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MORE-TROUBLE IN COLORADO x Latest News By the Associated Press U. S. TROOPS ARE FIRED UPON HOME EDITION EL PASO, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 26, 1914. WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Copper l.12tt Stock. 0"t? IrrElar Uvestock lower Mexican bank notes SI Villa currency IT. 12 Faces, S Sections, Today LEADERS QF MEN I diioinit, FIRE are mm j Balfour, Bonar Law and Lord Lansdowne Form Fighting Opposition. HAVE FOUGHT HOME EULE FEOM FIRST BY FREDERIC J. IIASKIN. L ONDON, BNG, May . "Union ist" is the name chosen by the opposition to the Asquith gov ernment, the nanic by which the Con . servatives choose to call themselves. It means that the party is devoted to the -Union." which ifi the United ifclng dom of Great Britain and Ireland. Naturally, the first political Instinct of a Unionist is opposition to heme rule, for home rule means a dissolu tion of the union. There is a real division of sentiment in the party, but it follows the line of tarifr policy, and not of the old formal division This difference of opinion is quite sharp, and in the event of the return of a Conservative majority In tho next general elections may con siderable complicate matters. If the Unionists were to win the next election, either Bojiar Law or lord Lans downe would be made prime minister. It is not unlikely that the choice be tween these two- men actually would be made bv Mr. Balfour. For these rtasons it is interesting to have a look at all three men. Balfour Able Leader. Mr Balfour is the rblest of the lead ers. A nephew of the late marquess J or aiiDury, ana a raemoer ot me la mous Cecil family, he was born Into an active political life. The Cecil fam Ilv believes in its dynastic facnltv for government. The last Unionist cabinet at one time included in its makeup the marquess of Salisbury as premier, his two nephews, brothers. Arthur J. and Gerald Balfour, and when he had rilerl and was succeeded bv Mr. Balfour. his son the present marquess of Sal- I Israrr came into tne caomet. BMfour in his younger days, caused ttu h trouble by encouraging ln- frrecine strife in the party, but he ler squinted at Liberalism. He -wrote a left m e of Philosophic Doubt," but ' .a of the -warmest supporters of tr e Established church. All bis active life he has been eWeflv interested in preientins the grant of borne rule to j. and. and in his devotion to that cause he may be said to be the first T nonist But he is too old to take up the active care of office again and he is said to view the outlook with pessi mism As an adviser, but not as a lead er. Ms influence is still most potent. Law a Strons Unionist. Erniar Law is a gooc Unionist, but a poor Tory No man is a stronger supporter of the ideas and ideals of th Conservative party than he, but he was not born in the right stratum of sncietv He first saw the light In Canada. He was brought to Britain In lnfancv. and he came up in life through business channels. That is the key to Jii- public career. It is difficult to say whit is the greater disgust, that of Whig Liberals with Bonar Law's call in c spade a spade, or that of the Torv Unionists with John "Ward's call lnp a king a king. Only the extreme radicals on either side applaud their own man's plain talk. It is ald that 'lord Lansdowne once confided to a friend: "Oh. Bonar Law -will do. I suppose, but he can't ever forget that he ius a Glasgow lron mongT " That probably gives the key to the true Tory sentiment concerning Bonar Law Lansdowne a Standpatter. The old aristocracy undoubtedly wmild have lord Lansdowne for prime minister He Is a representative of all the Heals of the landed men who have gov erred England from time immemorial. and he is as jealous of their power and privileges as if there had never been a democratic uprising in the country. In a recent speech dealing principal- ; lv with the Ulster situation, lord Lans downe referred to various policies of the government in strong terms. He saifl that the parliament act was used t"t forrp -bins through a house of lords c p'ouslv diluted .with illustrious rad ices promoted to the peerage but -who Kncii to add little to the house: that if -was used to dismember the church ara plunder the Welsh portion of It: tliat it was used for the manipulation o' the electoral system by passing the plural -voting bill for tile sole purpose ne transferring some 49 seats from the T""n mists to the Radicals, and that at tin last it -was beincr need to break up tt-e union itself and sever the nation ii twain "Wonld Save Lords. To stop all this lord Laasdowne would restore the full powers of the lioi.se of lords, and stop its "dilution" bv the elevation of radical peers. The firomotion of such men as John Mor-e-v and Tames Bryce to the house of lords, whore the Liberal government noeds them for political purposes. Is a grea scandal among the Conserva tH es So also is the "sale" of peerages . for ca-npaien contributions, especially now that the selling Is being done by a Liberal government. That weight lord Lansdowne. Bonar Law and Mr Balfour would have in a Unionist government cannot be gaged under the present -circumstances. They certainlv would have to reckon with the younger element, the Cecils. Aus ten Chamberlain, F. E. Smith and sir Edward Carson, assuming with re spect to the latter that a Unionist victors- would keep .Ireland in the union. After all it is not so much the union between England and Ireland that the Unionists would preserve, although they want the union. It Is rather that tne would devise better means for re sisting the "burglarious tendency of modern democracy." PREDICT; TRIPLE MOVEMENT tGAINST MEXICAN CAPITAL San Antonio. Texas. May 26. The landing of about JOo" "Constitutional ists" on the coast of the Mexican state of Veracruz Is the beginning of a trtnle mmement a-mtnst Mevteo City. accord-In"- to Roberto GarHie- constitution alist consul here, wo aaM lodav he bad Information that the iVeracrnz force) ln clndon" J0 men Beaten" 3v Gen. Can oVlo .".-"il.-,r, taken from -sine command with which Gen, Gonsales captured T nn'co "-rillo said Agnilar's men wonld pr- i- 1 . at rd to the interior, while Tin T"o'ri south from Torreon and ,"- ''"-"S insurgents came from the wc t. ON Military Patrol, Searching For Trooper's Assailant, Is Subjected to Fusillade of-Bull6ts Fired From Conceal ment; Col. Locket Has Not Decided on Barring Strike Organizers From the District. T RETIDAD. Colo.. May IS. An at tempted assault upon a United States soldier and the firing upon a patrol of troops under dipt, Cushman at Segundo Monday night, are being In vestigated today by the federal authori ties. More than SO shots were fired upon the patrol from a hillside over looking the camp, after a trooper, who had dodged a missile thrown at him through the Tsfndow of the scale house, answered a snot fired at him from the darkness. The patrol, starting out to search for the person throwing the brick and fir ing the shot, was surprised by a fusil lade of shots coming from the direction of the hills. Capt. Cushman reported mis morning that one man was seen to run from concealment in a ditch, but made his getaway. "Adventurous Persons Fired. CoL Lockett would make no comment relative to the shooting except to say that the b llets probably came from some "adventurous persona" Col. Lockett a nounced he was con sidering the announcement made by William Diamond, of the United Mine Workers, that a number of eastern or ganizers were to be brought to Colorado to conduct the strike, and that he had reached no decision as to whether or SAFELY IN VERACRUZi iaL&HtsHsHBfc QuiiF HS5L Vc5" JOHN It. SILLIMW SUFFRAGET LONDON. ENG May It. "What are five pictures compared with 88,900 pictures by the greatest artist of all, which are being shame fully defaced, damaged and degraded by men in Londii each night?" This was the plea today of Freda Graham, the suffrasret who slashed several valuable paintings in the Na tional gallery. May If- She said she attacked the pictures as a protest ceatnst king George's Illegal and un constitutional action In refusing to re ceive a legal deputation of women. CONCERT TONIGHT IN CLEVELAND SQUARE The 16tn infantry band will play in Cleveland square this evening at the regular Tuesday evening concert. The 13th cavalry band was to have played this evening, but it left with the head quarters of the regiment for Columbus Monday morning. The new bandstand. which councilman "Walter a Clayton and park commissioner J. I. Connors have had erected in Cleveland square, will be ready for use by. Friday night The stand is compleed. but the art metal posts for the electric lights are not yet In position. -JJ?- fo"ow-?S is the program that will be given tonight: March, "I Love Yob, California' """ ";u Frankenstein Overture. "Sons of Erin" Beyer Suite, in four parts, "Atlantis" Z ''''BrningHynT11 Coort Function, (c) I Love Thee. SeleVt0ct,on oi -Atlantis. fS)-lfde",' Schubert iS2S3r-:::::: 'ESS Dansa Mexicans, -r y Alrojas5.. "Bc'Weicome-in M'W Ernest G. Fischer Harris is bandmaster. ROCKVIBW IS FAVORITE IV . MBTnoPOLITVN HANDICAP; New YerW Xf-- .. .... I JSrte 2' one miIe- witB -JESTi "" by AUK" Belmont, as i Jhl fl am"S the le entries, opened tne thorouirhtii..i ... ' ,.i. PaVk, distr.ct todai at Belmont N AMBUSH n5l J'.e.'T0?a har ""em from entering the district. STRIKE MAT FOLLOW FINAL EWORT TO E.VD DIFFERENCES Charleston, W. Va.. May 2. The Joint scale committee of the miners and operators of the Kanawha coal field went into session here today in a final effort to settle their differences. Sab committees have been unable to reach an agreement, the checkoff system be ing the knotty problem. Leaders of the miners Indicated that if a settlement Is not reached soon a strike may be called next week. LINDSEY STILL HOPES TO MEET ROCKEFELLER New York. May 2S. Judge Bea B. Lindsey, of Denver, who. with two -women from the Ludlow. Colo- coal dis trict, is in New York speaking at mass meetings as a protest against the pol icy adopted by the Rockefeller inter ests In the Colorado strike, today ex pected to succeed in his attempt to in terview John D. Rockefeller. Jr. Judge Lindsey explained that the tel egram he sent to John D. Rockefeller. Jr., reached Mr- Rockefeller, sr., and be cause of this mistake he hoped to ar range for a meeting today. American Vice ComvU at Saltillo Refuses to Dis cuss His Arrest. Veracruz. Mexico. May It. John R. Silliman, American vice consul at Sal tillo, arrived here today from Mexico City. He declined to discuss bis ex periences during -sus Imprisonment an. til after he had made his official re port to IfaabiaEten, Mr. smtaian -gUsaaW, Mfrjw tales of facing a flrflfe aouad and of other I indignities he was reported to have j suffe-ed were much overdrawn. I The trip to Mexico City from Saltillo I was interrupted several times by skir i rmshes between small detachments of "Constitutionalists" and federal garri sons at points along the route. The train on which the consul traveled was preceded by a troop train which was fired on repeatedly and was de layed by torn up sections of the track. MRS. SILLIMAN TELLS OF HUSBAND'S IMPRISONMENT Washington. D. C-, May It. The rail road to Saltilw loas carrying passengers today and consul general Hanna re ported his plan to go to that city. Mrs Jorn R. Silliman. wife of the vice coasul at Saltillo. has learned of her husband's safe arrival in Mexico City through the state department and con sul general Hanna. A message from Mrs. Silliman re ceived here today tells of the arrest of her husband on May 12. bis im prisonment and departure for Mexico City. Mrs. Silliman expects to leavs Saltillo later with a party of other American women. SA YS MEN Suffragets who slashed pictures In the National gallery and Royal academy, together with a number of wndow smashers, were convicted and sentenced. Six months Imprisonment was ordered for each of the picture destrovetK. while the window smashers j in all cass were condemned to terms of four months. I SiverrJ women refuted to give their : names and were idtedfifd by numbers. One frail gin coiiapsei; ip court as tne result of a hunger str-ke, and it was necessary 'o g-ve her a restorative. She was cairled into court by women warOens. HUERTA DELEGATES HALT MEDIATION Left to right: Senor Lui. BARE MS IN F1L EFFORT TO Ei LIFE Fourth Attempt of Despond ent Man Meets Success; Train Kills Him. SAYS SWEETHEART'S DEATH ACCIDENTAL L ISLE. I1L. May 2S. -Reginald A. Barr. leaving behind him & note declaring that his slaying of his sweetheart. Florence Bentley. at Downers Grove, three mSes from here, last Saturday night, was accidental. Jumped beneath a moving train here early today and was killed. It was Ms fourth attempt at suicide. In a note found on his person, he de clared be took a drug twice in an effort to die beside the body of hia sweetheart, but both times failed. He next Jumped into a quarry pit but be lit in the stagnant water and "I couldn't sink," said the note. The clothing on bis body was wet when it was taken off the tracks. He Had Tried to Kin Her. The note said Miss Bentley was killed when he tried to kiss her. She screamed and be placed his hand on her throat. "She became quiet all of a sudden," said the note. In remorse and fear he sat beside her for some time, seeking to find a spark of life remaining in her. Finally he gave up hope and Jumped into the quarry pit- When this attempt to die failed he went to Aurora, where he pur chased an anesthetic He returned and, prostrating himself beside the girl's body, swallowed It PoUon Agalnt Then Railroad. After awhile he woke up. The girl still lay very quiet beside him. Again he made the trip to Aurora, says the note, and again returned with poison to die beside the girl he had slain. This attempt also was a failure. Then he wandered for boors through the woods, before Jumping in front of the train. ILUESS EHDS II DEATH OF BUS, FBIEIDJF POOR Gave Life to Efforts Toward Relieving "Want and Mis ery in New York. Barre. Mass, May !. Jacob A. RHs. author and social worker, died at his home here today after a long illness. Mr. Rlis became, through his work in behalf of the poorer people In New York, "the meet useful citizen" of the metropolis, according to a tribute once paid to him. by Therdore Roosevelt, his intimate friend. As an aimost penniless Immigrant, he obtained knowledge of the slums at first hand and found conditions there so repellant that he consecrated his whole life to warfare against wretched ness. 'Worked For the Poor. As a reporter on the New Tork Tribune and later on the New York Sun. Rlis took up his real work In slum fighting. While attending to routine duty as a police reporter, he worked day and night to arouse the people to the need of Improved living (.AniUHniM Hn, nf tk. flref nf ViIb cam paigns was against the Impurity of the ! city water, and it was nis iignt which finally led to the purchase of the Croton watershed to assure safe drinking water for New York. He brought sunlight to the tenement districts by forcing the destruction of rear tenements. He entirely cleared Mulberry Bend, one of the worst tene ment sections of the citv. and re- plaeed the squalid nomes by shady parks. -' o'i n,ht. ,1 bv International News Service. Augastlae Rodriguez and srnor Imlllo Kabnaa. lsuero, aenor ZAPATA LAYS PLANS BEFORE UNITED STATES fODDITIESliWOULD SHARE IN In the Day's News. Fainting Saves Life! Rolls Three-Miles! Women Keep Secret! vj BECAUSE A BULLDOG RAX TO anybody who called or whistled In vr York xnaUtrate McQunde nai unable to decide the oTmcrxhlp, and advised Henry R. Stcrena and Frank Mtirato. the claimants, to brlnjr a clTll action for possession. WHILE DIGGI.VG IX niS CARDEX In nelford X. J Charles Oclrlch un earthed a .cold iveddlajc rlnc lost by Mm. Henry1 Grandereta, a neighbor. 18 years ago. 3IISS LAURA H. HAILBT STEPPED IX front of an approachlnjr train, where she stood helpless from fright, in SaajCTin 3Ians, As the locomotive trai close on her she fainted and In fall ing cleared the tracks. MRS. ROBERT L. CRIG. WIFE OF the mayor of Moonachle, X. J. who declared her husband deserted her aereral years aico because she wn fond of dnnetar -was granted m dl Torce. G. HOWEU. PARR. WBARIXO FOOT- i ball earn, rolled three miles in IS ' hounc in Baltimore and won a bet of . S10OO and the title of world's ekam- ' plon roller. FIFTEBX WOJIEX ESTABLISHED A world's record in Elizabeth, X. J. They attended the wedding: of Mia. Laura P. Dennis to Herman, V. Blr Inster on April 14 and swore not to tell any one about lt They didn't. FOR TRTIXG TO SELL "LOVE powders' to Mrs. Isabella Goodwin, the noted detective, Ginseppl Saba telU, was fined 230. WILMINGTON, DEL, BOOTBLACKS have formed a nnion to have the city council pas. a law forbidding; Sun day work. A JOKER SB.VT AX ELLKNDALE woman two ble; snake, by parrel post. She fainted when .he opened the box. The government 1. searching for the acnuer. A WOSIAX HAS HEB.V ARRESTED IX Washington, Fa, charged with bone stealing. TOR TJIE SECOND TIME WTTniN A year a Pittsburg; intcrnrban conductor has leaped from hi. cr and stopped a runaway. Tbl. time he saved the live, of two children. A LAND CASE IIAS JUST ENDED IX Pittsbni-R after being in the courts 43 year.. DR. CARACRITSI AT MEAD O FLVVESTMBNT COMPANY Dr. C F. Z. Caracrltai. who is well known in Bl Paso and northern Mexico, where he made an exhaustive mineral survey for the Creel interests, has been appointed mana-ring director of the Pan American Investment company, which he assisted in organizing, and will have his headquarters in Washington, D. C Dr. Caracrltsl was active in the Felix piax revolution, was exiled and has been living in San Antonio and Laredo Texas, since 1NAL SETTLEMENT Agents Submit Statement of Southern Leader's Ideals, Plans, Strength of Forces and Extent of Operations; Zapata Promises to Obey Rules of Civilized War fare; Says He Is in Harmony With Carranza. ASHINGTON. D. C. May 26. An agent of Gen. Emliarto Zapata, and the junta in charge of the Zapata move ment in central aad southern Mexico, is here and, at the suggestion of sec retary Bryan, has kid before president Wilson aad the state department in formation intended to controvert the statement that Zapata Is merely a bandit and that his followers are a horde of freebooters. The agent submitted to Mr. Bryan a statement of the ideals, program and plan of campaign of Zapata and his followers, the strength of his forces ard the extent of the territory over MEDIATION IS SUDDENLY HALTED Optimism Is Eeplaced by Gloom, and Prospect" of Settle ment of Difficulties Appears More Remote; Mexicans Say Agrarian Problem Will Not Be Allowed to Dis rupt Proceedings, but No Definite Action Taken. NIAGARA FALLS. Ont. May 26. There came a sudden halt J : .l j:..: I "Aiajr tu uic mcuMlluu piuvccu- ings. When all seemed goaig well, the wind suddenly veered. Pessimism took the place of optimism. The Mexican delegates, believing they had reached an accord with the Americans, had been atKret to Issue a formal statement explaining their posi tion on the Mexican, land problem, and regretting that It was impossible for them to give guarantees as to the action of a new sovereign and recog nized government. Ilupe To Prevent Disruption. "We will not let the agrarian ques tion disrupt the proceedings," said one of the Mexican delegates. "I think there is a way of coming Into common accord on this and other points so that we may complete our work very shortly." Mexlcana Suddenly Stop. The Mexican delegates bad 'their stenographic work finished, their hec tograph ready to print the document and then they stopped. They said tay had concluded to issue no prooouneia mento. It wonld be indiscreet, they said. Then, when everyone, amazed at this sudden step, was speculating on tne reason for it and the air waa filled with rumors, probable and abaardly Improbable, the American delegates dashed up in their automobiles. There was a hurried mounting the stalls to the room of the mediators, the door of the mystic chamber was stajaaaad. and a prolonged and earnest "conversatlen" was entered on. It was obvious that there mast be something more definite resaeetlaec the land qaeetion to meet the declared par- pose of president Wilson. Precisely haw it was to be worked out or haw It eaaM he worked oat was not altortaer clear, bat little doubt was felt by those Participating that It would be worked out. Lamar Issue. Statement. After the conference between the mediators and the American delegates TWO BANDITS KILLED BY THE REBEL TROOPS : PfBBLO CONSIHERS ABOLITION OF COMM1VSION UOVRRNMKNT Pueblo. Cole May 2. Bearing more than 2000 names, a petition calling for a special election to determine whether the municipal form of government now existing b re sh ill .' orihrown ancl the nuini.-'p il inch ner plud und-r tilt old n irl 8'M.n atar ' . J thr. e years ago. a petition was tiled with tne cttv tlerk here toilaj. The petition would rmkt th new regime effective s.n weeks afur the adoption of tl.e p.t.uoa. which, he claims eontrt '. and asked that in any settlement of th Mexican prob lem full consideration be eiven to the Zapatistas as & leadlngelement la th Mexican revolution. Zapata Claim. Array of 23,000. The Zapatistas base their demands on an assertion that they represent the revolutionary movement 1b the moat thickly settled portion of Mexico, containing TS percent of all the popu lation. Tfce agent informed secretary Bryan that Zapata has an army of about 2LM0. The emissary assured. Mr. Bryan that Zapata and his follow ers would observe all the rules of civ ilized warfare. Discussing the relations of Zapata, to Carranza. the agent in the memo randa presented said that the two ele ments, while not united, have the same ends aad purposes and are working; in t concert. justice Lamar dictated the following. statement: "We have begun to discuss the terras nd the details of a plan of paclflca tioa. On a number of them we find ourselves in substantial agreement. Others are still under discussion and as to them there has been no disagree ment. We have an appointment to go to Toronto tomorrow to attend a social function there, but we expect to be able to continue our meetings along the trip." Look to Mexican, for Proposals. The mediators have taken the posi tion that they are esentlally counselors and not dictators of the destinies of the Mexican republic They win not suggest names for the provisional pres idency nor recommend any form o government. From the Mexican dele gates themselves must originate pro posals concerning the lnternav affairs of their country. The mediators do not conceive it to be their duty to under take to legislate opon questions which propesly fall within rae Jurisdiction of the constitutional government when It is established. The theory under which the inter national questions aretlng brought into the discussion is that the United States has a right to say whom it will recognize as provisional president of Mexico, and therefore can indicate in advance who will be acceptable. CALDERONISMET BY A DELEGATION -Fernando Igleslas Calderon, former leader of the liberal party in Mexko. arrrrM hero Monday night from New York dry. He was met at the union station fey a large delegation of rebeU from Juarer and EI Paso. Calderon was imprisoned by Huerta in Mexico city during the early part of 1914, and sent to the military prison of San Juan de TJIloa at Veracruz. Mr Cal- rderoa will leave bere sbortly to visit Carranxa. VILLA STILL. sUT SALTILLO. Villa U atm at Saltillo aa far as the "ConstjitutioBaabJc otQcers here Know. A tefiram waa received from him MoiHaW'at TaWn aad no reports of MsHpal in Tail san have been re ceiveSTaa the harder. T WO bandits were killed, another made prisoner and one rebel soldier wounded in a battle fought between a rebel detachment under Mai. Alejandro Azanda and the ba'J of Manuel Gut errez In Cienesa de Hornos lat ati -Jav. News oi this aiu- was received Tuesday at military headquarters In Juarez, the report being made by Ma Juan Talamate. commander of the rebel garrison at Casas Grar.des.