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TUE TIMKS FOUNDED 18S?. WHOLE NUMBER 18,567. RICHMOND, VA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1011 THE WKATIIISR TO-DAY?Fair. PRICE TWO CENTS. INSURGENTS ill TammanyChief tain Pro? poses to Dictate New Candidate. AID OF RYAN IS BEING SOUGHT Judge Parker Denies That He Is Seeking Influence of Financier. Makes It Clear That He Docs Not Want Senatorship. Murphy Refuses to Talk. New York. March 23.?It is evident here to-night that Tammany Leader Charles Murphy 1? not disposed to lot the Insurgents, headed by .State Sena? tor Roosevelt, "bosa" the hew Demo? cratic caucus called for Monday night to 6elect another candidate for the sen atorshlp to succeed Chauncoy Dcpew. "While Murphy, in response to Inter? viewers, brusquely replies that he has "nothing to say," It comes from those close to the Tammany chieftain that he does not propose 10 "lay down" and mbmlt to the nomination of an anti Tammany candidate. It has gone forth from Murphy'H camp that if Roosevelt, and his followers attempt to dictate the action of the caucus, Murphy will 6tlck to Sheehan and thus prevent the naming of a Senator, leaving New York with but one Senator for the extra ses t-lon of Congress William Sheehan's attitude Is hostile to any new candidate, lie Is bitterly opposed to the idea of a new caucus, but wishes In this have been over? ruled. It has been rumored persistently that If the second caucus indorses him, lhu? reaffirming that he is the parly Choice, he will step down and out. hav? ing proved that he could have prevent? ed the election of another man. Slirehnu Itctlecnt. At the othces of William F. Sheehan it was reiterated that Mr. Sheehan has nothlrg to say on the senatorial situ? ation and that he will not withdraw. Mr. Sheehan himself did not come down Town to-dayi and his secretary! Ashley T. Cole. Is at Albany, looking out for hi? interests there. In their absence there was no comment from their nsso ciatcs except thai "it wtia all vary sad." Alton 13. Parker, Mr. Sheehan's law partner, denied a statement that he 1* our- of the >i>: candidates for whom the Inlluom <? of Thomas Fortune Ryan was nought indirectly. "I deny," he *aid. "that any one, with my consent or knowledge, has nought Mr. Uyan's influence or that of any other person, at any time, to secure for me the United States senaior3hlp. "1 made it as clear as I could, both before the election in public speeches and the day afterward. In Interviews, that my obligations were such that 1 could not accept the senatorial ofhee. From that day to this there has been no change in my position,." Atlvtttcd to Stick. Allan A. Ryan, through whom It i* supposed that his father's influence was sought last night, refused to-day either to deny or to confirm the inter? view accredited to him. "Not one ?word," he said. He is quoted as hav? ing said last night: "My advice to Mr. Sheehan and the Democratic party, if they hope for future success, is to stand by the choice of the caucus, -which is Mr. Sheehan." Charles F. Murphy would not add ! to-day to his brief sentence of yes- I tcrday. His friend:, said that It was | difficult to see what he could add, in j view of the attitude of Mr. Sheehan and the self-evident fact that the new caucus to be held next Monday will FP^ak for him more plainly than any? thing else. SERIOUS MISTAKE MADE Society Paper Announce* engagement of Mr*, Cleveland. New York, March 23.?S. S. Mailings, executor of the estate of the late flrover Cleveland, and in charge of Mrs. Cleveland's personal affairs. Is? sued the following statement to-night: "The paragraph appearing this af? ternoon In one of the weekly society publications suggesting that there is an engagement of marriage between Mrs. Grover Cleveland and Professor "West, of Princeton, is not only with? out the slightest justification, but Is fully refuted by the fact that Dean "West already has a wife living, and their son now is a student in Princeton University." s ' The publisher of the society paper in question called up the Associated Press to-night and said that he re? gretted exceedingly that an error had crept into print, and that he wished I It announced immediately that a se? rious mistake had been made. PEAC^IC?iJSE ADVANCED Settlement of rtevolt In Honduras tins Helped Much. New Orleans. La.. March 23.?Thomas C. Dawson. the American representa? tive at the Uonduran peace conference, recently concluded at Puerto Cortez. arrived hero to-day on the stcamer tlleredla from Porto Barrios, and do parted to-night for Washington. After making n report on his mission to the State Department. Mr. Dawson prob? ably will go to Managua. Nicaragua, on a diplomatic mission. Mr. Dawson feels that the object of the American government to secure permanent peace in Central America lias been materially advanced by the amicable settlement of the revolt in Honduras . Sir. DaWson spent several days at Guatahiala City, where, he had extend? ed conferences with President Kstrada Cabrera. ~'rNEWljSETo*R WIRELESS Sclent ist? Communicate l.nnp; Distance I rndergroiihd. Berlin. March 23.?Two German scientists, Drs. I.eimbach and Uoewy, have successfully applied wireless telegraphy for underground communi? cation. Messages have, been sent be? tween the potash mines, In the North JIarz Mountains, a distance of nearly a mile and a half, at a level of 1.G00 feet below tho surface. The messages were, so clearly delivered that the scientists conclude much greater dis? tances are feasible. The discovery is regarded as highly important in case of. mine disasters. would destroy college Alleged Attempt* .Made to Dura . Its Buildings. I Gfanlte Hill, Ga.,- March 23.?Two .special detectives are patrolling the grounds of the Tenth District Agri? cultural College and the force of night watchmen has been Increased as the result of alleged Incendiary fires. Tues? day night, when the main academic building was destroyed under some? what suspicious circumstances. While patrolling the premises about 8:30 o'clock'last nli;ht detectives dis? covered the barn and stable building ablaze and saved livestock valued at something more than $1,0,00. To:day it i was reported that an attempt liad been | made later In the 'night to fire the girls' dormitory, and that an ' investi? gation was being niade.! A report from the college to-day is that throe yo.ung men have been kept under surveillance as a result of suspicions, tind that one arrest or detention wuji made yester? day find the party taken to Sparta; hut released to-day. can't take it back If Vou Give lifinri to United Stntcs, It's , "for Keeps."' Boston, .Mass.. March 23.?The Fed oral government's contention that land! once deeded to the L'nlted States can- j hot be withdrawn without .State legis the rih?etment was sustained. by Judgel Arthur I/. Brown, in the Uniterl States Circuit "Court of Appeals, to-day. Tie verdict was given in a suit over land i presented to the Federal govrnmcnt by : Joseph s. Fay in 1 **2 for use In con? nection with the fish hatchery at ' Woods Hole. The doed - provided that ; if not.used by the government within twenty years the land shoul revert t<> Mr. Fay's-heirs. In 1003 the "Fays took possession of the land under authorltv. of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, ulieging that the stipulations of the will had been violated, j The present proceeding was started I by the government Id regain the brop erty,~whlcb adjoins the fish t hatchery. I and is now said, to he worth $10,000. I big f?Wr7lV"no~c?rpse Orthodox Jcvis Will Tnkc Pnrt la Inlque < en muulnl. . Now York. March 23.?-a funeral pa? rade of 10.nno persons without a corpse \yas sanctioned to-day by Mayor Gay? nor upon application of orthodox Jew- ? ish worshipers at the old Christie Street Synagogue, recently destroyed ! by fire. The ceremonial will make the burial On Sunday next of sacred relics taken from the ruins, and is-said to] be, the first of its kind ever held in America. Ancient books of the Hebraic law t and pold and silver ornaments! from ; Jerusalem will be conveyed in coffins In tiic vanguard of. the procession. Two hundred carriages. it was ' an? nounced, win follow the heHirscs, while an army of the orthodox believers .will trudge on foot a religious ceremony will be held over the relics in a syna? gogue, and the marchers will then pro? ceed to Bay Side Cemetery, Rrookjvn. where ihr coffins will f,r- interred. carnegie will testify Jilad In Tell What lie Knows of IJc- j fund Company's AlTalrii. New York. March 23.?It is understood here to-day thai Andrew Carnegie has sent word to District Attorney White man that he will gladly testify before ?ho grand Jury in the investigation of the affairs of the defunct Carnegie Trust Company, whose leading snirit. WtllUum .1. Cummins, has already been Indicted on charges of larceny. Mr. j Carnegie had no connection with the institution, but ho rendered it sub? stantial financial aid, and the district attorney said some time ?ro that Ire | would call him as a errand iury wit i noes if he found it necessary. There | was no pr-ind iury session to-day. As j a result of the Investigation of the affairs of the Carnegie Trust Company, a move will be made at a meeting of j the Clearinir House Association next > week to bring the local trust com- ! panics under direct supervision of the association. to promote peace ProRrnr.i Itrlnc Arranged to Arouse! Public Sentiment. I L?ondon, March 23.?The best means of promoting an arbitration treaty be? tween Kngktnd and the l'nlted States was considered at ;i meeting of the Free Church Council to-day. It was decided to postpone the orojeelcd dem? onstration in Albert Hall, recentlv ar? ranged for April 1. so as to allow time to arrange a simultaneous expression of feeling in the United States. This decision was largely due to a letter received from Sir Fdward Grey, who advised keeping in close touch with I corresponding American bodies in or? der to make clear that what is done in one country is in sympathy with the feeling in the other. A resolution was adopted asking the Ivord Mayor to form a national com? mission for the holding of meetings in favor of the movement in all towns In the United Kingdom. recovers damages S'ew York Mnn Had Been Arrested on Khlse ClmrKC Tiio Janeiro. March 23.?R. R. Brown, a manufacturer of New York, who was arrested last January by order of lo? cal officers upon charges that subse- ! fluently proved to have been without] any basis, was to-day awarded Sl.?OO I damages by the Police Department; It I Is stated that'one of Brown's employes here guve financial assistance to a par? ty of Fngiis.li girls who wished to es? cape an immoral theatrical contract, and in the misunderstanding that fol? lowed Brown, as well as his employe, vvus arrested on the charge of abduc? tion. carries eleven passengers; Ayinior Bregnet Brenk* All Itceords With IH* Aeroplnne. Douai. Franee, March 23.?Aviator T. ouis Brennet to-day carried eleven passengers in his monoplane a distance of two miles. The flight was made at n height varying from fifty to seventy-five feet. The total weigh j of the twelve per? sons was 1.315 pounds, and the com-1 bined weight of the machine and Its occupants was 2.602 pounds. The best previous performance of. the kind was made by M. Le Martin, who on February 2. took up seven passen? gers on n five-minutes' trip. shot from ambush Second Strike Assassination Wlthiu Three Dn.v.s. Cincinnati. O.. March 23:?The sec? ond assassination within three days in connection with the strike of white firemen on the Cincinnati, New Orleans nnd Texas Pacific llailrond. occurred to-day at .Helenwood, Tenn. C. B. Street, a fireman strike-breaker, was s.hot from-ambush. Street's home ad 1 dress was clv<?n to the company as New York City. ? j tillm^~~eW^^^ South Cnroltnn Senator Set? Bumorw of Sickness at Best. Columbia. S. C.i March -23.?Senator B. B. Tillman to-day. in response to an Inquiry as to his health, inspired by a rumor thn.t he wns very ill. said that he was feeling entirely well. He spent the entire day in the fields on his farm at Trenton. S. C. He is feeling better than ho has for many monthrji Maria Stendardo Denies Giving Assistance to Criminals. AIDED THIEVES AND ASSASSINS Her Home Resort for Most Des? perate Men of Dreaded Organ? ization?Persons of High Position Among Her Fol? lowers, While She Had Influence in Naples. Vitcrbo, Italy. Mtrch 23.?Maria Stendardo. at whose home, the state alleges, the assassins washed their hands of the blood of the Cuoecolos, was examined by President Bianchl at the trial of the thirty-six Camor? rists to-day. She is one of the most interesting characters in tlie ease, and the pnly woman among the prisoners. The charge against her is complicity In the murders and tho receiving of stolen goods. In the course of ?.he interrogation the accusation was made that she had bribed witness";; to testify falsely in aid of the defendants. This she de? nied, asserting that, on the contrary, the carbineers had offered to pay her $12 for each witness whom she scour-' ed to sign a statement prepared by them. Home ItcMitrt of f.'rlIllinois. Maria Stendardo, whose defense was a general denial of the charges, is un? der middle age and retains much of the beauty that in youth resulted in many conquests in the poorer class, among whom she was born, and later made her a woman of case and'of influence,' both !n the Camorra and in the ollicial lifo of Naples. tier home is said to have been a re? sort of desperate <ri initials, while her friends included men in high pieces. She is an intimate friend of Nicola Morra, one of the alleged actual mur? derers of Cuoccoio and his wife, and it is charged that Morra and his com? panions went to the woman's home fol? lowing the murders. This Maria em? phatically denied, insisting that it was another instance of manufactured evi? dence. Qunrrelcd Over Theft. Fcrdinando de Matteo, who is accused of (laying lured Cuoccoio to his death, was another prisoner questioned to? day. Dc Matteo, who is advanced in years, once had fame as an athlete, and Is known as a frequenter of ques? tionable resorts. He is illiterate, and. according to the police, a vicious char? acter The particular charge against him Is that he induced Cuoccoio to visit a lonely spot on the outskirts of Torre del Greco, on the pretext that they were to meet to organise a burglary at the home of Commandator Rossi Romano. Cuoccoio fell into the trap, and found himself in a place where everything had been prepared for his death. Under examination Dc Matteo denied participation in the crime and that he was the Camorra in his district. He sai-J that he hated Nicola Morra and would never work with him in a crime. They had quarreled years ago. he said, over, a theft in which they were en? gaged. MUST STAND TRIAL Court ilefuncd to Quash Indictment AgalnMt fatten nnd Others. New York, March 23.?Judge Noyes, of the United States Circuit Court, handed down a decision this afternoon refusing to quash the second "'cotton pool" indictment against James A. Patten, Eugene G. Scales, Frank B. lfaynes, William P. Brown and Colonel Robert M. Thompson. He sustained cer? tain technical contentions and dis? missed others. The indictment charges conspiracy In restraint of interstate trade in cotton, on which the defend? ants must stand trial. Judge Noyes ruled that the corner? ing of a commodity In the market does not constitute a violation of the Sher? man anti-trust law unless it can be shown that the direct effect of the so called corner would he to restrain or obstruct interstate traffic. This re? sult, would be remote in the present case* the court ruled, as the effect of the "corner" was to stimulate traffic and raise prices, although abnormally. The combination to control the mar? ket lie termed "negatively illegal with? out any prohibitory statute, and would be positively unlawful in any State having a statute against corners." The allegation that the creatiitJ of the coiner was a violation of law is dismissed. The court holds that even "'if the combination in question be a violation it is so because it Is Involuntary re? straint of trade; 1. e.. it is conspiracy entered into by persons not engaged In Interstate commerce, which has the effect of preventing other persons from freely engaging in it." DUEL IS CALLED OFF nee nnd Wn.sp Win *V<>t lOngnge In .wonii i Combat. N*ew Orleans, March 23.?The editors of the French papers, the Bee and the Wasp, are not to engage in mortal combat, according to n public state? ment made by M. l">o Baroncelli, editor of the Wasp. "After consulting with friends and seeing no justification for blood, the Wasp* declined the conflict as being without .lust cause." declared Editor P>o. Baroncelli. Tn consequence, F.ditor Capdeville. of the Bee, now says the proposed duel Is off. GOING TO CORONATION Hear-Admiral Vreelnnd Detailed tn RepreHeut Navy. Washington. March 23.? Rear-Ad? miral Charles K. Vreelnnd. now in com? mand of the second division of the Atlantic fleet, has been detailed to rep? resent the navy at the coronation of King George V. Admiral Pewey de? clined the appointment because of the length of the journey. Flooded by ItlllnH. Rio Janeiro. March 23.?Torrential rains that began three days ago con? tinued to-night. The streets of the city tloodcd. blocking traffic, and the telephono systems arc demoralized. Camorr ist s Caged While Undergoing Trial PIUSONEIIS IS HUGE IRON CAGE, l.\ CHI IHII, WHERE Tit IAL IS HELD. -,? ?-r\ OFFICERS REPORT IN CAMP APRIL 5 First Lot of State Militia Apportioned by War Department. ' VIRGINIA SENDS FIVE They Will Be Given Instruction With Troops Now on Mexican Border, (Special to The Times-Dispatch.] Washington, D. C, March 2?..?The War Department to-day announced the apportionment by States of the first lot of militia officers to be sent to the camps of instruction at Sun Antonio. Texas, and San Diego. California. -Two hundred and thirty-five officers have been ordered to report to the camps on April r?. Of tills number, 200 will go to San Antonio and the remainder ti.i San Diego. The officers ordered to re pop* at San Antonio from the militia organizations of tlie South Atlantic States follow: Virginia, five; North Carolina, four; South Carolina, four; Georgia, live, and Florida, two. or the officers ord? ered from Virginia, there will be one field staff officer, one adjutant, one commissary officer, one field artillery battalion officer and one officer from the medical corps, with the rank of major. North Carolina will send one field stHfr' officer, two Infantry company officers and one major of the medical corps. South Carolina will send one field staff ' officer, two infantry com? pany officers, and one major of the medical corps. Georgia will send two infantry company officers, one cavalry troop officer, one field artillery battal? ion officer and one major of the medi? cal corps. Florida will send one in? fantry company officer'and one major of the medical corps. Of the 200 officers who will report at San Antonio, 1 IT will be from the In? fantry branch, ten from the cavalry, thirteen from the field artillery, four from the engineer corps, four from tho signal corps and twenty-two from the medical corps. Thirty-one of the of? ficers who are ordered to San Diego will be from the infantry branch and the remaining four from the medical corps. At the office of the chief of staff to? day, it was stated "that about 1.000 militia officers could be given instruc? tions at the. camps before the army appropriation for that purpose was exhausted. When these funds are used up. the cost of the instruction nt the camps will have to be defrayed from the respective state militia a*l>proprla tions. It Ih expected that in the fu? ture the squads of officers ordered to the "front" will number :S00 instead of No Decision [leached. No decision has yet been reached by Ariujntant-Genernl Sale as to the per? sonality of the live Virginia officers who will he detailed by him to bo the first to go to tho San Antonio camp, lie said last night thai he did not know jusl when he would ho able to an? nounce his decision In the matter, as ho had several things to consider. Tt Is presumed thr.t the five. Vir? ginians will leave the State on the night of April 2. In order to reach San Antonio by April 5, the day designated by the War Department. Fort Sain Houston is located at San Antonio, which is fifteen miles from the Mexi? can border at Laredo, and about the same distance from the border at Kagle Pass. According to intimations given otit by the War Department yesterday, probably a greater number of officers will go for the second period, begin? ning April 1ft, although it seems un? likely that more than thirty Virginians in all will take part in the manoeuvres. Four From .Vbrfh Cnrollnn. f Special to The Times-Dispatch. | Raleigh, N. C, March 23.?Tn com? pliance with the official notice from the United Stales War Department, that this State Is expected to send four officers to I he observation manoeuvres at San Antonio. Tex.. Adjutant-Gen? eral Leihst er. with the approval of (jovornor K itch In, has forwarded the following nominations: Colonel J. T. Gardner, Shelby, infantry field officer; Major DJ, B. Glenn, Ashcvlllo, niedlcal corps; Captain A. L. C Hill, Company B. Second Infantry, Kinston, ami Cap? tain Wade H. Phillips, Company A. Third Infantry, Lexington. _ TItlAli. G.O. P. PRECEDENT BEING FOLLOWED "Seniority of Service" Observed in Making L'p House Committees. ''RELIC OF CANNONISM" _ All Efforts Fail to Budge Fitz? gerald From Chairmanship of Appropriations. Washington, March 23.?Republicans of the House were amazed to-d?y to hear unofficially that tlte Democratic Committee on Commit ices is making up the committee list for the new Congress by following In the main the old plan of seniority; service, a "relic of Cannonism." It has been known from the outset' that Mr. Fitzgerald would get the chairmanship of Appropriations, be? cause he was the senior Democrat, and there could bo no possible objection to him on the ground of ability. Even the efforts of William -J. Bryan, fol? lowed by a personal visit of the peer? less leader ? to Washington, did not avaii'to shift Fitzgerald. Moon, of Tennessee, is to be chair* man of Post-Offices and Post Roads, by the same rule of seniority, although Lloyd,' of Missouri,' chairman of the. Democratic congressional campaign commit tee, had filed on the assignment, and will be disappointed not to get it. Fight oil ' AdlluiKOu. The rule, however, will have to be vacated in tlte case of the Committee on Agriculture chairmanship, whore Land), of Virginia, the senior, will have to give way for Burleson. of Texas, who yielded Appropriations to Fitz? gerald. In spite, of a bitter tight which is being made against Adanison, of Georgia's, claim to the chairmanship of Interstate and Foreign Coihniicrcc, he will get the place. However. It appear* now that the. makeup of the committees for the greater part will show the sitting members In tlte relative positions where they had been placed by the wicked I'nele .Toe Cannon in past Con? gresses, and the new members will trail along after them. Which the Republicans think Is sis it should be. This plan, however, will tend to de? crease heartburnings, the Democrats say, and promote satisfaction with the work of the Committee on Committees. .Hann Im Ilonmcd. The friends of Mr. Mann, of Illin? ois, especially his admirers In the ranks of the progressive. Republicans, are urging him Id nllr.w his name to be presented to the Republican caucus as the too forma candidate for Speak? er, which carries with it the minority leadership. Mr. Mann thus far has not declared his willingness or unwillingness to allow that to be done. Mr. Mann is held In high esteem hy the progressives. He is one of the few Republicans who voted against the Payne-Aldrich bill, and his Inde? pendence of partisan ties and his un? doubted moral and political courage, as well vis his mnrilfesit ability, all serve to recommend hint to the place. Some of the influential Republicans who are i\ow in the city believe that Mr. Mann will l>e the titular minority leader, ns they can see no valid rea? sons for the standpatters to oppose hilft In fact, they rather expect the ohl guard to realize that Mr. Mann. oa thev claim, oould more nearly than (Continued on Third Page.) Believes He Has Way to Settle Reel-Hot Fight in Indiana. CAN ALSO "BOOST" A FRIEND Will Appoint Old Yale Classmate to Good Federal Position. Washington, March 'Jo.? President Taft thinks he has struck upon a plan to settle the big" contllct between the Indiana Republican factions as to tlie United States marshalship. lie is go? ing to try to havo an old friend and Vale classmate, Merrill Mo ores, an at? torney of Indianapolis, accept th? mar? shalship. Mr. Moores was in Washing? ton some time ago and indicated then that undor no circumstances would he tako the position. The President, howt ever, may prevail upon him to do so as a solution to tho red-hot light that has been in progress for months over the marshalship. with nearly every prominent Republican In tho State in? volved. j It is estimated that 1.000 telegrams and letters have been received at the i White House since the light started, and they arc still comtng. The tele? graph companies havo had to put on extra men at some points in Indiana to ?ccoin?d?tc" the rush. standing by Lec. Edwin M. Lee, Republican State chairman, has been urged for the mar? shalship by former Senator Bcverldgo, and all the Beveridgc adherents in the 'Stale. Including a majority of the State ' committee and the Legislature, have l stood by Lee, who is admitted by the regular Republicans to be a man of > ability and tact. The old-time Republicans have ob-1 Mooted to Loo's appointment as marshal because it would .have the effect, of giving Federal recognition to tho Bevcrltigo wing of the party. They have not centred upon anybody to present against Lee, but have made numerous suggestions. The President at one time tried to settle the matter by offering Lec a position in Washing? ton perferably an atlditorship, but Mr. Leo declined this, saying that he did not want to come to Washington to ; live. In a long Interview with ox-Sonatoi Beveridgc two nights ago the Presi? dent Indicated clearly that he did not deem It advisable to make Mr. Lee marshal, and that he was hoping to get Mr. Moores to accept the position. Deterin.lncd to have Mr. Lee placed In i a good Federal berth in Indiana. Sen? ator Be.vorldge inquired if the Presi? dent would name the state chairman as Collector of Internal Revenue if there should be a vacancy In that of? fice. The President is said to have ex? pressed his willingness to do this. Mr. Uevoridgb Is now seeking t*? have one of hi.--, friends, Klam Neal, retire as Collector of Internal Revenue so that the position may go to Mr. Lee. Neal was appointed upon the recommenda? tion of Mr. Beveridgc. who would na? turally prefer to hold both the tnar shalship and col lectors hip for his f riends. Rx-Sena.tor Hemenway, of Indiana, ami -Representative Cruinpnokcr, of j the same State, both opposed to the ' appointment of Lee as marshal, con (Continued on Third Pago-) Intervention in Affairs of Mexico Draws Nearer. FORCES READY FOR QUICK MOVE Rebels Give Taft Till May i tc Take Hand in Restoring Order. Rumored That United States Soldiers Have Been Firecl On?Fair Trials for Prisoners. San Antonio. Tex., March 23.?With the now demand for 6.000 or 7.000 re? cruits, the issuance of an order by General Carter making provisions for a sudden move, should it be required, and a. statement, by Or. C. F. Caricrlsti, of the Mexican revolutionary junta, that "The United States will intervene In Mexico unless there is a definite show of tranquillity by May 1," the recently diminished war cloud loomed larger to-day. In a report to Francisco I. Madero, the revolutionary leader, Dr. Caricrlsti, to-day urged the insurrecto chief to achfevc a decisive victory at all co3ts by May 1. for, lie wrote, "President Taft will not wait longer than that for quiet to be restored, business resumed and traffic over the railroads to be secure." nmihth the Story. General Joseph W. Duncan is very skeptical about, another report arriv? ing to-duy. declaring that American soldiers have been tired upon by Mex? ican regulars on duty across the river from Ojlnaga. A telegram was re recelved from a subordinate govern? ment officer to-day. reporting the al? leged occurrence and adding that tho Americans wore compelled to seek shelter. General Duncan said that he had received nothing official as to any shooting and doubted the story very much. Ho said, however, that he had reported the matter to the War De? partment and was conducting an in? vestigation. _x_ Prisoners Anxious. Casas Grandes, March 20?via El Paso. Tex.).?Some action hy the Stato Department at Washington towards the protection of Americans in jail here Is anxiously awaited hy the pris? oners. Of the seventeen prisoners classed as Insurrectos,, two are tier-, mans, one is an Italian, and fourteen say they are citizens of tho United Stiites. The men tire apprehensive that they will ho kopt In jail indefinitely and not have trials until after the .war. All appeals to Federal officers for the names and addresses of the men have been fruitless. It is said that a week ago. an official representative was sent by Colonel cuellar to Mexico City and that as soon as conditions permit, the prisoners will bo marched to Chihuahua City, to bo. tried for sedition. Two Americans recently started on foot for the United States in behalf of the prisoners. Federal soldiers destroyed the grist mill at Colon la Juarez, a few miles west of here. It was the only mill in this region, which has about 000 American Mormons. The soldiers sent from Casas Grandes weer angered bo causo of a report that Insurrectos had procured food at the Mormon colony. Jteeclvcx Xo ltepnrt. Juarez, Mexico, March 23.?United States Consul Edwards to-night said he had received no report giving a list of the names of the American prisoners at Casas Grandes. Ills only Instruc? tions from Washington, he said, were to investigate whether the men had been shot. Ho had received assurances that the men were alive and would have fair trials. Casas Grandes is, about 150 miles southwest of Juarez, and Is cut off from direct communica? tion. United Ntnton Soil Invaded. Presidio. Texas, March 23.?That a company of Mexican rurales from the besieged garrison at Ojinaga. while on the scouting expedition. Invaded United States soil has been reported to (iap tairi Williams, of Troop II, Third Cay-, airy. In command of the United States troops stationed :,t Presidio. Captain Williams is investigating tho report. According to a dozen or more inform? ants, seventy rural es, bearing arms, crossed the river west of Ojlnaga and traveled over United States territory for several miias to the rear of the in? surgents' position. Several days ago warning was given to General Luque, in command of tho Mexican gurrison, by the American commander, that the crossing of armed men would bo regarded as a hostile act. Relations between American and Mexican customs oflleern are daily he coming less harmonious. Before tho capture of the Bio Grande ford, at Ojln? aga. by tho insurgents, the ford was designated by the Mexican officers as the point of entry, not permitting ex? portation or importation of goods at any other point. After the insurrectos captured the ford the Mexican officers sought to open another crossing, but the American customs officers insisted that the ford alone could be used. Since then gendarmes who attempted to cross tin: river at other points were disarmed. ?yesterday; bullets, said to come from Mexican Federal titles, fell among a detachment of United State* noldiors. Whether the ilrlng was Intentional has not been determined. Five Mexican soldiers were killed early to-day, when the insurgents opened tire on a company of Federals cut. off from the main garrison at the Canada ranch, a mile from Ojlnaga. Modifies Stniementn. Mexico City, Mexico, March 23.? Finance Minister Limantour to-day sent to the Associated Press a letter in which he commented or. the inter? view with him published to-day, and modified a few of the statements there? in He s.ivm ho refused to talk about the plans' of the government, stating.; that, as Minister of Finance, It vra.y not Utting for him to tnaho declare