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EI Paso, Texas,
September 13, 1910 - 12 Pages
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Indigents Will Be Arrested
and Made to Leave El Paso
During the Winter.
TAKEN BY COUNTY
Transient consumptives and Indigent
tick are to be vagged this winter. In j mnlunicatlons and other forms
an effort to prevent the other cities or J Qf verbai najr tearing, -which are the
the southwest from dumping their un-, ( stock in trade of the tent evangelist
desirables upon El Paso to care for and clan, evangelist Head has "cwved
feed during the winter months this what in the rude "STrad slaS "
plan will be used. A consultation "as would be termed the grand slm
leld Tuesday morning by judge A. S. J. The "Rectors of the Y . M- C .A., the
Eylar, county judge.
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charge the county hospital and county
clinic is conducted, and Dr. Hugn S.
"White, county physician.
It was decided by them That all in
digent sick who applied at fie county
hospital or county clinic for medical aid
iliould be arrested on the charge of
Whre the physical condition of the j
transients will permit tney are to oe
ordered out of town as is customary
with the ordinary vag cases which fill
so much of the police court blotter
during the winter months.
Seme Will be Sent Home.
In cases which will not permit of
this method of handling, because of
the condition of the person, tree tick
ets will be provided for return to their
1 nines or to the city whence tney came.
This will be provided by the county
as a measure of relief frcm the iniiux
of juiose destitute undesirables.
Must Hnvc Protection Sny Eylar.
"On the face of it, the propose J plan j
looks drastic" judge Eylar said Tues
day morning, "but we must project
urselves against the other cities of
zue section and the only practic!'
i it-thod Is to dispose of the rvvaes
xnrougii the police court."
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1 NEW YORK STRUCTURE.
New York, Sept. 13. Black
handers, lefused their" demand
for $3000, today exploded a
bomb in front of Ihe wine store
of Enrico Casabianca on Sixth
The explosion partly wrecked
a five story building and cre
ated a panic in the -neighborly
The occupants of big apart
ment hotels and residences of
the millionaires, a block away,
were aroused by the shock, but
ro one was Injured.
rf TWO NEGROES ARE
5. i.yxchkd For. assault.
a Nashville. Tenn.. Sept. 13.--
? Will Sharp and Bob Bruce, ne-
groe. were lynched near Tip-
tonville. Tenn., last night for at
? temptod assault on two little
" The rrgroes ere taken away
from th sheriff in a cypress
t brako n?r TIptonville, where he
had hidden them.
MAY GO TO GEORGETOWN.
"Waco. Tcxac. Sept. 13. That Georce
tr.wn is proving an ideal place for the
location of a great educational insti
tution: that th Methodists of Texas
rre not yet roaclv to expand a vast sum
fni- the establishment of a large uni
versity, and that they believe the an
inial conference will not break faith
with the people of Georgetown, are
declarations made by prominent min
isters and laymen ariving here today
fer a meeting with those opposed to
the removal of the Southwestern uni
versity. A definite plan will b adopted for
work at the sessions of the several
Texas Methodist conferenes this fall
.Among those here are Prof. C. C. Cody
of Georgeton, Rev. E. 1L. Shuttles of
Marl in. Prof. E. B. Pritchett of San
Marcos, Bev. J. M. Barcus and Rev. T.
TZ. Bowman of Georgetown. Bev. Nat
Beed of Austain, Rev. TT. H. Biggs,- of
the Texas conference.
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LAND TRACT IN SUIT
Amarillo, Texas, Sept. 13. The jury
In the case of Florence L. Hines of
El Paso vs. Jno. M. Sparks, exgovernor
of Nevada, returned a verdict last
night in favor of the plaintiff on the
special issues In the case.
The verdict of the jury means that
Kpven sections of land near here and
valued at 170,000 will go to Mrs. Hines.
This case has been In the courts sinoe
1902 and at a previous trial the land
was also given to the plaintiff. xThe
aeienaant appeaieo. ana inn case was
taken to tne supreme court or tne
TRADE EXCURSION IS
DRA WING BUSINESS
El Paw's first trade excursion vreelc 1 j?ettinij results. Although the
plan of rebating: the railroad fares for ont of the city purchasers was ln
nugiirated only Monday morning, the merchahnts vrho are members of the
Retail Merchant league have had a number of requests for the rebate cards
by means of which the railroad fare is refunded.
One store Issued three of the cards Tuesday morning and had requests
for them during the entire day. Atthe Calisher company's fire sale quar
ters a number of requests were received for the cards that are worth cash
it the chamber of commerce.
Other stores have b-een feeling the course of the trade current since the
excursion rates -were announced and the present week is expected to be the
banner fall buying week In EI Paso-
Directors Meet and Treat the
Tent Preacher's Assault
With Cold Contempt.
NOT A WORD IS
DROPPED HIS WAY
Evangelist Head has been ignored.
' t.i e u ..cuni inrHsrnation meet-
nrrflnizn.i.iuii aaai-aL "v
evangelist turned his oratorical guns,
held a meeting Monday evening. It
-was neither an indignation meeting
nor one of protest. It was nothing
more than the usual and customary
monthly board meeting at which the
price of soap and towels, the cost of
heating the building and the lineup of
the different departments for the win
tor work was discussed.
Not -a mention was made of evange
list Head. Nary a word was said
about the compound fracture of the
Sunday evening quiet out Montana
street way when the worker in the
vineyard with the tent attachment cut
looose on the young men's association.
The cornerstone beaming the com
mand. "Quit we like men. be strong,"
is still in place and was not even jarred
out of plumb by the oratorical bom
bardment. The pool and billiard tables,
also tho bowling alleys, are likewise
doing business at the same old base-
Her Body Most
Musical In World
New York, Sept. 13. The
T-ramara de Swirsky Is declared to
Dosse.ss "the most musical noaj in me,
j world." She recently Kft Newport to
Incept a iery 1 ands-ue offer on the
! vaudeville stage
a spectacular summer at the great
resort, during which she taught the
girls and matrons of pleasure-jaded
society her numerous barefoot dances.
Her dances were given in airy cos
tumes in the ballrooms of the most
exclusive sets. John Jacob Astor, Mrs.
Charles Oelrichs, Mrs. Penor Bruglere,
Henrv Clews, prince Rizaa Khan, of
Persia, and Mrs. James P. Kernochan,
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were among those who saw her Rus
sian and "Tanagra" datnees in bare
feet and gossamer like raiment, and
.pronounced them superb.
united States and reversed
manded for trial.
The case was one of the most famous
in Texas court annals and has attract-
j ed widespread attention,
i Mrs. Hines alleged thhat while she
, was married to James Taylor, of El
' Paso, from whom she is now divororL
i she gave him money to buy the land
. and that after buying it he sold or
' traded it to governor Sparks and asso-
j elates. She sued to recover, on the
aiiogation tnat ner nusDana nad no
right to make the sale lor her.
The cc untess spent
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4- i ii win wil .:&san
Chinaman Under Arrest A
Bloody Collar and Marks
on Knife Give Police Clue.
IN JUAREZ. TOO
"With Mar Lee Chung detained at the
police station under charge of being a
suspicious character, and with the entire
police, detective and active "deputy
sheriffs searching for the murderer of
Leung Mon Don, found dead Monday
morning, El Paso Chinamen are in a
state of great unrest. Lsually secretive,
they have been more so since the mur
der of their countryman and many mys
terious councils have been held since the
facts of the killing were heard Monday.
Mar Wing Kee, the mayor ot (Jhina
town; Mar Chew, a prominent Cliina
man, ami others more or less looked up
to by the Orientals, have been absent
from their places of business and refuse
to discuss the affair or answer ques
tions. The idea of summary vengeance
being meted out to them for talking loo
much is the fact uppermost in their
Robbery Not Motive.
That the motive for killing Leung Mon
Don was other than robbery- is considered
certain by the detective force, as $77.50
in money. several checks and a gold
watch were found upon the person of the
dead man Monday morning. The mur
der had been committed so vera 1 hours,
as the body was stiff and cold. The
blood near the corpse had congealed, and
the blcod on the knife blade was also
It is arjnied that if the murder had
been committed by a person other than j
a Chinaman with a desire to revenge
some fancied wrong, the money and
watch carried 03- the dead man would
hav been taken" Everything considered,
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may lead to the detection of the mur
derer, was the finding of the knife used
for the deed, and the scabbard The
scabbard, a now one, as was also the
knife, bears the selling mark of "M P
T." which Avas traced to Henry Mohr,
Aho conducts a hardware store at 309
bouth El Paso street.
Clerk Is Missing.
Mnhr Tuesday morning stated that a
srsibbard had been sold to a Chinaman
.VitnH.iv nitj-ht bv a clerk named Acker-
maim, who Kvc3 near the race track in ,
Juarez, but who quit the employ of cfle
store turd-av night. An effort is be
ing made by 'the detective department
to locate Ackermann and have him in
spect Mar Lee Chung, to sec if he is the
man 1 1 whom the sea2bard was sold.
One mvstifving circumstance in con
nection with the knife and scabbard, is
that the knife used for the deed is an
exact duplicate of a number carried in
tock by Mr. Mohr. Mohr stais that
ho mirchased a dozen of the knives and
'scabbards a year ago and that he now j
ha3 in his store seven ot the knives ana
six of the scabbards. Where the knife
was obtained is a mystery to him.
Chinaman Haggles Over Purchase.
The fact that the scabbard was sold
from the Mohr store is remcmiered -by
Mr. Mohr as a result of a Chinaman
coming in Saturday night and haggling
nith the clerk, Ackermann, as to its pur
chase. The Chinaman only wanted the
ar-KV.!i.rrl. ind Ackermann at first re
fused to sell the scabbard alone. Finallv, j
Mohr told Ackermann rna.t it tne tmna
man cared to pav 50 cents for the scab
tbard he could take it. It is believed
kthat as a result, Ackermann would have
but little difficulty in recognizm- the
Chinaman. But where the knife canic
from a knife the same as those carried
in stock bv Mr. Mohr, but which he savs
he did not ?ell. is a deep mvstery.
A Bloody collar Found.
Another clew to the murderer, and
one that indicates that a desperate fight
took place between the dead Chinaman
and his assailant, is a bloody collar
which was foundi near the dead man's
body. The laundrv mark is covpred with
i blood or rather where the laundry mark
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SllOUia DC is smiicu -" w.
tective Stansel has securei other collars,
similar in style and quality, which he
believe are the propertj' of the man
committing the deed.
Max Lee Chun", the Uimaman held at
the police station, was arrested Monday
niht by detective Slxinsel in a room
ba'ck of the dockev Club saloon at Ore
gon and Second streets, and was imme
diately placed in jail. He held a con
ference Tuesday morning with his attor
ney, W. B. "Vare. Mr. Ware stated
Tuesday noon that no formal charge
had been registered against the man.
Mar Lee Chung, in Chinese parlance, is
one of the "men about town."' He al
ways appears well dressed, has plenty of
money and is said to have no regular
Authorities of Juarez have been
i aroused to action by the brutal murder
of the old Chinaman. In the local
Chinese world amrthing which affects El
j Paso, likewise touches Juarez, so close
j j3 the smuggling connection between the
j fvo cities.
A a ivrelude to the local tragedy of
Monday morning, an attempt was made
Saturday night on the life of Yeo Mon
Lai, a prominent Chinese merchant of
Juarez. For many weeks that member
of the unlucky Yee tribe has been fear
ful of impending evil. He declared to
The Herald this morning that a certain
rc-.onif.hv F.l Paso Chinese of the Mar
j ton" had openh offered $1000 for his
Attempt on Chinaman's Life.
This startling declaration is borne out
bv the Mexican police, inasmuch as they
know of an attempt to enter the house
in which Lai was sleeping last Satur-
day night. Yee had closed his grocery
and taken refuse m the home or a
friend. Fong Oliang, who lives in that
riot of dwellings in front of the bull
Warned by cries of frightened orient
als, the police saw four men in front of
Fong Chang's door. One, a Mexican, was
(ContinueC on Page Nine.)
Unions Will Probably Carry
the Election for Insurgent
Candidate for Senate.
NEW YOEK CITY
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 13. A small
vote is expected in the country dis
tricts in today's primary election and
a large vote in the workingmen's sec
tion in the cities. Many Republicans
will not vote on account of dissatis
faction with the "old guard" on one
hand, and unwillingness to vote for
the insurgents on the other.
The labor unions are supporting
Miles Poindexter, of Spokane, insur
gent Republican, for United States
senator. Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation, has urged
that Poindexter be elected.
ji the first, or Sea.le congressional
district, the labor unions are fighting
hard to defeat representative "Wm. E.
Humphrey, author of the ship subsidy
bill pending in congress.
There is no contest for nominations
on the Democratic ticket.
The primaries are of national interest
because of the contest of representative
Miles Poindexter, insurgent Republi
can, for the senatorship, and because
of the effort of president Taft to con
centrate the regular Republican vote
on one regular candidate.
At Mr. Taft's solicitation John L.
Wilson withdrew from the contest 10
days ago but this left two regular can
didates still in the field, Jas. M. Ash
ton, of Tacoma, and Thomas Burke, of
In the Seattle congressional district
there are two insurgent candidates and
Wm. E. Humphrey, who has pledged
himself not to vote for speaker Cannon,
is considered likely to be renominated.
XBW JERSEY IS HAVING
A AVAR3I CAMPAIGN.
Two Canfilflaten for Senator in Republi
can Ranks .Refuse to Submit
Their Names to Primaries.
Trenton, X. J., Sept. 13. Fair weath
er prevailed for today's primary elec
tion in New Jersey. The greatest in
terest centered in the contest for en
dorsement of candidates for United
At this primary election New Jersey
voters for the first time had an op
portunity to declare their choice for a
United States senator.
They also voted directly to nominate
candidates for all offices except gover
nor and congressmen, and for dele
gates to the gubernatorial and congres
sional conventions. Aside from the
United States senatorship, there were
but few contests. x
There are five avowed Republican
candidates to succeed senator John
Kean, but only three have allowed their
jiames to go before the voters. They
are: Former governors Edward C.
Stokes and Franklin Murphy and con-
gressman Charles N. Fowler. Senator
Kean and David Baird, the latter the
Republican leader in south New Jersey,
will take their chances before the leg
islature. The Democratic candidates are:
James E. Martin and Frank M. McDer
mit. Congressman Chas. I. Fowler, an
avowed anti-Cannon man, has a fight
on his hands for renomination in the
fifth congressional district. He is op
posed by judge Wm. H. Runyon. of Un
ion county, who has the support of the
The Democrats who are seeking en
dorsement for the United States sen
atorship are Jas. E. Martin, of Union
county, and Frank M. McDermit, of Es
In Essex county, former United
States senator Smith and state chair
man Jas. R. Nugent are leading the
fight for delegates to the Democratic
convention friendlj- to the nomination
for governor of president TVoodrow
Wilson, of Princeton university. The
opposition is being led by sheriff Wm.
Harrigan, of Essex, a candidate for the
The Republican fight in Essex county
is between candidates for delegates en
dorsed by the regular Republican or
ganization friendly to the nomination
of Vivian Ml Lewis, and candidates for
delegates who favor the nomination of
Wm. P. Martin, one of the state lead
ers of the "new idea" Republicans.
The Republican convention will be
held here on September 20.
REFER EXDUM AMENDMENT
CARRIES IN ARKANSAS.
Appears to Have Been Successful In
That State, Alonpr AVith Democratic
Ticket, Which AA'as Elected.
Little Rock, Ark.. Sept. 13. Demo
cratic nominees for, state offices,
headed by governor George W. Do
naghey. candidate for reeelection,
rolled up the usual majority at Mon
day's election in Arkansas, and the
proposition to incorporate an initia
tive and referendum amendment to the
state constitution appears to have car
ried. Although weather conditions were
good, the expected heavy vote failed
to materialize, notwithstanding the
campaign concluded during the last
week by Wm. J. Bryan in behalf of the
amendment. A majority of the regis
tered vote is required to secure adop
tion. Tho count is still far from com
plete, and while the supporters of the
amendment claim It has carried by a
majority of 40,000, the opponents havo
not conceded defeat.
The amendment providing for the
exemption from taxation of money In-
DEMOCRATS TO WRITE
Republicans Look for Radical Ideas That 'May Be Incor
porated to Defeat Statehood Plan and Leave Ari- ,
zona the Only Territory on Continent Mark
Smith Fears For Statehood, Too.
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 13. That the
Democrats, pledged to the initiative,
the referendum, the recall and other
innovations will write the constitution
of Arizona is shown by the late returns,
the Democrats electing 35 delegates,
the Republicans 11 and the Labor party
How the Counties Voted.
Returns received here at 11 oclock
today indicate that the Democrats have
elected 35 delegates, the Republicans
11, and the Labor party six.
In the Republican column are Pima,
five; Apache, one; Coconino, two; Santa
Split delegations were electe as fol
lows: Navajo, Republicans, one; Dem
ocrats, one; Yavapai, Republicans, one;
Straight Democratic delegations were
elected in Maricopa, nine; Cochise, 10;
Yuma, three; Pinal, two; Graham, five.
The Labor party delegations are:
Gila, five; Mohave, one.
Gila county is in doubt, the Republi
cans having a lead of 50 and three
precincts yet to hear from. The Re
publican leaders of Globe are hopeful
of electing at least three delegates.
Republican leaders are conceding the
defeat of statehood for Arizona, ex
pressing the belief that the Democrats
controlling the constitutional conven
tion will draft such a radical constitu
tion that will not be approved by the
president and congress, leaving Arizona
the only territory on the continent..
Mark Smith's Plan.
Mark Smith, also a candidate for
United States senator, is urging the
Democrats not to put anything radical
into their constitution, but to incorpo
rate only fundamental laws and then
add any of their radical Ideas by a state
vote, after the president and congress
have approved the constitution. He
fears if his party is given a free hand
it will write in such measures thac"
statehood will be refused, and he pre
fers to see a different constitution
sent up and then have it amended aft
erwards. "S. P." Ives Eliminated.
This (Pima) county elected the en
tire Republican ticket, defeating Eu
gene S. Ives, Democrat, candidate for
United States senator from Arizona,
thereby eliminating such aspirations.
The Republican majority in Pima coun
ty Is increased over two years ago b'
200 votes. The Pima county delegates
are S. L. KInglan, William F. Cooper,
Carlos C. Jacome, James C. White and
George Pusch. ,
licctures to Nurses.
Dr. C. T. Race lectured Tuesday aft
ernooon at 4 o'clock to the Graduate
Nurses' association on "The First
Three Years of Life.'N The lecture was
given at the Y. W. C. A. rooms for the
nurses of the city.
vested in cotton manufacture has also
As to the liquor question, but little
change In sentiment is indicated over
two years ago. Francis county, here
tofore "wet," has changed to the "dry"
column, and in Pulaski county, in
which Little Rck is located, the re
sult is In doubt!
PRIMARIES IN PROGRESS
IN NEW YORK CITY.
Fight Retween the "Old Guard" and
the Roosevelt "Progressives" for
Delegates to State Convention.
New York, N. Y.. Sept, 13. This is
primary election day in New York city
and the enrolled voters, Doth Demo
cratic and Republican, are choosing
their delegates to the state and vari
ous other party conventions. '
Interest centers chiefly in the Re
publican primaries because of the
pending contest between the "old
guard" and the progressive factions,
the latter backed by colonel Roosevelt
for control of the state convention.
In Brooklyn a. vigojous fight Is be
ing wacred In several districts against
state "chairman Timothy Woodruff,
leader of King's county, and allied
with the "old guard" in the upstate
Tammany contests in the primaries
are merely over district leaderships. .
BROTHER OF El, PASOAN
HAS ELECTION CONTESTED.
Jas. Ross of Alpine Contests the Elec
tion of A. M. Tnrney as Nominee
Alpine, Tex., Sept. 13. Jas. F. Ross
has filed official notice that he will
contest the results of the recent pri
mary in which A. M. Turney was de
clared the nominee for the office of
representative of this district. A. M.
Turney Is a brother of former senator
W. W. Turney of El Paso.
TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS ARE
HUSTLING FOR CANDIDATES.
Nashville, Tenn.," Sept, 13. Nashville
is filled with politicians from every
section of the state and many sugges
tions are advanced in connection with
the perplexing political program
brought about by governor Patterson's
withdrawal from the gubernatorial
That the independent convention
Wednesday will endorse Hooper, the
Republican nominee, seems assured, but
the question of the voters' attitude is
Monday in Sumner county, a political
meeting of the Democratic committee
and voters adopted resolutions suggest
ing .a plan for selecting a Democratic
candidate that both factions could sup
port and it is understood that similar
meetings are planned for other coun
ties. It is said here tonight that the in
dependent leaders are holding to their
compact, charging that Patterson's step
is but a scheme to get hold of the leg.
Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 13. The Demo
crats will write the constitution of the
new state of Arizona, They won at
least 2S of 52 seats in the constitution
al convention at yesterday's election.
The official canvas probably will in- j
crease the number to 36 or more.
If the campaign platforms 'and pledg
es are carried out. the constitution will
include the principles of the initiative,
referendum and recall, the direct elec
tion of Unite States senators and di
Statewide prohibition and woman's
suffrage may be brought out on the
floor of the convention or submitted
as amendments to a popular vote sim
ultaneously with the constitution.
Democrats Are Strong.
The indications are that they will
name all of the Maricopa county dele
gates, a total of nine, all of the five
from Gila county and the 10 of Cochise,
though in each case the Republicans
hold the hope of winning a seat here
and there on scratched tickets. The
Democrats also claim three of Pinal
county's five delegates and two of
three in Yuma,
The vote of the Labor party placed
the result in doubt in Gila county,
(Globe), but outside this, unofficial re
turns Indicate that all of the most
populous sections will be represented
in the convention by solid Democratic
delegations except Tucson. The pos
sible election of Laborite delegates "is
not expected to make any difference
as they probably will work with the
Democrats in the convention.
Deep Interest In Vote.
Intense Interest in the election of
delegates to the constitutional .conven
tion, the first actual participation of
the people in the process of creating
the new state, brought- out the largest
vote ever polled in Arizona,
In this city, the Republicans dis
played some disappointment over the
early showing. There were 2054 votes
cast in the four wards. The fourth
ward gave a Republican majority of
60, but the vote in the other three gave
a Democratic victory. Apparently the
labor votes went to the Democrats.
Eight country districts out of 31, ex
clusive of Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe,
indicate a two to one Democratic vote
in this (Maricopa) county.
COCHISE ELECTS TSN"
Bisbee, Ariz., Sept. 13. Ten Demo
crats were elected to represent'Cochise
county at the constitutional convention.
The returns show a Democratic victory
The successful candidates from this
county are: E. E. Ellenwood, Thomas
Feeney, John Bolan. A. F. Parsons, R.
B. Sims, P. F. Conley, E. A. Tovrea, D.
L. Cunningham. C. M. Roberts and S.
J B. Bradner.
islature. Until the state committees
meet nothing tangible will be known.
HARMON HAS A TILT
WITH COLUMBUS'S MAYOR.
Columbus. O., Sept, 13. Mayor Mar
shall, by formal letter, has called on
governor Harmon to summon the gen
eral assembly in special session to en
act a compulsory arbitration law, and
one aimed to prevent over capitaliza
tion of corporations. Gov. Harmon, by
letter, eclined to call the assembly and
scored the mayor because of his re
Governor Harmon, replying to the
"mayor, said :
"You assume that I have only to
call the legislature and tell them what
to do. At both sessions the Republican
majority, which controls both branches,
took especial pains to treat my rec
ommendations with little or no respect
and some times with discourtesy."
DRISTOW CAMPAIGNS TN
COLORADO FOR INSURGENTS.
Grand Junction. Colo., Sept. 13. In a.
speech relating to the nomination of
Merle D. Vincent for governor on the
.Republican ticket, senator Jos. L. Bris-
. tow, of Kansas, arraigned senator Nel-
senator Simon Guggenheim, of Colo
rado, for their stand on the Payne
Aldrich tariff bill and attacked sena
tors Guggenheim and Hughes for their
failure to support the iong and short
haul clause of the railroad bill.
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS SET
FOLIC BOOM IN MOTION.
Jefferson City. Mo., Sept. 13. The
state committees of political parties in
Missouri began their meetings hvre to
day in preparation for the fall cam
paign. Platforms will be drawn be
fore adjournment. The Democratic
committee will, according to the lead
ers, indorse Joseph W. Folk for the
Muskojree, Okla.. Sept. 13. A new charter giving this city tne commis
sion form of government Is the Issue ofan election here today in which,
'the grandfather clause," so called, Is being applied.
Charles Phillips, a negro property owner, was the first to be refused
suffrage under the new law. The negroes are likely to bring legal action
to Invalidate the election.
The vote cast to noon I believed to be overwhelmingly in favor of a
The 'grandfather clause" prohibits any person from voting whose grand
father was not a qualified voter. This, if held constitutional in court,
would act automatically to bar the negro fovever from the ballot, because,
if the present generation is barred from voting because of the disqualifica
tion of the grandfather, future generations will be barred in the same manner.
Only S&ve Two Congress
Men, Losing 3J. S. Sena
tor and Governorship.
FIRST BREAK IN
PAST 29 YEARS
No Democratic Senator from
That State in 47 Years.
Portland, Me., Sept. 13. The Demo
crats of Maine had difficulty today In
realizing the magnitude of their victory
yesterday in the struggle with the Re
With two score little obscure towns
yet to hear from, Frederick W. Plaisted
(Democrat) for governor, has 72,711
votes and governor Bert M. Fernald.
64,090. Plaisted's total plurality Is es
timated at 8500.
Early returns indicated the election
of four Democratic congressmen, but
revised figures show that Asaer Hinds
in first district and Frank E. Guernsey
in the fourth. Republicans, pulled
through by small pluralities.
A Sweeping ATictory.
There was no uncertainty In the voice
with which Maine recorded her prefer
ence for governor and her attitude on
the issues of the campafgn. The plu
rality given to Plaisted was large, while
two congressional districts ordinarily
strongly Republican, returned Demo
In the face of tae sweeping Demo
cratic victory, the Republican leaders
were overwhelmed with surprise.
It was the first beating the Republi
cans of Maine have had in 30 years and
by a coincidence, Harris M. Plaisted,
father of the present successful candi
date, was Maine's ast Democratic gov
ernor in he year of 1SS1.
While the election of Plaisted as gov
ernor and of two Democratic congress
men seemed a great feat, interest today
centers In the makeup of the legislature.
It will be Democratk? there is no doubt
about that and for the first time since
XS63 17 years ago Maine will have a
Democratic United States senator, as
the legislature will cnoose a successor
to senator Eugene Hale.
Complete returns show that the Dem
ocrats have secured 21 of the 31 seats
in the state senate. The last senate wa
made up of 23 Republicans and eight
The Democrats have also elected 71
representatives out of a total house
membership of 151. This assures Dem
ocratic control of the legislature on a
"ThV People Rule."
Governor-elect Plaisted makes the
"The fight for the people "has beea
won at last. The independent voter was
much in evidence in the election and
thousands of Republicans deserted
their party, as the vote will show. A3
I have said on the stump, I have made
no pledge or promise to any man or
set of men and I wHl conduct the af
fairs of my office to the best of my
Plaisted 4S Years Old.
Col. Plaisted the governor-elect, has
a" plurality larger than that given two
years ago to his defeated Republican
opponent, governor Bert M, Fernald.
Col. Plaisted was born in Bangor in
1S64. He ran for mayor of Augusta
five times and won four elections.
Tne Republican leaders as a rule, are
at a loss to account for their over
whelming defeat. The weather was per
fect and they offered no excuse along
that line. The issues were well under
stood and most of the speakers had
confined themselves to state matters.
scarcely mentioning national affairs.
Governor Fernald's administration
was stoutly defended against Demo
cratic criticism of extravagance, and
most of the voters were given an op
portunity of seeing and hearing the
candidate. While a few out of stats
speakers including congressman Mc
Klnlay, of California, came here to help.
The Insurgents Did It.
Close political observers, however,
early heard mutterlngs, not loud, but
deep. The socalltfj "old guard" nad to
stand a lot of party criticism and even
the leaders were out of harmony wlta
a new element which had begun to
manifest itself, especially In the we-tern
part of the state. Insurgency; was In
the air. The rural voter had been ab
sorbing ideas out of the state as well as
in it. and this was particularly mani
ested in tne third district, where con
gressman Edwin C. Burleigh with an IS
year record at Washington, found him-
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