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, A VOLUME II. RICHMOND," KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1914. NUMBER 8. MEXICANS ATTACK U S CAVALRYMEN -' ... - - " - American Soldiers Shoot One of Attacking Party, But Suffer No Loss Themselves. VILLA'S ACT STIRS BORDER Consul Edwards Reports Benton Was Executed After , a Regular Court Martial Trial American Miss ing From His Cell. El Paso, Tex., Feb. 23. Under cover of darkness a body of Mexicans at tacked the camp of Troop M of the Thirteenth United States cavalry, but . was driven away when . Cor poral Jenson, who was on guard duty, called his comrades to arms. -One of the Mexicans was shot, but none -of the American soldiers was wounded. There was a- feeling of -sharp ten sion here as a result of the attack on the cavalrv camp, and the execu tion of William S. Benton, a wealthy British subject, by General Villa. The dislike that Americans of the border towns always have telt for Mexicans has been turned to open hatred here by the developments of the last 24 hours. The city authorities fear that race riots will break out at any moment-Mayor C. H. Kelly refused to grant permission for open air mass meetings to be addressed by ex-Governor George Curry of New Mexico, who was appointed by El Paso citi zens to investigate the death of Ben ton. Fate of American a Mystery. There is much conjecture as to the fate of Gustav Bauch, an American ac cused by the rebels at Juarez as being a spy, and of two Englishmen "lost" In Juarez. ' Bauch disappeared from his cell. This was discovered by relatives, who reported the fact to Thomas. D. Ed- j wards, the American consul at Juarez. They had gone to take bedding and food to him. He is believed to have been shot. Of the Englishmen, one is said to be a ranches named Curtis, tfronr New Mexico, and the other John i Lawrence, chief engineer of the California De velopment company at Yuma, Cal. Samuel Stewart, known also as Thompson, an English soldier of for tune, reported their disappearance. He said that tbey went : to Juarez Wednesday to aid in the search for Bentcn, a schoolmate of Lawrence, and were seen no more by him or other friends. Villa Refused to Add Details. City of Chihuahua, Mexico, Feb. 23. General Villa refused to add any de- - o his story of the execution of William S. Benton as given to United Sates Consul T. D. Edwards at .T; urP7. Immediately upon his arrival litre he busied himself with prepara tions tor the attack on Torreon... Villa's train brought a large ship ment of ammunition, and this was sent to the front. "I shall not retain to the border un til Torreon has fallen," said the rebel commander. "As soon as my artil lery is in readiness the attack will be opened.". . . v . U. S. Will Take No Action. Washington, Feb. 23. No action will be taken by the United States as the result of the execution of William S. Benton, a British subject by -the rebel General Villa. This was an nounced by Secretary of State Bryan following the receipt of a lengthy dis patch from Consul Edwards at Juarez to the efTect that Benton was shot aft er formal court-martial. Edwards' report to the state depart ment came as the result of a request from Secretary Bryan. Secretary Bryan's telegram to Edwards followed a personal request from the British ambassador, Spring-Rice, for the first hand information concerning the fate of the Englishman. Tha text of the Edwards report was not made public. Secretary Bryan merely said: Benton Shot After Court-Martial. "We have received word from Con sul Edwards that. Benton was executed after a formal court-martial. The secretary added that he con sideredthat this was sufficient to dis pose of the matter, and indicated that the United States will not take any further steps. Consul Edwards, he said, had all the proceedings of the court-martial and was transmitting them to the state department by mail. While the state department declined to make a direct expression in the matter, it waTs indicated that it ex pected' Great Britain to lodge a formal . complaint - with this" government, and to demand a further investigation. - All the official information that has come to the state department anl the . White House is to the eft ect that Ben ton was armed when he entered Villa's camp. The Impression was. conveyed that General Villa was justified In hold ing a court-martial because of the al leged threats made by the English" GOVERNOR E. F. DUNNE 1 - t- txa& ,.n vnftnV nr. Governor Dunne, it is rumored, may enter the Illinois senatorship fight by announcing himself as a candidate for the Democratic nomination in- opposi tion to Roger Sullivan. This, it is be lieved, would please Secretary Bryan. man and that the death of Benton probably has been put in the wrong light. It was pointed out by administra tion officials that scores of non-combatants have been killed In every war, some of them accidentally and unjusti fiably. . British Press Assails U. S. London, Feb. 23. British newspa pers assailed the United States gov ernment for its policy in Mexico, and declared that action should promptly be taken to prevent any further crimes such as the murder of William S. Ben ton, the wealthy ranch owner. The foreign office stated that it had no information concerning' the execu tion of Benton beyond the newspaper reports and the officials refused to dis cuss the matter. The Globe, speaking editorially, says: "It is intolerable that British sub jects should continue to done to death without redress. . . . ; The United States have not only the responsibility which is involved in the assertion .of the Monroe doctrine and its denial of the risjht of a European government to protect its own subjects in Mexico, but they have the additional responsibili ty of supplying General Villa and the Mexican rebels with arms and thereby promoting lawlessness, which has had such grevious results to British lives and interests. President Wilson has gone too far to shrink from going farther." "Benton's summary execution," says the Evening Standard, "if it's a fact, only emphasises the fact that Mexico is a semi-barbarous country and some kind of international compulsion will soon be necessary to stop its wallow ing; in this style of. corruption and cruelty." The Evening News hold President Wilson partly responsible,. though de feding his motives. . , . TRAGEDY1NDS AFFAIR Husband's Love for Wife's Sister Causes Two Deaths. Discovery Results In Girl and Man Both Blowing Out Their Brains. Alexandria, La,, Feb. 23. A double suicide enacted here ended the lives of a prominent young farmer and his pretty sister-in-law in the most dra matic tragedy in the history of Alex andria. Miss Amanda Nugent, . a young and beautiful girl,, and Harry Hooter, her sister's husband and the father of a few weeks old baby. During the night Hooter kissed his wife and baby goodby and told them he was going to Alexandria on busi ness that would keep him away all night. Instead of coming into the city, he went back, to his father-in-law's country home, where he made, his home, and entered his sister-ln-law's room by the window. It was nearly dawn when Hooter's father-in-law passing through the hall way heard conversation in his young daughter's room. He recognized his son-in-law's voice.' Breaking the dyor fastening he rushed into the room and grappled with Hooter. In the strug gle a revolver which one of the men had drawn fell to the floor. Miss Nugent caught it up and fired a bullet into her own brain., . . Escaping his father-in-law and his brother-in-law, who had been attracted by the noise o the fight. Hooter leap ed out of the window and ran two miles to the home of a neighbor. He went to a room, exchanged his night clothes for a suit belonging to the neighbor, wrote a note to his wife and baby asking their forgiveness for his illicit love for Amanda, put the end of the barrel of a shotgun in his mouth", pressed .the trigger with his foot and fell dead, with the top of his head blown off. . ,.- F A i; 14 LIFE SAVERS LOSE THEIR LIVES " - ' t . . . ! Lifeboats Capsize While Wen Are Trying to Rescue Crew of ( Wrecked Steamer Mexico. SAVED FROM BRITISH BOAT Rescuers Use Breeches Buoy in Bring ing Men Ashore From Steamer Ren erdale, Which Crashed Ashore in . Terrific Gale. Queenstown, Ireland, Feb. 23 Four-' teen heroic life savers lost their lives in rescuing the crew of the wrecked Norwegian steamer Mexico off Wex worth. One of the lifeboats capsized and all the members of the life saving crew aboard were drowned. The work of rescue was kept up by other life savers, however, and all the steamer's crew were subsequently taken ashore. Save Remainder of Crew. Later the sea grew quieter and the lifesavers went back and began tak-1 i ing off the rest of the crew. j . The steamer rides high on the beach and a wrecking tug is standing by to j pull her off. Heavy seas are breaking f over her stern, but it is not known whether there is" water in her hold. Her cargo of lumber will prevent her from foundering, however. The Reh- erdale was putting into Norfolk : to coal when she struck. Rescued From Steamer. Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. After risk ing their lives time and again in a terrible gale, members of the little island life saving station succeeded in rescuing three men from the Brit ish steamer Renerdale, Captain Lori mer, from Port Arthur, Tex., to Rot terdam, which crashed ashore in a 5& mile gale off here. The men were brought to shore in the breeches buoy and were almost helpless from exposure and exhaus tion when taken into the life-saying' station, ....'.' 1 The high seas compelled the . life S savers to abandon for the time being; their attempts to rescue twenty other persons on board, but they reported that probably they will be able to do so later. - Ship Asks for Aid.' Santa Barbara, Cal., Feb. 23. The sfsamer Eureka. Ventura to San Fran cisco, sent out distress signals- off Moore b8y and the steamer Santa Clara has gone to its assistance. Give Up Hope for Schooner. New York, Feb. 23 After nearly three days of futile searching for the schooner Kineo, reported sinking 16' miles off the Diamond shoals, hope for j her safety has been practically given up by her agents here. DEMANDS THAW BACK IN N.,Y. Jerome Argues Claims of State at the Concord Habeas Corpus - Hearing. Concord, N. H., Feb. 23. The grounds on which the state of 5w York seeks the return of Harry K Thaw to answer to a charge of con spiracy to escape from the insane asylum at Matteawan were set forth by William T. Jerome in the federal court. Thaw's counsel, headed by William A. Stone, former Governor of Pennsylvania, had argued in favor of the issuance of a writ of habeas cor pus and asked for ruling on the ques tion of admitting their client to bail. Mr. Jerome" appeared In opposition. It la expected that the habeas corpus will be carried to the United States Supreme court and Judge Edgar A1 drlch intimated that he might leave the question of bail to that tribunal. A$KS U. S. TO FIGHT TYPHOID Senator. Ransdell Urges .Government to Aprppriate $50O,CO0 for the . Purpose. V Washington, Feb. 23. Contending that it was just as proper for the fed eral government to spend money to eradicate malaria and typhoid fever as to investigate the cattle tick, hog cholera or dourine in horses. Senator Ransdell introduced a bill to appro priate $500,000 to fight malaria and ty phoid. In explanation of his bill Sen ator Ransdell said the federal govern ment was justified in fighting typhoid and malaria because the victims of these diseases travel from state to state. He added that the government could do no better work than to show the farmer, particularly, how to eradi cate the conditions which produce these diseases. r Two Dead in Fire. Pittsburgh, Feb. 23. Two - men, watchmen, probably perished in a fire which destroyed Mohn Brothers' laun dry, Madison and Spring Garden ave nues. North side. Several adjoining ! properties were damaged and '. eight j families were forced to flee to the i snow-covered streets in their ; night ' clothing. l ! PASSES ASKED IN NAME OF DENVIR . Commerce Body Issues State ment After Investigating Demands on Road. HO EXPLANATION IS OFFERED Illinois Solon Did Not Explain Al . though Opportunity Was Given Him Threats Against I. C. " as Well as the Burlington. Washington, Feb. ,23. Correspond ence,, between "John T. Denvir," who represented himself as a member of the Illinois legislature, and the Chi cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad, in which Denvir demanded from the railroad a personal pass and threat ened legislative action because it was not supplied, led the interstate com merce commission to issue a supple mentaf report upon the inquiry made by the commission into the issue of free, transportation by western rail roads. There was a John T. Denvir In the Illinois legislature. He in formed the commission that he did not sign the letter and that it was not sent by his authority. No Explanation From Denvir. The report of the commission says: "Although opportunity for a full ex planation was afforded Mr. Denvir. it was not forthcoming, and we deem it our duty to make this record of the matter. It is well to add that our investigations of the records of other, carriers at Chicago show that many requests have been made in the past for free transportation for the use of John T. Denvir.' The records of the Illinois Central show that a refusal to issue such a free pass was followed by the receipt of a letter by its vice president as follows: : "'I insist yon grant me transporta tion requested and will not accept no as' the answer. In the event kyou dis regard my request you can rest as sured that In the next general assem bly, the forty-eighth, of which I will be a member, I will introduce a bill with -regard :to frontage on the lake front, from Sixty-third street to Ran dolph street, which belongs to the state of Illinois and which you realize, was never purchased or leased. It is not iny aim to be disagreeable in the matter and I am, therefore, at a loss" to understand how you can con sistently refuse riie.' "The signature to this document ap parently is in the same handwriting as the signature to the letter quoted above." - This letter also was signed "John T. Denvir." Burlington Rejected Request. Denvir requested an annual pass for himself on account of the "legislative public utilities commission." The . urlirgton road declined. A letter sub gpquently was received by the general counsel of the mad, written on the cia1 letter head of the committee, and signed "John T. Denvir." It said in part: f "As chairman of the public utilities commission you can look for legisla tion that will work hardship to-your company, and I wish to assure you that when our commission gets through with you that you will find your roads in the hands of a receiver, for you certainly are violating the laws of the state." Similar letters were found in. the files of other railroads examined, the report says. ' - Regarding the Montana investiga tion the report states that the com mission regards it as reprehensible. An act of ihe legislature recently "ftssed authorizes ' carriers to issue free transportation to state officials when traveling within the state on public business. Instead of being ad ministered on that , basis, hoever. it was ascertained, the passes were dis tributed widely among state officials and others. , "On broad, general ' grounds," says the report, "all must condemn such practice and the carriers which dis sipate their revenues in that form y.nd recoup the loss in their rates, will find sooner or- later that this com mission will not lose sight of the practice . when their rates are ques tioned in complaints before us." BELL BLOWN FROM STEEPLE. - Paris. At Dijon a hurricane blew the bell out of the tower of the Church of Notre Dame, a 13th-century struc ture, and sent it crashing through the roof of the chancel. The edifice was so shaken that the tall steeple threat ens to fall at any moment, and th police have roped oft the adjoining streets. ; Fibs to Keep Husband Home. , Chestertown, Md.,- Feb. ' 23.-Mrs. Jeff Hurd, who lives near here, admit ted to the authorities J.hat the story she told of an attack by a negxc while she was alone with her two children at night wai a fiction concocted to kep her husband at lome nights. . CONGRESSMAN MANAHAN ( U- - ! Congressional inquiry into the or ganization and operations of the Chi cago and Duluth boards of trade and the Minneapolis chamber of commerce to determine their influence over wheat and flour prices in the country was proposed in a resolution intro duced by Representative Manahair of Minnesota. PFANSCHMIDTIS SAVED Boy Sentenced for Quadruple Murder Gets New Hearing. Wins on Writ of Error in Illinois Su preme Court First Trial Attract ed Wide Attention. Springfield, Ili., Feb. 23 Ray Pfan schmidt, convicted in the Adams coun ty circuit court of a quadruple mur der, won in the supreme court of the Btate when the lower court's finding was reversed on a writ of error. He will have a new trial Quincy, 111., Feb. 23. The crime with which Ray Pfanschmidt is charged was one of the most grew some ever committed in Illinois. Four persons, Charles Pfanschmidtj father of the accused; Mathilda Pfanschmidt, his mother; Blanche Pfanschmidt. a sister, and Miss Emma Kaempen, a cphnnl tpanhpr hnardine with the , - " I Pfanschmidts, were found dead in the ruins of the Pfanschmidt home, elev en miles southeast of Quincy on Sep tember 23, 1912. The bodies, al though badly burned in the fire, which oae8troyed the house, showed signs of having been beaten and chopped. It was the testimony of the experts at the trial that the four victims were killed and their bodies later burned. Ray Pfanschmidt. then not twenty one vears of age and the only surviv ing member of the family, was ac cused of the crime. Bloodhounds had followed a trail to the camp where he made his headquarters and later he was arrested when a bloody suit such as he had worn was found in an out building. ' CHINESE BANDITS KILL 1,300 "White Wolf's" Gang Mrssacres Men, Women and Children When They Sack Town. Pekin. China, Feb1. 23. Bandits led by "White Wolf" maseacred 1,300 men . women and children, when they sacked Liuan-Chow, province of Ngwan-Hwel. January 29. On that occasion they murdered Father Rich, a French Jes uit missionary! and captured and held two other foreigners for ransom. An army of 25,000 Chinese troops is con verging on "White Wolf's" ste-oncly in trenched position in the vicinity of Cheng Yang-Kwan, farther to the north in the same province. . "White Wolf" has a force of 2,000, half of whom are. armed with modern rifles. The opinion is expressed here that unless the opportunity is seized of ex terminating "White Wolf" and his fol lowers, they will form the center . for another rebellion. The government troops, however, show a strong disin clination to - come to close quarters with the bandits. . Launch U. S. Gunboat. Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 23. United States gunboat ' Sacramento was launched here. Miss Phoebe Brigge, daughter of Dr. Ellery Briggs of Sacra mento, Cal.. christened the vessel with wine made in Sacramento from grapes grown in Sacramento valley. . ', Foes of Mosquito Organize. Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 23. Plans for the extermination of the mosquito were given impetus when, mosquito commissioners from every county In the state gathered here and effected a temporary organization for the elim ination of the pest. Dr. Ralph Hunt of East Orange was elected tempo rary chairmAn. , TERRIBLE STORM IS TEARING 'EM UP BLIZZARD SWEEPING TOWARD THE SOUTH -AND EAST. Paralyzing Roads and Prostrating Wires Many Cities Are Facing Grave Fuel Famine. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Chicago. Preceded- by sleet and high winds, a blizzard came out of the northeast and continued with una bated yigor all of the day. It is still In progress, but the temperature is lowering rapidly, and the snowfall is likely to diminish in volume during the night. The snow is drifting badly because of the high northeast wind, and trains in every direction from Chicago are reported late. They are unable to make steam becanse of the cold and snow blowing into the pipes and fire boxes, and the tracks are under sev eral feet of snow in the cuts. The sleet did much damage to wires. Los Angeles and San Diego aud other cities in that district have no wire and no railroad communication. They are getting their news of the outside world by boat from San Francisco. The total of death in the storm is reported to be eight. BAD RAIL STRUCK Seven Passengers Are Injured When Pennsylvania Coaches Are Ditched. Sharon, Pa. Seven persons were badly injured and scores of others es caped with slight bruises, when Penn sylvania Train No. 216, south-bound, was ditched at Pymatuning, eight miles north of here. A spreading rail caused the accident ..The train was running full speed, in a blinding snow storm, when the locomotive struck the. bad raiL The engine remained up right, but the six coaches left the track and were overturned, going down an embankment. The injured were brought to Sharon on an Erie train which pass ed the scene of the accident on the parallel track, about half an hour later. ALMSHOUSE IN RUINS. Port Huron, Mich. Seventy-three Inmates of the St. Clair County Poor house at Goodell's were rendered tem porarily homeless by a lire which , de stroyed the structure. Some of the inmates, old and feeble, had to be car ried from the building, but none of them was injured. They were given shelter in Maccabee Hall aud near-by homes. WATERWAYS' REPORT TO REST Congress Will Not Act on Secretary of War Garrison's Report at This Session. . Washington, Feb. 23. It seemed certain that there would be no action In congress at this session on Secre tary Garrison's recommendation for fedral co-operation in the proposed lakes to the gulf waterway project by opening an eight foot channel in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers from Utica, 111., to St. Louis, in conjunction . . with waterway improvements pro ; poped by the state of Illinois from i Utica north to the lakes. Members ! of the rivers and harbors committee j said because of the pressure of legis I lation at this session of congress Mr. Garrirc'n's report probably would be held until the December session. FOUR ARE FATALLY BURNED Mother and Three Children Suffer by Fire When Home Is Destroyed. Preetonburg, . Ky., Feb. 23. Mrs. William .McClanahan and three small children were fatally burned when their home was destroyed by fire. Lexington, Ky., Feb. 23. The fam ily of Henry Fujtz, a wealthy fanner, living in the mountains of Knox coun ty, was aroused by the glow of the flames which were consuming their barn. Rushing to save their property they were met with a volley of bullets. Henry Fultz fell, shot dead, and bul lets pierced the . clothing of several other members of the family. The assailants escaped before the neigh bors arrived. Posses are scouring the country and feeling is intense. FOREIGN SOLDIERS DEPORTED. Chihuahua. Gen. Villa, ordered all foreign soldiers in his army, especial ly those of American or British ante cedents, and all foreigners In the state of Chihuahua, except those who are in business or are vouched for by busi ness men, to be, immediately deported. He gives as his reason for .this order that so ' many foreigners are coming Into this country and being reported missing or having been executed that the constitutionalist cause Is being greatly Injured. '