Newspaper Page Text
'i WEATHEB. FAIR Legislature Of North Dakota Hour and Half Executive Ses sion Resulted in No An nouncement Being Made IN THE SENATE. Convened at 2 o'clock. All members present on roll call. Executive session fails to confirm appointments. Much routine business transacted. Six initiative and referendum bills special order for Monday. Fair treasurers' bend bill reconsid ered. Senators still introducing new meas ures. Sanitary hotel bill causes discus sion. Senate adjourned following execu tive session. Another big day lor the senate will be next Monday at A o'clock, when six different measures making provi sions for the initiative and referend um and recall will be considered in the committee of the whole senate. Tuesday afternoon Stenator Garden, chairman of the committee on elec tions, reported that his committee haii been unable to cope with the situa tion, and probably wouldn't be even if the committee kept the bills for an other week, so It had been decided to let the senate settle the matter. The bills included in this report, and which provide for the initiative and referendum are as follows: IS. B. 73, 8. B. 122, H. B. 103, S. B. 32, S. B. m, S. I*. 17. •Should there ,be a light attendance of members on Monday these bills will go over to Tuesday for consider ation. Other (Bills Reported. The committee on enrolled and en grossed bills reported S. B. 144, S. B. 182 and S. B. 192 as correctly engross ed and placed them on the calendar. The committee on education reported (Continued on Page Seven.) HOUSE PASSES BIGJWION Was Urges! Pension Bill to Ever Go Through a Ses sion of Googress WASHINGTON, Fob. 18.—The larg est pension bill ever reported to con grass, catrying appropriations aggre gating $180,300,•000 was passed by the house. 219 to 40 with an amendment making a necessa-y addition to the appropriation cf over a milion. A small number of democrats made futile effort# to add amendments barr ing from tha pension roll veterans having incomes exceeding $1,000 an nually. Will Hit CUIUS TS mSSENT TAFT RYDER, N. iD., :Feb. 18.—A delega tion of Indians, from Elbowoods will leave that place in a day or so for Washington, where they will confer with President Taft and officials of the interior department regarding sev eral important matters in connection with coal lauds. Special Agent Ros encratz, who has been acting agent at Elbowoods since Major Hoffman was deposed, has stated, it is said, that the Indians shotjld obtain more money for the so-caHed coal lands on the reservation 'by a sale to private parties. It is said, however, that the Indians are opposed to sutih a plan, and that they want the coal land open to settlement as originally planned. This question, and the question of a Ktorthern Pacific claim ifor right of wny -will be taken up in the confer ence at Washington. THE WEATHER. North Xtaktfa: Fair Wednes day, preceded by local snows in east portion Thursday fair. South Dakoth: Local snow* Wednesday, eoldec central and east po-'ions Thursday fair. Minnesota: Local snows and colder Wednesday, Thursday fair. WIS Considerable Enmity Devel oped Over Liquor Inspec tion Measure IN THE HOUSE. Convened at 2 o'clock. Long list of bills on third reading and final passage. Senate's amendments to Anti-Cig aret bill not concurred. Bill referred to committee. Liquor Inspection bill causes flare up in the House, and sharp personal reference prevails. Liquor bill re-referred to committee on temperance. House adjourns at 5:45 o'clock. Something certainly was uncorked when house bill No. 284, known as the liquor inspection bill, was taken tinder consideration by the house as a com mittee of 'lie whole Tuesday after noon, and thde bitter remarks which accompanied the discussion were not confined to consideration of the bill alone, but were uncomfortably person al. Representative Ward rope, who in troduced the bill, moved that it be recommended for (passage, and Representative Wiley moved that, it be referred to the committee on tem perance for consideration. Mr. Gampbeil declared that it would seem to him the temperance com mittee was the proper one to have re ferred it to iin the first place, ipstead of sending it to the committee on ju diciary. He said the house is wasting too much time with nonsensical bills, and he considered this hill, the anti cigarette measure and the anti-snuff bill in that class He recommended that the com'mittee on temperance be given an opportunity to consie rit, Representative Hjelmstad obpected however, saying: "We temperance people prefer to have it fought out right here in the house and now." Mr. Martin said it was too good a bill to go to the temperance commit tee and it should be referred to the committee of the whole upon general orders. Coltom "Starts Something." Representative Coltom touched off the fireworks by remarking that he thought the majority of the members of the temperance committee were ,whisky people, and he concluded by asserting that "it is a black spot on the state to have such a chairman as we have on the prohibition commit tee." 1 Representative Streeter declared that he would favor a purely inspec tion bill, tout he could not lend sup port to any "false pretenses." Mr. Wardrope said it had been care fully considered 'by the committee on judiciary, and it had been so widely advertised that every man in the house knew just where he was at and (Continued on Page Seven.) PLAGUE STRIKES RAILWAY GAMPS (Special to The Tribune.) ALEXANDER, N. D., Feb. IS.— Smallpox has broken out among some of the railway contracting camps in this county. The men, for the greater part, came in here from the west, many of them from Seattle and Spo kane and evidently brought the dis ease along. The cases are very mild in form but general vaccination orders have been issued. BOARD REFUSES TO PERMIT DANCING CARRINGTON, N. D., Feb. 18.— High school students of Carrington are seeking the use of the High school auditorium for a series of dancing parties, but the board of education has so far refused to grant their re quests. As a result no little interest is being taiken in the question of danc ing on tbe part of High school stud ents, opposition to the plan having de veloped on various sides it id con tended by some that because religious education is not tolerated, that the "other aide" should not be granted recognition. Religious education, they say, is not givep out of deference to the wishes of some taxpayers, and 4 they believe that the same deference 0 should be shown their wishes in ex eluding the dacce. THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, NO. 41. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1913. TWO OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE TROUBLE ZONE C- v#r buildings In* the center of the City of a b!o Mexico and within the trouble zone President Madero has been directing buildings In* the^center of the City ofja block ne Preside during the fighting around the Nation- his campaign, and the building of the IT OVER VETO OF TAFT Immlgratioo Bill Goes Throgh Senate and is Expected to Pass tbe House (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—The Bur nett-Dillingham immigration bill, ve toed by President Taft because it im posed the literacy test upon immi grants, passed over his veto ifi the senate, 72 to 18. The overwhelming majority given at the end of a short debase in which' Taft's attitude was vigorously criti cised strengthened the .vote. Prob ably the iblll will be passed over his veto in the house. when called up to morrow. Amon« those voting to pass the bill were 'Senators Crawford and Gamble of South Dakota, and Nelson of Min nesota. Voting to sustain the veto were, Clapp of Minnesota, Gronna and McCunvber, North Dakota. Senators Lodge and Dillingham, leading the fight to override the pres cient, declared the measure declared so many important provisions for the exclusion of the criminal, diseased and insane aliens that it would great harirjj 'to the United States if it did not become a law. POTEST UliAIIW MILKM St-UVS (Special to The Tribune.) FAROO, N.D., Feb. 18.—There is a general protest in Fargo against the bill iiltfQduced in the legislature for the publication of the by-laws of the different corporations. It is contend ed that the by-laws are not matters of public' interest, that no public good could refiilt from their publicity and the only benefits would acrue to the newspapers that sacured the work. The commerci&i club took formal ac tion against the .plan some time ago and since then individual concerns have taken the protests up. ... ,,,w DURING FIGHTING IN CITY •A ft )RE QtR£LATiQKS. block of the building from which EXTRA SESSION MAY BE CALLED IN APRIL WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.— The report is current among the democratic leaders in the house that an extra session of congress will be called to con vene the first week of April. $ $ WILSON WAS Evaded Large Gathering of Visitors and Then Went to New York Banquet NEW VORK, Elect Wilson Feb. .18.- canie to Naw flight after an exhaustive day's work ato to its presiding officer, Senator James Fielder, but instead he spent the evening at the home of friends. Wilson today worked-in the seclus ion of .he stale house, escaping the turmoil which nearly 1500' suffragettes brought when invading the capitol. Few got to the governor's olBce where a number of visitors gathered. He was caught jn a jam .of suffrag ettes at tht station, while trying to get aboard a special train for New York city. iEnroute Senator/ Elect Shafroth, of Colorado, registered the endorsement of Former Governor Adams of Colo rado, for secretary of the interior. Governor Wilson returns to the state house at Trenton tomorrow. GLENDORN HAS FEW CASES OF SMALLPOX (Special to The Tribune.) GLENBURN, N. D,. Feb. 18.—Three cases of smallpox are under quardn tine in this town. It is thought that with all the struct precautions taken against the spread of the disease there will be no epidemic. qL ®tibnnc. OF MEXICO. lnr.ei£n jelatioiM.' which compares to the state deparrateriFTn the United Staes, is only a few blocks awa.v. Who Made Charges Failed to Appear at the Hearing CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 18.— Charges against Colonel William Sey mour Edwards for offering bribes to [further his candidacy for United I States senator fell flat when Delegate Rhodes, who made the charges, fail I ed to appear at the preliminary hear I ing. President-' Justice Gilchrist dismissed the case I after Delegate J. M. Smith, named by I Rhodes as the man Edwards tried to bribCi in 'lie state house in Trenton. It had senatorial situation with EdwarOB. 'been understood lie woulil attend the The special grand jury investigat .. .. ing the alleged bribery in the legisla ner given by the .New Jersey sen- testified hs never discussed the faj|fd 3 to find further ments. ^dict. WATER TANK WAS NEARLY CONSUMED (Special to The Tribune.) N1!W ENGLAND, N. D„ Feb. 18.— The Milwaukee water tank caught on fire and the department,had to be call ed out to help the railroad men ex tinguish the flames. CONTRACTORS' WAR OVER WHITE WAY RIDS DEVILS LAKE, X. D„ Feb. IS.— The fact that the specifications failed to call for any special post in the bids for the installation of the "white way'' here has caused a war among the bidders, and the city council was required to hold session en catnera to award the contract and prevent the bidders from getting their heads to gether. The contract was let to the Robert Perkins Company of Minneap olis, bidding $12,995 with instructions to use Fargo, N. D., foundry post3. IS NO LONGER Ruler of Mexico and Many of His Officials Arrested at the Palace (By Associated Press.j MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18.—President Madero has been arrested in the na tional palace by General Blanquet, backed by his troops, and General Vic toriano Huerta, military commander of the federal troops, has been pro claimed president. The appointment of Huerta follow ed a conference between representa tives of Huerta and General Diaz. Gustave Madero, brother of the president, was arrested about the same time in a restaurant by General Huerta. While Madero and other members of his family are under arrest in the palace, crowds are running about the streets, crying "vivas" for Huerta and Diaz. CABINET MEMBERS ARE ARREST ED. Francisco Madero has signed his resignation. All members of the cabinet were arrested except Ernesto Madero, un cle of the president, who escaped. The direct movemert against Ma dero was the result of a plot which had been brewing since yesterday, but poaslbly existing longer with iBIanquet From the first ft was known that Blanquet and his men were unwiii. Ing to fight. He has complete control over his men, who will follow him in any venture, as has been shown. In a talk to his men before the action, Blanquet said the inhuman battle must end. He said it was father fight ing son, brother fighting brother, be cause of the caprice of one man. One reason given for Blanquet's at titude was the presence of his son in the ranks of Diaz. Prior to the conference between Huerta and Diaz, resulting in Huerta being proclaimed the provisional pres ident, Huerta's attempt to communi c.-te with Diaz led to a sharp engage ment. The fire from the rebels' rifles and machine guns was long sustained. At 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon the cannonading was heavier than ever, and Huerta was clearing the streets as if expecting an attack. Half an hour later the order to cease firing was sounded and the bat tle was over. The arrest of Maderc took place in the hall of the ambassadors. Genera! Delgado, who acted as the emissary of Madero in the negotiations for an armistice Sunday, was arrested also. VICE PRESIDENT MISSING. Up to a late hour Vice President of the Republic Jose Pino Suarez was not found. The troops are searching for him. Ambassador Wilson summoned all the foreign diplomats to con'erence a1 the American embassy. The nature of the conference is un known. A number of looters were caught and were summarily executed in the outlying districts of the city. A few small provision stores have have been sacked by the hungry mobs but there has been no systematic loot ing. MAY JOIN HUERTA. It is reported from the rebel posi tions that General Diaz is preparing his troops to unite With Huerta's. NARROW ESCAPE FOR KNIGHT TEMPLARS (Special lo The Tribune.) MINOT, N. 'D., Feb. 18—A. hurried exit from the burning Masonic Temple •was all that saved the lives of a score of Knight Templars when the lodge rooms and the McCoy store were damaged to the extent of $25,000 Mon day night. Most of the damage to the stock in the store from smoke and water. The fire is supposed to have started from an electric flatiron left With the current turned on in the rear part of the store. The theory is thit heat engendered from the iron started the fire in near by clothss and communicated to the rest of the building. A wild scramble for safety on the part of the lodge meittoers ensued as soon as signs of fire were discovered. MORNING EDITION EIGHT PAGES. FIVE CENTS WERE US AT MANYPLACES Americans Will Not be Hasty in Withdrawing Troops and Battleships (By Associated Press.) BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 18.— A battle between the federal forces of unknown strength and the rebels is reported in progress five niHes south of the Mexican border, naar Matamoras. HARD TO ESCAPE. ..EL PASO, Feb. 18.—Americans in Chihuahua and other states in north ern Mexico are having difficulty in rs caping to the border over tbe Mexican Central, the only line remaining open, as the crews refuse to run trains south of Juarez, for fear of the rebels. PASCUAL OROZCO DISPLtA^fcu. LAREDO, T^xas, Feb. 18.—When informed that the iMadero government was overthrown and General Huerta was the provisional prestdent, Colonel Pascual Orozco, Sr., and Colonel Gar za Callen, revolutionary leaders in north Mexico, declared the revolution ists in that section did not approve of the selection of Huerta, and would continue the rebellon unless another was chosen to manage affairsi In Mex ico, preferably De La Barrator Gen eral Trevino. DRILLED DURING DELAY. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 18.—De lay in the arrival of the transport Meade to convey 1,200 marines to Guantanamo, Cuba, was taken advan tage of by Colonel Burnett to drill the squads from Annapolis, Boston, Ports mouth and Brooklyn, whic^i arrived before noon. Preparations are com pleted and they will be ready to sail three hours after the Meade docks. POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—With the government of President Francisco I. Madero fallen and General Huerta proclaimed president of Mexico, it de volves upon American Ambassador (Continued on Page Two.) WILL SUSPEND MARTIAL LAW Miners Taking Proceedings to Supreme Court Heads, Off Militia (By Associated °retsO CHARLESTON, .W. Va., Feb. 18— The operations of the military com mission, working: under martial law in the .coal fields of Kanawha county, will be suspended for at least a week, according to a statement by Governor llasscock. The habeas corpus proceedings di rected against the .acts of the commis sion, brought by th.? miners, was tak en n|) by the West Wrginia supremo court of appeals. The state asked sufficient time to prepare briefs, as court sets Feb. 25. DEVILS LAKE U. G. T. TO HAVE BIG LIST DEVILS LAKE, Feb. 18.—Seventy five names will appear on the charter roll of the newly organized Ievils Lake IT. C. T., which will be formally instituted on Feb. 22 under the direc tion of Grand Councellor, W. W. Fe gan of 'Grand Forks, who has appoint ed the following institutional officials: Senior councellor, J. A. Getty, Crooks ton, Minn. junior councellor, George Nelson. Grand Forks past councellor, J. J. Kelly, Crookston secretary, Ad am Common, Grand Forks conductor, J, D. Stevens, Crookston page, Theo dore D. Hughes. HARDWARE DEALERS AT WHEEL ING. WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 18.—A large attendance marked the opening here today of the eighth a.nnual con vention of the West Virginia Retail Hardware association. The sessions will continue three days, during which ticne numerous questions of in terest and importance to the trade wilh be discussed.