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&4 JVa ATH' MEXICO, MOM DA Y, DECEMBER 8, 1915.
NO. 255. FOL 50.. WILSON FAVORS SUFFRAGIST MOV HE TELLS DELEGATION OF SUFFRA GETTES THAT HE THINKS HOUSE SHOULD HAVE A COMMITTEE ON SUFFRAGE BUT REFUSES TO RE COMMEND IT IN MESSAGE. SAYS HE IS ONLY A PflKFMAN FAR PARTY OrUILdlflrtll IUH mill I Washington, D. C, Dec. 8 Presi dent Wilson today told a delegation from the National American Woman's Suffrage association that he thought j TJllLL t1"1!;,? Zr'f I OUiLiu&c uiun.iikv ..... - representatives but he denied their re guest that he send a special message to congress urging the reform. Marching by twos and fours, with banners afloat, the suffragettes breathed chill winds of a raw day to storm the White House ollices. They were soon ushered into the president's private office, and formed in a circle about President Wilson. Dr. Anna Shaw, president of the association, addressed briefly their appeal to the president to assist the movement, eith er by sending a special message to congress, by including reference to suffrage in any general message he might deliver, or by using his Influence to have a special committee of the house appointed to consider the sub ject. "I want you ladies, if possible," said the president to the delegation, "if I can make it clear to you, to realize just what my present situation is. "Whenever I walk abroad, 1 -ealize that I am not a free man ; I am under arrest. I am so carefully and admir ably guarded that 1 have not even the privilege of walking the streets. That is, as it were, typical of my present transference from being an individ ual with his mind on any and every subject to being an official of a great government, and incidentally, or so it falls out, under our system of govern ment, the spokesman ol a party. "I set aiyself this" very strict rule ; when 1 'was governor of New Jersey I .,. and have followed it as president and j Washington, D. C, Dec. 8. Presi shall follow it as president that I am dent Wilson looks on the recent in not at liberty to urge on congress injdictment of officers of , the United messages, policies that have 'hot liaNj (Mine Workers at Pueblo, as an answer the organic consideration of those for j to criticisms that the sundry civil bill whom I am spokesman. exempts labor organizations from the "In other words, have not yet j operation of the Sherman anti-trust nreRented to any .legislature my pnv - ate views on any subject and I now shall not, because I conceive that to be part of the whole process of gov ernment, that I shall ha spokesman for somebody, not for myself. It would be an impertinence. When I speak for myself, I am an individual, when 1 am spokesman of an organic body, 1 am a representative. "For that reason, you see, I am by my own principles, shut out in the language of the street, from "starting anything." I have to confine myself to those things which have been em bodied as promises to the people at an election. That is the strict rule 1 set for myself. "I want to say that with regard to all other matters, I am not only u'ud to be consulted by my colleagues in the two houses, but I hope they will often pay me the compliment of con sulting me when they want to know my opinion on any subject. One mem ber of the rules committee did come to me and ask me what 1 thought about the suggestion of yours of ap pointing a special committee of the house as the senate has already ap pointed a special committee for the consideration of women's suffrage, and I told him that I thought it was a proper thing to do. So, so far as my personal advice has been aslted by a single member of the committee, it has been given to that effect. I want to tell you that I am strictly living tip to my principles. When my private opinion is asked by those who are co operating with me, I am glad to give it, but I am not at liberty, until I speak for somebody else besides to urge legislation by congress." There was a pause and Dr. Annal Shaw spoke np: "May I ask you a question?" shejv said. The president nodded assent. "Since we are members of no political party who is to speak for us if we do'X not speak for ourselves?' "You do that very admirably," re marked the president and the entire assembly joined in a laugh. The president I hanked his visitors for calling and said he would like to shake hands with them. Mrs. Shaw ELEVEN PRISONERS HELD BY Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 8. The mem- bers of the military commission of the . , kT ,, , . . Colorado National Guard, engaged in Investigation of the cases of alleged law violation growing out of the coal strike, left this morning for Walsen- j burg, where sessions will be held this week. Adolph Germer, international organizer of the Unite Mine Workers of America, now being held as a mili tary prisoner at that place, will be among the witnesses called to testify. The commission disposed of 43 thanked him for his courtesy in re ceiving tlio delegation, ami the mom hern filed by the president. "I came from Salt. Lake City," Mrs Lulu 1,. Shopard told the president, "and (hough my husband voted for Roosevelt, I and my daughter voted for you, so you see what women's suff rage can do." "I hope you will make liim a con vert," laughed the president Conflicting comments were forth coming from the delegates when they lined up in front of the executive of fices to have their pictures taken af ter the reception. Or. Shaw expressed, the view that the president's interview was very satisfactory. "It was all that we could ask for," she said. "He is in favor cf a com- jmittee of the house: that was our ! chief purpose in coming to see him." Mrs. Shaw added that she was much encouraged and exnected action bv congress. Some one asked Mrs. Medl jTcCormick if she had any com ment to make on the president's re- Ply- i "So," said Mrs. McCormick. "I want to think." I INDIGNANT OVER KILLING OF COUNTRYMEN Calumet, Mich., Dec. g. Three hun dred Cornish miners employed by tlte Champion Mine in the copper strike district, aroused by ,the murder of three Knglishmen Sunday morning, today held an indignation meeting. The Western Federation of Miners was denounced and a demand was made for protection and law enforce ment. A committee was appointed to Inform the mine management that the Englishmen will not return to work unless the company agrees not to re instate strikers. Painesdale strikers were not permit ted to parade today. At Baltic the strikers refused to obey the order of deputy sheriffs not to traverse mine property and a shot was fired at the officers. The latter charged with riot sticks and dispersed the strikers. The murder of Arthur and Harry Jane and Thomas Dally, English sub jects at Painesdale Sunday, has been called to the aitention of the British government. CRITICISMS ARE ANSWERED By INDICTMENTS ,Iaw The president made It clear today that the initiative in the prosecution came neither from the department of justice nor the United States attorney but was taken by the federal grand jury itself. When asked if the department of Justice would take a hand in the case, in view of the sundry civil bills ex empting labor organizations from prosecution, President Wilson recall ed to his visitors the memorandum he wrote when lie signed the bill, and reiterated that the special fund affect ed was only for employing special counsel and did not affect the ordinary processes of the department of justice. PROGRAM FOR YEARS NAUAL HOLIDAY PASSES Washington, D. C, Dec. 8. By an )verwhelming vote the house ' today passed the Henley resolution request ing President Wilson, so far as he can do so, with due regard for the in terests of the United States, to co operate with the suggestion of Wins ton Churchill, lord of the British ad miralty, for an international naval soliday, of one year. The resolution expressed it to he the opinion of the house that Mr. Churchill's suggestion offers means of "immediately .lessening the enormous burden on the people and avoiding the waste of investment in' war ma terials.' 1S16. NEW YORK HAS ANOTHER ARNOLD CASE X New York, Dec. 8. Every po- llcenian In Greater Xew York had instructions today to look out for Miss Jessie McCann, the 2-i- year-old daughter of Robert Mc- Cann, a wealthy wholesale grocer, who disappeared on Thursday last as mysteriously as did Doro X thy Arnold. ARE ORDERED MILITARY COURT cases of alleged law violation during a six-day session here and recommended that elevenbe held indefinitely, five m murder Jhargeg state Auditor Roady Kenehan and the state treasurer are today en- gaged in paying off troops in the Lud low and Walsenburg districts. General John Chase accompanied the military commission to Walsen burg, and left later for Pueblo, where he will confer with Governor E. K. Ammons on the situation in the south ern Colorado coal fields. FLOOD DEATH MAY REACI HUNDRED SO FAR 98 DEATHS HAVE BEEN RE BOOTED AT HOUSTON. CREST OF FLOGD REACHES THE GULF TO-DAY. COLD ADDS TO DIS . COMFORT OF REFUGEES. MANY OF DEAD HAD BEEN GIVEN WARNING Houston, Texas, Dec. 8. Ninety-six j persons were known to have perished I up to noon today in floods that have I up iv uuuu wuaj in iiuuiii. mai. udyc u 1 ..! n a cpi iiiiuugu orvci ai orviiuno ui Texas. Twenty-five of the persons drowned last night or early today, tFA.a ! (oh ,,.,..,iu the flood's coming have been posted for several days. The majority of the victims are negroes. The crest of the flood today was Hearing the gulf in the Brazos and Colorado rivers. Cold weather that set in during the night added to the discomfort of thou I LIST Rl- ONE ! i sands of refugees in the south in thejrilj gmitu as he ordered every deputy flood territory today. Throughout the water bound districts of the Brazos and Colorado rivers, flood victims waited in houses and trees for rescue boats. While the Brazos crest reached the gulf early today, yet its fall continued slow arid the territory along the river 100 miles from the gulf experienced a record overflow. At Wharton, on the Colorado, six persons were drowned last night. A man named Bruce, his wife and three children were drowned and a store keeper named Bay perished when his storo floated away. ihe river over flowed the greater part of Wharton but was falling rapidly today. Twenty persons are known to have been drowned near Brookshlre, in Waller county, today in the Brazos floods. Brookshlre is about sixty miles in an airline from the river's mouth and marks approximately the position of the flood crest today. Dead May Number 2,000. Bryan, Texas, Dec. 8. Land owners in the nearby thirty mile levee dis trict, have estimated that two thou sand negroes and Italians have been drowned in this section of the Brazos flood. Their figures are based on the normal number of their tenants, from which they have subtracted the num ber of known rescued and those still marooned. Attempts to verify these estimates have failed. News of the deaths of three promi nent Bryan men who left hfcre in a mo tor boat last night with provisions, was received here today. They were Howard Cavitt, Asa J. Robbins and Clifton Elsie. Their boat capsized and the bodies of Cavitt and one of the others were found in a tree into which they had climbed. The men died of exposure. The last census give 15,000 tenants in the levee section, of whom seventy per cent were negroes. The rescued on both sides of the river have been estimated at only 2,200. Hope in the situation Is had in the fact that in three days Investigation IIEVED THAT IPEZ IS YET ALIVE UTAH DESPERM TRACKED INTO MINE ROOM, AND CONFERENCE IS NOW TO BE HELD TO DECIDE WHETHER GASES WILL AGAIN BE FORCED INTO MINE. WAS CRAWLING ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES fiinuham. Utah. Dec. X. Satisfied i " ' - ltli.it Tfafael l.onez slaver of six men. - " - - 1 is alive in the I.-tan Apex mine, She - j riff Smith of Lake county today or - ! ,iui-,rt tn Imlkln-nilu rntiliiccf in the various exits. His action caused vi ......mid t.iT.tuola niid nrmtifil nf sheriffs was to be held this afternoon to decide whether again to generate dct.dlv gases in the mine in the hope of asphyxiating the desperado. "it u-ni nnrmlmi a nsplpsa waste of life to continue the search said She - out of the mine. "Lopez is not dead 'a snow bank half a block from the 'pern ports, separated at noon today in for his tracks appear but a few hours' building. When the firemen reached latitude ?,TAT, north, longtitude "3.5 old" Deputy Sorensen, the lone sur-jthe structure they found the janitor west. The Kansas, Ohio and Connec vivor, of the four officers who start- ! in the basement overcome by smoke. Iticut proceeded to Vera Cruz, Mexico, ed to capture Lopez November 21 j He was later revived. The blaze orl-jby way of C.uantanimo, while the re pleaded to continue the search alone. 'ginated in and was confined to the jnainder of the vessels continued their When on pursuit in the Lake Moun- j basement. j voyage to the United States. tains, Lopez appeared on a cliff before the posse and asked them to send for Sorensen, that they might, fight a duel. G. W. Hulsey, who came from Patterson California, to bury his brother, Mho was killed in the mine by Lopez, and many others also vigorous ly opposed discontinuing the search. Tracks of a man crawling on his hands and knees and dragging a rifle were found in Phoenix tunnel No. 2, ct the Utah Apex mine, late yesterday, by the posses searching for Rafael Lo pez, slayer cf six men. They were fol lowed until they turned into a room, and into this was flung a stick of dyna mite which brought down piles of earth and rock. The room will be cleared of debris and searched. Aside from this one possibility that the desperado lay dead in the room, , the sheriffs and deputies found noth-! ing to dispel the common belief that tie had escaped Deiore me gabea, i which were forced 'rto the mine last week tn asphyxiate him, had become j overpowering However, the search was pursued vigorously last night. vPmberP"7when hfknied rMexican vember 21, when he killed a .Mexican miner. i ... . ..in j .... chief of police and four deputy sher-1 The bedding of Lopez was found in i the Minnie tunnet of the mine. The posse was of the opinion that it had been used during the last twelve hours. Extra guards were placed at the tunnel mouth. in specific localities where drownings have been reported by wholesale boat men have found no bodies. A great many are known to have heeded the first warning and escaped. Hi I MAV -rn frBT FAT PRETTY SOON, OLD BOY, I HAVEH'T VRY HUCH A70RE HMt SNOW BLOCKADEIS BEING CLEANED AWAY DENVER REPGRTS ALL ROADS BUT TWO AGAIN IN OPERATION. SANTA FE TIE-UP IS OVER. STRIKERS IN TENT COLONIES SUFFER FOR WANT OF FOOD. COLORADO & SOUTHERN IS STILL TIED UP J Denver, Colo., Dec. S. Denver and j Colorado made marked strides today- I toward lifting the three day blockade! incident to the fall of more than 43 1 inches of snow in Denver last week. j All railroads reported more or less comnletfi train service in and out of Mnnvpi' i (f ru tin n t h fit' mii it Hit ft lit Pii t rimiKP nt I East Tenth Avenue and Lincoln street! . in the fasuionable capitol hill district, : : were sent shivering into the street j thinly clad early today by a tire, the;at Sea, by Wireless Telegraphy, to j 1 smoke from whicli Denetrated every isnn Miuuel. Azores, Dec. 8. The i 1 floor, fire fighting apparatus which i responded to the call became stuck iirfleet. which have been visiting Euro j Only two lines oi railroad were re- ported still blocked this morning. i .. ... .. They were the Union Pacitlc line from Denver to Kansas Citv, and the Colo- ,.i a a.,..,w iio tn whn Sorings. Officials of both roads ex- pressed the hope that trains would be started to the points some time today. Several roads still were operating snow plows today at various points to; prevent further interruption of Iraffic from drifting snow. Strikers Suffer. . I Tritiiifnri. Polo.. Dec. X. Railroad I traffic, which has been at a complete! standstill, sine? Friday, was partially till restored today with the arrival of i trains on the Colorado and Southern j fi-nni Tli-t.vpr nnri thp hrenkinsr nf the i bU)Ckade 0 tne mam line of tne San..j u pe exten(ipd fronl u Juntai Colora(lo t0 ,-as VegaSj N. M. Thp (,,.,..., Solltliern iine between I . . Tv,inn at, hiof.iie1 and ..,.,. . . 0rnn(,p ,,.,, have Thnrtld(iy. -I-- Ice proved too much for the ithers -.hem and they ,los( their footing. This w tent colony this morning.! Th. Injured. iterrified them and they were no long- v 'tere hundreds of striking coal The injured are: er to be controlled. Before Mr. Garcia -, ,. . . . . . , , n. hia .nmnnnlnnn cnnld al eht. the miners ana ineir iaiiiiues unic uu sed in for days, hilt the colonies at Uo nwn enpolv !r nouH nf nrnvfsfnns ! mm ti7 ow.-.j i. ..-v- , , mas tiarcia, scnooi uirwjiur, umhscb are still completely shut off ly Bnowjon body; cuts on face ntl nay not be reached before tomor-j MfS fias Garcia nj8 wife. Bruises T.iXV tf Dorlmia Lived High During Storm. j Colorado Sprin -s Colo Dec S -Tl.e Colorado bprms, toiu., ikk.. n. o-f pack tra.n of muis. which left here ; ano proviso--. - early tocay wun iuei anu inu.iai--': to relieve the Modern Woodmen Sani torium. snowbound since the begin ning of ihe storm, reached the in'.titu-ti-m this afternoon, after a memor- 'n'de trip. The snow was higher than the animals in places and shovels jm1 Mo he .ised to assist, them. On -uvlv- ing at the institution, it was learned jtlK'l I'll old log barn had been torn d nwi ti. supply fuel and that Uk pa - jt it'll I had been living on turkey and j chickens grown on ihe ranch. j Cripple Creek Suffers. j Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 8. Late reports from the Cripple Creek ! district, which suffered severely from jlhe storm indicate that conditions,1 (Continue to cause great discomfort, i i There is a shortage of fuel and food j land all transportation Is at a stand still except for men on snow shoes. The mines and mills will not re sume work until the railroads are able to handle the ore anil coals: this is 'l not expected before Wednesday. Efforts are being made by men on snowshoes to relieve the people in isolated cabins who are without fuel and in many cases short on food. The shaft house of Gregory mine on Raven hill owned by the Elkton Con solidated Alining and Milling com pany, was burned to the ground last night by fire of unknown origin. Electric light service lias been part ly restored- NEW RECEIVERS ARE NAMED FOR THE FRISCO St. Louis, Mo Dec. 8. Judge San born, of the IT. S. circuit court today accepted the resignation of Thomas H. West, as receiver of the SI. Louis & San Francisco railroad. Mr. West was one of the syndicates of !9 that promoted the Brownsville road and sold it to. the Frisco. The resignation of Mr. West was written Dec, 3. Mr. West, in his let ter of resignation, invites a full and free iixiuiry into the affairs of the railroad. Judge Sanborn, in his let ter accepting the resignation, said transactions of the railroad and some of those associated with it before the receivership, may present grave changes in the future administration of the property which could be bet ter met by a receiver, "not having pre vious knowledge of the conditions of the road." Judge Sanborn appointed James W. Lusk an attorney of St. Paul, to sue- otll(M. ceed Mr. West as receiver. The two receivers are W. li. Iliddle, and W. C. N'ixon, both of St. Louis, and I 1,1 fhuvpn restieetivelv of the trafliC , a ,;, n,u aim mn'i cii inn ii-! ,iii.i,'o ... . , roads. LOOK FOR ACTION ON CURRENCY BILL BY DEC. 20TH Wasbnglon, D. C, Dec. 8. Senate changes in the administration cur rency bill so far, will not cause any protracted discussion wnen go to conference with the house, m the " ' opinion of President Wilson. Wilh administration leaders, he holies for passage by Dec. 20 and smooth action in conference that will permit the full Christmas vacation for congress. Senator Swanson. one of the ad ministration supporters, on the bank ing committee, opened the debate to day, generally analyzing and endorsing the measure, which, he declared, was Lin, 1111 noun., .. ...v,.., . .. -, In.,, i..,. amo,u- ,m,w nrewnit cimili- iliic: ut;nt ivium; Uions. He urged prompt action and j praised the president highly for in - i ,-t;o- nnn-r-iicv vefnrm. ioatti ecu id CI EFT Ift I ENROUTE FROM EUROPE on Board U. S. Battleship Wyoming, :United States vessels of the Atlantic ; IV U-, AinM r rPlle DCD& O FUND GETS $6 MORE A Previously acknowledged. .$8,i.nt) Tesuque Ranchers ! Received to date i From the above figures it will be seen that the small amount of nine dollars is all that is needed to start work. ho will netp - S make the fund $100? DnrTTV PJ-fnOf. TF.AGHER M A X . - INJURED IN The slippery roads, covered with ice ind powdered snow, caused a wagon .0 turn turtle this morning, hurling five occupants, including a baby, down , , , t-i !"" " -" .': . .,..:.-.... ... ' Mica r innnsita lionzaies. leacner hi !Cally0ncito dWrct No. 1 Three : , t j j i 1 Miss Garcia, elder daughter of Mr. ! and Mrs. Bias Garcia. Slight bruises : from the fall TI-- fnl.n,nnth.J, rt I. '1 HI- fl, VIP U 11 ft , uc ,uu .- , Mrs. Garcia seems to nave escaped an injuries and bruises. Early This Morning. The accident occurred early this LLA LOWERS H COST OF LIVING nM,ApM a,,,.,,, THE FAMINE PRICES IN CHIHUAHUA ARE LOWERED BY THE REBEL GENERAL, WHO ORDERS GOODS SOLD AT NORMAL PRICES UNDER PENALTY OF CONFISCATION. MEXICO HEARS OF NUMEROUS BATTLES ' Juarez. Mex., Dec. S. As a means I of placing the rebel territory on a nor I mai basis, (leneral Francisco Villa to ulay issued an order that all foodstuffs ! rhall he sold at prices usually obtain i eel at times of peace. Stores in Chi huahua and other rebel cities are re quired to sell goods at, prices named by Villa. The rebel leader said that if merchants attempted to ask higher prices on account of the war he would confiscate their property. Train loads of provisions are to be shipped from Juarez to almost, famished citizens of Chihuahua. The foodstuffs are to ba sold at cost: price until the merchants jare able to replenish their stocks when railroad communication is restored Unless the federal troops who de tserted Chihuahua unexpectedly turn I up and resort to guerrilla warfare the 'northern part of Mexico will assume a semblance of peace through Ihe op ening of the railroad. Villa has been on the alert for a possible attack by federals but his patrol of the 225 miles from Juarez to Chihuahua has been in the nature of protection. It was reported that Luis Terrazas, the wealthy land owner, had paid the federal army to escort himself and other civilians to the border and that, the federals, utter reaching the bor der, might attempt to retreat to the ! state of Nuevo Leon.:, I Rebel viciory neponeu. Douglas, Ariz.. Dec. 8. The capture Yxcuitlas, Topic, by Mexican- con Istitution: sists under Col. Rafael Buel- tm was renorted here today In rtlspat.cn jes to the insurgent junta. No details were given. . ; : Many Battles, i Mexico City, Dec. s. A battle be jtween the federal troops under Gen ieral Joaquin Maas, former governor of Puebla, and the. rebel army com manded by General Candido Aguilar is expected within a few days somewhere north of Tuxpam. War office advices today report a general advance from T " ot fe(lera,s said to number : ."!""" ,,, , IZOI) men. ine reueia mc oniu iu u. concentrated near the town of Tamla hua, north of Tuxpam, and appear to be preparing to resist the federals wilh SOW) men. The military authori ties of the state of San Luis Potosl and Hidalgo, have been instructed to support, the federal commands. A fight in which the federal troops lost fifty killed and the rebels about the same number, Is reported to have occurred several days ago. at xesca, . TVm m the coast territory ot lepic. ine .rebels, who numbered 500. were at- : tacked by Colonel Mondoza at the Dead Ill 4IMI 11-UtTiill mnifa. ailh gours' fighting, the federals, using j their machine guns, drove the rebels from their positions. Further hard fighting is reported near the city of Tepic, but no details have come to hand. Arrive at Border. ' Presidio, Tex., Dec. S. Twenty Mex ican federal soldiers, forming the ad vance guard of the bedraggled army which deserted Chihuahua City arriv ed at Ojinaga, Mexico, opposite Presi dit, today. Going After Finances. Havana, Cuba, Dec. 8. vAdolfo de la ' j j ; j j I Lama, minister of finance in the cabi- ' net of Provisional President Huerta, j arrived here today from Vera Cruz on Si board the steamship Ypiranga. Sefior il)e Lama is going to Europe by way I of New York. V The Mexican finance minister re- fused to make any statement in re gard to the situation in Mexico. Enter Chihuahua. Juarez. Mex., Dec. S. Chihuahua (Continued on page four). ACCIDENT TO-DAY morning, according to advices received by County School Superintendent J. V. Conway. Mr. Garcia was driving the party to Santa Fe. All went well un- til tlw linrspn hppan tn Klin on the ,. p,. v,. Finally the wagon was hurled down the embank - - ment, all of the occupants being thrown out. They soon scrambled to their feet and rushed to the assist ance of Miss Gonzales who complained of terrific pains in the side. Mr- Garcia managed to get a team and brought the inmred schoo teacher t th v where she was taken to R re. ,,(!,, MRV tndav.- i Miss Gonzales is the daughter of former County Assessor Anastacio, .Gonzales, and is well known here. 8 1