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Ei Paso, Texas,
friifay evening, March 4, 1910-12 Pages AH the News Hsrafd Prints It first While It's Fresh. mm 111 ! hi r uai ynr -- ' """ ' ' ' ' - " 1 " " !.tA. am?"" u IS a fi S K I IIP8 k JS 1 1 t P II 1 I f J ft i Fk A " Nicaraguans Will Not Be Executed if They Will Lay Down Their Arms. BRAVERY OF A TEXAS OFFICER New- Tork. N. Y.f March 4. There will be no -wholesale executions of rebel lead- , ers in Nicarague following the conapst: of the insurgent cause, according to Dr. Luis Filipe Corea, special diplomatic representative of the Madriz govern ment in New York. Contrary, according to Dr. Corea. president Madriz probably will urge Gens. Estrada and Chamorro and other revolutionist leacers to re main In the republic and help him out In the work of restoring order and prosperity. Bravery- of Texan. Gradually the casualty list of the de ciding battle between the government and insurgent forces at Tisma and Tipi tapa has increased until now it Is esti mated that not less than 225 men were killed and 350 wounded. Searchers have come upon bodies scattered over a large territorv. as though the wounded had f j attempted to arag iuuin .f refuge and died. ...,-, A,. It is now known that v. apt- uuuc, Fowler, of Palestine, Tex.. U. S. A., who was in command of Gen. Chamorro s ma chine guns and was wounded in the le.t leg, succeeded in escaping captur-. thanks to a Conservative, who concealed the American for two days. All ac counts agree that Capt. Fowler on one side and Gen. Lara on the other were th heroes of the Tisma battle. The effectiveness of the American's machine guns was appalling. Horse Shet Down. Gen. Lara charged to within 1,0 yards of where Fowler and his men were serv ing them His horse was shot under him and he miraculously escaped death. He shot five of his own men who wa vered in the charge. Capt. Fowler worked the crank or one of the machine guns spasmodically to conserve the ammunition, which -was scarce Finally a bullet found a resting place "in his leg and he was dragged to the rear by his men. Minister general Baca sent to con gress a bill amending the constitution in accordance with the recommendation of the "Washington treaty providing that the office of president shall be nonre elecrive. The bill was referred to -committee. Congress authorized the additional Is sue of $200,000 in currency. 4. 4. 4. i 4. 4- 4- 4- 4- j NOTED TEXAN DIES j. DOWN IN LOUISIANA. 4" Muskogee, La., March 3. Capt. j, Tvmso-m .Tnkson. formerly of the "9" V 4. Texas rangers, died here yesterday, 4- V 4 aged 75 vears. Jackson was a cap- ? ' 4. tain in the Confederate army. He 4- 4. was the first mayor 01 vvasuu, j 4. the first town in Indian territory 4 fc to become Incorporated. X ? 4- 4- 4- 4- 4-4" INSURANCE MEN ARE , SETTLING NOGALES FIRE fCmrales. Ariz.. March 4. The insur ance adjusters are busy getting things in shape for the payment of the risks carried on the buildings burned here night before last. It is uncertain where the fire orig inated. It is said that it may have started in the store adjoining that of Rogers. BAILEY WANTS BIGGER FUND FOR DEEP WATER Washington, D. C. March 4. It Is announced that senator Bailey will seek to increase the hundred thousand dollar appropriation for deepening ihe Galveston-Texas City channel, to $3.10. 000 for improvements at Galveston har bor. The committee is now considering the amendment. DIES FR03I INJURIES IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT Austin, Texas, March 4. O. A. Nelson, injured in an automobile wreck at Hound Rock a week ago when G. Ma gumson was killed, died this morning In Temple from blood poisoning, wh'ch followed the amputation of nis leg. Kelson was demonstrating machines He was 32 years old. New "iork, N. Y., 3Iarch 4. The Russian steamer Korea, buffeted by the storms of the north Atlantic and pounded into helplessness by heavy seas, vrns Abandoned by her crew March 1 and loft to her fate. She was sinking fast vrhen the men left her. The Korea's crew of 4S were picked up by the Anchor line steamer Caledonia. IS RENOMINA TED Ckicago, 111., March 4. Alderman John Coughlin, known to his admiring constituents and the world at large as "Bath House John," was nominated ior the 10th consecntlve time for aldeaman last night at the frrst ward Demo cratic convention. And wlten the Immaculate ruler of the Chicago downtown district, compris ing the slOHchiBg hordes of the tenderloin, arose to acknowledge the honor, Jkja said: "Fellow Democrats This Is a surprise to me. I -was never more surprised Ib my life. I have represented this ward 18 years. You always know on what side of the fence to find John Coughlin. There Is no Ojunkerino' about me. You probably have noticed that I don't vote question-. I don't want to have anything Two Dallas Prisoners Out of Reach of the Mob Which Lynched Brooks Thursday 4 ' TW V KSTltrATlUlM MERE FORMALITY" M MH--' CAMPBELL HASN'T OFFICIALLY HEARD IT Austin, Texas, March 4. Governor Campbell has not of ficially heard of the Dallas lynching s.o far and refuses xo discuss the affair. It is sal he will probably instruct the district attorney to have the grand jury conduct an inves tigation. Cleburne, Tex., March 4. The two negroes, Burrell Oates and "Bubber" Robinson, whom the Dallas mob sought .to lynch yesterday following tho hang ing of Allen Brooks, are now in the Cleburne jail here and Dallas officers Have returned, believing that no at tempt will be made to seize the prison ers here. Oates was convicted ' five times for the murder and robbery of Sol Aranoff and Robinson was con victed for the muraer of Frank Wol ford, both victims being white. Investigation Ordered. Dallas. Tex., March 4. Judge Seay in the district count today instructed the grand jury to investigate the lynching yesterday of the negro, Allen Brooks, charged with assaulting 3 year old Ethel. Buevens, with a view of indicting the mob leaders. It is believed, how ever, that the investigation will be a mere formality and that there will be no prosecutions. The militia has been recalled and the saloons reopened. Judge Seay did not instruct the grand iurv to investigate the lynching of Brooks today, but announced that he wyll do so later. City Quiet Today. The city is quiet after a day of the wildest excitement yesterday. It is believed Frank McCue, the white prisoner charged with the mur der of Earl Mabry, was taken to Weatherford. The negroes, Oates and Robinson, are now in jail at Cleburne. After Brooks was hanged yesterday, Dallas, for nearly three hours was in the hands of the mob, before it learned that the other negroes hal been ic moved. Yesterday's Trouble. Immediately after his arrest lust week; Brooks was taken out of tht cltv for safe keeping. He was returned early yesterday morning -and taken to the court house to await his trial in the criminal court. A great crowd gathered early and when attorneys for the defence who had been appointed by the court began arguments in behalf of a postponement of the trial until today, rumors started through the crowd that a change of venue had been granted. Court House Is Charged. This statement caused a demonstra tion and the coiirt house was charged by the mob. Officers were overpowered. The locked doors of the court room were wrecked and the negro, crouch ing in a corner and praying, was seized by the leaders of the mob. This was in the second story of the building. Outside the main body of the mob was waiting. A rope was ready and- when it was announced from the window that the negro had been taken, the rope was thrown Into the room. The noose was placed about Che prisoner's neck and he was pulled and thrown from the building fighting like a tiger for his life. He struck the pavement on his forehead and broke his neck and fractured his skull in the fall of 30 feet. Body Dragged in Street. Instantly dozens of men jumped on him and his face was kicked into a pulp and he was bruised all over, dying , within a few minutes. A score oi men seized the rope and at the head of the mob dragged the negro's body 12 blocks un Main street to the Elks' arch which was erected during the Elks' national . convention here in 1908 and there it was j (Continued on Page Two.) FOR ALDERMAN with the alleged reformers on certain I to do with those long haired guys." j $ -r MHmtJL- -!- "St&?TZ$ZmiF2EZZZS2Si " - y IX ..Zi AJ7??-W fUU f IWRTrH T t ? K- . mew. mWmM&m$m3. - $&& swisaLiiraii i& - HH!KlREgnBSWMMiLJ ! nl: .fC9m.rf ? I I k wtsA Zmz. ST riy SHIPS tliall l ONE OF THE CAJZS 5UKNED IN KENSINGTON, iCEOSEN FQUKED ON THE SEATS Senate Completes Hearings. Collector S'harpe Sees the President. "Washington, D. C, March 4. Father "W. H. Ketcham closed all hearings be fore the senate committee on territories today. There will be an extra meeting Saturday to prepare the report and 't is expected that the bill and report will be presented to the senate Monday. Cecil Lyon, state Republican chair man of Tex"as."SccompanI6a'" A. JU Sharpe, collector of customs at El Paso, r to see secretary or the treasury ana thence to the white house today to see Mr. Taft- IJyon returns home tonight. Chairman Bursom, of the New Mexico Republicans, will return from New Tor Monday. Delegate Cameron, of Arizona, was at the white house today. Hoval A. Smith will arrive here from Boston Tuesday. He is territorial Re publican chairman of Arizona. The Indian appropriation bill will be reported to the senate early next week. JTJDG-MENT AGAINST MITCHIM GrEANTED El Paso Bankers Get Court Decision Against For mer Publisher. Judgment for over 15,000 was render ed In favor of the First National bank and C. N. Bassett, of this city, against J. F. Mitchim, formerly publisher of the Evening News, of El Paso, and who is here to undergo a medical examination in an endeavor to have set aside the bond forfeiture in the case wherein he is charged with the murder of Monroe McChirg Harrell. Most of the indebtedness was contract" ed in -the conduct of the News while while Mitchim was editor of the paper, and the plaintiffs are protected f by se curities of the Automatic Telephone company in the sum of $40,000 which Mitchim deposited with the bank in De Soto, Mo. The- exact amount of the judgments oralncf lifm Vine nirf htun ilntnrmlnnj t jg to the fact that on some notes nortion of the principal wa naM nmi on others, interest was paid for several years. GRAND JURY RETCRNS NINE INDICTMENTS Rills Returned Charge of Burglary nnd Other Offences Jnry Adjourns For the Term. Prior to adjourning sine die, the grand jury for the January term of the district court returned nine indictments this morning, all but one being oh charges of burglary or offences con nected therewith. Emmett Winter was indicted on two charges of burglary and. two of theft over 9&o; Bennle Thompson was in dicted on one charge of burglary and ono charge of theft over $50. Leek Thaddeus and his wife Mary Thaddeus. negroes, were indicted on one count each on the charge of receiving and concealing stolen property over the value of $50. There was one indicement against an American charged with robbery by exhibiting firearms, but he is not in jail. EXAMINATION OF GIFFORD PINCHOT IS VERY SLOW Washington, D. C, March 4. The cross examination of Gifford Pinchot proceeded slowly before the conn-r i slonal committee today. Mr. Vertres a-na mt. .Pinchot argued almost contin uouslj' as to inferences to be drawn from the documentary evidence. ACCUSED 'OF SHORTAGE IN EXPRESS FUNDS "Waco, Tex., March 4. R. L. Claxton was arrested on the M.. K. & T. train here today charged with embezzling funds of the express company at High bank. Falls county. Claxton was en route to Fort Worth and had several hundred dollars in his possession. GENERAL STRIKE IN TODAY LAST DAY THE UNIONS WORK PHILADELPHIA IS ON Pkiladelphln, Pa., March 4. All hope of reaching an amicable settlement in the street car strike having been abandoned, the leaders of tha labor union: devoted the day to preparing for a general ivalk out of organized ivorSmen, ivhich goes Into effect at midnight. The directors of the company met today, but nothing was given out as to whether the company -will answer the reqnest of the men for arbitration. The number of men that will obey the strike order cannot even be approx imated. The anions claim an affiliated membership of 100,000. Director of public safety Henry Clay 'declares from investigation that he believes only 20,000 will respond to tha leaders. fegcyra'Fyr 7tfgg? ILsjts 13 uumu iu sssl HIGHER BUT'NOTMUCH' Ice is going up, kyes, but not very much, no. Sov at least say the ice mag nates of El Paso. They admit that it is going up in price of course but deny that it Is going up very high, like meat, for instance. And the reason is this, as they give it: Last year nobody made any money. In fact the El Paso Ice and Refrigera tor company ilost money, while the Con sumers Ice company about broke even. Now. of course, nobody asks the Ice companies to go in -the charity business. Far be such from the dear public. Rumor that ice prices would jump skyward with the first breath of sum mer doubtless has found root In the prospective sale of the EI Paso company plant. But according to "W. W. Fink, since the first of the month in charge FEEIGHT BATES MAY BE TRIMMED ,St. Louis and Chicago Are -- Trying to Regain Lost ... , v--. Prestige. Chicago, 111., March 4. A demand for a reduction of freight rates to Texas and the southwest, which, will enable Chicago and St. Louis tQ regain busi ness lost to eastern merchants on ac count of the low water tariffs from New York, was placed before a com mittee of western railroads yesterday. The controversy is an old one, being brought about by a rate war between the water lines from New York to Texas, which started about the time the railroads advanced the rates to Texaa about 10 percent- - AV. A. NAILIi DENIED NEW -TRIAL. BY JUDGE HARPER Notice of Appeal Is Filed, But in De fault of 5000 Bond the Defendant Goes Back to Jail. W. A. Naill was denied a new trial on the charge of attempting to bribe assistant city attorney Volney M. Brown, when the motion was'heard by judge Harper Thursday afternoon. Notice of appeal was presented and his bond fixed at $5000 in default of which he returned to the county jail. The contention on which Naill's attor-nej-s asked for a rehearing of the case was that Volney Brown had been ap pointed assistant city attorney whereas the city charter grants the council the right to appoint a deputy city attorney, but does not mention the title assistant. It was also argued that no specific amount of money had been mentioned in the alleged attempt to bribe, but the court overruled the motion. Nalll was convjeted by a jury in the 34th district court last week and sen tenced to serve two years in the peni tentiary. f5"3- 4--5---5-'$- 4"r SIXTY-ONE BODIES REMOVED FROM MINE. Peorm. 111., March 4 The bodies of 61 miners in the St. Paul mine at Cherry. 111., were discovered yesterday and brought to the surface todav, so decomposed that identification Is impossible. 5- 5- ....$...$..$,.,.,$.$.4. j xAS MOUNTED POLICEMEN PKOTECTfNe CAB TEOM ATTACK -n-CT mvm of the plant, he will receive a lease, if the deal Is made. A. Courchesne is the present owner, and last year's fail ure seems to have encouraged him to unload for a few years. But Mr. Fink says the price of ice will only go up a trifle. "There will be no material raise," says E. J. Peterson, of the Consumers company. "Ice was too low in El Paso last year, that is. In accordance with the cost of production." The slippery stuff that fills refrig erators and makes julips and lemonades possible, cost between 40 and 45 cents the 100 pounds delivered during last season. Now the ice men do not say how much higher it is going this year. They only say It will go up all right, but only to a "fair figure.'' JUAREZ STUDENT RECEIVES DEGREE Is First to Graduate in Mex- . ico as "Farming Engineer." Ernesto Guerro, student at tho Juarez Agricultural college, bears dis tinction as being the first of all Mexico to receive the title of""Ingenieros Agro nomos' "farming engineer." The young Mexican was the first to pass his examinations at the college, and yes terday he received his diploma. The new title,' recently created, is destined to carry much prestige throughout the republic. As yet no students have been graduated from the national school at the City of Mexico, and so Guerro is the first to receive hfc "I. A." At the Juarez college the students dined the first graduate in the school's history (the college has been estab lished only four years) and students and faculty made speeches. Sr. Guerro soon will leave for Chiapas where a position, with a wealthy ranchman, has been secured. Graduation as the first "farming en gineer" in Mexico Is of especial signi ficance, no doubt, because the man is of a poor family, coming from Musqulz. He has worked overly hard during the last year in order to be the first to pass his tests and receive the first "I. A." to be conferred in his native land. EL PASOAN GETS GOOD CONTRACT Otto P. Kroeger to Build Structure in Ft. Worth For $150,000. An El Paso contractor has secured the contract for a ?150.000 building at Fort Worth. The- Otto P. Kroeger Con struction company has been given the contract for building Fort Worth Hall of the Southwestern Baptist Tneologlcal seminary. Otto P. Kroeger, the head of the El Paso contracting firm. Is now at Fort Worth signing the contract and ar ranging1 for the construction work to begin at once. The contract price of SI 50.000 includes the building complete -with lighting, heating and plumbing. 1? t jn "ts xk srk iFr LOCAL OPTION RULING SHE May Prevent Prosecution in Many Counties Where Law Is Violated. Austin, Tex., March 4. Attorney gen eral Davidson today was asked whether judge Ramsey's decision which practical- ly results in knocking outline local op- lr i r j:.!.! :n t those districts to hold new elections. Davidson refused to give an opinion un til an actual case should be referred to himA. - As a result of judge Ramsey's de cision, which holds that the new law making It felony to sell liquor in local option districts does not apply except In those counties which adopted local option in the last few months, will ef fect practically every local option dis trict In Texas. A number of prominent lawyers here declare that under this ruling a" man can sell liquor in a local option district and not be tried even for a misdemeanor. CLAIM NON UNION MEN ARE EMPLOYED ON MONUMENT Austin, Tex., March 4. Complaint was submitted to labor commissioner Myers (today that non-union labor is be ing emploj-ed on tho monument to Sam Houston at Hunts-vllle. The contract was let to Pompelo Copplni, of San Antonio, one stipulation being that union labor only would be employed. Coppini sublet it to Charles Lucas, of San Antonio, who chartered the Texas Granite company. It is al leged that this was done as a subter fuge to avoid using union labor. Myers will Investigate. SHREYEPORT MEN BUY MUSKOGEE'S FRANCHISE Muskogee, Okla., March 4. Dale Gear and Leon Kahn, owners of the Shreve port team of the Texas league, today purchased Muskogee's franchise in the Western association. Lee Garven will manage the Muskogee team. Joe Gard ner, of Dallas, who wanted to buy the franchise, arrived here ten minutes aft er the deal was closed. Pekin, China, Mnrch 4. The Russian government in a formal note. ha rejected China's proposal for the construction of the Algnn and Chlnchov? railroad. The Russian note includes counter proposal for the extension of the Kal gan railroad by foreign capital to Baikal, Russia to hnild the Siberian sec tion. This proposal as well as the Russian rejection of ihe Aigun plan Is based upon a promise hich the Russian government alleges China gave la 1S0S, that she would not construct any railways north of Pekin withoat first consulting the Russian government. PRESAGES EARLY RIO GRANDE FLOODS Santa Fe, N. M.. March 4. The new bridge over the Chnma, at Abiquin, wns destroyed In part today by ice coming down the river in pieces, weighing three to four tons nnd projecting three to four feet aboe the water level. This early breaking up of the Ice gorges prcsngss early floods in the RIo Grande valley. The ice Clow Is unprecedented In the memory of the oldest inhabitants. Along the banks of the river, the Ice Is piled high causingniuch damage to the low agricultural lands. It will take two months before this Ice can melt. Mot Only Has the Toll Been Heavy in Life in North west, But in Cash. RAILROADS THE LARGEST LOSERS Floods and Snow and Earth slides Alike Cause Tre mendous Property Loss. Seattle. Wash., March 4. Culminating: in the Wellington disaster, the storms and avalanches of the last ten days have been responsible for the loss ot about two and a half million dollars to the railroads of the Pacific North west. The Great Northern is the heav iest loser. Its lines through the Cas cades have "oeen tied up since the mid dle of last week. The avalanche at Wellington is estimated to have cost the company a million and a half dol lars, . Flood Damage. The floods have been equally dam aging. After causing a loss of a mil lion and a half in central and eastern Washington, the floods are beginning to subside, although the water i3 still covering the streets in the towns of the Palouse wheat country and the fruit belt in the central part pf the state Towns along the Snake and Clear Water rivers in Washington and Idaho have had no mail since Sunday and business is practically suspended- Col fax Is in bad shape. The fuel famin has been partly relieved but drinking water is very scarce. Dayton and the upper Touchet and Petit valleys were swept by floods yes terday. The Wellington Avalanche. A report circulated, late last night that one person had been found alive in a car excavated from the wreck age at Wellington has caused great ex citement but so far is unconfirmed as the wires again failed during last night's hard storm. The survivors and members of early relief parties returning from Welling ton say the evidences of the power of the avalanches were seen on every hand. The body of Thelma Davis, a threeyearold baby, wj found at tha base of a tree, bound around with iron pipes and rods torn from the cars by the icy mass. The trip over the trail to Scenic la exceedingly hazardous and railroad of ficials are warning sightseers to stay away. Great masses or snow hang over the bluffs ready to fall without a moment's warning. A snowstorm which started last night changed to a drenching rain this morn ing? increasing the discomfort and. dan ger to the rescue parties. Great Damage te Roads. Ogden, Utah, March 4. Assistant su perintendent Fitzpatrick, of the South ern Pacific, who made a drive over land from Palisade to Battle Mountain, Nev., reports it will be fully 10 days before overland traffic can be restored The roadbed is completely washed out In, places in Palisade canyon and several bridges require rebuilding. All trains eastbound and westbound are now being detoured by way of Portland- VETERAN OF TWO WARS, DIES. Cleburne, Tex., March 4. John Featherstone, aged S6, a veteran of both the Mexican and civil wars, died late yesterday and the funeral was held this afternoon under the auspices of the Confederate Veterans.