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EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 7, 1913 14 Pages
TOO SBCTIOXS TODAT.
Fair tonight and Saturday? Cold
er tonight; warmer Saturday.
Money Trust Investigators
Visit 72 Year Old Witness
at Georgia Befuge.
RUNSWICK, GA.. Feb. 7 The gov
ernment money trust Inquisitors
came to Brunswick today to at
tempt to wrest from the aged William
Tlockefeller's lips the secrete of his
financial career as the active agent of
the socalled Standard Oil group of
Representative Arsene P. Pujo, chair
man of the house money trust commit
tee and Samuel Dntermyer, the com
mittee's lawyer, with a retinue of
clerks, came with the direct authority J
of the investigation committee to near
the 7J year old witness in his refuge,
After an examination of scarcely Jz
mmutes by Samuel Untermyer, Mr.
Rockefeller showed signs of a laryngeal
racm anA indications of an aDDfOaCh-
:n nervous spell. At the insistence of J
ins physician, tne examination was ma
tor.tinued. Maat Story of Amalgamated Deal.
Three incidents in the financial
r.i.ner or Mr. Rockefeller were the
. ct of the long chase that ended
i- todav's visit Mr Untermyer wanted
tt get "into the record the history of
ne socalled "frenzied finance" of the
malgamated Copper company in 1910
and the romance of the transactions in
.malgamated stock in 190 and 1?0,
when the securities, after a dizzv climb
to about 120 points, dropped to 42
William Rockefeller, with the late
11 H Rogers, Marcus Daly. Thomas
J-awson and others, organized the
Amalgamated co-npany, according to
ti-timony already oifore the coramit-i.-e
acquiring the stock of Boston and
?.Iontana. Butte and Boston, and other
topper producing companies which
were later sold to the new concern at
a big increase in price. Mr. Unter
irvor wanted the details of this deal
from the Standard Oil magnate him
self Chairman Fujo. counsel Unterroyer
and their following of secretaries and
i ewspaper men were taken to Jekyl Is
land on the launch of the Jekyl Island
club shortly after their arrival here
after a series of railroad delays.
Doers Closed to Vabllc
When representative Pujo and Mr.
fntermyer reached the island to ex
amine Mr. Rockefeller they immediate
ly went Into conference with his coun
sel and personal physician. The party,
accompanied by the .official secretary;
and stenographer, were taken to th
Rockefeller apartment where the ex
amination -was held behind closed
Roekefeller Very ill
Mr. Pujo later gave out the following ,
ct n t iTnTif
"Mr Rockefeller's condition is simply
titiable. He not only shakes like a leaf
all over his body but after the first
question, he began to cough convul
se :velv, and it was evident that he was
laboring under great excitement and
on the verge offcartlapse. He had to
slowlv whisper the few words he spoke
into the ear of the stenographer who
sat beside him. This he did with the
greatest difficulty Such a thing as an
examination would be Impossible.'
CLAD ONCE MORE1
Sleet and Snow Make EI Pa Moun
tain White Seme Rain and a
Temperature Alraeit Freezing.
ThirU -three degrees" says
weather man, in answer to the question
of how cold it got Thursday night.
This was just one above the freezing
point, but it was so close to the frees-
,ng point that sleet, which fell short
. before daybreak, did not melt In
Tiany places and was still in evidence
for some time Friday morning.
The Franklin mountains loomed up
white on the east side Friday morn-.
mc with sleet and snow, and they re
mained so throughout the morning.
During the night there was quite a
fall of rain, following the shower of
Wednesday night which pleasantly laid
1 ie dust. The rainfall Thursday bight.
the weather man reports, was 0.41 of
an inch. He says he just brought on
.the rain to put the roads in good
shape for Sunday automobiling and
that it will be fair and warmer to
morrow but somewhat colder tonight.
There was considerable snow north
of El Paso Thursday night, but it did
not interfere with the operation of
trains running into El Paso or out of
There was a two-inch fall at Duran.
Tecolote and Ancho and one-inch at
aughn on the El Paso A Southwest
ern sjstem, in New Mexico.
SSOW AT SILVBR CITV.
Silver City, N. M.. Feb. 7. Rain, sleet
and snow fell nearly all of last night
A heavy snowstorm prevails today, but
tne weather is moderate and most of
1 he snow melts as it falls.
THREE IXCHBS OF SSOW AT Cf-OVIS.
Clovis, N. M.. Feb. 7. One of the
neaviest snows of the season is falling.
It started to snow last night at 11
01 lock and now is three inches deep on
the level. No wind is blowing.
UNITED STATES SHIPS
TO CENTRAL AMERICA
One Now In Mexican Pert I Among
the Feur Ordered Farther South
to Wateh For Troable.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 7. Four
American warships were ordered today
to Central America to observe what
ar.' believed to be indications of unrest.
The Annapolis, at San Diego. Calif.
uas ordered to Amapala, Honduras; the
Jjenver, at Acapulco. Mexico, was or
dered to Acajutla, Honduras: the Les
Moires, at San Domingo, was ordered
to Bluefields Nicaragua, and the
Nashville, at New Orleans, was ordered
to Puerto Cortez, or Porto Barrios.
Xanhville Gets Orders.
New Orleans. La., Feb. 7. The gun
boat Nashville has received instructions
to make immediate preparations to sail
for Puerto Cortez, on the Atlantic
coast of Honduras No news of inter-
ral troubles in Honduras have been re-
t ived by nusinbers of the Latin-Ameri-can
AMaapoIta T'nder Orders.
San lijfego. Calif., Feb.' 7. On hurried
oil'S Jfrom the navy department the
gm I'oaft Annapolis began coaling today
11 clear before night for Hon- I
r to reinforce the crniser Denver
a -a:a..a ,v.a --;. n....n. .
i 11 he auiliaiN Buffalo in he na-
'of the western Honduran coast.
Legislature of Arizona Re
ceives Report of State
OUT A YOUNG TREE
PHOENIX. ARIZ- Feb. 7. Without
reading auditor J. C, Callaghan's
report attacking the Hunt admin-
I istratlon it was referred today to the
house committee on the state s Institu
tions. The senate bill for a tax commission
went to the same committee.
The governor was notified that the
house had signed senate bill No. 1. ap
propriating $50,0M for the expenses of
Today is arbor day in southern Ari
zona and both houses aojourneo. eariy.
The house celebrated the day- by plant- )
lag a tree on the copitol grounds.
Unions After Scalps.
Nineteen members of the lower house
of the legislature, and Charles R. Os
burn. secretary of the board of control,
are at loggerheads with the printers'
union. The printers are after Osborn's
scalp and they declare that the politi
cal death knells of the 19 representa
tives who, on Thursday, refused to vote
for a resolution requiring the union
label to be on all stationery used by
the house, have been sounded.
"We have several propositions tip
our sleeve; it Js possible that a bill
will be introduced later on to provide
that no public printing be done outside
the state, and that the printing of
each county be done within its own
borders," said one typo.
"Last session a contract for the
printing of the journals was let to W.
B. Kelly, of Tucson, on competitive bid.
And what was the result? He had the
work done in a Faoenlx non-union
shop. We are determined that nothing
like that shall happen again."
Axe After Osburn.
The printers declare that they are
going to '"get" secretary Osburn, of the
board of control, wao lets the state's
printing contracts. They believe that
governor Hunt is In favor of the union
label bat don't think Osburn is.
When representative J. Tom Lewis
moved that the label be required on all
stationery used after the first supply
furnished the house by the board of
control was exhausted, he started a
J lively string of fireworks.
w. M. snippie. of ureemee, cnargeo
that to adopt that motion would be to
go into partnership with the unions.
While he was not opposed to the label,
he did uo think it advisaBle for the leg-ialatBf.g-Arlsna
to ojo record ae
feeing miput-tfr-pilnir"it lit the
Lynch and Irvine spoke along similar
lines. Billy Graham charged that the
union men were putting the house in
Harry Johnson said that he had re
ceived information that the lowest bid
on printing had been submitted by a
union shop. Under the circumstances
he could noe see where a declaration
in favor of the label on the stationery
would be any discrimination in favor
of union labor.
A motion to refer the motion to the
printing committee was lost. The vote
on the Lewis motion stood as follows:
Ayes Bradner, Brooks, Buchanan,
Cocke, Craig, Hall, Johnson, Kane.
Kerr, Lewis, Murphy, Saxon.
Noes Babbitt, Barker. Crofoot, Cur
ry, Drennan. Duncan, Kills, Gonzales,
OrAnam Ti-vin Jatk. Keltnn. Lvnih.
Maddock. Mattock. Moore Moore (K. J
T.) Whipple, Wren, speaker. j
The printing committee has been au- I
thorized to nurchase a suitable filinsr I
case or safe for the important papers j
Ol ine nouse. j
Stray Hogs and Chickens. 1
A. E. Jacobson's bill to prevent swine 1
and chickens running at large, and pro-
f vislfnw tuinalHaa tas nw'WkAc vKa rln.
. ne law. created endless merriment
in the house. But Jacobson te quite se
rious about it. He declares that the
law is badly needed in Arizona. Its
introduction recalled the bill intro
duced in the council of the territo-
rjal legislature several years ago, by
Brady oisetll, or Maricopa county, giv
ing anyone the right to kill stray chick
ens on his premises.
House bill No. 14. by Graham, would
compel county and city assessors to
furnish each taxpayer with a list of
the property assessed against him, and
also with the amount or his taxes.
No. 13. by J. A. R. Irvine, is more
closely to restrict the practice of- lob
bying. It is similar to one Introduced
in the senate by Homer wood.
Mine Inspector' Report.
When the mine inspector's report was
transmitted to the house by the gov
ernor, there was a lively discussion re
garding the advisability of printing it.
The house had about decided to have
1500 copies printed when Tom Maddock,
of Coconino, suggested thai the edito
rial privilege of accepting or rejecting
the manuscript, after a thorough read
ing, be exercised. He did not want the
report printed till he was sure there
was something of value therein. The
result was that the report- was re
ferred to the committee on public
institutions and expenditures and the
The same fate met the report of the
secretary of state. A report from state
examiner W. H. Plunkett, together
with suggestions for a new Insurance
code, was sent to the committee on
Critical I'rrHsal ef Expenditures.
This committee on public institutions
and expenditures, by the way. Is being
made the repository of . all the re
ports of state boards and officers
which are sent to the nouse by the
governor . As most of the reports eon
tain requests for appropriations, this is
giving the friends of the administra
tion some concern They are begin
ning dimly to understand the purport
of Leon Jacobs' motion to combine the
committee on public institutions with
the committee on public expenditures.
At the time the motion was made and
carried, the Hunt forces did not un
derstand it very clearly. They now see
that no appropriations are going to be
made in the house till after a committee (
composed mainly 01 critical anu-nuii
men. have approved them.
L. F. Sweeting, clerk of the house, is
to receive $7 in stead of $6 a day, and
his assistant will receive ? instead of
$5. A motion to this effect, made by
A. R. Lynch, was carried without op
position. The other attaches are to
receive $5 a day, the same as In the
Senate bill No. 9 passed the house
without opposition Thursday afternoon
and probably will receive the govern
or's "signature today This is the bill
introduced at the request of the state
treasurer, which makes it possible for
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EL PASS'S NEW
As Proposed by the Senate,
It Runs to Travis County,
WORK IN EVIDENCE
AUSTIN. TEX.. Feb. 7. El Paso's
new congressional district, if the
measure is adopted as reported
to the senate, will be not only one of
the biggest in the United States, but
the longest. It will extend from El
Paso to New Braunfels. east of San
Antonio, including Comal and Blanco
counties in its eastern end, and touches
Bexar and xravls (Austin) counties.
Congressman Smith remains in the
district by the inclusion of Mitch
ell county, but a number of popu
lous counties east are added, with
trfct. as proposed by the new bill, are
so varied that one congressman would
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Senators almost came to blows
Thursday over this redisricting bill
introduced in the morning and consid
ered in the afternoon. Some charged
that efforts were being made to carve
a district that certain senators may
go to congress. The El Paso district
has had Comal county added to it and
extends past San Antonio, under the
bill the majority of the senators have
agreed to. This would make the dis
trict over 700 miles in length.
The new district cuts off a lot of
congressman Slayden's present district
north of San Antonio and Jumps around
Uvalde county, to leave congressman
Garner in his present district. The dis
trict also circles around part of Bexar
county, to include ComaL Not only
does this continue the El Paso district
as the biggest in Texas, but it makes
it the longest in the United States.
Countten In District.
The counties included, follow: El
Paso, Culberson. Reeves, Loving.
Winkler, Andrews. Martin. Howard,
Mitchell, Sterling. Glascock, Midland.
Ector. Ward, Crane. Upton, Reagan,
Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Crockett.
Schleicher. Menard, Mason, Llano, Sut
ton, Kimble, Presidio, Brewster, Ter
rell, Valverde. Edwards, Kerr, Gilles
pie, Blanco. Kendall, Bandera, Medina.
Kinney, Maverick and Comal.
The various bills that have been in
troduced in the house touching on the
redisricting of the congressional dis
tricts of the state have been referred
to a sub-committee by the house com-
aouea -on aoiutresBtnnai distrl
comittee is expected to meet at an
early date next week, -when the sub
committee will have formulated a bill
which it is believed may meet with the
approval of a majority of the members.
FIGHTING TO KEEP
SMITH IN DISTRICT
El Pasoans are determined that con
gressman W. R. Smith shall not be
moved out of the El Paso district. Tele
grams, signed by the chamber of com
merce, by representatives of all of the
banks in Rl Paso and by several prom
inent business men have been sent to
senator Claude Hudspeth and repre
sentatives R. F. Bulges- and- Eugene
Harris to this effect.
Smith's efficiency as a member of the
house committee on irrigation has been
proved. His protection of BI Paso s
interests has not been questioned and
it Is felt that his removal at this time
would mean excluding him from this
committee and endangering the inter-
ests of El Paso.
avch ine vcinitnrrviE Aiauviiai uxutr,.
of which Claude B. Hudspeth is pre-
siaent. signea tne telegrams 01 pro
test against Smith's removal. It was
understood that Hudspeth with ether
senators had favored Smith's removal
from this district. .
BIG RUSH FOR
PECOS GOLD FIND
Pecos, Tex., Feb. 1. O. P. Brown,
bishop of the Mormon church, returned
today from "the El Dorado of the
southwest," near Sarogosa, where gold
has been found. One hundred claims
were staked yesterday. The gold bear
ing stratas lie in blanket form and as
say from one-half to 11 ounces in gold.
Many people are rushing to this new
field,- which may prove the greatest find
in recent years, according to Mr.
PECOS FEDERAL COURT
BILL IS NOW A LAW
"Washington, D. C, Feb. 7. President
Taft today signed representative W. R.
Smith's bill creating a division of the
western Texas judicial district, with
court at Pecos. The law is operative
Judge T. S. Mexey will order clerk
D. H. Hart to appoint a deputy elerk
for the Pecos office.
No Greater Sure Thing" Game
Than the Subscription Contest
Seme More of the Tricks of the Mea
RX on the lightr
"This voting contest fraud
must be stopped: it is an nitt-
rage on the public.'
"Glad to see that .the war against
the voting contest is started; we have
reproduced your article in our paper"
"ou are on the right track." "
Such are the newspaper comments on
the articles recentlypubllahed by The
Herald concerning voting contests.
? "ers ,nave b? received from some
af h-ffJ!5e!!i22?l L" tlMS country.
"Your contest article was a good
one. Ninety percent of the contest
men are fakirs, but there are a few
honest contest companies and our com
pany is one of them." This letter
gives the names ofseveral contest
companies which thewrUer Claims
should be prosecuted.
Headers Agalnxt the Contest.
A surprising number of letters have
1" ' " "eel from readers of
? Herald stating that they are glad
that there is pne newspaper ready to
refuse the quick profits of the con
test game and start a fight on crooked
voting contests There is evidence
that the general publir and the best
newspapers are strongly opposed to the
voting contest abuses.
I don't believe them m n . .t-
j wherp the player has as little chance
to win as in the average newspaper
Senator Wm. Alden Smith
Wants Taft to Give His
Reasons For Same.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 7.
A resolution calling on presi
dent Taft for a statement of
the reason why American marines in
vaded Nicaragua last summer, "took
forcible occupation of the territory of
a friendly nation and entered into
armed combat with its citizens." was
introduced In the senate today by
senator William Alden Smith, of
Michigan, chairman of the committee
investigating conditions along the
This government's action has been
n-.i,c Aut an the snh- I
snaroiy conaeranea anu warmiy ue-
tsa -.. mniimi.n.
The interoceanlc canals committee of
the senate deferred action on the Root
Panama canal amendment until next
Senators Oliver. La Follette, Root.
Smoot and Cummins were appointed as
the legislative steering committee.
Conferees of the senate and house con
sidered the Lever and Page bills for
agricultural and vocational school ex
tension, with a view to forming a com
Explains Treasury Order.
The much criticized "treasury order
number - fhre' came today before a
house committee. It requires customs
and internal revenue collections to be
deposited in national banks. Assistant
secretary Bailey, of the treasury, testi
fied that the order was not designed
to concentrate money in national banks,
but to increase the number of govern
ment depositories, that holders of gov
ernment checks might ca3h them with
out paying exchange.
"Formerly the sub-treasuries bad to
handle nine-tenths of the government's
checks eventually," said secretary Bai
ley. "Now 80 percent of the disburs
ing is done by depositories."
Secretary Bailey thought the treas
ury ought to keep a working balance of
not less than 25.000,00. and that abut
J50.000.000 should be kept in the na
tional banks to aid in paying govern
ment business from day to day. At
present the government has a balance
of about SSO.000.000. with approximate
ly $46,000,000 In the national banks.
Tcxaa'n Resolution in Tnjwcd.
Representative Garner's resoiJtion
lilnv u the attorney general for
mSrim Btatw uuu ah"at-?c BW-gfer
not to herve bench warranta' for the
arrest of John D. Archbold. W. a Tea
gle and Henry C. Folger. Standard Oil
officials recently inndicted in Texas,
passed the house today.
Alleges Rebates to Shippers.
With F. S. Groves, president of the
Philadelphia Gulf Transportation
company, as the first witness, the house
shipping trust investigating committee
today resumed hearings.
Mr. Graves testified that Charles
Wagner, of Philadelphia, had been em
ployed by the Southern Pacific lines to
get from employes of the Groves line
information regarding manifests so the
Southern Pacific could get In touch
with the independent shippers. Mean
mA CTotrriAi oln nraR emolovAd bv the
fphlladelphia & Gulf company, the In
dependent, to find out wnat tne -combination"
was doing to block its busi
ness. Groves charged that Wagner
took copies of the manifests of the in
dependent company to New York and
sold them to J. L Spence. traffic man
ager for the Southern Pacific at ?10
each. He charged that when the South
ern Pacific rebated to its own ship
pers, the Independent broke the rebat
ing up by meeting it with an open rate.
The Southern Pacific, he said, held over
the shippers a club a threat that they
would suffer if they did business with
May Pay Bl Paso Claims.
The house committee has reported
favorably on representative W. R.
Smith's bill to pay the El Paso
claimants who ask damages from Mex
ico. The approved claims include those
of Lawrence Converse. Edwin Blatt
and Richard Brown, disallowed by the
military investigating committee. The
senate committee will consider the bill
next week and It is expected that it
will also report favorably on payment
of the claims.
The house today resumed debate on
the agricultural appropriation bill.
Alaskan affairs was the subject of
a hearing before the territories com
mittee. IOWA BANKER HERE.
Wm. Logan, of Keokuk, la., who' is
stopping on at EI Paso, was yesterday
shown over the city by Dr. G. E. Cam
eron. Mr. -can is president of the
State Central Savings bank of Keokuk,
and was a close friend of Dr. Cameron's
father, who was ko n director and
stockholder in the bank before his death
' last September. ,
Who Inveigie Girk Into Schemes That Are
at the Very Beginning Hot Air for the
voting contest. Knowing the Inside of
this unfair game. I will point out a
few of the many crooked voting con
tests that have been, worked in this
I have In mind a contest promoter in
California that offered a a "grand
prize a tourinsr car and nur tfi-. inu
of the contest entered a dummy as a i
juicuuu wnu won ine grand prlxe.
It Was SO evident that th o-amo was
crooked that the newspaper shortly
afterward had several law suits on its !
hands. Doubtless somo of the r.-n.i- :
ers of this article are familiar with
this particular deal, as opposition pa
pers in California gave it great pub
licity. Selling the Flrit Prize.
In a New Mexico voting contest the
contest manager sold the prize car
early In the game, and then called the
deal off with the buyer because he
found another partv who offered more
money. The second bu er was cau
tious and insisted on placing the
money in escrow at one of the banks,
not payable to the contest nun until
the count showed the deal had been
worked. Prizes are often announced
that are not awarded. A certain Texas
newspaper h lil a contest and offered
a bis to 11 u. s ' Tr the Krand prize.
The (Ont.M man.iti on the t rv first
d,iv f Mi. unte-t losed a i.il with
.1 ii'iinj; w niiMii u h( rrbv he pronu- d
h r a. M.ii'd amount oi motui for tho
Vice President-elect Accepts
the Legislature's Invita
tion to Come.
TO PROBE ACT
OF A LAWMAKER
SANTA FE. N. M.. Feb. 7. In a let
ter today to the secretary of state,
vice president-elect Thos. R. Mar
shall, who is now at Scottdale. Ariz.,
acknowledges the receipt of a certified
copy of the joint resolution of the New
Mexico legislature inviting him to ad
dress that body and says that he will
visit Santa Fe Monday, February 1..
and will address the legislature infor
mally while here.
Investigating House Member.
By unanimous 'vote, the house yes
terday adopted a resolution empower
ing the speaker to Investigate a scan
dal involving a certain house member.
Who during the recent senatorial elec
tion contest, is alleged to have surrep-
titinHRiv entered &
ottwritt a tgeg to
names of numerous of his constituents,
urging him to" support an indicated
candidate for senator.
The alleged "fake" telegram was
taken away from the house member
later, by a member of the mounted po
lice, and forwarded to the company s
headquarters at Denver, for action by
the officials there. The outcome of the
affair is awaited with Interest.
Rearranging State Finances.
Senate bill .No. 24. by Clark, a sweep
ing act providing for the safekeeping
of public funds and requiring that
authorised depositories give adequate
bonds and pay interest on deposits of
the state and its various counties and
municipalities attracts much attention.
The act provides that state and local
treasurers shall be required to give
bead in the sum of 30 percent of the
amount of money handled by them during-
the preceding fiscal year, and that
the bond shall run during their official
term. Where the penal sum of a bond
exceeds $560 It must be executed ly a
saretv company authorized to do busi-
j naes within the state.
Control 01 i-Tiaus.
Banks, before they are qualified to
recelvedcposits of public moneys, must
deposit with the state approved bonds
actually worth 100 percent of the
amunt of such deposits.
By the terms of the act the governor,
the state auditor and the state treas
urer tare constituted a board of finance
to have control of state funds wbile
counties tne commissioners are
nated. in cities ana xowns. me
of the city council constitute
nuani 11 ror tneir respwuvc
. nlhar lnttHjtlDK COnaQtBXe
boards of finance tor tnose nuuiuiions.
In all cases the members or boards of
finance are to receive no additional
pay beyond that now allowed them by
law for their present duties.
Fight on Meaiure.
The principal light on the measure
.seems, to be on the question of allow
ing treasurers in counties where there
are no qualified banks, discretion In the
matter of depositing funds in qualified
ff liSt.0 St ,; rMirers should
crats Insist that the treasurers snoura
have no discretion, wnue in tne original
bill the matter is left optional
-R.nt.-o nnrii- the terms of the pro
posed act. arc required to pav interest
on daily balances at the rate of not
less than 2 nor more than 3 percent
per annum, payable monthly on the
first of every month.
Penalties are pro-sided for violation
of the terms of the act and bribery of
officials for the use of public funds Is
made punishable by Imprisonment for
not less than one nor more than ten
years in the state penitentiary.
SHOE LAST TRUST
Detroit, Mich . Feb. 7. The "boot and
shoe last trust." fixing, it Is alleged,
the price of every last sold In the
United States, was dissolved here today
by the federal government in quick
time. Immediately following the filing
of a civil anti-trust suit against the
Krentler-Arnold Hinge Last company
and a number of last manufacturers
with whom it was allied by agreements,
rnited States district judge Arthur J.
Tuttle entered an agreed decree ter
minating license agreements Insofar as
they fixed the price of unpatented
lasts and dissolving a club through
which the alleged violation of the
Sherman law was accomplished.
The decree. In effect, lays down the
broad principle that it is unlawful to
tie together patented and unpatented
articles so as to fix the rice of the
nnnitonlMi commodltv. -Neuner ine
government's petition nor the decree!
Questions tne ngnt 01 a jmiraiw i
fixe the price of a patented last
PRESIDENT OF SALVADOR IS
RECOVBRIXG FROM WOUNDS
New Orleans. La.. Feb. 7. President
Araujo. of Salavdor, who was the victim
of an assault by wouWbe assassins
Tuesday night, while seated in a park
in the capital, was much improved to
lay. according to a cablegram received
here by senor Mesa, Salvadorean con
sul. By H. H. Fris,
Manager Herald Outside Circulation.
Crooked How the Principal Prizes
use of her name during the life of the
contest. AVhen the contest ended this
girl was announced as the winner, but
as a matter of fact no automobile was
awarded. She did not receive the car.
as she had contracted for a given
amount of money at the start. She
was used merely to deceive the other
Sclllnc the Prize.
The same newspaper during another
deal sold the first prize outright to
one of the least active contestants.
The contest man. haing heard that she
intended buying a c.ir of the same
make as his. sold the automobile to
her for what the car 1 ost him. At
the close of the contest. It was an
nounced that this oung woman had
won the grand prize, and the other
candidates, who had worked much
harder, were left to mourn.
Huring another . contest the auto
mobile was sold to the manager of an
automobile agenc. It happened in this
a One day the auto man said to
the contest manager.
""Look here, voung fellow T will give
ou S9ou for vour contest car. I have
a customer who wants that car right
Thii wa jrood news to the contest
man. who ?atfl
The Knke Sabserlptlonn.
"All Mj-lit tin- deal is closed. Onl
iCoTitinued on page 6j.
Texas Leislature Is Second
to Adopt the Constitu
TIME GRANTED TO'
USTIN. TEX., Feb. 7. The legis
lature today finally adopted a
joint resolution ratifying the
proposed amendment to the federal
constitution, providing for the election
of United States senators by a dlreet
vote of the people. This resolution has
now passed both branches of the legis
lature. Texas is the second state in the
union to ratify this proposed amend
ment. Time to Pay For Land.
The senate today passed finally a
bill by senators HudBPeth and Brels
ford providing for the relief of pur
chasers of school lands situated in cer
tain portions of the western and north
ern sections of Texas, who have been
unable to pay interest on such land.
The bill provides that such purchasers
shall execute notes to the state, pay
able in 10 years, for such interest and
thereby save the land from being for
feited, which would have been done
Tax For Education.
Senator Hudspeth and others Intro
duced a joint resolution in the senate
providing for an amendment to the
constitution levying a special tax for
the support of the higher educational
In the house, a batch of local meas
ures were passed finally, after which
the bill by senator Weinert providing
for a suspended sentence for first of
fenders was passed to a third reading.
Liquor Measure Strict.
The house then took up the Kennedy
liquor regulation bill, which has been
under consideration for the past several
days. An amendment was offered that
the number of saloons be determined,
in a precinct by the scholastic popula
tion instead of by the last United States
census. This amendment 'was strenu
ously opposed by the author of the bill
and is still pending. '
Married "Women's Measure.
The married woman's rights bill
passed in the house was favorably re
ported in the senate judiciary commit
tee. The anti-haxing bill received a favor
able report today by the senate com
mittee on educational affairs. This
bill grows out of the recent trouble at
the A. and M. college and the bill pro
vides for the dismissal of teachers who
permit students to practice baling at
the higher educational Institutions of
The house yesterday, atteraooa
tion bill without a dissenting vote. The
bill Is now in the senate for consider
The bill providing for the establish-
ment or state nigh scnoois. one to oe
established In each of the 31 senator
ial districts, was killed in the house
by a vote of 59 to 63.
Fee Bill Agreement.
An agreement was reached last even
ing between the house and senate com
mittees on an anti-fee bill -which is
! satisfactory to a majority of the county
nrf,,i ,! hill nrovidea for fee
i officials. The bill provides for a fee
system until a maximum is reaenea.
The bill is designed to scalethe com
pensation of officials in several of the
To Abolish Treasurer.
A joint resolution was introduced In
the house yesterday afternoon by rep
resentative Cooper submitting an
amendment to the constitution to abol-
ish the office 01 county treasurer ana
establish county depositories.
Swearing to Deeds.
The senate passed finally a bill by
senators Vaughan and Carter to make
It a penitentiary offence to swear
falsely to the consideration in a deed
or other instrument affecting the title
to real or personal property.
Senator Willacy introduced a bill In
the senate providing for the creation
of an arbitration board to settle rail
road strikes in Texas.
Takes Rap at Sneaker.
On a question or pergonal privilege,
Lewelling. of Dallas, charged speaker
Terrell with arbitrarily using his posi
tion to defeat the poker investigation,
and that the speaker had attempted to
throttle him whenever he got on the
floor. In reply. Terrell charged Lew
elling -with having consumed two hours
of the time of the house during the
consideration of the Katy bill in use
less roll call.
To Control the Alamo.
A bill has been introduced placing
control of the Alamo in a commission
consisting of the governor, attorney
general, superintendent of public build
ings and grounds, a representative of
the republic and a representative of
the DeZavalla faction.
A comnnlsorv arbitration bill making
the railroad commission, the board of
arbitration was introduced yesterday.
The house finally passed the bills
prohibiting the throwing of nails and
glass on public roads, preventing the
sale of liquor outside the restricted
districts, changing rules of evidence in
forgery cases, allowing the issuance of
roau iwmia j hm"V' .. .wctwm
bill making it a misdemeanor for a
minor to enter a saloon was recom
mitted. Central Texas Normal.
The efforts of persons interested In
the establishment of a Central West
Texas Normal were rewarded by the
passage of senator Brelsford's bill
which provides for the establishment
of a Norma! school, similar to the one
at Canyon City, and appropriating
$104.904 for its establishment and main
tenance, int nuue wm ""'
similar bill soon. Senator Brelsford's
bill provides that the school be estab
lished in the 28th senatorial district,
a board to decide where it is to be
Anti-Stream Pollution Bill.
Discussion of the stream pollution
bill of senator McNealus and others.
Di-ovidlng for sewage disposal plants
for cities, before the house committee
ob t-ublic health, developed into a fight
between citlsens of Dallas and Fort
Worth. Senator McNealus's bill pro
vides that all cities must dispose of
sewage, public nd private, through
th maintenance of sewage plants, and
strictly proMMt the use of streams
Into which pd refuse may may be
B,P Constitutional Convention.
Governor CoKprtU toW representative
Humphrey that he wljl veto any reso
lution calling a constitutional , conven
tion Friends of the constitutional
convention have not determined what
course they wU pursue, henceforth.
GILLBTTK RBSIONS AS
BLUB LODGE SHCRKTARY.
Leonard Gillette, who has been secre
tary of the Masonic Blue lodge for a
number of years, has resigned to en
gage in the Insurance business.
George F. Morgan is in charge of the
.ec-etarv's office in the Masonic tem
ple until a secretary is elected by the
U. S. Commissioner Says He
Will Let Him Have Bond
if He Surrenders.
FOR THE CONSUL
HXICAN consul E. C Llorente
remained in Juarez Thursday
night and is still there, ac
cording to information received at the
office of commissioner G. B. Oliver, in
the federal building:
Special deputy Bd Bryant continues
to hold the warrant against him, charg
ing him with conspiracy to export mu
nitions of war to Stexieo in violation
of the neutrality law of the United
The consul said yesterday that he
had important business in Mexico City
and could not be detained by the war
rant, which would force him to remain
in the United .States until his trial was
Commissioner Oliver says tat the
consul's excuse for not appearing in El
Paso to answer the charge does sot
hold good, as he will permit the consul
to proceed to Mexico City while under
bond, if he will give his promise to
return to EI Paso In. time for the hear
ing. Both international bridges are being
watched by government officials for
the Mexican consul and his arrival will
be reported to the commissioner should
he cross from Juarez this evening.
The consul cannot go south to Mexico
City, as he expected, as there is no
train service on either road and no
prospect of an early resumption of traf
fic Thus the consul's escape Is est off by
the destruction of the same railway
that he admits be sought to cut last
June by 'employing three Americans,
one of whom made the complaint
The coijsul was not today at the
hotel where he was located on Tues
day and where he talked at that time
to a reporter. There was no. explana
tion at the hotel of his absence.
Of EL PASO CLASH
Report Is Made To Department of Jus
tice en Refusal of Marshal to
Serve Warrant on Llorente.
Washington, D. C. Feb. 7. The clash
between United States commissioner
Oliver and the deputy United States
marshal at El Pas over the service of
nOtuiiu oC -aii sot a Enrique
Llorente, Mexican consul at El Paso
-who in the meantime is staying in
Juarez. Mex.. was reported today to
attorney general WicJtersham.
The federal attorney instructed the
marshal to hold up the warrants until
he had investigated the charges against
the consul of violation of the neutral
ity by a conspiracy to ship arms to
Mexico. The commissioner thereupon
lifted the case from the control of the
marshal by appointing R. E. Bryant, a
special officer, to make the arrest.
Commerce and industry in interior
Mexico are reported paralyzed by the
railway strike. The American copper
smelter at Matchnala. San Luis Potosi.
has given notice that it wl.l close to
morrow night as it has become impos
sible to receive supplies.
1 -.. , . -.,.. . m
j REBELS ACTIVE TO
SOUTH OF JTTAEEZ
Burn Station Hosne and Attack a Band
of Federals at Gallego Troop
Train Is Held.
Traffic on the Mexican Central raB
way below this port was suspended In
definitely today when, meager details
were made known of rebel activity mid
way between the state capital snd the
Rebels are reported to have attacked
a small federal garrison at Gallego.
burning the station house, tearing up
the track, burning many railway
trestles and executing two railway
Farther north a troop train bearing
4M cavalry to Juarez is held between
burned bridges and in danger of a
The rebels are said to be in force
under command of a leader named
Porras. and apart from the main group
of Salazar's army operating in the
Casas Grandes district to the west.
SANTA FE COLONY
The report of the land committee of
the Mormon refugees who went near
Santa Fe, was unfavorable. The land
has no water and can sot be cultivated
until water has been rbservoired. and
as the money of the colonists is tied
up in Mexico, they could not live and
pay for lands without raising crops or
having some other way to earn money.
Several of the Dublan colonists have
purchased land bordering on the Utah
lake in the state of Utah. That is the
first time any number have bought
land in one place. -
Desultory reports are floating ia
from Mexico about the terrible things
going on In the Casas Grandes vallev
but the reports cannot be confirmed
by the colonists.
WILL FILE HABEAS CORPUS
PROCEEDINGS FOR RKBEI.S
E. R Elfers left for Austin. Tex. Fri
day mornins to institute habeas corpus
proceedings in behalf of the nine rebels
who are being held by the soldiers sta
tioned at Fabens. Tex., as prisoners.
having been captured after they crossed
the Texas line. Those making the ap
plication for discharge from the sol
diers' custody are: George Ben Leader
alias George Bustamantes. Aras Car
rascoso, Juan Morales, J. J. Costa. F.
Castro. Juan Jimenez, Ysnacio Subnezj
Jesus Ennoues and Mai Tonoa Loza.
COL OROZCO EXPKCTKD TO
RKVCII KL PASO THIS WKEK
Pascual Orozco sr., who has been re
leased from custody at San Antonio
is expected to reach here this week to
rejoin his family, who are making their
home in El Paso . The rebel colony in
El Paso Is preparing a welcome for the
aged leader, who has been confined in
Jail the greater part of the time since
the battle of Ojinaga. when he crossed
the river to Marfa and wa brought to
El Paso In chains by the deputy marshal
CARAVEO IN GLADALllPKf
Marcelo Caraveo. the rebel comman
der who has been operating south c f
Juarez, is reported today in rebel cir
cles to be at Guadalupe with a bam
of his men The report says he has
driven the federals from the place