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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 26, 191316 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TOD VY
Rain Tonight r Thursday;
President Says the National
DebtShdfadBe Paid With
in 20 Years.
TO CUT EXPENSES
WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb.. 2.
President Taft today sent to
congress his much discussed
' i udget" message. Ve ' recommended
i e adoption of a budget system - to
i nfme proposed expenditures to ex-ln-ited
revenues and declared that
"nsr-pss -would be greatly benefited by
h.iiing before it such a statement co
lore it bearan the annual grind upon
appropriation bills The United States.
the president wrote, was the only
fiieat nation in the -world which lid
not use the budget "system and in
consequence it "may be said to be -without
plan or proeram." He Indicated
that owing to the late day at which
h- was able to transmit his message,
he expected -little- legislation on the
topic from the present congress,
- AwiamoK Fall Responsibility.
The pres.d nt took full responsibility
for the me5s.e upon himself. Con
pi ess in th last "sundry civil bill di
ncted the sceretarj of the treasury to
agree with the directions of congress
and also to send to him information
ior a budget message He referred
i r.ngress also to the portion of the con
stitution which requires him from time
io time to recommend -such measures
as he shall deem necessary and ex
pedient. Some of the Advantages.
Some of the advantages of the bud
get Ejstem as pointed-out by the presi
A means of locating responsibility
for estimates in ke'epihg with revenues.
means of allowing congress to j.-e
'uw much gposs it wall haie to- spend
fcefore it begirs appropriating for eaci
department or detail of government
Because it would furnish congress
rnd. the public with ready refere ice
to reports and detailed records of ac
counts. Because it would produce an ade
quate organization for assembling and
lassifying .lnforjnaiiqn. to be used in
lulling the country what has been
done and of the governmer t's future
To aid in working with a well de
fined purpose in many bureaus hith
cto organized, but directed under an
jn (insistent and ill-defined program.
Sinking Fund to Cancel Debt.
To cancel the nation's debt, through
a sinking fund and to eliminate the
liffint wfafMi la cJaivIv flrrowincr-
To carry out the bvdmt plan, to re-J,
duee the J on Bit nBrthajBM cwosei
against the government the president
To create a sinking fund commission
to consist of the chairman of the
finance committee ef the senate; the
ciia'rman of the house ways and means
ommittee; the attorney general nd
the secretary of the treasury, with
the controler of the treasury as an
imal auditors of the sinking fund ac
count Legislation which would wipe
out the national debt in 20 years after
Juiv 1, 1914. was urged: congress
should set aside 845,000.000 annually
for that purpose. That would be
f 15 00,000 a year less than the pres
ent amount required by law. That
fund should be invested in J percent
cro. ernr.ient bonds and in JO years the
$1,160,000,000 debt, the president says,
would be retired.
The adoption of a definite theory
5s recommended for future proposals
for internal improvements so that such
improvements would be In accord with
a -well thought out plan. In that con
nection the president suggested the
sa ing of the rent paid in Washingtm
for buildings used by the government
through the construction of new hold
ings to cost about S100.000.0M to be
paid for through a period of 20 years.
Would Borrow to Build.
"Briefls stated," wrote tie president,
'rm suggestion is that the government
first plan for its land purchases, build
ings, and public works, then borrow
rnonei to acquire and to construct
them, proportioning the cost over a
period of 20 ears, and making the
HniQ isaiifri to meet the cost navable
our oi an auetiuaic zuiinius iuuu.
it of an adequate sinking fund." j
Of a reduction of the salary roll oft
t,A o-mArnmenr amnnntinfr t ablut
J6 500,000 annually, two thirds, the
president declared, would be saved by
adopting hi"? scheme to classify what
arc now presidential appointments.
Almost $3,000,000 annually could be
kept in government coffers through
postoffice department changes. The
sum oi $2,000,000 would be cut from the
payroll. Mr. Taft continued, if there
w. r a complete executive reclassifi
ctioa of civil service employes.
Klimination of waste in the distribu
tion of public documents; reduction of
the number of United States assay f
f ces and possibly the number of mints
and their consolidation into one, are
"V, ith much hesitation the presi
dent recommends the organization ef
a. budget committee of confess.
"Thf special reason I have for urg
. s this committee," wrote the presi
d. nt " is that at present the admin
uration K seriously handicaped by
i ot bnng able to take up proposals for
,, tru'tiAc ni'asures affecting any
particular department with an one
i V or committee which will under-
im to onsider them in all their
Ornng further the president sug-r.--td
that appropriations should be
fn fie following classes:
Tm cov r overhead and operating
"or upkt ep of property.
Tor fix-d charges, including sink-1r-
o- permanent improvements.
oncluding he sajs:
The go ernment is not only in the
position of having gone along for a
r nturv without a budget, but what Is
ai this time even more to -the point,
,. tias not the organic means either
for preparing or for considering one
i ,r stss.S
. x......,-., 4-it-a onn ifiiaiii
branch ma coordinate their efforts in
the development oi tne iuiu-j; .-w-ties
of the government as well as for
t.es of the rn,Snttha,!eWDeintSyr
the determination of thej Expe dits
tae determination oi . -'"vr" -j
needed for the currnt transaction of
its business ,
rati Tlonartmeiit of Laoer.
The bill to c-eate a department of la-
c-eate a department oi ia-
ho- -with a cabinet officer at its neaa
passed the senate today after less man
an hours consideration. int '"""
had previous passed the house but
amendment- in ttat senate will require
its ;erfecti.n in conference beiore It
i presented to president Taft.
Defer Mcarngua Tre"ty.
. i., rcntit negotiated bv the
Tnitcd .--i.ites with Nicaragua proMding
(Continued on Page 7.)
Representative Harris Says
the Senate Congressional
Bill Can't Pass.
BILL IN THE HOUSE '
IS MUCH DIFFERENT
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 25. Repre
sentative Eugene Harris, of 131
Paso, said today that the El
ruv uiauivi .v.owwo .. - -
isfactcry one and that the subcommit
tee or the House, wnen n ! :..
. xi ..(. li 0 hill -nriil nave a
district for El Paso -satisfactory to all
concerned. Congressman Smith re
mains in the district. This is the pro
posed district as it will be reported,
according to Mr. Harris:
District 16. El Paso. Culberson. Jeff
Davis, Presidio, Brewster. Pecos.
Reeves. Terrell. Valverde. -Edwards,
Sutton, Crockett, Crane, Ward, laying.
Winkler. Ector, Upton, Reagan. Glass
cock, Midland. Andrews, Martin, How
ard, Mitchell, Sterling. Coke, Iron,
Schleicher, Kimball, Menard, Tom
Green, Concho, Runnels, Uolan, Gaines,
Dawson. Borden. Scurry. Garza, Lynn,
Terry, Yoakum and Fisher counties.
The senate on yesterday afternoon,
however, passed finally the bill as re
ported several days ago, extending the
district east to San Antonio and making
it 700 miles long. The bill was rail
roaded through, but it will not be ac
cepted In the house, Mr. Harris de-
The senate also passed finally the
bouse bill making appropriations of
S300 000 for deficiencies created by the
militia movement to Brownsville.
The senate today devoted its atten
tion to local bills and has now under
consideration the married women s
property rights bill.
TuegialatHre Sticks To Job.
By a vote of 8 to 2 the Joint commit
tee from the house and senate appoint
ed to consider the question of adjourn
ing the legislature on account of the
meningitis scare, voted against ad
journing the legislature and the re
port against adjourning was adopted by
that vote. The report has to be adopted
i .1 l....ma .! .An-A Hut inlia.
tions are that both branches will adopt
the report against adjourning.
Leading physicians of Austin pre
sented a written opinion to the com
mittee in which they maintained that
there was no cause for alarm, and that
the legislators are as safe here as any
Wants Geological Data.
Representative Surges today had
adopted a resolution calling upon the
United States geological survey to
Srlnt a book containing all data on
ydrographic surveys and kindred sub
jects so far as the state of Texas is
a TMohiiisii was also adopted con
,,.i..iw -- ' r
the IIow3ce oThooie role for
an , .. im J Aaalltf o
TUB fWUWS JWWBW ww
larging the scope of the state Inspector
House Pause Many Bill.
.J. ?Asun noaeoil
xne nouse yraicruaj .iidu i"
I .M,VA.an.An4- flu hill nrnvidtntr for
the maintenance of a railroad hospital
by the Texas roads and that the em
ployes of the roads have control of the
board of management This, is one of the
labor bills. .
These other bills were also -passed to
By Haney. imporving sanitary condi
tions in country schools and providing
for fire escapes.
By Walker, giving state and county
officials authority to give bond through
regular surety bonds Instead of requir
ing personal bonds, as at present.
By Hornby, that the state health de
partment gather and disseminate Infor
mation on communicable diseases, and
permitting railroads to furnish free
cars for carrying on instructions.
The bill by Parks, permitting cities
to decide for themselves whether or no
they shall have Sunday amusements,
was killed by a vote of 46 to 51, the
Pros, opposing the bilL
Police Charge George DnvlH AVlth Rob
bery by Aionult AVlth "Lse of
Firearms and With Carry
Ins a Pistol.
George Davis, who was released a
.,& ntrn litf llldorp AriHaTl POOl. Of the
corporation "court, after he had worked
io davs with the city chair gang, was
10 das with the city chair gang, was
arrestee inesoay mgm u jm.imim
C. M. Harrelson, and charged at the
police station with robbery by assault
with the use of fire arms. He was
also charged in the county court with
carrying a pistol, and transferred Jo
the county jail.
Davis was arrested after an attempt
was made by two men to hold up
Jesse Payne and Dave Hughes. The
scene of the alleged holdup was just
across the Southwestern tracks on
Mesa avenue in front of a Chinese
laundry. Payne and Hughes were
proceeding along Mesa avenue at 10:45
oclock Tuesday night on their way
home and just as they crossed the
tracks, two men accosted them. on-,
thev said covering them with a re
volver. One of the men went through
the pockets of Payne securing 60
cents, and was in the act of making a
search of Hughes's pockets, when sev
eral men stepped out of the Angelus
bar The holdup men sighted these,
it was said, and started to run. Har
relson who was on the plaza beat
caught oie man -who gave his name as
Davte- ,, . -.-
Davis, some time ago, was fined ?2
on a vagrancy charge.
FOUR ARE ARRESTED
IN RAID ON HOTEL
Poiiec Seeare Poker Chips and Cose and
J Decks of Playing Cards in Ho
tel Bristol Room.
An independent raid on an alleged
card game in a room In the Hotel Bris
tol on San Francisco street Tuesday
night by Capt. W. D. Greet and special
officer C. T. Smith, of the police force,
netted four defendants, a walnut poker
chip case, about 200 chips and 19 dcks
oi playing carw- "" ..".- .
"Burns. F? G. Kaufman. Dan Carr and
stated', were all taken from room 19,
of that hotel. . ...
Capt. Greet and Smith had been
watching the hotel for some time. They
w?nt to the third floor, on which the
rooln the men were in, was lo-
cated, and claimed that after
u.,....... ... .. 1wir for snmp
'""""B it " ..; . ,
iime they could near m mine m iwmi
.ai . i.s Frik a AfflAAkia e-TkW
enips on the inside, xne winters inei
cnips on tne insiae. j. whivcio ";
broke in the door and louna me aeiena
ants, who apparently were trying u
4nnap.ntlv werp trvinc- to
escape, jammed in the doorway between
the card room and a bed room. Burns.
it was said, had a pistol in his hand,
but made no attempt to use it. in any
way. In addition to being charged with
gaming. Burns was also charged with
carrying a pistol The men arrested
were later released on $200 bonds eacn.
ii-v hj i n C tin ii i ' 4 1 1, i ini-ii na-- ovi "
for i 3'j o-lok Wednesday afternoon.
New Mexico House Passes
Local Option Bill" and a
Blue Sky Law.
, FIGHT BILL TO PASS
fAXTA FE. X. M.. FehJaS. The sen-
! ate yesterday det-ir-ed considera
1 HrtTi nf tha moat iirmr.rt.iiit bills, on
its calendar, which included the act
abolishing the mounted police, the Al
buquerque sate fair bill, the district attorney-bill,
which n-us already passed
the hoube, and sena"r Navarro's fence
The house adopteda favorable report
on the anti prize fight bill. The house
passed the local option bill, which was
introduced early in the session by
Messrs. Chrisman, Llewellyn and oth
ers, after amending the bill so that
even the men who arafted it would not
recognize the apt, and in such a man
ner as to completely denature it In Its
present shape no liquor man need fear
that its provisions will be invoked
against him, even though it should be
passed by the senate, which is unlike
ly. It is far more probable that It will
be supplanted by the senate local option
bill, already passed.
The sessions of both houses were un
interesting, the most lively event in
either branch of the legislature being
the spirited debate on the local option
bill in the house. There were fully a
dozen amendments to this bill offered
and some of them were adopted.
To begin with, an amendment was
offered and adopted which makes the
percentage of voters necessary to call
an election 35. This is admitediy high.
An amendment was adopted changing
the period for which a town shall vote
itself wet or dry and the word town
applies to counties, precincts, villages
or other subdivisions to four years
instead of two. as originally provided.
Another amendment struck out the pro
vision for the payment of the prohibi
tion election expenses by the public
and. placed this burden uvon tne anoui
ders of those who signed the pefition
for an election.
Senate Hears Petitions.
The senate met at two oclock and
heard several resolutions. Among these
-was one from the Business Men's asso
ciation of Silver City, relating to sea
ate joint memorial No. 1, protesting
against the creation of game preserves
ia .Sew Mexico: one relating to the
state mineralogist act now pending in
the house, and two petitions for a herd
law. one from the Mimbres valley and
one from Curry county. Another reso
lution was read from Beino, asking
that the laws, relating vo water "W
compuea ana u-
a Mil 'vaan- 4ii oil need ha Bowman.
providing for tfce compulsoty educatHra
of the blind. aj another, sgr Laughreu,
regulating tne management ef the state
Reports of Committers.
The following committee reports were
By the finance committee, senate bill
140, appropriating money for the un
paid expenses of the armory board at
Albuauerque, unfavorably; senate bill
19. the Page county salary act, unfa
vorably: senate Bui 34. exempting from
taxation the property of churches,
lodgo et:.. unfavorably; senate bill S5.
exempting from taxation the property
of widows up to $1000. unfavorably,
senate bill 174, relative to the fees that
may be charged by the county clerks,
was recommitted to a special commit
tee, composed of Messrs. Holt, Bow
man and Walton.
Senate Measure Tabled.
nn cennie hill 140. senator Sulzer
presented a minority report, favorable
to the bill, and made an effort to have
it adopted. However, it was tabled by
a large vote.
senate hill 128. amending the act cre
ating the Camino Real, was passed.
18 to 1. '
Senate bill 53. relative to the han
dling of the road fund money received
from ?ae national forests in Grant and
Socoi?-o counties, was passed. 20 to 1.
House Dill S3, proviaing ior me pai -ficinatlon
of New Mexico in the Get
tysburg celebration, was recommitted.
an amendment having oeen mane iui
hanged it from a $? appropriation
to one of $4000.
The senate adjourned to meet at 2:10
"Blue Sfcx Bill.
The house yesterday passed two bills.
The entire remainder of the two hours
that it was in session was spent in dis
cussion and In the reconsideration of
house bill 155, relating to the adminls-,
tration and organization of the office
of the attorney general.
The first business was Mr. Truiillo's
herd law. amending certain former stat
utes which arretted only a portion oi
the counties of the state. The meas
ure passed, 39 to 5.
The Toombs blue sky act was then
called up from the seventh place on the
calendar and given a hearing. Judge
Toombs suoke strongly for this bill.
Judge Rogers, of Roswell, spoke
strongly against It. He declared the
law would hinder the bringing of cap
ital to New Mexico.
Mr. Burg supported Mr. Rogers's
Mr. BUncbard opposed itvbecause be
thought it would place too much pow
er in the hands of a small body of men
and for other reasons.
Mr. Chrisman spoke for the bill, de
claring that It would not affect the sale
of New Mexico securities outside the
Maj. Llewellyn declared that the bill
was not aimed at those companies
which proposed to exploit the resources
of the state, but at those which aimed
at the exploitation of the pocketbooks
of the people.
Mr. Cosney offered an amendment
excepting from the provisions of the act
all companies formed for the exploita-
n 2T P1"0""" of mining claims.
This was adopted.
The bill was then passed, 24 to 21.
.rfauc.m?ved tne reconsider
ation of house bill 155. the tabling of
JIf; lUons amendment which
, r" hJ?1t. ..!.. the assistants
1 iCL iW,1jT. "oraey general, and
' JKLimi,te--as8t, t the bllL All
v.,rc iw.,7u as last as put. The vote
onthe passage of the bill was 38 to 5
... Afternoon Scmlon.
After the routine in the house in the
afternoon. House bill 35. relative to pro!
posed changes in county printing laws
was recommitted. Senate bill 1 per
mitting cities and counties to make pro
vision for the care of the indigent, was
SrW-J'6'!: $?" -JP from trsVak!
era table by Mr. Tully.
Senate bijl 154. permitting the ?u
5em,C U t0 SeLl?,1 J1- as passed.
tu t0 ?'..HoUS,e W,1"5. providing for
the printing of a catalog of the Span
ish archives of New Mexico, was passed
45 to . House bill 183. compelling cor
porations to declare a diviaoni nf oil
I surplus funds once each year was
passed 4 i to 0 The bill is designed to
protect nunoritv stockholders
House substitute for hou-r b-11 222
(.Continued on page 6)
Denies that Americans Were
Threatened When Colquitt
DEL RIO IS UNEASY
OVER REBEL REPORTS
USTIK. TEX.. Feb. 26. That
somebody got off wrong on the
Brownsville scare became ap
parent even to the governor last night
when he received a message from
United States consul Jesse H. Johnson,
at Matamoras. denying that Americans
were in danger lit Matamoras or that
he had asked for protection from Capt.
Head, commanding the Brownsville mi
The governor ordered five companies
of the Texas militia to Brownsville
when he got the message from Capt.
when he got the message rrom japu
Head asking permission to cross Into
-Wa4 " tlu call of the American
consul." who. the captain wired, had
sent htm a message that Americans
were in danger; that they had been
threatened with violence if tliey did
not put up money for protection, etc
The governor wired the captain to in
vite the consul and other Americans in
Matamoras to come to Brownsville and
to inform the Mexican federal com
mander in Brownsville that his life
would pay the price if any Americans
The Consul's Wire.
When the consul learned about the
excitement in the dispatches from Aus
tin he wired the following to the gov
ernor Tuesday night from Matamoras
by way of Brownsville:
"No demand made on Americans for
money; no attempt to extort money.
Onl quiet excitement prevails. For
eigners are in no danger from troops
or Mexicans. Reports without founda
tion. American consuls never desert
The governor had -no comment to
make on this message except that he
will carry oat his plans "to protect the
people from the Mexicans." (
(Islet at Brownsville.
Tn, m,..MA, tu1n-ir vMlvel n. tele-
aw..Mr. l ...v. ...... ... ..... ..-..
gram from Adjt. Gen. Hutehlngs advls-
Brownsville and that the situation was
Governor Colquitt last evening wired
Gen. E. Z. Steeverr commander of the
federal troops in Texas, that he hoped
Gen. Steoer's instructions from Wash
ington would not interfere with the
orderly discharge of the duties of the
Representative Householder, of Cam
eron county, also hmtte' pubje tele
crams he had received frflra the
Brownsrflle chamber at c
attain Had -a&JCftLJi
ua imf aijWiligwmn tm
j sa i rw- - -1 .. tjit C.
The governor declares he will order
out more troops If neceseary. ,
I.as Vecas Pears Attack.
According to a telegram received to
day by the governor from ranger cap
tain J. J. Sanders, at Del Rio. the situ
ation is serians there. The messase
"Report current that part of Car
ranza's rebels are en route from C P.
Diaz to take Las Vacas. opposite this
place. Practically the entire popula
tion has fled to Del Rio. Last night at
10:30 the collector of customs and a
I force of 23 customs guards crossea 10 i
I Del Rio and were disarmed by myself J
and rorce, ana customs oiiiteia
their arms deposited In the customs of
fice. There is an undercurrent of ex
citement, but quiet prevails at pres
ent." . Protests at Intervention.
Senator McNealus today bad read in
the senate a statement from A. C Mc
Caughan vice consul at Durango. and
dated at San Antonio, endorsing the
stand the senator had taken in the
senate against intervention.
"On "behalf of thousands of Ameri
cans residing in Mexico," says Mc
Caughan. "I desire to most heartily
cemmend the stand that you and some
other senators have taken In opposi
tion to American interference in Mex
ican affairs at the present time."
He points out that for over 20 years
he has resided In Mexico, having been
sppointed vice consul at Durango in
1891. Continuing. Mr. McCaughan says:
rnwn. iani)!n Af ImArlpiin trnnrvR rm
Mexican soil on whatever pretext would,
iiniran anil nn whatever nretext would.
, ..!. .. un.11.iA..0 a.io,,(TA tfa&
safety of Americans and other foreign-
ers throughout Mexico and result in a
loss of life and property that would be
stupendous. Any invasion of Mexican
territory bv the Lnlteu states troops
would so inflame thepopulace in the
. ... . .t'. n..ntt.aiir fartflin
the massacre of Americans and other its minister of communications, he be
it. in ihn intarihr fiistricts inp D in Vuontp. that the party aid
where thev are now In comparative
I Ul CUIICia If. 1- ,.....w. .-
House Postpones Resolution.
Th T-nsnintinn hv Llewellincr con
demning the action of the government
demnin? the action of the government
of Mexico.for allowing the murder of
Maoero ana oaurra, ws L-mw.mc.cu ...
the house toaay, Dut consiueraiion w
discontinued because the journal con
taining the resolution had not reached
GONZALES TO BE
TRIED BY MILITARY
riitlmaliun tl Sk lnrl-
Trying to Destroy Federal Troops
VhiIpfii Followers Disarmed.
A brain Gonzalez, deposed governor of
A Oram uonzaiez. ueixwru guinnui .
Chihuahua state. Is being tried by a
court martial. He Is charged with a
revolutionary plot in wmen 11 is ; ai-
legea an attempt was 10 nine ua
nun. to dvnamite the barracks at Chi-
hiohm ritv where hundreds of fed-
eral regular soldiers are quartered. He
was arrested shortly after the sudden
mm 01 aiiairs m acaiv-v v...j tmv-.
....1...J i .. r.. J An.... J.innf. II
The federal volunteers, or exinsur
recto troops of Madero's revolt two
years ago appear to be resigned to
accepting the Huerta government witn-
out contest, although declining turtner
service under arms. The Irregular sol-
diers of the Juarez garrison were of-
up their arms and return to their homes.
Almost to a man they stacked their
arms I- a speech to the men. Col.
Manuel landa offered them the alterna
tive, explaining that the usefulness of
the exinsurrecto corps had passed.
Aside from the uprising of the vol
unteer garrison at Sauz. which resulted
in the exe ution of 95 of the mutineers,
the lrr i?ular troops are remaining quiet
in oth"r parts of the state. The object
lesson of the Sauz slaughter is con
sidered as responsible for the docile
affront or the volunteers at Juarez and
at Chihuahua city.
With the deposed goernor a pris
oner, military officials expect to quiet
all rebellions demonstrations through
out the state The failure of the So
nora revolt has al'-o had us effect
If conMCted l!on7alez doubtless would
b imprisoned in the Chihuahua Deni-
Maderistas Resent Being
Disarmed and Take Fron
' teras From Federals.
WELL UNDER WAY
ouGLAS. ARIZ., Feb. 26. Part of
the revolting Maderistas from
Afrna Trieta ioiniric others in
the bills, attacked and took the town
of Fronteras today. Of the small regu
lar -federal garrison four were killed
and 14 wounded. Padilla is reported
at Cumpus leading 500 revolting
troops, whe are to start late today for
FroHteras, where the new rebel forces
Rebel juntas have been organized in
raanv parts of northern Sonora and
are said to be working with governor.
i are said to be working wun governor.
I Maytorena, who has refused to accept
I h uiuptu nrnvisional government.
Ill nuci lb iJiviioiuuai .---..-
At Ptlares 1(W rebels are reported to
, .1 ...... ... nn
De in arms, anu anoiuer sruun n. v.
anea under Ciril Ramirez is said to
contain 1500 mutinous volunteers.
The regular garrison at Agua Prieta
has been reduced to 200 men by the
disarming of the volunteers there to
day, and Gen. Ojeda has sent a request
to Mexico City for reinforcements to
prevent an attack by the new jrebcls
on the Mexican border town, which
nearly abutts Douglas, Ariz.
The attempt to disarm the former
Madero volunteers at Agua Prieta
early today resulted in a sharp skirm
ish in the darkness before dawn.
About 180 of the former Madero ln
surrectos escaped into Arizona. The
order to disarm the men came directly
from Gen. Huerta, It is said. The m?n
were not offered an opportunity to give
up their arms peacefully, as at Juarez.
The regular troops pounced on the
volunteers' barracks, and attempted to
capture the arsenal. None are known
to be killed.
At Fronteras, below Agua Prieta,
two regulars and one volunteer soldier
were killed last night when a similar
attemnt'ir-aK made The Maderistas es-
caned. The mutineers at Fronteras
m s-Ejkmssts s
n,.,. u,.,.. U..U. . ...... .v, .....-...-
state of Sonora, who is reported td be
organising iura iu cuuieai iuc piv.io
ional presidency of Huerta.
CARRAXZA KBVOIr IS WELL
t.YBBR mVV IN COAHUILA.
Eagle Pass. Texas. Feb. 26 The
stage is completely set today along the
border opposite this section of Texas
for a new Mexican revolt, that of
gowrnar V. Carranza. of the state of
Ceahulla. He has officially proclaimed
4h Huefrta geyernment -spurious.'
iBfy .aie&JCa mrv wne .
DKN'IBS DANGHIt DOWX
IX LOWBR C.VL1FORXIA.
San Diego, Calif, Feb. 30. Danger "f
rebellion anywhere in Lower California
was denied today by Mexican consul
Gene. His reports are that existing
border partols are sufficient and that
the troops are loyal and will abide by
the result in Mexico City.
DE LA FUENTE IS
NOW ON HIS WAY
"Will Meet Pancual Oroico. Jr at Ahu-
mada, and Dteeuiw Peace 'With the
lean political refugees boarded a spe
cial train here early "Wednesday and the
brakeman cried "vomonos" for Mexico
City. Most of the passengers haTe been
sojourning in the United States during
the revolt against Madero. many of
them prominent business and profes
sional men. . m
Col. David de la Fuente. chief of
staff of Salami's rebel army and named
as minister of communications in
Huerta's provisional cabinet, was1 a,
passenger. Before departing, he as
serted that the train would be met at
Ahumada, between Juarez and Chihua
iiua citv. by Gen. Pascusl Oroxco. jr..
the missing chief of the northern revo
lution. Believing that the overthrow of
Madero would mean peace throughout
the republic the passengers cheered as
the train left Juares.
"Viva la par." they cried, rather than
Vivas tor political leauers.
ru is mini's state SDecial train.
2...I...W a A .. aittob it tvnAfl
coach, and a stock car, left Juarez at
5 oclock Wednesday morning,
Th,e special train was to have left at
2:80 Tuesday afternoon, but there "were
so many revolutionary inemn w
seen in El Paso and so many toasts to
Ka iimnv tn til. nTi 2overnment anu
ing De la Fuente. that the party did
Tuesday night. In the meantime De la
fuente ana nis crown ensw" -c
and drank a few more toasts to the
"" "J,Br"i,L" ;? .ji officers
Mexican mU1 1 officers
neaitn ot .nuena in me cwimtu .
fli. in Purat
-r.- T7MAn.&?a TfW-v-.
Accompanyingi De U Fuente was
Pedro Recio. trainmaster of the Mex
ican Central for Ororco when he was
running things In Chihuahua: A. Cor-
..-i.... n. la 1i,MntAs ana a
captain under Oroxco: Augustln Gallo.
chief of police In Juarex tor k.
mount, which occupied a stock car. a
xuard of federal soldiers accompanied
r. . , .w pkikmiiii where
De 1 Fuente expects to spend a day
conference wim ueii. ....-
- , --
The jfexiCan Central Is cut south of
Chihuahua and it 1 P""'- ."2
snuiii tmin will remain in Cnmuanua
, the line ls repalred.
Prnmi-eil a Consu
,. r?.raH' oJ-.
ee"r" VT!- l-ZZZt.A th. nost
VexleM 'consiilln El Paso by- De la
pu while De la Fuente wis here
Tuesday on his wav.to Mexico City ne
had a conference with Ceniceros.
Cenlceros was private secretary to
Francisco Madero when he Jw'5ea.
hi. nMvl.lnnnl cstnltal at the HI lie
WMte house across the river, tie was
hit hnnw across the river. He was
aiso private secretary to governor
Abram Gonzales when he was povernor
0f Chihuahua, and accompanied him to
Mexico city as nis w?iTrv w ---
." , , .r .hA lalAnfir.
zajes was miorawr ."".;:-,:
When Gonzales returned to Chihuahua
at the outbreaK oi ine uro ,
tion. Cenlcero" quit him and Joined the
revolution of Vasouez Gomez.
NEW JUAREZ MAYOR
The Mexican Central railway has been
cut again, this time by former Madero
volunteers at a point near Jimenez.
Traffic is open, however, from Juarez
to Chihuahua rlty
Col. Ijimla Military Mayor.
With the disarming Yesterday of the
former Madt-ro volunteers, the reg-.lar
airav holds full power at Juaex. Col.
"Manuel Land.i the regular army -f-
f let r -hn toirminded the Irregular
trrop-. tcvi vis made militarv mvor
rtf th. Yi n 1. tiun ani a repent ntv
J election tvini eled.
TROOPS ARE PROMISED
TO PROM EL PASO
Secretary of War Says More Cavalry -wiU be Sent Here
to Take the Place of 22d Infantry and Battery of Ar
tillery Ordered Away Washington Does Not
Believe TheTe Is Danger of Intervention,
but Will Maneuver Troops Awhile.
WASHINGTON. D. a. Feb. 26.
Secretary of war Stlmson to
day assured senators Culber
son Sheppard that every precaution
would be taken to protect the Texas
border against raids by fri-m
Mexico. He Informed Mr. Culberson
that one regiment of "?
battery had been removed from Bl Paso
to join the second division at Galveston,
so as io be at the closest PO"!" Pl'
to Veracruz, but assured him that the
troops would be replaced at El Paso and
that a sufficient force would be kept
to protect the frontier 1b that immediate-vicinity.
He promised additional
cavalry. . .
Stimaon's letter to Sheppara.
In a letter to senator Sheppard Mr.
Stlmson said: ,...
"It is not intended xo withdraw any
of the cavalry on the Texas border, but
on the contrary, every precaution "1
be taken to maintain an effectual
guard though it must be remembered
that the regular army is extremely
small and when it becomes necessary,
as It Is now. to mobilize a force of 10,
000 or 16,000 men for the purpose of
preparing an expedition to go out of the
country, it leaves very few troops within
the United States available for patrol
duty. One has to cut his suit accord
ing to the amount of cloth he has, and
that is the only limitation on our ef
forts to protect your border."
Small Prospect of Fight.
With the prospect of armed opposi
tion to the new provisional government
in Mexico reduced to small threatened
uprisings by followers of the late
president Madero. it is the opinion of
administration officials here that
chances for the use of the military to
protect Americans have greatly dimin
ished. . .
The concentration of troops at Gal
veston will continue, but admittedly the
purpose is now principally to test the
working of the new system of army re
organization. Maj. Gen. Carter, com
mander of the second division, due to
arrive in Galveston within the next
34 hours will take the opportunity af
forded by the assembly of a complete
division of troops to put them through
their paces, thus affording the various
regimental and brigade commanders
practically their first opportunity to
direct the movements of the large bodies
of men that would fall to their com
mand in time of war.
Officers Consider "Work Good.
If the complete division is assembled
in Galveston, at Texas City, about seven
miles distant, and in the camp just
opened near Houston before the end of
the present week, the military ex
perts feel that they will save aceam--pttefced
& erttMtable Mat. R is tm
that the movement appears to be very
slow,, but a matter of such distances as
that from D. A. Russell. Wyo.. and Fort
SnelUng, to Galveston, would have
greatly taxed the resources of the best
European, quartermaster department.
Skerldan Troops Moving.
The 27th infantry got away today en
route to Galveston, the first of four
trains leaving Fort Sheridan at Chi
cago at 12-45 this morning. The last
train left at 4:30. one squadron of the
15th cavalry remained at the post.
Chicago Artillery Velanteers.
A light horse battery, which has been
formed by more than eight of the Chi
cago business men and which is to be
one of the first volunteer bodies to of
fer its services to the country in case
of war.' appeared in Its first regular
uniform drill last night.
Troopi At Galvcrton.
Brigadier Gen. Frederick A. Smith.
commanding the fifth brigade of the
second army division, aad 300 soldiers
of his brigade, arrived at Fort Crock
ett, Galveston. Tuesday; the second and
third battalions of the Seventh infantry
and the first battalion of the 19th in
fantrv arrived early today, and addi-
tional troops to arrive during the day
I will bring the number of men mobilized
ill uaivvsiuii ivuifiiai iv vw.
The entire fifth brigade, with com
pany D, signal corps; company E. en
gineers, and field hospital No. 3, will
be encamped at Fort Crockett The
fourth and sixth brigades, with an ac
tual strength of 10.000 men, will be
camped at Texas City, near Houston.
About 1,500.000 square feet of ware
house space for storing supplies has
Gen. Steever Coming Back.
Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss will ar
rive in San Antonio today to assume
command of the cavalry division, and
the southern department of the United
(States army. With the arrival of Gen.
rBliss. Brig. Gen. B. Z. steever will be
relieved of temporary command of the
department and will return to El Paso
as commander of the second brigade of
Aviator Under Orders.
Orders -were guren last night to Capt.
Charles Deforest "Chandler, in charge of
the army aviation camp at Augusta, Ga..
to report immediately with ail officers,
men and machines at Galveston. Prep
arations to entrain were begun imme
diately. Gen. Carter Ieaves.
Mai. Gen. Wm. H. Carter, commander
of the central department, and second
division of the U. S. army, and his staff,
left Chicago last night for Texas City.
Texas, where he will take charge of the
14,000 soldiers soon to be assembled
More Troopi From Leavenworth.
Companies G. H and M. engineer
corps, left Fort Leavenworth last night
for Galveston, in obedience to orders
received from Washington. The com
nanies. each containing 120 men. are
under the command of Maj. Lyttle j
Company M has a pontoon equipment
with which a bridge a mile in length
can be constructed.
Fort Sheridan Troops.
The train carrying the 27th U. & in
fantry, for service in the south, left
Fort Sheridan last night in four sec
tions. The first section left shortly
Troepi At Ouantannrao.
The United States transport Meade
arrived at Guantanamo yesterday af
ternoon. The troops were disembarked
and proceeded to the naval station.
Field Bakers Start.
The second section of the field ba-
TWO HUNDRED KILLED
BY PREMATURE BLAST
GlJOIf, Spaifl, Feb. 26. Upwards of 200 people were kfllei or wounded by the
ill-timed eipiosioa of a charge of 7000 pounds of blade powder which had
bees laid yesterday by government engineers with th object of razing an
enormous block of rock.
An immense concourse of townspeople had gathered to witness the demolition
of the hill separating Gijon from the coaling harbor of Musd, a mile and a half
Twenty-four bodies had been recovered this afternoon, but it is considered
certain that the total fatalities will far exceed this number.
ITH the Second regiment of
cavalry and a small detach
ment of the signal corps left
here, El Paso has protested vigorously
to Washington against the removal of
the artillery and infantry to Galveston,
and has received the promise that mora
troops will be sent.
Wednesday morning at six ocloct.
the first movement of equipment of the
22d infantry left Kl Paso for Texas
City Texas. This train of 30 cars car
ried the stock, heavy freight and fieli
wagons of the regiment. Capt. F. v
Kobbe, quartermaster of the regiment,
was in command and had a detachment
of 30 men under him to look after the.
The Soldiers Under War.
At noon. CoLD. A. Frederick, ecaa
macder of the regiment, left with the
headquarters detachment, the band, the
mafchine gun platoon, and companies A.
B C, D, and K. Capt. Frank Halstead
is" adjutant and the company com
manders are: Lieut R. P. Palmer, com-
pany A; Capt. G. S. SimoHds, B; Capt
E. B. Haskell. C; Capt. Isaac fcewell
D; and Capt. J. R. Hannay, company
K. There are 18 officers and 399 met
and they occupied a train of 13
coaches. . ...
Wednesday night the last section wilt
leave at 3 oclock. It will be under the
command of Lieut. CoL H. L. Roberts.
There are 18 officers and 336 men in
this section add they will occupy 14
coaches: The company commanders are:
Capts. W. M. Fassett, L. A. Curtis. H.
A. Hannigan. G. A. Bumford. J. A.
Dodge and L. T. Richardson, of com
panies E. F, G. H. I and M. while Lieut.
Max Garber commands company L.
Capt. A. P. Hunt, depot quartermas
ter, is in charge of the- arrangements1
for the moving of all troops.
Kelly and Stiles Protest.
Mayor Kelly and president V. R.
Stiles, of the chamber of commerce,
have protested to Washington against
the removal of this regiment and the
battery of artillery, seat yesterday, and
urging that they be replacedby other
President Stiles wired both the sec
retary of war and United States sena
tor Morris Sheppard. asking that two
batteries of light artillery, a battalion
of infantry and two more regiments or
cavalry be sent to El Paso to protect
the border -from danger of depredations
by Mexican armed forces in the vicimty
of Juarez. The same message was sent
by the chamber of commerce president
to the secretary of war as 'was sent ot
senator Sheppard in reply te his mes
sage Tuesday evening, asking wha;
was seeded to protect the border at
this point. Mr. Stares gave the secre
tary and senator figures showing that
there were between 8M and 1000 armed
Mexicans within a short distance of El
Pase, and that by the removal of the
artillery and infantry the border n.ir
El Paso was without adequate prjt o
tion from these elements. Mr. -Stile.,
says no meeting. of the chamber of com
merce is to be called at the presp,.
time to consider the matter of border
Say More Troops "Will Come.
Mayor C B. Kelly Tuesday afternoon
received from Gen. E. Z. Steever. sena
tors Sheppard and Culberson, tnd con
gressman Smith messages to the effect
that provisions -would be made fcr the
complete protection of El Paso and her
The messages wera hi response to
the protest made by mayor Kelly fol
lowing the order for the removal of the
artillery. The mayor wired that the
removal of the troops exposed the citi
zens 'to unnecessary hazard and wanted
to know if anything cowid be done to
prevent the further-movement of troops
from the border. The recipients ef the
mayor's message were requested t-
communicate with the war department
to ascertain its purposes, the mayor
stating that the oitizans here weald
otherwise have to organize foi protec
tion, or have the state troops sent here
if it was not the intention of the gov
ernment to place Kn adequate numbtr
of troops in this viciul'y.
The replies received by the mayor
assured him that El Paso -would be
taken care of in the disposition of the
Gen. Steever to Retarn.
Gen.. E. Z. Steever. commanding' the
second cavalry brigade, is expected back
at Fort Bliss from Fort Sam Houston
this week. He has been relieved as
temporary commander of the southern,
department by Brig. Gen. Tasker H
Bliss. who has assumed command of
the newly organized department Gen.
Steever -will again make his headquar
ters at Fort Bliss.
kery. stationed at the United States mil
itary post at Fort Riley. Kaa, tiai start
ed for Texas City. Texas, as a result
of an order to entrain immediately, re
ceived from the war department The
first section of the bakery left Satur
day. California Asks Protection.
W. M. Holabird. receiver for the Cal
ifornia Development company, which;
controls the Imperial valley irrigation
system, has telegraphed to Washington
asking that troops be sent to the Low
er California border, between Turna,
Aria, and Calexico. CaL. to protect the
headgates and canals on which 30.000
American ranchers depend for thefr
water supply. Holabird has sent a sim
ilar request to the governor of Lower
SAYS COALHEAVER IS
MISTAKEN FOR 0R0ZC0
Soldiers of the 13th cavalry in cai,r
at Fabens. Tex., according to'B. John
son, a G. H. pumper at Fabens. arretfl
M. Chavez, a coalheaver at Finlay, on
suspicion that he is Tascr.at Orozco. r.
Johnson savs that Lieut John C. Prin?
ahd a detachment of 10 soldiers entered
his borne, at Fabens, and took Cha..i
away from there Tuesdav night at s '"
He says that they searched all the
rooms in the house for others, h t
found none but Chavez, who. Johnson
says, had come m on the G H. train
from Finlay Tuesday and had rented a
room at his place.