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NUMBER 66. ■'-.-.; .J- IVJA-aE_ . OV "^J_.il .1 {"> rER MONTH
NOTED EUROPEAN
AIRMEN WILL FLY
IN LOS ANGELES
English and French Aviators Will
Appear Here During Janu
ary Exhibition
SCHEDULE WOMAN AERIALIST
Americans to Participate in Meet.
Drexe i and Grahame-White
May Aid Performances
English and French aviators who
have never 'been seen In this country
but whoso performances abroad have
won ■ them International renown will
come to Los Angeles this winter to
participate in the big aviation meet to
be held in January under the auspices
of the Aero Club of California. Yes
terday- the aviation committee re
ceived favorable replies to invitations
sent to three prominent English air
men, and negotiations with several of
the French aviators have reached _
stage where their appearance here Is
practically assured.
Tim meeting probably will be held
on the dates already announced, Jan
uary 12 to 22. The date has not yet
been fixed by the Aero Club%jf Amer
ica, but there seems little doubt that
the request of the local organization
will be granted.
The Englishmen who will come
here are Cody," Harding ■ and Gibbs.
Cody will bring a big British army
aeroplane, a fast biplane just built
and his war kites. Harding has two
J. A. P. monoplanes, one of ninety-,
five-horse power, which is crfHlted
with a speed of eighty miles an hour,
while Gibbs has two machines for
entry In the open events.
. The Frnch aviators who are ex
. pected to come here are Leon Bathiat,
who uses a Hanriot monoplane; G. P.
Weiss, with a Koechlln monoplane,
and Champel, who has a Paulhan
biplane.
With' the Frenchmen will come
Madame Marthe Nlel, one of the
three I Frenchwomen holding aviators'
licenses, and whose exploits in the
air have made tier the rage in Paris.
The local committee has found that
foreign aviators can be brought here
for about the same amount asked by
the American bird men, including their
transportation both ways.
EUROPEANS ADD INTEREST
Members of the committee believe,
too, that the contests will prove more
interesting If European, aviators are
entered, since there seems to be a dis
position on the part of the Americans
to - demand guarantees rather - - than
compete for liberal cash prizes.
This does not mean, however, that
no Americans will participate in the
meet. On the contrary, native flyers
doubtless will outnumber the French
and English entrants combined. La
tham and * Radley are now in San
Francisco and their manager will be
ln Los Angeles today to discuss terms
with the committee. ■
Grahame-Whlte, who, though he Is
an Englishman, is quite as well known
on this side of the Atlantic as at
home, and A. J. Drexel are in Phila
delphia and may be induced to come
to Los Angeles. Other aviators also
are communicating with the managers
of the Los Angeles meet and every
thing points to a most successful
seaso •;
- - - ,
FORMER I. C. OFFICIALS
INDICTED FOR BIG FRAUD
Five Men Accused by Grand Jury
in Car Repair Case
CHICAGO, Nov. 25.—Frank B. Harrl
man, John M. Taylor and C. L. Ewlng,
former officers and employes of the
Illinois Central railroad, and Joseph
E. Buker, were indicted today by the
Cook county grand Jury for conspi
racy in connection with frauds said
to have been practiced , against the
railroad. Two counts in the blanket
indictment also charge operation of a
confidence game. ' Each defendant's
bond Is fixed at $20,uu0.
A total of $4,825,650, it is charged,
was Illegally taken from the Illinois
Central railroad by the four men
named. In company with the Osterman
Manufacturing company, the Blue Is
land Car & Equipment company, the
Memphis Car company and the Ameri
can ar & Equpment company, which
also are mentioned in the indictment.
The loss by alleged fraudulent deals
estimated by the present railroad of
ficials was ; $1,500,000 but the whole
amount of transaction with the car
repair companies since l"' 1'" (when the
alleged illegal conspiracy is declared
to have been conceived) is named in
the Indictment. ■ ». . -..." - \ -'_■:. '.
PIONEER H. M. YERINGTON.
NOTED IN NEVADA, DEAD
Railroad Superintendent Former
Associate of Mills and Mackey
CARSON, Nev., Nov. 25.—One" of tho
last of the Nevada pioneers, who made
history in the days of the Comstock
mother lode, H. M. Yerlngton, died at
his home today. He was 82 years old
and had been In active service as su
perintendent of the Virginia & Truckee,
railroad until a few weeks ago. Death
was due to old age. • ''...-.
. In the early days Yerlngton was the
assistant of the late Darius O. Mills,
John Mackey and Senator Sharon, all
of whom made millions of- dolars In
mining operations. -." With Sharon and
Mills, he constructed the Virginia &
Truckee road, over which supplies were
hauled to Virginia Clty.£j££j
BANKER KILLS HIMSELF
LYNCHBURG, Va., Nov. 25.—Samuel
T. Withers, 55 years old, second vice
president of the First National bank t
committed 'suicide In • a hospital" here
today by shooting himself .through the
head. For five months Mr. WltheVs
had been under medical treatment.
His financial affairs are said to be ln
excellent condition V . •
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
LOS ANGELES
Bids on public work accompanied by show
er of gold. PAGE 6
Mrs. Myrtle Rountree gets divorce from
former professor. * /•" PAOE *
Noted European aviators will appear In
Los Angeles meet. . PACK 1
New speed king will race In new series of
automobile, contests starting today. PAOB 5
Girl finds burglar tn East Third street
home. PAGE 1
Charles Harrington, 1 jr., named as auditor >
of Loe Angeles railway corporation. PACE 12
Holiday business of postolflce expected to
greatly exceed that of former years. PAGE 12
Members of Mexican revolutionary move
ment believe Diaz will oust Vice President
Corral to appease popular wrath. PAGE 12
Proposed school bond issue of 11,260,000 may
be increased. PAGB 7
Partner of Angeleno assaulted and robbed
by Mexican brigands. , PAGE 1
Wife charges that A. W. Foster, well
known real estate man, has fled to Mexico
with girl. PAGE 5
Council finance' committee approves $5000
demand In favor of Detective XV. .1.
Burns. PAGE .
Joseph Waldeck. " lumber handler, battles
with dog that attacks his child. PAGE 5
Woman's Union Labor league and Votes for
Women club discuss suffrage at joint
meeting. PAGE 8
Members of T. M. C. A. gather at banquet
to celebrate success of membership cam
paign. ' PAGE 3
Editorial and letter box. v PAGE 4
Clubs. PAGE 5
Theaters. S PAGE 5
Personals.' , . PACE 6
Mining and oil fields. PAGE 7
Markets and financial. - PAGE 9
News of the courts. PAGE 6
Municipal affaire. PAGE «
Sports. ; " ."> . PAOB «
Marriage licenses,' births, deaths. PAGE 10
Weather report. ~* PAGE 10
Citrus fruit report. PAGE 7
Building permits. PAGE 7
Classified advertising. PAGES 10-11
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Passadena board of trade gets new offer *
tor water supply. PAGE 11
Man wanted on forgery charge, thought to
have been drowned. Is found ln Jail.
PAOB 10
Riverside celebrates passage of $50,000 Im
provement bonds. PAOB 10
Older boys' Y. M. C. A. conference Is
opened at Long Beach. PAGE 10
COAST
California to get 860,752 from forestry ««r
--vice revenue distribution. PAGE .
Delegates In Arizona constitutional con
vention weed out numerous objection
able bills. PAGE 3
EASTERN
Census bureau will add Portland and Seat
tle to class of larger cities. PAOE »
Major General Wood reports that United
States army could not be prepared for
' war. I PAOB i
President Taft. accused of Indifference to
Mississippi river Improvement at Water
way!! convention in St. Louis. PAGE 1
Boy of 19 proves to be match for railroad
attorneys at rate boost 'hearing. PAGE 1
FOREIGN
Brazilian' mutineers surrender by "i™l*'
and then put out to sea. PAGB 3
Tolstoi's latest article, written while flee
ing to voluntary exile Is an attack on
capital punishment. -,' /. PAGE .
• Madero, Mexican revolutionary leader,,
now reported to be marching on Mon-,
clova with army of 6000 well-equipped
man. - PAGE 1
MINING AND OIL
Oil securities here are attractive to Eng
lishmen PAGE 7
Yard decision works hardship on leasers. "
PAOE 7
Lucy Gray mine expends 830,000 ln devel- -
oping mine. PAGE '
DEATH HOLDS THROTTLE;
LIVES HANG IN BALANCE
Engineer Dies at Post on Speed
ing Train
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 25.—The lives
of 300 passengers on train No. 6 on the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road,
bound to Chicago, hung in the balance
yesterday when Michael Crowley; the
engineer, was stricken with apoplexy
at his post and died while the train
was running at the rate of forty miles
an hour. . ' ■ ■'' '•.
The fireman, noting that his engi
neer did not sound signals for cross
ings, called to Crowley, and receiving
no'answer, went to the engineer and
found him dead.
The fireman stopped the train and
backed into Corliss, where the body
was removed and another engineer
was obtained to run the train. -^
COMMITTEE ASKS UNION
ORGANIZER TO LEAVE TOWN
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 25.— C. Thomp
son of Chicago, organizer for the cigar
makers union, accepted the advce of
the citizens' protective committee to
day, and left Tampa. He , bought a
ticket to Jacksonville.
■' Following his departure statements
were wired to President Gompers at-
St. Louis, alleging that • Johnson had
been ordered to leave the city. -Presi
dent Gompers made a protest to Gov
ernor Gilchrist, who referred the af
fair to Mayor Mackey.
Johnson had been in Tampa about
eight months, and the present strike,
involving about 10,000 workmen, is at
tributed Indirectly to him. With the
strained conditions existing as a re
.sut of the critical^ business situation;
feeling against him has been growing
intense. x .
OFFICER OF OIL COMPANY
, IS ACCUSED OF FRAUD
OAKLAND, Nov. Arrested under
the recently ■ enacted law prohibiting
the circulation of misleading pamph
lets in business ventures, Dr. C. How
ard Merritt was taken to the police
station tonight by Captain of Detec
tives Petersen and booked on a felony
charge. >
Dr. Merritt Is secretary of the Hal
wee-Paciflc Oil, company. The* com
plaint, sworn to by H. W. Gray of the
state mineralogist's office, charges him
with sending" out circulars falsely de
scribing 6500 acres in Inyo county as
being owned by his company. Dr. Mer
ritt was immediately released upon
$6000 ball. ' y
RAIN AT BAKERSFIELD
BAKERSFIELD, Nov. 25.—A general
rain which extends over. the greater
part of this county began this morn
ing about 10 o'clock. Indications are
for,, a heavy rain.
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1910.
BOY IN TEENS IS
MATCH FOR SHARPS
IN RATE HEARING
Railroad Lawyers Fear to Cross
Examine Youthful Econo
mist Who Testifies
COST FALLS ON CONSUMER
Chicago Expert Shows How the
Manufacturer and Retailer
Put Increase on Buyer
(Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.— Balti
more economist, still in his teens, took
the stand at today's session of the rate
increase hearing before the interstate
commerce commission. Henry C. Bar
lrw of Chicago, director of the Chicago
Association of Commerce, and former
president of the Evansville & Terre
Haute railroad, and traffic manager of
•the Wisconsin Central; Ezra E. Wil
liamson of Cincinnati, commissioner of
the Receivers' and Shippers' associa
tion of that city, for sixteen years as
sociated with the Queen & Crescent
uute,.and B. B. Burgunder of Balti
more, 19 ysß.rs old, whose command of
railroad stock statistics headed off
moss examination, were the day's wit-
esses.
Burgunder was put on the stand to
testify as to his own statistical com
putations concerning the "rights of
stockholders.". Within a minute he
had the members of the commission
poring over copies cf his tables and all
the counsel listening to his analytical
Interpretations of the figures.
Mr. Barlow believed in horizontal in
crease in rates, If' any* were necessary,
which he was not willing to concede,
He thought Iron and steel and coffee
and sugar should help bear the burden
that the carriers purposed to place on
the public.
ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION
Mr. Barlow's position was that the
increases were discriminatory and that
the shippers of those articles which
were affected by the increases had al
ready paid their pound of flesh.
He said the railroads seemed to have
selected such commodities as . 1 they
wished, had left other tariffs un
changed and had made some reduc
tions. He said the railroad plan put
the entire increase on only 10 per cent
of the freight, tonnage, while the pre
text of meeting wage Increase applied
to 100 per cent of all tonnage.
He declared the proposed advance
put 44 per cent of the burden on the
first-class freight and that substan
tially 75 per cent of the burden rested
on shippers of first, second and third
classes of freight. '_'-"■' '.'
Mr. Barlow's declaration that any
Increased freight • rate always fell on
the consumer was questioned by Chair
man Knapp, who asked the witness
how he figured that an increase of less
than five mills on a pair of shoes
"when the increase of freight rates
promised general p-osperity" would be
reflected on the price of shoes a man
wore. • •»
HOW CONSUMER*. PAY
Mr. Barlow said that when a manu
facturer shipped ion.ooo cases of shoes,
probably on 3 or 4 per cent profit, and
a 15 per cent rate increase was im
posed on him he probably would raise
his price 10 cents a pair. Then the
retailer would Increase the price to the
consumer. . ■ .
While discussing the packing house
products rates Mr. Barlow again
brought the name of George W. Per
kins of the J. P. Morgan company of
New York into tha argument.
Mr. Barlow said he understood Mr.
Perkins agreed with the packers on an
advance of only one-half of what had
been proposed.
"Did he purport to represent . the
railroads, the beef shippers or anyone
else?" demanded Frank Lyon, attorney
for the commission.
| "I don't know," replied the witness.
"I, am told Mr. Perkins came as a
representative of Mr. Morgan' as a
peacemaker between the packers and
the railroads."
GOAT EATS BRANDY-LADEN
PUDDING-WOW! WHOOPEE!
Animal Wrecks Motorcycle and a
Wagon, Hurts Man and Kiddies
SAN ANSELMO, Cal., Nov. 25.—
kind of a goat John is costs $6. Yes
terday John ate a Thanksgiving plum
pudding, the Ingredients of which cost
$1,89, became intoxicated and wrecked
a motorcycle which cost $200, and a
red, wagon costing $4, battered a man
into unconsciousness and frightened
two little girls into hysterics. John's
owner, L. Moore of San Anselmo, says
he will sell him for $2.
. If Mrs. Moore hadn't put brandy in
this pudding it wouldn't have hap
pened. She left the pudding in the
back yard to cool and John ate It.
Soon after, when hitched to the red
wagon for a drive by the little Moore
girls, Ethel and Gladys, he felt so
strongly the innation of the pudding
and the afflatus of the brandy that
he violently and without provocation,
attacked a motorcycle, ridden by Irv
ing James, a real estate dealer. •
The motorcycle crawled gallantly up
John's ppine, but it was an unequal
combat. The macnine was shoveled out
of the roadway a half-hour later and
James and the two little girls were
cared for by a physician.
Mr. Moore is looking for a man who
has $2 who wants a goat.
SAILORS DISAPPEAR IN STORM
JUNEAU, Alaska.. Nov. 25.—Four
members of - the crew of the power
schooner , Sea . Light, which was
wrecked near Capo Ommaney, at the
southern end of Bainoff island, are
believed to have been lost in a storm
which swept thj. north Pacific Monday.
The Sea Light, which had eight men
In her crew, was lost in the storm.
The men set out, in two > dories, four
men lin each boat. One boat reached
Sitka today with the news of the
wreck. When last seen the missing
dory was being tossed by a heavy
sea and appeared to be sinking. ,
An Easy Winner in the Great American Road Race
U. S. ARMY WEAK,
SAYS GEN. WOOD
Chief of Staff Wants Better
Equipment and Reserve
Force of 300,000
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.—Major
General Wood,' chief of staff, paints a
gloomy picture of the lack of prepared
ness of the American army in case of
war, in his annual report, made public
today. There were weak spots in many
directions, he said, but most serious
was the shortage of the field artillery
and ammunition, a fault that should
be corrected immediately.
General Wood said there was a great
lack of reserve seacoast ammunition,
and that, at the present rate of ap
propriation by congress, it would take
more than fifty years .to obtain a
reasonable supply for the coast defense
and a still longer time to obtain the
necessary. field artillery and ammuni
tion."
If the regular army and organized
militia, at war ■ strength, were called
to arms today, said General Wood,
there would be a shortage of more than
50 per cent in the field artillery neces
sary to equip them. This force would
represent only a portion of the men
called to arms in case of war with a
first class power.
, General Wood strongly urged the
passage by congress of the pending bill
-for raising a volunteer army in time
of war. .He said this would cost noth
ing In time of peace, and would save
the government millions of dollars in
time of war. ( „../..
Other needs of the military service
were set out in the report, including
the addition of 1610 officers to replace
those detailed from line duties for staff
and militia work; the creation of a re
serve of not less than 300,000 men who
have served In the regular army or"
militia; the concentration of the army
in large nosts; the re-establishment of
the canteen; the increase of the signal
corps, and the acquisition of the aero
plane.
UNCLE SAM TO GUARD
CORPORATION SECRETS
MacVeagh Promises Not to Let
. Public See Records
.WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.—The gov
ernment has given its promise to care
fully safeguard secrets of corporations
and intimate details of their business
furnished* for the assessment of fed
eral taxes.
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh
today Issued a ruling which prevents
perusal of the reports by the curious
or by those who might benefit unfairly
by them. • *.
Mr. MacVeagh decrees that the, rec
ords of corporations shall be kept un
der guard in the treasury department
and that no outside guard of the de
partment shall under any circum
stance reveal any of the contents.
Neither are the cppies to be taken or
furnished,, to. anyone, except authori
ties, to be returned.
GAYNOR'S ASSAILANT MUST
FACE FOUR INDICTMENTS
Prisoner's Counsel May Enter a
; V Plea of Insanity
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.— grand Jury
in Hudson county. New Jersey, today
voted four indictments against James
J. Gallagher, a discharged city em
ploye, who shot and wounded Mayor
Gaynor on August 9. •
Two Indictments will charge assault
with Intent to kill Mayor Gaynor and
William H. Edwards, commissioner of
street cleaning, who seized Gallagher
and threw . him to the deck of tho
steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse.
Two other Indictments will charge car
rying a concealed weapon.
. Gallagher, it is said, will be ar
raigned Thursday next, when his coun
sel will enter a plea of insanity.
GAS EXPLODES IN MINE;
ELEVEN MEN ENTOMBED;
COMRADES DIG IN RUINS
PROVIDENCE, Ky., Nov. 25.—Eleven
coal miners, two while men and nine
negroes, were entombed in mine No. 3
of the Providence Mining company to
day by a gas explosion, and it Is be
lieved all are dead. The mine is new,
the shaft being only 100 feet deep, with
few entries.
s The explosion was so violent that lit
tle hope Is entertained of the miners
having escaped. A train from the mine
rescue station at Linton, Ind., is on the
way to the scene tonight. Comrades of
the miners entombed are digging fran
tically to reach them.;
-The explosion blew great masses of
slate and stone far from the shaft. A
mule blown out of the shaft alighted
150 feet away, still alive.
GIRL FINDS BURGLAR IN
ROOM; SCREAMS; FAINTS
Guest in Home of Prof. Metcalfe
in East Third Street Peeps
Down Pistol Barrel
While her friends were laughing and
chatting in the parlor downstairs. Miss
Marie Burns, 23 years old, a guest at
the home of Prof. F. S. Metcalfe, 2312
East Third street, entered her room on
the I 'second floor at 9 o'clock last night
and discovered a burglar looting the
place. The Intruder leveled a revolver
at her' and backed out of the ■ room.
The shock was. too great for her. She
screamed at the top ef her voice and
fell in a swoon. The family rushed to
the scene in time to see the burglar
leap from a window and hurry away
in the darkness.
'The discovery of the burglar was ac
i&dental. Miss Burns, whose.home is
in the east and who Is passing several
months with the family of Prof. Met
calfe, ran upstairs to her room to get
some souvenirs to show her friends.
She found the door ajar, but not think
ing anything of it entered the room
and turned on the lights. Almost at
the same moment she heard a gruff
voice and saw a man standing in front
.of the dresser, the contents of which
were scattered on the floor.
Frightened almost speechless, the
young woman attempted to run out
of the room. The burglar evidently
anticipating this move, drew his re
volver and in low tones ordered her to
keep quiet. He then backed out, of the
room, keeping her covered with the
weapon. ■ ;
. Miss Burns' cry startled Prof. Met
calfe, who, with the family following
him, rushed upstairs in time to : sco
the intruder dash into the bathroom
and then leap from the window to the
ground, twenty feet below, and run
away in the darkness. ■
Instead of attempting to follow the
burglar they turned their attention to
the young woman, who recovered from
her fainting spell almost immediately
and was in a hysterical condition.'
An Investigation was made and It
was found that this burglar obtained
a diamond ring, two ruby rings, $1 in
money and a wedding ring belonging
to Miss Burns' mother.
The matter was reported to the east
side police station.
JUDGE R. W. TAYLOR STRICKEN
CLEVELAND, Nov. 25.—Federal
Judge Robert W. Tayler was stricken
with paralysis tonight at a church fes
tival. He was removed in a serious
condition to a hospital. Judge Tayler
conducted the Brigham H. Roberts
trial in' the fifty-sixth congress before
he was appointed to the bench.
SMART SET SERVES NEWSBOYS
NEWPORT, R. 1., Nov. 25.—Four
hundred newsboys and messenger boys
of Newport were guests last night of
Mrs. Frederick V.. Vanderbilt at a
Thanksgiving banquet. Prominent so
ciety people, both men ■ and women,
served as waiters and waitresses. • >
<__TA Tr^T TP i "OPT • DAILY 2c. ON TRAINS Be.
!*)!_> ljJ.iJ J K^\JiZ XJIIO . SUNDAYS Be. ON TRAINS 10a
DELEGATES SCORE
WATERWAYS DELAY
President Kavanaugh at Conven
tion in St. Louis Criticises
Attitude of Taft
.ST. LOUIS, Nov. Charges that I
President Taft Is growing Indifferent'
toward a deeper waterway for the
Mississippi river, and contests between
states for representation on the com
mittee, enlivened the first annual ses
sion of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep
Waterway convention held here today.
. President W. K. Kavanaugh of the
association was cheered heartily by
the delegates during the reading of
his opening address when he declared
President Taft has mistaken the sen
timent of the nation.
The fight in the Illinois Republican
party came to the surface when the
delegation | went Into a caucus to elect
a representative on the resolutions
committee. Senator. Lorimer's friends
selected Congressman H. T. Rainey
for this committee, and Governor
Deneen's followers announced they
had chosen Isham Randolph. .
TUMULT DURING CONVENTION
When the factions reported efforts
were made to compromise on one man,
but without avail, and the scene bor
dertfd on a riot. Delegates from other
states gathered when Governor De
neen mounted a chair to still the tu
mult. The Illinois delegation was
prevailed upon to move to a far cor
ner After an hour's wrangling it re
ported that Isham Randolph had been
chosen for the resolutions committee
nand Congressman Rainey for the nor-
Inating committee.
Isham Randolph of Chicago told the
convention the waterway question was
not a political one. He declared in
favor of fighting for the deepest chan
nel obtainable—lf not fourteen feet,
then twelve or nine.
• Edward A. Halsey of Chicago took
a positive stand in favor of a fourteen
foot channel, saying any one who did
not stand for a channel of that depth
ought not to be considered a water
way advocate. Governor Deneen ad
vised the convention not to assume a
defiant attitude in advance of the re
port of the government engineers, who
have completed a survey of the
Mississippi waterway project.
Without opposition Chicago was
chosen the next mee<ng place of the
convention.
GERMAN ACROBATS PLAN
WORLD TOUR ON STILTS
Former Stewards Expect to Walk
Eleven Hours Daily
NEW YORK. Nov. 25.—For a wager
of $5000 two German acrobats will at
tempt to circle the world on stilts.
They obtained a promise of police pro
tection from Commissioner Cropsey
today on the first luj of their journey
through the crowded street from city
hall to the Jersey City ferry. There
they will make their way to Phila
delphia.
The young men are Albert Marder
and Hans Hoeledamp, until recently
employed as stewards on a transat
lantic liner. The purse they hope to
win was raised by the Steamship Stew
aids Verm of Hamburg.
"We are expert stilt walkers," they
said. "We expect to walk eleven
hours a day and we can-travel 5 1-2
miles an hour. We are not allowed to
take any money with us and count on
making a living by selling picture
postcards. We will work cur passage
on the ocean laps of the Journey."
MORE IMPORTERS ARRESTED
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.—Three more
woolen Importers were arrested , to
night charged with customs frauds
against the federal government. They
are Herman Markowitz, Charles Stern
and Edward I. Cohen of the firm of
M. H. Markowitz & Co., dealers in
cloaks and suits.
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
MADERO NOT HURT
BUT MARCHING TO
ATTACK, IS REPORT
[evolutionary Sympathizers Now
Assert Rebel Army Num
bers 6000 Men
NEWS SMUGGLED INTO U. S.
Diaz' Foe Declared to Be Leading
Followers to Assault
on Monclova
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. 23.—General
Thomas arrived late tonight to consult
with the deputy United States marshal
regarding the Mexican situation. Com
pany It from Fort Whipple has gone
from Benton to Fori II tinea. This
was the company General Thomas was
reported to be taking to Naco. The
troops will he held in lluachuca until
General Thomas Investigates the border
situation. The company will be sent to
Naco probably Sunday and will patrol
tbe border to Douglas.
Felipe Mendoza, a prominent merchant
and a loyalist of - Aqua l'rleta, was
stabbed while on his way home by Man
uel Aguemeda.
The mayor of Fronteras arrived at
Aqua Prieta tonight with 200 volunteers
to guard the frontier.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. Madero,
the leader of the Mexican revolution
ists,, is not wounded, as reported, but
is marching on the city ot Monciova,
in the state of Ooahuila, at the head
of p well equipped army, said to num
ber as high as 6000 men.
This was the report brought by revo
lutionary sympathizers^ across the bor
der int" Douglas today. Much other
information concerning the movements
of the revolutionists and the extent of
the fighting also reached Douglas IA
the same way. A local business man,
who Is a revolutionary sympathizer, re
ceiv . tl.e data from friends in Mexi
co, and it was given out for publica
tion her" tonight.
A small printed document, published
in Chihuahua, shows the local situa
tion there and the purported move
ments of Madero. This document ac
companied the others smuggled in to
day. •
Madero Is purported to have 1000 well
armed, mounted men, recruited from
contrabandla and vaqueros, or Mexi
can o,y.'"._oys, trom the rich section of
country between Monterey and Chi
huahua. ' Since October 7, it is said,
these men have been engaged in smug
gling arms across the border, whence
they arrived from San Antonio. All
the funds were supplied by the Mex
ican Junta and by Madero personaly.
REBELS WELL ARMED
The cowboys are said also to have
smuggled arms for the foot soldiers,
and that both the mounted troops and
infantry of iiauero carry repeating
rifles of 30-30 caliber. Madero's
mounted soldiers are considered ' par
ticularly efficient.
. The foot soldiers were recruited from
the cotton belt, where It was known
for a long time that the peons were
reaujr to take up arms.
According to the reports reaching
Douglas, Madero's first movement was
a bold stroke. With his men he
marched to the great ranch owned by
Terrazas, newly appointed governor of
Chihuahua, at Sans Ostenes, where he
captured 400 horses. Madero and his
soldijrs then moved into the moun
tains. Here with his troops he will be
able to stand off the government army
for an indefinite period, is the claim
of the revolutionary sympathizers. I
The only big force of government
troops in'the vicinity where Madero Is
operating, is • under command of Gen.
Travino, who Is reported moving by
rail from Monterey toward Monciova
to give battle to Madero if possible.
Travino's forces are said to be in
ferior in numbers to Madero's. Gen.
Travino is reported to have left Mon
terey November 21, but supporters of
Madero believe that the revolutionary
leader has destroyed the bridges, com
pelling the government forces to march
overland. Wg'M
Dispatches received by the revolu
tionists on this side of the line to
day, state unqualifiedly that several
towns in the stato of Chihuahua are in
the hands of tl. ■ rebels. The more im
portant of these places mentioned are
Guerrero, San Andreas, San Isidro,
cjinfada and Guerachic.
BBIDGSS ARE BURNED
It .J believed here that there can be
little drubt that the revolutionists
have th^ upper hand in Chihuahua.
There was available in that state only
170 foot soldiers of the Mexican twelfth
infantry, which with four officers left
Chihuahua November 21 to retake
from the revolutionists the cities named
above. The government troops start
ed by train but found the bridges
burned and are now marching over
land.
After two days of forced marches
they are said to have met tho revolu
tionists but in the midst of the re
ports of the first engagement commun
ication was cut and since then no
more has come through. •
In the towers of the old cathedral at
Chihuahua two gatling guns have been
mounted, and' five machine guns have
been placed on the heights command
ing the city.
According to the information re
ceived, Parral, in the extreme south
ern part of the state of Chihuahua, is
in the hands of the revolutionist.. An
engagement was expected there at any
time, it was said.
Revolutionists are reported, gather
ing in Cohulllo, Parado, Coyamo and
outside of OJlnada.
Madero owns many cotton planta
tions between Monterey and Chihua
hua, and he waited until his followers
were armed, when he crossed into Mex
ico to lead the organized forces. Ma
edro was educated at St. Louis, wherj
he graduated as a civil engineer.
MILITARY IN t'ONTUOI.
Gen. Ten-anas, the newly appointed
governor of Chihuahua is not a broth
er-in-law of Minister Creel, as report
ed, hut Is the latter's father-in-law.
He is almost as old as Diaz, but re-
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