REGULAR EDITION AXD
EI Paso, Texas, ,
April 22, 1911 22 Pages
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American Boys Are Released
Prom Mexican Prison; In
EL Paso Now.
DIAZ GIVES THEM
Edwin Blatt, Lawrence Converse and
Richard Brown were released from the
jail In Juarez at 12 oclocK Saturday
and came to El Paso an nour later. The
release came as a complete surprise to
them, for, although they Knew that
steps were being- taken to secure their
freedom, they were unaware of the
order issued yesterday by president
Diaz to that effect.
This morning- Mrs. Converse and
SSSSTS ttee2SJto jSSl'Madero, After Seeing Father, Agrees Not to Attack
lj sccjv lujiaeuiaie release 01 young
Converse ana Blatt. The judge having
received no official order to that effect
yet. could not comply with the request.
They then went to Gen. Navarro to see
what might be done. The general had
not received any order of release, but
he had been notified fi-om Mexico City
of the letter given to Converse's father
and he saw no reason why the boys
should be kept longer in jail, and he
decided to issue ah order for the re
lease. Mr. Smith and Mrs.
then returned to the federal court and ,Red sat,HfactIoa. Ke qn,cl5: to
the boys were sent for by judge MI-1 . , . , , , ,
3-anda, young Brown being included In tafornl members of liis cabinet and he
the order. summoned secretary of war James 31.
On arriving in the courtroom Mrs. j Dickinson especially for a short con
Converse tenderly kissed her son, but fereHce4 TIlc secretary ma notably
there was no emotion shown. The three j
boys signed the release and then went Passed when he left the white house,
to the jail to get their belongings. J- The president"! first information
young Converse and his mothei walk-
ing arm nr arm down-the street.
Edwin Blatt remarked after being re
leased: "I could fly from here to Mount j
Young Converse was also very happy
and declared that the credit for their
release should go mainly to Genl Har
rison Gray Otii, of the Los Angeles
Times, who had worked untiringly in
their behalf. He added:
"However, I have had more comfort
during my imprisonment man I did
when I was with the insurrectos.'
Richard Brown, who was arrested
four days later than the other two boys,
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being taken, as he arrived in Juarez, j
was formerly engaged in hospital work r
on tho insurrecto side, when captured
& Sou SKrSSal
wa deli ITh ted with his release, along 1
with the other two. He expressed him- i
self as feeling -that he was very lucky j
to get off at this time, as he was not j
anare who had been working for him.
The Blatt boy, who is from Pitts-
hurg,,wui go to iaiiiornia wtui w-
rence Converse to spend a time visit- ,
ing at his home in Lrlecaora, . , ... I aa1 sfrongly reiterated in cominunt-
The three boys will hold sl reception . definite statement soon. In his original J tlons seat froni hcre t thc rebel
to 'their friends in the lobby of the proposition he indicated to the Insur- leaders, there was an appeal to patriot
Sheldon from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening. eHtleaderR the necessity cr an armls- i and h.yaltj. The Mexican govern-
themrelgeuing thetr ha:r cut and
buying new ciotnes. j
JTJABE2 JAILEE IS
AMOla THE Missma
Xavarette Disappears "Fol
lowing the Escape of
J. Navarette, superintendent, of the
Juarez jail, who" has held that position j
for many years disappeared Friday j
night and no trace of him can be found, j
It is stated that money deposited by !
prisoners disappeared at the same time, j
t- :. lq-uq,.i ; to,. t. Vi j
,o . uu..w ...v. ...v, . ,
SKEW SSS SSth?SJSS !
of Gluseppi Garibaldi's forces of the
insurrectos. Valencia -vas arrestee in
.Juarez, axuTO uiBiu, wnue ne wasj
walking about the streets n dTillax, I
ficers. Sunday morning he escaped over ! nor Insurgent forces are in evidence. He old a public recognition of the Inur
a rear wall of the jail and succeeded in J Tlcileves that the presence or arms too rc J"' mvomrvrps en
getting away. It is thought that Nava- . BerotlatIOM onld ??,? ?I?Jl?S SOOrA'
rette, fearing this escape might merit
him a severe reprimand and possibly a
jail sentence, left town.
RACING BILL LACKS ONE
VOTE OF PASSING IX DEXVEU. I
Denver, Colo., "April 22. The senate
today failed to pass1 over the governonis
veto the Cornforih bill legalizing horse
racing and pari-mutual betting. It
lacked only one vote.
ST A TEHOOD
FOR CONSIDER A TIOM
"Washington; D. C, April 22. The territories committee continued its
session today, A. B. Fall and George Curry speaking for present consid
eration.' An adjournment was taken u ntll Tucj-day morning.
Statehood, it may be authoritatively stated, Is part of the Democratic
program, coming after the free list b ill and the reapportionment hill have
been disposed of, which will probably occur next week. Speeches for or
against either constitution may affec t the resolution. The house will re
port as to the provisions of either constitution, bnt It -will not delay thp
statehood program, at least as' far a s the house or house committee on
territories i concerned
Kew York, !N. Y., April 22. That PorfMo Diazes preparing to retire from the presidency of Mexico is the
story printed here and given credence. '
Stephen Bonsai wiring the rTew York- Times, reports on what he calls, good authority that vice president
Eamon Gorral is to cable his resignation and that president Diaz will go Jo Pnebla on May 1 and on May 5, the
anniversary of his defeat of the French at that place, will retire formally vith something like Washington's
farewell address. " ' --'- -
The battle of Puebla was one of the most important in the history of Mexico and every "year the"" Cinco e
jjklayo" celebrations of the Mexican people almost equal'those of Mexican independence , on .September 16. Gen.
Diaz was the hero of the battle and has always been the hero Qf the day in all celebrations ; the people have al
ways wired their congratulations and have acclaimed him their great leader and saviour.
Juarez Meets With Volunteer Peace Commission
ers inLittle Hut Near His Camp Wife Visits
, Him Again Today Armies Are Besting
on Their Arms.
"Washington, I. C, April 22. Presi
dent Taft received the news of the ar-
j rangement for an armistice -with undls-
came from the Associated Press dte-
'j patches: It is believed that the armls-j
tice will relieve both the Mexican and
j United States governments of an em-
barrassing tangle over tiie Douglas,
The president, though somewhat dls-
turbed. by the occurrences in Mexico,
has never ahandoned the hope that the
warring factions would be paci
fied. He has been confident that
, T - rnnia i, tntraTnnt
in restoring jlexlco to traHqiulIty and
the fact that the former ambassador
has participated in the negotiations
lle president very much.
"THE ZONE OF PEACE."
"the zone between Juarez, and the dty
of Chihuahua" In which the armistice
-s t b effe.ted Gomez declared he
im iii i-tici irii. viuuicA uri:itai.c:u mw i
rti i,t eotx a mnr, !
' Is not yet certain but expected a more '
tlce In the state of Chihuahua and the J
aonacrn du-i m auUUia, ":u au.- ,
eludes those parts of 3IexIco contiguous
to the United States, where the dis
turbances have been most frequent.
He Intimated that- if the aone did not
include most of the American horde
he would make such a suggestion, as j
'he was desirous of forestalling any
further complications on the boundary
NEGOTIATIONS IN MEXICO.
It Is helieved here that while
Rmistice is to include only a
P of Mexico, it will have the actual I
ef rect of producing at least temporary j
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inactlTlty on tne pan oi xae uuri,cuU
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Gomez is snia lOjoe wousu l"c 5
bellef that pence negotiations should j
b conducted on 3IexICan territory and
. neIther Mml
believes that the presence or arms too
near the scene of negotiations vtonld j
have a disquieting effect on the pro
ceeding. MADERO'S CHANGED POSITION.
--The sudden change in the attitude of
'FranclHCo I. Madero his agreement to
an armistice although until late last
nlprht he was reported as obdurate
against both armistice and peace pro-
pcsals, Is explained here by the fact
that Dr. Vasqnes Goniez in numerous
messages within the' last 24 hours
pointed out the complications that had
arisen between the T'nited States and
Mexico over the incidents on 'the bor
der. Although he had no access to gov
ernment officials, Gomez has been cog-,
nizant of the impression which recent .
Mexican developments have made upon
the administration. He plainly showed
j his disappointment at the turn of events
t in Washington following the recelat of
j the Mexican note.
j Gomez believed that American Inter- '
ventlon was not an Impossibility and
hastened to remonstrate with the rebel
leaders against any repetition along
the American border of snch incidents
as occurred at Douglas. He had re
ceived assurancea front the Mexican
government that it was disposed to
consider any proposals the insurgents
would formally submit. These, it was
before the Mexican cabinet and every
effort would be made to adjust the
various differences out of which the
rebel lion arose.
3IEXICO APPEARS SINCERE.
Til Cll tf tllA WAY-wrnmn-r4-f4 7 n.-rr. n.1
. wb. -x- A.ciiivni:ukiiiiii4in tuaiin
to Gomez by the Mexican Kvcrnment
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Hilown a acslro to treat the InsiirscntK
with all courtesy and good feellrir and
Indicated Its earnestness to bpdu n I
systematic reformation of the present
conditions in Mexico. '
The message to Dr. Gomez from Ma
er', agreeing to an armistice was trans
mitted threagh Conxales Garn at E
Pasa and readi: as follows: '
'Taking into consideration the actual
situation, 3Iadcro accepts the armlstica
proposal covering the zone of Junrcs
in order to negotiate peace in a con
ference to follow."
The news of the agreement to ar-
range an i
Earrt, m j
arniirmce was Iznmediatelv
by Gomez to Francisco de
" "- '".R uiiairs in
it?c4mm - fAwa. .e
wexlco City, with whom be him been In
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Jf"?' "STo tfiT
tMOnsh action by that government mav
he f -nnofflclally In or.i I
..itucru a cuiiicr uirasanc Spurning SB
armistice gave Br. Gnmcx a sleepless
night but he is jubilant today over
what he believes to be the success of
hlM activities and he declared that
Mexico was now on the road to peace.
He wired aiadero to send him comp'ete
instructions nofohly for an armistice
but for the peace conference that are
to follow. Gonier. declared t0 the As
sociated Press representative that ne
gotiations for peace probably would be
alone; the same lines of the conferences
wh-ch have been held with Limantonr
and de-la Darrn, when they were in the
Hesald It was very likely that he
would go to Juarez in a short time but
preliminary arrangements would be
made with the Mexican government
j Mexlean ambassador Zamaconn was
j elated when he heard that an armistice
seemed very confident that the disturb
ances in Mexico would soon come to an
THE ONLY QUESTION.
- The only question now troubling any
body whether Madero "can deliver
the goods;" wnctl'er the men in arms
will accept the armistice and Xease
fighting, or whether in small bands
many of the discontents will continue
FIGHTING REPOR TED
CLOSE TO DOUGLAS
Agua Prletn, Sonora, Mexico, April 22. A detachment of 300 Mexican
federal troops marched eastward to Cienzas Spring, 12 miles distant, late last
night and an American arriving In Son gins today reported that there had been
firing last uicrht In the vicinity of Nigger-bend mountain. Many Americans
have joined the ebe at Cienzas Springs ia the last two days.
Col. Cfcas. O'Connor has arrived with four troops of the Sixth U. S cavalry
tcrnard the border.
The fighting at Cenlzas springs this morning consisted of an exchange of
shots between an advance guard of federals and rebel scouts, .supposed to be
the advance guard of a small body
ported at the headquarters of Madame
had entered the mountain pass of Ccnlzns with a machine gun and rebel scouts
fired on them from behind the rocks, killing a number.
Three hundred federals and 140 rebels are reported engaged. There -was
no heT" firing and otiiex couriers from the scene declare that no machine
fans were used.
A telephone message from. -San Bernardino ranch, -the nearest point to the
righting, says that these was only desultory firing all morning.
FIVE BI& LEAGUE
T? T-nfoif'oioc WH-h Oomoc
liam J-ntei tei eS V ltJl brameS
Scheduled For This
Rain this afternoon caused Ave big
league games to be postponed. They
At Pittsburg Clnclnnati-Pittsburg.
At Philadelphia New York-Philadelphia.
At Brooklyn Boston-Brooklyn.
At Cleveland Cleveland-St. Louis.
At New Tork Washington - New
TWENTY KILLED IN
AN AFRICAN WRECK
Railroad Bridge Collapses
and Train Palls Three
Capetown. South Africa, Aoril 22.
Twenty persons were killed, when a
passenger train on the Kwiera rail
road plunged into a rock gorge 250
feet deep, owing to the collapse of
.the Blaauwkrantz bridge. 13 miles
from Qrahamstown, today.
Twenty passengers were earried
down with the coaches and killed. The
bodies were torn to pieces in the midst
of the debris of the cars.
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from Chihuahua. The rebel courier re
Tnlamantes at noon that the federals
OUT AT BGUGKLAS
Mexico Explains Some More j
"WasHinirton. U. C- A.r:i 22. A fur
ther explanation of Mexico's reply re
' garding t.ie Douglas incident reached
president Taft today from ambassador
1 "Wilson in Mexico City. wiuon ex- j
piameu tnat ue ia. 5arra iook me yu-
sition that both nations had a right
to offer their views as to the question
' In dispute. The note meant nothing
J more, the ambassador said. The Idea
' tha't Diaz replied in a spirit of uu-
, friendliness was declared to be absurd
rifflnint i-anni-to -rai3.fari liv tllf War I
V1&4IU1 1 tJVi VO .WA.V ". fc.. - .
department today from CoL Sibley,
commanding tne department ot Colo
rado confirmed the Associated Press
dispatches from Douglas, Arizona, aa
to the recent incidents there.
Sibley declares that the Mexican con
sul probably made report to his gov
ernment too soon ani certainly at a
time when public opinion was still run
ning strong. It is knou n that tne
Mexican government ba.ed its repre
sentations regarding the uouglss inci
dents on reports of its consul and the
fact that conflicting news reached
"Washington and Mexico City regaro
ing the disturbances lias been inferred
by the state department as the reason
for.' the misunderstanding.
Sibley says that no shot; were fired
from the American side of the border.
Capt. tiaujot in company with Charles
McKoan, crossed the line to request the
surrender of the Mexican federals ai
the bejiest of Capt. Jesus Vargas, of the
Mexican federal army, -alio had come
into tbe United States.
PASSES THE HOUSE
"Washington, D. C. April 22.
President Tafi's Canadian reclprocitv
agreement, supported by all but
a handful of Democrats and opposed
by a majority of the Republicans. la"5
passed the house by a vote of 265 to
"With nearly 200 Democrats. ;n c n- I
trol and their action endorsed by
many Republicans, the bill was adoot-
I ed with no amendments, and in j1-
most Identically the form in' vhlch H
passed the hpu80 lstt ression.
The bill seeks tc nut into effect ie
formal agreement r.eached oatweei
president Taft and nembers Jf the
Canadian cabinet for a reduction o
tariff rates on many article and freo
trade In many others, across the Ca
nadian border. Added to it by the Dem
ocratic leaders, is a section, which
"authorizes and requests" president,
' Taft to make further efforts to secure
still freer trade relations with Canada
in the form of additional reciprocal re
lations. The passage of the bill marked tho
close for a fight that had raged in the
houe for six days. In that time the
safety of the mearure was at no time
threatened; but the Democratic and
Republican leaders, working for its
passage, conceded all the opportunity
desired by its opponents for debate
Plan Independence Monnmcnt.
A resolution appropriating $10,000
for plans for a monument in Wash
ington to the signers of the declara
tion of independence has been intro
duced In the senate by senator Gallln- ',
A bill reapportioning the member
ship of the house of representatives
and almost identical with the Crum
packer bill which passed the house last
session but tiled in the senate, has
been reported by the committee on
census. It provides for a membership
of 433. No state loses any members In
the house by the reapportionment.
u uuuuuu lhul uti
Sudden Change of Madero in Views Due to Danger of a
Rupture With United States if Fighting Con
tinues Near Border Mexican Government Is
Willing to Treat With the Insurrectos.
The Mexican federal and rebel armies still face each other, -waiting ox
their arms. Francisco I. Madero, leader o the insurrectos, has consented te
an armistice of four days for the purpose of discussing peace. For several
hours this morning the rebel leader discussed the matter with his father ajt
others in n small adobe house near the EI Paso smelter. This aftemj,
while admitting that peace negotiations are under way, he says he Is mmafcie
to give any details and Is awaiting a statement from Washington, where Dzi
"Vasqnez Gomez is carrying on the negotiations with Mexico City.
The conference with Gen Madero adjourned at 1:55 oclecfc an th
members returned at once to El Faso. Madero and his staff retiming t
tho camp. t
Just before the conference adjourn el Poncho Villa? the bandit leader, "went
to the adobe house and Gen. Madero came out to sec hlraand took hint int
the house and introduced film to the peace envoys.
HEARS OF AMERI CANS RELEASE.
After the conference Madero was told that Converse, Blatt- alBrwn, ha4
been released, and he said:
etl am very, very glad.'
Mrs. Madero was sh interested spec tator during the peace conference
When It had ended and she came from the house, she remarked:
"If they want peace, why do they not quit persecuting people? I refer to
the arrest of my brotherinlaw. He was arrested recently in Mcxic.
Saturday morning Madero had a .
meeting with Ms father, who spent
Friday night In EI Pa-o, but as neither
i had received anything from Washing-
Ion, the meeting was merely a friendly
j one rpue provisional president had a
short time previously declared that
he had-granted the armistice and was
awaiting news from "Washington.
A PEACE COXFEREXCE.
Iater others joined father and sons
for a meeting In a little adube house,
near the EI Paso brick yards, on the
west side of the Rio Grande, close to
the Xew Mexico line.
Attending -this conference, were
i Francisco , Madero, sr.. father of Gen.
Madero, Eraeirto Madero, an uncle of
he insurrecto leader, and Messrs. Es-
n.uvel Cbregon, SHvestro Tcrrazas and
Oscar 'Branitf, who held peace confer
ences yesterday; Rafael Hernandez and
Frederieo Moyc, the former represent
ing the government, nnd the latter a
merchant of Chlhnahua.
The house in which the conference
was held was surrounded by Madero's
bodyguards and no one was perBiitted
near who did not belong to the peace
j mvdero's t'tfrviev
Pascual Orozco and Raonl Madero
were with Francisco,' when he came
from his camp to the mesa: Mrs. Sara
Perez de Madero was also near. She Is
a relative of the rebel leader.
""What are the terms Of Ihe armis
tice?" Madero was asked! by a Herald
'I am willlns' to waitlfour days for
negotiation with Mexico City.
The zone of peace shall extend from
Chihuahua to Juarez rati' all reinforce
ments for Juarez must stop where they
are: also the fortification of Juarez."
"What are the conditions of the
Oh, you know all the troubje that
has come to Mexico and the, 1qs3 of
life and hloodKhcd. Xatnrally If It Is
xiossiblc to avoid this, I am willing. I
have Riven no ultimatum.
'I dj -not know what teris to ex
pect. The proposal for armistice mer
its my attention, and, of course, my
"If Ilnbsero comes Into Juarez with
federal reinforcements, will that
change the sKuation?" lie was asked.
"Rabngo must stop and Gen. Xavarro
must stop fortifying Juarez.
which t vrfii r.t. i t T,r, ,o.t.
i nave stated tsie contlltions on
no ultimatum.. I have no idea what
will be done yet. I Prefer to wait." .
HUu F-WHEU COMES.
The armistice comes partially as x
result of the xls.it of Madrro's father
in the Interest of peace. The father
and his paTty, including both Adolfo
I and Ernesto 3Indero, the former tbv
brother of the Insurrecto chieftain, the
latter an uncle, arrived Friday night
In the camp, and the insurrectos at
BY THE INSURRECTOS
Torreon, Mexico, April 2-. A telephone message Just received here states
that Mupimi Is surrounded by rebels who have demanded the surrender of the
town and camp. The Pennies Mining company op'erating there Is a German
concern, one of the richest In Mexico. ;
IVnshington, D. C, April 22. All Americans In Scapulco Including David
E. Thompson, former ambassador to Mexico, have presented petition to
the United Stntes consul requesting the aid of the United States government
saying an attack 0u that city Is imminent.
The consul says S0O rebels have taken Ometepee and are holding it.
They also appeared at San Marcos. The civil authorities In Acapnlco, the con
sul adds, are transferring the records of the court to the fort, which is ex
pected to he the place of refuge.
once declared a 24 kOHr axiHlstlCe to
wYS tt"e1Cadr t0 USCHSS matters
with his fnther. Xater daring fke nijrht
tnc -ehel leader ajrreea- to .JL
j of four days and wired t&e if,
xzooo miles, and mraiM .. .
hlra baefe to El Paso, from wEf
started two wce&s ago today. He
,.. ,Klw Juarez. There
overland ride from Madera
-"u oi ifle -Mexico orfh
Vestera line near Pearson, and l
til tS CamP Party arri i
oeloe? mP d iRht afao O
oeiocfc Before Mirini-!. - . ...
S" ' -- nla
w.ac ccoMpaByinsr him came to El
don wnd t0 qnarterS at te S
mJ3. ere fec nI&t s spent.
THE PEACE .imULSTGBaiSSJ
'Madero instructed me to -notify Dr
?, a ?een- J fcad wlthla late
It evening, said Gonzales Garxa
secretary of the EJ Paso Junta, SS
day mornlnc-. "
n7Je CndJlois of armistice ca
Hot be rfven out at present. Dr.Ge
me and I have been in constant ce-'
mumcatlon this moral,- !
Kstrietly confidential. "
Jlr. Garza received a M..
votc t Tae camp as soon s
Possible. When Mr. Garza arr,TeJ 7t
the camp, Madero's father and the
peace commission were In conference,
and Garza was instructed by the Iiwar
recto leader to send word Iaediately
that he would accept an armistice.
Mrs. Francisco I. Madero called
Garza Saturday and later went te the
insurrecto camp with a party ef
Mr. Garza said that he did not knew
whether or not he would, go to Ma
dero's camp today.
. AGAINST AMEEICANS
Federals in Chihuahua Re
sent Their Participation
Chihuahua, Mesico, April 22. The
feeling engendered among Mexican fed
eral forces by the participation of
Americans in the insurrection Is intense.
euerais regard Americans fiehtimr
i aSainst them as greater foes than na-
! tlVfS ?d those 1U authority have sent
f ut ntlces "tvaVning Americans to keep
I tbe strife. and remaai on their
own side of the border
"'The more Americans who join ho
Insurrectos the greater is the danger
' of International complications." ;aid an
oiticiai. filibusters also imperil the
interests of American business people
in Mexico, and citizens of the United
States should be told they are not
wanted south of the Rio Grande."
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