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EL PASO, TEXAS,
Jme 2, 1M3 12 Pags
TWO SECTIONS TOBAI.
K EITHER FftKBCAST.
Fair Tonight and l"uesday.
Cox's Ranch Park and Row of
AMBASSADOR SNYDER ASKS
Automobiles at Sunday's Pienic
Roosevelt, Vindicated, De
parts Without Collecting
EDITOR SAffS HE
MARQIETTE. jfrch.. J-Jne 2. !
Theodore Roosevelt has gone I
home without waitiner to col- I
lect the six cents awarded him in h
libel m.t ,?? "vJ" 5 !
tor of th,. Trn dr. t5T iVi
'horoughly satisfied and himself asked
tne court to instruct for a nominal
verdict, sajing. after Newett had ad
mitted his error, that he did not care
for the money but merely wished tf
down fur once and all. the slander tht
he was a drinking man. Newest
frankl.v Mated that the testimony hd
ruiiy convinced him that he was mis
taken about the drinking habits of
'he colonel and
said he would mke
to prove his chaiges.
no effoi t to trv
a- he bciu-Vcd
he had been misin-
Editor Newett. in his testimony said
"I do not use wnes or liquors myself
in an j. form and am an absolute tee
totaler liavinir stronir convictions on
, . "... a .
ths subject Prior to lil.' I had been
v-iua.!.. ... a. 3uuii MWuna v. tne names ol all ne could remember
Ti-eodore Hooseveit. recogn.'zmg him The senator named a Mr. Tomlinson.
a& a greit leader, and had frequentlv representing cattlemen, and Wm. Kett
published editoi lals and oticr articles j ner. of California, representing citrus
in Inn o-e commending him and fruit growers, but stated that no im
approMiisr his policies and I had here- i proper suggestions were made by them.
t'.fore assistid all hK campaigns, not i "VltXHrrajr a LohtuKt."
only bv personal effort but also by senator Aahurst said that he did bey
financial contributions, in the primary llevet however, that a man named Mo?
campaign of 3312 I supported him as jiurrav had been attempting to influ
ccond inoiee for the Republican nom- j tnce improperly the action of senators
inee. I with rAKnprt to nrAVntin? the cnnceUn-
T . .1. M . t 31 .:,
IIIIIIK'U ineatf lutis a"- lIlIALllie
the impossibility of my harboring any
fe ling of personal malice against
"Pome time before 1912 I began to
i ear statements from various sources
that Mr Roosevelt was drinking wines
and liquors to excess, During this per
iod I took a trip through Montana and
Arizona, as well as the intervening
states and cities. Later, during the
winter o' 1912, I took a trip to Florida,
passing through Chicago and other
cities en route and spent several weeks
at Belle ..r and other Florida points.
The Drhtklng Talk.
"During this trip the same state
ments as to Mr. Roosevelt were re
pep ted in a very circumstantial 'way,
although no one was able to say he
had actually seen Mr. Roosevelt drink
to excess or positively knew that he
"During the spring of H12 news
papers came to tne on our exchange
list, referring to Mr. Roosevelt's drink
ing habits I felt that r CeVTff "no
longer doubt the truth of the state
Tents, much as I regretted to believe
"When Mr Roosevelt was nominated
on the Progressive ticket I opposed
him. In the course of his address he
made what I considered a most unjust
attack on our candidate for congress,
who was one of my lifelong friends.
'This incident, and the statements
which had come to my knowledge, con
firmed m belief and I was induced
to publish the statements which I be
lieved to be true. This publication
was intended only as a blow to Mr
Roosevelt s "andidaey for the position
he then sought. J. acted in entire good
Ne Claim of lajarr.
"After this article was publishes, on
the twelfth day of October. 1912. nei
ther the plaintiff nor anyone notified
me that they claimed damages. On
the contrary . this suit was commenced
on October -Z. 1912. and the service
of the papers constituted the first In
timation I had received that the article
was complained of.
"After the commencement of the
suit there was nothing for me to do
but defend it- I have taken the tes
timony of more than 40 reputable wit
nesses who have expressed the opinion
that on those occasions as to which
thev testify he was intoxicated. I 1
believe all these witnesses were hon- j
est in making their statements. I i
Lave relied on those witnesses.
"I have been profoundly impressed
during the progress of this trial by
the nature and extent of the testimony
bv witnesses for the plaintiff and their
intimate acquaintance with the plain
tiff for many years.
"I have therefore been forced to
believe that those who have given de
positions or made statements that in
their opinion Mr. Roosevelt was intoxi
cated, had insufficient proof.
Believe Injantlre Done.
"Up to the time of this trial. I had
believed the statements In the article
which I published were entirely re
liable, but in the face of unqualified
testimonv of so many distinguished
men who have been in position to know
the truth, I am forced to the conclu
sion that I was mistaken. I am un
willing to continue to assert that Mr.
Roosevelt actually and in fact drank
to excess As a publisher of a news
paper. I have never knowingly done
iniustice to any man and I am not
willing now to make or continue the
assertion of a charge against the plain
tiff in this case. We have reached
the conclusion that to continue ex
pressly or impliedly to assert that Mr.
Roosevelt drinks to excess or actually
became .intoxicated as set forth In the
article would do him injustice?'
"Since, in publishing the article I
acted honestly and in good faith, I
propose at this time and throughout
the remainder of the case to occupy
a like position" ,.
Col. Roosevelt's statement was as
Tour honor, tn view of--the state
ment of the defendant I ask the
to instruct the jury that I desire
nominal damages. .
"I didn't go into this case for money.
I did not go into it for any vindictive
purpose. I went Into It, and. as ' the
court said, I made my reputation an
issue, because I wished once for all
during my life, thoroughly and com
prehensively to disprove the slanders
so that it will neTfc- again be pos
sible to repeat them."
Nominal damages means sit cents
tinder the laws of Michigan, and no
i osts. i
AMERICAN HELD IN Jl 1REZ
PENDING AN INVESTIGATION
George Mann, an American, is held in
the Juarez jail, pending an investiga
t.on of a shooting occurrence in the
Big Kid's saloon in Juarez Sunday af
ternoon. It is charged that he was car
rying a pistol and that it exploded as
he was trv ing to draw it, the bullet
running down his trouser's leg, but not
KNGL.ISH WORSHIPS COLLIDE
Portsmouth Eng., June 2 The
British battleships IrresistlMe and
Prince of Wales of the home faet col
lided todav while maneuvering off the
73e -f Wight. Both are retuiaing to
T'ir I' t ;i-tible'"5 bows are damaged
i th naval authorities in -. tl'at
siic r j.-. :iot sjffTed v'irsly.
Senator Asnurst Says None
of Bfe Personal Interests
'acted by Tariff.
BACpS DOES JiTOy WANT
DFTY OS" SEWER PIPE
w-Jf TVSHlNGXrON, d; c- Jn 2-
A The search for a tariff lobby
such as president Wilson had
dKlared" was-operating in Washington,
! S today with the senate jua.carj
b committee homing open hearings
Every senator was prepared to an
swer a series of 11 questions to deter-
mine whether he had any personal m-
iid to find oat what persons have ap
proached him in the effort to influence I
nis action on schedules of the tariff bill '
Before tne committee met. senators I
Overman and Reed held a long confer- i
ence -with president Wilson. The im- 1
' pression is that the president might
urnish a list of names of those whom
he believes to be "lobbyists."
AMharst 1. First Wilaea.
Senator Ashurst was the first called
j He testified, that he was not personallv
j interested In. any manner concerning
' anj pending legislation He-said he hao
i not kept a record of those who had
I i'cu mini uuu vvui-ti niu uiamia kJ-
fore congress, but that he would give
talked with bun concerning matters be-
I r r . TT.
Hon of certain contracts he (McMurray)
had with Cherokee Indians for the sale
of land whereby he woultt receive $3,
500,008. "He is the smoothest lobbyist I have
ever seen," added the senator. "He
could carry a bundle of eels up stairs
without dropping a single one."
j. McMurray. an attorney or mcai-
S!I' ",K'lEr.?lnln"V"V"? ZMZ
the Cherokee Indians for the sale of
"""" c6u.t.i.i. U.W .vy.. .... -.
$35,000,000 worth of land, for which he
is to receive 10 percent. There is a
movement in congress now to annul his
No Duty en Sewer Pipe.
Senator Bacon, who followed senator
Ashurst, said that he owned a small
farm in Georgia on whieh some arti
cles might be raised that were affected
by the tariff. A sewer pipe factory, a
street railway, a gas company and an
electric company were other industries
in which senator Bacon said he had
"I don't believe any of them are af
fectMf Ira hit of this legislation." he
said. "1 ant sure I want no duty on
Senator Bacon said he had not tried
to influence members of the senate, ex
cept in a general 'way, to urge a reduc
tion of tariff on articles of general use.
"X have not listened to a single man
or heard a single argument on this tar
iff biH," he said.
Baeoa Defines a Lobbyist.
No person had attempted' to influ
ence him improperly, senator Bacon
said, and he knew nothing of attempts
to use money for lobbying purposes.
I don't think a man who comes
here to represent an interest in which
he himself Is concerned, to present
arguments, is a lobbyist," said the sen
ator. "Neither do I think that a lawyer
who comes here in a legitimate way to
represent a reputable industry is a
Senator Bacon concluded by testify
ing he had heard there are two "sugar"
organizations in Washington, one for
free sugar and the other against it.
Ne Rcjipomn. Frm Bankhead.
Senator Bankhead was called, but did
not respond. Senator Borah took the
"No." was his answer to all ques
townether he was interlsSU-e P"" " the oW administra
ndurevhorTesen?edrenrolL"Te P 'ce hout a court
.'i any Industry or represented pro
f -ionally any industry affected oy
Harry Day and a Mr. McCarthy, 3f
Idaho, he said, had talked to him about
lead; Prank J. Hagenbarth and Dr.
McClure of the Wool Growers' associa
tion, in regard to wool, and several men
from Louisiana in regard to sugar. The
names of the latter he could not re
member. Senator Borah said no one had at
tempted' to influence him improperly
and he had no knowledge of the use of
money. He told the lead and sugsr
men he thought the bill would pass
as written and it was not worth while
to spend the time discussing it.
'Ne LoMyiti" Sow Says Berah.
"I don't consider the men who called
on me lobbyists," he added. "They were
all legally representing industries
'htah they believed wo-ild be affected."
He added he had seen "no lobbyists'
at this session.
"Did you see them at former sessions'-
a?ked senator Reed.
"We all make up our minds about
certain men that we oelievc art trying
to influence legislation." he said.
Pressed for names, senator Borah
said he regarded "the men mentioned
by senator Ashurst" as interested in
securing certain land legislation.
f Limit Immigration.
An attempt to limit immigration from
southern Europe and Asiatic countries,
without the ase of the "literacy test."
upon which president Taft placed his
disapproval in the last session of con
gress, is embodied in a bill to he Intro
duced by senator Dillingham, chairman
of the former immigration commission.
The senate judiciary committee acted
favorably on senator O'Gormrtn lull
j allowing chief justice to assign federal
rf.& mj unuua Vinci IIHH ".Ilt?r unit.
Home Democrats CHettn.
The selections of Democrats by the
ways and means committee for house
committees were submitted to a cau
cus today for ratification. These ln-
cinaed tne following chairmanships:
Banking and currency. Carter
Good roads. Shackelford, of Missouri.
Naval affairs. Hobson, of Alabama.
Labor. Lewis, of Maryland.
Education, Hughes, of Georgia.
Expenditures in the department of
labor. Maher, of New York.
KMe Members Attend FsaeraL
The house adjourned out of respect
to the memory of the late representa
tive George Koenig. of the third Mary
land district. Speaker Clak appointed
a committee to attend the funeral.
VAIL RETURNS TO GLOBB
TO ANSWER CHARGES MADE
Deputy sheriff W. T. Wright. f
Globe. Ariz., left Sunday night with
Frank T. Vail, said to be wanted at
that place on a charge of moving mort
gaged property The defendant drove
an automobile to El Paso from Glob?.
The machine, it is said, was mortgaged.
The man was arrested here by police
chief I N. Davis. Vail told the chief
that after he bought the automobile
he came to El Paso in it to look for
work He was perfec'lv wnlms to i--turn
to Gl-vbr makina- no effort to
SHOOTS WOMAN AND
TURNS GUN ON SELF
Negro Asks M'ntu to Marry Him and
When She Refaes. Doable
Sheeting Take Plaee-.
Because Johana Johnson, a negro
woman, refused to marry him, Neal
Willie, a negro, drew his revolver and
shot at her four times at 7 oclock Mon
day morning. Two of the bullets took
effect, one of them penetrating the
woman's left side and the other lodging
in her right knee. The woman is in a
critical condition. After shooting the
woman. Willie placed the revolver
against his left temple and blew out hi.
The double shooting occurred in the
negro rooming house at the corner of
fixta and south m Paso streets, in a
room occupied by the woman. The
woman's boy, aged 12 years, was in the
room at the time his mother was shot.
The detectives ssy that the deceased
came to El Paso from Roswell, N M.,
where he is alleged to have been con
victed on a charge of killing bis wife.
After serving a term "In the peniten
tiary at Santa Fe, the detectives sa,
the man was pardoned and came to El
Pagjj. He wr a aaioon porter hare, .
Toe woman's husband was killed In
a railroad accident in east Texas about
Lfhree months ago.
FeUeemea GaardiiiK City Ottleeo to
Prevent OeetMinry By New Aassta-
lntrarioR Offer So Resistance.
Denver, Colo.. June 2. Without the
slightest resistance, although everv
office In the city hall was guarded by
policemen to prevent occupancy of the
building by the newly elected city com
missioners, the commissioners took
possession of the council chambers at
19 oclock this morning and proceeded
Dr. J. M. Perkins, commissioner of
social welfare, was elected mayor,
laaac N. Stevens was elected city at
torney, supplanting W. H. Bryant, who
immediately signified his willingness
to deliver, his office over to the new
Former mayor Henry J. Arnold, how
ever, refused to surrender office, as have
most of the former officials under him.
They declare the city's welfare would
The commissioners, at their meeting
passed an ordinance vacating all muni
cipal offices with the exception of
those of the fire and police depart
ments. A resolution ' declaring all
ordinances in full force and effect was
J-N CONTEMPT CASE
yinnnnrt r- w-i i .
riT.'ISLSS l A""
i ."Z JKefre
Opinion Before Trial.
Jefferson Citv. Mo. Jim s Th .
Missouri supreme court todav uls-
charged Wm. R. Nelson, owner and
editor of the Kansas City Star, from
contempt of the Jackson 'county circuit
court. The 'decision of the supreme
court was unanimous.
The supreme court held the article
published in the Star contemptous but
ordered Mr. Nelson discharged from
contempt because circuit judge Guthrie
prepared his opinion the night before
the trial for contempt.
Judge Woodson, wfeo wrote the
opinion, held that judge Guthrie, In
preparing his findings the night befoe
Mr. Nelson was hauled Into court, vio
lated a plain and fundamental rule of
right and sought to deprive the pris
oner of his rights without process of
LOSES ELECTION CONTEST
Court Deebrfon May NwlHfy Claim-of
Pregreilvej That They Polled See
end IIlKhcM Vole la State.
Denver, Colo., June 2. The Gunnison
county election case growing out of the
election last fall, was reversed by the
state supreme court today and the
lower court ordered to seat Elmer
Wiley. Democratic county commission
er. E. H. McDowell, candidate on the
Republican and Progressive tickets,
was declared elected by the lower
court, the election judges having
counted "Bull Moose' and "Roosevelt"
straight ballots for him.
The supreme court in today's de
cisions holds that election judges "can
not go beak of the marks on the bal
lots" and that as McDowell did not file
a petition of nomination under either
the "Roosevelt" or the "Bull Moose"
tickets these straight ballots could not
be counted for him.
The decision in this case Is regarded
as having an important bearing on the
contentions of the Progressiv - that
they cast the second highest vote in the
FORMER EL PASO GIRL
WEDS SAN DIEGO DOCTOR
Los Angeles. Calif.. June 2. Miss
Mabelle Lucille Power, formerly of El
Paso, daughter of Mr and Mrs. James
M. Power, was married at Coronadi,
Calif., Saturday, to Dr. Lawrence Saf
ford Chamberlain, a prominent phy
sician and clubman of San Dieo and
Coronado Thev have planned an ex
tendi rt trin a!o i; the Pacific topst irl
at i". . nt . visiting with, friends
i'i Loj, AntrUis - -
HOST TO EL
Feeds Autoiiiobilists With
Barbecued Meat, Chili and
Beans and Coffee.
TURNS OVER HIS
ill i jifti i in i i i
(By G. A. Martin.)
-tHARLIE STEVENS "Sparkplug
a. wiarue called it a motorcade.
he said a cavalcade
was composed of a parade of horse
men and a motorcade ought to be all
right as a name for a parade of auto
mobiles, and besides, they call it -motorcade
out in California, where they
have more motor cars to the popula
tion than anywhere.
Mrs F. W. Berkshire called it a motor-raid,
because she said the motorists
raided the good things to eat on the
Cox ranch and came, away with
Either name will do, but neither ade
quately describes the good time the EI
l'aso and Las Cruces automobllists had
at the San Augustine ranch as guests
of W W Cox on Sunday.
If a "prince of entertainers" is one
who turns over tho whole ranch to a
uuiiv.ii ui peopie, some or whom he had
ntver seen before, and feeds them un- '
til thev are almost too lazy to leave,
then W. W. Cox. countv trfunnr n
Dona Ana county, pioneer citizen of
New Mexico, and owner of 200,000
acres of the finest ranch land in the
southwest, is a prince.
Big Barbeeae and Keaot.
- Mr. Cox not only slaughtered and
barbecued the fatted calf, but he also
killed one of his prize shoats and
likewise roasted it for the feast. Then
he had his cowpunchers and chuck-
! wagon chefs cook up 10 gallons of
chUi stew, five gallons of frijoles and
10 gallons of coffee. He also brought
.out a keg of pickles, a barrel 'of fresh
bread, two buckets of railk, and all the
j sugar, salt and pepper necessary for
mobUUts. He also funrfabed plates,
cups, knives and forks to strive It with.
Th, wu not alL Ho distributed bar-
rete of cold spring wator all ovr the
beautiful grove of trees that adorn the
home grounds of San Augustine ranch.
in the shadow of the Dlcturesone rains
of old Fort San Augustine, and hailt
' a ,r,f4y,M f,t Ha avnniA i.b.M
and- pat up tables and benches- among
the trees for seats. The grounds were
swept like a floor for the occasion and
the trees whitewashed to drive away
i the ants and insects.
And all that the EI Pasoans can do
In return Is' to invite him down to a
pitiful little hotel banquet that they are
going to give in his honor when they
can get him to. quit selling cattle and
collecting taxes his own cattle and
other people's taxes long enough to
come down and be the guest Of tho
automobllists of the Pass city. The El
Pasoans are going to do the best they
can in the matter of banquets Burt
Orndorff says he is going to make up
the best menu that he knows how
but they realize they cannot make their
host of Sunday enjoy what they are
going to spread before him as much
as they enjoyed what he spread before
BHc Bnaeh of Cars.
Over 30 cars went up from El Paso
and 15 or more came over from Las
Cruces. Everybody's car was loaded
with amply filled lunch hampers, but
few of them were touched. The smell
of that barbecue took all appetites for
everything else and the fact that it
was a complete surprise made it all
the more enjoyable. The El Pasoans
brought their lunch baskets back as
full as they took them to the ranch
and many were fuller, for -when the
dinner was over. Mr. Cox had his men
slice up the remaining meat and give
it to the people to take home with
(Continued on Next Page).
1. How Is a poor bowler like the
pins he cannot knock down?
2. Why are matches made in
t. Why does every lover find it
hard to make an impression on a
peach of a girl?
4. Why would "Corns" be a good
nickname for the .stupidist boy in
5. Why must, a vaudeville man
with a troupe of trained frogs al
ways be in a hurry to put on his
Answers will be found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
throus-h the Classified Advertising
1 hoto bj .u:t Photo
0R0ZC0 AND RABAGO
TO FIGHT ZAPATA
Farmer Eenalei Now Joia Hand to
Try to Whip the Itanditn in South
ern Part of Meiiru.
Generals Antonio Kabaeo and Pascual
UOrozco, jr., who met as enemies in the
.aaaaero revolution, togeiner win con
duct a campaign against the Zapata
rebels of southern Mexico. Gen. Ra
bago, recently relieved as military gov
ernor of Chihuahua state, departed
Sunday from here on his way to Mexico
City bv way of New Orleans and Ha
Saturday night. Francisco Palomar,
proprietor of the Tivoli hotel in Juarez,
W. I. Metx, of Mount Vernon, N. Y.. and
E. O. Schuster gave him a farewell din
ner at the Tivoli. Besides Gen. Raba
go there were present his aide. Lieut.
CoL Manuel Bridadt. Col. Juan N. Vas
quez, Maj. Florentino Gobea, Capt. J.
Bacarreli. J. H. Meece. B. Schuster, Otto"
C Ern, W. A. Scrivner, J. A. Chilton,
and the hosts.
Once commanders of opposing jorces.
Rabago and Orozco will meet at the
national capital to plan operation
against the stubborn rebel leader of
At tne oaiiie oi oaucoc, in mc .
At the battle of Bauche. in tne iirst
and relieved the garrison of Juarez. For
this Rabago received a general s com
mission. It was Orozco's first humili
ating defeat. Now Rabago and Orozco
have been chosen bv Drendent Huerta
suppressing Zapata, who has been in al-
most continuous insurrection.
Their removal to the" south will leave
the nortnern situation 'n the hands of
Gen Tellez, .n Coat-yla, Gen. Mercado.
in Chihuahua, and lien. Ojeda. in So
BY MEXICAN TROOPS
Cetqaltt Make Prole and Amhamador
Wilnea AdvlaeH That Assailants
Austin. Tex. June 2. Governor Col
quitt today received two messages from
Henry Lane Wilson. American ambas
sador at Mexico Citv. in whieh he ad-
that attention has been given to
the governor's request for an investi
gation of the reported assault on H 1
Vought. a Texas citizen, by two Mex
ican soldiers in the state of Tamauli
Ambassador Wilson advises: "I am
just in receipt of a telegram from con
sal Miller at Tampico, stating that the
offenders have been punished by CoL
Castro, from which I inter these
Americans are not safe."
It". was at the request of John W.
Warren, of San Antonio, a business
associate of Vought. that the investi
gation was instituted.
BATTLE IS REPORTED
Mexican papers from Chihuahua have
totalled accounts of the fighting at
aucillo. between Ortiz . and Coachoa,
Cblh.. Saturday The account of this
fight says that neither federals nor
rebels gained a decisive victory at the
engagement, but that the rebels with
drew after fighting most of the day
and were prepared to engage the fed
eral force again Sunday.
The dead are reported at 400, about
equally divided between federals and
rebels. Two rebels, named Mucio
XTranga and Lino Ramirez, were' cap
tured and e.ecuted on the battlefield
following the fight.
Tb,e rebels were in command of Man
uel Chao, Rosalio Hernandez and
Pancho Villa with their commands.
The federals were In command of Col.
Romero, who was later reinforced by
Antonio Rojas with his command of
former Orozco rebels from the Chihua
LOAN SECURED FOR
..New York, June 2. Negotiations by
the Mexican government of a foreign
loan of approximately flOO.MO.OOO for
governmental purposes and on account
of the National Railways of Mexico
having been completed, local bankers
interested in the matter announced that
the Issue of $10,000,000 two year notes
of the National Railways of Mexico, ma
turing today, will be paid.
The railroads' finances are closely in
terlocked with those of the Mex. can
government itself, as the National rail
ways is a government enterphisc
The Mexican government loan, it is
stated by the bankers here, is $75.
000.000, and the National Railways of
Mexico loan about $27,000,000.
MANY CITIES WANT NEXT
CONVETION OF TRAINMEN
San Francisco. Calif.. June 2 Poli
tics began to simmer today in the con
vention of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen in the final week of its ses
sion here. Grand president Lee's poli
cies were attacked and defended in thu
debate over salaries and appeals, which
constituted the day's program. It is
said that the election of officers and
the choice of the next convention city
will be taken up tomorrow.
The only announced candidate to
succeed president Lee who has held of
fice since 1909 and is a candidate for
reelection Is A F. Whitney, of Ea,-Ie
Grove, Iowa, whose name is quietly
beinir put forward by his friends
Cleveland Columhu- St. Louis, M:l
i wirkee St Pi'il Houston Xorfi Ik ,n 1
Si rair un ii 11 in the field for the I
j ii' xt cum (.i.'iun. J
President Decides Who Will
Get Diplomatic Post, but
WILSON IS IN GOOD
HUMOR, AFTER ARlfeT
WASHINGTON, D. a, June X
Three days of rest have
brought a glow of color to the
face of president Wilson, and today be
looked refreshed, and healthy as he
faced a half hundred of Washington
correspondents at the usual Monday
conference. The president was in good
I "Can you tell us what is holding up
the domination of a public printer?'
1 was one of the first inquiries.
i "Mainly the indecision of the prest-
dent." said Mr. Wilson, with a laugh In
w hich his hearers joined.
in response to other questions the
president said he had practically de-
l cided on the personnel of the new in
dustrial commission ana migm sena
the names to the senate this week. He
said he had nearly made up a list of
diplomatic appointments, but would
not make them public until It was
Although he has decided on an am
bassador for Mexico the president said
that the appointment would be deferred
until conditions warranted recognition
of the Mexican republic.
Changes in the civil service commis
sion, he let it be known, would await
the outcome of an investigation by the
Charles P. Taf t, a brother of the for
mer president, dropped in to shake
hands with Mr. Wilson and the latter
inquired when professor Taft was ex
pected to return to Washington. He
learned that his predecessor would be
here June 9, for a meeting of the
Lincoln memorial committee.
Baddeaus Austin Thomson, of Aus
tin, Texas, was nominated today Dy
president Wilson to be minister to
REBELS DEMAND THE
SIRREXDER OF XATAMORAS
Brownsville, Tex., June 2. Gen. Lucio
Blanco, commander of the rebel troops
in the state of Tamaulipas. Mexico, sent
what he declared to be a final demand
for the surrender of Matamoras Sun
day. The demand, delivered by a rep
resentative of United States consul
John S. Johnson, was ignored and the
revolutionary troops mov ed closer to the
citj One force of 200 men is within
tw o miles of Matamoras and evidently
is making preparations to seize the
ele trie light plant, which furnishes the
current for the electrified barbed wires
stretched around the city. Blanco and
1 tre main body ol his troops are en-
eariIprt5Bta ranch four Tattles from
FEDERALS SCALP RBBKL
LEADER AFTER HIS DEATH
Laredo. Tex.. June 2. Mexican fed
eral soldiers, returning to Nuevo La
redo from Colombia, wnere-they routed
300 rebels Saturday, brought the scalp
of Capt. Longona, rebel commander as
a trophy of their victory. Longoria
and Jl of his followers were killed, six
federals also were killed, all of them.
it is stated, by bullets from Longoria's
revolver. Longoria, an Indian, organ
ized his band and swore veapeance on
the federals when a relative named
Pancho was hanged a month ago as a
CASTILLO REFISES TO
LET TRAINS GO THROUGH
Maximo Castillo is reported to be at
outs with the federal government again
( and to have threatened to stop traffic
i over the North Western road. The pas
senger train which left Juarez Monday
morning got as far as Medanos. the
first station north of Guzman, and was
turned back by the railroad officials.
Later, officials of the road went down
to Guzman to confer with Castillo.
NEW YORK STORE
Jeweler Is Kaoeked Senaelews Wfces He
Resists Robbers, Who Seewne SKIS.
Owaer Is Locked Ib Store.
New York, June 2 Four armed high
waymen entered the jewelry shop of
Mandel Greenhaus, on the lower east
side, toda. held him up at the point of
a revolver, knocked him senseless when
he resisted, looted bis two safes of
$1000 in gems, locked him in the shop
The leader of the r'ghwaymen en
tered the place alone, Greenhaus says,
and asked to see a cheap 'watch dis
played in the window. When the jew
eler returned to the counter with the
watch he looked up into the muzzle of
P-TTTI A ! Vnip TJ-ftCWT I x other codefendant, was arrested short
JDUJuWAJMa JRUX HUOllliHi ly after that. Snyder was the last one
AGAINST THE GREEKS
Sofia, June 2. An agreement for a
meeting of the premiers of Bulgaria,
Servia, Greece and Montenegro has been
reached between the Bulgarian and
Servian ministers to exchange views on
the division of war spoils.
The Bulgarian commander at Eleu
thera has informed the Greek com
mander that the Bulgarian troops would
not advance any further and that the
recent movements of the Bulgarian
soldiers had not been intended in a
FURNACE NO. 2 IS
STARTED AT DOUGLAS
Douglas. Ariz.. June 2 In the pres
ice of 1500 people. Miss Sarah I. Green-
5 ay. sister of gentral manager John C
Cireenway set .fire to the oil soaked
waste- wmen started No. 2 furnace of
tne new 2. 000.000 Calumet and Arizona
smelter at 11 oclock this morning.
Hundreds of visitors from Bisbee,
Cananea and Douglas were on the
grounds to witness the event. The coke
charge' was nlaced in the nrnae !!
afternoon. The first ore probably will
be used Wednesday and the first matte
by Wednesday night.
POPE RECEIVES MANY
Rome. Italy. June 2 rope Fins, be
sides innumerable congratulations, re
ceived many presents in commemora
tion of his 78th birthday anniversary,
which he celebrated today.
The pontiff kept his secretaries, his
sisters and his nieces as guests at
lunch. During Ate progress of the meal
the hand of the papal gendarmes played
in the courtyard below.
BRITISH POET LAITRKATB
DOES AT AGE OP 77 YEARS
London. Eng.. June 2. Alfred Austin.
British poet laureate since 1896, died
today at the age of 77.
Alfred Austin, besides being a poet,
was a barrister, a critic, a novelist a
war correspondent, and a political
He died at hir hi me. Swinford Old
vi.tnoi ' ntoru hint, where he
Sues. Police Chief Davis,
Capt W. D. Greet and
Burns Detective Agency.
MAKES LETTER THE
BASIS OF HIS SUIT
ALLBGXNG defamation of charac
ter, V. I Snyder, who stands in
dicted in the 34th district court
on a charge of conspiracy to rob, by
the use of firearms, wants $150,000 as
damages from police chief L N. Davis,
Capt. W. D. Greet, P. W. Mahon and
the Burns National Detective agency.
located at 617 and 618 Union National
Bank building, Houston, Tex. Mahon,
it is alleged, is the manager of the
Houston office. The plaintiff filed his
suit in the 41st district court. The
sum of $75,000 is asked as actual dam
ages and a like amount as exemplary
Snyder's action for damages is based
on an alleged libelous letter, which he
j charges was sent from the Burns
tTHoaston office, to police chief Davis.
This, he says, was done for the express
purpose of destroying his character and
ruining his business, which was in the
nature of a secret operative. The letter
having been shown to several good citi
zens of El Paso and the contents
known, the plaintiff alleges that he
has been shunned.
Letter Is ttaoted.
The letter, a photographic copy of
which is incorporated in the plaintiffs
petition, which he makes hie sole cause
of action, follows:
"Houston, Tex., Jan. 22, 1913.
"Isaac N. Davis. Chief of PoHee, El
"Dear sir We note where our of
fice has recently arrested 'L. S.' Ross, a
former secret service operative for the
United States government, as well as
one V. L. Snyder, former secret service
operative for the Denver A Rio Grande
railroad in Colorado, for a holdup of
some gamblers in Hotel McCoy.
"In connection with this matter, and
for your own information, we would
beg to submit the following concern
ing this man Snyder. V. L. Snyder was
formerly connected with the Pinkerton
National Detective agency, working out
of the Kansas City office, being em
ployed by their then superintendent,
Frank Tillotson (who achieved con
siderable unpleasant notoriety in con
nection with the stealing of the famous
"incubator baby," a few years ago .
Snyder, while in the Pinkerton emplov.
together with C. P. Pitman, forged a
check on one of the clients ot the
Pinkerton agency and. was later con
victed and sent to the penitentiar-.
Later, Snyder was employed as special
agent in charge o the Salt Lake di
vision of the Denver it Rio Grande rail
road. When, after securing some $1."
or $1700 on the strength of his official
position, he suddenly left the employ
of this company.
"Trusting that this information -will
be" of value to you, and in the event v, -
. can be of further service in this matter,
I vhr icmmz. ng lla Vn.r trull"
'TPhe William J. Burns National De
tective Agency. Inc.
"By P. W. Mahon, Manaser."
Demands PniiMnnn of Letter.
The original of the alleged defama
tory letter, the plaintiff avers, is in the
possession of one of the defendants, and
in his petition he states that he serves
notice on them to produce it.
Snyder alleges that the Burns agency.
at the request of chief Davis and Capt.
Greet, and that the agency through its
manager, issued the letter, knowing
that its contents 'were false.
At the time the letter was written
the plaintiff says that he was manager
of the Western Detective agency. Be
fore that, he says that he held numer
ous positioAs as special agent for rail
road companies, mining companies and
Was a member of the police force in
various cities. Before the letter was
published the plaintiff alleges that he
enjoyed the esteem and confidence of
persons. The plaintiff avers that he
believes the letter was sent through
the mails from Houston to El J?aso to
chief Davis and that Davis and Greet
intended in their individual capacity.
and in conjunction with the Burns
agency, and Mahon. to iniure him in
.his good name. The plaintiff says that
the letter was snown to numerous per
sons. Because of the alleged libelous
publication, the plaintiff alleges that
his domestic peace and happiness has
been greatly disturbed. He says that
he has been humiliated, shunned and
Is Beae of ADefced HoMv.
The alleged holdup at the Hotel Mc
Coy out of which grew the indictment
against the plaintiff, happened on the
morning of Jan. 14 last. L. E. Ross, one
of his codefendants, was arrested by
the police coming down the stairwav of
the hotel at the time. C. P. Pitman, the
arrested in the case. The testimony
Introduced at the examining trial be
fore justice of the peace E. B McCl.n
toek, failed to connect Snyder with the
PROSECITION SPRINGS SI RPRISE
IN BOSTON DYNAMITE CsE
Moston. Mass., June 2 The prosecu
tion sprang a surprise in the dyna
mite conspiracy case today by intro
ducing as a witness a chauffeur who
testified that he drove a passenger re
sembling Frederick E, Atteaux fro n
the Boston home of Wm M. Wood,
president of the American Woolen
company, to the corner of Washington
and Franklin streets on the night of
January 29, 1912, the date upon which
the dynamite was "planted" at Lau
rence. ' Jl-kREZ MAN KILLED AND
! ANOTHER IS BEIG HELD
Jose Garcia Cadena. of Juare. died .n
the hospital there Sunday as the result
of six bullet wounds. Antonio Mi--jares
is held in the Juarez jail, iharsr-d
v. ith the killing.
According to the story the police
have the men went out to fighr a
duel to settle their difficulties, but Ca
dena evidently failed to take a p's-nd
with him. intending to settle his 'dis
pute in American fashion, with bare
knuckles Minjares took his pis.ol
along and it is said, used it
COMMITTEE JOBS FOR RIZO V
NEW MEXICO EPRESi:TTnE
Washington. D. C. June i. T e
Democratic house caucus tou iv a
signed representative Carl Havden .
Arizona, to the committees on pub'u
land, indian affairs, and irrigation f
Representative Ferguson, of New
Mexico, was assigr-ed bv the Dem -cratic
caucus to the corrmitt. s n
public lands, irrigation ot and land-..
and expenditures in the department
BRAKEMAN I KILLED.
Brakeman Kinnarne. of Tucson di
vision of the Southern Pacific. 3
killed at Cochise, a station netw t . i
Tucson and Bowie. Ariz, Sundav i'
ternoon No details of the ac id
have been received in El Paso and t. e
leea ill for some tunc.
1 bodv was, taken to Tucson.