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Monday Evening,
January 13, 1913 10 Pages
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Ohio Eiver Continues to Rise
While Many Towns Are
Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan. IS. Tee Ohio
river continued to rise steadily hut
more slowly today, tne stage at 9
oclock being' 61.2 feet. The govern
ment forecaster predicted that the rise
would continue today and tomorrow
and probably a. maximum stage of S3
feet would be reached.
It was estimated 3900 persons had
been driven fdom their homes in
t'inclnnati, Newport, Covington and
Dayton and across the river in Ken
tucky. In the Kentucky towns schoolhouses
and churches have been thrown open
and are filled with refugees. The
property loss will reach Into the
Cincinnati commission merchants and
warehouse owners -whose places of
business are along the river front,
have suffered heavy losses. Hun
dreds of .cellars have been flooded and
ir some buildings facing the -wharves
the -water is up to the second story.
The Ibnhandle and the Louisville &
Nashville railroad freight houses are
half buried in water, and all trains
running into the Grand Central sta
tion are being re-routed into the
River Height at LouiSTille.
Louisville. Ky- Jan. 13. Between
700 and 1000 families have been driven
from their homes here in the last
24 hours before the rising -waters of
the Ohio. A stage of 40 feet is pre
dicted by Tuesday eTening This would
have the water over the cut-off em
bankment east of the city, and flood
an area, of several square miles and
render approximately 488 families
Trains Are Abandoned.
Gallipolis, Ohio, Jan. 13. The Ohio
river has reached a stage of 52.3
feet here and is still rising. Every
river town for 60 miles, with the ex
ception of Gallipolis, which now is
surrounded by -water, is flooded. AH
trains on the Kanawha & Michigan,
and Baltimore & Ohio railroads are
out of commission. Farmers in the
bottoms have suffered heavy losses.
Refugee and Fanner.
Evansville, Ind., Jan. 13. Flood con
ditions on the lower Ohio river are
more ominous than at any time since
the present rise began. Refugees
from the surrounding, 'submerged dis
tricts have reached nere .and -will nc
sent Into the flooded country to aid
farmers is removing their families
and livestock.
Tombstone, Arte., Jan. 13. For the.
first timt since the pipe line of the
Huachuca Water company was Installed
between here and the Huachuca moun
tains. 30 miles distant, it has parted
bv contra tion, due to cold weather,
the line going out during the coldest
day of the present cold snap. Never
has there been so many broken pip5
caused by cold weather. Many people
have had to carry -water from the fire
TA-Avit-t Arir .Tan 13 Wiil 'nVliT
Lapham. a miner, was "framing from I
during the recent cold snap, his flow
ing mustache was frozen. When Lap
ham reached Prescott. the mustache
thawed and dropped away, leaving his
Tipper lip entirely devoid of hair.
Bisbee, AKz., Jan. 13. One of the
heaviest snow-i of the season visited
Bisbee Saturday The storm contin
ued for about ftje hours and during
that time two andvone-half inches of
snow felL There Hk.s been a consid
erable rise in temperature.
Seattle. Wash.. Jan. IV Continuous
snowslides in the Cascade mountains
are keeping the three northern trans
continental railroads tied up and over
land trains are sent around the moun
tains by way of Vancouver. WVsh., and
the North Bank road.
Chicago, Hi., Jan. 13. Governor
elect Dunne, of Illinois, thinks 35 cents
a. cup is too much to pay for eoffee.
The governor elect and CdL James
Hamilton Lewis, Democratic candidate
for senator, returned from Sprlng
f eld yesterday morning and entered
a fashionable downtown hotel for
breakfast Mr. Dunne started to order
the meal when his eye reached the
item- "Coffee 35 cents a cup" on the
menu. The governor elect rose from
tho table and asked for his coat and
'Where are you going," inquired Col.
"Going where I can get coffee for 18
crnts." replied Mr. Dunne. "Thirty-five
cents Is too much for anyone to pay for
cof ee. '
Halifax, N. S.. Jan.
13. The steamer
Tranium, of the U:
fnium Steamship
company, bound fro
Rotterdam for
stranded on a
Halifax and New Yo;
ref during thick
'eather near the
rhebucto headlight station, nine miles
below Halifax, and is still held fast In
the grip of the rock r shore. Her ISO
passengers. 10 in tie cabin and the
rest in the steerage, were taken off by
the goverriment steainer Lady Laurier
and a small fleet off harbor craft and
were landed safely iin Halifax.
Although surfboatfc had to be used In
transferring the hundreds of passengers
to the rescue boats, the work was safe
ly accomplished and nt a life was lost.
Thc steamer wis far out of her
course -when she struck. She did not
have a pilot on board.
t midnight the wind had shifted
and was blowing a ;?ale from the north.
k irking up a big s arand making the
position or tne s tranaett liner more
More than 200 ii.vjttions have been
sent to business fniiV?vE1 Paso re
questing their atufr Janee 2tethe cham
ber of commerce iUlc tonJnt- San
ford B. Ricaby -wSfW' the 'principal
speaker and he wH explain the deet
system which he jfr,stlled in San -Antonio,
Portland, I stie and other
lties and whictij, "teexDected to start
here fo- the snerl publicity cam-
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"-here will be fL.veral other speakers' I
New Mexicans Who Want to
Defeat Fall Believe They
Must First Get Baca.
Santa Fe, N. M-, Jan. 13. On the eve
of the second session of the New Mexico
legislature within a year. Interest cen
ters in the almost certain precipitation
of a senatorial contest, brought about
by the attack on the validity of sen
ator A. B. Fall's second election and
the rumored fight having for its object
the deposition of speaker Ramon L.
The fight on speaker Baca, It is' re
ported in legislative circles, is to be
the first step towards the attempt to
"recall" senator FalL Backing the
J fight on Baca is said to be the regu
lar tepuDUcan organization, wniea
could make little headway in an at
tempt to elect a man to succeed Fall
in the United States senate, were
speaker Baca to retain his position,
for with the power that goes with the
position of presiding officer of the
house, he would probably wield enough
influence to block the election of any
standpat candidate.
After Baca's Job.
There are two candidates for speaker
to succeed Baca, prominently men
tioned. These are Bias Sanchez, of
Mora county, a standpat member, and
John Baron Burg, acknowledged lead
er of the "progressives," and whose fol
lowers, 26 in number, embracing a coa
lition of "Progressives" and Democrats,
deadlocked the legislature a year ago
for nine weeks, aided and abetted by
several recalcitrant members of the old
Baca by no means is going
to retire without a fight. In fact, he
is supremely confident of being able to
retain the speakership, no matter what
may happen, when the legislature con
venes tomorrow for its two months" ses
sion. He claims to have more than
enough votes to keep him on the job
and he may be right.
Pall Is Not Inactive.
That senator Fall does not intend to
allow, his interests to suffer is evi
denced by his presence in the capital.
It is said that he is here for the pur
pose of seeking a reelection, providing
the senate committee on privileges and
elections gives any hint that it will
not recognize the credentials gained
by his second election, just before
the legislature adjourned early last
With the speakership row and the
iTi!itnrlal controversy heading the
legislative calendar, things are expected
to -Happen- rapmiy in me uk
TZnnliil nn Are Awoke.
It is stated by the Republicans that
the majority party In tho''iegIsltfrST -
rfotBrminpd to "nlav fair" this ses
slon. Realizing that blunders of the j
last lecJslature were responsible iur
the Democratic victory in November at
the first presidentia lelectlon. and the
probability of like mistakes convert
ing a normally Republican state Into
one overwhelmingly Democratic in an
other two years, the party leaders of
the G. O. P. are said to have been
brought to their senses and that laws
for the benefit of the people at large
are to be enacted this year with -a
view to rehabilitating the party in
the estimation of the voters of New
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 13. When Wiley
E. Jones. Wilfred T. Webb and John
R. Hampton. Democrats who were
elected presidential electors for Ari
zona, met at the capltol today they
cast their votes for Wilson and Mar
shall and chose W. T. Webb to carry
the returns to Washington. He leaves
tonight. Jones nominated Mrs. Eu
gene Brady O'Neill, of Phoenix, suf
frage leader, as messenger. Webb said
he would vote against any woman, as
he wanted to go himself. Hampton
supported Webb.
Texas Messenger Chosen.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 13. Murrell
Buckner, of Dallas, was today selected
as official messenger to carry to
Washington the 20 electoral votes of
Texas for Wilson and Marshall In the
electoral college. This was the result
of a meeting held today of the elec
Phoenix, Ariz.. Jan. 13. One carload
of oranges shipped by the Arizona
Orange association, sold in New York
list week for $2000 net. This is
$5.33 1-3 a box. after all "expenses of
transportation and celling were paid.
When the cold weather came, prac
tically all the oranges in this valley
were picked and less than 2 percent of
the crop was lost. Some damage was
done to the young stock, but the older
trees are expected to produce as heavi
ly as ever next year.
First class oranges have jumped
from ?3 to $5 a box in the local market-
' New York. N. Y., Jan. 13. Edward
Holton James, editor of the Paris'Lib
erator, which printed the alleged libel
ous story of a marriage of king George
cu England to a daughter of admiral
Culme-Seymour before he became king,
arrived on the French liner La Prov
ence to aid his friend Edward Mylius,
the Belgian journalist, who was impris
oned in England for a year for crim
inal libel in having circuited the state
ment in that country. Mylius Is held
at Ellis Island pending an appeal from
an order of deportation.
Despite reports that James would be
sent to Ellis Island, he was not de
tained longer than wag necessary to
make an affidavit that he was born
in this country and still retained his
citizenship although he had lived in
Paris for the last six years. James told
the immigration officials he was born
in Prairie du Chlen, Wls 39 years ago;
was graduated from Harvard in 1896,
and had practiced law in Seattle, Wash.,
for six years until 1906, when he went
tc Paris
Jamef; declared that Mylius -was no
more a criminal than he himself was.
Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 13. Poi
soned by eating ice from an old
can he found near his home,
the four year old son of
Charles Dalen died in terrible
agony. It is believed that the
can had contained meat or fish
and the combination of decayed
flesh and tin had made a dead
ly poison.
Fourth Class Postmasters
Are to Be Removed From
the Civil Service.
Washington, D. C-. Jan., 13. An
amendment to the postoffice appro
priation bill to annul the executive
orders which placed fourth class post
masters and assistant postmasters and
clerks of first and second class post
offices under civil service, was adopt
ed by the house today sitting as a
committee of the whole. It was of
fered by representative Cullom, of In
diana, and will have to come before
the house again -when it finally passes
on the bill. All Republicans refrained
from voting.
Ittsnme Tariff Hearing.
Wm. E. TJptegrove, of Brooklyn, N.
Y.. asked the house ways and means
committee to retain the present tariff
of 15 percent advalorem on sawed t
boards, planks and cabinet woods not
further manufactured than sawed and
20 percent advalorem on veneers.
Charles Meneke, of New Sork, asked
a higher tariff than the present 45
percent advalorem on manufactured
willow products.
Says There I Aluminum Trust.
John P. Bartlett, of New York, rep
resenting clients interested in the
aluminum duty, has filed with the
commltte a brief alleging that the al
uminum industry practically is in the
hands of one concern, the Aluminum
Company of America.
The American watch manufacturers
want a specific duty basis instead
of the Democratic plan of 30 percent
advalorem on watch movements.
Lumber May Go On Free Ll
"Free lumber" as part of the Demo
cratic tariff program of the coming
session seemed assured today at the
hearing before the omemittee.
The lumber schedule was closed so
far as the hearings were concerned.
The colloquys between the Democratic
members of the committee and the wit
nesses indicated the intention of a ma
jority of the committee upon putting
rough and undressed lumber, flewn
and squared timber, shingles, lathes and
fence posts on the free list.
Representative Kitchen, of North
Carolina, uemucrai, reierreu laciueai" i
ally to meats, and representative Long- I
worth, ot unio, KepuDiican. asKea:
Meats on Free List.
"Do you .Democrats purpose to pat
meat on the free list?"
"Yes," replied Mr. Kitchen. "I'm go
ing to vote for it." '
Representative .James, of Kentucky. '
Democrat, in the cross examination re- i
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conserving the interests of the poor '
people than of conserving lumber.
J'fle"morlr than three hours' considera-
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Silk Schedule Viu
Later today the silk schedule -was
taken up, with the silk association of .
America, comprising two-thirds of the :
silk manufacturing industry repre- '
sented. Its spokesman was Horace B.
Cheney, .of South Manchester, Conn
who urged retention of the present silk
County Commissioners to Hear Inter
ested Taxpayers, Tuesday Aftcmoea.
Court Has Short ScHSion.
Until the road situation of the county
has been thoroughly investigated, the
proceeds of the recent $350,000 road
bond issue will not be seggregated into
different funds, according to county
judge A. S. J. Kylar.
The special good roads meeting has
been called by the judge for 2 oclock
Tuesday afternoon, when anyone in
terested in any particular road propo
sition for the county is Invited to at
tend ond express his views.
The proposition of having slag from
the smelter form the foundation for the
proposed county roads will be investi
gated. To that end the commissioners
will call on the officials of the El Paso
smelter relative to making a contract
for a sufficient supply. By using slag
it is estimated that the county will be
saved several thousand dollars for rock.
The county commissioners Monday
morning held a short session. Another
session will be held this afternoon.
The sum of ?300 was appropriated for
repairs to be made on the San Jose
road. The money is to be expended un
der the direction of county surveyor J.
W. Eubank and commissioner James
Bridges at Clint and San Elizario, re
ported to be In bad condition, were
ordered repaired. Filling in work will
be done at Canutillo.
Victor Casarez paid two poll taxes
and wanted the county to refund the
money for one. The commissioners
agreed to return the money the county
got, but referred Casarez to the state
officials for the residue.
Mariano Polanco was given permis
sion to construct a ditch along the
county road near San Elizario for the
purpose of irrigating his lands. The
court reserved the right to revoke the
permission if at any time the water
overflowed and damaged the road.
London, Eng., Jan. 13. The Euro
pean powers will present their peace
note to the Turkish government im
mediately. The final draft was agreed
to unanimously at today's meeting of
the ambassadors.
A Turkish newspaper says that the
Ottoman cabinet has decided to re
sign, according to a Constantinople
dispatch. This is believed to indicate
the predominance of the influence of
the war party.
Rome. Italy, Jan. 13. A Cettinje
dispatch to the Secole says that king
Nicholas of Montenegro has sent a
long cipher telegram to the king or
Italy, asking him to intervene and
settle the question of Scutari and the
Albanian boundaries.
Washington, D. C, Jan., 13 Dr. C.
W. Richardson, who examined Wm.
Rockefeller, the oil magnate at Miami,
for the house money trust investigat
ing committee, to determine if the
millionaire were physically able to give
testimony, made his report. Chairman
Pujo will not make it public until
after It has been presented to the run
membership of the house banking and
currency committee. It is understood,
however, that Dr. Richardson fun,d
Mr. Rockefeller suffering from the ail
ments described in affidavits filed with
the committee bv his physicians, as
"gouty Inflammation of the larynx,
which had necessitated six operations.
Election of officers m the lodge of
Perfection cottiah. Rite, will take place
this evening. .-
Jurist Is Declared to Have
Secured Option by Influ
encing Erie Officials.
Washington, D. C Jan. 13. Judge
Robert W. Arclibald, of the commerce
court, was -found guilty today by the
senate, sitting as a court of impeach
ment, of having misused his office and
power as a judge for his personal gain.
Archbald' was convicted on the first
count of 13 which the house of repre
sentatives! brought against him. It
charged that he had used his position
as a judge to persuade the Erie Railroad
company to give to him and E. J. Wil
liams, of Scranton, an option on, a coal
dump -at a price probably $30,000 less
than its real value.
Majority Against Jurist.
On this, the first charge, the senate
voted 68 to 5 for conviction for "high
crimes and misdemeanors." Although the
verdict insured judge Archbald's removal
from "-the bench and the service of the
United States courts, the senate then
proceeded to vote on the other 12 counts
of the articles of impeachment which
charged various other acts where Arch
bald had improperly used his influence
as a judge.
The conviction upon the first count
came with an unexpected majority
against judge Archbald, but two-thirds
being necessary for a conviction. As he
rol call proceeded 68 senators rose in
their places slowly and pronounced the
word "guilty"' in low tones.
As the vote of the first article was
announced, senator Hoke Smith, of
Georgia, moved that the senate go into
executive session. He said that he be
lieved that a vote on the other counts
might be dispensed with or abridged by
secret deliberation.
Oppose Executive Session.
Senator Culberson and senator Poin
dexter objected that the senate could not
vote on the articles in executive sessiou.
After some discussion senator 'Smith
withdrew his motion and thc clerk pro
ceeded to read the second article.
Senator Bacon, who had presided
throughout the impeachment proceedings,
asked to be excused from all votes, un
less his vote was necessary to a decision.
On the second count senator Smith'
of Georgia, also asked to be excused'
from voting. -
Judge Hears Verdict
Judge Archbald waited in an ante
room to hear the verdict which removes
him from public life.
With judge Archbald as he received
the vote of the senate were Mrs. Arch
bald. his son, Hugh Arlicbald, and ilrs.
Hugh Archbald. Hugh Archbald checked
off the senators as they voted on the
first count, but did not return to the
galler- during the rest of the voting.
At the conclusion of the vote on the
fifth article the gallery doors were un
locked and spectators surged out. Sena
tor Crawford suggested that the senate
take a 25 minute recess for lunch, but
motion was voted down.
The judge was convicted on the first
third, fourth, fifth and 13th charges!
and acquitted on the second, sixth, sev
enth, eighth, ninth. 10th. 11th and 12th.
Guilty on Five Charges.
The vote on the 13th and last article
which charged judge Archbald generally
with seeking credit from litigants before
him and engaged in a general coal land
business, caused some delay. Some sena
tors wished to be excused from voting
because of its generalities. A debate
followed, but the vote resulted, 42 to 20
for Archbald's conviction on that charge.
When the last vote had been cast sen
ator O'Gorman offered a resolution that
Archbald be removed from the bench
and be forever ineligible to public office.
Senator Root moved that the doors be
closed for deliberation and the court
went into executive session.
The senate in executive session de
cided to impose on judge Archbald the
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Prohibitionists Unite on One
Man, but Strength Seems
Austin, Texas, Jan. 13. The speaker
ship contest today took on an en
tirely different turn, when it was
narrowed down to two candidates,
representative W. C McKamy, of Dal
las county, who represents the prohi
bition and the socalied "progressive"
Democrats, and Chester Terrell, of San
Antonio, who represents the antis.
The other two candidates, Rowell
and Hunt, were eliminated as a result
of a conference held today of the
friends of the three Pro candidates at
which it was decided that if the Pros
intended to Win in the speakership
contest, there must be an elimination
I of all but one candidate. There were
only 34 Pros and "progressive" Demo
crats who participated in the confer
ence. The result of this conference seems
to indicate that Terrell will be elected,
on account of the comparatively small
At the conference of the th,ree Pro
candidates, the conference also adopted
a resolution providing that the house
standing committees shall not be se
lected by the speaker but that there
shall fce appointed a committee by the
house and this committee shall select
the members of the standing com
mittees. The Prohibition Question.
The prohibition question was unex
pectedly iniected into the contest for
the speakership of the house with the
arrival of representative T. D. Row
ell. of Marlon county, one of the can
didates for the office. Judge Rowell
declared that there is no denying the
fact that the prohibition question will
be an issue in the campaign, and furth
er, that he was willing to go into a pro
caucus and, after fully discussing the
situation, eliminate all pro candidates
but one, and then have the race nar
rowed down to one pro and an anti
"While I do not claim to have a ma
jority of the votes in the house
pledged," said judge Rowell, "still I
am confident of the success of my
Representative Terrell did not today
have anything to add to his previous
declaration that he had sufficient votes
to elect him on the first ballot. During
the morning he was in conference with
hi3 friends. Mr. Terrell has not only
claimed the anti votes from the very
betrinning. but has all along expected to
I get many of the pro votes; indeed, he has
insisted that he had many pros pledged
' "to support Mm- Representative Hunt I
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expreoocu uiiunvi sum uiriwub bouw-
d.ant of Ihe result.
Senate Lender Governor's Friend.
Lieutenant governor Will HI Mayes
I from Brownwood, has been consulting
( C'uero, the retiring presiding officer of
j lut? ;cia.i.t;, uu luc 4i.a3.i v.a wa .u Ap
pointment of the standing committees
of the senate. It is understood that the
new lieutenant governor will be given
free rein in the naming of the stand-
Ing committees. The slate, however,
rcill 1 framert hv him and the retiring
lieutenant governor. Mr. Mayes said
ne expecea TO announce uie romnuuees
today. The new lieutenant governor,
being in harmony with governor Col
quitt, it is expected that there will be
easy sailing as far as these two offi
cials are concerned. Indeed, Mr. Mayes
had a conference with the governor
Saturday on the question of pending
Lieut-Gor. Davidson will serve as
presiding officer of the senate for one
week, when he will retire and Lleut.
Gov. Hayes will step in. He says that
he will act in accord with the gov
ernor, which means that there may be
harmony in the senate. Should repre
sentative Terrell land the speakership
the governor will also have his sup
port in the lower branch, as the for
mer is in harmony with the present
The Governor Message.
Governor Colquitt has completed his
message and now it is ready for sub
mission. The governor will submit all
of the platform demands and a number
of recommendations not contained in
the platform. The penal system of
the state is to receive careful con
sideration. The governor has given
careful attention to this branch of the
state government and he has planned
a number of reforms, which will be"
recommended to the consideration of
thelaw makers. In this connection it
may be stated that representative L.
W. Hill has prepared and will Intro
duce a bill proposing many reforms.
Judge Hill is a member of the legis
lature from Walker county, where thc
HuntsTllle prison is situated. He will
more than likely recommend thc
abolishment of the per diem system,
which now prevails, or should that
feature of the present law be "retained,
it will be provided that the 10 cents
per day paid the convicts shall be
given to the convicts and not paid
over to relatives and those depend
ent upon them. It has been found
that this Plan is not efficient.
To Present Trensnry Deficits.
The governor will also recommend
legislation having the effect of pre
venting future deficits in the state
treasury. The first step in that di
rection will be a recommendation that
the fiscal year be changed from August
31 to January 1. Along with thl3
recommendation will be one 'for the
creation of a state charities commis
sion or board whose duty it shall be
to supervise and control all of the
state eleemosynary institutions. This
may mean the ultimate repeal of the
act creating the office of state pur
chasing agent.
To Support Attorney General.
One of the first official requests
that will be made by the governor,
which may be sent in a special mes
sage, will be an emergency appro
priation for the support and mainte
nance of the attorney general's de
partment. This department is belli?
now operated without any money. This
situation was brought about by the
attempt of the governor to veto a part
of the appropriation made for the
support of this department and the su
preme court held that the governor In
effect vetoed the appropriation for the
second fiscal year, amounting to $41.
800. It is expected the governor will
ask for an appropriation of $35,000 or
$40,000 for this department which
will be expected to last until the first
of next September, when the regular
appropriation to be made by the pres
ent legislature will be effective.
May Forfeit Railway Charter.
The subject of the forfeiture of the
charter of tlie International and Great
Northern railway has been discused
between the governor and chairman
Mayfield. or the railroad commission
The chairman presented figures to the
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Treasury Expected to Show
a Deficit of $75,00(Ut End
of the Year.
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 13. According to
an estimate compiled carefully by state
treasurer David F. Johnson and audit
or J. C. Callaghan, Arizona's treasury
will show a deficit of J75.0O0 in 1913,
as against $300,000 in 1912.
This estimate takes Into considera
tion the probable expenses that will
be incurred by the legislature at the
special session to meet February 3. it
includes $325,000 for improvements at
the university, normal schools and asy
lum for the insane.
Since last June treasurer Johnson
has been registering statewarrants
because there was no money with
which to pay them. Altogether he
registered $300,000 worth of warrants.
All "Warrants Paid.
The last of these warrants was called
January 6 and ceased to bear interest
on that date. All have been paid with
tax moneys received from the county
treasurers, or will be paid within the
next few days. The Interest, at 5 per
cent annually, amounts to about $3000.
When the state's share of the tax
money for 1912 is all received, It will
total about $1,250,000. This will be
sufficient to meet all contemplated ex
penses till late in the year. Treasurer
Johnson expects to register about $75,
000 worth of warrants in 1913.
State Nets Much in Fees.
The sum of $1,250,000 by no means
represents the state's entire Income.
Money is being collected constantly by
the corporation commission, -which is
considerably more than self-supporting.
Interest on the state funds more
than nays the expenses of the treas
urer's office. Some revenue Is de
rived from the offices of the auditor
and secretary of state. Filing fees are
collected by the supreme court and
something will be collected In Inherit
ance taxes. The livestock sanitary
board spends between 74000 and $5000
a month and comes within $500 a
month of paying expenses. It -will ask
an appropriation of only $5060 for the
current year.
Heavy Additional Expense.
When the state administration took
the reins of government. February 14.
1912, there was practically no money in
the treasury. To make matters worse,
statehood had entailed much heavier
governmental expenses than Arizona
had ever incurred before. The gov
ernor, secretary and supreme court had
bfeen paid by the national government,
atoreover, a session of the legislature
came on, and then a special session
was held. A tax commission, land com
mission. Inspector of weights and
measures and mine inspector -were cre
:.. Taxr-Not..RaledJHni
Vnr tins, ttm-ntxtm cttVeramferfl made
the same tax levy that the territorial
government made the year before 90
cents on each $100 valuation. Taxes
were raised in a -way, but It was
through increased valuations. The in
creases were mainly on the property of
wealthy corporations, such as the min
ing companies.
One of the heavy expenses to be met
this year, is the cost of holding a spec
ial session of the legislature. Another
is the free school book law, which is7
to be put into effect.
Funds From Estates.
The Inheritance tax law is bringing
results. Reports regarding the estates
subject to the tax which have been
filed for probate have been sent to
the state treasurer by the clerks of
the superior courts of Maricopa and
Yavapai counties.
In MaricoDa the state will get a
share of the property left by Thomas,!
JiLVUUtlUll. UUflll X1UL.L111CW1 &41U .1. .4.
Garrett. The Kavanaugh estate is val
ued at $30,000.
Yavapai county reports the estates
of Mrs. Anna Rartholdi, Mrs. Emma X.
Rautman, Michael McHale, Moses Kas
ner and Adam ScotC
The inheritance tax law does not
apply to estates worth less than $10,
000 if left to members of the deceased's
Immediate family, or to estates of less
than $5000 if left to a grandparent,
cousin, uncle or aunt. Estates of less
than $2000 are not subject to the tax,
no matter who the heirs may be.
Denver Is Also Fighting El Paso at
Phoenix For the Next Meeting
of Livestock Men.
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 13. Delegates
are pouring Into Phoenix for the an
nual convention of the National Live
stock association tomorrow. There
will be over 500 present v
There is much discussion regarding
the presidency. Many want to re
elect H. A, Jastro, of California, be
cause of his record and familiarity
with the Industry. For several years
Arizona has been grooming Dwight
B. Heard, of Phoenix, for the presi
dency. Heard will withdraw in fa
for of Jastro if the sentiment for the
Callfornian grows sufficiently strong.
The fight for the next convention
apparently lies between Denver. Hi
Paso and Albuquerque.
Denver is favored as a central point
bnt El Paso has a. strong backing.
The New Mexicans are fighting hard
for Albuquerque.
20,000 Circulation Guaranteed and Made Part of the Contract
The New Year Edition
The Herald will issue on Saturday, Jan. lSth, its Yearly ReTiew Edition. Th s
edition will be one of the most representative ever issued in the Southwest
The resources of El Paso proper and her territory will be brought out in the
fullest detail. Arrangements have been made to fHy cover the El Paso territory
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One of tHe Propositions of
Their Peace Proposal
Was For Him to Resign.
It became known here today that
definite proposals for peace were made
to Pedro Lascurain during the Mexican,
minister of interior relations' visit here
last week. Though his resignation is
specified in the plan, Lascurain will
present .the proposition to president
Madero and others of his cabinet.
It was said today by Dr. Jose S.
Saenz, who claims to have acted as
one of the rebel commissioners, that
the proposition came from the rebel
generals Inez.Salazar. Marcello Carra
veo and Antonio Rojas, now in the field
in northern Mexico, and that evenEnu
llano Zapata, the rebel leader of the
south, had directly expressed his will
ingness to accept the peace pact.
Portlllo Aa IntermcdlaVc
The rebels made their pro positron
through Enrique Portillo, former mayor
of Casas Grandes, who first saw En
rique Anaya, Mexican consul at Tuc
son. Ariz. Anaya was commissioned to
lay the plan before minister Lascurain.
Dr. Saenz, who is held on the vasquez
Gomez indictment at San Antonio, Tex
as, represented tne vasquista element
in the conferences which -were beld In
an 1 Paso hotel.
Want a New Cabinet.
The plan does not call for the resig
nation of Madero, but requests new ap
pointments for the vice presidency, and
the ministers of gobernadon, fomento
and relations, one-half pf the cabinet.
It requests free transportation into
Mexico of political refugees now in the
United States, the immediate enforce
ment of public land promises made in
the Potosl plan of Madero' s revolution,
and the opportunity to enlist as rural
police commanders of all rebel leaders
with pay befitting their present rank.
Zapata and Orozco Approved.
Portillo claimed authority from the
three chief leaders of the north, and
consul Anaya possessed a letter from
Zapata saying that the souhtern leader
would accept the plan.
R. Gomez Robelo, now a prisoner at
San Antonio, already had expressed his
belief that the plan would be acceptable
j to Gen. Pascual Orozco. -whose where
abouts is claimed to be known. Ro
belo -was arrested Saturday at El Paso
(-on a warrant from San Antonio, charg
ing participation in tne vasquez uomez
revolt Wiih Juan Pedro Didapp. -who
was in jail here, he was taken to San
Antonio Sunday night.
Gomez Robelo last night telegraphed
a protest of his arrest to the depart
ment of justice at Washington, declar
ing that he always had denounced the
wna. aovenein. - --
AmexteasH May See -&adere.
American .stackers in Mexico whi
f are- sow in El Paso, may -be invited
1 to go to Mexico City to tell their trou-
nies to Maaero ana nis caoinet. vvnn
minister Pedro S. Lascurain, of tne
foreign relations department, was here
last week, he asked the Amenca'i
ranchers and mine owners who were
in conference with him if they would
go to Mexico City to teil the president
and his cabinet what they had toll
him of the real conditions in northern
Mexico. The minister told them that
he would confer with president Ma
dero when he arrived In Mexico City
and -would notify them if their pres
ence at a special meeting -would oa
The American ranchers say that
minister Lascurain came here to
verify what had been told him of coa-
t ditions while he -was in Washington.
uomg tnere witn assurances that all
was quiet in the north, the. Mexican
minister was confronted with the
statements and testimony of the
American ranchers and property qpwn
ers in Mexico regarding -the real con
ditions. It was put squarely up to
him. the Americans say, by the cabi
net members" in Washington, to come
to the southwest and hear for himself
from the ranchers what bad been tak
ing place in Mexico.
Federal Commander Is Said to Bara
Been Hanged and Shot After Cap
tureOfficials Hear News.
American railroad and cattle man
from Mexico tell of the reported exe
cution of Gen. Jose de la Luz Blanco
and his adjutant at the Babicora ranch,
in western Chihuahua Saturday. Ona
Mexican Central official who arrived in
El Paso Sunday says that Blanco and
his adjutant were captured by Rojas
and Caraveo while riding behind theUk
command of 500 men which left Madera,
for the hills last week. The rebels
took them off into the hills and later
to the Babicora rancH, where they are
said by the Americans to have been
hanged and then shot by the rebel sol
diers. Gen. Blanco was made an honorarv
brigadier general. He was present at
the battle of Juarez and has been in
command of the federal volunteers in
the field during the present revolution
The execution of Gen. Blanco, follow
ing his capture. Is reported from vari-
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