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TOHAY'H NF.WH TOIV Yom gel It In lw? lll.lt ,. fitty tvnm a month fir 15 cent a wwk ilrllvm I Jrotir uia.r; llfljr emu by Mall. ? days, these in lit tle old Land of Manana. BUSY TlUliO K-CITUE.V. Vol. M. No. . ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1914. toU 3. o. nu. BENTON CATTLE THIEF AND MURDERER, SAYS VILLA; STUBBORNLY REFUSES TO LET VICTIM'S CORPSE TELL TALE REBEL CHIEF TAKES HOT SHOT JIT "SCANDALOUS" Executed British Subject Killed Four Men and Stole 1,000 Head of Cattle, Remarkable Charge Made by Constitu tionalist Commander Who Bitterly Resents Overwhelm ing Avalanche of Denunciation for Deed; Benton At tempted to Commit Cowardly Assassination, Allege General Pancho. REFUSAL TO DISCLOSE LAST RESTING Pi ACE OF BODY SERVES TO INTENSIFY iSGRY SUSPICIONS IjtmtiI Wire to renlnc Herald. J Ju.ircx Mexico, Feb. 24 A t.Ugraiii In which ti iht.iI Vlllu ut Cad limihiiu charge! the laic Wllllum 8. Fcnion with being a cuttle thief ami having coniiiiitl ) fnur murders win received ul military bc.nhuart r line Ihl afternoon. It follow. "I expected Ihi- scandalous American press to utl.uk m c about the execution uf llcnlon. Hut I Jul mil have any other remedy to avoid tirmr attempts of the foreign llucrtulslus, who, protected l.y the flu of their country believe that they are authorized to commit til" greatest of crime, llenton Wax xl! his life a rrlnilnul of the worm kind. In the times of th Terrain mid Creel, protected by these men, he killed more thin (our men without liny provocation whatever. Then a'ur the taking id Chihuahua. In combination with the above, named Individuals, and according to his own confession, lie appropriated more than I.0U0 loud of cuttle which did not belong to him and. furiheimore, the day he came to nee me, n attempted to cowardly assassinate me. Fortunately. I stitictrtnr. .1 hla move ment unit disarmed him. All lll niiillvra. iitol cepcciully the lust named one, forced hy to uct neve rely against Linton without luting Into i oiiaiii' i-ailon the that ha wus a foreigner, for Hiiro are crime which I do not wish to leae iilipunlsh.il. Therefore, ho van executed with all juisi.ee uml I uni disposed lo give account of the execution to the entire world. I'lcusc make the nl.mo dci lurullon to Mr. furothcrs and to the American prexa. ' r UANClSCu VILLA, tietieral In Chief." II.I. STI HIP. lit M Y Itl l I M S to i i i i- uim in ii. uf iiimv or iiimiiv F.I I'uso. Tex.. Fe,. 24.-The ut tempt of the Mexican rebel to es tablish that William H. Ih nii.n. Ili4 rM-oltlsh ranchman, recently eMciiicd Waa a Mexican eitixeii, la bused on i report llotl he once held some minor office while (resident I'orfirio lUul waa In power. Thia statement wna made today at Juar.x hy Feckrlco Oonxules tlnrxa. counsellor to thu commander of the garrison. Lclallvi here ol llcnton say Ihi. t the deed to hi Mexican property refer to hll'l an a Itritmh (uhnct Mini that he waa alwa.il careful thcr.i should he no donht on ihl point. In the meanwhile the demand of the Male department ut Washington for the handing oxer of the hoity of llenton ha been met with silence. Oeneral Villi hua -?-lveil tile grams tiol only from m..n r!b In the I'nlled Slate hut from London, I'am and H.-rlln. asking for un ex. plHtiatlon of the manner of ltcnlnn'1 death. All the replies sent lo In iiu'rer hnvn been the mi mi' glory of a iourlinaril.il and execution The finding In the Imperial valhy nf t'allfoinlii of tinner Luurenre, Ih i 'nirlihman who waa reioried mliw Inf lr Mexico, IciuIm to the belief here that hi allexxd conipuiilon.f ur tl, la alan aiife In the 1'olod Htutea. No trace, however, of llar-y Corr.p ton for whom the American author) tic were lookltm haa been revealed. An Interview printed in the 1:1 1ito Times todny nuotei Villa at Chi huahua, a lnn that he rave Oiih lav Hunch, an American clliin. hi llherty ul Juarei lnt Thnrvda. . Tin 'lenient t'ontiadlcla the ntfu lul In formiilion then to Thoniua . Kit ward. American conii. hy limcrat Villa, that ll.iuch hail been taken ti Chihuahua, whete till fane was he Inir reviewed. It waa leuriu'd today that Villa uhordliiHtea are omeabat perturhel at the failure of their chief In grant pcrminxlon for the rrinoval of llen ti n'a body and one of lli-ni from Juarea. It la romled, will no lo Chi huahua to point out In Vlllu the ua iielnt which hla refunal hna arouaed on the American mde. At Juarei official profea tn be lieve that Villa' altitude I a niern tniiiier of euprii" or kiuhhorn prlda whhh friendly argument can over come. 80 fur American do not know even the lo utlon of Ibe grave. The anile depurlment hue liiMiructed Thomas It. Kdwurd. ronsiil ut Jiiur ei In axce'laln where it I but ko far he has had no mi eeea. HltlTIMI 4;VKHMi:T ASKS 4I.-II 111 III 11.11 IWI TI- I.MIDV OF 4 'AM'. OF ItlATOV l'iiibm. Fib. 74 The lirlilhh gov- PRESS eriiiiicnt hu invoked the Hood olflcea of thn Fined Mate got riimclil to inve that there ahull be no Inttrler ence by Clnral Villa with It Inve.i tig ilion Into thu dnith of ". 8 lien loo ami Ihe reioied dliHppearaiice of tivu KnullKhmen named I .an unco and Curl ik. The Invi Hligatiot: in to he mude by Charle I'erceval, llril ixh l ollMil at llalt elon, s !lo ha been ori'ered lo Juurex. Conmil lcrceul haa bi'eii liiHtriii'ted ti aup ply Ihe mot ouidete repot tn oli lainiihle. Hlr Kdwurd tirey. ItrlUth foreiKii ' retury. told the houe of .nm moii today that fir Cecil prlhj l!lce, llriliah aiiihacmidor at Wahh liKi.ni tiiiBi h' n Inxirucied to Inform Ihe Fulled Hlutea Koverninent tlutt Ullul Hritalli loliiildered II eaelillul for a Hritih roneul to lull the mH uhete llenton wus killed. oni.nl I'er. tewil wan Hmtriici.il to axk the l ull d Male gin eminent, as lireat H r It -eln had no mean of ('oininunleulins; with Oetierul Vlllu, to ill.i'.:.t the Fnili'd h'luli conHul at Juarei to In l.irin ilcticral Villa and reiU' Ht an asmirunce that the TVitteh ronul i-honld not In- Interfered with. Kir IMuard tiny read a f-ommiinlialton Ircin the mate depurlment ut WuhIi--intilon to Hlr Cecil H.rlng-ltice. which th r.rlii.h umbuMhador tabled to the ioraign olfice It follows: "The hi ale depart mriit ilexlie lo advise the UrillMh emhaey that I li hi rucl ion lllive been Nelit heretofore lo the A.nerlcan eon sill ut Juarea to make a limit m ar, I ing inquiry Into the elr KuniNiiincea utteiidiua: the lit hi I; of WIIUhiii 8. llenton. The coti ul ban been Instructed to make every el fort to eccure Ihe exhu mation a rul tx.iiulnatlon of the body of the de, cimed, lo take the etatcnicnt of any and all tha w II ueHe whom he can rind, to employ In hi Investigations medical and legal aselRlanee as far us may be desirable and to do everything In hla power lu licit Ih fuels.' The eoiiiprehennlveneim of the Am erican 'vrrnmetil'i luveetlauilnns eulli'd f'-ri It cheers In the house of commons. Kir F.dwitrd tlrey added that no reply had been received Id hla fomimihli utlon tu Conxtil l'er cevul. I'l.AV TO Tlo M7.i: Al l. oil, I IMis M F M'O Mexico Cltv, Feb, -4 A plan for ihe nullonHlirl:ig of all Ihe oil lands In Mexico la to lie forced I h roil t; h the next Mexlcun eongiis which eon venei on A lu ll Hi at. according to an annili-Mnll made today hy (jiierldo Mo hetio, ih head of Ihe near cabinet post n commerce and Industry. cior Moheno lava he presented United Stales Must Fish or Cut Bait America Must Defend Foreign Interests Or Let George Do It, Significant Utterance of British Newspaper. (Hy lCaaed Wire lo fTvrnlna Herald. 1 London, Fed. 24. Mvirp torn- trie! Ih made hy the Manchester tluanlmn today on fir Kduurd (ii'e)' etatbiiient In the hnUMe of eommoiis ycatciday in regurd lo the killing or V. llenton at Juarei hy Henclal Villa. The newspaper asks: "Is It nut more playing- with word to mi tout. In such cuses, the Fulled ft ale ha no renpon- siliilllv ? f Unit were so, the Monroe lnulrlne would he a 4 mere liiHiriiiuent of Inn I naiiunal unarchy. "If we ure not reHponsiMc, then the Fulled Stales I. We certainly do not wIhIi to drive Ihe Flitted Slates government to In- icrvention, hut It ennnot deny to lhee power the right of de- tending linn iiilereNi and ut the Kline nm,. r f tl..c lo ili fcml Hi, in Itwlf." the plan while he waa n iiiciu'.m r of Ihe chamber of depuiie. The report Is cuiretit here that it Is Hie Intention of I lie federal govern ment to transfer thu oil land to lnd Cow dray for :,a.ii(iii,iiiiu golj ul'ter they have been nationalised. o tuaci: itiiMi or MI.-MMi fil STWK !l II Chlhiinhiiii, Mix., Keh. 21 In re ply to Inquiries made ul the peniteii llnry here today by .Marlon txteher, the American consul, and the A . ."(! i Piled Press, It was stated thai iim tav Hsuih. the American repotted mlMslnx. had never been there. Al iho city hall the American coiimiI iiIho failed tn find any trii'c of the ini.oi.iin trail. SVS l'Ki:sli.M' Wll.soV ii s m ik iiis i iioici: Mixl.io City, Feb. 24 Conimeiu ini: on the killing of llenton. 1:1 I li ra n. In an editorial arllcle lodny sa : "Whatever muy have been Ihe evil origin attributed to the pre.' m gov ernment. II III leiiMt 'de facto' gov etiuii' nt which secured Ha power In accordance with our law from emi gres and with nil the formalities ll"lecn Ibis government uml the re bellion with Its HiiilHier nr.d Irame aggrn-Hion on life uhd property, I'lcsld. nl Wilson has hnnrii the laMer." The article ther. reviews the sup port given to the rebels and the op position lo Hem ml lliiertu uud udd: "Now foreigners ure horrified by Vill i's act ami are reniixiiiK that Ibev ire si the mercy of the irinn cation lxe( by the colossus of the liolth," STANDS PAT; 110 SUPPORT Failure Meets Effort to Get Government to Participate in Panama-Pacific Exposi tion, j FOREIGN SECRETARY i TARGET OF CRITICISM (ilf la-aaral Wlr lu tLvei.liig Herald I London, Feb. 4 All efforts to niovu thu llritish I'lvernnn lit to ri t'onlder Us decision not to pur in ipate olllclail In the I'uiiamu-I'aciiii' ex position at .-all Fiaiiclsco have tail ed, fir Kdw.ird tlrey, foreign secre tary, said today III the house of com mons, that the government could not modi!) in previous deilsiou. Ho con cluded; "I utn very much uware of the Im mense liiipot lance of the good will of the l ulled Htate. V. o uttach the g: eat est Importance to It and 1 hopu Ihut In all large iiiestlons of policy wa have mude It quite apparent how much value we do nllaeu lu It." Arthur lynch, an Irish nationalist member, who had been ute hixiug Ihe foreign secietiily, replied; "If you attach so rum h Importance to the good will f Ihe I mtcd stale. Why don't you takv heller means lu cultivate It?'1 Alakaii ItuilriMiil Hill I'iimimhhiI. Washingioii. Feb. ;l AHhouxh house and s. nule conferees weru pie Imred I ml ay to smooth oul diilcreu'-es beiwfett tha two liouics In Ih Al.mka rsllroid hill, the matter was pol poind until tomorrow. BRITAIN FDD SHOW HUEIITA HAM A MM4i m sssaF sax sVk CITIZEN 0FU.S. Mexican Federals Give Slort J Shrift to Clemcnto Vergara, ; in Spite of Efforts of Amcr- ican Authorities. CAPTURED AND CARRIED OVER THE BORDER (lv Is-nati! Wire lo Ironing lleralil. I.I(I.IM, TI.XAS ll-H. 21 t I.I M I NTO M ill. AHA. AX AM I.UIC.W I1T17.I:N 4 AITI ItF.H AMI IMtliMll IM( .MF..VICO 1(1 :. ( IMI.Y lY MFXK X 11 HFU AI.H, WAS 1I.W4.FI TOIlAV A I' ll It HIM AI'I FHF.. A ( IIKIllMi TO AIVI l"J4 IlltOl t.HT II Fit K TO lY FlltlM HIHAf.f.O, MFXKO, vi:iiAit hm in :i oitni iti.ii iti:i.i:M i iiv Tin: m in i:i, niXIMWIil ll AT I'll lilt S M;. 4. It AH As IMF lilXIT OF Itll'. ItFSFNT VI loM HIS IIFHW.F OF AMI III! At TIIOItlTIFS. CITY GETS SEVERE SHOCK Warrants Issued for Four Prominent Cincinnatians on Ugly Charge Preferred By Young Girl. (Ity ls-aseil Wire in FvciilnB Herald.) i 'mi nm..! i. i'ih. :t t -i it, t ii hi 1 1 h higher social cm li s were stariled to day y hi u .irianls in the municipal court vveri i-ned for f"iir promliKni no li here, i h.iigiiig Iheni with cou trihulliiK t.. thu clein.io imy of u Hi- eur old g.ri. The in. n uro Col. Ilrcnt Arnold, general li i.lit agent uml un rlu- lembnl .1 ruilllals of Ihe laillls- li I Ui r.nlio.,,1. Hugh limiiurucliiti r; l i.ic U Jeweler uml C IV i ntiillve of a New York idiiarter in l.oiiiMV llle. the bo-l Ivvo wei'ks has Mile mill N f bililMlilt Ii. New loll I'm House, rcpi. firm w nil ii The Kill lot been lu limine of juvenile court olfl eers. NEGRO ACCESSORY IN MARY PHAGAN MURDLR (Iiv lieaxed Wire lo Kvenlng- Hits id. 1 I A I la nt a 'oi.. Feb. S I. - .l.iiiii Con ley, negio I. 'lory rweeper. was found gullly hen lodny ol heiio; un nceea sory a fur in., fact tu ihe murdi r of Man I'll. i ,: .in, aged 14 II.' Was pell leii'i'il lo iw.lve mi. nth mi a convict gang Leo M I't.-nk, Mipcrintf intent of the tin t.,ri waa sentenced lo ilealh for the niui.br. on ley wa Ihe irm clpal w line. against Frank. The girl was strangled u deulh almul u y.nf iiX. $15,000,000 AEROPLANE FLEET PROPOSED BY ENTHUSIASTIC FLORIDAN Ilf l.eaa'd Wliai tn ..teeing H-'ald. Wa-h nil. Ul. Feb. 23. A II.''.- (mil ihi li. piano fleet wa plo- pimed in a bill today by It. pic- seiit.it He I.. Fugle of Florida. He p.iint.'l a picture of cities 4 being dri-iioyed by bombs from Invud tig .ur craft uud compared the fon gii air fl.'elH with that of Hi Flitted Ki.iii. which 4 h.. . I'd wu coinpoK.'d of "twelve obsolete III 11 k i il; llg aerotd.ilii " if UEEfJ Masked Robbers Crack Safe; BigJLoot Audacious Yeggs Overpower Baltimore Watchman, Steal Tobacco Pipes and Oct Off With $6,000. Ily I .eared AVrf lo F.enlng Tleeabl. Ilalthnore, Mil . I'eh. Three tiiiiHl-;e,l roldnTM entered the Acadi'mv of Muxlc in Nnilh Howard Ktrcel IukI nighi. overpoweri'd the w iitchni.in. blew open the office safe anil got away with between I .".li on and ttt.iit'ii leiiving Ihe ualchuian tied to u pot In l lie II llilltol nun. AfterwurdN the ernckxinen broke Inlo a ciiiar store uiljolnlng Ihe the ater mid Htole u number of expensive pip's. The robber left no clue. WHITE SLAVE ACT L C0URTI1ES Federal Law Again Upheld by Supreme Tribunal, Acting on Wilson Case From Chicago. OTHER DECISIONS HANDED DOWN TODAY Illy lA'tM-G Wire lo fRvrening Herald.) Washington, Feii. 114. The coiihIi tutloliallly of the federal while slave law wna uguin upheld today by the siipri'iuo court In thu Wilson case from Chlciitfo. Thn point whether the law is limited to i omiiici t i.ii vice vvan not Involved. ( IIICAI.O 4 m: 111 I.FIt ON ll Till: 4 l 1ST Chi'.io. Feb. 21.- '.m and I'liaih Wilson, alias WHIard. Were loillld guilty December 11, I'll I, In tile I nil id Suites district court here ol irans 1. 1 rung KlosHie I'.ton and Frauccs Vance from Milwaukee lo Chicago for liiiinor.il purposes. Tile Vllsnn were i nti m i d o three years" penal serv itude each. The case was foimht "11 .,. in al up In the Flitted Hi. ids su preme court. OlhlT IMti-llllls. Wishiligloll. Fell. :'4. Tile lax on Ihe use of foreign bulll yaclns hiiiioh nl iilion Alio l b mi eillgeiiH by Ihe old I'av ne-Aldi ii h t iriff ar t was upheld hs eoiislitiiiloiiiil today by the su premo cofirt. Thu Oklahoma staliUo of lliiivt, in i rtei'i forbbbluig foreign eoi por.iilon doing businesa in Ihut stale, from re moving Mills agalllit them 1 r. .Ill slat, to federal coiirl ill thai Ju rlsdiet Ion wa stiu kan down as uht uiistlliitlomil by the supreme court. The supremo court today sent t'uu Hii-callcd Ideal ll tlollr case mil lo tilt' iliniricl court for u new trial. HAYTI GOVERNMENT TROOPS WIN TOWN (Iiv Imm'iI Wire lo Kvrntnf Hcruld Cai.- HalUcli, Feb 24 .--The g" -.rumen! troops today recaptured Irotn the rebels the town ol Trmi, -oiuh of Liberie. The victorious arm ,- cunt imii-d It h march tow ard 1 1 1 in nit in i nt he, where Ihe rebel un der Henator I'av llniar Theodore took rrlnui' when they Med from Cape ll.ilticn. At Ihe'same lima n detuch iiieiit iif govi r ii in.-ii t troops com mand! d by Ilcticral Carlo Z.uiior piocicihd by sc. i tn attack Fort Li berie FIRST SNOW OF SEASON . FALLS IN EL PASO iPe leased Wlrvs Kf-nin rteralrt 1 I'.l I'.ihi Tex , Fell. 21 rin..vv be gan billing here ul midnight mot ontiniied Ihronghoiit Ibe morning. It wu Uni Hint snow of the winter. Many frini tree are In bloom and a-i the temperature ha not yet dropped to fi'. i xlng there is hope Hint Iho trull is not damaged. MARQUARD TO JOIN NEW YORKS NEXT WEEK llv 1-ciwil Wire t Fvifilng lleralil. MarlHi. Tx.. Feb. 2 1. - I'll. In r 1 1 !- Mi.r,unril will Join Ihe .Wiv York Naiiunal training iiiad lore curlv next week, uicoiding to Catch er Mr vers, who arrived last n;:ht. I alitor W llllilraw. Allant i. li. i , h i, 2 I - - Anmlunce mi'iil loil.iv tli.it Clark Howell, i .11 ii.r of Ihe AHuiita Const It ul Ion. bad . 1 1 i t no I .-. I eoirlileral mn of hi name US a ln.iel.Mir to the latil Senator II ii on made it prai tii ally certain that I Inv irimr John M. hliitmi would appoint u south (ieorglit man to the COfJSTITUTIOfJA FIGHT OVER RIGHT TO PROBE POLITICS WARM IN TRINIDAD LUCIUS DILLS OF ROSWEU GETS Appointed Surveyor General of New Mexico; Registers and Receivers of Land Offices Also Named Today. f Ilf liraaM WWe lo r.Tmlnf Herald 1 Washington, K' li. 21. I'resl- dent Wilson today made these nominations: Associate JiiHllce of the u- prenie court of I'orto lilco, Har- O'i' .M. Hun liinmn. of I'orto It Hureor "eneral of New MeX- lo. I.in lu lulls of ItosMcl). Hegisiers of land oithcs: John Kiirnslde of Silver 'lt. ul Uis Cruies; Kmmett 1'nlton of Ha- gcrman. at llos'vell; Itmne V. lmnohoe of Tuciimcarl, at Tu- cumi'url. liiceivers of juililie monies: S. I. Ascsi'tr of Las Cruces, at lis I'ruces: W. II. Cowan of Cinlsbnd, at Koswell; Felipe Saiichex v linen of Santa Itos.i, ut Tin uuicaii. TD REOPEN CASE m United States Steel Corpora tion Protests Against Ruling Directed Against Short Lines Serving Industries. (Ity la-tiMHl Wire lo livening lleralil.) Wushiiigioii, Feb. 21. AsHumlng Unit trunk line ruilroads iHc arruiiKlng to iiiiiui'tliati y (l.M-iuillniie Hirough rules W illi tile I M"ll null Olid l olll- n ti , the Ncwluiigli A South Shore Kuitvwi) I'oiopaiiy uud the Luke Ter minal Laiho.iit company, auiiHidiurles of Ihe I nit. -d Stall s Steel eoi poiiitlon, uttoiiies lor tho cnrpoi ut mil today asked the intciKlulc couimi-rce com llllSMon lo reopen the mallei' of ul lowaiiii., to iihort hues of railroad serving linlitill ii-b. The brier lib d with tin; commis sion culm iuIh lh.it in the transporta tion of Iron and steid product... and ol luw maierials, un biding coku uud coal, II had been Ihe geli'-fiil custom from the In ginning ol the iiiilustry for the carriers lo spot curs within thu iiiiluMiy wlnie llnj ure In hu louded or unloaded and take ce ll cur when loaded or unloaded to ihe main llliu und III. u lor Hie cites on these coill iiiodiucs li.tve Ii.cn continuous, con structed upon t In- tiiisis vf cost of sue li servh i s. The pelilii.iiers contend that the com in I ss i o ii could not liuve found that thu i o 1 1 1 p la i iiu nl railiouds ure plunt lucllltles. The geiierul effect of ihe report ol the coioiiiiHsion, if rurricd Into effect. It is In Id. will bu to uuliiwlully Impose upon steel Industrie thu cost of op ciiiting terminal la. littles uud to uu hue can ! is lo ilnu rtininatu against imbisuies loculeil along terminal rail roads. 'hi i omintHsiiin is uskud to make an older piovi iiiing trunk lines from carrviug out iua pioposed disconiinu umes of tli rou nil laics peiidui,' a ru in in nm. Ih'touri r SuMului'd In Tunnel 4 ane. I 'en vi r. lib. 21. -Judge Ucolge Allen of the illstln I court, today aunt, uncd ii ilcitiurtcr bv ihi clt to Ihi- ii pplh at Ion lor un injunction tiled hy I'aulel F.. Lord ugalnst Ihe lsu mice of bond f.r ih Janies leak tunnel. The court held Hint the city h id Ihe right to vote bonds for sin h pnrpi.scs. TODAY IN CONGRESS m vi i:. Met al noon. i '..nr. rem . .hi the AI.0.I111 rail road till well- ligalll po.si polled. Mr. Norn' resolution for cer tain llllol Oi.ltloli o the New' Haven rvil km nidation was wurml debuted. HOI SF. Met t II". .11 t i g. nt il' iniein y bnl aa.i.u lb I H'.aiiug hi the !ir'o!lell.' sea Im n s bill before coiiiiii r. e colil- llliHSlOll. Itivii und hurhor b.ll. cari- lllg II J.'UI'l.llllll, lepill teil Irolll Colllllilttee. IIi'PI is 1 1 1 -i I ii e Htccn gave no l.'e ol Ills llilclltlon lo speak oh resolution for investigating of Lock Islund l.i.ir.iad fmam lal uf-Luis. OF ALLOWANCES 1ST SCENES OF HII1G STAGED Committee Investigating Striks Finally Rules Evid ence on Alleged Political Corruption Is Admissable. ATTORNEYS ENGAGE IN WOilDY BATTLE Means Broadening of Scope cf Inquiry to Include Methods of Holding Local and Stats Elections. STATE RIGHTS ARE INJECTED INTO CASE Personalities Inextricably la terwoven With Political Ac tivities Which Become Bono of Contention. Ity liettwd Wlrti lo e renin Herald. Trlnldud. Culo., Feb. 24. A tlaah over the right of a congressional com mittee tu imiulru into thurgea of cor ruption In local and atuta election, und Involving fur reaching buiuea of statu und federal jurisdiction, led to day lo the timet dramatic fccema thin lur witnessed In the Inv 'ligation of Hie Colorado coal miners' strike. At Ihe end of Iwo hours of wrang ling, In the course of which the coin milieu once completely reversed It ruling on udmlKsllnlily of evidence re lating to alleged political corruption in laia Animus and Huerfano coun ties, tha morning; session waa ad journed with the understanding that such evidence, In a lliplled amount und held strictly to mutter within Hie personal knowledge of tno wit nesses, would bo heard during the af ternoon. The committee uiinounii'd that dur ing Ihe luncheon recess it would for liiiilate regulations under which tha evidence would b received. Thu final ruling of the committee came allsr impassioned pleas by F. I. Costlgiin, attorney for thu L'nlted Mine Work ers, and John It. ljiwon und John Mi la iinan. strike leaders. Mr. Costlgaii previously hud hotly denied un imputation by Fred tier riiigton of cojnscl for the mine op erators that h! wus actuated by po litical motives. Mr. Cosllgao having be. ii Ihe i iimildatu of the i'rogreaslva Puny for governor in the election of. 1 1 2. 'Ihe clash wa opened early in tha morning session when thn striker put on Ihe stand W. A. darner, a civil war Veteran und Colorado pioneer, to testify retarding charges of political corruption. There was un Immedlataj priest hy counsel for thu mine own ers. A sharp skirmish between tha uttorm-yi ended in Ihe umiouncemunt Ihut Iho coinmlltee Would hold a live-minute executive session to de cide us to the admissibility of tha evi dence. The hve-minule caucus lusted a bull hour. At Us conclusion the commit teemen filed Into thu room. Chair mun Foster announced Ihut the inves tigator bad decided that the charge of corruption In stuta und count elections we-e nut within tha lull ) is which the committee waa au thorised to examine, but that any charges of m.iulpuluiion In connection with the selection of June and tha prosecution of court cases would be heard. Instantly Mr Cosugan was on hi feet. I wish to mage a formal state ment to Hie committee," ha an nounced. "A very gravo charge ha ecu made in this room, suggesting that the introduction of eviduncu ro uting to political conditions Is thn re sult of personal mailers. I am Bu llion, d nv the Fiiitid Mine Worker of Aim tii a to statu to this committva I hat in Hu ll opinion the political ac tivity of the coul operators waa ainung the most Important cause of tha strike If elections are conducted in uc h mauiier that men striving f.r eijuality of opportunity are dented ihrir Icgiiiiiiulii anus, that cei isinly is a cause fur the strike, "W believe that a protest should respe'lfully be entered against tha denial of a right lo allow this nuta tion W(. assure the committea that Ihiue is no partisan politic n Ihl In vesiig.iiion. U e s'e willing to let tha committee itself ask all the (lUeutloa of these witnesses and conduct, tha cnui examination. So Important do we const ler Ibis phnse of tha subject that if the cum in litre will permit Ul to rail these witnesses we wjll aire to auspcnJ further testimony so far Hie exuminiiilon In tha city of '