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Friday Evening,
February 28, 191314 Pages
Leased Wire
Unsettled Tonight and Saturday
Fi I A
EBB Wm i Mm BBI a ffH sK
He Agrees to Regulate the
Convicts Beforethe Legis
lature Says So.
T-HOBNEX, Ariz.. Feb. 28. Interest-
J as to what effect governor Hunt s
message to the legislature, that the
wishes of the people of Florences, he
respected and convicts so longer be
permitted in that town, ufcieer guard or
otherwise, wfll have on the report of
the senate and house committees that
investigated the management of the
state penitentiary is at feve"heat.
When the letter was delivered. Thurs
day afternoon, the two MUMitteee had
practically agreed upon a report.
management of the penitentiary was to
be censured some,wht, . It was to be
recommended that convicts be required
to wear prison garb outside the peni
tentiarv walls, in order that citizens
might be able to recognize them; also
that greater care be exercised in per-'
mitting prisoners outside the walls to
witness baseball games, and that more
guards be used.
Now the governor says that there
are to be no more convicts Inside the
town of Florence, and he censures the
Florence people for not complaining to
him or to warden Sims before taking
their troubleato the legislature. Some
of the house members want to go right
ahead, the same as though the governor
had never issued his statement. Some
of the senators want to tone down the
report considerably
The gwernor says, in port:
Dees et Chance. Belief.
"No fact was adduced at the hearing
that would justify- me i yielding any
thing of my belief that ho wrong has
been committed, no harm wrought and
no injurv done to any man. woman or
child, but I feel that if the people of
Florence have fears which the manage
ment of the prison or I can quell, it is
a .plain duty to quell these fears.
"It is but fair to state that until the
preferring of the charges upon which
a hearing was held by the legislative
committee, neither the superintendent
of the prison nor .myself Bad knowledge
of the Tiews held by the people of
Florence, as expressed in their petition
for an investigation, nor was it sap
posed that objection 'was made to in
mates of the prison enduing the town,
since that practice had Been constant
ly encouraged by the citisens of Flor
ence. .
To "Raid Prisoners In Pen.
Despite the irregular and unneces-,t-
Kru at the notice received, I
,-,- nmru nf the notice received,
shall. In deference to the expressed
wishes of the citisens of J-fertoee, Issue
instructions to the MuaxlulMtni ! or.
the prison that no tamsies of tt In
stitution shall hereafter Be permitted
to go to Florence, either on business or
pleasure This will cause some incon
venience" to the management of the
prison and deprive the members of the
prison orchestra of a source of tacome
which has heretofore been regarded as
entirely legitimate, but these eenudera
tions are of little .moment or weight
under the -eiretimetaBees.
"As regards the purchase of supplies
for the prison, I feel that this is a
matter in which every.taxpay.er ot Ari
zona is concerned, with rights equal to
the merchants of Florence, and -the .polr
icy of purchasing where supplies can
be secured the cheapest will "prevail In
the futureas in the past" ,
Will Net Wear Stripes.
Wearing the prison garb does net
mean that the convicts will appear n
stripes, for the uniform of the prison
is gray mohair doth.
At the time that the governor sent
In his- letter the leJsls itlve report was
practically finished. Then theeemmit
teemen were precipitated once more
into a discussion.
Better feeling prevails between the
members of tbe eonniuw ""-" "Vr 1
vesUgation than before. The ?ntors
went into tne inTMuguii i-s -
representatives would be unfair toward
the administration, and the representa
tives' expected- the 'senators would en
deavor to shield the -governor as much
as possible. , Each side soon jfaraed.
however that the other was disposed
to be lair, mere were w "",.
merits, but none of them were serious..
Bis BoHd Issue Proposed."
In all probability a bin providing for
the submission to mc peipe -y-
IIIC Niw , j.-m.HH.io- tlu
stitutionai aacnuuituv x: ..- -state
to issue bonds will be inroduced
in the senate today.
A number of senators have been con
ferring in regard to this matter since
attorney general George Purdy Bollard
sent to the legislature an opinion that
the constitution expressly prohibit tne
issuance of any bonds by the state of
Arizona, except to the extent of S350.
009 to cover current indebtedness. A
constitutional amendment has been pre
pared and it is understood that senator
A. A Worsley has been chosen to in
troduce the bllL
The amendment is demanded y good
roads enthusiasts,, by those who wast
to see an auaiuon dhur to " St"
and by the supporters of C B. Wood's -
bill for the creation of a state recla
mation deaprtment. That Mil provide?
the Issuance oc fx&.wv.vue worm ui
bonds. The proceeds of their sale will
be loaned to thet promoters of irriga
tion projects that meet the approval of
the state department.
Public Lnndu Measure.
Several meetings have been heldV re
ctntly between the members of the
iate land commission , and tbe public
lands committee of the senate. The
terms of a general land bill whiab will
lay down a definite land policy for the
state are now Being discussed.
All the land bills introduced and re
ferred to the committee are being con
sidered. Something will be- taken
from each one for inclusion in the g-m-
. eral bill, which win probably Jay down
-ontlrriued on page .)
r-piQkiGTH is the test nigat of the "red light reservation," according to reports
I fin circulation. By Saturday, tie report has it, every habitue of the zt
, stricted district must have moved oat it, or stand" the consequences of a
iwosectkm. Alleged owners of property ia the restricted district, who itfis alleged
have; been renting it for immoral purposes, beginning Saturday will refuse to rent
it for sack purposes.
rbe reports of the removal of the restricted district attribute it to the inves-
tiitiens- that it is reported tie present grand jury has been making in that direc-
tkn. Reports say that the inhabitants were gives notice some time ago to move,
d that all have made preparations to do this when tbe tinje is up, Saturday.
yj Nothing is stated as to whether or not another district, has been selected, the
report only stating that the present dktrict arast be effectually closed down after
March "
House Committee Report
Cuts Down El Paso Dis
trict Smaller Than Now.
UST.IN. Texas, Feb. 23. The-house
committee on. caRgreflSlonal dis
tricts last evening reached an
agreement on a congressional redis
trletlng bill, and the Bl -Paso district
is the same as wired Wednesday to
The Herald as outlined by representa
tive jDugene Harris, "with the exception
that Edwards county is placed in the
Garner district and four small coun
ties. Yoakum. Garaa, Terry and i.ynn.
were taken out of the Bl Paso district
and placed In the 48th, or Panhandle
I district. This leaves the following
agreed to by the house committee:
El Paso. Culberson, Jeff Davis, Pre
sidio. Brewster, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell,
LValverde, Sutton, Crockett, Crane,
"Ward. Loving, Winkler, tsctor. upion,
Keagan, Glasscock. Midland, Andrews.
Martin. Howard, Mitchell, Sterling.
Coke, Irion. Schleicher, Kimball. Me
nard, -Tom Green, Concho, Runnels, No
lan. Gaines, Dawson. .Berden and Scur
ry counties.
The district is thus made smaller than
at pseeent and remains one that con
gressman Smith should have no trou
ble controling. Representative Harris
hae made a hard fight XOr the district
to get it into its present shape.
Business is being rushed through the
legislature at an alarming speed, for
fear of an early adjournment, and both
branches are working over time with
the result that important legisaltion
may be railroaded through or killed
without due consideration.
Senate Reports Mines School Bill.
Tbe senate committee on mining and
irrigation has reported favorably the
Hudepeth senate bill providing for the
establishment of a school of mines at
El Paso- The bill on the subject by
representatives Burges and Harris has
already received a favorable report by
the house committee. Senator Hud
speth feels confident of the final
enactment of this measure.
Land Measure, Vetoed.
The governor nas dlsapprovedthe bill
passed by both branches, which meas
ure was intended to give relief to actual
settlers on school land who have failed
tovpay tbe Interest, and their land was
forfeited for non-payment of interest.
The bfll sought to permit such actual
settlers to buv in the land whenlit v.as
forfeited, provided such forfeiture i.as
caused by aon-wEyment of interest ac
cruirg prior to January i, 1913. After
carefully reading the -bill the governor
finds that it would benefit land specu-
xinoe taat it wuani wsm
latew wort tiaRja. a
Hll t Us present sWPt
n iwr" sewers.
mon, mn am imi
as has Riven
the -senate a cbanee to recall the meas
ure before the veto is actually tiled-
Married "Women's ran.
Attar debating for practically twe i
days on the suoject. the senate last
evening finally passed to a third reading-
the bouse bill giving married
women the separate control of their
property. An effort was made to pans
the bill finally tfnder a suspension of
the rules, but this failed by one vote.
When the bill is again called up it will
.pass, and- then- be sent back to the
house for concun-emce in the senate
amendments. The,- most-- important
amendment adopted in the senate is one
rhich prevents" the wife from dispos
w nf nvsiu" mnrtcrae-es. bonds, and
Lotqer securities without the consent of
her hueeano. a. aenous ueieci m mc
bill -as It now stands is that it makes
the separate earnings and Income of the
wife liable for the debts of the hus
band. To Charter Ball Clulis.
A bill was introduced in the house
permitting the incorporation of base
ball clubs. This- measure is designed
to meet the ruling of the attorney gen
eral that baseball clubs cannot be char
tered under the present law.
Katy Consolidation Bill.
The entire morning session of the
bouse was consumed this morning in
the consideration of the passage of the
Katy consolidation bill over the gov
ernor's veto. Representative Lewetting,
who began speaking Thursday after
noon in favor of sustaining the veto,
resumed' this morning. He contended
thKt the consolidation was unconstitu
tional and that the lines sought to be
consolidated were parallel and com
peting. He was succeeded by repre
sentative Hill, who spoke for the pas
sage -of the bill over the veto. There
are eight speeches yet to be made and
a vote is not expected today.
Anti-Stream Pollution.
The senate has under consideration
today the McNealUB" anti-stream pollu
tion bilL Senator Lattimore, of Tar
rant county, made a speech against the
measure, claiming that its provisions
are unconstitutional.
To Sell Public Land.
Senator Hudspeth today introduced
a bill in the senate providing for the
sale of all public free school land with
the reservation of the mineral rights
and without condition of actual set
tlement or residence, snoua tnis diu
"pass it will throw several million acres
nt rlinal buid on the market.
Bee Regulating Weights.
Senator Townsend has introduced a
Di"- in the senate to establish stand
ards of weights and measures in Texas.
to create the office of commissioner of
weights and measures, and to provide
I or me appointment ot sucn commis
sioner and his deputy and assistants.
The bill also prescribes their power and
duties, and provides for the appointment
of city sealers by certain cities in the
state. Senator Townsend said there is
now no such law in Texas, and one Is
sadly needed. He will make a strong
effort to obtain the passage of this
To Honor Flag Maker.
The governor has transmitted to the
'legislature a
special message urging
(Continued on page 6).
Collapsing Roof of Dewey
Hotel, at Omaha, "Kills
Guests on Window Sills.
MAHA, NBB., Feb. 28. Fire, be
lieved to have been caused by a
gas explosion, cost IS or more
lives here today. The Dewey hotel,- a
second class hostelry at Thirteenth and
Farnam streets, was destroyed by
flames whffch swept the three" story
building with a speed that precluded
attempts at rescue.
Some of the guests had time to
reach the stairway but others were
caught by the collapsing roof of the
Several of the victims jumped or fell
from windows and met either instant
death or mortal injury.
Only 25 Out of 60 Accounted For.
Accounts of the number of persons
in the building differed to such an ex
tent that accurate estimates of the
death list was impossible today. The
register of the hotel burned, but some
of the hotel employes said that many
of the lodgers were not registered.
At noon only about 25 out of 0 per
sons estimated to have been in the
building had been accounted for defi
nitely, but It was known that a score
or more of those who had escaped
left the neighborhood without reveal
ing their identity.
Cold .da to Suffering.
Zero weather hampered the firemen
and added to the suffering of the in
jured. Several business firms had quarters
in the building and their losses, added
to those of the hotel owners, brought
the financial damage to about !,-
One man. Charles Cummlngs. a bar
tender; who had a room on the Far
nam street side of the hotel dpened
a window and plunged from the third
story to the sidewalk. He struck head
first on the concrete walk and was
"Woman Tries to Save Sinter.
Mrs. C E. Wilkips, who with her
'sister had a room on the second floor,
facing the alley In the rear, dragged
her sister. Miss Alice Bonnevie, to
the window. There Miss Bonnevie col
lapsed and Mrs. Wilkins was forced to
jump for her own life. Two police
men broke her fall but she was badly
injured. Her sister's body is in the,
Jesse D. Nold, night clerk, was the
last living person to leave the build.
He opened the door of his office, la
ua ---- -fiaAr itfluii he heard an
-BjJiaoalqu--,gBdJ-wag drfcKen hack ivtth,
a purr or smtse ana .utuue. am : i
-tomnfed to ronse -few tae-s-n
t floor But was forced to go to the street
almost overcome to save nis own me.
Watchman Discovers Fire.
A block watenman, who had entered
the office -of-the Adams Express com
pany, which is located in the hotel
building, to report, discovered the fire
and turned' in a still alarm by tele
phone. He rushed out and- found the
oiothinir store of Ranhael-Pred com-
pany in flames and turnea in a seevnu
- -- : . - - . ,
and third alarm by teVephone. which
brought out the entire downtown fire
fighting force.
Roof of Bulldinc Collnpsca.
When the firemen reached the scene
the building was a mass of flames and
firemen saw a number of persons at
windows in the two upper stories. Be
fore ladders could be raised, however,
tHc roof besran to cave In on the un
fortunates and not a single person was J
rescueu uj me iuucm.
Paper Carrier a Hero.
Izzie Steiss, a paper carrier, was one
of the heroes of the fire. He was pre
paring to start with his morning route
and was one of he firat at the fire.
Even before the firemen arrived heJ
,cAl IntA th fonHdinc And hfUl as-
sisting the night clerk to arouse those
asleep in the building. He helped drag
several half dazed persons from the
building and then, half suffocated, went
to a nearby drugstore where a night
clerk administered a stimulant. Steiss
stepped outside and collapsed, entirely
overcome from the effects of the
smoke. He "was carried to an ambu
lance' and removed to the emergency
hospital, and later revived.
Jesse Nold, who represents the man
agement of the hotel, probably saved
the lives of over a score of people. He
"was awakened by the cry of fire, and,
half dressed, hurried through the smoke
filled hallways arousing the guests. He
succeeded in getting a number of per
sons out of the burning building, all
of them half clad. They were taken to
nearby places of refuge for the time.
Bitter cold made conditions almost
unbearable The firemen had hardly
started streams on the burning hotel
until frozen pipe Does began to burst.
They caused an impediment to the ef
forts of the firemen and reduced, for a
time, the efIicieneyVf the fire fighting
Remarkable EHcapes.
Mark Hemingway, who lives at Kw
ing. Neb., was a guest at the hotel. He
tells a remarkable story of escape. Be
ing aroused by the cry of fire, he rushed
down stairs to the second floor, to find
that part of the building in flames. He
could find no avenue of escape and
groped his way back to his room above.
Here he collapsed for a moment, but
regaining his consciousness, jammed, his
fist through the window of his room,
and, climbing to a window ledge, was
Rescued by firemen on a ladder. He
had several bad cuts from the broken
glass, but was otherwise uninjured.
"Walls Menace Rescuers.
It is not probable that firemen work
ing on the smoking ruins will be able
to rescue bodies burled beneath the
debric before tonight or tomorrow. The
entire interior of the building was
precipitated into the basement, carry
ing with it the bodies of those who
did not escape from the burning struc-
If50nt,?nlside wHs ot the build
ing were all that was left asd It ap
Pf'T!d PWe that these wSuld ha?e
Int-r fh? o the. rescuer could
enter the interior until the danger from
these standing walls had been removed:
The Death List,
are- 6 noWn to "T lnat their lives
ft.mn1?,111!"8 a bartender, who
wasPcriushed1taotdeath"t0ry W,ndW' "
Prop,r1-etoCew5e0,,n,Vle- si8ter of the
h..ViH?nown mn', dragged from the
hotalC,U8- h bo"- nnd'
i,jidi,)l0in.0 tiH " unknown
debris are .buried m the
Several Seriously Injured.
Several persons wre injured none
daiweroualy. among them being Mrs.
Ci t nlci1IU5- fie of the proprietor
or the hotel, whose "?r perished
Cm commissioner Wlthnell in charge
of building matters, this itu rnoon put
a forct of men at wmk truing down
the standing walls of tin. hot-st
His Adherents Reported to
Have Driven Federals Out
of Cananea.
OGALiES. ARIZ Feb. 2S. The
special train which was wrecked
yesterday at Magdalena. ar
rived at Nogales at 11 oclock laaf night.
Ex-governor Jose Maria Maytorena of
Sonora had occupied superintendent
Temple's ear which made up the train
but on arrival at Nogales no one was
on board.
Maytorena is said to have left the
train at Lomas Junction, about four
kilometers south from Xogales. The
train crew states that Maytorena. near
ly died from fright when the train left
the track and was dragged about SO
yards over the ties, but. after having
regained his courage and abilities to
run, bolted from the car and disap
peared up the hillside into the brush.
He finally came back and rode as far
as Lomas, after he wreck had been re
paired. Trouble nt Cananea.
A long distance telephone message
from Cananea this morning states that
an armed mob is running the streets
crying "Viva Madero" and threatening
to aftack the 3K federal soldiers in
The federals left town this morning
and are entrenching themselves in the
hills around Cananea. Cananea people
are expecting Maytorena there today on
tne train irom rogaies out it is impos
sible to ascertain if" May t arena we'nt to
Cananea from Lomas,
Both Mexican and United States offi
cials are trying to locate Maytorena in
Nogales but have been unsuccessful so
The regular passenger train from
Mexico arrived" i 2:8D this morning
with but a few passengers and refugees
on board.
Cananea Threatened.
Tucson, Arte, Jfeb. 2& Four hun
dred Maderistas in the American min
ing town of Cananea this morning
called at the city ball and demanded
arms from tbe federal commander, who
declares that he Is unable to defend
the town. No conflict has occurred yet.
The Mexican miners of the various
camps always have been strong sup
porters of the Madero government. The
rebel invasion of Sonora some months
ago failed utterly owing to the strong
Maaero sympatny in tne state.
Call To Arms.
Douglas. ArlsL, Feb. 28". "To
loyal Mexicans. Show your patriotism
and let vour powder roar." QT the an.
peal oa hand WHs- 'entitled' "The War
The document ik signed-. The en-
x, avwoot lutuaupa . tH roe-
ym- r-aoeiijK--ariueted -in
in side or toe
Deserters from federal ranks are en
camped at Cenesas springs, southeast of
Agua Prleta- Communication has' been
restored below Douglas.
i.. .. . . .--
priBgtime Approach is tinned by a
Drop in Temperature and Alno
In Snow and Rain.
The shoulders of old Mt. -Franklin
were sprinkled with" the snow stuff Fri
day morning. The Mexican mountains
had a quantity of the
same TCwo Orphans
f90tSotrt W
scenery on their
sides, and '"Old
Baldy," the knob of
the mountains
across the river,
was shining in the
morning sun with
its liberty cap of
The snow followed
the rainstorm on the
weather vaudeville
bill of Thursday and
Thursday night. IT
rained to beat a bob
tailed flush Thurs
day night, with a
ftwwin ta
1 6tW to CaT ,
Vww-T4(r t?
musical accompaniment of "whistling
cold wind. A number of efforts had
been made by the weather man Thurs
day to pull a rain, but the efforts were
no more successful than an automatic
lawn sprinkler. The wind blew bard
almost all day and
had a bite In its
teeth that made
overcoats desirable
acquaintances; If
the ground had been
dry, it would have
been a bad sand
storm. It was not much
of a rainstorm, sci
entifically speak
ing. The rain gages
in the weather of
fice recorded ex
actly .OS of an inch,
which Is nothing to
speak of for rain
fall. Promise of
fair weather is
given for Saturday, with snow flurries
to the north of Bl Paso. This unusual
for El Paso weather is the result of
unsettled conditions in tbe southwest,
the weather office says.
Winter is dying hard, as demonstrated
by this last, vicious ' gasp, the day be
fore the first day of the spring period,
which 'begins with the first of March,
Makes Xo Recommendation on the In
vestigations Hl.i Committee Made
1 On Mexican Border.
Washington. D. G, Feb. 28. Senator
William Alden Smith, of Michigan,
chairman of the senate special com
mittee appointed to investigate alleged
activity of Americans in aiding Mexi
can revolutionists since 1989, has pre
sented; to the senate a huge volume of
testimony taken by the committee
along the border last fall. Most of the
testimony has already been made pub
lic. The volume presented to the senate
contains no statement or conclusion
or summary, of the evidence by the
committee Many witnesses expressed
the belief that large American Inter
ests centering in the financial circles
of New York, had aided the Madero
Kdward c. Houghton, manager of a
lug ranching and mining company In
Chihuahua told the committee that
Salazar, one of the rebel leaders in
the rebellion of last sear, had told him
that "the American governmnt had
aligned Itself with Madero to fight the
liberal cause and consequently there
would be no more guarantees to Amer
icana '
enatoi Smith asked the senate to
"'itii'UP the work of hi committee
J until next Ui a mbir.
jWL TO "Tr. (
fes V. Topn J
Senate Appropriates $72,000
to- Pay Damages From
Mexican Bullets.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 28.
The passage by the senate last
night of the sundry civil bill,
in which was included an appropriation
of " $73,000 to pay claims of .American
citizens Injured by Mexican bullets at
EI Paso and Doug:cs, practically as
sures that all tbe American claimants
will get their money as recommended
by the Kernan commission soon after
congress adjourns.
Senator Smith, of Arizona, who intro
duced the original bill, today was con
fident that the conferees on the sundry
civil bill will leave the appropriation
in the measure when it is reported back
to the house and senate for final pass-
The bouse
baa already passed the
"Would Qsery Taft on Mexico.
Senator Poindexter today failed to
have the senate call upon president
Taft for la statement of what measures
had been taken for the protection of
Americans in Mexico. Senator Poin
dexter asked for s. consideration of
such a resolution but senator Cullom,
of the foreign relations.' committee, in
sisted that the resolution take the reg
ular course of being referred to his
committee. Senator Pofndexter pro
tested that this meant tbe death of the
resolution. The senate voted, to fol
low the course suggested by senator
Cullom. Senator Poindexter gave no
tice that he would address the senate
on the resolution tomorrow. -Taft
Vetoes Liquor BilL
President Taft.- in a special message
to congress, today vetoed the Webb bill,
to prohibit shipments of intoxicating
! liquors into "dry" states. f.
Restore Big Anvy Program.
All the principal items stricken from
the naval bill, Including the two battle
ships provision! were restored by tbe
senate naval committee today, with
senator Tillman the onlf opponent. Tbe
bill will be called in the senate tonight-
Agricultural Bill Passed.
The senate has also passed the agri
cultural' appropriation bill, carrying
S18,9,0C. and appropriated ?1,S,000
for a government exhibit at the San
Francisco exposition.
The senate has endorsed the "uro vis
ion adopted by the house probtbttlsg the
use of any of the $300,000 appropriated
for the enforcement of the anti-truer
law to prosecute labor unions or farra
ersT Qffgantaatioiia.
This senate passed A- reeetafteB oa-hur-eti
the- erratmx3LLhimtmrmry for
pall correspondence relating to the
treasury order .no. t, requiring cwonaa
receipts to oe aeposiieq in national
Senator Sheppard introduced a Mrl te
forbid a change in the sise of the pres
ent paper money.
Geeernl Deficiency Bill Passes.
The general deficiency bill, carrying
,$24,C58,245, passed the heuae,' with
practically no opposition. The measure
supplies deficiencies in all of the vari
ous appropriations for previous years,
including $15,100,000 for pensions. An
item of $19,977 is carried to previde
for the commerce court for the remain
der of the prent fiscal year.
The house agreed to the senate
amendments to the diplomatic and con
sular "appropriation bill, carryluK ap
proximately $1,000,000.
Conferences were asked on the rivers
and harbors. Indian, and public build
ings appropriations bills.
-General1' Rosalie Jones and Her
Hlkcrtt tc Given Enthusiastic Re
ception fter 250 Jllle Tramp.
- Washington.- D. C. Feb. 28. -"General"
Rosalie Jones and her suffrage
"army" marched triumphantly Into the
capital shortly before noon today,
through the capitol grounds and down
Pennsylvania avenue, with an escort
of local enthusiasts and citizens which
fairly choked the streets and delayed
traffic. It was one of the most re
markable street demonstrations ever
teen here. , ,.
A presidential Inauguration could
hardly have presented a more enthusi
astic spectacle than Pennsylvania ave
nue from the c&pUol to the treasury
building after th plucky disheveled
band of suffrage pilgrims swung wear
ily around the Peace monument for the
final stage of their 25 mile march for
the cause of equal franchise.
Incoming presidents have sot re
ceived more clamorous applause than
did the companv of brown clad womev
1 huddled In a HUle group, iorcea ;
fight thelrwa- througn veni
of shouting humanity for more than a
, .. i.Ai- .ltftn-hikew
Police were oowerless to restrain tne l
1 crowds Which overflowed .from l
sidewalks and cnoaea tne "" "-;. i,
oughfare from the-caoiioi iu ,
frige headquarters. So dense was the
mob of cheering men and women that
the march up PnyITania,,avnMeJfc;
solved Itself Into a struggle to make
PrThee'suffraget?. championed by rep
resentative Taylor, of f.JfllZ
tually won the rUjht of n n'Btehr:
rupted procession March 3. when the
house committee on the "TL i
Columbia today "vu?
Mil barring streets " oSocVSrt
avenue between 3 and ociock next
Monday afternoon.
Phoenix. A".. "- - -u-riian fill
cials sajrprospecte &, Me5-Ed bV
buster today in "2 irk. of Mon
Gov. Hunt from Jjn S g B'ack or Mon
ra rooof wl Kand equippeS
SSj5tHrt t1onery
ofBtheCkdlsTrict stoMrose said
r..X. rvh as. A mass meet-
. , 17ah K rLKL?
Haiana. -ui-. '--; , K ,,-., r
lng in protest ". ."Ye oresident
us z ,,.. th lute n resident '
'elficojoTelnVsuarez and Gus-
JEv4nade Marte. the once famous
the Campo ae - . . . .-.,
tavo Madero. w--- Y-
P ? J.'- ir, thrmeeifnV
rgrnenVrTwd"nrched to the palace
the state department and other
government buildings -Routing; -Down
with Huerta.-'n?,je Mexico, and
occasionally, "Long live Castro.
Tne Cubans are planning to welcome
fie widow and sister of Madero, who
are expected here on the gunboat Cuba
from Veracruz, .
Quarters in a hotel have been pre
pared for the women; three automo
hiles haw '."en engaged at the expense
1if the cit. and all courtesies will be
extend, d to the refugees.
Battle Is Expected in the City Momentarily Between State
Troops and Those of National Government Mexico
City Cut Off Today by All Train Serviced TJ. S.
in Any Direction Zapata Comes Under Cover.
EXICO CITY, MJ3X.. Feb. 28.
An important battle between
the rebel governor of Aguas-
calientea, Alberto Fuentes T and the
federal troops under Gen. Hidalgo was
expected today. The state capital is
surrounded by government troops, who
last night began a siege. Governor
Fuentes 'D Is entrenched in the gov
ernment palatee in the center of the
city, the building being guarded by a
force'of state troops much inferior in
number and armament to the force
commanded by Gen. Hidalgo. Fighting
like that which occurred ia Mexico" City
seems inevitable.
Isolation Is Complete.
The Isolation of Mexico City from
the United States by rail was complete
today. Train service south of Agaas
calientes on the Mexican Central Is at
a halt, owing to the occupation of
that city by rebels, while a similar
condition at Saltillo In Coahuila pre
vents railroad operations to- the north
over the National lines. The roads to
Tamplco are also interrupted, making
a detour by way of that port from
the United States to this city impos
sible. Zapata toSupport HHerta.
Ramos Martinez, who for several
months conducted semi-official nego
tiations between Madero and Zapata
for peace, declared today that Zapata
would support the government.
The department of finance has oryi
dered the reopening of the port of en
try at Matamoras. The port was
closed when rebels took possession of
the city. Customs officials deposed by
the rebels will be reinstated.
Felix Dla Is a Candidate.
Felix THaz today formally accepted
the candidacy for the presidency of
Mexico offered him by a committee
representing a party organized for that
Thebody of former president Ma
dero was taken today to his old home
at San Pedro de Los Pinos for inter
ment in the cemetery there.
InveHtigatlag Modero'a KHIlnc
That the investigation now being
conducted to determine the responsibil
ity for the death of Madero and Plao
Suarez re tending to support the of
ficial statement relative .to an at
tacking party is indicated by tbe arrest
of Jose Zamarcona and five others al
leged to have been members of- the
party who attempted to rescue the for
mer president and vice preaMent.
These men are of no pnbUe promi
nence. Zamarcona isTElaseed as their
leader As yet no statement fca been
-given out as to the result of the In
vestigations. Megotiatians wita tne-jepreaeniaaves
of rebels, enneciallv See Us Mini nn.
continue, with vsryteg aaeewsN Tate
latest commiaefojr to confer
1 gOTernaoemt rejrtmnnK t
I. FezentJTRsnevevb TteV
aamr and Felipe Neri. all of wnom nave
gained unenviable reputations far the
thoroughness of their vicious warfare.
Rebel Make Strong Demands.
Among the conditions set forth is
one which has been insisted from time
to ttmei by all Zapatistas, including
Kmiliand. Zapata himself, that all the
federal troops be retired from the state i
of Morelos and that tne garrisons oe
composed of an army composed of ex
rebete. President Huerta has refused
to grant this demand, but this has not
resulted in breaking oflf negotiations.
Meanwhile men under these leaders
have occupied Ayoteingo and Chalco,
near the edge of the federal district,
and Juchttepec, a short distance to the
Fearing that they will levy foreed
loans and restock their commissary de
partment from the various towns, the
government has sent them money suf
ficient to maintain them during tbe
period of the negotiations.
MayBe Hard Fighting.
If the negotiations with the Zapa
tistas do not result in the surrender
the government must begin a cam
paign with conditions reversed the
rebels in possession of a majority of
the towns. Taking advantage of the
withdrawal of the troops which were
brought to the capital to, assist in the
battle here, the Zapatistas found no
difficulty in occupying towns at will.
In all the exchanges between the gov
ernment and, Zapatistas representatives
of them or ettifs have acted for the
rebels. I
Zapata .himself has not indicated his
intentions, but the government is hope
ful that he will send representatives
to 'the capital at an early "date.
To Respect State- Rights.
Discussing the hopes and aims -of the
government, the minister of the inter
ior. Garcia Granados, said:
"The government desires all reason
able elements of the rebels to cooper
ate with it and to this end will re
spect the state rights, taking no part
(n internal affairs and imposing no
governors. By this means the govern
ment believes that the tension "Will be
speedily reduced. But, if unfortunate
ly there should arise in some states
elements of discord, the government
will use its best efforts for the es-
tablishment of peace."
Aubert UoeM Into Coahuila.
Gen. Trucy Aubert at Torreon, has
been Instructed to take command of
the column acting in cooperation -with
Gen Trevlno at Monterey in the -cam-
ASHINGTdX, D. C, Feb. 28. CeasBring president Taft and congress
for "dilatory taciks," representative Geezge Carry, of Mew Mexico, last
stent declared. at a baaouet of United Qn;.,i, .-. .u ...
"withim 90 days after tMe lseeaias of the WHsoa administration yon will see the
American flag planted on Mexican soil asd 90 days after it planfinr sot a shot
will be fired. The time has come when patience ceases to he a virtue. If we con
tinue to show the wkite feather as we are doisg aow, we will in the end be forced
into a real war with Mexico.
v BtfiV-e th0"8aDd soldiers today bonld invade Mexico, capture
the City of Mexico, and teU the greasers that otrr fla had come to stay until thev
We"Ll2 f JJjT fr AB?ncan " 3nessly lost and American property
needlessly destroyed, amounting te hundreds of millions of dollars. '
The minute we show a firm hand, Mexico will he willing v tn
-w r .-:r ii 1.1 u ... .
x-- - W e
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r, CID ., U Mesa. N. fvi., Feb. 7, 1913.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
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have heard from k as far east as IadRaapalis. Many thanks.
La Mesa Realty Co.
. palgn against the rebels in the state
of coanatta. xne situation m tnat
state, according to information re
ceived at the National palace has not
improved. Sx-governor Carranza still
is defying the Huerta government.
Two notable figures are prisoners In
the south Antonio Hidalgo, former
governor of Tiaxcala, and Ambroisio
Figuaro, commander of the rurales.
who just prior to the fall of Mader.j
went into the state of Guerrero to en
deavor to reconcile the rebels. It is
officially said that Hidalgo will come
here in answer to a summons issued
by president. Huerta, but anothe
story Is that he will be tried without
being brought to the capital, under a
suspension of the guaranties, which
woiild mean hie execution.
Figuaro is in jail at Iguala, the state
of Gurrero. A commission from More
los, where he played a most important
role during the Madero revolution, has
appealed to Huerta for bis release, but
the best concession which they could
obtain was a promise that his life
would be respected.
Jfew Yeruerax Governor.
Perez Rivera, governor of Veracruz,
has been summoned to the capital.
Huerta has agreed to the request of
the commission from that state for
the substitution of Rivera by CoZ. Gau
dencia de la Llave. who has been
prominent in the south.
CoL de la LJave left the army a
month ago and has been operating in
Veracru and Oaxaca. With 70fl of his
louowere, vol. de la .LJave Has sur
rendered to the authorities of Oriza
ba, and is coaing to the capital to
place himself at the oVders of the war-;
Aabert Puts Sown Meeting.
An insurrection broke out in the
state of Coahuila, with the mutiny cf
the 38th corps of rurales. The affair
was quickly ended however, by Gen.
Aubert, who disarmed the mutineers.
The police of Torreon, headed by the
chief. Benjamin Jurado, attempted to
join the movement but they also were
subdued. All the leaders are under ar
rest. ,
Tneatan Governor Quit.
The situation ia Yucatan appears to
have been solved by the resignation
of the governor. Cameria Valles, and
the appointment of Arcadio Ecobar.
"Valles ia a brother of Sonora Pino
Suarez. The Yucatan colony in Mexico
City is raising funds for the benefit of
Senora Suarez and her five children
Contrary to popular belief, members of
the colony say that tne family Is ia
straightened circumstances.
Rid of Anseie AH Sight.
Gen Felipe Angeles, who was recent
ly placed under arrest for his loyaltj to
Madero, has been released and named
military attache to the Mexican lega
tion in Belgium: -
v "" jiwoMiH sag seen aD-
ted fWef wri isBIUu'i mm ma.irf-
uig- tne 3iaJ ouasriMs, Jtiwioo, Gna.
rero and part of Pnebla. A year ago
he occupied the same position under
Madero and was making headwa
against the rebels, 'when he was "-e-moved,
owing to differences with the
Railroad Situation Improves.
Railroad conditions throughout the
republic show some improvement
train got through from Juarez direct to
Mexico City yesterday, but the road was
destroyed near Jimenez after it passed.
Railroad officials declare the Laredo
route will be opened shortly.
American Ambassador Confirm Re
port That Brother of Late Mexi
can President Wj Killed.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 28- Official
announcement of the killing of BmUlo
Madero, brother of the former presi
dent of Mexico, reported several tunes
recently, was contained ha a dispatch
from ambassador Wilson who reported
Madero was shot while leading a rebel
force in the northern states. This
brings the death list, of Maderos in the
recent troubles up to hree.
No confirmation has been received
of tbe reported death of Raoul Madero,
another brother.
Conditions' in southern Mexico, am
bassador Wilson reports, seem rapidly
to be improving. The governor of Yu
catan. brotheriBlew to former vice pre
sident Suarez, is reported to have ad
vised the Huerta government of hi
submission, as have the governors of
Tabasco, Oaxaca and Campeche.
Reports from Consuls.
The consul at Nogales. reporting
Mederfet activities in eastern Sonora.
says a band of rebels is gathering to
oppose the Huerta government
The situation in the state of Sonora,
is grave. Bandits are overrunning'
portions of the state. Gov. Jose M.
Maytorena has abandoned the governor
shin of Sonora and his place has been
taken by Ignacia Pesquelra. The re
tiring; governor declined to support the
new regime in Mexico CRy and is or
ganising troops to sustain his posi
tion. It is reported here.
Reporting the burning of 15 bridgeg
on the Mexican Central railway, north
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