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ASSOCIATED PRESS EL PASO, TEXAS, Leased Wire DAT AXD WIGHT REPORTS. WEATHER FORBCAST. Fair tonight and tomorrow. Tuesday Evening, December 9, 1913 12 Pages TWO SECCTOJfS TODAT. REBE LS OUTWIT FEDERALS: BOARD GUN! H ERMAC I BOAT, DISABLING FORTIFY MEXICO CITY, Mex., Dec. 9. The rebels under Gen. Candido Agnilar, in the virnity of Tuxpam, scored a success, over the federal troops there yes terday by slipping around the edge of the town and boarding the gunboat Tuxpam while the federal troops were not looking, disabling her machinery and guns and getting away with a quantity of dynamite. According to the story reaching the federal capital, the trick of the rebels was due to "carelessness on the part of the federals." The gunboat was stationed some distance above the town to observe the movements and to menace the rebels. The latter got a gasoline launch, manned it with 20 men and boarded the gun hfcat while she was in charge of a small crew, which they overpowered. FOUR KILLED AT MORENGI; EXPLOSION IN RESERVOIR MORENCI, Ariz., Dec. 9. 'Four men were killed and three injured here late Monday afternoon by the pre mature explosion of a charge of powder which had been put in the pit for the new Arizona Copper com pany .reservoir. The bodies of the dead have not yet been found. The charge was a large one, including 1 0 cans of black powder and a quantity of dynamite, and was the last one to be used before the completion of the excavation work. m I THA W'S SANITY WILL BE DECIDED BY U. S. COURT OJINAGA; lllllt IN FULL CH HI CtilHII Is Administering Affairs of State From the Govern mental Palace. yiLLA NAMES NEW CIVTL GOVERNOR EN. PANCHO VIJJjA has taken up his residence in ahe governor's palace at Chihuahua and la di recting military and ciril affairs of the state -from, this place, according to word received in Juarez Tuesday by "Constitutionalist" military author ties. Meager news of the occupation of the capital by Villa's army has been sent to Juarez on account of the de stroyed telegraph line between Sauz and the state capital. Sauz is 18 miles north of Chihuahua and is the souther most point of communication by wire from Juarez. Mounted couriers car ry messages to and from this place to the capital. A telegraph operator has been sta tioned at Sauz and transmits all mes sages from' Gen. Villa to the border. These messages have to be carried overland from Chihuahua to the send ing point. Telegrams sent from Juarez also have to be "relayed" by courier at Sauz. On this account, only important messages are transmitted over the -wires and few details of events fol lowing the occupation of the capital by Villa's army on Monday have been received in Juarez. Lack of copper wire has delayed the repairing of the line into Chihuahua. Juarez rebel au thorities are purchasing wire in El Paso to send south on the first train to complete the repairing of the line to the capital. Homes .Looted by Federals. Americans arriving here from Chi huahua by automobile say that many homes were looted by federal volun teers from the division under Gens. Orozco, Salazar and Rojas, before the evacuation of the city last Sunday veek. Provisions were confiscated from a number of stores and cattle were taken from ranches near the city. The stock was slaughtered, it is said, in the main plaza and the entrails left in the streets. A New Governor. "While not formally removed, Fed erico Hoye, governor pro tern, is not performing the duties of his office, it is reported. Sylvestre Terrazas, editor of a Spanish paper here, is said to have been appointed civil governor by Villa. Terrazas accompanied Villa when the rebel leader left Juarez last week. He is acting In an advisory capacity to Villa, who virtually tends to all the Important civil as -well as military business. Good Order Maintained. Perfect order was maintained by the rebels who entered the city, say the Juarez authorities. Quarters were found for the men in private residences that had been abandoned by their own ers. Citizens of Chihuahua received the rebels with open arms, it is said, and are planning a celebration in honor of Gen. Villa. More than 3000 men, including the command of Gen. Manuel Chao, are quartered in the state capi tal now. according to figures furnished ly rebel officials across the river. Rebel Army Disappears. What has become of the rebel ad vance guard under Gen. Maclovio Her rera and Gen. Rosalio Hernandez? This force, comprising some 3500 men, left Juarez four days before Villa, but nev tr entered the capital, according to re liable reports. Trace of the division, so far as the public is concerned, was lost after it reached Moctezuma last Thursday. The general opinion in Jaurez is that this advance guard was sent across country to try to intercept the federals under Gen. Mercado and there are ru mors that the rebel force and some of Mercado's men have been fighting in the -. icinitj of Falomir, 80 miles from Ojinaga. Juarez military officials claim to know nothing of the matter. Xo Trains South, "Vet. No definite information as to when trains will be run to Chihuahua from Juarez is available. This depends, says Oen Benavides. on orders from Gen. Villa Xo trains are due to leave Tu' sda and it is likelv that none will 1 y - sent south before Tnursdav. Tele- j grapnic communication, direct to Chi- 1 CONCORD, N. H., Dec 9. nidge Edgar Aldrich ruled today that the men tal condition of Harry K. Thaw must he determined in tie federal courts. The court's announcement was made at the hearing on Thaw's petition to he admitted to hail. "The constitutional questions involved in this case," added judge Aldrich, "are of such importance that I shall n ot pass on them -myself, but shall for ward them as promptly as possible to the supreme court of the United States.'' The constitutional questions are co ncerned with Thaw's extradition, his status in New York and his status in N ew Hampshire. it vie n nnn I r I Si ri 111 si U AL bo Rescue Crews Double Their Efforts to Reach Maroon ed Thousands. MANY ARE PERCHED ON TOP OF HOUSES H OUSTOX, Tex Dec. 0. Victims of the Brazos river flood up to noon today included 163 persons, the majority of them negroes. Rescue crews doubled their efforts today to reach the thousands of marooned per sons menaced by starvation and death. Illght motor boats carried food to flood victims perched on roofs or im prisoned In cotton gin buildings, while larger craft made their tray throngh the bottoms carrying refugees to con centration camps. The crest of the flood nearing the gulf, appeared today to be in Fort Bend county. REFUGEES CROSSING THE LIME Great Suffering On Desert Trek ut No Deaths Rebe quentjy On Party, Addin Terrors Of the Hegira huahua Fr From Chi Is Fire r To Resolution In House Urges Action on Report of Lobby Probe. COMMITTEE FLAYS THE MANUFACTURERS W Most Artistic Liar in the World Drowns in River, in Arizona Phoenix. Ariz., Dec. 9. News of the drowning of Joe Mulhatton, which oc curred at Kelvin last Friday, has brought to mind the fact that for years he was regarded as the biggest and most artistic liar in the United States. He was proud of that reputation. Thirty years ago Mulhatton was traveling out of Louisville for a whole sale hardware house. In his spare moments he would invent wild and weird yarns which he would telegraph to the leading papers of the country. Invariably his yarns had an air of plausibility and dozens of them were published. Usually they were about some cataclysm of nature. Once Mulhatton sent east a story of tjie falling of a gigantic meteorite near the Ripsey mine, in Pinal county. It had buried several Mexicans, accord ing to Mulhatton, and 24 hours later was so hot that no one could get with in half a mile of it. The story was published under his name by a New York editor who supposed that Mnl hatton's reputation for veracity was known to the whole world. But some Harvard professors accepted the story as truth and came to Arizona to in vestigate. No other case is on record of his yerns having caused anyone inconven ience. He said that he invented them to amuse himself and entertain the public In business affairs his word was as good as his bond. Dares Woman to Stab Him; She Plunges a Knife Into His Heart Baltimore. Md., Dec. 9. Baring his chest and handing a pocketknife to a woman companion, Joseph Myers known in sporting circles as "Buffalo"' Myers, dared her to stab him. The woman drove the knife into the man's heart, helped him to the street and then fled. Myers died shortly afterward in a hospital. Mj ers and the woman were seated at a table m a restaurant when he made tne aare ASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 9. A resolution to determine wheth er representative ilcJDermott, of Illinois, has not been guilty of "dis graceful and dishonorable conduct, rendering him unworthy of remaining as a member of the house, was intro duced in the house today following the reading of majority and minority reports of the committee's lobby in vestigation. Another resolution re quests the house to determine whether the National Association of Manufac turers and Its agents have not been guilty of contempt. Criticise McDermott's Acts. Results of the house loboy investiga tion by a committee, headed by repre sentative Garrett of Tennessee, were made public in two rejJorts, the ma jority report signed by Democrats and Republicans alike, and a supplemental report filed by representative McDon ald, of Michigan. The majority made no recommenda tions but declared that representative McDermott, of Illinois, had been guilty of acts of grave impropriety, unbecom ing the dignity of his position, though "we cannot say that he has been cor rupt in his votes." The majority report also held that McDermott. having intimate relations with I. H. McMichael, former chief page of the house, knew that M. M. Muihall, a "lobbyist for the National Association of Manufacturers" and the American Federation of Labor engaged In political activities and expended money to effect nominations and elec tions of the members of the house of representatives. Representative McDermott who agreed with the majority findings, de clared that congress had fallen some what from its high estate in the esti mation of the American people. He made recommendations for legislative reforms. Definition of a Lobby. The main conclusions of the majority define a lobby as "person or body of (Continued on page two, column three) MARFA, Tex., Dec. 9. As far as the eye could reach from Presidio today, there stretched out over the desert south of Ojinaga, Mexico, opposite Presidio, the straggling end of the Mexican federal army and the civilians who fled from Chihuahua to safety on the United States border. It was expected that the refugees would continue to arrive at Ojinaga all day. It is declared that none of the refugees died on the way, but many are ill from exposure and poor food. Between 200 and 300 refugees crossed the Rio Grande into Presidio at 9:30 today. More are expected during the day. American consul James I. Long, from Parral, came to Marfa today. Judge W. W. Bogel and sheriff Chas tain went to Presidio today to investigate sanitary conditions. . FEDERALS FORTIFY OJINAGA. The federal troops, including the most important federal generals in the north, 'continued their work of fortif ying the village of Ojinaga today. This, taken with the fact that Gen. Ynez Salazar, immediately on his arrival, communi cated with Mexico City, indicated that the federals, intend to .make, a defence on the border, at least until they can receive orders from the Huerta government. J Food supplies, of which the federals were in great need, will be sent across the border, but the United States of ficials have been instructed to guard closely against any infraction of the neutrality law. Just how many refugees are in the party b not known. Some couriers say there are only a few hundred, others say thousands. Gen. Luis Terrazas and party have not yet reached the border. They are being guarded by Pascual Orozco's command, and Orozco is in personal charge. The troop of cavalry at Marathon has been sent to Marfa in place of the Marfa troops, which was summoned to join the troop at Presidio. It is asserted by a rebel agent here that a man who crossed from Ojinaga yesterday to Presidio to buy food supplies, claiming to be a Chihuahua mer chant, was in reality the federal paymaster, and that he had but $ 1 0 with him. The civilians who endured the hardships of the eight-day march from Chihuahua, mostly on foot, rather than face the invasion of Chihuahua city by the rebels, are to be allowed to cross. They will be taken 50 miles by automobiles and wagons to Marfa, thence by train to El Paso and other cities. STORY OF HARDSHIP. The story brought by the refugees was that they left Chihuahua on three trains, hoping to cover the distance to Falomir, the end of the uncompleted railroad, about a third of the way across the desert, but that a short distance out of the city, their train was wrecked. All then had to start the journey on foot, the federals first dynamiting the engines and burning more than 1 00 cars to prevent their falling into the hands of the rebek, who pursued. The refugees assert that rebel troops followed them a great part of the way and that there was almost constant fighting between the federals guard ing the refugees and rebel bands. Whether the rebeles were small bands from the Ojinaga section or a part of Villa's army which left the Mexican Central between Juarez and Chihuahua and headed for Ojinaga, is not yet known. U. S. ARMY READY FOR WAR; GENERAL OFFICERS ASSIGNED w ASHINGTON , D. C. Dec 9. The army war college, it was authoritatively learned today, has completed plnas for the invasion of Mexico if intervention occurs. This plan contemplates the following assignments of general officers: Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff, to take the field in chief com mand; Maj. Gen. William W. Wotherspoon to remain in Washington as acting chief of staff; Maj. Gen. William H. Carter, commanding the second division, at Texas City, to be assigned to some other duty; Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Barry, now at New York, in command of the eastern department, to com mand the Hawaiian department; Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell to remain in com mand in the Philippines rvBrig. Gen. William Crozier, chief of ordnance; Maj. Gen. John J. O'Ryan, of the New York national guard, and Col. Herbert J. Slocum, of the cavalry, to be appointed major generals of volunteers and as signed to commands of divisions, and six present or former cavalry officers, in cluding Brig. Gen. Edward J. McCleman, retired; Col. Cunliffe H. Murray, Twelfth cavalry, and Lieut. Cols. Frederick S. Foltz and Henry T.' Allen, general staff, one field artillery officet Col. Edwin St. J. Greble and two infantry officers, not yet named, all to be appointed general officers of volun teers and assigned to divisional or brigade commands. It is said the president has approved the plan. MORE TROOPS TO COME TEXAS & PACIFIC BRAKEMAN KILLED Big Springs, Tex., Dec. 9. Sol Crowd, T. & P. brakeman here, was Tun over by a switch, engine in the yards last night and killed. He leaves a young wife. ARIZON'A FOST3IASTER RKXAMED. Washington, D. C, Dec. 9. Jesse T. Jones was today reappointed postmas ter at Chaparal, Ariz. Two more squadrons of the 12th cav alry are to be brought to the border from Port Robinson, Neb-, to complete the regimental formation here, ac cording to Fort Bliss army officers. One squadron of the 12th is already here, in camp in the Cotton addition. . The tw.o. other, squadrons, composed of eight troops and a machine gun platoon are reported to be under orders to Join the first squadron here. Sixteen men of the field signal corps .company have been ordered back to Fort Bliss from west of Nogales where they have been stationed during the revolutionary activity in Sonora. FLOOD SUFFERERS IN TEXAS ARE APPEALING FOR AID A' LST1X, Tex., Dec. 9. Much Buf fering by flood sufferers Im pre vailing throughout certain sec tions of the state, and people are in need of assistance, according to mes sages received today by the executive department.. Messages were nlso re ceived offering aid. GOvKRXOR APPEALS FOR AID. I. I, Brady, mayor of Hesrne. tcle- jgraphed that many are destitute and in I Gen. Bliss, on orders from secretary of J need of bedding, mattresses and cloth ing. Arrangements will be made to supply their nnnts. The governor has issued nn appeal to the people for aid which will be re ceived here and distributed to the flood sufferers. TROOPS TO FURXISH TEXTS. Troops In Texas, commanded by Brig. vrar Garrison, Trill furnish rations, tents and blankets to the destltnte. The advices received by the gover nor state that thousands of bales of cotton have gone down the Brazos river in the flood. TWENTY DEAD AT HEMPSTEAD. Twenty persons, ten of whom were Tthite formers, ore known to hove lost .aelr lives in the neighborhood of Hempstead, Salaxar's Arrival. &- Gen. Tnez Salazar, at the head of the bulk of the Chihuahua troops, num bering about 5600, marched, into and took possession of Ojinaga at 1:30 yesterday afternoon and at once es tablished a city covernment and be gan making preparation to fortify against the rebels, should they at tempt an attack. It is reported that Gen. Pascoal Oroz co and Gen. Luis Terrazas, with the remainder of the Chihuahua federal troops and the bulk of the refugees, are within a few miles of Ojinaga. marching very slowly on account of poor conveyances. Many are said to be moving on foot and suffering from the long Journey overland from Chi huahua, with very little foodstuff. They are likely to arrive in Ojinaga some time today and it is presumed that the remainder of the federal troops will occupy Ojinaga with -Gen Salazar, while the refugees will make their way to Marfa, thence to El Paso and other points. Xo Inclination to Quit. Capt Mitchell, with the troop of the 14th United States cavalry, stationed at Marfa, has moved to Presidio to take charge of the situation, provided the Mexican federal soldiers wish to sur render to the United States, but they have expressed no desire to surrender themselves to the United States gov ernment troops and are busy fortifying UJlnaga. A few hundred of the refugees, who were more prepared to make the trip overland from Chihuahua, arrived with the advance guard and are beginning to cross over to the Texas side. Quite a number of automobiles have gone to Presidio from Marfa to help the refugees to get to the nearest railroad station. Salazar Wires Haerta. Gen Salazar last Bight was in com munication with Mexico City. In the remarkable negrra. which struggled for eight days over the 18S mile trail through the desert and en dured great hardships for 'want of food and water, are Gen. Salvador Mercado. Huerta's deposed military governor and commander of the. federal troops In the north; Gen. Pascual Oroz co. Gen. Antonio Rojas, Gen Marcelo Caraveo. Gen. Tnes Salazar and a host of subordinate officers. They had deserted their posts in fear of Gen. Francisco Villa's rebel army and virtually had surrendered to the rebels Chihuahua, the state capital and the largest of the far northern cities. Along with them came, burdened with what property they could carry, men. women and children, representing some of the richest families in the re public. Their flight with the army was (Continued on next page. Is column.) CHANCELLOR DEFIES GERMAN PARLIAMENT B EBXJN. GERMANY. Dec. 9. The imperial chancellor, Dr. Von Beth-man-Hollweg, today defied parlia ment to pass amendments to the con stitution, proposed by the Socialists, making the imperial chancellor re sponsible, to the house for the acts of the emperor and providing for his dis missal on demand of the house. Philipp Scheidemann, one of the So cialist leaders, at the opening of the budget debate today, moved the adop tion of the amendments put forward by his party and appealed to the house to vote supplies qntll chancellor Von Bethman-HollWeghad either resigned or been dismissed b the emperor The chancellor thereupon rose and attacked the amendments, anil an nounced that he had neither presented his resignation nor did he intend to do so. The fate of the Socialist amendments and the proposed refusal of supplies to the government was settled regardless of the chancellor's attitude when Dr. Peter Spahn, of the center party an nounced that his prt would oppose the amendments and would vote the budget, "not for the chancellor, but for the cen ration " He asain gave utterance to a censure of the chancellor for his failure to In form the imperial parliament that the necessary steps had been taken to keep the military authorities at Zabern In their place. He scored the government also for punishing the town of Za bern and not tne guiltv officers, by remowng the garrison from the place and shutting off a source of revenue irom the citizens.