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Dr. Charles K Parkhurst Is One of The Herald's Exclusive Writers
Leased Wire
Fair tonight and Friday.
Thursday Evening,
November 27, 191312 Pages
Decision Is Not Reached on
the Number of Regional
ASHTNGTON, D. C, Nov. 27.
Thanksgiving day was spent
by the senate Democrats bard
at work In conference on tbe adminis
tration bill, with geared up legislative
machinery moving at a rapid rate. Tbe
conference -made such" progress that
the currency leaders declared the bill,
with possibly one section excepted,
would be ready for consideration by
the Ecnate when the conference fin
ished Its evening session.
Regional Not Decided.
In the absence of senator Hitchcock.
no one presented the amendments he
and the five Republicans of the com
mittee had framed, and tbe conference
sped through section after section, en
dorsing the Owen-Glase bill practically
without change. Senator O'Gorman,
who aided senator Owen in presenting
the bill to the conference, predicted
that with the exception of the section
fixing the number of regional reserve
banks, the bill would be completed to
day. The number of banks has not been
decided on and was passed over at the
reauest of Georsria senators, who feared
that Atlanta might be handicapped if I
a regional bank were created: in some
other southern city, probably New Or
leans. Keeaa to Bat Turkey.
The conference accepted the Owen
provisions by which the new regional
banks would be capitalized by sub
Mibscription by national banks and
fey which the banks would be con
trcled by the member banks electing
six out of nine directors. About ne-
fourth of the blUjgjjjwnlg:
the senators to get hurried Tnwtks-'5-
glving dinners.
Three Feasible Deflections.
Senator Lane, of Oregon, has so far
declined to go into tbe conference, and
senator Newlands, while attending the
conference, has an original plan which
be intends to press on the floor of the
The deflection of three Democrats
might imperil the majority in the sen
ate if the Republican lines hold.
Demand Immediate Action.
Immediate action on currency legis
lation is demanded? said senator Sim
mons, "to relieve the uncertainty that
exists throughout the business world.
There has been a cessation of activity
in many lines of business because con
gress has not yet made clear its In
tention as to currency revision. "We
have determined to act at once and
without further delay than may be
nescessary for honest debate."
"The senate has no right to hold up
II1C UUMUC U; IIIC Wlivtj, ..a.u w.-
ator Jones, another who took part in J
- m. .. .-.... .Jaw ,j4a 1
"ici itmv .w j. v ... ,
tne cunipiwcT. luc "Tw.,Z ' branch and the national head
action at once on currency legislation. ,,.,artPrs ot the American Red Cross
Will Seek Karly Vote. j were still pending. The Herald sent a
It was virtually agreed in confer- message to the president as follows:
ence that a vote would be asked for I Hundreds of wounded of both sides
whenever there comes a lull in ths in yesterday's" battle are without ade
speechmakmg in the senate. i nuate care or surgical attentions El
Wilson to See Football Game. r t"o surgeons and nurses are ready to
As president Wilson Intends to leave
early tomorrow for New York to spend
part of the day with friends and go "to
the army ana navy tootoaii game &at
urdav, he had two engagements today
at his office. He had a long talk with
"Win. F. MeCombs. chairman of the
Democratic national committee, and a
conference with sir William Tyrrell,
private secretary to sir Edward Gray,
the British foreign secretary.
With McCombs the president dis
cussed politics in general and prelim
inary campaigns. About sir William's
visit white house officials made no
(imraent During his stay here sir
William has seen president Wilson
twice before and they .have exchanged
information on Mexico.
Drunken Man Is Last
To Bid Salvation Armij
Head Farewell at Pier
New York, Nov 27. General Brant
well Booth, head of the Salvation
Army, sailed yesterday for England
A drunken man was the last to shake
his hand. General Booth took the
trembling hand extended toward him.
'God bless you. brother." he said.
"Stop drinking and serve God."
Two thousand Salvation Army mem
bers escorted their commander to the
wharf. With general Booth sailed the
staff that accompanied him on this, his
first visit to America.
"I had a very pleasant meeting with
mv brother, BallingCbn." he said, "and
I hope to see him in England next sum
mer Since that meeting it has been
shown that although the Salvation
Army and Volunteers of America will
probably never actually consolidate,
thev jfll work band in hand for a com
mon salvation of men."
WASHOPSOfi, D. C, Nov. 2j. The fourth annual Pan-American Thanksgiv
ing eeteteft&pn, "with its attendant mass, a service of thankful unity be
tween the United" States and the 21 latin-American republics, was observed
here today.
President WSaoc, secretary Bryan and a number of other cabinet officers, all
the diplomats from latin-America, chief justice White and other public officials
St, Patrick's &urch was decorated with American-latin American flowers. A
dove of peace folding in its beak the flag of the United States and of the Pan
American wn,jnbolized the peace of the western hemisphere. Cardinal Gibbons'
was prescMt,
Right Re 2Mtrles W. Currier, bishop of Matanzas, vho preached the sermon,
dedfired war s afetural enemy of order and therefore of that which is eood and
Volunteer American Physi
cians and Nurses Take Tip
the Relief Work.
CONTRIBUTIONS of money and sur-
glckl supplies especially, and also
food, bedding and clothing, will
be gladly recelyed by the volunteer
physicians and nurses who are caring
for tbe wounded in Juarez temporary
hospi&ts. Drs. Miller. Ramsey and Bull
will be responsible for the, proper use
of money and supplies, and The Her
ald will gladly forward td them any
contributions that mcy be sent to this
office. Yesterday Judge P. H. Clarke
sent S5, and S. H. Sutherland $1; all
contributions will be acknowledged as
received, and turned over to the proper
Woman's Charity Quickly Aids.
Upon learning of the urgent need In
Juarez of surgical supplies, utensils
and food, the "Woman's Charity associa
tion of EI Paso at once tenaered the
services of its trained workers and
sought to enlist nurses for the volun
teer work in the improvised hospitals.
Learning from the physicians just what
things are most imperatively needed,
the Woman's Charity at once arranged
to send over the necessary things, and
will rely upon the charitably and hu
manely inclined people of El Paso to
reimburse the Charity for the extra
ordinary expenditures thus incurred.
Members of the executive board wilt
today circulate lists for the special'
subscriptions which they aonfidently
expect to secure. Contributions sent
to The Herald may be specially desig
nated for the Woman's Charity If de
sired, or directly fcr the volunteer
American hogpital servicecorjis 4n
'' Red Cross Cannot Act.
Owing to the conditions under which
the Red Cross must work, it Is likely
that no aid can be eXDected from that
source under existing circumstances.
The federals have not officially asked r
for aid, and the rebels do not wish to 1
send their wounded over here to be I
)a19 t1a,. ,,.,.Aat .in. rln T I
wish to consent to the estab-
UBuiub ui ueuuoi gniiuu ill
Juarez under the American Red
Cross flag. They ask for ihelp in car
ing for the wounded, but the only way
m which the help can be extended
without further delay appears to be by
means of volunteer service in a wholly
informal manner, rendered in Juarez.
El Pasoans who feel Inclined to help ,
succor the wounded may be sure that I
the need is great and that the funds f
win De wisely conservea xor tne Dene
fit of the very needy. So far as pos
sible, the federal wounded will be
helped equally with the rebels, where
ever found.
"Washington Dispatches. '
TVnilo nAtrAtlntinn. notirAiin tha iT.l
" -. .. ... ..., w v . .. -.. ...v ..
volunteer their services, but there is
no money for surgicar supplies, shelter.
bedding, clothing, and food, needed to
care for so large a number. A
Ti uid dollars from the Red Cross
would meet urgent need3. As official
head of the Red "Cross can you not
take steps to have this fund made im
mediately available, even though It
mean a departure from usual routine of
the Red Cross In behalf of these poor
The reply seems to indicate a mis
conception at Washington of the real
points in issue or else there is some
misunderstanding on the part of ths
TU Paso branch of the Intention of the
national headquarters. The message
to The Herald received late Wednesday
afternoon reads
American Red Cross Reply.
"Washington. D. C Nov. 26. Before
receipt of your telegram, referred to
the Red Cross by the president, Dr
"" F Braden, secretary of the Red
Cross chapter of El Paso, was author
ized to act for the Red Cross in relief
of wounded Mexicans both sides, and
to draw on the Red Cross for the neces
sary funds.
"American Red Cross."
The phrase "wounded Mexicans both
sides" came erectly as quoted, and It
i not clear whether it means "both
sides of the river.' or "both federals
and Constitutionalists."
"ftl view of all thft rlreilm;ijm"j ft
wrnllri 9ppm as if funds- from the TaI V
Cross might be made available for the
care of the wounded in Juarez, with
"' T complying strictly with all the
r -1. formalities. But the situation
calls for immediate action, and appa
rently that can be had only through
the voluntary contributions of El Piso
citizens to this very worthy and hu
mane cause '
(Irtrnnir.Intr Volunteer Corps.
Dr V. P. Miller. 501 Caoles buildintr. I
(Continued on page five, column three)
ncuuuni i lun
XJASHINGTON, D. G, Nov.,27. Pancho Villa will be more latgely responsible for the recognition of the
"Constitutionalists1' by the United States, than any other man, if this recognition is given to the rebels. It seems
possible now that this will be forthcoming " ' ' I .'
It is suggested that onev import of the rebel victory by Villa at Juarez would be to 'bring into greater prominence the
question of recognition by the United States of Venustiano Carranza's "Constitutionalists" as the de facto gbvernment
of northern Mexico. Now that Carranza can claim that his party is in practical physical possession of all of the northern
states of Mexico, it is said he will comply with the further requirements of international law by setting up a permanent
capital at Hermosillo or Magdalena and completing the organization of his provisional government.
This question is said to have been discussed by Dr. William Bayard Hale in his recent conferences with Carranza
and Senor Escudero. It was then rather hypothetical, as the .federals were in great force in the state of Chihuahua.
insurgents in Tlaxcala Ex-
haust. Ammunition and
Are Forced to Retreat.
A "KTA'PTTT'T? Tr,Tr,T4"E,'D AT .
--' UlXlJIiiS. X JiilJ tXLRt
EXICO CITY. Mex Nov. 27.
Over 50 rebels were killed yes
terday in battles between a
body of federal troops under CoL Agui
lar and 400 rebels In Tlaxcala, accord
ing to advices received at the war of
fice. The rebels had committed depre
dations recently. For over an hour
they resisted the attack, but were fin
ally driven in the direction of San
Andres Ctfamilpa,,where they -made a
After another stubborn fight, the
rebels fell back on the town of San
Diego and , dispersed only when their
ammunition was exhausted.
Fiftythree bodies of rebel soldiers
are said to have been found on the bat
tle fields, while the federal loss is re
ported as having been insignificant.
Federals- Are Ambushed.
A column of federal troops com
manded by Gen. Rubio Kavarrete was
ambushed yesterday by a strong body
of rebels near Santa Cruz, while mov
ing from Monterey toward Cuidad Vic
toria. The federals were caught in a
ravine by the rebels, who poured in a
heavy rifle fire from the hillside.
The rebel troops were eventually
driven off. leaving some 70 dead ori the
field The federal commander admitted
that 20 of his men were killed.
, Rebels Sack Town In Puebla.
j Another rebel force sacked the town
'of-San Dlonoso, in the state of Puebla.
They did not even spare the church
which .they looted after killing the
bacrlstan. Such a thing is unusual,
churches and priests generally being
respected by the raiders.
A dispatch from San Luis Potosi to
El Pasoans Flock Over Mexican Battlefield b7g. a. Martini
Hundreds Inspect the, Ground Where the Late Battle Was Fought, Inspect the Trenches, See the Reb
els, Get Glimpses at a Few Dead, Carry Off Souvenirs and See How IVar Is Coaducted.
F-rTOfDREDS of EljPasoans visited
" the scene of the federal-rmel
conflict for the possession of
I Jnarez, durIn& the afternoon of "Wed
nesday, svery corner or the field
where battle raged Monday and Tues
day form the left wing at Bauche on
the northwest. across the entire
length of the rebel line, to a point a
mile east of Mesa, was explored. Like
wise, all the country occupied bj the
federals in the two days' fighting, was
gone over, inspected and discussed. It
was a great sightseeing tour, person
ally conducted by each tourist
Wednesday morning passes were re
quired, the "Constitutionalist" officers
In Juarez said, to get south of Juarez,
but after Americans waited from fif
teen minutes to an hour to getgtthe
coveted passes, none were tffcSfffec
costed from the time they dfHntl
thev returned, by anv r-iel ocrteisi ir
authority to traverse the road or"fR
spect the battlefield In the afterojtten
110 passes were requested. . jgery
American who made applicationKlhe
Jefatura, was told to "go," arm Hrtwo
or three o'clock. 200 automobHes'were
on the scene of the late conflict It
was a holiday for CI Pasoans, it
sotrned, men ar! women and even
children many mothers carrying babes
Man Who Quits Wife to
Join the Army Patriot
and. Not Home Deserter
Springfield. J1L. Nov. 27. A married
man who leaves his wife to join the
United States army is a patriot and not
a wife deserter, according to a rnllne-
Ty Jo4e-16ftJgfiton"3h'' thSrSanga7nan
circuit court.
Judge Cralghton ruled ,that Mrs.
Alice Sidener must change her bill for
divorce from "William F. Sidener tQ-say
that Sidener "left" "her to join the army
instead of "deserted." ' -
"A man cannot be charged with .de
sertion because he Joins the army,"
Judge Craighton, observed, "that Is a
patriotic act
day says trains axe running ;as far
north as Vanegas, where the federial
troops are concentrated. Communica
tion, however, is Interxupted further
north, where the rebels are reported to
have dynamited some trains and art
still In command ofHhe railroad .
Hermosillo, Son, Mex, Nov. 27.
Gen. Rlveres, of SInaloa, has notified
American counsul Hostetler that he
had dispatched a special messenger to
Rosario to order full protection for the
Tajo Mining company property there,
which is owned by Americans. It had
been reported at Washington that the
insurgent officials had demanded 5,000
pesos from the American officers of the
Dallas. Tex.. Nov. 27. Blanket trans
nortation for local companies of the
Texas National Guard have been de-
posited in Dallas banks by the united
State war department, it I3 declared.
The purpose of arranging tor trans
portation was not made known. It was
said to be sufficient to provide for
quick movement of the guardshen in
an emergency.
1 Mexico City. Mex Npv. 27. Sir XJon
el Carden, the British minister, has
sent notification to all British subjects
to register at the lpgation In pursu
ance of the olan cr defence In 11 t-cs-sible
emergency. Danish reaiJjnn, vho
are so represented here diplomatically,
were likewise invited to 'enrol. A
similar step was taken by the Coban
Burlington, Vt, Nov. 27. Movement
of the 10th regiment of cavalry toward
the Mexican border began yesterday
with the departure of Z, liooo for Fort
Apache, Ariz. The. remainder, of the
regiment will deDart from Fort- Ethan
Allen for border posts by December 5. J
in their arras were on the battle
field. Much to Intercut.
They stared in wonderment or car
iosity at the small bands of rebel guard
encountered along the. railroad, ap
plauded or exchanged salutes with the
rebel commands they would meet on
the road all rebels were heading
for Juarez as fast as they could get
In and when a rebel train pulled np
at Mesa, after a day's work to the
south. Interring tbe dead, to take
on board a couple of corpses, the train
was soon surrounded by curious Amer
icana Loading the Corpses.
Occasionally there was an exclama
tioW' from some of Xhf assembled Amer
ican women as the stolid faced rebels
passed along the line of snectators
with the stiffened corpses of the menM
who had died with theirhands tied: to
gether. One had a great, gaping wound
in the side of his face the left side.
Both were as stiff as a telephone pole.
Thev were dragged out from beneath
a pile of hay, where a number of un
tethered, unsaddled and unbridled
horses were nibbling. Close by. a small
F-roui of men left in charge of a stack
of captured rifles, were cooking some
fresh beef and rolling tortillas: all
around laid the freshly picked bonea o
mm if Tunc
1 1
Threat Is Made to Open Oil Tanks, Set Them Ablaze and
Float the Burning Fluid Down 'the River if Mexican
Gunboat Does Not Leave; United States Ship
to Be Sent to Prevent Rebel Threat
Being Carried Out.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 27. So Jong as the garrison at Tampico is aided
by the guns of the Mexican warship Bravo, which is anchored in the
river just off Fiscal pier, there
10 capture ana noia me city,
But they might easily devastate
made yesterday to shoot at the oil tanks and fire the oil, estimated at 100,000
barrels, let it blow down the river and burn the city- Should the tanks up-river
be fired, the floating flame would be carried into the heart of the city, destroy
all shipping and probably a fin .portion of -the town. They threaten to do this
unless the gunboat is removed.
That-the rebels will carry out their threats is regarded by some of the
officials here as by no means improbable, although foreigners owning' property
in the neighborhood of Tampico are depending upoa the promises of the rebels
not to molest the wells or tanks.
"Washington, D. C, Nov. 27.r-;WMle rear admiral Fletcher has obtained formal
pledges from the "Constitutionalist" general Agnilar that there shall be no inter
ference with foreign oil properties about Tuxpam, there is' some concern as to
whether 'that is broad enough to cover the rather critical situation at Tampico.
-k 40 fcu.uuxub f. uib 4ur t ubMaAhAJu.&Ab
of the "Constitutionalists" near Tampico that would threaten actual destruction of ; ating in the Guerrero district of west
the oil tanks at that port. Though no specific instructions have been given to ; em Chihuahua, win "move on the capital
the American naval commanders, they are expected to act on their own discretion
in protecting the properties.
The real danger, if any existed, would lie in interference with the pipe lines
running 25 miles into the interior, from Tampico. Naval officers estimate that it
would require a small army to protect the wells and pipe lines. The lifting
of a cap from one of the gushers and the ignition of the rushing streams of oil
might carry widespread disaster down
freshly killed beef; the unskinned
heads of the same animals, the half
burned railroad ties that had afforded
fires for the rebel army while it was
awaiting their approach or fighting the
federals after they had arrived.
The Man in the Helmet.
On top of one of the cars nlajeaticallv
stood a tall, raw boned mountaineer,
two cartridge belts full of ammunition
over his shoulders and a high, blue
helmet on his head, a gold spike stick
ing out of the helmet's top looking for
all the world like the dress helmet of a
United iStates infantryman in the -days
before the Spanish-American war, when
the olive drab had not come into use
as the uniform of Uncle Sam's soldiers.
Men tn shirt sleeves, men in blue denim,
in khaki, in nondescript dress of every
character, wafked about the tops of the
cars. All carried heavy belts of am
munition. Each man bad a rifle and
many also carried big revolvers. The
rebel ammunition supply did not seem
to have suffered.
Captured Federal Cannun.
On the back end of the train were
two flat cars. On these were mounted
six small field pieces and their am
munition caissons, captured in the bat
tle the day previous These had been
(Continued on Page 6, Column 1.
appears to be little chance for the rebels
the entire region by cznyina out a threat
uiar, uitie id j.xbrbA-& uau&L u auy iL,m.y
to the coast.
Rear admiral Fletcher, it is expected,
wfli undertake steps to get into communication-
with insurgent leaders near
j pledges given by Gen. Aguilar.
Xhe navy department delayed dis
patches today reporting rear admiral
Fletcher's arrival at Tampico and also
the arrival of theBriUsh cruiser Suffolk
with rear admiral Crad dock, riothing
new was reported in the situation.
xt -nir --, vt -.
Veracruz. Mejt jhov. 27. The sttua-
uon at iampico was unchanged this
morning, according to a report received
here from Clarence A. Miller, United
States consuL
A long code message from John Lind
and rear admiral Fletcher to tie secre
tary was received at the American con
sulate here by naval wireless this morn
ing and was at once forwarded to "Washington.
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Nov. 27. A corps of lancers for service against the
rebels in the north, was authorized today, and two officers were commis
sioned to raise these troops. War department officials believe the lance
will prove more effective than the saber. - - -
Leader Determined to Press
His Campaign Against
Enemy Just Defeated.
Advantage of Recent Victory
Over the Federals to Be
Pressed at Once.
N to Chihuahua!" is the aew
et slogan of the "CoBstku
uonafet" array m Juarez.
Gen. Pancho Villa's "Constitution
alist" army of 6000 men, flushed with
. its recent victory near Juarez over the
federal army of Chihuahua, will move
out of Juarez and march against Chi
huahua city Friday, or Saturday at the
latest according to annouacexnent made
Thursday morning by the rebel leader
himself. One thousand men, under the
command at Gen. Agnlrre Benavides,
jwlr Sett to garrison" Juarez. ,
Will Make Immediate Advance, j
"It 1 60 not hear bv Priiiav i.(l.t
I that the esemy is again coming north- x
warn, a wm sena my army against he
state capital immediately." said Gn."
Villa. "I believe thai the fHlcnh hn
j were defeated Tuesday at Tierra Blanca
nave oy tnis time reachd Chihuahua,
but it is not impossible that, hemmed
in as they are. they will make another
sally northward.
To Meet Federals or Take ChlkaahHa.
n case this happens, my army will
be leaving bore by Friday nieht to meet
the enemy. If tbe Huertistae hav not
coma north by tomorrow night. I will
move against the capital; and: this time
we will not relinquish the siege until
the city is In our hands.
Fight To Be Brief and Deceive.
"This time the light will be brief. I
believe. With the artillery wei have
captured from the federals. i will be
a comparatively easy matter to hammer
their' fortifications in the capital to
pieces. If they choose to come out
side fine city to fight us. the task will
oe ail tne more simple, tor it has
j 0 thSrTta o.apln'ftei5' "" eaS
May Lead to City of Mexico,
"What will we do When Chihuahua, is
ours? That is too far in the future
to say. The way to the city of Mexico
will be more open than ever before.
will It not?"
Overland and by train. Gen. VHlajs
troops wQI depart from, Juarex. With
his own brigade, known as the "Cuerpo
de Gilla," which is always In the van
guard, he wHl lead the expedition south.
With him will go Gens. Maclovlo Har
rera. Enrique Kodrlguez, and Rosallo
Hernandez, each commanding a column
of men. The problem of sufficient roll
ing stock to carry his; forces has bees
greatly lessened by the capture of four
federal -trains In tbe recent three day
battle below the border. It Is prob
able that the majority of the troops
will be taken south by train. The rest,
cavalry, will ride to the capital.
To Attaclz From Three Sides.
Chihuahua will be assaulted from
three directions according to the rebel
eoirmandermchief, providing the fed
erals remain in the city Col. Julio
1 , , 1 ..-. A 7. .v. AKM..
by way of the Mexican North Western
railway, striking the city from the
west. "Villa's army will strike from the
north, while 3009 rebels under Gen.
Manuel Chao, who are located around
Santa Rosalia, will move up from the
South. It is estimated that nearly
16,600 men can be concentrated by the
Chihuahua rebel chieftain for the siege
of the capital.
In Better Shape now for Attack.
'ThatTVilla is better prepared this
time to assault Chihuahua than he was
during the siege of the capita! two
weeks ago is. the opinion of his officers.
He will be able to put at least SS can
non in the field against the -federals
now. 10 more than he had in the first
Just how manv Fejerals can be gath-
; ,., !5,L..iAtn2L .V.nJUE?J.rt
ffiSM STS?t?"
that not more than 5000 men at the
most are available, a plentiful supply
nt ammunition is said 10 be the only
' advantage that the Federals posses.
' in thi respect, thougi. Villa is better
, "ff than he was before the recent bat
tie. In which he capturdfx
thousands of
rounds of rifle ammiultw
Sn. as well as
Has Right Sic Csune-a.
Bight heay cannon, one of them
mounted on a flat car and protected by
an armored turret which can b swung
in any direction, compose the main
item in the spoils of war that fall Into
(Continued on page five, fourth col.)

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