San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 226, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 13, 1912 Page: 1 of 18
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Tanks and Towers
Complete Installation of Waterworks
VOLUME XLVI1—NO. 226.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1012-EIGHTEEN PAGES.
bber. Balata, Bird's B'llleye
-hed. orders Promptly Exe
LYON SWINGS BI LK OF ORGANI-
ZATION INTO NEW PARTY
OF BULL MOOSE.
Taft Men Will Name New State Com-
mittee at Session in One Hall,
While Roosevelt Adherents
Do Same Thing in An-
Sfnff Spcclal to The Expreis.
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 12.—Roose-
velt's champion in the South, Col.
Cecil A. Lyon, of Sherman, today
swung the bulk of the Republican or-
ganization of Texas into the new
party of the Bull Moose. He accom-
plished this feat to the accompani-
ment of imprecations on his Theo-
iorean allegiance and desertion of the
"old line," the hoots and hisses and
denunciations of the Taft following
ind with a background of bluecoats
from the Dallas police force.
Lyon holds seventeen and claims
'he support of nineteen of the thirty-
one executive committeemen of Texas.
The seventeen stayed with him
through the day, while H. F. Mac-
Gregor's Taft clan, with Charles A.
Warnken of Houston as chairman,
sweltered in an adjoining room in the
Chamber of Commerce and started
anew the construction of the Repub-
lican political machinery.
When Committeeman John E. Elgin
of San Antonio, with Sergeant at Anns
Holtmark of Dublin pulling him from
the committee room and police elbow-
ing the crowd, moved that Lyon name
two committeemen and MacGregor two,
to "agree on a process of separation,"
the auditorium seethed with wtldly-
. h luting nr.d gesticulating politicians.
Continued on Page 'three.
INDEX OF THE NEWS
AFTER DERAILING CARS REBELS
SLAUGHTER SOLDIERS AND
LEADERS IN THE DEMOCRACY OF TEXAS
WHO WILL BE GIVEN NEW PARTY HONORS
San Antonio and vicinity: Generally fair
today and tomorrow,
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pnper 1n Southwest Texas carryiutf the
full day and night wire service of the
Awoclnted Press, everywhere recog
nlsed as the greatest new*-gathering
organization In the world.
page 1—Zapata rebels kill fifty-six In At-
tack on passenger train.
Friction developed in Colquitt ranks
over early-closing plank.
Traffic manager of Gould railroads
says Texas Is facing car shortage.
Cecil Lyon swings majority of Texas
Republicans to Bull Moose party.
PAGE 8-—News of Austin.
Capital City Is deserted.
Detachment o? territory for common
school districts barred by law.
PAGE 3—Plans completed for Democratic
convention. Temporary offW'rs selected.
PAGE 8—Women and society.
Ernesto Madero, Mexican Secretary of
Finance, returns to capital.
PAGE 9—CatHn unseated by House of
Promise express service direct to
Weather and crop conditions.
PAGK ll—Explosion at Cleburne starts
Cuero firemen celebrate.
PAGE 12—Bronchos win game behind good
pitching by ('rabble.
Locals will close with Austin today
and then face Houston here.
Hownrrl-Shelton match postponed until
Waco loses again and Houston ties
PAGE 14—Real estate transactions.
PAGE 1&— Real estate men want new
PAGE Ifi—Local wholesale and live stock
PAGE IT—Stocks, bonds, cotton and grain
"AGE 18—Increased Stae funds for San
Antonio public schools.
city Council gotn report from Alex-
ander rotter, water expert.
Caiu Sells urges Texans to raise $50,000
for Wilson campaign.
Suit against Medina Irrigation Com-
pany goes to Federal Court.
Hlg increase in scholastic population
of Bexar County.
Harvest Jubilee committee completes
ph.us lor festival.
Fingers of Victims Chopped Off to
Get Rings, and Ornaments Are
Torn From Ears of Women
and Their Bodies Other-
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 12.-Thlrty-
Bix soldiers and more than twenty pas-
sengers were slaughtered by Zapatistas
yesterday afternoon In a canyon one
kilometer north ot Ticuman, 110 miles
southeast of the City of Mexico. Meager
details, which did not reach' the ciyt un-
til this afternoon, indicate that the sav-
agery displayed was no less, and perhaps
greater, than that which characterized
the massacre of troops and passengers
on a train between Cnernavaca and tho
City of Mexifco on July 2<1 So far as
known tonight, only a part of the train
The lirst story of the assault was sent
back to tho City of Mexico today by
Conductor Marin and Collector Domin-
guez, who, although wounded, had man-
aged to make their way to Yautepec, a
distance of twelve miles. They were
forced to steal through the Zapatistas'
line and did not arrive at the telegraph
station until some time today.
REBKLS BURN THE WOUNDED.
Afer firing had ceased the rebels
swarmed down tho hillside and set fire
to the three cars composing the train. A
few of the wounded had crawled out
onto the right of way, thus escaping
the fate of those unable to leave the
cars. They were burned. According to
reports received, the leader of the rebels
made absolutely no effort to restrain hit
men from a.cts of brutality greater than
any that has yet marked tl» campaign
in the south. The wounded, pleading for
their lives, were struck down without
pity by tho bloodthirsty rebels, and even
looting was held In abeyance until the
slaughter was complete.
Not satisfied with robbing their vic-
tims in ordinary manner, the fingers of
men and women were chopped off with
machetes in order that the rings they
bore might be more quickly secured. Or-
naments were torn from the ears of the
women and their bodies were otherwise
Among the passengers were two news-
paper meu who have sent no report of
the disaster to their papers and who
were among the killed. They were on
their way to hold an interview with
Kmiliano Zapata, the chief of the
rebels. One of these, H. L. Strauss, a
native of Uruguay, and consular agent
of his country In this eity, was employed
at one time on the New York Herald.
He was making his trip into the Zapata
territory as a representative of El Im-
parcinl. The other correspondent was
j ignacio Herrerias.
] The ill-fated train left the City of
Mexico yesterday morning. For the
most part the passengers belonged to
the farming element and lower classes.
The soldiers who had been detailed to act
as a guard were from the Eleventh Bat-
talion, commanded by Lieutenant Key-
SOLDIERS PUT UP GOOD FIGHT.
By costly experience the troops were 011
the alert - from tho time they were ten
miles out of the national capital, but
not the least hostility bad been encoun-
tered until the train ran into the canyon.
There a rail had been loosened and as
the locomotive left the track a volley of
rifle shots was poured into the train with
deadly effect. It was centered ou the
coach In which mist ot the soldiers were
riding, but soon became general, the reb-
els apparently not caring whether they
distinguished passenger from federal.
Captain Samarconu's order to reply to the
fire was carried out by the entrapped sol-
diers. notwithstanding tho advantage
which the hillsides gave I the attackers,
l'luckily every man of the guard fought
uutll silenced. A few «f the passenger
seizing guns from the fallen soldiers as-
sisted in the defense, but the unequal
battle lusted only a short time.
Acting upon information brought to
them by the fugitive members of the
train, the authorities of Yautepec notified
those at Cunutia, who prepared to send
a punitive, expedition from there. This
was not got under way until late to-
day, Another train was sent from the
north towards the scene of the massacre
fyi order to recover the bodies and to
give aid to any wounded who might he
FEW PA8SEGNKRS ESCAPE.
The wounded members of the train
crew, who were brought here late to-
night, confirm the earlier reports of the
massacre. According to them the Zapa-
tistas, who numbered about 300, were
commanded by Amador diliitr, The
lighting lasted about an hour. A dra-
matic Incident marked its close. Every
soldier ot Lieutenant Keynoso's command
was down when he, who had escaped
serious injury, Jumpfd from the ear.
Straight toward the advancing rebels he
ran. firing at then) with bis pistol. He
fell wounded, but continued his fire until
his body was riddled with bullets.
Strauss, the correspondent ot EI Inipar-
rial was struck In tlie face With a pistol
and then shot down by another Zapatista,
who shouted that he was "only a worth-
less new-paper man."
Gerald Brandon of El Dlario had ex-
pected to accompany Herrerias and
Strauss, but went out on another train.
According to the trplnmen not more
than ten or eleven of the thirty-two pas-
sengers escaped into the surrounding
Senator C. B. Iludipeth of El I'aso,
who will likely be permanent chairman of Walter Collins of Htllsboro. who will likely succeed Sheb Wllllnms ns chairman
of the State Executive Committee.
WILL BE UP TO THE SHIPPERS TO
CO-OPERATE BY QUICKLY RE-
TONNAGE 10 I
it is going to be up to the shipper as
well as the railroads to prevent a car
shortage in Texas In the next few months,
according to Neat M. Leach, assistant to
the president of the International k Great
Northern and traffic manager of the Texas
,t Pacific ltailway. One thing that will
bring about the shortage is the fact that
the farmers of Texas have this year grown
bountiful feed crops and none of this will
hove to lie shipped into the State. Thus,
t-he shippers here will not have the use of
such equipment as would have been useo
for the shipment Of feedstuffs Into the
Discussing the remedies for a car shoit-
age Mr. Leach had this to say:
"The warning given out by Chairman
\V. A. Garrett of the Western ltallwaj
Association as to prospective car shortage
"There are bumper crops ail over the
country. The West lias the biggest corn,
wheat, oats and hay crops for years,
Texas, as you know, is particularly fortu-
nate in this respect.
"While the Texas cotton crop is suffer-
ing severely from dry weather, we will 110
doubt have as much cotton to move this
year as we did last.
SHOULD RELHAKE CARS QUICKLY.
"All of this movement comes at once.
It Is hoped that the shippers will co-
operate with the railroads and for the
general good release equipment promptly.
The demurrage of $1 ti day paid by ship-
pers on loaded cars held will not be com-
pensatory to the carriers. Besides, u■
ni-e going to need every, car we enu pes
slbly get. hold of, and where one man
holds a ear another mail Is certain to suf
fer, and eventually it will, of course, react
011 the man holding the car, who uitiy in
turn find himself short of equipment.
"For the last two or three years there
has been a big movement of feedstuffs
into Texas from the West. There will not
be this movement this year, as we have
enough of our own.
"While the big crops will, of course, lie
of great monetary benefit to the people
of Texas, the railroads will not have the
same source of supply for empty cars that
they have had heretofore, as Northern
connections will not deliver the same num-
ber of cars loaded with grain and hay as
SHOULD PULL TOGETHER.
"When the Gould lines established a
lower export rate on grain from Missouri
Hirer to gulf ports one thing that in-
fluenced them was the expectation of get
ting equipment from this source. U'11-
forimutely the export, grain movement is
not materializing to as great an extent as
anticipated, due largely to lower ocean
rates from the Atlantic seaboard than
from gulf ports.
"There is 110 way of getting away from
the fact that we are threatened with a car
shortage, and t sincerely trust that all
Interests will pull together to minimize
It as much as possible. Of course, I am
not speaking particularly of our own lines,
but the shortage will probably be universal
- extending all over the United States.
"1 11111 glad to note that the Texas com
mission has published Chairman Garrett's
circular letter and hope that It will have
a salutary effect."
llr. I.each left last night for the North.
SOLDIER OF THIRD CAVALRY IS
WOUNDED IN ENGAGEMENT
NEAR COLUMBUS, N. M.
Eb PASO, Tex., Aug. 12.--Phillip
Plotcher, Trop A, Third Cavalry, was
brought to E i'aso tonight shot through
the body and in a dying condition, as a
result of a wound received early this
morning in a fight with ammunition
smugglers at Columbus, N. M.
Incarnation Tabara, a rebel, was also
brought here wounded.
The soldiers caught the rebels in the
act of smuggling and opened fire. The
rebels returned the fire and a battle took
pace. The wounded trooper recently
came here from San Antonio with his
Nothing further has been beard from
raiders east of El I'aso in Texas. Troop
L, Third Cavalry, ordered to the scene
from San Antonio, went into camp at
Flnlay, seventy-one miles east of here,
today, and will picket that portion of
the international line.
ONE REBEL IS KILLED
Several Other* Are Captured in Fight
in Big Bend.
WASHINGTON, D. t\, Aug. 12,-ChM-
ing a party of "gun runners" down In
the Big Bend country of Texas Satur-
day night, Maj. Sedgwick Rice of the
Third Cavalry for the first time met
with serious resistance, according to
reports to the War Department. Mexi-
can rebels fired at the soldiers and one
private was slightly wounded. The
troops returned the fire, killing one
rebel and capturing several others with
60,000 rounds of ammunition. Other
rebels, tho report says, escaped across
the international line.
Colonel Steever's reort regarding the
small rebel band which raided Ameri-
can teniiny last week minimizes the
whole alfair which the colonel says re-
sulted In the stealing of two horseB.
The character of the country where
the raids occurred is such that it Is
often impossible for a person to tell
when he is on one side or the other of
the boundary. Therefore the War De-
partment officials are inclined to be-
lieve the Mexicans may not have been
Colonel Steever late today was In-
formed by telegraph that he could draw
upon tin <100,000 fund appropriated by
Congress for Hie relief of American ret-
ugees from Mexico.
Mexicans Begin Trade Excursion.
GALVESTON, Tex., Aug. 12.—Headed
by Dr. Adolfo Fitter, members of the
Tabasco Muxlco trade excursionists, be-
gan their month's tour of Texas today,
when they went to Beaumont on a morn-
ing train- They will visit Waco, Dallas,
Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and
Houston ill the Interest of better trade
relations between Mexico and this Coun-
try. The party arrived in Galveston lust
ZAPATISTAS CAPTURE AND LOOT
THE TOWN—BATTLE IMMI-
NENT AT TOLUCA.
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 12.—Two
hundred dead were lying In tho streets
of Ixtapa tonight when Genovevo de
la O's band of Zapatistas halted 011 its
march to Toluca, the capital of the
State of Mexico, only fifteen miles
north. The village was garrisoned by
a few more than one hundred rurales.
Some fighting around Tcnaneingo took
place earlier in the day, but the t»00
federals quartered there bad caused
the rebels to concentrate on the smaller
garrison of rurales. At the end of the
fight all the rurales were dead and tne
total of 200 Included many "f the towns-
people as well as Zapatistas. The ru-
rales fought desperately ami refused to
The spoils taken included 11,000 rounds
of ammunition. The town was looted.
The account of the fighting was
brought, hero tonight by passengers from
Toluca, who made the trip In an aul"-
moblle. Toluca is now garrisoned by
more than u00 federals, but the passen-
gers from there said that, the residents
were almost, panic stricken, believing a
FE0EI5 0110 Ml
Kahat'o and Tellez, With 5,000 Men,
Reach Nuevo Casas
EL I'ASo, Tex., Aug. 12.—Generals Ka-
bago and Telle/, with an army of 5,000
ledei:ils an- pressing toward Juarez, 011
the iMixito Northwestern Hallway, ac-
1 hiding i" advices received late today by
ffderal Officers lien. It is announced
tin.t the federals have reached Nueva
Casas Graudes, 100 miles southwest of
jiicrez, where General Orozco with less
tl an 7"i rebels is stationed.
The federals are repaiilng the disrupted
Northwestern and leaving small garrisons
along their route, according to tlie offi-
cial report. Strong detachments have been
sent into tie abandoned Mormon colonies
to prevent further disorders.
According to federal advices received
here, Colonel O'lloran, in command of the
tederuls repairing the destroyed right of
way nf the M' xican Central, lias reached
Iai Glutei, about one-third of the dis-
tance from tho city of Chihuahua to
Juarez it Is understood General Huerta
and the greater portion of the federal
army about tlie city of Chihuahua re-
mains at the state capital pending the
repairing of the Mexican Central,
PROCEEDINGS WERE WORKED
UP TO THRILLS WHEN A RE-
PORTER WAS DISCOVERED.
Bryan, prohibition and \V ilsoli, ill the
order named, received the ragtime ap-
plause at the caucus of the Prohibition
Democrats hist night at the Menger Hotel.
It was otherwise known as 11 Ramsey expe-
rience meeting, was attended by about one
hundred and fifty earnest and perspiring
gentlemen, and tackled everything from
the constitution of Texas to the ileni/.eiis
Senator O. S. Lattlinore acted as chair-
man. Senator ,1. C. McN'ealus was secre-
tary anil fill leu F. Thomas waved the
baton. There were others, but whenever
the limelight flickered they moved their
The spirit of the meeting was fight:
From temporary chairman to sergeant-
nt-sims Hie Itamsey men will put In nom-
ination their friends at the convention.
J. M. Alderdyee will be named by the
caucus members as temporary chairman
and Senator Lattimore will be offered as
permanent chairman. Captain Pace, who
said be believed In making a "second
charge" in every battle, ivlll handle the
big stick nt the door, if those who spent
two hours in the ballroom of the Menger
.•,111 bring about such a result.
It was decided to leave to a
committee of five the advisability of ad-
vocating that no one who cannot rea l,
write and make nut his own ticket without
aid shall have the ballot. An exception
was made as to those more than HO years
ot age. in order that no Confederate might,
be deprived nf the privilege of passing up-
on tne merlls "I candidates fur office.
Judge ,1. M. Itii'luirds spiling this res-
olution and time and again lie was com-
pelled to enter the lists against those who
opposed Ids ideas. It would not be amiss
to state that lie entered every time any-
one challenged hlni.
Just IIS niaIters were growing thrilling
Mr Thomas observed 11 newspaperman,
lie Immediately proposed that Hie meet-
ing go into executive session and that
nothing lie pfiuted,
There was some discussion, and then
some more, but the power of the press was
An effort was made to name a candidate
for chairman of tRe State executive com-
mittee and several names were suggested,
Inn the Idea did not get any where.
No action was taken in the matter of
submitting to the electorate the question
of the control of the whisky traffic.
It was a famous victory, hut no one
seemed to know exactly who or what wou.
There will be other caucuses as the wel-
fare of the country may demand.
San Antonio, Texas 1912
San Antonio Express: Enclosed find my contribu-
to tfic National Democratic Campaign Fund.
GOVERNOR DECLARES HE WILL
STAND FIRM ON HIS PLEDGE
TO THE PEOPLE
I! BE BMLEY PROPOSAL
Friends of Senator Propose Resolu-
tion Endorsing His Work—Steam
Roller to Be Used to Defeat
the Ramsey State Com-
Though th« great majority of th« Col-.
quitt delegates who will sit in the con-
vention which meets In Market Hall at
nutn today are men who are willing to
subscribe and ratify eny doctrine, with-
in reason, the Governor wants, there is
a probability of one of the keenest
wrangles before the committee on plat-
form and resolutions ever witnessed in a
gathering of the Democratic party in
litis State. It was made manifest in
both district caucusos and In the general
Colquitt caucus last night that many men
here to help expound ihe party's creed
havo no sort of putlenca with the Gov-
ernor's desire to redeem and keep faith
with at least ono of his platform pledges.
Men representing two senatorial dis-
tricts, the Fourteenth and the Seven-
teenth, Inst meted their members of tho
committor cn platform and lesolutions
to vote and work against the Governor s
early closing recommendations. E. A.
McLowell of Beaumont will be the mem-
ber for the Fourteenth and James B.
Stubbs of Galveston will .epresent tho
In addition to this, Comal and other
counties stood straight up in indignation
to the Colquitt caucus at ths St, Anthony
and asserted they would havo no con-
cession whatever to the "heresies of pro-
hibitionists." 'there was so much con-
fusion luctd-int to the row that, brewed
through a stormy half hour that FtUtugh
F. Hill of Denton County withdrew <t
resolution ha had offeted and which con-
templated an en j ji cement of every
plank in the platform the Governor will
Colonel R. M. Johnston of Houston,
editor uf '1 no Pest and ono of the
staunchest of the Governor's friends,
started the disturbance by offering ths
resolution first. Fred M. Stevena, mem-
ber of the Legislature for Liberty County,
Interposed a militant objection and said
„that, if the caucus proposed to bind him
on every plank/in the platform, he would
have to leave Chairman S. P. llardwick,
presiding, took the liberty of holding that
a caucus could not bmd the minority.
"What's the caucus for, then?" was
the query utter»d by many, but llard-
wick stuck to his decision. Fltzhugh Hill
wanted to know If he understood this
to mean that a Colquitt caucus had re-
fused to adopt a Colquitt platform.
Forthwith he renewed the Johnston mo-
tion and there was more disorder.
It all ended In liasty adjournment. The
rnueus had really accomplished nothing
save to discover, necordlng to reports
made by delegates, that, of the 820 dels-
gates In the convention, 632 of them sM
committed to Colquitt, and, generally
speaking, to the Colquitt policies. After
the incipient row no effort was made
to leuru Just how many will stand for a
recommendation pledglu„ ihe party to de-
mand a law closing the saloons at i.'M
every week-day night.
MAY INJECT BAILEY ISSUE.
Former Congressman Sam Bronsou
Cooper uf Beaumont proposes to Inject
something else In the convention that may
seud harmony to the four winds. He
said last night lie will offer n resolution
endorsing the work of Joseph Weldon
Bailey In the Senate of the United States,
regretting his retirement from public life,
Col. K. M. Johnston praised Senator
liuiley as ids friend aud as one of the
greatest men of the Nation lu his speech
I (fore the Colquitt cuueus. He said he
ini^lit he injecting somethlug into the
proceedings that had no business there,
but that lie would any It, anyway. There
was considerable applause for Colonel
Jobuito" » remarks and some cheers for
But Hie introduction of such a -esoiu-
tton us Mr. Cooper suggest* will raise
the Ire of every null Bailey man In the
convention and bring on the old fight
with ill1 the earnestness they know how
to employ. It has been known for wveke
thnt friend* of Senator Bailey were smart-
ing under the treatment given him by the
llorston convention in May, aud that
tl ey would welcome u chuueo to pay Llui
It may be there are enough Bailey men
ir the convection to approve the pro-
gramme of Mr. Cooper. It may be there
are not enough to Ir.nke such a course
pc stdhle. Certain it is a move of this
kind would bring u roar from men who
di n't want any extraneous Issues nigged
In, as well as from those who oppose
any laudation of Senator Builey anywhere
at any time.
STEAM ROLLER OILED UP.
So certain are the Colquitt leaders of
their ability to use that Implement ot
political usefulness known us the steam
roller that they have agreed among them-
selves that at least three senatorial dis-
tricts where Colquitt obtained a popular
majority, but where the Itamseyites con-
trolled the conventions, shall not be si-
lomv| to name Itiiiiisey men on the State
committee The three districts to which
this muled attention is promised to be
paid are Mil' l"il Woith uml Waco.
Governor Colquitt carried Ihill.i- ilc-
Lennini and Tarrant Counties, but'Rauiy?
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