EL PASO, TEXAS,
February 27, 191312 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TODAY
Generally Cloudy Tonight and
Friday; Warmer Friday.
SEEK TO CURB
Meningitis Scare Not Suffi-
cient to Force Temporary
NEW NORMAL FOR
USTIN. Tex. Feb. 27. The legis
lature will continue- the present
wurinn a - majority of both
branches having decided yesterday af
ternoon that the present meningitis
scare is not or surriciem mwiuu
warrant quitting the legislative bnsl-
i middle of tbe session, ine report points out the dangers of "un
senate yesterday afternoon j enroled a ufruided Judicial dis
iAntmi to rrnnrt of the lolnt commit
toe appointed to Investigate the advis
ability of adjourning until June, which
recommended that there was no undue
alarm and that the members were not
:n urgent danger of catching any dis
ease by remaining at Austin. This set
tled the matter.
Representative "Very I"-
The condition of representative J. C
Hunt, of Randall county, who was
stricken with meningitis about 10 days
ago. is critical today. He is reported
to be in almost a dying condition.
Pretest at Customs Consolidation.
representative Householder today in
troduced a concurrent resolution in the
house vigorously protesting against the
proposed intention of the federal gov
ernment of merging the customs dis
trict of l;razo-. Santiago with the La
redo district with headquarters at La
redo. Tlfc resolution provides that the
Texas delegation in congress are urged
to prevent the proposed reduction of
Brownsville to the class of a subport.
Katy Consolidation Meosore.
A resolution was adopted in the
tiouse calling on the railroad commis
sion to furnish specinc raiormaiion
oncerning the Katy consolidation bill,
This is wanted before action is taken
to pass the bill over the governor's veto.
lit the senate a resolution was adopt
ed endorsing senator W. A. Johnson, of
Hall count v, for the position of minis
ter to the republic of Chill under the
Warrinl Women' Bill.
The senate is considering the bill
which has passed the house giving mar
ried women the right to control their
own separate property.
Another "West Texas XonnaL
The house yesterday afternoon passed
to engrossment a bill providing for the
establishment of a state normal school
in the 28th senatorial district, to be
known as the Center "West Texas State
normal: also engrossed the Humphreys
confederate pension bill, which liberal
izes the present law and will result in
admitting about 30,609 additional pen
sioners In Texas. - It also" engrowsrt ,
Wortham's bill enlarging the scope- C
the activities of the inspector of ma-
sondy; also a Mil by . r. nurses, .per
mitting the exchange of official docu.
ments by the state of Texas with other
states and foreign countries..
The A. & M. college controversy was
again presented to the senate yester
dav afternoon, when the committee rep
resenting the students who were dis
missed, presented a petitiion to the ef
fect that the board last Monday had a
hearing but refused to investigate the
faculty.' and wanted to limit the inves
tigation to the students, the legislature
is appealed to for an investigation.
Max Pass Fall Crew BUI.
It is understood there is a plan on
foot to reconsider the vote by which
the full crew bill was defeated and
take 't up and pass it. This bill was
defeated by a vote of 62 to 51. The
plan was inspired in connection with
the veto of the governor of .the Katy
consolidation bill. It is learned that
a number of the advocates of the Katy
consolidation bill voted against the
full crew bill, and some of these in
case of reconsideration of the full crew
bill, would vote for the bill in exchange
for votes in favor of passing the con
solidation bill over the head of the
Child "Welfare Work.
Senator McNealus has introduced a
Mil in the senate, providing for the
creation of a Child welfare commission
to be composed of three women and
three men to be appointed by the gov
ernor. The bill provides for the col
ection and compilation and preserva
"tion of data and statistics on child
life in Texas. Senator McNealus said
he introduced the bill by request of
a number of women of Dallas.
"Woman Offets Regiment.
Mrs. Clara Driscoll Sevier and Mrs.
Rebecca Fisher, two of the leading
members of the Daughters of the Re
public who are urging the passage of
the Alamo bill, giving the Daughters
exclusive control of the Alamo proper
ty called on governor Colquitt last
evening. It was merely a social call
Mrs. Sevier stated after the visit, when
commenting on the Mexican situation.
that she -would be willing to equip a
r, Mment of soldiers in Texas to de
fend the border from Mexican depreda
tions. It was apt disclosed, however,
whether or not she had made such an
offer to the governor. To equip and
maintain a regiment in the field for
any length of time would eost close
on to $190,000 and possibly more.
HUNT TO KEEP HIS
CONVICTS IN PRISON
PPHOEMIX, Affe Pee. 27. Ih an extended written statement, governor Hunt
declared tie Florence charges greatly exaggerated and fostered by persons
with selfish aia and prejudices, bat he said he will accede to the wishes
of the people of' Florence and permit no mere -convicts, even the orchestra, in
He aid this actios wobIo have been taken long ago had the feelings of the
Florence, people been made known.
It is Baderstded the senators aad representatives hare got together and will
xecommend that all convicts oatside the walls wear the prison "garb; also more
guards at the prison.
TEXAS TROOPS ON
AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 27. The four
companies of Texas state troops
to be withdrawn Irom tne
at Brownsville, as mere
V 7ecessit for tne troops 10 re-
" "w .. - . r.
.. .".-.r..,.rt. rliiiitf- -has in.
Scted adjutant general Hutchlngs to
wSdraV theTroops. Gen. Hutchlngs
wired the adjutant general's depart
ment as to the pay of the troops and
funds will be dispatched at once to
Brownsville to pay the troops at that
jilace The situation along the border
. ji.pj-. i ntl quiet
House Barks Donn.
Tue liouse today "backed down com
Senators Attack1. "Rule of
Reason" in Anti-Trust
BIG NAVY PROGRAM
DEFEATED IN HOUSE
ASHINGTC&. 73. C., Feb. 27.
The senate interstate com
merce commission presented a
report today, vigorously attacking the
supreme courfs "rule .of reason" In
decisions on cases charging restraint
of trade under the Sherman law. The
cretion" and makes emphatic demand
for an amendment of the Sherman law
to remove from the courts the power
to determine what are "reasonable"
restraints of trade.
The committee recommends new laws
to define exactly what combinations are
unlawful; also a federal' interstate cor
poration commission, with power to su
pervise corporations, pass on combina
tions, and take over the work of dis
solving Illegal corporations. The re
port was written by senator Cummins.
"The people of this cotffltry will not
permit the courts to declare a policy
for them in respect to this rfubiect,"
says the report. "It is inconceivable
that in a country governed by a written
constitution and statute laws, courts
can be permitted to test each restraint
of trade by the economic standard
which the individual members of the
court may happen to approve."
Deny Existence of Money Trust.
A general denial of the existence or
possibility of a "money trust" was
presented to the house money trust
committee in a long letter sent by J.
P. Morgan and company, at the invita
tion of committee. Upon the receipt
of the Morgan letter chairman Pujo
gj out a ietter written to Morgan
and company, savins that the invest!
gation into Morgan and company had
been ended Jan. 7, and the committee
had been at work on" its report for a
Public Buildings BUI Passed.
After an all night session filled
with a bitter struggle over pumic
building expenditures, the senate at
3:50 oclock this morning passed the
public building appropriation bill,
carrying an increase of nearly $16,900.
000 over the $25,000,000 bill as .passed
by the house. One sweeping amend
ment inserted just before passage at
the suggestion of senator Kern, of-
lndlana, prohibited the erection of a
building or the purchase of a site for
post off ice purposes exclusively in any
city where the postal receipts wars
less rbwS19.900 a year. This Chang
would held up Indefinitely the erection I
of as. iv BsifHngs aat&oruod in tee
- The all night session was replete
with factional argument, arising over
appropriations made for viemorial
SngTtWasngton and Tv"
leged preference given to "loyal wom
en" of the civil war, in control of the
affairs of the American Red Cross.
Senate Passes Fostofflce Bill.
The postoffice appropriation bill, car
rying approximately 1283,000,000, an in
crease of nearly $3,009,006 over the
house bill, was passed by the senate.
The largest single item in the bill Is
for the transportation of mails on mail
routes. $51,500,000 being authorized by
the senate for this purpose. The meas
ure carries an increase of more than
$12,000,090 over he appropriations
made last year, due to the establish
ment of the parcels post system.
Seek to Regulate Hours of Labor.
A constitutional amendment that
will give congress the right to regu
late hours of labor was proposed in a
joint resolution introduced in the house
by representative Curley, of Massa
chusetts. The resolution proposes to
add to the constitution the following:
"Congress shall nave the power to
regulate the hours of labor and to
make the same uniform throughout the
Only One Battleship.
After four days of debate, accompa
nied at times by scenes of disorder sel
dom witnessed at the capltol, the house
pased the naval appropriation bill, car
rying approximately $138,000,090 and
authorizing the contraction of one bat
tleship, six torpedo boat destroyers
and four submarines. An amendment
to provide for one battleship instead of
two, as recommended by the committee.
was carried by a vote of 174 to 156.
An amendment offered by represen
tative Calder, of New York, and adopt
ed, requires that the battleship shall
be constructed in a government navy
yard. Democratic leader Underwood
spoke for one battleship.
General Deficiency Bill.
The general deficiency bill, carrying
$24,235,740. to supply deficiencies in ap
propriations, was reported to the house
committee. It provides for the com
merce coim until congress decides
whether the tribunal shall be abolished,
and provides $7509 for the widows of
the late representatives Anderson, of
Ohio: Connell. of Pennsylvania: Utter.
of Rhode Island; McHenry. of Pennsyl
vania; wedemeyer, or iiicmgan: s. u.
Smith, of Californina, and Legare, of
pletely on the proposition to urge
upon the Texas representatives in con
gress to urge intervention in Mexico.
The Lewelling resolution condemning
the killing of Madero and Suarez and
urging intervention came up today and
representative Householder offered a
substitute which was merely that the
legislature deplores the killing of
Madero and Suarez. The opposition was
so strong- to the Lewelling resolution
mat jar. ivo linr witnarew his reso-
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iiiLiuii ana acepiea me nousenoiaer j
ruusuiuii ana on a vote oein laK'-n f
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the mall- r.
Governor McDonald Likely
to Permit It to Go Into
Effect at Once.
BLUE SET LAW TO
ANTA FE. N. M Feb. 27. The
salary bill went to the governor
yesterday afternoon. He must
sign or veto It before Friday afternoon,
as it will then, become a law by limita
tion unless he takes action. It is said
that he will allow this to take place,
but such reports are merely rumors.
The governor himself has as yet given
no hint of his intentions.
Local Option Bill.
The house yesterday reconsidered and
recommitted the local option bill which
it passed Tuesday, and that measure
will probably die in committee as a
result. The reconsideration, came up
on motion of Mr. Clancey. .
The senate Republicans yesterday
afternoon held a conference on the dis
trict attorney bill, but were unable to
agree upon a settlement.
The house made an effort to recon
sider the "blue sky" law, but its friends
blocked this move by forcing "an ad
journment. Major Llewellyn presented a state
ment to the effect that the house Had
so far passed 42 of its own bills, of
which the senate had also passed
three. He said the house bad passed
five senate bills.
After the routine the senate pro
ceeded immediately to he introduction
of bills, as follows:
Senate bill 167, by Mr. McCoy, an
Australian ballot law; senate bill 168.
by Mr. Laughren, relating to the ad-'
mission or common carriers to oo Dim
ness in the state; senate bill 169, .by
Mr. Kvans, providing for the payment
from public funds of the traveling- ex
penses of delegates to national conven
tions; senate bill 176, by Mr. Doepp,
repealing section 2337 of the 1897 laws.
The following committee reports
were presented and adopted:
By the finance cornmittee: House
Joint resolution 16, donating desks to
St. Michael's afademv: senate bill 141.
for the rebuilding of the Ssanish
American -normal school at El Rite.
favorably with amendments; house
joint resolution 11, covering the defi
ciency of the 1911 canvassing board,
substitute reported favorably.
On third reading the following bills
Senate bill 149, appropriating money
for the unpaid expenses of the Albu
querque armory ooara; senate wit 4M,
the Page county sary.
otila 84 and-3Syhe .church
a SHsfSTfl s"
4owAllnn lAVAfnnllA- VMC A flVU TiBBlS '
-.i ,.; Kin 7b a enHaHtute
not yet having arrived from the exception, and the committee was go
T,rfntoV Ine back after him In the afternoon.
The house tabled a resolution by
Mr. Clancy prohibiting tne mtroauc
tion of bills later than Marcn x.
TTmico hill 172 was" deferred until
a similar measure now in committee,
should be reported out, when both
will be considered together. They re
fer to the election of trustees for com
munity land grants. ...
The following bills were introduced:
House bill 252. by Mr. Manzanares. a
drinking cup law; house hill 253. by Mr.
Blanchard. creating special judicial po
lice: house Dill 254. by Mr. Toombs, ex
tending the herd law to Union counts
house bill 255. by Mr. Moreno, prohibit
ing the unlicensed sale of native wines
and liquors on the premises where
manufactured: house bill 2a6. by Mr.
Llewellvn, relating to the appoint
ment of members of the shefep and
cattle sanitary boards: house bill 267.
by Mr. Llewellyn, prescribing the form
and manner of making election returns;
house bill 258. by Mr. Toombs, provid
ing a method of collecting poll tax:
house bill 250. bv Messrs. Young and
Llewellvn. an anti-trust law: house bill
260, by Mr. Love, for the extermination
of prairie dogs; house bill 261 by Mr.
Chrisman. amending section 660 or the
1897 laws; house bill 262. by Mr. Gage.
amending section 8 of chapter ol. of the
laws of 1912: house bill 263. by Mr.
Cooney. prohibiting the erection or
maintenance of tuberculosis sanitaria
within one mile of a stateeducational
institution: house bill 2i4, by Mr.
Gurule. for the extermination of Rus
sian thistle: house bill 265, by Messrs.
Clancey and Trujillo. relative to the
fencing of grazing lands.
A communication from the attorney j
To juniia uriuKr.
stating the probability of the latter s
bridge bill being constitutional, was
read. The bill appropriates $6909 for
bridge at Puerta de Luna, to be built
jointly by state and county.
On third reading the following bills
were passed: . .
House Mil 71, extending the time for
the making of assessments: house bill
130. locating the western extension or
the Camino Real along the Gallup
Albuquerque line; house bill 13 1. ap
propriating $6990 to repa'r the roads
leading Into Mora: house bill 148.
creating "Good Roads day": house bill
28. defining adulterv. Mr. Toombs, who
introduced this bill, said New Mexico
was the onlv state without such a law.
House bill 42, giving juries discretion
ary powers, to set the death penalty
or life imprisonment as the punishment
for first degree murder. The amend
ments adopted make the crime of crim
inal assault punishable by the death
nenalty or by Hfe imprisonment: house
bill 161, transferring $790 back from
the salary fund to the game protection
fund: house bill 177. ronpallnir section
3999 of the complied laws of 1897. This
section makes it mandatory upon a
railroad operating within the state to
i.oV.1 Tiw- .! ... !T. TZ.I I Pacific tracks, isi Paso street and west
SSSS-SL S'x-thrtr $ ,ts J&f010!.! ! --A. W. Reeves, chairman: W. S. Clay
residents of Iew Mexico. Other cor- i ," ,1 v, o.. to... -or Tr.. J
porations neea have but one such di
rector. House bill 109. extending the
good conduct time nrinciple to jil
prisoners and giving sheriffs the right
jo paroie jail prisoners. The Mil pro
bides for th! employment of prisoners
outside the jails upon roads and other
IS BEING PROBED
Xerr Mexico Lawmakers Enter Into In
vestigatlon of the Charses
Santa Fe, N. M.. Feb. 27. The com
mittee appointed to investigate all ex
oil inspectors of the state, organized by
the election of "W. H. H. Llevellyn as
chairman and J. "W. -Campbell secre
tary. Judge Toombs and judge Rogers
were appointed to conduct the exami
nation of witnesses.
The committee began taking testi
mony last night
The committee has addressed a'letter
to attorney general Clancy requesting
an opinion as to whether or not the
fees for oil inspection were "puoiic
Public Records DIsannear.
The zovernor has turned over to the
ic reports received from
toi as eiilino in the in-
ji1(1 01j jr,--
esticat!r.M r.oks k nt 1. Mr Anit
(Continued on, next page.)
Red Necktie Workers In
crease Chamber of Com
merce Fund Above $23,000.
REPORT OF PROGRESS
IS MADE AT LUNCHEON
Moore Than 923,000 'Raised.
District No. 1.
District No. 2.
... I3UiCk nu. o.. ........
District No. 9.. J.
Budget day total. ...$ 3.041
Total Wednesday.... 19.965
Grand total.' $23,006
'.' -v v
AS A result of the first half of the
budget day activity of the cham
ber of commerce directors and
the soliciting committees at work to
raise the $59,996 budget fund for the
year, more, than $3990 was added to the
The reports of the various commit
tees were given at the chamber of
commerce luncheon Thursday noon, and
were received by the 199 business men,
with cheers for each report as it was
read. President Y. R, Stiles announced
that the budge would be boosted by
more than twice the amount of $3941,
which was raised in two hours Thurs
day morning. The full report will be
read at a meeting of the directors to
be held this evening at the chamber of
commerce building, when the totals up
to 6 oclock will be filed with theaecre-
The reports of the committees de
veloped interesting phases of the bud
get fund canvass, which is -now In
progress. A. Schwartz, chairman of
the committee in district No. 1. re
ported that the clerks. at the Popular
Drygoods store, who compose the pop
ular association, had spontaneously
ulaV association, had spontaneously
subscribed, raisinsr S25. exclusive of the
subscribed, raising $25, exclusive of the
store's subscription. The Jvr&Kauer,
Zork and Move Succs. employes sub
scribed a similar amount to the budget
Japanese Merchant Subscribes.
Argo Konnehame, the little. Japanese
fruit dealer on North Oregon street,
was th first foreigner to subscribe,
atrlar Sl to the budget fund. A. Sll-
berbenr. resorting for dlstffet-fc.
said that everyone who. had haan asked
t subscribe had done so. w
itn nut one
A. W. Reeves- said that his committee
expected to double the $5S9 raised In
the morning and that Charlie Stevens's
rea tie naa neipea avv worm, jiuueri
i Krakauer announced that the Two Re-
public company had 'subscribed $120
and Drs. Brown & Brown had set a
record for the physicians 'by subscrib
ing $50. Claiborne Adams, of the No.
6 committee, reported that his $459 had
been raised in $5 and $19 subscriptions.
Frank Coles reported for V. R. Stlles's
No. 7 committee. This committee had
the reeard of $559, and Mr. Coles said
this would be .increased to $1090 by 6
oclock. I. A. Shedd confined the efforts
of his committee to the contractors and
had obtained $300. with prospects of
that much more from the builders.
The balletln board, on the front of
The Herald building, the thermometer
which indicates the temperature of the
budget fund, showed $23,096 chalked up
at the close of the luncheon.
A. Stelnfeld, president of the A. Stein
feld company, and the Consolidated Na
tional bank of Tueson. was the guest
of honor at the chamber of commerce
luncheon, with J. Ivancovich and Dr. C.
A. Schrader, also of Tucson, who were
in El Paso Thursday. Mr. Stelnfeld
spoke for the Tucson business men.
gave the chamber or commerce greet
ings from the Tucson chamber of com
merce and complimented the El Paso
chamber on its spirit. Mr. Steinreld
and his friends were here to Inspect
the city paving. They were shown
over the city Thursday by J. M. "Wyatt,
J. G. McNary and T. M. Wlngo.
Start Budget Campaign.
Bedecked in red ties, the budget fund
comlnittees of the chamber of com
merce started their work early Thurs
day morninsr. Before 9 oclock all were
at work In the various districts of the j
City coiiecuitK euuauiiuu w avh en
the fund and indications are that they
will surpass all former efforts.
There was nearly $20,900 in the fund
when they started their , budget day
canvass Tnursday morning, and. they
rounded up many men -who could not
be seen when only a few committee
men were at work.
The committees at wgrk and the dis
tricts they are covering are;
District No. 1 All that part of the
city north of Southern Pacific tracks,
west of and including Oregon street
A. Schwartz, chairman; W. H. Shelton,
W. A. Scrivner.
District No. 2 North' of Southern
Pacific tracks, east of Oregon to and in
cluding St. Vrain street A. Silberberg.
chairman; J. J. Kaster, Sol I. Berg.
Charles Mapel, J. A. Happer, Lee H.
District No. 3 North of Southern
Pacific tracks and east of St. 'Vraln
C. H. Finley. chairman ;."W.-C. Cromble,
R, IL Rmehart.
Dlstrict No. 4 South of Southern
Pacific tracks. El Paso street and west
ton. C. B. Stevens. Kogar w. Kayser.
District No. 5 South of Southern
Pacific tracks, east of El Paso. Includ
ing Mesa avenue Robert Krakauer.
chairman; S. C Awbrey, Geo. LeBaron,
J. C. Wllmarth.
District No. 6 South of Southern
Pacific, east of Mesa, including Camp
hll Claiborne Adams, chairman: C T.
1 Sirmans, F. C. Weckerle. "W. K Hurx-
District No. 7 South of tracks. -east
of Campbell to Newman V. R. Stiles,
chairman; J. Frank Coles, Herman M.
Andreas, Jas. L. Marr.
District No. 8 South of tracks,
everything east of Newman street
Geo. B. Evans, chairman; R. A. Whlt
lock. District No. 9 Special T. A. Shedd,
chairman; R. "W. Long. H. L. Ponsford,
Hal Christie. W. G. Jolly.
YSLETA MAN ROBBED ;
STORE IS ENTERED
James Allen, of Ysleta, Tex., accord
ing to the police, claims he was held
up and robbed of $99 Wednesday .night
while on Second street, between Broad
way and Stanton.
Some time "Wednesday night burglars
broke Into the store at 615 South El
Paso street and succeeded in getting
away with various articles, the total
value beiner placed at $15. The entrance
I t.i the stoi c was gained at the rear of
I tin building. The burglars left no
The Slpiy Concentration of
Northern Soldiers- at Gal
veston Due to Snow.
RAIN IS ALSO
PARTLY TO BLAME
Chicago. lit, Feb. 27. The troop
movement to Galveston has been
checked by inclement weather, accord
ing to reports received here today at
army headquarters. A section of the
27th infantry was five hours late get
ting out of St. Louis early today, while
another section was delayed several
hours last night by a washout at Jack
son, Miss. Several snowstorms in the
west have impeded the progress of a
large number of troops.
V. S. TROOPS ARE FAST
MOBOL1ZIXG AT GALVESTON
Galveston. Texas.. Feb. 27. Approxi
mately 3099 soldiers of the United
States army are encamped in Gal-
The Seventh regiment of, infantry,
two battalions of the Ninth infantry
and the third battalion and headquar
ters and staff of the 19th infantry ar
rived yesterday. The 28th Infantry and
the Fourth Infantry arrived today. "
All of these troops are of the fifth
brigade. The fourth field artillery
will arrive today.
Brig. Gen. Tasker H. Bliss arrived at
San Antonio yesterday and assumed
command of the southern division with
headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, re
lieving Gen. Steever.
A heavy squall of wind and rain
early today swept over Camp Crockett.
Where the main force of the second
army division will mobilize. The 2999
men in camp -were awakened to brace
their tents, a few of which were blown
Maj. Gen. Carter, in command of the
division, is scheduled to arrive with
his staff late today.
News dispatches tell of troop trains
all over the southwest rapidly converg
ing on Galveston.
TROOPS AT BROWNSVILLE.
Brownsville, Tex Feb. 27. Troop
M, 14th United States cavalry, which
arrived frcm Laredo, and five com-
I J""8 ZlJZf ?,? 7 S5?
Te established a Joint camp at Fort
Brown, untenanted since the with
drawal of the 2th infantry in 1995, be
cause of the shooting Up of Browns
ville by the negro soldiers.
HEAVY SNOWS DELAY
WAR IN BALKANS
Operations of. Wte Armies Are Proc--tically
at a Standstill Turks Gtt
More Supplies for AdMonoplc.
London, Kng.. Feb. 27. The opera
tions of the five armies engaged in
the Balkan war have, been brought
nrfM!lv tn a fitAni1Hll bv th vfln-
try weather. Snowstorms axs frequent .
ana tne roaas are in a aepioraoie state.
The Bulgarian war department says
oniy aesurtory iigntmg nas Deen in
progress at Adrlanople. but a dispatch
from a French correspondent inside
the city says that since February 3 the
Bulgarians have been delivering des
perate but ineffective assaults on the
fortress and bombarding it cruelly and
fruitlessly. The correspondent con
firms the report sent to the Turkish
war office by Shukri Pasha, the mili
tary commander of Adrlanople that he
has succeeded in getting a fresh sup
ply of provisions.
At Bulair the Bulgarian and Turkish
armies are entrenched, patiently
awaiting a break in the weather.
The only heavy fighting, except at
Adrianople since the war -was resumed
has taken place around Scutari, where
the Montenegrin army, now assisted
by the Servian, has agin failed in an
attempt to take the fortress.
The Greek army seems to be idle at
Janlna. An occasional report comes
through of a movement by Turkish
troops in Macedonia, showing that they
are not entirely disposed of there,
while the failure of the Greeks to take
Janina. which Is their objective. Is re
garded as another indication that there
Is a lot of fight left in the Ottomans
in that part of the country.
The Greek fleet now has extended
its blockade of the Albanian coast as
far as Durazno In ocJer to stop the
revictualllng of the Turks In Scutari
and Macedonia. This action may give
rise to objections by Italy and Aus
tria on the ground that the blockade
TURKS OFFER TO
Peace Proposal Is Made tq Russia and
'Transmitted to the Bulgnrian Gov
ernment For Consideration.
Sofia. Bulgaria. Feb. 27. Turkey has
at last signified her readiness to ne
gotiate for peace with Bulgaria on the
basis pf the cession of Adrlanople.
The Turkish government has solicited
the good offices of Russia. The Rus
sian government today transmitted to
the Bulgarian government a message
received from Constantinople contain
ing the Turkish proposals for fresh
negotiations. The Bulgarian council
met today to discuss the subject.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb. 27. Dis
patches received here today confirm the
report that the Turkish government has
expressed willingness to surrender the
lortress of Adrianople. ,
Russia will' not support Bulgaria s
demand for a war Indemnity from Tur
key. AUSTRIA AND RUSSIA AfiBBB
TO DEMOBILIZE FORCES.
St. Petersburg. Russia. Feb. 27. -Demobilization
of the Austrian and Rus
sian forces has been decided upon, ac
cording to information from a most
reliable source, as a result of the re
cent exchange of letters between em
peror Francis Joseph and the Rnssian
emperor. The extra units concen
trated on the respective frontiers, it
Is stated, will be simultaneously with
drawn in the near future.
EXPLORER PLANS FOUR ATLVR
EXPEDITION" TO TUB ARCTIC
New York, N. Y.. Feb. 27. Vilhjal
raur Steffanaeon, discoverer of the
blonde' Eskimo, has made public his
plans for the four year expedition be
plans to lead to the Arctic next May.
In this time he hopes to wipe off the
map much of the white space Indicat
ing unexplored regions of the far j
Steffansson and his companions
eight or ten picked men of science
will tail out of Ksquimault, B. C.
near Victoria, the latter part. of May
or early in June on the 247 ton steam
whaler Karlui. barkentine rigged, pur
chased for the expedition by the Ca
nadian Korernme-it. She will fly the
Britivh flan as tne entire cost of the
fXpoMiion i to ne borne b the I'aiiul
lan Mi.rnmiM and will carrj a crew
Leading Their Followers
TO GEN. HUERTA
OUGLAS. ARIZ.. Feb. 27. Direct
communication, established today
with Fronteras, brings denial of
the reported battle yesterday. Federals
went out early in the morning, march
ing south, the Inhabitants of the town
simply declaring themselves Maderistas
without a shot being fired. They burned
four bridges, two north and two south
of town, to prevent a surprise by fed
erals. This is part of the general move of
the Maderistas of Sonora. Fifty from
Douglas and 59 from Agua Prleta left
lest night, marching southeast to Join
Mateo Ortis. comieario of Colonia
Morelos who with 159 volunteers, has
declared against Huerta.
According to Maderistas here, CoL
8bregon has 899 men ready to invest
naymas: Cols. Alvarado and Rivera
nave 1299 ready to handle Hermoeillo;
CoL Juan Cabral, 359 at Magdftlena.
Belesario Garcia, second in command
of the state troops, has been sent
south to Cumpas and Mocteznma to en
list men for-the new revolt.
Fifty federals left Agua Prleta late
yesterday, two flat ears in front of the
engine, bound for Fronteras. At the
same time a force of 59 left Nacozari.
Intending to converge at Frosteras and
retake the town.
It Is reported this afternoon that the
federals retook Fronteras- today and
that the citizens and Maderistas who
yesterday took the town, have fled to
The Mttderista junta here declares
senator Pesquelra, who was reported
to have been named governor of
Sonora. wilt follow rebel governor
Maytorena and flee 'the state.
Report has It that Inez Salaiar. An
tonio Rojas. Mareelo Caraveo and other
former rebels against Madero will im
mediately take the field against the
Sonora rebels if the Huerta govern
ment grants their requests for incor
poration Into the federal rural guard
and the immediate distribution of the
landed estates. Their force, claimed to
be between two and three thousand, is
near Ojitas. ready to cross int this
state. The plan is to march through San
Luis pass Into Sonora.
Azas Prleta- Revolt.
Only 99 of the Agua Pr$ota garrison
revelled. Many others deserted, some to
tMs Side of the line: others mnt inatk
"3rr jQrxte. CWBtsfcrfo tSdfee oune
ere ana was interviewed laet night by
The Herald correspondent: H save the
plans as stated above. He sye the' de
posed governor Jose 'Maria Maytorena
himself will take the field to command
the new revolt
Reports of trouble at -Pllares and
Nacozari were received last night.
Whether the former has- gone over to
the new rebellion Is not known. The
latter as well as- El Tigre wilt have dlf-
flculty In doing so because of the
strong federal garrisons.
Lieut. CoL Giron arrived here last
night, ready to take the field, wiring
his offer of services to exgovernor
Maytorena Is Removed.
The forced resignation of governor
jiayiorena is reported: today by pas
sengers arriving here from Hermoeillo.
Senor Fasqueira is reported appointed
The Sonora state congress after tak
ing this action against Maytorena, who
had refused to acknowledge the Mexico
city srovernment. ummI rasolntlons nf
J neutrality regarding the threatened, up
risings wnien aireaay nave occurred la
many parts of the states.
Ygnaclo Bonillas, candidate for gov
ernor at the last election, was first
elected provisional governor, but re
fused and then Pasqueira was elected.
The federal volunteers -who aunnortml
I the governor's stand have taken to the
nius. it is stated that Maytorena will
join them and that they will soon amal
gamate with the other rebels already
in arms against the new regime.
Villa to Join Rebels.
Report has it that Pancho Vilbx will
soon reach the state to join the rebels
against Huerta. against whom he has
a personal grudge, because Huerta. had
him arrested at Torreon and sent to
prison in Mexico City for looting the
bank of Parral. while serving as a
colonel of rurales for Madero.
TRAIN IS WRECKED
Nogales. Ariz., Feb. 27. Late last
night a special was reported coming
from the south, but it failed to arrive.
This morning again it was reported as
coming from Magdalena. but at 19
oclock orders came for wrecking equip
ment to be sent Immediately to Mag
dalena. including a heavy set of
trucks, such as are used for Pullmans.
It is presumed that former governor
Maytorena Is coming and that the train
was wrecked, owing to high speed. It
is In a ditch about four kilometers
south of Magdalena. it is said. The
Mexican operator states that he has
strict orders from Emplame not to state
who is on the train and to give the
train right of way over all others.
In some quarters it is said that the
flight of Maytorena leaves Sonora
without a governor. Ysmael Padilla.
secretary of state, got out several days
ago, ostensibly on business. The state
has had no vice governor since the
death of Eugenlo H. Gayou, in Los An
ui.. .,.. .... uu.ju, j.. i,3 --in- ,
fui. i... JyV;.. "w. p"ri
that Maytorena resigned last nfght and
Antonio Pesquira was appointed gov
ernor ad interim, has not been con
firmed. Serious rioting was expected in Her
mosillo last night, but failed to mate
rialise further than in a. -few street
encounters between regular troops and
Maderista volunteers, most of whom
have taken to the hills.
Maytorena is understood to be leav
ing Mexico for good, leaving his ranch
property, for which he is alleged to
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ENLARGEMENT OF FT.
BLISS IS CERTAIN
j 1T7A -f1 7DJr7,Frt- 27 The army appropriation btll containing an
I yy Jl $325000 ffr enlargement of Fort BBss, now m conference,
w. . ivnn l we noose and senate proDaaty tomorrow.
Several of the conferees who will hold a final meeting this afternoon befors
reporting the bill, said this morning that the Fort Bliss appropriation will be in
the hOL The bill undoubtedly will be accepted by both howes as reported, and
this will assure the big improvement at the fort.
Representative W. R. Smith, who has worked hard to get the appropriation,
has been promised by a number of the conferees that the Fort Bliss appropriation
shall get through this session.
Vasquistas Declare They
Will Fight Huerta; Army
Would Fight Gomez.
REBELS DIFFER AS
TO THEIR PLANS
SUPPORTERS of Eraiiio Vasquez
Gomez are not unanimous as to
what they want from the new
Huerta government. The more radical
declare that nothing short of the pro
visional presidency for Somes will enl
the revolution; others say that if Hu
erta will accept the demands of tne.
rebels for the immediate distribution:
of the landed estates in Mexico, the
rebels will lay down their arms.
The Vasqntets, junta, in El Paso is.
fostering the project of having Vas
quez Gomez proclaimed provisional
president of the republic of Mexico,
and later, through an election. Its pres-r
To Demand Huerta's Resignation.
The real mission of David de la Fu-
ente. -who left here Wednesday ta
route to Mexico City, according to the
leading spirits of the local Junta, is.
to try and persuade Huerta to resign
in favor of Vasquez Gomez, assuring
him In that 'event that the revolution
ary forces In the north and those in,
the south -will lay down their arms.
to rally to the support of the govern
ment under the leadership of Gom-z.
Gomez, it is said, is asking only for
the provisional presidency with the
request that the elections be called
promising to abide by their final re-;
Should Huerta refuse to accede to
the request of Vasquez Gomes then the
real launching of the revolution,
against brm will take place, Vas-
qnistas declare. Gomez, himself, will,
take the field, the reports have ;t
and sufficient money can be raised to
eaxry on the movement. All the dis
gruntled Maderistas are to support?
hint because he is a civilian against
Huerta and the military men.
Zapata Supports Gomes.
Under this order of things,. Zapata
who the Vasquista junta claims has
documentary proof of his fidelity ta
Vasquez Gomez, will be appointed gen
eral in chief of the revolutionary
forces in the south, and Tnes Salazar
wttt hold the same office in the north.
In the south, the junta, claims, the
states of Morelos, Zapata's stronghold.
Guerrero, Pueblo and Veracruz are
pledged to support the Vasquista revo
lution. In Stnaloa, Sonora. Chihuahua.
Durango and Coahuila, it is claimed.
revolutionary fercee are ready to take
the field In umipuil of "Tastroez Gomez.
Another Revolt Klther "Way.
Vasquez: Gomes, who some time ago
crossed the line and proclairaedwhnr
self provisional president. Is still st
Palomas, awaiting, it is said, the out
come of the visit of de la Fuente, the
result of which, it is said, will de
termine whether there is to be peace or
Should Huerta agree to withdraw
t ??d V GJmc , ? Jated 10,
the provisional presidency, it 13 not
believed that the army would be any
more loyal to Gomez than it "would
to Madero and that Immediately, the
Cientificos and the army would open.
st revolution on Gomez. At present.
the army is at least loyal to Huerta.
The Other Side.
The declaration of the local Vas-i
quistas is contrary to the reports given;
out by d la Fuente and Manuel Garcia.
Aldapo, friends of Gomez and named
for the Huerta cabinet. They havs
declared that therebels of northernMex
lco would lay down their arms and:
accept Huerta if he would agree to
incorporate them into the rural guard.
and to distribute the big landed es
tates immediately. It is also said td
be the plan to ask to have Gomez
put into the cabinet in place of AWape.
as secretary of agriculture, in whicx
case the distribution of the lands
would fall to Gomez.
As a solution of the demands of
the northern rebels for the distribution,
of public lands, it will be proposed t
the party in power at Mexico City to
employ first the estates of the Madero
family. Rebel agents declare that tfcia
plan -will be made to Gen. Huerta by
d la Fnente, representing Gen. Sala
zar. De la Fuente, who left here
yesterday on a special train for Mexico
City, will be delayed at Chlhttshua5
city as revolting volunteer troops have
destroyed the Mexican Central near?
Jimenez, below Chihuahua.
The Big Madero Estates.
The Madero estates, altbouirhu
drained by the revolution conducted;
by the deposed president and subse
quent unsettled conditions, are tha
richest chain of properties hi Mexico,
They compose a smelter at Torreon
and mercantile houses, banks and:
ranches controled by the many sors.
brothers and nephews of the elder
Francisco I. Madero. In view of th
reported death of at least two of the
sons, and the probable exiling of the
remainder and the head of the family.
the .rebels hope at once to secure the
Madero estates for distribution to tha
northern revolutionists wHo so long
have fought Madero's government.
Want Immediate Confiscation.
The rebels insist, on the immediate
confiscation of the big landed es
tates, their payment by the govern
ment to be made later. President Ma
dero. who went into office on such &
platform, took the stand after his ele
vation, that the lands would first hae
to be acquired amicablv from t"
owners and then dis
owners and then distributed. Th's
caused the Orozco-Salazar revolution.
.Now. these rebels want the lands t-
mediately confiscated and sold on eas-v
payments to the poor of Mexico, th
government to take care of the pa -ments
to the present owners as bi-t
E.VRTIIftIAKK CAUSES PANIC.
Guayaquil. Ecuador Feb. 27. Violent
earthquakes occurred last night at
Cuenea, A-mbato and Rio Bamba. No
serious damage was done, but tha
panic stricken inhabitant passed the
remainder of the night in the streets
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