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EL PASO. TEXAS, SATURDAY EVENING. MAY 8, 1920.
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EXICO CITY AND 3 STATE CAPITALS F
! TODAY'S PRICES.
! Mexican bank notes, state bills, $6035; pesos, 93;
Mexican gold, $50.15; sacionales, 24J4c; bar silver, H.
I &. H. quotations, $UK; copper, 19ei9J$c; grain,
weak; livestock, steady; stocks, strong.
HELP HI DIN
Senator Agrees to Modified
League Plank As Op
posed to Rejection.
GIVEN A BOOST
HilchcockWiil Be Sole
Manager For General;
Can Draw Support.
Br G. A. 1LVUTI.V.
TASHINGTON", D. C. May . Two
things have been settled 1b Re
publican circles, it is claimed
1 ere today. One ts that Hiram John
s-cm will not accept the vice presi
dential nomination and the other is
r.at he has, as a concession to the
J--dge-Penrose element, agreed to a
modified plank on the league of na
tions in the Diatrortn instead or an
out and out rejection.
Some believe this brings Johnson
rior to the nomination. Some say
ties him to the party, whoever It
Wood Stock Given Boom.
knottier development in the last 24
liours has given Leonard "Wood stock
a boom, for It is announced that the
general has definitely decided that
T- rank Hitchcock shall hereafter be
Ms sole manager and CoL Profctor ols
financial manager, or money setter.
KHctieoel, Is candy "boy
when It comes to politic and the
lcnevrlaje ones say lie may do a
lot between now and tie conven
tion at Chicago to line up support
for his candidate AH district
managers for Wvod will now go
back Into the fight with mere
eatfenafasm. Tfcer had practically
all fallen oat with Proctor.
The Post claims the Johnson agree i
went upon a plank for the platform
rHatne to peace is a victory for The
old Fiirfrd, ' as thej had feared a split
Kn outlined h George Roth well
Brown, in the Post, the compromise
agreement will provide for condem-
ration of the league of nations as
vr'tten into the Versailles treaty bv
president "Wilson . commendation of
' p Republicans of the senate, wfth
r reference to the factions therein,
lor their ataad la refusing to man -fice
the integrity, peace and security
of the United States: a pledge com
mitting a Republican president and a
Republican senate. If elected, to the
carrying oat of a program seeking!
the outlawry of war and an agree
ment among the nations for peace;
full adjudication of disputes by an
He says the foregoing does not pre-Tt-nd
to give the exact language In
'hich the partv declaration on the
treaty and league will be finally
w ritten, but onlv the sense of the
a sreemect thus far reached by the
HOOVER CHIDES JOIIXSOV
New York. May 8. Herbert Hoover
i a statement issued here rebukes
senator Johnson for a statement in
i rnch the Californian refers to the
' English league of nations." saying
e (Hoover) ts solidly for the "Wilson
plan and asking for what specific
tmng Johnson stands.
LIBERALS BACK ASQUITH;
WAR COALITION NEARS END
London, Eng, May 8. (By the As
ciaed Press). Resolutions were
idoi ted at a meeting of the Liberal
fede-aion of Leamington yesterday,
declaring support for Herbert H. As
nuith. declaring closer cooperation
vuth the conservatives In the coali
tion and asserting that the war time
necessity of the coalition no longer
listed and that continuance of such
a coalition is Impossible except by
sacrifice of Liberal principles. These
-c "oJutions arc taken in London to
mean that another wedge has been
driven between the Liberal party and
,he coalition government.
TRESS SERVZCK RESUMED
FROM GERMANY TO SPAIN
Madrid, Spain, May 7. Press dis
patches may be sent between Ger
i any and Spain by wireless, accord
.ng to announcement today.
Europe No Place For 1920 Tourists;
Profiteering Hordes Lying In Wait;
Spirit Of Unrest Rules Continent
WASHINGTON. B. O, May 8. Bls
quleting reports have reached the
United States goernment regard-
conditions in Europe that should
discourage American citizens from
.ro ins; to the continent. These reports
have not been made public, because
the goernmcnt already has been
pressed from every side to lift the
-estrictiens on passports and there
no reason why Washington should
, ourt the displeasure of those Euro
,ean countries which are eager to
l ae American tourists come abroad
to spend their money.
off for the Facts.
The writer has obtained a survey
f conditions in Europe as revealed
n official reports and while France
md England are much better off
than other countries, transportation
"She Tiger. Allen Hale.
ELL AN AY
The Family Honor, Florence
"Just a Wife " Kathh n Williams,
Roy Stewart and Beatrice Joy.
"Sex," Louise Glauio.
AIias Jimmy Valentine, Bert
All comedy bill.
(Read Amusement Ads on Pages
2t and 21 )
A Full Honest Eight
Wood Attacks Profiteer;
Says U. S. Army Can
Feed Men At 49c a Day
NEW YORK. Majr 8. There Is no
question that profiteering In
foodstuffs Is general In some
sections of the country. Gen. Leon
ard Wood said here yesterday.
"We are still able to feed a man
in the army for 49 cents a day
ery well." he added. "The figures
are Inconsistent with the prices
which yon h& e to pay in civil
2 MORE GIRLS
Alleged New Confession of
In Los Angeles.
T OS ANGELES. Calif-, May S. Giv-
I fag a "county official as author
ity, Los Angeles morning news
papers today say James P. Watson,
confessed murderer and super-bigamist,
has admitted slaying two more
The admission was made, the news
papers say. at a conference in the
office of Thomas Lee Woolwlne, dis
trict attorney. Woolwine declined to
say what occurred at the conference.
The newspapers averred, however,
that their informant was present
when Watson made the purported ad
missions. Watson has pleaded guilty to the
murder of Nina Lee Deloner. and the
district attorney says previously had
conxessea to siaying xour oiners oi
the score or more others he married.
' Hewas quoted as saying that both
girls involved in the latest renorted
confession were drowned when boat
ing on Lake Washington, near Seat
KING ALBERT AND HIS WIFE
FLY ACROSS THE CHANNEL
London. Enc. May 8. Albert, king J
or ine -Belgians, ana jsuzaDetn, nis
wife, -came to England today by air
plane. They landed at Farnborough.
in Kent, flying from Brussels in three
uvur ana si minutes. iney iu at
tend the wedding next Tuesday cf
lady Cynthia Curzon, daughter of
Lord Canon, foreign secretary, and
Lieut. Oswald Ernald Mosley, coali
tion nqtottia member ef commons for
tno narrow division, anoaiesex.
SHIP PAINTERS OCT AGAIN.
Philadelphia. Pa, May 8- The ship
painters at Hog Island -went- on
strike today for the third time with
in two weeks, asking $1 an hour.
Wilmington, Bel., May S The E.
L Du Pont Be Nemours company
is not Interested in any political can
didate, waa the answer of company
officials to charges of an attempt to
coerce legislation by threatening to
oppose the candidacy of Gen. Leon
ard Wood, made by senator Kenyon,
MAKING READY IN CHICAGO;
JOHNSON'S BUREAU OPENED
Chicago, I1L, May 8. The Iteoub
llcan national committee will meet
here Monday and Tuesday to arrange
lor the convention, memoers were
notified today. Johnson opened head
quarters nere yesteroay.
NEW HOME PLANS O. K-'d,
Approval of plans for the new
home of the Associated Charities was
given, at a meeting Friday after
noon off members of the association's
building committee. Final approval
is expected to be made Tuesday
night when the board of directors
meet. Bids for the new structure
will be asked for Immediately after
this n done.
COLD NUGGET FOUND.
Belfrjuzn, Mar S. The
largest nugget of pure gold in the
world, weighing Just over 12 pounds.
found at the Kilo state
facilities everywhere are crowded to
the limit and American tourists are
finding it uncomfortable to move
Fortunately, France and England
are not in as bad shape as eastern
and southern Poland and parts of
Typhus and spotted fever have
oee over the borders of Russia Into
Poland and while the Poles are striv
ing hard to care for these patients,
there are many difficulties.
A Risk to Health,
In Germany, board is hardly of the
best and anyone who needs care and
nourishment ought not to risk his or
her health in the central states. The
department of state is not issuing
passports to any of the central Euro
pean countries, but at the same time
there are no restrictions on Ameri
cans going into Germany, when once
they are in England, France or Bel
gium. Perhaps the most embarrassing
phase of the whole situation is the
way the Europeans are increasing
their prices and discriminating
This is most noticeable in Germany,
where the suDDOsitlon that all Ameri-
Jcans are wealthy Is the basis for her
11 tws ivi iiioaia wi awvwo hbuivu uj
the American traveler, much more
than the Englishman or Frenchman
paya It is not an uncommon occur
rence to find an American paying 50
marks for something for which the
Englishman is asked 40 marks and
the Frenchman 40 and possibly ev
erybody else only 30. Much of the
same sort of profiteering prevails in
England and France, though in both
countries the governments are doing
their utmost to keep it under con
1 Con tinned on page 11 column 1)'
nil HIT Tninr
England Puts One Over On
U. S. And France By Re
suming Business in Berlin.
TIE UP FACTORIES
Stores of Raw Materials
Sdnl By London Are Ex
changed for Products.
PARIS, Prance, May 8. (By the As
sociated Press). That Great
xriuun nao cioten a wrae marcn
on the United States and France in
the resumption of business relations
with Germany is the opinion ex
pressed by French merchants who
have tried to buy goods across the
Rhine. In a great majority of cases,
the merchants report, the German
manufacturer replies to an inquiry
that his plant will be tied up for a
long time to come by contracts with
An Investigation based on these
reports is said to have developed the
fact that the British are exporting
great quantities of raw material to
Germany for which they are asking
no payment In money, but are taking
manufactured articles In exchange.
Germany now Is getting her iron
ore largely from Sweden under
similar arrangements, making her
almost entirely independent of
France for raw materials. Having at
the same time reopened her big out
let for manufactures elsewhere, Ger
many is also independent to a great
extent as to her selling market,
while France is anxious to get from
her coalition agricultural implements
which she can no longer buy In the
United States without immense dis
advantages owing to the unfavorable
Belief is expressed in official cir
cles that Germany Is seeking to use
this economic situation to bring
nreusrA on inrance. with a view to
gaining concessions in the terms of
the peace treaty.
The situation will be of the first
subjects raised at the approaching
Franco-German conference at Paris.
TlfTK TO J Oil IX FRANCE.
Paris, France. May 8. Many strik
ing railwaymen are resuming wora
K was aaM today in official circles;
and the service nas nsproTeu.
Dallas, Tex, Mar 8 Joe Bailey's
overv. helming- defeat in Texas was
due to oraanized labor's flsrht against
him. according to a statement issued
at Washington, by the American Fed
eration of Labor and received in Dal
las today. The federation hails
Bailev'a defeat as a notable victory
in the political campaign now being
conauctea oy ic xne statement reaos:
Tabor's nonpartisan political cam
paign has scored its first notable vic
tory in the defeat of Joseph W. Bai
ley in Texas. -Bailey was opposed
actively and vigorously by the labor
movement in Texas. More than So
unions were united in the contest.
Nothing except labor's activity ac
counts for the overwhelming defeat
of Bailey in his effort to come back
into power. The working people of
America are alert to the menace of
reaction, alive to the danger of the
Time Here When Man Can
Be Elected Governor On
His Merits, Stales Pat Nefj
San Angelo, Texas. May 8. Speak
ing' here and at nearby towns Thurs
day night and Friday, Pat Neff, can
didate for governor, said, the time
has come in Texas when a can can
be elected to office on his own mer
its without wealth sUDOortina him.
Referring to the fight against him
being made by Texas doctors be
cause he defended a chiropractor at
Waco, charged with violating the
medical law, Neff said he was mere
ly rendering professional services.
Neff said he also rendered profes
sional fierriee when he defended Wat
son, who killed Paterson. the bank
examiner. These two things are all
my opponents hold against me. Neff
Neff declared he attached Uttle
importance to a platform because a
candidate cannot foresee events.
many of wnlcn may overanaaow tn
Importance any planks in a platform.
He declared himself in favor of high
er education from the kindergarten to
the university and said conservation
of human life is more deserving of
mention than Improvement of live
stock. Neff said If be is elected he
would eliminate all unnecessary em
ployes, approximately 4000 persons
now Deing paw one nair million uoi
lars annually. Neff did not score an
opponent. He did not even mention
the name oi any oi utem.
James G. McNary
Bel Rio. Texas. May 8. The six
teenth district Republican conven
tion today elected James G. McNary
of El Paso, and Charles O. Harris, of
San Angelo. delegates to national con
vention at Chicago. Bert J. McDowell
of Bel Rio. and O. H. Baura of El
Paso, were elected alternates. R. W.
Prosser of Be. Rio, was nominated for
presidential elector and F. Wells
Brown of El Paso, contingent elector.
SOI FTUJkClSCO 11.W LEWES
VFBAInt TO SWISS (JlIAIUTY
Berne. Switzerland, Kay &. Otto
Scboenmann. formerly of Sau Fran
cisco. Calif., who died at Zurich re
cently, bequeathed S14.0f0 to chari
table Institutions tn this city.
Hours Work Is Owed By Every Worker
lxptzns icsiuyjii jlilul
Accused Women Bares
Story of Her life to
Jury at Deming.
DEMING. N. M-, May 8. Mrs. Maud
Boster was Insane at the time
she is alleged to have killed Capf.
Wade Boster in Columbus, N. M ac
cording to two witnesses for the de
fence who today qualified as experts.
Those witnesses were Br. Samuel E.
Swope, a neurologist of Deming. and
MaJ. Louis H. Hanson, commanding
officer of the army medical hospital
Both the exnert witneses said Mrs.
Boster was the victim of temporary
emotional insanity at the time and
unable to tell rla-ht from wrone and
unable to control her actions. Br.
Swope told the jury Mrs. Boster had
oeen a neurastnenic aii or ner auuit
life. Neurasthenia, the physician said,
was a nervous disease which might
result In insanity at any time suf
ficient pressure were brought to bear.
Calls It Court Disease
Br. Swope was the same Br. Swope
who yesterday was not permitted to
reply to a lengthy hyopthetical ques
tion In regard to the defendant's san
ity. J. K. Vaught. prosecutor, cross
examined both experts closely and
asked them if neurasthenia was not
kind of a cou"t disease tsed com
monly in murder cases. The replies
were that it was not.
The diagnosis of Mrs. Doster's men
tal condition was made by Br. Swope
on four different visits to her in Jail
here, he said, and MaJ. Hanson's
diagnosis was made from examina
tion of the woman tn the Columbus
hospital. The major said he kept an
orderly and a nurse near her con
stantly to keen her from doinsr her-
seii ooniiy narm.
Following a brier rebuttal in which
Judge Frank Boster, father, and John
Boster. brother, of the dead can tain
were placed on the stand, the Intro
duction of evidence was ended. Argu
ments in the case started at 10 oclock
in the morning and lasted until the
middle or the afternoon at which time
Judge Raymond R. Ryan instructed
the Jury. Judge Ryan ruled against
verdict of emotional insanity. He
declared it was a case of first degree
muroer, secon a degree murder, in
sanity or that the defendant Is not
xne woman s sanity at the present
time is to be passed on in case a
verdict of insanity Is brought In.
Woman TelU Life Story
Mrs Boater, too weak to walk with
out assistance, was helped to the wit
ness stand yesterday afternoon and
slowly and distinctly unfolded the
tale of her short life.
The accused woman told the Jury un
i dec erase ersmlnsrion br J.6. Vautfat,
prosecuting attorney, that she m
one eighth Cherokee Indian. She is
19 years old. She was born, she said,
In 1SSS la Tray, Term. In 1MJ, at the
age of . Mrs. Boater, who was then
Maude Musgrove. went to CoMwater,
Kansas, from Tennessee. This was In
the month of May. In the fall of
that year she married J. H Canfleld,
in Co Id water. Her life with him.
she asserted, was sordid as she had
to work so hard cooking for harvest
ers and ranch hands and besides, she
declares, she was not appreciated.
Went to Doster a Patleafv
In March. 1915. a change came Into
Mrs. Canfield's life She was ill and
went as a patient to Br. Wade Boster.
a practicing voung physician of the
town. Her visits to the physician's
office continued until, according to
her testimony under cross examina
tion. Mrs. Boster. the wife of the man
who later became Intimate with the
accused woman, came to object to
Mrs. canfleld. One day there was
some sort of ai argument in the town
postofflce. This the accused said es
terday afternoon, was over a bat she
had Just bought with money earned
by the sale of embroidery work, but
which Mrs. Boster believed her doctor-husband
had bought for the
There was another time when, ac
cording to the testimony. Mra Boster,
who several times has been declared
on the witness stand to have been
addicted to drugs, pointed a rifle at
Mrs. Canfleld when the latter had
been for six months in a delicate con
dition. Because of this, the woman
testified, her then husband. Mr. Can
field had Mrs. Boster arrested as
the result of which procedure Mrs.
Boster was placed under a peace
Mra Boster testified she was op
erated on by Capt. Boster, while he
(Continued on page 11, column 2.)
Troops Guarding Former Preacher
Convicted Of Chopping Up Body
Of Kentuckian Slain And Robbed
BROOKSVLU.E. Ky, May . , A Jury
trying Thomas Marksberry for
the murder ot Jess Glenn here
last autumn) reported a verdict of
cuilty of murder In the first degree,
yesterday. Marksberry. farmer and
iormer pastor, as sentenced to life
The torso of Glenn's bodV w
found buried on Markaberry'a farm.
The head, arms and lags have not
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Doctors in Capital
Up In Arms, Result
Of Blanlons Charges
WASHINGTON. B. C, May 8.
The District of Columbia Med
ical society is up in arms over
charges made by representative
Blanton, of Texas, in the house
that physicians here make a busi
ness of giving sick certificates to
Officials of the society denounced
Blanton, who came back with a
reiteration of the charges and. in
addition, declared some of the doc
tors make a living by selling
iN CENSUS RACE
New Jersey Metropolis Now
Has a Population Total
WASHINGTON. D. C Mar S- New
ark, largest dtr la : Jersey,
with a population of U.80. has
outstripped ClneinciBltati. which oat
ranked It In the last census. Cin
cinnati's population, recently tn
noaneed. Is 401.1S8.
Newark ranked as the fourteenth
city in Did with a population of S47,
III, an Increase of 1S1.39 over its
Washington, sixteenth city 10 years
ago, now outranks both Cincinnati
and Newark, with a population ot
437.tl4. Other figures include:
Lynn. Hue.. S.U8. increase 9S1S.
or 11.0 percent.
Bridgeport. Coniu. 14S.1S!, Increase
41.098. or 40.3 percent.
JAPANESE GOODS BURNED
IN CHINESE BOYCOTT FETE
San Francisco. Calit. May 8. Pre
ceded by a parade In Chinatown, in
wnico nunareas or tmnese partici
pated, a huge bonfire was made last
night of thousands of dollars worth
of imported Japanese goods. The
merchants carted the Japanese goods,
including silks and other fineries.
tress their stores to the street and
with a ceremony the torch was ap
plied. 40 FTITEl
I Beaumont, Tex., May 8 A delayed
message xrem oodvuie, Taylor
county, Tex , received here tells of
the fatal flogging of a negro, Charles
Arllno. Tuesday, by a body of about
40 masked men on the road between
Wood vi lie and Kountse.
The message said the masked party
intercepted officers who had arrested
the negro for threatening to whip
him. From evidence taken by the
coroner, said the message. It did not
appear the negro's death was in
tended. 3D DEGREE PLEA GETS FUND
FOR BOY HELD GIRL SLAYER
PoPntias, Mich-, May 8. Anson
Best, the young man who was con
victed last night of the murder of
Vera Schneider, telephone girl, and
sentenced to life imprisonment at
Marquette, will not be taken to the
northern Michigan prison immediate
ly. A movement to finance an ap
peal by popular subscription, began
Immetftately after the verdict, was
being continued today. Best called
on Heaven to witness his innocence,
and a purse was Immediately started.
it contains UTOfl today. He main
talned he had never known Miss
Schneider and that the confession of
fered by the prosecution was ob
tained from him ay beating.
been found. Some of Glenn's per
sonal belongings wi-e found In
Markesberrya possession. Marks
berry denied guilt.
Following his conviction. Xarks
bwry. father of four children, was
taken to the Covington. Ky. Jail and
is guarded today by state troops who
were present the last two days ot his
trial, to prevent another possible at
tempt to lynch him. as was the case
soon after his arrest.
had a chance to ask Henry Richards, a
aged 13. who Eves at 3722 Msntana
hard work securing new menthlyj
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but nearly all of my subscriptions were secured in
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As a matter of fact, Henry procured 17 new, one
month subscriptions, instead of 15, and he will go
to the Boy Scout camp at Cloudcroft for two weeks
This is z good tip for other boys who are work
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Capital of Utpainia Fell
Thursday Night, Says
Radio From Moscow.
HAD TO RETIRE
Battle, Says Russian Re
port, Lasted Until Foe
T ONBON. Bug-, May 8. Polish and
I ,. Ukrainian troops captured Kiev
Thursday night, says an official
Russian statement issued at Moscow
yesterday and received here by wire
less. The statement, says.
"In the Kiev region, during the
night of May 6 and 7, our troops en
gaged superior enemy forces north
west and southeast of KieV. Toward
evening the enemy broke into the
outskirts of town, but were held up
by our counter attacks. Later our
troops, in accordance with orders,
started to withdraw in order, to the
left bank of the Bnieper river.
Driven Back at River.
In the direction of Pytaloff. our
troops repulsed an enemy advance, Z
miles south of Krasny. In the direc
tion of Igumen (east of Minsk) the
enemy attempted to cross the Bere-
slna river, near Beresina village, but
was driven back across tne river.
Reports that Kiev had fallen were
current In Warsaw Monday, but sub
sequently developments showed these
reports to have been erroneous. To
day's advices from the soviet side.
however, seem to leave no room xor
doubt that the Polish campaign for
possession of tne city has oeen at
east temporarily successful.
Changed Hands Several Times.
The latest advices from Warsaw
on the Kiev campaign, received to
day, was filed tn the Polish capital
at e:so p. m. Tnursaay. incucaien
that the fight for the city still was in
Kiev, a city of 2&0.69O before the
war. is the capital of tite Ukraine.
The town has changed hands several
times in the fighting between coav
tendmg groups in the Ukrainian ter
ritory and the conflict between the
Benikine forces and the BolsbevikL
The latter have beea in pottstss.on mt
it since the collapse of the Benikine
army in southern Russia, last Decem
ber. FINE REBELS
Trieste, Italy. May 8. Gabriele
d'Annunxio today captured the Italian
steamship Baro Fejervary. bound
from Trieste to Catania, with a cargo
of grain. He sent two anti-submarine
craft to make the capture, which oc
curred In Quarnero bay. The captain
of the ship was ordered to proceed
FRENCH PAPERS PROTEST
POSTPONING SPA PARLEY
Paris. France, May 8. Reports of
a poss'ble postponement of the Spa
conference between allied and Ger
man delegates, from May 26 to June
10, have caused a universal protest
from editors of newspapers here.
They fear the meeting may be de
DOUGHBOYS TO SEE FIELDS
WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE DIED
Coblenz. Germany, May 8. Ameri
can doughboys will be given an op
portunity to visit points of interest n
the former battle zone of France,
through the efforts of army authori
ties, who have arranged for 10 dif
ferent tours of two weeks each, for
men on leave.
WOULD TRAIL BRITISH SUN
WITH RADIO FOR MONOPOLY
Washington. T. C May 8. The
Marconi Wireless company has of
fered to construct and maintain a
string of wireless stations linking
up every part of the British empire,
on which the sun never sets, if the
government will accord it full mo
nopoly rights over such a system,
said a report received today by the
department of commerce.
INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
LEAVES FOR THE SOUTHWEST
Wash In gton. D. C May 8. The
house Indian affairs committee.
headed by chairman Snyder, left here
Friday xor an inspection ot tne aew
Mexico and Arizona inaian reserve
KL 1'ASOAXS GKT CILYRTI3R.
Austin. Tex.. May 8. The charter
of the Hicks-Hayward company, of
SI Paso, was filed today in the state
department, with capital stock of
$59,000 The incorporators are John
Hicks. Mrs. Genevieve Hicks and B.
An Inquiry Into
A lleged Hoarding
Washington. r , May S. A reso
lution by representative Hudspeth to
day directs the department of justice
to Investigate reports that 160 car
loads of sugar are being held at El
Paso and if the sugar is being hoard
ed, that it be seised by the govern
ment and sold at a reasonable price.
The proved circulation of
The HI Pao Herald is nearly
twice that ot any other El
CLAIMED BY REBELS
Former Carranza Official, Fleeing From Chihuahua
City, Brings Circumstantial Account of Armistice
Said to Have Been Completed Between Villa and
Obregonistas; Describes Fighting of Eevolters.
THREE stale capitals in Mexico fell into the IiaBck of revolutionists Sat
urday through the revolt of Carranza garrisoaj, coincidently with an
unconfirmed report given out by revolutionises here that Mexico City had
been taken by Gen. BeBJarak HilL v
Sah31a. capital of Coahu3a, presidest Carrasza's hoae state; Zaca
tecas, capital of the state of Zacatecas. asd Agaascalieates. capital of the
same state, became revolutionary territory, when Gen. J. Agustin Castro
and Gen. Cesareo Castro. Carranza commanders of the garrisons, revolted,
with their troops.
Torreos. Coahufla. oae of the most important strategic points tr;
northern Mexico, also revoked, k was said.
Ralls and Wires Cut.
All rail and wire communication
between the United States boundary
and Mexico City had been cut. it
The report of the fall of Mexico
to the rebels was received from Chi
huahua by revolutionists here.
The convention which named presi
dent Carranxa provisional president
of Mexico met at Aguascalientea
Gen. Jacinto Trevino and his troops
who revolted against Carranza si
multaneously with Gen. Pablo Gon
xalea, were reported at Apiaaca. state
of Puebla. a junction point on one
of the mall routes from Mexico City
The rapidity with which the
"bloodless revolution" Is sweeping
Mexico Is not altogether to the liking
of the revolutionary leaders, accord
ing to Gen. F. M. Serrano, chief of
staff to Gen. F. Ellas Callea.
"So many Carranxa leaders are re
volting' said Gen. Serrano, "that we
find included In their number many
whom we would rather have remain
Armistice With. Tills.
A former Carranxa official flee
ing from Chihuahua City, arrived in
Juares Saturday morning, bringing
details of an armistice effected be
tween Francisco Villa, who is at
Meoqui, near Ortix station. 20 miles
southeast of Chihuahua City, and the
"Last Monday May X). he smM,
"Gen. Emsenlo Martinex. commander
of the ChlHwahtts City garrison, went
to arils far a conference with villa.
The bandit leader. dM not attend in
n. but sent Miguel TrtJlo. his
private secretary, to Ortix, with full
power to act. After a lengthy con
ference, Martines and Trfllo agreed
to an armistice, the terms of which
were that Villa was to remain at (
MeoouL without starting any offen
sive movement, where he would not
be molested by the new regime.
The armistice Is to remain in ef
fect pending the decision of gover
nor de la Buerta, in Sonora. as to
whether Villa's offer to Join the
revolution is to be accepted. Villa
at present is abiding by the armis
tice and Is at Meoqui with 209 men.
He has recalled several small scout
ing parties, to abide by the armistice
Praises Rebel Troop.
The same official brought a re
port of the battle at Chihuahua. He
said that during the fight Americans
and all citlsenry were safe and had
it not been for the firing, sons
would have known a battle was on.
The rebel soldiers deported them
selves well. he said. "After they
were In possession of the town, they
did not molest anyone or loot any
place. On April 37 they heard that
Gen. Pablo Qulrago was going te
Chihuahua with three big trainloads
of soldiers to attack them. This
caused them, because of their small
number to evacuate the town. They
went Salas and spent a day and
night mere. Then they learned that
they had been misinformed as to
Qulroga'a plana and that he could
not attack because his soldiers were
'-Gen. Ia-nacto Enriquex has taken
charge of the state militia of Chi
huahua and Is mainlining order, so
i hat federal troone mar be sent
south to attack Mexico City.
"InctdentaUy, Enriquex is- certain
to be the next governor of Chihua
hua. He could hare been provisional
governor already, nut rerusen. say
ing that he wanted to be elected di
El Paso Friends Of Irish Freedom
Denounce Article Written On Erin
As Biased, ConjecturalAnd Venomous
TIT JAMES J. MTJRPHT.
rreaUeat HI Paso Branca.
THE Commodore John Barry
branch's members ot the Friends
of Irish Freedom, ueslre to enter
vigorous protest against the article
by John L. Balderston, entitled
"Irish Terror Among Own People
Weed as Means of Breaking British
Power." which appeared May 1. 1K0,
In the week-end edition , The El
Paso Herald, purporting to give a de
tailed account of an inner ring of
terrorists in the Sinn Fein organ ixa
zatlon in Ireland.
Mr. Balderston admits that he
doesn't know and Dublin castle
doesn't know, who these men are,
and sanctlmonlouslv and unctuous
ly asserts, "I am glad T don't."
If he doesn't know, why docs he
pretend to take upon himself to en
lighten th American people' He de
clares that he wants to tell tne other .
bide, the ugly and sordid reality of
what it is easy to picture in distant
America as a brae and chivalrous,
struggle by an oppressed people
But column after column of the
article contains such conjectural ex
pressions as "the general staff of the
terrorist movement seems to have de
creed that death by secret assassina
tion must be the portion of any man
condemned in its secret councils for
betraying the cause. it is "-hls-pered".
"it is said", "if the current
story is true", "it -s believed"; "the
chief of chiefs of the terrorist organ
ization assuming that there Is such
a man," etc
And if Mr Balderston Is endeavor
ing to be impartial in relation to the
, mururr ol tn ioru mayor 01 cora.
To The Community
rectly by the people. After '- e
bnttla at Chihuahua, Earlcraes .
given a huge reception, which a
attended by tBousands. Had Or'ir
been there then he would Lae b--n
hanged by the people."
Coahnila Governor Flees.
Gen. Espinosa Mlreles. Carran
governor of Coahulla, which is t
home state of the Mexican pre den
fled with all the public funds
Monterey. Nuevo Leon, where u
rancistas were reported concent ra
lng to resist the revolutionist 2-,
Carranxa troops at Las j.ra
across the international bou oda -from
Del Rio, Texas, revolted. a
cording to local rebel leaders, ro,
mines and towns in northern C" -nulla
were reported in the hands . f
"Pledraa Nlegras across the bourr1
ary from Eagle Pass, Texas, wi.l fd
tofiay, the Announcement said. "G
Reynaldo Garza, in a telegraph
communication to president Car
ranxa. asked him to resign and &a 1
he was holding Laredo notwiths'a--
bag the fact his soldiers were on t
verge of Joining the revolutlcna
Ail railway and telegraph co
in unicat ion between Aguas CaTi'nr"
Zaeettcas, Torreon and Saltillo as
Luis Ca&tFs. mln&tar o? flnan"
under Car, has Had Mexico Ct
and- is now atteeaptrng to reach th
border ay way of Pledras Negras. ao -cording-
to inpdrts reaching Libera; -let
Constitutional leaders her.-. l
Alfonso Cabrera, a brother of Lui
who Is governor of the state '
Puebla, is said to have been capur-i
by "the forces of Gen. Pablo Go
sales,' Thursday, the reports stated
Another report zrom wuevo iareno
is to the effect that Pedro GonzaI?
an attorney, has issued a preplan?
tion demanding surrender to th
revolutionists within 34 hours.
The customs guards at Nuevo La
redo revolted Friday and report?
here indicate that Gen. Garxa fear;
to order an attack upon thm be
cause of the questionable loyalty o
his own troops to Carranza and
fear that such an order might pre
eipitato a revolt.
Gen. Pedro Villasenor. command
lng the Pledras Negras garrison. 1.
disarmed his soldiers, because '
doubts their loyalty, and ha oder
the arrest of CoL Rafael Maycotf
because the latter tried to induce .'
troops to revolt, according to wo-j
received by T. R. Beltrao. agent o'
the Liberalists In EI Paso It i
however, the belief of the Obregon
Istas here, that the entire norther
half of the state of Coahulla will t
tn revolt within a abort time.
. Others Ready to Turn.
A number of cities and towns -
the state already have sent the revo
lutionists word that the garriso-
are sympathetic with the revoluior
A bulletin received Friday inl
cates that the Camargo garrison, -Tamaulipas.
has revolted. This places
the revolt to some extent in e.tr
northern state of Mexico
Juarez was considerably suTriod
by the announcement Friday by tke
new mayor. Francisco D Gonzales
that chief of police Antonto Rue a
has been relieved of his dutifd ana
will be succeeded by Pedro J Ga
els, well known in Juarez. This s-
t Continued on page 3. column 3.'
Friends of Irish Freedom.
why does he make no reference :-
the verdict of the coroner's jury tfr-T
Thomaa McCurtaln met his death a
the hands of unknown mem be -3 of
the royal Irish constabulary'
The Jury's finding ought to ha -
at least equal weight with any state
meat emanating from Dublin casti
Furthermore, the Jury summons '
lord French and chief secretary Ma -pherson,
to appear as witnesses an I
give the proof Dublin castle taid
had. but they did not appear
We have overlooked many r
statements in the daily pape-s. ul
this article is so wanton, in-wa-ranted
and atrocious, so evidently 1 .
tended to Justify present riti-
repressive measures in Ireland it
thus perhaps prepare the mind? r'
our people for wholesale slaughtr
of the remnant of the Irish populi
tion, hinted at by the writer, that
is impossible not to egiater 01 r
Yours is the privilege to pub.iv
what you please in your paptr,
we believe that fairness requires th t
we be allowed the opportunity
controvert these envenomed mslr -a
tions. Such statements are not !iW
ly to promote the cordial relate
that should exist between Eagllt.
speaking peoples which all of us si
cerely desire, and which was the sub
ject of jour recent editorial cor
We therefore respectfully ask th
this resolution be given equal pub" -ity
and circulation with the artir-'s
against which we now t-o.s it1-0
serious objection a