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Unsettled Tonight and Saturday
EL PASO, TEXAS,
May 2, 1913 16 Pages
TWO SKOTIONS TODAY.
Rebels Are in the Field
Looting and Stealing; Fed
erals Are Few.
MONTEREY. MejL, May 2. Slow
ly bat none the less surely the
. gloom of revolution 'Is settling
down over this part of Mexico, which
had escaped comparatively until aftsr
the coup of Huerta and Diaz. As it
looks now, Monterey and the state of
Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas will soon
be In possession of bands warring
against the federal government. It is
the consensus of the best opinion here
that Monterey cannot escape 30 days
more, for rebels are gradually clos
ing in from all sides and the federal
government has not the troops nor the
money with which to wage a campaign.
On the 15th Inst, .the Tamplco line
of the National Railways was cut be
yond Montemorelos. this state, thus
leaving open only the line to Mexico
City by way of Saltillo and San Luis
Potosi Just one railroad left open out
of the five running Into this city.
Nor does there appear to be any
nope of reopening any of the lines as
the government has not the troops to
protect the repair trains and crews.
Gen. Trucy Aubert reached Nuevo -i-redo,
Tampa, with 900 troops. -Repair
work is in progress on the Laredo
line. but. as every one knows. It 'can
not be kept" open for there are not
troops to protect it Since Gen. Aubert
went to Nuevo Laredo Gen. Jose Ma.
Mier. commander of this xone has ad
mitted that he had only 500 'men left
and he has said that he purposed
Keeping them here to protect this j
city. Gen Aubert's headquarters ara I
at Lampazos on the Laredo line.
In the meantime rebels, generally
called Carrancistas for want of a name,
are taking various places in this state
and Tamaulipas. the latest important
place being Linares. N. L They are
working closer and closer to Monterey
in this state and to Victoria, the capi
tal of Tamaulipas. They are in -predatory
bands, out for robbery and loot.
principally for no reason than that
there is no legal or military power
to prevent them.
Here governor Botello is calling
frantically for financial help and the
Aocal branch of the national chamber
of commerce has agreed to advance the
taxes for the year to help out . the
state government. A pathetic plea, is
going up for vnlmifijt hecapOon
to a fund to raise and support a home
guard. Even foreign employes have
been solicited and consented te gtving
up a day's wages to -this fund.
The foreign colonies are becoming
deeply concerned and all. eTen the
Turks have sent committees to gov
ernor Botello and Gen. Mier asking as
to what protection could be depended
upon Both Gen. Botello and Gen. Mier
has assured the foreigners of all pro
tection possible and encouraged the
seeral committees to organise their
respective colonies for self protection
In case of an emergency.
The American -colony has held meet-'
ings and appointed a committee of 10
to make all proper arrangements for
an emergency refuge and protection.
The meetings were presided over and
the committee is headed by B. P. Gif
ford. a brother of A. W. Gilford, so
long a leading citisen of 1 Paso. A
joint committee of the Americans,
English. Germans and Austrians have
the matter in hand.
All of the foreign consuls here have
been holding frequent .meetings for
over two months so as to keep in
touch with each other to provide every
mode of safety possible -for their re
spective countrymen in case of an
The continued dangerous illness of
Gen. Geronlmo Trevlno continues to in
crease the alarm of Mexicans and
foreigners alike. His prestige is con
sidered a better protection than Gen.
Miers 500 troops. There are no great
Jiopes of "Gen. Trevlno's final recovery,
as he is 77 years old and has been get
ting feeble for a long time. He is
considerably improved at the present
Altogether, the outlook -for peace In
this section looks well nigh hope
less. People are beginning to wish
Carranza 'would get possession of the
city of Monterey and surrounding
country, including Tamplco, so as to
get the railroads opened to the United
States border. This would mean the
cutting of the railroad to Mexico City
hut to this part of the country com
munication -with the American border
Is much more important than that -with
The growing feeling here Is that
the days of the Huerta government
are numbered. The government has
not the troops to run down the greatly
fnrAostncr nttmliAVa fit VJtHl tlftflfis
which are overrunning the eountry.
l Continued on Page Four.;
FEDERALS RUN REBELS
AWAY FROM GUA YMAS
OGALBS, ARIZ., May 2. Rein-iing
forcements having arrived yes
terday for the federal garrison
at Guaymas, the rebels besieging the
place, have "beat it" and are falling
back for the defence of Hermoslllo.
Guaymas. the Gulf of California port,
and only remaining point in ' Sonora
held by the Huerta troops, was occu
pied by nearly 2000 federal soldiers who
arrived by boat from the Pacific coast.
The unexpected entrance of strong
government reinforcements comes at a
time when the rebels are pressed for
funds and apparently lacking ammuni
tion and food supplies. The occupying
of Guaymas by federal reinforcements
not only prevented danger of. an attack,"
but caused the Insurgents to prepare to
defend Hermoslllo, the Sonora state
Delay in the attack on Guaymas af
ter the Constitutionalists' successes
along the Arizona border. Is said to
have occasioned general dissension.
State troops at Empalme showed
great activity last night, preparing
either to resist an attack from the rein
forcements arriving at Guaymas. or to
retreat toward Hermosillo. Only the
two Mexican gunboats were seen from
positions held b the insurgents. The
majority of the reinforcements arrived
on the steamer Pesquiera. Both Ger
man and Encllsh cruisers have ap
peared in addition to the American
cruise: already in the harbor
In uiinc sitr- f orc s ivacuated Em
T'Slme irlr tod i altf-r whirh t"
jJei. i irunbOi.1. Uutrn.ro tt-gja shell-
The California Senate Again
Amends Land Bill to Meet
BILLS CONFORM IN
-SENATE AND HOUSE
SACRAMENTO, CAIt, May 2. An
amendment to the Webb redraft
of the anti-alien land bilr permit
ting ineligible aliens to lease agricul
tural property for a psriod of not ex
ceeding three years, was adopted by
the senate at noon by a non-paftlsan
vote and the bill was sent to tha
printer with emergency rush orders.
Will Rush Final Vote.
Under ordinary circumstances the
amended bill could not be ready for
final action before next week but the
majority leaders had arranged in ad
vance for quick action, and it was ar
ranged that the new copy would be
back from the printing office in time
for a final vote today.
The majority leaders made good the
delay to the extent of secretly send
ing a copy of their amendments to the
printer before the matter came before
The decision to amend the bill and
at the same time to prevent further
postponements was reached, at a con
ference between governor Johnson, at
torney general Webb and senator
Boynton, floor leader of the upper
The original "bill prohibited both
ownership and leaseholds, but upon the
receipt ot violent protests from large
land interests that would be seriously
affected if leases were eliminated. It
was thought best to make this specific
exemption in the bill before bringing
it up for final passage. The amend
ments make the measure identical with
the bill introduced in the assembly
by representative Bloodgood.
"Potato King" Protests.
A long telegram of protest against
the passage of an anti-alien land law
signed by George Shima, the "potato
king" of California, and president of
the Japanese association was read in
Shi ma Is the wealthiest Japanese in
the state and is said to have large land
interests in the delta region of the San
Joaquin river. His message was as
"Japan has ceased to send laborers
to America. The Japanese who are
h iv tri tn VoThoth th wo
here have tried to keep both the word
ana tne spirit ot all laws and treaties.
They have settled in this land of lib
erty and equality with trust and con
fidence in the American people.
"We appeal to you and to your as
sociates to consider well the result of
any unfavorable legislation upon them
and American industry? We Hope :fcs
tice and humanity, -which we conceive
to be the fundamental principles of the
American nation, will not be forgotten
at this time."
Labor Orders Favor BUI.
ifore than a dozen telegrams from
labor organizations throughout the
state were received, all urging the en
actment of a law to prevent owner
ship by "aliens who are ineligible to
BRYtAN DBCIDBS TO REMAIN
LOSGBR IX SACRAMENTO
Washington. D. C. May 2. Secre
tary of state Bryan telegraphed today
he had reconsidered his purpose to
start at once for Washington and
would remain in Sacramento until the
alien land legislation is concluded.
Officials here Infer the secretary feels
he has not exhausted his resources and
still hopes to influence the legislation
in accordance with the administra
tion's views. '
NEBRASKA HAS SCHOOL LAW
TO SEGREGATE ORIRNTALS
Omaha. Neb., May 2. When the board
of education, at its meeting, reviewed
school legislation by the last legisla
ture, it discovered a provision of one
law which discriminates against Japa
nese and Chinese children. The law
provides that upon requests from par
ents of 50" school children in any city
of the state, the board of education shall
establish a course in any European lan
guage, beginning with the fourth grade.
Under its provisions oriental languages
The law becomes effective July 16.
JAPANESE AROUSED AGAIN
OVER CALIFORNIA I.UfD BILL
Tokio, Japan, May 2. Information in
American dispatches reporting the
probable passage of the alien land own
ership bill by the California senate has
aroused popular sentiment again.
At a meeting of the American-Japanese
society commercial retaliation
against California was advocated.
ALASKA GOVERNOR VETOES
BILL AGAINST JAPANESE.
Juneau. Alaska, May 2. Gov. Walter
E. Clark vetoed the anti-alien fishing
bill aimed at Japanese fishermen just
before the Alaska legislature adjourned
LICENSED DOGS NUMBER 311.
TJptodate 511 dog tax licenses have
been issued for this vecx. Only two of
these were issued Thursday and two
the previous day.
the California gulf town prelim
inary to. a land movement from uuay
mas. where the federal garrison was
strongly reinforced yesterday. At Em
palme are many American railway men,
including superintendent J. H. Tem
ple, of the Southern Pacific of Mexico
As soon as it became evident that
the Cctistitutionallsts had decided to
leave Empalme. a suburb across the
bay from Guaymas, the Guerrero
opined a hot fire over the town. As
the last of the insurgent horsemen ap
peared over a hill more than a mile
away, shells from the gunboat burst
over their heads causing a hu-ried exit
over the horizon.
At Empalme is located a normally
large American colony, largely of rail
way employes. JL Lawton. general
freight ,and passenger agent of the
road, who was sick in bed, was re
moved in an automobile, while others
remained under cover or escaped into
the safety of the hills. Hearing that
the federal garrison at Guaymas had
been reinforced to 2.500 men the
tate troops are retreating northward
toward Hermoslllo, the state capital.
The delayed insurgent attack had re
sulted during the last fortnight in in
termittent firing across the bay be
tween Empalme and Guaymas. Rein
forcements from the northern border
failed to arrhe. the Yaqui indians.
the strongest state fighting force quit
in a bod o-nincr to lack of ia and.
the i rinu; 'Tont tutionahs, rhi fs
failed to agr. i. on th rood, of utiack.
Senate Adopts Measure Kill
ing Present County Op
tion Law in State.
' MEASURE A LAW
LHOENES, Ariz, May 2. "Precinct
option," as opposed to "county
option," won out In the senate
after a hard fight yesterday. Senator
Henrv Lovin finally carried nls point.
As the bill now stands, eacn precinct
will settle the prohibition question for
itself. No county-wide local option
election can be held unless a sufficient
number of names are filed from each
individual precinct. After two years
the wets or drys can circulate petitions
and have another election.
Under the present law county-wide
elections can be held when the names
of a sufficient percentage of the voters
within the county, regardless of pre
cincts, are filed with the board of
supervisors. A precinct may be over
whelmingly wet, but if a majority of
the votes in the remainder of the
county, outside incorporated cities and
towns, are for prohibition, that precinct
goes dry with the others.
to wuten-Bsb tne irisons.
By a vote of II to 6 the senate passed
senate joint resolution No. 2, by
Hughes, directing the state examiner to
make an investigation of the accounts
of the state prison.
Hubbell protested against such an
examination being made by an ap
pointee of governor Hunt. He declared
that the state examiner would be cer
tain to bring in a report favorable to
the administration. The house, has al
ready killed a similar resolution and
Hubbell predicted that the one under
discussion would meet the same fate
If passed over the lower branch. Breen
said he had heard that the report of
the examiner had already been drawn.
Breen. Brown. Hubbell, Lovin. Pace
and Willis voted against the resolution.
Slaughter IIeue Bill.
Final disposition was made of sen
ator John Hughes's municipal slaugh
ter house bill. The judiciary commit
tee brought in a list of the house
amendments and Hughes moved that
the senate concur. There was not one
dissenting vote, and the bill will now
go to the governor.
The senate adopted an amendment of j
W cmciiuuuo iiuyui mukv tu 0vua.1v mi
No. S, the weights an
This amendment, by Sli
d measures code.
n?h ?; SStTTnS
no charge for first connection shall be
ms. provides that
made by a public service corporation,
whether it be for water, light, gas or
telephone. It further provides that
when a deposit is required of a cus
tomer the company shall pay interest
at the rate of 3 percent till the money
Forest Service Denounce.
Pace's resolution denouncing the for
est service was placed on third reading
and passed without, opposition. There
was also no opposition to his resolu
tion thanking the legislatures of the
southern states for their interest in the
southern national hlehway movement.
House bill No. 37. the special road
district code, was passed with some
Conference committees were appoint
ed on house bill No. 12, the state gov
ernment code. The house refused to
concur in some of the senate amend
ments, the objections being technical.
Roberts, Willis -and Chase are the con
ference committee, while Jacobs, Kane
and Kelton represent the house.
Bills Make Rapid Progress.
Rapid progress was made yesterday
with senate bill No. 70, an employers'
liability and workmen's compensation
act; drawn to conform with the national
law covering the subject It was in
troduced in the morning -. the code
committee and referred directly to the
committee of the whole. In the after
noon the committee recommended it for
passage. Favorable action was also
taken by the committee on senate bill
56, the code providing for the care of
state and county funds; and senate bill
67. the railroad assessment code.
The house spent most of Thursday
in committee of the whole, considering
the general appropriation bill. Many
attempts were made to amend it but
few were successful. In fact, no amend
ment of any importance was adopted.
Late in the afternoon the bill was re
ported for passage.
Without division the house resolution
directing the land commission to codify
the land laws, was passed.
After Cobb Again.
State engineer Lamar Cobb is hav
ing his troubles. Just when he
thought he had Lovln's measure, sen
ate bill 17, killed for good, it was re
vived, and senator C. B. Wood made
charges of carelessness in the keep
ing of Tempe bridge accounts. He says
$21,000 that should have been paid by
the penitentiary authorities into the
read fund nas not been paid. Today,
however, it appears that Wood raised
a tempest in a teapot and that No. 17
will receive its final "tUetus soon.
Lovln's bill does away entirely with
the state road fund and leaves the
state engineer with no authority to
mention above a whisper. The meas
ure provides that all the state road
fund raised within a county must be
spent inside its boundaries. The su
pervisors snail nave the power to ex
pend it without consulting the en
gineer, and they shall also designate
the routes of state highways.
Once the Lovin bill was indefinitely.
postponed in tne house. Thursday a
motion to reconsider was made and
adopted over the votes of Ball, Cocke,
Craig, Crofoot, Curry, Jacobs. Kerr,
Lewis, Murphy. Kirke Moore, Whipple
and Linney. The senate returned the
bill and it came up in committee of the
whole and it appeared that there was
a substantial majority against it.
Cobb Anks Investigation.
Engineer Cobb sent to the senate a
letter requesting that the charges
made against him by senator C. B.
Wood be investigated. He says in part:
"If these charges are true I should
not be permitted to hold the position I-
now occupy, or any other position un
der the administration, and if they
are not true, in my humble opinion, the
senator who made them should not
continue to hold the office which he
now fills or, any other office under the
administration. Therefore I would re
spectfully request the senate to ap
point a committee to investigate said
He offers lo place his resignation
with the senate to become effective
immediately if Woods's charges are
proved. He says he assumed that
Woods will agree to as much if they
Stenographer nave Their Joke.
When the senators appeared for duty
yesterday morning they were confront
ed with an immense chart. Down one
side were their names and across the
sheet w a number of ruled columns,
at the top of which were these ques
tions: "How late were you out last night?"
"Will you tell your wife, when you
go home, who you were with last
"If out all night, make a cross in
mis column i
The stenographers put up the chart I
in retaliation for a rule of the print- I
ms commute r. quiring them to r g- '
i"irr ucli moriung the tinu of their)
Californian Charges Demo
crats Are Making Play to
Secure Italian Vote.
FREE CATTLE AS WELL
AS FREE MEAT URGED
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 2.
The fight over the proposed
reduction of duties on citrus'
fruits opened today's debate on the
tariff bill in the house.
The California delegation opposes
the proposed, cutting of rates on lem
ons, limes, oranges and other citrus
fruits, which it claims would be injuri
ous to their industry and open the
gates to the foreign fruit industry.
Attempts by representatives Know
land and Hays, of California, to raise 1
tne rates on rigs, raisins and olives
The citrus fruit paragraph brought a
flood of amendments from the Republi
cans apd Progressives in the California
delegation. All were defeated.
Effort to Secure Vote.
Representative lialney, of Illinois, op
posed the amendments, declaring that
this industry in California needed no
protection and that the rate in the bill
would not injure the California lemon
'The reason for lowering the rates on
lemons," charged Mr. Hays, "is to secure
the Italian vote in thi country. It will
have no effect on the price to the
Sham Baltic, Says Murdock.
Representative Murdock. the Progres
sive leader, gave notice that when the
administrative provisions of the bill are
reached he would propose an amend
ment for the creation of a "real, not
sham" tarl'f commission.
"The people of the United States," de
clared Xurdock. "believe that here is
waged tne closely contested battle on
the tariff. It is a battle, but a sham
Tariff amendment Fail.
All efforts of the opposition to dis
turb the "market basket" reductions
in the Democratic tariff bill failed in
the house, despite the fact that Re
publican orators sounded warnings "f
ruinea industries, enforced idleness
and empty cupboards to follow the i
enactment of the Underwood bill.
Democrats Threaten Break.
The first break in the solid front
of the majority came, however, when
Louisiana Democrats led by Repre
sentative Broussard. appealed to Re
publican leader Mann for a share of
lime in which to speak against the
sugar schedule, and when renresenta-
.Ue Kinkead. a New Jersey Demo-
f--erttt. uttered a mdieaufc that the
senate would strike ot the -ways an
means committee J percent rate on
Mr. Kinkead declared that he be
lieved the ways and means committee
had kept the platform pledge to the
people when they had reduced live
stock rates to 10 percent, but he felt
that the committee should have
placed livestock on the free list along
Sagar Amendment Is Lost.
The test vote on sugar came on an
amendment offered by minority leader
Mann, to strike out the provision plac
ing sugar on the free list in three
years. It was lost 8S to 1S6. Repre
sentative Hardwick, of Georgia defend
er the rates for the majority, describ
ing America's sugar industry as of the
"hot house" variety, unable to stand
on its own feet and exacting taxes
from the people to support it- Repre
sentative Mann opposed the rates and
representative Underwood closed the
"No man is so ignorant that he does
not know." said Mr. Mann, "that the
price of sugar in this, country today
would be 100 to 200 percent higher
than it is. were it not for the beet
sugar supply produced n this country,
and yet you propose to strike down
this industry in the United States.
No Increase in Livestock.
The agricultural schedule precipiated
long discussion, though Mr. Under
wood held it down with frequent mo
tions to cut off debate on successive
paragraphs. Amendments were of
fered to increase the rates on cattle,
sheep, hogs, on wheat, oats and other
grains and nearly every other item in
the bill, but all were rejected.
Personalities in Debate.
The debate bristled with personali
ties, representative Humphries. of
Washington, attacking representative
Palmer, of Pennsylvania, and drawing
from him a spirited reply in which the
Washington member was charged with
once being the chief beneficiary in
Both Mr. Humphries and Republi
can leader Mann clamored to interrupt
Mr. Palmer to reply but he declined
to yield. Representative Garrett, pre
siding, had considerable difficulty In
Senate Not In Seshlon.
The territories committee of the
senate began a hearing on the Alaskan
railway problem. The senate will not
be in session until Monday.
BULL HURLS BANDERILLO FROM
SHOULDER; SPECTATOR IS KILLED
Valence, Department of the Drome,
France, May 2. An infuriated fight
ing bull in the bull ring here today
shook its head so violently in trying
to rid itself of the steel tipped darts
with which the banderilleros had
pierced Its shoulders and neck that one
of the darts was torn out of the flesh
and hurled among- the spectators in
the amphitheater. It penetrated the
heart of a young man, who was in
LANDS IS INSLRANCE BUSINESS
Austin. Tex., May 2. The attorney
general's department held today that
the business done by a title guaranty
company in guaranteeing titles to
lands, is an insurance business anl
that companies chartered for that pur
pose must come under the jurisdiction
and supervision of the state depart
ment of insurance and banking.
L Entire I am capital: curtail
me, I am still capital; behead and
transpose me, I am anvthlng but
S. What is that which strikes
itself frequently and yet does itself
3. Behead to cut and leave to
4. Why is a man who makes
candles a sinful and unfortunate
5. Transpose a tree of three let
ters into a verb
Answers will oe found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
UFFRAGETS PUN TO APPLY
M TORCH THROUGHOUT LONDO
WA TER USERS PLAN
FOR BETTER LAWS
ASmNGTON; D. C May 2.
More than 150 representatives
of water users' associations
in the irrigation regions of the west,
senators and representatives and of
ficials of the reclamation service and
the interior department were present
today at the second session of the con
ference on Irrigation, called by interior
secretary Lane. '
The session was given up to infor
mal talks by the representatives of
the water users, who spoke of the va
rious problems which the farmers in
the irrigation regions are called on
to solve. The laws governing the use
of water, payments or water rights,
payment for homesteads and similar
.aits, ncu oa nits reguiauuju to-
tablished by the interior department
and the reclamation service on govern-
laws, as well as the regulations es
WILSOK IS WORKING FOR JURY BEFORM
President Tries Personal
Persuasion on New Jer
JERSEY CITY. N. J, May 2. Per
sonal persuasion was president
Wilson's instrument of action to
day a he conferred upon jury reform 1
with Democratic members of the state
legislature. It was the alleged aban
donment by some of the legislators of
the party pledge as to this reform and
a revision of the, legislation which
brought Mr. Wilson to his home state
to appeal to the electorate.
The president had invited the legis
lators to meet him here today to ar
rive, if possible, at a common agree
ment on the platform of a measure
which would take the place of draw-
n.2?.rles tJPm hands of sheriffs.
While in his nmvh R1I..AA!. a
?hVKiJ!i! teno.un.ceil ?me of
w.-.....jmm wuu inueu 10 sup
port the party promises as affiliated
with James Nugent, jr., and his or
ganization, the president admitted that
some of the legislators honestly op
posed the jury reform bills in the last
session of the legislature because of
objections to the form of the pro
posals. It was these- whom the presi
dent sought to convince.
NEW JERSEY RING
rrexldent Seek Jnry Reform by Hav
ing l'oncr of Dravrlnc Jurors
Taken From Sheriff.
Newark, N. J., May 2. President
Wilson battled hard In two speeches at
Newark and Elisabeth to wrest New
Jersey politics from what he termed
a "resumption of control by Jim Nu
gent and the old political machine."
Great crowds, frequent interruptions
of applause and demonstrations of ap
proval greeted the president when he
put on his "war paint" as he described
it. and campaigned in earnest to have
the power of drawing jurors taken
from the sheriffs and placed in the
nands of non-partisan parties.
He also urged the calling of a con
stitutional convention and pointed out
1 h1 't was no longer regarded as a
radical procedure to change constitu
tions in the United States.
His two speeches were filled with
satirical characterzatton of what he
called the "old gang in New Jersey."
but here it was clear that his fight for
apparently a local issue was made for
the rank and file of the nation.
"I am sorry," he said at Elisabeth,
that I should have to come back to
speak words of criticism, but I must
say that it is familiar to have the war
paint on in New Jersey again. And It
is not singular that we should always
have to be fighting to get control of
vur own aiiairs.
The president was unsparing in his
attack upon the 11 assemblymen from
Essex county who were opposing jury
"It is a disgrace." he said, amid ap
p.ause, "to the judicial system of the
state and the union, and I come here
to protest as a representative Amer
ican citizen that these things should
be allowed to exist."
The president left here to spend the
night in New York. Extraordinary ar
rangements were made to give him
protection while campaigning. William
Flynn, chief of the United States se
cret service." was in charge of a larze
squad of secret service operatives who
were distributed in the crowds every
where. The president will meet the
members of the legislature in Jersey
City and will make a final speech there
STARTS FIRST FIGHT
Lawrence, Kas., May 2. When Prof.
F. C. Dockeray, in the physicologlcal
department of the University of Kan
sas, got into an altercation last night
with the janitor who entered the class
room and insisted on sweeping while
Dockeray was lecturing, a number of
students came to his rescue.
The affair grew Into a free-for-all
fight during which the janitor, who
had drawn a revolver, was overpowered
and disarmed. As a burly student
grabbed him a pistol shot was fired.
As soon as order was somewhat re
stored and the frightened and fleeing
taken from them of the affair? All the
students swore they heard the shot and
several told of seeing the smoke from j
siuuenis reassemoiea, accounts
the revolver. Then Prof. Dockeray told
that it was an experiment. A fight had
been planned carefully and the shot
was from the outside of the building
by a student posted there. The pur
pose of the experiment was to show
the unreliability of information even
when furnished by eyewitnesses.
C. F. & I. GIVES UP
COAL LAND TO U.S.
Denver. Colo., May S. Coal land in
volving 3400 acres and valued at ap
proximately SI. 000,000 was surrendered
to the United States government today
by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company
in consideration of the dismissal of a
suit involving 5800 acres owned by the
company The land is located In south
The government's complaint against
the company was that the entrants to
the land knew the were getting val
uable coal property
For four e ir tne company ha
f)i-tu ;hi its. tlunugh the intt nor
il'n.irii'i h e it suuinl a Ia or-
aLli. iIh isioii.
ment irrigation projects were gone
over and many suggestions for amend
ments to existing laws, new legisla
tion and modification of regulations
The conference will continue .until
next Wednesday or Thursday,
The conference was in session for
five hours yesterday, the entire time
being occupied with consideration of
the Salt river irrigation project in
Arizona. Those who spoke in behalf
of the owners of land around the
project were John P. Orme. president
of the Salt River Water Users asso
ciation, and Geo. Christy, Phoenix;
Ariz. Senator Newlands, of Nevada,
and Ashurst, of Arizona, and repre
sentatives Colloway, of Texas; Graham
ul iiuuuis, iuju outlier, ul uuuui iiib.
1 interrogated the witnesses at great
of Illinois, and Raker, of California,
IS LATEST CRAZE
Wife of German Embassy Attache In
troduces Novelty to Washington
Washington. D. C May 2. Imagine,
if you can, a fish standing erect on
its tail and trying to walk thereon.
"The fish walk" is the very latest
dance, introduced to society at a party
given by madam Von Herwarth, wife
of the military attache of the German
embassy. Now Ifs the rage in Wash
This is the way it goes:
Face your partner. Stand erect, hold
yourself rigid from the waist down,
and dance on your toes. Take 16 quick
steps forward, then skip fopr times
sideways. Forward again, and so on,
It is danced quickly, about the
time as the "horse trot."
"THE BRYAN RICKEY,"
CAPITAL'S NEW DRINK
Grape Juice With a Dash of Lemon
and Carbonated Water I Served
By Barkeepers la Washington.
Washington. D. O. May 2. -A. white
ribbon drink is now ob sale in Wash
ingte barrooms. It is called the
3rjuu -.") eae irtte the
city on the very heels of. the "ajane
juice diplomacy." It pmtutaea to be
come popular during .part of the
pnesent administration at least. It is
made as follows:
Take half a a-laas of craoe Ivriee.
' pour over cracked ice. add a dash of
f lemon tulce and som carbonated
Secretary Bryan's supporters who
have tasted the new drink say it is
. LONE TRAIN ROBBER
Kansas City, Mo., May 2. A robber,
who boarded Kansas City Southern pas
senger train No. 5 at the depot here,
lined up and robbed the Bassengers
soon after the train left here, securing
about $1500 in money and jewelry.
Jesse E. Short, of Joplin. Mo., one of
the passengers, engaged the robber in a
pistol battle, in which both were shot.
At least two of the shorts fired by
Short too keffect in the robber's body,
and realising that he was badly hurt,
ne ran to the vestibule, hoping to es
cape by jumping from the train, which
had just been brought to a stop. He
left a pool of blood on the oar platform,
and trainmen believe his dead body will
be found in the railroad yards, near the
scene of the holdup.
To rob the Joplin millionairefJesse
M. Short, was the real object of the
bandit and the "holding up" of sev
eral other passengers was merely inci
dental, according to the theory of the
Physicians attending Short at a lo
cal hospital say he will recover un
less unforeseen complications arise.
WOULD HAVE PACIFIC
NAVAL BASE IN ALASKA
Washington. D. O. May X. "Why not
establish a naval base in Alaska?'
delegate Wickersham asked today of
the senate territories committee.
"Then if you want to go to the
Orient, you will have a route 1000
miles shorter and if you build those
Alaskan railroads you will have mil
lions of tons of coal near the base."
The Alaska delegate spoke for an
hour in behalf of senator Chaberlain's
resolution for a government bond issue
of $35,000,000 to build 73S miles of
railway from Southern Alaskan
to the interior.
UNDER TURKISH FLAG
TJHEHS, Greece, May 2. A letter
Pasha, who was the Turkish eommaBderiBcaief during the prolonged siege
of Scutari fey the Montenegrins, has formed a government at Tirana.
where he has proclaimed the autonomy of
aaa hoisted the Turkish flag instead of
. """ll. !T Ttt y"ll-'sa a le"er lo ? meosfpoian omces at jjurazze
stating that the Albanian government recognises tfcs authority of the orthodo s
church, ot which it will offer its protection.
Tirana, where Essad Pasha has set p his rale, is hi a district full of remin. -ceaces
of ancient Albanian princes.
It is about 54 miles south of Scutari aad within 12 miles of Cortia, wb:r?
the former Albaniaa prince Scaaderbeg resisted for many years in the early 15tn
century the flowing tide of the Moslem isvasion of Europe.
Likes Herald Best of All
Hope, N. M.. April 29, 191 3.
Editor El Paso Herald:
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April 8. '
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I like your stand for clean men in charge of the country's affairs,.
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Letters of Chemist Captured'
Outlining a Scheme to
Sweep London by Fire.
LUMBER YARDS AT.T,
TO BE SET ABT.Agnq
I Cotton Yards Also Marked
For Destruction by Mili
T ONDOK. Bng, May 2: Bow street
I . court wtas crowded this morning
when a band ef six militant suf
fragets, who were arrested in the po
lice raid on the headquarters of the
Woman's Political anion Wednesday,
were brought up before the magis
trate on a eharge ef conspiracy under
the malicious damage act.
The prisoners Included "Gen." Mrs.
Flora Drummond, Miss Harriett Ro
berta Kerr. Hiss Agnes Lake, Miss
Rachael Barrett. Miss Laura Lennox.
Miss Beatrice Saunders and Miss Annie
Kenney. With them were also Clayton.
the analytical chemist taken into eus
today last night at Richmond, and Sid
ney Drew, the printer of yesterday 3
issue of "The Suffrage t," who was ar
rested this morning.
Some interesting documents, intended
to show Clayton s connection with the
militant movement, were read. One of
them, addressed to Mis Annie Kenn-..
regretted the delay in supplying some
chemical preparation she had asked -
"The exact proportions are verv dn
flcult to get," it said, adding: "Please
Another document bearing Cla ton -,
name suggested a widespread scheF"
of false fire alarms, and still a,iotti---
gave a list of seven lumber ards in Lot -
ooh which lene tnemseives paruculany
tTCB to axtoak."
In a third letter Clayton said he hi!
a list of cotton manufacturers m !. -don.
"whose premises I will mp
during- the next few days .md repc-t '
The chief office of tht- Natl'"
Health insurance commission at Ba -.-
ingbam Gate was also suggested .t
good place to attack. A plan of ihe
building was given with details to
entrances and windows and a sus.
tion was made as to how an opera' -might
throw in a kindled pa rat:"
The office of the health commis on
at Queen's Gate was also indicated .i
vulnerable, the letter stating, "there ?
a tremendous store of paper and sta
CHINA IS FORMALLY
RECOGNIZED BY U. S.
President Wilson, te Message to Presi
dent Yuan ShRi Kal Welcomes
China to Family of Nations.
Washington. IX C, May 2. The "hew
Chinese republic was formally recog
nised today by the United States.
Charge Williams, at Pekin, cabled that
he bad delivered the formal recognition,
as he was authorised to do upon com
plete organization o the sew gov
ernment. The formal recognition of the United
States was extended when charge Wil
liams delivered to president Yuan Shin
Kai the following message from presi
The government and the people of
the United States of America, having
abundantly testified their sympathy
with the people of China upon their as
sumption of the attributes and powers
of self government, deem it opporttm
at this time, when the representative
national assembly has met to discharge
the high duty of setting the seal of
full accomplishment on the aspirations
of the Chinese people, that I extend, in
the name of my government, and offf
countrymen, a greeting of welcome ta
the new China thus entering into the
family of nations.
"In perfecting this step I entertain
the confident hope and expectation
that, in perfecting a republican form or
government, the Chinese nation will at
tain to the highest decree oc develop
ment and well being and that nnd -r
the new rule all the established obli
gations of China which pass to the pro
visional government will In turn pass
- to and be observed by the government
established by tne assemsiy.
recetvea from Corfu states that Essad
Albania sader the suzerainty of Turkey