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The Omaha Daily Bee
MUTT AND JEFF
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VOL. XLM NO. 130.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1913 -TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
W. S, POPPLETON
DEAD III MS OFFICE
WITH WOUND IN HEAD
Son of Late A. J. Poppleton Believed
to Have Come to His Death
REVOLVER ON FLOOR NEAR HIM
Door of His Office Unlooked When
Found by Relative.
MISSED BY FAMILY AT HOME
Search Made by Brother-in-Law,
Myron L. Learned.
NO POWDER MARKS ON HEAD
Had neenme Interested In Firearms
Ileeently on Trip to Colorado,
bat It Win Not Known lie
William S. Poppleton's cold and lifeless
body was found In his chair In his office
on the third floor of the First National j
bank blinding at 7:00 o'clock Saturday
by Myron L. learned, his brother-in-law.
He hnd been shot through tho head. On
the floor was a .32-collber revolver.
That the revolver was discharged ac
cidentally whtlo Mr. Poppleton was ex
amining It Is tho bellof or perrons who
wero first on the scene and was tho
opinion of Coroner Crosby. Tho body,
bent over, presented the semblance of
Mr. Poppleton as he might appear if lean
ing his head on his desk. It was turned
to the right and both arms hung down
ward. Fingers of his left hand were
blackened by powder, but no other mark
of the kind was visible.
A week ago ho was a pallbearer at the
funeral of tho late Charles Turner,
Omaha pioneer, who had heavy real
estate Interests In this city, and Mr.
Poppleton. ono of the trustees of the
great estate of his father, the late A. J.
Poppleton. controlled enormous property
holdings here. He was 47 years old and
was born In Omaha.
Accident Occurred Late.
The fatal bullet, according to Coroner
Crosby, entered Mr. Popplcton's fore
head late yesterday afternoon. When he
failed to arrive at his home, Ml South
Thirty-Seventh street, at tho usual din
ner hour, Mrs. Poppleton became uneasy
and telephoned to tho home of Mr.
Mr. Learned found tho door of Mr.
Poppleton's office suite unlocked. Tho
first two rooms were empty, but In tho
third, the private retreat of Mr. Popple
ton,. he found the body. All the rooms
were. dark, sb far as Is known the shot
was not heard outside the office, the
fffflnTTiTTielng practically vacated on
Saturday afternoon. No one Is known to
have visited tlie offlco In the afternoon
and the hour when the lovolvcr was din
charred probably will never bo learned.
Victor B. Caldwell, vice president of
tho United States National bank, a life
lone friend of the dead man, waa Imme
diately summoned by Mr. Learned.
Coroner Crosby waa notified and took
charge of the body. He announced that
he would hold an Inquest Monday.
Trip to Colorado,
According to Mr. Learned and Mr.
Caldwell during a trip to Colorado a
number of weeks ago In company with
his wlfo and 8-ycar-old son Mr. Popple
ton became Interested In firearms nnd
practiced markmanahlp with a rifle with
the lad. On his return, they said, he
nave It as his opinion that every man
should own a gun and know how to use
It and announced his Intention of ac
quiring one. That he had done so was
not known to them and they agreed
that he knew nothing of how to use a
The weapon was lying on the floor
pointing to tho east, while tho body faced
the west and slightly to the north. Mr.
Poppleton's coat nhd hat were tn their
accustomed place In the office. The en
trance of the bullet was In tho forehead
above the bridge of the nose and the
ball described an upward course.
Son of Pioneer.
The Poppleton family has been Iden
tified with Omaha's growth and prog
ress .since pioneer days, fully fifty years.
The dead man's father, A. J. Poppleton,
who died In ISM, became one of the
wealthiest men In the city, most of his
holdings consisting of Omaha property.
The estate has never been divided and
W. 8. Poppleton devoted a large part of
his time to the management of this. Ills
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Poppleton, Is
noted for her Interest In church work
and phllanthroplo activities.
Others -who survive Mr. Poppleton, In
addition to his wife and S-year-old son.
his namesake, are his sisters, Mrs. Wil
liam C. Shannon and Mrs, Myron L
Learned. He was twice married, his first
wife being formerly Miss Charlotte Ken
nedy, daughter of D. E. I). Kennedy, and
niece of tho late Charles Turner. His
(Continued on Page (Two.)
For Nebraska Cloudy,
For Iowa Unsettled.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m.... j3
6 a. ni 5)
7 a. m 34
S a. m S4
9 a. m 34
10 a. in 35
11 a. m 40
13 in 44
1 p. m 54
2 P. m M
3 p. m GO
4 p. m , 62
S p, in.............. 61
G p. m... 00
7 p. in 69
Comparative Local Ilecord.
1J1J. 1912. 111. 1910.
Highest yesterday 62 49 40 40
Lowest yesterday........ 33 X M 30
Mean temperature it 43 33 SO
Precipitation W . .v) .to
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 37
l.xrfsa for the day n
Total excess since March 1 il
Normal precipitation , . Inch
Deficiency for the day M Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. . .30.40 inches
Deficiency since March 1 . r.BHnc'-eu
Deficiency for cor, period. 191!. 3.3S Inches
Uefl-'lency for cor period, 1911 1 U Inr,, a
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
BIG BOOST GIYEN ALFALFA
Iowa Dairy Commissioner Gives Out
Result of Tests.
MOST VALUABLE OF CROPS
Value of Ylrlil Per Acre Nearly
Three Tlnirn n I.nrce Hay
mill More Than Twice
DBS MOINES. Nov. lC.-(Spcclal.)-A
big boost for alfalfa Is given In the an
nual report of the stnte dairy commis
sioner, as one way of aiding the dairy In
terests of the state by more Intensive
farming. The jeport Mates that experi
ments conducted for several years have
shown that In Iowa, as In states that
are less In need of dry farm crops, It has
been demonstrated that alfalfa Is an ex
cellent crop and unquestionably will pro
duce a greater value per acre than any
other crop possible. Statistics are given
showing that the value of iui alfalfa
crop In Iowa Is J31..T2 an acre; tame ha)'.
J11.16; winter wheat, Mll corn, U.M
Tho department lins been aiding In tho
spreading of tho alfalfa gospel In Iowa
and has Included a presentation of the
matter In tho lectures that have been
nlven nil over the state. The depart
ment gave aid to tho special alfalfa
trains run through the state last year
where thousands of farmers wero reached
and Instructed. The department believes
that It Is absolutely necessary for the
farmers to figure closely and secure the
greatest amount of valuable crops from
their land in order to place dairying on
the highest basin.
At the same time Prof. Kennedy and
others of the state college nt Ames are In
the east attending a meeting where this
same subject Is presented and where they
have advocated that the farmers must
plan for producing beef at the lowest
possible expense In order to compete with
the world In beef production and make
It profitable. It Is probaole that In Iowa
there will next year be a much larger
acreago of alfalfa than, ever before be
cause of the Interest taken tn the sub
ject by both tho dairy cattle gfowera
and tho beef cattle Interests.
I'roirreMa In Iloart Building;.
The making of a record speed trip
across Iowa the last week by an auto
driver running an Iowa-mado car over
Iowa-made roads has served to call at.
tentlon to the fact that great progress
Is being made in preparing the Iowa
roods for the ultimate surfaced condition
contemplated by tho now Iowa highway
law. It would not have been possible,
no tho automobile people say, to havo
made any such remarkable run across
Iowa a few years ago as that of the
last week. The fact Is that a great many
of the roads of the state havo been well
laid out, the bridges nnd culverts put Into
excellent condition, grades changed and
Improved and much dragging done to
prepare a good roadbed. Most of the
work being done now, especially on tho
main traveled roads. Is of a permanent
character nnOLwIU bo used when the final
road building Is done.
' Instruct In Ilnad Mnklnsr.
The State Highway commission has ar
ranged for a short course In road build
ing nt tho college at Ames, commencing
December 23, when It is expected that
vory many of tho people of tho state who
are Interested tn good roads will attend.
Trie Instructors will be: A. Marston,
chairman of the Iowa Highway commis
sion: A. B, Hurst, state engineer of Wis
consin; A. N. Johnson, state engineer of
Illinois; T. II. MacDonald, state en
gineer of Iowa; Lawrence I. Hewes, chief
of economics and maintenance office of
public roads, Washington, D. C; J. E.
Klrkham, associate professor In charge
of structural engineering, Iowa State col
lege; T. n. Agg, assistant professor In
charge of highway engineering, Iowa
State college; John E. Ilrlndley, professor
of economics, Iowa State college; John
Starr Coye, chemist good roads section,
Iowa State college experiment station;
John II. Ames, office engineer, Iowa
Highway commission, and C. B. McCul
lough, designing engineer, Iowa Highway
Proportion of Local Taxes.
Evidence Is multiplying that there Is
under way a well devised scheme to dis
credit the state republican administration
and securo the election of a .derdocratlo
legislature and democratic state officials
by sowing misunderstanding as to the
actual condition of the state In regard
to taxation matters. In southern Iowa
it Is being generally circulated and is
largely believed that the governor and
his associates are responsible for an In
crease In the aggregate amount of taxes
that will be paid next year. The state
executive council, under direction of the
court and following out the plain letter
of the law. Increased assessment of all
property In the state, though not to the
extent contemplated by law. But they
reduced the state tax levy very much
so that for general state purposes less
money will be raised next year than last
year. But the local taxing boards raised
their levies and are responsible for 80
per cent of the Increase In taxes that wilt
be made. An effort has been made to
lalse a discussion on the subject and to
mislead the people on the subject. It la
b(4ieved, however, that no great political
capital can be made of the situation.
To Enforce ZVew Iowa Law.
Dr. G. II. Sumner, secretary of the
State Board of Health, today requested
Dr, O. Hardy Clark of Waterloo, la.,
the author of the "black plague" law to
meet with the State Board of Health
November 30 to plan for the enforcement
of the measure. Some of the health of
ficers of the state have taken the stand
that thei.Jaw Is valueless as It only re
quires physicians to report cases by
number and not by name. The secretary
of the State Board of Health declares
that the law shall be enforced to tho
letter and the state board will probably
prepare a special bulletin to be sent over
the state In a short time, giving the local
, boards of health Instructions how to pro
ceed. Tho law becomes effective Jan
ncport on Iowa Creameries.
It Is regarded a possible that ,Paul
Stlllman, former speaker of the Iowa
house, editor of the Jefferson, la.. Bee,
niay be a candidate on the republican
state ticket for ktate auditor. He is
located In the Tenth district. Several
ulher candidates arc probable
j The three members of the Iowa m-
prcme court whose terms expire next
year will all be candidates for re-elec
Continued on Page Two.)
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CAPTURED OFFICERS TO DIE
General Villa Orders Execution of
SOLDIERS WILL BE PARDONED
Juarea ClinnKea Gortrnneiit for
-.-.. S-S, .....
Sixth Time In Three Years,
IVlien Itebels Take the
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 16. Executions of
federal prisoners captured by General
Panclio Villa's rebel troops today at
Juarez havo begun. The order for the
execution of many of tho prisoners has
been Issued directly by General Villa, and
at different periods during the day. the
firing squad took, out men and shot them.
Colonel Enrique Portlllo, commander of
the federal volunteer troops In the Juarez
battle, was executed nt noon today by a
firing squad commanded by Major Cornu.
rPortlllo was brought before General Villa
and sentenced to death, after which he
was taken to the rear of the barracks,
where he was shot to death. Among
others who were executed during tho day
were Enrique Zlega, a customs officer;
Captain Lopez of tho federal army and
Commander Buenevldes of the Flscalt
All officers of the federal army will be
put to death.- Captain Cornu of Villa's
staff announced tonight. TJie soldiers,
he said, would bo pardoned and given an
opportunity to Join th rebel army.
The provisional state government of
Chihuahua wilt be established In Juarez
within the next few days and the pro
visional capital will be located there un
til '.he rebels can take Chihuahua, Colo
nel Juan N. Medina, chief of staff to
General Villa, will be named provisional
governor of the state, it was stated at
rebel headquarters In Juarez.
Sixth ChniiKc n Three Years.
For tho sixth time In tho last three
years Cluddd Juarez changed govern
ments when 3.000 rebels, led by General
Villa, attacked and captured the town
between 2:30 and 5 o'clock this morning.
Taken by surprise, the federal garrison
of about 400 men put up a weak resist
ance. So unprepared for battle were the fed
eral defenders that Villa's troops act
ually reached the center of town before
a single shot was fired.
Although an accurate count has not
been completed. It Is estimated that forty
persons wero killed In the fighting. The
rebels lost five men. The federal dead
Is estimated at thirty and four of five
noncombatants were killed. Among them
was Charles Seggerson, El Paso auto-
mobllo driver, who was on the main stroet
In Juarez In his automobile.
"No looting" waa the order given by
General Villa to hla men after the town
had surrendered, and not a single case ot
(Continued on Page Four.)
GARRISON SAYS ARMY
NOT HIGHLY REGARDED
NEW YORK, Nov. !. Secretary of
War Garrison, at a dinner given In his
honor at the Lotus club tonight, said
that the veople of the United States as
a whole did not regard the army In the
proper attitude and did not feel toward
It as they should. The secretary' made
his statement In discussing the effective
ness of tho army, even in time of eace,
Secretary Garrison cited as convincing
proofs of the highly efficient character
of the.anny the numerous instances !n
which It has been effectively used In
tlnio of peace. The relief work at San
Franeieco, Omaha; during floods In the
O lo and Mississippi vallcvs, in Califor
nia forest fires, the administration Of i x
eoitr.e functions In the Philippines and
Cuba. Porto I lieu and Santo DomliiiTo.
the building of the Panama canal, he
pointed out as such instances
Waiting for Huerta
j fJj 'Tuiu
I p J pp
William H, Harrison
of Grand Island Dies
at Olarkson Hospital
William If. Harrison of Grand Island
died at Clarkson hospital, this city, early
Sunday morning, where he -had been
brought for an operation. Tho body was
taken to Grand Island, where the funeral
will be held this afternoon.
Mr. Harrison waa W years of ago and
had been a resident of Nebraska slnco
1S6C, lils paronts settling in Pawnee
county, ho going to Grand Island In 1ES1,
where, he had since been In tho lumber
business. Since 1SD3 he had been promi
nent In Hall county politics. As a re
publican from that county he served two
terms In the Nebraska legislature, one
in the house and ono in the senate. He
was postmaster at Grand Island four
yours and waa active In municipal af
fairs. Ho was n Mason, Odd Fellow, Elk
nnd a member of tho Modern Woodmen
and tho Ancient Order of United Work
Besides his wife, Mr. Harrison Is sur
vived by four sons and one daughter,
all grown and all residing In Grand
A brother, Frank Harrison, resides In
as Yet Undecided
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nov. lC.-(8peclal.)-What
action the Nebraska state Insurance de
partment will take with tho Independent
Order bf Foresters, a Canadian fraternal
insurance company, which seeks to do
business In Nebraska, Is not known. Mr,
Brian, who has charge of tho department
at the present time says he does not
know much about It and will not act
until ho has looked1 Into the matter.
This Is the company which was under
investigation at the time Stato Auditor
W. B. Howurd was on "his way east and
liad met representatives of other state
insurance departments in Chicago, where
a conference was held and where they
were to continue on to Canada to make
an investigation of the company.
The Insurance commissioner of Wis
consin had refused to recognize "the com
pany until they perfected a better plan
of Insurance whloh would be a protec
tion to tho policyholders. In this action
he waa Joined by Auditor Howard and
It was for the purpose of bringing tho
company to terms that the meeting waa
held in Chicago.
When the supreme court on applica
tion of the new Insurance board ordered
Mr. Howard to turn over Die department
to the new board Mr. Howard was com
pelled to return home before the work
had begun. Consequently little Is known
what haa been done.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF
SEATTLE. Vli., Nov. 16. At tha
close of the first wek of the annual
convention of the American Federation
of Labor it is difficult to predict the
action of tho body on the great questions
of industrial unionism and polltloal ac
tion. The exeoutlve council suffered a re
versal whon the convention refused to
adopt the council's recommendation that
the annual meeting time be changed from
November to June. Although tho exec
utive council was overruled on this point
the debute was friendly. On all other
Issues that came before the convention,
the count II waa sustalitd.
The soriullst delegate to the romeii
I Hon will addrrea a mass meeting tumor-
row night and It Is expected k plan -f
opposition to the Uompers-Dunean poll
teles will be outlined.
CAR KILLS MAN ON ROAD
Lies Unconsoious on Track of the
Benson Car Line.
IDENTIFICATION NOT COMPLETE
Belief lie JInr He John McNeil of
Kreinont, b'uif Coroner Is Unable
to Ascerlnln Whether
This Is True.
A man, w,ho may bo John McNeil, 1305
Clarkson street, Fremont, waa killed by
a Bensou street enr Saturday near Krug
He was driving a team hitched to a
form wagon toward Omaha when the
horses became frightened and ran away
In the 5300 block on Military avenue.
The man waa thrown from his seat to
tho street car rails and ho laid there
In tho darkness of the qulot road, un
conscious. Tho horses stopped sovcral
A heavy car, townward bound, neared
the spot. Motonnan Walter Lawcrson
did not see him until It was too lato and
the heavy wheels passed over him.
A notebook In one pocket bore the
name McNeil, with "1200 Clarkson street,
Fremont," and that was all that served
as identification. He wore trousers of
dark material, with a wde, dark green
b tripe. His coat was a light tan and he
wore a soft blue, coarse shirt. He was
a man about 45 years old and his luilr
was gray at tho templet).
Coroner Crosby attempted to verify tho
namo found In the book last night, but
was unsuccessful. The wagon was a
"Crescont" high box farm wagon. Ono
of tho horses waB white and the other
wna brown and blind In one eye
Several persons witnessed the runaway,
but owing to the darkness, did not see
What had become of the driver until
the street car stopped and he was re
moved from beneath tho wheels.
An Inquest will m held Monday
HEARING GUARD'S CASE
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Nov. 16.-(Speclal.)-Thft
second act In the court marshal proceed.
Ings against members of the national
guard was concluded last night at the
state house before a board consisting
ot the following officers;
Captain II. K. Olmstead, York; Captain
C. L. Brcwater, Beatrice; Captain H. A.
Jeas, Fremont; Captain IX, L. Crosson,
Hastings, and Lieutenant W. E. Fan-
The first prisoner, IJoyd Teague, ad
mitted to the oharge of selling blankets,
but denied that he had Impersonated
Adjutant General Hall in trying to col
lect money for them by calling up tho
party to whom he had sold them and
representing that he was the adjutaht
general and pay for tho blankets would
have to be mado.
The other man, John Brewer, pleaded
guilty to having national guanl property
in his possession without authority.
Both oases will bo placed liefore Ad
jutant General Hall and Governor More
head with the testimony They will re.
view the work of the board and make a
finding some time later.
FALLS FIVE STORIES IN
ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE
! XRW VOHK. Nov. I?. Casper Solle. a
hoy of 17. plumied fe Htoriei to Ids
deatli totla III a daring attempt to
i rane from a protectory In the Bronx.
He was dtwendlng the face of an out
side wall vsbeu he fell
Coroner's. Jury Calls
Dolph's Deatli Suicide
"WAYNE. Neb., Nov. 18.-(Speclal Tele
Kram.)-Tlio death of B. F, Dolph last
evening was today pronounced a case ot
suicide. He relumed yesterday from n,
trip to Oklahoma, and went to Wi honte,
which was -with' Will anlltvan, where '.the
two men, both bachelors, Uvod alone to
gether. Tho, position of tile gun found
near the body gave rlo to the suspicion
of murder, but the jury could find no evl
dence of It.
Dolph was one of the wealthy farmer
of Wayno county and lived a retired life
in Burning Steamer
BERMUDA, Nov. W. The burning
Spanish steamship Balmes, convoyed by
tho Cunardcr Pannonla, arrioved here
,Tho Pannonla sailed at 10 a. m. for
New York with the passengers rescued
from the Balmes and their baggage. The
Spanish ship anchored In the harbor and
the fire aboard was extinguished.
MRS. MAREN JOHNSON,
HOWARD PIONEER, IS DEAD
ST. PAUL, Neb,. Nov. l.-(8peclal.)-Mrs.
Maron Johnson, the oldest person
In Howard county, died at her home in
ijannebroc lust nlctit. She was 95 yearn
old. She camo to this country from Den-
mark In 1853 and waa one of the many
rnnl1i nloneera who settled tn tills
county. Her brother, Lars Hannibal, waa
the founder and leader of the nrat Dan
ish colony to settle In this county. Their
first settlement was made near Nysted,
an Inland town, twelve miles southwest
from St. Paul.
TWO STATES FIGHT FOR
GATES INHERITANCE TAX
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 16.-Tlie
will of Charles O. Oates will be offered
for probate in Minneapolis and the Hen
nepin county probate court will decide
whether he was a resident here or else
where. The decision will settle the
question aa to whether Minnesota will
be entitled to an Inheritance tax accord
ing to Assistant Attorney William J.
It is raid that a controversy exists
between this state and Texas as to whlati
will receive the Inheritance tax.
VERDICT 0 MANSLAUGHTER ;
GIVEN IN CASKILL CASE j
WATEBI50, la.,, Nov. 16,-( Special I
Te1egram.)-After being out thirty-three
and one-half hours, the Jury In the man- ;
slaughter case of the State against J. T. ;
Cosklll, for the killing of Henry Phillips,
returned a verdict of guilty. S'x days
wero granted by Judge C. W. Mullan In
which to appeal the case for a third trial.
which tho aged uncle of the prisoner, T. J.
Tucker of PlantenrvHIe, Tex., asserts wl'
be sought. The W.OOO ball will be con
tinued. PHILIPPINE ASSEMBLY
PASSES ANTI-SLAVERY ACT
I MANIL . Nov W.-An anti-slavery law
'was )afl toda'- by the Philippine na
Itlnnal awembly after a heated debate.
' . a , ...II
The measure, -nnii-u v uo iiniiiru vy Wil
liam H. Phlpps, the Insular auditor, re
uffirins tho old Spanish statutes against
slavery and Incorporates the American
laws. The vote In opposition waa small
In spite of the warmth ot the discussion.
HUERTA UNABLE TO
BRING NEW CONGRESS
COMPLETELY TO LIFE
Chamber of Deputies Meets, but
Lack of Quorum Prevents
TWENTY-ONE MEMBERS PRESENT
Nearly All of Them Are Generals in
tne federal Army.
PRESIDENT WILL NOT QUIT
Resolved yio Continue Attempt to
PRESS HOSTILE TO AMERICA
United Slates Bitterly Criticised In
News and Kdttorlal Columns
nf Capital Cltr News
papers, MEXICO CITY. Nor. 1. President
Huerta was unable to bring his new con
gress fully to life today. The chamber
of deputies met and effected temporary
organization, but the senate proved re
actionary and tho lack ot a quorum pre
General Huerta and hla frlenria. hnw.
ever. Profess to believe the rreatrr tmrt
of their work la done, because the newlv
createa lower house lias formally, and.
In their opinion, legally met offlclallv.
The senate, they think, can be Induced to
move into line by Monday, when Ui
senators are summoned to meet again.
Long after the hour txnA fnr thn jn.
ate to convene tbday the roll call showel
oniy twenty-one members present, nearly
all of these being generals In the, army.
Twenty-nine are necessary for a quorurti.
None of the Catholic- senators waa j res
ent. Tills is understood to have ben
due to an agreement among them that
the Catholic party should not participate
in me senatorial session. These senators
are regarded as Influential, and the!!"
refusal to attend Is regarded as indica
tive of tho attitude ot the church party.
Huerta Stands Pat.
negardless of rumors and notwith
standing the Insistence of friends. Gen
eral Huerta appeared more determined to-
nigui man any timo during tho last
week to retain the presidency and carry
out hla plans of Installing the uibatltuto
He reiterated today that ha continued to
be head of the Mexican
the fact that he took no. atfpa towards
preventing the Inauguration, of the row
congress, as demanded by the United
States, was construed at the embassy and
legations as Indicative, of wjt max be
xpcted In th ''tfrtiiiiriMi" ' r" villi
tlvea of the' inalnHip V?V
my or. tne foreign gov.
vniincuui niTjrrnroti to ttoiieve, that UeiW
eral Huerta haa brought affairs to aueft a
point that drastlo action may be neces
sitated. Ih regard to the demands1 of the United
Blatcs that he resign, President Huerta,
"In view of VcnuaUano Carranza's re
pudiation ot any form of mediation oy op
alllanca with tho United States, Provis
ional President Huerta can do no more
than Join him In hla nr.(rn r
otlo sentiment and maintain unaltered hla
uisimicn attiiucio . toward Washington."
Doesn't Mean to Quit.
"Oh, no: I shall not quit." General
Huerta Bald tonight. "I shall contlnuo
Jus as I have boen doing to pyt forth
my efforts to bring about the pacification
of tho country and thus fulfill the prom
Iso I made on taking office."
It waa auggeated to the president that
conditions might become such that for
eigners, particularly Americans, would be
in Imminent danger. He araed that
this might bo so, adding:
"In that caso I shall do all I can to
protect them." Tho prealdent thought a,
moment and continued:
"True, the rabblo of the city might rise,
but I would not hesitate to apply trie
severest methods In njy power to' restore
order and punish tho guilty. At any
rate I am resolved to continue In the
attempt to carry out my program ot
, The meeting of the new house ot
deputies today reflected the chaoUo con
ditions brought about by the dissolution
of the old congress. The mlnlater of the
Interior, Manuel Garza Atdape, was ex
pected to officiate at the opening, but
opposition developed among the newly
choten lawmakers and Oonsalo Zunlga.
Honor Aldape's secretary, and himself a
deputy, appeared In his stead. Noml-
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Are the Corsets
You have heard the expres
sion used, a great many tltaea
In the last six months, "The
corsetless age." Has It struck,
you that for an age without
corsets there are more kinds
of corsets being advertised now
than ever before?
The truth of the matter is
that there are not many women
who are completely abandoning,
their stays; but that as fashion
decrees that a woman's figure
should appear unrestrained, the
corset makers have been busy
turning out new models faster
than they ever have before in
Are you sure that jrou know
just what the very latest de
signs are in corsets, who are
making them, and where they
If you don't know all that
you should on this question,
you would better begin at once
reading the advertisements In
The Dee dally so that you may
catch up with the times before
you find yourself out of style.
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