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Fair Tonight and Wednesday.
PROBE STRIKEToliniFwrSUGAR MEN TOHUERTrSEN
TR0UDU5II. SOUTHWEST TESTIFY IN fNEWFORGE
W. VIRGINIA MINES LOBBY QUIZ
Socialists Exonerate West
Virginia Governor, But
CHICAGO, 111- suae 4 Governor
Hatfield, of West Virginia, Is
exonerated on a number of
charges circulated against him, in a
i eport to the national committee of the
The burden of resestsient In the re
port Is directed against governor Hat
field s predecessor, governor Glass
cock One portion of the report, speaking
of the governor, says:
He further claimed that he had
abundant evidence with which to con
vict some of the leading strikers- in
t) e civil courts, but that he had not
flt disposed to press the cases against
The committee, appointed by the na
ional committee of the Socialist party,
in tt at Charleston on May 26, and the
r port declares the members availed
themselves of all possible sources of
r liable information.
Have Ktsfct t OtRMM.
The report continues-
' The governor unhesitatingly de
clared that working men had the right
to organize and that he would protect
them in that right to the extent of his
power that the Socialists had the same
i isht that Republicans and Democrats
1 ad that they were entitled to the
r "hi of free speech and assemblage and
lull protection of the law."
The committee found the governor
not opposed to the cpming senatorial
Blanc Gvemor Glnnncack.
"We have no desire," says the report,
'to exculpate governor Hatfield for
inv set he is justly reaponsiole for.
1 ut it is undoubtedly true he Is ac
cused of wrongs that were committed
i nder the administration of governor
Glasscock, his predecessor, to whose
official splnelessness and subserviency
to the mine owners are mainly due the
outrages, which o long disgraced
West Virginia in the eyes of the na
It was under the administration of
povernor Glasscock, and not governor
Hatfield, that? martial law was de
clared, that the military commission
Mas created: inat Mother Jones, John
Frown, G H Bos well and numerous
others were court martialed and con
v icted and it was also under the Glass -c.ck
administration that an armored
train, in the name of law and order.
shot -ap-i wliiu nu&-tmmmtmm
miners, dealing out death and destruc
tion under cover of darkness, an out
age so infamous that it will remain
forever as an indelible and foul blot
upon the state In which it was per
Snppnaioloa. of Paem.
The suppression of two Socialist pa
pers both outside the martial zone, ac
cording to the report, is characterized
as "utterlv without warrant and sub
ject to the severest censure." although
governor Hatfield is quoted as disa-
owing any knowledge of violence in
suppressing these papers. The gover
nor is further quoted as disavowing a
threat which was credited to him that
lie would deport all miners from the
tate who refused to accept the terms
of settlement with the operators and
Continuing their investigations into
the Cabin and Paint Creek and New
river districts, the committee accepted
the assistance Of the governor's pri
vate secretary, but respectfully de
clined the offer of a special train. The
report further says.
Outraami &t Rxagaperaterf.
"The reports of outrages perpetrated
Lpon the defenceless miners and their
families during the Glasscock admin -strati
on has not been exaggerated in
the least Houses and tents were shot
ap indiscriminately from an armored
train in the darkness of night; men
were assaulted and women insulted by
the dastardly mine thugs and even lit
tle children were not spared As all
these atrocious crimes against the
striking miners and their families will
be brought out fully in the senatorial
investigation now under way and
placed before the country for its edi
fication as to the despotic rule of the
coal barons we refrain from the at
tempt to chronicle them in this re
port Indeed, we could scarcely be
frii to do justice to the subject without
making this report far too volumin
The action of the legislature of West
Virginia, by which the report says the
mine guard was practically abolished.
made it impossible for the miners to
organize without interference from
private guards and "sluggers."
PkK Kill Hatfield.
Charleston. W. Va, June 4. Lee Car
penter, a miner, was arrested Jn Xa
mont Hollow, near Eskdale, W. Va, by
(apt. James Watson and two soldiers
of the militia on a warrant sworn out
bj Mrs. Carpenter. The woman charged
her husband threatened to kill if she
re.ealed an alleged plan to kill gover
It was discovered, it was stated, that
manv men heaviiv armed have been
making Lamont Hollow their meeting
BQRN WITH FOUR TEETH
BABY ADDS TWO IN WEEK
BORK with four well developed teeth, the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter
Lewis, 624 Prospect avenue, has cut two more teeth during the first week
of its life and the doctors predict that it will have a full set of upper and
lower molars at the end of its third week. The baby was born last Wednesday
and is a fine, big boy.
The four teeth with which the little chap was equipped when he was bora,
were not temporary affairs, but were strong and well formed. The two teeth
that have come through since his birth are also well developed, asd the full set
is expected is two more weeks.
Mahin Advertising Data Book for 1913-1914, just
issued, .gives the following information on newspaper
circulation in El Paso, Texas:
EL PASO HERALD 15. 1 13
The other El Paso Daily (Morning and Sunday) 5000
Western Federation "Worker
Says This Will Be Done, or
"UNION WILL STAY
AT THE SMELTER"
A FIGHT to the rinish to organise
the smelters, mines and mills in
1 Paso, the southwest and Mex
ico is what the Western Federation of
Miners, through president Charles Moy
er. oredicted as an outcome of the smel-
f-ter strike. This message was sent to
the smelter meeting luesaay nignc it
was to have been attended by president
Moyer, who was prevented from speak
ing to the Mexican workmen at the
smelting plant because he had to hurry
on to Denver.
In his place, Charles Tanner, the na
tional organizer for the federation,
spoke to the Mexican meeting, delivered
the ultimatum of Moyer and told the
Mexicans, for Moyer. that the charter of
the Western Feneration was going to
stay at the smelter '"whether the Gug
genheim lav out likes it or not," and
that the Mexicans in EI Paso. Santa
Rita, Hay den. llay and old Mexico
would be unionized until they would
close every mine and smelter that the
Guggenheims own, if they were not giv
Plenty of Guard.
Tanner made his talk to the Mexicans
the shadow of the smelter stockade,
the shadoy of the smelter stockade.
The little whitewashed hall was filled
with Mexicans by 8 oclock. the hour
Moyer was expected to arrive. The in
terpreter was there in the person of J.
L. Hill, and the Mexicans crowded the
little adobe hall and overflowed onto
the porch outside. The deputy marshals
and guards at the smelter were there, in
the shadows of the background, in case
of trouble, but the meeting was as
peaceable as a sleeping babe. The
audience was composed wholly of Mex
ican workmen wearing well washed
denim overalls and jumpers, oil stained
hats and coarse shoes. The officers of
the smelter branch of the Western
Federation sat under the newly Issued
chrater of the W. F. St, which had been
framed in bright gilt and hung over
a flat top office desk n one end of the
room. The officers and organizers
could easily be recognized by the fact
that they wore white standing collars
and were better dressed than the work
men they are seeking to organize. A
few smokies oil lamps with tin re
flecters furnished what light there was
in the hall, assisted by a kitchen lamp
with a green bowl, on the desk in the
end of the badly ventilated place.
Tnaer Talks Easily.
Soon after 8, Tanner and Julio Man
cillas. an organizer for the Federation
at Miami, arrived. Tanner carried a
Ttftn American sneaking Mexican eassa
lsers asked the national organizer, as
he set the torch in a corner, took a
drink of water with an ironstone china
teacup from a galvanized iron bucket
and announced that the meeting was
readv to begin. Tanner admitted in
advance that it was his first effort at
speaking through an interpreter, but h
seemed to make a good impression
There were no firewarks in his speech,
which was delivered in a soft, velvety
voice, rather out of tune with the
vitriolic things he said about the Gug
genheims and the smelter "layout."
There were no demonstrations. The
weak applause, started by three Ameri
cans who sat on theront row. died a
natural death before it reached the rear
of the little hall The Mexicans lis
tened intently, laughed at the Spanish
translation of two American jokes,
fought the pest of flying bugs, fanned
themselves with their hats and went
The meeting was devoid of the usual
striket agitation elements. The guards
and deputy marshals walked around
with sixshooters sagging on their right
hip. but there was no other fighting
than that done in self defence to keep
away the pest of bugs, and the audi
ence in the whitewashed hall listened
stoicallv to the usual line of labor or
ganiser's talk. . .
Tanner, his hands locked in front of
him, talked for an hour about the la
bor movement in general at home and
abroad: told how Germany and Bel
gium did it and ended with the author
ized statement of his chief (Moyer)
that the Western Federation charter
would stay at the smelter, "whether
the Guggenheim layout likes It or not."
He introduced "Brother Jones." who
he said, would tell or labor strikes
elsewhere. The crowd, realizing that
the evening's entertainment was about
over, shuffled their feet and melted
away Into the night, one by one.
The Meet tag Open.
"Brothers, friends," said Tanner, in
"Hermanos y amigos." interpreter
Hill echoed and the meeting was on its
way. the Mexican president, with a
high standing collar, having previously
introduced the speaker briefly. t
"Mr. Moyer told me to express his
regrets at not being able to speak to
you here" Tanner said. "He Is on his
wav to Europe to attend a meeting ot
I the International Mining congress as
tion of Miners. He will bring a mes
sage from this meeting to Amtrican
members. He will tell how in Germany
they stand together, the laboring men,
not only in unions, but vote to put men
in office from the unions The unions
of the United States are beginning to
(Continued on Next Page).
President Wilson is Be
lieved to Have Furnished
Names to Senators.
"SOCIAL LOBBY" IS
SCORED BY IOWAN
WASHINGTON. D. C. June 4
The tariff lobby hunt took
on a new turn when the sen
ate began issuing subpenas today for
nearly CO men. all of whom are said
to be identified with the sugar inter
ests. Sergeants at arms started out
to summon the witnesses for next
It is generally assumed here that
president Wilson furnished the names
of those about to be subpenaed.
Some of the -names of witnesses are
being kept secret, but chairman Over
man today gave out this partial list
Aaron Gove, Denver. Dr. S. W. Mc
Clure, Salt Lake City, secretary of the
Wool Growers association, Henry F.
Oxnard, New York, prominent in the
wool business, Jules Godchaux, repre
senting Louisiana sugar interests; Sid
ney M. Ballou, E. E Pavton, H D. Mead
and Walter G. Smith, also understood
to be interested in sugar tariff affairs,
John ft Hamburg. New Tork. Harry
Irwin, H. T. Alexander, Trenton. N. J.;
Frank Gorman, Buford Lynch and John
Carroll, all of Washington.
The list indicates the apparent pur
pose of the committee to question the
representatives of both the sugar and
Wool Grower to Testify.
Senator Lane, first witness today,
said he was a physician and had no
interest in anything affected by the
"That handsome man back there by
the wall was very much worried about
wool." he said, pointing to a listener.
The "handsome man" said his name
was S. W. McClure, secretary of the
National Wool Growers' association.
He probably will take the stand when
thev senators have finished.
Money Is Betas- Used.
Lane said he believed money was be
ing used lb try to convince people that
bad effects would follow the tariff
McCumber said he produced
wheat, oats, rye. flax and sometimes
potatoes, all of which were "disastrous
ly affected" by the tariff. No one harl
attempted to influence him, he said,
and he knew of no use of money or
the maintenance of a lobby to influence
Senator Newlands said he had some
farming Interests in California. Ne
vada, Maryland andjl(e .District. -
rommoia. " -
Social Lofchr" Says Kenyan.
"Social lobbying" in Washington
justifies every' word that president
Wilson ottered In regard to an "insidi
ous lobby" at the capitol, senator Kel:
yon, of Iowa, declared on the witness
It was the first unequivocal state
ment in support of the president's at
titude since the inquiry began. The
Iowa senator explained that he be
lieved the most insidious" and power
ful lobbying possible was the practice
of flattering senators by having them
out to dinners, to theaters and on auto
mobile rides, ingratiating the host with
the distinguished guests.
Dinners for SeBaters.
Pointing to the sworn testimony of
Edward Hines, a "lumber king," be
fore the Lorimer election investigation
that he entertained senators at a local
hotel at dinners at a time when the
lumber schedule in the Payne-Aldnch
bill was before the senate, senator
Kenyon declared it was his belief that
senators were being entertained in
this "insidious" way at present.
Healso denounced senators for capi
talixating their privilege of the floor
by using it to lobby. Referring to
one ex-senator prominent in many
homes iu Washington and often con on
the floor of the senate, he proposed
a resolution prohibiting ex-senators
from the floor when lobbying.
Lower Rate an Tariff.
Contrary to expectation and prece
dent, the tariff bill, when it comes
from the Democratic majority of the
senate promises to carry lower rates
than when it passed the house.
Some increases in the rates on cotton
yarns and more expensive textile fab
rics have been agreed upon, but in the
chemical, metal, agricultural and sun
dries schedules, the revision has been
for decreases, and the free list will be
All the subcommittees expect to fin
ish their work this week.
Livestock oh Free Lint.
Reversing its former action on the
dutiable list, the senate finance suo
committee in charge of the agricul
tural schedule voted to place livestock,
wheat and oats on the free list.
This action, it was authoritatively
stated, was taken to meet the views
of president Wilson, senator Simmons,
chairman of the finance committee, and
other Democratic leaders who dis
approved the decision to tax meat 10
percent compensatory to a duty on cat
tle in the Underwood bill and to
assess a compensatory duty on both
flour and oatmeal. The vote to recon
sider was taken in the sub-committee
on a motion made by senator Simmons,
ex-officio member of al the sub-com-mitee
handling the tariff schedules
In this enlargement of the free list,
president Wilson is known to have
taken a leading part as he did in the
matter of raw wool and sugar before
the ways and means committee. As
he still is standing uncompromisingly
with the wool and sugar schedules,
so. it is declared, he will stand firmZv
for free cattle, sheep, and hogs, and
free wheat and oats now that this
has been determined upon as the par:y
"Hay Reduce Tax ob A'Hto.
Automobiles costing not more than
$2000. it is learned will be taxed 30
percent advalorem instead of 46 per
cent as in the Underwood bill. This
will be in the report of senator Stone s
sub-committee which considered the
metal schedule and other members of
the finance committee have said t
would be adopted to further decrea3e
the tax on automobiles costing less
than $1,500. All automobiles costing
more than $2000 the sub-committee
graded as luxuries and on them the
45 percent will be levied.
Strike l'rebe Starts on June 1.
The senate committee investigating
the West Virginia coal strike condi
tions today determined to adhere to
its original program to begin hearings
at Charleston, W. Va Tuesday. June
10, at 2 p. m. CO Watts and Z. T.
Vinson, representing the operators,
suggested that an investigation in the
field might lead to renewed disorders.
SIPFR-YGETS Ml R M VXSIOV
London Kng, June 4 Damasre er
ctedins $.tO00 was done earlv t"di
l a suffrigrit arson squad' v hioi
-it fin u a. nmlj constructed hut un-
um 1 niin i it Wtsuouil, n-o-
Determined to Retake Bord
er Town From the Rebels.
Loss in Dead, 40. .
FOR MANY HOURS
EXICO CITY. MBS., June 4.
A force ef 1000 federal Keldlcrii,
IneinalBg a detachmeBt ef ar-
tllery, Is to leave Veracruz today for
Matamoras, according to the war de
partment. The authorities believe they
will be able to reeeeupy the town after
driving out the rebels.
Brownsville. Tex,, June 4. Mata
moras, an important border port of
entry, fell into the hands of Mexican
rebels early today after a battle that
-nntimied several hours yesterday. The
1 town's tederal defenders ran out of
ammunition and they supped quietly
1 .iWay, leaving the rebels in control.
The town had virtually neen in pos
session of the rebels since yesterday
afternoon and several times, reports
have come across the line that the for
mal surrender bad taken place. Only a
handtull of federals remained to the
Many Federals Desert.
After a 10-hour battle in which the
federal garrison of 500 men was re
duced by casualties and flight of de
serters to the United States over the
Rio Grande to less than 100, the gov
ernment troops could hold out no hope
The last stand by the garrison of
regulars and volunteers entrenched
around the main plaza was made at 3.
oclock this morning.
They had been in the trenches for 19
hours without a moment for rest or
eating and had used their last cart
ridges. The rebels did not attempt to
force the center of the city until 5
oclock today, when they left the mar
ket plaza, which they first occupied at
3 oclock Tuesday afternoon. They ad
vanced, firing as they came, fearing
that some of the federals might be still
entrenched behind the bags, of stone
and dirt, but the federals had fled.
Dr. Barragan, mayor of the city who
was reported in last night's dispatches
to have been killed, escaped to the
American side. I
One hundred feteral troops crossed
the border and surrendered to the
United States military authorities last
nicht They swam the river.
Among the buildings ignited by rebel
shells and destroyed were 12 dwelling
houses in the center of the city. In
cluding the home of mayor Barragan.
This morning Blanco's men rode to
f the ferry, raising the mbargo and
opened the bridge.
Death List S"ot Heary .
At the light and power plant, further
up the river. CoL Castro, with 250 men.
led an attack from 10:30 to 1 oclock
j this morning, dislodging the federals.
' Eight of Castro's command were killed
and about the same number' wounded.
Three dead federals were left on the
ground and about 15 captured. The
total number of dead accounted for is
about 80. The list of wounded on both
sides will not reach 40.
Maj. Ramos was shot near the mar
ket. He reached the trenches on his
horse and, waving his sword, shouted
for the Huerta government, when Lieut
Falcon shot him.
Five women in- Blanco's camp took
an active part in the fighting.
The bull ring was destroyed, as were
12 other places set on fire.
Rebels Overrun the City.
At daybreak the forces under Gee
Lucio Blanco, commander in chief of
the rebel forces in the state of Tamau'
ipas, were in possession of all the out
lying districts of the city. CoL Marcia
Garcia Rivas has taken command of
the remnant of the federal troops, suc
ceeding Maj Estaban Ramos, who was
While a handful of men still offered
dogged resistance all night to the rebel
troops Matamoras practically was in
the hands of the revolutionists. Col.
Escharezatera 'with 100 volunteers and
remnants of the federal garrison, was
making the last stand from the roofs
of the cathedral and theater Hldala
on the plaza.
Flames llura Part ef Toiyn.
Last night flames in several sections
of the battle-scarred city lighted the
sky for miles around and for a time it
was feared that the town was doomed.
At 10 oclock however, the fires had
The toll of death on both sides has
been heavv. Maj. Estaban Ramos, fed
eral commander, was wounded early in
the engagement yesterday. He was
brought to a Brownsv.lle hospital. His
condition is reported critical. Private
Davis of the United States cavalry,
was wounded by a stray shot while
patroling the border on the American
side of the Rio Grande and rumors are
' persistent that Miguel Barragan.
mayor of Matamoras. was shot and
It was estimated that Blanco's army
numbered about 1800 men while the
federal garrison was composed of less
than a third of that number.
Several thousand spectators viewed
the battle from the United States sid
of the Rio Grande but were kept at
what was regarded as a safe distance
from the boundary by the 14th cavalrv
troopers who patroled the border for a
distance of six miles-
An automobile bearing a- party of
sightseers was struck by a bullet but
none of the occupants were hurt.
Big Advantage to RebelH.
Washington. D. C , June 4 Army
officers and diplomats foresee in a rebel
capture of Matamoras a tremendous
advantage for the Carranza rebels.
Agents of Carranza in this country nave
been accumulating thousands of dol
lars' worth of munitions of war. await
ing the capture of a port ot entry. The
neutrality laws have practieallv cat off
all supplies from the rebels. With Mat
amoras in their possession, the rebels
would have a gateway.
At the state department today there
were no evidences that the prospects of
recognition of the Huerta government
1. What word can you form from
the letters in the words. "Mose at
z. Behead an evidence of pleasure
and leave a long distance.
3. What fish does a bride wear on
4. Why is the next Issue of a
newspaper like a note falling due
5 Why is a spotted dog most re
liable? Answers will te found under
the r appropriate numbers scattered
through tne Classified Advertising
UTTERFAILURE" SAY8 BHAND
Burns 40 Trestles on Mexico
North "Western Below
NORTH WESTERN railroad of
ficials who came up from Pear
son Tuesday evening, report
that a number of bridges could be seen
burning on the Mexican Central rail
road south of Tierra Blanco, and that
as far as they could see, tiie fires were
lighting the sky. No train was sent
out on the Central Wednesday morn
fhg. but a handcar was run down the
road to investigate the extent of the
Are Aer to Juarez
It is thought that the bridge burners
are a part of the gang of mutineers
from Maximo Castillo's command, who
have seen operating along the Mexico
North Western railroad. Tierra Blanca
is but 19 miles south of Juarez and this
is the nearest the rebels have ap
proached to the border, near Juarez.
Korty Huraed Horth Western.
Forty railway trestles on the Mexico
North Western railway were destroyed
by Maximo Castillo's federal mutineers
before they left for the Mexican Cen
tral railway The officials of the North
"W.ua. ho AfiiH tn ?ivp X10.000 tO
Castillo and his 150 men. demanded to I
warrant the sarety or tne railway.
As far as is known Castillo is affili
ated with neither federals nor insur
gents. The district of his operations
contains no federal troops other than
the exrebels under Gen. Inez Salazar
from whose men Castillo recruited his
force. Salazar has made no movement
Jfo Tnlaa ea Either Kad
-trains are running" 1M1 ru rez
either ovtx the National or the North
Western line. The Mexican National
train was tp have left for Chihuahua
city Wednesday mornis, but the mili
tary authorities refused to permit it
to go. The telegraph line had been
cut below Samalavuca, 125 kilometers
south of Juarez and it was feared that
the train might be damaged and per
sons riding on it injured.
Hattle Reported at Villa AhHnaada.
It is also reported in Juarez that a
battle occurred near Villa Ahumada on
the Mexican Central line Tuesday and
that several were killed. However, no
official reports have been received in
Juarez of any such occurrence and En
rique Portillo the commander of the
Villa Ahumada federal garrison, which
consists of between 200 and 300 men,
has been in Juarez since Monday.
No troops are to be sent south from
Juarez, CoL Juan N. Vasquez says.
CONGRESS TO MEET
Decree Iiwued Setting Elections fwr
Oeteber 6 Chinese to He Paid
Indemnity by Mexico.
Mexico City. Mex.. June 4. President
Huerta issued a decree today in con
formitv with recent aation of congress
fixing October 2C as the date of (he
A special session of congress will be
called immediately to authorize the ex
ecutive to pay indemnity on account of
killing Chinese in Torreon in 1911: to
authorize the flotation of interior bonds
to the amount of 20.000.000 pesos for j
the payment oi inaemmiies. miwu
subventions and similar public debts
and to define more clearly certain
items for which the foreign loan of
$1 00.000.000 just negotiated will b
Government troops are slightly more
TOBACCO EXCISE TAX
THINKS DISSOLUTION A SUBTERFUGE
URGED BY M'REYNOLDS
WASHINGTON, D. O, June 4.
Attorney general McKey
nolds today declared that he
had always regarded the final decree
intended to dissolve the tobacco trust
as an "obvious subterfuge and a miscar
riage of justice,'' and if there were any
proper and just way bv which be coulo.
cure the evils be would do it. As aw
immediate step he is considering pro
posing to congress a graduated ecis
tax. on tobacco manufactures.
He proposes to tax the output of to
bacco factories on a sliding scale in such
way that big manufacturers will pay
more and more as their output increases.
Mr. McReynolds never has agreed with
the dissolution of the socalled monopoly,
and is said to feel that many of the
evils charged against it still are con
tinuing under other forms.
The attorney genera! is still consider
ing the advisability of beginning an in
vestigation to determine whether tb
decree dissolving the tobacco trust is
Mr. McReynolds today resumed con
sideration of the Standard Oil situation.
It will now devolve upon the attorney
general to decide whether there is prima,
facie evidence of violations of the de
cree of dissolution to justify the govern
ment in attacking the oil interests
contempt of court or criminal proceed
ings. Plan of Action Not Decided.
The attorney general said that while
he had not finally decided upon an in
vestigation of the tobacco situation, with
a view of po-silile further anti-trust
prosecution he Iikovi-e had not reached
a ionilu-ion a to vvhetliir tin ilecn c
i t ill- n! t ii w I i h Ik r;uil a in
ii it t i Hi I. u ; lul 1 In att i
THE DISPD8AL PLANT
active in the state of Morelos, and, ac
cording to late advices, has won-a vic
tory in central Michoacan. Some head
way also has been made by the fed
erals near Monclova, but on the whole
the rebels are adhering to their old
tactics of avoiding a fight and are oc
cupying additional territories. Isolating
smaller towns and interrupting rail
way traffic It is hoped, however; by
the railway management to resume
traffic between Tampico and San Luis
The war department fears that the
city of Zacatecas, capital of the state
of Zacatecas has been captured. All
communication with that place has
been cut off.
A big force of rebels is known to
be at Encarnacion. which is defended
by 400 federals. The government is
endeavoring to send reinforcements.
Gen. Oieda Imtaes Decree feretag Ev
erybody In Gnaymas 1e Become
SeMlers la Hbt Army.
Douglas, Ariz., June 4. Gen. Pedro
Ojeda, federal military governor of So
nora, issued an edict today that all male
citizens between the ages of IS and 70
will be compelled to serve in the fed
eral army when called, and that no
people will be permitted to leave Guay
mas unless on a passport signed by
Former governor Felipe Rivera, who
was kidnaped from the governor's of
fice in Culiacan. Sinaloa, and taken to
Mexico City on the gunboat Guerrero,
where he was held a pn3oner with fear
of death, arrived in Hermosillo today
with the two guards who escaped from
Mexico City with him, and is asking
governor Pesqueira for favors in the
direction of again assuming the duties
of governor in Sinaloa, which have been
in charge of a military governor since
JiBDIXt OOES TO GET HIS
ATTACKIXG FORCE TOGETHER.
Juan N. Medina, -r.-no was nere ar
ranging for a matinee capture of Juarez
for the rebel army and the motion pic
tuies, has returned to Agua Prieta,
where he will recruit the force which
he says will be in at the capture of
WILL RKTCRX TO WORK.
Stan wnen. ne was i uihimiuto
arrived from Mexico City by way of
Havana. Betencourt says he is
through with revolutions and will go
LOS ANGELES ELECTS
H. P. ROSE FOR MAYOR
Xeftera OrgnnixatlonH. la Power For
Several Yearn, re Overthrown In
Defeat of John W. Shenk.
Los. Angeles, Calif, June 4 Official
returns from all but eight precincts to
day confirmed the election of police
judge H. P Rose. Independent, as
mayor of the cltv over city attornev
John W. Shenk, Municipal Conference
ranrilrialr bv a maiorlty of over 7000.
in yesterday's election, marking the j
overthrow or tne reiorm orswiiwuuiia
which have been in power for several
It Is estimated that more than 10.000
Socialists did not vote their candidate.
Job Harriman. having been defeated in
Four municipal elections and numer
ous special elections have kept the
voters busv during the last five years.
The result, it was declared, was apathy
as to esterday's results.
One Socialist. Fred a Wheeler, won
in the election
Paris. France. June 4. Fifty dele
gates of the great European nowers
and of the Balkan states met at the
French foreign office today to settle
the financial questions arising out of
the recent war Thev will also consider
the question of a war indemnity, and
determine what portion of the Ottoman
debt must be taken over by the Balkan
Their deliberations will probably last
a considerable time.
Stephen Pichon. the French foreign
minister, presided at today's meeting.
Mar Ngee. a Chinaman, has been dis
charged from custody, by order of
United States judge T. S. Maxey.
nev general indicated that he was firmly
convinced that the decree was incom
mensurate with the demands of the oc
casion. He declared today that there
could be no real dissolution of a trust
by distribution of its stock among the
Regarding the Standard Oil situation,
the attorney general said he was giving
consideration -to the results of the gov
ernmenfs completed investigations of
the workings of the dissolution decrea,
but had apt yet decided whether action
would be taken.
How Many Inches in a Yard?
How Many Ounces in a Pound?
You Owe it to Yourself to Find
Out if You Are Beinz Robbed!
EL PASO, TEXAS,
Jaae 4, 1913 lfi Page
TWO SECTIONS TOOAT.
"Opinions of Experts Dis
carded and Unprotected
SAYS TAX PAYERS
TO BE HEAVY LOSERS
Report Urges New Plant,
Designed by Thoroughly
BECAUSE the eity government dis
carded the plana of expert engi
neers in. favor of another con
cern, the Public Works Engineering cor
poration, of Portland, Ore., the city gov -ernment
is to blame for the absoiut
failure of the disposal plant, and the
taxpavers are out about $90,000.
So reads the report oi the grand jury
submitted Wednesday noon to judge
Dan M. Jackson, of the 34th district
court. The report was signed by Brad
ford Hardie, ioreman of" the grand jury.
The plans of the experts called for the
erection of a plant to cost approximately
$125,000, while the Public Works com
pany, the report says, agreed to con
struct the plant equal to the one out
lined by the experts at a cost not t
exceed $100,000. Had the city adopted
the plans of the experts, the grand jurv
savs, at a cost of $25,000 in excess of
the present plant, it would have meant
a saving to the city in operating ex
penses sufficient in a few years to moru
than offset the extra cost of lnstalation,
in addition to which the ctiy would hai e
had s disposal plant that would have
worked satisfactorily and would hae
been an asset for some considerable :a
The Grand Tory Seport.
The report is made to judge Dan M
Jackson. 34th judicial district, and sav-
"The day after the empaneling of th s
grand jury, May 6. owing to complairts
coming to" us. we began an mvestigatu n
relative to tne city's garbage and sew
age disposal plant. We examined a
great number of witnesses, both as o
the cost of the plant and as to whether
or not it was doing the work satisfac
torily and economically, for which re
was constructed. We first discovered
that no steps had been taken on th
part of the city administration -to rem.
edy the matters in connection with this
disposal plant up to this time. We also
had a committee visit the plant with a
view of inspecting it, and. after goTng
carefullv over all the information gath
ered by" this personal inspection and the
examination of witnesses, we find the
facts to be as follows:
What It Has Cost
"As regards the construction, thU
plant, e find, cost the city in the
neighborhood of 1100.000, exclusive of
the ground, and of this amount some
thing over $90,000 has been paid. The
original plans and specifications for this
work were drawn by expert engineers in
their dine ot work men who have a
national reputation but their plans
were discarded in favor of those of an
other concern, the Public Works Engi
neering corporation, of Portland. Ore ,
the last named concern claiming that it
rnnld mit in a plant at a much less cost
.than could be done under the plans and
specifications originally submitted by
the first named experts; in other words,
for not to exceed $100,000. and agree-I
to give a bond to the city m the amount
of $20,000. guaranteeing that the plant
thev would construct should, in all re
spects, be eoual to the one outlined
b the engineering experts. The only
reason we have found for discarding the
plans of the expert engineers, was that
their plant would cost something 'ike
$125,000. which was more than the bond
issue for this purpose.
-We find that the ork was done un
der plans and specifications of the Pub
lic Works Engineering companv (thi
comnany was to get as fee 10 percent
of the cost of the plant and that the
contractors have been paid for the same.
with the exception of 10 percent held
back awaiting the acceptance of te
r-lant. and 5 percent held back on the
Public Works Engineering companv i fee
"Plant an Absolute Failure."
"From our personal inspection, and
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You may think that there are thirty-six inches in
a yard and sixteen amices in a pound, bat fre
quently when you are buying cloth there are
only thirty-four niches in the yard, and when you
are baying meat, only fifteen ounces in a
The new federal weights and measures law
will go into effect in 1914. A committee of
government officers is now drawing up the regu
lations. The whole story of the crusade against
fraudulent weights and short measures is being
told in a series of articles by Frederic J. Haslrin.
The first appeared yesterday.