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EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 21, 1913 10 Pages
Fair Tonight' and Wednesday;
OF OIL LUND
Secretary Answers Charges
That He Attempted to
COURT REFUSES TO
Washington, D. C, Jan. 21. Secre
tary Fisher answered the charge that
be had attempted to coerce tlfe Osage
Indians Into leasing tneir valtfable
Oklahoma oil lands to the Standard Oil
company to the exclusion of the Uncle
Sam companj in a statement today be
fore the house Indian affairs committee.
The secretary recently removed the
Osage council under circumstances
which the department of justice is
t bout to present to a federal grand
jurj He charged some of them, with
iuV:ng been unduly influenced by the
Incie Sam company. -
No Denials From Indians.
A written confession and no denials
wre the only replieh to these charges.
The conditions ran along with seven
members of the council continuing to
do the tribe s busines until after a
special investigation, the remainder of
tae council was summarily removed,
and the report of the investigation
was turned over to the attorney gen
eral "The difficulty in all these cases
Is that there is no specific law mak
ing it a crime for an official of an
mdian tribe to accept a "bribe," said
the secretary of interior. '
The attornev has sent in his report
with his recommendations to the United
States attorney of Oklahoma.
T .T Tenhv. rem-esenting the de
posed councillors, declared that if the
report charged anything improper in
connection with the framing of the
leases, he was sure there would be no
evidence to support the charge. He said
he stood to get $1S.5 and his cousin
would get a like amount if the disputed
leases went through.
rrfclofa nt Reinstated.
The attempt of the seven Osage n-
dian chiefs to lorce xnetr reinsmie
ments by mandamus proceedings failed
todav when the district supreme court
dismissed their petition. The secre
tary removed them for having been
-unduly influenced in granting a
lease " -,
Ball Is Officially abandoned.
Persident-elect Wilson's inaugural
ball was abandoned officially today
when the house committee providing
for the ceremony on ijeh 4, struck it
from the congressional resolution which
fixes the program.
Boot Opposes Free Toll.
The United States should either
submit the Panama canal to free tolls
or arbitration or retire from te posi
tion we has tKn, wastno ju
uton of senator Root in WSfl
Senator Root was an active opponent
of the free toll provision when the
canal act passed last August and his
speech today opened a fight to se
cure an amendement of the law before
It goes into eirect, senator jwoi ue
clared today that congress had been
tired out before the bill was taken up
last summer and that the measure
never received proper consideration.
We -were weary and exhausted and
our minds were not working at that
period," he declared.
Ask Increased Appropriation.
On account of additional work in
connection with the enforcement of the
pure food and forestry laws and the
development of the aepartment's edu
cational operations, the annual depart
ment of agricultural appropriation 11111
submitted to the house, carries a total
of $17,593,275, an increase of nearly a
million dollars over last year's appro
priation. Among other increases car
ried in the bill and endorsed in the
committee's report are $200,000 for
meat Inspection, $75,000 for farm man
agement educational work and $50,000
to be used in determining the feasibil
ity of establishing a bureau of mar
kets Incorporate Rockefeller Fund.
Articles of incorporation for the so
called "Rockefeller foundation" to ad
minister a philanthropic fund of $100.
noo.000 to We donated by John D.
Rockefeller, were passed by the house
152 to 65. after desultory opposition.
The measure now goes to the senate.
The object of the foundation is "to
promote the well being and to advance
the civilization of the peoples of the
X'nited States and its territories and
of foreign lands in the dissemination
of knowledge, in the prevention and
relief of suffering and in thepromotion
by eleemosynary and philanthropic
means of any and all of the elements
of human progress."
Lemons May Go on Free List.
Free lemons, or at least a 50 percent
cut m the present duty of 1 cents a
pound, has assumed shape as part of
the Democratic tariff revision policy
of the coming extra session of con
gress. Most of -the testimony bore on citrus
products, an industry that represents
$200 000,000 investment on the Pacific
The Citrus Protective league, of Cal
ifornia, comprising growersand ship
pers of oranges and lemons and the
fruit growers exchange, which chair
man Underwood, of the committee, in
sisted was the selling agency for these
producers, contended for retention of
the present duty. The spokesman for
these interests was G. H. Powell, of
Los Angeles, formerly acting chief of
the bureau of planting industry.
Industry Is Called a "Trust."
The New York Fruit exchange, com
T rising jobbers, importers, commission
merchants and brokers, demanded
l.mlnatlon of the lemon tarjf f. Its
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DAM WORK WILL NOT
DAVIS SAYS BIG PROJECT WILL BE FINISHED
WAIT UPON POLITICS
Elephant Bntte will be completed, regardless of politics, water fights cr
changing administrations. This is chief engineer Arthur P. Davis's assurance to
the people of El Paso and the Rio Grande valleys. The hig project will be rushed
to completion as soon as -possible.
The chief engineer of the reclamation service was here Monday afternoon on
bis way from Washington to the dam site, and stopped in El Paso between trains.
He says that there are plenty of funds available for the project and that, from all
the reports received in his office at Washington as large a force of men ij at work
-n the dam as can operate at this time, until the foundation work is cpmpleted.
"Should I see that more men may be employed advantageously at ihe dam,
when I go up Tuesday," Mr. Davis said, "after consultation with the other officials
of the service in the southwest, we will employ more men for the work. ) But the
present stage is the slow one, owing to the3ifficulties encountered in constructing
the foundation. Once past this, and we will make a much greater headway.
"As for politics, prospective secretaries of the interior and Democratic? policies,
I know nothing definite. We hear a great
Mr Wilson win or win not ao. rsut inese are merely rumors, ana we are too busy
c-ett'n? results to rive them serious oasideration " !
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Carrizozo, Alter Hard Fight
to Supreme Court of U. S.,
Gets the County Seat.
IN THE FIGHT
After almost three years of fighting,
Carrizozo has won the county seat of
Lincoln county away from Lincoln, his
toric county seat for half a century-
The United States supreme court de
cided the case today at Washington in
favor of Carrizozo, according to a tele
gram received here tnls afternoon. The
telebram came from-L. B. Chase, editor
of the Carrizozo Outlook, to Frank W.
Gurnsey, of 816 Magoffin avenue. El
Paso, and stated that a wire just re
ceived from Washington told of the
victdrv for Carrizozo. "Phone the news
to The Herald," the message said.
Over .two years ago Carrizozo won
the county seat at an election, and
when an effort was made to remove the
records, the Lincoln people defied the
Carrizozo people with shotguns. The
commissioners of the county ordered
bonds for a new courthouse and started
work, getting the structure completed
to the top of the second story, when
the Lincoln people stopped the work by
injunction. The case has since been in
the courts; meantime, a storm wrecked
part 'of the new courthouse structure,
until It now looks something like the
wrecked city hall in Juarez near the
Work of rebuilding it will now go
forward on the courthouse, and Carri
zozo will remain the county seat until
an election changes it, as-the court of
last resort has so decreed. ,
GILLESPIE JURY ,
FAILS TO AGREE
Alpine Cattleman's Case Is Transferred
to Marfa and Will Be Tried
xVgain Next Week.
Fort Stockton, Tex Jan. 21. The
jury, after being out since last Friday
night at 9:45 in the case of J- M. Gil
lespie, charged with murder, failed to
agree and has been discharged by
judge Douglas. It is said the jury
stood 19 for conviction and two for
acquittaE The case has been trans
ferred to Marfa and the second
trial set for next week.
Gillespie was charged with shooting
and killing Rozell Pulliam in the Al
pine postoffice the 17th day of Septem
ber. 1912, Over 60 witnesses were ex
amined. The killincr followed the seizure of
several hundred head of cattle 'by -the
united states, wnicn tne government
allasred had been smuggled from
iespte-s earn; -xaoaasmgea mixing nan
occurred on Pulliam s ranch and he was
one of the men who was on the sum
mons list of the government as a gov
ernment witness at the time he was
A number of people jvere in the post 1
omce at tne uoie me suaoung tuutt
place and it was considered miraculous
that nobody else was killed. Pulliam
was shot several times.
Both Gillespie and Pulliam were well
known cattlemen of western Texas. Pul
liam was making his home at Hachita,
N. M at the time he -was killed and
was visiting in Alpine on business.
Gillespie, the defendant, is a brother
of Mrs. Alfred F. Kerr, of El Paso.
STORY ON STAND
Fellow Prisoner of 3Ian Charged vWltIi
Crime. Says the Man Confessed;
Tells Details of Crime.
Phoenix, Ariz., jan. 21. The last
hope of William Faltin of escaping
punishment for the murder of his part
ner, Carl Peterson, on a ranch two
miles south of Phoenix early on tne
morning of September 9, went glim
mering today when Louis Beckton took
the stand and told the story jot the
confession that Faltin made to him
when they were confined In the county
Beckton said Faltin told him that
Peterson was generally no good and
would not work. September 7 he dug
a grave in a garbage dump a hundred
yards from the house, where they lived
together. The night of September S he
set the alarm clock for 2 oclock. when
he intended to kill his partner. The
alarm woke Peterson, who c6mplained.
Faltin sprang at him with a club and
beat him on the head. Peterson es
caped to the yard. Feltin followed,
stumbled, seized an Iron mn -nn ht
Peterson to death.
inen ne threw the body in a wagon
and hauled it to the grave. He in
tended to return next night and move
it to a more secluded place, but the
neighbors told of hearing Peterson's
cries and Faltin was arrested.
Two days later the body was dis
covered Beckton is now serving in
the penitentiary for murder
THE RIXG TICKET
There will ba opposition to
the "ring's" municipal ticket
in the spring election, says
Tom Lea, recognized as one of
the leaders of the "anti-ring."
Discussing the movement. Lea
said Tuesday: "There will b.e
opposition. I cannot say wh'o
the candidates will be, as yet.
but I will not be one of them."
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Entire Legislature May Go
to the National Capital
For the Event.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 21. The entire
Texas legislature would go to Wash
ington in a body for the inauguration
of governor Woodrow Wilson on March
4, according to resolutions offered in
both branches todays The members
seem to be in faTor of these xesolu
tipns, both of which were referred to
proper committees for future consid
eration. The Gorcrnor Inaugurated.
In joint session of the legislature at
noon today, O. B. Colquitt and Will H.
Mayes were inaugurated governor and
lieutenant governor, respectively, of 4
T.exas, before an audience of probably
The ceremonies were held in the
house. Governor Colquitt was sworn
in by associate justice Nelson Phillips,
as was also the lieutenant, due to the
indisposition of chief justice Brown.
Divine Blessing was Invoked by the
Rev. Bishop Kinsolvlng, of Austin.
Senator Lattimore and speaker Terrell
presided. In his speech, the governor
invoked the aldof the lawmakers to
make this administration ont that will
live forever in the history of the state.'
"I stand ready to meet you half way
as governor of Texas and I ask your
cooperation and I belieTe I have If,"
said the governor.
"I have discharged my duty as gov
ernor to the best of my ability," said
the governor, "and so help me God
I shall continue to do so."
The inaugural ball occurs tonight.
Colquitt Declared Elected.
The legislature in joint session yes
terday afternoon at 4:30 oclock com
pleted convassing the votes cast for
governor and lieutenant governor at
the last election. The result showed
that Colquitt received 233,073; Lassa
ter. Progressive, 15,743: Johnston. Re
publican, 22.914. Lieutenant-governor:
Mayes, 234,399; Featnersfone, Progres
sive, 16,806; Averill. Republican, 23,129.
In joint session the legislature an
nounced the election of Colquitt and
Mayes as governor and lieutenant
governor. To Elect Senator Tuesday.
The house yesterday afternoon
adopted the senate ponnirrftTif rqnln.
tlons for the election of United States
senators, a motion to elect for the
short term at a later date, failed, as
the Sheppard members were by far
in the majority. A motion was made
to divide the two propositions, which
was done, and a vote taken on the
ecnpn for the long term and a vote
r the ahortaarm, and.boAtvwaJiatUaiJ
he senate Has already adopted this
resoiuuun, so xne election will be held
for both terms on January 28, and
Sheppard will be elected to both.
Early Saloon Closing.
Senators Welnart and Real, today in
troduced an amendment to the liquor
law providing that saloons shall close
at 8:30 p. m. and open at 6 a. m.
The Santa Fe consolidation bill was
introduced in the senate today by sen
ator Hudspeth and others. It provides
for the consolidation of the Concho,
San Saba and Llano Valley Gulf railway,
the Gulf and interstate and the Pecos
and Northern Texas railways, the lat
ter road between Coleman and Sweet
water. In the house, a bill was introduced
to repeal the state Insurance board law
and also one to amend the stock and
bond law. In all there were 75 bills in
troduced in the house and four in the
Senate Confirms Appointments.
' The senate yesterday afternoon in
session confirmed the vacation ap
pointments made by the governor.
Lieutenant governor Davidson who
retired today as lieutenant governor,
was presented with a handsome cut
glass by the senate.
Bepretauve bTSei Paso i
Culberson County Court.
county, oday introduced In the house a
bill placing Culberson county in the
om supreme juuiciai aistrict.
The proposition to hold a constitu
tional convention In Texas to frame a
new constitution is meeting with favor
among the lawmakers and it seems
from present Indications that the joint
resolutions Introduced in both branches
of the legislature will pass without
Should the resolution be adopted the
matter will be submitted to a vote of
the people at a special election to be
held on the fourth Saturday in July of
the present year, and if the result Is fa
vorable, then the constitutional conven
tion is to be held in Austin commencing
on the second Tuesday In September,
1913. The convention is to be composed
of 93 delegates, elected at tbe same time
that the convention election is held;
there shall be three delegates elected
from each of the 31 senatorial districts
of the state, and each delegate shall re
ceive $10 per day for his services.
Big Sum of Cash Needed.
The general appropriations committee
of the house and the finance committee
of the senate will have to make nrovis-
ion for appropriations aggregating S12,-
sa,izx ior tne next two nscal years, in
the event they follow the recommenda
tions made to the controler by the
heads of the various departments of the
state government and institutions. This
is the largest sum ever asked in the
history of the state, and is an increase
of $3,377,710 over the amount SDDroori-
ated by the 32d legislature for the past
two fiscal years, when the total wa.
Tax For Automobiles.
It is said that a bill is to be Intro
duced in the legislature which will pro
vide for a state registration of automo
biles and provide for the examination
and registration of professional drivers.
The proposed law will provide for the
registration of all automobile in the
state and each owner wil? be required
J pay to the state an annual tax of
rrom $15 to $25. Professional drivers
will be required to take out a license,
which will cost not less than $6. It is
also proposed to fix penalties for the
violation of speed limits. It Is iso
suggested that part of the revenue de
rived from the operation of therJa'w
may be devoted to the building ofhigh-
X? over the state, as in the the case
or Aew York and Pennsylvania.
Antl-.flcdlcal Fraud Measure,
btate pure food commissioner Abbott
has prepared a bill which wiil be intro
duced in the legislature this week de
signed to prohibit the sale of narcotic
arilgS Unrtav o falca lo,A1 fVU Kill rrO-
I vides that it shall be unlawful to man-
uic-iure ror sale, offer or expose lor
sae sell or exchange any drug If its
package or label shall bear or contain
Uyr statement, design or device regard
ing the curative therapeutic effect of
such article or any of the ingredients
or substances contained therein, which
To RepenI Insurance Law.
The bill by representatives Mendell,
Fuller. Ratlifr rmd Hornby, providing
for the unc iditlonal 'CDeal of the
RfntA f nciir" r a. T . T 1 : K-.., ,f,.rt
duced .In the nu' r referred to the I
committee on lnsur
XT. S. 3IAV PAY THE &
Washlngon, 15. C, Jan. 21.
Provision to pay $,71,000 to 10
persons injured Dy Mexican
bullets fired across the line in
battles near El Paso, Texas,
and Douglas, Ariz., was made
in a bill Introduced yesterday
by senator Mark Smith, of Ari
zona. The claims have been
recommended by a commission.
Legislature Protests at Their
Return Legislative Coal
Probe Is Asked.
AGAINST A. B. FALL
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 21. New Mexico
wants no more Indians than it has. It
is not elated at, the idea, of the return
of the Geronimo tribe to the Tularosa
reservation and will have none of it if
this can be prevented. ,
J. V. yolly. representing Lincoln
county, presented a resolution yester
day protesting to the department of
the interior against the return to the
Mescalero reservation or, any other
reservation in New Mexico of Ger
onimo and his band. The resolution
was referred to the committee in
Investigate Xew Mexico Coal.
A joint resolution providing for the
appointment of a commission of five
members to investigate the price of
coal in New Mexico, which it i3 al
leged is exorbitant, was Introduced by
representative W. H. H. Llewellyn, and
adopted in the house Monday. The
resolution recites that though statistics
show New Mexico has more coal than
Pennsylvania, yet consumers of the
state are forced to pay from $7 to $8.50
a ton for ordinary soft coal.
The resolution also recites that the
freight rates on coal are anywhere
from $1 to $3.65 a ton to points within
the state and that mtne owners claim
they realize a profit of less than 50
cents a ton on their output as a result.
Plotting Against Fall.
The Democrats hela a caucus yester-
day and .five senatorial candidates was
one of the matters considered. Several
combinations are talked of. Senator
Fall's friends still claim that, he has 39
votes and 37 will elect.
Others who claim to know say that
governor Otero has as many as 15
votes, which will eiect with h$ 23
Democrats. Speaker Baca, governor
Otero and attornev -enaal Qlancv all
SgSL0? following atfl if tHfcy: 6an
pWtnelr votes .to a man acceptable
to the Democrats it will certainly pre
vent tne election or .tnai.
Andrews Is On Hand. . .
Ex-delegate W. H. Andrews will be
present soon to go over the situation
with his supporters. The Burg resolu
tion offered in the house a few days
ago was to be reported on the floor of
the house Monday, but it was not re
ported out of committee.
The reason is" given as a disagree
ment among the members of the sub
committee of the judiciary to which
the resolution was referred. It is re
garded as probable by some that an
attempt will be made by certain men
to hold the resolution in committee as
long as possible to prevent its being
acted on by both houses before the
Before the Burg resolution is brought
before the house the date of election
will be changed from the 21st to the
28th, It having been decided by the
judiciary committee that January 28 Is
the second Tuesday after the meeting
of the legislature.
Senate orks Quickly.
In the senate Monday, eight blls
were introduced, during a session last
ing about 20 minutes, one bill was
passed and the senators adjourned un-
The bill passed was No. 26. intro
duced but a few minutes before. It
transferred several thousand dollars
from the different funds in which
there was a surplus to the legislative
expense fund and the salary fund. This
was done to insure the legislators their
$5 a day, and the necessary expenses
of the session.
The bills introduced were as follows:
By McCoy: To regulate canvassing.
By Sulzer: To provide for the per
manent improvement of the Rio
To Prohibit Prlxe Fighting.
By Evans: To prohibit prize fight
ing; an anti white slave act.
By Clarke: Providing for the bond
ing of the employes of the state cor
By Evans: Providing for the sterili
zation of the feeble minded. Imbe
ciles and certain criminals and epi
leptics. By Clarke: Relating to public
monies, boards of finances, duties. itc.
By Romero fixing the timn HiTrino-
which liquors may be . sold. (Day
light saloon bill.) x
By Clarke: Transferring certain
funds to the legislative expense fund
and the salary fund.
By Ilfeld: Making it unlawful for
any person to distribute medicine
from house to house, which might
By Walton: Providing that It should
be unlawful to sell gasoline of less
specific gravity than 63; amending the"
present publication law; providing for
an occupation tax on pool halls, beer
depots, druggists, pawnbrokers and
By Hinkie: Making it a misdemea
nor for any person to mutilate or
change public records.
Br HInkle: Providing for a commis
sion form of government.
Direct Senatorial Election.
Senator Evans , introduced a resolu
tion providing for an amendment to
the state constitution providing for
the election of United States senators
by the direct vote of the people.
Senator Barth brought in a resolution
for a constitutional amendment to put
the recall in the constitution. The
senate then adjourned until Tuesday.
Marshall is Invited.
Both houses of the New Mexico legis
lature met at 2 p. m. Monday in the
uuuse. a joint resolution was passed
unanimously requesting vice president
elect Marshall to visit Santa Fe and
address the legislature on his return
from Phoenix, Arizona.
The following bills were offered:
By Burg: Creating a state fair to
be located at Albuquerque, and appro
priating $150,000 for the erection of
buildings and the xurther appropria
tion of $5400 for its annual mainten
ance. By 'the speaker- An act defininc the.
business of banking: creating the of-j it.
fice Of State minfirii"lnrrist-
By Llewellyn and Moreno: An act re
garding Sabbath observance.
By Moreno Appropriating $5000 for
a bridge across the Rio Grande, west
of Las Cruces
cw District Court.
By iud lary (ommutee To provide
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Bill Before Congress Speci
fies This City, Las Cruces,
Deming and Douglas.
MORE HISTORIC THAN
Tho National Old Trails ocean to
ocean road which congress has been
asked to construct. Is to pass through
El Paso unless a change should be
made in the future. A bill has already
been introduced in congress to appro
priate $20,M0 for this work and in the
measure, Socorro, Las Cruces, El Paso,
Deming and Douglas are specified as
points along the proposed road. This
is the road that is being fathered or
rather mothered by the Daughters of
the Revolution, to make the historic
trail of the west.
Originally the association had
pledged itself to the Ocean to Ocean
highway people west of Santa Fe and
the route would have been through
Springwater, Clifton; Globe and the
Gila valley, but recently the Old Trails
association has decided that the more
historical route is by way of El Paso,
and it makes the official announcement
that the road will be run thiB way un
less, by practically unanimous action,
the people of New Mexico and Arizona
should prefer another route. There
fore, If Las Cruces. El Paso, Deming
and Douglas want to get onto the first
cross country route constructed, it will
be necessary for them to go to work.
They have the advantage of history
with them, but politics and work often
Potter Wants To Be Shown. I
Having read In The Herald last Satur-I
day that the route was to run this way
and that L J. KIrker, organizer for the
association was in El Paso. Dell M.
Potter, champion good roads worker
in Arizona, who is the main spirit in
the fight for the Ocean to Ocean high
way through the Gila valley and Globe,
wired The Herald today as follows:
Clifton, Ariz., Jan. 2L
Editor El Paso Herald:
As a matter of business -and
fairness to your city and the en
tire southwest, would it not be
advisable to wire J. M. Lowe,
president Old Trails association.
Midland building, Kansas City, Mo
for a positive statement as to
whether or not the Old Trails asso
ciation has designated the route of
a national highway through El
Paso? Dell M. Potter.
As it happens. The Herald and C. H.
Lester, of South Dakota, champion Bor
derland route booster, who Is now
wintering here, have just received let
ters from the offices of the Old Trails
association and can give Mr. Potter
his answer without wiring to Mr. Lowe.
Enclosed with the letters is a map,
sTjowinp the route from Santa Fe down
tHrough Albuquerque, Socorro, Las
Cruces and Bl Paso to Deming, Doug
las. Tucson, and thence to Phoenix. The
letter states that the association is now
pledged to this route; that the bill be-
fore congress mentions these Doints:
that it formerly was pledged to Mr.
Potter's route, which went west from
Socorro, through Sprlngerville, Clifton,
the Gila valley and Globe, past the
Roosevelt dam. to Phoenix, but bad
dropped that route as less historical.
The route to which the Old Trails as
sociation is now. pledged Is the Bor
derland Auto route from Las Cruces
west, through El Paso.
The Old Trails Letter.
The letters from the office of the Old
Trails association to Mr. Lester and
The Herald are almost identical; they
are so In regard to the route and the
reasons for selecting "The EI Paso
way." Mr. Lester's letter follows:
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15, 1013.
C H. Lester. El Paso, Tex.:
Dear Mr. Lester We are very desir
ous of getting In touch with some of
the good roads boosters of your vicinity
and have been referred to you as a
i Our organization Is boosting for an
Qcean to ocean highway over the fa
mous old trails of the continent. At
the time of organization we were un
informed as to old trails in the west
and definitely located our road only to
Santa Fe, N. M. From there west, our
constitution says "the most scenic and
historic route to the Pacific, as de
cided by the several states."
Lowe Itefusen to Join Them.
We had expected and intended to af
filiate and cooperate with the Ocean to
Ocean Highway association, of Cali
fornia, Arizona and New Mexico, and
our president. J. M. Lowe, made a spe
cial trip to Santa Fe this fall for that
purpose. But at that meeting it
cropped out that the route as adopted
by the Ocean to Ocean association Teal
ly was not the route preferred by the
majority of the people of those states;
out our president went ahead as he In
tended and they adopted a resolution
of affiliation and attempted to commit
our president in their convention to
their route, but he absolutely refused
to commit our organization as to route
because he felt that he did not have
the power to commit the organization.
Since that Santa Fe convention, the
Ocean to Ocean association, or the fel
lows at its head, seem to feel that we
are attempting to disintegrate and dis
band their organization. That being
the case, we decided that ntatively,
until something could be done by our
organization as a whole, we, here at
headquarters would be consistent in
sticking to the Old Trails idea.
Approve the El Paso Route.
Hence we dug into all the old his
torical works we were aljle to find and
discovered that Doniplufn went down
the Rio Grande in his campaign against
Mexico and that Kearney, piloted' by
Kit Carson, went down the Rio Grande
nearly to El Paso and from thence
westward to the Pacific, through Tuc
son. This looked consistent with our Old
Trails project and we got out a map
along those lines (tentative only as we
do not feel that we have authority
to designate) believing that this route
complies at least with one of the re
quirements of our constitution for our
road west of Santa Fe, i. e., "the most
The development of sentiment for
this project has been so fast that we
feel that the time Is now ripe for con
gressional action and, therefore, we re
cently have prepared a bill for this
highway from ocean to ocean which
has been Introduced, a copy of which
will be sont you as soon as it is printed.
Kl Pnno Specified in Bill.
In this bill we even went one step
farther concerning your city than the
map showed That is the provision for,
jour part of the country is that it shall
be built along the El Camino Real by
way of Santa Fe, Socorro, Las Cruces,
El Paso, Deming. Douglas. Phoenix,
etc. These towns are all actually speci
fied in the bill
I am enclosing a corrected map
showing the road as the bill designates
We hav,e been unable to get coonera-
tlon at Albuquerque on this project, for
somehow they seem to be tied up in
the Ocean to Ocean scheme, and when
we broke away from that they threw
we broke away fron
tip their hands and w
Support for '
Our or.,a"fz. r Mr
, - -
would do nothing.
Kirker, Is in your
(Continued on page 3
Man in Jail in Phoenix, Mar
ried Third Time, Tells of
DREW CHECKS AND
DIDN'T HAVE MONEY
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 21. Marriage to
17 year old Ruby L Andrews did not
bring happiness to Francis M. Taylor,
45 years old and the father of 10 chil
dren. Taylor and his child bride are
now in the Phoenix city jail ana an of
ficer Is on his way from Los Angeles
to take tham back to that city to an
swer a charge of drawing alleged
worthless checks. Taylor says that he
will fight extradition.
Ruby Andrews was once quite prom
inent in Atlanta, Ga., society. She is
dainty and petite. They were married
in Los Angeles under very unusual cir
cumstances, after a personal acquaint
ance of 15 minutes.
For years Taylor was manager of a
furniture house in Houston, Tex. Eleven
years ago he went to Los Angeles for
his health. He first worked for a fur
niture company, then went into busi
ness for himself and failed, it is said,
to the extent of $12,006. After going
through the bankruptcy court, he be
gan to sell real estate.
His "first wife bad died and he married
Jesse Van Housen, daughter of former,
senator Van Housen, of Nebraska. They
were divorced because of his children,
Courts by correspondence.
"W. H. McPherson, a railroad man of
Los Angeles, is a very good friend of
mine, and so is his wife," he said in
his cell here. "After I divorced my
second wJTe, I visited their home often.
They thought a great deal of me
arid induced me to begin corresponding
with her sister. thi3 little girl who Is
my third wife. Ruby and I corre
sponded several months, and finally
agreed that we should be married. I
sent her and her mother tickets from
Atlanta to Los Angeles. They arrived
in Los Angeles Nov. 7. I met them, at
the depot with a minister, a license and
my atuomobile. We droves out to
Westlake park and were married while
seated in the machine, IS minutes after
we first set eyes on each other.
"A few minutes later, as soon as we
were alone, my wife told me that she
had made a mistake; that she did not
love me. Well, I knew that She
couldn't have loved me, for she did not
"I told her that we would get along
all right after we becamb better ac
quainted. She was restless and wanted
to be on the move constantly. Until the
29th, of November we lived- dax and
night In the car. She wsula hav noth
ing tD.de with my ebiUaao. - r, ; -Goes-to-Paoenlxvj;
"Finally I told her that wewouIa
have to leave Los Angeles. 'I can't
stand this,' I told her. 'It is impossible
for me to apply my mind to business.
Phoenix is a growing town wHn a
. great future;- we'll start anew there.
when you know me better, you may
"So I put my four minor children,
the eldest of whom is 12 years old. in
the Foundlings' home at Pasadena, paid
their keep for one month, sold my car
and came to Phoenix. In the meantime
I had started an aceount in the Amer
ican Savings bank under the name of
R. L Taylor. Those are my wife's in
itials. We both wrote checks as R. L
Taylor. After the account was over
drawn, she drew three checks and I
drew three. I scarcely realized what
I was doing, and I know she didn't.
Foils In Big DeaL
"We landed in Phoenix, Dec. 1 with
$160. She kept importuning me for
pretty clothes, and, like a fool, I spent
most of that money decking her out.
I was pretty reckless, for I was al
most certain that a big deal I bad on
would come out all right. I was trying
to sell an Irrigation project near Gila
Bend, to San Francisco parties for a
million and a quarter. My commission
would have been about $S0,6O0, but that
deal fell through. My hones of being
able to placate the child I had married i
with an automobile, jewels and beau- southern Mexico, in which official dis
tlful clothes were blasted. patches today says small towns and
"I wrote to McPherson asking him I ranches have been attacked and pili
(Continued on page 3.)
REFUGEES FLEE FROM
COLIMA BURIES TRACKS WITH SAND
VOLCANO XIN MEXICO
Guadalajara, Mexico, Jan. 21. The ,
volcano of Colima broke into violent
eruption last night. Thousands peo-
pie are fleeing from the villages and i
ranches in the vicinity. It is believed ,
that there has been some loss of life 'in
the remoter settlements.
Hundreds of refugees arrived in this
-..j co uiu.ii.nf, jU uiuii v.iuuiikk
of six oars which had been picked up '
on a siding at a nearby village. The
fleeing people had found it necessary
to shovel away a quantity of volcanic
sand before they were able to move
the cars and for many miles along the
way here the train had to be stopped
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Claim Victory Over the Reb
els at Villa Ahumada in
HAS THE REPORT
Federal confirmation was made here
today of a rebel defeat Sunday at Ahu
raaua, 82 miles below Juarez. It was
stated that details of the battle were
wired by way of Chihuahua city ani
Laredo, Texas, all communication re
maining cut below Juarez. The local
Mexican consul gave out the report as
amply verified in government quarters.
Some 600 rebels attacked Ahumada,
defended by 200 federals of the 23d bat
talion. Just as the fight was at its
height, the remainder of the 23d, under
CoL Castro, arrived from the state capi
tal -with 100 men of the 15th battalion,
sent south from Juarez last week. 'El
Njno," the big ship's cannon which is
carried on the military train, opened
a1 wicked fire on the rebels, routing
them. On the feld 60 bodies were
counted, it is stated. Including that of
Antonio Rojas. a rebel general, says the
consul. The federal loss is reported as
slight. This is the fifth time by actual
count that official rederal reports have
All attempts were abandoned today in
repairing the Mexican Central railway
below Juarez. The work train returned
early Monday night, having sighted
rebel scouts near Lucero, t& which point
the road was repaired. Nine bridges
I were cribbed. As .the Juarez garrison.
now dees not exceed 309 men, no morn
guards will be given the work trains
for the present at least, and no attempt
will be made to repair the road without
The scouts sighted near Lucero are
believed to be of Salazar's group, which
Is moving north against Juarez, while.
Rojas was to keep the road closed from,
the south so that the federal infantry
could not move by train to relieve Jua
rez. Reinforcements can not arrive from
the south, except by a forced march, be
fore the rebels could reach Juarez, and
only federal infantry is available. The
telegraph below Juarez on all wirer -e-mains
closed except on the Central lines
a short distance down.
AT FLORES'S RANCH
Border Patrol Strengthened In Antici
pation of Ammunition Smuggling
Effort by Rebels.
Rebels were again reported at Floress
ranch, on the second mesa back of the
river and opposite the Bl Paso smelter,
.esslr Taaeday morning- Forty men
-.HWJ';a to- haw beJt sen sear the
Floras ranch houses, and there is said
to have been 59 there Monday night, in
an effort to get ammunition across the
river near the Mexico-New Mexico line.
Patrol officers of the United States
army were evidently expecting some
smuggling operations Monday night, as
the guard was doubled along the Texas
bank of the- river, where the Mexico
New Mexiqtf line runs. Rebels In El
Paso say that a smuggling expedition
was expected either Sunday or Monday
The rebels in El Paso, who form an
informal junta, say that Salazar sent
a message here that he would be In
Juarez in three days from Monday and
that he and Oroaco would take the
town. The rebels say that the small
garrison in Juarez Is making prepara
tions to capitulate and come" to the El
Paso side in case of an attack.
U. S. SHEf SENT
TO VERACRUZ, MEX.
Others of the Fleet Near Cuba
STeld In Readiness; united
Washington, D. C Jan. 2L Con
tinued disorders and rebel activity in
(Continued on page 6)
frequently to clear the trade o debris,
Very little lava was ejected from
ntftfeS TSSETZZ ZSgVtig
suffocating gases formed an unusual
feature of the eruption,
The activity of the volcano decreased
during the night, but volcanic dust is
now settling on the house roofs and
vne streets or tne cltv.
The railroad station
station aceat at ZaDO
titlic abandoned his post during the.
"ism ana reports uat volcanic sana
covered the tracks In places to a depth
of several feet.
The last violent eruption of Colima
occunred in 1903.