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EL PASO, TEXAS,
April 22, 1912 16 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
WEA THFK POB KC T.
Fair tonight and Tuesday;
Claim to Be Armed and
Ready .For the Advance;
Huerta's Strong Command.
READY FOR THE
(By Associated Press.)
Jimenez, Mexico. April 22. Should
Gen. Hoerta delay the advance of his
army another week, it is probable he
will lose the credit of taking: the initia
tive In the contest for the control of
Gen. Salazar reinforced the rebel
army below Rellano Sunday with
400 mfn under Gen. Luis Fernan
dez and preparations are being;
made to continue the mobilization
of the Liberal forces in positions facing
Huerta's army. What has appeared to
be only a plan of defence is declared
bv the officers at headquarters to fe
preparations for the long: talked of
march to the south. Ielay has beet
due to lack of organization and ammu
nition The first weakness has been
remedied to a .great extent and the sup
ply of cartridges is growing steadily.
Gen. Salazar has between 3500 and
4000 men south of Rellano; more wilt
be sent tonight. Salazar left this morn
ing on an exploration trip to the south
of Jimenez, but is expected to retura
Alreadv the rebels are prepared to
withstand an attack. Its officers be
lieve, and unless forced into a fight,
which they consider Is Improbable, they
will be ready soon to advance.
The advance guards of the two armies
are close together. Yesterday scouting
jartie4 sighted each other just half way
between the lines. Each retired.
The main bodj of the rebels is at
Hecalon, -but attention is being paid to
the flanks extending along the branch
railroad to Sierra Mojada, southeast,
and over the mountain trails to Cerro
Gorda, southwest of Escalon. Back of
Ksealon as far as Rellano the rebels
hae taken what they regard as the
best positions, the hills about Rellano
being well fortified. It was at this
place the federals were routed a month
Activity on the part of the enemy is
reported north of here. Reports from
scouts covering the field as far south
as Torreon are that Hoerta Is mobiliz
ing a force heavier thaa that handled
by the late Gen. Salas and that it is
The rebel expedition' to Torreon de
Canas. Durango, Intended to effect the
capture of Tomas Urblna. was a failure.
Urbina had fled.
Were Slow to Take the Town
After the Federals
Culiacan, Sinatoa, Mexico. April 14.
(By Mall ) The rebels were slow to
come in and take Culiacan after the
federals had abandoned it, fearing that
it was some trap. Thia wsb the expla
nation of tne leaders, but some can
didly admit that the delay was to en
able the rebel leaders to get their men
In hand to prevent too much looting.
Commission merchants and leading
citizens held daily conferences with the
rebel Jefes, and a temporary board of
I ublic safety made some effort to pre
set e order in the city, having im
pressed about 100 volunteer citizens as
police. This police body had to kill
two or three disorderly subjects. Most
of the cantinas were kept closed, in
fact, nearly all business was suspended.
The banks withdrew all funds to Ma
zatlan and closed tight.
All negotiations for the pacification
of the rebels in this state were natural
ly stopped by the flight of the gov
ernment and hostilities have broken
out again, not that there is anything
to fight, but the rebels are proceeding
v. ith the looting of territory that has
anything left, and a movement against
Mazatlan Is crystalizing.
'There is no government in Mazatlan.
but Don Justo Tirado, who took that
r-irt and drove the Mail crista governor
out In the last week of March, in an
innocent political manifestation that
was not directei against Mautro. ban
t-ten making sola show of preserving
order there, and nas some of his men
with him, but th. nly way he -an
raise funds is 'by looting, which he
cannot do without going back on his
rrett nsions. The rebels have no pro
tensuns to -itnbi-r-ws them in this re
spect, and with .he promise of "frc
lands'' after taking .Mazatlan most any
rebel jefe can get some adherents.
One force of over 300 rebels is now
within a day's march of Mazatlan, and
it will have to do something soon or
disband, and there Is no such force
available to defend the city.
The few remaining American women
end children at Navolato and down the
i alley are being concentrated at Culia
can for shipment to Mazatlan by first
BRAULIO HERNANDEZ IS
HELD FOR CONSPIRACY
WasttiBKton, D. C, April 22. Bran lie Hernandez, a leading Mexican and
formerly secretary of atate of Chihuahua, baa velnntarily surrendered to the
department ef Jsstlce to answer hh indictment at KI Paso, Texas, charging
him with eoesplraey to violate president Taft's proclamation prohibiting the
exportation of munitions ef war te Mcxlee.
He Is new en" rente from "Washing ton to El Paso in the custody of a spe- v
clal agent of the department aaa irill arrive there tonight or tomorrow.
Hernandez was Indicted by the recent federal grand jury at HI Paso. lie
surrendered on -arrival here as a special commissioner to president Taf t from
Gen. Oroieo. ,
IS AGAIN DENIED
Washington, D. C April 22. The
state department endeavored today to
put a stop to what it regards as ln
fammatory talk of the government's
purpose to intervene in Mexico, by de
claring that the reports of the Amer
ican consular officers in that country
r iterate that whereas there is not one
reason for military intervention, there
s.re countless strong reasons why there
Tould be no intervention.
Manuel Calero. former minister of
foreign affairs, left Mexico City Kri-
SLOAN WINS IN
Favors His., Nomination
For Arizona Position.
CHARGES HAVE ALL
Washington. D. C, April 22. The
senate's judiciary subcommittee In a
report today, unanimously favored the
nomination of Richard Sioan as Ari
zona district Judge. The subcommit
tee had investigated charges against
Considers Camming Bill.
The senate went into session at 11
a. m- and at once commenced the
consideration of the Cummins bill,
which 4s designed to permit an appeal
to the supreme court from the decrees
In the tobacco trust dissolution.
In the house, which met at noon, the
postoffice appropriation bill was too
sldered. Congressman Campbell took
occasion, during the session, to attack
colonel Roosevelt, declaring the Oys
ter Bay man had the habit of "assail
ing every man who ventured to dis
agree with him on any question."
The naval affairs committee of the
house agreed, in a somewhat ani
mated session, to authorize the expen
diture of $1,000,000 for a worlds wide
wireless telegraph system for the
United States navy.
Curamlns Bill Fasces.
Washington. D. C. April 22. With
out a dissenting vote the senate com
mittee today passed the Cummins bill
providing for an appeal to the supreme
court of the United States from the
decision of the United States circuit
court for the southern district of New
York approving the reorganization of
the American Tobacco company.
train, or through Altata by first steam
er if no southern Pacific train.
Yesterday Messrs. Shepley, Powers.
Ltep, Haggerty. Tompkins, McAvoy,
Johansen and some others left for the
states by way of Mazatlan. Both Shep
ley and Powers are abandoning big
plantations on which much monej has
been spent, leaving them to Mexican
employes for such protection as tney
can give, rateher than remain and
risk their lives longer.
Navolato, -ebabito and Lo de Ver
dugo are the only American camps now
left in the Culiacan valley and these
Americans are beginning to wonder if
it Is worth while longer incurring the
risks they have endured for over two
MORE TROOPS ARE
Gome to Defend the Town;
Other Rebel Troops Sent
On account of ramose of federals be
ing in the vicinity of Juarez, CoL Fas
cial Orozco has strengthened the mili
tary garrison In the city by the addi
tion of 100 troops from the Casas
The soldiers have already arrived
and are stationed in - the military
quarters on Lerdo avenue. All of the
Casas Grandes troops haTe mounts,
which have also been brought to
Juarez. The troops will be detrained
in Juarez until it is found that there
are no federals in the section.
The addition of the Casas Grandes t
troops to the garrison brings up the j At Murphysboro. I1L, George Meade,
Juarez garrison to about 400 men. ! who lived two miles north, died of ln
, CoL' Pascual Orosco has been notl- Juries. One woman and two children
fled by the Chihuahua headquarters of the 41 persons brought here last
of the Liberals that a campaign will I night from Bush, died today in a bos-
be begun immediately against Ojinaga '
by the Liberals in order to wipe out
the federal forces in that section. Al
ready 800 men have been prepared for
this campaign and are leaving Chihua
hua. Santa Rosalia and other places in
that section, marching overland to Oj
inaga. with the intention of co-operating
there in an attack on the federals.
Numerous reports as to trouble
which would be caused by the federals
in Ojinaga who were said to have Jua
rez as their objective point, has caused
the campaign to be begun.
None of the forces from Juarez will
be sent against Ojinaga.
BATTLE WITH YAQUIS
Three Federal Dead; Twenty
Yaquis Are Reported
Guayfas. Sonora. Mexico, April 22.
A battle between federals and the
Taquis was fought yesterday at Ma
poll, the federals being under com
mand of Gen. Mesa. While the exact
number of killed and wounded is not
known, about 20 Indians are thought
Continued on page three.
day night for Washington to assume
his new post as ambassador.
Acting secretary Wilson said that
nation the' question of despatching a
vessel to the west coast of ! f
wniie toe president nad under consid
icok murthe saxety of the American
residents there, it did not necessarily
mean that a warship would make the
He said the principal object was to
get news about these Americans who
were in a country where great disorder
prevailed, with no communication with
the outside world.
Sweeps Over Parts of Indi
ana and Illinois, Devastat
ing Wide Area of Country.
OVER ONE HUNDRED
Chicago, 111., April 22. As a result
of a terrific tornado which swept over
parts of Illinois and Indiana Saturday
f-nlght just before, sunset, 32 people are
known to be dead and about 100 in
jured, many to the extent that they
may die, while property damage
amounts to many thousands of dollars.
Fifteen of the deaths reported occurred
at Bush, I1L; five at Willisville. three
at Beddick, and nine at Morocco, Ind.
It is expected that several more bodies
will be found under the wreckage at
various places. The storm was .not in
the exact form of a cyclone, yet could
not be called a straight tornado.
Four Killed at Murphysboro.
Four persons were reported killed
at Murphysboro in the storm which
swept southern Illinois Sunday after
noon. The informatoin was received
here by the Illinois Central railroad,
which also was informed that two
houses and a barn had bean blown
down at De Soto, a few miles north
east of Murphysboro.
Much Damage Xear O'Dell.
Reports reached here late today that
a tornado swept across nortn central
Illinois shortly before 6 oclock Sunday
afternoon doing much damage in the
vicinity of Momence and O'Dell. Elec
tric wires are reported down and con
siderable other damage done.
Twenty Houses Down at Ceal City.
Twenty houses were reported blown
down at Coal City. I1L. and several at
Mazon. by a tornado just before night
fall Sunday. Several persons also are
reported injured.' Greatly interrupted
telephone communication made con
Part of Part Destroyed.
All the south and east part of Grant
Park, I1L, was destroyed,
were severely injured.
church was demolished, the Ehler
building front was blown in and the
Cnrtiss Brick company's brick yard
was denuded of buildings. Reports
that Ave persons had been killed at
Grant park were untrue.
j Death and Damage at Murphysboro.
St. Louis. Mo, April 22 The storm
swept through the northern part of
f Murphysboro. seriously injuring Mrs.
i George King and two daughters and
Mr. and Mrs. William Wilderback. No
i leaths were reported. Ten houses
were demolished at Murphysboro and
h Ttllnnis Ontral atKtlnn at finnev
was jsrrled 300 feet.
Reports reaching here early thia
morning from towns in the storm
swept territory of southwestern
JUtnots, tell of 23 deaths, a hundred
Injured and thousands of dollars dam
age to property, including wire and
Forty-one injured persons -were tak
en to Murphysboro in a special train,
the crew of which said only a small
portion fo the village had been
The St. Louis. Iron Mountain and
Southern railroad shops at Bush were
demolished and many residences de
stroyed. Death List Grows.
The death list caused by high wind
storms In southern Illinois continued to
grew today, in the meager telegraphic
and telephone reports received here
Two men were reported dead at
Freeman, 111. The second relief train
which "was started from Bush for
ir.ii'nlivtwkra wait sent tn another town
. f - - T.a i 1
oecause oi ine craw u ui
the Murphysboro hospital.
a cmia oi ibuiukb H.yiur w kuiw
and many persons were injured when
the storm swept a patn in nammon
county. Til. Fourteen houses were de
Al BUB" ...w. jc.wmo rw-m . ...-u j
in the home of section foreman Camp-
belt of the rtroa Mountain. Seventy-
Ave bouses, the hotel, postoffice. min-
ing company's offices and store and the
wnindtinnsa destroved. SeVentv-
. T..1. (& AVAn WA1.A IrlllAI i
roundhouse were destroyed. Seventy
five families are destitute and the
state has been asked for assistance.
Ten of the Iron Mountain's! employes
of Bush are en route here for treat
ment. It is thought they cannot live.
W. E. Merrlfleld. of Chester. I1L. divi
sion superintendent of the Iron Moun
tain, departed today for Bush.
Reports .also tell of eight persons
being killed "near West Frankfort in
he storm's path in Franklin county.
"Woman Killed on Road.
TTnTiVoVoA Til Anril iS Mrs Ta?M
Jay, who with several friends was re- I
turning from KanKaxee sunaay nignt wuunra long lists oi names of per
to her home eight miles west of here. sons who had petitioned for the pass
was killed by the tornado and others ae of the bill; and other lists of per
in the party were seriously Injured. ! ?"58 wno nad filed remonstrances. The
They had taken refuge in a deserted
The wind tore off the roof and
threw down some of the walls. Mra
Jay was instantly killed by a heavy
Murphysboro, I1L, April 22. One
woman and two children of the Injured
brought here from Bush died after ba
Ing taken to the hospital.
Woman Killed at CampHs.
A report from Campus, In the north
east corner of Livingston county, says
that Mrs. Nelson Hulse was killed and
her two children probably fatally in-
The storm swerve northwest of
Odel land swept a path about 80 rod
wide, demolishing practically every
thing In its path.
Xlne Killed in Indiana.
Kentland. Ind, April 22. Nine per
sons were killed, six others so severely
injured they are expected to die, half
a hundred other bruised, and thousands
of dollars worth of property destroyed
in and around Morocco. Newton
county, when a tornado swept out of
the west The dead are: Four young
children of Mrs. Rice; Frank Rice, a
son: Mrs. Frank Rice, his wife; Miss
Cassle Smart. Morocco; infant sister
of Miss Smart.
Damage at Moreem.
Morocco, Ind., April 22. Twenty
houses were blown down in and near
Morocco and fully 40 houses in New
ton county were wiped out.
As near as ican be judged here, ttie
tornado started in Iroquois county. III,
and swent eastward in Kvratine curvds.
HaltSrf rw "Ide'scountvho
"aaeiton, George Ade s country ho
aiorocco Is nve mnes nortn oi
It has not been learned whether his
property was damaged.
Fifteen Killed In Alabama.!
Birmineham. Ala April 22 f tor
nado Passed over Adamsville. HMKk-
ney City, Jugtown. Brookside and
eral mining towns today. Incomi
reports sav 12 to " 15 persons
I (Continued on ge Jrour.;
Anti-Saloon League of Ari
zona Starts Fight on the
BILL IS REPORTED
Phoenix, Ariz., April 22. One of the
most Important actions of the house
this forenoon was the introduction of
a temperance measure by Jones, of this
county, providing for the repeal of tha
liquor segregation law. The bill pro
i.des for direct county option and pro
vides, in absence of such legislation,
that there shall be no kind of referen
dum for the entire state.
The bill was introduced by request
of the anti-saloon league.
Representatives Hensley. Calloway
and Hanna are here from Washington
to investigate reclamation matters.
They addressed the legislature today.
Representative Calloway, of Texas said
he believed -this is the best legislature
Arizona will ever have.
A bill was introduced by Barker to
cut off a section of Gila county and
annex to Pinal. A general public health
measure was also Introduced.
In the senate a general corporation
law was considered, but final action
was not taken. A bill was introduced
tc pension all school teachers after
36 years of service. A bill providing
for the advisory recall of federal judges
and United States senators "was report
The legislative ball has been ar
ranged for tonight to be held at St. (
Fatrlcb's nail, it is the first social
function of the session.
Te Shut Off Bills.
With a desire to facilitate the work
of the legislature by shutting off all
but the really necessary bills, repre
sentative Jacobs has introduced in the
house a resolution providing that af-t-
April 23 no new L.Us :oculd be in
troduced except permission be granted
by a two-thirds vote of the legislature.
I.ut the house would have none of it
and the resolut'on was killed by a
large ir:iu,it. Whether this action
j p-vttnds that scant of the statesmen
sun nave pet measures wnicn tney
desire to see enacted into law, or
whether they acted merely en general
principles cannot be said.
The bills now number about 2S0. and
still they come. The day the Jacobs
resolution was introduced a half dozen
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Dins were tnrown into the senate hop- ! thus get around the restriction con
per by one legislator alone, senator j tained in the constitution. Some ot
Wood of this county. The last dount I the members questioned such a pro
gave Wood a slight lead In the mat- ' cedure and right on this point the
ter of proposed legislation, though
senator orsiey. or Pima county, is a
close seoond. It most be admitted,
though. tt)t some ox senator Wors
leys bills are of muck greater lensta
tnan the rfte.of the WMa.
and that makes a difference.
SeMfaa May Be Bxtended.
The really significant thing about
the introduction of so many bills at
this late day. however, is the fact that
it raises the question of an ad
dition to the session beyond the con
stitutional provision for 60 days. Al
lowing about three -Auks to get a bill
through both houses, and considering
the largp number of measures that at
tois time nave never gone beyond the
printing committee, it is evident that
there is little hope for getting through
man of the bills introduced so late
In the session should the term close
Ma l$ as planned. And the present
state of feeling between the house
and senate does not make for quick
Cobb Is Confirmed.
The senate has, after all, confirmed
the appointment of Lamar Cobb as
state engineer. The discussion over
abolishing the office, however, con
tinues, and the result of all the pother
Is problematical. Cobb has grown
largely In favor since his campaign
for the congressional nomination last
fall. Under all the circumstances, he
made a remarkable run on that occa
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sion, surprising his friends and dls-
tanclng Winsor in many places where
the latter was supposed to have every-
ining sewed un. He is strong -with
the business nfen and, whether the
legislature will go to the extent ol
turning him down bv nasalnc the Rnh.
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ULt, 18 a qUOStlOn.
The Antl-BnglUh Speaklnir BI1L
The expected has happened in tht
matter ot the Kinney blU prohibiting
the employment of non-English apeak
fno- rnio t c , .? lV "T
---o .vyic an uiiuce liiu ii ouier naz-
No meastire -with
lie possible exception of the proposed
ecall amendment, has nrnvAVui ...
vi auienuraeni. nas nrnvfiicwf
much discussion as this. And there is
no other measure in which so many
people are vitally Interested. The la
bor committee, which had this bill in
charge, has brought in two reports.
One recommended the indefinite post
ponement of the bill, but the maporitj
report recommended that it be sub
mitted to a referendum vote of the
people at the coming general election.
" reports or tne committee also
bill was sent back to the labor com
mittee with Instructions to attach a
clause providing for submitting the
measure to a referendum vote.
If they get this bill through under
the present plan and also submit all
the constitutional amendments in pros
pect, besides providing for an elec
tion of all state and county officers
next fall, the amount of voting re
quired at that election will be enough
to terrify toe average citizen. With
more than SO names on the ballots and
a half dozen Independent propositions
to be decided, the -man will have to
be pretty well Informed who does not
vote more or less blindly.
Cities to Bnter Business.
One more step has Just been taken
in the WorsleyrbUI providing for th
submission of a constitutional amend
ment granting authority to the state
and municipalities to engage In Indus,
trial pursuits. The bill has passed the
senate and has now beeji referred to
committee in the house. This la
Worsley's pet measure the measure
oi an oiners on wnose success he
strongly believes the prosperity of the
state depends and he is makina- n
hard fight to secure its passage. H
has the advantage of the fact that
legislation- of this character is ex
jressly recognised in the constitution
Furthermore, it is decidedly popular
in Arizona just now; and socialistic as
niany people will regard the pronoBi
tion it will not do at this tim .1
l predict its defeat.
Election of Senators.
The resolution asking congress to
submit to the state legislatures an
amendment providing for the direct
lection of senators has passed the
senate. There is a similar house reso
lution, and as the house has lately
gion-n restive under the alleged desire
of th senate to steal all its thunder
t .ere i no telling what will be done
Bill Regarding Prosecutions.
What is regarded by lawyers and
man others as one of the most im-
tcontlnued on Page Fout.j
House Has Treuble Trying
,to Find Places For the
TO BE MOVED
Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 22.
The New Mexico legislature has, like
other legislatures, had the employe
problem to deal with for a good meny
years, but under its territorial form of
government it had no trouble in tak
ing care of any quantuiy of them. It
Is declared by members of the terri
torial legislatures at the 1905. 190? and
1908 sessions, that it was almost Im
possible for them to get through the
crowds of employes loafing around Ita
the corridors and halls and committee
rooms, and that 'if stood shoulder t
shoulder the string would reach from
Santa Fe to Albuquerque. But this
statement was made and vouched for
by a Democratic member who was
compelled to train with the minority;
and might be tainted with partisaa
bias. Inasmuch as the employes were
branded with the Republican mark.
The legislators know we have adopt
ed a constitution, but some do not
consider it binding in many ways. They
do not believe that when the consti
tution says, after enumerating the em
ployes it may choose and fixing the
compensation of each, "and such sub
ordinate employes in addition to the
above as they may require, but t-he
aggregate compensation for such ad
ditional employes shall not exceed $20
per day for the senate and ?o per
day for the house." "When the present
session opened, the senate very prompt-
WtG UU W "-
ly put on the payroll a sufficient num-
".? evmp!oyef to, JEV "SiLiL?1
-within tlio llmlra nt tna fnnflAmAiitftl
a large number of applicants.
House Tries to Sidestep.
The house used up the addi
tional allowance allowed by the
constitution and had not taken
care of half the applicants. The
overflow was carefully tabulated
and it was found that 370 per day addi
tional was needed. It was decided by
he leaders in the house that a bill
could be passed providing for addi-
Lavui UlflLUl UU9I.UAft.&U CUf.VJ CO out
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' bouse became divided. This breach
has never healed, and it is today a
running sore. The speaker put on ex
tra employes to the amount of J 70 a
daj, passed a bill appropriating the
necessary funds and forced the senate
to concur In the action of the bouse
by refusing to consider senate bills
until the latter body "came through."
Breach Between Member.
The feeling between those members
who declared the constitutional limi
tations should not be exceeded, on the
one side, and the speaker and his
friends on the other side, became in
tense: the gauntlet thrown down bv
f the speaker was immediately taken
up and a movement was put in mo
tion to unseat him. At this juncture
the Republican state executive com
mittee called a meeting of that com
mittee with the Republican members
of the house in the interest of har
mnnr. This meeting wan helri In tha
supreme court room. The differences
were apparently adjusted and a strong
sstatrr wr piss??;;
unanimously passed. This resolution.
wnlch was supposed to be, and was
certainly intended to be binding on
every Republican member, emphatic
ally declared against seeking aid or
comfort from the opposite in any man
ner. Dove ef Peace QHlts.
The meeting adjourned with a feel
ing that all was well and that, with
an agreement there made, the consti
tution finally settled the amount of
money which the house could expend
tor extra employes, the Republican ma
jority would remain intact, would let ,
oygones be bygones, bury the hatchet ;
jf discord and get Into the harness
tor the work before it. A very few
lays later, it was plainly discernible
Lhat the dove of peace bad simply
liirped once and winged its flight. The
agreement entered into was not to be
lndlng on the speaker and his fol
owing, and submission to outside in
luence and "boss rule" was no longer
o be tolerated. 'The house is su
preme'" declared the speaker, and it
will do as the majority says. The
tays and means committee was the
-csult 19 Republicans, three "progres
sive" Republicans anu eight Oemo--.rats,
a violation of the agreement en
tered into and a slap in the face for
the Republican central committee, al
though the speaker was elected on the
egular Republican ticket
Senate Tarai Measure Down.
In the meantime, a bill was pre
pared by the finance committee pro
viding for the payment of the members
of the senate and house, together with
the employes. ur to the limit at the ex
penditure allowed by the constitution.
i ei tne empioves-ln-hone.
. . I
Ulelr nameK did not ret An th navmll (
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. ." iMsiona oi tois diii, re-
uajutru in mienuauce. xney were in
and about the main floor and corridors
and committee rooms -t every session.
They had hope. They also undoubted
ly had instructions not to depart The
result of 37 days' conference became
the property of the house In regular
session when W. H. H. Llewellyn in
troduced a Joint resolution appropri
ating Jl 000, to be placed in the hands
or speaker Baca for contingent ex
penses. After some discussion, and a
weak parliamentary effort to table It.
it passed the house by a vote of 35
to 10, four members not voting. It
was immediately delivered to the sen
. S '?nJch body, after a lew remarks,
tabled it unanimously. The question
now arises as to what action the
speaker and his majority committee
will take. It is believed by many
members of both houses that this res
olution was a feeler, thrown out to
the senate, and thaV the bills coming
m? the house from the upper body
will be held up In an effort to force
acquiescence In the demands of the
Mr. Rogers's bill in which he seeks
to repeal all acts now in force pro
viding for compulsory vaccination Is
on a stormy sea In the Judiciary cora-
The members against Tils bill ,
ar.?. ,n the majority, and two reports
will accompany it when it is returned
to the house. Its fate there is problem
atical, as many of the natives are
looking at the matter through Mr
Rogers's glasses Mr. Rogers is vio
lently opposed to vaccination In any
torm, and has presented to the com
mittee and -a in pjesent to the house,
a gieat number of luthorities in sub-
VIA OT.Al.h ( ...! ... au.au,..,.. !
-lantiation of his claims.
Mr Kotrere tnlnlra that KA n.AAn,
eiief of medical men In the practice
s largel dni to ignorance basing his '
,,.- ,,.. . i
-C-.lnUea on Page ITour.l
law of the state, and those employes,", identification is impossible.
ne th ht for the nurnoses from i XSOdieS Lamed Away from Oran
Steamer Mackay-Bennett Is
. Picking Up Many of Ti
WILL BE BROUGHT IN
New York. X. Y., April 22. The White
Star line announced this afternoon that
it had received the following wireless
message from the cableship Mackav
Bennett, which is on the scene of the
Titanic disaster searching for bodies:
"Heavy southwest squall has inter
fered with operators. Fifty bodies re
covered. All not embalmed will be buried
at sea at 8 p. m. with divine services.
Can bring only embalmed bodies to port."
The White Star line officials said that
any information from the Mackay-Ben
nett, which is under orders to remain
in the vicinity of the wreck for a week,
will be made public on receipt. Only
, m i .lav 1 - 1 .--
i wose ooaies mat nave oeen laentuiea
, or admit of being identified will be
brought back. Some of the victims have
undoubtedly been mutilated by ice so
. . .
auBb uiriiLiiiiaLiuu r iiiiuuRuuir.
I Bodies Carried Away From Grand Banks.
me steamer rtnein reported to tne
j White Star line by wireless that "wreck -
; age and bodies were passed in 42.01 Iati-
! tude. 49.13 longitude, and that the
Mackay-Bennett was heading for that
position. This message indicates that
the gulf stream is carrying the bodies
and wreckage 50 miles east of where the
j Tlt-:- .Jt
Chart troA W WMt Citsr T.ino
I The cableship Mackay-Bennett had
j been chartered W the White Star lir.e
1 and ordered to proceed to the scene ot
I the disaster ana to do all she could to
recover bodies and glean all information
Every effort will be made to identify
oodies recovered and anv news will be
sent through immediately by wirclsss.
In addition to anv such messages as
these the Mackay-'Bennett will make a
report of its activities each morning by
wireless and such reports will be made
public at the offices of the White Star
The Mackay Bennett will not make
any soundings, as they will not serve
any useful purpose, because the depth
where th. Titanic sank is more than 2000
The survivors who were taken to hos
pitals on their arival on the C'arpathia
have now practically all recovered and
, many of them have left for their homes,
Relief societies have gathered funds ae-
rars" thr 26T-and s '
' re',ef R1"6 nave been swamped
"'" ctoining. o-t omy mat. out count-
less letters were received, ail offering
assistance of every sort.
Lifeboats 'bat Half Filled.
That many of the lifeboats of the Ti
tanic were sent away only half filled and
that if Capt. Smiths orders had been
obeyed many more lives wonld hav hn
saved, has been disclosed by Peter D
inuy, oi liimt, jreru, a urst cabin sur
vivor. Daly states that he saw the
captain rash to the railimr after th
boat shad been put out from the sinkine
sn:D nd "RHnr th- ia wi?
they are only hall tilled."
How many boats obeyed the captain's
orders to return, Mr. Daly was unable to
J. J. ASTOR'S LAST ACT
OXK OK GALLANTRY. -
Chicago, III.. April 22. Mrs. Ida
S. Hippach and her daughter. $
Jean, survivors of the wreck of J
the Titanic, declare they were
saved by Col. John Jacob Astor.
who forced the crew of the last 4
Mife boat to wait for them.
"We saw Col. Astor place Mrs.
Astor in a boat and assure her
that he would follow later," &
said Mrs. Hippach. "He turned
to us with a smile and said: 'La- J
: dies, you are nex-t" The officer
in charge of the Boat protested
? that th erft w fnli ., th .s.
. . . . . ; -y
iv seamen starxen to lower it. s
"Cnl Astnr A-relAivvtAil 'IiaU tha ..
. , . . a ""
; Doar in tne voice or a man accus-
-. lumcu to ne uoeyeo. ana tne men ;
did as Jie ordered. The -boat had
been lowered past the upper deck
and the colonel took us to the
next deck below and put us in the
boat through a port hole."
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EL PASO KEY RATE
IS CUT TO 20 CENTS
El Paso now enjoj s an u.suramt e
ratt of ' it-nts. tb iont-t .-, ;h,
The official announcement of the re
duction in the basic rate of fire n.au. -ance
for El Paso was made in a let
ter from the state insurance beard.
receied here Mon&ay, and effective
after that date. The key rate has been
44 cents since August 1. 1910. when it
wm reuueeu irum ou to n cents, xne i
instalation of new numns in the river i
. . . . T r I -----
plant the replacing of castiron mains
wttn standard water mams and addi
tional improvements In the fire de
partment and at the mesa pumping
The effect of the reduction in the
key rate will be to reduce insurance
rates on dwellings from 10 to 20 per-
cent, while the rates on mercantile
risk" ill be Increst-d slightK. accord-
Ing to local insurance men The An
son "or thls apparent increase is that
' - 1 Paso has had a J5 percf-nt blanket
tt-auiiinn in mercantile risk' snce 1 n
Julj. IJ, . Thls Auction ua- grant, d iu
Denies Knowledge of Fa&
Telegrams About Safety
Says the White Star Compa
ny Wants to Assist in the
Washington. D. C April 22 - V.-e
president P. A. S. Franklin, of the Inte
rnational Mercantile Marine company.
told the senate investigating committee
today how he had asked to have the
earlier reports of the Titanic disaster
held up to avoid unnecessary alarm. He
denied any knowledge of the message
addressed to representative Hughes, of
West Virginia, about the ships be.ptj
towed to Halifax and gave other detail-
Senator William Alden Smith, of Mun
After denvimr that officials of the
I "hite Star line had any knowledge
a misleading telegram to Mr. Hughr
it was acknowledged by Mr. Franklin
that be had issued reassuring statement
when he had no facts on which to ba-e
Witness read from a great sheaf o"
wireless telegrams received Mond.iv
morning. Xone of them contained anv
information of value, but it was on this
data that the line issued its statements
in an effort, said Mr. Franklin, tn rc?
Later when the news came, he aiI.
he sent immediately for the reporters
and began reading to them the long Mar
coni gram from the Carpathia giving the
grewsome news in considerable detail.
"I began -to read:
"Titanic went down this morning at
2:20.' and then I looked un," said Mr
Franklin. "There was not a reporter in
the room. They were all racing for tele
phones to get the news out to the wor!.' "
Bit by bit. Mr. Franklin eonrtibute.!
to the evidence the senate is seeking to
throw on the catastrophe that sank th.
Titanic, sent almost 1600 persons to their
death and plunged the world into moirn
Denies Suppressing, Facts.
Mr. Franklin denied that the Whit"
Star company had any intention to spirit
away from the country any Titanic otti
cers or crew, or that the plans to return
the survivors of the crew were prompted
by any desire to suppress the facts He
said that nothing that the officers or
crew could tell would affect what might
be told by surviving passengers.
The inquiry christened tne luxurious
caucus room of the senate, regarded as
perhaps the handsomest execute e hear
ing room in the world. In its center sat
tHe subcommittee, with senator Wm V
den Smith, of Michigan, presiding
j Jammed about the long table which tho
committee occupied were witnesses and
Among them were senators and repr?
sentatives and their wives, baron ici
Hengel-Muller. the Austrian ambassador
and other representatives of diplomatic
and official circles and many women
mostly drawn from the national gather
ing of the Daughters of the American
Many of the Titank's survovors w "1
be called to give evidence before the
committee. It is expected that amons
the notable witnesses will be Mrs. John
Jacob Astor. Mrs J. B. Thayer and Col.
Third Officer CaBed.
After senator Smith had cautioned the
crowd against demonstrations. J. S. Box
hall, third officer of the Titanic and one
of the four officers to survive the disas
ter, was called as the first witness
When third officer Bothall entered the
room, senator Smith asked him to tep
aside and called P. A. S. Franklin. Mte
nresident of the Internationa Mercantile
Marine company. He began to question
Mr. Franklin as to the companies com
prising the corporation, its connections
and its capitalization.
Istaay fiatem Denial.
Mr. Ismay denies that he has nai
any nrotest to the British ambassado
Mr. Bryce. because of the holding ."
members of the Titan ic"s crew as it-
(Contlnued on Nevt Page. )
i by the state board because of the ae'
tation here and elsewhere in the stare
j against the high rate. This 25 pe--
cent reduction will cease to appl
after Monday, when all rates, mercan
tile as well as dwellings, will be fm
j ured from the 20 cent keyrate.
There will be a reduction on doii
cies written for dwelll-ir hn.,. .K...
are still running. This reduction will
oe tne difference in the
rate as f'$r-
th .J. "" i . K.ey te- arrt
..... iwriu UU; Ul 'U
r,ntc u... .
.K .11 v.- . -.-..... ,.r.rri
...r. -ii ik no reiuna on old policies
as the reduction will be effective aft- r
effective. ' De rate becom' 3
The announcement cf the new k- -rate
means days and nights of har 1
work for the insurance men. as all of
the risks of the citv must be figured
according to the new rate and the
rate changes made and announced to
,VP?"Cyholder?.. V .sPecfic schc.V-
j-.. .v. ..--ii-a.iiiiie risKs whih
L- . iuL,iu.e. r... th
n ocie(i hsri .,
Ul .11 fiuisf the nru r..t