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EL PASO HERALD
HOME EDITION
WEATHER FORECAST.
El Fas and west Texas, pcebaMy raia, temperature
unchanged; New Mexico, ram in MVtk; Anions, ram
or anew is north.
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
SINGLE COPT. FITS CENTS
EL PASO, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 7. 1920
DELIVERED AXTWHEKC. fee MONTH
36 PAGES. 4 SECTIONS. TODAY
TODAY'S PRICES.
Mexican bank notes, state bins, J6.5034.00; pesos,
old, $10130; Mexican gold, $50.75; narionalej, 29c; bar
silver, EiE quotation, $1.324; copper, 19H194:;
grain, stronger; livestocks, higher; stocks, weak.
RMY BLAMED FOR RAID ON COLUMBUS
.ALLIED COUNCIL
no nrini
Ud
ULHU
ID GERMANY
LANE RESIGNS FLEEWILS0N STIRS
MM UUSlNfiT;
LONG SERVICE
French Charge to Deliver
List Of MenW anted
For Trial.
WHOLE QUESTION
UP TO GERMANY
Paris Surprised At Change
Of Attitude On Part
Of British.
Pkr.is,
the
France. Feb 7 Delivery to
German government by the
I rencb charge in Berlin of the
.l-i of Germans whose extradition is
u- ma tided by the allies is the proper
ro irse to pursue In the existing cir-
ut stances, the council of ambaesa
d -s decided todav. its action was
aae known through an official cotn-
nique-
It is understood that in the dls-
smoo f the question today the
.. hasadors took the wew that the
1 1 ire question now Is up to Germany
id that farther steps by the allies
-nnuld await the action of the Ger-in-
author! ties.
The rerial by the council of the
-Mure of issuing official con
'n mques provoked considerable com-;
fT, it was taken as Indicating that
i- re was to be a restriction upon
Me sources of information of the
t nunc! doings.
avy Officers lreued.
Berlin, Germany. Feb. 7 Twelve
acTurals. two high seas commanders.
i -boat captains and numerous otn-
r aime officers of the German nay
r. included in the list of Germans
h s extradition is demanded by the
n'-nte powers. The names of vir
al i all the officials on the naval
"i and high sea staffs are found
the list.
,dmiral on Mueller, chief of the
v r r nara' cabinet, among these
i red was permanently attached to
- -o headauarters where he i
t ted among fonr- enwSror Wtl-
f personal confidential advisers.
i dditlon the allies demand admiral
- Tirpitz admiral von Capelle an
lumiral von Trotba. who were sao-f
ivnelf -cretaries of the navy,
dmiraltv officers who win die-
ss the list charge that the whole
is iu aemand for German naval of
"ml indicates the entente's desire
to permanently paralyze German na
- tl aspirations and the presence of
rn p like those of admiral von Tir
and admiral von Mueller is ndl-
Secretary of Interior's Plans j
for Future Not An-
nounced.
TO JAPAN 10
ESCAPE REDS
T. 1 7ASHIJC GTON D C Feb, T.
W Secretary Franklin K. Lane of
the department of the interior
has placed his resignation in .ti
hands of president Wilson. )
It became known some time ago
that the secretary contemplated leav
ing the cabinet when it was conven
ient for the president to release htm.
it is understood mat Mr. L-anes
plans for the immediate future have
not been folly matured but will be
announces soon. He nas been secretary-
of the interior since the betr-hr
ning of president Wilson's adminis
tration. Prior to that he was a mem
ber and chairman of the interstate
commerce commission.
Mr. Lane's resiiraation terminates
public service of more than 29 years
in wuicn ne has neia many posts, oe
ginning with local offices in his
home state of California.
It has been a matter of common
agreement among politicians for some
time that he would be a presidential
possibility were it not for the fact
that he was bora in Canada.
Secretary Lane's resignation Is ef-
lecvve aurcn i.
Situation Grows Grace as
Radicals Gain Control
of Vladivostok
proclaWstate
of siege exists
Only Japs And Americans
Left as Bulwark Against
Soviet Army.
rKlO, Japan, Feb. 7- Russian of
ficers who have been serving t
Vladivostok under command of
Gen. Rosanoff, governor general of
the Russian maritime nrovince. have
arrived with their families in Tsnrnga
harbor on the southern coast of Ja-
Tfcev were on board two Russian
warships which entered port early to
day, and their arrival, which was un-
1 heralded. aDoears to indicate an ex-
President Wilson has accented the . odns of Russians from the eastern;
n.mntlAK -,. ., fl..4 ... U Olk.-I.
Lane. Discussion of a nrobable suc
cessor today included the name of Reports received late in week re-
.7"
DEMOCRATS TO
TREATY ACTION
President's Letter Aids
to Return Pact to
Senate.
Plan
Alexander T. Vogelsang, of California,
now first assistant secretary of the
interior.
Few T-Boat Officers Included.
O t of a total of 500 German sab-"
r Arne commanders, the entente pow-
r- haic called for only 30, who. pre-
- mat 1 are suspected of having ex-
.-v-aed their legitimate instructions.
r f--K comprise all the prominent U-
n- operators. The admiralty ad
ted loslne 2 U-boats, and it is
- nated 10 wore left at the dose
tf the conflict.
Commander Boeker is an aviatir
h attempted a sensational Zeppe
1 n flight to the German colony In
e heart of Africa. Officials are un
ab e to account for the absence of the
lanes of Zeunelln commanders who
bombed London, in view of the fact
xat naval officer were demanded
cW-Tv by England.
Capt. erger, whose name was in-
luded in the list. wa. commander of;
f werman raider woirr
Few parliamentary leaders in Ber
'm todav would venture any opinion
's to what action would be taken but
-iir-p inclined to be skeptical In i
card to the seriousness of the allied
m lotnand for extradition They were
wT mailed to believe it to be the pre
lude of a demand for a staggering In-
Vrnnirv or an allied move in some
oter direction.
tonishment has been caused In
French circles by a change of attl
Tjde on th nart of the British cov
o-mifnt reganng the extradition of
"ermaits accused of violations of the
laws of war.
While it was understood that Great
Britain was the most Insistent of all
rowers represented at the peace cob
rvrence in demanding the trial of
'orner emperor "Will iam aud other
prominent Germans, information has
een received that the British now
-ire showing a tendencv to leave the
nltiative in the process of extradi-
rn to others.
Tt was said yesterdav that baron
Birkenhead, lord chancellor of Eng
land In understood to have made it
clear the British croernment favored
i radical modification of the list in
irder that an ajrreement with Ger
TiaT" mitht be reached ,
Premier MUlerand declared In the
lamber' of deputies latst reriing the
vlMe would not acu-te the left
1 mlc of the Bhine until He many had
i lllled all the terms of the Ver
ta. lle treatv
Aerial Police Wanted to
Halt Liquor Smuggling
PHILADELPHIA. Fa Feb 7
Innumerable cares mav spring
up overnight in the great
mTican desert unless xn aerial
ponce force is organised to pre
vent the smuggling of liquor into
th countrv by alrpismc accord
ing to Lieut Theouore H. Cowee.
instructor in a'v iation at the
Pennsiania MILlan college
It would be possible Lieut.
Cowee sas, for a fairl large plane
to bring in an average of 209 gal
lons nightiy from Mexico. Cuba or
ranada Chances of arresting an
aerial smuggler from the ground
would be very slim he adds, unless
a plane could be sufficiently iden
tified to justify firing upon it, but
-en then the aviator could escape
easily With an aerial police a
smuggler could be followed to his
landing field and arrested.
O The proved circulation of
The 3 Paso Herald Is nearly
twice thnt of any other 1
Faso paper.
ferred to a serious state of affairs!
in Vladivostok and it appeared the
Bolsheviki had assumed control of the
country up to within a short distance
of the city. Nikolsk. 49 miles north,
was in the bauds of the reds at that
time, and Vmerican forces along the
railroad between that piaee sea
Vladivostok reported encountering
unite of the soviet army. A state of
steee had been reclaimed In the city
and runner retnxorcemente or Japan
ese troops were expected.
More recent advices stated revolu
tionist forces had occupied Vladivos
tok. Januarr 31. and that allied mis
sions which had been in the cftv had
left, going westward ever the trans
Siberian railroad In the direction of
Harbin. Nothing was reported as to
the fHght of Russian officers which
mav indicate the wholesale desertion
of Russian government troops or their;
dispersion. If this scould prove to bei
the case, tae oniy oonsiaeranie anu
Bolehevfk forces In far eastern Si
beria would be Japanese and Amerl-
Army Posts To
Be Permanent
Along Border
Permanent buildings at United
States army, posts .along the Bio
Grande are nearlng completion which
win make the border almost impreg
nable to foreign invasion, according
to information received ha El Paso
Saturday through military channels.
Bt sides the old military stations,
such as Fort Brown. Fort Ringgold.
Fort Mcintosh. Fort Clark and Fort
BL&S, man new posts are being per
manent v established. AJoacr that
jitretch of the rler setwoesj ita mouth
and Eagle Pass, the InrlHteg aefrvHles
or the war department are unaer way
at 26 military stations. From Eagle
Pass to El Paso, particularly in the
Big Bend region, many other army
posts are being built. The projects
under construction along the lower
5u miles of the Rio Grande will cost
total of S1.S15.4Z7.5X.
Vast Project.
The arojects include the construc
tion of officers quarters, barracks,
mess buildings, lavatories, noncom
missioued officers quarters, hay sheds,
railroad tracks, motor transport sheds,
guard houses, grain sheds, ware
houses, stables, infirmaries, post ex
changes, blacksmith shops, corrals
and latrines.
The funds have been alloted as fol
lows Brownsville. m.4t7.S, San
Benito. SC0&9S68, Mercedes, 595,-
an te n u at a, . iftn.
Si ."B,K?StSi"rw .-.T7o7M round the buildtar. Jai
CS'i sftVffl"A.Vlthe way. trat tie rffleer of an Amerl-
I8.S7, Laredo S121.34a.17: Eagle
U. S. MARINES INTERVENE
IN CLASH AT VLADIVOSTOK
London. Ene- Feb T. American
marines at Vladivostok intervened
when Japanese soldiers attempted to
prevent revolutionary troops from
capturing Gen. Rosanoff, Russian
governor general, when the city was
taken by the reds, according to a
Vladivostok dispatch to the MalL
The message, which was dated last
Sunday, stated Gen. Rozanoff finally
escaped and took refugee on a Japa
nese cruiser in tne naxDor
Describing the capture of the city.
the correspondent says the first
revolutionists entered by stealth,
seized the street railroad and used
the cars to carrr them up the main
street to the house occupied by Gen.
Roxanoff. When tiey tried to sur
round the building. Japanese blocked
t
NGTON. D C. Feb. 7.
ter listening to a letter
from oresident Wilson reaf
firming his stand against any
out interpretative reservauoBS
the peace treaty. Democratic sei
tors decided In conference today to
proceed with their previous plan to
help bring the treaty up in the senate
Mondav and to work for a reservation
comnromase.
The letter is understood to have ex
pressed the presidents willingness
to accept anv interpretative reserva
tions that the Democrats might frame,
but to have omitted discussion of any
specific reservation proposals.
a ionic aiscumon. in wnicn some
senators are said to have urged that
me .democratic senate leasers oe
more compromising In their attitude,
xoiiowua submission of the communi
cation. The only formal decision
reached. It was announced, was to aid
In every possible way the move to
take up the treaty and expedite Its
ratification
1 .Won Write. Ifltrheoek.
President Wilson has written sen
ator Hitchcock. the Democratic
leader, appro v ins: the reservations to
ine treaty oi Versailles wnicn the
senator presented to the bi-partisan
conference committees which recently
failed to reach an agreement. The
letter was written before the publica
tion of viscount Grey's letter stating
that the Lodge reservations were ac
ceptable to Great Britain. "
Senator Hitchcock took the letter
with him today into the Democratic
conference caUed to consider plans
for getting the treaty back on the
senate floor. It was understood that
the president Indorsed the minority
leader's stand on the treatv and re
affirmed the president's attitude as
stated in bis letter to the Jackson
day diners
The Modified Lodge reservations
SOLOHS
D
GUARANTEE
JIGBEEICaoaiy Colonel Asleep At
Switch, 'Veiled9 Charge Of
Mexican Probe Witness
abandoned bi-partisan commute.
consideration of th peace treaty will
oe reromea next weeic m tne meaate.
.uusggn it is expected under tne de
cialon the original Rennblican rmr
ration. wUI be attached to the treaty
when it Is referred t. the foreign re
lation, committee, it is understood
senator Lodge will present the modi
fied drafts as a substitute after the
cotnmrtte, has reported.
Satisfies Democrats.
J The genera opinion prevailed, how
ever, that the ehanzes worked out in
--- u.-.-j1 .... . .. r.
me nnozxiciai committee negotiations
woura prove satiszacior) to a majority
of Democratic senators.
In pursuance of Ills plan of puttine
all presidential candidates on record
in regard to the treaty, senator Borah.
Republican, of Idaho one of the rre
coneiliables, today sent a question
naire on the subject to Go James M.
Cox. of Ohio, a Democrat.
"I observe In the press reports."
senator Borah wrote, "your attack
upon the Republican senators for
delaying the ratification of the peace
treaty. I am not clear from the re
port, however, as to jour exact posi
tion. Ak Cox's Stand.
"I Infer from your statement that
I Continued on race S, Colomn 3)
agreed on tentatively by the reentry UX? ,T.rM7V2&J, SES
abandoned bi-nartikn vmitt Jl '? make upa deflett In districts where
Senate And House Con
ferees Decide On
5Yj Percent.
PLAN TO SPEED
BILL'S PASSAGE
Distribution Of Earning In
Excess Of Guarantee
Is Promised.
WASHINGTON-. D. C, Feb 7
A return of SH percent on the
aa-greKate value of the railroads
wonra oe guaranteea or tne govern
ment for a period of two years under
an asroexnent reached today by the
senate and house conferees on the
railroad bilL
la announcing the agreement today
chairman Cummins of the senate
managers said their written section
nrovided that after the two...-
Kriod the percentage of return would
fixed by the interstate commerce
rommission, -wnicn would De author
ised to fix rates so as to yield that
rriQrn.
With the agreement on this section
leaders hope to complete final enact
ment of the hill before March L
ITsed as Grasps.
The aa-a-reaate vara, of the .rnn-
erties used in transportation would
be determined by the Interstate com
merce commission, aecerdrag to the
bill, the determination beteg by traf
fic districts. These districts would
be used as croupe for rate making
and in territories where the roads
earned an equivalent of the guaran
teed return, no mereaae in rate.
would be necessary.
T
0
DECUHES
m MILLIONS
TROOPS 1 TIE TO PREPARE FOR EXTENSION
OF IRRIGATION
roosThkely wi "bV lTlbrSle-1 SB,is to es the fc per-
mnliiar.llAn tK. u.a. &. will vfnu
Pass. J122.80 1
3II-eeIlaneou Work.
Minor znlscellaneous construction
Is m progress at Llano Grande, Guad
alupe. Dolores Mines, Dolores Ranch,
San Tgnacio, Zapata, Indlo Rancho
Lehman's ranch. Fort Clark. Cold
storage plants are also being con
structed at Haiiingen. Fort Brown,
xvii -nuihj&uiu, roil viaraL. jacrotruca. 'Mftni-j.
San Benito. McAllen. Samfardvce.JT"wppl'w'
Vav- Mwnai Vttrrt. Tr... a bw4 Iteml
Rio.
can marine detachment announced he
would not permit Interference The
Japanese then withdrew and all for
eign zorees observed a neutral at
titude subsequently.
Flcmres on the urohaMe asnzreeale
value of the roads are not available
yet. The commlsslfta has completed
the final physical valuation of only
three roads and the tentative valua
tions of only 9C the large being the
Kansas Cits nthera. The eotsiaj-d-ing
qstglwap assl headed ladeet
eduess e ajtVlkje Mti, assownt to
approxisuUir7 't.oiMi,
which a Jt percent return would be
ll.MMtv.eift. , ''
Based on. Three Veers.
The guaranteed return to the roads
under government control has been
about $O,tev,i00 annually based on
the three-year period just prior to the
time the government took charge, in
dividual roads receiving varying re
turn a
Distribution of earmnes m excess
of the guaranteed return also is pro
vided in the Din. one-nair ox one
percent would be available for un
productive improvements. Fifty per
cent of the excess over six percent
would go to the roads earning such
excess, while the remaining half;
v-onld be nut Into a eontinfrent fund
administered by the commission and
used to purchase equipment for ren
tal to the -weaker reads, which also
could obtain loans from the fund.
REDS OCCCl'r KJIASVOVEDSK.
London. Bug.. Feb, T The Bolsbe
vikl have occupied Krasnovedsk on
the Mxtrn fioaat of the Casnlan sea.
! according to a wireless message from
UAsuMnr
Del
BRITISH PREMIER FAVORS
CHANGES IN GERMAN LIST
London. Bng., Feb 7. Premier
Lloyd Georire is reported to favor a
substantial modification of the list of
Germans whose surrender the allies
demand, the Westminster Gazette
says today.
uaron von fc-ersner neaa ox tne
German delegation in Paris, had
made formal report to the Berlin for
eign office, according to a Copen
hagen dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company.
The allies are resorted to have told
him that after proceedings against
the present list naa seen oegun. a
farther list of those required for trial
would be presented. I
Greece L ooms
As Center Of
New Civil War
SnnuL Itslv. Feb. 7. Revolution In
Greece U forecast by Elio Panas. for
mer Greek minister of foreign affairs.
la an interview published today in the
Oiornale d'ltalia. The only alterna
tive Is the resignation of premier
venlxelos and the return oe xorraer
king Constantine. he says.
"Civil war in Greece can be avoided,
only by the return of king Constan
tino, the fall of Venlzelos and the
formation of a provisory cabinet, the
only duty of which will be to carry
out general elections. he asserts.
President, Following Prescription
For Quiet And Rest, Slowly Recovers
From Nervous Breakdown At Capital
WASHINGTON D C Feb 7
President Wilson seems to be
getting along about as well as
could be expected for a man who has
had a severe nervous breakdown. In
terest in his condition appears mucn
more acute outside of the capital than
insida. where official folks, busy with
a multitude of things, have come to a
methodical svstem of handling the
business which ordinarily would have
the attention of Mr. Wilson.
Inquiry at the wnite nouse tib
that the president walks about his
bedroom and the upper apartments of
the house with the aid of a cane, but
that he is wheeled outdoors to avoid
ttiinninv mi h KnflT covered DOrcheB
and steps. He seems to enjoy his daily
exposure to the winter weather, which
tor Washington is miner exirenw
TMevadAtrfl nd mor like that of a city
along the great lakes than one south
of the Mason anu mxon line.
Leads a Dell Life.
The president leads more or less a
monotonous life, closed in from all
friends and official colleagues. Dr.
Carey T. Grayson, his physician, man
ages to keep senators, cabinet mem
bers ana amnassaaors irom seeing
the president and the latter has al
wava nref erred that official matters
be put In writing. He spends from an
hour to three hours a day reading:
memoranda and the newspapers ana
feels in fairly close touch with what
is going on outside of the executlte
mansion
As for a description or the presi
dent's condition I was told that the
president was progressing and that
By DAVID LAHRECE.
each week saw some imt rovement
Inqniry whether his rate of recovery
was slower than expected the answer
was that 'Wilson's convalescense was
"encouragingly good. There still
seems to be need for mental and phy
sical rest with nobody able to guess
accurately just how long Mr. Wilson
will have to remain In seclusion. It
Is a fact, however, that people around
the white house would be disappointed
If the president were not back at his
desk during the soring months. No
specialists have lately visited the
(Continued ou page 7 column 5.)
Golf Has Right of Way
Over Engineer's Trains
PINEHURST. N C Feb. 7 Mrs.
F Metcalf Keating, of the
Agawam Hunt club, hooked
her drive to the railroad tracks
near the clubhouse as a train wai
nearing The eogln .er, leaning
out of his cab, saw the ball come
to rest between the rails and
perch upon an ideal but precarious
"lie" In the form of a tiny pile of
cinders. He grasped the airbrake
and brought the train to a sudden
stop
The passengers were slightly
shaken up In the process, but Mrs.
Keattngs "lie" was not disturbed.
The train waited until a Rood re
covery shot had been played and
then resumed its Journey northward.
Peking. China, Feb. 7 By the As
sociated Press) Japan's proposal to
open negotiations with China for the
return of Shantung province has
placed the government in a dilemma,
according to Dr. Ten Hawk -Ling,
councillor of the foreign office, who
has just returned from Paris with
foreign minister Lu Cheng-Hsiang
The acceptance of the Japanese
proposal Is objected to by provincial
authorities, student bodies, cham
bers of commerce and various guilds
but a refusal, besides endangering
the good relations of the two coun
tries, Dr Ten pointed out would
necessarily mean the Indefinite post
ponement of the province's restora
tion. The submission of the con
troversy to the leairue of nations
does not appeal to the councillor be
cause of the present intangible
status of that body.
In the face of the widespread agi
tation against negotiations, beaded
by the students and stronsrlv sec
onded by tho mercantile interests, the
cpvernmeat authorities announced
at Its reply to Japan would await
the arrival of Lu Cheng Hslang. A
week later the minister reached Pe
king Then It was learned that be
cause of 111 health and fatigue the
minister would not Immediately re
sume his office, but would apply for
sick leave.
Soeaklns: in his stead. Dr. Ten In.
formed the correspondent today that
no reply would be made In any event
until the provincial authorities had
been consulted and an effort had
been made to reach an understand
ing with them and the various bodies
which had entered protest. The
basts of the protests, he added, was
contention that China's declaration
of war upon Germany had auto
matically ended. Germany's treaty
rights In Shantung, notwithstanding
Japan's occupation of the territory
through its capture from the Ger
mans. Therefore it was argued there
was nothing to negotiate.
Tukichi Obata, the Japanese minis
ter, denies that his government Is
pressing China for a reply.
SHANTUNG ISSUE WILSON OPPOSES
BAFFLES JAPAN FOREIGN HONORSfi
Washington, D. C. Feb. 7. After
congress passed a law permitting
American officers to accept: decor
ations from foreign governments,
president Wilson directed the state
department to Inform all European
governments that the United States
did not wtsn anr awaros maae. secre
tary Daniels disclosed today before
the senate committee investigating
naal awards.
Before the president acted. Mr.
Daniels said, rear admiral Sims had
been Informed by the chief of bureau
of navigation of the passage of the
law and had accepted a decoration
from the kin it of En Eland and had au
thorized admiral Rodman, then com
manding the American battle division
with the British irrand fleet, and rear
admiral Strauss, directing the laying
or the .North sea mine Barrage, to
accept decorations.
Asked for Instructions.
Admiral Sims was informed by
secretary Daniels of the president's
action, the secretary continued, and
he wrote asking whether he should
return the medal to the king.
Mr. Daniels said be replied that lu
rlew of the action taken, presumably
before president Wilson's request
reached the king, there was nothing
that could bs done, and that, of course
Ihe decorations already accepted
could not be returned. He expressed
the hope at the time, he said, that
no other foreign decorations would
be clven except such as mleht be
awarded for courageous conduct In
' battle.
Reluctant to Accent.
The secretary said admirals Rod
man and Strauss were reluctant to
accept decorations from the king of
England and he read letters from
them on the subject. Admiral Rod
man stated that he "very reluctantly
eecnea to accept ior no ouier rea
son than that I did noc wish to give
offense to the British government
which holds such matters in high
esteem.'
Admiral Strauss followed the same
course taken by admiral Rodman, Mr.
Daniels saia.
Warning of Approach of Bandits Given Several Days
Before Haiti in Which Outlaws Sacked Town and
Slaughtered Citizens; Deming Citizens Bush to Aid
in Answer to Appeal; .Army Officer Missing.
By L. E. CLAYPOOL.
THAT Col H. J. Slocjm. of the 13th cavalry, was asleep at the switch cm
A i : c f l o mi: i trai -jj r i-i- at i
uic raorouig oi maicii 7, i7iu, wnca vuia raiaca v-onHo5, n. m was
indicated by testimony introduced Saturday raoraing before the sesate sub
committee investigating Mexican affairs.
W. F. Murphy, telegraph operator at Cohirab-us, who was aa operator
for the El Paso & Southwestern railroad at the toe of the raid, was the
principal witness at the morning sessioa and told of warnings received as to
the prospective raid by Col. Svoana ad of a warning message received by
5. H. BurchfieJd, a citizen, from his node in 1 Paso.
Warned of Raid. - -
So generally anticipated was the
raid, in fact, and ao widely were
Villa's ulans known that th Asia.
dated Press had a special cerrespoad-
rai vn us grouuu two ays oerore
the attack, the ooerator teetiflod.
And this correspondent wired tor an
expert operator who arrived oa the
eve of the inaseacre. And when help
finally oame it was civilian help that
had been sent for by a telephone
operator. This help consisted of sev
eral automobile loads of armed citi
zens from Deming. And another wit
ness could not remember seeina- a
commissioned officer around the
army hospital where the wounded
were taken after the raid.
Mr Murohv said it was known a
day or two before the raid that Villa
and his men were down at Boca
Grand a pass in the Casus Grande
river about 30 miles south of Colum
bus. That CoL Stocuin kaav this was
asserted by Lee Rigga a deputy col
lector of customs at Columbus, who
testified later He said he had acted
a Interpreter for two Mexican mes
senarers who renorte-d th whr-
abeuts and plans of Villa to the com-
maaoing onicer. Another slenlnan
named Juan Faveia, had made a like
report ot tne coiouei a xew days pre
vlone.
Wired for Rxnert.
Mr. Murphy, the operator, told with
considerable details or the arrival in
Columbus of George Sees, the Asso
ciated Press man, two or three days
before the raid, and of how he had
wired for a man named Van Camp
an expert operator, and of his -news
gathering, which Included the story
of the hanging of two Americans
named Corbett and McKlnney by
Mexicans soutn ot the line, when
the Associated Press man learned of
the ability of Mr. Murphy he wired
to Van Camp not to come, the witness
said, but Van Camp came anyhow and
at there the night before Villa did.
hen came the raid. The shots awoke
Murphy, he said, while he was staying
at the Columbus hotel. He stole out
and started for the home of a friend.
thinking tt might be safer because
of the temptation it would be for the
Mexicans to attack the hotel and kill
a lot of Americans quickly. On his
way to his friends he met a boy em
ployed at the station and R. W El
liott. The trio went to Blliotf a home
where they escaped danger.
Saw sijrnal Fire.
On the night before the raid Murphy
said he saw a fire at soma distance
from the station which he took to
be the bridge burning, and the dis
patcher refused for a time to dear
an east bonnd train. It was learned
that no bridge was there, but that
it was grass afire The inference was
the fire was a signal. On the evening
before the raid the witness said a
Mexican who claimed to be a tele
graph operator came to the station
"as a brother in misery" and tried
to warn of the coming raid, Mr
Murphy told the investigators. The
next morning Mr. Murphy found the
Associated Press operator at the sta
tion sending out the story of the raid.
& H McCullough. another witness.
told his erslon of the raid, and of
hearing the raiders shout, Vtva Villa,
iva Mexico '
That the In.asion was Intended by
the tllistas as a merry carnival aa
ell as a bloody massacre was the
-puiy
ony
men
raid
plenty
-rican
Passengers On
Stranded Ship
' Being Rescued
New York. Feb. 7 Rescue of the
32 passengers on the steamship Prin
cess Anne, stranded ou a sand bar at
Rockaway Point, was begun by boats
from the coast guard cutter Man
hattan at 11 odock this morning
The coast guard crew from the
shore station also succeeded In
launching one of lu boats and pro
ceeded toward the ship.
Two barges from the Manhattan
were used In the rescue work.
assertion of Mr Biggs, th
customs collector, in his
He said that Villa had call- '
together the night before
and told them there would
to drink in Columbus and
women for all of the men
"Viva. VHIa. Vlvaf
And when the Mexicans came Into
the .-it. on that fateful June morn
ing they came ahouting "Viva, VlHa,
Via Mexico. Mata los Gringos." the
latter expression meaning kill the
Americans.
On the body of Francisco Prado.
Mexican killed in the attack, w;
found a note book, Mr Riggs said,
which contained a dlarr of the events
of the past two months. It told of
the assault on a train some time nre
vions at Santa Isabel at which "17
griagoes were killed. It also told
of an attack on a party of Carraneis
tax. A negro named "Bunk" spencer
also told Mr. RUrss of the VlOlsta
plana "Bunk" had been a captive of
the illtstas and bad made ou escape.
He was in the military bosnltal
wounded It was he who said Villa
had promised his men plenty of liquor
and women.
Six wounded Mexicans were cap
tured after the raid who were later
tried at Deming. Five of the men
were hanced. The sixth. Jose Rodri
guez, was sentenced to be huug but
nts sentence was commutea to lixe
imprisonment because he had shown
he was a Carrancista and had been
jiiiu4cu vj Lata , iiiiaias sou iraue; tj
Mr. Riggs also told of the raid on
Moody's ranch west of Columbus, of
the raid on the Corner ranch where
three -Vmcricaus were killed and of
the mjstertous disapparance of Tom
Kingsbury at Palomas. where he is
believed to have been killed.
Several other witnesses from Colum
bus testified at the afternoon session,
throwing new light on the raid on
that city.
Intolerable. Says Ilevrxe.
The United States forces oa the
border are sufficiently strong and
adequately prepared now to handle
any situation which Mexico may pre
sent, according to Maj Gen. Robert
L. Howxe. commanding officer of the
district, who testified Friday after
noon before the senate subcommittee
Investigating Mexican conditions. And
the cbler military officer of the dis
trict gave tt as his opinion that the
(Continued oa pace , column X
Secretary of Interior Seeks
Big Appropriation
for Work
PROVISION MADE
FOR RIO GRANDE
Large Increase Sought for
Carrying on Reclama
tion Program.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. T
Secretary Lane today asked eon
gross to Increase appropriation
for work on Irrigation projects nex'
year from $7.m, to Sl!,STX.re(t
The secretary said president Wilson
has approved the estimated expendi
Xiaeteen irrigation protects In Ar
zona, Colorado. Idaho. Montana. Xon'
and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wo
ming. Nevada, New Mexico. Tex a
California and Washington would -.
eeive Increased funds. permitU" -greater
development work.
The oil lands leasing measure re
eeutly agreed upon In conference p-o
vf-des for a division between the rer
tarnation fund and the states of ro'
aMfes paid the government for as
of the mineral lands, and the seer
tary said the prospects of enactmen
of the Mil makes lt now seem prob
able that the reclamation fond will
be taersased by five to seven mil
lion deflars.-
TJrges Speedy Reclamarlem.
Urging reclamation of arid lands a
fast as funds are available. Mr Lar-
a-tatiS - was, j-n4a-,(J.. . M
M. auvuBtfia tip uio UCCUS
settlers who have been waiting man
yeses sor a. water supply.
Projects which would receive ir
creased appropriations under t
Lane plan Include the Yuma, Gra
valley. Gooomagre valley, Boise. Kin.
H1IL Minidoka, Huntley. Milk nvp
Lower Yellowstone, North Platr
Newlanda, Carlsbad. Rio Oram:
UrastiTH. Klamath. Belle Fourch
Strawberry valley. Yakima valley ar
Shoahone,
VERACRUZ OUTLAW LEADER
CAPTURED BY FEDERALS
Mexico City. Mex Feb. 7 Gua
dencio de la Lt&ve. formerly a federal
general but in recent years an out
law leader in the Veracruz region
was captured February I rn a bat
tle Bear Nautla, state of Veracruz
and is being taken to Veracruz foi
a court martial, according to a state
ment issued at presidential staff
headquarters.
The battle was disastrous to the
rebel forces. It Is said, resulting in
the death of Gen. Poaciano Vasquex
and Gen. Vicente Lopez, rebel lead
ers, and the wounding of the motor
ions Hlginio Aguilar.
BONILLAS TO TURN OVER
EMBASSY TO COUNSELOR
Mexico City. Mex. Feb. T Ygnac
Bon Ulaw. Mexican ambassador at
Washington, will torn the embas.-n
over to Alfonso Siller, counselor on
February 11 and return to Mexico to
engage in his campaign for the ?-es-Ideney.
according to information re
ceived In authoritative quarters.
Senor SUler will leave Wastunfcto-i
to become Mexican minister to Peru
upon the arrival at the American cap
ital of Salvador Diego Fernandez
formerlr in cham-e of th. fnr.iv-r
office here. The diplomatic rank of
senor Feraaadex has not been an
noonced offieiallv. bat It is reported
he will be minister to the I nuc
States.
WomanLosing Memory And Without
Funds, Is Helped To Find Husband
Through Efforts Of City Charities
Is Your Name On The Census Books?
MAHT fsahes, and in seme cases hotels full of permanent guests, have
been missed by the censes enumerators.
The chance to be enumerated will not come again for ten years. It
harts 1 Paso if -out census la small.
If the census taker has net called at yonr house, or if you have any
doubt about it, MX out this coupon and mail it at once to the supervisor
of the census, federal b-silding.
January 1. 1920, 1 was living at address given below, but to the best of
my knowledge I have net been enumerated there or anywhere eke.
Name ..
Street No.
City .
THROUGH persistent efforts of the
X Associated Charities another
DUBoaoa zouna nis lost wue ana
home will attain be established, it
became known Friday afternoon, when
social worxers ox tne organization
bought a railroad ticket for Sadie
Rheinhetmer and gave tt to the con
ductor, tied a tag with the sum and
address of her husband securely about
her waist and put the young woman
on a train for Galena, Kansas.
Tired, worn and exhausted, aithout
friends and without money and auf-
fsT.fH-na' f rAm la rar nt ffuiJ 4lu. mm. rr
woman was found a week aao Frida
Bitting In the union depot gazing at
the ticket window. Miss Kate Fink
Inch and Half Iron Bolt
Out of Baby's Throat
SIOUX CITY, la, Feb. 7 Win
some Park, three-year-old son
of Mr and Mrs Ralph Park, of
Wakefield, Neb, was brought to
a local hospital believed to be suf
fering with a y-owth in his throat
that was interfering with his
swallowing
An X-ray examination disclosed
a foreign substance of some kind.
An operation was performed and
an Iron bolt one and one-half
inches long and a half inch In
diameter was removed
The child had attempted to
swallow the bolt, it appears, and
It became lodged in the aesopha
gus. The little one recovered
travelers' aid. had noticed the wom
an sitting for hours hi the same po
sition Lost Her Money.
Miss Fink approached the woman
and began to question her. The
woman's mind apparently was blank.
She did not remember her name, her
address, her business and she could
not say where she cams from. whereJ
she was going or what she was here
for.
The woman spoke a strange lan
guage Miss Fink took her to the
Associated Charities and service
workers there found she was speaking
an incoherent mixture of English,
French and Spanish.
Papers were found on her bearing
the name of a small town In Ne
braska. Denver Colo., add Galena,
Kins Graduall) the woman beaan
kto recover her memory and told her
name
Loeate Husband.
The ssociated Charities wired eai h
of these places. Fridaj. just a week
ago xrom tne time tne wires were
sent, a letter came from her husband
In Galena explaining that the wom
an was his wife, that she had been
living in Douglas with her mother,
but had without his knowledge, left
Douglas, on her way supposedly to
look for him.
The Associated Charities bought her
a t icke t. w rote out her husba nd's
name on a tag and Ueo the' tag se
curely about t woman s waist and
put her on the train.
"We have a good many cases simi
lar to this one to take care of. ' said
J B. Gwin, secretary of the so
Hated Chanties, after the case of
Sadie Rheinhimer vas disposed of
MEXICO VICE CONSUL FROM
SAN ANTONIO TO COME HERE
Alberto Ruiz Sandoval, acting con
snl general ot Mexico stationed at K
Paso, has received word from au
theritles at Mexico Crty that Juan
Marshall, who has been vice consnl at
San Antonio, has bees transferred to
El Paso as consul third class. whl"
i& the same as vice consul.
Mr. Sandoval stated today that he
would remain in the capacity of con
snl general here.
POBJIRB WEAlTHr MEXICAN
IaAXD owxbb Forxo SHOT.
Ontario. rlir 77. 7 Vh. h..,.
of Nicholas Qnteeaee. recently a sec
tie hand hot reprsted formerlv to
have bees a wealthy MvfMn ..
owner, was foond beside the Soother'
Fslfl! J?L " Fridai shortlj
after he had been shot twice in it--eheet.
Headliners In
Todays Theaters
IJea.- N
orma
ALHASBRA
She Loves and
TatmadR-OL
nunc
"Her Blephant Man." Shirlej
Mason.
CRAWFORD
"Macnshla." Chanacey Olcort
curtain at 7 3 soars.
ELUtVW
"Tobys Bow." Tom Moore.
GRKtlAt
The Valley of Tmsmv," Tm
Russell.
RIAL.TO
"The Trtfl.rs." Edith Roberts,
comedy. "The Garage,' P'atty
Arbockle.
uxiaiiB
"Stronger
move.
WIGWAM
Up at Alfa Place, "Oier
Ocean Wave." comedies.
Than Death." ,a
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