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EL PASO, TEXAS,
August 30, 1912 14 Pages
two sections today.
Fair tonight and Saturday.
Alleges that $500 Was Spent
Illegally in Payment of
CHARGES COMBINE BY
RING AND ANTI-RING
mi, i 4-h. -ii t-,-.xr nr irnn
1 Tflft !
voters were oaid.out or money which
was Daid Into tile camDaien fund of
either the rmir or anti ring organiza
tlons. Judge F. G. Morris Friday morn
ing filed his petition of contest in the
nomination of judge X R. Harper, the
nominee of the Democratic primaries
for chief justice of the eighth court of
civil appeals, in the 4 1st district court.
The petitioner alleges that these voters
voted in precincts Nos. 1. 2. 3, 4, 6, 7,
lr 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. The .plaintiff
alleges that the poll taxes -in this in
stance were paid for all Mexicans and
negroes with the exception of some 50
or more educated Mexicans and ne
groes. It is further alleged that the
Mexicans and neigrbes voting in these
precincts constituted all but about 300
Mexicans and negroes voting in El Paso
"Whether the money was actually
handed to the tax collector of 1 Paso
countj." the petition in the suit reads.
ty each individual voter or was paid
It him by some other person, it was
pj.id oat of one or the other of said
carpaitn funds; that the furnishing of
Rjicj to pay poll taxes out of said
i arraign funds was in some cases put
t.. i-g re form of loans to poll tax
paj e-s b agents' or tuose contributing
the- monty. and in some instances was
effected b placing said campaign
funds in the hands of alleged money
loaners who pretended to loan said
money to voters, who in person, or
through agents, paid said poll taxes
to the tax collector." In other In
stances the plaintiff alleges other de
lves unknown to him ivere resorted
t cover up the real transactions in
v Ived. But whatever way the money
was furnished in this instance to pay
pell taxes, the plaintiff charges that
it was Illegal and constituted a mis-ue-neanor,
and the votes of those per
sons should be disregarded.
Charges $5000 Spent Illegally.
The contestant alleges that more
than $5000 was spent in the illegal pay
ment of poll taxes during the' fall and
winter of 1911 and until February 1,
lfil2. and that over 300ir poll tax re
ceipts were secured by payments in El
Iaso county, and that at least 1700 of
th votes received by judge Harper in
these precincts were illegal. The con-te-tant
alleges that the votes received
ty him were prepared by the persons
. Ung them, and who paid their poll
tax with their own money.
It is alleged that nearly all the bal
1 - f3 cu.st were cast in the precincts con
t 'ted by Illiterate Mexicans and ne-g-
es who had their tickets prepared
t y them. The contestant alleges that
tv re was fraud and Illegality in. mark
ing those ballots.'
lZighty-five per cent or more of the
v "ers, the contestant alleges, who
; fd mre illiterate Mexicans and ne
c es who did not mark their own bal-
, .nd could not read their ballots
L, LZTi: l nt n? 1
Seventy per cent of i
w hen marked.
thpse voters it was alleged were 11-
1 tc rte Mexicans who had their ballots
rva ked and did not know how they
vt, p marked. The legal voters, the
c rtcstant sas, cannot be compelled
t- say for whom they voted, and the
voters who say their tickets were
narked for them do not know that they
v. re marked for judge Harper. Tho
e'ei-tlon judges, it is averred, could not
i ntify the ballots marked by them
nd separate them from the ballots
n ich were prepared by the voter him
self "Because of the large number of bal
lots which contestant wi'l show," the
petition reads, "were illegally and er
r neouslj marked for James It. Harper,
without any request of the voter that
his ballot should be so marked, and
were in many instances not in fact de
posited as a ballot by the voter, and
because of the Impossibility of purging
thost several precincts of said il
legal ballots, which illegal ballots
were wholly cast for oontcstee, con
testant pravs that the entire vote re
turned from said precincts for said
Harper be disregarded in the, trial and
de sion of this court."
The contestant requests that only
t'"-,se ballots -which were prepared by
the voter himself, or at his request, be
It Is further alleged that the illegal
t.3 llots were cast by Illiterate Mexicans
who did not understand, the English
language and were marked for judge
Harper in pursuance to a conspiracy
entered into by judge Harper and the
r'ng. "who" the petition says, "some
times call themselves the 'Regular
rJemocrats and who treat all other
Democrats as irregular, including con
testant" , ..
Three dajs before the primaries, the
contestant alleges, judge Harper and
the Ting conspired to place the name
of the Judge as chief justice for the
eighth court of civil appeals upon a
guide ballot which was issued and cir
culated. The election officers for the
ring, it was alleged, were instructed
to ma'k the ballots for all of those ap
pearing with the guide tickets and who
desired to vote the ring ticket for judge
Harper This, the contestant alleges,
the election officers carried out be
cause they deemed it their duty.
Alleges Agreement by Factions.
The contestant alleges that by rea
son of a prior agreement between the
ring and anti ring, it had been ar
ranged through the Democratic execu
tive committee to have the election
judges and officers divided equally be
tween the two factions. The contestant
says that he was not a member of
cither f-ction and had no representa
tion in the officers of the election.
The contestant alleges that the ticket
printed and circulated by the ring with
the names of the candidates did not
contain the name of any candidate for
state or district offices above that of
district judge, excepting a candidate
for governor. It Is alleged that the
nam" of judge Harper did not appear
in the list of candidates which had
been posted at the ring headquarters.
The guide ticket -which the contest-
WOMAN AND HER SIX
CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE
Rnthcrford, X. J., Ang. 30. Mrs. Erailio De Baro and six of her seven
children, ranging from five months to 12 years of age, met death early to
day In a fire which destroyed their home. De Baro, the husband and father,
and the seventh child, n boy of 13, escaped by jumping: from n second story
De Baro and his family made their home on the second floor of a frame
house. Mrs. De Baro and the six younger children slept In n rear room and
the father and the oldest boy in the front. De Baro and the boy tried to rescue
the woman .and children, but a wall of 1 lame checked them. With their night
clothes blazing they jumped from the window.
Five bodies were found in a heap near the center of the building. The
woman, with the baby in her arms, lay near the window. Firemen believe a
spark from a passing locomotive may have started the fire
Republican Leader of New
Mexico Is Pound Drowned
in Sheep Vat.
COULD HAVE BEEN
A U. S. SENATOR
Albuaueroue. r. jh.. auk. ju. aoio-
i mon Luna, millionaire banker and sheep
i grower, for 16 years KepuDiican na-
tional committee man for New .fexico.
and who refused to accept election to
tho United States senate at hte hands
of the first state legislature, met a
tragic death at Horse Springs, Socorro
county, 7G miles from Magdaiena, at an
early hour today, when -he fell into a
vat containing thousands of gallons of
sheep dip, after being attacked with
Becoming ill during the night, it is
supposed Mr. Luna arose and went
from his room to the dipping vat, a
few yards away from .he ranch house.
It is presumed he attempted to get a
drink of water- from a.fauoet near the
vat. and, being stricken with heart
failure, tumbled into the poisonous
mixture of lime, sulphur, tobacco and
At 4 oclock this morning camp em
ployes saw a body floating In the vat.
Tne sKin was peeled rrom tne face ana
hands because of the boiling water
which had been turned Into the vat at
1 oclock this morning.
The body was not recognized until
one of the Mexican herders declared
that it was that of Mr. Luna. The men
at once hastened to the room where Mr.
Luna slept and discovered that his bed,
vhich had been occupied, was empty.
The body was clad in a union suit of
underclothing when found.
Solomon Luna, who was 54 years of
age, represented New Mexico in the Re
publican national committee 16 years,
being one of the oldest members, in
point of service, on the committee. He
was prominent in business and politics,
and -was probably the best known man,
as well as the wealthiest in New Mex
ico. He leaves a wife but no children.
The body will be brought to Albuquer
que on a special tram tomorrow morn
ing. Solomon Luna had been a power in
the political and business life of New
Mexico for years and could have been
governor or at least he could have had
the Republican nomination for govern
or at the last election if he had cared
to take It. He could also have been
-one of the first United States senators,
it is generally believed, if he had cared
to enter the race.
Maximillian Luna, a son of SoL Luna,
was a lieutenant In the Roosevelt
Rough Riders in the Spanish-American
war and later served in the Philippines
on the staff of Maj. Gen. Lawton and
met his death while trying to cross a
swollen stream in Luzon Island during
the campaign against Aguirtaldo.
.nt said thfe ringMssued-was printedn'
English and the heading was: How to
Vote for the Ring" "If you want to
vote the ring scratch your ballot like
this." The contestant alleges that his
name and that of judge Harper ap-
peared on the guide ticket with a line
through hi name.
The returns from tne contested pre
cincts show a total of 1995 votes cast
for judge Harper, and 867 for judge
Following the filing of the petition
of contest before judge A. M Walthall,
a date for the hearing -will be set some
time in term time of the district court,
judge Harpr as contestee will then be
entitled to five days' notice from that
GOES TO CHILDREN
London. England, Aug. 30. A sum
mary of the will left by the late Gen.
William Booth has been made public.
All the properties held by him as gen
eral of the Salvation Army and all
like public trusts, both real and per
sonal including copyrights, are vested
in his successor as general for the time
being of the Salvation Army, to be held
by him "upon trusts affecting same."
By his codicil, his small private
property, having a net value of $2450.
he gives to the Salvation Army with
the exception of certain private papers
and memorandums which are given to
his eldest son, Bramwell. and a few ar
ticles chosen by himself which are
given as mementoes to each of his
children and his childreninlaw.
Another codicil deals with property
estimated to value 5295 ($26,475) rep
resenting moneys settled on him many
years ago by the late Henry Reed for
his private use It was this provision
which enabled him to draw no stipend
t nor remuneration of any kind from the
funds of the army.
This is divided among his children,
Bramwell. Catherine. Marian, Herbert,
Eva and Lucy. Bramwell Booth is ap
pointed executor of the will.
MRS. ir. 1L ROGERS
DIES IX A DINING CAR.
-O- New York. N. Y., Aug. 30.
Mrs. Henrj- H. Rogers, wife of -?
G the late vice presiden of the -
O- Standard Oil company, died -O-
O- suddenly today in a dining car &
in the Grand Central station, &
O at the conclusion of a journey &
from Brettonwoods, N, H., to
her home here. &
O Mrs. Rogers had suffered O
from heart attacks for 10
years ond last spring, when -O
& her condition became acute, -O-
O she "went to Brettonwoods.
O- seeking relief. About a wek
O ago it was declared that death
was hut a matter of a few days
& and she wired her family phy- J
O- sician In New York, but he was
O out of town. She desired to -
O return to her New York home -
O- before death and, although she
was steadily becoming -weaker
she insisted on starting lat
night. She was 62 years old.
If Rebels Offer Resistance,
Taft May Decide to Send
ARE IN DANGER
Washington, D. C.. Aug. 30. The 750
marines who sailed from the Phila
delphia navy yard last week for Nic
aragua are due at Colon tomorrow.
They will be transported across the
isthmus of Panama on a special train
and embarked on the big armored
cruiser California, due at Panama to
night or tomorrow morning.
The California is to leave Panama
immediately, perhaps touching at San
Juan Del Sur, to reinforce a small
marine contingent left at that place by
the cruiser Denver, to make sure that
the important cable station is not
closed by the rebels.
All messages from the American
legaiOn at Managua and the American
naval commanders at Corlnto must
come to San Juan Del Sur in order to
reach the cable.
"Will Reach Corlnto Monday.
The California should reach Corlnto
Monday night, if she covers the 650
miles at top speed. Rear Admiral
Southerland has already announced
his purpose of sending to Managua at
least 500 of the marines she carries
and the remainder probably will be
used to patrol the 72 miles of railroad
connecting the capital with the sea.
These reinforcements will bring the
total American strength in Nicaragua
up to more than 2000 men ashore and
about 1000 bluejackets on ships in the
coastal -waters on both sides of the
countrj. The naval commanders are
satisfied that this force will meet
present needs, but should the rebels
offer more formidable resistance than
is expected to the execution of policy
of protection to American lives and
property, then the Tenth infantry, held
in light marching order on the isthmus
since president Taft revoked the order
sending It Into Nicaragua, probably
will be moved after all.
It Is believed the rebels will at
tempt to stop the movement of Ameri
can forces along the "-wrecked railroad.
The greatest obstruction is expected to
be at Leon, which seems to be'the seat
of rebel operations.
Fear for Safety of Americans.
One cause of great concern to the
state department is the condition of
about 125 Americans at Matagalpa, in
the interior of 'tlie republic. Com
munication to thatsqction is difficult.
The last report irom-hem told q criti
cal conditions. TjJlgnly-w'ay'dacom-munleatlon-wifh
the American .-nlanfcrs
Is bycourleiC"' " ' V-' ;v
it probably will be necessary for
admiral Southerland to dispatch a re
lief expedition to Matagalpa. The !
town Is very difficult of access. The !
marines or bluejackets, selected for the j
lake boats at Managua, travel 25
miles by water to Momotombo, follow
a trail 50 miles up the river to Choco
yos and thence go to Matagalpa.
British Interests are centered large
ly In mines, one large mine property
near Matagalpa having recently been
acquired by an Austrian mining syndi
cate. About 125 Americans are believed to
reside on coffee plantations and to
work in mines in that neighborhood.
MORE MARINES ARE
SENT TO MANAGUA
Washington. D. C. Aug 30. Rear
admiral Sutherland, commanderinchief
of the Pacific fleet. Is now en supreme
command of the situation in Nicaragua. !
He has deployed forces along the rail
way between Oriente and Managua and
he reported to the navy department
that he intends to keep railway com
munication open between the capital
and the seaport.
vThe general tone of his two tele
grams to the navy department today
is that the situation is less alarming.
A force of marines, he says, is neces
sary at Leon and at other places along
the railway line. They will aggregate
about 5000 bluejackets and marines,
under captain Terhune.
The admiral will send 500 marines to
Managua at once.
Re-opening by the American marines
even In a temporary way of rail and
telegraphic communication between
Managua and the port of Corinto was
followed by the receipt of cablegrams
in tho state and navy departments
from that hotbed of trouble. One de
scribed how captain Terhune, of the
gunboat Annapolis, persuaded the in
surgents to keep out of Corinto by
confronting them with two six-pound
cannon. He perched them on the Co
rlnto side of the bridge connecting Co
rinto with the mainland and then cut
the bridge. This, he said, made it im
possible for the rebels to enter.
FOOD IS SCARCE
IN THE REBEL ZONE
Managua. Nicaragua, Aug. r3 (De
layed in transmission). Food is be
coming scarcer here daily and also in
several of the cities in the hands of
the revolutionaries. At Granada and
Masaya, which are held by the rebels,
the population is almost deprived of
Reports have come In of engagements
in the vicinity of Granada between the
government troops and the Insurgents,
but no details of the fighting have
FROM REBEL FIRE
Bluefields, Nicaragua, Aug. 30. Of
ficial information has been received
here that the 50 marines, fired on Sun
day by rebels, while repairing the rail
road between Managua and Leon, es
caped without injury. Though forced
temporarily to retreat they resumed
and completed their work Sunday and
then returned safely to Managua.
Colon, Panama, Aug. 20. A force of
767 United States marines arrived at
Cristobal today on the transport
Prairie. They Immediately entrained
for Panama, where they will embark
on the cruiser California for Corinto.
CRUISER CALIFORXIA HAS
RUACIIUD SAX JUAX DEI. SUR
San Juan del Sur. Nicaragua, Aug.
3X The cruiser California has ar
rived JlAr TlHtli n r!tfhmTit nf mn-
rines who are to be used for the pro-
tection of American life and property j
in Nicaragua. Everything is quiet J
Cunningham and Curtis
Eight Their Way From
KILL TWO REBELS
AND WOUND THREE
Douglas. Ariz., Aug. 30. Overjoyed
at having made their escapo from the
rebels, who would have killed them.
F. M. Curtis, manager, and Bert Cun
ninghom, foreman of Mlna El Oro, three
miles west of San Geronimo mine and
about 120 miles south of Nogales, have
arrived in Douglas from Nacozari. They
made their way to that camp following
a brush with the rebels under Campa,
who attempted to kill Cunningham,
who in turn killed two, wounded a
third and then, with Curtis, took to
the hills. ,
"The main body of Campa's men
passed through our camp. They treated
us considerately, although they took
what they wanted," said Mr. Curtis.
"About 20 rebels lingered In the camp
after the main body had gone. Four
of them came to where Cunningham
and I were and demanded money. I
refused them. Then they safd:
" We'll take you along and hold you
for ransom. We will leave you be
hind, they said to Cunningham. They
fired at him, making it evident that
by leaving him behind they meant as
a corpse. Cunningham happens to be
an old Indian fighter and a crack shot.
He returned the fire at once and killed
two. I know that he crippled another
Run Into Federals.
"We mounted our horses and rode
away to the east, being blocked by
the rebel forces to the -north and -west
from going that way. On Saturday
morning we ran into a force of !0
federals who were in camp at San Ra
fael, six miles south of Opodepe. Dur
ing the day about 30 mounted rebels
attacked us. The fire was returned by
tho federals. The federals lost two
killed and three wounded. At least
half of the rebel force was extermi
nated. T know this for as soon as the
rebels were routed the federals began
killing the wounded. Some may have
escaped by crawling Into the thick un
derbrush, but not many.
"This went on for about 15 minutes
and then news came that 400 rebel in
fantry was closing in on the federals.
Mr. Cunningham and I made our es
cape and continued riding east. This
was our last fight. We passed close
to one body of rebels, of unknown num
bers, holding Ifonamachi. We did not
stop to ascertain details but Baine
straight through. We traveled five
days -iyiafotlr nights to get to Naeo-
ari. f it jad npt been, for Cunning
ham x ddn't'beirfeve-.LshpuId" ever have
got out alive. He is a" crack shot and
demonstrated his ability when he first
got me out of camp."
wnen asued ir ne had heard the I
threat, s.aid by Mr, Holland to have i
bean made by Canlpa, he stated that I
ne nau not. jP
"I can see no need forfjie . rebels
making any sucli statement? They are
making no distinction between Mexi
cans and foreigners now that I can
see," baid he.
Xo Protection for Americans.
The Mexican federals are refusing
to protect American citizens or their
property in Sonora. This was the
statement of H. C Beauchamp, general
manager of the Transvaal Copper Min
ing company, and other mining men
now in this city. Application was
made to federal officials who refused
outright to take any steps whatever.
Protection was asked for El Tigrc
from Lieut. Col. Begne, commander of
the Agua Prieta garrison. The request
was met by a flat refusal to send a
single man to that camp, which is now
being besieged by 300 rebels.
The Transvaal company, which was
looted on August 23, had its store
looted, several thousand dollars in cash
stolen and a large quantity of sup
plies of every kind. The loss is placed
by Mr. Beauchamp at ?12,000, gold. Mr.
Curtis, the storekeeper, was held for
ransom which had to be paid before
he was allowed to accompany Beau
champ to the line. They came out in
the working clothes they had on. They
were robbed of all other clothing, even
to underwear and socks.
The Archipeligo mine, belonging to
the Minneapolis Copper company, has
also been looted. Wiliam Kemp, the
manager of this company is now In the
city, being another arrival from the
"Gie Americans Hell."
C. R. Hotchkiss, of the San Jose mine,
arrived here havinng also been robbed
by the rebels. They took $330 in cash
and all the supplies in the camp. They
told him that they were acting under
direct orders of Orozco "to give all the
Americans hell." Had It not been for
the fact that he had $100 concealed
In an old shoe, Hotchkiss would have
been unable to get out.
The rebel forces are commanded by
Escobosa and Alatore, who have been
-.cting independently in the Mi-t-izuiia,
rumpss and Sonoia rlvei dit.'sots.
These have now joined forces and are
now reported marching upon Cumpas,
45 miles south of Nacozari. The ei;t
size of their force is not known al
though reported to be in the neighbor
hood of 40..
The town of Bonamachl, on the So
nora river, has already fallen. The
same atrocities reported from otner
towns, are said to have been perpe
trated there. Murder and rapine fol
lowed its surrender.
POND AND DRAINS IT
Mesilla Park Is Scene of
Mesilla, N. M.. Aug. 30. Lighting
struck a body of water standing in the
street herp. hiirlnp- n rnl W tht r.rnnnrl
through which all the water in the '
pond disappeared. -t
Another bolt struck the house accu
pied by Mrs. Rafael G. Barcela, going
down the chimney and leaving an al
most straight streak around the en
tire room and breaking the pictures on
The walls of the convent , of the
Sisters of Mercy -were damaged by
water and are crumbling and falling
Tomorrow, being the InHt Saturday of
the month. Herald carriers will present
bills for subscription to September 1st.
Subscribers will Ulndlj note the above
and be ready for the bojs.
Generals Of American and
Mexican Armies Shake Hands
BlllllillS s? S- iss
Gen. Joaquin Teller, commanding the Mexiea federal -army In Jcnrex,
welcoming Gen. E. Z. Steever, comma ndlng the department of Texas, to
Janrex. Gen. Steever made the visit Wednesday, returning a visit paid to
him nt Fort Bliss the day previous by Gen. Tellez.
REBELS QUIT EL TIGRE
AND HEAD FOR MORELOS
Douglas, Ariz., Aug 30 The El Tigre
wire, cut yesterday, was repaired this
The. first message stated that the
rebeJs'iUnder Campa, who yesterday
dema.ndeq the surrender jpt' the- tp-nq
left--Oh.e-'rtVer crosslrij:-ncadlng nbrtl
It Is believed the rebels have not aban
doned the plan of attacking Tigre, but
will do so from the north, where access
is easier. Were they to follow the road
originally held, they would pass through
deep mountain defiles easy of defence.
The present route 'will take the
rebels through Colonic Morelos, which
they claimed was their objective point
when they left the Bavlspe river.
Eight hundred Mormons reside there.
All of the .men are well armed. The
Mormons have declared they will not
tamely submit to outrages such as were
perpetrated in the Chihuahua colonies.
! -" .iii.. .. v. I
J'srfI3 in,comlr?,!,V.e.1f SSK
from the colony with the road from
there a strategic viewpoint for the
The rebels claim to expect reinforce
ments to meet them, doubling their
Manager L. R. Budrow, of El Tigre
company left Vzabal this morning for
Tigre, believing the main road open.
Ysidro Escobosa and A. LaTorre have
joined forces, the combination making
a force o'f 500, now operating in Cumpas
All available United States troops
stationed at Fort Huachuca. have been
ordered to Nogales in anticipation of
trouble in Sonora, taking several ma
chine guns. It is believed here to be
the beginning of a general mobilization
of troops on the border.
All Mexican federal troops have been )
removed fromCananea and Naco to
Nogales, "SoliJ:. giving a force of only
three or ffljlr hundred.
" Officials o,f the Cananea Consolidated
Copper cbnjpany have reported that
they will traj.a'bre to protect that camp.
They hayas'lmported sufficient arms
and ammunition to be able to do with
out federal 'aTd.
Wm. Kemp, of Tucson, general man
ager of the. Minneapolis Copper com- i
pany, tellsfa story of brutal treatment '
by Kscobosa's men. The leader with i
30 mounted rebels took the camp by j
surprise late in tne artcrnoon or the 2ist
and. looted the store and took the
horses, arms, and ammunition of the
Americans. They pointed their guns
at Kemp. Wm. Haynes, and Emmett
Hanks, all Americans, and threatened
to kill them. They did this three times.
Escobpsa told Kemp he was acting
under orders from Orozco, to "give
Americans all the hell you can."
Refugees continue to come in num
bers from the south. Today's train
FEDERALS GO AFTER
REBELS IN SONORA
Leave Cananea Bound For
Nogales and Then
South to Poza.
Cananea, Mexico, Aug. 30. Col. Jose
R. Moreno, at the head of 150 men
of the Fifth battalion, and eight other
officers left Cananea yesterday for
Noealos. where thev will nrobablv re
main for a day before being sent south
to santa Ana or t'oza with the pur
pose of driving the rebels under Rojas
and Mascarenas away from the rail
road. No trains have yet been able to reach
Hermosillo or Guaymas. but the tele
graph wires have been repaired and
communication is now possible between
Cananea and Guaymas. in fact as far
south as Torin, Sonora. the military
base of tho southern portion of the
state, in the Yaqui country. No com
munication is yet possible between
here and Sonora river town.
Mexican secret service officers In El
Paso were informed Friday morning
by one of their number that Pascual
Orozco, jr., had left the T. O. ranch for
Ojinaga, where he expected to attack
tho border town. With him was Jose
Orozco, . and a force -which the secret
service man estimated to bo S00 men.
A. B. Paschal, of the T O ranch, has
arrived in El Paso and says that there
weref?about 1500 rebels in that vicinity
last week. Among them were the
Orozcos. Pascual senior and junior,
and Feliz, and also Jose Cordova,
Orozco's secretary. They passed east-
ward and later, according to. Mr. Jb-as-
chal. were seen liv Tom Bell, a ranch- ..
man who lives near Coyame. and who
is now a refugee near Sierra Blanca
e.r,ebels. .aecuussr. to Mr. aeu.
liiey were uin iiuus vjuKi&efc
said that they expected to get down
into the state of Coahuila.
PIRST MAIL TO ,
JUAREZ SENT OVER
The first mail to Juarez was sent
over from the El Paso postofflce Fri
day morning. The mail had been accu
mulated here and filled the big mail
wagon from the Mexican side. In the
mail was a large number of Chinese
newspapers wxiiuu uau uctrii s?c;ni ucic
fr the Juarez Chinese colony. .
BLUEJACKETS ASD MARINES
WILL OPEN RAILROAD LINE
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, Au;. 30.
A force ql 500 American bluejackets
and marines left Corinto today to re
establish railroad .and telegraph com
munication with Managua.
Zapata Threatens To Take
the Capital Of Mexico
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Federal General Believes He
Can Better Handle the
Rebel Situation Here.
TROOPS ARE SENT
TO TIGRE'S RELIEF
Gen. Tellez, in Juarez, Ad
vised Troops Have Been
Sent from Hermosillo.
Gen. Victoriano Hucxta, commanderin
chief of all federal forces in the north,
departed at 2 oclock Friday moniinjj
from the city of Chihuahua over the
Mexico & North Western railway. He
comes to Juarez to make his headquar
ters in the border Mexican city oppo
site El Paso, it is officially announced
in Juarez, to better conduct the cam
paign against the rebels. The number
of men accompanying Gen. Huerta is not
announced here, "but it is said that he
comes with artillery and cavalrv, the
latter much needed along the bortler.
Coincident with the departure of the
army under Tellez is a movement of
800 federals with artillery from the citv
of Chihuahua northwest over the Kansas
City, Mexico & Orient railway. The3e
troops are destined for Ojinaga, border
point to the east, near where federal
officials say Pascual" Orozco is operating
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permit his movement east, west or south.
while united States troops guard the
-ooroer -on- the nerto -ot Uunaga, should
urn eseapa De atjemptod. in..,tnat direc
As soon as cavalrv arrives in Juarez
a s'trong detachment will be sent to
Aseencion. a point southwest of Juarez
and near the logical entrance into Son
ora. Cavalry will be sent also to Las
Palonias. it is announced from the fed
eral headquarters in Juarez. Gen. Telle?
believes that Aseencion is the strategical
point of the present situation. The loca
tion of Gen. Rabago, moving south of
Juarez with a strong detachment of fed
eral cavalrv, is not known in Juarez.
If Kabago has reached the line of the
Mexican Central railway he could nos
communicate with Gen. Tellez at Juarez,
as all telegraph lines arc still down and
absolutely no attempt is being made to
repair the railway running due south of
the border port."
"Work of repairing the Mexico North
(Continued on page 5).
Will Show No
Washington, D. C,
Aug. 30. Senor Dl
dap,rep resenting one
branch of the Mex
here, announced to
day that he had in
formation that Emi
liano Zapata would
attack Mexico City
within eight dajs,
nnd there would be
no protection of
fered to life or
property, nnd that
would be protected.
is a full-blooded
Guerrero Indian. He
is supposed to have
.a force of 13,000
folly armed men.
Zapata, who helped
DInz, turned against
his champion when
the latter became
president and pcid
over to his brother.
Gu.ta o Mndero,
$700,000 as -expenses"
to a campaign In
-which Gustavo did
not fight a single
Bl Impnrcial, Mex
ico's leading; sens.
pnper, has gli en
Zapata the credit of
having killed 210
men with his own
hand up to March
27, 1012. He has
swept a third of the
territory of Mexico
with fire and sword.
Zapntn claims to
be fighting under
the orders of Fas
cnal Orozco, the de
feated rebel chief In
the north. Only a
few days ago he
sent his pledges of
fidelity to Orozco,
xenewlnjr pledges he
made many months
ago when Orozco
was at Jiminez.