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ASSOCIATED PRESS Leased Wire W8ATIIBR FORECAST. Rain tonight or Friday; colder. ST EL PASO, TEXAS, Thursday Evening, March 20, 1913 16 Pages TWO SECTIONS TODAY E JrxjLOly IL SON QUITS IT OF STATE Acting Secretary Differs "With Administration on Policy Toward China. DIPLOMATIC POST FOE DR. ELLIOTT WASHINGTON, D. C March 20. Huntington Wilson, assistant and actine secretary of state, n is resigned that office and insisted n immediate acceptance or the resig nation because of his radical differ ' nee of opinion with the administra tion regarding its Chinese policies. Prpsident Wilson immediately accepted in- resignation Bryan Requested Delay. Mr. "Wilson, like all assistant secre taries of the various departments, ten dered his resignation as a matter of form to president Wilson directly on "'ie latter'r assumption of office. Mr. Wilson was requested to continue his Place until it should be convenient for '.he president to name his successor. and consented to do so to accommodate secretary Eran in his desire to make his visit to Lincoln, Neb., so this in volved the abandonment of reservation hich he had made on a steamship sail .ner for Europe last Tuesda. The issue of the statement from the white house defining the administra tion's ajttitude regarding the Chinese loan negotiations is believed to have been regarded by secretary Wilson suf 'i lent to justify him fa requesting to b relieved at once from duty. Objects to Acting as Spokesman. In a thousand word letter to presi-n- nt Wilson, the former acting secre iar of state set forth that when he consented to continue for a time with the new administration he did not un derstand there were to be any radical hanges of policy for which he would le called on to act as spokesman, I he letter continued in part. " It todaj becomes the duty of the a. ting secretary of state, in dispatch 'njr instructions to the representatives r.f this govt rnment abroad as the chan nel of communication with the repre "centative rf fnreifim e-ftvprnmentf t "Washington to be spokesman of the ! ri evident in regard to a new far east' em Dolicv -which is apparently deduct TIe from your statement fanied to the press Inasmuch as I find myself en tirely out of harmony with this radical nange of policy as I understand it, 3 trust that you will sympathize with the view that it was not appropriate that I should longer retain the respon 5.blit!es of the office which I have now relinquished Thinks It laHfCfiwary Haste. , "I had no reason to suppose that the officials on duty in the department of state would learn first frdm the news papers of a declaration of policy which I think shows on ita.Xaca the inado quacy of the consideration given to the facts and theories involved and the failure clearly to apprehend the motives leading to and the purposes of policy superseded. I had no reason to suppose that the fate of negotiations which had so long had the studious at tention of the foreign offices of six great powers would be abruptly deter mined -with such quite unnecessary haste and in so unusual a manner. These methods, against which I respect 1 uly protest, are the very extraordinary circumstances which I feel vitiate my understanding with Mr. Bryan and completely relieve me of any further obligation in the premises. Dr. Elliott far Ambassadorship. it the white house today it was said that the reported declaration of Chas. "W Elliott, president emeritus of Har- ard. that he would decline a diplomatic post if one were offered, might not de ter president Wilson from urging Dr. miiott to take under advisement the a.c eptance of a foreign post. The appointment to London was thought to be the most likely offer. if one -were made. It has been reported that Br. Elliott declined a similar offer jrom Mr. Taft. Mott for Minister to China. v John E. Mott, of Montclair, N. J., It ,t said, has declined an offer of ap pointment to be minister to China. Mr. Mott is a T. M. C. A. official who has leen identified -with the missionary movement, especially in the far east. Tt is said Mr. Mott has been asked r reconsider his declination. Conn! a era Inland Posnesxlons. The president today devoted part of 1 , dav to considering the citizenship of Porto Rico. 'leo B. Colton. governor of Porto T.,eo. called at the white house with t-t'-ptarv Garrison. It is understood at Gov. Colton has declined to con- r e in office after the expiration of 'ne four-year term to which be was ap pointed, which will be next December. Independence For Philippines. Capt- Louis J. Van Schaick, TT. S. A., v; ho is about to be retired on account of a wound received In a bolo fight, gave the president hte views on Philippine .ndi'pendemc declaring that after 12 sears of residence In the Philippines. Moth as a military man and as gov . rror of some of the islands, he favored Independence. The president declined an invitation to speak before the Associated Adver tising club of America at Baltimore next Monda- Senator Thomas, of Colorado, talked with the president about the tariff. Prof. J. Laurence Laughlin. of the university of Chicago, invited the pres ident to speak at the. meeting of the "Western Economic society at Chicago i,et May, but Mr. Wilson did not ac c ept Will Visit Congress Frequently. President Wilson will confer - fre qt'ently with members -of the senate and house in the president's room at tne capitol. during the extra session. The president intends to make him seir accessible as possible to members of congress in those days when tariff legislation will have reached itc-laost important development. The president will go to the capitol. it is saltf at the (Continued on Page Three.) ' U ARTMEIf Actual Average Daily Circulation Of The EI Paso Herald For February, 19,445 Three Times the Circulation of Any Other South western Newspaper WIDOW HEL , FOR Mil Attorney Declares Death of Admiral Eaton Was Caused From Poisoning. ACCUSED WOMAN . PLEADS NOT GUILTY 1 Tj t-AJi, Mass., March so. Mrs. I JJ EatOD' wldOW f rear admiral i Joseph G. Baton, was arrested ! " charged with the murder of her District attorney A. F Barker an nounced th arrest in the following statement: "Mrs. Katon is under arrest charged with the murder of her husband, rear admiral Joseph Giles Katon. "Admiral Katon did not die a natural death. This fact was communicated to me on March 16 by professor Whit ney, in a preliminary verbal report, and has been known to the officers work- I i . .1 - 41. TjC.,h ing on me case since tirai uino. wn was due to arsenical poisonu.gr. Pecu liar features which aie involved have Di-evented them from being made pub lic. Attempts are being made to ascer tain where the poison was secured. Mrs. Eaton was arrested at her home this morning." llne.s.s at Inquest. Mrs. Eaton was a witness today at the secret inquest into ' her husband's death. She drove from her home in an automobile, accompanied by two offi cers. Mrs. Eaton was later arraigned be fore judge Pratt, who conducted the inquest into the admiral's death. She pleaded not guilty and was committed to jail without bond for a further hear ing March SS. Admiral Died on March C. Admiral Eaton died suddenly on the morning of March 6. He was 66 years , old, but according to his friends had been in good health. Two days later rthe body was buried at Dracut, his former home. There -were no turnerai services, and besides the undertakers, only the widow and her daughter, by another marriage, -witnessed the inter ment. There were no military honors. The rear admiral had seen 39 years service in the navy. He commanded the transport Resolute at Santiago, and re ceived a medal of honor for his share in that battle. He was born at Green ville, Ala and was twice married. Accused "Was Second "Wife. The present Mrs. Eaton was the ad miral's second wife and was formerly the wife of D. A. Ainsworth. once a clerk in the United States senate. Her father was George Harrison and the family home was at Alexandria, Va. She is 40 years old. The investigation is said to have de veloped that her marriage was not alto gether happy. Her explanation that her husband died from an attack ot indiges tion slni'imt aflaAc-eJwnsnoiWcal eram- esaj--r lner, ana Jltxer conrerring wim mc family physician, he delayed the prep aration of the body for burial until a post mortem had been made. Mrs. Ea ton has two daughters by her first marriage. Mrs. June Ainsworth Keyes, of Boston, and Dorothy Ainsworth, who lived with her. MERCURY DROPS ON LAST PAY OF WINTER Thermometer in Montana Registers Degrees Below Zero Cold "Wave Predicted for Texas Panhandle. Washington. D. C March 26. Two well defined storms, causing widespread precipitation, exist in the country to day, the weather bureau reporting one centered in the lake region and another over the plateau. In tha Test decided falls in tempera ture have occurred on this, the last day f the winter season, the thermometer at Havre. Mont, registering 22 de grees below zero. Zero temperatures , prevail generally in tne uaKoias, norm em Wyoming and western Minnesota. Cold -wave warnings have been issued for Kansas. Oklahoma, the Texas Pan handle, and the Mississippi and the Ohio valley states. Decidedly low temperatures in the At lantic states are predicted for tomor row. MORE COLD WEATHER FOR THE SOUTHWEST Denver, Colo., March 20. Snow and a high -wind, -with the temperature fall ing steadily since early th's morning, produced blizzard conditions here to day. Colder -weather is predicted for tonight. The cold is general over Colo rado. New Mexico, Uah and Arizona. Increased cold is the forecast for to night for Colorado, eastern New Mexi co, northwest Arizona and southeast Utah. WINDSTORM IX KANSAS BLOWS CARS PROM RAILS Topeka, Kan., March 20. A wind storm that swept over central Kansas did much damage, according to reports received here. At Alta Vista, 50 miles west of Topeka, a young girl was ser iously injured when her home was un roofed. Several buildings in the busi ness section of the town were wrecked. Snow, rain and hail fell over the storm swept district. Along the main line of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, west of here, depots were unroofed and cars blown from the track. FOURTEEN" TRAIXS RELEASED FROM BLOCKADE IX MONTANA KaUspell, Mont., March 20. A four days blockade -on the Great Northern railway which began Sunday was broken early today and the first rotary snow plow bucked through the drifts. Nine west bound trains, stalled in the mountains and five east bound trains held at Whitefish were released. FIREMAN ILL. Joe Houghton, a member of the cen tral fire company, is on the sick list. ROE "SKITTLEH REEMP LDY S. I Ml SUGGEST? Texas Senate Resents Ap peal of El Paso For Square DeaL" (, IS ALSO SOMEWHAT PEEVED AT PECOS AUSTIN, Tex., March 20. Follow ing the introduction and read ing of a resolution bv senator Carter condemning the El Paso Cham ber of Commerce. trie Pecos Com mercial club and all persons who dared assume a critical attitude to ward the senate's efforts toward gerrymandering congressman Smith's district in the proposed congres sional redisricting bill, senator Hud speth rose to a question of per sonal privilege in the senate yesterday afternoon and declared that the in- I fluences being brought to bear on him to change his position on the redis tricting bill were of a discreditable na ture and charged that his congress man, W. R. Smith, was misrepresenting him in El Paso. Nearly All Fixed Up. The redistrlcting bill is still In the hands of a committee. From a mem ber of the committee it was ascer tained that all districts Have bet-n agreed to by the conference committee with the exception of two or three -western and northern districts. Fol lowing is the text of senator Carter's resolution, which was referred to the committee on federal relations: "Whereas, There has appeared in the I puDiic press certain resolutions sup posed to be adopted by the EI Paso Chamber of Commerce, condemning the state senate, on the congressional redistrlcting bill, and , PacosMust Feci "Arvful." "Whereas, A certain so-called com mercial club located at Pecos, Texas, has by various letters .written to the members of the senate, challenged the honesty and integrity of the senate an-i some of its individual members there of, and "Whereas, Certain congressmen now holding federal jobs at Washington are using the telegraph -wires sending various messages to certain constit uents asking that they interfere with, the individual members of the con gressional redistrlcting committee un less they-the present congressmen, se cure districts that are suitable and convenient tothem; therefore. Resentdvlce of Public. "Be it resolved by the senate of the state of Texas, "First, that we resent any such ac tion as adopted by the HI Paso or any other chamber of comaaeree ot Texas in their attempt to renccc oat tnls. ate ncm menlbei "Second, we express our junboimoed confidence in each member of congres sional redistrlcting committee and stand ready to assist them in any waj that will further their work; Ilonettt. at Least. Wiird, that we do not appreciate nor approve the action of certain congress men in seeking to interfere or have their friends interfere with the redls tricting committee, which will result in blocking any legislation on this line; "Fourth, that we deplore and pro test against any further efforts on the part of any congressman to disturb and disrupt the congressional redis trlcting committee which will or might prevent the state from being redis trlcted, which, in our opinion, should be done. Here's the Humor of It. "Fifth, that we desire to (and believe the redisricting committee will), re district the state from the standpoint of the people and not to the Interest of any congressman." Inasmuch as the senate bill -would make the El Paso district over 70 miles long, the humor of the-last para graph of the above resolution does not have to be pointed out.. To Go to A. it M. College. Both branches of the legislature yes terday afternoon accepted the invita tion to take a jaunt over to the A. M. college, which invitation was ex tended on behalf of the authorities of the institution. The lawmakers will leave in a body on Friday night for the visit and will spend Saturday at the college. Court Reform Bill. The senate yesterday afternoon passed the house bill by Humphrey, which is a court reform bill and known as the instructed charge bill, compell ling exceptions to be taken before the charge is made. It also passed finally the original Allison house bill prohibiting the ship ment of intoxicating liquor into pro hibition territory, which provides that no liquor shall be shipped for any par pose, but permitting liquor to be car ried by a person for his own use in such prohibited territory. Initiative and Referendum. The house spent the entire after noon considering the proposed initia tive and referendum amendment to the constitution without having reached a vote. To Adjourn April L The regular session of the 35d legis lature will adiourn sine die on April 1. this having been decided today. -lvJ tne senate, wnen it concurred, .ny a vote of 20 to 11, in the house concur rent resolution providing for adjourn ment on that date. This leaves only ten days in which the legislature has to work and means the death of many important measures. Cannot Pass Appropriation Bill. This means that it will be impossible to pass the general appropriation bill at the present session and will force the governor to call an extra session. The house today, by an overwhelm ing VOte. defeated a rnnlnilmi that consideration be given at present to the general appropriation bill After debating the proposition all morning, the house finally killed th proposed amendment to the constitu iLon. Dov1dlnS 'or the submission of the initiative and referendum for its Injection into the constitution. The resolution received 84 votes for and S In order to prevail, the resolution should receive 95 votes. m?nr'H "'"Clcal Appropriation. iT " aaP a resolution call- K.X, "I Texas de,aton in congress iJe larKer appropriations for geo lo5t1 survey in the state The married women's proper tv rights free TfJ?"ed t0day and another tE? 2nrencf committee asked on obJecHo t0 met th soverno-'s lermItt?nJern?r ly the bill hall fir2Ko tJle ,forrnation of mutual pani'es Storm W"" com- The Anti-Club Bill. i every bona "deteocial club -?? m organization of tiiat chara' er in Texas, are doomed with the onLSfio the TnU-club r , JCh has nassed to enprossment or third reading in the senate This INTENEGIIOICUT Demand Is Made That Vio lent Conversions to Faith Cease at Once. BATTLESHIPS WILL SUPPORT ULTIMATUM nr ttIENNA, Austria, March 28. The Tq M Aliotnton rrnKAwnmAnt TivntmVif I V 7CI i-,Y. ""."-," .""V kilt; mmaii ciiudkiun iwaiz ku crisis today by making several peremp- tory demands on Montenegro. The Austrian minister at Cettlnje. the Montenegrin capital, was instructed to inform, the Montenegrin government that it must comply with the follow ing: The free exit from the fortress of Srutari of all non-combatants. Explanations of the death of a Ca tholic priest, who is said to have been slaughtered besause be opposed the vio lent conversions of prisoners. . Violent conversions must cease In stantly. Full satisfaction mhst be given for the violence shown by the Montene grins and Servians at San Giovanni Di Media on the Adriatic coast toward the crew of the Austrian merchant vessel Skodra. Three Austrian battleships and three smaller warships left Pola, the chief Austrian naval station yesterday for an unknown destination. It is sup posed they are to support today's de mands. SHIPPING PRIVILEGE DENIED AUSTRIANS Captaia ef Merchant Ship Says Ser vians "Tried to Compel Him to Aid Sen-tans. Budapest. Hungary, March 20. An official version of the Vicident in which the Austrian sleamer Skodra figured at San Goivanni di Medua, was given out here today. It Tbe Austrian OBoara want to Jtaa eMtmi m - --i ; --i- - co-Mr naiiiwm iVMTIm.b master -el the port forbade the landingl ml me cargo ana oraerea uapr. inaslcn iu assist in tne landing of Servian troops and was munitions from some Greek shins. Caot Blasieh rofnuui "In the meantime the Turkish cruiser Jiamiaien arrived and sank four of the Greek transports. The harbormaster after the departure of the Turkish oruiser called on Capt. Blasich to help rescue the drowning Servians. The cap tain of the Austrian vessel declined in view of the danger which would be attendant upon. such action. "The commandant of the town then threatened to open fire on the crew and a Montenegrin gendarme forced the Austrian steamer's engineer at the point of a revolver to open the .steam valves of the Skora. As soon as the gendarme left the ship Capt. Blasich steamed away from the port at full speed." KING OF GREECE TO TAKE OATH FRIDAY President WHion's Meaage of Condo lence Is First From Head of Xi tlonn Ilecelved In Athens. Athens, Greece, March 20. King Constantine will take the oath in the ' chamber of deputies tomorrow. The government announces that a special mausoleum is to be erected to contain the body of king George. The chamber of deputies will be sum moned to take the oath of fealty to tbe new king, after which the ministry will TAiwi Messages of condolences and sympa- I iny i or me royai lamiiy, tne ureeK I government and the Greek nation are pouring into the capital. The first message from the head of a nation re ceived by queen Olga came from presi dent Wilson. Premier Venizelos, after eulogizing king George for his great servivces in his long reign, asked the chamber of deputies to acclaim Constantine king, to which the deputies responded with cheers In his first message from the fortress of Janina to the Greek army, king Con stantine promised that he would ever concentrate all his efforts to his land and sea forces to which war had indis solubly bound him. BULGARIAN'S DRW IlKPORT ' OF VICTOKV FOR TURKS Sofia, Bulgaria. March 20. Bulgarian reports of the fighting at Tchatalja - ojomewhat different account than mat issVed at Constantinople. Accord ing to the Bulgarians, the Turks on Tuesday last essayed a forward move ment, but the attempt, which caused them a considerable loss, was a com plete failure. About five divisions of Infantry, ar tillery and cavalry, supported by war ships, were checked by Bulgarian de tachments who pushed forward. Two divisions of Turks were isolated, but escaped during the night. All is quiet at Adrianople. and Bulair. OXB ROUXD BOUT OX STREET: PARTICIPANTS ARE ARRESTED Two El Pasoans. giving the name of De Cross and Morris at the police sta tation. staged a little one round bout on San Francisco street Thursday af ternoon, for the entertainment of the cattlemen. Both were arrested by the plaza notice ana docketed on the charge of fighting. DAILY RIDDLES QUESTIONS. 1. Behed pari of a wheel and leave anger. 2. How does the wood cutter In vite the tree to fall? 3. What Irishman is the mopt feared? 4. Fill in the blanks in the fol lowing sentence with the same worl differently accented: If the farmer would he could fill his 5. Wh do the trees often change their places ' Answers win be found under their appropriate numbers scattered through the Classified Advertising pages mHfara r aft Mkterff V . C -M TUliB'!. T IT BENEFIT In Arizona, the Commission Says the Middleman Pock ets the Proceeds. NO CUT IN PRICE TO THE CONSUMER PHOENIX, Ariz, March 26. What is the legislature going to do about enacting a law that will enable the ultimate consumer to ob tain some benefit from reductions in freight rates? This question stands out prominently in the reply of the Arizona corporation commission to the resolution of in quiry introduced by senator C. B. Woo3 and adopted March 8. The questions asked in the resolu tion -were: What chance is there of the Phoenix Street Railway company being com pelled to give adequate service? What chance is tfiere that the Moun tain States Telephone company -will be forced to give proper service? Is the telephone, company to be per mitted to raise rates before it does ! give good service? Is there any law in Arizona permit ting the state to take over the prop erty of public service corporations by right of eminent domain? 4n reply to the firs two questions, the commission cites numerous orders issued to the railway and telephone companies, some of which have already been carried into effect and other of which are being carried out as fast as possible. The commission expresses every confidence that the comnani-s will soon give service that cannot be complained of. For a reply to the question con cerning tbe power of the state to take the property of public service corpora tions by right of eminent domain, the senate Is referred to the attorney gen eraL x Middleman Gets the Profit. These questions disposed of, the coo mission goes on to state that its work reducing Irelght rates is resulting greater profits t Om vnsMdleman. t In rtftcliM of ItMmm? HTing WBIBbw - TmBii - T tbe work of the commission, rates have beea lowered on potatoes, onions, coal, cattle and many other things. No in stances of retail prices being lowered as a result of the -redactions have come ' to the attention of the commission. The commission suggests that the senate consider legislation that will enable the ultimate consumer to re ceive some practical benefit from the commission's work. Mine Taxation. A bitter fight over the mine taxa tion question was foreshadowed In the senate yesterday when three widely varying bills on that subject were in troduced. No. 162 and No. 163 were introduced by C. B. Wood at the request of Charles R. Howe and P. J. Miller, of the tax commission. No. 162 embodies the recommendations made by Howe and Miller in their special report and provides a basis of assessing on net and grOES production, which they thiaic equitable. This would raise the valua tion of all mining property in the state to more than $108,000,000. No. 163 provides for the Finlay method, used in Michigan, of assessing mines on valuations fixed by an ex pert. One objection is that it will cost something like $50,008 a year to put it into effect. This bill was Introduced with a no tation that the commissioners recom mend its passage In case No. 162 failed to become a law. Sims introduced -No. 164, which pro vides that the valuation of a produc ing mine shall be 35 per cent of its gross production plus twice Its net production, and the physical value of its improvements. Patented nonpro- auclng mines shaii be assessed ior ! an" acre and their improvements. Un patented nonproduclng mines shall be assessed for their improvements alone. It is expected that the principal fight On Sims's bill will be the proposal that nonproduclng patented mines shall be assessed for only $160 an acre. JThe valuation proposed by Sims is exactly double that proposed by the committee of nflne owners. County Seat Measure. A bill to amend the present law gov erning changes of county seats, mak ing such changes easier, was submit ted by the code revision committee and numbered 160. This is a measure that Is widely desired in Cochise county, where there is a demand for the re moval of the county seat from Tomb stone. Both Douglas and Bisee want to be tbe new county seat. The finance committee made a favor able report on the C. B. Wood bill to impose a tax on private car lines. Final action was taken on Bradner's house bill to prohibit the coercion of employes to sign initiative and refer endum petitions. Not one vote was reg istered against it and it was sent back to tne house for transmission to the Tovernor. It looked for a few minutes as though the senate would take final action on Hughes's amendment to the miners' lien law. making it less objectionable to the mining interests of the state. An amendment was adopted, however, and it was agreed that the bill should take its regular coarse. Only Labor IIoIiIh as Claim. The amendment -was offered by Hechtman and provides that claims for material shall not constitute liens against a mining prdperty. As the bill now stands, only a labor claim shall constitute a lien against the property itself. It will be possible, under the pro visions of this law. for a mine owner -who leases his property to escape be ing responsible for even labor claims, by posting notices prominently. As the present law was approved by the people at the November election. tne bill to amend carries a provision that it must be submitted to the people before becoming effective. Without opposition senate bill No. 151, providing for the printing of the reports of state officials and boards for the next two years, was passed. School Payment. fir Paring. Davis's bill to permit school districts to pay for pavement and other improve ments on streets adjacent to school property, out of school funds or by Is suing bonds, was indefinitely post poned. Unexpected opposition devel oped, led by C. B. Wood. Davis and Breen were the only senators who icted against indefinite postnonement House bill fis. the mininK code, was PREVENT EMPLOYMENT FRIENDS OF FORT WORTH LAWYER WIN" IN" CONTEST BEFORE CONVENTION. Ft. Worth Is Selected as Next Meeting Place, Without Opposition, aria Houston Serves Notice That It Wants the Convention in 1915 The Cowan Fight the Only Disturbing Feature in the Convention Session. F 0R!T WORTH was nnanimoHsly xexas Lattle Kaisers' association, Houston gave notice that it would AL M. McFaddin, of Victoria, Texas, was BnaaimoBeiy reelected president; J. D. Jackson, of Alpine, first vice president; E. B. Spfller, of Fart Worth, secretary,, and S. B. Barnett, of Fort Worth, treasurer. "Mr. Bsxaett has iekl the office e treasarer for 30 years. 1 Paso' was thanked for its eatertainrneat. With the selection of tbe next meeting place aad the electioa of officers asp pending business, the convention spent Thursday morning debating whether ta reengage the services of Sam H. Cowan and I. H. Barney, of Fort Worth, as general-attorneys for another year. The debate arose over a raotiea to thank th firm for services daring the past year and employ them for lie coming year. Former president Ed. C. Lasater, representing president- AL M. McFaddiH, j protested against the passage of the ment of Cowan. There were many defenders for jndge Cowan, and tne debate was warm, resulting in many personal exchanges, including a charge that Lasater had been derelict in his duties in not making his fight on. Cowan when Lasater' was president, and a charge thai McFaddin had made the boast that if reelected he would oast Cowan. Cowan's partner, Barney, paid a tribute to his associate, and declared that rra officer of the association had ever told Cowan that he was drinking too much; be said be had heard that it was the intention to continue employing him and not Cowan. He said the firm would rise or fall together. Xciv Members. ' The convention voted to admit 41 new members to the association. They rep resent 17,(54 head of cattle. TneYLcame a resolution endorsing the Texas A. Jfc M. college, and especially the experimental stations, and calling upon the governor and the Texas leg islature to extend it all needed support. This was adopted. President McFaddin then suggested that the doctor bills of inspector Hard ick. who was shot near Valentine sev eral wks ago, be paid. This was adopted. CtoKenS.pealca, Sam H. Cowan, of Fort Worth, was the firsa speaker of the day. "This is the 20th year I have devotee my one to this association." he said. "We have progressed because of progressive poli cies and" I am glad the Panhandle and Southwestern association has adopted progressive policies. The law mnst regulate pretty nearly everything you do. You have to look after the administration of the law. In 1899 the railroads began to raise tne rates. In 183 the executive commit tee of this association filed a com- i plaint with the interstate commerce l commission. W. W, Turney started the j progressive policy. The railroads were defeated. Only last year this associa tion and the National went before the ; Interstate commerce commission de manding that the Panhandle rates should not be raised. We won." Fight on Con an. Ed Lasater, expresident, representing president AI M. McFaddin. of the Cattle Raisers' association, started a fight on Sam Cowan, attorney for the organisa tion, which brought the convention Into an uproar, led to a hot debate in which uowan appeared to nave tne most back ing, and ended in a vote by the mem bers on a resolution offered by jndge George Armstrong, of Fort Worth, to thank Cowan and his partner. I. H. Bu- mey, for their work and to employ them another year. Lasater said: "It is not -right that any man or any clique of men should attempt to say how the association should be run. I am net making any personal fight, but I would suggest that there are reasons that this resolu tion should not be adopted. I do not care to state them now." Defends Cowan. Armstrong arose and said: "I object to this hiding of whatever charges there may be. As one of judge Cowan's friends, I ask that it all come out. Mr. Lasater, what is your objection to judge Cowan; what have you against him' "Drink," replied Lasater. "Then, it is because he takes a drink that you object to the passage of this resolution?" said Armstrong with & smile. "That, to my mind, is sufficient rea son," said Lasater. J. H. Parramore, of Abilene, said: "Young man. you can say you started something. You young progressives will turn a cow horse out to starve, but old man Parramore and no other old cow man will. 1 have stood before these conventions for -"30 years " "Tea. and we will stand by you for 300 years if you stay here that long." said someone In tbe back of the house. "Let them vote how thoy like," said Parramore. "but don't let's break up this convention." Callnn For Cowan. There were calls for Callan. and James Callan said: "I was likened t Henry Clay, and I see that, like Henry Clay, both of our efforts have failed and civil war broke out. I will not consent to believe this means that any one man shall run the affairs of this association. I stand here ready to vote for president McFaddin and the executive committee and that resolu tion. "If the hour has arrived when voar attorney can dictate whom you shall elect, I say put him out. Tf the presi dent denies you the right to exercise your vote. I would say put him out. "When I made the race for presl- DON'T WRITE Your Friends or Relatives About The Cattle Convention Make out a list of their names brin? it to The Herald office. TJL.B!ffi,f8 reSf -ut convention, beginning in the United States, Canada or Mexico selected as tie aext meeting place of ti- at its itsal session 2jBrsday znozziBg. ero after tbe meetisc for 1915. resolution, objecting to the farther employ SAM H. COMAS Geeend Attorney of Texas Cattle Raft ers Association dent. Sam Cowan and his friends did, everything to defeat me, bnt I stood by Sam Cowan the following day. Demands Reasons. "If there are reasons way Sam Cow an should be discharged. let as hear them in fnlL "It has been openly said that Sam. Cowan has no influence and no utani. I ing in Washington. It may be that tana cowan has no standing In Wash ington today. There are some Lilli putians there that even I should not stand well with. " have had evidence of how he stood with Dolltver and Mann and Tay lor and Bailey." Ed Lasater jamped up and said: "I would ask that the proponent pass the resolution in form." Armstrong said: 'I move that tha record of Cowan and Burney he In dorsed and that we employ them for the next year." Speaks- For McFaddin. Joe Green of Gregory, Texas, man ager of the Taft ranch, said "We are not particularly anxious who the at torney of this association should be. LIow we proceed to instruct the pres ident ana nis executive committee as to what they should do. I hope you will not undertake to tie the presi dent's hands and then try to elect him. No man with honor could con sent to be elected with his hands tied. Let us as cowmen stand to our or ganization. Let's defeat this resolu tion and let the matter go as it has In the past." Pryor for Cowan. Col. Ike Pryor arose and said: "I am going to vote for that resolution and I am going to vote for Al McFad din for president. There is no disposi tion to tie anybody's hands. I was president for three years.- We sued over 40 railroads. I have seen towan fight with as many as 20 attorneys against hjm. The chairman of the in terstate commerce commission told me Mr. Cowan knew more about rate than many of the freight agents." Ed Lasater asked whether or not tha resolution was merely an appreciati'jn (Continued on Next Page.) JH' : v -3" iBBBBBsHiB' -- Kt Hi JIL 'Continued on Page I aur.) Continued on Page Three.