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Monday Evening,
Nevesber 25, 1912-12 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Jury Is Being Selected To
day at Pecoe Prisoner Is
Looking Better.
(By C. A. BrasB.)
Pecos, Texas. Nov. 25. Mrs. Agnes
i ncr, of El Paso, went to trial today
in the district court here before judge
& J. Isaacs This is her third trial on
I he charge of killing her 11 year old
i.iughter, Lillie Orner. on February 18,
.!, at their home, 608 North Ochoa
street, in El Paso. It will probably
require ail day today to secure - jury.
Three J Brers Secured.
But three jurors had been secured
'i cun the 15 talesmen examined to serve
,ii ihe case when the 70th district court
adjourned for the noon recess today.
Then men who occupy seats in the
j ii j box are W. B. Prewit, shipping
k-i k for the Pecos Mercantile .om
i..mj, father of six children, IS. B. Reed,
a ranchman of Balmorhea, father of two
children; J. 1L Chandler, a Toyah mer
i hant, father of four children. Chandler
n as a juror in the Martinez case now in
the supreme court of the United States
on appeal
The defence challenged Ira Jackson,
a lueryman, of Toyah, who had been
, Mted by the state, and C C Cargill,
"i i'oah. -Neither of these had any
-c tuples, but all others who were ex
i used, were let off on that account.
it i& believed that the jury will be
ompleted before adjournment today, j
anless talesmen decline to inflict tne
ilt-ath penalty on circumstantial evi
(Iurp Talesmen are not allowed to
remain in the courtroom while pros
pective jurors are being examined. They
are called in one at a time.
Jndge Is Very Careful.
Judge S j Isaacs took nearly an hour
to explain qualifications for jury duty
and tne importance of the oath.
Mr&. Orner appeared calm and col-it-
ted. .She was dressed in black, wore
i heat y black veil, hanging loosely over
a i face, which was white from powder,
evidently used to give her a prison
Pallor which she has not naturally. She
signified a desire for some bananas
len Mrs Edith Evans asked if she
would like anything particular to eat.
in addition to the witnesses who came
. rom 1 Paso. Mrs. A. K, Thomas is
Tne first trial of Mrs. Qrner was held
in the 34th district court in El Paso,
nth judp.' James R. Harper presiding,
i May, i''ll. and when the jury found
her guilty and sentenced her to life im-
pi isonment, she fainted.
Pre visas Trials.
The supreme courjt of the state L
granted her a new trial on tne groffna
that the judge erred in not seeing that
the jury specified the degree of mur
dei of which she was guilty. A change
of venue was granted and the case went
to trial for the second time on Septem
ber IS, 1912, before judge W. C. Doug
las at Marfa, Texas, and resulted in a
i ing: jur Because of the difficulty
experienced in securing a jury at Mar
ia judge Douglas ordered a change of
venue to Pecos and the case is now on
trial heie
Mrs. Orner has been in jail here for
about a month, having been brought
here from Marfa, Texas, where she was
held after her trial there.
"len Developments Expected.
New developments are expected in
'tne i-ase from both the prosecution and
the defence It is understood that the
former will endeavor to introduce tes
timony to show that a dog. which had
eaten meat thrown to him in the back
v ard of the Orner home, had died from
eating it, and that this meat was part
of vv hat her nusband, a Pullman con
ductor, had eaten from a short time
before his sudden and mysterious death,
w hich occurred about a year before that
of LilUe Orner.
Confession Talk.
It is also reported that witnesses are
o testify in regard to a confession that
Mrs Orner is supposed to have made
to El Paso women friends, but neither
the prosecution nor the defence will
make public anything in this regard
at this time. It is probable that such
witnesses will be held for rebuttal.
though this is not stated on authority
of those connected with the case.
At previous trials the prosecution
has failed to show any motive for the
i rime, but contended that Mrs. Orner
gave her child arsenic in a up of cof
ree and that the child diet soon after
J. D. Lee. at whose home Vrs. Orner
and her child lived, is 'xpectedto give
substantially the same tesnnvTny that
he gave hereto'ore, 6unn,r which he
said that she Fhowed no affect. uu for
the child.
Mm. Orner to rake Stand.
Mrs. Orner will take the stand her
telf and the defence will attempt to
--how through her that it would have
been a most unnatural thing for her to
attempt the life of her own child and,
, imp with testimony heretofore in
troduced, that the child might have j
accidentally mu wus v" .v,
w hich is an arsenic poison. It has
i ever been denied by the defence that
il e child died from arsenic poisoning.
ut its contention is that it was not
Kirmnistered by Mrs. Orner.
Representing the state in the case are
district attorney Wm. P. Brady, of this
district, and assistant district attorney
Robert T. Neill, of El Paso. The de
fence is represented by R. L. Nichols
and Charles Owen, of El Paso, and
Ross & Hubbard, of Pecos.
Many Witnesses.
Mr Neill came here Thursday and
on the train leaving Ei Paso Sunday
morning were Mr. Nicols and Mr. Owen
and the following witnesses: Mrs.
.adie Irwin Mrs Edith Evans, Mrs.
jucile Archer, Mrs W. F. Lucase, Mrs.
r li Rock. Robert Brooks, Dr. C. P.
Brown and J. J. Kaster. Other witnesses i
ire expected to come in a aay or two.
J. D. Lee. at whose home, on North
Ochoa street, the death of the child oc
curred, has been here several days.
Mrs. Orner is lqpklng much fleshier
than when she was in the El Paso jail.
She has none of the asual jail pallor, as
she gets plenty of fresh air and exer
cise, and her double chin, which was
noticeable even when she was much
(Continued on next page.)
Work on the InterHrfesB line te Ys
neea at 3S the formal transfer of tfc
stone A Webster company took place.
is to start ia 06 days. When the liae 1
ated, the 1obhs of $15m is te be pa
hourly car service ever the line. Th
the rlsshtofvray, where court aetlon is
Wilson Will Have One More
Cabinet Officer Than Any
President Heretofore. -
(By Wlnfleld Jones.)
Washington, r. C, Nov. 35. An Im
portant readjustment of the bureaus
of the department of commerce and
labor will be attempted by the new
Democratic administration, according
to Democratic congressmen today.
With the creation of a new department
of labol which is expected to be con
sumated by congress during the com
ing winter, a number of the functions
of the old department will be handed
over to the new department.
The bureau of labor will be abol
ished entirely and its functions of in
vestigating industrial conditions and
reporting to congress turned over to
the new department. Appointment of
a new member of the cabinet will he
necessitated. Prt of the functions of
the bureau of statistics will be turned
overto the new department as well as
the new children's bureau, which was
created at the last session of congress
and of which Miss Julia C. Lathrop is
the head. All statistics relating to
child labor and employment of women
will be prepared hy the new depart
ment, Coasular Publications.
The publications of the bureau of
manufactures will be amplified. There
is much complaint now that persons
who desire copies of the daily trade
and consular reports are unable to get
them, and provisions will be made for
increasing the circulation of this pub
lication among business houses and
chambers of commerce.
Complication of tariff statistics will
also be undertaken by the bureau of
manufactures. Many Democrats hero
think this work should be undertaken
by this bureau instead of by the treas
ury department. A tariff statistics
bureau may be created.
Te Modify Immigration Laws.
A modification of the functions of
the bureau of immigration and nat
uralization will be attempted also.
Congress is expected to pass a new
immigration law at the coming session
and in the bill will be included some
reforms for the immigration service.
It will fall to the new administration
to put these in force.
New heads of the bureau of corpora
tions and of the bureau of census,
lighthouses, coast and geodetic -survey
and navigation will be appointed.
The Democrats hare not yet decided
what te do with the bureau of ear-
parations. If it fits in with their new
scheme of trust control it may be con
tinued with increased powers.
Burke After Cabinet Job.
The northwest states haive never
had representation in the president's
cabinet A united effort is being made
to induce president elect Wilson to
name governor John Burke, of North j
Dakota, as secretary or the interior.
Governor Wilson and governor Burke
were the first to respond to the call of
William Jennings Bryan for "Messages
from Home" to make the Baltimore
convention progressive. Governor
Burke was "the favorite son" for the
nomination for president, but instead
of allowing the customary complimen
tary vote cast for himself he threw
North Dakota into the Wilson column
on first roll call and worked inces
santly for the nomination of Wilson.
When governor Burke had nearly half
the votes in the convention for the
nomination for vice president, he with
drew and moved to make the nomina
tion of governor Marshall, of Indiana,
unanimous instead of holding the con
vention locked.
Two Holdup Occur Saturday Night,
and Upson Avenue Home Is Bur
glarized JSimeJay Night.
Highway robbers, thieves and bur
glars again infest El Paso. Almost
every night last week there was either
a holdup or a burglary. Saturday night
two holdups were reported to the police.
Just Taylor was the first victim, being
held up on Texas street, knocked in
the head, and robbed of $83.
Antonio Hernandez, who drives an ex
press wagon and lives in the vicinity
of the Santa Fe bridge, while on his
way home Saturday night was assault
ed by four men and, after being badly
beaten about the head, was robbed of
all the money in his possession. Later
mounted policeman Herbert Davis ar
rested Salvador Las.s; Manuel Lopez,
Louis Reyes and Jose Lopez were after
wards arrested by sergeant W. D. Greet
and policeman J. Clark.
T. Payan, Antonfo Tierrez and S.
Rivera, who were arrested by patrol
man Simpson Friday night after Cruz
Marcel was held up In an alley and
robbedof $100, were transferred to the
county jail Saturday.
While V. B. Andreas was down town
Sunday night, burglars entered his
home, 629 Upson avenue, and stole ar
ticles valued at $300, .including a gold
watch and gold necklace.
E. P. Ripley, president of the Santa
Fe system, was here Sunday in his
Srivate car for an inspection of the Rio
rande division of .the railroad. He
returned to Albuquerque after being
met here by a number of business men
and railroad officials.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 25. Andrew D.
Wilson, millionaire real estate dealer,
a member of Colorado's first state
legislature in 1877, also former state
railroad commissioner, is dead of heart
trouble at his home, in Denver, follow
ing a brief illness.
Montreal. Canada, Nov. 26. Eighteen
persons were injured in a collision be
tween two suburban trolley cars near
here oday.
leta Trill start 1b 66 days. This after
e franchise frem T. M. Wince to the
one ef the conditions being that work
s completed and the first cars are oper
Id. The company agrees to sire an
e matter of condemning property for
necessary, Is expected to start this
Houston Publisher May Fail
to Succeed Bailey Even
For Few Weeks.
Austin, Tex.. Nor. 26. It develops
that Joseph Weldon Bailey's proposed
resignation as a member of the
United States senate has a toe line tied
to it
Immediately following this an
nouncement, or rather co-incident with
it, came an official statement from
governor Colquitt that he would ap
point R. M. Johnston, editor of the
Houston Post, to succeed Mr. Bailey in
the senate pending the filling of the
vacancy by the legislature, which
meets January 14, 1913. In connection
with his announcement to this effect.
Mr. Colquitt took occasion to say pub
liety that he had never been in Mr.
Bailey's confidence and that the lat
ter had never supported him for pub
lic office. The governor explained that
his announced intention of appointing
Mr. Johnston to the senate was as a re
ward to the latter for his long years
of service for the Democratic party in
Texas, and for his unbroken friend
ship and support of himself.
Bailey Selects Successor.
It is now known, however, that be
bore Mr. Bailey told his friends that
he intended to resign he had made the
proposed action conditional upon the
appointment of Mr. Johnston as his
successor. It happens that Mr. Johns
ton is very friendly politically and
personally with both Bailey and Col
quitt. Up to this time, things fitted
together very nicely and Mr. Johnston
is said to have anticipated that Bailey
would have resigned ere this and that
he would be appointed to the sena
torship. When the situation had reached this
point, however. Mr. Bailey seems to
have changed his mind in the matter
of quitting the senate before his regu
lar term expired. It was then that he
tied a toe string to his reported pros
pective resignation. He is said to
have informed Mr. Johnston that if the
latter could obtain enough pledges
front members of the legislature to in
sure his election to the senate by that
body in January he would resign, the
same to take effect as soon as these
pledges were secured. Here is where
the political transaction fell down. It
is known that there is no possible
chance of Mr. Johnston receiving
pledges of the majority of the mem
bers of the legislature for the sena
toratUa. DlsceBraelng Reverts.
TBi iranBilst frtends have been
sounding the aolons on that subject
during the last several days and their
reports are said to be uniformly of a
disoouraging effect. The solons re
fuse to disregard the primary instruc
tions for Morris Sheppard of last July
to elect Mr. Johnston or anybody else.
Then, too, the legislature is prohibi
tion and the solons are almost to a
man the political enemies of Mr.
Johnston and do not feel inclined to
endow him with the senatorial honor,
it is stated. Instead of doing this it is
certain that Morris Sheppard, who was
nominated in tht preferential primar
ies to succeed Mr. Bailey as United
States senator, wil be elected to the
vacancy by the legislature should Mr.
Bailey really resign before his present
term expires. Mr. Sheppard will take
his seat for the regular term on
March 4. 1913.
In view of the fact that there is no
chance of Mr. Johnston being elected
by the legislature to serve In the sen
ate until the coming fourth day of
March, it is now believed by men who
are said to be in Mr. Bailey's confi
dence that the latter will not resign.
6nould he, however, carry out his
original announced intention of retir
ing from the senate early in Decem
ber, Mr. Johnston's service in that
body, should he be appointed to the
vacancy, would be of very short dura
tion, lasting, perhaps, from about the
middle of December until the middle
of January, when the legislature would
elect Mr. Sheppard to fill the unex
pired term.
Walters and Colquitt at Outs.
Another interesting development In
the Texas Democratic political situa
tion is the break between governor
Colquitt and Jake Wolters. It is said
that Mr. Wolters, -who was a candidate
for United States senator and was de
feated for that office in the preferen
tial primaries by Mr. Sheppard. feels
that Colquitt was largely responsible
for his failure in that contest It is
reported that Mr. Wolters will again
be a candidate for United States sena
tor to succeed senator Charlesx A. Cul
berson. The fact that Mr. Culberson
is mentioned as a cabinet possibihtv
under the administration of president
Woodrow Wilson leads to interesting
speculation as to who the legislature
would elect to succeed him in event he
should receive such an oppointment
It is the opinion of men who are sup
posed to be good judges of the situa
tion that such a vacancy as this
would be filled by the election of
either Cone Johnson, of Tyler, or form
er congressman Thomas H. Ball, of
Houston. Both of these men are lead
ers of the dry element of the party, of
which the majority of tbe legislature
is composed.
Charged with selling liquor on Sun
day, Charles Hein and Lee Arnold, two
saloon men, got in the city jail. They
were arrested by officer Jack Keevil
on that charge Monday at noon. Hein
is a bartender at the saloon at the'
corner of Second and Stanton streets,
and Arnold officiates in the same ca
pacity at a 'saloon at 715 East Mis
souri street. Illegal sales of liquor
are alleged to have been made in both
these saloons.
Salem, Mass.. Nov. 25. Joseph Ettor
and Arturo Govannitti. who on Satur
day pleaded that they be sent to the
electric chair if found guilty of tbe
murder of Anna Popizzo in the Law
rence textile strike, cannot be con
victed of murder in the first degree.
Judge Quinn in charging the jury
instructed that the evidence in the case
did not warrant a first degree verdict
- -
O- Calais, France Nov. 25.
Twenty-four men lost their
lives when fire damp exploded -4t-
- in a coal mine. The explosion
4 occurred between shifts On'v
ifc- "S men were In the mine at the
- tirre nf the explosion ft
w US' ty M y sjsm
Man Held For the Charge
Declares He Remembers
Nothing of Trouble.
Tombstone. Ariz, Nov. 25. W. J.
Bruner is dead and Cave Adams is un
der arrest. Briyier was killed at Haa
chuca siding, on ihe Nogales liae of the
Southern Pacific, about 17 miles south
of this city.
The shooting occurred about 7 oclock
Saturday- night Ir the saoon of Gene
Larrieu. Bruner .was standing at the
bar drinking a .glass of beer with some
acquaintance and had just finished say
ing to his friend, "I lost a little child
about two months ago- and I have two
children who are ruptured, and I feel
pretty blue over the situation," when
the words, "You s of a b ,' fol
lowed by a pistol shot, rang out and
Brunner fell dead, shot through the
Adams, who was sitting at a table
and under, the 'influence, of liquor, was
arrested, though there had . not been
any quarrel or dispute or business re
lation' between the men at any time.
Adams was immediately put in Irons
an a word wu Dhoned to the sheriff.
Sheriff Wheeler and deputy Allie Howe.
went out by auto at once -ana me pris
oner was landed in the county jail at
11 oclock.
A coroner's inquest was held imme
diately, but the verdict has not been
received by the clerk ofthe court
In an interview Sunday Adams stated
that he had not the slightest remem
brance of anything happening, and
when informed that he had killed- a
man. he asked if he had had a quarrel.
Informed that he had not and that he
had killed Bruner in cold blood, he
replied: "Well, I guess that I am Ip for
it I am sorry I haven't anything
more than I have to leave my wife."
He then asked for a drink.
Adams is originally from Texas, but
came to Arizona from. California to
work for the Greene Cattle company at
Hereford as a eowpuncher, which call
ing he has followed all hie IKe. He
had also lived in New Mexieo and Mon
tana. In the latter state he was at one
tim cattle Inspector. Adams was
married about two years ago and at I
tne tune or uw aowui id .i.j
by the Boquillas Land aad, Cattle com
pany. He stated that be had just fin
ished branding some ealves that day
out on the range and had ridden Into
the siding and had started to drink
and had acquired a ImA.' Me also
said that from the ttae beeaine full
until he Ma eateruix the jaiL he sad
".tt i ".r . .imU.... t
. hr0- at-HeSbv-two men Into tne
courthouse. Adams Is about 60 years
of age and when sober was a quiet sort
of a man.
Bruner was about 32 years of age
and at the time of his death was fore
man of a gang of county road, builders.
Bruner has lived in Tombstone for
about two years and was a quiet in
offensive man, of a very retiring dis
position. He leaves a wife and four
children. The oldest child is only 7.
Was Leader uneae Democrats in Upper i
Honse Party May Lose Con
trol In Senate.
Washington, D. C. Nov. 25. Senator
Isidor Rayner, of Maryland, one of the
leading Democrats of the senate and a
man who was offered to the Baltimore
conention b W. J. Bryan as a suitable
candidate for the presidential nomina
tion, died here today at the end of a
long illness resulting from continued
attacks of neuritis.
His seere illness covered a period of
six weeks, dating from the efforts made
in the joint political debate with Bourke
Cockran at Baltimore, late in Septem
ber. Physicians compelled him to re
tire from the campaign after that and
he returned to his Washington home,
where he died at 6:20 this morning.
For over five years senator Rayner
had been a sufferer from neuritis.
Senator Rayner's death removes one
of the members the Democratic party
denpended on in the next session.
While the Democrats still have an
apparent strength of '48, the death of
the Maryland senator reduces the sup
posed majority to a point very near
the dividing line of party control.
Funeral services will be held at his
former residence here Wednesday af
ternoon. Senator Bacon, president pro
tempore of the senate, will appoint a
committee of senators, and speaker
Clark will name a committee of rep
resentatives to be present Interment
will be in Rock Creek cemetery here.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 25. William P.
Jackson, member of the Republican na
tional committee, will be appointed
senator Raynor's successor, it is be
lieved, although governor Goldsborough
has said he will not consider the mat
ter until .after the funeral.
Parsons. N. M., Nov. 35. The first
real snow of the season has fallen
here. It lay six inches on the ground.
Rain and Sleet nt Plateau.
Plateau, Texas. Nov. 25. Rain and
sleet fell here all of one day.
Rain at Marfa.
Marfa. Texas. Nov 25 Rain fell
abundantly in .Marfa anJ vicimt. and
i i --till eioucH, with a prospect of
continuous iv""
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Witness Says Hockin Nar
rated Plot to Blow Up a
Pullman to Kill Miss Dye.
Indianapolis, Ind, Nov. 25. Plans to
blow up the Frick building in Pitts
burg, to blow up other buildings in
eastern cities where "open shop" iron
and steel contractors had their offices,
and to explode a bomb in a sleeping
car in order to kill Miss Mary C. Dye,
a stenographer, were described by
Llndsey I Jewell at the "dynamite con
spiracy" trial today as having been re
vealed to him by Herbert S. Hockin.
"When was it that Hockin first dis
closed information about explosions?"
Jewell was asked by senator Kern, for
the defence.
Opposed to Wholesale Mnrder.
"He told me he was opposed to the
wholesale murder being planned and
got me to promise him I would never
reveal the source of my information.
He told me president Ryan knew noth
ing of the plots to murder. That was
McNamara's scheme.
"After Hockin told me who blew up
the Times building, I promised him if
he ever got into trouble I would see
that after he got out he would get a
pension paying him $2600 for two
years. When Hockin began to report
to Burns, Burns assumed that obliga
lon to Hockin."
"Did Hockin tell you J. B. McNamara
was planning to blow up a whole sleep
ing car full of persons in order to kill
Miss Dye because she knew too much?"
asked district attorney Miller.
"Yes; Hockin told me of plots of
wholesale mnrder and that the Frick
building was to be blown up with other
buildings in the east in which were
the offices of nonunion employers."
Jlockla's Bead Is Increased.
Jewell also repeated statements that
Hockin reported to Burns direct within
a month after the Times explosion, tell
ing Burns the dynamiters were on a
hunting trip in the Wisconsin woods.
It was because of Jewell's testlmony
that judge Anderson increased Hockin's
bond from $10,000 to $20,000, in default
of which be was in custody of a deputy
marshal at the trial today. Judge An
derson announced he would not increase
the bonds of other defendants and
would "pass" the motion for the pres
ent Wasted te Blow Up Cana1
Ortie McManigal next resumed his
"Tell what, if anything, you and the
'vrNsuiiftrAji saio. idoui oivwiiik ui
McNamaras said about blowing up
feSfew "ft, 1ff a,s
trlet jtltornev Miller.
"In April, 1911, in Indianapolis." said
MfcManigal, 'J. J. said the McClintic
Marshall Construction company, a non
union concern, had two years' work on
the Panama, oanal. and he wanted me to
go there. He said I should go to Pana
ma and enlist as a soldier, as I al
ready hed served in the Spanish-Amei-Ican
war I asked him if he expected
me to take nltro-glycerin to Panama.
He said 'No; the McClintic-Marshall
people have great stores of dynamite
down there. You can watch your
chance to steal it Put a wagonload in
' each lock '
"I didn't take much to tne Panama
idea and told J. J. so. but he Insisted
he would take it up later.
J T said at that time he had more
work on the Pacific coast He said he
was going there with a man to set off
bombs by touching an electrical cur
rent miles away. He said Til go out
to Los Angeles and undermine the
acqueduct and the waterworks. Then
put bombs at various parts of the city
and blow the whole town off the map.
The people will think there has been
another earthquake similar to the one
at San Francisco.' "
McManigal then described his going
to Detroit with J. B. McNamara to blow
up four jobs and their arrest there
which prevented the wholesale explo
sions. Offered $5000 for Escape.
"After we were arrested in Detroit
oni while eoine to Chicago James B.
i began to yell about being kidnaped,"
said McManigal we were nanocunea.
.T B. offered the detective in charge
$5000 to let us escape. He said if Bid
dmger, the detective did not let us off
the train there would be a gang waiting
for him at Chicago and they would get
Then J. B said to Biddinger, 'If you
don't take the $5000 Clarence Darrow
will get it, for we will have Darrow."
"J. B. begged Biddinger to allow me
to go or to allow my wife to go to In
dianapolis to arrange to procure the
money I said I didn't want my wife
mixed up in it.
"At Chicago we were taken to the
home of a detectiTe named Reed. J. B.
sent for me and was allowed to talk
to me. I reminded him that he had
talked too much on the train, that he
had told the detectives the Los Angeles
explosion was caused by gas. and there
fore he had shown he knew toe. much.
He said he would deny all that He
T asked me what we should do. I 'an
swered "Every man for nimseii.
"When Burns came to see me I made
a clean breast of it to him."
Senator Kern then began cross ex
amining McManigal. .
McManigal tesUfled that James B.
McNamara admitted he wanted to kill
him (McManigal) in the Wisconsin
Syracuse. N. Y., Nov. 25. Referring
to the mention of his name in the tes
timony of Lindsey L. Jewell, in the
trial of the alleged dynamite plotters.
James M. Lynch, of this city, president
of the International Typographical
union, says he never met McNamara in
the lobby of an Indianapolis hotel or
any other hotel; that he did not meet
Jewel and to the best of his recollec
tion never met Hockin. Furthermore,
he says, he never dismissed Los An
geles or the coast with McNamara,
either in Indianapolis or elsewhere.
Chicago. 111., Nov. 25. "I was after
the big fellows." said William J. Burns
when questioned as to why arrests did
not take place sooner in the case of
the Los Angeles Times dynamite ex
plosion. "If inquiries to me now were made
in good faith it would be easy for me
to answer fully, but I intend to make
my statements when I get on the wit
ness stand at Indianapolis," he said.
""Then I shall testify to far more than
has been brought to light and a great
deal more than some persons would
Rochester, N. Y.. Nov. 25. President
Samuel dompers, of the American Fed
t ration of Laboi, is seriouslv ill at his
hotel In n ard m threttened with
uneuniomd, according to hit plissicians
Leaves Palomas, Declaring
His Intention of Going to
Casas Grandes.
: :
Washington, D. C, Nov. 25.
Gen. Steever reports that Gen 3
Salazar, who is advancing upon
Casas Grandes from Palomas,
.;. has declared he will capture that
town in five days and will be in
; Juarez within 25 days.
: The Guipacha ranch in Du-
rango, owned by Americans, has
again been sacked by rebels.
An encounter is expected soon be
tween the 500 rebels led by Gen. Inez
Salazar, who Friday evacuated the port
of Palomas. and 400 federal volunteers
under Gen. Jose de la Luz Blanco. The
opposing forces are expected to meet
near Guzman, On the Mexico North
Western railway, southwest of Juarez.
While Salazar declared he would
move against Casas Grandes, Gen. Tra
cy Aubert commanding the garrison at
Juarez, Is making preparations for the
occasion. The United States border pa
trol near Columbus, N. M, Sunday con
fiscated three wagonloads of provisions
destined for Salazar's troops.
The provisions were in charge of
captain AntOnio Larra, a rebel, who is
said to have purchased them in Colum
bus with money furnished by Roque
Gomez, one of Salazar's henchmen.
It was not known that the rebels had
left Palomas Friday until Saturday af
ternoon, when the federal and rebel
wounded were brought over the line.
His force, recruited to about 506
strong by employing the 150 rifles cap
turned from the federals, and many of
the government volunteers joining his
ranks. Salesar moved south toward
Guzman, the nearest point on the
North Western railway from Palomas.
Before leaving, the rebels sent over
the line their wounded and those of
the federals, 31 in number. Including
Col. Francisco Corella, who was the
federal commander of the town. Gen.
E Z Steever. of Fort Bliss. Saturday
! dispatched two army physicians and
hospital corps attendants to uoiumuu
to care for the wounded Mexicans. Gen.
Salazar sent $300 in currency to Maj
McDonald. of the 13th cavalry, stationed
at Palomas. with a polite explanation
tnwt he wished it to be used to defray
the expense of the medical attendance
to both the federals and rebels.
Whereabeats ef Rebels.
Reports today to Gen. Aubert locate
all rebel and federal forces below
Juarez, with the exception of the
rebels under Salazar, who are expected
to encounter Blanco's federal volun
teers. Blanco has arrived at Ascen- J
sion, an inland town north of Casas
Grandes. Aside from the 400 volun
teers Blanco is said to be carrying,
there is a garrison of 100 regulars at
Ascension. Since Salazar has had am
ple time to make Guzman, it is con
sidered that he is moving toward As
cencion, the only other town of im
portance below Palomas. It is re
ported that a small rebel garrison un
der CoL Cano, was left at Palomas by
Rebels under Gen. Antonio Rojas are
said to be located at San Buenaventura,
inland from Gallego on the Mexican
Central railway. If this report is true,
Rojas has moved north from the west
ern division of the North Western rail
way, where he had an engagement
with federals two weeks ago, and is in
close touch with Salazar and Caraveo,
who, when last heard from, was near
Villa Ahumada, on the Central.-
Mexico FereiBg Rebel Prisoners and
Convicts Into Army te Get EseBgh
Men te Fight Zapata.
Mexico City, Nov. 25. Not less than
25 villages have been destroyed in the
state of Oaxaca in the last 10 days by
government troops.
Five hundred mdians have surren
dered, but a large part of these were
without armsv affording basis for the
unofficial declarations that little of
real value had been accomplished to
wards the subjugation of the rebels.
wno, it is learea oy tne rcsiucuia vi
the-city of Oaxaca, will redouble their
efforts, with the added motive of re
venge. J In spite of. the fact that the federals
in all the oistricts miested oy Zapa
tistas have been using the right con
ferred by the suspension of the guar
antees to execute summarily, there is
little, if any, improvement in the gen
eral situation. In no less than 40 en
gagements reported last week, the
federals claim victories, but these for
the most part have been insignificant
since the rebels ordinarily retire as
soon as possible, doubtless to save am
munition. FeretBg Men Inte Army.
Plans for withdrawing a large num
ber of federals from the north to join
the campaign against rebels in the
south are maturing. Many volunteers
who enlisted to fic;ht Orozco are being
mustered out. having served the stipu
lated six months Efforts are being
made to maintain the strength of the
army, however, and as a result many j
ynsuners are oeni uraiiea ana reuwa
taken in battle are being forced into
the government ranks.
RefCBlars Join Rebels.
Fifty soldiers of the Twenty-fourth
infantry jesterday joined.he rebellion
in the state of Mexico. Thev killed
two captains and seized 7000 pesos
which the officers were bearing to the
brigade paymaster
Two circular letters hae been is
sued, signed by Zapata One demands
that the owners of haciendas unite to i
(Continued on page 4.)
PhecBlx, Arbk. Nov. 23. A dispatch treat San Fraaeise awwrrs that
Jarfge Morrow, ef the United States circuit court, this moraiBR arraMtrd the
petition of the Southern Fneifle for n injunction restraining the state nf
Vrlxnna from enforcing: the three rent fare Ian. The InjuncUva is te u
porsrj and the case is set for Decern tcr U.
With One Peace Conference
in Session, Austria and
Servia Prepare Tor War.
London, Eng., Not. 26. The pleni
potentiaries of Turkey and of the al
lied Balkan nations held their first
meeting this afternoon to discuss the
preliminaries for the negotiation for
" Beyond an intimation that the vie- ,
torious invaders are prepared to modi-'
fy their original demands in regard to
the evacuation of the Tchatalja line by
the Turks and also to permit the
Turkish garrison of Adrianople to
march out of that fortress with the
honors of war, nothing has been re
vealed as to the discussion between i
Che delegates.
While the principals are thus en-'
gaged in efforts to arrange a trace be
tween the opposing armies prepara-1
tory to a definite peace, preparations
elsewhere for possible trouble on a
larger scale show no signs of soate-i
AHstria MehMsea Forces.
The withdrawal of the AastrlaorJ
warship admiral Spaan and of the Axis--,
trlan contingent of bluejackets fromj
Constantinople, and the sodden ancrl
unexplained departure for an uoan-4
nounced destination of the Austrian"!
squadron, which has been, lying atrj
Smyrna, are factors which are disturb-:
ing diplomats, -who see in a close anion, i
of all of the great powers the only!
hope of a peaceful solution.
From Vienna, too, comes the tafor-:
'mation that the Servian war office haaj
recalled an tbe Servian troops that)
can be spared from the columns oper-j
ating in the neighborhood of Prisrendj
and Monastir, and that the fortifies-
tions of the Servian capital are being
hastily supplied with heavy artillery.
The Austrian deduce from these,
facts that Servia is not disposed to
yield and a settlement of the Austro
Servian dispute seems to them d1ffi-t
cult if Servia's demands are main
tained at an irredueable minimum..
These were outlined by premier Pa-1
chitch, of Servia, this morning. He de
clared a minimum requisite to Servia's
national development was economla
and a free and adequate passage te
the Adriatic.
Constantinople, Turkey, Nov. 25. Be
cause the Red Cross volunteers have
failed to take p the work of reive ',
the Rev. Robert jrreew. a Scotch pastes.
in Constantinople, and Miss Alt. tM
years oM, who for many years has been
connected with English and Amen-an
mission work in Turkey, have taken
quarters in the cholera camp and will
devote themselves to the care of the
Many of tbe doctors have refused to
treat cholera patients, asserting that
they are surgeons, not physicians. A.t
present there only one volunteer docto
working at the camp Maj. Clyde S.
Ford, medical corps. United States armj ,
'who with secretary of the American
embassy, Hoffman Philip, and Maurice
Barling, an Englishman, goes to San
Stefano every day for relief work. This
is simply cleaning up the camp, yet Maj.
Ford has given up his surgical work in
an effort to save many who would oth
erwise die needlessly.
Mrs. Rockhill, wife of the Americas
ambassador, is gathering and purchas
ing supplies for the army, racjtudmg.
blankets and drinking cups.
Vienna. Austria, .Nov. 2a. The of
ficial explanation of the censorship re
cently established here is that the Aus
trian government does not wish to un
necessarily alarm the people by the
spread of false or exaggerated reports.
The real reason seems to be that de
cisive action has been planned should
Servia refuse to yield, and that war'
preparations have been made for this
purpose and also as a counter move toj
the Russian mobilization.
While the mobilisation of the Aus-
trian forces is denied offioially it iai
admitted that precautionary measures
have been taken to bring certain nnitsc
up to a peace strength.
The result of the visit to Berlin of
arch duke Francis Ferdiaand, the Acs,
trian heir to the throne, la notable.
Germany and Austria, will march to-
gether. according to the Reichspost
Atlanta. Ga., Nov. 25. Disclosure by;
Miss Genevieve Goodwin. 19 years old.
of Cincinnati. O., of an alleged attenfpt
to use her as a "white slave" resulted in
the arrest here of Mrs. Emma Pau-.
line Hudson, manager, and Robert
Grier, stage director of a musical com
edy company on federal warrants
charging violation of the Mann act.
Miss Goodwin alleges that Mrs. Hud
son informed her that she would have
to "pass as the wife" of the two "odd"
men in the company, between whom
she was to choose. Miss Goodwin asked
for her return fare to Cincinnati. On
this being refused, she notified the lo
cal police. The entire troupe was
brought to the police station.
Berlin. Germany, Nov. 25 Despite
official Australian denials of the re
ported mobilization of the Austro
Hungarian army, a correspondent de
clares that five army corps have been
already mobilized.
Austrian reserves continue to be
called out in large numbers.
The Austrian government It is as
serted, is resolved not to await the re
turn of the Servian troops operating
against the Turkish troops and an ul
timatum against Servia maj- be expect
ed in a few davs.
Belgrade. Servia, Nov. 25 The Ser
vians hare captured Ochrida in Albania,
without resistance.
In response to an inquiry from a S.r-
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