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Friday Evening,
April 18, 1913 16 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair Tonight an Saturday.
Government Charges Con
spiracy to Smuggle Am
munitionto Rebels.
'fc&rT"!HE United States vs. Adolph.
I Julius and Robert Krakauer,
Castulo Herrera and Victor
Mioa," is the title of the most lm-f'-rtant
case that will be tried at the
April terra of the United States dis
trict court for the -western district
of Texas.
Tiie case was postponed from the
--t term of the federal court, and
"hen it was called by Judge T. S.
Iaey Friday morning; attorneys for
me government and the defence an
iv.uin.ed that they were ready for trial.
Ji"s is a case growing out of the
J iMty of the Orozco re olutionary
i. n.es on the border, and the result
g efforts to get ammunition through
tie blockade and to the rebel army
i Orozco It is charged in the in
J.ctment that the members of the firm
i f Krakauer. Zork & Moye. Succrs.,
were involved la a conspiracy to vio
ate the neutrality law referring to
enmunltion trr jgrgling. This, the de
" nee denv -. na claims that the firm
id mniui.ition only as a part of its
.gular business, and had nothing to
o with fi.lU destination of the ammu
ition ami Knew nothing of the pur
, -t. fur uhim it was purchased.
Is Legal Battle.
The tat, promises to be a keenly !
r .J-'ht le: .1 battle, as the arrav of at-
rv- tn- the government and de
ii "" , 'V"1""51"5 For the Krakauers
ii rurg, and W. W. Turney are
, nstn' baaing part, assisted by
.7 ' tJ- V Ka,ev- Richard and Al-
m re'c 1PPr"sent Victor Ochoa,
o' d T C. Lta is attorney for Herrera
' - the government, S. Engelking,
i iited States district attornev, -who
v, is assistant district attornev at the
rn- the indictment was returned, Is
' harge. assisted by IT. S. Goen, as-
- "ant district attorney, and Charles
" - sson, a-sistant district attorney at
; i -A mono
Jury Is Obtained.
The jury m the case was obtained
s - urtly b fore noon Friday and the
irjre number of witnesses in the case
Bert- sworn. It was shown at the very
-rart of the case that L. K. Rosa. hi
- ni the county jail on the charge. nf J
uun., uj me uae ox ure arms, wui
1 sure prominently in the case. Ross
u as special agent of the department
of Justice at the time the case was
worked up by the government, and is
-u. I tobelerge! responsible for the re
jrnir.g of the indictment. Later Ess
v-.i removed from his position.
the first -witness examined in the"
ra--e was Uuadalupe de la Cruz. She
-'ified that she knew Ross and was
ssked to get ammunition by him. She
v.as immediately asked by W. H. Bnr--res
if it was the same Ross who is
i-i the county jail charged with rob
L 'j The government attorneys ob
ted to this, the form of the ques
vi. .n was change.!, and the witness tes
'i'.td that he was. This is taken as
ti indication that the defence ex
pects to discredit the evidence which
v a obtained by Ross, and to show
-i at the fact that he is in jail on a
"t-.qus charge indicates that this evi
jnce is rot reliable. It was also
J.'ousht out during the taking of tes-
mony of the second witness, Carolina
-anrnez. that the defence will attempt
id show tl.at the ammunition was not
rr.ugsnea across tne river, but was i
and "taken direct to.the fed-
fa: building, thus, proving that there j
rouja nave Dren no such conspiracy.
v.as alleged, since no violation of
iu- law was committed.
The case 1 still in progress and is
being watched with interest by a
Targe crowd of attorneys and" specta
tors. Cleaning Federal Docket.
.Tuaee T. S Maxey is cleaning the
federal docket of old cases which have
lfen nanging fire for a number of
ars Another long list of dismissals
fas entered in the docket Friday
morning. Including the ones against
Kicardo Flores Magon, Antonio Vll-
real and others charged with con-"-.Jiracy
to violate the neutrality laws.
Xnother case was one against Gen.
I Tnardo Reyes, who was. killed in the
first day's fighting in Mexico City.
Three cases were also continued. The
jmplete list of dismissals and con
tinuances is
Kicardo Flores Magon. Enrique
Tlores Magrn, -ntonio I. Vil'-'e"1 -' 1
Traxedas, G. Guerra; A. L. Gard
ner and C C. Teel: Wing Wah,
Mar Been Kee. Yee Mun Li and Yee
".in. et al.: Jack Sing, Paul C. Hilt,
alias Guy W. Edwards, Herbert S.
akes ytwo cases). A. S. Lilliard (two
ases). Mattie Hannel. Aurelio Prado,
Dorothy McCleave. Leveriano Madrid.
Rafael Simon Molina, Manuel Garza
' ld.ine. Bernardo Reyes, E. 11. Fran
co. R. A. Dorame. Fernando Palomores.
1'icardo Flores Magon, Jose Santana
Gomez, Jose Navarete. Juan Hidalgo.
Jf.s. Aquilar. Slvestre Lomas, Rose
Aru'erson, A. Monahan.
Cases continued wre: E. T. Black,
Mriiel Blanco and Sebastian Claveran.
LONDOJf, E&&, April 18. A Ceatral News dispatch from Saleniki says the
, seventh aivisioa of the Bulgarian array sag received eraers to march against
1 Monastir, bow held by the Servian troops.
The Servian commander is said to be coaceatrating three divisions of Servian
troops at Veies, southeast of TJskup, against the Bulgarian attempt to dispossess
them of the territory captured daring the war.
The Greeks in the same way are taking measures for the retention of Saloniki.
WASHIHGTOK, D. O, April 18. Plans are heiag prepared t the war.de
partmeat for the $200,000 improvements at Fort Bits. The money will
he available under the last appropriation hill July 1 next.
Some time ago it was reported at the department that it might be a year after
July before work would begin.
It was stated today that it is now planned to commence the improvements
as so;c as possible after July 1, probably about September 1.
President is Urged to Take
Stump in New Jersey to
Secure Jury Reform.
ASHINGTON. D. C, April 18.
President Wilson had an un
usual number of callers today.
as well as a cabinet meeting, that he
might have a half holiday tomorrow.
The president was urged by state
chairman Edward JO. Groaecup and state
senator J. Warren Davis, of New Jer
sey, to spend at least two or three days
on the stamp there speaking for jury
reform and the necessity-for a state
constitutional convention.
President Wilson has not yet com
pleted his plans, but it is doubtful
whether he will be able to devote more
than one day.
Miahiter fer Diplomat.
Senators Bryan and Lea and repre
sentative Dupree recommended to the
president the appointment to a diplo
matic post oi tne Kev. otls ulaze
brook, of Elisabeth. X. J.
Representative Raker, of California,
arranged to see the president some
time tomorrow about the Japanese sit
uation Dr. Chas. W. Eliot, emeritus of Har
vard, who declined president Wilson's
offer to be ambassador to Great Britain
was invited to be at the white house
today. He expecced to discuss civil
service reform with the president.
Japan Affairs. Not Discussed.
Members of the cabinet said that
the Japanese situation was not dis
cussed at the meeting. Secretary Bryan
said neither he nor any other cabinet
member had been suggested to go to
California, as had been reported.
Diplomatic Selections.
Intimations of far reaching changes
in the diplomatic service, particularly
in Latin-America, came from the white
house when it was annoiiniwd that-
Henry Janes had been recalled from
the mission given him by the Taft
administration as arbitrator in 'a claim
dispute between the government of
Ecuador and the Guayaquil and Quito
rauway company, an American corpor
ation.. Other diplomatic elections include:
Geo. W. Guthrie, of Pennsylvania,
for ambassador to Japan.
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, for am
bassador to Russia.
Frederick C. Penfield. of Pennsyl
vania, for minister to Spain.
These selections have been deter
mined upon by president Wilson,
although the nominations probably
will not be sent to the senate for at
least a week.
John X. AV. AV Hymen Dies From Hem
orrhages After Sheeting Himself
With 'Automatic Pistol.
Chicago, III.. April 18 John K. W.
Waynran. former state's attorney of
Cook county and candidate for the Re
publican nomination for governor at
the last primary, who shot himself in
his home here, died last night. Death
was caused by hemorrhages of the
lungs. Mr. Wayman had been sink
ing steadily since the shooting.
For several weeks his physicians
had warned him that unless he quit
work entirely he undoubtedly would
die. He became greatly discouraged
and went to a hospital. He remained
at the institution two hours and tnen
went home.
Mr. Wayman shot himself with an
automatic pistol, the property of one
of his clients who. had killed a man
with the weapon.
He was working on the case at his
home and had the weapon before him
?? er exhibits in the case. When
Mrs. Wayman heard the shot she ran to
his room but could not see him. She
threw upon a closet door and found
Mr. Wayman in a heap on the floor
with the pistol beside him.
"Doctor, you should have been with
me. I certainly have made a fool of
myself," were Mr. Wayman's first
words to Doctor W. O. Krohn, who was
Wayman was conscious most of the
time after the shooting and expressed
regret for his act.
"I must have had sand in my gear
box when I did this," he told friends
who were permitted to see him for a
few minutes.
Albuquerque. N. M-, April IS. At a
meeting here. Ralph C. Ely. of Deming.
was elected president: Charles Scheur
ich. or Clovis. vice president, and Si
mon Stern, of Albuquerque, secretary
and treasurer of the slate fair board,
recently appointed by acting governor
E. C. DeBaca. The board will have ex
clusive charge of the state fair here
this falL
The fair was made a permanent in
stitution by the last legislature.
Las Palmas, Canary Islands. April 1$.
Joseph Brucker. whose proposed
trans-Atlantic rilz-ht tn tne west Inrtes
j in the dirigible balloon Suchard II.,
was preveniea y me suaocn aeu&uoii
of the envelope, announced that l:s
departure has been indefinitely post
poned. Ke gives as his reason lifficiity
in obtaining hydrogen and fear of bad
State Sawmill and Cheap
Loans for Farmers Also
Proposed in Senate.
TOENIX. Ariz., 18. A. A. Wors-
ley, the long-haired, dreamy-eyed
senator from Pima, is at it again.
Thursday he introduced three more of
those beautifully indefinite bills for
which he has become noted. One pro
vides for a state farm loan system,
one for a state smelter and the other for
a state sawmill. Not one carries an
appropriation and even if they should
pass, which they will not. no one
would know just how to set about put
ting them into effect.
The Worsley idea of loaning money
to the farmers is to have the state
rrow the money they require, up w
60 percent ot tne assessed valuation
of their land. He would charge each
borrower one half of one percent more
than the state pays, and have the state
give a note, bond or something like
that to the person who furnishes the
cash. The exact instrument which the
state Is to give is not specified in the
Saving to Farmers.
"Farmers are now charged eight and
10 percent for money." Worsley said.
"The state can get it for 3 1-2 percent
and let them have it for four. They
will be saved exactly four percent.
The sawmilh bill is the same as one
that Worsley introduced at the last
session. It provides that the board of
control shall have a sawmill erected
somewhere in northern Arizona, on
land owned by the university, for the
purpose of handling the standing tim
ber. The finished lumber shall be
sold for at least as much as the timber
would bring, plus the cost of making
it into lumber. No amount which the
board may spend in erecting or con
ducting the mill is mentioned, nor is the
capacity of the plant soecified.
For a State Smelter.
A new bill entirely is the smelter
nuar It z-ives the board of control
jower to erect a smelter and reduction
Si. .. , .1. . CAA .An.. .1nlu-
pianc oi not jeaa iiuui v vuua uy
capacitv "at some convenient point.
"The 'small Arizona mine owners are
gouged unmercifully by the smelting
corporations and the development of the
state's mineral resources is greatly re
tarded," senator Worsley stated. "They
penalise a man because his .ore has too
little silicia, too much of not enough
sulphur, not enough lime, too much
moisture, or for anything else. It makes
no difference to them, so long as they
gobble all the profits."
New Bills In Senate.
Senator Worsley introduced yester
day senate ioint resolution No. J. ask
ing congress to sabmit to the people a
constitutional" amendment pi o Hiding for
the direct election of president and vice
president. . .
The other new bills introduced In the
senate yesterday are:
No. 49 'By the code revision commit
tee, change ot county saais.
e. change of county seats. .
Nor. -60 By Sims, permitting counties j
,jn. th onmmisstnn form of eov-
to adopt the commission form of gov
No. H By Davis, giving the land
commission authority ovVr certain state
lands. . ....
No. 55 By Sims, giving cities the
right to sue for unpaid license and oc
cupation taxes.
Local Option Measure.
The local option code, senate bill .o
!r. was passed, but not as an emergency
measure. Wednesday it was refeired
back to the enroling committee with
instructions to add an emergency clause
so that the bill would go into effect
.... Ua MnnvAVei1 War thtt rrV'r Ilr ti-
sted of 90 days after the end of the
e senators recon-
Practically all cf
, ii .it.. T-a Alnfktl tall .
measures code, was passed by a vote or
it T.riT. s.Tri Kims, who did not think
it effective enough to be worth while.
Sims and H. 11 Woods -were the only
ones who voted "no" when No. 29
came up for final passage. That Is the
bill permitting school districts to in
crease their indebtednesss In exefss of
four percent of the assessed valuation
of the property therein.
Without another fight, the printing
code, senate bill No. 14. was passed.
When this measure was in committee
of the whole, the senate reduced the
maximum amount per inch which might
be paid for state printing from 15 cents
to 40 cents.
Code Measurer Pax.
The following senate measures were
passed without opposition: No. 15, con
veyance of real property; No. 12. adop
tion of children: No 11, Initiative and
referendum: No. 6. sale of goods: No.
10, contempt of court; No. 21. taxation
of private car lines.
Unconstitutional Measure.
After attorney general George Purdy
Bullard had decided that senate bill No.
20, by C B. Wood, providing for tne
further regulation by the corporation
commission of the rates of public
service corporations, establishing a
minimum wage for the employes of
such corporations and eight hours as
the working day. was unconstitutional,
the senate indefinitely postponed the
Mr. Bullard held that the bill con
flicted with the constitution in various
ways. For one. thing, it dealt with two
subjects entirely foreign to each other.
He could see no connection between
rates and a minimum wage. The con
stitution provides that no bill shall deal
with more than one subject. Further
more, there was no mention In the title
of the minimum wage.
Cunnlff suggested that the attorney
general be asked to submit an opinion
on the merits of the minimum wage
section alone, but most of the senators
did not seem to think that worth while.
Pace's motion to postpone indefinite
ly was carried by a vote of 15 to Breen,
Davis, C B. Wood and Worsley.
Code HIIIm Approved
Tn MimnrittM. of the -whole the sen
ate approved and recommended for j
T ...A .. a.. .. !... .''V11.....I.. .A. I.lll.
regular tui sc luc iuiivkiii); vuc uiiid.
No. 23, jurisprudence; No. 30, prac
tice of attorneys: No. 32, juvenile
courts; No. 33, replacement of old and
lost records; No. 40, exempting volun
teer firemen from jury duty.
During the day there were several
conferences between committees from
the house and senate in regard to house
bill No. 26. appropriating 125.000 for
the expenses of the session. An error
was made by the house appropriations
committee in its figuring and this was
caught in the senate. When everything
had been satisfactorily explained, tha
house concurred In the amendment and
the blil was sent to the governor.
The House.
Only one bill was passed in the house
thTmTfor somron Vr othVr Thad dt: law? the civH bill, because of lerlcal
c"ded that there was no reason arhy the 1 errors that have crept into the measure,
bill should be an emergency measure , also because the governor says the con
It was sent back to the enroling and 1 troler has shown a disinclination to co
engrossing committee, which removed ! operate with the executive and other
tno emergency, clause, and the bill was j departments in the enforcement of the
then passed without opposltn. J law.
Tw- More Bills Pasn. The governor says the attorney gen-
bnt hill No. 5. the weights and eral said the bill could be approved and
I yesterday. It was No. 23, the insurance
code. rne tnira reading or this bill
accupied most of the day and when
final passage was effected the house
Representative Irvine's vidnws' pen
sion bill is om e more befoie the hiu-i-
tConUnu'.d on L.0e .
Democrats in the Role of
Students Listen to Expla
nation of Income Tax.
With Democratic members of
the house in the role of stu
dents today, representative Hull, of
Tennessee, .converted the tariff caucus
into a class in income taxation after
the caucus had disposed of amendments
to a few items on the free list passed
over from yesterday. Several members
sought to have a small duty levied on
raw rubber, raw silk and tungsten ore.
Representative Hull wrote the In
come tax section of the Democratic bill
in which widespread interest has been
aroused. The Tennessee member, who
has made a study of the income tax
problem for many years, elucidated his
plan in a lengthy address to his col
leagues. House Republicans Caucus.
While the Democrats were in session
the house Republicans went into caucus
to settle whether they should offer a
tariff program of their own or follow
the plan of representatives Moore end
Fordeny to merely "point out the peril
in the Democratic MIL" Republican
members of the ways and means com
mittee had voted four to two to direct
the Republican caucus to prepare
amendments to the Democratic bill.
Republicans Attack Tariff Bill.
With many complaints and objec
tions before them. Republican mem
be -s of the senate are prepaiing for
a general attack all . schedules of
the tariff bill. Senator Smoot has
put two experts at work to analyze
the Underwood schedules and provide
measures to give .the protectionists a
basis for their fight. Other Repub
licans who claim that important in
dustries -net Id be wiped out by the
Urdervood till, will Insist that busi
ness men nrd laboring men should
have hearing before tne new bill Is
Cniicus Sustains Wilson.
The Democratic caucus Is upholding
the Democratic house leaders and.
president Wilson upon all contended
points. Attempts to put -ready mad
clothing on the free list, and to
alter other rates in the bill, were de-
After the wool- schedule bad been
approved without change, the caucus
disposed in snort oraer oi tne smb. iap
and paper and sundry schedules, voting
down all proposed amendiMsta
Representative Underwood admitted
dug the "wool .MK&II
that the propaaM rat SBght iw
serious effects uiiuu mwmm-Btmtmui:
Anti Tnwt tefelslntlon.
Antl trust legislation will not be
brought to the senate In the special
session of congress, according lo mem
bers of the senate interstate commerce
" . "I 4.... mi. ... r.,erf to :
cortfmlUee. which Mtt lis iirsc ra".-
"Xniritotlonlntee I
supmii legislation laiet i
Senator uwen is arrangii.s iure""n
Vnnilsv of the senate banking ai.d
currency rainmui. "V "':""",'" '
tUBlinuiii. u ure "' '"-' --.---
bill to bl present in "the senate 'with ;
the backing of the comm, j
. , AA....M,tr.m nr a fiir.nrv rFfiina
" w CIVIL 9:30 BILL
U1,x ''"" "-" j
Says Controler Wan Evasive In Statins .
Opinion of Measure: Penlten- I
tlary Money Dclajcu.
Austin, u.exas, Apru "j-y""";' "' i
Colquitt today vetoed the 9:30 closing
would be within the constitutional
limits, but when the controler was
usked about the matter, he was evasive
and rather than nave troume in j.no
future over the Interpretation of the
law, the governor says he preferred to
veto" the bill. '
Governor Colquitt announces he will
submit the measure at the special ses
sion and that the criminal bill will be
operative and will require saloons to
close at 9:S0 after July 1. ,,.,.
The governor also vetoed the "habit
ual drunkenness" bill, which provided
that habitual drunkards be committed
to the insane asylum. The attorney
general found this bill unconstitutional
and the governor acted on this view of
the matter. The governor also dis
approved the marketing bureau bill,
which sought to create a new statutory
office. He doubts the necessity for
creating of such a new office.
It was discovered today by represen
tative Hill, of Walker county, that the
senate bill; carrying an appropriation
of $450,000 for the relief of the state
penitentiary system, does not become
effective until 90" days affer adjourn
ment of the legislature.
It was generally believed that the bill
became effective at once, but a search
of the bill discloses it only received SS
affirmative votes in the house, when It
should have received 95.
This is a most serious situation, as it
leaves the penitentiary system with
out funds. The passage of this bill Is
wbat kept the governor from calling
an extra session of the legislature.
New Tork. N. Y., April IS. John
Nicholson Anhut, a lawyer, has been
indicted by the grand jury on the
charge of bribery in connection with
alleged efforts to secure the relent
of Harry K. Thaw from the Matteawan
state hospital for the criminal intane.
The charges in the true bill wora
based largely upon testimony of Dr.
John W. Russell, former superintendent
of Matteawan. who said that Anhut of
fered him $25,000 to say Thaw was
,f,Hf'f1 Aiif- lsiA
Pupils-of the Alta Vista school gave
an entertainment Friday afternoon
which was attended by many of the
patrons of the school.
Take hostility from
pense aad leave a color.
2. What
tree has the most
3. When are eyes not eyes?
4. On what side of a stein is the
5. How mai.y peas in a pint?
Answers will be found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
Rebels are Gaining Strength
And Federal Government
Has no Money.
MEXICO CITr, Mex.. April IS.
Undisguised pessimism Is man
ifested in the capital as to the
future of the Huerta government. In
neither official nor unofficial circles
are the statements of Knrique Obre
gon, commander of the Sonora insur
gents, and Venustiano Carranza, ex
governor of Coahuiia. of the probable
overthrow of Huerta. longer derided.
Witaout exception the newspapers aver
that the only hope of salvation lies
in the flotation of a loan.
Practically all of them admit that
non recognition of the present admin
istration makes this very doubtful.
The banks continue to reflect the
government's financial difficulties and
refuse to sell exchange except at ex
orbitant rates, while merchants are
raising their prices to balance the dif
ference between Mexican and foreign
That the rebels in the north rapidly
are extending their lines is indicated
by the isolation of Monterey and Sal
tfllo, the capitals respectively of Nuevo
Leon and Coahuiia. by the cutting of
the railroad at Linares between Mon
of"i,UinarSuw;yl,Setween, n
Luis Potosi and Saltlllo. Linares is re-
ported to be .occupied by the rebels.
Rash to Get Avray.
terey and xampleo ana tne main line
Tha suspension of railway traffic
has deflected the passenger Business ;
from abroad to Veracruz and Tampico. j
chiefly to the former. The Mexican i
nviwmy is running uwus in t-wv ow-
j Uons to accommodate traffic. ,
f The Ward line steamer which sailed
yesterday from Veracruz was crowded
jo JQWU Some th jreajthy
traveler had to eontant -thi
with Aiutcn us the floor of
smoking room, while others only could
be aecoauMdated tn the second cabin.
although they paid first class passage.
Many foreigners are leaving the
country in fear that anarchy will fol-
low the revolution.
Government Arm utak.
Government Arm AeaK.
The government Is using every errort
. .i-. the advance of the rebels, but
tn resist the advance of the rebels, but
the extraordinarily rapid growth of the
rebellion has brought the central gov-
urnment face to face with the moat
uriouii altllsn
which it has been
called u,on to meet It has not been
SW?W.?S: "SsSS
CouUaTxcept in threxYremrsoSIh:
rajYroad, and there are none too many
AJhn. iIh fpimanllnoo
Tne reDeia are practically in control
of the Borthern "frontier. It Is believed
ncre that Q,n. Tracy Aubuert. the fed-
eral commander, is in some clanger oi
beiOK nt 0ff at points which he is
attempting to noia along tpe xvationai
railroad. It would cause no surprise
if Monterey Is attacked. The state of
Durango Is also overrun by rebels.
Problem Worse Id South.
In the south, where it was believed
the problem had been limited to the
Zapata brothers, the strength of the
rebels has increased greatly and that
of the government correspondingly di
minished by the defection of the
rurales under the Figueroa brothers.
A new revolt under Jesus Salgado has
a big following in the state of Guer
rero. The government has sent into the
south about 2500 men, but no active
campaign against the Zapata brothers
has yet begun, possibly owing to the
efforts which are being made to ob
tain the release of Pascual Orosco. sr..
now a prisoner in the hands of Emil
iano Zapata. It Is assumed that the
Inauguration of a campaign against
these forces would be the signal for his
Town Is Sacked.
Tacambaro, in the state of Michoacan,
has been sacked by Gertrudio Sanchez,
the federal garrison retiring.
Sanchez formerly was commandant of
the rurales, and with his insurgent
command has been operating in the
state of Guerrero. Tacambaro is (5
miles to the southwest of Morelos.
The government's campaign tn the
state of Morelos has been inaugurated
By the dissolution of the legislature
and the arrest of governor Tojonar, all
the members of the legislature and the
city officials, who have been brought
on a military train to the capital and
placed at the disposition of the military
Gen. Robles, who made the arrests,
has installed himself as military gov
ernor. The charires aarainst the orls-
oners are to the effect that they are in j
rebellion and in league with Zapata.
At the opening of the legislature, the
governor's message was read. In this
he declared he would resent any in- I
frfngement on the state's right by the
central government. The message 'Was
approved by the legislature and Gen.
Robles reported the matter to Gen.
Huerta who ordered dissolution and the
El Paso Hanker Predict Sensational
Drop as Result of Failure of Gov
ernment to Maintain Stability.
El Paso bankers predict that Mexican
currency will go to 30 cents. It was
quoted at 44 20 Thursday afternoon but
dropped to 43 Friday, and little of It is
being purchased by the banks at that
price. The Mexican mining and cattle
men are taking some of the money to
meet their payrolls and cattle con
tracts, but aside from this, there is
little or no demand for the Mexican
money, and It is expected to continue
Its drop until it touches 30 cents, the
lowest in the history of the Mexican
republic, the bankers say.
It is the general opinion of the
bankers that the drop is due to the
failure of the government to maintain
the stability of the Mexican currency,
by drawing on the reserve fund, to pre
vent the rate of exchange going high
er than 32.02 Mexican money for $1
gold. This was the purpose of the gold
reserve, and the fact that the redemD-
tion was not made when the rate of I
exchange passed the $2 02 m.".rk. is tak
en as an indn ltlon that the reserve I
has been dr.in upon for turrent .r
unusual expenses. i
Manager DeHgIat Faces Serious -'-Amerieaa
Sentiment Men Demand
Work. BHt He Caa't Comply.
Douglas, Ariz April 18. Denial is
made that J. S. Douglas and S. W. Ap
plewhite, respectively president and
secretary of the Cananea Consolidated
Copper company, are held for ransom
in Mexico:
Douglas -recently was made president
and. general manager of the company.
He is a son of Dr. James Douglas, head
of the Phelps-Dodge interests in Arizona-Recent
labor troubles at Cananea
are said to have been caused by a cut
in the miners' wages, followed by man
ager Douglas's administration. He has
been threatened, it is said.
Although there is no truth In the re
ported holding of Douglas, manager,
and Applewhite for ransom, it is ad
mitted that conditions in the camp axe
very grave. Three thousand employes
have been out of employment about a
month, since the closing of the line
between Cananea and Naco. and they
demand work and full wages. The
company is unable to comply, on ac
count of the Southern Pacific's re
fusal to allow its rolling stock now
on the American side to cross the line
to carry the needed fuel supplies.
Nevertheless Douglas has offered to
put the men to work doing odd jobs
about the camo, clearing away the
wreckage of the recent battle, clean
ing up the smelter, etc.. with pay at
the rate of two pesos per day.
Labor agitators among the men have
Influenced them to refuse the offer
and continue the demand for full pay.
The company cannot accede and as
a result the anti-American feeling is
growing and threats against the life
of the manager and others are being
freely made.
Douglas has caused to be distributed
among the men more than 10.000 pesos
worth of food supplies to relieve the
present suffering.
The first news of the reported ran
som demanded for half a million was
received here yesterday by Mrs. Doug
las. The matter was referred to Amer
ican consul Simpich. who made a hur
ried trip to Naco and had a talk with
Mr. Douglas over the telephone, re
ceiving a personal denial of that story.
From other sources the appalling
conditions in Cananea became known
last night.
i T" , , ,, --, n . -
Mexlean Central Said To Re Lined Tilth
Cerjwer, Villa Reported Ta Have
Kxeeuted L.leHtcnaT.
Men's bodies hang from many tele-
Mexican Central railway below Chilraa-
reported refugees arriving here
l,a ,ti1.t RAtla tlftA fdrall ftvd
tha-i r i-r i- inn - -mm fcMM-i-"0- oactar ne uiuea now once ana ror
"1 oraatutiouatlaU- are -aam 50 Mel . nthei-w. th-tT- ,n,nt ,w.r.
participated in the execution of prison -
. ,-v.aii ttw this nnblic dlaslav ot
In a quarrei over the disposition of
j sjivcr bullion stolen from a train last
I week. Juan Dozal. a former Orozco
I whipf. was executed by order of Pancho
i .:- w ex
. vm wnose n,en held up the train
I " ". . .i... i. ....i., t
report. Dozal had joined Villa in an
expedition against the federals.
According to reports from the Oasas
?vA,.4Aa 4l.(j.t lSonj. 1 Rrutilfi
Mao cuUoSri7h;mVll groups
gata-jr ' ?-! K2232S
exte1n!Le,Jmer!c,, lumDeriBK interests
All federal regulars have
are located.
With the insurgents retaining Santa
Rosalia and Jimenez, no word has been
received from the foreign mining dis
trict of Parral, which aside from Chi
huahua city, contains the largest fed
eral force in the state. Parral and the
state capital both are cut off from com
munication by wire or rail with the
interior. ,
Ortiz Reported Captured After a Bat
tle; Parral Alxo Reported to
Have Fallen.
Somewhere between Ortiz and Santa
Rosalia, south of the city of Chihuahua,
two federal troop trains are marooned
between burned bridges. They must
fight their way out, for on either side
of them are rebel iroops attemptting
to annihilate them.
Reports received in Chihuahua
Thursday were to the effect that a
battle was in progress at Ortiz and
later it was reported that the rebels
had taken the town. However, both
railway and telegraphic communica
tion south of Chihuahua city are cut
and no definite information can be
obtained. Nor can any information
be had from the city of Parral. which
(Continued on Page Four.;
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 18. The SoRora bond issue of a m9UoB pesos will
be ready to issue uader an act of the state congress in a few days. It will
bear interest at the rate of 5 percent, subject to discount for sale purposes
of not more than 10 percent
Agents will be appointed to sell the bonds at a discretionary commission.
Fifty thousand pesos of the issue will be retired December 15 aext, aad the same
amount to be retired every six months thereafter until the whole is taken up, 10
years hence. Realizing that there is little chance of securing a sale through popu
lar subscription, the state government has- decided- to request the mining com
panies operating in Sonora to take up the amount ia lieu of federal taxes for two
years, the amount to be computed on the basis of taxes paid during the last two
years. The bonds will then be accepted by the state in payment of taxes and
duties of the companies, whkk may arise. It thus takes the form of a forced loan.
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Firebrands Clamor That
Japanese Fleet be Sent to
Coast of California.
Government Officials Re
main Friendly Wilson Is
Asked to Avert Calamity.
TOKIO. Japan. April IS. The situ
ation brought about by the Cali
fornia alien land holding- bOl is
becoming increasingly serious. A mass
meeting today composes cor tne most
part of lrreponsiMe people demanded
the most extreme measures of retalia
tion by Japan. During the gathering
the singing of war songs aroused the
feelings of many of the lower classes
who were present.
Suggest Seizure of Islands.
Anonymous writers in. the news
papers give an outline of plans for the
seizure of the Philippines and Hawaii
and at the same time denounce the
Japanese government's submissive at
titude. It is said the changed condi
tions in Japan make it impossible fcr
the government to restrain the news
papers and the lower classes.
Urge Fleet to California.
At the great mass meeting of pro
test last night there was an anti
American outburst. Deputy Matsumura
urged the dispatch of a Jpanese fleet
to California as a first step toward es
tablishing Japanese on an absolute
equal footing in the United States.
M. Miyake. an editor of the Japan
Times deprecated the constant visits
here of American peace apostles "when
their own country Is in urgent need of
the principles of justice and human
ity." Other fiery orators insisted that the
question between Japan and America
rejjee would lead at last to the arbitra
ment of war.
Twenty thousand people listened to
the remarks of the firebrands, who ap-
parently are engineering a campaign
to mold public opinion in Japan.
Government Is Friendly.
On the other hand government circles
are showing a friendly spirit.
Hamilton Wright Mabie, of Ne-
Tork; Dr. Peabody and John L. Mott,
secretary of the international "commit
tee of the Voting Men's Christian
association, were! the guests today at a
luncheon given by baron No bosk i
Makino, the foreign minister, at which
some of the most prominent Japanese
and Americans were present. A verv
cordial feeling prevailed.
Shortly after the luncheon Messrs.
Mabie, Peabody and Mott and a num
ber of representative Japanese Chris
tians and Amor leans met at the resi
dence of count Shlgenohu Oleoma, for
mer premier and minister of foreign
affairs. Count Okuma. delivered a
speech during which he said the
diplomacy, the courts and commercial
men were helpless aad that only the
Influence of Christianity remained.
Otherwise, he declared, wax was im
pending. Mr. Mott agreed, ia replying that the
influence of Christianity was now su
perlative, i
Implore Action by AVIIson.
Dispatches were sent by the meeting
to president Wilson and others implor
ing them to use all their influence on
Christians and thoughtful people to
avoid a calamity.
Movement CeQAldered Dangerous.
The Japanese government considers
the anti-Japanese movement in Cali
fornia as most dangerous.
In the event of the passage of the
California alien land holding law
through both houses of the legislature
Japan will issue an imperial ordinance
enforcing in Japan, the anti land owner
ship bill of 1910.
The foreign land ownership bill
passed by the Japanese diet in March.
1910 prohibits foreigners except under
certain restrictions from owning land
in Japan and they may not own land
at all in Saghalien. Formosa. Sokkaido
or the fortified zones. This law has
never yet been officially promulgated.

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