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Wednesday Evening
February 19, 1913 IS Pages
Unsettled Tonight and Thursday;
Colder Thursday.
Protest From Florence Sub
mitted Against Governor's
Convict Ideas.
PHOENIX. ARIZ Feb. 13. Witn
the introduction in the senate aiul
house of representatives Tuesday
afternoon of a strong protest against
the prison reform system, signed by
98 residents of Florence, the first move
was made in a fight upon the adminis
tration's methods of handling the
state's convicts.
The protest created, a. sensation in
both houses. In the lower house it
caused the resignation of Capt. C B.
Kelton, of Cochise county, chairman
of the memorials committee. Rather,
Capt Kelton resigned because the pe
tition was referred to the committee
on state institutions, which is not at
all friendly to governor Hunt Cant
Kelton is not an administration sup
porter but he was evidently piqued
because that petition did sot go to his
committee. ,
In the senate the protest was re
ferred to the county affairs commit
tee, by a vote of It, to 7. after a
sharp fight v ,
Following are essential portions of
the protest which is about 10M words
in length:
11otet Is Vigorous One.
"Tour petitioners have for 10 months
past been silent victimsof the gov-
ernor'K misconception of prison reform. I
We have endured in silence the out- j
rageous indignities and annoyances '
this socalled reform Mas inflicted on J
us as a wnote. ih xn nope mat our ,
hipf trrnmiivs mitrht after a little ex-
perience realise tiiat his present ultra
reform ideas are both impractical and
dangerous and adopt a prison reform
policy based on common sense, and
sanity; but la this hope we have been
Bver since Miss Kate Bernard set
the example of riding tews ear main
straefln a huggy Tmh murderer Louis
V. Eftinga, stopping in front of Joe
Day's ice cream parlor and enjoying
an ice cream soda with her convict
escort convicts have been running' at
large on our streets in citizens' dress,
with no mark or badge on them by
which they might be recognized as
"Many of these convicts at liberty
under the socalled 'honor system' are
neatly dressed, well educated, interest
ing conversationalists, prepossessing
in appearance, and would experience no
difficulty in imposing their eompany
upon inexperienced and unsuspecting
3 ouag girls.
"These "honor conavicis not only
make themselves at home en our
streets, but invade places of public
amusement and seat themselves among
otfr wives and daughters, who suppose
they are trangers visiting the town. '
bidding on wcric and, being fed and
housed by the state, they can under
bid our workmen and still make money.
"We respectfully request the enact
ment of such laws as will positively
prevent convicts from running at large
present tun.itu, irom ninmiis . e
tu0pwn ahi &&zu$z
tlons upon the power of the governor
and effectually stop him from endan
gering the homes, peace, safety and
prosperity of this or any other com
munity "
When tne Florence protest came up in
the senate, president Cunniff referred it
to the judiciary committee. Roberts
mo-ved that the protest be sent to the
county affairs committee. Roberts's
motion was carried, 1 to 7.
One BUI la House
One bill was introduced in the house
vesterda-i It w by Jacobs, of Mari
copa count, and is to require that all
state supplies be bought from residents
of Arizona, or from concerns having
resident agents with regular offices.
Genxale BUI Killed.
The house killed a bill yesterday,
"for the purposes of economy." If was
(lonzales's measure providing for the.
payment of fees to witnesses in crim
inal cases before superior courts.
Te Help Downtrodden Hog.
For three-quarters of an hour the
committee of the whole earnestly dis
cussed the "anti-swine exercise" bill.
and finally recommended its passage,
with an amendment The amendment
-makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to
permit swine or chickens to run at
large where his neighbor's property
may be damaged.
Irvine's amendment to the liquor law,
designed to make the present statute
more stringent regarding the sale of
liquor in prohibition territory, and make
it possible for the authorities to convict
bootleggers, received much consider
ation. Finally it was referred back to
the judiciary committee.
To Bar Throwing GIh n itadii, -
The code revision committee reports
that Kanf's bill to prohibit the throw
ing of .class on roads was being in
cluded in the road law. The same com
mittee recommended that Irvine's
amendment to the game law take its
regular course It was placed on the
calendar for the committee of thr
Brooks's bill providing for the pay
ment of costs of suits brought against
the state and state officers in federal
courts passed the house without divis
ion. ,
Bills Reported.
The appropriations committee recom
mended the passage of the bill provid
ing for a deputy state treasurer and the
measure appropriating $174 for the re
lief of Dr. E. S. Godfrey, former vital
statistician of the territory. In accord
ance with the appropriations commit
tee's report, Graham's bill to appropri
ate $7500 for the sinking of an artesian
well in the San Simon valley was re
ferred to the committee on agriculture
and irrigation.
The public health committee reported
favorably on Craig's bill to regulate
the practice of dentistry.
Graham's bill requiring the count)
assesor to furnish each taxpayer a
list of the property assessed against
him was potnoned indefinitely, upon
recommendation of the county affairs
committee. This committee made a fa
orable report on Unnev8. county
classification bill, which is to effect a
slight rearrangement of Yavapai's ad
ministration methods -
Kanfs bill requiring superisors to
a uernf for the furnishing of dupll
ii; as"mt-nt rrji as referred to
Continued on page i.)
El Paso and Douglas Claims
Have a Good Chance of
WASHINGTON, D, C, Feb. 19.
Americans awarded damages
by the Kernan commission for
injuries inflicted by Mexican bullets at
El Paso and Jouglas have an excellent
Chane to get their money at this ses
sion. The senate foreign relations commit-
tee today favorably reported senator
Marcus A. Smith's bill appropriating
r571,M to pay these claims. The bill
was placed on the senate calendar to
day. It is identical with representative
W. R. Smith's- bill, already favorably
reported by the house foreign affairs
commltte and now on the house calen
dar. Senator Smith will call up the senate
measure at the first opportunity, and
the house bill probably will be taken
up this week. Prospects for the legis
lation getting through at this session
are good, despite the nearness of ad
journment -
While the claims of KIch&rd Brown.
Lawrence Converse, Sdwln Blatt and
Wong Kong and the aliens are not in
cluded in the identical bills, it devel-
.., k,i. imniHua t nmusUar
these claims at their next session. It is,
thrrnre nnt imnrnbulile that the
anenB and Blatt Converse and Brown'
iater will recover damages, though the
Converse and Blatt claims have less
chance than the aliens.
The house and senate committees be
lieved that in order to pay the Ameri
can elalms it would be best not to con
sider at this time the other claims, oth
erwise the American claimants might
not have received a favorable raport at
this session.
Attorneys A. R. Barges and J. L.
Sweeney returned to Kl Paso today. B.
V. Bowden will remain here for several
Douglas. Aria., Feb. 19. Mexican
officials on the border at this point,
who never were strong supporters of
Madero, believe that Zapata, Orosco,
Salazar and other rebels now in the
j field will not conform to the Huerta. 1
will la the necessary support to
make him more than a passing Incir
ilant anri thafX-TW la. "Barra fs the
I- - , ; - , lawlessness nas Become rue ami rou
man upon wnom the salvation of Mex- ber bands masquerading as revolution-
1 ii nfenaiwlK. . 1 ,. . . - .1 ..1. .i.A
ico depends.
A Drevisionai president will be im
mediately appointed by congress and
Huerta made to step down," declared
Manuel Cuesta, Mexican consul here.
"That De la Barra will be provisional
president and later elected is practl-
Anliir a apt a 11 H a la tha Ann man irnn I
cally certain.' iie is tne one man wno
r b i
Gen. O'Hara, federal commander at
Agua Prieta. Son., opposite Douglas,
also is opposed to Huerta, and favors
Be la Barra.
North Western trains are now being
operated over the Juarez division of
the Mexican Central between Juarez
and Chihuahua. A train of coal is
sent down to Chihuahua one day and
the engine returns, with a trainload of
lumber for the El Paso Pearson plant
from the Madera mills.' The coal is
for the use of the North Western
railroad oa its Chihuahua to Madera
division. A train of lumber came out
MdnSay and another train is expected
H. 1. Miller, vice president of the
Pearson interests in the southwest
left Monday evening for Plqinview,
Tex., where Dr. F. & Pearson is inter
ested in a large irrigation district He
will go from there to San Antonio.
K. J. Fulton, a well driller from Co
lumbus. N. M., arrived here Wednes
day morning with the report that Sala
zar had left the vicinity of Palomas
for Jwar.es. The last report from Sala
rar was that he was encamped near
Ojltos. more than 100 miles below the
No visible effect has been noticed at
the El Paso recruiting office of the
war talk. The enlistments Tor tue
first half of the month of February,
Maj. c. X. Barney says, have been no
more brisk than any other month, num
bering but 16. There were four appli
cants Tuesday morning, but these
were reennstments for preferred posi
tions. The only effect of the Mexican
affair has been to increase the number
of applicants for volunteer positions in
the service. These have been mostly
from railroad m&i who have' worked
in Mexico and wish to handle troop
trains. Orders have been received not
to recruit any negroes for the cavalry
service, as the negro cavalry regi
ments are filled.
Brownsville. Tex., Feb. 1?. Federal
forces reported to be marching to re
take the city of Matamoras, which fell
into, rebel hands Monday, Joined the
revolutionists who Weill, uui 10 uibvl
then last night and a general celebra
tion (was begun when the late enemies
ed into the city.
ral hundred shots were fired
the two bodies met but it evi-
was by prearrangement thajl
Joined forces. There were no
demonstration was orderH. but.
e rnLiv ot countv official, a
'an oi th, Texas nation il (ruard
had! '-II i" ! 1 on dut ti nrntei t
Brpnill ji,i ,cinit. should thern
te .fa attempt to cross the border.
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American Government Is
Relieved by Mexican Situ
ation's Sudden Turn.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 19.
President Taft today received
the following telegram from
Victorlano Huerta, Mexico's provis
ional governor general:
'T nave the honor, to inform you
tha I have overthrown this govern
ment the forces are with me and
from now on peace and prosperity will
"Xpur obedient servant
"Victorlano Huerta,
V. S. Official Keel Relieved.
Although its plans remained set for
action in case of emergency, the
United States today was distinctly re
lieved at the news from Mexico telling
of the abdication of president Madero
and the apparent settlement of the
civil war that has swept the capital
itself. Preparations for eventuali
ties, however, were not relaxed. It
was recognised that the readjustment
of the government was filled with
danger and no orders were issued that
would halt the movement already be
gun. Troops Movement Continues.
Gathered under the avowed declara
tion that they were to be mobilized for
practice with the Atlantic fleet at
Guantanamo, Cuba. 2000 marines will be .
dispatched to, that port as originally
ordered, unless there is good reason
for their recall. The navy department
denied that it had issued any orders
in any way setting aside the original
plan of action.
Two facts that inust be taken into
account are the probable couifie of the
Orozco-Salazar revolutionists In the
north and the Zapata rebellion of the
south, zor if the leaders or tnese move
ments, as threatened, hoKl out against
the new Huerta regime, another periol
of disorder and suspense is expected.
Recognition Will Be Slow.
Political recognition of the govern- J
ment which emerged last night out of I
the travail through which Mexico has
passed in the last two years will be a I
slow proceeding. While this govern
ment will take no concern oer the 1
choice of a successor to president Ma- '
dero, such a successor will have to dem
onstrate his ability to maintain stable
government before political recognition j
will be accorded htm by the United '
States. Mexico today is honeycombed -
and torn asunder by many revolutfonarv
The principal of these ar
the Orozco movement in the north and
the Zapata uprising in the south. '
Must Restore Order. 1
Lawlessness has become rife and rob
arlee. have sent terror through the
states of .Mexico from the Rio Grande tc
Yucatan. In order to lay claim to po-
1 litical recognition from this govern
ment, the United States will demand
HuertaJ or some other, must suppress
. - . . -m
tnat tne new president, oe ne wn.
thaRt. riWnrhimr elements restore order
the states.
The formality of political recognition,
in all likelihood, wfll fall to the admin
istration of president-elect Wilson.
Kon-lnterventlon,-but Prepnratlon,
The news frpm Mexico City found this
government still firm in its policy of
non-intervention and unwavering in 1U
preparation, on a moment's notice, to
strike an aggressive blow, for the de
fence of American citizens, should oc
casion yet demand it Although the
change, which, it is believed, will bring
relief from the intolerable conditions
following in the wake of 10 days ot
bloody fighting, was welcome to those
who carry the burdens of state, official
Washington had no comment to make
on the outcome.
Dispatches from ambassador Wlfson
confirmed the salient features of Ma
dero's fall and Huerta's rise to power,
but state department officials held their
United States Is Relieved.
No one sought however, to conceal
satisfaction over the assurance of pro
tection to life and property, which the
establishment of order in Mexico City
wduld bring. Although the step which
would have sent American soldiery into
Mexico had not been taken, every
branch of the defensive arm of the ser
vice was organised to its highesf effi
ciency. The cruisers Colorado and South Da
kota now are at Manzanillo and Aca
pnloo, on the Paeific coast while the
battleship Virginia is at Tamplco. and
the battleships Vermont Georgia and
Nebraska are at Veracrus. The 1000
marines under orders to sail for Guan
tanamo, probably will proceed to their
camp here.
The American Red Cross today cabled
J5&6 to the United States consul at
Veracruz, to be used" In provldinng food
and shelter for the refugees from Mex
ico City.
Would Support a Bandit If He Were
Presldentltebeis i.roi,aly will
iontlnue to Support Vasquez
te JP,,,e at'the overthrow of
2J!I0V.irebel ents here and Diaa
?fo l?T?monK the Mexican army
ablllti of Gen. Huerta to handle the
(Contimxca on next page.)
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to the waH. like an old man'
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rthuTl1 la tat which is in
visible, but neer out of alght?
kJ- Q Wnen fe a boat like a
5- Q- What part of London is in
Answers will be found under tli. ir
ap!rulut numbers c a 1 1 e r t fl
through the Classified VdvprtiMn -page"
Young Reyes and David de la
Fuente in Provisional Cabinet
Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 19. The new provisional, cabinet
of Mexico, is to include Rodolfo Reyes, son of Gen. Bernardo Reyes
and David de la Fuente, the chief pf staff of F-milio Vasquez Gomez,
who has set up a provisional presidency at Palomas, on the northern
border of Chihuahua, according to the list given out today. If de la
Fuente has been consulted, this evidently means that Vasquez Gomez, is
m accord with the new regime. The provisional cabinet, it is -believed,
will be composed as follows, subject to ratification of congress r
Foreign minister Francisco de la Barra. " -
War Minister Gen. Manuel Mondragon.
Finance minister Carlos G. De Cosib.
Minister of Fomento Alberto Gil. '.'':
Minister of interior Alberto Garcia Granados.
Minister of Justice-rnRodolfo Reyes, who did not commit suicide
after his father was killed.
Minister of public instruction Jorge Vera y Estano.
Minister of communication David de la Fuente,. now secretary
to Emilio Vasquez Gomez," presidential pretender, at Palomas.
To every governor throughout the republic, Gen. Huerta toda
sent telegrams relating what had occurred. '
EXICO CITY, Meat, Feb. 19. Gustavo Madero, brother of the deposed presi
dent, was removed from the penitentiary at 9 odock this morning and
The ex-president and his brother, Gustavo, .were sent this morning as prison
ers to the arsenal, from which Felix Diaz had bombarded the city for 10 days.
Soon after their arrival there, Gustavo Madero was subjected to the notorious
"fugitive law" by which he was,.free to run under the rifle fire of his guards. He
fell dead under their bullets.
Gustavo Madro was regarded as a much more powerful man than the presi
dent After Francisco Madero quarreUd with Dr. Vasquez Gomes, he and Gustavo
forced Jose Pino Ssarez to the front as vice president, although be was therilittle
This, the enemies of Madero never forgave, and was really the reason for start
ing the anti-government party, which showed systematic opposition to the schemes
of Gustavo Madero.
After Gustavo's arrest yesterday and during his removal through the streets,
the crowds even made efforts to lay hands on him. Heavy guards of rurales were
necessary to insure his safety.
Gustavo Madero was minister of finance in the-provisional cabinet of his brother
at Juarez, following the fall of that town into the hands of Madero's rebels on May
10, 1911. He recently returned from Japan, where he went as special ambassador
to thank that- government for particiDation.,in the Mexican centennial celebration,
bat in reality, the-rebels, contended, to sell concessions to Japan and attempt te
make an alliance with that country to keep his brother in power.
EXICO CITY, Mex., Feb. 19. The
bassy in the .settlement oi the ten days' .battle gained for the American
flag such a tribute as never before was witnessed in Mexico. After the
messenger from the United States embassy, Harry Berlinger had gone through the
fire of the rebel lines to the arsonal yesterday, conveying the message of peace
sent by ambassador Henry Lane" "Wilson, he drove to the national palace in an
automobile bearing a white flag on one side and the Stars and Stripes on the
By the time he emerged from the
uen. .rtneria, me crowa outsiae had learned the import of his visit. The reapoear-
V anee of Ws machine was the signal for a
ihrougn an immense mass of humanity gathered in the Zocalo and along San
Francisco street the big automobile picked it"way-lowly amid deafening applause,
witS the Stars and Stripes flying in the wind.
Group after group of the people on the streets caught up the cry, "Viva log
Americanos," until, the -entire city reverberated with the cheering.
For days the entire population of Mexico City had regarded intervention by
the United States as practically inevitable. Mexicans of the non-combatant class
suffered divided emotions of hope and fear. Thousands, although deploring inter
vention by any power, had come to the conclusion that the good offices of any na
tion were preferable to the wanton destruction of property and awful loss of Kfe
which had been occurring, with neither side gaining any apparent advantage.
Milnc Sutherland reported both Ivlllr.l and mounded during the flrxt
ilaTx of litallrs m Mexloo (Uy ntiH oniy NliKtitt) vjouniled, m-cordlnc to
d'vji ttiliM r if wil (oi'oj and ban left Tterartr for thi- I nitrd state. Suth
erland Ii thp cn of rtc. . II. !utk-rland. of LI 1'aso, and brother of A.
A. Sutherland, an attorney at Las Crucea.
part played by the United States em
national, palace after delivering the note to
'tremendous ovation.
Blanquet Is Now the Military Commander Gen. Diaz
Assents tb the New Order and Will Probably Be
Elected President of Mexico Crowds Cheer the
New Order of Things Fighting in the
Mexican Capital Has Stopped.
EXICO CITY, FEB. 19. The faM of the Madero adaBwtra
tion brought about by the well arranged plot of the federal military
leaders, has been received in the capital with general acclama
tion, it k not known, however, how
rvnv iw chancm.
- ..
After the arrest of president Ma
dero, Gov Huerta declared that he
would deliver the position to anybody
who was legally named. It is under
stood that special generaj elections, will
be called at an early date to select a
successor to Madero. Gen. Felix
Diaz k looked upon as the man who
will win. In the meanwhile, Huerta
has assumed tfe post of governor gen
eral and has appointed Gen. Blanquet
military comsaander of the federal
Opposition to Huerta as President
Gen. Huerta will probably become
provisional president of Mexico as a
result of the joint session of the depu
ties and senators. The action to be
taken appears to be a mere formality
as a majority has already signed a
pronriwr'to-aHpport' ar agreement nsade
between Huerta and Diaz although
considerable opposition to the election
of Huerta as provisional president was
apparent in the lobby of the chamber
of deputies. It .was thought possible
J that a friendly fight between his par-
tisans and thoee of Felix Diaz would
develoo. In anv event, k k believed
' Barra; Mondragon, Reyes and de la Fuente.
Madero Prisoner hi Arsenal.
' Franckco .1. Madero, the deposed president, was today taken under a
j heavy guard from the national palace and lodged ia the arsenal. There he was
a prisoner of Gen. Diaz in the very place which for over a week he had caused
to be battered wrth cannon in hk efforts to subjugate the rebel army.
Vice president Jose Pino Suarez k a prisoner m the national palace.
Gustavo Madero, brother of the president, was taken froa prison thk
mornbg and executed. ,
Rodolfo Repes AV&e.
The conclusion of hostilities k the capital revealed today that Rodolfo
Reyes, who was reported a suicide (confirmed officially by Madero) k still
alive. He was wounded during an action in the neighborhood of the palace and
has since been a patient in one of the Red Cross, hospitals.
Young Reyes k slated for a cabinet position under the prorisional
Madero Had PUmaed Murder.
Had Franckco Madero succeeded m defeating Daz there seems Kttk
doubt that bloody reprisals would have been made.
"Those who shoud die," k the caption of an official Madero docu
ment found last night. Th list included Franckco de k Banajesus Fl""--Magon,
Manuel Calero, Alberto Garcia Grandos and Dr. Franckco Vasquez
Gomez, brother of the rebel provisional president at Palomas, Ck&uahHa.
For some days de la Barra believed he was danger of assasssatioa and
hid ia the British legation.
Rebel Troops Remain.
The rebel troops are not to be removed from then- poskions lor two or
j three days, as disorders are feared.
I he piot to arrest Madero was earned out wMtoout me knowledge ot re
lix Diaz. Gen. Huerta played the bold stroke of takiog Diaz at hk word,
given some days ago when he said he was not fighting for personal ambition but
merely for the removal of Madero.
News of Huerta's coup was sent to Diaz through the American embassy.
It was very late at night before the final peace papers were sigaed by both
The first official act of Gen. Haerta in his new capacity was ta sead aoUfiea
tioa to the American ambassador as te what had been done. The seta asked am
bassador Wilson to advise president Taft and the members of the diplomatic
corps that the battle had beea dosed, thus ending the danger ia the fives and in
terests of foreigners.
Haerta asked the aartaosador to permit hk office to be used as a caaaael for
negotiations to bring about a complete understanding. Ambassador Wilson replied
(Continued oa
Free Tickets for Every Girl
And Boy for Campbell Shews
At Herald Office Saturday
Every hay and girl in El Paso will go to "C.imelr"s Big shows'" next
Saturday afteraae aad evening as guests of the El Taso Herald. The Herald
has bought the show for the afternoon and night and no chil 1 entering !l
hae to pay tf he or she first calls at The Herald for tickets. Tiu tickets will
be distrfbated one o0'0' in the afternoon, one to each child. .ui.I each ticket
will entitle the holder to'admis.-ion to every attr.u-tion on tin i.ninda to
see the animal show, the animal irui the minstrel hows. the ir. ik t t and
lean, taafle cuius, the happ f.imiH of monkey-: to free n' - n the Ferris
wheel and in fact to see and enjoy eerytliing on the ground"
The Big Shows are fast being put in shape for the pubne and the manage
ment promises El Fasoans a week of tirst. ilassenterta.nment, following th
lug opening next Saturday
Boys and Girls, be at The Herald office at one oclock Saturday afternoon
to get your tickets The Herald has bongK them for you and wants you tj
ub them. There are plenty for 3II
the rest or the country wal
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(sea.- y Kionano tmerta,
Mexico's Nor Rider
that the cabinet will x include de
page 5.)
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