Newspaper Page Text
"L PASO HERALD TODAY'S PRICES. Mexican bank notes, state bills, $6.5O34.0O; pesos, old, $103; Mexican gold, $50.50; naaooales. 27c; bar silver. H. & H. quotation, $1.30; copper, 1919c; gram, strong; livestocks, weak; stocks, weak. WEATHER FORECAST. El Paso and west Texas, fair asd cooler; ('' Mexico, fair, temperature unchanged; Aitaona, fair. Jr LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. IGGEST STORE N TEXAS FOR THIS CITY Popular To Take In Pracli- call&Half a Block and Add 2 More.Floors WILL ERECT NEW STORE ON TEXAS Eig! t-Slory Slrudure'io Go Up On Bassdt Property When Leases Expire EL PASO will have the biggest de-i-tment store in Texas within lrss than two years, worlc will start this year some time. t tm atnT-iM ire to be added to the 'nv'&iEEr d" iSt- I company building and as iMrr 1 cTT-tiirs pnnnM'tinar in nresent T.ulldl with TexaTrtreet. is to be" vjse rrer. JPpos oe-, erected. Meantime, the firm will come into "gsss!on of all of the Hammett Voiding on Mesa avenue except the oratr now occupied by Sllberberg Bros. With tbe exception of this .ornr, it will occupy a full half block, with an eight-story building on more than taree-rourtns 01 lt. c. ,-Ant hoh the Pnntilir TnJ ' 1 had a leare on the second story of ! the Hammett hullding, using it for2U. pointed out tnat rorres. in tesii- it-, tor and storage department. Just recently the company closed a ten-y-2r lease with Mrs. B. F. Hammett for the two store buildings on Mesa avenue immediately adjoining the Popular on the north, now occupied Bond's book store and the T. A. "oren5 company. These leases tan 1 another year. The Popular gets pos- s-esion on Jan. 1. 1921. The addition to the Popular build in? -will be erected on ground re-cf-ntlv purchased by the Popular from C X. Bassett. on Texas street. This l -operty Hs 8 feet wide and 8j6 feet . :?nt inches long, extending to the i resent Popular building along the .il ' ey between Mesa avenue and Manton streets, and fronting north vii Texas street The property has a three-story building on 1 nowj As soon as present leases expire, a new structure conforming to the architec ture of the Popular store on Mesa j-scnue and San Antonio street, will ... erect -d Thie will give the Popu :ar a 20 foot entrance on Te. as street. Th, t o store" on Mesa avenue in tv Hammett building -- be con-; ,-tra-d with the Popular building on Utt north, to give the store that -)U.-h more floor space and that much n.orc Mesa avenue frontage. In addition to this, L ITeiss. Mau--;-- Schwaru. Manny Schwartz and i;rTin Schwartx .have purchased of 1 'red A. Elliott, the property on the : ortn side of Texas street adjoining irlB Kaynolds building on the wetrt and now occupied by the Jenkins "iano company, and A- Schwartx ,.-.:d todav that it is not out of the ,. uv.il of "possibilities that a building u further accomodate the Popular v.. ..Ai1 tharnn pirt nr tinder the street , connecting it I suc vti, the basement of the building : presMent ol tne repnmic amv :n iD gj,,, t, ( pm,,,, wflMm'1 to be erected on Texas street. Saltillo recently with influenza and Is , piy to y,,, aatte premiers' note The company paid C N. Bassett I In serious condition. A reception on tne Adriatic question, will furnish JT , mw for the property on Texas I which was awaitlnf; his arrival at the European chaneelories with an nn st re.-t or KSg a front foot for the I the capital of Coahuila waa postponed. equivocal statement of this country's ;t feet. Tb young men who pur- ! ; position as to the forming of agree- . I.ased the site adjoining the Ray- "TlAr" SWKEI'S CIUnrAItTJA. ! ments for dianoaal of territory with- i.oids building, paw jrrea a. n-iuon ba,M for it. HSfillTH ELECIED. London. Eng, Feb. SS. Former .:.. iw r' premier Herbert H. leroert H. A&quim wui parliament from the Pals-' r .a . -- lected to constituency in the recent bye-i elect on Heirarding the burning question of ne aavocatea run ana tree . ommercaL financial and industrial T .rtereourse, tc be reopened without j - .a and declared his belief that the Baltic states, with Poland, should he, encouraged to make peace on reason- able and advantageous terms with I I.ussta. Tbe allies, he thought should do the same thing, for reasons, no J saidL "which ought to appeal to our) conscience as well as our Judgment. I A Park Site Of 216 SchooVFor $30,000 Plan Presented To EL PASO has an opportunity to oh- taia 21S acres for a park-ea cost j or xse.oim. if pians or tne cuj rSannlng commission do not fail. The plane were placed before the' ty council Wednesday morning by . Janes L. Marr, MaJ R. f uurges. a. ; Steven, G. A. Martin and DeWitt v Bandeen. and met with favor. The plan calls for the purchase of the Collins survey, the Caples St O'Connor tract of land and two other fcmall pieces, most of It lying Immed utelv east of the high school. A "-tal" of 366 acres would be acquired jnd l.'O platted and sold off In lots -U -round inc the park, the remaining -t acres being retained for city park up S36.a for h nark site, ana citizens wouia tnen 'nrm m. holdinc comoanv for the onr- hase of the entire property, ad ancing. aceordins; to plans prepared v ir Bandeen, $59,000 for first pay--nnt? This is for the reason that he city cannot buy and sell real -state, and because it is Impossible :o buv the land needed for park pur poses" wthout buying all that Is of :rred in the two surveys. The hold ing company would then sell off the Headliners In Todays Theaters ALHAMBRA "Wings of the Morning, V II- ham Farnum. BIJOC "Evangeline." ELI. -i AY "Pollyanna," Mar PickfortL GRECIAN "Blue Blazes Raw den." Bill Hart RIAI.TO "It Pays to Advertise," Brant Washburn. rMai e TlespectabIe Bv Proij." WICHAM- "Judy of Rogues' Harbor," Mary Miles M inter. (Read Amusement Ads on Page 9.) Every Time She Turns One SINGLE CHIGAN Bandits Seize Another Mexico Replies To U. Two Army Carranza Refuses to Allow TJ. S. Witness .to Re enter Republic, ME EXICO CITY. Mex... Feb Text of three notes which recently nassed between th- Mexican government and the state de partment at Washington were made . nuMic at the foreign office here last: r secretary Lansing that the of Henrv Forres, an American wit-' ness before' the Fall sobcommitte- w inch recently sat at San Antonio, EI 1 Paso. Texas, inquiring into Mexican 1 conditions. The second was tbe Mexican refusal I to accede to this request and the third was Mr. Lansing's refusal to allow 'vtbw yoUK. Keb. S3. Barry HP- the issuance of permits for the ship- Jj rt, .prrlntendent of an men' of arms and ammunitions to.- fcw. Mexico from the United States. American smelter at Meplml In Had No Choice In Matter. ' The state department's note rela- ernm?n.0rSe?t?on iffSet".! Mexic Dsai at Eagle Pass had re- --"- .., " - r.- - , cause the latter haa testuiea neiore 1,1-1. v -Mia. t.i ..,. 0Ai ....- m,. .nfa'pnnr! Thtfh owns the smelter. The" iur rail OHiH,vinioiiicc. au "w pointed out that Forres had no choice, in the matter and expressed the be lief that the " lexican go veramen t could grant the vise without sacri fieingher right to refuse admittance to an undesirable alien. Hope was voiced that the viae wonld be granted S SOOI1 DOSSible. The Mexican re'ly. dated February xying, ijejta iiutx ansUcnwiK tuaui- tions prevai'-d in Mexico. It was said Forres dentr.iced article 27 of the. w...-a j..Cb .;. AAAltntfv arlh ! petrGleum) as "confiscatory and! it iraaafd at tbe state department robbery," and made other "harsh and.no further Information had been re sarcastic comments on tne Mexican. constitution." The reply stated Forres j inauirarated anti-Mexican propa- J ganda among those attending the hearings of the Fall committee. -Pained. Bnt Must Decline rne to these reasons, the foreign nftlM antrl ft va naitvMl tMsailllte Iti was necessary to decline the North American government's request that J orders be issued granting Fornes per-: mission to enter Mexico." J Mr. La a sing's reply to 'the Mexican; government's request for permission . to import arms and munitions from, the United States gave a list of note? receied by the state department j from Tgnacio Bonillaa. Mexican am-j basea.lor to Washington, -elatirr to the subject, and In anbstance stated! the nermission desired could not be granted under present condition? MEXICANS TaHlVG PXOWHiy PO TJ. S. FX.YKRS PCXBRAX. EiLirle Pass. Texas. Feb. IS. Mexi can aviators stationed opposite intsi city crossed to Raeie Pass la a body! Tuesday with floral offerings for the raneral ot ueut. Horace uorey, 01 killed In a fall here. ODRECOX nAS IXFX.I1BXZA. According to a dispatch published in the Excelsior. Oen. Alvarado -Obre- j f-,bi2rh1'tt,V"i try in behalf of his candidacy for try In behalf of his candidacy for The influenxa epidemic which is . sweeping through Mexico has reached , CTUhuahua W.f ' :;" ."""""qg ? ,"i'","iSS.,,.r"'- ! i t.,... WMiKMiav wtiiiA - -r .. r ' --, jugo-oiavia a. an umBKim, out ne estimate of the number of cases could has not instated on carrying out pre- ha 1 n .in 1 It- tbtw alii safhamJlT tn.,.:..U .L. a .ij..a.i.. ..tit a -- - " irnwi. .. w wu kuwi-. uica.-. ters ana ennrcnes nave oeen oroerea closed. " . ; PERMIT TO COrRCHBSMG CO. Austin, Texas. Feb. 23. A permit to do business in Texas was granted today by the state department to a. I Courchesne. Inc.. incorporated under the laws of New Mexico. The home office is at West El Paso and principal plac of business at Kl Paso. which is the Texas heaTTquarters. A. Courchesne is the Texas agent Acres Near High Is A Possibility The Qity Council lots about the park, after laying out nd grading the streets. Mr. Ban- I ," .,HJB " u e w yw be sold in four years, for a sufficient ) sum to pay ror an tne iano ana ln- terest on the money advanced by tbe noiu rag conipany. The mavor and city council were impressed with the plan and agreed to it at the meeting Wednesday morning. The mayor appointed aldermen Bert Semple and Martin Sweeney to consider the details with e coni.m,"r- S"? MeTiMem. worg- i ing unqer tne planning commission, , have already run the surveys and Dreaared mans of the land to he nnr- chased. Plats of 'he lota it is pro- ES" ."" """ u .". ccflSneldit ,"r'-"lM l The fiitures a prenared by th planning commission, after a careful study of the situation, show that th total acreage needed would cost $260,606, the Kisher survey. , Caples -O'Connor propert $200 Cf. the Col lins survey. 90.000. and lots needed for the nark in Kern Place and Alexander addition. SlO.vftO. To lay out streets and improe the property Tor the sale of tne lots woura brlnK the total cost up to 1541.973. It is figured that J5 building sites could be sold for $525,090: and that $16,800 would be received as income dnrinc . the next four ears from the Caples . quarry, tuis. witn tne cttys xo.Doe i would bring tn a total of $571,800, or 1 a profit of $10,725. which could be ', ustd for developing the park. Out of the total cost Mr. Bandeen pro - vides for eiefat nercent interest on the money to be advanced by the j HUiviug vvuiynuj, The figures on the acreage involved are as follows; Total acreage Fisher survey Collins survey . Kern lots Alexandria lots 320 20 10 "Il'Iibo' Acreage deducted I For lots ! For Quarry 50 i Available for park parposea For general parking 11$ For mountain parking 100 COPT. FIVE CENTS. OFFICERS Fliers Await Release RYHOGARTY i i m r''fcT 'f h sVPiiI? r.ilAWinHriHllD THEN RELEASED w. nnn,n Rek-U Trvrvlr 'P"" """"&" "'":' Prisoner and Demanded Ransom Be Paid. the Mexican state of Dnrsngo ana .J , rMr4 br the bandits who kld- - '- - -- telegram received here today at the - ., nf thai ItnrlrMin Mali) eoYn telegram wm from the companra Msntrrey branch bat It did not ntnte ivhc.her the ranom demnnded by the bandits, had been paid. Horartr nai employed as nperln .endeat of the nmelter of the Amer ican Metal rompanr of MapImL The aCtdaaplaf. wa reported by the eom pas7 from ItK headquarters In evr Tort and xwn baited upon a report re- relied Tuesday from Monterey, Mex 1.. ceiveo recarainc tne reportea release of Joseph E- Askew, the Amrriemn, Vidnaped at 1rdo and held for ICOv- I w ransom. The department was Informed Tuesday by the Tlahnnllto reompany of Aw lorfc. which em- ' Jj0'. Askew, that he had reported "" release. WILSON'S NOTE ON FIUME ROW HANDEDALLIES President Refuses to Agree to Settlement Offered Jugo-SIavia T OSOOS. Kn&. Feb. 25. President L, Wllyon-s reply to the allied note on the Adriatic situation reached London today and was deliTered to I the allied supreme council. j WH Mnke r"io araT- ' vi-hJti-tt. r. r wrf. m. anHvi i : : tt T n -T- out " Participation or tne united BI?iei,ll.f ,- h , . cording to well-informed circles, to agree to the aettlement- offered to v?L ,r"r "r2i5rMf "'V? r ciseiy tne Adriatic settlement reacnea iecember with the consent of tne United States. Seizure of Flume by u auuuiuiu .hu wun duuocucul tvcniB vrere eaia lo nave miae requi- site some changes in that plan. kstin. Texas. Feb. 25. Governor Hobby, after returning from Dallas, vhere he has been visiting his , brother. Ed1 Hobby, refuses to make any mention of his political plana J D. PAR NELL TO RUN FOR r tcttt rmrcDViin tu tcvic LltUi. IsUYkRllUK In TEXAS Austin. Texas. Feb. 25. J. D.'Par nell. member of the lower house of the 36th legislature from Wilbarger county, who is here on business, stated that he had, virtually decided to make the race ior lieutenant gov ernor subject to the action of the Democratic primaries next July v- parnell. who i an oil orremior- i does not believe any radical learisla- j.iature affecting the oil industry! .su.a . in are s.vru rj ,sst; uirjkt. ic' ., B-.11 W& B.Ak.S h, 1A MAW. 1...W Durina the last sessioc of the leeli- lature-he str.ruou.ly opposed m5ui. urea which were introduced and which it was thought would, if en acted, proe Inimical to oil develop ment. N. Y. WOMEIt DEMOCRATS TO SELECT NATIONAL DELEGATES Albany. N. Y., Feb, 25. Democratic women from all parts of the state came to Albany today to' select two women as candidates for delegates at large to the national convention. State party leaders have decided to give women eqsflU representation with men on tne Dig roar. TV lu-wHri- .r.ia .wn VAt4An , win lane place nere tomorrow. Party! ieauers expreaveti ine opinion tOoay HnnnvQ tBT m mmm u 3 uniu unu "V An that the "big four" would go to ganjBAILKTTS CAMJIDAtl GETS Francisco ttalnstrncted. CHAMP CLARK'S AAMD OX 5 hi a: GBORGIA PRIMARY BALLOT i aluiuw, m... reu. . a petition i bearing the requisite number of sig- natures to Diace the nam. r.r r-h. natures to nln th- n.r. V,n Clark on the Georgia preferential .... .., .piw.ivtkii primary ballot April SO. was received UK,lT THEASIREB Aritl-Tt.u. Tuesday by the state Democratic ex-1 Santa Fe. N. M. Feb 25 Walter ecutive committee. His is the third JM. Danburg, of Santa Fe. baa been name to' be received, the others be-appointed deputy state treasurer to Ing William G. McAdoo and Herbert .have charge of the collection of in Hoover. come and Inheritance taxes. EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY American S. Protest Yank Aviators Expect to Be Given Liberty With in Next Few Hours. OUGLAS. Aris.. Feb. 25. Army of ficials were awaltinz today word I of the return to American soil , of Ueuts-'G. U Usher and M. L. Wolf. il rican uviaiurc. uciuni .m 4aww- for 20 davs follow ins: their forced landinr on Mexican soil. Orders for their release were received at Naco xari yesterday, but whether they have left has not been learned. Military autherltlen assume that one or the aviators will remain to salvace the plane, which landed 99 mile from the International boundary February The aviators have been prisoners only in name, being allowed the free dom of the city while negotiations for their release were conducted through the foreign departments of rh two coernments under the new policy -which requires official inveati-i army aviators in Mexico- They nave been held prisoner longer than any other of the American aviators who have been forced to land m the south ern republic. Still In aeosarI. The aviators held at Nacoxart. Son ora. since Feb. 2 when their plane made a forced landing near that place were released yesterday afternoon following receipt of an order from Mexico City. They are still in Naco sari. According to word received here this morning from Nacosari, the de iav tn ttir denartnre is caused by the fact that the order for their release; did not contain provision for the re-, lease of the airplane. 1 VpTir-fin official!, stated this was1 doubtless an oversight bnt refnsed to surrender the plane without a written order. Tbe matter was taken an with governor Do La Huerta and ft was knnail tliA AW PAUlCtflf th nlafWt would reach Nacoxari some time to-1 day. The aviators were said to oe un willing to leae Mexico without their airplane. May Repair Airplane. It was said this morning the plane probably could be repaired suffi ciently to bring the aviators oat by air, bnt it was believed the fliers would come out by rail, bringing the plane with them. Tbe next train from Nacoxari will arrive here at 11 :3o oclock tomorrow morning. Early this afternoon army head quarters here had no word from the fliers though a telegram had been sent them nd a reply waa momen- tarily expected. AERIAL PATROL OF BORDER EXTENDED EAST CfFYUMA San Diego. Calif, Feb. IS. The aerial patrol of the boundary be tween the United States and Mexico, has been extended from Tama, to Qnitobaqnita, 100 miles east of Ytoma. according to an announcement to day by CoL H. 1 Watson, commander of Rockwell Field aviation sehaoL I iv. tu,. i .a- .... . .. . oeStTse of 'lV "' g"Za iS !... . .uuu . , speciai PKRMIT BCES IHY TO IMPORT MF.XICAN CORX .-.. ,.,. , wnucr .u unnr rmireo in jbi nn Tuesday by W. W. Carper ter, assiat- ant collector of ctastoms, no corn may be imported from Mexico hereafter except by permit secured directly from the federal horticultural board at Washington. The reason for the ban is given -as the alleged prevalence of a destructive weevil in the Mexi can product MEXICO CITY C.DKR FL.V BAA. Mexico City, Hex., Feb. 25 Schools, churches and other public meeting places have been closed indefinitely because of influenza. Estimates of the number of cases here run as high as several hundred thousand but there have been eompartively few deaths. Permanent Brick Possible For The riBRMAAENT brick quarters for the il 9th engineers, now in camp on the rtver near Courchesne. will be erected at Fort Bliss in a short time, it is expected. , In the construction of the brick .,.., - ., r.K -..i. u I WHWS 4.V1 UIQ IU1 ltwil J SUIU S.UV Ujd field artillery at Fort Bliss, the construction Quartermaster made a saving of several thousand dollars and a considerable quantity of brick. The brick and the money are on hand and recommendation has been made that they be allowed for the erection of quarters for the 9th engineers. This would make it possible to bring the organization to Fort Bliss for sta tion. The recommendation calls for the construction work on the build ings to be done by the engineers themselves. Recommendations have also been made to Washington by district of ficials at El Paso for permanent bousing for the other units no located at Fort Bliss, including tbe lODINWOTA SlnriT ITallai ri lTk T1 Gen. Leonard Wood, majority Repub-j I lean candidate for president at the' March primaries, arrived here today to deliver his orincipal campaign speech in South Dakota. He made a short talk at Canton this morning en route from Yankton, where he spoke " ATTK.VTION AT WAKIIIM3TO.Y 'UTttahfnn-' nn n C Wf-i i li,ArtriAi (senator Bailey's gubernatorial can- dldacy in Texas is beginning to at- ' tract attention nere. aenator nnep- j ., ; , J,';"' , ' " A."' " situation. It is ail statement on the situation. It IS ajinounceO. American FOR CAMPAIGN! EVENING, FEBRUARY 25. 1920. DEFY U. S.JGE DEHflRRJlTS SEE I? TO ESCAPE THHMJWE Report Of Surrender To Republican Viewpoint Greatly Exaggerated POLITICSPLAYS IMPORTANT PART Both Parties Playing Politi cal Game In League of Nations Issue lty DAVID Z.AWRBSCK. WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 55. Stories of a serious revolt among k. TVptmncrats in the senate against the leadership of preaident Wilson on the peace treaty are exag gerated. Eight or. nine Democrat senators are ready to surrender to senator Lodge and the Republican reserrationlata on article 1, but that wonld not be enough to bring about a ratification of the peace treaty. The movement la not organised and has not the sanction of either sen ators Hitchcock or Underwood, rivals or the minority leadership. Nor is it likely to do anything more at nresent except unify the Demo crats, for it has acted like a danger signal. Friends of the president have seen the possibility of a break in Democratic ranks when a vote on various resenratlona is taken, and they, therefore, want a caucua to ex press tbe viewpoint of the party. Say Gronnd For Battle. For instance, it would be em barrassing indeed for the Democrats IT any conaweraoie or tneir numoer ; voted with the Republicans because i tbe treaty tailed 01 passage, ana tneir issue were carried Into the cam paign. The blame could hardly be put upon the Republican party so lohg as large numbers of Democrats were with Mr. Lodge. The purpose of those Democrats who want a caucus. Is to determine what the at titude of the Democratic party In the senate shall be and to lay the ground for the battle in the next presidential campaign In the event that tbe treaty becomes aa issue, as is likely at present writing. Tbe viewpoint of the Democrats lib. want t. see tbe caucus called and party action taken seems to he to eommlt the Democratic ta- .stars or at least the nujoriry of them o the program, whieh 3S Democrats recently signed, name ly, support t. the malt of the bipartisan peace conference held recently la which a virtual agree ment was reached on all points, - but article 10. On that fatWul article the Demo crats are inclined to stand on the reascvaxfoBj offered by former presi dent TafC which senator Lodge has rdieetsd. Thus their campaign pro gran wonld be to say to thn country that they stood ready to accept the agreement of a bipartisan compromise conference and a reservation written by a Repabllean former preaident. They could hardly be accused then, it is contended by some of the Demo crats, of blindly following president Wilson long obstacle paths of pride. Democrats Fear Blame. It is the fear that tbe country may fasten upon Democratic senators some of the same blame for ob structing theatreaty, which so many friends and toes of the treaty have recently begun to attach to president Wilson, himself that Is canning Indi vidual Democrats to grow restless. They feel that the country wants the treaty disposed ol They are unwill ing to take the responsibility for obstructing. Two ways suggest them selves, absolute surrender of senator (Continued on page , eoluatn 5.) Quarters At Fort Ninth Engineers ordnance corps, the mots: tniBaeett corps, the tnen of the -itltffce aaojeV ana tne men Ol tne IIS IIWIIIII talion. j f If these recommendatfsna mn approved at AVa.hlngtos. It means that Fort B1U Trill .ne the biggest post in the United States. uxxiciais or tne construction uuir.. termaster's force at Fort Bliss are now -.oraing on specincatlons tor lllt h... h..nlt.1 .hli4i 1 Vn K erected soon on the old target range ' property west of the present remount ' station. Bids will be called for In a few days. The officer' qusrters for the boapltal unit will be two-story, with sleeping porrhev, glawied In ns porches and many other mod ern features. Any of them will be finer than any thing bow in Fort Bliss, it is stated, .nil tK. .n.rt.e. en. .n. m 41.1 officer who will MmiMiul th. .... pital will be superior to those no. furnished in Fort Bliss for the major general commanding thexdlstrict. 1,000,000 ROE iv I SHIP YUDSiS New York. Feb. la. Sir Thomas ' Upton's challenger for the America's I cup. the Shamrock IV. and the cup acienaer canaiaate. vaniue, were threatened with destruction arly to- Or day by a fire which swent throu&rii ' c:. the shipyards of Robert Jacobs at Jivy laiana, uuraing eigni privarn yachts and three buildings. Early estimates placed the loss at nearly $1,000,000. The island fire department was handicappped by a snowstorm and a high wind. I P ATI OH An CTRIVP ITYPJrrTrn TO PARALYZE FRENCH RQADe Puna 17V.nae tTjbK 9S Thai Psr.u ' Lon and Mediterranean railroad , striae was caiiea toaay. aij snopsv "uu,"j" were idle, no trains left the Lvon wore while station, and the Marseilles and Lyon yards were also paralyzed. It was ' expected the system would be par- alyze1 hy afternoon r Loose, Mi Bainhridge Colby Succeeds Lansing r- r . I 1 . - rOTmeArTrl""QCro Replace Ousted of State. WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 25. Balnbridge Colby, of New Tort, who waa one of the leaders in the Progressive party under Theodore Roosevelt, will succeed Robert Lan alng as secretary of state. An nouncement of his selection by presi dent Wilson was made today at the white house. Appointment a Surprlae. The selectsen of Mr. Colby came as a surprise, moat officials assum ing that Frank L. Polk, acting sec retary, would be the president's choice. Tbe first inkling that the president waa to appoint some one outside of his official family came when Mr. Colby visited the white house early today In company with Raymond T. Baker, director of the mint. Mr. Colby was taken to see the president on the south lawn and, a few minutes later the formal ap noancement of his selection was made. His nomination Is expected to be sent to the senate within a day or two. Mr. Colby was appointed a mem ber of the shipping board and the emergency fleet corporation in July 1917, and also was a memoer or tne .. , i . ... .-. in. j .iroencas mission w me un.-n,j sniH;iuK cviucicuco si ratio ui iu me year, ue ret iron zrom tne shipping board more than a year ago. Republican Until 1912. Mr. Colby was a life long Repub lican until the famous Bull Moose bolt at the Chicago convention In 1912. He had been actively Identified w ith the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican Domi nation for president that year and was in charge ol contests to the Roosevelt delegates in the Chi cago convention. When CoL Roosevelt bolted the con- Tention. Mr. Colby helped to found the progressive party and delegate to its Chicago convention in 1912. He continued aa active leaner in tne party in xi ana again in 19l he was a progressive camll- date for senator from New York' state- Supported Wilson. When CoL Rooeevelt threw the weiarht of his influence to Charles RvMia nnehM in the ill nresi- dtntlal rac, Mr. Colby identified himself with the Democratic party. Mr. Colby was bora at St Louis WILSON MS OIL LEASE BILL Washington, D. C Feb. Presldeat WII.on today signed the ell and land leasing bill which opens up for development millions of acres of Isnd In the west. Four Dead Snake Heads Found Tied To Neck Of Chief Who Blew. Out (baslSJor 7? 8?& -"-SbVi Chica.ro. I1I Feb ireo 1ans!?3 Kim, chief of the Umatilla county. WW An route tn Was friF h( tiHK. -ostur ItaMaVait m .TaT.rrr i I in a hotel here tkr. HiW Mown i out tne gas. On a ? about his neck were lsr sgnB esBtnofs bsas. ( In each bag was tne dried head of a snake Chief Snan Ktxe, the poMci announced, after an tarings tip n. was to appear) "'wis ksw mu veara oi commis- n IflMSim In Wai h aWav T n n tn nwnfAitr adfWnet court nrejeeedings brought to uicr v pav an auegea aeui DEIi TROOPS ISTIJJ.1ISL Wash . Feb. ami tronaja were under orders to to o today. Henna. ?: attorney, ho is , 'taut tka of ten ue-t?-i ' connection with rke ktB- I la last anaMaM ahn. art to arrana tor tha. snrn m , I1.M ., 'in. ii . ashed Jov. 1! he said. aa harm msleT her husband. Andrew ott. caused, Ma k UU I"?" a ng the projjiar sfinam tottnin much trouble in El Paso, by herl toMs iE"i- declared ti rasas tit of ttwbie. e mill UMBO Wb aft; saw Mac tt trial ves affaii in sua ne '" 1 tfOal lladlrali OH- hlajOrS I - ; . jjf1 the fsas rea luiuvin haaized IOr trie' ITv ih fir . . J: T-i -rht im tocallr! J has been over the t I( a fo! Dort r.rsle Trtl eres ted. VZ th2 Jn 1 ,v.yv7,LtL .! teen gi-n the mdicajfc v m Four tion encan Legion. ,.,......--. ... UW1S-IIU.- era! wounaed m t, eontt. 01 fieers have sptracy to at- tack the? aradt- at Cen- tralia. On k A i the case con- a- lea-ion mem- tend haaM war. ham hasaM i att ainii. tay WW fc wavssi -" Jfpa i a iomsai am mi are-1 ce anwiaMMftec avlair i usedwlBB). DrlfUsirTiere, i DriftiafirChen s,-T-y ''oSTSsEetoV b WI n&w M1bb9bssw. rsr&rizsjF fefsf JWsswSt oFB nUMaSBBm.-1 && wm. MwSv6rie IMtreJK stMeTall JTJaiJB(iye)sPrwRo is 0mMmttm ssm h rssM vast at oil ssW SWBMri dersnaatiT An u the s-uii kcked tJasW industrial Work-tOtC this n,u...n.'.T. url tkfiV thti ShOBtttBaZSV ar .i numoer J mfcf g on hfre. some r- uniforms they rvlce have at- tended sees Illness of i trlaL caused several continuances ej Continued m trial n the last column :.! tMeS. m mm jy -ea ear i jvssldwfl p ttss m page DELIVERED ANYWHERE, 7e MONTH i? - "" "" Member Of Cabinet I BAIXHRIDGE COLBY 51 years ago and graduated from Williams college. Massachusetts. He spent one year at the Columbia law pcbool and has practiced law In New firlr Bins 1Q Ua wie mamha. ---" "-r r " - -( , 0I tne Nw York assembly in 1991-42. Polk Expected to Retire. After Mr. Colby has taken of fice. Mr. Polk, who has been secretary ad interim since the resignation of Mr. Lansing nearly two weeks ago. is ex pected to carry out his intention of retiring from the state department. 3lr. Polk has been in ill health for more than a year and his physicians nave aavnen m. long resu snouia Jtr. rota retire two impor - tant nosta in the state department ! would be left that of under - secre - i tar-- , vhi-h v ta1v arinnna some months ago. and of assistant ! rp.i.rr Th- iotti- , -Bra. iu by William Phillips, the newly ap- pointed minister to The Netherlands and Luxemourg. On leaving the white house. Vr. jojoy saia: , 1 had a Ions: and unhurried eon- ! f erence with the preaident which ini-i j pressed me with the great confidence ' he has reposed in me. I hope I shall not prove Inadequate to these great I duties. I Mr. Colb-r said that nendlnar con - - si deration of his nomination by the .senate he did not desire to make a statement !D. S. IIITY OPPOSE If IT AtUatie City. It J- sfx 25. Brew- cri f On EaWsKi'I Wtes will use ' iret-y lepal set' exmstltution&l means . t Jteetrttet lafseatjf and that property Taw ns BSkTmsxeea to us oy tne coa ttatle.H ariftian W. Felgenspan iliillsssfT liere Today at the United rs conierence. or wnicn nt. the non-ratifying states. n have not - oted for state aejsdMlftn and those which have ttsxsss gamst federal or state consti- iai pronioition in recent jwn. tnan a WaUrlt fltMMMie DtT XaBVT. There are 21 referendum states. 15 1 of which are not included in the fore- golntz. In these states the people have lo mriiucKca me powa te or reject at the P01" mi1 eat fe)e legislature.' They counteu as states Ratified. Adding ai mentioned here- toil jf n. total of 40 in which either opposed to fed- or nave oeen aeniea right to pass upon -' --"- . r tt UKiiii rfugnf. iutc oisui. INTRODUCED IN ENGLAND; S?.-. FS-TT" 8".Z Dill tor irian nome rui. fjnHjfnted in tbe house or com--, tmy. The measure at once tsdrtts first reading. anuMe 1 I ssmrvs vn Usjm asjssji jaex KaaW. JIIB'Se BSle ! aa.eaSmm nlseajsawSd Dead Man 's Divorce Petition Asserts Wife 's ConductlnElPaso Caused Him Much Trouble HadManyPistolDuels TAALaAS. leiu aeo. -i. jsra. iaa II Vaiera Ott. formerly or El Paso who is being tried for the murder, oonduct. according to the divorce uetition filed in the district court uauas couDty d .narew ctt, ivaicni was made part of the testimony at tne trial nere luesaay dirou The divorce petition recite that the couple was married in ' El Paso Sep tember 15, 1915. Soon after their marriage, while stopping at a hotel in lbuqnerque. New Mexico, he alleges that Mrs, Ott shot me times at him in tneir room. , she hil him once, accnrdmir tn the T.antiAn T ,tAr .ha ia..v.f Kia rniim in ivu. !& t.a o- na.k v is , - 'sj wjth a run to kill him and, not finding him there, she cut his duthes ini" 5mall nieces with a kn(T- tl e Ttttion alleees. Tli lif nf ft-wi ift :tiH fltr was! one oistol d lei after another, accord - i '"K to lhe ttimon. Mrs. Ott will take the stand later! and tel1 a11 out the pistol duels. hrr attornes said. Girl Besmirches Own Charaeter. Miss Ona Danieln. 21. beautiful manicurist at Lapham s barber shop here-, to save Mrs. Ott from the peni- tentiary. took the stan. at the trial here fhis morn ing and swore the was II ing with Ott in adulter on the day Mr, ott shot m . . ,-.. aJirif ii. Knr. rowed $25 from Mi.v DnnuN, he tes - .if,.,, K,- ohs Slia'-iinaT her ;'" " . bobbed cur's indnrnan'1 ! e dcaledin her Irosom. He released he- ana that she i4Ci- Oil uaa married. j and she took the gun from her bsoTi E. G. Kresdorn. a bookkeeper at Ft. and shot Ott again. worth, formerly ot Kl PaM. tfttlfi.ri that he met Ott in El Paso in 1912. He said Ott was always beatine Mrs. . Ot U.Hlrfl ... Kill tAir. r- r iwring. manager 01 ine nous i"n ofrice 01 the Burns Internationa'; 1 tecti.e agency, testified how he "revented Ott from killing Mr ott.S December z in the St George hotel' here, two days before Mrs. ott shot ' "O- and killed Ott He was the second witness tor tne nerence. Arrests Another O 14 PAGES TODAY Hi P au-- ' aES- son L "aF; ' jgCfr HBafiE Brt jUi. - ATTORNEY m HE MS P1GKED F0RGE0F1D0 Informs ProhibT.on Agent He Will Defend Offidah warranFissued FOR DALRYMPLE Instructions Given to Delay Serving, Pending De velopments I BOS RIVER. Mich., Feb 35 TTar ing that he was prepared to ar rest every United States pror.'bi. tion agent in the connty was ssued today by state's attorney M. 5 Mo Ltonough in tne iron county proni- i bition dispute. He said h h4 ar- : ranged for 109 picked men to carry j out bis orders. McXtonough called on ral-vmplft to j tell him that If any attempt was i made to arrest any cne :n iron county or to raid any private home, he would arrest the federal agents. HIa statement about the 1M picked men was made to news paper men. He said a warrant has been Issued for the arrest of MaJ. A. V. Dalrymple. federal probJMtfon director for the cen tral state, who arrived last i .. night to press the prohihltiom 1 rata, I This warrant, be said, waa In the i hands of Chief of Pol'e Sensibs.. of iron Kiver, to wnom ne -.aa given orders to delay sermg t- warrants until -farther developments. IVlne la Isoeaied. The wine which wa& laser from the federal authorities las: wectc was found and destroyed by Ma- Dal rymple. Nine barrels of nuee ware located In the cellar of a pries.' house, where it had be-n placed for safe keeping and rolled into the street where Che agents knocked thf ends off the barrels and let tha i'-iuor ! run into the ftutter. The conference which waa to Ka -taken place between MaJ. DaJrTipte and the state officials has been post- ponca uaui xuca unit) a mts oiiu; ais 1 are found. I Mai. DairymPBle and his areata j ar expected to leave here immedi l atefy for the V irgii mine where as ' other raid will be made. t. S. Probe Revel t. Washington. D. C. Feb. TS X complete investigation of tfat prohibi tion ccntroversy in Iron county, Michigan, will be made by the bureau of Internal revenue, commissioner Roper announced today. H. M. Gayior. deputy prohibition eotnmisstoner, will leave tonight for Grand Rapids and Iron Paver city to take op with the authorities there (he controversy which led district prohi bition commissioner Dalrymple at Chicago to declare the county la "open revolt" Mr. Roper said, however, that the importance of Mr. Gay lord a visit should not be exaggerated. He aad been instructed to make a tear of the central district for otier pur poses and his itinerary was '-"lar-ted" in order to permit the bureau to ob tain first hand information of the case fn Michigan. Officials believed that it would be possible to get the confl ctmg a i thontles together and iron out th$ trouble without serious confluences. Mr. Gaylord. before leaving w'i con fer with assistant attorney r- neral Fnerson with respect to The depart ment of Justice attitude. KENTUCKY DISTILLERS CARRY FIGHT TO SUPREME COURT Louisville, Ky, Feb. ii. The Ken tucky Distilleries and Warenonse company yesterday laid before judge Walter Evans a petition alleging -he Mltntlon vu nnoomtitiit'onat. hrf i----r.--5ta------. ------- ---r certified to the supreme court of (Continued on page . eslmna 5. Accompanying tne nojse aetecii-. I cuip, or tne St. ueorge .lotei. 'in tns night of December 31. to The zew'ntB floor of the hotel ne saw a iran staua- ing outside of one of the doer?, he : testified. Tfte man was lit: ana tao tJdoor led to Mrs. Ott's room, he sa d. n nat are you uumg nr. u was asked. Tve given this (blank five rina tes to open this door and if she tloesn t do It I am going- to shoot 'iIl c.t of her, he said Ott said. Woman Shot at San Antonio. Dermg said he saw a gun sticking out of Ott's pocket Dr. H. H. Oglesby, of San Antono. told how in the sprit., of 191? he waa summoned by Andrew Ott to attend Mrs. Ott at the city hospital in San Antonio, suffering from ihe wound cf a bullet which had ertered her left breast and emerged irom tier back. naajifTilT fhmnrh - ltlTitr ant "Si-rni-lfj ! missing her heart. The docor said he did not know how the wound ra inflicted. "Who paid the bill?" Dr. Oglesby was asked. . j "It was ne-Jr paid," he replied and ' the judge scolded the audience for laughing. J W. J. Williams" saw Mrs. Ott kill her husband here Decern oer 23. After Mrs. Ott fired a bullet into ott s head , and be felL Williams ran up and 'caught Mrs. Ott's arm because he thnntrht th was trvina in shivit r- self. he testified. He saw. hocreer. that she was only putting the grou I nonan fraeirCes . itn I'lstol. Charley Williams told how on the l ay of the killing he took Mrs. Otr. , 4 Continued en page 7. eelnaan -L ' Tse proved elrenlatfon ef 40 The Et Paso Herald Is nearly 0 twice that ef nay ether tJ G Paso paper.