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El Paso, Texas,
"friday Evening, February II, 1910-10 Pages All the News Herald Prints It first While li'g Fresh. Decline to Be Brought Into Court for Examination About Contract Award. Paulhan Kow "Wants to Come and Bernard Makes Proposition to Bring Two YET FLY IN iUblu U t 3 JUHU W I A Aft 1 T 1 i 1 Li I lit n - TO RESTORE SPEECH Ifl I C I P I II I C Clothing of Skeleton Found on Mountain Identified as Property of Two Women. ANNA JENSEN OR MRS. EOSE SHOOK? High and Grammar School Principals Give Encour agement to Plan. SCHOOL NEEDED FOE EL PASO NEW YORKER OFFERS TO CURE TEXAN BY HYPNOTIC POWER HOUSE MEMBERS ANSWEE SUMMONS Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Judge "Wright, in the supreme court of the District of Columbia today, granted an adjournment of two -weeks in the man 'damus proceedings against the joint congressional committee on printing. In stituted by the Valley Paper company, of Holyoke, Mass. The senate has instructed its members of the committee to flatly refuse to obey the court order. The paper company, dissatisfied with certain rulings of the committee, de sires to question the members in court- , Reversing the action of the senate, which voted to not permit its members to obey a summons from the court, the hcuse last night granted permission to representative Cooper, of Pennsylvania; Sturgis, of West Virginia, and Finley, of South Carolina, to appear in court on the day set. It remains for the court to decide whether senators Smoot, Jonathan, Bourne and Fletcher will be held in contempt for failure to appear. The specific cause for action by the Valley Paper company is the award by the committee of the contract for fur nishing paper to the government print ing office. A mandamus was brought to show cause why the bid of the Valley company should not be accepted. HELD TO ANSWER ASSAULT CHARGE Man Shoots Another While Showing Him axun; " Yietim May D'ie. Ignacio Santillano was arrested by constable Henry Hinckley Thursday night on a charge of assault to murder, preferred by Pedro Delgado. brother of Ponciano Delgado. whcm he shot while showing him a revolver in an East El Paso grocery store on Monday night. Justice Watson, hearing that Delgado was about to die, went to his home In East El Paso last night, but the young man would make no dying statement, saying that he expected to live. Dr. A. H. Butler expressed the opinion that he would recover. . Santillano is in the county jail, his bond being fixed at $500. ADJOURNMENT I" BALLIXGER- PIXCHOT CASE TILL MOXDA1. Mtoreey for Claris Aks That the Case Go Over for a Day or So, and RcariBjC Ik ContiHHed to 3IoHday. Washington. D. a. Feb. 11 After a ssion lasting less than an hour, during- which the future conduct of the case was informally discussed, the Bal-Unger-Pinchot congressional investi gating committee today granted a re vest of attorney Louis D. Brandels, representing Mr. Glavis, for an ad journment until Monday morning. The committee has Invited the editor and publishers of nil magazines that have recently been attacking secretary Ballinger to appear and present any facts In their possession. Two have def 1 nitelv declined, saying they had no In formation first hand. Another has sSX that he thought Mr. Claris and Mr Pinchot would give the committee more than he himself could .produce, al though he will appear if requested. DOCTORS AGAIXT3XCECAXGE PLACES; SISTA FE NOTES. Santa Fe, N. M., Feb. 11. Governor Curry has appointed Dr. James B. Wroth, of Albuquerque, a member of the board of regents of the university of New Mexico at Albuquerque, to suc ceed William J. Johnson, who resigned, and who had been appointed a year ago to succeed Dr. Wroth, who had resigned at that time. Land commissioner R. P. Ervien has turned over to the territorial treasury $18,000 for the public school fund, being money derived from school land leases. Twenty-five Pueblo Indians from Cochiti and 20 convicts from the terri torial penitentiary were put to work today on L.a Bajada hill, the heaviest piece of road work on the scenic high way from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, now under construction. 184.108.40.206.4.4"f-4"i-44-4'4'4"i'4 Jr CONGRESS REGULATES 4 X WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC 4 4. Washington. D. C, Feb. 11. The 4. Bennett "white slave" bill regulat- 4 4. ing traffic in Immoral alien women J. was passed by the senate today Jfr practically the same form as it was f 4. passed bs the bouse- 4- MURDERER OF SEVEN DECLARED WOMEN TO BE HIS RUIN HANGED 'IN VIRGINIA Richmond, Ta., Feb. 11. Howard Lit tle, who murdered Mrs. Bessie Justls, her son-in-law, George Meadows, and 3x1s wife and three children near Hurley, Buchanan county, last September, was electrocuted in the penitentiary here at dawn today. 2S.ost murderers are executed for sin gle murders, but Howard Little had seven to his account There were six in the butchery for which he died in the electric chair this morning, and the blood of George McKinney, whom he shot in eastern Kentucky, also stained a T?a fVtli mn Vl O TIT'S C OOTL nis naiwiis- j;ui.' w'"ii- "i - fenced to the penitentiary forilIfe, but- OFFEB3 TO COME FOE SMALL SUM With one aviation manager on the. ground and another wiring for dates, it begins to look as if El Paso would have an opportunity to see the bird men fly over ilount Franklin and the surround ing scenery. K. L.. Bernard, Glen Cur tiss's manager, until Glen Curtiss got tangled up with the New York courts Monday, arrived today from Albuquer que and has made a proposition to the promoters of the aviation meeting which is being considered this afternoon by Beverley G. Thomas and the others pro moting the El Paso meet. Edwin Cleary, the mouthpiece and business brains of M. Louis Pauhan, the flying Frenchman, wired Mr. Thomas Thursday night from New Orleans that he could arrange for M. Paulhan pro nounced "Poolon," please to appear in El Paso February 25, 26 and ST, these flights to be made under the same guar antee and bonus arrangements as orig inally proposed. This message was received after the meeting had been declared off because no definite dates could be arranged with Paulhan. A second offer was made by Mr. Ber nard upon his arrival In El Paso to day. Owing to the fact that Curtiss has .been subpoenaed by the New York courts to appear in the Wright Bros.' injunction suit, it will be impossible for him to leave the jurisdiction of the court- For this reason Mr. Bernard i? offering to close a contract for Wil- j lard and Hamilton, the two associates of Curtiss who are thrilling tne crowds at Phoenix this week with their flights in biplanes and monoplanes. Bernard's Offer. This new offer as made by Mr. Ber nard is to bring these two aviators to El Paso on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of next week, which is Feb, 18, 19 and 20. For these three days of aviation a bonus of ,$3000 is asked, with a contract for the payment of the first $4000 taken in at the gate to the aviators. The committee In charge of the meeting will receive the next $5500 to be divided among the subscribers in the form of dividends after the expenses of adver tising and grounds are met. Should there be addlonal gate receipts, the money Is then to be divided on the ra tio of 60 and 40 percent between the committee and the managers, the com mittee to receive the 60 per cent. Hamilton and Willard are flying this week in Phoenix and the crowds that are attending the aviation meet are said to be breaking all territorial fair records for attendance. Mr. Bernard returned this morning from Albuquerque, where he stated that a meeting had practi cally been arranged for. Curtiss Caught. He tells of the exciting chase the New York officers had to get service on Curtiss in the Wright injunction case. After eluding the officers all day in or der to catch the Monday night train for Phoenix, Curtiss was served with a subpena ordering him to remain with in the jurisdiction of the court. The aviator was betrayed by a ticket seller who saw hlmsign his name to a ticket to Phenix, and tipped it off to the waiting deputy sheriff, who had, the subpoena In his Inside pocket for the world .beating Yankee flying man. 3IORE RIGID INSPECTION FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD Austin, Tex., Feb. 11. Adjutant gen eral Newton today received advices from the war department at Washington say ing the annual inspection of the Texas National Guard will hereafter be con ducted by regular army officers. Cav alry officers will inspect cavalry and infantry officers will inspect infantry. This Is a radical departure and make3 the inspection more severe. It begins March 22. GOVERNOR NAMES DELEGATES TO FARM LAND CONGRESS Austin, Tex., Feb. 11. The appoint ment of delegates by governor Campbell to the interstate Farm Land congress at Shreveport, was announced today. Among the delegates is Bee T. Pryor. of San An tonio; D. H. Hughes, of Palestine; W. S. Roberts, of Amarillo; J. R. Lancaster, of Plainview; Stuart Smith, of Beau mont; Bassett Blakeley. of Houston; Frank A. Garden, of Dallas. The congress meets February it, 18 and 39. CONGRESSMEN CLASH BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE Washington. D. C. Feb. 11. Two Tex as representatives, Burgess and Hardy, were before the house judiciary com mittee this afternoon, the former argu ing in favor of his resolution to ex punge Hardy's Cameron speech from the Congressional Record, and Hardy argu ing against the resolution. The speech criticises Bailey's tariff record. The decision will be announced next week. pardoned after a snort period, and then moved back to Virginia. Little was no ordinary "low browed criminal. He was one of the most handsome men in Virginia, more than six feet in height and built like a glad iator. He held a position as United StatA mrshnl in the eastern district of I Kentucky for a number of years. But Little, who otherwise carnuu hiuim:ii without reproach, was a rural Don Juan and h himself declared "women were ray ruin." The murder of the Meadows family, J with whom he was living at the time, I was for the purpose of robbery. It is j Virginia for good withjhislatelsj San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 11. Jewelry and clothing worn by a girl -whose j skeleton was lound on Mount Tanial pals, February 3, were identified yes terday by four men as having belonged to Anna Jensen, a domestic employed - a local boarding house, and who has not been seen since last April. 1 Effort is now befng made to trace the girl's movements after leaving the boarding house. Another solution of the mystery is ad vanced by Michel Jargans, of San Jose, who says" he recognized in the clothing and jewelry of the murdered girl, the effects of "Mrs. Rose Shook, whom he brought to this country from Germany eight years ago. Last June, Jargans states, Mrs. Shook came from Seattle on a steamer and was married to a traveling salesman on the voyage. Since then she has not been heard from. Jargans's Identification is said to be the most minutely accurate yet made. DE. HYDE HELD ON HEAVY BOND Pleads 'Not Guilty to Mur der Charge and Gives Bond for $50,000. Kansas City, Ma., Feb. 11. Following a deep and sweeping investigation of the mysterious death of millionaire CoL Thomas H. Swope, October 30, 1909, Dr. B. C. Hyde was arrested yesterday and charged with the murder of the aged philanthropist. The physician surren dered quietly, even without demanding that the warrant be read, which was issued upon the request of attorney John G. Paxton, executor of the Swope estate. The warrant says that Dr. Hyde with" felonious intent administered strychnine to Col. Swope on the day of his death. Written across the back of the com plaint, filed by Mr. Paxton. asking for the warrant, was the signature of pros ecutor Virgil Conkling endorsing the action. Dr. Hyde was taken to Independence, Mo., where he was arraigned before Justice W. F. Loar. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a bond of $50,000, the hearing being set for Feb ruary 17. The bond was signed by sev eral prominent and wealthy men of this city. The -death of Col. Swope was sur rounded by mysterious circumstances which baffled not only his family but his closest friends as well. Dr. Hyde had treated the millionaire during hia last hours and in signing the death certificate gave as the cause of the death appoplexy. Dr. Hyde was a former police sur geon In "Kansas City, but was removed from office several years ago. Joel Mayes, county marshal, Is busily engaged today making up a list of men to be summoned to serve on the special grand jury which meets tomorrow to Investigate the death of Col. Swope. "I instructed marshal Mayes to get men of good standing in the community so their labors will command the re spect of the citizens," said judge Lat shaw this morning. "The special grand jury can examine the whole Swope matter at much less expense than can be done in any other way. It can and will run down every avenue of Investigation and satisfy the people as to just what there is in the Swope mystery." 4- 4 4"f-44-4' 4"&-4-f-4 : TEXAS POSTOFFICE LOOTED BY ROBBERS. Coleman, Texas, Feb. 1L The postoffice at Novice, 13 miles ! northwest of Coleman, was en- tered and robbed early this : morning, burglars escaping with $50 cash. The authorities are investigating. .j A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A She .never stopped to say goodbye. No, nor howdydoo, did Mrs. Russell Sage, the wealthiest woman in the world until Mrs. Edward H. Harriman fell heir to the Harriman millions. In fact she did what old Josh of Bib lical fame has held the record for do ing for lo these many years; she anade the sun stand still. And it stood long enough for her car to be shunte'd through El Paso, not only, without any loss of time, but with an actual one hour and 55 minutes to her credit, according to the various ways of reckoning time in El Paso. Arriving in the union station at 8:30 a. m., (G. H. time), Mrs. Sage's car Con way, was switched from the Sunset lim ited train from the east to the Southern Pacific tracks, coupled onto the Callfor nian, the new coast flyer, which had been held for her convenience until the arrival of the limited from San Antonio, the air tested, and the train went around the S. P. main line cure with Mrs. Sage's car cracking the whip on the tall end at exactly 6:35 a. m. (Pacific time). Speaking of speed mania, that is bet ter than Barney Oldfleld could have done in his new 200 horse power Benz. It even beats the record of the negro with the ghost at his heels wlio ran a mile in "nothing." How It Wax Done., ,. "For the. 'information' of thoscwho -have not lived in El Paso long enough Arrives From the East 8:30 and Departs At 6:35 A. M. El Paso educators are unanimously favorable to the proposed select school for girls, which is to be established here. Following superintendent F. M. Martin's endorsement of the project and the approval of the principal of a num ber of the El Paso grammar schools; professor Norman R- Crozier, principal of the high school and a brilliant young educator, has put the stamp of his ap proval on tne project. In unequivocal terms professor Crosier says he favors the establishment of such a school. His reasons why such a school should exist In El Paso are many and logical. In 'addition to the endorsement by professor Crozier, Mrs. Empress Ar. rington, principal of the Sunset school; Miss Mamie Sexton, principal of tbe San Jacinto school, and Miss Catherine Gorbutt, principal of the Aoy school, have added their approval to the girls' school movement. These women, who are the heads of the El Paso grammar schools, are in close touch with condi tions as they exist in the sphere of ed ucational work, especially among the girls, and their opinions of the proposed l school are the views of educational ex perts. Prof. Crozler's Endorsement. Said Prof. N. R. Crozier, principal of the high school: ' "It is my conviction that the more schools there are in a community the more the .interest in education is stim ulated, and the more effective the moral force of the people. The found ing of additional schools Increases the attendance at all, as is proved by the experlenfce in other towns. The local high school has very nearly doubled the number of students of three years ago. when there was no other secondary school In EJ Paso. While I believe that public school education has more down- i right virility about it, that It makes for greater stamina of character, ana develops a more democratic spirit than does any other kind of Institution, still it cannot be denied that certain pupils on account of health, disposition, or other reasons, need special care and consideration. In public schools strict Impartiality must be the rule; for It is difficult "to temper the wind to the shorn lamb." By all means let TA Paso have a school for girls." MIs Sexton's Endorsement. Miss Mamie Sexton, principal of San Jacinto school, speaking of the girls' school, said: "While I think the public schools of El Paso are most excelent and admir ably fulfil the object for which they were established, there is always room for anything educational in a town. "The public schools are designed and conducted for the average child and there are numbers of girls in our city who are not able physically to take the whole course. The mothers of these girls rightly consider them too young and Inexperienced to be sent away to school and a good girls school here at home would enable them to continue their education whereas otherwise they would probably drop out and fail to re ceive their due amount of training. "A good school for girls in the center of the southwest would bring students here and necessarily that Is a good thing for the town. "The El Paso Military Institute has proved Itself a good thing for the boys (Continued on Page Three.) The K ss!ng Deer TOMORROW The Herald will print a story about the pet in the Washington Park "zoo" that likes to kiss the girls. It will also print a picture of this pet in the act of kissing standing on its hind feet, almost like a person. They axe smart pets, those deer in the El Paso "zoo"; they are going to prove an interesting source of amusement to the children of El Paso. PTJSS:LL SAGE: cor!. " aw . -vr to become Initiated into the mysteries of "rmr time." G. H. time, mountain time, j Mexican time. Pacific time, sun time and j I the li ofa timekeeping track of other j ' time it might be said that G. H. time 1 sf ,rt Worth, Texan, Feb. 11. A letter was received here today from Gus tav A. Gayer, of New York, a consulting specialist, offering: to cure Frank J. Block, a railway mall clerk, who was suddenly stricken deaf and dumb here supposedly by hypnotic sugKestion. Gayor says Block's speech and hearing can he restored by hypnotism as well as destroyed, and offers to come to Fort Worth. It Is thought that Block will avail himself of the opportunity. FRENCH STEAMER SINKS; MANY LIVES ARE LOS1 Pnlma, Majorca, Feb. 11. The French transatlantic steamer General Chan zy, from Marseilles, has been wrecked on the north coast of this Island It Is reported that only a single passenger was saved out of all the per sons on board. f NO STATEHOOD MEETING- SOON Senate Committee to Meet Next Friday Pensions For Territories. Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Bever Idge says there will be no meeting of the senate committee on territories be fore next Friday. Delegate Andrews introduced bills to increase the pensions of Maj. Jerry R. wviiHntr nf AlVmmiprmiA late Comnanv E 24th Michigan, to ?35; Napoleon Tu- The mayor was not backward in in lip late of Company I, 17th Vermont, to forming Rico that Juan Parra, foreman 35 of the drillers at the city quarry, had Cameron secured pensions for James reported to him that Rico would not E. D. Cahill, of Phoenix, $15; Wm. J- even let the foreman work and that Murphy, Phoenix, $15; William F. Mc- , he also had taken tools away from the Nultj-. "Tempe, $12. and also a favor- ' men. able report from the senate committee J It was further reported by Parra' that on pensions to Increase pensions of j Rico had declared: "Oh, Sweeney la Frances Alexander, of Tempe,' to $24, and Frederick A. Joslyn, of Phoenix, to $20 OOVEEJTOE CAMPBELL TO MEET COMMITTEE Penitentiary Investigation -"Nearing End at Hunts- ville. Huntsville, Texas, Feb. 11. The leg islative penitentiary investigating com mittee is in session here today looking over the report of the auditing com- 1 mittee which has completed Its work. Brown F. Lee arrived at noon from San Angelo, and senator Welnert came in this afternoon. Governor Campbell arrived from Aus tin today to visit the Sam-Houstpn nor mal. He likely will meet the commit teemen, but it Is not thought that he will participate In the meeting while the report is In the auditing committee's hands. A report Is expected Saturday. It Is expected that -the final report will be made here. In which event the com mittee will remain here ten days. HEARING OX COTTOX RATES IS POSTPONED Austin. Tex.. Feb. 11. The hearing on the proposition to reduce the rate on cotton shipments was temporarily set aside by the railroad commission today and the matter will be resumed 'In about 10 days, -when H. W. Summer, of Lallas, who Is fighting for areductiou, returns from Washington. All railroads declared at the hearing that their expenses have been greatly Increased and that they will lose heavily If the rate is lowered. It Is said that cotton receives the low est rate .according to its value as a commodity. -J, c 2 -$ ."f -S- 4 1 POISONED TANIv .5. KILLS CATTLE. 4 4. San Angelo, Tex.. Feb. 11. Ad- t 5 vices were received here today that 8 10 head of cattle died yesterday at 4. gi Jamps Mitchell's ranch. In Crockett 4" county from the effects of drinking j 4i from a tank containing poisoned J I water. An investigation is on. f is an hour caller than mountain time. I which is the one that Is considered good usage in these parts: and mountain time is one hour earlier than Pacific time,, which is western time. Therefore, if Mr. Sage's car arrived at 8:30 a. m., G. IL time, and went out at 6:35 a m. Pacific time, she was in El Paso exactly five minutes, the time necessary for her car to be switched from one" train to the other. Did Not Peep at El Peso. The widow of the late Russell Sage, he of the $6.98 tweed suit and the 9S cent straw lid, has snowy, wavey. white hair judging from her picture. She al so has a sweet, motherly smile, informa tion gained from the same source. She is charitable and gives away millions, that is. the newspapers say she does she never gave any millions away at tne union station. None that could be no ticed without the aid of binoculars. The curtains on the car which housed the woman of millions were pulled down tight to keep out a bold and intruding morning sun. Not a shade was raised, not a sirgle peep was taken at El Paso as the car was switched from one train to the other. The little group of the ' urious who had gathered at the station to get a glimpse of a' reallj' for real, millionairess saw cfnly the varnished sides of the Convoy, and a brakeman fixing the signal flajs to the rear of the car. MAYOR DEOPS EICO FROM POLICE FORCE Guard Summarily Dismissed Is Later Given Chance to Explain. "As long as I am mayor I am going to be mayor;" thundered Joseoh H. Sweeney to Clemente Rico, guard of city prisoner"?, whom the mayor sum marily dismissed from the off'ce at 5 i o'clock this morning. j going out of office and. I am running this work and the office.' Rico denied having made the report, so the mayor instructed him to have Juan Parra and witnesses before him this afternoon, afr which time the mavor wI hear from DotQ sIdes- As he dis- missea iuco ne remarKec: "If Parra substantiates his story you are out of the service." aiELDEUGG-ED AND HAIE CUT Father, Professor in School, Is Suspended by the Trustees. San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 11. The daughter of Prof. Hines. principal of the school at Talpa, was drugged at her home during the night and a wealth of hair clipped off. Oddly enough sheriff Futch found the hair under the girl's bed. He offered a $100 reward for the arrest of the cul prit. The trustees have requested j Hines's resignation. AMMUNITION ON WAESHIP EXPLODES Two Men Are Injured and one of Them "Will Lose His Ann. Washington,, D. C, Feb. 11. The ex plosion of a charge which was bejng hoisted into one of the guns of the battleship Virginia while the vessel was firing a salute off Guantanamo, Cuba, j'esterday. resulted in the severe injury of J. Irben and L.. W. Bruiiner, I gunner's mates. Irben's arm h?l to be amputated above the wrist. DIVORCE GRANTED AND DIVORCE SUIT IS FILED. Oscar H. Edmiston, a grocer, of 3627 Alameda avenue, was granted a divorce this morning in the 34th district court, from Sarah E. Edmiston. Ernest Perkins has filed suit for di vorce from Virginia Perkins in the 34th district court. The plaintiff alleges that he and the defendant were married at Big Springs, Texas, on November 20, 1905, and lived together until March, 1907, when she left him. JUDGE DECIDES 3IOTION IN BLEACHED FLOUR CASE New Orleans. La.. Ieb. 11. Judge Foster, in the United States district court today decided that in the socalled "bleached flour" case, the hearing of a petition of the government against the Aetna Milling company of Kansas, should be tried on It merits In this court and not at Council Bluffs. la. Many modern milling methods are involved. All Pull Together El Paso and Rio Grande Valley Real Estate With the active co-operation of the real estate tlenlers of EI Paso, The El Pso Herald will conduct' a 12-months campaitm for the Teal es tate interests of El Paso and the Rio Grande Vallev. There will be a page advertisement setting forth the advantages of this, great field .published every Saturday, and special attention will he given every day in the week to live, authentic, real estate news. The object of this campaign will be to "show up" El Paso and this valley in true colors. Each and every real estate dealer in El, Paso is urged to, join astivelv in this movement and to inform The Herald promptly regarding any developments of benefiMo tha.city andaynlley. AlUpuIl togetherf THE END Think th Fighting in the Central American Eepub lic May Soon Bev Over. AMEEICANS AS SHAEPSHOOTEES Are Being Taken Into In surgent Army and Hostili ties Await Their Arrival. Washington, D. C., Feb. 11. The stata department officials are greatly Inter ested in the news from Managua that MatagaJpa and Soaco have been cap tured by revolutionists, and their captur probably removes any further cause of apprehension for the safety of Amer icana in that important coffee growing section of Nicaragua. The capture of the steainer Managua at Managua by sympathizers is regard ed as a serious blow to the Madriz gov ernment. The whole situation appears to be distinctly in favor of the revolutionary forces, and it is believed the end of the Nicaragua government under Madriz i3 rapidly approaching. Americans as Sharpshooters. Biuefields, Nicaragua, Feb. 11. Upon arrival of Gen. Zeledon at Moogan yes terday, preparations were begun by the insurgents for another forward move ment of Gen Mena's division, the pro gress of which was checked in a recent battle at Santa Clara. Walter Gordon, an aide, has been des patched to Panama to recruit 50 more Americans, who, armed with rifles, are expected to join Gen. Mena In three weeks. This suggests that there will be no further fighting until reinforcements of American sharpshooters arrive. The insurgents declare they are not disheartened by Mena's repulse, and say he accomplished his purpose of diverting part of the government forces from thejr movement against Gen. Chamorro. Tofra Seized. The seizure of Matagalpa by the rev olutionists 1,200 strong, under the com mand of generals Chamorro and Masls, was reported here yesterday afternoon. When this news was received it was stated by authorities that the town had been deserted by government troops, leaving the place totally undefended. A band of SO young men of the Con servative party, headed by Alexander Soloizano, a relative of Fernandez Solol zano, a prominent party leader, cap tured the steamer Managua yesterday afternoon after an exchange of 50 shots. The crew was overpowered in five min utes, three men being killed. The American consul, Josse Ollvarez, was stopped on the street by police, but was finally allowed to proceed after a heated argument. TWO CANDIDATES FOE FEDEEAL JTJDG-E Taft to Name Successor to Bryant Eegardless of Politics. Dallas, Tex., Feb. 11. While United States attorney TV. H. Atwell Is not an. avowed candidate to succeed the late federal judge D. S. Bryant, it was an- ) nounced today that Tie will accept the of fice if appointed by the president. Adviices from Washingcon received here say that Taft will name a man re gardless of the views of any politician or leaders. Judge A. P. McCormick. of Dallas, is also urged for the vacancy. 4' 4' 4- MEDAL OF HONOR PROPOSED FOR PEARY. Washington. Dr C., Feb. 11. A $ 4" meda.1 of honor instead of promo J 41 tion to rear admiral for commander 4 Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the 4 north pole, is proposed by the sub 4 committee of the house committee S on naval affairs. 4 The subcommittee today unan 41 imously disapproved the bHl passed 4 by the senate making Peary a rear 4 admiral.