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EL PASO, TEXAS, Monday Eyening, Harck 18, 1912 12 Pages ASSOCIATED PRESS Leased Wire WEATHKK FORBCST. Fair tonight and Tuesday. T-TTT TJ REBELS II FIGHT AT VACA,CHJHUAHUftSTATE Prisoners From La Bonquill and Vaca Are Being Brought Into' Chihuahua Jose de la Luz Soto Sends Emis- saries to Orozco From Parral State Legisla ture Calls on Madero and Suares to Resign-Villa Very Much Live Leader. (By Phil McLaughlin.) Chihuahua, Mexico. March 18. Twenty-one prisoner were brought to this city last night aboard a special train, captured in the second battle at La Boquilla on Saturday. They will be incarcerated in the state penitentiary until tried according to the law of the suspension of guarantees. Two large cannon and one mortar will be sent south today to Jimenez for use against the federals when the city of Torreon is attacked. ' PrimseH From Vaca. Gen. Orozco announces that a total of 31 prisoners were taken in the bat tle at Vaca station yesterday afternoon between the federals and the Liberals. These will vbe Drought to this, city to moirow for safekeeping. It is said that the law of suspension of guaran tees will not be applied to these pris oners most of whom, it is thought, will enlist in tfce Liberal cause. Todsy or tomorrow, according to Gen Orozco, over 500 volunteers will be added to the Liberal ranks In this city from the towns and sections of Ocampo, Batopiias. Chinlpas and other places. .. , Jose Granados wired Gen. Orozco this morning from Madera that he Is on the way to affiliate with the Liberals v. ith about 200 men. and expects to arrive tomorrow afternoon. Villa let Very Active. Re-ports reaching the city this morn ing state that Villa is heading for the Pilar de Conchos district with about :50 men , . Political officials have been appoint ed in Santa Rosalia and Jimenez and conditions are said to be very quiet. Press Dneaaeei Madero. The local press is severe in Its de nunciation of Ernesto Madero for caus ing it to be said that the government will have over 50.000 soldiers in. field very shortl Such one morning paper tnaracterizes as "a colossal lie.' A caf of high grade silver ore valued at 1S. 000 reached the city on Saturday from the Soledad mine in Cuslhulrla chic. owned by Gen Pascual Orozco and associates. The liquidations, it is said, will be turned over to the liberal treasury to be used for purchasing arms and ammunitions for the cause. Both Santa Rosalia and Jimenez, occupied by the liberals, are quiet and perfect order is being maintained. Gen Emillo Campa is in charge of affairs m Santa Rosalia. At Jimenez Gen. Inez Sal agar is In command with about 800 men The saloons in both towns are kept closed and no liquor is permitted to be sold an where within the district Th laea KBBaeeaca. The engagement which took place yestercav aiternoon at vaca hsubb r tween the vanguard of SalasmrB col umns and the tederals, who withdrew from Jimenez several days before, was stubbornly fought for about an hoar before the federals turned and fled in Uie face of a heavy rain of fire from ffie rifles of the liberals, who were un der the command of Col. Gomez. The battle began with a distance of 600 ards separating the contestants. The liberals gradually moved up under cover of ravines and Irrigation ditches, until but 100 yards separated them. At this distance, coupled with a heavy fire, the federal column broke and ran, leaving three dead. " Follow ing op their advantage, the liberals surrounded lit- and took them prisoners. The liberal loss was three wounded. (Ask Mafcro to Resign. The following letter has been ad dressed to president Francisco I. Ma dero and Tioe president Jose M. Pino .Suarez, by the Chihuahua state con gress The document lacked the sig natures of four members, who were out of the city: To the president of the republic of Mexico: "We who subscribe this memorial form the majority of the congress of the state. Inspired with the sanest principles of quality and Justice, we call upon your patriotism and at the same time remind you of one of the promises ou made to the Mexican people before you occupied the presi dency, stating that your government would never support itself with bayo nets in order to maintain itself In Tl.;n ta .I.A tint tA ntl t in practice so' elevating an idea, for we i believe that tne insistency or a -ernment in retaining its power by means of force wnen it cannot count upon the moral support of public opinion, is antipatrioUc. "KeeB Year Premise." "Mr. President, in 1910 the state of Chihuahua was the first to support the revolution headed by you and was also in the vanguard in the reestab lishment of order and peace. Now, then, the people oft Chihuahua resort to the extreme means of arms in order to ask the resignation of yourself and the vice president, Lie. Jose M. Pino. Suarez. Yon have completely es- . ... frAm th TfetfcO- nle who have elevated you to , the presidency. making use of our government of antagonistic ele ments and failing to recognize the revolutionary principles of the plan of San Luis Potosi. "The revolution in the state of Chi huahua does not recognize any person alities whatever, and takes as Its ban ner liberty, justice, power of law and protection to the proletariat, who. dur ing many years have been exploited end bled b" the despotism of the trorg This state, sir, now under stands its sovereignty and the invinci ble impulse of its power and will not permit in the future that the govern ment shall be the Datrlmony of a few privileged persons. Widow Neglected. "It must tm remembered that the unanimous protest of the people of Chi huahua and the clamor of great multi tudes is mixed with torrents of tears of forgotten widows and orphans. We turn to you, Mr. President, in the name of the public peace and for the good of the country and ask you to take into consideration that the country Is be ing weakened by the prolongation of the revolution We ask you as proof of yonr patriotism to resign the presi dency, for so demands the public good. "We make this petition to the vice president also, J. M. Pino Suarez. hoping that these resignations will " (Continued on Page Two.) bYNAMITE IN STOVE KILLS WILLCOX CHILD Willcox, Ariz., March 18. H. B. Faulkner, a local carpenter, placed a stick of dynamite in the oven of the kitchen range in his home to dry it. Becoming Seated the dynamite exploded, killing fa is child, seriously wounding his wife and destroying his house and entire contents. (By Associated Press.) Chihuahua Mexico, March 18. Three federal soldiers were killed and 19 cap tured yesterday afternoon In Vaca, when a small detachment of rebels un der Col. Roque Gomez engaged the body of government troops who abandoned Jimenez last week, in a sharp fight. Among the prisoners was a second lieu tenant. CoL Gomez In his report places the rebel loss at only three wounded and added that the federals were re pulsed. He requested Gen. Salazar to send reinforcements and more ammuni tion from Jimenez. The federal body comprised about 90 men. They arrived at Vaca on their retreat from Jimenez Friday and went into camp Just soutn of the town upon receipt of orders from Col. de la Luz Soto, commander of the garrison at Parral, not to advance to that town. Sete May Be a Rebel. Notification to Gen. Orozco by Col. Soto, commander of the rurale garrison at Parral that he had sent a commis sion to confer with hint Indicates that that town soon will be added to these occupied by rebel forces. Regarding the attitude of de la Luz Soto there has been some doubt and. to make sure, Orozco asked him to tell him by tele graph on which side he stood. The Parral commander replied that he was sending four men to explain his posi tion. It is not believed he would take such action if he intended to oppose the en try of Salazar's men now awaiting or ders at Jimenez. The commission should arrive today. Ne Federals at Pearson. Investigation by Ofozco's agents of the report that a federal force is near Pearson has proved it baseless, accord ing to statements made at the general's headquarters. Gen. Ines Salasar issued a manifesto today at Jimenez In which he directed his men to perfect by vote their organi zation and in which he also delivered to them some good advice. Squads of 10 are instructed to elect a "cabo." the lowest commissioned officer recognized. Every five squads will elect a "first captain-' and every two companies so formed will designate a major. Ranks conferred now will be recognized at the close of the campaign Is one of Sala zar's promlsea Officers are Instructed to keep an itemised expense account both for themselves and their men. Salazar reminds the men that none have the right to ask favors, collect arms or other articles except when authorized by him. It is earnestly recommended, j sa s ine mannttsiu, mai yuu iania from drinking. In every place occupied Kv onr arrnv the sale of alcoholic drinks ' will he strictly prohibited In order to avoid drunken rows. The abuse of al coholic drinks not only injures the health bnt lnjares the credit of our cause. Spirit ef Partnership. "The spirit of partnership of a com munity that fights for ideals and prin ciples ought to actuate us and that spir it Is what urges the observance of these instructions, designed to Improve the service and to bring about a more com plete harmony and equality in our rela tions." S3en. Salazar accuses Madero of "vio lating the principles of the last revolu tion and admonishes his men to remem ber that the present fight is for an equitable levying of taxes and the fair distribution of lands as well as other reforms promised originally in the plan of San Luis Potosi and reiterated in the plan of Tacubaya. Edacatiea ef Lower Classes. "Remember," the manifesto con tlntiM. 'that -the elevation of the lower classes, such as the Indians, is what we I really desire and In order to obtain such a thing, you yourselves mubt set the ex ample as you have- done so far by act ing in such a way that the "Mexicans may be known as a people noble and generous, brave ana loyal, not as thieves or assassins, terms which can be applied Justly to our enemies, who, without pity, violate the laws of war and humanity by assassinating under a pretext of the suspension of individual guarantees, our brothers in places where such a law has not been promul gated. "So pleased am I with the honor you have conferred upon me In the name of the chief of the national revolution ary army. Gen Pascual Orozco. who confirmed my appointment. I congratu late you upon your noble and manlv at titude which has been demonstrated on every occasion when It has beep neces sary. Men of convictions as you all are always behave In such a manner. "Came WHI Triumph." "I make this manifestation In ac knowledgement especially of your con stant abnegation. The sacred idea of the country directs all your actions the preservation of the traditions of your fathers and love of liberty have In spired us not to doubt a second. Tri umph shall crown onr efforts. Opinion has bowed before evidence and If we have been esteemed all over the re public, it is due to the manner you have acted during battle and to your abnegation when victory came. Soldiers of liberty increase every day as we pass by different places. New and numer ous elements come to us and that is why it is necessary to remember that if union gives strength, organization Is the key to success." In addition to Gen. Salazar the mani festo is signed by Capt. Arturo T. Que vedo and Lie. Roberto Gomez Robelo. MEXICAN REFUGEES 4 MUST CROSS HERE Mexican residents of the Guadalupe district down the river on the Mexican side, must come to the two interna tional bridges if they wish to lear the land of manana and unrest. The United States custom house has ruled that no Importations of household goods from Mexico can be made at any point except the two regularly constituted channels at the Stanton and Santa Fe street bridges. i"he re are no custom Inspectors sta tioned at the ford below Yalata and it will be necessary to come to Jua-ez before they can bring over their house hold goods s " Command of Antonio Rojas j Is Sent on This Mission From Juarez. OROZCO'S FATHER COMES TO JUAREZ Gen. Rojas sent about 2M of his men south Monday afternoon under MaJ. Catadeo, bnt We aid not accom pany the troops. His failure to bo with his men was said to be due to the fact that several matters requiring his personal attention makes his pres ence in Juarez necessary for a few days. The departure of Rojas's men does not. deplete the Juarez garrison. CoL Pascual Orozco, sr., father of the Lib eral generalissimo, arrived Sunday morning from Chihuahua with 830 sea soned men, former rurales. together with their mounts and several carloaas of supplies. Including bay and barley for the horses and a quantity of flour, nlxtmal and other foodstuff for the men. For the first time since the present Insurrection was put on foot women, who usually accompany Latin-American armies on the march, arrived Wjlth Col. Orozco's command Sunday morn ing. There were about 50 of them, besides a number of children, including several babes In arms, scattered among the boxcars constituting the troop train. - Soldiers in School. As showing the comparatively crowd ed condition of the quarters set apart for the use of the garrison and In a sense giving a line on the number of men in Juarez, the new arrivals, or many of them, were compelled to find shelter In public school No. 29. which ferces a suspension of school, which was resumed whAi the building was vacated at the time Gens. Salazar and Campa advanced on Chihuahua. It is claimed by officers of the garrison that with the departure of Rojas's 200 men there are still left In Juarez.1500 armed soldiers, with an abundance of supplies, including ammunition. Going to Ojinaga. While Gen. Kojaafs command en trained for Chihuahua, it Is said, unof ficially, that it la destined for an at tack ob Ojtsaga. and that- on arrival of the train at Chihuahua, It will be transferred to the Orient line and carried to Falomir, the terminus of that line. Falomir is 84 miles from OJInaga. and the intervening distance will be covered on horseback, the men taking their mounts with them. From the same source it is learned that Gen. Rojas, at the head of 260 men, will go eastward from Juarez to join with hid men. who left by train Monday, some where between Falomir and Ojinaga, His object in going overland is to head off any movement toward Juarez which the feaeral commander at Ojinaga, Gen. Sanjlnes, may be contemplating. Would Capture the Federals. It is believed that Gen. Orozco de sires that the -federals at Ojinaga be rendered powerless beiore he moTes the main body of his army out of Chi huahua, as they would be a menace to the safety of that city should they not be dislodged and routed. The feuerals are believed to be gath ering in large numbers near Ojinaga. They have been going steadily from El Paso for several days. "The follow ing telegram from Bagle Pass in the San Antonio Express has a bearing on the situation: "Numerous Mexicans from the inte rior of Mexico arrived today en route to El Paso. "All are strong, well built men, and have plenty of money. They would say no more than that they were bound for El Paso. One, who ap peared to be the leader, in answer to a direct question, said he thought Jua rez would be retaken by federals very soon." Federal Wire Opens. Rafel B. Gutierrez arrived from Chihuahua Monday morning to take charge of the federal telegrapn office. His appointment was made by Gen Orozco at the request of the business men of Juarez and Chihuahua, who protested that the Idleness of the fed eral telegraph lines was hampering business. Mr. Gutierrez said that his Instruc tions were to do everything in his power to facilitate business. He hopes to have his wires In operation some time Tuesday. All telegrams must be vised and "O. K"d" by Col. Ponce, jefe d'armas. The latter denies that that rule Implies a censorship in the com mon acceptance of that term but holds that ordinary prudence demands that the army be advised as to all that is going on and to that end a knowledge of what passes over the telegraph wires is necessary. Editor In Denounced. A circular denouncing the editor of a Spanish paper. El Paso del Norte, be cause of his attacxs on the character of Gen. Rojas was. refused admission to the United States 'Sunday morning by the authorities at the brMges, the car riers being turned back. The charac terization of Rojas as a bandit and bank robber waa denounced as worthy of death and the editor of El Paso del Norte was Invited to go acrosi the river not to be shot but that the friends' of Rojas might spit in his face A new uniform has been ordered for the liberal army. It consists of a hat band on which is Inscribed the words Tlerra y Llbertao." which in English means land and liberty, and which hereafter will be the watchword of the liberal party. Saloons Open Sunday. The saloons which were open Sun day were closed again Monday morn ing. Patrons of the keno halls were so numerous Sunday night that for the first time since the present trouble be aan three weeks ago the Astor, on the north side of Comercio street, had to be opened to accommodate the overflow from the Diamond and was well patron ized by the recently paid soldiers C Cigarets Rise In Price. There Is trouble breeding in the ranks of the cigaret smokers of Juarez whlch-comprises 9 percent of the male population and If it does not cause dissension in the army it will be con sidered remarkable. Cigarets. which have hitherto been sold at 5 cents (Mex ) per package, went to 1-2 cents Monday morning and there are but a few in stock at that. There was a shortage ten da;, s ago but the line to '"hihuahua was opened and the stocks in the latter city were drawn on. Now Chihuahua is out of "pills" and trouble threatens. American cigarets can't be imported because or the embargo and (Continued on page two.) ONJILSJLLN SMJIH FGAMBLING IS LEGISLATURE STRIKE BREAKERS ENJOINED IN DP ARIZONA HURLER JO DEATH A ULUD Injunction Issued Against the Swastika Officers' by the District Court. IN BASEMENT QF BANK BUILDING An injunction restraining the Swas tika club and its officers from continu ing gaming in their club rooms in the City National bank building was Issued by judge1 A. M. Walthall in the 41st dis trict court Saturday afternoon. The application is issued against the Swastika club, an incorporated concern, C. P. Robertson, president. J. Flersbebn. secretary. W. F. Reed, manager, and J. H. Adams, who with the first three, forms the directorate. The application sets forth that the club subrents from Adams. , The plaintiff sets forth that the club has a bar at which Intoxicating liquors are sold and that it has pool and bil liard tables at which money and things of value are waged and also that pitch, bridge and poker games are played therein. This club is located In the basement of the City National bank building at the corner of El Paso street and Pi oneer plaza. MILITIA BILL IS TO BE AMENDED Congress to Prepare For an Emergency if Militia Is Needed. Austin. Texas. March 18. According to advices received today by the adju .tant general's department from Wash ington, that provision of the Dick militia law providing that the organ ized militia may be detailed for service outside of the territory of the United States, is unconstitutional. In an opinion from the United. States attorney general and also by the Judge advocate of the army, it is so held. The department is further advised that an amendment to the Dick bill has been presented, which seeks to cure the defect in this bin. This Is done in case the militia Is called Into service in connection with the Mexican situation. MEXICAN CENTRAL TRAIN RSSUMES NIGIIT SCHEDULE The night schedule has been resumed by the Mexican Central railroad in place of the day schedule which h:is been fn enect for the last few weeks. The trains on the new schedule will lave Juarez southbound at 7:35 in the evening and will arrive from Chihua hua at C:l5 in the morning. The trains will not run from the union station as formerly but will tlepail from the iailroad station in JuaitZ. REFUGEES REACH LAREDO. Laredo, Tex., March IS. Two hun dred refugees from Mexico, mostly women and children, passed through Laredo Sunday en route to points in the United States to remain until order is restored in Mexicp. HUNT SA YS TERMS END IN ARIZONA THIS YEAR Governor Declares Democrats Should Face the People in a General Election This Fall Says Put Back the Recall and Investigate the State Institu tions and Be Good to the Prisoners. Phoenix. Ariz., March IS. Gov. Geo. W P. Hunt, in his first message to the first state legislature of Arizona, takes a firm stand against any attempt of the present officials of the state to hold themselves in power for a term of three years, when -the people un derstood they were being elected for but one. In reference to the matter, he says: t "There has been much discussing pro and con. concerning the date of the next election of state and county offi cers. I deem it the duty of thks legis lature. I deem it the duty dT'the Democratic party represented by a large majority of the members of this legislature, to settle the question once for all. The terms of the constitution are conflicting a -costtllct caused by Arizona's delayed admission into the union a conflict which could only be .settled judicially by reference to the supreme court, thus placing' that tri bunal in the position of sitting on the adjustment of the term of its own of ficial life, and creating a situation at once delicate, embarrassing, and of questionable propriety. I think the Democratic party is big enough and fair enough and brave enough to lay aside the question of political expe diency, waive the" arguments favoring one view or the other of constitu tional construction, standing firmly on the ground of Democratic willingness to submit its cause anew to the people, and make definite and unequivocal provision for a general election of all state and county officers In the fall of this year, 1912. That was the un derstanding and Intent of the constitu tion makers, it was the understanding El Paso's Hat Is In the Ring (Special by Federal Wireless Co.) Fort Worth, Tex.. March IS. The El Paso delegation arrived this morning and tagged ail delegates. They have headquarters at the Westerbrook hotel, and banners are displayed, reading: "Our Hat Is In the Ring; El Paso. 1913." W. W. Turney met with the executive committee and set forth El Paso's clainu. Other cities contesting axe Oklahoma and Fort Worth- A big crowd is here for the contention, which meets tomorrow. ON Gov. Hunt Forces the Elec tion of Bradner, His Choice For the Speakership. OPPOSITION IS SORE AT RESULT Phoenix, Ariz., March IS. When the first state legislature of Arizona con vened today It was generally believed that the first action of the lawmakers would be to restore to the constitution the provisions for the recall of the Ju diciary, eliminated at the time the new state was admitted to the union. A. constitutional amendment for that pur pose will be one of the first measures offered. . , , The Democrats have an overwhelm ing majority in both houses, but it Is very "probable that the "Progressives and the "Conservatives" of the majori ty will be divided on many questions. The devlsion was shown in the Dem ocratic contest for the speakership of the hous. which the caucus yesterday decided in favor of Samuel B. Bradner, of Benson. . . Adherents of his rival. A. R. .Lynch, of Safford, expressed open hostility to the administration forces. A clear majority of the senate, which will be presided over by M. G. Cunnlff; ofxCrown King, Is expected to stand by the administration. The prediction was freely made to day that in the event of a miscarriage o the "progressive" program, governor Hunt would call a special session of the legislature at the conclusion of the present one. . . . . The election of two United States senators cannot be accomplished legal ly until after the legislature has been in session 10 days. Marcus A. Smith, of Tucson, and Henry F. Ashurst, of Prescott, Demo crats, who received the highest votes in the advisory primary, will be elected. Hunt Helps Bradner. After a fight which raged all day yesterday, Bradner waa chosen by practically a unanimous vote. Friends of Lynch worked heroically, but the opposition was too strong, and when word came from the governor that It Will iIsimwoiI eaMHal -that lliu imIwIii istration candidate be Chosen, the Lynch organization conaHBed. There is some soreness and the Lynch men say they are not candidates for anything. They will not ask for committee assignments and have no candidates for clerkships. Things went more smoothly in the senate, where there was no opposition to Cunniff for president, also an ad ministration man. Senators Wood, of Maricopa: Pace, of Graham, and worley, of Pima, were chosen In caucus last night and rati fied today as a committee to meet a similar committee from the house to arrange for the order of business. The house committee Is Kerr, of Yuma: Bu chanan, of Pima, and Hall, of Yavapai. The senate chose judge McCullom. of Globe, secretary, and Rev. Seaborn Crutchfield. of this city, chaplain. The senate limited the number of attaches to IS and says a rule of econ omy will prevail. and belief of Arizona's voters; it was the understanding and tacit agreement of every candidate for office, either successful or unsuccessful, whose name appeared upon the state and county ballots. To disregard it would be little short of a breach of faith, which the people could not be blamed for re senting." Tut Back Recall." The message of the governor, after reviewing the struggle for statehood and setting forth the wonderful re sources of the state which he says It becomes the privilege of the first legislature to guard, urges the legis lature as Its fk-st act to submit to the people of the new state the recall of the Judiciary for reinsertion in the constitution and suggests that the sec ond act should be a severe anti-lobby Probe State iHitltHtlons. He then savs "It has been the cus tom during many sessions of the Ari zona legislature to expend a week of valuable time and no little money in what came to be known as Junketing In socalled investigations, by legisla tive committees, of the various insti tutions of the territory," and suggests that an investigation should be made at this time of all institutions that should be an investigation and not a Junket. Concerning this, he says" "There is In my possession at this time sufficient information and data to con vince me of the urgent need of such an Investigation. It is apparent that in several of the institutions there is a glaring lack of business system while the utter absence of uniformity in the handling of accounts prevents anything like an adequate audit. To do itself and the public Justice, the present administration must be accu rately informed, in detail, of the con ditions which have prevailed, and now prevail in the different state Institu tions and departments, and to this end I ask for authorization to proceed with such an investigation as is here sug gested." The governor urges the passage of a law providing for primaries to choose presidential delegates, also for a law I for senatorial primaries, and says it is the duty or the legislature to imme diately declare elected Mark Smith and H F. Ashurst. the people's choice for the senate Initiative. Referendum and Recall. He says the constitutional mandates must be carried out and in these words refers to certain sections: "The initiative, referendum and re- (Contlnued en Page Six ) 'Locomotive Boiler Explodes and Wrecks Roundhouse and Many Engines Pieces of. Wrecked Engine Are Blown Many Blocks Eighteen Dead Bodies Are Recovered Dynamite Rumor Starts. San Antonio, Texas, March 1 8. At least 27 persons were killed in the explosion of a locomotive boiler at the j Southern Pacific roundhouse Eighteen bodies, had been recovered within two hours after the explosion and more were being removed. Nearby stores and buildings were filled with injured. The round house and cooper shops were wrecked by the explosion and many men working in them were hurt by failing walls. The army hospital staff here was rushed to the-yards and police ambulances and Y. M. C. A. workers were or ganized into rescue bands to take out the dead and to try and save the lives of the wounded. The victims were said to be strikebreakers who have been working in the Southern Pacific shops, ever since the shopmen's strike began several months ago. After the ex plosion, rumors in the downtown section of San Antonio were that dynamite was the cause but investigation at the yards showed no indications that such rumors had started there. San Antonio has been practically free from violence during the strike. BXCINES WRECKED. Engines la the roundhouse -were smashed and the roundhouse eaught are. The half-tea Jacket of the explod ing locomotive boiler propped between f two houses on DHval street, several blocks distant, while the tender tva eatapalted several" hundred yaid" aift twisted late a ahaBclesa mass of steel: A majority of the men vrhe vrereWe were from northern and eastern states, bat much MtUeaitT is being experi enced in identifying the bodies. ENGINEER KILLED IN CAB. Among the first dead identified wast Walter Jenraan, of San Antonio, an engineer who was in the cab -when, the locomotive exploded. Robert K. Lipscomb, foreman of the shops, was picked bb from his feet, hurled 36 feet and rose, semi-conscious, grasping in his hand the hat ef a dead FIFTBffif DEAD IX SHOPS. Inside the machine' and Blacksmith shops tae greatest less ef life was noted. Here 15 or mere men -were killed portions of their bed!ot being found Jammed in crevices la the reef sides or entangled in raaehiaery. A great por tion ef the wall fell inwards, barying 12 men. WOMAS FATALLY INJURED. Mrs. B. S. Glllb, 9Z, in her heme seven blocks away, was probably fatally In jured when the front cad ef the loco motive erashed Into the reef, demolish ing three rooms and contlnolag through to the ground fleer. In addition to all available medical aid relief organizations, a squad ef the Third TT. S. cavalry aad the city's en $1000 Check Waiting El Paso, Texas, KszCb 16, 1912. Mr. James L. Man, v Care Austin & Man, EI Paso, Tex. Dear Sir: Conforming to your suggestion, we send herewith certSea check for $1000 as the El Paso Herald's forfeit in the circulatios investiga tion which you propose. Our check will remain in your hasis for 10 days from thisjlaie, awaiting acceptance on the part of the SI Paso Times and the deposit of a certified check of like aswatt In order that local adver tisers be given as much light as possible, we aaggest these conditions: The El Paso Herald and the El Paso Ti each shall post with yon a certified check for $1000, to be paid out as swrned below on the order of the investigating committee: 1. The El Paso Herald guarantees that its net paid circulation for the full period of twelve months ending March 1, 1912, is more than double that of the El Paso Times. 2. The Herald will forfeit to the Times one dollar for every subscrip tion lacking to make its bona fide paid average circulation double that of the El Paso Times; provided that the Times will forfeit to any charity ten cents for every subscription it lacks to make one half of the Herald's circulation. The word "subscription" in this connection to be construed as "average paid copy per day for the twelve months.'' The examination to cover the full period of one year ending March l 1912. The Times to name one examiner, the Herald to name one, and these two to name a third. The Herald stands ready to defray all expenses of the examination? It shall be a condition that the committee's report showing the figures established by this examination shall he published in .FULL by both the El Paso Herald aad the El PasoTimes within six days after the report is signed. The investigating committee shall have free access to any record hear ing upon the production, sale, and delivery of every copy issued by either the El Paso Herald or the El Paso Times whether in H Paso or outside, and the committee shall thoroughly investigate all these records. This .shall include cash books, postage and express receipts, hQls for print raver freight bills on print paper, subscription lists, collection books, andaJl other records affecting circulation business. Since money is the evidence of good faith and our money is up wc hope to have your cooperation and that of other advertisers in securinV a conclusive report on the El Paso circulation situation. , Yours respectfully, EL PASO HERALD today. tire police feree Joined in the relief work. SOME IDENTIFIED BRAD. Aside from Job r den the id en titled dead, arex J- r bmUbW FtttshiHBX, Pa. SHsuaVMr. srv, feresaan hlaek ShQta. sb op, dan Antonio. Brady, machinist, address an Jfnown. "William K. Bremer, -machinist, ad dress sakaena. IV. O. Heibler, air man, address hh kaowB. In the copper shea, T. A. Williams, the foreman, was knocked ander a heavy work bench, the entire. straetBre alnng ing down ever him, bat he eseaped with haras and braises. He remained under the debris until half aa hear after the explosion. Among the shrieks of the InJared af ter the explosion arose the rear ef flaming oil, from the feed pise threagh which the ell barnlag locomotives fill their tenders. This pipe had broken and ignited. The flew oil was eat off. AMERICAN RANCHES SUBJECTED TO RAID Two of Them Suffer in the Vicinity of Co lumbus, !NT. M. R Lt Parker. bookKeeper for the E E. Neff company, who has a homestead near Columbus, N. X.. had the place raided and robbed a few nights ago. presnmablly by Mexicans from the op posite aide of th international line All food supplies' and some feed, in the stable were taken. Lyon Hemley. who ,has a place close by, was also visited by the robbers and had his place robbed similarly to Mr. Parker.