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XT. VSRNON, 0., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913-No. 13
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Madero Takes Advantage Of An En
forced Respite
.pores Demaid Of Envoys-Heart Of City Of;Mexico A
Scene Of Roin, Scores Of Fine Buildings Having Been
Wrecked By Shot And Shell-Fierce Onslaughts Of
Eederals Checked By The Rebel Troops-Losses
Mexico City, Fob. IS. After terrltlc
hut unsuccessful attempt to rout
Qeaeral Diaz from the Oludadela,
President Alndcro .took advantage of
a truce enforced by the American am
bassador and tho German minister to
novo hie forces closer around the ar
aonal and to place in position eight
largo cannon that he bad just recelv
ad from nciir tho capital. Tho result
f the violation of the armistice was
feat, when the fighting was resumed.
Madero wan pouring a storm of shell
ad shot upon Diaz's stronghold from
During the three-hour truce, which
'was demanded by tbe American and
German representatives because of
the death or Injury of American and
German citizens is the fighting, tbe
foreign residents' deserted their
homes and find for protection to the
embassies or to the suburbs at tbe
tibrth of the pity.
When it became known that Ma
dero had turned his back on the dip
lomats and luul ordered another at
tack on the arsenal, tho Americans
end other foreign residents awoke to
do real nature of their position. Au
tomobiles and carriages were driven
hastily throuKh the streets of the for
eign colonies gathering up women and
ebiidron and their belongings and
conveying them to the embassies.
Hundreds or men among the foreign
residents formed armed guards for
tae ombasBii'B and patrolled the
streets. ,
Loss of Life Heavy.
The loss of life In tho ranks of the
federal columns has been even heav
ier than It was Tuesday. It is esti
mated that there were no less than
1,900 killed nndd 1.G00 wounded, with
the federals suffering the heaviest
tosses. Itelliible advices coming from
the inside -of the Diaz lines glvo the
rebel losses In the arsenal building
a it killed and twice that number
The heart of the city Is a scene of
twins. Solid shot and machine-gun
Are have wrcckod scores of buildings,
aad thouaandH of people are home
lea, seeking skelter in the outskirts,
bat even there buildlnga are struck
by tie shrapnel which the Dias forces
am firing across the city to clear the
roofs of neighboring buildlnga which
are occupied by federals.
Bursting shells set fire to the Mu
taal Life Insurance building, from
which are flying both American and
British flags. Great damage has beeu
oae to tho Woman's exchange and
Porter's hotel by bursting shrapnel
Whoa General Huerta abandoned
his headquarters at the Belem prison
he only left ft small force to protect
Otis Important point, and a few hours
afterward the prison was assanulted
and captured by the rebels. Detween
3jM0 and 4,000 prisoners were liber
ated and are now at liberty.
American Quarter Under Fire.
Aa General DIas continues to shell
the center of the city, the American
auarter Is again suffering from tho
artillery fire, and many buildings
which escaped damage In the first
battles have, been pierced by solid
hot and cannlster. A shell burst in
a building a few doors from the
American club, blowing almost its eu
tiro front out. Tbe street Is filled
with bricks and debris.
Federal outposts were harassed bv
a band of 300 Zapatistas under th?
censtaad-of Alfonso Morando.
WHathe cessation, of. firing, the
cooTofltcd and White Cross ambu.
surgeons. aad horses Degas a
Generals Vllllna and Mongea,
Who Are Aiding the President.
Photo by American Press Association.
General Vllllnn ti at left, with aid In
center. Tli picture wan taken at a re
cent skirmish with the rebels.
movement through tho zono of battle,
removlug the woundod and hurrying
them to nearby hospitals, where staff
surgeons and nurses gave medical aid
and relief to tho hundreds who were
wounded. Noncombatants, including
women and children, took advantage
of the rest and fled panic-stricken
through the streets. Many abandoned
all of their possessions.
Iptemnllon Id Mexico likely It
Situation Is Not Easel
Washington, Feb. 13. Dispatches
to tho stato department from Mexico
City show that another period of bard
fighting has passed without a decisive
victory for either sldo in the bloody
contest for the control ot the govern
ment and capital of Mexico, Contlu-
nation of the lighting can have but
one result, and that Is the complete
demoralization of both sides and the
utter lack of any dominant force to
which this government can look as
the responsible authority in Mexico.
It was made clear that the admin
istration feels it has done all It. can
do In the present, stage of the Mexi
can situation in Bonding warships to
Mexican ports. Further thun this, It
can be uuthoiitativoly stated, Presi
dent Tuft will not "go on bis own re
sponsibility, Ife wU aot' attempt to
take more drastic action without put-
tlat; the entire matter before t
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and leaving It to that body to decldo
whether tho United States shall em
bark upon a Mexican policy which
every military man and every diplo
matic ohlclat knows would mean a
long and costly war with Mexico.
Every preliminary was arranged for
tho action which this country may
take. Thirty-live thousand men of
the army, navy and marine corps
wore put lu readiness for movement.
Tho first brigade of the first army
division, lust croated in the reorgan
ization, 3,000 mon lu all, and the nu
cleus of an expeditionary force of
1C,000, was put on marching orders,
ready to entrain for Newport News,
Va., whore army transports wait un
der steam.
Columbus, O., Feb. 13. "Wo want
progressive legislation In Ohio to go
Just bb fast as the poople will assimi
late it, but wo do not want any legis
lative indigestion," declared Governor
Cox, In speaking about tho work of
the general assembly at the Lincoln
day celebration of the Jefferson club.
In his speech tho governor lauded tho
members of the legislature aud paid
tribute to the virtues of Abraham
Delaware, O.. Fob, 13. The body of
Mildred McFarland, who dlod In De
troit last October, was exhumed in
Oak Grove cemetery. Tho Btotuach of
the dead girl Is now In tho laboratory
of Professor Q. O. Higley, bead of the
Ohio Weslcyau chemical department,
who will umliti an exatnjuutloii. Fur
since her ilenth Mrs. Faucrfl McPnr
laud, the mother, 1ms contended that
there were suspicious clrciimitotcen
couuocK-d with It.
Colnnbus, O., Feb. 13. Means of
eliminating Interest charges on mu
nicipal bonds by the creation of "mu
nicipal national banks" aud the ex
change of these bonds for national
bank notes, is suggested In a letter
which Mayor ICarb has written to Congressman-elect
ISminbaush of this dis
trict, asking that he consider intro
ducing' a bill in congress which would
authorize tbe establishment of na
tional banks by municipalities.
According to the mayor's plans,
such banks would not receive private
money for deposit, nor loan their
funds or credit. They would simply
constitute a means of handling the
city's bonded debt In such a way as
to free the citizens from all Interest
Municipal bonds would assume the
same rating as government bonds
hold now. for they could bo exchanged
Columbus, O., Feb. 13. The last of
the bribery cases which arose at the
time of tbe Investigation or Mark
Slater, state superintendent of print
ing, in 1010, was disposed of when
Charles Whealen, Dayton, pleaded
Built) to obtaining money under false
pretense and was fluod $000 and costs
by Judge Rogers In criminal court.
Whealen Is an ice manufacturer and
at one time was a director of a largo
Columbus Uo and refrigerating plant.
He aha v,ue interested in several
strawbemd plants In Dayton. He was
charged with buying tar board for
book Visclio from tho Queen City Paper
compuny, Cincinnati, and selling It to
the, plate. Uo was accused In three
couuta of flelllnx $1.G2 worth of tbe
tVoman Killed, Another Wounded and
a Man Blown to Atoms.
Mexico City, Feb. 13. Ono Ameri
can woman was killed and another
seriously wounded during the engage
mcntu between the forces of Madera
tnd Diaz. They aro Mrs. It W
Holmes aud a Mrs. Grlmth. The
women occupied a house near the ar-
tonal which was struck during the
firing by a shrapnel shell and practi
cally demolished. Mrs. Holmes was
killed outright. Mrs. Griffith received
probably fatal wounds. She was re
moved In nn ambulance to a neigh
boring liosprtnl.
Mr. Wise, an American, was blown
to pieces by an exploding shell at tho
gate of tho arsenal, while attempting
to deliver a message to General Diaz.
Embezzlement Alleged.
Cleveland, O., Fob. 13. The police
ire searching for Martin It Carter,
clerk at the Moreland hotel, on a war
rant charging him with embezzling
4800 from tbe Wells Fargo Express
company. As clerk, Carter also was
agent for this express company.
for an equivalent amount nf nationnl
bank notes, which would be used in
paying tho cost of the improvement
tar which tho bonds were issued.
Bowllug Green, O., Feb. 13. Albert
Peverett changed his plea of not
guilty to guilty of burglary and lar
cony of tho Mnnn bank at Portage,
Nov. 19. His confession followed tho
conviction of William Behrenaen of
board and then not delivering that
amount. Ho admitted that he bene
fited to the extent of less than 35 by
bis questionable negotiations with
Ur. Slater.
Asiatic Turkey's Farms.
According to Ottoman statistics, the
averago farm In TurUey in Asia con
tains about ten acres. Twenty-six per
cent of tho total fiunis under cultiva
tion have nn area of but two and ono
lliinl acres. IT per ceut are between
two mid one-third and eleven and one
third ucrcs lu urea, and 27 per cent
contain more than eleven and one
llilrd acres.
ReoMvelt Declares the Progressives
Have Come to 8tay,
New York, Feb. 13. Theodore
Roosevelt declared war to the knife
on Loth of tho old parties. He told
the National Progressive club and lta
many guests at the Lincoln day din
ner at the Hotel Astor Just what he
conceived the party to be and what
It stood for. He said:
"The Progressive party has como
to stay. It will amalgamate with nei
ther of tho two old parties, both of
which are boss-controlled and privilege-ridden.
We believe that in each
of those parties, however, there are
hundreds of thousands of good, hon
est men and women who are progres
sives, and the only place for them Is
In out party; we will welcome them
In, and we will treat them on an ex
act equality with ourselves, paying
not the slightest heed as to whether
they are ex-Republicans or ex-Democrats.
We are all Progressives to
gether and nothing else. Ours Is the
only party competent to mold aright
the future of this mighty republic."
Antarctic Ship Terra Nova Ar
rives at New Zealand Pert.
Christ Church, N. Z., Feb. 13. Cap
tain Robert Scott's Antarctic ship, the
Terra Nova, with her flag at half
mast, arrived here with the survivors
of the Scott expedition on board. Tbe
survivors had very little to say.
Lieutenant Evans made some brief
references to the experiences and Iso
lation of the party under Lieutenant
Campbell, who had charge of tho
eastern end of tbe expedition, which
was landed at Cape Adare by the
Terra Nova and which had to remain
all winter In an igloo In a snowdrift.
Asked in regard to Captain Scott's
shortage of fuel. Lieutenant Evaas
said that he had enough for a month
beyond the time in which ho was ex
pected to return. The diaries of all
the members of the Scott party are
Intact and will bo sent to their rela
tives. Lieutenant Evans aud others
will compile Captain Scptt's book on
bis discovery of the polo and the ex
periences of hU party.
South Africa.
South Africa hns a total population
of nearly 0.000,000, but approximately
nly one person in every five is a wbltr
ir Euroncan.
Chicago, rnu. u.
Cattle nopvea, IC 5u9 00; Texas
rtecrx. 15 OOJiT, 90- Mockers and feeders,
I J5W7 EG; cow nnd lu-lfen, $3 1007 CO:
r.ilvis JO 7510 73.
Hvv I.lchi S MffiS 13- mixed, S 00
((8 0: heavy. OOflS 33; plRs, $6 USf
t 20.
Sheep and Limbs Native sheep, M 30
fiC 25; ypiirllnpi. $6 3ffS 00; natlva
lambs, 7 009 00.
Wheat No. 2 inl. Jl 09UO1 U'4- Corn
No. 2 yellow, SOJLtlc. Oats No. 2
white, .Tfi3?Mc
Heoelptn Cattle, 14,00( head; boss. 33.
000; Mheep, IC.OOO.
Cuttle Prime uleors, JS. 25fl8 ?
tmteherp. IS S5CfS 25: yhlppl.ii?, 7 23?
R 10; heifers, U ".'.f7 75: cows, 13 J5
7 00; stoclurs and foeUtrs. U OOtfff. 80;
freu cows and siulngei, $33 0082 00;
calves, 14 0011 75
Hoss Heavy, IS 7508 90; mixed. It M
69 00; Yorktrs and pics 19 0009 03;
roughs. 17 85 00- sties. C 00?T 00;
dairies, 18 759 00.
Sheep and I.amb Yenrllncs, 15 0Q&
8 5; wethers, il 25S6 M: own $3 50j
6 25; mixed sheep, 16 0A?6 40; lambs,
IS 0009 40.
Receipts Hoks. 1,000 held; sheep. 2,
00; calves, 25.
Cattle Heavy steers, IS 6008 65;
handy fat steers. 3 2Gi 60; fnlr steers,
15 6007 00: hrlfers, 17 407 90; cows,
3 7.145 75; butcher bulls, IS 50(17 SO;
milch cows, 150 OO0SO 00; calves, ill 00.
Hops Heavies, It 85; heavy Yorkers,
light Yorkers and plir. 19 10.
Sheep nnd l.amba Prime wethers,
IC S5; choice lambs, 19 25.
IJecelpts Hors. 1,500 head; sheep, 1,
00; enlves, 100.
Cattle Steers, II 7SQ7 75; cows, 12 TS
6 2f: heifers, 14 2507 25; calves, 15 50
trio 25.
Hors Packers, R 55(ff? 05; common
sows. Ift OOC'S 10; pl?s ami llalits, 16 003
8 65: stap. 15 00C7 10.
Sheep and Limbs Sheep, 12 755 00;
lambs, 15 50O9 00.
Iteeelpts Cattle, C13 head; Iiors, 2,770;
sheep, 200.
Cattle Choice fat steers, 17 5098 00;
good to choice steers, 17 0007 50; helreni,
15 50(27 00; fat bulls, It ZSiiO 35; cow.
13 75716 00; milkers and springers, 130 00
(375 00; calves, 110 60U 60.
Hos Heavies and mediums, 8 70;
Yorkers, 18 85; lisht Yorkers and pigs,
K 90; ronylis, 17 75; stags, $0 75.
Sheep and Lambs Choice wethers,
H G0GJ5 75; ewei, S4 60475 00; choice
spring Limbs. 19 00ft9 15. .
lleeelpts Catlle, 150 head; hogs, 1,300;
sheep, 1,400; calves 150.
Wool; Ohio and Pennsylvania XX. 32o
dc-latnn washed, 34c; half Wood combine.
2SV4C2yp; three-eighths blood combing,
SOHDrSlo; nuarter-blood combing, 309
lie: delaine unwashed, 2S6,2SV&; line un
washed. 24a
Blue Sky Bill Finally Reaches
Reeulafes Sale of Bonds. Stocks
and Olfiar Securities.
Proposition Is One of the Administra
tion's Big Measures and a Lively
Fight Is Anticipated Indefinite
Sentence Idea Accepted by Both.
Branches or the Aiiembly Bulk
Sales Bill Goes Through.
Columbus, O., Feb. 13. Indeterml
ate penitentiary sentences will bo
Imposed on all persons convicted ot
felonies in Ohio if Governor Cox
signs Senator WIeser's bill, which
was passed by the house. It previous
ly had passed the senate. The effect
of this bill will be in keeping with tha
ideas of Governor Cox In prison re
form. The measure t xmaes Indeter
minate sentences shall be Imposed In
all cases where a person has beet
convicted or a felony, except treasor
and murder In tho first degree. Powet
is conferred on the board of admlnln
tration to termlnato all sentences,
which are to be made general and
not limited and are not to exceed tho
maximum number of years now pro
vided for the various offenses.
Attempt was made in tho senate to.
apply the Unire to salarJesof judicial:
officers when the Kriebofin"blil,re
organlzlng the judicial system In ac
cordance with constitutional amend
ments, came up for passage as a spe
cial order. Success was attained in,
one instance. The salary of the chlet
Justico of the supreme court was re
duced from 17,500 to $7,000. The bill
was passed with this and a few other
minor amendments.
The DartliHlmch bill, seeking to Im
pose a Cne ot llTi to $100 on any per
son who attempts to drive an auto
mobile or ride a motorcycle while ho
Is Intoxicated, was passed by the sen
ate. A Jail sentence also Is provided.
The bill Is now ready for the gover
nor's signature.
The bulk sales bill Introduced in i
the senate by Haas of Delaware pass
ed that body without opposition. It
compels the consignor to give notice
of his intention to sell or transfer to
all his creditors before tho sale is
made. He also Is compellod to give
a detailed list of bis creditors to tbo
purchaser or consignee. A similar law
was declared Invalid somo years ago.
The licensing; of operators of mo
tion picture machines will become
necessary If law is made of a bill of
fored by IlepresenialUe Blnck, which
provides for a board of three exam
iners to bo appointed by the governor.
AnotLer bill is pel dine; for the crea
tion of a board of censors to pass on
motion pictures.
Among tho many new bills which.
were introduced was the "blue sky"
measure, which was offered by Rep
resentative C)ark of Hamilton county,
It is one of the administration's bit
measures and tho object of the bill Is
to regulate the sale of bonds, stock!
and other securities. That outside in
terests will strongly oppose the paa
sage of tho bill is almost certain. Al
ready literature attaching tho bill la
being circulated.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 13. Harry Born
stein. 60, proprietor of the Independ
ent Cartago and Btorage company,
was shot In the breast and four em
ployes of the firm were held at bay In
the company's office when a discharg
ed omployo brought a revolver Into
play in a quarrel with Uornsteln over
wages. Uornsteln ia In a serious con
dition. Harry hr Sears, 42, was ar
rested, charged with having shot to
Mansfield Paper Burnt.
Mansfield, O., Feb. 13, The plant
of tho Daily Shield was gutted by fire
which started from an explosion of
gasoline In tbe composing room. Tha.
danaae Is estimated at 120,000.
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