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New State Will Petition Congress
to Preserve Rights of School
Land Settlers
Prohibitionist Threatens to Op
pose Constitution if Home Rule
for Cities Is Allowed
(Associated Press)
PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 21.—T0 hasten
the progress of the constitutional con
vention so that the draft may bo com
pleted on tho day set for final adjourn
ment, President Hunt Issued an edict
today that all remaining committee re
ports must be submitted tomorrow
morning. . Most of tho propositions In
troduced have been disposed of, but
several committees, still retain some of
the propositions submitted to them. The
state and school lands committee,
■which has had under consideration for
over a month the measure for the dis
posal of public lands, made its report
todAy, recommending the adoption of
the measure drafted by that commit-
too, and also recommended tho adop
tion of a memorial to congress inter
coding for tho present lessees of school
lands under irrigation. Under tho fed
eral reclamation act all owners of land
under tho Roosevelt Irrigation project
must give mortgages on tholr hind to
protect the payment to the government
for water rights. At present the school
land ranchers pay in advance for wa
ter but two years hence the water will
bo cut off unless they give mortgages.
The memorial asks congress to provide
that all purchasers of school land un
der Irrigation pay for tho appraised
value of improvements as well as of the
land, the enabling act providing that
all public hinds shall be sold to the
highest bidder. Such action is designed
as a. safeguard for farmers who have
for yearn cultivated school lands, in
the belief that they would be given
preference In purchase when the final
disposition is made.
Several committees, among them the
Judiciary, have completed their work,
and it is understood that the remainder
will bo ready to report tomorrow In
accordance with the suggestion of the
The convention obviated the necessi
ty of a night session today by dispos
ing of twenty-eight propositions either
by adoption or indefinite postponement.
The most important measure adopted
was that giving home rule to all cities
over 3500, providing that each may
frame its own charter, it also provides
for municipal ownership and prohibits
the granting of perpetual franchises.
Tho proposition relating to counties
was also adopted after being trimmed
to a third of Its original size, the ma
jority of the convention showing a dis
position to eliminate all matters of
purely legislative detail.
Crutchfleld, tho minister member from
Marlcopa county, opposed the adoption
of the city government measure on the
ground that It operated against prohi
bition, and intimated that the prohibi
tionists would oppose the ratification of
the constitution if that article was
adopted. He was practically alone In
his contention.
The morning, session was enlivened
by a resolution Introduced by the print-
Ing clerks' committee recommending
that five committee clerks be dispensed
■with, but the committee look the view
that it was too late in the day to cur
tall expenses, and the resolution was
voted down by an overwhelming ma
jority. Connelly proposed that at least
fifteen days' notice be given before any
attache could be discharged. Tho con
vention will adjourn in eighteen days.
At the morning session Is was also de
cided to mako county assesors elective
officers, the amendment prevailing by a
vote of 28 to 19.
. SACRAMENTO, Nov. 21.—1n her
will filed with the county clerk, Mrs.
Florence Coleman, who was the wife
of a pioneer of Sacramento long since
dead, leaves the city $30,000, with
which she desires built a public foun
tain In a prominent place accessible
to bird and beast. This, the will
states, is to be to the memory of her
husband, the late W. P. Coleman.
Nor did Mrs. Coleman forget Sac
ramento's charitable and other public
organizations. To the Tuesday Club
House association she left $3000; to" the
Protestant Orphan asylum, $2000; to
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children, $2000; to the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, $2000; to the Y. W. C. A.,
$t000; to St. Paul's and Trinity Epis
copal churches of this city, $1000 each;
to the Episcopal church of Woodland,
$1000, and to the Episcopal church of
Mineral Point, Wls : , $1000.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.—"When
the motion to make permanent the tem
porary injunction obtained by the
Southern Pacific Railway company
against the city of Sacramento, to re
strain it from interfering with the
property of the railroad at a point
where it is Intersected by the lino of
the Northern Electric company, was
called today to the United States circuit
court, Judge Van Fleet referred the
questions of fact in the answer of the
municipality's attorneys to the circuit
court as soon as the master In chancery
has investigated and reported on the
questions of fact Involved.
CHICAGO, Nov. 21.—Three youth
ful highwaymen last night shot one
unidentified holdup victim to death,
fired at two others and allowed a
fourth man to go after stripping him
of cash and overcoat. The bandits
commlttted the series of crimes within
an hour, and, although seen by a half
dozen persons, have not been arrested.
MONONGAHELA, Nov. 21.—Rail
way Detective Harry F. Smith was
shot by Miss Iva Bush, telegraph op
erator at a tower five miles from here
today. He probably will die. Miss
Bush says that Smith had been an
noying her and that he attacked her
today. She was held in $2000 bail.
PIERRE, 8. D.. Nov. 21.— pro
duction of cold In the state has fallen
off a million and a half dollars in the
last year on account of the labor trou
bles, according kto the report of the
stats mine Inspector, filed today.
Mile. Anna Pavlowa, Noted Russian Dancer, in Some
Poses Which Mark Her Work in the Story of 'Azyiade'
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'Ocular Opera' as It Is Played by
Exponents of New Art
from Russia
There has been so much curiosity
expressed concerning just what "ocular
opera" means that the management re
sponsible for bringing to this country
the exuonents of the new art—Mile.
Anna Pavlowa, M. Mikial Mordkln and
their supporting ballet from tho Im
perial opera house of St. Petersburg
and Mascow —has issued advance sheets
of the libretto of the piece do resistance
—"The Arabian Nights.
This ballet requires some fifty min
utes for presentation, and relates to the
legend of Azyiade. It was composed
by M. Mordkin, who drew on the musi
cal works of Glazournow, Chamlnade,
Rimskl-Korsakoff, Rubinstein, Poro
dlne and Bourgault-Ducondray for the
I A tragic note underlies the prepara
tion of this ballet, in view of the fact
that the great Bourgault-Ducondray
died four days after having made for
mal arrangements for the embodiment
of the fruits of his long musical re
search in Persia and Turkey In this
ballet. He passed ten years of his life
in Asia studying Oriental music, and
was, perhaps, the greatest authority on
this subject. On July 2, last, he turned
over his manuscripts to Mordkin, just
before he died. The actual contracts
were signed by his executors on July
9, under authority expressed In his dy
ing moments.
Mordkin's great ballet may be called
a drama for lack of any other term
properly describing it. It relates to an
incident In the life of a son of the des
ert—a powerful tribal chieftain, Schah-
Rahman, strongly given to marauding.
He Is discovered lounging on the dais
In the assembly hall, where hla vassals
pay him court. They return from a
brave exploit, laden with plunder which
they proudly lay at the feet of their
liege lord. Three fair maids form part
of the booty. The despot eyes them
critically. He smiles with pleasure at
the accounting his retainers give of
Descending from the dais, he Is about
to express himself, when ono of the
leaders halts him, while others lay at
his feet, the richest of the spoils, a rug
of fabulous value. It has been reserved
as a special surprise for him. The
chieftain orders it unrolled for inspec
tion, and the fulfillment of his order
discloses within a beautiful captive,
fair as the lilies that deck the banks of
the Euphrates. Indeed, it was while
engaged In the pleasant pastime of
gathering blossoms at a distant river/
bank that the fierce horde swept down
upon her and carried her away, a gift
for this chieftain who now confronts
There is something about this fair
slave vastly different from the attitude
of the three other captives, huddled In
fear before their masters, pitifully ex
ercising the wiles of their sex to soften
the hearts of their captors and their
own fate at the same tmie. The young
woman whom the rug concealed la more
than cold- she is disdainful and haugh
ty. One of the other slaves. Sett Pour
bour, the little handmaiden to the
queen, recognizes In the figure that
emerges from the. rug her royal mis
tress. Azyalde. Sett Pourbour would
make obelssance before the queen, but
by a quick gesture Azylade stops her,
and her identity remains a secret.
Azylade, despite her beauty, has
proved a disappointment to her captors
because she has made little or no Im
pression upon Schah-Rahman. To di
vert him, the leader of the bandits calls
upon the captives to entertain him.
Three dance, but Azyiade stands aloof.
At the conclusion of the dance the
chieftain turns to the cold and haughty
Azylade and demands If she cannot
also do something for the entertain
ment of the company. In mute re
sponse she thrusts forward her hands,
which are tightly bound, indicating
that in such a condition she can do
A merry humor creeps over Schah-
Rahman, who signals Abou-Malek, who
In turn makes known to Azyiade that
it is the pleasure of the chieftain that
she should dance, and unless his wish
Is complied with her head shall be the
price. Struggling against her will and
against the physical handicap of her
bonds, Azyiade dances, to the great
diversion of the despot, who enjoys
keenly her evident discomfort. But the
spirit of the dance grows upon her,
and throwing aside all reserve, she
dances with a dash that is contagious
and sweeps the chieftain from his feet.
Pausing a moment in her wild whirl,
she catches the eye of the chieftain,
and with keen feminine discernment
reads the story of, his fascination. Ab-
ruptly Bhe stops, and thrusting her
bound hands before him, breathes the
defiance, "Kill me, but do not hold me
Schah-Rahman, yielding to the pas
sion growing within him, strikes the
bonds from her wrists with his sword.
He orders a-feast, a revel, and Azylade,
seeing In the fascination of her cap
tor a possibility of escape, beguiles him
to the utmost, making known to the
faithful Sett Pourbour her intentions
the while.
The feast ordered develops Into a
mad revel. The red wine flows. Azyl
ade and Sett Pourbour, fired by their
new born hope of escape, are trans
formed; they become the veritable
spirit of the revel and lead their cap
tors Into profligate Indulgences in wine.
Slave and master have exchanged
places. Schah-Rahman is now com
pletely In the power of Azylade. Un
able to wait longer the moment when
he shall be alone with his bewitching
prisoner, he drives all the others from
the hall a.nd turns to seize her in his
embrace. He Is mad with wine, but far
from helpless. So Azyiade plies him
further with drink until he is com
pletely overcome and reels in stupor to
his throne.
Hanging helplessly over Its heavy
arms, he feebly calls Azylade, his
heart's desire. But she and her faith
ful Sett Pourbour, like the fleeting day
that has now given way to the gather-
Ing night, have silently stolen away,
and Schah-Rahman sleeps and dreams
and dreams.
The dancers and their supporting bal
let come to the Auditorium Novem
ber 30.
TRINIDAD, Colo., Nov. 21.—"Your
first duty Is to care for the safety,
health and welfare of your men."
This Is the instruction of the Colo
rado -Fuel and Iron company delivered
by General Manager E. H. Weitzel to
a congress of mine superintendents
and officials here.
The men were told that while it was
desired to mine coal at low expense,
any sums used in providing for the
safety of the miners would be con
sidered creditable.
Plans decided upon Include annual
cash prizes for the safest mine, for
the mine showing the lowest casualty
list, and for a rescue car to be
equipped with portable fans capable
of taking any electric current.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.—Before
Judges Gilbert. Ross and Morrow, in
the United States circuit court, argu
ment was begun today to make perma
nent the injunction forbidding the in
terstate commerce commission to re
duce freight rates between Missouri
river points and Washington. Oregon
and Arizona. The case was opened by
C A Durbrow, who maintained that
the commission had exceeded its pow
ers, and that the reduction was unrea
sonable, as it would cause a loss of
millions of dollars.
CHICO, Nov. 21.—After traveling
from Portland, Ore., in search of her
18-year-old daughter Hazel, who
eloped with Max Steinford, Mrs. T. F.
Pierce arrived here yesterday and
found the pair had fled to Woodland.
The couple learned that the mother
was seeking them.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—The trans
port Dlx is due in Manila with a
cargo of 3700 turkeys, forty barrels of
cranberries, 600 pounds of mincemeat
and 60,000 Oregon apples. The Thanks
giving dinner the government will
give to tho sokllors in the tropics is
the best to be had.
Land Donated and $50,000 in
Prizes Planned for Big
Aero Meet
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.—Fifty
prominent citizens, pledging a fund for
prizes and accepting the tender of a
big tract of land near the Tanfotan
race track for the holding of an avia
tion meet, announced today through
Lieut. Paul Beck, U. S. A., that an ex
hibition and competition aviation meet
will be held in this city soon after the
first of tha year.
Fifty thousand dollars in prizes will
be guaranteed and the committee will
gather a sum more closely approaching
$100,000. The meet will be conducted
under the auspices of the committee
to be known as the Panama-Pacific
Aeronautics company.
It Is stated nearly all of the prom
inent aviators will fly here, Including
Brookina and Hoxsey of the Wright
team, Glenn H. Curtlss and Ely and
Wlllard of the Curtiss team; Molssant,
Latham, Garros, Audemars, Hamilton
and probably De Lesseps.
One of the features will be a flight
from Sacramento via Stockton to San
Francisco, a distance of more than 100
Henry T. Scott will head the finance
committee, and Charles T. Crocker will
act as treasurer. Lieut. Beck will be
secretary and field director of the
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Hearing a|
peculiar noise, the motorman of a |
Third avenue elevated train early ;
this morning stopped and found the
body of a man wedged In the forward
truck of the second car. Four men
were required to dislodge It. The
features could not be Identified. The
body was dressed In clergyman's
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.—The rob
ber who was shot and killed last nisht
by August Warmbold, while the latter
was protecting his saloon, was identi
fied today as Charles O'Nell, a former
convict. O'Neil was the son of a for
mer policeman.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.—Prof. Her
schel C. Parker of Columbia univer
sity this winter will make a third at
tempt to reach the summit of Mount
McKinley. He will start from Val
dez early In January.
To Enjoy Life
you need a healthy stomach, ac
tive liver, kidneys and bowels.
These organs—and the nerves
and the blood —are better, do
better, when helped by
Bold E»err wh.r.. U boxaa 10c «nd 23c
President to Deliver Opening Ad
dress at Congress on
Rivers and Harbors
ISpeclal to The Herald]
WASHINGTON, D. <'„ Nov. 21.—The
seventh convention of the National
Rivers and Harbors congress, which
will be held In this city December 7, 8 |
and 8 next, will bring tp the national i
capital the largest gathering of water
way enthusiasts ever assembled in this
country. President Taft, who will de
liver the opening address to the deli
gates, said in the course of a speech in ,
Chicago that transportation was the
question of the hour, and that the only
solution of the problem was recourse
to the waterways of the United States.
Probably next In Importance to th"
address of the president of the United
States will be the speech of Judson
Harmon of Ohio, who has for years
been a close student of the question of
improved waterways. At the meeting
held in Cincinnati seven years ago
when it was determined to reorganize
the National Rivers and Harbors con
gress he refuted the idea in his- ad
dress to the delegates at that time that
the different states through which In
terstate waterways run should be
called on for a pro rata sum for their
improvement. Insisting that the Juris
diction belongs entirely to the federal
government, whose duty it is to im
prove such streams for the benefit of
all the states through which they flow.
In addition to these distinguished
citizens, others quite as well known in
their several vocations will deliver ad
dresses during: the days of the conven
tion, including the Hon. Clifton Sef
ton, chairman of conservation of the
Canadian government; the Mexican
ambassador; Gen. W. H. Bixby, chief
of engineers; Governor Horace White
of New York Representative Champ
Clark of Missouri, Col. William L. Si
bert, member of the Panama canal
commission, who will speak on "The
Panama Canal as a Connecting Link
Between Our Coasts"; Walter S. Dickey
of Kansas City, the chief promoter of
the Missouri River Steamboat line; F.
W. Crandall, national chairman rail
road committee Travelers' Protective
Association of America; Robert J. Mac-
Farland of Brooklyn, who is one of the
leading spirits in the New York Water
ways association, and Mrs. -Boyle Tom
kies of Louisiana, president of the
Woman's National Rivers and HSrbors
The appearance of the chief of en-,
gineers on the platform of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress
marks a precedent, as none of the pre-
Establish** OcUb«r, 1871.
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Now Is Handkerchief-Buying Time
decreased : AT 2 0c (6 for $1) Twenty-five varieties. „
AT 25c (6 for $1.35) ....... Fifty varieties.
AT 35c (3 for $1) Fifty varieties.
Many others at 50c, 75c, $1, $1.25 and up to $35.00.
FOLDERS AND GIFT BOXES may be had with purchases of fifty cents or over, with
out extra charge. They add much to the attractiveness of gift things. .
la the Matter of Gloves
too much care cannot be taken in selecting your gloves for various festal or dress occasions.
These offers, oncerning the very choicest gloves in the world, should prove incentives to imme
diate purchases: /
ALL $1.75 GLOVES NOW $1.50
ALL $2.25 GLOVES NOW $2.00
ALL $2.50 GLOVES NOW $2.25
Such well-known .makes as Vallier, Trefousse, Hte. Jouvin Perrin (extra pique Joinville,
Savoy, La Mure and Gallia); Monitor, Lelia, Peerless, Majestic Superba, Tres Bon,
Verona, Milan and Turina, with the best American capes and Mochas, in a full assort
ment of sizes and colors; fitted and guaranteed.
Coulter glove or merchandise certificates are redeemable at any time—ten years from
now they will be of just as much value as they are the day they are issued ; they make an
excellent way of presenting Christmas or anniversary gifts ;>nd a Glove Order will be
exchanged to 7 apply on the purchase of merchandise in any part of the house, if you
don't happen to need gloves.
A Timely Sale of Linens
Many women who had decided to make their present supplies of linen "do," will change their
| minds when they see the tempting prices on these high-grade sets and odd pieces:
0^ square; of beautiful double damask; special value
Only fifteen sets concerned; so first choice will be best choice, of course. A few of the
patterns obtainable are scroll, carnation, plaid, iris, sweet pea; the sizes are BxB, Bxl2.
9xlo and 9x12; the prices—
$16.00 sets reduced to $12.75 $21.00 sets reduced to $16.75
$19.00 sets reduced to $15.25 $24.50 sets reduced to $19.50
°wUh C r1ou)n r dHp S in heavy damask-2 yds. square, $3.50; 2x3, $5.25; 2*x4 $5.00.
to match most of the foregoing cloths at $4.00 a dozen.
15c, 20c, 25c Flannelettes 12Jc Yd.
Today is the last upon which you may take advantage- of the lowered price on just the printed
flannelettes you most need for kimonos and warm, pretty lounging robes:
in stock-none excepted-in stripes, Persian patterns; bird designs, bordered effects;
widths 27, 32 and 36 inches, regular prices 15c, 20c and 25c a yard, on sale today only
at ••••• •• '•• 12 * C
EIDERDOWNS AT 35c YD. shown nowhere else, are here offered regularly at 35c yd.;
Patterns of our own choosing, shown nowhere else, are here offered regularly at 35c yd.,
• elsewhere they cost you more; a wide variety of pretty patterns in this reversible ma
terial at .........35c Vdi
tenal at .^^ j
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Texas Widow Runs Ranch but
Has Time to Charm
(Special to Th» HeralD
SAN* ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 21.— The
ufluaual sight of a woman delegate
takinsr an active part In the affairs
of a big convention will be witnessed
during tn" sessions here of tho Trans
mtsslsslppi Commercial congress,
which convenes next week. Mrs. S. P.
P.rundage of San Antonio has been
appointed by President James P. Cal
l.iii of tlit! CatMe Raisers' Association
Of Texas as the representative of the
• industry of the state to the
commercial congress. The selection
by President Callan was partly in
■lition of the woman's ability to
cattle successfully and at the
: ime time retain her femininity and
all tin charms peculiar to the alleged
weaker sex. Mrs. Rrundage, while
the widow of the late Felix Shaw,
operated one of the largest cattle
ranches in southwest Texas, and 'ii<l
it SO successfully thnt a larpe fortune
left her has heon considerably aug
mented. Another reason why
Brundage has been appointed as a
delegate Is found in her effective work
at the convention of the commercial
congress in Denver in 1909, when she
.•.id,,) thfi Ban Antonio delegation in
its light for tho next convention by
pinning badges on the lapels of dele
gate s' coats and securing their votes
lor San Antonio. It was due as much
to Mrs. Bruntlage's work as to the
eloquence of tho San Antonio dele
gates that the big congress is meeting
here this year.
(■(•(ling chiefs of engineers have over
addressed this great body of water
way advocates. Their particular ob
jection to thus appearing was that as
they were intimately associated with
the recommendations for the improve
ment of the rivers, harbors and canals
of the country and their references to
the same might be rpgarded as official
in character, therefore greater im
portance might attach to their utter
ances than would otherwise be the
Gen. Blxby, who probably has a
knowledge of the waterways of con
tinental United States as wide as that
of an officer of the corps, has accepted
the invitation of. President Joseph E.
Ransdell of the congress to address the
convention after consultation with the
secretary of war.
Four thousand delegates attended the
convention held In this city last year,
and according to Secretary J. F. Kill
son of Cincinnati, who opened his head
quarters today at the New Willard,
this number will be greatly augmented
at the forthcoming convention, his cor
respondence indicating Increased in
terest in the propaganda of the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors congress,
which stands for a "waterway policy
and not a waterway project."
Influx of Farmers in Texas Drive?
Great Bison Ranch
Across Border
(Kpor-tRI ♦<> Th» Herald)
RANT ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 21.-»
Announcement is made that the largest
buffalo herd remaining in America Is
to be taken fron> Goodnight, Texas, by
the famous Charles Goodnight, owner
of the buffalo, to Mexico. Representa
tives of the department of agriculture
of Coahuila, Mexico, are now on their
way to the big Goodnight ranch, In
the Texas Panhandle, to make arrange
ments. The entire Goodnight ranch. It
is said, Is to be moved, with Its thou
sands of head of stock. Mr. Goodnight
has b<^en experimenting for years along
lines aim ing to perpetuate the now al
most extinct American bison. Ho has
been breeding to tho pure buffalo cat
tle, and these called "cattalo" very
closely resemble the buffalo.
The Goodnight ranch is but one of
tho many that are now being moved to
Mexico. The cutting up of the largo
cattle ranges into small farms has been
the cause, to a great degree, of the
exodus. Gradual encroachments of the
homesteader and the farmer are driv
ing the cattlemen out of business In
the United States. There Is no more
room for the great herds. The farmer
from the eastern, southern and central
western states Is crowding out tho
stockmen, and as lowa and other states
show a falling off in population thn
western states are showing an increase
along with a decrease of livestock
prairies. There are many who point
to Mexico In answer to the question—
where will the United States get Ita
beef supply In a few years from now
if the farmer continues his encroach
ment upon the ranchman? For years
Mexico has been the home of the big
hnciendado, the man who controls mil
lions of acres of grazing lands. Tha
southern republic has bought its cotton
and ita corn in a large measure, and Its
wheat, from countries where there Is
more agriculture.
Land is too valuable in Southwest
Texas to permit of the retention of tho
big ranch, where only cattle are grown.
Almost every day there are sales of
cattle ranches ranging in size from
forty thousand to as high as two hun
dred or three hundred thousand acres.
These are divided Into smaller tracts,
water for irrigation Is secured and they
are placed upon the market.
I.lfo at Arrowhead Spring*
is the real thing.

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