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WEATHER FORECAST:
Cloudy; light north wind
vol. xxxin. PT-TPT?- "".O fTRINTS by carrier
NUMBER 54. irVAV-iJ-J. o\f V-'-t-UX JLC. PER MONTH
THRONG, IN NOISY
REVEL, USHERS IN
AUTO SPEED WAR
10,000 Start a Ritous Night at
Seashore, and 50,000 Are
Expected at Races' Start
ENTHUSIASTS SLEEP IN CARS
World Famous Drivers Hope to
Break All Records in Strug-"
gle for the Prizes
SANTA MONICA RACE ENTRIES
Light cars, 231 cubic inches piston dis
placement and under, 101.OM miles:
Car. Piston Displacement. Driver.
Maxwell 8-9... B. H. Fancher
Stayer Chicag0....201.8 Jas. Fouch
Oakland 201.01 Geo. Bobst
231 to 300 cubic Inches displacement,
101.004 miles:
Car. Piston Displacement. ' Driver.
Maxwell 241 Clarence Smith
Mercer ! 800.......C. A. Big-low
Petrel „ 286.6 ....Art Oakcrman
Dura 280 .'... J. McKeague
Bulck 255 L. Kikrcnt
Mitchell 283.0 R. Greer
Cutting George Clark
151.606 miles, 301-600 cubic inches piston
displacement:
Car. Piston Displacement. Driver,
A |.person 475.2 .Ben Kerscher
Pope Hartf0rd....389.9 Bert Dingley
l.n/.ifr 544 T. Tet-left
Km* ,i 373 H. T. Brown
Franklin '.. 301.6 Bruno Belbel
' Free-for-all, 202.8 miles:
Car. Flston Displacement. Driver.
Flat 605 E. Dearborn
Ohio 269.52 R. Kenwood
Isotta 584 Soules
Apperson 475.2 B. Kerscher
Apperson 597.2 Hanshue
Pope Hartford... .389. Dingley
Lozler ... f 644 TetzlelT
Knox ...J. 659 J. Nlkrent
Only Car 206 Van Valin
Fight thousand and twenty-three
Inches of piston displacement, v generat
ing enough motive power to pull the
heaviest freight train up the steepest
mountain grade at fifty miles an hour,
is the total capacity of the speed mon
sters that will battle for supremacy at
today's automobile races at Santa Mon
ica, and a small fortune In.gold and
trophies will go to the w.nning drivers.
There are cars in these races that got
their racing marks in the Vanderbilt
cup race and the Grand Prix, and they
are piloted by drivers of an internation
al reputation. JThere will be a continu
ation of thrills every moment, for lt
■will be a battle royal of motor cars,
and the drivers hope .that not an gold
record will be left standing at the fin
ish.
There was not a vacant room in San
ta Monica, Ocean Park or Venice last
night at 9 o'clock, and the parking
space surrounding the grand stand
from which the races will be viewed
contained possibly 500 motor cars at
that early hour. The .occupants had
brought sufficient blankets and robes
■with them to be comfortable in the
several hours given over to sleep.
But to the great majority sleep was
an unknown factor last night, for at
midnight, amid the combined chorus of
every kind of noise-making device the
long heralted "night of revelry" was
ushered in. and when Dick Ferris, the
manager, received the key to the beach
city he promptly and appropriately
commissioned Mayor Dudley his first
lieutenant in the handling of the vari
ous entertainment events.
GREAT CROWD RESENT
Instantly the crowd broke loose, and
from that time on the fun was fast and
furious. The visiting crowds numbered
near 10,000 at 1 o'clock, and cars were
bringing in other hundreds every few
minutes. - ■
When the starter's gun is fired at 6
a. m. it was expected there would be
50,000 people gathered around the great
eight-mile course where the autoists
will strive for supremacy.
The safety of the course is positively
assured, for there was but one turn
that could be called dangerous, and af
ter several minor accidents to cars in
practice spins the road committee got
busy and late yesterday rebuilt the em
bankment at the right angle curve at
Ocean and Nevada avenues. The sau
cer has been so elevated and extended
that It is believed the racing cars will
not skid or turn turtle in today's big
events. Drivers say it is possible that
90 miles an hour will be recorded.
Every car in every event has done
satisfactory, work in the tryouts, and
there is much speculation as to the
winners in the different classes. Sev
eral cars new to the coast are In ; the
competition, but each of them has a
string of victories to its credit on east
ern tracks. ; >- • -
The Los Angeles-Pacific railway will
maintain frequent service all morning,
for as the free-for-all event Will not be
called until about 10 o'clock, many who
did not go down for the night's festivi
ties will be added to the great throng
that will witness the* overshadowing of
all road races in America. •iJt.A
CRIPPEN BROKE GLASSES ,
TO END LIFE. IS REPORT
3 LONDON, Nov. 23.—According to the
Daily Express, Dr. Crippen on Tuesday
■night, was restless In bed. The ward
-1 )r_ who, became (.-usplcious, made a
I learch and found he had broken his
3 pectacles with the supposed intention
ectacles with the supposed intention
Epf opening a vein and committing sui
cide. - " - ,
- Friends of Miss Leneve say she pro
posed to begin life anew under a new
name and where she was not known in
order to escape further notoriety.
WIRELESS SERVICE WILL
FLASH ACROSS CONTINENT
VALLEJO, Nov. 23.—Official commu
nication by wireless across the conti
nent will be established tomorrow
morning, when a message will be trans
mitted from the Mare Island navy yard
to the naval station at Key West, Fla.,
a distance of 3898 miles. •
..A conversation between the two ope
rators at these points was carried on
early this moraine, lasting for about
half an nour._ajraijJ_J_.yr 'ft. ftHBBR,
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
LOS ANGELES
Bishop Conaty celebrates today the ninth
anniversary of his consecration to the
episcopacy. PAGE! 3
Consolidation commission gets down to real
business. PAGE 12
Prince Troubetzkey of proud Russian family
formally renounces title and becomes -
American citizen In Los Angeles court.
PAGE 12
High water mark reached for day's output
of marriage licenses In Los Angeles. PAGE. 12
Widow Vldal, her home saved by charitable
persons, has real day of thanksgiving.
PAGE 1
Westlake School of Music entertains 600
guests at reception. - PAGE 5
Dedicatory exercises held at Manual Arts
high school at Vermont and Forty-second
street. _'■ PAGE 6
Twelve miles of high pressure gas mains
will be laid by. Domestic company. PAGE 5
Council "reopens negotiations for sale of
aqueduct bonds. PAGE 6
Los Angeles poor cared for .on Thanks
giving day. PAGE 12
Living models Illustrate address at Wom
en's club. PAGE' 3
Mr. Guthrey says Integrity of Southern'
California Consolidated Oil Interests not
ln question. PAGE 2
Throng spends night In revel preceding
Santa Monica automobile races. PAGE 1
Theaters. PAGE 7
Society, clubs and muslo. PAGE 6
Mining and oil fields. ■ PAGE 7
Markets and financial. . PAGE 9
Sports. C PAGE" 8
Weather conditions. PAGE 10
Citrus fruit report. , PAGE 9
News of the courts. ,- PAGE 6
Municipal affairs. PAGE 6
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
Births and deaths. PAGE 10
Citizens are selected for trial jury. PAGE 6
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Children fight will of tobacco magnate
leaving 13,600,000 in trust for them.
PAGB 2
Sunset Yacht club banquets at Hotel.
Virginia, Long Beach. . PAGE 7
San Bernardino banker gets divorce from
wife at Bene. PAGE 7
Santa Ana aviator seeks patent on mono
plane. PAGE 7
COAST
Five men killed, four seriously Injured
by powder exploßlan at Barstow.
* PAGE) 1
Delegates In Arizona Constitutional Con
vention have lively debate over corpo
ration commission measure PAGE 2
New corporation with ..J60,000,000_ plans to
absorb railway lines in northwest.
/ PAGE 3
Appellate court confirms sentence of Abe
Kuef. PAGE 1
EASTERN
Interstate commerce commission witnesses
declare railroads are not scientifically
equipped. PAGB 8
Pre. Nt dowry of Western Union Tele
graph resigns. PAGE 2
Drexel breaks altitude record by sending
airship up 9970 feet. PAGE 1
FOREIGN
Torreon, key to Mexican revolt situation,
reported to have surrendered to Insur
gents. PAGE 1
Crows of Brazilian warships mutiny and
shell capital. PAOB 1
MINING AND OIL
Lead-silver strike In Inyo county goes $100
to the ton. • PAGE 7
Aubury's Information led to arrest of Burr
Bros. PAGB 7
FIVE MEN MEET DEATH
IN POWDER EXPLOSION
Four Laborers Are Seriously In
jured in Accident in Bar
stow Freight Yards
(Special to The Herald)
BARSTOW, Nov. Five men met
death and four others were seriously
injured here yesterday as the result of
a premature explosion of blasting
powder on the big rock cut at the
east end of the Barstow freight yards.
The dead are: . ,
Richard Lindsay, powder foreman.
H. E. Hanlon, steam shovel engineer,
J. Domlnguez, assistant power fore
man.
J. Arroyos, pitman on the steam
shovel. ■
J. C. Mohler, f who died after being
taken to Los Angeles. Three Mexican
laborers were dangerously injured.
They were taken to the Santa Fe hos
pital in Los Angeles. Mohler, who
died in __,os Angeles, was foreman of
the gang working for the Sharp-
Fellows Construction company. ■
The accident occurred at 11:15 o'clock
this .morning. Powder was being
tamped in a 1 hole Just ahead of the
steam shovel when it exploded, spread
ing destruction. The men »were ter
ribly cut and* bruised and the force of
the explosion hurled one body over 400
feet.
H. E. Hanlon, engineer, was not
killed Instantly but died while being
placed aboard the train to be sent to
Los Angeles. He formerly lived In that
city. Mrs. Hanlon was with him at
Barstow and she will leave early this
morning for their former home in St.
Paul with the body of her husband. <;
Little is known .of the other men
killed. Mohler Is said to have come
here from Topeka, Kas. Lindsey's
home is unknown. The Mexicans were
all residents of Barstow.
Coroner Van Wie was summoned
from San Bernardino and held an In
quest over the bodies last evening.' As
there is little known of the men, of
ficers of the Sharp-Fellows company
are making every effort to locate the
families of each.
BOOSTERS ARRIVE IN DENVER
DENVER, Nov. 23.—A delegation of
California boosters for the Panama
exposition spent an hour In Denver to
day on their way- to St. Louis. In the
party were Theodore Bell, recent Dem
ocratic candidate for governor; Rep
resentatives Kahn and Col. J. P.,lrish.
Among thope who met the party were
Mayor Speer and Representative
Ruchr.
PIONEER MINISTER DIES
SANTA ROSA, Nov. Rev. Robert
A. Atwell, pastor of the Methodist
Episcopal south and one of the first
ministers to preach on the Pacific
coast, died today at the home of. bis
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Finley, at ..the
age of 96 years. He was a native of
Nashville, -. Term.,'< and '■ came .to ■- Cali
fornia in ■ 1849 with the gold seekers. -
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24. 1910.
WIDOW VIDAL HER
HOUSE FREE, LIFTS
VOICE IN THANKS
Impoverished Mexican, No Longer
. Menaced by Stern Law,
Shares Joys of Day
FACES WORLD WITH SMILES
Charitable People Not Only Raise
Lien, but Give Her Bal
ance for Bank
Her home freed from debt and with
a comfortable balance In bank, the gift
of kind-hearted persons, Mr. Dolores
Vldal is today probably the happiest
woman In Los Angeles. Her heart
sings with Joy and gratitude and the
heavy lines which care and pinching
poverty had drawn in the face of the
aged Mexican woman have fallen from
her.
Mrs. Vldal can scarcely realize her
good fortune. She doesn't know how
it happened,' but she does know that
her little home is saved; that she once
more owns It unencumbered. It Is an
unpretentious house, that In which
Mrs. Vidal and her two hard-working
daughters live, t>ut It Is home to them,
and over tts roof tree clambers a flow
ering vine of tender memories. This
morning those memories are dearer
than ever before, the scrupulously
clean wooden floors are whiter, the
rude furnltufe more comfortable. Cheer
has conquered carklng care. The little
family, no longer daunted by the spec
ter 'of poverty, stands erect, rejoicing
ln the kindness of humanity. ft
Mrs. Vidal's case Is familiar to read
ers of The Herald. The woman owns
a little three-room cottage at 626 Mis
sion road. Her husband is dead. Her
two daughters are employed In a laun
dry and are paid only $12 a week. On
this slender Income the family must
live, buy food and clothing for three
persons and pay taxes.
MEANT LOSS OF HOME
They did It, too, asking no more
favors from anyone, until one day the
city of Los Angeles decided to "Im
prove" the road which runs by the
simple hometo widen it and make it
a fine automobile driveway. That
meant that property owners would be
called upon to meet heavy assessments.
Mrs. Vidal's share was $612.51. The
city, might as well have asked for as
many millions/ The woman could not
pay, and there was no prospect that
she would be able to pay any time in
the future.
But the law takes no account of a
widow's needs, and a Hen was issued
against Mr. Vidal's little property. In
the ordinary course of business the Hen
was bought up by B. H. Vandenburgh.
Mr. Vandenburg also was. ignorant of
the widow's extremity. He ne\rfr had
seen the property. He did not know
who Mrs. Vidal was, nor what were
her circumstances. - I
• Penalties accrued, still under the
law's provisions, until the amount due
became $615.01. It was increasing 10
per cent every three months and, if
unpaid at the end of a year, the city
stood ready, always under the law/ to
grant the holder of the lien a certifi
cate of sale covering the entire prop
erty.
This was the circumstance in which
Mrs. Vidal found herself. She was
helpless, yet she believed her predica
ment to be unjust, and finally she
wrote a letter to Mayor Alexander ex
plaining Just what had happened. It
bore no evidence of literary style, that
letter, but lt came from a woman's
heart and it Was destined not to go
unanswered.
RESPONSIVE CHORD TOUCHED
The mayor turned the letter over to
The Herald and The Herald, satisfied
after investigation that the cause was
a worthy one, resolved to place Mrs.
Vidal's story before the public. This
was done simply and unostentatiously.
The response was ready and Imme
diate. William Elmers read the story
and Investigated on his own account.
Mr. Elmers at once decided that the
Vidal home Should be saved, and, be
ing a man of action, he set to work to
save it.
Fifse he called upon B. H. Vanden
burgh, holder of the lien, and ex
plained to him the woman's desperate
case. Mr. Vandenburgh willingly of
fered to forego the penalty to which he
was entitled under the law and to re
lease his lien upon the repayment to
him of the original' $512.51, the money
he had actually paid out on his invest
ment. In other words, his contribu
tion to the cause was $102.50. Mr.
Elmers himself contributed $50 and
gave abundantly of his time and
energy toward raising the remainder
of the money needed.
The Herald opened Its columns to
subscriptions which were not slow in
coming. Then a benefit was arranged,
and when the receipts had been counted
up it was found that $659 stood to Mrs.
Vidal's credit. This was sufficient to
pay off the Hen and leave a balance of
$146.49, " ' .
Yesterday noon the property was
freed of all encumbrance and the lien
upon it released. Then $146.49 was de
posited in the Equitable Savings bank
to Mrs. Vidal's credit.
CAN HARDLY STAMMER THANK.!
, Yesterday afternoon Mr. Elmers and
a representative of The Herald called
upon Mrs. Vldal at her home, and
through an interpreter—for the woman
speaks no English—presented her with
a receipt for the money due the city
and with the bank book, showing its
tidy little deposit to her credit. ..
The aged woman was so i affected that
she could scarcely stammer her thanks,
even in her native tongue. She did,
however, send a message of thankful
ness and gratitude to all the kind per
sons who had come to her assistance
in her hour of need, and she expressed
a wish that some day she might be
able to prove her gratitude.
It was explained that the money In
bank was meant for a Thanksgiving
and Christmas present, and Mrs. Vldal
replied that this Thanksgiving would be
the happiest she had ever known.
"The house is all ours," she said.
"We paid the taxes ourselves last week.
That won't have to come out of this
money. People are good, . when . they
only know, and it was my letter to the
mayor that told them." .'",',' ft.
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PRESIDENT'S TURKEY STRAYS;
THANKSGIVING DAY YARNS
WESTERLY, R. 1., Nov. There is
consternation in the heart )of Horace
Vose and all of Rhode Island turkey
growers over the report that the bird
which maintains the reputation of this
state on the president's Thanksgiving
table has not arrived. "The turkey, as
flne a bird as I ever sent to Washing
ton," says Mr. Vose, "was shlpp.d
from here on Monday and should have
arrived at the White House .by this
time. The bird weighs thirty pounds
and, as usual, was the pick of about a
dozen of the finest which I selected as
candidates." ,
PIES AND PUDDINGS
SHY OF 'GREDIMENTS'
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—Pies and
pudding for the holiday season may
come a little higher on account of a
shortage of 107,000 tons inane world's
currant and raisin market for the
year 1910. The currant crop in Greece
will at least 50,000 tons short, but
the' full retention of. 35 per cent al
lowed for export has been made
through the addition of more than 25,
--000 tons of last year's crop, held back
on account of overproduction.
$60,000 FOR CHARITY
IS HIS CELEBRATION
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 23.— A. Nay
land, a retired farmer, pledged $60,000
to charity last night and then hid from
interviewers in fear of attendant pub
licity. Nayland was a farmer until
the city took his farm and- made him
rich. - He lived simply, and despite his
wealth was little known. Last night
he sent twelve' letters to local Institu
tions of charity, each containing a
check for $500, with the information
that similar checks would be sent to
CREWS OF BRAZILIAN WARSHIPS
MUTINY; OPEN FIRE ON CAPITAL
■ LONDON, • Nov. 23.—Reports have
been received by business^ houses here
that part of the Brazilian fleet has
mutinied. /
A private dispatch received at Bar
row tonight says the crews of Brazilian
warships mutinied and fired on the
capital. The dispatch gave no further
details. "•'-!
According to a later private telegram
from Rio de Janeiro, all business has
been suspended there and the situation
Is critical. "'■
Negotiations between officers ashore
and mutinous marines on board of one
or more of the wai ships have not yet
been' concluded, it Is reported.
1 The Brazilian legation here has re
ceived a despatch that: the outbreak
was not of a political nature. Accord-
Ind to this dispatch the crew of a dread
nought lying in the ' harbor, mutinied
each for ten years on the Tuesday be
fore Thanksgiving. <...
PRISONERS IN JAIL
GET TREAT FOR DAY
Though iron bars and deadened walls
will separate them from the outer
world, the prisoners, men and women,
in the county Jail, . will not lack for
Thanksgiving cheer. Jailor George
Gallagher and his assistants have ar
ranged for the serving of a dinner In
the jail dining room which will equal
the dinners served in the best homes
throughout the city.
One hundred and seventy prisoners
will sit down to the dinner. The bill
of fare as ordered by Gallagher con
sists of ripe olives, celery en branche,
oyster cocktails, mock turtle soup, filet
de sole, tartar sauce, roast ' turkey a
la creole with the trimmings, giblet
gravy and cranberry sauce, macaroni,
candied sweet' potatoes, green, peas,
Jello a la mode, hot mince pies, ice
cream, cheese, toasted crackers, cafe
noir, assorted raisins and nuts, cigars
and cigarettes.
CUPID CELEBRATES;
1000 WED IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.—'There will be
between 600 and 1000 marriages in Chi
cago, on Thanksgiving day," said Mar
riage License Clerk Salmonson. "Cupid
is certainly on the job this year. Yes
terday we issued over 400 licenses, to
day about the same, and according to
indications tomorrow will be worse."
During his service as marriage license
clerk for twenty-nine years, Salmonson
has issued more than 500,000 marriage
licenses. He says that there are more
marriages on Thanksgiving day than
on any day in the year and that the
custom Is steadily growing.
(Associated Press)
I against the officers. The government
has taken measures to restore order.
CALL IT INSUBORDINATION
BUENOS AYr.ES, Nov. 23.— dis
patch received here from Rio Janeiro
says the crews of several warships of
the Brazilian fleet revolted last night.
Their act seems merely a case of in
subordination, having no political
character. A rigorous censorship has
pr™—-'-1 the sending out of further
information.
The battleship Sao Paulo, with Presi
dent-elect Marshall Fermes Fonseca
aboard, arrived at Rio Janeiro October
25 from Lisbon. At that time the
whole Brazilian fleet was in the harbor.
Marshall Fonseca was Inaugurated
president November 15, apparently un
der favorable conditions. Since then
there have been no reports of trouble
in the republic. :'.. ■ f "
QTATr^T 17" _"<_~_l>TT?Q • DAII.T _c. ON TRAINS Be.
&li> KjlXJlli V-^V>'X Xl^lks . SUNDAYS sc. ON TRAINS 100
Representative of The Herald Handing to
Mrs. Dolores Vldal (at tho right) Canceled
Lien .-gainst the Widow'- Home. -William
Elmers, Who Gave $50 to Help Mrs. Vidal
Save Her Home, Is Standing In the Back
. ground. The Lower Portrait Is That of
It. H. A'andendurgh, Who Contributed
$102.50 In Penalties and Interest on (he
Lien to Which He Was Entitled Under
the. Law.
DREXEL UP 9970
FEET ; NEW RECORD
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 23.— J. Arm
strong Drexel broke all aeroplane alti
tude records here today when he
climbed above this city until his mono
plane, a Bleriot, was unable to make
further porgress in the rarified atmos
phere.
The ink in the needle of his baro
graph ran out at 9970 feet, which was
accepted as a new world's record to
night by Clifford B. Harmon, chairman
of the National Association cf Aero
Clubs of America, and James King
Duffy, secretary of that body.
The instrument is the same one which
Johnstone carried when he made the
former record of 9714 feet at Belmont
Park, on October 31. It was brought to
this city under the seal by Mr. Duffy,
In order Unit the record might be offi
cial.
Mr. Drexel left the aviation field at
Point Breeze, in the extreme southern
part of tho city, at 3:23. He landed at
Orland, about twenty miles north of
the spot where he started, at 4:46. In
his climb he had traveled at least thirty
miles ■to the northward, for when he
started to descend, after trying for fif
teen minutes to force the machine high
er, he glided down for a distance which
he' estimated at about six miles.
So swiftly did the monoplane de
scend that the aviator was nauseated.
However, he reached an open field and
brought his machine to the ground
without injury.
Drexel was greatly disappointed when
he found that the barograph had failed
to register an even 10,000 feet.
"The air was so light it was impossi
ble to make the machine a.vvnd anoth
er foot," he said. "The engine would
not carry it any further, and I was up
at the extreme altitude for more than
fifteen minutes, jumping the machine
in an effort to scure a greatpr height."
RAISIN PACKERS COMBINE
WITH $1,000,000 CAPITAL
FRESNO, Nov. 23.—A million-dollar
merger of the principal independent
raisin packers is being formed here to
'combat the United States Consolidated
Seeded Raisin company, known as the
raisin trust. The independents are be
ing led by A. L. Hobbs, of the Giffen-
Hobbs company, president of the Fres
no county chamber of commerce.
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
TORREON, KEY TO
REVOLT, REPORTED
TO HAVE YIELDED
Insurrectionists Invest City and
Confiscate All Ammunition,
Is Word from Mexico
MADERO'S CAPTURE RUMORED
Gen. Garcia, at Ciudad Porfirio
Diaz, Denies That Presi
dent Has Been Killed
(Associated Press)
EAGLE PASS, Texas, Nov. 23.—Em
ployes of the federal telegraph linen lit
Cludad Porflrio Diaz say Torreon has
surrendered to the rebels and that the
Maderoists now invest the city. It is
declared all arms and ammunition there
have been confiscated by them, but
*he owners were told to call at head
qi .ters at Lerdo and they will be
paid, "'orreon Is regarded as the key
to the i .'ire mountain district, and
revolutionaij leaders say if they can
hold that eit> Diaz will fail to crush,
the uprising. v
An American conductor qparhlng
Eagle Pass today 1;. "r. Torreon said hn
counted 21 bodies cf MeV.ian soldiers,
police and rurales in Gome? palacio
on Monday. The revolutionists cShtgd
away their dead and wounded.
A high Mexican official of Cludad
Porfirio Diaz said fifty-two Mexican
soldiers were killed at Gomez Palacio.
A report declared to be unfounded
was in circulation hero tonight that
Francisco I. I.ladero, leader of the re
volt, had been captured this after

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MADERD PROCLAIMS SELF
PiVISIONOIESIDENT
CIUDAD PORFIRIO DIAZ, Mex
ico, Nov. 23. —Francisco I. Madero has
proclaimed himself "president of the
provisional government <jt Mexico" and
admonishes his followers not to commit
overt acts against Americans or d«
damage to property of foreigners. Mn
dero's proclamation is being- generally
circulated today throughout northern
Mexico.
The proclamation of Madero states
that foreigners need have no fear of an
attack by the revolutionists. Banks
are not to be molested.
"This movement la solely directed
against the tyrant Diaz," says the cir
cular, "and Americans as well as other
foreigners can rest in safety. No for
eign business house is to be touched
and foreigners need not fear an at
tack. We are solely In opposition to
the despot and are working to obtain
our constitutional rights."
Particular attention is directed to
the fact that Americans own a con
siderable part of the stock of the Na
tional Railroads of Mexico, and all
friends of the revolutionary cause are
warned that damage to this property
might result in the United States gov
ernment taking steps that would em
barrass the provisional government.
The proclamation pictures bright hope
of the success of the revolutionary
cause and advises against doing any
thing that might give ground for for
eign intervention.
DIAZ EmiUiTBOL,
IS BEPOBUT PASO
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 23.—Belief that
the government is rapidly graining con
trol of the situation in northern Mex
ico is prevalent here tonight. So far as
can be learned here the insurrectionists
are not In actual control of a single
important town.
Messages of assurance had been re
ceived from Parral, Torreon, Gomez
Palacio and Chihuahua early in the
evening. Quii't was reported in each
of these cities, with the government
forces and property owners in full
control.
Francisco Portillo, mayor of Juarez,
has been assured by his government
that all of the Important towns In the
state of Chihuahua are held by govern
ment forces except Guerrero, to which
place soldiers are being sent.
The troops have recovered control of
the Madero branch of the Mexico
Northwestern railroad, which was at
tacked and captured bji insurrection
ists Monday night. Nine rurules, three
Mexican women ami ;i child were killed
in the attack which was directed
against soldiers.
Tho reported trouble at Casas Grande-j
Tuesday night do not develop, apd all
is reported quiet there tonight.
REVOLUTION BACKED BY
MILLIONS OF MADEROS
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 23.—
Francisco I. Madero, who is leading
the revolution in Mexico, completed
his plans for the present outbreak
since his arrival in this city on Oc
tober 7.
He left here the night of November
18 and crossed the Rio Grande to his
own ranch in Mexico Sunday morning,
November 20, where he took command
of 600 men, well armed.
PRESIDENT DIAZ UNHARMED
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 23.—There is
no foundation for the rumor that harm
had come to President Diaz, through
the activities of the revolutionists. For
eign Minister Creel announced today
that the nation's executive enjoyed
good health and deplored the circular,
tion of -untruthful stories which. *'•»!-«
injurious to tho repub^ * . *«■• *ad

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