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Wednesday Evening,
December 11, 19-1 216 Page
Leased Wire
Fair tonight and Thursday;
warmer Thursday.
Are Moving Towards Casas
Grandes, From Which the
Federal Troops Came.
Now that the federals have been
transferred to the Mexican Central
from the Casas Grandes district, move
ment of the combined rebel forces into
he Casas Grandes district has begun.
Ranchmsn arriving today from the
Hanto Domingo ranch report that the
rebels were encamped Monday near
Carmen, midway between Gallego, on
the Mexican Central railway. and
Tt arson, on the Mexico North Western
railway. The rebels' location at Car
r. en is verified by an official govern
ment report. They say the forces
jmprise the groups under Caraveo,
.-alazar, Rojas and Porras, which re
Ofntly mobilized about Gellego, where
the passenger train was attacked last
This move by the rebels throws the
federal forces proceeding over the
Central by rail north from Chihuahua
,ty and Juarez in positions of lit
tle value for work against the rebels.
Gen. Jose de la Luz Blanco, who left Ju
arez last week remains in thevidntyof
Moctezurna, and so far has not de
trained any of his cavalry to pursue
tne rebels. The rebel move evidently
has been made on receipt of news that
"lanco had removed his force from the"
.orth Western line to escort the worlj
fain operating below Juarez.
By crossing to the North Western
railway, the rebels, whose combined
strength is estimated at more than
100. will have entered the territory
rast protected by federal troops. At
t'asas Grandes, which is admittedly
more desired than Juarez, are gar
risoned about 600 federals', while 3H
are stationed at Madera. At Guzman,
tc the north, are ISA men. while 168
cavalry are stationed at Ascencion,
off the railway near the Guzman
Phoenix, Ariz.. Dec 11. Gen. Bmllio
Cc mpa appeared before the Maricopa
county superior court this afternoon on
hafceas corpus proceedings. He was
brought here last night from Tucson,
where he has been for several weeks
in the Pima county prison. The appli
cation for habeas corpus was made two
vs eehs bwn- tbe-retra tiiM. "ORHrpW:
had been held more than 64 days on
a charge of being a revolutionist, with
out the Mexican government taking
una! action in the matter of extra
dition. After the application was made
a charge that Caropa committed mur
der In Mexico was filed. If Cam pa ob-1
trans the writ, he will 'still be held J
urder the second charge.
Mexico City. Mex.. Dec 11. The
Mexican government has failed to pro
i ure the extradition of former mayor
H'uardo Arnold, of Cananea.
Arnold, who is of American extrac
tion, was a prominent factor in north
( m Mexico during the Diaz regime,
. l t was forced to leave during the
Madero revolution. The government
caused his arrest in California on the
charge of embezzlement of public funds.
Newark, N. J., Dec 11. Three resi
dents of Wharton vrere arrested at
Dover, this state, charged with writing
a letter threatening president-elect
Wilson with death unless he caused
JSftOO in gold to be left for them in a
designated unoccupied house in Whar
ton. The men arrested are Peter Dunn, 24
Mars old. his brother Jacob,, 26. and
fc' lv Davenport, 42.
They were brought to Newark, where
Vnited States commissioner Stockton
i ommitted them to jail in default of
$?n00 bail each for examination on
The postoffice inspector who made
the arrest accuses Jacob of having
done the writing.
4"f-' .
Washington, D. C Dec 11.
The supreme court will leave
unsettled for the present at
least, the question of whether
tie Chamizal zone at Kl Paso.
Tex., is In the United" -States or
Mexico. The court today sent
back to the federal court for
u-istern Teas. the case In which
the title of the two nations to
the zone was raised, because of
failure to print the record. The
Texas court held that the dis
pute was a matter for diplo
matic and not for judicial deter
mination. 4-i-u
4- 4' 4'4 4' '
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Chicago. Ill, -jDec 11. Committee
meetings and a love feast for Progres
sives without official position occu
pied the time of the new party mem
ners at the second day of their confer-
nee today.
Speakers from many different sec
tions, of the country made five minute
addresses at the love feast, which was
icerv enthusiastic. Pi-cdictions of a
Progressive victory four years hence
were greetea witn cneers.
The gathering applauded and shout- !
ed when Oscar R. Hundley, of Ala-
lama, declared:
"In Alabama the Republican party is
marked with the brand of Cain because
it attempted to murder its political
He also declared that "Alabama now
has two Lorimer senators."
Congressman elect Henry W. Temple, ,
of the 24th Pennsylvania district, re
Mewed the fight in his state. He de
clared that in the next campaign op-
ponents of the Progressives would f.i,d tibletnan the administration persecu
u impossible to put as many obstruc- tion of Mrs Helen Longstreet. the
ions in tne pain or me new party as 1
' nev did during the last campaign.
Mem be s of two committees were ap- 1
- "itcd as rouows:
News serice committee Alexander
Americans in Mexico Point
Out Inconsistency of the
United States's Action.
Washington, D. C Dec. 11. W. S.
Pence, of Chicago; H. S. Stephenson, of
Los Angeles, and E. K. Warren, of i
Three Oaks, Mich., having interests in
Mexico,, have protested to the state
department ahout what they claim is the
practice of the United States in per
mitting exports of arms and ammuni
tion to the Madero soldiers in Mexico.
The three men recently appeared be
fore the senate committee headed by
senator William Alden Smith, inves
tigating whether the revolutions in
Mexico have been fomented or aided
by Americana.
The three men pointed out that the
effect of the application of such rules
forces the rebels to levy upon Amer
icans in Mexico by a system of forced
loans or ransoms to procure weapons
of war. They have urged upon the
state department that the only means
? iS-iKB irf S.i iy"iy was, lo r"urn
of arms and ammunition to both sides
without restriction
It has been pointed out by state de
partment officials that under the re
cent neutrality proclamation the gov
ernment is absolutely 'prohibited from
permitting war supplies to go to the
D. C Dec 11 Testi- I
mAnv tiio tViA u.viron ..mi .. .i n. ic.o '
who overthrew president Diaz received j elded to withdraw all parafine base
no aid directly or indirectly through I crude oiis from the fuel market and
American sources was given by Sher- ' refine them into gasoline ind other by
burn E. Hopkins, formerly legal adviser ; products, such as lubricants and para
of the Madero revolutionary commis- I fine. This decision was arrived at
Sinn in WajMiInprtnn In IQln-11 hnfnrA t -. , . i..l. .-i .
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whether American interests incited re
bellion in that country.
This information was elicited from
Mr. Hopkins through questions by ' made by rerining thaa could be od
raembers of the committee r)eiirneri tn tained from the sale -f tne crude pro-
! ascertain whether the Standard Oil ,
company or tne waters-fierce uu
The wltneee rienljMl -iif- althar t
these interests had contributed and pected to revolutionize the mahufac
sald the revolution was financed only ' turlng and railroad business through
by the Madero family and Mexican out the country. Especially will it af-
Mr. Hopkins told the committee his
connection with the movement was only
I of a legal and diplomatic nature. As
to tne purchase of arms and munitions
of war and their shipment to the revo
lutionists. Mr. Hopkins said he had
nothing to do. He denied that any
loans were floated in the interests of
the movement. Mr. Hopkins qajd ha;
had no direct or indirect interest in 1
any Mexican concessions.
TVaBhinirton. D. C. Dec. 11. The
secretary of airriculture issued a bulle-
tin on the coffee industry todav
In the world's production of coffee
Brazil holds the preeminent place. In
1SW) the exports from Brazil amounted
to 1720 pounds: they have steadily in
creased until in 1909 they were more
than 2.250.000,000 pounds.
Venezuela and Columbia rank next
in amount produced, each growing in
the neighborhood of 10O.GO0.000 pounds
annually. Mexico, the Central American
states, and the Dutch East Indies,, also
produce large quantities. The only
coffee produced in the United States is
ETown in Porto Rico. Hawaii and the
Philippine Islands.
In the total amount of coffee con
sumed, the United States leads all
other countries by a wide margin. The
imports amount to over 1.000.000,000
pounds annually.
In the two years that Louis Heep, a'
student at the university of Texas at
Austin. Tex., has spent at that place,
he has never mentioned the "word
meningitis in any letter written to
anyone in El Paso, according to his
mother. Mrs. A. C. Heeo. who lives at
1518 Mnndy avenue. "He has never
used the word, nor even referred to
that disease," stated M-s. Heep. "The
report that he wrote hat there was
meningitis at Austin, I know is not
an emoJove of the city.
-marfe the statement to a Herald re-
porter Tuesday mornlnc that Heep had
written a letter In which he -stated
there were 10 cases of meningitis in.
the neighborhood in which he lived.
This was printed in The Herald Tuesday
and led to the denial today by Mrs.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec 11. Gov
ernor Cruce today awaited further
news before ordering the militia to
Jay, where trouble was threatened
over the location of the county seat of
Delaware county.
The governor has received Informa
tion that a clash between the con
tending factions was narorwly averted
yesterday and that there is likelihood
of serious trouble today.
The telephone lines to Jay, which
were cut last night, have not been
C. Moore, of Pennsylvania: G. B.
Daniel, of California; N. T. Chorson, of
Nebraska; James Ferris, of Illinois;
Henry J. Allen, of Kansas.
PnhliMtv MimmlttAP TC A TMitlrunn
of California; George Fitch, of Hlinois;
William Allen White nf TTnn!oS.
Hughes Abbott, of New York.
"Izrnol.Ii- Enilin of r.rrnt ritrv
Srt RoosS oeakine at thfan,- I
! ily dinner of the delegates to the con- ,
ference declared that the Renubliean I
administration was spending its last j
days in punishing small postmasters
who hadioined the Progressive cause. 1
iicvci u urac uecu a more iiiuuie
ending to a once great political party.
Col. Roosevelt said. "It's after elec-
wuu. 1UC auiuilliawanuu IS NUC irom I
everything but Incurring 'the hearty I
contemnt of all irood men and all e-ooS
contempt of all good men and all good
women. It could not get at any of the
big peoole and so the administration
is working out its spite on the small
I "m17 r 4 9 trt rk fn aa& iwt,v
widow of Gen. Longstreet, who has
been a Georgia postmaster and who had
the courasre and hiprh mindedness to I
endorse the things for which the Pro-
gressive party stands?" he asked.
Will Be Refined Into Gaso
lineThis City Is Not Af
fected by Change,
Again the Standard Oil company is
planning to withdraw all of the crude
petroleum from the market to refine it
for gasoline to keep the automobile
The reported withdrawal of the crude
product from the oil market, which
originated with the Iron Trade Review,
has come back in the form of a report
that the Standard had offered -the Santa
Fe railroad system a bonus of $190,000
for its present cirtontraci and also of
fered to convert tfte oil ourntng loco
motives into c-al burners free for the
railroad if it would relinquish the con
tract which it has with the Standard
for the delivery of crude oil on the en
tire system.
The withdrawing of crude oil by the
Standard company Is admitted by local
oil men. Inc'uding those who represent
companies closely affiliated with the
standard. The reasoj. for this lmpor-
that the demand for gaso
line and higher distillates is so much
greater than the present supply that
the companies, Including the Standard
and its subsidiary companies.-have been
unable to meet this demand.
Gasoline Is Array Up.
The result has been an increase In
the price of gasoline from 14 to lo
cents. Even with the increased price
or tne product, the acmand continues to
IncrA5u. until tile StAndarri has de-
aiier a series ui tuiimusuve inuuiaivry ,
experiments by the Standard's staff of
I chemists. In these tests it was demon-
strated. that a better price, could be
duct, even in large quan'ities.
To Revolutionize Manufacturing.
BlJ'l e "L1,":
feet the steel trade, asjtrude oil is now
used almost exclusively in thp great
steel plants of the country. Acting
upon the first report of this Standard
move, one Milwaukee steel plant in
creased the cost of crucible steel cast
ings $13 a tou. Another plant placed
orders immediately attar- Jh circula
tion of thereaort forJ.
producers for the plant. The revolu
tion in the oil industry is expected to
work a particular hardship on the cru
cible steel industry, as these plants win
experience great difficulty in operating
"hout the use of crude oil
Kl Pniin Mnnnfapfnrlnr Sltnntlnn- !
Locally, no Immediate effect Is ex-
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?5TTnTEI Paso srneHer s! on an
tion. The 1 Paso smelter uses on an
average of eight cars of oil each day l
for the various branches of its big
dears'- coM6 anS wUf flifH
jears contraot ana mis win D nuea ,
irom tne xexas neias wnicn are saia
to be more desirable for fuel than for
refining. The city of EI Paso, whieh is
the second largest consumer of crude
oil. also has a contract for three years,
made Nov. 5, and which expires Nov. 6. ,
1915. This oil is for the city water- ;
works, and the sewage disposal plant, j
The City's Oil Contract. '
The contract was a private one, made
by mayor C E. Kelly. The bids sub- j
mitted for oil after the city engineer J
had reported favorably upon this as the
best fuel, were for S1.43 3-4 Der barrel. !
j mayor Kelly says. The Magnolia
Petroleum company, of which D. C.
Boqth. ex-city auditor, Is local man-
i ager, auumuteu a lower uiu ui ji.iu uuu
tne mayor contractea tor tne oeiivery
of 150,060 barrels, to be supplied with
in the three years with an option of
getting 175,000 barrels at the same
price per barrel.
The El Paso Refining company also
uses a quantity of crude oil in its plant
but it also has a contract for three
years with two yet to run. The El
Paso foundry changed frormofl to coal
for fuel several months ago. The
Electric Railway comsanv also chanced
i from oil to coal last year.
Docs Not Affect El Paso Fuel.
Local oil men who have been study
ing the national oil situation, say that
the contemplated withdrawal of fuel oil
..... i ri.. tn r , j!-M I
effect upon the fuel supply in El Paso. I
The Texas oil fields are producing oil '
to sUDDlr this field for the nresent and I
much Mexican crude oil is also being
shipped into the trulf Dorts.
is said to have nnlv a email amnnnt nf
iiiis on
Saraffine in It, being of asphaltum
base. For this reason It is not desir
able for refining and can best be used
for fuel purposes.
. Mexican Crude Oil For El Paso.
With the withdrawal of oil in other
fields, much of this Mexican crude is
expected to be shipped to this country,
and. .as El Paso is on the border and a
rail port of entry, it will be assured a
supply of fuel oil for many years, local
oil men say. One effect the changa
may have, however, will be to bring in
the Toyah and Dayton, N. M.. fields,
which have not yet been developed.
They are said to be high grade oil
fields and, with the increased demand
for refining oil, these fields may be
opened. The contemplated change is
extiected to affect the Oklahoma. Illi
nois, Indiana, Ohio- and Pennsylvania
fields, where parafflne base oils are
nroduced. and not the California or the
Texas fields to any extent 1
All Bent on Making Gasoline.
Millions are being spent in the erec
tion of additional refineries to care for
the crude oil which Is to be with
drawn from the open market. The de
mand for gasoline for autos and in
ternal combustion engines continues to
increase rapidly. Contracts for delivery
of gasoline at 14 cents were made in El
Paso last year but cannot be renewed
for Jess than 18 cents at the present
time. The Texas company is said to
, nave ccmeu 10 maKe napntna, preierring
' to USe the oil fnr e-stenlfne manufflr.
une company had 62,000.000
gallons of irasoline in reserve this
J'1" b. has had to withdraw a great
paX' h ""8 to supply the trade, as the
?ri?. have been unable to produce
au lnat- ls Dn5 "ea-
x Mcr Change to OH.
In line with the reported readjust
ment of the fuel market, resulting from
the withdrawal of fuel oil from the
marKet. tne fl. H. K- S. A rn.ilron.il
company has been obtaining estimates
1 on coal from the New rrexico and Colo-
nii. ellc fnr nee nn ita ene-inec tn
Ef? "y ff OTJ , w !?.?if J2
Place ot ?" Tl,e G. H. owns large-
holdings in the Texas field and Its
contemplated change tends to substan
tiate the reported move on the part of
the Standard. The Southern Pacific
will not be affected on its coast lines,
railroad men say. for the company
owns extensive fields in California.
I J. W. Curd has sold to B. S. Fitz
1 gerald lots 17 to 21, in block 2, Grand-
view addition, for ?2,800.
Money Trust Investigation
Shows Big Sum Realized
Yearly in New York.
Washington. D. C Dec 11. Walter
B. Frew, chairman of the New York
clearing house committee, today re
sumed the stand before the house
money rust investigating" committee,
Samuel Untermyer. counsel for the
committee, had concluded his examina-
tion of Mr. Frew, but the banker de-
sired to discuss further his vie ivs of
clearing regulations which cause banks
tt ihnr a flvpri rate for the eollee-
j tion of out of town checks. Chairman
l'u jo announced tnar me raramiuee
had decided to allow Mr. Frew to make
an explanation.
Mr. Frew put into the record a re
port by the committee on Inland ex
change of the clearing house, showing
the cost of and the. cnarge for making
out of town collections during 1911.
Ills Profit oh Collections.
The report showed a profit to the
banks of such collection charges of
$97,000 for the year. It showed total
charges for collections as $2,139,551
and the cost of making collections as
In addition to the cost of collection.
the report also charges JS69.619.5S for
a share of rent, postage, salaries, etc,
and $296,640 as loss of Interest.
Mr. Untermyer confronted the wit
ness with a letter, from Frank A. Van
derlip, the New York banker, declar
ing that the banks lost about $2,000.
00i a year on out of town collection.
Mr. Frew denied emDhatieally that
he ever knew of the New York banks t
refusing to allow the country Tanks to
withdraw tneir tunas aunng tne iu
Expert Giles Figures.
Operations on the New York ex
change -were then detailed by Lawrence
W. Schudder, accountant for the com
mittee, who produced elaborate sta
tistics to show the operations in 1
active stocks since 1996. .
Mr. ITntermyer led Mr. Schudder
through a series of questions. The. wit-
' ness presented tables and figures te
qhnm that the entire canit.n.1 stock of
-how "thaTthT entire capital Wk of
some concerns naa oeen turnea over t
eight or 16 times a year, wblle about-,
8 percent of the sales generally were j
benafide transfers.
The committee has concluded its in
vestigation of the clearing house situ
ation, counsel Untermyer announced.
Besides W. E. Frew, F. K. Lister, of the
New York clearing hous. also ex- '
olained a revort on exchange charge
for out of town checks made by t
in Wind iiitiiaPt committee of. the clear
ing npuEe.
Government Ownership of Roads.
"Unless the situation in Massachu
u.to o reliever! MnsTMS will be
called upon to seriously consider glv- ,'
, lng tne people government ownersmp
; of railroads," declared representative
Mirrrftv todav. as the house rules com-
nj1"6 cm2u,d,d ?J1"i JaSF,S?iS i
of New Ennrland Etnto and city retire- i
sentatives for an investigation, of the ,
1 ."AeX-otTon monbp-
railwa s auegea transportation monop
Questions asked by members of the
Jff 0mo . inrticdtn that a
Yrtrlr Keirr HaWtl A HflrtlOm I
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magoniy win '"""'"",""."'
the siih-cnmmittee of the house inter
state and foreign commerce committee
instead of by a special committee as
proposed in the. O'Shaughnessy resolu
tion, now under consideration.
Senate and House.
When the senate met at noon, it was
announced that the Interstate com
merce commission would be called on
to frame new anti-trust laws. The
omnibus claims bill was taken up.
tee announced dates of tariff hearings, j
rrt, -KTa-nr Waton 1 n ve st I Eratf n ir hear-
The nouse ways ana means tuumui
The New Haven Investigating hear
ings continued before the rules com
mittee. Boland On the Stand.
William P. Boland, of Scranton. Pa.,
the man charged bby Judge Archbald
with having organized a conspiracy
that resulted in Judge Archbald's Im
peachment and his present trial before
the senate, admitted on the witness
stand in the senate yesterday that he
had suggested the various steps by
which Judge Archbald was connected
with the deal for the Katydid refuse
coal dump, in order to "check up
Judge Archbald."
'T wanted to button up judge
Archbald," he said shaking his finger
at the accused jurist, who sat in front
of him.
I wanted to show he was the Kind
of a man he is.
These admissions were interspersed
with the vigorous denunciation of
juage Arcnoaia oy Jir. .duiu.hu
corrunt iudsre and charges that judge
Archbald had been "working for the
railroads." ,
An-iiTcra With Denunciation, j
Repeated demands were made by
judge Archbald's attorney that Mr.
Boland be required to "answer ques
tions directly, but, notwithstanding
cautions from senator Bacon, presid
ing, he embodied in his replies sweep
ing charges against judge Archbald
and frank admissions that he set out
to get hold of everything he could
that would help in "showing up" judge
The testimony of Boland centered
chiefly about the case of the Marion
Coal company, of which they were
chief owners, embraced in the second
article of Impeachment. Mr. Boland
said he believed judge Archbald had
used his influence to attempt to bring
about a settlement of a case between
the Marion Coal company and the
Lackawanna railroad.
Why Demurrer Was Overruled.
He admitted he had told attorney
general Wickersham and members cf
the interstate commerce commission
that he believed judge Archbald had
overruled the demurrer of tho Marlon
Coal company because Boland had re
fused to discount Judge Archbald's
note. When pressured for evidence to
prove this, he said he had been re
peatedly told by E. J. Williams, the
associate of judge Archbald in coal
land operations, that It would have
been "better for him" if he had dis
counted the note.
''JVhere did you get your informa
tion about Judge Archbald?" attornev
Worthington asked.
"Mr. Williams would tell me what
was going to happen and would tell
me of the influence behind judge
Archbald," Boland replied. "Then. I
began to check up the judge. I got
information from his associates as to
what he was doing for the railroads."
Tried to Use the Judge Himself.
"Did you send E. J. Williams to get
judge Archbald to write a letter to
W. A May, urging that they give Mr.
Williams an option on the Katydid
"Yes, I did," Mr. Boland answered.
"Did you afterwards suggest to Wil
liams that he get judge Archbald to
go to New York to see Erie offi
cials"" 1 think I did," Boland replied.
Foreman Tells Judge It Is
Impossible to Reach a
Indications are that the Jury of the
34th district court, which has the case
of John P. Casey, jr., charged with the
murder of his brotherinlaw, Wilfiam J.
j Amberson, under advisement, will neT-
er arrive at a verdict, and will be dls- j
I charged Thursday at noon. It is un- J
derstood that when the jurors returned .
j to the courthouse at 7 oclock Tuesday j
i night they stood: seven for conviction,
i anrt flvo fnr ncmiittaL The Jury left the
i court room with the case at 6:20 oclock,
xuesoay niiernoon, aiter iiavius jb-
celved tne cnarge oi juage uan jo. i
Jackson, of the 34th district court, and
it is probable that standing was at
tained on the first ballot, taken at 6
oclock, before the jurors went out for
their supper. , j
Farlv Wodnesdav morning the jurors I
intimated that they desired to report
to judge Jackson, and 'the officers of
the court telephoned for both the at
tnrnnvs for the state and defence.
Casey, the defendant, was brought into i
the court room shortly after 9 oclock.
He shook hands with his attorney.
Tom Lea. and several of his friends.
He asked if the jury had "done any-
thing," and then missing judge T. A. i
Falvey, also one of his attorneys, he '
asked Lea: "Is Falvey coming down?"
C. F. Hunt was in the court room
before Casey was brought in. Mrs.
Casey, the defendant's wife, arrived
At 9:30 oelock the Jurors filed Into
the court room and took their seats in i
the jury box. There were few specta- I
tors in the room. Judge Jackson I
turned to the jury: "Gentlemen have
you reached a verdict," he asked. The i
usual stillness that precedes such an
Interrogation in criminal cases was ap- (
parent. The defendant was seated by ,
his wife, smoking a pipe. He was gaz-
inje at the floor. , I
F. W. McConnell, foreman of the jury. !
-oo "We have not" he said. Judge
Jackson then told the Jury he would
have to send it back to reconsider the
T hue to state, vour honor." said Mr.
McConnell. "that it te impossible for
this Jury to ever agree."
Judge Jackson instructed deputy
sheriff George Vellagas -to retire -with
the jury. Casey was taken 'back to the
county jail.
Charge to the Jury-
District attorney Joseph M. Noalon, '
I judge Jackeon read Ms charge, which
I consisted of 11 typewritten pages, to ,
tne jury. ine ennrge wa me uuiu i
mnrder charae deallnc WIU1 muraer in ,
the first and second degrees, provoking j
a difficulty, ana mansiaugnter wuu ure
elements of self-defence, with the ex-
. , v, liirv -nya tjTiecinllv
charged on the proposition of the evi- i
, , . ... ,i ., triii
a , ""h'" ". "", tht the &7-
ic, .. .. - --e - ---- --
ceased. William J. Amberson. had made I
Vf . , remarks to Mrs. Casey. That
prtfheXrge read:f "you should
i,.ii. mm the evidence that the de-
rr"r..x VL ."" ,,i,
fenfianL John P. Casey, sought an in
terview with the deceased, with no hos
tile intention, but simply to demand an
expanation of an insult to his female
...c... 1 -..n. cT.vi,1 en hallova nnri '
that for said purpose he had armed
himself with a gun, not to provoke a
riffflfmltv nor to oroduce an occasion
for Injuring-the deceased, but to act. If
necessary, in seii uwcuw:, ,mou ou ...
that event, he had a rleht to so arm
himself and seek said explanation, and
if, at the time of tie homicide, the de-
.uua inil Jack Amberson. or either of '
them, if you snouia una irom tne evi-
dencethat they were acting together
therein, assaulted the defendant with a
Tiistol or nlstols in such manner as to
create In the defendant's mind a ret-
sonable apprehension of deatn or se
rious bodily Injury, and acting upon
such reasonable apprehension, defend
ant fired the fatal shot, then he would
be justified upon the ground of self
defence" The court also charged the jury that
if the defendant called on the deceaseo.
for the purpose of provoking a diffi
culty, with the intent to kill him. he
wou)d be deprived of his right of self-
' The case had been on trial six actual
days before itwas finally given to the
jury. Casey's second trial, after he
succeeded in gaining a continuance on
October 21, was set down for December
4. Two days were taken up in securing
a jury. Out of the first venire of 260
men ordered, 149 were secured. Out of
that number seven were chosen as
jurors. The remaining five men were
obtained out of the 100 additional men
ordered by the court On the morning
of December 6 the evidence in the case
was gone into. The state rested late
that afternoon.
The opening argument for the state
was made Monday afternoon by assist
ant district attorney R. E. Thomason,
who was followed by Tom Lea for the
In an uncovered ten-pound lard
bucket at the side of the Washington
park street car tracks in the 48-00
block on Alameda avenue, patrolman
Duran Tuesday atfernoon at 5:30
oclock found the nude body of a white
baby girl. When and who left the
child still remains a mystery to the
detectives, who are making lnvestiga-
Coroner E. B. McClintock, who viewed
the bodv, stated that while he had not
rendered his verdict in the case, he was
of the opinion that the child was of
premature birth.
New York. N. Y., Dec. 11. Charles
H. Hyde, former citv chamberlain, con
victed of bribery in connection with
the manipulation of city funds, was
sentenced by Justice Goft today to not
more than three years and six months
and not less than two years in tho
state's prison.
The Justjce. however, issued a stay of
execution agreeing to admit the pris
oner to $25,000 ball, pending argument
of his appeal.
Washington. P. C. Dec. 11. Presi
dent Taft will leave Washington at
m'dnight Dec 19 for Kev West. Fla..
whence he will sail on the afternoon
of Dec 21 for Panama on the battle
shiD Arkansas Mrs. Taft. secretary
Hilles. C P Taft. the president's
brother, and probably several other
persons will be in the party The
president is expected to reach Wash
ing on the return trip
Big Irrigation Project to
Aid Arizona Mining,' Too;
Birds on Wires
Phoenix. Ariz Dec 11. Contracts to'
supply the mining companies near Mi
ami and Magna with electric power on
terms that -will return to the project
hundreds of thousands of dollars an
nually, has been made by the United
States reclamation service for the Salt
river project
During the month announcements
have been made of great economic
importance to the entire project in con
nection with these power lines, for the
building of which surveys are now un
der way, and the remodeling of the
Roosevelt-Phoenix line that has been
in commission some time.
Experience has demonstrated that
the interference with the service on the
Boosevelt-Phoenix line has resulted
mainly from the perching of large birds
on the poles, which, by extending their
wings until they touched two wires,
have short circuited and burned out
the line. It has been decided to re
model the line by elevating the pres
ent poles, or towers, somewhat, and
attaching the wires by "suspension" in
sulation. The towers and crossarms
will then be above the wires so birds
perched thereon cannot reach them, nor
can they, stttin on . one wire, reach
This remodeling will cost considera
ble money, but it will also- make neces
sary about one-third of the towers now
in use. The Miami and Magna line3
are to be built by the purchasers of
the power and not at the expense of
the project. The- towers to be dis
carded by the Roosevelt-Phoenix line
will be utilized in the construction of
the new lines and the project reim
bursed to the extent of their, value.
It is estimated that the salvage thus
secured will just about offset the ex
pense of remodeling the Roosevelt
Phoenix lino which will then be
equipped in the most up to date man
ner and better service assured.
Servian Troops Will Remain to the
Territory They Have Conquered In
Spite of Austria's Menaces. s
Paris. FJrance, Dec 11. Servia will
insist on obtaining a port on the Adri
atic Sea. for a maritime outlet' "is" the
life and the future of Servia, according
tsfWxprewfcH ekvitefe, the princi
pal Servian peace plenipotentiary, who
is now on his way to London. He made
this declaration in an interview- with
a correspondent of the Temps and-added
that Servia -was surprised by the enig
matic and disquieting attitude of Aus
tria. In spite of the menaces of Austria, he
said, Servia was leaving her troops in
the territory they had already con
London. England. Dec 11. A not
over optimistic view of the Internation
al situation was expressed by sir Ed
ward Grey, the British foreign secre
tary, when he formally announced In
the house of commons this afternoon
that ambassadors of the great powers
would meet in London simultaneously
with the plenipotentiaries of Turkey
and the Balkan states, who are to dis
cuss peaco here
Sir Edward defined the object of am
bassadors gathering as "an Informal
and non-committal consultation which
Is. of course, an indication that the
European powers are not yet sure that
a solution of all the difficulties are in
Constantinople, Turkoy, Dec 11.
Ambassador and Mrs. Rockhill will
leave shortly for Rome They had in
tended leaving here two months ago
but were delayed by the war.
The ambassador has expressed the
belief that the peace conference at
London will result satisfactorily and
for this reason he is satisfied to start
for the United States.
Boise. Idaho, Dec 11. Jn the Capital-News,
the afternoon paper here,
the text of Col. Roosevelt's remarks
at Chicago yesterday concerning the
action 'of the Idaho supreme court in
citing the Capital-News publishers for
.contempt of court did not appear. A
full report of the colonel's speech, de
nouncing the court was in the office
of the newspaper, but only the intro
duction -was printed, with this addi
tion: "The Associated Press report of CoL
Roosevelt's, speech at this point con
tained his farther reference to the
above decision and the fact that his
message to the people of IdaBo was
published in the Capital-News of
Boise and that the publisher and editor
were cited for contempt The report
was submitted to the attorneys or
the Capital-News and, acting upon
their advice, that its publication iu
Idaho would be a further and addi
tional contempt punishable by the su
preme court of this state, the balance
of the speech is herewith suppressed."
Stores Brimful of
Practical Gifts
Get ready! A bumper gift crop is ripe for harvesting After
months of preparation the newest, brightest, and choicest Christ
mas merchandise has been gathered in brilliant array at Ell Paso's
leading stores.
Do your holiday shopping early early in the ky and early
in December. Everything is in your favor now. The assortments
are complete, the variety at its best, and everything "just out" of
the boxes, packages, and wrappings.
Read the Christmas news in THE HERALD'S advertise
ments closely and constantly every day. It is the most important
news in the, paper, featuring thousands of gift-giving sugges
tions,, enabling you to pick and choose all your gifts in die quiet of
your home.
Make out your gift list with the aid of THE HERALD'S
advertisements. You will be sure then of selecting the mest suit
able Christmas presents and purchasing them at the most reliable
stores and to the best advantage.
(Copyrighted, 1912, by J. P. Fallon.)
Detroit Man Denies Author
ship of Letter in Dynamite
Conspiracy Case.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec 11. William
H. Quigley. of Detroit business agent
of the Carpenters' union, was today
held to the federal grand jury on the
charge of perjury as a witness In the
"dynamite conspiracy" trial He was
taken into custody by a deputy United
States' marshal, and on failure to give
bond was taken to JaiL
The charges developed over a, letter
alleged to refer to proposed explosions
at Detroit in 1910. The letter, which,
the government stated was procured at
Detroit was stated to have been writ
ten by Quigley. Herbert Wood, s,
handwriting expert testified the letter
was In Quigley's handwriting. Quigley
took the stand and said the handwriting-was
not his and that the signature
was a forgery. District attorney Mil
ler refused to dismiss Quigley, whose
arrest followed.
The letter was addressed to Hiram
Cline, of Munice, Ind., national organ
izer for the Carpenters' union, and
stated that proposed Detroit explosions,
which local officials of the Carpenters.
Machinists and Iron Workers' unions
were alleged Jointly to have plotted,
had been called off. because Charles
Wachtmelster, an iron worker, had.
"talked too much."
Another Defendant on Stand.
As the 14th of the 41 defendants
appear in his own behalf. Michael J.
Cunnane, a Philadelphia official of the
International Association of Bridga
and Structural Iron Workers, testified.
He asserted he had been associated
with J. "J. McNamara, president Frank;
M. Ryan and other officials of the
union but he never had discussed with
them any plans for the use of violence
or dynamite jobs.
"Before McNamara was taken to
Los Angeles had you any knowledge
that dynamite or nitroglycerin was
used on non-union jobs?" asked William
A. Gray, counsel for Cunnane
"Never, heard of it till McNamara'a
Cunnane said his appearance before
the International union's executive
board was not to "discuss dynamiting,
but in connection with proposed "local
option" for the Philadelphia union so
the members might work for con
tractors who maintained union shops
locally regardless of the strike
Deny Plot at Detroit.
Testimony bv Robert G. M. Ross that
offletels of various trades union tn De
troit in June, 1910, formed a plot to
cause a "series of explosions 1b that
city against noa-union -fobs was dis
puted by other witneeees-
Ross also said that Charles Wacht
melster, business agent for the iron
workers' union, received $100 from the
.carpenters' . union toward the' expense.
but that explosions were postooned be
cause Wachtmelster "taiked too much."
Several other witnesses who said
they were present at the meeting re
ferred to by Ross, denied Ross's testi
mony that the union officials met be
cause they "were frightened."
"Ross came to that meetintr and we
asked him why he had been circulating
reports that we were going to be ar
rested?" William H. Quigley said.
"He apologised. He said he was a
sheet metal worker and we asked him
how he was making a living. He de
clared a congressman was paying him
to do political work."
Wachtmelster testified he never had
received 575 as a part of a fund to pay
for explosions, and he never had a
"black eve." as It was said he re
ceived for "talking too much." He said
he and Hockin had visited a non-union,
job in an effort to have It unionized,
but he knew nothing of exnlosions.
"Did you ever hear of Hockin beinff
arrested in connection with an explo
sion in Detroit in June 1997?" asked
district attorney Miller.
"I never heard 'of it" Wachtmeistec
Wytheville Va.. Dec 11 Sidna Allen,
leader of the Hillsvllle gunmen, who
shot up the Carroll county court and
killed five persons, was convicted to
day of involuntary manslaughter. The
jury fixed his punishment at five years
imprisonment He was on trial on a
first Megree murder indictment for tho
killing of commonwealth attomes!
Santa Fe. N. ML, Dec II. Governor
W. C McDonald today named the fol
lowing as members of the state
mounted police: Fred Fornoff, captain.
in command, reappointed; Jno. A. Beat
of Denting, promoted to be sergeant
second in command; C. F. Lambert. A.
Hunter, regulars, and J. H. McHughes
and J. A. Street specials; Gus Kock,
Washington, D. C Dec 11- Presi
dent Taft Is considering aRjffer of
the Kent professorship at the "Sale Law
school The place, which has been va
cant for several years and was last
filled by Prof. Phelps, at one time
American minister to Great Britain, has
been formally tendered to Mr. Taft and
he has talked over the offer with his
cabinet but arrived at no decision.
The Kent endowment pays $6000 a

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