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Tuesday Eyenmg,
February 4, 1913 12 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair Tonight and Wednesday.
Unsettled and Colder.
Legislative Committee Re
ports on Investigation of
Attorney General.
AL'STIX. Texas. Feb. 4. The sen
atorial investigation of the attor
ney gencial'g -department cams
. j-l end today, when the committee
Submitted reports td the senate. There
ere a majority report and minority re
tort. Both reports were jaid on the
Table, sublet to ca.ll. The majority ol
tne committee exonerates lormer attor
ney general James D. Walthall ftoia
an affJual njiscpnduct in the
u:t missal of certain land suits.
Tnt cominmee also found that
ne specifications " filed t" by sen
ixior McGregor concerning former
attorney general Llghtfoot do not con
fctnute ani basis for action by the com
mittee. Inese spent Rations were as to the
ei.stence of certain trusts in Texas
which the fonner attorney general did
i ol investigate and for which he later
became their attorney.
Toe majority ol the committee recom
iuenus that thtse matters be submitted
to the present attorney general.
The minority report, prepared by sen
ators McUieKOi and Huaspeth, ezoner-
. , , u...i.oii ..j vi.iot. thoi thai-
believe it is fundamentally wrong for
any person who has . been attorney
t eneraJ. to. alter his retirement, ac
. . pt emplojmcnt from any source
against the "state Wherein he naS there
. of ore been counsel for the state. They
urge the passage of -a-law on this sub
jet t
For Kl l'aso School pt Mines.
The senate committee on mines and
mineralogy has reported favorably on
senator Hudspeth's bill providing -for
tne establishment of a state school of
ni'nes at fcl Itiso. This- bill provides
that the institution snail be maintained
as a part 01 the University a" Texas,,
piovided the cilj of Kl Paso gives the
old military, institute property 10 the
Mj.te for the establishment of the
Td Fight Heolcnorm.
Senator Kaulfman today introduced
a bill in the senate authorizing the
hookworm commission, through the
state board of health, to make a defi
nite survey of the various counties
in the state to determine the prevalence
of the disease in the rural districts.
iae Hear IVork Day.
House committee on criminal juris
prudence today reported favorably the
i.ine hour law for female employes in
na j stnal enterprise. As revised, this
bill is satisfsctery to practically a1 of
the interests concerned. .
Tax as wholesale -Wnuon.uauera,
The house yesterday 9jf l
issed to engrossment tne following f
bills: , .
Bi Grindstaff. requiring wholesale
.dealers in intoxicating liquors to pay a
gross receipts tax on liquor shipped in
local option territory to the consumer,
no such tax now being irapoeed.
By Henry, of "Wichita requiring firms
and corporations entering into con
tracts with the state, counties or mu
nicipalities to execute bond for the
protection of laborers and those furn
ishing the materials.
Regulating Sale of Liquor.
Bv McKamey, to prohibit the sale of
liquor in any city or town which has
fixed limits in which liquor shall be
sold, outside of such limits.
A senate concurrent resolution was
sdopted yesterday afternoon in the
houst providing for an investi-t-ion
of the affairs of the state tr-u:1rg
school for juveniles.
The house refused to appoint a com
mittee to investigate the basing at the
A. & M college.
For Rural Uigh Schools.
After an extended argument, the
house passed to third reading the bill
rv Haney and others providing for the
establishment of state high schools, one
to be establirned in each of the sen
atorial districts, with an amendment at
tached providing for 20 acres of land
t. each school, and eliminating tuition
Santa Fe Consolidation.
The Santa Fe consolidation bill was
passed to engrossment, or the third
reading, yesterday afternoon in the
bouse without any perceptible opposi
tion, with but one amendment, being
cne which struck out the absorption
of the Beaumont Wharf and Terminal
company. The bill will pass finally
when called up again, when it will be
sent to the senate for passage.
Saeppard Resigns as Congressman.
Che governor yesterday afternoon re
ceived the resignation of Morris Shep
pard as a tnembtr of congress, and also
that of state senator Horace Vaughan
as a member of the state senate
Sheppard's resignation is effective at
once, and that of Vaughan on March 3.
he having beer, elected to congress
from the Texarkana district to succeed
Sheppard. The governor may appoint
Vaughan to fill out the unexpired term
of Sheppard-
Cor-l. N. M.. Feb. 4. One of the
worst -b!cards lnat ever 8truck ln-s
country ra- for about two hours, re
sulting in alxO an inch of snovlall,
with the thermohOaroand z-ro,
Dalhart, Texas. Feb. 4. The
Tanhandle is again covered with
a blanket of snow. It bezrui falllLg
Saturday afternoon and continued ?n
termitently. It is four inehos deep en
the level.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 4. It is stated here that president-elect Wilsoa has
selected three jseaihers of his cabinet. They are:
Secretary of state, William Jennings Bryan; secretary of the treasury, A.
Mitchell Palaier, of Pennsylvania, and attorney general, representative Robert L.
Henry, of the 11th district of Texas.
Governor Wilson's choice for attorney general is strongly supported by the
entire Texas delegation in congress, as well as by friends of governor Wilson
thronghont the country.'
Governor Wilson and Mr. Henry are intimate personal friends and they have a
thorough understanding as to the new administration's policies on trust questions
and other matters under the department of justice.
Governor Wilson was anxious to have senator O'Gorraan, of New York, as at
tornev eeneraL and senator O'Gorman was willing to serve, hut his transfer to
tie cabinet would leave the senate vacancy
rival, Billy Sheehan, might come to tae senate.
The other selections tentatively made by president-elect Wilson, subject, how
Avpr to farther deliberation, are: Secretary .of the naw. William McAdoo. of New
York secretary of the interior, former governor Korris, of Montana, and secretary
of agriculture, Obedian ijaranei, 01 Maine, t has been determined for some time
that Josephus Daniels, of North Carolina, shall be postmaster general. Governor
Wilson is sail canvassing the other positions secretary of war and secretary of
commerce and labor.
The Salaries Are All High
and May Have to Be
'Passed Over a Veto.
SANTA FK, N. M-, Feb. 4. The sal
ary bill which was reported to the
house 'Monday, differs in but few
items from the bill Vetoed by the gov
ernor last spring:, and one can but eon
elude that If he vetoed It at that time
because it was unfair to the" tax pay
ers and paid SJbte and 4W a year
to men who in 'private life earned
from $75 to $125 a month, he will do
the same this time. And without ask
ing him specifically whether he would
veto the present bill or not. it is pretty
safe to say that he would take this
action should he get the opportunity
Rumor says that the present bill
providing for high salaries was intro
duced as a part of the play ensuing
from the senatorial election last week.
Rumor has it that county officers fa
vorable to Fall's reelection came to
Santa Fe from all over the state, and
urged their representatives to vote for
Fall. In return me xbm .nranaseis wc
I said to nave nronMsea a saiHy i
that would be satisfacto ry. It Is-an
senatorial election and the week pre
ceding saw the ancient city crowded
with such a collection of county offi
cers as it had not witnessed in many
a day.
Another Explanation.
There hs another explanation current
among the legislators to account for
this bill. This story is to the effect
that the introducers know that it will
not meet with the governor's approval
because he vetoed auch a bill last time,
but elated by the Republican strength
as '.shown when Fall was reelected,
they are laying plans to pass the bill
over the governor's veto, and thus re
habilitate themselves among the county
politicians and rebuild In a consider
able measure, their political fences
Which have been pretty badly annihi
lated during the last two elections.
They argue that- it takes only .3
votes to pass a measure over the gov
ernor's veto in the house, or only five
tore than voted for Fall, and only 16
in the senate, or only one more than
voted for Fall. This means that six
votes must be gained for the measure
in the-two houses, more than voted for
Fall, granting that all who voted tor
unoeniaoie ict luc. .; . --
Fall would vote to pass wis mu w
a veto. This gain 01 six. u is a,
to get worn among
n- 1
Stoat se believed to favor a Mgher
"$: "Kg, the bwmm- would
.. 'itn ljvtlasritk
salary -MM then tne nreiaor
Schemes Failed Last- Year.
The absolute failure of. all such
schemes "last session, when political
differences were felt more keenly and
the lines were more sharply drawn
than now. and before the governor had
had a chance to show what sort of an
executive he was going to make, make
it a safe bet that such a program js
nut nf thA oueatton 'now.
With the senatorial election out of
the way. and nothing but legislative
work ahead of them. H is not strange
that rumors of political programs are
constantly cropping out- One? that has
been heard a number of times during
the last few days is the tlmeworn -plot.
to unseat speaKer uaca in tne nouee.
This, too, seems improbable, but It is
an undeniable fact that the speaker
has not the friends that he had last
session, when he "was held In his po
sition by a combination of .his personal
supporters and the Democrats. How
ever the companion scheme to the un
seating of the speaker, that to unseat
three Democrats who were contested
last session, also bobs up asa part and
parcel of the plan to unseat Baca, al
though these contests were dismissed,
and the Democrats seated last sesion.
An Old Practice.
In times past, "under the old rules."
as they say around the capitol, anybody
could be unseated regardless of ma
jorities, if the party in power chose
to do so, and this rule has been fol
lowed by both Democrats and Republi
cans alike- The last attempt of any
thing of this sort happened last spring
when Abelino Romero was unseated as
senator from Socorro county, without
the pretense of a hearing. Bursum
(Rep.) for governor, at the same elec
tion at -which Romero was elected, re
ceived k majority of over 400 In So
corro county, but in the election last
fall, Fergusson changed the county to
17 Democratic. Romero promised the
senate that their high handed action
would have that effect the day he was
thrown out, and he made his promise
good. As a result it seems likely that
the throwing out of members will not
prove so popular in the future, and ru
mors containing such a program are
discounted In the telling.
Tax Coramlkilon.
Agitation for a modern method of
taxation in the new state resulted to
day in the introduction of 8.111 of state
senator W. B. Walton, of Grant coun
ty, providing for a tax commission to
consist of one member of the state
board of equalization to be named by
the governor, a member of the state
senate, to be named by the lieutenant
governor and a member of- the house to
be named by the speaker, and two citj
sens of the state at large, to be named
by the governor. This commission as
(Continued on page 4.)
open to contest, in which case his old
j '
Mexico City, Mex., Feb. 4. "I lied to the American government for ten months,
telling them that the Mexican revolution would be over in six weeks. I was forced to in
vest my diplomatic mission with a domino and mask.
This statement was made by Manuel Calero, formerly Mexican ambassador to the
United States, during the discussion of the loan measure in the senate last night. He con
tinued: "The truth is that the department of finance has not painted the situation as it
really is. We should speak the truth, though it destroys us. The truth is that the situa
tion is desperate."
Senor Calero's speech caused a tremendous sensation among those-present.
Ernesto Madero, minister of finance, replied, calling Calero an "indiscreet ambas
sador and a bad financier."
Governor Hunt Finds Little
Support For His Efforts
. to Abolish It.
PHOBNTX. ARIZ Feb. 4. Capital
pi '-hraent will not be abol
TSfled by the present Arisona leg
lafure. Since Monday morning, the legisla
ture has been in special session and it
can be predicted with the utmost cer
tainty that this pet aie&sure of srover
noc JOunt will xo aawn -to defeat. An
overwhelming ma fori to' in both nouses I
- - -.. . - - r . . i
This means that attre will Be six
hangings at the Arisona- state peni
tentiary shortly. At the prison are
, five murderers condemned to die and
reprieved by governor Hunt till the
legislature has time to act. In the
Maricopa county jail is William Fal
tin, convicted of the murder of Carl
Peterson. The jury fixed the penalty
in his case as death arid he is to be
sentenced in a few days.
Two for the Measure.
Harry Johnson, of Maricopa county,
is practically the only representative
who is openly in favor of abolishing
capital punishment. In the senate H.
A. Davis, also of Maricopa, is the only
, person prepared to fight for an anti
hanging bill.
Governor Hunt's views on this sub
ject have not met with much approval
anywhere in the state, according to the
legislators. All have heard the voices
of their constituents and most of them
are ready to deal swift death to the
proposed measure to prevent " "legal
killing,'' as the governor calls hanging.
In Yavapai the sentiment against the'
measure is practically strong. Three
of the men now at Florence are from
Hunt Bitterly Criticised.
Auditor C J. Callaghan's expected
report attacking governor Hunt's
prison reform system was submitted
to day to the governor who will trans
mit it to the legislature. It contains'
over 30.000 words. Three thousand,
are a bitter attack, on the prison re
form, declaring it a failure. He also
declares the governor violated the law
in not consulting him regarding his
appointments. The governor says- the
law does net require him to consult the
auditor; also that Callaghan has never
visited the road camps or prison and
does not know how the honor system
Some Sew Measures.
Roberts, of Cochise, introduced a sen
ate bill appropriating $50,906 for the
expenses of the session.
Wood, of Maricopa, made a violent
protest against multigraphd station
ery. It was referred to the committee
on printing. Last session's senate
committees were reappointed. Mining,
labor and code revision committees
were added.
Anti-Hunt Victory.
The election of H. H. Linney to be
speaker of the house Is generally re
garded as a signal victory for the anti
Hunt forces. In the first 'test of
strength the governor's anemles came
orf victorious. They are quietly jubi
lant over their victory and declare
that it presages many other deeats
for the administration forces, repre
senting the radical wing of the Demo
cratic party in Arizona. So far there
Is no sign. of a break in either column,
unless it be the near-desertion of P. S.
Wren, of Yavapai, from Linney to
Bradner. The Hunt side has 15 votes
and the speaker's friends the same
number, counting himself. They will
nave is as soon as George Cocke, of
.Maricopa, recovers from an attack of
measles and takes his seat Cocke
wb tne only representative who failed
iKwer to roll call Monday morn-
ItearranKenient of Committees.
il .n?s el:tIon certainly means a
SJESJ.. Tearrangement of the com-X--U...tne
house. Those commlt
wS? 1 . . made the repositories of
many administration measures.
denrn0r Hunt ls S,n to naye to
during 1hU:reat deal- UDOn tne senate
trHfA .Is sesion. He is much
iwt tbre tiMn In the house.
kill Lr thlnk the senate wl
wii aU"!b?r of anti-administration
JiriT "e house?" one sena
tor was asked.
crlTfi1' W.ln.op thcv wn't Pass any,"
was the evasive reply
,M.IhLRepubUcns tn'the two houses
can be counted on to vote against
the administration most of the time
Bradner May Ihc Seat.
Taking a delicate matter into his
wn hands. Sam 3, r. former speak
er or the house, secured the appoint
ment of a committee Monday afternoon
to inv Mteat.. -the cnecei.tiuis of mem
bers en that body. Bradner is the only
member cf the house whose seat is in
dcubt Foi:r cf tlif five members of
the fommittf- are f ja orjblf tf him 0
Contlnued on pase 4.)
From a Battalion Post to
Brigade Headquarters Is
Growth of Few Years.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 4. The
11th, 18th and SSd infantry consti
tute the 8th infantry brigade in the
reorganization of the army, with
headquarters at Fort D. A. Russell,
Wyoming. The 22d Infantry will be
stationed at Fort Logan near Den
ver and the 11th and 18th at Fort
The chief of staffs office has not
yet decided whether the 6th or 9th
cavalry will be atatfoned at Fort
BUM. Genu Maeggr wm ftiake Maj
neaeaaairer ag j?oer mKraatf tt
win be on bis recommendation which
regiment Is permanently stationed at
Fort Bliss, so, doubtless it will be
the 5th.
For some time, until the depart
ment can work out the details of
the reorganization, all troops on
border duty will remain as they now
are. It may be more than a month
before any troops are moved from
their present stations and there
may be nq change in .the present
stations of troops on the Mexican'
border until the revolution ends.
SBCOOT cavalry officers and enlist
ed men are rejoicing at the pros
pect of being relieved from border
duty and sent to San Antonio for sta
tion at Fort Sam Houston.
El Pasoans are rejoicing over the fact
that El Paso has been made a brigade
headquarters for the army.
Twenty-second infantrymen are hap
py over the knowledge that Wneii re
lieved from border duty they will be
sent to Denver for station.
Thus, the reorganization plan of the
United States war department has not
been without its advantages for certain
people. EI Paso is at present, tempo
rary, though not actual, headquarters
I of the department of Texas, by reason
01 tne -tact tnat uen. is. z steever,
department commander, is stationed
here. On the 15th. however, the pres-
ent system of geographical departments
is to be abolished and the troops are to
be brigaded. Four divisions in the coun
try 'Will be created for administrative
purposes, the division commanders di
recting the brigade commanders in tin
.different divisions, but there will no
longer be any geographical depart-
Second Goes to San Antonio.
In- this rearrangement. Gen. Steever
remains at Fort Bliss as a brigade com
mander and will have under him the
Ninth and Fifth cavalry. One of these
regiments will be stationed at El Paso;
the other in Arizona, headquarters at
Fort Huachuca, and probably a few
troops at Whipple barracks, near Pres
eott. The Secorm cavalry, now sta
tioned at Fort Bliss, is to go to San An
tonio; the 13th cavalry, now on border
guard duty east and west of El Paso,
is to return to its former station at
Fort Riley. Col. Hatfield, of the 13th.
ie to be a brigade commander at Riley,
and Col West, of the Second, is to be a
brigade commander at ban ntomo. 1.01.
R. D Read will become regimental com
mander of the Scond. He is now at
tached to that regiment.
Steever BIny Hnve Bis: Bricnde.
With the order of reorganization,
however, is issued a statement that no
changes in stations will be made at
present in the border guard patrol.
Therefore, until conditions are quieter
in Mexico. Gen. Steever. the ranking of
ficer on the border, win continue to
have the Second and 13th cavalry and
the 23d infantry and part of the ISth
infantry, under his command here, and
it is quite likely that he will also be
given immediate jurisdiction over the
Ninth and Fifth cavalry regiments, now
stationed in Arizona on the border and
at Fort Huachuca. These latter two
regiments are at present in the jurisdic
tion of the department of the Pacific,
but Gen. Steever is expected to bo
given command of all tne border of
Mexico, especially that west of Del Rio.
or Sanderson. Col. West may have com
mand of the troops on the border east
of these points, as commander of the
brigade at San Antonio.
Svhen the Mexican conoitions permit
the slcond cavlarj' tog to San Anto
nio and the new regiment to come
here, there is speculation as to ; wheth
er the ."Sinin v"6'y' -.,-- :-
(white) w
nir, " r-,.rr-.i-f the Fifth
111 ia wiit in ircii't i""- " "
cons werea, quite "V' "rrsSWi-i, TO
nsHiereu iui "- . TCrxntl. will
will come nere anu mw " --- - ---
left at Huachuca. where tne rp op
era will not coine in contact wita so
man civilian white people.
A Washington dispatch to The Herald
says this will be left to the discretion of
Gen Hteever, which assuredly Tneans
that the white regiment will come. here.
Infantrymen Are Exercised.
Just when the Second cavalry will be
sent to San Antonio is worrying the
officers and men of the 22d infantry
somewhat The 22d is now stationed at
EI Paso 111 r.iuip on border guard dut.
..Continued on page 4.)
Utah Senator Defeats Effort
to Have Address Issued as
Public Document.
ASHINGTOK, . D. C. Feb. 4.
An effort to have former sen
ator Joseph W. Bailey's fare
well address in the senate printed as a
public document, was aefeated in the
l-senate today It" the objection -ot sen-
jftof 9?oot.
"Withdraw Fraud Charge.
tiea of- enarges of corrupt
on elections received a letter from
G. Shock, a member of the West Vir
ginia house of delegates, in which he
f 'withdrew statements upon which gov
ernor Glasscock and other West Vir
ginians petitioned the senate to inves
tigate. Shock's letter is said by mem
bers of the senate committee to be in
effect 'a declaration that his charge
of having been paid S1000 and offered
more, to Vote for Watson and Chilton,
was an effort to aid the candidacy of
John McGraw. a candidate in opposi-'
tlon to senator Watson. 1
When the committee recessed today,
it 'was understood that both senators
Vatson and ChilfOn would make state
ments, upon the floor of the senate and
the committee's further action would
be delayed pending that.
XeiT BilU Before Senate.
The fortifications appropriation bill,
carrying $5,215,250. was reported in the
senate today.
Washington women workers objected
before the labor committee to the La
Follette eight hour bill for women.
Tbe house bill to authorise the gov
ernment to seise imported goods
brought in by trusts or under illegal
contracts, was passed.
Senator O'Gorman offered an amend
raent to the rivers and harbors appro
priation bill proposing $235,000 for the
flushing Bay channel' improvement.
By a tie vote the senate refused to
consider the Owen bill for a ted era I
department of public health.
House Debates District Bill.
The house resumed debate on tbe
District of Columbia appropriation bill.
The interstate commerce commission
cancelled all bearings for the session
owing to tbe pressure of business in the
he use.
Prepare faMoney Trut" Report.
The house banking and currency
committee is preparing to consider the
report on the money trust investiga
tion, which chairman Pujo with the
aid and assistance of Samuel Unter
myer. counsel for the Pujo sub-com
mittee now Is drafting. A mere ting ofJ
tfiA full nnmnilttAA hat YkAAn iinll-ul nn
"Regulate Stock Exchange.
The report as framed by Mr. Pujo
will embrace recommendatio' s on the
following principal points.
Regulation of stock exchanges
through the postoffice department by
forbidding the use of the mails for
transmitting of certain transactions
I deemed evil, such as short sales, manip-
uH&iiou, anu ine esiawiiBninent 01. iaise
Regulation of clearing houses
through an act making their Incorpor
ation a condition precedent to the
membership of national banks In such
organizations, charters to eliminate
the regulation of interest or exchange
enarges by clearing nouses.
Ban Interlocking Directorate.
Stringent provisions to prevent na
tional banks from loaning to their
officers or directors and to prevent
national banks cr their officers from
participating In sjndicate flotations of
new securities.
Opposition is looked for both .n the
sub-committee and in the full com
mittee to the recommendations. - The
proposition which will cause the most
trouble, it is thought. Is the clause
to prevent Interlocking directorates.
Phoenix. Aris., Feb. 4. .Word has
been receieved here of the filling of
Ed Zeiger by T. J. Morrison, a for
mer member of the Arisona legislature,
at Congress Junction. Both parties
are well known. Zeiger is a brother
of Charles Zeiger, a prominent hotel
man of El Paso He conducted a
saloon and hotel at Congress Junction.
The shooting occurred close to the Oc
tave mine and caused preat excitement.
Morrison used a shotgun.
Morrison was arrested immediately
after the shooting and taken to Pres
eott. where he was placed in the Tava
Pai countv jail. He lived at Octane
and formerK lived in Jeronje and Pres
ott lip as a member of the 23d
legislative assembly.
JSnfsattlnes in the eKbetiejas; of senators
aisagantjnff aj. . .- -t&mEm-iato-.j&Ln.-li ttMHW 4UM SjCtSjeK
Bulgarians Report Sections
of Turkish Fortness Are
Now in Flames.
x NUMBERS i00,000
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 4. Some quar
ters of Adrlanople are in flames
as the result of the bombardment
by the Bulgarians and Servians, which
started last night and was resumed
with even more intensity today. accord
ing to advices received here from the
Bombardment Is Terrific.
London. England, Feb. 4. A terrific
bombardment of the forts around Ad
rlanople was began last night by the
Bulgarians and Servians surrounding
the city to the number of over 100.000.
Almost at the moment of the conclus
ion of the armistice, at 7 oelock, siege
guns and field guns from various points
commanding the forts opened fire. Not
even the residential portion of the city
was spared.
There is considerable difference -of
opinion as to how long the fortress will
be able to hold out. One dispatch from
Mutsapha Pasha today, which reported
that the heavy cannonade continued
throughout the night, concluded with
the prophecy made by the Bulgarian
staff that two weeks would suffice for
the besiegers to force the Turks to
Turku Will Xet Surrender.
Shukri Pasha, the Turkish command
er, who is defending Adrianople, has
declared that he will not surrender the
fortress until the last of his soldiers
have been killed.
While there have been some deser
tions from the ranks of the garrison,
these have been chiefly Christian sol
diers serving with Turkish regiments.
Shukri Pasha still has some 40,000 men.
a number which is considered sufficient
to man the forts and hold at bay the
much, greater besieging force.
Bnlgars Have 550,000 Men.
The Bulgarians are said to have
550,000 men In the province of Thrace
and perhaps a few divisions of Greeks
assisting them. The greater part ot
this force, however, is compelled to re
main in front of Tchatalja and at Galli
poli in order to hold the Turkish avaiies
concentrated at those places.
It 4s possible that the allies may at
tack one or both of these positions. If
they could dear Galllpoli of Turkish
.the Dardanelles
ter season is a, unfavorable for of
fensive operations that the allies may
decide to let tbe Turks make the first
Turks Strengthen Force.
The Ottoman army at Tchatalja has
greatly improved daring the armistice.
The soldiers are better armed than they
were, sickness has diminished, supplies
have been brought in great quantities
and fresh troops now man the string
of powerful forts.
The great drawbacks to tbe success
of the Turks are the political quarrels
among the Ottoman officers, which tend
to undermine the efficiency of the army.
Report Fall of Scutari.
On the other side of the Balkan pe
ninsula. Seutarl. where the Montene
grins are besieging the fortress, is re
ported through the correspondent of a
Dutch newspaper to have fallen.
There is no confirmation of this report.
Warship to Capital.
British and German warships passed
through the Dardanelles yesterday for
the protection of the foreign residents
of Constantinople and a fleet of -warships
belonging to otheer powers is
anchored in Besika bay ready for any
Constantinople. Turkey. Feb. 4. The
gar risen of Adrianople easily replused
attacks last night by the Bulgarians
on the north and east fronts, of the
fortress, according to the official re
port issued here today.
Although no serious fighting has oc
curred along the Tchatalja lines the
Bulgarian troops are not idle. The
village of Tchatalja. which has hither
to marked tbe limit of Bulgarian lines,
is in flames. Its destruction was ap
parently decided on today for tactical
An encounter between Bulgarian and
, Turkish troops took place at Malatepe
; ar Galllpoll today.
Berlin, Germany, Feb. 4. A resolu
tion regretting the hestitation of the
German army authorities in introduc
ing "an army bill en a grand scale cor
responding to the gravity of the pres
ent time" was unanimously adopted
today by the executive committee of
the imperial league of German towns
which is composed of representatives
of towns with less than 25,000 popu
lation. The resolution further declares that
"the smaller towns of Germanv, al
though heavily burdened are willing to
make great financial sacrifices in or
der to render the fatherland able to
throw its sword into the scale in
favor of European peace.
Liable fip""nTve an - -obSHmk ati43SL
1 Tcnataua. on tne otner nana, tne win
Washington, D. O, Feb. 4. Reports that Brig. Gen. E. Z. Steever wUl soon
be asked to retire from active service or be replaced by some other officer in com
mand oa tbe border at El Paso are without the slightest foundation, according to
war department officials. Gea. Steever will automatically be placed on the retired
list when he reaches the 64 year, age limit, August 20 next.
The department has no intimation from Gen. Steever that he wiabos to be
relieved before he reaches the age limit and secretary Stimson said today that there
is no intention whatever on his part to send some other officer to command on the
border. There is nothing in the report that Brig. Gen. Clarence R. Edwards will
soon replace Gen. Steever. Gen. Edwards has been assigned to command the de
partment of Luzon, Philippines.
An editorial from the El Paso Herald was shown Mr. Stimson today, in which
fnends of Gen. Steever were urged to take steps to prevent his forced retirement
by the department, and it was in reply to this that he made the statement that
there is no intention to retire the general. That there was such a move among the
military clique has been reported, but new that it has been exposed, Mr. Stimson
will stand for none of it. He desires Gen, Steever to continue his excellent ad
ministration on the border.
to Secure Goal
Great Smelting
Plant to Cease.
3000 MEN MAT' BE
The inability of the rail
roads to convey coal to this
city is responsible for the clos
ing down of the Chihuahua smelter, em
ploying over 500 hands, and smelting
approximately 1000 tons of ore per day.
The manager, J. R. Enlow, says he does
not know the plant will be reopened,
depending more or less on effective
railroad facilities.
If the plant remains closed any length
of time it is very probable that a large
number of mines in this territory will
be compelled to cease operating, thus
throwing 3000 men oat of work.
The fuel "situation in this city is a,
serious bne; any coal that reaches here
is confiscated by the railroad to oper
ate its trains with. The company ten?
ders no money, but gives receipts, pay
able when financial conditions are bet
ter. The mines as a result have stopped,
Condition Serious.
Chihuahua never has faeed such a
crisis as now stares it in the face, and
very little hope is held out for a rem
edy soon. Even during the wildest
times of the Madero revolution in 1910
1911 no such course of abnormal action
threatened business. It would not be
so bad, but apparently, there is very
little hope held out, except by the in
dustrial managers, that aid will come
within a. short time. With the man
agers, hope springs eternal, but with
others no such thing as hope is thought
of. The city is in the throes of a fuel
famine now. and they see very little
'Rebels Are Recruiting.
Reports are current in this city that
the open season for rebel recruiting is
on all over the city. Men pretending
to know, say that within the past four
days approximately 200 men have left
the city to rejoin the rebels. These men.
it is said, were former rebels, and. dur
ing the col weather were granted am
nesty by the federal government with,
the provision that they would return
to their homes and not take up arms
again against the federal government.
It Is said that the exodus from this
city is caused by the warm spell of
weather which set in about a week ago
The Informants say that if pleasant
weather continues there will be a gen
eral exodus of former rebels to join
their companies in arms.
Forced Jtoto Rebel Ranks.
with no wrlc here and prospects of
all the mines dosing soon, because th
smelter has skat daws, the men prefer
" we enraces nor & uvellnaad wth
running tte fssTsf hwrina.
car the nni Wtssil mimJiIh
The indiscriminate destruction of the
North Western railroad from Madera
north to Juarez by rebel bands, has
caused the officials of that road to
dispense with the services of the me
chanics in the shops for the time bfe
ing. Fifty in number were laid off on
last Saturday evening, and. it is said
that the master mechanic Is consider
ing the advisability of releasing an
other, but smaller number this week.
No traffic exists on the line north of
Madera. The government contemplates
dispatching its total military strength
in the state against the -rebels since
the peace treaty has been abrogated.
So far as it is known, every effort
win be' made by the government to
maintain operations1 on the National
lines. Troops will be stationed at all
stations and bridges along the road.
From Out the
XeTVS of Rrbrla ,?
"w vomerencM 4eraes a Story of
a Canine, a Smart Canine.
Chihuahua. Mexico. Feb. i While
the peace envoys were en route to Villa,
Ahumada to meet the rebel chiefs,
balazar and Rojas, the train came to
a sudden stop near Encinlllas station.
The commission, apprehensive of dan
ger, fearing that the train had been,
stopped by a rebel band, approached the
vestibule of their coach and peered
cautiously up the road.
They saw a brakeman run up the
road paralleling the track and later
spaniel holding In hi8 mouth a rem
naBt 2a red shirt the signal of dan
ger. The canine, with a stumpy caudal
appendage, had stood in the middle of
the track waving his head to and fro,
as a warning that someone wanted
The quadruped was taken into the
coach and fed from the well filled
S8313. of the ,Pae delegates. Later
he curled up almost into a ball and
snoozed all tbe way to Villa. Ahumada,
where the party detrained and turned
him over to one of the officers of CoL
castro s command.
It developed that the little dog had
become lost from a military train pre
ceding the one eonTeying the envoys;
and was the property of a federal of-jlf1"-
,Tne wdo h been riding en
trains for the last three years and.
therefore, seemed to be familiar with
tne mode of stopping trains.
Jnan France Says He Is Anthertxed to
Plaee Snch a Bet and Fay Ex
penses of Trip to Ornsee.
Despite the report that Fascual
Orosco is dead, there are still persons
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