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f, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1913. NO. 238. B vs. CABINET M ETSi UT IT DO NOT WILSON AND SECRETARIES TALK OVER SITUATION TO DAY, BUT IF ANY ACTION WAS TAKEN IT WAS KEPT SECRET. HALE AND CAR RANZA AGAIN CONFER. LIFTING OF EMBARGO ON ARMS NOT NEEDED Washington, 1). C, Nov. IS. Presi- i ueut Wilson and the cabinet met to- uay ana uiscussea u,e laie lMuw lue Mexican suuawuu. vci-uibui ur velopinents apparently brought no in the organization of the new Mexi can congress. Some officials were in clined to beHeve that body would heed the warning of the United States and take no action on concessions. Talk of a blockade of Mexican ports was revived, but high officials said H5 such a step hau not oeen ueiei uuneu an(J wb(J ,.e.arreBted ,mdpr the extra on. Foremost advisers of the admin-1 duon warrant o( Governor Felker. A istratiou are counselling patience. iI;etItion for a writ of habeas corpus The report that Carrauza might uotun)k,r th)g procee(Hg Was at once en need to cave the embargo on arms tere(J an(J the gtate of New York was lifted to insure his success, strength- j g,vpn gpven davs in wlllch t0 make re. ened the conviction of many officials j py that such a step Had ueen uikcu uiuj in a remote contingency. Confidence prevailed that the United States mieht wait a few days for the full effect of the recent constitution alist victories and for the attitude of foreign governments to become more j emphasized. The cabinet meeting was described by secretaries as a general discussion of the situation without any concrete conclusion being reached, The gen eral disposition seems to be to await developments with confidence. In Conference Again. Nogales, Sonora, Nov. IS. William Bayard Hale, President Wilson's per sonal representative, and Francisco Escudero, General Carranza's minister of foreign relations, began at noon to day what was regarded as probably the final conference of the diplomatic parleys between the American govern ment and the Mexican constitutional- it0 ho-jHrd hv Venustiano Carranza Escuerdo announced that Carranza j dent of the organization, who declared was preparing an exhaustive manifes- "enemies" sought to make it appear to regarding the position of the con- j that conservation meant reservation stitutionalist leaders both on the do-1 and the locking up of natural resour mestic and international affairs of I ces for future generations. Mexico. ! Credit for the conservation move- It was stated also that preparations ment in Canada was given the United wore being made to remove the head-' States by James White, deputy head quarters of the constitutionalist's j of the Canadian conservation commis provisional government back to Her-j8ion. Mr. White expressed hope for a mosillo, capital of Sonora. Carranza . convention between Great Britain and i,a maintained both civil and mill-i the United States for international tary headquarters here since negotia tions with the Washington govern ment began. A renewal of the exchange of views between William Bayard Hale, on be- half of President Wilson and Venusti-! ano Carranza, chief of the Mexican constitutionalists, was expected some time today despite rumors to the con trary. Hales' negotiations were said to have brought to light a difference of opinion which might deadlock diplo matic exchanges. No intimation of the nature of this difference has been given by either side. It was apparent, however, that it was an important one and until the intimation was given at constitutionalist headquarters that j naie ana itu-ruuzu. wuiuu a&aiu wumg interests in tjityiug iuai wc icij w today, there was some doubt that j our COstly navy to prepare measures there would be another conference. t keep the Panama canal always open Several officials expressed the belief-) that today might see the conclusion of the negotiations between President Wilson's envoy and the constitution alists; but no opinions were verified as to -what the definite result of the conferences would be. Much interest was expressed here today In Escudero's plain declaration of last night that the lifting of the embargo by the United States govern-1 ment on the exportation ot arms ana ammunition was no longer viewed as essential to the success of the consti tutionalist movement. The victories over the Huerta forces at Juarez and elsewhere were believed to have occasioned the state ment. Carranza Is Admitted Leader. Nogales, Sonora, Nov. 18. General Carranza had a long talk this after noon by telephone with General Villa at Juarez. It was said that Villa ex pressed his willingness to abide by any orders from Carranza and that other insurgent chiefs in Chihuahua state were also in sympathy with the constitutionalist commander in chief. General Hugh Scott, commanding United States troops on boarder patrol arrived this afternoon from El Paso, his headquarters. No explanation was offered for his visit here at this time. REFUSE MOTION TO QUASH; TRIAL BEGINS Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 18. Judge J. A. Riner, in the United 'States dist rict court here today denied a motion to quash the indictments against Lieu tenant Jos L. WIer, U. S. A. and his wife, Mildred deArmond Wier, and the defendants were placed on trial. The officer and his wife are charged with the thefts of gowns of Mrs. J. H. Ce cil, the alleged theft having been com mitted at Fort Mackenzie, Wyo. REARREST THAW AMD A LEGAL BATTLE ENSUES i Concorn, N. H., Nov. 18. Judge Ed- i ' gar AlUricU. in the federal court to- j ! day. ordered the rearrest of Harry K. ! I Thaw on the strength of the e.xtradi-1 j tion warrant issued recently by Gov- j iernor Felker. ' This was done to clear' the record, but counsel immediately engaged in an argument over the cus tody of the prisoner and the new ar rest was delayed pending the decision of the court on certain technicalities. The arrest was ordered at a bear ing before Judge Aldrich on Thaw's amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus and also on the motion of the state of New York that the habeas corpus proceedings be dismissed. William T. Jerome, deputy attorney general of New York, proposed that Thaw be discharged and re arrested on the extradition warrant. Counsel for Thaw objected. After a conference between court and counsel it was agreed that Thaw be discharged as a fugitive and rear- ..Kttd M m extadltion warrant and the court so ordered. Because of a dispnte over the cus tody of the prisoner proceedings were susp' ndeC. until later In the day. Thaw was in court accompanied by his mother. Harry K. Thaw was this afternoon released under the original charge of j being a fugitive from justice on which he was arrested in New Hampshire STATES RIGHTS MIXED WITH CONSERVATION Washington, D. C, Nov. 18. It was evident when the national conserva tion congress met today in its fifth an nual convention, that a sharp fight was contemplated on federal policies by those delegates who contend the Washington government is usurping the rights of the states to regulate their own possessions. It was report ed early that the committee appoint ed to consider the water power prob lem had failed to agree and that the majority would recommend a revision of the government's conservation methods. The state's rights advocates will meet with strenuous opposition. This was made apparent in the speech of Charles Lathrop Pack, retiring presi- protection to migratory birds. After working several hours today, the water power committee failed to agree on a report. Gifford Pinchot and Henry L. Stimson, former seere- tary of war, would, it was reported sign one report, and Dr. George J Swain, of Harvard and others of the committee would sign another. BRITISH NAVY TO KEEP CANAL OPEN TO TRADE Loudon, Nov. 18. "I am voicing the opinion of a large merchant ship- t0 British shipping," declared CharleB Stuart Nairne, representative of ex tensive Scotch shipping interests, in an address before the Royal United Service institution here today. "Despite the Hay Pauncefote treaty," said Mr. Nairne, "the world is now faced by a fortified Panama canal instead of one entirely for the benefit of the commerce of all nations, j see nothing to prevent the United States senate from closing the Pana ma canal at will against those having eaual rights in its use, if such a course appears to their interest. I re- j gard this as a serious situation If ndt an entire breach of faith by the United States government." SENATOR LEWIS HAS STENOGRAPHER ARRESTED. New York, N. Y., Nov. 18. Sidney Moulthrop, the stenographer arrested on a charge of forgery made by Sena tor J. Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois, waived extradiation his examination this afternoon and said he wanted to return to Washing-1 w vuu w v ,..-- . . 'U heToh- M .,m iiti, wu with, ably would take Moulthrop back with out delay. FAMOUS VOCAL TEACHER DIES TODAY, AGED 87 YEARS London, Nov. 18. Madame Mathilde de Castrone MarchesI, probably the j most tamous vocai xeacner in iuo world, died today at the age of 87. She was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and her maiden name was 'Math ilda Graumann. She was originally a concert singer, but joined the Vienna conservatory as a teacher in 1S54. She aftetrward taught in Paris, Cologne and Vienna. - DYNAMITE WRECKS MARSHAL'S HOME AT PIEDMONT MARSHAL PEFFELO IS BLOWN OUT; OF ;BED.PERPETRATORS OF! DEED NOT KNOWN.-JUDGE AO-1 VOCATE OF MILITIA ARRIVES AT! TRINIDAD FOR MILITARY COURT, j INITIATE LAW TO ALLOW STATE TO MINE COAL Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 18 An explo-; sion of dynamite early today wrecked j ; the home of Dominic Peffelo, camp Mexico City, Mex., Nov. IS The marshal at Piedmont, near here. 'completion of the preliminary organi- Peffelo was literally blown out of nation of both branches of the New his bed by the force of the explosion (Mexican congress is regarded here as which tore down the walls of the putting the final touch to President house and broke windows, blew in j Huerla's defiance. S uprise was caus doors and knocked down the chim-!ed by the publication of dispatches neys of several other buildings. 'from Washington indicating that Pres- The attack upon the Peffelo house ident Wilson does not contemplate is believed to have been directed at j any active measures to support the Jesse Shaw, a former president of j warning given' by. ,jhn Lind to Gen ihe Wnnris miners union, who it is eral Huerta against permitting the learned recently was deposed and haslnew congress to cot vene. since said to have threatened to j Talk of the possibility of Huerta re "tell everything." Shaw lived with signing is still heard, but all the acts Peffelo. Early last night he left for all(j utterances of the provisional pres Pueblo where he had been summoned j jdent are calculated to dissipate the to testify in connection with the jjuea that he himself has any such in strike investigation by the federal itentlons. grand jury. I It has been suggested that Wash- Hundreds of residents of Trinidad 'ington has been given assurances that were awakened by the noise and con-1 cusslon of the blast and on the north !new Mexican congress has ratified his side of the city, houses were shaken. j acta since the dissolution of the form Several explosions of dynamite have ;er congress. taken place recently in the vicinity of j Foreigners here had been keyed up Sopris and Piedmont but the one this j to a point at which any action prom morning is the first to do any dam- ! ising relief from the. prevailing ten age. The Piedmont mine is owned rSjon would have been acceptable, by the Rocky Mountain Fuel company j There is a large proportion of the na aud has been closed down since the ; tive population which appears to be inauguration of the strike on Septeni- j keenly aive to the necessity of bring ber 23. ing present conditions to an end and The arrival here this morning of which looks on intervention as the Colonel E. .7. Boughton, judge advo-! ony relief in eight, eate, who has been conferring several j Mexican officials here seem to be days in Denver, has given rise to the convinced thut the United States is belief that a military court for the bluffing and are quoted as stating that trial of all persons charged with law f tiey are satisfied there will be no violation in connection with the coaljarme(j interference with their affairs. strike, will convene .in a tew days. Plans are now being held in abeyance, pending a final decision by Governor Amnions who is reported to be unwill ing at present to allow the civil courts to be superceded. Seven union miners, arrested Satur day night by the militia for boarding a street car and attacking four non union miners were given a Hearing in police court this morning and released with a small fine. Would Have State Mines. Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 18. Petitions have been placed in circulation here for the initiation of a law, to be voted on at the next election, by which the state will be empowered to engage In the mining of coal on lanus owned by the state. Similar petitions will be cir culated in other cities of the state. The state Federation of Labor is back ing the proposed law. SUIT BROUGHT TO BREAK UP THE JEWELER TRUST New York, Nov. 18. The govern ment's suit to aid the retailer and the individual purchaser of jewelry by wiping out an alleged combination of manufacturers and jobbers was filed today in the United States district court. Its aim to destroy the alleged control now executed by the middle man over the jewelry business of the country. The defendants are members of the National Wholesale Jewelers associa tion and of the National Association of Manufacturing Jewelers. It is al leged that they circulated lists so that no retailer or syndicate of retail or department store, or mail order house could deal directly with manufactur ers and get the benefit of jobbing prices. Claude Thompson, special assistant United States attorney, said today, that eighty per cent of the defendants already had consented to discontinue such practice. THREE INDIANS SURRENDER; ORDERED. to tnt " . i . o ., Bpetn W-r . .... .. . i . ... . a - r that rncle Sam has decided to send troops to catch 'em. This is the latest development inl'or a ge neral uprising among me in- the situation at Shlprock, San Juan county, following the charge of rioting laid against eleven Iudians who are alleged to have swooped down on thef Indian agency and taken away women detained iaetamea as witnesses against mem. jThe trouble grew out of plural mar riage customs, medicine men and "booze." The Indians brought back from Ship rock gave their names as follows: Clah Bega, De Net Chll Le. ' At Do La. B ELI EV U S IS i mil v mmw. A BLiiFF i SUCH IS THE FEELING IN SOME! CIRCLES IN THE CITY OF MEXICO, i HUERTA IS STILL DEFIANT.-! PRELIMINARY ORGANIZATION OF i ! MEXICAN CONGRESS COMPLETED FOREIGNERS LEAVE ON EVERY TRAIN General Huerta will resign after thei A gnguar faot noticenble here and much commented on by foreigner resi-1 dents is tne continued aosence ui any anti-American spirit among the Mexi can populace, The efforts of certain native newspapers to stir up such feeling have met with little success. Similar efforts at the time of the Madero revolution rilled the streets of the capital with mobs of the lower classes led by students who shouted n exn ain the difference 'in sent!-! ment as due to the character of the present controversy, which fails to enlist the sympathy of the people. Owing to the menacing of the town of Arizona by the rebels and the con sequent threatening of communication between the federal camps and Vera Cruz, foreigners are flocking to the coast in large numbers. They see a possibility of being bottled up in Mexico City and every train to Vera Cruz is loaded to Its capacity. Colonel Ramirez, in command of the garrison at Orizaba, is fortifying the strategetic points about the city and reports to the government that he will be able to resist any attack by the rebels. A battle was fought yesterday at Ario de Rosales in the state of Micho acan between fifty federal soldiers and 350 rebels. The rebels are said to have withdrawn from the field after three hours fighting, leaving 22 dead j and many wounded. Only one federal j is reported killed. Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas, reported several days ago as captured by the rebels, is alleged in dispatches pub lished here today to have been just attacked, and fighting is said to be going on in the suburbs. The garrison of the city is believed to number 600 federals. No announcement has yet been made as to a successor to Manuel Garza Aldape as minister of the inte rior. The removal of Querido Moheno from the foreign ministry to that of interior and the appointment of Pedro , (Continued on Page Four.) : TO CAPTURE EIGHi FUGITIVES , . . ,..: ti,0 As some one remarked, one of the'ening or tomorrow morning the , t -l 11. t.l ,v. TT Mrahi H,,.iu,ili lfL - - ; " ! ru i l. iAnin rr lava o rrr np (guard at V duced to normal strength, j . ntvnnmr non hoon ro. and fears aucea to noiumi r. ' T HIP TfLRL L11UL lUUlttUB ICBIBl arreBt, however, has led to the action ; the war department as told in the , . following Assoc ated Press dispatchs j received this afternoon: El Paso, Nov. 18. Two troops ravoinr wra Ardered from Kl Paso to Gallup, New Mexico, this morning ; to Gallup, Kew Mexico, morning ; to assist the United States marshal j of New Mexico In arresting Indians itii wno were tnreaieiuiie uvuuiw ui omp- onoo. - rock. New Mexico. The troops were I Army officers who know the Navajos ordered out by General Bliss, at San I do not expect a serious time in tak Antonlo, and will leave here this ev-jing the fugitives. YOAKUM TALKS ON ' FINANCES OF THE FRISCO HEARING HELD IN ST LOUIS TO-DAY BEFORE EXAMINER E. E. CLARK REGARDING THE CAUSES THAT LEAD TO THE RECEIVESKIP FOR THAT ROAD. ROCK ISLAND LOST ON FRISCO DEAL IN 1903 St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 18. A hearing was held today before examiner E. E. Clark regarding the financing of the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad and the causes that led to the present receivership of the line. B. F. Yoak um, chairman of the board of direc tors, was the first witness. Mr. Yoakum said the difficulty with the road was one mainly of finance. He said he did not. think there was any effort to get aid from banks other than those interested in the Frisco. "Was the Frisco in a sound enough condition to warrant the sale of $3,000,000 worth of general lien bonds in April and May, this year?" he was asked. "We had every reason to believe we could carry out these negotiations," he answered, "and the result would have been to take care of the Frisco's for some time to come. Those nego- j tiations involved the sale of an in-1 terest in the Chicago and Eastern Illi- nois at a price satisfactory to the management. It would have tided us over, together with the good prospect we had for a satisfactory deal for Ari zona and New Mexico lands, and ev erything pointed to a deal for six or seven million dollars, which would have solved the trouble." Mr. Yoakum said that the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad lost heavily by the deal through which it acquired control of the Frisco in VMYS. By this deal, the Rock Island ex changed $120 of its own slock and bonds for each $100.00 share of Frisco stock. Six years later the K()(,k Island sold its Frisco hold ings to Yoakum, Edward llawley, James Campbell and a syndicate for $37.50 a share. Mr. Yoakum said that the Rock Island securities that enter ed Into the $120 payment were not worth par, but that the Rock Island lost heavily. D. E. Brown, examiner for the Inter state commerce commission, today made public data showing that in the last ten vears $32,000,000 had been paid by the Frisco, to New York and St. Louis bankers as interest and commissions. 150.000 LABORERS STRIKE TO-DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA Durban, Natal, Union of South Afri ca, Nov. 18. The strike of East In dian laborers spread today to the south coast. Practically every one of 150,000 workmen of East Indian blood in Natal has laid down his tools at noon. Thus far the strikers have been I comparatively peaceable but serious j disorders may break out at any mo ment. 111 feeling among the East Indians has been considerably augmented by The first two incidents yesierua. was the death from flogging of a coal Thanksgiving mass here in St. Pat - mine laborer in Dundee, 20 miles ! rick's church. The service usually north of Ladysmith. The second wasjis attended by the president, mem - the arrest ot 2 000 East Indians, who bers of the cabinet, justices of the su - attempted to cross from the Trans vaal into Natal. this year. THE DAY IN CONGRESS! The Rev. R. H. McKIm, former presi-, , jdent of the Episcopal house of depu-jo Senate ties, is the author of a resolution ad - Not in session; meets Thursday. currency caucus and adjournment butlclergy and. which: will .be considered ! reached no conclusions. House. Not in session; meets Thursday. TROOPS Va T lOV Pn nv WRV til A U ! querque to Gallup and from where the marshal will meet there thorn ... h1VR . seventv-five mile march wi ,. imvtt n crvcui.t imv ...v.. i 'not been designated, but probably will j hp inimis in iiidnc tut juu""-; n.vnlrv joe two - K.;try and the spirit and purpose of the swlrtan and Ft, Tjinnn. i,J i. J , worth. Bliss Gets Request. . n Vnv is; T-n,ted ash !: ntfon, D- T-mted nf'nuest for cavalrymen to subdue the,and tne Koman nierarcny io exp.ou Viiit vr.)n fnrtified on Beau-'the belligerent Navajos rortinea on Beau tlful Mountain near Shlprock, u.ui '"'"'" ' ,hV war depart - has bee " rred har depa2 ment to Brigadier General Tasker h. - niioo nnmnandpr nf the border natrol. H, iCOMPERS SCORES THE I. W. W. AT SEATTLE TO-DAV Seattle, Wash., .Nov. IS. The pro gressive element of the American Ftd eialion of Labor was voted down twice this morning when the convention in session here defeated two constitu-; tional amendments of a similar na- i tare having to do with the payment j of strike benefits. j The first measure would have given j the executive council 'discretionary"! power to authorize payment to newly organized unions, the members of which were locked out or discharged, for having organized. The second substituted "the" for discretionary." The vote on it was tifl to .11-!; on tlx"-, second 74 to 112. j Advocates of the amendments de-, clared the industrial Workers of the j World had accomplished much that j the Federation had been unable to do, ; because of the provision of the consti- j tution making Btriking benefits avail- j able only to those w ho had been "mem- j hers of a union at least a year. "I have heard enough about Indus trial Workers of the World charging the American Federation of Labor with not doing its duly," declared President Gompers. "It will be a sorry day for labor when we stoop to meet the frivolous, purposeless charges made by that sort of people. Every time they have made a row we have been called upon to pay the fiddler and the piper. I don't think we should be disturbed by what they think of us." President Gompers declared the adoption of the amendments would bankrupt even the treasury of the United States were that at the posal of the Federation. dis- ANXIETY FELT FOR SAFETY OF ARCTIC PARTY Rpjiltl,. WhhIi.. Nov. 18 some anxiety is felt of !rte for the safety, of Vilhialniur Stel'anson and Hie Canadian Arctic exploration expe dition which he led into the frozen north some months ago, It was said here today that, nothing had been Heard recently which indicated disas ter to the party. The three ships carry ini? the navi-gabr-rs and scientists, the whalers Kar luk and Belvedere and 1he steam schooner Mary Sachs, were last seen by Captain Backland, whose own ves sel was lost in the ice at Point Bar row in August. Backlanrt said Ste fansson's boats had found a lead in the ice east of Point Harrow and steamed away to the northeast before he started for Seattle. Nothing has been seen or heard of them since they dropped from the view of the lookout stationed at that point. The supposition here among those familiar with Stefansson's plans Is that his ships were frozen in. It is possible even that they have been crushed, as they were not built to re sit t the ice pressure; but Stefansson was prepared to take to the ice in that event and there Is no more reason to fee' anxiety for him, his friends say, than there was months ago. The fourth Stefansson ship, the Alaska, Is frozen in near shore east of Point Barrow. THANKSGIUING NOT EXCLUSIUE CATHOLIC FETE Washington, D. C, Nov. 18 Protes tant clergymen of the capital have launched a protest against the official atmosphere they contend is thrown 'about the annual Pan-American preme court, the diplomatic corps anaiine lageoiaii, wuicn nereioiore sieau other dignitaries. President Wilson ily attacked the American policy in has accepted an invitation to attend 'Mexico. opted today by the Episcopalian, wan-1 eran, Baptist and Disciples or unrist by Presbyterian m "The attendanc e of our ch.e j jtrate and members of his cab net, j !fr ,after 'ef' Say8f he-T??fJTZ i' has been made use of to give color to , the Roman claim that the service ys ; the official celebration of Thank.-, giving day in our national capital, j This fact has been understood in the i nited 'States and abroad to give the : Roman Catholic church a prestige and pre - eminence over all other churches, R , " - i"ian IU give lUlS n.umcu umoo 'the color of an official function. "We nrotest aeaiust the attempt to - Roman Catholic festival in a service entirely out of harmony w n . the history of the genius of our conn- daV. j "We desire to give voice to the wide-1 I spread feeling of indignation among minions oi rroiesianis cu juraua ;again8t the efforts of the Roman press millions of Protestants of America i presence ot our cniei raasrairaici p MQf .). are convinced has only been intended an act of courtesv and good wUI) . Elorifvino: the Ro- iior tne purpose ot gionrjing me no- . ...v, .......... .. man Catholic church and giving this service an official characterization It does not and cannot possess." FEDERALS ARE COMING TO JUAi BATTLE BETWEEN FEDERALS AND REBELS REAR GUARD OCCURRED LAST NIGHT AT LAGUNA.FOR MER CHICAGO ALDERMAN IS MISS ING FROM JUAREZ. REBELS ATTEMPT TO DEFEND EXECUTIONS Kl Paso, Nov. 18. Federals are ad vancing north from Chihuahua City iu the direction of Juarez, captured by rebels Saturday morning. A battl took place between the advancing fed erals and the rear guard of the rebels at Laguna, mid-way between Juarez and Chihuahua, last night. Pancho Villa, captor of Juarez, admitted this today. He also admitted losing five men killed in the battle, but said the federal lost thirty-five, the usual pro portion of losses confirmed by the of ficers claiming the victory, regardless of which side he represents. Villa did not have any details as to the number of men engaged on either side. No trace has been found In Juarez of J. H. Francis, former Chicago alder man, who is missing and was reported as being south of Juarez a few days ago when the rebels came north to at tack the border city. It is said he started into Juarez on the train with I the rebels, but has since not been seen. None of the dead were disinterred In Juarez today, but Americans who saw the bodies piled in the Juarez cpme- Whilejtery before interment, declare there was an American among them. Fran- cis lfl "ot ,n he hospital. The statement of Roberto V. Pes quiera, agent of the constitutionalists in Washington, defending as legal the executions of federals by Pancho Vil la, since taking Juarez, is characterized here by Mexican federal officials as positively at variance with facts. Pes quiera is quoted as saying that the rebels are only executing men found guilty by court marlin! of treason in participating iu (he uprising in Mex ico in which Madero was killed. Cel. Enrique Portillo. one of the men executed, was In the field with Orozco at Casas Grandes. only 100 miles south of Juarez at that time, and Jose Cor dova, another victim of the execu tion, was secretary to Pascual Orozco at Chihuahua. Pablo Ybave, one of the Juarez policeman, was In Juarez at that time. This Is general knowledge in El Paso and It is also generally known that at least, five of the 14 men whom the rebels now admit executing, were not in Mexico City at the time of the uprising, and Mexican Consul Dibold asserts' that none of the offi cers executed were In Mexico City at the time of the uprising. Tampico Reported Taken. Galveston, Tex., Nov. 18. Tampico, Mexico, has fallen into the hands of constitutionalists, according to an un confirmed wireless message received here today. The message was believed to have been relayed to Galveston through the steamer Minnesotan. Didn't Have Money Enough. Chicago, 111., Nov. 18. Mrs. J. H. Francis, whose husband Is reported missing in Mexico, expressed doubt here today that he had been in that country. He was at rTbme three weeks ago, she said, and did not have enough to take him to the Rio Grande. Germany Lining Up. Berlin, Nov. IS. "The retirement of ;General Huerta from the provisional : presidency of Mexico is now the (surest way to restore order in that ; country," said an editorial today in The newspaper quotes approvingly the report that the German minister Mexico, has advised Huerta to ac- jcept the American proposals. ;'c Ta ";T" , - ' "i1" the concluding paragraphs of the ar- ..The poIi(icaI power ot the Monroe doctrine says the paper, "is now b moreover assuming an economic as- f - Into the ; m South America Approves. Worcester, Mass., Nov. 18. The "hands off" policy toward Mexico by the United States was commended to- represen- mine iu mo Lauirnmnitou wiuor jence at Clark university, as one of lite mo&t important steps ever taken 'relations between the United States j.na boo Ameno.. The policy has aroused the great- jest admiration among South American countries,' said Mr. Montt, "and if a similar policy had been pursued in the past, it would have prevented the mls- , unuc,iouuiuS am ""w jthat the people of Latin-America have understanding and misapprenension ,.o..b ii lomu iuc ui v m ...c...v,. "... Intended to brine about a closer -- - ... i reiatlonsnip Detween siracuu. North and South America, was praised in letters sent today by President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan. The latter hopes to be able to attend at least one session of the conference.