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The Puzzle Picture Is a Daily Feature of The Herald Classified Page
EL PASO, TEXAS,
November 19, 1913-16 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAT.
DAY AND NIGHT BErOHTS.
Fair tonight and tomorrow.
EdTS TO BE HELD AT FT. BLIS
"Campo Santo" or Holy Ground, Juarez, Mexico!
30 LIS IN
10 BEET THE.
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Panic Stricken Passengers
Are Rescued From Steam
er in English Channel.
CREW OF WARSHIP
LONDON. Bife.Kov. 19, The Brit
ish battleship Iron Duke effect
ed a timely, rescue of the 38
passengers and crew of the steamer
Scotsdjke while the steamer was
burning in the Knglieh channel early
The steamer, bound from Mediter
ranean points for Sunderland, caught
fire off the Isle of Wight, shortly
aft- r midnight. The blaze started in
a deck cargo of grass and spread so
rapidl through this inflammable ma
terial that the crew was unable to
cneck its progress
The fire attacked the ship s bridge
and a number of life boats were de
stroyed. Owing to the heavy sea it
was impossible to launch the remain
ing life boats. The panic stricken
passengers and the crew were forced
lo the stern of the vessel.
The battleship Iron Duke was carry
ing on trials in the channel during
the night and when the burning
steamer was sighted sailors put off
in boats to the rescue. The fore part
of the steamer was a mass of flames
when the boats arrived and the help
less persons aboard were huddled to
The Iron Duke played her search
lights en the ship while the rescue
crew took an hands safely off.
BRAVERY OF CREW
SAVES MANY LIVES
Captain of Stenmer, Burned nt Ses,
Goes Fire Hoys t itnout Sleep
Inlil Passengers Are Saved.
New York. Nov. 19. Three names
stood out consjHCulously in the stories
of bravery told today when the Cunard
liner Pannonia brought to port the
passengers rescued from the burning
Spanish steamer Balmes.
Captain Juan Ruise. of the Balmes.
spent aractically five days without
sleep while he and his men held the
flames in check and guided their ship
safely iito the harbor of St. Georges,
Ynocencio V. Michaels the wireless
operator on the Baleent the mes
sages that brought the Pannonia. sin
SCho understood KMHisb, IwiciRarmTtas '
obliged to be on duty .-Without rest to
translate the messages received from
thi- lescuing shin.
Nicholas Arbornles, a-mechanic from
the Canary Islands, was the man who
led the men passengers into the blaz
ing hold of the Balmes last Thursday
after the crew were exhausted- and
ready to give up the fight. ,
The passengers themselves first dis
covered the fire. y
The passengers from the Balmes
numbered 71 men and 32 women and
children. Most of them came from
uba and all -were bound for ports in
Spain. They will be sent to their
destinations by an early boat. None
nf them seemed the worse for their
LIQUOR; DANCES TOO
Texan tttorney General Rule That
"Would Be No Molatlon of 0:30
Saloon Closing Law.
Austin. Tex., Nov. 15 It is no vio
lation of the 9:38 saloon; closing law to
serve intoxicating liquor by a dancing
club or at a banquet, provided such
liquor is not served by a saloonkeeper
and such intoxicants are purchased in
the usual way and served to the guests
in the usual way. according to a rul
ing just rrade public by the attorney
This ruling was made in answer to
questions propounded by county attor
ney Currie McCutcheon, of Dallas. He
wanted to know if it was a violation of
the 9:30 closinr law to furnish liquor
free for a dancing club at one of their
private dances, provided the dance is
triven within the saloon limits and
also if it is legal to serve liquor under
the same conditions at a private ban
quet. Saloon Men Mt Give BoaiK
Assistant attorney general Keeling
has decided definitely that all saloon
keepers will have to give new bonds
under the civil 9:38 closing law. This
ruling was given to the .centroler's de
partment He points in this opinion that it is
necessary to give a new bond, for the
reason that the old bond was a con
tract making it liable for violations of
the old statute requiring saloons -to
close at midnight and open at 5 a. m.,
while the new law requires saloons to
close at 5:30 oclock and permits them
to open at 6 a. m.
SAYS MATTER OF "SERlduS MATURE" IS DISCUSSED
STIRS MEXICO CI1 Y
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Nov. 19. A
telegram from secretary of state
Bryan, reported to have reached
the Americas embassy here this morn
ing caused a stir. It is said to contain
information that "a matter of a serious
nature" is under consideration in Wash
ington in reference to Mexico.
Huertn Cnlls for Troops.
By president Huerta's friends, it is
said, he regards as probable interven
tion by the United States, and an or
der has been sent to tne state gov
ernors to report immediately how
many soldiers hev -can -have ready -by
November 20. The official explana
tion of this is that it- is merely part
of the plan announced in a recent de
cree increasing the army" to ISO.oBO
The departure of Americans from
Mexico continues, although in decreas
ing numbers, which indicates that the
great majority of those intending to
leave have already gone. A train for
Veracruz with scores of refugees
aboard wa? held up last night In the
freight yards by the burning of sever
al oil tak cars.
Mciloo Imports Rifles.
Feating that a blockade may be es
tablished conntfdnt with the instal-a:-n
of congress on Thursday, the
off.-.aJi at the national palace are
"Constitutionalist' ' Leader
Plans to Return to Hermo-
.DEMAND IS MADE
OGALES. Son., Mex., Nov. 19.
General Carranza, with his
staff, was scheduled to leave
for tho south at 2 oclock toda.
Foreign minister Escudero said he
would announce before the train'3
departure what effect this would
have upon the negotiations wila
president' 'Wilson's envoy. Vvtlliam
Following- minister Escudero's dec
laration that he had asked envoy
Hale '.for his formal credentials, the
announcement this morning was taken
here to' mean a virtual breaking off ol
exchanges with Washington.
It was stated that Garranza's mani
festo regarding the "Internal and ex
ternal affairs of Mexico" would not ue
issued before his departure.
Bonlllnx Calls on Hale.
Ignaclo Bonillas, minister of fomeitp
and communication in Carranza's pro
visional cabinet, called on Mr. Hale at
the American consulate. Immediately
afterward Mr. Hale left for his hotel
on the American side. It was thought
that Bonillas had suddenly terminated
the negotiations. Kscudero's request
of Hale to present formal credentials,
it was made clear today, was virtually
a demand for full recognition of the
revolutionary party before It treated
on the subjects under discussion.
Minister Escudero announced that he
would not accompany Carranza south.
The departure of Gen. Carranza, mili
tary and civil head or the revolutionary
party, it was believed, - would make
impossible continuance of the negotia
tions, although Escudero said his posi
tion empowered him to receive over
tures from Washington.
Carranza, when he left-his provis
ional capital, at Hermoslllo, more than
two weeks ago, -was not accompanied
south by his general staff and prob
ablv by the four members of his prq
President Wilson was notified by
telegraph early today of the -unexpected
developments here. The mat
ter, it was believed, would rest Hntil
late todav on account of the slow
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transmission of messages by cede be-
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ideni's personal spokesman here.
'Francisco Escudero, asked Mr. Hale
yesterday to present his credentials
before continuing further with tho
conference which has been under way
here informally for several days.
.This was interpreted by many as a
virtual demand for recognition of the
'"Constitutionalist" revolution before
the diplomatic exchanges are con
cluded. Escudero explained that the request
was made so that the conferences
could be made formal and concluded
promptly. He said that heretofore J
Hale had been received unofficially
and that the cabinet members had
acted merely as individuals In the "ex
change of impressions."
"For our part, the extra official ne
gotiations, are ended," declared Escu
dea. "We have asked Mr. Hale
to present his formal credentials. I
would receive them as minister of for
eign relations and transmit them to my
"We "have been very glad to meet
Mr. Hale on terms of friendliness,
knowing of his previous investigations
in Mexico and in view of his relations
with Mr. WHson and Mr. Bryan. The
cabinet members pf previous occasion'
met as individuals only, bach was a
member,' true, but the cabinet did not
meet. The exchange of impressions
now has ended."
Gen. Carranza in the beginning of
the negotiations specifically declared
that the insurgents were not seeking
recognition in face, did not desire it,
and only wanted the embargo on the
importation of arms lifted.
Hale Has Letter From Wilson.
The only credential Mr. Hale pre
sented at his first meeting with Car
ranza. and his provisional cabinet is
said to have consisted of a -personal
letter from president Wilson, saying
that Mr. Hale was a personal friend
of his and an unofficial investigator
of the United States.
Says Wilson "Showing
Paris. France. Nov. 19. Gen. Bartlett.
an American authority on international
law. says president Wilson is "showing
felly Inexcusable, to let Huerta go so
far." . .
showing anxiety regarding the ship
ment of IS, 000 rifles due at Veracruz.
The recruiting campaign by con
scription Is being carried on vigorous
ly and there is little doubt that tho
number of men now ready for service
is greater than the suppfy of rifles.
Failure to land this shipment -would
be embarrassing to the department.
The committees of the new congress
had under consideration for several
hours yesterday credentials of the new
members. President Huerta Is said to
be preparing his message for delivery
There is a noticeable relaxation from
the tension of the last few days, ow
ing to the cessation of the rumors that
the embassy was about to leave and
indications that no immediate action
was intended at Veracruz.
Invitations to the opening of the
Mexican congress have Decn sent to
the diplomatic corps.
Carden Gives Official Dinner.
The American charge d'affaires. Nel
son O'Shaughnessy, dined last night
with sir Lionel Carden at the first of
ficial dinner given by the British rep
resentative. No new instructions from Washing
ton have been received at the em
bassy, according to the charge, -who is
reporting daily to the state depart
ment on political conditions here.
Villa Says Rebels Will Go to .
Villa Ahumada Thursday i
WILL KEEP 1000
TO PROTECT JUAREZ
TWO THOUSAND rebel soldiers
will leave Juarez Thursday for
the south to join Pancho Villas
main army of 4000 men now concen
trating at Villa Ahumada. preparatory
to moving against the city of Chihua
hua, according to announcement made
"Wednesday morning at rebel head
quarters In Juarez.
"Two thousand of my men will be
sent from here tomorrow to join the
cavalry gathering at Villa Ahumada,
Asked If this meant a movement
against Chihuahua, the general smiled
and replied that it probably meant
meeting the federals somewhere. If not
right at the capital.
Thinks Federals Still In Capital.
"The main federal army is still in the
state capital so far as we know," sajs
Villa, "though their scouts nave come
northward along the railway for nearly
100 miles. In fact, tney came far
enough to get badly whipped in the
light at Laguna Monday alternoon."
Humor Snvn Fight Still On.
Three wounded rebel3 were brought
to Juarez Tuesday by train from the
scene of Monday's fight. 70 miles
north of Chihuahua where rebel cavalry
under Ros"alio Hernandez defeateu. ac
cording to Villa, a force of federal
volunteers, killing 35 and wounded as
many more. Rumor was persistent in
the .border town Wednesday that light
ing between rebel and federal forces
is still in progress near Laguna, but no
confirmation of it could be secured.
The departure of 2000 troops from
Juarez Thursday sets a new record for
Mexican revolutions in the way of
quick military movements. Usually
when a town is captured, the -victors
rest in It for many days, unless driven
out. Whether the sending bf these
traaps to Ahumada, midway between
Juarez and Chihuahua, is to bar the
passage of federals moving on Juaiez.
or merely' a preliminary step tp attack
ing . Chihuahua are questions that
rebel leaders will not answer. That it I
rresaeeslgr - battle.r - Btthen ft
,,- ci..i;tar alont- th line
between there and Juarez, is virtually
Leave 1000 In Juarez.
Nearly 1000-men will be left to gar
rison tlje border town. It is probable
that Maclovio Herrera and J6se Rod
riguez will command the troops that
leave Thursday. The rebel commander
ihchief, Villa, will remain in Juarez for
the time being, unless present plans are
the trnnns to Ahumada. Six of the 12
nieces of artillery now in 'Juarez, will
also be sent south.
A detachment of 100 rebels was
sent Tuesday by Villa to Palomas,
Chlh., opposite Columbus, N. M, to cap
ture Maximo Castilo and his band of
guerillas who now hold the port.
Castillo "has 40 or 50 men and has been
operating In northern Chihuahua as a
free lance freebooter for six months.
Pays ?500 for Death of American.
Mrs. ChristopHer Seggerson. mother
of Charles Seggerson. the American
auto driver who was killed during the
fighting In Juarez Saturday, was given
500 Indemnity by Villa yesterday for
the death "of her son. In taking this
action, Yilla said that he would make
the stun greater, but could not ao so
Tfow On .account of the' condition of the
robei .treasury. He promised to aid
Mrs. Seggerson to secure a larger in
demnity when the "Constitutionalist"
movement is successful.
Francis Reported In Terrains.
Rebel. officers In Juarez said Tuesday
that' Joseph H. Francis, former Chicago
alderman who was reported to, have
been killed in Saturday's battle. Is
piobably still in Terrazas. They said
that a number cf Americans at Ter
razas wanted to board the train that
brought Villa's men to Juarez, but
were refused permission. Francis may
have been among them.
RECOVERS FROM WOUND
RECEIVED IN BATTLE.
' Victor Barela, -gate" tender of the
Frapklln canal, has recovered from the
slight wound in his leg received Sat
urday morning from a stray bullet
during the- battle of Juarez. The shot
struck hipi while he was accompanying
a party of the reclamation service sur
veyors down the Franklin canal. The
party had reached Campbell street when
Barela was wounded. He was sent to a
local hospital to have his wound
The Capture of Juarez, Told
An American who Was
Many Federals Executed By the Rebels in the Early Hours of the Morning, After
the;Town Fell Into the Hands of the Victors Americans Shown
ELD in jail by a Mexican federal
judffc, who acted as advisor to
those who had accused rre and
at the same time as prosecutor of me.
and from whose judgment no appeal
was possible, I was in cell 13 of the
Juarez prison, together with a Spaniard,
who was brought in the night before j
under the influence of something more
effective than whisky, on the memor
able morning of November 15, 1913,
when Villa took the border town. I
was kept awake most of the time by
the restlessness and nervousness of my
The guards were calling the passwords
every minute on other nights the calls
were at least five minutes apart. I
looked at my watch; it was .20 a in.
But a few minutes later we heard shoot
ing. Wc. of course, did not know just
what had happened; we could feel some
thing was wrong, but all we could hear
was the rifle shots; all we could t-ue
was our prison guards, about 10 of thuuj
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THE picture shows the hodies of some of those executed, and some of the victims of the battle, lying unbuned 1 as they
did'Tor several days. In the middle ground may he seen the rude crosses of the typical poor burying place of a Mex
ican town. In the background may be distinguished the old church, the Juarez monument, and buildings m the aty
of Juarez, and back of those, the large buildings, Pearson mills, industrial plants, eta, of El Paso, Texas, and Mount Franklin
looming over the scene.
V. - 1JL a .--J3t.i. -' -
Report for Federal Control
Is 'Forced" Before Conser
vationists. COLORADO SENATOR
DEBATES STATE RIGHT
ASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 19.
Gifford Pincrot, former chief
forester of the United States,
leading champion of government con
trol of water power rights, scored in
the National Conservation congress
today when he succeeded In forcing
beforejthe convention the minority re
port of the committee of water power
With former secretary of the inter
ior Walter I Fisher, in the chair,
former secretary of war Stlmson, who
joined with Mr. Plnchot In the minor
ity report, moved for a suspension of
the rules that the water power ques
tion might be discussed -from, the floor.
Scores of delegates, who favored the
majority report which would combine .
national with state control with less !
restrictions on the water power grants '
protested. Mr. Fisher ruled that the I
motion to suspend 'the rules was not I
debatable, and it was carried amict
loud cheers. '
Mr. Pin-Viot read the minority report i
and the debate opened.
Durton Warns Against Squabble. j
Senator Burton, of Onlo, championed i
the policy of stric national, control of I
all water power rights and urged tho I
delegates not to get into an "unseem-
ly squabble between state rights and I
"It is Impossible," V senator Bur
ton, "th state eonuvl should ade
quately solve great national problem.
In this matter we are conducting
no crusade against capital- but there
must be a rcsognition of the danger of
monopoly and a desire to provide wel
fare in the use of this great national
Question Teal's Signature.
Some delegates challenged the signa
ture of Jos. N. Teal, of- Porland, Ore
to the minority report, asserting that
Teal had written a letter ,to George K.
huddled together in a corner of the
jail yard behind heavy doors, dosed aud
The shooting grew heavier, cannon
shots were mingled -with the heavy fire
of lighter arms: the noise made bv the
explosions of the bombs became louder,
anl U came nearer and nearer, closer
and closer, and we in the trap, unablfc
to help ourselves, locked in by a heavy
door, with only a small hole, in it.
My companion and I stood each in a
corner for protection against wild bul
lets. Whenever it became quiet for a
moment, I looked out; nothing could 1
see except the prison guard huddled
together; all I knew was that a battle
was being fought. Despite the growing
noise of the heavy shooting, we soon
could distinguish the shouts of the
rebels, their "Viva Villa." Then I knew
what had happened. I looked out; I
saw some of the federal guards throw
down their hats, their coats, their
cartridge bcltb, slack up thar nfks in i
rra T . l
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THE death list in the Juarez battle and following slaughter is now known to
have numbered around ICO. How many of them were killed in actual battle
will never be known. At least 70 bodies were buried, mostly in common
trenches like that shown in the. picture, in the public cemetery. The bodies were
tossed, in as carelessly as the dirt and stones. In the background by the carriage
is seen the figure of a wife or mother seeking her dead.
Swain, chairman of the water power
committee, expressing, approval of the
majority conclusions. Prof. Swain toW
the committee that judging fmm the
latter he thought that the majority
had the right to claim Teat.
"The majority had a perfect right
In Prison Bali
a corner and the smashing of doors be-
gam borne doors would not giye way;
the locks were then shot off. Some pris
oners, frantic with fright, called and
veiled to be released: two were pound
iug o nour door. One of them called,
"Quien vivef I answered. "Estamos
Americanos." "Quaiitos estanr" "Dos."
He yelled. "Viva la liberdad ," gave the
door another icious blow, it broke
down and wc rushed out. One of our
'ibeiators said, "Xo! un Americano?" I
answered; he took my hand; he em
braced me. shook my hand again, mur
muring, "Amig6s." flushing out in the
yard we were told to get out, that vie
were free. On the street we were re
cehed bv a roup of soldiers, who told
us to stand hack on the other side of
the street. We saw the different groups
of soluiers rushing un and down the
street. unl r fire A the time, in per
fect order, quiet and grim.
There was Paicho Villa, cool and de-
v,Cciituim.d cm lMgc
i'ourlU Column )
If 1 r Iff 7?
to take Teal with them at the time
that the letter to professor Swain was
written, " returned Plnchot. "At that
time Mr. Teal had not received the re
port of the minority. I sent Mr. Teal
a copy of our report and I received a
telegram from him in which he said:
" 1 know you are right and I wU
back you up-' That message eame to
me several days after Mr. Teal's let
ter to professor Swain."
' Shafroth Defend Majority.
Senator Shafroth vigorously defended
the views of the majority on the wat
er power question.
Senator Shafroth" urged the dele
gates to heed the words of the late
justice John M. Harlan of the supreme
court, whom he quoted: '
"National government for national
affairs, state government for state af-
(Continued on page 11. 7th column.)
ENGLAND SENDS THREE
ARMORED CRUISERS TO JOIN FLEET AT VERACRUZ
WARSHIPS TO MEXICO
BRIDGETOWN, BAUBADOES. Nov.
19. The Brltlih cruiser squadron
in 'West Indian waters. Ipst night
received ordcr.n to proceed to Veracruz,
Mexico, and the vessels nailed at mid
night. The British cruiser squadron con
sists of the three armored cruisers.
Suffolk. Lancaster and Berwick, and
Is commanded by rear admiral Crad
doek. His flagship is the Suffolk.
The three cruisers are of the name
type, displacing DSGO tons eaeh. They
each carry an armament of 14 stx-lneh.
eight 12 pounder and three, three
PdMEiiPii, fleet i- mrtBon.
Vhen the British crujscrs buffolk,
War Department Orders the
Second and Fifth Cavalry
to Remain Here.
NEGRO REGIMENT ON
WAY FROM VERMONT
Washington Officials Be
lieve Pressure on Huerta
Will Bring Results.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov.
19. After a conference with
senator Sheppard and repre
sentative Henry, of Texas, secretary of
i war Garrison today decided to have
four regiment, stationed at Fort Bliss
Instructions were telegraphed imme
diately by the war department for the
Second-cavalry at Ft. Bliss and Fifth
cavalry on the Arizona border to re
main at their stations.
The Fifth will proceed to Ft. Bliss,
when the Tenth cavalry arrives from
Ft. Ethan Allen Vl
This will give Ft. Bliss four regi
ments of white cavalry the Second.
Fifth (to come), Thirteenth and Fif
teenth. Two regiments of .negro cayalry, the
Tenth now coming, and the Ninth now
there, will be located on the Arizona
N Comments jon ReJeis, Demands.
WMterHJtgetrtaiJiag" itde no com
ment on dispatches from Nogales sai -ing
the "Constitutionalists" had aslcd
William Bayard Hale for formal cre-
i dentials before pursuing negotiations.
j Indications were that the parte- ;
I would proceed slowly and that tho
noint of presenting formal credential?
which might be construed as an act of
recognition, would be delayed untl
Washington had more exact assur
ances of the purposes of the "Constitu
tionalists." j One official described the whole sitn
I ation was merely "incubating."
. Chairman Bacon, of the senate for-
elgn relations committee, discussed tt9
s tuation with the president, but de
clined to comment.
) Cxpect Results From Pressure.
Officials described the situation, so
I far as it concerned the foreign gov-
ernments. as highly encouraging, and
thre was some tendency to place more
' stress on favorable results of diplo
matic pressure than the parley with.
( the -Const! tntionalists."
Senator Sutherland, of Utah, a, Be
1 publican mcrnber of the gommlttce.
I conferred with the president and said
he fully supported the policy of not
I recognizing Huerta,
No Signs of I
In spite of all the rumors of block
ades and Intervention coming from
Havana and Veracruz, there has been
no sign of any such activity at tho
navy or -war department as might be
expected to precede such radical steps
by the administration. Moreover, It
'ias been intimated In official quarters
that only by direction or congress
would such a. step be taken.
Insurrection Is Spreading.
State department advices indicate
that the insurrection Is spreading rap
idly, not only in the north of Mexico,
but in tbe south and east. This last
development is regarded hce as -very
important because the success of the
"Constitutionalists" in obtaining pos
session of the rich oil fields in the
east and some deep water port on the
gulf coast would strengthen them from
a military point of view, the former
insuring them a full treasury and the
latter an easy means of supplying
themselves with munitions of war
from Europeans in the West Indies.
The German cruiser Breman has ar
rived at Tampico, the nearest port to
Victoria, to afford refuge to the Ger
mans in that neighborhood who reach,
On the west coast, the German
cruiser Nuernberg has been dispatched
to San Bias. Sinaloa. to gather up
German refugees in that neighborhood
who fled from Tepic, eaprtal of the
state of that name before it was cap
tured by the insurgents a few days
IjicIc of Federal tictlvlty.
At the war department the strate
gists are pussling over the lack er
activity by the federal forces In. north
ern Mexico, who appear to have of
fered no substantial resistance to th
triumphant sweep of the insurgents.
Lancaster and Berwick arrive at Vera
cruz, a very powerful fleet of worships
will be assembled in the MeTlcan sulf.
The American battleships Louisiana.
Michigan. Rhode Island. Vlrginln, Aevr
Jersey. Nebraska and New Hampshire,
the cruiser Tncoma, the gunboat
AVheelinc nnd the scout cruiser Ches
ter, alone compose a formidable squad
ron. To these have been added the
German cruUers Bremen and Herthu.
and the French armored cruiser Conde.
CRUISERS OX TIIE WEST COAST.
On the Pacific coast of Mexico are
the American armorcil cruisers Cali
fornia. Maryland and Pittsburg and the
gunboat Aroapolis. The German crui
ser Xafrfmbfrs is also on that slile
nnd the Jnpnnesc cruiser Izumo, Is on
the way there