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Monday Erening,
January 20, 1913 12 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair Tonight and Tuesday;
Colder Tonight
His Enemies, Including
Democrats and Progres
sives, at Work.
Ottomans Bave 14 Days in
Which to Come to Terms,
or War Will Be Resumed.
London. Eng., Jan. 20. Bulgaria, Ser
via and Montenegro today presented an
ultimatum to Turkey, giving the Otto
man government 14 days in -which to
make s. favorable reply to their de
mands, according to dispatches from
Full power to declare the resumption
of hostilities against Turkey was tele
graphed to Dr. S. Daneff, leader of the
Bulgarian delegation, and his col
leagues, by the Bulgarian premier, J. S.
Guechoff, who told them to exercise it
whenever in their opinion further peace
negotiations became useless.
The representative of the Balkan al
lies will therefore directly notify Gen.
Savoff, the Bulgarian commander in
thief, that the armistice has ended as
soon as it becomes apparent that there
Is no hope for peace. Hostilities will
commence four days afterward.
Bulgarian Are 311sled.
The Bulgarians have now discovered
that they have been completely misled
In regard to the condition prevailing in
the beleagured Turkish fortress of
Adrian ople.
Two weekB ago they were informed
that the fall of the fortress could be
expected hourly, but a recent council of
v. ar held at Mustapha Pasha, under the
presidency of king Ferdinand, came to
the conclusion that Shukri Pasha, the
Turkish commander in Adrianople, had
b en able to economize the supplies in
the fortress to such an extent that tho
garrison would be able to resist per
haps for several months more.
Shukri Pasha, it appears, deluded the
Bulgarians by means of false reports
spread by supposed deserters who
reached the Bulgarian lines drawn
arojnd the city
The commanders of the Bulgarian
forces now know the truth, and Bul
garia has determined to force a speedy
solution, so as to put an end to the
hf avy expenditures and permit the men
under arm? who comprise virtually the
v hole of the able bodied male popula
tion of Bulgaria, to return to agricul
tural work. Otherwise, it is thought
the next harvest will be lost.
Serria Wants Monastlr.
Servia will ask to occupy permanent
1 the district of NVva'psear, bordering
on the German frontier, and also the
entire region eastward from the River
Tnn to Lake Ochrlda, as well as the
fortress of Monastir. which the Ser
vian troops captured from the Turks i
after a severe fight. .1 1
Road Is in Good Shape and a Itide ,
Through the Exhilarating Valley j
Atmenhcre Id Very Pleasing. I
People who use their automobiles for ;
running about the city only or on me
paved roads in the immediate vicinity
of the city, do not get the full value
of their cars; they cannot appreciate
the added enjoyment of country driv
ing its exhilaration and its real pleas
ure! "With the. roads in good condition,
every Sunday ought to witness at least
100 cars making the trip from Kl Paso
to Las Cruces.
Starting from El Paso at 9 clock in
the morning, barring accidents to the
car. lis Cruces should be reached long
before noon, even at moderate running.
A stay of two or three hours in Las
Cruces. Mesilla Park and vicinity and
tfre roads are good and permit running
many miles through the beautiful coun-
try up there can be made, and El
Paso can then be reached on the return
journey before dark.
The road from Kl Paso to Las Craces
Is now in fine shape and it is a de
lightful day's ride up through the val
ley to the sister- city of the Crosses
and return.
The only place between the two towns
that is in anv way bad is a section of
a. quarter of a mile just this side of
Canutillo, where the floods washed out
the El Paso road and the temporary
road runs out rnrough the foothills,
but this hiis recently been worked and
is not at all bad.
From Anthony to Las Cruces, the Las
Cruces automobilists have been work
ing the road. The low places haveibeen
filled with clay and one very mean,
sandy hill near Fort Fillmore has been
covered a foot deep with clay, remov
ing the worst obstacle on the entire
road. The high plaees have been
dragged and a good deal of scraper
work has been done in other places.
There are a good many bumps between
Vado and Mesquite, but even this sec
tion could not be called bad. There is
not a spot between El Paso and Las
Crnces that cannot now be negotiated
bv a runabout with great ease. G. A.
Martin and wife and Mr. and Mrs. L. P.
Boyce made the round trip yesterday
,n a Chalmers "30" and only went into
Intermediate speed twice on the trip
iip and once coming back. In October,
when the same trip was made, speed
changes were necessary at least 20
times. This indicates the improved con
dition of the road.
TCI Paso is more than S20.000 &
ahead of alfprevtons years in
the total amount of the gross
receipts of the postoffice. This
increase not only breaks all
records for El Paso, but is a
greater increase than a ma
jority of the larger offices In
the country can show. The
total gross receipts for 1912
were ?156,88.78. Those of 1911
were $136,782.59.
Shipped from Liverpool, Eng., to El Paso as freight, Miss May Simpson arrived
n El Paso recently and was claimed by the consignee, Arthur Morton, who had the
bill of lading for Miss Simpson and an invoice calling for her. They were married
at the McCoy as soon as the necessary receipts were signed for Miss Simpson, the
only girl that was ever shipped by freight from one country to another. 1
The laws of the United States are strict regarding the emigration of young
girls unattended. Miss Simpson, who is a member of a well known Liverpool fam
ily, had no one to accompany her to ElPaso, where she had arranged to be married
to Morton, who had "been a boyhood sweetheart back in Liverpool. She was sent by
freight in the regular course of business. Morton was unable to meet her at vial-'
veston and had the Y. M. C. A. there to arrange for Miss Simpson's care until she
took the train for El Paso.
She reached El Paso safely, where Morton met her, obtained the license7 and
they were quietly married and are spending their honeymoon in a little cottage at
the Elephant Butte construction camp.
Santa Fe. N. M, Jan. 20. Although
f the legislature started the present
session with as little delay as though
they had only been home for a week
instead of seven months, and many
needed bills were presented, there
promises to be a lull in active legis
lative work before long, while the
senatorial matter is disposed of.
In an effort to clarify the situation
representative John Baron Burg intro
duced during the past week, a reso
lution declaring that the members of
the senate and house of representa
tives meet on Tuesday, January .21,
and proceed to ballot for United States
senator. This In effect declares Illegal
the second election of senator A. B.
This resolution did not pass the
house last week, and must do so today
In order to reach the senate in time
for action. There are those who
think that judge Fall's friends will do
everything possible to prevent a vote
at this session, although an announce
ment to this effect has been made. It
is believed that they will rely on the
former election to seat the senator.
Senator Fall is still in the city, al
though he is not showing himself
much. However, it Is believed that he
is hard at work nevertheless. Just
whether he is trying to' prevent a bal
lot for senator, or is attempting to
line up his old supporters so as to havo
a majority on joint ballot, cannot bd
As for the Democrats, they are not
taking the initiative in the matter, but
they stand ready with some 24 votes
out of 73, whenever a proposition is
made to them that will put somebody
in the senate more friendly to them
than Fall. This most certainly cannot
be a Democrat but there is a possibil
ity that a "Progressive," favorable to
the Democrats, and capable of swintr-
f ing for himself a few Spanish-Ameri
can votes, may be able to get a ma
jority. Former governor M. A. Otero is
making a play for the joint votes of
the "Progressives." Spanish-American
Republicans and -Democrats, but
whether he will succeed, cannot be
foretold as yet.
The reason the Spanish-American
vote plays so important a part is be
cause, although most of them are Re
publican, they are a little put out that
In the election at the first of last ses-
Lsteo. and later when FaH was elected
mtsniTsr?ji& jfBirve wits even cuDsmera,
and Sere are some of them, although
ReptfWIeans, -who are not strong
enough Party men to vote lor Fall
again, if they felt sure one of their
race had a chance to represent New
Mexico. Felix Martinez, although a
Democrat, could probably swing these
legislators into line if anyone could.
and from the outside, it looks like
governor Otero was the next best man.
At any rate it seems likely that the
coming week will see legislation large
ly side tracked until the senatorial
matter is disposed of one way or an
other. (
Legislator Visit Homes.
Many of the legislators went home
over Sunday and there were no cau
causes on. It is yet too early for the
press of business to keep the law
makers at their desks all the time,
and they are taking things easy.
Printed copies of bills have begun
arriving and with them on hand early
passage of those which meet committee
approval may be expected. The house
bill appropriating money for the print
ing of the bills and journals already
has the approval of the committee on
finance, to which it was referred.
For a Xew Conrt.
The house committee upon judiciary
has decided to recommend the passage
of an art creating an associate district
judgeship in the fifth judicial district,
in the same manner as vacancies are
filled. The bill was presented to the
committee by J. M. Hervey, an attorney
of Roswell, who made a" statement in
favor of the move. The district is said
to be really more than one judge can
handle and as the assessed valuation
of Its four counties, Eddy. Chaves,
Roosevelt and Curry is sufficient to
permit the creation of the office, and
the people want it, the bill is likely
to pass.
New Mexico Salary Bill.
The joint finance committee of the
two houses has begun the construc
tion of a salary bill based upon the
most equitable classification ever at
tempted heretofore. This is a classifi
cation upon collections, assessed valu
ation and population.
The joint committee has appointed
a sub-committee of three members
from each house to draft a bill on
the question. This sub-committee is
composed of the following: Clark,
Holt and HInkle for the senate, and
Chavez, Catron and Sanchez for the
This sub-committee is to draft a
measure somewhat along the lines of
the salary bill Passed last year, but
will try to make a more equitable
measure. This may then be submitted
to the governor for his approval and
suggestions, or it may be reported di
rectly to the house.
University Asks Aid.
Three members of the state univer
sity board of regents. R. W. D.Bryan, the
president of the board; Nathan Jaffa,
of Roswell, and H. L. Bickley, of Ra
ton, are here talking to the executive
and going over the plans for the in
stitution for the coming year. The
board wants a considerably increased
appropriation for the maintenance of
the university, an appropriation large
enough to allow some development
work to be done.
Prosecutor of Dynamiters
Objects to Limiting Lia
bility of Sureties.
Chicago, IIU Jan. 20. The $60,000
bonds tendered In behalf of Eugene
Clancy, of San Francisco, were not ap
proved by the United States circuit
court of appeals because of objections
made by district attorney Miller, who
prosecuted the union leaders in the In
dianapolis dynamite conspiracy trial.
The ball was declared insufficient be
i cause the liability of each surety was
limited by stipulation, and for other
It was said that bail for Frank M.
Ryan, president of the Ironworkers'
union and the two other Chicagoans-1
under sentence may be perfected in a
few days.
Bonds for $30,000 were also presented
for Wm. E. Reddin, of Milwaukee, who
Is under a three years' sentence. These
also will be investigated by the gov
ernment. Bonds for the release of W. Bert
Brown and Wm. J. McCain, of Kansas
City, were approved. The men will be
released from the federal prison at
Leavenworth in a few days pending
the appeal of the cases. The bonds
were $30,000 in each case.
Refuses to Aid Dynamiters.
St. Louis Mo.. Jan. 20. With the
declaration by J. W. "Wooster Lam
bert, known as St. Louis's-rlehest bach
elor, that he would not sign the $70.
000 appeal bond necessary to release
P. J. Morrin and J. H. Barry from the
Leavenworth penitentiary, the plans of
obtaining the freedom of the St. Louis
ians, convicted of complicity in the
dynamite conspiracy received a set
Attorney Who Defended the McN'amaraa
la Charged "With Having Bribed
r. Juror In the Case.
Los Angeles, Calif, Jan. 20. Clarence
S. Darrow, lawyer, author, union labor
advocate and defender of labor leaders
accused of serious crimes, was placed
on trial today, for the second time, on a
charge of haing attempted to corrupt
a juror in the MeNamara jury.
After a trial lasting nearly all last
summer, Darrow was acquitted of hav
ing bribed a talesman in the trial of
James B. MeNamara, now serving a
sentence in San Quentin penitentiary
for blowing up the Los Angeles Times
Today the lawyer was put on trial
on the charge of having bribed Robert
F. Bain, a juror In the case.
Robbers Demolish the Safe In tie Of
fice of the Gulf Refining company
nnd Secure Between SCO and S5S3.
Ycggmen are the latest criminals to
enter El Paso. Some time Saturday
night two of them blew the safe in the
Gulf Refining company s oiiice, oa
Dallas street, near tne ix. a. trauiw,
securing between $60 and $86. The safe
was demolished. The detectives believe
the men used an overcharge of nitro
glycerin. In addition to completely
wrecking the safe, all the windows in
the office were blown out. The sate
blowers left no clue.
Recover Stolen "Watch.
A watch belonging to J. E. Dovley.
which was "snatched" from him during
September of last year, has been lo
cated by the city detectives and awaits
the owner's identification. Mr. Dovley s
address at that time was 109 boutn
Satnton street but he has since neJ
and the detectives have been unable to
locate bim.
Plans "Wholesale Arrests.
Police chief I. N. Davis says he in
tends to-rid the city of the crooks.
Wholesale arrests will be made, accord
ing to the chief and those arrested, lr
they are unable to give a sattsfactorj
answer as to their occupation, will re
ceive orders to vacate the city. Mon
day morning there were 67 prisoners m
the city jail for breakfast This is the
largest number at any one time in tne
city jail for many months.
Washington. D. C. Jan. 20. Sugar
Planters in Veracruz. Mexico, heavy
losers by rebel depredations, have no
tified the Madero government that II
It does not pay the rebel, Zapata, to
Protect their growing crops, they will
do so.
Consul Edwards reports from Juarez
that except for the uncertainty of rail
road transportation, troubles on the
border seem to be subsiding.
Although Gen. Blanco of the federal
forces. Is mi'sinc rumors of the cap
ture and execution of Blanco cannot
be confirmed.
Ring Ticket Is Completed;
Levy, Leavell, Hewitt and
Clayton For Aldermen.
The ring ticket is now complete.
C. E. Kelly will head it for mayor,
with W. S. Clayton, J. I. Hewitt, Ben
Levy and C H. Leavell for aldermen.
Others selected are:
City collector and assessor Dave
City treasurer Lamar Davis.
City recorder Ballard ColdwelL
"With the announcement of the can
dldacv of Ben Levy and C. H. Leavell
for aldermen, the ring's aldermanic list
is completed. .fercy mcunee ana s.
Blumenthal have decided not to make
Blumenthal have aecidea not to maKe
Othe race f or relectlon, it Is announced.
11 13 pruiwuic ,MUIL LUC uuiucuuiucia
and the descendants 01 onicenoiaers, at
the reirular meeting of the Toung Men's
Democratic club Thursday night, will
take the new candidates under the wing
of the club.
Kelly and Sullivan have already been
endorsed; the aldermen and Mr. Davis
will come next and it is possible that
Coldwell's endorsement will be left un
til last
Nothing has been heard from the
anti-ring quarter. Rumor has It that
when Tom Xea refused to make the
race for mayor on that ticket, the antls
lost heart. Anyhow, "tho young Demo
crats" are feeling th& anti3 out by
bringing out one candidate at a time.
"I will not be a candidate for re
election," said alderman Sam Blumen
thal Monday morning. "In severing my
connection with the city administra
tion I wish to say that during the sir
years I have served the city, I have
been connected with a body of men
whom I can cheerfully and heartily
recommend for reelection."
Efforts of ring supporters In the
labor unions to get the unions to en- J
dorse a candidate for alderman on the
ring ticket are said to have been frus
trated by the majority of the union
leaders, who readily saw through the
plan to try to tie up the labor organ
izations to the ring organization.
Assessors Want Some Way
to Make Livestock Men
Pay Equitably.
Phoenix. Ariz., Jan. 20. Among the
important resolutions adopted by the
Arizona Assessors' association at Its
annual session in Yuma was one favor
ing a new system of assessing live
stock. Anotner recommended to the
legislature a law imposing a small tax
on moneys and credits.
During the taxation controversies of
the last few years the mining companies
have made frequent assertions that
more cattle are shipped out of Arizona
each year than are assessed for pur
poses of taxation. It is a fact that Ari
zona exports 300,000 cattle a year and
taxes are paid on only 400,000. The
natural inference is that the stockmen
do not return all their cattle. to the
The resolution passed by the asses
sors' association favors a law com
pelling cattle inspectors to make re
ports to the county assessors as well as
to the livestock sanitary board. The
Information would have to be much
more detailed than is furnished the
board. The age and sex of each animal
would be required.
It Is estimated that if a cattleman
sells 50 steers in a year he must have
at least 150 cows and 300 head of
assessable cattle. This is the basis of
estimating herds that the assessors
favor. There would be various pro
visions of the law to meet varying con
ditions. Under the present law the tax on
moneys and credits is the same as on
all other property. But the tax is not
paid. When a .taxpayer lists his prop
erty to the assessor, he does not list
his bank account If he has a savings
account bearing 4 percent Interest he
cannot afford to pay taxes which may
be as much as 3 percent As a result
nearly everyone In Arizona who has a
bank account Is evading the law, but
the assessors hare no way to prove
this, even were it desired to do so.
The assessors favor an annual tax of
three or four mills on the dollar on
moneys and credits. They want to see
a law similar to that of Minnesota,
where the tax is three mills, passed
in this state. " In Minnesota, bank
accounts are listed on separate blanks
and when a return is entered on the
tax roll, money and property are lumped
together. Thus the amount of cash a
taxpayer has, ih never made public
The law has not resulted in an in
crease of Interests rates.
F. W. Clay has secured the endorsement of the manufacturing committee of
the chamber of commerce for the cotton mill he proposes to build here. He in
tends to finance it for $500,000 or $1,000,000, and says that eastern capitalists
prefer the latter amount He proposes to have the officers and board of directors
selected from local stockholders.
He says in his report that labor which costs as high as $2.50 in North Carolina
can be secured here for $1.50 per day, and that coal will cost $2,80 per ton laid
down in El Paso, while in Carolina points it costs $3 per ton.
In the event of the establishment of a cotton mill here of the size planned, he
says about 500 persons would be employed and the payroll would run $20,000 per
El Pasoan Is Vice Chairman of the Committee on Irriga
tion Hudspeth Prepares a Bill to Enable Texans
to Sue Mexico to Recover Damages Pro
hibition Submission Question Up Again.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 20. Speaker Terrel
today announced the appointment of
the standing committees in the house.
El Paso county representatives fared
well In the apportionment of the com
mittees. Eugene Harris was made vice
chairman of tho .committee on con
gressional districts,! also a member of
the committees on municipal corpus
tions stock and stock raising, revenue
and iaxaUon and senatorial districts.
r v TJurtres was made chairman of
the committee on mines and mining,
vice chairman of the irrigation commit
tee, and a member of the criminal
jurisprudence, state asylums and edu
cation committees.
To Recover Damages.
Senator Hudspeth, who has just ar
rived, today announced that he would
introduce in the senate a bill provid
ing for the recovery of damages for
personal injuries occurring In foreign
countries, provided the plaintiff re
sides in Texas. His chief purpose Is to
permit the recovery of damages to
Texans residing in Mexico.
For Eleemosynary Board.
Representative R. F. Burges. of El
Paso, today introduced a bill providing
for the operation of a state board of
charities, which board shall have the
management and control of the 13 state
eleemosynary institutions of the state
This bill is one of the recommendations
of the governor. Mr. Burges said that
the bill had been prepared under the
supervsilon of Dr. B. M Worsham, of
El Paso, former superintendent of the
state insane asylum at Austin.
For Submission Again.
A. W. Walker, of Dallas, formerly
vico chairman of the state wide pro
hibition forces, announces that he has
consulted with many pros and that
they will petition the Democratic legis
lative committee to place submission on
the ticket In the Democratic primary of
1914. He says that this will be a great
help to a prohibition candidate for
governor of Texas, for every preacher
will demand submission of the prohibi
tion, question, and therefore, that those
of his church will also vote for the pro
hibition candidate for governor.
To Investigate Attorney General.
A stir was created In the senate to
day when Senator T. H. McGregor, of"
Travis county, introduced a rcsolujtion
provldlng for the investigation of the
attorney general's department covering
a period of three years. In presenting
the resolution, senator McGregor made
the allegation that the department had
dismissed a land suit pending In Travis
county involving about $400,000 of
property, which action was taken by
the attorney general's department in
spite of the fact that John L. Terrell,
the assistant attorney general in charge
cf the litigation, had refused to dismiss
them because he believed the state
could win the "case. Other charges
were made by senator McGregor, who
Insisted that a committee should be ap
pointed to conduct the investigation.
By a vote of 17 to 18, consideration of
the resolution went over until Wed
nesday. Four of the senators present
did not vote.
At 11 oclock the house and senate
met in joint session for the purpose of j
counting the votes cast at the last
general election for governor and lieu
tenant governor. This will occupy most
of the day.
In Memory of JlcGown,
Representatives Harris and Burges
of El Paso today obtained the approval
of a resolution on the death of Wm. C
McGown, late member of the legisla
ture from El 'Paso county. It was re
solved that the wife and aged mother
of the deceased be tendered the sym
pathy of the house, and that as a
"token of our esteem, a page be set
aside in the house journal and dedi
cated to his memory."
A IlRSlnesti Session.
An indication that business will be
expedited has manifested itself by the
business like way in which Mr. Ter
rell has taken hold of the business
of the house. He does not waste time
on inconsequential motions or quib
bling over points. His decisions are
prompt and to the point
Lieutenant governor Mayes has also
indicated that he will do all in his
power to expedite the business of the
session and in this he "will have the
cooperation of a majority of the sena
tors. So Free Passes "ott.
Both houses of the legislature hav
ing adjourned Friday there was very
little doing in legislative circles Sat
urday and Sunday. The house had
nothing to do as there were no com
mittees. In former days, before the
advent of the anti-pass law, when
every member of the legislature had
free transportation on all the rail
roads, the situation would have been
different; the members would have
taken the chance to leave for a brief
stay over Sunday at their homes. The
senate committees, having been named,
these committees did some work and
acted upon some bills, but the house
members rested.
To Give Women the Ballot.
There is a good chance of the joint
resolution introduced in the senate by
senator McGregor providing for female
suffrage, being adopted. This, how
ever, does not indicate that the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
will be adopted by the people when
submitted. Senator McNealus, of Dal
las, said If there are other proposed
amendments to be voted on at the
same time, he would probably vote
for the resolution, but he did not think
that 20 percent of the men of Texas
would vote its adoption.
"Woman's Rights'' In Texas.
Through the Influence of the State
Federation of Woman's clubs lir Texas,
a strong effort is to be made to ob
tain the passage of the bill which has
been introduced in the senate by sena
tor Darwin and which will soon be
presented In the house, providing for
the enlargement of the rights of
married women in the management
and cpntroi of their separate property.
The bill provides that all property, real
and personal, of the husband owned by
him .or claimed before marriage, and
acquired afterward by gift devise or
descent, as well as the increase of
all lands thus acquired, and the income
of all his property, shall be his sep
arate property, and exactly the same
legal right is given to the wife. Dur
ing marriage the wife shall have the
sole right control and management
of her separate property and the same
rights are extended to the husband
with his own separate property. As
to property acquired during the cov
erture of the husband and wife, this
shall be deemed community property,
and subject to disposition only by
joint action or conveyance ot both
Another West Texas "Worker.
Senator H. P. Brelsford, of East
land county, whose senatorial dis
tricts embraces 32 West Texas coun
ties, announces that he proposes to
deTOte his energies during the present
session to the interests of the' west
His district extends from the Brazo
river on the ea3t to the Pecos river
on the west and Involves mining in
terests, irrigation interests, cattle and
agricultural Interests. He has been
placed on 14 of the senate committees
and Is chairman of three. The sena
tor fully agrees with the governor
relative to the latter"s recommenda
tions concerning educational, irriga
tion and mining laws.
Senator Beresford has joined with
senator Hudspeth in the introduction
of the irrigation bill, which is the
same measure as has been Introduced
In the house by representatives Bur
ges and Harris of EI Paso. At the
request of the live stock sanitary com
mission, senator Brelsfdrd has also in
troduced a bill for the quarantining of
certain counties below the lines that
are in process of eradicating the tick.
tin Irrigation. Measure.
a-vflaterroinett-eiiarvts to-t maim ur
representative Rodgefs. of wise coun
ty, to obtain the adoption of his house
joint resolution providing for the or
ganization of irrigation districts and
for the levy and collection of a tax
for the construction of reservoirs,
dams and canals. These proposed ir
rigation districts shall be constituted
without regard to county lines, and
a group of land owners may join to
gether and form an Irrigation district
and it shall be lawful to levy taxes
and create indebtedness to rest as
f a charge and be secured by a lien on
the irrigable land for the use and
benefit of any irrigation works that
may be established.
An Optometry Measure.
The proposed measure for the crea
tion of a sta;e optometry board of
examiners has been introduced in the
(Contmtred on next page.)
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 20. Scenes of
violence which lasted fully three quar
ters of an hour and which included two
separate encounters between speaker
Martin L.' Pratt and speaker pro tem
W. J. Wood, threw the lower house
Into confusion today. The scene was
only ended by cool headed members.
Both Pratt and Wood claimed authority
over the house, and with Wood sitting
in the speaker's chair and Pratt wield-
Ing the gavel, the show of authority
seemed about equal.
The Immediate occasion of the trouble
was the attempt of speaker Pratt to
tau u uio timn j-. . nuawr, s. r.opuu-
II can. Hunter took the chair and Pratt
went to Hunter's seat on the floor.
Juds Metz, Democrat, arose and de
clared that the speaker could not des
ignate any other than the speaker pro
tem to take the chair and called upon
representative W. J. Wood, of Crook
county, speaker pro tem and a Demo
crat to preside. This Wood proceeded
to do, and Hunter yielded the chair to
"Wood Hurled From the Platform.
Thereupon Pratt started to resume
'he chair himself. Wood sat staunch
ly in the place until Pratt grasping
him by the shoulders with both hands,
throw him violently off the platform.
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Federals Are Cut Off to the
South and Rebels Are in
Large Numbers.
Federals Report Salazar
Killed in the Fighting on
the Central
Reports from federal sources wero
received in El Paso Monday afternoon
of a battle near Villa Ahumada. on the
Mexican Central railroad. The report
says about 40 rebels bad been killed
and the rebel forces routed. No fed-
eral losses were stated.
Rebels heard a report of a battle, but
had no information concerning the out
come. Rebel leaders in El Paso do not
credit the federal report of a rebel
defeat Tbey heard that the battle Is
still being fonght
Refugees arriving Monday from tho
colonies in western Chihuahua say
Salazar was at Colonia Diaz Friday.
and that he' took all the grain belong
ing to the colonists there. Salazar, they
say, had 1500 men. Federal reports of
the Villa Ahumada battle say Salazar
commanded the rebels and was killed.
While the local Mexican consul
knows nothing of a battle, he says the
garrison commanded at Villa Ahumada.
had appealed for troops, saying that
rebels threatened to attack the 200
federal regulars under 'his command.
The military train of CoL Castro car
rying the big cannon, "El Nino," was
dispatched from Chihuahua city, tho
road being open as far north as Aiu-
f mnrta.
Jnarer In Danger?
By cutting the Central line below
Juarez the rebels again have placed
Juarez In a precarious position. The
border town so often threatened and
so seldom attacked is defended by less
than 300 men and inadequate artillery.
On the marooned passenger train which
has arrived safely at' Chihuahua aty,
were 100 men of the 15th battalion of
tie JWarez garrison, and the military
- lfMM mm narre oen -acting as a
supposed protection to the government
railway are left far to the south of
the rebel center.
Rebels Arc 100O Strong".
courier who arrived Sunday from
the rebel camp near Villa Ahumada,
reported that Gen. Inez Salazar had
more than 1000 men under his direct
command, while other groups were
operating along the North Western
railway to the west By a forced march
to the north, the main rebel army could
reach Juarex before any federal rein
forcements. The federal troops of the
railway patrol all are of infantry,
mostly of the 23d battalion of CoL Cas
tro, and can only move rapidly by
railway. All the railways are de
stroyed at least for a week. The rebels
are pure cavalry and capable of a fast
A Logical Action.
For the first time in many months.
(Continued on next page.)
Wood struck on both hands and his
face, but promptly arose and rushed
back to the chair again. The men grap
pled until chaplain Davidson and others
on the platform held them.
Wielding his gavel, which he had got
held of in the mixup. Pratt declared the
house adjonrned. Having the prestige
of the speaker's chair and using a paper
Weight for a STAVaI. Illllrai- -nra torn
J Wood shouted to the sergeant at arms
j to close the doors and allow no one to
I leave. He then called for roll call on
the appeal motion. Standing over the
j chief clerk, gavel in hand. Pratt for-
, Daae tne calling of the roLL
Solon Is Klrki-,!.
Another climax followed in 18 min
utes after the first violence between
the speaker and speaker pro tem "when,
with several backers on either side,
tbey grappled and Pratt attempted to
get his own chair in place of the
clerk's chair he had appropriated for
the time being. Attempting to inter
fere, representative Sproul, who has
heretofore been closer to Pratt in coun
sel than any other Democrat was
kicked in the stomach by the speaker.
Further violence was then averted, but
fully a score of the house members wer
standing closely around the speaker's

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