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Monday Evening, June 17, 1912 14 Pages TWO SRCTTONS TODAT. I ASSOCIATED PRESS Leasea Wire WEATHER PORBOtfT. Probably showers tonight or THEODORE ROOSEVELT PLANS TQ STQRHI THE GONVENTIO R00S1LT TO ml THE DELEGATES The Plans of His Forces Are Clearly Laid to "Walk Away "With It in a Rush. MAY NOMINATE HIM THE FIRST THING- Chicago. Ill, June 17. Roosevelt and Taft leaders, after a practically sleep less night, today staked final hands in their bitter struggle, with less than 24 hours before the gavel falls at the Colt bcum foi tne tormal opening of the Re publican national convention tomorrow. Prominent men from many states ere subjected to conference room interviews of a type known in ponce circles as the "'third degree." leaders whVse lives have been spent in the "game" brought into play every artifice known to modern politics in their almost frantic efforts to win the balance to CoL Roosevelt or to president TafL Men who doggedly stood their ground were told what might happen to them, not only this jear or next, but four years from now, unless they agreed to the program mapped out by the lead ers. It was no place for the weak. Keen ejes and trained ears searched for the first feigns of panic or a break at any point, and as the lines were tightened to the last notch, those who appeared to waver een in slignt degree, were subjected to a merciless fire. Running through it all was the con stantly recurring fact of the presence of CoL Roosevelt himself leading his own fight. It was a question for final analysis is the day wore on whether the Re publican party is bigger than its con reling bocb . the national committee, or Jigger than any individual candidate. The Situation. In brief, the situation is whether the Republican "elephant" will respond to the vigorous directions of either of two drivers, one ordering it to the left and the other commanding it to turn to the right or whether it will twist its trunk about each of the drivers and hurl them aside, to go its own way. There were indications today that the last contin gency is not at all impossible. In this connection it became appar ent that the division of delegates be tween Col. Roosevelt and president Taft on the question of the nomination does not hold on any other question-to come before the convention. This was shown plainly by the attitude of the Virginia delegation. Although practic ally all for the nomination of president Taft, nine of the Virginia delegates de clared that they would vote to overrule the action of the national committee in seating Taft delegates over Roosevelt delegates from California, Texas and Washington. This sentiment among arriving dele gates was seized upon quickly by CoL Roosevelt and his advisors. The Roosevelt managers purpose to focus the fight the minute the conven tion has been called to order, by pre cipitating a roll call in which only those delegates whose seats are undebated by CoL Roosevelt shall vote. Roosevelt Not to Belt. Out of all the jumbled up claims and counter claims, reports of a "break" to Roosevelt from the Taft ranks and a statement by the Taft managers that CoL Roosevelt's attempts to "steal" their delegates had met -with failure, there comes the nnk statement by Roosevelt leaders tfiat regardless of what the final round up of delegates may show, CoL Roosevelt will leave Chicago a nominee for president. There will be no bolt they say, but if there is an attempt to make perma nent the temporary roll reported by the national committee, the Roosevelt dele gates may take the matter in their own hands, nominate Mr. Roosevelt in the coliseum and claim for him the regu larity of the Republican party. Senator Borah, talked of as the Roosevelt candidate for temporary chairman, discounted all talk of a bolt. "Personally. I do not believe there is any chance of a third party or a bolt," he said. "History shows con clusively that no successful party ever was born under such auspices. It would be created half formed and would go into the fight with the likeli hood of its parent weighting it down." Others among the Roosevelt support ers said there would be no occasion for a "rump" convention or for a "con vention within a convention." in the coliseum. They base their claim upon reported desertions among the Taft delegates and the belief that CoL Roosevelt would control the situation in the convention proper. The situation continues to hinge on the action of some southern delega tions. They appear to hold the bal ance of power. Roosevelt Piano Dead. The Roosevelt plans for the fight have been finally adopted at a con ference of the Roosevelt leaders under the direction of the colonel himself. The Roosevelt supporters bave deter mined that the convention shall not be organized with the contested delegates seated by the national committee and to this eno they have determined to demand a roll call on the first proposi tion that comes up. This undoubtedly will come on the right of governor Johnson of California to cast the 26 votes of that state on the question of temporary chairman. This right will be questioned by the two Taft delegates from the fourth district. Then will come the action which the Roosevelt leaders have nlanned. They will move that the temporary roll call as made by the national committee be rejected and that a substitute roll to be prepared by the Roosevelt leaders, be adopted. This roll will include the 70 to 80 delegates that Col. Roosevelt claims were stolen from him and that would be sufficient to give the Roosevelt forces control of the convention. A Revolutionary Plan. T'nder this plan of procedure sub mitting the contests to the convention en bloc none of the delegates affected could vote Under customary rules, passing upon the contests state by state, one contested state might pass upon the right of another after the first had been seated. The Roosevelt plan is revolutionarj It will be bitterly opposed b the Taft leaders but it will serve the purpose of bringing the fight quickly to the front and this is what the Roosevelt leaders desire. It is not believed th.it Victor Rosewater, chair man of the national committee, who will -all the convention to 'order, will 'Continued on page two.) MUSTHE INTO 01. OP Letter of "Warning Is Sent to the Rebels by Col. E. Z. Steever; Orozco Answers. v PROTESTS AT THE . MADERO ACTIVITY Letters exchanged between Col. E. Z. Steever, commanding the United States border guard, and CoL Pascual Orozco, commanding the rebel troops in Juarez, relative to firing into American territory in case of another engagement in Juarez, have been made public by the Juarez authorities. Col. Steever in his communication, informs the rebels that no shooting into American territory can be tolerated. Col. Orozco in replying says that he will try to respect the order, but will not promise to do it if Maderist troops cross from this side; he protests vigor ously at the action of -the United States in permitting the activities of the " bunch of mercenary Maderlstas" on American soiL The two letters fol lows. Headquarters Patrol District of El Fort Bliss, Texas, June 12, 1912. To the commanding officer. Revolutionary forces in the neighbor hood of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mex., Sir: Pursuant to the instructions of the president of the United States, communicated to me by the honorable, the secretary of war, I have the honor to inform you that in case of any en gagement or encounter in the vicinity of Ciodad Juarez or other points along the international boundry between the forces of your" command or any part thereof, and the Mexican federal troops, you must so conduct operations as not to bring any part of the' terri tory of the United States under your fire. The use of bullets, shells, shrapnel, bombs, or other projectiles or explos ives by either of the contending Mexi can forces in such a maner as to en danger life or property within the lim its of the United States, cannot be per mitted. Very respectfully, E. Z. Steever, Colonel Fourth Cavalry. Commanding. Cel. Ore-zee's Reply. Cuartel General, en Ciudad Juarez, June 14. 1912. To the commander of the Fourth regi ment of cavalry, Cuartel General of El Paso, Ft. Bliss: Sir: Although certain Mexican and foreign press, through ignorance or bad faith, take pleasure in insulting us and defaming us, we will continue our course towards obtaining the suc cess of our cause of liberty or toward the death without possibility of deten tion and unafraid of anything. We do not recognize the government of Madero because of his injustice, in ability and lack of fulfilling his prom ises. This reproving of the Madero govern ment created the present revolution which is nothing else than the continu ation of the revolution of 1910. Although the American government, trampling ostensibly the neutrality laws, orders you to sustain with all ef ficacy that "bunch of mercenary Mad erlstas" that are acting in El Paso, I assure that we will try in every pos sible way to meet the conditions of your communication dated the 12th of the present month, but without prom ising to do it in case the American au thorities sanction, the passing to this side of the Maderista troops that pub licly are being organized in that city under the direction of the citizen, En rique -C. Uorente, Hoping that your communcation has also been sent to the Maderista forces, I take this opportunity to present to you assurances of my most distin guished consideration and respect. Pascual Orozco. REBELS EXECUTE THREE AT MADERA Rebel Captain Dies and All Saloons Are Ordered Closed Up. Madera, Mexico. June 17. Three Mexican residents were executed today b rebel soldiers because one of the trio was alleged to have attacked a member of the insurrecto garrison here. Quiet prevails here, but the advance of federals in this direction is anticipated. Capt. Cristobal Amaya, commander ot the rebel garrison here, died Sun day of too much drink, and as a cor sequence all saloons have been ord red closed. The garrison of insurrtctos l'ere is one of the few remaining on the Mexican North Western. mot -,' the stations being evacuated because of the reported approach of larg" fed eral columns from Sonora. Bands of government troops "toproj a freight train today several mih . o t of here and took several sacks or c I 1 ore, sending ba'-k word to toe rt bcls i tc come out and recover theni if th I chose. The rebels suspecting an sm ! burh refused to accent the chalk rrr. No other disturbances were reported to day north or south of here along ;h Mexican North Western. FEDERAL GENERALS GATHER INEL PASO Rumors Follow Reported Presence of Blanco, Gari baldi. Saiijines and Others! There is something In the wind which is blowing around the Mexican consulate on North Oregon street Gen. ; Jose de la Luz Blanco, commander of the Sonora reaerals. was here Sunday afternoon in spite of the fact that he was reported at the consulate to have left Saturday. Giuseppi Garibaldi, who has been recruiting a force near Mocte zuma, Sonora, left Sunday evening for Douglas after being here two days. Gen. Sanjines. commander of the fed erals at and near Ojinaga. is reported to be In Kl Paso for a secret conference with the Mexican consul Although nothing: has been given oat at the con sulate regarding his presence here, the report is that he is staying on South Santa Fe street and has held a tContlnued on Pase 5.) SKIRMISHING SOOTH OF BflCHlMBA Rebel and Federal Van guards Meet and Fight "With But Slight Losses. ORDER FOR MINE OWNERS TO PAY TAX Chihuahua, Mexico, June 17. V sec ond skirmish occurred during the night between scouting parties of federals and rebels at La Cruz, below Bachimba Oen. Salazar reported today to Gen. Orozco that a detachment of his men under Col. Rojas had repulsed a con siderable force of federals. Fighting Continues. Fighting along the Concho rier, near La Cruz, 95 miles south of here, was resumed at noon today. Gen. Sala zar has almost 2000 rebels engaged. and the federal strength 4s estimated at about the same number. Both sides will e reenforced and the engagement may become the long expected battle between the main bodies of both armies. Skirmishing Sunday between the out posts' of the main bodies of federals and rebels at La Cruz, 50 miles south of Bachimba. the rebel stronghold, re sulted in a loss to the government of 12 and the rebels two dead, according to report to Gen. Orozco. The rebels were commanded by Gen. del Toro and. though details of the fighting are few, the significance of the action is that the rebels have deter mined to make Gen. Huerta, the fed eral commander, fight every inch of bis 'way north toward Bachimba. Owners of mines in the territory under revolutionary control, among which are many American and British interests, have been ordered to pay their back taxes lest their property be forfeited to the rebel government. A few mine owners had refused to pay tbeir taxes to the rebels, declaring the money was legally due the constituted government In Mexico City. MRS. OROZCO IS NOW IN EL PASO Wife of Rebel General Mexico Crosses to El of ' -Paso af Mrs. Pascual Orozco, wife of the rebel general, was refttaed admittance to the-United States at the. Santa Fe bridge by United States immigration officers Sunday night. She -was cross ing in a buggy when she was, turned back. Her identity was not known by the immigration men as she gave a fictitious name. After being refused admittance at the Santa Fe bridge, she went to the Stan ton street bridge, where she was al lowed to cross. She is now in Bl Paso. This disposes of the fairy stories that she had gone east with Orozco's money, to bank it there. She is expected to go east, however, as that was the statement when she first came to Juarez several days ago. REBEL GARRISON SENT TO HUSTILLOS. WEST OK CHIHUAHUA Bustillos, Mexico, June 17. Seventy five rebels arrived here today from the city of Chihuahua, 60 miles southeast of here, to garrison this place and scout the district along the Mexican Nortn Western railroad for the approach of any federals, reported to be attempting a flank movement from the west oc Chihuahua and Bachimba. Big Pearson Plant Box Factory Luncheon Given To I -mm wmm mm warn mm warn mm esk yOiS Wnsmri TtTfiT ttWifmfTVUmlSSimAn m&tMmEXms?&'stZmZr Ltf&nSiMiZ&Sa&zXSS&t 'SitrSjP mHHHBSH KB61lfe81!illl rHHBi!iiriaelsSf'fli -r tl'liPirKrirfys s m rww Mrfyvfeft 16BiBErfep'wPlgHPHMMBI PHOTO Peach and apple boxes are being manufactured at the Pearson plant as fast as a noun' dog csatt. Monday morning the-ox factory started its first unit for a continuous commciaI run and white Madera pine is beinj; cut into box lengths and worked as fast as the rapidly running saws, resaws, plancis and nailing ma chines can turn out the finished pro duct A test run of the machines was made Saturday and he stock for box making sawed while the saws were tested bv the expert millwrights. The day shift Prominent Figures In e Vice President Sherman, left, and Sena tor Albert Cummins. It is generally believed that, if no minated, president Taft would preier "Sunn- Jim" Sherman as a running m ate t any other of the Republicans who have been mentioned for the vice presid ency.. Senator Cummins, the insurgent leader of Iowa, is himself a candidate for president. STRONG DENUNCIATION OF TAFTITES' FRAUD Chicaen. 2M Jim Mi Members and members elect of Che Republican na tional committee and four state com mittee enairmfen, 13 in all. In a public, statement today,, d'enoenced the aqtlort of the national committee in. making5 up the temporary roll call of 'the na-, tional convention. Among the -protestants were Walter F. Brown, charanian of the Ohio state' committee: Wm. Allen White, national! committeeman elect of Kansas; Meyer. Lissner. chairman of the California Re publican state committee and -national committeeman elect. Their statement follows: "We denounce the fraud, by which the discredited majority of the Republican national committee has maae up a temporary roll of the the national con vention, and we deny the right of the committee to make a roll that might result in a nomination that is effected by dishonesty and trickery. We de- ; sire to serve notice on the committee and on 'toe convention that the rank, and file of our party never has per mitted dishonesty in the party ma-1 SHOWING PROGRESS ON PEARSON started the first part of the week, but a nljrht force will be added as soon as the electric lights can be strung. As rapidly as the remainder of the mill is completed it will be put in operation, as the company has a large number of or ders on its books and more coming in from the sales department. As an informal celebration of the opening of El Paso's biggest milling en terprise, the officers of the EI Paso Milling companj entertained the city council, the president of the chamber of commerce and other citizen. The luncheon was held at the Sheldon hotel at l-3o Monday afternoon. After It Political Arena .- "Chinery to be a test of party regular ity." ' Nebraska Repudiates Itoscvrntcr. At the 'caucus of the Nebraska dele gation it was unanimously agreed that strong restjuriows shoakf.be passed in cendenpation of Victor Rosewater for bis action as chairman of the national contest cases. The condemnation resolutions di rected against Mr. Rosewater were signed by the entire IS delegates. "The Republicans of Nebraska have been-vhumlliated," they state, "by the actions of our national committee man, Victor Rosewater, who has been personally repudiated by the Repub licans of our state and who did not represent the "wishes or the voice of the Republican party of Nebraska in the deliberations of the national commit tee. "we condemn and repudiate In the strongest terms his actions and here by demand. In the name of the Repub lican party of our state, that he change his attitude." There was a brisk fight In the cau cus against the adoption of more bit ter resolutions and the foregoing were accepted as a compromise. After they were agreed to. Mr. Rosewater's friends signed with the others. Starts; Celebrate Event PLWT was served, the guests were taken i through the plant and shown the extent I of the big enterprise by the officers. Those a ho attended the luncheon were Mayor C. K. Kelb. W. S. Clayton. ' president of the chamber of commerce, J G. McNary. president of the chamber of commerce board which raised the bonus, aldermen Percv McGhee. S. Blu menthal and J. I. Hewitt; C. M. New man W W Turne. 11. C. Ferris, T. R. Hs.-n. Winchester Coo lev. H. D. Slater. H. J. Simmons, W. H. Kurges. Thomas O'Keeffe. Robert Krakauer. T. E. Her zog. T. C, Herr. P. C. Thede. E. L. Com mons, A. L. Lathrop. TROUBLE IS FEARED WHEN REPUBLICAN DELEGATES MEET ADDITIONAL POLICE PROTECTION HAS BEEN ASKED FOR BY THE TAFT FORCES Roosevelt Selects His Leaders and Prepares to Make the Battle of His Political Life RooseveltvLeaders Confer With All State Delegations and Plan for Quick Action When National Convention Meets. Chicago, III., June 1 7. Third candidate talk continued m many quar ters today. The name of justice Hughes was proraiDent in this discussion. Champions of senator LaFollette and senator Cummins said they saw much to favor their candidates in the extremely tense Taft-Roosevek fight. Fully aware of the gravity of the Roosevelt plans to capture the conven tion, the Taft managers and members of the national committee favorable to the president held continued councils to evolve methods of blocking the scheme. Fears for the order of the convention were freely expressed. Officers in charge of the convention management extended the police arrangements and the sergeants at arms were given emergency instructions. Excitement at the headquarters of both sides and the hotels increased throughout the day and hi some quarters cky detectives and policemen were needed to prevent personal clashes. The day was the most exciting that has preceded the opening of a Re publican national convention in many years. Caucuses of state delegations came in an avalanche as there had been but few caucuses until today. Col. Roosevelt arranged for a reception this afternoon at which he hoped to meet every one of the 1078 delegates to the convention. Tonight at the Auditorium theater he will be the principal figure at a large raas meeting of Roosevelt followers. Early today senator Borah, of Idaho, definitely was selected as the choice of the Roosevelt forces for temporary chairman. Governor Hadley, of Missouri, was chosen as floor leader for the Roose velt organization. In addition to two candidates for temporary chairmanship, the Taft and Roosevelt forces prepared two distinct platforms. James R. Garfield, in discussing the platform to be submitted by the Roose velt organization, declared that k would be progressive throughout, but that the subject of the recall would be left to the individual states. A. Piatt Andrew, assistant secretary of the treasury, arrived with the financial plank for the Taft platform. Personally, he said he was satisfied with the Rochester plank Iju? that others seemed to think that this should be amplified in the national platform. The Taft forces announced that senator Clarence Clark, of Wyoming, had been agreed upon for chairman of the committee on rules and that congress man Olmsted of Pennsylvania has been selected as parliamentarian. There were no changes announced- m regard to the other committee places. In response to continued claims of accessions by Roosevelt among the southern delegates, director McKinley of the Taft forces issued today a state ment asserting that the Taft lines were holding firmly and that Roosevek had succeeded in securing only two southern delegates. A statement by governor Frear of Hawaii, denying rumors that the Hawaiian delegation would not be for president Taft was given out at the Taft headquarters. ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS (TAFT) DELEGATES HOLD CAUCUSES Chicago, III., Jrine 17. The Roosevelt leaders caucused with many of the state delegations today previous to the general caucus of the fuil delegations. Twenty of Missouri's 36 delegates who are for Roosevelt conferred with Roosevelt lead ers and determined to stand by the Roosevelt program through thick and thin. They named Walter S. Dickey chairman of the delegation, Thomas K. Neidringhaus for national committeeman in place of secretary Nasrel: governor Hadley for committee on resilutions; Jesse Tollerton, crecntats committee, and Charles Rendlan for permanent or ganization. Ohio delegates authorized A. L. Gard ford of Elyria, to cast 34 of Ohio's 43 votes for Roosevelt on all propositions in the program of the Roosevelt forces. New Mexico Caucus Selections. Caucus results in the Xew Mexico dele- i gation gave the permanent organization L-viuiuii3uip tlf JL. J3i. vauwu; rules auu order, Gregory Page; credentials, Hugo Sea'borg; platform and resolutions, H. 0. Bursuni; national commHtee, Solomon Luna; to notify presidential nominee, T. M. Cunningham: to notify vice presiden tial nominee, V. D. Murray. AH bat H. O. Bursum are Taft men. Texas and Arizona Caacuses. Results in the caucus of the Texas (Taft) delegation were: John E. Elgin for permanent organization: rules and or rfer of business, P. E. Baer; credentials, ('. A. Warnken; platform and resilutions, W. M. McDonald ( "Gooseneck Bill") ; na tional committee, H. 1. McGregor. Arizona in caucus endorsed a plan for more liberal irrigation policies and se lected Dr. F. T. Wnght for permanent organization; tor rules and order of busi ness. Dr. F. T. Wright; credentials, Rob ert E. Morrison; platform and resolu tions. James T. Williams, jr., national committee. Ralph H. Cameron. Refuses to Be Bound. The Oklahoma delegation today rec ognized the pc-.-.ibiI)n ot a bolt and in caucus, by a ote of IS to 2. defeated a resolution binding itself to support the Frank Carpenter to Tell Of Uncle Sam's Big Store It k not generally known that the government k running a great cooperative srore where it sells meats, butter and eggs by the millions of pounds. The sales last year brought in over $6,000,000 and the merchandise was bought first-hand from all over the world. How this business is handled is described in a letter by Frank G. Carpenter which will be published in the Week End El Paso Herald. nominee of the convention for president and viee president. WBATIIBR FOR8ACST AND PORBCAST OP POLITICIANS Chicago, 11L, June 17. The United States weather bureau arose to the occasion today and issuer as a supplement to its regular forecast a "special fore cast for convention week." With the development of a cool high area in the north west," said the weather man. "the indications are favorable for generally fair and compar atively cool weather in Chi cago for three or four days." Political prophets issued a forecast of their own in the following bulletin - "Forecast Area of great ex citement centering tonight at the Auditorium and extending tomorrow to the Coliseum with low barometric pressure and indication of violent storm Air waves general through the week over a heated substrata. Look ont for tornadoes." $ 4- S--i"5' 4 a KKIKS'S BAAU TU UIVK CONCKRT THURSDAY KtKXTVG. Kajo Reyes's band will give a concert in Cleveland square Thursday evening, from 7.30 to 9.30 "in honor of the American and Mexican women residents of f El Paso." according to the an- nouncement- of the gallant 4 young leader of the boys' band The program will be announced later in tne weeK. -fr EI. PASO RAILROAD MAY fKILLKD INDER A TRAIN" Madera, Chihuahua. June 17. A man known as Fred Dean, former resident of Juarez and El Paso, threw himself vnder a switch engine in the North Western jards Sunday morning. Hit, head was severad from his body. Dean tv as a cook but out of work for se -eral weeks because of ill health and he was despondent.