SANTA FEt NEW MEXI60, FRIDA Y, DECEMBER 5, 191
DENVER BURIED UNDER A MANTLE
OF THIRTY-THREE INCHES OF
SNOW, WITH FIFTY INCHES RE
PRRTFIl (IN CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.
TDsmn Tim IIP OVER STATE.:
MILK SUPPLY IS
CUT OFF BY STORM
Deliver, Colo., Dec. 5. At 1 o'clock
this afternoon the government wealh
er bureau records showed a snow fall
of 33 inches .breaking all Denver rec
ords. The district forecaster said that
if the present snowfall continues un
til evening as seems possible, the
fall will reach forty inches.
Up to 2 o'clock four persons have
been reported to the police as missing.
Two women were found unconscious
in snow drifts last night. There were
reports of building collapses, in which
there was possible loss of life, but
these were not confirmed.
Undertakers served notice today
that there would be no attempt at
present to hold funerals. Many
bodies are being held at undertaking
It was announced today that no at
tempt would be made to onen the city
schools until the stort, .utes and the
streets are clear.
A mantle of aproximately 29 inches
of snow covered this city and sub
urbs today and the precipitation conti
nued. The local weather bureau could
give no promise of immediate relief.
The snowfall of the last thirty hours
established a new record for twenty
eight years and approached the rec
ord fall of 32.1 in a three days storm
in April 1885. All street car and sub
urban traffic was blocked.
None of the railroads had sent any
trains out of Denver since six o'clock
last night and It was announced that,
no attempt would be made to move
any before noon today.
Local telephone communication was
impaired, principally because a short
age of operators, at the central offices.
Only by heroic Jef forts "were tiro tele
graph companies enabled to maintain
an impaired service with outside
Advices from Colorado cities and
towns showed practically no change
from conditions last night, the snow
fall varying from 10 inches on the
plains to 50 inches along the continen
tal divide. A compartively even tem
perature slightly below freezing pre
vailed and with little wind there had
been no severe suffering from expo
sure In the cities.
Practically no reports had been re
ceived from the range country and
remote rural and mining districts. The
police had received no reports of per
sons dead Injured, or missing.
Reinforcing the hundreds of men
with pick and shovels, ordinary road
scrapers drawn by six horses, were
brought into use today in an effort to
clear the street car tracks in the
down town section, but up town little
impression had been made on wet
packed snow piled" high in the streets.
Abandoned by the hundreds, deli
very wagons, drays, hacks and auto
mobiles were to be seen throughout
the city. Almost no attempt was
made by commission firms and job
bers today to make deliveries, even
down town,, and hotels and restaurants
had their stores replenished by gangs
of "men carrying supplies. Coal deal
ers, milkmen, and others, who ordi
narily make daily trips through the
rltv were unable to care for their
trade. Carriers delivered what little
hat little ,
mail there was only within a radius of j
No milk has been received since yes-
terday. Reports from Central City ,
stated that a party of rescuers who ;
last night went In search of eight min
ers were lost.
The stage from Boulder to Jlmtown
vas reported lost with its driver.
stage was reported missing near Bue
At 1 o'clock railroad ltrafflc still
vas tied up.
"Babies and invalids first" was the
dairymen's slogan, mid efforts to de
liver their product today was confined
to this class.
Port Collins was marooned today,
the last train reaching that city at 8
o'clock last night, more than 2 hours
late. Traffic and business were pract-
At Cripple Creel:, the tnermomeier .PMa was roonen mr me nnrmm ,, regdrJjug iiaudiine 0f pas-
hovered close to the zero mark and liGamboa dike on October 10, last, col-, genger9 on Xos 3 and 4. In ad-
heav ysnow driven by a stiff wind fell; onel Gaillard lay unconscious in his dition to passengers using No.
today. The average fall In the district ; bed at the hospital here. 3 iocaiiy to Albuquerque and to
. California points and No. 4 east-
bound for Kansas City and Chi-
TO SEARCH MINE FOR BODY cago, (also to Denver on Wed
OF DESPERADO RALPH LOPEZZe JTti
rl,Ui-n otirt Kansas ftitv for
Bingham, T'tah, Dec. 5. The Utah-,
Apex mine, supposed to be the tomb!
of -Ralph Lopez, slayer of six men, i
vas unsealed today. XTpon the remov-1
al of the double bulwarks at the exits, j
. ,w rirtM
Into the mine from Monday morning Lopez took refuge in the mine eight
Until late last night, escaped with a days ago. after killing a fellow Mexl
rush It was expected a posse -would can and three peace officers on Novem-
im bMa to enter Detore nigui nuu
n iit five feet.
of snow was reported at La
'Junta while at Lamar lu bourn east-,
! orii Colorado, it was clear and warm, .
! wiili no snow.
i Only a 12 to 15 inch fall of snow i
i was reported from Leadville. near the I
i summit of the continental divide. ;
I t:iie.venne reported three feet of :
0ii,w 'with the weather clear and
warm. The entire absence 01 snow
was the information received from
Grand Junction in western Colorado.
The storm area appears to be local
to the eastern slope of the Rocky
mountains, extending east toward the
Colorado state line and embracing
southeastern Wyoming, eastern Colo
rado and northern New Mexico; .
TWO ARE SHOT
IN STRIKE AT
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 5. Two
strikebreakers were shot, one prob
ably fatally, when a crowd of striking
teamsters and sympathizers attacked
a wagon of the Cobum Transfer com
pany today. Jacob Sonenfield of Chi
cago, was shot through the neck, and
his injuries are believed to be fatal.
Ceorge C. Williams of Cincinnati was
wounded in the leg,
A crowd gathered around the
wagon, hurling bricks and other mis
siles. When the strikebreakers began
whipping their horses into a gallop a
number of shots were fired from the
crowd. Police reserves were called
and ai'ler battering a few of the lead
ers with their clubs, dispersed the
crowd. Several arrests were made.
Sonenfield and Williams wore taken
to a hospital.
THEDAV IN CONGRESS
Met at noon.
Ratification of Democratic currency
bill program delayed.
Consideration of Hetch-Hetchy cm
interstate Cdhimerce Commission
postponed consideration of trust bills.
Met nt. noon.
Hearing on LaFollette seaman's bill
set for December 13.
McGill-Dyer election contest set for
hearing on December 15.
Good roads committee agreed to be
gin healings on many federal aid bills
Passed resolution to make February
the time for classification of lands oi
Chickasha and Choctaw nations.
Authorized Chairman Garrett of the
lobby committee to read his report
I. C. C
ON CURRENCY BILL
Washington, D. C, Pec. 5. Anti
trust legislation will receive, no de
tailed consideration before the inter
state commerce commission until af
ter the passage of the currency bill.
The committee decided to delay outlin
ing a general program until the senate
has completed its long daily sessions.
COLONEL GAILLARD OF
MAN WHO HAD CHARGE OF ENGINEERING
WORK IN CULEBRA CUT OF THE
PANAMA CANAL, DIES IN BALTIMORE
OF ILLINESS CONTRACTED IN THE
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 5. Lieutenant
Colonel David Dubose Gaillard, TT. S.
A., who directed the engineering work
in the Culebra Cut division of the
Panama canal, died at the Johns Hop
kins hospital here today.
Colonel Gaillard had teen a patient
at the hospital since ugust 17, last,
suffering from a growth in the head,
ho result nf seven years' arduous
, . , ttl rr,if,ni MimntA of the
. He faie4 gVannaiiy, but
I steadily, and for the last two months
j. . ' , . , of coma due ,0 tne
preagure of trie cranial growth on the
bra)n ceHs Tne physicians finally
brain cells. The physicians Anally
decided some time ago that an opera-j
tlon was useless . and might hasten
death. He is survived by his widow
and a son, Lieutenant David P. Gail
lard, V. S. A. Both were at the bed
side when the end came. Lieutenant
Gaillard was born at Winnsboro, S. C,
in 1859. He graduated froir .
Point military academy In 1S81 and
since that time had won many honors ;
iii the ene neering service. A bill was
introduced in congress ast month;
promoting him to the rank of colonel j
In recognition of his distinguished .
.tflna .-lll. j,l,vnQtari In thp PTPftT
engineering feat in tne t uieira sec
tion of the Panama canal. WhenLul-
search for the body of the desperado.
As It was possible that Lopez was still
alive, the deputies were prepared for
another underground battle such as oc-
currcd Saturday, when two of their
Ho- .... vniort
A niPtfTM nr
n tiisil-U I Ida 3 ;
! Hsmo I LU
A. GERMER, ORGANIZER OF THE U.
M. W. AND DIRECTOR OF THE
STRIKE IN WALSENSURG DISTRICT,
IS LOCKED UP. MILITARY COM
THE STORM CAUSES
STRIKERS TO SUFFER
Trinidad, Colo-, Dec. 5. Adolpli
Gerner, international organizer of the
United Mine Workers of America who
has directed strike operations in the
Walsenburg district since the strike
was called and who was placed under
military arrest early today at that
place, will be brought before the mili
tary commission tomorrow for exami
A number of automatic revolvers
were found in Germer's quarters at
Walsenburg and confiscated. The
militia also seized a number of letters
addressed to Germer which are being
held as evidence.
The military commission will set at
Walsenhnre tomorrow and the cases
of seven strikers, held for the murder
of four mine guards near Laveta, will
be among the first to be considered.
Louis Zancanelli, held by the military
authorities for the killing of Detective
George VV". Belcher since Nov. 20, was
formally charged with the crime in an
information filed in the district court
this morning by District Attorney J. J.
Hendrick. The verdict of the coro
ner's jury did not implicate Zancanelli
and today's action is the first taken by
the civil authorities against the pris
The military commission resumed
an investigation of the Belcher killing
again this morning and the finding
will probably be made public during
About fifty strikers have applied for
work at the mines in the district
since yesterday according to reports
received at the local offices of the
A hPHW snowstorm which accompa
rt nied with a high wind has now assuiiy
. ..... I.,. a nf a Vlw'nr,l f-nn.
.iil the ni-onortions of a blizzard, con
tinued to rage throughout the strike
i;oue today, causing much hardship
and suffering among the strikers hi
the tent colonies and the soldiers of
the national guard.
Traliic is at a standstill and it is
now impossible to move supplies to
the outlying districts. Nearly three
feet of snow has fallen and fears are
entertained that the strikers and
their families nearly 3,000, will sur
fer from hunger and exposure before
food and fuel can be supplied. Train
service north of Trinidad is demoral
ized. No serious wire trouble is reported.
The storm interferring seriously with
the limited coal mining operations and
the supply on hand is not large.
Because of the difficulty and ex
pense that would be encountered in
bringing details of soldiers now on
j duty at outlying points to Trinidad
ailU VVUIt-ltUUi&, ouuc j
Kenehan and state treasurer, M. J-L-eddy
have acceded to the request of
General Chase that the men be paid
at the several stations. Storm condi
tions, however, have stopped the work
of the state officials for the present
and some of the soldiers may not re
ceive their money for several days.
MILITANCY NEVER WILL
BE TRIED IN
Washington. D. C' Dec. 5. Dr. Anna
Hmvnrii Khnw. nresident of the Nation
al American Woman Suffrage associa
tion, outlined her views on militancy
today Just heforo the close of the con
vention. She asserted that militant
methods never have been adopted and
necr will be used in this country to
tho hnllot for women, because
, itutlonal method8 ot clvl.
CALIFORNIA LIMITED X
IS AGAIN IN USE. V
V Santa Feans and people coining
, Fe aBain use ,ne
. . known
' .. . T ,.,toH - onH
i , , .. . ;
Th8 wag a8Certained today by
flowing Information sent
- vexiCan bv Agent Har-
vey S. Lutz, of the Santa Fe rail-
; .The Santa Fe has modified the
Chicago and Kansas City for
i T.nmv nnil Santa Fe."
For some time the Santa Fe
Chamber of Commerce has been
making efforts to restore those
i two famous trains to the use of
1 Santa Feans traveling to or from
the capital and for tourists. This
X the capital and for tourists. This
action of the Santa Fe railroad of-
ficials is. therefore, a source of X
S much satisfaction to Santa Feans. S
MAY PROVE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR
IN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COM
MITTEE MEETING, DECEMBER 10.
--SENATOR JONES APPROVES
OF THE INNOVATION.
CUMMINS IS FOR
SPECIAL CONVENTION: REFUGEES CONTINUE
TO ARRIVE ON BORDER
Washington, D. C, Dec. 3. The is-j
sue of direct presidential primaries.
brought into public discussion by 1'rcs-j Juarez, .VI ex., Dec. .".Although (ien-idc-nt
Wilson's message, promises to I era Francisco Villa, with 7. "DO rebels,
be an important factor in deliberations al.p wlthn ,( fpw mi(,s f chihuahua
of the nepublic.au National committee j(o(av hp h.1(, )(), nctmi11y entered the
Here December id.
Many believe congress may provide i
primaries that will do away with the
need oF any nominating conventions
before the next presidential election.
It was pointed out today that if a
direct primary law were passed before T) j,,,,!,.!,,.,!,,,, 0f an important con
the 1016 election the need for a change fer,,Ilce wtn Carranza, head of the
of Republican presentation would dis- pnnrnwni General
Senator Jones, a member of the law
committee, returned to wasning'in 10-
day and said plans were going forward
for a national convention.
"I am in favor of some form of di
rect primary," he said. "One plan that
appears to be sound would provide Al
rect primaries in the state, with na- 'necessitated a more united understand
tional convention, In which delegates;, nonnfirninB future operations.
would sit in proportion to the vote in
the states. Each state would apportion Ijiermosll-lo to proceed on to Chihua
its delegates according to the strength for col,It,rence 0r1o go to Villa
of the respective party candidates, and ,,.,.,. Should he decide to go
the nation would make, the final
Senator Cummins, one of the most
active advocates of rules revision,
and chairman of the conciliation com
mittee, appointed In Chicago
spring, declared today
of presidential primaries should not
Interfere with the holding of a special
"I am strongly in favor of direct
primaries," he said, "but there is no
assurance that the direct primary law
will he passed, or at least that it, will
not be long delayed. It is our duty to
go ahead with the convention plans we
have outlined and complete the refor
mation of Republican rules that -will
make the party machinery thoroughly
responsive to the will of the voters."
NOW HAVE THEIR
PRESENT ARGUMENTS TO RULES
COMMITTEE AGAINST A COM
MITTEE ON SUFFRAGE IN THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WOULD AID SOCIALISM
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. Jlrs.
William F. Scott of New York, chair
man of the legislative committee of
the Guidon club opposed to woman
suffrage, addressed the house rules
committee today lu argument against
a standing committee on suffrage.
"Each successful suffrage cam
paign," she said, "has been carried by
an appeal to the people to rise against
the law and the existing government
under the dictates of self Interest. In
Los Angeles, the suffragettes chanted
to the beat of marching feet, as the
labor unions and Socialist organiza
tions torched bareheaded past the
prison in which the McNamaras await
ed their fate, "you vote for us and
we'll vote for you."
They urged that the federal gov
ernment have nothing to do with the
suffrage question; that it should be
left to the states. In this she was
supported by Mr. and Mrs. Rossiter
Johnson, also of the Guidon club of
Mr. Johnson insisted that anv state
desiring woman suffrage rs at liber -
tv in hnus it "u'lthniit nnv nVan it ment
of the federal constitution or any ac- declaration that he will not intervene
tion of congress whatever." jny force of arms in our affairs, Mr.
"In making anv advance toward wo- Hays asks the American congress to
man Euffrage," said Mrs. Johnson, I give the executive ample power to call
"this government would be playine in- on the national guard for active ser
to the hands of the two forces within ivice.
ho iTitort snte thnt ripsirp the re- The newspaper proceeds to eom-
nublic's overthrow. These forces are!
Socialism and Mormonism. The latter ! of thought. Indicated by the contraaic
introduced woman suffrage into thisitory attitude of President Wilson and
country while Utah was a territory, jof the chairman of the house of rep
and Socialism is responsible for every resentatives committee on military af-
other particle of political suffrage in
this country or any other.
Miss Alice Black well of Boston, op-
ened the rebuttal for the suffragists
before the committee. She asserted
the anti's never had been able to show
that more than 1 per cent of the worn-
en of the country were opposed to
equal suffrage. While the antl-suffra-
gfsts, she said, were organized in sev-
enteen states, the suffragists had or-
(Continued on Page Four.)
TWO REDEL LEADERS WILL MEET
SOON TO DISCUSS FUTURE OPERATIONS-REBEL
CHIHUAHUA KUERTA'S FAMILY
AT VERA CRUZ.
itv nt ,.-,,,
vilI r.,..ds hH (.a,,ture of the city
as a mere formality, as the civil gov
ernor was ordered by General Mer
cado lo turn the place over to the
j 'v,.,,.w. ...... i
iii - nnnism vnin tlm rebel enmmnnder. I
'rptlll.nod t0(jay from the vicinity of the
,if nf rhlh, ..,,. n.itilnl,t havine en-
tered the city, to Villa Ahumdn, 80
miles south of the border.
It was said recent events, such ns
the evacuation of Chihuahua and the
further extension of rebel territory,
j V11 l0(1 v mmpBtefl Carraii?.a at
by way of Juarez, he would have to
travel through United States terri
tory, crossing at Xogales. In that
event Villa would come northward
from the vloinitv of Chihuahua to Villa
1 i,n,a,i dio nonrpst imvn with tele
Villa hopes in his trip south of
Chihuahua, after the conference with
Carranza to win some victories
through desertions by the thousands of
federals who have been isolated and
without pay for weeks.
Mexico City, Dec. B. The family
of Provisional President llin'rta is
said to have gone secretly to Vera
Cruz on Nov. 3d. They were living
quietly In that city, where their pres--
ence is known only to a few intimate
The departure of the Huerta family
on that date' on a special train gave
rise to a report that the president
himself had left Mexico City.
The report in regard to Huerta was
baaed on the fact that he boarded
!the special early in the morning and
accompanied his family as far as Tex-
coco, a few miles out, returning later
to the federal capital in an automo
bile. Refugees Still Arriving
Washington, D. C, Dec. Official
dispatches continue to report the ar
rival of refugees from Mexico at La
redo, Texas, in large numbers. Mexi
cans outnumber Americans and
'other foreigners fleeing the country,
j Refugees from Tampieo are expected
I at Port Arthur, Texas, Sunday,
i In the Acauulco district where there
'have been many ami-American demon-j
1 strations, is reported worse, j m:
'armored cruiser California is at Man
Izanillo within easy distance,
j A belated dispatch from Chihuahua
says good order was maintained when
I the federals evacuated the town, and
ithat no Inconvenience to Americans is
'reported. Kail communication be
tween Saltillo and Torreon continues
Laredo, Tex.. Dec. S Kefugees ar
riving here today said so far us they
knew, all Americans had left Monterey,
Mexico. Some of these Americans,
it was said, were in such financial
stiaits they had to be assisted by
agents of the American consular serv
ice. Berlin, Dec, 5. Francisco de la
Barra, formerly provisional president
of Mexico, arrived here today from
Paris, on his way to Japan. He spent
the greater part of the day with the
Mexican minister to Germany, F. A.
Delcaza. He did not pay a visit lo the
foreign office to see any German offi
cials. Mexico City. Dec. f.. Commenting
nn tho Initiative in connection with
the national guard taken by James
Hay, congTssman from Virginia, in
introducing the army volunteer bill in
!!he house, of representatives at Wash-
' ngton. El Diaro, says:
President Wilson's flat
ment sarcastically upon the unanimity j
The editorial concludes:
In any event, it will always be a
! consolation to us that in the American
j congress there are sucn icaaers :boar(i th.e Majestic yesterday.
j Mann to defend us against the rage' Wjjnt Revenge.
of the government. The situation is The threat of the
parallel .0 that in France when Jules London 5 -The l
Fabre and his friends defended us mil tant 'VTart or
against the Second Empire which j lent metl ods
trampled on us and which the govern- heir leader Mrs
ment in the white house would HKe to
ment in tne wuu. m
Philadelphia, I'a., Dec B Testify
ing today In the sail of the govrnmeut :
for the dissolution of the American !
Telephone and Telegraph company, -John
A. Howard of Wheeling. VV. Va., ,
told of the collapse of a plan to take '
over all independent lines east of the'
Kockv mountain!!. He was called by!
(lie government to tell of the sale of '
the Interstate Telephone company oi
New Jersey, to the Hell system, where-1
bv. he said, competition in northern :
j Xnv Jersey was wiped out. 1
j On cross examination, Air. Howard
i saiil the "Continental Telegraph and ;
Telephone company, was organized to
lake over all independent companies
east ot I lit; ruckles, but went nuo tae
hands of receivers- At the time of the
collapse, is said, Independent tele
phone companies In West Virginia, !
western Pennsylvania, anil eastern1
Ohio, bad been merged into the Na- j
tionat leiepnone corporation aim v e.i e
about to affiliate with the Continental, j
Mr. Howard then told of negotia-i
lions now under way in which it. is i
planned for the Hell system to take
over the companies of the National
Corporal ion. The taking of testimony j
will he resumed in New
York next I
IN TRIAL OF DR.
WILLIAM B. CRAIG
Shelbyville. Ind., Dec,
5 The de -
fet i in the trial of Dr. Win. 13. Craig,
hi' '-3 i.lleged murder of Dr. llelene
Knabe, today brought out the fact that
there was no light in the Knabe apart
ment at the time Bcreams were heard
on the night she met, death. Joseph
Carr, who testilied yesterday for the
stale on direct examination, said he
heard screams coming from the apart
ment about 2 -. T'.O a. m.
Carr, on cross examination, today
said he saw no light in the apartment.
Ho was also questioned as to his rea
sons for being late and said he had
spent much of the evening in a wine
RIVERS AND HAREORS
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. The
tent hatiuual rivers and harbors con-
Kress adjourned today after re-electing j
Senator Kansdell of Louisiana, presi-
dent and passing resolutions endorsing
annual federal appropriations for!
river and harbor Improvements and a
iwmonai poucy ,r ww.j.
FRIEND OF CARNEGIE'S
DIES FROM ACCIDENT.
Orange, N. J-, Dec. 6. Alexander
King, intimate friend of Andrew Car
negie, and former vice president of
the American Thread company, died
at his home here today of injuries re
ceived when he was run down by an
automobile last Wednesday. He was
73 vears old.
REPUBLICANS MEET TO
nnsT icrtltumur. Dl AM rnB MMINf!
SESSION OF NEW YORK LEGISLATURE
SENATOR ROOT IS CHAIRMAN OF THE
New York, Dec.
to shape the Republican policy at the1
approaching session of the New York I
state legislature, brought to isow
rYork city today practically all the
men who will control the party s (les
tinv between now and next election.
There was no formal program
ingestions were invited from all the
elements represented. Hie result ex-,
pected was a compromise between rad-
..i .i -,,ourv!itlvea and a
legislative plan that would satisfy, CASE CANT BE TRIED.
most of the Progressives. ! The famous case of the Lntted
Senator Root was made permanent A States vs. Felipe Sandoval, charg-
chairman. He said thai in view of;ed with introducing liquor nto
the recent strange and disturbing i an Indian pueblo, which raised
events of our political history and of j the question: -What is the status
the restoration of control of the as-j of an Indian." will never be tried. SS
senibly to the Republican party. lt Why? Because the defendant has
had seemed wise to meet and clarify i gone before the Highest Judge.
the situation. There was a tense in- A mandate was received from
terest throughout the nation he said, the U. S. supreme court directing X
as to the course of the party in the! the case to ! reinstated on the
state of New York. He believed the docket of the V. S. district court
party should have an affirmative and j- here. The death of the defendant
for the benefit of iv was sueeested to the court by
the whole people,
The duty of the party, as be saw it,
was to keep pace with the changing
conditions of the times. "There must
be a fair opportunity for expression
of opinion by every member of the
party," he said.
MRS. PANKHURST STARTS etf
HUNGER STRIKE IN EXETER JAIL
Rvetor V.na. Dec. 5. Mrs. Emme-
jline Pankhurst, the suffragette leader,
, aj( ton-ay to be In a state of col-
i . having started another hunger
and thirst strihe since her arrest on
destruction of a mansion at
iDEATH LIST IN
m W W HI
CREST OF TEXAS FLOOD
GULF, BUT FULL EXTENT OF THE
I DAMAGE IS NOW JUST BECOMING
: KNOWN. ANOTHER RAIN MAKES
! MATTERS WORSE.
PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY
,.,..,.,, Tx T,.,(. Henry Mar-
tin, vice president and general mana
ger of the International and Great
Northern, was drowned at Valley Junc
tion, in the Brazos river Hoods.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 5. With the crest
of the Hood that lias been sweeping
I through north and central Texas for
I the last, two days now centered in the
J Colorado and Brazos rivers about
jiJearne, in the southern portion of the
: state, it was estimated at noon that
j the death list would total between
I thirty and forty persons and the prop-
U,. rlomtxro iimniltlt tn !l011f 82.000.-
1''' - ' - - ;".
000. Many of the dead reported since
last night's estimate of 2(1, were ne
groes whose bodies were seen floating
in the lower Brazos river today.
Conditions are rapidly improving at
points where the water has receded.
Hundreds of person driven from
their homes by high water were report
ed to have taken refuge in trees In
the bottom lands about Hearne, the
center of the Texas? flood district, early
today. Many more refugees were ma
rooned in cotton houses awaiting res
cue. The flood death toll was set at 26,
but, this number lias been increased
because bodies have been reported
floating in the current at several
noinis. Hundreds of heart of .live stock
have been drowned and scores of
homes carried away.
Despite hist night's downpour at
several points, conditions in north
Texas have Improved.
in South Waco last night thousands
of persons who had returned to their
homes after Wednesday's high water
receded, were driven out by a second
jrise caused by a hear.-y rain. - .
; Many flood victims were taken into
ithe town of Calvt-rt a f"W miles above
Hearne today. Men who wore direct
ing the rescue work, said they had
seen bodies floating In the swollen
Brazos river. A few towns are ask
ing for tents for the refugees.
SURRENDER IN REPLY
TO TWO INDICTMENTS.
New York, Dec. fi. Arthur A. Mc
Lean and Kverett Fowler, indicted yes
terday, charged with receiving and so
liciting respectively campaign contri
butions, contrary to law, surrendered
at the district attorney's office today.
McLean, whose home is in New
j burg, N. Y., has been treasurer of the
I Democrat in stat e committee for years.
Fowler lives at Kingston, and has
been called the Tammany "bag man."
I Alter iu-tM!iii, "- h'"".M
: furnished bail in the sum of $2,500.
j Fowler also pleaded not, guilty and
jwas released without bail as he is al
ready under $o,000 bond to appear for
Itrial on a previous indictment charg
ing him with extortion.
. p. i 1:..., rr itv ftlnl.onn
IS SHOT BY SOCIALIST
Brussels, Dee. 5. A Catholic priest
was shot and wounded here today by
a Socialist, because he refused to join
a funeral procession In which the red
j flag of Socialism was carried.
1 V SANDOVAL IS DEAD:
v- influx -( warn 11. wrimii. uw -
was counsel for the defendant
when he was alive. It will be re-
called that Sandoval was killed
some weeks ago, by the ex-con- X
viet. Joe Vigil.
Wemys Ray, Scotland; several at
tempts to destroy letters by pouring
acid into mail boxes here and numer
ous isolated cases of window smash
ing. Moreover, it was said, the women
had a plan to do something sensation
al within the next 24 hours and the
police everywhere kept a strict watch.
In the meantime Mrs. Pankhurst re
mained in Exeter jail, the authorities
not having decided to remove her to
Holloway. She has already com
mence?! a "hunger strike."
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