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EL PASO, TEXAS,
Thursday Evening, December 12, 191212 Page ASSOCJATED PRESS Leased Wire KATHKU KOKI5CAST. Fair tonight and Friday; warmer tonight. MORE MONEY ASKED FOR CASEY JURY IS DISCHARGED BY JUDGE OKUiMANS FIGHT OVER COURTHOUSE run uiis of OUTRAGES IN MEXICO T. BLISS Armed Men at Old Jay Defy All Comers to Take the County Eecords. GOVERNOR IS URGED' TO CALL OUT TROOPS Muskogee, Okla.. Dec 12. With a bis force of armed men patrolling the t-titets around the courthouse at Old Ja-. Okla., defying "all comers" who t'ek possession of the county records, 'ne struggle over the location of the s t of Delaware county continues. All but three of the county officers f(d from the courthouse, and after ' i-heriff .resigned the sherlff-olect, ' JL u 1 Thomason. was sworn in. The cr.tcst is primarily between Old Jay J.U i Nlw Jay townslte promoters. I' strict judge pltchford has appealed to Ro,Tnor C'ruce to send troops to 1'eUware county. I Direct communication -with Jay Is not possible because of a break in the telepuone wires. Dispatches from Oio-e, the formet county seat, say the situation is critical and that sheriff i'it Thomason, who assumed office t hen sheriff Hosan resigned, is as--i inblmp a posse with the indention " mrrching to Old Jay and dispers ing the men reported to be patrol i'i, the streets. , Those contending . -ainst the removal of the records to N-w Jay. are holding forth in the .rrthouse and nearby residences. The jers, under the leadership of Sam i , a Cherokee Indian, are said to 1 f r about 160. .s a precautionary measure, the o e dispatch says, the sheriff has iised that women and children be iemoed from the vicinity of the courthouse r PLAN CHANGES IN , COURT PROCEDURE Convention of District Judges Recom mends That J n dees and Not Jnriea Assess Punishment, Austin. Tex.. Dec. 12.-Radlcai changes are recommended in the code of civil and criminal proeeedure of the state by the district judges of Texas. todav. ! One of the changes is that the law former witness who said he met Brown should be changed that when a ver- j in a barber shop and later was intro dict is rendered by a jury in a crim- daced to McNamara, had testified 1r.1I case, the court and not the jury Brown and McNamara tried to induce shall assess the degree of punishment. ' him to become a dynamiter, promising as is done in federal court. It i also hie rewards. suggested that the law should be so changed as to prohibit wrangling: be- I ween attorneys oerore juries. 1 j 1 'i n OTtTin A-r.Arcrn XlUi OU1J. iiWiillOA HORSESHOERS' TRUST Detroit, Mich , Dec 12. The federal government filed a civil anti-trust suit ltere today against the Horseshoers Trust. ... In apetition In equity, attorney gen eral Wfckersham seeks an injunction against the Master Horseshoers' Na tional Protective Association and nanufacturers of drilled horseshoes, adjustable calks and rubber hoof pads liom continuing an alleged comb. nation ard conspiracy to onfina the sale of those articles in this country and Can ada to horseshoers and prevent their s"r direct to borse owncs. ISSUES SUBPENA FOR WOODROW WILSON Newark, N. J., Dec 12. A subpena for E resident-elect Wilson was issued today v United States commissioner Stock ton. Governor Wilson's testimony is wanted at the hearing next Tuesday of Seely Davenport, Warren Dunn and Ja cob Dunn, wno are charged with having sent him threatening letters. The hear ing originally was set for Monday next, but was postponed to enable governor V ilson to tedtify. FROGItKSSl ES WILL HAVE HEADQUARTERS IX NEW .YORK. Chicago, I1L. Dec IS. New York was selected as the permanent headquarters of the executive committee of the Pro gressive party. Chief opposition to the selection of New York came from Flor ida. Colorado. Idaho. Louisiana, Texas and Wyoming It was decided to establish a per manent publicity and legislative bureau at Washington. Chairman Dixon announced- that the rational committee had nut into effect thp recall in its own affairs. committee of seven will study so cial conditions In northern Europe in the interests of the Progressive party. The committee will consist of twj rep resentatives of agricultural inteiests, two of labor, one professor of econom ies and two others to be chosen with reference to their professions. Medill MCormick probably will be secretary of the body. The party , is epectad to sail during the early para of May. Ccl. Roosevelt departed for New York today "Boodbye, boys. I've bad a grand time," "were his parting words. COL. KERN AN' S REPORT ON AMERICANS KILLED ON THE BORDER FILED IN WASHINGTON Washington, D. , Dec 12. Col. F. J. Eernnn's military commission, vrhlch Investigated he claims of Americans killed or rvonnded by Mexican ballets daring fighting nt Juarez and Agua Prletn, has made Its report to secretary of war- Sttmson. Secretary Stlmson began going over the report today and will prob ably send It to congress tomorrow or atnrdny. It ivas stated at the secretary's office that no details of the report rronld be made public at the war department. The report will probably be printed for public distribution hr next Monday. , BOY KILLS FATHER AS HE PUNISHES BROTHER l.om Angeles, CaL, Dec 12. Daniel H. Rlckart was shot and killed todny by Martin, his 13 year old son, while administering a whipping to an older son. Martin's first story, corroborated by his brothers, was that a rifle with -which he was playing was discharged by-accident, the bullet entering the shed where his father was at work and striking him close to the heart. Neigh bors said Rlckart had taken an older dot to the shed to whip him and. under pressare, the lad later confessed, saying his father had been habitually brutal to the mother. The shooting, he said, followed a family quarrel, In which the mother took the boys' part when the father sought to chastise one of them for not having obeyed orders to bring In firewood. Defendant in Dynamite Case Says He Did Not Investi gate Explosion. NEVER TRACED USE OF UNION'S MONEY Indianapolis, Ind, Dec. 12. Overrul- Washington. D. C-, Dec. 12. Presl ing an objection by thedefence, judge df?.1 aft at last .getting some of the 1 ,- ....,! -,itw- realfacts about conditions in Mexico. AUUD.ouu ... ...c u,..uu..vw ,..-... ,, trial today ordered John H. Barry, of St. "Louis to answer to government's ..i ,.-a,- - ,J.i . """"",.""' ,-& - " sieuoenviue. j Barry said he visited Steubenvllle thmp weeks before an nxnlonion there in June. 1909. and when he was asked whether he. had investigated the cause of that explosion, Chester Krum. his counsel, objected. I "He may answer that question." ruled ! Iiidco Ander-son "Thnt Rtenhenvnio judge Anderson. "That Steubenvllle explosion was similar to many others. It was on a nonunion job and hap pened during a strike which still con tinues. As this defendant was there before the explosion the jury should know whether he was interested to know the cause." Barry answered he made no investi gation. Serer Traced Money. As a vice president ot the union -and a member of tbe executive board, Barry testified he audited the accounts of John J. McNamara. the secretary. He assorted he never traced the final use . of money paid to McNamara, Frank C. ' White house officials had no state Webb, of New York, and Herbert S. I ment to make after the conference, but Hockin, which the government charges ' it is understood that president Taf t has was used for dynamite. no intention of asking congress for au- vo you know that while you were auditing the union's accounts $10,600 was expended for dynamite, nitro glycerin and for hiring dynamiters?" atked district attorney Miller. '1 never heard of it." said Barry. Another Defendant on Stand. Bert Brown, of Kansas City, Mo., former business agent of a local union. was tne utn or the 41 defendants to testify. He is charged with having met j in Kansas City. Jas. B. McNamara, the Los Angeles Times dynamiter, and 1 plotted tbe destruction of a bridere ! acrots the Missouri river, later partlv 1 blown up by Ortle Mc.Ma.ni gal. A .'They $o!d me there was to be big doings in Los Anseles and lots of money I for the work," said the witness. 1 Brown entered '. denial of the 'Charges; " 'Mam - r .- tmi, t t,, t Union. I , .-u 1 ? a ,. B? City on August.. Before the explosion construction In Kansas Cltv 13. 10 Bfown testified he wrote let- ters to J. J. McNamara, explajning; the ' -, -- . r- r- j . w w o woric was 10 OS none Dy an open snop contractor and asking for "assistance , irom tne international union, as it was . too big to handle Weally. ' i McNamara s reply to hinder their I work as much as nossible." Brown said. meant to organic the non-union men J on the job. After Hockin visited Kan- sas City, thlr problem of unionizing men, the witness said, was turned over to the international union. That re j suited in dissatisfaction among the ! local members who would .not trust ; him, Brown said. Sorry He Wrote Letters. 1 Michael J. Hannon. of Scranton, Pa., a former ironworkers' business agent, testified in his own behalf. Confronted by his letters to McNamara, Harmon was permitted to answer whether he was "sorry" he wrote them. "Yes, I was sorry after I wrote them and am sorry now," he replied. Helped Raise Defence Fond. Michael J. Cunnane, of Philadelphia, testified he took part in a public dem onstration managed by labor unions in Philadelphia as a protest against Mc- i Namara's arrest and then he assisted in raising the $200,000 defence fund for the McNamara brothers.- He also said he wrote letters to J. J. McNamara after the latter was confined in jail in Los Anseles. He said he was unable to re call the contents of this correspond ence, but he would send to Philadelphia and produce "the letters in court. Cun nane said he did not oppose McNamara's reelection as secretary at the iron workers' convention while McNamara was m ja41. He also testified he re ceived a letter from Ryan saying, in reference to members of the National Erectors' association: "You are to use the funds in any manner that will delay or add to the cost of the work," but he denied that It implied the use of vlo .lence. Sent Clippings to McNamara. Frank K. Painter, of Omaha, testi fied that 60 days before an explosion In Omaha, on July 21, 1910, he wrote to McNamara that "there are no police within 10 blocks of the job." and that soon after the explosion, he sent Mc- (Continued on next page.) Business Men, Well Known ' in El Paso, Information. Give Him SENATORS FALL AND SMITH ARE PRESENT x,e nas dqqji inauceu to listen to men i who know, rather than accept the in- 1 accurate statements of the state de- I pariment -vunoui question, iast mgnt ne isteneu lor more than an hour to ueiaus 01 conmuons in mat country. The story came out at a hearing granted by the president to four Amer- uwi uu&iiicaa men iruzn .exico who appeared before the state department and the senatorial investigation com mittee and were referred to the white house. They did not ask intervention, ' thev said after 'the hearine- was rn-nr. ! they said after 'the hearing was over. but they requested the president to see that Americans were protected and that life and property were made safe. Senators Smith and Fnll Present. Senators -'William Alden Smith, of Michigan, and A. B. Fall, of New Mex ico, who conducted the investigation for the senate of the two Mexican revolu tions; representative Hamilton, of Michigan; Price McKinney. of Cleve land; T. N. Pence, of Texas; H. & Stephenson, of Los Angeles, and C K. Warren, of Three Oaks, Mich., were present at the hearing. The latter four were the men Who told the Story. monty to intervene, senators Fall and Smith did not take up with the Dresl' dent in detail the result of their inves tigation, but senator Fall at several points corroborated tha assertions rl others who were heard. All Well Known in EI Paso. The four business men who told the true story are well known in El Paso. Price McKinney Is a member of the Mc- KSnney-Corrlgan company, which owns large ranch and mining Interests In Chihuahua. Mr. McKinney came from El Paso to Washington with senator A. B. Fall last week, when senator Fall came DacK to attena congress, x. . I Fence is southwestern ranch manager lor tne iuorris .facKing company, ills home is in Midland, Texas, but he spends much of his time at El Paso and has a suite of rooms at the Shel don through the winter. His company owns the T.-O. ranch across-from Sierra Blanca. the ranch has been looted '! $,fien and much property taken, a K. PYar,?en ovva-the PaljitadpMnoh, jmut I Tof" 0ea3-Qrandesp;anr5'receiiyic- - or uttB&3ura.TiaeBr-,XTm-r&ce:tittY iulred ,the Lord Beresford ranah of 125,000 acres adjoining his Palatado ranch. Mr. Warren is from Three Oaks, Mich., where he is the owner of the quired ,the Lord Beresford ranah of Warren Bms. Featherbone factory. Mr. Warren was lri El Paso a short time asm on business. H. S. Stenhensnn Is the manager of the Palomas Land and I cattle comnanv. He makes his head. quarters at the, Toltec club when he Is jn El Paso. He was there recently on tub waj iu vit5ninpioiL. The conference with the nrnsldent n. curred in the cabinet room. The story I of the four men was a tale of outrages J en Mexican women, of murder and I holdups of Americans, of bandits who seized Americans and held them for ransom, and of general lawlessness and disorder. ARMS ARE PERMITTED SENT TO GEN. AUBERT Shipment of CIO Carbines and 100,000 Cartridges Are Sent Across; Bor der Pntrol Changing. By authority from the president, a shipment of 610 carbines and 160,000 rounds of ammunition was taken Xo Juarez from El Paso Wednesday for the volunteer forces under Gen. Trucy Aubert's command. Under the pro visions of the congressional joint reso lution authority may be given by the president for exportation of arms an! ammunition to Mexico. Under this provision Gen. E. Z. Steever was given Instructions to permit the shipment to be. made to Gen. Aubert in Juarez. The third squadron of the Third cavalry will not leave the border pa trol for Fovt Sam Houston until next week. The second squadron of the Second cavalry Is now marching to the patrol posts ea3t of El Paso. As fast as the Third cavalry troops can be relieved of their stations by the Sec ond, they will entrain for San Antonio. The squadron of the Second has left the post and is now marching down the valley to Ysleta, Clint. Fabens, Fort Quitman, Fort Hancock and Sier ra Blanca. FEDERALS RETURN, CHASING REBELS It appears to be rlng-around-the-rosy with the federals and rebels be low Juarez. The el-insilrrortn fnrres I under Gen. Blanco are returning to Juarez over the Mexican Central rail way and Will at once return Into the Casos Grandes district in which direc tion the rebels are moving from Gallego. Blanco's trains bearing his 600 men and some 200 which were sta tioned at Villa Ahumada are expected to arrive late today at Juarez. Nothing has been heard from the combined rebel forces since their en campment at Carmen, midway between Gallego and Pearson. So far traffic remains uninterrupted on the North Western line "' Telegraphic communication was re stored yesterday afternoon over the Central between Chihuahua city and Juarez but lack of operators at Inter mediate points has deprived Juarez of ficials of anv news regarding condi tions about Gallego, where a passen ger train was wrecked and burned by rebels. FOUP. AFEPTCAN SHIPS AT VERACRUZ Veracruz. Mexico Dec. 12. The booming of the big guns of the Amer ican warships today announced the ar rival off Veracruz of the battleships Minnesota. Kansas, Mlchlc-an and South Carolina, under command of rear ad miral Fletcher. A strong "norther" was blowing with occasional showers. The solutes o the American squad ron were answered by the Mexican gun boats Zagasa, Bravo and Veracruz, lying In the harbor, and the shore batteries. Whether the battleships are to enter the harbor will rest at the discretion of admiral Fletcher after he has had a conference -with William W. Canada, the American consul, over the depth of th i -water for shipping. LITTI-E A-wn-RATT.-RV ARE BOTH SFE James Little ard William Bailey, two young merifan engineers in me em- 1 ploy or tne uananea t-opper com pan v H Continued on Next Page) Former City Recorder, Well Known Lawyer, Dies, Af ter Week's .Illness. WIFE OF COL. WEST AT FORT BLISS,, DIES Charles B. Patterson, one of the best known members of the El Paso bar died at his home. 1025 Olive i - ,, - t ta. ? nMor-k street Thursday morning at 7 oclozbr He had been ill for- a week land death TOn rausP, bv Dneumonla. He is sur "- ' " . WM.wlth vived by his wife, who was 'with him at the time of his death. Born in the city of Waco. 54 years ago", he studied law under George Clark, later a candidate for governor nr tpvhk. in that city. In 1887 he moved to El Paso and continued as a resident of this city tip to the time of . . !:. his death . In 1894 he formed a law P""- shin with George Wallace, ana nw engaged in the practice of law up to the time of his death. In 1895 he was elected city iecorder and held that po sition for six years During his lifetime he had accumu- CitXS. B. PATTEKSOS. lated considerable means, but was generous to a fault, and besides his tinm an MItk street.- -widen is said toetot -orlh about lff.leBls5.pt f believed to have left a very large es tate. . . Mr. Patterson was a. noted hunter and made frequent trips from El Paso into Mexico, ' Arizona and Old Mexico, and, about' three years ago. lost one eye in a minting acciueni. j.wo jeaw ago he took a hunting and fishing trip to AiasHtu ne who a. aucww . the local lodge of Elks. Mr. Patterson is survived by two brothers living at Waco. Texas. Jim Patterson and Green Patterson; one brother, J. B. Patterson, at Coleman; one sister. Mrs. J. A. Fouts, residing m Waco, and another sister, Mrs. Georg Hargrave, residing at Texatkana, Texas. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock at Trinity Methodist church, the services to be conducted by Rev. C. W. Web dell, pastor of Trinity. The Bar association will hold a meeting at the .courthouse Friday morning for the purpose of passing resolutions on the death of Mr. Pat terson. The pallbearers are to be judges J. R. Harper and Dan M. Jackson, and P. E." Gardner, E. W. EarL Victor Moore, Maury Kemp, Tom Lea and W. B. Ware. Flags on the city hall. Elks' club and courthouse were at halfmast Thursday in respect for Charles Patterson. DEATH OFMRS. WEST OCCURS AT FT. BLISS Wife of Commander of Second Cavalry Succumbs to Heart Disease Thurs day Morning; Death Was Sudden. Mrs. Rebecca Canyon West, wife of Col. Frank West, commandant of Fort Bliss and the Second cavalry, died suddenly at 6:30 a. m.. Thursday in CoL West's quarters at Fort Bliss. Death was due to heart disease. Mrs. West was 61 years old. She is sur vived by Col. West and one son. Ar thur, an electrical engineer In Wash ington. D. C. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 oclock at CoL West's quarters and the body will be taken to Washington for Interment In Ar lington National cemetery. Mrs. West had only been in El Paso a short time, but had made many friends here. CoL West 13 well known to practically all the leading citizens of the city and has a wide acquaint ance throughout the army and the eountrv and has the deen svmnathy ' of all his friends in his sudden be reavement. TWO PIONEERS DIE AT THE SAME HOUR Joseph Tlbbitt, Aged 02, and Andrew , William Sharpe, Aged SS, Die Early Thursday. Two aged men, one a pioneer El Pasoan, died at the same hour Thurs day morning. Joseph Tlbbitt. aged 92, died at a local hospital at 2 oclock Thursday morning. He was a pioneer of the city and at one time was owner of Orn's grove, where picnics were held In the old"-days. He was a mem ber of the Masonic lodge for 57 years and a member of the EI Paso lodge for 30 years. The Masons will have charge of the funeral services, the ex act time of which has not yet been arranged. He has a son, Frank Tlbbitt, living in El Paso and George Tibbitt, of Rmcon. N. M., Is also his son. He also has two grandsons, F. E. Baker and Ralph W. Baker. In El Paso. Andrew William Sharpe, aged S3 years, died at the same time Thurs day morning, at 211 North Stanton street. He is survived by a widow and daughter, Mrs. Adolph Luthe. The fu neral services were held Thursday afternoon at SOS Texas street, and the burial in Concordia cemetery. HBXRY ALEXANDER. Henry Alexander, who was for 10 years a resident of El Paso, died at Douglas, Ariz., this week For several years he was terminal superintendent of the El Paro & Northeastern Rail road companj in this city, bav ng come here with C. B. Eddy when the road was started. He left El Paso about 10 lears ago, removing to California and was en- (.Continued on next page). 1 How New York Stock Ex change Forces Obedience Is Told Congress. DISOBEDIENCE TO RULES'IS PUNISHED . Washington, u. j.. Dec iz. f Kepresentative Smith has Intro- v duced a bill in the house ap- propriating JliO.OOO to con- struct aaaitionai narracKs at Fort Bliss sufficient to accom modate a regiment of cavalry and for other improvements. The bill was Teferred to the appro priations committee. al I 9- T Washington, D. C. Dec. 12. Half a dozen members of the Consolidated New York Exchanee. including nresldent - - ,-.."' 7 , o "'. '" " trust committee that under the rules of the New York stock exchange, they were absolutely prohibited from doing any business with memDers of that or ganization and charged that their business had been curtailed by the prohibition. The committee also heard several money brokers, operating in the loan crowd on the New York stock ex change. Who testified that arf enforced low rate of interest would prevent the ! movement ot money toward new lork from country banks when the money was needed at home points. Samuel Untermyer, the committee's counsel, next called to the stand Frank K. Sturgis. of the New York stock ex change. He was the first from the ex change who will be questioned as to the theory of its transaction and as to the speculative character of trade in stocks listed on the exchange. Some Big- Borrowing. J. CSrlesel nf flrfoaol otiH Pacapci New York, the first witness, testified I as to 'methods of operation of the New York stock exchange. He said the lendinir of monev on the I exchange, did not begin ordinarily un til auout 11 a. m sometimes at iu:3U If the market Is very active. "Sometimes." he said. "53,500,000 or $4,000,000 is loaned within 15 or 20 minutes, this volume of transaction serving as a basis for renewal of loans. I have lent sometimes $20,000,000 or 25.000,000 a day and borrowed perhaps $15,000,000 in a single day I have lent as high as $35,000,000. I represent the borrower rather than the lender. and of course, I get the benefit in the t8B&aSZtrlAiaaK mnHn4C0ALSDRKERS-,. "loan-crowd" on the stook' exchange was described by the witness. He said that New York banks loaninir for out of town banks usually made known ' tne oanKs zor wnicn tney are lenamg. Would Keen 'Money nt Home. "What would be -the-result of fixing a rate of interest on money op the stock exchanger asked Mr. Untermyer. "It would keep -the money at home in the country banks," answered Mr. uriesel. C. W. Turner said the bank he reDre- sents never charged more- than S per- cent on loans no matter what the rate on call money might be on the ex change. , "What "would be the result If all banks did that?' asked Mr Untermyer. "Why, money would not be attracted to New York." answered Mr. Turner. Marcus Heln, member of the Consoli dated stock exchange, testified th"t he had been in the exchange since 1885 and that for years he had traded on both the New York stock exchange and the Consolidated. Forced To Close Out "On Mav 10. 1910. the governors of the Now York stock exchange passed a rule prohibiting any stock exchange broker from having any dealings with the Consolidated." said Mr. Hein. Here Mr. Untermyer read into tne record the rule. Mr. Heln said that his brokers on the stock exchange forced him to close out his account, despite an effort to fight the rule In the courts. He said he finally wrote to his stock exchange brokers setting forth that he was no longer connected with the Consolidated exchange and that he would become nominally an "Inactive member." Some time later he was forced to close out his account, and all efforts to obtain another, he salfi. were futile "Are there many securities of lnter states Industries -which can be bought and sold onlyi on the New York stock exchange"" asekd Mr. Untermyer. "Yes. If a Consolidated member owns such stock or bonds, then he can not sell them In anv market"" "Only by trading under cover," an swered Mr. Heln. ..... The opinion of the New York state supreme court upholding the stock ex change In the suit brought by Mr. Heln was put in the record. How Business Is Hampered. "Under the present circumstances," testified Miguel de Aguero, president of the Consolidated Stock exchange, "business on our exchange Is badly hampered. To transfer properly stock sold on our exchange, these corpora tions demand the certificate of stock I to he acconmanled by a notorial cer tificate proving the identity of the holder. We contend that the concerns are unfair toward their own stock holders because they try to force them to sell their stock In one market only. A man's guarantee is not good while he Is on our exchange, but if he buys a seat on the New York Stock exchange he is immediately good, al though he has less money than he had before, by the amount paid for his seat." Maurice Ober, a consolidated Ex change broker, produced a letter from Bers & Owens, a New York Exchange brokerage house, dated May 24, 1903. The writers declined to do any fur ther business with Obers and also de clined to act for a customer sent to them by Obers. Mr. Obers said that when the"curb" market was organized, he was forced to desert his business on the curb be cause the rules adopted "at the in stigation of the New York Stock ex change" prohibited any curb dealer from dealing in anv other exchange except the Ne,v York Exchange. ' Indignant Witnesses. An irate group of New York bankers and brokers surrounded Mr. Untermyer when the committee adjourned Its hear ing late yesterday, and demanded that they either be excused, or placed on the stand at once. The New York men have leen In 1 Washington since Monday and they were told by Mr. Nntermyer mat Taey would have to wait their turn for ex amination. In the zroun waitlnsr to testify were I Rudolph A. Keppler, former president and member of the law committee of the New York stock exchange: George W. Ely. secretary of the exchange: Frank Sturgis and John G. Milburn. of counsel for the exchange and the fol lowing brokers- Walter Taylor. Henrv K Pomeroy. Samuel F. Streit, P. J. Goodhart, C W. Turner. John H. Griesel and Henry Content. J "hn Ashergen president or tne isew (Continued on Next Page.) Is Backed by the Arizona Democrats For Secretary of the Interior. MARSHALSHIP IS SOUGHT BY MANY Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 12. Immediately following the announcement that he Is a candidate for secretary of the In terior in the cabinet of Woodrow Wil son. Reese M. Ling, Democratic nation 1 ai committeeman for Arizona, has left ' fv XTo-nr Vnrlr and Washington. His friends say that he willome back with the indorsement of a num-H ber of leaders of national prominence for the cabinet position he seeks. The idea that Wilson's secretary of the interior should be appointed from. Arizona was advanced first at a din ner of the Phoenix board of trade, two weeks ago. Immediately thereafter the Democrats, one wing of the party, at least, lined up behind Ling. In support of the contention that Wilson should appoint his secretary of the interior from Arizona It is urged that two of the biggest reclamation projects in the country are within tha borders of this state, and the pros pects are that there will be another as soon as the Colorado river Indian res ervation is thrown open to publie en try. Many After MnrahalshJp. The crop of candidates for the of fice of United States marshal In Ari zona increases. The list now Includes the following Democrats: Walter Brawner, Phoenix; Joe Dil lon, Prescott; Thomas N. Wills. Pinal county: W. T. Webb, Graham county: Gus Livingstone, Yuma; Mose Drach man. Tucson; A. W. Forbes, Tucson: A. J. Laird, Tempe; C E. Meredith. Mohave county. Forbes was campaign manager for Eugene S. Ives when- Ives ran for United States senator a year j ago, and Ives was tne iirst Arizona qeiegate at Baltimore tu go umi t-u Wilson. It is assumed that Ives will have, something to say about the way the patronage is distributed and thatJ he will recommend Forbes lor the of fice of marshal. The wing of the Democratic party that stands behind the Hunt administration favors Dillon, who is now clerk of the supreme court. Webb Is one of the presidential elec tors and Is a member of the faction that wrested control of the party coun cil from the Hunt element. ,r, 1 JLU t 1VYJ UTUZiXbXK3 Two Hundred Armed Men Guard New Jersey Property 3IUItIa May Be Called Out. New York, N. Y.. Dec 12. In a pitched battle between striking em ployes of" the New York. Susquehanna i & Western rallroaa. strike breakers and '"iianli turn .detectives were killed and f a dozen men were wounded last night near the company coal yards at ShadyslHe. N. J. The men killed were: Andrew J Graw, aged 28. of Binghamton, N. Y.t captain of detectives. Clarence Mallory, aged 45, one of Graws men. ' The wounded include: John D. Ryer son. of Jersey City, lieutenant of de tectives; William- King, William A. Woods, Frank A. Brown and William Hicks. All these men. like Capt. Graw and Mallory, were doing private detec tive work for the Erie railroad. Two hundred men. armed with rifles and aided by a searchlight, remained on guard all night. Strikers still hung about the place today, but aside from a hand to hand conflict there was no disorder. Every precaution was taken to prevent further rioting and a request for the Jersey militia will be made if the situation does not improve. The strikers, mostly Italians, de mand higher wages. About 200 men are out. HARWOOD COMMISSIONED POSTMASTER AT TOMBSTONE Washington. D. C, Dec 12. W. Ar thur Harwood. ir.. -was todav commis sioned postmaster at Tombstone. Ariz, EL PASO'S FIRE LOSS NUMBER OF ALARMS FOR YEAR BREAKS RECORD IS BUT $105 PER ALARM During the past 11 months El Paso's fire loss has been less than that of the year 1911, despite the fact that the number of fires has been greater. Up to December 1, 1912, the firemen of this city had answered 294 alarms, of which 52 were false. The value 01 the property Involved was a little over J3,00tf,0(H), and the amount of in surance thereon $1,624,00. The lose is estimated at about $31,004, which would make an average of $105 per alarm. The insurance companies fig ure that If the fire department keeps the loss within $400 per alarm it is doing welL The West's Greatest Display of Gifts In no city in the west is the Christmas spirit more pronounced than m EI Paso. The pick of the best toys and gifts has been gathered from all corners of the earth. Tbe shops of the greatest cities and most secluded hamlets have been searched by skilled buyers, that the greatest possible variety of Christmas presents might be rounded up. Pick and choose early. Scan the advertisements in THE HERALD closely and constantly every day. They are brimful of Christmas news and suggestions. They wifi guide you to the best stores, the choicest gifts, the biggest values, and the most satisfactory store service. Make out your Christmas gift list tonight with the aid of THE HERALD'S advertisements. You will be sure then of purchasing every gift you buy at the lowest price for whioh it can be sold. (Copyrighted. 1912. by J P. Fallon ) Unable to Reach Verdict, After Having Had Case Since Tuesday Afternoon. SEVEN OF JURY IN FAVOR OF ACQUITTAL Thursday at noon judge Dan M. Jack son discharged the jury in the case of J. P Casey, jr., charged with, killing Wm. J. Amberson on the night of August 3, 1912. The jury stood seven for acquittal and five for convietkra. The case was given to the jury Tuesday at 5:35! p. m. J. P. Casey, jr., sat in the court room. STnilrnjfhen the jury came in. Mrs. Casey did not arrive until after the jnry had been discharged. Judge Jackson, addressing foreman K. W. JlcConnell, asked if the jury had ax rived at a verdict. McConnell answered, "No, sir." "Has there been any change V asked the court. "There has been one," replied McConnell. Then judge JacksGn asked the members individually if they thought they could ever agree. They re plied that they could not and he dis charged them. Casey was taken back to jail, but his attorneys wiH present a motion to have him released on bond within a few days, pending another hearing of the case. Foreman Shows Effect of Straia. F. W. McConnell showed more than anv of the others" the grueling through, vhich he had gone. He was very nerv ous. Speaking of the trial he said: "It was awful, awful. I never want to go through anything like that again." Victor Moore, one of the attorneys for the defence, , asked if it were warm in the jury room , and McConnell repliedr "Everything was all right so far as the atmosphere was eoneerned. Judge Jackson, prior to excusing the jurors, thanked them for their patient consideration of the case. But One Change Occurs. But one change oceurred. Tihat was Wednesday night, when one juror, who had been for conviction, switched to the other side. However, he changed back to conviction Thursday morning, it is said. . The jury comprised J. M. Langford. E. B. Gray, D. G. .Zivlej, C. F. Smith, W JB. Dav. J. D. Sikes. F. W. Mer.oa.ioil 1 a. JEjdd McOMBwy. C. M. Wiekeahefeer, M. L. Cooper, E. P. Leraer and R. P. JKawJins. Holds Jury Through Xlsht. At 8 oclock Wednesday night judge Dan M. Jackson appeared in the court room. He had Intended to call in the Jury and discharge it if no agreement had been reached by that time. John P. Casey, his wife, Mrs. Patten, his sister, and attorneys Moore and Lea of the de fence were present. After a short con sultation judge Jackson announced that be would not call in the jury Wednes day fnight. FOUR HUNDRED WEDDINGS RESVLT OF 17,000 LETTERS Matrimonial Bnrean Conducted h-r I Church Received Many Letters from Women Seeking Rich Hnsbands. Kansas City, Mo., Dec 12. "Out a 17,000 letters received from all parts of the globe 400 marriages have been accomplished," says the report issued today by father Wm. J. Dalton. of the church of the Annunciation, ooncem inir the work of a matrimonial bureau and board by the church a year age "Letters came from Jerusalem, from Constantinople, from Africa and South America and nearly every state in tha union." Nearly 75 percent of the letters re ceived were from women, according to father Dalton. A majority ot the women set forth wealth as a qualifica tion for an acceptable husband, while not one man asked for a wife wltli wealth. The bureau grew out of a gathering of unmarried young men and women ox the parish In the priest's parlor last December at which father Dalton sug srested that there were too raasT single young people in the parish who might as well be married. The number of alarms this year ex ceeds by 85 The greatest number ot any year in the history of the fire de partment Last year there were 133 and the fire loss was $32,640. The largest fire of the present year was that of the Union Grocer;'' company, at the corner of Mesa avenue and Franklin streets, entailing a loss of about $5,066. An explosion was given as the cause. The cause of fires has been unknown in 43 instances. Children playing with matches have been responsible for 30, hot ashesV have caused 2S, whOe 25 have resulted from gasoline used in, various ways.