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HAS HADE NO lHANGE
IN MEXICAN POLICi
PECULIAR 3IEETIXG STILL MYSTERIOUS.
Reason for President's Expedition to
Chester Not Known?Lind Goes
Pass Christian, Miss., Jan. 3.?"With
the departure late today of the scout
cruiser Chester, bearing John Lind,
the president's envoy, back to Mexico,
to continue his observation of Mexican
affairs, t&e mystery that has enTeloped
Mr. Lind's visit to President
Wilson was only partially cleared.
Some light was shed on the result of
the conference in an interview which
the president granted early today. He
announced today that his conference
with Mr. Lind had developed no
change in the policy of t&e Washington
administration toward Mexico and
that no new plan or move in the situation
had been decided upon.
mi? J 4. 3 ? ~
ine presiueui reieneu iu uie iuuference
as a "get together talk'5 for
mutual information. He % explained
that although Mr. Lind constantly had
been sending full dispatches, a conversation
of a few . hours had been
deemed worth more than weeks of
telegraphic communication with the
added value of affording an exchange
of viewpoints regarding the situation.
>~o Special Occasion.
President Wilson added that there
had been no special occasion for Mr.
Lind's visit?no advices, excitement
or new questions.
The president said that this conversation
with Mr. Lind had covered the
whole field of conditions *'n Mexico
tut that no particular measure or
plan had been dwelt upon.
yv'hen asked if he was more hopeful
for a speedy settlement of the
. trouble, Mr. Wlison made it clear that
his personal view of the situation had
not changed. The president has held
that tne Jduerta government is Demg
slowly crushed, not only by the constitutional
forces, but] through financial
isolation and that it inevitably
must fall. He smiled when told of re-1
ports that Provisional President '
Huerta or some high officials of the
Huerta government were bn board the i
Chester, and lauglMngly said. "Well,
I didn't see them if they were tih-ere.'
Willing to Stay.
The president said that while Mr.
Lind was not exactly enjoying his j
long stay in Mexico, he was perfectly
"willing to stay there and was deeply |
interested in the situation. Mr. Wil- j
son apparently attached little im-!
portance to the Lind episode, pointing
out that the proximity of his personal
envoy, coincident with his own vacation
on the Mississipi coast had been
as mucin as anyming eise a mouve ior;
the conference. The president laid!
emphasis on the fact that not.::?2::?
specific, such as the removal of the |
embargo on arms or similar moves
had been discussed.
Though his talk somewhat cleared
up the atmospfaere, the mystery of the
president's unusual course in receiving
his envoy remained unsolved.
Presidio, Texas, Jan. 1.?The northern
division of the Mexican federal
army at Ojinaga, Mexico, with its 11
generals, other officers and about
4,000 soldiers, after a merciless three j
days' attack by Gen. Ortega's 6,0001
rebels tonight appeared ready to flee
in disorder across the river into the
With a line of struggling wounded
at the border to indicate the extent of
the carnage, and deserters already!
appearing in numbers, Maj. M. N. j
McNamee, commanding the border
patrol, made every plan in anticipation
of the flie&t.
Less than 500 cavalrymen, mostly
from, the Fifteenth cavalry, form the
border patrol are here. To this small
body of American soldiers would fall
the task of surrounding and disarm-1
ing, perhaps 4,000 foreign soldiers, j
or 3,000 of them if 1,000 have been 1
disabled or killed. The ability of the
American soldiers to handle the re- j
fugees was based on the assumption j
that the rebels would pursue the fed- ;
erals merely to the river.
Losses Have Been Heavy.
An estimate, as carefully as could
be obtained, of the wounded on both
sides was 1,000. Most of the wounded
were left on the battlefield. The
less disabled reached the river and
were cared for by the Red Cross on
thie r\f nniV-'nrAH femoral
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deserters, in defiance of the iAmeri-!
can patrol, crossed the river. All were
disarmed and forced back to the Mexican
side. More than 200 rifles and
other arms and ammunition) were
It was impossible to learn accurately
the number of dead and the
belief that it would be great "wsui
based on tlh-e number of wounded.
Many were believed to have died
through lack of medical attention, as
Red Cross officials were not permitted
to ford the river even under
a Red Cro3S flag. Those who vent
; *** the wounded from tiie
' iv. r .'ii-'kf4 ! being shot. A few snot.*
il on the American side, north o:
'Fresif.'o, hut no onu was injured.
Warned to Stop.
| Maj. McXamee sent Gen. Ortega ?
i ruing t'hat any further entail
i ?? * u ? i a*? f 1 t"\ i r ]/"iracc
j warning ixiai au* lunuu jhui^ nwwo|
the river might entail grave conse
So far Maj. McXamee has adhere(
to a policy of sending back all th<
'unwounded combatants. Should al
the federals come across they woulc
be disarmed, but they might be per,'mitted
to remain on this side undei
i temporary arrangement on grounds o:
J (humanity. (Final disposition of the
prisoners would be in the hands ol
higher army authorities. It was hopec
that the federals, if they came, woulc
I cross wiiuout. cuij aueAiwuicu iuw
dent, and that the rebels would nol
pursue them unnecessarily near.
As for tfoe battle at Ojinaga, one
mile back from the river, it proceeded
uninterruptedly, with the federals
confined in and fighting from the
| adobe houses in the village, while the
rebels, always drawing closer, fired
I artillery and small guns from the hills
Presidio, Texas, Jan. 2.?Alter driving
a rasping cannon fire into the federal
army at Ojinaga, Mex., for four
days, Gen. Ortega's rebel army todaj
fell back, it was reported on the
American side, to await the arrival o)
ammunition on the way from Chihuahua.
The almost impregnable position
of the 4,000 federals enabled
; them to hold out against the superioi
numbers. Each time the rebels
I charged they were compelled to fall
Though they were flanked on three
sid.es and the United States border patrol
had prepared for a possible re;
treat of their whole array to American
territory the federals fought per1
It appeared that the rebels were
! drawing the federal fire merely to
' ex'bau'st it. The plan of driving out
the federal force by skirmishing was
in line with the; usual guerrilla tactics
of the rebels, who seldom make an
So far rebel losses have been heaviest,
due to the federal superior range.
Federal deserters reported that they
had less to an 200 killed, number of
wounded unknown, while rebel losses
would exceed that number.
Federal desrters attempted to
-i- a ? j _ x a mi. -
reacn me American siae loaay, ine
wounded were cared for by the Red
Dr, C. F. Braden, the Red Cross
agent, reported that he had 600
wounded in the mission churdh. He
telegraphed to El Paso that he thought
his medical force was sufficient.
MORGAN AND BAKER
Banking House Cuts Off Part of Directorates.?Public
Cause of Change.
iNew York, Jan. 2.?The withdrawal
today of J. P. Morgan & Co., from
more than a score of great corporations
and the statement shortly afterwards
by George F. Baker, an almost
equally dominant figure in American
finance, that he soon would take similar
action, gave Wall street generally
a thrill that almost brought trading
on the stock exchange to a halt.
While it probably is true that many
prominent bankers had information
foreshadowing this momentous move
toward ending interlocking directorates,
the public and brokers had
110 advance knowledge of what was
taking place in the inner councils of
the greatest of all American houses
of finance. Wherever telephone and
ticker flashed the news about the
street, groups of men gathered to discuss
what was the all-absorbing topic.
The Morgan Plan.
Mr. Morgan, departing from his
firm's traditional policy of silence,
made a public statement announcing
the withdrawal of five members of J.
7. Morgan & Co., from directorships
in 27 corporations and the intention
to withdraw from more.
J. P. Morgan made this statement:
"The necessity of attending many
board meetings has been so serious a
burden upon our time that we have
long wished to withdraw from the directorates
of many corporations. Most
of these directorships we have accepted
with reluctance and only because
! we felt constrained to keep in touch
j with properties which we had reorganized
or whose securities we had
I recommended to the public, botih here
' "An apparent change in public sentiment
in regard to directorships
seems now to warrant us in seeking to
resign from some of these connections.
'Indeed, it may be, in view of the
change in sentiment upon the subject,
that we shall be in a better position
'to serve such properties and their se
iimueis 11 wc v JUUL uirevtors.
We (have already resigned from
; the companies mentioned and we expect
from time to time to withdraw
from other boards upon which we
feel there is no special obligation to
; It tells you h(
phone line \vi
now enjoyed I
If you ha'
tell you how i
You do not o\
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"By withdrawing from these corporations,
J. P. Morgan & Co., has severed
the connections that have held
together many of the nation's most
important corporations in a community
of interests which has been assailed
within and without congress.
The house of Morgan feels that it has
| kept within the law in all of its com
plex operations and that no legal necessity
or threatened complications
with the authorities at Washington
!ia? made it necessary to adopt a
sweeping change in policy announced?
Mr. Baker announced his intention
to withdraw in response to a question
whether he intended to follow the
example of the Morgan firm.
"T intend to set out as -a director of'
all the companies that will let me,"
said he. "As a matter of fact, I have
been beginning to do so for tJhe past
j two years."
The connections between Mr. Baker
and the Morgan firm, and especially
with the late J. P. Morgan, generally
were regarded as being so close that it
is believed their common decision reI
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garumg vynuuianai' uvui
directorates was reached as the result
of concerted action. There was no
evidence that any general agreement
'had been reached among other leading
financiers of Wall street.
LOWER EXPRESS RATES,
i Interstate Commerce Commission's
AM^ah X."1 Artf 1 r A V C Vi 9
uiun ijiicvuic * w> M
Washington, January 2.?Lower express
ratea throughout the country
will become effective one montih from
today by the terms of the recent interstate
commerce commission order.
The order also imposes regulations
for improved methods of service.
Experts estimate the average reduction
in charges will approximate
17 per cent. One official of a large
express company informed the com|
mis-sion today that the holiday ex|
press business for 1913 wa,s 25 per
jcent less than it was in 1912. He at|
tributed the loss to the parcel post
; Awards at Chester Poultry Association.
Bluff Plymouth Bocks.
W. E. Pelham, Newberry.?1st
cock; 1st and 2nd hen; 4th pullet;
3rd pen; best colored female and
best colored male.
J. A. Burton, Newberry, S. C.?
1st cock; 1st, 2nd and 3rd cockerel;
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and Stli pullet.
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irmers' Line Departmei
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Schedules Etfectiye June 2nd, 19]
Arrivals snti Utfpartureg .Newberry,
(N. B.?Theee schedule figures a
shown as information only and are u
8:52 a. m. No. 15, daily from C
lumbia to Greenville. PulJmj
M ?<* ? a Y*1 Aoti
s.<?i vuai <oou
11:33 a. m.?No. 18, dail, from Gree
vllle to Columbia. Arrive* Colui
bia 1:95 p. m., Augusta 8:85 p. i
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
2:52 p. hl?No. 17, dally, from Colui
bia to Greet-ille.
8:57 p. m.?No. 16, daily, from Gree
tflJe to ^olumMa Pullmai? iiee
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Vrri^es Cbarl? i n; 8:15 a. m A
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?ouville 8:30 8 m
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1S Corn Yielded 214
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If you are going to plant corn this
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Hens m m m 1 Oc
Fry Chickens - - 12c
Eggs, dozen - - 30c
Best price for beef hides.
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Roosters 7c lb
Frying Chickens 12c lb
P rrrre "5 /)<%
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Turkeys 13c |
Butter 25c lb.
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONEES.
The Annual Meeting of the County
Board of Commissioners for Newberry
County will be held on Thursday,
January 8, 1914, and all persons
holding demands of any kind against
the County, not previously presented
to the Board, are required to file the
same with the undersigned Clerk on or
before the first day of January, 1914,
so that they may be examined and or- 4
dered paid at the Annual Meeting.
Jno. H. Chappell,
H. C. Holloway,
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