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El Paso, Texat,
Wednesday Evening
January 18, 1911-16 Pages
El Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census
Population 1910, 39,279 ,
Leading Figures In Democratic Caucus
1890 10.333 m-K3 ii1 II1TWI i in""' T " ' " " " iwmnii mi "WW"
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Chamber of Commerce JDe
sires to Hear from Every
body by Saturday.
The mining- committee of the cham
ber of commerce wishes to have writ
ten suggestions from the mining ana
oil men of west Texas for the new
mining law which is to be framed at
the mining convention Saturday. These
suggestions will be considered by the
convention and will be used as a basis
for the discussion at the morning ses
sion of the convention. A committee
will then be appointed to draft a. bill
which will be submitted to the conven
tion at the afternoon session.
Troxell's Ideas.
C. R, Troxell thinks that the proposed
law of senator Hudspeth's should be
imjigpved upon before taken up by tuo
legislature. Discussing it, he says:
"One section provides that if an opera
tor or driller strikes a five barrel well
in 24 hours he must stop and buy the
land. Now a five barrel well is not
worth much, and this would work a
hardship on the prospector. I think
he should be given from 12 to 24
months to develop the oil land and pay
$1 an acre for it, at the end of each
"No trae operator should be permitted
to purchase more than 160 acres and
the state should reserve all oil and
gas rights on unsold lands and permit
the right of ingress or egress to all
oil operators, who shall be required to
iiav the state a royalty of 5 percent
on the ffross production. If the 5 per-1
cent royalty shall amount to more than
$1 each year, than the operator should
receive credit for any amount paid in
excess of the ?1 required to be paid
each year.
"It. has also been proposed to charge
from $10 to $25'pe acre for 611 lands.
This would be unfair. I believe in a
fixed price, for under the conditions
proposed, some would get land for $25
which might be worth $5000, and oth
ers might pay $25 for land that would
be worth very little. Therefore the
royalty plan is better than the straight
selling plan, for with the royalty the
state, the operator and the owner of the
surface rights all get their share.
Tlie Owner Rights.
"I belleTe 4the tstate should allow
the owner of surface rights half in
terest in the royalty paid on oil or gas
found ononis land.
"Under the requirement that an
operator must, when he makes a pros
pect, give the name and a'ddress of the
owner of surface rights to the state
land commissioner, and the fact that
the latter is then allowed 60 days in
which to file a clalnr on the land, tbt.
prospector may lose out.
"Thedriller, or operator, should bo
required to make a sworn statement
of his log once a year to prevent oil
producers from faking. The state will
receive enough money to appoint In
spectors who can check the operations
and protect the public"
Declares There Is Abso
lutely No Proof That
Senator Bought
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 18. "There
Is absolutely no proof, direct or indi
rect, from which a legitimate inference
ctuld be drawn that a single member
of the general assembly was corruptly
influenced to vote for Sir. Xiorimer."
This was the conclusion of senator
Julius Caesar Burrows, of Michigan, in
a speech in the senate today defending
the majority report of the committee
on privileges and elections, of which
he is ohalrman, confirming the right
of senator Lorimer, of Illinois! to his
seat. '
After summarizing the testimony of
witnesses "White, Link, Beckemeyer
and Holtslaw, senator Burrows de
clared. "It is obvious that there is noth
ing in the statements of any one of
them, or in the statements of all taken
together, -which would justify the con
clusion that their testimony as to bri
bery is true, or could be relied upon j
in a matter of even minor importance."
El Paso Herald Leads All
In Advertising the Southwesi
From Tucson
0 NEWSPAPER in the southwest has done more .
to advertise this section of the country than the El
Paso Herald. It has not boosted: it has adver
tised. There is an important dictinction between the two.
The one is based wholly on hopes, the other on facts. The
Herald suggests that Arizona, New Mexico and West
Texas have much in common, and that some cooperative
scheme of systematic advertising would prove beneficial
to the whole Southwest.
Arizona needs more systematic advertising. A gath
ering of representative citizens of the two territories and
of West Texas at some central point, f or the purpose of
arranging for the maintenance in the east of a central
southwestern bureau of information, would, we are con
fident, prove helpful to thisentire section of the country.
When El Paso gets a modem hqtel, perhaps The
Herald will invite the two territories to participate in
such a conference in that eitv.
His Election Will Hurt Dem
ocratic Party Lodge Is
Elected in Massachusetts.
Piere S. D., Jan. 18. The Democratic
members of both houses of the legisla
ture and chairman Lyons, of the Dem
ocratic state central committe, last
night senta telegram to governor Dix,
of New York, declaring New Tork sen
atorial situation is national, and that
the election of Sheehan will cost the
party a million votes in the west, while
the election of Shepard or an equally
representative man will gain that num
ber for the party
Sheehan Short of Votes.
Albany, N. T., Jan. j.8. William F.
Sheehan received 90 votes on the "first
joint ballot for United States senator
tcday, nine less than a majority. Sen
ator Chanler, who yesterday voted for
Sheehan, today changed to Shepard.
Lodge Is Reelected.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 18. Henry Cabot
Lodge was today reelected United
States senator from Massachusetts.
Mr. Lodge was reelected on the first
joint ballot of the legislature. Two
Democratic senators, Curley and Mur
ray, of Boston, voted for Lodge.
Llppitt Succeeds Aldrich.
Providence, R. L, Jan. IS. Henry F.
Lippitt, Republican, was today electea
United States senator to succeed Nel
son "W. Aldrich.
3Iny New Senators.
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 18. Follow
ing senators were elected yesterday or
Utah George Sutherland (Republi
can), to succeed himself.
Connecticut George P. McLean (Re
publican), succeeds Morgan G. Bulke
ley (Republican).
Nebraska G. M. Hitchcock (Demo
crat), succeeds E. J. Burkett (Republi
can). Minnesota Moses E. Clapp (Repub
lican), succeeds himself.
Michigan Charles E. Townsend (Re
publican), succeeds Julius C. Burrows
New Jersey James A. Reed (Demo
crat), succeeds William Warner (Re
publican). Washington Miles Polndexter (Re
publican), succeeds S. H. Piles (Repub
lican). South Dakota Porter J. McCumber
(Republican), succeeds ""himself ; A. J.
Gronna (Progressive Republican), fills 5
unexpired term of W. M.. Johnson, de
ceased. Pennsylvania George T. Oliver (Re
publican), succeeds himself.
Maine Charles F. Johnson (Demo- j
crat), succeeds Eugene Hale (Repub
Alabama John H. Bankhead (Demo
crat), will be elected to succeed him
self. S. P. IN MEXICO
Engineers Tie Up the Lines
In Eight for Higher
Nogales, Ariz., Jan. 18. The Broth
erhood of Engineers on the S. P. Mex
ican lines went on a strike at 7 oclock
last evening for higher wages.
The lines affected extend from here
south to Guaymas and east along the
Mexican Pacific coast almost to Guada
lajara; also from Naco to Cananea and
from Nogales to Cananea.
The engineers demanded the same
wages paid to engineers on the same
road in the United States.
The strike of engineers was compli
cated this morning by the refusal of
the Mexican firemen to work with the
volunteer engineers. The assistant
superintendent and master mechanic of
the Cananea division are acting as en
gineers today. One passenger and one
freight were moving this morning. It
is expected that negotiations will be
begun today for a settlement of the
Wells-Fargo express matter will not
be accepted for delivery in Mexico by
way of Nogales or Naco. This is be
cause of the strike on the S. P. lines in
Mexico, as no trains are running on
the Mexican roads In Sonora.
(Ariz.) Citizen.
Democratic Party Council to
Be Revolutionary Politi
cal Move.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 18. "We
won in the November elections because
we pledged the people to correct the
abuses of the Payne-Aldrich tariff act,
and to stamp out Cannonism by re
storing to the house the right to leg
islate, which includes taking from the
speaker the power to appoint the com
mittees. This has been agreed, and
will be ratified at the Democratic cau
cus to be held in the hall of the house
of representatives, January 19, 1911."
This is the answer made by the
Democrats when asked what they will
do next December, t
Representative John N. Garner, of
Texas, Democratic whip, is authority
for the statement that at a conference
of the leaders just after the meeting
of congress, December 5, it was decided
that if the Democrats were to keep
faith and carry out their pledges in
the next house it would be necessary
to perfect the organization at the
earliest possible moment and the way
to do this, was to' arrange for a party
caucus, such as is held when the house
is organized just before the oponing
of a new congress. Hence the call for
the caucus which will be held here to
morrow. It is to be a. full party cau
cus, the 82 members elect who enter
upon the discharge of their duties next
December, beine urcrentlv invited to
attend to take Dart In the selection of
the ways and means committee, the se
lection of the rules committee, and the
committee on committees, and from
present indications the maiority will
be prespnr.
Term It Revolutionary.
The holding of a party caucus, such
as has been called to meet tomorrow,
is without precedent; it Is by many
termed revolutionary, but then, as the
standpat Republicans say, this has
been a revolutionary congress, and
precedents have been cut from their
moorings aiid sent adrift. And so the
Democrats are merely keeping up with
the procession.
With few exceptions the Democrats
are confident that the caucus will be
not only harmonious, but will result
in reaching an understanding, the out
come of which will be a solid front
against the opposition, and a line up
for the campaign of 1912.
While there is much interest in the
proposed committee on committees,
which is to relieve the speaker from
the task of making these appoint
ments, the real work of the caucus, the
work that deeply concerns the future
of the Democrats, Is the selection of
the ways and means committee This
committee will be charged with the la
tor of preparing the amendments to
the Payne-Aldrich tariff act, promised
the people by the Democrats during
the last campaign. And immediately
following the selection of this commit-
tee an order will be made to collect i
all available data that will assist in
framing new cotton and woolen sched
ules, in line with the criticisms that
have been made against the present
law. The Democrats say that ft would
be a waste of time to attempt a com
plete tariff revision, because such a
measure would have no chance what
ever in a Republican senate, but a bill,
o- bills, correcting Inequalities in the
Payne-Aldrich tariff act, such as sug
gested by tariff reformers, might at
tract the progressive Republicans in
the senate, and thus some relief would
"be given.
With the knowledge that the Demo
crats are committed to a revision of the
tariff by schedules, and this os ex-
pected of them 'by the country, the
leaders, from representative Champ .
Clark, who will succeed speaker Can- .
non, all down the line, are practically ;
a unit that the ways and means com-
mlttee should be selected at the Janu- j
ary caucus. Already the Democrats t
have discussed this subject with the
result that the makeup of the commit-
tee is tentatively agrped uoon. It is
the consensus of opinion, that repre
sentative Underwood, of Alabama, who
has served with distinction on that
committee for some years, and whose
tariff record is In harmony with his
party, will be chosen chairman. It is i
believed that his selection will be j Bell takes his situation philosophic
unanimous. It may be stated that, ow- J ally and is confident of acquittal. He
Ing to the large Democratic majority freauently whispered a suggestion to
in the next house, the membership of his lawyers while they were examinine-
the way? and means committee will be
increased to 20 13 Democrats and
seven Republicans.
As tentatively agreed upon the fol
lowing will compose the majority of
the ways and 'means committee: Rep
resentatives Underwood, Alabama;
James, of Kentucky; Rainej". of Illi
nois; Harrison, of New Tork; Randell,
of Texas; Palmer, of Pennsylvania;
Pou, of North Carolina; Denver, of
Ohio; Garrett, of Tennessee; Shackle
ford, of Missouri; Dixon, of Indiana;
Martin, of Colorado, and Peters ol
It is not improbable, however, that
several changes may be made in the
committee membership as here out
lined. For instance there is a little
friction In the North Carolina delega
tion, that may result in displacing Pou
for Kitchen. There Is also a feeling
that McGilllcuddy, of Maine, may take
the place of Peters.
Proposes Time-Saving Scheme.
The, suggestion has been made by
some of the more prominent Demo
cratic members that time might be
saved by empowering the ways and
means committee to make the commit
tee appointments, but representative
Garner, who introduced the resolution
proposing a committee on committees,
says that while he is satisfied that
the ways and means committee could
perform this work in a satisfactory
manner, s.till it might hamper them
in their tariff deliberations. It might
be -left to the rules committee, whip
Garner said today, as some of the
members have .suggested, but perhaps,
after the matter has been discussed in
all its angles, the caucus will decide
to name a committee on committees
Of course there will be no attempt
(Continued on Page Five.)
Evidence Is All Introduced
Against El'Pasoan During
the Eirst Day.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. IS. The
Frank M. Bell murder trial took a sud
den leap late yesterday afternoon and
the jury box was filled in a rush.
The taking of testimony was begun
but little was brought out until the
morning session today.
It was apparent from the outset that
Bell's attorneys are framing a defense
onthe ground of temporary insanity.
They devoted their efforts to show
that Bell was in an Irrational state of
niind prior to the shooting.
Every grimace that he made while
his victim, O. P. Widaman, was pros
trate on the ground; his enunciations
and his expressions of hatred and re
venge were elaborated with the view
of showing his state of mind.
There was a surprise when deputy
district attorneys ICeyes and Graham,
who are in charge of 'the prosecution,
announced at noon that the state rest
ed. The Testimony.
Coroner's surgeon Campbell was the
first witness called by the state. Ho
testified concerning the four wounds
of the murdered man, and the course
pursued by the bullets.
E. Vacher, conductor of the Santa
Ana car, upon which Bell was a pas-
senger prior to the shooting, related
v,riTC- Bell left his seat and sroorl in th
aisle when the train was approaching
Artesia. He said that Bell jumped from
the car while it was in motion and,
pulling a gun from his pocket, began
firing at Widaman'. ,
The deputy constable who made th
arrest and E. S. Noon, who aided, ad
mitted, under the sharp questioning of
attorney Appel, Bell's chief counsel,
that Bell was nervous and had a wild
gleam in his eyes.
a wo uays were requirea to secure
th iurv.
talesmen. V.
From the tenor of the questions
asked, it was evident that the defense
would be based on temporary insan
ity with "the unwritten law" held in
Case May Last Month.
Bell is represented at the trial by
H H. Appel, John L. Fleming and Tom
L. Johnston, of Los Angeles, and by
judge T. A. Falvey and Charles Loomls,
of El Paso.
For the district attorney appear Asa
Keyes and Ralph Graham. Attorneys
for the defense estimated today that
at least a month would be required to
hear the case.
Besides Bell's mother, Mrs. L. M.
Bell, of El Paso, his brotherinlaw-, A.
P. Coles, is present at the hearing and
his wife will be called as a witness,
it was stated today.
Tokio, Japan, Jan. 18. D. Kotoku
his wife and 22 fellow anarchists were
today sentenced to death for having
conspired against the life of the em
peror and members of the imperial
Two others were sent to prison, one
for 11 years, the other for eight years.
The trial has been secret but the final
dramatic scene was witnessed by d'p
lomats and many prominent Japanese.
When sentence was pronounced one ot
the doomed men arose, and shouted,
"Banzai." All the prisoners then sprang
to their feet and Kotoku, raising his
hands above his head, cried: "Long live
It is possibleVthat life exile will be
substituted for the death penalty.
Representative Oscar "W. Underwood, of Alabama, who is slated for the
chairmanship of the waysrand means committee, and who will have chargeof
the' next tariff revision; representative Ollie James, of Kentucky, who is
slated for membershir on this committee; and -Champ Clark, of Missouri,
who will be the next speaker.
Below beginning at the left are representative 'Fitzgerald, of New York,
who will likely land an important place on the appropriations committee, and
representative Richard P. Hobson of AlabamaTwho is slated 6jr.la.place on ths
committee on naval affairs. f
Mayor of the Place Is Jailed
at Hermosillo for Failing
to Eesist.
Hermosillo, Son., Mex., Jan. IS. Re
ports received here of the occupation of
Sahuaripa, Son., by revolutionists or
bandits, whatever the case might be,
have been confirmed by the arrival in
Hermosillo of the prefecto of that dis
trict, Alfredo Ericinas. He lias been
arrested and is now a prisoner in the
State penitentiary.
It seems that Encinas made no re
sistance whatever to the revoltosos and
permitted their taking the city and
he made his "escape" immediately af-.
terwards by horseback to Tonichiy
where he at once took the train for
Hermosillo to report the trouble.
The city of Sahauripa was occupied
by the revoltosos on Friday, Dec. 13.
and on account of there tieing no
telegraph station at that place the
news of the fall of the city was de
layed in reaching here. The prefecto
wired the governor upon his reaching
Tonichf and then came here to verify
his information.
There was no fighting, no resistance,
and not a shot was fired in defense of
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the rebels. This is why. the prefecto
was arrested, and he will soon be
given an opportunity to show in 'what
way he was justified in surrendering
so readily.
The rebels came over the line from
Chihuahua, from where they were
However, the officials say the vie- I j,
tory will be short lived, as a large i
number of soldiers have been dis- j
patched to the trouDiea region, ana
they are scheduled to reach there by
Sunday next. It taking six days to
make the distance. '
When seen today, Gen. Luis E. Torres
stated that he had no fear of the out
come of the affair and is certain that
the soldiers will be sufficiently capable
of retaking the cit. .
About three weeks ago it was re
ported that Encinas had deserted the
government side and had gone forth at
the head of a body of armed men, but
this was not credited at the time, but
It is now seen that there was some
thing which can be possibly connected
with the recent trouble in Sahuaripa.
At first it was reported here that the
revoltosos had also captured a number;
of other cities and towns In Sonora
which had capitulated to the forces of
(Continued on Page Seven.)
One Rebel Killed and Sev
eral Wounded Just Over
the Border in Mexico.
Rocilla Ranch, Brewster County,
Texas, Jan. IS. Word has reached here
of a battle across the river from Bo
quillas, Texas, here.
A band of insurrectos who had
formed on this side had been gone a
few days when a bunch of soldiers ran
into them and killed one man and
wounded several more (but not dan
gerously). All wounded escaped with the others
and come back to Texas soil but got
such a cold reception that they soon
left here. One man wno returned said
he was not a "revoltoso" at heart but
had been forced to go with them, they
having kept him tied 15 days.
Several ranches have been looted by
these fellows. As they leave the coun-
try they take everything they cai
carry in the way of "eatables.
Charles Dean was robbed of every
eatable thing in his house. However,
he does not believe the robbery. to have
been committed by the insurrectos but
by some vagrant hunters who have
been camped near his ranch for some
"5- ?
Nogales, Ariz., Jan. IS. There
was much excitement in No
gales, Sonora, last night as a
result of a report that 700 arm
ed insurrectos were marching on
the town from the direction of
As only one company of Mex-
lean soldiers garrisons Nogales,
it looked bad for them, but the
insurrecto band did not mate
rialize. ,
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Mining Law Is Needed for
Texas; West Texas Must Act
TO CONSIDER the needsof west Texas in the wwv of an adequate
mining aiv to develop the mineral and oil resources of the state,
a meeting will be held in EI Paso Saturday, Jan. 21. Every west
Texas resident is vataHy interested and all communities should have repre
sentatives at the meeting. The bitl proposed by senator Hudsgofch Avill
be .discussed and such alterations or changes as are necessary will lie sug
gested ac urns time, rexas needs a
Also Says State Has Enough
of All Regulative Laws
and Needs No More.
Land Laws of Texas Are Re
tarding State's Growth,
He Declares.
Austin, Tex., Jart. 1&. Governor O. B.
Colquitt in his first message to the leg
islature today declared -that there aro
no demands for new general legisla
tion; that the public demands a rest
which the last state platform approves
and that the 32nd legislature should
heed the platform.
The message declares that state laws
limiting corporations are already ef
ficient. He says it is the duty of the
legislature to submit the prohibition
amendment and that he will veto all
other liquor regulatory measures and
that it will be a waste of time and
money for the legislature to attempt
Colquitt also says the present tax
system is unjust and not uniform and
should be amended; that the state rail
road is a failure and should be sold.
He says the anti-trust laws should
be strictly enforced but not for the
purpose of collecting fines and fees.
He advocates amending the passage
of a law to allow newspapers to take
passes in lieu of advertising.
Colquitt declares the present land
laws retard the state's growth and
that the state would have a population
of 10,000,000 except for the operation
of these laws.
Campbell Leaved for Home.
Governor Campbell visited the vari
ous departments today and told every
one goodbye. He and family left this
afternoon for Palestine.
Legislature Xot Busy.
No business was transacted by the
legislature this morning, the house
having adjourned until 2 p.m. and the
senate until 10 oclock tomorrow. The
members of both branches were late
in arriving today, due to the inaugural
ball last night.
When' the house -met- this afternoon
it took up the report of the committee
onrules, which must be adopted before
the house can proceed with business.
May Embarrass Colquitt.
The report that pro senators will
embarrass Colquitt by refusing to
confirm the appointment of John I.
Wortham as railroad commissioner and
appointments to the penitentiary com
mission has caused a stir, but it is be
lieved this program will not be carried
t out.
The antiprjohibltlon members of the
legislature in caucus today decided to
attempt a filibuster against the pend
ing prohibition bills. The prohibition
ists are preparing, it is said, to pro
pose to deliver olquitt a promise by
which he will sign a saloon regulation,
law providing for closing at 9 p. in.
instead of 8 p. m., as formerly pro
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 18. Mayor Ru
dolph Schering, of Roselle, Illinois, who
went to Galveston December 6 to close
a land deal by which he cleared $10,
000, has been missing for a month, and
it Is feared he has been killed and 4
George Franzen. Schering's partner,
has gone to Texas In search of the
missing mayor, who left a family in
San Francisco, cal.. Jan. 18. Eu
gene Ely, the aviator, today made a
successful landing upon the deck of
the cruiser Pennsylvania, anchored in
San Francisco bay. Ely started from,
Selfrldge pier, 12 miles south, of ths
Ely used a specially prepared Cur
tis biplane and landed so lightly that
the machiae was scarcely shaken.
T 4rv T?1t -mr rT e f-rfr. fralo iit .
j the deck of the cruiser on - a return
Boston, Mass., Jan. IS. In
Trinity church today Rev. Dr.
Julius "Walter Atwood, of Phoe
nix, Ariz., was consecrated bish
op of the missionary diocese of
The ceremonies were con
ducted by right reverend Wm.
Lawreace bishop of Massachu
setts. 4
mining law. Now is the tune to gat

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