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Contest at Guayule Factories at
San Antonio Show Net Re
ceipts $1000 a Ton
Court Pleadings Testify That Two
Plants Clear $300,000
in Seven Months
[Special to The Herald]
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 10.—In
teresting facts relative to the produc
tion of rubber In the San Antonio
country have been developed in the
law suit of Otto Koehler of this city
against William H. Stayton of New
York, president of the Texas Rubber
company and the Big Ben Manufac
turing company. These two corpora
tions are allies and do an Immense
business. The suit involves certain
contracts and the ownership of stock
representing several hundred thousand
dollars. In the proceedings it was
brought out that each ton of rubber
manufactured and sold by these con
cerns showed a clean profit of nearly a
thousand dollar^.
The rubber is made from a shrub
called the Guayule plant. This plant
gTows about eighteen inches In height
with a spread of equal dimensions. The
leaf is ong, narrow and light colored
with veins running to the top of it.
Above the plant are numerous lesser
stems that bloom and bear seed. It
flourishes best at an elevation of about
5000 feet and is found in great pro
fusion along the low, rocky hills and
the high tablelands of the upper Rio
Grande in Brewster and Pecoa counties.
The plant is gathered by Mexican
laborers, who pull the shrub up. It is
baled in the field like hay and hauled
to the factories. Here after careful in
spection it is put into a machine that
cuts it into powder resembling saw
This powder is then transferred to
the pebble mill, which is a revolving
drum containing over a hundred thou
sand pounds of flint pebbles about the
size of an egg. Water is added and
the whole mass is revolved for several
hours. The macerated pulp is then
transferred to a large vat, where chem
icals are added and the water heated.
The rubber rises to the top in a sort
of scumlike molasses. This Is taken
off and carried to the cleaning depart
ment, where all Impurities are removed.
The rubber is then pressed Into sheets
and cut In sizes generally six inches
square by two feet long.
The rubber is then dusted with soap
stone and wrapped in cloth and nailed
in boxes to fit it. The shrub delivered
at the factory costs about $35 a ton.
The factories run night and day, em
ploying about 200 men, mostly Mexi
cans. The factories are known aa one
drum, two drum and three drum, and
their output varies according to the
number of drums used.
Some idea of the profit may be
gauged by the fact that in this suit It
is stated that between the first of last
November and the first of May the two
plants mentioned above cleared over
$300,000 from manufactured rubber.
The enormous consumption of rubber
in the United States, due to the ex
tenslve use of automobiles and the in
troduction of rubber into other com
mercial uses, has already made a large
advance in the price of rubber. As
this price is steadily rising, the profits
of the despised Guayule plant that five
years ago was considered a noxious
weed and was burned up and grubbed
■up by the ranchmen will be largely
Increased. The Guayule shrub also
grows extensively In northern Mexico,
and there are a number of large rubber
factories in that country.
Progressive Democrats Control
Convention and Name
Hunt Chairman
PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 10.—With the
thermometer hovering uncomfortably
close to the century mark the ilfty
two delegates to the constitutional
convention began building today the
covenant under which the last of the
territories shall ask congress for entry j
into the Union. The progressive ele
ment of the Democrats —the wing j
which stands for a constitution guar- j
anteeing unrestricted rights of exer
cising the initiative, rettrendum and
recall —are in complete control of the
assembly. This was evidenced by the j
defeat in caucus of Alfred Franklin,
the conservative candidate for presi
dent of the convention, and the sub
sequent election of George W. P. Hunt
of Globe, a progressive leader. Judge
W. K. Wells, choice of the minorky,
received the unanimous support of the
Republicans— eleven votes.
A resolution was passe,i immediate
ly after organization adopting the con
stitution of the United States, as pro
vided in the enabling act.
Another resolution adopted unani
mously withholds the privilege of the
floor from all but delegates to the con
A. W. Cole, a Douglas smelter man,
was chosen chief clerk of the conven
tioi. President Hunt has been promi
nent In the Democratic party of the
territory for twenty years. He came
from Missouri and was a cousin of
Richard Yates, the war governor of
RAINY RIVER, Oct. 10.—The coun
try between War Road and Baudette
is strewn with the corpses of victims
of the forest fires. Four entire fam
ilies were found dead near Baudette.
Fifty men are out Investigating, but
the ground is so hot it is impossible
to travel over It.
One hundred and ninety typhoid fe
ver patients removed from Old Bau
dette to shacks in New Baudette are
suffering for necessities, and it is
feared many will die.
■ The towns of Roosevelt and Williams
are threatened again tonight, as the
wind Is rising. One thousand refu
gees from Pitt, Bpooner and Baudette
have been taken to International
Falls, Rainier, Virginia, Duluth and
Rainy, River, Fully 0000 are homeless.
Hundreds cf Inmates of Religious
Establishments Cross
the Border
Cardinal Netto Is Released from
Prison— Royalist General
Also Freed
PARIS, Oct. 10. — The rumor via cur
rent here late tonight that fresh dis
orders had broken out in Lisbon, and
that the illy was enveloped In smoke.
No confirmation of this has been re
(Associated Press'
LISBON, Oct. 10.—The provisional
government Is fixed in its determina
tion to drive the monks and nuns out
of thecountry. A decree was published
in the Official Gazette today, ex
pelling the Jesuits and the foreign
members of the orders. Portuguese
monks and nuns, however, may return
to their families if they renounce their
orders. Otherwise they, too, must quit
the country.
Already hundreds of inmates of re
ligious establishments have crossed
the border. The most interesting
event today In connection with the
edict of expulsion was the release from
custody of Cardinal Netto, former
patriarch of Lisbon, whose arrest, the
minister of Justice explained, was for
the purpose of protecting him from
possible outrage.
Under the decree of expulsion all the
Jesuits' property reverts to the state.
The property of the other religious
communities will be sealed and dis
posed of later.
The Jesuits have enormous quanti
ties of land, and in addition gold and
silver church ornaments, vestments,
chalices, studded with precious stones,
and valuable cellars of old wines.
It is reported the Irish Dominican
friars and nuns, possessing a church
and convent here, will be exempted.
No masses were celebrated in Lisbon
Sunday In any church except that of
the Dominican Fathers, over which the
British flag floats.
Gen. Pimentel Pinto, one of the few
monarchial leaders who took any
active share in attempting to suppress
the revolutionary movement, has been
liberated on promising that he would
do nothing to disturb the republic.
Release of Former Patriarch of
Lisbon Is Ordered
LISBON, Oct. 10.—Dr. Costa, the
minister of Justice, today ordered the
release of Cardinal Joseph Sebastian
Netto, former patriarch of Lisbon, who
had been seized and ordered expelled
from the country- Costa explained
that the real purpose of the arrest was
to protect the cardinal from possible
The minister declared that several
monasteries and convents belonging to
Portuguese or foreign orders were veri
table arsenals and that the activity
of the clericals who persisted in ob
stinate resistance to the republic has
tened the order of expulsion.
Antonio Almeida, the minister of the
interior of the provisional government,
is quoted in an interview as saying
the fighting with the monks was pro
voked by them, they having fired upon
the soldiers and people from the win
dows of the monapt> ry without a shot
having been fired at them. He added
that not more than sixty persons were
killed in the recent revolution. The
government will make a complete
rhange in its representatives abroad.
This will mean the retirement of Vis
count De Alte, minister at Washing
ton since May 1, 1902.
Many of the nuns -who are being
expelled have announced their inten
tion of going to America.
Official decrees expelling the Jesuits
and declaring their property confiscat
ed, and expelling foreign monks be
longing to other orders, were formally
promulgated today.
The decrees which appear in the
official Journal specify that Portuguese
members of religious orders other than
Jesuits, who accept secularization, may
remain in Portugal and return to their
families, but those refusing to be
comi secular must leave the country.
The provisional cabinet is conducting
exhaustive inquiries with the object
of fixing the nationality nf persons be
longing to religious bodies. The dem
onstrations at the capital are being
paralleled In the provinces and the re
mote, country districts. From every
where come reports of fetes in honor
of the new republic.
Tranquillity prevails throughout the
country. The normal life of*the na
tion proceeds. Lisbon is resuming its
ordinary appearance, Business rou
tine h:is been renewed.
No boats nre allowed to approach
the three Portuguese cruisers anchored
In the river Tagua, A monument to
the victims of the revolution will bo
Revolutionary Flames Smoulder
at Barcelona
BARCELONA, Oct. 10.—A state of
increasing excitement reigns In Bar
celona. The success of the revolu
tion in Portugal seemi to have fanned
the fire of rebellion that has tmoul
dered since the furious outbreak a year
There was the greatest animation in
the streets today. The people pre
tend not to notice the patrols and
civil guards which r.re being strength
ened gradually In preparation for even
tualities on October 13, the anniver
sary of the execution of Prof. Francis
co Ferrer, the director of the modern
school of Barcelona, who was con
victed of having incited last year's
revolutionary movement.
General Woyler, captain general of
Catalonia, admits that the strike of
miners hero Is taking on a revolu
tionary character. Yesterday 10,000
, miners marched to the cemetery, in the
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suburbs and placed wreaths upon the
tombs of Ferrer and the revolution
ist Garcia, who also was executed in
consequence of what has come to be
known as "Bloody Work.
Violent speeches were made by the
miners' leaders, who charged the cleri
cals with responsibility for the execu
tions A spectator who shouted It was
your fault as well as the clericals."
was seized by the miners and had been
beaten almost to death when he was
rescued. The military and police
forced the manifestants to return to
Barcelona In small groups.
Government Is Concerned About
Possible Riots on 'Ferrer Day'
MADRID, Oct. 10.—Premier Canale
jas' warning to parliament that the
agitation of the clerical and anti- c eri
cals among the worklngmen was likely
to plunge Spain into a civil war has
not served to ease the mind of the
public, which daily la debating the
possibility that the flame of revolu
tion will overlap the frontier and en
gulf this country.
The reported messages of Alejandro
Lcrroux, chief of the Republicans at
T?arc<;lona, to provisional President
Braga of Portugal: "Start revolution.
We will take care of ours,' 1 is wide y
printed in the radical prows and Indi
cate* Republican plans for an uprising.
The government feela the deepest
anxiety at the approach of Thur.-day,
October 13, which is now popularly
known as "Ferrer day," when it is
f. are.l the manifestation* marking the
first anniversary of the execution of
Professor Ferren will develop rioting.
All requests for permission to hold
Ferrer meetings of protest are refused.
ROME, Oct. 10.—Much surprise was
expressed at the Vatican today when
cipher dispatcher containing import
ant Instructions to the papal nuncio
at Lisbon were returned to Cardinal
Merry del Val unsent, with the ex
planation that the international bu
reaus of telegraphs at Berne, on re
quest of the republican government
of Portugal, had suspended, aa it is
entitled to do by the International
bureau, all cipher message*. The pro
hibition includes messages in code to
the diplomatic corps at Lisbon.
This action is considered as almost
unprecedented by the Vatican, and as
indicating that the provisional govern
ment does not feel Its position to be
WASHINGTON, Oct. in. — Consul
Chamberlain telegraphed to the state
department today from Laurenco Mar
quez, East Africa, that the governor
general of that colony continued In of
fice under the new Portuguese regime;
that the republic had been proclaimed
throughout the provinces, and that
the transition was peaceable.
The recent general circular note to
the powers from Provisional President
tiasra announcing the new republic,
has not been acknowledged by the
"Washington government, but will be In
a few days.
GIBRALTAR, Oct. 10.—Kins Manuel
of Portugal and Queen Mother Amelia
decided today to proceed to England.
They will leave probably In a few days,
but are undetermined whether they
will travel by land or sea. The Italian
warship Regina Elena arrived hera
today to take on board the dowager
Queen Maria Pia, whojvill go to Italy.
PARIS, Oct. 10.—The French Lazar
lst priest Espinouze, who was believed
to have been killed at Lisbon with
Superior Frague, is alive and un
harmed. He had been for three days
in the Portuguese capital and then es
caped to the Spanish frontier, whence
he telegraphed to friends here.
The directorate of the Convention
league met at the chamber of com
merce last night to consider methods
for interesting the public in the busi
ness of the organization.
Secretary Wiggins stated in his re
port that a guaranty fund would have
to be secured if effective work were
to be done. He said he had much ex
perience in soliciting funds and had
learned that a repetition of calls upon
the business men does not bring the
desired results. His plan, as outlined
at the meeting, was to have every
wholesale and retail organization,
every railroad, bank and hotel get
busy and subscribe such amounts as
could be spared for convention pur
poses during the next two years. He
declared that only a bUßlneulke man
ner of management will succeed in
such matters, and he showed how
much easier it would be on the mer
chants if they were only culled upon
for a small assessment from time to
time than it would be to donate some
thing every time a convention met
H. Z. Osborne, commander of Stan
ton post, U. A. 11., and a director of
both the chamber of commerce and
the Convention league, spoke of his
recent trip to Atlantic City, where he
made a determined effort to land the
encampment for Los Angeles In 1911.
He said that even though Los An
geles did not get the coveted prize,
it did get a lot of advertising from
the veterans. He said the boaid walk
in Atlantic City looked like an ani
mated crowd of Los Angeles boosters.
Masamino Cerbantez, the Mexican
who was found Saturday near the Los
Angeles-Pacific station, in Hill street,
suffering from various wounds indicted
In an unknown manner, died in the
county hospital yesterday afternoon.
The man was picked up Saturday
morning and rushed to the receiving
hospital, where medical assistance was
rendered him. Later In the day he was
removed to the county hospital. Noth
ing whatever, except his name, is
known of the man, and although every
effort is being made, the officials hays
as yet been unable to locate any
Democratic Candidate Chal
lenges Hiram Johnson to
Match Records
EUREKA, Oct. 10.—Theodore A.
Bell, Democratic candidate for gov-'
ernor, addressed an enthusiastic au
dience in Armory hall here tonight.
He arrived this evening after a two
days' automobile "trip through Mendo
clno and Humboldt counties. He is
accompanied by Timothy Spellacy.
nominee for lieutenant governor, and
other candidates.
A stop was made this afternoon at
Ferndale, where 801 l spoke to those
who gathered about his automobile.
Tonight the Democratic leader denied
the statement of his opponent that he
has withdrawn his opposition to rail
road influence in state politics. He de
clared he would eliminate this influ
ence, if elected, and then proceed to
the industrial development of the state.
He challenged Mr. Johnson to match
records with him.
Many were unable to gain admis
sion to the hall tonight. Delegations
were in attendance from far back in
the mountains. After the meeting Bell
held a reception in the hall and at his
hotel. Tomorrow he will speak at
Blue Lake, Korbel and Arcata and in
the evening at Fortuna.
Six Automobilists Fined $25 Each
for Violating the Law
Nine automobilists appeared before
Police Judge Frcderickson yesterday in
answer to charges of violating the
speed ordinances, preferred against
them by Motorcycle Officers Coe ana
Gardner. J. C. Webster, Alfred
Thompson, E. N. Roe, H. G. Krohn,
W. J. Hellan and E. B. McCarthy
pleaded guilty and were fined $25 each,
which they paid. George Morris plead
ed not guilty, had a trial, and was
found guilty. He will be sentenced
this morning. C. J. Coberley was
given until October 13 to enter his
R. C. Chambers, Jr., son of a re
tired capitalist of Hollywood, who was
slightly hurt in an automobile acci
dent at Sixteenth street and Harvard
boulevard Saturday night while en
deavoring to evade arrest by the mo
torcycle officers, was certified to the
Juvenile court for his trial. It will be
hold this morning at 9:30 o'clock. He
was released under $100 cash ball.
Miss Louise Giroux, the 17-year-old
daughter of Gidoon L. Giroux, a mining
man living at 2766 West Ninth street,
was with Chambers at the time of the
accident and was also slightly Injured.
The young couple were endeavoring to
escape from Motorcycle Officers Coe
and Gardner when the accident oc
curred. Young Chambers, Instead of
complying with the request of the of
ficers to halt, drove the automobile the
faster, and at Sixteenth street at-
tempted to cross the railroad tracks
without slowing down. The front tires
blew off and the automobile was sent
plunging into a telephone post and the
occupants hurled through the air.
Claims No Evidence of Misman-
agement Was Found
George H. Blxby, chairman of the
highway commission, is a letter to the
board of supervisors yesterday, made
reply to the charges against him. He
was in the ea3t when the charges of
the advisory committee were made.
He states in his letter that he Is ready
to co-operate with the supervisors In
any action they deem proper and that,
if desired, his resignation will ht hand
ed to the board.
Bixby praises the members of the
commission and tho engineers who
have been connected with the good
roads work. He expressed the opinion
that ne evidence of mismanagement
was found.
The letter was received by the board
without comment of any sort and was
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11.—Having
been without food and water for two
days and suffering from a broken leg,
John McAleoce, 61 years old, of 1947
Wakeling street, Prankford, was
found lylny on a sofa in his home yes
terday by neighbors and sent to the
Prankford hospital, where he is in a
serious condition.
McAleece, who has only the one leg,
conducted a cobbler's chop In the one
story frame building where he made
his home. He started to go out Into
the yard in the rear. To do so he had
to go down a flight of four steps.
He slipped on the top step and fell
to the bottom, breaking his ankle.
Somehow he managed to crawl back
into the house and pulled himself on
the couch, where he remained until
his neighbors missed him and made an
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Stewart's Elevator jolf^h.
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Third and Hill btreets takb klevatok.
Sacramento Warmly Welcomes
Its Native Son, Republican
Nominee for Governor
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 10. — Hiram
Johnson came here tonight. "Glad-U-
Kum" was the greeting shouted by
banners from every vantage point
about the state cajiitoi building, where
an Informal reception in the assembly;
chamber was held.
The meeting was the climax of a
triumphal parade up tlio Sacramento
river today, during which all the more
important river towns from Antioch
to Sacremento were made ports of
call. Practically the entire population
at all the stopping places gathered to
hear speeches of varied lengths by the
Three hundred Republicans of John
son's birthplace—Sacramento—went by
chartered steamer down the river to
meet Mr. Johnson. The two boats
dipped ensigns at Courtland, while tho
local delegation through its battery of
cannon gave the candidate welcome
with a governor's salute.
Several hundred Sacramentans, -with
a hundred or more automobiles were at
the landing when Mr. Johnson arrived
here at 6 o'clock, an hour behind
schedule time. The candidate was
bundled into the leading automobile,
by his side his father. Assemblyman
Grove L. Johnson, for the trip to the
At the meeting in the state capltol
Mr. Johnson made no reference to poll
tics, although he had during the day
paid much attention to the Southern
Pacific's influence In the state. Tho
speech was the shortest of the cam
paign, consisting of Just exactly 225
words, in which he merely thanked
his old friends for the reception ac
corded him.
MILWAUKEE}, Oct. 10.—John F.
Deitz sent a telegram today to Mayor
Emil Seidel of Milwaukee, asking the
mayor to get a competent attorney to
defend him. The mayor said he would
take the matter up at once.

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