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   San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - October 26, 1913, San Antonio, Texas                                THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT THIRTY-FOURTH 278. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1913. FORTY-EIGHT PAGES TODAY-PRICE: FIVE CENTS MAYOR PUNS TO GO AHEAD WITH PAVING A Provide Funds Immediately by In- mm of Sinking Fund in Bonds HISTORIC CONGRESS HALL ALDERMEN IN FAVOR OF SCHEME; WoiiH tot tonllict With Sale'as Money Could later Be Replaced and Boads Delivered >AW6 EXPERT SEtECTED BY BROWN; "No man or set of men can keep' thlg city from going forward. The administration Is pledged to the ,cause of progress, It has been en- dorsed overwhelmingly by the citi- zenship and we propose to carry out plans for the betterment and upbuilding San Antonio." This was made last Anight by Mayor Clinton G. Brown; with the announcement that, with the approval of the coun- "biV; of the city's sinking fund would be utilized to purchase a-like amount of the paving bonds. An ordinance so stipulating will be introduced at the council meeting Monday and at the same time Mayor Brown will submit ;the name of C. D. Pollock of New York, as the city's >pavfng expert. ;The effect of-this proposed pur- chase of In paving bonds the sinking fund will be to give the city, money with which 1m- S'rovenients may be started Imme- iately. It.has been estimated, that vunder the front foot assessment plan and deducting the amount which PROS TO NAME A CANDIDATE NEXT SPRING Will Hold State Convention in Dallas. Counties to Select Delegates THE CAPTORS OF MONTEREY PUN RE-SUBMISSION IN 1915 Prohibitionists Outline Program at COB- ference la Center Strength Behind One Man in Campaign This building was tlie cftpttol ol (lie United Slates from 1790 to 1800. und is QUO of the most historic edifices tn country. Its comiilctc restoration has been accomplished find 011 October 25 It was ___ __ ____ ..._ _____ fated by President Wilson, In the presence of members of his cabinet, must be borne by the-San Antonio foreign diplomats and ranking officers of the army and navy. Con- Tractlon Company, this will I BWSS hall has been used as a courthouse for a century find the work of pave approximately 25 mtlea of restoration has been going; on for ten years. streets. Moreover, It In no sense ,'-1.. _ -._. -T- will with the contract made! ft tr city and the Continental BifijerojR) jTrij.st and payings oh the sale tif .eiitlrb; that agreement be BUS- plained ''of last, resort. ;'The bonds will still be in the pps- .of. and may sold understood that hlsj" salary will he Plan. Speakliig''of'his-proposal to pur- chase of the paving bonds with that amount of the sinking fund, Mayor Brown said: "San Antonio is not at the. mercy of the legal delay incident tp'the appeal of this attacking the validity of the "contract to'sell the bonds. .1: am not prepared, to say Mayor Brpjyn'sought out a number i that was its purpose, but so, we of'the ,aioYeTjrign to out howjcan and will-defeat it- This city is they would view the -suggestion, 'not penniless. The charter itself pro- Born? he-'was unable' to ftad but; vldes that the sinking fund may be those seen were unanimous In their j invested in city or improvement dis- >y ,It upon payment to the.sinking .of the, amount taken, together With the.-Interest earned. Aldermen Faror Plan. upon j thla course COMMITTEE TO WORK OUT DETAILS DALLAS, Tex.. Oct. of I a progressive prohibitionist to bo en- tered in the Democratic primary will be made at a state convention in Dal- las April 21, according to the plan adopted at today's conference of pro- hlbttionists to center the prohibition j strength behind one man for tho coming campaign. The Dallas convention will he a delegated body. As'a means of fix- ing the representation the prohibi- tion Democrats are called upon to hold precinct mass meetings March 2S. These precinct mass meetings are to select delegates to county con- April 4 and these county meetings will select the delegates to the state convention. After a lively argument it was de- cided to base the representation In the convention, upon the last vote cnst for submission of the prohibi- tion amendment. The ratio of rep- resentation upon this basis was left to the decision of an executive com- mittee. The chairman of this execu- tive committee Is A. "W. Walker of Dallas, who called today's confer- ence. Tie will name the members of the committee, which will have' representative. from each senatorial district. President Stands on Spot Where Washington Read Farewell Address. JESUS CAIIRAXZA. Curanza and Gonzales; two of tlie cldefa of the Ckmsiirational cause in the north, commamlcd- the forces that captured Monterey after hard fighting. Tliey were aided by several officers of the Constitutional   Road were destroytol with damnge. suffragette literature was found about the ashes both sta WEATHER WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. Clandy Sunday, much eolfler Mod nay lair and colder on the cout. West Texas: Cloudy and much cold Suiday; Monday lair, HOME WEATHER FOB TOURISTS, (ObaetVRttons made at 8 p. m.) ST. LOUIS: Temperature. 60; clear; 1 mtlt wind from the itmllieast: much cold cr Sunday; highest temperature Saturday 0 degrees, CHICAGO: 50: ilk wind from the northeast; colder Sun flay; hlBheet Saturday, MILWAUKEE: Temperature, 44- cleai 6-mlle wind from the southeast; muc colder; hTgheit Saturday, 52. ST. PAUL: Temperature. SO; ralnTng ;-mlte wlnrt from the coldei probably snow; hljfheat Sa urday. H. KAXSAK CITT: Temperature, 64; par )y cluodr; JO-mlle wind from the sout] caat: much colder Sunday; highest ten persture Saturday, 70. NEW TOBK: Temperature 62, cloud: 32-mile Wind from the east' rain Sunda; highest temperature Saturday, 68. BOSTON': Temperature. 60; cloudy; mile vlnd from the cast; rain Sunda hljliest temperature Saturday, WASHINGTON': 60, cload Pa., Oct. :anains where "Washington stood In eptember, 1796, when hfe read hts arcwell address to the American eople, in which he announced his retention to retire from public life, resident Wilson today road an ad- Today'a meeting was marked "by an enthusiasttc declaration that the conference members plan resubmls- aion In ISloland by the ovation given Cullen Thprnas, the only one .-of the threfr aiitfotincea' pro who participated in the conference. NoxNamo Suggested, Were frequent >ihat the pros see their only hope for suc- cess In the elimination of all pro candidates hut one. The conference distinctly asserted In Its resolution that It does not recommend the name of any candidate. In determining the representation hat each county and precinct shall have in the selection of the candi- late, tho vote for W. P. Ramsey will not be-taken as a standard. This was suggested and also a represen- .ation based upon the vote caat .for Woodrow Wilson and both were side- tracked for a representation based' on the vote for submission of the constitutional amendment in 1911, as suggested by A. W. Walker and dates suggested by the committee. The committee dates won. A speech of acceptance by Mr. Walker, pledging his best efforts to the SVICCCES of the project closed the conference. Just before adjournment Arthur Jones roee to innke ft public correction of his statement mado in the morning that Professor Carney was not a Democrat. The incident caused come commotion, Cullen Thomas was In the midst of his pcrofitlon after "Cyclone" Davis1 speech had resulted. In the adoption of a ten-minute rule. Car- ney called upon tho chair to call time. "That man who ls trying to interrupt the speaker 1s not even a asserted Jones. Jones announced In the afternoon that he was mistaken arid had learned that Carney was ft Democrat and voted for Woe-draw Wilson. Thomas' speech was the feature the- morning xjcnfwence. ress at the re-dedication ongress Hall, of old The" building; which was the ol of, the United States from o 1800, Is one of the most Import- nt historic edifices in the country, eing second in importance only to nde'pendenbc Hall Itself. It was in lew of-this Importance that Presi- ent Wilson and his cabinet and a elevation-from Congress, as welt as nany of .the foreign ambassadors, verp invited1 to-take part in the re- In this building which .stands at fie southeast corner of Sixth '.ind Chestnut streets, 'forming the Tvest- rn-. end- of the Independence Hall of historic "Wash- ngtonrwas inaugurated for his scc- n'd -term in the Senate chamber, vhich was 'on the second floor. Ir he Houfl? of Representatives on the ground'floor, John Adams took the mth as. second president of the United States. In the House, Wash- ington read his farewell address, and hdeed, his annual messages, and In his apartment also John Marshal announced to the saddened nation nd particularly to Congress, death of Washington. While Congress occupied the ._. _____ Id I n g, tho first eleven amead- ments to the constitution .were rati 'led, and the states of Vermont  crowded Into the hall to listen to her address on "The Aspect of Suffrage." Humanitarian John Deputy Sheriff Killed. TRINIDAD, Colo., Oct. 25.- Ncmo ot Denver, nged 30, a deputy sheriff of I.as Enas. was shot and killed and several other men are re- ported to have been wounded in a long range rifle battle between strik- ers and deputy sheriffs this after- noon at Ludlow. The battle lasted nearly three hourt- ED PASO, Tex., Oct. city of Monterey, capital of the state of Nuevo Leon and one of the most Im- portant strategic "points In- Mexico, has been captured br .Constitu- tionalists. The city fell yesterday noon. The confirmation Of the report was not telegraphed frozn Monterey until today. A terrific fire from machine was poured Into the city for 24 hours according to reports, and many per- sons were killed and wounded, while damage to the extent of several mil- Ion dollars has been done to prop- erty. The Constitutionalist force at- acking- Monterey was commanded >y Pablo Qoncaleg and Jesus Car- and numbered 2000- Colonel Contraa formed, a flank with 1000 of Torreon and Colonel Cos 00 well armed troops. The Federal garrison numbered about 2000. According to the report received here General Maas and Tellez with heir forces deflected as they lurried to the assistance of Mon- :erey. The first skirmish occurred at Mo- relos, a short distance from the city of Monterey on October 15. The Constitutionalists were victorious in his and then rushed to Monterey. Dne bfinj got Into the city by using the line of the International railway. At the same time another Constttu- .lonallst division captured San to, n suburb, and controlled one of tho main lines into the city. Felix Summerfleld, Mndero's body- guard and personal friend, received a telegram today from the Constitu- tionalist telegraph station, 25 miles north of Monterey, saying that the Federal garrison at Monterey -had surrendered nt noon Friday after two days of hard fighting. Bftfore the surrender the massage Blnted that lighting m the streets had been In progress since daybreak and, that the Federal loss had: been heavier than that of the Constitu- tionalists. The Constitutionalists were aided from within the town, which was strong anti-Federal because of the Madero Interests and relstlona there. Fighting ts sairi to have been con- tinuous since October 15. Loss of life Is placed at 1000 with another 1000 wounded. General Mtigria, Constitutionalist, was probably fatally wounded in the opening day's fight. General Jesus Carranza, brother of the Constitutionalist leader, di- rected the besiegers. Obtains Pledges From Candidates to Assist in Restoring ranza Won't Participate MEXICO CITY, Oct. of cavalrymen, fifteen each, patroled all parts of the city today and continue to- night. This show of force, as officially stated, was merely a pre- cautionary measure on the eve of election. It caused alarm, how- ever, and among the poor classes, who live from day to day, there was a scramble to get a supply of provisions to last over Sunday, but after a flurry lasting several hours, the excitement died out and many who had spent their Saturday night pnlque money for Sunday provisions, took occasion to upbraid Spanish grocery keepers, who do practically all the grocery bnsiness of the town, for frightening them into spending their money in advance by stating the stores might be closed. Agreement Reached "by Candidates. A proclamation was posted on the street corners during the day signed by Calero Gamboa, De La Fuente, Requena, Rascon and Flores Magon, stating that the candidates all agreed to abide peaceably by the results of the balloting and in the event of the elections being void to lend their assistance to the gov- ernment in restoring that new elections could be held. The Felix Diaz party was represented in the proclamation by1 Requena. President Huerta called to the palace this afternoon as many of the candidates for the presidency and vice presidency as He cold assemble and obtained pledges for the establishment of peace following the elections tomorrow. Huerta May Retain Presidency. Under the compact all defeated candidates will help the successful one, if any is elected, to crush the revolution through- out the country. If none is elected, all will help keep Huerta m the presidency until new elections can be held and meantime will help him establish peace. The conference waa attended by Frederlco Gamboa, presidential candidate of the Clerical party; David de la Fuente, liberal Repub- lican candidate; Manuel Calero, candidate of the Liberal party; Jose Maria Kequeno, vice presidential candidate on the ticket with Felix Diaz; General Eugenie Rascon, Dr. Gregorlo Mandlta'bal and jeaua Floras Magon. the other presi- dential candidates. The conference Is to been harmonious In ths extreme, all the candidates pledging- themselves to Uve agreement. Carranza Won't PtarOdpftte. Venustiano Carranstt, reiterated tonight that under no circum- stances he In the elections or admit, that any slec- tions could: legally be held te Mex- ico at present. His declaration "was called forth by the arrival Ic'Her- moslllo of Bemardlo Calero, cam- paigning In the of the can- didacy of his brother. Manuel Cal- ero, for the presidency. He sought in audience with Carranta, but It ivas denied. The police assigned to the various districts have oeen instructed to ob- serve a strictly neutral attitude; in addition, 4000 troops In barracks be ready to suppress any at- tempt at disorder. Neither govern- ment officials nor candidates look Hotel Where General Is Stop- ping Closely Watched. May Be Imprisoned. NEW RECORD ESTABLISHED Pedestrian Hikes From York to Philadelphia. PHILADKLPHIA, Pa.. Oct. Walking ten hours In a slight dris- 2le and more than eleven hours In a driving rainstorm, John H. Scott, the veteran pedestrian of this city, ar- rived at the city hall at o'clock this morning, breaking the' record between New York and Philadelphia, His time was 21 hours and 29 min- against the former record of 21 hours 35 minutes and 10 seconds. Scott left the city hall, New York, ycfltcrdny morning at o'clock, being sent on his way by Mayor Kline, This Is the fifth time Scott has walked between these ttvo cities. VERA CRUZ, Mer., OcL German Hotel whera General Diaz been stopping, Is closely watch- ed by secret service men In the em- ploy of thff government, and friends of assort that only by strategy can be even now escape. They be- lieve only by asking asylum In American consulate can he escape mpriaonment. The only way to reach the con- sulate ta across the roof or by the street. Special police appeared on the roofs of the houses In that block early this morning and twtce crossed over the roof of the consulate. Both times they were ordered away bv Mr. Canada. At 5 o'clock this even- ing- they were occupying adjoining roofs. In the railway yard opposite the consulate are tho soldiers who accompanied the minister of war's messenger to General Diaz and who ETC here to act as au escort for Diaz to Mexico City. Persons close to General Diaz ex- pect developments tonight or early tomorrow. Another Haven Wreck. WESTERLY, R. I.. Oct. persona were Injured when the G1H- crtgc Express of the Xcw York, Kcw Haven Hartford railroad jumped the track hero this evening. The baggage car ana five conches Jump- ed the track, four of the coaches being overturned. So far as known none of the passengers were fatally Injured, CUERO IN LIMELIGHT War Department Pulled Over the "Turkey Trot" Festivities. WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. The War Deportment was puzzled to- day by a request from Cuero, Tex. for 400 cots for a "turkey trot fes- tival." The telegram to the depart- ment read: "It Is very necessar> that we have 300 or 400 addltlona cots to partially take care of the crowds that are expected during our 'turkey trot' celebration." Cuero is a great turkey shipping point and the annual Thanksgiving shipment is to be made the occa- sion for A celebration. for trouble. To d ay. as yesterd ay. then was but little evidence of popular Inter- est In tomorrows election for the preslden cy. Eve n th e- Fe-Hctslas have been most in advancing tho claims of their can- didates, have relapsed tnto qutes- ence and are awaiting the outcome apathy. Supporters of Gam- boa, who has tho outward support of Huerta, do not appear cottfidc-nt of the sincerity of thE3 support. Havo Abandoned All Hope. The liberals and Lfberal Republi- cans, whose candidates are Calero and David de la Fnente re- spectively, make no secret of hav- ing- abandoned all hope of the elec- tion of their candidates. Two more arrests were mado to- day In connection with aHeged anti- administration plots. General Maria Servln. formerly chief of staff of Minister of War Mondra- gon, was arrested late In the day charged with complicity in a plot to interfere with the elections to- re arrow. Manuel Madero, a cousin of the Inte president, was also At SaltlHo for alleged connection with a plot against Huerta. The othtr members of the Madero family. Daniel and Evaristo Madero. who have been arrested In connection with the same alleged plot, are re- pcrtevl to have arrivod at Taraplco, whence they arc- to bo UXen Vera Cruz. they Will confined In the fortress of Juan de Utloa to await trial charges of sedition. Lato this afternoon (Continued on   

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