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Unsettled tonight and Friday.
EL PASO, TEXAS,
August 8, 1912 12 Pages
County Clerk Says They I Notified and Accept With
Got a Portion of His Cam- J Enthusiastic Speeches Be
paign Fund) Anyhow. fore Adjournment.
EDWARDS SPENDS WAS NOT SINGLE ROLL
BIGGEST AMOUNT! CALL IN CONVENTION
Chicago, 111.. Aug. S. Singing "On
ward, Christian Soldiers" and the "Bat
tle Hymn of the Republic," the dele
gates to the first national convention
of the Progressive party last night
proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt., of New
York, as their candidate for president
and governor Hiram -W. Johnson, of
California, as their choice for vice persl
dent Both Candidate) Accept.
Marking a new departure in the pro
ceedings of national conventions, the
two candidates immediately were noti-
In compliance with the law govern
ing such cases, affidavits of the ex
penses Incurred by the different can
didates who participated in the recent
primary election, were returned Wed
nesday to county judge A. S. J.. Kylar.
In the case of the ring candidates the
amounts specified Dy beveral as being
the money contributed toward that
campaign fund, jnade up the largest
item of expenditure- Under the head
ing of Incidentals, cigars, and even
charity, included many hundreds of I
Peyton .Edwards spent the most '
money of any county candidate in the !
sheritfs race, according to his state- .
went, and Park Pitman was next big
gest "spender," while George Huff
man came along third in the list. Pit
man admits that a good deal of his
mono went to "moochers" and for
"touches." Judge Morris, who ran Tor '
the chief justiceship of the court of
appeals, admits spending over Jl.COU
In the campaign.
All the lists are not in, but according ,
to those returned Wednesday the ex- ,
penditures "by the following candidates
are sent wit:
For district judfje of the 41st district
court, 'judge A. M. Walthall includes in ,
his report, "to cash paid ?400," and
"to amount to be paid before November
F. U. Morris, the defeated candidate
for the office of the eighth court of
civil appeals states that his campaign '
expenditures amounted to $1,378.-1.
in tne statement ol the candidates
for the judgeship of the 34th district
court, Dan M. Jackson and Joe Nealon,
the former stated that the expenses'
incurred by him amounted to $120, '
while Joe Nealon states that he con
tributed to the, ring campaign fund
$666 and the total' amount expended
Joe Escajeda, the successful candi
date for district clerk, reports that
he contributed tb ,the frlng campaign ,
lund $9, and the total amount spent
fey hint was $315. .
Ike Gave Much to "Chnrlty.
Ike Alderete on the anti ring ticket
for the same office says that his total
expenses amounted to $S05. Under tne
heading ot "charity," he included $oa
received the. nomination of county 1
t-letk.tete-tiatWrW'&tfrm-ilsut&d to;the- 4
campaign fans In the -way of assess
ments, the sum of $683. Itemized
under "cash spent" for "holdups," bor- j
row ers, "moocliers," loans" touches,' .
drinks and cigars, was $250. The total ;
was given as $1,069,15. j"
Harry Turner., anti. ring candidate!
for that -same office,' stated that he Governor Johnson. Roosevelt's Running
iwuuiouicn w itic auu i iti uuu .- ( JIntC
Governor Colquitt Offers T Take the
Initiative and Call Conference To Try
To Improve Our Relations Vxth Mexico
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Austin, -Texas, 'August 5,1912.
Editor El Paso Herald3:
Your telegram of August J was duly received: I shall be glad to meet in con
ference with the gentlemen mentioned in your telegram, or would be glad to iae the
initiative and call a conference for the purpose of trying to devise a plan for the ending
of difficulties in Mexico. ...
had the cooperation and approval of the United States government I believe
I could settle this matter within a short space of" time.
YoursAruly. . . ,
j ' ". O. B. Colquitt, Governor.' ,
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I The New Masonic Temple
To Be Erected In El Paso
Rosenthal Probe Promises
to 'Enmesh Four or Five
High Police Inspectors.
ROSE TO IDENTIFY
fied of their nomination, and in the
miast of deafening cheers they ap
peared before the delecatis to voice
i their acceptance and to pledge their
tnd his tetal expenses amounted to
Judge A. S. J. Eylar. who was re
nominated .for county 'judge on the
ring ticket, reported that he had con
tributed to the ring campaign fund, I best efforts to the coming campaign
$4t5. and his total expenses were j For several hours during the after
J74S.91. noon and early evening the throng in
R. V. Bowden, who was a candidate j the coliseum had listened to a flow or
for that office on the anti ring ticket, ' oratory in nominating and' seconding
gave his total expenses at $106. I speeches, in which the dominant note
R. E. Bryant, the defeated anti ring I expressed was the belief that victory
candidate for sheriff, reported his total ! woXild come to the new party in
expenses as being $601. ' November.
Adjourned Singing Doxology.
The convention adjourned at 7:24
New York, N. Y., Aug. S. Cumulative
, evidence piling up before the grand
jury investigating police blackmail is
' said today to involve four or five high
j police officials, and that indictments
' soon will be drawn. Witnesses exam
I med by district attorney Whitman have
j furnished much corroboration to the
confession of "Jack Rose, who gave
u. list of gamblers, upon -whom, he
charged, police lieutenant Becker levied
Several gamblers were before the
f public prosecutor and unwillingly ad
I nutted they had paid blackmail to cer-
tain inspectors. One old Mr. Whitman
I' be had been threatened with death if
he went before the grand jury and
gave information . about the police.
These witnesses said these Inspectors
i dealt directly with the big gambling
I houses, leaving lieutenant Becker to
attend to the smaller, places.
Evidence Agalnnt Police Inspectors.
The district attorney said evidence
would be presented to the grand jury
agaiilst several police inspectors. One
of these is said to have kept such close
watch on the gambling houses that he
even examined their books and made
them pay blackmail according to their
"Bridgie" Webber now admits he al
so collected toll from certain uptown
gambling houses for a police inspector.
Webber's life has been threatened, and
district attorney Whitman has provided
him with a special guard.
.Rose lias sent word to the public
prosecutor that he is prepared to Iden
tify the four murderers of Herman Ro
senthal Until now Rose was not ready
to say "that he could positively identify
the gun men.
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P4 ri S H Ellrll' 111 1
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Rabago Reported Wounded
in Brush With: Rebels; No
Federals Near Juarez. ,
NO FIGHTING "AT
Federals were reported Thursday
morning as being close to Pearson but
neither the rebels nor the officials of
the North Western railway had had
any notices confirmatory of that re
port. In fact, there was a report in
rebel circles that Gen. iRabago had been
wounded in a skirmish on the outskirts
of Madera and his forces, which were
on their way, overland, toward Pear
son, had been driven back to their
base. Of this' skirmish.-North Western
officials had no ' advices and were not
prepared to say whether or not it was
true or false.
Salazar at San Diego.
Gen. Salazar was still at San Diego
xanch Thursday morning and had given
no sign up to noon of evacuating the
Casas Grandes district.
The report that there had been a
battle between federals and rebels at
or near Villa Ahumad.a Wednesday
night was said at rebel headquarters
in Juarez to be without foundation in
1 ct Rebel wires were "still working
at Thursday noon to Gallego. the head
quarters of Gen. Marcelo Caraveo, who
has charge of the destruction of tin
Mexican Central lines.
So Federals Jfear Guzman.
CoL Rafael Trejo, in command of the
rebel garrison at Guzman, arrived in
Juarez Wednesday night by special
train and reported that there were no
federals within striking distance of that
station up to the time of his leaving,
nor did he apprehend that there was
any danger that any would appear.
Gen. Orozco refused to permit a train
and handcar to be run from Juarez to
Guzman and thence to Pearson for the
purpose of carrying mail and minor
supplies to the latter point. Nor would
he permit newspaper men to go south
en any road running out of Juarez.
Declare Fire Accidental.
The burning of the Saner building
on the corner of Lerdo avenue and
Comercio street Wednesday night is
deplored by Gen. Orozco and his staff,
but they insist that it was purely acci
dental and can in no way be traced to
rebel sources. They "point with pride
to the fact that when the fire was dis-
1 was brought into action for police
auiy ana tnat as a result tnere was no
looting or other evidences of disorder.
EXODUS FROir JUAREZ
IS STARTED AGAIN
Excavnttons are noir brlnrr made for the building, on the corner of Mis
souri .and North El Pno streets. The contract hn" been let on the bulldlnsr.
FIRE DAMP EXPLOSION
ENTdMBS 6 SO MINERS
Cott the Sheriff a Lot.
Peyton J. Edwards, who was renomi
nated for sheriff on the ring ticket,
stated that he had contributed to the
ring campaign fund $1,500, and his
total expenses of the campaign
amounted to $1,847.
J. '.V. Eubank, who was nominated
for county, surveyor, gave his expenses
at $405. Of this amount he said $400
was a donation to the ring campaign
A. S. Albro, the anti ring candidate
for the same office rendered his ex
penses at $4M.
Will I. Watson, the nominee for
county collector, gave his expenses at
$7S0.75. The amount contributed to
the ring campaign fund by him. 'he
said, was $700.
George W. Huffman, the successful
ring candidate for the office of county
tax assessor, -reported that he con
tributed towards the campaign fund
$750, and that his total expenditures
amounted to $940.
"What the Managers Spent.
R. M. Reed, the anti ring campaign
manager, reported that $778.25 had been
spent by him In furthering the anti
Dr. J. W. Yard, the ring manager,
gave the expenses of the ring con
ducted from the headquarters at
J. J. Murphy, who was elected jus
tice of the peace on the ring ticket,
reported that he spent $140, and W. D.
Mosley. his opponent said that he
m., with the delegates singing the
"doxology" in lusty voices. During
the three days it was in session there
was not a roll call nor a ballot
There was not a voice of opposition,
either to CoL Roosevelt or governor
Johnson. The delay in nominating
them was due to the largo number of
seconding speeches allowed.
Xegro Seconds domination.
In this connection one of the inter
esting seconding speeches of the day
was that of F. It. Gleed, of New York,
"We stand by the platform," he said;
"we stan.l by Col. Roosevelt's letters;
we stand by his speech. And as we
sooi b l.nu .u fan lun Hill, no -we
will stand by him in November and
fight for victory."
Woman Makes Speech.
Miss Jane Addams. of Hull House.
. Chicago, was among those who second
ed Col. Roosevelt She was greeted
enthusiastically. The new party for
mally placed itself on record as favor
Ins equal suffrage, and further recog
nized the suffraget movement by pro
viding for four women members at
large on the nrtional committee.
Col. Roosevelt, in his speech of ac
'Mr. Chairman, and men and women
who In this convention represent the
high and honest purpose of the people
of all our country, I come forward
to thank you from my heart for the
. iiuiiui jr-uu nave cuiiicnea upon me ana
IN POLICE PROBE
Charles Owen, who was thev anti i to s&y tn?t or course I accept I Have
lature in lwen president ana i measure my worps
ring candidate for the legislature, in
his statement gave $158 as being the
total amount incurred as expenses by
him in the campaign.
P. R. Price, who was the ring nomi
nee for county attorney, reported ttiat
his total campaign expenses amounted
to $495. Of this amount he said, $433
went to the ring campaign fund.
J. D. Ponder, nominated for county
treasurer, reported that he spent $357
during the political campaign. The
sum of $226, he said, was contributed
to the ring campaign fund.
W. W. Bridgers. the ring candidate
for district attorney, gave his total
expenses at $382. The sum of $333, he
said, was turned over to the campaign
when I say I hold it by far the great
est honor and the greatest opportunity
that has ever come to me to be called
by you to the leadership for the time
being of this great movement in the
interests of the American people.
"And friends, I wish now to say how
deeply sensitive I am of the way In
which the nomination has come to m.
and I wish to thank the convention for
having given me the running mate it
"In governor Johnson we have a
man whose every word is made god
"by the deeds that he has done. The
man who. as the head of a great state,
has practically applied in that state
Continued on Page Three)
SQNORA MORMONS WILL
FIGHT FOR THEIR HOMES
Douglas, Ariz.. Aug. S Mormon
colonists in Oaxaca and Moreies have
ordered all of their settlers in the' out
lying districts to concentrate In More
los for the defence of the colony
against the advance of the rebels.
The Sonora colonists have decided,
after learning of the fate of their Chi
huahua brothers, to defend their homes
and property. They say that they can
expect no assistance from president
Taft or the United States and for that
reason they will be better off in their
own homes, whicji they are certain of
losing, should they make for the bor-de-
Sintues now partol tin. tuwu during
White Slave Resorts Are
Said to Have Paid For
New York, N. Y., Aug. S.. By far the j
IUdL UllCiCaiJIJ UClCiUfiUCUl til wits
many sided investigation into the mur
der of the gambler Herman Rosenthal,
and its surrounding muck of police
graft is the news of John D. Rockefel
ler, jr.'s quiet complimentary inquiry
Into the condition in the under 'world,
particularly " as to the socalled white
While Mr. Rockefeller and his agents
decline to discuss- the matter and dis
trict attorney Whitman will furnish no
details, it is generally credited that
through the establishment of v. hat pur
ported to be a disorderly house in the
tenderloin, agents for Mr. Rockefeller
have gathered a great deal of valu
able material. It was gathered pri
marily for reports to congress and the
legislature as a basis fdr corrective
legislation dealing with the traffic in
girls. Coincidentally It dove-tailed.
with tne present inquiry into the Ro
senthal case in that it is said evidence
was obtained that a police Inspector
was getting $600 a month from such re
sorts for protection. This data will be
at Mr. Whitman's disposal to use along
with the confession of "Bald Jack"
Hose and others.
It is thought probable that district
attorney Whitman and Mr. Rockefeller
will hold a conference soon. The evi
dence in question was collected by
Clifford Rose, a detective who was
prominent in the Chicago vice crusade
in cooperation with J. B. Reynolds, as
sistant district attorney.
Ha Great Mass of Evidence.
As a welcome reinforcement to the
data available for the probing ofpo
lice graft In New York city, district
attorney Whitman today found himself
in possession of a. grea' mass of in
formation collected by detectives em
ployed by John D. Rockefeller, jr.. In his
investigation of the white slave eviL The
nociieieiier investigation began w. en
Mr. Rockefeller was chosen foreman
of the grand jury which probed charges
of a widespread white slave traffic.
This has been quietly going on ever
since, Mr. Rockefeller believing that
some well ordered and Persistent .ef
forts should be made without any blar
ing of trumpets, to get at the inward
ness of the evil.
It is said that one of tht Rockefeller
detectives opened a pretended disor
derly house and obtained evidence
against a police inspector who is said
to have received $600 a month for his
Bocbum, Germany, Aug. S. Six hun
dred fifty miners were imprisoned
in the Iorraine pit of the coal field,
about four miles from here. The day
shift had just descended and was dis
tributing along the various levels,
when a series of fire damp explosions
The detonation was heard at the sur
face and the officials on duty imme
diately formed rescue parties, who
rushed back to the pit mouth, together
with the villagers.
Eighty seriously injured miners were
soon brought to the surface. The fate
of the other 642 Is not known.
Bodies of Seven Recovered.
The bodies of seven miners had. by
2 oclock this afternoon, been brought
up from the Lorraine pit of the coal
field, near Gerthe, where a fire damp
explosion Imprisoned many men early
this morning. Sixteen miners also have
been brought to the surface suffering
from serious injuries.
Thought Over 100 Are Dead.
It is feared more than 100 have been
killed in the mining disaster.
Twenty-five bodies have been re
covered, but the rescue parties were
unable to enter the gallery In jvhich
the fire damp' explosion occurred,
where It is believed from 50 to 100 men
still were entombed.
Many of those rescued are suffering
from severe injuries and It is expected
that many of them cannot recover.
The rescue detachments which did
such good work at the time of the
French mine disaster at Corrieres, near
Lens, on March 10, 1906, when 1230
miners were killed, arrived here, but
were unable to penetrate the galleries
owing to the flames and the poisonous
Known Deaths Number 40.
The wives and families of the doomed
miners were gathered around the pit
head all day. but were unable to learn
any details, as the officials of the
mine refused all information.
At 6 oclock IS more bodies had been
recovered, making the total known
Chinese Ask Protection at
Here they come over from Juarez-.
again. -This time they say they arc
afraid of the federals coming, a long
stream of wagons with furniture, pho-
Sographs and buggies, with the house
olders in attendance
Last .Monday a flock come over, but
Question Put to Cantrell In
volves This Question;
Los Angeles, Calit, Aug. 8. The
alleged copnection between the men
who blew up the Times building in Los
Angeles and Job Harrlman, Socialist
leader and labor attorney, overshadowed
the main issue Involved when the
bribery trial of Clarence S. Darrow
was resumed -today.
Judge Hutton was expected to rule
on the admissibility of testimony by
Edward Adams Cantrell, another So
cialist leader, which the prosecution
declared would serve the double pur
pose of impeaching Harriman and
showing him as having had guilty
knowledge of the perpetrators of the
Times explosion. Cantrell and Harri
man broke up their friendship some
The question which had been denied
by Harrlman, and which was expected
to be answpred in the affirmative by
Cantrell should the court permit con
tained in substance the following alle
gations: That Harriman Had said to Cantrell
on the morning jAZ October 1st at San
Luis Obispo. Calif., "By God. Cantrell.
the Times building has beea dyna
mited and something like 2fl peope
killled": that Harrlman had taken
Cantrell to his room in a hotel, locked
the door and then -burst into a fit of
laughter, after which Cantrell said,
"What does it mean?"; that Harri-jan
replied, "It means that the boys are on
the job"; that a few moments later
Harriman said, "I have known for some
time that preparations wre being
made to pull off the job," and that in
the resulting conversation Harriman
had told Cantrell he had been in con
sultation with the plotters and had
begged them to postpone the matter
until after the state Socialist conven
tion; that Cantrell at the time was
Socialist candidate for secretary of
state and last fall he ran for member
of the board of education on the ticket
which Harriman headed as candidate
for mayor. According to Harrlman.
Cantrell 'was his ardent supporter and
warm friend until a recent split
among the California Socialists, when
he became a bitter enemy.
Judge Hutton sustained the objection
of the defence to the question asked
B. A. Cantrell yesterday tending to im
peach Job Harriman in the bribery
trial of Clarence S. Darrow The court
ruled that the question, -which related
to Harriman's alleged connection witli
the Los Angeles Tinus dynamiters,
purported, to impeach Harrimea in a
collateral matter and therefore was im
proper. Notwithstanding the ruling, chief
counsel Rogers of the defence, on the
ground that Cantrell had inadvertently
answered the question in the affirma
tive during yesterday's session, asked
that the defence be permitted to cross
A unique situation developed when
Rogers withdrew the original objec
tion, which had precipitated the lengthy
argument but district attorney Fred
ericks met this move by withdrawing
the question, leaving nothing before
the court, but a desire of the defence
to cross examine CantrelL Judge Hut-
then it was the rebels thev said they
were afraid of. But today it is the fed- ton ordered Cantrell excused from the
erais, ana so it goes, xne unitea states i witness sianu.
customs and immigration officials at
the Santa Fe bridge are very busy, and
know that they will he busy again soon
when the same householders flock back
.after the scare is over. Almost every
day is mnviiir dav in Jur.roz.
Cliinc.se Are Alarmed.
Chinese residents of Juarez have be
come alarmed again, and are in tem
porary detention at the United States
immigration station at the Santa Fe
bridge. The Chinesp fear another anti
foreign outbreak among the rebels in
Juarez anfi as they are not permitted
to come to the United State's they have
applied for permission to occupy the
detention station until the federals are
again In control of the town.
PRESIDENT OF HAITI
NA TIONAL PALACE BURNED; 400 VICTIMS
PERISHES IN FLAMES
Port Au Prince.
the night and scouts are s6attered TTTTi A TJ TnTr TTl ftTTT
throughout the mountains to warn "C'a.XVJ.H 13" 1U lUl
them of the first approach of the TTCTQITT? A tCC PAPPC
rebels. Preparations have been made J.1N O U Xfci4-W UJli JtCia.liiiO
for sending out the women and chll- Austin. Tex., Aug. S. The state ln-
dren. should the necessity fnr snrh n siirance board decided to hnlrt r nntn
movement arise. Nine families are al- hearing on August 19here fer the pur- I animously by
rtaoy on tneir way to uouglas ana "" i tuiisiuenng me application ot j nam
are expected to arrive here today. iour J-exas lire insurance companies
Aid has been promised them from for a reduction in mercantihs insur-
other sources, which will bring the anS,9 raes. .
fighting strength of the colony up to .nIe?fm coPanles "led applications
SEVhS felney3 caccSy P" tTl
tivk S'uTcrr asked ranse
Haiti, Aug. 8. Gen.
Cincinnatus Leconte, president of the
republic of Haiti, perished today in a
fire which destroyed the national pal
ace. It was caused by an explosion of
the powder magazine attached to the
Investigation showed " that the
casualty list in dead and wounded
amounted to 400 persons.
The explosion occurred at 3:15
oclock this morning and the shock
shattered the palace. Fire followed
quickly and the palace, a wooden struc
ture, was consumed within half an
hour. There were a great number of
explosions of munitions of war which
had been stored in the cellars below.
All the houses around the palace
were greatly damaged, but as the pal
ace itself was isolated, the firemen
succeeded in their efforts to localize the
The members of the family of the
president, all of whom wer In the pal
ace at the time, were saved, but presi
dent Leconte himself perished.
JUHltary Authorities in Charge.
Consternation reigns among the
populace, but no disorders have oc
curred. The military authorities are
maintaining order in the town. Both
the chamber and the senate have been
called In national assembly and prcb.
ably will nominate a successor to presi
dent Leconte today.
The cause of the explosion has not
Elected Laitt Year.
Cincinnatus Leconte was elected un-
congress, president of
on August 14 last year.
He first gained prominence in Hal-
tien affairs in 1908. when, as minister
of the interior in the cabinet of presi
dent Nord Alexis, he was credited with
ordering the summary shooting of 10
prominent revolutionists at Port Au
AYns in Kxllr.
When th' ri k'imf of Nord Alexis was
Leconte went into exile In Jamaica.
While there he Intrigued against the
new president Simon, and in January.
1911. started a revolution acainst him
which was, however, short lived. The I
insurgents were defeated and Leconte !
took refuge in the German consulate at I
Cape Haltien, later being sent from the j
island under German protection. j
Leconte returned to Haiti last .aay
i..u ouwccuu .11 uvciiiuuniu presi
He was a mulatto, between 0 and
50 years old, and belonged to the legal
GEN. OROZCO ADMITS
Rebel Chief Says They Only
Gen. Pascual Orozco late Wednes
day night gave an Interview to the
Associated Press at Juarez. In which he
admitted that there was "an exchange
of greetings" between him and minister
Hernandez at noon Wednesday in
which only cards were exchanged, he
said, the two being old friends of the
Orozco declared that he and Her
nandez were not in speaking distance
of each other.
"There have been no overtures of
vcace," declared Orozco. "nor wilt- there
be unless president Madero resigns or
his family is eliminated- from the
cabinet Senor Hernandez and 1 mere-
(Continued on next pae).
WILSON WILL HAVE
HIS PORTRAIT DRAWN
Governor Marshall Will
Stump Maine For New
Saa Girt N. J- Aug. ST. Governor
Wilson left for New York today to
have his portrait drawn. From the pic
ture will be reproduced campaign pho
tographs. The governor appeared o-jcerful and
refreshed after the .b-i3y ordaal of v t-s-terday"s
notification oer-uonies. As
he boarded the rrain nls secretary
handed him telegrjuns 01 congratula
tion on his speechTf acceptance.
Governor WilsJn exicifcl to fpend
most of today and tomorrow ez tne
artist's studio retu-n-ng here Satur
day. National chairman McCombs nnd
other members of rhe national commit
tee, it was said, mignt mel him dur ng
his visit in New Yo- z.
Plans for the camp3.i.- in Maine
practically have been ?o"r.pleied. Gov
ernor Marshall will "nrtip -here f'T.-ra
the September state olctln but ?
em or Wilson will ajt speV in Maine,
until after the state eloctisas. if at all
KILLED IN MASSACRE
Athens. Greece. Aiig. S. A massacre
lasting seven hours followed the bomb
explosion in the market place at Kot
schana. 56 miles southwest of Hskup,
European Turkey, August 2, acceding
to reliable information received here
Fifty Christians were killed and a hun
dred seriously wounded by he Turks,
who suspected them of having rom
m it ted bomb outrages ov which aboj.
50 persons were killed -r niurifd.
CURTIS AND STUBBS
BOTH CLAIM VICTORY
Latest Returns Will Be
Necessary to Decide the
Contest in Kansas.
Topeka. Kan., Aug. 8. Both senator
Charles Curtis and governor W. R.
Stubbs still were claiming the nomin
ation for United Statessenator today
and as belated returns come in the
closeness of the contest Increases.
Reports from 162 of the 16 ois-
trtnta nf Ih. ctotA IniKnot. h. . a. 1.
j candidates has carried SI. Thus It ap
peared that the latest returns vill de
cide the race if the result can be de
termined without an official c-ju.it
WITH THE REBELS
Washington, D. C, Aug. S. Nicaga
guan rebels have seized a section of
railroad near Leon. The government has
dispatched additional troops there to at
tempt to restore it, according to state
The telegraph and railroad are in-
rupti d Minister Wcitzel reports
1 brought to an end shortly afterward, j ttu, capital reasonably yuut.
I tt r
' After a nkirmlsh with rebel near Colonia Juarez, the Mormon men vtho
started for the American berdci, established a camp in the mountains west of
Colonia Juarez and arc waiting there for the men from the Chuichupa colony
before starting for the States. The refugees from Colonia Dnhlnn and Colonia
Juarez have been joined In the mountain camp by the men from Colonia
Garcia and Paeheco and as soon as the Clinlchupa colonlvtH srrltc they win
start for the line overland.
This Information was received at the Mormon headquarters here Thurs
day morning In n letter from Junins Romncj, stake officer of the 31cxlcan
colonics, who has joined the men and nho is in command o them. No oar
was tnjnrrd In the skirmish which the Mormons had vilth. a rebel band which
attempted to stop them from leaving the ceUB.tr. As the Mormons are all
armed, the are capable ot making a stubborn defence and It Is believed that
they will lie permitted to come to the border without further interference.
Two messengers from the Mormons
here have been sent to Hachita. N. M..
and will leave from there to go to the
men who are encamped in the moun
tains west of Colonia Juarez. The two
messengers will carry messages from
the officials of the church here and in
structions for the further direction of
the men of the Mexican colonies who
are waiting for the remainde of the
colonists to join them before they start
for the Use.
Rey I Pratt, president of the Mor
mon mission in Mexico Citv. arrived
heiP Thhi-da.- ironiing ami I non n
(OufeitiKc with tiie .Mumum offuials.
He says that the revolutionary trouble
seems to be confined to t"e north.
Although tne original $30u0 which
was appropriated by the war depart
ment for the purchase of supplies for
the Mormons, has been exnausted, the
officers of the church have een as-
sured by Col. E. Z. Stet--r that the
frations will continue to be issued, as
he lies telegraphed for more cunds.
Propi rty held b the M "-Dions In
Mexico is being listed with the Amer
ican consul at Juarez, so that claims
rifci be filed against the Mexican fov
cinme"t when the amount of damage
done to the property of the colonists
can bt. obtained.