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SALEM, OREOON, MONDAY, APRIL IS, 1911
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FORMER NEW YORK GUNMEN LEAVE DEATH CHAMBER AFTER PASS
ING A SLEEPLESS NIGHT AND ALL BUT ONE WALES UNASSISTED
TO MEET THE FATAL CURRENT AFTER BIDDING CHEERY GOOD
BYE TO PRISON MATES BEHIND "THE GREEN DOOR ' ' EX-LIEUTENANT
BECKER APPEARS UNCONCERNED WHEN HE HEARS OF
EXECUTION OF MEN UPON WHOM HE "SQUEALED."
Ossing, N. Y., April 13. "Gvp the
Blood," "Dago Frank," "White
Lewis" and "Lefty Louie" were elec
trocuted in Sing Sin;; prison today. The
wen's real names ollow: "Gyp tho
Wood" Harry Horowitz. "Dago
Frank" Frank Cirofiei. ""White;'
Lewis'1' Frank Seidenshner. "Loft
Louie" Louis Rosenberg.. They went
to the death chair respectively at 5:33,
H:4S, 5:57 and C:0S a, ru. The first
lied in six minutes, the second in four,
tho third in five and the fourth in nine.
Not one of the four confessed. "Whitoy
Lewis" was the only one of the foir
who made a statement, Sitting in a
chair, awaiting his turn in the death
chamber, he said:
"Gentlemen, I want to say a few
words for the sake cf justice. Those
witnesses who swore they saw me shoot
Rosenthal were perjurers. I swear by
God 1 did not shoot him."
Tho quartette of gunmen were convicted-
of murdering Herman Rosenthal,
a New York gambler, early in the
morning of July IB, 1912. Rosenthal
liad "squealed" on the police official
he said had protected him Lieutenant
Charle9 F. Becker of the "strong arm
xquad," and was to have told his story
to District Attorney Whitman.
; It was charged that Becker employed
the four to kill Rosenthal to prevent
him from testifying. . Like the gun
meu, he was convicted of n.urder in the
first degree and sentenced to die. After
; more than a year in the cell house he
was granted a new trial and is now in
the Tombs. '
Cirofiei ' Appears' Dazed. :'
Father -Cashin, the .Catholic chaplain
at Sing Sing, accompanied-Cirofiei to
the death chair. The last, communion
"liad 'just Deeh-giVcri to the doomed
gunman, and he walked through "tho
little green door"' with the blessed
wafer on his tongue. -In his hands he
carried a crucifix. He seemed dazed
' and made not a. sound as he war strap
ped in the chair. V'" " ""
"Seidenshner, "who came next, was
quite calm and quavered a' psalm froiri
the Hebrew book of prayer: Rabbi
Goldstein entered the death chamber
wiht him. He strode quickly to the chair
then turned and hesitated. .Two guards
poshed him into the seat and be"gau
adjusting the straps. Seidenshner
started as the wet sponge pressed his
head and a tiny stream of water trick
lod into his left ear. - v
He began to speak as an attendant
behind him started to fit the black
electrode over his head. The gunman
flinched at its touch but his voice was
firm throughout his short declaration.
The rabbi, standing with his back to
the chair, his face working pitifully,
maanitme continued to intone prayers.
As Seidenshner finished his statement
he repeated after , the Rabbi the con
stantly recurring words: "There is one
God, only one."
He was speaking the last word when
tho attendant clapped the flap of the
electrode carrier across his mouth and
buckled it. Through the opening, how
ever, the prisoner's lips could still be
seen moving evidently as he muttered
responses to the rabbi's words.
Then there was a brief stillness, the
warden raised his hand and State
Kleetrician Davis, behind the switch
board, threw the lever over. ,
Dies Mattering Prayers.
Seidenshner strained convulsively
against the straps. His body remained
rigid for several seconds. His left hand
griped the chair tightly. His right
clutched the prayer book open at one
of the psalms. Foam bubbled from his
lips. Over his left ear a wisp cf
smoke appeared. At 5:S0 the current
was switched off and the body sank
back inertly. "
There was a brief wait, and then
another shock. Then Prison Physicians
Farr and Morenas approached, opened
the gunman's shirt, applied, their
stethoscopes and pronounced the victim
dead. Attendants quickly loosened the
straps and carried the corpse into the
morgue behind the chair.
. .Horowitz appeared half paralyzed
with horror when he entered. His eyf s
bulged, and it was evident that he was
, clone t complete collapse.. - He moved
mechanically as the guards guided hii.i
and died without a word, and was. prob
ably hardly conscious, the doctors said,
of what he- was undergoing, -r.
- Rosenberg was the hardest, to kill.-
Four shocks-- were--, needed. - He.-said-nothing
and showed tittle emotion.
Bin Prisoners Goodbye.
Each gunman, as he left the death
house to pass the "little green door"
on his way to the "chair" called good
bye to the other prisoners in tho con
demned cells and each shook hands
with Head Keeper Alclnerny and War
don Clancy. Rosenberg, more emo
tional than his three comanions, even
threw his arms around Claucy's neck,
weeping, and kissed him on the check.
The warden was much affected.
Before the executions Father Cashin
was asked if Cirofiei had confessed, to
which ho replied evssively, "I think
"Do you personally think him
guilty?" was also asked.
"I can't tay that," replied tho
priest, "but if you knew what is here"
touching his forehead "you would
have some news." "
The bodies were surrendered to the
The erowd of witnesses In the death
chamber was so. great .that they had to
alternate into squads and not many per
sons naw all four executions.
Cirofiei 's mothornd sister Marry ar
rived at the prison at 4:40, and Mrs.
Cirofiei made a final effort to induce
her son to confess, but he insisted he
was innocent. The mother finally
fainted and had to be carried out. It
waa reported that the attendants stupe
fied Cirofiei with drugs and that his
accounted for his dazed appearance as
he went to his death.
- The men Blept little during their hut
night alive, and the guards could hear
their voices frequently as they mur
mured prayers. ,.. V ' ..
An investigation was in progress to
day to fix responsibility for an attempt
to dok,y the. executions by putting the
"chair"; out of "; commission. , Thj
special dynamo connected with it had
been damaged as if with a hammer.
The .damage was discovered and re
paired in time,- however. A prison em
ploye was suspected. . '
.-.V V ; ' MayHara CoWeaseoV;
Ossining, N. Y., . April 13. That
.''Dago Frank'.' gave a long statement
to Father Cashin a short time before
the. four New York gunmen were elec
trocuted here today was learned somj
time after the executions.
The priest did not divulge its con
tents, but it was understood it was a
partial confession, in which Hafry Val
Ion and Harry Horowitz, other "Gyp
the Blood," were named as Herman
Rosenthal 's actual murderers.
Police Lieutenant Charles F. Becker
also recently insisted that Vallon did
"If certain testimony should develop
at Becker's trial," said Father Cashin,
"the state will be offered in evidence.
Otherwise it will not be inado public.' '
Doled Out Justice.
Albany, N. V., April 13. Superin
tendent of Prisons Riley said today
that justice did not miscarry when the
four gunmen were electrocuted at
Ossining this morning. He intimated
that one or more of the quartet made
a statement to Warden Clancy at the
last moment, practically confessing and
Governor Glynn, who has been labor
ing under a great strain which steadily
increased as the hour for the gunmen's
execution drew closer and closer, ap
peared intensely relieved when told
that Warden Clancy of Srng Sing
prison had said he thought no more
than justice had been done.
It was said "Dago Frank's" dying
statement waa being hurried to Prison
Superintendent Riley by a special mes
senger. Becker Is Unconcerned,
New York, April 13. Police Lieu
tenant Chanes F. Becker, in the Tombs
awaiting a second trial on the charge
of instigating the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler, for whose kill
ing "Dago Frank," " Whitey Lewis,"
"Gyp the Blood" and "Lefty Louis"
die! in the electric chair today, showed
b concern over the gunmen's execu
tion. He slept soundly, and did not
even -refer to. the electrocutions.
. SILLED IN CLUB DUEL,
Santa Ana, CaL, April 13. Guillermo
Ontiveras was killed in a club duel with
Primitivo Gebarra,"who- escaped. -Both
were- Mexican. -,
Ben Olcott Now
Answers to 'Papa'
SECRETARY OF STATE LEARNS
SOME OF THE PHILOSOPHY
WHICH ACCOMPANIES VISIT
OF DR. STORK.
Every old married man will know
what is the matter with Ben Olcott the
minute they lay eyes on him, for he has
that far away hoplesa yet resigned look
that every man acquires soon after he
becomes a father. It is a disillusion'
ing day or two when the baby comes
that makes a father for the first time,
ana makes the hitherto head of tho
family realize what a useless and un
important part of the family, and thj
community, also that he really is.
The doctor shoves' him out of the
way, the nurse orders him around in a
manner which he would resont if she
were his wife, and thn women's friends
don't even glimpse bis manly form or
know that he is present. That is the
one time in bis life that a self-satis-fed
lord of creation takes a back seat
if he is wise, and holds it down firm
ly and steadily. That is what's the
matter with Ben. Saturday afternoon
about 5 o'clock the Easter rabbit look
ing for a hiding place for the Easter
beauties picked on the Olcott residence
and instead of eggs, flowers and such
things left a big seven and a half
pound boy cuddled up in Mrs. Olcott 'a
In the secretary of state's office this
morning the situation is pathetic. Ben
is trying to get himself accustomed to
the situation, studying life from the
back seat, trying to realize that here
after he is just a sort of supernumer
ary in the Olcott household while
"Puppo" looks at him in a sort of
pitying yet reproachful way, for be it
known "Puppo" ib now only an "also
It is a boy and already named Ches
ter Wallace after the secretary's father
and brother. Mrs. Olcott was before
her marriage Miss Lena Hutton, and
is a sister of Governor West's wife.
Med ford Youth Charges Down
' fall to Modern Magaznie -Stories.
LOSES NERVE WHEN
POLICE ARE CALLED
Passes Bad Checks During
' - "V.". ' .
Evening Rush Hour in De- -partment
Medford, Or., April 13. Merle Rey
nolds of Grants Pass( aged 19 years,
inaugurated and concluded a criminal
career in wo hours Saturday night,
when he attempted to and succeeded
in passing worthless checks aggregat
ing $150 on Medford merchants. This
morning before Justice of tho Peace
Taylor he pleaded guilty and was
bound over to the grand jury under
$500 bonds. The story of the young
man's flash in high tinance is interest
ing and unusual.
The idea, he told the chief of police
this morning, came from reading stor
ies of crime in high class magazines,
and was fanned into flame by the stor
ies of a fellow workman, who recounted
his own adventures in passing bad
checks in the east. The lure of easy
money tugged bo strongly that Satur
day afternoon he secured a number of
counter checks, and during the evening
rush hours began his operations. For
two hours all was rosy. Then the police
came and he nearlv fainted.
'PULMOTORM FOR USE IN
Hanging on tho wall of the fire de
partment is the new 'pulmotor" that
the Portland Railway, Light ft Power
company has installed primarily for
the use of its employes, but also for the
use of the public in case of necessity.
It is not very large and is encased in
a small box. The invention was made
by a German, and it has saved many
lives. Three have been installed in
Portland by the same company to re
suscitate its employes from either suf
focation by gas, drowning, smoke, or
electric shock. They are located in
prominent places and aro also the use
of the public in saving lives. When
brought into use, a rubber mouthpiece
fits over the face. This is connected
by a tube to a pair of little bellows
that are worked by machinery nd
which pump oxygen into the lungs.
' , CLAIMS NEW RECORD.
Los Angeles, CaL, April 13. Aviator
De Lloyd Thompson in an exhibition
flight here yesterday turned eight suc
cessive ariel - fiipflops, breaking, he
claimed, Beacbey 's s loop - the loop- rec-
-i . ...... ... ;,. U-.i-
Association Opens Huge Con
ention in Portland Com
DEEPENING OF BAR
Delegates :. From i All Oyer
Pacific Coost States
Portland, Or., April 13. -Striving to
enlist all men and all agencies cf tho
Columbia basin . in one stupendous
movement for navigation and power de
velopment, the Columbia and Snake
River Waterways association opened
here today its fifth annual congress.
George F. Richardson, president of the
association, gave to the convention, its
The important sessions of the con
vention aro being held in the commer
cial club. The program of addresses in
clude all subjects related to the trans
portation and industrial development of
the Columbia basin; tho speakers an
delegates represent i communities ot
Washington,- Oregon Idaho, Montana
ami British Columbia;. The deepening
of the Columbia river bar channel to
forty feet,, the public water terminals
building at Astoria and Portland, the
completion of the Celilo canal, the
establishing of steamboat service on
the upper Columbia , as : well as the
lower river, the -canalization of the
upper Columbia and Snake to facili
tate transportation and furnish hydro
electric energy" for industries thes
and other subjects will be given stud
ied cosideration both in respect to their
individual importance and their rela
tion to each other. J!
The morning was occupiod by a, re-,
coption and registration of dolegatos.
The program this afternoon includes an
address by Captain W, P. Gray of Pasco
on "establishment of regular independ
ent boat service on the Columbia from
the head of navigation to the ocean
terminals," and a discussion of this
subject led by W. S. Smallwood, man
ager of the Open Hirer .Trnsporiatlon
Stoekton, Cal.,' April 13. Lodl, the
shipping center of one of the largest
grape districts in California, 1 voting
on "wet" or "dry" today, amid great
excitement, at Its municipal election.
The district contains six wineries, and
is the home of George E. Lawrence,
president of the California Grape Grow
ers Protective League, formed to op
pose the state prohibition amendment
to be voted on next November. He is
mayor of Lodi. Indications are that
every registered vote will be east.
Other municipalities in California In
which wet or dry elections are being
held today are: Red Bluff, Tehama,
Biggs, Gridley, Hanford, Vacaville, Le
moore, Elsinore, Brawley, Orland,
Ukiah, Willows, Merced, Fortuna,
Clovis, watts, Willitts and SebastopoL
Supervisorial districts, two in Glenn
county and four in Tuelumn county, are
voting on wet or dry today, and Placer
ville is voting on a saloon regulation
WILL LET CONTRACT FOR
GIRLS' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
State Architect Knighton has an
nounced that the contract for the Girls'
Industrial school, for which $50,000 was
appropriated by the last legislature,
would be let Tuesday. It will be lo
cated on a 40-acre tract near the Feo
ble Minded Institute. Accommodations
will be provided for 40 or 50 inmates.
Mr. Knighton says ho has drawn the
plans so that the building may be en
larged as occasion demands.
A pair of tan shoes and a doll-faeed
bride can beat anything else in the
world at showing age rapidly.
jday fair, fresh
Westerly ' breeze,
HOT CEASE TRUST
Original Program Will Be Car
ried Out Despite Big Busi
ness on Hand.
NECESSARY TO CARRY
OUT PARTY PLEDGES
Expresses Belief That Canal
Tolls Fight Is Already
Won in Senate.
Washington, ' April 13. Prcsidont
Wilson believes there is a general dis
position on the part of big business to
force relinquishment of the administra
tion's trust program. He also made it
plain today that he thinks that is the
cause for numerous published stories
that administration intends to abandon
trust legislation until next season.
Such reports, he said, were baseless.
the president declared It was neces
sary to pass the trust bills at this ses
sion if the party carries out its pledges.
tie conferred this afternoon with
Representatives Clayton, Carlin and
Flood, members of the sub-committee
of the house judicinry committoe, who
are preparing tho bills. After the con
ference it was announced that the
bills probably would be ready soon for
action by the full judiciary committee.
president Wilson said this afternoon
that congress must expedite matters
if all necessary legislation is to be
passed in time for adjournment either
in June or July. He does not want
the dobnte on any bill eurtallod, but he
thinks steady application Is necessary.
Discussing tne new Columbian treaty,
the president said it must be accepted
by Columbia before it could be legal
ized. He refused, however, , to com
ment on its terms. - :
The president also believes that the
canal tolls fight in the senate already
has been won. He is encouraged by
tho fart that many of those who prom
ised to appear before the senate inter
oceanic canals committee and testify
against the repeal failed to anoear. He
thinks that 90 per cent of the delegates
at the Baltimore convention favor th
repeal of the exemption clause in the
canal bill. ' The. suggestion that the
ropeal resolution include a declaration
that the United States reserves' all its
rights in connection . with . the canal
is not favored by the' president.
FEDERAL LBAOTTB OPBNS
SEASON AT. BALTIMORE
Baltimore-; Md., ; April 13. Thirty
thousand persons were jammed into
Terrapin park here this afternoon to
see Buffalo and Baltimore in the open
ing game of the Foderal loastie sea
son.- It was the-largest crowd that
ever witnessed a game in Baltimore.
A street parade preceded the game.
At the end of the seventh inning the
score was, Buffalo 2; Baltimore 3.
The batteries: Buffalo Karl Moore
and Walter Blair. Baltimore Quinn
and Jack Lltseh.
At a meeting held by the board of
governors of the Commercial club in the
Hotel Marion today, it was decided to
hold a "Stockman's Day" in Malem on
the 24th and 25th of this month, at
which all stockmen, that is horse own
ers, are invited to attend It is the
purpose of the Commercial club to en
courage horsemen not only in Marion
county, but in other counties to meet
here during the breeding season and
make this place the headquarters for all
classes of horses. There are many stal
lion owners in this county who will be
glad to learn of this plan, and it is
more than likely that there will be a
good crowd of breeders on hand on the
dates abeve mentioned.
Mr. Clyde R. Seitx, forest supervisor,
was in the city today, conferring with
the county court concerning roads. Mr.
Hcitz has chargo of the road work In
the forest reserves and is actively en
gaged in getting a system of roads to
connect with the county roads leading
into the reserves. His work will cer
tainly be appreciated by all, and espe
cially those who seek the mountains
with rod and gun during the summer.
The intention is to make all tne beau
tiful mountain resorts easy of access,
and this will not alone prove a delight
to Oregonians, bnt will help place Ore
gon where she belongs, in the front
ranks of all the state as a land of
beauty and attractiveness. .
It is expected that when the city
council of Halem convenes this even
ing that, there will be- two liquor or
di nances up for action. It is said these
ordinances are modeled after those !.n
existence in Albany, which are reported
to be effective. If the ordinance do
not show up at this session, it is be
lieved they will appear at tne next on
The measure are reported as beinj
drawn up to bit bootleggers particul
Governor West was xpecbed horns at
noon today, but failed to show up. He
Is axpteUd. now-o tbe. train. reaahing
here from the south at. 3 o'clock; to
AFRICAN BIO GAME HUNTER
SHOOTS A "CURUCI" AS LABOR
AS A SALEM CAN ART
Seattle, Wash., April 13. According
to Proofessor Trevor Kincaid, professor
or zoology of the Uuivermty of wash
ington, that curcui, whatever it is,
whicu Colonel Roosevelt shot in Brazil,
is a bird and not an animal.
"The Now Yorkers who claim it is
a spalacopus poeppigi will have to
come agaiu," said Professor Kincaid to
day. Tho curcui is not an animal or a
rodont, but is very much a bird, vary
ing in size from a canary to a crow.
It belongs to the family trogonidae and
makes its home in the tropical regions."
VIOLIN RECITAL AT
BAPTIST CHURCH TONIGHT
The violin recital at the First Baptist
church this evening in which William
Wallace Graham will present Misa
Mary BchulU, Halem 's talented young
violinist, is not as some believe an in
vitation affair, but is free to the publie
generally. Miss Hchultz has been pre
sented by I'rofessor Graham in Port
land and won much praise by her artis
tic work, bhe has talent of a very
high decree and will be heard from in
the not very romote future in the high
er musical circles. Bhe has a large
number of friends and warm admirers
here and tho spacious church will prob-
nniy do lilled to capacity this evening,
Miss Carmcl Sullivan, a talented harp
ist, win accompany Miss Bchulti this
evening, and music- lovers will be
given a rare treat. Do not miss it
and be there at 8 o'clock.
JOHN LIND ARRIVES ON
MAYFLOWER FROM MEXICO
Washington, April 13. The presi
dential yacht Mayflower, ' with John
Lind, who has been acting as President
Wilson's personal representative in
Mexico, on board, dropped anchor off
the navy yard wharf at 10:15 a, m. to
day. It came direct from Vera Cruz.
I.ind did not immediately disembark.
It was expected he -would confer with
the president at th White House later.
John Lind disembarked from , th
Mayflower this afternoon. He would
not say a Word Concerning Mexico and
not many on any other subject.' He
had an engagement to confor with
Prcsidont Wilson tomorrow.
SPECIAL POLICEMAN KEEPS
TANOO BUGS FROM DOOR
T rta . AnrtnlAd in!! , 11 lD....11..
in in "ftri" nnhliaTiAil tiv ii
joker, several score of tango bugs ap
plied at. the home of a West end so
ciety leader for instruction. The lady
has. placed watchmen at the door.'. . .
Spokane, Wash., April 13. -Refusing
to take the dare- of Conductor: John
Rherts-N.' E.-Heath, a young farmer,
or Leu ore, Wash., and Mildred Kittrell,
a belle of Ho, Idaho, aro married today,
the ceremony having been performed on.
board a Northern Pacific train en route
from Lewlston to Spokane, traveling at
the rate of du miles an bonr.
'I dare you sweethoarts to get mar
ried on this train, and if you'll take the
dare I'll' provide the preacher," chal
lenged Conductor Roberts.
'You're on," or words to that ef
fect, was the response of the prospec
tive bride and groom.
Iter. F. D. Muse, of Lewiston. was
found on the train after a few minutes'
search, and tied the knot, while every
passenger climbed onto seats to get a
better view of the ceremony.
The couple had intended being mar
ried at Kendrick, but the conductor's
dare upset their plans.
EASTER SPREE ENDS IN
MURDER AND SUICIDE
Los Angeles, Cal., April 13. After
shooting and instantly killing Mrs. Viv
ian ota, housekeeper at a lodging
house at which spent the night, Thomas
W allien, a ranch hand, is near death
today from a bullet he fired into h'u
head. Walden shot the woman shortly
before noon on Easter day because she
insisted that he vacate his room, in
which it is alleged he wa sleeping off
the nffocts of over indulgence in drink.
After shooting Mrs. Cota, Walden
ran several blocks before be leaned
against a post and shot hlmsolf. At
the Receiving hospital a note that he
evidently bad written between the mur
der and his flight was found in his
pocket. It was addressed to Hugo Wet
zell, Richfield, Cal., and road: "Please
send my money to the undertaker."
By agreement of counsel for the
state -in the case of the Stat of Ore
gon against Mable Gray, who is charged
with polygamy by the grand jury, her
bail was reduced from $1000 to 200.
She has been held in tne Marion county
jail on account of being unable to se
cure the required bondsmen.
No matter what cities they chose,
th regional bank commissioners would
have been criticised.
Few men get far enough ap th lad
der of fame to max thm dizay, .
Anti-American Sentiment on
Part of Both Rebels and
WILSON SAYS FLAG
MUST BE HONORED
Affairs in Vicinity of Torreon
Make Kaleidoscopic Change
in Few Days of Fighting
Washington, April 13. President
Wilson thinks Admiral Mayo was fully
justified in insisting sharply that tha
Mexican federals nf Tampico salute the
American flag as reparation, in addi
tion to apology, for the arrest of a Uni
ted States navy paymaster and marines '
who bad gone ashore to buy gasoline. "
He made this clear In what he sail
to callers today. He had an engage
ment with Secretary of State Brvaa
for the latter part of the afternoon to
go thoroughly into the latest develop
ments in the Mexican situation.
All advices indicated that anti-Amor-
lean sentiment at Tampico was grow
ing. It was said that neither fed or nil
nor rebels showed a disposition to re
gard foreigners' rights, and thoso of
American they were especially Indif
ferent. So far as President Huerla's repud
iation of his Tampico subordinate's
action in arresting Americans was con
cerned, President WilMn and Secretary
Bryan had yet to decide between them
selves whether it wa sufficient
The president had sot fully "consid
ered Spain's protest against its sub
jects'' expulsion from Torreon, and it
was admitted in administration circles
that it was unlikely the United States
can do much to help matters. General
Villa was said to be determined on the
expulsions and General Carranza backed
Tld of Battl Ebbs and Flows.
Juarez, Mex.. April 13. Kaleideo-
scopic condition were In control today
in the vicinity of Torreon.
The federals had recaptured Sa
Pedro. - It waa upon this point that
Utmeral Velasco fell back when the reb
els drove, him from Torreon. ' General
Villa followed, and he was dislodged
from this position, too, retreating
toward Parras, apparently with a Tier
to making Saltlllo by rail.' " ,
; The rebels loft a small garrison at
San . Pedro and pursued Velasco and
hi men. Velasco, however, at latest re
ports, was reinforced near Parras by
two other strong - federal forces, and
gave the rebels battle. How this
struggle, which was reported to be a
very bloody one, resulted has not yet
been learned here.
In the meantime, however, a body of '
federal volunteers under General Argn-
medo and General Campa attacked San
Pedro. The rebels there, being heavily
outnumbered, evacuated the town and
made for Torreon. General Villa rush
ed reinforcements to meet them. It
was expected the two bodies would join :
one another on the road and return at
Simultaneously with the news that
the rebels had been driven from San
Pedro came tho information that a fed
eral body of 3,000 from Saltillo or
Monterey, which seemed to have dodged
tho rebels while the latter were en
gaged at Parras, was advancing by
forced marches on Torreon, presumably
believeing it had been practically de
nuded of rebel defenders and could ha
taken by surprise.
As a matter of fact, General Villa
had 5,000 men with him in the citv
and was prepared to give the enemy a
Last night there were brought int
Torreon 365 federal prisoners, who
were expected to take the rebel oath of
allegiance and join General Villa's
SAYS TANOO ORIGINATED
IN TENDERLOIN DISTRICT
Seattle, Wash., April 13. The tango
was sizzled on one side and then turned
and browned on tho other, when Dr.
M. A. Mathews touched upon the lat
est dancing craze, in a sermon entitled
"Slowing Down," at the First Pres
byterian church last night.
"The tango," he told his congrega
tion, "comes direct from the tender
loin." THREE INJURED IN WRECK.
Chicago, HI., April 13. Suffering
from a broken hip, in a local hospital,
was Misa Norma Enriok of Los An
geles, one of three persons injured in
a wreck last night at Indiana. Harbor
on the Lake Shore railroad.