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Thursday Erening,
January 16, 1913 12 Pages
Leased Wire
Unsettled tonight and Friday)
colder Friday.
Governor Eefers to El Paso
County Fraud'in Message;
Also to Mexico.
Austin. Texas. Jan. 16. Governor O.
B. Colquitt In, his message to the state
legislature today devotes some atten
tion to the "La Prleta Land Grants,"
in El Paso county. He says:
"During the controversy over the
appropriation, the county judge and
clerk of El Paso county had some cor
respondence with me about it Certain
parties were claiming title to a large
body of land which they claimed was
granted b the crown of Spain. Thare
was notlftng tangible to sustain their
t .aim, and the state had brought no
suit and none was necessary.
"After learning the facts and the
whereabouts of the parties offering
land for sale on this claim, f asked
the assistant attorney general, C E.
Lane, to accompany the land commis
sioner to Dallas and ask the grand
jury to investigate the matter. This
course was followed. The county clerk
of 1 Paso county was summoned to
tome and bring the alleged deed,-which
had been filed in his office for record.
"The result was that several per
sons who had been selling or offering
to sell land under this fraudulent title
were indicted. One of the parties was
convicted and the others are fugitives
from justice. About this time the then
attorney general filed suit against al
leged claimants of this land In the dis
trict court of Travis county. But I
asked his successor to dismiss the suit,
as it can only .give opportunity for
parties to get into court on the fraudu
lent claim who could not otherwise
do so."
The Border Situation.
As to the border situation, the gov
ernor says that "during the past year
it has been anything but a pleasant
and agreeable matter to handle." He
says the ranger force has been less
than usual and it has been difficult
to give protection to all property of
Texans. He says the rangers here have
given heroic service in" protecting the
people. No man who becomes intoxi
cated is permitted in the service, he
In further reference to the border
troubles the governor says:
The Mexican Revolution.
Candor compels me to say, how
ever, that much of the border trouble
has been incited by .politicians holding
coatmissions as public officers ,from
the federal ifecvernment. There has
been a lack of cooperation on the part
of the federal government civil author
ities with the ta.-allwritJeB-iR. en
forcing the law along the Rio Grande.
In some counties along the Rio Grande
a decided majority of the sparse popu
lation is of Mexican extraction, and
in many cases are under the domina
tion of federal office holders and were
swayed more or less for or against
Mexican revolutions, according to the
1 ikes or interests of ihe federal office
h older. -This is true too, of many of
the local or county officials along the
State Neutrality Law.
"Therefore, I urgently recommend
the passage of a law by the present
legislature; which, if you please, might
be termed a "state neutrality law,' -n
line with the federal neutrality stat
ute. If not inconsistent with the con
stitution, this law ought to authorize
the state authorities to deport person
-who come into the state from Mexico
and other states and use our territory
as a rendezvous and retreat for the
organization of revolutions and bands
of disorder and insurrection. If the
legislature will do this, it will almost
insure early tranquility along the bor
der, on both sides of the Rio Grande
river. As It now is the state is help
less and must depend upon the policy
dictated frcm Washington in the en
forcement of the neutrality laws.
Extraditions from Mexico.
Tender the extradition treaties be
tween the United States and Mexico
it has been exceedingly difficult to se
cure the return of fugitives from jus
tice who have fled to the Mexican re
public. The requirements to be eOBi
phed with are technical, slow in un
ra eling and expensive. I suggest that
the legislature memorialize congress
on this subject and ask that the ques
tion of forming a new treaty with
Mexico on this point be taken up
through the proper channel."
Texas-New Mexico Boundary.
The work of the boundary commis
sion in trying to settle the boundary
of New Mexico and Texas is related,
but the governor has nothing definite
to report.
For Better State Roads.
The governor urges the creation of a
state highway engineer and a change
in the law to permit a majority vote
r.f taxpayers to carry a good roads
bond issue.
The governor would create a state
l.oard of charities to have civil ser
i ice jurisdiction over employes of state
eleemosynary institutions.
He recommends an employes com
pensation law and the passage of an
act making it .compulsory for capital J
(Continued on next page.)
You Are Protected
By Manufacturers
f There are two kinds of manufacturers. The honest and. the
dishonest the man who makes the best and the man who makes
something inferior. One aims to build up a host of customers
by advertising a worthy product at an honest price and the other
hoodwinks the unwary by offering "something just as good" at a
tempting, price.
Q One takes you into his confidence and deals with you in the
open. The other stoops to underhand practices, misrepresentation,
and unfair business methods.
I Manufacturers who advertise in THE HERALD are among
those who protect you from the unscrupulous. The fact that they
advertise proves that they have nothing to hide.
Read the advertisements in THE HERALD closely and con
stantly every day. Get acquainted with the manufacturers who
protect you from "just as good" products by identifying , their
goods with distinctive brands, packages, and names. It pays to
advertise and it will pay you to read and heed the advertisements
that appear every day in THE HERALD.
(Copyright, 1912, by J. P. Fallon.)
Texas Legislature VjfiU. Elect
Morris Shepparcf For the
Short and Long Terms.
Austin. Texas, Jan. 16. It Is now
practically certain that Morris Shep
pard will be elected by the legislature
for the unexpired term of senator
Bailey as a result of a caucus of the
friends of Sheppard held last evening.
It came to light that there arc 80 mem
bers of the house favoring the election
of Sheppard and IS members of the
senate, which is by far in excess of a
majority in both branches. It was de
cided to have the election of January
28, the same day that Sheppard will
be elected senator for the long term
of six years.
Col. R. M. Johnston, of Houston, re
cently appointed by the governor, is
now holding down the position.
Practically the entire morning ses
sion of the legislature was consumed
today in reading the governor's mes
sage. To Reapportion State.
The senate today adopted a con
current resolution providing for ap
pointing a committee from the house
and senate to canvass the returns cast
at the last general election for gov
ernor and lieutenant governor. It is
expected to canvass the returns on next
Senator Warren today introduced in
the senate two bills, one providing for
the reapportionment of congressional
and one for senatorial districts of the
state. Both of these measures failed at
the last session of the legislature.
Suffrage for Women.
Senator McGregor, of Travis county.
today Introduced in the senate a joint
resolution providing ror an amendment
to the constitution establishing female
suffrage in Texas. The resolution pro
vides that all females of 21 years of
age or over shall be entitled to the
ballot and the governor Is directed to
submit the resolution to the voters of
Texas at the general election to be
held in Texas in November, 191. The
payment of poll tax shall not be a
qualification to such female voters.
Among the other bills introduced
today in the senate -were:
By Watson, prescribing additional
duties for the state inspector of mason
ry and to permit such inspector to
appoint additional assistants when it is
By -Watson, authorizing the forma
tion of reciprocal and inter-insurance
associations and providing that these
agMWtHrasshaU h yflgfha inrlgdjp
flBnw the insurance commissioner.
To Improve Schools.
By Cowell and others, establishing 1
departments of agriculture, domestic I
science and manual training in public
schools. The bill carries an approprla-
tion of $93,030 a year for the main
tenance of such institutions.
By Lattimore, making it unlawful
to peddle medicine from wagons, auto
mobiles, etc
By Lattimore, providing for the cre
ation of a Texas memorial commis
sion which commission. shall have the
task v of erecting a suitable memorial
at Chickamuaga park to the confed
erate veterans from Texas who fell
in the 'civil war. The bill carries an
appropriation of $30,000.
Pros Claim Control.
Despite the failure of the pros to
elect their candidate for speaker in
the house and with a majority of the
members in that body, they claim that
they will control to a large extent the
legislation that comes up for consider
ation during the session.
At first it was believed that probably
the prohibition issue would only be
confined to the contest for the speak
ership, but It is now becoming appar
ent , that the question Is destined to
bob up on many occasions during the
deliberations of the lawmakers. There
seems to be one thing lacking thus far
in the house and' that is organization
of forces. The antis have by far the
best organization, while the pros do
not seem to agree among themselves.
Senate Controlcd by Pros.
Over in the senate the organization
of the pros and antis is more clearly
defined. This was clearly Indicated
when Bob Barker, of San Antonio,
backed by the antis, was defeated for
Ihe secretaryship of that body, aTid W.
O. Howerton. of Austin, a strong pro,
got the plum. It is claimed tht the
senate has a working majority of pros
and there Is considerable speculation
as to whether throughout the session
the senators will keep up the fight in
cidental to the prohibition question.
The senate has completed Its organ
ization. Terrell Besieged by Job Hunters.
Speaker Terrell has been besieged
with applicants for appointments to
positions, which Included an army of
small boys who -want to be appointed
"I have not consulted with anyone
as yet," said Mr. Terrell, "as to the
appointments. 1 have not had the time.
I have not as yet even .decided who
shall be my secretary." The appli
cants included about a dozen negroes.
(Continued on next page.)
Bill Is Introduced in the
Senate to Prohibit Rail
road Passes.
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 16. The senate
of the first state legislature was in ses
sion for an hour this morning, but
took no action other than to receive a
few bills prior to adjournment until to
morrow morning. The only measure of
importance presented today was a bill
by B. F. Pankey, state senator, to pro
hibit railroads from issuing Dasses in
New Mexico. Senator Pankey also pre
sented a Dili zo rtne regulation or rail
roads within the state, having refer
ence tO( shipping. ,
Jieiv .31exlco Prlntlnc
The joint meeting of the printing
committees of the house and senate to
provide for the printing for the ses
sion resulted in Albright & Anderson,
of Albuquerque, securing the printing
of the bills, at a rate of 57 cents a page
the same as prevailed last year.
Senate Employes.
The list of employes in the state
senate as pro'ided for in resolution
No. 1. is as follows:
Isidoro Armijo, of Las Cruces, for
merly county clerk of Dona Ana county,
chief clerk, at $6 a day; Nepomuceno
Segura, assistant chief clerk, at $5 a
-Doniclano Romero, sergeant at arms,
at $6 a day; J. R. Ortiz, assistant ser
geant at arms at So a day.
Maximiliano Baca and Juan Lucero,
enroling clerks, at $5 a day each.
Marshall Orme and Frank Hinojos,
reading clerks, at $5 a day each.
Rev. Leonldas Smith, chaplain, at $3
a day.
Stenographers at $C a day: Miss
Kdith Wileman, Miss Pearl Price, Mrs.
T. Wllllson, Miss Mabel Hickman, N. C.
Manuel Blea, Lorenzo M. Vigil, door
keepers, at $4 a day.
Benigno Gonzales, postmaster, at ?4
a day.
Reuben Garcia, messenger and assist
ant reading clerk, at $2 a day.
Alfonso Herrera and Eduardo Garcia,
pages at fl a day each.
Holt Introduce First Bill.
Senator ' Holt, of Dona Ana county.
Introduced senate ' bill No. 1. which
would enable municipal corporations
to care for their sick and Indigent.
The House Employes.
A resolution introduced Wednesday
afternoon provides fdr the employes
of the house of representatives: The
personnel and salaries of the employes
is as follows:
Chaplain, Rev. father Antonio
Forchegue, ?3 a day.
Chief clerk, Frank Staplin, at ?6 a
day; assistant. Andres' Romero-at ?6
a" day.
Sergeant at arms, Martin Serrano,
at $6 a day; assistant, Lee Sanchez, at
S 5 a. d nv
Enroling clerks, G. D. Vargas and
Timotfeo Bacca. at $5 a day each.
Reading clerks, George W. Armijo
and Ed Lujan. at $5 a day each.
Stenographers, Albert H. Clancy, E.
Wallace. Ida Smith, Miss Winders,
Grace Smith and Will Llewellyn, each
at JC a day.
Postmasters, Miss Heriquez and Miss
Jennie Stevonson, at $4 a day each.
Translator, Crescendo Gallegos. at $4
a day.
Clerks, D. tjuintana. C Trujlllo. D.
Grlego, M. Salazar, L. Lucero and R,
Ortiz, at ?3 a day each.
Pages, Willie Thayer, Dalio Mar
Martinez and Pablo Labadie, at $1 a
day each.
Senator Fall In Santa Fc
United States senator A. B. Fall is
in Santa Fe and says he will spend
only a day or two here. He stated
that he had missed connections with
senator William Alden Smith, at El
Paso, and just came up for a few days.
He will go back to EI Paso about the
last of the week, according to his
statement, and will go from there to
For City Commission.
The Municipal league of New Mexico,
organized several years ago, but reor
ganized last October, numbering among
its members the city attorney and the
mayor of most of the cities of Im
portance in New Mexico, is in session
here. Mayor J. J. Shuler, of Raton,
the president, called the meeting to
order. Howard L. Bickley, of Raton,
the secretary, is also here. The league
appointed a legislative committee which
will draft a bill providing for a com
mission" form of government for cities,
and will present it to the legislature.
They also discussed other municipal
problems such as an occupation tax
law and other needs of the cities.
Luncheon to Visitor.
Wednesday night at the Palace ho
tel, the Santa Fe chamber of commerce
entertained at a Dutch lunoh, the
members of the state legislature, the
delegates to the convention of the
Municipal league, the State Press as
sociation and representatives from va
rious communities In New Mexico, who
are here with the object of forming a
statewide Boosters association.
More Social Gayety.
Thursday night, at a public recep
tion, governor and Mrs. McDonald will
open the executive mansion to 'the leg
islators and their friends.
Friday night, the attraction will be
"When Bunty Pulls the String." and
thus will end the gayeties of the first
week of the session at the capitoL
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 16. That pas
sengers still in the staterooms of the
sinking steamer Cheslake at the port
of Van Anada were neglected by the
members of the crew who were respon
sible for calling them, was the-opinion
expressed tpday by the foreman to the
grand, jury in the Cheslake inquest
Evidence of Capt John Cockle and
chief engineer Louis Price, of the
wrecked steamer, formed the principal
subject matter of the adjourned in
Berlin, Germany, Jan. 16. The ques
tion of a naval demonstration by the
fleets of the European powers against
Turkey was shelved, according to of
ficial report here, prior to the attempts
of the foreign ambassadors In London
to formulate a joint note to be deliv
ered to the Turkish government. Sev
eral of the great powers, Including
some not belonging to the triple alli
ence, declared against such a demon
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. Gen.
Cipriano Castro's appeal from the de
cision of New York Immigration au
thorities barring him from the United
States has been received by secretary
agel, who will give it immediate con
Lawrenceburg, Ind., Jan. 16. A se
rious break in the levee early today
flooded a large portion of the lower
part of tho citj and drove manv of the
residents from their beds for safety.
Chicago Banker Tells Con
gress Concentration of
Credits Is Dangerous.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 16. That the
present concentration of money and
credit is a potential menace to the
country, was asserted before the house
money trust committee today by George
M. Reynolds, president of the Conti
nental and Commercial Dank of Chi
cago. Mr. Reynolds said that he knew
of the. "trend toward concentration of
money and credits," and that he thought
it a dangerous tiling".
"I am opposed to the concentration
of any sort of power," he said. "I be
lieve that concentration to the point it
has already gone is a menace. In say
ing that I do not wish to sit in judg
ment on the men who hold that
Mr. Reynolds said he was opposed to
the principle of interlocking directors
in potentially competing concerns and
that he had adhered to that principle
throughout hi3 banking career.
The Continental and Commercial, Mr.
Reynolds said, loaned money to Its own
directors and corporations with which
thoy were connected, but did not loan
to its officers. He did not believe of
ficers should be allowed to borrow from
their own banks.
Perkins Favors Publicity.
Gporge W. Perkins while testifying
before the money trust committee,
recommended publicity as a cure for
financial evils, the incorporation of the
Now York stock exchange under a fed
eral charter, a closer responsibility
among bank directors, and the accord
ing of representation on the director
ate to minority stock holders in cor
porations. The committee in executive session
determined that chairman Fujo and
counsel Untermyer visit William
Rockefeller and take his testimony in
spite of the opposition of Mr. Pujo.
This determination followed the report
of Dr. C. W. Richardson, who reported
Mr. Rockefeller would submit to a brief
examinat'on without serious results.
Charge Fraud Against Indians.
Charges of gross frauds against the
Indians on the White Earth reservation
in Minnesota; that their physical and
material condition is pitiful, and that
Maj. James McLaughlin, Indian inspec
tor, did not properly guard the Indians'
interests In the allotment of lands, were
made to the house in a report by the
committee on expenses in the interior
department. It recommended that some
remedy be found by congress for the
present -"anomalous sitnallon,". . -by-whieh
the commissioner of Indian af
fairs has complete control over prop
erty worth $1,060,000,000 belonging to
Indians of the various tribes in the
United States.
The committee charges that "fraudu
lent partiality" was shown by Simon
Mlchelet, indian allotting agent. In al
lotting the indian timber under the law
of 1905.
Warren's Reelection Approved.
That the Warren Livestock company,
of which senator Francis E. Warren,
of Wyoming, was the head. Was "main
taining unlawful enclosures" of public
lands in Wyoming and Colorado in
1906, was the substance of a report
adopted by the house committee on ex
penditures in the interior department.
No action against senator Warren's
company is recommended by the com
mitee. the report being limited to the
statement of conclusion that his com
pany then was maintaining illegal
Senator's Warren's relection Is being
hotly contested by an alignment of
Democratic and Progressive forces in
the Wyoming legislature.
Sugar M6- Be On Free List.
Sugar refiners, beet sugar men, Cali
fornia wine producers, mineral water
importers and others descended in
force upon the house committee on
ways and means to fight out the tariff
Nothing In the committee's examin
ations of the varying shades of sugar
rate views indicated any weakening of
the tentative Democratic plan for pre
senting another free sugar bill for ac
tion by the house at the coming extra
session of congress.
Some of the leading men in the su
gar industry were present. Edwin H.
Atkins, the vice president and acting
head of the American Sugar Refining
company, proposed a moderate reduc
tion in the sugar tariff. Henry T. Ox
nard, of California and a dozen wit
nesses from California, Colorado, Mon
tana, Wisconsin. Michigan and other
states were present to right for tariff
protection for American beet sugar in
terests. Wants Tariff on Wines.
The California wine trade was pic
tured as in a deplorable condition wnen
the committee took up schedule "H"
wines, spirits and other beverage's.
Former commissioner of internal rev--enue
John W. Yerkes contended that
"') was a necessity, but that im
ported wines were a luxury and there
fore should bear the burden of tariff
Proposes New Currency Plan.
An organization of 20 geographically
located clearing houses, with authority
to issue loan certificates, convertible
on demand into government currency
at 50 percent of their face value, was
proposed to the house currency reform
committee as the natural solution of
the currency problem by W. A. Nash,
president of the Corn Exchange bank,
of New York, and a former president
of the New York clearing house.
Mr. Nash saw necessity for a cen
tral bank, deprecated the Idea of copy
ing European methods and urged he
committee not to seek the plan of some
theorist in finance, who, he said, "is
more to be evaded than a bull in a
china shop."
Mr. Nash said the clearing houses
contemplated in i.is plan practically
would be regional banks.
Any steamship bringing any Insane
alien Into the United States would be
liable to a fine of $200 under 3n
amendment to the immigration law
passed by the house.
A contest has been filed bv F Leon-aZaiJT-
Democrat, against the election
of W. M. Chandler, progressive, of tho
nineteenth New York district.
Sold Stnndnrd OH Letter.
A written acknowledgement pur
porting to have been signed by Charles
Stump, on August 1. 1905, that he dis
posed of certain Standard Oil letteri to
"Mr. Chamberlain" and "Mr. MooSey "
of the New York Journal for a con
sideration, was placed in evidence to
day before the campaign contribution
committee of the senate by George
Stump, a brother of Charles. Georie
.Stump said he got his brother to
?rBn.oM ??pe,r an.? wltnessed it himself.
He said his brother was dead.
"Would Tax Stock Deals.
Senator Cummins has introduced a
bill for a 10 percent tax on short sell
ing of stocks and dealing in stock fu
tures, grain, agricultural products an 1
(Continued on next page.)
Nealon and McDonald Make
a Hard Fight to Land the
Convention Here.
Phoenix. Ariz., Jan. 16. Henry A.
Jastro, of Bakersfield. Calif., was re
elected president and Dwight B. Heard,
of Phoenix, was reelected vice presi
dent. The n;xt convention will be
held in Denver.
These are the principal results of the
final session of the sixteenth annual
convention of the American National
Livestock association, held Wednesday
afternoon. Denver was selected as the
next place of meeting only after the
friends of Denver and Albuquerque had
fought hard on the floor of the con
vention. The way Joseph Nealon and
C C. McDonald fought for El Paso,
only to withdraw when they saw what
the sentiments of the association's
leaders were, won the hearts of all.
John W. Springer, of Denver, ex
tended an invitation on behalf of tho
citizens of that city. W. H. H. Jack,
of Folsom, N. ML. advanced the claims
of Albuquerque.
The Fight For El Paso.
Joseph M. Nealon. of El Paso, then
mounted the platform and invited the
delegates to select the Pass City.
Once more J. H. Parramore. the bent
and white-haired cowman of Abilene,
Texas, got into the limelight and made
a big hit with the assembled dele
gates. Mr. Parramore said that he had
come to Phoenix with the intention of
voting for EI Paso, but Tuesday the
convention decided that the 1915 con
vention should be in San Francisco. In
the meantime there should be at least
one convention between the Southern
Pacific and the Canadian border.
"In Texas matters, I am for Texas,
but in matters of national importance
I am going to do what I think Is right,"
said Mr. Parramore. "It is plain to me
that the next convention should go to
C. C McDonald Indulged in some
flights of oratory and in some beauti
ful word pictures, that evoked shrieks
of laughter. Halls for dances had al
ready been rented, he said. Grub for
the chuck-wagons had been ordered.
In EI Paso there Is a girl for every
one and the cattlemen would not suf
fer for lack of attention. No one would
be arrested except the man who threat
ened to go home and "tell tho folks."
It was a brilliant address and had not
president Jastro later made a talk in
favor of Denver, it might have won
the convention for El Paso.
President Jastro settled the matter
by stating that for the rood of the or
ganization the 1914 convention should
bo held In Denver. He denied that he
l-was particularly friendly to Denveri
ana saia mat ne would be glad to, have
the convention go to El Paso, but that
circumstances demanded the holding of
me nan garnering in tne uoiorado
Electing Officers.
Dwight R Heard nominated Mr. Jas
tro to succeed himself as president.
T. ML Potter, of Kansas, seconded
the nomination. "We need a fighter,
one who needs no introduction when
he gets to Washington," Mr. Potter
President Jastro was reelected by a
rising vote, amid a storm of enthusi
astic cheers.
"I had hoped that I would be ' per
mitted to retire." said Mr. Jastro, "but
I would be devoid of all feeling of
gratitude if I declined the honor you
have tendered me," He closed by urg
ing that all congressmen sent to
Washington be pledged to support the
interests of the livestock industry.
John W. Springer nominated Mr.,
Heard as first vice president. C P.
Mullen, president of the Arizona Cattle
Growers' association, seconded the
nomination, and the secretary was in
structed to cast a unanimous vote for
tho Phoenician.
J. C. Underwood, of Wyoming, then
placed in nomination for vice presi
dents C. M. O'Donnell. J. B. Hendricks,
H. B. Parsons, C. B. Rhodes and Ike T.
Pryor. They were elected without
A number of important resolutions
wero reported by the resolutions com
mittee and adopted, all unanimously,
after they had been read by secretary
T. W. Tpmlinson.
The Resolution.
Resolution No. 1 was particularly
strong and demanded the retention of
the import duties on livestock and
meat products, as well as all farm
products. The livestock Industry, de
clared the resolution, should have the
same protection as other industries.
Free meat, it declared, would greatly
cilrtail the production of livestock in
this country, and prices would be set
bock to where they were for years be
fore 1910. The resolution also opposed
free hides.
No. 2 urged upon congress- the
p'assage of a bill providing for the
physical valuation of railroads, in or
der to determine whether raises in
rates the railroad companies are fight
ing for are justified. T. M. Potter made
an earnest talk in favor of this reso
lution. Adjustment of Rates.
Resolution No. 3 dealt with the In
termountain livestock rate question.
The executive board was called upon
to take the matter up with the inter
state commerce commission and en
deavor to secure an equitable adjust
ment Rates from the west to the
east should be no higher than the rates
from tho east to the west it was
No. 5 demanded that congress take
some action looking toward the pro
tection of American livestock and
ranch interests in Mexico.
The government administration of the
national forests was endorsed unre
servedly No. 6 urged federal control
of arid and semi-arid grazing lands,
being a strong endorsement of the
Lever land leasing bill, unanimously
endorsed by the convention the day
An elastic currency, more responsive
tr, th. needs of business, was favored
in another resolution. Still another
set the association on recora as oeing
unalterably opposed to a prohibitive
tax on oleomargarine. The Grout' bill,
it stated, is discriminatory and reduces
the value of all livestock In the coun-
Better Snnitnry Rcgaatlon.
Resolution No. 9 endorsed the work
of the department of agriculture and
No. 10 demanded more effective sani
tary regulations to prevent the ship
ment of disease-Infected cattle from
one state to another. The work of the
national committee on bovine tubercu
losis was commended.
Another resolution favored uniform
livestock contracts, not limiting the
liability of common carrier for ship
ments of stock. This matter will be
laid before the interstate commerce
The work of the agricultural col
leges was endorsed in a separate reso
lution and more liberal appropriations
for their support were recommended
to state legislatures:
The convention ends today with an
entertainment program.
Exclusion of the Ulstermen
From Provisions of Meas
ure Is Opposed.
London. Eng., Jan. 16. When the
final debate on the home rule bill was
taken up in the house of commons
this evening a crowd was awaiting
eagerly the speech of John Redmond,
tho Irish leader. Three rounds of
cheers greeted him.
"We oppose the exclusion of Ulster
from the home rule bill on severel
grounds," he said, "but the supreme ob
jection is that nothing would compen
sate the Nationalists for the mutilation
of their country."
Mr. Redmond then reiterated that the
Nationalists accepted the bill as the
final solution of a vexed ouestion. He
thought It would lead to the reconeil- r
latlon of all the interest at stake be
tween the north and the south of Ire
land. Mr. Redmond declared that the Na
tionalists refused to regard Ulster men
as anything but brothers and he in
vited them to join with the Nationalists
in the emancipation and the govern
ment of their common cause;.
"I believe that in spite of the house
of lords, the home rule bill is going
to pass into law within the life time of
this parliament The house of lords, we
know, is going to throw it out, but al
though the lords still have teeth, they
cannot bite," he said.
Premier Asquith, in presenting the
bill, pleaded with the house to forget
the past and give! Ireland what the vast
majority demanded. He laid stress on
the safeguards introduced in the bill
to prevent the protestants from being
oppressed by the majority and repeat
ed the government's offer to introduce
any other safeguards if the opposition
would outline what was -wanted.
Mr. Balfour moved the rejection of
the measure.
Senators of "Western States Suggest
Possible Appointees foil Secretary
of the Interior.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. Demo
cratic senators from the Rocky moun
tain region today sent to president
tlect Wilson a letter urging the selec
tion of a representative of that sec
tion as secretary of the interior. Mr.
Wilson was assured that the appoint
ment of former governor E. L. Norrie,
of Montana; former governor James
H. Hawley, of Idaho: J. N. Field, of
Oregon, or Clay Tallraan, of Nevada,
wjUl be satisfactory to tb Democrats
ornhe far west. Senator Newlands. of
Nevada; Chamberlain, of Oregon: My
ers, of Montana; Perky, of Idaho, and
Smith and Asirurst, of Arizona, were
the signers of Xhe letter.
Trenton. N. J., Jan. 16. President
elect Wilson has announced that he has
invited Col. George W. Goethals. chief
engineer of the Panama canal, to con
fer with him here Friday. The gov
ernor declared he would try to obtain
as much information as possible about
the canal from Mr. Goethals and
looked forward to the visit with much
Senator Gore, of Oklahoma, lunched
with the governor. The governor said
the bill he had introduced to increase
the membership of the United States
supreme court had been proposed of
his own initiative and that he had
avoided mirooselv dlsraisafnr- Jt -nrlth
the president-elect
President elect Wilson had several
conferences scheduled today, including
appointments with representative Rob
ert u. iienry, or Texas, senator Brous
sard, of Louisiana, and several Import'
ant New York Democrats.
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 18. Declaring
that the "goody-goody attitude" hurts
the party's cause, George C Pennell. of
"Pennsylvania, in addressing the Pro
hibition national conference here, said:
"We have conducted our campaigns
so that a man has to be a saint before
he could vote the Prohibition ticket I
am sick and tired of having Prohibi
tionists tell each other how good they
Pierre, S. D Jan. 16. The equal
suffrage constitutional amendment
carried In the senate with but two -opposing
votes. This was theu first time
It has gone through withou?a fight
Helena, Mont, Jan. 16. Thomas J.
Walsh, of Helena, was declared elected
senator for the six year term begin
ning next March, succeeding senator
Dixon, at a Joint session of the legisla- i
Chicago Minister Names Athletic Young Men of His
Congregation to Escort Lone Women to Church
During Reign of Crime by Holdup Men
in the Metropolis of the West.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 16. El Paso is not
the only city in the country where
people are afraid to go borne alone
after dark. Holdups in Chicago are be
coming so bold that volunteers are
sssaraMK the pro-
I1J?lnf..the attack " two young
Zl? thnit6 eoasresation by holdup
First thU Ja" &31-' ' J
??rUJ PafcaVC.nUe and 3vest Congress !
? j """'uocea tnat ne has
Jrtt ?!" of " y young
men of the church to escort unattended
ices?60 and frm the evening sv-
ofTt.i S2Vce.v?uard" consists of 15
eon.ft athle"c loung men of the
oh2Sa.Uon' and the- rePrt at the
? ? 6 oclock in the evening and
hS 2 tne homes of such women as
telephone to the church for escorts.
Crime conditions in Chicago de
mand this work," said the Rev. Dr.
"tS61" announcing his plan.
I have known for some time that our
women were afraid to come to church
alone And this has been emphasized
by the recent attacks upon two of our
Lascurain Contends That the
Resignation of Madero
Was One of the Demands.
Mexico City. Mex., Jan. 16. Sener
Pedro Lascurain, minister of foreign
affairs, said last night that be himself
had rejected the rebels' peace pro
posals, as they were of an impossible
character. They included a demand
for the resignation of president Ma
dero, he says, though the rebels say
they did not include such a demand.
They admit however, that the proposals-
demanded the resignation of Mr.
Rebel Recerr Activity.
The rebels in the state of Durango
are renewing their campaign- of de
struction, according to private tele
grams received here which tell of the.
burning of the stations at Capolina
and Urbanos, between Durango and
Torreon, and the sacking and burning
of San Lucas and Lagat SO miles north
of Durango.
Many bridges on the International
railway between Durango and Torreon
have been destroyed and trains at Cata
lona have been burned and raUway
traffic has been suspended.
Four sharp encounters between reb
els and f ededals in tile states of Mexico
and Morelos are reported, in all c
which the federals claim to have in
flicted considerable loss on the rebels.
Veracrax Is Threatened.
Grave rumors are current of a
threatened concentrated attack on
Veracruz, both from the outside and
l within the city, to liberate Felix Diaz,
tne ieaaer or tne recent rveolatlon
here, and give impetus to the Orozco
rislng. The military authorities have been
advised of a possible revolutionary
movement and are ready to meet emer
gencies. They have strict orders from,
the central government to kill every
The foreign consols in Veracruz
have received notification of the im
pending danger and have advised their
Conservative people believe that the
daring plot will not materialize, bnt
the warlike preparations for resistance
on the part of army and navy have
alarmed the people.
Governor Forcibly Holds Out.
Denying the right of Angnstin San
chez to be governor of the state of
Tlaxcala, the retiring governor, senor
Hidalgo, last night barricaded himself
in the state palace witii a guard of
state troops. Sanchez established the
new government in a private house.
Slight rioting took place is the street
Hidalgo named a third man to suc
ceed him at midnight, declaring that
he would yield to him if acclaimed b
the people.
American Is Acquitted.
W. C. Nichols, an American fruit
errower, whose liberation from jail at
Tampico was secured last September
by ambassador Wilson by a direct de
mand on the governor of the state of
Tamaclipas, was declared not gulltr
vesterday by the supreme court of ihe
charge of murder made against him.
Nichols was alleged to have mur
dered a bandit he had captured and
was taking to jaiL He was sentenced
t- eight years' imprisonment notwith
standing the confession of a Mexican
that he was the slayer of the bandit
and had killed the man to get -the re
Rebels Complete the Work of CnttinE
the Tom Off From Interior Mex
ico Smelters Are Closed.
All communication below Jaares re-c
mains CHt by the rebel activity with;
the destruction Wednesday at the
Mexican Central railway below Gal
lego. It is said that only four bridges
were burned about 150 kilometers
south, and reconstruction work has
Although there is no telegraph, con
nection below Gallego. a work train
hats gone out Behind the construction
train is a military train, nehind that
the Wednesday passenger train, then:
another military train and the Thurs
day morning passenger train, which,
left Juares this morning. It is believed
that the northbound passenger train
of Wednesday remained in Chihuahua
Wire connection over the Mexico
North Western railway lines as far
south as Madera was secured Thurs
day morning at Juarez. AH was re
ported at the various towns along the
route, but the rebels have done a com
plete job in destroying the road.
The North Western management to
day discharged all bridge repairing
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young women by holdup men. Until the
crime wave has subsided our special
police guard will be in readiness when
ever called upon."
Three of the police squad are mem
bers, of the I'mvi rsity of Chicago foot
ball team, three of the Y. M. C A.
basketball team, while five others are
members either of th. Chicago or Illi
nois athletic clubs .iiM have won their
.piirs in contests of suonsrth.
.larres Henderson, i - nam of church
police," is presidt nt ot the Bible class
of the church, and .h"ipion weight
thrower of the Y. M. . ' a. Speaking
of bis men , he s i !
"Of course, we ! pe there will be no
occasion for th use of perooi
Drowess in escorting tho un wop
uf the church to and from their horr.
hut if it should be nect-ssarv ou
depend on the men In ni , ;ual t
spond to ar cmergeinj Th, -t i-
a fellow in fie lot wno ir ijn ,
chance cannot render a goo ' a
of himself in any conir
strength anil ability ..
merit Of course w e . i
with revolve!-, bu-
thin gills can, a.n.5., &

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