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EL PASO, TE XAS,
January 18, 1913 26 Pages
THREE SECTIONS TODAY.
Fair Tonight and Sunday;
OIL UNO IS
''VISITOR IN EUROPEAN
yice President-elect Praises
Arizona as Pioneer in
IS MET BY BAND
AND MANY CITIZENS
Phoenix, Ariz, Jan. 18. When vice
president elect Thomas Marshall and
wife arrived this morning they were
mot by a band and a reception commit
tee and taken in an auto to Hotel
Adams. Governor Hunt Is in Tucson;
he did not know that Mr. Marshall
was coming today and telegraphed his
regrets and a welcome when he learned
of the arrival of the distinguished vis
itor. This afternoon the Mars halls
went to the home of their daughter,
11 miles northeast of here, -where they
will remain till the inauguration. He
complimented Arizona highly as a
pioneer in progressive legislation.
WILSON MAY MAKE
TRIP TO THE CANAL
President Elect Approves Plan Made by
President Tart for Addition of
Guest Rooms at White House.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 18. President
elect Wilson has begun a study of
Panama canal questions. In response
to an Invitation, CoL George W. Goeth
als. engineer of the canal, gave Mr.
Wilson an outline of conditions in the
canal zone, urging him to make a visit
there as soon as possible. It is prob
able Mr. Wilson will make a visit be
fore December. President Taft recently
offered to place at Mr. Wilson's dis
posal a battleship on which he could
make a trip to the -zone before his
Inauguration, but the president elect
declined because he wished to see jhls
program of reform safe through the
New Jersey legislature.
Mr. Wilson was given a detailed de
scription of the white bouse and its
grounds by CoL Spencer Cosby, super
intendent of buildings at Washington.
The president elect approved the plan
made by president Taft for the addi
tion of guest rooms on the third story
of the white house. Mr. Wilson's fam
ily will require more room than that of
president Taft and the accommoda
tion for house guests. It was found,
could be increased by dividing some
of the larger rooms.
The president elect was in New York
for an overnight visit.
TAFT WISHES LUCK
TO WGODROW WILSON
Philadelphia, "pL, JaTiS-Plresiaent
Taft, while a guest of the Clover club
here, wished trood luck to Woodrow
Wilson, in his coming term in the white n
house, premciea prosperity ior me na
tion under ordinfery circumstances, but
-sw warninir tbort in . his opinion, the
people at the polls In November decided
conservatism. He advised the Demo
crats to abide by their, the people's ver
dict, and "stick to the middle of the
road-" At the conclusion of his speech,
president Taft was made the 1916 can
didate or tile ' cr ciuo.
The president was the truest of honor j
this morning at breakfast by the Clover
club. The president' made his third
speech, of the night shortly before 1
oclock on the roof garden of a 28-story
hotel to the Medical Club of Philadel
phia. ILLINOIS DEADLOCK KEEPS
GOVERNOR OUT OF OFFICE I
Springfield. HL, Jan. 18. Attorney
general Stead has1 given an opinion to'
mvprnor Deneen in which he declares
that, legally, governor elect Edward F.
Dunne and the other members of the
new Democratic state administration
cannot take office until the speaker
ship deadlock In the legislature had
been broken and the legislature Is or
ganized. This means that governor elect
Dunne may be kept out of office in
definitely. CHAFIX. -OF TUCSON. DECLARES
PROHIBS MERITED DEFEAT
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 18. The Pro
hibition party received all the support
at the polls it deserved from the po
sition it has taken, declared Eugene W.
Chafin, of Tucson, Ariz., presidential
candidate of the party at last election.
He asserted that the party had em
braced too many other questions than
that of fighting liquor.
KANSAS RATIFIES DIRECT
ELECTION OF V. S. SENATORS
Topeka, Kans., Jan. 18. The amend
ment to the constitution of -the United
States providing for the eleption of
United States senators by popular vote
was ratified Friday by the Kansas leg
WOODS IS RETURNED TO
Beverly Woods, the escaped prisoner j
irom iae siaie penitentiary at .nunis
ville, Tex., and Antonio Salcido. sen
tenced to serve two yeors at that place
on a charge of burglar;.-, left Friday
night for that place in the custody of
J. Cunningham, & penitentiary official.
How You Can Tell
G6e Best Goods to Buy
f you Have often received a substitute for the article you asked
for and upon using it found the quality to be inferior. In time,
the manufacturer of the article you wanted leams of the cheap
imitation, and begins suit against the imitator for infringement of
trademark, unfair business competition, or some other good legal
J Your interests are the manufacturer's interests. His trademark,
name, package design, and advertisements are guarantees to you
of definite quality and reasonable price. He defends them re
gardless of cost, for they are his business life.
J He pays the state for registering a trademark, package design,
or business name, and is given the right to protect them. This
protects you when buying, since you often can think of nothing
but the trademark, business name, or package design. ,
THE HERALD'S advertisers are spending thousands of
dollars every year to give you protection from inferior quality and
Q It pays manufacturers to advertise worthy articles in THE
HERALD and it will pay you to read these advertisements closely
and constantly every day as a matter of self-protection.
(Copyright, 1912, by J. F Fallon )
Ottoman Ambassador to
Germany Thinks Europe's
Promises "Worth Little.
TURKEY WILL NOT
GREEK SHELLS COMPEL
TURKS TO RETREAT.
Athens. Greece, Jan. IS. An
other sea fight between the
Turkish and Greek fleets oc
curred today at the entrance to
the Dardanelles. The Greek
vessels aUaLKtu the Turkish
vessels and compelled them to
retreat to the straits in disor
$- -o" oo-s
London, Eng., Jan. 18. Osman Nizami
Pasha. Turkish ambassador to Germa
ny, now here In connection with the
peace negotiations, issued a statement
today bitterly arraigning the European
powers for their attitude in the joint
note delivered to the porte, in which
they urged the cession of Adrianople
and to leave the settlement of the
Aegean Islands question to them.
"Four months ago. he said, "Europe
proclaimed lt3 determination to main
tain the state of things existing before
the war, whatever the result of the
conflict might be. Now the powers are
making open allusions to the possible
loss by Turkey of Constantinople and
some of the Asiatic provinces.
Thinks Promise Is Worth Little.
"What reliancq can Turkey place on
the powers' promise to 'exclude all
menace to the security of Turkey," when
Europe has Just given tangible evidence
of how little her promises are worth..
"With such evidence of European
sympathy," he added, "nobody could
consider the porte too exacting if it
asked for an explanation of what the
powers mean by 'moral and material
support" so lavishly promised in the am
"The same can be said about the pow
ers' promise concerning the islands in
the Aegean Sea. Even admitting for
the sake of argument that Turkey is
I ready to yield these islands, how can
she cede them to the powers on this, the
simple promise that their settlement
will exclude all menace to the security
of Turkey, when Europes promise?
mean so little."
The greatest reserve is maintained by
the Turkish envoys regarding the note
handed the Turkish government.
The delegates of the Balkan allies, as
a whole, are relatively satisfies "with
the situation, but they do not believe
the end of the negotiations is near, as
the porte is not likely to give a cate
gorical answer to the note of the pow
ers. Montenegro AVants Scutari.
The Montenegrin government, in a
long note addressed to the. powers to.
dav. relative to the delimination of Al
bania, declares that the annexation of
Scutari Ipek and Jakova by Montenegro
is necessary to that kingdom's security
and political and economic aggrandize
ment, and rather than renounce tnis
logical and natural aggrandizement of
lt territory. Montenegro would pre
fer to disappear as a political factor in
the Balkans. ,
Turks Will Not Yield. ,
The Ottoman government's r'eply to
the note of the European powers will
I be a refusal to yield the fortress of
Adrianople and the adjoining territory j
Tate dispatch received in Ixmdon from
the Turkish capital,
The reply will he conciliatory on the
to tne uaiKan allies, according to a pn
other points in dispute and Will inti
mate Turkey's readiness to resume
peace negotiations in London on this !
basis. It is expected that the reply will J
be delivered on Monday, when, with the I
note of the powers, it will be slmultane- 1
ously issued broadcast at Constantino
ple for the informaiton of the public.
The delegates in London of the Bal
kan allied nations say that if this fore
cast of the Turkish reply is confirmed
by events it means a resumption of th
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 18. Vengeance of
a woman scorned is said to. have bean
responsible for the betrayal and arrest
of James B. Perry, confessed leader of
the automobile bandits, and his com
panion, Walter Scott.
A woman with whom Perry had been
on friendly terms fpr several years
and with whom he quarreled a few
days ago, before the visit of the police
to the South Side flat where the three
lived, is said to have betrayed the al
leged automobile bandits. She Is said
to have telephoned the police the in
formation which led to the capture
of the men. The woman is said to have
quarreled with Perry over money mat
ters. Perry was steadfast today in his ro
fusal to tell the names of his compan
ions or give any clew to their iden
tity. "I would rather hang than give my
pals away," he said.
Adjourn From Friday Until
Monday; County Local
TO VISIT CAPITAL
Santa eF, N. M Jan. IS. The senate
and house were not in session today,
having adjourned yesterday after the
Introduction of several bills, until 2 p.
m. Monday. The following bills were
Introduced in the senate:
By Crampton, relative to the payment
of costs in civil cases and fixing time
for holding court In the Eighth judi
By Pankey, providing for a state tax
commission; for the registration of all
railroad, municipal government, public
service and other bonds for the pur
pose of taxation; providing for over
charges by telephone companies or their
employes and making same a misde
meanor; to abolish the insurance de
partment and place It under the corpor
ation commission as a part of that
By Hinkle, automobile tax law, pro
viding a scale of license according to
horse power. The lowest license to be
?2, maximum, $12.
By Walton, requiring treasurer to
publish statement of county funds.
Senate Joint resolution No. 4, Walton,
submitting amendment to constitution
for adoption by popular vote of initia
tive and referendum.
The first rollcall in the house yester
day afternoon gave a slight indication
of the way the forces are to divide this
session, when the members voted 27 to
19 to adjourn until Monday at two
oclock. John Baron Burg had previ
ously moved to amend the adjournment
motion to-read at two oclock today, but
Mr. Catron moved to table, and the
question had been voted upon and lost
before most of those present knew it
had happened. Mr. Burg wanted to
keep the house in session the rest of
the week In order that action might
be obtained on the report of the Judi
ciary committee upon his resolution af
fecting the election of United States
senator, which resolution -was intro
New IIoum Measures.
The house bills were:
By Young, giving additional good
time to convicts.
By Tombs, a "blue sky" law.
By carter, employers' liability act and
bill creating manual training school at
By R. It Baca, requiring all owners
of stocks, bonds .and mortgages to list
them for taxation witb Uia. .state Audi
tor. By Llewellyn, a county local option
bill. This measure Is offered by the
committee of the house on temperance
and has the endorsement of the Anti
"Will Invite Marshall.
At a Democratic caucus a committee
was appointed to prepare a resolution
to be presented to the house officially
requesting vice president elect Marshall
to visit Santa Fe on his return from
The question of a county salary bill
was discussed and a committee appoint
ed to confer with, the governor-as to his
views on the measure.
ARE MARKING TIME
Both Houses Adjourn Until Monday,
While House Speaker Prepares
Austin, Tex., Jan. 18. Both branches
of the legislature adjourned last after
noon until Monday morning, after hav
ing been in session for only a brief
period. The speaker is now struggling
with his committee appointments and
from present Indications he may not an
nounce his list until Monday.
It is rumored that Collous J. Wor
tham. of Fort Worth, may land the
chairmanship of the general appropria
tions committee, while representative
Humphrey, of Throckmorton county, is
also being urged for this post.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections spent the entire after
noon hearing the contest of J. T. Ad
ams, of Orange, who is claiming the
seat of senator Collins, of Jefferson
county, Adams maintaining that by the
failure of the last legislature to re
apportion the state, senator Collins and
all other holdover senators have for
feited their seats in the senate. The
hearing is aot completed, but the com
mittee has indicated that it will hold
there is nothing in the contest filed by
Among the constitutional amend
ments proposed Friday was one by
Vaughan, Brelsford, Morrow and Wat
son in the senate abolishing all appel
late courts, placing 15 judges at $6000
a year on the supreme court, creating
nine judicial districts, abolishing coun
ty courts, placing all jurisdiction in the
district court, and paying the district
judges flOOO a year.
Likewise, there has been introduced
in the senate as well as in the house, a
resolution calling for a constitutional
convention. Friends of the plan hope
to restrict the call in such a way that
the Prohibition question may not be
come involved. They believe they can
then pass' it finally.
There will be introduced a resolution
providing for the submission of a con
stitutional amendment allowing irri
gation districts to vote bonds by a
majority instead of a two-thirds vote,
as is required at present.
Senate judiciary committee No. 2 to
day reported favorably the house con
current resolution endorsing the Shep-pard-Kenyon
Hill, now pending in con
gress, to prohibit interstate shipments
of intoxicating liquor in local or pro
TRADE SHOWS GAIN
New York, N. .. Jan. 18. Dun's re- j
.. luua says:
Trade in most Important branches
continues to show a satisfactory gain
over last year in volume of transac
tions. Business sentiment, however,
while confident. i3 conservative. A
notable development is the marked in
crease in railroad activity. While
track construction is at low ebb, the
railroads are adding to their rolling
stock and extending their terminal
and other facilities.
"Railroad earnings for the first week
of January shows a gain of ,11.6 per
cen the largest increase in over a
"The copper trade is the only great
Industry which does not report cur
rent development. The dry goods
market Is more active than last year
and the shoe thade also improves.
"The wheat and cotton markets dis
played considerable irrrgu'anty. For
eign commerce statistics continue to
make a remarkable cxh.bit of expan
sion in our trade with other countries."
Great Revolution in Senti
ment in That Country in
the Last Few Years,
FROM THE CONTEST
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 18.
Constitution making in China
is quite as thrilling as Eng
land's struggle for parliamentary lib
erty or that fierce strife which won
the American colonies their Independ
ence. What's more, it's down to date.
The matter is being threshed out In
Pekin as the American reader scans
this article. Within six months China
will have a modern constitution, and
with it, a legally elected congress,
president, supreme court and all other
forms of a 20th century republic. In
auguration day will be the crowning
triumph of a seven year's struggle.
Reformers at Work for 20 Years.
Reformers have been agitating for
popular government in China for more
than 20 years. Open appeals for a less
tyrannical system of administration
begaa to reach even to the Manchu
throne as far back as 10 years ago.
But it was not until 1906 that the
reform element was rewarded with a
glimmer of hbpe. In that year a me
morial from l the throne suggested,
with a teasing vagueness truly orien
tal that a modern constitution, pro
viding it did not encroach on the in
violate rights of the crown, might be
a good thing and would doubtless be
granted by imperial favor In due
time. This concession, however slight
Americans would regard it, was hailed
as a glowing promise in China, and
instead of having a quieting effect,
as the old empress dowager probably
calculated, it heightened unrest and
emboldened the ardent advocates of
The progressive element, waxing
stronger and bolder every day, vio
lently demanded real reform at once,
and not paper promises for the future.
The native vernacular press, always
theretofore insignificant, disorgan
ized, cowed by the imperial censorate,
began to speak out, establish itself
in sections that never had been blessed
with newspapers, and to teem with
translations of Rousseau and Mazzlni.
Crown Unable to Stem Storm.
The crown, hurried along by the
rising storm, was compelled In 1909
to promise that a national assembly or
parliament would be convened the fol
lowing year, or seven years ahead of
sented to the early foundation Jgf pro-i
tne aate origin any sot. it aloavcon-
vincial assemblies. Thes- borlf ps wm-f
given the right of petition and dis-
cussion, Dut could not pass laws.
They met throughout China for the
first time on October 14. 1909. Mem
bership in the provincial assemblies
was limited to those who had . held
public office above the minor grades
or who possessed property worth at 1
least $a000 in silver. This restriction
was or no avail in suppressing out
spoken speeches, however, and the Im
perial mandate against "violent dis
cussion" was honored by tne assem
blies more in the breach than in the
observance. Strong demands for the
abolishment of archaic forms and the
dismissal of national and provincial
corrupt officials were soon sent to
Peking. On May 9, 1910. the court
announced that the first national as
sembly could convene in Pekin on
Cliques In Assemblies.
This new body came to order on
the day set, and there was great re
joicing throughout ChinaV It was
divided into two cliques, a, certain pro
portion being composed of Manchu
lirinces and Chinese of the privileged
classes who were appointed by the
throne. The majority of the members
had been elected by the several pro
vincial assemblies. Discussion of
finances and appropriation of a budget
were the principal rights of the new
It was also empowered to draw up
new laws, but to be legal such mea
sures had to be concurred in by the
grand council, an aristocratic body
at the beck of the crown, and finally
receive imperial sanction. In case of
a deadlock over an issue between the
national assembly and the grand coun
cil, the emperor was to decide. The
emperor was a baby, so decision rest
ed with his father, prince 'Chun, the
prince regent. As constituted, the na
tional assembly was only half pro
gressive, an influential element being
ultra-conservative. From the first it
was "a house divided against itself,"
a condition which was quite satisfac
tory to the Manchus.
Drastic .HcaiurcH Favored.
The members who represented the
people were united In favor of drastic
measures. From the opening day they
featured the sessions by making heat-
ed speeches and presenting divers
suggestions and programs Intended to
modernize the covernment. There was
led tn !
disorganization and bickering at first,
everybody getting in everybody else's
way, and little cliques began to form.
They got together, nevertheless to
such good effect that on October 23,
or a short 20 days after convening,
they met In full session' and amid
much enthusiasm succeeded in pass
ing a resolution which demanded the
promulgation pr a constitution and
the organization of a full-fledged and
properly endowed national parliament
at once instead of waiting until 1917.
Slancltu Prlnce Rave.
Princes raved and plutocrats howled.
The assemblymen were denounced a3
in grates, anarchists and self-seekers.
An answering bellow from the people
sustained the young legislators. Odd
ly enough, the prince regent himself
was very moderate in his criticism of
the assembly resolution, contenting
himself with the observation that the
country was not ready for the great
change. In fact, he finally agreed to
having a constitution and parliament
in 1913, and he drdered his grand coun
cil to give its views. That body did
nothing and the standpatters sat tight.
Public clamor became terrible.
Some members of the assembly cut
off one or two fingers, as a protest
against the delay. Mass meetings and
riots disturbed law and order in the
provinces. Petitions by the thousands
poured into Pekin. Even imoerial non.
sors wrote harsh strictures on the of-.
iiumi ciass, ana royalty itself aid not
escape. Finally the petitions, many
Of them stained with blood, were taken
by the prince regent to the national
assembly, a great crowd broke into
the chamber, overturning benches and
breaking furniture. .The prince regent
handed the petitions personally to the
president of the assembly amid a ter
rific uproar. That worthy took the
bloody papers and promised that some
thing would be done. The crowd was
quieted and dispersed.
Throne Finally Yields.
But nothing was done. The people
even were on the verge of a revolu
tion. Some young students committed
suicide in order to impress upon of
ficialdom the gravity of the situation.
Suci, an a' t of self-abnegation for a
publu cau-'- alwais carries great
(Continued on page '
Fisher Is Charged With Try
ing to Coerce' Indians to
Lease to Standard Oil Co.
Washington, D. G, Jan. .18. Charges
that seoretary Fisher attempted to co
erce the Osage Indians into leasing
valuable oil fields to the Standard
Oil company and a counter charge by
the secretary that the Uncle Sam Oil
company attempted to acquire the
fields under circumstances which were
threatening the proceedings by attor
ney general Wlckersham, were aired
today before the house committee On
Meanwhile seven Osages, members
of the tribal council who were re
moved on Jan. 3, by secretary Fisher,
because, he said, it was found they
had been "unduly influenced" in mak
ing a lease to the Uncle Sam company
went to the district supreme court and
got a mandamus calling on the secre
tary to show cause next Tuesday why
they should not be reinstated. Certain
leases to the Uncle Sam company have
been thrown out by the secretary and
a bill is now pending in. the house
compeling the secretary to validate
Says Company Is Harassed.
"The Uncle Sam company," said coun
sel for the Indians, "has been harassed
by every device known to the oil
trust and has met the constant, per
sistent, unreasonable and unwarranted
opposition of the interior department.
"The secretary for the purpose of
Intimidating and coercing the Osage
Indians Into electing a new council
which will obey his instructions has
published statements intimating that
many of the indians would be arrested
or Indleted upon some charge because
they were in favor of leases to the
Uncle Sam company."
Continue "Ship Trust" Probe.
The first result of the investiga
tion of the socalled shipping trust by
the house merchant marine committee
was the evidence that the foreign ships
are guilty of rate cutting and rebating.
' The evidence also has developed ..he
fact tfcat these foreign combines intend
to monopolize and control the trade
through the Panama canaL
Need 25,000 Troops at Canal.
A garrison of 25.M men will be nec
essary to guard the Paaama canal. Col,
Goethals told the house naval affairs
committee today. Under present pians,
ooagwws wtfnKt-"fjroyjde for agarrisen
rt -ainv 'fflMZV
"Once we lost control of the seas In
a war," he said, "we would have to de
pend upon the garrison on the zone.
Twenty-five thousand men would be
necessary to properly guard the canaL
nrntlnn fnr Casnoa.
Democrats and Republicans Joined In
an ovation to former speaker Cannon
when he spoke in favor of the army
ana navy Din.
"If perchance I should ever again ,
be in public life and I shall not seek l
it." said Mr. Cannon. "It makes little I
difference whether we call ourselves
Democrats or Republicans and those ,
two great organizations are the only j
parties x recognize, tne proui ui m
pudding Is the eating thereof."
Refers to the Border. -
"We've got our troubles on the bor
derland Mexico and so on. God knows
we don't want them, and we have got
'to abandon the Monroe doctrine and
play the game or we've got to realize all
obligations the future may bring to
Will Reduce Tariff on Iaper.
Substantial reduction of the tariff
all along the line in the wood pulp
and print paper schedule and retention
of approximately the existing duties on
tobacco, cigars and smilar articles con
stitntn nart of the Democratic tariff
revision program to be presented to j
the coming extra session of congress.
This is the situation as viewed by ,
May Admit DUiIcs Free.
Of the incidental portions of the
schedule, it probably is assured that
the committee will provide for free ad
mission of Bibles and of other re
To Suspend 3Ioney Hearings.
Hearings of the house money trust
committee will be suspended Friday
or Saturday next week according to an
announcement by chairman Pujo. on
account of the doubt cast upon the
power of the committee to inquire into
the Internal affairs of banks.
Literacy Test for Aliens.
The compromise Burnett-Dillingham
immigration bill, including a literacy
test for aliens was passed by the house
after its opponents kept the house in
turmoil for six hours. The bill finally
passed without a roll call.
Pensions For Life Savers.
Retirement with pay in the life sav
inc service would be provided by a bill !
nceoH trulflv tn rhp nntp. After 30 :
passed today in the senate. After 30
vears' active service, officers and men
might retire at 75 percent of their
active salary. They would get an in- J
crease of 10 percent for every five ,
vears In active service. neiireinant
would be permitted at the age of 64.
The bill now goes to the house.
The national institute of arts would
be incorporated under two bills passed
by the senate today. Both measures
were introduced by senator Lodge.
Archhold To Be Recalled.
John D. Archbold, president of the
Standard Oil company, is to be recalled
next week by the senate committee In
vestigating campaign funds. Some
senators believe they haTe got track
at least of two more letters not dis
closed at Mr. Archbold's previous exam
ination. The date has not yet been
fixed, but will probably be Thursday
TWO RACE FOLLOWERS
ARE FINED $200 EACH
Judge Adrian Pool Tells Them He Does
Not Think EI Paso Is n Good
PInce For Them.
George Smltn. who stated that he was
here for the races and engaged in send
ing code messages to his brotherinlaw
at Ashbury Park, N. J., was fined $200
by judge Adrian Pool, of the corpora
tion court, Friday afternoon. J. Sulli
van, his companion, who was arrested
at the same time, received a like fine.
The latter said he was here for the
races, but his occupation was thot of
a hotel clerk. Witnesses testified that
the defendants were following a man
and got him into a saloon.
"I don't believe HI Paso Is a good
place for you." judge Pool said to both
AltlZOXA POULTRY FAIR.
Phoenix, Ariz.. Jan. IS. With over
600 birds on exhibition, the first' an
nual show of the Arizona Poultry as
sui ution is now open in Phoenix. The
awards were made by J. William Whit
ney, of Upland, California. About J300
worth of prices were distributed.
Ttr Mrds are mostly from the Salt
r vf vj.Hej but sumc are here from
X -ZRIS "- J i J'hs. V.isbe' Vnmn :
Tucson, Presiott and JTlagstaf !
Cobb Can't See Anythingbut
Success Ahead With. Wil
son and Dems. in Power.
Z. Lv Cobb and wife returned today
from an absence of over a month in
the north and east. They spent Christ
mas at Mr. Cobb's old home in Georgia
and then went on to New York, Phila
delphia and the national capitaL While
in Washington according to dispatch
es which preceded him Mr. Cobb care
fully tucked the El Paso customs col
lectorshlp away In his clothes and
talked with the leaders over Texa3
patronage generally, particularly west
Texas patronage. Mr. Cobb is very en
thusiastic over the outlook for the
Democratic narty. and says he actually
believes the "Democrats will be in power
for 20 vears at least.
"Governor Wilson is proving a wise
statesman, and Is showing that his heart
is with the great common people," Mr.
Cobb declared oday. "His administration
is going to be progressive; the people are
goiaz to back the administration up;
and "the Democratic party is going to
restore the rule of the people. Of course,
all true Democrats are happy. Texas
Democrats have especial reason to be
proud of their representation in con
gress. We will soon excel any other
state in the senate. Senator Culberson
is preeminently the most distinguished
leader of the senior Democratic sen
ators. SbeppBrd's Bright Future.
"Hon. Morris Sheppard, who enters
the senate as perhaps its youngest
member, certainly enters it as the
member having the brightest future.
Hisf 10 years' service in the house has
been superb. He goe3 into the senate
in thorough accordwlth the Wilson ad
ministration. . and is a progressive
Democrat of the highest type. Any
man who is well informed on Texas
politics will support me in the state
ment that Sheppard will remain in
the senate as long as he desires. I am
proud of having supported him last
summer, and I prophesy for him a most
Progressives and Reactionaries.
"There never was any doubt to my
mind that the legislature would elect
Sheppard for the short term to suc
ceed Bailey, as well as for the long
term. Those of us who were at Balti
more and saw the great struggle be
tween Bryan, leading the progressive
Bejaer - b a-gM, ami the re
actionary forces "WTTSht "party on the
other side, felt that Texas could not
afford to- turn backward. Those men
who were present at Baltimore fighting
-against Bryan, and fighting against
Wilson, and fighting against progres
sive Democracy, cannot expect to be
honored by the Democrats of Texas. If
the legislature refused to elect Shep
pard for the short term and elected
any reactionary over hinu it -would not
have injured Sheppard. put it would
have eternally damned every man po
litically who voted for the reactionary.
El Paso's Benefits.
"El Paso narticularly will be bene
fited by Sheopard's election for both
terms. It will give him a prominent
place on the irrigation committee in
the senate, which means that the Ele
phant Butte dam will be materially
benefited. With judge W. R. Smith a
the head of the house committee on
irrigation and senator Sheppard as an
influential member of the senate com
mittee, the Elephant Butte dam will
be pushed to an early completion.
"We also have great reason to be
proud of congressman Smith. He ranks
at the very top. I have been com
pletely won to him because of his splen
did record upon all questions before
congress, and because of his constant
effort in behalf of our dam. and every
El Paso interest. There is a rumor
that the present legislature may re
apportion the congressional districts so
as to cut Ju7e Smith out of the El
Paso district. If this should be done
our people . would suffer, because the
construction of the Elephant Butte dam
could not be pushed to an early com
pletion without the aid of judge
Warning to the Selfish.
"Judge Smith Is our main prop, and
I warn our people not to let any self
ish aspirant for his office tread upon
the sacred of injuring the Interests of
El Paso. I also warn progressive
Democrats In west Texas to keep their
eye upon reactionary politicians In the
legislature, and to see to it that the
interests of west Texas (which can be
best served by having a congressman
who Is a true Wilson man and pro
gressive Democrat), are not permitted
Word for Fergusson.
T -want also to say a word about
our splendid Democratic congressman
from New Mexico, H. R. Fergusson. He
Is back In the house of his fathers; all
the old time congressmen call him
"Harvey." It is rumored in Washing
ton that he. too. will be placed on the
irrigation committee, so that he can be
of additional service to his constitu
ents in New Mexico, and especially to
those under the Elephant Butte dam.
New Mexico was Indeed fortunate In
reelecting Judge Fergusson, who is al
ready proving a power in congress -
TEXAS ASKS $73,000
FOR DEL A YED TRAINS
Austin. Tex.. Jan. IS. Suits aggregating approximately 570600 for al
leged failure to run n train on advertised schednle time were filed In the dis
trict court here by the state of Texas against the Gulf. Colorado & Santa Fe
railroad. The train. In the operation of which the state alleges delay occurred.
Is So . from Gninsvllle to Dallas. Five thousand dollar, per day for M0
days is asked.
The Galveston. Hnrrlshurg & San Antonio railroad Is named as defendant
in anotiier salt asking the assessment of ?30.0GO in penalties for alleged de
lays to trnlns.
WOMEN USE HA T PINS
IN FIGHT WITH POLICE
New York. N. Y Jan. IS. With hatpins aHd umbrellas, several hundred
women fought the police today In one of the fiercest riots since the beginning
of the garment owrkers strike. V policeman who tried to protect strike
breakers was badly beaten.
The policeman arrested one noman, but had to summon 12 more blneeoats
before he conlil get his prisoner to the station house.
Five women were arrested In another riot which, started vhen the women
nssnulted a truck driver delivering mattresses for the use of the strike breakers.
California Travel Is Slocked
by Gales, Landslides and
BY HEAVY RAINS
San Francisco, CaL, JJJan. 18.
Winter gales and blinding snow
storms, land slides and snowslldes.
blocked travel today between California
and the east and between California
and the north. The Southern Pacific
and Western Pacific both lost their
wires in the Sierras. Trains were late.,
they kriew. but how late, they had no
means of knowing.
At Anderson.' CaL, a. church was un
roofed by the wind. Two inches of rain
fell and the Sacramento river rose nine
feet seven inches over night at Kcn
nett. KENTUCKIANS ARE
MAROONED BY FLOOD
Frankfort, Ky Jan. 18. Approxi
mately 2500 persons, driven from their
homes in the vicinity of Ashbyborgv Ky.
by floods at the juncture of the Pond,
and Greene rivers, now are marooned
on a hill near the town, according to
an appeal for aid, received by gover
nor McCreary. The governor has or
dered tents and blankets sent to the
refugees and Instructed the adjutant
general's department to make an in
vestigation. Indiana Town Abandoned.
Evansville, Ind, Jan. 18. Wind that
attained a velocity of 32 miles an hour
added danger last night to the Ohio
river flood situation here. Thre
small houses were seen floating on the
Kentucky side of the river late.
The town of Enterprise, Spencer
county, has been abandoned. Nearly
all of the buildings are light frama
structures and are afloat. The placs
had a population of 200.
WOMEN ARE CAUGHT
IN POKER GAME
"Don't Let Our Husbands Know" la
Plea -f Nc-nr Tort Card Player
When Arrested In Raid
New lork, N. .., Jan. 18. Fifteen
women and seven men in evening dress
were caught at a poker game for high,
stekes in a. police raid upos a fash
ionable uptown apartment early today.
Two detectives, whose identities were
unknown to the party had been care
lessly invited to participate in the
I game and they gave a signal for the
police to breax in.
Some of the women fainted when
placed under arrest and pleaded "don't
let our husbands know."
Detectives say one of the women
told of having lost $1400 at the game.
STABBED AND BEATEN;
DIES IN POOL HALL
Stabbed and then beaten about the
head and body was the experience of
Jose Tarin, according to witnesses, who
was found dead at 11 oclock in the EI
Moro pool halL at the corner of Ninth
and South Stanton streets, at 11 oclock
Friday night, by the police. The wound
which resulted, in the man's death, ac
cording to coroner E. B. McClintock.
was inflicted-Just above the heart with,
a large pocket knife.
Pedro Rodriguez and Manuel Porras
have been arrested by the police and
are in the county Jail on a charge
of murder filed in justice McOIntock's
Tarin, the dead man. was 25 years of
age, and lived at 1116, South Kansas
street. He was in the employ of the
Sunta Fe Fuel company. Tarin 13 sur
vived by a wife.
rSKSOWJi SCHOONER SINKS
OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST
Newport News. Vsu, Jan. 18. The
coal steamer Evelyn, from Philadelphia
for Key West, for the navy was driven
hard aground off Cape Henry today In
a southwest gale. Capt. Hecker and his
crew were taken off safel
The schooner General "White from.
Mobile was driven aground and an un
known schooner was sunk. The crew of
the latter was rescued.
NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
POSTOFFICES AND POSTMASTERS
Washington. D. C, Jan. 1&. Charlotte
B. Elder has been commissioned post
master at Allie. and Nellie M. Hughes
at Stanley. N. M. Postoffices have been
ordered established at BaUTiew, Bryan
and Juan de Dlos. N. M.
Edna E. Cordes has been commiss
ioned postmaster at Bumble Bee. Aris.
BELIEVE MORGAN LINK SHIP
WITH 39 MEN IS LOST
New York, N. Y.. Jan. 18. The Mor
gan line freight steamship BIdorado,
10 days overdue at Galveston; Tex., af
ter leaving Baltimore, Jan, 1, has been
entered on the "maritime exchange as
The Eldorado carried a crew of 39
and no passengers. She was owned by
the Southern Pacific Railway company.