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EI Pas, Texas,
Deceafeer 1, 1911-18 Pages
Refuses to Depose Americas
Treasurer General at the
RUSSIAN TROOPS TO
MABCH ON TEHERAN
Teheran, PersU, Dec. 1. The na
tional council has rejected the Russian
ultimatum by a big majority. The for
eign minister say that the vot6 of the
National council on rejection of the
ultimatum was cast In open session. A
subsequent secret sitting of the mem
bers was practically unanimous against
A cablegram from British foreign
minister sir Edward Grey was present
ed to assembly during its sitting. The
dispatch urgently advised compliance
with the Russian demands, but some
of the members pelnsa out that Eng
land's advice bad heretofore only led
to Persian humiliation.
Think Grey Misinformed.
They believed tnat sir Edward Grey
had been misinformed, and emphatical
ly asserted that Russian Injustice had
become intolerable. They thought that
resistance on the part of the Persian
government to the Russian demands
would awaken foreign attention and
lead to an impartial inquiry. Compli
ance on the other hand would be con
strued as a sign of abject cowardice
and would mean national suicide.
Former Governor Killed.
Ala-Ed-Doweh, former governor of
the province of Fars. was assassinated
as he was leaving his residence today.
Three men participated in the crime.
A deputation of members from the
national council waited on W. Morgan
Shuster before the vote was taken in
the parliamentary session. The Amer
ican treasurer-general begged them to
consult only the Interests of their coun
try and not to consider him.
The national council registered its
refusal to comply with the terms of
th. Russian ultimatum at 11:45 just a.
quarter of an hour before the expira
tion of the time limit of the ultimatum.
Silent Crowd Await Verdict.
In the meanwhile, large Silent crowds
thronged around the precincts of the
parliament house waiting for the ver
dict of the deputies. The Russian min
ister here. M Poklewsky Koziel, noti
fied the Persian government that the
mother Suua-Es-Pultaney and all her
property would henceforward be placed
UGder the protection of Russia in com
pliance with a -request which she had
telegraphed to the emperor and em
press of Russia.
RbMIhb Troops March on Teheran.
-.. St -Petersburg. .Russia, Dec. L In
consequence of tie rejection by the
Persian national council of the Russian
demands. Russia has ordered the Rus
sian troops uow eoneentrat-ed at Reset,
capital of the Persian province of Gill
ian. 16 miles from Enzeli on the Cas
pian Sea. to advance on Teheran.
The Russian ultimatum tp the terms
of which the Persian national coun
cil has refused to agree, called in the
first place for the instant dismissal of
W. Morgan Shuster, the American wno
has for several months occupied the
post of Persian treasurer general. A
further demand was for a cash in
demnitv from Persia to cover the cost
of the dispatch of Russian trodps to
Ask Taft to Urge Peace.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 1. President
Taft was appealed to today by the Persian-American
Educational society to
use the good offices of the United
States government to prevent' war be
tween Russia and Persia. The society
also addressed letters of appeal to
the United States senate and house ol
representatives, and to Andrew Car
negie, asking the latters help as a
friend of world peace.
WOOL REPORT TO
BE READY DEC. 11
Cotton Report Will Be Sent
in a Pew Days
Washington, D. C. Dec. 1. The much
discussed report of the tariff board on
the wool schedule of the Payne tariff
and on the wool Industry will be In the
bands of president Taft not later than
This prediction was made at the
white house today' following a visit of
chairman Emerr and A. H. ganders of
the board. The cotton report will be
sent to the white house a few days
Mr. Taft spent nearly as hour with
the two members of the board and
urged them to make all possible haste
in the preparation of both reports and
the board will work nights and Sun
days until its work on these two sched
ules and industries is completed.
Mr. Taffs two special tariff mes
sages, one on wool and the other on
cotton, it became known, will be mere
lv formal documents of transmittal. Un
der the act creating the tariff board It
Is not expected to make recommenda
tions for ttirlff regulations to congress.
Its reports will show the compara
tive cost of production or wool and
." cotton in the various states In the
'United States and abroad, but It will
not contain conclusions as to Any rates.
It Is said that in his tariff messages,
the president does not now intend to
go any farther than the board.
OERXAX XAVAL INCREASE
REPORTED DECIDED UPON.
Berlin, Germany, Dec. 1. A news
agency which is sometimes well In
formed, states that an increase of the
German navy has been decided on.
It says the government is deter
mined to spend $90,000,000 on the aug
mentation of Its fleet, which sum will
be spread over six years. Official cir
cles maintain silence.
AT PEARSON SITE
Mexico City, Mm, Dec. 1. It Is reported in diplomatic circles here that
a formal pretest is being framed by the department ef foment o of the re
public against permitting any transfers ef title er construction work to. be
dose in the Ohamlzal zone 1b El Pace. The report la that commissioner Fran
cises Beltram y Pagu, ef the international (water) boundary commission,
who baa been here since the close ef the Charalral hearing In HI Paso last
June, is preparing the papers la the f ormal protest, which will be presented
to the state department of the United States.
The location ef the Pearson mills on the tract in the south part of El Paso,
which la la the disputed zone, Is said to be the reason for the protest.
Writes Madero That He
Wants to Give Him a
Chance Rebel Battles.
TWO ARE FOUGHT
WITH THE FEDERALS
Mexico City. Mex.. Dec. 1. At least
one of the opponents of the government
has decided to lay down arms and give
Madero a chance as president.
Jesus H. Salgado, with whom the
federal forces and the Maderist rurales
of the state of Guerrero have had sev
eral encounters, has written a letter to
president Madero, congratulating the
tatter an his assumption of the hlgn or
fice. Salgado has been wandering through
the hills of the southwestern state,
leading a band of malcontents, one sec
tion of which was decisively defeated
by a force of Gen. Ambrosia FIgueroa a
men a few days ago In ani engagement
in which the leader of the bandits, Lie
Guato, was taken prisoner.
Salgado's letter reads as follows:
"Tetela, Nov. 7, 1911. To the presi
dent of the republic Francisco I. Made-ro--I
congratulate you on taking pos
session. I haTe resolved to lay down
arms all the time that you are presi
dent. I protest against the calumnies
of the press, written by enemies.
"Gen. Jesus H. Salgado.'
Two federal victories over 'insurrec
tionists are reported to the war depart
ment. Candido ProceVs band in Guana
juato was routed near the state capi
tal last Tuesday, and In an engagement
near Canltas. Durango, Wednesday aft
ernoon, Jesus Del Palacio was killed.
Procel was reported wounded.
Procel's uprising was made in the
name of Reyes and that of Palaclo's
In the name of Emillo Vasquez Gomez.
In neither fight were the losses great
Federals Meet Rebels.
The federal forces which left here
a few days ago in pursuit of the bandits
-no attacked the police station ana
political Jefetura here, had an encoun
ter with these bandits at Las Cuevas.
near the hacienda . of La Labor, and
completely routed them.
The federal forces, composed of three
eolumna, had made forced marches in
their efforts to overtake the rebel
nd came upon them suddenly taking
diem completely by surprise. The reD
els gave fight, but were soon "forced
to flee. The federals could not make
pursuit, owing to the state of fatigue
thev were In after the hurried march
I and" the battle. . They have orders to
slble and to exterminate the rebate.
Rebels Leave Wounded.
The rebels fled toward San Lulz Lo
zada leaving in the possession of the
federals several wounded men, soare
horses and a large amount of arm and
The federals sustained ao losses.
CoL Justo Ttrado. .and Col. Cruz Men
der, who were Maderits chiefs and op
erated In this territory during the Ma
dero revolution, left for Slnaloa-a few
davs ago for the purpose of raising a
force to go after the rebels. In two
davs they raised 150 men each and set
out In pnrsult, acting under theuthor
itv of the government It is expected
that another encounter will occur soon
near Lois da and that the rebels will be
A band of rurales under Col SUve-jre
Marlscal. and a detachment of the 24tr
battalion of lnfantrv had an encounter
with a groun of Zanatlsts near Santa
Catarlna. The bandits were routed
with big loss of arms and horses
rmie of the men were captured. It 'Is
bel'eved that this Is the band of Za
Tatlsts which set fire a few davfe ago to
the station of Flerro del Tom near Tres
Mari.iq between here and 'Mexico.
Gomez Denies Orozco Letter.
"If my private correspondence is not
left nlone I shall be annoyed," said
Dr. Francisco Vazquez Gomez yester
day. "Not content with manufacturing
a telegram that I never received, some
one must Invent a letter to Orosco
that I did not write.
"The dispatch from El Paso saying
that I wrote Orozco that Madero would
not carry out the plan of San Luis Po
tosl and for that reason I must, was a
pure invention. My "plan Is to sup
port my family here In Mexico City and
has nothing to do with San Luis Po
test." Cipher Telegram.
Dr. Vazquez Gomez still wants the
telegram brought to ligSt ivhich 't
was said had been sent in cipher to
him by his brother. Lie. Emillo Vaz
quez Gomez and about which there was
so much discussion a few weeks ago.
Gonzales to Leave Feb. 13.
Abraxn Gonsales, minister of gober
naclon, must give up his post and re
turn to his duties as governor of the
state of Chihuahua, not later tui Feb
He has had a three months leave
of absence which will expire the mid
dle of February, but It has been hinted
that Mr?" Gonzales will return to his
native state prior to that time.
OfflelarDeeree Single Term.
The Diarlo Official of yesterday con
tains the publication of the single term
constitutional reform, passed by con
gress In the closing days of the Diaz
All that now remains is to promul
gate this act by solemn bando.
The decree provides that the presi
dent and vice president of the republic
and state governors can never be re
elected. Diss's Portraits Must Come Down.
President Madero has ordered that
no portraits of living functionaries
shall be bung In the office of the fed
eral government and that his own por
trait may be hung only -in the art gal
leries. It is said that president Ma
dero had been thinking about the mat
ter for some time, bat that no occa
sion had arisen to call forth an order
on the subject until he understood a
few days ago that his picture was to
be hunsr in one of the federal offices.
He straightway ordered that it should
not be done and that the pictures of no
living functionary should be hung in
the government buildings, so that a
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Los Angeles, Dec. 1. Shortly after 3 oclock today J. B. McNamara, through
his counsel, formally -withdrew his plea of not guilty and offered a plea of guilty to
conspiracy in the blowing urof the Times building one year ago, in which disaster 21
men lost their lives and $500,000 worth of property was destroyed;- '
The chief defendant announces that he is ready to make -a full confession of
his-part in the affair and expose the whole conspiracy.
John J. McNamara, brother of James B., pleaded guilty to causing the blowing
up of the Llewellyn iron works in this city.
number of portraits of Gen. Diaz will
have to be removed. In fact it is
stated that the large on, which hung
in the hall of ambassadors and which
was a gift to the nation from tb state
of Veracruz -has been removed already,
nan Leg Cut Off.
Surgeons at the Juarez hospital am
putated the left leg of Pablo Bseandon.
Jr.; later he died.' When Escandom killed
Manuel d'Asunsulo. a former Maderista
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just after aravwmg nis revolver, mi
self-inflicted wound was a very serious
one, for the bullet cut an artery. Sur
geons probed for the bullet unsuccess
fully and It was feared that internal
hemorrhage would cause blood poison
ing. Then the amputation followed.
Young Bseandon was the son of Lands
y Escandon, governor of the federal dis
trict under Diaz.
Hay to Retire.
Eduardo Hay will give up his position
as chief of police some time next week '
and probably be succeeded by Lieut .
Col. Vlto Alesslo Robles. who Is now
serving on the general staff of the war .
Col. Hay, who was wounded at the
battle of Casas Grandes and lost the
sight of his right eye. has suffered
from pains in the optic nerve. The
many documents he" has had to read
and the continual nervous strain is sup
posed to be the cause, and he requested
president Madero to relieve him front
Llewellyn for Reciprocity.
MaJ. W. H. H. Llewellyn, of Las
Cruces. X. M.. district attorney there.
Is in Mexico City, and declares himself
In favor of reciprocity between Mex
ico and the United States.
VILJOEX LOOKS FOR EXD
OF THK YAQUI TROUBLE.
Guaymas, Mex., Nov. 28. 1911.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Enclosed find a communication rela
tive to the YaquI situation, which may
be of Interest to your readers, and
which may tend to give a clearer Idea
of what is being done towards the
settlement of this vexed question.
Very truly yours,
B. J. VHJoen.
Yesterday, November 27, Gen. B. J.
VHJoen, peace commissioner, and his
assistants, met file governors and
about 160 followers of the Yaquis, who
reside at Huirivls.
The conference was for the purpose
of discussing ways and means to pre
vent further abuses and depredations
in the Yaqul valley, as haciendados
from Potam and surrounding country
The governors and chiefs made clear
that the depredations were committed
at Oros and Potam by men of Gen.
Siaubalame's command who came from
the little Bacatete; that these rebels
also abused those of the Yaquis who
lived at Hulrivis, to the extent of rob
bing one of them and otherwise abus
ing him. They -stated that they were
peacefully inclined and anxious to get
their lands so as to start farming.
Furthermore they promised to do all
In their power in the future to pre
vent abuses and robbery in the val
ley and that they 'would arrest anyone
who broke the law in their vicinity
and turn such violators over to the
Last night Gen. VHJoen received
several dispatches from the Bacatete
from Gens. Kspinoza, Mori, Slaubalame
and other chiefs. These letters were
brought by ten couriers, and he stated
after reading these letters that all the
chiefs had now agreed to come down
to the valley as soon as the govern
ment could comply with one or two
small demands, which he thought
would be arranged within two or three
Gen. Esplnoza (who is the general
ising) advised Gen. VHJoen in regard
to the killing of young Lopez at Oros,
that he was ordering the arrest of the
Yaqul who killed young Lopez and
that he would have him shot. "Gener
ally the outlook for a peaceful settle
ment of the Yaqul question is much
brighter than ever before.
Gen VHJoen and his secretary leave
for Hermoslllo tonight to confer with
GEN. REYES WILL LBCTUnB
BUT CANT GET A HALL
If He Is Unable to Obtain a Hall It Will
Be at HI Home High Seaool Pu
pils PromotlHs It
San Antonio, Tex.. Dec 1. Although
the Athenaeum association of the San
Antonio high scMool, which has invited
Gen. Bernardo Reyes to deliver a lec
ture on "The History of My Country,"
has been unable to obtain a hall in
which the lecture is to be delivered, it
is determined that the lecture shall
take place even If U is to be at the'
nonve of Gen. Reyes. Bf forts to obtain
the use of the highschool. auditorium
proved of no avail, tRe school board re
fusing to allow the use of the hall on
account of the position that Gen. Reyes
occupies at present and for the same
reason tire chamber a? commerce re
fused to allow its hall to be used. In
.., - -.Atw.. v mImuIi tiftarn tut eon-
ducting aii Investigation to ascertain
Reyes to nake an address at wis sse
of the game.
AGITATOR IS ARRESTED
AT THE- SANTA'ROSALLA. DAM.
Chihuahua. Mex, Dec. 1. rln re
sponse to a letter directed to the gov
ernor or the state from the officials
connected with the building, of the
Conchos river dam at Santa. Rosalia
asking that certain agitators be re
moved from the camps of the company,
the authorities of that place arrested
Jose RIvas, who, it Is said, had some
thing to do with the recent labor trou
bles experienced by the dam company.
Rivas is now in Jail pending the dis
position of the charges made against
CeHgreas Pensions Widows.
The widow of Col. Tadeo Vasquez,
who was killed in the battle of Cerro
Prleto, has been given the sum of $00
by congress in recognition of her late
husband's services to the revolution.
Congress has granted the petition of
Andrea Sueco. who asked for a month
ly pension of $20 as recompense for her
father's services in the war with the
French and the extermination of the
V FORMER AMBASSSADOR
TO AUSTRIA IS BEAD -
Trov, X. Y., Dec. 1. Charles
S. Francis, proprietor of the -
- Troy Times and late ambassa- O-
dor to Austria-Hungary, died
DAMAGE AT MOCHA
Only Three Turks Are
Killed by Italian Eire,
Perlm. Tripoli, Dec1 I. The bom
bardment of the fortified seaport of
Mocha, Arabia, caused considerable
damage but only three Turks are re
ported to have been killed
The Turkish gunners in the fort re
plied to the firing from the Italian
warships with 16 shells, all. of which,
however, fell short except the last one,
which passed over an Italian cruiser,
causing Jt to withdraw promptly.
It is said that the bombradment
probably will be resumed on Decem
ber 4 by a more powerful Italian war
ship. : :
.;. TO HOLD NANKING.
Shanghai, China. Dec. 2. (1
a. m.) Nanking remains tonight
still In the possession of the
Imperial government troops un-
der the command of Lieut. Gen.
Feng Kwo Chang.
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REAL PROGRESS, it is
the strongest newspaper in
the Great Southwest.
GET INTO THE EAST
Cleveland Gives the Execu
tives a Luncheon and
eight western1 iWirfwsaadnone lleu
Z!t. SPTor who are touring the
country, "booming their states and ad
vancing the interests or the Panama
exposition to be held la San Francisco
In 191a, will Invade the east.
After a day of automobile rides, in
terrupted at noon by a luncheon at
the chamber of commerce, at which
there were 600 other guests, and In
the afternoon by a reception aboard
the governors' special train, the party
will be entertained by former gover
nor Myron T. Herrick at a banquet
at the Union club tonight, and short
ly after will depart for Buffalo. N. Y
where a stop will be made tomorrow.
The governors were surprised here
by a visit from governor Harmon, of
Ohio, who came up from Columbus, Ire
said, "to extend a welcome to the vis
itors." At the chamber of commerce numer
ous short addresses were made. Gov.
Burke, Gov. Norris. Gov. Hawley. Gov.
West and Gov. Oddie were among the
speakers. Gov. Harmon made a few
Gov. Oddie, of Nevada, Is quoted to
day In an Interview as saying that
the Reno divorce Joke has become ob
noxious and that he will attempt dur
ing the coming winter to sequre a
more rigid divorce law in Nevada.
SLOAN URGES M;0RE
TIME FOR PAYMENTS
He Thinks Homesteaders
Should Have 15 Years to
Chicago. I1L, Dec 1. Governor Rich
ard E. Sloan of Arizona, speaking be
fore the National Water Users' asso
ciation here today, declared for a lib
eral extension of time to homesteaders
in paying back to the government the
money loaned them to carry on Irri
"The "five years they are allowed Is
far too short," he said. "It should be
extended to 20 years or at least 15. The
five year requirement Imposes too great
a burden. Settling the land requires
many Improvements, necessitating ex
penditure of money, and with the year
ly payments to the government, make
too bard a struggle for existence to
Fulton H. Sears of Fallon. Nov.. pres
ident of the association, said the asso
ciation would formulate a petition to
be allowed to take some part in the
government's irrigation schemes.
"The government has spent about
$13,000,000 In Irrigation and will event
ually spend $2,000,000,000. As we have
to repay this money eventually, we
wish to have some voice In the spend
ing of It"
CHAOS REIGNS IN
Bands of Robbers Go About
City Looting Banks
Hong Kong, China. Dec. 1. Although
the reign of piracy on the West river
has been checked by the vigilance of
the guards on board the river steamers,
the situation on shore is utterly cha
otic. In the towns and settlements
along the river, the most deplorable
outrages areifrequently occurring. Even
In Canton the military regime has
proved itself wholly Inefficient.
For several days armed bands of rob
bers and hoodlums hive gone about
Canton looting shops and houses. To
day 50 ruffians, bristling with revol
vers, walked boldly into a bank In a
southern suburb and got away with
$5000 in cash. About the same time
a band of seven armed natives blus
tered into the open market and boldly
plundered two prominent shops before
,the eyes of hundreds of panle stricken
onlookers. They secured several hun
dred dollars In money and then walked
off. The local police disarmed, watched
the spectacle helpless.
Street fighting goes on continuously
in all parts of Canton and those killed
or injured include many innocent by-standere-
District Attorney Creates
Comment by Request in
BIT OF WIRE IS THE
CAUSE OF SENSATION
Los Angeles, Cai, Dec. L At the
opening of' court in the McNamara case
today district attorney Fredericks
asked for a continuance until 2 p. m.
He did not state the reason, holding
himself to the comment that he had
never asked a continuance before. The
request was granted.
It was rumored that certain Indian
apolis developments interested the-state,
but this could not be- confirmee
Thirty-eight men la the venire panel
of ,50 .were reached with summonses
and of the number 15 remained after
Judge Bordwell's preliminary examina
tion. Election Claims Attention.
The district attorney's office was
completely engrossed in details of the
alleged Illegal registration of voters
and this was given as the reason not
only fpr the Inactivity in the Frank
lin case, but for the request for early
adjournment of the McNamara case.
Scores and scores of complaints bad
to be prepared today by the district at
torney In connection with the registra
tion, as the election occurs on Tuesday.
The alleged election fraud is to be one
of tiie subjects in the investigation of
the new grand Jury, and It Is supposed
that the district attorney's office ex
pected as a result of today's work to
furnish two good reasons for the sum
moning at once of the grand Jury
election frauds and bribery attempt ia
connection with a McNamara venire
mac. Franklin was in conference today
with his attorney, Henry T. Gage, go
ing over details of tne defence to be
made at the preliminary hearing Mon
day. Rumors Fly Fast.
Rumors flew thick and fast that the
district 'attorney's office was investi
gating a report charging that one of
the sworn jurors had been tampered
with before entering the box. It was
said that a re-examlnatlon of the menr
in the tfox might be asked for by the
prosecution. This theory gained wide
credence and chief detective Samuel L.
Browne admitted that such a thing was
not impossible at this time.
It developed that Larry Sullivan, an
other qf tne detectives, occasionally em
ployed by the McNamara defence for
special work, was secretly closeted
with district attorney Fredericks today.
Sullivan, who guarded Mrs. Ortie E.
iMcManls&l whea-ah was is Le An-
KCTtw. n is - uuucratvw, ivaos auuioivueu
by the prosecution and subjected to a
Charges Jarers Infleeneed.
That .district attorney Fredericks
would ask, when court convened at 2
ocldck, a. reopening of the examination
of one or more -of the sworn Jurors was
the admission made on good authority
shortly after noon today. Members of
the district attorney's staff unofficially
declared that they had been working
for some time on a theory that seme of
the sworn Jurors had been influenced
prior to their entering the box.
Say Reporters Spoil Plan.
Much perturbation was manifested by
S. L. Browne, chief of the state's de
partment of investigation, when he
learned that newspaper men had dis
covered Sullivan's presence In the dis
trict attorney's office today. He told
one local newspaper man that he would
not give him the privileges of his of
fice if he printed the Sullivan inci
dent Later one of the attaches of the
district attorney's office declared that
the newspaper men had spoiled an Im
portant plan. It was said that the in
tention was to produce Sullivan in court
suddenly later today and his visit to
the district attorney's office was as
serted to be a forerunner of his ap
pearance before Judge Bordwell today.
Various stories were In the air as to
the man or men In the Jury box against
whom the prosecution intended later
today to direct its fire, but the closest
secrecy was maintained as to the iden
tity. It was said that district attorney
Fredericks fully intended to use a per
emptory challenge against one man
now in the box, but sacrificed the op
portunity because Information .iioo-
i a plot to influence the Jury through this
Mo.it ixioo iu nis ears, xnis fneory was
confirmed by detectives today though
they would furnish no further details.
After conferring together in their
offices, attorneys Darrow and Davis
went to the office of district attorney
Fredericks and were closeted with him
for some time.
They refused to discuss the situation.
Government May Take Hand.
The hurried departure from Los An
geles of A. L. McCormick, United States
district attorney, in answer to a rush
message from attorney general Wick
ersham at Washington, strengthens a
story that has been in circulation here
for some time, though generally re
garded as a government secret
It Is to the effect that Wlckersham
directed district attorney Miller at In
dianapolis to act in the McNamara case
Miller, it was said, was to go over the
evidence and If he found he did not
have as good a case as could be made'
In some other federal court he was to
get into communication with Wlcker
sham. Left on Short Notice.
At all events, whatever ttie connec
tion may be, the Indianapolis proceed
ings have been halted, for a short time
at least: MlHer ha consulted Wlcker
sham and now McCorml.-k 1 on his
way to Washington. He left on an
hour's notice and be Is going as fast as
trains can carrv him.
No thin tr definite is known here as to
why McCormick Is going east He nro
feeses Ignorance as to the cause About
the federal buildtne- the belief Is that
Wlckersham called McCormick to con
sult about the transportation of dvna
mlte. The investigation mav he trans
ferred to this city, and tf tls should
be done the state of California can get
all the Indiana evidence, as well aa
service on several Important witnesses
who haTe declined to come, and whom
the state cannot compel to attend. But
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POSTAL CLERKS' UNION
Chicago. 111., Dee. .1. What employes ef the United States mall service
termed an attack ea their union ergaalzatlaa was received here today In a.
general' order from O. P. OrandfteW, first asetsfaut postmaster general call
ing on all secret organizations ia the service immediately to disband.
The order was aimed, the men say. at the Natiasal Federation of Pest
office Clerks, an If filiation ef the American Federation of Labor, to which
moat of the men, here heleng.
Pearson Concern Options a
Timber Tract South of
There From Booker.
WILL BUILD A
The Pearson. company has taken op
tions on the entire 150,000 acres of
timber and grazing land holdings of
L. E. Booker, touth of Agua Prleto.
and adjoining the Pearson lumber
tracks 1b Chihuahua. A standard gage
railroad Is proposed to be built from
Douglas, Artiu. to the Booker Umber
tract 50 miles southeast and to erect
sawmills In Douglas to mill the logs
from this tract for the mining Umber
market of Arizona. Thin will a
Ul.250,600, Including the mills at Doug-
It is also proposed to extend the
standard gage line from Douglas to
the Umber tract southeast to connect
with the main lino of the Mexico
North Western at Pearson. This will
absorb the line now being 'built by
L. B. Booker to connect the Chihua
hua Umber tract owned by him with
the Pearson mills at Pearaon. ,
This will giire a transcontinental
line from Pearson to Douglas, which,
will touch the northern Umber tract
owned by the Pearson company, and
the two big Umber tracts now owned
by Mr. Booker, but opUoned to the
Pearson company, together with the
line now under construction, which is
known as the Booker line, the 86,000
acres of Umber southeast of Agua.
Prteta, Son, and (6,000 acres of Tax
ing land adjoining it
Makes Personal Inspection.
J. O. Crockett general manager of
the Buffalo Susquehanna railroad,
and executive director H. I. Miller's
railroad adviser, has Just returned
from an inspection of the Umber tract
south of Douglas and win report fa
vorably to the active head of the Pear
aon company regarding the proposed
project for the development of the
Umber Industry of northern Senora.
and the opening of this secUon with.
a standard gage railroad. Mr. Crock
ett accompanied vice president Miller
to El Paso from the east and went
over the situaUon at Pearson and Ma
dera. Chin., with him on his recent
j trip. When Mr. Miller left for the
east Mr. CrooKett remained in ti t-aso
and went over the field from Doug
las to make a personal Inspection of
the entire tract
Haeae Market far Lumber.
The purpose df the proposed develop
ment of the Umber country to the sootti
of Douglas by tha construction of the
railroad line to the Booker timber
tract and the construction of mills in
Douglas, is to supply the great market
In southern Arizona and northern Son
era for mining timber, to be used in
the copper mines of the Warren, Clif
ton and Nacosari districts.
At the present time, according to
Mr. Crockett who has made a study
of the timber and railroad situation
anDlvinar to this particular field, the
Warren district alone, which includes
the great copper mines of southern
Arizona, consumes 75,000,000 feet of
lumber annually In the mines and in
general construction work. This, he
says, is now supplied from the Oregon
districts by way of the Pacific coast
and the Southern Pacific, and from
the east Texas pine districts by way
of SI Paso and the Southwestern.
Because the timber tract southeast
of Agua Prieta is almost at the door
of this great mining district Mr.
Crockett sits the timber can lie loBrsred-
I shinped to Douglas over the proposed
railroad and miuea tnere so eneapiy
that the timber can be delivered much
below the present market price and yet
at a good profit
Douglas Is ready to give the Rearscn
company a mill site free, Mr. Crockett
says, upon which to erect the mills for
handling the-timber from this tract and
later from the other timber holdings
which the Pearsons have or control In
Will Not Hurt Kl Paao.
"The timber la the finest grade of
white pine and White cedar In the
world," said Mr. Crockett. "IVa all In
he valleys and this makes It more ex
pensive to 'handle, but It is the same
grade as the timber In the Pearson,
tract In Chihuahua.
"This plant will not Interfere with
the El Paso end of the Pearson project
for the mills at Douglas will supply
a district which Is now supplied with
Umber from the west and east It wfll
better tbe EI Paso plant and SI Paso
commercial conditions by opening up
this vast territory which Is dlreeUy
tributary to El Paso.
"The line from the Sonora timber'
tract to Douglas and the mills at Doug
las will cost $1,250,000. although the
exact extent of the Douglas mills can
not yet be determined."
SAYS LA POLLETTE .
HAS THE DELEGATES
I Honser Declares Concrete
in Many States
Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 1. That sena
tor La Follette will have a majority of
the delegates from every state that re
mained in the Rp-"bi!oan column in the
last elections. Is the prediction of Wal
ter L. Houser, chairman of the National
Progressive league committee, made
He said that concrete organisations
already have been formed In Pennsyl
vania. Indiana. Michigan. Maasachu
tvittts. Illinois, North and South Dakota,
Kpwa. Colorado. Arizona, New Mexico,
Washington. Oregon, California. Idaho,
Montana. Wyoming and Utah.
TJNDEKWOtfB WILL CALL
COMMITTKK TO TUX TARIFF
Washington, D. C. Dec. 1. Repre
sentative Underwood, chairman of the
ways and means committee, announced
today that he would call a meeting of
the committee as soon as congress 1
convened to sound the sentiments of
the members as to the tariff revision