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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOXJRNA:
Ue THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXX, No. 70. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1911, ISy Mail .( tviiu ii Monti : single Cnpic, 5 cents. llv (nirli r, till Cents a Month C0E5 EO SENATE SHOT BY -WIFE'S BILL ATTACKED SUBSTITUTE FDR DIG INDEMNITY LI 0 UT L 0 0 KG 00 D FORI REG I PR 0 GIT Y PACT SAN FRANCISCO MAN-DEMOCRATIC WOOLlYOUNG WOMEN HELD;GARY RECOMMENDSl CHINA TO ONTINUANCEOF WITHOUT BA L FDR PEACE IN MEXICO BY MURDOGK MID SHOOTIN S M FROM MEXICO MADERO AND DE LA BARRA HOLD LONG CONFERENCE Both Men Announce That Thorough Understanding Concerning Future of Coun try Has Been Reached, Ht Morning Journal Sptmt ml Wlr) Mexico City, June 8. Earnestly canvassing the best methods of giv ing effect to "those principles which the present political situation In Mex ico has brought to the front, Provis ional President de La Rarra and Fran cisco I.. Matliro snt alone for nearl three hours today In Chapultepec castle and had a heart to heart talk about the events to precede the na tional elections next fall. It was a satisfactory tulk according to both men, and lied the effect of defining the relation f Madero to the execu tive. To an Associated Press represen tative niter the conference, Presi dent de I.a linrra said: "Senor Madero recognizes the le gality of my position, the fact that 1 um invested by the constitution with the resource of dictatlve functions, but 1 also recognize In htm the lead er of a large political party. We un derstand one unother well, and I am happy to tell you that I feel confi dent of being able to report to cong ress when It reconvenes in Septem ber the complete restoration of peace in the republic.'' The provisional president was ask ed what he thought about the policy of the Culled States since the incep tion of the dinicultics. He replied. "X have nothing but pralre for the conduct of the. 1 lilted States. When I left Washington 1 assured President Taft that though 1 couldn't be cer tain of the ways or means, I was con fident that pence soon would be re stored in .Mexico. That was hardly three months ago," but within thai period, as well as previously, the at tllude of tile, administration in tin. I'nited States appeared . to have heel' guided by the highest desires ot friendliness. "In fact, now that the revolution I nvi t, I am glad to applaud the culm, fugacious policy of the I'nited States. It -wis a strong, practical proof to u that the friendship of the t'nited States for Mexico has been and will lie real and sincere." As he spoke a messenger brought a letter which President de Iji Hurra read slowly and with great interest. "It is from General Keyes," hi said, "lie will be here tomorrow early, ond he comes, you know, with a mis tion of peace." " I o you think General Keyes will be a candidate In the next election?" he we asked. "1 don't know. 1 can only' speak for myself. 1 shall not be a candi date for any ofliee." As to his future plans, President de I.a liana asserted he probably would retire to '-iv.-ue life. The interview was Interrupted by Hie arrival of nn aide, who reminded President do Lu Rarra that the hour for his review of the cadets of the national military academy nearby, hud arrived. Kscorteil hy his, si. ill' In full ilri-ss uniform. Seller de La I! irra walked "'ii parade grounds, where he watch ed the maneuvers "f the cadets for nearly an hour. Am the cadets were drilling, there arrived a smajl coterie of visitors w ho attracted much attention. In the l'trty were Julio Madero and Angela Mudern, a brother and sister of Fran cisco I. Madero, Jr., General Guissep )l Carlhaldl, chief of staff to Ma dero, -and one of the heroes of the battle of Juarez, and Lieutenant Col onel Kduardo Hay. who lost an eye In the battle of Casus Grandes and afterward made a sensational escup fr in the federal hospital In Chihua hua. WM l l IsTS MAY UltlYKN FltOM MIAICAI.I. Mexican, Lower California, June 8. "-Mexicans opposed to the liberals, r M.igonlstop, who have been occu pying this town since lust January, suddenly formed a war party today, Blmt one of the socialist insurrectos, ''Mdured twenty-two more and to "iKht are believed to be advancing to attack Mexlcali. - ' The new w)r force, rrich Is com. l'o.e,i of Murterlstog and adherents of the oio federal regime. Is commanded ''' 8enor ruyugo, said to have been formerly a refimee at Cilxlco. Cal.. Just across the bonier, lie organized "Is army and took possession of the ri"ieh house of the California Land "nd Cattle company ut Pack ircl, four "dies southeast. The Hist Intimation that the insur re. to garrison of Mexlcali hid of Im len,1(f trouble was when they sent "nt a foraging party consisting of two Mexican., end n negro deserter from "le Vniied f-'totcs army. The negro killed and his two companion "'Mo prisoners, Tam-li-co (Juljuda, commander of '"e rebel garrison sent a party of ',v,,nty t rescue the two, and these re all captured. A third partv was 'h,n dispatched, but alter a recon "'Hnce, It returned with word that . '''!,!!( s l"ree was too strong to be, "neked In the open and that It was "wincing to a-sault the defenses of "exlrnll. NO RECOMMENDATION IN COMMITTEE REPORT Root Amendment Covering Wood Pulp and Paper Incor porated In Measure to Be Fought Out On Floor, Dy Morning Journal Snitclsl Leusml Wirt) Washington, Juno S. The Cana dian reciprocity bill is ready for consi deration by the senate. The finance committee today have voted ten to four to report the bill Tuesday with out recommendation and with the Root amendment to wood pulp and paper clause tacked on. Tills amendment provides that wood pulp, paper and board shall not be admitted free ot duty Into the United States from Canada until these products arc admitted free from this country into every province of Cana da. Preceding the- vote to report the bill, this amendment was adopted by the committee by a vote of eight to six, those opposing It bclnir Senators Penrose, Cullom and McCumbcr (re publicans!, and Stone, Williams and Kern (democrats). An effort to send the till to the senate with a report recommending the passage of Lie measure; resulted in a vote of six to eight, those favor ing this action being Senators Pen rose, Cullom and Lodge (republic ans), and Stone, Williams and Kern (democrats). On a vote for an un favorable report the result was a tie, Senator Smoot joining Senators Pen rose, Cullom, Lodge, , Stone, Williams and Kern In opposing this action. On the final motion, which wits to report the bill as amended and with out recommendation Messrs. Penrose, Cullum, Lodge, Smoot and Gallinger (republicans), and Stone, Pulley, Kirn and Simmons (democrats), voted in favor, and Messrs. lleyburn, Clark, McCuniber and La Follctte, all re publicans, against a the ' motion. Sena tor Johnstone of- Maine was not pres ent. ' CANADA KATiSFIF-D WITH HOOT AMF.XDMF.XT Ottawa, out., June 8. The report ing of the reciprocity agreement by the Cnite,! States senate comTiitte? was heard with satisfaction at Otta wa. The Loot amendment to the pulp and paper clause In no way in jures the agreement from the Cana dian point of view. It is known that Finunce Minister Fielding, who Is now In Kurope, ex pressed the opinion that the ltoot amendment merely gives effect in a clearer way to the Intention of the treaty makers. It Is hoped that the senate will act favorably and prompt ly upon the bill reported by the com mittee. TAFT KF.ITF.HATF.S DKMAXD FCH TKFATY I NAM ION DFO. New York, June 8. "The bill, the whole bill and nothing but the hill." Thus President Taft sunnm-d up an earnest plea for the unamended adoption by the senate of the Ci'. nadlan reciprocity agreement before n representative audience of south ern men tonight. The occasion was a banquet vivn by the New York Produce exchange to the Interstate Cottonseed Crushers' association. The bumiuet hall re sounded to a roaring welcome for the president as he entered the room tonight. He had spent a bus... aft.;.-. noon in Rrooklyn, where he reviewed parades of more than 150.0H0 Sunday school children and saw the Crescent Athletic club team defeat .Montreal at lacrosse. . Hut he showed no sign oC fatigue and smilingly bowed his appreciation of the welcome. Governor Dix, w ho arrived about the same time, also was given a cordial greeting. In his address, President Tall pointed out. to the southerners the advantage which their section would derive from the enactment of the agreement with Canada, but did not neglect to recur to Ii'h main argument ror the landing bill on the broader lines or general Interest. There was no questioning the sym pathy of the majority of his auditors with the president's plea. From the blurt every mention of the word "re ciprocity" was greeted with cheers, and the president at times had dif ficulty in proceeding, lie voiced de cided objections to amending the agreement by tacking on the farmers free list bill, which course, he said, would drho away from Its support enough votes to defeat the agreement. "M.av I not nsk vou all, as Ameri cans, ns southerners, us southern cot ton men unci bs southern cottonseed men," Mr. Taft said, "to exert your, stives, through this association mid In every other practical way. to urge upon and demand of your senators that If they really do Ire reciprocity, as I sincerely believe most of them do, they shall take th,. best ind inoi-t direct way to sec ure Its passage.'' President Taft began his speech with a little talk on cotton. president Taft, after he had con cluded his address, kept his place anil listened to other rpeakerB of the evening, among whom was Governor Dix. It was late when the banquet ended and the president wus driven direct to the Pennsylvania terminal nml entered his spec! t car which was attached to the train which bit for Wiishingloli at ' m. VICTIM PROMINENT IN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Probably Mortally Wounded and On Operating Table He Forgives Assailant; Says She's Crazy, Br Morning Journal Hpwtal LwhcI Wlra) San Francisco, June 8. C. Fred erick Kohl, a nromlnent Presby terian and capitalist, was shot and probably fatally wounded today by Allele Verge, a French maid, until recently In his wife's employ. Tha shooting occurred In the corridor of the Grant building, In which the superior courts are housed, and of which Mr. Kohl had gone as a wit ness in a suit recently brought by Miss Verge against him and Frank A. Mil ler, a hotel manager of Klverside, fof malicious persecution. The suit which led to today's tragedy, was an outgrowth of an in cident at the hotel In Riverside where Miss Verge quarreled with a chauf feur and was discharged from Mrs. Kohl's service as a result. Miss Verge alleged In Irer complaint that Kohl and Mr. Miller had prevented her from obtaining employment. The case against Kohl was nonsuited yesterdav and today he went to the superior court as a witness in the ease against Mr. Miller. Miss Verge was ulso present. After the court proceedings she descended to the main entrance and when Kohl emerged from the elevator drew a heavy double barreled Derringer of foreign make which she hud held con cealed in the folds of her skirt, and fired one shot. The bullet entered Just below the heart and the surgeons at the Central Emergency hospital where the wounded man was taken, said that his condition was critical. A by-stander seized Miss Verge and turned her over to the police. She was in a highly hysterical condition and unable to make a coherent state ment. Mr, Kohl Is one of the richest men in San Francisco, and he and his wife are socially very prominent. He Is a mviulwr ot the New York Yacht club, the Metropolitan club of Washington, 1). C, the Richmond County Town unci Country club of Philadelphia, and other prominent clubs on the Pacific coast. He Is a son of Mrs. William C. Kohl, herself a very wealthy wo man arnl his wife was Miss Elizabeth Godey, of Washington, D. C. The elder Mrs. Kohl Is now In At lantic City, where sho went from New York after atten Jing the Gould-Graham wedding. fin the operating table, Mr. Kohl retained consciousness and said ho freely forgave the woman for her act. "She Is crazy, poor thing," he said, "and I feared she might do something desperate." During the hearing of the woman's complaint against Mr. Kohl and Mil ler, Judge Gesford, who heard the cuse, expressed himself as satisfied that Miss Verge was milt'erins from a form of mania which made her be lieve that everyone she met was lulk Ing about her and dismissed the suit so far as Mr. Kohl was concerned, one of the charges against Miller, that of illegal arrest, was ordered tried and the jury reported a disagreement on this case Just before the shooting. Miller said on the stand that he had been led to seek the arrest of Miss Verge through protests of other guests at the hotel, as she hail given Indica tions of an unsound mind. No Trace of Man Who Escaped Custody at Cerrillos Carrying Bullet Wound In Left Thigh. Spwlnl f orre.pundrnre to Morning Journal Orlllos, N. M., June H.C. J. Room, the man who escaped through an open window e Dr Palmer's office on Tuesday. i:!lt, having been caught by Santa Fe sptilal ot'i'lccrs nnd charged with stealing a large quantity of dynamite, is still .U large. ' Tho posse, which has been looking for him since the time of nls escape, has found absolutely no clue or trail of the wounded man. It seems as If he has actually faded away, Chief Special Officer Hen Williams returned to Albuquerque on Wednes day evening, and Special Officer J M. Sinclair went back to Albuquer que, today. Tilt; general belief here Is that the other members of the alleged gatm of boxcar robbers are concealing Room until the officer leave t;ie country, , Po-qniusicr Awxtctl. Hoqiil.im, Wash., June s. Jamci il. Havens, assistant postmaster wus arrested toduy on warrant charging traud In connection with the last cen BOOM FADES FROM OFFICERS PUZZLED sus. The arrest ft-llows an Indie. meiil returned by Ou federal grand Jury fit T.i com a. KANSAN CLAIMS IT PROTECTS THE TRUST Kansan Accuses Majority of Using Misinformation In Framing Their Measure; Mann Continues Criticism, lily Murnlng Jaranl Apt-clul Ltnted Wiir Washington, June 8. An attack on the democratic wool tariff bill on the ground that it affords protection to the so-called worsted trust, was made In tho house today by Representative Tictor M unlock of Kansas. .Me at tacked the 40 per cent duty on wor sted cloths which the bill cont:Uns. declaring that It meant immediate protection to the combination that controls the worsted output. Mr. Murdock said the worsted trust has so lowered tho quality of goods that tho consumer buys, that "cloth- jing manufacturers have been tudinm l ed to pass the fabrics on tho wear jers." At the same time, he said, the cost of worsted goods has 'been in creased. "The worsted trust has ' by stock manipulation," said Mr. Murdock, "paid out In eleven years on probably not over 115,000,000, original invest ment $22,000,000 in dividends and has built up besides nn establishment carrying a capital of JS0,O0O,000, with u surplus of $10,000,0110 on top of that." Republican Leader Mann oitcncd the attack on the democratic bill with a criticism of Its et'icctivenos as a revenue producing measure. He accused tho democrats In the house of 'following misinformation on their support of the bill. Mr. Piantloy, of Georgia, democra tic member of tho ways and means committee, supported the bill In a speech attacking protection. LOSE LIKES IN El DEATH LIST GROWS WITH - REPORTS FROM INTERIOR Small Village Completely De stroyed; Impossible to Esti mate Number Buried In Ruins; Volcano Colima Active (B Mornlni Joarnni Npcrlsi Lent Win Mexico City, June 8. The earth quake yesterday brought death to at least 1,'n persons, nc ci rcling to most authentic counts tonight. The area of the eurtli shock's destruction Is a rectangle with Its northern border less than fifty miles from the capital, and a southern line cutting across the lower part of Guerrero. The deatli toll grows with tabulation. The number of c asualties, as com piled by the polite In Mexico-City Is sixty-three. Fil'tv-nhie corpses have been taken out of the ruins of Ocot lan. Jalle.cn. It will never be known how many perished In villages in re mote parts of the quake zone. Catastrophe? in these parts art' taken as a matter of course. For in stance, Teliala, In Jalisco state, was completely wiped cut. to all outward appearances, but the toll of deaths here cannot be accurately obtained. Not many persons were killed in Collma, but a considerable amount of damage was done. The cathedral Is so badly damaged that a very slight shock might cause Its collapse and the tower of another church was top pled on to the roof. The volcano Colima has tllsplayet considerable more activity In the last forty-eight hours, but tho chief me teorological observatory at the capi tal Is authority for the statement that this had nothing to do with the earth quake. FOREST FIRES RAGE IN ARIZONA-MOUNTAINS LI Paso, Texas. June 8. Just as forest fires have been raging In the Huachuco mountains of Arizona hive been subdued, another disastrous Idnise Is reported among the forests of the Dragoon mountains. Fire started on the north slope of the mountains Sunday afternoon and has since been mining rapid lie ulway, inaly miles of timber land in the mountains being already completely destroyed, Forest Ranger Jones Is Hie scene with bis force. More PttflaJ Savings IliinUs. Washington, June 8. The number of postal savings banks today was in creased bv flftv, making the total 5."i0. Those tlcsiunaletl today will be gin opentlons July ". Western of fices Included are: Lyons and Hot k Kaplds, la.; Mont rose, Colo.: Gllrny. I.otll ond San. Pedro, Cal.: Colvllle, Pullman, Pay- allup Hnd Snohomish, Wash., and HUNDRED AND FIFTY IRTHOUAKE MILLIONAIRE'S CHANCES OF RECOVERY EXCELLENT Still Sticks to Story That Girls Attempted to Blackmail Him While They Insist He As saulted Them First, lljr Morning Journal Bpwtal Leae4 Wlrcl New York, June 8. Developments in the case of W. E. I). Stokes, the millionaire hotel proprietor, null es tate owner and horse breeder, who was shot last night by two young women, probably w ill be held tip sev eral days. He Is in no Immediate danger, It was said at the Roosevlt hospital, but his condition was re garded as serious until it could be determined If blood poisonlng'iould set in. Hairing this, Mr. Stokes will be out in nbout ten days. Pending the out come of his injuries, Lillian Graham and Ethel Conrad, the young women In the case, will be held without ball. The explanation made In Mr. Stokes, behalf alleging that ha was shot because he refused to sign an agreement to pay $25,000 for tho re turn of letters held by the young women, was amplified today by police Inspector Russell. lie said Mr. Stokes hail told detectives that Miss Graham called on him at the Hotel Ansonla a week ago and demanded $fiU0 for some letters. When Mr. Stokes re plied that he would not pay a nickel for the letters, It is alleged, she drew a phial from her pocket and said she would kill herself. Mr. Stokes, how ever, wrenched the bottle from her. The original allegation that $25,000 aad bene demanded for the letters was positively denied by Miss Graham who sultl there was no question or mention of money at all. She said there was no chunce for argument when Mr. Stokes appeared at the apartment last night, but that he im mediately seized her by the throat and demanded the letters. At Roosevelt hospital u bulletin wus issued saying Mr. Stokes was resting comfortably and that the bullets had been removed from hl body, L JEWEL THEFT Salt Lake Jury Not Impressed With tale of Denver Dia mond Drummer Who Lost His Gems While Celebrating. ttf Moraine Journal Nptrinl Iuiird Wire Silt Lake City, I'tah, June 8. Gladys Woitncy, a seventeen-year- old girl brought back from Memphis, Telin., did not steal diamonds worth $10,000 from J. 1). Dlehl, a Denver Jewelry sa Iceman, nceording to the verdict of a Jury rendered today, Dieb' testified that he missed the diamonds after passing an evening with H.e Whitney girl and oilier convivial com panions last September. His theory was that he had been drugged. It was shown that he hud told conflict ing stories of the affair. Dlehl was a member of tht.- firm of Wathen & Co., i f Denver, at the time of loss. Detec tive organizations traced Gladys Whit ney through several states and finally caused her arrest ut Memphis. Four diamonds alleged to have been ainonn the stolen wer(. seized In Salt Lake and used as evidence at the trial, hut the ownership wan not positively established. L0RIMER COMMITTEE READING TESTIMONY Washington, Juno 8. Preparatory to adopting p. plan of procedure, the members of the Lorlmer Investigating committee are reading the testimony taken by the Illinois senate nt Its re cent inquiry into the case. The document is voluminous and Chairman Dillingham today-said ho further steps would be taken until Its details had been mustered. lie ex pressed the opinion that two or three days would be necessary for this work. MOFFAT'S SUCCESSOR IN DENVER BANK CHOSEN Denver, June 8.-r-.. V, Hunter, president of the Carbonate National bank of l.eatlville, was today elected president of the First National litnk to succeed the late Davhl H. Moffat, railroad builder ami founder of the banking hous,. of which he was pres ident lor many years. Thomas Keeley and F. G. Molf.it were elected vice presidents, ami Charles R lliughwout cashier, other oflleers remain the faine. I lioaiiloiir Al MagiMn I'ulN. Niagara Falls, N. V., June K. Senor Jose Yves l.lmantour and his party spent today slglit-scelng. They will leave tomorrow fof Montreal, where they "ill take a steamer fur .onion. Senor I Imantour said lie Is through with politics forever and that when he returns to Mexico it will be as a ACQUITTED OF WOULD PROTECT PUBLIC AND BIG BUSINESS ALIKE Chairman of Steel Corporation Concludes Testimony Before House Investigators By Sug gestion of Needed Legislation (By Mornlnc Jonnwl BiMClal 1juc4 Win Washington, June 8. Legislation to replace, the Sherman anti-trust law, to protect property Interests and the people's welfare alike, was urged by Albert II. Gary, chairman of the board of directors ot the United States Steel corporation, In concluding his testimony toduy before the house so-culled ."steel trust" investigating committee. Judge Gary said he hoped the com mittee In Its report would give the I'nited States Steel corporation what the committee thinks ought to be the corporation's standing under the law. "I wish," said he, "this committee would take advantage of its opportun ity to suggest legislation and use Its Influence to bring about the enact ment of proper legislation calculated 1o protect the property interests of the country, the interests of the gov ernment and the people at large, so as to permit us to continue business progress along Hues of prosperity." "Would you believe It sensible," asked Representative Littleton, "to have congress appoint a joint com mittee to hear representatives of cap ital and labor and of so-called re strained and unrestrained trade with a view to preparing an anti-trust law which would correct features of the Sherman law or errors that might have come through court decisions cm that law, and to strengthen and elaborate that law?" "Yes, I do," responded Mr, Gary, "and I would be glad to have such an, understanding result in something more prac tical and to be the first one to fall Into line to live up to such a luw." The so-called "Gary dinners" where steel nu.it acquainted each other with facts relating to their business and ugRcsted the maintenance of price to prevent "dcstrn the competition' ifcore delved Into by the committee Representative Reull sought to show that the result of those understand ings wi re tantamount to t signed agreement to control prices a viola tion of the Sherman anti-trust law. "1 have said repeatedly," said Mr. Gary, "that I believed, and all of us In the 'steel business believed, that open and frank 'disclosures to each other of our business conditions and suggestion as to the best Interests of all brought about an equilibrium lu the trade and prevented destructive competition. "The only question involved in (hose dinners is whether It Is good law or good morals to endeavor by friend ly intercourse, such as hus been de scribed by me, to maintain to a reasonable extent an equilibrium of business and prevent destructive com petition. "If the department or Justice or the president should say this is not lln right things to do it would not be continued ror one minute. if the members of this committee believe It Is better lor all concerned in this country for the steel Interests to cuter into destructive competition than to try legally to maintain an equilibrium of business. It Is up to you.' ' Mr. Gary was asked concerning statements id' value placed by Andrew Carnegie upon his stt-'l properties. "I understand that Mr. Carnegie Is to be a witness before this commit tee," said Mr. Gary with a smile, "and I am sure he Is a g 1 Judge or values particularly regarding tits own propertv. Whin Mr. Carnegie ... . ..Ill appears 1 am sure tins comioiiiee win hear about some very limn valua tions." The committee In excusing Mr. Gary asked him to hold himself under the subpoena and to rttuin if his pres. once was desired. "You know I plan to go to Europe.. said Mr. Gary. "Go ahead." said Chairman Stan- Icy. "That will make no till lereliee. Vou will return before long and If the committee wants you It can get yoil then." lAl ltAI. IW I'STKi VTION OF AI.I.FGFI COM. Till ST Pittsburg, June 8. A general ln utiuiiiii.n loin tiie affairs of the Pittsburg Coal Company nnd of the Monognhelu River Consolidated Coal St Coke company tr this c ity, to in certain whether nn attempt had been made ti- create a monopoly In the cok ing Industry, began Ibis afternoon be fore the .-peeial session of ; the M IV grand Jury. The Inquiry Is an out growth in' the congressional Investi gation of the I'nited Slates ste.-l cor poration. A gig mtlc coal ib til. amounting to $ 1 s. t mi, o. which Is muring consummation between the steel corporation nnd the coal com panies. It Is said, will figure promin ently. The Investigation Is being con ducted by Cnitetl Stalls District At torney John II. Jordan, and I'M win P. (Irosvenor, special assistant In Attor ney General Wlckersham. Automobile Hates Abandoned. New York, June 8. otllclal an nouncement wax made by the contest board of the American Automobile as sociation It clay that the proposed na tional circuit of aiiloiiioblle races has been abandoned this year. Too many dates amt too long a period of raring GOVERNMENT MUST PAY: FOR WANTON SLAUGHTER Official Representative Investi gates Torreon Massacre and Declares Orientals Slain Were Unarmed Non-Combatants. tllr Miirnlrut Journal Bpeelttl IiM-d Wlr Juares, Mex., June 8. China will uphold the claim of the Chinese resi dents of Torreon that they did not fire, upon the Insurrectos prior to the massacre of May 15. and besides de manding indemnity for the killing ot the, Chinamen will enter a claim of $500,000 against tho Mexican govern ment for property losses. This Im the substance of a report re ceived hern today, of Wu Lan Poo, the crucial representative of the Chi nese legation, who has been Investi gating the Torreon massacre. Mr. Poo, who says ho finds S03 Chinese were killed, declares that just before the attack began, the Chinese resi dents were Instructed not to fight, eveu though the , insurrectcn louteci their stores. Torreon Is in tho heart of what is known as tho Lagans dls. trlct and a large colony of Chinamen are employed there lu agricultural pu rsults. "All of my country deny that they bore arms or that they fired upon tho Insurrectos," says Mr, Poo, In his first official statement. "A circular issued by the Chinese Commercial association on May 12, the day preceding the attack on Tor reon, calls on all Chinamen to malm no resistance under any circumstances In the event of the threatened as sault, "The association comiuised ot Chi nese business men, bankers ami oth ers ho'ding interests wurneil Its cotintryti.sn and proteges that even though the opposing forces should enter their places of business by force or otherwise, butter down their doors, rltle their cash drawers, sack their stores, or commit any offense of which ft looting army might lie guilty, that they must stand hands down and submit io all In' preference to' resort ing to the slightest violence. "As to the killing of my countrymen the first tlav of the battle, the Ma delists forced the men at the gardens to cook them food and then taste It before It was served to insure the Mexicans against poisoning. They they asked for water and while two (iilnumen were in the. act of tasting It they were shot down. The Clhnese losses will aggregate $ri00,0t) or which the stores owned by Juan Mna. who was killed, represented $100,000. J flan Man was Interested In the port of H.inghay, city of Pckhl. These places were completely sacked." A numbe r of bodies are yet In wells Into which they were thrown. Mr. Poo says many ot the 200 Chinese who were saved were sheltered by peon men and women at great peril to themselves. With the departure tomorrow of A loam Gonzales to assume his duties of provisional governor of Ohihuahuft affairs In northern Mexico are expect ed rapidly to be put in readiness for the political reforms which are prom ised from Francisco I. Madero's con ferences with President de I.oi Hurra. Leaders of the new regime believe that Chihuahua will be the first to experience any radical political chang es ns It was In this state that tho cry for reform was loudest. Among the early announcements expected from Mexico City Is one for a division among the poorer classed of the larg er Chihuahua estates, some of which exceed 1,000,000 ac res In extent. Governor Gonzales will travel to Chihuahua In a private car. Prepara tions have been made for an ovation front both the federal ami the Insur recto forces when he arrives, Secret service men have been Sent In advance of Gonzales to make ar resla of any persons suspected of being Implicated In the plot to pro mote the revolution In Lower Cali fornia. The four men arrested In TCI Paso In connection with the plot ure still lu jail there. Ml VICAN KOI. IHKItH MY CI toss IMTFD STAl T'.S Washington. June R. Mexican sol diers will be allowed to travel ncross American territory to Lower Califor nia to reach rebel forces. The state department has given Its consent to this plan with the stipu lation that tin- troops shall not carry arms, but that the arms may be car ried lu scaled baggage cars until the party reaches Its destination on the boundary near Santiago, Cal. I I (.1 li I', l l(. Il ls HIS WW ACROSS MM-: Negates, Sonera, Mix., June 8.- Angel Muiillo, brother-in-law of for mer President,' Arnold of Cananea. arrived today find attempted to cross to the American side. He was stopped by two .Mexican soldiers who attempted to arrest him. Muiillo fi-ught his way to the line, where sol diers with lilies attempted to drive him back to Mexican soil. They were prevented by a I'liped Slates Immi gration officer. A squad of I'nited States troops lined up near the customs house Willi,, the scrimmage was In progress. A. 11. Ha lice hy Is making efforts to save his brother, Samuel Saleeby, Hum execution at Culiuca,. A telegram from Captain Jotin Hand eras, com manding the Maderlstas at Cullucan. notified Salleeby that his brother had jeep teudi-mni'd to death. A. Tt. . u bt i g, Dee. prn -i ie ' n izen, ( are th,. r a sons assigned.