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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 3, 1913 12 Pages
Fair tonight and Tuesday: colder
tonight warmer Tuesday, f
This Will Be Headquarters
of Cavalry Brigade, Gen.
COL. WEST TO GO
TO SAN ANTONIO
WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 3.
Provision for toe tactical
formation of the United States
army into three Infantry divisions and
one cavalry division Is made In an
order issued by direction of president
Taft and made public by secretary of
war Stimson. This plan of reorganiza
tion will become effective Feb. IS and
includes the entire mobHe army within
the continental limits of the United
Gen. E. Z. Steever 'will command the
second cavalry brigade and remain at
CoL Frank West will command the
, first cavalry brigade at-San -Antonio.
CoL C. A. P. Hatfiedl, 13th cavalry.
will command the third brigade, with
headquarters at Ft. Riley.
The f 11 tli and ninth cavalry are to
comprise the command of Gen. Steever,
one of the regiments to be stationed at
Fort Bliss, the other in Arizona.
The 12th and 13th cavalry are to be
brigaded under CoL Hatfield at Fort
The second, third and 14th cavalry
will comprise the first brigade, under
command of CoL West at San Antonio.
The 11th and 15th cavalry have been
brigaded lor mobilization only.
All cavalry now on the Mexican bor
der will remain at its present stations
for the time being.
Hitherto there has been no tactical
army organization other than a regi
ment There have been no brigades
nor divisions existing in time of peace.
In order to carry out the necessary
administrative work connected with
the military establishment of the
I'nited States, the country has been
divided by the new order into four
geographical departments an eastern,
central, western and southern, with
headquarters respectively at Governor's
Island. Chicago, San Francisoc and San
Antonio. One army division will be
situated in each of these departments,
the cavalry division being in the
southern department along the Mexi
can border, with an infantry division
in each of the remaining: deDartments.
The eastern and western departments
are virtually the same territorially as I
the present eastern and 'western divi
sions, while the southern department is
cut from the present central division.
By direction of president Taft, the
following assignments to command of
departments, divisions, brigades and
districts are announced:
The eastern department, 34aj. Gen. Arkansas; Fletcher. Gardner. Hltch
TbomHrHT BSTy;hSJnt51 25rt coekTjEnnson,' Johnson, of Alabama;
Tasker H. Bliss (at present command- e7s Simmons. Smith, of Arizona:
ing department of the east): the west
ern department Mai. Gen. Arthur Mur
ray; the Philippine department, Maj.
Qen. J. Franklin Bell, including district
of Luzon. Brig. Gen. Clarence R. Ed
wards: and district of Mindanao, Brig.
Qen. John J. Pershing; the Hawaiian
department. Brig. Gen. Frederick
The first division commanded by
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Barry, includes
the following commanders: First
brigade. Brig. Gen. Marion P. Maus,
second brigade, Brig. Gen. Robert K.
Evans. , '
The second division, commanded by
Ma:. Gen. William H. Carter.' will be
made up of the following brigades:
Fourth bricrade. commanded, by Brig.
Gen. Ramsay D. Potts; fifth brigade,
under Brig. Gen. Frederick A. Smith;
sixth bricade, under Brig. Gen. Ralph
W Hoyt i
The third division, commanded by
Maj. Gen Arthur Murray, includes the
following commanders: Seventh brig
ade, commanded by senior colonel;
eighth brieade, under Brig. Gen. Walter
The cavalry division will be com
manded by Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss,
and the following 'Will be his brigade
commanders: First cavalry brigade.
CoL Frank West, second cavalry, now
at Fort Bliss; second cavalry brigade.
Brig. Gen. E. Z. Steever, now at Fort
Bliss: third cavairy brigade. Col
Charles A. P. Hatfield, 13th cavalry,
now at Hachita, N. M.
The territorial organization hereto
fore existing' is discontinued and for
military purposes the territory Of the
United States is organized into four
geographical departments. Hawaii and
the Philippines constituting twe more.
Letter SeHt Krera Sew York to EI Paso
PremiifiBe Sure Thinscw, Causes
Man's Arrest Here.
A 'circular letter guaranteeing that
for 310 the names of three winning
horses would be sent, or for the balance
of the race meeting at Juarez either
six or 10 horses would be sent for $35.
led up to the arrest of J. P. McAdams,
a race horse man, by detectives Satur
day afternoon, on a charge of vagran
cy. He was released on a 32M bond,
pending his trial in the police court,
which has been set down for Tuesday
morning at 8.30 oclock.
The letter was returned from New
"York, having been received there, the
detectfves said, on January 16 last,
and by a prospective client. The name.
-J. P. McAdams, owner and trainer."
appeared at the top. Underneath wre
the words. "Returning to Juarez." The
letter went on to say that the 'writer
had the best betting propositions at
"I guarantee to send one horse not
every day, oh, no! we do not prepare
them that fast we may not have but
six during the balance of the meeting.
"This is a first class proposition." the
utter continues. T honestly believe if
you can wait and bet ,on nothing else
bUt tne DQTSKS -L BWUi JWU OTJl 1IHU (U16
a very happy and prosperous Kew
VICTIMS OF HOLDUP
Soldiers From the Juarez Garrison Say
Lights "Were Tamea Out and They
Were Robbed In El Paso Pool Hall.
Carnacion Ontiveros ana Julian Alva
rado, soldiers in the federal army sta
tioned at Juarez, were the victims of a
holdup at the corner of Eighth and
Stanton streets Saturday night about
10 oclock, wherein $150 Mexican money
was taken from them. According to
the men thev came to this side ana
went into the saloon located on that
corner. Adjoining the saloon ineysaia
is a pool hall and they walked back
intp It to ch the games No sooner j
-.P ni.a ,v. rinC vvi-n errabbed them.
and while some of them held their
arms, others went through their pock
ets taking eveiythimr of value they
,aH Francisco Sedillo and Adrean
(.uitterez. arrested b the police, are J
beincr held in connection with the case.
SWORN IN AS
Single Term For Presidents
Is Passed by Senate and
Sent to tlie House.
NEW TARIFF LAW
ASHINGTON, D. C Feb. 3.
Morris Sheppard, of Texas,
v vm sworn in as a United
States senator today, succeeding R. iL
Johnston, who had been appointed by
governor Colquitt, of Texas, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
senator J. W. Bailey. William R. Webb,
of Tennessee, succeeding senator Saun
ders, was al&o sworn in today.
Senator O'Gorman introduced an
amendment to the rivers and harbors
appropriation bill for 3360,600 to
straighten Harlem river ship canaL
Primaries for Postmasters.
The postoffice committee of the sen
ate began consideration of postoffice
appropriation bill delegating to a sub
committee an amendment to provide the
selection of postmasters by primaries.
The senate passed a bill prvoiding for
a new system of army court martinis.
The judiciary committee favorably
reported the house bill giving court of
claims jurisdiction over the southern
states cotton claims.
The pensinon committee recommended
a pension of 575 monthly to the widow
of Lieut. Gen. Arthur McArthur.
Single Term Passes Senate.
The onstitutional amendment which
would restrict the president of the
United States to a single term of six
years and would bar Woodrew Wilson
and Theodore Roosevelt and William
H. Taft from again seeking election,
was approved by the senate by the nar
row majority of one vote. The vote
was 47 to 23. the deciding vote being
cast by senator worKs, wno introduced
the resolution, v
Will Be Submitted to States.
The resolution now goes to the house
for its approval. If ratified there by
a two-thirds vote, it will be submitted
to the legislatures of the states and
will become effective when three
fourths of the 48 states of the union
officially have approved it. .
An amendment by senator Hitchcock,
that would have exempted former presi
dents and made the new provision
take effect March 4. 1917, was voted
down, 42 to 27, and an amendment by
senator Sutherland to exempt the presi
dent in office when the amendment
finally may be ratified, was defeated
SS to 28.
How the Senators Voted. -Senators
who supported the single
term resolution on its final passage
Democrats Ashurst Bankhead, Bry
an, Chamberlain, million, uistkc ot
Smith nf fUtirtrisL- Smith of Marvland:
Swaneon, Thomas, Thornton and Wil-
Republicans Brandegee, Brown.
Burnham. Burton. Catron, Clark, of
Wyoming; Cummins. Dillingham, Du
pont. Gamble, Guggenheim. McCuraber,
Kelson, Penrose, Perkins. Sraoot, Suth
erland Wetmore and Works.
Opponents of Resolution.
Rebublieans Borah, Bourne. Brad
ley, Brlstow, Curtis, Gallinger. Jackson,
Jones, Kenyon, JLa Follette, Lippitt,
Lodge. McLean, Oliver. Page. Richard
son, Sanders. Stephenson and Townserid.
Progressives Clapp, Dixon and Poin
dexter. Democrats Snively.
Immigration Bill Approved.
The Immigration bill in controversy
between the house and senate for sev
eral weeks was adopted by the senate
in The form agreed on by the conference
committee. The bill provides a litera
cy test. It now goes to the president
Democrats Draft Tariff Law.
Democratic members of the hpuse
committee on ways and means today
began the preparation of the bill for
the revision of the tariff with the
plan of holding daily executive ses
sions until the work is completed. It
is expected this will result about
Chairman Underwood will submit the
plan to a Democratic caucus of the
hense the first feek of the extra ses
sion. Upon the approval by the caucus
of the form schedule by schedule
or as a single measure, will call in the
Republicans of the committee for a
perfunctory vote and be ready to re
port to the house.
Texan Quizzes Wickersham.
Representative Garner, of Texas, in
troduced a bill calling en attorney
general Wickercham to submit a state
ment as to whether he has held up the
Texas indictment against John D.
Archbold and other Standard Oil of
ficials. The house passed the Carter bill to
permit Oklahoma coal companies to
lease additional land adjoining their
Convey Land to Texas.
It also passed the Garner bill to con
vey to Texas 100 acres of the Fort
Brown military reservation.
TEXAS ON CASH
BASIS ONCE MORE
Austin. Tex., Feb. 3. The state of
Texas went on a cash basis, according
to announcement made today by stale
treasurer Edwards. The deficit in the
general revenue which has existed
since October 2, 1912, was wiped out to
day, and from now on all warrants will
be paid on presentation.
The state treasurer has received up
wards of $1,009,000 as tax collections
from collectors over the state, which
wiped oat the deficit of $500,000 and
left sufficient fundi on hand to- main
tain a cash basis.
It is expected that, including school
taxes there will be received this month
: ; ?
MRS. PBJVXYIIACKBR TO
ADDRESS BL PASOANS.
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker.
president of the Federation of
Woman's clubs, will speak this
evening at the First Christian
church on Oregon street The
public has been invited by the
El Paso Woman's club to attend
this lecture by Mrs. Penny
backer who Is one of the elo
quent women orators of the
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SENATOR HUDSPETH TO
ADDRESS PANHANDLE CATTLBMEX
pTooayccepted an invitation to
Oliver an address at the annual meet-
Vustin. Tex. Feb. s. senator jbuos-
iner or the Panhandle Stock Raisers'
association which Is to be held at
Amarillo, March 4 to 6. Senator Huds
peth sas that ifthe proper efforts are
made El Paso will get the next annual
meet n it He will work to that end
INCOME TAXTOL0 STRIP
MEASURE IN JACKSON OE
Passed the Senate Saturday,
the House Today County
Salaries Bill Ready.
KILLED BY SENATE
ANTA FE, X. M., Feb. 5. Income
tax amendment to the federal con
stitution passed the house on the
suspension of rules at 2:46 p. m. It
passed the senate Saturday.
Salaries SHI Ready.
The joint finance committees of. the
senate and house assert today that they
have agreed upon a county salaries bill
and upon a bill fixing the salaries of
district attorneys and that these meas-
, ures will both be reported Wednesday.
It is expected that a lively fight will
take place over both measures. It is
not known whether the governor will
sign either of them in the event that
they are passed. The classifications of
counties in the county salaries bill do
not conform to the recommendations
made by the governor in his message
at the opening of the legislature.
Several Bills Killed.
At its' session Saturday afternoon,
the senate blighted a number of fond
hopes. House bill No. 29, Carter's auti
dobbying bill, "which had been passed
lobbying bill, was reported unfavorably
by the judiciary committee, and life is
about extinct. It goes to the calendar,
and at the session this afternoon, the
regular procedure would be for the
chairman of the judiciary committee
to move that the bill be tabled in
definitely. It Is exceptions that prove
the rule and the only exception to this
procedure this session came up when
Pankey's bill for the purity in the elec
tion of judges, taking the judgee ant
of politics, was reported unfavorably.
but the next day was given- a new t
lease of life by being recommitted.
Traveling: Library Moaxnre Killed.
Two other measures which wm wt
to sleep by the above described pill pi ail
route Saturday were the bills to Unit
the hours of employment fr -fromnn,
and to provide for free txwallng
libraries. These bills had bees Intro
duced at the request of the federation
of woman's clubs of the state, and the
women, were very active in urging their
passage, but the judiciary committee
did not .see it that way.
The judiciary committee also reported
uniavoraaiy on ue jmi to
ma the Din xoti
punishment for persons
first degree murder.
Bills reported favorably Include the
act to allow justices of the peace juris
diction in matters up to $200. reported
with amendments; allowing a addi
tional district judge in the Fifth dis
trict, substitute reported for the house
bill; allowing the salary and expenses
of the state mine inspector for the
period from the date of his qualifica
tion to the end of the fiscal year, for
which no appropriation had been made:
the bill relating to public moneys, and
the bill providing for the printing and
translating of the go vernorst message.
Still Slany New Measures.
New bills introduced Saturday after
noon in the senate were:
'No. 78 Sulzer, prescribing the quali
fications for voters in elections on bond
No. 79 Sulzer, to amend the law re
lating to the collection of road taxes.
No. SO Clark, to amend the compiled,
laws so as to allow the state Insane
asylum to let six months contracts
for supplies. ' I
No. 81 Walton, to amend the law re- !
Iating to the formation of corporations.
No. 82 Walton, to amend the act
incorporating Silver City so as to allow
the levying of a 5 mill tax for the re
pair of roads and highways within the
No. 8$ Walton, providing for a tax
of gifts, legacies, etc.
No. 84 Ilfeld. to amend section 3234
of the compiled laws of 1S97.
No. 85 Ilfeld, relating to insane
No. 86 Holt, to restrict the spread
ing of Johnson grass.
No. 87 Holt, prohibiting the unlaw
ful appropriation of electric current,
gas or water, and prohibiting the tam
pering with gas, electric or water
To Print State Laws.
A bill of far reaching importance
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Hueco Natural Park, At Door of tl
Pao, Not Surpassed In United States
Is Far More Beautiful Than Worla Noted Garden of the Gods; EI Paso Should BHy It, Build a Read to It and Preserve!
It for Its Historical Importance and its Beauty.
HE Garden of the Gods is known ,
all over the world as a great
across the continent to see it. El Paso
has at its doors a far more wonderful
Ptural park and yet few people, even
in Kl Paso, know of Its existence.
Hueco, Natural Park. Just "31 miles
w . fR" of El Pao. directly out past
? Bl'8' ls scenic wonder that can
saieiv b Cain tA h... nn AA.ni . ha
ii-uj ;."" ...c jiu ciimi . c
wonders thai' are larger or different '
" f". deep canyons and caverns. '
ifcJ-TS."Pr,a!s. ln the mountainside ,
.j Elates; mere are other scenic
that t tfo. e nat even CO"1 It, none
,. "av. seen. and I once spent a 1
GodsmV" Yn G3 of the"
( av.e. rapture at the
von nf tk V. ol Arizona and the Can
J. e 9rnd in Colorado; have
hr.TinA.-,, . tamous Cascades on the .
sTha whlngton and Oregon I
tlied 5fen aU of tnc lly ad.M- J
sS;n,c Anders of the Vnited
..?" eIlowFtone 1-ark and ,
mlMiiut. h JNoDody can have an
bflumni i?6 of the wonders of the
out vfaitwn?' at Hueco Tank; w!th
Salntth.8 p,ace: Moran. who
Save almoBt ?nn ranJ-n. s said to
-7 thi lost hlb m,n " tring to
?L u Z2l0rf- lt thls if fue. he oull
,.. mpletel' at Mueco. Jt is not
greaTe " but t0 my mlnd rt la
a nI"torIeaI and Beautiful.
eT aid.e 'I0"1 its beauty, the Hueco
Scenic Park has a historical signif.
cance that also makes it interesting
It was an indian rend-zous bofon
v.hite man came here The sil - of t-u-canyons
and th caves art covered v.itii
Ring Proposes to Create New
District Court to Handle
GRAND JURY WOULD
BE IN RING HANDS
RUMOR in circulation is to the
effect that the proposed creation
of the new district court for El
Paso means return to control by the
ring of the grand juries, the new dis
trict judge having the exclusive right
to make the appointments In that re-
The 34th district court which
I now has jurisdiction over both crimi
nal and civil caaes, will be made, the
rumor has it, an exclusive civil court,
while the criminal cases will be turned
over to the new court Judge Dan M.
Jackson, elected on the antt ring ticket,
presides over the workings of the 34 th
district court at present and has the
appointment of all the grand juries.
The talk of the third district court,
which would have exclusive jurisdic
tion over criminal matters, started
soon after the close of the county cam
paign and with the election of judge
What is believed to be a forerunner
of the criminal district court, is the
proposed bill, fostered by R. F. Bur
gess and Eugene Harris, in which it is
proposed that the district court to be
created is to have jurisdiction over all
criminal and civil matters of the coan
ty court. This would result in making
only a probate court out of the latter.
At the meeting of the Bar association
Monday morning. F. G. Morrisi suggest
ed the creation of a county court at
law instead of the new district court.
He said it would be less expensive than
a district court and would have the
same effect of relieving the present
county court of congestion. A county
court jury, he cited, needs only six
men. while a Jury in the district court
would require 12. He mentioned other
instances in which the district court
would be more expensive."
Judge Morris offered a resolution
that it was the sentiment of the bar
that the legislature should create a
new district court "with only the usual
jurisdiction of a district court.", and
that, if necessary to relieve the con
gestion of the county court, a court of
law be also created for this court, in
accordance with a precedent set in
Dallas county in 1907. -The resolutions
went over to Thursday morning for
Incomes of Over $5000 Will
Probably Be Taxed Under
THE DECIDING VOTE
r-y j ASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 3.
5k An income tax, Is now one of
I v v the prQvisioss of the constitu
The new law probably will provide
for a tax on incomes over $5060.
Ratification by the states would
bring in about $100,600,000 a year to the
Will Drop ExcImc Taxi
Now that the tax is provided by the
constitution the proposed excise tax
framed by the Democratic leaders In
1912 to meet the supreme court's decis
ion, whieb held a former income tax
unconstitutional, will be dropped, and
some of Its provisions may be included
in the new law.
West Virginia ratified the amend
ment last week. One house In J New
Jersey and one in New Mexico have
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Indian hieroglyphics that 'were written .
lucre iraK.it uie reu aiiu juiiuw uuiicas I
before history was written of this conn
try; there are names of "Forty-Niners"
who passed through there, and here, to
California during the gold rush; of
pioneers whi cfcme later, when the fa
mous Butterfield stage route was the
enly means of transcontinental triffic
and there are also the names of those
of modern times, more's the P'ty, who
hae scribbled with iamg black or
carved with pocket knivo. There has
"ot ? b"a enouSh vnnda'iam
r"" rao Cnn't Have It.
Looking from the side of the great
canyons and peaks Sunday at the
rugged beauty of this wonderful spot.
rugged beauty of this wonderful spot,
I thought what a Pity that Kl Paso
city and EI Paso county have not
rtallzed its greatness and taken some
steps to open It, to advertise it and to
preserve it. We have so few places of
bucli beauty in this region cf great desert
t vrans.'S, that the few we .iae should
b- accessible; should be prosered. Ihey
i-hould be sated for the!.- historical mi
ptttancc and opened up for their
scenic beautv; as the picnic and" recre
ation grounds of the El Pasonans of
tod.i and of future Kl Pasoans.
Th road to this spot is now not good.
but tht expenditure of a few thousand
icllars wo il,l make it excellent, put
u at the un doois of El Pasoans. It
l- onl 31 iules out from the heart f
Kl Patu, and we uroi it each nay
iunda in an hour and thirty minutes,
with the road full of sand. It would be
just an hour's drive with the roads in
f:ood shape, and they could be put into
ood shape at small cost
Troni Foi t Uli-s out for about 1!
n lies, the ta'iJ is not ht-avy, JP-
Dismissal of 466 Students
From A. & M. College
Causes Legislative Action.
BLOW AIMED AT ,
v "SOCIAL CLUBS"
AUSTIN, TEX, Feb. 3. As a result
of the baaing at the A. & M.
college which resulted Saturday
night in the dismissal of 466 Students
from the institution, a resolution was
adopted in the senate today signed by
senator Carter and 21 others, commend-
l ..I..-. &miMW a .1.A InatlttttlAn
. i r"'""JS iTJuVJ .Vvl Vn thl t-
. .V IU. C.OTUW ." ...... ..-
ter ana condemning nazmg.
A bill was also introduced today in
the senate by senator Nugent and three
others, prohibiting hazing at the. Uni
versity of Texas and the A. & M. col
lege and other educational institutions
of the state.
The bill also provides for the dismis
sal of any teacher, instructor or mem
ber of the faculty who permits hazing.
A fine of from $25 to $300 is imposed
for the violation of the act. A jail
sentence of 10 days to two months is
Blow at Social Clubs.
Senator Lattimore today iniroduced
his bill which seeks to prohibit the
sale of exchange of intoxicating liquor
in social clubs and providing that
liquor shall only be sold in the regu
larly licensed saloons.
To Probe Juvenile School.
A resolution was adopted in the
senate providing for an investigation
of the conditions at the state training
school for juveniles. It provides
for the appointment of a committee
tiK?)fe senators ..afl&aS saae
MfTOtigatidh and ascfRffi fts Sleds.
A compulsory fire escape bill was
also introduced by senator Carter. '
For SHnday Theaters.
Senator Hudspeth today had read in
the senate a petition signed by 64 citi
zens of El Paso in which they urge
him to oppose the Lattimore bill which
seeks to abolish Sunday theaters.
The poker investigation began its
probe today, to ascertain whether or
not any member of the house has.
played poker 'with lobbyists. By a vote
Of 2 to 2 the committee to make the
investigation decided to have it be
hind closed doors, consequently the
newspaper men were barred from the
proceedings. A number of witnesses
hTe been summoned to give testimony.
slrrigatfoB Measure Opposed.
The house committee on irrigation
today in an open hearing considered the
Surges general irrigation bilL Forty
representatives ot irrigation, rice ami
Bower companies appeared before the
oonynlttoa 4a oTBoatMuu Ab jth pJtt on.
the grounds that their rights are not
fixed by the provisions of the MIL
Jt-aty mil passes.
The Katy consolidation bill was
passed finally in the senate today
without any amendments. The hoqse
has already passed the measure and
now it goes to the governor for his sig
nature. Railway Measures Come First.
Not until all of the railroad consoli
dation bills have been enacted into
laws will there be any other legislation
of general importance considered. This
is now apparent consequently those
members of the legislature who have
other measures pending, which they
deem important have decided to expe
dite the railroad bills so that other
matters may be taken up. This situ
ation is not confined exclusively to
either branch of the legislature. This
condition exists in the house, despite
the fact that rules were adopted which
made the platform demands preferential
The Alamo Measure.
Another measure which is destined
for early consideration is the Alamo
bill, which seeks to change the present
law so as to vest exclusive control of
the Alamo property in the hands of the
Daughters of the Republic and take
away the authority now exercised by
the governor. It is practically certain
that this bill will pass in both branches
of the legislature, and then -it will be
sent to the governor for approval, and
again there is grave doubt as to its
fate. Should the governor disapprove
the bill, a strong effort will be made
to pass it over his veto, but there is no
certainty that this will prove suc
cessful. Labor For Viomen,
the umta committee having this pro
nosed legislation in charge. The new
bill, which has been given a favorable
report Is a little more elastic than the
one previously considered. While it
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By G. A. Martin
little caliche would make the road good.
J rom a poini iwu . C"
in. i.nk." th. rnaa is over immu
caliche and would require very little
Some Bad Road. -
The remaining 13 intervening miles
are not bad all the way. but in some
places the sand is very deep, and on a
day like Sunday, whan the wind is
blowing strong, driving to or from
the place is most disagreeable. .Low
speed Is often necessary for automo
biles not of the heaviest type. And th
read will get gradually worse as tha
uii. w h. unfi fttid vehicles tra
verse lt and cut into it. The recent
-,.,., kid ik. rnnil in falrlv food Shape.
but the travel has been heavier lately
than ever before since the stage rjwte
ceased to exist and the road has been
frst cut to pieces. Eight cars went out
Sunday from El Paso to see this great
scenic park but few of the excursion
ists reallv saw all its wonders and
l.f auties. Some got there too late, some
didn't try to explore. To find all the
interesting points, it is necessary to
climb the rocks and this is always
ver much like oi k. But the rocks are
easy to climb holes in them make
nany of them like stairs, almost but
even climbing stairs a hundred feet or
more, is tiresome.
"IVhat "We Saw.
Our party Sm.1a. after stopping at J
the first tank, at the Escontrlas ranch
h use. walked o or the ridge of the
si lid rock mountain eastward from the
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buiit' about a spring that bubbles f roan,
the side of the solid rock mountain,
until we came to a canvon and a sec-
i nd lank and watering place for stock
l'as-inir this tank on the left we
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IK GOVERNOR PLEADS
FOB THE LIVES
Asks Legislature, in Opening Message, to Pass a Law
Abolishing Capital Punishment Says It Is a Dis
graceDenounces Those Who Say He Has Been
Extravagant, and Tries to Show that His
Prison Eeform Has Been a Success.
Many Measures Are Proposed.
HOBNTX. ARIZ.. Steb. S. The
fate of five condemned men
now ln Arizona prisons rests
with the members of the first
legislature, which convened today
for its third session. The message of
governor Hunt, who has granted re
prieves for varying periods to these
men. says that he did so to give time
for legislative action toward the aboli
tion of capital punishment "before the
disgrace ot these proposed executions
should come on the state and their
blighting influence to those officially
charged with their carrying out"
The governor's message was submit
ted at the opening of the legislature
Bradner Iteslgns; Unne-y Elected.
After a bard battle in the Democratic
caucus, Sam B. Bradner, of Cochise,
this morning resigned as speaker of
the house of representatives when the
legislature met Immediately after call
ing the house to order, Bradner stated
that he would resign in the interest
of harmony in the party. All Demo
crats then voted for H. H. Linney, of
Vavapai, for speaker. The Republican
minority nominated Kirkett Moore, of
Tucson. In caucus the vote stood 16
to IS between Bradner and Linney.
One absent member was known to be
for Linney. Bradner is supposed to
represent Governor Hnnt's "progres
sive" wing of the party and Linney
Michael G. Cunniff, president of the
senate at the first two sessions, called
it to order. No one suggested that he
be displaced. The senate proceeded on
the theory that Cunniff held oyer.
The reading of the governor's mes
sage was dispensed with in both
A. J. Sweeney, of Greenlee county,
was elected chief clerk of the house:
P. T. Bunch, of Santa Crux, assistant
clerk, and Walter- Brawner, of Mari
A committee of one from each county
was appointed on other patronage.
The senate went into caucus as a
whole on appointments. '
Much of governor Hunt's message,
which is between 20.000 and 33,000
words in length, ls a defence of his
"honor system" of prison reform. He
denounces in no uncertain terms the
persons and newspapers who have been
accusing the state administration of
gross extravagance. The abolition of
capital punishment is strongly recom
mended. Recommendations for a home
for disabled miners, for an asylam for
epileptics, farms at the penitentiary
and, atylami for the insane, game pro
teetim ana propagation, revised elec-ttaJaaMSVr-atoj&Btl-gOB
toting law urf
a boartl of public works are other fea
tures of the message.
Te Revise Statute!!.
Under the call for the special session
the legislature is directed to revise the
statutes of the state, to make them
conform to the constitution. In revis
ing the code the governor advises mod
eration. T trust the occasion will not be
viewed, in the light of a license to
plunge Into all fields of legislative en
deavor, whether or not real need exists,
but as an opportunity and a solemn
duty to furnish. for the people's
guidance and government a complete
set of orderly, uniform, summetrical
and lucid laws," he says.
Discussing his prison reforms, he
says: "The snake den. relio of a barbaric
day, has been abolished; inhuman pun
ishment which, while breaking the
spirits of men. breed the most danger
ous type of confirmed criminals, have
been barred; better and more food has
been provided, and less humiliating,
though not less disciplinary rules,
adopted. The men have been led to feel
that with proper behavior on their part
the future holds hope, rather than black
despair. They have been, and are be
ing given to understand that the of
ficers in charge of them are as much
their friends as their keepers there
not only to guard, but to protect and
Has Been Electrical.
T have said that nothing sensational
has been done, but I am not quite cer
tain that the effect of this simple,
sympathetic, humanitarian policy has
not been sensational. Certainly it has
been electrical. The men have dis
played every evidence of appreciation
of the treatment accorded them. Never
were there so few infractions of the
rules never so few escapes or so little
i plotting to escape.
Is Staving tne state .Money.
"A favorite falsehood some time since
given wide circulation ran to the ef
fect that the prison guards were not
allowed to carry arms, and that the
convicts were permitted to pass In and
out of the gates without restraint The
truth is that under the present manage
ment the most perfect system of disci
pline, checking and protection against
possible accidents, that the prison has
ever known, is and has been maintained.
Fewer guards than ever before are em
ployed but it is because under the
careful business system in vogue this
Is possible. As a result of this econom
ical and efficient management, the
prison made a net saving during the six
months ended Sept 30. 1912, over a
similar period the previous year, of
As to Capital Punishment.
Not as much as was expected on the
subject of capital punishment is in
cluded ln the message. Tn part he says:
Present day eniicrntenment is crys-
t111,inc an p-vtenrfpcl nnd rnoiHlV t
tending opposition to the taking of j
Vintmin life hv ftnv means or under &nv '
ore text. Capital punishment serves no !
good purpose, acting neither as a pre- j
ventive or a deterrent of crime; its (
fccrrors must lower rather than raise ;
tbe moral conceptions and standards !
of a people and breed contempt rather '
WILL BET $4000 THA T
OROZCO IS STILL AUVE
Onere is $4000 real money in SI Paso to prove that Oroxce ig aim audi welL
A prominent business sum is wflKng to put np the $4000 against an equal amount
aad produce Orosco in person for tie purse. This is bo stage money offer and the
basinets man says he is in earnest in making tie offer, and invites anyone who
tWnks he can prove that Orosco is dead to produce the proofs and win tie amount.
The rebels were all wearing broad smiles Monday after the aaaonacement
of "Oroseo's death." Jose Reyes Estrada, a member of Orosco's party claims to
have ha confidential. letters frcm Orosco during tie past week and. 'that he 's
aHvc and well. R. R. Flores. Orosco's interpreter while he was h, T.nn, ,j t."
.rt n. . ninao ..., ., r .
V.3 ww w.--w - w b-, ot, . ,. wv
of the Ojisaga battle and that he saw him
tween tne .ruo uranue ana tne loncnos
A mining man at Cusihuiriachic, writing The Herald, says:
"Don't think for a minute that Pasqual 0roz;o is dead' T rr.n't
movements at present, but may figure it
than respect for a law whieb violates
every merciful instinct and gives the
lie to Goofs Sinaitic command. Thou
Shalt not kill.'
"While this blot remains on her stat
utes the progresslvistn Arizona, boasts
is defective, and weak, and halting,
and I therefore urge that it be removed
at the earliest possible moment"
A fund of from $3000 to S5000 a
month to be expended in keeping pris
oners at "work on roads and bridges,
and a small daily compensation for
each convict engaged in road work, are
recommended. Farms for the prison
and for the asylum for the insane are
"Wants to Control Pardons.
The state board of pardons now con
sists of the governor prison warden,
attorney general, auditor and prison
physician. Governor Hunt recom
mends that the law be changed to have
the board consist of the governor and
four citizen members to be appointed
In the interests of economy it is
urged that the positions of assistant
warden of the prison and assistant su
perintendent of the industrial school
be abolished. Both offices are declared,
Arizona Reform School.
In that section of his message refer
ring to the industrial school the gov
ernor expresses 'great satisfaction that
the United States government has pre
sented the Fort Grant property, worth
at least $500,000, to Arizona for reform
school purposes. He urges that the leg
islature make immediate provision for
removing the school from Benson to
Te Concentrate at Fort Grant.
The pioneers' home at Prescott now
has 40 inmates, all it can accommodate.
The governor suggests that arrange
ments be made to house other pioneers
in one of the buildings at Fort Grant
It is also suggested that a home for
disabled miners be established at Fort
Grant The removal of the school for
the deaf, dumb and blind from Tucson
is recommended. It is understood that
the governor thinks that school might
also be placed at Fort Grant, to good
Heme far Epileptics.
Stress is laid upon the crowded con
dition of the asxlfitm for the insane and
a separate home for epileptic patients
is urged. An appropriation to buy a
large dairy herd for the asylum is
Plans far University.
The governor inveishs strongly
against the present ait-or-miss system
of erecting buildings for the state uni
versity and recommends that a plan for
a "university beautiful" be adopted.
He calls attention to the timber lands
owned by the university in Coconino
I county and '"snggests that part of the
f-eamenseg. e tho Swtttutie jnight be
paua Dy seumg mat umoer. tie esti
mates that the timber will yield at least
$20,000 annually. In another section ot
his message he snggests the establish
ment of a state sawmill to saw the
Liberal support for the normal
schools at Flagstaff and Tempe is
urged. A bond issue for the purpose o
building an addition to the capitol is
Wants Exhibitions Made.
The expositions at San Francisco and
San Diego aie brought to the attention
ot the legislature. The governor ex
presses the opinion that it would be
good business policy for Arizona to
have adequate exhibits at both the big;
Governor Hunt has the highest com
mendation for all present state officials
and expresses the opinion that all of
fices are being ably and honestly ad
ministered He takes them upone by
There has been some talk of abolish
ing the state land commission. Gover
nor Hunt recounts the Important work;
that it has done and urges that & liberal
appropriation be made vo enable that
body to carry on its work.
The corporation commission is spoken,
of as "a vital cog in the state's pro
pressive machinery that can never be
dispensed with." Its work in securing
lower freight rates and equalizing the,
charges made by public utilities cor
porations, is praised highly.
An to Taxation.
Good work is being done by the stats
mine inspector, the inspector ef weights,
and measures and the state examiner,
declares the governor.
Regarding the tax commission the.
"It is safe to say that Arizona made
a distinct step forward by the creation.
of a tax commission, and I believe the
perpetuation of that body, th work it
will do and the findings it will make,
will go far toward solving this great
problem. In order that this commis
sion may work to the best advantage,
unhampered by embarrassing and con
fusing restrictions and conditions. I
recommend that it be given, the widest
possible powers, and clothed with full
authority and discretion to determine,
by such means as seem to it best the
true value of all property."
State tn BaMneM.
The legislature Is asked to make pro
vision for the state taking advantage
of the amendment permitting it to en
gage in industrial pursuits. Irrigation
of arid lands, a swamill and a railroad
to the Gulf of California are suggested
as things that the state might under
take with much profit
It is recommended that the locating
of settlers, by agents, on land unsuited
for agricultural purposes be made a
State Hifthway Improvements.
Some provision for the extension nd
improvement of the state's hi?
urvp Tt im nAlntul nut h
Dendine in Iconarresa and th Cliforn
legislature, each appropriating S25,0j
Ior the building of a bruise over the
Colorado river at Yuma., and the gov-
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