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El Paso and west Texas, partly ' douSy w. plol)aMe
showers; New Mexico, showers, little chaaM m tem.
peratnre; Arirona. fairy except showers in tisi.
Mexican bask notes, state bills, 630c; pesos, old,
84e; new, 45c; Mexican gold. 50c; national's, 25c;
bar silver, H. & H. quotation, copper, 22K24c;
grains, lower; livestock, irregular; stocks, irregular.
Secretary Baker, on Behalf of President, Addresses
Leader at New York in Welcome That Would Have
Quickened Pulse of Eoman Triumph; Hint of Tears in
Wild Acclaim to 4th General America Has Had.
MEW YORK. Sept 8. Pershing is tome again.
Standing on the bridge of the huge Leviathan, itself symbolic of victory
over Germany, the commander of the greatest host ever gathered under the
Stars and Stripes, came slowly up the bay today, world famed and (tailed
as a conquering hero should be.
Sad of face, stem and impassive, a splendid figure of a soldier, he
might have been thinking, as the familiar landmarks of New York came into
view, of the day, 27 months ago. when he slipped secretly out of the harbor
on his way to France to prepare the way for the hosts that were to follow.
Then he was only a major general.
He came back today with four stars on his shoulders the fourth
man to wear them under the American flag.
Homeland's "Welcome Beat.
The welcome given him wo a Id have
ouickened the pixlae of the hero of a
Korean tnnmpn. Tean irom ue cap
itals of allied Europe, -where honors
had been heaped upon him, it re
mained for New York to nbow the
first American to lead an army across
the Atlantic that "Home, Sweet
Heme,'' has a meaning deeper than
Kail to the Chief."
No foreign throats eonld Tolce
the cheers, no alien hearts could
pulse the meeting that "was Gen.
Per King's here today. There -was
a hint of tears In the welcome,
for those it ho cave It knew that
not even the plaudits of a grateful
people could banish from sad--cced
soldier's mind, the memory
of his own life's tnndr.
Dawn barely had broken when the
Leviathan loomed through the xntstF
or; Ambrose channel ugtrtsntp.
Steaming slowly tHfoceh the narrow
passageway, the great steamship wax
greeted by a convoy of six destroyers,
while seaplanes circled overhead. The
forts which guard the harbor boomed
a general's salute as the ship, which
once was the pride of Germany, crept
j.Ast Quarantine and nosed through
the narrows Into the harbor nnde
the shadow of the Statue of Liberty
While the gtins still echoed, the
whistles of merchant vessels from the
seven seas, sturdy tugs, gaily deco
rated ferryboats, excursion craft of
every kind and the sirens of factories
on shore joined in a discordant salu
tation. Thousands' line Shores.
The shores of Staten island, Brook
H n. New Jersey and Manhattan were
lined with thousands, whose shouts,
of greeting came faintly across the
waters of the bay to the familiar
figure on the bridge. They made up
ihf- vanguard of the vast army of wel
fomers who had already packed Bat
terv park and overflowed into the;
streets beyond, waiting; patiently tratilj
Gen. Pershing had been greeted by
Blaze Aboard Flagship of Pacific Fleet, at San Fran
cisco, Results in $100,000 Damage, According to Un
officially Confirmed Report; William M. Savage,
A Hilario and Geo. Dizon Named as Three Dead.
SAX FRANCISCO, Calif, Sept 8.
Reports of the death of three
liiembers of the crew of the United
States ship New Mexico, flagship of
admiral Hugh Rodman, and the injury
"f 40 others in a fire aboard the ves
sel here last night, were confirmed
tuday by officers who directed the
fire fighting.
According to A. P. Billy, chief gun
ner' mate, the dead are:
I,Iit of the Dead.
William M- Savage, englneman,
second class.
A. Hilario, George Dizon. mess at
tendants, third class.
The most seriously injured were
Lieut, commanders P. L. Carroll and
;. G. McMillan: Lieuts. C. G. Halpine,
Norton F. G. Havasee, E. B. Brown
.ind J G. Mills; ensigns R. W. Albert,
T. Woo ten. Burroughs and Miller;
gunner Bnttenbach.
All were victims of suffocation
Commends Article In
Herald on Fighting
Editor El Paso Herald:
Making reference to the article
m vour publication recently by
Bud" Rutherford regarding the
Gundv-Douglas fight, we admire
your frankness in stating the facts
as they occurred.
H e have seen a good many fights
here and elsewhere and it is the
first time that we have seen the
referee do a part of the fighting.
Hi? decision was proper, but his
methods farrom commendable.
The matchmakers and promoters
rmirht also use a little better
judgment and uie some of these
main eventers in the preliminaries
A few more truthful articles like
the one in question w ill help boost
the sport along, ttbile a few more
matches like that .ne will put an
end to the sport in El Paso.
A Fight Fan.
R OF if
vice president Marshall and the sec
retary of war, and was ready to cross
the river to the great city that was
eager to pay him tribute.
The great liner came up to her pier
at 8 oclock, and as she was being
warped into her berth, there was a
tremendous volley of cheering from
the crowd assembled there. Gen
Pershing, smiling in appreciation,
with head bared, bowed repeatedly in
response. Once he forgot his dignity
In his enthusiasm at returning home
and waved his cap as he saluted the
happy throng.
Many Dignitaries Present.
At the pier were many dignitaries
of nation, state and city, and it was
there he was welcomed on behalf of
the nation.
The first division's band of 100 pieces
on board the ship, the members of
which had served throughout all the i
fighting in which the veteran unii
had been engaged, began playing in ,
response to the- welcoming strain: :
from the pier, and "Hail, Hail, the:
Gang's All Here," and other airfi
minded with the cheers.
Messages dropped by a police i
hydroairplane aboard the giant)
Leviathan at daybreak as she ap-1
preached the harbor signalized the '
beginning of the three days' reception
to Gen. Pershing by the city of New '
The messages dropped by the police I
flyer welcomed the general on be- j
half of the city, and were signed byj
mayor Hylan and Hodman Wan a-
maker, chairman of the mayor's com- J
mittee of welcome to homecoming
troops. Fro aboard the city steamer
Patrol, mayor Hylan, Gov. Smith and
other notables greeted the returning j
soldiers, on behalf of the city and ,
"Welcomed by Vice President.
Vice president Marshall welcomed
Gen. Pershing from the deck of the
destroyer Blakely. In the vice presi-
( Continued on paare 2, column 4.)
New U. S. Submarines
Superior to Foe Craft
"Washington. D. C Sept. S. Ex
haustive comparative tests of the
relative merits of German U-boats
and United States submarines of
the new "S" type, conducted by a
special board of naval officers,
shows the German craft to be in
ferior to the new American sub
meraibles in every respect.
with the exception of Savage, who
Official confirmation of the fire
was drewned in the ice machine room
according to Billy..
1 Admiral Rodman Ashore,
and deaths and injuries resulting
therefrom was lacking. Admiral
Hugh Rodman, coramanderinchlef of
the Pacific fleet, who was ashore at
the time of the fire, said he was un
able to confirm any details of the
A board, of Investigation was
named and the scheduled departure
of the vessel for Seattle tonight was
canceled, according to Billy. He es
timated the damage at 5189.00.
Canght In Rush of Water.
The fire started in the rheostat
room, presumably from a cigaret ac
cording to Billy. It spread to the tee
machine room, where Hilario and Di
zon were getting ice. Savage went to
tneir rescue and was caught in a rusn
of water with which the compartment
was being flooded.
Lieut. Com. Carroll took charge of
rthe fire. Half suffocated, he was re
moved from the dynamo room a lew.
minutes later, and was followed An
command by the other officers namwl,
all of whom were overcome.
Billy said he had charge of the dis
tribution of gas masks, but in the ex
citement, some of the men suffocated
seized masks used for drill purposes
only and unfit to keep out the smoke
and fumes.
Approximately 1W0 visitors on board
when the fire broke out were cleared
from the vessel's side in half an
Citizen Is Appreciated
Sells His Wife for $10;
Sony; He Goes Gunning
Pittsburg-, Pa, Sept 8. Alter
selling his wife lor $10. A. H.
Snowden, a negro, repented and
went gunning for the couple. When
he saw them he fired several
shots, one of which grazed his
wife's leg. At the station house
Ballard Deheny pulled out the re
ceipt showing that he had lawfully
purchase! Snowden's wife.
Noted British Sea Fighter,
Who Visited El Paso,
Victim of Apoplexy.
London. Eng, Sept 8 Admiral
baron Beresford died Saturday night
while on a visit to the duke of Port
land at Langwell, Caithness, Scotland.
Death was due to apoplexy.
Lord Beresford became distinguish,
ed at sea as a fighter In the British
navy and then became famous on land
as a fighter in parliament for "a
great British nary to control the
Entering the British navy at the
age of IS, Beresford served his conn-
try on -the high seas for a half cen
tury. During the brief periods he
served in parliament. He was a popu
lar naval hero of England and a real
admiral -when he was retired in 1911
at age of 65 years.
Gained Fame at Alexandria.
The world still remembers his cour
ageous exploit in 1884, during the
bombardment of Alexandria. He was
then IS years of age. In his little
ship -Condor," he silenced the Mara
bout forts, entered the city and estab
lished an effective police force.
Many foreign governments, as well
as our own, bestowed medals upon the
admiral for gallantry. But of them
all. he felt most proud of those which
were given him for leaping overboard
at high sea to rescue shipmates.
Baron Beresford visited in EI Paso
about 10 or 11 years ago, shortly
after the death of his brother, lord
Delaval Beresford. who owned a ranch
m MeJLim near aaas Frances anai
frequently visited In El Paso. Lord I
Delaval Beresford was killed in a
train wreck near Medicine Hat,
Canada, while acompanylng a ship
ment of catle from his ranch in
Mexico. The brother, admiral lord
Beresford. came here with a party of
friends some months later to settle
the brother's estate and make a set
tlement with a negress. who called
herself "Lady Flo" and claimed to be
the commonlaw wife of lord Delaval
Beresford. "Lady Flo" died in
HI Paso three years ago. She was
seen much in the company of lord
Delaval Beresford before he died, and
was a constant companion on his
ranch in Mexico.
The late Lew Vldal of El Paso, was
a boyhood friend of admiral Beres
ford when both were youngsters in
South American waters, both in the
British navy. Their last meeting was
at Samoa, during the great hurricane
of the seventies, until they met In EI
Paso on the occasion of the visit here
of the admiral to look after his
brothers estate.
Headliners In
Today's Theaers
"When Bearcat Went Dry."
"The Dummy," Jack Plckford.
"Through the Wrong Door,"
Madge Kennedy.
"Bill Apperson's Boy,"- Jack
"A White Man's Chance, J. W.
"A Man's Fight," Dustin Farnum.
Only By War With England,
France And Japan Wilson
President at Omaha Answers Treaty Keservation Argu
ments; Says Eeservations Unnecessary; All Senate
Writes in Pact Must Go Back for German Consent;
Those Across Seas Are Not in Good Humor Now.
"kMAHA, Neb.. Sept & Discussing
V for the first time during his
speaking tour proposed reservations
to the league of nations, president
Wilson replied in an address here to
day to arguments advanced by those
who favor reservations.
"A reservation." said the president.
"is an assent with a big 'but' We
agree "but" "
The proposed reservation pro
viding for unconditional with
drawal from membership, said the
president, meant that lis spon
sors wanted to "sit near the door
with their hand on the knob,1 and
If they saw anything they didn't
like, to "scuttle and ran."
The learrue nrovlso that interna
tional obligations must be fulfilled
before withdrawal never would re
strain the United States." he said.
because this nation would always
live ud to its provisions.
Those who wanted a reservation to
article 10. Mr. Wilson continued,
simply didn't want to come in now,
but wanted to be "late joiners."
Any reservation regarding the
Monroe doctrine, he added, was un
nessary because the doctrine has been
"swallowed. hoo! line and sinker" by
the peace conference and had been
authenticated by the big powers of
the world for the first time. There
was no trick about it he asserted,
for the document was the work of
"honest men."
Reservation Supererogatory.
So far as reservations about do
mestic Questions were concerned, he
declared. It would be a work of su
nerero cation.
"We didn't ask Germany's, consent
about the meaning of any of the
terms when we were in Paris," he
"We told them what they meant
and said, 'sign here.' Dees any pa
triotic American want that method
changed t
There were cries of "no. no." from
the crowd.
"if reservations were pat in.
Mr. Wilson (old them, all that the
senate had written In woald have
to Kt back for the consent of
Germany. He added that there
were Indications that those on
the other side of the water are
not In as good a humor as they
had been. '
The only way the Shantung pro-
itll'HB fifff"' ha. bettered, Mr, Wilson
rUeUarfui sjuulu be to go to war with
Japan, Bagiana ana France, lie torn
the crowd the nation could not "sign
all but a part of a treaty."
"We cannot rewrite this treaty,"
said he. "We must take it or leave
He said he believed the treaty
should be accepted soon, but added:
"But no man can tell how long
It will take the United States
senate to do anything."
Th president said he had heard
some men wanted the United States
to stand alone for an "armed pan
Americanism," but he did not be
lieve the people would accept it He
paid a tribute to senator Hitchcock,
the Democratic leader in the treaty
fight, whose home la in Omaha.
Would Clear Up Labor Problems.
Prompt acceptance of the peace
treaty,- so that uncertainties in labor
conditions throughout the world may
be cleared up. was urged by president
Wilson. The international labor or
ganization to be set up under the
treaty, he said, would give to labor
a new bill of rights.
Mr. Wilson spoke to a crowd of
Nebraskans and Iowans which filled
every corner of the auditorium, said
to seat 756 persons.
He was taken for an eight mile
automobile rido on the way to the
hall, women of the Red Cross motor
corps driving the party.
On the downtown portions of the
ride, there were crowds which cheer
ed the president and in the residential
sections, small crowds had gathered
here and there.
Although the presidential special
had left Des Moines, where the presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson had rested over
Sunday, at ' midnight it was side
tracked for several hours among the
Iowa corn fields near Underwood, so
that those on board could complete a
full night's rest It was about 9
oclock before the train rolled into
Omaha. Leaving Immediately after
his address, the president was to
speak tonight at Sioux Falls, S. D.
Omnha People Cheer Executive.
The president was introduced by
G. W. Wattles, state president and
secretary of the League to Enforce
In Spite of Incoisistencies of His Statements, Wilson
Meets More Friendly Spirit as He Moves Westward;
People Show Interest in Problems Directly Affecting
America; Strain of Speaking Tells on President.
8. F
President Wilson eltcita a
friendlier response, a heartier greet
ing and a progressively earnest en
thusiasm for the fundamentals of nls
errand as he moves through Missouri,
Iowa, and Nebraska, In that section
of America where go-hand -In-hand a
contempt for party politics and an
impatience to remove for all time the
obstacles to a permanent peace.
Nothing seems to strike the biff
audience as more apropos or apt than
a denunciation of the party meneuvera
that keep the American public per
plexed and beTrildered about national
and international policy.
One mlRbt hare thought the
roof vra coming down when the
president dlnrre-jilnxly rr marked
to a parked auditorium of 15,000
people at St. IooU that he some
times vrlhed "Iloth parties mfsrht
be smothered In their ovrn pss"
Democratic Senator
Proposes Compromise
On Pact Reservations
Washington, D. C Sept 8. Sen
ator Simmons, Democrat of North
Carolina, announled to the senate
today that while he favored ratifi
action of the treaty without
amendment reservation, he was
-convinced that concessions must be
made to those favoring reserva
tions, and that he had been dis
cussing with Democrats a "com
promise" on conservative reserva
tions of an interpretative character.
Peace. There were great cheers when
Mr. Wilson arose to speak.
Mr. Wilson said he was happy to
appeal for acceptance of the treaty,
not as the representative of a party,
but as the representative of the
whole people, saying he believed the
people had been led to think there
were only four or five clauses In the
peace treaty. The president showed
to the audience a bulky volume con
taining the text Those who picked
little flaws In It. he declared, had no
conception of the majesty of the
Every one who had read the
treaty, declared the president,
agreed that It contained a com
plete settlement of the matters
that led to this war and that It
contained the machinery by which
they shall stay settled.
The disputed land titles of Europe
had been settled by the treaty. Mr.
Wilson continued, on the basis that
in each case the land belonged to the
people that lived on it
"The character of liberty for the
working men of the world," Mr. Wil
son said, never had been dreamed of
before. He added that there was only
one wav to see to the enforcement of
such provisions and that was through
a league oi nations.
Declaring the league would include
all the jrreat Deonles exceot RemiBT.
the president, said Germany would be
admitted after a "period of proba
tion." He referred to charges that
tne treaty was too harsh, and said it
provided only that Germany pay what j
she was able. She had committed a
-criminal act" he said, and must suf
fer and pay.
iOBXiaenee that th ttbIImI
States would enter the league at
Its formation was expressed by
Sir. Wilson, who said the only al-
tentative wonld be to stay oat
and then come In later alone with
Jumpnasizmg the arbitration fea
tures' of the leasrue. he said that in
case inose processes railed, the result
WOUld bft not W3r hUl 9n ..wnnmlr.
boycott and Isolation under whieh th
strongest nation In Europe could not
stand for six months. After that he
yicuiticu, tuey wiu nave no stomach
m war.
UUOtlSe article Id of th. Inn,.
covenant Mr. Wilson said anyone who
wmwoiaaus ine .ungusn language
must admit that when it said the
league could "advise." it meant "ad
vise" and not compel. He charact
erized the league as "the only possible
guarantee against war." and said he
would feel recreant to those who
fought the war If he djd not secure
It Was Tint An "ah.Alnt." ...
he added, because there was no ab
solute guarantee against human pas-
Fears Bolshevism In V. S.
Des Moines. Til &nt 1
baity that bolshevism may spread in
threatening proportions to the United
States unless the peace treaty is rati-
" promptly was suggested by presi
dent Wilson in an address here Satur
day night
-ine whole world was waltlnc- nn.
easily, he said, while thn nntsnn vhi,i,
had wrecked Russia was spreading
among people who did not vat Vnnw
nnat guarantees mere were to be for
iioerty in tne new wor d order ttwt.
and capital in the United States, he
asserxeu. couiu not proceeed Intelli
&enuy wim meir settlements nor
could problems like the railroad situa
tion be solved while the suspense con
tinued. Mr. Wilson defended the Shantung
provision of the treaty and said the
league covenant section referring to
the Monroe doctrine had been In
serted to "give the Monroe doctrine
right of way in the western hemi
sphere," he declared and his convic
tion was that it would do so.
and strain at Kansas City and
strain at Des Moines, Mr. Wilson
took occasion, with excellent ef
fect, to say that the treaty and
leajrne of nations were by no
means a party matter.
But the trouble is a statement like
that, while it proclaims a 'principle
which the people like to hear, does
not leave them any better informed as
to why the treaty is being blocked
than they were before
Recall WHsons Partisanship.
They recall that Mr. Wilson him
self; in his selection of peace com
mission ers to represent America at
Paris, chose only members of his own
Nor are they unmindful of the fact
that the Democratic party In the sen
ate supports the treaty and league
almost to a roan' and apparently seeks
no reservations or amendments what
soever, while the Republican party
disagrees almost entirely with that
viewpoint and wants either to tack
on explanatory reservations or
(Contlnaed on pace 2, colann 3.)
Can't Sign at All if Reser
vations Are Made, Is
Allies' Ultimatum.
U. S.-British Pad to Pro
tect Belgium Against
Aggression Denied.
PARIS, France, Sept. S The
supreme council of the peace
conference today Informed Ro
mania that she must slan the
peae treaty with Austria, withont
reservation or abstain altogether
from signing. The Rumanian
peaee delegation baa not yet
reached a decision In the matter.
The Rumanian delegation had sent
a note to tho peace conference, de
claring that its intention was to sign
the Austrian treaty with reservations.
Members of the American delegation
at the peace conference deny all
knowledge of an agreement, reported
in the British press, by which the
United States and England guarantee
Belgium against German aggression.
Discuss Reply to German ZVote.
The supreme council today also dis
cussed the German reply to the allied
demand for suppression of article 61
of the German constitution providing
for Austrian representation in the
German parliament.
While the council probably will
spend several days on tne reply to the
German notelt is considered certain
that the answer will be extremely
firm In tone, taking the position that
Germany is violating the treats be
fore it becomes effective, thereby
rendering it Impossible for the allies
ic rauiy il.
Austrian Vote to Sign.
Vienna, Austria, Sept. S. (By the As
sociated Press). The national as
sembly by a vote of 97 to 22. Satur
day decided to sign the peace treaty.
The assembly, tvowever, protested
against "the violation of Austria's
right of free disposal of herself."
Washington, D. C, Seat. S. The
peace treaty will be reported to the
senate next Wednesday noon, chair
man Lodge, of the foreign relatlos
committee announced today. It is
planned to call un the treaty for de
bate beginning: next Monday.
Senator Lodge declined to predict
how long the senate would require to
dispose of the treaty. It will be con
sidered article by article and. Mr.
Lodge said, the, first amendment to
be taken up probably will be that
providing for equality of voting be
tween the United Statta and Great
The majority report or the commit
tee on the treaty Is said to be un
usually brief.'
The minority report also is Hearing
completion, but the time of its pre
sentation has not been determined.
Replies from the floor of the senate
to presldnt Wilson's speeches to the
country and negotiations between
senators advocating "strong" reser
vatios are expected to be the out
stadlng features of the ninth week,
beginning today, in the peace treaty
In his speech to the senate Satur
day, senator Norrts, Republican, of
Nebraska, said president Wilson was
wrong in stating that England and
the other allies had promised Japan
Germany's rights in China to get
Japan into the war. It was a matter
of history, he said, that the allies did
not make their secret agreement with
Japan until 1917, when all of Ger
many's possessions in China had been
capured and there was not a German
ship on the Pacific
A report submitted by the Irish na
tional bureau to the senate foreign
relations committee declared the pres
ident declined to use his influence to
get a hearing at the peace conference
for Irish representatives, declaring
that Frank P. Walsh and former Gov.
Dunne, of Illinois, by intemperate
speeches in Ireland, had made it im
possible. The president was represented as
having declared treaties in existence
impeded his efforts to procure self
determination for subject peoples.
Coblenz , Germany, Sept. 8. (By
the Associated Press.) Property
valued at approximately lO.OOO.M
barks sold recently by the Ameri
cans to the Germans, was destroyed
Saturday by explosions in ammuni-1
tion damps near Aueavec Among
the material destroyed was ammu-
nltion worth marks, which;
was sold Friday to a German com
pany for commercial purposes.
Fire followed the first explosion
and destroyed about 50 buildings.
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TJ. S. Makes Vigorous Representations Following Death
of H. S. McGiU, Shot From Ambush and Beaten to
Death; Company Under Cantu in Lower California
Eebels; Officers Zilled; Senate Probers Begin.
JTL CENTRO, Calif., Sept 8. A company of soldiers ia the array of
Gov. Estiban Cantu. of the northern district of Lower California, mu
tinied last night near Andrade. according to advices received here today.
Four officers were killed. A posse was sent ia pursuit of the soldiers, ac
cording to the advices.
Washington. D. C. Sept. 8. Herbert
S. McGni, as American citizen, was
killed by Mexicans at Coapa, In the
state of Chiapas, August 3. accord
ing to advices received today by the
state department.
Representations aave been made
to the Mexican government and
Instructions Issued for an Im
mediate and careful inquiry Into
the facta of MeG Ill's death.
McGIll, riding horseback,' was at
tacked from ambush. He was shot
from his horse, beaten to death and
his body thrown into the Coapa river.
McGill was the son of James K.
McGill. of Chicago.
Senate ITobe Begins.
A senate foreign relations subcom
mltte was ready today to start an in
vestigation of the Mexican situation,
which it ia expected will cover sev
eral months. Many witnesses will be
called and hearings will be held in
Washington. In New York and on the
Mexican border. The subcommittee,
of which senator Fall, New Mexico.
Is chairman, has given notice that it
would go Into the matter thoroughly.
The senate committee has about
two week", work in Washington and
then it is believed it will come di
rectly to SI Paso to continue the ex
amination of evidence bearing on
mistreatment of Americans by Mexi
cans and border raids. The committee
will have headquarters at -the cham
ber of commerce when it arrives.
Asserts U. S. Munitions
Manufacturers Wor Hand
In Hand With Smugglers
New Torlc Sept. S. Between 117,
W).m and JJ0.&M.S00 worth of goods
are smuggled annually' across the
Mexican border. More than one
fourth of which are arms and ammu
nition, according to a statement is
sued here by the National Association
for the Protection of American Rghts
tn Mexico, quoting Dr. P. B. Altendorf,
former member of the United States
military intelligence department, as
Responsibility for the "deviltries"
of Villa and other bandits was placed
Well Known Texan and El Paso Citizen Dies Suddenly
Following Wound in Stomach While Unloading Shot
gun; Dies on Son's Birthday Anniversary; Family
Witnesses Accident; Funeral Will Be Held Tuesday.
Paso's best known business men
and best loved citizens, met death by
accident Sunday afternoon about 5:10
oclock, on the Krakauer ranch near
Clint, in the lower valley.
The shot came from a gun either
In the hands of Mrs. Krakauer or the
one Mr. Krakauer was unloading, but
it is believed It was from Mrs. Kra
kauera gun. I
Mr. and Mrs. Krakauer and son,
Ralph, and nephew, Sidney Franel,
had gone down to Uie ranch in the
afternon for doves and were DreDar-
ing to return to El Paso when the
accident occured. Ralph Krakauer
was coming towards the car on horse
back and Sidney was loadmg some
or tne equipment into tne car ween
the accident occurred. It all happened
so quickly and unexpectedly that it
is not quite dear in the minds of
either Mrs. Krakauer or bidney.
Robert had Just said: "We'll unload
the guns now," and Sidne; heard the
clicking of the guns as the shells
wero thrown out. He heard the click
of one gun that indicated the maga
zine had been emptied. Just then
there came an explosion and Robert
exclaimed "oh." Sidney at first
thought either Mr. or Mrs. Krakauer
had 'Shot at some doves and that the
"oh" was an exclamation from Robert
following a poor shot, but as he
looked up Robert was falling into his
wife's arms. As Sidney reached their
side-he heard Robert utter something
such as, "I am done for." or "I am
going." Death resulted almost in
stantly. The charge of ahot had en
tered his side.
Unfamiliar With Gun.
Mrs. Krakauer was not familiar
with the machanism of her gun. Sun
day was the lzth birthday anniversary
of Ralph Krakauer and they had
given him & dinner party at noon. His
cousin. Sidney Frankel. was present
After the dinner, the family decided
to go down the valley for a bant Mrs.
Krakauer asked about the mechanism
of the gun, a !o gage Winchester, and
Robert and the boys had shown her
how to operate It Mr. Krakauer had
by Altendorf at the door of Amen- an
manufacturers .of arms and ammu
nition. Carranza Assassination
Plot Story Is Believed
Propaganda of His Aids
Washington, D. C, Sept. 8 An
nouncement in Mexico City newspa
pers that Gen. Juan Barragan. Mexican
chief of staff, had discovered & plot
to assassinate president Carrar.za, is
believed, by officials here to se an
other part of the movement b? the
inner circle of Carranza's officehold
ers to win support for their chief
among- the Mexican people. Tbe-e
have been many evidences ic the past
few weeks of Carranza's weakening
Mexican Women Would
Protect the "Fatherland"
If Men Fail to Do So
Mexico City. Hex. Sept . A pa
triotic manifesto was issued Suraay
by the national council of Mexican
women, II declares the organization
"considers the country as sacral as
rlfce home and prefers Mexico dead to
-iiexico unwe-rany."
"Mexican women." the manifesto
declares, "will assume the men's du"s
toward tht fatherland If the men fail
to do so.
Washington. D. a. Sept 8. The
affidavit which the Carranza govern
ment compels Americans to sign be
fore permitted to enter the Tampleo
region formally releases the Mexican
governments responsibility for what
may happen to them. If thev refuse
to sign. Mexican officials wul not tji
their passports.
Laredo. Tex, Sept 8. A belated
dispatch received from Torreoa, Mex.
declares Dr. Angel Gutierrez, whose
name is among those presented to th
(Continued on page 5, column 3.)
recently given it to her as a rresent,
as she was quite fond of acroTpar.:
ing blm on his hunting trips an4
Robert was one of the most ardent
sportsman In the city and very fond
of bird shooting. He was always
known as being very careful with a
Dr. Byrd was summoned from C; nt
following the accident, but the
wounded man was dead when he
reached the scene. The body was
brought Immediately to El Paso.
(Continued on page 3. eolamn 5.)
The proved circulation of .
The El Paso nerald Is nearly
& twice that of any other El Paso
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