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EVERY BUSINESS MAN SHOULD ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TUESDAY NIGHT
THE ANDERSON DAILY INTELLIGENCER
VOL. 1. NO. 36. wttaj, utabilahea 1890? DaHj, Ja?, it, i?l?. ANDERSON, S. C. SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUA R Y22, 1914. .< f*RICE FIVE CENTS. $5.00 PER ANNUM.
__ _' _'_ _ ;_
The Senate I
Treat,
Marks First Step of the
^ Foreign Policy of
f President
PLACES NATION
IN GOOD POSITION
Arbitration Treaties With Lead-1
ing Nations of the World
Renewed for Period or
Five Years
(By Associated . Press.)
Washington, Feb. 21st?General
arbitration treaties ratified by the Sen
ate today, renewed for five years
agreements with Great Britain, Ja
pan, Italy, Spain. Norway, Sweden,
Portugal and Switzer;???. and mark
ed the first step In tb?? polie.?- of Presi
dent Wllaop to pluc'e ti?? United States
In a more advantageous position in
the world of ne tons.
Amendments to the treaties having
been rejected Friday, debate closed
"within a few minutes after the Senate
today went Into executive session and
rgtif.ed resolutions were adopted one
after another without a roll call. Op
ponents of the treaties made no ef
fort to delay the -votes.
The treaties, briefly, provide for ref
enence to Tue Hague tribunal of legal
differences, and questions relating to
the interpretation of other existing
treaties which canttot- be settled by
diplomacy. They are not, of them
selves, far reaching; but in view of
the long delay in the.r ratification,]
during which many disturbing factors,)
both at home and abroad have con
tributed to general agitation, the
feeling among the senators is that the
action today will genre to place the
United States on a firmer conftdenlia
basis with the power.
The method of procedure toward
arbitration fixed by the treaties pro-|
vides that n special agreement
be drawn up M?,j3li
of the.dlsputn
and the scope of consideration to
gristed to th? arbitrators. '8ft
agreements must be signed by the I
President and ratified by the Senat?
before the quoetton can be submitted
at The Hague.
Matters still .before the Senate for
eign relations commfttee are the
Panama tolls questions! the pending
treaty with Nicaragua, sad the treaty
with Colombia growing out of the
surrender of the Panama strip, re
ports ois these, \{ is understood, will
be laid before the Senate in the near
future.
Although the majority for' the rati
fication or the . trestles was over
whelmlng and the amendment to
exempt. from the Panama tolls qua.*
tlons was rejected by more than a
two-thirds vote, senators who urge
' repeal of the tolls exemption provt- '
alon, insist that, these votes are not
significant of the attitude of. the Sen
ate on the toils Issue. Senator O'Gor
man tonight said he did not regard
th? ratification action aa a test He
la determined to continue the fight
for tolls exemption.
The Senate Is lookidg to the Presi
dent for some Initiative action In to
tolls matter .and several senators to
. day averred that the issue would be
a matter of party caucus. That some
democrats would rc?uoe to enter such
a' caucus has been reported for seve
ral days
The treaty with Nicaragua, which
baa been before th? Senate for seven
months, is expected to be taken up for.
further consideration hv tho fore'gn!
relations committee la the near fu
ture. -It provides t?r the purchase of
a perpetual option on the Nicaragua^
c??*i route,, and of naval station
Tights on the mores of the Gulf of
Fonxeca. for $^,000,000. It also pro
poses te> extend the chief features of.
of the Platt amendment, which would'
give this country control over the
customs of Nicaragua 3 the relations
between the'United' States sad'Nica
ragua.
MONUMENT FOR
BATLE GROUND
$150,000 Memorial to Mets Who
Fought Battle of Horse
Shoe Bend I
(Hy Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 21.?The house ,
committee on library favorably re-}
ported today the Hefilr*. bill to ap
propriate $150,000 to erect on the
itorse Shoe baute ground on the Tal
lapoosa river la Alabama, a memorial
to the men who fought la Misg-Mmfp
under General Andrew Jackson.
tiOLDEN *CB?t,lr5 CLOSES
Washington. Feb. 21.-?The golden
jubilas of the Kftigbix of TPytbias, ta
session here for the last three dajra,
came t^ a closa tonight with the Py
thian ball. The 'closing day waa giv
en over ro sightseeing, many knights
visiting Uv> tomb of Washington at
Mount Vernon.
latifies
y Agreements
BY B. 8. HUMAN
.. : .1
Iii Referring to Governor Blcase .1
and die 'State Asylum jj
Investigation
Greenwood, Feb. 21 ?"Thero cor- 1
(taiuly ought to be some political kill- 1
[lug," said Senator B. R. Tillraan here j
today in reply to a query about tbe
aaylum investigation. !i
"I don't suppose anybody doubts I
now who Blease's slavish underlings j
and satellites arc." I
"Jealousy and envy caused all of ]
this devilment?this monstrosity. In '
the affairs of onr State asylum."
"I have been Impressed with the
fact that Blcase threatened to put Dr. ,
Babcock where he could cot speak if ,
the Governor's sister's name was ,
brought Into tbe ,, inquiry, while Dr. t
Saunders' brother had no one to pro- <
tect his sister." | <
The first remark quoted above was.
Jn answer to a ' question from a re- : \
porter, who wanted to know if the
attack on Dr, Ssundera would be
rsed as political capital by anyone in
I
nuuiu u?
J anyone in'
the'Campaign this summer.
Senator Tillman, with a character-'I
*stlc gesture, dived into the subject
with the remark: "Now, ain't that
a .nice kittle of fish. I don't sup
pose anyone doubts now who
Blease's slavish underlings and satel
lites are," and ht. laughed heartily
when he said It.
"They nt least know one of them, j
Senator." ventured the newspaper,
man. "That State senator, you know." j
&&Ko, they don't vv?n know who In: '
is yet," replied Mr. Tillman. "mease ?
lied about that let^nlb^t^at^e^n/t |
claimed that*the letter was*uot given 1
to him by a State senator."
TUe newspaper man ventured to J
Use the word "mess" again, and to :
this Senator Tillman replied with {
some of his old time fire: "Jealousy g
and envy caused all of this devil-}
ment?this monstrosity. Thoso jioc- ;.
tors realised that Dr. Saunders smew j ,
mote than they did. ani'they wanted .
to get rid of her. Jt Is a disgrace." {!
fenator Tillman talked pleasantly . ,
(he was In excellent humor) of his,
two weeks' visit to Atlanta, but had ,
little more to ??y of a political s?g- i (
til lien nee than his opinions In the >
asyium matter. He was reminded of ]
the fact that Senator John Lv Me-, ,
Laurln was in Atlanta' during tbe ,
Senator's sojourn there, but made ,
no comment except to say that a t
number of South Carolinians went'
over to the regional bank hearing,
but none of them visited him, per
haps thmklng that he did not want
to be disturbed at the sanatorium
Senator Tillman shows no evi
dence Whatever of his recent illness.
"1 weigh 178 pounds." he said'.
"ar:t' gained three pounds while we. \
were In Atlanta. That Is pretty, (
good when you consider that I got'
down to 158."
EXCLUDED CHiLu
LABOR PRODUCTS
Bill Would Prohibit Entrance
of Such Into interstate
Commerce
(By Associated Frees.)
Wellington, yob. 21st?A bill to
shut the products of child labor out
or interstate' commerce today was In
troduced by Senator Owen, Who said:
''I shall be glad If the Senate will
rise above tbe demands of those en
gaged in making money In mine and
quarry, in mill and cannery. In work
shop and factory, and guarantee to
the children of tb\> nation the oppor
tunities that should be afforded them
by the republic.
TERRIBLE 8TORMS
(By Associated- Press;
lx>s Angeles, Cal.. Feb. 21.?WUh
a loss of probably more than $4.500,
ooa, and a toll of seven human lives I *
since Wednesday, Southern . Cv,tfor
nia tonight began to recover from the
effects of the worst Storni In the his
tory. With the aun shining most of
today, the situation Improved costd
erably and, while nearly all of the
towns affected remained isolated to
night, progress was made toward re-; *
establishing wire and rail commun I-jo
cation. j *
It ie estimated that. Los Angeles I
was damaged to tbe extent of at least t
VL6OO.O0O. One hundred and fifty J H
ard doll ors represent thai
ge to city ctreets alona. The!*
rest reported lease* anstaioed by rail-] t
roads and by citizens whose homes! ~
?pt -way by the floods. ?
1
ATTEMPT MA?E
TO WRECK TRAIN
Some Miscreants Drove Spikes
In the Blue Ridge Tracks to
Try to Wreck Train
A story was heard in Anderson
reBterday to the effect that some mis
creant had endeavored to wreck a
Blue Ridge railway train 'by driving
:wo spikes between the rails on that
I.rie. According to th? information
received here, the train would have
been derailed and several killed had
It not been for the discovery of the
spikes by S.? D. Broyles This gen
tleman is said to have stated that he
iaw the spikes when midway between
'.he Rocky Riv^r. and Broyle's cross
ng and removed them before the ar
rival of a train;''which' was even then
rapidly approaching.
An Investigation concerning the
natter bas been begun, but so far no
race has been found of the guilty
?arty or parties, if located the pun
ishment inflicted will be severe.
PA&&EXGKttft JOAKDONEB {
FOOD SUPPLY EXHAl'ST EM.
Jl_
(By Associated Press)
Sou Bernardino, Cala., Feb. 21st.?
Three hundred passengers aboard an!
; vet land Santa Fe train tonight wero|
narooned by 'washouts in the moun
alns at Cajou Pass ' But one dining |
ar la attached to the train and the
ood supply of that is exhausted, ac-1
:ordmg to railroad reports.
Two railroad wrecks, in one of]
vhich twelve persons were injured,
were caused by the storm and floods]
tear here last night.
SENATOR TILLMAN
ABUSES LOBBYISTS
SAYS THEY HAVE MONKEYED |
WITH 2-CENT MILEAGE
VVILL TBX PEpPLE
Not Speere in Advocating
Passing of the Bill
Special Correspondence.
Cdlumbla, Fob. 21.?Scaator B. R.
riliman. who arrived here today from
\tlahta, where he has been since his
tppcarance at the asylum lnvestlga
.ion in Columbia, gave out the fol
lowing statement.
"1 lave Just-returned from Atlan
?, where ? have been .for the benefit !
>f my wife's health principally, and
nci?onia?W; of my own. The rest '
;as done us both lots of good. I shall
return to Washington as soon as pos
sible, btlt want to go by home to plant
ny vegetable garden before leaving
he atate.
"I have tried as best I could since
:he legislature met to keep In touch
with What it has been doing, but the
'wo things which have Interested me
3)ost ' are the asylum Investigation,
md the two cent flat rate for rall
-oads.
"I want to say something about thla
alter for the benefit of my fellow
ntltena. I km not very hopeful, how
ever, Of it having any effect whatever
>n the legislature, because It (s per
iuns inn Voir. . Ku? I CSS SSS ih? ??? )
narks of the railroad lobby.
"One branch of the general aaeem
)ly, 'the house, has passed the flat
rate, without making any-exceptions,
rhis is . unjust and never ought to
tave been done. It is not right to cora
isnort, poor roads, of which
here ere fifteen or twenty in the
flt?te, With only one or two passenger
rains a day, and these with very In
erter cam, to carry passengers at
cents per mile. It should have
lever been thought of and the bill
Might to have been amended In the
0 provide for the exemptions that
ire necessary it tho law is to be a
hat are necessary If the law is to be
1 just one.
" But I notice that there is effort in
;enate to kill the.bill on account of
h^sae exemptions not having been
lade, w**L every device and par lia
nuiiiary trick is bvlng employed to
iccompileh this result. Why don't
he senaUu-s who want to serve their
'onsut?e'jte. the people, amend the
illl SO >** to make It reasonable aed
us?, ap? send It back to th* hrtyse
r.fttead of killing It and being nothing
? the railroads want them to do?
Vhy do not the legislators look after
he rights and privileges of. those
vho have bought railroad mileage
>ve> the through lines, hut cannot
iso it la South Carolina at all from
oint to point within tho atate?
"Why lent the railroad commission
dven sower. >r any more be needed
:ey already have, to regulate
ier of exemptent? How long
vill railroad attorneys, Inside sad
tut th branche? of the. geo
iral assembly, be permitted to mant
nit law making machinery in 1
? eats of the railroads and the]
[?tendant of the traveling public.
t kept up with the de
nol know what names I
0 specify, but unleee sny health fails
-jntinued on fourth page.')
Claims Bent?n Drew
Pistol With fclurder
ous Inra&ion
DISARMED
LODGE
D
IN JAIL
Later Tried by Mritil Military
Tribunal, Sent^ced to
Death surf J Duly
(By AEaociateajPross.)
Washington. Keb. M&i ?The version
of William cT. Bennon'k death as re
t& today was
V. Peaquicra,
>orc, in a tel
6 at Juarez. It
iated by cohstlii
made public
constitution '
ogram from
slates:
"Beaton entered Vffla's apartment
unexpectedly, dcm&ndi? protection of
his interests and bitterly Insulting
Villa and the army. VGeneral Villa
told him tftat he considered him an
enemy to the constfti ..lonalhu canae
end that In order tHat he mbrht not
continue to work against it, ne, villa,
was s3.es to pay hlajfe See v???c uf bis
property (Bcnton*
Chihuahua
"Benton becam
at thin, and drew
ing to kill the
immediately
armed, him an?* sent
the state of
exasperated
olvor, Intend
ut the latter
down, - dls
*o jali. Ben
ton was afterwards tried by a special
ced to death
accorsianee j
? of war.*'
ed a lengthy
ght to Justify
stated that
againet j
military tribunal,
and duly.exee*tcd<
with the laws and
Later Villa telog
message in wbiclt ]a#
himself,and te'
the American?*4
the -
itles.
:e-far
NBflrag
He announced today that, until all
the facts in the case had been gather
ed from all available sources, no op
Inlon would be-expressed by the State
department. Ail information received
will be transmitted to the' British gov-.
ernment. !
Public Feetfag at High Pitch.
Official announcement that.William
5. Beutun, a Srivisu subject, naa been
executed by rebels at luarez Tues
day night; t=t adopU?a of ??Solution?
of a mass-meeting' here condemning
tue United States government for Its
handling of Mexican affairs: exchange
r>f Knots between men?ibcrs cf the Th.r
teenth V. S. Cavalry and a score of
more.of Mexicans; uncertainty as to
the fate of Gustav Bauch, an Ameri
can and two Englishmen, Austin
Lawrence and a man named Curtis/
were startling Mexican developments]
Df the last twenty-four hours. Pol-;
lowing -in rapid succession these Inci
dents served to bring public feeling to
a high pitch and today every official
agency was engaged in' bringing to
light further details.
JETTON IS CLEAR
rtr Binnnrn
Uf nUMUi blUUtbt!
Meck?enberg Jury Honora the
Uowritt?fi Lew to Pro
tect Home .
(By Associated Press.)
Charlotte, N. C Feb. 21.?After
having U>e case under consideration
but a short while the jury returned
a verdict of not guilty In the trial of
R. M. Jetton, for killing Dr. W. H.
Wooten, who Jetton claimed had In
vaded his home.
More than ten hours was taken up
today and tonight in argument of the
case and the Judge's charge The state
asked for one of the three verdicts,
first degree or second degree murder
or manslaughter. The defense rest
ed Its case on the "uowritten law'
' *elt>defense. contending that Jet
shot in defense of his home, to
ivc his eight months bride from be-1
[hjf wrensed fcy the phy?Ivlau,while!
be himself being attacked by the
stronger man. |
The state Insisted that Wooten was
not only an intimate friend of the I
Jetton family, but present in the.
home that night by Invitation and,
that he attempted no wrong toward
Mrs. Jetton. Sympathisers with Jet
ton . expressed the opinion In the
court-room tonight that the Judge's
charge favored the preaacntWh and
sent wild whon they heard him ac
lultted.
IX NLEEPV PHILADELPHIA.
^Philadelphia. Feb. 21st.?Four per-,
;on?' - are dead, four are ; seriously;
vounded and one is dying In a hnspl-'
al tonight as the result of two shoot-;
ng affairs bare today In both eases}
afatualion with women who rejected,
trofcastons of love, was t ?eponslblo '
or the tragedies.
BIG JNCR^Affl lN
S?UTrfS EXPORTS
--^V..|Wr^uc-tt Valued
At $43,500,000 More Then
Lest Year
(Dy Associated Press)
Washington, Feh. 21.?Forty and a
half million dollars increase in Am
erican produtcs of the south, princi
pally due to the high price of cotton,
for the first seven months of the fis
cal jear, compared with that period
of last year, today was reported by
the dopartnient of commerce.
The total was ^728,007,719; last
year's J694.905.980.
Value of cotton exported during
te seven njonthS was $38,000,000 more
than in the samo period last year,
'min?ral oil $12,000,000 more.
Meat products and dairy products
were $15,000,000 more. ^ 1
Broad stuff decreased $19.000,000;
cotton 8Cid o'l $3,000,000.
V^.WIMJMAM Sl'Kt'lAL
DMfAll.KD; MINK INJI HKI)
(B;, Associated Pr?*?.)
Atlanta. (Ja., Feb. 2);?Passen
gers and crew escaped Injury when
?rs and trainmen escaped injury when
Southern passenger, train No. 29,
known as the IMrmlnghnm Special,
was derailed near Arr'.ngton, Va., ear
ly today, according to advlce3 at the
road's offices here. Throo coaches
left the track.
DR. P0TE?T GOMIKG
jo mgn
T FULP1T ORATOR IS
WELL KNOWN HERE
Y. M. C. A. AUSPICES
On His Last Visit He Made a Pro
found Ira pre
This City
' '. ' ;: " ' . rf^it'S?
The people of Anderson need to be
told notliing or Dr. E. M. Poteat, pres
ident of Furman University, for oh
his recent visit this brilliant speaker
and wonderful ' Christian rtiaracter
thrilled a large congregation at the
Methodist Church. It will be wel
come news that he is again coming to
Andersen, this time to speak lb men
is the court house" ?\ au afternoon
heart-to-heart rally, under the aus
pices Of the Y. M. C. A.
These afternoon, ralllej have been
full of good for the community and
the men who have addressed the nu
diences that- o?erflowed the court
house have brought new lessons of
cheer end hopp and love. They have
not scolded the weak, but have en
deavored to encourage the struggling.
It Is of course, just such another
massage that Dr. Poteat,. will, bring
He will speak here on the afternoon
of the '1st of March , on the subject,
"Selling Out Cheap."
Us?? -??-?
PR. KPWIN M. POTEAT
Who Will Hpeak te Men Next ?t adsyj
Afteraooa.
-;-;
Dr. Pot eat'b popularity as ? speaker !
makes It almost Impossible to ?*curoj
als services anlese be Is booked Sev
eral months ahead. Tie has delivered
hin address "Soiling Out Cheap" with
acceptance to many gatherings of
mon. As he Is so well known to our
Bien at Anderson it'Is unnecefiSry to
emphasise his ability ab a speaker. .
Dr. Poteat was born In North Caro*
Una, educated at Wake.Forest Col
lege, and the Southern Baptist ThoO?{
iogVcal Seminary at LpufsvllKi, Kea
:poky. . Later be attond?
lias University at Baltimore. Mary-1
land. Before coming to GreeaYill?<|
!ts held Important pastorates In New
Haven, Philadelphia *ed Baltimore, j
Ten Million D
Spent For I
ORGANIZE JftMlEMY
OF JURISPRUDENCE
Organization is Formed by Some
of Nation'! Leading
Lawyers
(Py Associated Press)
New York. Feb. 21.?More than Tit
ty recognized .enders of the American
Bar met here tonight and organised
the American Academy of jurispru
dence. Its purpose,' In tho words of
James Dewllt Andrews, cf New York,
who called the meeting to order, is
the production of "a complete and
comprehensive statement in syste
matic form of the entire body of
American law.'1
Among Its organizers are cx-Presl
dent Taft, United State-. Senator
Hoot, Attorney General McReynolds
! Alton B. Parker, Joseph S. Choatc,
j former Attorney General Wlckersham
I and Governor Baldwin of Connecti
cut.
"The work of the academy,", Mr.
Andrews said, " will be the encour
agement of a systematic research, the
recognition of a sy dem of legal edu
cation, and ?ystemstfc restatement
cation, and asystematlc restatement
of the law."
IT'A It F?R SCHOONERS' SAFETY.
(By Associated Press)
Halifax. N. S.. Fob. 21st?Fears to
day were expressed for the safety of
two Nova Scotlan ecoponers long ov
erdue. They are theXnity, now for
" weeks out of New iXhdon, Conn.,
bound.for this por:,. and the Oregon,
which sailed from Sbelbourne, N.'S.,
on January 8, for Bornados.
A GOOD MAN GONE.
Mr. M. A. Arnold died at his home
one and a half mllcB from'Central, S.
C? at 8 'o'clock a. .ax.. Jan. 3rd, 1014.
Vr Arnold left n wife and five chil
dren to mourn th?lr.ldss as follows:
Mrs. Campbell, of, Anderson county;
Mrs. John Neal, of Central; Mand,
Ernest, Paul, Arien*, and Clarence.
TWO CITTERS TOSEARCH.
(By Associated Press.)
New York. Feb. 21st?The revenue
tOuvt?t* itit?cu is io join tho Cnondagaj
I near the reported position of the KI-1
neu. The ?nondaga and the Irascal
will cruise on pnrrallel lines of about
one hundred miles in length for sove
rai days la an endeavor to find the
Kieuo, which was fast sighted Wed
nesday in a crippled condition.
No tidings today came in from the
schooner. Her crew of eleven men
who preferred to remain by their
vessel when a passing steamer offer
ed to take them, off are missing. The
revenue cutter Onandaga . today was
hastily coaling et Norfolk, In prepara
tion for resLV'v.lon of a searca at sea
for the Kineo.
miBDERED LlifE DOG.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb.<<3st.?Official at
tention was called to the Bonton case
in a telegram to Senator Fall of New.
Mexico, from it. M. Dudley, who de
clared Villa had murdered Bouton
"like a dog , and that the American
policy or "Watchful waiting Is a fail
ure." Senator Fall alto read to the
Senate the r?solution? ?r 'protect
adopted last night at a mass meeting
in El Paeo. He urged a more aggres
sive policy and other senators sided
with him. The Senate took no ac
tion. Members of the foreign rela
tions commlttco urged that the execu
tive and State department spare no
efforts to protect foreigners.
... -
PRAISES REV. J. T.'XANN.
Rev. 1). W. Ulott tttttfrtimciifK The
Blind Et anse list.
On tho fourth Sunday In January.
I began my work with the church at
Neal's Creek, Saluda Association. I
bave been pastor there several times
and gave them up. 'Tis almost a new
congregation now. very few of the old
er members whom 1 left nineteen
years ago aro th?r*-,goW, most'i:\St '
them bave crossed over tho river and
are now resting under the shade of
the trees.
I feel very much encouraged by
tho enthusiastic welcome the present
membership gave me.
The blind evaagelijiss. Rev. Jno. -T.
Mann and his wife, Afe. mentors at
Neat's Creek. I take ta? opportuni
ty of saying to anyour pastors
who may desire help in. special meet
ings or who may desire Brother'
Mann to fill a few appointments on
tbetr field that BngPMf snd Sister
Mann would be gTad to engage In
tho work for the, Master. He is a
graduate of the Cato Spring* Insti
tute for the blind and ? good preach
er, and he and .ill* wife are great
helpers in meetings. Brother Mann's
address Is Beltoa, 8. C.
Frateraidly.
X>. W. H?OTT.
Basley, S. C.
loUars to Be
improvements
In Territory Traversed
By the Southern
Railway
AN INTERESTING
ANNOUNCEMENT
Shows that Company Has Great
Confidence in the Future
of the Growing
South <
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 2VA.- -Fa'rfax
Harrison, president of the Southern
Railway Company, said loduy:
"The Southern Railway Company,
believing in the continued prosperity
and growth of the territory it serves,
and, recognizing the-necessity of en
larging Its facilities to keep paco with
that growth, has, pending the im
provement of the market for long
term securities, sold $10,000,000 of 5
per cent three-year notes, eccurpd by
the pledge of development .and gen
eral mortgage 4 per cent bonds of the
company, wh cb for some time past,
have teen held In the treasury of tho
company available for sale.
I-This new rapltal is to bo applied
by Ute Southern Railway Company in
carrying through to completion plana
for improvements and betterments to
and upon thoaproperty of the com
pany which were Included In the gen
eral plan for the future or the rail
road made at the time the .develop
ment and general mortgage was cre
ated in 1906.
"The particular improvements now
lib be undertaken are chiefly addi
tional end enlarged shops, yards and
other freight terminals, which have
been greatly desired und have been
earnestly recomanended for several
years past to facilitate. economical
operation and to enlarge Ute oppor
tunity of the company for securing
comp?titive . freight jrafilo &avw,oi!- as
for taking care of local hUBinoss.
These Improvements will be under
taken at once add pushed to comple
tion as rapidly as possible.
"In addition to the improvements
provided for, as above stated, the
company also has arranged to finance,
through, a ten-year equipment trust,
the acquisition of additional modern
roiling stock, largely of Htool con
struction, representing an aggregate
cost of mor? than $5,000.000: Bids, for
tin , additional rolling stuck are now
being received from manufacturers,
and the orders for immediate con
struction will be placed promptly "
OFFICIAL RECORD
COURT MARTIAL
Statement of Authorities In Re
gard to the Execution of
Wm. S. Benton
. i'i ii I ^SS^EBHBkeSSw
t^-El Paso, Texas, Sieb, ZUt. The
record of the court martial of Wil
liam S. Bcnleii, made public at Juarez
late today asserts that the Scotchman
was present at his trial, that he eras
represented by a rebel odicer as at
torney and was permitted to testify,
and that the session was public,
He was executed for attempted
armed violence against General Villa,
declares the iccord, and was found
KU Ht V lof ci vi no- olH an* "^?f-.r* ?C
the enemy by giving them csttle and
forase and by alvinir tham informa-'
tlon.
Benton's friends on this side of the
Rio Grande received the report with
sneers. They pointed to their knowl
edge of many years thct ne guarded
against possible serious results of
his high spirit snd tamper by never
carrying a pistol The statements
that Renten was allowed to testify
and that the proceedings were'public,
carried no conviction to the men who
assert that their frieb, waa delibe
rately murdered.
Bonton complained of depredations
on his ranch. Villa charged that Ben
ton was an element destructive of
peace and prosperity.
Benton answered la harsb and vio
lent terms and asserted that, no b?:?.
man power could'keep him ont nf
Mexico or cause hint to - desert bis
property to further depred&tient', the
report of Villa claims, and adds that
Benton said that he was as good ?
man as Villa. Then he draw a pistol
frotn his hip pocket But the general
was ready for him and struck. At the
same time persons prcd?&t leaped up
on him that he might net make an at
tempt upon th etife of Gen. Villa.
Witnesses claimed that had they not
been present the general would have
been murdered.
A bill bas been introduced Into the
New York legislature requiring street
surface rail ways in N?w York city to
place an additional conductor on the
rear platform of each car and an M?
dtUonal collector of fares Inside wha i
more than ten paaeengers are sdlowc<V
to stand within the ear, and throe per
sons on the rear platform after all the
seats bave been filled.

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