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Thursday Evening,
April 17, 1913 12 Pages
Leased Wire
Fair Tonight and Friday.
Democrats on Senate Fin
ance Committee May Not
Hear Protests.
VSHLXGTON. D. C, April 17.
Notice of a very vigorous re
quest for hearings on the tar-
i:I iill before the senate finance com
mittee was given the Democratic
members of the committee today by
senator Penrose, formerly chairman of
the committee. . Senator Williams, the
I .Hiking- Democratic member present.
c Uared his belief that the majority
v, ..uid not hold hearines.
Senator Townsend, lor the Michigan
t LTuwers. and senator tialliniror hv
flif New Hampshire manufacturers, rn--'-ud
upon hearings.
Progress Made en Tariff Mill.
'I he democratic house caucus re
i'n..i consideration of the tariff to-
.m with every prospect of rapid com
i ! tion of the measure and its presen
tttion to the public early next Week.
V :th the fight over free wool and free
sujar settled, the free list and admin
istrative provisions remained as im-."-t.int
-issues ahead. The caucus took
.! the remainder of the wool schedule
1 "laj
Raw Wool oh Free hint.
Th. Democratic caucus voted to sup-
I t: the wool schedule of the Under-
v . vd tariff bill, placing raw wool on
!! free list after representative L'n-
.'. -n nod had made a stirring appeal
i -v th' support of the caucus. By a
'ti o' 1'jO to 42. an amendment of-
1 bj representative Dies, of Texas.
pla-f raw wool on the dutiable list,
1 is rej-cted-
Xuprescntative Ries's amendment
; r..i .sed to place a duty of 15 percent
. u valorem on raw wool, he and other
. iipions of dutiable wool insisting
i th;s was the judgment of the ways
-'"1 means committee before president
'. ion saw the bill and suggested a
tndervreod Defends Wilson.
Majority leader Underwood, in wlnd
l ib up the discussion, warmly defended
I. "Lb. the committee and the president.
p declared the president had a tight
t make suggestions to- congrons rela
tie to the tariff, but that the t ill as
-whole met with the chief executive's
r.pnal when he first read it as it
.m. from the committee.
' cat of 4000 or more items in the
! 11 said Mr. Underwood, "the presi-
i i t only made two suggestions, those
ff- cting the sugar and wool schedules.
Tt seems to me that we should accept--nose
suggestions from the president
of the United States."
Fergaeaen Favors DHty.
Among the principal - supporters of
h. D'es' amendment for a 15 percent
v. ool duty were representatives Ash
i r ok Post and Bathrick, of Ohio; Fer-
i.sson. of New Slexlco; Adair and Cline,
o' Tndiana, and Stout, of Montana. The
T. sans voting for the 15 percent duty
it-r re Burges. Calloway, Dies, Hayden,
Ma-, d n and Stephens.
Cotton Amendments Rejected.
B' fore reaching wool the caucus dis.
- .s. i of the cotton and flax schedules,
o'nij; down all Amendments to lower
c- increase the duties proposed in the
omtnittee bilL
Vceepts Club Membership.
President Wilson accepted an honor-
i membership in the Columbia
"oantr club today. Senator O'Gorman
. nd a. committee from the club pre
sented the invitation. Some time ago
the president declined an honorary
t mbership in another club.
New York Collectership.
The i ollectorship of the port of New
Turk was again foremost in speculation
-tine white house. A report that both
rank K. Polk and John K. Sague had
" p displaced in the center by Thos.
Mulrey. head of a savings bank in
en York city, was denied by secretarv
Tu-nulty, who said Mr. Mulrey would
rot accept the office if it were ten
dered. Mr. Polk was still said to be
.n the" lead though his nomination was
nt prepared today.
Sew Governor For Alaska.
Major J. P. O. Strong of Juneau has
Wn selected for appointment as gov-
rnor of Alaska to succeed Walter E.
1 lark, resigned. Major Strong's ap
pointment "will be sent to the senate,
jiosibly tomorrow.
Lars Anderson, retiring ambassador
f . Japan, saw the president today and
i -i tissed the Japanese situation
Charges Tpen Whleh Chief of Wealher
Baitae Was Removed Are
Helng Investigated.
Washington. D. C April 17. Charges
upon which president Wilson summar
ilv removed Willis L. Moore, chief of
the weather bureau, from office, rested
todaj- in the department of justice,
w here agents of the bureau of investi
gation were at work upon them.
None of the officials concerned 'went
further today in detailing the charges
against the weather bureau chief than
io say they consisted of "irregutarl
tif -." but Prof. Moore in his own state
ment declared they were based on his
umities in working for appointment
a- -secretary of agriculture.
Tie declared that the same Influence
th it attempted to "disgrace and re
"io. Tr. HaVvey W. Wiley" were re
sponsible for his removal and branded
"infamously false." anv intimation
i it 1-e had coerced employes of the
liher bureau in suoporting him for
s- cietaryship of the agriculture or
".t public money had been expended
l.is tandidacy.
.in Francisco. Calif- April 17. The
f - cement of Miss Nell Grant, of San
j ni' i sco and Santa Barbara, a grand -frtucrhter
of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, to
I. ut commander Wm. Piggott Cronan,
- f the United States navy, was an
r.ouni ed today by Miss Grant's mother.
Lieu i commander Cronan commands
ti.e destroyer Jouett. now in Hampton
Koad' Miss Grant is the daughter of
Jesse R Grant, second son of former
T"-. si-lent Grant.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey April 17. The agreement for the suspension of
hostilities between the Bulgarians and the Turks was officially confirmed
today. The armistice will last until April 23 and may be prolonged if
peace has not heen concluded in the interim. A neutral zone is to be fixed during
the suspension of fighting and it has been agreed that the Turkish fleet shall not
interfere with the revictualing of the Bulgarian army.
The armistice may be annuelled on 48 hours' notice byeach party.
Physicians Attending Pon
tiff Make Frank State
ment to Government.
OME, ITALY, April 17. The Ital
ian government, desiring to be
absolutely sure of the real condi
tion of pope Pius X, today, summoned
those directly responsible for the care
of his holiness. The pope's physicians
replied to the appeal for a direct state
ment with the frank declaration that
it was extremely difficult to say that
the pontiff's constitution would over
come the present crisis. But even if-it
does so. it was explained, the remain
der of the pontiffs days would still be
considered as precarious and the cm'
might be expected at any time
Condition Is Improved.
Prof. Marchiafara compiled this
morning's bulletin in cardinal Merry
Del Val's apartment which he visited
after his usual morning call at the
pontiffs bedside. Upon leaving the
Vatican. Prof. Marchiafava said that his
patient's condition was much more sat
isfactory today. Besides the diminution
of the cough, the general weakness was
not so accentuated and the pulse not
so fast. The pope enjoyed more regular
breathing as the bronchial trouble
seemed improved.
Tonight's bulletin on the pope's
condition says:
"His holiness passed a good day
without fever. This evening his tem
perature is 98. The improvement in
the bronchial symptoms continue."
Dining Halls Are Opened to Provide
Free Meals Picture Shows to Keep
Strikers Out of 3Ilscblef.
Brussels. Belgium. Aprii 17. The
Belgian workers strike continues to
extend slowly in every part of the
country. Small numbers ot men have
returned to their work, but these de
fections are unimportant as compared
with rha ficntrAC nf rha fraoh ranpiiltc
with the figures of the fresh recruits
who joined the movement. The men as
a rule appear to be setting down to a
long test of endurance and are deter
mined to achieve victory in the cause
for which they are fighting, that of
equality in voting.
The Socialist organization has opened
dining halls in convenient locations for
the provision of free meals to the needy
workers. The strikers and their fam
ilies generally are employing their time
in working their garffens are making
tours to neighboring places of Interest,
while the strike leaders are organizing
concerts,, moving picture shows and
magic lentern lectures to amuse and
instruct the strikers and to keep them
out of mischief. A few arrests of
strikers have been made for interfer
ing with workmen.
The photo engravers of Brussels have
voted to join the strike tomorrow.
Auburn, J. Y April 17. The largest
strike in the history of Auburn was
settled -when the workers in various
departments of the Columbian Rope
company, employing 1100 operatives,
voted unanimously to return to work
on terms submitted by the company
following a joint conference.
Charles A. Miles, organizer of the
American Federation of Labor, gave
out a statement saying:
"The chief features of the settle
ment are the recognition of the union;
the establishment of a minimum wage
and the reinstatement of discharged
There is rejoicing throughout the
city over the settlement of the Colum
bian Rope company strike and all citi
zens are turning to the International
Harvester company to prevent the re
moval of the twine mill of that com
pany to Germany.
Santa Fe, N. M, April 17. The state
supreme court- has handed down the
following decisions:
Reversed and remanded, Xo. 1440. T.
W. Andrews vs. Frank T. French, re
ceiver for the Stephenson-Bennett
Consolidated Mining company.
Dona Ana county.
from i
Decision of lower court affirmed.
No. 1529. Ben Ames vs. Sallie L. Rob
ert, appealed from Chavez county.
Decision of lower court affirmed.
No. 1530, V. S. Bateman. et al, vs. Ju
lius J. Gitts, et al. from Chaves county.
Reversed and remanded. No. 153C,
W. L. Lanigan vs. Town of Gallup.
This action was an application for a
restraining order to prevent the town
from issuing $50,000 worth of bonds
which had been voted for the people.
Austin. Tex.. April 17. A tentative
program has been prepared by the ad
jutant general's department of the ac
tivities of the officers and men of the
Texas National guard during the sum
mer. This program provides for a
camp of instruction of the infantry
branch of the guard to be held at Camp
Mabry in which the Fourth regiment,
to which the Kl Paso company belongs,
will participate on July 7-16. Thp
Third infantry. July 17-27 and the
Fourth Infantry, July 7-lt The squad
ron of cavalry will probably hold its
encampment iii Bell county, the dates
for which having been determined for
July 7-16.
Austin. Texas, April 17. Governor
Colquitt today issued two proclama
tions calling for special elections to
be held on May 6. 1913. in the 93d and
123d representative districts, to fill
vacancies caused by the election of J.
P. Buchanan, of Washington county, as
a member of congress and the death
of representative J. C. Hunt, of Ran
dall county.
Democrats Fear Republi
cans Have a Trick Up
Their Sleeve and Swat it.
PHOENIX. ARIZ, April 17. Rotary
ballots and the elimination of
party vignettes at Arisona gen
eral elections?
"Well, hardly." was the answer of 22
members of the lower house of the
legislature Wednesday afternoon.
Only nine voted for an amendment
offered by Frank Crofoot, of Pima
county. Republican, to the state elec
tion code, providing for rotary ballots
at general elections, the same as are
" SfrifLJdea !
amendment been adopted the candidates
for each office would have been
grouped under the name of that office,
and after each name would be the name
of the party to which the owner be
longed. To Snvc "Dying Pnrly."'
RuTdii and T.vnrh charred that the i
amendment was merely to confuse the
voters and give the candidates of a
dying and disintegrating party" a
chance to slip into office. Lynch plead
ed for simpler ballots and went so far
as to declare himself against the edu
cational requirements for voters.
Kerr declared that the rotary ballot
would make smaller precincts neces
sarv. since nfbre time would be re
quired by the voters to mark ballots.
Even more enthusiastic than Cro
foot in advocating the amendment was
George Cocke, of Maricopa county.
Democrat. He declared that the adop
tion of the amendment -would tend to
eliminate nartisanshlD from politics.
"Strict partisanship is not always con- j
. . ... ......,......,. PAi.lra na .
aucive 10 swu e"""". a-hv ,
serted. . .
Babbitt. Buchanan. Cocke. Crofoot.
Jones. Kane, Kelton, Kirke Moore and
Whipple votd for the amendment,
which lost.
House bill No. 17. the election code,
which Crofoot failed to amend, will
come up for third reading and final
p--.age today.
Code BIIli Passed..
round that it is ineffective.
Irvine. Kane and Kirke Moore voted
' . . .. . majIa .Ha a a Hi11
l.!l- uurc toca coae. nouse im
iihfn it was nlaced on final passage.
No. 14. providing for the registration
of vital statistics, passed the house
without division. Other code bills
passed yesterday are: v, ..
No. 15. marriage and divorce; No. 15.
boards of health; No. 11, eminent do
main. In committee of the whole, the house
passed favorably on house bill 23. the
insurance code; houae. biR f 2, by Ban
can. providing for the sending of two
companies of the national guard of
Arisona to San Francisco in 1915. and No.
17, the election code. Senate bill No. 2.
by Davis, enabling the board of super-
with the building of a concrete bridge .
over tne Jiassayauiim iiw . . ...-
enburg, was recommended for passage, j
This was the Iirst Dill inro-jsn iu
senate at this session and the chances
are that it will be one of the first
through the house.
Rushing Land Measures.
The rapidity with which the house
is proceeding with the land legislation
gives ground for belief that the land
bills introduced there yesterday will
pass before those brought forth in the
senate Tuesday. House bill 31, prescrib- J
ing the duties of the land commission
in regard to the management of state
lands, and providing penalties for tres
passing thereon, was referred to the
lana commuice unun uot""" ,
the rules and later revorted for pass-
age. The same procedure was followed
on No. 32, making an appropriation for
continuing the work of the commission, j
and No. 33, providing for the further ,
occupancy of school lands by lessees '
who held them when Arizona became
a state. Now the three bills are on the .
calendar of the committee of the whole.
The senate bills are still reposing in i
committees. I
New nouis- Bills. j
Following are tne new bills Intro- i
duced in the house yesterday:
No. 26 By the appropriations com
mittee, making an appropriation ot
$25,000 for the present legislative ses
sion. No. 27 By the livestock committee,
raising to $5 the fee for recording each .
new brand.
iu 8 Rv TCerr. for the destruction
0f noxious weeds and prohibiting the
transportation of the seeds tnereor.
No. 29 By Drennan. to make the
Carey act applicable to Arizona and
nrescribe the duties of the land com
mission with respect to Carey act '
projects, over which it shall have juris-
No. 30 By Drennan. making an ap
propriation of S750O for sinking an ex
perimental artesian well In the Har
qua Hala district of northern Tuma
county. i
Land Commission Measure. !
No. 31 By the public lands commit
tee, prescribing the duties of the land
commission in managing state lands:
granting rights of way over such lands;
selection of lands in lieu ot school lands
within national forests: providing pen
alties for trespass on state lands.
No. 32 By the land committee, mak- '
ing an appropriation for continuing the
present land commission.
No. 33 By the land committee, pro- t
viding for the further occupancy of
school lands by lessees who held them
when Arizona was admitted to state
hood. AH House Employ en Hold On.
From the opening of the session till
yesterday morning the members of the j
house were engaged in a heated dis-
.b.a ........ . L .. ....as, S.... nf .. fr.rt a&.a.? Caw '.
Full? uicl ., iur9iivn ul mia.u:o. .71.-
erai came near losing their places, but
it was finally decided that since the
session is a short one. no heads will
drop. Everyone was willing that the
list should be shortened, but no one
would content to a clerk from his own
county being discharged. Kach wanted
the other man's clerks discharged.
Particular efforts were directed to
ward getting rid of T. J. Romeo, the
postmaster, a young man of most pro
nounced political views .that do not
coincide with the beliefs of man mem
bers of the house. None of the fighting
was on the floor of the house. It was
all in the committee rooms or in dark
corners about the capitol.
Wednesday morning the committee on
attaches submitted a report recommend
ing that the list of attaches be per
mitted to stand as it was in the other
session. Capt. C. B. Kelton. of Cochise,
made another of hts fiery speeches in
opposition. He charged -wilful extrav
agance and predicted disaster for the
Democratic party inconsequence. Kane,
Johnnson and Jacobson voted with Kel
ton. but all the other representatives
were for accepting the report.
Three Important Slsamtre.
It may be that the passage of the
three cent fare bill -was the most im
portant action of the senate Wednes
day. Or it ina hae heen the iini'ti
r.ne postponement ol Hurhes' bill to
pav comicts 25 tents a ! i for woik-
mg on sidle roa("- 11 ma 1' w iv . n
(Continued on Pae Tnie.)
Weak and Suffering, She Staggers
Along the Street With Her Burden;
Coroner SnjsUnbe Was Murdered.
Wednesday afternoon a young
mother, about IS years old, with the
dead body of a baby boy, probably
14 hours old, clasped to her breast.
staggered along Broadway. The body
was wrapped In a black silk petticoat
with newspapers around the outside.
The girl's face was drawn and white.
She made her way with difficulty.
With each faltering step the girl ap
peared to be suffering agony. The
child was born some time Tuesday
The girl was an American and well
dressed. Over her street clothes she
wore a long brown coat. A shawl over
her head almost concealed her face.
Reaching Third and Broadway, the
young mother encountered a Mexican
woman. The latter told the city detec
tives that she was attracted to the
girl because of her apparent extreme
weakness. Later, she said, she saw the
bundle the woman was carrying. The
girl, the woman said, saw that she had
attracted her attention, and was in the
act of depositing her bundle in an
alley nearby, when she staggered on
Reaching the alley between Broad
way and Stanton and Second and
Third, the. mother put down her
bundle. Turning, she walked away as
rapidlv as her condition would permit
and disappeared in the direction of
Fifth street. A search of that neigh
borhood Wednesday afternoon and
night by the detectives failed to dis
close the identity of the young mother.
The body of the baby was found by
the police. Dr. Hugh White performed
two Mexican boys and reporieu to
the autopsy. The verdict of coroner
E. B. McClintock, who was called to
hold the inquest, was that the infant
had been murdered, death being pro
duced, he reported, by the navel cord
being wrapped around the neck, and
the baby strangled with it.
Kven fnele Sam Rocngnires the Value
of the Little Peuny-a-Llncrs
to Get Soldiers.
WAXTBD for the U. S. army, ablebod
led unmarried men between ages of 18
and 35. citizens of United States, of
good character and temperate habits,
who can speak, read and write the
English language. For informauon
apply to isecruiting oiticer, wuim
El Paso, Texas.
Uncle Sam recognizes The El Paso
Herald want ads and their pulling
power. All other methods of obtaining
recruits for the United States army do
not equal the little eight line ad which
appears daily in The Herald's classified
page for able bodied men tor the army.
Thjere is no guesswork about the gov
ernment. It never wastes money on
anything that does not bring results.
For more than five years this little ad
vertisement has been running in tho
classified department and for five years,
trainload after trainload of recruits
have been sent from the 1 Paso sta
tion to fill the ranks of Uncle Sam's
fighting force.
j Results are not confined to the re
cruiting station, for these little pennv
a worders bring wonderful results in all
lines. One business man who knew the
i alue of advertising from a merchan
dising viewpoint, decided to get a cook
as ne gets bis customers tnrougn tne
medium of tt newspaper. He placed
a small adhvan out of the way corner
of The" Herald. Before morning there
were 10 applicants for the position, one
was accepted, and it was necessary, to
insert another ad that no cooks were
wanted before the rush could be
Have you a lot to sell, a line of
work to put before the people, flow
ers, plants or trees to sell, or a second
hand sewing machine to trade for a
tireless cooker? Try a want ad in The
Herald. That is the great clearing
house for all F.l Paso and there the
wants of the people are met and filled
at an expense that is so trivial that it
i3 not entered in the books of any busi
ness firm. .
Get the want ad habit Read It for
the interest there is. Run an ad for
the business it will bring and rep'.y to
the ads for the bargains that are of
New York. April 17. Mrs. Clarence
Le Bus is on her way to Lexington.
K. to make final preparations for her
eieat nous- p.ii of 350 guests,
wh'oh will i'- i'li manj of the promi
nent "Ofi. ,oii. ci Ntw York and
3Irs. Clarence Le Dai. j
Newport. Ore of tiie features of tile
party will be a sei les of horse races i
on the private race track on Mrs. Le ,
Bus' estate, five miles from Lexington, !
Besides events for professionals. Mrs. !
Le Bus plans to offer handsome prizes j
for the winners of races to be partici
pated in by horse riding members of
her party.
1. With the letters of the words
in capitals form a word to appro
priately fill the blank In the follow
ing sentence: CAN I NOT SIT,
O'GORP, while listening to your
2. Behead was aware of and leave
3. What tree Is the most un
healthy? 4. Behead a crime and, leave
common sense.
5. What flower is that whose first
is made by farmers and whose sec
ond is made by mechanics?
Answers will be found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
aBK K?9Bk - WRWU
! ? iliiKiiin
Senate Delays Attempt to
Pass Bill Abolishing Li
cense in Capital.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 17.
An effort to secure immediate
action on a bill permitting Dr.
F. F. Friedmann to practice medicine
In Washington with undergoing the
trated today in the senate. Senators
Galligher and Penrose both objected
to Immediate action.
"I don't warn to prom unce this man
a fakir," declared senator Penrose,
"but I think the senat- is going out
of Its way to advertise him. He may
be a quack for all I know. I have
specific information that reputable
men In the medical profession look
with doubt upon his claims and med
ical journals criticise the government
for the semi-official recognition it has
given him."
Senator Lewis Is Sworn In.
James Hamilton Lewis 'was sworn
in as senator from Illinois and ap
pointed to the privileges and elections
and the District of Columbia com
mittees. Senator Works, speaking on his bill
to prevent the District of Columbia
newspapers from printing details ot
crime, vigorously attacked the present
day journalism and newspapers.
Th,e suffrage sub-committee con
tinued its hearing on the suffrage
parade police protection.
Senator Thompson Introduced a reso
lution for a constitutional amendment
providing for the presidential direct
election and limiting the term to six
Nomination Sent io Senate.
Among president Wilson's nomina
tions sent to the senate today were:
To the United States board of general
appraisers. Jerry B. Sullivan, of Iowa.
Appraiser of customs at Philadelphia,
Wm. W. Roper.
Auditor for the interior department.
Robert W. Woolsey, of Virginia.
Collector of Internal revenue. Herbert
H. MaBson, second district, of Wiscon
sin. Assistant secretary of war. Henry C.
Breckenridge. of Lexington, Ky.
Judge of the district court of Alaska,
division No. 1, Robert W. Jennings, of
United States attorney for the dis
trict of Oregon. Clarence L. Reames.
United States marshal, eastern dis
trict of Texas. B. F. Sherrell.
Director of the census. Wm. J. Harris,
of Georgia.
Register of the land office, Kalispell.
Mont, Frank O, WUUhi -.-'
New jfexfcan'AnpoInted.
Register at Santa Fe, N. M., Fran
cisco Delgado.
Recorder of the general land office,
Lucius Lamar.
Receiver of public moneys at Chey
enne, Wyo.. Luke Voorhees.
Assistant attorney general of the
United States before the court of
claims. Samuel Houston Thompson, jr..
of Denver.
To Amend Trust Lnns.
In the house representative Henry
introduced a bill to amend a the anti
trust laws as to define precisely what
constitutes a trust
Representative Fitzgerald failed to
have passed a special bill providing
funds for the department of labor.
Representative Bryan introduced a
bill to provide a Saturday half holiday
for all government employes.
An investigation of the civil service
was proposed -in a resolution by repre
sentative Pou.
To Probe Weather Bureau.
Representative Fowler of Illinois,
who has a resolution before the house
for the investigation of the weather
bureau, said it was founded on charges
by James D. Berry, a former employe
of the bureau, who declared he has
furnished president Wilson a list of
40 employes of the weather bureau,
who. he alleges, have been advanced In
salary an aggregate of $22,800 in the
last Ave years In return for political
work for the former forecaster.
Sacramento. Calif. April 17. A reso
lution calling on congress to amend
the federal constitution so as to pro
vide for the direct election of the
president of the United States will be
forwarded to Washington this week.
the approval of the state senate being
j.lded to the proposal which had been
already approved by the California
Mr. William CHmmIngi Storey U 34
Votei Shc-t of Mnjoritj- Memphis
Woman HoIiIh Balance of Power.
Washington. D. C. April 17. With
another lengthy session of balloting
for the head of the organization in
prospect, delegates tc the congress of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution met again today in a whirl of
electioneering. Failure of any one of
three candidates for president general
to get a majority of all the votes cpst
stt rday spurred their managers to
renewed activity.
Wiiiie Mrs. Wm. Cummings Storey, of
New York, led in the previous ballot.
she 3till was 34 votes short of the nec
essary majoritv.
Mrs John Miller Morton, of Buffalo.
vas short 71. The third candidate. Mrs.
harles B. Bryan, of Memphis. Tenn..
'eld the balance of power with her to
ut of luS votes.
Denver, "oio.. April 17. Sixty Indus
trial Workers of the World, who, yes
terday began A "hunger strike" in the
city jail here, refused to eat breakfast
this morning. When a trusty was sent
to their cells, with a supply of bread
and water the menu furnished by the
city to the hundred or more uninvited
trues is from the 1'acific coast the mil
tant 60 steadfastly refused to touch the
fare. They announce that they will re
fuse all food until the city furnishes a
better variety, or until they become so
weak from exhaustion that they will
have to be removed to a hospital.
Big Springs. Texas. April 17.
George Hatch a fireman on the Texas
A Pacific, was frightfully burned In
the face bv the explosion of a can of
oil while with his train at Baird. Texas,
last evening. He was taken to the
hospital at Marshall. It is feared bis
sight was destroyed.
Concord. N. H . April 17. Charges of
offering to iell his vote preferred
azainst representame Clifford A.
Snow, of Mancliestt r. were upheld 1
the low, r hiu-.. of the New Hanip
hne ligislatuic and h- was urUvitd
California's Amended Alien
Land Act Will Protect
Foreign Capital.
SACRAMENTO, Cayf.. April 17.
Amendments to the Birdsall anti
alien land bill, designed to exempt
from the strict prohibitions of the act
all California properties held by Euro
pean capital, while still barring the
Japanese, were offered today In the
senate by the author of the measure.
The amendments were drawn up at
a conference late last night between
senators Birdsall and Robinson.
Restrictive Upon Japanese.
If adopted by the senate, the pro
posed changes will make the Birdsall
bill more acceptable to Europeans than
is the assembly bill and more restric
tive upon Japanese.
Corporations May Own Land.
The principal amendment is the in
sertion of a clause permitting cor
porations, the majority stock of which
is held by aliens eligible to citizenship,
to own land. This provision was in
the assembly bill, but the Birdsall
measure heretofore provided that the
majority stock of such corporations
should be held by "citizens of the
United States or persons who had de
clared their intention to become citi
zens." Concessions To Capital.
Further concessions to European
capital are contained in the new sec
tions -which nrotect the loans of for
eign banks and exempt land used in
the mining, oil, shipping and lumber
industries, where most foreign capital,
except that of the Japanese, is invested.
The amended biU Is more restrictive
upon the Japanese than the assembly
bill for the reason that It limits leases
to four years instead of five.
Heavy Taxes on Fishermen.
The assembly passed by a unan
imous vote a second bill aimed at the
Japanese in the state. This time fish
ermen, not farmers are attacked. The
bill provides for an annual tax of $10
on market fishermen of a race ineligi
ble to citizenship. Aliens of other
races would be taxed $20 a year and
citizens $10.
against land law
Washington. D. C, April 17. Protests
by representatives of great European
syndicates against one phase of the
California alien tarmr heldtng Mil. which
would require stockholders in corpor
ations owning land in the state, either
to be American citizens or to have de
clared their intention, soon will be
taking form In Washington.
Inquiries already have been made by
some of the diplomatic representatives
of Luropean powers to ascertain the
precise nature of the legislation.
Taere is much interest to know how
the proposed legislation would affect
corporations not initially organized for
land hoIdir.cs. but. like railroad and
rther public utilities, obliged from
their nature to own real property for
right of way. stations and terminal fa
Are Also To Be Given Liberty from
Mexican Prison, Along With Dr.
Ilarle, of Abilene.
Rochester. X. Y., April 17. After
nine years' confinement in Mexican
prisons. Leslie K. Hurlburt. alias
Richardson, once a lawyer connected
with the district attorney's office here;
his brotherlnlaw. Wm. Mitchell, alias
Mason, and Dr. C. H. Harle. of Texas,
their alleged accomplice in the insur
ance frauds involving murder, at Chi
huahua. Mexico, are to be released.
This information came to the office of
the district attorney today in a letter
from the life insurance company de
tective who brought about the convic
tion of Hurlburt and his companions.
Hurlburt was confined in San Juan
de Ulloa prison when Felix Diaz was
sent there and the latter became in
terested In the lawyer. With Diaz's at
tainment of power, he obtained the
pardon of the men. it is said.
Flames Trap Guest In Hotel at Mat
lone, X. Y. Woman anil Man Are
Injured by Jumping.
Malone. N. Y.. Anril 17. Six men
were burned to death today In a fire
which destroyed the De Wilson hotel.
Their bodies have been recovered and
identified. A woman and a man who
jumped from the third story of the
hotel, are seriously injured. No other
fatalities are known.
When the fire department reached
the burning building the third story
was in flames and rescues were im
possible. All who were trapped there
perished with .the exception of the two
who jumped.
Those on the first and second floors
fled to safety in the streets. There
were about , 15 persons in the hotel.
The work oT the firemen was ham
pered by a coating of sheet iron on
the outside walls of the frame build
New York. N. Y.. April 17. Tentative
plans for giving grand opera in Eng
lish and Italian in the public parks
have been made by the supervisor of
recreation, it was announced today.
Should mayor Gaynor approve the
plan, famous operas will be sung at six
recreation centers, beginning next
month. An orchestra of 30 pieces, a
chorus of 40 voices and a ballet of 20
have been tentatively engaged. The
admission prices are to be 50 and 25
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 17. Smallpox is raging im tie vicinity of Guaymas,
Mexico, 'according to wireless advices received today in San Diego from the
United States warships off Guaymas. No more meningitis cases have de
veloped on the California, flagship of the Pacific fleet, and so far none of the
sailors or American residents has contracted smallpox, says the message.
Admiral Cowles, the mesage says, is daily expecting a resumption of rebel
activities, a dispatch stating that 600 federals of the Guaymas garrison remain in
a suburb of the gulf of California port awaiting the advance of state troops from
Hermosillo. Part of Gen Obregon's forces from the interior arrived vesteraav a."-'
proceeded to participate in tie mobilization of "Constituuonaliati'' at Ernpalme.
in nrin mr
WU ULflU; IUi!
Cavein Occurs in Big Mine
As Men Start to Their
MIAMI. Ariz., April 17. Two are
known to be dead and nine
are seriously injured, some
perhaps fatally and a hundred or more
have minor bruises as the result of a
disastrous cavein at the Miami mine at
7:30 this morning.
There is a possibility still that some
of the workers may be buried in tha
debris. . ,,. ,.
Occurs as Men Go to vvorK.
, Wa.. m nr WAFP In
it is noi miii " j .-...j "--.
.the mine, because the accident hap
pened jUSt Wnen UC luiucia .ncit ....
The cavein occurred at the 245 leveL
Ail the ore at this point had been re
moved from a chamber 400 feet square.
which left nearly 3.000.000 tons of cap
ping This capping broke all the way
to the surface.
Heavy Blast I Warning.
A heavy blast a few minutes before
the cavein warned the workers of the
impending danger, and they hastened
from the mine.
A terrific concussion of air. when the
crash came, caught many, and some
were thrown three-score feet. Nine men.
I were uncuiiKiwuo w whmi. -
hospital and two of these, Martin Ash,
and Manuel Narado, died a few minutes
i caveins that has taken place in tlvs
Chicago. 111. April 17. Fingerprints
of the murderer of George Diet.
woman's tailor, who was beaten to
death Monday are expected to result
In a capture. This information was
given by a police offleer in the case
today. Several of the marks are the
bloody imprint upon the handle of the
massive mason's hammer that shat
tered the skill of Dietz. On the -ten-ciled
letter left by the assassin more
finger marks were discovered. On the
bed. too, the hands of the murderer
left a crimson trail.
"You couldn't ask for a better spt
of finsrer nrints." said the police of-
I ficer. "Line for line so far these print1?
have corresponded with one of tne
suspects prints. There is one point
of confusion. In one place we ran
across a bloody finger print that
doesn't match the others. It may re
that a second person was in the room
Discovery was made today that Mrs.
Dietz is the second wife of the slain
Dietz obtained a divorce in Januarv.
1887, from Julia Dietz, to whom he
was married in Sept. 1S78 at Hamburg.
Austin, Texas, April 17. Governor
Colquitt has approved the 54-hour bill
for female wage earners in industrial
enterprises, which bill comes effective
October 1. He has also approved the
Collins employes' compensation act.
Washington. D. fi. April Vt. a new
policy coincident with the new admir
istration of national affairs is seen la
the management of irrigation works as
shown by the announcement of an ex
amination to be held by the civil ser
vice commission, set for May 1-. for
irrigation managers and assistants.
Heretofore these positions have been.
filled by the advancement of men who
have been connected with the construc
tion of the works. It is now desiret
to call in men of experience from th
outside and get new blood into tha
The applicants' will not be brought
together to any one point for the ex
amination, but the more direct and
businesslike method has been adopted
of allowing each man to write out hi"
application for blanks provided for tna
pnrpose. These papers -will then be
examined and the relative qualifica
tions will be determined by a board of
experts in irrigation affairs designated
for this purpose.
Chicago. 111.. April 17. Complete re
turns from towns and cities of Illinois
in which the saloon was an issue in tha
elections of April 1 and April 1 ",
show, as compiled by E. J. Davis.
Chicago superintendent of anti saloon
league of Illinois, that additions have
been made to the dry territory sun -cient
to bring the total area up to 70
percent of that of the entire state.
According to the figures of superin
tendent Davis. 34 percent of the popu
lation of Illinois now lives in "dr "
Washington. D. C. April 17. An ex
tension of the time limit allowed l"
the suprejne court for the dissolution
of the Union Pacific-Southern Pacifn
merger, which expires May 10. is bemsr
sought by the railroads
Paul D. Cravath. of New York, rep
resenting the railroad, todav discu-;-iI
the question with attornev general Mi
Rcynolds. who is disposed to fa or a n
extension because he believes the ra.l
roads have made earnest attempts to
reach a satisfactory agreement.
Pekin. China. April 17. An offici il
4 .AO 1 'O e OT.tt.1 A w1 .1' 1' 111. fh , , . ..
government to all the Christ i.m
I churches in China to set aside April J?
I aa a day for prayer that China m.w
I be guided tor a wise solution of the
j critical problems besett.ng her.
I This act of the government is r. -I
garded here as striking oideno- of
I the extraordinary changes which ha
I taken place in the nation since the revolution.

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