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THE CAPE WEEKLY TRIBUNE AM) CAPE COUNTY HERALD
BREAKING CAMP AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS
POLICE ARREST AL
LEGED BRASS THIEF
RE HELD UP
When Arrested Had Large
(Quantity of IJrass in
KANE MAKES ARREST
Thought to Have Been Operating
in Vicinity for Sometime
Other Officials Interested.
Tri from Capital City
Several New Teachers Km- Stale Troops are Hurried In
ployed and Salaries to the Trouble Zone
arc Also Raised. Near Trinidad.
THILENIUS QUOTES LAW MINERS GO TO MEET THEM
fid lip and Passengers
RUNG IN CITY OF MEXICO
ship With Aeroplane Equip-
jnt Joins Badger's Fleet
Llaas is Closely Watched.
I I'W.Nf N v.s Sirvl.M. i
Cruz, April 25 After a thrllV
Iff in from .Mexico v ity, In which
tlwere repeatedly held up by fed-
troops, hissed und insulted, 150
lean, British and German refu
j have arrived here.
Bpeclul train from the capital was
in two sections. Eight miles out
era Cruz it was discovered that
racks bad been torn up. A relief
i guarded by bluejackets from the
isji warship Essex reached the
fed trains. The refugees were then
(sferred and the trip to Vera Crua
Ight hundred Americans are still
f in Mexico City. They are In the
ateat danger. During the last three
s serious anti-American demon
&tions have occurred. The Airier
a consulate was attacked and
Dd. The coat of arms was torn
American Shop Looted.
Lmerlcan shops have been looted In
caDltal and Americans have ap-
Lred on the streets at their peril.
were hissed, stoned and Insulted.
)n the trains arriving were iu
berlcans. 40 British and 60 Germans.
e refugees Included men, women
d children. Little attempt was made
) carry anything from their homes,
ley gathered such belongings as
By could and took the first train pos
)le from the capital.
The British bluejackets meeting the
at Tejerla were unarmed. Per
lesion was asked of Rear Admiral
etcher to send the bluejackets out
i a relief train, because of the Brit
h citizens aboard. When the train
as held up officials of the Mexican
ceanic rallw-ny and newspaper cor
(spondents who were taking photo
faphs were arrested by the federals,
i Aeroplanes to Be Utilized.
jThe bluejackets Interceded and ob
lined the release of all who had teen
iken into custody.
I Aeroplanes flying high over Vera
Irtiz and out over the surrounding
srritory on scout duty was the. pos-
Iblllty held out here with the arrival
f the battleship Mississippi. The ves
el, carrying an aeroplane corps,
olned the flet of Rear Admiral
The troops of flen. Maas. former
Military governor of yera Cruz, are
Should Admirals Fletcher and Badger
recelvo renorts that the reinforce'
ments Maas Is said to be expecting
are approaching, the aeroplanej couUl
quickly ta'.w! to th.) p.'r ad brins back
(reports of the positions of the federal
troops. An attack upon Vera Cruz H
more or less expected, but the Anier
lean officers do not l.?hevj It will be
attempted until Maas Is reinforced by
troops from Mexico City.
Still Raiding Houses.
Vera Cruz Is comparatively very
culct. Occasional sniping continues
however, and the marines and blue
Jackets were kept busy raiding houses
from v.hich shots were fired and maH
A ?rent quantity of ammunition was
found In a parochial church iron)
which there had been continual snip
ing. The marines arrested the padre,
who dropped to his knees in th
treet, praying loudly and protesting
LUIS TERRAZAS, JR.
Luis Tsrrazas, Jr, the wealthy Me
lean, held a prisoner for $260,000 rt
om at Chihuahua by Qeeral Frwa
eteoo Villa for the last three mewSs
la aald to have escaped ad mads 4Q
way aoth toward Mealeo Cttjs.
' I- W, jfj
Want Ads will give you results,
This photograph, taken at Fort Bliss, Tex., showing a regimen ot regular
Infantry breaking camp, Is typical of the scenes at many of thearniy pobU,
where the soldiers are getting ready for possible service against Alexlcc.
Old Man Who Has Eked Out
Existence by Hard Toil
Strikes it Rich.
SELLS FINE OIL LAND
Farm Considered too Poor to
Cultivate Sells for $300,
000 as Oil Prospect.
John Hreclier. familiarly known as
Axe Handles," one of the best known
characters in this vert ion of the
country lias met with a good piece
of luck of which hir many friends
will le pleased to leain. lor year."
this old German has earned his liv
inu liy peddling tool handles made by
himself by the old time jirimit ivc
methods and the quality of Lis pro
duet has kept up the demand and
enabled him to exist comfortably
In his native state of Michigan
it seems that John had abandoned
farm of whidh the land was too
poor to justify
tivate it, and
lieeil liiol'e (!
him in trying to cul
w l.irh l.i.s Ik". ' tofi re
: iltitiir.i id th.m mi
.Sunetin.e laM winter 1
wise to the fact that hi
worthier. laml holdings
in co:.l and oil, and some company
made him what would seem a (latter
inn offer for the purchase of the
same. 17 i said that when lie was
offered SOIO.UI'O of which SIOO.OOO
was to be taken in stock of the com
pany he turned the proposition down,
stating that he was ignorant of stock
matters, and that if the prospective
buyers saw fit to pay him s:il)0,0IM)
in cold cash, he would accept their
proposition and turn his larid over
to them. Matter ran on until n
few days ajio when the old fellow
came to the Cape with a load of
His brother who lives in Miehinan
had betn apprised of his intentions of
coming to the Cape, and accordingly
wired him at this place advising him
that the company had acquiesced to
his former demands, and that the
money was awaiting him when he
returned to bis old home anil made
The old fellow did not have words
to express liisdelight . He immediately
bought himself a suit of hand mi1
down clothes, and discarded his
overallls, leaving them in the room
he had occupied at the Aquamsi,
and before he left he told Mr. Rums
the manager that the next time he
came to the Cape be would sure
enough look like a gentleman. He
hurried back to Poplar Bluff with his
team, and from there expected to go
at once and gather in the handsome
fortune that awaits him.
Chicago, April 25. The slxty-sey.
enth annual convention of the Zeta
Psl fraternity opened In this city with
Haadauarte.r at the Hotel La Salle.
French Medal for Peary.
Paris, April 25. The Geographical
Society of Franoe made the formal
award of Its grand medal to Rear Ad
miral Robert E. Peary In recognition
of his contribution to geographical sci
ence br the dliooverv of th north
FALL IN LARE
Nuevo Laredo is Burned and
stroyed by Dynamite.
HUERTA SOLDIERS KILLED
Border Guards Turned Their
Guns on Mexicans and Their
Army is Routed.
Lcrado, Tex.. April 21 The thrifty
Mexican border town, Nuevo Laredo,
directly opposit this city was reduced
to ruins tonight, having been de
vastated by dynamite and fire by
Mexican Federal soldiers, whose orgy
of destruction began late today and
did not end until the gulls of the
American border control forced them
to flee southward. Several Mexicans
were seen to fall and two are known
to have been killed b the Au.irican
Several quick skirmishes between
the Americans and Mexicans, were
indulged in before the troop trains
pulled out of the burning city, but
tl.ere is no evidence tonight that
the shooting had been cliective.
Property in Nuevo Laredo v;.s
dan. aged to the extent of S:.tMI.(MM).
The 1'nitcd States I'onsulate. Munici
pal liuilditig, Post Office, Theater ami
I 'bun- Mill, and the Railroad shops
of the Mexican National Railway
were destroyed. The American sec
tion is being controlled by 1". S.
troops and hundreds of refugees have
rushed over the border. Moth inter
national bridges are safe, and in
Laredo there was no damage. Two
men were killed in undertaking to
dynamite the bridges.
Washington April 21. According to
a dispatch dated at Vera Cruz.
.'5:21 p. m. toda-y, received by the
navy department some lOnglish engi
neers of the Mexican National I!.,
and the chief dispatcher, an American,
were arrested, the American being
released later. The engineer had not
been released at hist report. All the
Dnglish locomotive engineers of
Mexican railways are report ei
have been arrested and place,
jail in the cigar factory Orizaba
Austin, Tex., April 21. Within
the next ten days. Gov. Colquitt
expects to have at least 10,001) troops
along the Rio Grande border. The
first regiment of the National Guard
was sent to Urownville today and four
more regimenst will follow. Resides
this force the home guards are now
being organized ami will number
more than 5,000.
Vera Cruz, April 24. Nelson ()'
Shaughnessy, the American charge
d'affaires at the City of Mexico,
with his family and Consul General
Shanklin and his staff arrived in
Vera Cruz tonight. Several of the
American refugees who boarded the
train were held in the capital, having
been removed from the train by
Mexican authorities. Mr. O'Shaugh
nessy stated that up to the t i mo he
left the City of Mexico he was not
molested iii any way and went thru
the city by automobile without
hindrance and unprotected.
Washington April 25. The atten-
Strict Uopardfor Law Causes t'n
mindfulness of W ishts Kxpn as
id at Legal Election.
At tin meeting f the
hoard, held 1 ridav night at
Rr.'adway school, several In:
di maiiding immediate att 'litioii
1 . H r I
brought up aiiddisposed of.
Several applications for school cen
sus liiniiiierator wire received and the
work was awarded to C. O. Dawson,
who agreed to undertake the task
for ls4 cents per head.
The salaries of the teachers in all
the schools were raised on an average
of from $2..V) to $5.00 per month.
I'pon the recommendation of Supt.
Crocker a number of teachers were
employed for the coming year, and
all recommended by him were ac
cepted with the exception of two
non-residents whose applications will
receive further consideration of the
It was decided that all the janitor
except one would be suspended during
vacation, and the board agreed that
Superintendent Crocker should select
the one to hold over.
In the matter of taking action to
ur supplying the vacancy made by
Thilcnius' defeat, and Nunn's ineligi
bility, Mr. Thilcnius expressed him
self as not entirely satisfied with
the opinion rendered by Oliver &
Oliver. He requested that the whole
record of the controversy be sent to
the State School Superintendent with
the request that the Attorney Gen
eral's opinion be given on the subject.
Mr. Thilcnius expressed himself
as not seeking the position nt all,
but that us a patriotic citizen he felt
legally bound to retain his seat re
gardless of whether the voters wanted
him or not. He seemed to lament
the fact that the people wire so igno
rant as to seek his removal after they
had thrown him down at the election,
and after a spirited exchange of words
with President l'hillips, he was quieted
when it was decided by the Hoard to
submit the matter to the District
Attorney through the State Superin
tendent. In his persistency, Mr.
Thilcnius displays the spirit of the
Irish juryman who iin speaking of
the other members of the body on
which he was serving, said that they
were eleven of the stubboriiest men
he ever sawk When President Phillips
advised him that for every 20 men
favoring his stand there were 100
opposing him. Mr. Thilenius did
not -.ceii i to be much disturbed, and
it looks as though the only way to
move him will be to draft him into
the military service and take him to
tion of the American government dur
ing the greater part of I ralay and
today was concentrated on restoring
order at Vera Cruz, and expediting
the departure of Americans from all
parts of Mexico. A watchful eye
was also trained on the traiis-i-oiiti-uental
boundary between Mexico and
the I'nited States, for any signs of
hostility from the Mexican consti
tutionalists. A long meeting was
held by President Wilson and his
cabinet, and optimism seemed to
prevail both in their demeanor and
discussion of the sitation. At the
conference of the State Deparlent
between Secretary iiryati and repre
sentative of the Mcxicoaii constitu
tionalists dispatches were sent to
Gen. Carranza. strongly advising him
to remain neutral, and assuring him
that the American Government in
tended to withdraw its forces from
Mexico just as soon as satisfactory
reparation had been made for offences
committecd by llinrta. Carranza
was advised that by assuming a
hostile attitude, he would draw all
Mexico into war. lluerta would be
perpetuated and that constitution
alists cause lost in the melee.
Vera Cruz, April 2.". Owing to
the flight of .Mexicans in authority
here, five branches of the city govern
ment have been organized and are
being filled by Americans. Nelson
O'Shaughnessy has arrived from the
Capital city and reports many Ameri
cans held as hostages at interior
points. Four Americans were reported
killed bv mobs in the City of Mexico.
City of Mexico, April 2.V This
rity is in u state of intense excitement
and Huerta's refusal to declare war
is in line with his apparent policy
of causing Americans as much trouble
us he can. However, Carranza's
action, and not Huerta's will deter
mine tho future course of the I'nited
; Trains Jammed With Hefuees
a n. J Towns Depopulated
Death LLst Lare.
. N t ' l UM S..r U;-.
Trinblad, Ohv, April I'D. About 000
Kate militia Irom Walseuburg went
into the strike zone, where disorder
in the last few days have resulted iu
heavy loss of life which may run Into
Aguilur, normally a thriving mining
ami agricultural town of 2.000 popula
lion, Is almost depopulated. Terror
ized by the events of the last four
days. In which the strikers' oolouy at
Ludlow was wiped out iu a battle be
tween strikers arid militia and tha
mining camps of Empire, Southwaat
eru, Rordheod and Royal wore
wrecked or burned, tho citizens hara
fled In all directions.
The train which reached Trinidad
from Lynn, the nearest rafiroad sta
tion, was jammed with trfugees from
the center of the disturbed district.
Many families have fled to calf h dot-
lug ranches and other towns jut of
the strike tone. The town's water sup
ply Is cut off by the destruction of the
pumping; plant, which also supplied
the culnpB at Hastings, Delagua and
Similar conditions exist in probably
a dyzen mining camps In Huerfans.
and Las Anlmaa counties.
Families Flee Into Mlns.
The fettling of relief over the an
nouncement that all tho women and
children entombed In the wretched
stope of the Empire mine had been
takeji out safely was turned to gloom
agafn by ews that the Southwestern
mine had been razed and 0 more min
ers, their wives and children and a
number of guards have fled Into the
mine entrance to escape a hall of lead.
Strikers cleared away the wreckage
at the mouth of the Empire mine, and
after a parley with the entombed pris
oners conducted three women, two
children and Supt. William Waddell,
who was wounded, to a place of mle
ty. 3. Slple, president of the com
panjr.'rafused to leave the mine.
CLIFTON. KKLLY SHOWS
TO 11HING GOOD HLLIt
TO THE CAPE
The following extract from the
Winona Times will perhaps serve
to enlighten the citizens of the Cape
of the high-class entertainment to
be expected when the Clifl on-Kill v
shows make thier appear.. I. ee in the
Cape on Monday April 27th.
Clifton-Kelly Shows Pleasing All
The street fair and carnival has
been going merrily along all t his week
and is attracting large crowds every
afternoon and night to the carnival
grounds. The Clifton-Kelly shows
are (he largest and best combination
of the kind ever seen here, and the
people of Winona and the surround
ing territory are showing their appro
nation of their splendid attractions
by giving them liberal patronage.
Large crowds of our citizens of
the city ami county are seen every
afternoon and night on the midway,
ami at night with its hundreds of
Hi ill t i colored electric lights the mid
way presents a scene of gaity that
rivals the Mardi diss days of New
The Clil'ton-Kelly shows are es
sentially a big city show, playing
such cities as Natchez, Yicksblll'g,
and Jackson. At Nachcz they fur
nished all the attractions for the
I'irenien's carnival, at icksburg all
the attractions for the Heaver's
Tree Street Fair, und played Jackson
for two weeks, during Christmas and
New Years week.
This company has the most up to
date carnival shows ever seen here.
They carry a good band that gives
free band conccerts daily, and for
a free attraction they carry the great
Guthrie family who give two per
formances daily of their wonderful
aerial act which is free for everyone
Of the two riding devices carried
by this company too much cannot
be said. The big Ocean Wave is
a new attraction here and is proving
popular, while their Jumping Horse
Merry-Go-Itound which is said to be
the finest machine of the kind ever
brought into the state is certainly the
best one ever seen here and is being
patronized by the best ladies and
children of the city.
Friday and Saturday are the last
two days of the carnival and are
sure to be red letter days for Wi
nona as they are sure to bring large
crowds from the country if the
weather continues favorable.
A young man giving his n.-mc as
John Oavis and claiming now In re iu
palliculal as his home, was arrested
Saturday morning at about one
o'clock by Oitieer Fred Kane, who had
been attracted by the suspicious
actions of the prisoner.
Daws was seen going up the rail
road tracks toward the depot, oil the
Fast Side, lie was pushing a bicycle
on which was tied a bundle of some
sort. As he approached the depot,
Mr. Kane slipped around o then
North end and met him. When ipies
lined the suspect stated that lie w:
going up the road and that the bicycle
was his own property. When the
otliccr asked him about the contents
of the sack lie was carrying, lie started
to run but was quickly sciccd and
hi-ld. Investigation developed the
fact that the prisoner had iu his
possession 85 pounds of brass, some
of which was very valuable. He de
nied having stolen the goods, and
stated that he had purchased them
from a negro in lllmo, and that he
had paid $:S00 for the lot. Men
familiar with some of the pieces
stated that one of the articles was
easily worth J70. when new, being an
important and complicated attach
ment to a steam engine. The sack
containing the brass is supposed to
have come from the cement plant
as it was apparently new and bore
the factory mark.
This man had been under the sur
veiletiee of Officer Kane for nearly
a week. He was first seen by the
officer on Monday morning, going
North on Spanish street, riding bin
bicycle ami carr.ng a bundle. Ho
was seen again two mornings later
coming along the same route, but
carrying a different looking package.
Several times during the week in the
early morning hours he was observed
making his way toward the North
pail of the city on his bicycle.
Since his arrest it develops that lie
was in the habit of leaving his bi
cycle on the Fast side of the depot
each morning. The presumption now
is that he would rice out of the busi
ness section and secrete his loot at
all hour when there was little danger
of hi ing seen, lie stated that he hud
been selling his brass scraps for six
cents a pound to local dealers.
Special Agent Wilson of the Cotton
Helt came to the city to examine the
prisoner to ascertain whether or not,
hi- is the party for whom search
is b-.-iiijr tiki 'e by his company on
the charge of stealing brass. Mr.
Sontag of the cement plant was called
to examine the supposedly stolen
goo. Is, but failed to identify any of
them as being the property of his
company. An engineer from the
cement works has been sent for and.
it is thought that he will be able to
identify some of the goods as having
Davis, as he calls himself, is well
dressed, and presents a good appear
ance, although he has made some very
confusing statements in regard to his
Ollicer Kane, is deserving of com
mciidahlc mention for the manner in
which he maintained his watchful
ness, finally resulting in an arrest
which it is believed will verify the
suspicions that a dangerous thief
has been placed in custody.
YOING MAN WILL COLLECT
Stanley Wright, formerly of this
city has returned from San Francisco
on the advice of his attorneys in
order that final settlement of his
claim and judg nt for S.V000 against
the C. G. A N. liailroad might be
effected. He was injured three years
ago while in the employ of said
company, having suffered the loss of
a fig. He states that in his suit for
damages he secured judgment for
J.),0t)0 and that In- ha been instruct
ed to report here in order that all
matters attending final settlemtn may
be properly disposed of.
vaivaman noooea or as 3)00.
' Chicago, Aprlt 25. William J. An
ton, jewelry salesman employed by
Durand & Co., Newark, N. J., was
robbed of Jpwelry valued at $35,000. A
porter disappeared with his sample
case, ha told the police.
Aeroplanes Offered U. 8.
Chicago, April 25. Eleven aero
planes, the property of t,he Aero Club
of Illinois, will be sold or given to the
I'nited States government for use in
Mexico lii the event they are needed. '
Washington, April 25. The heads'
of all departments except Secretary I
Hryan seem to favor an early caui-
paign against the City of Mexico.