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EL PASO, TEXAS,
Jnlvll.1912" 12 Pages
Fair tonight and Friday.
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Attorney General Says It
Covers All Menial and
MAYOR OF PARIS
Austin. Tex, July 11. In construing
the new eight hour law for the first
time, attorney general Llghtfoot today
held that there Is nothing in the
statute prohibiting a workman engaged
in nnhlic work from remaining on duty
more than eight hours it he does so i
oluntarily. of his own free will and
accord. It is held, however, that no
workman can be required to remain on
duty for longer than eight, hours if it
is against his wilL
' All persons who are engaged in
abor for and in behalf of the city.
tither manual or menial, come within I
the terms of the act." writes the attor
ney general. No attempt is made to
wss on the constitutionality of the
The opinion was in response to ques
tions propounded by mayor Kd II. Me
Cuistion. of Paris. Public work is de
fined as every species and character
of -work done for the public and for
which tax paying citizens are Habit,
-none oy ana lor me state ana oy anu t
for a municipal corporation and con
tractors tnerew kd.
THREE KILLED IN
A MINE EXPLOSION
Two Are Brought Out Alive,!
- m '
But Very Badly
Moundsville, W. Va, July 11. Three!
Tniniv an knnwn in have been killed !
b a gas explosion -in the Panama mine
of the Ben Franklin Coal company here
todaj A rescue party penetrated the '
v-orkings and returned with William
Hupp and J. A. Minley. who were so I
budlv burned it is feared they cannot!
nother rescue party was sent into
the mine later in the hope that more
u ere alive.
The Panama shaft had been closed
for se eral weeks. Gas was so strong
.- a distance of three miles that the
rescuers were driven back until such
time ,i; sufficient air could be forced
into the shaft to permit of further ex
ploration. The Pittsburg station of the bureau 1
f mines was notified by telephone ami
. hief -T W Raul I ordereri ths rescue
car at Pitealrn, Pal, te proceed te
r.einforeed by miners from the Fort
Pitt colliery, foreman McCabe and his
Tuirty made some progress in endcav-
c ing to reach the entombed men.
There is no indication that any of the
men are alive.
Vceompanying foretnan McCabe were
superintendents from other mines
.ear by The fata 3iad not been dam
ned br the exnlosion and air soon
t 'eared the main entries of gas, but it
lurked in the rooms where the impris
ons miners are believed to be. In pen
c t-ating one of these McCabe was over
oie tnd was brought to the surface
i-lm st 'inconscious and unable to tell
what he" had found.
TURKEY IS READY
TO ARRANGE PEACE
Resignation of War Minister
Paves the Way For
Constantinople, Turkey, July 11.
Mahtnoud Shefket Pasha, the Turkish
minister of war, whose military ability
made possible the change of regime in
Turkey, resigned today. His resigna
tion arises from dissatisfaction over
Ins alleged failure to read the signs of
military disaffection in Albania.
It is stated on reliable authority
that there is a good prospect of the
oonclusion of iteace with Ita.lv. The
departure ol the president of the coun- I
c.l of "tate. Said Harem, for Vienna last
Saturda is supposed to have some con
nection with peace negotiations
London, England. July 11. There is
r " direct confirmation of the peace set
tlement between Italy and Turkey, but
the idea prevails in Berlin and other
continental capitals that Mahmoud
Shefket Pasha's resignation is perhaps
a prelude to this. It is rumored that
Turkev is inclined to yield Tripoli if
Italy renounces claim to Benghazi.
MINERS TO MAKE
May Eliminate Prohibition
on Local Long Term
Denver. Colo.. July 11. Kadical
changes in the blaws of the 'Western
Federation of Miners are contemplated
in proposals to be submitted to the
i nnual convention which opens in Crip
1U Creek, Colo., July 15.
Occ proposal is to strike from the
constitution the clause forbidding lo
cal unions from making long term con
tracts with employers. This follows
the granting of such permission to the
Butte local, which a ew months -ago
concluded a five year agreement with
the Amalgamated company.
President Charles H. Moyer will
recommend the establishment of a home
for aged and infirm miners, the ex
pense to be met by a per capita tax
net will endeavor to interest the
nvners in a proposition to invest sur
plus funds of the organization in es
taclished mining properties.
A comprehensive campaign of organi
zation will be outlined in the annual
address of president Moyer.
ARIZONIANS TO VOTE
ON ALIEN MINE BILL
Will Be Included in General
Election Next Fall,
Phoenix. aViz.. July 11. According
to a decision rendered today by assist
ant attorney general Carpenter, the
proposed legislation to prohibit per
sons unable to speak English from en
gaging in mining or other hazardous
occupations in this state will go be
fore the voters under the initiative
proision of the constitution at the
general election next November
Thl lflcl' tltn o . r. m.tnJ f : I
the Kinney bill which fuld of pass-
se -t the recent session of the Icg.s- i
Jau,re" - -
Force Convention to Eecess
Before Taking TJp Nomi
nations. FACTIONAL FIGHT
BECOMES BITTER ONE
Atlantic City, N. J., July 11. Insur
gency broke out in earnest in the na
tional Prohibition convention here to
day and forced an adjournment of the
first session without transaction of
any business other man the passage of
a rule to take up during the afternoon
the election of a national chairman by
the convention itself. Thfs was an in
Attempts wre made to go ahead
v.ith the nomination of presidential and
lice presidential candidates, but the
insurgents had decreed that the na
tional chairmanship should first be set
tled and they had their waj.
A self constituted committee of con
vention leaders met and agreed upon a
plan of taking what amounts to a blind
ballot on the national chairmanship.
I nder this rule, which the convention
will be asked to adopt, no nomination
would be allowed but balloting would
continue until one man received the
majority of votes.
Charles it. Jones, of Chicago, was
1 1 "' "." "? "i ".. "'",.Vi
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j drawn by the committee on resolutions
I also was put off until afternoon. -Many
I of the delegates are anxious to end the
Kactlous in Finish Fight.
I Factions of the Prohibition nartv In
ccniention here determined upon a
nlsh f!Kht over the chairmanship of
th national committee today and
planned to .settle the differences on the
floor of the convention Instead of
trusting it to the new national committee-
Insurgent leaders decided to propose
the name of VV 13. ClfIrwnori nf Mm-
1 i-eapolis. present secretary of the na-
I tional committee for chairman to sue-
cceu canaries 1J- Jones, of cnicago, whilo
the regulars will stand by -Mr. Jones.
A third candidate will De proposed
DV sympathizers of the insurgent ele-
iiicui. jc is o. '. . ujugu, cnairman
of the Indiana state Prohibition com
mittee. Insurgents, it was reported
would look upon Lough as a "harmony
candidate" and throw, their strength to
him after supporting Calderwood on
the first ballot. The leaders of both
factions planned to go into executive
session to conduct tbe chairmanship
Arizona Mnn Honored.
The convention re-ched the horn
blowing stage at the night session
when loud demonstrations followed 1
F. J. -Sibley, of Arizona, was chosen
chairman of the committee on resolu
tions. Lindner Cnn't Accept.
Enid. Okla., Juiy 11. "1 have made
promises to the Progressive party
making acceptance impossible," tele
graphed judge I n Lindscy, of Den
ver, from Enid today, to George L.
Thompson and others at the national
f Prohibition convention at Atlantic
City, X. J., in reply to a telegram
which the Colorado man said he re
ceived inquiring whether he would ac
cept the Prohibition nomination for
CHAMP CLARK WILL
CONFER WITH WILSON
i Underwood Also Savs He
Will Call on the
Seagirt, X. J., July 11 Governor
Wilson anounccd today that he had
set aside three hours Saturday after
noon for a conference "with speaker
Champ Clark, who is coming to Sea
Girt to see him. Heprcsentative Un- !
derwood, the governor said, probably !
would come to Sea Girt for a confer
ence next week.
Governor "Wilson said he had set aside
no topics for discussion with speaker
Clark JS'ord of the speaker's coming
""""y "e governor in a leie
iv eyed to the trovernor in a tele
gram from Mr. Clark in resnonse to a.
letter of invitation from the governor
"I have a letter from Mr. Underwood,
also the governor said, "in which Mr.
Underwood expresses the hope that he
will be able to come to Sea Grit some
day nest week "
wood both have written the fgoSvf
Speaker Clark and leader Underwood
both have written the governor that
they would be glad to consult with him
concerning the program of the Demo
crats in congress during the remainder
of the session.
William J. Bryan has, telephoned the
governor several times since his nom
ination but no date has yet been set for
a meetinsr between them Governor i
"Wilson expressed the belief that he j
would see Mr. Brjan "some time during
the summer" Checks still continue to i
pour into the governor s office. He said
they formed the most Interesting fea
ture jn his mail and that he was kept
tolerably busy acknowledging them
The contributions range from $5 to $10.
FIGHT IN IOWA
Chicago Convention Assailed
and Voters Left Free
Des Moines, la.. July 'll. Theodore
Hoosevelt won a decisive victory In
the Republican state convention here
and the Taft administration and the
managers of the national convention at
Chicgo were as decisively rebuked.
Republicans of Iowa were left free
to vote for either president Taft or
Col. Roosevelt by the action of the
delegates. The matter was left en
tirely t the "individual conscie'nee of
the voters." and the platform contain
ing a direct attack upon the legality
of the Chicago conv ntion was adopted
by an overwhelming vote.
A definite stand for woman suffrage
Several political conferences were
held early today at which the action
of the Republican state convention
vesterday that resulted in a victory
for Roosevelt was discussed and plan's
laid by both progressives and stand
paters for a campaign in Iowa in be
half of president Taft .and CoL Roose
velt At a progressive meeting it was de
cided" to hold a state convention here
juiv .4 an, name delegates from Iowa
to the Roosevelt convention in Chi
cago. August 5.
A Taft campaign in Iowa, it was
decided at a meeting of standmters.
w lH ,KC J0 on " cooper itmi with
f r Mlt 'ln'1 r'110' ' f""-1' "
AUDITIO - NA - L POLITICS t. 1'AbU 3. i
Senator in His Own Behalf
Scores Those He Calls His
Washington. D. a. July 11. Senator
Lorimer today began his speech de
fending his right to his seat. He fol
lowed senator Reed, of Missouri, who
had made a bitter attack upon him
and his election by the Illinois legis
lature. The senate chamber filled up slowly
under the call for a quorum, but only
56 senators answered to their names.
The senate galleries were not half
As senator Lorimer began his speech
he read from manuscript and his voice
Llh? ifilrfil f?W scntences was some"
He declared he proposed to give the
senate an insight into the character
of the men who. he said, had tried to
"It is true that the senate has the
right to deny me a seat in this body,"
he began, "on the flimsiest pretext or
on no pretext at all. I intend to show
that no vote cast for me was Influ
enced by fraud."
Sajs Anarchy Menaces Senate.
"Mr. President," he said in meas
ured tones, "thip is no joke. This is a
solemn and serious question. If the
senate decides to follow the views of
the minority of this investigating com
mittee it will be a travesty on civil
ized jurisprudence, a mockery on jus
tice. It will be a declartion fhat the
senate has decided to follow the red
flag; that it has become the advocate
of anarchy; it has adopted the doc
trine of the recall as advocated by its
Senator Lorimer departed from his
manuscript for a moment to refer to
I the Chicago newspapers. He declared
j certain of the newspaper owners and
publishers there would be In prison
if the public prosecutors had been ac
tive. The senate gave the Illinois senator
close attention. lie spoke slowly and
with great emphasis. Finally he dis
carded his manuscript and took up a
place In the center aisle from which
he could be heard on both sides of the
On the back walls of the chamber
.were two diagrams of Chicago streets.
One showed the location of the Chi
cago Tribune -building with the valu
ation of other property at Dearborn
and Madison streets, the other showtsd
property on Madison between La Salle
street and Fifth avenue, comparing the
assessed valuation of the Chicago Dally
News property with that adjoining.
Atiackx Chicago Papers.
From these diagrams senator Lori
mer made his attack on the Chicago
newspapers which had oppdsed him.
Senator Lorimer charged that while
the Tribune property was worth from
$7,000,000 to $10,000,000, it paid taxes
only on $420,000. He called these
newspapers "robbers of the public
treasury of Chicago." He attacked
"Victor Law-son, of the News, and
charged that the News occupied school
land at a rental of $1 per Square foot
and paid no taxes, while less valuable
lana across the street rented for $3.
Mr. Lorimer charged that Mr. Law
son had secured unlawful reductions In
taxes upon his home and business prop-
erty and added that Mr. Lawson was , , , . -
'frttorn'eyWayin'wod ! .'There were 25 persons vaccinated dor
treat Victor Lawson as he would treat ins the past w eeu.
William Lorimer if he were the trans
gressor," he declared, "Victor Lawson
and the chief clerk In the assessor's
office would be in the penitentiary to
day for conspiracy to commit fraud."
Senator Lorimer launched Into a spir
ited attack upon governor Deneen and
his fees in office as state's attorney.
Mr. Lorimer declared that erroneous
statements had been sent out to the
world by the newspaper agencies. He
referred to what he termed the con-
trol of news sources by "Victor Law-
son, Melville IL Stone and Frank B.
Noycs. who formerly ran the Record
Herald for Mr. Lawson "
The senate took a recess at 3.30 p. m.
vntil 10 oclock tomorrow morning when
senator Lorimer will conclude his
speech and a vote probably will be
taken. The end of today's session was
brought about by the senator's weak
cnr Fight in Houie.
A fierce political debate which came
close to fisticuffs created a furore in
the house. The participants were rep
resentative Hill and representative j
Kelllj. or Connecticut. iiltter teeiing
between them, beginning with Iteilly's
election, increased last winter when
Ilellly attacked Hill in a speech in the
The trouble this time began when
Hill launched into a political speech,
criticising the labor views of "Woodrow
"Wilson. Hill declared the reelection of
president Taft assured.
-ir. cjiiairman, snouteu j;eiuj. me
gentleman is much more confident of
the election of William Howard Taft
than" he was at a recent meetihg of
Keilly held aloft a letter which he
said he had "providentially" received.
His informant, who had heard Hill's ad
dress to the Connecticut postmasters,
quoted Hill as saying that there
would be many familiar faces missing
from around the board if they did not
do better work In the next election
than they did in the last."
Angrily advancing down the aisle.
Keilly declared that Hill had attacked
him in that speech.
"I am sick and tired of hearing of the
gentleman from Connecticut." he cried,
"the know all of tariff legislation com
pared with whom the distinguished
gentleman from New York, Mr. Payne,
is a mere piker."
Hill vainly sought to interrupt. When
lit got the floor he was trembling with
rage. Standing in front of the speak
er's desk. Hill shook a menacing fist
in his colleague's direction and charged
him with having unfairly and know
ingly assailed him In a speech last
"He did it deliberately," shouted Hill.
"He might h&e known his charges
were fals?. The gentleman from Con
necticut suppressed the facts on this
floor. I say that statements of that
kind make the man unworthy of any
The two Connecticut members, with
eyes ablaze, were close to each other.
A number of members shifted to posi
tions nearer the theater of action.
Hill. howeer. turned on his heel and
sought his seat.
Nearly S-..')!UI0 lo Illcct Koosoiclt.
The Republican national committee
in 1904 raised $1,300,000 for Theodore
Iloose elt'i, presidential campaign, ac
cording to George B. Cortelyou then
chairman of that committee, who testi
fied todav before the senate campaign
Mr. Coytrljou testified that at the
1 rsrinnin- of the campaign lie had laid
el t i tr i , rn' nl s a to o ti ibutions
tnluti6ns cixept in rurv cats
r in r r. I with d. tul.d con-
Council Is Promised that the
Plant and Stockyards Will
J. U. SWEENEY IS
A petition for a franchise for a killing
plant and stock yards was presented by
J. U. Sweeney Thursday morains to ths
Theidca for the establishment of such
a plant in El Paso finds its foundation
in the fact that El Paso is locate! in
one of the sroatet cattle centers in
the state, and cattlemen of both Texas
and .Mexico bate lon:r felt the need of
such a plant for El Paso. During the
recent cattlemen's convention in El Paso.
tentative plans for the establishment of
! a plant were formulated.
Jiidin!; from the attitude of the
members of the citv council, who e-pre-sed
themseh e- as beinjr heartily in
favor of the plan, it now looks like the
plant is assured. It is probable that
the council will hold a special session
this afternoqn at which time the peti
tion for the franchise will be taken up.
The indications are that it will be
The new pl-mt is toNje located at the
eastern boundarv line of Cotton addi
tion and will be near tiie joint track of
the El Paso & Southwestern and Teas
& Pacific railroads, where railroad ter
minals will be accessible.
Mr. Sweeney stated that the killins
plant and the stockyards were to be
sanitary and modern in crcry respect,
and that the plant wouM be operated
in accordance with tlie plans and speci
fications made bv United States author
ities. The rfobt to connect with the sewer
mains of the citv is to lie reserved, but
this is not to he done where the scwors
will be taxed br the discharge of the
Mr. Sweeney stated that if -the ordi
nance was sranted permittins the estab
lishment of tbe plant it was to be null
and void if the same was not completed
within two rears.
The name of Mr. Sweeney is the only
one that appears on the petition, but
ho reserved the risht to assign what
ever interest he mislrt have in the plant
to another. Tf sranted, the franchise is
to have a life of 30 ycar.
The City's Health. .
The following is the report of '.he
health department ' for the weak. .ndin:r
Julv 11; Number of deaths, 31,'AmSf-;
cans D. Mexicans 22. The number of
births recorde 1 w ere 12, 7 Mexicans and
5 American. Five caes of smallpox still
remain in the erupthc hospital. There
are sex en eases of scarlet fexer and two
Uphold fever cases reported
I nder the head of inspections were .
included: Meat markets. 2G0; fruit and I
vegetable stands. 2S3: fruit
and wse- '
table wacon. 565: milk wajrons, 77;
meat wajions. 20: laundries, 6: baker
ies, 4: rooming houses, 5; confection
eries, 3; brepd wagons, 7; restaurants,
1S3: slaughter houses, 22 dairies. S6;
cattle. 2SS; calves. GO: hosrs, IS;
There wre 6-k pound of meat con-
iTnmnkil Qi rtnmtle rf fruit nil
ine report oi me scavenger depart
ment for the month of Mav showed that
$1,055.50 had been collected aiul in June
$1,193.15 wps chen as the amount
The report of the scaler of weights
and measures for the month of May
2ae as the amount collected during the
month the sum of $16.35.
Sewer Commissioner's Report.
The following was the report of
sewer commis-ioner J. YV. lladloek:
Laid 500 feet of 10-inch pipe on Huceo
and Piedras streets. East El P.io; laid
100 feet of 10-ineh pipe ana Tiuilt ran
hole in Virginia street: finishing line to
Piekrinc house and ice olant: pumped
two car of oil to di-po-al plant:
pumped East El Pao sewers each dav:
cleaned all manholes comnvtinz with the
disposal plant: cleaned 10 plnssed bew
rrs: put m live "IS ; examined 3U I
flush tanks and manholes; pumped I
MilN buildinsr and Fholdo.i hoi! sowers
niht and days.
The petition of lame? 1 Lee to open
his comedy com pan v under canvas at
the corner of Stanton and Mills streets
Mesa Pumps Accepted.
On the recommendation of F. JX.
Todd the pumps installed at the Mesa
pumpincr station were accepted. The en
gineer stated that the pumps did better
work than the contract called for.
Mesa Grade Matter.
The petition of Frank Powers, relative
to the proposed ehansc of the rrade on
Mesa avenue north of California street
was aain read and filed. The petition
er stated that he objected to a chancre
leintr made in this respect under anv
circumstances, for the reason that rreat
tlaninsc would result to his propertv.
The citv- council at a prior meetiii"
passed this matter up, leaving it to the
residents in that vicinitv to make some
arrangements wherebv the irrailc could
lie chansred without the citv hpviiur to
nav for it. Some of those who had
sinned the petition akins that the
ehanse foe made vpre liefore the coun
cil at that time. While they advocated
the work beinir done, thev ohiocted to
pavmr' for it on the around thev con
sidered it was the fault of the citv in
not making the proper srrade at the
time the pavement at that point was
The application of Pedro Ouerr.i for
a sower flush tank in the allev lietwoen
Seventh and Kisrhtli streets was turned
over to the sanitarv committee.
The petition of C. W. Hush for a
sewer extension to lots 1 to i. block
122. Fast El P.iso was referred to the
n application for a remission and
release from taes made bv Calderon
brothers was siven to the taxation com
mittee. The taxation committee received the
petition of the chamber of commerce for
a release from taxes. Through its sec
retarv. 0. Tf. Kinne. the petitioner stated
that it bad understood that such insti
tutions were ex-empt from taxation.
Attention was e.illod bv F. F Void
to the condition of Boulevard and ' vo
Tiiincr sf.opfs in flit thov hn ' nev r
-on filh 7 ml crilel ' tui-n fV 1
ACoatinutd on Page Eight.)
England Asks Congress to
Hold Up Panama Canal
CONGRESS NOT IN -HTJMOR
"Washington, D. C, July 11. Great
Britain's request for a postponement
of Panama canal legislation, now before
congress, until a formal statement can
be filed against the proposed ship toll
provisions, -liiely is to have little effect
in delaying the passage of the canal
bill. Members of the senate inter
oceanic canals committee today declared
there would be no "backing down" by
the senate from its posiiton in favor
of free passage of American ships.
Senator Lodge, ranking member of
the senate committee on foreign af
fairs, declared any further delay was
impossible. He declined, however, to
express any final opinion on the right
of the United States to grant free pass
age to its own ships under the exist
ing treaty with Great Britain.
Senator Brandagee, chairman of the
canals committee, will make an effort
to have the bill brought before the Sen
ate as unfinished business as soon as
the Lorimer case has been disposed of.
It is doubtful, however, whether the
senate can reach the bill before the
British statement arrives. Many sena
tors said Great Britain's representatives
would be given full consideration."
Expect Protest trr Powers.
That not only Great Britain, but all
maritime powers might be expected to
protest against any discrimination in
lavor of American vessels, has been
fully expected. Notwithstanding this,
president Taft and secretary Stimson
have committed themselved to the as
sertion of the right ot the United
States to regulate traffic In the man
ner provided in the pending bill.
The strongest statement of the ad
ministration's position was that made
by secretary Stimson in his Kansas City
speech November 14 last, dealing with
the Panama canal as a work about to
be completed. He declared that he had
not the least doubt of the right of the
United States to pay tolls on American
vessels using the cana-, which would
be equivalent to granting them free
He pointed out that substantially
every European government using the
Suez canal paid such subsidies, and the
Hay-Pauncefote treat provided that
the rules of the Suez canal were to
govern the operation ef the Panama ca
nal. . Congress OIoKtDecIde.o' -
President Taft has let it be kno vn
that he proposed to be guided in the
matter entirely by the will of con
- " '" 'e?iSI"," J,s,?fi!ci!?
of the KOVernment will be bound to
iemi unqualified support to the stato
department in what is almost c?rtiin
to be a period of extremely active and
pregnant exenange ol notes wltn tlio
great maritime powers.
.While It is true that Great Britain
occupies a position of exceptional In
terest and nower recranlmir iitjv i.th-
I mian canal by reason of hsr undent
undertaking or joint control witT the
United States It seems certain in any rep
resentation the British government will
be supported by Germany and France
and periiaps other European powers,
The mettcr of moment i htv far
those powers may go to sustain a pro
test against the proposed control of
the Panama canal by the United fctatvs.
England's Protest Filed.
Great Britain's request that the en
actment of the Panama canal adminis
tration bill be held In abeyan-.e until
Mr. Innes. the British charge, can pre
sent a note in behalf his government.
confronts congress an I the st.iie. depart- i
niciit wiui an exiraoiJinary sltuat'cn
The request for delay has been com
municated to the senate inter-oceanic
canals committee. It came from the
summer embassy at Kineo, Mame, late
yesterday and was sent by Mitchell In
nes the charge, acting for ambassador
Lrv cc vv ho is in New- Zeal m-J
nib- li.-; leasons for th. re:npi-t are
not stateci, there is no doujt that ihe
British government is concerned in the
clause to grant free pasage through
the canal to American vessels in coast
isc trade, and that relating to the
passage of railroad-owned ships. The
"""""an raimays are ucepiy rancernea
!nbth anu " Js tho,uSht soxrfe repre-
scntatlons will be made in their behalf.
The canal bill is now i.i the senate
committee with prospects of bein'g soon
reported and will then go to conference
with the house. Congressmen at both
ends of the capitol feel that if any
Panama legislation is to be had it must
beat this session of congress. The
exigencies which have arisen as the
canal approaches completion make leg
islation necessary if a permanent or
ganization is to be set up on the canal
zone to best advantage.
Do Not Like Delay.
It was said today thai members of
both houses were not agreeable to much
Senator Brandagee has replied to the
state department that the legislation
proposed is regarded as extremely urg
ent and the senate committee has
planned to report the canal bill to the
full senate some time next week. That
reply has been communicated by wire
to Mr. Innes and probably will have the
eiiec-i in nasien me ueiivery oi tne
One of the provisions in the bill as
It now stands would make it impos
sible for Canadian railway ships to pass
through the canal If they engaged in
coastwise trade .
, Involves Old Treaty.
Then the question of free tolls to con
tain classes of American ships involves
the old question of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty. It Is believed that the British
government will hold that ships of all
nations must be on an equal basis. The
opinion of many American statesmen
is that to grant free tolls to American
ships is not a violation of the terms of
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty.
.vote Js i.ccelvcMi,
Later today the formal note to which
charge Innes referred was received bv
Although the text was withheld It
was said at the state department the
British government felt that to allow
merican vessels to pass through the
Panama canal without the payment ot
be to violate the Hay-Pauncefote
tons or to reiuncl tolls collected would
ROJVS WORKi: "ALONG
THE MHXICO .M1RTJI WESTERN.
Gen. Antonio Rojas is operating
along the Mexico North Western
road, according to Juarez officers and
has taken his men and gone to Ma
dera, the junction of the Juarez and
Chihauhua division of the road It is
1 bcliecd tli.it Rojas will work agiin-,t
1 tlic fcderils -who are repor'ed to be
i i nnun, film i hiiiu ihua along the
1 North A titera line.
Destroyed Railroads Will Probably Keep the Federals
Away From Border For Two Months Troops Are
Sent to Destroy Mexic ) North Western Tracks
South of Casas Grandes Campaign to Be
' Pushed Into Sonora and Up Coast.
(By Associated Press.)
Juarez, Mexico, July 11. In the same
custom house where president Taft
once met former president Diaz, and
where Francisco Madero established his
triumphal government, Pascual Orozco,
jr., is now planning a new military
campaign against the federal govern
ment. The rebel chief, now on the border,
makes it plain that the guerrilla war
fare now being planned is calculated
to harass severely the Mexican gov
ernment but contemplates neither lric
tion nor alliance with any foreign gov
Toward tb United States, he said he
entertained no ill will. From nations
said to be friendly to his cause, he
added that he wished no assistance.
"This is a revolution by Mexicans and
for Mexicans," he explained with em
phasis. "It is true that we have re
ceived offers of assistance from abroad,
but we have rejected them."
Declaring the Madero government
had circulated false stories to injure
the rebel cause. Orozco said:
"We don't want foreign complica
tions. Our fight '.3 in Mexico alone."
Inconspicuously Gen. Orozco had
come to Juarez, the new rebel capital,
from Encinillas. 184 miles south, where
the outposts of the rebel army on the
Mexican Central railroad are now sta
tioned. In a little yellow caboose, the rebel
commander made the journey to Juarez,
arriving in the darkness on the out
skirts of the town, unknown to all ex
cept a few, who secretly met him there.
Only a handful of officers accom
panied Gen. Orozco. His decision to
come to Juarez was inspired by re
quests from his father, CoL Pascual
Orozco, sr.. who is in charge of the
Gen. Orozco conferred today with his
subordinates over a more effective prose
cution of the rebellion. Confident and
hopeful, he believes, that by guerrilla
warfare the government of Madero ulti
mately can be overthrown.
Una Campaign Planned.
The campaign has been mapped out
Nine columns have gone In all direc
tions, some to the south, to attempt to
cut Gen. Huerta's line of communica
tion from Chihuahua city to Torreon
and others westward toward the Mex
ico North Western railroad where they
will attempt tb check the federal ad
vance up that route from Chihuahua
and assist in the invasion of the state
of Sonora. Gen. Qrscco rrav his atten-
I an 3lstp tftft sjttHttlon la the Mqr
ratan cele1es&a&erH-'3!ex1K He
repeated Ms promise that foreigners
and their property would not be mo
lested. Gen. Orozco's future movements 5ave
not been announced. He probably will
be in Juarez only a short time, return
ing back along the Mexican Central
toward the outposts, 184 miles away, 1
ON THE DEFENSIVE
Plans to Meet Eebel Invad
ing Force Fail Because
Douglas, Ariz., July 11.-
count of the slowness in getting the
Sonora army into action, the federal
forces now find themselves on the de
fensive, not knowing at vhat point
the rebels will strike, instead of on
the offensive as was at" first planned.
xne first plan for
he Sonora army
JJ'as to make a direct attack on Casas
Grandes. A rebel force was rushed
to that place to hold It against a force
that never came. That rebel force is
now moving into Sonora. according to
federal advices received in Agua
Prieta. reinforced by other columns
It Is now reported that the federal
columns sent from Agua Prieta to
Colonia Moreles will be recalled with
in the next two or three days to garri
son the town across the border. This
move will be made, it is said, on ac
count of the inability of the federal
troops now hear the Mormon colony
to withstand any great number of
rebel fighters, as have been reported
to be moving in that direction. The
total number of federals now avail
able to the south will number about
S00, 100 of these having been deprived
of their arms and held as prisoners,
accused of revolting against the offi
cers now in command.
REBELS PERMIT MEN
TO SEEK WORK HERE
Many Soldiers of Revolution
Have Been Given Em
ployment on This Side x
Assured by rebel officers that they
could come to the American side and
search for work on the railroads, a
number of the rebel army which is j
now in Juarez have come over the I
bridges and are being sent to Cali
fornia and Arizona to work on the
railroad lines. No opposition is said
to have been offered the former sol
diers in their desire to get employ
ment in the states. A crowd which
came over Thursday morning is said
to have been given positive assurances
by officers of Oroxco's army that any
who wished might leave the army In
search of work.
GEN. ROJ.vs IH.OCKED IX
"COPPERING" A PRIVATE CAR.
Gen. Tony Rojas. rebel commander
extraordinary, the "gent who has
brass bands playing for his breakfasts,
went to Casas Grandes in a third class
Mexico North Western car Wednesday
morning. This was not to the gener-
al's liking, for private cars are none
too good for his generalship. That
was how Antonio had planned to go
to casus uranaes. ueneral manager
H. C. Ferris's private ear. painted a
rich red color, caught the eye of Gen.
ntonA, ATh as. uPn nls arrival
from the south. "Just the- car for me,
Rojas said to himself. To think is to
do' with Rojas. be it a hank robbery, A
band attachment for oreakfast or a
barouche to ride in
At this stage of the rebel leader's
mental process, the Mexico North West
ern general manager saw hij, game and
coppered the bet. The private car was
hooked onto a steaming switch engine
and shunted to the American side Tor
this reason Rojas journee! to Casis
Grandt s third class a.id not lik. his
j commanUTin hi f iV.vio. in a cum
jmandeercii ;riatc cr.
where he will receive reports by courier
from his flying columns.
Destroying the Knllroads.
The Mexican Central railroad is slow
ly being destroyed In front of Gen.
Huerta's federal forces. The presence
of Gen. Orozco on the line of the Mex
ican Central is calculated to draw the
Mexican government columns along that
route toward Juarez, but the rebel sys
tem of railroad destruction probably
will prevent the federals from reacting"
the vicinity of Juarez and the Amer
ican border for at least two months.
In the meantime. Gen. Orozco consid
ers that his men will have Invaded So
nora and obtained control of the state
as well as a large part of the Pacific
Gen Oroaco's arrival last night was
the more inconspicuous, as he rode in-i
to the rebel capital In a caboose
coupled to an engine. He had aban
doned his private car on the way.
This marks the first time that Gen.
Orezco has visited Juarez as a revolu
tionist. He last was here In Febru
ary when as a government officer he
sought to restore order In the town,
which had just mutinied. Less than,
a month later, he accepted the leader
ship of the revolution.
The "War To Go On.
Though not disclosing his immediate
intentions, Gen. Orozco expressed to
the Associated Press correspondent
who has been accompanying him his
absolute confidence in the ultimate
triumph of the revolution.
"It must be either the resignation.
of Madero or the prosecution of the
revolution," he said. "The people oC
the state of Chihuahua began this
revolution to win and they wilL A.
few defeats cannot dishearten us "
Every bridge and culvert on the Mex
ican Central railroad north of Chihua
hua is being destroyed. The work o
destruction, thus far has been com
pleted to a point 50 miles north of
Chihuahua City. It will be continued
to some point a few miles south o
Juarez, where rebel outposts will be
Federal Ca-valry Moving.
Federal cavalry were moving today
north out of Chihuahua, according to
rebel scouts. They have reached Cor
ral, 13 miles north of Chihuahua. The
force numbered 1.500 men under Gens.
Tellez and Rabago and carried several
nieces of artillery.
Twelve hundred rebel cavalry are
at Laguna. 58 miles north of Chihua
hua, but will probably retire in the
face ef tbe federal force.
Itojns at Madera.
Gen. Antonio Hojes was last nigh'
at Madera. 105 miles southwest of
Juarez on the Mexico North Western.
Here the rebel outposts are gathered
ready to check a reported advance c
federals from Gen. Huerta's headquar
ters in the city of Chihuahua.
, HT7ERTA GUARANTEES
SAFETY TO PEOPLE
Offers Amnesty to Rebels
Who Surrender to Gov
Gen. Victoriano Huerta has person
ally guaranteed the lives and safety
of the citizens of Chihuahua. A trans
lation of the message which Gen.
Huerta sent to the Mexican consul
here has been prepared. Not only are
all guarantees assured to the citizens
but the rebels are promised amnesty
if they will come to the federal head
quarters and surrender unconditional
ly. The translation of the message
"I have learned that some of the
papers published In 1 Paso maintain
that several persons have been ex
ecuted here without any formality
whatever. This is untrue, as the fed
eral forces have executed no one. To
the contrary, they give every guar
antee to the inhabitants of the state.
The -cuartel general has published a
notice which has been circulated gen
erally and in which amnesty Is grant
ed to all rebels who unconditionally
surrender to the constituted govern
The North Western Operates
Trains and Telegraph
to Federal Gity.
Communication between the rebel
and federal territory in the state of
Chihuahua is now had by telegraph
and railroad. The Mexico North West
ern railroad's telegraph line is work
ing steadily to Chihuahua, where Gen.
Huerta has his headquarters, and is
connected with the Juarez office of
the road. The bridges which were
out also have been repaired, the offi
cers of the road say. and train service
with the federal city has been re
sumed, but the rebels will destroy the
line as soon as the federals attempt
to use it.
Juarez firms received communica
tions by telegraph from Chihuahua by
way of Laredo Thursday morning,
which shows the establishment of com
mercial communication but south of
IS AT PEACE
Monterey. Mex.. July 11. In an in
terview given to the areas by Gen
Jose Delgado. governor of the state of
Sinaloa, who passed through here en
route to the City of Mexico, he stated
that the state of which he Is governor
is in peace. He said "Sinaloa has
had peace for 24 days, and there is
complete confidence that the tranquil
ity will not be again altered."
Beginning Sunday trains were an
nounced to make direct connection out
of here with Mexico City. For nearlv
a week no railroad communication was
had with the capital city on account
of the heavy washouts in Queretaro.
RIPI.KS SK.NT KOlt USB
OF AMBRICAXS AT HERMOSILLO.
Washington. D C. July 11. Thirty
Krag-Jorgensen rifles and ten thous
and rounds of ammunition will be
sent lmn.ediitel v to the American
i o-i-iil at Hermosillo Sonora, bv tne
' w ii ilepir me -it The t,uns are to be
I uid as iiuUcticn .igainst rc'jel rald3.