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EL PASO, TEXAS,
May 22, 1S12 18 Page
TWO SBCTIONS TODAY.
Fair tonight and Thursday,
HOTCONTESTSTAFT LOSES IN
TO PROBE DLL
TO GOME UP . OHIO Br
FIGHTING INTW0ARMIES1N SCHOOLS WILL MAYSEND WAR
GUADALUPE BATTLE NEAR PLAY MATINEE VESSEL TO
REGION? RELLANO ENGAGEMENT HAVANA
Speaker Baca Springs Sur
prise by Appointing Com
mittee of 30.
MAY RESUBMIT THE
Santa Fe, N. M., May 22. In the house
speaker Baca has executed a new po
litical flank movement by appointing
a committee of 30 to investigate all
county officers, all state institutions
and state offices after the legislature
adjourns and to report when the leg
islature roconvenes next January.
The house has passed a bill fixing
the salaries of district attorneys, a
bill providing for the payment of the
salaries of all state officials and the
state supreme court, a bill providing
for the procedure to quiet title to
real estate, an act t( loan $25,009 to
San Juan county to rebuild bridges
destroyed by a flood last fail; an act
appropriating $30,900 for the expendi
tures of the state corporation com
mission; an act appropriating $2,500 to
pay the expenses of the house com
mittee that investigated the bribery
charges against four members; a bill
to ptimit railroad employes to vo$e
in whatever precinct they may be on
election day and an act giving the
federal government exclusive juris
diction over lands on which govern
ment property is located.
May Repeal Language HHaliflentiea
The state senate has passed a res
olution introduced seven weeks ago
Muviding for a submission to the peo
ple of an amendment to the consti
tution to repeal the language qualify
cation in the constitution and imposed
1 con;r'ss in the enabling act. Its
IaFsai;e by the house and signature
ly governor McDonald are certain, as
both pai ties are pledged to breaking
the compact with the United States
in that respect.
The senate also has passed the
Holt high license bill. The act pro-
iding tor the study of the effect of
alcohol on the human system passed
the senate unanimously as did a
measure to punish the unlawful ap
propriation of electric current.
Child Labor Bill Recommitted.
The senate tailed a mine inspection
bill and reconsidered its action on
t ,c house child labor bill which it
had tabled and recommitted It. A bill
to punish jail breaking with 23 to SO
was also a measnre nermittine- otiiers I
than sheriffs to serve civil summons
aud others than court clerks to make
A message from governor McDonald
making October 12 a legal holiday.
A large number of railroad offi
cials appeared before the railroad
committees of both houses to argue
against the passage of the three cent
a mile rate bill.
More Power Fer Baca.
The house kaleidoscope has shifted
again. It already has a steering com
irjttee of five, of which speaker Baca
is chairman. It has a ways and means
committee of 30, of which John Baron
Burg is the chairman, but speaker
Baca, is the boss. Now speaker Baca
is to appoint another committee of 27
en legislative program. With these
three committees at" his command,
all eager to serve him, he can
play one or tne otner, as suits his i
purposes. csi c-uurpe, oeuina wui ims
legislative maneuvering, looms the si
lent figure of "Bull" Andrews, who is
holding down the bouse lid in a mas
In anticipation of the appointment of
this newest of managing committees,
all the house committees cleared the
decks and reported out nearly all the
minor measures thus far introduced at
t'bJsfcecssion. The big bills are in the
rfys and means committee.
The flood of new bills in the house
'remains at high tide. Among the new
cne are: ,
Commissioner of Charity.
No. 21 S, by Chaves, creating the of
fice of commissioner of charities and
corrections, providing for traveling and
entingent expenses. The commission
er is to be appointed by the governor
at a salaiy of $2,000 a year.
No. 219, by Cordova, to establish, a
state industrial "school at ot near Taos.
No. 22ii. by de Baca, for the listing
ot mining properties and collection of
a tax in the output tbereof.
House bill No. 221. by de Baca, rela
tive to community ditches.
House bill No. 222, by Quintans, to
amend chapter 53, Laws 37th Legisla
tive assembly, providing for the crea
tion of not more than six road dis
tricts in each county.
House bill No. 222, by M. E. Baca, to
amend further section 413T of the laws
of 1S97, relative to the saft and manu
facture of native wines on premises
House bill Xo. 224, by Burg, relative
to community land grants.
House bill No. 225, by , Burg. to
amend section 27 of chaptek 67 of the
legislative assembly, to priibit court
reporters irom practicing law.
House bill No. 226, by speaker Baca, anA tn? Insurrectos will find them
liiiin fn, ho 0-Avnw.H A k f selves hemmed in on ttiA ttn i.
providing for the government of the
iAeboyeta land grant in So--rro county.
To IlHlW Doaa Ana Hrldge.
House bill Xo. 227, by Llewellyn and
Morrow, to appropriate $8,000 for a
bridge across the Rio Graode in Dona
Ana. county .
t House bill No. 288. by Hilton, to
amen section 11, chapter 42, laws of
the 37th assembly.
.New Senate Rules.
Two important rules have been re
ported bi the senate committee on
rules, w4ch will facilitate business
during the -remainder of the legisla
tive session. One provides that every
till shall lie over 24 hours after being
reported out of committee. The other
provides that no senator shall be ex
cused from attending the sessions after
i.ext Saturday, unless in case ot Ill
ness. A peculiar fight for the possession of
the historic palace of the governor
ac Santa Te is being waged. Three
ears ago the legtolature entered into
a contract with th Institute of Ameri
can Archaeology, "ander ' which " the
Jvew Mexico museum was created and
housed in the old palace. The School
of American Archaeology- was given
quarters in the venerable old struc
ture. Priceless prehistoric relics were
installed in the museum, the west end
of the palace was completely restored,
private donations secured a f5,000 li
brary, a complete language laboratorv
and tbe lnstalation of mural tjainting's
worth $30,000, depicting tbe life of the
cliff dwellers, all of which bectme the
property of the state. At th same
time the New Mexico Historical socie
ty, a pnate corporation, subsidized by
the commonwealth, with an annual ap
propnat.on. had been occupying the
eastern end of the old paWe. There
Historical ,j the Archapoloi.cal so
cieties jn1c . re was no suri,r:3. ta. r. -
!", dui cunsiaeraoie indi
v.hen two hills appeared
Continued on Page Four.
Federals Say There Will Be;
Rebels Laugh and Say Fed
erals Have Vamosed.
SOME FEDERALS ARE
V RBBBLS WARNED XOT
& TO KIRK OVKR LIXE -
& Washington. D. C, May 22.
& Col. E. Z. Steever, commanding
the military department of $
& Texas, was today instructed by S
the war department to inform S
8 the commander of the military $
& forces in Juarez, that he must
not permit any firing whatever &
into American territory. $
Confirmation has been received of
the report conveyed to Col. Steever
Tuesday that the Mexican federals
had abandoned Guadalupe, from which
they drove the rebel guards on Mon
day. The federals withdrew to the
vicinity of Fort Hancock, it is stated.
Federal agents Bay it :s a trick to
draw the rebels after them and then
annihilate them; that there la a big
force at Hancock under Jose de la Lux
Sanchez that would Join 'the force
that took and then deserted Guada
lupe: that if the rebels follow east
of Gaudalupe, what Bluebeard did to
liis wives will be put in the class with
Sunday school picnics compared to
what the federals will do to the reb
els. Rebel agents laugh a loud guffaw
and say they Know all about the Dig
federal force near Hancock and de
clare that most of the federal force
that took Gaudalupe is now back in
from where they were re-
Rebels Arrest Federal Leader.
Canuta Leyra, who is said to have
led the attacking party of federals
upon Guadalupe, is being brought a
prisoner to Juarez, according to dec
larations in that city Wednesday.
Iieyva, it is claimed, commanded 40
federals and the rebels in Juarez say
his band scattered to the hills or re
turned to El Paso when the rebels ap
proached, just as the federal "defend
ers" of Juarez did a few weeks ago.
Leyra is said to be a son of a former
Juarez policeman who 'was later chief
of police of Ojinaga.
Some Federal FrfeoBerC.
It is known that at least some of
Leyva's force quit him during or after
the fighting at Guadalupe, for United
States soldiers at Fabens hold seven
of them on this side of the river.
They are Cristobal Mendoza. a former
Juarez policeman; Refugio VasQuez.
Gil. Berru. Pedro Balsa, Ignacio Men
doza, Paulino Balcarta and Cruz Rey.
These men, according to agents of the
rebels, who have talked with them!
claim that they were hired in EI Paso
by Tibarcio Sanchez and Rutillo Rod
diguez. acting for consul E. C. Llor
ente, at $2 a day and that the consul
paid them all a week's wages in ad
vance and promised them $7 a week
for their families while they were
away in service. The job looked good
and they joined, but the seven who
are now in the hands of tie V. S. sol
diers, declare that when they got to
Guadalupe and ran out of Drovisions
and heard that 300 rebels were corn-
ing from Juarez, the job lost all its
attractiveness and they vamoosed.
Oaty Forty of Them.
According to the stories of these
prisoners, there were only 40 of them
1 and they have never been near Ojin
aga ana aia not advance on Gauda
lupe from Ojinaja, but they were
herded at Bosque Bonita, near Sierra
Blanca, from El Paso, and sent across
the river there with the knowledge
and consent of Texas rangers. Rebels
in Juarez are considerably exercised
over this, declaring that this ia a dis
crimination that may result in re
prisals against Americans in the rebel
zone, since the United States is so rig
idly enforcing the laws against all
The international border line, in case
of a fight at or east of Gaudalupe,
will be plainly marked by a cordon
of olive drab troopers, each carrying
a rifle. The confusion over the po
sition of the imaginary line nearlv
caused an international episode yes
terday. To prevent contending Mexican
troops from using American territory
in the battle. Col. E. Z. Steever, of
the Fourth United States cavalry, to
day ordered cavalry to follow along
the boundary line several miles to
the east, parallel to any fighting that
The Federal Plans.
According to a federal explanation
"the evacuation of Guadalupe by the
federals is a ruse that was exdected
to culminate in a fight during the
day. The withdrawal of the federal?
under major Sanchez, southward to
ward the hills, the federals ei-lai..
allowed the rebels to enter the town
selves hemmed in on the east by a
hundred men under CoL Jose ia is
Cruz Sanchez, who came up early to
day from Ojinaga and is expected to
attack first. The plan has been to
have the federals, who went a few
miles south, move in between Guada
lupe and Juarez, cutting off retreat
to the west or south, while the Amer
ican boundary line cuts off any north
The Juarez officials are wondering
whether the federals who fled from
Guadalupe to the American side and
who were arrested bv th ui. ,
rangers, will be kept prisoners and be
wuugcu wi.u uuMuim oi tne neutral
ity laws or be released because thev
are federals. In an official message
issued by Gea Orozco Wednesday
morning concerning the -rout of tho
federals at Guadalupe and the capture
of the federals by the Americans, he
says that he supposes "the federalswill
be taken to Sierra Blanca and there be
given their liberty by the state rangers
in order to form another complot at
Jfo Mere Federals Xear.
The great hordes of federals said to
have been south and southwest of
of Juarez prepared to cut the railroads
and telesraph communication with the
south have not developed as vet ani
everything is peaceful and quiet along
both railroad lines running south from
Juarez, according to the officials of
the road. Thursday is the date now
set by the federals to arrive in the vi
cinity of the railroads south of Juarez
to cut and destroy them, but the rebel
leaders in Juarez are not very irreatlv
S?- Demetrio Ponce, who came from
Chihuahua Sunday night with tne re
inforcements for the garrison at
Juarez, returned to Chihuahua ,in.
dav rnorninc-. The soldiers winch bet
and he has returned to resurre his du-
ti as as"i"5tant to tlie mart-i .,'.!
m Chihuahua, l'elix Terrazas.
After a Stiff Exchange of
Shots Tuesday Afternoon,
FORCED INTO ARMY
(By Associated Press.)
Jimenez, Mexico. May 22. (9:30 a, m.)
Gen. Huerta's federal army did not
give the rebels an opportunty to de
fend their position this morning, as
Huerta made no further attempt to ex
plore the rebel territory. Orozco ex
pects to inspect his position today.
Before a brisk rifle fire a federal
scouting party sent forward by Gen.
Rabago from Escalon, was forced to
retire from a point near Asunsolo
yesterday afternoon. It was the first
encounter between the outposts of the
Colonels Villa and Urbina, com
manding outposts of Geo. Huerta's
vanguard, in two skirmishes yester
day afternoon, were forced to retire at
dusk. Their loss was five killed. The
rebel loss was two killed.
The rebels shifted their positions
slightly during Tuesday. They be
lieve that Gen. Rabago will attempt
a flank movement with his federal
cavalry. Broken bridges and wrecked
cars Just north of Zavalxa temporarily
"checked te federal advance.
Forced Into Rebel Array.
With death as their punishment for
complicity in a treasonable plot
against the revolutionary authorities,
14 men, all prominent in the city of
Clnhuahua, have received from (Jen.
Fascual Orozco permission to prove
ft their loyalty to him and his organiza-
tion by carrying rifles in his army as
common soldiers. Since "their arrest
in Chihuahua and their arrival here
under guard, they have denied their
guilt. They insisted that they, too.
they were informed of a part of the
evidence tending to show that they
had hatched and all but carried out
a plot to kidnap the secretary gen
eral of the revolution, the givernor of
the state, the chief of arras in Chi
huahua, a number of the other offi
cials and then deliver with their
henchmen the capital from where
Gen. Orozco started on his expedition,
into the hands of the federal govern
ment. Charred "With Bridge HHrelHg.
In addition to this, they were
charged with being responsible for
the recent bridge burning along the
line of the Mexican Ceutral.
Their protestations of innocence of
the charges . and .their loyalty to
Orozco were more pronounced and
they begged for the opportunity to
prove it by fighting in the face of
the federals now almost ready to
fall upon the rebels below Rellano.
Virtually, the acceptance of their of
fer was condemnation to military ser
vice. In the group were two judges of
the supreme court of the state, Pedro
Guajordo and Jesus M. Dozal; two
members of the state legislature, Juan
B. Rosales and Daniel Marin, and one
ex Judge of the Camargo district. Lnis
M. Rojas; three clerks of the supreme
court, two merchants. Sebastain Que
sada and Agustin Labaneath; N. Sal
gado. a politician, and Manuel Sada
Tuentes, manager of the interests in
(Continued on page two.)
Hwaw as empires nave reen won aaa lost wiuii. i fit. r'UKLICATiriM fiF TWT;
STORY WILL BEGIN IN THE EL PASO HERALD ON SA1 XJRDAY. Mm '25. aid
wffl be run in dairy instalments for about t days thereafter.
Commencement Exercises to
Be Held in El Paso Thea
ter Thursday and Friday.
"HALF BACK" AT
The High school play will be given at
the Airdome this evening.
The eighth grade closing exercises
will be held at the El Paso theater
Thursday afternoon and the High
school commencement will be Friday
afternoon at the same theater.
Tbis is the final solution of the the
ater tangle which amounted to a tem
pest In the teapot in local scholastic
and theatrical affairs. v
Just to show that he was a good fel
low, manager Howard Fogg donated
the use of the big Texas street theater,
including lights and all help for Thurs
day and Friday afternoons to the school
board. This saves the schools $150 for
the two closing exercises, as this was
the price originally agreed upon by
the trustees to be paid for the theater
for these exercises for one evening and
The final settlement was made Wed
nesday morning by superintendent N.
K. Crozier of the city schools; Herman
Andreas, a member of the school board,
and Ben.F. Baker, representing manager
Howard Fogg. Air. Baker at once of
fered to donate the use of the theater
for the two afternoons just to show
that there was no intention on the
part of Air. Fogg of interfering with
the school work. This offer was im
mediately accepted and the arrange
ments are now being made for holding
the Mesa. Lamar and San Jacinto school
eighth grade exercises Thursday after
noon and the high school commence
ment Friday afternoon.
The high school play had to be shifted
from the Crawford, where.it was pro
posed to hold it, to the Airdome be
cause the city building Inspector had
declared the Crawford management had
not complied with the underwriters'
regulations relative to the stage.
T& GIVE OPERETTA
Pupils of the Douglass (negro) public
school will give an operetta. "Popline"
or "An Eventful Day." at the El Paso
theater this evening. Following are the
Luella Williams-Bessie Scott. Tasmania
I'arden. Carrie Hstff. Mi
Mar Steptoe. El-
5teptojvGarreJC. Colainan, So-
gene WrlghfT KOlnerfor - William
tis Banks, George White. Joe Al
bright. J. T. Edwards, Robert Standard,
Geoige White, Vernon Collins. Augus
tus Moody, Maud Moore. Mary Carson,
Fcrnice Love. Lucinda Aferrlweatber,
Marguirite Coleman. Magnolia Grigsby,
l:ub Edwards, Ruby Latham, Mabel
Mood, Frances Hurt. Claudius Wilson.
'".ussie Banks. Manilla Darden. Odessa
I.onpr, Myrtle Adams. Asia Darden. Aus
tralia Henderson. Matilda Moultrie, L41
lie Latham. Mattie Long, Maud Hunt.
COULD PIA'D NO FIRK.
A would-be practical joker Tuesday
nieht turned in an alarm to the central
fii- dvimrtment. The department had
a run to the intersection of Overland
and Leon streets, where the fire was
reported to be. No fire was found.
OTH SIDES OF
only novel of considerable length written by
the late Mai. Archibald W. Butt, has been
PURCHASED FOR SERIAL PUBLICATION
EXCLUSIVELY IN THIS TERRITORY BY
THE EL PASO HERALD. The novel, to be
gin Saturday of this week in The Herald, k a beauti
ful story of the South, a story of love, and war, and
beauty; a story of the ardent ambition of a young
newspaper man, the gentle dignity of an old time
Southerner, the indescribable grace of Ellen, the
mystery of the Wishing-stone, the well meaning tact
lessness of a green northern youth, the fever in camp,
the love that would not be killed, the playing at
courtship that almost became a tragedy, the forgive
ness of sins, and the life everlasting.
Maj. Butt, who went down with the Titanic,
a hero of faithful endeavor as well as of self sacri
fice, was truly beloved. Before he was appointed to
the army by president McKinley, Archie Butt was
an active newspaper man at Washington and else
where, and U. is as a newspaper man that his old
friends, the "press boys." at the national capital best
remembered and loved him. As military aide to the
president, he became widely known, and everywhere
he was greatly esteemed. He had written many
$Prt iorIand travd letters, but "Both Sides Of
tons l '-.. h,S "to lon& n1- PuMWwd first in
7 ? S illustrates his talent for vivid writing full
of vital human interest. For the reader of this novel,
the characters all lrve and move as if in the very flesh,
and the reader feels and laughs and sorrows with
them, as if they were his own friends and dear ones.
As tor Ellen, hor !,,, U ,L . t .i....
r 11 ,1 . "
tall at her feet and
girl, delicate, patient, full of nim win
li-'-.' . ... , -r.'.
Negro Uprising Threaten-
ingj Uncle Sam Busy Con
MARINES FROM CANAL
ZONE MAY BE CALLED
Washington, D. C, May 22. The
serious negro revolution in Cuba, has
caused the state department to con
sider sending a war ship to the east
ern end of the island in addition to the
small naval force now there, embodied
in the little gunboat Paducah and the
survey boat Eagle.
It is also possible that the naval
station at Guantanamo will receive a
considerable addition to its garrison
of marines who may be drawn from
the Panama canai zone for the time
The strengthening of the American
naval force in this way would not nec
essarily indicate a purpose on the part
of the administration to intervene in
Cuba, but, it is believed, would have
a salutary effect on the insurrectos
and make them hesitate to begin reck
less destruction of foreign property.
CUBAN REPUBLIC IS
MENACED BY NEGROES
Situation Serious; Troops
Are Sent to Disturbed
Santiago, Cuba, May 22. The situ
ation is rapidly growing more serious.
It is now estimated that over 5000 ne
groes have taken up arms in the prov
ince of Oriente alone.
Two American citizens, Floyd Schick
and Joseph Bryan, have complained to
Ross E. Holladay, American consul at
Santiago, of being assaulted and robbed
while on their way to Slboney, by
Troop te Subdue Xesroes.
Havana. Cuba. May 22. To assist in
the movement to surround the negro
insurgents further reinforcements,
consisting of two companies of infan
try and two batteries of artillery, en
tisjned here today for the province of
Oriente. The government troops al
ready in that district number more
than 1200 men. The negroes under
Gen. Evaristo Estenose and Gen. Ivo
nett, are operating at El Caney. El Co
bre and San Luis, in the vicinity of
The secretary of government said to
day that he had not received any fur
ther details in regard to the insurrec
tionary movement in the vicinity of
Holquin, S3 miles northwest of San
tiago, where a detachment of rural
guards had encountered and dispersed
a strong band of negroes of whom they
The situation in the province of
Oriente continues grave, the secretary
said, but the government is confident
that it will promptly restore order as
soon as the troops arrive. The move
ment in the other provinces appears to
The insurrectory bands are few and
small and hitherto not much damage
has been reported.
People Taking Refuge.
Many women and children residents
in the outlying districts. including
families of Americans employed In the
Juragua iron mines, are taking ref
uge in this city.
THE SHIELD," ahe
'wo ujr iiic IOB UI UKH1S-
worshio: for !. k .J
i . i ..!
Ul' a,,a ,rue. sucn utue
Some Districts Have Named
Too Many Delegates; Con
trol Scouted by Roosevelt.
IF SO, HE WILL
Chicago, 111., May 22. When the Re
publican national committee meets on
June S to consider the contests filed
by Roosevelt and Taft delegates the
reenters will be confronted with the
problem of what to do in districts
where more than the specific number
of delegates have been chosen with
Four years ago there were several
cases of this kind in Louisiana, and
the national committee seated the dou
ble delegatl6ns and allowed them half
a jrote each.
This time there are half a dozen of
the cases already reported and secre
tary Hay ward has classed each as a
contest and referred it to th i.ational
committee for settlement. Secretary
Hay ward said:
"I take the position that the local
convention had no authority to elect
double delegations to the national con
vention. The official call specifically
stated the number of delegates to be
i icct a ana wnere m re wete rcos-jn to
declare that a contest exists. The seat
ing space in the coliseum provides for
a given number of delegates and al
ternates. There is not an extra inch of
Among the instances where double
delegations have been chosen are:
The fourth district of Minnesota, the
filth district of Kentucky and the 13th
district of Missouri.
Notice of a contest between Taft and
Koosevelt delegates In the first, sec
ond, third, fifth and sixth districts of
Virginia was received this afternoon.
It is expected the Roosevelt forces
will present 175 contests while the
Taft people do pot expect to have more
If Progressives Have Con
trol, Roosevelt Will
Want This Done.
Oyster Bay. N. T.. May 22. Comment
ing on the question of chairmanship
of the coming Republican national
convention. Col. Roosevelt said:
Jf the progressives, as now seem
probable, have a substantial majority
at the Chicago convention, I assume
that they will wish every man who
speaks for the convention to be in
thorough sympathy with their princi
ples and with the cause for which they
"The temporary chairman has for
almost his sole function the delivery
ot a speecn wnicn is supposed to strike
the keynote of the situation or at least
to give forceful expression to the con-
victioaa. and purposes of a majority of
tne convention. Unless the national
committee names a man whom the con
vention is willing to accept as its
spokesman, the convention will, I as-
-sume, substitute its own choice.
- "This was done in the convention of
RESULT W OHIO
This the Opinion of Roose
velt, ni Signed State
Oyster Bay! N. Y.. May 22. "The re
sult in Ohio has settle! the contest,"
said CoL Roosevelt today.
The colonel was greatly elated at the
reports from Ohio. After going through
several hundred telegrams which came
ln today from all parts of the country,
he dictated this statement:
"Naturally, I am very much pleased
with the impulsive judgment' of Ohio.
Judgment Was Deliberate.
"Seriously, I can only repeat what I
have already said. I infinitely prefer
the deliberate judgment of the people
to their impulsive judgment, and in
Ohio we got their deliberate judgment;
and, as I have also said, if I had to
make a choice I would choose the im
pulsive judgment of the neonle rthr
than the deliberate judgment of the I
"The result in Ohio has settled the
contest. I believe that we could have
won without Ohio. Oar opponents
needed the substantially solid vote of
Ohio in order to give them a chance to
make a contest at the Chicago conven
"Victory in Ohiomeans that it will
be hopeless to try to beat us at Chi
cago by unseating our delegates who
represent the popular will in Wash
ington. Indiana, Kentucky and else
where; nor will it be possible for them
to win by seating delegations from
southern states which represent noth
ing whatever but fraud.
"I am very profoundly appreciative
of what the people of Ohio have done."
continued the coloneL "It represents
a victory, not only for the plain people
of the Republican party, but for every
good citizen in the United States, for In
tnis contest we nave stood ror the fun
damental rights of good citisenshlp and
every honest and decent citizen, no
matter what his politics, is profoundly
concerned in our victory, for we are
fighting his battle."
CoL Roosevelt said he had been told
by "Walter Brown, manager of his Ohio
campaign that the "blind ballot" in
that state represented at least 23 per
cent handicap for the Roosevelt supporters.
NEW YORK PAPER SA YS
STEEVER TO BE GENERAL
Col. E. Z. Steever will receive his mer
ited promotion to a brigadier general
ship if the New York Journal's Wash
ington correspondent has a straight
hunch on the appointments which are to
be made to fill the vacancies caused
by the deaths of Gen. F. D. Grant aud
Gen. Jo. Duncan. The Journal, under
Washington date line, has the following
to say of the selection of the new briga
dier and major generals:
"Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss is to be
the new major general to fill the va
tam caused by the death of M.ij. Gen
Will Have But 10 of 42 Dele
gates LaFollette Vote Is
Heavy in Places.
HARMON WINS STATE
ON DEMOCRATIC SIDE
Columbus. O., Kay 22. A sweepme
victory 'or Koosevelt for RepuDlican
choice for the presidency, and for gov
ernor Harmon for the Democratic
choice; was the result of the primary m
this state. One of the Ohio's "favor
ite sons," president Taft. lost in the
With the probability that there mav
be an increase as later returns com
in. it is estimated that CoL Roosevelt
has a plurality ot approximately 20.000
over president Taft in the popularity
contest, as expressed through the selec
tion of the delegates to the national
Nearly complete returns at noon to
day indicate that CoL Roosevelt won 3
or 42 delegates to the Republican na
tional convention, selected in 21 con
gressional Cistricts and that president
Taft was given 19 district delegates,
or slightly less than a third of the total
Harmon Will Have 33 Delegates.
Cn the E-emocra'ic ticliet govern -Harmon
is believed to .ae won by i
la-;r percentage thii did C-L Kyose
tlt. bein,. credited vilh 3i district
delegates as ag.-inst 7 for gue.-r r
V ison of JUw Je.-i.ey.
State Convention Contest Sure.
Although president Taft secured but
10 of the ii delegates, the Taft-Roose-velt
fight ia Ohio is not finished but
will be carded into the state Repub
lican convention which on June 3,will
select six delegates at large f the na
Of the tot! of less than 1000 dele
gates to the state convention, a larsr-
portion of wisna also were named yes
terday to sit' in the state convention.
nearly complete returns indicate that
president Taft has nearly a sufficiec
number to control. Itns may giv
president Taft's managers the six dele
gates at large to bt named by tn
state convention and prob;io;y will
make the president 3 total IS. just ar
even third of the Ohio delegation of 4
de-pates which will attend the C.n-ci,-o
X. Part her Beskbesatte FUeht.
Governor Harmon, on the Demo
cratic ticket, unlike Col. Roosevelt, will
not be forced to make a further fight
for delegates at large, as the Demo
cratic call specifies that tbe winner ot
th presldei. .al. preference pr-may
shall name his own delegates at large
It will be impossible today to get an
accurate list of totals in the various
I districts on the Democratic presiden-
tial preference but it is clear that go -
ernor Harmon has won over Wilson
a large plurality.
LaFollette Vote Heavy in Seme Placet.
Amplified returns in the Republican
contest show that senator La Follett
polled a heavy vote in several coun
ties, and it is possible that final results
will show that he ran second to Col
Roosevelt in a number of counties.
The Taft managers declared that th.s
occurred only in Democratic counties
where Democrats voted the Republi
can ticket. Mr. Bryan and speaker
Champ Clark, although their nam s
were not on the ballot, got a small frac
tion of the total vote cast, but it seems
doubtful if the combined Bryan-Clark
vote had any considerable result on the
outcome of the Harmon-Wilson fight.
The returns indicate that tne follow
ing have been nominated for con
Republicans: First district, Nicholas
Long worth: " third. B. B. Bulkle
fifth.. Edward Staley; seventh. R M
Hughes; eighth. F. R Willis: 11th.
Albert G. Douglas: 1 2th. E. L. Tavlc.
13th, M. H. Laughlin: 14th. W. a Kerr
15th. James Joyce: 17th. C. B. McCo
18th. George Thompson: 20th, Paul
Howland: 21st, Fred L. Taft.
Democratic nominations: Second dis
trict, Alfred G. Allen; third. James S
Cox: fourth. J. H. Goeke; sixth. D K
Hempsted: seventh. J. B Post, ninth
Isaac R. Sherwood: 11th. H. C Clav
pool; 12th. C. L. Brumbaugh: 13th. C
cAndeoni WG. "Sharp: 15th
D. White; lth, W D. Francis: 17th
W. A. Ashbrook; 19th, E. A. Bathrlck
20th, William Gordon; 21st. R. J. Bulk
ley.. Brawn Makes Statement.
Walter F. Brown, chairman of th
Republican state central committee, to
day issued the following statement:
"Out of the 2 national delegates ap
portioned to Ohio's 21 congressional
districts. CoL Roosevelt has elected "'
beyond any question and probably has
elected 32. In the state the Roosevelt
delegates have a popular majority of
from 25,000 to 35.000. This result makes
Mr. Taft's nomination impossible, just
as certain as it makes impossible the
nomination of any of the men wh..
have been identified with the president
in the contest."
Governor Harmon this afternoon is
sued the following statement:
"Snuch a sweeping victory in Oh
would be pleasing under 'arty condition.
But in view of the strong and various
forces we had to meet and the metho-ls
resorted to, I am profoundly gratift!
not so much on my own account as on
that of the party. Defeat would hav
been taken as a repudiation of our two
successive Democratic administration-.
and this would have set us back fo
years. We shall have nearly, if not
Continuea on Page Three.)
F; ?'.Gra.nt- The vacaney in the grade
of brigadier general made by this at,
r?UBih7 ?t """ of (Jen. IWl
H Bnh last week and bv the death
?f JS?Ph W- Duncan, will be ti I .
bv Hoi n...-! T :.' " .
"These appointments have been ,!,
c.ded on by the seeretarv of w w
the approval of the president.