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1 Paso, Texas,
DeceaAer 2, 1911-28 Pages
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Many Important Measures
Scheduled Ifor Considera
tion by National Body.
GREAT 'GAME OF
May Take Until June to
Complete the Work which
President Wishes Done.
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IMPORTANT LEGISLATION TO
COME UEFOKK COXGHESS
Bills providing for important
reduction? in tariff.'
Amendment to Sherman anti
A federal incorporation act.
Arbitration treaties with Great
Britain and France.
Ship subsidy plan a
B1U providing for currency re
Establishment of national de
partments of health and labor.
Laws for operation, govern
ment and maintenance of Pan
ama canal. . ,
Bills to reduce appropriation
Washington. D. C, Deft J. Facing a
session that will be almost unequalled
In the amount of important ladslation
the aena.te n bouse will
In the first regular session
can insurgents and Republican
patters all admit that the session, oa
the eve of the presidential campaign,
will be bitter and protracted
There are few who think that the
session will end before next June. A
great game of politics, with each side
sparring for advantage, is to be played,
and nothing except the near approach
of the national conventions and the ne
cessity for-"fence building" will cause
the legislators to cease their labors at
tne national capitol.
Much of the work of the extra ses
sion, which president Taft called in or
der to pass the Canadian reciprocity
agreement, must be done over again.
The president vetoed the tariff revision
bills passed by the Democrats and the
Republican insurgents, and both fac
tions are armed for the fray once more.
Demeeeats Have Majority.
The Democrats have a good working
majority in the house, and the impor
tant bills on their program will be
passed quickly. These will be sent
along to the senate, where a combina
tion of the Republican insurgents and
Democrats will endeavor to dispose of
The house has two presidential possi
bilities Champ Clark, the speaker, and
representative Oscar Underwood, chair
man of the ways and means committee
while senator LaFollette, the recog
nized head of the Republican insur
gents. Is the leading presidential figure
In the senate.
The insurgents in the senate have a
program of their own, which Is very I
rauar 10 me uemocrauc program In
the house, and it includes In addition a
determination to amend the Sherman
anti trust law.
President Taft Is strongly opposed to
any amendment of the Sherman antl
trust law, and It is expected that he
will emphasise this fact in his mes
sage He will undoubtedly urge the
enactment of some sort of federal In
corporation act and the nassage of his
arbitration treaties together with the
establishment of a parcels post and a
ship subsidy bill. His recommendations
regarding the tariff will either be ln-eluded-
in his anni.a message or be
made the subject o' a special message
which will be submitted to congress
shortly after- it convents, together with
a report of the tariff board. The presi
dent will follow out closely the recom
mendation of the board in regard to a
HELD FOR HOLOCAUS7
New Tork. N. T, Dec. z. The final
chapter in one of the .greatest tragedies
of recent years tne Triangle Shirtwaist
factory fire win begin Monday, when
Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, proprie
tors of the company, go on trial before
Judge Craln In geenral sessions,
charged with first degree manslaughter
in connection with the deaths of the 146
persons, mostly young girls, who were
burned or leaped to their death during
There are seven indictments against
Harris and Blanck. the first degree
manslaughter charge being the one se
?. lr aB8,8tt district attorney
BOstwick as that on which he believes
agaln,tmetm"keIy Wl the rd,ct
iwi2m,lnal?ty ef the defendants
fiiV0 'ieJn " conditions which
heT.A?c building at thf.time of the
rinrl SoA that th doors of the
fotke?" thttChth" "S"8 0pen Inslde- wer
locKea, that the fire escapes were nnt
only too few in number, but were so
Sbl,COfn8tUCte, M male it im
possible for any number of persona
to descend by them at one UmeT that
MinTlU f cNaT " lT ;SPen,ShfP" ibs.bIacklisted by Structural Workers, interviews with Gen. Otis, Samuel Gompers, John
afdt M N CiuT A0 Mci of curt attending PIea f h? Namaras, statements by Darrow, leadinse!,
and by McNamara, will be found on Pages Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve. .
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Three presidential possibilities on
whose official acts during the coming
session oi tne bia congress will oe
based their claim for nomination. On
the left Is representative Oscar Un
derwood. Democratic chairman of the
ways and means committee. On the
right is senator Robert La Follette. of
Wiscpnsin, and at the bottom is repre
sentative Champ Clark, Democratic
speaker of the house.
revision of the various schedules, nut it
is safe to say that they, win call for a
Little Constructive Legislation.
But little constructive legislation is
expected before the Christmas holidays.
Congress will meet on Monday; on
Tuesday the president's annual message
will be read and then both . houses will
settle down to the introduction of bills
and preliminary skirmishes in advance
of the real battle that will begin after
the Christmas recess.
The house Democrats will then plungeJ
at once into tne consideration or the
tariff revision bills and the annual an
Propriation measures. The report of the
tariff board on the whole schedule will,
be submitted shortly after congress
convenes, but, according to the pro-'
gram qi tne jemocrauc leaders. Its
recommendations will not have much
effect on proposed tariff lecislntinn
I unless they are in favor of a substan
The Democratic leaders are out for a
record, and are determined to get it at
the expense of the Renubllcnn rtv If
Bills reducing the tariff on wool, cot
ton. Iron and steel, chemicals and other
commodities will be passed by the
house, but In view of the defeat of the
Canadian reciprocity, agreement. It is
not likely that a farmers' free list bill
will go through.
The Appropriation Measures:
Next in Importance will be the appro-
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i5t. "S?" wer to smc" Permit
exit of the employes; that too manv
persons were employed per square foo't
of floor space; that fire drills were nev
er ordered-by the employers; that prop
er equipment for rapidly extinguishing
nall fires was not on hand. There
are many other allegations also.
,Tn? ? "h'ch occurred on last
March 25, presented one of tho most
gruesome spectacles ever witnessed in
New York City. Within a minute after
the start of the conflagration, the firt
.girl had leaped from a ninth story win
dow. A moment later every window
was crowded with the young girls,
striving to reach the free air and es
cape the terrific flames inside
The employes tried to batter down
the doors, said to have been locked, but
were either crushed to death in the mad
panic or killed by inhaling the flames
and smoke. Some of them tried to get
away by means of the fire escape,
which broke like so much paper under
When the police completed their offi
cial report several days later, it was
shown that 146 lives had been snuffed
out by the fire.
Secretary Meyer Asks That'
Naval Strength Be Not
'IfTER 20 YEARS
Washington. D. a. Dec Z. With a
plea that there shall be no decrease in
the effective strength of the United
States navy. George von Lt. Meyer, sec
retary of t&fi. navjv. ia his. annual report
to congress, declares that while seek
ing peace and playing b. leading part
In the movement for general arbitra
tion treaties thfc wort must under
stand that America "Is prepared for
war ' " "' i
The short, life of a warship for first
or second line of defence approxi
mately 20 years has caused the secre
tary .to ask more -ships tills year, not
to increase the navy, but tor Rial n tain
it at -its- existing strength. This
strength, he says, is being diminished
by the elimination from active -service
of the battleships first' constructed for
the "new navy."
Need Xutt to Prtfn I,nr-
he aavs "for
a continuing naval policy which will I
Slve, us .theJleat desired, is made with
a aue regard for the almost world
wide movement for the settlment of
international -disputes by arbitration, in
which movement our country has taken
a foremost part' History of all kinds, in
cluding the present, shows the futility
and danger of trusting to the good will
and fair dealing, or even to the most
solemnly binding treaties be ween na
tions for the protection of a nation's
sovereign rights and interests, and
without doub,t, the time is remote when
a comparatively unarmed and helpless
nation may e reasonably safe from at
tack, by ambitious, well armed powers
especially lrf a commercial age, such
as the present. The economical sys
tem of a rrroat commerrial nntinn i on
-delicately balanced that even a threat
or war is very disturbing and harm
ful, while a war vrtth any other great
power would cause Incalculable dam
age, and lt is more necessary now than
eer before that we should be fully
prepared and that every other power
should understand that, while seeking
peace, we are prepared for war."
Ia Far Behind.
The United States, secretary Meyer
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MOYER SA YS HE WOULD
Denver, Colo., Dec. 2. Charles H,
Moyer, president of the Western Fed
eration of Miners, who. with William
D. Haywood and John A Pettlbona
was arrested in connection with ths
murder of former governor Stuenen
berg of' Idaho, five years ago. aeclared
today that the confession of the Mc
Nanmras furnished capital with a club
which it "would not to slow to use
against organised labor."
"For that reason, nto matter how
guilty I might have been. I never would
have confessed." declared Moyer.
The Moyer-Pettlbone-Haywood case
bears many points of similarity to th
McNamara case. The arrests were madd
largely on evidence furnished in what
purported to be a confession by Hsrry
Orchard. Orchard was the chief wit
ness for the state, as Ortie McManigal
The McNamara Brothers
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PUT H ARREST
BY EL PASO OFFICERS
Tejsatfi.nd United States Officers Take Into Custody a
Number of Men in El Paso, Charged With Plotting
Against the Government of Madero in Mexico.
All of Them- -Prominent Men
Br. Raphael Molina.
Dr. George Aldape.
These men, ringleaders of the ReyUta
been fomenting a revolution against
aader arrest Saturday by state rangers and deputy United State
apea information furnished-by I. E.
ilHC trailed States government and by
vtee rve Mexican government In. El
She reandup had been carefully planned wek before and received the A
reval ef Adjt. Gen. Henry Hutching,
report te governor Colquitt on the sit nation. r TJhe Jnnfa has been holding
secret meetings since October 20, aad the movements ef members have been
closely watched by the department of Justice officials, assisted by private
detective Bonier Early and Abrnm Molina, the Mexican secret service chief.
Arms, ammunition, dynamite bombs
and other accoutrements of war are be- ,
lieved to have been brought here by
revolutionary plotters nd hidden in
tiie houses of the members in Chl
huahulta and in Bast El Paso. One
man who was a member of the secret
organization is a bombmaker and was
employed to manufacture high explo
sives for the revolution, against Mex
ico, which was to have been started
in Juarea and at "other points in the
iA Lower' California Man.
Jose .Palamores, who was arrested at
a house on Tornillo street, in the rear
of Park street, is said to have been
active in the revolution in Lower Cali
fornia, and to have been one of the
leaders of the Magonistas. His house
was surrounded by the mounted" state
rangers Moore, Webster, Barbee and
Colley. Capt. J. H. Rodgers." deputy
United States marshal and former cap
tain of the rangers, and Abram Molina
entered the bouse and arrested the
Mexican, who refused to make a state
ment and accompanied the rangers sul
lenly. Molina Well Known.
Dr. Raphael Molina, a well known
MIn ohvxlclan of El Paso, ivas ar.
rested Saturday morning on Overland I
street. He is supposed tp be one of I
wvu """ vi me cjibw juiiia.
in El Paso, although Garza Galan. of
CoHulla, was the real organizer and
leader. It is declared by officers. Galan
was not arrested. Dr. Molina has been
active in the Reyista organization and
Is believed by the officers to have se
cured a quantity of arms and ammuni
tion for the Junta. He -was known as
Jose Liars among his followers, and
signed all the important papers in this
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Jose Santpana Gomez, Santiago Haw
kins and Felix Roque. were arrested In
San Jacinto plaza Saturday morning.
NaTarette was arrested in a two
story brick house opposite the Bl Paso
laundry on Santa Fe street. He is said
to have been the Jailor In. Juarez at
one time and now to be "out" with the
present regime over there. He is a well
to do Mexican and was one of the most
intelligent looking men In the entire
Questions Officer's Authority.
He questioned Capt. Rodgers's au
thority until the captain showed his
deputy sheriffs badge. Dorame. who
was arrested at S09 Fifth street also
would have been against the. McXa
maras. In both cases charges were
made that the prisoners were kidnaped
into the Jurisdiction of the courts de
siring them, and in both cases th6 cry
of "capital versus labor" was raised.
Haywood and Pettibone'were acquit
ted, while the case against Moyer was
dropped: Orchard is now serving a life
sentence In the Idaho penitentiary.
"I am greatly surprised; I can hardly
tell what I think," continued- Moyer.
"But this much is certain, the MoNa
maras have g)ven enemies of organized
labor a club which they will not be
slow to use. Ia it a political measure!
If lt was it will not result in the de
feat of Job Harriman for mayor of Los
Angeles. It may decrease his majority.
but the Socialists will elect him. neve
J. J. MCNA3IARA.
F". 31. Franco.
R. A. Dorarae.
Jose Santaaa Gomez.
Junta in Bi Fase alleged to have
the Madero government, .vrere seedi
Roto, ef the nnreaa f Invent! gat
Abram- Molina, ehlef-tff the secret ser-
tvho was here lost week to make a
questioned the officer s right to ar
rest htm. He Is said to be one of the
secretaries of the Junta and had a
typewriter In his house when arrested.
He was shown a warrant fof. his -arrest
and consented to go with the officers.
He issaid to harve brought 35 former
Magonistas here from California and
to have been given the command of this
legion In the ReyisTa army when the
military expedition was put oh foot.
Man Found la Closet.
While be was being acrestad aad
searched, another suapoeeQ, Reyista
was found hiding in closet on the
rear of the lot. He -ocas arrested by
the rangers nnder Cant. ' John R.
Hughes, the deputy marshals having
no warrant for him. He is said to be
one of the men who went- to Arizona
recently to raise fnnds to conduct the
counter revolution. He was not thought
to be in the city at this time and no
warrant was issued for him until after
he was placed under arrest by the
Trinidad Loya gave himself up at
the federal building, tie Is thought her
the officers to have gone to Las Cruces
to securfa dynamite with which to maker
bombs to be used in the attack on Jua-
Tnoa T711 va ?J-k arha yxa a -ianiiu a
rivAriaiui Ktrc-at' hit h.pn nririm, mni
of machinery for bomb making and nip-
ries ror the bombs at the local Hard
Juan Hidalgo was arrested at 909
Bast Third street Saturday afternoon.
To Lead Juares Attack.
Juan Hidalgo, who was arrested on
Third street, was to have been the
leader of the attack on Juarez, lt is
said. He was active during the revo
lution led by Madero. until he was dis
armed at Guzman for alleged disloyal
ty. Jose Agullar lives on Tornillo street
and has been feeding a number of the
recruits to the cause. He Is also said
to be the bombmaker 'who was em
ployed to manufacture the explosives
for the revolution. An attempt was
made to get him at his house earlier
in the day, but It was unsuccessful, an
he was driving an express wagon r
May End the Trouble.
The wholesale arrest of the ring
leaders of the counter Reyista revolu
tion is believed to be the death blow
to the clandestine movement which was
organized on the American side of the
The case was carefully worked up
by special investigator L. E. Ross, as
sisted by detective Earley and Mr. Mo
Una Aolina Ls been in the employ
of the Madero government since the fall
of Juarez, and is one ur the best nat
ural detectives on the border. He ha
been shadowing the entire crowd oj
organizers since Garza Galan first came
to El Paso. He located each Of the
men and identified them one by one
Saturday when th roundup was start
ed. Molina has been keeping his gov
ernment posted as to the movements of
the plotters ajralnst the republic.
Several Rangers Help.
Capt. Hughes had in bis command
state rangers Charles Moore. Charles
Webster, w. L. Barbee. G. W. Colley
and ranger Robinson. The rangers were
mounted and Capt Hughes, deputy
marshal Rodgers, special Investigator
Ross and chief Molina rode in the big
ranger buckboard. They would drive
up to a house, the mounted men would
surround the house and the deputy
sheriffs and secret service men would
make the arrest
Guarded la Wagon-Yard.
As fast as they were arrested the
men were taken to the wagon yard on
Overland and Stanton streets, where
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DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS
DEFENCE MET HIS TERMS
IE IS 'MM TO IN INTEREST
OF SOCIETY TO ICCEPT 60ILTT PLEAS
Declares He Resisted Pressure TJntir Defence Agreed
to Admit Everything Darrow .Hopes For
Clemency For John McNamara, The
Probable Effect on the Los An
Loa Angeles, CaHf Dee. 2, Dbitrlet attorney John D. Fredericks gaTO
out today a fall aceesnt of the negotiations leading; vp to the pleas of jrallty
entered la the McSaraira brothers' murder trial. He declared that la aakiag
the agreeraeat irherehy James B. XcNaraara pleaded, gallty te Hiurder and
John J. McNamara pleaded guilty te dynamltiajr the Llewellyn -Iron Trerfcs.
coansel for the defeace came te his terras and that outside lafleenees Mi
(not prevail upon him.
Men of standing In the cammanlty, he said, had been "jpat agaisat hl"'
Ttith pleas that in the Interests of peace and society. James B. SfeSFamara
be alloTred te plead gallty and that the ease against-his brother. Jeha J ha
These pleas, he said, he still steadfastly rejected.
"I told them I rras not rHnalng society," he sM. "Seme of the men,
after talking It ever, expressed their vrllllngncM to let me handle the matter
In ray orrn Tray."
Fredericks declared that since Jaly he had had as offer from the de-
w feace to let James B. McXamara plead
DARROW MAKBS OFFER.
"A month ago, Darrotv and I irere talking la eoHrt half seriously ahoat
It. The cOBrt stepped proceedings, so we 9oIt,M he said. "That afteraeea
DarroTr came te see ate and made virtually the same offer and I refesed te
accept It." " i
"'If yea ever change year salad, let me kaoiT,' DarrOTT said, as he left.
1 never wlll, I replied."
"Then Darrow and Lincoln Stefflns $
got together and Steffens went down
"wn to get men to come to-Jne to urge
to agree to Darrow's proposal. The
matter was put to me. but I refused
-fto consider it, and thay did not urge
Two dajts later some of them gave
it and it was
practically the same thing."
It was at this juncture, district at
torney Fredericks says, he told them
he was not "running society."
"I said 1 knew I had the good3," he
continued, "and I didn't propose to he
down. I asked two or three others,
also of the same crowd, if they ti'ouirht
I'd made a mistake, and they told me
they thought the case was perfectly
safe In my hands Meanwhile, I had
talks with Darrow and Davis and stood
pat that both men must plead guilty.
The matter of punishment did not in
terest me. but I knew, and counsel for
the defence knew, that If J. J McNa
mara wanted to sae,the life of his
brother he could help by coming
Citizens Hold Meeting.
"On Wednesday night the citizens
had another meeting I knew all along
that the proposals were Darrow's and
I knew that 1 had the goods. Thurs
day one of them called me up and said
some of them might come to see me
" 'If you have any influence with
.them, tell them ttf run along and
attend to their own business. I said.
t and they didn't come. Darrow and
Davis came again and said they could
not get the Joint confession. I told
them that in that case I'd go ahead
with the trial and that I'd rather pro
ceed with it, anyhow.
Finally Accept Terras.
"Finally, they said they would take
my terms and both men pleaded guilty
xnat is tne nistory or tne negotia
tions." As to Bert H. Franklin, the defence's
investigator, arrested on a charge of
bribery. Fredericks said that the ter
mination of this case might make a
readjustment in counsel and said he
thought perhaps former governor
Henry T. Gage, as counsel for the de
fence, might drop out and be replaced
by attorney Davis.
MeXamara to Issue Statement.
"If they ask a continuance Monday
thev shall have It" he said. He said
he had not determined whether to rec
ommend clemency for the McNamaras,
but declared that James B MeXamara
would make a complete statement of
the affair to the world. This state
ment he said, might be given out the
day of sentence, which is next Tues
"day. v Money From "Witnesses.
Asked If it were true that the state
had obtained from prospective .wit
nesses money supposed to have been
given them in such quantities that the
total practically equaled the amount
of the, rewards offered by the c.ty.
state and county. In all about J50 000
Mr. Fredericks said it was "more or
less true "
Parole Laws May Help Thera.
Attorney Clarence S. Darrow de
clared that as the parole laws cov
ered the rases ot the McNamaras, John
J. McNamara might be out after serving-
a brief term. As for James B., with
a life imprisonment sentence, the situ
ation would be more difficult.
It was said today on good authority
WILL GO AFTER MEN
BACK OF M'NAMARAS
. New York, N. Y., Dec 2. 'iThe fight has only just
begun. This is only the first chapter. What we want to
find out now is who who were the men behind the Mc
Namaras, and this we propo';? to do."
This statement was made today by Walter Drew,
chief counsel for the National Erectors' association,
which employed William J. Burns and his detectives to
investigate the Los Angeles dynamiting case .
gallty te save John J. MeXamara.
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District Attorney Fredericks.
that John J. MeXamara probably would
tender his resignation as secretary
treasurer of the International Aseocl-'
ation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers immediately after sentence is
pronounced upon him Tuesday.
With regard to the disposition of un- .
used funds for the McNamara defence.'
rtttle could be learned today. A large
part of the $190,000 in the fnnd is said;
to have been spent in preparing the,
case. A shortage of funds to carry onj
a vigorous defence was one of the fae-'
tors that led to its quick conclusion,
according to one of the attorneys.
Darro-rr Is Disheartened.
Fatigued and worn, his face deeply
lined and pale, Clarence S. Darrow,
veteran of many legal battles In which
labor has been involved, arose today
a disheartened man. He read the com
ments af labor leaders throughout the
country on the pleas of guilty entered
yesterday bv both James B. McNamara
and John J McNamara, secretary-treasurer
of the International Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers.
He declared that this was not rha
time to make explanations, that the
sentence on both prisoners had not yet
been passed, but that labor leaders
would understand In. due course that
the procedure yesterday was the only
solutton of a vexatious problem that
had worried him for months.
"I cannot talk about lt now," Darrow
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