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favorlto store? You couldn’t tell without reudiug today’s advertise ment in The Chroniclc-News of that store! ESTABLISHED 1877 ‘DAGO FRANK' ON STAND BLAMES GUNMEN New York, Nov. 15.—“Dago Prank” Clroflci. exonerated by his three gunmen pals of having been near the scene of the murder took the witness stand In his own hchnlf today to corroborate their stories that Herman Rosenthal was shot down by Harry Vallou and “Hridgle” Webber, Informers for the state and not by the gunmen under orders font Charles llecker. Clroflci swore that he was on his way uptown to see his girl when the shooting occurred while the others had Just hapjwned to be unfortun ately near the hotel Metropoie at the Invitation of Jack Rose, tho state’s chief witness. He declared Rose hud never Importuned him or the others to “croak" tho gambler, but had sought them out to convince them or his Innocence In “framing up” "Big Jack ' Zellg, his chief. Cross examination failed to shake the witness. He gave prompt and emphatic answers, admitted calmly that he had served a Jail sentence for carrying a gun and had been a silent partner in an opium den. “Dago Prank.” hollow cheeked, raw boned, with curly Jet black hair took the stand nt 10:30 o’clock. His testimony was an almost word-for word repetition of the story told by his three fellow gunmen yesterday, up to the point where the witness said he loft “Whltey,” “Gyp" and “l,oule" at Rridgie's poker rooms the night of the murder. lie testified as to the visit of •'.luck” Rose to his apartment to see ••Whltey,” "Lefty" (Continued on page eight) CALIFORNIA FIGHT MAY BE CARRIED TO THE HOUSE Ijo% Angel* s. Nov. l r ». —In nil prob ability the question of whether Wil* son or Roosevelt carried California in the presidential election will be taken up to the national house of representatives. This was the statement made to day by Democratic leaders Just be fore they went Into a conference with the law committee of the Democratic, county rommlttee to discuss the Los Angeles balot situation and to de termine their plan of action with reference to tho writ of mandamus now ponding in the district court of appeals. The writ directs the county board of supervisors to come into court Monday and show rnusc why they should not grant tho Democrat* 1c demand and throw out some find votes In thlrtq-eight of the 727 city and county precincts. A change of fiOO votes from Roose velt to Wilson In this county un questionably would throw tho state of California Into the Democratic electoral column, but Jeff Chandler, member of the Democratic county law committee said today that It was doubtful if a recount of votes could be forced, if the situation developed into one of compulsion, hence the Idea of carrying tho case up to con gress. “But with tho Wilson sweep In the rest of tho country,” ndded Chandler, “congress might not want to bother with California.” As to the ability to force a recount In court. Chandler said there was no law In California giving the right to compel the authorities to order a re count Qf the ballots in the contested Los Angeles precincts. The board of supervisors contin ued today the canvass of returns from the precincts not covered by the writ of mandamus. San Francisco, Nov. 15. —Wilson pared eight votes from Roosevelt’s plurality In California today by clos er Inspection of the returns from Ala made county. The net result was a Roosevelt plurality In the entire state of 48. Unofficially, however. Registrar Zemansky said today that tho can vass of San Francisco county, which was expected to ho complete tHTs afternoon, would add 70 votes more to Roosevelt's strength. Pour yearh ago, tho variation be tween high and low man on the winning electoral ticket amounted to about 2,000 votes. With tho mar gin of safety between the two can didates os close as it Is today, a ■p!it delegation this year scorns a certainty. California lias three times sent split delegations to the electoral col lege—in 1880. 1892 and 189 C. THE CHRONICLE=NEWS ONLY AFTERNOON LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN SOUTHERN COLORADO j Fewer Die in Mines This Year Than Last Washington. Nov. 15. Then were 1,453 m«-n ldlbd in and about coal mines of the United States dur first eight months of till* liecording to an announcement ut bureau of mines today. The figures Indicated, the report stated, that unless there were a num ber of exceptional disasters during the other four months of the year, there would he substanti.il decrees* hi the total number of deaths In 1912 ns compared with those of 1911. when 2,719 men were killed. CHOLERA WILL STOP BALKAN WAR Igindon. Nov. 15.—Bulgarin am! Turkey have agreed upon an armis tice, according to u special news agency despatch which reached this city this afternoon from Bucharest, Rounmnln. No official news has leaked out nr to the course tho Bulgarlan-Turkish negotiations are taking. If It b* true, as unonuneed In Berlin, that Osman Nazim Pasha, the Ottoman ambassador, has been appointed fln*t TiukLh delegate to a Bulgarlan- Turkish pence conference, it would appear that they tire making good progress. The differences between Austria- Hungary and Servla evidently nr** In a fairway toward settlement, but Montenegro, who Jumped Into th« was ahead of Its allies, seem loath to relinquish any rf the spoil* gained in fighting. The pciemptory rejec tion by King l*!rholnn of Montenegro of Austrian and Itullnn intervention •s musing some concern to the Euro pean powers, who arc anxious for an cessation Jof •hostilitie and today comos u fur'her report that King Nicholas nas Informed the Bul garian government that he will not agieo to un armistice unles* the Turkish troops evacuate tin* fortress of Scutari. Constantinople. Nov. 15. Bulgar ian troops have reached the vicinity of Killns on the Black sen coast n: the entrance to the Bosphorus and within a few miles of the capital. The men belonging to the Turk ish life boat station have left. Whatever hopes the Turks may have had of maintaining the line of defenses at Tehatalja have been dls* slpnted by tho outbreak of cholera. An eye witness declares he saw 25 (Continued on page two.) “JAP” HENSLEY, NOTED GAMBLER, IS DEAD Lendvilie, Nov. 16. —"Jap” Hen sley Is dead, at the end of Ills string. Humbler by nature, race horse own or, one whom fortune smiled long upon, his own words “Booze did It.” have come true. Ho was found lying rold on his squalid bed here yester day. The corner will hold an Inquest. It Is thought lie shuffled off the coll of misfortune, cheated the fate that had robbed him of fortune after for tune, by taking morphine. Game always, Hensley had made and lost many ortuuos. Ho was at ono time worth many thousands. He loved fast horses, and tho bright lights. In the early times he was a total abstainer. Gnmbling was his passion then. But a streak of bad runs came. Tho gambler’s luck forsook him and for tuno took wings, and then liquor, the red liquor of the mountains came in. and Hensley sank. “I haven’t a cent, lend me a nickel I want a glass of beer,” tho one-time High roller told the landlady of his rooming place yeUTerday. He web not seen alive again. When, ns he often said, “Booze got me,” Hensley lost his nerve, he lost. Ills gambler’s judgment and plnycd In hard luck, and ended by conducting a small restaurant. A short while back tho gambler collected animal heads and sold them in the East for a largo sum. Then he came hark here braced up. Ho said ho would make the bankroll grow. But fortune had sped. Booze came again, and the finding of his body yesterday was the last act in his stirring life drama. A nephew of the dead man. Claude Hensley, Is said to live in Denver. Ills widow Is also living. TRINIDAD. COLO.. FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 15. 1912. SIR CECIL ARTHUR SPRING-RICE WILL SUCCEED JAMES BRICE AS AMBASSADOR TO UNITED STATES Ijondon. Non. IV Sir («il Aithur Bpi Ing-I’Jcc. ; ml'tot. r ««• BtCvV!iT>!.». ..u*v»•* d the RUM Uftn. Jr.nks r.rjt . v. \i.ub.i.*,.tfior t*> the United States. Sli Ai.liur w s lorn In 1859 and whs rent oil K. (\ Af. in 1900. 11. has served at Stockholm ns mini *r sire. Sopt. 1. 1908. In 18.*9 lie wum ac ting third reiretury at Wan gton and was ap pointed acting second t* retary at Washington to a , sei-retiry to t»e iiriiiuii delegate «• tho Internatlon 1 maritime conference Aug 87, 1889, After serving for a time :»t Brit-nscls and Tokyo h ■as transferred to Washington In 1898 ID was <ha | d'affa res at I boron In If and mlulrlcr to Persia In 1900-8. DOZEN JOB-HUNTERS SEEK PROBATION JOB The dozen or more Republican workers who were promised the berth of probation officer in return for “vote getting" nt the election of November 5. are waging a merry lit tle war among themselves ns to who shull land the Job. Up to this time no successor to Juan B. Romero lia: been named und Judge Robert R. Ros 3, who does tho suggesting. Is be ing harassed day and night by th< little army of aspirants who are de manding that the promises made to them be kept. Each of the aspirants Is showing a list of voters that the respective as pirants "lined up" for the Repub lican ticket. Each wants to cash the list in for the Job of probation officer. Judge Ross has told each and all of them Hint for the balance of his present term a probation of ficer will not be named and that "after a while" lie will consider the applications of the different candi date.-. But those who goi out and worked like beavers during f.e re cent campaign expecting to lui.d he berth nre howling to he put on the payroll oven If it Is for only a few weeks. WOMAN ENDS LIFE IN DENVER HOTEL Denver, Colo.. Nov. 15. Mrs. S. Hansen, about 31 years old, was found dead, a suicide, on the third floor of the Olympia Hotel at 1:30 o’clock this afternoon. She had tak en chloroform. A revolver was In her hand but she had not used this. The woman went to the hotel at 9 o’clock last night. She wanted room but confessed Hint she had only |twenty-flvo cents. The ladylady. Mrs. Lydia (Faulkner, gave her a small room on tho third floor. Mrs. Hansen was not seen again. This morning tho maid was un able to get Into the room. At 1:30 o'clock a porter looked over the transom. The door was forced and Mrs. Hansen discovered. OUT AGAIN, IN AGAIN, IS JOHNSON’S FATE Chicago. N • ! s.—Jack Johnson, tho negro pugili . accused of viola tion of the Mann white slave act. was released from • istody today befor* Judge Uarpent* r in the United States district court on ’»onds of $30,000. The sureties opted by the court were the puglli-t's mother. Tiny Johnson, and M thew S. Baldwin, a real estate dc nl* r Johnson was • ikon to tho county Jail last Friday and since had made many efforts to regain his freedom. As Johnson was leaving the fed eral building h. was arrested by a .i. tooth <• ■ n irgo of having at tacked a new-paper photographer last Friday wii n ho was entering the county Jn ! The pugilist was taken to a poll station and a cash bond was given and accepted for his appearance wli* m the assault charge Is tried. Later the pi. zrapher filed a suit asking for $ "00 damages front Jobnson. STEAMER CATCHES FIRE Now York. N * 16.—Approaching tills port veste: l iy fire raged In the hold of the Wi 1 liner Mexico for live hours. At one time her passen gers wee notifi* •! to he ready to take to the boats. Tie crew finally suc ceedd in gotti’ ;■ the flames under control. The Mexico ported her mishap on arrival todn oni Mexican ports. The fire brok« <ut yesterday morn ing In n cargo -Isnl grass, but th e damage was ec mod to one compart ment. TAFT TO CONSIDER COLORADO WATER RIGHT Denver, Co'• . Nov. 15.—Presi de nt Taft has efl to take up at a cabinet nu -t; <» an early date the question of (’■•' tdo’s water rights, according to p* i 'to advices received here. j The control Involves the right of the fedora' government to use waters of the Pi < Grande in tho state of Colorado f irrigation purpose in New Merit < :-\ns and Mexico, In connection wi' the Eagle Dam rec lamation projt ' HIGHWAY ASSN. MEMBERSHIP GROWS The membership of the local branch of the National Old Trails Ocean-to-Ocean Highway W.soHntlon was increased to half the hundred mark nt an enthusiniHc meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce : night Good roadi I • his el»y muni felted their interest in tho movement to have built a n«- iniuij coast to eourt highway or which the old Kama Fe trail shall be ‘ho Colorado link. Splendid addresses Wole made by Judge J. M. Lowe, president of the National Association. an«l by i. j. Klrker, the national or ganizer. All piesent signed their names to the roster of membership. Mr. Klrker will remain in th« r|ty for two or three days and will make a canvam for members, hoping to put the local membership up to that of n, her title.; and towns of the name population. Judge Lowe, former thief Justice ef the supreme couit of Mbsnuri. lias expended thousands of dollars of Ids onn money and di j no little Unit* nod effort in behalf of the pro ject to establish a national trails* < i ntlnental highway following tho historic old trails of the rountry. In his address last night he related the hlrtory of the movement from Its very Inception, lie spoke of the plan of tire manufacturers and nut* mo bile concerns of the enst to raise a fund of not less than t. :i millions to construct tI:U ocean to oman high way: nlho of the •>: Albll!;> of secur ing federal aid. pointing out that whereas onorn t* zunr- had he n ap propriated annually for rivers and jharriorx nml ‘Hand waterways that no money had been set aside or used for highways for forty years. The •ilnn of ihN national association Is to • rfe t nu organization strong • n nuh In flu .worn! mates to Influ- I . •!•*• pas.i uv of a hill in c*)u --• • . that will provide a fund for Mghwny construction. Particularly. Judge Lowe emphasized the point. •I::* t no efforts should lie • pared to the old trails recognized as the in*' t formidable route of the ocean to ocean highway. In emphasizing that this highway would lie a commercial .isret to every (immunity through which it passed Judge Lowe referred to the opening « f the Pan-American exposition In 1915 and estimated that CO.Onu automobiles would he going over Hi • highway. Estimating th.;f curb >' 'hire tourists would spend from $25 t* *SO a day he showed the enormous revenue that would result from tin building of this highway Fn an entertaining manner t'n speaker sot forth the history of th*- old historic roads, im biding the old Santa f*- trail. Ha dectai >1 that if route mapped out by the association was the best and most feasible. He spoke of tho opposition that hnd de veloped to the proposed route but took a firm stand for the old Santa Fe trail. He referred to the stories he had heard of the scenic highway to Raton being blocked by snow dur ing the winter, ami was advised by his listeners that the stories had no foundation in fact. .lV'.dge l,owe Is (accompanied on this trip by his wife and arrange ments have been made to tak** »hem to Raton this afternoon, where a meeting will he held tonight. Presi dent J. F. Sherman will take Judge and Mrs. T,owo over the scenic high way In his machine and a number of other local cars will make the trip. From Raton Judge JLowe will go oast to attend meetings to he held and boom the organization. NOTHING EXTRA FOR BREAD AND BUTTER IN DENVER Ppnvrr, Colo.. Xnv. 14.—Delo rates to the twelfth annual conven tion of the Rocky Mountain Hotel Men’s Association agreed unofficially that they would make no extra • barge Tor broad and butter served their guests. The convention opened today with more than 100 in at tendance. mostly from Colorado town-*. Delegates from New Mexico and Wyoming arrived last night. The report of President C. It. Hamilton - bowed that L’O hotel men hail joined the association last year. PRISONER OF WAR RELEASED Mexico city. Nov. 15.—Pablo Es candon. n wealthy rancher and for merly govern tr of the state of More los, was released from the penlten •Hnry today owing to n lack of evi dence connecting him with voluntar ily aiding the adherents of the rebel ,Zapata with which lie was charged. Blind Bunker Of Paris Confesses the Theft of $2,000,000 Paris, Nov. 15.—Augustin Max. known throughout Franco uh tin* ' Wind Hanker of Paris ’ has created a mild sensation in financial circles here by surrendering himself to Iho police and confessing that lie has misappropriated $2,000,000 of Ins clients' money. Max declared that In- liad Invest ed the depositor*' funds In copper and nickel mines In N« w Caledonia. Ihe enterprises were complete fall u res. Max. who enjoyed the highest reputation In hanking circles here, declares he had decided to commit suicide, hut was persuaded h> his family to give himself up to the po lice. TWELVE BURIED IN MINE CAVEIN ♦ Salt Lake* Nov. 16. —Bight ♦ ♦ miners and fout visitors, la- ♦ ♦ eluding the two young daugh- ♦ ♦ ters of Foreman Alexander, who + ♦ were Imprisoned In the Horn ♦ ♦ silver mine ;tt Frisco by a cave- + ♦ in last night, were rescued at ♦ ♦ 12:15 this afternoon ♦ Salt Lake (Mty, I'tali. Nov. 15.—, Twelve persons, four or them visitors and two young women, are burled In 1 the vast workings of the Old Horn silver mine at Frisco, Heaver county, ♦ tab. The visitors are uninjured on ♦ho Hot) foot level. The fate of seven miners In the lower levels Is uncer tain. News reached hero this morning that the Horn silver workings caved from the 20u to the ,no foot level at 10 o'clock last night. Rnlsy. aged Id. and Hazel, |!» daughters of Mine Foreman Hoy Alexander, with David Hanks and Arnold Itohinsnn. sight • and their guide, Jamis Riley, night shift boss. communicated through air pipes that they were on the 300 loot level j. d uninjured. Several miners. Including Foreman ATcxnnder were at work on the low ♦ r levels. The air connections with their slat ions were torn out by the civcln and this- is reason to fear that no one will be found alive. Rescue work was started at once by a corps of sixty miners working in relays of fifteen for fifteen mln utes each. The work last night was under the direction of J. R. Cuitcrus a mining engineer, and today Sup erintendent a. A. Henderson is in charge. The mine Is dry above the '.lno loot level and unless there is a fur ther slip of ground It is likely that the party on tho upper level will be saved. They have a small supply of water and the lunches of some of th<-* minors. Frisco is about 160 miles south of Salt Igiko City. The Horn silver mine was once one of the richest silver mines in the west. In extract ing Its ore the miners opened miles or drifts and lert huge cavcins. Of late years the compTThy has made a Profit by mining the low grade mill ing ore which was* ignored In the earlier operations. SENATOR REYNER BETTER Washington. Nov. 15. The condi tion of Senator Issndor Rnyner of Maryland, who lien critically 111 at his home In Washington, was slight ly improved this morning. THE WEATHER PHILOSOPHICAL PHEUX SAYS Paw's kind o' grouchy. He alnt had a good ex cuse t’ go down town since th' 'lection returns got in. Weather Forecast. Tonight, and Saturday fair, not much change In temperature. Yesterday’s Temperatures. Maximum ''l Minimum - ~ Mean 47 Precipitation 0. Clear. EIGHT PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS WITNESSES TELL OF “TERROR” CAMPAIGN” Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 15. Tho McNamara brothers, convicted of causing the fatal l.os Angeles Times explosion, determined after it to carry on a "campaign of terror." Kinholdcticd by the fact that .lames 11. McNamara had been capt ured, although months had elapsed, they began early In 1!• 1 I to steal dynamite by tin- wagon loads fro inn stone quarry, according to witnesses in the "dynamite conspiracy" trial today. Nat France, owner, and Karl N. Adams, manager of a quarry at Hloomville, Ohio, testified that I.KOU pounds of dynamite were stolen fi- iu them. Part of it wan recovered In a shed at the home of McMenigal's father at Tiffin, Ohio. Ortle MeManlgal had testified that he and James It. on Instructions from John J. McNamara, secretary of the Iron Workers' I'nloii. had hauled away the dynamite In a wagon at night, because aftei the Los Angeles affair, the Mc.Narainaras were de termined to continue dynamiting all over the country and put the Krec tors' A or la t 101 l out of business .lam* It. McNamara's purchase of son pounds of nltro gelatine, witli part of which he blew up the Igu* Angeles Times building, was de scribed by fleorge II Phillips, assist ant superintendent of a poyder com pany. Phillips testified that on Septem ber 22, lPill, seven days before the l.os Angeles explosion, lit delivered to three men at the powder com pany's wharf at Oakland, ton vases of tiie explosive each case weighing fif ty poutidi'. One of the men said the witness was McNamara. another man "with a had left eye, and till* third looked like a Mexican." Phillips, who said the men took the explosive on the l,.«uucll Peerle«s identified various receipts and bills and wrappings ftom off the explosive which had been exhibited before the I .oh Angeles grand Jury. The wit ness said nine rnsos of the nltro gela tine afterwards were recovered by the San Francisco police. Ortle K. McMnnlgal's testimony was Interrupted today to enable the government to question other wlt nosc*. More than Ino witnesses. lii luding 30 from the Pacific coast, were In waiting. In his testimony so far. McManl :al has named seventeen of the 4 5 men now on trial for alleged Illegal nt of explosives as having as -isted him In causing explosions or as having been responsible to him as knowing about them. William Itelim. Toledo, Ohio, and uncle of MeManlgal, testified when he lived at Illoontv Hie, Ohio, In June. IDO7, his nephew appeared and pur chased dynamite, fuse and caps. Me- Manlgal previously had testified Hint Merle rt S. Horkin vent him to Hloom ville for explosive; thus starting hint in the dynamiting business. The witness said he later, in Toledo, saw j MeManlgal, who. according to his own testimony, stopped off there on dynamiting trips. "Once Ortle told me lie was on his way to blow up n non-union Job. I told him he ought not do it for he might he hurt." said the witness. "At another time in response to a letter, I shipped him to Chicago 100 foM or fuse packed In a box with eggs ami vegetables." RUSSIA AND U. S. PLAN NEW COMMERCIAL TREATY Washington. Nov. 15. An agree ment between the United States and Russia, to take the place or the enrtt mercial treaty* of isi»2, the abroga tion of which becomes effective Jan uary 1 next, has been virtually reached, according to Information from hIuD official authority Noth ing as to the exact nature of the agreement is announced. It was de clared probable. however that It. w< uld ' kod out sn.tlafactoi lly to both countries before the day when the old treaty would expire. Call Extra Session Says Champ Clark Washington, Nov. 15. —"1 believe there should he an extra session or congress at the earliest, possible date after March 4th, to fulfill the pledg es made by the Democratic party,” •airl Speaker Champ Clark upon his return to Washington today. "The party lias made its promises and it should not put off the fulfilling of them."