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EL PASO, TEXAS,
August 2, 1913 26 Pages
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State Troops May. Be With
drawn From Strike Zone
Within a Week.
. ARE GIVEN WORK
CALUMET, MICH., Aug. 2. There
was Increased activity In copper
mining operations today as a se
quel to an intimation conveyed to the
operators from state sources that an
other -week might end the participa
tion of troops hi the strike situation.
All men applying for work were given
tasks of some sort In order to hold
their Interest until actual mining is
Organizer Is Arrested.
Four arrests were made In the early
hours for alleged intimidation. One of
the latest prisoners ws Victor Bran
der. said to be an organizer of the
"Western Federation of Miners, who
said he came from Duluth. There was
the usual of "shadow shooting" by
sentries during the night, the guards
men being curious to test the "kick"
of the short range ammunition with
which they had been supplied.
Armed guards have been withdrawn
from the Portage lake bridge connect
ing Houghton and Hancock, the fear of
the authorities that there was a dyna
mite plot on foot in connection with
th strike having subsided somewhat.
Joseph Mlhelich. from whom a
capped stick of dynamite was taken,
was held under $3000 bonds.
Claim Guards Club Civilians
Methods of the troops in keeping
the streets clear brought vigorous pro
tests from union headquarters. In
several instances it was declared cit
izens were struck while passing along
the sidewalks or ordered into their
bouses while sitting on doorsteps.
Isaac Rauhala, a jeweler, was
clubbed by a patrol which drove it's
horse on the sidewalk on Pine street.
He exhibited a bruised shoulder as ev
idence of his experience. i
General Abbey has promised town
officials that the patrol will be held
in check. The commander says the
men must not drive their horses across
the curbing nor use their sticks ex
cept in emergency.
Half a dozen men arrested In con
nection with rioting at the South
Range locations were arralnged in a
Houghton justice court. One was dis
charged, three were put under small
bonds to keep the peace and the cases
against the others continued.
Troops Salute Flag In Parade.
Strikers of Keweenaw county
marched Into Calumet being welcomed
bv a. larce delesration of Houghton
oouafcy jbmi - The -joint-parade marched j
behind American nags -wnicn arew
salutes from sentries and other troops
as the union men passed.
West Side Business Men Say They Are
Hot Opening the Question Subject
Is Being Talked. However.
During the last few ,days the matter
of a postoffiee site has been again un
der discussion. When the site at the
corner of Mills and Stanton streets was
proposed by east side interests and
ireed upon by. the government the
west siders fell in line and made no
"The west siders do not intend to
make any objection or offer any other
site if the Mills and Stanton street site
is turned over to the government as
agreed." said a business man familiar
with the situation.
"The people who favored and who still
favor a site on San Francisco street and
who stood readv to deliver a site, at the
time, only withdrew from thj fight when
the east side interests agreed with the
government that they would deliver the
site on the corner of Mills and Stanton.
If there is anv further discussion of
new sites it will bo- because of failure
"f east side property owners to deliver
the site as promised.
A passenger Train will be sent
south Sunday under military escort
on the Mexican Central and the reg
ular train schedule will then be re
sumed. A number of the Mexico North
"Western passenger coaches, including
the private car "Yaqui" have been
commandeered and are being used as
troop cars on the Central. A train
of these cars, with box cars for the
commissary and bridge timbers, was
made up in the Juarez station yards
Saturday, ready to go out at any time.
Soldiers' remained in the cars all day.
IOWA MOB ATTEMPTS TO STORM
JAIL TO LYNCH A NEGRO
TXew Hampton, la., Aug. 2. Threat
ened "with lynching at the hands of an
angry mob, David Drer, a negro, was
put in jail here, accused of attacking
the 16 year old daughter of Mrs. Emma
Ganske. The alleged assault took place
at the girl's home southeast of the city.
A big crowd collected quickly and at
tempted to storm the jail. Sheriff ltu&
sell succeeded In dispersing them, but
more trouble is feared, as the mob is
in an ugly mood.
SOLDIER IS REINSTATED
AFTER TRAMPLING U. S. FLAG
Saskatoon, Sask, Can., Aug. 2. A
member of the Saskatoon militia, who
was courtmartialed and discharged from
his regiment for trampling an American
flag under his feet in a parade last
fourth of July, has been reinstated.
The other members of the regiment
threatened to resign if the dfearissal of
their comrade was aitowed to stand.
CA THOLIC CHURCH A T
MORENCI IS WRECKED
CLIFTON, Ariz., Aug. 2. The Cathol ic church at Morenci, near here was al
most totally wrecked early today by an explosion of dynamite. This was
the second attempt at destroying it, the first having been unsuccessful.
The bomb was placed under the main building of the church. Father Call,
who was asleep in an apartment near the sacristy, was thrown from his bed but
Officers are proceeding on the theory that the work was that of a young
Mexican who recently had sworn to destr oy all institutions maintained by contri
butions from the working class.
Appropriations of Legisla
ture Cannot Be Met With
out Raising Rate.
ESTIMATE TO HOUSE
AUSTIN, Texas, August J. In a
statement today, the general ap
propriation committee of the
house estimates that in order that to
be able to meet the appropriations to
be made by the present session of the
legislature, it will be necessary to fix
the ad valorem tax rate at about 24
cents for each year.
Is Increase of 14 Cents.
This rate Is an increase of 14 cents
from the present rate, which is 10
cents. This does not include a five
cent tax for Confederate pensions.
The committee also figures that for
the second fiscal year It may be pos
sible to reduce the advalorem tax rate
to 28 or 22 1-2 cents. The statement
is based on appropriations, aggregat
ing $21,709,876 for the next two fiscal
years or J6.447.410 for the first and
f6,62,465 for the second year.
The four appropriation bills in the
house, have all been passed to third
reading -with the exception of the de
partmental bill which lias passed fin
ally. Appropriation BUI Passes.
The house today passed to engross
ment the fourth and last of the appro
priate nbills. Today's bill was the one
making appropriations for the elemosy
nary instructions of the state, and car
ries an appropriation of $2,297,765 for
the first, and IL927.557 for the innd
fiscal years. The house then adjourned
until Monday afternoon at 2 oclock, at
which time the bill making miscellane
ous appropriations will be taken up.
Senate Not in Session.
The senate was not in session today,
having adjourned until Monday, when
it is expected to take up penitentiary
Kennedy Kill Roes to Engrossment.
The house last night passed to en
grossment the Kennedy bill, providing
for the election of United States sena
tors by a direct vote or the people.
Under this bill campaign expenses of
lauiuiumes are nmitea to JbOOO and a
candidate must receive a majority of all
Another Prison Probe.
That there Is to be another investi
gation of the penal affairs of the state
on the part of the house Is now prac
tically certain. This Investigation will
be for the purpose of ascertaining the
truth of certain allegations claimed to
have been made by a former employe
of the penitentiary system named Jeff
Steele, wh .Usee in Grayson -county.
This proposed investigation was m.
cipitated in the house when on a ques
tion of personal privilege, representa
tive Reeves, of Grayson county, re
peated what he said had been told him
by Steele. The Grayson countv renre-
sentative told the house how he met !
Mr. Steele and how the latter told him I
of certain transaftinna nr tio noniton- !
tiary system in the shipment of cattle
and also in the ginning of cotton,
which if true, should challenge an in
vestigation. This is what prompted I
. nwves to prepare a resolution a
few days ago providing that Mr. Steele
auuuju appear ueiore tne bar of the j
house and make the allegations he had
maae to teeves. Tne resolution was
not presented and in the meantime, Mr.
Reeves read a copy of a letter he had
written to Mr. Steele requesting him
to come to Austin and tell the legisla
ture what he knew. Mr. Steele has not
as yet arrived.
To Force Witness to Talk.
"When these allegations were made
as to certain alleged irregularities re
resentative Hill, of Walker county,
promptly announced that he would In
troduce a resolution in the house pro
viding for the appointment of a com
mittee of five members to investigate
these allegations. "If there Is any graft
going on." said Mr. "Walker, "this legis
lature should know it." Mr. Hill said
his resolution would give the commit
tee full authority tfe summon witnes
ses, administer oaths and otherwise be
vested with full ministerial authority.
The resolution will require Mr. Steele
to appear before it and tell what he
knows. Unless Mr. Steele promptly re
plies and agrees to come to Austin Mr.
Hill said his resolution will be intro
duced. Chairman Ben E. Cabell, of the peni
tentiary commission, said he heartily
favored any such investigation and
that there should be no trouble in as
certaining the whereabouts of Mr.
Steele, who. he said, was at one time
assistant manager of one of the farms.
BANDIT LEADER IS
EXECUTED BY VILLA
Verification of the execution of Fran
cisco Moreno, alias "El Mocho" Mar
tinez, have been received by the rebel
junta here from "Villa's rebel camp at
La Ascencion. The bandit leader, who
was responsible for the killing of Ben
Griffin, the American at Madera, was
executed at La Asceneion on July 30.
by order of Pancho Villa, after he had
been captured by Talamantes's band of
Irregular rebels. He was given the
mercy shot by one of the officers. "El
Mocho" has been terrorizing the Ameri
can settlements of western Chihuahua,
and is said to be the man who slashed
an American named Parks, who is a
butcher at Madera. Juan N. Medina,
former mayor of Juarez, officiated at
WILSON IS URGED TO
EXPEL FELIX DIAZ
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 2. While
Gen. Felix Diaz, Mexican envoy to
Japar. was attending an informal re
ception given in his honor last night,
by consul Pena y Cuevas. 500 other
resWents of the Mexican colony here.
It was learned today, met and wired a
request tc president "Wilson to expel
Diaz from the United States.
General Diaz expected to leave to
night for San Francisco. "Whether he
will continue his journey to Japan is
Secretary of State Is Asked
to Eliminate Nicaraguan
j CHANGES ARE MAL)E
IN CURRENCY BILL
ASHINGTON, D. a, Aug. 2.
The proposed protectorate for
Nicarauga embraced in a
treaty, suggested by secretary Bryan,
probably will be abandoned because of
adverse action by the senate foreign
relations committee. Chairman Bacon
was today instructed to ask secretary
Bryan to transmit a new Nicaragua
treaty limited strictly to the proposed
$3,000,000 purchase of the canal route
and naval base concessions.
"Withdraw Policy Temporarily.
Intimations had been received by
Democrats on the commltte that the
president and secretary Bryan would
be willing to lay the protectorate pol
icy aside temporarily and it Is be
lieved tnat a complete new arait oi
iUC uL-dij "'" "e IKU-U ". " . . Ernesto Fernandez y Arteaga. repre-
?ys,TTWlth.ouJv he PrP33 tions Siving sentatlve here of the "Constitution-
the United States control over is lea- alIsr t in Mexlco arrested here
raguas future. The senate commltee last nl ht the charge ot blackmail,
did not definitely settle the question stm w detained today,
of future protectorates in Central , ,
America however. It is understood the used Offlclnl Telegram,
administration is willing to withdraw A telegram purporting to have come
the suggestion for the present, in or- from attorney general McReynolds,
der to secure an early ratification of variously declared a "fake" and gen-
the Nicaraguan compact. uine. in which it was requested that
Strong opposition was led In the Brito be arrested, was the medium
committee by senators Borah, Clark of which detectives say Matthews, Mott
Arkansas, "Williams and others who and Fernandez got Brito to pay Mat
were opposed to any action by the thewsi J500 on the pretense that they
United States toward the exercise of would protect him from arrest. The
sovereign authority In the Central arresting officers say they saw the
American countries. money, marked, pass from Brito to
Senators Defend Policy. Matthews.
t Other senators of the committee de- The trio were -taken to the- office
fended the policy with equal vigor. A of federal district attorney- Gulon
vote was proposed to settle the ques- this morning, where a long secret
tion, but some senators, of the com- conference took place. It was not an-
mlttee, refused to register a final de- nounced whether the government
cision at the present time and the pro- would take hold of the case or whether
posal for a vote was withdrawn. the accused men would be given- a
Opponents of the proposed protec- hearing before a state court. The men
torate had made It clear that it would have not been allowed to give bonds,
be Impossible to secure ratification of Fernandez -was minister from Mexico
the Nicaraguan treaty in the present to Honduras under the Madero admin
congress if the so-called Piatt amend- istration.
ment were included in it. This senti-
ment Is understood to have induced
secretary Bryan to Consent to its with-
of the tariff was deferred in the sen-
ate today because of the absence of
senators Oliver and Penrose, who are
ini.rtoj rti.,.1..!,, mm.i
rates. Senator Oliver will have a so- """ """ "taVilir'iii HHHT l t"MB-aflJM-jaa-stitufe
for the entire schedule which sion. said Mr. UefflBBmllMPlul. destruction of property
will be backed by the regular Repub- egram from attorney General ic
llcans. The Progressive Republican? Reynolds for the arrest of "a certain
have agreed to support another sub- person." whose identity the department
stitute by senator Cummins. of justice declined to divulge.
Manufacturer Ijrnore Queries. i J. L. Mott under arrest, is employed
Most of the manufacturers of the .
country have ignored the lists of ones'
tions sent them by the senate finance
committee in regard to their industries
and the probable effect upon them of
tne uemocrauc tariti revision. Sena
tor LaFollette told the senate that only
66 replies had been received to the 2500
sets of questions mailed by the commit- j erta government for Brito's arrest. The
tee to manufacturers who had protest- j department of justice, on a direct rep
ed against proposed rates of duty and j resentation. however, ordered the ar
suggested that the manufacturers must J rest, and the Huerta government. If It
be confident of not being hurt by the expects to extradite Brito. now will
new tariff or else were not altogether , hae 40 davs in which to Dresent its for-
An amendment bv senators Dillliirr-
ham and Page, of Vermont, and Gal
linger, of New Hampshire, to Increase
the proposed duties on granite, was de
feated. 19 to 44.
- Mulhall iterates Statement.
Before Martin M. Mulhall. "exlobby
ist" for the National Association of
Manufacturers, was released by the
senate committee he testified that
American Federation of Labor officials
never offered him anything for his
letters. The house committee will lake
up the investigation of Mulhall'3
charges either Tuesday or "Wednesday.
Chairman Garrett and his associates
propose a searching examination of the
Currency Ready for Caucus.
After more than five weeks of con
stant and stormy discussion the Demo
crats of the house banking and cur
rency committee have practically con
cluded consideration of the admlnis
tion bill. On Monday the committee
members will take a formal vote on !
recommencing the measure to the
Democratic caucus. ,
The complete government control of
the federal reserve board, which will
direct the new banking and currency
system, deemed necessary by the presi
dent, and other important factors of
the bill was retained. At the 11th hour,
the Democratic members of the com
mitee Incorporated an amendment pro
viding for an advisory board of bank
ers to "advise" the federal reserve
Change Reserve Section.
In the reserve section the committee
reduced the period during which the
banks must hold 25 percent reserve
against deposits from 26 months to 60
days. As finally passed, the reserve
section requires, after a period of
gradual changes, the country banks
must keep their 15 percent reserves In
either their own vaults or In the fed
eral reserve bank of the district In
which they are located.
By a vote of seven to five the con
ference struck from the bill a provision
previously ordered inserted forbidding
Interlocking directorates between
It was stricken out on representa
tions from the president, who believed
It should be considered apart from the
Insurgents Voted Down.
The socalled insurgent amendments
to the bill, providing currency on ware
house receipts, cotton, wheat and corn,
were voted down (by a viva voce vote
with little discussion.
Representative Ragsdale and repre
sentative Henry, of Texas, will carry
the fight for these amendments to the
floor of the Democratic caucus how
ever. "Would Increase Power of Congress.
A constitutional amendment pro
posed in the house today by represen
tative Hull, of Tennessee, would pro
vide that congress shall have the
power to abolish any inferior court of
the United States and remove a judge
of any Inferior court of the United
States from office by resolution, if
concurred in by two thirds of both
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex., Aug. 2.
Jose Maria Maytorena has resumed
office as civil governor of Sonora.
Ignaclo Pesquelra as military governor
however, maintains real power.
Pesquelra announced today ithat 2000
volunteers were coming from Chihua
hua to assist in the siege of Guaymas.
These troops, he said, would be mob
ilized at Agua Prieta across the line
from Douglas. Arizona.
Is Detained at New Orleans
Following Arrest of Se
cret Service Men.
U. S. OFFICIALS
EW ORLEANS, La., Aug. 2.
Emmanuel Castillo Brito, for
mer governor of the Mexican
state of Campeche, was arrested, here
by federal authorities today and held
without ball on a charge of murder
and robbery, preferred by the existing
Brito admitted that he killed two
representatives f Huerta, who, he said,
were trying to arrest him illegally dur
ing the recent revolution. Brito was
arraigned before United States com
missioner Brown. He pleaded not guilty
and was sent to the parish prison with
out bail, to be held 40 days awaiting
Raymond Matthews, special agent
of the United States
justice; J. L. Mott, his assistant, and
Officials Are Silent.
-n,i.,-.,t r c i. Tmmp-
dIb ngt ofc Aug. Imm
arrest of department of justice offi-
kmaiT BrBleI..rcnlef X
11acl"naiI' A:. f,lYi , tJ?,; di
Thebureau of nf"n. y dis-
g"? special agent to investigate
Snecial acent Matthews, one of the
to watch shipments of arms and am-
munition designed for Mexico. The
department will take no action until
tne special ajcui sent 10 ew -.-leans
to investigate has -made a re
port. State department officials today de
nied having any request irom the ni
mai mse Nothlne of the merits of the
j charge on which Brito .1. held Is known ,
CHICKEN FEED IN
SEED STORE BURNS I
, , , , .,j
10 oclock Friday
m box 16. called the ,
nignt. an alarm irons aox id. caueu uw
fire department to the seed store of
"W. D. Wise & Co.. on Stanton street, j
across the alley from the old Springer 1
furniture store. A sack of chicken
feed in the rear of the store was on
fire and It had filled the place with
smoke, but had not commenced to
blaze. The department soon had It
out, with very little damage. The
Sunset and Central departments re
sponded. The alarm sounded from the
corner of Mesa and San Antonio the
Popular store and some of the ap
paratus first went there hunting for
the fire and were delayed in reach
ing the Wise place.
Fireman Has Bcrntil Hand.
Charley Stewart, a member of the
Central fire department, who was the
only victim of the Great Western Oil
company fire Wednesday afternoon. Is
nursing a badly burnea left hand. The
fireman, mounted on a ladder, was
playing the hose through a window of
the" main floor of the building on a
large tank of gasoline to keep it from
exploding. A smaller can nearby ex
ploded, hurling him -to the ground. The
only injury Stewart sustained was the
burned hand. He will be laid off for
NEW YORKER SHOOTS
GIRL; ENDS OWN LIFE
Xew York, Aup. 2. A well drc3d.
middle aged man anil a handsome voupr
woman quarreled today on Fifth avpneo
until the man drew a revolver, dlwt ir.e
woman three times, and then blow oit
his brains. There is little hope that the
woman can survive.
By means of letters, the man was
identified as Abraham Fink, of 36 Xorth
Division street. Buffalo.
At the hospital the woman said that
she was Behecca Silverm-in, 21 years
old, and that she lived with .ir brother
in this city. Fink, she said, was a
widower, about 48 years old, who trav
eled -as a jewelrv salesman.
z, i '
V. S. "WILL NOT DEPORT WOMAN
OX AFFIDAVIT OF PRINCE
Los Angeles. CaK, Aug. 2. The fed
eral immigration authorities here to
day refused to institute deportation
proceedings against Mrs. Clara Melch
er, who says she has claims against
prince Stanislaus Sulkowskl.
An affidavit upon which a request
for her banishment was based, said
to have been executed by Sulkowskl
before he and his wealthy bride left
this week on their honeymoon trip,'
was not given consideration by the Im
It was said by attorneys engaged by
the Austrian nobleman that he sought
to procure the deportation of Mrs.
Melcher on the ground that she was an
fTWO OF AMERICANS
IX CHIHUAHUA FREE
American consul T. D. Edwards re
ceived a message from Chihuahua
Saturday saying that McDonald and
Harrcll had been rcTcsrd and that
Biesol was expected to be given his
libertv on bond Saturdaj. His bona
was lixed at $10,000.
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na r . e fiflsara
Policy of Non-interference'
Will Continue in
Mexico, Says Secretary.
! WANTS CASH TO GET
ASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 2.
Secretary Bryan today vigor
ously disclaimed that his re-
I quest to congress to appropriate ?100,-
000 for bringing destitute Americans
out of Mexico had any connection with
any policy the administration may
evolve In dealing with the Moxican sit
uation. "Statements attempting to put a
scare head construction on the request
for an appropriation are entirely with
out exouse and cannot be explained on
any theory consistent with an interest
In the public welifare," said he. 'In
furnishing aid to any Indlgnent person
desiring to leave Mexico, the govern
ment is simply doing what It does at
any time when American lives are in
danger by insurrection and there is
no reason why anybody should attempt
to misconstrue it."
Secretary Bryan's request was gen
erally Interpreted as one step in the
administration's plan for dealing with
the Mexican problem.
Far from being regarded as a pre
liminary to intervention which presi
dent Wilson has told friends on var
ious occasions is out. of the question
the request for funds is really thought
to be the forerunner of a policy of non
interference. From the first, the president has Iz
lieved that in a crisis in turbulent re
publics, the single solicitude v- the
American government should Be the
protection of lives and property. Saould
the administration here adopt a policy
of non-interference. It mlgUt well re-
frajta, froa juiHaa, jgttTi .iwajwC, Vfr TW
on toe grwina
that the claims of damages would, un
der international law. eventually cover
To Protect Lives.
. The chief consideration na always
been, andi will be, caring for the Hv 2s
of Americans and foreigners. In any
crisis. Americans of means, on warning,
would easily be able to flee the coun
try, but uangers always have been to
those who through lack of funds could
npt make the journey promptly.
To meet such an emergency the pres
ent request for an anroprlatlon Is di
rected. The administration, whole
hopeful that peace negotiations may
bring the two factions to a suspension
of hostilities, realizes that with the
Huerta. recoenition or any other po
Tnathe desirTto obtainnds
litical change. Americans may become
with which to care for those, -who may
be anxious to leave Mexico is a pre-
J cautionary measure.
Secretary Bryan's request -will come
up at the first meeting or tne nouse
approprJation committee next week.
"We at least owe It to-the stranded
Ameriacns in Mexico to provide means
for their return in these turbulent
"." - V,?t"a'lr.
foreign affairs appropriation commit
Secretary Bryan may leave the city
tonight to resume 'bis lecture engage
ments, but on account of the uncer
tainty of his movements, declined to
make public his Itinerary.
Senate to Hear liny.
The senate foreign relations commit
tee next Wednesday -will meet to hear
the views of various Mexicans who
have been making headquarters in
Washington since the constitutional
Tile meeting was arranged prelim
inary to giving a hearing to Eduarda
Hay, former speaker of the Mexican
house of deputies, and a prominent
President Taking Ills Time.
President Wilson and his advisers
are opposed to any attempt to "force
the American government in any hasty
declaration of policy," consequently
he is taking rlenty of time.
The president has told Inquirers
within the last 21 hours that in no
case has there been any suggestion
or intimation from a foreign power
B. Thompson, R. E. Bassett, Earl Pat
of action desired by the United States
in Mexico, but merely a recital of con
ditions. Making Gont of Ambassador.
In view of any possible aggravation
of the situation, which. In the view or
the officials is slowly adjusting it
self. It became known that the ad
ministration did not look favorably on
the proposal to have ambassador
Henry Lane Wilson appear before the
house committee on foreign affairs,
hence the cancellation of the call for
him to come to Washington. The
feeling Is growing among administra
tion officers that he is a factor in
promoting "objectionable discussion"
in Mexico, because he is known to hold
views at variance with those of the
president and secretary Bryan.
AT AGUA PRIETA
Douglas. Ariz., Aug. 2. Troops are
commencing to arrive in Agua Prieta,
as a forerunner of the gathering of
a force of 1000 selected men; which,
under the command of Col. Juan Dozal,
Villa's chief of staff will march it is
said, shortly for Chihuahua. A large
portion of tne force will be composed
of Indians of the fierce hill tribes.
These, are now being recruited by
members of their tribes who have been
sent on the missicn by the state gov
ernment. The garrison at Agua Prieta has
been changed by acting governor T. L.
Fesquiera. also that of Cananea. A
force of 200 veterans of the fighting in
the south was left at the latter place
and 100 of the same seasoned fighters
came to the little town across the bor
der. The men who have been enjoying
the' ease of garrison life have been dis
patched to the front. A considerable
number of the men from the army in
front of Guaymas have been permitted
leaves of absences averaging six weeks
during which they will cultivate their
farms, assuring a food supply for the
state this fall.
Federal Garrison Gets 1800
Reinforcements from Chi
SEVEN TRAINS AND
MANY REFUGEES COME
ANY hope Villa and Ortega may have
had of taking Juarez was dis
pelled ' Friday evening, when
seven trains arrlveo; in Jnarez from
Chihuahua, carrying 100 federal and
volunteer forces, a .battery of four
field pieces, two sections of eight ma
chine guns and a quantity of bridge
building material. The troop train col
umn was in command of Col. Manzella,
CoL Guebarra and Alberto Terrazas,
who had his 300 volunteers on the ad
Train Load cl Refugees.
The first train arrived in the Juarez
station shortly after 7 oclock and the
others continued to arrive at five min
ute intervals until the mixed freight
and passenger train completed the car
avan. This passenger train carried
one first class car of American refu
gees, who were leaving Chihuahua with
their families for the United States.
There were three second class coaches
and these were filled -with Mexican
refugees and the women of the soldiers.
The mixed train also carried a full car
of mail, the first from Chihuahua for
more than a month, and it was hurried
to the Juarez postoffiee and to the
American side Friday night, as much of j
it is lmoortant and hfts hen riplnvM 1
many weeks in transit.
Official Mcbhccger Held Up.
The mixed passenger and freight
train left Chihuahua weCneauay morn
ing, but was deiayed on the railroad to
Juarez by the maneuvers of the six
troop trains, which had the right of
way over the mixed train. There were
21 cars of silver-lead bullion on one of
the trains front the Chihuahua mines
Jp the El .Paso smelter. They wsere
'Kraagkt across the river Saturday. The
trains stayed overnight at a small sid
ing; station between Chihuahua and
Moctesuma Wednesday night, and at
Mictezuma Thursday night. At the sid
ing station, the yellow automobile in
which Edwin C. Bryan was being driven
to Chihuahua with the state department
message for counsel Marion Letcher,
was arrested and the trains held there
three hours until he eould be examined
and the wire tapped for permission for
him to continue to Chihuahua. He had
obtained no passports from the Mexican
officials in Juarez and was about to be
brought back to Juarez on the train,
when the Chihuahua military authori
ties gave the encesssry permission for
him to continue his overland journey.
MacDonald Reported ICcIeased.
The passengers on tne train say that
they caw no rebels between Chihuahua
and Juarez and that everything was
quiet in the state capital wnen they left
Wednesday morning. One of the pas
sengers talked with Ray HarrelL the
America nautomobile driver who was in
Jail in Chihuahua. He told the Ameri
can "to telephone his famimly upon the
arrival of the train in Juarez and to tell
them that he was all right. Harrell told
the American that he had been re
leased and ordered to crive a number
of the federal officers on a joy riding
trip about the city of Chihuahua. Har
rell told them that his car was not in
repair for such a trip and he was or
dered returned to jaiL Attorney Guil
lerme Porras said Fridav night that
MacDonald. who is a Canadian and Is
thought 'to be a British subject, was re
leased, but that the two Americans
wire being held. The passengers who
left on the train Wednesday morning
said that the imprisoned Americans had
expected to get their liberty the same
day that the trai nleft.
The Mexican Central is now open to
Chihuahua, although the bridges have
not yet been rebuilt In many places, the
passengers say. Instead, "shooflies"
have been built around the burned
bridges and for this reason the trains
must move slowly over the new parts.
The Terrazas volunteers and a part of
the federal force will continue to patrol
the railroad to prevent further de
struction of property, but all of the ar
tillery, machine guns and more than
1000 men will remain in Juarez to re
inforce the border garrison and to start
an active campaign against the rebels
Food Still Scarce. in Chihuahun.
Conditions in Chihuahua were re
ported to be quiet, although the federal
soldiers are on guard duty around the
town and the cannon are placed on the
hills. The supply of food Is still short,
as the only food which the people have
had was brought in by the Terrazas
trains last week. Nothing is known of
the situation in Torreon, as the wire
and railroad are cut south of Chihua
hua. Gen Antonio Rojas was prepar
ing to leave Chihuahua with a troop
and repair train to move south to Santa
Rosalia and rebuild the bridges which
have been burned. There he expected
to form a junction with a federal col
umn which is moving up from the
south, having started from Mexico City.
Orozco was in Chihuahua when the
trains left and he -was not making any
preparations at that time to move to
Madera or to take the field against the
Ble Crowd Welcomes Trains.
The troop and passenger trains were
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FIFTY REPORTED DEAD
IN MINE EXPLOSIONS
P TTf ' " v U& ;r4 -lar2e nuial3er of anthracite mine workers are
pV1'? t4 m tte Eaat Brooae mine of the -Philadelphia
here fJwm h J111 comn7 er City, abeut 20 miles from
.t. tes of the rePrted dead run as high as 50
There were two explosions. t
.!-ab0a!ies T" r.ecoveJed aa e rescuers reported the finding of five other
blime? WnAf211 f Ufe the mine, A fire boss was taken out fatattr
burned. Seven bodies were recovered soon after the blast.
... ,rr;n!; TCU " estimated ttat there were 36 men at work whert
the accident occurred. The explosion was caused when men drilling a tunnel
drilled into a large pocket of gas. uui,
h T t!6? men dX tburned ere rescued, hut two of them are not expected to
irve. it is reported that superintendent Lawrence is amone the dead inside tho
Hope to Get a Man Satisfac
tory to All Factions and
Says War Must Go On Unfil
Huerta and His Followers
MEXICO CITT. Mexico, Augast
2. As a basis of peace In
Mexico, according to persistent
rumors, the so-called reform elemeat
in the Mexican congress is at work to
Induce president Huerta to resign In
favor of a man acceptable to both sides
who later will call an election. The
rumor is without confirmation.
Another rumor Is that Gen. Fettc
Diaz, special ambassador to Japan to
thank the Japanese government for its
participation in the Mexican centennial
in 1910, has been re-called. Gen. Diaz
is now at Xos Angeles, CaL, and gare
out a statement yesterday that ha
might not continue on his mission.
Dial to Be Consulted.
Diaz had just received a, message
from Mexico City, he said, and it is
believed that he is being called back
for consultation In regard to the latest
proposed move to reestablish peace in
Mexico. Being an important factor In
the establishment of the Huerta regime
and the unseating of Madero and con
sidered the strongest avowed candi
date for the presidency, it is believea
In unofficial circles that he is to be
consulted by Huerta and others rela
tive to the new proposal.
Peace Commission Named.
The peace element in the chamber
of deputies has already named a com
mittee of intervention which will en
deavor to place the suggestions of tne
deputies before president Huerta. The
committee includes Luis Manuel Rojas.
second vice president of the chamber
of deputies, who last April sent for
mal charges to secretary of state
Bryan at Washington alleging that the
American ambassador to Mexico, Henry
Lane Wilson, was morally responsible
for the deaths of President Madero
and vice president Suarez.
Huerta Might Resign.
It is believed by many that presi
dent Huerta will agree to the plan if
some man acceptable to the rebels and
the Huerta-DIaz factions can be agreed
upon for temporary president, as
Huerta has announced that he -will not
be a candidate for reelection and ap
parently has no ulteriar interest in re
maining at the head of the govern
ment, which would only mean that he
-will have to continue an aggressive -war
without funds to wage it. Close
friends of the president declare, how
ever, that he has no intention of re
signing. "The appointment of a new tempo
rary president satisfactory to all fac
tions, would result in recognition o
the new government by the United.
States and the Immediate placing o
a foreign loan, which is what Mex
ico most needs, and cannot now raise.
Carrnma Versus Diaz.
Venustlano Carranza, leader of the
rebels in the north, would most as
suredly become a candidate for tie
presidency against Felix Diaz and the
fight would be between the two, it is
However, Carranza does not appear
disposed to accept any arrangement
such as is suggested, according to arr
interview credited to him from Eagle
Pass last night. After assuring pro
tection for Americans and other for
eigners, governor Carranza said:
"We will continue the war until the
usurper Huerta and his partisans are
Carranza "Wants Wnr To End.
"The retirement of HMerta and tb.e
elevation to power of some other per
son acceptable to both factions, mati
Ing possible the holding of elections
would only mean the temporary sus
pension of the revolution -without solv
ing the important economic, political
and social principles which are in
volved in the armed revolution," he
continued. "Equal treatment for both sides from:
the United States would be the most
prudent course and would shorten very
much the armed conflict. The major
portion of the country is in favor oC
the 'Constitutionalists except the City
of Mexico and some of the state cap
itals." Zapata a Factor.
The rebels in the south, who are
controled by Zapata, cannot be ex
pected to agree to any proposition that
may be brought up for peaee and it will
remain for the new provisional presi
dent to fight these bandit bands, even
if all the Carranza. rebels should
agree to the new proposition. The
fight would most likely extend even
into the term of the new president, for
it is considered that it would be a lor,
hard fight, even with the rest of Mex-
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