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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 25, 191310 Pages
Kara Tonight or Wednesday;
3. PASO LEFT
Battery B Is Sent to Galveston and 22d Infantry Is In
structed to Entrain For Texas City, Leaving To
nightCavalry on Border Guard Duty at
the Bridges at Present.
EL- PASO was-strtoped of its only re
maining regiment of infantry and
its lone battery of artillery Tues--..
so they could be sent to Galves
t..n for mobilization This leaves only
i . regiment of cavalry, the second, on
tuiv at Fort Bliss, and several of Its
troops are scattered along the border.
Th. :2th. caalr is stationed west of
l:i Paso on the New Mexico border. The
rmth and fifth cavalry are guarding
tht Arizona border.
Orders came Monday night for bat-t-r
B, third field artillery, to leave.
.ini this organization entrained early
Tudav. Orders to the 22d infantry did
not reach here until Tuesday morning.
The nrst battalion of the regiment will
get away at lu oclock tonight.
Orders Came QBlek.
Batter B h ft El Paso for Galveston
on a special train from the G. H. yards
Tu. siav at 1 oclock. They had been or
dered to join batteries A and C, of the
sanit regiment at Glfeston, prepared
to. tart for Mexico, if the situation
there requires intervention.
When the actual order for movement
of the 22d was received Tuesday morn
ing, work started at once in breaking
amn iinil nnckinfir auid loading the
camp" equipment of the 22d on board S. .
Jf cars "spotted on tne iort siaing.
The first battalion, which will leave
at 10 oclock this evening, will be fol
lowed by the other battalions in a short
tune Col. Daniel A. Frederick is com
mander of the 22d. It has been sta
tioned here since the outbreak of the
Orozco revolution and has had tem
porary quarters on the Fort Bliss reser
vation. Its home station is San An
tonio at Fort Sam Houston.
Cavalry at the Bridges.
Troop K, ot the second cavalry, rode
down town from the fort Tuesday morn
ing and is now encamped at the two
international bridges relieving G com
pany, of the 22d infantry, which goes
to Galveston with the 2id regiment.
Capt. H. A. Hannigan and G company
hae been on duty at the bridges for
two months past.
The chamber of commerce board of
irectorTI will be called to meet very
F.'.on and discuss the border situation.
It is reported as certain that n. request
"will be sent through the proper channel
for more troops to replace those, re
moved. ' . .
Governor Maytorena Openly Charged
With Receiving Large Sum From
Madero For His Loyalty.
Hermosillo. Sonora, Mex.. Feb 25.
Ponora will not revolt against Huerta.
The state congress adjourned today
without agstssy itMjfrfMMS"""'"'
port his position, governor Jose Marts
Maytorena has not tendered hte resig
nation. The legislative session was very ex
citing The Bias adherents, declaring them
selves Porfiristas. came in greater
t i umber than was expected. They
charge that governor Maytorena's loy
alty to Madero was due to the payment
to him by Madero from the national
treasury of 118,000 pesos as damages
to buildings and crops of the Maytor
The Maderistas declared CoL Kos
terlitzky's sub-officers had perverted
the text of the governor's proclama
tion, to make the people believe May
torena had urged allegiance to Huerta.
It Is possible that Gen. Gil will be
named as military governor and that
governor Maytorena will resign.
MEXICO TO INCREASE
ARMY TO 150,000 MEN
Gen. ntonIo Rabago Sajs 80,000 Men
Will Be L"Hder Arm Within Fear
Months; Recruiting Starts.
Chihuahua, Mex., Feb. 25. One of the
first big moves of the new political
regime in the republic, according to
ilen Antonio Rabago, -commanderin-chief
of the fourth military zone and
military governor of Chihuahua, which
Includes this state, will be a thorough
reorganisation of the army. The mlll
tar leader estimates the number of
soldiers necessnrj io maintain peace
and order at all times in the republic
at lo 0.000 men
Gen Rabago thinks that a large num
ber of volunteers and rebels who have
been fighting for and against the gov
ernment for the past several years will
enlist their services with the -new gov
ernment, and that within a period of
foil'- months the strength of the army
will have reached 80,000 men.
from what is known of the plans ot
the new government, recruiting agents
will be pent to all the large cities and
t('.5 in tne repuouc ana oinces
opened and campaigns for men to as- .
t the government will be started.
REBELS TO FIGHT
FOR NEW REGIME
Caraveo and Rojas Have Coat Tevrards
Sonora Ready to 'Take the
Field Against Xayterena.
Man ello Caraveo, former Orozco
r. bel general, with 500 men, it is re- I
tiorted has marched away from Chi- i
haahua city for the west it is reported
that lie has accepted the Huerta gov--r-nment
and will Join Gen. Antonio
i'oj.t who al; tady has entered Sonora
t,-. pared to take the field for Huerta
j" tlu event of a rebellion in that state
eainst the new government. Caraveo
was ready to quit the field ac a rebel
ome time before the Diaz-Huerta coup
at Mexico City and immediately came
into the field when Huerta ascended to
PRISON CHIEF ADNI1TSS ,
LAXITY OF DISCIPLINE
PBOKNIX, Ariz.. Feb. 25. Under ai
rigid cross-examination by repre
sentative Leon Jacobs, superin
tend, nt R. B. Sims tnte morning ad
mitted that the law was not followed
strictly in all cases at the state prison
ai; Florence. Four boys were trans
ferred from Florjence to the industrial
school without authority of law be
cause it seema not right to ketp them
with hardtned criminals. He advo
cated a law -e-regatinf? degenerates
and those be ond reform from other
He said it was dangerous to pass a
law requiring convicts to be kept inside
the walls as it is necessary to work
them to prevent trouble
Tl -st'm of givinp prisoners tun
jai tredit for one da;. 's woik is not
uirc Uj jvtritioiKd t'T 1 w he said, but
HICAGO. I1L. Feb." - 25. Freight
I cars for carrying the impediments
of the 27th infaBtry to Galveston
were run into the siding at Fort Shell -dan
this morning. Loading was began
Maj. Gen. "Win. H. Carter, command
ing the second division, and his staff,
will leave at 8:50 tonight
Special trains will follow within half
an hour. Lieut. CoL Beecher Bay is
checking up the movement of troops
toward Galveston. His reports this
morning showed that the movement
was going forward without mishap.
At army headquarters, a scene of
orderly bustle was presented. Gen. Car
ter's x office was crowded with trunks
and boxes and the officer himself was
engaged in packing them.
The war bags of his staff officers
were piled in orderly array in the cor
ridors waiting to be transferred to the
Leek of train facilities today delayed
the departure of troops for Galveston
from forts Benjamin Harrison, Wayne
and Brady. Three companies of the
engineers corps at Fort Leavenworth
were also hampered for lack of cars.
according to reports received at divlg-
TROOPS AT PRESIDIO ARE
MUSTERED READY FOR FIELD
San Francisco, Calif.; Feb. 35. Dawn
today found 2300 -.fighting men
bivouacked in the wild flowers of the
Presidio. The force was the full gar
rison strength of the post, ordered un
der canvas for inspection by CoL Bell,
inspector general of the w.eatern de
partment Orders called for field equip
ment and camp kitchens, post bakery,
and all responded.
No one at the presidio ' appeared to
know when the regiments would re
turn to barracks. They remained in
camp all day and nobody could be
found who would say that the inspec
tion had anything to do with the
mobilisation of the second army di
vision at Galveston. It was stated,
however, that the Inspection showed the
entire command to be in readiness to
take the field on 24 hours' notice.
TROOPS LEAVE CnEVBSSE
FOR THE GALVBSTOX CAMP
Cheyenne, Wyo. Feb. 35. At noon to
day the third section of troops of the
Hth infantry left Fort RuseelL The
fourth and last section will leave at
two oclock. Though no orders have
been received by the hospital corps and
ambulances at the. poet, officers in
charge are preparing to move and the
Union Pacific has DDlIed 21 cars for
this purpose. The hospital corps and J
ambulance corps consist of 12 v men
160 mules and 24 wagons.
imrrc ivn .
-AT -ffltVBWHSTU J
Galveston. Texas, Feb. 25. Company
D, signal corps, arrived in Galveston
today, the first of the troops to reach
here for mobilization. Following the
signal corps, train loads of scldiers
continued to arrive throughout the day.
The army transport McClellan arrived
today and docked alongside the Sum
ner. The Kilpatrick is expeoted to
reach port tonight
AGUA PRIETA IS
FOR HUERTA NOW
Volunteers Come In As Part' of the
Federal Command; Salaxar to
Fight For Huerta If deeded.
Asm Prieta. Son.. Mex.. Feb. 25.
The situation is quieter here than for
several days. Upon orders from gov
ernor "Maytorena, eomlssario Calles
turned over his command of volunteers
late yesterday to Gen. OJeda. The val
imtri took the chanee with seeming
indifference. The change followed !
shortly after a near clash between
the regulars and volunteers, brought
on by the attempt of the regular to
disarm the irregular troops.
The volunteers registered and drew
up in battle line, the federals re
treating. OJeda is said to have issued
a similar order to all commanders of
volunteers where the federals are !n
garrison. It marks his aequiesenee to
the Huerta regime.
Mexicans held a secret meeting at
Pirtleville Sunday night, the result,
it is said, being the adoption of
strong resolutions" condemning the Hu
erta administration for the death of
Madero. They counseled secession of
Sonora, advising that state to hold
aloof from the nation until a definite
settlement of the government is had.
Thev agreed to furnish .an armed force
to fight should the Huerta troops In
vade the state. The meeting later,
it is alleged, took up the matter f
action in case of intervention by the
United States. Agreeing upon pians.
foreettinr all political differences and
fighting a common enemy, me .mmm
cans. The plans are secret but are
said to be complete in all details.
It is claimed by Diaz men that 3000
ex-rebels, who -have accepted Huerta,
are being mobilized near the eastern
border of Sonora, ready to invade the
state should it attempt to secede and
fight against Huerta. The commands
are said to be under Salazar. Cara
veo and Rojas, who will act under
orders of Gen. OJeda.
TIND RIFLED POUCH
IS RAILROAD YARDS
A letter pouch was found in the G. H.
yards Tuesday morning by a car In
spector. The pouch was billed to
Weatherford. Tex., and had bee slit
open with a knife and a part of the
contents taken. The Pu J5!?!-"
ered to the Unite! States of fiirfals. frBo
are investigating the mail robbery.
It was the custom under a former ad
ministration. . , . . .
No contract has been let for prison
supplies for eight months. All were
bought on the open market. This is
not in accordance with the law but
saved the state thousands of dollars, he
Sims denied that convicts except
trusties are permitted on the streets ot
Florence without guards. He had heard
of none buving liquor. He once sent
"Bob" Anderson after six bottles of
heer for his own household.
Tt is now certain that two reports
will be submitted, one to the house and
one to the senate
Unfriendlv feeling was displayed this
jnorning Jketween representatives and
Jacobs licd s nator Wood the
i l.airm..r. v ith unfairness and said
thr. w iv ,,r.- -. ,f rules for 1h-' sen
ators an., ii , r j r -s.s ntatives.
It Is Now Up to the Gov
ernorHeld It Would Aid
El Paso Exposition.
LAUGHREN WOULD .
gy ANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 25. The
. house yesterday afternoon, acting
fc-' under suspension of the rules, j
passed senate bill 104, the county
salaries Mil, by a vote of 30 to 13, or
more than two-thjrds. -The measure -was
in the house less than ten minutes be
fore it was reported back to the senate,
as having been passed. The vote upon
the suspension of the rule's was
unanimous, 39 to 0. It was then pro
posed that several amendments be-included,
but the house voted down each
one and passed thto bill as it was, pushed
through .the senate last Friday.
Asked what he would do in regard
to his rumored intention of vetoing the
measure, governor William C. McDon
ald declared that he had nothing what
ever to say in the bilL
I have not even seen it yet," he
said, "and only know from hearsay
that it passed."
The votes as they stand in the two
houses,- 20 to 4 in the senate last Fri
day, and 30 to 13 in the house Monday,
indicate that the legislators will be
able to pass the measure over the
executive veto if they so desire, pro
viding of course, that the governor
vetoes the bill.
In the senate Monday the introduc
tion of a state-wide prohibition measure
by Messrs. Holt and Romero was the
feature. This is in the nature of a Joint
resolution contemplating the submission
of the proposition to the people of New
Mexico as a. constitutional amendment.
It is said that a petition bearing some
17,000 signatures favoring this measure
.w.il be presented to the senate today
or tomorrow. The act prohibits the
manufacture, sale, barter or keeping of
liquors of any sort whatever, except for
medicinal, scientific or industrial pur
poses. The bill to abolish the mounted po
lice remained on the calendar without
any action. It was jr. special order for
Monday, consequently it can be taken
up at any time hereafter.
The district attorney bill Is also on
New Senate Bills.
The introduction of a number of
bills, followed the opening routine in
One of the new -measures is by
Pankey for the beautificatlon of Santa
Fe, the state's capital: another, by
Hinkle, would reimburse the citizens
of Roswell for rebuilding the burned
gunsheds of tite battery of artillery.
Senate byi 164. by Mr- LauBhrag
rHwftlMts' lagtn uitulOttnMt. - Mt
steer roping law MS "been" hi effect for
some time, but its spirit has been
evaded by the substitution of goats for
steers. The new bill prohibits roping
exhibitions of all kinds.
For El Pino Exposition.
Senator Holt introduced a Joint res
olution, petitioning congress to appro
priate $250,000 for the International
celebration at El Paso, and to provide
for the participation therein of the state
of New Mexico.
Under suspension of the rules, senate
bill 154, by Mr. Ilfeld. was passed.
There was no opposition. The bill pro
vides that the supreme court may
adopt a seal.
The house yesterday afternoon passed
two bills, saw the introduction of 23
new ones and the return of about 2
from committee. The calendar was
thus about the same length today as it
was last Friday, when it contained 33
"Blue Skj" Law Passes.
After a debate lasting two hours the
house today passed a "blue sky"T law
which is stringent in all particulars
except as to those engaged in mining,
coal, oil or gas and the sale of stocks
thereon. The bill wasamended so as
to eliminate those industries The house
passed a stringent herd law and re
cessed until this afternoon.
President-elect Endorses Principle of
Bills Providing Citizenship for
Trenton, N. X, Feb. 26. President
elect Wilson resigned the governorship
of New Jersey at 1 oclock today, to take
effect at noon Saturday, March 1. He
wrote his resignation In his own hand
and sent it by secretary Tumulty to
David S. Carter, secretary of state. At
the same time, he sent a message to
both houses of the legislature notify
ing them of his act.
T think," he said, with a smile, "I
shall celebrate the fact that I shall be
a private citizen for three days by
turning a handspring."
President-elect Wilson has revealed
the state of his mind with respect to
the formatlon-of his cabinet and rec
on menoations for legislation at the ex
tra session of congress to be called
"My thought of the personnel of the
administration," explained the president-elect,
"Is to get the best force,
impetus and snap into it, so it will be
a groun of fellows who will do great
Mr. Wilson said he had not com
pleted his cabinet, and he realized the
time was growing short. The president-elect
said that in his talk with
Samuel Gompers and Frank Morrison,
of the American Federation of Labor,
he had endorsed the principle of the
blHs providing cit&enship for Porto
He approved also the principle of
the worklngmen's compensation bill
JURY FINDS SNEED
IS NOT GUILTY
Vernon, Texas, Feb. 25. John Beal
Sneed was today declared not guilty of
the murder of AI G. Boyce. Jr.. at
Amarillo. Texas, last September. The
Jury retired last night and returned
the verdict today.
Sneed shot Boyce to . death on a
street in Amarillo upon what was said
to have been their first meeting after
Boyce eloped with Mrs. Sneed.
AI Boyce. jr., was the second mem
ber of the Boyce family Sneed had
killed on account of the elopement. The
first was CapL AI Boyce sr. who was
shot in a Fort Worth hotel. Sneed's
(defence was that he feared for his life
and that Capt. Boyce was aiding his
son, AI, in the elopement. He was tried
twice for the killing of the elder Boyct
Friends Congratulate Snccd.
Amarillo, Tex., Feb. 25. Numerous
messages of congratulations were sent
to J. Beal Sneed. acquitted by a jury
at Vernon. Te., to which point the case
was transferred from Amarillo Ama
rillo anl paiihindlr friend an j'i nlant
i . er the idAoriMe tinriitiun tf th-
usational murdi r iri.iL
GOMEZ TO GO
Aldape Withdraws in Favor
' of the Rebel Provisional
DE LA FUENTE
VISITS EL PASO
N ATTEMPT will be made to of
fer a position to Rmilie Vasquez
Gomez in the cabinet of Gen.
Huerta. In this way it is expects to
cause Gomez to withdraw his presiden
tial claims. Gomez Is with the reSel
army below the New Mexico border. He
appointed his provisional cabinet some
time before Huerta was named presi
dent at Mexico City.
- Manuel Garza Aldape. appointed min
ister of agriculture in Huerta's cabinet,
has agreed to refuse the position on
the understanding that Gomez will be
appointed in his stead. David de la
Fuertte. chief of staff to Inez Salazar,
the rebel general who had accepted the
Gomez claims, will take the proffered
position in the Haerta cabinet. De la
Fuente came to El Paso late Monday
in a special train from Columbus. N.
M.. en route to -3exico City.
By the elevation of Gomez to the
cabinet, it Is expected 1 put in Imme
diate effect the rebel demands'' for dls
trimtion of public lands. As minister
of agriculture, Gomez would be empow
ered to settle the agrarian problem to
the satisfaction of therebels. It is as
serted by rebel agents here. This ar
rangement is given as the reason for
the failure of Aldape and de la Fuente
to at once accept the positions offered
by Huerta, fearing to arouse complica
tions with the followers of Gomez who
had been offered nothing by the party
in power at Mexico City.
Aldape. now at San Antonio. Tex.,
will leave soon for the national capital
to lay the plan for pacification of the
northern rebels berore Gen. Huerta and
" De la- Fuenta and Gomez both are
udder bond on federal indictments is
sued In Texas, but It is hardly probable
that hese indictments will be pressed.
since the government they were fight
ing has been dverthrown. This Is the
poHey that was followed in the Madero
revolution. Madero himself was under
Indictment here, but he was permitted,
after his victory over Diaz, to pass
through Texas from K. Paso to Eagle
Pass, enroute to Mexico City, without
arrest or interference.
Defence Has Star Witness
in Hotel McCoy Night
Bellboy R. B. Yanez.
ROSS AND HIS WIFE
BOTH ARE WITNESSES
DID the police blunder by arresting
L. E. Ross on the morning of
January 14 as he was coming
down the stairway of Hotel McCoy, as
the man who participated In the al
leged holddp in rooms 214 and 216 of
that hotel, thereby allowing the guilty
man to escape? Instead of taking their
position at the foot of the stairway, one
floor under that on which it was said
the rooms wherein the card players
were held up were located, should they
not have remained outside of the doors
of the rooms in which the holdup is
said to have occurred waiting for the
holdup men to come out. thus catching
them in the very act of taking off their
masks, or with their masks still on?
These were two of the points indi
cated in the examination of the wit
nesses by the defence.
Vaa Helps Defence.
While the state had its star witness
in R. F. Atkinson. Robert B. Yanez,
night bellboy at Hotel McCoy, Tues
day morning served in that capacity
for the defence. It was his testimony
that brought out the point that the
police may have got the -wrong man
when they arrested Ross. Yanez testi
fied that from where he was standing
on the office floor of the hotel he
looked up the stairway to the hallway
on the floor above and saw a man take
off his hat. and then a handkerchief
from nis face. Ross, the defendant, was
pointed out to the witness, and he said
that the man he saw was a fatter man.
R. A, Ross, a brother-of the defend
ant. It wasbrought out. in the role of a
"Mr. Randolph." a guest at Hotel Mc
Coy, secured the testimony of Yanez,
which is considered the defence's most
valuable testimony. YeJnez on the
stand did not recognize Mr. Ross, who
was seated next to the defendant, his
hmther. He knew him only as Mr. Ran
dolph. The witness stated that Mr.
"Randolph" had gained his confidence
and had him to do some translating of
Spanish telegrams and t In that way
finally got the story of the "holdup" as
he knew Jt out oi mm.
Ross Tells Ills Story.
Ross, the defendant, who took the
stand Monday afternoon in his own be
half, testified that his presence at
Hotel McCoy was in pursuance to a
proposition made to several ministers
in the city relative to getting evidence
in gambling cases so that the ministers
would take up his proposition made to
them about starting a gambling inves
tigation. He had gone to the hotel, he
testified, after Atkinson informed him
he had some good "dope" on gambling.. He
went up to room 201. which, he testified,
Atkinson had rented". Atkinson, he said,
had betn discharged from the Western
I'etecivt agency and had aaked him. If
be could deliver the goods in this in
stance, would he use his influence to
get his job back. Ross testified that
he told Atkinson that he would do this
"if he could deliver the goods." After
n aching the room, Ross said he asked
tkinon how long it would take to git
tht eid-nc, he spnkt of and Atkinson,
. -musti' d oil Page Three,!
Will Be Taken Bac Home
and Given Lands De la
Fuente Goes to Capital.
SAYS REBELS WILL
FIGHT FOR HUERTA
MEXICANS in Texas, Arizona,
New Mexico and other south
western states are to be re
patriated by the agrarian njan proposed
by the northern reoels. Gen. David de
la Fuente, minister of communications
in the Huerta cabinet, was here en route
to Mexico City to place before the de
facto government the demands of the
northern rebels in return for which
they will agree to lay down their arms.
De la Fuente left Tuesday afternoon
on a special train over the Mexican
Central for Chihuahua. There he will
confer a day with Gen. Antonio Rabago
ahnnt the ur-miatlce between the fed
erals and rebels. From there he will
nrncMd to Torreon. where he Will be
met by Manuel Garza Aldape, the other 4
rebel member or tne caoinei, ana my
will go together to the capital to
present the plan for the settlement of
the difficulties in the north. De la
Fuente reached 1 Paso Monday eve
ning at S:30 on a special train from
Columbus, N. M., accompanied by a
bodyguard of four rebels. He has
plenary powers from Emilio Vasquez
Gomez and Gen. Ynez Salazar to treat
with the government for peace In the
Ready To Fight for Huerta.
De la Fuente said that should Sonora
revolt against the constitutional gov
ernment and Gen. Huerta should ask
the northern rebel army, to march
against the revolting state, they would
be the first troops to respond. De la
Fuente said that Vasquez Gomez has no
personal desire for a position in the
Huerta cabinet and that he does not
wish to advance his personal ambitions.
Dr. S. Garza Aldape, brother of Manuel
Garza Aldape, said Tuesday that his
brother was willing and anxious to
withdraw from the Huerta cabinet in
favor of Gomez, who could work out
the agrarian problems to the better
satisfaction of the northern rebels.
Reception la Sheldon,
The little artillery comander held an
impromptu rebel reception in the Shel
don barbershop, where he was shaved,
had his beard trimmed and his up
standing hair clipped. His four cor
duroy dressed bodyguards stood at the
door while their chief was being
groomed. During the process the
Mexican revolutionary junta members
embraced him. patted him on the back
and talked machine gun Spanish to
him until the operating barber could
hardly work. Victor Ochoa. Dr. S.
Garza Aldape. Rafael Horcaaitas. Jim
MagoSia, and 50 other more or lass
BrosaiBeat revolutionists and sanmia.-
THteerS ar!ed to pay the respects i f
the new cabinet minister, ue ja
Fuente is an undersized man with a
.liw. r rnrinii UHt. bftfin? ttTuf
close cropped hair. He was dressed in
olive drab and wore a glorious watch
chain on the front of a fancy vest. His
left arm. which was shattered by a
rifle ball during the Orozco revolution,
is as good as ever, he says.
"What of Madero's death?" he was
"Madero was a personal friend of
mine but a political enemy. I am sorry
for his death. What effect his death
will have on the country, I cannot say,
as I do not know conditions In the
south." the artillerist answered.
Will Accept Huerta.
I "Will the northern revolutionists
accept the Huerta government?"
"All the revolutionists wish now is
peace," he answered. "Their only de
mand Is that the land problem be
settled for them according to the plan
of San X.uis Potosi and revised at
Tacubaya. Salazar is willing to accept
this as are all of the minor chiefs.
Orozco. I have not heard from recently.
The appointment of a minister of i
agriculture Is taken as an indication
that the government wishes to do the
right thing for the revolutinoists. All
military forces are now being gathered
west of the Mexico North western in
order that they may act in unison in
the matter of peace proposals. We
will insist upon the settlement of the
land problem, as it is that for which
we have been fighting.
Plan In Wider.
"The plan as proposed is wider in
scope than the plan of San Luis PotosL
It includes the repatriating of all
Mexicans in the southern part of the
United States. Parcels of land will be
purchased, if the plan is adopted,
throughout the republic from the big
land owners for these people and a
bonding plan will be used to obtain the
money for this nurnose and the land
will be sold on long term pay meats of J
iv or au years.
De la Fuente was presented with
passports by Col. Juan N. Vasquez in
Juarez by order of Gen. Huerta and
hut special train for the south was
arranged for in Juarez.
U. S. Gi-es Permission.
Sanction of the United States was
given to de la Fuente's pilgrimage from
Palomas through El Paso to Mexico
City. Deputy marshal Hillebrand re
ceived a telegram from retiring United
States marshal Burt McDowell Tues
day morning quoting a message from
the United States attorney general.
This message said for the marshals not
to interfere with the transit of de la
Fuente. Jose Perez, Castro. Roque Go
mez. Jose Maclcias and Angel Ponce
through the United States en route to
De la Fuente is under bond on a
neutrality violation charge. His case
is to go go to trial on April first -at
Pascual Orozco, jr.. was reported to
be at Villa Ahumada Tuesday waiting
instructions from his father before he
made hie next move. Orozco was un
decided as to whether he would go to
Chihuahua or come to Juarez In order
to confer with the federal and rebel
Tt is nlMalMji that Aa la lSlMAnt TX1A1T
have stopped at Villa Ahumada for an
Interview with Orozco regarding the
pending peace proposals. .
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Federals Make Short Work- of the Ma
dero Followers Who Refuse to
Accept the Ncw Government.
Ninety-five federal volunteer sol
diers executed late Monday at Sauc.
below Juarez. They compose part of
the garrison which revolted Sunday,
angered at the killing of ex-president
Madero. their former leader.
One ut a time. ad n e received here
relate, the soldieis wore stood against
an adobe wall Ninet-fivr times the
firing squad aimed an.l fired. Most
f the men are said to hae displayed
much courge declining thi ixecutlon
More than ".i of the tjirrisnn es
caped uon 11. rri il ilomlaj i a
strong detachment of federal regular
troops from Chihuahua city. The reb
els of a da had cut the Mexican Cen
tral rjiln.it which was repaired a
few lKur 'it-t Pi e of the oluntf r
'ffii i - . . un i death 3nd will be sent
COLQUITT STARTS TROOPS
BUT GEN. W00DJNTERVENE&
ffexas Troops Ordered to Brownsville on False Alarm
Consul Laughs at Governor's Fears Colquitt Threat
ens That Mexican Commander Must Die if a Tex
an Comes to Harm in Matamoras Militia
Captain Seems to F;ve Had Nightmare.
(By Associated Press.)
ROWNSVnXE. TEX, Feb. 35. j
Today's investigation of rumors
that Americans had been . threat- ,
ened in Matamoras. Mex-, last night,
showed that the stories circulated were
much exaggerated. The military com
mander in Matamoras levied on Mexl-'
can residents of the city to maintain
his soldiers as protection against
bandits. Americana, however, were not
While the rumors were In circula
tion last night, Tafcaa state troops; were
ordered to the border.
Panic On American Side Only.
Additional investigation today indi
cated that Matamoras was quiet and
peaceful last night and the only sign
of panic existed on the American side
of the border in Brownsville. This
was partly due to the fact that It re-
quires consiaeiM hum: . .t".-u-cate
with the Mexican towa.
Color was lent to the reported threat
of the Mexican commander to leave
the city unprotected by the fact that
small bands of bancrtts have recently
done some raiding along the border In
this section. .
All a Misunderstanding.
The dtepatch of several companies
of state troops last night "to protect
Americans" against alleged dangers
from Mexican soldiers In Matasioras,
appeared today to have been the result
of a decided misunderstanding. Mata
moras, according to Americans arriv
ing hero today, was about the quietest
place on tKe map during the alleged
. Consul Laughs at It Ail.
The troops were ordered out when
Capt. Head, .of the local state forces,
declared American consul Johnson at
Matamoras had asked him whether he
(Head) could enter Mexico if neces
sary." Capt. Head immediately wired
this to governor Colquitt Consul
Johnson today laughed at reports that
he had been in periL
Colquitt Conld Be Arrested.
Washington. D. C Feb. The
threatened dispatch of Texas militia, by
Gov. Colquitt into Mexico Is not ex
pected to materialize. The law recog
nizes no difference between the gov
ernor of a state and any other civilian;
it simply maintains the right of the
national government, especially the
legislative branch, as the sole authority
competent to make war, and the send
ing of an armed force into Mexico
would connstitute such an act, hence
the governor of Texas could be arrested
and prosecuted In the federal court
should he send his troops across the
Ittie. - - f - - -,
heppard Makes Uomplalnt.
Senator Morris Sheppard. of Texas,
today made representations: to the state
department-about whet he considers the
unprotectea conuiuon ot iin iw
Texas-Mexico frontier. Senator Shep
pard recently esnt telegrams to the
Texas county Judges along' the Rio
Grande from El Paso to Brownsville,
and his statement to secretary Knox
today was based upon the replies. They
contend for the need of more troops in
two extended stretches of territory, one
of about 30 miles, between Brownsville
and Laredo, and the other almost as
great in length, between Del Rio and
Wants 1000 Soldiers.
One thousand troops, the senator said,
were required to protect that country.
t ., IiIavmI thsf nAt on msinv would
be necessary along the lower Rio
Grande. DUl It was repreeeuicu urai
IHV1C Ci C luouj w.e -"-- -
Mexicans Just across the river on the
Mexican side rrom vameron, oiarr am
Hidalgo counties, and it was feared
that some of them might cross over at
any time. At Laredo. Bagle Pass and
El Paso there was saio to oe a sum
cient number of troops to protect these
Cavalry rom Lareao.
T.on T.n. Sfi. The small
Texas ranger force here received or
ders this morning to proceed to
One troop of the 14th V. S. cavalry
.- 1a. i,am Ta. TMramjavill4 carrvinsr
equipment for 30 days' field service.
Corpus OBrisil urapaa; ra,
,-.... fi.ri.ti t.tu Volt SB The
local Texas national guard company of
50 men left today for Brownsville, un-
.,.. .kA ,ia.. Imiua hv rflnmrnnr Cnl-
quitt. They were joined by a Houston
company en route. -
A number ot men noiea as espert
mnrt-umen hn- offered coventor Col
quitt their services.
MADERO IS IN
U. S. CONSULATE
Uncle of Former Mexican President
Seeks Safety In Chihuahua;
Rabago Is vr Governor.
Alberto Madero. uncle of the deposed
Mexican president, is a refugee in the
American consulate at Chihuahua city,
according- to advices received here.
Madero i a wealthy ranchowner. With
Abram Gonzales, the jrovernor, were
Jailed Aurellano Gonzales, secretary of
state, the mayor of the city, and va
rious other state and" city officials.
.n . -..-. 'DKanv. Vis 1MI.M1 !..
clared governor of Chihuahua in place
PORTRAITS OF DIAZ
PORT' OF LAREDO CLOSED BY HUERTA
RESTORED IN MEXICO
Mexico City, Mex, Feb. 26. The revival of the Dlai lafiuence la Mexico
hi Indicated by an order issued by president Huerta today that all portraits
of former president Porflrlo Diaz be restored to their places la public build
ings from which they were removed by Madero.
The Mexican government today formally declared closed the port of en
try nt 'Laredo on the Texas frontier, at the same time admitting that the
'rebels Mere In possession ot the town.
The rebels arc In command of Col. Pascual Orozee, Mr- who has signified
his Intention of accepting the new regime in Mexico as seen as the ether rebel
are ready to accept. Meantime, the government Is not going to scad any
armed expedition against the town.
MADERO FAMILY GOBS TO CUBA.
-Seaora Kraaclsew I. Madero jr., and sesera Fraaeisco I. Madera sr., wife
and mother of the late president ot Mexico, are now out of the country.
They reached YeracrH early this morning en a special car from Mexico
City. They were escorted by the Cuban minister and went Immediately en
heard the Cuban gunboat Cuba. There they met Fraaeisco I. Madero sr, and
Rrnesto Madero. who arrived yesterday. As seen as the party had gear on
board, the t'aba sailed for Havana.
The arrival of the two women had been kept strictly secret. Their
(C'-.' nail '--. Nst Page.)
(Special to The Herald.)'
AUSTIN, TEX, Feb. 55. Governor
Oscar B. Colquitt dealt the hand
himself; nobody was looking at
the time, and by all recognised rules tt
' the game, he should have had a. fine
chance, but the United States spoiled
The governor wont to war last Bight.
He started aa hoaest-to-soodness war
on his own hook; consulted nobody:
Just started things. But the United
States heard of it" in tlBe to send regu
lar soldiers, possibly with a view to
prevent any harm coming to the
militiamen, and today the governor Is
Just a peace man again; he may not
think so, but he la. He talks aa war
like as he did yesterday and he looks
Just as warlike, .but Ms war is dead.
For several days tne governor baa
been frantically sending telegrams to
Washington protesting that more
United States troops were needed on
the border and expressing himself at
length to the newspaper correspond
ents as often because he did not get
Then came the govornor coup. One
Capt. Head, of the Brownsville mili
tia, heard one of the hundred nunoas
that float along the Rio Grande ewery
day, originating nobody knows where
and ending in the same manner, and
he hastily bit the point of his trusty
lead pencil, wrote a "rash" message
and wired the chief executive at Aus
tin that Americans In Mfetamoras, op
posite Brownsville, had been asked to
contribute money to the Mexican-government
and-fcad been rudely informed
that their lives could not be guaran
teed unless the cash was forthcoming.
Dramatically as dramatically as.
possible over a telegaaph. line the
captain further wired: "Can you order
me to cross the river at order ot the
consul to protect the' consulate and
American Interests?" Bad grammati
cal construction on the part of the
eaptain to be sre. Of course the
governor could have ordered him to do
it. but would the governor? "Will
you," eUu, should hare been 'the mes
sage. Even the governor must have felt
sorry for what would have happened
to that band of Intvepid militiamen
and he wired back to the waiting,
panting captain to "Invite the consul
and an Americans to 'come to Browns
ville and Inform the Mexican com
mander at Matamoras that hie life
will pay the forfeStore If any harm
comes to a Texan in Matamoras." Then
the goyOr forthwith did seme more
telegraphing. He ordered tw- eow
panles of the state infantry and two
troops of the state cavalry to get un
der way at once for Brownsville 'for
This morning it would have looked
fine on the front pages of all the
newspapers mighty fine for a gov
ernor who has senatorial aspirations
but Maj. Gen. Wood. U. S. A heard
of it and ordered. Gen. E. Z. Steever.
also U. S. A at San Antonio, to send
regular troops to the same point pos
sibly to prevent any injury being done
the Texas soldiers.
This news also appeared on the
same front page as the news of what
the militant governor had done, so the
political effect is somewhat redHced
In Importance to the governor.
Meantime, the American consul at
Matamoras has not even sent a. formal
nor informal 'thank yon" to the gov
ernor of Texas for offering him asylum
on this side of the line and what is
more, the consul is still In Browns
ville, attending to his business; as are
the Americans who were there yester
day. But greatest wonder of all. the
Mexican federal commander in Mata
moras is not even trembling today
and it is said that he has read a
Spanish translation of the governors
message, too. This cannot be ac
counted for unless the Mexican com-
mander is just not afraid of the gov
ernor of Texas.
' Colquitt Says He Is Determined.
Governor Colquitt announced, today
that if neeeseary additional state
troops will be called out. He says to
day that he does not intend to have
Texas troops cross the border, as such
a step, he believes, would be absurd.
The failure of the federal government
to act upon repeated requests for the
protection of tfcs border, the governor
declares, is what caused him to act.
The troops will be kept in the field aa
long as the necessity for such action,
exists. He declares he is determined
to protect the lives of the Americans
from Mexican bands. The situation at
Matamoros is reported today to be
The ranger force 'will be mustered up
to its full force of 80 men and will co
operate with the Texas troops in the
protection of the border. The military
organizations ordered out last night by
the governor aSe now en route to their
destination, the Austin troop leaving
thfc morning at 4 oclock.
The troops ordered out are one in
fantry company aad a cavalry troop
from Houston, andr an infantry com
pany from Corpus Christ! and a cav
alry troop from Austin, to move by
special train to Brownsville.
Governor Colquitt wired Gen. E. Z.
Steever at San Antonio for assistance.
(Continued on next page.)