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HARRISBURG l|§K& TELEGRAPH
LXXXIII— No. 44
U. S. TO INVESTIGATE
KILLING OF RUNIM
IT JUAREZ. BO
Mystery Surrounds Death of El
Paso Man; Subject of
HE HAD A MILITARY TRIAL
Indignation Meeting Is Talked of
Among Refugees of For -
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Bryan to Probe
Death of Benton
WASHINGTON, D. 0., Feb. 20.
Secretary Bryan after
a Cabinet conference or
dered an immediate investigation
of the killing of W. 8. Benton, the
English ranch owner, at .Juarez.
By Associated Press
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 20.—William
S. Benton, of El Paso, Scotchman, sub
ject of Ureat Britain, is dead. The
death ot the man is confirmed by
General Pancho Villa and was offi
cially conveyed to the widow here by
United States Consul T. D. Edwards,
Mystery surrounds the report of
the death. William Benton, a cousin
of the dead man, confirmed the re
"Consul Edwards told Mrs. Benton,"
lie said, "that her husband was dead
In Juarez. The Consul said Villa has
confirmed this, but skid that Villa
had asked him not to make public
the details except in official dispatches
of his government."
Benton was executed Tuesday night
after a trial by a military court in
Juarez, of which Frederico Gonzales
Garza was the head, according to what
appears to be a correct version of the
analr. The charge against Benton was
that he was implicated in a plot to
take Villa's life.
Villa left for the south this morning
on h special train. Benton was last
seen alive in Juarez Tuesday morning.
He was making his way to Villas
home and said ho was going to "tell
Villa what he thought of him.'' for
the manner in which his ranch, the
"Los Remedio," in western Chihuahua,
l*d been looted and raided by rebel
Instructions had been sent by the
State. Department yesterday to Consul
Edwards, it is reported, to see that
no harm should come to Benton, the
instructions being sent at the request
of flic British Ambassador at Wash
ington. The warning. It now appears,
conic foo late.
it Is supposed that Villa's defense
will be that the man was shot be
cause ho entered Villa's oftice and
started to draw a gun, although the
cousin eays Benton did not go to
Juarez armed. Benton had been In
Mexico for about twenty-five years.
He was about. 4 5 years old.
Benton and Villa have been ac
quaintances for many years. Benton
liew him when as an outlaw, more or
less accepted as a part of the Mexican
social fabric, the then bandit crossed
the Benton ranch.
Yesterday Villa, who had consist
ently denied that lie had Benton in
custody told a reporter that Benton
was armed when he made his visit.
Friends of the ranchman assert that
Benton, while of" fiery temper and
ready to use fists, was of sober habit
and never known to carry a gun.
His great reason for going unarmed
was his own knowledge of his temper.
Consul Edwards was the first to
learn the true facts. He gave Mrs.
Benton only a bare outline of the
"1 have telegraphed all details at my
command to Washington," said the
Consul, "and if made public it must be
from nhere. 1 pledged my word to
Villa not to make the details public."
Asked what disposal had been made
of the body, Edwards replied:
"X do not think it will be seen on
this side of the border."
Villa's sudden departure with his
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Late News Bulletins
CHAMBERLAIN AMENDMENT REJECTED
Wafllriiigton. I'Vb. 2(1.— 8y a \otc of 40 to 13 tlic Senate in execu
tive session to-day rejected the Chamberlain amendment to the Spanish
general arbitration treaty to exempt from arbitration questions relating
to Panama tolls, immigration, admission of children to State schools anil
nil questions involving the Monroe Doctrine.
EXAMINE INSANE INMATES
nr. l>. SehafTiier and l)r. C. .1. B. Flowers, county physicians, this
afternoon examined seventeen Inmates or the county almshouse with a
■view to transferring them to the State Insane Asylum in accordance with
the action taken recently by the Poor Directors and the Slate Board of
CHICK HARTLEY JOINS FEDERALS
Chicago, 111., Feb. 20.—ClilcU Hartley, a former Harrlsburg, Pa.,
pitcher, has signed with the 8t„ Douis Federals.
STEAMER TOWED INTO PORT
Queeustown, Ireland. Feb. 20.—The big Dutch oil tank steamship
Rotterdam was towed Into port, here to-day bv a tug and three steam
trawlers.. She lopt her rudder In the Atlantic during a gale when eight
days out from Amsterdam on the way to New York.
NO DRY DOCK FOR ATLANTIC COAST
Washington, Feb. at).—Tho House Naval Committee to-day voted
against building a naval dry dock at. any point oil the Atlantic eoast this
year and thus disposed or the rival claims of Norfolk and Philadelphia
GIFT FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS
... «. Y,,r^ b - 20.—The Board of Foreign Missions of the Metlio
churoh announced to-day that It, had reel veil a gift of
$175,000 from a donor whose name Is withheld. The money, the largest
■dngle gift ever made to the iKiard, Is to form a permanent endowment
fund for mission work.
J™ C , 9s |l ««.—Amal. Copper, 7fl; American Sugar. 105 %;
93; Canadian l*a«;llic, 211%; I hesapeake and Ohio, 61 ; Chicago, Mll
waukee aml St. Paul, 103: T-ehlgli Valley, 151 <4; New York Central.
Northern Paclllo, 110 </ g; Reading. 167%; P. R. It., 113% ; South
ern Pacific, !>«% ; Union Pacific, 161%; IT.l T . S. Steel. (10.
.^ ork V market closed steady. Apathy was the
distinguishing feature of the late dealings. Tlie narrow fluctuations
were in keeping with the idleness of the market.
MISKED BfflDlTS ROB
TBI OF MM 11
EStIPE 111 HESS
Robbers Overlook Sack Contain
ing SIO,OOO and Big Con
signment of Stamps
WHISTLE WHILE THEY WORK
Railroad Police With Bloodhounds
Scour District For
By Associated Press
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 20. —Kail-
road police with bloodhounds early
to-day began a search for three rob
bers who last night held up the Queen
and Crescent's southbound "New Or
leans Limited" twelve miles north of
Birmingham and rifled mail pouches
of registered mail said to contain more
than $40,000. Just how much was
taken, it was said, would not be known
until post office authorities had
checked tip. In,their haste the robbers
overlooked a sack containing SIO,OOO
consigned to New Orleans and a big
consignment of stamps.
The fast train, crowded with pas
sengers on their way to the Mardi
(Jras at New Orleans, had just left
Atalla, Ala., when B. .T. Murphy, the
engineman, heard the stern command:
"Throw up your hands."
He turned to find a masked man
standing in the locomotive cab with a
revolver leveled at his head. Two
other men were climbing down the
coal in the tender. The first robber
took hold of the locomotive throttle
and stopped the train, while his com
panions guarded engineman and fire
Train Cut Apart
When the train came to a halt the
robbers forced Murphy and bis fire
man to uncouple the locomotive and
mail car from the express and passen
ger coaches and bidding them stay by
the rest of the train opened the throt
tle and sped away into the night.
Two nifiles down the track the rob
bers again stopped and went back to
the mail car. Realizing a robbery was
planned, the five mail clerks had ex
tinguished the lights In their car and
hail locked the doors. They opened
up to the robbers, however, when
threats to dynamite the car were made
and the robbers entered unresisted.
"Who's the chief clerk?" the leader
"T am," replied A. B. Mervllle.
"Well, let's have the registered mall,
and tie quick a trout it," was the order.
Whistle As The} Work
Thf bandit leader's two companions
forced Jlerville's four assistants to
leave the car. Merville himself was
slow about complying with the order
to disclose the whereabouts of the
registered mail and one of the robbers
stabbed him in the shoulder with a
Merrily the robbers set about their
task, whistling as they ripped open
tlie sacks. One took the registered
account book and checked over the
parcels while the others worked.
Having, as they thought, obtained
all the registered mail, the, robbers
wished Mervllle "good luck" and after
cutting the mail car from the locomo
tive' climbed aboard and were off.
The locomotive was abandoned near
Birmingham and at this point early
to-day officers started the blood
WIMi TEST LABOK I/AW
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. 20. —The constitu
tionality of the new State labor law,
prohibiting the employment of women
in factories and mercantile establish
ments between the hours of 10 p. m.
and G a. m., is to be tested in the
Court of Appeals in the case of Mrs.
AT WORK ON TREATIES
By Associated Press
Washington, I>. C., Feb. 20. —Exten-
sion of general arbitration treaties
with eight foreign nations still was be
fore the Senate to-day. Discussion
centered upon an amendment by Sen
ator Chamberlain to exempt from ar
bitration the paramount issues in
volved in foreign relations of the gov
ernment at this time.
HARRISBURG, PA. r FRIDAY EVENING, FEB RUARY2O,I9I4
IWITH BEER BOTTLES
IN MM. TINY TOTS
| TODDLE DOT HOMES
Mothers Sit and Drink With
Children, Lawyer Tells
MANY SIGN REMONSTRANCE
Church Council Has Tip That Cer
tain Witnesses Have Com
I "Small children go about their
J homes carrying bottles of beer in their
; arms-—bottles that are nearly as large
j as the children.
, "Mothers get the beer and drink it
j before and with their children.
"Beer is taken into the houses by
! the keg and the ease and the men
I drink and drink until It is all gone.
"Beer they will have; beer they
! must have. That Is and always has
j been their custom."
On the witness stand in Dauphin
County License Court this morning
I David P. Baker, who is asking for a
I retail liquor license in the South Third
I street foreign quarter, to-day told
j President Judge Kunkel that these
I were some of the evils that were due
to the lack of a licensed hotel in the
I foreign section.
Because there is no bar near by at
! which they can go and get their glass
j of beer and drink it and go home
, after the day's work, the foreigners
| buy the liquor in larger quantities,
!'form parties at their homes, drink
j until the keg or case is emptied. Then
I the carousals that frequently give the
, police so much trouble follow.
Baker Case Now On
Maker and John Shupp, another
Steelton applicant, were the only cases
i which occupied President Judge
Kunkel's attention this morning. The
| Baker case extended into the after
; noon. Shupp wants a license for Front
'and Mohn streets. No testimony was
heard, however, the application for
1 the license and remonstrance only be
| ing filed.
In addition to the Steelton school
i board, which objects to the South.
Third street hotel because rtf the prox
! lmity to one of the school houses and
| the moral effect on the children, a
i long list of Steelton citizens remon
] strafed against both applications,
j Strenuous objection is also being made
I by the Pennsylvania Steel Company.
Maker On £lanri
Maker hiiuself wafi on the stand
most of the morning. Most of bis
testimony was liased on what he de
clared is a. need for the foreign sec
tion No remonstrance against Baker's
fitness as a licensee waH filed. Maker
is well known and liked In county and
| Courthouse circles, being connected
| with the court as an interpreter. '
The Rev. John M. Daughert.y, presi
i dent of the Civic Council of Federated
Churches of Harrlsburg. declared this
afternoon that the executive commit
tee meant to investigate with a view to
prosecuting for perjury several of the
witnesses who testified in one of yes
terday's liquor application hearings.
"We've, reason to believe frcm what
developed on the stand and from in
formation we had before the hea.rlng
was held that some of these witnesses
for the applicants didn't tell the truth
and in fact really perjured them
selves." declared the Rev. Mr. Daugh
erty. "Wo mean to look into this and,
if possible, to bring prosecutions."
To Install Pastor
of Holy Communion
Church on Sunday
| The Rev. John Henry Miller will
J be installed as pastor of Holv Com
! munion Evangelical Lutheran Church
j Sevententh and State streets, on Sun
day morning, at 10.45 o'clock.
| The Rev. H. Branson Richards
j president of the Lancaster Confer
ence, will conduct the Installation cer
emonies, and the Rev. Dr. J. C. Kunz
man, of Philadelphia, superintendent
of English home missions of the Gen
eral Council of the church will make
[the charge to the pastor. The Rev.
C. Krauth Fegley. of Allentotwn, a
former pastor of Holy Communion
'Jhurch, will make the charge to the
congregation. The Rev. Mr. Fegley
!is field missionary of the Board of
I Home Missions.
At the evening services, the Rev.
I Mr. Richards will preach the sermon.
Prominent Choir Singer
in New York Arrested
For Attempted Robbery
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. 20.—The initials in
a hat left behind by a burglar in a
I Bronx flat led to the arrest and con
'fesslon. according to police announce
ment to-day, of George W. Acker, 23
years old, professional choir singer,
who detectives were loath to accuse
because of his high standing in church
The arrest of Acker followed an
attack made on Mrs. Charles Rose on
| Wednesday night by a burglar, who,
j after failing to cow her at the point of
ja revolver, beat her with his weapon
and escaped, leaving his hat behind.
The burglar had posed as a gas in
spector to gain admission to the flat.
The Initials in the hat* were
' "G. W. A." and the space under the
; band served as an envelope for sev
eral contracts Issued by an uptown
j church and also for several colored
.cards awarded for continuous attend
! ance at the Sunday school at that
Going to the church, the detectives
i got a list of every member whose
.name begins with "A" and found the
| name George W. Acker.
DIVORCE BILL AMENDED
By Associated Press
I Chicago, 111., Feb. 20.—The divorce
| bill filed here by lime. Ernestine
j Schumann-Heink-Rapp, the grand
: opera singer, against William Rapp,
Jr.. of New .York, was amended to
day so as to carry a statutory charge
against Rapp. "K. E. Deane," was
I the name given in the amendment as
that ol the woman In the case Rapp
was alleged to have heen acquainted
I willi her in New York in I!t 12 and
SPEND TWO DAYS WITH
REILY HOSE COMPANY
Millionaire of a Day Will Exhibit
Statue and Make Speeches
at Firemen's Fair
WILL ARRIVE HERE MONDAY i
Plans Lecture Tour of the State j
and Will Try His Voice
in This City
"Butcli" AlcDevitt's star has not set.
lie is coming to Harrlsburg next
Monday Tor a two days' stay, when
lie will give a lecture twice each even
ing at the Reily Hose Company's fair,
and. oli! yes. will exhibit his statue.
"Butch." known as the "millionaire |
Tor a day," opens a tour of the State >
In Harrlsburg. He will arrive from
Wllkes-Barre Monday afternoon and I
will bo met at the Pennsylvania Rail
road station by the Rcily Hose boys In
full uniform and the West End band.
On Tuesday McDevitt is to be taken
about the city and will probably call
oti Governor John K. Tener and other
•State officials. .McDevitt will leave for 1
home Wednesday morning.
The Reily boys last night were vis- |
lted by thirty members of the Citizen 1
company and received a big cake from |
Administration Takes Up
Water Rights Question
By Associated Press
Washington, Feb. 20.—Conservation
—particularly as it affects the building
of water power project in the naviga
ble streams of the country—was add
ed to the chief administration policies
Conservation interests in and out
of Congress, learned in a preliminary
I way the answer of whether the fed
eral government or the States shall be i
[supreme in the matter of water rights}
jln navigable rivers. Secretary Garri-|
json has written a letter on the subject
[addressed to Chairman Adamson, of j
Ithe House committee on Inter-State!
land foreign commerce. Until he hasi
consulted Mr. Adamson, Secretary
j Garrison will withhold formal an
nouncement of his views.
j Spaniards Buried Alive
in Torreon Is Repo/t
By Associated Pres.*
Madrid, Spain, Feb. 20.—Stories of
the shooting 1o death of seventy-five
Spaniards and the burial alive of ai
number of otherß by Mexican rebels at ;
Torreon, are published at length in I
most of the newspapers of Madrid and j'
lite provinces to-day. The incidents}
were narrated by passengers on board j
Hie Spanish steamer Antonio Lopez,
.which sailed from Vera Cruz on Jan
uary 27 and has arrived at Cadiz.
an FOLK win
| Civic Council, Official Representa
tive Body to Meet in Spe
Harrisburg church people repre
sented by the Civic Council of Fed
erated Churches will meet in special
session Monday evening to formally
protest to City Council against the dis
missal of V. Grant Forrer as park
Forrer is one of the city employes
slated to be dropped March 1 by the
provisions of the Lynch resolution and
who will likely be held over for i v
month by a resolution to be offered by
Commissioner Taylor, superintendent
of parks and public property.
In some of the city churches Sun
day the ministers from their pulpits
i will call attention to the dismissal of
j Forrer; to-night the Harrisburg Track
Athletic Committee will meet to adopt
| resolutions on the subject which will
i be forwarded to Council, and to-day
! Hie petitions of protest were in clr
jrulation among the children of the
Children's l»innt Petition
All told there are in the neighbor-
I hood of 6,000 to 7,000 youngsters who
fruquented the playgrounds and ever
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| Goethals Does Not Want
to Attend the Formal
Opening oi Big Canal
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. 20.—Colonel George
W. Goethals, buiider of the Panama
canal, may not be present when the
new waterway is opened to commerce.
IHe said himself he hoped he would
not bo there.
Colonel Goethals arrived from Pana
ma yesterday and after a few hours
in town took a night train for Wash
ington where he la to discuss with
administration officials the reorgani
zation of the government of the canal
zone. He refused to talk nhout ac
cepting the police commissionershlp
of New York city.
It was while talking of the formal
opening of the canal that Colonel Goe
thals remarked that he had hoped he
would not be present at that function.
"It will be a great show," he said,
"but l-.hope I won't be there." Then
he added; "Now there is nothing sig
nitlcant in that. You know I don't
like celebrations and never did. When
they have this celebration 1 think 1
shall go away for a little trip until it
Is over." ,
Did You Ever Get Sarcastic
With Such a Telephone Girl?
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MATBE YOU'VE CUSSED HER OCT
You Never Can Tell, You Know, What Pretty Ear Suffers
When You Jiggle the Receiver Hook
Hvtir get. "welted ami peevish be
.<2*tra* ywi «ouldn'i get that, phone
i Ever jiggle the receiver-hook, and
get sarcssttc, and finally angry be
«-ause you couldn't get the connec
I Ever feel mad enough to cuss?
Or. aye, did you ever even cuss?
Wei', it doesn't matter whether you
admit It or not, the real Question at
i issue is how'd you feel If you got mad
and fumed anil even swore at any op
erator as nifty to look at ns this? And
she might be the girl that handles
your calls. Never mind who it is. She
FOUR FAST TRAINS ON
PENNSY MAY BE TAKEN
OFF 10 SAVE EXPENSE
No. 43, No. 47, No. 36, All Ex
press, and a Night Local West
Go Under Retrenchment
With a desire to further retrenuh ex
penditures. the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company's passenger department offi
cials are contemplating: the with
drawal of two fast trains between New
York and Pittsburgh; one train be
tween Philadelphia and Harrisburg,
and one eastbound fast express be
tween Pittsburgh and New York.
The through trains all have western
connections at Pittsburgh. They are
No. 43. known as Pittsburgh Day Ex
press, west, arriving in Harrisburg at
1.49 p. in.; No. 47, Panhandle Express,
west, arriving at Harrisburg at 4.25
p. m.; and No. 36, Panhandle Express,
east, arriving In Harrisburg at 11.56
a. m. The local train is a night ex
press making slops at Coatosville, .Lan
caster and other points and leaves
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j Consistory Buys Ground
to Build $200,000
Cathedral This Year
Harrisburg Consistory of Scottish
llltc Masons has announced that it
[ lias acquired 1 itle to the old Diven
property, at North and Capital streets,
adjoining the site of the present brick
structure known as the cathedral and
are now ready to erect the new cathe
dral for which plans have been laid.
Every part of the corner needed to
carry out. the proposed plans for a
new building had been secured before,
but the house at North !ind Capital
Btreets could not be obtained until re
The prop'erty is 100 feet in North
street and 120 feet in Capital street.
The new building to be erected will be
worth about. $200,000. Plans are yet
in a tentative stutc, but it will be
largo enough to give ample room for
the 2,000 members.
Fear Ragpicker Put
End to Life on the 13th
It Is believed by the police that one
of Harrlsburg's ragpickers ended his
troubles In the Susquehanna river on
Since one week ago to-day a rag
man's pushcart has been standing
along the edge of the Susquehanna
river bank, at Front and Boas streets.
In the cart are four empty lings. There
'is no name on the cart. ,
is one of the big group who works the
, Bell Telephone Co. exchange and helps
handle as many as thirty-five to forty
thousand calls that go through every
An interesting lecture on the tele
phone girl, her duties, her trials with
peevls.h patrons, something of her
hours, the nerve strain of the work,
all—that Is to be told to-night by
Shirley B. Watts, local Bell manager,
In an illustrated lecture at the Tech
nical High School auditorium. Ad
mission will be by ticket which can
be had upon application at the man
i ager's office. Indications up until now
■ have pointed to a big attendance.
PEIIA. STEEL CO.H
FOLIC* GIVING MEN
Concentrating Energies on Build
ing Up Business Outside of
Promise of more regular and eon
j stant work at the plant of the Penn
sylvania Steel Company is given In a j
I new policy which is now said to be
directing the efforts of the company's
For years the business has been
| confined practically to railroad sup
plies, and whenever there has been
stagnant condition in railroad exten
| elon or improvements, the steel com
j pany has had to lay off men and shut
! down. Gradually, however, the com-
I mercial steel business is being de
| veloped by the company so that even
j under the present slow sale of railroad i
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Man Commits Suicide
While Riding in Taxi
With His Sweetheart
By Associated Press
I Worcester, .Mass.. Feb. »u. —Harry
F. Lambert committed suicide by tak
i ing poison this morning while In a
taxicab with his sweetheart, Katharine
Larnia, because of a (|iiar,rel with the
She refused to attend a dance with j
him last night but went with a rela- '
live. When she emerged, Lambert I
was waiting for her. He called for a'
taxicab, they both got In and the!
chauffeur was told to drive to her '
The poison was taken in a glass;
while on the ride to the girl's home,
she told the police.
3 Guesses on Weather;
So Take Your Choice
Three chances are open on the
weather to-night and to-morrow, ac
cording to Local Weather Forecaster
It may snow; it may only be cloudy;
and it may be clear.
A storm which caused the rain of
yesterday is centered over South Caro- ;
lina to-day. All depends on what this
storm desides to do. If it goes out to ;
sea far enough, it will be clear here;
If it decides to visit in the northeast
and slides ui> along the coast It may
be cloudy; but if It doesn't want to get
wet feet, and travels north by land—
we'll h'ave some more snow here to- i
16 PAG ES * POSTSCRIPT.
BRITISH SUBJECT IN
MEXICO IS EXECUTED
' UPON VILLI'S m
William S. Benton Is Stiid to Have
Threatened Life of Rebel
ALL FOREIGNERS ARE AROUSED
Villa Expresses Profane Indiffer
ence Toward an Appeal
By Associated Press
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 20. — William 8.
Benton, the British subject who dis
appeared In Juarez Tuesday night, Is
dead, according to news Drought Mra.
Benton by Thomas D. Edwards, Am
erican consul at Juarea. A telegram
from Washington said that details ar»
in tho hands of Secretary Bryan.
Benton was tried by court martial
and found guilty of complicity In a
plot to take Villa's life. He was exe
cuted by a firing squad Wednesday
Villa, whose act Is stigmatised by
Benton's numerous friends as wanton
murder, left suddenly for Chihuahua
to-day. No single act of any of the
revolutions, not excepting the Cumbre
tunnel disaster has so stirred indigna
tion. When extra editions wera
placed In the streets they were fran
tically seized upon and read.
Benton's ways were blunt but his
friends admired him for them and
there wero moist eyes and muttered
imprecations among them when they
heard the newß.
"No foreigner is safe in Mexico,"
was the general comment and a sug
gestion that a. mass meeting of pro
test be held here met with consider
Secretary Bryan Says
He Received No Details
Washington, Feb. SO.—Sqpretary
Bryan was advised to-day of the death
of W. S. Benton, an English ranch
owner In Mexico, recently reported in
the hands of the rebels. No details
Secretary Bryan announced the
news of Benton's death, as be went;
into a cabinet meeting at the White
House. He declared he had absolutely
no details. A.n official dispatch from
Consul Edwards merely announced
the death of the Englishman.
Sir Cecil Spring-Bice, the British
ambassador who called upon Secre
tary Bryan to ask for information
of Benton, also was told of the news.
Benton was arrested in Juarez last.
Tuesday ft nd had not been heard from*'
sincp. Tils wife and friends feared
he had been executed by General Vil
la, the Constitutionalist leader. Villa at.
first denied knowledge of Benton's
whereabouts but yesterday In conver
sation with inquiries. Intimated that
he knew something about the English
man and added that Benton had
threatened him with a revolver. Villa
was quoted as expressing profane in
difference toward an appeal to the
British ambassador at. Washington.
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice asked the
Sta.tn Department yesterday to take
steps for the protection of the British
subject. Mrs. Benton had received an
unconfirmed report that her husband,
was a prisoner In a Juarea jail. Ha
was largely Interested In mining and
had a hundred thousand-acre ran«h in
TWO HAVE SMAIiIiPOI
Mrs. D. C. Good and her 18-day
old son, D. C. Good, of 1627 Market
street, wife and child of D. C. Good,
who was taken to the sanitary hospital
with smallpox ten days ago were dis
covered to have the disease this after,
noon by John M. J. Raunlck, health
officer. They were removed to th«
sanitary hospital this afternoon.
] For HnrrUbur* and vicinityi Snow
I to-nl*ht nml Saturday, not inoch
cbans' In temperature.
I For Kantern Pennnylvanlei Saew
to-night and Saturdays high
| norlliraxl wtnda on tho coast.
Thr Susquehanna rtVer and all Ha
I tributaries will remain about
«tntt«nnry to-night and Saturday
with no change In lee condition*.
Trnip* rnl lire: H a. **>., 23.
Sum Rises. «etM a. m.| sets, Bi4t
Moon: >ew moon, February 24, at
1 T:O2 a. ni.
Hit rr Stage: 3.3 feet above lew
lltwhest temperature, 34.
I.onest temperature. 3».
Mean temperature, 32.
ISormal temperature, 30.
i Earnest S. Adair and Celta M. Show
ers, Madison township. Perry county.
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