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OMA11A, FRIDAY MOKN1NG, FEBRUARY G, 1914-TEN PAGES.
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PRESIDENT TO FIGHT
FOR REPEAL OF FREE
Wilson Announces He Will Seek to
Have Clause Exempting U. S.
HE MAKES CLEAR HIS POSITION
Believes Treaty Guarantees Equal
ity to All Nations.
PARTY LEADERS NOT SURPRISED
House Will Act as Executive
Wishes, it is Stated.
SENATE iIS HARDER PROPOSITION
U'Goriunn Asserts lie Will Stnnil by
Conviction mill FIkIU Desires
of Mnn In Uie White
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. President Wil
ton announced today that ho would en
deavor to huve repealed at tho present
session of congress that provision of tho
Panama canal act which exempts Amer
ican coastwlso ships from the payment
of tolls. Ho made his position clear to
callers today tin unequivocal terms.
Tho prtBldcnt believes the Hay-Paunce-fote
treaty with Great Britain guaran
tees equality of treatment to nil nations.
Including the United States, In the sub
ject of tolls, and that the t'nltcd States
Is In honor bound to chargo American
vessels the same tolls It Imposes upon
those of foreign nations. Tho president
Impressed upon his callers that ho would
use every legitimate Influence at his dis
posal to have tho exemption clause elimi
nated from the Panama canal act.
This announcement was expected by
administration leaders at tho capltol.
The president's views will bo carried out
In tho house, according to Representative
Adamson, chairman of the lntorstato and
foreign commerce committee, who said
tonight congress would act quickly by a
Not so certain, however, aro somo of
tho democratic leaders In the senato that
tho picsldcnt will be sustained In his
resolve on this question which has
agitated American relations -with Great
Britain for several years and has been
a subject of International controversy
since the passago of tho Panama canal
act In August, 1912. Senator O'Gorman,
chairman of tho Intcroceanlo canals com
mittee, which had charge of the bill,
and who led tho victorious fight In the
senate, to exempt American coastwlso
vessels 'from tolls, tonight asserted his
purpose to stand by his convictions and
flsht the president's desire."
Stone for llepenl.
"..Other senators pointed to tho recent
action of tho foreign relations committee
in- recommending tho British general
arbitration treaty for extension as an In
dlcatlon that tho senate Is ready to re
sclnd Its action on the tolls question, fear
or having to submit It to arbitration hav
ing delayed Its extension by the senate
last summer. Senator Stone, who voted
against it, has said he would vote for the
repeal, taking tho position that, while
under the treaty the nltcd States still has
the right to levy any tolls It wishes, the
exemption should be stricken out in defer
ence to International good feeling and
In lino with a desire to avoid any ill
feeling with Great Britain.
Tho president's announcement grew out
of a report that ho did not seek action
at the present congress. Senator O'Gor
man on leaving tho White House yes
terday said he had discussed tho tolls
question casually wltli tho president and
expressed the view that congress could
do little else at the present session be
sides passing the trust bills and appro
Hope for Action.
The president sought to make clear to
day that this was Senator O'Gorman's
own impression of tho legislative situa
tion, hut that so far as ho was con
cerned ho earnestly hoped for action at
tho present session.
The Illness of Chairman Bacori of tho
senato foreign relations committee, which
is .holding up consideration of the arbi
tration treaties, including ono with Great
Britain, may delay action In congress
on tho tolls question. The president al-
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled, with cold wave.
Uvanornted Apple and Dried Krulta
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4 p. m 31
5 p. m 31
6 p. m 30
7 p. m 29
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Highest .yesterday i "
VcSrumMr'aWrf "VM 27 12 14 2S
Precipitation M M T ,sl
' Temperature and precipitation depai-
tures from the normal:
excess for the day o
Total excess since March 1
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Deficiency for the day 04 Inch
Precipitation since March 1.. .21.26 Inches
Deficiency since March 1'. ..... 4.56 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 4.41 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912.13.61 Inches
Ileport from, Stations ut 7 I'. 31.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall
Cheyenne, snow 16 22 .01
Denver, snow 0 30 .01
Des Moines, cloudy .... 26 IS .00
Dodge City, rain 32 32 .01
North Platte, snow 8 24 .01
Omaha, cloudy 29 31 .00
Rapid City, snow 11 12 .12
Santa Fe. pt cloudy,... 34 40 .00
Sheridan, clear - - 18 12 T
sioux city, snow 4 21 .os
Valentine, snow 14 2 ,00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates below zero.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
L0BING1ER GIYEN PROMOTION
Judge in Philippines Court Named
for Place in China.
EXPERT TO STUDY WATER FLOW
Seerelnry of Agriculture Drtnlls lit
Fortler to (Jo to Krnrnc
Mnke Kxhnnstlvc Sur
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.-(Spcclal Tele
gram.) Charles Sumner Loblnglcr of
Omaha, who Is a member of the court of
first Instance In tho Philippines, was to
day nominated by President Wilson to bo
Judge of tho United States court In China,
vice Itufus H. Thayer, resigned.
When In Washington In October Inst
Judge Llblngcr has several confcrcnco
with at attorney general as to his position
on the bench in tho Philippines, and while
not expressing any preference Intimated
that ho would like to stay In tho Philip
pines, possibly as chief Justtcc. Tho res
ignation of Judge Thayer, however,
created a vacancy on the bench of tho
tilted States court In China, and a way
was thereby provided to glvo .Judge Lo
blngier a decided promotion and an in
crease in salary.
Tho subterreancan flow of water
throughout the Platte Valley, particularly
in the Sixth congressional district, has
been the subject of numberless scientific
papers as well as numerous Inquires on
tho part of several departments of tho
Judge Klnkald, who ls everlastingly
after results for his constituents, enlisted
tho engineering branch of the reclama
tion service In the underground flow of
water from the Platte and as a result
of his Importunities had an engineer de
tailed to make an examination of this
The official of the reclamation service
had a meeting with tho Platto Valley
Protective association at Kearney and
after going over with tho association the
question of underground flow declined to
make field Investigation as to the short
ness of water to users holding lands
under government patents. It was tho
opinion of tho engineer that tho Investi
gation belonged to tho Department of
Judge Klnkald upon this suggestion
took up the matter with the agricultural
depnrtment, but Acting Secretary Gal
loway thought his department had not
better meddle with the question as it was
clearly a reclamation office affair.
l'xpert In Secured,
And so hey backed and filled until
Klnkald got pretty tired and took the
matter up with tho secretary of the In
terior, who finally saw tho force of Kin
kaid's argument that something should
bo done and wrote a letter to the sec
retary of agriculture stating that any
action looking to an Inquiry as to under
ground flow on tho Platte river would bo
entirely satisfactory to his department.
As a result of his persistency. Judge
Klnkald was Informed by the department'
of Agriculture, that Dr. Fortler, an en
gineer of -experience' In" the "department,'
would bo ..detailed to -make an exhaust
ive study of tho subject and would leave
for Nebraska In about three weeks to
remain for a year at least, making
Kearney his headquarters In all prob
This investigation is of the utmost im
portance as it may once for all settle
the question of tho proposition of water
ccmlng from the several states.
Visitor In Washington.
Among tho callers upon lleprcsentatlvo
Klnkald today was Mrs. F. M. B. O'LInn
of Chadron, Neb., who Is visiting here.
Jones Convicted of
Murder as Result of
Fight Over Ten Cents
Johnnie Jones, alias William Stansor,
a negro, was found guilty of first degree
murder by a Jury In Judge English's
criminal court. The Jury approved tho
death penalty for Jones, which under tho
new law In this state will bo accomplished
by electrocution if the verdict stands.
Jones shot Samuel Leonl, proprietor of a
pool hall, 1004 Davenport street, tho night
of October IS, following a quarrel over
School Girl is Found
NEW YOrtK, Feb. 5.-Florcnce Barbara
Lawlor, the 16-ycar-old Brooklyn high
school girl, who disappeared Monday,
was found today In South Chicago. Her
father, a prosperous druggist, received
word to this effect from his brother-in-law,
U, n. Hedges of Columbus, O.
CHICAGO, Feb. 5Mlss Florence Bar
bara Lawler, the missing Brooklyn High
school girl, is at tho Central Young
Women's Christian association here. In
the care of Miss Wllhelmlna Barr of
the Travercls' Aid society,
Cooks and Waiters
in Chicago Strike
CHICAGO, Feb. 5. Cooks and waltera
employed In a big Randolph street res
taurant walked out today because their
j demands had. not been granted. The
union officials said the strike would ex
j tend to thirty-five restaurants controlled
; by the Restaurant Keepers' association
1 unless the request of tho employes for
increased wages, shorter hours and ono
day ott cach week compiled with. A
police guard was asked by the restaurant
KEARNEY MAY VOTE
BONDS FOR BALL PARK
KEARNEY. Neb., Feb. 5. (Speclal.)-
The voters of this city will be given an
opportunity on March 10 to say whether
or not a public park will be purchased
for the use of the State league team and
other athletic associations. An ordinance
calling for the voting of (6,000 In bonds
was passed by the council last evening
and the date of the election fixed. If the
park Is secured It will mean a great
revival in attendance at the ball games
In this city, the site being sought by the
council being within two blocks of the
I'nlon Pacific depot, right In the heart
of the city.
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ZERO COLO AND SNOW
IN WESTERN NEBRASKA
Below and Heavy
ow, with High
Precipitation Follows Right After
Drop in Mercury.
FEAR EXPRESSED FOR STOCK
Cattle and Sheep Men Anxious About
Herds Out on Range.
WHEAT FIELDS MAY SUFFER
Unless a Protective Illnnkct of Snovr
Falls, Kxpcrta Declare Hint
Wlnctr tSrnlh In Going to
With tho mercury down to 19 below, a
drifting, flaky snow falling and tho wind
blowing a hurricane, Alliance, Neb., Is
experiencing tho worst storm of tho year.
It started in tho extreme northwest cor
ner of tho stato yesterday morning and
continued unabated throughout the rest
of tho day and last night. It Is feared
that there will bo heavy losses among
rango cattle and sheep, and all trains on
the Burlington south from Billings aro
On the Guernsey lino of tho Burlington
tho Fahrenheit was down to 10 below
and a furious northeast wind was driving
tho fallen snow Into hlgn drifts. On tho
Chcycnno branch it was about IS above
Rnd very cloudy.
At lloldrcgo it was 3 below and had
Just started to snow last night, whllo
the samo temperature prevailed at Up
land. A report from O'Neill Iato yester
day evening gave tho temperature at 10
belo wzcro, and at Valentino 11 below.
Tho dispatch carried tho information that
a sovero storm was raging.
At Sheridan, Wyo., yesterday evening
tho thermometer was down to 16 below,
and from thero on sonthcast to Upton
It ranged up to 3 below. Tho fall of snow
In that part of Wyoming was light and
tho wind was from n. northwesterly dl
Considerable concern over the condition
of grain Is felt by grain men In Omaha
of grain Is felt by grain men In Omaha.
With tho fields barren of tho usual
blanket of snow, It Is feared that such a
period of cold weather as Is threatened
now my cause serious damngo to wheat
"If tho thermometer goes below zero
and stays thero,. with tho ground In Its
present condition and tho fields barren
of enow, the damage will bo greater than
most people realize Just now," said
member of tho grain exchange "Tho his
tory "of these cold waves Is that when
the thermometer drops below zero there
.Ja, Jlttlo chance, fgr a.:snow.oc .any.Hrerip-
ttatlon and as a result the wheat suffers
considerably, because it Is not protected
with tho blanket bf enow which is usual
at this season of tho year. If the cold
wave is as serious as It threatens to be,
we can' only hope that tho snow flurries
that precede tho cold wave will bo suf
ficiently heavy to give tho wheat some
Are Publicly Posted
Because of Conduct
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 6. (Special Telegram.
Three students of tho University of
Nebraska wcro publicly posted today by
Dean Enberg. It Is tho first time In tho
memory of tho "oldest inhabitant" that
such publicity has been given any stu
dent who has ever been- called on tho
carpet. One of tho boys, F. F. Neigh
born. Is accused of attending a dance
Saturday night with Guy Coffco
Omaha, an ex-student, and making a dls
turbancc when refused admission, for
which they were taken to tho police Bta
The other two aro H. K. Grnnger
Lincoln, a freshman, and F. A. Bock
Omaha, who aro accused .with other stu
dents of Indulging in a carousal fol
lowing the Pan Hellenic banquet .Satur
day night. The boys were given a choice
between suspension or public posting and
tpolc the latter.
Dean Enberg says that tho conduct of
the boys was of such a nature that it
could not be overlooked.
FRANKFORT. Ivy..' Feb. G.-Sevcral
members of the Kentucky legislature and
many residents of thU city are nursing
sore arms today, tho result of vaccina
tion duo to a smallpox scare whkeh. de
veloped yesterday when It was announced
that Senator J, Forrest Porter and Rep
resentative A. J. Oliver were 111 with tho
disease. Both cases are said by tho
physicians to be slight.
Half Million to -
Fight Hog Cholera
WASHINGTON, Feb. D.-A threatened
loss of 200,000,000 in hogs during the pros
ent year from hog cholera, led the senate
today to agree unanimously to a bill ap
proprlatlng 40,000 for tho Department of
Agrioulture to fight the disease.
BOY BURNS OUT BABY'S
EYE WITH HOT POKER
JAVA, 8. D., Feb. 8.-(SpecIaU-The
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph
Walter, soma miles from here, was the
scene of a distressing episode, when Al
exander, the 3-year-old son, burned out
with a rcdhot poker the left eye of Ills
sister, Lydla, aged 2. The two children
were engaged In play and the little boy
had no realization of what the result of
his art would be. He thought It was
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cirl Is In
serious condition and may
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
If you lived In a nlco llttlo
main, and then you wero swallowed
you pay him for tho main you had
TALBOT FORCES DEFEATED
Delegates Opposed to Head Consul
Elcoted hy Narrow Margin.
ARE GIVEN NO INSTRUCTIONS
"Progressives," Who Wanted Sinnll
llaUe of Hates, but liens Thnn the
Chicago llntes, Are Ilenten
In the Hallotlng.
By the close vote of 109 to 97 tho mem
bers of Omaha camp, No; 120, of tho Mod
ern Woodmon of America, Wcdnosday
night choso forty-two delegates to tho
county convention who aro known to bo
opposed to Head Consul A. R. Talbot,
tho enforcement of tho "Chicago rates,"
and even to tho adoption of a com
promise table of increased rates.
No resolutions were adopted and no in
structions wcro given to the delegates
chosen, but C. H. T. Rlepcn, clerk of tho
camp, says that tho winners in tho elec
tion aro especially In favor of tho re
moval of Head Consul Talbot, nnd par
ticularly against an increase In rates.
A well organized campaign for tho elec
tion of a "harmony first" ticket, stand
ing on principles which Included tho adop
tion of a compromise tablo of rates,
higher than those now In forco, but lowor
than tho "Chlcag3 rates," has been waged
by the members of tho camp, who desig
nated themselves as "progressives."
The nominating committee, proposed by
this faction was defeated by a vote of
128 to 78, tho successful members of the
nominating committee being Nathan
Bernstein, J. W. Barnett and II. D. Stone.
Tho ticket reported by them was elected
on a 109 to 97 vote.
This was done, after a vnln attempt
had been made to elect tho "progressive"
or pro-Talbot ticket, In spite of tho nomi
nating committee's adverse roport.
The county convention will bo held at
South Omaha April 1.
Tho antl-Tulbot ticket is said to contain
tew names of men who also stood on
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Leaders Will Push
Rural Credits Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Under a def'
Inlte agreement between President Wit
son and democratlo house and senato
leaders, rural credits legislation will bo
hurried through" at this session of con
gress. This was determined today, after
conferences between the prrsldent. Sen
ator Owen and Representatives Under
wood and Bulkeley. '
Tho house sub-commltte has aban
doned a proposed trip about the country
to hear Interested persons in order to
expedite action. The commltte will hold
hearings In Washington, but will hurry
them along in an effort to get the bill
before the house early in April.
Senator Owen and Representative
Bulkeley will arrange for co-operation be
twen the houte and senate committees
and they may hold Joint hearings.
The National Capita
Thursday! Februnry 5, 1014,
Met at noon.
lloRrln?M on bill to reaulate Stock ex
change continued before the bunking
Met at 11 a. m.
Resumed debate on Alaska railway bill,
Secretary Bryan discussed Raker Asiatic
exciusipn mil oeioro immigration com
Delegation of retail merchants urged
c nS business atrairs uerore commerc
I In, .f I
. 9utot rmpect to the ineinorv of the
) late Representative Bremner, agreed to
lane up nu now uusuicaa tuuar
Wouldn't It Make You Sore?
suburb and you had paid tho man you
up in tho Metropolitan Water District,
bought from tho other mnn. Wouldn't
Business Will Be
SIOUX CITY, la., Fob. 5.-(Spcclat Tolo
gram.) All public buildings and business
jiousos will lo closed- during hour at'
George D. Psrklns funeral ' tomorrow
kfternoon. Newspaper men will bo. active
pallbearers. Pioneer cltizerls trill be' libit-
orary pallbearers, and Masons will bo
pallbearers nt tho graVo. ;Tolegrams from
prominent men and neighboring editors
continuo to nrrlvo by scores. No death
ever mado such a .profound impression in
MOTIONS FOR MALONEY
Kugel Holds Conference with the
Chief of Detectives,
GIVES EVERYBODY CHANCE
New Pollen Commissioner Hays He
linn No Knvorltea nnd that He
Will Stiiiul II y Officers Who
Implicit obedience of every order of the
superintendent of police Is tho price Chief
of Detectives Stephen Maloney must pay
to retain his position. Police Commis
sioner A. C. Kugel summoned Maloney to
his private office and behind closed doors
Instructed him as to the things he shall
and ahull not do.
"I'm giving everybody a chance," said
Kugel, "and when my ordcra aro not
obeyed the chance la gone. Then' there
will bo a change."
Malonoy did not discuss tho conference.
with the superintendent of iol!c. Kugel
has issued similar orders to Chief of
Police Henry W. Dunn and It has been
mado clear that failure to obey orders
will mean a chango In official police
These orders aro that the town must
bo kept "tight" and that any failure to
close places violating tho law without
show of favoritism will mean that some
body must render an accounting.
Commissioner Kugel Is calling the
patrolmen as well aa tho officers over
them Into Ills sanctum for private con
ferences and they have been given to
understand that their Jobs depend only on
obeying the superintendent's orders.
Patrolmen will bo held responsible for
permitting violations of tho law on their
bcatB. Excuses that tho violators have
"pull" or make "threats" will not be
heard by tho police superintendent.
Kugel has instructed the police that he
has no fuvorltcs and that they shall not
have. He has told them that he will
"stand by" them If they "raid" or In
any other way offend tho "underworld
Rural Carriers in
WASHINGTON. Feb. B.-Parcel post
business In the mountainous country of
the west has become so great that mall
carriers aro abandoning their contracts.
Senator Brady of Idaho today urged tho
postotflce committee to take steps to
give them relief.
United States Calls
. Peace Conference
WA8HINTON, Feb.-The United States,
It became known at the White House to
day, has Issued a call for the holding of
the third peace conference at The Hague
next year. This government took this ac
tion. It is understood, at the request of
Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland,
bought your place from for tho water
nnd the Water Ross demanded that
it make you sore?
HANS SCHMIDTFOUND GUILTY
Former Priest Convioted of Murder
in the First Degree.
LAUGHS AS VERDICT RENDERED
"1 Wonl.i Rather IHc Tonight Thu
Tomorrow,'-.' -Says Chnrc hnaan j
Penalty U Ucnth til BlccS'''
NEW YORK. Feb. plans' Bchmldt
was found ' guilty today of ' mur
der In tho first degree' for killing Anna
Aumullcr, a young woman lie had mur-
rled through a self-performed ceremony
whtel acting as a . priest al Bi. Wsetft's
church, The penalty for the crime Is
denth In tho electric chair at Sing Slnff
prison. Ho will bo sentenced on next
Schmidt, whose defense was Insanity,
laughed when tho verdict was pro
nounced. He had steadfastly declared
himself guilty and at his arraignment
before being held for. the supremo court
pleaded that he bo punished, by death.
Later he protested against tho insanity
defense advanced by his counsel and to
night said he would not assist them In
any way If they prepared an appeal.
"I would rather die tonight than tomor
row," he said. "It Is as should bo and
as I wish it."
Out Over Five Honrs,
This waa the second trial and tho Jury
was out a few mlnutea less than flvo
hours. At tho first trial tho Jury dls
agreed. Alienists for tho prosecution and
defense' supplied most of the testimony
at both trials.
a. u. itoeioie or Schmidt's counsel as
serted after tho verdict that, owing to
tho former priest's persistent silence con
cerning the crime, It had not been posst'
bio to place all tho facts before tho Jury,
Ho bM Schmidt was not guilty of mur
der, but had shielded a physician after
the woman's death. Sho was not mur
dored, the lawyer declared. If the police
would display enough energy, ho said,
they could get at the truth. Tho lawyer
was undecided whether he would take
an appeal. "Father Schmidt will never
go U the electric chair," he added.
Murder of Girl.
Anna Aumuller'a boiy was cut up with
a knlfo In Schmidt's flat on September
2 and the pieces, In several bundles, wero
tossed Into tho Hudson river, where most
of thrme were found beforo suspicion
was dltected against Schmidt. The head
was never recovered. fichmUt In his con
fession-said ho was commanded to make
a "sacrifice" of the Aumuller girl's life
by hlo patron, St. Elizabeth.
Dri- Ernest A. Muret, a dentist,
Schmidt's friend and companion, who
was-arrested shortly after the cx-prlest
was aroused of murder, was sentence! In
October to seven years In the federal
penitentiary at Atlanta after his convic
tion tor counterfeiting.
Bchmldt testified at Muret's trial that
It wan he and not Muret who planned the
LAND PROMOTERS REFUSED
ACCESS TO GRAND JURY NOTES
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb, B.-Ac,cess to
the notes of the federal grand Jury that
recently Indicted eight officers and agents
of the Florida Fruit Lands company was
refused In the federal court here today
by Judge A. S. Van Valkenburgh, an
swering the petition ot Herbert S. Hadley,
attorney for the Inducted men.
Mr. Hadley made the request for the
grand Jury notes at the opening yester
day of the hearing on hi motion to quash
Judge Van Valkenburgh today not only
refused to allow the production In court
ot transcripts of evidence given before
the grand Jury, but also announced that
none of the grand Jurors would be per
mitted to testify In the proceedings
MAZATLAN TAKEN BY
Important Seaport on West Coast of
Mexico Falls In to Hands
of the Rebels.
HOME OF WEALTHY PEOPLE
New Source of Revenue for Consti
ARMS MOVE ACROSS BORDER
Large Shipments Held on Frontier
HUERTA WILL PUSH CAMPAIGN
Circular of Instructions Is Issued
br the Dictator Trklnir the ,
. Chief to Protect All
NOOALES, ArU., Feb. R-Maiatlan, an
Important scacoast port In the state of
Hlnalda. felt Into the hands of Carrania'a
rebel forces today, acordlng to Informa
tion received In Nogales, Sonpra, from
Tho rebels had been Investing the city
for some time, having captured Cultcan,
the state capital, several weeks ago, Cull
can in north of Matazlan and It was used
by the rebels as a supply base for their
attack on the fcdoral troops at Matazlan.
The federals had taken tho larger por
tion of their troops jut of Masatlan and
snt them to the defense of Guaymas,
which' they evidently thought the rebels
would first try to Invest. This weakened
the garrison to such an ctxent that the
rebel Investure was comparatively easy,
although much hot fighting la said to
have accompanied the fall of the port.
The rebels used artillery In the attack
and their shells shattered many of the
buildings In the town. Tho rebels had
the advantago of protecting hills In the
attack and the federal gunfire was not
Maratlan Is the home of many rich
Spaniards anil Mexicans. The fall of
tho town will result In placing many
people with money In a position where
they may bo forced to contribute to tho
constitutionalist cause. Maratlan Is a
port from which much' shipping Is doue.
It Is also' the homo of many fishermen,
and Its cargoes go not only to Mexican
but to California ports.
Tho capture of Mazatlan' places the first
seaport-In the possession of the rebels.
For nionths' the Carranclst'as hava bat
tled for the possession of-Quaymas, So
npra .i moat Important seaport, without
avail. -m ,iui " - 4
' Arm, atovlnsr Aeroa Border.
WASHINGTON. Feb. fi.-Hfinartrf M
ihotisands of rounds ot rifle' and triacHlHe
tip dhimunltldh Under sol'iure along the
Mexican border are being turned over to
the constitutionalists as fast aa they
During tho last two years agents ot the
Department ot Justice have arrested
hundreds ot nlen In the act of transport
ing arms across the border and have
seized carloads of ammunition. In many
cases the ammunition so seized wds
turned over after It had been used as
Such arms as may be needed aa evi
dence against persons still under In
dictment will not bo released for the
present. It waa said today, however,
that the Department ot Justice probably
will not attempt to prosecute all the
cases against arms smugglers.
lliirrln Will Protect .FodelgnerB.
M15XICO CITY, Feb. 5.-A circular of
Instructions was Issued today by Pro
visional President Huerta tooths chiefs
of all army divisions and governors of
states. It recites that the government
has begun a more active campaign
against the rebels and urgsc that ex
treme diligence be observed In giving all
possible protection to noncombatants, for
eign as well aa native, removing them
when necessary from tho zones of op
erations. Dr. Ignaclo Alcocer, acting minister of
(Continued on Pago Two.)
TEX PHASZS Or ABTXKTZSXXa
No. 3 Public
In all religion today perhaps
the dominant thought is ser
vice and tho brotherhood ot
Tho Idea of service is a great
and fine religion' In itself. It
Is growing in many directions
and under many conditions.
The year 1014 will witness a
noteworthy development oi
this idea ot service among the
public - serving corporations.
Street railways, lnterurban
companies, .railroad, telephone,
telegraph and light and power
companies are taking up the
reunion of service. The
public is beginning- to be
treated with tfrankness ''with
tho cards on the table" so to
Newspapers like The Hee car
ry their advertisements ad
vertisements that are frank,
open, aand above board; that
. encourage confidence, and
pledge a real and unselfish
This is as it should be and
It will be strange indeed if
these corporations, which serve
the public and are now adver
tising that fact, do not benefit
from such a policy in very
much the same w&y that a first
iluss merchant does when ha
tells the public of his ym
in the advertising columns oC
reliable newspapers like The
Tomorrow, Building and Contracting.
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