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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 20,1913-12 Pages
Unsettled Tonight and Friday.
ZAPATA OPENS FIGHT
HUERTA; MADERO IS
Attorney General Billiard
Says Voters Will Have to
First Amend Constitution
PHOENIX, Arit, Feb. 20. Bonds
for roads or public buildings can
not be issued in Arizona. They
are expressly prohibited by the c ..i
tution. Such is the opinion of attorney gen
eral George Purdy Buliard, prepared at
the request of the finance committee
of the senate ana read to the senators.
This opinion is probably the roost
interesting document introduced at
This session of the legislature. It is a
severe blow to the Good Roads associa
tion, of Arizona, to the Supervisors'
association, to the state engineer and
everyone interested in good roads.
Recently the supervisors met in
Phoenix and went on record as favor
ing a road bond issue of SIO.OOO.OW.
The same day the Good Roads associa
tion met and requested the legislative
to submit a bond issue of $5,000,000 to
the people of the state.
Must Amend Confutation.
In his opinion, .the attorney general
declared that the state could issue
bonds up to J350.000 to cover general
indebtedness, but that nothing more
can be done without an amendment to
That a bill providing for the submis
sion of such an amendment to the peo
ple, which will open the way for bond
bills at the legislative session of 191.
will be introduced is by no means im
probable. In his message governor Hunt rec
ommended a bond issue of at least J30,
O00 for the construction of a west wing
to the capitol in order to relieve the
present congested condition of th
state house. At least two years must
now elapse before such an addition is
made, unless the legislators should de
cide to make an appropriation out of
the general fun. In view of the pres
ent economic tendencies of the legis
lature, this is sot likely.
Women Dcbobbcc Prison Reform.
No one was surprised when a peti
tion from the women of Florence, pro
testing against convicts being permit
ted to run at large in that town and
denouncing the administration prison
reform propaganda, was introduced in
both houses. The petition is much like
the protest of the male citizens or
Florence, submitted Tuesday, but
couched in somewhat gentler language.
In the house this petition was re
ferred to the state institutions com
mittee and in the senate to the com
mittee on county affairs. These are
the committees that received the other
petition. , V'S
Anti-Capital PHnUhmrat Defeated.
Hughes' bill to submit to the voters
an amendment to the constitution, was
killed in the senate when the commit
tee of the whole voted IS to five for
the indefinite postponement of the
This probably is the last that will
be heard of anti-capital punishment
legislation at this session. The six men
undr-r sentence of death -at Florence
must die unless governor Hunt exer
cises the power vested in him by the
constitution and commutes their sen
tences to life imprisonment, or a bill
The fate of Hughes' hill was pre
dicted weeks ago. .but the vote by
which it was indefinitely postponed
was surprising. It was expected that
the division would be much closer.
Probating- of Wills.
The committee of the whole spent
a long time discussing Hughes's bill
to permit the probating of wills during
1he lives of testators. Finally a few
amendments were adopted and It was
recommended that the measure take Its
regular course. It will probably
squeeze through when It comes up for
C. B. Wood's bill for the encourage
ment of county fairs was reported un
favorably once by the appropriations
committee, but senator wooa ciaimcu
that he had not been present wto
(Contm&ed on next page.)
COLQUITT READY TO
PROTECT AMERICANS ON BORDER
CALL OUT MILITIA
Austin, Texas, Feb. . Unless the
governor is Immediately assured by the
federal government that sufficient pro
tection Is to be afforded the peopi
along the Texas-Mexican border, decis
ive action will be taken by the chief
executive to protect the people from
i obbery and pillaging of Mexican bands.
He says the crisis is at hand, and in
the situation, according to messages
that have been pouring into the execu
tive department, there is much danger.
The governor late yesterday after
noon made public a message which he
had sent to United States senator Cul
berson urging that the matter be placed
before the president at once. The gov
ernor received a reply from the senator
stating that the matter had been placed
tefore the secretary of war. This is th
text of the governor's message to sena
tor Culberson at Washington:
'During the afternoon I have been re
ceiving telegrams from points on the
Rio Grande border telling me of prep
aration for the removing if the few
federal troops along the border at dif
ferent points. These dispatches say that
the Mexican population along the bor
der in Texas and Mexico regard this as
n nreDaration for intervention.
-Complaints are to the effect that
fcands of Mexicans are pillaging and
robbing along the Rio Grande. You will
understand the character of the popu
lation on the border and that the fed
eral officials are but little aid to the
state authorities in controling the situ-
S "Ub unable to get information as to
the purpose of the federal government
and the members of the cabinet do not
seem to understand the seriousness of
the situation from the standpoint of the
propertv owner and citizen along the
Rio Grande from El Paso to Brownsville.
oompnr1 " O-ontiar of more than 15C9
Maderistas and all Maderis
ta Enemies May Combine
WILL BE REBELS
VERSUS THE ARMY
THE rebels of northern Mexico
show no inclination that they
want peace in Mexico. Pascual
Orozco jr.. has sent a message of
congratulation to Huerta and Dlar,
but other rebels are about to
Join their old enemies, the Mader
istas and wage their new war
against Huerta and the army. This
time it will be all the rebels combined
with the supporters of Madero, and the
revolution will be more formidable
than ever, if reports reaching El Paso
are true. The Maderistas. who expect
to lose their jobs, are willing to fight
to get them back or at least to prevent
Vthe success of the regime that is suc
ceeding them, and the rebels appear to
be willing to join anybody to fight
anybody, so it seems that the Salazar-Rojas-Campas
crowd of rebels would
now combine with the Madero sup
porters and keep the ball .going.
The new cry will be "down with the
army. Gen. Huerta is not to be given
a chance, new elections will not be
permitted, but the fight will go on for
the elevation of some other dreamer
socialist in place of the one just
ousted by the military.
A conference of revolutionists is re
ported to be in progress, at Ojitos,
south of Palomas. where Kmilio Vas
quez Gomez has his provisional presi
dential headquarters. Revolutionists
from El Paso are attending this con
ference, and Manuel T,ujan. Francisco
Terrazas. Manuel Garza Aldape and
Delio Moreno Canton are among those
at the meeting, which Is being held
to decide what the revolutionists will
do next. Salazar, David de la Fuente,
Rojas and the other rebel leaders are
at the conference and the entire situ
ation which has developed since Huerta
became provisional president Js being
discussed in detail. .
A group of Chihuahua revolutionists
.- n AB, rhfhiittbim WadnAfidav
I entire lay wih -...-- -- . .
pnfgftt on the Mexican-Central pess-
ger train ana si&neu out jb u
the train arrived in Juarez to locate
the revolutionary leaders and find the
whereabouts of Gomez and Salazar.
They claimed to have important com
munications from the revolutionary
leaders in Chihuahua who are opposed
to Huerta and insist upon the fight
I...;... v.nf tin in ttla north ACTRillEt
the government as long as the federal
commander is in coniroi.
One of the revolutionary junta mem
bers here said Thursday morning that
an effort would be made to obtain
a peaceable settlement of the tangle
which has resulted from the seizure
of the government by Huerta. A demand
would be made to have him replaced
bv Felix Diaz or De la Barra as pro
visional president. To this end the re-
.... .r hA .AnfaranitA ixrfil Ha Oflrried
-to Mexico City and placed before Diaz
personally, me revolutionists w, m
he will be urged to take control of
the government affairs pending the
election of a successor. Should Diaz
refuse to listen to the delegation from
the northern rebels, the more radical
in their ranks say they will take the
field again and will fight the govern
ment harder than ever to dislodge
Huetra. A union of Maderistas. Sala
zars men and Vasquistas against
Huerta and the army is talked of.
Pancho Villa, who was deposed and
sentenced to be shot by Huerta. has
renounced" his original intention of be
coming neutral and says he will take
the field against Huerta. Jose de la
Lux Blanco, who also believes that he
was double crossed by Huerta, may
also join the rebels. The Juarez vol
unteers are ready to join the move
ment, the revolutionists say. and the
garrison at Nuevo Laredo, in command
of Col. Pascual sr.. will likewise join
with the new movement, it is reported.
The action of younger Orozco. how
ever, may influence his father and the
t.,.,nt f IMatu and De la Fu-
1&i'i'v"lt'u'a1' v- ..- -. -
ente in the provisional cabinet may
1 v.cc. iic offWt on the rebels.
"I wish you would call on the proper
authorities and find out their plans and
purpose and advise me. .If I am com
pelled to take the situation in hand. I
will do so vigorously.
"This state Is having the burden of
expenses and suspense to bear and the
present policy towards this state is an
outrage. Telegrams may be exagger
ated, nevertheless, people along the Rio
Grande stand in dread. Definite action
should be taken by the federal govern
ment and protection given by adequate
garrisons of troops, or advise me that
nothing will be done and let us look out
for ourselves. We will not hesitate to
protect our people if we can be advised
that the federal government will not
do so. Please find out and advise roe.
The governor has advised those who
informed him of the situation that ran
gers will be detailed, and that the mat
ter has again been put up to the federal
government through United States sen
The governor up to noon today said
he had not heard further from senator
Culberson. In the meantime the militia
Is being held in readiness for active
War Department Puxxled.
Washington. D. C.. Feb. 26. War de
partment officials are at a loss to un
derstand the complaint from governor
Cclquitt, of Texas, against the policy
pursued by the administration in the
conservation of peace along the bor
der. Brig. Gen. E. Z. Steever has es
tablished -what the soldiers regard as
a most efficient military patrol along
the entire northern boundary, and, al
though he is in a position to know pre
cise conditions in the neighborhood
of this line, so far he has failed to
report any causes of complaint which
gOTernor Colquitt has mentioned. The
general staff feels it unnecessary to
add to the border patrol.
Pascual Orozco, Jr., Seeds His
Congratulations to Diaz-Huerta
Eieardo Gomez Robelo, agent of the rebels in El Paso, received the following
message for transmission to Felix Diaz on Thursday:
"Camp in the district of Bravos, Ohih., Feb. 19, 1913.
"Sr. General Felix Diaz,?Mexico, D. F.: ,-,,.. i
"I congratulate you, Gen. Mondragon and the other distinguished chiefs, officials
and troops for your Heroic work and the happy ending obtained, which resulted in
the fall of the government of Madero and the most firm basis for the reestablishment
of our beloved fatherland. "Pascual Orozco, Jr."
Mr. Robelo will send this telegram this afternoon to . Felix Diaz.
Those who have seen Orozco 's signature several times are satisfied that the sig
nature to this message is genuine.
COMING THIS WAY
Gov. Gonrales and Coanul l.lorente
Said to be on Same Train Ma
dero Will be Held In Junrcz.
Alberto Madero, uncle of expresident
Madero and his business representa
tive. Is expected from Chihuahua on a
special train tonight in an effort to
leave the country. It was reported
late Wednesday night that everything
had been arranged for the train, but it
did not run for some reason. Thla
morning orders are reported to have
been received by Col. Juan N. Vasquez
in Juarez to stop the Madero train ahd
hold Alberto Madero until his case
..i,i Ho ini-p-stirated. The orders are
said to have come direct from Huerta
at Mexico City and that an effort will j
h made to connect Alberto iiaoero
diro SS!oy.,fof1!tto7n "he
republic. No verification 01 me re
port can be obtained. The Mexican
Central officials in El Paso say that no
special train has been reported to the
EI Paso office.
Gov. Abram Gonzales, Mexican con
sul E. C. Llorente. of El Paso, and othCY
Maderista officials in Chihuahua, are
said to have arranged to come to the
border on the Madero train. There is
a warrant for the Mexican consul and
for Madero in the federal court in El
Paso on the charge of conspiracy to
ship ammunition to Mexieo.
It is not believed that Llorente will
be detained in Juarez, as he is a per
sonal friend of Huerta and was with
him much of the time the general was
in Juarez, but he would be arrested on
'reaching El Paso.
CUESTA ADMITS HE
WAS A TRAITOR
Douglas Mexican Consul Says That
While Serving Madero. He Was Get
ting Information for Rebels.
Douglas. Ariz.. Feb. 20. Mexican con-
,.i Pimcta onnnnnrM that "Will JlOt
withdraw as consul here since Huerta
a. t,Aa -ma no nrnviviiiiidi ui ty"-
i .. , mniie nrnvisional president.
Recently he resigned and senor Perez
was appointed by Madero to fill the va
cancy. Cuesta says if rerez comes to
take the place he will refuse to give up.
on the ground that an appointment from
Madero is void. , .. . ,.
Cuesta comes out in a lengthy state
ment stating that he has been a. rebel
all the time of his service and in that
role has been able to render valuable
service to the rebel cause He says he
was able to secure valuable information
from United States officials under the
guise of an official, which could not
otherwise have been secured.
He says. "Under the guise of an offi
cial of Madero. I was able to follow
every American officer with whom J
FROM REBEL CAMP
-iiimhus X. M.. Feb. zo. ameiio
ttus, XS. AL. J?eu. -v. ""- I
Vasquez Gomez. David de '
Gen. inez saiazar nave ibbucu ...... .
festos calling upon an . "
serve order. In one of these it is de
clared that property shall not be de
stroyed unless necessary to secure mili
tary advantages in the war. Anyone
otherwise destroying property will be
summarily dealt with.
They declare further that all guar
antees shall be extended to both na
tives and foreigners. They further de
clare that Jefes politico of the various
towns shall do all in their power to se
cure funds for the revolutionary party
when called upon to do so.
CAXAXEA SOT PLRVSED
WITH TUBS OF AFFAIRS
Cananea. Mexico. Feb. 20. Develop
ments in Mexico City seem to be viewed
by prominent Mexicans here with ap
prehension and distrust except by the
followers of Diaz, who are pleased at
the overthrow of Madero. All declare,
however, that anything Is preferable
to intervention by the United States.
The general belief is that yesterday's
coup will not result in peace, but that
the Maderistas will take up arms
against the establishment of a mili
tary form of government, which ap
pears likely and which but few north
ern Mexicans appear to desire.
MADBIUSTUS AT JUAREZ
REFUSE TO J.XY DOWN" ARMS
A Huerta demonstration was planned
Thursday afternoon in Juarez by the
federals in the Juarez garrison and the
supporters of Felix Diaz and Huerta in
EI Paso. The plan was to have a pa
rade and a friendly demonstration
through the streets.
An effort to disarm the Maderista
volunteers in Juarez Wednesday failed
as the volunteers refused to surrender
their arms. Trouble is feared between
the volunteers and federals should a
demonstration be held.
1. Question If a stove cost $12
what will a ton of coal come to?
2- Q. What word is that to
which if you add a syllable, it will
make it shorter?
Q- 'hy is an avaricious man
like one with a sJiort memory
4. Q. What belongs to yourself,
yet is used by others more than
5. Q. In camps about the center
In smiling meadows seen
throughout the year:
The silent angler views me
m the streams.
And all must trace me In
their morning dreams.
First In the mob conspicu
ous I stand.
Proud of the lead, and
ever in command.
Answers will tie found under their
appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
THHT HJK PEBSDHAL 6BIEflBCES
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Feb. 20. The fate of ex-president Madero is to be left
in the hands of the new cabinet and will doubtless be decided tonight
The ex-president is now the personal prisoner of Gen. Huerta, who refuses
to accept the responsibility for his disposition.
Gen. Huerta was on the point of permitting Madero and Suarez to leave the
country, but was counseled to delay action by close friends, who considered it
probable that Madero would use his freedom to hatch new plots.
The provisional president declared he would place the case of Madero before
the cabinet ministers immediately after they were sworn into office. There ap
peared a strong probability today that the
j examine him would be urged as a solution.
Madero and Suarez are azain confined in rooms assigned to them in the na
tional palace and from which the guards are never absent. They were in a state of
deep dejection, as they had been informed of Gustavo Madero's death, and were
deeply concerned as to their own fate.
MADERO IS SULLEN.
When informed of the provisional president's intention to permit the cabinet
to settle his fate, Madero appeared to be not greatly relieved. He sat sullenly, re
fusing to answer any questions.
Madero's trial before the cabinet ministers will, it is said, find Francisco de la
Barra almost alone in counseling moderation and clemency.
Rodelfo Reyes, the minister of justice, is likely to remember the death of Iris
father in the attack on the palace and the high banded manner in which he con
siders Madero treated him. With the exception, possibly, of two others, all the
ministers have personal grievances, thus making the cabinet-jury scarcely a
MADERO'S PATE IN BALANCE.
It is stated .that the ex-president was to be deported f rem Veracruz as Porifirie
Diaz was sent away, and that his exile
imurder of CoL Riverol. whom he was accused of killing at the time of his arrest to
. tne national paiace. me iormai accusauun was waue a&ouui. uiul uy aiiumcy
1 1 01?u lf.. lL aAAsAY . ill Y1m j3 Ifr nn 1aaIhaJ
lyauws oaiinas ueiuie uic anumey geueiai ui uk icuuuuv, uu ji va ucvmnu
that the charge was to be left pending should he attempt to return to the republic
Preparations had been made at midnight for his departure with the members
of his family into exile, but these were
1 Ge Huert- the new provisional president
Senora Madero and the ex-president s two sisters and his aged father, to
gether with the family of ex-vice president Jose Pino Suarez, waited at the station
ready to depart for Veracruz and thence for Europe, but at the hour which had
been fixed for departure, congress was still in session discussing the situation.
MADERO HELD BY CONGRESS.
Senora Madero and the rest of her party of exiles had waited impatiently
for more than two hours when they were informed by ex-foreign minister Lascu
rain that the ex-president "would be prevented from joining them on their jour
ney." Senor Lascurain declared that he wasunable to give any explanation of the
delay. Senora Madero, fearing the intentions of congress and Gen. Huerta in re
gard to her husband, wept profusely. She and her party then left the railroad
station and went back to the "city. Madero is held on a charge of murder.
THE MADER0S AS MURDERERS.
The refusal to permit the ex-president to leave is the direct result of charges
by Gen. Huerta.
In a statement made last night, Gsn. Huerta said that two attempts were
made against his -life before the arrests, and he attributes both of them to the
IHadprnc Thj fircf -Memnt irac n
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.. "m.i. u uv yum... j.uis, uu. uuuia laiu at me uuui 01 me ex-presiuent.
The second attempt was made at the
Madero's arrest. Huerta says he was repeatedly urged to drink poisoned wine
from a bottle. He was suspicious and refused to do so. An analysis of the wine
showed it contained cyanide of potassium.
At the instigation of the government, Madero is also held formally responsible
for the death of Col. Siveroll, which occurred at the time of Madero's arrest Con
flicting stories are in circulation regaiding the slayer of Riveroll, but it is stated
officially that Madero shot him with a pistol.
REBELS RAID ANOTHER
RANCHERS APPEAL FOR PROTECTION
RANCH NEAR ALPINE
ALPINE, Tex, Feb. 20. Armed Mexicans, supposed to be rebels, raided th
Cotter ranch, 20 miles south of this place, Tuesday, and took several
horses. James Cotter and his son, William, were present at the time, hut
were powerless. This is the third ranch in this section raided, rebels also havine
; made reprisals on the Hancock ranch, 15
lawn, iu miies soutnwest or here.
An American driving from Terlingua shot at a Mexican horseman because
the latter refused to get out of his way. The Mexican had his wounds dressed at
the Bird ranch. He was not dangerously wounded.
The posse, which has been out hunting Mexican bandits has not been heard
from. Some of the members have been riding for three days without any sleep.
Residents here contend that the border patrol should be increased instead of
being removed from this section.
NORTH WESTERN TO
REBUILD AT ONCE
Mndcra and Pearson Lumber Mill Will
lie Hun on Full ShlftH When Rail
road Is Reconstructed.
Political atmosphere is beginning to
clear In Mexico and the Mexico North
Western railroad officials are prepar
ing to begin active work on the recon
struction of the railroad line from
Juarez to Madura which has been torn
up a greater part of the time since the
outbreak of the Madero revolution. The
officials believe that Salazar and his
men will accept the new regime and
that the company will he permitted to
resume operations on the railroad work.
The Madera and Pearson mills will
then be opened -Jnd lumber will be
brought out of Mexico sufficient to run
the El Paso Milling company plant with
a day and night shift. Lumber is now
bein-r hauled out over the Central bj
the North Western train crews and
a sufficient supply of raw materia.1 is
b.ing oltiinid t keep the Pearson
mills operating regularly.
appointment or a lunacy commission to
was to be a substitute for a trial for the
suddenly belted by mysterious orders from
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hn , oV,..,-!,, v. -; J-l. !.:
"iir" k"2. V- J?5??
banquet, which culminated in Gustavo
miles northeast of Alpine, and the Healy
AGUA PRIETA TROOPS
ARE LOYAL TO HUERTA
Are Ordered to Parade to Shovr Their
Loyalty Their Commander an
Old Diaz Man.
Douglas. Ariz., Feb. 20. I'pon recom
mendation of governor Maytorena. of
Sonora. the federal troops In Agua
Prieta, numbering 300. acknowledged
allience to Gen. Huerta by giving a mil
itary parade this morning.
Most of the troops are Vaqui Indiana
Those who are not are soldiers of the
old Diaz regime. They are under com
mand of Gen. OJeda. an old time friend
of the elder Dias.
WOULD TAKE FIELD
Douglas. Arix., Feb. 20. Toal Ma.hr
stas 90. y telegrams have been sent by
the comisarios of Nacoaari and Can.t
nea offering to raise a force to take :h
riell r.t nme for Madero. Nacoaarl c.f
fermc 10O0 .ind Cananea l'JOO mer if tie
R'iv. rnor will nuip them. The Jt; !ud.i
of trove' ii"! M.ij torena .s ac-r.iusc such
a pi. in. hew r.
HUERTA ALLEGES THAT PRESIDENT
AND GUSTAVO TRIED TO KILL HIM
Diaz to Run for Presidency at the Coming Elections
Only the Most Optimistic Look for Complete Acquies
cence by the Rebels in the New Order of Things
Porfirio Diaz Is Informed That He Is Avenged.
MEXICO CITY, Mex Feb. 20-The activity of the followers of Zapata has
been turned against the new administratioa. A small force of rebels
was reported today iff the neighborhood of the capital and government
troops were sent out against them. ,. 3 n ,-- t-.'.
An unconfirmed dispatch says that Cuernavaca had fallen into Zapata a
baHdS' DIAZ TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
Felix Diaz will enter the race for the presidency. Probably Gen. Huerta win
not run against him. One reason why Diaz made ro effort to secure the provis
ional presidency for himself was his wish to be entirely free to organize and direct
bis party in the coming campaign. ... z tilJT
The mexican capital was in a suw uuvcunuk; & -. --
I the fate of heads of the old administration. Gen. Huerta's order preventing tie
departure of Francisco aadero gave nse to many iaiaia tTOk .
Meanwhile the attitude of Zapata and Emflio Vasquez Gomez, leaders of the
southern and northern rebels, is occasioning anxiety.
10,000 KILLED AHD INJURED.
The closest estimates obtainable of the casualties during toe figHis m the
streets show that about 3000 persons were killed and 7000 wounded. These are
not government figures, nor will the government be able to make any reliable cal-
nmost cases no official records were kept of the bodies, which ware burned.
Numerous instances are known in which whole families are wiped out by exploding
shells or by the penetrating fire of machine guns. The great majority of the dead
were non-combatants, including a large proportion of women and children.
Estimates as to the loss of property are necessarily inaccurate. There is so
doubt that tie damage amounts to many raUlions.
ONLY OPTIMISTS EXPECT PEACE.
Only the optimistic residents of the Mexican capital pretend to believe that
the substitution of Gen. Huerta for Frandsco L Madero wiH result in the restora
tion of complete peace throughout the republic. It remains to be seen how many
rebel leaders will accept the invitation extended to them by Huerta to jom in an
effort to restore normal conditions. ... - -, t,
It appears to be taken for granted that Emiliano Zapata, "the irreconcilable,
will continue at the head of his force in the south, while Emflio Vasquez Gomez,
by the issue of his proclamation, claiming the presidency, had rendered conditions
in the north problematicaL
NORTHERN REBELS MAY STILL FIGHT.
Those familiar with the propaganda of the northern rebels express the belief
that Pascual Orozee, jr, Iaez Salazar and other leaders .say not be satisfied with
the' setectioa of only one ef their- comrades, David de la Taente, as a cabinet
On the other hand, it is well known that the men who have been operating
in the north are tired of fighting and have repeatedly said that their main object
in doing so was the removal of Francisco Madero from power.
NO TEMPORIZING WITH REBELS.
., .... .. :i, i. A.. -. I... Jll. ...... nf la vaVaIp Tt ttaraa
i xne new aamimsirauon wui bol iciupuiuc wiuiuuj ws icui. . uwcuwo
I that all that is possible will be done to effect a reconciKatieH, bat in the event of
I . .. ... ,; l !i. A.. ..... ....,... w,.fA AlittaJn taoml
iauure in wis oiiecuon, n proposes io wu&e vi&uiuut aj.i.s. auamj '
troops have been sent to Cuernavaca to prevent the occupation of that city by
Zapata. It is believed the army officers will now enter the campaign energetically
against the rebels.
Only three of those arrested by Gens. Huerta and Blanquet at tie moment
of the overthrow of Madero remain in custody. These are Francisco I. Madero
himself; Jose Pino Suarez, vice president, and Frederico Gonzales Garza, who was
governor of the federal district and incurred widespread dissatisfactiefi.
MILITARY STUDENTS AS HEROES.
Tie students of the military school at Tlalpam, who initiated the revolt in
the federal capital 12 days ago, have been acclaimed as heroes by residents of
The soldiers who only a couple of days ago were shooting at one another in
the streets, are fraternizing today and describing the events of the bombardment
from their different points of view.
HUERTA AND DIAZ IN ACCORD.
Gen. Huerta and Gen. Diaz had an extended conference, after which it was an
nounced that they were in complete accord. Later Gen. Huerta was in conference
with the American ambassador, Henry Lane Wilson.
Already forced to face plots, the new administration caused the arrest last
night of Gen. Francisco Romero.
Romero is accused of complicity with Fraadsca Coao Robelo in a new revolt.
The plot involves a group of rurales.
THREE PRESIDENTS IN A DAY.
February 19 will be remembered as the date when Mexico had within aa hour
three presidents, one of them Francisco L Madero, had been deposed, but he le
gally retained his title until the resignation last night of himself and Jese Pino
Saurez as vice president.
After the resignations ef Madero and Pino Saurez had been accepted, Pedro
Lascuraia as minister of foreign affairs, was called by congress to succeed the
retiring executive, aad 25 minutes later he was succeeded by Gen. Huerta, whom
he had appointed minister of the interior, thus making regular the succession oi
Huerta. Congress then confirmed Huerta as provisional president.
DEATH OF GUSTAVO MADERO.
Felix Diaz today denied responsibility for the execution of Gustavo Madero and
Adolf o Basso, superintendent of the national palace. The official. report on tie
death of Gustavo Madero says:
"He was being removed from one part of the arsenal to another, wien he made
a dash for liberty. The officers in charge fired at Mm and killed hha."
Adolf o Basso, an old man, was killed inside tie rebel lines. He was for years
superintendent of the national palace.
The death of Gustavo Madero is still the chief topic of eomversatioB. among the
populace. Many people today sought for souvenirs of tie dead politician, and one
person paid $25 for a fragment of his eyeglass.
AZC0NA IS ARRESTED.
Juan Sanchez Azcona, private secretary of Francisco Madero, and Jesus
Uruerta, Madero's chief supporter in the chamber of deputies, were added to the
list of prisoners yesterday. They had escaped from the dty ia an automobile
during tie upheaval at tie national palace, but were captured between here and
PORFIRIO DIAZ IS AVENGED.
A telegram was sent today to tie Paris residence ef Porfirio Dia, the former
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Saturday s a Holiday; Boys
And Girls to Be Guests of
Herald at Campbell Shews
Everv boy and gl El Paso will go to "Campbell's Big Shows'' nest
Saturday afternoon and evening as guests of the El Paso Herald. The Herald
has bought the skow for the afterncon and night and no child entering m.'.l
have to pay if he or she first calls at The Herald for tickets. The tickets will
be distributed at one dock in the afternoon, one to each child, and each ticket
will entitle the hoMer to ndmiagioa to every attraction on the grounds to
see the animal show, the animal eireus, the minstrel shows, the freaks, fat ami
lean the flea circus, the happy family of monkeys; to free rides on the Ferris
wheel and in fact to see and enjoy everything on the grounds.
The Kg Shows am fast being put in shape for the public and the manage
ment promises El Pasoans a week of first-class entertainment, following the
big opening next Saturday.
Boys and Girls, be at The Herald office at one ociock Saturday afternoon
to get your tickets. Tie Herald has bought them for you and wants you to
use them. There are plenty for alL