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Unsettled tonight and Saturday;
warmer tonight, colder Sat.
EL PASO, TEXAS,
Friday Evening,
Jannary 10, 1913 12 Pages
S. P. TD BUILD
TO SILVER
cm?
Said that Line Will Come
From Tempe and Though
Globe and Gila Valley.
CANT FINISH KELLY IS TO E BUKEl REBELS IUIE
TEXAS LiS IKE RAGE REVEALS PROPOSALS
ON TIE AGAIN LITTLE FOR PEACE
FEDERALS H
ANNIHILATED
BI REBELS
WOULD RUN NEAR
CLIFTON-MORENCI
rhoentx, Aric, Jan. 10. A well de-
' ned 'rumor is in circulation that the
southern Pacific has abandoned all
'lea of building & railroad through the
.ila box oanon. between Winkelman
nd San Carlos, and will complete its
new transcontinental line with a road
f om Queen Creek station, east of Mesa,
in Silver City, X. M.
Several circumstances bear out the
njmir. One is that a surveying party
is working between Queen Creek and
superior, a mining camp J miles north
fast of that point. The party ,has been
in the field some weeks, but it has been
generally understood that lines were
being run for a branch that -would run
enly to Superior.
Through Superior.
According to the latest information,
however, that is not the intention. Su
perior is not to be the terminus of the
line, but merelv a station. The road is
10 be built east to Globe, up through
the Gila valley and thence to Silver
ltv. There it will connect with the
Santa Fe. which leaves the S. P. main
l.ne at Deming, and which the S.. P.
may take oer.
No unusual difficulties are in the
v ay of building a road from Queen
'reek to Superior. It ie understood
1'iat Southern Pacific surveyors have
found that a line can be built on easy
grades all the way to Silver City.
enr MorcncI and "Clifton.
Thatcher and Solomonsville will be
on the new road. Morenci and Clifton
will be only a few miles north.
For years the Southern Pacific and
V izona Eastern people have had un
der consideration the building of a
branch from Florence to Superior.
.such a branch would afford transporta--ion
to one of the richest mining sec
i ons in the state. The old Silver King,
Magma. Ajax, La oCronado. and Rey
Tert are only a few of the properties
n that section. The Magma produces
the richest copper ore in the world.
which is freighted to Florence at
great expense. At Superior, the Calu
mct &Arizona company is developing a
group.
The extension of the road through
the Gila valley wuld open a farming
district as Important in its way as the
Superior country.
To Change Main Line.
"When the proposed line is com
t leted between Queen Creek and Silver
'tv. the Southern Pacific main line
ains will run over that route, pass
through Phoenix and Buckeye and
continue on to Turn over a line sur-
, ,i nn than n. vr ajro between
he Hassajamoa and Colorado rivers,
fvi. the Tionvv r-rades over which the
nrsent S. P. line runs in the eastern.
part of the state will be .eliminated.
Various circumstances, it is stated.
r-ave caused the Southern Pacific to
give up the idea of nuilding a road
'hrough the Gila box canyon to con
vrt the present terminus of the P. & i
with the Globe branch at San Carlos.
The land owners in" the Casa l.rande
valley, who want to use the canyon for
a water storage reservoir, have been
making a determined fight against the
granting of a right of way f r a iail-
Canvon Line Hard tine in Build.
Had the box canyon road been buiL.
the main line trains would have left
the Southern Pacific at Bowie and
reached Phoenix through San Carlos,
"Winkelman and Florence.
The difficulties In the way of build
ing a road through the canyon, evert
were the right of way secured, would
1 ,e tremendous. The line by way of
-liver City and Globe will be little
, riger in the end and will open great
mineral and agricultural " ""f
r-adlv in need of transportation ffclli
,es From Globe down to Solomons
,lle. the present roadbed would bo
used
EASTER THIS YEAR
TO BE MARCH 23,
EARLIEST SINCE '56
It
ii-iti i. another Wnmry k""
Celebration win r.i "
Such Kany uaic.
Kaster bonnets will Tiqssom earlier
this ear than Hhey have since 186 and
ri.erYhan Siey will burst Into bloom
i r another century. !,.!, TrtPr
Th!-irf" Mtarchte2OIbrhthat hain't
nlpp'ned'Iinms: 'This year it will
be March 23. the same date on which
it fell in 1856 and 1845.
The Rev. Father Martin S. Brennan
a. noted St. Louis astronomer, says that
tables computed by mathematicians
ljve not been carried far enough to
Fhow "ust how long It will be before
'aster again falls on so early a date,
rut it will not occur until some time
Kerulering the date of Eas
tr originally was that it was the Sun
dav after thl first full moon following
i ne spring equinox. The equinox falls
March 21. According to a ruling of
fne Council of Nice, if March 21 Is a
taurdav and there is a full moon on
that day. the following day will be
E!This' vear March 21 will be Friday
-nd there will be a full moon Satur
day. FRENCH TROOPS
KILL '500 MOORS
Mogador, Morocco. Jan. 10. A French
iiimn commanded by Col. Amedee
ilueidon de Dives, today fought a se-
. re battle with a large body of Moors.
hrm they routed with a loss of 500
Twelve French soldiers were killed,
CO wounded.
The Moors attacKed the French troops
"0 miles east of Mogador, where they
were guarding the lines of communi
cation in southern Morocco.
AICTORY OYER I.1TWBBR TRUST
WILL. BEEFIT CONSIDER
Washington. D. C. Jan. 10. The gov
ernment's victory at lew ork against
the sot ailed "lumber trust" is regarded
1 -v officials of the department of jus
tice as one of the most important ac
t ompiishments under te Sherman anti
trust law because it limits in large
ii easure the power and privileges of
the much-discussed "middle man" in
commerce.
The decision is construed here a3
meaning tht the consumer of lumber,
t.ntramme'led by a retailer, may pur
cl ase direct from the wholesaler or
Tranufacturer and the latter may sell
direct to the public without mterfer-
r ce of a combination of retailers.
Ttl SSIA WIH. XOT PERMIT
VVIATORS OX THE FRONTIER.
St Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 10. The
cabinet has issued an order prohibiting
foreign balloonists and aviators from
, rr.ing the western frontier for six
momh" nv one violating this oi
,jrr t is announced, is liable to execution.
Demand Is Made For Terri
tory and Army Will Be
Mobilized to Back It Up.
TURKS MAY RECALL
THE PEACE ENVOYS
London, Eng., Jan. 30. The threats
of Turkey to recall her peace delegates
from London to Constantinople, and
the menace of a Rumanian invasion of
Bulgaria tended today to give the im
pression that the Balkan situation had
become more grave within the last 24
hours.
Rumania practically delivered an
ultimatum to Bulgaria by demanding
the cession of Silistria and the terri
tory to the north of a line stretching
from there to Kavarna, on the Black
sea. She has decided to mobilize her
army if she does not obtain a satisfac
tory answer in 48 hours.
Rech&d Pasha, the leader of, the
Turkish peace delegation, today reiter
ated the immovable determination of
the Turks not to abandon the fortress
of Adrianople or the Islands in the
Aegean sea. He said:
"What kind of a conference is this
where all the concessions emanate
from one side? Mad we known this
beforehtui? there would have been no
need of goii g to the trouble of bring
ing together i peace conference in
London."
Greece Seeks Inlands.
It is not likely that the peae'e con
ference will resume its sittings before
next week. Premier Venizilos of
Greece intends to sneml Saturdsv and
Sunday visltirg Oxford. Today he
lunched with the chancellor of the
duchy of Lancaster, he light Hon.
Charles Hobhouse, and in the course
of conversation emphasized the Hel
lenic claims over the islands of the
Aegean sea, expressing1 the hope "that
the country which under the late "Wil
liam Gladstone gave to Greece the
Ionian islands will not refuse its as
sistance now that the Gladstone dis
ciples are in power."
The meeting of the ambassadors of
the European powers this afternoon to
discuss the Balkan situation, concluded
without any definite results. The dip
lomats discussed the deadlock of the
peace conference and conferred as to
possible solutions for two hours, after
which they decided to refer the points
raised to their respective governments.
They will meet again Monday.
RUSSIAN ARMY WILL
TTFETP rVNT WAT?. TJARTO
t
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 16. Or-
ders are eKoected from the Russian war
minister during the next three iStys
diers in the army who under ordlnary
conditiorib- qheald -.have been dismissed
to the reserve two months ago. They
1 will probably be retained until April
14.
It Is understood that the failure of j
the attempt to arrange a joint Austrian
and Russian demobilization has forced J
Russia to remain prepared for eventu
amies.
Reports from Warsaw tell of rush
orders for the completion of the forti
fications and of agitation among the
Russian army officers who are sending
their valuables to places of safety.
POWERS ASK TURKEY
TO CEDE ADRIANOPLE
Constantinople, Turkey. Jan. 10.
The European ambassadors in the
Ottoman capital today succeeded in
drawing up a colorless note which
probably 'will be presented on Monday
to the Turkish government.
The document guardedly advises
Turkey to yield on the question of
Adrianople, but no suggestion is made
of pressure being brought to bear by
the powers to insure the acceptance of
this advice.
GREEKS SUFFER HEAVY LOSS.
Salonika, Turkey, Jan. 10. The losses
of the Greek troops fighting against
the Turks in the vicinity of Janini have
l-en very heavy. To date they have lost
7C00 killed and wounded. The sixth di
vision of the Greek army left here to
day under orders to assist in the sub
action of the Turkish fortress of
Janini.
ASHURST HAS TILT
WITH SECY. FISHER
Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. Senator
Ashurst, of Arizona, who got into a
hot verbal encounter with senator Bai
ley, of Texas, in the senate the other
rifLV. Ann was invito V... i,A rrAVAH ..
"reply outside." is findin- h nr. f
a n,isnatr. not lacking in variety. I
in aaoiiion to ms collision with Bailej, I
senator Ashurst. since the new year
duel with
,,,...,.-, . &, "5' up in a woray-;
secretary of the interior
Fisher.
The first reports were that the cab
inet minister threw the senator ouFof
his office, but consideration of the
physique of the two officials Involved
showed ihe improbability of this. What
really happened was a verbal encoun
ter, at close range, in which certain
opinions of a highly personal sort were
exchanged.
The trouble was over a decision of !
tliA il.ngrlmnt llnjla, ttm A :.. .
... , -. . -"- ""'una min
ing laws. Senator Ashurst called to
nroteRf. As he warmed to hie ..t..
I he turned loose a whole flood of adject
ives against me uniuriunaie opinion
Secretary Fisher, who is something of
a linguist, retorted in kind.
The row wound up by senator Ash
urst askTng Fisher if he had ever tried
a mining case and by the secretary in
viting the senator to go to a climate
even warmer than that of Washington
in midsummer.
None of the furniture was marred or
even displaced, but the dictionary was
exhausted when the battle ended.
PRISONER KILLS OHKYEXMJ
POLICEMAN; WOUNDS ANOTHER
Cheyenne. Wyo., Jan. 9. Police ser
geant Robert Talbot was shot and In
stantly killed here last night and po
liceman MeFarland was seriously
wounded by a stranger Known as John
Johnson, of Aberdeen, S. D who came I
from Omaha 9- few days ago.
Johnson was arrested by MeFarland
while endeavoring to pawn a manlcur
Ing set stolen from the keeper of the
house at which he roomed.
At "the dopr of the police station he
wheeled, fired a shot at close range at
MeFarland, and fled, with police ser
geant Talbot at his heels. At a dis
tance of 100 feet from the sergeant he
turned and shot. Talbot fell dead with
a bullet in his forehead.
Johnson escaped.
NEGRESS IS CONYICTED FOR
MANSLAUGHTER IN LONDON
London. Eng. Jan. JO. Mrs. Annie
Gross, an American negress. was today
found guiltv of manslaughter for kill
ing Jessie Mc-lntre, an English aetress.
J and ;enten'-ed to five years penal ser-iitude
Legislature Will Be in Ses
sion Full 90 Days, and
Maybe Longer.
NEW SYSTEM OF -
ROADS PROPOSED
Austin, Texas, Jan. 10. Should the
coming legislature discard "issues" and
avoid politics, much will be accom
plished by the law makers at the 33d
session. At least, there Is much of Im
portance to be done and it will take the
full 90 days of the regular session, and
then all will not be accomplished, but
much can. be done within that period.
By the end of this week it Is expected
that most of the members will be here
of both branches, and then the speaker
ship contest will absorb the attention of
the solons.
One of the most imnortant measures
that will Have to be considered is the i
proposed amendment to the stock and
bond law. the object being to give the
railroads more latitude in disposing of
their securities for the building of more
lines and adding to their present mile
age. That there will be strenuous op
position to much changing of this law,
though a platform demand, goes with
out saying, as several members have
already announced their view on this
subject.
Prisoners and Good Road.
Another important measure which
will be introduced by representative L.
W. Hill, Is a new law for the penal
system of the state. The law at present
lies been found defective in many re
spects. It will be more than likely
proposed to abolish the per diem of 10
cents allowed the convicts for working.
This 'will cause opposition and much
debate. '
The bill by senator McGregor for a
state system of highways will also be
one or tne leading measures to receive
consideration at the coming session.
Then Jiere is the proposition of the
governor to create a state charities
board which shall have charge of the
various state eleemosynary institutions.
This bill will have the full endorsement
of the governor.
Reform of Judiciary.
Judicial reform is expected to con
sume much of the time of the law
maker. This Is a most important prop
osition, and to representative Hunt, of
Tarrant county, has been assigned the
tasK ot introducing the bills recom
mended by the district iudges at the
recent conference held here. Besides
these measures, it is expected that
there "will be a big batch of indepen
dent measures presented for- consider
ation. The Texas Bar association has
also made recommendations for changes
in the judicial system of the state. The
governor will also make recommenda
tions along this line.
. City Charter Amendments.
It is expected that the legislature will
also enact some kind of legislation rel-
ativ te fht hrtm Pill fnnzi ffnHnnal
amendment. From what can Be learned.
j some of the cities interested in this
amendment will await developments
before submitting any amendments or
charters to the voters for action. In
the case of San Antonio, representative
Cnester Terrell, of Bexar county, said
that no chances will be taken; that the
question of the adoption of a. new char
ter will be advertised for presentation
to the legislature and also for submis
sion to a vote of the people. Thus, np
chances will be taken in the matteT.
Some of the other cities in the state
may follow this plan.
Speakership Flght.V
Those of the legislators who have
arrived are primarily interested in the
speakership contest. J. C. Hunt, of
Canyon City, one of the four candidates
for the speakership, has arrived and
has opened his headquarters at the
Avenue hotel. Representative T. D.
Rowell has his headquarters at the
seme hotel. Mr. Hunt, who declares he
is a progressive Democrat and is a
prohibitionist, declares he is in the race
1o the finish. Representative Pat Henry.
jr of Wichita Falls, is a late arrival
and announces that lie is for Mr. Hunt,
Representative Julius .Barrett, or Win-
Tieia, announced lor ait. ltowen, ana
representative C. M. .Spradley, of Collin
r unty, wno nas aiso just arrived, saia
ne will support Chester Terrell for the
speakership. Mr. Terrell," who is from
Bexar and an anti, still maintains that
he has the lead' over the other candi
dates and is sanguine of winning out
on the first ballot.
Stock and Bond Law.
Members who are here are rather
slow in expressing themselves on the
proposed amendment to the stock and
bond law. Most of them seen, however,
indicate they are opposed to any change
in the present law. This is the case
with representatives Henry and Bar
rett. Mr. Spradley declares he favors
seme change, which would give the
railroads more opportunities for the
disposing of their securities. This is
a platform demand, consequently the
legislators are going slow on this
1 toposition. The same may be said as
to tne question ot the election of a
United States senator to succeed sen
ator Bailey. Some of the members In
dicate that they will vote for Col..
Johnston for the short term to March
4, whilel others declare they will vote
for Morris Sheppard. Senator Darwin,
of Cooper county, declares he will vote
against Johnston when the matter is
presented for the consideration of the
lawmakers.
The Old Bnlley Is.su e.
It Is claimed tht when the question
of the election of a United States sen
ator comes up for action, it will rpvive
the Bailey issue and also the prohibi
tion question, which many members
are trying to keep in the back ground
in order that business mav be dis
patched. It is apparent that this
question will cause considerable agi
tation before it is finally disposed of.
it is not doubted but that Mr. Sheppard
would accept the appointment were he
elected. .
Holdover ScnatorabipK.
One of the first propositions which
tn senate will be called upon to settle
will be the statute of the holdover sen
ators. This matter has just been
,'u"biii io an issue Dy the filing in
e state department of a certificate
issued by county judge A. G. Reld. of
iyler county, which shows that W. T.
fiUam.f' of ranse county, has received
f ,mShest number of votes in the
f i f senatorial district, for the pf-
Mr S se.nato'' from that dl5trict:
th 1 4?ams claims he was elected and
V ve "uluover senators are enuuea
to their seats. His contention is based
""section 28. article 3. of the state
constitution, which provides that there
uft 5? an appointment of the sena
"riai district every 10 years. There was
Vh a?PO'ntment by the last legislature,
ie 10 years have lapsed and. there
it re the seat of every holdoier sen
ator is vacant, he sas
Several Seats Involed.
I., nator V" Collins, of Beaumont.
js the holdov-r n that district, and
ii seat whi h is being conte&ted
J Mr. Adams. Tlie contention of Mr.
Oams places in jeopardy the seats of
:a state senators who we--e holdovers
.". beside:,. n,7. TV-", ,7, ..TJ ""'I
1 Him Tl. I r lif.. I . i . . . i "-
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(.Continued on rage Z.)
1
Tells City and County Em
ployes and Officials He
Accepts Their CalL
POLL TAXES ARE
THEN DISCUSSED
-S-
When asked who would be his
running mates in the spring -fr
election, mayor Kelly said Fn-
day morning: "I do not know."
However, it is generally 4"
known that alderman Percy Mc- 4"
Ghee and Walter S. Clayton are 4"
fr
JL.
to be candidates for reelection
and that Kelly will insist on ?
their nomination. !
!
Mayor C. K. Kelly is going to be
mayor of Bi. Paso for tne next two
years. He says.so himself; lie told the
youns Democrats tl(is si their meet
ing Thursday night. Ballard Coldwell
said: "Of course, the organization will
win, because it has the habit." The
150 present, many of that number
either city or county employes,
cheered. TSe club was formed by
young city employes and sons, rela
tives and friends of city officials and
employes. This club a week ago
asked the mayor to run again. It has
been krown that this meant that he
intended to run again, although the
mayor declined to commit himself for
publication until he appeared before
the club Thursday night. f
The mayor's arrival at the meeting
Thursday night was dramatic. H. G.
Schaeffer, treasurer of the club, had
just finished telling the members that
there was a balance of J9G.30 in the
bank, when the mayor came into the
hall. His entrance was the signal for
prolonged cheering. Judge Adrian
Pool of the corporation court inter
rupted Tom Newman, secretary of the
organization, who was detailing the
number of poll taxes that had been
paid by the faithful, by a motion that
all business be dispensed with while
they heard from the mayor.
Wasn't Going to Run.
The mayor was introduced by J. S.
Curtis, acting chairman, as Mr.
"Harrj" Kelly.
"A week ago I made up my. mind
not to make the race for mayor," the
mayor said, "but when my friends of
20 years' standing came to my home
last week. I promised to give them .an
answer. To look Into the boys" faces
before me carries me back to -my old
home. At one time, when asked as
to wb4 n& assoetetes -were, I replied
that 1 fcaes wasjaadeup .oTllje best
men fun every stateM ntheTinton-
and those men were mv associates
the fathers of the boys who were at
my nome last weeK.
"There lies' come to me the rumor
that I had intended to run for mayor,
and after being elected, would resign
Any man who would do that would be
a traitor to the public a traitor to
his family and a traitor, to himself.
"With your backing and the backing
of the general public. T am goIng to
accept your offer. (The mayor was
interrupted by the cheering and ap
plause, which continued for several
minutes.) With your backing," he
went on, "and the backing of El Paso
that I know I. will get. I am going to
be mayor for .the next two years."
Chairman Curtis suggested that a
rising vote be given the mayor, those
favoring his candidacy to stand, and
those opposed to it to remain seated.
Everyone arose.
Dchr for the Ticket.
In response to repeated calls, Louis
E. Behr, city tax assessor and collec
tor, who withdrew from the race t!s
week in favor of his chief deputy.
Dave Sullivan, came forward. "All
who know me. know that I am tongue
tied, said Mr. Behr. "I am going
to say, though, that I am going to
inrow out Doin my ieet xo eieci air.
iveiiy ana me oaiance oi me cicKet.
W. R. James stated he congratulated
the young Democrats on their selec
tion for a mayor. He said there
would be other candidates in the field,
but there would be no opposition.
H. GvSchaeffer declared that aU
would have to get busy and see that
the poll taxes were paid up.
"The Gome of PoIHIcx.''
G. Brooks then gave some instruc
tions in the game of politics. He
said he had .been in it a long time
and knew the game. The object was,
he said, to get the man you knew to
pay his poll tax and not 'one who was
not your friend. "Get among your
friends." said Mr. Brooks; "that's gum
shoe business that's politics. I've
been there all my life and I know
something. We are In this business
to win, not to pay poll taxes."
Ballard Coldwell's Idea was that
everyone who had the right to vote
ought to put himself in "the position
to exercise that right. He said it was
the duty of an American citizen. "We
are in this game to win," said -Cold-well,
"and, of course we are going to
win we've got the habit. The real
first class citizen will pay his poll tax,
and the real first class citizen will
therefore be with the organization."
Tax Collector Talki.
Will I. Watson, county tax collector,
was introduced by the chairman as
the "Kingpin guy," because he issued
the poll tax receipts. Mr. Watson
said: "You have to be 21 years of age,
live In the state one year. In the
county six "months, have $1.75. and 1
will issue you a pcJl tax receipt." Up
to date he stated that S3S poll taxes,
including exemptions, had been issued.
and there were only 20 days left In
which to Issue 6000 more. He 'urged
an early payment of poll taxes. Be
ginning January 15. Mr. Watson said,
he was going to keep his office open
until 9 o'clock at nisKt to arcommo
date those who want to pay their
poll tax.
Capt. Juan Hart Pleased.
Capt. Juan Hart declared that It
was a iappy event In his life to find
a club organized and working such as
the Young Men's Democratic organi
zation. At one time he said that ho
was an enthusiast when there were few
enthusiasts, but, due to the recent
Democratic victory, his enthusiasm
had been born again. He was vehe
ment in his denial that graft existed
either in the city or county adminis
tration, and advocated when an of
fender along these lines was found,
taking him before the bars and pun
ishing him. "Judge Marshall, of the
supreme court, in referring to George
J asnington," the speaker said, "de
ciareil that he was a man whose in
tegntv could not be corrupted. Your
nuijor is a m.in whose integrity can
riot be corrupted " He considered that
PJTsent .uln ir.istration was wise
,n, t-Hing the bond is,sue. therebv
eliminating the cost of Improvements
to bf made bv a direet tax on the in-
uiviuuciik niorertv The onnni he
- '
'1 h.drnd,.Vod-,.lv"bv four,nt,
K MKI
lmil.
h tion Mi Hart bel
bel it ved j
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(Continued on ni.xt pige
George F. Baker Parries
With Counsel For Money
Trust Committee.
SERVES AS DIRECTOR
IN OVER 50 BANKS
Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. The mil
lions which the First National of New
York has available for investment
were disclosed at today's hearings of
Geo. F. Baker, chairman of the bank's
boa'rt", before the house money trust
Investigating committee.
Mr. Baker, popularly referred to as
J "the biggest man In the street," testi
fied that .the bank had $74,000,000 avail
able for investment, of which 531,080,
000) was out in demand loans and $25,
000.000 I ntime loans and diseounts.
The bank holds J43.466.000 in securi
ties and has gross deposits of about
5110.000.000.
Confers With Counsel.
Counsel Untermyer, 'for the commit
tee, led Mr. Baker through a line of
questionings which was intended to
bring out his close- relations with the
railroads in the anthracite fields, usu
ally referred to as the hard coal trust,
without developing more than is gen
erally known. Twice when Mr. Unter--myer
wanted information of the bank's
connection with the First Securities
company the question was held in
abeyance until Mr. Baker could confer
with his counsel.
'Holds 50 Directorships. .
When Mr. Baker took the stand to
day he asked permission to make a
statement.
"You made me out such a great hold
er of directorships yesterday," he said
to Mr. Untermyer, "that I wish to say
that I never became a director or a
voting-trustee of any company at my
cwn solicitation."
Ye have just begun to ask you
about your directorships," sai- MV.
Untermyer. He added that a list fur
nished by Mr. Baker's bank showed
that directors in the First National held
SS directorships in other corporations.
In 37 corporations members of J. P.
Morgan & Co., and directors of the
First 'National bank were common di
rectors. Mr. Baker agreed to furnish a list
of the corporations in which he him
self was a director. He thought he had
about 50 such places.
Control of Chase Bank Scattered.
Mr. Baker said ne held 20,000 shares
of the First National stock, his son
5000, J. P. Morgan 14.506: H. P. Davi
son and Thomas I.amont, of Morgan &
i-u., jiau sma jer iwiaings. control ot
the Chase tank, he salo, was now
"scattered."
Baker said he had declined to furnish
a, list of the assets of bis bank to the
committee. He considered the details
that & bar - tKSSbsri2M
tr they were made public" He was
flatly opposed to any law makintr DUb-
lie the assets of a bank. Mr. Baker
V,...,.1. .. nY.lXM ....l.) 1.- ...till ...
LUUU5UI LUC JUUlltJ nuuiu uv VhllllUj LU
f do business "on the confidence it has
In the men at the head of the banks"
and should not ask for "facts in de
tail." He said, however, that he could
see no inlury to any one from the pub
lication of the bank's assets.
"Why do you oppose it, then?" asked
Mr. Untermyer.
"Because I can see no good to come
of It," answered the witness.
"Is that all you care to say about
that?"
"Yes, and more, too." said Mr. Baker.
Voting Trustee In Other Ranks.
Mr. Baker testified that he was a
director in the Astor Trust company,
the Farmers Loan and Trust company
and the Guaranty Trust. In the Guar
anty Trust, he said, he was also a vot
ing trustee.
Mr. Baker said that the "alert finan
cial men" who organized the Bankers'
Trust company wanted to take over the
Guaranty Trust company, and they put
in a voting trust to prevent any one
else securing control.
"Do you think a voting trust Is a
proper method of management?" asked
Mr. Untermyer.
"I see nothing Improper In It."
Physician to Meet Rockefeller.
The corr.niiuee ordered chairman
Pujo to send a physician to meet Wil
liam Rockefeller, returning from Ber
muda, as soon as he reached Miami.
Fla. The physician will endtavor to
ascertain wnether or not the oil mag
nate, is physically able to testify.
I Mr. Pujo declined to make public his
plans for intercepting Mr. Rockefeller
or the name of the physician to be em
ployed by the- committee.
Consider Steel Tariff.
The iron and steel schedule was taken
up today by the house wavs and means
committee, when it resumed hearings
wi,rdevot8ntso tzrs&zr?-
tlon and manv nrominent stl men !
tlon and many prominent steel men
will be heard.
The proposal to put printing presses
on the free list, instead of a 30 percent
advalorem duty as under the present
tariff, brought a protest from James
E. Bennett, of New York, representing
22 printing press manufacturing com
panies, that the present tariff should
stand.
The witness contended that the busi
ness was being run on a small margin.
Oppose Reduction On Lead.
Rocky mountain lead miners opposed
the proposal of a cut in the tariff on
lead to a flat 25 percent ad valorem.
Fred Blrbridge, of Seattle, testified
that there was less than five percent
profit on the capital invested in the
Coeur D'Alene mines, in which he was
interested. He "wants the new rates
to remain on a specific basis instead
of to the ad valorem rate.
i k. .k .-...u i i
duci'rs. George Riter. of ,t Lake & ! . A '-"l x
advocated a continuance of the specific a? "i1 " .?.": JIJ " J he,n nere na' -tariff
at not less than the present rate. ?iL?J:am,P VSLj?, V.,3,""81 ,lhe
Employs Two; Wanf. Protection. elS- A .federal '" 1 has Sett
Edwfn Radford, of Brooklyn, wanted iJhuJ2;T?' C,'- SCa"
the tariff on gold leaf raised from 35 I ""VS Inh"tl iltrlkin3 ir
percent ad valorem to 50 percent, and
said any reduction would result in re
ducing the wages of working men.
"How many men do you employ 7'
asked representative Palmer.
"Two." .
"And you would have us levy a !
greater tax on gold leaf to protect '
those two men?" !
"Not mine alone, but others in the
business."
The witness foresaw possible Invasion
of Germans in the American market.
Favors Competitive Tariff.
"I would like to see a competitive
tariff all along the line," announced
chairman Underwood erf the ways and
means committee at the final hearing
on the earthenware and glassware
schedule
M. S. Pitcairn of New York, repre
senting the importers, presented radi
cally dnergent views. His protest
against "the exorbitance of the pres
ent tariff" on English and other earth
enware led to sharp interchanges with
ropreseiumes Payne and Lopgworth.
Representatnes of the American
manufacturers urged retention of
present rates.
Tariff on Wlndmt Glass.
J. J Neenan of CIe eland, represent
ing an asjeiation of window glass
(Continued on page 5.1
Mesican Consul E. Anaya
Comes From Tucson With
. a Poposition.
LASCJJRAIN CONFERS
WITH RANCH OWNERS
Permanent peace An northern Mex
ico may result from the visit of Pedro
S. Lascurain, minister of foreign rela
tions of Mexico, who arrived Tuesday
night from Washington, after a con
ference with the state department, the
president and president-elect Woodrow
Wilson, at Princeton. N. J.
Friday minister Lascurain received
overtures from the rebel leaders now
operating in western Chihuahua to lay
down their arms and quit fighting the
established government. The proposal
was placed before the Mexican minis
ter by E. Anaya, Mexican consul at
Tucson. Ariz., who is said to have
come to EI Paso for the purpose of
conferring with minister Lascurain
regarding the proposals of the rebel
chiefs, which were made to consul
Anaya recently. The chiefs in ques
tion are said to be Salazar and Rojas.
Orozco. it is said. Is not included In
the proposed amnesty. Mexican con
sul E. C. Llorente admitted Friday that
peace negotiations had been opened
between the rebels and federals. It is
also known that the Mexican govern
ment has made definite overtures to
the rebels, particularly the Orozco vfac-
tion, through members of the El Paso
' refugee colony of Mexicans, and that -
a meeting between a representative of
the Iederal government and the rebels
was proposed in order to arrange the
terms by which the rebels will agree
to quit.
Intervention Fear Causes Action.
This activity on the part of the
Mexican government diplomat to bring
about peace in northern Mexico is said
to be the result of the recent inter
vention talk. Realizing the pressure
that is being brought to bear upon the
American government by the American
ranchers and railroad owners in Mex
ico to have their properties and rights
protected, the Mexican government is
said to be making an effort to bring
about a solution of the difficulty in
the north of the republic by making
terms with the rebels, who are resnon-
jsible for ' the disturbed conditions in
the north.
Confers with Ranch Owners.
All day Friday minister Lascurain
was closeted with prominent American
ranch owners in northern Mexico. C
K. Warren, owner of the great War
ren ranch in northwesters Chihuahua;
J. O. Crockett, vice president of the
.-uexico .?orui western railroad and
- ;li?an -t?Jrt .to M-dcu.
and. a.
nnmber of other Americans who hold
large interests in Mexico were inter- The rebels are believed to be corn
viewed by the Mexican minister re- I manded hv Felloe Nori. Mn a hm..c.
garding the exact condition of affairs
in the north cf the republic. State-
i ments of losses suffered by these- men.
or carnage done to crops, cattle herds
and railroad lines were submitted to
show the Mexican minister what the
extent of the disturbances -were. All
day Friday the suite of rooms occu
pied by minister Lascurain were filled
with the Americans who "have interests
in Mpxico, anil the lobby of the hotel
Paso del Norte was filled with Ameri
can and Mexican refugees waiting to
see him.
Talks with Army Officers.
Another development of the Mexican
situation since minister Lascurain Ar
rived is the conferences which he has
held with American army officers sta
tioned af Fort Bliss. Major W. F.
Clark, who was regimental adjutant
of the fourth cavalry when it was sta
tioned here during the first revolution
Capt. Geo. S. Simonds, adjutant of the
border patrol district until recentlv,
and other officers at tfie post, have
been in conference with Senor Lascu
rain regarding the events which have
occurred on the border.
A Prominent Diplomat.
Lloyd C. Griscom, who accompanied
Mexican minister Lascurain to El Pas'o,
is one of the best known of tho re
tired diplomats in New York. II- nas
been minister to Persia, and was min
ister to Japan at the time of the Jap-
KmnrMfr tgLT&fZ SK i
and ambassador to Italy until he left t
the diplomatic service three years ago. ;
He is now president of the Pan-Ameri- I
can society of New York and one ot I
the active workers In the effort to i
rAn5.Diut more frJeadly relations j
?.J.h h-eJJ?"A?.eJ32 countries. He
-F5 siwss i
Baluraay- ;
REBEI, "POTf-fTER AT?
- - -- v.i i
AGAIN IN SONORA I
I
Combined Armies of Salazar, Rojas and I
Caraveo Leave Chihuahua; Federals
sent to Attack Them.
Douglas, Ariz.. Jan. 10. It is offi
cially announced in Agua Prieta that a
rebel force of unknown numbers, under
generals Rojas, Salazar and Caraveo.
following their defeat at Pearson. Chlh
has crossed into Sonora and is now
in the vicinity of Bacadehuichi. Two
hundred federals have left Agua P'leta
on a regular passenger train, and a
special which followed tater, for Na
cozari. They will b joined there by
100 sUDDOSed to have, left th- l-,...
i .. ,--. . - - -.... ,,.;i
msni ior -wociezn ni. wrier.? thv !. a
(-oimmssario anh-a oaiv statod ih
force at Agua Pr'tta numbers 500 and
(Continued on page 5).
WOMEN CAST FIRST
WOMAN DEFEATED FOR PHOENIX MAYOR
VOTES IN ARIZONA
""." Jan- 1"-Slx DOT,- I
Crats and nn RsnnkllMn -m I
--...,- rciv awrcess- i
ful In the city election. Tho sni.n-
were put completely to rout. Mrs. I
Mary Loy, candidate for mayor on the '
Socialist ticket and the first woman to I
run for office in Arizona, received only ,
of poll, e over Jesse Kranev De-noerat ,
ine other Oemocrats elected .,PC
coumumen W I. Richards and F C. I
250 Soldiers Killed and Town.
Destroyed by Rebels Near
Mesico City.
NOT A HOUSE LEFT
STANDING IN TOWN
Mexico City, Max, Jan. 10. After
destroying the little garrison of fed
erals and totally razing the town of
Ayoteingo, 25 miles from Mexico City,
a body of rebels withstood the attacks
of two detachments of federal rein
forcements and practically annihilated
the government troops, killing 13S
More than 260 were killed, all told.
counting federals, rebels and non
combatants, according to a reliable
estimate. The battle raged from 10 in
the morning until late at night. The
notorious Genevo de la & was one of
the rebel chiefs.
This information -was brought here
last night by passengers arriving from
that district and was confirmed off
clally. The rebels this morning had disap
peared from the hills about Ayotcingo.
They left during the night, before the
arrival of federal reinforcements with
field and machine guns. A. column of
258 was rushed on special trains front
the capital last night.
Official Report Admits Slaughter.
The sacking of the town was ad
mitted early by the government offi
cials, who, as usual, attempted ta
minimise the incident by asserting
T that
the rebels numbered only I'-j.
Those who brought the story to the
capital estimate that the- rebels num
bered between 5M and 1964.
Col. Vasconceloe, at Chalco. who .s
directing the operations, twice tele
graphed to the war department for
reinforcements. He stated that the
rebels who in the beginning numbered
100, were later reinforced by a
large band. He confirmed in one of
his messages the extinction of the
first two detachments sent to rein
force the garrison at Ayotcingo, saying
that only tne commandant- of the 100
men from Xico returned.
Ceadly Rebel Fire.
The attack on Ayotcingo began in
the morins-i-Of the garrison of 18
only two escaped. One of them was
wounded. A detachment of 20 fed
erals, despatched to reinforce the gar
rison, was wiped out after a stiff
fight. One hundred federals hurried'
despatched from Xico met the same
fate.
Fifty federals from Chalco, a .small
detachment from Milpa Alta, in the
federal district, and 1M home -guard
volunteers from Mexico City left
fo-
AVOtdnEO VBAterftav aflftmnnn T.Aw
' regular troops and artillery left.
is standing Jn the town." but the resi
aents were "not mistreated physical
The rebels last night were -occupi-ing
the hills near the ruins of Ayot
cingo. Hacienda Is Sacked
The hacienda Cerro Gordo, in the
state of San Luis Potosi. has been
sacked by rebels under Francisco Vas
quez, a nephew of Dr. Francisco Vas
quez Gomez, and a quantity of arms
and ammunition captured.
Chietla. an important town In Pu
ebla, has been taken by the rebels who
are said to have captured three ma
chine guns and 35,000 cartridges.
In the same vicinity, Tuerto" (One
Kyed) Morales raided Tchomiscium.
Bridges on the Mexican Southern
railway between Puebla and Oaxaca
have been burned again, just after
being rebuilt
Owing to the presenee of Gen. Higi
nio Aguilar (late of the federal arm,
now a rebel commander) between the
Mexican and Inter-oceanic railways
near Paso del Macho, the governor of
Veracruz has ordered military escorts
for the trains on the Inter-oceanic
traversing that district.
Bridges have been burned on the
International railway between Mon
terey and Torreon.
The strike of the machinists eoiw
tinues.
WANTS TROOPS FOR
V A rTTT rt A l-jrr a --
X AQUI CAMPAIGN
-
Governor of Sonora Explains One of
Reasons for His Visit to
Mexico City.
Mexico City, Mex. Jan. lO.Tw--,
i-Maria Ty tOT ot -
,s a0w" ,n the capital, has said that
j one of his chief purposes in coming
--.---- w uviain auomonai troops
whricthhehr,tshTnn 5SVSg&S
rj? --' "e nosme xaqui Indians
t616- He has stated that the presence
i "..". s"isuii nas always re-
suited in the past in the decrease of
depredations on the part of the In
dians, and believes that the same
would be true now
Argument to the "effect that an In
crease in the number of troops sta
tioned in the Yaqui country wonld re
sult In aggravating the situation was
IK? .ld at h7 tne governor. He said
ia e ser"Hne of troops was neces-
Such moves as have be-n made bv
the governor have tended to an n
a e, 5,.the forces in the southern
r.irf e S.t,ate of So- and par
reirtlfn V"6 maintaining in that
region of the state troops who a-e
cmo6 Tith the round tr
campaign8 " are to be Jn
NKW ARIZONA POSTMASTER.
SnWthShin5ln' D- C' Jan ! Mary G
tSr1 HuronenArhr?,SS,0ned
Wnteman; recorder J
- - - . AXi.,5.' J- -H
Uoblnson: as-
wowr. x-. rt, willia
Sholey
ams
tre i surer, C K.
register X.00 .nanu - " S
tf I vfJS?d 1 votes w ert PlleeL Of
&5 w 25 Werc Wrt- Pour
stSedTh ?en were restored. " '3
ViZ lll y fter the polls opened. 1- t3
." V,aL,"l"on or '-eing the first worri-i
franVhise.
exercise the right of.

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