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242 W. Commeroa St.
Blowing Up of Barracks Causes Fear Rebels Are Again Advancing on Juarez
Law Passed By the Last Legis
lature Enables County Com
missioners to Do So.
Propose to Issue Bonds and
Build a New One at Great
Saving In the Cost.
Unable to sell the old county poor
farm at a figure anywhere approach
ing its real value, and unwilling to
part with it at a nominal price, the
county commissioners are considering
the advisability of Issuing bonds to
the amount of $20,000 with which to
build a new poor farm house on the
Dr. Meier property, bought some time
ago as a new site. A law passed by
the legislature Just adjourned allows
the county commissioners to issus
bonds for poor farm purposes with
out submitting the issue to a vote of
the people.
County Commissioner Wm. Kroe
ger this morning stated that the bond
issue plan appeared the onlv feasible
method of obviating the difficulty of
completing the new poor farm. It
would be possible, he said, to appro
priate sufficient out of the current
revenues of the county to accomplish
the purpose, but It would take two or
three years to obtain the full amount
necessary, and no contractor would
take a job on contingent yearly pay
ments except at a high figure. Be
sides, said Mr. Kroeger, the county
needed all the spare cash it had to
add to the $30,000 already appropri
ated for jail rebuilding purposes.
As contemplated by the commis
sioners, according to Commissioner
Kroeger, it is the plan to hold on to
the present poor farm, located out on
Jones avenue, possibly renting It out
With the proceeds of bonds to be is
sued as 10-40’s bearing 4 1-2 per cent,
the new building and otljer appurte
nances will be erected on the Dr.
Meier tract, on which is now com
pleted a detention hospital, the nu
cleus of the buildings to be built. It
is believed that a bond Issued of $20.-
000 can be sold with little difficulty
and that the whole undertaking can
be completed w-lthin a few months.
Heretofore, the law prevented the
issuance by the county commissioners
of bonds for any purpose except for
jail, courthouse or road building. It
was for the purpose of getting the
right to issue bonds for the poor
farm that the matter was laid before
the legislature for official sanction to
a bill. This bill was passed and is
said to have already been signed by
the governor. No copy of it has yet
been received by the commissioners,
but there is general belief that the
provisions are substantially the same
as those Incorporated when drawn
up here.
Associated Prose.
New York. March 18.—A crosg
the ocean race for two murder sus
pects in which the wireless telegraph
played as Important part as In the
case of Dr. Crippen was won today
by Otto Busdorf, a German detective,
who reached port on the liner St.
Louis several hours ahead of the
steamer Zelten from Bremen, bearing
his quarry.
Busdorf not only won, but report
ed that through wireless he had al
ready secured the arrest on the Zel
ten of a Russian named Zogolowski,
Charged with the murder of four per
sons in Mislowltz, Russia. Busdorf
declared his belief that an alleged
"pal” of Zogolowski, Bernard by
same, accused of complicity in the
crimes, was also on board and that
he would be able to identify and ap
prehend him.
The Zelten left Bremen four days
before the St. Louts sailed from
Zogolowski Is accused of murder
ing a pawnbroker, the pawnbroker’s
wife and their typist and of after
wards killing a policeman who sought
to capture him.
a ■■ —
Associated Press.
Norfolk, Va., March 16.—Although
life savers still- are standing guard
the sixty men on the Manchuria are
believed now to be out of danger. At
noon the .vessel signaled: "All well
Comparative temperat In San
Antonio for today and this-'day last
191' 1911
4 a. m 55 51
8 a. tn .j... 56 48
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10 a. m 60 69
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VOLUME 32. No. 54
Army aeroplane flying over camp yesterday. To many of the soldiers it was a distinct novelty and their in
terest was great. Phil Parmalee operated the “big bus.” The buildings on the right are the hangars. The black
spot on top of the building Is “Jimm Ie” Hare, war correspondent.
Either the Department Wishes to Show the Country the Army
Is Too Small or It Wants to C r e a t e Sentiment In
Favor of an Anglo-American Treaty.
(By Capt. George A. Schreiner) 4
For once the
American govern
me n t seems to
have succeeded in
thoroughly baf
fling everybody.
Though the mo
bilization is now |
a matter of ten ;
days the Ameri
can press, and
with It the public,,
knows very little,
so little, In fact,
that It knows
nothing. From the
point of view of
secrecy, the ma
neuver, or what
ever one may call
it, has been a de
cided succesa
—Photo by Cones.
Yet with each day the conviction
grows that the maneuver is a very
queer one. There is one fact that
becomes more apparent as days go on.
and that is that the government has
made the operation.too elaborate and
expensive if merely a test of some
phase of military activity be Its cause.
Viewed from the maneuver standpoint
too many frills have been added to
the mobilization. The first one re
ceiving attention at the hands of the
press was that too much ammunition
was carried Into the field. It has been
explained, of course, that this ammu
nition could be used on the target
range at Leon Springs. That this
could be done is evident, still the ques
tion is, would every man use from
200 to 500 rounds, the quota which
each regiment carries with it The
same speculation affects the ammuni
tion of the artillery. To explain this
odd feature logically is possible only
In one way: The United States gov
ernment may have thought It well to
have the troops carry with them
enough ammunition to be prepared
for every emergency. There are a
number of other details and Incidents
(Continued on Page s—Sth Column)
Associated Press.
Pensacola, Fla., March 16.—A fire
which started in the Mount Zion negro
church on Alcanize street at 9 o'clock
this morning destroyed the church,
the Southern hotel and eight frame
buildings, and for a time threatened
the business district of Pensacola.
The loss is about $BO,OOO.
Fire of unknown origin broke out
in a one-story frame cottage located at
413 Crosby street and owned by Geo.
Lowther at 10:30 o'clock last night. The
building, valued at $l2OO. was dam
aged to the extent of $lOOO. The build
ing was vacant and the origin of the
blaze is not known. When discovered
the flames were well under way. In
surance to the extent of $BOO was
carried on the structure.
Old Resident of Texas Town Is
Held. Incommunicado on a
Charge of Taking Messages.
Associated PAss
Eagle Pass, Tex., March 16.—
Henry Whltte, an American, and for
many years a citizen of Eagle Pass,
was arrested yesterday in C. P. Dias,
the city opposite Eagle Pass. He Is
held Incomunicado for seventy-two
hours. It Is said that Whltte was
charged with carrying messages be
tween insurrectos here and in Ciudad
Porfirio Diaz. His arrest occurred,in
the machine shops of the Mexican In
ternational railroad, where he has
worked for twenty-five years, return
ing at night to his home at Eagle
Pass. It is reported that about the
time of his arrest Whltte was reading
from an El Paso paper to workmen
In the shops, translating war news for
them into the Mexican language.
Whltte’s brother-in-law, M. H.
Muller, an American resident of
Eagle Pass, interviewed Luther Ells
worth, American consul at Ciudad
Porfirio Diaz, and reported that Ells
worth said he could do nothing for
Whltte at present. Muller says he
will ask the state department at
Washington to act in his brother's
Muller said that incidentally the
American consul told him that some
Americans have been In the habit
of crossing into Mexico, making as
much disturbance as they could and
then asking protection from Ameri
can officials. The consul said he
could not protect such cases.
Associated Preis.
London. March 16.—Sir Edward
Grey's endorsement of President Taft's
suggestion for an arbitration treaty
was seconded amid cheers in the house
of commons today by A. J- Balfour,
leader of the opposition, who, in the
course of his speech, declared he saw
no difficulty in the way of carrying
out such an arrangement between this
country and the United States.
Several Reconnoissance Prob
lems to Demonstrate Its
Use Are Proposed,
First Maneuver May Be At
tempted Late This Afternoon
If Conditions Are Right .
Weather and the Inclinations of
motors permitting, a number of recon
noissance problems will be worked
out at Fort Sam Houston and vicinity.
It is quite possible that the first of
them will be gone into late this''after
noon. Major Squier of the United
States signal corps, said this morning
that the first of the problems is a
very simple one, but that ultimately
more Intricate reconnoissance mat
ters would receive attention. For the
reason that publicity would destroy
the utility of the problem mapped
out he did not want to indicate Just
what Its nature is. It was learned,
however, that scouting will be
The big Wright "bus” will be used,
Parmelee will be In control of
the machine, while Lieut. B. D. Fou
lois of the signal corps, will conduct
the observations. Should the division
be concentrated at the Le<sn Springs
reservation for maneuvers on a large
scale, an opportunity would be pre
sented to determine definitely the
value of the aeroplane in military
Two flights were made at Fort Sam
Houston this morning by Mr. Parme
lee and Lieutenant Foulols. Both of
them were of short duration however.
The second flight laste'd about ten
minutes, and resulted nearly In the
stampede of a large number of mules.
The timely interference of men pre
vented the animals from rushing
through the camp of the Thirteenth
infantry. Wind conditions were not
exceedingly favorable, an« while
making a turn the big machine as
sumed a rather dangerous angle.
AmiociAtM Preus.
Uniontown. Pa.. March 16.—Mrs.
Lida Eleanor Fitzgerald was today
awarded $15,000 alimony by Judge
Hobert E. Eumbel from Gen. Purcell
Fitzgerald, a wealthy resident of Ire
land, with extensive Pennsylvania coal
and coke interests. The couple were
separated by decree of the British par
meeting of board.
The board of directors of the Asso
ciated Charities has been called to
its regular monthly meeting Friday,
March 17, at 3 o'clock, sharp. All
members are asked to be present as
Important business is said to be slat
ed to be transacted. Notices of the
meeting are signed by Mrs. Sadie Ha
ley, agent for the Associated Charities.
Streets Are Patrolled In Fear of
an Attack By the Insurrectos
anJ the Alarms Are Many.
Explosion Last Night Causes
Vigorous Measures to Be
Taken for Defense.
Associated Preu.
El Paso, Tex., March 16. —Juarez
spent a sleepless night. The streets
were patrolled by double forces of
guards. Practically the entire garrison
was under arms In front of the bar
racks and the headquarters of Gen.
Navarro and Col. Tamborel. the com
mandant. At dayoreak. sleepy guards
posted on the house-tops. sv£pt the
country for signs of Insurrectos. but if
they are In the vicinity they kept well
under cover.
The coming of daylight materially
lessened the anxiety aroused by las'
night’s at.ack upon the barracks,
when a small band of Insurrectos, who
had managed to slip through the Unes
Into the city, demolished a portion of
the barracks with bombs and effected
their escape.
The authorities persist In their deo
laratton that the federal troops suf
fered no loss in killed or wounded and
gave repeated assurances that there
was no cause for anxiety. Business has
been resumed and most of those who
had planned to take refuge on the
American side, changed their minds
It is not thought th ixsurqgctos are
near the city in any great num/ers.
the small band under Capt. Oscar
Creighton, the American, being the
only one reported at all close at
hand. Madero, with 1000 men. Is
farther south, where he Is said to be
waiting to effect a Jun.-yon with Or
ozgo’s force of 800, after which, it is
reported, they will begin a march
northward to the border.
Col. Tamborel. military commander
of Juarez, stated this morning that the
bomb thrown Into the military bar
racks last night Sid no damage and
I that nobody was captured. The shots
of the sentries, he said, did not hit
J. A. McDaniels, an engineer on
the Mexican Northwestern road, who
| arrived t«day on a handcar, reported
that the road Is cut to pieces from
I Juarez to Its southern terminus at
I Pearson. He saw many Insurrectos
heading south, but did not see Ma
dero’s army marching toward Juarez,
as reported.
—Photo by Lee.
Associated Press.
New York, March 16.—A cold snap
of unusual severity for this season of
the year holds practically the entire
eastern section of the country tightly
gripped today, with small probability
of its grasp being loosened before
tomorrow. There was a drop of 36
degrees to 16 above zero here last
Temperatures dropped nearly to
zero at points in the interior of New
York state. It was 4 above zero in
Pittsburg this morning and 14 de
grees in Washington, D. C.,‘ the lat
ter a remarkably low figure for this
time’ of year In the capital,
ed from the storm. The body of a
man believed to be Malcolm Morrison
of Scottstown, Quebec, was found to
day on Fulton street, in White Plains.
FRUIT crop damaged.
Associated Press.
Nashville, Tenn., March 16.—From
reports coming in from all over the
state it seems that the fruit crop in
Tennessee was greatly damaged last
night, especially peaches and straw
berries. The maximum here was 20
degrees above zero.
Ajsoristed Preis.
Cleveland. O„ March 16—Seven
lives have been lost and a fishing tug
is at the bottom of Lake Erle as
a result of the gale that swept
down over the lakes yesterday
and Is still raging. The Silver Spray
of Erie, Pa., is the missing craft and
It is believed she went down off Cleve
land harbor last night.
The fishing tug Lloyd May put into
harbor safe today.
The Castanet returned to the har
bor. having on board four bodies
which had been picked up inside of
th 3 breakwater.
It was evident that the men had
left the Silver Spray probably as she
foundered, and end -avored to make
their way ashore in the lifeboat.
Thrilling stories of battles to make
the harbor with Immense beat
ing down upon their vessel were told
by the eight members of the crew of
the Effie B„ another member of the
fishing fleet which put into harbor to
day. The men were almost frozen.
All of the tugs, twenty-six In num
ber, counting twenty-two that left
Cleveland harbor and four that left
Erle have been accounted for
Believed the Mexican Minister Goes
Home to Effect Compromise That
Will End Present Revolution.
Ready on Word to Leave for
Any Points Designated By
the War Department.
Rumor In Camp Strengthened
By the Preparations Being
Made By the Railroads.
"The various regiments are pre
pared to move on two hours no
tice,” said Lieut. Col. Eugene F.
Ladd, adjutant general of the di
vision tills morning. “Whether
or not the troops will be required
to move cannot be ascertained.
No orders have been rnoelved at
headquarters to warrant such a
course; in fact orders of no kind
have been received since head
quarters were moved to the ma
neuver field yesterday afternoon.”
Nevertheless there Is a persistent I
rumor in camp that at least one of the I
regiments has been instructed to be I
in readiness to move at a moment's
notice. In support of the claim that
some of the troops may be transported
in the near future It mpy be cited
that the Southern Pacific is holding
in tlie neighborhood of five hundred
cars in the yards in expectation thati
the government will ask for rolling
stock shortly; also electric arc lights
are being strung in different sections
of the east yards so that trains may
be loaded with equal facility day or
night. The long train of pontoons
has been transferred from foreign cars
■to those of the Southern Pacific.
The quartermaster's department de
nies knowledge of the arrival of fur
ther ordnance supplies other than the
200 rounds of ammunition brought by
the different regiments for every man.
Supplies are constantly arriving and
are being handled expeditiously by the
quartermaster's department. Several
loads of forage Is expected soon. This
is being drawn from forts having a
surplus. If the division remains here
for a period of months it is probable
that bids for forage will be opened
when the present supply is exhausted.
. Whip Recruits luto Shape.
For a time at least the matter of
drills and maneuvers will be left in
the hands of the commanders of the
various brigades. All regiments are
now occupied in whipping recruits In
(Continued on Tage s—lst Column.)
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Associated Press.
New York, March 18. —The sudded
departure from New York of Seno*
Limantour, the Mexican minister of
finance, after a week of conferences
and negotiations, the precise nature
of which has not hitherto been clears 1
Is now explained by the understand
ing that he has succeded In effecting
a tentative plan by which substantial
reforms are expected to be immediate
ly put in force by the Mexican gov- j
, eminent and, the leading insurreo
tionists being satisfied, are to aid lai
restoring peace.
The presence here at the Hotel As
tor of Senor Madero, the father of that
provisional president, together with
his three sons (brother of the pro
visional president), the fact that Ll<
maqtour has been through three gen
erations the confidential adviser of
the Madero family, and the fact that
Limantour and the senior Madero
have been in conference while impor
tant messages have been going back
and forth from the finance minister
to the City of Mexico, added signifi
cance to the situation.
While in Paris, before he left for
New York. Limantour declared
through an Associated Press interview
his belief in the need of a number of
reforms to meet the just wishes of
the Insurrectos. When leaving here
yesterday he said:
"Mistakes have been made, perhaps
some of them serious, but this fact is
not peculiar to Mexico. Many reforms
have been brought about in recent
years. Others of even greater impor
tance are under way and may be made
public In the near future."
Simultaneously a dispatch from
Mexico announced that President Dias
In a conference with a number of citi
zens of Metztiltan assured yiem that
he was adopting certain of Liman
< tour's suggestions of reforms.
Senor Limantour hears with him a
’ full exposition of the demands of the
insurrectionists which it is hoped will
■ be acceptable to the Mexican govern
-1 ment and made the basis of peace.
Asaorlsted Press
St. Louis. March 16.—Senor Joss
' Ives Limantour, the Mexican minister
of finance, is due to arrive here at
6:35 tonight. The Vandalia line has
orders to switch the minister’s private
car to the Iron Mountain tracka
Passes Through Columbus.
Associated Press.
Columbus. 0., March 18.—Mexicali
Minister of Finance Jose Ives Liman
tour and party who left New York
yesterday, passed through Columbus
at 8:05 today in the private car
Hidalgo, attached to the second sec
tion of No. 21. the New York-St.
Louis train on the Pennsylvania rail
road. The train left the union sta
tion In five minutes and the minister
could not be seen.
The train goes to St. Ixiuis by way
of Xenia. Dayton and Tndlanapolla
It was stated that the Mexican min
ister is en route to Laredo, Tex., and
Mexico City.

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