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Monday Evening,
January 6, 1913 10 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair tonight; colder. Tuesday,
Fair: -warmer.
Asks "What About Grime
of Organized Capital?"
Addressing Congress.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 6. Answer
ingcriticism aimed at the American
1 : deration of Labor, Samuel Gompers
'di addressed the subcommittee of
the judiciary of the senate in favor of
int Clayton anti-injunction and con
umpt bills. He said:
If ever the time shall come when
ri erament by dynamite shall be at
. . mpted lef us hope and work that it
ji. Tcr win it will have as its mam
tause the theory and policy upon which
is based government by injunction."
Closing his statement, which included
2'i assault on employers' and manu
i ntuiers' associations, particularly the
1 nited States Steel corporation and the
National Erectors' association, Gompers
i clared thPt organized labor would not
i pudiate th iron workers and "leave
i 'i m helpl ss at the mercy of organ
j'tj capital ..id insatiable, uncurbed
j. U lor jmii(r '
dompeis said organized labor felt
i nlv "the terrible consequences of
! Indianapolis trials." He continued:
But wh.it of the conspiracy of or
Kimzid caj-itol a conspiracy to mur
ci - the lib rt of toilers, to tear from
m the means of protection by which
Uip have bettered their condition'' Is
r r such a conspiracy sufficiently
.tardlj to incur some odium? Should
sub. conspirators be accorded nothing
but honor, power and respectability?"
Gompers defended the American Fed
c'ation as a force for betterment of
onditions and resented attacks upon it
net. the beginning of the dvnamite
t ise
Anions Adopt Resolutions.
Chicago, 11L, Jan. 6. Resolutions
adopted Sundav b the Chicago Feder
ation of Labor condemned the entire
jrocedure by which 33 labor leaders
vcre convicted in Indianapolis of par
ticipation in a nation-wide "dynamite
t onspiracy." Federal judge Albert B.
-nderson, the government agents and
the jury were included in the sweep
ing condemnation, which the conserva
tive element in the organization vainly
Principal among the statements in
the resolutions were the following:
' Prosecution of the union leaders
was based on 'trumped up charges.'
'Judge Anderson was partial in
favor of the prosecution.
"The jury was nrejudiced against the
defendants and was influenced ty gov
ernment agents.
"The case was an attempt of tie
Government to crush orjmnlzed' labor
r 'railroading' its chiefs."
The full text of the resolutions was
Sot given out
"Union uuor .-ot on -i-riai."
The resolutions did not go through
without a -ght Edwin fc "Wright.
president of the Illinois State Feder
ation of Labor, begged the delegates
to "look before they leaped."
"There is no need for haste." he said.
Organized labor was not on trial at
Indianapolis Organised labor does not
appiove of the acts of violence of
which these men are charged."
John Fitzpatnck. president, and Ed
ward Nockels. secretary of the feder
ati were leaders of the fight for the
Tro resolutions pledge the loyalty of
the federation and its affiliated unions
to the convicted men. An assessment
of five cents per capita to -raise a fund
of about $400 for the assistance of the
tnnvicted men's families was planned.
Unions' Pnt Vp Bonds.
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 6. As an im
mediate step toward procuring bail for
the 32 members of the International
ssociation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Workers now in the federal prison
at Leavenworth. Kans.. J. E. McClory.
.acting secretary-treasurer of the union.
Las gone to Leavenworth, taking with
him blank bond applications. McClory
did not discuss his plans other than to
say that he was taking blanks to the
prisoners for their signatures.
McClory intimated, however, that
practically sufficient money or securi
ties had been pledged to obtain the re
1( ase of all the prisoners except Hock
in who has announced that he will
tii ike no appeal. The funds hav.e been
raised principally among labor unions.
and ,Jt is believed that the imprisoned
iron workers will be released this week.
McManigal In Los i.Yngcles.
Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 6. Ortie E.
McManigal. the confessed dynamiter
srd principal witness against the 38
iinion labor officials recently con
i if ted at Indianapolis of having en
gaged in a nation-wide conspiracy to
tnsport explosives illegally, has
jj-ned in Los Angeles from the In
c.ina citj.
McManigal who was "lent" to the
government by Los Angeles county,
w?s hurried from the train to the
tountv jail, where he was placed m
the same cell he had previously occu
li. d
I' was stated by officials that Mc
Manigal would be the principal wlt
jiess at the trial in this city of Anton
-lohannsen, a union labor official if
hm Francisco, who. with Olaf A. Tvei
noe and E A Clancy, of San Fran
ce i o, and .1 K. Munsey, of Salt Lake
fit- was charged in three grand jury
lnfin tments. returned here a vear ago,
with having been a party to the dyna
n iting
The johannsen case will come up
In the federal tourt here Jan 13. The
. hnrces against the other three, now
in i he federal penitentiary at Leaven
vnrth Kans. probably will receive
snrro official attention at that time.
it is said that McManigal hopes to
T freed af if r he has testified in the
J.thannSfn ase and that his plans for
the future in' 1. ile the possibility of
a position a' a detective.
SS HE IS "tt.VSTr:!) FOR
Spokane. W ash . Jan After walk
ing the stref t- most of the mglit, A. J.
Stenzel asked a policeman to take him
into custody F".ng that he was want
ed in Galvef-ton. Tex , for an embezzle
ment of J5800 from the Citizens' Na
tional Bank of Galveston, of which he
asserted he was assistant cashier.
.Vt the police station Stenzel said he
1, ft Galveston a vear ago last Nw
vr's eve. He said he had spent up
wards of $4060 of the money with
which he had intended to have his wife
and daughter join, him somewhere in
the northwest to start life anew.
Stenzel attributed his downfall to
s'ock gambling.
Chicago. IlL, Jan. 6. Detectives
searching this city fofthe automobile
bandits, whose raids have terrorized
Citizens captured three men from De
troit who they assert are members of
the raiders. A fourth man. also from
Detroit overpowered the detective who
had him in custody, and escaped
The men under arrest are Albert
r barest also known as Dubois James
Mitchell, a chauffeur, and Charles Mc
Veff The man who escaped is Hubert
;-attlitt Charest and Cattlitt were
.'nnfd on the street b- detectives P,e-
,,wi black jack, skeleton kes,
wl1- - jt .... .l "Aft r9Pl.
asrts were found on tb
Chemical Schedule, Which
Now Eaises $12,000,000, Is
Considered First.
Washington, D. C, Jan. . Demo
cratic revision of the tariff actually
got under way today when the house
ways and means committee began hear
ings which will be the basis of the
new tariff-bill of the next congress, to
repeal the Payne- Aldrich law.
The hearing was on schedule! "A,"
the chemical schedule. The committee
plans to go down through the list
taking a new schedule every other Jay
until all have been covered.
The first witness today was Henry
Howard, of New York, representing
the Manufacturing Chemists' associa
tion. He contended that the committee
should delegate the whole question of
the chemical schedule to a subcommit
tee for expert investigation. He fa
vored a non-partisan committee.
Plan Kxlra Session in March.
The method of revision is a point
rjo,t yet settled fully by the Demo
cratic leaders and president elect Wil
son. It is known that reduced duties
on chemicals, metals, cotton and wool
en goods will follow closely the stand
ard fixed by the bills which have passed
the Democratic house in the last two
years, none of whieh has become law.
The facts to be brought out at the
public hearings may result in impor
tant modifications of the big reduc
tions the house has put into some of
the bills of the last two years.
Urged by Democratic leader Under
wood, speaker Champ Clark and other
Democrats, president elect Wilson is
expected to set the date for the con
vening of the extra session about
March 15.
-Chemical Schedule Nets $12,000,000.
While the Democratic tariff is to be
based on the revenue needed to run
the government it is updurstood fully
that the probable result upon important
American industries will b2 taken .into
consideration in reducing any cf the
present protective tariff rates.
The chemical schedule, considered to
day, raises over fl2,090,u00 :n re.enue,
or about four percent of the total re
ceived from the tariff. The chemical
bill, as framed by the Democratic
house last session, would increase this
amount about $3,800,090, according to
representative Underwood's estimates.
New schedules of the tariff law will
be taken up for hearings each Monday.
"Wednesday and Friday until January
31, when the sessions will clone with a
hearing on the free list the administra
tive features, and miscellaneous por-
1 Figure OriFncome Tax.
An Important factor in the prepar- -attorn?
for the work of revision is the
halief of Democratic leaders that be
fore the extra session is called enough
states will have ratified the income tax
to enable congress to pass an mtoroe
tax law, supplanting both tiie presetit
corporation tax and the proposed ex
ej law. Such an income tax, the
Democrats estimate, woulfi supply from
$80,000,000 to $100,000,000 of the gov
ernment revenue.
The house,, "money trust" invest!- I
gating committee resumed its hearings I
today. , J
t Notice of contest against the reelec
tion of representative Harrison, of New ,
York, was filed.
Federal Corporation Board. i
Senator Bristow, of Kansas, present- 1
ed to the senate a proposal for an in- 1
dustrial commission of seven members .
to take over the work -I tne oureaa
of corporations and exercise control
over all persons, firms or corporations
doing an interstate business with gross
receipts of more than $5,000,000 per
year. Explaining the bill to the sen
ate, he said that it proposed to create
a twvfv similar to the interstate com
merce" commission, to have the same i
power over industrial concerns that the j
"The nurnose is to protect the peo
ple with some degree of promptness 1
from the extortionate practices ui yu
erful corporations without destroying
the business they represent" he said.
fit,,. Hawi1nllnn TTnllft-
Chairman Clapp, of the senate com-
mittee investigating campaign iunas,
failed again to have his committee au
thorized to investigate the presidential
campaign of 1912. Senator Oliver's ob
jection that the Clapp resolution should
be referred to the committee on contin
gent expenses, because it involved ex
penditure of money, was sustaind.
Miami, Fla., Jan. 6. William G. Rock
efeller, wanted as a witness before the
Pujo money trust investigating com
mittee, is a guest at Nassau, Bahama
islands, according to persons arriving
here from the island today. Statements
by steamship officials were to the ef
fect that Mr. ; Rockefeller sailed from
Miami on the' steamer Miami last
Thursdav after arriving here from
Palm Beach in the private car of presi
dent Parrott of the Florida East Coast
railroad. A
New York, N. Y., Jan. 6. The New
York Times says.
The governors of the stock exchange
have all but definitely abandoned the
idea of issuing a statement in defence
of exchange practices, and instead will
turn their attention to corrspondiny
evils which admittedly exist
The movement for reform was an
outgrowth of the proposal that a
statement should be issued in reply to
the criticisms expressed or implied in
the line of examination followed oy
Samuel Untermyer at the recent hear
ings before the Pujb committee. For-
i....... r fh. itTphanfrp nil.
mitted that manipulation and wabh
' sales should be stopped, and that much
of the t.anactlons represented "pure
s-ambling '
Going shopping with his wife, catch
ing a pickpocket and recovering two
watches, was the experience of Ed Me
bus Saturday afternoon. Mr. Mebus
and his wife were in a store on Mesa
avenue when Mrs. Mebus missed her
watch out of her hand bag. She in
formed Mr. Mebus of the loss. Turning,
she saw a Mexican in the, act of leaving
the store and told Mr. Mebus that the
Mexican was the one who had taken
her watch When the Mexican refused
to stop, after he had been ordered to
do so, Mr Mebus drew his pistol. The
act had the desired effect In addition
to Mrs Mebus' s watch another watch
with the initials. L D." engraved on j
tne nacK, was taxen irom the Mexican.
Mr 'Mebus held his prisoner until the
patrol arrived The man was docketed
I at tin police station as Manuel Gon
i alf and a f liarare of thfft from the
j person was pl.ued opposite hi name.
Newspapers of His Capital
Criticise Him War Situ
ation Unimproved.
Mexico City. Ilex., Jan. 6. Some of
the more sensational newspapers print
strong criticism of the Madero admin
istration, charging incompetency.
The government points to the cam
paign which Col. Barron has been car
rying on in the states of Guanajuato
and Michoacan as evidence of the im
provement lu the general situation.
Improvement in other regions is
Skirmishes between the federals and
rebels occur almost daily; many ranches
have been raided and towns sacked,
while villages friendly to the rebels
have been destroyed by the federals and
summary executions of prisoners con
tinue. Dr. Vasquei Gomez Arrested.
Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez, former
minister of education, was arrested
Sunday on a court order and now is
held incomunicado at police head
quarters. He will be given an examina
tion in connection with a charge of re
bellion. His home was searched and
old documents belonging to his brother,
Emilio Vasquez Gomez, were found, but
it is said that nothing incriminating
against Dr. Gomez was discovered. The
government is reticent as to the char
acter of the information leading to the
Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez was
head of the Mexican rebel agency at
Washington during the Madero revo
lution, but he afterwards broke with
the Madero family, was defeated by
Madero for the vice presidency and re
tired to private life. Prior to Madero's
revolt Dr. Vasquez Gomez was the
nominee for vice president on Madero's
ticket Dr. Vasquez Gomez repre
sented Madero in the peace negotiations
at El Paso in May, 1911.
"Wilson, Back In Mexico.
Anticipating"arly developments in
the relations between the United States
and Mexico, the keenest interest was
shown by Mexicans in the return here
Sunday of the American ambassador.
Henry Lane Wilson. The ambassador
was besieged by reporters at Veracruz
and on his arrival at the capital, but
was uncommunicative.
Denial is made by the government
that Francisco Carbajal. president of
the supreme court has been appointed
to succeed ilanuel Calero as ambassador
to the Unitea States.
Big Properties In Mexico Face Serious !
Situation Rebels Burn a Train on I
- "Worth. Western Road.
.The sli Guggenheim smelters and J
mining piauis iu jiuniterii jicaiuu aic in
imminent danger of shutdowns for lavk
of fuel, caused by the rebels' activity
in interrupting railway traffic and the
strike of National Railways employes.
All but the Chihuahua smelter face
closing down within a week, which
would throw thousands of men out of
work and create a condition believed
more critical than either strikes or
revolts. The Torreon smelter is re
ported closed now.
Embargo Hinders Operations.
The National railways embargo only
applies to merchandise of a perishable
character and livestock, say the latest
advices from the company headquar
ters at Mexico City. This will admit
ooal and coke and building material,
but at the owner's risk.
Afraid to Send Can. to Mexico.
Only one American railway, the santa
Fe, it is said, will permit its coal cars
to enter Mexico. Coal from other lines
must be transferred at El Paso to Mex
ican Central equipment
Representatives at Washington of
two Mexican mining companies today
telegraphed the mine managers to send
out at once all American women and
children. The cause of the apprehen
sion is not explained.
Rebels Burn a Train.
Damage done Friday to the Mexico
North Western railway, between Pear-
ann anil Wadeim tpoc -mnrt than ot flrtt
reported. The ' rebels burned many J
bridges, destroyed the Aguaje station
house and burned a freight train of 21
cars, covering the track with debris
which it will take many days to clear.
More Bridges Burned.
More bridges below Pearson were
burned Saturday afternoon after Blan
co's troops, in trains, had proceeded
south to pursue the rebels who Friday
destroyed the road at Aguaje. It Is
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More of the Tricks of the
Newspaper Circulation Coatest
How the Girls Are "Played Against Each Other" and a Stt nger, for a Stated Sum,
SINCE the recent article on news
paper voting contests there has
been considerable Inquirytas to the
methods followed by contest managers.
It is an unfortunate fact that notall
of these contests are based on good
faith. Too often It is a clear case of
holdup from start to finish, although
the fraud is sometimes concealed even
from the newspaper publisher. There
is small chance for any candidate to
win the capital prize legitimately,
even if she turns in more than twice
the amount of money collected by any
other contestant The reason for this
1b that the contest manager has usu
ally determined the result far in ad
vance. His commonest device is to
go to the father or brother of one of
the contestants and deliberately sell
out the grand prize for a lump sum
big enough nearly to cover the cost,
while he depends upon the other con
testants to bring in money enough to
pay the profit
Failing in this, he may fix it another
way. As the contest draws near the
end, he goes to a candidate who 13
far down in the list and is making no
effort ,
"Well, Miss Blank,' he Inquires,
"which prize are you going to win?"
"Oh, 1 am out of it" is the response.
"I have no time to work and am not
making any effort"
"Oh, well, some of your friends
might I surprise you at the last mo
ment. Would you want to sell your
chance for, say ?25? I will give you
that much if you will agree to give
me any prise that you win."
Manager GctH the Prize.
As the girl expects to win no prize
at all and does not intend to do any
work, she is glad to get the $25, and
signs the agreement. During the cloa
ng days of the popularity shell game
her vote shows a mvsteliojs and sur
prising increase In i e dt t iey come
from Sh, nfor linn- Or the final
nig it sh is d flat I the winner of
Local Weather Prophet
Makes Good With a Ven
When the wind blowed from the
i west, it always snowed." Weatherman
B. E. Majors's ex-officio weather ver
dict Sunday night the wind "blowed" from
the west and It surely did snow, with
an accompaniment oi
the frappe stuff that
made the black dia
monds popular. It
started snowing
some time in the
night and stopped
some time in the
early morning, with
an occasional flare
back during the
morning Monday. It
was a hard sort of
snow and it blew
along the paved
streets like smoke or
A o plimatif! Mm-
i binatlon salad, the 4S
hours included In the two days of pat
urdav and Sunday would win the rlb-
i bon at any weather show. Saturday
1 , . . n4 .... Cn,&n
morning ii wn& as ah ao sl "nw
housemaid Wraps were unnecessary,
and the Tin shown down as was his
"biz," in that old, fa
miliar way of his. At
noon the weather
man started the wind
machine and chased
all of the scrap paper,
trash and sand down
town and held a May
party In Pioneer plaza
Saturday evening the
wind assisted' the
shoppers ln blowing
themselves and con
tinued its romp
throughout the night
Sunday the sun
shined bright enough,!
but the real estate!
activity was a bit tool
brisk for capacity church attendance.
The wind continued blowing during the
day and stopped only when, the cold
wave clouds frowned on any further
frolic from their perch in the Mexican
mountains. Sunday
evening it was regu-
lar winter weather.
with the grato fires i
and furnaces working
overtime to reduce i
the coal pile and
of llvrns. The snowi
started after sleep
ing porch time and
continued1 until the
ground was covered
with the snow stuff.
The tourist who
said he had come to
El Paso fori the win
ter and had found it
could make no com
parisons Monday with that of the back
home country in a climatic way.
Throughout the north, middle west
and" east the weather was thick. In
the east the semi-blizzard started Sat
urday and continued through the day
and Sunday. It even extended to
southern California, the land of per
petual press agent summer, where the
thermometer registered 30 above in San1
Diego at 6 oclociv Monday morning.
Phoenix, the rose garden of Arizona,
experienced a touch of weather when
the temperature reached 18 above, cold
enough to freeze oranges. At Roswell
it was S above. Denver, Colo., got the
weather prize, with a mercuric pulse of
18 below at 6 oclock Monday morning.
The temperature in El Paso at $ oclock
Monday morning was 27 above zero, but
the temperature dropped five points
after the morning reading was made
and registered 22 soon after that hour.
The forecast from the weather office
for tonight and Tuesday contains a cold
wave warning. It will be fair tonight
the report says, with a cold wave due
after sundown. The temperature will
drop to 16 or lower during this freezing
spell. The Tuesday forecast contains
a ray of hope, for it reads "fair and not
so cold."
Tralnn Run Late.
Trains were running late Monday be
cause of the inability of the "tallow
pot" firemen to make sufficient stpam
to keep up with the schedule. The
(Continued on noxt page).
the capital prize. The fact that she
has already sold her right to the
prize is never made public, and ihe
only danger to the promoter is that
some of the other candidates, more
suspicious than usual, may ask for
proof that those mysterious votes were
all represented b bona fide subscrip
tions. Even if this inquiry is made,
it is very hard for the other candi
dates to establish their rights.
In some cases the contest manager
finds that he cannot depend upon
making arrangements with any of the
local candidates. Then he takes an
early trip to some nearby city and
finds a girl who is willing to come
to his contest town ariC enter as a
contestant for her expenses, and an
agreed amount of monev for the use
of her name. The deal is fixed with
this girl, who may be called for the
purpose of this story. Miss Jessye
The "Fraeap" Work.
The contest manager returns to
town and to the newspaper office.
In a few minutes in comes : .liss Jells.
She asks for the contest manager.
She Introduces herself anr says she
wants to enter in the congest The
contest manager takes herjfiame, gives
her receipt books and re-port blanks,
and Miss Jells starts otit. looking
first for a place to room. (She secures
a room in a Blank avenuje residence.
She starts out soliciting subscrip
tions for votes, and canvasfses the city,
telling people that she is Miss Jessyo
Jells of such and such I a number
Blank avenue, and that aihe is out to
vsin the grand prize in this voting con
test In the meantime the contest
man is playing his same with his orig
inal contestants. His gitme is to play
one against the other "raising the
ante from time to time.
The Stranger llntcrs.
When these contestants ask who
Miss .Tesivo lells ! thel contest man
us ' v. h I dm. t 1 Know much
.bout h"t j-ln nmn'ridtrVl herselt .md
vvt ent-nd h r name a f
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Gale Sweeps the Entire Pa
cific Coast Ice Forms in
the Orange Belt.
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Washington, D. C, Jan. 6.
The eastward advance of the
first cold weather of the winter,
coming down from Alaska and
the Canadian northwest has
been effectually retarded by an
area of high pressure developed
over the western Atlantic
ocean and coast states, the
weather bureau announced this
morning. Very low tempera
tures prevail throughout the
west the line of zero tempera
turd extending into the Texas
The cold wave will reach the
East Gulf states, the Ohio valley,
the upper lake and west lower
lake regions by Tuesday. It will
be accompanied by snow over
the north and central districts
and by rains over the southern
districts. Rain or snow will re
sult in the Atlantic states Tues
day night and will be accom
panied by a fall in temperatures.
Cold wave warnings have been
ordered for Michigan, Ohio, In
diana, Kentucky. Tennessee,
Mississippi and northern Ala
bama. -r $
San Diego, Calif.. Jan. 6. Six men
are knownto have been drowned when
three coasting launches were driven
ashore near Point of Rocks, about 15
miles south of this city, during one of
the severest storms experienced on the
coast The gale at times reached a
velocity of 50 miles an hour.
One of the wrecked boats was the
United States Immigration launch
Elizabeth. There was a total of 12
men on board the three vessels, and
only two are known to .have reached
Another of the lost boats was the
fishing power boat Old Nick, of San
Diego. The name of the third, a sloop,
has not been learned.
As the number of occupants of the
sloop was not learned, the total loss
of life may never be known, but at least
seven men were drowned. The seas
carried away every trace of wreckage.
With the exception of a rudder and a
piece of the upper works of a boat be-
lieved to have been the launch.
known dead are: United States Imml
ration laseectpr Gus T. Joacv. 1. Pvm.
r jdi ilfB HliInl!?rtTion
laanch. Elizabeth; Anton Basil, a San
Diego fisherman: Clarence Hill, a
Pacific fleet boatman: Timothy Good,
engineer of the Old Nick; John Pete, a
San Diego fisherman.
D. S. Kuykendahl, one of the three
men rescued by the gunboat Denver,
after they had landed on Coronado
island, was stationed at the EI Paso
headquarters for two years and is well
s well j
Hhi. i
Known mere.
Frank Stout a companion of
and Nick Demiteeff, owner of the Old
Nick, were saved.
The sloop was wrecked one mile
south of the other craft and Is believed
to have had a crew of three men. It
is thought all were lost
San Diego, with a minimum of 28
degrees, , experienced the coldest
Weather in its history.
snow General in evr .llcxlao
Albuquerque. N. M Jan. 6. The
first" genaral snow of the winter fell
in New Mexico Sunday. In the north
ern and east central portions It assumed
the proportions of a blizzard. The
temperature dropped to aero and be
low in many localities and reports from
the stock-raising sections, especially
the range country, are that cattle and
sheep are suffering severely. Heavy
losses are expected unless the weather
Four Inches at Silver City.
Silver City. N. M.. Jan. 6. Snow fell
Saturday night and today the earth is
covered about four inches deep. It is
still falling this morning There is no
wind, but cattle are suffering, as the
ranges have been snow covered for
Snow at Dnlhart.
Dalhart Texas. Jan. 6. A cold east
wind after blowing all day over this
section changed to the north, witha
drop of temperature to IS and heavy
Two Below 'f.ero at Araarlllo.
Amarlllo, Texas, Jan. 6. The tem
perature here stands at 2 below this
forenoon, with indications for lower to
night The air is filled with feathery
(Continued on next page.)
By H. H. Fris,
Oatside Circulation Manager of The
Bl Paso Herald.
Is Then Often Brought in to "Win."
and from the amount of money she Is
turning in each night it looks as
though she was going to give you a
good run for your money."
Now that the lasP-day of the con
test is near, the contest manager Is
calling on all his contestants, all get
ting this last final talk, or something
similar: "Now, Miss Blank, as I ant
your friend and am personally inter
ested in seeing you win. I will give
you a little tip. From the looks of
things Miss So-and-so will surely beat ,
you. If you want to get a look-in on
this contest you had better borrow a
bunch of money and throw it in the
ballot box tonight I feel quite sure
if you do this, you stand a good show
of knocking down the grand prize."
This talk proves convincing and the
poor, hardworking girls borrow money
is possible, to "cinch" a contest they
never had a chance of winning.
The Dig Fake EndH.
The contest closes. The judges
count the votes. The winners are
announced. Miss Jessye Jells leads
with a majority of 267.000 votes. The
mysterious winner was present when
the votes were oounted, and when It
was announced that she was the winner
of the big touring car, of course she
said she would prefer the money In
stead of the car. The innocent con
testants who had to accept the smal
ler prizes, went home worn out from
hard work and worry, not knowins
that the "grand prize" was a frameup.
Those who feel rMemselves stung can
only seek satisfaction by bringing a
criminal action for obtaining money
under false pretences
There is (nlv one fair way for girls
to secure subscriptions, and that is for
the newspaper to pay them a stated
amount for all work done by them.
Most all of int better class of news
papers are paying a commission on
all subscriptions taken instead of run
nine: thesn MHire contests which too
often proi,' fake, in spite of the nrist
,iriiui superv imoii bj tie newspaper
Gets the Same Consideration
as Converse-Blatt Claim
.For Imprisonment.
Richard Brown, who acted as a nurse
for the Maderista army during the rev
olutionary days early in 1911, and who
was arrested and Imprisoned in Juarez
at the same time as Lawrence Converse
and Edwin Blatt has had his claim for
damages against Mexico denied by the
United States army commission. The
commission had previously denied the
claims of Converse and Blatt some time
ago. The commission took the same
ground in Brown's case that it took in
. j the cases of the other two boys that
ue luneiieu ins American ciuzensnip
for the time being when he joined the
insurrecto forces in Mexico. In the
case of Converse and Blatt the com
mission held that they had not only
temporarily 'forfeited their American
rights, but had violated the laws ot
the United States in taking arms across
the border and joining the insurrecto
Copies of the Report of the military
commission have been received in El
Paso. These reports show that the
commission was unanimous in all its'
findings save three, two- El Paso cases
and one Douglas case.
Dissenting Opinions.
The Douglas case was that of the
heirs of Jos. W. Harrington, who filed
a claim for $30,099 for his death from
a bullet during the battle of Agua
Prieta, while he was engaged as a
brakeman on the El Paso 4k South
western railroad. He was killed while
on duty. Lieut Col. F. J. Kernan.
president of the military examining
board, recommends $25,000 for the
claimants, while Maj. Helmick and
Lieut Moreno, the other two members,
assess the damages at $15,t00.
In the case of the heirs of A. R.
Chandler, killed in El Paso by bul
lets from Juarez, Col. Kernan also
dissents from the majority and recom
mends an award of $22,046. The other
two members of the board only award
ed $12,000.
In the case of Mrs. Cella Griffiths,
yvviiu uiitiiuim au,inre xor ine aeatn ot
rVVm. R. Griffiths, her husband. CoL
Kernan dissents again and suggests
that she is entitled to ?3!,000. while
the other two members of the board.
Maj. Helmick and Lieut Moreno, only
award her $15,004.
Sovereign Rights ot IT. S. Violated.
Very little was brought out in the
hearings that El Pasoansdoaat al-
i ready
they have always claimed, declared that
tney were Kidnaped from American soil
by Mexicans and tne commission says it
is fully satisfied that such was the case
and that it "ws a grave violation of
States" upon the part of the Mexican
federals. "The whole nrorerii.re was
an international wrong to this coun-
try," the report says. i
xii suuuntng up me t-onverse-isiait t
i ?as?- the commission says relative to ;
their arrest: "The trrievance of the
United States against Mexico in these
cases Is not that the particular per
sons Converse and Blatt should have
been captured as they were, but that
anybody should have been kidnaped
upon our soil by agents of a foreign
Brown sets out that he was captured
in Mexico, but that in being taken to
Juarez from the point of capture. Gau-
dalupe. his captors crossed to Texas I
soil with him several times, to keep ;
away irom federals and rebels who
were fighting near the border on the
Mexican side. Converse and Blatt also
allege that they were brought onto
American soil while being taken from
Guadalupe to Juarez.
Major Iisues General's Commission.
Converse says in his testimony that
he was first made a captain in the
ai.'ix s tv j j
icum army, aim uidi jaier jihj. Auuaruo
wJ Jf. hlmn,1 CommAL8ion ? aJ"a- very difficult He said he would de
jJL e1?1' ?E!S appr? , to hav1 " 'ay any announcements until he could
caused the military officials several name his entire cabinet
smiles a major issuing a major gen- -i havent anv more ldea wno fe 0.
eral s commission since a major gen- ,ng to ambassador to Mexico than I
SSr Cnn?r!Vetia,t,nal0Li , hiVe t0 Wh Wl11 be ln an I'll
rank. Converse testified that he was g wnen j h Washington, ' he
fiLV-0!. I aid' ,Brhen told that rellx Martinez, of
?r?S"d JZJrZEri&LSrZ E1 Pas. was mentioned for me place
&&i&?25w tThhaet BSS !
Gonzales, at present governor of Chi- (
huahua, gave Brown a paper when he i
left the rebel canjp to come back to BI
Paso (he was arrested en route) stat- i
ing that the Mexican "general treasury.
ing that the Mexican general treasury HieskiU. editor of the Arkansas Ga
2S h,55l?82' ITJ2,U"on- WOU,d ! e. of this city. United States sena-
F" .,. T..WV V ,11.9 i W AM-O,
Juarez Jail Filthy. -
The commissioners, the records show,
during the hearing of the cases, be
I came so fully satisfied of the f ilthv ,
J, unsanitary condition of the Juarez pris
on, mat tney lniormeu tne claimants
that it was not necessary to give fur
ther evidence to that effect
Denver, Colo.. Jan. 6. Mrs. Harriet
Scott Saxton. well known philanthropist
and club woman, died at the county
hospital, aged 75. Though at one time
comparatively wealthy Mrs. Saxton had
exhausted the last of her funds fn car
rying on her philanthropic schemes and
was compelled to go to the county hos
pital when stricken Thursday.
She was a member of numerous ;
women, eluos, the Puoiic service
league, me Loioraoo cuai nuiirage u-
sociation and an officer in judge Ben B. j
Lindsey's jueaile court i
. .. , , . . nMm I
Washington. D. C. Jan. 8. The su
preme court today held that the plan
advanced by the Union Pacific attor
neys of disposing of the entire stock
holdings of the Union Pacific railroad
company fn the Southern Pacific by
transfer to the stockholders of the
Union Pacific company, would not so
effectually end the Union Pacific
merger as to comply with its dissolu
tion decree.
Union Pacific attorneys claimed for
the Union Pacific stockholders the ex
clusive -privilege of taking over the
$136,650,000 woith of Southern Pacific
Hxprejut Companies "Win Case.
Railroads and express companies won
a revolutionarv decision when it was
held that contracts limiting to small
sums th it li.ibilit for loss of ship
ments n t 1 1- not u', it to M Hi- laws
hut to intt rst it laws It w us lurthii
held th it ("Tiiruis lim inner li ibilitv l
a small sum, n return f"r a. low. iu
Governor of New Mexico Re
fuses to Sign His Certifi
cate of Election .
Santa Fe, N. M Jan. S. That the
New Mexico legislature, when it con
venes next Tuesday, will be recalled
upon to elect another United States
senator, succeeding senator Albert B.
Fall, whose term expires March 3, 1913,
is made certain by an opinion made
public Saturday night at the executive
office, in which Summers Burkhart
legal adviser to governor W. C Mc
Donald, holds that senator Fall's sec
ond election at the last session ctf the
legislature was contrary to the pro
vision of the state constitution and
the United States statutes governing
the election of senators.
Opinion Goes Forward at Once.
It, is understood that the opinion will
be placed before the committee on
privileges and elections of the United
States senate, for that committee's con
sideration. May Fight Fall in Senate.
It is understood tbat the fight
against Fail's second election In-fine
the committee on privileges and elec
tions is but preliminary; that if the
alleged illegality of his election is not
recognized bv the ccmmittee and the
election held to have been invalid, tbta
that charges will be preferred against
senator Fall, in the senate.
It is well known that governor Mc
Donald has not issued a certificate of
election to judge Fall on his second
election. It now becomes known t. .it
his reasons therefor are substantiallv
as stated in the opinion, of his legal
The Vttomey's Reasons.
Mr. Burkhart in his opinion, ques
tions the manner of senator .Fall's h-lj
ond election, which came well along
towards the end of the legislative ses
sion, after the house had at one time
adopted a resolution not to vote on the
election of a senator at that session.
and had refused to rcscrhd its action.
It had already elected Messrs. Fall and
Catron to their first terms. He cites
the law. section 14, of article 1, of the
United States constitution, which savs.
"(When senators to be elected ) The
legislature of each state which is
chosen next preceding the expiration of
the time for . which any senator was
elected to represent such state in con
gress shall, on the second Tuesday after
the meeting and organization thereof,
proceed to elect a senator in congress."
Law Not Followed.
The attorney declares: "Strict com
pUance with these regulations must
neee&sarilv b i lillal to a valid elec-
rtw thereUndrrTEgress, in pursuance
of constitutional direction, has provided
by this law for the election of sen
ators at specified times and in specif. ed
circumstances, and for elections at no
other times and in no other circum
stances. Its requirements as to time
r 5f, m?Stopy J"" thoS s
manner. This is emphasized not on!
Dy every section or tnis act but by the
constitution itself. If a legislature
s.-.all attempt to -elect a senator at
times and under conditions different
from those prescribed by this law. its
action can derive no authority there
! rr5?,en E,cc W111 Announce Entire
Cabinet at Same Time Has 'Sot
Considered Mexico Ambassadorship.
Princeton, X. J.. Jan. 6. President
elect Wilson has made it clear that no
body in the United States knows as yet
who is going to be in his cabinet, or
what will be the program he will sug
gest for tlrt next congress. He de
claVed that he has not offered a singl"
cabinet folio to anyone thus far and
as yet had reached no conclusions as
to plans for the extra sesion.
I " 4f.coidi k jic; i suiiii lit
The president elect admitted he ws
t ;n,dtnn. . i- ,. t
Little Rock. Arlc Jan. 6. Gov. Geo.
W. Donashev todnv AnnAhilri Totin 1
1 tcr to succeed t;- late Jpff Davis. The
! appointment is for the shoit term end
; ing March 4.
Sacramento, Calif . Jan. 6. Cali
fornia will try th experiment of a
legislature which meets not more than
a month, adjourns not less than a
month and ie-convencs until its bus -nesS
.s finished. The progressive carty
will be in control of both houses.
Salt Lake City. Utah. Jan & Gov
ernor Snrv took the oath of office at
noon todav for hi- second term as
evccjlii, oC Utah In his inauguril
address, governor Spr sad '"Ralb -injr
to the cry. "let the people rule '
of our country men have been
. t sxffnnr iri'"i ni' r tpt rn - 1 1 rvt,,. -.-i
" r- " ---. .- ... v ,.-
nupciation of that Godg ven instru-
(Continued on next page.)
were not in violation of the interstate
commerce laws, particularly the Car
ntack amendment
Scores upon scores of such contracts
have been held void under state laws
Patten aiut Stnod Trial.
By upholding certain disputed counts
against James A. Patten and others.
charged with a violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law in running a so
called cotton corner, the supreme court
today sent the case against the men to
trial in thQ lower courts.
The court i.oncluted it-- Decisions
without announcing those on the state
rate cases
In addition to the decisions the
court h x-s set 24 cases for oral argu
ment 1 hese arguments may requira
two weeks to complete.
mong the first to be heard will
a -rroui termor the constitutionally
of the fed ral wh.te slavt ' traffic ait
nil i 'he Jaik Johnson case from
i h u ag j

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