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EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 25, 1913 68 Pages
EIGHT SECTIONS TODA
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Measures Introduced to Pay
Douglas and El Paso Peo
ple Injured by Mexico.
WOULD PAY CLAIMS
REJECTED AS WELL
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25.
Congressman W. R. Smith has
Introduced a bill in the house
to pay citizens of the United States
who were awarded damages by the
Kernan commission for Injuries in
flicted by Mexican revolutionists in
1911. The bill provides that the United
States pay the amounts specified by
the Kernan commission, and that the
state department collect Srom Mexico
the sums paid.
X n wvanMk
F. Converse, Edward m-
Blatt and Richard Brown, whose claims
were rejected by tne coramibsiu-i,
to be paid large sums should the bill
hecome a law. The commission re
acted their claims because they were
arrested while In the service of the
TeThe bill was referred tp the bouse
claims committee. Because of the
nearness of the end of thlso".1
s not probable that the bill will have
anv prospect of passing until the spe
cial session In March, and. Perhaps, not
until the regular session, next Decem-
beT,--,, s t- h moaaure: "That the
secretary of the treasury be .and he is
5-. ...-ii and directed to pay
nereuy """-" " - n.rcnns the
the loiiowins iuuv. ,,.. --
esreceS" Sem"r by those of
whom such persons are heirs or legal
Representatives, within the boundaries
of the United States by means of gun
shot wounds or otherwise inflicted ny
Mexican or insurgent troops during the
insurrection in Mexico during the year
1QU to-wit: Adolfo Varela J306' Vir
ginia Morehead, J3000: Abundio Soto.
$4000; Edwin U. "eatun. --;
Gr-.ff.ths. S15OO0; A. B. Chandler 1
onn- Emma Larson. $1000, Elmer
Crowe $5000: Francis F. "alE;'
Sfjohn W. Keats $4000: Joseph,-
Harrmgton. WW "" " "22
Portiilo $2000; Evarista Alarcon, $6500;
fsabel LaW.de Gareia, $6600; Franclsc.
SodandoT $3000; ?mirg2:-S6i00-
Bernardino Hernandez, ?wu.
Wong Kong, $6W0; Richard Brown.
s??O00- Lawrence F. Converse $50,000.
Edward UBUtt, $58.MH. making a
total "of $aWrr o payment of
wWchnTropriatlon is hereby
made out of any money Jn the trtasury
not otherwise appropriated-
"And the secretary of state is au
.. .'.a . j iMtiwi tn nroceed in ae-
.tAr.n- Tia farcia. uw, -.-
rrdanee with dlplomaUc -usage and In- T
ooraan ""---- - reimDurSe.
nt from the goverhmen of Mexico
Sr 111 sus pld said persons by au-
eapprorlluon for Wong Kong
waTalso denied by the commission on
tSfgmnd that he was not an Ameri
-n. . ,,. i.i. tit. Qmlth'S has I
a o" f .- , th. senate by sen- t
f u9Mn Smith of Arizona. Both j
?nr 'oAtain the 'names of Douglas
i VVoTr-iirpll as El Paso claimants- ,
Ship Oirnera rile rroirai.
Ship owners. iJTKn&be? I
of commerce protested today before the j The laws mentioned for revision re
senate commerce committee asainst the Jate to the foliowing subjects:
rroDOsed change of the socalled Harter . Duties of state bodies and officials.
liability for the loss of cargoes througn
WniCU eJCAJJfcfc .ww" V,--lllf-l 1
ordinary uapB. - vrj"fnw nn-
"t?lZ-l y.? n.tor Nelson, now un
atr consideration would exempt ocean
going vessels from the legal protec-
tl0n"ppeaU For Lincoln Memorial.
Annealing to the house to pass the
senaS bf & a ?2:W0 Lincoln
memorial structure in Washington. for
mer speaker Cannon declared that it
was a profanation of Lincoln's name
to ust it in- connection with the pro
motion of a road project.
--There are certain great characters
that will dwell in the history of the
country," said Mr. Cannon. "First, and
barely first. Washington; second, Lin
coln; third. Lee. a great man, a great
-eneral who did his duty from his
patriotic standpoint: fourth Je"n
Davis, a groat man performing a great
service for the republic as he saw his
dUty will Not Ruin Business.
Chairman Underwood of the house
committee on ways and means an
nounced emphatically that there was
So intention of cutting the rates of
duty so low along competitive "? as,
?o ruin the business Interests of the
country. He took exception to intima
tions he attributed to Republican mem
here that the Democratic majority pur
posed to make rates that would disturb
"rnyaTlSeVe Is any such in
tention," he said, following remarks of
representative Payne, ranking RepubH
Int, member of the committee.
CaThr!ommee, which heard the testi-
. -..fn Tr. n nfl llll'
Person "the" S. hemp and jute
Schedule of the tariff, was- not dis
posed to question the competitive char
acter and luxury classification of the
faces emoroideries and other articles
the schedule. Mr. Underwood took
orcasTon to agree as to some of them
T their competitive status seemed to
la e been sustained. This - Indicates
that the committee favors retention of
approximately the same rates on many
" "mIx Willner. of New York, recom
Xfl a straight ad valorem rate of
ereent oT table linen and similar
3-t?es now 30. 35 and 45 percent.
Petlr- GouW of Union Hill, N. .T.. a
raanuiaciu-r. j,ein. lace tnuni-
age mwuic average in-
lacuic. ",,, farmer.
wa .v,w -- .
CCRetention of the present tariff on
Keten" , . rues manufac-
carpets, i" !, m fiiwrs was ursrec
Carpeis, ..-- 0,"M"7(h. won nrrxl '
tured from vegetable fibers was urged
hv Myron W. Robinson, of IsewxorK,
oy -iyr"n, nnmnanv and act
?n5 a committee for American manu-
The conference report on the Bur--Jt
immigration bill was adopted by
?hi hS to 71. As approved it
SSjflSfi reading test for immigrants.
SlOTMtue providing that immigrants
Jhe CStri which issue character
XrfiStes must present such certifi
cates oefore being admitted was strick
en from the bill
W. M. REED IS HERE.
w M. Reed, chief engineer of the In
dian irrigation service. Is in El Paso
mefuns hte friends, en route to Ari
StJ itok over a number of irrtga
f ion project for the Indians. Mr. Reed
wa2 formerly district engineer for the
etfamation service, with headquarters
in El Paso.
Does Not Give Legislature
Carte Blanche to Break
SUBMITS ONLY WHAT
HE WANTS ENACTED 1
PHOENIX, Ariz, Jan. 25. By a sim
ple and clever expedient, governor
George Hunt evaded submitting
the entire code of Arizona's laws to the
legislature for revision at the special
session called for February 3. In his
call he named only the laws which spe
cifically require revision to make them
conform to the state constitution. The
legislators are not given carte blanche
to wade into the statutes and fix them
jail to suit themselves; nelhter is any
nuestion raised regarding the legality
i of submitting the code at a special scs-
sioiL Yet the sUDjects on wmuu mcj
cannot legislate are very few.
When Arizona became a state under
her new and progressive constitution,
it became evident that there would
have to be a general revision of the
statutes to make them conform to the
basic law The legislature made provis
ion for the employment of an attorney
to go through the code, see where it
needed revis.cn. and make a report.
Sam L. Pattee. of Tucson, was appoint
ed to do the work. He finished some
weeks ago and made a preliminary re
port to the governor. Accompanying
that report was an opinion of attorney
general George Purdy Dullard. Both
Mr. Bullard and attorney Pattee recom
mended to the governor that he name
in his call the laws that require revis
ion, and not mention those that con-,
form to the constitution. In this way1
he would evade that provision which
sta'tes that the code shall be submit
ted for revision only at a "regular ses
sion." The Sew Laws.
Among the most important of the new
laws which the governor recommends
are the following:
Provisions for the maintenance and
operation of the state government until
the next legislature meets; registration
of voters in 1913; minimum wage for
workers employed in mines, smelters,
reduction works and at other hazardous
occupations; putting into effect the
constitutional amendment authorizing
the state to engage in Industrial pur
suits; abolishing capital punishment;
appropriations for constructon and im
provement of highways; recompense
for convicts employed in building state
highways; accepting any money appro
priated to Arizona by the government;
transfer of industrial school from Ben
son to Fort Grant; printing of reporis
and statistics from slate departments;
farms for the prison ana asylum lor
the insane: iceding to the Mnited States
aU jHrisdic'tion over the military reser
vations of Fort Apache, Fort Huachu
ca, Whipple Barracks and "Whipple tar
get range: an appropriation to defray
the expense of Arizona's participation
in the conferences of governors for
1913, 1914 and 1915; provision tor the
stat tn he represented at fairs and ex-
i position?; an appropriation for a bridge
q.-nie tlia Cnln-ntAn at Vnmfl- TirfiVfin- f
tlon of lobbying on the floor of either .
legislative house and further restrict- J
ing the practice of lobbying; creating ;
any state departments, Doaras or com- .
iuimiuui. "uicu ""'"".
K"" Be Revised.
bent of attorneys; formation of cor- ,
" fcCir 1CUILUS, OUIU1B3IUU (U1U 4;a
poranons ana auties oi tne corporation
commission: bonds and undertakings;
jurisdiction of courts and procedure in
civil actions; probate proceedings; In
corporation and disincorporation of
cities and towns; conveyances; coun
ties and county officers; education;
elections; eminent domain; escheats;
fees and salaries of officers; fences:
fire companies; frauds and fraudulent
conveyances; holidays; homesteads and
exemptions; horticulture and agricul
ture; interest and usury; juries and
jurors; license taxes; Hens; livestock;
local option; marriage and divorce;
militia; mines, mortgages; negotiable
instruments: partnerships; state and
public lands; estates and ilnterests in
lands; employers' liability; practice of
medicine, dentistry, undertaking, opto
metry and other professions: principal
and surety; public buildings and
grounds; public institutions; public
funds; public printing; state revenues;
state records; roads and highways;
townsites, sanitary regulations; seals
and scrolls; duties and powers of com
mon carriers and public service cor
porations: defining crimes and provid
ing punishment;' banking; insurance.
Hnnt Sny "Doom Wlde Open."
In discussing the call, governor Hunt
"I have endeavored to leave the door
-wide open for the enactment of any
law which the legislators may deem
for the best interests of Arizona.
"Although the question as to whether
or not code revision should be taken
up at the approaching session has oc
casioned some debate of a legal char
acter in certain quarters, the ultimate
decision has been favorable to the ac
ceptance of the code commissioner's
report, which is in readiness for sub
mission to the legislature.
"The call contains about 18 of 20
special designations of subjects which
doutless arev in a number of instances,
covered by more generar prbvieion, but
I wished to place special emphasis on
those things. Notable among these are
the provisions for a registration of
electors, including the women of Ari
zona. In 1913. This registration .iinii;d.
I in my opinion, be an emergency meas-
' . .hot of- th. aa.lfAB JrL T. i
urc, ssu tM- .. .."- wic3l imgsioie time
the women can come into be privi
lces extended them under fk miubI
suffrage amendment to the nnstltn-
Minimum Wage Wnge Scale.
"Another proposed legislative meas-
AIluuici i.ufh '.oiaiive mens
ure Qf s ,a, importance ls th flx
minimum wage for nerson:
! ing of a minimum wage for persons
employed in nazarauus occupations.
Still others are the proposed abolition
of capital punishment and the provision
of more extensive means of employing
prisoners on state highways and
bridges for a nominal compensation to
be used for the support of indigent
families deprived of husbands and fath
ers bv the exactions of the law.
"I "believe that the acquirement of
farms for the asylum and prison will
result In great economics and other
advantages. Such farms will afford
healthful and profitable employment
for state charges and greatly lessen
the cost of supplies for the institu
When the legislature meets the gov
ernor will submit a measure several
thousand words in length, going mora
into detail regarding the legislation
made possible by his calL
Republicans Said to Have
Pledged Enough Votes to
Elect Him Tuesday.
ANTA FE, N. 1L, Jan. 25. With the
senatorial question practically set
tled by the pledging of enough
votes in caucus to reelect senator A.
B. Fall on Tuesday, Jan. 28, both houses
of the legislature adjourned Friday
until Monday. While there have been
rumors that there may be a break in
the Fall supporters between now and
Tuesday, this appears unlikely.
Forty rotes are pledged to the sen
ator and only 37 are necessary to
Speaker K. L. iiaca is me- oniy otner
candidate mentioned as a possible j
choice of the Republicans for senator,
while the Democrats are expected to
cast their strength for Judge Granville
A. Richardson, of Roswell, as a com
TiHment for his service to the party.
Members of the legislature today
openly state that balloting will begin
at noon Tuesday, January 28, for United
States senator to succeed A. B. Fall for
the term beginning March 4, 1913.
While still asserting that he has al
ready been elected to succeed himself
at the previous session of the legisla
ture Mr. Fall remains in Santa Fe and
his 'friends say he will permit his
name to be brought Into the balloting,
believing that he will receive a ma
jority of the votes. Should he fail of
reelection at this time, the question is
raised as to whether his participation
in this election, would not nullify the
former election, which he asserts is a
legal one. The question has puzzled
the foremost attorneys In the state.
The infant child of representative
Bias Sanchez died yesterday and when
the house adjourned it was out of re
spect to the family of Mr. Sanchez.
The Day's Routine.
When the senate met Friday senator
Clark presented a petition from Las
Vegas -women, asking for a standard
weights and measures law. A message
from the house of representatives was
received showing action on the fol
lowing, which were referred as Indi-
House joint resolution No. 2, provid
ing for an election for senator. Jan. 28,
to the committee on privileges and
House joint resolution No. 3, provid
ing for interpreters In the house; re-,
fWrfea,-to--tlr finance ctfHfmittee.
House bill 'No. 10. defining embezzle
ment by executors, to the judiciary
committee. , , .,
Hmiot. r,m Vo. 12. authorizing dis
trict judges to rent quarters at the
headquarters of their districts and to
Tf,Tr fnr m out of the court fund, to
the finance committee. ( Just why the women would npt take
House bill No. 26. defining Sunday part was not made clear until Mrs.
with respect to the hours when saloons . Helen H. Gardner, head of the publlcl
shall close, to the committee on state I ty committee, said no invitation had
affairs. ' been received from the Inaugural corn-
House bill No. 29, providing for an mittee of Washington,
additional district Judge In the fifth i The association scored a victory over
judicial district, to the committee on the inauguration committee today at a
These bills and resolutions had all i
passed the house. !
Senate bill No. 2G. transferring funds ,
from various tunas to tne jeSiBia.i..c
TTrATlSA flind and the Salary fUnd, J
which passed the senate, several days I
ago, was received from the house, nav- ,
ing passea tnat oouj.
The senate men aojourneu.
The bill providing for an additional
district Judge in the fifth judicial dls-
"r"",, "".m . nf
is now in the judiciary committee of
the senate, and there seems every use -hood
that it will pass. The same bill
was brought up in the special session
last spring, but did not become a law.
Since then experience has shown that
it Is Impossible for one Judge to do
all the work. So sure seems its passage,
that there are several candidates In the
city. Just to be handy If the lightning
of the governor's appointive powers
should happen to strike in their direc
tion. The present judge. J. T. McClure,
and his district attorney, K. K. Scott,
have been here all week, giving testi
mony before the committees in charge
of the bill. Among the candidates for
the second judgeship are G. L. Reese,
of Portales. and Harry L. Patton, of
Clovis. These two men are now in
Santa Fe. wh'ile Roswell, the home of
the present judge, will have another
candidate or two in the field, although
many seem to think that another Ros
well man will not be appointed. Rather
they argue will some man from another
section of the district be selected.
"Bine Sky" Measure.
At a meeting of the judiciary com
mittee of the house yesterday Toombs s
"blue sky law" was the subject of dis
cussion. The bill ls entitled "an act
lor the regulation and supervision of
investment companies." and Is a close
copy of the famous "blue sky" law, ex
cept that the power in the New Mexico
bill is vested in the corporation com
mission, while in Kansas one man Is
charged with the duty of admitting or
rejecting corporations from doing busi
ness in that state. Figures were pre
sented showing that In a given time
660 corporations applied for admission
into Kansas and only 48 of that number
got past the "blue sky" man. Man
seemed to think that identical pro
visions in New Mexico would make the
bill too seere.
The Border Patrol.
J. "V. Tully. representative from Lin
coln county, chairman of the committee
on military affairs recently visited Jii
Paso and looked things over person
ally, and made a report to the house,
upon which was based the resolution ot
thanks to the border patrol. He said oi
the patrol: .. ....
"When in El Paso. I took the trou
ble to look into the matter of militarj
occupation and patrol along the boraer,
and so inspected to the best of my
ability, the camps and conditions un
der which the work was done.
"ThA ...An.v.AH tan Irntikf Of tents
showed in any chance depression that j
anuruw some protection j.j -
ments, and the soldier boys were occu
pied busilv in the prosaic duties oi
camp cooking and washing: the latter
being done with the aid of five gallon
kerosene cans filled with water ana
hung over the open fires; strictly in
accordance with the much approved
methods of life on the frontier.
"The horses of the cavalry army 8re
fat and saucy, but had coats of hair
on them like bears or buffaloes from
standing out in the weather day and
night for lack of stabling facilities;
but the horses of the detachments on
patrol duty showed the signs of hard
riding and long scouts, in sharp dis
tinction with the condition of those
maintained in camp.
"The stockmen all said they ad
made money and were In good shape
to continue doing so. and in no great
dread of trouble as long as the sol
diers were on the border
"I cannot refrain from a -word as
to the enlisted men I saw there, they
President-elect Views Ex
amination of Aliens at
Ellis Island. ,
HEARS TESTIMONY IN
"WHITE SLAVE" CASE
EW YORK, N. T.. Jan. 25. The
next president of the United
States saw his country's immi
gration laws In operation at Ellis
Island, the gateway for thousands of
aliens. Gov. Wilson called the visit a
pleasure trip, but the immigration offi
cials were inclined to attach importance
to the fact that with him came several
prominent persons who have been act
ive in Improving the condition sur
Under escort of William Williams,
commissioner of Immigration. Mr .Wilson
saw Finns, Russians, Italians and other
Europeans put through their examin
ations. ie attended a session or tne
special board of Inquiry, the final court
of appeal at the island, and saw seven
aliens rejected. Three big ships had
landed 1300 steerage passengers this
morning and the station hummed with
The governor did not see Gen. Ciprl
ano Castro, who is fighting for the
privilege to enter the United States.
In the governors party were Mrs.
Wilson and the Misses Jessie and
Eleanor Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
Robinson, Mrs. James Borden Harri
man, Royal Meeker, William Traight
and Mrs. Caroline B. Alexander, at
whose suggestion the trip was made.
The president elect asked many ques
tions. "I wonder," he remarked, as he
looked down on the crowd awaiting
examination, "if these people know be
fore they arrive what they are to go
Commissioner Williams told him that
in general the immigrants were told on
shipboard what was expected of them.
The governor saw a Russian rejected
on account of a weak heart and lis
tened to the testimony before the board
regarding another Russian charged
with being a "white slaver." This man
was ordered deported.
At a theater last night, governor Wil
son was recognized and the orchestra
played the "Star Spangled Banner."
SUFFRAGETS SOT INVITED TO
TAKE PART IN INAUGURAL
Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. The
National American Woman's Suffrage
-. - n r,r- A -Wt
OCTnrc .lira. o ovwu, ..... ..-.m -w. j-. . .
in the inauguration of president elect
Woodrow Wilson on March 4 next. Nor
will "General" Rosalie Jones and ner
"army" of marchers have anything to
do with the inaugural parade, although
they will be here and will take part In .
the suffrage Daceant the day previous.
i neanng oeiore tne senate committee
on buildings and grounds. The com
mittee determined to grant the women
the right to build a reviewing stand
opp0slte the treasury building to be
,.-., rtw v.tr1anrlno a Inotimtral TV).
raQe on Marcn 4.
Abandonment of the inaugural ball
d the decisi0n not to permit the use
, th nttol for nubile recention.
has aroused talk of a mammoth pub
lie reception at the white house on
the evening of March 4.
WYOMING SOLON ASKS PROBE
OK CH.VRGES AGAINST HIM
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 25. When the
house convened today, representative
E. H. Manson arose to a point of per
sonal privilege and requested of the
house that a committee be appointed
to investigate the charges preferred
against him by West Virginia officers.
He declared their claim that he had
appropriated school funds was without
foundation and that he forged no war
rants whatever. The committee asked
for was appointed.
Sheriff Jdhnson and former sheriff
Sprinkle are both here and are firm
in their declarations that Manson is
the same F. G. Roberts whom they are
seeking. Sprinkle was sheriff of Mc
Dowell county at the time that the
alleged forgeries tok place and de
clares he will personally appear to
prove his claim when the investigation
DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF NEXT
SENATE IS A CERTAINTY
Washinton, D. C, Jan. 25.
Democratic control of the next
senate. which became a cer
tainty when John K. Shields was
elected by the Tennessee legislature,
now rests at the minimum strength of
48, exactly one-half of the- membership
of the senate.
With vice president Marshall's vote
to rely upon In the case of a tie. the
Democrats will have control of the sen
ate organization, and of general senate
The fight against senator Warren
In Wyoming, the contest to upset sena
tor Fall's reelection in New Mexico,
and the effort to make some arrange
ment that will give the Democrats at
leaat one of the two nlacea tn ha finA.i
in Illinois, now are holding attention. '
FIGIIT AMONG DEMOCRATS
RESULTS IN INDICTMENT
Chicago, III. Jan. 25. Robert E.
Burke, former citl oil inspector and a
local Democratic leader, was indicted
today on a charge of embezzling $6000
of the county Democracy's funds, while
secretary of the organization.
The indictment is the result of a fac
tional light between members of tii
organization. Burke charges that the
owes him 517,000.
BRADY SUCCEEDS HEVBURN.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 25. James II.
Brady, former governor, was elected
United States senator for the short
term to succeed the late senator W. B.
Heyburn, on the first ballot. Senator
elect Brady declared he would act with
the Progressive-Republicans in the
United States senate.
were a fine lot of boys boys, most of
them with a supple appearance of
strength and alertness, that showed
them to be in the best of training; no
canteens In the big post and no drunk
enness in camp, while a couple of men
to whom we gave a lift in the car,
asked to be put down at the Y. M. C. A.
"Anyone could see that there were
men competent for any job in the ranks,
from skilled artisans to clerks and
draughtsmen, although, of course, this
ha salways been the case."
Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. Consul Letcher, at Chi
huahua, Mex., reports that peace negotiations between
federals and rebels are progressing favorably. Other re
ports indicate that conditions are more tranquil in north
ern and central Mexico. ,
Constantinople Is in State of
Siege, With Many Politi
cal Arrests Made.
WARSHIPS ARE SENT
TO TURKISH WATERS
-r ONDON, ENGLAND, Jan. 25. Con
B stnntinnDle Is practically In a
Ji statt. of Kietre. according to dls
patches received today by the peace
delegates of the allies. The young
Turks fearing that the reins of power
may again escape from their hands, are
said to be arresting their political ad
versaries right and Jeft, searching
houses and clubs, and confiscating
documents. They hope in this way to
break up the opposition.
The. allies express the opinion that
under these circumstances any excess
may be expected.
Powers Dispatch Warships.
With this prospect in view the Euro
pean powers are sending war vessels to
reinforce the ordinary guard ships sta
tioned at Constantinople.
Italy is especially alarmed over the
return to- power of the young Turks,
who were Inexorable during the Lyblan
The United States ambassador at
Constantinople, W. W. Rockhlll. during
the negotiations for the conclusions of
peace between Italy and Turkey de
scribed Djavid Bey, now head of the
committee of union and progress as an
irreconsilable. Djavid Bey declared Tur-
kJ" weBta--gire in- ut ti as-ioug as
a possible soldier.
The majority of the Italian fleet is at
Taranto within easy call.
The Balkan delegates have accepted
tne aavice or tne amoassaaors of the
powers to await the reply of the new
Turkish government to the ambassa-
uura uuiu i uours ol lemaie employes to a nours
Some of the delegates maintain it is I a week,
useless to wait longer in view of de- ! The house finally passed a bill ap
velopments at Constantinople. j proprlating $100,000 for the peniten-
Foirera Await Turkey'" Reply.
The peace delegates of the allies held
a prolonged meeting this afternoon but
uia not reacn any decision as to tneir
future action. They will assemble
again tomorrow. i
No authoritative indication has yet
been given of the nature of the new
Turkish cabinet's reply to the note of
The meeting in London of the Euro
pean ambassadors today -was chiefly
concerned with the new political situ
ation at Constantinople.
No definite plan could be adopted at
the session today as the diplomats are
awaiting new Instructions necessitated
by the turning over at the Ottoman
TURK IN PARIS DECLARES
SULTAN WILL BE DETHRONED
Paris, France. Jan. 25. Cherif Pasha,
a friend of .both Kiamll Pasha and
Nazlm Pasha, in an interview emphati
cally affirmed that Germany and Aus
tria had been working strenuously in
secret to bring about a return to power
in Turkey of the committee of union
and progress. On Cherifs recent visit
to Constantinople, he said, high Ger
man diplomats did their utmost to in
duce him to reconcile himself with
Cherif further declared in the Inter
view that the sultan would be de
throned and replaced by the crown
prince, who maintains close relations
with Mahmoud Shefket Pasha, the new
TURKS UNABLE TO SECURE
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Constantinople, Turkey, Jan. 25. The
drafting of the Turkish reply to the
note of the powers has been delayed
owing to the difficulty of finding a
permanent occupant for the ministry of
foreign affairs, which was filled only
temporarily when the new cabinet was
forme-;. Osman Nizam Pasha, the
Turkish ambassador at Berlin, is the
latest statesman to refuse the office. It
Is believed now that Ibrahim Hakkl
Pasha, a former grand vizier, who was
threatened with impeachment on ac
count of the alleged unpreparedness of
Turkey for the war with Italy, will
accept the post. There was severe
earthquake shocks in the Turkish cap
ital this morning. No loss of life was
BIG LEVEE BREAKS;
FARMS ARE FLOODED
VIcksburg, Miss , Jan. 25 The Beulah
levee, on the east side of the Missis
sippi river, near Greenville. Miss.,
broke today and the flood waters are
pouring over some of the finest farm
ing land in that section. '
The crevasse was caused by the set
tling of the foundation In the new
levee. Fifteen hundred men. Including
several hundred Mississippi convicts,
had been working day and night for i
the last week in an attempt to rebuild
The waters of the new Beulah cre
vasse will flood a section of country 60
miles in length and from five to li
miles in width. No loss of life has
PRESIDEIVT TAFT PARDONS
NEW MKXICO PRISONER
"Washington. D. C, Jan. 25. A large
family, incln'jig several children in
need of support, moved president Taft
ivuay io commute to expire hi once tne r anw"- . . .-e, ..v. 0 ......
sentence of Mariano r. Sena, convicted I the understanding that the bond v. ill
at Santa Fe. N. M May 19, 1912. of i be forfeited to the state. If judgement
forging and u't rmc false certificates is rendered in favor of the state,
in conno, tn" with census matters. I The total amount of the shortage was
Sena s original sentence of four years S2S.47S but on December 20 last. Stan
and four das was previously com- i ton Sickles, a son of the general, paid
muted bv the provident to one vear j the state $5000 and promised to make
and one dav 1; i now terminated en- good the balance as soon as certain
t1rel Sena is s u.l not to have prof- j rroperty in Spain, owned by Sickles,
i'.ta Li 1ns act. J culd be s-old.
Legislature Makes Emer
gency Appropriation Also
For Attorney General.
NO SESSION OF
USTIN, Texas, Jan 25. (The house
yesterday afternoon passed its
first bill of the session, being a
measure introduced by representative
Hill, of Walker county, making an
emergency appropriation of $100,000 for
the penitentiary system la order that
the system may be operated until the
bill now pending providing for the Is
suance of $3,009,000 of penitentiary
bonds, may be passed. The senate will
on Monday pass the emergency appro
The house also passed finally a bill
making an appropriation of $25,000 for
the support of the attorney general'3
department, pending the passage of
the general appropriation bill, that de
partment being now operated without
funds, the appropriation having been
exhausted through a veto of the gov
ernor of part oi the appropriation made
oy the last legislature.
No Sctsloii Today.
Both branches of the legislature ad
journed yesterday until Monday, the
senate- until 10 oclock and the house
until two in the afternoon. This will
give the committees a chance o work.
-A-ewi n or nve Bwrnows or tne
house has been appointed to make an
investigation of charges made against
tflf. snTl.ttlharmlAciu Mintmlednn tu1
if the charges are founded, then an
investigation win oe oraereu.
The senate crfmmfttee indicated that
it will report favorably a bill limiting
tiary system and 425,000 to maintain the
attorney general's department.
The Fee Jtill.
Hundreds of officers from all por
tions of the state have arrived to op
pose the plan to abolish all fee-paid
officers and place all officials from con
stable to governor on a salary basis.
The majority of the county officials
here favor the abolition of the fee bill,
but strenuously object to the provision
In the bill which leaves the fixing of
the salary to he county commis
sioners. It Is said that the civil service, bill
may now fail because no way can be
found to prevent the appointment of ne
groes to positions in the departments,
if they pass the examinations re
quired. For DUtrlct High Schools.
The house committee on education to
day reported favorably the senatorial
high school bill, which provides for the
establishment of a state high school in
each senatorial district. This bill has
already oeen reported favorably by the
Employment of Women.
The bill drawn by the commissioner
of labor, fixing the hours of labor for
female employes in factories and other
industries at 54 hours per week, was
considered today before the house com
mittee on labor. It was shown that
the average work hours for females ls
10 to 12 hours. The bill Is being op
posed by the cotton manufacturers and
laundries. No action has as yet been
The mutual bill, by senator Watson,
restricting the mutual insurance com
panies, was under fire today before a
joint meeting of the house and senate
committees on insurance. A big dele
gation of insurance people are here op
posing the bill. The committee will
take up the bill again this afternoon.
ORDER ARREST OF
GEN. DANIEL SICKLES
Veteran Is Alleged by New York Au
thorities to Have Failed to Ac
count for $3,47C
Albany, N". Y., Jan. 25. Upon applica
tion of the state authorities the su
preme court today Issued an order for
the arrest of Gen. Daniel Sickles, of
New York, who as chairman of the New
York monuments commission. Is al
leged to have failed to account for
$23.47$ of the commission's funds.
The financial affairs of Gen. Sickles
have been In a muddle for months. His
Fifth avenue residence. New York, and
household effects, including many
priceless relics of his career as a union
soldier and diplomatist have been
threatened several times by sheriff's
sales to satisfy judgments for money
;?? has forestalled the sheriff. Not
loaned. DUl on catu v..Aaavn auiu
inner n Mrs. Sickles came to the old
soldier's rescue by pawning her jewels.
They have been separated for more
than 25 years. Her act did not bring
about a reconciliation, and subsequent
judgments were obtained against the
general. The alleged shortage in the
monument fund was made known sev
eral weeks ago. Loyal friends of the
general said it was due solely to an
error in bookkeeping and would be
straightened out in time.
Under the order Gen. Sickles will be
required to give bail, equal to the
amount of the alleged shortage with
Herald Reporter Talks to
Rebel Leader at Guadalu
MADE IN ADVANCE
Rebels Said to Insist on Be
ing BAirales Reinforce
ments Leave Juarez.
Juarez will not be attacked im edi
ately. Inez Salazar. with his 500 rebels
at Guadalupe, says so. He told a Her
ald representative so this afternoon.
He said Francisco L Maaero. president
of Mexico, had sent him word that ho
could have an ar listitice for five days
and he would take it, pending peace ne
gotiations. Salazar is in Guadalupe. Antonio
Rojas, Roque Gomez and Maximo Cas
tillo are also with him. They have
about SOS men.
Salazar says the notice from presi
dent Madero was taken to him yes
terday afternoon by a messenger from,
the Mexican consul in El Paso.
N. M. Walker, representing The Her
ald, accompanied by Ray Harrel, a
chaffeur, visited Salazar this afternoon
in his camp. They accompanied a par
ty of supposed peace commissioners to
Fabens today, but were the only ones
who went to Salazar's camp. The others
all remained at Fabens.
Genario Ceniceros was one of tne
party of supposed peace advocates. On
arrival at Fabens, ae 'wrote a note to
Salazar. informing him that troops had
left Juarez in the direction of' Guada
lupe. Walker and Harrell took the
note to Salazar.
Salazar said he didn't believe the
tmni wnnl attack him as he had Mr.
Madero' s word that there was to be a
truce for five cays., beginning today.
while peace terms could be discussed.
Asked what the peace terms were.
he would not say. He merely said that
peace must be honorable to Mexicja. Hs
was asked if the resignation of Madero
had been made a subject of the nego
tiations, and he said it had not.
Salazar said he did not know the
whereabouts of Pascual Orosco jr Hc
said he knew the whereabouts, of CoU
Caraveo and (Kid) Porras, but woulu
not say where they were.
Mr. Walker got back to Fabens this
afternoon at 3 oolock and telepuuneu
his Interview to The Herald from there
It has been known smce yesteroav
that peace negotiations were under
Messenger From CensuL
Friday at 11 oclock a messenger left
the Mexican consulate in an automobile
for Fabens. where he was taken across
to Guadalupe to deliver the message
to Gen. Salazar. The automobile wa3
owned by Joe Smith, '.who took Char
lie Edwards, a boy -who speaks Spanish,
with him to interpret. Smith said that
he did not know who the messenger
was who took the message from the
Mexican consul to Salazar but that he
was a well dressed Mexican and spoke
no English. The boy interpreter said
that the man spoke high class Spanish
and that he went Inside of Salazar's
headquarters at Gnadalupe to deliver
the message. Smith returned with the
messenger at 6 oclock Friday evenlns
and took him to the Mexican consulate,
being told by the consul to charge the
cost of the trip to him. This is sup
posed to have been the armistice notice
Talk of Tnktn- Juarez.
While Smith was tn Guadalupe wait
ing for the messenger to finish his
conference with Salasar, he said thai
Antonio Rojas had him drive the ar
to the top of a hill, where Rojas
placed a red flag and where the rebel
leader took observations of the sur
rounding country between Guadalnpa
The Edwards boy said that he over
heard the rebel officers talking of
taking Juarez but that they did not
say when it would be done.
It is said that one of the demands.
of the rebels is that they be retained
by the federal government as ruralea
with their own officers.
Federleo Moye, one of the three
peace commissioners named for the
federals and representing the Mexican
federal government, arrived in El Paao
Friday night from Villa Ahumada with
CoL Castro, commander of the federal
troops in Ahumada. He was in con
ference with the local Mexican consul
Saturday morning regarding the pro
posed Deace terms.
j The federal commissioners consist of
rederlco Moye. of Chihuahua; CoL
Francisco Castro, of the federal army;
Rodriquez Marin, congressman fram
Junrci Without Troops.
With the departure Saturday morn
ing of a passenger tram over the
Mexican Central railway went Maj.
Oroaco's troop train. This leaves Juarez
as before the arrival of reinforcements
with only the garrison of 300 men. All
the 300 men of the 23d battalion which
arrived Friday morning at Juarez de
Traffic is opened up on the govern
ment line between the state capital
and the border.
No attemnt haa twer? t-. t. ,-arinir
the Mexico North Western railT..i
from the Juarez end. No troop gua.o
is obtainable for the worn trains s
the Juarez garrison remains as weiu
as before. The wires, however, rema
operating over the entire line btwe n
Juarez and Chihuahua city, and it i
said traffic remains uninterrupted on
the Chihuahua-Madera division. All
ls reported quiet along the Canadian
ASK FOR RELEASE
Mexican insurrecto prisoners, held at
Hotel Slsa under svs-rd of United
States troops, have made application to
secure their release by habeas corpus
proceedings at the federal court in
Austin. A similar request by other
prisoners was granted by judge T S.
Ma-rey some time ago
There are 10 of the men. who were
arrested when they came to the Amer
ican side following the battle at Pa
lomas on November 22. AH were
wounded and had been informed be-
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