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EL PASO, TEXAS
Saturday Evening, Febrnary 24, 1912-28 Pages Week-End Edition WKATHKA FORSCAST. Fair tonight and Sunday colder Sunday. MEXICAN FIGHTERS MUST RESPECT LIFE OF lEIllS San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 24. Emilio Vasquez Gomez has wired president Madero, of Mexico, from here, asking him to surrender the presidency of the country and prevent further bloodshed and growth of the revolutionary movement. Gomez has been advanced as a presidential possibility by the Vasquista revolutionists in Mexico, and his name ap pears as one of the signers of the proclamation issued at El Paso Friday night declaring Gen. Geronimo Trevino president of Mexico and Pasqual Orozco commander of the troops. The telegram sent to president Madero yesterday reads: "When you became president only part of the state of Morelos was in rebellion. Today, on account of the, action of the government, this rebellion has spontaneously extended to the greater part of the country and will continue to extend." -9- REBELS HE t)iD FOR Mexico North Western Rail road Expected to Afford Means of Ingress. NATIONAL BSOAD SILL TEED IIP A Jfexioi - of tieXai L'ln section emnlnv of tS National line came in ; roin mesa, oelow Juarez, Sat urday morning at 11 oclock and reported that a train had arried at Bawhe with revo lutionists on board. , Another report at 2 p. m. said that 18" cars of revolutionists had detrained at Bauche and that the trains had been sent back f?r reinforcements. The troops are supposed to be those of Rojas and Salazar, coming: to take Juarez. Co! Antonio Rejaa, with an army tnojgnt to number knout 2040 men. loaded ai Madera last night and this morning: and is supposed to be on his wa north over the Mexican North estern to effect a Junction with Inez fealazafs force, which spent the night it Guzman, and tog-ether come into Juarez this e enlng. The indefinitenesf: of the story cov-f-iug this rather formidable movement of troops is due to the fact that short 1 after Col Rojas was reported as .adlng a number of carloads of corn t Madera last niajht and getting cars In position to be loaded with his men and horses, the telegraph service of t le Xorth Western went out of com mission, and up to late Saturday af ternoon had not been restored. Rejac, Expected Matuctftmrlly. That Roja is coming; to Juarez is understood, as when he commandeered the engines and cars be announcedhis Intention of coming in for the purpose of capturing the biggest port of entry on the border. That Salazar is waiting- for Rojas is a conclusion based on the knowledge apstaSM todav that be lias had a teacst at his dis posal and his failure to come in more rapidly is now supposed to be due to his desire to wait till Rojas could come up and join him. Barring accidents, the joined arm ies should reach Juarez tonight. That their coming -will be resisted by the citizens' committee of Juarez is not believed. A complete and peaceful sur render of the customs house, postof fice and all other public offices and property is looked for and the Vasquis tas will be in control of one of the richest ports of entry in the republic of Mexico. Two Trains Expected. Two trains, one passenger and one i freight, are expected to arrive over the North Western from Madera Saturday afternoon. They were scheduled to lea-re Msders. and perhaps did so, but the telegraph lines are down noth ing definite is known as to their movements It is expected that Miss Eleanor Wil son daughter of Woodrow Wilson. .governor of New Jersey and Demo cratic candidate for the presidency of the United States, who has been vis iting friends at Madera, will be a pas6nger en the first train. Miss Wil son's presence in the heart of the dis- a meted district at this time nas i raised much uneasiness among- the GENS. TRE urn VINO PROCLAIME Gen. Geronimo Trevino for president and Gen. Rasouai Oroaco for commander of the arary are the leaders nominated in the laieet revoiutiorttry 5rociam& tn. The prodaanatioa .was jjiven publicitv in El Psso Fridfcv eveame and purports to be signed bv Gonzales C. Enrile, for mer Mexican consul to Belgium, under Diaz: Emilio Vaaquee, supposed to mean Emilio Vjasquez Gomez, lately nominated for the premdeocy bv the rebels ; Manuel Garza AHapa. nomimefced t the m ti1" for che vice presidency; Andreas Garza Galan. identified with the old Gentrfico party: Delia Moreno Canton. Xii-anor Valdfv. Jose Garcia Ouadra and JoFe rordora. secretarv to Orozco. Orozco's Endorsement. Followinp thp names appearing as sign er of the pnv la mat ion. anoears the fol low inc. nlo pnnceo all of the proctama k' - iiWntel. een to the signatures. Ik f- i- iDthis to m1iute that 1 - nature- are auth-mzen .ill act of my life are inspired by The tefogram continues: "In the conscience of citizens, foreigners and your self, and for reasons we will not discuss, this condition makes the return of peace impossible. The result, if you continue resisting the numerous revolutionary move ments by military force, will not be in pursuit of a peace already impossible; and youlr resistance will oblige all Mexicans to continue Mlling each other without other result for you, than to assume the grave responsibility of causing the shedding of more JMexican blood, to pro long and make more intense the state of disorder, and each day t6 make more distant the return of peace, which all desire urgently . "In this respect your responsibility to the country, the world and history is immense. "To obviate such great evils, and the perils which such things ean only engender, I believe it to be my pa triotic duty to appeal to your patriotism, inviting you, as I have, in the name of the country, to return to the revo lution the power which it gave to you and which return of power I ask today according to the 'plan of Tacu baya,' in the name of and to comply with the 'plan of San Luis Potosi.' "In this way .there would be no further killing of our brothers, these armed revolutionary movements would cease at once, and peace would descend ou the country with tranquility and confidence for all interests and for all consciences, which" It is urgent fo obrairr and assure. "Will your patriotism give the country this blessing! Upon you it exclu sively depends." Bandits cross to arizona side of line Lwuglas, Ariz.. Feb. 24. Raiding work oh the bandits hare commenced Arizona side of the boraer. The ranch of Chris Christensen. 16 miles west of here suffered the loss of seven horses and three mules several days ago. The matter was reported to sheriff Wheeler, who took it up with the Mexican of ficials. The Mexicans promised to send rurales after the rustlers and sent one lad of IT. who returned the next day. American officers were refused per mission to cross the line unless un armed. In pursuit ' of the marauders. The matter was then taken up with governor Hunt by the sheriff, with the request that the governor take it up with the state department. The EHas ranch, 10 miles east of here, young woman's friends and the friends of ber distinguished father in the north and east, though It is said that she has at no time felt that she was In any danger. She is only coming out now because her vacation Is nearly at an end and because of the importuni ties of her friends in the east The Madera Firr. The value of tne Dronertv destroved at Madera by the fire of Thursday was not great, tnough it did cause some suffering among the women and chil dren deprived of shelter. From every other point of view the fire is said to have been a good thing, as It removed a huddle of unsightly and unsanitary jacals which should never have been erected. Tile box factory and mills st Madera have been closed temporarily and a number of men thrown out of work. The suspension Is said to have been due to lack of raw material, caused by a dearth of men in the logging department. National Mae Tied Up. The Mexican National Js still tied the most Trofound love of mv country, and. convinced of the falsifying of the principles of the kst revolution that I upheld, they re carrying the country to anarchy and rom. I do not recognize j fernment ( Francisco I. aMdero. and I attach nrvself in an ahsoktte man ner to the revolution "proclaimed in this manifesto and to the principles in it an nounced: and I declare tha T -;n ,au j them with the same hope, and I will aid mkji.uk Ku.cimuenijM wen. Geronimo Tm,,0 ,, -r, Jual Oroaco, Jr." May Be a Compromise. There has been considerable talk jn Mexico CStv of late regarding Gen. Tre vino for president. In circles where it is admitted that Madero is failing as a pres ident. Gen. Trevino 'lias 'Seen suggested as the Hian who could restore order in the repunhc and manv politicians of prominence, members of rr.itzresg and oilier, including manv friendly to Ma dero. lae dec-bred that it was time foi a change. It is possible that there have been UD OROZCO ARE 0 NEW REBEL LEADERS great was. attacked this morning at S oclock by a band ot robbers, who drove off a large- number of horse's and several steers to toe hills. Pancho Bllas. in at tempting to defend his property, was shot and seriously wounded. He was hMiiivkf tn ' A miB Uri.ta fn. trafitmAIlt H. S. Packard, a Salt Lake mining en- ..... , ,. ?nV.,rfSnS? rw-B??-rrt,- hard trip from Torreon. He niade the return distance from Torreon to Eagle Pass In six days, using a train, three handcars and two horses. He was held up and robbed of his gun by bandits. Passengers on the train with Packard, repaired four bridges in order to go from Torreon to San Pedro. No mail has been received in Torreon from Mex ico City since February 1. up and will days to come. be tied up for several Thus far six bridges I have been reported burned south of Mocteeuma. with several sections yet to hear from, and which may be re paired from the Chihuahua end of the division. The telegraph lines are stHl out of commission as through lines. taousrn tney nave oeen repaired and I areworking: as far south as the work train, which Is restoring burned bridges, has been able to proceed. It is pretty well established now that the bridges were destroyed by Vas quistas, but It has not been made plain why they should do so, except to gratify a desire to destroy for de struction's sake. With Salazar and Rojas each in possession of trains, and together In control of the north, and with a probability that each or both might find It necessary to S to Chihuahua, it is thought strange by railroad men that the wanton riestruc- .... i l Hon of bridges should have been in dulged In. gome rapid exchanges of communications between the rebel leaders and eertain coneressmefi -and leading politicians with the result that the rebels have agreed to- accept Trevino. whom lite congress men have favored, providing Oroeeo is made conMfender of the army. This be ing the case, the acceptance of Trevino mav be followed by the resignation of Miidero and peace may shortly be re stored. Simultaneously with the circulation of tbe proclamation, news became public that wo hnwrera from the staxe of Nuevo Leon, of which Monterey is the capital, were in El Paso this week con ferring with men known to represent the Vasquista junta. Tt is now believed that these men came here as representatives of Trevino to consult with the Vasquista rebel, and with Orozco s friends. t The rebels hae declared that thev are i not fighting p-rtieularh for Vasquez Gomez, and that if another suitable man (Continued on Fr.ge Tare.). 1 STATUS OFGEN. ISI PUZZLE Whether He Is Loyal or Not, , Is Puzzling United States Officials. KELLY ASKS FOR TROOPS IN JUAREZ Washington, D. C, Feb. 24. State department officials are in considerable doubt as to Gen. Orozco's status. They have nothing; more than a rumor that he had deserted Madero for the revo lutionary cause, official dispatches re lating entirely to revolutionary move ments in the belt east and west across the country from Torreon to Tampieo on the Gulf of Mexico. The only exceptiaa is a short mas sage from Atarax Indicating that the situation thdre crease; that many persons are depart ing into the United States and that the railroad does not attempt to run trains. Depicting the general situation, the dispatches say apparently all the rev olutionary bands which have been in evidence in Nogales have gone Into Chihuahua From San Luis Potosi a report was received that everything is quiet there. SattiHo. In Coahuiia, also is reported quiet, but two towns south of there have been occupied by the rebels and telegraph -wires have been cut. Organization of Vasquez hands is j rumored from Tampieo. Kelly Auks for TrooPs. A request for American intervention In Mexico was made upon the war de partment when majjor Kelly and a dele gation of citizens or isi laso urgently secretary Stimson to send Amer- I lean troops Into Juarez to preserve or- er and "to protect Americans." Secre- j ry Stimson replied that it was lm- i 'ly. j "' Kelly Returns Home " "e2"" nome. Mayor Kelly, who intended to see the president today, was called home ' last night by telegram and left at once for El Paso. In a dispatch from a government of ficial on the border, one not in the diplomatic service, it was reported that Gen. Geronimo Trevino. In Chihuahua. was believed to have turned to the aid of the Insurrectionists. me .Mexican emoasay aaa no anvices and no official there cared to make comment. A coalition between Gens. Orozco and Trevino Is looked upon here as fraught with great consequences. Gen. Treyino Is in Monterey In control of the military In th nnrthAantern nart of MoyImi while Gen. Orozco is operating in the northwestern part, xaese two generals, hitherto controllng all federal troops In the northern part of the country, might. It is believed, completely cut off the north from the south. Isolating Mexico City and Its immediate vicinity from connection with the United States. Kelly'." Visit. Mayor Kelly, of El' Paso, Winchestei Cooley, an El Paso banker, and three tarv Stimson that Juarez, with i nna - . . . population, llnteed to Ki Faso by an international bridge anri a trolley line, virtually was a part of El Paso. "Night ly robberies, holdups and assaults In Juarez in which Americans were vic tims and In which their business houses were looted had become intolerable," the mayor said. He asked that soldiers be sent to patrol the city until the (Mexican government could control the situation. By the -withdrawal of Jig. dero's troops, the mavor said, Juarez had been left defenceless. Secretary Stimson pointed out that United States troops could not be sent into foreign territory, and said that a departure from this .government's polioy would not be warranted so long as life BEIRUT IS BOMBARDED BY ITALIAN WARSHIPS Beirut. Syria, Feb. :tA flotilla of Italian warships this Clt. killed 60 Inhabitants and ivomidrd many other several small Turklali irnnlln.- ,. . . i- Appearing suddenly off the port the commanders ef the Italian Kunboat Volanturno and the armor,, cruiser Gini.epie Garibaldi sent to -the author ities a preemptory demand for the surrender of the THrkUh Kunboats. Before the provisional governor could deliver hU reply, or ask for time to netrotlatc, the cruisers opened fire. , In a short time the Turkish sunboata were dlnnbled and In a sinking con dition. The custom houne was greatly damaged rnd other buildings alio suf fered. Many persons who came within the zone of file, were nlaughtered. A panic set In and the people fled towards the Lebanon hilM. I TURKS DEFEAT ITALIANS. Paris, France. Feb. 25. vn Italian force was defeated by Turks and Arab after a violent combat, on February 22, at Zcoxur, n coant town. 14 miles west of Tripoli, according to dispatches received here today from cor respondents of the Paris Temps, If Further Firing Into American Territory Takes Place, United States Artillery Will Take A Hand-Three Batteries And Another Regiment Of Infantry Com ing To EI Paso-Cabinet Orders Army Ready For Mobilization. Washington, D. C, Feb. 24. United States troops will cross the Mexican border the moment American life is endangered by fighting in Mexico. If Juarez is attacked and a battle ensues, it is certain that troops will be rushed from El Paso to stop the fight ing and take possession of the town. Additional troops have been ordered to El Paso, including a full regiment of in fantry and three batteries of field artillery, and the commanding officer of the border guard is to be instructed to act energetically in protection of American life and property. In case of fighting across the border line in the future, the American commanders have been instructed by the war department to send the usual notice that American lives and properly shall not be endangered. If this notice is not heeded and a zone of safety respected, the American troops are directed not to hesitate to go into Mexican territory to enforce a proper degree of protection for American citizens. DRASTIC ACTION NECESSARY. This policy, the most drastic yet adopted with reference to events in Mexico,- fol lowed a white house conference participated in by president Taft, secretary of war Stim son, and Huntington Wilson, acting secretary of state. Orders were issued despatching the entire 22nd infantry and three batteries of the Third Field artillery from Fort Sam Houstonrai San Antonio, to El Paso. " The while house conferees, it was said, discused the advisability of another large mobilization of troops along the entire Mexican frontier to be prepared to act in an emer gency. TROOPS READY TO MOBILIZE. Telegrams were sent to army posts throughout the country ordering commandants to have their troops ready and supplies packed for immediaie entraining. These messages were prepared, one to each garrison, more than a month ago, and the only thing necessary was to send the whole batch to a telegraph office. Troops practically have been resting on their arms for several weeks as a result of conditions below the international line. The army war college has completed plans for a new mobilization and it would be only a matter of a few hours to have the troops on a train and ready for another "maneuver division." Much activity was displayed at both the stale and war departments today. At the state department, acting secretary Wilson, following his visit to the white house, was closeted with the officials of the division having supervision over foreign affairs relating to M exico. - and property was not endangered by operations across the river. The El Paso delegates protested against any reduction of the border pa trol. A large cavalry force was neces- sarv. they said. The delegation also pleaded for leniency In the case of Lieut. Ben M. Fetid, who took a detachment into Jua rez on .a trolley car. Secretary Stimson declined to interfere with the order for a court martial. Orozce'n Defection. Officers of the war department are awaiting with the keenest interest con firmation of the reported defection of Orozco. All that Is known here was con tained in a brief telegram from Col. Steever at El Paso in which he said: "It Is reported that Madero's one time right hand man and the leading- gen eral In his army during; the revolution, has decided to quit his cause and to head 1490 revolutionists who are re ported to be marching on Chihuahua." While such an attitude on the part ot Orozco. accomoanled by a growth of I the rebellion, perhaps, would justify an increase of the American troops on the frontier, it was pointed out that his assumption of leadership really would diminish the cause for Interna tional friction. Some Mexican Trenble. It was reported from Veracruz that small bands of rebels or marauders oc cupied that neighborhood, but that no Americans had complained of mistreat ment at their hands. A situation of ap- nrlin.lnn 1 r.rnrteri from FrrtntAi-a fin Sonora, but Americans have not been molested. today boiHlinriled Thcr also Hank MORE TROOPS, INCLUDING URTILLERipiNG HERE Full Regiment of Infantry and Three Batteries of Field Artillery Are Ordered to El Paso to Preserve Neutrality and Protect Americans on the Border, Because of the Seriousness of the Mexican Situation. Washington, D. C, Feb. 24. Stirred tq action by the grave reports of revolution and anti-American sen timent in northern Mexico, the war department to day ordered an additional regiment of infantry and a battalion of field artillery, to El Paso, Tex., to re inforce the border patrol and to prevent injury to the people there iii the event of righting in Juarez Infantry and Artillery. The 22nd infantry and batteries A, B, and C, of the Third field artillery, will make up the reinforce ments and will be sent to El Paso from San An tonio. Tex. The decision followed a white house conference today participated in by president Taft, secretary of war Stimson and acting seer etary of state Wilson. The troops will, be under orders to prevent Urine across the line. Ordered to Be Ready. San Antonio. Tex., Feb. 24. The 22nd infantrv and part ofthe Third field artillery were ordered to hold themselves in readiness to move on short notice Railroads are gathering cars for their transportation '