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Il Dissatisfaction In Portugal May Give Ex-King Manuel Chance to "Come Back"
CHILDREN’S EYES
Bbonld be examined by those who
make a etedy of eye troubles. Lot us
do it. You know wo are experienced
opticians and can tuntish the right
(Hasses if needed.
H. C. REES OPTICAL CO.
142 W. 00MMEBOB SY.
CATTLEMEN
ARRIVING
IN DROVES
Attendance at the Convention
Which Opens Tomorrow
Promises to Be Record.
FORT WORTH IN 1912
North Texas City S e e m s to
Have Best of Three-Cornered
Fight for Next Meeting.
»# # I* # * «###«### * «
PROGRAM TUESDAY.
ft Convention called to order #
ft at 10 o’clock by President J
ft James Callan in Grand opera V
ft house. ... _ "
ft Prayer by Rev. Arthur G.
ft Jones. *
ft Address of welcome by Ike
ft T. Pryor, acting In place of
ft Mayor Callaghan. *
Address of welcome by Nat V
ft M. Washer for Chamber of ••
ft Commerce.
ft Response by Ed C. Lassater
ft of Falfurrias. “
ft Address by Governor O. B. --
ft Colquitt.
ft Annual address of President ~
ft James Callan.
ft Report of executive commit- ■'
ft tee.
ft Appointment of committees. «
ft Tuesday afternoon and -ft
ft evening reception at Monger '-ft
ft by Relf Sulture club in honor #
ft of visiting ladies. • #
ft *
ft # jft # # =» # ###### # # # # *
From all appearances today the
only event to cause any contest In the
thirty-fifth annual convention of the
Stock Raisers' association of Texas
which meets in the Grand opera house
tomorrow for a session of three days
is the selection of the next place of
meeting. Three towns. El Paso. Fort
Worth and Oklahoma City want the
1912 convention and all three towns
will be represented by big delega
tions.
Fort Worth seems to have the best
of the argument so far and will have
the biggest delegation here. A spe
cial train bearing 160 boosters from
that town will arrive tonightand win
make headquarters at the Gunter no
♦el where fiftv rooms have been re
seiwed”for them. An outline Fort
Worth's claim was ‘f’ven
Toups who arrived from that city thl.
morning and is at the St Anthon •
"Fort Worth holds a big fat stock
show every year Just about the' time
the stock raisers meet and has Invest
ed thousands of dollars In a big Pkvil
ion and other buildings for the show.
We want the cattle raisers to meet at
Fort Worth next year when the fat
stock shew is held and Fort Worth is
prepared to offer entertainment worth
while in order to secure the conven
tion.”
The Fort Worth boosters coming
tc San Antonio will number more than
300, Mr. Toups says. The Mystic
Knights of Bovlnia. a Fort Worth or
ganization. will be well represented as
will the Chamber of Commerce of that
town. They are sincere In wanting
the next convention cf the association
and will come prepared to make suffi
cient inducements to secure it.
El Paso’s delegation is expected to
arrive tonight and will be headed by
State Senator Claude B. Hudspeth. W.
W. Turney, a former president of the
Cattle Raisers' association. J. H. Na
tions. member of the executive com
mittee of the National Live Stock as
sociation. and Representative C. W.
McGown. The delegation will num
ber more than 100.
A smaller delegation will ccme
from Oklahoma City but word re
ceived from them indicates they will
make a hard fl»ht to secure the next
convention on the ground that many
cattlemen of Oklahoma are members
of the Texas association and that the
membership •vill be largely increased
, if the convention is held in Oklahoma
City in 1912. There seems little chance
that Oklahoma City will secure the
convention, however, and the de
cision will probably lie between Fort
Worth and El Paso.
Headquarters at Gunter.
Headquarters cf the association
have been opened in room 112 in the
Gunter hotel and Secretary E. B. Spil
ler was about the busiest man in
town today, greeting members of the
association, issuing receipts for dues
and attending to details of the con
vention. President James Callan was
among the arrivals yesterday and has
rooms at the Gunter. Roth Mr. Cal
lan and Mr. Spiller predicted that the
convention opening tomorrow will be
the largest ever held. The associa
tion has grown rapidly during the past
few years and the cattle industry in
♦ Continued on page 2, fifth column)
SAN ANTONIO
TEMPERATURES
vomparauxe temperatures in San
Antonio for today and this day last
fear:
191' 1911
6 a. m 68 60
8 a. m 57 60
9 a. m 60 69
10 a. m w 66 67
*" 12 noon 73 68
1 p. 78 70
SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
VOLUME 32. No. 58
Negro Educator Taken for
Prowler; Janitor Beats Him
Booker Washington Mauled and Chased By German Who Main
tains He Did Right In Attacking Him —Booker De
clares He Is Innocent.
ROOSEVELT
DECLARES FOR
. REFERENDUM
Colonel Upholds Arizona Con
stitution Although Against
Recall of Judiciary.
ARE M EA N S TO AN END
Initiative, Referendum and Re
call So Described In His
Speech at Phoenix.
Associated Press.
Phoenix, Ariz., March 20. —Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt addressed one of
the largest throngs ever assembled In
the southwest In the plaza here today,
his theme being Arizona statehood.
Colonel Roosevelt attended a lunch
eon given in his- honor by members of
his former rough rider regiment and
then proceeded to the plaza.
Colonel Roosevelt said in part:
“I regret that Arizona was not ad
mitted to statehood by the last con
gress and I trust that the congress
will admit it. The objections to ad
mitting it, I regard as without warrant
or Justice. Apparently these objec
tions have been chiefly or entirely due
to the fact that Arizona has adopted
In its constitution the referendum ini
tiative and recall.
"I do not agree with form in which
Arizona adopted the Becan. especially
as regards the .judiciary, but while I
regret that Arizona should have adopt
ed the recall in this fashion. I not
merely admit but insist that this mat
ter is purely for Arizona's own de
cision and that neither the opinion of
myself nor any other outsider has the
slightest bearing on Arizona's right to
the privileges of statehood. What the
views cf New York and Texas on the
question may be, has nothing what
ever to do with Arizona's right to Its
own views.
Referendum Is Useful.
The principles of the initiative and
referendum may or may not be adapt
ed to the needs of a given state under
given conditions—l believe they are
useful in some communities and not
in others—but to deny a territory the
right of statehood because it has
adopted these principles is as wrong
as to say that Vermont should not be
a state because its governmental sys
tem is based on the principle of the
town meeting.
If the constitution of the
United States forbids the use of
the referendum or Initiative, then
tlie constitution should be amend
ed without delay. "I am a strong
nationalist, but I am no less a
believer In tlie rights of the states
wherever the rights of tlie states
mean the rights of the people,
•nd In this case the rights of the
people Include the right of the
people of any state to decide on
any course of action it deems best
in this matter.”
"The United States government is
(Continued on page 2, first, column)
Recruits Serious Obstacle
to Military Efficiency
Value of Division Now Mobilized Here Impaired to the E-x
-tent of 60 Per Cent Through the Presence of Raw Men,
(By Capt. George A. Schreiner.)
—Photo by Cones.
To be truthful to ourselves Is said
to be the hardest task that can bu
imposed upon the average man. For
this reason our histories sparkle with
accounts of battles, and of wars won
through the valor and the courage
of the aggregate, when in reality the
credit usually belongs to few. The I
average American reads of this ana I
that battle and the splendid behavior
of the troops, and comes to look upon
his nation as one that has accom
plished much in martial enterprise.
In Qie abstract he is justified in
doing this." The men who won the
battles were Americans. Possibly
16 PAGES
Assoeisted Press.
New York. March 20. —Under the
complaint of Booker Washington. Al
bert Utrlch, a German janitor, was
arrested for hitting the negro on the
head with a club. Washington says
he went to a house In Sixty-third
street to see a friend but his ring
brought no response to the door.
After ringing several times he walked
up and down In front of the house.
Scon the German appeared with •
large club and began wielding it.
Washington returned the blows with
his fists and held his asasllant until
officers arrived.
The hegro spent an hour in the hos
pital as a result of his beating. Utrich
told the police that his wife com
plained that a negro had been hang-
Ing around the hallway acting suspl
ciously. He walked up to the man
and asked him what he wanted
around there. No reason being given
1 the ne «™ ’n the mix-up
which followed Utrich wielded hfs
club and received the return blow
which the negro admitted he struck.
V" ashington was unable to appear
in court today because of the injuries
he received last night, according to
the statement of his attorney. The j
hearing of the charge against Albert
Utrich. the white carpenter, arrested
last night on Washington’s complaint
of feloneoqs assault, was postponed
until tomorrow. Utrich was held In
$l5OO ball.
Utrich maintains that he was act
ing within his rights when he pur
sued Washington for several blocks
before a policeman appeared. Ignor-1
ant of the Tuskegee teacher's iden
tity. Utrich declared that his wife!
had complained to him of a negro
she had met In the hallway of their'
flat
Washington, who was sent to Flow
er hospital, where sixteen stitches
were taken In his scalp, asserted that
his mission in that neighborhood was
perfectly legitimate and that he had
been made the iruiocent victim of an
atrocious assault. He has eleven
wounds and one of which caused
hemorrhage of the ear.
Washington told the police that he
had received a letter from his seere-1
tary, saying that D. C. Smith, the
auditor of Tuskegee college of which
Washington is the head. Is in New
York City and desired to see him.
S«ys He is Innocent.
"This letter said Mr. Smith, was
stopping with a cousin, giving the I
name and address," said Washington.,
“On Sunday I attended church serv
ices twice and after speaking at one i
church in the evening, I recalled thej
letter concerning Smith and
to look him up. I discovered that 11
had left the letter at the hotel, but
thought I could recall the name as
something like Moore, and the ad
dress as being in West Sixty-third'
street. I went there and began to I
look at the name plates on the letter'
boxes In the halls In the different
houses, seeking the name of Mr.
Smith's cousin. It was while thus en
gaged that I was attacked.”
Washington In Hall.
Utrich today said:
"About 9 o’clock last night my wife
took one of our dogs into the street.
We live on the ground floor of the
house. No. 111-2 West Sixty-third
street. When she returned she said
she had seen a negro in the hall and
that he spoke to her. I went out and
saw a man in the hall. The man went
out of the vestibule door ahead of me
when I came out.”
Utrich said he saw the negro re
enter the hallway and later saw him
"bending down, at my door peering
through the keyhole.”
Utrich said that the negro swung a
blow at his Jaw when he asked him
what was wanted, and that then he
went after the negro, who fell twice
in his efforts to escape.
they were his direct ancestors. But
behind the fine martial spectacles
painted by the historian there lie pic
tures that also need attention. One
of the very few men who realized
this as It should be realized was
Brevet Maj. Gen. Emory Upton. His
book, "Military Policy of the United
States," should prove an eye-opener
to every citizen. The man who reads
It will no longer be troubled with
that false sense of national security
which seems to deafen every ear and
dull every conscience in the country.
Be it stated here that the book was
so "strong" that the United States
government refused for a time to
publish it. For years the manuscript
laid In a pigeonhole in the war de
partment. Elihu Root ultimately had
the courage to have it published. The
good citizen to whom matters mili
tary appeal from one angle or an
other should make an effort to read
this, the only reliable military history
of his country. Though not exactly
the story of his armies and wars, the
book contains enough historical mat
ter to suffice every need of the man
who has not the time to go into the
matter In detail.
This rather lengthy preamble was
necessary.
The United States government has
assembled at Fort Sam Houston what
purports to be a division. The various
regiments forming this body arrived
here with from 40 to 50 per cent of
their theoretical war strength. Re-
(Continued on page 2, third column) i
Future hlstor-,
ians. attempting
to write a his- I
tory of tho
United States,
might do well to'
consult the oftl- [
clal and private
correspondence |
of George Wash- ’
Ing ton, and every
other soldier
who afterwards j
guided the mill
tary fortunes of ।
the country. ;
None should do'
so more tha n |
those taking It I
upon themselves I
to write text- j
books for the ।
schools.
AND GAZETTE
• ✓
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS. MONDAY. MARCH 20. 1911
SUPPOSED
INSANE MAN
KILLS WIFE
George Dracos Puts a Bullet
Through His Own Head Af
ter Shooting Woman,
FEARED THE BLACK HAND
Theory Is Constant Terror
Drove H i m Crazy—Slayer
Dies Later at Hospital.
Grazed by the belief that he
was doomed to die at the hands
of Hie "Black Hand" society, I
George Dracos, aged 32 years, a
Greek candy maker, tills morn
ing attacked and killed his wife,
sending a bullet through her
brain. He then turned the re
revolver upon himself, inflicting a
wound from which he died this
afternoon. The wife, aged 24
years, was instantly killed. Tlis
couple were united in marriage
only two months ago.
The tragedy occurred at the room
ing house conducted by Mrs. Annie
Lange, mother of the dead woman.
I 513 North Flores street, at 11:15
| o’clock this morning. A scream given
Iby the young wife Just before the
| first shot was responsible for the
tragedy being witnessed by C. F.
Blrkhardt, 305 Montana street.
"I saw the man as he pulled the
revolver and leveled it at his wife and
then shot her," said Mr. Blrkhardt,
shortly after the tragedy. ”1 was one of
a number who attended an auction sale
at 615 North Flores street," he con
tinued, “and was sitting in one of the
back windows of this house while the
sale was going on. I was startled by
, hearing the piercing scream of a
woman. I looked up quickly. I toojeed
diroeHy into the Mfcheb window of
the rooming house of Mrs. Lange.
There was but one yard between my
self and the house, and the window
being open I had a clear sight on
what transpired.
"As I looked I saw the man strike
; the woman with his hand. Quick as a
I flash I then saw him step back from
, the woman and draw a revolver from
his pocket. He pointed it at the wom
and fired two shots in rapid sucecss
sion. The woman fell. At the same
time I heart! something bvak as of
falling glass or dishes. Two or three
I seconds later I heard a third shot I
did not see the man at that time. He
had stepped out of view. When I
reached the house a few moments
later, the woman was dead."
L. C. Merriman, who resides at 202
Fest street, who was In attendance
upon the auction sale, was the first to
enter the kitchen, aside from Mrs.
Lange. Both husband and wife were
lying on the floor.
IT saw at a glance that the woman
was dead," said Mr. Merriman. "The
man was still alive and was gasping.
In his right hand he still clutched
the revolver and his fingers were
working as though trying to pull the
trigger. Both man and wife were on
their back and lying side by side.
Fearing that the gun might be again
exploded, it being a double-action
pistol, I wrenched it from the .man’s
hand and placed It on the table. I
handed the gun to Officer Brown as
he entered the room.”
Dr. Corley, assistant city physician,
reached the house shortly after the
shooting. Examination showed that
Mrs. Dracos had been struck on the
forehead, directly above the left eye
by a bullet which bierced the brain.
The bullet passed entirely through the
head. . Outward Indications showed
that the husband, after having shot
his wife, placed the muzzle of the
revolver in his mouth and pulled the
trigger. The bullet passed, it is be
lieved, Just on the edge of the base
of the brain, tearing away a consider
able portion of the back part of the
skull. The pistol, a SS-calibcr gun,
was found to have been loaded In
every chamber, three cartridges show
ing they had been discharged.
Believed He Was Insane.
That Dracos killed his wife during
a spell of temporary Insanity the
police do not doubt. The officers are
of the firm belief that Dracos was of
unsound mind, which condition was
brought on by constant fear of his
life at the hands of the "Black Hand"
society. Only last week, the police
say, Dracos called at headquarters
and asked for protection. He said that
he feared that he had not long to
live, that an agent of this particular
society was in the city and was wait
ing for the opportunity to take hlsj
life. The police believe the fears were j
without base. •
“I know of no reason why Dracos
should have killed his wife," W. J
Riggins, who is one of the roomers at I
the fringe house. "They were a most I
affectionate couple >nd always seem I
ed happy when together. He always
seemed Just as good and kind to herj
as he could be and she was the same 1
towards him. I have never seen them '
have trouble of any IQnd."
Dracos was 32 years old and has no
relatives in this country. He came to
San Antonio from Houston seven
months ago and was a candy maker
by occupation. His wife was the only
daughter of Mrs. Lange, a widow,
and was 24 years old. The body of
Mrs. Dracos was removed to the
Pearce Undertaking company. The
husband was taken to the city hos
pital. where he died at 2:15 this aft
ernoon
CONTEST WINNERS
+ The Light offered $5 in +
♦ prizes to those sending the best +
♦ answers to the question: “What 4«
❖ feature do you like best in the +
♦ Light?" The Judges have ❖
+ awarded the prizes as follows: +
+ First prize, $2, to Whitney +
♦ Stephens, 224 East Macon *
+ street, and three, prizes of $1 ♦
♦ each to Homer Magee. Sansom. +
♦ Texas; Mrs. George Morse. 323 +
♦ St. Mary’s street, and Mrs. M. ♦
+ Bartholomae. 115 South Mes- +
♦ quite street. Checks may be ♦
4> had by calling at the business 4-
+ office of the Light Tuesday. +
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
UMANTDUR IN
MEXICO tin IS
WARMLY GREETED
Finance Minister Met By Many
of His Countrys' Leading
Officials on His Arrival.
EXPECTS TO BRING PEACE
Tells Newspaper Man That Is
His Mission — Hurries Home
From Railroad Station.
Aa»odat«d Preis.
City of Mexlvo, March 20.—Finance
Minister Limantour arrived here this
morning. A great crowd awaited him
at the railway station. President Diaz
was not present. Senor Llmantcur
did not stop in the city but went from
the train direct to his suburban home.
If Senor Llmanto^ - hoped to avoid
any demonstration his plans failed.
The railway station was crowded with
officials and delegations
The latter hailed the minister as the
"saviour of the country.”
Foreign Minister Creel stood at the
entrance to the train shed and greeted
Senor Llmantoqr warmly. On the way
from WWMtbh T 9 the waiting auto
mobile. he stopped several times to
listen to address.% by. students, work
ingmen and others.
Auoelatsd Press.
St. Luts, Potosi. Mex„ March 20.—T0
a representative of the Mexican Herald
Minister Limantour said:
”1 expect the prompt termination
of the present revolt against the gov
ernment," his first comment for pub
lication since he left New York. His
arrival here last night was heralded
by the national hymn, rendered by one
of the regimental bands stationed
here. While the train waited. Minis
ter Limantour received a number of
official and private persons in his
car.
MUI NDTIO
TAKI DIAZ’S HAU
Associated Press.
New York. March 20. —Gustavo Ma
dero's belief that Senor Limantour
will succeed Porfirio Diaz as "pro
visional president" of Mexico until an
other election can be held, was not ac
cepted today by others who were In
conference with Senor Limantour
here. Hie words of Limantour him
self, spoken last night at San Luis
Pctosi that he intends to “co-operate
with General Diaz" are quoted against
any change so radical.
Francisco Maderota understanding
is that although Senor Limantour is to
be entrusted with the program of re
form. ho will work by pursuasion
rather than direct command.
At the offices of the Inter-Continen
tal Rubber company here today it was
denied the company had entered into
any deal for $20,000,000 with the
Maderos to buy out their rubber plan
tations and factories In Mexico.
"It Is sufficient to say," ran the
statement, "that the present status of
the Maderos in Mexico is too uncer
tain for us to treat with them.”
FIVE FUGHIS ARE
MADE II ini
Five times did the "big bus” brave
the elements this morning, carrying
Lieutenant Loulcis and Phil Parmelee
on four trips and Parmalee and Lieu
tenant J. R. Lynch, Third Field artil
lery. on the other. Lieutenant Lynch
is one of- the officers at the post who
has signified his Intention of becoming
an aviator. Parmalee treated him Ic
a few thrills, ascending and then al
lowing the machine to shoot toward
earth. At last he volplaned to terra
firma in a pretty manner and Lieu
tenant Lynch climbed out of the ma-
OLD BANK SUSPENDS.
Aawixted Preus.
Mobile, Ala., March 20.—Inability
to realize on rediscounts was given as
the cause for suspension today of the
Lelnkaut Banking company, one of
the oldest banking institutions of
Mobile.
President W. H. Leinkauf said
stagnation In the lumber and timber
made it impossible to realize on some
of the bill*
16 PAGES
PEACE OR WAR WILL BE
DECIDED AT CONFERENCE
President Taft and De La Barra Meet
This Afternoon to Discuss Settle
ment of Trouble In Mexico.
SOLDIERS WILL REMAIN HERE
Associated Press.
Washington, March 20. —President Taft will this afternoon con
fer with Mexican Minister De la Barra on the Mexican situation.
Upon the outcome jof this conference depends the future action of
the United States in regard to Mexico as well as the disposition of
the troops now in Texas, whose movements have caused a belief
that the United States will intervene in Mexico unless peace is
brought out through the instrumentality of Jose Ives Limantour.
Limantour's arrival in the City of Mexico, where he was warmly
greeted, has been communicated to Washington and he will advise
De la Barra at once as to the outcome of his endeavors to bring about
a settlement. —-
The declaration made by Limantour at San Luis Potosi last
night removes all doubt that his object is to bring about peace in
Mexico and that strong representations to this end will be made
by him to President Diaz. Whatever the outcome of the conference
this afternoon. President Taft has decided not to move the troops
now in Texas for the present. Should his conference result in an
agreement the troops in Texas will go through with some desultory
maneuvers and break camp within a short time. On the other hand,
should nothing be decided or the overtures of Limantour fail, it may
mean intervention in Mexico.
MONARCHISTS AGAIN
ACTIVE IN PORTUGAL
CANNOT MOVE
'TILL CONGRESS
MEETS IN SPBIL
So Declares Staff Officer Re
ferring to Probable Inter
vention In Mexico.
MANEUVERS, SAYS CARTER
Commanding General Says
Railroads Hold Cars On
Own Responsibility.
“Even if the United States contem
plates intervention in the Mexican
revolutionary situation and has a hos
tile Intention in the mobilization of
this army at San Antonio, no further
action is likely to be taken until the
convening of the special session of
congress. April 4.” Is the opi " °" ° f
a prominent member of General car-
When asked if the division could
be moved Into Mexico across the Rio
Grande in case hostilities were in
augurated he said that he thought it ।
could be done by transporting the,
troops by train. “With an army of
this size water is of prime importance
and where water is not procurable the
army cannot go,” he stated. I am
advised that there Is a dearth ofj
water throughout the northern P ar 'i
ot the republic, so naturally I"<’ne »f|
the troops could be marched with the
possible exception of the cavalry com-.
mand But the railroads into the in
terior could be utilized, Instance. I
oil cars could be burnt out. tilled with ।
water and hauled along with the. di
vision for the day’s supply. At diMs-.
ion points water tanks could be found I
•or be erected previously and the sup- .
ply replenished there.”
P It has developed that there will.
probably be no extended maneuver of
the entire division because of the lack
of water in this vicinity. The nearest
points where there is even enough
water to supply a brigade are Uon,
Springs and the Medina river. i ea
terday cavalry horses were taken to ।
the San Antonio river for wuteL but
refused to drink. Although thirsty. ,
they would not touch it because of the I
alkaline taste. So this source cannot
be depended on in case of maneuvers, i
However, the water at Leon Springs |
Is good and the reservation will be I
used extensively for brigade and regi- I
mental maneuvers. Already applicn-;
tlon has been made by the First,
brigade for the use of the reservn I
tion and the troops of this brigade will ■
probably be the first to take the hlkesj
to the springs. Application has also I
been made by one of the gun platoons I
of the division. Tor target pravtic*
No Order to Hold Cars.
General Carter stated positively j
tha,t no requisition had been made on .
th? railroads Ifor cars. "If the rail- |
roads are holding cars they are doing ।
it absolutely of their own volition." I
(Continued on Page 2 —7th Column) i
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Associated Press
Lisbon, March 20.—The monarch
ists. taking advantage of the divisions
and antagonism among the repubit
cans. are distributing money lavishly
to spread dissatisfaction in the capi
tal and throughout the provinces.
The'government’s postponement of
the elections for the fourth time until
May 14 has made a disagreeable im
pression. The announced reason for
this delay in submitting to the people
the choice of a president and gov
ernment is that the clergy have undue
anti-government influence in various
northern districts and there Is need
of more time to further the republi
can campaign.
The British foreign office has in
formed the Portuguese government
that ft will receive a representative of
the republic quite unofficially and will
not recognize him In an official ca
pacity.
It on this account that Tetxiera t
Gomez, the new envoy, goes to Lon
don. It is understood that Washing
ton will follow this course In the
case of the Portuguese representative
to the United States.
TAFT DECIDES l
NDT ID BREAK
DP CM? HERE
Assocljted Press.
Washington. March 20.—Greatly
refreshed and prepared for strenuous
executive activity before congress
convenes in extraordinary session
April 4, President Taft returned to
day from his vacation at Augusta.
Accompanied by Mrs. Tatt and Sec
retary Norton he arrived in Washing
ton at 9 o'clock and went direct to
tlie white house.
The president .will take up at once
the preparation of his message to
congress resubmitting the Canadian
reciprocity agreement. He expects to
confer immediately with leaders ot
both parties in regard to the work
of the special session, it being his de
sire that the Canadian agreement be
ratified and the tariff board bill bq
passed. That. It Is declared, is all
the president wants done at the spe
cial session. He would prefer that
congress defer any revision of tariff
schedules until the regular session
next December.
The Mexican situation was the first
subject of importance to . ngage the
president's attention upon his arrival,
there having accumulated consider
able correspondence In the matter
since his departure. Conferences
with Senor de la Barra. Mexican am
bassador. and General Wood were ex
pected to be held during the day.
The president had several cabinet
conferences, the first with the s<cr«-
tary of war. who reported that the
troops sent td Texas and Calif' rn »
had arrived in splendid sondition ami
had demonstrated their ability to bw
ready for any emergency.
At present there Is no thought <
breaking the big camp at San Anto
nio. The secretary of war was >■
communication with Genera! t arter
on that subject this morning vari
ous organizations will be sent out an
practice marches and for maneuvers
in the field, but no general forward
movement is contemplated bow.

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