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El Paso, Texas,
Thursday Evening, June 9, 1910 10 Pages I AVliite It's Frcs.li. MJhirfH Jfca-rfM mammasam n'iflfc ,, nflrTHtTrm FV &k '-i n ib L I1WI" nin - ' i luJUUnm nUnillD I liL "lulLO gopo DllCfniojs Riding To New RSIlIIiiiiL ! II 0 IIOPrilTOIinl nniirDHKlD nOIIICi CDflM nnlJLU York To See Roosevelt Mmip jn nr ii I IlIIuFLIJ iIRILlI 111 ill fl Oil 20 Business Men Contribute K!t lk lfc LiI f -w $10 Each by Unique Letter i?5M -Mrrt' S A Mexican Troops Advance to Vicinity But Ref rain From Making an Attack. MASSY BUTCHERED IN THE UPRISING Gen. Brave Placed in Com mand of Army Ordered Against T2ose Up in Arms Mexico City, June 9- A special to El Imparcial from Merida says that the forces under Gen. Larga have advanced to Uayama, close to Valladolid. No at tack has been made as yet, the com mander having decided to await' the arrival of reinforcements in order that he may crush the insurgents at a tlow. Several persons thought to have been killed have been found to have es-1 caped. Among them Alonxo Vallueneya and Hernandez V., the mayor. The lat ter escaped on a bicycle, dresse das a woman. Troops Hurried. The gunboat Zaragosa nas sailed for Veracruz to Erogreso, a port on the north-west side of the disturbed penin sula, near the capital Merida, with troops fa' . -, Try-nrmirk TlrOVft tYlitf CT IhP. 1 UtU ! ucu. ibuai-iu jj., w... ' military zone, with headquarters at j Santa Cruz, Quintana Roo, adjoining Yucatan, nas Deen oraereu iu pi w;Cv .at. inn A A -I711n1nlM TrhoTO h I with 1000 men to Valladolid, where he is epected to arrive in four days. The gunboat Morelos, which sailed from Veracruz with 600 soldiers, has ar rived at Progreso. It is feared that on the approach of the troops the indfans will retreat into their fastnesses only to come forth when the troops have been withdrawn. This has been their method xt fighting In the past. With telegraph wires cut and oper ators murdered or freed to flee, definite information is lacking as to the present situation at Valladolid. The govern ment authorities estimate the number of killed at 40. More than 2000 indians are said to have been engaged in the attack upon the towns. At last accounts the insur gents held the town, having fortified themselves in the jail and other build ings. Federal and state troops and volun teers numbering more than 1000 men, are concentrating at Izitas, a short dis tance from Valladolid,, and are about to march upon-the rebels, according to advices. Cause of Outbreak. Reports as to the cause of the out break are conflicting. One declared that it began with a protest against certain orders issued by the civil of ficer in charge of the municipality known as the "jefe politico," while others say that it was the result ofa drunken spree. "Whatever its origin, it appears to have had some semblance of organization and is said to have been led by political malcontents, one an army officer banished a few months ago to Yucatan for sympathies for Gen Reyes, j The first attack was made upon toe building where all public offices are lo cated. After sacking this building, the rioters turned their attention to the jefe politico, named Regil. The battle had begun in the night and it was 2 oclock when the attack was made on the building where Regil and many cltzens bad taken refuge. 14 bloody butchery followed. Regil's wife left her four children and went to the assistance of her husband, seek ing through tears and prayer to reach the hearts of the infuriated raiders. "Rpiril was cut down before her eyes and h?o horiv tm?; hacked to nieces. The i wife also is said to have been murdered as were all the men in the building, numbering about 20. Later the five or fcix gendarmes in the town met a sim ilar fate. The people of the town were terrified. Many fled in the direction of Merida. Among those reported to have been killed are Jose Trlay, chief of the tele graph office at Valladolid; Alonzo V. Ar.nueva and Demetrio Rivero, mer chants, whose stores were also sacked. It is said that Triay was put to daeth after suffering horrible tortures. POLITICAL PRISONER HELD INCOMMUNICADO Man Arrested at Monterey for Oppos ing Diaz s Locked Up and the Ex citement Is Considerable. Monterey, Mex., June 9. Without any defence Francisco L Madero. candidate for the presidency of the republic, who was arrested Sunday night, stood before judge Trevano Wednesday and listened to the court declare him a formal pris oner. Subsequently he stated that he had refused the privilege of defence on the ground that he has no faith in justice (Continued on Page Six.) AGED WOMAN IS ROBBED AND BURNED Leavenworth, Ivans., June O. Elizabeth Schultz a wealthy widow, 74 years old, was found murdered early today in her home within a block of the police station. It is believed robbery was the motive. The murderer set fire to the house after killing: the woman. The woman's arms were partly burned off. It is said Mrs. Schultz wa. worth half a million and kept a large sum In her house. Retail Merchants Again Pro test Against Insurance Cost. MANY POLICIES ARE CANCELED El Paso's insurance situation is be coming more critical eaeh day. An ap peal to governor Campbell by wire has been made by the Retail Merchants' league. Hundreds of citizens have found that their insurance rates are ab solutely prohibitive and they are being forced to cancel their insurance policies. Banks report that many of the smaller merchants are canceling their policies as the only means of escaping the toll of the Insurance trust, and the situation is being viewed with alarm by the banks as such a condition is dangerous for the business interests of the city and is in need of immediate correction. Charging that the insurance rates are not only excessive but unfair and that the companies, through their rpnrcspntativfis lmrfi broken faith with j the people of this city, governor Camp bell is urged to use his power in iur nishing this city and Its business in terests immediate relief from the out rageous lates which promise to de stroy the present business prosperity of El Paso. j.ne telegram, wmen nas oeeii The teleerram. which has been for - . i SI u.ll 1 1. waraett to governor uamppcu u,y cue Retall Merchants'" league, reads: We pray that your power De used t relieve our people from having to .. . . . . , i - l'"J -"- . ..v. .., C--J- j levied upon them, which is outrageous j t-iot. tho tcuranpo T-n Toe "snnrrnT in ne as compared to their losses, ana tne hazard of their business in this city; Destructive to the credit of our people, and absolutely prohibtive to existing business as well as any. new Interest in tending to locate here. "Our citizens welcome a fair insur ance law, but protest against a law permitting an insurance trust, giving companies operating under it tlje right to actually confiscate property, which is now the true state of affairs in this city. "We charge that the companies, through their representatives, also broke faith with our people in that they promised not to enforce collection of increased rates until we were heard before the commission June 21. In con clusion, unless we sret nromnt relief. In our opinion, the present insurance rates will largely wipe out the business in terest of El Paso." TRAIN DASHES - ' INTO BUILDING Three Men Are Killed, Two Eatally and Six Slightly Injured. St. Louis, Mo., June 9. Three men were killed, two fatally injured and six others seriously hurt when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern fast mall train for Texas was wreckea near the city liro,ts early today. The train jumped the track while rounding a curve and crashed through the walls of the building of the Miller Manufactur ing company. All the dead and fatally InjJured are trainmen. BUCKET SHOP MEN MUST GO TO TRIAL Philadelphia, Pa., June 9. Judge Mc pherson In the United States district court today decided that the alleged bucket shop men arrested here four weeks ago must go to Washington for trial. They had resisted extradition. The cases are included In the govern ment's campaign against bucket shop pers in various large cities of the coun try. An appeal was immediately taken to the supreme court of the United States. The defendants are Thomas Campbell, Marshall Parrish, Humphrey Owens. Harry Stenipf, George Turner and Albert IRord. Thev were arrested at the time the Washington authorities made a raid on the oucKet snops or .Baltimore, .rnii adelphia, Jersey City and New York. DUKE WIIL 91 IKE MOVING PICTURES IN SIERRA MADRE "Uncle of tho Klnjc of Portugal and Grandson of Louis Philippe, Will Soon Be Near El Paso. Ferdinand, duke de Montpensier, uncle of the king of Portugal, brother of the due d'Orleans, pretender to the throne of France, and grandson of king Louis Philippe, is novc in Mexico CUy en route to Chihuahua, to become the guest of governor Jose Maria Sanchez on a hunting expedition in the Sierra Mndre, where the duke Tvill operate a movlntr nioture machine in an attempt to get some pictures of bear, tigers, j lions and other animals. Pumper and Section Fore man at Alpine Forced to Leave Their Duties. ALPINE PROMISES THEM PROTECTION I Armed, masked men appeared at the pump house of the G. H. at Alpine Tuesday night and drove the section foreman and pumper there on duty away from their work. The foreman and pumper caught G. H. train No. 9 and went to Marfa and reported the in cident to the captain of rangers at Marfa, Capt. Bailey, who accompanied the men back to Alpine Wednesday morning and have been at work since, under the guard of officers. The identity of the men who forced the employes from work is not known, silk handkerchiefs on the lower part of j their faces. The leader of the gang rapped on the door of the pump house with ftie butt of a revolver and threat ened the men if they did not stop -work and leave. Alpine Offers protection. The men are at wont Thursday, pro tected by officers, and J. L. Crawford, president of the Alpine Business Men's club, has wired superintendent G. S. Waid, of the El Paso division, by West ern Union, as follows: Alpine. Tex., June S. 1910. G. S. Waid, Superintendent G. H. & S. A.. El Paso, Tex.: The county officers and substantial citizenship of Alpine will protect the property and employes of the railroad company as good officers and citizens should do and all merchants, except one, will iell the strike breakers any thing they want for money. (Signed.) J- L. Crawford, President Business Men's Club. Mr. Waid has wired the following re ply by Western Unlon,to -OT-.-Van.t Sickle. G. H. legal representative at Al pine: W. Van Sickle, Alpine, Tex.: Please express to president Crawford and members of the Alpine Business Men's club my sincere appreciation of their action as expressed In telegram yesterday. I feel that all good citizens should be with us in the preservation of law and order and am pleased to know that they feel as I do about it. (Signed.) G. S. Waid. Superintendent Optimistic. Superintendent Waid Thursday made an official report to the general of ficers of the G.'H., to the effect that all the pumps on the El Paso division of the G. H. were working and that the vacancies amoncr the section foremen , were being filled. The report was of i an optimistic tenor and shows condl- , tions favorable to the road. J I Four section foremen were sent out to points along the line on the El Paso division Thursday to take the places of striking employes. Denies Report. Superintendent Waid characterized as a falsehood tlie statement that section foreman Cafleld, of Marathon, had joined the ranks of the Strikers and stated that the report that an assistant superintendent of the G. H. was oper ating a pump at Pumpville, was untrue. "There has been no assistant suoerin tendent operating the pump there or at any other place," said .Mr. Waid "TT"V,n -1T-V l-i..fk -i-f f l?nla rkTi fKn. f!r-lnc line, we have not been reduced to the ' necessitv of having them operate the pumps." HEIKE CASE IS READY FOR JURY American Sugar Trust Offi- cials Ma Know Fate Tonight. New York, June 9. Charles R. Heike, secretary of the American Sugar Refin ing company, and his two former sub ordinates on trial with him, charged with conspiracy to defraud the govern ment by the fraudulent weighing of sugar imports, may know by tonight whether the law holds them guilty or innocent. This is probable, as the summing up by counsel for the government and the defence will be completed and the case will go to the jury 'this afternoon. ENGLISHMEN LAUD GUILD HALL SPEECH OF ROOSEVELT London, Eng., June 9. Dorchester House, the residence of "Whitelaw Reld, was tho scene yesterday of two func tions in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Roose velt a reception in the afternoon to the members of the Pilgrims and American Societies and a farewell in the evening. Roosevelt spent his last day in England resting in the country. Hundreds of letters commenting on his Guild Hall speech are pouring in. The great majority of them are laudatory, but some are abusive. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY IS MEETING IN FT. WORTH Ft. Worth, Tex., June 9. A hundred or more additional delegates from southwestern cities arrived late last night and this mdrning for the inter state convention of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, which met here this morning. Carl Beeman, of Dallas, the president, presided.. During t,he forenoon, routine business was transacted, including the appointment of various committees. This afternoon was devoted to reports of departments and district superintendents 20 Business Men Contribute $10 Each by Unique Letter Writing Method. H. B. STEVENS STARTS THE PLAN To save the babies, 20 business men have depostied $200 in the bank to the babies" relief fund for buying ice and milk for the little ones and for the clinic which the Woman's Charity asso ciation has established, '''he $200 is the result of a friendly little holdup game wnich has been going on among the merchants and business men. One busi ness man, learning of the good work the women were undertaking, conceived the idea of starting a round robin sub scription list. Taking a check for $10 he attached it to a leter stating the pur pose of the baby fund movement and sent it to another business man. This man attached $10 to the letter and sent it on after the fashion of a chain let ter. When 20 signatures had been ob tained to the list it was returned to the originator of the idea and $200 was added to the "save the babies" fund. The letter and the subscribers to the fund are as follows: Dear sir You are probably fully posted in regard to the babies' clinic which the Woman's Charity association is trying to raise funds to inaugurate. The reports of the city health de partment show that more than 50 per cent of the deaths in this city are in fants. It is the purpose of the associa to help decrease this alarming mortal ity and they are now trying to raise funds to distribute ice and milk and other necessary articles to baoies through the summer months, to those who are unable to pay for them, and also to hire a nurse to take care of sick babies and at the same time to teach the mothers to take care of them as" well as themselves. To enable them to carry out this worthy project, the women axe asking for special contributions. Believing this to be the most worthy enterprise ever started In El Paso and lime, that will ap peal to big hearted men and women. I am atatching my check for $10. Will you attach yours for a like amount and send this letter to some friend of yours who will dd the same and pass it t, to some friend" of his. When the 20th -signature is appended to the letter, kindly return to me or to Mrs. Wm. H. F. Judd, treasurer of the Woman's- Charity association. Yours for charity, H. B. Stevens. The signatures attached to the let ter are those of the following persons: James G. McXary, L. E. Booker, Z T. White, O. H. Baum, A. P. Coles, J- H. Coons A. Krakauer, Felix Martinez. A. Courchesne. E. Kohlberg, S. Aron stein, J. F. Williams, August G. An dreas. L. Lindsay, J. J- Longwell. Richard Caples, Houck & Dieter com pany, W. R. Brown, W. G. Walz. GALE SWEEPS DQWN THE OHIO RIVER j Cairo. 111., June 9. A severe gale swept down the Ohio river in this sec tion early this morning, uprooting trees, blowing down telegraph poles and chim neys. The ferryboat "Three State." was blown from her moorings and carried down the river. Her fate as yet is un known. It Is believed only a negro whatchman was aboard. NEW ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT PtfRtMf By Ov.BotK "v 1 1 ti ioGT.OC Charles D. Norton, of Chicago, assist ant secretary of the treasury, who has succeeded Fred W. Carpenter as sec retary to president Taft. President Taft is believed to want as secretary a man who will be in a way an "assist ant president," and Norton is thought to have the Qualities for such an office. snaiHaBBnsmEasExaBSHnBMSMn. jycy&4 w jt c I IllM 1liiillif 'SBm8G3 IbbhI - ar!SBHBaH J'wt - ; SMm'swSrfLm Wl , BBBBflRaSPK3aRPwftsljJks W&T& Louis nnd Temple Abernnthy ami their dog, vhlch is makinpr the trip Yrtth them from Oklahoma to Xcxv York, vrhere the boys are riding alone oh horseback to greet Col. Iloosevelt. Below N a snapshot of the boys, taken in Washington. Temple, with a camera, Is about to take a photograph of a United States soldier and Is directing him to pose. The two boys are being lionized in Washington, but recently refused to accept an invitation to call on speaker Cannon snd vice president Sherman with the remark that they had never heard much about "them men." W Platform of the Remiblican j- i Party Also Endorses Tar- j iff Bill Iowa Stands Pat. CUMMINS WILL BE CENSURED Milwaukee, is., June 9. The admin istration of president Taft was strongly endorsed in the platform unanimously adopted by the Republican state con vention today. The present tariff law is approved and the provisions for max imum and minimum schedules and fu ture scientific revisions are commended. Stand Patters Win. Des Moines, la. .lune 9. With only two counties to hear from, the majority for Carroll, the "Stand pat" Republican candidate for governor, is S400, accord ing to the TJaily Capital and 4400, ac cording to tho Register and Leader. The "stand pat" element claims a ma jority of 150 delegates in the conven tion nnri a nintform endorsinc: the Taft administration and coring the insurg ents, particularly senator Cummins, will be passed. WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH BY KEROSINE San Antonio, Tex., June 9. inadvertently hurling kerosene over live coals in an effort to kindle a fire preparatory to 'cooking the evening meal, Mrs. Martha Lange. aged 27, was so badly burned last night that her death resulted in six hours. The explosion threw ignited fluid over the woman from head to foot, causing terrible suffering. SGONSIN NDOBSES TAFT i i COOK'S FRIEND IS HOT AFTER PEARY Alleges That Explorer Took All-He Had THien He "Was Sick. Berlin. Germany, June 9. Commander Robert E. Peary, who was served here yesterday with papers in a suit brought by Rudolph Francke, left for London this morning. The American explorer has placed the matter of litigation in the hands of ambassador Hill. Francke was associated with Pr. Cook in the North Polar exploration and al leges that Peary "found him ill at Etah arid took advantage of his condition to take his collection of furs and Nar whale teeth as the' price for transport ing him homeward. . Francke demands $10,000 as the value of the arctic products, which he claims he handed over. BRAKEMAN FALLS TO DEATH. Tyler, Tex., June 9. John Borrer. a brakeman on the Cotton Belt railroad, was probably fatally injured here last night when he fell from a locomotive, sustaining injuries on the head and shoulders. He Aas taken to the hos pital at Texarkana. DROPS DEAD AT HILI.SBORO. Hillsboro. Tex.. June 9. James F. Hooker, aged 6S. a confederate veteran and pioneer, dropped dead here early this morning while dressing. Death was due to heart failure. He was pre paring to make a trip. BATH TUB TRUST NOW Nevr York, N. Y.. June 9. And now It Is the ''bath tub trust," sixteen eora- pnnlcs nre involved in the proposed new combination, which K being talked of on V.'all xtrect. They vill manufacture not only bath tubs but almost every other kind of sanitary enameled device. It I said a rni.se In the retail prices of UO to 30 percent Is contemplated. FARMERS TURN THEIR BERRIES INTO AUTOS Cairo, III., .Tuue D. Fr.rracn of Pnlnnkl county have solved the problem of turnihtr Mrnwberrlcs into automobiles. The strawberry crop of that count? has brought a quarter of a million dollars to Vie farmers, and from the profits 4iinny have bought automobiles. National Bank of Commerce And First National Will Hereafter Be One. STRENGTHENS LOCAL BANK SITUATION Capital of the New Bank Is 800,000 and the Deposits Over 4,000,000. The Xational Bank of Commerce and the First National bank will consolidate July 15. This announcement was made by tie directors of the two Institutions Thurs day, after a meeting which was held Wednesday to complete the arrange ments for the consolidation. The con solidated bank will be known under the name of the older institution, the First Vationnl bnnk, -which was the strongest bank in the southwest even before the merger. It will have a combined capital and surplus of $S0O,0OO, with deposits of over $4,000,000 and resources of more than 35.000,000. To give El Pnso a big Institu tion with sufficient strengta t finance the largest undertakings, is tl reason Riven by the directors for consolidation. The directors of the Miidated bank will include all of present directors of the two banks w the addition of A. Krakauer, H. B. Stev ens, X. T. White, J- W. Zollers and S. Lontr. These nnmes have been aAt(j to the directorate together with cftt-,-strong financial men of the city, w&t names are not yet made known. Tho date set for the consolidation U been fixed as July 15th, at Which time the strength of the two banks will be combined in a greater First National bank for a greater El Paso. Xotblnjr definite has yet been announced as to the personnel of the official force of the new bank, although it is known that the officials of both institutions will be retained In the new organization. It has been known for the past Knontb. that a combination of local banks was being considered, although nothing defi nite was decided until the meeting of the directors of the First National and the Bank of Commerce AVednesday. This 1 conference resulted in an agreement to join forces under the name of the older Institution and with a capital stock -xeater than any in the southwest. CITY NATIONAL BANK DOUBLES CAPITAL Directors Think $150,000 Is Too Small Capitali zation. Announcement has been made by the directors of the Citv National bank that the capital' stock of the institution has been increased from $150,000 to $300,000. The bank was first organized with a capital stock of $100,000 but the business demanded a larger capital and this amount was raised to $150,000. At the last meeting of the directors It was voted to double the capitalization, making the total $300,000. ALLEGED TEXAS BANK SWINDLER IS ARRESTED Dalhart, Tex., June y. The American, Bankers association wires the First National bank this morning that Chas. S. Meeker, ah alleged international bank crook, has been turned over to the Texas authuorlties and to send a sheriff to New York for the man at once. Sheriff McCanlish. of Dalhart. leaves tonight for his man. It is an import ant case. His alleged irregular methods caught the banks all through the south west. NOTED ENGLISHMAN DIES. London. Eng., June 9. Sir George Newnes. founder of the Westminster Gazette. Tid Bits and the Strand Maga zine, and donor of the international chess trophy bearing his name, died to day. He was born in March. 1S51, and was a Liberal member of parliament.