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    he Omaha Daily Bee
A Homo Newspaper
The paper that goes to the home
brings advertisers the beit returns
For Nebraska--Fair.
For Iowa Fair.
VOL. XL-NO. 278.
Simon and Barrier Give Thrilling
Exhibitions in Air at Omaha
. ,
Exhibition Exceeds Expectations OI
the Ci'OWd Present. i
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After Going a Mile lie Ma1'' . aceful ;
' Curve in Air' . " j
Aviators Enjoy Their Work is e
a Mnch Pan Palling; Thr H.
Spare as Spectators on '
Solid Tera Kirma
',".. Fisher determined to sit at the hearing,
Flying, sailing up and down, around '; I however, so that In case an appeal Is made
across the Omaha Speedway track, Rene ! ;0 him time and expense may be saved for
Simon and Uene Uarrier gave a wonderful j all parties concerned.
exhibition of aviatory skill at the opening The Cunningham coal land claims, thirty
of the second annual Omaha Aero meet three In number, are so called because it
Monday afternoon. They were the only ( was Clarence Cunningham of the state of
ones to fly en the first day. but each, on Washington, who. while In Alaska In lt)2.
his trip In tlie Moiesant monoplane, per- j discovered the ccul which led to the filing
formed a scries of thrilling curves, turns. 0f claims by himself and by thirty-two
and glides that were far beyond that which
any of the sniaU audience assembled had
Carrier inado the first rise Into the air,
eoartng straight away Into the wind to
the south and continuing on a bee line,
until, a, good mile away, he waa nearly j
above the Lane cutoff, when he turned
In beautiful wide ewlngto the eat and j
soon waa making rings uround the big mile
race track. Simon, not content with mak
ing fuly as pretty a start to the south as
Barrier, amused 'himself and thrilled the
crowd by cutting In and around the grand
stand, running down with terrlfio speed
to within a few feet of the ground, when,
wtlh a sudden start of his motor, he soared
away Ilk a huge bird, curving, dipping
and swinging In dangerous angles.
A very small crowd witnessed the opening
flights, but the expectations of all were !
exceeded by far. Barrier, from the second
he left the giound, until the wheels of tbe
machine touched In a most graceful drop
to the earth again, was gone eighteen and
one-half minutes. He bid In that time gone
a little more than twenty-two miles reckon
Ing on the speed that his machine would
travel In that time, an dSlroon waa In the
air fifteen minutes.
Cabinet for China!
Responsible Ministry of Ten Members
Succeeds the Ground Council
at Peking.
" PEKING, May 8. Ths long awaited edJct
abolishing. the grand, oauacft and substitut
ing a constitutional cabinet of ten members
was Issued today.
The cabinet as announced, however, is
mad up of the present grand councillors
with ths addition of Liang Tun Ten, the
former president of the foreign board.
Prince Chlng becomes premier and
minister of foreign affairs and N a-Tung
and Hlsu-Cbang axe made vice prime
minister. Liang Tun Ten Is named second
foreign minister. Otherwise the presidents
of tho various boards become the ministers
respectively of their departments. The
change la in Una with the demands of
tbe national assembly for a constitutional
' cabinet responsible to that body instead of
to the throne.
JLanarlomn Scandinavian Foundation Is
Reeldaery legatee af Iron
Mag-mate. '
NEW TORK. May 8. The American
Scandinavian foundation la made the resi
duary legatee of Niels Poulson, president
of the Hecla Iron works and reputed multi
millionaire, In fits will, filed, for probate
In Brooklyn today. The will carries Indi
vidual bequests, aggregating several hun
dred dollars.
Mr. Poulson's housekeeper, Nlcolene
Christen sen, was left ttt.OOO, and stenographer-secretary,
Annie Brush, $20,800. His
$300,000 manslwn in Brooklyn is beqtieated
to William M. Dtckmon. aa executor of the
FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair,
tX)R LOWA Generally fair.
Tesnaeratare at
atha Yesterday.
Hour. Deg. I
6 a. m cj
( a. m b
7 a- m 6 S
5 aw ui w
a. m ?
10 a. m 71
11 a. m 74
12 m 77
1 p. ra 77
I p. m 7:t
3 p. m 79
4 p. m f '
6 p. m M
( p. m M
7 p. m M I
5 p. m , 7
Mtn M Sdl
rci xaa. A
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Laeal Record.
Official record of temperature end pre
cipitation, compared with the correspond
ing period of the last thre yearf:
1311. 11 A 1W. 1908.
Highest today s2 70 lit W
Lowest tcday fS 4:1 63 40
Mesn temperature "0 M M 51
preclpltatl-m .4 .00 T .)
Temperature and precipitation departures
rrom the noruwu:
Normal temperaT-rro
Excess for the day ,
Total excess tnce March 1....
Normal precipitation
Excess for the day
Total rainfall since March 1..
If irtenoy since March 1
Ieflcitncy for cor. period. 1!10.
deficiency for cor. period. 1VD
Reports from Statlea at
, 1
. .14 inch
. .40 Inch
.4 SI Inches
.) ID inches
,.VM Inches
.1.45 inches
T P. M.
Btatton and
Ftale of eather.
Temp. High. Raln-
d y. fall.
74 .tut
W .01
yl .01
tl .00
M .00
78 .no
M .00
M .W
$ oo
75 .00
74 .eo
S3 .00
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Cheyenne, clrar 71
Iavenpvrt, clar 7
Ienver, cloudy 7
Ies Moines, pt. cloudy ... 7H
Xjodge City, clear .... fc)
Lender pt. cloudy 73
North Platte, cloudy M
Omaha, tt cloudy 83
Pueblo, clear , W
Ra4d City, cloudy 7t
Salt Lake City, cloudy .... 7
facta Ke, pt. cloudy 70
fehertdan. cloudy W tttv rioudv SO
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WK.I.SH. Leuai Forecaster.
Final Argument
in the Cunningham
Coal Land Claims i
I Attorneys for Claimants Appear Be
fore Secretary Fisher and Board
of Land Keview.
! WASHINGTON, .vu. 8.-After hating
l?een out of the public eye for ome time.
the Cunningham Alaskan coal land claim.
which bi ought about the Ballinger-Plnehot
congressional Investteatlon hei ause of
cha! 808 bv o"'" Clavis. a former field
arnt of the land office, today approached
their determination. Attorneys for the
Cunningham claimants appeared to argue
their case before Secretary of the Interior
F.sher. Ijvnd Commissioner Ilennett and
membera of the board of law review of the
reraj lnnd office. It wn expected the
hearing would be concluded tomorrow.
E. C. Hughea of Seattle and John P.
Gray of Wallace. Idaho, are representing
the claimants.
Commissioner rennett Is charged with
l handing down the decision. Secretary
Opposition to tho final granting of the
claims was due to tho charge that there
was a conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment. G'.avls who wrote to President Taft.
charging former Pecretrary Ralllnger with
maladministration of the public land law?,
started hie fight against the Cunningham
claims early In 1!0S. He asserted that
through an asignment of the Cunningham
claims "the Uuggenhetms" were about to
be given a monopoly of Alaskan coal.
The Balllnger-Pinchot committee filed
two reports, the majority cxonerating.Sec
retary Hallinger and the minority sustain
ing to a large degree the allegations made j
by Glavls. The majority did not pass on
the merits of the claims.
The hearing starting today before Com
missioner Dennett will probably decide
whether the Cunningham claimants shall
be granted patenta to their coal lands or
whether these lands shall revert to the
public domain for future entry.
Mr. Hughes, arguing for the claimants,
asserted that as they had paid the pur
chase price of the land and held receipts
from the government for the money, tU
waa equivalent to the actual delivery of
patent rights. According to the Alaskan
coal land law of 1904, which he declared
was complete In Itself, as soon as a
claimant had staked off his land and had
entered' it in. the register's office he had
a right to make contracts to. sell such
land, provided the claimant waa not legally
disqualified. ,
Asked by Secretary Fisher whether he
bad read the brief presented In behalf of
Gifford Plnchot In connection with, the
charges In the case, Mr. Hughe declared
that this brief was only partly correct- He
did not .believe there bad been Intentional
deceit, but asserted that the farts had
been shuffled. He did not explain in what
particular the brief was only partly correct.
Germany Sends
Warning to France
Occnpation of Fez Likely to Lead to
Trouble Belief Expedition Mak
ing Slow Progress.
BERLIN, May 8. Germany has warned
Fran e of the dangerous consequence
likely to follow the occupation of Fes by
Fienc't troop V
Further than this the government has
tnken no step, though watching develop
ments In Morocco cicely. . There Is nj
truth In 'the rumor published today that
Germany hurt d cldrd to send thiee crnt'eis
to Moio-cnn wa:c! In o dec to display
the flac at Casablanca. Rabat, Mogador
and fc'-l Araiah.
In vW of tho hint f-om Berlin It Is
bel eved h re thit tbe French flying column
from the southwest Vst I1" ben hurrying
to the re' let of Fes will be halted outside
the capital. ..
TANGIER, Morocco, Mn' S The French,
Bri'lsh and Austrian consuls; received ad
vices irom Fes today. The messages a'e
of a pesstmistte character. Other official
couriers and those of news agencies which
are expected did not arrive during the day.
Tbe dispatches received state that Colonel
Brunard's r.llef expedition Is still close to
El Kniin, t ie French advance being barely
thirty miles beyond Rabat.
This column waa expeeied to reach El
Knitra in Mav 1 and to make th Interven
ing 114 m Irs to Fez by forced marches aot
later than last Sunday.
Officer of Sixth Artillery Mast
Answer Charge of Csadset fabe
comtna" aa Officer.
FORT RIIT, Kan., May $. A eourt
r.artial met here today to try Chaplain
cer and a gentleman. The specifications
of the charges have not been given out.
The court Is presided over by Lieutenant
Colonel Walter L. Flnley, Thirteenth '
It waa learned today that Chaplain
Brrwer ! .d been under arrest six weeks. :
CI. a, lain lirewer is 33 years old and
holds the rank of first lieutenant,
appointed from Alabama In IjCH.
He w as
One Man ghat aad Foar Slightly Hart
When Mob Attacks a
Street Car. j
man waa shot and four others were slightly
Injured here last night during a fight be
tween special police employed by the Okla
homa Street Railway company and union
men. Tom Davis, a spectator, was shot
through the hand. Two special policemen,
a union man and a street car conductor re
oatved minor Injuries. ,
The trouble followed the refusal of the
street car company to meat the demands
of the Car Mao's Union for aa uoreaae
in wage. Aa attempt waa made by union
men and their sympathisers to pre van t the
running af ears and when tha polios triad
to make arrests tha union mu resisted.
Tbe disorder waa soon quailed.
IS ABOUT 75,000
Liberal Arts Building of Creighton
University is Gutted by Early
Morning Fire.
Old Church Chairs and Pews Burn in
Short Time.
Father Rigge Thinks This the Cause
of the Fire.
Vice President Places Total Loss at
Seventy-Fire) Tbnnaand Classes
Will Be Ttraamed This
Loss from fire at Creighton university
Monday morning Is placed at close to S7B,0iO
by Rev. W. F. Dooley, vice preeldent of
the Institution.
The damage to the building la placed at
$51,000. while the loss Incurred . from the
effects of the wster and flra on the con
tents of the building will approximate
Classes were abandoned for - Monday,
but beginning Tuesday morning they will
be resumed at, usual, as the first and sea
ond floors, it Is thought, will then bs dry
and safe enough to permit recitations In
them. The third floor will be untenable
for some time.
The cause of the fire la yet undetermined.
Father William F. Rigge, head of the
natural science department, advances tbe
theory that the flames may have been
started by a stroke of lightning entering
the building through an electric lighting
The loss Incurred by the fire Is fully cov
ered by Insurance.
Loss In the physics laboratory will
amount to SlS.On. Water soak In a? through
from the third floor where the fire damage
Has confined is ruining the ceilings of the
two floors below. The flames started In
the tower and worked downward. The fire
invaded the lower floors only in the region
of the elevator shafts. The fire damage
below Is trifling.
Twenty-seven members of ths fsculty,
who reside In the building, were driven
from their beds In their nightclothes.
Methodist Envoys
Meet at Chattanooga
Agents 'from Three Great Branches of
Denomination Working on
Scheme for Unity.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. May S.-En-voys
fi-om the three great branches of
Methodlam met here today to lay a foun
dationer the unification of the divisions.
Dans for the federation begun aeventeen
years ago are shaping Into complete form.
The three branches are the Methodist
Protestant, the Methodist Episcopal and
the Methodist Episcopal church south.
The Joint comlsslon consists of twenty
seven members, each church being repre
sented by nine commissioners and Its
first session will be held Wednesday to re
ceive and act on the report of a sub-cora-mlsslon
whlrh met here today.
The federation movement was begun at
the general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church south, at Memphis,
Tenn., In ISM, when the commission rep
resenting that denomination was created.
Iater similar commissions were appointed
by the two other churches and the three
heid a meeting at Baltimore in December
At that time a subicommlttee of three
frgm each commission waa appointed to
inquire Into the causes of the alienation
of three branches of Methodism and to
formulate and present a plan for unifica
tion. Attempt to Identify
..Dead Safe Blower
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m i
Coroner Finds that Man Who Killed
Marshal Busby at Paton, la.,
Committed Suicide.
PFS MOINKS, Is., May $. Chief of De
tectives Johnson left today for Jefferson
where he hopes to Identify the safe blowers
who shot and killed Marshal J. W. Busby
of Paton, while -barricaded in a school
house, following the robbery of Paton
poetofflee. Johnson hopes to Identify also
the companion of the captured safe blower,
who waa killed.
FORT DODGE. Ia., May 8. The coron
er's Inquest over the body of ths postofflce
robber killed at Paton yesterday during a
battle between two safe blowers and a
posse developed today that the man shot
himself and waa not shot by Sheriff Wil
son ss had been supposed.
Omaha Educator Who Has
Dr William M. Davidson would be
lef a better known as superintendent
of the Omaha public schools If he
were not so many other things be
sides. Born in Jamestown, Pa., just
forty-eight years ago Monday, he
was educated In Kansas and entered
newspaper work. He was once city
editor on an opposition paper to
William Allen White's Emporia Ga
leae and from the lucrative news
paper profession turned his atten
tion to philanthropic tchool teach
ing. Ha became superintendent of
the schools In Omaha tn 1904 and has
remained since in that position.
He ia known not only in Omaha,
but all over the country as a publlo
speaker and his appearances on the
lecture platform snd at occasional
gatherings have been many In the
last few years. Hs receives invita
tions from far distsnt point for lec- -tures
and addresses and It Is only
because be makes hla home here
that Omahar.a receive greatest bene
fit from bis eloquence. He Is an en
thusiastic and active member of na
tional and state educational societies.
til A M f i '.vv
fi ''L 5s : A'vk'JH Vo
From the JTew Tork World,
Unofficial Announcement that Capital
Gets State Headquarters.
Salt Involving; the Rednrtlon of
Charges Will Be Tried He fore
Jadge Smith Me.
("From s Btaf ' Correspondent .1
DBS MOINES. Vay 8 ixclal Tele-grsm.)-Local
rerres -ntatlves of the
Mners" union sre confident that Des
Moines will be made the location of the
district 'headquarters for District No. 13
rnl thaf the peneral officers of the dis
trict will be moved hre from Oskaloosa.
A vote has been taken In the local unions j
during the last two. weeks, but -the re
capitulation has not yet heeivtxr-ulaud. It
Is learned unoM lally . t iWOtw votfnf
Des Moirea Is In the ViSif.wth AlbU
second and Oskalonsa ;K'rd. The result
wl'l som be announced. ' . ' ,
F.x press Rate' Case Today.
In endeavoring to" win Its case .reduc'jig
express rates the state will bump snuarely
Into the decision of Judge Sanborn, handed
down In St. Paul, by which decision mariv
good lawjers declare the field of power
of a ttvlway commission Is limited to al
most nothing. In this opln on Judge Ban
born hold that a slate rsllway commls-ltm
cannot reduce a rate when such reduc ion
will rp ra'e to chaigt an Interstate rite.
Jud re M Pherson will tnke up the case In
ihe fed ril court tomorrow.
Stone to Be Tried for M order.
Jrhn W. Stone, who walked Into a st'rel
during the suTimer of IK and shot d'wi
Frank L Kahler. end was la'er sent to the
Insane hospital, will be brought back to
Des Moines and tried for murder. FTIs
trial will be brought about by repeated
efforts of relatives and friends who live
In Pennsylvania to secure his release from
the asylum on the grounds that he is not
Insane. At the time of the crime no motive
was assigned.
California Exposition Commission.
Governor Carroll has appointed aa mem
bers of the commission provided for by the
legslature to report on the San Francisco
exposition Charles Eschar, Jr., of Shelby
counly, M. A. Ranev of Iowa county, H nr
L. Adams of Fa et e county. J. L. Wtlfo
of Clinton and Georce A. Wilson of Dei
Moln s. The committee will report on th j
advisability of Iowa mnklng a sh w there.
Contract for Postofflce Betiding at
Aaiea, Iau Examination for
Rnral Carriers.
(From a Btaff Corrtsp nd nt)
WASHINGTON. May 8 tSp-clal Tele
gram.) ';e:rs;5 w. Btlles of Chicago las
ben swarded the contract for the con
struction of the public build ng at Am1,
Ia . at $44 738.
Civil fervlce examination will be hld on
June 3 f ir rural carriers at Comatock arid
Lynch, Neb.
a National Reputation
swajajSP1 1 . sjsssapysBrsi
I ' ' ' 1 Vv ' ' - t
f X' y
Still on the Anxious Seat
Dietz Arsenal is
Brought Into Court
Former Sheriff Giblin and Fred Thor
bahn Testify as to Shots Fired at
Them During the Siege.
MATWARD. Wis., May g. When the
Diets murder trial was resumed this morn
Ir.g former Sheriff William Oiblln was re
called to the stand by the prosecution to
testify to having ben sht af in May 8,
KOi. while hpp O! chlng the Diets cabin at
Cameron dam with other de utles.
Pat McOlnn. one of the men with Oiblln.
was Injured, and Valentine Welsenbach,
who was Dl t x, was sent to Waupan
for twelve years for his part In the affair.
The state gathered up a few loose threads
of evidence this morning before calling
Fred Tbrbahn. one of its mist Important
witnesses, to the stand. Thorbahn led the
deputes against Diets in October 8 laat.
TheTJleta na." waa brought tnte ti
court room for1 the first time today.
Diets waa blocked by former Attorney
Genet al L. M. Sturdevant from cross-exam
nation of Giblin beyond the facts
biought out by ths prosecution. Diets took
exceptions to the court's rulings.
Fred Thorbahn. In testifying, reviewed
tho material events of the dey of the fight.
He said:
"I waa walking a good distance from the
cibln when I siw a man at the corner of
the house. I thought I waa too far away
for him to get me. but I kept my eyes on
him sideways. I heard a report and saw
the shot strike In the ground abottt fifty
feet in front of me. It was a rice thot.
but a little too low."
Thornt-ahn smiled all htly at Diet aa he
ild this, but Diets k. pt on tak ng notes.
"I went down on oie knee as I hi a d
another report," the witness went on.
"This one struck the grass two feet from
my knee. I swung loose with a couple of
automatic charges and the man got out
of sight pretty quick."
With the testimony of Therbahn the
prosecution brought Its case to an end.
Lansdowne's Bill
For Reform of Lords
Bill Favored by the Peers Provides for
Smaller Chamber Divided Into
Three Classes.
LONDON, May 8. -Lord Lansdowtie,
leader of the opposition of the House of
Lords, today Introduced his bill for tbe
reform of the upper house.
The unionists, he said, proposed a house
to consist of SuO lords of Parliament.
No peer should hold his seat for more
than twelve years, but they would "be
eligible for re-election. The peers them
selves would elect 109 membera of the peer
age possessing the statutory qualifications.
A second contingent would consist of 130
members to be elected from outside the
House of Lords.
The third section of the house numbering
100, would be appointed by the crown on
the recommendation of the cabinet. Prlncea
of the royal blood would retain their seats,
as also would two archbishops while five
bishops would be elected.
Viscount Morley, who Immedlstely fol
lowed Lansdowne, threw cold water on the
plan. He said the government could not
accept the proposals as a solution of the
Tbe bill passed Ita first reading.
Heavy Shipments to Assay Office ta
New York Are All af Re
cast Coinage.
NEW TORK. May Mexican gold coin
to the amount of nearly $1.0no.n00 haa been
received at the federal subtreasury and
assay offtcs here within a short time past,
it was learned today. Substantially half
the amount haa been melted Into bullion
at the assay office. The remainder was
deposited at the subtreasury. The gold was
all of recent coinage.
It was reported thst some one, possible
a high official of the Mexican government,
anticipating a crisis In Mexican affairs,
had shlppsd the gold here as a precaution
ary measure.
It waa said later by the bankers through
whom the shipment wss made that it was
In the regular course of their business as
correspondents of a financial Institution
of Mexico City. It was possible, they said,
thst It reflected the alarm of some private
individual over the Mexican situation.
Book Paper Makers and Farmers Are
Before Finance Committee.
Ex-Governor of New Hampshire Saya
American Farmers Are Taxed
Mach Higher Than the
WASHINGTON, May 1-Protests of
book paper manufacturers against Ca
nadian reciprocity were made to the sen
ate finance ' committee which resumed
hearings on the agreement today.
George Sullivan, representing a Phila
delphia company, asserted that because
of the vast wood supply and cheap water
power in Canada, coupled with advan
tages In the duty on raw material, Ca
nadian book paper manufacturers could
make their product at ST a ton less than 1
Americans. He declared the agreement
would put. the American book" paper manu
facturers out of business.
, Mr. ' Pullivan said there were forty-six
book .paper mills in tbe United States with
30,000 employes. The only book paper Amer
icans export Is Bible paper:
Representatives of the farmers of thir
teen or fourteen states followed the book
paper manufacturers In protest against
the bill. Ex-Governor N. J. Bachelder,
of New Hampshire, master of the Na
tional grange, denounced the bill as
a violation of the pledge of the republican
platform of 1908 to maintain protection
to the country's Industries equal to the
difference In the cost of production at
home and abroad.
Ex-Governor Bachelder presented tables
to show that articles used by the Ameri
can farmer bore an average tariff tax
of from 20 to 33 per cent more than that
paid by the Canadian farmer. He con
cluded from thla that the American
farmer could not compete with tbe Ca
nadian on an equal-' basts.
Illinois Graaarer Talks.
Robert Eaton, master of the Illinois
state grange, and W. N. Giles, secretary
of the New York state grange, both
warned congresa against discriminating
against the farmers.
"Lower the tariff -equally if too high."
said Mr. Gilea, "but don't discriminate
against the farmer. We are going to
hold somebody responsible If this bill
"That will be the president for he ne
gotiated the treaty," suggested Senator
"How about senators who voted for it?"
interjected Senator Gallinger.
"I would not like to be president I
don't expect to be" retorted Mr. Giles,
"and I would not like to be a senator who
had to go to the farmers and say he had
been willing to sacrifice the farmers in this
Al Ralne. master of the Missouri state
grange, and Prof. T. C. Atkinson, of
Morgantown, W. Vs., also spoke In oppo
sition to the measure
Now that the I'nlted States promises
to; become an Importer of farm products.
Prof. Atkinson said, the farmer should
be permitted to retain a protection on his
In closing Prof. Atkinson arraigned the
fertiliser "trust" The hearing will ba
continued tomorrow.
Will Put Raw Wool
on the Free List
WASHINGTON. May S.-That the ways
snd mesne committee will put raw wool
on tbe free list In revising schedule K, waa
declared to be practically centaln today
and resulted In a caucus of ths democratic
delegation from New York at which eigh
teen members declared themselves In favor
of free wool and four argued against It. All
pledged themselves to ablds by tha deci
sion of ths full democrstlc caucus.
The four New Tork democratic congress
men who expressed vigorous opposition to
free raw wool were Fornes. Ayera, Connell
and Underhlll. The caucus was called at
the Instance of Representative Harrison of
the ways and means committee, who will
fight for free raw wool before the com
mittee and wanted tha support of his state
Representative Sutter aa chairman of
ths caucus declared the revision of sched
ule K undoubtedly would put raw wool on
the free list. Representative Harrison said
the ways and means committee had not
voted yet on the wool bill, but that con
sideration of the schedule would begin tomorrow.
Rebel Troops Move Against City and
Bullets Fly Thick Across
American Line.
Insurrectos Have Control of Both
Bridges Leading from Town.
Says He Will Fight and Then Says
Positively Will Not. (
Manifesto Addressed to the People of
Abandonment , of Border Warfare ia
Llae with Poller at I nsor rectos
ta Meek Harly Recognition
hj America.
KL PASO. Tex.. May B.-Tho Insurrectoe
early tonight entered Juares as far as the
bull ring. The main column of the rebels
advanced toward the city.
The artillery of both sides waa brought
Into action, and the reports of the cannon
were Incessant. The Insurrectos were
swarming Into the town. The Insurrectos
had control of both brides leading from
Juares to the United Statea.
The federal artillery .fired several ex
plosive shells Into ths foothills lurrnnnillMs
Jusres. Tho insurreoto detachment which
came up along the river bank fired on)v
Intermittently. Fierce fighting was In rrog.
ress In ths town. . ,
At 7:10 o'clock General Msdero returned to
his headquarters and denied that the attack
was general. He said he wss making every
effort to stop the battle. He. declares that
those fighting had disobeyed orders, The
remainder of the Insurreetn armv. hnu..
ever, was holding Itself In readiness to give
suncor to tneir comrades.
The Jnsurrectos had taken all the custom
holses but one. all bridges and the build
ings.. Th estreats of Jusres were said to be
covered with dead and wounded. The
United States custom ' house was hit by
bullets several times. The casualties on
the American side of the line thus far
were reported to be four killed and nine
At 4 o'clock General Madero announced
he would begin at sunset
on Juarea. Ha gave no explanation, but
ia Deiiavao tnai tna aet,w,vflin of
i-hs Diss manifesto reached hereoday and
proved highly unsatisfactory to 'the rebels.
Tha small detachment whloh broke away
fro mthe main command wss in nnuainn
of the outlying portion of Juares. Colonel
m sever ordered all United States troopg
to tha scene of the fighting. He made a
report to the War department of the futil
ity of his protests against shooting Into
America nterrltory. Bullets were coming
Into El Paso thick and fast near the
Banta Fe bridge, whloh Joins the two
eral Madero's headquarters, the Insurrectos
replied that they would stop fighting only
wnen they took Juares. General Madero's
military chiefs were supposed to have pre
vailed on him that he must take Juares to
make the government recede from the al
leged haughty position It took on the Dlog
Madero Changes Mind.
General Madero at 4:20 o'clock changed
his mind and said hs would not , attack,
Juares. The rebels were reportd to have
stopped firing. It ws rported that the feder
als had shot the lnsurrecto truce bearer,
but It could not be confirmed. Many of the
federal dead can be seen lying In the
General Madero's announcement at the
conclusion of a conference with his chiefs
was, "I will not attack Juares,"
A message received at the Madero camp
from Bl Pals, a newspaper In Mexico City,
declaring that President Dial had not
flatly announced hla Intention to' resign
added to the argument which Madero's
military chiefs made to him to attack tha
town. y
Colonel Steever, In command of tha
Fourth United States cavalry, sent two
messengers to General Navarro protesting
against the federal fire into American ter
ritory. One man bore a flag of truce and
another an American Tag.
Colonel Steever sent a similar request to
General Madero. It read:
"In the name of tho preeldent of tha
United States I hereby protest against
men under your command handling their
arms In such a way that bullets fall Into
United States territory, as is happening
today." Secret Attack Averted.
Residents of Cludad Juares awoke today
to find that they had been spared a battle
Which mjght have resulted In one of the
deadllt conflicts of the revolution. Creep
ing along In the thick night, the insur-
EL PASO, May 8 Residents of Cludad
Juares. the Mexican city across the Rio
Grande, awoke today to find that they
had been spared a real battle which might
resulted In one of the deadliest conflicts
of the Mexlcsn revolution. Creeping
along In the thick of the night, the lnsur
recto army, supposedly on Its way soulh
because It feared American intervention It
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