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Fair tonight and Wednesday.
EL PASO, TEXAS,
August 6, 1912 12 Pages
American Marines Demand
Seized JVessels of the
MORE MARINES ARE
RUSHED TO CORINTO
Washington. D. C, Aug. 6. Marines
from Panama have been ordered to
Nicaragua to 'supplement the force of
blue jackets now in Managua guard
ing Americans an dtheir property.
The collier Justin, now steaming
from San Juan del Sur. was today or
dered to Panama to em hark 350 ma
rines for Corinto.
mericnns Make Demand of Itebels.
San Juan del Sur. Aug. 6. The Amer
ican blue jackets and marines who
were landed from the United States
gunboat Annapolis :t Oor:u- tatur
ifav anrt TL-in sra now in Mannsrun. have
ordered Gen. Luis Mena, former minis- J
ter of war. and now ieaJsr or the revo
lutionaries to deliver up Immediately
the lake steamers owned Sv rhe rail
roads, which are run ly an American
George T Weitzell, 'he 'nile-l States report received at the Mormon head
mlster.'has sent anote to Gen. Mena quarters from Americans who had come
advising him that the United States
government recognized only 'he gov
ernment of president Diaz.
A large quantity of arms nave been
brought from Corinto to Managua, to
enabl- the government to take the of
fensive against (the followers of Gen.
Managua Under SIHltary GnnrJ.
Managua. Nicaragua, Aug. 5 (By
Wireles to Colon, Aug. 6.) The city
of Managua is perfectly quiet today
but has been placed under military
guard by the president- The stores
continue open throughout the town.
The commartder in chief of the arn-y.
Gen. Emilio Chamorro, is engaged in
recruiting the government forces.
President Diaz has dismissed a num
ber of officials in various parts l the
country, deposing those friendly to
the ex-secretary of war, Gen. Luis
Mena. and replacing them by partisans
of the government
The minister of finance, Pedro Rafael
Cuadra, declares there is still some
disorder in the province of Granada,
where several of his brothers have been
arrested, and a store belonging to one
of them at San Francisco, in the prov
ince of Rlvas," has been destroyed by
troops under the command of a son
of the late secretary of war.
Tio stnrv nf the revolution as related
in official circles is that on Monday
mofnlng, July 29. president Diaz, de
posed the secretary of war. Gen. Mena,
appointing in his place Gent Carmelo
Berberana. Diaz. "He also appointed
si.... TZmiiin nhaTTinr-ro. who is leader
of the Conservative party, epHBandert
in chief of the army.
On that afternoon. Gen. Chamorro
took possession of the left half of
the fortress of Managua in which the
residence of Gen. Mena was situated.
The troops stationed there and in the
fort on the hill Joined Gen. Chamorro.
The deposed secretary of war fled
to the right half of the fortress to
gether with his guard, and the troops
stationed there sided with him.
There was some firing outside the
fortress, one civilian being killed
and several soldiers wounded.
American minister Weitzel, carrying
the American flag, then called upon
both generals and obtained from the
late secretary of war his written resig
nation from office, and his promise
not to fight
That night at about 9 oclock. Gen.
Mena abandoned the fortress and, with
Us troops -and three machine guns, left
the city of Managua. He was joined
by the entire police-force and marched
to Masaya. about 12 miles to the south.
Some of the police have since returned
ITALIAN TROOPS '
Rome, Italy, Aug. 6. The Italian
naval and military forces today occu
pied the town of Zuara, Tripoli, and
the surrounding oasis. The Italian
troops suffered few casualties, only a
small number of the men being
The Turks, with their Arab allies,
retired to the desert Zuara was prac
tlcallv their only remaining foothold
of any importance on the Tripolitan
GETS A JAIL TERM
Denver, Colo., Aug. 5. Robert W
Speer. owner and publisher of the
renver Times was today fined ono
thousand dollars and sentenced to five
dv5 in the county jail for construc
tive contempt of court in discussing in
his paper the libel cases brought gainst
the owners of the Denver Post and Wil
iam U. Evans Mr. Speer was given
time to appeal his case He is an ex
mavor of Demer
WILSON NAMES ROLLA
WELLS AS TREASURER
Trenton. N. J., Aug. C. Governor
Wilson announced today the appoint
ment of Rolla Wells, former mayor of
St Xouls. to be treasurer of the na
tional Democratic committee. and
Charles R. Crane, of Chicago, to be vice
chairman of the finance committee, of
which Henry Morgenthau of New York
has been chosen chairman.
ARE TTOEUXC AT DEPTH
OP 22 FEET FOR SEWER
Tunneling a depth of 22 feet for a
sewer line Is what laborers of the El
Paso sewer department are doing on
McGlnty hilL This sewer, which runs
in the alley at the rear of R. F. Bur
ges's new home on West Boulevard,
drops under the famous McGlnty knoll
and thence northward to the alley, one
AT WORK NOW ON GUTTERS
, OX NORTH" SIDE OF CITY
The street department having fin-
ished inost of its work cutting out gut- j
ters in the southern part of town, is
now at won: on the northern streets.
Grass which had grown In St Vrain
street just south of the. Boulevard,
was removed Monday afternoon when
the gutter was plowed up and a drain
made for -water to run down.
TOBIX'S TOOL HOUSE AT
WEST YSI.ETA BROKEN IIVTO
A tool house which was built on the
new West Ysleta, townsite by F. R.
Tobin was broken into Monday night
and a quantity of plows, shovels, rope
and other construction materials taken.
The state rangers telephoned from
Ysleta Tuesday morning that the plows
had been taken and Mr. Tobin went to
Ysleta to investigate.
MU BUY VNOTHER AUTO
FIRE EVGIVK FOR THE CITY
Mavor C E Kelli and fir chirf W
W Armstrong on Tue;d.- (r look- I
ing over plAns, and spi ifi. tion- for a I
new auto fire engine for the city. J
Federals and Rebels Face
Each Other South of
Juarez, on the. Central.
MORMON MEN 'ARE
NOT HEARD FROM
Washington, D. C, Aug. 6.
Favorable report on the sen-
ate resolution appropriating &
Sioe.000 for the relief and
transportation of refugees from
Mexico was today agreed upon
by the house military commit
tee, which amended it to make
the fund available for all
points along the Mexican bor
der. The original resolution
provided for its use at El
Paso, Texas, only.
Federals and rebels are facing each
other with less than 12 miles between
them at Villa Ahumadn, according to a
io r.,1 x-aso over ine Minirai line.
The Americans reported to the Mor
mon officials at the American National
bank headquarters that there were be
tween 1500 and 2000 rebels in the vicin
ity of Villa Ahumada and that they
were preparing to give battle to the
federals who are thought to be ad
vancing upon Juarez.
Nothing has been heard of the band
of 200 Mormon men who started from
Colonia Dublan and Colonia Juarez last
Friday morning with the intention of
reaching the American -ne. They were
expected to reach the border at a point
near Hachita, N. M-, Monday night. But
no signs of them were seen, although
a partv of 25 Mormons with five wae-
onloads of provisions went to the border j
near Hafchita to meet the refugees and
supply them with food and water for
the remainder of the journey to civ
ilization. These refugees are expected
to reach the line tonirfit and scouts
are being sent out in all directions in an
effort to locate them.
Reports from Douglas to the Mor
mons say that there are 300 rebels in
the Esouela mountains, 60 miles south
west of Hachita and 800 more between
these mountains and Janos en route to
Sonora- The .Mormons who have stock in
the Sonora colonies have- sent men to
gather them and bring them across the
hMder in bond to prevent the rebels
from seizing them.
Colonia Juarez and Colonia Dublan
are now practically deserted and have
been picked clean by the soldier and
civilian looters. When the body of
armed Mormons left there Friday the
town was left to the mercy of the rebels
and their followers. The mountain col
onies remain populated with the men
who have sent, their families out, and
the Sonora colonies continue to be
guarded by the Mormon men.
Refugees continue to be sent to the
American colonies upon transportation
orders signed by the officials of the
church. There were 35 sent out Tues
day morning and an equal number Monday-
night. The refugees continue to be
fed bv the government through the sub
sistence department at Fort Bliss, as
the appropriation has not vet been ex
hausted. The refugees are now about
equally divided between the lumber shed
camp and the tent camp on the T. &, P.
MUST BE STOPPED
Cochise Sheriff Serves No
tice on Mexican Con
sul at Douglas.
.Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 6. Sheriff
Harry Wheeler has served notice upon
Mexican consul M. Cuesta and others
that illegal searching of homes or per
sons of American citizens or foreigners,
wilt be followed by arrest of all con
cerned and their prosecution, direct
ed by him.
Resentful because of the alleged
conduct of United States officers who
conducted a search of his residence,
corner of Fifteenth and D avenue, on
the morning of July 17, H. Solman,
a British subject has written gover
nor Hunt A reply was received in the
form of a letter to sheriff Harry
Wheeler requesting him to investigate
the charges and report To the gover
nor. "I have not yet had time to fully ac
quaint myself with ail the details
I will say
the case, said Wheeler.
however that if such things are going
on here they are unlawful and must
Solman in his charges filed with the
governor stated that a party of arm
ed men. numbering about a dozen,
headed by U. S. deputy marshal A. A.
Hopkins, surrounded his home about
1:30 oclock on the morning of July
17. Either Hopkins or one of the men
with him flashed a searchlight Into
the room where Mr. and Mrs. Solman
were sleeping and looked In. Late
the officers searched the house. They
were looking, it is said, for arms and
ammunition that they had been in
formed by Mexican secret service men,
had been concealed there.
It was at first stated locally that
Solman had given the searchers per
mission to go through the house This
Is denied by. Solman in his letter. It
is stated by men versed In federal law
that no United States officer may
search a house after nightfall, wheth
er armed with a warrant or no.
Ask Arizona Congressman
an Senators to Pro
Thatcher. Ariz., Aug. 6. A companv
of 20S refugees from Mexico arrived
here and were distributed among the
homes in the different settlement of
the valley. Each train brings a few,
mostly those who have relatives.
Yesterday mass meetings were held
in Thatcher, where a large number of
representative citizens participated and
passed the following resolutions, a
copy of which was wired to each of
Arizona s senators and representative
"U a public meeting held at Thatch
er, with iome 300 representative Amer
ican pro Ip profnt for the nuipose of
(Continued on neic page;.
CONFERENCE OF ill LEADER
Herald's Suggestion For Meeting Here in Near Future To Discuss Plans For Meeting the
Crisis Is Approved by Many Statesmen. Deep Interest Aroused at the Capital.
General Disposition To Get'at the Facts and Adopt a Patriotic Amer
ican Policy. Two Committees Already Appointed. Impor-
tant to Meet While Refugees, Are Concentrated Here. " '
The El Paso Herald has been quietly
sounding public men, especially at Wash
ington and officials of neighboring
states, as to the possibility of arrang
ing a meeting here at some date in the
near future, with the object of discuss
ing the Mexican situation and possible j
plans to meet wisely and patriotically the
crisis now impending; having in view
always the universal desire to conserve
peace, but always peace with honor, and
peace with safety to our countrymen j
Plan Generally Approved. j
Telegraphic answers that have been ,
received, indicate very general approval '
of the idea of the proposed conference; ,
and although senators and members of
congress find it impossible to leave Wash
ington until congress adjourns, most of
those who answer, either directly or im
pliedly approve of the general idea of a
first hand study of the situation.
Merely Paving the Way.
The Herald's thought in taking up this
matter on its own initiative was simply
to prepare the way for official invita
tions from the proper authorities of the
local and state governments and the
commercial bodies, if it should appear,
after diligent inquiry, that such invita
tions would be likely of acceptance. The
Herald of course did not itself assume
to issue invitations, but only telegraphed
i ' . - . r
to public men a suggestion of a proposed
' conference, in order to ascertain if such
a meeting were leusible and it it could
be worked up upon the basis of a future
official invitation. The date "about
August 12," was used in the telegrams
because it seemed wise to have the meet
ing while most of the thousands of
refugees, especially the Mormon colon-'
ists, were still in id Paso, or easily
Meeting Can Be Arranged.
It -will be noted, hovsver, uftp:
ing the telegrams sent to The Heral
reply to the suggestion, as printed below,
that the date tentatively chosen lias
proved the principal obstacle to the gen
eral and prompt acceptance of The
This fact, taken in connection with i
the generally favorable tone of the re- J
plies, indicates that, With prompt and I
energetic work on the part of the local I
governing authorities and the officers of
the chamber of commerce a conference
ine cnainoer oi commerce, a coniorcnce
may yet be arranged for an early date, I ject of an official invitation and assume
upon the general lines of The Herald's ! definite form with the consent, ap
BiimrMfmn I Prval and cooperation of the federal
auMesuon. authorities cbnstitutinsr the covernment
Adjournment of Congress. ,
The postponement, on Saturday, bv
fli cKnilo f tr.o An.l.I.il.1 ;,T.o..i,"f
,:! ..n ti iT: r..;71:
, , ";C'UUC1 uuvcu, accuiumg j
,, xii Axut.kius sjiLxiui uuucapuuuciib iu ; piuntuie conuiuons surrounaing me
Washington, the principal block in the J?ves,ad Property of American citi
way of an early adjournment. It is ze"s n co' gco. tt,- p nunt.
now believed in Washington that ad- Governor of Arizona.
journment may be had in a week or ten
days. Careful planning of a local com-
mittee would very likely make it pos
sible to hold the proposed conference
immediately after adjournment.
Direct Results of Herald's Action.
The Herald's correspondent talked
with dozens of senators and congressmen
after the proposal for a conference on
Mexican affairs had been received by pub
lic men at the capitaf. He found that
the general feeling was that The
Herald's messages had at least insured
the prompt and speedy action of sen
ator William Alden Smith's special com
mittee of investigation (a subcommittee
of the foreign relations committee). The
Herald's telegrams served to focus at
tention strongly on the Mexican situa
tion on Friday and Saturday, and were
chiefly responsible for the earnest dis
cussion that took nl.lpf in trio ungtn
... . . ,. . ..'
resulting in some pretty vigorous talk
and promises of early action in line
with the talk.
The Herald's telegrams also facilitated
prompt action on congressman W. R.
Smith's motion in the house to adopt the
senate's resolution providing for a spe
cial commission of army officers to in
vestigate claims of Americans against
Mexico on account Af injuries and to re
port direct to congressV
Object of Proposed Conference.
So, without doubt, whether a general
conference be held at this time or not,
two committees, one of senators, mem
bers of the foreign relations committee,
and the other of army officers, will be
fore long visit EI Paso in line with their
work, and will have a chance to learn
the facts at first hand.
TJ..J. . i J i, , , . ... !
oub c ucie on me ooraer Know xne
lacts, and we know that not l-1000th
part of the real complete story has
trickled into the minds of the Washing
ton authorities or members of congress.
The committee hearings will not take
the place of the proposed conference.
The object of the proposed conference
of leaders of political thought and action
is to focus attention on the broader
phases of international relations, and in
riaway can "peace with honor" be so
well assured as by such a conference
held here at the center of things, where
Meiieo and Mexican relations are among
the most vital facts of our daily lives
and where American interests in Mexico
are just now concentrated to a larc
extent through the temporary exodus of
the American population. I
TJip TTpraM'e Tolo-,, t
1L IL .aid on last I'nJ.n sent a Ioj
telegram to about a score of public men
at Washington and elsewhere, reading in
part as follows:
"Would you accept an official in
vitation to meet in this city about
August 12 to confer regarding
affairs in Mexico and discuss plans
aa Imnanflinr crisis? MeXl-
S"' nmnT ""several
thousand Americans reiJi cu"8
all disturbed districts in Mexico
who have been compelled to leave
homes and property to seek safety
are now gathered In El Paso
President Taft's utterances in his
speech of acceptance regarding con
ditions in Mexico betray Ignorance
of true conditions and have served
to make matters worse. Latest
forced exodus of 2500 women and
children from American colonies in
Chihuahua ana Sonora following
incendiary threats has greatly in
tensified bitter feeling. In no other
way could so accurate a sense of
the true state of affairs in Mexico
be gained as by mingling person
ally with these thousands of
refugees now concentrated In El
(Signed) "EI Paso Herald."
Among the replies; so far received are
the following, which are printed without
further comment than to di-ect atten
tion to the fact' that the collection fur
nishes a -valuable sidelight on the mental
processes of some of our leaders of pub
lic thought, and a. glimpse of personal
character that helps to understand many
things. On the whole, the tone of the
replies is favorable to the proposed con
ference, and it would seem as if only a
little well directed work on the part of
the local and state authorities and
business bodies were necessary now in
order to bring about such a meeting.
If hold, the conference would cer
tainly be a potent factor toward meeting
honorably and wisely the present crisis
and bringing about a settlement in line
with historic American policy, 'and caJ-J
cul&tcjl, to restore American, prestige,
ge$ablv if .jjp ,may, fbroifliv jf ' we
Rust.- ""HcreSnr somepi" the replies:
Santa Fe. X. M.. Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Will accept Invitation to attend
meetlnc at 131 Paso to confer resrardinsr
. affairs In Mexico, any day after the 13th
Wm. C. McDonald.
Governor of New Mexico.
The Governor of Arizona.
Phoenix. Arrr., Aug 5.
Ed,tor Et Paso Herald:
pnouia the conterence, which your
teiegram anticipates, become the sub-
of Jhenlted State.. woW endeavor
Ing in the gathering of such facts and .
information as misrht assist the United
States government In finding and ap-
piynrr. remedial measures for the de-
Cunlrmnn William A I den Smith.
Washington. D. C. Aug. 3
nuiior i t-aso neraiu:
The special committee authorized by
senate resolution and appointed by the
chairman of the foreign relations com
mittee with authority to investigate
and report whether any persons, asso
ciations, or corporations are encourag
ing rebellions in Mexico and Cuba, have
organized for that purpose, and will
proceed forthwith to execute the or
ders of the senate. To that end we
are prepared to hold sessions wherever
necessary to obtain this information.
and have no doubt that we shall vinlt
El Paso. Texas, as soon as nracticable:
and we shall be glad to have the co- ;
operation of the people of Texas in our f ;" l"c ,"""""' ana 4"e Herald's cor
effort to ascertain the true situation so i fSJ?? nt '"X5 requested to get an
far as it affects the welfare of the
people of the United States.
Wm. Alden Smith.
Chairman subcommittee of foreign
relations. U. S. senate
From Senator 'Smoot of Utah.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
It is impossible for me to accept your
invitation to meet August 12 to confer
regarding Mexican affairs, because
congress will still be In session on that
date. I am deeply concerned over the
present deplorable situatlorf and the
uncertain outcome The idea of the
conference is a good one.
- Reed Smopt,
U. S. Senate.
Senator Fall Would Accept.
Washington. D. C, Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I will endeavor to go to El Paso for
the 12th. Senator Smith of Michigan
sent his telegram with my approval.
We will secure action soon. Your Idea
of a conference is excellent
A. B. Fall.
U. S. Senate.
Member of Forclgp Relations.
Washington. D. C. Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Your telegram received. Congress
will doubtless still be in session on the
date indicated and my official duties at
thai time will not ?h'cn nermlt "X
sence from th.e senate. I am very
fence irom in.e senaie. i am very
greatly Interested In the situation in
Mexico and on the border.
A. O. Bacon.
U. S. Senator frorii Georgia.
Senator V.'m. E. Borah.
Washington, Aug. 4
Editor El Paso Herald:
It will be Impossible for me to at
tend the conference proposed bv the
El Paso Herald. It is very difficult
now to maintain a quorum here for the
transaction of the business of the sen
ate, and I don't' sec how senators could
get away until after adjournment
Wm. E. Borah,
U. S. Senator from Idaho; member of
senate subcommittee on foreign
relations to investigate Mexican
Senator Ashurst Appro en.
Washington. D. C. Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
I have received your telegram advls-
ing that the Mexican international sit
uation has reached breaking point I
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!ati. ncc with thr Iir pnt ..olic. of th.' I
wu uunij hi variance ana out oi ;
autt- d. ailment of our Oovtrnnieut I
believe the United States should pro
tect its citizens and their property and
should seek reprisals for all injuries
and injustices heretofore committed
upon our citizens. I cannot be present
at a meeting on the 12th of August but
you may depend upon me to support the
firmness and integrity of the govern
ment of the United States and ' the
rights of the people thereof to be se
cure in their persons and property
both In the United States and in Mex
ico. I regret In the Mexican situation
our department of state has lamentably
failed to do this. It is the duty of
the state department to take a firm
hand and prevent outrages in Mexico
upon American citizens, and the Ameri
can government should Immediately
seek reparation for our citizens in
Texas. New Mexico and Arizona who
have been shot in their own homes by
Mexicans. I am ready to go to El Paso
If I can thus serve Americans.
Henry F. Ashurst
U. S. Senator from Arizona.
From Chairman Sulzer.
Washington, Aug. 3.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
Your telegram duly received. I note
carefully all you say. Of course I am
an.xJous.to. cooperate with the gentle
men to whom you refer in any way I
can to maintain the existing cordial
relations with our sister republic of
Mexico. Keep me advised and I will
give your suggestions my earnest per
Congressman from New York, chair
man committee on foreign affairs.
Chairman of Military Affairs.
Washington. D C. Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
My duties here will prevent my be
ing in El Paso on August 12. I don't
see just what good could be accom
plished as the delegation attending the
conference would have no-power.
Congressman from Virginia, chair
man military affairs.
Doesn't "Want a Wcr.
Washington, D. C. Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
It is impossible for me to go to El
Paso, at the time you specify. 23 1 con
gress will still be In session. War with
Mexico In my judgment woud Imperil
every American life in that republic.
Resides the Mexican government de
plores the present trouble as much as
Congressman from Missouri.
Congre3C2u Carry Wantfc Vction.
Washington. D. C, Aug. 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
It will be impossible for me to join
you In El Paso on the 12th, as congress
will likely adjourn some time between
the lath and 20th nf iitr-iior -,n,i v,.-
a ,Freat deal of important legislation
pending. As soon as congress adjourns,
however, I will go to El Paso. I am
satisfied that conditions are as you rep
resent them, and as far as I am in
dividually concerned. I am in favor of
our government adopting a vigorous
policy and protecting American lives
and property, and If necessary, to Inter
vene in Mexico.
Congressman from New Mexico
Tas congrman Fare Meeting.
.., ... Washington. D. C. Aug. 3.
c,lltoI!.? Paso Herald:
w" Slad to attend the confer
5"?e 'I'10 -vou- out I think
date should be after congress adjourns.
xue iaea is a good one. but August 12
is too early. The men asked to attend
could not get away before the adjourn
ment, and by that time the senate sub
committee will be conducting an in
vestigation A conference is always
helpful. Something may come of this
William R. Smith.
Congressman from Texas.
Don't Care To Talk.
., Washington. Aug 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Secretary of state Philander C. Knox
and assistant secretary of state Hunt
ington Wilson state to your correspon
dent that they do not care -to express
an ."PiSj011 about the matters referred
to In The Herald's telegram.
leitner the secreta
Neither the secretary nor the assist
?., tary nad the courtesy to reply
answer from them personally. Editor.
"Would Be of Great Volnc."
.,.,, New York. Aug 5.
Lditor El Paso Herald:
Your telegram received on my return
to the city after a brief absence. I
regret that it will be impossible for me
to be in El Paso on August 12 I am
sure that such a conference as you sug
gest would be of great valu. and I
should like very much to be present;
put the demands on my time here make
It utterly impossible at this time. I
appreciate fully what you sav of the
sad condition of affairs in Mexico.
Melville E. Stone.
General manager Associated Press.
From John Has Hnmmond.
r-L Gtoucester. Mass.. Aug. 4.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
Owing to the fact that I have per
sonal interests in Mexican properties I
have consistently refrained from mak
ing any suggestion to our administra
tion as to relations with Mexico. I do
not wish to be accused of having used
any personal Influence I mav have, to
promote my own Interests.
John Hays Hammond.
Pan American Bureau.
t-w.' J5Vashington. D. C. Aug 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Director ceneral' John Bnrrott rt .
Pan American bureau, is in Europe on
ZS.n. returning the end of Septem
"Z't V'trTi?F It E!" be. unab,e to
,,,. ...miuviuii iu nn. i-uuierence you
F. J Yanes.
Secretary. Pan American Bureau.
CLOSES FOR TWO DAYS
j People Get No Mail and
Orozeo Knows Noth
ing of It.
Juarez was without mail service from
Saturday evening until Monday even
ing. The DOStOfflce wan clnxprl anil
when the mall from the El Paso post- j
umce was sent across me river, there
was no one to receipt for it and it was
brought back to the American side
Postmaster J. A. Smith went over the
river Monday to see Gen. Orozeo and
the commander promised to investigate
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Progressive Convention One
Solid Mass of Loud En
thusiasm. TEDDY ELECTRIFIES
THE VAST THRONG
Chicago, III , Aug. S. When Col
Theodore Ro33evelt appeared oh the
stage of the national Progressive con
vention to make his "confession of
faith" address hf faced one of the
greatest audiences ever gathered in
the big coliseum building. His ap
pearance started a. demonstration
which lasted 57 minutes. Time and
time again chairman Beverldge attempt
ed to rastore order but did not succeed
until 1:45 p. m. ,
Delegates Slow to Arrle.
Despite the fact that Cot ltoos.evelt
was expected to reach, lilt convention
hall soon after noon, delegates were
slow again today in reaching their
seats. At 19 minutes to IZ oclock there
were not more than -60 delegates on
Women delegates again were the
center of interest Man) ot their sisters
in the suffrage movement gatnereu out
side the coliseum distributing tracts
and emblems of the surfn-gef cause.
The party representatives filled in
the period of waiting with song and
tarty yells. Occasionally there came
the long low -moo" cf the bull moose.
The Colorado delegation appeared
with a blue banner reading. "Colorado
is for Roosevelt"
The women delegates In various state
organizations stood up on chairs with
the men an I joined in the cheers and
songs that kept things in an uproar
until the gavel fell.
Banner Creates Enthusiasm.
Suddenly the Colorado folk sprung a
big sign and carried it about the halL
It read: ,
"No more Guggenheim; no more De
vice; no more -angel Arehie' for us.
Down with the bosses." The Celo
radans explained- by 'angel Archie"
was meant A. M. Stevenson of that
state, sometimes known as "Big Steve."
It became apparent the convention
would not be called to order until word
came that Cot Roosevelt was ready to
appear. The Michigan delegates start
ed a new song, which soon was caught
up by the other delegations, until
practically the entire floor was sing
ing. Telegram Cause Cheer.
At 12:85 senator Beveridge inter
rupted the .singing by rapping for or
der. IJev. father Andrew Spetz offered
Chairman Beveridge had read a tele
giam from Col. William R. Nelson, of
the Kansas City Star. It was dated
Magnolia. Miss and. was as follows:
"Lord, how I wish I wore with you.
What a -great day the launching of a
party of bmagliration. hope and pros
perity. We can afford to give the oth
er fellows their memories and disap
pointments. The past has no interest
for us. The future is our fruit Give
Col. Roosevelt my love. I have never
missed a chance to place a bet on him
; and have never lost when there was a
square ueai. ine i ' surety wim
us. He has given us the men as well
as the opportunity I cannot help but
feel what a narrow escape we had in
the June convention. Roosevelt might
have been nominated there. My con
gratulations to everybody, and regret
that I can not be with you."
Wild applause followed the reading
of the telegram. When it had been
read the entire audienee rose and sang
"America." under the leadership of a
musical director. James R. Garfield,
of Ohio, was one of the most earnest
In the cheers.
"America." was followed by "Dixie."
but the leader had difficulty In getting
the band and the singers together and
the song was not much of a success.
It was 12:47 when chairman Bev
eridge announced the arrival of CoL
Roosevelt at the coliseum. This was
enough for the delegates and the gal
leries. They jumped to their feet and
cheered. A minute later the colonel
appeared on the stage, almost as if by
The doors of the coliseum were
thrown wide open during the demons
tration and the ball was filled to ca
nacltv. In the midst of the deafening dm the
colonel stepped on to the insulated
speaking platform under the big
sounding board. He smiled his appre
ciation the demonstration, and bowed
to the right and left and with a broad
grin waved greetings to friends on the
btage and floor.
The delegates, meantime, stood on
their chairs and cheered until the raft
ers rang They waved flagsr uid
bandanas in a perfect not of color.
The G. A. R. fife and drum corps on
the stage marched, to where the colonel
stood and each veteran got a warm
greeting and hand shake. Then sur
rounding the former president, the
flfers and drummers played a number
of patriotic tunes.
The band in its faraway left at the
end of the great hall also was playing,
judging from the antics of the leader,
but scarce a strain of music could be
"We Want Teddy." the MuMo.
"We want Teddj," chanted many
delegates. Others gave the call of the
In Rie midst of the uproar an Okla
homa delegate tore the state .standard
from its place and started up the cen
ter aisle. In a minute the aisles were
tilled with a confused hysterical crowd.
Minnesota swung in behind Oklahoma.
and as the crowd rushed through the L
Ohio. West Virginia. Kansas, Virginia
and a dozen other states poured into
the throng. Banners, standards, flags,
hats, and red bandanas were flung up
the heads of the delegates.
Roosevelt Greets Colorado Banner.
The delegation from Colorado car
ried the "no more Guggenheim" sign.
As this emblem appeared before the
platform Col. Roosevelt turned and
waved toward it with a grin. Another
uproar started. A bafnner bearing the I
catch note, from the speech of senator I
Beveridge yesterday, "Pass prosperity ,
around." was roundly cheered. Some l
one threw the colonel a red ban-
dana. and standing on the platform )
he led the mob in a scries of cheers.
waving the handkerchief. i
Col. Roosevelt wore an ever broad
ening characteristic smile as he turned i
first in one direction and then another. I
acknowledging the greetings showered j
One of his visitors on the stage was
general John 11. McDowell, head of I
the Tennessee division of United Con- J
federate veterans. The colonel said he
hoped to bring the north and south I
Mrs. Roosevelt, clad in black, ap-
peared in a box to the left of the plat
form. She carried a red bandana
handkerchief and waved it etithusi- '
astlcally. Mrs. Roosevelt was accom- I
panled by George Roosevelt, a nephew I
of the colonel. j
s the Ohio delegation forced its
way through the crowded aisles up to'
(Continued on Pago 6.)
Thus Declares Roosevelt at
Chicago Says Old Parties
Have No Souls.
SPEAKS BEFORE NEW
Chicago, 111.. Aug. 6. CoL Roose
velt's speech, delivered in the National
Progressive convention today, strikes
the keynote .of the new party. It lays
down the plan of battle to be waged by
the National Progressive, party. He
discusses those principles under 13
subdivisions, namely. The Helplessness
of the Old Parties; The Right of the
People to Rule; The Courts and the
People; Constructive Control of the
Trusts; Rights of the Wageworker.
The Farmer; The Tariff; The High
Cost of Living; Currency; Conserva
tion; Alaska and International Affairs.
.ueiegnies Jiucii Interested.
The delegates listened to his
speech with the understanding that
they must either adopt a platform sub
stantially In consonance with his views
or look elsewhere for a nominee for
These are the conspicuous points la
the Roosevelt program:
Recall of judicial decisions, as first
advocated by CoL Roosevelt in the
spring campaign, and for which he vras
subjected to wide criticism. Cot Roose
velt now advocates Its extension to ap
ply to federal as well as state courts.
He favors the establishment of ma
chinery to make easier of amendment
both the national and state constitu
tions, and especially with the view of
prompt action on certain judicial de
cisions. Use of the government to assist
workmen to become part owners of the
business in which they are employed.
The government system should be
shaped so that tho public servant when
he cannot conscientiously carry out the
wishes of the people, shall, at their
desire, leave his office a'nd not mis
represent them in office. ,
For Industrial Commission.
Control of the trusts through reten
tion of the Sherman anti trust law and
establishment pf an interstate indus
trial commission to regulate industrial
corporations as the interstate commerce
commission regulates railroads.
Conditions determining monopoly
prices to be controled where these con
cerns deal with the necessaries of life.
Adoption of a number of measures
to secure "social and industrial ;jus-
m.-e to ine wage woricers.
Included in the list are establish-aent-by
law immediately of minimum
wage scales for women: minimum wage
coramlsslone to fix standards of wages
IfcJr1 rkers; old age pensions and
a,tVaS wage which CoL Roosevelt de
tJSt..!8 an amendment sufficient to
SIT . i Ior education, recreation.
S?m.i . mature members of the fam
stefcn e?nce of tfM family during
aiffS.niaccum,jlation of reason
nteht Ubo? r- ld ase: Prohibition of
?sffct iSn? .?r women and children.
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n-err svn- rtlrt ,- ,u e "ay S rest m
evrv Mven: oM , ,"" " a rel
suranco aiklnsTf .? """rance and in
cost of such insurance be distrVh,,fl
snnni, tinntnvlr ," distributed
haps among the peopla??? les-"
lation to increase popular control of all
governmental agencies, including a n
tional law for presidential onmaVuS"
election of United States .lSaJ1ts-
direct vote: the short ballot corrupt
nrartlcps acts annlvlnp ul,t
nrartlcps acts annlvlnp UF
as well as elections; qualified adoAti'nn
of the initiative, referendum and recall
woman suffrage: strengthening r.rit.
pure food law; establishment of a na
tional health department: creation of a
permanent tariff commission to s,tudv
the effects of protection and the rela
tions of the tariff to labor; t against
blanket revisions of the tariff. savin?
that changes should be made schedme
by schedule; fortification of the Pan
ama canal; free passage through the
canal for coastwise traffic and eoui
tolls for all other ships whatever na
tion; navy to be built up steadily until
reduction of armaments is made pos
sible by international agreement
Old Parties Are Husks.
The two old pdrtles." ho said, "are
husks, with no real soul within either,
divided on artificial lines, bossrldden
and privilege controled. each a jumble
of incongruous elements, and neither
daring to speak out wisely and fear
lessly what should be said on the vital
issues of the day." As opposed to this
incongurlty and insincerity of action
he asserted that the National Progres
sive platform will be "a contract with
the people." with definite and concrete
provisions to be carried out if the peo
ple ratify the contract on election day
as exactly and honestly "as If it were
actually enforceable under the law."
No Help From Old Party Machines.
Neither the Republican nor the Dem
ocratic platforms or managers show
any adequate recognition of the mighty
fact "that we are now in the midst of
a great economic evolution." This ir
resistible movement for economic
change and Improvement must be guid
ed by "both common sense and the
highest ethical standards," in order to
prevent reasonable evolution from be
coming dangerous revolution. The
Democratic party, as indicated by its
present record in congress, lacks the
common sense, and- the Republican
party, by its record of stolen delegates
at the Chicago convention, lacks the
ethical standards. "The men who pre
sided over the Chicago and Baltimore
conventions, and the great bosses who
controled the two conventions Mr
Root and Mr. Parker, Mr. Barnes and
Mr. Murphy, Mr. Penrose and Mr. Tag
gart. Mr. Guggenheim and Mr. Sulli
van differ from one another. of
course on certain points, but these are
the differences which one corporation
lawyer has with another corporation
lawyer when acting for different cor
porations. They come together at
once as against a common menu
when the dominion of both is threat
ened by the supremacy of the peoplt
or the United States. If tins
country is really to go forward along
a path of toctal and economic justh t
there must be a new partv of nation
wide and nonsectional principles, a
party where the titular rational chiefs
and the real state leaders shall be in
gi nuine accord, a party In whoso coun
sels the people shall be supreme, a
party that shall represent in the na
tion and 'he several states alike the
same cause, the cause of human rights
and of governmental efficiency." The
rt assertion of the states" rights doc
trine of the Democratic party cripples
and forecloses any real or genuine re
lief to the people. It reduces their
promises to hopiless nd emptv
phrases. The mission and spirit of
this Progressive iroement will thrill
ths republic from end to end.
Tiie Itlcht of the People to Rnle.
'Tfte actions of the Chicago conven
tion. Hnd to an only less degree of the
Baltimore convention hare shown m
striking fashion how little the people
do rule under our present conditions'
In ordi r to assure this popular rute
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