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AV JIJVT Ffi MEXI60, TUESDA Y, DECEMBER 2, 1915. NO. 250. KOI. 50. REBEL ARMS TRIUMPH 1 CHIHUAHUA IS NOW REPORTED AS BEING EVACUATED BY THE FEDERAL ARMY WHILE GUAYMAS AND MAZATLAN ARE SAID TO BE CONTEM PLATING THE SAME COURSE. VILLA STILL CONTINUES TO PUSH HIS ARMY SOUTHWARD, IN THE. ENDEAVOR TO REACH HIS GOAL, WHICH IS THE CITY OF MEXICO. THE CONDITIONS IN CHIHUAHUA WAS THE CAUSE OF EVACUATION Juarez, .Mex., Dec. 2. Hasty prepa-, rations were under way today in the rebel ranks for the prompt occupation of Chihuahua, the capital of Chihua-i hua state, which is reported to have been evacuated by the federal troops because of threatened starvation of its 30,000 population. Pointing out that of the important federal strongholds in the north only Monterey and Guaymas remain, Gen eral Francisco Villa, the rebel leader, ;said Chihuahua would be made the base of aggressive activities south ward. When rebel forces will be sent to pursue General Salvador Mercado, Huerta's military governor who is re ported to be fleeing to the United States border at Ojinaga with 2,000 famished soldiers, and Generals Oroz- co and Salazar, who are said to have taken to the mountains, Villa declined tn fiftv definitely but said that the rebel advance toward Mexico City would continue briskly. "We will be shooting at the ram parts of Mexico City within a month," said Villa. "We are confident that when the people in the capital realize that we have captured almost all the north and are in sight of the city's gates they will voice their feelings which they are now afraid to do and will clamor for the downfall of the usurper. A mob in the capital can oust Huerta in a day- With 3500 reb els and 1G field pieces advanced as far as Carrizal, 90 miles south of Juarez on the way to Chihuahua, Villa will remain here until he communicates with Genera Veuustiano Carranza be fore he personally proceeds south. At Chihuahua he expects to join General Chao and other rebel leaders and with a combined force of. 8,000 proceed to wards Zacatecas, the first important city south of Torreon. Other rebel forces, Villa said, are to proceed up the west coast toward Guadalajara, According to late reports which Villa said he received by couriers who Phelps-Dodge Mercantile company, W. traveled overland 130 miles to Villa ;H. Brophy, W. F. Coles, and W. H. As Ahumada, where the telegraph line her, of Bisbee; Douglas Hardware corn- has been connected with Juarez, the desertion of Chihuahua by tne feder-j M. M. Tucker, W. E. Schwamm and als was brought about by the pres- .jsadore Ilitsky, of Douglas, sure of the citizens. The people, it The true bills pending against Man was said, protested that if the federal ; Uel Escalado, Gregoria Fiores, Helio garrison resisted, the fighting would jdora Rivera and Joachim Camillo, re- result in the wholesale killing of non combatants, that the poor were half starved and that the wealthy resi dents could not expect mercy at the hands of the invaders. General Mer cado is said to have decided on flight to the American border so that he could communicate with Provisional President Huerta. Communication be tween Chihuahua and Mexico City has been impossible for weeks. . Reports received today from the telegraph outpost at Villa Ahumada, stated that hundreds of men, women and children were fleeing across the desert from Chihuahua to Ojinaga and other points, Long wagon trains, horses and burros, laden with household goods and valuables, and followed by a scurrying hoard of people on foot was seen. It looked as if almost the whole city, carrying its richest possessions, had been set In motion suddenly and was struggling through clouds of dust to keep pace with a scurrying escort!88 118 118(1 resigned as villas cnier of federals, according to the rebel I of staft alld was Quitting the rebel scouts. Among the refugees were j service when he came to El Paso, said to be members of the wealthy Terrazas and Creel families, whose t Held For Ransom, lives were threatened by the project- j Los Angeles, Dec. 2. W. S. Wind ed rebel attack on Juarez. These tam, formerly cashier of a bank at families some of whom were heads of Pasadena, now superintendent of a banking institutions, had been isolat- ranch at Quimichis. Mexican territory ed in Chihuahua for many weeks. lof Tepic, sent a wireless message to The reports brought to General Villa were that food supplies were so ! scant that not only the poor but the wealthy faced starvation and that fin ally these representations induced the federals to evacuate. Villa sent couriers south today to learn whether General Chao, the con stitutionalist had entered the city. Villa said he did not regard the evacu ation of Chihuahua as a complete sur render of federal authority, but rather that the federal troops had decided to adopt guerilla tactics and after re plenishing their supplies and commun , icating with Mexico city, planned to continue fighting. One Gunboat Leaves. Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex., Dec. 2 Much activity was reported here today among the federal troops at Guaymas and one of the two federal gunboats lying in Guaymas harbor steamed down the gulf. This was taken by constitutionalist officers here as Indi cating the federal garrison had begun an evacuation of the California gulf port, so stubbornly held by the Huerta troops since the beginning of the In surgent revolt in Sonora, ADUALLY OUGHOUT ALL NORTHERN MEXI Hermosillo, Mex., Dec. 2 Officials here received information today from federal deserters that the garrisons at Guaymas and Mazatlan had been pre paring to evacuate. It was believed that this had given rise to the reports from Juarez last night that the two west coast ports had fallen into the hands of the insurgents- There has been no disposition by constitutional ists to attack either town, as it has been assumed that sooner later the federals would evacuate voluntarily. Both towns were defended by well fortified positions and at Guaymas the federal gunboats increased the dan ger to the attacking. It has been expected for many days that the Mexico City government would order a concentration of its forc es in tne nortuwest as a maner ot j protect;on against further advances of the constitutionalists, while Guaymas and Mazatlan could be taken only with great loss. The value of the federal garrisons of tnose towns would be greater, it was believed, if mobilized with other forces at some more cen tral point. Indictments Dismissed. Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 2. All indict ments pending in the United Slates district court here against the firms of El Paso, Tex., Tucson, and Douglas, Ariz., arrested on charges of smuggl ing arms to the Mexican revolution ists, were dismissed today by Judge W. X. Sawtelle, who sustained the demurrer. There remains, however, several indictments charging conspir acy to smuggle war material across tho international boundary. Indictments had been filed against the following business firms and per sons: Kraukauer, 55ork & Moye, and Shel-ton-Payue. Arms company, of El Paso, Texas; Albert Steinfeld & Co., A. I Steinfeld and Hugo Donau, of Tucson: pany, L. D. McCartney, Joseph Slater,' puted agents of the Mexican insur gents, also were dismissed. The conspiracy indictments still pending are against the Shellon-Payne Arms company; Krakeur, Zork & Moye, the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile company, A. F. Hernandez, J. M. Mo reo, and Gustav Padres, Mexican agents; L. D. McCartney and the Douglas Hardware company. Medina Resigns, Trouble Starts. EI Paso, Tex., Dec. 2. Juan N. Me dina, chief of staff to Pancho Villa, is in the El Paso county jail, charged with bringing stolen property to the value of over $3 into the slate. He was arrested last night when he came to El Paso, chief of city detectives J. C. Stansel making the arrest. Stan sel Bays he made the arre"st on the information from Villa himself who asserted thai Medina had not account ed for $14,000 In cash. Medina denies that he got any of Villa's money and (former United States Senator Thomas I R. Bard, of Oxnard, today saying he was being held by constitutionalists until he paid a ransom of $5,000 gold. Dr. W. R. Livingston, president of the Quimichis Ranch company, tele graphed to the state department at AVashiugton asking that a demand ; lor protection be sent . to the Car ranza provisional government at Her mosillo. Returned to Mexico City, Mexico City, Mex., Dec. 2. Manuel Madero, uncle of the late presideent, Francisco Madero, who was recently sent to Vera Cruz to be Imprisoned in the fortress of San Juan de Moa, will be returned to the capitol. Maero's removal to Vera Cruz, H was learned today, is due to an error on the part of the mllitar yauthorities who overlooked tha fact that the case was In the hands of civil courts. Judge Sanchez Barquera,.of the fed eral district court notified the port authorities this morning that Sefior Madero conld not be legally held In the military prisons. He is charged with sedition. v ST,Siour BANDIT LOVtLl Bingham, Utah, Dec. 2. The fate of Ralph Lopez elayer of six men, re mained a question today which it ap peared that only the removal of tiie bulkheads and a search of the Utah Apex mine, where he took refuge, would answer. All night long smudge poured their deadly gases into the tun nels. A dozen deputies watched each exit to shoot the desperado on sight, but the expected dash for liberty did not occur. Karly today fumes from wet gun powder were directed into the un derground corridors. These fumes are heavy and hang close to the ground beneath the strata of lighter gases that have been pouring into the mine since yesterday morning. It was expected that the powder fumes would settle into several blind stopes not yet penetrated by the gases of less density. The seven sheriffs in charge are convinced that Mike Cranovirh who recently shot and seriously wounded his wife, is not in the mine or he would have surrendered himself. They found evidence that he had hidden there before Lopez entered the Andy tunnel last Friday. Late last night, columns of smoke were rushing out of various tunnels, showing that certain parts of the mine were already filled. At some places it was impossible for the guards to get nearer than thirty feet of the entrances. In the lowest level of the workings, smudges were placed directly beneath shafts leading up into the upper levels, where Lopez took refuge when he entered the mine, last Thursday night. Smoke was also issuing through cracks on top of the mountain, showing that one of the tunnels ran very near the surface. Guards were placed at these spots. In ease Lopez does not appear, the smudges will continue for another day and night. Then twenty-four hours must elapse before the deputies can enter. Although it is believed to be slight, there is still the passibility that the fugitive may avoid asphyxia tion in some far corner of the mine. TITLED GERMAN OFFICER ACTS LIKE A CAD Zabern, Aisace, Germany, Dec. 2. Lieutenant Baron Von Forstner, who started the trouble between the troops and civilians here by referring scorn fully to the citizens when he addres sed the recruits of his company, arou sed still further indignation against the army today by cutting down a lame Alsatian shoemaker with his sa bre. The titled lieutenant was leading a half company of the 9!lth infantry from the barracks to the country to go through the morning drill when a group of workmen recognized Von Forstner. They hooted and officer, who at once halted his company and sent a squad of soldiers in pursuit. The infantrymen succeeded in catch ing only one man, a lame shoemaker who resisted arrest. Von Forstner then came up and de liberately struck him on the head with the sharpened edge of his sabre. The wound is a dangerous one. SEVERAL LIVES LOST IN FLOOD AT BELTON, TEX. Belton, Tex., Dec. 2 Ten or more persons are reported to have perished today in a thirty foot wave which came without warning down Nolan creek before daybreak. The creek runs through the center of this city. Fifty houses along the creek's bank in Belton were swept away. In the center of town, Mrs. W. C. Polk and her four children were caught asleep in i.eir home. Polk, carrying the fifth child, an infant, escaped to high ground. Fatalities: A man, his wife and three children were reported in an other family that of a camper. His name was not known here. Te mole Texas was demolished by the !before the nators were filing over,, Mmbm. A court decision re-I-!lPllT.?nT;:n ffieH Zn wis o he to the other side of the capitol. Me.,, in tue ease of a forcible depor- ,..v., ...... , The creek's rise was the result of a downpour of four Hours duration. THE DAY IN CONGRESS Met at 11a m"" Met at 11 a. m. Refused to agree to vote on the acl - ministration currency bill on Dec. 20. j Recessed to join the house to hear President Wilson read his annual i message. House ! Met at noon. President Wilson read his annual j message to, a joint session at 1 o clock. Chairman Clayton called a meeting of the judiciary committee tor tomorrow to consider anti-trust i pect 0f peace in America until Gen biils. jeral Huerta has surrendered his Padgett's bill to equip state naval ! usurped authority in Mexico." mililta lor tne federal service ordered favorably reported. FORMER CONGRESSMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE, Harrisburg. Pa., Dec. 2. Rowland B. Mahaney, former congressman from Buffalo, N. Y., and former minister to Ecuador, who attempted suicide to day, admitted his identity to physi cians at the Harrisburg hospital. The doctors say he will probably recover, MESSAGE R TO CONGRESS FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE READ. IS VERY BRIEF, AND DEVOTES ONLY ONE PARAGRAPH TO THE MEXICAN SITUATION. TRUST SITUATION TO BE DEALT WITH LATER Washington, D. C, Dec. 2. Presid ent Wilson read his first annual mes sage to congress today at a joint ses sion of both branches at one o'clock in the house chamber. The message, among the briefest documents of its kind from any president, about 3,000 words long, required less than thirty minutes for reading, though it treated unon a variety of subjects. The Mexican situation President Wilson dismissed with brief comeut, re iterating ihe sentiments he expres sed in a special address to congress upon the same subject some time ago, and expressing the belief that the Huerta government slowly was crumb ling and that the, United States pro bably would not be obliged to alter its policy of waiting. No program for the trust legislation was presented, further than the men tion of the desirability of an early amendment of the Sherman law, "to prevent private monopoly more effec tually than it has yet been prevented," and an announcement that the presid ent would later address a special mes sage to congress dealing solely with that subject. The message opened with this com ment on the Mexican situation. "There is but one cloud on our ho rizon. That has shown itself to the south of us and hangs over Mexico. There can be no certain prospect of peace In America until General Huerta has surrendered his usurped authority in Mexico; still, it is understood on all hands, indeed, that such pretend ed governments will not be counten anced or dealt with by the government of the United States. .We are the friends of cousti&tiotial . government In America; we are more than its friends, we are its champions, because in no other way can our neighbors, to whom we would wish in every way to make proof of our friendship, work out their own development' in peace and liberty", The president observed that the power and nrestige of the Huerta gov ernment was rapidly crumbling and added. "We shall not, I believe, be obliged to alter our policy of watchful wait- Everything was in readiness early today for President Wilson to appear before a point session of both houses of congress at 1 p. m. to read his first anual message. The senate met at 11 a. m. under a plan to march to the house chamber just before 1. lhe house arranged to assemble at noon and then recess until the hour for the reading. Hours before the time set for the president's appearance, the corridors of the capitol were besieged by applicants for admission to the house galleries. ' Admittance was by ticket, however, and each senator and representative received one. President Wilson arrived at the cap - ,.. u, 1 -ll, f M um juai u.u.c . pnouu ... ..... BY WILSON to a joint session of congress. Hejjvasiou in British Columbia. A rad went at once to speaker Liarics room, where he was met by a committee of the house and setiate.and escorted in to the house chamber to the rostrum. The joint session and the reading of the message did not begin, prompt ly at 1, as had been provided, because ui cub .mime u. ..in "--" O A I nn n enntn tn PtUUlBfl in time 10 go over to cue nuuse "" ber. It was within one minute of one : . ;. .lr, nm fDH In CTtuatliri. tion committee and a few congress men. Galleries packed with a brilliant !C01"Pany of and their families greeted tne presiaent, nowever, wnen tha Cninl aaaclnn flnallv frnt rinu'n tn business. All present stood and a j deafening roar of applause swept the ' chami,er as Mr. Wilson took his place ! behind- the desk and wall t0 read at!, ,,,. , . . . j .. 1:08 o clock .The president read easily and clearly in his usual pleasing tone, j which cai rieu ilia wurua to llie uuura i ,i i i ui cue ni.uii.jii. Tbe quiet which attended the presi- dent.s readjng Was broken by general appiause when he read his views on the Mexican situation in the emphatic i words: "There can be no certain pros- j The president announced that united States would adhere to '"waiting policy." Outbursts of applause greeted the its the president's declaration that the Sher- man anti-trust law Bhould be strength ened and the declaration in favor of the direct nomination of presidential" candidates. Secretary Bryan, in the diplomatic gallery, smiled broadly. In another burst of applause the president finished reading at 1:35 o' lock, I lie joint session dissolved and the president returned to the While Mouse. Mrs. Wilson, with her daughters, Kl.eunor and Margaret occupied places i in a private gallery. j Secretary Tumulty and ull the mem bers of the cabinet hud places on the floor. NO DAY SET FOR VOTE ON THE CURRENCY BILL Washington, D. C, Dec. 2. Efforts to get an agreement to vote in the senate on the currency bill on Satur day, December 2, failed today, but the senate Democrats began an ener getic program which they expect will force early action. Senator Williams of Mississippi announced that it, was the intention of the Democrats to "ex haust the senate" and force an early vote. Senator Ilristow attacked in unmeas ured terms and at length the Demo cratic program, and declared the Dem ocrats proposed to pass a bill by "phy sical exhaustion," instead of fair and free debate. "This has been a body of intellect ual discussion, a place where informa tion -was at a par and physical en durance not at a premium," he cried. "The place to test physical endur ance is in the, prize ring, not in the senate." Senators Owen nitd Rhafrcvth retort ed that Senator Ilristow and the other Republicans already had delayed the currency bill by demanding hearings and prolonging debate. Republican senators at a conference decided to formally protest against the long sessions proposed by the Democrats, but to entertain no organ ized opposition. DEFENSE HAS AN INNING IN DR. CRAIG TRIAL Shelhyville, lnd.Dec. 2. Dr. Wil liam I). Craig, was portrayed as an innocent man who was being unmer cifully prosecuted by the state, ill the opening statement of the, defense, made by Henry F. Spaan today at. the trial of Craig for the alleged murder r,f Dr. Helen Knabe. Mr. Spaan de nied that there was any greater inti macy than that of good friendship be tween Dr. Craig and Dr. Knabe. He said there was never any promise of marriage or any' talk of maiiage be tween the two. "Dr. Knabe was a mannish woman, a fighter, but she was not successful", said Mr. Spaan. "She borrowed mo ney from her friends frequently be cause she was unable to make a liv ing at the practice of medicines and at the time of her death she was pre paring to train herself for physical culture work." He asserted that her cousin, Dr. Augusta A. Knabe knew that she was despondent because of her failure in lite, and had told a friend, who would hn nmduced as a witness , that she Knabe would commit I suicide, At gmlt length the accused man's j attoi-nfy described the surroundings at jDl, Knabe-g appartinent on the morn- j ,ng llf,r body was found and declared all of them tended to support the j suicide theory. CANADA TO TAKE UP A HINDU EXCLUSION ACT!8 st ik Of these methods, the report says; Vancouver, P.. C, Dec. 2. If. H. ii. Stevens, Vancouver's parliamentary representative returned from Ottawa 1 . . n,h, wlth thB announcement that - - """" ---- ithe federal government, was consiuer- i he legislation to deal witn tne mucin i,cal measure, Mr. Stevens said, would j - at. the next session of parliament. Formerly Hindus were barred from Canada under a regulation compelling them to travel by direct steamer from India, there being until a few months ago no such service in . . ...... existence. Now, nowever, certain i steamers make the direct voyage and Hjn,lns flrp t-nterine the province in tation, was to tne enect cnac, riinuus could be deported only for such caus es as would apply to any foreign citl- .. ., nn. . ... . ..!-.,-., i FIGHT STARTS ON SAN I FRANCISCO WATER Bit D. c. Dec. 2.-DocMr- . . ... t b co.lfprreli bv 't..t'1' f b V w, P in pe"d,n "etIhy.t" T " nireci connici wnu ine wa.er ikwk u. r1)jfornia and failed to protec, ,he ,.. f Snn Tn.inin vllev. Sena- . , . c.i. t Vor "OIKS opeiieu Hie llgni 111 in.- uri. ate loday in opposition to the m:.s-!dnd; nre, which proposes a new water jup - ply for San Francisco. The- senator Head telegrams from settlers to sup- port his Btalement that ninty-nine per j rent nt the ii-riiratinnifitH were onposed to the bill. BLOODLESS WARFARE PLEASES GARRISON. Washington, D. C, Dec. 2 Sec. retary Garrison has sent a con gratulatory telegram to Brigadier General Hugh L. Scott, at Farm ington, N. Mexico, for that offl- cer's work in pacifying the ia- vajo Indians, on whose reserva- X tion an uprising was threatened X by some of the renegades. X 25 OFFICIALS OF UNITED HE WORK ' 'm AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF INVESTIGATING, TIIE UNITED STATES GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS AGAINST VARIOUS OFFICIALS OF MINE WORKERS, CHARGING A CONSPIRACY TO MONOPOLIZE LABOR AND FOR RESTRAINING INTERSTATE COMMERCE, TENDING TO INJURE AND EMBARASS BUSINESS RELATIONS. MANY OTHER CONDITIONS IN STRIKE SITUATION CENSURED Pueblo, Colo., Dec. 2. The task ot issuing warrants for the arn.st of the twenty-Jive officials and members of the Puked Mine Workers of America, who were indicted late yesterday by the I'niled States grand jury, was be gun today by court officials here. The warrants will be placed in the hands of I'niled States Marshal Dewey C. Bailey, who, it was said, had received assurances from attorneys represent ing the indicted man that they would be produced when wanted. The indictments charge conspiracy to monopolize labor and conspiracy in restraint of interstate commerce. The one charge was based on the provision cf the Federal anti-trust law prohibit ing any number of workmen to mono polize labor. The other was based on the provision of the same law prohibit ing restraint of trade between two states. The indictments followed several weeks Investigation of con cviciii.cr in PnlfiT'nrin pnnl fl(l1s. uhpl't- a strike has been in progress since unanimously rejected by the members September 2:i. During the investiga-if the Trinidad branch of the United Hon scores of witnesses were rxaniln- Mine Workers of America at a meet ed, including Governor E. M. Am- I In tins a ternoon. A vote is being , , taken on tho proposition this after- , the polnpanies 0pP1.ating proper- ties in the various districts, officials and members of the I'uited Mine Workers of America, and peace offi cers and citizens of the coal districts. The report of the jury criticized acts of the operators in a number of instan ces, saying that, from testimony de duced, "there existed reasonable grounds for many of the gi-ievances complained of by the miners." The jury criticized mine-owned sa loons in the coal camps, some of which, it said, were conducted con trary to law. Camp marshals, in some instances, wero accused of having exercised a system of espionage. The jury found that some phases of the "scrip system apparently are still in use and are the source ot complaint from many miners. Tie nirv report declares u nan report found that trie "suue laws nave noi been enforced so as to give an per sons concerned" equal rights. It says: The coal companies have been suf ficiently influential to nominate, elect and control many county officers and have done so with the result of com plicating the industrial situation by arousing political prejudice." The jury gives space to its findings I of violations of the eight hour law and the methods pursued by the Unit ed Mine Workers In their conduct, of "The methods pursued by the Unit- ,wl iiine Workers of America in their I endeavors to force recognition of their union by the coal mine operators in this stafe are an insult to conserv- m una acme ut aUve and ,aw abiumg labor." n nm,,w nii,i the re.mrf snvs: "Evidently no qualification is neces sary for membership in the United ! Mine Workers of America, other than a promise to pay dues which are ap parently used to support insurrection and lawlessness when necessary to force their demands by intimidation and fear whenever strikes are called i wjtn the result of injuring other trades and the entailment of hard- j ships and privations on the people of the entire commonwealth. Recommendations attached urge the i impartial enforcement of the laws and t the enactment of laws to cure evils ! morilirtiioH I Officials' of the United Mine Work- ! ers named in the indictments are: John P.-AVhite, president, enroute to , Indianapolis. I Frank J. Hayes, vice president, j Denver. William P. Green, secretary treas I urer, Indianapolis. j John R. Lawson, national board : member, Denver. Organizers: Adolph Germer, Wal senburg, Colo.; Robert Cnlich, Trini- A. B. MeC.ary. Des Moines, la.; jas. Morgan, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Chas. i Bafley, Florence, Colo. aagar naiiace, emuir miihth ms zine, Indianapolis. Strikebreakers Arrive. Trinidad, Colo, Dec. 2. Workmen from outside districts are arriving in large numbers to take the places of striking miners in the Southern Colo rado coal fields. Forty Mexicans, with their families, arrived from Texas this morning in a special car. j They were met south of Trinidad by Major Williams and a detachment ol infantry formally advised of the strike conditions now existing and escorted to Grey Creek, a Victor-American Fuel company mine where they will go to work at once. Precautions had been taken to prevent a possible at- ERS ARE NOW DAT PUEBLO, COLO. tack by striking miners but no demon stration occurred. A large number of men also went to work this morning in the Colorado Fuel and Iron mines west of Trinidad The announcement of the action of the Pueblo federal grand jury in In dieting officials and members of the X'nited Mine Workers of America on the charge ot violating the Sherman anti trust law, was received by local union leaders without comment. Ten of the twenty five indicted are under arrest here and at Walsenburg. No federal warrants had been served in this district early today, Robert-Un-Iich, district organizer of the miners" union, was again a witness today be fore the military commission. Mike Livoda, another organizer, will be called to testify later. Voting on Proposition. Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 2. The propo sition for a strike settlement submit- ditionsi'ed by Governor Amnions and Secre tary of Labor William Is. Wilson, was noon at the Ludlow tent colony and at '1 of the other tent colonies through out the strike zone. HOPE TO SAUE THREE MINERS STILL ENTOMBED Cripple Creek, Colo., Dec. 2. -Fighting tons of roc k and dirt, hundreds of miners working in shifts of 25 min utes each, struggled today to reach the three men still entombed in the Golden Cycle mine here, the property of J. T. Milliken, of St. Louis, in which four men were entombed late yesterday afternoon by a cave-in, and from which one miner has been res cued alive. A fifth miner, entombed (jn an aljucetit mine, was rescued Throughout the forenoon though, the progress of workers was slow ow ing to the precarious conditions In which they worked and necessity of timbering every foot of ground re covered. At noon no response had been received to signals of the res cuers and it was felt that the three en tombed men had perished. Rescuers reported the rock still falling. It is believed that the men were en tombed in the top of the stope in which they were working, sixty feet high. The fop of the slope is the only sollj ground in the slide area- The res cuers have reached the foot of the stope. The work of penetrating to the place where the three men are sup posed to be entombed is extremely hazardous, as rock Is falling steadily. More than 100 men, working in short shifts, are taking part in the search. At 2 o'clock the rescuers had failed to penetrate the first slide. Rock Is still falling, and hope of finding the I entombed men alive has practically (been abandoned. Continuous mmbl jings In the earth beneath where the ! rescuers are working. Indicate that the slide is again moving. OFFER $5,000 REWARD FOR TRAIN ROBBER Lou Angeles, Calif., Dec. 2. A re- ward oC ."" was offered today by th- Southern Pacific company for the capture of the youthful bandit wno held up the passengers in the rear Pulmaii of one of the company's limi ted train near here last night and shot and killed Horace E. Montague, a tra veling passenger agent of the road. Sheriff's deputies are scouring the hills near the scene of the robbery to day and the police hunting through this city without having found any trace of the bandit. Passengers on the train said today Montague had not been given a chance for his life. He had entered the sleep ing car while the bandit was at work and was ordered to throw up his hauds. The shot came before he had a chance to comply and the bullet crashed through his head. The robber collected about $500 in money and Jewels from the passengers. J. W. Compton, Pullman conductor, said his watch had been returned to him when i,e. protested that it was a gift from his aead mother. MRS. ROOSEVELT AND DAUGHTERS AT LIMA Lima, Peru, Dec. 2. Mrs. Theodora Roosevelt and Miss Margaret Roose-. velt left here today for Panama.