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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1911. THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXIX, No. 54. By Mall II Ota. Month) 8lgto Co- a, I By Carrier. 60 cents onUv. PROTEST FALSE AT CAPITAL Sons of American Revolution Wire Emphatic Denial of Ri diculous Story of Vote Sup pression, ANNUAL SESSION AN INDIGNATION MEETING Would Court Investigation but for Fact It Means Fatal Delay In Admission to Union at This Session. "We, the members of the New Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, in an- nunl meeting acsembled at Al- buquerque, the largest city of the territory, assert positively that the election upon the rati- fkatlon of the constitution of New Mexico, so far as we had personal opportunity to observe, and all of us had such oppor- lunlty, was free from intimlda- Hon, bribery, violence or fraud that ballots against the constitu- tlon were to be hud at the poll- lug places; that saloons were not open during the election, and that this applies especially to t Bernalillo county, where the most of us now present reside; and further, that from all In- formation we have, the name conditions prevailed generally throughout the territory. We point to the details of the vote us canvassed to show that in every county there was a sub- stuntiul vote against the constl- tution, Indicating that there was ample opportunity for those op- posed to cast their ballots. Wo would court the fullest possible Investigation of any such charges if It would not Involve delay In our admission, but we protest against anything which will cause delay In ' tho recognition t of our rights and tho realization of our hopes. New Mexico Society Sons of American Revolution, GEORGE S. KLOCK, . President. ALLEN F. PECK, Secretary. The foregoing telegram was sent last evening to Chairman E. L. Ham ilton of the committee on territories of the house of representatives and to Delegate in Congress W. H. Andrews at Washington. Tho framing of this messago was the principal business at Hie annual meeting of the Now Mexico Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, held at noon yesterday at the Hotel Alvarado. There was not a (ilsrenting vote against tho transmis sion of tho telegram and a general spirit of indignation marked the cx - Undi d discussion of the situation by the members of the society, including tome of the most prominent and rep tesentative citizens of AlbtKiueniue. The resolution was drawn up by a. committee, consisting of Judge. Ira A. Abbott of the district court and At torney General of New Mexico Frank W. Clancy, and Us reading was greet ed with vociferous applause. The outgoing president of the society, Dr. Juhn W. Elder, mayor of Albuquer que, brought up the matter shortly ufter the annual meeting Dad been called to order and the preliminary reports were out of the way. 'lhe mayor set the ball rolling by reading a telegram from Delegate W. H. An drews, as follows: "Washington, D. C, Feb. 22. "Dr. J. w. Elder, Mayor, Albuuuer iue, N. M. "As 1 wired you yesterday every thing is eliminated but the charge, and it is now becoming national In mono, that the election for the ratl nVatlon of the constitution held on January 21 was lllegul and void, for the rea-on that ballots against the constitution were not at the polling plates, and lluit the saloons, were wld. open and that the election was con ducted by INTIMIDATION, VIO LKXCE. FRAUD and BRIBERY, to prevent the people from voting against the constitution. Have the affidavits iliiir and explicit, and it Is well to Rive th standing of persons making mime. I would like copies of all affi davits. Of course, the originals go to Hun. E. U Hamilton, chairman of the committee on territories' of house. As I wired you yesterday, all affi davits mailed up to and including to morrow Thursday, will reach here by Monday, but get as many off today you can. "W. H. ANDREW'S." Dr. Elder read the second time the clause In the first part of the tele gram, relating to the "only charge l('ft." Its reading was greeted with laughter, changing quickly to Indigna tion, and In a few minutes several wntlemen were on their feet to pro test. Judge Abbott stated that he had lived for many years In New England nd to the best of his knowledge "over knew of a freer or fairer elec tion than the one at which New Mex ico ratified her constitution. When .It wus-suggested by Pitt Ross that N-IY Mexico should not put herself In tlW attitude of refusing an Investi PATRIOTS AGAINST CHARGES gation. George S. Klock expressed the sentiment of practically all ;rcs-1 ent that delay and Investigation Just at this time is exactly what New Mexico cannot risk, as H is certain to mean the defeat of any possibility of statehood at the present session. "Now Is the time to act. as did the minute men at Lexington and Con cord," said Mr. Klock. "We know that no intimidation, bribery, fraud or violence was used at this election. We have been delayed and investigat ed for fifty years and we cannot afford timo to be investigated now." Judge Mann, district attorney, stat ed that to the best of his knowledge, no saloons were open In Albuquerque while the polls were open on election day and that he had received only one complaint regarding ballots from the whole district, that from a man at Jemes Springs, who claimed he was unable to set an opposition ballot. Mr. Clancy said that all he knew about the saloon charge was that he heard several gentlemen on election day bitterly complaining because they could not find an open saloon. Judge Abbott announced his Inten tion of writing a personal letter to his friend, Mr. Dillingham, of the ter ritories committee, and other present agreed to write at once personal let ters of protest to friends In congress. All the speakers were emphatic in their denunciation of those who havs brought forward these baseless charges In an eleventh hour attempt to defeat statehood. As expressed by Dr. Elder, it Is quite fitting that this patriotic so ciety, composed of descendants of the men who made the first thirteen states of the union, should protest at this time at the ottempt to de prive New Mexico of her rights and defeat the will of her people. New Officers Elected. The New Mexico society, which now has close to fifty members, elected its new officers for the ensuing year yes terday. President Elder, being placed in nomination, declined the honor for another term and by unanimous con sent the secretary was authorized to cast the ballot for George S. Klock. formerly a member of the New York society and one of the founders, with Dr. Elder, of the New Mexico society. A. F. Peck was elected secretary to succeed W. R. Lyon. F. W. Clancy was re-elected registrar, O. A. Mat- son treasurer and C. C. Iiateman of Ft Bayard chaplain while R. W. D. Uryan was elected historian, to suc ceed Mr. Klock. Vice-presidents Pitt Ross of Albuquerque, Harold H. Hurd of Roswell and C. M. Edwards of Farmington wero re-elected, Mr. Ros being made senior vice-presi dent in accordance with a new re quirement by tho national society. A. 11. McGnffcy was elected jAMistee. A vote of thanks was extended to the retiring president, Dr. Elder, for his work on behalf of the organization, whith was formed here chiefly as a resillt of his efforts, Dr. Elder having been previously a member of the Pennsylvania society. la taking the chair, Mr. Klock made a short but earnest speech dwelling on tho opportunities now open in New Mexico, the coming state, to such a patriotic society. "This Is not a dress parade nor partisan organization," said Mr. Klock. "It Is a power for the promo tion of good citizenship and patriot ism, and I waht the hearty and steady support of every member in the work that lies before this organization. I want the society to hold three or four meetings, at least, every year and I think that we should hold a meeting to observe flag day appropriately this year, as there will, we hope, be a new star In the flag by that time. There Is Important work before us and I shall count on the support of every member during the coming year." The comlro meeting of tho National society In Louisville, Ky., for May 2 and 3 was discussed and the local society will send representatives to the meeting. Mr. W. W. Page of th Kentucky society, who as present, on behalf of that organization, wel comed the New Mexico delegation in advance and assured it of royal south ern hospitality In Louisville. A letter was read from Vice-president Harold Ilurd of Roswell, who was unable to be present and who said, moreover, that he had three applications for membership. The reports of officers showed the society Increasing finan cially and numerically In strength and In view of the presence of a number of ellglbles admission blanks were distributed. The Colorndo society sent greetings to the New MexU-o society and con gratulated It on the approaching ad vent of the new statehood star Into the national flag. Tho business sturted at about 2 o'clock and lasted for two hours and 9 half, being held around a long table In the "Taft Dining-room" of the Al varado following the discussion of an , appetizing and ult.ntlnl luncheon served in the well-known ! Alvarado style and faultless service. Tho room was decorated with national flags and a portrait of George Wash ington hung above the table. The latter was adorned with greenery and white carnations with a bog log In the center, purporting to be cherry wood .In which a full-sized hatchet was sunk. The reminder of the cherry tree episode was entirely In keeping with the stand of the society against the false charges made against New Mexico at Washington. Those at tho meeting and bmiquet wer: Dr. Elder, George S. Klock, W. R. Lvon Allen F. Peck, Pitt Rs. O. A. Matson. A. B. McGnffey. K. W. Clancy. Judge Ira A. Abbott. Sam Plckard. John I.ee Clarke. It. W. D. Bryan. Dr. I H. Chamberlain, C. K. Lowber, Thr.mas F. Keleher, Jr.; Dr. C. A. Ellfi', Georgo It. Craig, Raymond stamm, George Camptleld, Judge E. A. Mann, E. H. Clapp, D. L. Jamison. E. Dana Johnson, W. W. Pae of Kentucky and Edmund Ross., -f Wood Alcohol Kills Four. Montlcello. N. Y Feb. 22. Four persons are dead and one 18 dying to day as the result of drinking wood alcohol by mistake yesterday at Hor ton, Sullivan county. The poison was used ftg a beverage at a family reunion FE FLIER STRIKES IE HURT Serious Accident Forty-five Miles West of Albuquerque in Which Passengers Have Mar velous Escape from Death. HEAVY STEEL TEARS THROUGH PULLMAN CAR Conductor Sleeping in Berth Suffers Serious Injury; Most of Injured Passengers Able to Continue Journey. Nine persons, seven men nnd two women, were Injured at Garcia Na tion, forty-two miles west of Albuquer que, at 2:50 yesterday afternoon, when eastbound Santa Fe train No. 2, the crack mail train between T.os Angeles and Chicago, was derailed as the result of soft track, caused, it Is believed by recent rains. T. J. Collins, r Pullman conductor, of Chicago, sus tained the most serious Injury, receiv ing a badly crushed elbow. Collins was asleep In a berth In the Standard Pullman car "Apache" when the crash came. James Lefflngwell, of Tcrre Haute, Ind., an old man, who was 111 before he left Los Angeles, was con siderably unstrung as the result of the Jolting and excitement and he and Colling were sent to the Santa Fe hos pital here. The other seven persona were more or less bruised, but all were able to continue their Journey, an hour after their arrival In Albu querque. Tho wreck occurred ten minutes be fore 3 o'clock, when the train was bowling, along at a speed estimated at forty-five miles an hour, being some what behind schedule. Word of the wreck was received In Albuquerque about 3:S and a, special train, carry ing; Runta Fe Surgeon J. W. Colbert nnd several Santa Fe employes, left for the scene of the disaster at once. Dr. W, D. Radcllffe. Santa Fe surgeon at Eden, had also gone to the wreck on a, special and reached thero about the same time as tho special from Al buquerque. Dr. Colbert and Dr. Rad-cllff-extended first aid to tho Injur ocj Immediately upon their arrival at Garcia, the women and children being given the preference. Hasty exami nations by the surgeons convinced them that no one had been seriously hurt. According to eye witnesses the wreck was one of the most miraculous In the history of the Santa Fe coRst UneB. That a score or more of people were not killed outright and (logons seriously injured is considered noth ing less than a miracle by those who were on the train when the wreck happened. It was Just another case of the marvelous "Santa Fe luck," the talk of railroad men on every railroad In the country. The wreck came without an Instants warning either to the trainmen of the passengers. The engine and tender, baggage and mail car and a smoker separated from , the balance of the train, when the engine struck the soft track, the coupling between the smok er and the chair car being broken In two. The engine, with Its tender nnd trio of cars, rushed along. Engineer Earl Walker frantically using every erfort to bring the big locomotive to a stop. The rei,r trucks of the smoker had been torn away from their fastenings and the passengers in that car, most ly men, were given a trip over the ties for a quarter of a mile which was the most realistic demonstration of "bump the bumps" that they ever ex pected to experience. The head part of the train was finally brought to a stop, only after the lives of the occu pants of the smoker had once more been threatened when the rear trucks narrowly escaped being sldeswlped by a narrow culvert. In tho meanwhile the chair ear, two tourists and the standard, "Apache," with the passengers, most of whom were old men and women, going east after wintering In California, and women and children, were being shot over the Santa Fe right of way on both sides of the track. The chair car wag the first to leave the track, retaining Its upright position, on the right hand aide of the right of way. The first tourlct then took the leap and turned over on Its side. The second tourist Jumped off the opposite side, but did not turn over. The "Apache," the last car to leave the track, did so only after; a heavy steel rail, torn up from the track, had shoved Itself through the drawing room of the forward end. The rail entered the car at right angles, pass ed almost completely through the drawing room and came within Wirty inches of punching a. hole through the opposite side of the oar. Fortunately the drawing room was unoccupied. The force of the Impact with which rail and car met. however, resulted In the Apache being lifted up In the air and held there, while Its trucks slid out from under It. The Apache was then, as If moved by a steam derrick, placed upright some feet over on the right of way. The panic Inside the four cars In the ditch may well lie realized, Pande " (OfnUnJiiwl on INK 5 Col. 5.) RAIL TOURIST SEND AFFIDAVITS WILSON POINTS OUT URGENT WORD OF DELEGATE Prorrmt Work Needed to Count ' eract Effect of Lying Charges Made Before Territories Com mittee. MESSAGES OF PROTEST ARE BURNING UP WIRES Batch of Sworn Statements as to Fairness of Election for Awarded from Albuquerque; Indignation Sweeps Territory. It Ig vitally important that affi davits attesting the fairness of the constitutional ratification election and its freedom from "bribery,. Intimida tion, violence or fraud, " be sent in to day by mall or wire from every coun ty nnd city In New Mexico. State as sassins in Washington have reached willing ears among, our enemies In congre-s and the falsehoods about the election have been spread far and wide over the country, That they be Immediately and overwhelmingly re futed Is absolutely necessary not only to the success of the statehood fight now, but to dear the fair name of New Mexico. City and county officials, election officials and citizens are urged to draw up their affidavits at once and forward them, preferably by wire to Chairman E. I Hamilton of the house committee on territories and to Dele gate W. M. Andrews, Shoreham hotel, Washington, D. C. Th? telegrams from Delegate An drews In Washington to tho effect that New Mexico's defamers have brought about a critical situation have aroused Instant repot,so all over New Me-rten. For three or four day now a continuous wave of prot-t has been going eastward by mall and wire. Yes terday In accordance with the urgent request of the delegate sworn nffl davits as to the fairness of the elec tion began to go east and today and tomorrow they will be forwarded by hundreds, as well as all New Mexico Is thoroughly aroused over the out rage perpetrated on the territory by her cowardly Blunderers at the nation al capital. It is vitally necessary that these lies be refuted In the next few days so overwhelmingly and convinc ingly that the enemies of statehood will not have a leg left to stand on. Yesterday a big buget of affidav its by prominent citizens was forward ed from this city and more will be sent today. While the charge that "intimidation, bribery, violence and fraud" had been used In Bernalillo county at first aroused only public de rision, tho enemies of-statehood have succeeded In making an Issue out of their baseless charges and it has be come necessary to take them serious ly. HOSWKIJj OFFICIALS fcl'TXO ' HUNCH OF AFFID W ITS. Rp--ll lll-palrh 1a Ibc Morning Jimrnilll Roswell. N. M., Feb. 22. Washing ton's birthday was celebrated with more patriotism today than ever be fore. Fourteen hundred children from all the schoolg of the city and four hundred grown up people, assembled at the armory and had appropriate exercises. Most of the business hous es were closed. The New Mexico Mili tary Institute suspended work for the day and the cadets were given an ell day German barbecue. Affidavits were sent today to the house commit tee on territories at Washington re futing the charges of unfairness and corruption In the constitutional elec tion, brought by the W. C. T. IT. and Anti-Saloon League members. The af fidavits were given by local officials. They were sent upon recommendation of Delegate Andrews, who telegraph ed the urgency of the case for state hood at this session. stokif.s of roititri-riox auk i.ittli: m,i:i)i:i i c.vpitol. Morning Journal Bureau, J 813 Munsey Building, Washington, D. C, Feb. 22. Delegate Andrews called at the White House today to learn the status of the New Mexico constitution now before the president for his approval. When leaving, Mr. Andrews said that he entertained a strong hope that con gress would approve of tho constitu tion before Its adjournment. He said that If this Is done, he was satisfied that no obstruction will be put In Its way by President Taft. The charges filed at the White Hods- by the ami snloon league and others to the effect that the people of New Mexico ratified . their constitution through Traud and corruption are given little or no weUht hero. FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS TAKEN FROM TEXAS BANK Harry, Tex.. Feb. 22. -Blowing out one fide of the building and wreck ing tho safe, robbers last night stole between $4,000 and" $5,000 from the First State bank here. The robbers escaped with a stolen riff which was abandoned at Coi-lrsnn today. IIGQIJbRESS OF DECLARES QUESTION IS FOR FARMERS TO SETTLE Believes Agreement Will Be One of Mutual Benefit to Coun tries; Canada Our Best Mar ket, Says Secretary, IDy Morning Jugraal tplal Imh4 Wire Buffalo. N. Y.. Feb. 22. Because ( the similarity In laws, languages, oc cupatlons and lines of cemmerclal development In Canada and the United Statea the proposed reciprocity agree ment holds a peculiar position with respect to protective tariff policy of this country In the opinion of the secretary of argiculture, Mr. Wilson. Mr. WilBon discussed the agreement at length tonight before the Elliott club o'f this city, quoting specific figures to support his declaration '.hat the agreement would prove mutually beneficial to the countries. Summarizing tne advantages which he believes will come to the United States, If the agreement Is accepted Mr. Wilson said: "The advantages that will come from reciprocity to the people of the United States, will be, first, access to the Canadian woods. Then there will be access to Canadian markets for our fruits, free fish, free trade In seeds, free trade In flax, free barbed wire fencing, free trade In horses, This last will give lis a market for our draft horses In those new pro vinces that the being opened up. "The citrus fruit grower of Call fornla will have the northern market open to him. The producer of grain north of the line will have the south em market open to him. Those In the corn belt of the United States can look to tho north for gtock steers. "The settlers who are developing Saskatchewan, Alberta . and British Columbia, will bet cheaper "farm ma chtnery from us, and cheaper draft horses from us. 1 am firmly .con vinced that It would be to the atlVan tage of both countries for us to tnke the export wheat of Canada, mill I and send the flour to the markctg of the world, because the dairymen of tho United States would then got the by-products of the mlllg and ns the population of the United States In crease the dairy market will be greater." In conclusion. Mr, Wilson said: "The American 'farmer brought about the building of the American factory business; ho wanted a home market; ho has voted stcadly for half a century to give protection to the extent of the difference In cost of production between this country and any country that desires to sell In our markets. "The question pending with re gard to reciprocity thug seems to be up to the farmer. Is he willing ti have the government enter Into a trade agreement by which the devel opment of tho United States and the development of the Canadian people shall be further, or Is It desirable to limit our Intercourse with the Cana dians to the actualities o'f the present day? ,-"It should be remembered that the Canadian Is one of our best custom ers. We sell more to Canada than we do to any other country except Great Britain. If wc can extend that trade, so that the business of both countries will Increase It Is a consum mation devoutly to be wished, by both." CANADIANS DECLARE LOYALTY TO ENGLAND Ottawa, Out , Feb. 22. The Cana dian parliament today formally de elared political loyalty to Oreat Rrl lain. The declaration was made as an answer to allegations that reci procity with the United States will re sult In annexation. Neither the government or lhe op position Intended to make this de claration when the house opened. They were surprised when the pro posal was sprung by the French na tionalist group, which has been free iv charged with disloyalty for Its stand on the naval Issue. Sir Wilfred I.aurler and R. T. Bor den, finance minister, had planned that the reciprocity debate follow Its regular course and the prlmo minister had moved the house Into committee for tbnt purpose when F. D. Monk, the chief French nationalist, Raid that In Canada the United States and Oreat Britain some public men and a part of the press had announced that an nexation wag bound to follow reci procity. He believed' there wag no genuine annexation sentiment In Canada and that a statement to offset It should be "formally made. He therefore moved an amendment declaring that to dispel the feeling or unret created In Canada, by comments made In the United States and Canada as to poli tical consequences of the agreement the house wishes to affirm emphati cally Itg determination to preserve In tact' the bonds which unite Canada to the British empire and the full liber ty of Canada to control her fiscal pol icy and internal autonomy. Sir Wilfrid Murler accepted the Monk amendment, though in doing go, he adopted the most unusual course J of acccntim- an amendment to the? government motion from an opponent of the administration. The amend ment was adopted w ithout a dissenting voice, but before the vote was reach ed there was an expression oT opinion from leading members of the house. "I can tell the prime minister this," said Borden, leader of the opposition "that If this reciprocity proposition means anything it means political Union between Canada and the United States In the end." Mr. Borden said he wag of the opin ion the Amerelan congress had not accepted the proposal on economic grounds but because It would lead to political absorption. W. F. McLean said there wag a germ of annexation In the agreement which had been "concocted'' by Sir Wilfrid Laurler, "the new cxar of Canada," and President Taft, of "the United States" KOOSKV F.LT K. UX F.ST ADVtK'.VIK OF UF.CIPKOC'ITY Chicago, Feb. 22 Colonel Theodora Roosevelt In the last of three formal Breeches here today, warmly advocat ed the proposed reciprocity trndo agreement with Canada and scored congressmen, whom be said were re sponsible for hindering the confirma tion of the agreement by means of an "annexation scare." From Canada he turned his atten tlon to peace advocates who geek to prment the fortification of the Pana ma canal, claimed It the clear and ap parent duty of the United States to fortify the ranal. Colonel Roosevelt was cheered when he advocated tho proposed reciprocity agreement with Canada and praised President Taft for his efforts toward Its confirmation. "I not only believe In the agreement on economic grounds," Colonel Uoose velt Bald, "but because I feel it shotdd be a cardinal object of our policy to strengthen In every .way the relations of amity and mutual gelf-respect be tween ua and our great growing neigh bor on the north. "I am gure you share with me the feeling of profound disapprobation for those members of congress who have Indirectly sought to bar the path not only of the proposed reciprocity agreement but to bar the path of good feeling between us and Canada by Introducing in congress resolutions pretending to look toward the annexa tion of Canada." Taking up his reference to fortify ing the canal. Colonel Roosevelt said. In the final treaty the Vnlted States guarantees that inasmuch ag no other powers were allowed to hnve.any- lg our duty to fortify the canal;' there pollep , it, keep U open, protoect It. It Is our duty to fortify the eanal, there are no two sides' to that question. "If we had a war with any nation and did not fortify the canal that na tlon would riot be bound by treaty, There' ore no treaty obligations af fecting us but with England und Panama. Other nations are free to take any action they wish about the canal If we are at war with them. Any outside nation, If wo had a war, would be justified In seizing the canal ag a war measure against us. "There are persons who said, 'Don't fortify the canal. Let the navy pro tect It.' It is difficult to argue with a man of that stamp, either because he has not thought about the subject at all or he hag made up his mind he will think crookedly. "I say that deliberately, the fleet must be kept together and used to hit the enemy's fleet. The worst thing you can do with a fleet Is to scatter it nlong to protect coast ports. The great advantage of a port I" that It leaves the navy footloose. "I do not want to tempt any enemy of frail convictions to selie the canal Just because we have been such fools that we have not fortified It." iiii.ii ii:ff.M)s position ON III IPIMK'ITY THFATY flf Paul. Minn.. Feb. 22. In the course of an Interview tonight. In which ho renlled to an attack niacU upon him through a letter from a North Dakota farmer, read In tne United States senate hist Tuesday, James .!. 1 1 1 1 1 of the Oreat Northern railway said: "Tin. nei-dlnv reclliruclv treaty De fore congress Is tho most Important I hl ennnirv him had before it since the Civil war. If after having kept .'anada waiting forty years we turn ler down again, our country will suf fir. nnd one of the baldest hit of our Industries will lie that of wheat rals ing. 'Sritiiioxc Canada loins the Imperial (deration of English colonies, as Is iroiioxerl. a reasonable differential that England might Impose upon our heat would be I fi cents a litlMtiel and that would mean our wheat growers .u !) Hnd their whole i.i'odlu t low ered that modi a bushel In value. '(Ireat Itiitnln would take over practically all of the 200,000,00 In round numbers that Canada tour pays s for manufactured articles, then add the 600 and more millions we export to Oreat Britain and we find that, If e fall to adopt reciprocity agreement vlth Canada and drive It to an tm icrlal federation, we are cheapening iur wheat crop annually 15 cents per bushel and tho same lime Wl' '" l"" Ing 1800,000,0011 of export business to England and Canada." MERGER OF OLD NEW YORK BANKS ARRANGED New York, Feb. 22.-Two of the old lest In New York the J'lienix .mi na! Chatham National have com ted a merger and tomorrow will be. i new nmt iolnt career ns the tl Pi Rl I henlx and Chatliem National bank, In Hr f the quarters of thf Chuthuni al oadway und John streets. I'he riienlx had a career of nine nine veurs. J. Plernont Morgan ty wa g a charter member of Its directory ien It became a national bunk. Tin- wb Chatham had done business for sixty-one year". FORGES START ON LONG ET E Lower California Capital Des tination of General Levyaand Motley Crowd of Followers Gathered at Mexicali. AMERICAN ADHERENTS LOSING ENTHUSIASM Rumor That United States May Refuse Them Asylum in Event of Defeat Responsible for Several Cases of Cold Feet. Br Morning Journal HtHMtnl I. Hint Win Mexican, Mex., Feb. 22. General Lcyva's advance guard started on Its march to Ensenada today. To con fuse the fugitive Mexican officials now on the American side, and who nr eager to forward Information to the Dla government, the ret. el deta-.i,-m ent started southeast. It Is elm posed of glxty men. fully one-tbiid of the entire armed strength of the In u rrecto army. Water wag carried by a pack train. It Is evident that it ig the Inten'lin to keep to be southward until the Cocopah mountains are reached, then turn sharply westward and make for the pass of the San Bernardino moun tains. Thereafter they will hava a clear trail to Lag Juntas, where Gov ernor Vega rested on his retreat from the scene of his defeat of February 15. , The entire rebel army ig expected to follow the advance guard and to be out of camp by tomorrow night. Money Ig urgently needed now by the Instirreetog and Berthold dlst-appeared today, presumably on a-tiifl, Into the United Btatea to procure fundi from gome source. ' ' The men of the army are becoming ' clamorous for the pay promised them. Many, -who5 Joined' 1 when LO'va' first cam.?' to Mexican in January a'srert they haw not seen a single peso since they enrolled under the red flag which l now the symbol of the proposed " socialist commonwealth of Lower' California. ' ' They are now demanding money and many threats of desertion are heard. Three deserted last night, leaving their arnig where they had been post ed on guard in the trenches. Others were today escorted nut oi camp at Leyva'a command. He de clared that this was done to separate the "sheep from the goats." He had. COO men at hand, lie said but arms for only two hundred, and was deter mined to weed out thong whb had Joined thc army simply to procura board. ' ' The tendency towards desertion wag strengthened today by reports from I'alexlco that a determined effort ill lie made to have the United State government outlaw all Americans who persist in burring arms I nthe cam paign. Deep down In his heart every In surgent believes that If the Mexican government presses to hard, all he will have to do, will be to cross the Inter national boundary for safety. When the Americans among the rebels leaned today that there might be a possibility of a-ylum on their native soil being denied them It Immediately became a iptestlon with them whether to take the chance of certain defeat If cornered by the 'federals. Levya became mm h excited when he learn ed of the plan. "They cannot do It," he explained. "That places the United States In the HhI of barbarous countries. We will get socialists all over America to flood the country with telegrams In protest." General Leyva said today that hn hud wired to the Ited Crong In Wash ington for tnforini.tion regarding the (1,01)0 said to have been appropriated by that body for the care of tho wounded t Mexicali. He wants te know whether Dr. William Fnwcett Smith, the Ited Cross surgeon at Cnlrxleo. seted within his rights when it is sai.l he refused to attend Clark, the wounded rebel. Efforts were made tonight to force American army surgeons to care for W. E. Clark, Wounded last night by a rebel sentry. Clark was not serl- uisly wounded and walked over the oundury when ho was ordered back by American sentinels. He refused to lay down on the Hue ltd was left there until picked up by omradeg and carried back to camp. Army surgeons explained that Clark had be'" well cared for by u Calexl- o physician. WAHHO'S (OMMAM1 ltirrntNs to juaufz El Fa so, Tex.. Feb. S2. (leneral avarro and nine hundred of his immand returned to Cludad Juareg unit ' clock tonight from Gauda ipe. where he went In search of lad.-ro and his provisional govern lent, orflcrrg with Navarro report icy saw no InHurrectoa on the trip, but (but Colonel ilnbago s cavalry had a few brushes with their rear guard vslille m ooting. Colonel Itabago and 100 cavalrymen were at Guadalupe. It Ig reported In Juareg tonight that (IciiithI Navarro will proceed tu en train his troops there at once and move them to Ahnmadii over the Melt- INSURGENT I