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Wednesday Evening,
December 4, 1912 16 Pages
Leased Wire
Unsettled tonight and Thursday;
colder Thursday.
'Mim zu.
Visiting Financiers and More
ZThan 100 El Pasoans Form
Sightseeing Party.
At the great Slephaat Butte daw
Wednesday 90 El Pasoans served as
guides and hosts to the St. Louis bank
ers who arrived in Bl "Paso Tuesday
evening for a two days visit to El
Paso as the Ernests of the city and busi
ness men.
The bankers' special left the union
station at 8 oclock "Wednesday morn
ing -with more than 106 Bl Pasoans
and their Ernests, including 25 women,
vho occupied a North Western, obser
vation car. It was a representative
crowd of El Paso business men who
accompanied the St. Louisan3 on the
sightseeing trip to the big government
project. Many Bl Pasoans were mak
ing tneir first trip to tne oamsite anu
were as eager as the visitors to see the
work being done there for -the reclama
tion of the Rio Grande valleys. W. R.
Brown, division f relent and passenger
agent of the Santa Fe. was in charge
of the special train and Mrs. Brown
assisted the committee In entertaining
ihe women guests.
The train arrived at the dam at
noon and v lunch was served from the
baggage car, which nad been stocked
wnh lunch and was in charge of por
ters 1 wo hours were spent in viewing the
details of the engineering work at the
cam. The reclamation service officers
assisted in entertaining the party and
n showing the visitors the magnitude
or the project. The derricks, which
. arr- locomotives across the river as
if they were toys, the flumes for di-
erting the flow of the Rio Grande
whue the concrete footings are poured.
the rock quarries ana the other inter
esting details of the work were In
spected by the members of the party.
The start back to El Paso was made at
oclock and the train is expected to
arrive here at 6 oclock this evening.
Visitors Are Given supper.
The Msiting bankers, representing
the great financial institutions of St.
Lou.s, arrived Tuesday evening on the
Texas & Pacific flyer. They were ac
companied by George Hunter, general
passenger agent of the Texas & Pa.
cfic. and C. I Stone, passenger traffic
manager of the Iron Mountain railroad
of St. Louis. These two officials ac-
omcanied the party to the dam as the
g-uests of the El Pasoans. The bankers
occupied a private Pullman car on their
trip from St. Louis by way of Dallas.
Upon their arrival In Bl Paso they
were met by the executive committee
and -were taken to the Hotel Paso Del
orte, where a supper was given lor
them by J. G. McNary. chairman of the,
executive committee After the sup
per an auto trip was made to Juarez
to see the night life of the Mexican
town. .
Members of Party.
Those who made un toe St. Louis
party are: J. D. Perry yt&aci?. son of
forme governor David R. Franclss: A.
I ShanleleL W. J. Polk, Philip G.
Canton? Lloyd P. Wells. Tom W. Ben
nett iT Ray Carter. R. T. Shelton was
unable to make the trip and Max Ko
fany took his place In the Paom
W Bennett was in charge of the trip
and made the arrangements at St.
Xjouii for the visit.
Those who made the trip to the dam
on the bankers' special are: Gen. is.
X Steever. CoL D. A. FrederlckCol.
rank West, mayor C. E. Kelly. " -Cla
"ton. J. G- McNary. Capt. Juan Hart.
SUVestre Terrazas. of Chihuahua: J A.
Harmer C. M. Newman. W. W. Tur
Wp!Tj.F. and O Coles. Prank R.
Toin. H. C. Trost, Rutus March. WW.
rwi, J. H. Smith. August Meisel. Park
W Pitman. R. H. Rinehart. W. W.
Rose R. F. Buiges. G. S. Long. H. C.
M1e's. Percy McGhee. Gordon Perry.
T K. Murry. U. & Stewart, C. N. Bas
set t Herbert Hunter. Tr J. Jones.
Morris Parker. & W. J6?'
ti A. Deterding. of Taylorville, HL: J.
H Strahan. Canutillo. N. jt.Jil.t
igntbody. RNoel "suemare Judge
J L Harper, Dr. J. B. Brady. J. c wu
marth G?A. Martin. H. D- Slater W. F.
i'ne J. J. Watts. Lee Orndorff. L. J
BehrW. A. White. J. A. Chilton. J L.
Phillips; hT H Bailey. J. B. Kilpatrick.
u TooleyTz. T. White Ben Farrar.
"t..rge Sauer, Julius Kxakauer. T. M.
KaiT Otto Fryer. Chicago: George Ho
- el Chicago: W. R- Brown. W. E. Race.
j J St, J. A. Dick and Russell
iiUnter- special Car for Women.
The car occupied by the women was
furnished by J. O. Crockett, vice presl
Sem of the Mexico North Western rail
? . .,i Tt was the car Yaqui and is an
f,otervauon"aronnhe Northwestern
line This car was filled with the
wfes and friends of the men who made
The trip and was tte social -center of
-- MT j.!n, thB trin. Those who
olcupied this 'T?JKe:TMSrtSS. f '
Tt Thrown W. S. Hills, J. F- Coles, if.
t HunTer. W. W. Turney. V- 00-
ie Dudley uean. u.- ol"TiT," ST
iiite J A. Happer. Robert McAfee, T. -
j Jones. J. A. Dick. Julius Krakauer.j
reciw SaueT C 3C Newman. Guy"
wSnaettH. C. Ferris. Bertha Stough
H Congden, J. J. Stewart, J. 3-mtfT
MundvudttH Bailey. Misses Wanda T
Kce and Henrietta Buckler. M
To Attend Bait, j
This evening the visitors will be the ,
c-utsts or honor at tne oau w k siu
at the Toltec club by Mr. and Mrs. C
i Morehead. Mr. Morehead is the re
aring president of the Clearing House
association and dean of theanking
traternitv of El PaBO.
Thursday morning at 9 oclock the
bankers will be met by a general re
el. Dtion and will be taKen for a ride in
..utomobiies over the city and down
1- valle . where luncn win tro wcvtu
at the Valley Inn. xteturning rnurs- , :ILLIO AIRE'S SOX WEDS.
da afternoon the bankers will visit ' Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec 4.
Juarez and the races. Richard Lee McKinnie. son of James R.
Thursday evening the formal enter- I McKinnie, multl-milllonalre of this
n-nment for the visiting bankers will J city and Los Angeles, and Miss Mad
terminate with a ball to be given on eline A. Nolon, daughter of Mr. and
the tenth floor of the new hotel. The J Mrs. John Nolon. of Manltou, Colo..
partv will return to St. Louis Friday were married at the home of Mr. and
morning. Mrs. Nolon this afternoon.
Zanesille, O., Dec 4. Eleven dead,
one probably fatally injured and four
others seriously injured, is the wreck
score as a result of the rear end col
Hssion early today between Cincin
nati and Muskingum Valley passenger
ra.a No. 43 and Cleveland, Akron and
' ju3idus passenger train No. 125. The
.11 coach of tbe CI-1", elaud. Akron and
olumbus tiain .-a; telescoped. The
reused list of the dead follows:
Mrs. B. A Emerson, of Zanesvillc.
and her t o children, a boy aged 2
and a dauste- igfl f
JacK Brogj, Zanesville, father o Mis.
Salt Eiver Valley Land Own
ers Declare Government
Has Been Wasteful
By Geo. H. Clements.)
Phoenix. Ariz., Dec. 4. There is a
disposition on the part of one of the
newspapers of Phoenix, which claims
to be voicing the sentiments of many
of the owners of land under the Salt
River Irrigation project, to create the
impression that the affairs of the pro
ject have been grossly mismanaged by
the United States reclamation service
with a view toward arousing opposi
tion to the payments to the government
of the cost of the Roosevelt dam, the
Granite Reef diversion cam, the sev
eral canal systems, etc, making the ir
rigation and reclamation of the Salt
River valley possible.
Farmers Make Kick.
It Is held by the Protestants against
the reclamation service that when tho
Roosevelt dam was first mooted, the
farmers were given to understand that
they would be called upon to pay but
$6,000,000, but the cost of the project
has now reached nearly $12,000,000 and
constantly Increasing. This doubling of
the cost is said to have been due to
waste, mismanagement and graft, and
the reclamation service is blamed for
it all. Sf Insistent have been the
charges that a congressional commit
tee has been In Phoenix taking testi
mony which with findings will probably
be set forth in a report to be sub
mitted at the present session of con
gress. Scope of Project Widened.
What the findings of the congress
ional committee will be are not yet
known, but the officials of the recla
mation service, while admitting that tho
ultimate cost of the project will be
much greater than was at first esti
mated, the increase was made necessary
by the widening of the scope of the
project The first estimate simply cov
ered the cost of the storage dam. which J
was to be 190 feet high wittt a capacity
of 840,000 acre feet. This dam as com
pleted is 220 feet high with a capacity
of 1,284,000 acre feet. That increased
capacity increased the cost, but was
deemed the wise thing to do at the
Power System a Big Cost.
The power system, on its present
eiaooraxe scaie, was uui iucu uuuicur
plated nor was it Intended that the
expensive canal system should be taken
over by the government. A detailed re
port of the total expenditure on each
project and on each principal feature of
the project up to Sept. 30, 1912, shows
a cost ledger total of $10,605,463.27 as
Storage works $3,657,472.28
Power system .-- -- 2,488,376.68
Granite Reef Diversion dam. 622.JS4.04
North side oanal system 1,164,989.2
South side canal system. ... 699,382.34
Government well -drilling.. 131.87L9S
Plant account b&.ztjo.sx i
Real estate rights and
property 184,399.29
Irrigable lands 11,004.36 j
Telephone system 68,t01.66.
KOadS - OM.34-.M
Examination of project as
a whole 83,880.97
Power system operatio'h. . . 127.900.S4
Wells, operation 5,617.73
North side canal system, op
eration, maintenance and
betterments 581.970.57 I
South side canal system, op
eration, maintenance and
betterments 217,792.21
Inventory of cost ledger
supplies, building 684.53
Total $10,605,463.27
Receipts Are Light.
The receipts thus far from water
rentals, sales of power and light, etc.,
amounted Sept. 30, 1912, to $1,037,596.60.
Advance collections, water
right building charges....
Less revenues: Power and
light c
Water rentals
Cost adjustments
Total $1,037,596.60
This leaves the net cost of the pro
ject, on Oot. 1, $9,567,206.15. which will
be still further reduced by receipts from
sales of power as the power plant Is
Some Mistakes Admitted.
It is admitted by the reclamation of
ficers that some mistakes have been
made but they point to the fact that,
inasmuch as this "was the first of the
great irrigation projects undertaken
by the government, there were no pre
cedents by which to be guided and
many experiments were found neces
sarv. The mistakes they insist, how
ever, were few in number, not costly
and will not be repeated on any other
irrigation project.
"Bud" Fisher, creator of
"Mutt and Jeff," the funny fel
lows who have entertained so
many readers of The El Paso
Herald, has been very 111 at his
home In New York. This ex
plains the reason for the ab
sence of the "Mutt and Jeff"
drawings each day. The Her
ald prints one of his creations
today, and a telegram today
from New York says he will be
back on the Job regularly in
a few days if his present pro
gress continues.
- h-0Shv
Henry J. Haskell, traveling salesman,
Zaneevi lie
Henry Balbain, -vonlen nanuracttTf r,
Max Harris, LoHli, Ohio.
L. H. Blaney, Zanesrille, brakeman on
C. M. V. train.
Henry Bartles, Albion, Mich.
Wilbur Ludwig, Zanesville.
Mrs. Nellie Taylor, Zanesville.
The engine plowed through the
rear coach and completely demolished
it. The dead and injured were all m
this coach. Several persons escaped
by jumping.
Government Accuses Head
of Union With Having
Aided Accused Dynamiter.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 4. Charges
that Frank M. Ryan, president of the
Iron Workers Union, and Frank C.
Webb, a union official, helped an ac
cused dynamiter to escape were made
in the cross-examination of Ryan by
the government at the "dynamite con
spiracy" trial today.
It was brought out that George
O'Donnell, an iron worker, after an
explosion on a bridge at Somerset,
Mass., in June, 190S, was convicted of
attempting to Kill and that after his
release from the penitentiary he es
caped service of papers charging him
with, dynamiting.
District attorney Miller charged
Ryan and Webb with helping O'Don
nell to "make a get-away", Ryan de
nied the charge, but admitted the
union paid several thousand dollars
to O'Donnell, employed lawyers in his
behalf and conducted a correspondence
"To steal the march on them, and
O'Donnell got out on the first charge".
The witness also said J. J. Mcnam
ara, now in prison as a dynamiter,
helped in O'Donnell's case.
Ryan Rxplalns Letters.
Letters written by Frank M. Ryan,
president of the International Asso
ciation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers, were read in connection with
dates of explosions in the cross-examination
of Ryan by the government.
"What did you mean when you said:
Let Legleitner and Hockin take care
of these jobsr " asked district attorney
'I meant for them to use every legit
imate means to have union men put to
work," answered Ryan.
Before an explosion on a bridge at
Dayton, O., which Edward Clark, union
official at Cincinnati, confessed to hav
ing cause. Ryan said he sent Hockin
to Cincinnati. Clark in his confession
said Hockin furnished him with the
dynamite for the explosion. Ryan as
serted he gave no Instructions to Hock
in about dynamite.
In explaining a letter to Michael J.
Cunnane, business agent at Philadel
phia, giving instructions to handle a
non-union job "In any way that will
delay or add to the cost of it," Ryan
said his only purpose was to have
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government read a letter written from i
Dallas In 1910 to ilcNamara by Philip !
A. Cooley, of New Orleans, who is i
charged with having urged that ex-1
plosions take place in the south: I
agree with you to postpone the pnopa-
sltlon so 1 can get some pointers from '
'lUrs " . " , .. " ;---"--"
"Did you receive letters from Cooley
about arrangements to blow up jobsT
aS"IdneIverM1 received a letter from '
-nlo,7 ohnt.t TilnnHno ni nn-cthlnir"
answered Ryan.
Asked what was meant when Frank
C. Webb, of New York, wrote him:
"Tour confidence In me you may never
fear, for I don't believe In talking too
h In cases of this Kino.-
Rvan said it only referred to ar-
rangements for unionizing jobs In Kew l
York. I
Paid $1000 to Convicted 3Ian.
Ryan admitted he had acknowledged .
tne receipt or a newspaper ci.ppins
J. .J" .V010!?,"' ,Pa,"?" "t-,"r i
united j-extue urcr ui miij
about an explosion on a bridge at Fall
mTor Mass.. in 1 90S. and had replied '
he "read the clipping with interest."
TTt ilfl the Tron Workers union fur
nic)ii tin Ann hnnd for Reorce O'Don
nel', -who was accused of the dynamlt
ss-Tti.sr&.ysKS aysfffiss-1
nell money after he MU been con- ,
vlcted. "We st,nt him about Jiooo oe- ,
.. ..MtK.. y.. TToa lilnf npr.
cause we guuoiuc.cu i " e .
tini, m a,.a mnVA nn InvA&ticatiOn I
nt tna Tm Antreles Times explosion in I
whlch 21 persons were murdered?"
.V. HIT- ffllT-.
"Yes. I tried to find out how it hap-
"And yet you reelected J. J. McNa
mara as secretary of the union after
he was arrested?"
"And you had Hockin as secretary
until yesterday?"
Took No Steps to Learn Facts.
As head of the Ironworkers' union,
Ryan was questioned whether he sanc
tioned violence which the government
alleges preceded a "dynamiting cam
paign" in labor disputes.
"When you learned through letters
that Phillip A. Cooley had knocked a
mon town in New Orleans so that the
man had to have a silver plate put in ,
his head, did you take any steps to
have Cooley removed as a memDeroi
the union's executive board?" asked the
district attorney.
"All I learned was that Cooley had
been In trouble. I toon no steps to
learn the facts." answered Ryan.
"Cooley wrote he had fixed things
with the court and had hired two wit
nesses to testify falsely so he would
escape jail. Did you take any action
about that?"
"I did not," Ryan said.
Ryan also denied 1 nowledge of any
plans by Cooley to arrange for ex
plosions on nonunion jobs at Houston,
Tex., and other southern cities.
New York, N. Y.. Dec 4. While no
plan to divorce the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific railroads In conform
ity with the supreme court's decision,
was evolved at the protective meeting
of the Union Pacific executive com
mittee, according to chairman Lovett
of the Harrlman lines, steps in be
half of Southern Pacific stockholders
were taken. A committee consisting
of James L. Wallace, chairman; Henry
Evans, J. Horace Harding. Frederick
Strauss and Albert Wlggln was formed
to protect the Interests of the stock
of the Southern Pacific company In the
hands of the public.
Chicago, 111., Dec 4. Samuel Kra
mer, wanted In New York In con
nection with the Rosenthal mur
der, has been arrested here fly detec
tives after a desperate resistance, in
which Kramer was beaten into uncon
sciousness. Acting on telegraphic In
formation from New York the detec
tives found Kramer hiding in a house
in the west side levee.
Kramer is 23 years old and is known
under a number of other names. He
was charged with having sheltered
"Gyp the Blotc-" and his two com
panions in his Brooklyn home after the
Rosenthal shooting.
Chicago. 111.. Dec 4. The Chlcaga
Evening World, formerly the DaHy
Socialist, suspended publication today
owing to financial troubles.
Estimate of Secretary of the
Treasury Is Cut More
Than $1,000,000.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 4. The first
big supply bill of the present session
of congress, the legislative, executive
and judicial appropriation bill, was
reported to the house today by. the ap
propriations committee. The measure
carries $34.8?T,105.50 a decrease of
$319,027.SS from the corresponding bill
in the previous session. The estimates
of the secretary of the treasury $36,
514,955.50, were cut more than a mil
lion dollars by the committee.
The commerce court Is not provided
for In the measure. The court asked
for $54,500 for the coming fiscal year,
but the committee wonld not allow
the item.
The bill omits all appropriations for
the mines at Carson. Nev.. and essay
offices at Charlotte. N. C., Boise. Ida.,
Helena, Mont, and Salt Lake City,
MncYeagh Imaea Warning.
Strongly urging radical reform of
the "unreasoned and unscientific"
banking and currency system of the
United States, Franklin MacVeagh, sec
retary of the treasury, freely warns
congress In his annual report, submit
ted today; that the federal -government,
as long "as the present scheme exists,
will be exclusively responsible -for the
commercial, industrial and social dis
asters which flow from panics and at
tack, directly or indirectly, every
home In the nation.
The present system promotes and de
velops panics, and legislation is urgent,
declares Mr. MacVeagh, fn outlining
his Idea of the necessary' general pro
visions of an adequate relief measure.
Aside from affording flexible and elas
tic currency and reserves, such a re
vision, he says, should bring the banks
into organized cooperation and provide
a central agency tnrougn winch
they could work tocether free of no.
lltical or trust control.
According to the estimates of the
treasury department, the secretary
foresees a deficit of $22,556,023, ex
clusive of Panama canal, expenditures.
ior me iiscai year enaing June 3U. iai4,
the first fiscal year of president Wil
son s administration.
tration. Including the
', the deficit Is estimated .
Canal expenses
At SS?.73A 455 Tho rflnnl ATnpnrHfurflB
he adds, however, may be paid under
the law from bond sales. The estimated
receipts for that year are $710,000,000.
while the ordlnarj-ppropriations are
estimated at $732,856.0231 and .of the
canal expenditures aBC, Mjj7,-f,432L. -Un-
doubtedly lurries'- IliliMlTT Tin ln"iT I
vision in mra, lire -jcrwary announces
that these estimates are based upon
presmt condlUons and laws.
Tr,Jh f? 'IS -IS?. .?
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Jno nno re i"11 be surPlos of $40,- ,
1200,000. exclusive of Panama canal ex-
"" ii, '"- auicMgn wurauica
pendltures and a deficit of $1,800,000,
E-V2i "S1.ES- -: .Xf."vi' "
year at I
f $711,000,000 and ordinary
disburse- !
ments at SS70.8OO.00O.
People Are Hclpleiw.
In connection with financial reform.
Mr. MacVeagh says the people are
helpless under existing evils. The
present sysiem never permits iroe
fuuon.at My "me. oecase "s .".a""",y
xo suaaen constraint ana restriction is
always a part of the nation's financial
--ihcT0 nW is a time." continues
the secretary of the treasury.
". " I
there is any long look anead.
-j- or ..panic
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rfkk Ji i
Snggcets Relief.
A relief measure reforming the bank-
ing and currency system, the secretary
aeciares. Tmisi inciuae, among its
necessarv features, provisions for
never-failing reserves and nover-fail-
ing currency, and for the perfect elas
ticity and flexibility of -both; for the
permanent organization and organized
cooperation ol the banks, which are
now suffering and causing the nation
to suffer by reason of their unor
ganized state: :"o- a central agency, to
represent and Jt for the organized
and cooperative banks this agency to
be securely free from political or trust
control, but with tho government hav
ing adequate and intimate supervision
of it: for independent banking units
so independent that no one bank car.
be owned, controled or shared in In any
degree, directly or indirectly, hy any
other bank; for
the equality pr an
banks national or state both as to
standards and as to functions so that'
every requirement made of a national
bank must be complied with equally by
a state bank, and every function or
privilege enjoyed by a state bank shall
he enjoyed by a national bank: for the
ntlllTfi'tiftn n.1 tnt lnfrtltv nf hnnlf n:-
sets; for the scientific development of j
exchanges domestic and foreign: for :
foreign banking as an adjunct of our
foreign commerce; and for taKing tne
treasury department out of the bank
Ins business."
Discussing customs reforms, secreta
ry MacVeagh says that widespread ex
posures by the present administration
of- frauds have resulted in an annual
saving to the government of more than
$10,000,000. "distinctly an underesti
mate." Promises Reform.
Mr. MacVeagh urges that all collect
ors and surveyors of customs, naval of
ficers, appraisers and assistant ap
praisers, collectors of Internal revenue
and all like officials of the treasury
department whose appointment re
quires confirmation by the senate, be
transferred to the classified civil ser
vice. Complete separation of the treas
ury service, especially tbe classified
(Continued on next page.)
Don't Call 3058
L. L. Robinson of Morningside heights,
had a cow for 6ale and told the public
so in yesterday's Herald. As an ad, it
was a model, telling exactly what he had
for sale. Instead of causing delay, if not
doubt, by a blind address, he gave his
phone number.
Before bed time Mr. Robinson had 15
inquiries and by early this morning the
cow was sold to a satisfied purchaser.
One insertion in The Herald did the
business. As a model of effective adver
tisement, the ad is published below:
FOR SALE Fine 4 gallon Jersey cow
ana -w can j.u gays oiq. t'none 3U&S,
But for heaven's sake don't call 305S.
Russians Declare German
Chancelor's War Talk Will
"Frighten Nobody."
v v
London, Eng., Dec 4. Servla
has issued a decree calling up
for service all the men in the
country capable of bearing
arms, according to a dispatch
from Sofia, which states that
the information was obtained
from an authoritative source.
. London, Eng., Dec 4. Russia has
retorted to the "rattling of the German
sword in the Balkan war tangles.'
She has declared she will not admit
a repetition of the methods used when
Austria occupied Bosnia and Herze
govina. "Such intimidation will frighten
nobody." exclaims the Novoe-Vremya.
commenting on the German chancel
lor's giving prominence to the Idea of
The war parties both in Russia and
Austria-Hungary seem to hold the
public platform for the moment
against the peaceably disposed min
isters of those countries. Any un
toward incident or provocative act on
tliA rmrt ftf SnHfl wmilti
in tne
opinion of. diplomats, in a moment set
Austria-Hungary in motion and this
probably would loosen forces in tus
sia whidh the government of the Rus
sian empire would find itself unable
to resist.
The Novoe-Vreroya con inues:
'.'History is repeating itself, but it
bcenAfciOosv :n&K.tA .force Russian din-
lntapy-pW.iMt-lrtlK: ?Uarj
vast Russian deposits in the German
banks is advocated by many of the
Russian journals.
roncra no -ot avor servia.
shouia Greece persist in her refusal
. ..,,,. thP armistice st-nl bv
the Ha,,, aiiics and Turkey it would
necessarily throw.BuIgaria more close
l. lntn Vi Amhrnf. fxt 3aiM anil rrivo
-. ,. J . - ,.. o...:.n
fresh encouragement to the bervian
resistance to the European powers,
who are practically unanimous in con
demning the Servian demands.
If Austria-Hungary should attempt,
as has been suggested, to employ
Rounmnia to keep Bulgaria quiet
the event of an Austrian-Servian war.
lt , thoueht that such action would
" , iXLf1 the Irei of conflict and
oniy enlarge tne area 01 connict anu
pr11l?.Uai senf! tastrophe.
Jiny intervention uy xiuuiutima. ifc
Is urged, would inevitably compel Rus
T th ffi- o sxz
sia to take drastic action on behalf
ArmlKtlce Signed By Balkan Allici j
and Turkey Provides That Fort
resses Shall Not Be Rcvlctunleil.
' Sofia. Bulgaria. Dec 4. The peace
plenipotentiaries representing Turkey,
Bulgaria, Servla and Montenegro, will
begin their work in London on Friday
of next week.
The armistice signed at 8 oclock
last evening at the village of Bagh
tohe took the revised form drafted by
Dr. S. Daneff, speaker of the Bulgar
ian parliament. It contains the fol
lowing conditions:
"The belligerent armies shall remain
In the position they at present occupy.
"The besieged Turkish fortresses
shall not be revlctualed.
"The revictualing of the Bulgarian
army In the field shall be carried out
by the way of the Black Sea and
Adrianople, commencing 10 days after
the signature of the armistice.
"The negotiations for peace shall
begin in London on Dec 13."
It is officially announced that the
Greek plenipotentiaries at Baghtche
did not definitely reject the armretlce.
b"t reserved the right to
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Vienna, Austria, Dec 4. The Neue
Frie Presse asserts that the Greek pre
mier, M. Venlzelos. has intimated to the
Russian minister at Athens that Greece
would rather withdraw her navy from
the Aegean sea and conclude peace
separately with Turkey on the basis
of the cession of Crete to Greece, than
to recognize the Bulgarian occupation
of Greco-Macedonian districts.
Constantinople, Turkey, Dec 4. The
negotiations recently opened by the
Turkish minister of marine. Sails Bey,
with the Argentine government for
the purchase of a powerful cruiser,
are said to have reached a well ad
vanced stage-
Washington, D C Dec. 4. The Amer
ican Red Cross has forwarded J1000 to
the International Bureau for the Aid
of War Prisoners at Belgrade, Servla,
for Balkan relief work.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 4. Among
postmasters nominated by president
Taft today are Ell Crockett, Vaughn,
X. 51.; W. A. Hammond. Tombstone.
Ariz., and Edward Pennington, Dent
ing. X. M.
New Mexico postmasters have been
commissioned as follows: GerSfeom A.
Williams, Alamo; Rosle E. Allen, Al
len: Francisco N. Baca, Pita, David C
Field. Ramon.
The following Arizona postmasters
have been commissioned. Iola I Se-nc-y,
Cochise, Hyrum B. Richards, St
Tne postofuce at Glenwood, N. 3L.
j ber'ai11 orCered "sconJnuei Decern-
Judge Isaacks, Discharging
Jury at Pecos, Expresses
Pecos, Tex Dec 4. Failing to ar
rive at a verdict, the jury which heard
the evidence In the third trial of Mrs.
Agnes Orner. charged with the mur
der of her daughter Lily, was dis
charged at 11:45 this morning.
Foreman S. M. Prewltt announced
the opinion that an agreement was im
possible. He answered the court's
question stating that the jury stood
eight to four for acquittal and there
had been but one change.
The defendant unemotionally an
nounced her willingness to sign for
the discharge of the jury.
. Responsibility on Jurors.
Jjidge Isaacks addressed tbe jury in
parfeas follows:
"EHere has been placed upon you
a. great responsibility. There has been
placed in your hands the life or lib
erty of an individual. There has al
so been placed in your hands the re
sponsibility of protecting society, of
which we are all members. The re
sponsibility in such events has been
great upon you. You were never called
upon, gentlemen of the ury, to perform
a higher duty than you have per
formed In the last 10 days. No man,
I care not what his position has been,
has been placed in a more responsible
position than you. A most horrible
crime has been committed in the state
of Texas; a crime that has seldom, if
ever been equaled in this great
state. To determine whether or not
the person charged with that crime
was guilty of its commission, and to
fix punishment therefore, has been
your duty. I trust, gentlemen of the
Jury, and I feel sure, tha,t each of
you has performed that duty cdnsci
esttlfufelji lji aetgjUtt. wttk - trtrat
you believed your duty to be unde
the oath you took in the case.
Failure Disappoints Court.
"I am sorry that you were unable
to agree upon a verdict. For many
icasons am 1 sorry. I am sorry be
cause of the time which it takes, of
the court, and of the time of the citi
zenship of this county; 1 am sorry on
account of the cost to the county and
on account of the tremendous jcost to
the state of Texas. But the most de
plorable part of It, gentlemen of the
iury. Is for some reason, or reasons, I
mow not what, - you know not what,
possibly no one knows what, nor will
we ever know, a most horrible crime
has been committed and we are unable
to punish any one for the commission
of that crime, and thereby protect
"I have been your district judge for
nearly four years. When I went upon
the bench my ambition was and has
grown stronger each day to devote a
part of the prime of my life to the
1 enforcement of our laws, to see that
of this district and that justice might
be meted out to those who were
accused of violating the law. Looking
back over that four years, and in con
sidering the case just tried, it has
occurred to me that, for some reason,
efforts I have put forth for the enforce
ment of law has availed but little for
the state of Texas, and are of but little
satisfaction to me.
Hardship Upon Jurors.
"I want to say finally, in discharging
you, that I thank you from the bottom
of my heart for the careful and pains
taking and I am sure conscientious
consideration you have given this case.
You have been deprived of the associa
tion and presence of families and
triends. It has been a great hardship
upon you. but not withstanding all
these things, you have given this case
most careful, painstaking consideration.
I am sure that the verdict each of you
wanted to return into this court is a
conscientious verdict and promptings
of an honest heart I thank you,
gentlemen, aad you are discharged."
1 he defendant stated in private con
versation she exDected to get bail and
! be released.
Wong Wun, the Chinaman who is
charged with attempting to smuggle
six Chinamen into the United States,
will be tried before United States
commissioner George B. OllTer Friday.
The Chinamen, alleged to be trying
to evade the immigration laws were
before the immigration officers this
Washington, D. C, Dec. 4. A congressional investigation of the detention of
Mexican revolutionists at El Paso and at other Texas border points probably will
soon be started by senator William Alden Smith, of Michigan. Senator Smith said
today that the treatment accorded CoL Pascual Or&zco, sr father of Gen. Orcmce,
and other alleged Mexican revolutionists does not meet with bis approval, but he
would not indicate just what line the investigation will take.
Chairman Smith said the committee would return to the Mexican Hue to
finish investigations and probably report to congress January 1.
"We found no evidence that favor had been shown to Gen. Orazco," said sena
tor Smith, "but I cannot say so much regarding the treatment of Maaero."
The nature of the committee's recommendations is closely guarded.
Juan Pedro Didapp, held in jail at El Paso on charges of alleged violation of
the neutrality laws, has employed a leading firm of attorneys here and win sue
oSidals of the department of justice for damages, alleging conspiracy to held him
in jail without just cause. His lawyers claim the state department caused Didapp'3
arrest in El Paso through the department of justice because Didapp had criticized
in a public statement in Washington the Mexican policy of secretary Knox.
Senator elect Shepard has received a letter from county authorities at Brackett,
Texas, asking that five United States soldiers. at Fort Clark, who killed several
Mexicans in a dance house brawl, be turned over to the civil authorities. CoL
Sibley, commander at the fort, refuses to surrender the seidiera. Shepard has
taken the matter up with the war department.
Capture or Kill 30 Federal
Guards, Rob Passengers;
Burn Coaches.
American Passenger, Shot by
Rebels, Reported Dying
When Passengers Left.
A detachmeat of 34 federals os the
northbound train over the Mexican Cen
tral was almost "annihilated Tuesday
afternoon at Lacuna, lb? miles soatn of
Juarez, when rebels thought to be under
the command of CoL Carraveo or Gen.
Pascual Orozeo, captured and destroyed
the passenger train. One American who
was a passenger on the train was struck
in the neck by a rebel bullet and was
reported dying when three other Amer
icans and two Mexicans made a run for
another passenger train, five miles dis
tant, and escaped from the rebels.
Of the federal detach nt of 34, who
were guarding the train wHt of Chihua
hna, 12 were killed. 18 wounded and
the remaining four taken prisoners and
it is said will be shot. The Mexican
trainmaster on the northbound bain was
shot through tie stomach and will die.
The American, whose name is not kaown,
was lying in the aisle of the first class
coach on the burned train when the reb
els opened fire on the train from a dis
tance. Realizing that he was fatally in
jured, the American sent a message to
his relatives in the United States by
one of the thr Amerieara who es
caped. But the American disappeared
U"on the arrival of the southbound train,
which waa backed' to Juarez, and the
name of the wounded American cannot
be learned.
- - JJrafe-Is-Birned. "
Tbe entire train was burned afte the
passengers were searched and everything
of value taken from them, even the
clothes from one of the Mexicans. Xo
provision was made for curing for the
The five handcar passengers who suc
ceeded in escaping made a dash for the
ndcar after the federals surrendered.
Although the rebels fired at them, they
succeeded in covering the distance be
tween the burned train and the south
bound train which had arrived at La
gum. This train was stopped there
when a band of horsemen were seen try
in? to surround it. The engineer re
versed his engine and started back to
Juarez to escape the rebels. The hand
car passengers were aken on board and
told of the fight at the train and of the
killing of the federals and the shooting
of the Mexican trainmaster and the un
known American.
The trainmaster of the Mexican Cen
tral who was shot during the fight was
Franekeo Familiar, of Chihuahua, who
was accompanying the passenger train to
Sscue Train to Be Sent
The Mexican Central is preparing to
send a heavily 'guarded rescue train to
Laguna to bring the passengers on the
burned train to 1 Paso. Doctors will
also be taken to care for the wounded,
and a burying squad to bury the dead
Dynamite Used.
A half case of dynamite was used in.
Wowing up the engine of tbe destroyed
train. It was placed under the engine
and discharged by a rebel. The. engine
was turned completely over and de
stroyed. The train was then set on fire,
after all of the express and baggage had
been taken from the ears.
Five Rebels Killed.
Two Mexican girls from Pedrieena,
Mex., wore on the northbound train
when it was captured. With the five
other passengers they made a ran for
the handcar and escaped to the south
bound train which was run back to
Juarea They ere sow in EI Paso, hav
ing relatives at the swelter. Five rebels
were reported killed.
Evidently mistaking the passenger
train for the armored troop train due
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