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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914.
Thin statement I the foundation of th
charge. It In "as follow :
AKHKTS.
Merehsndl Ull.tSOt
CMsh
Outstanding account
Hulldlna bs -ml ( 14th street.
Fixtures In Ihn X nr , ,..
Horses and wn(ntn ,
Insurance vslue of fnllilft.. ,
latsrsst paid In advance
ill.lll.TI
Hl.tlT.M
30MTI.1I
Ts.m.ll
Total
LlAllll.ITinM.
mils ratable
ACCO
Cspl
Accounts payable.
lai
II.IIMIMI
)H.00 00
ldl,7J.7
1,1(1,111 10
It. KIT, 11 II
Tatal
The Indictment riddles tills statement
almoat Item by Item. It la charged that
Instead of merchandise valued at IISS.
JGI.T the merchandise on that (late Was
valued at I7M.35. Instead of 1135,5771.75
eash on hand there wna only fllS.OOO.
Instead of bills payable being only
SHCOOO they were 1565,000. Instead of
.iccounla pa) aide being 1801,763.74 th
amount was 1531,000,
Altogether on the ona statement Instead
of there bclng net worth of more than
11,500,000 for the store there was a deficit
of 1300,000, showing It to be Insolvent.
Big I.lablltllea Ignored.
tn the same statement, the Indictment
continues, tlie makers had forgotten to
mention that nt that moment there were
forty-nine notes out against tho Four
teenth Street Store which totalled 1G6,
Mti that there were checks outstanding;
amounting to 1278,000, that there waa an
Indebtedness of. 13,79 duo the Uoston
storoi J2.R36 duo the Hlegel-Cooper Com
pany of Chicago: 1474,763 due the (Amu-
son Crawford Company: $15,006 due the
Merchants Impress and M.1S5 dun the
Hlegel Stores Company. The Indictment
sums up!
"That on February 3 the assets did not
exceed the tlnhllltlea by tho sum of
1.1E3.C3V,0S (which wns the amount
given as capital), but the liabilities ex
ceeded the assets, and It was wholly
worthless and Insolvent, nil of whleh the
said Henry Slegel and Frank H. Vogel then
mil there, knew,"
The witnesses named on tho back of
tM Aw4fM CynfStiH ft
Bank of tlv
Manhattan
C o m p any
FRKtlDINT
4tephn Baker
VICE f RUIDENTi
Henry K.WHarg-Plerre Jay
CAIHI1R.
D.H.Plerten
Capital 2,050,000
VJm want your account
114. Years at
40 Wall Street.
BENTON CASE MADE
HUERTA STRONGER
'orcigncM In Mexico City Now
Hope Waiting Policy Will
Be Abandoned.
Dictator Has Been Ablo to Get
Ample Funds and HIb Fol
lowing Is Growing.
SCI
rn
Henry Slegel.
this iiidlctmem are Charles llrlmm. Will- j
lam Johnson. Oliver J I'llot, Arthur
risens. Uduard C llvans, Hubert (J, Mc
.MeekUi, Sydney J. IUruunn, Herbert K.
Howell and Henry t. Illce.
In the Indictment the fact that the
amounts actually due were stated with
precision was a mystery until after the
men had been arraigned before Judge
Hosalsky. Then Air. Whitman removed
the seal of secrecy. The little ledger and
th tnff,mif nf the tu-n p,in fMt.ntlnl men
had supplied everything which expert I
acoountants without the power of Irn- ,
posing an oath had not been able to
I. using Veatare for Vesrs.
The New Vork and Ilostun stores of
knowing that ha m Indicted and shortly
to be arraigned nnd knowing Also that
United State deputy marshals were liav
Ing ft hard time to drive depositor out
of tho building, would not answer many
uuewllons yesterday afternoon. He re
fused to tell what became of money and
stock of his corporation on the ground
that lie mlnlit bo Incriminated, but he
did reveal some of his own personal af
fairs. He said that lie had between
160.000 nnd 11 00,000 In life Insurance
which was insula out In favor of hi
daughter, "Mm. Cavemdlsh." liow residing
In l.nglnnd.
Ho aald also that rp to last December
7io had an lixwmo of about lis.ouo from
ono part of the buslnoM, of which he
ixilil his wife ISR.goo n year. They nnd
heiui w.parnted for four years, ha aald,
He Nild lior about 92.S00 last December,
which was nil he could apare. and had
paid her nothing since. When thy hud
pnrteM (he got the paintings nnd hric-a
brae nnd ha got a few piece of furniture
which have slire been fold. He owned
no property. All he had owned wa In
tho II, H. Ileal ty Compeuiy. the stock of
which wu pledged with Leo A. Prloe on
tho leaae brought from Itothenbcrg &
, Co.
While Rlegel waa testifying the deputy
marshals at every door outslda were kcp
Ing the crowd back. There wtre threats
In plenty, i. When It was announced that
the-hearing had been postponed to next
Tuesday afternoon there were shouts of
i "limit; nini out r
.Marshal Henkel got Slegel and Louis
H. Levy, his lawyer, Into his room and
then rushed them over to the private ele
vator which lends down Into the Interior
of thu l'oit Oflce. While the crowd was
surging at the main entrances the mer-
I chant wns taken out the siae aoor ana
onin a northbound Hrbndwny car.
Vogel was waiting for them and shortly
after 4 o'clock the two men appeared ax
I thu Criminal Courts Building accompanied
by H. V. Hartmaiiu of the law office of
Stnnrhfleld it Iwvy,
itnih men were nlslnlv 111 St ease. They
I went first to Ml. Whitman's office and
hen down tn Tart 1 of the (leneral Ses
slons, where Judge Hosalsky adjourned a
case for u few minutes. Hoth men
pleaded net guilty to all Indictments and
the bond of a surety company was ap
proved. The defendants wera given until
.March 1 to acmur to tne inaicimeni.
I Tiim will h a sneedy trial for the men,
according to the District Attorney's office.
UNHURT BY EMBARGO
CARRANZA SUBDUED BY U.S. NOTE;
MORE TROOPS SENT TO BORDER
Rebel Leader Accepts For
eign Protests Made
Through Washington.
ENVOY BRINGS REPLY
frit a ipftftt CorrttponAnl of Tss Sr.
Mnico Citt, Feb. 25. How flsstlng
was the hold of Francisco I. Madero on
the people of Mexico was demonstrated
last week, whan tha Installation In the
Presidency of Oen. Huerta waa cele
brated. There wan a brilliant ravlew of
troops and fifteen Maderlsta deputies
were released from ths prison In which
they had been sine Huerta'a dissolution
of Congress. The Spanish have- a pitiful
saying : "Qus solos cstan los muertosl"
(Ifow lonely are the dead I) There wers
few to remember Madero, who had bean
dead for a year. A few women want out
to the cemetery and laid flowers on his
grave. That was all
Notwithstanding th allegations of the
Carransss and tho Villas that thy took
General Delays Trip to Re
ceive State Department
Representative.
TEXAN'S' DEMAND GRANTED
Two Infantry Regiments Des
patched to Eagle Pass
and Laredo.
Douoma, Arts., Mareh M. Oeo. Car-
ransa absolutely reversed his former post
tlon In regard to tha right of the United
Mates to Investigate the Benton or any
....tl, M.rnf M.ri.M ltiwir cases in an i...- . ......
ri " L. . ;V:. .. ,: blowing long conference with Atnen
can Consul Blrmloh. who delivered i
note from the State Department.
The leader said that tn the futurs hs
would be willing to recslv complaints
In Derscn from foreigners who had suf.
fered either physical or pecuniary In
juries In rebel territory and If It waa Im
possible for the aggrieved persons to ap.
poar personally he would take the matter
ud with dlDlomatls officers of the In-
and vindicate the Constitution, the truth
Is that Madero Is little missed by hU
country, which considers him much bet
ter dead. The puppet of the cleverer
members of his family, he undertook to
regenerate the country, only to bring
upon It greater Ills, not the least of
which wns tho shameless grafting of his
relatives, with whom he surrounded him
self In places of high power.
Long before he was removed ne nan
News of the Day in Mexican Situation
Oen. Carranta announced yesterday that he would accept representations
from th United State regarding all foreigners In Mexico.
This chanft In the leader's attitude followed a conference) with American
Consul Simplcti, bearer of a note from the State Department
The N'lnth and Seventeenth Regiments, United States Infantry, stationed
at Fort, MoPheraon, Georgia, and Fort Logan H. Hoot, Arkansas, received
orders jrecterdajr to proceed to the Mexican border.
These rglments will be) stationed at Eagle Pass and Laredo, Tex.
Oen. Felix Dlas returned to Washington with a new plan for the settle
ment of the Mexican problem. lie will announce) his plan later.
Proceedings were be run tn the Federal court at El Paso for the release of
the l,S Mexican prisoners held at Fort Bliss. ,
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has agreed to hear a group of
Mexicans on conditions In tho southern republic.
Americana In Guadalajara, In the State of Jalisco, have mads a formal
protest against demands for funds by Huerta's commanders.
Gov. Colqultfa attitude on tho Mexican question was Indorsed by 1,000
cattle raiser In convention nt Fort Worth.
Gen. Iluerta has consented to abandon his plan to establish a Government
bank.
HUERTA GOVERNMENT
BANK PLAN DROPPED
De la Lama Tersnadcs Movican
Executive to Difieard V.
nanoial Scheme.
shown himself utterly Incompetent to I ju a person's country. If that country
Inaugurate any of the reforms hs had ?u p" " ... ' ,.llv. ,M .
territory ho will negotiate rih any dip
BISGHOFF MANAGER
SAYS HE IS BANKRUPT
Alfred II. Post, Accused
Hunking Partners, Files
Voluntary Petition.
by
a .nl.int.H. tlHnn In tinnkriintrv waa
the Klegel companies have been actual nlf(1 ln thf Unlt(Hj ,fttes District Court
losers for years. The whole system of hv Alfred 11. I'osL head of tha
financing grw up out of that fact. They ; (.,ortn and Importing branch of the
persisted hi going ahead, ulthough there I ,wikjng firm of Henry Blachoft Co..
waa hardly n hopo that they would ever ,,.ttint which a petition was filed on
win out. The Fourteenth Htieet Store, jnUttry jj.
had as It .s, was equalled by the. William J. Becker and James ). Menr,
Simpson-Crawford Cnmpnny and the I ion.in.4w of the late Justloe Illachnfr,
Uoston store wna worse. ; ,,artnerl, in th banking business, In their
The losses annually ran up above JiifiO,- (p.umonv b.,for Hankruplcy Comnja
000. This had to be made up. The i sonrI. rjilchllst tdamcd Post for the
private bank w,h one recourse. From f.uuro of their banking business. Post,
the moment It wns opened on no capital ' tn(,j. ),) drctlved them lno believing
Its money was thrown helter skelter Into ,... .h exporting and Importing depart-
the enterprises. The Hlegel Htores Cor- ,n,nt was doing a prosperous business.
poratlon was organlsol with flO.flflO.COO
capital, of which 12,000,000 was preferred
stock. That preferred stock was sold and
the money put Into the business. Htlll It
WSS not enotiKh. It was necexsury for the
whereas It was actually losing money. In
addition, they said, Post overdrew his
commissions to the extent or about ISO,-
000.
Post In his schedules admits mat tna
stores to buy goods nnd to irn to the nischoff ledxera ahow that he owes the
banks. It waa then the Juggling and firm f.25,000. He says that he owe an
bookkeeping began. I extra 15,000 on a note made out toy him
In the year 1911 the Fourteent Htreet 1 nna cashed by the bank.
Htore had an actual loss of 1210,000. 'I lie 08t asserts that his assets amount to
little book showed that. Thorn waa a , tj.002 and his apparent liabilities to
mestlng In February, 1913. at which this 192. gji. Ha asks leave, however, to
fact was niailo clenr,
"Tou must show a profit of IIS.OOO,"
was till' command to one of the men, nnd
thta bookkeeper taking up the books
twisted figures, chanftd liabilities Into ns
amend these liabilities later, as he fears
ho may be held llabla for money owed by
the tianktna- Arm to export shippers.
During his connection with the Blsehoft
banking house, he says, various shipments
1 and showed, so that any bank man on wire made by him which were frequently
Inspection could see. that the store ' accompanied by drafts covering oolleo
actually earned a few dollars less than tlnns from foreign consignee The col
the sum demanded. The same plan was . iM.tinns. he aald. wers made by Henry
followed In other years. A almllar system , Dinchoff A Co., but many of tho shippers
never were paid.
Soiree for Turlrtah Madesita,
Columbia's Ottoman students are to
have a soiree In Karl Hall to-morrow
night. Dr. Talcott Wllllama, director of
the Columbia Hehnnl of Journalism, and
nieini Ilev. Truklsh Consul-General, will
address the Ottoman students between
selections nf Oriental music. There are
twenty-five Ottoman students at Colum
bia
50 It
was In vogue for the Simpson-Crawford
Company and for lloslon, nccotdlng to
the District Attorney's ofllce.
Financing of this character rec.ulred a
peculiar order of talent und so the
partners Insisted upon good pay. Slegel
drew a yearly salary of $70,nno nnd Vogel
160,000, They paid lo A. Frlrc JG,000
a year. He nas the inercliiitullsu man
from whom iliey had bought llotlienberit
A Co. He had nothing tn do with the
financing.
IIhiiU Alnn Insolvent.
The bank ivin mnli' nt from the start, I
the wllnriscs liau said, .illliout.il li n,
t.bln. tT.,i,w.i ,.i...i .l.iv frinn notiiA nf the
There was one Instnnre whlrh explained Nearer the Mark.
why the cicprrts were never auie t rollow
soiiio of the lo.tns. Sums In varying ,
amounts had been tnl.en from the bank
until on this particular sirles JT5O.O00 .
was due, It had been taken out In 'differ
ent amounts fui checks drawn to the order
of Prank n. VosiJ. Voxel distributed
thesa clucks here, and "rrt and rhe
stores, borrowing It In turn siiit tlnlr
cheek to the bank. Tlifte etiecks wee
novcr cashed, but were carried as "c.ish
on hand." When the tTno.ooo was
reached some one demurred."Vhat aro w
going to do with this stuff?'' he asked,
This was answered quickly All the
checks were dfJitiojcd, thus wlplni out
the Indebtedness.
When tlie Hlegel Stores Corporation was
organised 1710,000 of the pr ferred stock
was sold abroad, They took this 1 7 CO.Ooo
and 500,000 more und buught up some
bonds outstanding atinlnst tho Slmpmn
Crawford Company, tho stock of which
was owned by tho stores lurporutlon,
Tbess bonds were cancelled and the aenets
of the company marked up tsOO.oOO. The
same was 'done with the 1600,000 taken to
buy up some outstanding notes The notes
wers destroyed and the stock marked up
another u0,000.
"The surfaca has Just been scratched."
Mr, Train said lost night ; "w are just
beginning to understand. Wo will con
tinue the Investigation Into the Simpson
Crawford Company, the Tloston store and
even Chicago. If the facts warrant It"
FJItgel. bes OdtrsmlaslmTsr OUohrtst,J
A yssr ago a csrtain New York de
partment store) employee! 13 type
writers anei 13 operator In Its
billing department. V
In December, 1912, the work done
by the operators aggregated
153,251 lines.
This store now amploys 8 Ellis
machines and operators.
In December, 1911, th work done
by the Ellis machines aggregated
190,755 lines.
In othsr words, with fivo Isss
operators, the output increased
nearly 2S, The fastest operator
showed an Increased efficiency est
over 85 1 the slowest 207 I tho
nverags lOZ'o
When wa say that tha Ellis ma
china will males a eavlng of 40
in tho cost of bitting, wo aro too
conservative. BO per cant, is
nsarsr the mark.
Say the word, Mr. Dept. Star
Manager, and we'll But an Ellis
in your office on trial. Frost
9M arssewey ttaird ).
s-msw, aatnsaaen oen a.
promised, as he waa helpless to hold In
check those who had made him a ruler
that they might gratify their emn cupidity.
After but a year Francisco Madero Is
remembered. If he Is remembered at alt
only aa a foolish visionary, who brought
opon his country endless woe.
Harris Stronger Than Ker.
For a year Huerta has maintained him
self In th Presidency In doflance of
President Wilson a mandate and nt the
end of that year, during which President
Wilson has sought to discredit and weaken
him. he finds himself stronger than ever,
more favorably regarded by the nations
of Europe, with a laMer, better equipped
and better disciplined army, and by com
parison with an atrocious Villa nnd
Zapata and the futile Carranta he has
gained greatly In the esteem of his own
countrymen.
In spite of the financial embargo, which
has been the letst Ineffectual part of
President Wilson's policy of non-rerocnl-tlon,
Huerta has been able to obtain fund
with which to run his Government and In
crease his army, and although there may
lw no Immediate prospect of his putting
down the revolt there Is still less prospect
of the rebels triumphing. With the meas
ure of Washington s approval, whatever
measure that may be, now vnjoyed by the
revolutionists they can prolong their bar
barous warfare Indefinitely, which they
might not have done had It not been mad
easier for them to obtain arms and am
munition. It Is for these ressems that
Americans here, and Mexicans too, are
eater to snstch hope from Villa's stupid
murder of Benton, hope that It will force
abandonment of the waiting ana watcming
policy.
Jr twelve months the United States
has refused recognition to Huerta. Kor
fourteen months It withheld Us recogni
tion from Porflrlo Dins, and many are
asking If history Is about tn repeat Itself.
Huerta may not be as good a man or as
able a man as Porftrfo Diaz, but ho np-
pears to be qulto as good nnd quite aa
able aa any who nave preseniea to
elves In tha arena here since the over
throw of the old dictator. He betrays
none of the fatuity of Madero. the va
cillation of Felix Dlai, the futility of Car-
ransa or the barbarity or villa.
Yet little could be hoped for now rrom
his recoimltlon. however tardy. Madero's
successful revolt was possible only be
caih .Mexico hsd outgrown the nbiolut
lam by whleh Dla was able to govern ner
for thirty years, nucn a aiciaiorsnip as
hi will never be possible again, but Mex
ico has not grown up to the democratic
self-government which President Wilson
would hare her adopt. Her people muit
be taught the duties of citizenship, am.
thta can be done only from without It Is
useless for th United ntatea to ten me
Meslcans that they must govern them
selves constitutionally without teaching
them how to do It.
Would Weleesse Intervention.
This would not be saieh a herculean takk
as many Imagine. Experience has not
taught Mexicans either to trust or respect
one another, but they would quickly learn
to trust and respect Amerloan teachers
such as th United flute gave to Cuba
during the period of reconstruction fol
lowing the collapse of .Spanish domination.
The Cuban after centuries of misrule by
flPAln were by no means fitted to accom
iiifeh thn work of reconstruction them-
selves and the Mexicans ar far less fitted
rnr the task. It la In recognition of this
that all thoughtful person hero believe
Intervention I Inevitable and the only
means of preventing an endless sarins nf
revolutions sure to ensue If Mexico I left
to herself.
Mexicans would st first make some
show of resistance, but there would be
nothing like a war, Mexloan realize
their Inability to oppose the power of th
United State and the more Intelligent of
them know that only good could accrue
to them from the friendly nsststsnce of
the tiotlhern republic,
Nothlns In a long time has so strength
ened the position of Huerta a Villa's
murder of Benton. Foreigners are con
trasting the perfect safety enjoyed br
thern under the orderly Huerta Govern
ment with the Jeopardy tn whleh their
brethren live under tho lawless rule of
Villa's Constitutional!!. ......
Naturally, th newapapers controlled by
the Government make the most of the
matter, dilating upon the care With
which Huerta has protected foreigners
in his anxiety alike, to avoid International
complication and to have his Govern
ment appear before the world as ctvtllisl
and law abiding. They rehears the many
Instances of Villa's barbarity. Some of
th papers go to th extreme at declar
ing President Wilson responstbls for the
murder of Benton.
Most striking of all, however, of th
consequences of tha rebel leader's latest
crime Is the unanimity with which Ameri
cans here welcome the killing of a Ilrlt-
Ish subject for tnn promise 11 noios out
of an enforced abandonment of th wait
ing policy. Kvsrywhsre they are heard
to express themselves with grim satisfac
tion that at last something has occurred
in the Ire of a nation that pro
tects Its subject wherever they sr over
ill the surface of the globe. All bitterly
ssssrt that Washington will bs mors
stirred by tne Killing or one unguanman
than by th masaacr of a hundred
American.
With the Intimate knowledge due to
lone residence in Mexico tney say presi
dent Wilson I mistaken In his treatment
of the situation, und they are unable
complacently to see the businesses which
thy have built up by rears of endeavor
going tn ruin and the fortunes won by
their enterprise supping ,rrom mem,
s
assured th President that Gov, Cotqultt
in hi rather spectacular efforts to protect
Tex has not th support of tho majority
of the people of th State. The sending
of the additional reglmenta le therefore
regarded as an Indication of the attitude
of the Administration toward Gov. Col
quitt and designed to prevent Texans from
violating the International boundary.
While It has been shown that Gov, Col
quitt had no connection with the Vergara
raid It has been feared that tho success
of that venture might encourago a repe
tition of It In case other Incidents similar
to the Vergara case should arise.
OFFICERS EXPECTED ORDER.
lomatlc representative designated by the
Injured person's country.
As tho United States Is the only coun
try which has exrmplete consular repre
sentation throughout rebel territory this
Is equivalent to sn acknowedgment of
the right of this oJuntry to Investigate the
case of any foreigner In trouble In rebel
territory
Carranxa says, howevtr, that the United
States Is on the same basin with hi
Government as th nations which have
recognlied Huerta's Government because
uf thn failuse or the United States to
recognize htm. There must be no halfway
business, ha says. All damage case nf
foreigners will lie adjusted after the trl-
Simph of the revolution In accordance with
the plans previously announced.
Following thn arrival of Consul Rlmploh
here this morning Carranxa postponed his
overland trip to Chihuahua. Mr. Hlmplch
presented the reply of the State Depart
ment to Carranxa' recent note In rtcard
to the llenten affair. The two men were
In ronforence all morning, and to-night
Carranza delivered his reply to Hlmplch.
Though both refused to divulge the con
tents of thn note they said both notes
ware friendly In tone and will furnish
u working basis for the future. Carransa
said to-night hs would positively start
overland for Chihuahua to-morrow.
Seveafeeatk Bearteaent Ready to
tart for Hordr.
Atlanta, Oa., March 11. Officers of
ths Bventeemh Infantry at Fort Mc
Pherion wers not surprised to receive
order from th Wsr Department this
afternoon to prepare the regiment for de
parture to Iaredo, Tex., to do patrol duty
along the Mexican border. Tne omccrn
had been expecting the order for some
days. Kverythlng Is In readiness at Fort
Mcrherson and ths regiment win move
aa soon as trains are provided.
Col. J. T. Vanorsdal, In command of
the Uewenteenth, Is In St. Augustine, Fla.,
on a brief leave of absence. To-morrow
Is his sixty-fourth birthday and he Is pre
paring to retire from active service. In
his absence Major Martin la sating In
command of the reclment.
Two years ago the Seventeenth was or
dered to the Mexican border and was
there several months.
crossed from Naco were Interned at
Fort ftosecrans. CaL The United Ktates
Government claims the right to hold the
soldiers under the Hague agreement.
which requires that soldiers of another
nation who cross to a neutral country be
Interned. The applicants claim that they
are being; held Illegally and demand their
releass. The California case has gone to
the higher courts and no final dsolslon has
been rendered.
TROOPS HAPPY TO CO.
Silntk lafaatry MrarlMeMf Ready
Start Te-elsy.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March II. Prepara
tions were begun at Fort Thomas late
to.dsy to more the first and second bat
talions and machine gun platoon of tha
Ninth United fltates Infantry to thn Mexi
can border line. The troops have been
ordered to proceed Immediately to tho
southern border, and will be temporarily
stationed at Kagl I'as and Ijiredo,
Tnx., before getting fixed posts.
"W will be ready to go In twenty-four
hours." officers of the regiment declared.
There are (47 private and 35 officers
HOUSE TO HEAR MEXICANS.
Alary to firths; Them Before !"-
elgta AsTatrs Cosssalttse.
Waskinotok, March 11. Representa
tive AJney of Pennsylvania appeared to
day before th House Committee on For
elgn Affairs and obtained from that body
permission to produce before It en 8atur-
day a number of prominent Mexicans and
residents of tha United States who will
testify u to conditions In tho troubled re
public.
Mr. Alney explained that his action was
based on a recent letter from a Mexican
of high standing In the business world
who had Indicated that the'MexIcans were
willing to appear. In view of this ar
rangement action by the committee on tho
Alney resolution calling on thn Htate De
partment for facts regarding the safety of
Americans ana otner foreigners In Mexico
wan dererred until after tho hearing.
TEXANS UPHOLD COLQUITT.
0,000 Cattle Raisers Iadorse Ills Al-
tttaa Toward! Mexico,
Fort Worth. Tex., March 11. Gov
CO'.quitt, reburrcd yesterday, won out
to-day In his cfforti to Induce the Tnxas
Cattle Hateer Association to indorse his
Mexican policy. The contention, attended
uy a.uoo delegates, even went a step fur
ther and rejected a resolution Indorsing
the Federal Government's action regarding
Mexico. Yesterday tho same convention
refused to adopt a resolution favorlr.e
Colquitt's militant attitude toward the
southern republic, although the Governor
made a warm speecli before ending his
aggressiveness and defying tha Govern
men:.
To-day's resolution urged better protec
tlon of lives and property along the
Texas-Mexico line, R virile and 'imore
vlllgant policy than has heretofore been
observed at Washington and that ade
MORE TROOPS TO BORDER.
nth
aad 17th lafaatry ns to
Kaale Pass aad Laredo.
Washington, March 11. On repreeen
tattons by rienator Hhnppard and
llepresentativ Gardner of Texas that
the people on the Mexloan border are
apprehtnslve two regiments of Infantry
now at th fort. They have been waiting
for order to move and the declaration quale compensation be demanded of the
that they are to aee active patrol service , Mexican Oovtrnraenr for all losses. The
caused Jubilation. Twenty-four recruit I resolution also expressed satisfaction
wre received at Fort Thomas to-day, and wl" Colquitt' efforts to protect ranchers
ihev will so with the two battalion. ciiisens irom 1.1 raso to urownsviiie,
ri c t i-.nn. 1. it. im,n,t.i nf it,. The resolution was prepared by n com
VlMh llerlment. t-art of which Is sta. rnlttee and formally submitted and was
Honed at Fort I-ogan H. Hoots In Ar- c," acclamation without n din
l' .. sowing vote. Tho defeated resolution In
I doralng the Government's stand was In-
. ... . . h. .g. n. 1 uuuui.ru iruui ins iiuur.
rtiA UIAL. nstj veer rtv.
SINALOA CAMPAIGN HKGtW
Wealthy Mine Owners r'iiianrr.
Fight to Bid Stnto
of Kcbcls.
Mexican Leader Rack la Waafclnafon
to Bsplala It.
XJf a 1 f t KriMrt far frh 1 1 Cln. Tftlv
will at ono be added to th United HtaUs , Dttt and hi advisers returned to Washlng
rorces now patrolling th International ton to-day and ifave out hints of a new
boundary. This was snnounoed by Keo-, J'lsn to settle the Mexloan question which,
tv.- n ,1,1. ,.et..rnnn n waa nmiu. wuui-i -at.-.-c.u.j y
.J-l-r'Z ," ., : ... "verybody.
llie iriiiiriiv Minim . - -w t
ii in the Keventeenth Infantry at ortijiUerta
Mol'lierson, Ua., and the Ninth Infantry Announcement of thla plan le promised
nt Fort ljgan H. Hoots. Ark., and I soon.
i.'ei T,r.m Kv. Each will deuart for1 On ths occsslon of th I sat visit to
AMERICAN JAILED BY VILLA.
Released Only When Srarrlt of
Prison Is Demanded.
Hi. Paso, Tex., March 11, Anielmo
Melcmlez. an American citizen of Ilona
Ana county, New Mexico, and n close
friend of United Ktates Henatnr Fall, waai
ttxctal Cahlt Drtpnich to Tnn f t-v
Mexico Citt, March 11. Adolfo de Is
Lama. Minister of Finance, gave out this
evening hi promised statement regard'.nt
the plan for the establishment of a n
bank. ' Ho rays that, taking advantdict
of his absence In llurope, several i r
sons not connected with the Treasury li. 1
partment presumed to submit to lYcsldnt
Huerta n scheme for the foundation of
Government bank.
President Huerta, demonstrate eon
fldence In Do 3a Lama, eaya the latter
postponed his decision until tho return
of tho envoy from Europe. Henor de U
Lama ndds that he finally suo-ceded In
convincing Gen. Huerta tint thn tcherr.
was Inadvisable und would greatly preju
dice forclpi banking Interesta hern K
sides alarming the public ns was demon
etruted by tho panic nnd tho rl.e of lh
price of exchange.
Honor de la Lama concludes by at
Ing he Is convinced that President Hueru
will rely upon the patriotism of thn MeM
cans to contribute funds for the nork or
restoring peace and that the President hss
therefore finally rejected the plan for
Government bank.
Henor do la Lama made this nnnourcr.
ment after ti lonir conference with ?c".or
Klguero, president of the National line'
and the thrco other members of thn Met
Icon Cabinet who with do ln Lam.i bit.
terly opposed Gon, Ilucrtn's plan to es
tablish Government bank.
Henor Alcocer, Minister of thn lntt-in
said to-night that he know nothlns of th
announcement proml'ol by tha Minister
at Finance, but that he still hoped that
tho Government will establish a hank
thereby avoiding tho necessity of report
Ing to forced loana nnd taxes.
The rumor that the Government hs;
decided to abandon Its latest financial
rtchtm was welcomed by bankers her.
and the exchange dropped to 3 pesos for
one American riollnr.
Train service between Han Luis 1'otnsl
and Haltlllo has been dlrcontlnucd, a fore,
nf HOC rebels having attacked the IVdiril
garrison at tho station of Lnventura on
this lino. The garrison only number
100 troops, but tho fighting which bepnn
yesterday afternoon still continues, ac
cording to latest reports. Federal reen
forcementa are being rushed to the place
Ilebels am swarming between M
tercy and Laredo. The Nutlonal Iti
ways omclalu report that rebels nr tlnrc
on trains on the line brtwen Kaltlllo .i.
Agues Callentes, but the train i r .
has not been Interrupted.
Humors of rebel attacks at T r
and Masatlan are officially denied
The Government rcporta that
Hoohln brothers, two wealthy miners of
Blnaloa, have started a counter revolution
and have armed 600 miners, Willi fie.r
force they have recaptured Han Jure u
Garcia and other small touii" fin u t
rebel. They have communicated with
thn Federals and urn rieeiwnj; nmpi
ammunition. Their counter reolution is
spreadliiK rapidly throughout the Si tat.
of Sln.iloa,
ARGENTINA WON'T INTERVENE'
Plan in Join Other Powers Will NM
Re Considered.
Sptti4l Ca&fs Pnpatek to Tss Hr
IHtnos Arnss, March 11 It was Jtv
ily. The plan. It was said, will a prisoner In the Juarez Jail as a spy nounce-d to-day that thn Mce-Presldrnt ef
olve the recognition of either , all last night and wan only released when ' Argentina Is sending n letter to Argent In.
or Diaz aa President of Mexico. I friends appeared In Juarez to-dny and Minister, throughout the world ruyln
the border as soon as It can pack up and
obtain transportation.
The two freh regiments win ne as
signed to garrison duty at Eagle Pass
and Laredo. It Is explained that they
will take the place of cavalry detach
ments at those places, thus freeing them
of garrison duty and making them avail
able for active patrol duty along the Rio
Grande.
Theee two reglmenta detailed to the
border to-day have about 8!S men each,
and on their arrival the total number of
troop engaged In patrolling ths Mexican
border will be about S.500. In addition
there ar about 11,000 troop concentrated
at Galveston and Texas City organised as
a division.
rlrcretary Qarrlaon s official announce
Washington of Dla and hi friends It
developed thst what they desired was
assurance from ths United States that
Diss would be recognized as President
of Mexico If he succeeded ln obtaining the
office. Members of ths rlenate Foreign
Relatione Committee were told that Gen. Inquiry followed.
made, a second drmand for a search of ,",t this country Is not considering Juln-
the Jail. The military authorities pre-1 " r'" inierierenco in .nexi-o.
tended not to know Uiat he waa In prison wtul l1 the letter that It Ih nt
when first questioned. The man smuggled i neceary fur Argentina to Intervene
out a nieasase last nlsht bv William T. I
Wllllsmson. an American, of 121? Mont-! SALES OF FUTURES UPHELD.
gomery wrest, nan rranciaeo. wno was
visiting thn Jail aa a tourist Williamson
brought thn message to El Paso and th
Dlas could count upon th support of th
army In Mexico city In an attempt to over
throw Huerta by a roup d'etat. Gen.
Blanquet. Huerta's chief military com
mander, waa said to be ready to turn over
ths army to Dlas whenever th word was
given. Senators did not take any stook
In the proposals and Dlas was not Invited
to appear before the oommltte.
Advice to the State Department to-day
Lee Rparkman of Fort Worth. Tex., wa
fired on twlo by Juarez officers to-day
nnd locked up In JalL He had soma words
with n bsrtender and when the police
came he ran. The police shot at him
twice and then locked him up.
Juarex received tha news to-day that
Villa has Issued orders for the distribution
of farms among all his soldiers and all the
veterans of the Madero revolution as soon
ment of the detailing of the additional em Mexico. Ha has Issued a fresh order
troops was as follow: directing that protection be afforded tr) nil
"To sllay as far as possible tne rears foreign by Constitutionalist authorities,
of the people on the border th Presl- Representations In the rase or W. D,
dent took up with me the question of I Snyman. th Hrltlsh rancher in Chihuahua,
sending some additional troop there. A mad by th Htate Department to-day
Indicated that Oen. Carranxa la dolrur ns the men can be spared from the field.
what he can to prevent outrages upon the
person or property of foreigners In north-
reeult I havs ordered that the .Seven
teenth Infantry and the Ninth Infantry
bo sent there. Th Seventeenth Infantry
la now at Fort Mcrherson. Oa.. and the
Ninth Infantry Is now at Fort Logan II.
Hoots. Ark., and Fort Thomas. Ky. They
will be stationed at present st Bagls Pas
and at Laredo and th cavalry now at
those place will then be relieved for
more extended border work."
This action Is regarded as ths direct
result of the somewhat mysterious raid
across the border laat Saturday night
when the body of Vergara, the American
ranchman killed by Mealoaa Federals,
waa recovered and brought to ths United
States. Though It ha been established
that this raid was purely a private under
taking tn which neither Federal nor State
officers had sny part, it nas pnen repre.
anted from the border mat in people
there feared that bands nf Mexicans
would retaliate for th invasion of their
territory by making rails into tne united
States.
The renrasantatlons on th part of tne
Texan wre conveyed to th Whits House
by Senator Bheppard and Representative
Oardner or Texas, wno una inn t-rssi-dent
of their belief that mors troops were
needed. Senator flheppard ha for a long
tlm been active In seeking to obtain
United Stales troop for th border and
ha frequently brought about slight In
creases of the force engaged In the patrol
of the border, While the War Depart
ment has always ben rsady to do all In
Its powtr to afford adequate protection
for the American residents on the Mexi
can border, the Impression has for a long
tlm prevailed In Washington that th
enthusiasm of tha Texas towns for sol
diers was dus In part at least to the fact
that with saoh military organisation goes
ths expenditure of considerable sums In
wages and for supplies, must of which
find its way to the pocket or ths mer
chants of these towns.
The fsct that senator flheppard ha
been vigorously defending th President'
Mexican policy in anawsr to ov. Colquitt
Is alio regarded aa a pertinent factor in
the situation. The Senator has repeatedly
bore fruit In a report from Consul Letcher
at Chihuahua to the effect that th threat
ened seizure of Hnyman's property had
been averted on appeal to Villa at Chi
huahua, carransa la understood to be
Investigating ths Denton and llauch cases
and tb State Department has asked ac
tion of Huerta In ths Vergara casn.
See Vork Firm Lose Appeal
Against iimrulmm In Cotton Oae.
Naw OnAres, March 11. A dedVes
which In effect sustains th validity "f
the futures contract system of tlv Ne
York Cotton Kxchange was hndd do-"'
to-dny by tho United States Court of A.
peals hero In Um casn. of D. W J"jn'
ugiilnst Waldo P. Clement nt al
Appeal had bfHii taken by the defendar
from a verdict for 18.000.
The appeal wne chiefly based upon t'"
claim that the transaction Involved !
The lands are to be unassesssble for debt i nrlcll.al litigation waa a deal In futu-e'
nnd no family enn accumulate more than ami thercforo void, Thn rult stubbm-
one tract. The tracts are to be sixty-two ' contested for the I net ten year!", k
nnu a nair acres earn ana win tin die
trlbuted from land confiscated from Ter
rasas. Creel and other.
listed lit Columbus, On. Me Clement sn1
,iMSTninte.s are cotton broilers o' V '
Vork and .T.-unct? l!vri In H'nkr'v f!
i
SUE FOR MEXICANS RELEASE.
Proceedings Raask la Behalf of
3.O50 Fort RIUs Prisoners.
Ki, Paso, Tax., March 11. Habeas cor
pus proceeding wers Instituted In the
United Utatss District Court to-day for
the releass of Salvador It Mercado and
S.O0& others who are being held aa tirla.
oners at Fort Illls prison camp.
'ins naoeas corpus proceedings wer in
stituted by a local law firm acting for th
Mtxloan Oonul-Onral, Miguel B. Die
bold. The application prays that Uen.
Hugh Scott, oommander at Fort Oils, be
ordered to bring ths S,0C prisoners Into
court and show cause why they are de
tained at ths prison caran. The title of the
suit Is "as parts Valrador R. Msrcado st
al." IL It Gable of th firm employed
by ths Mexican Oonsul-Oensral has gone
id can Antonio ror tne purpose of ar
ranging If possible with th District At
torney. J. L. Camp, upon an agreed t&te
ment of facta to b presented to th Judge
who will hear ths application.
' Pr,,aln J"n tltutlonalist bank notes amounting
vr - r .utm vuun or ins westsrn
District of Tsxas. It now at View Orleans
sitting as number of th Circuit Court
of Appeals. For this reason asm other
reaerai juage, propaoiy w. T. Hruns of
Houston, wlU be designated to hear the
application and grant the temporary writ
The writ will probably be made returnable
during th April term of th Federal
court her and the demand for the appli
cant to be brought Into court will prob
ably bs waived by the attorneys for thm,
A similar case waa brought up In Call,
fornla when the Fedsral prisoners wb
ASK AMERICANS FOR FUNDS.
Federals In Jallseo Demand Loan
for Maintenance) nf Troop.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 11, Will,
lam P. Davis, actlnir American Consul
here, ha filed with Oen. Joe Maria Mlor.
Governor of Jalisco, a formal nr.M.i-
against tho collection from American i
property owners of loins for the main
tenanee of th Federal forces.
Letters ana being sent eut by aen. Mler, i
ss commander of the army division. o.Ml
Ing upon property owners to contribute
funds for the maintenance of tho Federal
forces. The funds required srn In pro
portion tn the assessed valuation of the
property held by each porson. So far let
ters hsve been received by three Amerl.
can residents and one American concern,
John II. Klpp, Arthur II. Hrewer and'
Henry L. Oholstry, and the Comp.tnla1
uccmrmai no Aimacentij.i m. a., controlled
by Alfred W. Gelst and Arthur II. llrwr.
Mr, Klpp la asked to contribute 2i0, Mr,
Hrewer 91.5, Mr, Chnlstry 9110 and Uie
Companla Occidental 9135,
The other foreign enrwutar representa
tives have communicated with the Min
ister of their respective countries In '
Msxloo city In referenco to the matter,
THIEF CETsTlLLA'S MONEY.
4,(100 In Hebel flank Note Stolen'
In Chlkaahaa.
i;iiihaiii(1!a, .Mexico, March 11, Con-
tn
4,000 pesoa wtre stolen yesterday while
the money was being taken from the Gov-1
emment printing office lo the Htate Treas- i .ton nth i.,N.V. 4 whiiittii -i i'"'
ury in tne ralacio del OOblerno, less than ' ' '.
."'"'"iHOW TO SUCCEED WITH
Active preparations for thn movement
south against Torrron have commenced,
two batteries of artillery leaving for the
army about Torreon yesterday. Orders'
for the entrnlnlng of nil urtlllery have i
been Issued, Final Instructions were given
out to-day and preparations for tho Gam
ps irn nvs been almost completed.
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HAH LOG CO.
569 Fifth Avenue
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