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Monday Evening,
December 9, 1912 12 Pages
Leased 'Wire
Fair tonight and Tuesday:
warmer tonight.
sin i on
Mexico Admits Inability of
the Army ifo Put Down
the Eevolt
"SfeAico City, Hex, Dec 9. la obedi
nc; ts? a papal decree there began last
b gat at xnidalKht in every Catholic
i -lurch throughout the republic, a spec
ial mass for divine intervention In
Menco. In St Peter's, at Rome, at
the same hour, or 6 oclock Rome time,
this morning, the pope himself Joined
in the prayers for the restoration of
pt u t
ii,jr Borgiani. the apostolic dele
gate, officiated in the church of Guada
lupe, where a service of unusual solem
nly was held, although the services
in the cathedral were almost equally
Church Appealed To.
That the revolution in Mexico has
resulted in conditions so bad that J
something more than human agencies
. necessary to right them appears to
..- indicated, not only by the reports
oi the rebel operations, but by the
j.v uon of the secretary of the interior
xifael Hernandez. The secretary re
unil summoned Mgr. Boggianl and
ippea'ed to him to use the power of
tin church to assist in rgstcnng order.
ill: secretary requested that -the pope
issue a deeiee to that end.
The liberals construed tne act of sec-r.-
.. Hernandez as being not in line
with the laws respecting the separa-
tne cnuien ana tne suite ana
tre considering the expediency of in- I
terpeuing tne government in tne
.amber of deputies.
Army Is Insufficient.
b-cretary Hernandez also has admlt
U u that the army is not heariy large
'iuusU to jftve protection to haciendas
n small towns. In reply to requests
1 1 um these quarters he has sent the
ioiluwing note.
The government is making almost
unauard of eiforts to give protection,
out to accede to all uemands would re
quire an army of half a million."
A plan nas oeen ouwnea asKing mc
h..mr.fra fir nommprr-e and ntber siml- 1
iar organizations throughout the coun- j
i'jr tc appropriate money to maintain j
. c uies oi voiunteeBB, wnem me gov- j
e.nment will equip with rifles and am- j
munition, but it is announced tnat tne
government wonld expect those paying
mese volunteers to give a guarantee
that the arms and ammunition tur-
si.ed will not fall wot the hands of
the rebels.
Rebels XotBelag Subdued. .- -Vccording
to omelal reports, the r60-
Is in a series of attacks during the
la.fr t three days around. Temascaltep .c,
i the state of Mexico, lost 2S nen
lw ilcd. The federal loss is not gixen
jra minor successes in other regi ns
art reported. According to unotfiiial
r ports, however, the rebels are vf n
. ne many successes and there is no
ub that they are gaining ground in
ti north and coast region of the state
ci Guerrero, while they are tully hold
ing their own in other regions.
'lhere is less disposition in official
c.rcies to belittle the movement in the
north, where the remnants of Orozcos
army are showing more evidence of
tonctrted action. ''Cheche" Campos and
Jndio Mario are probably In control of
northern Durango. The latter nas
burned all bridges of the railroad be
tween San Juan del Rio, which he p
tured, and Casa Blanca, south of which
a force of 509 federals Is located. Cam
pos in the last few days has raided 14
uaciendas. In connection with these
attacks, stories of destruction and tro
.ties are common.
Rebels Hold Pacific Port.
The rebels on the Pacific coast of the
state of Guerrero are said to have ac
quired a little port south of Acupjlco,
trout which point they are shipping to
th? interior ammunition and supplies
which they receive there. These reb
els are commanded by Andrew Alma-
The general situation is best defined
by explaining that the government is
mi control of all the big towns and
many of the smaller places, but prac
u rally all of the disturbed regions
are in the power of the insurrectos.
The government troops have been un
able to pursue them effectively on ac
count of lack of numbers. The scnt
tpred detachments accomplish little
una for the most part are left in the
towns, while the highways are at the
mercy of the rebels. Residents of Pu
ebla say it is not safe to ride outside
the citv limits.
Rebels Exact Tolls.
While it is no secret that MexicM
and foreigners alike in numerous In
stances are paying the rebels period
ically for immunity. It is not always
report that the El Paso junta has
rr? Tflores Matron for d resident has
brought from Magon the statement that
it was Tinauinonzso. At i uui ub
'eved he will take any part in the
.....position to the government, although
n. Tther did Emilio Vasquez Gomez for
mo-nths after the rebels proclaimed
.-.n t re vino, whom many of the Za
patistas have proclaimed for the presi- ,
dency. has not as yet given his ap- I
Continned on' pae 5.)
Pecos river property, valued at $200,000 Is to be bought by the Mor
mon refugee from Mexico . upon whl ch they will establish a colony, O. P.
Brown says. He has returned from the Pecos river district and has arranged
for the purchase of 7000 acres of land 25 miles from Pecos City, nt Arno,
Tex. The price paid for the land was from ?S5 to ?30 an acre, depending
upon its condition. It is expected th at many of the Mormon colonists will
establish their homes, there. Mr. Brown, who was business agent of the
Mexican stnkc, will leave this week for Salt Lake to present the project to
the Mormon church officials.
Copper production
w York, -V. Y., Dec 9. The statement of the Copper Producers' asso
ciation for Jfovember shows an Increase In stocks on hand of 9,410,095 pounds, '
compared with the previous month.
Production for the month was 3S.,G05,49 pounds, a decrease of 10,710,013
pounds; domestic deliveries, 6,135,5G3pounds; foreign deliveries 55,506,550
pounds, nn Increase of SSSSOS, and total deliveries, 12570,345 pounds, a de-
rease of G,449,731 pounds.
If Conflict Comes, Every
.Man and Womanf Young
or Old, Will Fight.
Belgrade, Servla, Dec 8. The ac
cumulation of Austrian troops on the
Servian frontier and the provocative
language of the Viennese newspapers
have led to renewed excitement and
feeling In Servin.
The newspaper Pravdn, voicing; the
prevailing Irritation, says:
"If Austria desires war with Servla
It will come. It will be the most bitter
fight In history. Every Servian, man
... numan, young ana oia, win take
part in It and Austria will have to ex-
--.i; &ut; cuurc scivmB nnnon Be
fore conquering It.'
Austro-Hungarian authorities have
stopped at Fiume the steamer Hege
disch with a cargo of 800 tons of flour,
destined for the Servian army at Du
razzo. It Is announced that Austria in
tends to confiscate the flour for the
use of her own army, thus creating a
situation similar to that brought about
by the stoppage by Turkey of Servian
Battle Continues at Scutari.
Owing to the refusal of the governor
of Scutari to accept notification of the
armistice communicated through the
German minister, hostilities continued
there, according to a Cettinje dispatch.
It Is considered probable that the gov
ernor's refusal meets the wishes of the
Montenegrin government, which hopes
thereby to obtain Scutari by force of
A Saloniki dispatch says the condi
tion of the refugees there is becoming
worse each day. Thousands are without
shelter and smallpox and other mala-
dies are widespread.
Villagers Refusing to Pay Randoms Are
Killed Troop Assault Women
and Pillage Homes.
Constantinople, Turkey, Dec. 9. Let
ters received from Gallipoli report ter
rible excesses by the Turkish troops in
that district. The telegraph lines have
Deen cm Deyono oaiupoii ana me mil
itary authorities, it is alleged, held the
Christian villages responsible and or-
aerea a ueiacnmeni oi troops 10 punisn
the residents.
The troops burned the houses, held
many of the villagers for ransom, mas
sacred those who refused to pay, as
saulted the women and carried on
wholesale Dlllaee. The villages of Mal-
rarsuSasflan. Kaj-adjall, Alcai, Gra
BunarStWr "ExtSnUle were practically
The authorities at Janina report that
IS battalions, comprising the regiments
of the Monastir army, have reached
there with artillery and ammunition,
thus strengthening the Turkish posi
tion at that important Albania town.
Vienna, Austria, Dec. 9. The fate of
Dr. Jules Constantin, a French aviator
in the Bulgarian service, who was deco
rated by king Ferdinand for bravery. Is
described in. a dispatch received here.
Dr. Jonstantin started irom surma vii-
lage on his last flight over the Tchatal- j
ja lines, with the object of dropping
bombs on tne TurKisn troops, -tiis di
plane disappeared rapidly and some
hours later was seen to descend near
the Bulgarian camp. The aviator was
fond lying on the ground dead, with a
bullet wound in his chest The wings
of the biplane had also been pierced by
The instrument showed that he had
reached a height of nearly 4000 feet.
He had photographed the Turkish lines
and evidently had been shot, but had
strength to guide the machine back be
fore he expired.
Tripoli, Tripoli. Dec. 3. The Turkish
cavalry and artillery, which were en
gaged in the war with Italy, embarked
here. Full military honors were ac
corded the troops, whose destination
has not been divulged.
Thinks "Wlcfcersham Should be Investi
gated for Refusing to Allow Arch
bold extradited to Texas.
Washington, D. C Dec. 9. Repre
sentative John N. Garner today an
nounced that he and representative
Beall will Introduce a resolution in the
house demanding an investigation of
attorney general Wickersham's action
in refusing to allow the extradition of
John D. Archbold and other Standard
OH magnates to Texas in the Wafers
Pierce Oil company indictments, unless
Wickersham recedes from his position.
Wickersham is now considering opin
ions in the case, prepared by district
attorney W. H. Atwell. of Texas, and
department of justice attorneys.
jKew Mexico i-osxmasicrs.
j Royal R Trent has been commissioned
postmastter at Hermanas, N. M.
Senator Works Says Presi
dents Can and Do Use
Power to Gain Support.
Washington, D. C-, Dec. 9. In a
speech today in the senate upon his
resolution for a constitutional amend
ment that would provide a single six
year presidential term, senator Works,
of California, identified since hi3 en
try Into the senate with the "progres
sive" Republican faction, made a
strong criticism of Theodore Roose
velt and. the progressive j)arty for
their affiliation with George W. Per
kins and other representatives of
J large corporations.
Senator Works declared both Roose
velt and Taft deserved defeat. He as
serted that Roosevelt, when president,
had withheld action against the Har
vester .trust- with the natural result
that Mr. Perkins had been one of the
chief Roosevelt backers in the fight
this year for the progressive nomina
tion; and, with equal emphasis he de
clared that president Taft had "lost
the respect and good will of many
good people by going upon the stump ;
against CoL Roosevelt." The attack
upon Roosevelt came in connection
with senator Works's assertion that
the president's office had been used
to prevent adverse action against cor
porations. Trust Favored By Roosevelt.
"We are not without evidence of the
effect of such action on succeeding
elections," said senator Works. "The
great Harvester trust, one of. the
worst and most oppressive of its kind,
was signally favored by Mr. Roosevelt
when president, in this respect. It
was not prosecuted for violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law because
Roosevelt . ordered otherwise. What
was the natural result? When Roose
velt again became a candidate, George
W. Perkins became his ardent sup-
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porter and chief financial backer.
"I am not saying that Mr. Roose
velt acted out of the improper mo
tives In dealing with the harvester j
i-u ul uie sieei irusu j&e may uuvc
been perfectly satisfied " 'that the
course taken by him was the proper
and just course. I call attention to
these instances of presidential favor
and what followed them, as illustrat
ing the power that exists in the hands
of a president in his first term, to se
cure his election to a second.
Campaign Contributions.
"The investigation of campaign
contributions, lately has opened some
of the darkest pages of the political
history of the country," ha continued.
"Ithas reve21e"a the "unpleasant faet
that the money used for campaign
purposes, both by Republicans and
Democrats in the past years, was sup
plied almost wholly by men interested
in the large corporations that were
amenable to punishment under the
9nM tniaf low '
"The new progressive party was
tainted in the very beginning by put-
ting itself in the hands of the same
"No matter whether it was under
stood or" not, it was nothing more or
less than buying Immunity from such
prosecution. They very naturally
reasoned that the man whn nppnted
their money to secure his election
would not use the power their money
had given him to punish them for j
making that money unlawfully."
senator Works referred to the so- j
called TTftrrimftr. nnntrlhiitfnn thA .
campaign fund of 1904. "Harriman
received his reward whether the
money was raised for that purpose or
not," said the senator. "Suits by the
government were at that very time
pending against some of his companies
and after his contribution they were
d-smissed. His roads were otherwise
favored by the president that his
money helped to elect"
A single presidential term, senator
Works declared, would prayent the use
of patronage and the power of office
in th way it Is now used and would
remove the opportunity a president
now has to grant favors or inflict'
punishment upon campaign friends or
Money Trust Probe Resumes.
Beginning where it left off last sum
mer, the Pujo money trust Investi
gating committee resumed Its hearings
While the committee nicks un the
thread where it was dropped last June.
It Is not quite the same thread. In
other words the data on which the corn-
mittee will base Its investigations i3
an entirely new set of facts whinh I
have been assembled by a new set of I Willing hands were stretched out to
experts who were put on the scene ! carry it but the colonel replied:
after it was discovered that the $10,000 "Guess I'm strong enough to handle
worth of material gathered by the first lt-"
set of experts during the summer, ran r ThIs he dld fV a nud;e yards or
so much to glittering generalities that 1 more hefore he relinquished the bur
it was not of much if any practical ' dn to an admirer,
valhe. i State delegations from all over the
This does not mean that the Pujo '
committee has discarded the informa
tion as to the operations of high fi
nance, which It acquired in Its former
hearings at Washington and New Yosk,
but it is merely proceeding along dif
ferent lines.
Hampered by Lack of Power.
At the former hearings the committee
was greatly hampered by the imita
tions affixed to its authority in the
matter of forcing bankers to divulge
to the committee the secret financial
affairs- of their respective institutions.
Although congress adopted the reso
lution granting further power to the
committee. It is still a disputed ques
tion whether or not a banker can be
forced to reveal the innermost secrets
of his desk.
Samuel Untermyer, the chief counsel
for the committee, has gone carefully
over all the data gathered by the new
(Continued on page 5).
Greek Says Bible Tells Them They Will Defeat Turks
Declares the Present War Is Preoraained to Set-the Christian Nations Free From the Dominion of the Turks
Says Daniel Predicted It-
APPA, who runs the flower stand
In front of the Roberts-Banner
building, claims the Turks are cer
tain of defeat. His reasons are unique,
but he says they are Biblical. He says
that Daniel the prophet told of a
Greek triumph and the defeat of the
Turks in the year 1913, and the fall of
"Daniel, in his vision of the four
beasts," he says, "tells of seeing finally
one dreadful and terrible beast with 16
horns; and one came and stood by him
and told him the four beasts represent
ed four kings, who should come upon
the earth and after 10 kings, one
should rise who would subdue three
Government Charges Strik
ing Ironworkers Caused
Death of Policeman.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 9 Assaults
committed during the iron workers'
strike were investigated Dy the gov
ernment in the cross "examination of
Patrick F. Farrell, of New York, a de
fendant at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial today. '
Out of J10.000 contributed by the In
ternational union to sustain the strike
in New York, Farrell admitted he 'fur
nished bonds for and paid the fines of
union men. Sixty assaults in 1906, in
which bottles of ammonia and revolvers
were used as weapons, and in which
one man was thrown In-the river and
a policeman who had attempted to quell
a riot was killed, were charged by the
government as being a part of a "reign
of terror," which preceded a general
use of dynamite. The strike never has
been called off.
Farrell is charged, as an executive
board member of the International
union, with appropriating money to en
able J. J. McNamara to maintain a
"dynamiting crew."
Asked about the wreck of a draw
bridge at Pelham, N. Y. in February,
190S, when the draw fell into the bay,
Farrell said he had written McNamara
that "the high wind" had blown the
work down.
"Was 'the high wind" a term used to
designate depredations against non
union work?" asked James W. Noel, for
the government.
"It was not. We believed the Pel
ham job fell apart because of incom
petent workmen," said Farrell.
Farrell said he knew funds of the
union were expended for which' no ac
counting was made, but he am not
know what the money was spent, for.
He denied all knowledge -f McNamara's
purchase of explosives.
Detroit Defendant Testifies.
Frank J. Murphy, of Detroit, a for-
p mer iron workers' business agent, was
J . in. i. ,4 ..-..;..-. n .,.,
the 10th defendant to testify
Murphy was charged with "trying to
find out" how much a witness knew of
alleged plots to blow up nonunion
work in Detroit. Ortie E. McManigal
confessed that in 1910, Under orders of
Herbert S. Hockin, he took a suit case
filled with nitroglycerin to Detroit,
but that the orders were, suddenly
called off. Other witnesses testified
that Charles Wacshtmeister had re
ceived ?100 from Hiram Cllne. of the
CarDenters' union as the carpenters'
shafe of the expenses for explosions. I
Robert G. M. Ross came from Hawaii j
to testify that Wachtmelster became ,
intoxicated and "talked so much that
the proposed explosions were called
off." and that - phytaridarejioe -
Dowd, now of Hbchester, N. Y., met
Ross to fina out woat he Knew oi tne
Murphy denied he ever had talked to
Ross and asserted that he knew noth
ing of the proposed explosions to union
ize various trades in Detroit.
It was In Detroit that James B. Me
Namara and MoManigal were arrested
?? ' ?,"& Vl11' 19n
to cause five exDloslons there.
"Did you ever talk to L. A. .Noel, of
the Iron Workers' union about using
nitroglycerin in Detroit?" asked sen
ator J. W. Kern.
"None of the uniop officials, so far
as I know ever talked of explosives."
Murphy was passed by the govern
ment without cross examination.
Wachtmelster next testified.
"Did Cllne ever glte you J100?" asked
I senator Kern.
"He never did." said Wachtmelster.
"Did you ever arrange with Cllne for
blowing up buildings In Detroit or for
buying explosives?"
"I never did."
The witness also denied meeting J.
B. McNamara and telling him there
was too much "lalli" to cause explo
sions in Detroit'
Enthusiastic Bull Moosers Finally Re
lieve Leader of His Baggage
Upon Arrival In Chicago.
Chicago, I1L, Dec. 9. CoL Roosevelt
at the head of the eastern delegation
to the Progressive conference, which j
begins here tomorrow, was mec Dy a
fair sized crowd when the Bull Moose
special arrived here from New York J
this afternoon witn suo men.
"He can come back," and "Hurrah
for Teddy," were some of th6 acclama
tions "which greeted the colonel.
Dressed in a black campaign hat and
a heavy overcoat .of the same color
the colonel bore a heavy suitcase.
country are e pocteo, many women oe-
ing among them.
George W. Perkins. Francis J. Heney,
of San Francisco. William Flynn. of
Pittsburg, judge Ben B. Llndsey. Will
iam Allen White, Frank A. Munsey,
senator Dixon and a number of other
leaders will be guests at a dinner to
be given by Medlll McCormick, vice
chairman of the national committee.
On Wednesday night. CoL Roosevelt
will, dine at the Hull House social set
tlement of which Miss Jane Addams is
the head.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 9. An earth
quake shock lasting two minutes and
apparently 1800 miles distant was re
corded on the government seismograph
this morning. The tremora were of
considerable severity and were contin
uous. It Is thought that eruptions of
the Alaskan volcanoes may have bro
ken out again. .
kings. And in verse 25 .of chapter
seven, he says, 'And he" shall speak
; great words against the most high and
( shall wear out the saints of the most
j high and think to change times and
! laws; and they shall be given into his
nana untu a time ana times ana - tne
dividing of times.
" 'A time and times and the dividing
of times." the Greek Orthodox church
has figured, is now: that this is the
acceptable time for the subjugation of
the Turk, who has blasphemed God.
This belief has been held for years, has
been preached from the pulpit and be
come one of the acepted tenets of our
faith Wars and revolutions have taken
place in the past to redeem our em
pire, but the Greeks knew they were J
Secretary of War Condemns
"Misplaced Sentimentali
ty" For Filipino.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 9. Unspar
ing condemnation of those who would,
from "misplaced sentimentality or lazy
self-interest," cast the Filipinos upon
the world in the state of helplessness
and before they had acquired the full
benefits of American civilization, is a
strong feature in the annual report of
secretary of war Stimson. Many other
subjects of interest are treated in the
report, such as the relations of the na
tional guard to the army, the improve
ment in the army tactical methods, the
inadequacy of the present reserve law,
the crying need of citizenship for the
Porto Ricans, the conservation of the
national water powers in navigable
streams, and the advisability of amend
ing the Panama canal tolls act so as
to reimpose tolls on American .coast
wise shipping leaving the waterway.
Army Is Improving.
Dealing first with purely military
subjects, the secretary states that the
strength of the regular army at the
Beginning of the present fiscal year
was 82,305, an Increase during the year
of 189 officers and 7834 enlisted men.
He says the spirit of the personnel of
the- army continues to improve, at
tributable not only to the work of the
service schools and the general staff,
but to the practical opportunities af
forded by the recent maneuvers and
changes in organization and methods.
Unfit officers are speedily discovered
under the searching tests of field con
ditions. "One of the surest ways of
getting rid of the dead wood of our
army is to work it as far as possible,
under the applicatory methods of mod
ern military training," the secretary
The Mexican Border Patrol.
Relative o the Mexican border pa-
trol. the secretary tells of the work
I that: naj; nA4n ncofimniianixi savs M(np
that has been accomplished, says "the
conduct of the troopu assigned to these
duties has been most satisfactory and
the effect of their presence excellent."
Closing, he says:
"In the light of the recent proposals
to reduce- by one-third the force of
regular cavalry belonging to the United
States army, I deem it proper to call
attention fo the fact that the brunt of
this entire work fell upon and was
performed hy cavalry, and that dur-
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be continued by that arm of the ser
t viae, There .are now on duty in con- I
ecfinfebAc of the MaJJeaa
border six regiments of cavalry, a regi
ment and a half of infantry, a battery
Qt field artillery, two companies or
.i,jok ,n-i tt4C4 J, aim uuc -.u.i.i-.i-j' u
signal corps troops. The approximate
total strength of these troops is 6,754
officers and enlisted men. There are
thus at, the present time engaged, in
th3 special duty a larger number of
cavalry regiments than the five which
it was proposed last winter to cut out j
of the army." j
nu-i;anieen iaw injurious.
In treating of the morals of the army
secretary Stimson asserts his belief
that the socalled anti-canteen legisla
tion has been responsible for much
vice, a statement which he supports by
a recital of the results of his" own In
spection of 49 of the mobile army posts,
where he found the military reserva
tions adjoined by dives and Ill-resorts
of the vilest character. These condl
Itons he believes to be the ultimate
causes "which make the record of bur
army in this respect shameful beyond
that of the army of any other civilized
Foreign Garrisons.
Under the head of reorganization of
the foreign garrisons, the report di
rects attention to the benefits attend
ing" the substitution for 12 reduced
strength regiments in the Philippines,
by a garrison of six regiments of full
strength with a resulting saving of
over $1,000,000 per year. The imme
diate completion of the posts at Panama
and Hawaii, he strongly urged as by
far the most important items of mili
tary expenditure for the immediate fu
ture. Canal Needs Guards.
It is said that the locks and machin
ery at Panama already have reached a
condition of extreme vulnerability in
case of sudden attack, yet no greater
force can be sent there than the one
regiment now on guard until new quar
ters are constructed for them, and the
secretary urges that such works should
begin at once. On the other hand, says
the secretary, the base at Pearl harbor,
Hawaii, is of far greater strategic Im
portance for the protection of the en
tire Pacific coast from attack than any
of the positions on that coast now so
strongly fortified. No naval enemy
could make a serious effective attack
upon any portion of the American Pa
cific c'oast unless it had first reduced
the position at Oaku. threatening its
flank. Quarters for the men who are
to protect the great stalls, naval ma
terial and seacoast guns from falling
into the hands of land attackers should
be pushed to completion as rapidly as
Three Infantry Divisions.
The tactical reorganisation of the
army on the basis of three infantry di
visions, the report shows has pro
gressed as far as possible without con
gressional assistance in the way of pro
viding for large, ample posts, and a
series of conferences of the general of
ficers of the army has been planned for
this winter. As a result the time now
necessary at the outbreak of war to
organize the regular army will be dis
pensed with.
The Army Reserve.
Touching the army reserve, towards
(Continued on page 3.)
preordained to defeat because the time
spoken of by Daniel .had not come yet
"Daniel, prophesying that the Mo
hammedans will prevail over the Chris
tians, said their authority will last
'time and times and the dividing ol
time." The word time means a year of
365 days. Half a year is 182 days, and
and times are two years 730 days, a
total of 1277 days. These days are to
be couhted as years. The Mohamme
dans captured the Holy City in 636. Adl
these two numbers and we get 1913.
This is the ". ear in which it was pre
dicted that Musselman dominion should
end. The foundation of the Greek na
tion is laid on these prophecies, and,
as Christians, we know they will be
Witnesses Introduced to Contradict Some of the Testi
mony Given "by the Defendant Casey, in His Tes
timony, Says He Shot in Self-defence, After
He Had Been Attacked by Amberson
and Amberson's Brother.
The case of John P. Casey jr.. will
probably go to the jury Tuesday. The
evidence was concluded Monday after
noon. Mrs. Amberson, wife of the dead
man, took the stand Monday afternoon.
(Her testimony appears on page two.)
Efforts of the state Monday were
directed toward th rebuttal of the
testimony that John P. Casey gave
Saturday afternoon. Five witnesses
were placed on the stand Monday
F. G-. Billings was the first of these.
He testified that the hole in the win
dow of thn store formerly occunied by
him as a piano store was made somei
time in May or June, jonn uaumeia,
a messenger boy employed at the
Bellevue. testified that he saw Casey
fire at Jack Amberson before the lat
ter fired at Casey.
George Hammonds also testified
that he saw Jack Amberson fire at
Casey. He said that he -was at the
messenger office when Mr. and Mrs.
Casey were there earlier In the even
ing; that he did not hear Amberson
call- Mrs. Casey, Casey, nor Casey's
father any vile names. However, said
that he heard Casey call Amberson a
vile name.
James T. Edwards, a boy employed
at the Pearson mills, testified that
be was in the Bellevue office the night
of the shooting. He testified that
Mitchell ran in and warned Amberson
to duck; that Casey was coming.
Mrs. Mary Edwards testified that
she heard Casey say earlier in the
evening that the night would not
pass unless he (Amberson) had his
neck broken or something to that ef
fect Tells of Hole In "Window.
F. G: Billings, engaged in the piano
business, "was called as the first wit
ness on Monday. He testlfie: T
don't know when the hole was made
in the window at the corner of Stan
ton and Texas streets, but It was
made there some time in May or June.
The hole Is still there. It has not
been plugged up. The hole that was
plugged up was made by the explosion
at the newspaper office on Texas
street last summer."
John Caulfield said: "I don't live
any place now: I -work nights and
have been here at the courthouse all
day. I don't know Casey. I knew
Amberson to speak to him. The night
he was killed I was working at the
Acme messenger service. I was in
the middle Of the street when Casey
came out I was standing along side
the front door when Casey canae to the
Bellevue. I was on the west side right
up against the wall.
Saw Casey With Rifle.
Ijwjc &seA Dresciter act Hal
Wadley. Mitchell was cranking up the
automobile. I saw Casey have a rifle
sticking up above his shoulder. As he
came across the street he held it in
both hands placing it on a level when
Jack Amberson stepped up on the
curb. He said . to Jack Amberson:
Don't von interfArA nr T will . vail
too. Then he tlltd: "Will Amberson. !
come out' Then he walked into the
office and I beard some shots. I
don't know how many.
"I saw Casey coming. He shot
through the window at Jack. Jack
- n t,4m Tkao --- . !
shnt twirA t.v-T, th Rrt at jra.t-
T ran down Kansas itreet anf trot ho-
i ran aown iansas street ana got ne-
hind a pillar.
"I didn't see Will Amberson when
Casey went Into the front room.
"The first shot was fired inside. I
don't know who fired, it"
On cross examination he said: "Sure
I got out of the way when I saw
Casey level his gun. I heard Darcey
say to Hal Wadley: 1ook out
something's going to happen here."
"I was off then for supper. Wadley
worked up at the Acme. We all used
to go to the Bellevue every once In
a while.
"Casey also said: 'Come on you
cowardly Thafs all I. heard
said. There might have been more
said. I went to California September
12. I got back Thanksgiving. I
hoboed it back here for the races. Tm
night operator at the Bellevue. 1 1
frt f tMw,.r?ef ; I t QW testimony. He testified that
lAJUu1 h ot cursed Casey nog
at 415 Myrtle avenue. Of course I'm (Continued on page 3.)
Washington, D. ti, Dec . President Taft was appealed today to take
some action looking to the purification of the national capital and the sup
pression of Hirothcls and certain hotels. The request is the outcome of a
mum meeting Inst night presided over by senator Kenyan, of Iowa, author of
n pending bill which will eliminate the segregated district here. Several wom
en spoke nt the meeting.
Mrs. Harriet Monroe said that extravagance of dress on the part of well to
do women caused the backsliding of many poor girls.. She also condemned
the Indiscriminate erection of monuments and other marks of respect to pub
lic men.
"There are statues in this city, she s'ald, tha't would make the angels
Tell Your Friends
to Shop Early
And shop early yourself. Make out your gift lists now with
the aid of the advertisements which appear every day in THE
HERALD. Arrange early for Christmas boxes, cards of greet
ing and holiday ribbon.
Every shopping convenience k at your service now, so early
preparation means greater satisfaction. Start tomorrow. Avoid
the rush of Christmas week and its many unpleasant features.
Shop early in December and early in the day, because "if you
are really to enjoy that season which is meant to be enjoyed you
must not be snowed under by your tasks, but keej a little leisure
to" look about."
You wiH know where to purchase the "most thoughtful" and
"appropriate" gifts most economically by closelyand constantly
reacting THE HERALD'S Christmas advertisements.
(Copyrighted, 1912, by J P. Fallon.)
not a married . Charlie Forrestei
told me he supposed they wanted m
over here. He didn't kaow what I was
going to swear to. He only knew X
was there the night of the killing:
"Charlie was in the front office
with Amberson before Casey went In.
I saw him come ont the back and
run around to the Limduaine garage.
"I am 18 years old. Forrester said:
'Go over there, Frisco, the attorney
wants to see yon.' Jack Amberson fired
one shot There was a light burning in
the back room wheh Casey went a
George Hammonds Testifies.
George "Hammonds, npioyea oy the
Southwestern Iron works testified
"I worked for the Bellevue in August.
I was not at the office when Casey
first came. I was there when he was
there wfth hfs wile In the buggy.
"I saw Casey and Will Amberson.
leaving the south side of the street
and start toward the north side of the
"I, heard Casey say: You son
Then Amberson said: "What did yott
call me? And Casey said: I called
you a son of a gun and I will call it
to you again.
"I did not hear Amberson xsll Mrs.
Casey foul names, nor did I hear him
call Casey or his father anything Ilka
"Just before the shooting I saw
Casey with a rifle in both hands and
heard him say to Jack Amberson:
'This is trouble Jack.' I did not hear
what else he said. I went around the
corner as Casey started in. I heard,
six or seven shots. I saw Jack Am
berson fire once Inside the office. X
saw Casey come out andfthoot twioa
at Jack Amberson.
"I saw Casey go to the buggy and
went into the office and saw WIU
Amberson lying there and Jack Ar
berson was holding his head."
On cross examination he said: X
did say that I was not there when
there was any trouble. There was not
any trouble there when I was there."
On redirect examination he said:
"When I said I had seen no trouble
between Casey and Attraerson early in
tfce evening I meant I did not see any
Saw the Trouble.
James T. Edwards, helper at a saw
at the Pearson, plant . and who Uvea
at 5S3 South St Vrain. testified: "I
saw Mr. Casey the night of the kill--ng.
Mitchell ran in and said: 'Duck.
Mr. Amberson. dude; he' 3 got a gnu-"
I got out of the house and when the
first shot was fired. I was at the
corner. Casey had a gun in his hand,
when ha cane. close to the place. I
jwrul )ilu -agy: -'Cowe -ogf At that
time -I Urea at -OSTexas street"
There was no cross examination of
this witness.
Mrs. Mary B. Edwards, mother of
James, was the next witness. She
testified: "On the night Mr. Amber
son was killed, I lived at 405 Texas
street I saw the last shooting out
side. Earlier that night I saw Mr.
Casey driving away in his buggy. He
told Mr. Amberson that that night
would not pass unless he had his neck
broke. Mr. Amberson said: Come
Defence Closes.
I . Saturday afternoon the defence closed
' lts case When John P. Casey gave his
, .-....- tt. .j ., -vmu Amt..-.
testimony. He said that Will Amber
son had called his wife a vile name
and had drawn a pistol on him when
he and his wife and daughter drove
up to the Bellevue Messenger service
in the evening after his wife had told
him Amberson wanted to see him.
He also testified that his wife had
told him to get an explanation from.
Amberson as to what he meant that
he went home and got his rifle to re
turn to the place and get that expla
nation. He testified that both Jaclc
Amberson and Will Amberson shot at
him before he fired. That he did not
know if he had killed Will Amberson.
but that Will Amberson had shot him
in the arm.
Andrew Mitchell, the chauffeur, who
brought the police to the messenger
office the night of the killing; was put
on the stand by the state in rebuttal

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