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EL PASO, TEXAS,
December 19, 1912 12 Pages
TWO SECTIONS TOPAT.
WEATHER FORECAST. '
Fair tonight and Friday, -wanner
tonight; .colder Friday.
Ottomans Insist That Allies
Permit Rvietualing of
THE BALKAN NATIONS
London, Eng Dec. 19. The peace
plenipotentiaries of the Balkan allies
and Turkey were In session at St
James palace today for only about three
quarters of an hour. Then Reched
Pasha, and Salih Pasha. Turkish dele
gates, hurriedly left the palace and
went to their hotel. They refused to
give reporters any information.
it was later announced that the
peace conference had adjourned until
ol look on Saturday afternoon.
The revictualing of tho Turkish
fortress of Adriaaople on which the
Tur.3 insist to waiving of their de
mand that Greece should sign the arm
istice, is a most troublesome point and
if the Turks maintain their attitude it
will indicate that they are still firm
en the subject of the retention of the
fortress after the war.
Considering that under the terms of
the armistice, Turkey is debarred from
re victualing any of the besieged fort
resses, she has little to gain by undue
delay. The growing strength of the
military party in Constantinople may
have an unexpected influence on the
Russia Warns Austria.
The Russian premier's speech in the
duma is regarded as a peaceful factor,
but at the same time it is a plain in
timation to the world that Russia
stanus firmly behind the Balkan states
lr securing all the legitimate fruits of
their victory and therefore may be re
ad df-d somewhat in the light of a
warning to Austria.
The Servian government is doing Its
utmost to avoid needlessly provoking
Austria. Premier Pachitch, according
to a Belgrade dispatch, has written to
the editors of the leading newspapers,
urging them to refrain from publishing
articles provocative to Austria, and
two Belgrade papers have been seized
for attacking Austria.
In accordance with the request of
the delegates to the peace conference,
sir Edward Gray has appointed Herman
Cameron Norman, first secretary of the
.British diplomatic service, to take
charge of the secretariat of the con
ference. GREEK AVIATOR DROPS
BOMBS ON TURK FORT
Paris, France, Dec 19. A veritable
hail of bombs was thrown into the
Turkish fortress of Janina by the
Greek military aviator Montoussis and
an accompanying comrade wM yester
day flew ovr that V tflffi:. """f
arrtirdinir to official advices' reeeivi
here The bombs wre hurled down
upon the principal buildings, to which
they caused serious damage. The
pDpulatlon was terrorized.
RTTSSI READY TO COOPERATE
FOR PEACE IX THE BALKlANS.
St Petersburg. Russia, Dec 19. A
desire for the preservation of Euro
pean peace combined 'with the deter
mination to defend with the nation's
whole strength Russia's vital interests,
was the keynote of a speech on Bai
"Kan affairs made by premier Kokovs
off in the duma.
M Kokovseff paid a tribute to the
warlike virtues and the unanimity of
the Balkan peoples. He said that as
the great Slavonic and orthodox power,
Rossis could not be indifferent as to
"whether they obtain better conditions
of existence and thus avert dangerous
complications in the future."
' ctuated by the sincere desire to
cooperate with all the means-ln Its
power in the preservation of Euro
pean peace, the Russian government
expresses the hope that, with the help
of the Almighty. the efforts of the
powers will be crowned with successes
in5 that events in the future will not
harmfully affect the. vital interests of
Russia which we are called upon to
defend with all our strength in the
Tiamo of the honor and the dignity of
nur county "
BOrRGEOIS DECLINES TO RUN
FOR PRESIDENCY OF FRANCE.
Paris, France. Dec 19. Premier
Poincare made a last effort to over
corn" the objections of Leon Bourgeois
to accept the candidacy for the presl--4
denev hut the latter would only repeat
that it was against his conscience to
accept an office the duties of which
his ill health would permit him to
M Poincare also consulted with the
phjsician in whose care M. Bourgeois
has placed himself, but he entirely ap
proved his patient's decision.
"WYOMING RANCHER'S BODY
IS FOUND FR07.BN IN SNOW
"Lander. Wyo . Dec 19- The frozen
hody of Ben Volker. one of the most
prominent ranchmen of Pinedale coun
try, was found in the barnyard of his
ranch todav. with a bullet through his
head. Volker was shot from behind
sav the authorities, and an attempt
-was made to hide his body in a hay
Silver City, N. ", Dec 10. The stage coach between this place and Mogol
lon, containing United Stateo mall and a sack of money for miners' pay, was
held up and robbed last night by three highwaymen.
Federal officers, however, had received information that the holdup was
to be perpetrated and were on the scene nt the time. The three men were
captared and brought to Silver City by federal inspectors, Ralph Smith, ef
Denver, and Patrick Moron, of Santa Fe.
IS KILLED BYPOUCE
u.mnhis. Tenn.. Dec 19. Adam J.
D..t.i... v. lrfiil his w-r lHt ni.ht
.ducuic, ..-.- a
held a squad of 50 policemen and de
tectives at bay for eight hours today,
was shot and killed by officers. They
forced their way into Boehler's strong
hold In a downtown rooming house, af
ter the man had ben partially overcome
by fumes of formaldehyde forced into
the room through holes cut In the wall
Charles Davis, one of the policemen
shot by Boehler early toda. had his '
wound dressed and returned to his j
post. Jesse Wooten, another police- I
-nan, who was shot through the lungs, ,
n ., -. rwover.
The Legislature May Try to
Equalize This May Add
to the CapitoL
SANTA FE 'NEDS A
(By BUI Brogan.)
Santa Fe. N. iL, Dec 19. Many
measures of importance for the state
legislature are now being planned by
the state officials, who are preparing
their annual reports.
Taxation is one-' of the principal
themes under discussion. It is con
ceded by nearly all the people of the
state to be the crying need in rder to
secure immigration and develop the
wonderful possibilities here. An ade
quate method of distributing the taxes
so that the great land grants and valu-
able undeveloped land shall
aionea lana snail r
lust nroDortion to mat t
that paid by the
railroads, the grazing lands and the
coal lands, is the subject for serious
consideration in the new 3Lte and is
causing more than usual debate among
the state officials.
Prison Is Inspected.
Prison legislation is another subject
that will come un. Governor William
C. McDonald visited the state prison J
victs, and received the annual report
of the superintendent, John B. Mc
Manus. The report recommends many
improvements, some of which were
placed before the last legislature and
failed of passage in the shape of bills.
State Official Are Bust.
State officials are all busy this week,
working on their annual reports. Gov
ernor McDonald has insisted that all
state officials have their reports ready
for submission on time and that they
be full and complete in every par
ticular. The state officials are en
deavoring to comply with the request
and many of the reports will furnish
the legislature food for much thought
when It convenes in January.
Capitol I Crowded.
The state canltol may receive atten
tion from the legislature. Business in
all departments has increased to such
a rate that an addition to the capltol
will soon be necessary, and the coming
legislature .may be asked to make
plans for an enlargement. A new
wing was completed only about a year
ago, yet the building is now crowded.
Santn Fe Clnb Burns.
The Santa Fe club, the millionaire"
club of the capital of New Mexico, was
guttea Dy names snoruy alter z oclocK
Wednesday afternoon. The building
was tne property or ur. uavia uiapp,
who was in Glorieta at the time The
costly furnishings of the club were an
almost total loss. The loss on the build
ing and the amount of insurance can
not be learned until the return of Dr.
Knapp. A defective flue probably
caused the fire. The fire has resulted
in an agitation for a modern paid .fire.
wepELi-uutTHi iur uiq stae capital, since
the state buildings, records and the
executive mansion together with the
ancient Palace of the Governors, old
San Miguel church and other valuable
property here, might be destroyed un
der existing, 'conditions without any
adequate method of subduing a fire.
To Open Tao Country.
J E Powers, of the United States
geological survey, is back from Taos,
where he went to survey certain
streams. The Taos country, it is re
ported, will one day again be the
granary of New "Mexico and its rich
lands and timbers will be opened up to
the settler. Prior to the advent of the
railways in New Mexico, the Taos val
ley was the bread producer for New
Mexico, Arizona and southern Cali
fornia It is one of the richest dis
tricts In the state subject to irriga
tion. Prisoners Wanted In Santa Fe.
Marslal Andaios and Lazaro Alanls
are held in El Paso snblect to the or
ders of Secundino Romero, United States
marshal here They are charged with
having taken part In an insurrection
In Mexico in or near Casas Grandes
where Mexican federals were killed.
United States Marsha Moves.
Secundino Romero and his deputy,
A. A. Sena, have left here for Albu
querque to sUDerintendent the moving
pf the office of the United States mar
shal from the federal building there to
REEVES IS KILLED
Jack Riles. Claiming J. T. Tucker Had
Attacked Uli Wife. Shoots Promi
nent Fanner Near Pecos.
Pecos. Tex., Dec 19. J. T. Tucker,
commissioner of precinct No 4, was
shot this morning by Jack Hiles. He
lived four or-flve minutes. Hiles claims
Tucker, who is single, had assaulted his
wife yesterday and that his wife told
htm this morning and he went to Tuck
er's farm, where the latter was plowing
potatoes. Tucker was shot in the right
side, at close range, with a shotgun
loaded with small buckshot. Hiles
made no resistance to arrest and no at
tempt to get away. Hiles's brotherln
law was the only witness. Tucker was
a prominent farmer, under the Inde
pendent ditch, on the Peeos river Hiles
is a tenant on the farm of R. N. Couch.
a few miles north of Pecos. The two J
men were neighbors and good friends,.
Hiles yesterday carried groceries from
Pecos to the Tucker farm.
There is no change in the condl-
tipn of Spauldlng .Parsons, a drug
clerk, who was shot by one of the be-
j.i.rb - wlin xirftR snot hv one
i sieging party.
Boehler's four vear old child, munch
ing an apple, walked into the living
room of a boarding house here last
night and announced that "papa has
Mrs. Boehler 'was found lvintr on
the floor of her apartment, her head
I According to the statement of the
child. Boehler attacked the woman
with a raaor and after slashing her
throat, washed his bands' and left the
Mrs. Boehler recently filed suit for
Reclamation Service Direc
tor Says Colorado Will
Continue Its Fight
WILL LECTURE IN
EL PASO TONIGHT
: : ;.
Director F. H. Newell, of the
United States Reclamation ser-
vice, will give an illustrated
lecture in the chamber of com-
; merce this evening at 8 oclock.
; It will be free. The talk will .;
concern irrigation and lrriga-
tion projects and willo be pro-
fusely Illustrated with splendid
: $ .j. .'
Franklin canal system is to be re
built and improved in order to carry !
water onto the lands of the El Paso
vauey ana at the same time carry
away the surplus drainage" waters
from the lands when the water sup
ply is constant from the completed
Frederick H. Newell, director of the'
reclamation service, arrived Wednes
day evening for a two days visit to
El Paso and the Elephant Butte dam.
While here he will go into this sec
ondary though important, part of tho
big irrigation system. Preliminary
surveys will be made at once of the
lower valley and plans prepared for
keeping the water plane down on the
lands, preventing the use of too much
water to insure the economical dis
tribution of the waters from the gov
ernment proect. Later the main head
gate at the mouth of the canal will
be rebuilt and it is possible that the
entire canal will be lined with con
crete to prevent waste of waters In
transit from the headgate to the lat
erals. To Lecture Thbi Evening.
This evening at the chamber of
commerce, director Newell will give
an illustrated lecture on the work be
ing done by the reclamation service
throughout the west He will show
views of the work already accom
plished in the west ana of the lands
which have been reclaimed, to illus
trate the progress which has been
made. At the same time he will tell
of the problems to be met and the
questions which confront the recla
mation service in getting the actual
farmer and not the speculator on the
reclaimed lands. To do this Mr. New
ell will give a plain talk to the bank
ers, business men and land owners, t.'
snow tnem nw.tnemaiiiarmers can
be carrleaT'and howIBe men who are
not cultivating the. land can be re
placed by men who will farm with
Colorado to Continue Fight.
"What of the report that Colorado
would urge ex-governor Alva Adams
for secretary of the interior?" Mr.
Newell was asked.
"You in the west probahly know
more of these things than we in Wash
ington," Mr. Newell answered. "There
is one thing sure and that is that Colo
rado is going to fisht the Rio Grande
valley as long as it can. A number of
men have been mentioned for the po
sition of secretary of the- Interior.
Nobody knows what changes will be
made or what; the changeo f admin
istration will mean to the reclama
tion service For the present the
work will continue without interrup
tion." Slow Work On Dam.
"There is a feeling here that the
work on the dam is not being pushed
as rapidly as it should be Is this true
and what is the reason for it?"
"Not having been to the dam yet I
do not ,know what progress is being
made except through the reports re
ceived at the Washington office E.
H. Baldwin is In charge of the work
andhe is one of the best construction
engineers In the world. It is natural
fora party of laymen to go to a work
of that magnitude, and, after Inspect
ing it. assume that the force was not
sufficiently large At the same time,
it is possible that as large a force as
can work advantaseouslv fs employed.
I assume that as large a force of men
is at work at the dam as canlie used
to advantage, but, not -having been
there as yet, I cannot say definitely.
It Is a question of getting the money
vfor the work as to how long It will
be before the project Is completed and
water is being delivered to the val
leys. Slay Have Too Much Water.
"When the water -is being delivered
regularly in the valley the land will
be swamped with too much water un
less the drainage system Is adequate,"
said Mr. Nowell. Deep drains to
keep down the water plane will have
to be Installed. It 13 the history cf
other projects that too much water
spoils crops and orchards and, to pre
vent this, a drainage system will be
necessary. It will then be a con
stant fight to have the farmers use
less water. This waste water will be
run back Into the river. Just how
the system will be developed, I do not
know until the surveys are completed.
Later a new headgate will be Installed
and It is possible that the canal will
be lined with concrete Sometimes
these Mexican canals are found good
for little else than drainage ditches.
Trying to Get Real Farmers.
"The government has now spent 10
years of active work in reclaiming arid
lands. The chief difficulty is to get
people to utilize this land and raise
good crops. About one half of the
land thus reclaimed is not being uti
lized and there are literally millions
of acres of land which cost $50 an
acre to reclaim that are not being
cultivated. The problem Is to get these
reclaimed lands cultivated, and to get
the actual farmer to farm iwlth
his brains. The speculators can
evade the clause In the reclama
tion act which prohibits the holding
of more than 160 acres by one man.
Th's Is done by assigning it to rela
tives and agents and holding for spec
ulative prices when it can be sold. It
Is to put this problem up to the bank
ers and business men that I am going
to give the lecture this evening, for
they are the men who can solve the
problem by financing the little fel
low and helping him along."
KINGS ATTEND FUXERAL OF
PRINCE REGEVT OF BA.VARIA
Munich, Bavaria, Dec 19. The body
of the late prince regent Luitpold of
Bavaria was carried this morning to
its sepulcher beneath the altar of the
Church of the Theatlnes In this city,
where It was laid beside that of king
The German emperor, the king of the
Belgians, the king of Saxony, archduke
Francis Ferdinand, heir apparent of
Austria-Hungary, and a number of
princes representing the royal houses
of Europe, followed the coffin in the
procession. The streets were crowded
with silent mourners.
Would Make Smith a Fed
eral Judge and Let Os
born Be Governor.
Tucson. Ariz Dec 13. Mark Rt
federal Judge; Sidney Osborn. gov
ernor; George W. P. Hunt. United
States senator. There Is a piece of
political gossip going the rounds in
Arizona that is causing more discus
sion, more amazement, more specula
tion, than any story circulated within
Briefly the story is this: Senator
Smith 13 to go after the office of
federal Judge for the district of
Arizona. If he succeeds and there is
scarcely a Democrat in the state who
does not think that he will governor
George Hunt will immediately resign.
Secretary of state Sidney Osborn will
become governor automatically and
J appoint Hunt
to nil Smith's unexpired
term in tne senate
"It sounds so gol darn plausible that
one almost has to believe it." said one
prominent Democrat in discussing the
io zar the rumor lacks connrmatlon.
The very ingenuity of the story is what
causes It to be received with such wide
The berth of federal Judge would be
a most comfortable one for Mark Smith.
The salary Is $7500 a year and the In
cumbent is retired on full pay when he
reaches the age of 70. Smithis well
along toward 65.
Hunt "Wants To Be Senator.
George Hunt wants to be United
States senator. This isn't even an
open secret it is no secret at all. To
be senator is the ambition of Hunt's
Sidney Osborn wants to be governor.
He has been frankly campaigning for
tne omce ever since ne oecame secre
tary of state
There is another circumstance that
makes the story sound strikingly
plausible. This is that Eugene S. Ives,
of Tucson, wants to go to the senate
Just as badly as Hunt does, and believes
that the governor will be an easier man
to beat in 1914 than Smith would be
Smith's term in the senate expires
March 4. 1915.
In 1911 Ives campaigned for the
senate but lost tho nomination to Mark
Smith. Naturally he thinks that Smith
Is pretty strong.
Whether Hunt will be easier for
Ive3 to beat is a question on which
opinions vary widely, but It Is under
stood on the best of authority that
Ives takes that view.
Ives May Help Smith.
Ives was the first member of the
Arizona delegation at Baltimore, which
was instructed for Champ Clark, to go
over to Wilson. For this reason It is
assumed that Ives will have something
to say about the way federal patronage
fe distributed in the new state under
the new-admiiilsrraUun:- "If fie chooses,
Ives can do a great deal to assist Smith
to the federal bench and thus eliminate
him permanently from the political
This little story has created con
sternation and unrest amonir -the
various applicants for ' the office of
federal Judge They feel pretty sure
that if Mark Smith, with the friend
ships he has formed during a quarter
of a century at Washington, wants the
office he can have it. Most of them
would withdraw in his favor if he came
out openly as an aspirant.
Sloan May Disturb Things.-
No one is more interested than
Richard E Sloan, last territorial gov
ernor of Arizona. After Arizona be
came a state, Sloan was appointed by
president Taft to the federal Judgeship
in this district. A bitter fight against
his confirmation was made and judge
Sloan Is now holding the office under a
recess appointment. It is a certainty
that the Republicans will try to have
Sloan confirmed at this session of con
gress but they may not succeed, esoe
cially if senator Mprk Smith wants the
place for himself.
Abolishing State Senntes.
During a recent visit to Tucson
governor George W. P. Hunt was quot
ed as saying that he favored the
abolishment of the state senate. This
interview he has partially repudiated.
"What I did say was that everything
tends toward the simplification of
methods of government, and that one
of the results will be the elimination of
state senates" said the governor. "I
am not in favor of making any move
in that direction right now because I
do not think tne time is ripe The pres
ent senate has made a- most creditable
record for Itself."
"tlovloi For Convict and Lunatics.
Moving picture machines will be In
stalled at the penitentiary and at the
asvlum for the insane, if plans now
being considered by governor George
Hunt and the members of the board of
control are carried out.
While in the east last summer Dr. A.
C. Klngsley. superintendent of the
asylum, found that moving picture
shows were being given daily In many
institutions for the feeble-minded. The
results, so far as he could see. were
Upon his return Dr. Klngsley sug
gested to governor Hunt that a machine
be installed at the Vrizona asylum.
Governor Hunt approved the idea im
mediately and then thought of the peni
tentiary. If the "movies" -were good for
lunatics, he argued, they should also
be good for convicts. I
Since then it has been learned that
the machines, completely Installed,
will cost $225 apiece. Negotiations are
now under way with a Los Angeles
film exchange regarding the cost of a
regular film service.
POR FRANKLIN CANAL
A warrant for $120,000 arrived from
the treasury department for the Frank
lin Canal company Wednesday In final
payment for the Franklin canal, which
has been taken over by the govern
ment as a part of the Elephant Butte
rOPETS BROTHF.R GETS
FIPTV CENTS A DAY
L-i An Italian Postmaster Department
Rewards IIIh Long Service with
Bonus of 735.
Turin, Italy. Dee 19. The pope's
brother, Angelo Sarto, yesterday was
awarded $35 by the Italian minister of
posts and telegraphs In recognition cf
his long and faithful services to the
Angelo Sarto, who is postmaster at
Grazle, In the province of Mantua, a
few days ago requested an increase in
his salary, which amounts to 50 cents
a day. He asked the deputy of his dis
trict to use his Influence in the mat
ter, and the deputy took the pope's
brother, who is over 76 years of age
to the minister of posts and telegraphs,
to whom he made his application per
sonally. It was favorably received, and
today's compensatory grant of $35 is
the outcome of his visit.
MORO SNEAKS INTO CAMP
AND KILLS CAVALRY OFFICER
Manila, P. L, Dee 19. Capt. John
Watson, of the Eighth cavalry, sta
tioned at Augur Barracks, Jolo, -was
killed by a Moro who sneacd within
the lines of a detachment encamped at
Seit Lake, according to reports received
from Jolo. Lieutenant Kinsie D. Ed
munds was seriously wounded.
Hearing the cries of the officer, Capt.
Rush Well dashed into tho tent and
killed the Moro,
Guadalajara, Mex., Dec 1 9. One hundred rebels and 40 rural guards and towns
people were1 kille-d in a fierce battle at Huejuquila yesterday- The town was sacked by
rebels, who committed many outrages.
A force of 600 rebels commanded by Gen. "Cheche" Campos yesterday attacked
the little town of Huejuquila, in the state of Jalisco, near the boundary of Zacatecas.
The garrison, which consisted of 50 rural guards, with the assistance of armed citi
zens, held them off for 30 hours, until the store of ammunition in the town was exhausted.
Then the rebels forced their way in, burned many of the buildings in the town and
committed every kind of outrage. 5
Some hours later, reinforcements of federal troops arrived and drove the robbers out
after killing a laFge number
Come Within 20 Miles of the
City, Destroying North
REBELS ARE SEEN
O- AMERICAN HELD BY
REBELS L CHBTCAHBX
O Washington D. C, Dee 19.
The Mines Company of Mexl-
co reported to the state depart-
ment today that its property at
O- Las Azula, Chihuahua, was
& captured, by rebels and that the
& manager, Joseph S. Calbath, an
&- American, has been held for
The Mexico North Western railway I
for a distance of some 100 miles be
low Juarez is a line of smouldering
bridges. With iS railway trestles al
ready burned, the rebels late Wednes
day continued their destruction of the
American owned road within 20 miles
of Juarez, where ' about 600 federal
troops are stationed.
What at first was believed to be a
small gang of railway smashers, has
assumed large proportions. A group
of 200 rebels was seen about 50 ki
lometers down the road, and other
groups of from 50 to 100 men each
are operating along the line between
Corralitos, where the destruction be
gan, and Juarez. Proceeding north,
the rebels evaded the federal garri
son of 100 men at Guzman by riding
around that station and burning
bridges on either side This Isolates
the Guzman garrison, which Gen.
Trucy Aubert had ordered to proceed
to Juarez. Its fate is not known.
Railway Man Imprisoned.
Wlien he attempted to extinguish
a flaming bridge structure. J. Morris,
the railway's roadAiaster, was taken
captive by thereby and carried away
into the hills, reJort fellow railway
men who arrived in a flock at Juarez
Wednesday afternoon. The work train
which began reconstruction of the
line, returned safely to Juarez. Not
since the days of Oscar Creighton.
Madero's railway dynamiter, has the
destruction of the American owned
railway been so complete. It will re
quire nearly a month, should the reb
els leave the line, to make repairs so
as to continue traffic with Casas
Grandes. While most of the bridges
are small, some are lengthy trestles.
The rebels operating below Juarez
are said to be of the command of
Caraveo, who was supposed to be be
low Casas Grandes. Nothing has been
heard from the Casas Grandes dis
trict since the first destruction of the
road early this week, and attempts to
get news by way of Chihuahua city
have failed. No word has been re
ceived from Gen. Blanco's command
since it left Casas Grandes bound for
the Galeana district to the south. Tho
main body of rebels at that time was
reported to be at Chocolate pass be
low Casas Grandes. It is believed that
they moved north so rapidly by com
mandeering a train at some point
above Casas Grandes.
That the federal forces appear not to
be overanxious to interfere with the
rebels, is evidenced by the arrival and
departure during the night of the ar
mored military train bearing 500 men
of the 23d battalion, under Col. Castro,
and the big cannon "Nino." The train
pulled into Juarez -shortly after the
evening Mexican Central passenger
train, and returned south early this
morning. Whether the soldiers with
their arttllery will return directly to
Chihuahua city or disentrain at some
point below Juarez to march against
the rebels, is not known. But it is of
ficially said that they will return to
the state capital and continue back
and forth as a supposed protection to
the government railway. Traffic con
tinued this morning over the Central
STRIKERS AT CASAXCA
NOW TOTAL 1000 MEN.
Cananea. Mexico, Dec. 19.
The number of striking Mex
ican miners wns swollen to 1000
late; yesterdav when all of the
men employed at the Puertocl
tos mine of the Cananea Con
solidated Copper company quit
The smelter and concentrator
are still operating.
The federal troops are pre
serving order throughout the
INCREASE FREIGHT RATES ON
FURNITURE TO TEXAS POINTS
New York, N. Y Dec. 19. Increases
averaging about 6 cents 100 pounds
on furniture from points between
Washington. D. C, and the Rooky
Mountain to destinations in the south
west, particularly Texas, were held
todav by the interstate commerce com
mission to be reasonable and will be
come effecthe Dec 2A
FINANCIER SAYS HE LEKES CO&IPETITION, BU
LIKES COMBINATION BETTER.
Witness Before House Investigating Committee Says He
Decided Who - 'Shouldn't Go On" Directorate of the
Steel Corporation Refers to Holdings as "Not
iVery Much, About a Million Dollars.
Washington, D. C. Dee 19. "There
could be no money trust. All the banks
and alt the money in Christendom
c9uld nob-control money. The question
of control is personal as to money and
credits," declared J. P. Morgan today
to the house money trust Investigat
The big financier was led up to his
answer by the questioning of Samuel
Untermyer, counsel of the committee,
who asked Mr. Morgan "If he did not
feel his vast power."
Mr. Morgan answered that he did not
l-odmitMie had;. vast pewer and. did -not-
Once when the Jawyer and the wit
ness got into a discussion of com
petition and combination, Mr. Morgan
said "I'd rather have combination than
competition. I like a little competition,
but I like -combination better. Con
trol is the; important thing -without it
you can't do a thing but no one man
could monopolize money. Onemanmlght
get control of railroads, or merchan
dise, but never money and credit."
Bangs Chair With His Fist
Mr. Morgat's declaration that there
"could be no money trust" was em
phasized by a vigorous bang with his
fist on the arm of his chair. The fi
nancier testified as to the relations
of the House of Morgan with several
Mr. Morgan testified 'that he ap
proved the prices at which the sub
sidiaries of the United States Stec'
corporation were taken into the big
corporation. Mr. Untermyer asked if
he had not named the board of di
rectors of the steel corporation but Mr.
Morgan only said that he might have
"decided who shouldn't go on."
His foldings of certain bank stocks
he characterized as "not very much,
about a million dollars," much 'to the
amusement of the committee and the
crowd which gathered to hear his
testimony. When a laugh went around
the financier joined In heartily.
Deposits of $100,000,000
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
MINE WORK CAUSES
ARTIFICIAL EARTHQUAKES NEAR RAY 1
MOUNTAIN TO SLIDE
Ray. Ariz, Dee 19. Ray is being
shaken almost hourly by artificial
Ray mountain, the high peak be
tween Sonoratown and Mineral creek,
is crumbling from the top in the
process of settling Into the earth.
The development campaign which the
Ray Consolidated Copper company has
been conducting with great expense
under scientific methods is now cen
tered on this peak A labyrinth of
tunnels, drifts and crosscuts now under
mines the mountain and. as the final
pillars are removed the effect is seen
on the surface Great crevices have
appeared in the crest of the peak and
great boulders set free by the dis
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BE NO MONEY
committee, began the examination.
"Can't you give the committee a
statement of the deposits of your
banking firm in New" York as of Nov.
1?" asked Mr. Untej-myer.
Mr. Morgan approximated it about
Mr. Morgan said he and iis part
ners were directors In some of the In
terstate corporations that have ac
counts with J. P. Morgan & Co. His
counsel agreed to furnish a list of
these directorships. He- produced. In
response to a question, copies of the
flScSl agreements between J. P. ""Mor
gan & Co-, and the New York Central
and the New York, New Haven and
Hartford railroad companies.
Mr. Morgan said there were no oth
er such agreements made, by his
house He said the firm acted as fis
cal agents for other companies "by
Agent for. Steel Corporation,
"You are acting for a number of
other corporations, are you not, in
cluding the United States Steel cor
poration?" suggested' Mr. Untermyer.
"Yes, but that is by a resolution of
the board of directors of the Steel
corporation," said Mr. Morgan.
Mr. Untermyer read part of the New
York Central fiscal agreement by
which O4organ & Co., were made sole
bankers for the railroad
Mr. Morgan said the firm bad han
dled "several hundred million" dol
lars' wortB of New York Central se
curities and he thought that in the
last 10 years those securities had all
been handled on a commission basis.
Agreement With New Haven Line.
Mr. Untermyer read from the papers
furnished by Morgan & Co.. the pro
posal from the Morgan house ac
cepted by the New Haven. Mor
gan& Co., proposed in return
for being made sole fiscal agents
for the New Haven lines to
loan the New Haven road 98 percent of
the agreed sale price of its securities
at "reasonable rate of interest" and to.
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turbance frequently come tumbling
down the mountain. A fow days ago
one large stone missed the eastern
limits of Sonoratown by a few feet.
The noise and Jar that attend the
formation of the larger exevices or
faults is similar to those of an earth
quake shock. The entire mountain is
settling and leaning to the north.
Today the peak is probably ten feet
lower than it was when the work or
removing the pillars was commenced.
From Ray mountain north to the
next ridge and covering the gulch
between Ray and Sonora. the entire
surface of the ground is eraeked and
broken and in many' places sunken,
leaving great abysses circlea by per
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