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THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. VOL CXXXIV, No. 40. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1912, By Mall, 50 tuu a Month; Kinttle Cuple-h. & Out. By Carrier, 00 Cents Month. HOUSE COMMITTEE OF THIRTY PUTS Tl rough two MEASURES In Face of Vigorous Opposition It Forces Passage of Sumner County and Clovis Norma School Bills, BACA ORGANIZATION WEATHERS ACID TEST Senate Adopts Substitute Res olution Appropriating $1 ,000 ' for Relief of Flood Sufferers in South, spee-litl Dispatch to the Morning Journal.) Santa Fe, .V. M., May 9. The house got two very troublesome bills out of lis system thin afternoon. One was the bill, creating the county of Sum ner, with Fcrt Sumner as the county geat, and the other the bill to estab lish a normal school at Clovis. Both bills had rough sledding before they finally pussed, and the committee of thirty was put to the severest test that it has yet endured for both bills had the endorsement of that commit tee. There had been those to predict that on one or the other of these two t bills the committee of thirty would ' go to pieces, and for awhilo this uft ernoou It looked like the guess was not Bueh b, bad one. On one of the test votes on tho normal school bill, five members of tho committee de serted its standard and had it not been for the fact that an outsider, Mr. Tripp, of Sam Miguel, came to ils rescue, tho famous thirty would . have suffered defeat. On the final voto on both bills, however, the lines closed up, and tonight there is noth ing to Indicate that the committee is in any worse state thun It was a week ago. Mr. Toombs, of Union county, led the tight on both bills, and a vigoroub tight it was. In opposing the tium ner county bill lie declared that the new county. If created, would come into existence saddled with a big bonded indebtedness, with tho cer taint or being compelled to incur a still larger indebtedness in the near tuture, and with less than a million dollars of taxable property upon which, to draw for the income neces sary to run the county. Ho wan sup ported by Mr. Clancy, of Guadalupe, who has for tome time past been working hard to defeat the plan ot his colleague, Mr. Manzannres, the author of the bid. Messrs. Burg, Llewellyn and Manzanares made forc ible arguments in favor of the bill, declaring that the new county is rich in resources, is populated with an en lightened and progressive people, and that the matter of tho Indebtedness thut it will have to curry will make little Uifferenco In such a growing and prosperous community, 'i he bill was finally passed by a voto of 26 to 20. Normal School Hill Also Pnssc. The normal school bill met with even a more stubborn resistance than the Sumner county bill, and some more or less sensational charges were made in the course of the debute. Mr. Tuoinbs, who had presented to the legislature a bill to establish a normal school at Clayton, his home town, declared that the advocates of the four other normnl school propo sltlons. beside Clovis. had not been treated f:ilrly by the ways and means Istence when New Mexico became committee, and asserted that the ractstate. rence was the announcement by Sen ator Holt that the rules committee would prepare a rule for submission to the senate tomorrow, providing that bills shall lie over for twenty- four hours after being reported from the committee, Instead of being acted on the same day, as has been the custom heretofore. This rule comes as a the result of considerable dissatisfaction among a number of the senators over what they termed 'railroading" bills through on the same day that they are reported from the committee. The senators in question are not minority members, but organization republicans, and there was danger of a break in the majority ranko unless their wishes in this matter were re spected. As a result of this feeling, two bills were postponed today under a suspension of the rules because Senator Boleslo Uomero objected to their consideration today. The usual flood of petitions for and against "tho manly sport of boxing" continued today. There were also two petitions Horn Grant county pro testing against the salaries ulluwed county officers in the Vlinltlo and Baca bills. Senate Hill 30, prohibiting the white slave traffic, was reported by the committee on Judiciary Willi a substitute, but as the substitute made practically an entirely new bill, fiction was deferred until tho substitute bill could be printed. Senate 13111 90, prescribing tho qual ifications of appointive officer!-., and Senate Hill 117, the new drinking cup bill, were both reported favorably with amendments, but owing to tho objection of Senator Romero, consid eration of them was postponed until Friday. Senate Bill 121, conferring jurisdic tion on justices of tho peace up to $200. was read the third time and passed by a vote of 20 to 0. The committee on revision, to which had been referred House Joint Resolution 19, appropriating $1,000 for tho relief of the Mississippi val ley flood sufferers, made an adverse report on the measure, on the ground that money could not constitutionally be appropriated by resolution, but at the same time submitted a bill carrying the same provisions us the resolution and appropriating the same amount, and under a suspen sion of the rules the bill was passed b" a vote of 20 to 0. The bill con tains a,n emergency section, so that the appropriation will be immedi ately available as soon as the bill be comes a law. The senate then adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. The House. The rending of the journal was dis pensed with and a petition from citi zens of Quuy county, protesting against the passage of the bill creat ing Baca county, was presorted. Many bills were reported from the commit tees on Judiciary and ways and means, most of them favorably, and were placed on the calondar. A minority report from the committee on way and means, recommended the bill cre atine Snraner oountv be not passed. The following new bills were intro duced: House Bill 1S2, Mr. Baca, of Sando val. to authorize boards of county commissioners to employ police of ficers. House Bill 183, Mr. Gage, to amend Section 1, Chapter 109, of the I.uws of 1909, relating to Irrigation. House Bill 184, Speaker Haca, Mr. Cooney and Mr. Hilton, appropriat ing $35,000 for a bridge across the Mo Gnnde In Socorro ccunty. House Bill 185, Speaker Baca, for the protection of community acequias. House Bill 180, Speaker Baca, to provide punishment for unlawfully practicing law. House Bill 187, Speaker Bacn, rel ative to paupers and the establishment of poor houses in counties. House Bill 188, Speaker Baca, pro viding for appointment of boards of regents for state educational institu tions. House Bill 189, Mr. Mullens, pro viding for an additional judge in the Fifth judicial district. Hou"Q Bill 190. Mr. Llewellyn, re quiring state officers to account for expenalture-s. House Bill 191, Mr. Llewellyn, re latlng to the crime of bigamy. Incest and adultery. This bill re-enacts the Kdmunds act, which went out of ex- a SOUTHERN PACIFIC R I f MIRTH RED CROSS LOOKS lllll I n liniirT i-rn UllsssUI - lllllll I III mwn WILLUANUUtlllu PENSIONERS Story of Construction of This Pioneer Rail System to be Told at Unique Gathering in San Francisco, Serial Crreionilrn v to Morning Journal 1 San Francisco, May 9. The story of the construction of the Central I'acitlu railroad, now a part of the Southern Pacific Company, will be re told tomorrow afternoon at the I'ul ace hotel In this city when the pen sioned employes of the Southern Pa cific gather at their annual banquet. At least 250 of these pensioners have already signllied their Intention of attending this year's anniversary ban quet. The banquet this year falls upon tho forty-third anniversary of the driving of the last rpiko of the llrst transcontinental railroad of the United States. Approximately half of those now on the pension roll of the Southern Pacific were important fac tors in the construction of thiB great railroad system. It is the annual cus tom now for the road to be built in reminiscence. Since the Inauguration of the sys tem on the Southern Pacliic, January 1, 1903, $1,015,014.40 has been paid out to former employes In pensions. Tho system Is absolutely voluntary on the part of the company and 718 for mer employes have been awarded pensions in those nine years, on the first day of May, this year, there were 477 pensioners on the rolls. Tho pon olon disbursements during the month of April, 1912, amounted to $10, 450.85. At tho annua) banquet tomorrow a part of the entertainment will bo the exhibition of a complete set of 250 actual photographs taken during the construction period of the Central Pacific. Besides this, several of the )iit,(.- officials of the Southern Pa cific Company will address the gath- eiui. MEETS TRAGIC DEATH AT SANTA FE While Insane or with Deliberate Intention of Taking His Life, He Leaps from Window of Hotel, FATAL INJURIES ARE INFLICTED BY PLUNGE His Passing Marks Close of, Remarkable Career in Poli-j tics in New Mexico; Widow and Brother urvive, INMILM PROBLEMS Paper on Subject by Solicitor General of State Department is Given Careful Considera tion by Society, FLOOD CONDITIONS LESS SERIOUS IN LOU li Most Marooned People Have Been Rescued; Work Pro gresses on Levees Under Favorable Weather, that Mr. Nichols, of Curry county, was a member of the committee rmu placed everybody at a disadvantage. Mr. Toombs said that the three normal schools that the state Is now operating are badly In need of financial assistance and that It would be exceedingly unwise to establish another normal school until the ones how In existence could be taken care of. He said that he had stated to the committee that he did not believe a normal school should be established st this time and had offered to with draw his claims for Clayton if the others would do the same thing. Mr. Toombs also handed ono to Clovis In hig discussion of the ques n. He declared that Clovis is a mushroom town, dependent entirely upon the Santa Fe railroad for Its prosperity, and thnt It is likely nt any time to fold Its tent and move several miles down the road, perhaps ""to another state. He did not be lieve It a proper site for a permanent educational institution. Mr. Gage, of Kddy county, and Mr. Carter, (,f Roosevelt, both of whom lo had Introduced normal school nils, one for Artesla and the other for Portal,,, likewise made strenuous objections to the Clovis proposition. Mr. Carter was even more vigorous in his attacks on Clovis than Mr. Toombs gad been. He said that in stead nf being a growing town It had less population today than it had tn years ago, and declared that the moral almosnhere of the city is such to make It undesirable as a place 'r the education of young people. He further rtated that It Is a wide open town, whore saloons and house oi ill-fame flourish. The fight for the bill was led by r. Rurg. chairman of the commit aided by Mr. Llewellyn and Mr. Xichfti. On a vote to table the Mil Inrt. finitely, the adherents of the "'"sure had their closest call, the Motion bin lost by the narrow vote of il to 20. On the final show down, be ways and means committee nian "d in rally its force snd carried bid-by s-Vorf of I to I. Mr. Hurg! bill t provide for roun V surveys ras repc rte-d favorably by the Kim an(j committee to- "y snd hi on the J alend. r f r to morrow. Tlx- Sivn The .,; nf ,,Y ibn.it,. this Oftrning was brief m.d lne t-tuf ill. rer1"!" ibe most Into? cstirnf. 'xcur, House Bill 192, Mr. Baca, of Valen cla, amending Section 29, of the school laws of 1907. House BUI 193, Mr. Baca, of Valen cia, to repeal Section 11, Chapter 43, of the LawB of 1907. House Bill 194, Mr. Moreno, to amend Sections 3, 7 and 8, of Chapter 142. of the Laws of 1907. House Bill 195, Speaker Baca, pro viding for the absolute control of state property according to constitutional requirements. House Bill 196. Speaker Baca, pro viding for the control of tho Old Pal ace grounds by the Museum and His torical Societies. House Bill 45, creating the county of Sumner, was then taken up for third reading. Mr. Manranares moved to table the minority report. The motion prevailed by a vote of 25 to 21. Mr. Mansanurcs then moved the passage of the bill and after arguments by Messrs. Toombs and Clancy, who op posed the bill, and Messrs. Llewellyn. Manianares and Burg, who favored It, the bill was passed by a vote of 26 to 20. House BUI 109, providing for th establishment of a normal school nt Clovis, was next taken up. Mr. Toombs moved that the bill be tabled Indefin itely, but the motion was lost by a vote of XI to 20. After debates by Messrs. Burg, Catron, Llewellyn. Cage, Carter and Nichols, tho previous ouestlon was csocd and on final vote the bill was pasted by a vote of it to The houe then adjourned until 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Illy Morning Journal gpeclnl T.eaed Wlre.l New Orleans, May 9. Rescue of marooned persons In tho overflowed sections and the closing of an incipient crevasse at Hlyrla, near the mouth of the Mississippi river, were features of the Loiiisluna flood situation today. Workmen in decreased numbers were engaged at nearly nil doubtful places between Natchez and New Or leans, taking advantage of the fair weather to strengthen embankments. Uescuers working near Lettsworth have about completed their work and turned their attention to places more distant from the river, water from the Torras crevasse rose three Inches at Morganza today. Wires and rail roads in that section are paralyzed. Refugees continue to pour Into Baton Rouge and other concentration camps, when they are transferred to places less congested. Few refugees arrived at New Roads, becuuso train service about New Roads bad to be suspended. I Lieutenant H. J. Weeks in charge of the rescue corps at Morganza today received a telegram from Kacheler to the effect that the country was well cleared of refugees. The break at Hlyria on the west bnnk was discovered about 5 o'clock this morning and was about ten feet In width and emergency gangs were put to work Immediately and the hole was closed. ARCHBALD CASE CONTINUES TODAY l.-j,000 PKOPI.K M.I V UK IV NKW iuxgk.b. New Roads. La.. Mav 9 A Hand boil developed lute today In the Irwlnville levee on the Mississippi, six miles from this place. The Torras water is rising against the hastily constructed protection levee about the town. Lieu tenant Weeks In charge of tho rescue corps here, has warned the people mac incy must get out at once. There are approximately 15.000 per sons In what is known "as tho New Roads district. Lieutenant Weeks has decided upon Cooks landing, a short instance south, as the point of con centration In the event of trouble and a fleet of steamboats and barges has oecn ordered to report there early to morrow. Relief trains tonight could operate as far south as fort Allen, opposite Baton Rougo, and service will be maintained as long as the tracks are above water. W:ihinsrtnn. Mav 9. Inouiry Into h- charges of misconduct against Judge Roliert W. Archhald. of the coa-meice court, will be resumed to in rr.iw bv the house Judiciary coin- mitiu. sho Is to determine whether Pi-it a hment proceedings shall ba l-icio-r.t aaginst the Jurist. The document In the Arehbnld rs- submitted to the house committee by direction of President Taft. arc le liece I to include things not e; touched upon In th- hcarlnn. Irle-t'ate Commer--" Comwiiss'ori r Mmr. who fiist cubed Pre J Irn' T:it mention to Ihe charge g:n." JmiIi;.- Archhuld. will Im asked to tcs-j-n-bal'l' on Saturday. loiimax is iv mnn STRAITS IKOM lUKlll Baton Rouge. La., May ft. Louisi ana has approximately IV. (Mid p, rsons matie nomeless by the crevasse In the Mississippi river levee at Torras alone. Of this number. 12.000 are dependent upon the bounty of the L'nited States government, according to figures in tne governor s office here. The res. are able to care for themselves. Elsewhere in the state are other thousands driven from their homes by the Panther creek. Iog Tail and other crevasses. It will be weeks be fore the whole number routed out by the waters is ascertained. Seven dea'hs. threr t,t white per sons, due to the flood in Louisiana, are conTunitd and there sre numer ous reports of other fatalities. Today's rescue work cente red alwmt llu- reni'iving eif the refuges from the Bayou dts Claises country. (Siierlnl IMnpatch to the Momlnc Journal. Santa Fo, N. M.. May 9. William E. Martin, better known as "Hilly" Martin, for years one of the most prominent politicians n New Mexico, was found about 8 o'clock tonight In a dying condition on the roof of tho Uelgauo building, aojeiining tne room ing house in the First National bank building, at which he had been stop ping. He had evldontly leaped or fallen from the window of the bath room of the rooming house, a dis tance of some thirty feet, to the roof of the smaller building. He was found by Cnlted States Marshal C. M. For.'iker, Jose D.' Senu, ilerk of the supreme court, and Carl A. Bishop, exalted ruler of tho Santa Ke lodge of Elks. He lived about an hour after being re'itnved td) St. Vincent's hos pital. , There were no eye-witnesses to the occurrence which caused Mr. Martin's death, but the circumstances were such as to preclude the idea of Its having been an accident. Mr. Martin occupied quarters in the rooming house of .lons & Webb, on the third Moor of tile First National bank build ing on San FranclHCo street. The bath room, under the window of which he was found, Is at thj end of a hall some distance (rtw the room which ho occupied. The window Is too high from tho floor fur him to have ac cidentally fallen front it. Everything points to the fact that he Jumped from the window, either in a fit of mentul aberration or with the deliberate in tention of taking his life. It Is known that Mr. Martin hud been drinking heavily for several months past, and that he was in a desperate condition financially. His condition was such as to attract tho attention of his friends and Wednes day afternoon, I'niled States Marshal Korakcr spoke to one or two of the prominent members of the local lodge of Elks about the matter. As a result it whs decided th.it arrangements should be made by the Santa Ke Elks to take care of Mr. Martin until he could gel on his feet, and In pur-1 suiince of this plan Mr. Foraker, ac companied by Exalt 'd Ruler Carl Bishop and J. P. Sena calleil at Mr. Martin's room tonight. Upon arriving at the rooming house the gentlemen found that .Mr. -Mar tin was not in, but the room was in such n state that they came to the con clusion that he had only leit it tem porarily und could not bo out if the building. After waiting some time for him te return, they became uneasy and Instituted a search for him. do ing to the bathroom and finding it un occupied, one of the gentlemen looked out of the window and discovered a prourato form b Ing on th i roof of the two-story building adjoining. A ladder hastily was procured and the gentlemen descended to Mr. Mar tin's rescue. He was still alive and connclous, but his body was cold Hnd Save, every indication of having lain In the chill night air for un hour or more. It Is the belief of the gentle men who went to his assistance that he must have jumped from the window! about 6 o'clock In the evening: that tho occurrence happened not to at tract the attention .it anyone, and that he had lain h 'liiless on the roof for at ! ast two hours. While conscious. Mr. Martin was un able to give any account bow the fa tality had occurred. Ho was taken up tho ladder and through the window and removed immediately to the hos- Iptal, where every medical attention was given him. However, It was of no avail, death cnsuiiiK about an hour after his arrival at the hospital. Just what caused Mr. Martin to take his life will probably never be known. He left no writing behind and It is allege. her probul le that his physical conejiuon. combine.! with Intense men la I anxiety, resulted In a temporary derangement which rendered him In- cupaiile of controlling his actions. Br Mornlns Jonrnul 8n?!! I.eaad Wire.! Washington, May 9. The most Im portant question before the Interna tional Red Cross Society in session here Is "What can the Red Cross do In case of civil war, when, internal Jealousies exist ? Joshua R. Clark, Jr., solicitor of the Cnlted States department 0 state, was to have spoken on the suiyect today. but of so much value did the officers of the conference consider his paper and suggestions that a sMciul com mittee was named to repcirt on Mr. Clark's paper before it Is openly dis cussed. On account of the dellciury and Im portance of the problem they decided It would be better than submitting the paper for such off-hand impromp tu discussion as lt presentation would have Involved. The committee composed of repre sentatives from Germany, Franco, Russia, Italy, Greece and Cuba, will not have Its report ready until next week. Solicitor Clark 'h paper suggests that In time of civil war In a certain coun try the Red Cross of other nations offer their assistance to be guided In the work by tho terms of tin agree ment, conformable In general with practices which would be Internation al In character. Several recent charges by the rev olutionists in Mexlevi that their wound ed were not receiving as much atten tion from the Red Cross workers as! they should, gives interest to the question. 4 THE DAY IN CONGRESS. SENATE. Met at noon. Begun consideration of rivers and harbors appropriation bill. Titanic Inquiry was reopened, M. I Farrell, news editor of a Wall street ticket service, testifying regarding misleading reports. Senator Percy urged liberal appro prlatlon for the Mississippi river and Senator Newlands said $26,000,000 an nually should be expended in Its Im provement. Adjourned C:38 p. m until noon tomorrow. norsE. Met Bt 1 1 a. 111. Resumed consideration of the leg islative, executive and Judicial appro priation bill. Chairman PuJo of the so-called money trust Investigating committee announced thut banks were respond ing fully to committee's Inquiries. Voted to abolish the commerce court. Representative Tuggart Introduced ,1 resolution for Investigation of the Western Newspaper Union of Omaha, to ascertain whether it violated tho t'herman anti-trust law. Adjourned at 9 p. tn., until noon tomorrow. BIG FIGHT BEGINS F FOR MASTERY 0 MEXICO OR C MISSION REPORTS BY Rebel and Federal Vanguards in Contact and Skirmishing is General with No Decisive Results. LIBERALS MASSING FORCES FOR CONFLICT CONSIDERED METHODISTS Women Have Acquired Proper ty Valued at More Than Two Millions Dollars for Work Among Needy, . HARMON'S FRIENDS DENY BRYAN'S CRARCES Letter is Published to Prove Effort in 1908 to Purchase Delegates Pledged to Ne braskan's Nomination, ptr Morning Journal hiifplid Leased Wlre.l Columbus, ()., May 9. Charges from William J. Bryan that friends of (!ov ernor Harmon had sought to purchase Bryan-pledged delegates to tho 1908 convention, stirred the Ohio executive to a telegraphic denial today and brought from Mr. Bryan the publi cation of the letter of which he says the charges were based. The letter was made public here by Harvey tiarber, who said It was ad dressed to State Senator Frank T. More, of Tiffin. It was signed, Michael Devanney, of Cincinnati, and was In part: "Cincinnati, June 23, 190S. "Dear Sir: In a conference with our mutual friend, Mr. , tf he advised me you were In MAISTIV II Is PROMIVKVT IV MAV Mi:XI' ltini(S William Edward Martin was bom at Fort Sclden. February l, lsfij. Ho was a son of Captain John Mar tin,' and was pdueated by private In structors In his wn home, one of whom was Nicolas eiallcs. and at St. Michaels college. In Santa Fe. He graduated from the latter Insiitution In 1880. He returned tn his father's ranch after his graduation, and was shortly afterward selected ss deputy clerk of the Third Judicial district of New Mexicej. Aft T having been In office as deputy , lerk f.,r rem time. h iK'caine chief cierk of the federal land office, resinning after a year or mor to become Interpreter of the court In the Fifth district, tllllnt ills office until Juris" Freeman's retire ment from the bench. In 1894 he e li-e ted to the lower house of the territorial b-gislature ml In lS was c hi n a member of the city council of S.ioorro. becoming mayor two years later. n May I. I ''. he wa appointed AAA (.Continued on Vgc Six. touch with the two delegates from the district. Ho advised that you sec Mr. , of , and have him see the delegate of that place whose name he did not remem ber, and have him, together with Mr. , of , meet Mr. , at Columbus, on the evening of July 2, so that arrangements may be made for the trip to Denver. "Mr. , of Cincinnati, will meet them and take care of their transportation to Denver. "By this letter, my dead you will see there Is 'something doing and whilst endorsements have been given In your district, I hope that your two dele-gates e-an si-e their way clear to vote for Judge Harmon on the first ballot at Denver. Mr. tiarber Is a member of thedem ocratlc national committee, lie declin cd to make known the names of those1 Involved 111 the letter. When (iovernor Harmon returns from Oh-veland tomorrow after mak Ing an address before a reunion of for eign organisations tonight, he will confer with his campaign managers relative t his itinerary for a lour over the state- In an effort to offie-t th, elfee-t of Colonel Bryan's attacks upon mm. Although It had not definitely been deciiled, it was stated this evening (hat e.overnor Harmon may rpeud all of next week on the stump. IHA ANM V IUMI.S II. I, KNOW I.I IX. I; OF Itltllll RV. Cincinnati, o.. May 9. Michael lie- vanne-y. campaign manager of Cover nor Harmon, made an emphatic denial tonight of the charges brought against him in the letter produced by William j. i;ryan. Mr. oe-vanney, nnwnver. did not deny writing the letter, but said he would h.ivc nothing to say until hr saw It. When Mr. Bryan says that I M templed to purchase de le-gates In Ohio, lor ovi-rnor Harmon, said Mr. De vanney, - he Is telling a plain, unvar nished li'. for tiewr. either directly or indirect !y, was anv attempt made bv me to purchase any delegates lor an body. KANSAS CITY BEER . FAMINE AVERTED Kansas City. Mo. May . The strike of the brewery weikers here, which for a lime threatened to bring ab. ut a be.-r f in-i ie and forc e thlr-ty Kansas Cllians to go without their favorite bete-rugc. w .s settled bete Io dic v. Tht basis ,.r lb- s.-etl-ii-cnt was not made public. (Ir Mornlns Jonrnnl Mnerlid betawd Wlre.l Minneapolis, Minn., May 9. Ad dresses and reports concerning the Woman's Homo Missionary society and the board of foreign missions occupied the attention tlila afternoon and this evening or the general con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church. According to reports, both have progressed during the last four yours. The Woman's Missionary society, ac cording to the report read this even ing, In the thirteen years of Its ex istence. hriH acquired property amounting to l!,8il,230, which is used for homes, missions and hospi tals. Tho work of the society Is done among southern whites, negroes, Mormons, Indians, Immigrants and foreign population of lurgx cities. Among the speakers this evening was Mrs. Cotton Mather, of Fort Col lins, Colo. At the evening session, given over to tho work of tho board of foreign missions, addresses were made by IMshop Frank W'erno, of Indiana, and Bishop William Lewis, of China. The question whether negro churches of the south hba.ll have it bishop of their own race Is to he settled on the floor of the conference tomorrow, tho committee appointed to consider the question recommending today that the constitution of the church b amended to permit of this action. If the conference approves the amendment It Is probable that Dr. R. E. Johns, of New Orleans, will be elected to the position. Contributions received In the Inst four years by the general committee for foreign missions of tho Methodist Episcopal church aggregated 15.177. 259, according to the committee re port presented to the general confer em-e tonight. Tabulation of the con tiibtitlons showed that the proper lionate Increase in special contribu tions has been greater In thut period than the Increase In the regular con tribiitlons. The report recommends that the general conference carefully consider the question of special gifts with a vh-w of harmonizing the donations with the needs of the different fields. The question of separate contribu tions for foreign and home mission Holds Is also presented to the confer ence In the report and attention Is ell-ri-cied to the progress In foreign mis sions In the past twenty-four years showing an Increase of 493 mission aries ami 4,391 native preachers. The difficulties met by missionaries by reason of revolutions In two of the most Impartant foreign fields, Mexico and china, are touched on In the re port which finds cause for reiolclng Purpose of Assailants is to Drive Maderistas Into Tor recn and Then Lay Siege in Hope of Crushing Them, Ily Morning Jonrnnl Rpeelul leased Wire. At the Rebel Front, .near Berme Jlllo, Mex., May B. Skirmishing be tween tho vanguard ot General Ori2Co'i army and the federals under General Huerta ruged for hours today through a cyclone of wind and dust on Ihe desert plains in front of Tor reon. the objective point of th rebels. Operating; from Escalon as a base, where General Orozco and his staff are stationed, the liberal forces con tinued today to tighten their cordon around the heavily garrisoned ' anil fortified federal outposts at Berme jlllo and Mapiml, both towns being less than twenty miles from Torreon. Though much skirmishing has been In progress no battle had been fought up to C o'clock tonight. Th fed eralH refused to be drawn from their strong positions. There was hardly . an hour In the day, however, thnt tho liberals did not feint at some point to coax tho entrenched federals out Into the open, hut the latter re fused to take tho ball. In tho meantime, General Ornsco was mussing his men and getting them Into positions where his urtll lery could support them. By tho bringing up or more guns snd dyna mite bombs last night, Orozco be lieves he can take the federal out post by assault and drive those fed eral not WHod und Captured into Torreon for a last stand. Notwith standing the Intense heat, the men In the Held uro in good condition. A high wind has blown constantly for several days, raising clouds of alkali dust and enabling; the liberals to move freely without fear of detec tion. Just when the lonjr looked for bat tle will be fought Is problematic, but It will not be until the evacuation of tho strongholds Is complete. iu:bi:i,s Minrr su nnoHV nivSISTANCK AT IIKIOIKHMjO Juarez, Mex., ,May . Rebel lead ers here tonight admitted that the vanguard of their forces had at tacked BcrmeJIllo on the way to Tor reon and had met stubborn resistance all day. Reports of twelve hours of skirmishing have reached here. According to Col. Pascual Oroseo, Sr., father of tho liberal military chief, there are H.OflO Insurrectos en trenched near BcrmeJIllo and about 2,000 federals, A dispatch from Escalon states that a courier from the front report ed that the federals, strongly en trenched, were warding off the rebels with a heavy tire. General Huerta, commander of the government troops. Is said to be well toward the front of his army directing operations. Rebel officials here made public. additional details of the recent fight near Cuotro Clem-gas. It now ap pears that General Salu.nr was head ing for Mondova, an ir.portaiil rail road center, north of Torreon, wtth the Intention of Hanking the federals from the south. He met with unex pected resistance and In a desperate light with Truey Aubert's force Sala r was driven back westward along; the railroad to I'ualro Cii-negas, which town ho still holds. He was today that the future in both tlclds Is bright, j reported to be making another as. MOHAMMEDANISM MAS MA E OUT NEGRO sault on Monelovn. Losses on both hiia were said to have lie-en heavy. Interest tonight centers ,,n Salaxar's ability to circumvent Monclova with tho Pie,, of attacking Ihe rear col umns of the federals. While rebel of fie, rs noev here concede that Gene-rat Sala.ar was beaten they regard It as a temporary repulse. The political situation here was to night iinchnrred. Kmlllu Vasquei Goiiieu detih-il that he was a prisoner. Smiif. nf the rebel iiteocla declare that the boors of Gomec as provl Monul president are numbered. Oth ers eleclnred that (1 nialo Enrlle, at Chihuahua, Is the real power behind ihe thron,- Bnd will Influence Oroseo ru t to accept Gomes. The enmity Bishop C, S, Smith Makes This Aceprtinn Rr-fnrp Afrinnl"f K"ri1'' n'1 """"" wpl1 kno" nooLIUUII ULIUIU ni I I W a II i ,,( iher- r.re conflicting reports si Methodist Church Conference in Kansas City, Illr Mornlns Jevmiel apertal Tm4 Wlre.l Kansas City. May X. The African (rro has beeome more e-f a in. in under the Mohammedan leaehlpg-c than under Christ, un acorning to Bishop C. 8. Smith, who Is attending the e-ctlfer, l e- llrle of Aflieali Melhodlst church. IMshop Sltiilh has 1,-voled inanv years tn ihe sMolv of bis race In Africa, llajti, San lxunli- g' end l.ttH-n. Bishop Smith, In hl-c a.blre-s to.l.i apt thai the methods of the- Mohan niedan tcac-hintcs hsve m tenriwicy to make the n' icr sell-reliant, w he re is the Chrltian 1--h hin hn iim.l bin, a emitting nonenlitv. This was bl.flv .til he- sill, to Ihe Lot ttl ,t ihe while m-i n e-aose-d th.- n- trr-e to look upon him a master. Hhiic the Mohammedan tae he-r, reeird--d hl-n as an equal nnd taught the- n-cro ! bow bl-e head only tu Allah. to Knrile's relations with General Ornrco. The lalte-r Is believed to b too busy with military sftnirs st pres e nt to pivf. attention t" the establish punt of a, civil government. I I DKUII-S (HIM f ii in; i:i ati:x bkbels Mexico City, Vsy 9. In enrngsge nieiit today at Saragos, near Tla bualiio, forty miles m rih e-f Torreon, b.iwe-en the advance t-o'uinns of the rebel and the, federals limit.- Gen eral Ksbago, a sec ere ree-rsA .v-s In lili te-d on tin- rebels. aeci -.Iinj to a 1 pateh from General H-icKm at BermeJ.IJo. to Preside nt Vi.de u to liehl. Twenty-two r -1 I dead in-c repeat ed, with do, bK- that I t'i:iT e.f wounde-d. Th.- r. Iris were sc-e- car rying wounded ;r in th.' !, -1 1. These, we re believed tev he officers. The federal 1 i: were n,t re ported. ThA dispatch Indicated Cat the rebels bad been fercvd lo stop their