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EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 17, 1913 16 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
Fair tonight and Saturday;
BULL WILL BE
Committee Favors Granting
Request of Woodrow Wil
son to Abolish Dance.
BAN ON TURKEY TROT
AND THE BUNNY HUG
Washington, D. C. Jan. 17. "There
will be no inaugural ball." declared
William Eustis, cnalrman of inaugural
ball committee, today after an informal
conference with several members over
president-elect Wilson's letter request
ing that the committee consider the
feasibility of omitting the function.
"The wishes of president-elect Wil
son will be complied with," said Mr.
Kustis. The committee later decided to
learn more of the president-elect's
wishes before talcing formal action.
Should there be an inaugural ball,
despite president-elect Wilson's wish
to the contrary, there may be no
turkey trotting, bunny hugging- nor
grizzly bearing, if it is held in the
Representative Rodenberry today of
fered an amendment- to- the -resolution
authorizing the use of the pension
office, which is worded as follows:
"That the grant of the use of the
pension office for the inaugural ball is
expressly upon the condition and with
the limitation that for the prevention
of acts of public indecency the follow
ing so-called dances are absolutely
barred and prohibited:
"Grizzly bear gyrations; the bunny
hug tenderloin movements; the turkey
trot contortions, -and all like vulgarisms
of the hoochee koochee dance and all
similar forms of gymnastic convulsive
movements suggestive of the degenerate
revelries of the segregated districts."
William C Eustis, chairman of the
Inaugural committee, held an informal
conference with members of the com
mittee today over president-elect Wil
son's letter suggesting that the com
mittee consider the feasibility of omit
ting the usual inaugural ball. He said
the committee would do all possible
to meet the wishes of Mr. Wilson. The
president-elect's letter had not reached
the committee except through the
press, and formal action was deferred
until the committee -confers with Mr.
A hearing was held on a house reso
lution to hold the ball in the pension
building. Hearing on a similar reso
lution in the senate was deferred in
view of Mr. Wilson's letter.
Representative David J. Lewis, of
Maryland, author of the house bill from
which the present parcels post law
originated, urged president-elect Wil
son today to appoint as postmaster
general "a competent master of postal
and transportation economies."
By making- the rural routes relatively
profitable through the use of fst
freight, he said, penny postage would
CoL Geo. W. Goethals, chairman of
the Panama canal commissiQn, had a
long talk with president-elect Wilson
today, and urged him to go to the canal
at the earliest possible moment.
Combine Controls Atlantic Trade.
Atlantic coast shipping trade Is prac
tically controled by a combine of the
Atlantic Gulf & West Indian Steam
ship company, the New York & Porto
Rico Steamship company. Clyde line,
Mallory line, and Eastern line, and "the
Insular line, according to A E Bull,
president of the A. H. Bull Steamship
company, who testified today before the
house shipping trust committee.
The combination, Mr. Bull said, op
erated under agreements -with the rail
roads, by which the railroads refused
to prorate -with any independent lines
on less than full cargoes. He added it
was almost impossible for an independ
ent company to secure wharfage facili
ties because the railroads owned or
controled the terminals at most of the
Liberty of individuals to concentrate
money and power to the Hmit of their
(Continued on fast. Fire.)
ROSS, SNYDER AND
PITMAN REFUSED BAIL
Friday afternoon at one oclook, I
E. Ross, C. P. Pitman and V- L. Snyder,
charged by 11 complaints filed In jus
tice E. B. McClintock's court with rob
bery by the use of firearms, were held
to the grand jury without ball. The
complaints in the case grew out of the
holdup at the McCoy hotel Tuesday
morning, and -were filed by persons who
were playing cards in the rooms of that
hotel just before the robbery occurred.
Over $1300 and approximately $3000
worth of diamonds were taken from
Ross by the police after his arrest and
this was identified by the 11 men who
were held up as their property. The
examining trial of the defendants has
been on since Tuesday afternoon.
Inasmuch as the evidence had not
connected Snyder with the perpetration
of the holdup, John T. Hill, representing
the defendants in the case, made a
strong plea to justice McClljitock to al
low Snyder to go on his personal re
First Aid To
Q It is the advertisements of reputable merchants and reliable
manufacturers that appear every day, in THE HERALD.
f But there is a class which preys upon your pocketbook to. a
greater extent than all the punishable thieves in the world. The
manufacturers of adulterated foods, worthless clothing, and un
reliable home needs DECEIVE you into believing their products
are of the BEST. They are worse than common thieves, for they
cheat you out of health, home, and much happiness. '
Q Your greatest protection from this class is through the adver
tising of conscientious and honest manufacturers who mark worthy
goods with a distinctive brand or name.
q THE HERALD'S advertisements are First Aid to Your
Pocket-book because they protect you against the unreliable
products. Read them closely and constantly every day. You
will then be sure of purchasing honest goods at honest prices. "To
know what you want, is to get it"
(Copyright 1912. by J- - Fallon.)
f Many Burglaries, Robberies
and Holdups This Year, as
For Last Two Years.
POLICE BLAME IT
TO RACE FOLLOWERS
Repeating the performances of past
years during the racing season, a wave
of crime is again troubling El Paso.
The police records of the months of
November, December and January, com
pared to i those of former months prior
to the racing season, In numbers, show
that the crime wave entered El Paso
on the heels of the races. The hangers
on and followers who are known to in
vade a city following the advent of the
race season, are held responsible.
Thursday night was no exception, two
burglaries beinti reDorted. BatmTi R
nnd 10 nrlnrk- thnfr nlrrYtt Htit-o-lo. 1
lereo. tne residence 01 xir. is. ju. Wor-
sham, 1321 Montana street, and car
ried away Jewelry, silverware and
clothing, valued at several hundred
dollars. At 11 oclock the same night,
burglars forced an entrance at the
home of A. W. Young, 701 Lee street,
and escaped with a. woman's gold
watch, silk dresses, men's suits and.
Thursday night, W. J. McNally, who
resides at 608 Boulevard, according to
the police, reported that just as he was
in the act of turning out the lights of
his automobile two unknown men
slipped up and one struck him over
the head. Mr. McNally nulled his
pistol from his pocket and attempted
to fire at the men but it would not go
oft. Mrs. McNally. hearing his auto
run down the alley went to a window
and heard her husband cry out as the
man struck him. She secured a pistol
that was in the house and fired three
times through the -window, screaming
for help at the same time. The men
then ran down the alley and disap
peared. The police and detectives are
investigating the case. '
Claims He Was Robbed: Arrested.
Robbing and getting robbed was the
experience of Marcus Espino, according
to Jesse C Stansel, chief of the city
detective department Thursday night
Monica Manuels, at 821 El Paso street,
lost a ring. R. Estrada, at the same
place, claimed he lost an overcoat and
J15. Some time after the alleged loss,
Stansel stated Espino was on the street
intoxicated, when the latter declared
some man tried to hold him up. Espino,
It was said, called for the police, and
the holdup man escaped. Espino was
brought to the station, where a search,
the detective said, disclosed a purse in
one of nis sox, in which was the ring
the Mannels woman identified as her
Iiockrd In Boom anS Robbed.
Isaac Tlores, arrested Thursday night
by the police, was fined ?200 in the cor
poration court Friday morning on a
charge of being Implicated in a trans
action wherein a Mexican claimed he
lost his watch. According to the story
the man told the detectives he was '
locked In a room adjoining a saloon on l
South El Paso street, near Eighth j
street, and his watch was taken from
him. Flores. the detectives stated, was i
the man who carried the drinks to the
Arrested on Burglary Charsc.
Fortlno Padlllo. arrested by the city
detectives Thursday, Is alleged to have
been Implicated in the burglarizing of
the Viaduct grocery store about a
month ago. A complaint charging him
with burglary was filed In justice J.
J. Murphy's court
Between 7 and 10 oclock Thursday
night someone took an automobile be
longing to Capt Isaac Newell, of the
22d infantry, and. after using It sev
eral hours, left it on South El Paso j
street, where it was found at 3:30 j
oclock Friday morning. The machine .
W&3 Ut&BIl -UUUi HIO ucwificuc Fak
menis, in .worm ouiuluu bugui.
cognizance pending a further investiga
tion of the case by the grand jury. The
attorney argued for bail for both Ros3
"There is something in this case,"
said Hill, "that has not been brought
out I do not care to discuss it at this
time." He scored R. F. Atkinson, who
informed the police of the proposed
robbery before it was carried out He
referred to Atkinson several times as
the state's star witness, and, without
corroboration, his testimony relative to
Snyder, the attorney said, would not
County attorney P. R. Price contend
ed throughout that the defendants were
not entitled to ball, and insisted that
they be held, to the grand jury without
The grand jury will hold a session at
two oclock this afternoon, when it is
expected that the' evidence adduced at
e xamlnlng trial win be presented
Reported that Johnston Will
Withdraw From the Fight
For the Short Term.
USED BY COLQUITT
Ausin, Texas, Jan. 17. It is reported
that since there is such strong oppo
sition to his election to the unexpired
term in the United Stales senate, that
CoL R. M. Johnston will withdraw from
the contest. A caucus of nis friends is
to be held, at which time the matter
will be determined.
The senate tuaay adopted a concur
rent resolution by senator Vaughan
that the legislature proceed January
28 to elect a United States senator for
the long term of senator Bailey. This
resolution is by friends of Morris
Sheppard? wno win InsTst on Sheppard !
uclus utoicq iur me suun icriu auu,
In Faor of Sheppard.
It is not expected that a serious at
tempt at legislation will be made by
the Texas law making body until the
qiiestlon of the short term senatorship
is settled. The interest in this pending
contest is increasing. Apparent evi
dence of the strength of congressman
Morris Sheppard is growing. Sheppard's
friends in the house and senate claim
that his election for the unexpired term
is practically assured. The patronage
cry has been raised and is having very
appreciable effect in winning votes for
Mr. Sheppard. Hi3 friends say that the
fact that he was the choice of the Dem
ocrats of Texas for the senatorial full
term and that he is in harmony with
the incoming. Wilson administration,
places him in position to control a
large share of public patronage of this
state. It is pointed out to men who
were disposed to vote for Johnston that
the latter is outside the Democratic
breastworks and that they would find
themselves at a great disadvantage in
the matter of receiving favors from
senator Sheppard when the latter as
sumes his duties for the full term,
should they vote against him for the
unexpired term. Mr. Sheppard has en
tered Into the fight for the short term
,senatorship with a vigor that makes
Is expected that the election will take
place January 28, on the same day that
is fixed for the election of Sheppard to
the full term.
Pressure for Johnston.
The hope which was aroused In the
minds of the Johnston supporters that
he would receive a majority on joint
ballot because of the fact that Chester
Terrell, who belongs to the same faction
of the party as Johnston, was elected
speaker, is not well founded. The vote
for speaker was not a test of what the
vote will be for senator. Terrell re
ceived 87 votes as against 61 votes that
were cast for W. C. ilcKaracy, his op
ponent. The canvass of the situation
shows that a number of representatives
-who voted for Mr. Terrell will support i
bheppard. It is said that governor u.
B- JColquitt and former senator J. W.
Bailey are exercising their political and
personal influence to bring about the
election of Mr. Johnston. It is known
that many telegrams have been sent
from Austin during the last few days
to men over the state urging them to
Bring pressure to Dear upon tne repre
sentatives of the respective districts to
support Johnston for the senatorship.
In the house there was adopted,
after considerable debate, a resolution
endorsing the Sheppard-Canlon bill
now pending in congress, which seeks
to prohibit the interstate shipment of
intoxicating liquor into local option
or prohibition territory The oppon
ents attempted to amend the resolu
ton by merely endorsing a bill to that
j effect, hot considering Sheppard, but
this failed, the friends of Sheppard
In accordance with the recommenda.
tIon of the governor, there was Intro
rtllnorl in tho hAnca tiHav
saloon closing act that Is. limiting the
time to 9:30 p. m.; also a bill regulating
the social clubs and placing them
under the saloon regulations.
To Amend Stock and Bond Law.
There was also a batch of bills In
troduced in the senate. Bailor, of Har
ris county, today, by request, intro
duced a bill to amend the stock and
bond law by providing a method for
the Issuance and 'sale of railroad se
curities. This is in accordance with a
Senator Carter would prohibit thr;
sale of Intoxicating liquors to inmates
of the Confederate home, and intro
duced a bill prohibiting such practice
except upon a written prescription of
Senator Warren introduced a bill
prohibiting betting on elections and
making it a misdemeanor.
The Irrigation mil.
Representative R. F. Burges has In
troduced his bill to create an irrigation
code for Texas. It is the same measure
that -was recently reviewed completely
in xne mi Jfaso neraia.
Nciv El l'nso Court.
Representatives Harris and Burges,
of El Paso, today introduced in the
house a bill to create a new judicial
district fcr Bl Paso county, to be
known as the 47th district This bill
also provides for the terms of court
to be held in Culberson county, which
conforms to the wishes of the people
of Culberson county, the representa
tives say. The bill will also diminish
the civil jurisdiction of the county
court of Bl Paso county to conform to
the jurisdiction of the district which
they seek to create.
Speaker Wins Flsht.
By a vote of 103 to 31, the house last
afternoon voted down the resolution
which sought to take the power of the
appointment of standing committees
out of the hands of the speaker and
vest that power in the house itself.
The resolution was by representative
Powell, and provided for the appoint
ment of a committee to select the com
mittees. There was considerable de
bate on the proposition, but It was
voted down by a decisive vote. This
was a clear victory for the speaker.
The senate members also voted down
a proposition to have the senate name
After speaker Terrell had won out
on the appointment of committees, he
announced that he would receive from
each member a list of five committees
on which they desired to serve, intend
ing to give the members membership
on the committees they wanted. The
speaker announced the following Pfr"v
njanent committee on rules: Kennedy,
' Charter Amendments.
Just what action is to be taken by
Texas cities which have charters to
change, adopt or amend, has not as
yet been definitely settled. Represen
tative Terrell, of Bexar county, nas
indicated that he thought the best
.plan would be to have the people adopt
the charter and also have it passed by
Senator McNealus, of Pallas, who de-
HAMMOND TO EIGHTH!!!
PftCIFY THE FOR POLICE
NQUIS SUCCESS I
American Wants to Go Into
Their Country and Try to
BOER SCOUT TO
BE HIS ESCORT
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17. John
Hays Hammond, the wealthy mining
expert, whose explorations in wild and
disturbed quarters of the globe have
several times jeopardized his life, is
endeavoring to secure from the Madero
government permission to go unarmed,
Burnham. the famous South African
Burn ham, the famous South African
scout, and an Indian interpreter, into
the fastnesses of the Yaqul Indian
country for the purpose of endeavoring
to pacify this tribe, which for more
man du years nas neen in a state of
i"8"""0" aa,n3t the
Mr. Hammond, having spent the two
years of 1SS2 and 1883 in the midst of
the Yaquis as manager of the Alamos
mines, located in Sonora, succeeded In
winning the love and admiration of
these tribesmen. Their sense of honor,
he maintans, Is as highly developed as
that of the most civilized nationalities.
Could he secure from the Mexican
government a promise to refrain from
further harassing of the Yaquis, he is
convinced that he could induce the
heretofore warlike Indians to lay aside
their arms and follow pacific pursuits.
More than a year ago he proposed
the trip to ambassador Calero, and
numerous letters have' passed between
Mr. Hammond, the ambassador and the
Mexican authorities bearing upon the
subject. Recently senor Calero person
ally presented the proposal to president
Madero, and it is through 'him that the
desired sanction of the expedition will
soon be given by the Mexican execu
tive. Mr. Hammond is interested in the
Yaqul Development company, owning'
660,000 acres of land, which stretches
along the Yaqul river to the lower
Gulfi of California. 60 miles below
Guaymas. This property which is an
irrigation proposition, he is extremely
anxious to develop.
His plan is to go with Maj. Burn
ham and his Interpreter into the moun
tains, have the entire- tribe assembled
and try to get them to return to peace
MOTHER AND HER
THREE GIRLS EACH
HAVE TWO HEARTS
Eason. Pa., Jan. 17. A family in
which the mother and three children
are each provided with two hearts, a
case said to be unequalled in medical
science, has been discovered here, ac
cording to Dr. James Morgans teln. He
has called several fellow physicians
in to examine the family, and they have
verified his statements.
In each case he Tound both of the
hearts performing their functions, one
in each side of the chest The mother
and children have always been normally
healthy, although they are confined at
present, by a chicken pox quarantine.
The woman is Mrs. Burton Perkins and
he rchildren are Anna, Ellen and Doris,
aged 13, 11 and 4, respectively.
PLAY FOOTBALL WITH
BOX; BABY INSIDE IT
New York, N". T.. Jan. 17. A dozen
boys playing football -with a pasteboard
box in a vacant lot in Brooklyn today
sat down to rest after half an tour's
"That's a funny looking box," said
one of them. "Let's see what's inside."
They undid the strings. A four days
old baby, naked and to all appearances
dead, rolled to the ground. A police
man took It to a hospital. Half an hour
later It was crying lustily. It will prob.
WOMAN, 105 ,T0 WED
MAN OP 80 YEARS
Los Angeles, CaL.. Jan. 17. Mrs. Mar
celina Eliselda. 105 years of age. and
said to be wealthy, tne oldest woman in
Los Angeles, concurred yesterday in an
application for a marriage license for
herself and Pleasantin Leon, aged SO.
The license was Issued.
Leon said today he would attempt to
havea recent court order appointing
Mrs. Claudia Lugo, her granddaughter,
the -aged woman's legal guardian, set
aside. Mrs, Lugo will contest the ac
tion. HOLDUP SIAN BOASTS HE
NEVER RODDED THE POOR
Boston, Mass.. Jan. 17. William J
Monague. who deserted the routine of
army life for the career of a "holdup
man," was brought into court and held
in 55000 ball for the grand jury.
Messages from Pittsburg and Phila
delphia tend to confirm the young
man's boast that he operated success
fully In those cities.
In describing his exploits to the po
lice, Monague was particularly anxious
that they should understand that he
was a "gentleman" bandit He robbed
only those who could afford to lose.
"I never took from the poor," he said
proudly. "My game was those who imH
j more than they needed."
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: DENVER MAY PROHIBIT ..
BRIDGE AVIHST GOMES
Denver, Colo., Jan. 17. Super-
visor Skinner, of the city council,
has prepared a bill by the pas-
sage of which, in the council, he
proposes to make . bridge whist
playing a misdemeanor. .
Supervisor Skinner declares that
bridge whist is the "besetting
sin" of society and Is an instl-
tution prejudicing public morals :
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THREE TRAINS ARE
MAROONED BY REBELS
The missing southbound passenger
train of Wednesday and two troop
trains and a work train are trapped
by rebels on the Mexican Central rail
way below Juarez, It was learned def
Rebels Thursday burned a dozen
trestles on the government road within
65 miles of Juarez, shutting off the
retreat north of the trains, which were
stopped by burned bridges below Gal
lego, 150 miles south.
Among the passengers on the ma
rooned train are many prominent
American and Mexican mining and cat
tlemen, Inculdlng Alberto Terrazas, the
It was known that bridges were
Politically It Is All That
Was, Expected "Rota
tion" in Office.
TURNER IN OFFICE
The eight hour shift for the police
has had Its effect. In the past the
unions have been somewhat against the
city and county "ring" "organisation,"
they prefer to call it on labor mat
ters. Recently the city decided that
pplicemen ought to work only eight
hours. Thursday night F. C. Stand is h,
who has been active in labor matters,
made a speech referring to the eight
hour police shift and endorsing mayor
It occurred before a meeting of the
hereditary Democracy of El Paso, em
bodied in the Young Men's Democratic
club. This club now has two candi-
H&tan rx nr C V. T"llv fnr rlAtinn
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I and Dave Sullivan, selected to take the
place or .bouts is. tsenr as city tax as
sessor and collector. Others will come
later; one or more a week, until the
club has its full ticket out
Thursday night Sullivan was publicly
announced as a candidate of the club,
and a resolution endorsing his candi
dacy was unanimously adopted. Upon
the suggestion of John Cain, deputy
county clerk, Sullivan made a speech.
Last week the club declared mayor
Kelly its candidate for reelection.
F- C. Standlsh, who just "fell Into
meeting," was the orator of the eve
ning. The speaker made many com
plimentary remarks about the present
city administration and said it was the
means of putting the working men on
the eight hour basis. "The police trav
eling your streets today." he said, "are
traveling eight hours. Never has there
been such a radical change as in the
"I have no kick to make on the
present administration," declared the
speaker. "I am independent, and I vote
for the man. Kelly is the man." The
speaker paused to permit the cheers
and applause of the young county and
city officeholders and sons of county
and city officeholders.
"Rotation. In Office."
Next week, this club of young city
and county officeholders and sons of
county and city officeholder's will en
dorse Lamar Davis for city treasurer.
Mr. Davis's partner, L. M. Turner, has
been the city treasurer for several years
past but "rotation in office" being a
Democratic slogan, Mr. Turner is to
step down and out and his business
partner is to be the "ring" candidate
for the next term. The "organisation"
has regularly practiced the "rotation
in office" proposition except where
certain officeholders didn't care to
have it practiced on them; Parkl
.fitman and George Huffman, for in
stance and there are several instances
where the "rotation" can be cited as a
feature of the "organization" svstm
For instance, after George Harper held "
eral terms, "rotation" was ordered and
his chief deputy. Will I. Watson, was
given the pla.ee: James R. Harper was
"rotated" in' everything from county
attorney, up to judge of the court of
appeals; W. W. Bridgers was "rotated"
from county to district attorney; L. E.
Behr, city assessor and collector, after
holding the office six years, has been
retired and his chief deputy, Dave Sul
livan, is to be "rotated" into the office.
Adrian Pool, two years city recorder.
Is to give way to Ballard Coldwell one I
of the leading factors in the Young
Men's Democratic club, and son of city
attorney Coldwell. It has been "rota
tion." real family rotation.
Lamar Davis, who is to run for cltv
treasurer, was a candidate In the last !
county election for chairman of the
county Democratic committee, to which
Tom Lea, on the anti-ring ticket was
Mayor Kelly and Messrs. Sullivan and
Davis make formal announcement of
their candidacies in The Herald today.
Preparlnjr for County Election.
The young Democrats, although the
county election is two yeaxs hence, are
preparing, for that event Several of
them stated Thursday night that all
the poll taxes possible ought to be
secured because they would be needed
in the county election. Robert Holll
day, president of the organization,
stated that they were particularly in
terested In, the city election, but it was
well to look out for the other.
J. C. Curtis said that the showing
In the way of poll tax receipts was not
what It ought to be. "There remains
but two weeks in which this payment
can bt made. The county tax colec
tor's office closes midnight on Jan.
Ivlnne May Run.
Anti-ring Democrats have been con
sidering C. A. Klnne as a possible can
didate for city collector and assessor
against Dave Sullivan, who has been
selected by the "ring" to take L. E.
Behrs place on the ticket Kinne was
formerly secretary of the chamber of
EL PASO MINERS
Austin, Texas, Jan. 17. The charter
of the Southwestern Mines company,
of El Paso, was filed today in the state
department capital stock $20,000. The
Incorporators are J. K. Johnston, T. D.
Love and J. R. Love.
Permit to do business In Texas was
granted to the California Dental Sup
ply company, of Los Anselee, capital
stock J100.00; Texas headquarters at
SAIL FOR GUANTANAMO
Colon, Panama, Jan. 17. The second
division of the United States Atlantic
fleet, which has been here since Jan
uary 12, sailed for Guantanamo last
night All the officers and men visited
the canal during their stay. The first
division of the Atlantic fleet Is due
here on January 20.
burned north of the point of the pre
vious cut when Thursday morning's
southtound passenger train returned to
Juarez Thursday night
At Candelaria a small band of reo
els was sighted some two kilometers
from the road. The train was stopped
and the troop guard of 100 infantry
men from the Juarez 'garrison jumped
off. Sighting the troops, the rebels
disappeared. There was no firing, as
the rebels were at a great distance
Detaching the engine, some of the
troops proceeded south to Lucero, at
which point the first burning bridges
were encountered. It is believed that
(Continued on page 5.)
PQINCAHE IS ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF FRANC
PREMIER NAMES SECONDS, AFTER BEING- IN
SULTED BY EX-PREMIER CLEMENCEAU.
Troops and Policemen Are Called Out to Protect National
Assembly in Electing President of Republic; Con
servatives Protest at Parliament Selecting
the Executive Instead of the People.
Versailles, France. Jan. 17. Premier
Raymond Polncare, elected president of
France, today, was Insulted by expre
mler George Clemenceau at the opening
of the national congress for the elec
tion. M. Poincare at once appointed
Aristide Briand, the minister of Jus
tice, and L. L. Klotz, minister of fi
nance, to act as his seconds and to ar
range a duel.
Duel Is Averted. i
During the proceedings of the assem
bly George Clemenceau made a satis
factory explanation to M. Briand and
M. Klotz, who had been sent to him
by premier Poincare relative to a let
ter he received last evening from the
ex-premier. The incident Js therefore
Deputy De Monsie and Paul Bonconr,
M: RAYMOND POINCARE
former minister of labor, also quarreled
in the corridors of the palace of Ver
sailles, as a result "of which 'M. Monsie
sent his seconds to M Boncour.
Premier Raymond Poincare obtained
429 votes on the first ballot and Jules
Pams 327, the number necessary for
election being 435. On the second
ballot Poincare received 483, Pams 296,
and Marie Eduard Vaillant 69.
Senators and deputies of France ar
rived throughout the forenoon today to
take nart In the election of a new Dres-
ident of the reDublic. President Fal-
lieres's seven year term expires on
Nominally 897 representatives of the
people were entitled to vote when the
national assemblv convened. These of-
flcial electors Included 597 deputies and
300 senators, but the number was re
duced. owing to vacancies caused by
deaths and resignations or by illness.
Pams Reslsns From Cabinet.
Premier Raymond Poincare and the
members of his cabinet arrived togeth
er some hours before the voting began.
Jules Pams, the minister of agricul
ture, was not among them. He had
sent to the premier -early in the morn
ing a note containing his resignation
from the cabinet and notification that
he had accepted the candidacy for the
presidency of the republic.
Premier Poincare immediately desig
nated Fernand David, at present min
ister of commerce, to take over also the
portfolio of agriculture.
Each ballot occupies almost three
hours, as the deputies and senators are
called upon separately in alphabetical
order to place their ballot papers In the
Troops Guard. Assembly.
Considerable commotion was: caused
by a stranger seeking to obtain en
trance Into the palace. When he was
stopped by a gendarme, and asked his
business, he pulled out a revolver and
shouted: "This election should not
take place." He was at once disarmed
A number of other suspects were also
taken Into custody The government
took unusual military and police meas
ures along the railway lines from Paris
to Versailles, which were guarded' the
whole distance by military men posted
at intervals of 100 yards.
A force of 2000 policemen, drawn
from all cities of France, was brought
here this morning as well as detach
ments of troops of all arms, while the
garrison of Versailles -was confined ot
The national assembly was opened
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promptly at two oclock this afternoon
by Anton! Dubost president of the sen
ate, who read the decree of convocation,
in a loud, clear voice.
Protest Against Election.
Every inch of space in the great hall
was occupied. Nine-tenths of the spec
tators in the galleries were women.
Everybody present was listening with
strained attention, when suddenly a
thunderous voice from the body of the
hall shouted: "We protect agalist "
The rest of the phrase was lost la a
tumult of cries and exclamations.
The voice was that of the Conserva
tive deputy marquis Albert de Dion.
who, when the uproar had somewhat
subsided, started afresh:
"We protest against the election of
the premier of the republic by parlia
ment instead of by the people."
The assembly was agitated anew by
a shotii from a social deputy: "Down
with the empire." The Republicans
cheered, "Long live the republic."
Senator Dubost, who is a veteran
parliamentarian, gradually restored or
der by admonishing the assembly that
such interruptions were deplorable and
futile, as well as being contrary to tha
rules of what was merely an electoral
college, where motions and. speecnes
were not permissible.
Poincare in 53d Year.
Raymond Poincare. the new presi
dent of the French republic is one of
the strongest men who have partici
pated -in politics in France within re
cent years. He is in his 53rd year and
has been in politics since his early
youth, having been eleoted deputy ia
President Poincare has been a minis
ter in many French, cabisets, having
served aa minister of agriculture, min
ister of public instruction, minister of
finance and as premier.
He made a great personal sacrifice
when he became premier, for he gave
up an extremely lucrative few practice.
H13 eloquence is a proverb in France
and even his strongest political oppo
nents express confidence in the honesty
of his purpose.
President Polncare's father was a
prominent public official and one of hi3
brothers also occupied a high post ia
the governmental service.
Wife Is an Italian.
Madame Poincare was Mmle. Hen
rietta Benucci, an Italian. She and her
husband have occupied for many years
an apartment on the avenue Des
Champs Elysee, and they will not have
far to so when they leave for the
presidential residence, the palace cf the
Elysee, on Feb. 18 next
HOME RULE PASSES
HOUSE OF COMMONS
London, England, jan. 17. After a
long battle the home rule bill passe 1
the house of commons last night bv a
majority of 110 and was formally
passed on the first reading in the
house of lords. There were two di
visions in the commons. Mr. Redmond's
L motion for its rejection being defeated,
38 to 36S. wniie the tnirtt reading was
carried by 367 to 257.
Although the result of the division,
was a foregone conclusion, Irishmen
inside and outside the house gave the
measure for 'which they had waited
and worked so long a great sendoff on
its way to the lords. The Nationalists
waved 'hats, handkerchiefs and canes
and cheered lustily for premier As
quith and Mr. Redmond who so far for
got his usual impassivity as to join in.
Orangemen Barn Copy of BUI.
Belfast Ireland. Jan. 17. Thousands
of Orangemen and members of Unionist
clubs held demonstrations outside the
city hall and burned a copv of the home
rule bill. Bands paraded the streets un
til midnight There was much firms'
of revolvers, mostly blank cartridges,
but one man was shot in the back and
is in a critical condition.
ORIENT TRACES NOW
HALF WAY TO ALPINE
Alpine, Tex., Jan. 17.--The Orient
railroad tracks are now laid for a dis
tance of 28 miles out of Fort Stockton,
leaving but 34 miles to be laid before
they reach Alpine. The roadbed is fin
ished ready for the tracklayers up to
within 20 miles of Alpine, and work is
being rushed on the last lap of the way.
There is little doubt but that the road
will be finished by March 15, as Is now
asserted by the management!
BATTLESHIP DELAWARE WINS
HIGH MARK AT GUN PBiACTICB
Washington, D. C, Jan. 17. rhe
battleship Delaware, with a score of
46.026, won the highest mark In the
elementary gun practice last autumn
among vessels of the battleship class,
and with a score of 75.000 was ore
of the three battleships which attaint a
the highest mark in .torpedo practi.o,
according to an announcement made
at the navy department Making n
equal score with the Delaware in tor
pedo practice were the Florida and tho
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