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FOI. 50. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, i HURSDA Y, DECEMBER 4, 19 15. NO. 252. 1M$ REBELS TUR TO PEACEFUL PURSUITS PROBLEMS OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT NOW FACE CARRANZA AND VILLA, WHO WILL CONFER IN CHIHUAHUA -TROOPS READY FOR FEDERALS AT MARFA. THE RELEASE OF TWO AMERICANS DEMANDED Juarez, Mex., Dec. 4 While looting by isolated bands or confiscation of property by the rebels may continue the days of fighting in northern Mex ico are numbered, so far as the pres ent revolution is concerned, according to opinions expressed by rebel leaders today. General Francisco Villa's assertion that there is not much more to fight for in the north because of the bank rupt condition of the federal army, which caused them to evacuate so important a city as Chihuahua, has spread among the rebels. What most immediately concerns the constitu tionalist party now is the elaboration of its civil government. This em braces a more systematized customs to be enforced along the border. The rebels hold all the important border towns except Nuevo Laredo and Pie dras Negras, opposite Texas. There remains also to be put iu force a uniform currency system, for new rebel and federal currency are in con flict, one kind being acceptable in one place and another kind in anoth er. Rebel postage stamps already are in use. Many governors and state officials are to be selected. For all practical purposes within a short time, the leaders say, a govern ment will be In operation in the north ern half of the country which will be entirely detached and independent of that at Mexico City. The settlement of the civil ques tions is one reason why Villa has ask ed General Carranza to meet him at Chihuahua. Sylvester Terrazas, a newspaper editor in Chihuahua, who Is not related to the wealthy Terrazas family has been selected for governor of the state. Villa expects to leaveto Carranza the task of establishing livil govern ment, devoting himself to the military campaign southward towards Mexico City. U. 8. Troops Ready. Marfa, Tex., Dec. 4. Immigration and cavalry troops went to Presidio, opposite Ojinaga, Mexico, today, on information that refugees from Chi huahua would cross the border there. Among the refugees are Gen. Mer eado, Huerta's commander in north ern Mexico, and his officers. It is not known whether the Mexican officers will seek safety in the United States or whether they will stand at Ojinaga against any attempt of the rebels to capture them. Ojinaga is reached over a fifty mile wagon road from Marfa. Release Demanded. Washington, D. C, Dec. 4. Immedi ate release of W. S. Windham, an American, and a companion of the name of Dunn, held for ransom near Mazatlau has been ordered by Govern or Felipe Riveros, commander in chief of the constitutionalist forces in Sina loa, according to today's dispatches to the state department. Windham for merly was cashier of a bank in Pasa dena, Calif., and is now superintend ent of a ranch. Today's dispatches, which confirm the capture of Victoria by the rebels, say both Monterey and Tampico are threatened. Nearly all the Americans many foreigners and hundreds of Mexicans have fled from Monterey to Texas. The strike situation at Tam pico is still unsettled. Today's ad vices say representatives of the oil company have gone to Mexico city to adjust differences. Durango is re ported comparatively quiet. Report is Unofficial. The Hague, Dec. 4. Neither official nor diplomatic circles in the Nether- lands know anything about the report that Queen Wilhelmina has been ap pointed by the powers an intermediary for the pacification of Mexico.. Left For Dead. Mexico City, Dec. 4. Col. Exiquio Barbosa, a federal officer who' was left for dead with a bullet through his chest after facing a firing squad of rebels at Torreon, arrived in the capi tal today. He relates that he was captured by General Francisco Villa when the federal troops commanded j by General Felipe Alvircz were wiped J out just before the evacaution of Tor- -reon. 1913 Colonel Barbosa is the only one tu escape death of the 19 officers cap- - tured by General Villa on that occas ion. He says that he, with all the rest, .were shot down. Later, however, he recovered consciousness and while his executioners were feasting, he crawled away from the spot and managed to get to a ranch" where he was given help. Some time later he got away and reached a mining camp where a doctor dressed his wounds. When he was able to walk he made his way to Zacatecas and Mexico City. Trial Start. Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 4. The trial of the Phelps-Dodge Mercantile company, the Douglas Hardware company, W.'H. Brophy, F. E. Coles and F. Fisher, tinder joint federal indictment charg ing conspiracy to export munitions of iwar from the United States to Mexico, !was begun here today in the United i Stales district court. Ramon P. Deni- Igiri, a representative of the constitu-! Uiomilists of Sonora, and J. L. Perez,! jwho were indicted with the defendants ; I in the present trial, but who pleaded : iimiltv. were the chief witnesses for the government! ' LaredTTet DecFWe hun dred and thirty-one refugees, most of whom were wealthy Mexicans, arrived here today from Monterey. They said fighting :it any time might, begin at Monterey. A Presbyterian minister named Mora, an Aniericnu citizen, from j Brownsville, Texas, was reported ar j rested by federals at Monterey with l his two sons. They were charged jwith being enemies of ihe govern Iment. The three were released on demand of the American consul at Monterey. Tells Experiences St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 4. Mrs. John B. Sanford, wife of the British vice consul at Monterey. Mexico, while here on her way to her home in Springfield, 111., today told her exper iences in the recent battle at Monte rey. "Two days before Thanksgiving," 'she said, "we tried to flee from our house because of scattering shot and the rebels opened fire on us. AVhile stretched full length on the floor that we might not be targets, my husband tore up the kitchen floor and we drop ped into the cellar. THE DAY IN CONGRESS Senate. Met at tn a. m. Adoption of Democratic currency bill program went over another day. Republicans senators attacke.1 the Democratic caucus. House. Met at noon. Rules committee gave a hearing to ;'.ie anti-suffragists. Hensley resolution for naval holi day generally discussed. War department officials urged- avia tion and other appropriations bo tor.? military committee. Rivers and harbors committea con tinued hearing on levee improvements for flood protection along the Missis sippi river. BUSINESS CONDITIONS ARE BETTER IN INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 4. Business conditions were resumed on almost a normal basis today, the fourth day of the strike of the teamsters and cliatfffeurs' ' union. Practically all team owners had at least a part of their forces in operation. ALLEGED FIANCEE OF DR. CRAIG TESTIFIES DENIES THAT SHE WAS ENGAGED TO HARRY THE PRISONER, ALTHOUGH HE CALLED EVERY SUNDAY, SHE SAYS. DR. KNABE WAS WATCHED, ANOTHER WITNESS TESTIFIES. Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 4. Miss Catherine Fleming, referred to by counsel for the state as the fiuancee of Dr. Wm. B. Craig, testified today for the prosecution at the trial of Dr. Craig for the murder of Dr, Helen E. Knabe. Miss Fleming denied she and Dr. Craig were engaged. She admit ted that they had discussed marriage but she said there was no engage ment. The witness testified she had known Craig tor seventeeu years- She had first met him in Indianapolis. Later she moved to a farm near Avon, Indi ana, where she lives with her mother, and for the last three years she said. Dr. Craig had been visiting her regu larly. "How often has Dr. Craig visited you?" "Nearly every Sunday." A man was seen peeping through Ihe windows of Dr. Helen F. Knabe's apartment on no less than twenty nights in July nnd August, 1911, Mrs. J. M. Smith testified today at the trial of Wm. B. Craig for the murder of Dr. Knabe. Mrs. Smith said the man wore dark clothes and a crush hat. The state hoped to be able to show that this man was Dr. Craig and that j been almost a foot. A light snow MI the alleged actions was one of his; in northern Arizona last night. Snow manifestations of jealousy. Mrs. 'for Colorado and rain or snow for Smith lived on the opposite side of i New Mexico was the forecast for to- the street and had an unobstructed view from her window home- of the Knabe STILL DIGGING OUT DEBRIS IN GOLDEN CYCLE. Cripple Creek. Colo., Dec. 4. Res cuers working in the Golden Cycle mine where a rock slide entombed three miners early in the week, dis covered today that the second slide, which delayed the rescue work, was of greater extent than had been thought. It was expected, however, that the , mass of rock would some time today. be penetrated SMALL AMOUNT ASKED I FOR AERONAUTICS Washington, D. C., Dec. 4. Briga dier General George P. Schrieven, chief of the signal service of the war department, told the house military affairs committee today that while his department was asking only $300,000 for military aeronautics. Mexico had appropriated $400,000 for the same purpose. THOUSAND ARE IN WANT IN TEXAS FLOOD j . j PROPERTY LOSS WILL RUN OVER A MILLION DOLLARS, MORE THAN A DOZEN DEAD, AND HUNDREDS -THE RAIN TURNS TO SNOW IN NORTH. SEVERE SNOW STORM IN ROCKY MOUNTAINS Dallas, Texas, Dec. 4. The death lists from the floods was increased to twenty today, when seven negroes were drowned at Hoarne. Boats were out this afternoon at llearne rescuing many persons caught in their homes. In central Texas, where high water has taken the three lives and caused tremendous damage, the flood wbb re ceding this afternoon. Rescue parties were proceeding steadily at their work. limirirorf mill MPVPT1 f V-fl VP t)VV- I sous marooned in au.International and Great Northern train all night near Marlin, were rescued this afternoon. The crest of the Brazos flood passed Waco and the Colorado river was re ceding at Austin. The highwater reached San Antonio this morning but the flood stage did not continue long. The rain continued. Dallas, Tex., Dec. 4. Rainfall con- turned touay in tne noou Districts uijator 0wen, defending the caucus ac Central Texas, adding to the menace i tioli declared the Democrats had nf hiirh waters, which already have cost IP, lives and about $1,000,000 prop erty damage. Tlie most important new point nuec-1 ted today was San Antonio. The floods cover portions of nearly every county from Sau Antonio, northward and east-' warn to mcmae an important cues oi norm ana central lexas. The homeless numbered thousands today, but as they were divided in Rmall groups, throughout the immense flood territory, no serious relief prob lems were presented. At Belton, bas kets of provisions were propelled on the telephone wires to flood victims. South Bosque reported that the rise which reached here yesterday came in a wall of water ten feet high. The residents had been warned. Near Marlin, 175 passengers on a Houstou and Txm Central ii!lroad train were marooned all night. The flood water rose over the rails until it reached the lower steps of the coaches. The Marlin overflow is from the Brazos river bed. The Brazos is ten miles wide at some points. Marlin is five miles from the river. Inundation of the cemeteries stop ped burials throughout the city. Plan ing mills turned out scores of boats to salvage properly and rescue the marooned. The Dead. At Belton five members of the Polk family. At Brownwood D. Lytton. At Dallas B. F. Lacey. At Grand Prairie Manley. At. Highbank, nenr Marlin Two ne groes. At Austin Three unidentified men. At Fort Worth yesterday's apparent relief from flood conditions changed this morning, when a dangerous new rise set in. Many Homeless. San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 4. Floods which have driven thousands of per sons from their homes in other parts of Texas reached San Antonio today when the river here went out of Its banks and inundated several sections of the city. Rescuing parties began carrying the marooned to safety. The damage to property was considerable. No loss of life has been reported here. now in Rockies. Denver, Dec. 4. Heavy snowfall jtwo appointed by the National Wo over most of the eastern slope of the! man Suffrage convention to ask Presi Rocky mountains was reported last 'night and this morning. At 10 o'clock i it was still snowing in Denver and ; throughout most of eastern and south- ern Colorado and northern New Mex ico. Some snow had fallen In Chey enne, but northern Wyoming reported clear weather. The total snowfall in Denver beginning December 1 ha'i night. The heavy fall of snow in Denver continued uninterrupted throughout ! the-forenoon. Street railway traffic was seriouF.'y impeded and delivery of coal and other necessities was made with great difficulty. The clt--schools reported less than half their normal attendance. Colorado Springs and Pueblo re ported almost complete stoppage of street railway traffic. In the Trinidad strike di3trict, there was much Buffer- ing in tho camps of the Colorado Na- tional guardsmen and the strikers. Roof Collapses. Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 4 The roof of large warehouse used by a local fur- nlture concern, collapsed this morning, under the weight of two feet of snow that has fallen since six o'clock last night. The storm continues without abatement and street car service and local traffic is at a standstill. Three feet of snow is reported in the moun tain districts. Trains are badly delayed. i . . ' SRIHIF HA R x ! ACTION ON i on i ! uiLL ! REPUBLICANS SCORE ON CURRENCY MEASURE, AND THE STEAM ROLLER METHODS USED TO SECURE AN EARLY VOTE flN THIS IFnrciATlflN 1 ri fcbMiwhin LEWIS, OWEN AND REED MAKE REPLY line Pankliurst, the militant suffragette Washington, 1). C, Dec. 4. Charges i leader was lodged today in Exeter jail, by Senator Cummins that the Dem-! The police who arrested her on board ociats had approached "dangerously the Majestic on her arrival from New near a conspiracy against the rights j York outwitted the women sympathiz er all the people" ili taking caucus ac-jers who had been watching to resist tion on the currency bill, marked the I her arrest. After she and the officers opening of today's Bession of the sen- landed from a tug at dock on the Ta- ate. "This bill has been considered else where and passed elsewhere" he said. "There will be no real debate iu (his chamber; it will be Bimply a farce, r hesitate to participate In it, for I do not want to give it, before the coun try, the color of actual deliberation. 1 cannot believe the American people will for a long period tolerate this le gislation by a caucus." Senator Lewis retorted that, Sen ator Cummins had sanctioned similar caucus methods while governor of Iowa, but Mr. Cummins denied it. Sen adopted the most "direct, efficient and simple way of securing legisla tion" after congress had for months ,lp,v.,j fim. i H (lpllounced the extended debate -on )m, jfetonHelcby bill as a "beating the ajr wMh pm)ty words- alld a de. . lay of Cl1rrency Wn Republicans declared that Dem ocrats were absenting themselves from the chamber and that all ad dresses were being made (o "empty scats". Senator Reed declared the Impres - sitin had gone abroad that President Wilson had exerted some "undue in fluence" on congress in the currency matter. "The President" said Senator Reed emphatically, "has never attempted to coax or coer.ee cc-'sress into passing any particular bill. I entirely deny that the president haB gone a hair's breadth beyond the performance of his constitutional duty." Senator Morris, Republican, de clared the situation showed the need of a cloture rule, He attacked the caucus. "With every fundamental principle which the president laid down In his message, I am in hearty accord" he said, "but the caucus system I will have no opportunity to assist in fram ing the measure which should carry out those principles, Practically every senator on this side of the chamber is in a similar position as to some one or more of the president's recommen dations." BUSY DAY FOR THE SUFFRAGE CQNUENTION iclal and Politl'al union of suffrage or v iganlzed this afternoon. The political wasmngion, uro. "Mernment's acton in arrest In ir Mrs a budget and of a new constitution for the National American Woman Suff-, rage association, the sending of a com- mittee to urge President Wilson to j send a message to congress asking mediate consideration of a woman suf-! frage amendment and election of of ficers for the ensuing year were the features on today's program of the convention in 4ntit,V."nnnal session here. Mrs. Medill McCormick and Miss iriesha HreckenridEe. the committee of dent Wilson to see delegates, called at the white house offices today and laid their requests before Assistant Secretatry Forester. Secretary Tu multy had gone to Jersey City to at tend the funeral of a relative. The committee was told that the president was ill today and they ask-j n 4t,.l Ik.., K nr.nta,l pnmn tlmp . ...oi . . tomorrow. They were Informed that if the president had sufficiently lm ' ; ..,.,,, ,..,,. ho IH ha nliln tn i receive them, but the matter probab-j21- after he had killed a fellow coun- ly could remain until later. Senator I tryman. The chief of police and four shnfmii, nf Colovnrtn was tn have tak.i(P"ry sheriffs have since fallen be en some of the suffrage leaders froniI(iIt' 1118 neauij aim ;hls state to the white house today, ibut the engagements were set aside on i account of the president's illness. REPUBLICANS FAVOR b a urcAume ELECTION Pierre. S. D Dec. 4. Returns last niirht from the nartv nronosal heldiarth, for Novia Scotia, she picked up throughout the state yesterday, indl- cate that a majority of the committee will recommend the re-election of Senator Crawford. There will, how ever, be an active contingent in favor of C. A. Howard, of Aberdeen, or some one else as against Mr. Craw ford. A minority proposal list is ar ranged to select Congressman Burke, or some other stalwart, for the sen ate. The "old time" Democrats assert they have made arrangements for a strong fight against the candidacy of B. S. Johnson, the Democratic organi zation candidate for senator. m. PANKflURTS IS NOW IN EXETER PRISON POLICE OUTWIT MILITANT SUFFRA GETTES WHO HAO PLANNED TO TO PREVENT HER ARREST UPON HER ARRIVAL TO-DAY FROM HER AMERICAN TOUR. HEAVY SEA AIDS IN MAKING ARREST Exeter, Eng., Dec. 4. .Mrs. L'mnie- mar river, tney started on: in tun di rection of London, but afterward changed their route and made direct for this city and reached their desti nation without encountering any ob struction. Aided by Elements. Plymouth, Eng., Dec. 4 Wind and sea today helped the police to evade the posse of suffragettes who had planned to prevent the rearrest of Mrs. Emmeline Pankliurst under the provision of the "cat and mouse" act. A heavy sen was running in the harbor when the steamship Majestic anchored shortly after noon. , The waves, while they did not affect, the powerful police tug, were too much for the little motor boat, which the mili tant suffragettes had engaged to head off the police. The occupants, who included "general" Mis. Flora Drum mond, and otlter leaders, were drench- ierl to the skin before they reached the liner. The Majestic, under police orders, had anchored outside the breakwater. The Bea delayed the little suffragette warship so much that it did not arrive at the side of the bis liner until the police were leading Mrs. Pankliurst 1 dowli the gangway. The militants 'shouted to her through their mega- pnones. uon i lunu: ine cats are utt er you!" Mrs. Pankliurst protested against her arrest and asked to see the war rant. It was explained that no war rant was necessary. At her request, Mrs. Child Dorr, an American suffra gist, was permitted to accompany her Six policemen and a wardress board ed the steamer to prevent any of the passengers interfering with the off! cers delegated to make the actual ar rest. In the meantime, the ordinary ten der, on which were many suffragettes armed with clubs, was kept standing off and the armed bodyguard was helpless. Bodies of Buffragett.es were on guard outside all the prisons in the south west of England to which it was thought Mrs. Pankliurst might be tak en. During the night at Bristol the women who took sentry duty in re- ilays outside the jails, were attacked j by a hostile crowd and several people I were hurt In the struggles. j Release Demanded. i London, Dec. 4. The women's so- union views with indignation the gov- pankilurst upon her return trom her triiiniphant trip to the Unted States, j, ,pman,8 her instant release. ICIIL I ADCV DLLIlLvC LUr t HAS ESCAPED FROM THE MINE Bingham, Ptah, Dec. 4. The Btimdg ing of the Utah Apex mine, in which Ralph Lopez, slayer of six men, took refuge just a week ago, continued to- day with the likelihood that not until tomorrow would the (ires be allowed to die down. The belief grew today that the des perado had escaped from the mine, which was meant to be his tomb. Odds narrowed from two to one to even mo ney that he had not succumbed to the poisonous gases that have been generate(j in tIle thirty mlles of Bub. f terrauean workings since Monday Tl. n.. I r.r.., Ytrnr, Vnt-nmliDP ' I'"1"'1" ' -"'!" uc6nu ..uvcuun SHIPWRECKED CREW PICKED UP AT SEA. !.. . . ' , i .-.I-..'.,. "sn steamer invergyie repuiieu luuaj U'at while on the voyage from the crew of the British brig Evelyn, which was abandoned on November 28 The Kvelyn, commanded by Cap-j tain Roberts, was sailing from Beaver - ton New Foundland to Glasgow. ' ILLINOIS WOMAN FACES SERIOUS CHARGE, Waukegan, 111., Dec. 4. Alleged gossips had their inning in court here t,i., oi tho trial nf six women of the village of Volo who are charged with riding Mrs. John Richardson on a rail The complaining witness charged her with murdering a child and was taken under oath. mm URGE THE HOUSE AGAINST UOTES FOR WOMEN Washington, D. C, Dec. 4. Oppon jents of woman suffrage appean-d be fore the house rules committee today to argue why a committee on woman suffrage should not be creaied by the house. The delegation was headed by Mrs. A. M. Dodge, of New York, who yesterday was reelected president of the national association opposed to women suffrage. Speakers lor Ihe op ponents declared working women were opposed to the franchise because they would lose more than they would gain. This was in answer to the state ment of the suffragists that the work-1 ins women needed the franchise and , was strongly in favor of it. , Mrs. Arthur Dodge, the leader of ! the anti-suffrage movement, had ! charge of presenting arguments, She j said (lie speakers represented "more than ninety thousand American worn- en, all over voting age." This Mrs. i Dodge said, was all the more remark- j able, because we women are of a class not eager to organize " Miss Alice Hill Chittenden of New York, declared the equal suffrage question was not a federal one; that it should be left to the stutes. Miss Chittenden said that there were more than two and a half million women of voting age in New York, the majority of them foreign born and that the. anti-suffrage women believed it had hot been left to the other states of the. union to say whether they had been added to the New York electorate. "Women," said she, "has attained what she today without the vote. The women who oppose equal suffrage are not. drones, nor parasites, sitting home with our knitting, but real conserva tionists of women's position iu the community, as a non-partisan citizen." To give woman the ballot, she be lieved, would "make her a mere spoke in the political machinery." Mrs. Robert Garrett of Maryland, de clared that thousands of women of her slate actively opposed woman suf frage. HOUSE ARGUES PRO AND CON ON NAVAL HOLIDAY. Washington, D. C., Dec. 4. The naval balulay came up again today in the house. The opening speech was umutt uy rtepi eseiuauve oi. iUississip pi, who declared the only beneficiaries j of a war scare were those who made 1 the battleships and armor.:;:; Representative J. Hampton Moore, of Pennsylvania, leading opposition to the Hensley resolution, said he did not. believe in congress "making a fool of itself by taking action an a newspaper report that Winston Churchill had! suggested an international curtailment of naval building for a, year." CZAR WILLIAM TAKES HAND IN ARGUMENT THE TROUBLE IN ALSACE ASSUMES A NATIONAL IMPORTANCE, AND THE EM PEROR IS INVOLVED. PARLIAMENT VOTES LACK OF CONFIDENCE RESOLU TION, 293 TO 54. ,. . n-iii!, Berlm. Dec. 4.-Emperor illiam decided today that the time had come for him to interfere personally with the full weight of his authority In order to put an end to the differences between the civil and military autho rities of Alsacefi Ills majesty this morning summoned the governor gen eral of Alsace-Lorraine, count Charles I Von Wedel, and the commanding geu (eral, Lieutenant General Berthold von iDeimling to report to him Immediately I at Donaeuschingen. The strife between the military authorities und the civilians iu the lit tle garrison town of Kabern, Alsace brought about over night a political crisis of the most acute order in Ger many. Demands for the rpsicimlion Lf (ne Tmpel.jai Cancellor were voiced j today by the Tageblatt, the Frank-jlo t't c.hvpUp and other radical papers. ' , vote of non-confidence in the Ger nan government in connection .vith Its iaititude In regard to the rimmo r)a-;a iL.-.-or, tv.a Tiiitnrv A Hvili in at a . am, Alsace, was adopted in the lm-i Vcrial parliament totlav by 2rl : against i nno hlnnk naner was hi.rded in .! v Lile 49 members were not present. The nnsatisfvinc nature of Dr. Von . . 1 f,eTMllKIin MOllWeKH BAUHtun vc-s- ,.r(Iay in the imperial parlian.-vt art! ihe brusque statement of Mai .r ..n, (lal Erich Von Falkenhayn, minister jpf war, it is pointed out, niad3 possib'e it serious hitch in the budget progrju. U is not unlikely that . the imperial , parliament will refuse to proceo with i the discussion of the budget m.til it j y-oWph aottBfartnrv raarants- thai ... Attn c.nl. 1... i jiueie win cti no repei n mm, mi ... Pen-icidents as those which have occurred ; at .abern. The imperial chancellor, aware that i I even his own supporters are blaming j him for the absence of any definite! i declarations as to how he is going to j ideal with the authors of the incidents, j (appeared in the imperial parliament at the opening of today's session. He j 'was evidently much exercised over the j i situation. Taking the floor at once, j he declared that Emperor W Uliam had expressed extreme displeasure over the occurrences at Zabern and had given the general in command strict orders that such violations of the law as the clearing of the streets by the military and the arrest ..of civilians should not be repeated. " m ma ip nsin Ml lift Id mm BY COLORADO AUDIT! SOLDIERS ON STRIKE DUTY PAID FOR THE FIRST TWENTY DAYS' SERVICE STORM PLAYS HAVOC IN CAMPS. SOME STRIKE BREAK. ERS REFUSE TO WORK. SECRETARY WILSON IS STILL TRYING FOR PEACE Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 1. State aud itor Roady Kenehan and State Irea surer M. J. Leddy today superintended the distribution of $.12,000 among the soldiers of the Colorado National Guard. 'Ihe sum represented Ihe sol diers pay for the first twenty days of service in the present coal strike. The soldiers at Camp San Rafael marched to Trinidad in a blinding snow storm and through two feet of snow to re ceive their pay. Detachments in out lying districts will be relieved this afternoon to enable them to come to Trinidad for their money. Expense bills', amounting to $S,000 were, also paid, An unprecedented fall of snow dur ing tho past twelve hours has caused much hardship among the soldiers and suffering in the tent colonies of tho strikers. The hospital tent at Camp San Rafael collapsed early to day and a little later two big horse tents fell, creating a panic among the cavalry mounts and artillery horses. The soldiers, in scanty attire, were routed out of their bunks to carry the sick to other quarters and repair the damage. I At the Ludlow tent colony the big I assembly tent collapsed early today land a number of the smaller tents thnvo fnllpn Apppks tn a numbpr of ,hft ,,,,,. tent colonies has been , complf,tlJ,y cut otr. At union headquarters it is slated that the strikers in the colonies have, ample supplies of food and fuel. j Twenty seven members of a party of j forty Mexicans brought in Tuesday ; to work in the Gray Greek mine, re- i fiioo.l tn rtltr ,.n-il liv thp Inn elaim. , . J . ' ,' ,!,, ,, ,., "'-"7 "7" "Z . .-, ,.,..,,., hV. .,. ,ilU! ill UI1IUII llC(iulUHlll.io uii" tiiyj' . ling nnd were referred lo the county ! authorities. According to the operators the men will be offered places In the district, and if Ihey will not work, will he sent back to Texas. Investigation of cases growing out of the Btrike were resumed this morn ing by the military commission. t Still Working for Peace. I Denver, Colo., Dec, 4. Secretary of ' Labor William B. Wilson today held a conference with representatives of Ihe Colorado coal operators. In an ef fort to bring about a resumption of their meeting with strikers. It was expected that if the operators agreed jlo continue peace negotiations, tne I secretary of labor would ask leaders J menL Governor Amnions was present at the conference with the operators today. CONVICT PROBABLY LOST IN STORM Cheyenne. Wyo., Dec. 4. That James Myers, aged 61, a convict of the state prison at Rawlins, is lost in the snow between Cheyenne and Denver, is the fear of Governor Carey and the stale prison board which gave him permission to go to Denver, unacco'mpanied, to visit his sister. Myers, who had served twenty-two years in the I'nlted States navy and then was arrested and convicted for .lnrcenv. was permitted to leave the penitentiary at Rawlins, two days ago lay his case before the pardon news-'board. I While in Cheyenne, Myers express- led a keen desire to visit his sisler in Denver and, while not on parole, he biv pemuooiuu Uu u leavi ii g Cheyenne, he has not Since been heard from, and it Is feared that, he has oeen lost m tne storm, as neuner Governor Carey nor the board be lieves tne man naa vioiatea ins "honor" release. LODGING HOUSE FIRE WILL BE INVESTIGATED. Boston, Dec. 4. The fire which cost the lives of twenty-eight men in the Arcadia hotel, a low priced lodging house in tne souui enu uisinci ea.ij today, had become tne sunjecc oi eigm separate investigations by nightfall. Some of these were to determine .l,aMi lav roanmiallillit V fnl lllp inn dt ...... u ..... . Hons which made the loss of life so large, and others were directed toward divising measures to protect hundreds of other men forced by circumstances to seek shelter in similar places. COL. ROOSEVELT GETS PRESENT OF A HORSE. Buenos Ayres, Dec. 4 Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Buenos Ayres this afternoon after visiting the navai Dase at Bah la Blanca and inspecting tho Argentine squadron. The minister of marine gave a luncheon in his honor on the cruiser Buenos Ayres. The colonel was presented with an Argentine horse at a reception given by the Buenos Ayres equestrian socle-, ty this afternoon.