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Friday Evening
January 31, 1913 14 Pages
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FaU-Tonigh and Saturday. irifaia "0""H
Burn Bridges Very Close to
Juarez, "but Fail to Stop
ALL rebel' forces disappeared late
Thursday from the vicinity ftof
Juarez, now reinforced beyond,
any fear of attack. In addition to 30
infantry on railway patrol, trains com
ing in early in the day. .500 irregular
cavalry, under CoL 'Manuel Landa, ar
rived last night. This leaves more than
1000 government troops in the border
The cavalry came from the vicinity
ff Ahumada, selected by the federal,
government as the place of the pro
posed peace conference. They arrived
over the Mexican Central railway,
which has been repaired temporarily
from Ahumada to the border. The Mex
ico North Western railway remains
t iosed below Juarez, and rebels have
burned more bridges on the English
Canadian line to within a few miles of
Bullets Fall Near Farfc.
All is reported quiet along lue bor
der patroled by United States troops
out of Fort Miss. Some bullets fell on
the American side of the river near
W ashington park Thursday afternoon.
t the Hadldck homer and' other homes
in Lincoln Park, Orchard Park and
Washington park, shots were heard
on the Mexican side It was reported
uat an American had been struck by
stray bullets, but no one in the vicin
ity of the river had heard the report.
Bridge Burned Xear Juarez.
"One spot," the North Western loco
motive No. 1. which has gone through
three revolutions, was run out of the
- ards in Juarez, late Thursday af terr
noon and steamed down to kilometer
:j. where a bridge was found to have
been destroyed. As the North Western
wire is down south of Juarez, it is not
possible to tell how much damage has
been done of the rebels south of kilom
eter 15. , tl
No rebels were seen by the engine
crew, but it is reported in Juarfz that
a band of IS bridge burners started at
kilometer IS and burned IB bridges
south df that point to kilometer 48.
Rebels Camp Near Juarez.
A small detachment of rebels was
also reported to have camped at kilom
cter 11, this side of Bauche, Thursday
Tight The Mexican Central line con
tinues open, the officials say. although
the rebels are expected to cut it to pre
wnt -more troons from reaching Juarez
and to bottle Landa and his troops up
in Juarez. , ,.
Rebels were retegtfft-goutfc S"
alayuca t raniw'?nw r'SJ
ing south toward Villa Afcumada, wheref
Rabago is reported to be with Ms fly-
ing squadron oi izm cavjr.
John U. May, president of. the United
States and Mexico Land company, with
offices in the Mills building: Jw
E. Smith and P. H. Stout, of Stev
tnsville, Tex, who arrived from Can
utlaria by automobile Thursday night,
brought the report that the rebels ,vere
scattered along the Mexican Central
railroad south of Samalayuca, which is
;3 miles south of Juarez, to Ranche
ria. 58 miles south of Juarez and witb
ir 22 miles of Ahumada, where the fed
erals are reported to be. Salazar with
his 400 men was reported to be at
Rancheria, 58 miles down the Central,
at 4 oclock Thursday afternoon, arriv
ing there from Guadalupe shortly after
the federal troop trains for Juarez left
for the north. Acosta's force of 100 was
j.t Candelaria, 47 miles south of Juarez
Thursday morning, but left for the
mountains before the arrival of the
troop trains. No rebels were to be seen
by the automobilists north of Samala
yuca, but there were stragglers all the
way along the Central between that
station and Rancheria.
Is Said To Have Joined de la Fuente
In Mexico Trevino for President;
Orozco, Sr., Out of Hospital.
San Antonio, Tex, Jan. 31. That
Umilio Vasquez Gomez, once provisional
president of Mexico, who has been
making his home in this city, is on
his way to join Gen. David de la
Fuente, who is supposed to be in the
vicinity of Juarez, is the opinion of
local rebel sympathizers. Gomez left
this city on Monday evening, but where
ie has -gone or how long he
expects to be gone cannot be learned.
At the Gomez home, 113 City street,
the house maid is the sole occupant
and she is as talkative as a clam on
the subject of Gomez's departure.
Copies of a manifesto purporting to
have been issued at Puebia in Novem
ber have been received by the local
Tunta which claims that entire accord
exists between Orozco and Zapata and
other rebel chiefs and. that they have
decided on Gen. Geronimo Trevino of
Monterey for president, with the cab
inet officers published In The Herald
i his week
Gen. Trevino is said by local junta
ists to have accepted the presidency.
CoL Pascual Orozco, father of the
revolutionary general, held here by re
el u est of the Mexican government, will
have a hearing next Monday morning
Tefore United States commissioner R. L.
1 :dwards, who . will determine by the
t vidence whether or not he should be
r turned to Mexico.
CoL Orozco has been moved from the
L"e Surgical hospital and is now at the
residence of Mrs. Garcia, 314 Salinas
"street. He 'was at the hospital to re
ceive treatment.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 31. Gov. Colquitt
osterday afternoon at five oclock
wired president Taft to prevent shoot
ing into Texas territory in case of hos
tilities between the Mexican forces.
This is the text of the governor's mes
sage 10 xne presiutrm. i am aavisea i
that 1000 rebels under Salazar are sur-
rounding Juarez. Prospective battle in
48 hours. Will you kindly direct neces
sary steps be taken to prevent firing
into El Paso? Please answer."
Up to noon today the governor had
not heard from president Taft.
The governor also telegraphed Capt.
John R. Hughes, in command of The
Texas rangers patroling the Texar,
"vlexican boundary in th" vicinity of
Juarez, to "keep me adv.sd of the sit
uation and shoot straignt if necessary.'
A.djt- Gen. Hutchiners supplemented
he governor's instructions with a mes
sage directing the rangor captain to
deal vigorously with foreign soldiers
on Texas soil."
Moimons Are returning to Mexico in
(Continued on next page.)
Committees of Both House
and Senate Are Busy at
Work on Measure.
ANTA FE, N. M-. Jan- 31. Only the
legislative senate is in session to
day the house having adjourned
until Monday to give the Joint commit
tees on finance time to work on the
county salaries bills. This measure will
affect every county offices in the state
and has resulted in a prolonged session
of the senate and house committee on
finance, which will probably last until
Saturday night The county officials
in New Mexico have been without pay
since their election, governor McDon
ald having vetoed the salary bill, which
was presented by the -first legislature.
The counties have been divided into
five classifications for this session ac
cording to assessed valuation. Thoy
are as follows: Four millions, Ber
nalillo, Chfaves, Colfax, Dona Ana.
Grant and San Miguel; over two mil
lions, Eddy Luna. Qtero and Union:
over a million and three quarters and
less than two million, Curry. Guadalupe,
Lincoln, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roose
velt, San Juan and Valencia: over a
million, McKinley, Sierra and Torrance;
under one million, Sandoval and Taos
The committees have reached tenta
tive agreements on all but the last
counties, but the salaries, it is believed,
will not as yet meet with the approval
of the house and a new bill may be
drafted before Monday. County of
ficials from all oter the state arc here.
Anti-White Slave Bill.
The passage of a stringent anti-white
slave bill by the senate and of a bill
creating the county of Sumner by the
house, featured today's session of the
Senator Evans's bill providing for the
sterilization of criminals and insane
persons was defeated in the senate.
Among a score of new bills intro
duced Sn both houses, chief Interest
centers in an act by senator Walton,
providing for the furnishing of free
school text books and levying a special
tax to defray the expense thereof.
Committees Busy.
With the senatorial matter out of
the way, the members of both houses
are turning their attention to the
work before them and there Is every
evidence that many laws will be
passed. The committees are meeting
daily and reports being made to the
respective houses and the bills put on
the calendar for action t- ensuing
There is a very persist.. uv r that
same of the- legislation, -r-g put
Wroel ise!ng enacted ... fulfill
ment of tfeeproralses made fey-Sail Re
publicans to a few members who were
wavering ia their allegience.to the
senator, but. of course, this cannot be
proved. At least this much shows from t
the voting on some oi uie diiis. uiai uie
members voting "aye" also l voted for
Fall, and the persistence with which
this certain bunch hangs together
L probably gives a foundation for this re
f port
Tucumcarl t.nters utniai.
Representative J. W. Campbell when
he rose to a question of -personal
privilege Thursday, read a telegram
from the city oierk of Tucumcarl,
which stated that there was no or
dinance on the city statute books pro
hibiting Mexicans from being shaved
in American barbershops as represen
tative Llewellyn" had charged in the
debate on the Spanish-American for
senator resolution Monday.
The Sumner county bill, which would
create a new county out of remote
corners of Quay, Guadalupe, Chaves
and Roosevelt counties, is now the
storm center of legislation. Thursday
morning some 16 petitions we.re re
ceived from different sections of
Guadalupe county stating that the
signers did not object to the partition
of their county to form the new county.
I while almost an equal number were
presented opposing the new county.
There promises to be quite a fight on
this bill, but it will probably carry as
it is one of the bills the Fall men are
alleged to have promised to pass.
State superintendent of public educa
tion, A. N. White, presented a com
munication asking for an appropria
tion of $1000 for printing the publica
tions of the departmenr.
Committee Reports.
The committee on state affairs re
ported favorably on house bill No. 32
prescribing excess fare that may be
charged when passenger has no ticket.
Committee reports were received as
i follows:
Judiciary committee reported favor
ably on house bill No. 12 establishing
a normal school at Clayton.
State affairs reported favorablv on
house bill No. 17, which provides ten (
days additional goott time- ror con
victs. Public buildings .and grounds com
mittee reported favorably on bill for
state fair at Albuquerque.
Irrigation committee "reported favor
ably on house bill No. 40, to regulate
.-logging. . . .
Military attairs reporiea iavorably
on house bill No. S3 and 54 to cede
jurisdiction to the United States over
Fort Bayard and Santa Fe National
Education committee reported favor
ably on house bill No. .67 to establish
the Spanish-American normal school at
Taos. i
State affairs committee reported
favo-ably on house joint resolution No.
6 to appoint a commission to select
state seal, emblem, etc
New Business.
House joint resolution No. 7 by
Marcos C de Baca has reference to re
ports from state institutions.
House joint resolution No. S, R. L.
Baca, requires the speaker of the
house and the president of the senate
to certify to the governor the result
of the senatorial election. This was
passed in the house under suspension
of the rules. ,..,,
Bills were introduced in the house
as follows: " . , ,
nncu mh No. SO. Lobato and Quin-
tana, relating to the removal of the
k, aco...c -,
El Rito normal school.
.- ci TJowRllvn. Drescrlbing hours
business 'for state and county officers.
No 82, Lobato and Quintana, fixing
fees "to be charged by the secretary
of state. ., .,
No. 8S, Burg, amending section 2S28,
chapter 26, compiled laws of 1897 re
lating to mining. ' , , ,
No. 84, Padilla, provides for a 21-4
cents a mile fare in New Mexico.
No. 85, Smith and Carter, to amend
section 4078 of the compiled laws re
lating to count- printing.
No. 86, Rogers, donning trusts and
combinations in restraint of trade.
No. 87, Smith, making an appropria
tion for translating ana printing the
governor's message-
No. 88, Mullens, making an appro
priation for a New Mexico state fair
at Roswell.
Fall's Unanimous Election.
Therr are manv who feel that the
Democni"! had one slipped over on
(Continued on page four)
Stenographers Desert Of
fices in the House and Join
in Demonstration.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 31.
Four hundred women from
every section of the country,
led by Mrs. Clara Colby, of Portland,
Oregon, appeared before the house
committee on presidential and congres
sional elections to appeal for the pas
sage of the French bill to give women
the right to vote for representatives J
in congress. Heading the petitioners
was the Rev. Olympie Brown, of Ra
cine, Wis., president of the Federated
Women's Equality league of the United
States, and a dozen members of con
gress, including representatives from ;
each of the nine equal suffrage states.
The hearing was held in the largest
of the house committee rooms which I
....... i -iiiji .,i. ,f,
the stenographers in the building be- I
gan to desert their offices and join
in the demonstration. Women of all
ages, some with waving plumes, silk,
satins and furs, stood throughout the
hearing, a few had chairs and others
camped on the floor surrounded by
their wraps, hats and parasols.
Mrs. Colby pleaded for the constitu
tional amendment prohibiting states
from disfranchising citizens on account
of sex. Declaring "that the constitu
tion says the representatives shall Be
chosen by the people of the several
states," she asked, "are women people?"
She added that American women would
continue their earnest and dignified ef
forts to gain political freedom," as
long as mjght be necessary to gain
their purpose.
Representative Mondell, of Wyoming;
Raker, of California; Lafferty, of Ore
gon; and others told the committee of
the success of equal suffrage in their
states. Representative Hayden, of Ari
zona was included in the delegation of
Tramp S"h!iis Owned by Trust.
High rates for trans-oecanic freight
ers are caused by supply and demand
rather than by "conference agreements"
among steamship lines, W. G. Sickel, of
the Hamburg-American Steamship com
pany, told the house shipping trust
committee. .
"The doubling in freight rates. In the
past two or three years." he said, "is
the result of a vast increase in ship
ping which now exceeds the amount of
tonnage available to carry it. We are
forced to maintain a reasonable rate
by the fear of competition of regular
lines outside the conference or tramps.
We get as much as possible out of the
:7hnnr tm mr -trnmgrg Jtali,rifrl'"'i,'Tr
control rateirare practically ownpa. oy l
tne eomerence lines, saio. represonw.'
tlve Humphrey.
"I don't admit that"
"But I- make the statement," said
Mr. Humphrey. "A majority of these
tramps are owned or cdntroled by the
conference lines. The conference lines
use them to handle their surplus
Debate Single Term.
When the senate took up the single
presidential term today, senator Root's
amendment to make the constitutional
amendment to take effect March 4, 1817,
was defeated by a viva voce vote, but
by demanding a roll call he got It be
fore the senate again for further con
sideration. . As a substitute senator
Hitchcock proposed an amendment to
let Wilson, Roosevelt or Taft have one
six year term under the "new amend
ment "When we except these persons from
its operations, we are making it en
tirely personal," declared senator Bo
rah, "we might as well name these
three men- In the amendment as being
exempt from Its provisions. We prac
tically would amend the constitution
for their convenience."
Senator Paynter then proposed an
amendment to make the six year term
take effect in 192L Senator Works, au
thor of the original resolution, endorsed
senator Hitchcock's plan.
Senator Clapp, Progressive, took em
phatic exception to this position.
Senator Sullivan urged the adoption
of the Root amendment setting March
4, 1917 as the date. Senator Poindex
ter declared that if there was any
danger of any man getting into office
on account of his popularity that dan
ger should be eliminated. ,
Xot Aimed at Roosevelt.
"I did not believe that any one would
Insist that this legislation was aimed
at Col. Roosevelt" declared senator
Cummins, "but it has been very busily
urged through the United States that
we are legislating to make Roosevelt
ineligible. Such statements must be
abhorrent to CoL Roosevelt."
The debate centered about the dec
laration by senator Williams, that un
less such amendments were adopted
so as to make Roosevelt Taft and
Wilson eligible for another term, the
friends of Roosevelt and others might
oppose ratification of the amendment
by the states.
Republican and Democratic senators
who urged that Roosevelt Taft and
Wilson all be made eligible for one
more elective term, met the opposition
of the Progressives and of some of
their own party members. The Pro
gressive senators objected to a con
stitutional amendment that limited the
right of voters to select their president;
wane tney insisted that If any proni
bition were made it should apply to all
men equally.
The amendments by senator Hitch
cock to make the proposed restriction
apply only to persons" who bave "held
the office by election after March 4,
1917 or discharged Its duties for two
years or more," after that time, were
defeated, 32. to 27.- The senate then
voted down senator Root's amendment
which was simplv to make the single
term restriction take effect after March
4, 1917.
New York, N. Y., Jan. 31.r The con
ference committee of the 54 eastern
railroads issued a statement last night,
ueslgned to anticinate the announce
ment of the strike vote now being I
u-en. the firemen of those roads in
7 .C th.e railroads offer again to re
rer the differences to "an unprejudiced
DOard t citizens" for settlement This
orferis made, the statement says, be
fore the firemen have gone too far
and by declaring the strike, caused a
serious menace to the country by stop
ping eastern railroad traffic
Prescott Ariz. Jan. 31. Convicted
of using profane 'language on a public
street, toward Dr. Warren E. Day. su
perintendent J. H. Coldwell, of the
Arizona pioneer home, paid a fine of
$10 In the city court Dr. Day was for
merly physician at the home and at
that time had difficulties with the su
perintendent whioh resulted in a war
of words when they cbanccd to meet
on the street
Raid of Austin Hotel Pre
cedes Hpuse and Grand
Jury Investigations.
yOk stir has been created In legis-
i wi'i v 'I'm:x jun .11. uunw m.
- latlve circles, due to a report
that the Travis county grand jury is
to make an Investigation of poker
At one of the local hotels, a raid was
made a few days ago, and several ar-
rests were made.
Renresentative Lewelllng, of Dallas,
has prepared a resolution which, he
says he proposes to introduce In the
house, providing for an Investigation of
poker playing.
Culberson County Court.
Senator Hudspeth today obtained the
final passage in the senate of his bill
placing cuiqerson county mine eignm
suDreme luaiciai oistnci ai hji x-asu.
Culberson county under the present law
was nlaced in the fourth district at
V San Antonio.
Sunday Amusements.
Senator Lattimore today "introduced
a bill in the senate prohibiting Sunday
amusements, such as Sunday theaters',
moving pictures, eta The bill, however,
exempts Sunday baseball and Sunday
amusement parks from its operation.
Prohibition Measure.
The house committee on liquor traf
fic today reported favorably the- bill by
Lewelling, which seeks to-place statu
tory prohibition on the- law books of
Texas. Mr Lewelling declares the bill
will pass in the house. Should such a
bill pass in the legislature the chances
are the governor would veto the meas
ure. Insurance Measure.
The house committee on insurance
today reported favorably a bill placing
reciprocal insurance associations under
the juristdiction of the commissioner of
insurance and banking. This bill is
similar to the Murray bill in the senate,
which is favored by the reciprocal con
cerns and at the same time destroys
wildcat concerns.
"Woman Suffrage For Texas.
The house committee on constitution
al amendments today reported favor
ably the proposed constitutional
amendment allowing female suffrage.
Representatives Kirby and Buchanan
gave notice of an adverse minority re
port. There is a similar resolution now
pending in the senate.
Election of Senators.
This same committee reported favor
ably on Rogers's resolution submitting
a constitutional amendment providing
for the election of United States sena
tors by a direct vote-of the people. The
same action tas taSen on fte proposad.
amendment liberalizing' the Irrigation
I Signs Sheppard's Commission.
The governor yesterday afternoon
signed the commission of Morris Shep
I pard as junior United States senator
for both the short and long terms.
The commissions were mailed to the
president of the Lnited States senate
and a copy to Mr. SJieppard, at Wash
ington. Katy Consolidation Measure.
After consuming the entire after
noon in Its consideration the house
yesterday passed to a third reading
the Katy consolidation bill by a vote
of 98 to 29. The fight is now over on
this measure in the house and its final
passage is certain. Numerous amend
ments were offered during the after
noon to the bill but all of them were
defeated. This bill provides for the
consolidation of the Katy with the
Texas Central and the Wichita Valley
Insurance Meanurco.
In the senate, most of the time was
taken up with the consideration of the
senate bill by senator Johnson, which
authorizes the incorporation of mutual
sale Insurance companies in Texas.
Several amendments were attached to
the bill but none of them materia).
The bill was finally passed.
Recall Proposition.
Representative Rogers yesterday af
ternoon introduced in the house a joint
resolution submitting a constitutional
amendment which provides for the re
call of a public officer by the electors
qualified to vote for his election. The
proposed amendment calling for the
Initiative and referendum has already
been introduced in the senate.
Salaries For CommUfiloners.
A bill is to be introduced in the
house by representative McAskill of
San Antonio providing a salary of about
S2800 a year for the county commis
sioners in the larger counties of the
state. While the bill will have a gen
eral application, the idea is primarily
to relieve the situation in Bexar
county. Mr. McAskill points out that
at present the commissioners receive
only S3 per day for their services
while In the cities of the state where
the commission form of government
prevails, the city commissioners re
ceive from $3000 to $4000 a year. He
considers the duties of the county com
missioners as important as those of
the city commission. Another reason.
Is that it is apparent that the anti-fee
bill will pass and then the task of fix
ing salaries for the county officials
will devolve upon ihe county commis
sioners. For Better Cottonseed.
Senator Willacy has introduced a bill
in the senate of more than ordlnary
importance. This bill provides for the
creation of a department of seed selec
tion and improvement as a part of the
penitentiary system. This department
is to be worked by the convicts under
the supervision of a skilled superin
tendent Senator Willacy points out that the
Texas cotton crop is approximately
4,000,000 bales a year and, by the
farmers using Improved seed, they
will be able to save not less than $1
per bale or a total saving of $4,000,000
a year. The department will grow the
seed for distribution to the farmers at
cost of production and thus place the
seed in the hands of practically all of
the farmers of the state. The depart
ment Is to be under the supervision nf
j the prison commission.
jo I'roicci sirenms.
Senator McNealus of Dallas has ob
tained a favorable report from the
senate committee on puoiir health on
his bill to prevent the pollution of
rivers and streams of the state. He
will make an effort to obtain earlv con
sideration of the measure in -the senate
after which its passage will be pressed
In the house. This bill occasioned con
siderable debate in the senate commit
tee when it was up for consfderatlon.
To Increase School Fund.
Representative Grinstaff has prepared
a bill which he will introduce In the
house, which will have the effect of
taking 1 percent from the permanent
school fund of the state annually and
add it to the available school fund,
this to be done for a period of 10
years. The permanent school fund
reaches the enormous sum of $70,000.
000 and 1 percent would yild $700,000,
which would 'implement the available
school fund The necessitv for this
(Continued on page 6).
The State Needs That Much
Money For Two Years,
Without Capitol Addition.
ttnxttv DT7 Tan 31 VOT the
t-iuriiiivu hiuu.,
Yj conduct of its affairs during 1913 f
Ji- and 1914. the state of Arizona win
need $2,500,000, according to a prelimi
nary estimate made by auditor J. C
Callaghan. This estimate is subject'to
increase asd revision, as the figures for
some institutions, notably the deaf and
dumb school, have not Deen submitted.
Included In the auditor's estimate are
the amounts necessary for the opera
tion of the state and its institutions
during the two years that will elapse
before another session of the legisla
ture is held. It does not include any
appropriation for the proposed new
wing to the capltoL .
Among the items is $o0,000 for the
state fair, together with an appropria
tion of $75,000 for a new exhibition
building, and $10,000 a year for Im
provements. ,
The state debt Is In the neighborhood
of $3,500,000 and $55,000 a year Is
needed to meet interest charges. The
actual cost of maintaining the state
government for the two years is esti
mated at $1,750,000 while theimprove
ments on state institutipns will cost
Ninety Day Session.
Hard work and unceasing bickering
for three long months is what the Ari
zona legislators expect the special ses
sion, called by governor George Hunt
to convene next Monday, to bring.
"I don't look for this session to end
within less than 90 days," said a mem
ber' of the Maricopa county delegation.
"It is going to be one long fight, too.
We will be kept here till we are worn
"In the first days of the session,
there will be little except quarreling.
Nothing will be accomplished till we
all get tired. More will be accom
plished In the last 30 days than in the
first 60. I can no chance of getting
everything out of the way In 60 days.
In his eall the governor placed no
time limit on the sessions so it can con
tinue indefinitely. The hot weather
will b creeping upon us before we
Board of Control Measure.
.Tii st what th first clash will be
over Is problematical. It Is more like
ly to be the much dlsaussed board of
control bill than anything else.
Representative Leon Jacobs, of Mari
copa county, has a bill prepared to
abolish the board of control, which now
consists- ef the gwvernos, audUat- ana
a citizen member, and elect a state
manager. At present the citizen mem
ber of the board Is practically mana
ger. He can do nothing, however, with
out the consent of the governor and
auditor. .
The reactionary Democrats, opposed
to governor Hunt want a manager
elected, and they want the chief execu
tive to have little power over him.
They are a little troubled, however, by
the fact that K they pass the bill at
this session a manager will have to
be appointed until the next general
election. That appointment would have
to be left to the governor, and the
administration of one of his appointees,
from their point of view, would be
no improvement over the present sys
tem. , , .
Some way to get around -leaving the
appointment to the governor is being
sought by the legislators who are op
posed to the administration. They in
timate wisely that they have something
up their sleeves that will surprise the
Hunt element
Capital Punishment.
Another question that Is going to
furnish ground for a long drawn out
fight is the abolition of capital punish
ment Governor Hunt is violently op
posed to the taking of human life by
the state. In the penltentiacy at Flor
ence are four murderers, sentenced to
hang months ago but reprieved by tne
governor until the legislature could
take some action on the capital punish
ment law. If the law is repealed, the
lives of the murderers will be spared.
Sentiment on the question varies
widely throughout the state. The gov
ernor has made both friends and en
emies by the stand he has taken. The
lawmakers have kept their ears to the
ground with great industry but many
of them are unable to determine how a
majority of their constituents feel
about It .
In his message governor Hunt will
Include several thousand words oi
argument against capital punishment
Speakership Fight.
As much could be told six weeks ago
as today about the probable outcome
of the- fight between Sam B. Bradner,
of Cochise, and -H. H. Linney, of "ia
vapai, for the speakership of Uie
house. Bradner has stood pat from the
first and said that if the members of
the house didn't want him to continue
as speaker he did not want the posi
tion. Both he ad M. G. Cunnlff. Presi
dent of the senate, have taken the
stand that the old presUing officers
should hold over through, all special
sessions. Cunnlff has won Us fight and
will be made president of the senate?
even if he has to be elected again, but
Bradner Is not so sure Jf his position.
The reactionary Democrats have
groomed Linney. who Is half way pro
gressive, for the speakership and are
.making a desperate effort to unseat
Bradner. They are lying low in tn
last days before the session but they
will be heard from Monuay moraine.
Phoenix, Ariz.. Jan 31. According to
E H. Hickok. spec If. 1 represent ve of
the department of commerce aid Ia'or.
Arizona's tx laws are fr in .idvanee
of those of many older states. K is
here conferring with the state ax
commissioners and collecting data to
be embodied in a report on taxation
method j in western states, soon to be
published by the department
"I ha-e no hesitation In saying that
you are in the. right track here in Ari
zona; in the eastern states it takes
them yea'-s to change their methods of
taxation, here you do things you set
out to do without any waste of time,"
he sail.
Phoenix. Ariz., Jan. 31. Aztec beans,
an ostrich .jgg and bread made from
challu, of Egyptian wheat, were the
features of a dinner given by Harry
Welch, secretary of the board of trade,
to the Phoenix newspaper men. The
seed from which the beans were grown
were dug from a prehistoric eliff
dwelling. As a result of the dinner a
club was formed. Kadi member is
pledf.-ed to entertain the others at din
ner whenever lie has a birthday Chas
Stauffcr will be the next host on
March .'3.
New York Stock Exchange
Thinks Such a Law Would
Cause Disastrous Results.
a LBANY, N. Y.. Jan. 31. The New
Zjk York stock exchange put iself
on record today as opposed to
incorporation and against tho enact
ment of a maximum rate of interest on
call loans. Gov. Sulzer was, so informed
by a committee representing the ex
change and was advised that the enact
ment of such laws would cause disas
trous results.
John G. Mllburn, counsel for the ex
change, declared that the incorporation
of the stock exchange would be fraught
with disaster and would seriously inter
fere with its disciplinary powers.
He pointed out that the exchange Is a
voluntary organization and its mem
bers must abide by its decisions.
"Its punishments are tremendously
effective now," he said.
"When a man is suspended, his voca
tion is at an end. If the exchange is
compelled to Incorporate, its decisions
could be questioned in the courts. Long
litigation would follow and the court
would have to pass upon questions
which are now dealt with quickly and
"I don't see what good can be accom
plished by. incorporation," he added.
Other Exchanges Incorporated.
Gov. Sulzer reminded Mr. Mllburn
that tie cotton exchange and practical
ly all the other New York markets are
"Many people of the south and west
have informed me," continued the gov
ernor, that tney Deiieve it wuma "
good thing for the stock exchange to
"Isn't it true that a customer can be
wiped out by high interest rates for
call loansT asked the governor.
The committee replied that such a
situation had never developed.
The governor then questioned the
committee concerning the activity of
the American Can stocks. He wanted
to know if recent large sales of this
stock were made by bona fide holders.
The committee said the exchange was
making an investigation of this mat
ter, but expressed the opinion that the
sales were genuine.
ir XTllKn-n onri nTecifrlAnt MabOn aS-
sured the governor that the exchange
would cooperate with him in making
necessary reforms, but cautioned him
to go slowly in dealing with "the more
delicate subjects" in Ms message.
Sofia, Bulgaria. Jan. 31. It is be
lieved that the Bulgarian and Servian
troops besieging the fortreas of Adrian
ople purpose to take the place by storm
regardless oi tne sacrmue ui i"c uw
an attack would entail.
castro is granted
habeas Corpus writ
New York. N. Y Jan. 31. Oipriano
Castro, former president of Venezuela,
walked the streets of New York this
afternoon, temporarily a free man un
der writ of habeas corpus issued by
judge Holt in the federal court Argu
ment on the question of making the
writ permanent will be heard on Fri
day next
.Washington. D. C. Jan. 31. Cipriano
Castro, former president of Venezuela
was denied admission to the united
States as a visitor, by Charles Nagel,
secretary of commerce and labor. The
Venezuelan's unwavering refusal to an
swer the question whether, while presi
dent of his country he was a party to
the killing of Gen. Paredez, was the
cause of secretary Nagle's order for his
"It is charged officially." said Mr.
Nagel. "that Castro, while president of
Venezuela and in full possession of the
authority of that state, directed the
killing of Paredez without trial or
hearing of any kind, Paredez having
been made a prisoner while engaged in
a revolt against Castro."
Speaker Declares Cost of Three New
Battleships Is 943,000,000 Need
lessly Squandered.
New York, N. Y, Jan. 31. Character
izing as "madness," CoL Goethal's
latest and most - startling estimate of
not less than 25.060 soldiers as neces
sary to guard the Panama canal, An
drew Carnegie speaking as presiding
officer at the annual meeting of the
New York Peace society, urged against
military and naval increase. He said
he hoped Woodrow Wilson's response
ta any proposal for increase would be:
"Pray tell us first against what ene
my you need this further protection?
"Probably not one of the three addi
tional battleships demanded, if built
ever will fire a shot, against a foe. It
is $45,000,000 needlessly squandered,'
Mr. Carnegie declared.
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Ottoman Reply to European
Powers, However, Insists
on the Lion's Share.
LONDON, Bng., Jan. 3L The over
whelming strength, of public opin
ion throughout Europe is exercis
ing a profond influence on the peace
delegates in London. The European
ambassadors here will soon make them
selves the mouthpiece of this wide
spread sentiment in order to convince
some of the more unyielding spirits
among the representatives of the al
lies. European diplomats' take the view
that Turkey, especially after tho revo
lutionary movement which brought
into power men considered irreconcila
ble on the question of Adrianople. could
not offer more than what was con
tained in the reply to the powers.
This, they think.- justifies the resump
tion of negotiations between the allies
and the Ottoman empire.
AVIll Divide Adrianople.
The Turks, with their usual shrewd
ness, instead of simply asking for the
holy shrine and a few more monu
ments of historic or religious charac
ter in the city of Adrianople, suggest
ed dividing the city by the river Ma
ritza. they taking the part situated on.
the left This gives them the lion's
share, although they leave to Bulgaria
the railway station on the line commu
nicating witb. Macedonia.
Turkey offers to abide by the decis
ion of the powers regarding the status
of the Aegean islands, occupied by the
allies, if they have regard for the Dar
danelles, which the note cleverly con
tends is a question of the highest im
portance to jaurope.
Game Lavr Test Will Also Decide
Validity of Railroad Rate and Oth
er Law Recently Adopted.
Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 3L Dispatches
from San Francisco are to the effect
that the United States circuit court off
appeals, sitting in that city, has taken,
under advisement the cases against the
Arizona, full crew ana three cent fare
laws, which, are being bitterly attacked
by tie Santa Fe and seven other nil
roads doing business in this state.
The delay is to enable the state su
preme court to pass on the "quail case, '
in which Wood Allen is accused of
violating the game law by shooting a
quail without a hunter's license. Allen s
"efno is that tha gam law 'was not
legally submitted to the people Nov.
5 because that was not a general ela
tion and insufficient notice had ben
given the voters that the measu e was
to be presented for their approval.
If the game law is not a law. the
I other measures, including the cons'ita-
uon&l axxusfiuuieuiss, wen iiul legaii)
submitted and, therefore, cannot be
enforced. Included in the number are
the full crew and three cent fare laws.
If they cannot be enforced, the applica
tions of the railroads for injunctions
to prevent their enforcement will be
dismissed immediately.
San Francisco, CaL, Jan. 3L Tn be
half of Lazarus, lying at the gate," J.
Stitt Wilson, socialist mayor of Berke
ley, declined to attend the banquet of
the Associated Charities of San Fran
cisco at which guests who pay $3 a
plate will watch moving pictures il
lustrating "How needy families live"
and "illustrating battles with poverty
and sickness."
"The mayor of Berkeley, runs the
letter, "does not receive sufficient sal
ary to dine with the social class that
can squander $3 on one meal and I pre-
fer "to give this $3 to some needy1
"But the supreme reason which I of--fer
is that there is something posii'
tively vulgar and ostentatiously pagan
in the spectacle of a group of citizens
of a 20th century city sitting down to
a $3 banquet while pictures are being
shown displaying the hunger of the,
poor. This in behalf of Lazarus, lyJ
ing at the gate."
New Orleans, La, Jan. 3L Unless
some states cease what they term too
active enforcement of vagrancy laws,
members of the National Organization,
of Hoboes will adopt militant suffrage
methods, raise disturbances in jails and
otherwise make themselves so obnoxi
ous that they will be freed. This wa3
the stand taken at the National Hobo
convention in resolutions which drew a
distinct line between "bums who -won't
work and "respectable hoboes" who
can't get work.
It was aiming to protect the hoboes
against the "bums" that James Bads
How introduced a resolution condemning-
the manner of enforcing vag
rancy laws in California, Illinois, Mis
souri, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and'

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