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ead Billy Evans's Sporting Articles Every Day In The El Paso Herald
Leasea Wire
Wednesday Evening
December 17, 1913-16 Page
Fair tonight and tomorrow.
TRESIDIO. Texa6, Dec 17 That the rebels are at least in the vicinity
i of the federal garrison. Between two thousand and three thousand federal infantry and cavalry slipped out oi
Ojinaga Wednesday today, heading in a southeast direction for Mulato, a village less than 1 8 miles from here,
where 3000 rebels under Gen. Maclovio Hen-era are reported to have arrived Sunday night Gen. Orozco and Cara
veo were in command.
If the Villistas are close to Ojinaga, as their movements would indicate, there is a probability .that the forces will
clash immediately.
Machine guns and two cannon were carried southeast with the forces under Orozco and Caraveo. No accurate
estimate of the number, of rebels at Mulato is available, although the federals-say there are nearly 3000.
Gen. Ortega's rebel division is rumored to have appeared at a point forty miles north of Ojinaga Monday, but
fthis is not confirmed.
Gen. Mercado was not at headauarters vesterdav afternoon when an Associated Press man visited the town. His
ramily was among the 45 refugees who
Heavy rains have made roads in
will be interrupted by weather conditions. '
Few refugees remain in Ojinaga, from the appearance of the town.
Mexican Federals Near Oji
naga Reported to Have
Shot Across Border.
PRESIDIO. TSX. Dec. 17. Mexican
federal soldiers fired across the
American boundary Monday night
near India, about 22 roiles north of
Presidio, according to unconfirmed re
pcrts received here by Ma. McNamee,
commanding officer of the border pa
trol Twenty-five or 30 shots are said to
bare fallen across the line, killing a
dore A detachment of United States
"-valry was sent here to investigate
tte affair.
Telephone reports from the Spencer
ranch told the American military au
thorities that the federal soldiers were
firing across the line at houses on
this side.
Further unverified reports reach
Presidio that a federal soldier, armed.
fhas been arrested on this side of the
1 tie
In case it is found that federal sol
3 ers are really responsible for the
shorting-. Gen. Mercado, commander at
w'-Irag-a, will be requested by military
authorities here to take steps to pre
vent a recurrence of the affair.
United States officers here are in
clined to think the reports exagger
ated. Nearly six troops of American cav
alry are on duty here now, the squad
ron from El Paso having arrived.
Refugees Are Transferred From the
Warships and Are Safely
Returned to the Port.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 17. Rebels
to the number of 46 are reported, in
Edvices received from rear admiral
Fletcher, to be camped northwest of
Normal conditions prevail in the port
ctty, refugees having been safely re
turned to the city from the American
warships. The transfer was made by
the army transport Sumner, which will
remain at Tampico.
The tate department issued a state
ment today slating that consul Letcher,
at Chihuahua, reports that many of
the statements published relative to
conduct visited on Americans since the
entry of the ''Constitutionalist" force
Into Chihuahua are without foundation,
as also are reports of discourtesy t
him on the part of the revolutionist
So that the reclamation 'service men
can do their "Christmas shopping
earlv." a half holiday will be siven the
reclamation service office employes in
El Paso on December 30:
WASHINGTON, D. Xi. . Dec 17.
Differences over a plan to re
duce the representation- -of
southern delegates in national Repub
lican conventions were submitted to a
subcommittee by the Republican na
tional committee today.
"When the committee met today, after
deciding not to hold a special conven
tion, it was thought a report from 3
special subcommittee headed by na
tional committeeman Warren, of
Michigan, offered a solution of prob
lems of changiifg the representation,
but the entire committee failed to
New Apportionment.
The Warren committee agreed on a
plan of reapportionment providing for
four delegates at large from each state,
one from eacn congressional district
and one additional from each district
where the total Republican vote was
35 percent or more of the total vote
cast.. No district, however, would have
more than two delegates, no matter
how large the Republican vote. States
having congressmen at large would be
entitled to one ote for each.
The congressional election of 1910
probably will be used as the basis for
determining the exact representation in
each state Territories and the dis
trict ( f ''uirnii would hae two del
egates tdca. Ilie plan piyvidis also
crossed the line Wednesday.
this section heavy and it is believed military activity on the other side of the line
All Property of the Creels Is Also Confiscated by Order
of the Rebel Commander Villa Explains Confis
cation of Property of the Spaniards and Virtu
ally Says They Can Whistle to Get It Back.
Says They Are Enemies of the Nation.
ALL THK property of Luis Ter
razas, sr., Enrique Creel and Juan
Creel, .including, hanks,' mines,
vast areas of land, thousands of head
of cattle, homes and personal effects,
were ordered confiscated to the rebels
in an official decree issued by Pancho
"Villa at Chihuahua Tuesday. The de
cree ' was wired to Juarez Tuesday
Gen. Terrazas, now a refugee in El
Paso, is one of the richest men in Mex
ico. His holding -of about two-thirds
of the state of Chihuahua places him
among the most extensive landholders
in the- world. The combined estate of
T-errasas and the Creel brothers, his
nephews, is valued at many millions of
dollars. Enrique Creel was. formerly
ambassador from Mexico to the United
Villa's decree, issued at Chihuahua
city, was sent to Juarez and given
out officially. It was intended as a
notice- that, should the revolution suc
ceed, neither the Terrazas nor Creel
families will be allowed any indemnity
for their losses.
The decree accuses the Creels and
the Terrazas family "of withholding
taxation and of fomenting the treach
ery of Orozco and Huerta," and states
that the property shall be given to "the
widows and orphans produced by the
bloodshed among Mexicans." All con.
tracts made with the. Creels and Teiv
razases since February 18. 1913, are
declared void.
Young Terrazas Still Held.
Meantime Luis Terrazas, jr., eldest
son of the landholder, is held a pris.
oner at Chihuahua and the rebels have
appropriated to their use as much of
the movable property as they could
The order of confiscation of the Ter
razas estates, which comprise almost
the entire state of Chihuahua, -was is
sued by order of Villa over the signa
ture of Silvestre Terrazas, secretary of
state under the Constitutionalist gov
ernment! A telegram has been re
ceived by Gen. Eugenio Benavides In
Juarez, and by Lie. J. S. Amador in El
Paso, head of the rebel junta, giving
the substance of the decree. It declares
that the lands were "unlawfully taken"
and that the "real owners" will be re
imbursed. Order of Confiscation.
The telegraphic statement of the de
cree, sent to the border by secretary of
state Terrazas, reads:
"Please transmit to the American
newspapers and to all friends of the
-uonsntuttonalist' cause that Gen. Villa
has decreed the confiscation of all the
real estate, all personal properties of
whatever nature, including documents
of Gen. Luis Terrazas, Enrique C. Creel,
Juan Creel, and all other accomplices
who have been enemies to the 'Consti
tutionalist' cause for many years and
that it shall become effective when it
is ratified by states representing a
majority of the electorate college.
Eliminate 76 Delegates.
Under the Warren plan representa
tion in national conventions would be
reduced by 70 delegates. The follow
ing named states would lose the fol
lowing number of delegates: Alabama
6; Florida 2; Georgia 6; Louisiana 7;
Mississippi 8; North Carolina 2; Okla
homa 1; South Carolina 7: Tennessee
4: Texas -14; 'Virginia 5; total loss for
the south, 62; Illinois 2: Kentucky 1;
New Jersey 1; New York 4; total loss
for the north, 8.
A plan for additional delegates
where the Republican vote was more
than 40 percent of the total was" re
jected because under it the north would
lose proportionally more than the south
Under it New York's representation
would be cut by eight and Ohio's by
five. The sub-committee unanimously
agreed on the 35 percent Dlan.
Recognize Primary Lam.
The plan of the sub-committee to
recognize primary laws and change the
rules governing conventions was adopt
ed by committee by an unanimous vote
The pnraarv plan shall be obsened
only in states where the law provides
specifically for such action.
With the resolution for reapportion
ment of delegates, an amendment was
accepted pro,dinp that the basis for
the selection of delegates from each
congressional district, in addition to
one, should be based on "the Republi
can vote for the Republican presiden-
tial elector m 1 90S or for the Renub
licai cand'd..t for irncrress xn l'jli,
whichever is the higher."
of Ojinaga is evidenced bv the activity
who are guilty of having fomented the
treacherous rebellions of Pascual Or
ozco and VIctoriano Huerta.
"These lands, personal properties,
other effects shall be used In. paying
indemnities to the widows and orphans
of the loyal sons of Mexico who have
died as the result of the treacherous
rebellions and in reimbursing the real
owners of these properties from whom
they were unlawfully taken, the vic
tims of administrations in times past,
in which these men (Terrazas, Creel
and their accomplices) participated.
Contracts Are Voided.
"In order to avoid transgressing
upon foreigners who have held con
tracts from Terrazas and his accom
plices, please make it known in the
name of Gen. Villa that in accordance
with the decree issued several months
ago by Gen. Carranza, chief" of the
'Constitutionalist' government, these
contracts are considered null and void
unless they have been registered in
the public registries ordained for such
purpose since February 18, 1913.
"I am sending you by the first mail
a copy of this .decree of confiscation
in order that you may publish It
To Restore No Property.
That Villa has no Intention of ri.
"storing to the Spaniards the property
ue ioneiteu irom tnem wnen ne forced
them to leave Chihuahua City, is in
effect, his message to Gen. E. A. Bena
vides in Juarez. Villa attempts to vin
dicate his action by declaring that he
forfeited the property of the Span
iards because they were enemies of
Mexico in aiding Huerta, and he as
serts that he will recompensetthem if
they can prove that they have not
participated in the Huerta plots. In
effect, the refugees say, this means
nothing, as Villa has already sold most
of their confiscated property and has
only the rebel flat money with which
to make reparation, and 'furthermore,
he places the burden of proof upon
them they are guilty in his eyes un
til they prove their innocence and he
is the judge and jury. The telegram
of Villa to Gen. Benavides follows:
"Kindly communicate to the whole
press of the United States the follow
ing declaration, and also, if possible,
to Gen. Don Venustiano Carranza, by
way of the 'Constitutionalist' agent in
"For Their Own Protection."
"On account of the exaggerated ac
counts which have heen published by
the press of the frontier with regard
to the expulsion of the Spaniards from
Chihuahua, I wish to state that it was
not an arbitrary expulsion In the real
sense of the term, but a precautionary
measure which was taken in order to
avoid evil results. It Is well known
that the majority of the Spanish who
reside in this state have continually
mixed themselves up In the interior
politics of this country, especially dur
ing the presidency of Francisco I. Ma
dero, by morally and financially sup
porting the traitor, Orozco, and, after
the assassination of the rightful presi
dent, Madero, by assisting in every
possible way the usurper Huerta.
"This they have done in surfh a no
torious manner that I was forced to
take certain measures, for their own
safety if for no other reason. Owing
to the fact that I could not obtain '
communication with the head of the ,
Constitutionalist' army, and that the
Spanish residents were in danger, ow- 1
ing to their unwarranted participation
in our affairs, I was forced, to proceed
as I did, believing that I was acting
av---dipg to the position taken by the
chief of our army. Sr. Carranza, with
which T nm in ftverv wav in nennrd.
Commercial Establishments Forfeited. t
"In regard to the commercial estab- :
lishments belonging to Spanish rest-
dents, I wish to state that those per
sons who can prove that they have not
participated in any way In the Interior
indemnified, according to the claims
they present, which are correctly
proved. Those others, who have taken
part, contrary to all right. In the In
ternal' politics of Mexico, will be con
sidered as worthy of the same treat
ment as Mexican, citizens and will have
to suffer the consequences which they
have brought on by their own actions.
"All other foreign persons and en- I
terprlses will have every possible pro- I
tection ana guarantees ana ail possible
help in order to continue their business,
provided always that they remain abso-luteK-
neutral In the present struggle
which is taking place In our country."
This message is dated at Chihuahua,
December 15. 1913, and Is signed "Com
mander in Chief of the Northern Divis
ion, Francisco Villa."
-Truclia's Denial.
Domingo Trueba, or Juarez, submits
the following letter to The Herald:
Editor El Paso Herald.
I kindly beg of i to publish lu
jour afternooneditionthe rrotesl be
low, ior wnicn i win pe grateful : f
The news from constitutionalist
sources, published In yesterday's edi
tion of the "HI Paso Mornincr Times."
thit hob. Th- T'iMr. - aiM .vert
(.Continued on nest page, 1st column,) i
EXICO CITY, Mex., Dec. 17. Rebels who have
with federal troops at Milpa Alta and oan Lorenzo,
Felipe Neri and Genevevo de la O. Other southern
with Zapata.
General Zapata is alleged to. have taken possession of Nepanpa ranch, a few miles from Milpa Alta. At one
time this property was a favorite resting place of Gen. Porf irio Diaz.
According to government reports received at the capital today, a further rout was administered to the rebels at
San Lorenzo yesterday. After the engagement the followers of Zapata took refuge in the rough country at the base of
mount Ajusco, 20 miles south of Mexico City.
The panicky condition growing out of the refusal to redeem state bank bills was augmented today by the flood
ing of the city with this currency by refugees, chiefly Spaniards from the northern states, each of whom brought an ac
cumulation. The refugees applied to the Central bank, which had posted notice it would redeem bills to half their amount
Banks of issue were unable to ship silver for the redemption of the paper on account of the refusal of an express company
to carry the money through districts where rebels are num ercus.'
Bryan TJrgeS $150,000 Ap-
prOpriatiOn For NeW EnT
bassy Building.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 17.
Secretary of State Bryan asked
the house foreign affairs com
mittee today to include in the pending
diplomatic and consular appropriation'
bill $150,868 each ror embassy buildings
in Mexico and Tokio and $140,000 for
He was osKed if he did "not think it
.would be aavisable, under the present
Mexican situation, to pass over the
Mexico City building for the present,
but he replied that he had confidence
in Mexico's iuture and that there was
no reason wSy the United States should
hesitate about buying embassy prop
erty there.
Mr. Bryan emphasized that the gov
ernment should provide embassies so
that poor men would not hesitate to
accept these posts.
Debate Alaskan Railway.
In the house, the Alaskan railway
bill involving the issue of government
ownership, was debated.
C. E. Mahoney. of Denver, vice presi
dent of the Western Federation of
Miners, made charges against mine op
erators In the Michigan copper districts
at the rules committee hearing.
Representative Roberts, of Massachu
setts, urged the interstate commerce
committee to report his bill to require
all-steel cars on railroads within four
j ears.
Representative Fowler, of Illinois,
and Marsh Lambert, of Shawneetown,
urged the rivers and harbors commit
tee, to appropriate $600,000 to repair
and' lengthen levees at Shawneetown.
W. A. Uazzam and James L. Gibson,
of Seattle, declared the requirements
of the La Follette seamen's bill phys
ically Impossible on Puget Sound ves
sels, at the merchant marine commit
tee hearing.
The judiciary committee heard a del
egation from the American Bar asso
ciation In advocating the removal of
technicalities in judicial procedure.
May Alter Money Bill.
A tentative agreement was reached
late today between Democrats and Re
publicans of the senate for a final vote
on the currency bill before the end of
the legislative day of Friday.
At a conference of Democratic sena
tors tonight It is proposed to elimin
ate the deposit guarantee from the bill,
change the lawful money redemption
to make treasury notes redeemable in
gold and arrange, if possible, for a
final vote Thursday night.
Other changes are favored by many
Democratic senators. The prohibition
against "member banks' extending any
of the benefits of the new federal sys
tem to "non-member banks" probably
will be modified.
Efforts will he made to bring about
an agreement of Democratic senators
on all amendments, which then will be
offered in the senate by chairman
Democratic house leader Underwood
assured senate leaders the house would
net take much time in disposing of the
bill. He predicted that If the bill passed
the senate tomorrow, it would be dis
posed of by the house before Monday.
Koot Denies He Seeks Office.
Senator Root,, of New York, replying
to Democratic criticisms, announced
that he had no presidential aspirations
and would not take the Republican
nomination if offered him. He would
be 72 before the present administra
tion ended, and manifestly impossible
as president he said.
Senator Owen made a lengthy argu
ment lat night in support of a pro
vision of an administration bill mak
ing the proposed new regional bank
notes and the present national bank
notes available for use as reserve at
the option of the federal reserve board.
A detailed argument against any
plan to provide a guarantee of bank
deposits in the pending legislation was
made by senator Weeks.
Another reply to senator Root's
ehargi that the Owen hill would open
the door to inflation of credit was
made b senator Martina
U. NORTHMAN, of El Paso, and
Alfred Fantl, of New York, have
tnkAn over the Interests of J.
Calisher and other local people in the
Associated with the two new owners
are a number of eastern capitalists,
represented by Mr. Fantl. Mr. Fantl is
one of the best known merchants of the
United States and Is the second largest
buyer of goods In New York City. For
the 'past nine years he has been con
nected with the Calisher company in
its buying operations. He buys for 21
department stores throughout the Unit
ed States and is Interested in many of
them financially.
The name of the store is to be
changed in a few days the announce
ment of the new name will probably
be made for Christmas and a number
of 'departments are-to be added. These
will Include a shoe department and a
Priest, "Inspired,
Wants to
Tell His
Own Story of Murder
New York, Dec 17. Hans Schmidt,
slayer of Anna Aurauller, today notified
his attorneys that he was under a
"divine inspiration" io taue tne stand
and tell his story in his own way. The
inspiration had not extended to his
lawyers at noon and they were still
undecided whether to call him or not.
Mrs. Elizabeth Schadler, Schmidt's
favorite sister, who came here from
Germany with her father to testify that
Schmidt has been Insane for years,
was cross examined at the resumption
of the trial today.
Tax Rolls Show SirS12 in Musical In-
trnments; Total Valuation Is
Santa Fe, N. M., Dec 17. The revised
assessment rolls from Roosevelt county
have been received by the traveling
aiiditor showing that the wealth of
that county totals $8,257,842. or which
92,650,321 is taxable as against $2,134,
006 last year.. Roosevelt county appar
ently is rich in some things and very
poor. In others. The jewelry of its
10,000 or more inhabitants is valued at
only $1290, while the musical instru
ments are given at $15,812. The valua
tion of the household furniture Is
The biggest tax payer is the rail
road, assessed at $1,942,614. There are
153 miles of telegraph and telephone,
valued at $17,982. Tne electric light
plant is worth $14,000. City lots are
worth 383,614 and the improvements
thereupon $278,366, and the biggest
item is 603970 acres of agricultural
land valued at $2,532,436.
San Francisco, Cal.. Dec 17. When
David Powers, one of the principal wit
nesses in the government suit against
the Western Fuel company, was arrest
ed on a charge of seduction under
promise of marriage, a fresh scandal
broke out in the Western Fuel case
Tuesday Just as the triql of eight direc
tors, officers and employes was getting
under way.
A special session of the grand Jury
was called to question the girl, her
'relatives, and others. Counsel for tha
government instantly raised the cry of
"conspiracy." Powers said a warrant
had at first been refused because of
lack of evidence, and that the girl's
friends had been willing to call quits
if his family would pay $1,000. Parsons
is a former employe of the Western
Fuel company.
Powers was arraigned in police court
today on a charge of seducing a twenty-year-old
girl under ' promise to
marry. He pleaded not guilty and
asked for an immediate trial, but the
district attorney's office confessed un
fa miliaritv with the case and a con
tinuance of one week was granted.
There was no meeting today of the
federal grand jury to inquire into the
charges of the government's attorneys
that the arrest of the witness was a
part of a conspiracy to discredit the
-:o ernmen"! rase No warrants have
'ten i&u.a tbua far.
penetrated the federal district
are said to be accompanied and directed by Emihano Zapata.
rebel leaders are reported nearby and in daily communication
house furnishing department, handling
glassware, kitchen utensils, enamel
ware, etc Negotiations have already
been opened with the occupants of the
third floor of the Calisher building 'for
nrqr3MMF Otfawrtegf tMrtatg are
contemplated later.
Mr. Northman will be in charge of
the store, tret win have the assistance
of additional talent from the east.
"I invested in this store because I
see here a great opportunity, declared
Mr. Fantl this afternoon. "I have Just
come from a trip clear across the
United States, from Pittsburg to Los
Angeles ami San Francisco; I have in
vestigated conditions everywhere, and
nowhere did I find them as attractive
as here. El Paso is a live city; every
thing is up to date and its prospects
are exceedingly bright, regardless of
tne trouDie across the river. I have 1
visited the place three times in the last J
nine years; my last visit was a year j
and a half ago. Your development has I
Banker Saves North Dakota Man From
Being Victim of Two Men Ar
icsted In St. Louis.
St Louis. Mo. Dec 17. Roy Lang
don, who lives in North Dakota, pro
tested vigorcusly against the arrest of
two men who gave their names as John
J. Murray nd Fred Owens ana who
were taken to jail on charges of at
tempting to swindle Langdon on a
fixed horse race at Juarez, Mexico.
It is charged that a confederate of
Murray and Owens offered Langdon a
profit of $1,000 if he would deposit
$1,000 to show good faith.
Langdon said the race had bees
Langdon, Murray and Owen and a
third man put ud $58 to bet on a race
and were told by the third man that
they had won $100 each. A deposit
of $1,006 was asked of each man to
provide that they could pay if they
lost. '
Langdon telephoned the cashier of a
bank at Woodlawn for the money, but
he refused it. He then secured the
money personally from the bank, bat
the cashier telephoned the police here
to save Langdon from his new found
friends. The third man escaped.
New Castle. Colo.. Dec 17. Twenty
five bodies of the 37 men killed In yes
terday's explosion, had been removed
from the workings of the Vulcan mine
of the Rocky Mountain Fuel companv
early today. Three more bodies had
been located In the rooms of the west
entry. After a rest of an hour, wearied
rescuers started Into the mine with pick
arid shovel to release the corpses im
prisoned by broken timbers, stone and
With the coming, of day Newcastle,
relieved of the tense excitement of
yesterday, was just beginning to real
ize the full meaning of the catastrophe.
Women thronged the morgue for a final
glimpse of husband, brother or father.
Tentative plans were made today for
a general funeral at which the victims
of the disaster would be buried In the
same cemetery where relatives of vic
tims of the explosion in 1896 still go to
mourn for loved ones.
CITY detectives late Tuesday afternoon secured 8000 rounds of rifle ammuni
tion, eight rifles, eight automatic pistols, and a quantity of smaller ammuni
tion in a rooming house in the 200 block on South El Pase street The de
tectives claim that the headquarters of a Vasquista junta are located" in that neigh
borhood, but they have been unable to find it
Following the capture of the ammunition and fire arms, the detectives, among
others, arrested Jose Diaz, said to be a former captain in Salazar's army. With
Diaz, Antonio Zuarez, Felix Espinosa, G. Montante, P. Cansisce, Manuel Carillo,
Alberto Vasquez, Gregorio Matamoras, Manuel Ortiz, Pedro Portillo, Francisco
Alvarez and S. Martinez, were also arrested. The detectives maintain that tha
men are Vasquistas, and believe they were preparing to cross the line into Mexico
sometime Tuesday night
and' who yesterday clashed
been so great since I was here last that
I was astonished.
"People in the east do not realize the
true conditions here. When I get back
to New York I will be able to enlighten
them. I meet as maaj buyers aad
merchants as anybody In New Tork
and I shall make it my business to tell
them what a wonderful outlook EI
Paso has for the future.
"It is a little too early to talk of
what we expect to do, but oae thing is
certain. We mean tp give the people
good goods at small profits. Quick
turns will be our object and we will
make the prices so that the quiqk turns
will come without trouble. El Paso is
entitled to the best merchandise at
reasonable prices and that is what we
are going to do here. I am in a posi
tion to boy as cheap- as anybody in
the country, buying as I do for so many
big- stores and in such- quantities, and
El Paso will get the benefit of this in
our store."
Recall of Colorado
Governor Is Urged
By Labor Delegates
Denver, Colo, Dec 17. Having
passed resolutions for the recall of gov
ernor Ammons, speedy recall of the
militia, from the coal fields and for
comptdsery arbitration of labor dis
putes. It is not likely the 500 union
labor delegates in convention here will
call a strike in sympathy with the
United Mine Workers.
Indications are that the convention
will appoint a committee to call a
statewide strike of all unions repre
sented if it finds conditions warrant,
but this could be ir-ade effective only
through the national officers of the
Other -resolutions ask the removal of
Gen. John Chase as commander of the
military, seek the recat of Jefferson
Farr, sheriff of Huerfano county, and
urge Colorado's delegation in congress
to support congressman Keat.ng's res
olution for a congressional investiga
tion of the Colorado coal situation.
Trinidad. ColOk, Dec 17. A special
train bearing 176. miners from Penn
sylvania bituminous fields is scheduled
to arrive here today. This is the larg
est shipment of strikebreakers Imported
since the strike was 'called In the
southern fields.
A party of IS strikebreakers arrived
here this morning from Joplin, MOv, and
were sent to the Cameron 'mine..
Rome. Italy, Dec 17. Thomas 'Nelson
Page, the American ambassador, has
requested the Italian foreign office to
investigate the circumstances surround
ing the surveillance by the Italian po
lice of Miss Dorothy A. McVane. daugh
ter of Dr. Silas McVane. of Boston, for
mer professor of ancient and moders
history at Harvard university.
Miss McVane, who has been making
a tour of southern Italy, which in
cluded the ctty of Lecce. Brindessi, and
the naval base Taranto, found that
she was being shadowed by the police
and that her correspondence had been

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