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SFLIT the blame between
miners and operators and
you'll have it.
TtHiAVH MKWH TOIV1Y Vim fi-t
It In Im III.HAI.I). Iirijr rrau
fttonth or IS rent week drllveerd
t yonr Unr; fifty inU by mall.
Vol. Iff. No. .
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1914.
OL. t. Ml. !
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UNITED Iff WORKERS
DEIECTI SAYS 1
Direct Charge Made by Witness in Denver Strike Hearing
That Secret Servics Operative Killed in Trinidad Novem
ber 20 Was Victim of Miners' Organization, as Proven by
Alleged Confession of Zancanelli; Organizer A. B. Mc
Gary Charged With Instigating Crime; Felts Reviews
Gun-History of Strike-Belt.
WilEESS GECLAP.ES death specul
WITHHE10 FIBE UNIIL GREETED BY
COLLETS FROM STRIKING COAL MINERS
IB j I .eased War to Evening Herald.)
Denver. Fob. 12. A direct
( hunt, thai George V. Helchcr
was murdered In Trinidad
I ii 1 1 fil Mine Workers uf Anicr-
l'ii. tit the Instigation if un or-
gamier nf the union was made
loiliiy h' A. I'. Felt, supcrin-
tcmlent of the llnldwin-Fclts de-
tec live agency. The killing of
Helchcr. a Italdw in-Felt de-
loctive, occurred November 2",
Fell a. Ill llrm witness of the
day before 111 house committee
investigating Ihr Colorado coul
nun,- strike, said Ihiil Uium '.un-
caticlli had confessed the murder,
In thy presence of Judge Advo-
rate Major Houghton and Adju-
lunt General Chase.
"How do you know that the
killing wa Instigated by an or
limi (tier ol th l'nitd Mine
VVorkera?" demanded Reprenenl-
"Zancanelll said In hla n-
"W ho aim the organiser?"
"A. II. McGury"
When today' ))yi). opi ned, at
30 Chairman r'otrr tailed A. C.
Kelt, of Ih lluld win-Felt detective
agency, to Ih at and.
In response ti oucstlons hv Renre-
sentatlve llyrncs h aald hla company '
hud been engaged by mine owner In
the Went Virginia and Colyrado roul I
strikes. Asked nhnut the company's'
employment in Ih aotilhern Colorado
I'ohI field the willies wild:
"When Ih atrlka waa railed, the
first thing w did to get guard
for the mine at th rcepu-st of the
operators. Th... guard were not our I
on-,, ihii uiu not worn urioer our or
ders. They wer simply hired by u
for Ih operators and I presume they
worked tinder the order of th mine
"Did you have authority In hir the
men und tell thpin they would be
"Yea, mertly as an agent of the
"Mow inuny Mien did you hire?"
"Kimn forty to seventy-five, se
cording lo my best recollection."
The witness sparr-.l with Repre
sentative liyrnea about the record ol
Die number of men employed. lie
tlnally sunt th puy roll had been
sent to the agency' main office In
Weal Virginia and he could not pro
"Ild your men kill unybody In
southern Colorado?" a a tieHtlon
suddenly flushed by Representative
"Ys." replied (ha witness. "He
for the strike was culled t'.eruld
l.l. plait attacked Walter llelk. one ol
our men, and Ueorge W. Helcher allot
and killed I.ipplall In defense uf him
self and llelk."
"Ild you do any shooting?"
"Who did you hit?"
"I don't know, probubly nobody."
The witness then explained that on
October 2 a crowd of strikers tired
Into th Her w ind camp and killed a
aleputy sheriff, and continued:
"The morning of October 27 I went
by train lo lierwind. Ncur Ludlow
we were fired upon by strikers at rtie
Instigation of union leaders. I'roba
bly from &no to ,tol shots were fired
at u at a dtHtnnce of three-quarters
of a mil. Several uf our men a ere
wounded. V returned the shota hut
I ha no knowledge thai we hit any
one. "After Ih shooting we backed the
train to For be Junction and walked
over Ih mountain, through the
anow, to Itrrwind."
Kepresentative Ilyrne asked the
witness of alorlea that several hun
dred ilultl In-Felts "ten wera em
ployed In th southern t'olnrndo Meld.
"Yea." aald Kelts. "I huve heard
those rrports, too. Every man em
ployed by the mine owners was railed
a ttaldwln-Fflts deled lv by th un
ion men, whthr h had ever been
on of our employe or not."
Kelts solved ih mystery of th
railed "deuth epeolul" when h testi
fied that he sent an automobile from
Iienver for ih us of th mln guurd
and had It covered with Iron plates.
Th witness was then led Into a
discussion of the Forbes buttle of IH--tober
W wer appealed to for protec
tion of the Forbes mines. h re
counted, "nd some of our boys went
up with th armored car. A large
number of deputies from Trinidad alo
went lo Ihs Forbes district. I'ur men
arrived drat and wer fired upon from
I he strikers' lent colony. Tney re
turned th fire, using a machine gun
fron the armored car. The deputies
from Tilnldnd, who arrived later, also
used their guns. Arn-r the Michl we
learned thai on man in Ih camp
hud been killed. No woiifn or i hlld
dren were endangered, a the striker
before I he buttle removed them from
the colony und put them in a stone
Chairman Poster put the willies
throiiKh s searching examltiat ion re
garding the employment of Walter
llelk, whom the chairman character
ised as "a sort of a traveling deputy
sherilT." There were several minutes
of vigorous spurring between the
chairman and the witness.
"Isn't llelk the man you have
taken from place to plac whenever
there I a labor dlHturh-mcr ?" de
manded Mr. Foster.
Kelt denied that this was th ruse.
"Where did you get the machine
gun ou used In Ih armored ear?'
"It waa sent to m from West Vlr
Kinla." The witness added that It was
una uf th weson :hut figured In the
rohKreiuilonal Invest isuf Ion of the
West Virginia strike.
"IHd anyone reimburse you for the
express you paid on the, machine
"Mr. Ilnbcock, vice president and
trcuHurer of the Itocky Mountain Fuel
"Who owns these machine guns?"
"Some of them have been owned
by the Colorado operators"
'Have these operators all been act
"They all have ben pursuing the
"Did they buy those guns?"
"one of them w.. paid for by Mr
bibcock. I don't know who paid for
"You brought In some ammunition
"Who puld for 11 ?"
"Mr. Hancock paid for part of II
I don't know who utid for the rest.'
"Do you know how much smmunt-
lion hb been brought Into Colorado
during this coal strike?
"No. I can't say."
"A I understand It." aaid Mr. Kos
ter, "you ..ever had any conference
with the operators about bringing In
guns, but they gave you authority to
luke what measures you thought best
"Well, I usstimed such authority."
The witness admitted lhal one ma
chin gun which had Inhumed to his
agency had been sold In southern
Colorado. This particular gnu, he
aid. now I in lioiilitcr county.
"Did your r.ca have control of the
operation i f these g jn In Colorado?"
asked lleprcsentatn e Fvuns.
"Ye, our men had charge of the
gun at t-cgiindo. Koprm. lierwind and
on the armored car."
"Then the gun ure the property of
"And ynu are operating these guns
for the operator??"
"In all Instances these guns were
placrd m Ihe properly of the oper
"Ye. In the mining camps."
Representative Kvnn questioned
the witness about the machine gun
which wa carried on the urmored
Felt admitted that although a resi
dent of Denver, he holds deputy sher
Iff s commiMsiona In Huerfano and
lata Animas counties.
"Did you dispose of ih three or
four machine guns you shipped In be
for they were used?" nsked Kvana.
"Hit far a I know, only one of these
gun ever was operated, and that, I
think. Waa th property of the mine
"Do ynu understand that the guns
now used by the mlllila are th one
ynu shipped In and Hold lo Ih oper
"I don't know, hut I understand
that those guns wer turned over to
I'nder vigorous questioning, the
witness declured that the machine
guns wer Imported only for th pur
pose nf "aiding In enforcement of law
and to protect mine and workmen
"There waa a very aerlotia condi
tion there, gentlemen." he added.
"There'a no doubt of that, and It
exists yet." raid Mr. Kvan. "When
w get hack home' we'll see, what we
rsn do to stop It."
Mr. Kvani: "Who wer you acting
for when you shipped In the guns?''
Mr. Kelts: "I wss acting In the In
terest of the operator und on my
Mr. Austin: "la there a good open
Ing In till state for an arm and am
Mr. Felts: "There has been, some
limes. Il-nushtci )
Kepresentatlv Sutherland naked.
"IHd yoll men ver saslKt In keeping,
men confined in Dip coal camps when
they wanted to leave?"
"No," replied the wltne. who add.
ed that hn did not believe the tonl op
erator had kept any man III th
mine against hi will, except In "e
where men wer charged with crime
The committee at 12:Jil took liuu h.
eon reces until 2 o'clock.
It developed before III close of thn
morning session that Fell appeared
l.y order of the congressional com
mittee and ass not produced by
eliher parly to the controversy.
During the noon recess the mem
bers of the committee attended a
luncheon to Republican editor.
Tin afternoon Felts resumed the
stand and was iiiiestlotied by I. I.
Costlgiin, attorney for the I'tilted Mine
Workers of America.
Asked concerning his method of se
curing mine guards he slated that
men constantly we e making appli-
csllon lo the Ieiiv-.r office for work,
t'ostlgan tried to inrtuie the witness
lo admit the number of men he sent
to southern Colorado was far In ex
cess or 7!. but Felt stood by his
statement of the mcrning that was
"Iln It ever been n pari of your
functions lo guard strikebreaker
brought Into the state'"
"If the men In the mines which we
were guarding were strikebreakers I
should nay. yes."
The witness denied that his nuenoy
had guarded strikebreakers on rail
Felts ihen gave a description of the
armored automobile used In southern
t'nlorndo and the machine gun mount
ed In It. He then told nf the use of
another machine gun at lierwind on
Carnegie Institution Near Bir
mingham Completely Des
troyed by Suffs. With All
(By Irwsed Vice m rrveulrui Herald.)
Ilirminhnm, F.nglnnd, Feb. 12. The
Carnegie library at Noiihlleld. Wor
cestershire, six mile south of Itir
mlnghnm. w.i today destroyed by lire
set by an arson squad of sulTrageites.
All the hooks were burned and only
the Bhel of the building waa left.
A tube charged with hiuh explos
ives and covered with a qouniity of
suffragette literature was found today
on the window sill of Moor tSreen
hall, Highbury, near here, the resi
dence of Arthur I 'hamberlaln. broth
er of the Right Hon. Josi ph cham
A fuse attached lo the bomb was
connected with a photographer's lamp
In which a randle had been burning
The flame, however, wa extinguished
by the wind before It reached the
A postcard addressed to Reginald
McKenna, home secretary, was found
nearby. It mole the words, "Mili
tancy I not dead, but If you ure not
already you aoon will be."
IN RIVER AND HARBOR
BILLS REACH BIG SUM
(It lrd Wire to Evening Herald.)
Washington. I'cb. 12. In addi
tional Items In the new river and
harbor bill, as formally announced
today, Ihe following are among th
Texaa-lialvostnn hnrbor, II. 16V-
ootl; tlalvestoti channel. 1 1 0(1. olio;
Port Aransas. xil0,n00; Ha bine la
net fort Arthur canal. ir.r.n.iino:
Houston ship channel, $2011.001);
West tlalveston bay channel ami
adjacent H reams $25.0011; Colorado
Inland waterway on Ihe coast of
Texas West Oalvcston and Itraxo
i anal. $15,000; channel lei ween lira
sos river and Mulagordo bay, 125.-
I'Uil; channel from Aransas pass lo
I'ass Cavallos. 130 nno: lluudalupe
river to Victoria, I IS. 000; total
Hrazoa river nt the booth. IJS.noo.
from Vi'liiscn In Old Washington,
I2.ri,000 and from old Wahington to
Waco. 1200. Hoi); Trinity river, $205-
000; Red river between Fulton, Ark.,
and Washita river, Tex., $25,000.
HAS ANOTHER COLD
I ll IeaseO Wtrw m I": renin Herald 1
Washington, Feb. 12. I'res-
Ident Wilson's engagements for
today were cancelled according
to an announcement at the ex-
ecutlve ofll.es. because the
president waa ordered by hla
physician to stay In hla room to 4)
recover from a cold. II was
aald at Ihe White house that Ihe 0
president' cold has made hin
hoars and caused a slight
rough and hla physician was
keeping him to hla room as a
precaution against more cold.
Official staid they expected
the president would be out
Off by Veiled
Five Year Old Florida Girl
Mysteriously Abducted by
Strange Woman n Automobile.
flty l-ca-s'd Wire l".nlng Herald )
Orlando, Flu., Fell. I.' Catb-
erlne McCain. Ill .' -year-old
daughter r Mrs ,w(mii C. Fas-
set of Spokane, Wash,, w is taken
from the home of her aunt lo-re
today by a veiled woman, who
whisked the child olT In an auto
mobile und has not tar' ii loiaied
by the police.
Tlie M'-Ciie girl's fuller. F.d
ward McCallie of Ch.iM moogn.
was dii on. d from h.r mother
at Reno, two years no. The III-
tie girl wits giien by the court lo
the father and a son u.is given
lo Ihe mother. Mia Md'allic a
later married Newton ('. Fass-
ett, a son if former Congress
man Faaeetl of New York and
moved lo Spokane.
Children with whom the Mc-
cullie girl was Ida; Int.-. declare
the vii u woman sold "Calh-
erlne. this Is your nuaber." as
she gathered the Rirl up In tier
Worked to Death Without
Getting Pa?d for It, Testi
mony of Witness In Hearing-
SHOW ILL FEELING
(By Ix-ascd Wire in renting Tlcrald.)
Hancock, Mtch., Feb. 12. "We
Were worked to death and did iiol get
the money for II." declared I'at Diili-
lugan, copper miner, today to the con
gressional Investigators. His testi
mony related not only in mine work
ing conditions, hut also to ulleged ads
of Imported "gunmen" alter the sulk,.
the Village of Abllleek, Willie lie
"What do you nun want?" Chair
man Taylor asked.
"Let the companies giv,, us a min
imum pay of $:i a da, an eight-hour
day and recognize our union and they
will make more money than they
ever have mude," he replied.
Trammers who formerly filled ten
cars a day had been driven lo IHI as
many us llfty-.wc. in later yeara. he
said. Ah to the miiieis. he declared
'the one-man machine wax killing ull
The ill feeling beu'iuh the veneer
of politeness opposing counsel have
shown toward each oilier thus far in
the congressional in esi igation into
the copiH-r miiieis' sinke became ap
parent today when ' V Hilton, for
the striking mine woisers, read into
the record a number i.l' Pay hIios lor
tho avowed purpose of proving a
system III once unfair and oppressive "
It appeared from die slips the min
ing companies were accustomed to
take out of the cMU.i'iyc's pay the
amount lie owed the storekeeper,
sometimes Paving in. thing A. F.
Itees, for the operators, said that the
inference that the companies ran the
stores was untrue. 1 1 1 1 is replied that
he had no such puipoNe but merely
wanted lo etunv tin- svstem.
Al l 14.1 l DY MI I I KM
I H i Asi:n
Chicago, Feb. I.' - Three of Ihe la
bor leaders who were granted a new
trial in the dvnamiie imsplrucy caw
by the federal court hern tt I -rl an
answer today dcnving lhat the gov
ernment had any n-:li to ask for u
reversal of the giain of (heir appeal.
The men are olaf Tvitmoe of San
Francisco, Richard II Houlihan of
Chicugo and Xvilhatn Hcrnhardt of
Cincinnati. Thev dec I. ire that the
right to apply for a rehearmu in
criminal cases is reserved lo dclcnd
ants. mm. oirii vmit-. ai i.
I Willi VltlUTItlTlOV
Philadelphia. Feb. 12. Ihe coal
operator-) of Illinois. Indiana. Ohio
and western IVnioo Ivatilu, In conter
enip her wlih the miners from those
stales to arrange a new wage scab"
today, proposed lhal arbitration be
resorted to in fill negotiations where
no settlements had been reached prior
t. the expiration of existing agree
ments. The proposition w i debated" for
two hour by representative of each
side and the question wa again
taken up at the afternoon session.
I Tew. Agent lluay.
Richmond. Va . Fed. 12. Kvelyn
N'cablt Thaw was arrested here yes
terday. Mayor Ainsll ttt Ihe re
inesl of the Mlno-ierlal union, had
forbidden her to appe ar tit a theater.
She waa drlulned for hearing.
UGLY TILE OF
C LI fit
Plaintiff in $50,000 Damage
Suit Relates Story of Al
leged Assault Upon Her by
U. S. Senator.
IN ROOM OF HOTEL
Glasses Broken When Okh-
homan Attempted to Make
Love to Her, Declares Wit
ness on Stand Today.
l;y Issaw'd Wlrr in i:tmlng Ilernlil.)
Oklahoma city, okI.i., Feb. 12.
Mrs .M. Iloinl who Is suing l ulled
Suites Senator T'.iomas P. (lore lor
$.',0,oiia damage, growing out of an
alleged assault committed in a V. '-'-ingloti
hotel, took the witness stand
loilin and told her version of her
meeting with Senator Jore In Wash
ington. The conn room was crowded,
the audience including many women.
In spile the ruling of Judge ''lurk
yesterday that evidence as to incidents
in the past life of cither of the liti
uanis was Irrelevant. Attorney Hol
dings, representing Mrs. Iloinl, offer
ed to let all tile evidence hh to Mrs.
liond s char. out go before hc Jury
without oliict ion, provlih I the de
fense would not objee t to e idence
offered against tile charcter of Sen
ator I lore. Counsel for the defense
did not reply to the proposition.
In telling her story r the alleged
assault, Mrs. Rotid was composed
throughout. She first met the sena
tor in r.t"'l. sue said, and again a
short time Inter at a reception In Ok
lahoma City. At this latter met-tlng
she discussed the appointment t her
husband, Julian Hon I. to the position
of internal revenue collector. At that
time, she said, the senator talked fa
vorably of the nppointment.
The wiinesa then related how she
went to Washington in Mann l'l 1 ;i.
At a reception tendered by M und
Ml, tiore to their Oklahoma visitors
t lx. aualn broached the subject of I lie
appointment und the senator ukcd
her to come to Ins utile e, according tu
Re. ii lung the ti:ne of the alleged as
sault, the witness satd, she had tele
phoned Senator 1 1 ore to Come to her
hotel. When the senator arrived she
weni with him to a room o c-upiecl by
lames Jacobs of Oklahoma. In then
taiK, she said, the scnaieer asked many
personal eIOHlioris an. I tiled to take
her hand. "I told him I was a diner
cm kind of a woman from (hose he
had been associanng with," to-ailii-d
She alleged that the senator took
hold of he r and Iriicl to pull her lee
wards him ami I li.it her glasses were
broken In the struggle. When he
pushed her over on ibe bed ibe eii'il
covering was slained with blond III
At this Juncture. Ihe witness said,
T K. Robertson of Oklahoma, ot ter
ed the room together with Jac obs anil
Klrby Fil.pal i ii k and she vm nt to the
toilet to vv.o-h til,. Moo, I stains from
her hands ami fa.-c. She declared the
senator followed her and told tier lo
tell the iiie-n present lhat there Was
Mrs. Itofiel was expected to rinniln
on the wilnesH eland tliioiigboul t lu
ll. lya session.
S0THERN DENIES STORY
OF FALLING OUT WITH
WIFE, JULIA MARLOWE
ll laa-s-d Wire to Kvriilng llcruld
Portland. lc . I'cb. I - H. II
Sot hern l"ii el a e.i .i t i i nt here to
day, lamenting the pollination of re
ports that Du re had i en a leieacii
between him and his wife, Julia
.Mi.rlcme. who i now hi New Yolk.
'I'licie was not the slightest, founda
tion lor mi ll rumors, he said. Mrs
Seel bein having ubaiiileuied their
lour together and reiurncel to New
York solely because of ill health In
jusiiie to his reeiupunv ami the. it, r
lociia -is Mr. Solbern explained, hi
Vitrt Cotlclllelileg hir- Me-ae-ceu alolic.
(Hr Is-ascd Wire to I. veiling Hcral.M
I Wiihliitigi on. Fob. IJ Moses
Friedman, superintendent ol the In
dian sc hool ut Carlisle. 1'a . was su-
pcllcled today by Com III I sloller Sells
of the Indian olflce us Ihe r.nill ol
a recent Investigation by a congres
sional comtulllee. Supervisor II. I,
l.lpps has been placed In charg
pending Friedman's formal trial on
charge which have not yet lie.-u
made public. The time of hearings
will be set later.
TABOOED BY KAISER
Idly lehM-rl Wire to I v-nlng Herald 1
I perlin. Feb. 12. --The wear-
! lug of the "tooih brush
lliunslal lie" wa forbidden lo 4
ihe goldiera of I'.inporor Wll-
Hams' body guard regiment by
tin order Issued today The
reason given was lhal II was 4
men i e rui i n 4
LF OF CONGRESS
Memoiial Addresses Delivered
by Representatives: Senate
Allows Day to Pass Unrecog
nized. GROUND BROKEN FOR
(Rr Ix tm.iI Wire m men'.ng fl.Tald.)
Washington, Feb. 12. one half of
congress balteel Its grind of business
tod iy to pay homage lo the inemoiy
of Aiu.iIi.iiii Linc oln.
In the house the chapllit referred lo
the martyred president in his opening
prayer, and time was set aside for
the memorial addresses by Repre
sentative Russell of Misseiurl and
Kepresentative Fess of Ohio.
In ill" senate Ihe great emancipa
tor birthday passed by unrecog
liliccd. X TIO l. CAPITAL JOINS
IV LINCOLN KLKItlt ATION
Washington, Feb. 12. The nation
al capital today Joined In the celebra
tion cef ibe 1'i.eth anniversary of th
birth of Abraham laiicoln. The cele
bration here was marked by Ihe
breakine of ground In West Potomac
paik for tlie const ruction of a mar
ble monument to Ihe former presl
lient. which w hen completed is to cost
Ill Wilt HONORS TIIK
MI.MOHV OF LINCOLN'
Denver. Feb. 12. The observance
of Lincoln day In Iienver was B-a
lured by several celebration.
Chinese Woman, Charged with
Trunk Murder Complicity,
Taken Into Cuicody After
Door Is Broken.
Ily la n-4-ii VVIi'c lo livening Herald.
Cln.ac.o, I eh. 12 -Mrs. iiy Sin, a
Cliluc-.M,.. v. as arrested here today lb
i e. nin e t urn with the murder of a
clout whose dismembered body
w.im leitiiid in a trunk a year ago in
Seattle. W.oll The llllllk W IIS ship
pe ll fleelll I ' C 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 0 11 , C Ire.
Mis. Sins husband was arrested
lii !' ncllc (..ii, but tho woman had
disappeared Detectives today broke
do a n a ihioiuuv in a Chinese room
ing house unci found Mrs. Slu with
iv.ee oilier Oi Ic-dials. one or whom
e-sciip, d down a fire escape. Dctec
lhcs of Portland, ore., where Pin Is
b"bl. traced the woman lo this city
FOR "HANDSOME JACK"
lily leaned Wire to livening Herald.)
Chicago, l"i b. 1 2 rivtriiditloil pa
per., leer ihe return of "Handsome
J.i. k" Kneiier held In San Frunclsco
in connect ben with the murder of
Mi. l-'.mma Kraft. November H
!' 1 2. villi be taken on; tomorrow by
John J llulplll, chief of detectives
dipt. Hatpin said that Koetiers wan
iinlke. . tight extradition.
According ice llulpiii. Ko.-iter wa
let oullll-.cel ley It. V. Tolllsen.
evu'e-hmati, vv ho wrote from 331 Oc-
laoa s. reel. San Franc-Is, ,,.
"Can oii send me particular
John Keei in rs or Cutler, wauled ei
Ihe murder of Mrs. Kralt I hiv
pott, d a party here answering full
iicsc t ipi ion, who has bought an In
lei est 111 a hotel with a widow and
nied tec get tier to sign over her lif
infill. tin lo him."
I MM! 11)11 RI.IOUIM.
WIONt. WOM V ritllAD
Citi. innail. Feb. I 2 The arrest lust
iii-lii in Sin Fran-lsco of John U
Koc iici fur Ihu murder In a Chicago
hotel cef Mis Kiulila Kraft of tlliscit)
ecu November It, 191.', was a mum
lor rejoicing today among Mrs
Ktaft s friend here.
Mi. Kraft wa a widow ' J ear
old wlteii she Wa killed. She bad
' oioeide r i olc propert) and It I claim
e- el. f i e e i a c -1 1 1 1 y bianeil money to Koct
lets. Filially In ruiiest lor a loan
led lo u eiiiairel and he went lo Chi
e alio. After a few days he sent ftu
Mis. Krafl. She left at once to meet
hi in A week after her death relstlvas
ol Clin luiiati weni to Chicago und
olc mille d her body at Ihe count)
Koc Ite rs was well knoAn her.
'l it --m - Hank Sum kluddcrs.
(Iruiicl Juiniion. Colo., h'l-b. 12-
n oicbr wies received here today li
ivy a one hundred per cent assess
nent on the si n kloddcra of the Me
a Count v Valional ".ank of which
rson Aelains fiermerly wo prea.-m
The bank f illed last fall and Adams
cce'iiily wits arrewted on a charge of
iiis,ii,propriotiiK tho fun. Is of the In
slit lit loll.
AHMED BAND OF
Daring Bunch of Mexican Fed
erals, Foiled in Attempt to
Take Horses Across Line,
Eludes U. S. Troops.
Rumored in Juarez That 29
Were Killed; Believed Fugi
tives Planned Attack on
(ny d W ire to Evriulnff 1Url4.1
F.I Pao, Tex., Feb. 12. Thr
were 21H armed men In Ihe band of
alleged federal recruit who vacaped
across th river at Ysleta last night
with American troopers on their
heels, according to J. Todd McClam),
the rebel cattle agent here.
McClamy told reporters that ha re
ceived th lirst Information Hire
day ag'i that th croaalnga wer lo
be iiiuilo at Yaleto. at tha Kl Fasa
smelter and at a point In New Mexico,
He succeeded In locating; the Yaleta
contlngetil, which he said waa re
cruited and led by .Sylvester and Rod-
rlgo yuevedos, two federal offtvera)
formerly at the head of the troop
at Casas llrande.
Mcr'lnmy said that h notified Gen
eral Villa of the plot and confirmed
Villa's statement made last night that
he had troop down th river waltinf
lo receive tho Inlrudera.
It wa current rumor la Juare to
day lhat 2 of Ihem wera killed, but
this could not be confirmed. Gen
eral Villa, having been up moat of
Ihe night, waa si I II In bed at noon.
and could not be disturbed.
The American troops at Tsleta
heard no shooting from the Mexican
side, although this does not prove
that there was none, aa It might hav
taken place two miles away.
The American ainl the forenoon
lien ting up the at ub by growth of th
vast flats which flank Ih river, seek
ing the trail of the M ecu leans, but at
iioou (iencral Scott! flail received HO
important news of their quest.
Thn horses which the Mexican
failed tu run off are aald to be pri
Trooper of the 1'nlled Stale at
dawn today resumed seanrii for tba
Mexicans who last night headed
across the Rio (Irande from tho Amer
ican side, carrying arms and supplies
in violation of the neutrality law, to
Join the federal force at some point
unknown, or to harass Ihs rebel gar
rison at Juarr-x, across the river from
Sei far us the American cavalry of
ficers could learn In Ih course uf tho
night, the plot was to rapture a cor
ral of horse und aaddlea at Ysleta,
thirten miles east of here, and about
a mile from the river bank, and rush
them acres. In some way this part
of the plan miscarried.
The alarm reached General Hugh I
Scott, m command at Fort lilies,
about 1 '- o'cha-k lasl night. Ranch
ers and others whose bonus are scat
tered along the road near Yaleta tele.
Phoned Into the city to find oil' th
a use uf the unusual number of auto
niobih s seen.
The only soldier so far known to
have seen any of the alleged Iluvrta
recruits was Corporal KaufTman of
Troop A, Fifteenth cavalry.
When the alarm sounded he wo
dispulchcd to Ysleta to luld other
troops being rushed to that point. He
arrived alieud of the reinforcement
and lay in a ditch from which, ha
says, he saw detachment uf about
11 men euch make a rush toward the
river. When the other soldier ar
rived they had disappeared.
General Francisco Villa, command
ing the rebel forces, and now at Juu
rex, received an intimation of th atl
uatloii at Ysleta early In the evening
and sent small detachments of hi
men east along the Mexican bank of
ihu river to capture the Invader.
HOIUIKHX AN II Ml KM-UF11M
MIOT HV I KDKH.1L CHIKF
Tamplco, Mexico, Feb. 12. A lieu
tenant ami a sergeant of the Mexican
federal army Were summarily shot
here today by order of General Ig
uucio Morrlos Zaragosa, th federal
'ominiinder. They had been convict
ed by court martial of waylaying, rob
.Ing and murdering Fred Martin, a
negro who waa formerly a aoldier In
the I'nitcct state army. Martin wa
on hi any to Altamlra from Tam
plco, where be had Just drawn hi
pension un January it, when Ibe
. rune wa committed
MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE
TO RELEASE POTOMAC
FROM PERILOUS PLIGHT
(H Leased W ire l. F.nlng nerald
Wivshiugloii, Feb. 11 Secretary
I mil hi today telegraphed boatswain
Wilkinson commanding the naval
lug Potomac. Icebound In the Gulf of
St laiwrere ! excreta Ms discretion
in extricating the boat and br ere Mr
from her perilous position. Expert
believe It will be Impossible to move
ihe potomuc al present, but Her r
lury Nauiria wanted her commander
to have a free hand. Meanwhile th
revenue cutter Androscoggin, which
started to rescue the Potomac, 1
Heating either Halifax or Sydney.
Nova Scotia, tu aw ail further older a.
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