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EL PASO HERALD
Pjsos, 52!4c; Mexican gold, $50; nationales, $25 JO;
bar silver, domestic 99Hc, foreign 68Hc; PP". 13
I3c; grain, lower; livestock, steady; stocks, lower.
EI Paso, fait, colder; west Texas, fair, colder;
Mexico, fair, coettr; Ansoaa, lair, cooler.
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El. PASO. TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 6, 1921.
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OURT RULING VIEWED AS BLOW TO LABOR
NEWMEXICO TO CLAIM
AT THE EL
Santa Fe Politicians .Said to
Gamble For U. S. District Attorae If They Take Collector
ship George Curry May Be Collector Hard Fights in
New Mexico and Arizona For Federal Pie,
By CL A MARTIN.
PHOENIX. Ariz., Jan. 6. Victors politically in New Mexico. Arizona
and El Paso are not as happy
trouble of too many applicants for too
It has been eight years smce the
counter and they are rearln' for the0
cnanee now. Arizona is aot quite as
bad as New Mexico, as yet, bat there
are more applicants than Jobs in
this state; in New Mexico there will
be five or six men for every Job and
:he men who parcel them out are going-
to make a lot of enemies when
they finally decide.
In El Paso there Is going; to be one
job less for the victorious Republic
ans to fight over if the New Mexi-
ans have their way, and they say
it has been promised them. They
rssert that the customs collectorship
belongs to New Mexico and they are
coin to have It this time: in fact.
ihat it has been promised; by whom
they do not say.
Gamble for District Attorney. '
They even go so far in New Mexico
as to say that they have an agree
nent with certain El Paso Republic
an leaders to let the customs collec
torship go to New Mexico If the New
Mexicans will in turn make a fight
for Harvey R. Gamble for the United
States district attorneyship. This
job has always gone to a man in
' ast Texas. Charles Boynton, of
Waco, had it the last time the Repub
licans gave it out and a San Antonio
man holds ft under the present Dem
ocratic administration. But in New
Mexico they are saying that the El
Paso Republicans want Gamble to
: ave it this time and that senator
Kail and national committeeman
Holm O. Bursum have agreed to help
5 im get ft if the El P&soans will
k-p off the collectorship.
it wan mmorea in jsi paso some
t me ago that Capt- Walter Case, who
managed the El Paso county Repub
1 can campaign, and helped to carry
ir.r cny ana county ior uaxamg.
vantea tne collectorship. He is an
o erseas man. a captain of artillery,
and could, possibly, "make a fuss"
about the job if he liked. Maybe the
posimastership at El Paso, would suit
Vo lss a personage than Bursum
himself told mar that New Mexico
v ould claim the Job and he believed
the state would land it-
Charlie Haat WnM a Job.
They pay in Santa Fe that Col.
Charles Hunt, a pioneer El Pasoan,
:-nd at present, or until recently say
h ow, operating a "dab in Jure
for Americans, is reputed to have
askd senator Fall to get the El Paso
.-ollectorship for him. but senator
Fall is quoted as saying he feared
El Pasoan would fight the confirm
ation m the senate. He is said to
have offered to make CoL Hunt an
ambassador to some South American
republic, where his Spanish speaking
proclivities would make it easy far
In Santa Fe, they are talking of
George Curry for the collectors?! hi
at El Paso. He is an ex-governor of
Nfw Mexico, a former governor of a
Philippine province, a former chief of
ponce oi Manila and a former cap
tain in th Rough Riders. Bnrsnm
told me the party would get Curry
BToocx a zeaeraj jou as possible.
Cnrry told me he did not want any
i-iaie jo a, inn ne wocia taxe a lea
eral Job if it paid enough.
Xew Mexico Marshal!.
urry has been talked of for
United States marshal of New Mexi
co, but others are also talked of. Se-
cunaino Komero, snerirz or San Mi
guel county, is said to have been
promised it by th "organization,"
nut at Santa Fe they say senator
ra.ii win gei it ror aanuel Otero,
nephew of the late Sol Luna New
Mexico boss, if he wants it. Man
uel's brother, Ed. is said to be slated
for national committeeman If Fall
resigns and Bursum is appointed
senator. If Fall does not resign.
Bursum will enter the race for the
senate against A. A. Jones, Demo
cratic incumbent, in 1922, and, if
elected, which seems probable, he
would drop the mantle of national
committeeman onto the shoulders of
Ed Otero, who as "the crown prince"
tt-ould no doubt fitly wear the man
tle hlx uncle Sol wore so long.
So it goes in New Mexico. All
along te line there are several
names mentioned for the vari
ous Jobs to be given out. Jose M.
C ttacd a page 3. mhmh 1.)
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Southern Farmers Now
Have Agreed to Support Harvey
as they might be. There k the little
Republicans got to the federal pie
Noted Bandit Killer.
Masonic Past Master,
Dies At Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES. CalifL, Jan. S.-J.
Frank Burns. 8S years old. said
to be the oldest Masonic past
master in California, is dead. Boras
came to Los Angeles 67 years ago
in a wagon train.
While sheriff of Los Angeles
county he led an expedition into
Mexico in pursuit of a bandit
known as "Buckskin BUT and re
turned with the fugitive's foot as
proof he had been slain. There
were six toes on the foot, a known
peculiarity of the bandit. For
killing the outlaw the sheriff was
paid more than $4000 by the state.
KILL JUDGE OF
Colonel Had Held Post Fifteen
Years and Passed on
Athens. Greece. Jan. C (By the
Associated Press.) A party of sol
diers. Those identity or affiliations
are not known, assassinated Col.
Stefan Fatxeas. whs was the chief
Judge advocate of court martial under
venixeios. The colonel, was killed
near his home.
Col. Fatseas haa acted as lodge in
numerous celebrated cases of a semi-
politteal nature and Bad Incurred
much enmity in consequence.
fir naa neia tne poet ox juajte ad
vocate 15 years, and was ai years old.
Paris. France, Jan. C Great Britain
and France are in close accord rela
tive to the subject of German dis
armament and reparations, says the
London correspondent of the Matin,
in discussing the meeting of allied
premiers to be held here January 19.
He adds the British cabinet still fa
vors granting Germany some time
In which to bring about the disband -meat
of civil guards, but has taken
the attitude that the allies should de
mand immediate delivery of all secret
processes for the manufacture of ex
plosives and poison gas.
LAST YEAR'S LOSSES MAY BE
CHARGED AGAINST THIS YEAR,
BUT PUBLIC MUST GET BENEFIT
WASHINGTON. D. O. Jan. .
Business men throughout tbe
United States are breathing
easier as a result of two decisions by
tne treasury department with refer
ence to income taxes, but they should
oear in mind a warning which offi
cials of the aovernment are exnreas-
ing informally, namely, that unless
the public gets the benefit of the same
prices as are put on income tax
blanks, there will be prosecution for
ir&na. roe ruling ot the treasury de
partment is bound to relieve business
men everywhere, for thousands of
them protested by letter and telegram
against existing regulations and
argued that in view of the abnormal
conditions they should be permitted in
way xo cnarjre in 13 years losses
against last year's business.
Should Have Wholnwrae Effect.
The treasury department took the
matter under advisement and has
ruled that under the law it was per
missible for firms to adopt as a basis
for Inventory the actual market value
of the goods on hand today. This
means that the government will not
exact a tax on money that is really
not earned, and the effect of the rul
ing on business should be exceedingly
wholesome. The terms of the inline
are technical and rather complicated,
and can best be understood by an
illustration: If a merchant had on
hand $5000 worth of goods on Decem
ber JJ. m, or .at any rate. If in his
income tax statement be told the eov-
ernment that he had ,S0a in goods in
stock, that item is used as a basis for
the calculation. Thus, daring the
year 1920. he bought more goods for
913.000. the total of J 17,000 would
represent the value of the goods
originally. But in view of the fact
that in most instances tbe selling
prices have fallen below actual cost,
a merchant is permitted to estimate
what is the market price of his goods
on hand. Supposing that prices have
shrunk so that the market value of
the f goods is only S0O0. The mer
chant, therefore, can deduct $8000
from U7.00, and the remainder. J9000.
becomes the cost of his goods. Then
if be received $10,000 for his goods
during the year, his actual profit on
which taxes would be paid, would be
tne auierence Between the cost, J90no.
and the sale. $10,000. or $1000. Simi
larly, if his money receipts were only
Royalty Gathers For
W edding Of Austrian
And Italian Nobility
rRIN. Italy. Jan. 6. There is a
great gathering of royalties
at the castle at Agli, for the
marriage of princess Bona, third
child of the dnke of Genoa, and
prince Conrad, son of prince Leo
pold. Conrad's mother was the
daughter of the late emperor
Among those who have already
arrived are archduke Joseph of
Austria, who held an important
command on the Austrian front
against Italy during the war. and
all members of the house of Savoy
except the duke of Abrcxxi, who is
Food And Extra Clothing
Sent To Weather
DEFINITE WORD OF
Expected To Reach Coch
rane From Hudson wilds
pOCHRANH, OnU Jan. i. Definite
v word as to the progress being
made by the three United States
naval officers now dog sledding their
way back to civilization after being
swept in a balloon from Rockaway,
X. Y to the wilds of Hudson Bay
territory, still was lacking today.
Seasoned trappers of the Hudson Bay
company, speculating on the meagre
reports of Indian runners from Moose
Factory, where the aeronauts de
scended, predicted they would arrive
here by tomorrow.
Reene Squads Sent Out.
There also was some doubt as to
the trail selected by the Indian
guides. Some thought they were
winding down the Hissanabi river, i
while other trappers said weather
conditions favored the Abltlbi river
traiL The mercury registered ealy a
few degrees below aero.
Rescue squads carrying food Jtnd
extra clothing, were out on each trail.
hoping to meet tse oincera. it was
agreed that if either squad fails to
meet -the weather worn airmen by
night Can, It will return, in the belief
tnat tne outer sqnaa nas met
on the other tralL
St. Louis. How Jan. 6. Plans for
establishing a nation-wide chain of
cooperative markets and purchasing
agencies were under consideration
at the opening session of the tenth
annual convention of the Farmers
Equity union here today.
In addition to promoting the
union's own markets, delegates an
ticipated the organization would de
side on measures to be taken to par
ticipate in the movement for cen
tralized grain and livestock markets
launched here last month at the ag
ricultural conference called by the
national board of farm organizations.
KO09 he could subtract It from the
cost of $9000 and show loss of $2000
and pay no taxes whatever.
Iublle Must Get Benefit.
The important factor, therefore In
the ruling, is market price. What
does the term mean? Every merchant
will have to make his own estimate.
But the government will exercise a
careful check on the "market price
and will investigate and compare all
classes of returns so as to discover
just what the prevailing prices were
at any given period. If it should be
discovered that a merchant on his in
come tax return said the market value
of so many articles was such and such
a price, the government will see if the
merchant actually gave the public the
benefit of these prices and did sell his
goods at these figures. Should there
he a material discrepancy between
1 what the income tax returna said was
the market price and what the public
actually paid, the government will
consider the difference prima facie
evidence of fraud and will prosecute
Actual cost market prices accord
ing to government officials, means
the cost to a merchant of replacing
the goods. After all. that is the
prices which a competitor would have
to pay for the same kind of goods If
he had no stock on hand and there
will be plenty of instances of this
kind on income tax returns which
will enable the government to tell
whether a man with the goods on
hand properly valued his goods. It
is natural ly to the interest of the
merchants to show on his income tax
return that his goods have shrunk to
a small price because that helps to
diminish the else of the profits on
which taxes are paid, but if the gov
ernment does not find the merchant
selling to the public at somewhere
near inventory prices the charge of
fraud will be entered and the in
come tax return will be held up and
all sorts of complications would fol
low. On the other hand government of
ficials anticipate that business iri gen
eral will obey the spirit of ruling and
will be more than anxious to give the
public the benefit of reductions be
cause in taking losses at this time
the merchants will not have to pay
so much money to the government in
I taxes, and may. indeed, in many in
j (Continued on page 2 column 4.)
IRISH MAYOR GETS
PERMIT ON PAROLE
TO ENTER AMERICA
Cotk Official In Country As Stowaway. Appeals Direct to State
Department From Decision of Immigration Board at Norfolk;
Deportation Awaits Settlement of "Diplomatic Ques
. question," Say Labor Department Officers.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 6. Secretary W3on. of the labor depart
ment, announced today that he bad granted parole to lord mayor
O'Callaghan, of Cork, detained at Newport News by immigration authori
ties, on bis own recognizance pending decision as to his admission into the
coumxy. Under secretary Davis said
the state department was considering;
the appeal of the lord mayor that the
passport restrictions imposed upon the
entry of an alien into the United
States be waived in bis case, and that
the decision of the department might
be transmitted to secretary Wilson
today. Final action then would be
taken by the labor secretary.
Exclusion of Daniel J. O'Callaghen.
lord mayor of Cork, had been ordered
at Norfolk by a board of special In
quiry. O'Callaghan appealed from
the ruling and the case was referred
to the state departments ior decision
as to whether it will waive the soecial
passport regulation. O'Callaghan him
self also made an afmeal direct to the
state department in the hope that the
absence of a passport might not debar
mm xrom tne uniteo states.
Cp to State Department.
Secretary Wilson's decision in CCal-laa-han's
case, it was indicated today
by the department of labor officials.
win rest upon that oi tne aepartment
of state on account of the "diplomatic
character" of the questions involved
in O'Callaghan's entry into the coun
try. Frederick C. Howe, chairman of the
commission of the committee of 1M
investigating conditions in Ireland,
today sent to the lord mayor at New
port News the following telegram:
"Owing to the fact that the British
government agreed to place no ob
stacle In the way of witnesses invited
by tbe commission on Ireland. I did
not connect the report of your land
ing as stowaway with the invitation
extended you more than two months
ago by the commission. Regret this
exceedingly. Tbe next meeting of the
commission will be In Washington.
January 17. Ton and Mr. HacSwiney
are invited to appear and testify.
Mr. Howe also announced that he
had taken up the lord mayor's case
SAYS DRY OFFICIAL
CHICAGO. TIL. Jan. C. Announce
ment that three government' ex
perts on brewery Investigations
are expected here today from the east
to facilitate the closing of Chicago
breweries, suspected of making real
instead of near beer, followed close
ly the refusal of Ralph W. Stone,
state prohibition director, to renew
the federal permits of 311 wholesale
liquor dealers In Illinois.
"Physicians and druggists have
simply been substituted for saloon
keepers in supplying whisky to the
thirsty." Mr. Stone declared.
Mr. Stone said numerous physicians
in Indiana, where whisky cannot be
prescribed for medicinal use. had
opened branch offices In Illinois in
WOMAN SHIELDED BY BARRAGE .
FIRE FROM SMUGGLERS IS SHOT;
CHILDREN ALSO USED AS TOOLS
GERTRVOSZ MOXTALTA, aged
MexfteaBt vrontam, witfc shot and
eerie siily freunded by imml
gratl officers early Thursday
vfhen .they say she attempted to
erosa the border near Kueaiyptus
street. Tvftk a saek of ttaila. un
der pr4eetfR of a barrage fired
from see Healers.
Charges of crossing the border
without a passport, and of transport
ing liquor were filed against her be-'
fore United States commissioner A. J.
W. Sen mid by C A. Perkins, chief im
The liquor charge was filed as re
sult of 'a sack of bottled tequila be
ing found beside her after the shoot
ing, according to the officers.
ImailsratSon officers say that
smagklers are making a practice
of ualBg women and children to
fcriag liquor across tbe Hb, In the
hoie of appealing to the sympathy
SALE BY U. S.
"Washington. D. C. Jan. C To en
courage the development of commer
cial aerial transportation and the
training of civilians as airplane pilots
for use in time of war the navy de
partment has authorised the sale ot
125 coast patrol flying boats at about
one-third cost price. It was announced
today. The machines are of the HS-2-L.
type equipped with the 40 horse
power Liberty motors and capable of
seating six persons.
The announcement of the sale said
the boats would "afford an ideal
means of quick, comfortable and safe
transit for the busy business man
from his business to his country
tsrownsviiie. xexas, jan. e. Ameri
can Legion posts of five towns in the
lower Rio Grande valley met at Ban
Benito last ntebt and formed a vallev
council and executive committee pri
marily to eriecting systematic oppo
sition to Japanese colonization In this
section, it nas announced today
ic was Toteo to invite state senator
Bledsoe of Texas to address mass
meetinp? at Har ling-en and McAllen,
to explain the anti-allen land bilL
with the Immigration authorities
De Valera Denies Peace Talk.
Dublin, Ireland. Jan. . Eamonn De
Valera, -president of the Irish repub
lic" denies that the Irish Sinn Fein is
making peace overtures to England,
says the Freeman's Journal in an ex
clusive forecast of De Valera's forth
Speaking In behalf of the movement.
De Valera. is quoted as saying he
would not turn a deaf ear to nro
poeals of the English government If
they are based upon recognition of
Ireland as an independent faction.
When representatives of the English
nation are prepared to meet represen
tatives of the Iriah nation on an
equal national footing, peace talk will
be possible, tbe forecast of tbe mani
De Valera explains, adds the news
paper, that his return from America
was necessary so that he might re
sume responsibility for the direction
of the Sinn Fein, to view of the arrest
of Arthur Griffith, the founder of the
organ us flop, and of Prof. MacNellL
In the manifesto De Valera Is quoted
as aenying uuu ne is unaer guaran
tees of protection from the English
government, and It Is stated that the
crown forces are searching- for him
and are anxious to place him under
Plot To Blow Up Tower.
Troodon. Eng.. Jan. S. A plot to
blow no that section of the Tower
of London where the crown Jewels are
stored was discovered, according to
the Daily Sketch. During a recent
raid of certain Sinn Fein premises,
the location of which Is not revealed,
documents were discovered revealing
Instructions of Sinn Fein in London
how to carry out the plan, which pro
vided for the use of ume fuse bombs.
Wakefield tower, which is known
as the Jewel house, contains the royal
(Continued on page 1 eelamn 7.)
order to obtain prescription books, i
but he added that he had revoked
their permits in many instances.
Lfauor Permits Farced.
New Tork, Jan. . Discovery of 02
false and forged withdrawal permits
for liquor valued at J1.750.0OO among
the records in the office of Charles
p. O Connor, federal prohibition di
rector, was made during a search
today ordered by him on bis return
from Washington. The permits were
need in the withdrawal of liquor
from bonded warehouses in Iocs of
from M to 250 eases.
Mr. O'Connor announced that be
ginning Monday all liquor withdraw
als would be shut down for one
of the officers. beHevIug they
would not fire on women and
children as quickly as they would
on men. and that If they should
capture them they would be given
According to report of officers, they
saw the woman approaching several
minutes before she reached the bor
der. As she crossed bearing a heavy
sack, they reported, they called upon
her to halt.
Instead, officers say. she moved
rapidly away from them. Officers
followed, and as they did- so. they re
ported, smugglers opened fire upon
them from three directions.
The officers returned the fire, aim
ing at the spurts of flame. The Mexi
can woman was hit In the leg, and fell.
Tne rinng ceasea almost immeaiateiy.
oi doers rcponoo.
The woman was sent to the Provi
WORK IN 1921
Now York Jan. 6 The budget of
the Presbyterian board of foreign
missions for 1121-22 will be more
than J2.5W.000. provided the entire
$12,000,000 Presbyterian budget is
raised, it was announced here last
night. Of the whole budget 12.738.
000. will go to three women's boards
and the remaining sum will be ap
portioned to 13 other boards and
agencies. Wholesale reductions of
the various allotments are an
The amount of care for aged and
disabled ministers and widows and
orphans was cut from $2,029,465 last
year to S350.000.
Washington, D. C Jan. 6. The
United States mail boat Pnlitiser with
at least seven men on board has oeen
missing since December 15 and may
have been lost in the straits of Sueli
koff. Alaska, secretary Payne was ad
vised today by Gov. RiBgs of Alaska.
Both the navy department and the
coast guard service have been askd
by secretary Payne to send out search-
Has Been An
Old Coal Mine Now Is
Raging Furnace Under
A Pennsylvania Town
SCRANTON'. Pa.. Jan. . Resi
dents of lower West Scranton
are living over a rasing fur
nace, while officials of the Dela
ware. Lackawanna ft Western Rail
road company and the police and
fire departments are making an
effort to determine the location
of a fire in what la Believed to be
old mine workings abont 500 feet
underground. The fire waa dis
The bias, spread rapidly and It
is believed approximately 50 acres
of underground area Is afire.
Officials say there is no appar
ent danger at present to people
living in the area.
IS STARTLED BY
BIG OIL GUSHER
Drill Taps 5000 Barrel
Well At Depth Of
Pecos County Excited And
Rush To New Section
PRT STOCKTON. Texas, Jan. e.
Roaring like the sound of dis
tant thunder. Fort Stockton's oil
gusher, the shallowest in the world,
is spouting at the rate of 5000 barrels
of oil a day to tbe accompaniment of
seething excitement on the part of
townsfolk and visitors.
The big gusher came in late yes
terday when the drill struck it feet
into the earth. The lack of depth
at which the oil was found waa not
surprising, for within a short dis
tance stsnds the derrick over a 60
Oil Xear -Sarfaee.
It was known that oil lay close
to the surface, but the sudden advent
of a gusher spouting thousands of
barrels of "black gold" Into the air is
an entirely different thing.
The new well is the property of
tho Grant Oil corporation, to which
the shallow pumper referred to be
longs, and to located 14 miles from
Fort Stockton, on section . block
140. T. t St L grant.
Bstiaiates Oa Prodaetlea.
The estimate of 50aa barrels, from
the rusher Is maAm hv SB V v.wh
superintendent at the well, and while
some conservative oil men estimate
tne now as low as 3000 barrels.
otners just aa conservative agree
News of the discovery was flashed
throughout Pecos county last night,
and today indications point to a rush
to this city. It is generally conceded
that the advent of the new well es
tablishes this section as a proven
field and that the hated term of
"wildcat" can no longer be applied
Stampede from Feces.
Pecos, Tex.. Jan. . Oil men desert
ed Pecos today In what amounts to a
stampede for the new discovery at
Fort Stockton. So heavy was the
traffic that vehicles passing' over the
ground have marked a well defined
road between the two points.
According to reports which have
reached here, the well at Port Stock
ton was struck at the incredible
depth of less than 100 feet. It is re
ported to be near a well which is
(Continued oa page S. column 4.)
EL PASO MANUFACTURERS WANT
MODIFICATION OF MINIMUM WAGE
LAW FOR WOMEN AND MINORS
JOHN HICKS. El Paso manufacturer,
will go to Austin next Sunday,
where he will represent El Paso
employers in an effort to get the
legislature to modify the minimum
wage law for women and minora. Mr.
Hicks was selected for the mission
Wednesday afternoon at a meeting
of employers at the chamber of com
merce. The employers of El Paso, after
several comerencea among them
selves, with attorneys and with rep
resentatives from this county in the
legislature, have decided to oppose
the minimum wage law by showing
the legislators how It would throw
many employes out of work and
force many firms in this city that
could not pay the Increase the law
requires to close.
In the opinion of EI Paso's employ
ers tbe present law Is unconstitu
tlonsl snd would be so held by the
supreme court IC that body were
aaked for an opinion. The employers,
however, made it plain that they do
not impose a minimum wags law. Vir
tually every one ot the 2 or mora
Cooks Collect Money
For Slaroing Children
AMELIA" who haa a cousin in
Poland and declines to give
her last same, read about Tbe
Herald newsboys contributing
money for the starving children
in Europe, and she started out to
collect something from cooks
working In El Paso. She haa
turned in $4 50 to treaaurer Bas
sett. and expects to collect more.
As a matter of fact a good many
of the smaller individual contri
butions represent more real sacri
fice and Interest than some not so
small, and It would seem as If
more than 300 El Pasoana might
be found who thought enough of
America's obligation, to contribute
something, no matter how little, to
the (31.000.000 fund needed to sus
tain the lies of 3.500.000 children
until next harvest. Less than half
El Paso s quota of 3:0.0j0 has been
WITH STEEL CASE
Frank Morrison Declares Supreme Tribunal's Decision in Boycott
Suit "Supports Claim of Labor on Attitude of Federal Courts
When Human Rights and Dollars Are Involved;"
Thinks Ruling Destroys "Worker's Only Weapon.
AXTASHrNGTON. D. C Jan. 6. Dedskms of the supreme court in the
Doplex Printing company and tbe steel trust cases "support every claim
made by organized labor on tbe attitude of federal courts when human
rights and dollars are involved." Frank Morrison, secretary of the
Jobless Plan March
On Capital To Protest
NEW YORK. Jan. . Plans for a
march on Washington, to ex
hibit Itself as a protest
"aa-alnst lavishness of the presi
dential inang-nratlon" were made
tonight by the "American Legion of
Jobless." organised at a meeting
on the East Side.
The "legion's" commander said
the march won Id start from New
Tork abont February l. and that
the procession wonld be accom
panied by rolling kitchens and a
After adopting resolutions call
ing vpon congress to pass laws
giving Insurance against unem
ployment, the "legionaires" sham
bled down Second avenae to the
municipal lodging house and a free
JAP FAMILIES v
Citizens Hand "Move On" Sign
to Prospective Farm
Harlinsen, Texas. Jan. . Two
families of Japanese who arrived here
last nia-ht from the west intenritn?
to settle on farming hM. w -
atlon and Inform
by a oommlttM of !.-.. tho
prrsvace was undesirable. They were
told they could remain overnight, but
were "exnert! tn Imw" Thnrst.
No threats were made against them.
The party comprised two men, two
women and four children.
This is the second demonittrat.nn
against Japanese hers daring the
week. Another Jananese fmiv
stopped here early in the week and
was told to "move on."
Considerable anti-Japanese senti
ment has developed in Rio Grande
valley towns during: tbe last two
months since committees representing
various American legion posts of the
Buue nave oeen advocating legislation
w pronion Japanese ana
from settling in the valley.
U. S. SENATOR
Austin. Texas. Jan. C Judge Wm.
E. Hawkins, who rellnanishMt his nn-
sltlon as associated Justice of supreme
court today, announced he will be a
candidate for United States senator to
succeed senator Charles A- Culber
son, at expiration of the tatter's term.
The new associate justice, judge Wt
iwn. wu sworn in toaay.
men who attended Wednesdays meet-
ub. urcuiimi ne zavoreu protecting
women and children workers. Bat
they all said they opposed a blanket
.It' coverlne every part of the state
alike for the reason that In a state
so large as Texas the conditions
tarled as widely as they do over the
Lnlted States ss a whole.
Weak! Kvree Vp Prices.
The employers at their meeting
went on record in favorfof a mini
mum wage law, but for a xone svs-
lem as the means of applying It. EI
Paao, because of its remoteness from '
tne agricultural and industrial cen- 1
lers or lexaa and because of the dit- ,
ferent nature of Its labor, should be
iu auiereni xone from tbat
which Dallas, for Instance, should ,
be In. More, the El Paso employers I
tavor a labor commission, three mem-!
bers of which shall be named by the j
state and two by the locality In which I
adjustments of the law shall be,
made, the local members to be neither
employers or employes.
Several employers said they did not
object to the present law because it
required that women be paid a mini
mum of 312 a week. If a woman
earns that much, the employers said
they would gladly pay it. But they
pointed out that In nearly every fac
tory, laundry, in the telephone ex
change, etc. most of the help was
new and inexperienced and could not
earn 313 a week and that if such help
were paid that much It would mean
an enormous increase In prices to the
public or suspension of business.
Says Lair X.t Xeeded.
State senator R. M. Dudley who at
tended the conference said he and
other legislators would be glad to
see some representative of El Paso's
business interests come to Austin to
advise them about legislation wanted.
Crawford Harvle. who presided,
said that the main purpose of the
present law la to force women out of
work so men can get the Jobs, as the
anions can organise men batter tnaa
women. The law will become effec
tive February 7 unless an amend
ment modifying It is previously en
acted. A. Schwartx. one of the conferes
pointed out thst with the cost of liv
ing dropping he did not believe a
minimum wage law of the present
kind to be needed, although it may
ha e been once-
American Federation of Iabo r. sain
in commenting on tne opinion wn
declared secondary bovcotts a. voli
tion of the Sherman act.
"Compare with this position by tsa
snpreme court its refusal to dissotvs
the United States steel trust " he sal-!
"The minority opinion in that ca.-e
declared the trust was 'organized i
plain violation and bold defiance' i
the antitrust act, but the court re
fused, to dissolve it becau5 of a
risk of Injury to the public interest
incladintr a material tiisTu-ba.r.ce c
and, it may be serious detr -nec.t i;
the foreign trade
The court's decision In the juplei
Machinlsts case is the reult of .n?
efforts of tbe machinist to .rnprov-i
conditions They secured the3 con
ditions from tnree iarse pr- - t.ii
press concerns and thes? concern
called upon tbe machinists to olacf
the ruplei upon the fame cenp- -'tire
basis. That company refuM.
and to hold what they had ic
other plants, machinists struck
"This movement should be ia,lorod
by every human person and the pol'c
of the Duplex should be conderrr.-i
But the United States euprerse our
says that the bocott the wn. kr"
only weapon in this case is :"(n'
and a violation of the antitru: ac.
because it interferes with Interstate
Mr. Morrison indicated that In hf
opinion the Duplex decision was the
most severe legal blow that organ
ised labor movement had receK?d i"
many years, when he said it -sopid
necessary for lanor to "star p'l
Such action as might be necessary to
recover the lot ground. e addei,
might be expected withojt dflay.
Operating Costs Not
Offset By Rail Rates
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 6. 'Ir
creased revenues mads possible ty re
cent decision of the Interstate cor--
merce commissicm do n offs-t t-e i
lc.re"w.ro2- " r"
G. W. Luce, freicht traff c
tnager of the Southern Pacific rail
road today in an address diiverel
oof ore a local commercial club H-
said that railroad rates were out of
line only in a few respects and Kat
every effort was being made to adjust
Cardinal Gibbons Is
Baltimore, if d . Jan. . Ths m
provement In cardinal Gibbons s con
dition which was said to 1 e .arke !
sine? h'H return horr.- last Mc"-.
continued this morning, a merrb- ot
I the cathedral staff of pnsts said
MAKES A NEW
Panama, Jan. 6 During the ra!n
dar year of !?2' ships numberi-c
2814. with a total tonnage of 1 '."S -000
toa and carrying 11 Jo o-3
of cargo, passed throupn the Pan
ama canal, according 'o an off.c il
statement made here today TU.s
tabllshed a new high record for .'-
great waterway, exceeding the trai
fic of the fiscal year ending: June
last by approximately 20 percent And
being nearly i0 percent above hat
for the calendar vear of 1919. T0I.5
levied aggregated 310,255 000.
League Secretary As
Paris. France. Jan. . Sir Fr.c
r-ond s.-eretary general of te
league of nations, has call-d a -
11 renco on communications and trai
"it to be he!d at Barcelona. Sp.vn.
late in February. It is presu-ntrl
United States will receive an -tat
on to be officially represented
Actual conditions egardmg tra- -portafon
will be examined and tv
meeting will attempt to find so- -means
of improving he situation
which prevails at present. In adJ -
tion, aa International convent
ion sro -
1 emtng the freedom of transit
. navigable rivers and rai'roads w 'I
prepared and the nrolected staru
governing ports will he framed, it :s
1 sal a.
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OTtOWsttde Mile Wide
)pcrnit Vfino Timnol
Salt Lake City, Ctab, Jan. S V
snow slide, one mile wide, s re
ported from the Alta mining district.
Utah. Two cabins of the Emma Sllv-'
mining company and a tunnel at tne
Michigan-Utah mine were destroyed
The slide passed over bunk houses
built into the hills an 4 scores of
miners miraculously escaped as a re
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