EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 14, 1913 12 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
Unsettled Tonight and Wednes
day: Warmer Tonight.
If Advice of Powers For
Peace Is Rejected, Allies
Will Resume "War.
ARMIES ARE READY
TO SEIZE ADRIANOPLE
London. Eng., Jan. 14. The decision
definitely to break up the peace con
ference in London simultaneously with
the presentation xo the "Turkish gov
ernment of the note of the powers was
reached today by the chiefs of the
peace delegations of the Balkan allies.
The threatening note of the allies
to the Turks is to be worded in such a
way that it will become effective only
m the event of the Ottoman govern
ment refusing compliance with the
advice given to it by the ambassadors
of the European powers.
The members of the Balkan league
are of the opinion that the note drafted
bv the European diplomats is so diluted
that it requires the admixture of a
vitalizing tonic, and this, they think,
will be supplied by their threat to con
tinue to hostilities.
Observers of the situation in London
express the opinion tlut Turkey will
refect the advice of the European pow
ers and that hostilities will be re
sumed. Allien Ready for War.
The representatives of the Balkan
allies declare that they are ready to
face all events. They say that no
fewer than 400,000 of their troops are
concentrated around the fortress of
Adrianople and along tne lines of Tcha
talia. while all the heavy siege bat
teries have been placed in position
-. A 3 m! a v a nl a
Gen. Boyovitch. the Servian hero of
Monastir. asserts that within two days
Adrianople can now be captured.
Although the mobilization, of the
Russian and Italian armies is denied,
there is no doujrt that Austria-Hungary
maintains her armaments still., with
the object of enforcing her claims in
the Balkans, especially in Albania.
Austria Watches InlJ- ...
The plenipotentiaries of the allies
remark that the attitude .of Austria
Hungarv is not so much aKalnst tnem
as against Italy, and that for this
reason, owing to the rivalry between
tfiese two rivals of the triple alliance,
the Balkans will not suffer.
Austria-Hungary is depriving Mon
tenegro of Scutari only because, in
rase that city does not become the
capital of Albania. Avalons. which is
nnaer in1 aireci aimuentc .. -.m. ...
Turk In h Treasury I Low.
Tlic fords in the Ottoman treasury
are insufficient to meet the cctipon of
ih. Tu-k.l 5 i f rcent loan o?.l9F.
which is due tod v. rut the Imperial
ntcman bank haa made irrangetr---:nts
n assume Its navment. The loan
amounted to $14,876,000 nn.l the amount
M1 ontotanding as iinn-w-raed is
KILLS TOTING- WIFE;
TURNS GUN ON SELF
San Francisco. Calif., Jan. 14. Doi -aid
Jadwin. son of a wealthy Brooklyn
familv. shot and killed his wife. Minna
"Van Bergen Jadwin, known in society
here as she sat at dinner with other
members of the family. He then shot
himself and died later in a hospital.
Thev had b-en married seven months
and until a short time ago had been
leaders in the smart circles in which
Mrs Jadwin's family held high place.
Flie was 19 years old, and her hus-
band six years older.
The wedding of the dashing Miss
T-iTi Tiarivn and vniinc- Jadwin was
nne of the leading society events of j
the city last June, xney Jiau w m
the summer of 1911 while crossing
he Atlantic and became engaged" dut
ing a summer abroad.
Jadwin was a brother of Mrs. Frank
B Anderson, a San Francisco society
leader, and wife of the president of
trie Bank of California.
COBB AND EL PASO
Washington. Tt. C, Jan. 14. Zacb
Lamar Cobb is considered here to have
the best chance for the El Paso col-lr-c-torship
of customs under the Wil
son administration. Senator-elect
Morris Sheppard Is known to favor Mr.
i"obb over other applicants for the plum.
While neither senator will say out
right that he will endorse Cobb when
the time comes to send his name to
president Wilson, both hare intimated
fiat Cobb has a mighty good chance
of appointment Mr. Cobb's chances
are considered all the better- here be
cause he was one of the chief Wilson
boosters in southwest Texas, and the
r.ew president himself would no doubt
be glad to nominate the El Pasoan.
MUCH AMMUNITION FOR MEXI-
C XS STORED AT NEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans. La., Jan. 14. About
two million rounds of rifle cartridges,
. lieged to have been purchased from
Mexican revolutionists, have been
discovered in New Orleans warehouses,
according to a statement made by an
..gent of the senate committee, which
is investigating Mexican .affairs.
"While the agent declined to reveal
t e ident'.tv of the purchasers of the
war munitions, it was reported that
more than half the supply is stored
in the name of a Mexican who now
! connected officially -with the Ma
TWO ALARMS; NO UAMA1E.
Tuesday afternoon at 6 oclock, and
aain at 9 oclock that night the cen
tral fire company responded to alarms
for fire -originating In trash boxes.
Tiic first fire occurred at 106 Noble
street, the second, in the alley on
Second street, between Campbell and
T'orence streets Xo damage was done
RAILROAD STRIKE IN
MEN SAID TO HAVE RETURNED TO WORK
Industrial peace has been reestahlls hed In Mexico between the government
nnd the employes of the Mexican Natio nnl railroad lines. Including the Mex
H. R- Wagner, general manager of the American Smelting and Refining
company In Mexico, "who has been in EI Paso for the past two weeks, re
ceived n messags from Mexico City Monday evening saying that the strike
had been nettled and that all the railroad striker would return to nork at
once. No details of the settlement were given, although It Is known tbut the
government offered Its railroad employes nn Increase of JO percent over the old
scale of wages. The men demanded an
The strike had crippled the mining nnd smelting operations in the repub
lic. The Monterey smelter of the American Smelting nnd Refining company
was forced to close and the Chihuahua smelter had to have coal and coke sent
through from Juarez on special trains to keep It going.
Senator Seeks Elimination
, of Free Tolls For' Ameri
TAFT'S ORDERS WILL
NOT BE ANNULLED
"Washington, D. C. Jan. 14. Senator
Root introduced a bill in the senate to
day to amend the Panama canal act to
eliminate the provision exempting
American coastwise ships from the
payment of tolls. The, bill is expected
to reopen the entire question of Pana
ma toHs now at Issue with Great
Britain and to pave the way for a new
discussion of the subject in the senate.
Senator Root gave notice tha't he
would speak Jan. 21 in support of his
bill and it is .understood that a num
ber of other senators will debate the
Many members of the senate have
declared recently that they favored
meeting Great Britain's objections to
the canal .law by repealing the free
toll provision rather than submit the
whole subject to arbitration on the
question of the right of the United
States to grant free passage to Amer
ican owned ships. Senator Root opposed
the free toll provision act when it was
passed last summer and has since fa
vored arbitration or the striking out
of the clause.
Oppose Appointment of Judge.
Opposition to the appointment of
Clinton W. Howard as a federal judge
for the state of Washington, was re
newed before the senate committee on
judiciary by senator Poindexter. Be
Tifnd closed doors former senator
Hites appeared to defend Mr. How
ard against charges of unfitness for
the federal bench.
President Taft nominated Mr. How
ard last summer after judge Hanford
resigned while impeachment proceed
ings against him were pending in the
Will Investigate Crow Indians.
A resolution authorizing the depart
ment of justice to Investigate the af
fairs of Crow indians in Montana was
approved by the senate committee.
Senator McLean urged the passage
of a bill for the protection of migra
tory birds. W. W. Winkfield told the
campaign funds investigating commit
tee now tne Archboid letters were ob
tained. Consider Tariff On "Watches.
The Waltham Watch company, al
leged to be in the watch trust, was
investigated at the otits'et of the tariff
hearing by the ways 'and means com
mittee of .the, house today. E. C Fitch,
of Waltham, Mass., testifying that the
company could manufacture watch
dials cheaper than he could buy abroad,
aad tfej Waltham Watch conftkany was
artgMBtar apltateed -at $5,000,000,
that it reorganized with a capitaliza
tion of $12,080,000, tangible assets of
$9,022,000 with patents and good will
The witness told of the former ex- .
istence of a selling agency that han
dled the Waltham Watch companv
products. He said he was one of three
partners In the selling agency each of
which received $60,660 salary a year.
Urges Specific Dnty On Steel.
W. P'Donnor, of Pittsburg, president
of the Cambria Steel company, who
was unable to testify when the steel
schedule was taken up said that com
pany owned pvperties worth $75,006.
OWand employed 19,060 men, manufac
turing last year more than a million
tons of rails, structural bars, rods and
wire nails. He urged specific and .iot
advalorem duties on iron and steal
Want Heavy Tax On Lnxnrles.
Mr. Underwood outlined his view in
which he represents the Democratic
majority of the committee that will
frame the new schedule.
"We want to get a large amount of
revenue on luxuries," said Mr. Under- 1
wood, "that we can put a smaller tax
on the necessities of life. Where there
is a large percentage of imports we
do not want to cut the rates. We
are desirous, however, of cutting ihe
rates wheri there is no competition
and no revenue."
Will Not Annul Executive Order.
The Cullop amendment to the post
office appropriation bill annuling the
executive order which placed assistant
postmasters and clerks of first and
second class offices and postmasters of
the fourth class under civil service
was rejected by the house today. J'l
Another amendment offered In the
committee occasioned a lively discus
sion. Representative .TneWunn nf "Kan
sas (Republican) was the author, and 1
i iie auH-numt-nt proposed to bar from
the mail in "dry" territory letters,
pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals
carrying liquor ndvortisfniuiits. an5 to
bar all such maltr advertising for
sale stocks or ijon3p of corporat'ons
unless favorabiv passed upon hv the
postmaster general. The amendment
was lost. 33 to 57.
Speaking to a-point if or-?er ajrainst
the nmendment Vaoresentatjve Moon
said he hoped the ooint itself w.-uld
be discussed, "and net a lot of pro
Representative Jackson denound
this language as "cowardly and un
gentlemanlv. Representative Moonrc
plied that he would "give the gentle
man the opportunity at anv tint he
might desire to repeat his charge out
side." and declared that Kansas and
the nation were to be. congratulated
upon the recent defeat of Mr Jackson
The army appropriation hill, catrv
inf $93,830,177. was reported "
F. J. Wade told the banking and
currency committee the country never
could have a sound monetary 3ystem
without a control bank.
Want S40.500.nOO For Ilnrltorx.
The first "pork barrel" appropri
ation ' of the present session
of congress was reported to
the house yhen the house
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eight hour day, nn Increase In pny and -1
Must Do As He Wshes Or
Lose the Fat Jobs.
HOLDS A BETTER
HAND THAN TAFT
(By Wlnfleld Jones.)
Washington, D. C. Jan. 14. Stories
that president-elect Wilson Is going to
hold back -the distribution of jobs until
lie gets the sort of tariff bill he wants
within sight of the statute books are
iecurring in Washington with alto
gether much frequency to give com-
fort tp cold and hungry Democrats who
have been out of office for the better
part of two decades, and who are lin
ing up to rush to the public trough
some time the afternoon of March 4.
These stories chill the blood of the
office hunters and the members of
congress who are giving their friends
assurance that they will be taken
Good Reason to Tremble.
The fact that there is substantial
reason to believe this is the policy the
I president elect will follow makes the
UUUUUik Ul IMC UlJtlIiIl& UL tllG J1GW cU-
minlstration doubly interesting. -When
Mr. Wilson gets into the white house,
will have an enourmous lot of patron
age at his disposal, much more than
Rill go around among the crowd seek
ing the places.
He can follow the policy of giving
all his stock in trade away or he can
keep a lot of it in his pockets. Some of
his friends last November declared the
new president would be in no great
hurry to fill all the offices and now
they feel they have better reason than
ever 'for that prediction.
AVhere Taft Failed.
President Taft tried the policy of
punishing the Insurgents in congress
by withholding patronage. He made a
complete failure of it- One reason was
that public sentiment in their localties
was with the insurgents ad the other
was that when president Taft began try
ing to rnaKe reprrsais by using tne
patronage club, there was little in the
way of offices to distribute.
But the situation of Mr. Wilson will
be entirely different .from that of Mr.
Taft. Taft When Mr. Wilson becomes
president there will be a complete
shifting of the control of the govern
ment from the hands of the Republi
cans over to the Democrats. Under the
circumstances,, mot only will the new
president have a vast amount of patron
age to bestow, but the constituents of
Democratic members of congress will
be unusually vehement In demanding
office. Already, Democratic members of
house and senate are having their lives
made miserable by applicants for of
fice. President Has Whip Hand.
If ItTSfiould happen that early in the
session the recommendations of a
Democratic senator or house member,
v ere systematically turned down by i
the white house and other persons ap
pointed, the embarrassment to the
member so ignored would be great. He
would be weakened with his constitu
ents. Therefore, when it cjmes to putting
through the tariff legislation, Mr. Wil
son, if he holds back a large share of
his appointments and plays tne game
"Kilfully, is going to have the whip
The real question is, how much isjje
going to use it?
On this, opinions differ. But the im
pression is growing about the capitol
that the white house is going to have
a. lot to say about the tariff and that
generally speaking it,will get his way
The Tariff Revision.
When shall ihe tariff bills to be
passed by the Democrats in special ses
sion' of congress become effective?
This problem promises to start a
controversy as soon as tariff legisla
tion is well under way. The radical and
conservative forces have already be
gun to discuss the matter with the
radicals favoring a bill of immediate
effect, while the conservatives wish to
postpone the date of its effect.
The Democrats have passed tariff
bills In two sessions of congress. The
Democratic tariff bill which president
Taft vetoed are admitted to be as rad
ical as anything the Democrats will at
tempt in th'e future, and the fight on
the amount of revision will center on
the question of how much more con- )
The time question is open and af
fords fair" fighting ground for both
sides. The radicals, including the
Bryan Democrats, believe the bills
should become effective shortly after
Want n Delay.
As opposed to this view, the con
servatives argue that business inter
ests should be given several months
in which to study the new legislation,
to dispose of surplus stocks where
such a policy seems desirable and gen
erally to prepare themelves for busi
ness conditions as determined by the
It has been the practice in past years
to postpone until severa. months after
passage, the taking effect of tariff bills.
The conservatives will have precedent
to support their argument. As against
this the radicals will urge that Demo
cratic tariff legislation in the year
1913 rises under unique conditions; that
the bills to be passed and put into ef
fect during a Democratic administra
tion have been effectively published
for two years, so that business inter
ests will have no cause to-be surprised
or shocked at the changes that are
Big V. S. Printing IHIIs.
A commentary on Uncle Sam's large
printing bills is contained in the re
port of Joe J. Siiyiott, doorkeeper of
the house, which nas been made to
speaker Clark. Mr. Sinnott is the cus
todian of thousands of uncalled for
documents The publications of the de
partment of agriculture lead in the
number of unused documents. There are
npproximately 335,000 copies of agri
cultural "year books" for which there
has been no call.
"Uncle Jim" Wilson's "year books
are piled In great stacks in the base
ment of the capitol, alongside of 14,
00 copies of "Washington's Farewell
Address," and 15,000 unused reports of
the Stanley steel Investigating com
mittee. The doorkeeper reports that he has
on hand 511 copies of a pamphlet en
titled "The Explosibility of Coal Dust.'
100 copies of "The Onondaga Fauna
f the Allegheny Region." and 137o
documents about the "Yakutat Bay
Earthquake of 189." v
Eulogies Not Popular. I
, -sir. Sinnott is over stocked win
eulogies." When a member of con
gress dies his colleagues are wont to
Bather some Sunday -and pay tribute
to his public services. These eulogies
ai-e printed for distribution. Mr. Sln
Jiott is still waiting for mailing orders
for most of these. There are eulogies
on the late senator Allison to the num
ber of 1077.27S eulogies on John Paul
Paul Jones. 2679 on senators Morgan
and Pettus; 3658 on representatives
- lrrell, of Massachusetts, and a cor
respondingly large number of printed
tr.butes to the Isle -.-natots Daniels,
Elkins, McLaunn and Clap.
BACA IS NOT
Three Bills Are Introduced
at Opening Session of New
IS SENATE CLERK
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 14. The New
Mexico legislature convened today but
the expected fight over the speaker
ship did not develop, It L. Baca call
ing the house to order and presiding
through -the session.
Three bills were introduced, the full
crew bill, which was smothered last
session, being the first one introduced
and referred to the committee on rail
Armijo for Senate Clerk.
In the senate principal interest cen
tered in the new chief clerk and Isidoro
Armijo. of Las Cruces, was selected,
succeeding John Joerns, of Raton, who
was not an applicant for reappoint
ment "The Democrats had a caucus this
morning and selected James W. Mul
lens, of Chaves county, as floor leader.
The decision was also reached to take
no active steps in the speakership race,
but to allow the Republicans to take
the initiative. This practically means
that Baca will remain as "speaker, as
he holds that position by consent of
the Democrats, and so long as he Is
fair to them they will hardly vote for
The Republicans will caucus at 7:30
this evening on the employes of the
house and maj- bring up the speaker
Governor McDonald , will meet the
legislature In joint session at 10 oclock
tomorrow to read his message.
The Fall Matter.
Principal interest centers around a
lively fight for the United States sen
ate seat held by Albert B. Fall. Senator
Fall's term, a short one, clses March
13. 1913. He was elected bv the last
legislature for another term beginning
on mat date. iis enemies assert the
election was Illegal and will endeavof
to have another election by the present
An effort will be made to enact a
salary act for the payment of county
officers who have been without salaries
since statehood, due to the governor's
veto of such a bilL
President Jastro, of .Ameri-!
can Livestock Association,
THE CONVENTION IS
MEETING AT PHOENIX
Phoenix, Ariz.. Jan. 14. The need of
stringent federal laws, safeguarding
the rights of stockmen and extending
their privileges was urged today by
H. A. Jastro, president of the Ameri
can National Livestock association, at
the opening session of its annual con
vention. Mr Jastro attributed the fact that
the United States has less livestock
per capita than ever before to the
unsatisfactory range conditions "aris
ing out of indiscriminate grazing and
the scramble to secure what is left
out of the already depleted ranges."
Federal regulation, he asserted, offered
the only solution of the problem
Mr. Jastro advocated the appoint
ment or a committee to urge before
a congressional committee a bill. firt
formulated In 190S. for the leasing of
semi-arid, unappropriated public graz
ing lands, protecting the rights of the
homesteader. This measure, with modi
fications, has been before congress at
ceij session since 130S,
Addresses of welcomp wr. maa , I
governor George W. P. Hunt mayor '
wu iinsi., ui .r-noenix. ana Unas.
Mullen, president of the Arizona Cat
tle association, of Phoenix. Responses
were by C. B. Rhodes, of Colorado, and
T. N. Potter, of Kansas.
There is no change in the situation
to show whether Jastro will be re
elected or Dwight B. Heard of Phoenix
Over 500 delegates are nresent nnrt
there Is a liberal sprinkling of El Paso
sombreros which i nn nf m Ti. ,
tSmrTtYo s ne of thc hlts of !
El Paso, Albuquerque and Denver are
making a hard fight for the next con
vention. NEED MORE WORKERS
TO LAND CONVENTION
Request Are Received From Phoenix i
l'cicgaiion ror .ifttlitlonal
BooiterB to Be S'ent.
El Paso can land the American Na
tional Livestock association meeting
next year if a bunch of convention get- I
ters will go to Phoenix at once and
help the El Paso delegation In its work
of pulling for El Paso.
, Burt Qrndorf, vice president of the
chamber of commerce, received tele
grams from traffic manager A. W.
Reeves, of the chamber of commerce,
and "from J. H. Nations, urging more El
tpr Ttrill cm in Phnoniv it Annn .....9
a El j
-asoans to go to fnoenix at once and l
help land the bit cattle convention J.
G. McNary, W. W. Turney and others
were also urged to come to Phoenix to
assist in the work being done there by
the El Paso delegates.
CREST IS REACHED
IN OHIO'S FLOOD
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 14. The Ohio
river continued to rise slowly here
early today, but it Was believed that
the worst of the flood was over. The
rise in the last 12 hours was only three
tenths of a foot Local weather fore
caster Devereaux predicted that the
crest would be reached some time dur
ing today or tomorrow.
Everything possible Is being done for
the 3000 or more families driven from
their homes. They are being looked
after b the city authorities and citi
zens' relief committees.
Prohibition Question Proves
Live Issue Two Seats
Are in Contest.
ONE EACH IN THE
HOUSE AND SENATE
Austin, Tex., Jan. 14. Both branches
of the 33rd legislature convened prompt-
1V nt nnnn tndav with a auorum nres-
.,, - .. , . ,
ent in both branches. The house was
called to order .by secretary of state
"Vyortham and the aena'te by lieutenant
The house, after appointing .tempo
rary officers proceeded to call the roll,
until the name of A. M. Kennedy, of
Kerr county, was reached when T. D.
fRowell, one of the prohibition, candi
dates for the- speakership, who was
eliminated yesterday, raised the ques
tion that Kennedy was not entitled to
"his seat because he had not resided in
Kerr county one year. After consider
able discussion on the subject, the
chair ruled that he had no authority to
I pass upon tne quailtications oi any
memuer, ana me run can was prut-ceucu
After this was done. Mr. Rowell
placed W. C. McKamy, of Dallas coun
ty, in nomination for the speakership,
McKamy aeing the Pro. candidate.
Representative Watson, of Erath
county, placed Chester Terrell in nomi-
In the senate, the contention of J. T.
Adams, of Orange, that the seat of
senator Cf V. Collins, was vacant be
cause th. senatorial districts were not
feappointed by the last , legislature,
came up and Lieut " Gov. Davidson
held that Collins was entitled to his
seat, -there being no vacancy and Col
lins had been elected to a four years
term. While this question is not as
yet finally settled, Adams's conten
tion will not be sustained.
Bob" Barker, the anti-applicant for
secretary of the senate, was defeated
by W. O. Howerton, or Trans county,
the Pro candidate. This means that
the prohibition issue is alive and will
prevail- during the session in the sen
ate. The senate then proceeded to its
organization, which is now in progress.
Senator Hudspeth has not as yet ar
rived. MISs Jessie Gerard, of El Paso, was
amang those named as committee
clerks in the senate.
Many Labor Measures.
An unusual number of labor bills will
he introduced at this session of the
legislature. They will have the sup
port, it is stated, of the different union
labor organizations which are directly;
"Ir.Totved. as-well as that of the ieder-
.itat af --"" .Maiiw-if)ihik' bad
I their origin In union labor circles two
years ago fared badly at that session
of the legislature, owing largely to the
ODDOsition of coventor O. B. Colauitt.
It is claimed.! It was this fact that
causeu me union lanor element to op
pose Mr. Colquitt's reelection for a
As is usual, the railroads are the
objects of a good share of the proposed
legislation. IX all of the bills that are
directed against railroad corporations
become laws, their already heavy ex
penses will "be greatly Increased. The
legislative committee representing the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen has
prepared several measures that will
be introduced in the house and senate
early in the session. One of these bills
requires that all freight .and mixed
trains of more than 25 cars shall carry
three brakemen and that all passen
ger trains of more than five cars shall j
carry iwo oraKcmen. .iquiner mil re
quires that all railroads in the state of
500 miles or more of track shall erect
hospitals and maintain same for the
benefit of their employes. Hospital
facilities shall also be provided by the j
rauroaus mat nave less man auu mnes
Derail Locks for Switches.
A safety measure which requires
railroads to place derails and private
locks on all repair tracks will also be
introduced. An amendment to the
present switch light law will be sub
mitted, requiring railroads to place
switch lights on all main line switches,
regardless of the kind of headlight
used upon locomotives. This measure
shall apply to all railroads, with the
exception of those that are equipped
with automatic block signals. Another
safety bill requires thatall locomotive
boilers shall be equipped with auto
matic slide doors that can be blown
open, and will be Introduced at the In
stance of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen and Engineers.
Initiative. Referendum. Recall. ,
The State Federation of Labor is also
Interested 'n th proposition of having
the legislatureAubmit to a vote of the
people- a proposed amendment to the
constitution providing for the initia
tive, referendum and recall. This prop
osition promises to stir up a warm con-
tAst In the house and senate. Tt is
claimed by the progressives that they J
have enough strengtn in me two
branches to submit it. Governor Gol
qultt Is strongly opposed to the meas
ure. --vnotner laoor measure proposes mai
ill goods or merchandise manufactured
Another labor measure proposes that
bv prison labor and sold or offered for
sale in this state shall be labeled "con
There is a strong sentiment in fa
vor of the enactment of an equitable
employes' oempensation law and sev
eral bills on this subject will be in
troduced. The State Federation of La
bor has given Its endorsement and sup
port to this proposed legislation.
Union lffbor people are also inter
ested in bringing about an amendment
to the law which was passed at the
last session of the legislature creating
a state inspector oi masonry, public
buildings and works. It is claimed that
this law should be amended to provide
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j.ur Bcyciat dToiBiiwiis cliiu ziisu eiiinre
the powers of the inspetcors so as to
give them authority to pass upon plans
fornew buildings prior to their adop
tion. "" Factory Inspection.
The attention of the legislature is
called by commissioner. Starling to the
need of a more adequate factory in-
need of a more adequate factory in
spectlon law. He points out that the
present law is totally inefficient when
it is considered that Texas has 2C5.780
square miles of territory, 45SS manu
facturing industries reporting 70,230
Industrial employes, and with only one
"With the number of industries that
Texas has," says the commissioner, "it
would take one inspector that this de
partment has. something near five
years to visit all the industries of the
state that employ five or more people,
as the law requires, should he visit
four each day, which is an impossibil
ity." Stock and Bond Lnw.
It 13 not at all certain that the plat
form recommendation , of certain
changes in the stock and bond law. will
be redeemed or carried out Members,
who have been interviewed, appear di
vlded on this proposition, but the gen-
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CARD GAME IN M'COY
HOTEL IS HELD UP BY
TlJi IS HUSKS
Police, Waiting Below, Arrest Former United States Se-
cret Service Man Coming Down Stairs and Later
Place Two Other Detectives Under Arrest.
Tip Given the Police in Advance.
At one oclock Tuesday morning, two
, men wearing the regalia of the stage
western holdup mfcn (the police de-'
clare) consisting of a blaeK mask an5
a red bandana handkerchief, serving to
conceal the entire face, walked into' a
room on the third floor of the Hotel
McCoy, and at the point of revolvers
laccording to Capt ureet) held up and
oDbed it men who had been engaged
L. 13. Koas, formerly with the depart
ment of justice here, later a Madero se
cret service man. and recently connect
ed with the Western Detective iaency,
and V. L. Snyder, manager ot that
agency, were arrested by the police
and are being held at the city jaiL
Ross Arretted By Police.
According to police Cape. W. JJ. Greet,
Ross was arrested on the second floor
of the McCoy as he came down the stairs.
Snyder was not arrested until later.
The officers do not charge that Sny
der participated in the robDery, but say
he was stationed in the alley o waicn
for the approach of persons while the
robbery was being pulled off.
C. P. Pitman, saia to be a member of
the detective agency, was arrested at
noon by the ponce. Ross, Snyder and
Pitman will be arraigned lor an exam
ining trial before justice of the peace
K. is. McClintock at two oclock thl3
Valuables In Ro'm possession.
When Koss was searched at the police
station, S1320.80 in cash and diamonds,
consisting of rings, loose stones ana
studs, valued at $J000. were taken front
him. in addition to that, a pair of
pinchers, a mask and handkerchief were
also taken, it was said.
When Capt. Greet arrested Ross, he
says Ross surrendered three revolvers.
Turning Ross over to one of his men,
the captain says he went upstairs to
where the robbery had taken place. He
found the victims locked in the room
and, unlocking the door, he threw
down his revolver on them and searched
them all for weapons. Then he took the I
11 men and Ross to the -police station I
in the patrol wagon, while tJnyder was
orougnt in later. -He says an the men
identified the stuff taken from Ross as
articles of which they had been robbed.
-Card Players Arrested.
Francisco Casteneda, L. Cooper, C. F.
JIuhler. August Willeke. H. Jackson. B.
C." Cage, George Gaskfns, M. D. Winter,
a H. Seay, Paul Woods and J. H.
Cooper, alleged to have been the ner-
sons playing a gamp of cards at the
nwtvi. lir IH Mm IM1 "
a cftaege of gam
ing. They were released on tneif per
At nine oclock Monday night a man
called the police station, asking for
' chief Davis.
1.V1R. W. D- firmer, nie-ht nantftin
f answered the pnone. and was informed
j that the messenger had news of utmost
J importance for the chief. Capt. Greet
answered and met the informer in the
courthouse yard shortly after tne mes
sage. He was informed that a plan
was on foot to hold up and rob 11 men
who were scheduled to play a game of
cards at the Hotel McCoy Monday night
The robbery "was to be pulled off at
12:30 Tuesday morning.
Police Get Busy on Case
Greet and mounted policeman Iva
Finley. Tom York and Ira Ware, and
patrolman George Fletcher, took the
case. Before the hour appointed, the
police stationed themselves in a rear
room in the St Regis on the alley in
the rear of the hotel. From that point
of vantage Greet says they could look
up to the room on the third floor, and
by the shadows on the shades could
tell, that the men in the room were
For some reason unknown, it was 1
stated mat the robbery "was delayed
until one oclock Tuesday morning. At
that hour the police on guard say they
saw the silhouette of men with their
arms upraised cast on the shades cov
ering the windows. Taking that for a
cue. the police rushed to the second floor
of the hotel, where fhey waited. Short
ly after that Greet says. Ross.cajne
down the steps from the third floor,
taking three steps at a time. He was.
promptly taken into custody. .
On trying the door of the room in
which the men had been playing
MONEY FOR MAKING
FT. BLISS BIGGER
Washington, D. C. Jan. 14. The army appropriation bill, already reported
to the home by the military .affairs committee, appropriates $53,060 for three
double-company officers' quarters nnd 960OO for a hay shed at Fort Bliss.
Mr. Smith's bill probably will be amended to Include more officers' quarters,
besides the cavalry barracks. The war department wants to make Fort Bliss
a regimental station.
Mr. Smith's Mil will be sent by the military affairs committee to the ap
propriations committee this week, which probably will tack the appropriation
to the sundry civil bill, or some other bill.
' It Is possible that this may not be done at this session and the bill will
go over until the next session.
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It was fonud locked. Greet then liber-
tatea ana searcnea mem.
Story of the Holdup.
According to the story of those on the
inside of the room, as told by chief
Davis, there was a knock at the door.
When it was opened, the masked men
rushed into the joom with drawn pis
tols. The card players were forced to
stand against the walL The first act
of one of the robbers, it was said, was
to cut the telephone wires with a pair
of pinchers. A search of the victims
disclosed the fact that five of the
card players carried pistols. The weap
ons were taken from these and pock
eted, by the robbers. That accounts, it
is said by the police, for the number
of pistols taken from Ross at the sta
tion. After securing the pistols one of
the robbers, it is said rifled the pockets
of the men, while the other held them
covered. One ring that could not be
slipped off a victim's finger easily, it
is stated, "was clipped off with the
pinchers. A- pair of pinchers was taken
Roim Itefnnes to Talk.
Ross was attired in. a white negligee
shirt, a pair of old trousers and an old
coat. He wore a soft black hat. pulled
down. Tuesday morning when seen in
'lis cell in the city rail. Be said;
"According to the story out. it looks
pretty bad for your uncle Puller. I
had the stuff, but I had no part in the
"How did you get it then?" was
"Oh, that's different," replied Ros3.
"I have nothing for publication. You
can quote me as having nothing to
The Western Detective agency main
tains an office in the Mills building.
room 724. Before going to the Hotel
McCoy, the police stated that Ross vis
ited this office and changed his clOLhes
for the old ones which he was wearing
Tuesday morning in the city jail.
Speech For Ministers.
The clothing discarded, the police
said, were found la the office of the
Mills building, with papers In the
J pockets showing the clothes to belong
to Ross. One of the papers. Cant Greet
says, "was an outline of an address he
was preparing to make to the Pastors'
union of the city, declaring that the
Citizens' league was not doing its best
to suppress gambling In El Paso and
urging the pastors to raise- $1560 for
the use of his firm to suppress the
Monday afternoon Ross was a visitor
eeanty coartltmae. Be waa neatly
dressed and was wearing a black derby.
very different from his appearance
Roes, while connected with the de
partment of justice, figured prominent
ly in the cases for violation of neutrali
ty laws which came up for trial in the
federal court He was the one who
arrested Juan Pedro Didapp. at the tirrt
producing no 'warrant when asked fur
one by Didapp.
Ross So Longer TJ. S. Man.
A short time after that it was ru
mored that Koss was no longer con
nected with the department; he himself
testified to this fact recently in the
trial of a case before United States
commissioner George B. Oliver. Rosa
was with the department of justice at
other places before being sent here.
Since the inception of the Orozco revo
lution he has been closely allied 'with
Abraham Molina, a Mexican secret ser
vice man. Ross and Molina, it was
stated, were instrumental in many of
the arrests of alleged ammunition,
smugglers. Ross became a member of
the Western Detective agency shortly
after severing his connections with the
HEAVIEST VETERAX OF THE
CIVIL "WAR DIES IX SEW YORK
Saranac Lake. N. T., Jan. 14. Peter
Dubray, said to be the heaviest civil
war veteran, died yesterday at Crazy
Lake. He weighed 479 pounds "when
he stepped on the scales New Year's
day tov. please a gathering of bis 12
children and 30 grandchildren. He
was 70 years old and a member of the
91st New York volunteers. He was
shot during an engagement, and car
ried an open wound until the time cf
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