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NO! ENOEO WHEN HUERTAJITS JOB Congress Shares View That Situation in Mexico Will Still Be Serious MANN CLAIMS HE IS NOT DECEIVED Says Action Taken Last Week by the House Is in Line With That Before War With Spain Ry C. E. STEWART Washington, December 6.—(Special.) After Huerta, what? It is quite evident that neither the administration nor Con gress entertains any very optimistic view's regarding the situation in Mexico, even If Huerta is overthrown within a short period, which now seems certain. The President used strong and unmis takable words In his denunciation of Huerta and the form of government that the dictator is attempting to establish in Mexico, but he reiterated his policy of "waiting for further developments." How ever, he Is not sanguine that the success of the constitutionalists will result in the restoration of peace and tranquillity in Mexico—and Congress undoubtedly looks upon the situation in the same light. Early last week Representative Hay, chairman of the House committee on mil itary affairs, Introduced and the House promptly passed the army volunteer bill. This bill would put war volunteer forces on an equal footing with the regular army. It provides that whenever In the President’s judgment war is Imminent, or actually exists, the President may or ganize volunteer regiments for war pur poses. The men, instead of enlisting for short periods, as In past wars, would enlist "for the war.” The President would appoint all the officers' not more than four regular officers to be appointed to HHMHHHHMHBBBSQRflBBBSBflBMHftflD JOHN HORAN I In Now In Charge of LUBTCH SERVICE at Hj SUBURBAN BARB “NI FF SED” ^ Ask Mr. Hard “Multiplication is vexation, Division is as bad, The Rule of Three perplexes me, And Fractions drives me mad.” Figures are frequently distracting, and under the skillful manipulation of the statistician, may be made to show maivel ous results. “Figures don’t lie,” once said a wise man, and another one said, “but they can be made to.” Mark Twain said “there are three kinds of lies: Plain lies, condemned lies and statis tics.” The field of figures is unlimited and we will only ven ture along tlie border today, not going into it deeper than frac tions, presenting examples as simple as two from four leaves two. “Birmingham is a city with a pay roll of a million dollars a week.” J‘ the wage earners spend 10 per cent of their earn ings for whisky and pistols, how much will they have left with which to buy homes, educate their children, buy better food and clothing, '‘insurance against loss of time by accident and sickness or loss to their families by death, or for harmless pleasures ? Smartest boy in town can answer. What will the five dozen pistols sold by one of our Twen tieth street concerns, “regardless of cost,” for reselling in the mining camps of the county, cost the county in coroner’s fees, constable and sheriff’s fees,' jail fees, etcetra, and how much time will busy men have to spend as jurymen in trying cases resulting from this sale? Only time can answer. All together can now answer this. Does it pay a community to encourage, much less permit, the traffic in the deadly com bination of whisky and pistols? While considering the problem, protect yourself. $5.00 per Annum. Insurance. 501 American Trust Building. Phone 6466. fr Phone 225 Phone 226 This Good Laundry Would Like Your Patronage And after a trial you will like our work. Men’s collars and fine shirts respond readily to the excellent treat ment we give them— They’ll look and wear well if sent to the Em pire. - Empire Laundry ^ i V —=* MASON ACCIDENTALLY SHOT WHILE HUNTING IS FATALLY HURT—GUN OF BUS INESS PARTNER DISCHARGED WHILE TWO ARE HUNTING ON LATTER’S FARM I JampD Edward Mason of the plumb ing firm of Mason & Dulion, 2019 Fourth avenue, north, was fatally shot ! yesterday afternoon at about 4 o’clock jin a hunting accident at Trussville in I the eastern part of the county. At 2:20 o'clock this morning Mr. Ma son was still alive at the South High land infirmary, but no hope was hel l out for him. All of ids immediate rel atives were at his bedside. Accounts of the accident were given out last night at the South Highland infirmary by Mrs. Mason, wife of the wounded man. It was stated that Mr. Mason, in company with E. E. Dulion, his business partner, and Arnold Dul 16n. a nephew, had gone hunting on the farm of Mr. Dulion at Trussvllle. In some way after Mr. Dulion had fired one shot out of his double-bar reled shotgun, his attention was ar- , rested by Mr. Mason, who was ap proaching about 15 feet away. Mr. Dulion in turning suddenly to meet his friend, it is said, caught the hammer of his gun against a tree and the fire arm was discharged. The heavy charge of Mr. Dulion’s gun struck Mr. Mason in the chest and inflicted a fatal wound. After the accident Mr. Dulion. aided by his nephew, carried Mr. Mason to Trussville, where an ambulance was secured which removed the wounded man to the South Highland infirmary. Hast night Mr. Dulion could not - lie seen. It is said that Mr. Dulion Is al most overcome at the accident and is unable to see anyone. He resides al 120y Third avenue, West End. Mr. Mason is a well known business man in Birmingham. He is about 2 4 years of age and is married. Ho re sides at 214 North Pearl street. any one volunteer regiment. The volun teer force thus formed would supplement the existing national guard or militia, with which the hill does not Interfere. Mann Airs His Views During the consideration of this hill In the Mouse the leaders carefully refrained from any hint that it was a step toward preparing for eventualities in Mexico. In fact It was speedily and quietly “rail roaded” through the House and would In all probability have escaped general notice had not Minority Leader Mann of Illinois decided to draw the attention of the country to it. Mr. Mann said: "Mr. Chairman, with reference to a bill of this kind I am will ing to follow the advise of the disting uished gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Hay) and the rest .of the committee on military affairs who, I suppose, have been properly aided by the military au thorities of the government. “It seems to me that perhaps this bill comes In at a rather apt time. \ have refrained during the year from any dis- ! cusslon of the Mexican situation, and I do not intend to discuss it now. Of course the gentleman from Virginia, the administration, and all other gentlemen connected with the bill will deny vigor ously that this bill Is presented now’ be cause it is preparing for a war with j Mexico. “I remember very well when the first I proposition was presented to this House I in reference to the war with Spain. I received one minute of time. I took that minute to say that there was at least one member of the House who was not at tempting to deceive himself, while all the others had said that this was not i in the expectation of war, but to prer ent ; war. I knew’ that it was because w’e \rere j expecting war. I fear that the same situation arises now." Representative Mann’s remarks were received gravely and in absolute silence by the House. Mr. Mann also brought out the fact that a measure practically the same as the one Introduced b** Mr. Hay and promptly passed by the H<use had been “floating round CongrrST for y ears.” From the advices received from Mexico it is evident that Huerta cannot last long i unless he succeeds in getting financial | aid from somewhere, and that seems out of the question. His army is deserting him, because of no pay and lack of food. His oil supply has been cut off, and he holds under his rule comparatively a lim ited territory, while his enemies besiege him at the north and west. The end of the dictator is in sight, but even the most optimistic in Washingon do not de ceive themselves as to what will happen after Huerta is numbered among the “has been Presidents of Mexico.” The victors are not in accord. There is division in the ranks of the constitutionalists, and with final victory and power crowning their efforts this lack of harmony will break out. as It has always done, and another conflict will be started over the spoils. If the opposite happens it will be an agreeable surprise. But anyway, it does no harm for the I'nited States to be ready, and this government is ready. If it becomes necessary for the I’nited States to send an armed force into Mex ico and there be a clash with that coun try, we are better pn^pared for it from a military standpoint than we have been for war in all our history. Preparation has been going on for months; the coun try learned its lesson in the little brush with Spain. None of the confusion, sick ness because of poor food and sanitary conditions, lack of arms and ammunition and all that occurred then will be in evidence now. HUERTA REPORTED TO BE PREPARING TO SURPRISE REBELS (Continued From Pnge One) ward of the constitutionalist armies has received a check, the extent of which is not yet known. That the rebel leaders themselves have taken alarm and are preparing to modify their plans of cam paign to meet the threatening aspect of the federal forces was, however, positively affirmed. Owing to the absence of telegraphic communication and to the reluctance of the officials here to divulge any of the movements of the contending armies in Mexico, which by any chance might aid one or the other faction unfairly, It Is not possible to ascertain all of the phases of this last military development. It Is understood, however, that the fed eral leaders In the north, who, after the supposed defeat sustained by them In the battle at Tierra Blanca, were believed to be fleeing northward in an effort to find refuge across the border in Texas, actual ly had abandoned that purpose. Instead, it Is reported, they have reorganized their forces and begun a flanking movement on the army which the rebel general, Villa, has rushed from the captured city of Juarez toward Chihuahua. Villa’s line is very much extended and his commun ications would be seriously jeopardized by a sudden incursion from a formidable force of 1600 federals, commanded by Oroz co, and which is rapidly advancing toward him, apparently with the purpose of driv ing him into Chihuahua. May Entrap Villa Meanwhile at least two other federal generals with fragments of the army re assembled after the battle of Tierra Blan ca, are reported to be concentrating on Chihuahua, with the purpose of entrap ping Villa’s command. This movement might fail, it Is pointed out, through the reinforcement of Villa’s command by Car ranza troops. If the federal troops adhere to their original plan of making their way into the I’nited States, instead of surrender ing to the constitutionalists, they will have'to do so without conditions and probably will not be permitted to figure further in the present war in Mexico. Secretary Garrison today said these refu gees might cross the line, but they must do so without any undertaking on the part of the United States officials to per mit them to return into Mexico. Currency Destroyed Laredo, Tex., December 6.—Tn order to keep its bank notes out of the hands of the rebels, who are menacing the city, the Banco Mercantile of Monterey, Mex ico, the last remaining bank but one in the place, yesterday burned the entire issue left in its vaults and closed Its doors, according to refugees who arrived here today. The refugees had no Informa tion as to the face value of the destroyed currency. The bank was capitalized at 2,500,000 pesos and had a surplus of 500, 000 pesos. It was solvent, the refugees say, and quit business with the consent of the government. Refugees from points In northern Mex ico are arriving here daily. A majority continue their journey northw'ard to reside until conditions Improve. Navarette Returns Brownsville, Tex., December 6.—General Rubio Navarette, after being twice de feated by the constitutionalists in his at tempts to reinforce the federal garrison at Victoria before the capture of that city, has been forced to return to Mon terey. The early part of this week his forces were routed at Montamorelos and at Linares, in the state of Nuevo Leon, and these cities now are again in the hands of the rebels under General Castro and Augustine Elizondo, according to re ports received today at constitutionalist headquarters at Matamoras from *Victoria. There is a well defined movement of constitutionalists from Tamaulipas Into the state of Nuevo Leon, both from Vic toria and Matamorbs. It is believed here that an attack on Monterey is imminent. FARMERS’ WIVES BLAMED FOR HIGH PRICE OF EGGS Warehousemen’s Association Mem bers Declare Improper Gathering and Shipping of Eggs Partly Responsible for Cost Jersey City, December 6.—In discussing at their annual convention here today the high price of eggs, members of the American Warehousemen’s association placed some of the blame at the door of farmers’ wives who mostly have charge of the poultry. It was declared that many farmers’ wives do not know' tne proper method of handling eggs and further do not realize the necessity of promptly gathering and shipping them. According to reports made by represen tatives of 45 of the largest warehouses in the country, there was a shortage of 240, 000,000 eggs recorded on December 1. ONE NEGRO KILLED; TWO FATALLY HURT; POLICE KEPT BUSY Several Purse Snatchings Reported—Two Are In jured in Automobile Accidents In the short space of one hour last night one' negro was Instantly killed and twq others were fatally wounded. Will Banks was shot and killed by un known persons at Avenue D and Twenty fifth street at 11 o’clock. Will Dunn was shot and fatally wounded at Twenty-ninth avenue and Forty-fourth street at about 11 o’clock, Walter Morrow', another negro, is sought by the police in connection with the shoot ing. An unknown negro fatally stabbed by unknown persons at Third alley between Twenty-third and Twenty-fifth streets at 12:30 o’clock this morning. The above casualties with several purse snatchings, automobile accidents and af frays kept the police busy throughout the night. The first shooting to be reported was from North Birmingham. It was reported at headquarters that Walter Morrow, a negro, had shot Will Dunn, another ne gro, at Twenty-ninth avenue and Forty fourth street. It was stated that Morrow was supposed to have shot Dunn while the later was breaking into Mor row’s house. Dunn, who was fatally shot, was taken to the Hillman hospital. A fewr minutes later came the report that a negro hud been killed at Avenue D and Twenty-fifth street. On investiga tion by Detectives Daly and Warren, Will Banks, a negro, was found dead in the front yard of a negro house with a bullet through his head. The assassin or as sussiiiH nau escapee. In the early hours of this morning De tective Moser reported finding an un known negro in Third alley between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth street fatally stabbed. According to Detective Moser the negro was so badly cut that he was at the point of death. In addition to the several fatal af frays the police and detective depart ments had to investigate the following purse snatchings: Mrs. H. R. Dill of 1723 Tenth ave nue, south, reported that a negro snatched her purse at Tenth avenue and Nineteenth street, south, about 6 o’clock last night. Mrs. Dill was great ly shaken up by her experience. Miss Lizzie Miller of 519 Lucy ave nue, Graymont, reported to the police that as she approached her home about 7:30 o’clock a negro jumped out of the shadow's and snatched her purse, which contained $28, and escaped. Mrs. Barnard of 809 North Nineteenth street reported to the polled that her silver mesh bag was snatched at (Nine teenth street and Fifth alley about 8 o’clock last night. The bag contained $3 in cash besides some valuable jewelry Several automobile accidents w-ere reported, among which were: Alf E. Thomas was seriously injured at First avenue and Twenty-first street when Ids automobile collided with an other automobile, driver unknown, at o’clock last night. The automobile of the unknown was completely demol ished and Thomas’ left arm was badly bruised. Phil Rush, a negro, was hurled sev eral feet when an automobile, driven by John Nick, a Greek, of the Ter minal Taxicab company, struck him :it Fourth avenue and Twenty-third street. Detective Moser, who happened to be an eyew-itness of the accident, arrest ed the auto driver on a charge of reck less driving. The negro was taken to the Hillman hospital, where it was stated that he was seriously injured. Death Toll in Texas Flood Now Totals 53 (Continued From Pago One) feet deep over the highest elevations. A few miles north of there, at Columbus, one negro was drowned and a lime house was burned when the flood mixed with its contents. The Colorado river, a third Texas stream on a rampage, is also adding its mead of trouble to the flood situation. Bay City, 25 miles from the mouth of the stream, reported the water within 18 inches of the top of the protection levee. A break, it warn said, would overflow a considerable portion of the town. Columbia, about 15 miles from the Brazos mouth, was sur rounded by water but reported no great damage was feared. Railroad losses in the Trinity and Bra zos floods are heavy. President W. B. Scott of the Sunset-Central lines of the Southern Pacific, said they were the most serious his north and south lines have had to contend with in many years. The worst single situation was caused by the breaking of the levee 30 miles in length on the Brazos opposite Bryan. More than 1000 persons had re fused to believe it would give way and remained In their homes, which were sub merged. Describing his experiences yes terday and last night In a rescue boat in the overflow from this levee break, W. W. Griggs of Houston said: CRIES AND SHOUTS IN DARKNESS "God knows how many there were left in the bottoms. When we left last night we could hear cries and shouts In the darkness. They are all huddled together in cotton gins and high places. There were 100 people in one ginhouse on Moor ing’s plantation. "The levee is broken in three places. On top of the safe portions of the levee horses, mules and cows are crowded In a footing, but when they become fright ened at the rush of water great numbers of them are knocked off.” Griggs said the rescuers in his boat found one man and woman in a tree top, where they had been for 24 hours. He gave them food, the first they had eaten in more than a day. The Brazos bottoms, ona of the highest farm land sections of the state, wrere thickly populated. The overflow scattered many families, who will not know’ how many of their members were drowned until the flood sub sides. Waco Faces Famine Waco, Tex., December 6.—Waco, in the wake of the flood in the Brazos river, which damaged its waterworks plant, faces a water famine. Enough is avail able for Immediate needs for cooking and drinking, but baths are prohibited by order of the city commissioners. ‘Inspec tors were appointed today to enforce the order. The task of cleaning that portion of the place, containing 10,000 inhabitants, inundated when a levee broke during the rise is proceeding rapidly. 4 4 • ESCUDERO RESIGNS 4 4 — ♦ • Kermosillo, Mex., December 6. 4 • Francisco Escudero, secretary of 4 ? foreign relations in the constitu- 4 4 tionalist provisional cabinet, has 4 4 been retired from the portfolio. 4 4 This was announced here tonight. 4 4 Escudero represented his chief in 4 t the recent negotiations at Nogales 4 4 with William Bayard Pale, Prosi- 4 4 dent Wilson's personal representa- 4 4 tive. 4 4 * TROY IS ANXIOUS FOR NEW STATION Yesterday Time Limit for Railroads to File Plans With Railroad Commission Troy, December 6.—(Special.)—Today is the time limit for the railroads to file plans with the railroad commission for Troy's new station. The railroads having refused to grant Troy a new station, the case was taken before the railroad commission by a committee of citizens. The commission ordered a new sti.tion and for plans to be filed by December 6. From what can bo gathered the new station is to be lo cated at tlie same place. G. A. Brunson, an optician of Padc ville, sustained severe injuries Thurs day night at the New Troy hotel by falling down the steps from the third to the second floor. About 1:30 o'clock guests were awak ened by a heavy fall and Mr. Brun son was found unconscious at the bot tom of the steps on the second flor. Physicians found that there was a laceration of the flesh and a Blight fracture of the skuli above the eye. The' left wrist was also fractured. Mrs. (ierard Received N Berlin, December 6.—Mrs. James W Gerard, wife of the American ambassador was received by the Empress at the pa! ace today. 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