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EL PASO, TEXAS,
Tuesday Evening,
January 28, 1913 10 Pages
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Leased Wire
WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair Tonight and Wednesday.
. S. COURT IS
REATED ST
PIS
Republicans in Senate Will
Fight to Have Taft's Ap
pointees Confirmed.
FARMERS OPPOSE
NEW CURRENCY PLAN
WASHINGTON' D. 0. Jan. 28.
The senate passed the house
bill creating- a new division of
the western judicial district of Texas
and providing: terms of court at Pecos,
Texas.
After a caucus of Republican sen
ators, in which a plcn to fight for the
confirmation of president Taft's held
up nominations "was agreed upon, sen
ator Smoot moved an executive session
of the senate, with the idea of hold
ing: the session as long as a quorum
could be kept. The Republicans had
promised to remain in their seats to
hold the quorum and to repeat the
motion every day. The Democrats were
equally determined to permit no con
firmations other than that of army,
navy and diplomatic ' and a lively
struggle is probable.
Refuse Democratic Proposal.
The Republicans declined to consider
the proposal made by the Democratic
caucus for a joint committee of 10 to
go over the nominations and select
pome for confirmation. The proposal
"ound no support among the Repub
licans. In executive session senator Martin,
floor leader, stated the Democrats
would continue to oppose action on
the majority of the Taft appointments.
He declared that the Democrats do not
fear the effect of a filibuster on legis
lation adding that if any appropriation
bills failed of passage before March 4
they could be passed in the extra ses
sion The Republican caucus presented a
solid front to insist upon confirma
tions. Senator Dixon and senator Poi
ciexter. who have Joined the Progres-
s.ve party, were not there, but other
Republicans classed as progressives
were present and apparently in accord
with the plan of the caucus, which
held that each case must stand on its
merits It was decided to revoke the
agreement, to proceed first with army
and navy appointments, the Republicans
holding that the Democrats had not
shown good faith by their deliberate
manner of proceeding with them.
Farmers Oppose Aldrich Flan.
Farmers' opposition to the national
monetary commission's plan was voiced
today by W. T. Creasy, master of the
Pennsylvania state grange, before the
house currency reform committee. Mr.
Creasy told the committee that he be
lieved farmers generally were "bitterly
opposed to the Aldrich scheme."
"We believe," he said, "that -the Wg
financiers are much more interested in
gaining" control oC the currency than
they are in any effort to obtain its
elasticity."
To Reduce Wool Tariff,
iue uuu; waja mii uic&u0 wuiuwi- -
ire conBiaereu bcuwuih jx "n .rtii;-ji
wool from which clothing, felt, plushes
and other products are made. The
tariff bids fair to be reduced fr'-m
47 to 31 percent ad valorem.
Chairman Underwood pointed out
that It was the raw material for great
industries and although now a luxury
that it was becoming a necessity.
Representative Longworth. of Ohio,
and Frank Bennett, of Boston, a wit
ness, had a lively little tilt. Long
worth accused Bennett of evading an
swers and Bennett retorted that evi
dently Longworth's constituents "had
not thought much of his services." re
ferring to his defeat in November.
The committee shows no -igns of
changing its tentative plan for a re
vised woolen schedule along the lines
r.f the Democratic bills of tha two pre
vious sessions of this congress, which j
proviaeu ior sw per cent ua vurwm uu
raw wool and from 35 to 56 percent on
cloths, ready-made clothing and other
articles.
The sundries schedule will be con
sidered tomorrow.
Want Freight Clasulfled.
CltffnrA Thome mlluiurt commisslon-
nF Tawo anil nffii ir InnrnTfil hofnrA !
the house commerce committee today
to urge the passage of the Kenyon bill
to give tne interstate commerce com- i
Hussion the power to prescribe uniform i
classuiation or iretgnt.
C S. Barrett, of Georgia, of the
National Fanners' union, appeared head
ing a delegation including J. D. Brown
and A. F. Swift, of Baker, Ore. The
spokesman for the delegation said
fanners objected to the present mone
tary system because of speculation.
The system of incorporated clearing
houses was suggested.
Scores Philippine Policy.
American, administration in the Phil
ippines was described as tyrannical in
a speech by representative Jones, of
Virginia, chairman of the insular af
fairs oemmittee and author of the
Philippines independence bill.
Denouncing the action of Gen. Forbes
in expending public revenues as in -his
sole judgment seemed desirable, Mr.
Jones declered "many an official has
been i---i ached for less than this."
Harbor Bill Pauses House.
fn. -i of spirited debate, the
house today passed the rivers and har
bors appropriation bill carrying $40,
S0O 000 without an important- amend
ment. "Tins measure,' said representative
Callaway before the vote, "is a damn
able scheme to raid tne treasury of
the United States, and If the people
knew of it they would kick the men
i sponsible out of this house."
Representative Humphreys, of Mis
sissippi, and Sparkan, of Florida, de
fended the committee which framed the
bill. The "shipping trust' investigating
committee of the house heard testimony
vn tbe "Baltic pool." ,
Chairman Tujo of the ''money trust"
investigating committee, began the
preparation of his report.
Representative Rothermel was ap
pointed a member of the appropriation
committee.
Speaker Warns Democrats.
Speaker Clark has addressed letters
to Democratic members of the house,
appealing to them to attend sessions
regularlj and aid in getting through
important business before March 4. He
oei lares it -would be a reflection upon
the Democratic majority if the great
supply measures should go over to the
extra session.
MAY ASK CONGRESS TO
PROBE TEXAS CASE
"Washington. D. C. Jan. 28. Congres
sional Investigation was threatened by
representative Garner, of Texas, todav
If the department of justice fails to
press the case against the Standard
OU officials Indicted in Texas. Mr.
Garner says If the Texas grand jury
adjourned without further action he
would press for an Investigation.
I do not think it proper to interfere
with the investigations now under
way bv the departmen
t of justice, but
if district attorney Ajwell, of Texas,
aliirsaons these cases, $
propose to find
ov xrr ana also wn
t influence the
attcmev general may
case," he said.
faave had m the
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DnLHEs MMini run rLHUu wumiu nu qurppgon ie
Note Severing Negotiations
For Peace Is Signed, but
Not Presented.
ENVOYS NOT READY
TO BURN ALL BRIDGES
LONDON, Eng., Jan. 28. "What may
be tl-- last note delivered by the
peace delegates of. the allied Bal
kan nations to the Turkish plenipoten
tiaries was finally signed today by
representatives of the Balkan league,
but no date was fixed for its presen
tation. The delegates unanimously approved
the draft and entrusted Stojan Novako
vitch. leader of the Serbs, with its pres
entation "when the moment is consid
ered opportune."
The Balkan allies apparently are not
ready to burn the bridges behind them,
but seem hopeful that something will
turn up to avert the definite rupture
of peace negotiations.
GERMANS DENY MONEY
IS LOANED TO TURKS
"New Mlnlirter of Foreign Affairs Says
Turkey In Accustomed to At
tempts at Intimidation.
Constantinople, Turkey, Jan. 28.
Prince Said Halim, president of the
council of state and secretary of the
committee of union and progress, has
been appointed minister of foreign af
fairs. The first industrial act of the new
government is the granting of a con
cession to a German group for the con
struction of an underground railroad
from Bayezid, in Stamboul. to Chlchlk
the farthest quarter of Pera. The rail
way will run under the Golden Horn.
It is reported that a German bank
will give Turkey financial aid in re-
,,.... hut tha hant rienips tnls renort.
The acting foreign minister charac
terizes the allies proposal to denounce
the armi3tice as another example of
attempted Intimidation, to which Tur
key is becoming accustomed.
SUFFRAGETS SMASH
WINDOWS OF CASTLE
London, Eng., Jan. 28. The suffra
gets lost no time today in opening their
militant campaign. In Dublin they
made an attack at noon on the win
dows of the Dublin castle and smashed
several. Several women were arrested.
Mrs. Despard, one of the most promi
nent leaders of the militant suffragets,
And tww ompanlon8, were.,giyen, 14
days' Imprisonment today on the
charge of resisting the police when the
lattrt- dispersed a meeting in Trafalgar
square last evening. --..,
Militant suffragets bombarded the
windows or tne nome onice, in mic
tion -nrftVi stones this evening. Two
women were arrested..
Three Sentenced at Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland. Jan. 28. Three suf
fragets, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Cousins,
and Mrs. Connery. "were arrested this
morning on the charge of breaking 15
panes of glass in Dublin castle, and
were sentenced by the police magis
trate to a month's imprisonment.
U. S. CAVALRYMEN
. REPULSE MOROS
Manila, P. I., Jan. 28. Further sharp
fighting between the American troops
and the Moros was reported this morn
ing, when, as the result of an engage
ments near the city of Jolo, the Ameri
can troops lost one man killed and
six wounded.
A large force of bolo men rushed at
two troops of United States cavalry
and a detachment of Philippine con
stabulary. After a severe fight the
Moros were beaten with heavy loss,
but the number of their casualties has
not been ascertained.
T.B-T3 d cTnvrrtTT-D TiTPTAVC
JJXXit9JOX" IXiaJLV X -uo-Lra. J. tJ i
ARIZONA'S VOTE
"Washington. D. C. Jan. 28. W. T.
Webb, the missing Arizona messenger,
appointed to bring the electoral re
turns of Arizona to "Washington, tele
graphed to senator Henry F. Ashurst
from New York, saying he was on his
way to "Washington.
Under the law yesterday was the last
day in which the vote could be filed,
but the law is flexible and arrange
ments have been made for the casting
of the vote for "Wilson and Marshall.
Mr. Webb has made no explanation
of his tardiness.
DECLARES TRUST LEASED LANDS
TO ERBVENT C03IPETITION
New York. N. Y.. Jan. 28. Testimony
to support the contention that the Hill
ore lands were leased by the United
States Steel corporation to keep them
from competitors, was given at today's
hearings of the federal suit to dissolve
the corporation.
P. S. Nelson, of Hibbin, Minn., an ex
pert, told of the value of the ore bodies
in the lease, which were canceled by
the corporation shortly before the filing
of the present suit. The witness said
that in 1902 he acquired a lease in the
Mesaba range, on which royalties were
29 cents a ton. The steel corporation
in 1907 paid 86 cents a ton.
Mr. Nelson said high freight rates
charged hy the corporation over its ore
carrying railroads hindered independ
ent mines.
': . : :-:' : ' : :
. ANTI-RING TICKET f
.. TO BE IN FIELD.
. There will be an anti-ring
ticket in the field for the city
election. This is definitely an-
nounced and the backers say it
is going to be a strong business
men's ticket. No hint is yet
given as to who will comprise
.;. the ticket.
r. . : : :-: ! ?. a a a
C VSTING Fl RNACES EXPLODE
TWETY MEN ARE INJURED.
Cleveland. Ohio, Jan. 28. The ex
plosion of two casting furnaces at the
plant of the Upson Nnt company this
afternoon destroyed one building,
seriously injured 20 or more men some
of whom may die, and blew out win
dow panes within a radius of half a
mile. Fire followed the explosion.
"HUMAN BOSUr IS GIVEN
SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS.
Los Angeles. Calif., Jan. 28. Charles
Reidelbach, the "human bomb," was
today sentenced to serve 20 years In
the penitentiary for having placed dy
namite in an inhabitated place. Several
months ago he held the Central police
force at bay for several hours with
adynamite bomb.
Federal Commissioner Says
He Has No Authority; the
Rebels Are Piqued.
J THINK THE DOUBLE
CROSS IS WORKING
EBEL forces are concentrating at
Guadalupe, 30 miles east of El j
Pasn nn the Texas border, say ad
vices received today at Fort Bliss. The j
rebel general, Inez Salazar, now has
more than 800 men under his immediate
command, It Is stated, while CoL M
Caraveo remains below Juarez with
about BOO additional rebels.
Federlco Moye. although named by
minister Hernandez as a federal peace
delegate, declared today that he had re
ceived no such commission and wa3
acting in no such capacity. He said he
had not visited the rebel camp at Gua
dalupe. Rebels Are Piqued.
Rebels are piqued at thte remarks of
Hernandez, inferring that only amnesty
will be offered. They declare Salazar
to have telegrams from president Ma
dero offering to confer for peace and
admitting the rebels' belligerency. Also
it is said Salazar will refuse to treat
at Villa Ahumada, Insisting on some
point of conference along the Texas or
New Mexico borders.
Manuel ' L. Lujan, Orozco's former
"Washington representative, now in El
Paso may be substituted on the rebel
commission for Dr. Vasquez Gomez, who
is not able to leave Mexico on account
of his recent arrest and release on bond
at Mexico City.
rrnmnn Ilenorted Here.
It is now said that Gen. Emillo
Campa, recently released from jail at
Tucson and reported as having re- I
joined his old command In Sonora, is
now with Salazar. Fred Gandara, who i
drives automobile No. 1060, says that
he took Gen. Campa to Guadalupe Mon
day night. Campa got in his auto at
Second and El Paso streets. He was
grimy, had a black beard and looked
as If he had been roughing It. 'iwo
other men got in the auto and went to
Guadalupe. There, Gandara says, Sala
zar, Rojas and Alaiiis recognized
Campa, shook hands with him and em
braced him.
It is reported in El Paso that David
de la Fuente has also arrived at Gua
dalupe, although no reports of the
presence of his 'troops "-south of Juarez
have been received in El Paso. He was
expected from Palomi Sy way of
Bauche Monday or Tuesday.
3Iay Be "a Stall."
The belief that the peace business is
"a stall" on the part of the rebels to
permit them to replenish their supply
of ammunition and to gain recruits for
the cause Is growing in El Paso.
JuUlxUy -of-jab els Jilong the hordes:
has again put the United States mm
tary on the alert. To facilitate prompt
transmission of reports along the line
away from telegraph and telephone
connection. Gen. E. Z. Steever has In
stituted a novel system. Noncommis
sioned officers on motorcycles cover
many miles of border as message bear
ers, greatly increasing the efficiency
of the patrol service.
The rebel forces are said to be mak
ing strong efforts to get ammunition,
and great precaution is being taken by
Gen. Steever to prevent ammunition
running. "While It is known that many
rebel Tecrults are crossing to the
Mexican side, no instances have been
reported of successful smuggling of
munitions of war. The ret carry
with them many extra rifles, and two
machine guns remaining from the ar
tillery equipment oi urozco s original
army.
Peace negotiations await the selec
tion of a place of conference and the
naming of federal and rebel commis
sioners. It is expected that both com
missions will come from Mexico City.
Many self-appointed commissioners al
ready have visited the rebel camp at
Guadalupe and continue to do so.
Portillo Is Arrested.
Enrique Portillo. a major in the rebel
army, "was arrested Thursday afternoon
in Ysleta by troop C, 13th cavalry, and
Is being temporarily held. He "was re
turning to Guadalupe from a visit to
his parents in El Paso when arrested.
SAY NO POLITICS
IN MOOSE LODGE
Resolution of Denial Is Passed Three
County Officers and One City Of
ficial Officers of Lodge.
The El Paso lodge of the Order of
Moose has sent The Herald a resolu
tion which states that it "denounces
as untrue the published statement that
this lodge Is dominated or any effort
has been made to dominate it by any
group of politicians or that politics of
any kind is tolerated In the lodge."
County judge A. S. J. Eylar is district
deputy supreme dictator; J. D. Ponder,
county treasurer, is dictator of the lo
cal lodge, and district attorney TV. W.
Bridgers and city jailor Parker Burn
ham are trustees. O. L. Bowen, who
has been active in "ring" circles but
holds no political office, is prelate.
Harry G. Clunn is secretary and C A.
Cass is manager.
The resolutions are sent to The Her
ald signed by secretary Clunn. As
dictator of the lodge, county treasurer
Ponder should have presided at the
meeting; the resolutions do not say
that he presided.
Guadalupe Agaia A
Sleepy Village of the Plain Is Filled
GUADALUPE Is again the seat of
revolution. This peaceful village
of the Mexican plain, has seen
much of revolution since the little
man of Mexico crossed the border
and took up his headquarters in the
best house on the narrow main street
two years ago.
The town near the Island is now the
military headquarters of Salazar, the
rebel commander. Pastures are filled
with gaunt horses, munching alfalfa,
houses quarter rebel soldiers and their
commanders occupy the best homes in
this little pueblo at the elbow of the
Rio Grande. Wars alarms have lost
their novelty for the patient, people
of this little nlaza. and thev eo about
their task of cooking for the officers j
aim suing on tne commanders as n
this was a part of their daily routine.
Rebels sit along the curb of the
streets, or against the adobe walls In
the sun. At the end of the winding
street, a vaquero in chaps and a red
shirt ropes a steer, which is slaught
ered in the street, the meat divided
among the men of his detachment and
the hide and refuse left in the streets
for the stray dogs to feast upon.
Rebels Take It Eay.
Rebels squat uid'r th tr. . - m Mt
cross legged in the shade of the adobe
De la Barra For Secretary of
Interior; Felix Diaz For
Secretary of War.
GEN. CUELLAR IS
FOR CABINET, TOO
s
AN ANTONIO, TEX.. Jan. 2S. R.
Gomez Robelo, accredited repre
sentative of Gen. Pascual Orozco,
jr., rebel chief of the northern' states
of Mexico, announces that at the pro
posed peace conference revolutionary
emissaries would demand the resigna
tion of president Madero and his cabi
net and the Instalatlon of Gen. Ger
onlmo Trevlno as president. jSenor Ro
belo, who recently was released from
federal custody here, after being
charged with neutrality violations, says
in his statement;
"As representative of Gen, Orozco
and of the military and civil bodies nf
the revolution, I announce to the people
of Mexico that the basis ofy restoring
peace In the republic are as follows:
"Resignation of Madero and his cab
inet "The formation of executive power
would be: As president. Gen. Geroni
mo Trevipo; secretary of foreign af
fairs, Francisco de la Barra; secretary
of interior, Inga Garcia Granadcs; sec
retary of finance, T. Equival Obregon;
secretary of agricultvre, Irva Estenol;
secretary pf public works. Gen. Felu
Diaz; secretary of war, Gon. S. Garcia
Cuellar; public execution. Dr. Francisco
Vasquez Gomez; justice, N. G. Garcia
Naranje.
"Gen. Orozco declines any personal
benefit and so will everyone of us, for
our country's sake."
Felix Diaz is now in jail In Mexico
City for having started the revolution
at Veracruz. He is a nephew of Gen.
Porfiro Diaz, ex-president of Mexico.
Gen. Garcia Cuellar, wanted by the
rebels as secretary of war, is e man,
who as a colonel, whipped Madero's
rebel army at Casas Grandest when Ma
dero hknself was shot in the arm. He
was for many years personal military
aid to president Diaz.
Francisco de la Barra is former pro
visional president of Mexico between
the Diaz and the Madero regimes and
prior to that, was Mexican ambassador
to the United States.
MEXICO PLANS
FOR PEACE TALKS
"Frederlco 3foye Is- Authorized 'to -Receive
Rebel ProposalsSnlaxar
Names His Commission,
Mexico City, Mex Jan. 28. Deputy
Juan Sarabia will leave here today
at the request of Gen. Inez Salazar, to
represent the rebels at the peace con
ference to be held in the vicinity of
Ahumada or Guadalupe in Chihuahua.
Gen. Salazar also requested Antonio
Soto y Gama and Dr. Vasquez Gomez
to represent the rebels. The former
is reported tObe willing to do so, but
Dr. Vasquez Gomez probably will be
prevented by order of the court, before
which he must answer a charge of
complicity in the revolutionary move
ment. Minister of the interior Hernandez
"sent a message last night to Frederico
Moye, one of the peace commissioners,
now In El Paso, to deal in the peace
negotiations direct with the rebel lead
ers, accepting no intermediaries. He In
sists that the commissioners have been
vested with power only to receive the
rebel proposals; not to act.
HOW DID BATTLESHIP
GET HERE ; ON WHEELS.?
The Denver News last Saturday print
ed the following as part of a "Washing
ton dispatch:
"Rebel activities in Mexico have again
assumed proportions along the border,
especially around Juarez, menacing to
the United States. So alarming were
several reports about the situation that
Maj. Gen. "Wood, chief of staff, sent a
message to Brig. Gen. Steever asking
him to make a personal Investigation
and report immediately. Gen. Steever
replied that there was 'grave danger of
an attack on Juarez last night," and
the attack was averted by the timely
( arrival of federal troops.
"According to Gen. Steever, there are
several large bands of rebels within a
radius of 30 miles of Juarez. It is be
lieved that if the revolutionists con
centrated their forces, they would be
able to retake Juarez.
"Fearing the possibility of raids and
depredations on American soil. Gen.
Steever wl'l maintain a vigilant
patrol of tht border. The Denver has
arrived and a refuge is thus afforded
for Americans if an outbreak occurs."
An "Anxious Denverite" writes The
Herald as follows, from Denver:
"Did the Denver arrive at El Paso on
wheels or was she hung from an aero-:
plane? As soon as you are through
with the cruiser, we would like to float
her on Cherry creek for our Indian
pageant of 1915."
Rebel Stronghold: ' g
With Armed Rebels Who Appropriate Its
houses some mere boys out for a lark
and others, like old Juan, are bent with
age and gray with years. All wear
ammunition belts filled with cartridges
and some two and three belts. They
were resting on their arms and few
rifles were to be seen in the streets,
as the order for the truce had been
issued the day before. Bits of red
bunting were wound about the sleeves
and hat of the soldiers of Salazar to
designate them from the irregular
troops of the government should an en
gagement occur.
Guadalupe Is approached from behind
a clump of cottonwoods heavy hung
little grist mill sticks up above the l
skyline of low adobes, and a giant
Cottonwood marks the crossing of the
two main streets. The road from
Fabens is through a thicket of tor
nillo, arrow weed and rank grass.
Along the street, which leads to the
heart of the village, there Is a fence
behind which the horses of the revolu
tion munch hay.
Headquarters of Commanders.
Over a broken backed bridge of poles
around a sharp turn to the left, and
Rojas's heidquarters is d ad ahead.
This is a low a-Iobe house built flush
with t str. et and with the rooms
Icvitr than the street grade. In the
y Ih Lib LJ tP Id
Immediately Becomes Texas
Senator and R. M. John
ston Steps Out.
CAPITOL SYNDICATE
HAS TOO MUCH LAND
Got Million Acres Too Much,
Is the Charge Bill For El
- Paso Mines School.
AUSTIN
o'cloc
USTIN, TEXAS, Jan. 28. At 1
clock this afternoon Morris
Sheppard was elected by the
legislature in separate session for both
the long term of six years and also for
the, short or unuexpired term of senator
Bailey. His vote In the house was
87 to 54 for CoL R. M. Johnston. In
the senate the vote was as follows:
Sheppard, 17; Johnston, 12.
After the senate had elected Shep
pard for the unexpired term, it imme
diately voted on the long term and
there was no opposition.
As soon as the house had voted for
the short, term a vote was taken on
the long term.
"Without opposition the question of
the election of a United States senator
for both the long and short terms was
taken up at 11 o'clock In both branches
of the legislature.
Burses anil Hudspeth foe Johnston.
In the house Sheppard was placed in
nomination by Henry, of Bowie, and
seconding speeches were made by
Spann, McDaniel, Rogers and others.
Johnston was placed in nomination by
Kirby, of Harris county, and seconding
speeches were made by Richard Bur
ges. of El Paso; Wortham and others.
In the senate Vaughan placed Shep
pard in nomination and seconding
speeches were made by senators Dar
win, Warren, Townsend, Lattimore.
Johnson and Collins. Johnston was
nominated by senator Baily, of Harris
county, and seconding speeches were
made by Watson, Claud Hudspeth, of
El Paso, and McNealus.
The legislature will meet tomorrow
In joint session to cast the joint ballot
forieflnard for both the long and
shqrt terms. " "-
snepparu on use scene.
. i pi a ........1....3 j .....t.. ..
terday afternoon from Washington and J General "Wood grand marshal of the
went directly to his hotel, where he f naw;urai parade, has completed the
remained for a short Unte and then p.-antzaOon of Ms staff with the se
proceeded to the heme of a fiSHT, lection of two aides de camp. They are
He felt confident himself and had the , j D Bloodsood. commander of the de
assurances of his friends that ho partment ot th Potomac. G. A. R., and
would be elected to the short term, as costeiK. commander of the de
well as to the other. He said he would tment of u,,, District of Columbia.
untirdaTaTnVVTe1 , fgu-f" Spanish-American War
T.A AAlnwul elLA Kv ii Inlnt cm. i eterailS.
sion of the legislature.
He will tnen
address the lawmakers.
' senator Is Only 3S.
Morris Sheppard lives in Texarkana
and is now serving his sixth term in
the house of representatives, having
been first elected to the 57th congress
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of his father. He is an attorney and
is a graduate of the university of Texas
and of Yale.
Mr. Sheppard was born May 2S, 1875,
at Wheatville, Morris county, Texas;
was a student in the common schools
of Daingerfleld, Pittsburg, Cumby, Aus
tin and Linden; entered the University
of Texas in 1891, taking the degrees
of A. B-, 1895. and LL. B.. 1S97; was
commencement speaker, academic de
partment. University of Texas, 1S95;
entered Yale university in 1S97, taking
the degree of L.L. M., 1898. winning the
Wayland prize debate, Yale law school,
1898, and delivering the master's ora-
tlnn onniTneneement Yale law school.
1S9R- heenme a member of the Phi!
Beta Kappa Alpha of Texas In 1905.
He was elected sovereign banker, or
national treasurer. Woodmen of the
World, the second largest fraternal In
surance order in the United States, at
Memphis. March, 1S99, reelected at Mil
waukee in May 1903, and at Norfolk in
May. 1907.
He began the practice of law at
Pittsburg, Texas, in 1S98. and moved to
Texarkana in 1S99. where he continued
to follow his profession; was on the
stump in several states in the national
campaigns of 1904 and 1908.
To Probe Capitol Syndicate.
Somewhat of a stir was created in
the house yesterday afternoon when a
resolution was introduced by repre
sentatives Wortham and Williams re
onestinsr the land commissioner to
?e taTat'siJss..0' wu'S
incuts .. c ---- .i.i-t, t.ilr i Kuvy euiit:, iw jru., wan. .so. taeiiuiu
that the capltol ayndca.te- .whl?'lftiu,I01i Francis E. Warren, Republican, re
th. stntehouse. recenea i.uuu.uuv i .,j ,c -..,. ,i wr.v, -a t.-j,i-i-
acres more lana man " wii--v.
with the state called for. The contract
was for 3,000,000 acres, and the resolu
a. Kff sATn tA A
tion declares tnat tne --"-"' "-,
acres and still
already sold s.otw.wuu
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Norman M Walker
Best Houses and Fattest Cattle.
main room of this house, with its
hatched Telling, whitewashed walls
and dirt floor Gen. Tony holds his
lBvne with visitors from the American
s!d Cat-a-corncred across the street
intersection is a tumbled down and
aged adobe where Gen. Salazar. the
enmmander-ln-chlef lives and has his
headquarters. A long haired Indian
with a red badge on his hat. stands
irtiard at the patio entrance to Sala
fas quarters, and another Indian
guards' the entrance from the patio to
his nrivate bed chamber. In this
Ills priic tai VtoxiesTi nar-
iromhe broad shouldered general meets
his private visitors and holds the con- J
Terences Of peace anu war.
Through the thin dotted swiss win-
ible like a panorama. Felt hatted Mex
icans slouch along the road, Mexican
cowboys with leather chaps and stet
son hats, small boys with little 22
rifles, Indians with bobbed hair and
officers in tan corduroys, pass and re
pass along the street, or lounge under
the cottonwoods Two mounted rebels
come down the road, dragging a wood
wagon with their tie ropes which they
had commandeered from a nearbv
ram h Patrols come and go in all
directions and curious native noraen
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JUDGE SLOAN IS
STANDING PAT
Believes Republican Party Is the Pro
gressive Party and "Will
Again Lend.
"Washington. D. Ci. Jan. 28. "In the
west the Democratic party as a party
is not growing stronger," declared for
mer governor Richard E. Sloan, of Ari
zona, here today. Governor Sloan, who
was nominated by president Taft for
the federal bench in Arizona, has not
been confirmed, although he has the
endorsement of the national commit
teemen of the three big parties and
many others.
"The west," continued governor
Sloan, "is radical. But it is not so
radical that it cannot be progressive.
f In my view of things, the Republican
party is the truly progressive party.
I believe that In some things, the! Re
publican party will have to modify Its
views. There may have to be some
changes made, some concessions grant
ed, but upon the fnudamental princi
ples, the Republican party will stand
pat, and it will be returned to power.
I have been known as a Taft man, a
standpater. I am still a standpater.
There are some things advocated by
the Progressives that I do not approve,
but I am not bitterly opposed to them.
For instance. I do not believe in the
initiative and referendum, but I am not
violently opposed to it. It is a fact
that the voters among the Republi
cans and Progressives are not so far
apart a3 the leaders of the' two parties.
In Arizona the two parties could get
together in five minutes, and they
will get together. Arizona is known
as a Democratic state, but it is a
very close state, and I am confident
that we can carry it for the Repub
lican ticket.
"If the Democrats make a radical re
vision of the tariff, it is going to result ,
in their defeat two years hence." ,
WINS ELECTION BET;
WILL SEE INAUGURAL
Kansas Man "Who Vowed Never to Have
Hair Cut Until Democrat Was Elected
"Will See "Wilson Inangnrated.
"Washington. D. C. Jan. 2S. Although
the first nails In the Inauguration
grandstand have not been driven, rep
resentative Neeley. of Kansas, has ap
plied for a seat. Mr. Neeley wants the
seat -for a constituent who, in 1908,
vowed never to have his hair defiled by
a barber until a Democrat wasxelected
president.
Onlv the signature of president Taft
' is needed to the resolution of congress
authorizing the inaugural committee to
erect stands on public space, string
overhead wires or conduits for special
illumination and borrow flags and en
signs from the warand navy depart
ments to carry out its plan for the
ceremonies incident to the inauguration
of president-elect Wilson.
The "Wilson club of Trenton, N. J., is
to have a post -of honor in the parade
as the "original "Wilson ctab," accord
ing to inaugural committee officials.
The Wilson club, of Staunton, Vi, the
president-elect's birthplace, was a con
tender for this honor.
It la estimated that tkrea-fourths of
the o"7erors-of-the--state--efisi-oE-4feeH
, ffiaBETinf rlr 11111 otutnd tliA inflncr-
r v
TTAH SOLON INTRODUCES
BILL TO GOVERN MARRIAGES
Salt Lake City. Utah, Jan. 28. To
prevent the propagation of criminals,
imbeciles and others whose mental or
physical condition might tend to pre
vent the advancement of the race, a
bill has been introduced in the house
by Dr. James W Skolfield. providing
for a state bureau of eugenics to gov
ern marriages and for the sterilization
of the unfit.
NEW JERSEY LEGISLATORS ELECT
WILLIAM HUGHES TO SENATE
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 2S. The two
houses of the state legislature, voting
separately today, elected former con
gressman Wm. Hughes, Democrat, to
the United States senate to succeed
Frank O. Briggs, Republican, whose
term expires March 4, next Hughes
won in the Democratic primaries last
fall.
TILLMAN
OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ELECTED FOR FOURTH TER5I
Columbia. S. C, Jan. 2S. United
States senator Benjamin Tillman was
reelected today at sessions of both
houses of the generally assembly. This
Is his fourth consecutive term. Last
nln-ht there was a current of ooDosi
tion to him but it disappeared and he J
carried the entire membership present.
HEAD OF BASEBALL LEAGUE
IS BLECTED TO THE SENATE.
Little Rock, Ark.. Jan. 28. W. M.
Eavanaugh. president of the Southern
baseball league, was chosen United
States senator from Arkansas for the
short term today by separate votes
in the house amd senate.
SENATOR WARREN REELECTED
BY WYOMING LEGISLATURE.
Democrat, 38 votes for United States
senator in the two houses of
Wyoming legislature today.
KANSAS ELECTS DEMOCRAT
TO THE U. S. SENATE.
Topeka, Kans., Jan. 28. Judge Wm.
H Thompson, of Garden City, a Demo
crat was cnosen unnea states senator .
to succeed senator Curtis, a Republi- j
can, by the Kansas legislature today.
GOLD MINE FOUND IN
ASSAYS ARE MORE 7 HAN $200 A TON
WELL NEAR SARAGOSA
Pecos, Tex, Jan. 28. The discovery of gold in a well about 12 miles soatheast
of Saragosa has aroused a great deal of interest and some excitement in this city.
The discovery was made by Mexicans who were digging a well for T. K. Wilson,
who owns a railroad section between Borilla and Cox Draw.
The Mexicans found the lead that showed indications of gold at .a depth of 80
feet below the surface.. After some time the news of the discovery reached H.
Bobbins, a cattleman. Mr. Bobbins sent some samples to two different aseayers, .n
order to be sure of his ground. His returns were most flatterisffi eae of the rocks
assaying in the neighborhood of $200 to the ton in gold, and the other running
$220. From eight t ten ounces of silver were shown and a traee of copper in each,
instance.
Robbing immediately closed a deal with Wilson for the entire section of land,
after making sure that the section was a railroad grant witi tl mineral rights
adhering, The samples were taken from a lime-iron contact
Work will soon be started on the development of the prospect For the promo
tion of the prospect and its proper development, Mr. Bobbins decided to organize a
stock company, most of the shares of which will be taken by Eeeves county people.
The preliminary plans were made at a meeting in Ross & Hubbard's law offices ia
Pecos, and application was sent to the state capital for a charter for the Siragoia
Gold Mining company.
ELECTED
He Is Elected by Senate and
House of the State at
Noon Tuesday.
EFFORT TO TAKE
HIS TOGA FAILS
Attempt of Democrats to
Elect a Spanish-American
Is a Failure.
S
ANTA FE, N. M Jan. 28. Senator
A. B. Fall was chosen senator at
noon today, receiving 15 votes in
the senate and 28 in the house. The
balance were scattering. The election
will be ratified in joint session, tomor
row. Thus the New Mexico legislature sets
at rest any doubt as to the legality of
the second election of the senator a
year ago It was contended by hi3
opponents that his second election last
year, to succeed himself on the ex
piration of the short term which he
was serving, was illegal. The legisla
ture in effect conceded this by agree
ing to the election today, at which, he
was chosen for a six-year term.
Resolution Causes Fight.
The defeat in the house yesterday of
a resolution that it was the sense of
the house that a "Spanish-American"
be elected to the United States senate
for the term beginning March. 4. and
secret caucuses last night by the Re
publicans. Democrats and Progressives,
started rumors that there might be a
break today in the 40 Republican and
Progressive votes pledged at a recent
caucus to senator Fall. But the sena
tor received 43 votes when, the first
ballot was taken.
It was rumored that senator Fall
might fail to muster the necessary 37
votes necessary to elect him. which
would develop a senatorial deadlock.
There was also a report in circula
tion last night and early today that an
attempt might be made to depose
speaker Baca and elect a "Progressive"
as presiding officer. Speaker Baca has
been leading the opposition against the
reelection of senator Fan.
Democrats Back Resolution.
. Tha-resolution to elect a "native" was
offered" by representatives Campbell
ana Carter. As soon as the rselotiou."
was read, the fight began, it 'was of
fered by Democrats, and Republicans
called the -whole affair "peanut poli
tics" and said that the Democrats had
no love for the natives'.
This was replied to by Rogers, Car
ter and others on the Democratic side
of the house. Llewellyn claimed that in
Democratic counties a Mexican was not
allowed to enter places of amusement.
Blanchard, Toombs and Catron, tha
standpat combination of the house, all
had a band in the fight and finally De
Vargas, to try to entrap the Democrats,
offered as an amendment to the reso
lution that the words "straight Repub
lican" be Inserted after the words
"Spanish-American."
Immediately Campbell accepted the
amendment and the amendment was
adopted by a vote of 26 to 16.
Fall Men "In a Hole."
Then, when the vote came on tha
adoption of tha resolutions, the Fall
supporters feared to offend the "na
tives" by rejecting the resolution and
feared to let it pass, because it would
pledge them to vote against Fell, but
they finally decided to vote It down
and stick to senator Fall.
Only two Democrats voted against It.
The Democrats claimed that they had
nothing to lose, as they could not pos
sibly elect a senator.
"Church and State."
The resolution was as follows:
"Be it resolved by the house of rep
resentatives of the second session of
the first legislature of the state 2
Sew Mexico:
"Whereas, the ancestors of the Span-1
ish-American people of New Mexico
first raised the standards of civilization
and planted the cross of Christianity on
the soil of this western continent; and.
whereas, succeeding ancestral genera
tions braved the wilds of the mid-continent,
reclaimed the soil of New Mexi
co from the domain of the wild beast
and the savage and made it & fit place
for the habitation of civilization, and.
"Whereas, many of the ancestral
pioneers were martyrs in the cause in
which the ever blessed Redeemer of tha
world was the first, and consecrated
the domain of our sunshine state 'with,
their blood to the Christian civilization,
of the Master; and.
Descendants of nintory Makers.
"Whereas, more than 65 percent oS
tllA nflnlck f VAn. 'Vf'aT'ir tfulflv flr. thn
! direct descendants of these historic
conquistadores and belong by blood and
language to that venerable race whoso
undying glory it was to discover and
open man's greatest continent; and,
"Whereas, New Mexico is the only
state in the American union that Is
dlstinetlv He1etet hv history to the
"sunctly dedicated by history to tne
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