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EL PASO, TEXAS,
April 15, 1913 12 Pages
ASSOC1 A7 ED PRESS
Fair and Slightly Warmer To
night: Wednesday Fair.
TWO SECTIONS TODAY.
PENAL GODE CITIZENS H I P FEOEBflLS QUIT
IS SNUG IN DESIRED Dlf EfllUE IN
ARIZONA f tNESE SONORA
Legislature and Governor
Seem Determined; Long
Session May Result.
FULL SIXTY DAYS
MAY BE TAKEN" UP
.HOENIX, ARIZ., April 15. War
clouds are lowering over the j
capltol. Battle is . coming .and it
t 1 1 1 be over the penal code.
The house and senate are going to
pass the code in the mmd form exactly
tnat it 'was passed at the last session.
In that form it was vetoed by the gov
Governor Hunt. vetoed the bill be-
ause of that amendment which re-
tn.d his power to pardon condemned
prisoners, or to reprieve them tor
i r- than 90 days, except in case new
cud-nee tending to prove their in-
rmfiiii come to light.
Members of the antl-adminlstratfon
1 m nt in the house made the claim
i vtt-rday afternoon that 20 represen-
t tiles and 13 senators have agreed to
Tass the bill this time" with that
amendment and defy the governor by i
s Tiding it down for his official ap-
Tliat the governor will veto theni
o-u e more is an absolute certainty. It
a.i- a.u wwiuu; i uumj i"i .
will be impossible to marshal a two
thirds rote in the house to pass it over
liis veto, and it will probably be just
as hard to get 14 senators to take any
"R hat then? No one knows. The adop
tion of a penal code at this session is
a necessity. It has already been in
troduced and labeled house bill 1. No
action was taken on it yesterday.
Long Seamen Certain.,
One thing seems certain and that
Is that the penal code will extend the
present legislative session days, per
haps weeks, beyond 'the time- when it
would otherwise end. Prospects now
are that the session will last the entire
6o days permitted by the constitution.
By one bill, the senate- beat the- rec
ord of the house on the first day of
the third session. Twenty-two bills
v.-ere introduced in the senate and 21
ir the house.
Hughes's municipal slaughter bouse
til is No. 1 in the senate this session.
It was introduced in the same form
that it passed the senate at the last
No. 2, by Davis, is to permit the su
pervisors of Maricopa county to spend
?''000 in building a concrete bridge
ner the Hassayampa river at Wicken
burg. The money is to be replaced in
the county treasury out of Maricopa's
share of the state road fund when it
Sewer Measure lip Asraln.
Breen Is the author of No. IS, which
is to permit cities to Incur Indebted-
ness in excess of 4 pel cCHt'of-their as
sessed valuation for the purpose of in
stalling sewers, water plants and light
ing system. The additional Indebted
ness permitted is 15 percent of the as
sessed valuation. This bill is of special
interest to Breen's home town of Flag
staff, where It Is desired to issue bonds
Hughes reintroduced his bill to per
mit the board of control to recompense
unvirts. at the rate of nbt more than
'" cents a day. for 'working on state
roads and bridges. If & prisoner has
a family dependent upon him. the
monev goes to the family each week,
but if he has not one dependent upon
lim. he draws what he has earned in a
lump sum upon his release from the
Three Cent Fare.
I majority of the judiciary commit
tee introduced a three cent fare law.
This is one of the matters specifically
mentioned in the message of governor
Hunt to the legislature.
c B. "Wood rather complicated the
s tuat.on with- regard to taxation leg
islation He reintroduced No. 3 and No.
- under the same numbers they bore
before. No. 3 defines the powers and
duties of the state tax commission.
brth as a commission and a board of
equalization. No. 22 is a, general rev
enue law, prescribing methods of- as
sessing and levying taxes.
Earlier in the day Babbitt had intro
duced No. 3 in the house as two bills,
house bill IS and house bill 26. He
had also introduced No. 22 as house bill
House bill 19 is the first seven sec
tions of senate bill 3 exactly as they
are written. House bill 20 provides for
a state equalization board, composed
of the tax commissioners, the auditor
and chairman of the corporation com
mission "Wood's No. 3 provides that
the board of equalization shall consist
of the tax commissioners alone. It is
understood, however, that a majority of
the house members are in favor of
eliminating the corporation commission
r hairman and the auditor from house
Senate bill No. 21, Introduced by C
B Wood, provides for the taxation of
pnate car lines and is the same as
old senate bill No. 39.
As senate bill 17, Lovtn reintroduced
hi? bill relieving the county super-
the state engineer any time they want
to spent a county s portion oi me
late road fund.
Cede BIIIk Introdticed.
"Following are the code bills that
t. re introduced in the senate yester-
No 4, mortgages; No. 5. inspector of
-weights and measures; No. 6. sale of
goods: No. 7, license and occupation
ia; No. 8, horticultural commission:
No 9. local option: No. 10, contempt of
court- No. 11, Initiative and referen
dum No. 12, irrigation and drainage
districts: No. 14. public printing: No.
1" conveyance of real property.
Tn the committee of the whole, the
senate made much progress yesterday.
Tt approved Wood's two tax bills, which
gies the senate a first rate chance to
get its revenue legislation through be
fore the house acts on the Babbitt
The committee also approved the
Davis Wickenburg bridge bill. Hughes's
municipal abattoir Pill anu tne lovin
measure. No. 17, referring to the state
engineer. No amendments of any im
portance were offered.
Proponed Road Bond Ikmup.
Speaker Linney in the house today
introduced a constitutional amendment
making possible the Issuance of bonds
not exceeding $10,000,000 for roads.
Ml the attaches of the house em
ploved during the second special ses
sion 'will hold over during the third
one This much was decided yesterday
afternoon, when a report of the com
mittee on attaches 'was received and
adopted The committee was appointed
in the forenoon and consisted of one
member from each county. One of the
fifst acts of the senate on convening
Monday -was to adopt an order con
tinuing the attaches and rules of the
HIIIb Pint Committee.
The house spent most of the after
noon In committee of the -whole. It
recommended for passage the follow
No ? fixing county salaries. No. 3,
ixitnui hi ctprp'!s companies No. 4.
of leHphone and i legraph
Petition Will Be Sent to
Government if California
Passes Proposed Land Bill
TOKIO, JAPAN. April 15. Japa
nese official circles are now in
clined to the belief that nothing
they can do will have any effect in
averting the projected "and ownership
legislation of California. As soon as
the bill has passed, however, appli
cation will be roaae to the federal gov-
l eminent of the united States lor an
i o-rtonsion of naturalisation risrhts to
j tne Japanese. Otherwise the bill, it is
claimed, will be a discrimination
The newspapers call attention to the
"humiliating insult to a nation which,
though, high spirited and proud, has
gone out of its way to maintain the
most friendly relations with the United
American Oppose IHII.
American residents in Tokio and
( Yokohama, who are members of the
I pease society, held a joint meeting to-
I da'v with" the Japanese members at
i which a resolution was passed strongly
urging the uaiuornians not to nass tne
land ownership bill.
The resolution expressed- the belief
that the passage of the bill would
work ltjostice to the Japanese and be
injurious to American commerce, be
sides creating a painful situation for
American residents in Japan, who al
ways nave been recipients of courtesy
companies; No. 5, inheritance tax lair;
No. 12, duties and powers of state
officers; No. 14. registration of births
and deaths; No. 15, marriage and
divorce: No. IS. board of health; No. 13,
pure food and state chemist; No. 10,
principal and surety; No. S, county
government; No. 7, uniform legislation
commission: No. 9, landmarks and sur
veys; No. 11, eminent domain.
Election Code Considered.
Some progress was made in consid
ering No. 17. the election code. Crofoot
gave notice that he would offer an
amendment providing for a "rotary"
ballot, the principal feature of which
will be the elimination of party
A slight change 'was made in the
county salary code. That bill was
given some consideration in the senate
after the house passed it at the last
session and the sheriff of Cochise
county was there reduced from $5600
to S4000 a year. Yesterday the bouse
I put his salary back to $4000.
io. t Is a code measure denning com
House Mil .no. l is tne penal code
"boundaries. No. IS, No. 19 and No. 20,
as stated above, are Babbitt's tax bills.
Mine Tax Measure.
No. 21 is Graham's mine tax bill
His reintroduction of the measure was
rather a surprise to a number of per
sons, but it is now understood that
Graham and several other representa
tives have entered into an agreement
to hold up all taxation legislation till
a mine tax bill Is passed.
Nothing has been done in either
house toward fulfilling governor Hunt's
request, conveyed in his message, for
a complete investigation of the peni
tentiary. Hunt Read. Lecture.
Governor Hunt put his own "sub
heads" into his message. Under "The
Public Is Awake," he stated:
"The course of every measure, in
fact, which concerns the public's wel
fare, is being carefully watched. The
people are awake both to their needs
and to their rights. They expect every
representative and every servant to do
his duty conscientiously, fearlessly and
intelligently. They will not forgive
nor condone manifestations of personal
jealousy, spite or enmity, by means of
which the state is made to suffer
They expect and demand the exercise
of broad-minded, lofty patriotism,
without which good government can
not live nor true statesmanship exist.
And again. I say I am confident you
will not disappoint.
"Remember Our Pledges.
"To the Democratic members of. the
senate and house, upon whose shoul
ders and upon whose party responsibil
ity for this legislature's deeds and
achievements, good or ill, must rest, I
say, be Democrats be patriots and
Democrats. "Without other design of j
IKH IIMU1 auvnilUlftC Lllt&ll Uliftl which is t
suit; iu i.uiii? fi a. puuiiv; uul well per
formed, give thought to your party's
progressive pledges and fair-spoken
claims for preferment. They were not
made so long ago as to justify forget
fulness, nor is the day -when an ac
counting will be demanded so far dis
tant as to give prudence to careless-
ness. Invite the cooperation of all sin- j
cere representatives, regardless of
party, but relv upon yourselves for the
complete fulfilment of the duties for
which you and your party will be held
strictly and solely arid inevitably
jPOPE MUST FOLLOW
ORDER OF DOCTORS
"Rome, Italy. April 15. The condition
of pope Pius appeared to be practically
Prof. Marchiafava. the pope's phy
sician, gave out the following state
"The illness of the pope is now tak
ing Its normal course. The patient was
much better during the forenoon after
his night's rest. He had a slight set
back late yesterday afternon, when
his temperature rose slightly.
"If it is possible to induce pope Pius
to follow the orders of his medical
advisers, the amelioration in his con
dition will bring with it a revival of
strength. In other words the recov
ery of the pope is chiefly in his own
GIRLS ADMIT TAKING I'RKTTV
CLOTHES:. ARK FINED ?10.
Chicago, III., April 15. Olive and
Gertrude Alson, daughters of a real
estate broker, of San Francisco, were
fined $10 and costs each in the South
Clark streetmunlclpal court here to
day after tney had admitted taking
clothing from a downtown depart
ment store. A charge of larceny was
changed to disorderly conduct when
their mother who appeared in court
with them, explained that they would
leave Chicago tonight.
The young women were arrestee,
after tbey had attempted to leave the
store with three dresses. They admitted
their guilt, saying the sight of the
prettv gowns was too tempting. Mrs.
H. F. Alson. the mother. told the
court they had been on a trip to Can
ada and were returning to the west
when they stopped in Chicago to sbop.
SON II S MEAhLKS.
Because T. N Davis. jr., has the
measles, police chief Davis could not
show tip at th police station Tuesday.
Surrender Town to the Reb-
els and Beat It Across the
Bay to Guaymas.
ANOTHER U. S. SHIP
SENT TO GUAYMA:
OGAX.ES. ARIZ.. April 15. All
federal forces evacuated Era
palme early today, moving
across the bay to Guaymas, while
state troops occupied the town, said
direct advices received here today. It
was reported, that the federals pre
pared to depart by boat for the south,
leaving the Constitutionalists in full
possession of the state. The Guaymas-
Erapalme garrison of federals consist-
wt nf Iacc fhan AAA mon while th
state troops have begun mobilisation
of nearly 5,000 troops to assault the f
California gulf port town.
C. D. Taylor, United States consular
agent at Guaymas, today was asked
by he state department at Washing
ton to notify the Mexican officials
that the destroyer Paul Jones would
arrive In the gulf port tomorrow. The
purpose of the boat's presence 'was
Gun; mas Federals Ready to Fight.
Gtiaymas, Sonora, Mex.. April 15.
The federals have evacuated Em
palme, where the employes of the
Southern Pacific de Mexico live. Under
an agreement with the, railroad offi
cials, in order that Americans may
not suffer when the federals are at
tacked, the federals have withdrawn
to small villages known as San Jose
del Guaymas at the head of the bay.
and are throwing up fortifications.
These, It is believed, will constitute
an efficient outpost for the main gar
rison at Guaymas.
The Guaymas federals continue to
strengthen their positions. Though
numerically inferior, they are well
equipped and can make a stiff show
ing. Preparations for immediate actios
were imade when the news was re
received that Naco had fallen.
TO BLOW UP JUAREZ
Federal Officers Say I)j nnmUers "Were
to Go From KI I'aao and Destroy
the Cnnrtel and Town.
Military authorities in Juarez- declare
those have discovered a plot by the Bl
Paso Maderista junta to blow up the
town. They say that it had been
planned for a party to make a trip to
Juarez in an automobile, carrying bombs
wtth them, these were to be thrown I
into the cuartel, where the soldiers are
quartered and into various other public
buildings, thereby destroying them and
killing the occupants.
The men making this attack were
then to effect an escape to El Paso in
the same automobile. The plot has
never been carried out. but the authori
ties still believe it may be attempted
and therefore are on the alert, they say.
Monday at midnight two volleys were
fired in Juarez. The police disclaimed
any knowledge of it, saying it was sim
ply the military guards changing shifts
CoL Juan N. Vasquez says that the po
lice fired the shots to see that everyone
was on his guard.
The keno games in Juarez are still
closed, the owners declining to pay the
advance in taxes asked by the state
SAYS REBELS WILL
SOON TAKE MEXICO
"Victorious Leader at .aco Declares
They Will lime the National
Naco, Ariz., April 15. "Within 60
days the Constitutionalists will take
Mexico City," was the declaration to
day of Gen. Alvaro Obregon, commander-in-chief
of Sonora insurgent state
troops, which Sunday took Naco, So
nora. "If the federals do not leave Guay
mas we will be joined in the campaign
by 3000 troops from Stnaloa state and
000 from Tepic territory, under com-
mand of Col. Martinez Pinoso, 4000 un-
der Gen. Zanata from Morelos. and
15,000 from Coahuila under Gov. Car
ranza. "Wltn this force and with Carranza
as our commander, we will march tri
umphantly into the national capital.
Gov. Carranza doubtless will be the
The state troops opposite this point,
numbering nearly 2000, are recuperat
ing from the Naco campaign before de
parting toward Guaymas. They will
leave within a week.
STORY A HOAX
Americans bupposed To Be Held By
Mexicans Are All Safe Letter
Was a Joke.
San Diego. Calif.. April 15. Arthur
R. Barker, Harold L. Downing and
Ralph Clauson, reported to be in danger
of death in a Mexican prison at Real
Castillo, Lower California, denied this
morning they were going to be shot.
According to the men, the story of
their danger, which came from Minne
apolis, based upon a letter reported to
have been written by Downing to a i
friend in Minneapolis, is a hoax.
Clauson at present is in El Centro,
Imperial valley. Barker says he
visited Tia Juana, Lower Calif., about
two months ago for an hour or two.
Aside from that both he and Downing
assert, they never have been in Lower
California. Downing denies having
written the letter reported in the Min
TERMS IN JUAREZ
Privates Thomas McCue and Herman
Colwick, of troop C, of the lJth cav
alry, were released from the Juarez jail
Monday afternoon and come to El Paso,
and then proceeded to join theif troop
at Washington park Thev had served
S. term of four months and 20 das in
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Women For El
Paso School Board
Editor El Paso Herald:
Believing that it would be to the
best interest of the public schools
of the city of El Paso to have some
of our public spirited women on the
school board. 1 beg- to suggest for
discussion and action the advisabil
ity of the election of two women to
serve as members on the school
board for our city schools. I make
no nominations, but suggest that the
women of El Paso, regardless of
party preference and in their own
way, nominate two of their number
as candidates for election at the en
suing school election.
A. M. Walthall.
FIDE SQUAD OF
I English Ballot Seekers Bum
! . .
1 Seaside Mansion of Parlia
TELEGRAPH WIRES OF
RAILROAD ARE CUT
ASTINGS. ENG., April 15. Mili
tant suffragets destroyed the
handsome seaside mansion at St.
Leonards on Sea belonging to Arthur
Philip Ducros, Unionist member of
parliament, from Hastings. The wom
en not only set fire to the place but
put explosives in one of the rooms.
The house had just been vacated.
As soon as the flames were noticed
the fire brigade was summoned. The
firemen had just begun their work
when a series of explosions occurred.
One of the firemen was struck on the
head by a piece of metal and seriouslv
injured. A large quantity of suffraget
literature was found In the vicinity.
Cut Telegraph Wires.
Bath. Eng.. April 15. Suffragets cut
all the telegraph and telephone wire
at the entrance to the tunneL on the
Western railroad near here this morn
ing. Great inconvenience was caused.
Sentinel Remanded to Jail.
London. Eng.. April 15. Annie BelL
the sentinel who was arrested out
side Halloway jail during the impris
onment of Mrs. Pankhurst, for carry
ing a revolver, was brought up again
In police court today and further re
manded without bail In order that
physicians may make a report as te
her mental state..
TO ASSAIL CONGRESS
Washington, D. C, April 15. Anti suf
fragists started todav on what their load.
ers declare will be the "Tea test. demon-
stration against woman suffrage that
ine country lias vet seen.
"Drawing room meetings" will be nu
merous. Congress will be assailed and
the week will end win two meeting.;,
one on Friday and the other the follow
Women of national note in the crusade
against enfranchisement for their sex will
be among the speakers. Their program
for the week includes a hearing before
the senate women suffrage committee
Saturday, arrangements having been
completed for their reception.
. NOW NUMBER 270,000
Brussels. Belgium, April 13. More
than a third of the total number of
workmen In Belgium were on strike
this morning. Figures gathered from
all the provinces, except Antwerp and
West Flanders, showed a total of 256.000
siriKers. on Antwerp and west Flan
ders. where the Socialists are vIimi
fnlm "o oflo14'009 str,kers' making ;
in all 270.000 men.
ioience iiuiav I
There has been no v
Only four men have been arrested thus
far. The strike leaders insist that the
strike shall be one of "folded arms
ana not raisea lists.
STRIKING BELGIANS MUST
. 3LVKE DAILY REPORTS
Mamura. Belgium. April 15. The
supervision of the strikers bv the S-
1 cialist organization is exacting. Each
airiKcr receives a rea car a and has
to report daily at the local headquar
ters to have it stamped.
CIIILDKE. OF STRIKERS ARE
SENT TO CAPITAL OF BELGIUM.
Verviers, Belgium. April 15. The
strikers here sent 400 of their children
today to Socialist families in Brussels,
where they will be taken care of tem
porarily. COMMUNITY KITCHENS WILL
SUPPLY BEANS TO STRIKERS
Tournai. Belgium, April 15. Commu
nity kitchens have been orgaiv.et
here, from which the strikers and their
families receive daily soup, bread, meat
STRIKE IN BELGIUM
IS DELAYING SHIPPING
Ghent. Belgium. April 15. The num
ber of strikers here increased today.
The transfer of freight to Germany
has been interrupted and the departure
of several steamers delayed.
TLRKS VND B VLKANS
Paris, France. April 15. A
three days armistice has been
arranged between Turkey and
& the Balkan allies, according to
a semi-official dispatch from
1. Does a dog wear more clothes
in summer than winter, and why?
2. Behead an exploit and leave to
3. Transpose part of the national
flag into spirits.
4. With the letters of the words
in capitals form a word to appro
priately fill the blank in the follow
ing sentence: Q I TAG ALLEN Is
5. What tree is your best friend
or your worst enemy?
Answers will be found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
Postoffices to Be On Busi
ness Lines and Not Poli
tics, Says Burleson.
THE MERIT SYSTEM
ASHINGTON. D. C.. April 16.
Postmaster general Burleson
announced today that it was
the administration's policy to continue
all Republican postmasters now In of
fice to the end of their terms, pro
vided no charges 'were sustained
against their efficiency. The policy ap
plies to all classes of postmasters.
"My departure will be run on busi
ness lines and not by politics." said
Mr. Burleson in explaining the new
policy. He declared that there might
be some removals but he believed
that the majority of the postmasters
were efficient and would not be dis
turbed. "There will have to be specific
charges of inefficiency, however, be
fore any one will be removed," he
WHuon Favors Merit Sstem.
Mr. Burleson said the decision had
been reached after conferences with
president Wilson, who favors the merit
system. At present a plan is being
worked out for securing efficiency
under the civil service, fourth class
postmasters having been placed under
that jurisdiction on an executive order
by Mr. Taft-
PAGK NAMKD FOR AMBASSADOR
President Wilson today nominated
former Gov. John E. Osborne, of Wy
oming, to be first assistant secretary
of state: Walter H. Page, of New York,
to be ambassador to Great Britain: W.
H. OsSorn, of Greensboro, N. C. to be
a member of the internal revenue
To be registers of land office: Onias
C. Skinner. Mont rouse. Colo.
To be receivers of public moneys:
Lee A. Ruark. Del Norte. Colo; Wm. A.
Maxwell. Denver; Samuel B. Berry.
Wilson Appoints Princeton Man.
Samuel Houston Thompson, formerly
Republican assistant attorney general
of Colorado, has been selected for as
sistant attorney general of the United
States before the court of claims. He
was head of the Woodrow Wilson
Rocky Mountain club, one of the pres
ident's student at Princeton, and a
member of the famous Princeton
Eleven of '9.
EtCLASD EXPBCTS SETTLEMENT
OF CAXAI. TOLLS CO.NTUOVEI1SV
London Eng.. April 15. The report
sent by James Bryce. "?Uf- ambaa- L.
sador to the united States, on the re
suits of a recent conversation with
nresident Wilson foreshadows, it is un
derstood, a favorable termination of
the controversy between the two conn
tries over the question of the Panama
The Machester guadian understands
that president Wilson will shortly
make an important statement on the
London. Eng.. April 15. W. E. Har
denburg. the American civil engineer who
first disclosed the Putumavo rubber field
atrocities, said to have brought about
the death of hundreds of Peruvian In
dians came before the Putumayo inves
tigating committee today to answer
charges made against him by Julius
Caesar Aran, former director of the
Peruvian Amazon company.
He denied that he was either a black -maikr
or a forger, as had been asserted
bv Arana. He said he had made no
offer to the Peruvian Amazon company
to surrender his depositions regarding
tin- Putumavo crimes in return tor mon
ey. x0 charge of forgery or blackmail
ha1 bfn e"n8t nn- he" said, up to the
iime left Iquitos in 1909.
HAS EL PASO SCENES
MADE IN MOVIES '
Manager Lewis, of the Grecian theater,
haf recently had a 200-foot reel made of
moving El Paso subjects. The reel in
cludes the scbtiol children leaving the
Vilas. Lamar, Mesa and High schools,
the El Paso fire department in aetion.
several street scenes in El Paso and a
view of the Pecos high bridge and the
river as the train crosses it. Mr. Lewis
gave a private exhibition of the pictures
todav at the Grecian to some of his
OF NEW HAVEN ROAD
Bridgeport. Conn.. April 15. Bench
warrants for president Charles S. Mellen
and vice president E. P. Mcllenry, of
the New Haven railway, were issued
today by udge Green. lhey charge
gross negligence and manslaughter in
connection with the Westport wreck last
October in which several lives were lost.
President Mellen was in court and ac
cepted the service.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC WHARF
NEAR GUAYMAS IS BURNED
Guavmas, Mex.. Aril 15. Tne largest
fire that the neonle of this citv have wit-
nessed in manv years occurred when the
Southern Pacific Ardilla whart burned.
Half a dozen cars of coal had been run
out on the wharf for the purpose of
coaling the U. S. S. California. About 5
oclock in the afternoon fire wag noticed,
and as the timbers were very dry, the
blaze was soon beyond control. The
cars of coal fell into the bay, enough
coal, however. bHnpr dumped on the
wharf to make a briliant blaze far into
the night. TTie opinion is that the fire
was started from sparks from a nearby
IS OVERWHELMED WITH BILLS
Denver, Oolo.. April 15. With final
adjournment onlv eight hours away,
Colorado's 19th general assembly con
vened this morning confronted with a
mass of legislation awaiting final dis
position. These included all appropria
tion for state institutions and executive
departments, measures providing drastic
retrenchment and increased revenue.
hen the legislature com ened the
house at 10 and the senate at 11, there
were 122 bills to be considered on third
reading in both houses and about 21 con
ference reports The conference reports
included all appropriation bills.
UNDERWOOD TARIFF MEASURE
IS FULL OF DISCRIMINATIONS
- - I
Favoritism and Inconsistencies Crop Out All Along the
Line, and Many Democrats and Probably All of the
Progressives in the Republican Party Will
Fight the Measure Garner Charged
With Helping Himself.
WASHINGTON. D. C-, April 15.
Discrimination in the Under
wood tariff bill is being dis
cussed in congress. One of the' fea
tures in the new bill that got its share
of instant comment was the fact that
while wool is let In free, the fleece
of the goat gets an advance in Its
duty. This was attributed to the In
fluence of representative Garner, of
Texas, one of the new members of the
ways and means committee, who has
been credited with owning more goats
than any other man in the country.
Recently it has been said that he is out
of the Angora Industry; but that ex
planation did not serve to dull the
edge of invective against the protec
tion of goats while sheep get the
free trade treatment.
Another feature which came in for
Inviduous comment was the retention
of a protective duty on shoe machin
ery. The supreme court has held that
shoe machinery Is controled by a
monopoly; also that cash registers are
controled by a monopoly. In the case
of shoe machinery, a protective duty
is retained, while cash registers are
made free. Just -why there should have
been this discrimination in favor of
shoe machinery is the subject of much
n.i . .i ? . . i. ...... .i ..-
Ing machined Tare' pTaVed on the free
to the interest with which this In -
auiry is pressed, and the vigor of tne
charge that the shoe machinery trust
has been made a special favorite.
Flour nnil "Wheat.
The curious reasoning that led the
ways and means committee to impress
a tax of 1 cents per bushel on wheat,
but to let foreign flour in free from
countries that Impose no tax on Ameri
can flour, has caused already a huge
ruction. Its effect, in part at least,
was thus explained by a member from
a wheat and milling state:
"Canadian wheat must pay 10 cents
per bushel to get In. Northwestern
millers want it for their mills, but are
denied it. The same wheat will go to
England duty free, be xround. and th
flour will come back here, duty free,
to feed the seaboard population of
this country. It can be taken to Eng
land and brought back, manufactured,
with a profit, inside that 10 cent duty.
So the milling industry will lose, while
the farmer will get no protection."
Te Fight UmJervroed Bill.
It developed today that this wheat-and-flour
item is to be made the big
gun in a bombardment of the whole
bill as it affects agricultural Interests.
The same sort of campaign that was
organized against the Taft reciprocity
iiiiiiiiiiii In In In urT on root wOJhout
delay against the Underwood bflL
Republicans and former Republicans
who opposed the Payne-Aldrich meas-
I ure are indulging In criticisms, rather
than commendation, of the Underwood
bill. Already it is a serious question
with Democratic leaders whether these
Republican and Progressive liberals on
tariff will be able to give enough moral
support to Democratic protectionists,
to Justify the latter in breaking away
from the organization and carrying
their fight to the last extreme.
President Wilson has hoped for sub-
I stantlal support from these Republi
can and former Republican etemenis.
He will not get it. There is far more
likelihood that they will finally prove
his dangerous opponents.
A Democratic senator opposed to free
wool, fre sugar, an, the low cotton
schedule, might never have the cour
age to break witfc the party and fol
low the lead of an Aldrich: but what
if breaking away from Wilson and
Underwood, he can go home and defend
himself with the boast that he stood
with Bristow. L Follette. Cummins,
Clapp and the rest of the men who
made the bitter fight of 1909 against
That is the gravest danger the ad
ministration faces today.
The Fight Outlined.
It will be a considerable time before
the men who are now studying the
Underwood bill with an eye for Its
shortcomings, will be ready to reach
nral conclusions. But the general
llne of assault on it can be forecasted
Willi rwiwiiin MIC Ma;-.
That the textile schedules will be the
center of the fight is already plain.
But sugar will stand -with them. One
of the Republican leaders in the fight
for lower sugar duties and against
the Dutch standard four years ago,
"I cannot vote for free sugar, but
I would just as soon vote for It as
for this plan of giving a duty of one
cent for three years and then making
If free. There is nothing the sugar
people can do in three years to make
them more able to stand the removal
of the duty."
Slew Progress on Tariff.
Slow progress in consideration of
the new tariff bill by the house has
upset the early prediction of admin
istration leaders that the bill would
be ready for the senate by May 1.
After a week of deliberation the
caucus is less than half way through
the proposed measure, with several of
the important schedules yet to be dis
posed of. notably wool and cotton. The
Income tax also Is certain to require
considerable time in discussion. as
members desire to have it thoroughly
Underwood Back To Work.
Today the caucus resumed consider
ation of the agricultural schedule,
wheat being first taken up.
Representative Underwood was suf-
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ficiently recovered from his Illness to
resume charge of- the bfll in the cau
cus although his friends uged him to
return home until completely well.
"Wheat Rate Not Changed.
Representative Levy, of New York,
moved to place wheat on the free list.
Representative Fowler, of Illinois of
fered an amendment to Increase the
proposed duty on wheat from 10 cents
te 15 cents a bushel.
The caucus rejected both, amend
ments and left the wheat rate as
fixed by Mr. Underwood and his col
Fight Over Citrus Fruit.
"When the citrus fruit provisions
were reached Democrats from Califor
nia and Florida, began a fight to main
tain the present rate on lemons and.
limes. Representatives Raker and
Kettner and Sparkman. of Florida,
supported the resolution and represen
tative Harrison of New York, defended
the rates proposed by the committee.
The Church amendment was rejected
also by representative Clark, of
Free Sheep and Cattle Defeated.
Persistent efforts to put cattle and
sheep on the free list, to cut the duty
on swine and to otherwise alter the
ways and means committee tariff re
vision bill, have been defeated.
Representative Logr.e or Pennsyl-
vania. a. new member, precipitated the
biggest fight withan amendment to
. .ji'l, ,., u - hwm Ttenroaent-
ative Baker, of California; represent-
ative Russell, of Missouri, and others
urged against free cattle, declaring
that It would destroy the cattle raising:
industry in their states.
Cattle Tariff RaW $18066.
Representative Garner, of Texas, a
member of the 'ways and means com
mittee, said cattle last year raised a
tariff revenue of $1,200,000, that the.
rate had been so adjusted in this bill
that it would raise S 500,000 the first
year. If the cattle were transferred
to the free list, he added, the rest of
the tariff would have to be adjusted
to meet the loss of revenue.
Representative Kinkaid. of New Jer
sey, forced a roll call, the first since
the bill has been before the caucus and
the free cattle amendment was re
jected 73 to 122.
Renublleaps Dlscass Appointments.
The policy that Republican senators
will adopt toward president Wilson's
appointments to offices will be sug
gested by a committee of five, selected
by the Republicans at a party con
ference and submitted to the fnll Re
publican membership. Demands were
made by some Republicans that they
delay confirmation of the Wilson ap
pointments as the Democrats fought
the Taft appointments in the last ses
sion of congress, but the meeting
adopted no general plan of action to
day. Republican senators at the confer
ence agreed Informally there should
be no general attack on the Wilson
appo l ntmen ts.
several Kepublican senators urge.l
strongly that some policy of opposi
tion be adopted that would embar
rass the Democrats as they embar
rassed the Republicans in the last ses
sion when more than. 1,800 appoint
ments by Mr. Taft were defeated. The
majority of the Republicans at the
conference held the view that such, a
course would be snwise.
Call For Panama Correspondence
Senator H.'tchcock introduced a res
olution callitg for all correspondence
between the United States and Colom
bia relating tt claims of partition of
The suffrage sub -committee decided,
to resume suffrage parade hearing;
Senator Kenpoa introduced a bill
to punish lobbying; and one to provide
hours of rest 'or railroad employes.
House aay Consider Bills.
In the house the Democrats la cau
cus resumed consideration of the tariff
Rules committee Is considering a
special rulr for immediate considera
tion of civil and Indian, appropriation
SBBS GOVERNOR ABOUT
GENERAL IRRIGATION LAW.
Austin Texas, April 15. Voorhies P.
Brown, of San Antonio, reached here
today to confer with, the governor
relative to the operations of the gen
eral irrigation law, approved by the
governor. ar. Brown left certain data,
'with the executive department on tha
subject. He said that the appointment
of an engineer provided for tinder the
law, should be strictly non-politicaL
He represents certain persons Inter
ested In the operation of this law.
OHIO DOCTOR FACES CHARGE
OF MURDERING HIS WIFR
Springfield. Ohio. April 15. Interest
here was keen as the trial of Dr. Arthur
B. Smith, charged with causing the
death of his first wife. Mrs. Florence
Cavilleer Smith, by poisoning, opened in
the criminal court today with mdge F
M. Hagan on the bench.
Dr. Smith was arrested last Otober.
only a few days after his marriage to
Miss Mabel Merchant, of Newton
Heights. Mass.. and since then has been
held without bail.
RECEIVER IS NAMED FOR
NEVADA MINING COXPVM
New York. N. Y.. April 15 Henrv J
Kaskins was appointed receiver todav
for the Tuscarora-Nevada Mines com
pany, a 12.000,000 corporation, owner?
of the Dexter. Grand Prize Kira. Bi
Betsy and Young Amerian mines tn Ne
vada The petition asserts that the com
pany never had sufficient working cap
ital and is facing many suits by creditors.