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E! Paso, Texas,
September 15, 1910 - 12 Pages
El Pso Fair
October 29th To
1 Nov. 6th, 1810
Nov. 6th, 1810 I
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Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 15. The Danish steamer Hans Egede arrived here today with the news t-at John R.
Bradley, financial backer of Dr. Frederick Cook's north -ole expedition, is.on his way to Etah to secure the much
talked of records and instruments which Cook said he left at that Eskimo settlement northeast of Greenland.
The captain of the schooner thinks Cook is with Bradley, but has no proof. The vessel also brings information
that two missionaries who are working among the Eskimos who accompanied Cook on his expedition, say these Eskimos
insist that the doctor reached the pole, as he claims, prior to its discovery by commander Peary.
Council Gives J. T. Cameron
Two Years Before He Has
to Begin Work.
BIDDING ON THE
The permit asked by J. T. Cameron
to erect a packing house at the Cam
eron stock yards, in the south part of
the citv. Vas granted by the city coun-
the regular wee.i. mccw:
morning without a qmbui-
-ine- vote, and
Cameron a lew minuteo
reiterated his statement 01 i.
veek that work would commence at
a fAiv details are
r..i-rkTi said. Sucn ia
- , hrh&r thpr( is any
intr to determine """"
imctaand under the site; the survey
musrS made and negotiations must
he completed with the railroad com
pany" the Southwestern which owns
the land. We expect to be going with
in a week." -
The permit granted to Cameron and
his associates stipulates that work
.. t, need within two years
and the terms of the permit prescribe
& 30-year iranciiic.
T,fl i-P;nlution granting me ?""
was read the second time at thevcoun-
ed when a vote was
ed by mayor Jveiiy, aiucnu. ---.
Blumenthal. Hewitt and Clayton voted
-. i.i.vtAn npiT-ni'P.
in its favor.
-Evvnvnrins- a. SHOrt SCMiu"
council, the body adjourned until Tues
cav morning of next week ,hen bids
will be opened for the construction of
the citv's sewage disposal plant. -A
number of bids are expected to be
made and that local artisans are In
vested in the work is evident, only
one foreign firm having inspected the
Plans prepared by Fred P. Smith, of
the Public Works Engineering com
pany, of Portland, Ore.
Tnose who have inspected the plans
with an idea of bidding for the con
tract, are W. E. Anderson, superin
tendent of the International Water
company, recently sold to the city; the
S Paso Foundry and Machine works,
Tarbvshire-Harvie Iron and Machine
XT J1U1 .CLli., il""'
"h"";; Eee & Woodyard, T. J. Shea,
all of El Paso; George Watson, repre
senting F. V. Lister & Co., of Chihua
hua and Mexico City. This company is
at present Instaling the sewage sys
tem in Juarez.
ravin- San Antonio Street Deferred.
No action was taken relative to the
proposed paving of the block on West
San Antonio street, two blocks on
new Kansas street and one block of
Xorth El Paso street, which was called
the council meeting u - -
Baum was tola mai mc
urncer way to ge
vot the matter uciuic
the council was by a petition.
AH bu two of the houses owned by
George Look in the southern part of
the citv which were condemned b tne
city health department as uninhabit
able, will be destroyed or removed
-n-ith'in 20 days, according to Mr. Looks
oftomMit before the city
rrv. t-n'n hnnsfis which will not
destroyed can be placed in a sanitary
condition, Mr. Look says. He also
asked for water service connections to
The houses to be removed are lo-
t,rt t Nos. 102S. 1214. 1218 Ocampo
alley; 1111 Eleventh street, 1217
South' Stanton, 1215 and 1215 South
Stanton. 1211 South Stanton, 1201 and
1203 South Stanton. '
The occupants of the houses will be
allowed 30 days to vacate.
No Extension of Arizona Line.
Golden Hill and Franklin Heights
residents who have asked for an ex
tension of the Arizona street car line
service will not get the service, the
council accepting the report of the
street and grade committee denying
Street car service, upon request, to
the top of the hill at the end of the
Arizona car line, however, is possible, j
H. S. Potter, local manager of the com-i
pany answering Alderman Blumenthal
that cars would be run to the termi
nus whenever a passenger desires. At
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MEXICAN BAND TO
PL A Y NEXT TUESDA Y
A message vras received by alderman Sam Blumenthal Thursday, from
the war department at Mexico City, giving permission for the Third Regi
ment hand of Mexico now stationed at .Juarez, tt cross the river and par
ticipate in a joint concert with the EI Paso municipal hand, of which Mr.
Kindig Is director. The Third Regiment hand will come to El Pao next
Tuesday evening and take part in the weekly concert. A part of the pro
gram will be rendered by the Mexico army hand, and in other numbers both
bands will play ensemble. A request to participate In the municipal concert
was communcated to the authorities In Juarez in charge of the bnnd, but it
was necessary to obtain permission of the federal authorities at Mexico City.
UUUi u ilUiliii I ULL I IIUUI U'tpnii rnr mini
f U I IsaWi
San Francisco People May
Build Nine Story Struc
ture on Overland and El
PLANS WILL BE
DEAWN AT ONCE
A 90-day option for a hotel site has
been obtained by Walter D. O'Brien, of
the brokerage firm of Clark & O'Brien,
of San Francisco, on the Overland and1
El Paso street corner, owned Dy Phil
Young and Joseph Magoffin. This site
is 109x134 feet and includes the Phil
Young building, with 88 feet frontage
on El Paso street, and the building ad
joining it, which is owned by judge
.Magoffin, having 21 feet frontage on
El Paso street.
This option was signed late Wednes
day evening and Mr. O'Brien, accom
panied by F. Falk, another represen- j
tative of the San Francisco brokers,
left Thursday afternoon for San Fran
cisco to arrange for the plans of the
new El Paso hotel, they say. The price
agreed upon for the two sites in the
option is stated as being 5132,000 v for
the 88 feet frontage on El Paso street
belonging to Young and $35,000 for the
21 feet adiominsr it and owned bv Ma-
j soffiru The site has a frontage of 109
feet on El Paso street and 134 feet on 1
Mr. O'Brien says that his company
will arrange to sell the bonds of the
hotel company which is to be organized
and which will be capitalized at ?650,
000. The hotel which the San Fran
cisco representative says his company
will build here, will be nine stories, of
reinforced concrete, and will have at
least 250 rooms, with five first floor
store rooms on El Paso street and a
cafe and entrance to the lobby on
s!t "Mr O'Rripn ssivr was that it wfLK
the only one offered that would bring
a return from the ground floor rentals
equal to the fixed charges of maintain
ing the hotel. Mr. O'Brien says he has
the endorsement of the hotel committee
of the local banks and business or-
ganizations. including the chamber of j
commerce, for his hotel project.
W. C. Davis, who is active in the
Overland street hotel project, says that
J president Andrews, of the New York
UUlIiptLIlJ W1UUX1 IIZLS UBBil cuiisiuei lllj
the old Krakauer, Zork & Moye site,
has sent a representative to St, Louis
to confer with the Howard, Rankin &
O'Fallen company, which owns this
block, with a view to purchasing all
or a part of it for a hotel.
H. T. EDGAR TO
GO TO SEATTLE
Former Stone-Webster Man
ager in El Paso Gets a
Ft. Worth, Tex., Sept. 15. H. T. Ed
gar, vice president and manager of the
Xorthern Texas Traction company,
with headquarters in Ft. Worth, has
been appointed general manager of the
Stone & Webster traction properties in
Seattle, Wash., and will shortly leave
for Seattle, according to an announce
ment made here this morning.
G. H. Clifford, superintendent here,
will succeed Edgar, and W. C. Forbes,
general passenger agent, becomes su
perintendent. Forbes's successor has
not been appointed.
Edgar will resign the presidency of
the Ft. Worth board of trade at the
meeting next Tuesday. He has been in
the service of the Stone & Webster
syndicate eleven years, coming to Ft.
Worth from El Iaso, where he was the
first manager of the Stone & Webster
company. He is a brotherinlaw of H.
S. Potter, present manager of the El
Paso Electric Railway company.
CLEVELAND HAS GROV.'N
SOME IX TEX YEARS.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 15 The pop
ulation of Cleveland, Ohio, is 560,663,
an Increase of 178,S95, or 46.1) per cent
over 1900. This establishes Cleveland
as one of the first ten cities of the
Marching, Oratory and Gala
Dress Mark Opening of
MEXICO IS 100
YEAES OF AGE
PUT TIP FLAGS IX
HONOR OF MEXICO.
In honor of the centennary of
Mexican independence, the peo
ple of El Paso are urged, so far
as possible, to fly the American
and Mexican flags on Friday.
The Mexican republic is 100
years old on that date.
Autumn skies were threatening in
Ciudad Juarez, but a happy people of a
city in gala dress defied the solemnity
of nature and with music and voices
proclaimed "viva" to Hidalgo and Mex
ico. It was Wednesday's opening of a
five days' festival, celebrating the cen
tenary of the great priest-patriot's
first move for liberty against Spanish
oppression commemorating a liberty
gained and maintained.
Not only by festival Is the great
event marked in the sister city across
the way- It takes a practical and last-
( ing form by the dedication or puunv.
works, some practical, some orna
mental. Ciudad Juarez has many things
to dedicate to public use, and Wednes
day's inauguration of the Improvements
on Constitution plaza began the events.
Congregating at the municipal build
ings back of the mission, the city coun
cil and the patriotic nd centenary
committees marched to the postoffice.
Leading was the El Paso municipal
band, and the Juarez school boy drum
and bugle corps, idol of the city, and
always the center of attraction at any
patriotic function. At the postoffice
the orocession paused, and a corner
stone was unveiled by Rafael Ramirez
of the typographical committee of tire
centenary celebration, which gave the
stone in honor of the great Hidalgo.
The piece of marble had been inlaid in
the corner of the government building,
olaborately decorated for the occa
sion. At the , conclusion of the dedication
the band played the national hymn,
heads were bared, and 'the boy drum
mers and buglers at the same time
played the spirited Mexican "dianas."
confusing the strains of the national
melody into a burst of music martial
In front of the old painting of Hi
dalgo, which usually hangs in the
council chamber, sat the officials and
committeemen of the city in the spa
cious stand erected before the old mis
sion. Before the crowds which had con
gregated during the previous ceremony
Bernardino Chavira, secretary of the
court of letters, spoke or patriotism,
of the work of the century for Mex
ico and the work of the decade for
Ciudad Juarez. The people cheered to
the words of the speaker and the band
played two selections.
Ceremonies inaugurating the new
stone and iron band stand, tne nrst
possessed by Juarez, were marked by
simplicity and a minimum of oratory.
With the members of the various com
mittees at his back, judge Rafael del
Castillo of the court of letters Invited
the mayor, Francisco Portillo, and
members of the city council, to step
upon the stand and take possession in
the name of the city. From tho tiled
floor of the new structure, mayor Por
tillo spoke briefly of appreciation to
the workers and dedication to the peo
ple. Immediately the band rushed up
on the floor, and the first concert
from the new stand followed to the de
light of the music loving people crowd
ed close to the new structure. Another
concert ivas given at night, and from
now on the new band stand will be em
ployed for the regular Sunday night
concerts, popular assemblage of the
city folk of all classes.
Anniversary of Diaz.
Today is 'the birthday anniversary
of Porfirio Diaz. At 10 a. m. the pa
triotic committee will go to the na
ational telegraph office and dispatch a
message of congratulation to the pres
ident of the republic. At 4 oclock cere
monies will be held at Comercio
street and Juarez avenue, celebrating
the widening of the thoroughfare made
at that point. There will be music and
All officials of the city, centenary
committees, municipal and military,
with representatives of mutual so
cieties of Juarez and El Pa-so, and all
the troops of the local garrison will
congregate at S p. m. in front of the
municipal buildings and march to Con
stitution plaza. There a long program
of music and oratorv -will be given.
School children "ws,l. sing
Probably about midnight will be
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I 1 S i I h I r Hi 9 1 m
Woodrow Wilson Appears to
Be Democratic Choice in
New Jersey Election.
Trenton, X. J., Sept. 15. Woodrow
Wilson, president of Princeton univers
ity, appeared to be in the lead for
the nomination for governor when the
Democratic convention met this morn
ing. Col. George Harvey and former Unit
ed States senator James Smith, who
have been working hard for Mr. Wil
son's candidacy, stick to the claim that
he will be nominated on the first bal
lot. Friends 'bf Frank Katenbach, jr., for
mer mayor of Trenton and the party
candidate for governor three years ago,
insists, however, that he will be the
choice of the convention.
The platform which is being prepared
will deal largely with state issues.
SEVERAL HURT IN
WRECK IN TEXAS
Belton, Tex., Sept. 15. Two of the
train crew were badly injured and sev
eral passengers received bruises and
others were badly shaken up in a
wreck on the Santa Fe eaSlbound train
in the old yards here at midnight last
j night. Engineer R. T. Fleming and
fireman J. 5. Kooens wbik huh iiu.
they jumped from the locomotive, after
p-pplying the emergency brakes, which
probably saved the passengers from se
rious injuries. The engine was de
molished. The wreckage took fire, but
lt was extinguished. The train
into an open switch, striking a
loaded with rock.
FOUND IN A CAVE
Steins, N. M., aepu 13. A uarty of
campers while -climbing mountains dis
covered a cave in which an Indian nad
been buried; the skuli and bones are
all complete. A great many beads of
all colors were also found.
The party is from El Paso, and in
cludes Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Buquor, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Schweerker, John and
Adolphe Buquor and C. R- Smith,
manager of the Volcano mines.
MAX WANTED IX
Gives Himself Up to Officers nt Farm-
Ington, X. 31., and Says Ke Im
Tired of Dodgln;? Purauera.
Farmington. X. M., Sept. 15. Jesse
Munn, who has been much sought by
the officers of southwestern Colorado
for the last, two months on the charge
of killing night marshal Geoglein, of
Telluride, came into Farmingten last
night and gave himself up to local of-
Munn stated that he was tired of be
ing on the continual lookout for his
pursuers and decided to surrender. Ac
cording to his statement, all he desires
is a fair trial.
A reward of S2000 was offered for
TO SHOOT A
AVEL.L AT TOYAH.
Toyah, Tex., Sept. 15. Nitro
glycerine has been shfpped into
this field for shooting one of the
oil wells. The explosive was
received for the Texas company
and it is believed to be the in
tention of using it to shoot well
No. 1, now capped.
3IANY SAILORS DESERT
SHIPS AT GALVESTON
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 15. Forty-nine
English sailors have deserted from
ships here since the opening of the au
tumn season and the authorities are
puzzled for an explanation None of
the men have been captured and the
steamship companies are liable to a
fine for each.
TAFT WILL XOT
GO TO COLLEGE THIS YEAR.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept, 15. Miss Hel
en Taft, daughter of president Taft,
will not return to Bryn Mawr college
this year, according to an announce
Instead, she will stay at her home
and assist her mother in her many so
This Is a Tale
Of a Goat--True
Washington, D. C. Sept. 15. This
tale of a goat is arranged chrono
logically: A woman in Detroit wanted a new
hat and drew a $10 bill out of a
A gust of wind whisked it out of her
A small boj driving a nanny goat to
a cart happened by and the ten spot,
fluttered under nanny's nose.
Nanny gobbled the bill.
The woman accused the boy of steal
By the Jime a policeman arrived the
goat had swallowed the bill.- The boy
proved his innocence and recovered the
bill by killing nanny.
The treasury department issued a
President Says Hereafter He Will Know Nothing But
Republican In Distributing Patronage Of the
Federal Government- Stand-Paters and In
surgents Will Be Treated Alike, he Says
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 15. No difference between the socalled "progressives"
and the "regulars" will be recognized by president Taft hereafter, but all -narty
leaders will be treated alike as Republicans in the matter of federal support.
The president's views to this effect are given in a letter from secretary
Norton to a Republican leader of Iowa, whose name is not disclosed.
In the letter secretary Norton stated that, while important Republican legis
lation pending in congress was opposed by certain Republican leaders, the presi
dent felt it his duty to withhold federal patronage from senators and represen
tatives who seemed to occupy a nosition hostile to efforts to fulfil the pledges
of tie party platform.
' That attitude, however, ended with the recent primary elections and nomin
ating conventions m which the people have declared themselves, and the presi
dent now looks on "progressives" and 'fregulars" alike as Republicans and, as
such, entitled to his support and the sunport of the party.
The fall elections, secretary Norton's letter says, must settle the question of
whether the differences in the last session of congress shall be perpetuated or
Discussing the views of president Taft as expressed in the Norton letter,
persons conversant with national politics, said they should not be taken as a
concession to 'insurgency." As partv leaders view the situation, Iowa, is not
"violently insurgent." The Iowa platform, they say, "subscribed to such efforts
as president Taft and his advisers have made to fulfil the promises of the na
tional platform." .
Among those from whom it is said the president temporarily withheld fed
eral patronage were senators LaFolIette, of Wisconsin; Bristow, of Kansas; Dol
liver and Cummins, of Iowa, and representative Hubbard, of Iowa.
HOPE FOR NA TION
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 15. Gifford Pinchot last night expressed his grati
fication over the insurgent victory in the state of "Washington.
"Insurgency is nation wide," he said. "The country is aroused, the people
are waking up."
Mr. Pinchot attributed the Democratic victory in Maine to the lack of a pro
"The insurgents are going to control the national party," he said. "The old
order of things is passing and we are on the threshhold of a new era."
Urges All Republicans to
Join Hands and Vote
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 15. Reports
of tne progressive victory In the Re
publican primaries of " vTVashington
reaching Col. Roosevelt he immediately
urged that all factions of the party
unite to support representative Miles
Poindexter for the United States senate
and the three progressive nominees for
"Just as in South Dakota, where the
regulars won, I urged the progressives
to support the regulars heartily," he
said, '-so I must earnestly urge that the
progressives in Washington where I am
informed that Mr. Poindexter has been
endorsed for tne senate and the three
progressive candidates have been named
for congress, must be given loyal sup
port by the regulars."
TWO DE3IOCRATS AXD TWO
REPUBLICANS WIN IN MAINE
Portland, Me., Sept. 15. Two Repub
licans and two Democratic representa
tives will constitute the next Maine
delegation in the national house.
Doubt as to the make up of the dele
gation was cleared up when delayed re
turns from towns of the fourth district
showed the reelection of Frank E.
Guernsey, Republican, of Dover, by a
The election of Asher C. Hinds, Re
publican in the first district, is shown
on the face of unofficial returns 'but
there may be a recount. In the second
and third districts, the Democratic can
didates, Daniel J. McGillicuddy and
Samuel W. Gould, won decisively.
Attorney Cnas. F. Johnson, a promin
ent Democrat of WatervHle, is to be a
candidate fortbe United States senate.
PUT OUT STATE TICKET
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 15. The Re
publican convention here named the
following state ticket:
Governor Chas. A. Goodwin, of Hart
ford; lieutenant governor, Dennis A
Blakeslee of New Haven; secretary of
state, Matthew P. Rogers, of Bridge
port; state treasurer, Cotello Llppitt, of
Norwich; state controller, Thos. D.
Bradstreet, of Thomaston; attorney gen
eral, John H. Light of Norwalk; con
gressman at large, John Q. Tllson, of
The platform endorsed the national
administration. A plank for direct
primaries was tabled.
THE 3IISSOUUI REPUBLICANS
FIGHT OVER PLATFOR3I
Jefferson City, Mo.. Sept. I?. The Re
publican party of Missouri has adopted
a platfofm that has a leaning toward
progressive ideas, after a contest that
was one of the most bitter ever wit
nessed In a Missouri Republican con
vention. The fight was over the endorsement
of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law and the
mentioning of former president Roose
velt. Governor H. S. Hadley, who Is
known as a "progressive," insisted that
the former president be mentioned as
the man 'who established the policy of
In return for this, the names ot
Payn and Aldrich were written in the
The Democratic platform was framed
without prolonged debate. Both con
tentions iidjourned after adopting the
pi at fc rm.
DEMOCRATS OF 3IIXNESOTA
NAME EDITOR FOR GOVERNOR
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 15. -The Demo
cratic state central committee met
here today to fill a vacancy caused by
the refusal of John Lind to accept the
nomination for governor.
It nominated James M. Gray, for
mer mayor of Minneapolis, and a well
known newspaper man of that city.
Are Unable to Reach a De
cision as to Nominees
Rawlins, Wyo., Sept, 15. Republicans
of Wyoming began today -what prom
ised to be one of the stormiest con
ventions in the history of the state.
The night and forenoon were spent in
fruitless caucusing and at noon the
delegates seemed no nearer an agree
ment either as to candidate's' for im
portant state offices or as to "platform
than when tney arrived in Rawlins.
The revolt against the state machine
seems general, yet every county has a
separate grievance and the opposition
is nnablfi t.o trot tnfrrhn-
Practically none of
have come instructed.
dolir;i t: I
The resolutions committee will be
asked to endorse Ballinger, and a hot
fight seems certain.
The insurgents ask for only mild ap
proval of the Taft administration.
There are a dozen names proposed J
for the nomination for governor to
succeed Gov. B. R. Brooks, who has
had two, terms, and delegates are at
tempting to agree upon some dark
horse for the nomination. Two-thirds
of the delegates are uninstructed.
Insurgent delegates declare they will
agree to no compromise, but will fight
to a finish to incorporate their policies
in tne state platform and to
the nomination of their candidates.
The seating of contesting delegations
from Laramie county will occupy the
attention of the convention first.
Senator Francis E. Warren has been
selected temporary chairman.
TENNESSEE TO HAVE A
Independent Democrats, Goaded by Par
dons of Patterson, Endorse Re
Nashville. Tenn., Sept. 14. The inde
pendent Democrats ot Tennessee en
dorsed the candidacy of Capt. Ben W.
Hooper, Republican nominee for gov
ernor, and furtner cut loose from the
regular Democratic wing by referring
the latter's harmony resolution to the
new independent state executive com
mittee without discussion.
The agreement extends only to one
office, the governorship.
The pardon by governor Patterson
senator Carmaok's slayer, was de
nounced repeatedly by the speakers and
each denouncement was received with
shouts of applause.
Muskogee. Okla., Sept. 15.
Beaten and robbed while en
route to his room late last
night. Walter Watson was bare
ly able to stagger hom,e and was
so badly injured that he died
this morning. He was unable
to give a clue to his assailant.
CALEB POWERS RUNS
FOR CONGRESS SEAT
Ondon, Ky., Sept. 15. Caleb Powers, former secretary of state, who spent
eight years in prison, most of the time under sentence of death because of his
alleged connection with the Goebel assassination, 'is a candidate for congress ia
the Republican primary in the 11th district .today against D. C. Edwards, the
Powers has used his "martyrdom" as he calls it, in his appeal for votes.
Bitter personalities have marked the campaign.
Men Charged With Bribing
and Being Bribed Face the
People for Reelection.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 15. The Illinois
primaries are being held today. The
alleged corruption in the legislature
reveajed in the trial for bribery of Lee
O'Neil Browne, minority leader, "jack
pot" politics and a plea for "vindi
cation" on the part of the men whose
names have been brought 'into the trial
were the issues.
In most of the congressional districts
insurgency is also the Issue, and a very
live one. Congressman James R. Mann,
chairman of the house committee on
interstate and foreign commerce, and a
staunch supporter of speaker Cannon,
has two insurgent adversaries. So has
congressman H. S. Boutell in the ninth,
district. Congressman George E. Foss,
also aligned -with the regulars, has a
brisk fight on hand.
Nominations are to be made fof
state treasurer, state superintendent of
public institutions, 26 state senators,
153 state representatives, 25 congress
men and county and judicial officers.
Interest in the primaries outside of
Chicago is chiefly in the nomination
of candidates for the state legislature.
Echoes of the session in which "Wil
liam Xiorimer's ejection as United States
senator was secured by alleged fraud,
were heard in every district where a
Republican or Democrat who voted for
Lorimer Is seeking reelection, and tho
voting is heavy In all precincts.
In addition to Eee O'Neil Browne,
who is seeking reelection as a stats
representative, there are four candi
dates now under Indictment.
These are state senator John Brod
erick, representative Robert E. Wilson,
representative Joseph Clarke and rep
resentative Henry A. Sheppart. all
- A fight has alsjo Ijgen Waged' to de
feat Edward A. Shurtleff, speaker of
the Illinois house.
Colorado's Governor Vindi
cated in Calling Special
Denver, Colo., Sept. 15. Governor
! John F. Shafroth was renominated
by a close margin on the first bal
lot in the Democratic state convention
in session here last night. The count
showed 564 votes for Shafroth. and 5S7
for Dr. B. L. Jefferson, his opponent,
with 551 necessary to a choice.
This is considered a vindication of
the governor's action in convening tha
legislature in special session to enact
party demands which the regular ses
sion fail to pass. One of these included
the addition of the Initiative, recall
and referendum provisions to the state
constitution. This was enacted into a
law only a week ago.
Robert W. Steele, of Denver, was
nominated unanimously for justice of
the state supreme -court and congress
man E. E. Taylor, of Glenwood Springs,
for congressman at large.
As a result of the renominatlon of
governor Shafroth the threatened
movement for the nomination of an in
dependent Democratic state ticket has
been abandoned, adherents of former
governor Thomas and other leaders de
claring that such action is now un
necessary. Previous to the meeting of the con
vention this morning, however, the
Shafroth leaders, however, aroused bv
oppositicn of Denver county to the
governor hinted of the probability of
the "platform" Democrats nominating
a county ticket In Denver county in
opposition to the ticket -which thh
Speer-Hughes combination is expected
to name September 17.
Leaders in the convention are stifl
widely separated on the question of the
seven remaining places on the ticker
Several of the larger delegations are
still fighting against governor Shaf
roth and as soon as his followers an
nounce a candidate, opposition is
started in a movement for a candidate
against him. Caucusing by county
delegation, made yit impossible this
morning for the convention to do any
business and a recess was taken until
1:30 this afternoon in the hope that the
factions would be able to get together
and agree on the rest of the ticket.
The most interesting fight is on- Mrs.
Kathorine M. Cook, of Brighton, su
perintendent of public instruction, who
is seeking a renomlnation. She has two
opponents, both women, and both well
known in state politics.
Forest Service Assailed.
A platform demanding state, control
of natural resources was read and or-
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