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!Llve! CGDEN CITY, UTAH, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1913 ZZ U
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APPEAL FOR
BETTER LAWS
Governor Wilson Urges
Progressive Reforms
for New Jersey
if Trenton. N. ! Fan 11. President
elect Wilson In hie capaeitv as Gov
ernor of New Jersey sent his second
annual message to the legislature
which convened today was DfB
last lormal appeal to' tho legislature
for the completion of the program I
of progressive legiplation for which
I he declared himself when he took
office.
Foremost among the laws advocat- '
ed are a radical revision of thp sta
tutes governing corporations and bet-,
ter laws in the matter of drawing
Juries The governor recommends the !
commission form of government for
cities and speaks strongly In fnor of i
economies In the state adnilnistra- I
tion In conclusion he expresses the I
hope that New Jersey will rat If v
the constitutional amendments prp
A vlding for a tax on incomes, and Hie
election of United States senators by
direct vote of the people The gov
ernor's message was written whila
the presloent -elect was in Bermuda
and constitute? his only political
writing since election.
New Jcraey "Another of Trusts"
At th outset of the document
there is a personal note of regret at
lBvlng New Jersey and an expres
sion of gratitude and obligation to
Ihose who stood by him In carrying
out re form b. Almost without preface,
I however, the governor calls attention
that Now leisev Bhall never again
be rslied ' the Mother of Trusts,' the
message Is addressed to a legislature
that Is, for the flrsr time during his
administration. Democratic in both
branches.
The corporation laws of the state
notoriously stand in need of altera
tion, the governor says. Thev aie
manlfesrly Inconsistent with the in
terests of the people in the all-mis'
portent matter of monopoly, and as
they stand, far from checking mo
nopoly, they actually encourage it
T'ne whole country has set Its face
sgalnt ibis method of forming ast
combinations and cresting monopoly
Governoi Wilson declares "1 am
sure that too people of New Jersey,"
t ha ccntln 169, 'doe? not dissent from
,i the common Judgment that our law
H mufti prevent theBc things and pre- ,
vent theni very effectually,"
Statutes Should Be Amended
The governor says the Btatutec of
the s'.-ite should be amrr.de to pro-'
ii) Tide eorn responsible official super- I
II tIbIo:". of the whole process of incor-
II po.ation and provide. In addition, sal--ui
u'.ir checks, upon unwarranted and
rl f i c t i c : o : a Increases of capital No j
it lcg.t. mate business will be Injured or
era harmfully restricted by such action. 1
III Ti c-- matter fi 'eM the honor and j
p g;-,i ."?.ifn of the stnte and should be!
si acted ..pen at once and cvith clear
m puipr ;e.
Jury Draw;ng.
gjt After declaring thai the stnte
3tl should enact legislation to protect its j
.Ml people from Irresponsible i"r
ft 'who oft.", for "'lb ?ectr:tles of 8V
te' erv sort the co , mn: turned to the .
eel Question or jury drawing "Why baa
II i no legislat .re evei ioua and'
Mi eirr.e?t . . .t--e!f to em r-'i t this
Kt condition ' h asks 'The drawing,
t&tl of g. i !,-. and ev ell up I .
fl ca'-ion ')-. rii-f. y :n- ,,.-t .t ; .i
era f" notoriously subject to political In
bsi f'uence and control in this -t.ite. and
I tola can and should be remedied '
Of Public Utilities
tail Continuing the governoi pointed
re' out rrffunis in the stat s taxation
lis system and suggested thai the bo
al of puidir ui il.i. mm tin -, inner - be
) t granted additional .M.. ( is t,, , imiu
em1 ate dangerous grade railroad cross- j
,fcei Ings In "n thoroughl) practical rash
o(Ion." The board, be urged should
Al also be given nowei to require rail-J
roftf rods to nian iln.ii trains with ade
a:' quate r rev. -
ijSt1 Commends Ccmm'ssion Government.
Ujr 'hile commanding the legislature
i of IfOl for passing the acl w rmittiim
ijiell cities and towns to adopt the com
mission form of government, the gov-
prnor urged a fuller extension of the
Jt' B stern
Ifltf "The path of reform iu thai field."
jitlhe added "Is uuquestionablv tbe pass
, jffilo greater freedom It j? ;, Question
guflllof municipal government, perhaps tn
yjrfl most serious Question in the- method
jgf 4 of governing that now confronts the
itiUnlted Stqte as a nation 1 covet
' jjlfor New Jersey the honor of showing
Ebe way of liberty and self respect -j0lJlng
re-orgfcnizatlon
New Jersey Farmer
"Tbe farmer has not l,rpn served as
ho might be,' continues the uover-
nor. ' We hao set up and subsidized
agricultural schools. horticultural
Schools st hoo'ls of poultry breeding
,and the rest and they have done ex
cellent wort But R more effective
waj st j,aP lf,n loinil b which
the ia i n, or can bP served. Lectures
:"nl schools and experimental farms
attached to schools like laboratories
nr.' excellent, but thev cannot of
themselves push their work home
Some states have goue much beyond
tills and we should follow them with
zest '
State Wastefully Conducted
On the question of economy, Gov
ernor Wilson says 'The business of
''" state lg conducted with vyasfe
fulneBs, a duplication of effort, con-'
iiialon and conflict of function which
no business .hum prise could survive
for sjx months There is an extra
ordinary multiplicity or hoards com
missions, departments and miscel
laneous offices, overlapping, connect-:
od without being co-ordinated, inde
pendent of one another and vet nat
urally belonging to a single system
atic whole, which ought to be drawn
together, rumpljfled. brought into
proper relations, pinned and put up
on a footing of efficiency which will
also be a footing of economv and '
quic;; responsibility We are wasting
the public moneys and are not tot
ting the results which good business
methods v ould get "
Amendments Needed.
The governor dwells at length on
'the need and demand" for a consti
tutional convention in New Jersej
and i inn ludea his message with an
appeal for the ratification of the two
proposed amendments to the nation
I a. I constitution He says.
"Two great amendments to the
constitution of 'be United States
await the ratification ot New Jersev,
the amendment conferring upon the
congress of tbe United States on un
mistakable terms the power to lew
I taxes on incomes and the amendment
I providing for the election of senators
of the Itiited States by the direct
vote of the people. I cannot loo
strongly urge upon the legislature
the ratification of both these amend
ments We cannot Keep our place
among the progressive states of tbe
Union and reject them Indeed we
shall be In a very small minority if
we do reject them.
Compliments Senator Fielder
May I not, in closing, express the
satisfaction I led In the Knowledge
that when 1 lav down the duties of
J governor 1 shall leave them in tbe
i hands of Senator Fielder, a man of
proved character, capacity fidelity
'and devotion to the public service, a
man of a rype to which the people
of the state desire their public men
to conform 1 look back with the
greatest admiration to that fine group
of men in tbe houses whose names all
the state knows and honors, who sot
the pace in the davs vhen the state
was to be redeemed. It is men like
these who have rendered the policies
and relorms of the last two years I
I possible ft is men like these who
will carrv them forward and the peo
I pie of the state will sustain them
Thev will sustain no others Woe!
Iiotide the individuals or the partv
groups that turn away from the path
Future With These Who Serve
The future is with those who serve,
and who serve without secret or sel
fish purpose A free people has come
to know its own mind and its own,
friends."
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TWO $30,000 BONDS
ARE PRESENTED
Indianapolis. Ind . Jan 14. - Two
bonds of ?'"."M) each for the release
Horn the federal penitentiary at Fort
Leavenworth. Kan., of W J. McCain
and Hert Brown of Kansas City, two
Of the 3:; labor leaders convicted in
the alleged "dynamite conspiracy"
m il were presented to United States
Attorney Charles W. sillier here yes
terday and Immediately were with
drawn. I V Howells, a Kansas City at
torney, af-ked that Mr Miller approve
the bonds at once, as he desired to
catch a train for home Mr Mill, r
declared he would be unable to In
vestigate the sureties at mice, and
Howells left saying he would return
late
WASHINGTON PARK
PLAN IS APPROVED
Trenton. N J, Jan. IS Governor
Wilson approved today tbe plans for
i the establishment of a park at the
spot, where General Washington and
his army crossed the Delaware river
the night before the battle of Trenton
The proposed park will contain about
300 acres and will he located six
miles above 1 his city
h legislative committee will en
deavor to obtain financial help from
I congress In an effort to make the
ipark a national Institution.
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How to Buy Better
lit i
4Ji Things at Lowest Price
le. ?
)Qtf Advertising enables you to buy
lIBjf better things mt the price you for-
, & merh paid tor Inferior quality
Advertising enables a mancfac- ,
turer or a merchant to sell the besl
of everything at its lowest price
Through advertising he ' an sell to
ajf ten where without it he could sell
j t to but one
' Advertising enables you to pur
chase new and better things to
wear, home needs and comforts
tfi
everything at Its lev -si prlc d
vertlslng tells you what to bio
where to buy and how to bU 10
best advantage
It Is a powerful factor In the
successful development of business
and a 1 1 a I factor in the economi
cal mnnngem'nt of the home Read
the STANDARD'S advertisements
closely and constant ever da
and purchase everything irou lu;
roost economically
CONFERENCE
TO BREAK UP
I Allies to Instruc t Com
manders in Field That
Armistice Is Ended
London. Jan II The decision def
inite! to break up the peace con
ference in London simultaneously
with the presentation to the Turkish
government of the note of the Euro
pean powers, was reported todaj by
the chl fs ol the iiesce delegations or
the Balkan allies
The resolution of the representa
tive,, ol Bulgaria Greece Montenegro
and Servia will be ommunicated to
the porte in a fornml note Vt rhe
same time it yas decided to Instruct
the commanders of armed forces ol
the allies in the field to terminate
the armistice which has been In op
eration since December 3
Varying Success of Greeks.
Since thai date hostilities between
Buk-aria and Sery la on the one side
and Tin kev on the other have entire .
Iv ceased (Ireece, which did not
sign the armisiice protocol, however,
has continued fighting against Tur
key, both on sea and Land, with vary
Montenegro also, which was nom
inally a party to the armistice, has
been engaged, in the interim in
many severe skirmishes with (he
troops forming the garrison of the
Turkish fortress of Scutari, which
shows no signs of yielding li is be
llleved lhat the Ottoman troops there.
mo?f of whom form part of the reg
'ular army, are fairly well provided
with food and ammunition
Janlna Rallying Point
Janina, in the south of Epirus, was
;the rallying point for Turkish troops
who escaped from Monastir and oth
ei places in Macedonia and Albania
The Greeks have closed all ap
proaches to the fortress from the
south, but to the north and west
; the communications are still open.
Conflicting Reports.
Conflicting reports as to conditions
j in the great fortress of Adrianople
are current, but it appears eyideni
thai the Turkish troops and Inhabi
tants of the city are suffering from
disease and lack of supplies They
(have been besieged eyer since the
j last week of October by the advanc
ing Bulgarians and other fresh troops
Before the Tchatalja lines, defending
Constantinople there is a great army
I of Bulgarians who are strongly en
trenched The threatening note of the allies
, to the Turks js to be worded in such
la way that it will become effective
only in the event of the Ottoman
government refusing compliance with
the advice given in it by the ambas
sadors of the European powers
The members of the Balkan
: league are of the opinion lhat the
! note drafted by the European diplo
mats is so diluted that it requires
the admixture of a vitalizing tonic
and this, they think, will be supplied
by their threat to continue hostilities.
Grand Council.
The latest advices received by the
i Turkish delegates show that the Ot
toman grand council has not met at
j Constantinople yet and that it proh
iably will not meet The Turkish
envoys understand that Kiamll Pasha
I the grand vizier will in all proba
bility resign. The situation developed
I in such a way that the grand coun
cil will be called together
Observers of the situation in Lon
don express the opinion that Turkey
will reject the advice of the European
i powers and thai hostilities will be
I resumed
Allies Ready to Fiht.
The representatives of the Balkan
I allies declare that they are ready to
face all events They say that no
fewer than 100,000 of their troops are
i concentrated along the lines of the
fortress oi Tchatalja, while all the
heavy siege batteries have been plac
i ed in position before Adrianople.
I General Boyovitch the Servian
:hero ol Monastir asserts that with
in two days Adrianople can now be
I captured.
Austria to Enforce Claims.
Although the mobilization of the
Russian and Italian armies is denied,
there is no doubt that Austria-Hungary
still maintains her armaments
with ibe object of enforcing her
clainig in the Balkans, especially in
I Albania.
The plenipotentiaries remark thai
I the altitude of Austria-Hungary is
not so much against them as against
Italy and that for this reason and
lowing to the rivalry between these
two members of the triple alliance,
the Balkan states will suffer Thev
assert that Ausrrla-ITungary ? de-
, privtng Montenegro of Scutari only
because, i" cae thai citv does not
'become the capital of Albania Vvlona,
which I under the direct influence of
Italy, will tie chosen.
j The funds In tin Ottoman treasury
are insufficient to meet the coupon
jnf th" Turkish 5 per cent loan of 1896,
which is due today but the imperial
ottoman bank has made arrange
ment to assure Its payment Tbe loan
, amounted to S14.856.000. and the
amount still outstanding as unredeem
ed is 118,276.000
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DECREASE SHOWN
IN COTTON REPORT
Washington Ian I I Cotton con
sumed in the Cnlted States during
December amounted 446,827 run
ning bales, compared with 475,240
i. ales m November and 511,286 balei
in October according t, tho census
bureau's monthly report, issued here
this morning,
I Cotton consumed In iouou growing
State during December was 221,977
bales and In all other states 220,310
bales.
The number of active cotton apin
hles In use D cumber 31 was 30,146,
T.'.r., of which 11.010,422 were in cot
ton growing states and 18,636,334 In
all other states
( it ton on hand Decembei :i was
1,906,030 bales, of which 1,704,430
bales were In manufacturing estab
lishments (940,359 bales in cotton
growing states and 7G4 0(11 bales In
all other slates), and 3,200,615 bales
were in Independent warehouses (3.
HG4.1SU hales In cotton growing slates
and ul,i::r. in all other states i
Imports of foreign cotton during
December were 25.075 bales ol
pounds each, of which .'I.'.is were
from Egypt iii bales from Peru,
M'.it bales from China and '; I It", bales
from all other countries
Exports of cotton during Decem
bei amounted to 1,391,38a bales, of
Which males went to the Cnit-
ed Kingdom 348,346 bales o Ger
many, Mi."i.:73 bales to Prance 57.
.'.nf. bales to Hal' and iTt bales to
ail other countries
TODAY IN
CONGRESS
Washington Jan. l i
Senate.
Convened at noon
Senator McLean urged passage of a
bill for the protection of migratory !
i birds.
w. winkfieid told campaign
funds investigating committee how
Archbold letters were obtained
Indian affairs committee app oved
: resolution authorizing department of
justice to investigale affairs ol the
Crow Indians In Montana.
House
Convened at noon
Resumed debate on postoffice ap
propriation bill
Army appropriation bills carrying
$63,830,177 were reported
vlctal schedule tariff revision hear
jing was continued before ways and,
me mi committee.
Fe-tus 1 Wade to'd banking and:
currency committee that the country
could uevei havo a sound monetarv 1
svslem without a central bank.
no
JOHNSON SKIPS
WITH WHITE WIFE
Chicago, Jan. 14. It was reported
; here early today that .lack Johnson,
I negro prize fighter, accompanied by
bis vvhKc .vife and two negro friends,
was on a train hound foi Toronto,
Canada
Johnson is under $3rt,00i bond to
appear iu the United States district
court to answer to indictments charg
ing violation of the Mann act. Tbe
pugilist's bond was supposed to keep
him within the statu until his trial
Johnson is said to have rold friends
that he intended taking a trip to
Toronto for a couple of days. Johnson
announced some time ago tnat ho had
received offers to fight in Russia. anJ
the opinion was ventured that he
might be intending to sail via Hali
fax. United States Marshal Hoy said
he had no authority to stop Johnson
I even if he was on his way to Can
ada No one could be aroused bj tele
phone at the Johnson home eark- to
day. The first information regardinc
Johnson's Bight from the city was
given by the publication in a local
newspaper of a telegram Troni a pas
senger who recognized Jonnson and
his party in the train
Charles S. Dewood.v, superinten
dent ot the department of Justice in
Chicago, wired the iolice at Hattlc
Creek to arresi Johnson.
Shortly after his arresi Johnson
called Supt Dewoody by telephone
and explained that he had no Inten
tion of staying In Canada or making
an extended trip He saiJ he had
no thought of escapinc the federal
laws or attempting to forfeit his 30.
000 bond
Johnson was Indicted several
months ago by tbe federal grand jury
on several counts for alleged violation
Of the Mann acl aud Is at liberty on
bonds He is also charged with smug
gling valuable Jewelr) into this coun
try for his vybite wile, who commit
ted suicide several months ago. The
latter case is pending In the United
States court
The Mann act charge is not extradi
table and tor this reason lohnson has j
! no right to leave the country, the au
thorities assert. His payment on the
train of cash fare to Toronto indi
cated his intention to go to Canada ;
say the police
Application was made to Federal
Judge Carpenter for a bench warrant
for Johnson s arrest as a fugitive The
court declined to issue the warrant
when Attorney Bachrach. who appear-
( for Johnson, said he would produce !
his client In court tomorrow mornin
Vttorney Bachrach said that John
SOU would voluntarily return to Chi
cago, and that an attempt would be
made to have him again admitted to
bail Because of his leaving the lur
Isdlction of the court, federal authori
ties vvill urge that Johnson be not j
admitted to bail
WARM WAVE OVER
WHOLE COUNTRY
Seattle. Jan. 14 A warm wave Is
overspreading the whole country ycst
of the Rocky mountains i , h(j, i
its Influence It S expected a great
volume Of snow In the Cascade menu
tains soon will be begin w, m,..
Tin Northern Pacifh mountain di
vision is in operation The 'ireai
Northern and Milwaukee- rallroadl
are still blockaded, but are making
progreats toward restoration The
w( ather today is favorable 'u tra,
leering Washouts bo late m 1 1 -wiuu-r
arc not feared.
CANAL BILL
INTRODUCED
Sen. Root Would Elimin
ate Free Tolls and
Avoid Arbitration
Washington, Jan 14 Senator Root
introduced today a bill to amend the
Panama i anal act to eliminate the
1,1 "ot Ision exempting American coasi
ships from the payment of tolls
The bill Is expected to reopen the en
tire question of Panama tolls now .;t
issue with Great Britain and to pave
the way for a new discussion of the
Bubjei ' in tin- senate
Senator Ftool gave notice thai he
would speak January 21 in support
of the bill and it is understood that
a number of otner senators will de
bati I he question
Many of the senate members have
declared recently that they favored
j meeting Great Britain's objections to
I the canal law by repealing the free
tull provisions rather than submitting
i be whole subject to arbitration on
the question of the right of the Unit
ed Stales to grant free passage to
American-owned ships. Senator Root
opposed the free toll provision when
the act was passed last summei and
since then has favored either arbitra
tion or the striking out of the clause.
MEN CAUGHT
WITH GOODS
El Paso Police Take For
mer Secret Service
Men in Holdup
E Paso, Tex, Jan 14. L. S Ross.
Iformei secret service operative for
'the I nlted States government, and
V L Schneider, former secret oper
ative of the Denver & Rio Grande
railroad in Colorado, were arrested
b, the Ivl Paso police shortly after
midnight this morning following a
holdup nr eleven alleged gamblers in
a hotel.
The police received a tip that the
, holdup would occur and were in
waiting In an ad joining hotel. They
claim that thev could see the holdup
through the window and that while
it was taking place they rushed into j
i the hotel and caught Ross as he was;
J coming down the stairs. The police
I declare they took $1,.2i.ku rash,
about $'. i worth of diamonds and
three revolvers from Ross Tbe men
w'ho were robbed Identified the mon
ey and diamonds as theirs. Schneid-I
1 er was not arrested in the hotel, but
was taken into custody later In bis
oificcs .li a nearby building where he
and Ross operate a detective agency.
Ross connection with the Cnlted
St3tes secret service ended a few
i months ago. following the alleged dls.
'coverv that certain arms seized from j
.Mexican rebels by United States de
tectives had been sold to a local arms i
I house
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NAVAL COLLEGE
EXTENSION OPENS
I Washington. Jan It The extension
of the naval war college was opened
here last night with exercises in tbe
! National museum, at which addresses
were delivered by Secretary of the'
Navy Meyer and Captain William S.
Sims. U S. N.
The object of the extension, as out
lined by Secretary Meyer, is to bring
to the attention of Mr. Meyer and
navy officers Information proposed at
the naval war college and to add to
such knowledge the expert knowledge
of prominent citizens who will give
weekly lectures
The subjects to be considered will
embrace naval policy, strategy, tac
tics, combined operation of army audi
navy, foreign relations. International!
law, the Panama canal and Its effect
on naval strategy and on tbe inter
course of this couutry with Latin- 1
American countries.
"WATCH TRUST"
IS INVESTIGATED
W ashington, Jan M The Waltham
Watch company) alleged to be In the
"watch trust.' was investigated at
the outset today E. C Fitch of Walt
ham, Mass.. testified that the com
lanv could manufacture watch dia's
cheaper than he could buy abroad.
Bald that the Waltham Watch corn
pan was orlglnallj capitalized at $5.-
i hat n reorganized with a!
capitalization of $12. - tangible
JBei j 0j ig ,i" 000, with patents and
. , od will worth W,97i
The witness told of th. r. e.
item e of s selling agen ttiai han
dled th- Waltham Watch company's
products He sai.i one ol
th ee partners In 'he selling agen-
, ea) i, of whom receit ed $60,000 a
ear salary
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OFFICERS TAKE
PUGOFF TRAIN
flattie Creek, Micb.. Jan N at k
lohnson. negro heavyweight pugilist,
was iaken off 8 train here early l0
daj t'v the police here and is being
held pending the Brrlvai oi Chicago
authorities who requested bla Jeten
,,,, lohnson was accompanied by
bis white wife and two negro Mends
.cuidlng to 'he local officers he
admitted that be was on fib. way to
Toronto. The pugilist iK being de
i. imed at the home of a negro l.e-nd
Johnson is said to have tint in
sisted lhat the local authorities
no right to detain him. but when a
patrol wagon came In sigbi he left
the train without further complaint
He said he did not wish to violate
any of the terms of the bond Insuring
his appearance in United State d
trict court and simply intended to go
to Toronto to consult with Tom Flan
agan, tiis former manager, regarding
a proposed fight with i Palzer in
Paris lie claimed that the latter's
manager had offn d iM arrange ,
light for $25,000
MAINE MUST VOTE
AGAIN TOMORROW
VugUSta, Me. Jan 14 There yvis
no Choice today In Hie first ballot for
I nlted Stales senator. The vote ,n
the house stood i each for former
Congressman Edwin C Burleigh, Re
publican, and Senator Obadiah Gard
ner, Democrat, in the senate part)
lines were strictly followed and Pan
leigh received 21 votes and Gardner
LO The first joint ballol will be tak
en tomorrow
There is uncertainty as to the Pro
gressives in the legislature Nomi
nally the Republicans have seven
more than the necessary majority of
92 it' members of known Progressive
tendencies vote with them
no
ST ATES VOTE ON
NEW SENATORS
Boise, Jan. H United States
Senator William A. Borah received
evei y Republican vote In the Idaho
legislature today and was re-elected
i foi the six-year term beginning
March I next He received a total
of seventy-five votes In the two
, houses. The seven Democratic mem
bers cast their votes as follows: G
W tannabill, 5: K 1. Perky. 2
The first ballot in the senate for
I short term senator resulted in no
j election. The senate was first to
! vote for a short term senator, the
house late today having failed to call
a vote
Denver. Jan. li Former Governor
Charleg S Thomas and Governor John
P Shafrotb, Democrats, were elected
il niled States senators from Colora
do today, the senste and house vot
ing separately. Twelve Republicans
;in the house aud threo in the senate
voted lor the Democratic candidates
in compliance with pledge No I,
taken prior to the November election
to support the senatorial candidates
receiving the highest preferential
yote. The vote ot the two houses
stood :
Short term Thomas, Democrat. RS;
Waterman, Republican, 9; Vincent,
Progressive, 1 ; Stevens, Progressive,
1; Absent 1. Total, 100.
Dong term Shafrotb, Democrat,
8f,. Dawson. Republican. 11 Catlln.
Progressive. 1 Hunter. Democrat, 1,
absent 1 Total. 100.
The election will be ratified form
allv at a joint session tomorrow.
John W w eeks of Newton received
a majority vote for United States sen
ator in both houses of the Massachu
setts legislature today He polled the
full Republican strength In the sen
ate the vote was: Weeks. 2i; Whiffle
( Democrat ) . 1 1
In the house the vote was Weeks,
134; Whiffle, 61.
The two bouses vvill meet in joint
convention tomorrow to ratify the
vote.
William Alden Smith was reelected
Cnlted States senator by the Michi
gan legislature today A joint ses
sion of the legislature will be held
tomorrow to ratify today's election.
PRATT IS ELECTED
SPEAKER OF HOUSE
Cheyenne, Wyo . Jan. 14 M L
Pratt, Republican, who refused to en
ter the Republican caucus, today was
elected temporary speaker of the
bouse, receiving the solid support of
the Democratic members. W. J.
Woods was chosen temporary secre
larv The Democrats declare that
they will vote to make the temporary
organization permanent and will en
deavor to prevent the re-election of
United States Senator F. B Warren.
M. L Manson (Republican) also I
voted with the Democrats
In the senate tne nepuum
a safe majority Tor Birney H Sago
as president pro tern
Republicans are not as yet admit
ting that Pratt and Manson will con
tinue to vote and work with the Dem
ocrats against the re-election of Sen
ntor Warren, and for his opponent,
John B Kendnck of Sheridan.
The senate is safely Republican
i witb a majority of five. Two contests
have been brought by Democrats, but
'these are not expected to be success
ful In the event, however, that the
Democratic Progressive organization
be adpoted throughout from .speaker
to pages there Is undoubted power In
the buns sustain the contests
iKaiust i he contestants. This would
mean that on Joint ballot, with the
Democrats taking the place of the
ontested Republicans In the house
and Manson and Pratt voting with
the Democrats the latter could mns
ter Ai for Kendrlck to 41 Republican
votes for Warren.
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MELTING SNOWS
CAUSE TROUBLE
Reading, Cal., Jan. 14 Melting
mow and heavy rains are making
trouble here for the Southern Pacific
i he northbound Shasta Limited
struck a snow-slide last night at Ken
neth and was delayed an hour For
tunately the train was running slowly
and the most serious damage done
was to tear loose the pilot from the J
engine
The Sacramento river it- sb reel j
above low water and rising rapidly.
I
NEWSENATE I
TO BE UNITED
Progressive Democrats i
Will Control Leaders
Successful I I
Washington. Ian 14. President-
elect Wilson's declaration at Tren- f
ion yesterday that h.- would jMrk only If
progressives" lor the work or the
tew- admiistratlon brought Democratic
leaders of the senate today statements
that the new President would have
the support of a united Democratic I
majority in the senate when he be
gan his presidential term.
Efforts to unite the Democrats, with
the control virtually given to the
progressives," have been so far so
successful that leaders predict that
I her, w in )(J uo opeil break in lhft
organisation of the new senate. 1
The ' reorganization" element will,
it is understood, yield the chairman-
ships c.r committees to the older sen- I
ators entitled to them by rank: but
will insist upop a full voice In the
control of each committee and in i
the selection of its members. .
Senators Martin and Hoke Smith, I
recognised as the leaders of the Dem- ,
ocratli forces In the senate, both re-
fused to see in the remarks of the f
President-elect any especial cornier. f
tion with i he situation in the senate I
and predict a settlement of all the f
differences in that body
REFORMS I
ARE URGED I
Iowa Governor Would
Create a New State
Official I
Des Moines la., Jan 14. Governor J
B F Carroll, in his final biennial mes
sage to the thirty-fifth general assem
bly cd Iowa this afternoon, laid spe- I .
clal stress on the enactment of pro- I
j per laws lor prison reform, compen
sation for working men injured in ac
cidents, good roads and the enlarge
ment of the state aapltol ground. I
Both branches of the legislature met
In joint session at 2 o'clock to listen
to the reading of the message.
Among other things, the retiring
governor recommended the creation nr
an official to be known as a "state
sheriff," who would be available for
the investigation of such crimes is
that which occurred at VUllscs abour.
a venr ago. when a whole family was
murdered one night. Xo clue of the
assassins has ever been discovered.
Tbe arbitration of strikes and labor
disputes and plans for the elimination
of the so-called "padrone" system in
employment agencies of the state,
were among other recommendations.
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POLICE SEARCHING
FOR MISSING MAN
Uos Angeles, Cal.. Jan 14 The po
lice of Venice, a seaside suburb, be
gan today a search for John F. Cord
! roy, manager of an amusement en
I terprise of PortlanJ Oregon. who
j could not be found at his hotel and
whose pocketbook, containing round
trip tickets for himself and Mis- Cord
roy from Port laud to Los Angele-,,
some money and a card showing lus
membership In the Elks lodge, was
picked up this morning on a stairway
From B pier to the beach.
Cordroy was to have met El I -wood
Salisbury, president of a Pitts
burg engineering construction compa-
csterdav to discuss a business
proposition, but failed to keep the
appointment. That, and the finding
of tbe pocketbook today, gave rise to
the suspicion that be might have nv I
with some disaster.
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FLOOD BULLETINS
FURTHER RISE INDICATED.
Washington. Jan. 14. Tbe flood bul
lctln issued by the weather bureau to
day H
' The Ohio river is falling above the
mouth of the Great Kanawha river,
but continues to rise below The H
stage at Cincinnati this morning was
61. l, H foot higher than on Monday, l
with a further rise Indicated " j
RIVER RISING SLOWLY
Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 14. The Ohio
river continues to rise slowly here
early today but It was believed that
th.i worst of the flood was over. The Ij
rise in the last 12 hours was only i
.2
Everything possible is being done
I for the 3000 or more families drlvea
from their homes.
MISS O'HARA SAYS
STORY IS UNTRUE
Keokuk. Iowa, Jan. 14. Miss Edna
0 Ham. general sec retary of the I
Young Woman's Christian association I
today denied that the organization
planned getting subscriptions from j'
local business men for the local club
of the Central association on condi
tion that the baseball enthusiasts
would dispense vvlth Sunday baseball. I
Miss O'Hara said: I
"I did not say w would canvass H
the town for baseball money What
Will people think of the Y C, A.
if It is to back a thine like thai The
statement that our association l rH
ready to get baseball subscriptions ii k
incorrect p

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