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L PASO hekal:
Money Trust Committee
May Call Oil Magnate For
IS NOW UNABLE TO
TALK ABOVE WHISPER
"Washington, D. d. Jan. 15. Although
suffering from shaking palsy and un
able to speak above a -whisper, Wil
liam Rockefeller -would be able to
undergo a "brief examination" before
the house money trust committee, if
liis testimony is of "paramount import
ance." So Dr. C W. Richardson told
the committee today. He said that to
submit the oil magnate to prolonged
questioning might cshise a hemorrhage
or a swelling of the 1 jrynx -which
-would stop his breathing.
While Dr, Richardson and Albert C.
Burrage, -who -was concerned in the re
organization of the Amalgamated Cop
per company, testified,- a list of finan
cial leaders -waited to be called. They
were president Hines of the National
City Bank of New Tork, Geo. W. Per
kins, Thomas W. Lamont, H. P. David
son and Geo. Baker jr., the latter a
son of the leading figure in the First
The committee will take up tbe Ques
tion of whether Mr. Rockefeller Is to
be examined at an executive meeting
Organization of Amalgamated.
Albert C. Barrage, of Boston, testi
fied he -was an organizer of the Amal
gamated Copper company in 1S9S. He
named as his assistants Wm. Rocke
feller, Marcus Daly, H. H. Rogers and
others. Mr. Burrage could not remem
ber how much was made by the or
ganizers in turning over the j various
properties to the Amalgamated.
"Was the profit $39,000,000r asked
"I could not say," answered Burrage.
He could not remember his own profits
nor those of Thomas W. Lawson, Wm.
Rockefeller and Mr. Rogers.
"The panic came in in shoals, didn't
It?" asked Mr. Untermyer.
"Yes. you might say that," said Mr.
Burrage. He could not say whether
the "insiders" received large requests
for subscriptions of the stock but he
knew that before the stock was al
loted the price had gone to $115 or $120
per 1(H) shares. About ?376.ee,000 of of
fers, he said, were received for the
$76,0(H.60e of stock.
Cannot Remember Details.
Mr. Burrage could not remember de
tails of operations by which Amalga
mated took over Butte and Boston.
Boston and Butte, Mr. Burrage said,
-was accumulated on his advice. Later,
he said, the Globe Bank of Boston
failed, holding a large block of Bos
ton and Mostana stock. Just prior
to the failure, he said, Mr. Lawson con
ducted a vigorous advertising carc
"paign, "bulling" Butte and Boston an-1
"bearing" Boston and Montana. Mr.
Burrage said he had taken no part in
the negotiations by which the Amalga
mated organisers secured the Boston
and Montana stock held by the Globe
tank. He did not believe the Lawson
advertising campaign had any relation
to the Globe failure.
Mr. Burrage said that Butte and Bos
ton stock was exchanged for Ama!
jgamated, at a rate of four shares of
Amalgamated for one of Butte and
Boston, which with Amalgamated at
130 made a price of 530. Butte-Mon-tana,
he said, was excxhanged share
for share with Amalgamated In the
Mr Burrage said that in 1904 he or
dered all his papers and accounts de
stroyed because Mr. Lawson and Mr.
Rogers were engaged in an alterca
tion. Perkins Testifies.
George W. Perkins was the first to
take the stand when the committee
resumed the hearing after lunch.
Mr Perkins told of having been a
member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
& company, and of his connection
with the United States corporation. He
was still a director and member of
the finance committee of the corpora
tion aniT had a great deal to do with
its business organisation after it was
formed. Mr. Perkins is a director of
the Steel corporation and the Inter
national Harvester company.
Wade Urges Central Bank.
"This country can never have a sound
monetary system without a central
bank," declared Festus G. Wade, of SL
Louis, a member of the banking and
currency committee of the American
Bankers' association before the house
currency reform committee. Mr. Wade
said the socalled Aldrich plan proposed
the best system that had come under
Chairman Glass told the -witness that
the declaration of the Democratic party
against the Aldrich bill practically pre
cluded the consideration of any plan
embodying the central bank feature
and asked for an opinion on a system
of divisional reserve bank, supervised
by a central board.
"You may be able to work that out,"
i.. izritnesK reDlied. "but the system
I will not be sound without the central
i t.I.lr "
Mr Wade insisted Democratic oppo
sition to a central bank was largely
sentimental and recommended that the
committee report a measure similar to
the Aldrich bill.
Texan Proposes Elastic Currency.
James E. Ferguson, a banker of Tem
d. Tar submitted a bill to establish
in connection with the office of the fr
controler ol tne currency. ine cur
rency bank of the United States," with
eight branches to be known as currency
stations and authorize the issue of
$700,000,000 in currency by the United
States government. The plan contem
plated the loan of currency to banks
on commercial paper at five percent
interest. 'Mr. Ferguson said only an
elastic currency issued by the gov
ernment itself would meet panic con
Ahkx Protection for Steel.
S. P. Ker, of Sharon, Pa., president of
the Sharon Steel Hoop company, be
fore the house ways and means com
mittee considering the tariff on steel,
advocated changes in the phraseology
of the law to prevent importers taking
advantage of its terms. Mr. Ker told of
plans now under way by the United
States Steel corporation to advance the
wages of its common laborers and
artisans and mechanics 10 percent Feb.
1. Representative Fordney, of Michigan,
estimated that this would mean an
advance of $17,500,000.
In answer to chairman Underwoodrs
inquiry as to the cause of the proposed
increase of wages by the steel corpora
tion, Mr. Ker said he thought "that the
corporation was taking time by the
forelock to hold its labor." He urged
protection from Invasion from abroad
and added that if the industry were
disturbed, the companies would reduce
labor to the point where they could
Mr. Ker advocated a dumping clause
to present the sending of goods into
this country at prices lower than in
the country of production.
Affairs of the Waltham Watch com
pany, of Waltham, Mass also were
taken up by fthe committee, which con
tinued far into tne menu
Treat Controls .AlnmlTinm Industry.
The existence of an international
agreement covering the aluminum in
dustry was revealed.
President Arthur V. Davis, of the
Aluminum company of America, ad
mitted that his company, the only
aluminum manufactory in the United
States, was owned by the Canadian
Aluminum company, which, in turn, had
a perfect agreement with all of the
six or seven foreign aluminum com
panies. This agreement, he said, cov
ers all the world except the United
States, which he admitted to represen
tative Rainey of Illinois, was excepted
because there is a law prohibiting it
The admission of this agreement
amazed ' members of the committee,
some of -whom pointed out that, along
with previous testimony regarding for
eign trusts in other industries, it pre
sented a problem never before faced
by a tariff-making committee.
Mr. Davis protested against any re
duction of the tariff, which the tenta
tive Democratic plan proposes to cut
in half. Asked if he expected much
competition, in view of the existing
agreement, hev replied that there was
competition though members of the
committee declined to be convinced.
Would "Jail" Independent.
Walter Laidlaw, of New York city,
who said he represented abont a dozen
manufacturers of pumping machinery,
but later admitted he represented the
socalled "pump trust," testified that
the International Pumping company
owned all the manfactories he men
tioned. He said the International
Pumping company had net earnings of
$1,250,000 on its aggregate investment
of $25,000,000, or a 5 percent return
on its capital investment. He said he
believed that the independents should
"be put in Jail" for making a lower
price than they could make money on.
The louse has passed the postofflce
appropriation bill carrying $278,489,731.
Tells of Selling Archbold Letters.
Wm. Winkfield, the former Stand
ard Oil negro messenger, who has told
the senate committee investigating
campaign funds of his participation in
the sale of the "Archbold letters"
made material alterations in his testi
mony when he reappeared today be
fore the committee. Winkfield told
the senators he had "stage fright and
a" bad headache yesterday."
William Wotherspoon has been con
firmed by the senate as major general
of the United States army by a vote
of 36 to 14.
WILSON nOPES PROGRESSIVE
DEMOCRATS WILL BE ELECTED
Trenton. N. J Jan. 15. "I hope pro
gressive Democrats will be elected in
every state," said president elect Wil
son, in referring to the contests inci
dent to the election of United States
senators in Maine, New Hampshire, Illi
nois, South Dakota and Tennessee. The
governor took emphatic exception to
editorials and published reports pur
porting to describe his attitude as pre
ferring the selection of a progressive
Republican in cases where the other al
ternative would be the choice of a
"The only thing I am interested in In
any state," he said. "Is the election of
The governor was delighted -with the
result of the caucus of the Democrats
of the state legislature who, by a vote
of 42 to 5. elected Edward E. Grosscup,
Democratic state chairman, as state
treasurer. The governor openly had
declared himself for Mr. Grosscup.
NEW YORK FAVORS DHiECT
ELECTION of U. S. SENATORS
Albany, N. Y, Jan. lo.-With only
four dissenting votes, the resolution to
ratify the proposed amendment to the
federal constitution providing for the
election of United States senators by
the people of the several states, was
passed by the lower house of the New
York legislature. The measure will be
considered by the senate today.
The urgent need for the enactment of
laws to prevent the exploiting of
-women and children to satisfy the greed
and avarice of their employers, -was
pointed out to governor Sulzer by Sam
uel Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, and Abram L
Elkus, counsel to the New York state
factory investigating committee.
There was a lengthy discussion on
proposed workman's compensation leg
islation. Mr. Gompers expressed the
belief that there should be compensa
tion for the injury or death of em
ployes without resorting to the courts.
CBjAFIN ASKS PROHIBITIONISTS
TO RAISE MILLION DOLLARS.
Indianapolis, Ind Jan. 15. A plan
to begin at once securing pledges to
ward a million dollar campaign fund
for use in 1916 advanced by Eugene
W. Chafin, of Tucson, Arlz prohibi
tion candidate for president at the
last election, was adopted by the na
tional conference of the party. The
meeting which will continue until Fri
day, was given over to discussion of
plans. On Thurdsday the national com
mittee will convene here to decide
whether the publication of the party's
paper. The Advance, at Chicago, shall
RHODE ISLAND IS FIRST
TO FILE ELECTORAL VOTE
Washington, D. CX, Jan. 15. J. & Mc
Cabe. of Rhode Island, won the quad
riennial race to Washington with the
electoral vote of his state. At 9 a. m.,
when the office of the vice president
opened. Mr. McCabe was waiting. A.
short time later H. M. London, of Ra
leigh, appeared with the vote of North
Carolina. A late train robbed him of
the honor of being the first to arrive.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 15. The supreme
court today refused a writ of error in
the case of the Texas & Pacific Railway
company vs. W. B. Hllgarten from El
Pleases the fasff
Nourishes the body
EIGHTH COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS.
J. R. Harper. J. F. McKenzIc and E. F.
Submission postpaned C. M. Young
berg vs. First National bank of Pecos,
et aL, from Reeves, motion of defend
ant in error to dismiss writ of error,
strike out transcript.
Submitted W. J. Chambers vs. P. B.
Wyatt. administrator from Harris, ap
pellee's motion for mandate, costs to be
paid in administration of estate.
Granted J. F. Mc Williams vs. Fort
Stockton Irrigated Lands company,
from Pecos, appellant's motion to
amend appeal bond; record filed. J. A.
Raney vs. Houston Lighting and Power
company, from Harris, motion of plain
tiff in 'error for a rehearing; cause re
versed and remanded; opinion filed.
Overruled Central Bank and Trust
company vs. T. C. Ford, from Harris;
appellant's motion for rehsaring. Hous
ton Lighting and Power company vs.
Mary A. Barnes, from Harris, appel
lant's motion for rehearing. L. B. Carl
tin vs. Texas Banking and Investment
company, from Harris; motion for re
hearing of the Farmers' Union Com
mission and Grain company. James R.
Parks vs. J. M. Sullivan, from Harris;
appellant's motion for rehearing; opin
W. E. Allen, of Midland, has tendered
his resignation as a member of the
board of legal examiners for the eighth
34th DISTRICT COURT.
Dan M. Jackson, Presiding
H. C. Myles vs. Abram Abeyta, suit
on note; filed.
must nqt only have
the proper curva
ture to correct the
I defects of your i.
must he of the size
and shape which
fit and look lne
best on your face.
Because we grind
ALL lenses in our
own factory we
are aBle to give
the most careful
attention to these
m m pi
Bisbee, Ariz.. Jan. 15. A successful
meeting of the Study club, recently
organized at the Y. W. C. A., was held
at the association building. There
were a number of readings and later.
served. , It la
planned to have the club meet semi
Capt. G. S. Greenway. or the C & A.
mine, has returned from a trip to
A large delegation of Knights of
Pythias left in automobiles and by
train for Cananea.
The instalation of officers of the
Redmen was held at the Pythian castle.
The instalation ceremonies were fol
lowed by a dance, at which more than
40 couples were present.
Judge Allen English has returned
Miss G. C. Kroger, a nurse at the
Copper Queen hospital, has returned
from a trip to Los Angeles.
Tom Collins, a former resident of
this city, is in Bisbee from his home
Mumps are plentiful in the Warren
district. Quite a number of cases
have been reported at Lowell and War
ren and there are a number of cases
The instalation of officers of Gol
den Rule encampment No. 5, L O. O. F.,
was followed by a dance.
Harry Daly, a former resident of
this city, is In Bisbee on a short busi
ness trip from Eureka, Calif.
Harold Elliott has left for Dawson,
N. M for a short business trip.
E. E. Ellingwood, who has been In
Tombstone on legal business, has re
turned. E. A, Watklns, who was recently
operated on for appendicitis, has re
turned to his home and is reported
as recovering rapidly.
Miss Helen McCarthy, of Lowell, Is
confined to her home with a case of
Mrs. J. E. Morrisson, accompanied
by her daughter, has left for Los An
geles, where she will spend the winter.
We start our Semi-Annual Red Letter Sale throughout every, department
promptly at 8 o'clock.
Saturday Morning f January 18th
with but one determination to reduce stocks at once to lowest ebb value
or original cost has not been considered consequently the most sensational
bargains await you at every turn, on every floor in everyi department of the
A delicious, appetizing
Wheat, Oafs, Bios mi Barley
13 servings for 1
Ask your grocer for
Dr. Price's ALGRAIN
41st DISTRICT COURT.
A. M. Walthall. Presiding
McBride vs. Loomis, trespass to try
title suit; on trlaL
Rebecca Herrera, suit to remove dis
abilities as minor; filed.
FannieStrode vs. William Strode, suit
for divorce; filed.
-. AI.PINE, TEXAS.
Alpine, Texas, Jan. 15. Mrs. John
Rooney of Fort Stockton -Is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. James Cotter this week.
Mrs. Roselle Pulliam and her little
son, Robert, are in Fort Davis.
George Miller has returned from a
business trip to Marathon.
Miss Josephine Linn has returned to
W. K. Shipman is in Del Rio.
Mrs. R. I, McCamant, who has been
visiting friends in Alpine, has returned
to her home In Marfa.
H. S. Wigle has returned from a, trip
to San Angela.
James Rooney, of Fort Stockton, -was
a visitor in Alpine recently.
Mrs. F. E. Gillett has returned from
a visit to her mother in Marfa.
The younger set of Alpine had a
small dance at the skating rink.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnson and Miss
Carrie Buhlman, of Galveston, were in
Alpine for the funeral of their brothor-in-law.
Dr. H. P. Moor.
Mr. and Mrs. Caswell Edwards have
returned to their home in Sanderson.
Mrs. T. B. Templeton has left to join
her husband on his recently acquired
ranch near Deming. N. M.
Mrs. J. D. Martin has returned from
a visit to her daughter in Pecos.
S. H. McCullough. for some time
bookkeeper for W. B. Caldwell, has -e-signed
to become divisional roadmaster
on the Orient.
H. J. Gray of Orient, formerly a resi
dent of Alpine, has been visiting in
J. It Crawford has returned from
C. K. Moffatt has been summoned
to Fort Davis as a witness in the Gil-
cations are that Nevada Ik facintr the I , Mrs- H- T AnthnJ'. Pecos, is visit
heaviest snowstor fn sivrS'ears: !" her Parents, judge and Mrs. J. D.
B. H. Smith, of Fort Stockton, is in
s. E. B. McClintock, Presiding.
L. E. Ross, C. F. Pitman and L. V.
Snyder, robbery with the use of fire-arms;
examining trial being conducted.
J. J. Murphy. Presiding.
John Doe, charged with unlawfully
operating an automobile, fined 6 and
MGHTNING STRIKES LV
SAME SPOT SECOND TEJIE
San Francisco. Calif., Jan. 15. Light
ning does strike twice in the same
place. Early this morning two suc
cessive bolts wrecked the Point Bonita
life saving station, on the Marin coun
ty shore of the Golden Gate.
TO DISPATCH TRAINS
FEOM EL PASO OFFICE
Southern Pacific trains on the Tuc
son division will be dispatched exclu
sively from the Ex Paso office of the
G. H. in tHe future. Three dispatchers
and a chief will be transferred from
Tucson to EI Paso.
COLLECT FUNDS FOR
TID3 BATTLESHIP TEXAS.
Austin, Tex.. Jan. 15. Gov. O. B.
Colquitt has issued a proclamation set
ting aside March IS as "Texas Battle
ship day," and urged all school chil
dren in the state to contribute a nickel
or a dime toward the purchase of a
silver service for the battleship "Tex
as." which will be the largest battle
ship in the United States navy.
Lewis Fisher, of Galveston, will have
charge of the raising of funds.
JOHNSON IS RELEASED AGAIN.
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 15. Jack Johnson,
who was intercepted at Battle Creek,
Mich, yesterday, while on his way to
Toronto, Canada, gave a satisfactory
explanation to judge Carpenter today.
He was not surrendered on the $30,00
bonds covering his appearance to an
swer charges of violating tae Mann act
OHIO AROUSED ON THE
QUESTION OF ITTCKl) MARRIAGI
Columbus, O., Jan. 15. Declaring
himself disgusted with the recent con
duct of Jack Johnson, the pugilist;
representative Reppert, of Cincinnati
has Introduced a bill in the house tt
prohibit marriage or cohabitation be
tween whites and negres or Chinese n
Howard Fogg, manager of the H
Paso and Crawford theaters and tht
Hippodrome skating rink, is 111 at hi
apartments, in the Crawford theatei
building, with a severe attack of ton,
SNOW IS SIX INCHES ON
LEVEL AT RENO. NEVADA
Reno, Nev., Jan. 15. With six Inches
of snow on the level in Reno and vl- leant- triaL
cinity today, and still snowing, indi- a?-? t
lemons are uiat .Nevaaa is racing tne
heaviest snowstorm in seiri-aJ vears.
The snow started falling shortly after
LAS CRUCES ROAD GOOD.
J. A. Reames, agent for the Stnde
baker cars at Mesilla Park, is in the
city today on business. Mr. Reames is
going to drive a. new car back to
Mesilla. He says that since the recent
hard snow, a great deal of work has
been done on the road from here to
Cruces, which, with the exception of
one place, that is now being fixed, is in
splendid condition. n
NINE OUTLAWS KILLED LN BATTLE.
Manila, p. L, Jan. 145. Lieut. Fletch
er reports that only nine outlaws were
Killed in the fight Monday, in south
Lanao between a detachment of scouts
and a large force of bandits. The mili
tary and constabulary are cooperating
in pursuit of the scattered band.
nAPPER BREAKS ARM IN
CRANKING HIS AWTOMOBILE.
Jack Happen, sr Is carrying his
"ght arm in a sling, having broken it
while cranking an automobile. Jack,
jr.. had his left arm broken while
roller skating two weeks ago.
COAL SUPPLY SHORT.
Local coal dealers have been
on coal for the past week and one
dealer was out Tuesday. The sup
ply of coal has been reduced to less
than half the normal supply.
An organized effort is under wav at
Locknfv TeTac to cturc the oxtrn
slon of t'T lt i" LuhNu1 & P.ocwII
railway. A. bonus will be raised and
Joseph Benson Is In town from his
Pecos county ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Townsend are
back from a visit to San Antonio.
Frank Rooney, of Marathon, has
been visiting in Alpine.
Ij. S. Bechtol has left for a short trip
to Alma. N M.
Miss Sadie Crawford has returned to I
her school in Presidio county.
J. a. iioriiuutto. oi uigin, ail. Is the
guest of Miss Moran.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spence have left
for their new home in Sulphur Springs.
Mrs. W. H. Lease and Mrs. M. Jordan
attended the funeral of their mother,
Mrs. Delia Dowe, in Marathon.
MAINE ELECTS REPUBLICAN
TO UNITED STATES SENATE
Augusta, Maine. Jan. 15. Former
congressman Edward C Burleigh. Re
publican, was elected United States
senator by the Maine legislature In
joint session today.
Cough Medicine for Children.
Too much care cannot be usea in se
lecting a cough medicine for children.
It should be pleasant to take, contain
no harmful substance and be most ef
fectual. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
meets these requirements and is a
favorite with the mothers of young
children errjwhere For sale by all
5 Everywhere that men labor in office, store, shop or on die farm,
we see the rapidly increasing use of machinery that does away with
hard drudgery. X
3 Why should women continue to wear the crown of KouseKoW
drudgery that of CARRYING. COAL AND ASHES?
will rid the house of this slavery. Phone 3398 and our solicitor is
at your service.
$25 North Oregon Street.