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EL PASO HERALD
Wednesday, January 12, 1921.
Califomian To Fight Effort
i o eliminate Direct
WILL CARRY HIS
CAUSE TO PEOPLE
Also Expected" to be Heard
From In Congress On
Anti-Strike Bills. "
BY DAV1R LAWRENCE.
rAHTXGTnN. D. C, Jan. 12.
Senator Htram Johnson, of Cali
fornia, has declarod war mil.
Th (? t T,e he is turning his fftms "on
the force of reaction, which are
aiming to eliminate the direct pri
nnrv system and go back to the con-r-ition
metliod of selecting party
,nd dates Mr. Johnson will go out
rn The stump and carry hi cause
d-rectlv to the people In the various
states, -where the aasanlt on the pri-n-i-v
is grreatest-j-New York. Iowa,
Jrd-ana and western states.
Senator Johnson sees In the atti
rud cf Gov Miller, of New York,
and the utterances of other executives ;
another attack on the primary sya- i
m. whih he does not intend to
pajs by without a fight.
Praise Hashes Stan, 1
He had warm words of praise to-
day for the recent speech of Charles
Evans Hughes, defending the primary
It was a brave speech for a man
com.nc from New York to make,"
rud the California senator, as be
v.ert on to disccss the citadels of
eaetior" In America, and said that
if the fight against the direct pri
mary were successful it would elim
inate nrogresstvism altogether In
j : n the removal of the direct
rnn a-v srstem and a return to the
'"nvntion methed, Mr. Johnson be
i,rs pcl;ticians will be able to do
about ar they please. Unquestlon-,-hiv
pome flagrant faults have been
oiind . n the primary system, espe-na1!'-
in the west, where the aon
;art .san league has captured the
t'I pdvertised names of old parties
and ut',i1 things upside down, but
n the efforts to cure such & situa
tion ihc foes of the whole primary
svstem of nominations have come to
Modification and destruction, bow
ever, are two different things and
the friends o the primary here are
unwilling- to admit that its Ills are
o Sudiem iMterminatiesu
This is no sudden determination on
tbe part of Hicarr Johnson. He told
the vritpr in Sacramento during the
arrpaign that he was far from sat-T-f.ed
with the way many of the dele
pates to the Chicago convention last
.'.me disregarded the Instructions of
tr people. He had very little com
: T.t to mafce about the way senator
Hrdine- was nominated, for the Call-f-n
a senator was engaged In the
i j--ress of helping to defeat the pro-'"zc-ae
attitude of the Wilson ad-Tn-nistration.
Now that the election is over and
hp Republican party is in power, Mr.
Johnson emerges clinging desper-;i-y
to the cause of progresslve-i-'tj
in an age which he admits is
tJi" with powerful reactionary
HC it May Not SBceeed.
'It meht be that reaction la so
-i-ip with us," he said, "that the
nc-" strninst it will not succeed, hut
' .-tei'd to do everything In my
pr.wer to remind the people of what
" c red.ctiona.nea are trying to do
- --ito"- Johnson has accepted the I
Austin. Tx Jan. 12 The splendid
condition of the Tens treasury on
Sept. 1, 120. is called to the atten
tion of Gov. W. P. Honor bgr V. L
Wlginton, state controler. In his an
nual report to the Texas executive.
The state revenue account has a bal
ance in the treasury of M,4e,7S8.7,
as shown by the report which is com
pile! for the fiscal year ending
8ept 1. 1920.
The balance to all funds In the
treasury was 21t.SS2.llU. which was
the difference between the total re
ceipts of S4M02.Stl.12 and the total
disbursements of 234.750.f85.Sl- The
total receipts Included $7.842. 511. SI
balance in the treasury on Sept. V
An Increase of 11S7.GSX707 Is shown
in the taxable Talues of Texas. The
total valuation for 120 was 2447.
347.912 as compared with J3,20ejS5.
20S for 1919.
A decrease of S3.102.S8 fs shown in
the taxes charged on the rolls for
1929 as compared with iis, uu cause
being given as the reduction in tax
rates for 1920 from 35 cents to 22
cents. In 1919 total taxes charged
amounted to J24.91S.2IS. against $21.-
815.518 tor the following year.
The receipts in the controler's de
partment from the Dean prohibition
law. from date of its effect. Oct. 24,
1919, to August SI, 192. were Jll.
(12.13. This law provides for the
licensing of druggists and doctors to
write and fill prescriptions for in
toxicating liquors for medicinal pur
The report continues regarding the
statement of the state's finances:
"The snlendid statement of the
state's finances as heretofore shown
is largely due to the passage of legis
lation increasing the state's revenue
from sources other than & direct tax
and the principal Increase of Income
has been derived from gross re
ceipts tax on oil.'
The gross receipts tax of 1 per
cent on oil from September 1. 1919,
to August 31. 1920, was SS.01S.4S2.73.
The report shows that from the bill
taxing oil production, t.Sl.95.18
was received daring Gov. Hobys last
term of office.
The controler suggested that If the
legislature wonM provide expenses for
a man to travel In the oil fields andi
collect this tax, one half million dol
lars might be added to the state's
revenue. He said he was Informed
that many oil companies were not
navinsr the tax and oited a recent
two day visit to ons field where he
Equalisation of taxes also was sag.
gested In the report. A probable so
lution would be the creation of
state board of classification, Mr. Wig
BAN' ON JAPS
(Continued rrom psxe 1.)
results of the last election as a re
pudiation of proleagne policies and
not as a mandate of the people to
retain to the reactionary ways and It
is this viewpoint which he will ex
press in congress when questions of
taxation are actively under consid
eration. In his statement today, moreover,
Mr. Johnson speaks of the fitter,
concerted movement against labor" as
an accompaniment "of the sadeavor
to take from all voters the right of
nominating their public servants.''
The California senator, who Is
especially friendly to the cause of
labor, is bound to be beard from when
antlstrike legislation comes before
the senate this week.
Nctt BattaHon of Death.
The socalled groan of "Irreconcil
able" which has remained a unit in
opposition, may be divided as the
conservative eastern Republicans part
company with some of the western
progressives, but there is a chance
that senator Harding may face a
"new battalion of death long before,
and the opening of the fight by sena
tor Johnson on the direct nrlmarv
system may be taken as as augury
of further championing or progres
Harding Counted Conservative.
Senator Harding himself has always
been counted as a conservative, but
the word from Marion both before
ON SATURDAY MORNING
At 10 O'clock, We Are Going to Sell
Two Beautiful 5 -Room
The only opportunity yea have ever bad to boy a home at
yow owb price.
These bangalows are located at 4315 Clifton street and
1015 Maple. Yon know tbe locaboas sad you know there
are no better locations m our city. Plenty of time to look
them over before the sale.
Then Cose Wit Yir Mild Made Up, for We
Are (twig te Sell Regardless of Price
Terms of sale: One-fourth calk, balance to stdt purchaser.
Real estate is being sold in every other city in the United
States at auction. We believe it can be done here to the
mutual benefit of both purchaser and seller.
Remember: We are back of this sale, which will be con
ducted by a local man whom you aQ know, namely Bill
Wyatt, Ridiey & Latham
118 North Stanton
35 Cash Discount
Da-rag January we t9 give a cask
t&cesai of 35 per cent oa
Stoves and RugS
Western Furniture Co.
Stanton and OverlawL
short ballot, the income tax law and
onr system of taxation. Including- the
mine tax law. are of very considerable
value and will. I believe, furnish a
"basis for constructive legislation
along those lines.
Taxation of Mine.
"I recommend tbe ad valorem sys
tem of taxing; mines and mineral-
lands, he continues. "The tax com
mission sbonld be given tbe power to
fix the value of mines and mineral
lands for tbe purpose or taxation, and
to accurately and scientifically deter
mine such valuations, n.ust be sap
plied with necessary assistance.
"An income tax will reach many
persons who are not now contributing
to tbe state, and I recommend the
imposition of a personal tax at a flat
rate. I especially recommend to your
attention that portion of the revenue
commission's report which deals with
tbe proposition to adopt the short
"I suggest a horizontal reduction of
all tax levies, and that this legisla
ture consider and determine a limit
' of taxation to be observed for all pur
poses and submit a constitutional
amendment o the voters establishing
Xo Secret Ballot "Vow.
"The provision of our election lawa
which permits judges and clerks of
elections to mark ballots or to ad
vise voters how to vote, should be
repealed. It destroys the secrecy of
the ballot and opens wide the door
to fraud and intimidation. The voters
of New Mexico understand how to
mark their ballots so as to vote the!
"A drastic blue sky law should be
adopted and strictly enforced so that
tbe sale of worthless securities with
in this state may be prevented.
"I recommend the passage of a law
which will prohibit aliens who are
ineligible to citizenship from acquir
ing real estate, also laws which will
prohibit all persons who are not citi
zens of the United States from carry
ing or having firearms in their pos
session, and which will prohibit In
dians from hunting game except on
their own lands or reservations.
Double Up Institutions.
"In view of the lncreasiBjr costs of
our state institutions, which present
a most serious problem considering
the limited resources of this state. I
submit that the legislature might well
be given tbe power by constitutional
amendment to consolidate the control
or location of such sakt institutions
as will In the wisdom or tbe legis
lature contribute to administrative
economy and efficiency.
Officials estimate that the loss to
the public through Hoods In the Rio
Grande in 1SJ0 reached approximately
STSS.SS0, including land damage and
damage to canal systems, headings.
arrases, roans, rauroaos ana crops.
This flood .mibw f an annual oc
currence- I recommend that there be
snoronriaied out of tbe funds avail-
able in Be 'Improvement of the Rio
Grande Income land.' ana tn -permanent
reservoirs for irrigation par
poses income fond the son oCJlO.ooo
or ss much thereof as may be neces
sary for the survey. Investigation and
report by the stats engineer on plans
for the control of tbe Hood waters
of the Kin Grands for th protection
of public and private property and
for utilizing surplus flood waters for
irrigation by means of storage reser
voirs." Semite Xante Cemmlttees.
The senate this moraine agreed
mwa its committees and Introduced
bills to pay salaries and costs of the
The house appointed & committee to
draft rules and adjourned as til 10
Agreement upon employes has not
yet been reached.
Later in tbe senate was introduced
a Joint resolution to sarnie a consti
tutional amendment to give women
the right to hold office.
and after the election is that Mr.
Harding himself shows an , inclina
tion toward social welfare legislation
and tbe progressive wing of the party
on several things whica standpatters
would not wholeheartedly support.
How far be will lean toward the
Johnson-Borah group and bow far no
will follow the wav of Penrose and
eastern Republicanism IB too early
to conjecture, not senator jonnson
has aot waited for any one, bat starts
out to make his tight tor progres
slvism. and he has selected the di
rect primary system as the first
bulk-ward needing defence. Copy
right. 121. by David Lawrence.
Jones In New Fight To
Change Panhandle Time
"Washington, rx C; Jan. 12. Rep
resentative Jones today urged the
house In te restate and foreign com
merce conurlttee to favorably report
nts Dili placing the Texas ramanou
in central time.
When the daylight saving! law,
during the war. went rate effect, the
Panhandle was placed in mountain
time. When the law was repealed
the Panhandle was left in mountain
time though all the remainder of
Texas was put back la central time.
Appeals to the interstate commerce
commission to change the Panhandle
time back to central time proved
GERMAN RADICALS PLAN
MURDER BY WHOLESALE
, Berlin. Germany, Jan. 12. German
radical dladples of wbat la called
here "red Russian terrorism. who
say they are planning: to overturn the
present German government and es
tablish a proletariat dlctatorshlD.
openly announce that they have drawn
up lists or "capitalists and undesir
ables' who shall be killed when the
One of these men. & hotel waits,
who calls himself a "precinct leader,"
complained the other day that his list
Included "nearly everybody around
here" who has influence, property or
money. He said, a "superior came
to him one day and read a list of
names, and announced these were to
be the prednct leader's quota when
the killing: began. The waiter de
clared he acksowledsed "orders" but
thought the program v as being car
ried too far.
TO INSPECT HOSPITAL AT
KERRVILLE FOR SERVICE MEN
Austin. Tex.. Jan. 12. The depart.
xnent executive committee of the
American legion, composed of an ex
ecutive committeeman from each of
the IS legion districts into which the
state Is divided, and of the state com
mander, state adjutant and five state
vice commanders of the legion, has
been called by Our O. Shlrey, the state
commander, for a two days meeting
at tne uunter notei in san Antonio.
After a short business session on
Sunday, the meeting win reconvene at
Ksrrvllle. Members of the committee
will be motored to tbe hospital site
or tae American Legion aemonai Tu
bercular hospital, where an inspection
of the hospital site will be made.
Bach committeeman Is tc give a short
report from his district. West Texas
committeemen who will be expected
to attend include CoL M. Lapowskl of
the sixteenth district, XI Paso.
LEGION COMPLETES PLAN
FOR CLUBROOM AT C OF C
The American lesion at a meeting
Tuesday night completed arrange
ments for purchasing equipment for
the clu brooms of the El Paso post.
rue club rooms are to be located in
the Quarters now occuDied bv the
agricultural department of the cham
ber of commerce.
EL PASO BANKS
FOR NEW YEAR
James G. McNarr was reelected
president of the First National bank
at the annual meeting oi hiothngw
ers and directors Tut sday afternoon;
C. K. Bassett was elected president
of the State National, to succeed C.
R. Morehcad: U. S. Stewart was re
elected president of the City Nation
al; C. M. Harvey of the Security
bank: Crawford Harvie of the Bor
der National, and T. C. Scroggs of the
American bank. Tne Texas Hank ana
Trust company will elect officers to
morrow. The name of H. K. Christie
appears as vioe president of the Bor
der National instead of the First Na
tional, as a year ago. and George
Flory advances from cashier to vice
president of the State National, while
ts. w. 11SOD j jacAiee is aavanceu 10
cashier of the State
First National Officers.
The following officers of the First
.National nans were reiectea at tne
annual meeting of the stockholders
held Tuesday afternoon James G.
McNary. president; F. M. Murchlson.
W. L. Tooley. E. W. Kayser, J. E.
Benton and ilax Moye. vice presl
dents;w. C Haden. cashier; P. F.
Knight. C A. Wise. H. C. Dunbar. E.
D. Reynolds. B. L. Myers and F. E.
Glilett. assistant cashiers, and Wil
liam Graves, auditor.
The directors are Joshua S. Ray -nolds,
chairman of the board;
James O. McNary. F. M. Murchl
son, W. I. Tooley. E. W. Kayser.
Sol I. Berg, J. B. Dale. R. M. Dudley.
E. C Held. P. H. Luckett. C M. New
man, R. B. Orndorff. G. B. Ryan. H.
Seggerman, W. W. Turney and Z. T.
State XarJenal Offlcen.
At the annual stockholders' meet
ing of the State National bank. C
K. Bassett wss elected president to
succeed C. R. Morehead, who has
beaded the Institution since its
founding by him in 1SS1. Mr. More
head was elected chairman of the
board of directors- The newly elected
officers of the bank are: C. N. Bas
sett, president; George D. Flory, vice
president: R. W. McAfee, cashier:
C M. Nebeker. John P. Ronan and
W. W. Scott, assistant cashiers. The
following directors were elected: C.
N. Bassett, H. L. Birney. Juan F.
Brittinsrham. B. F. Darbvsh ire-
George D. Flory. Maury Kemp. R. W..
aicAiee, u. at. Aeoeicer ana J-.a -danders.
CHr XarJeeal Offlcen.
Few changes wore noted In the
elections of the other banks.
The City National bank elected the
following: U. S. Stewart, president;
Winchester Cooley, J. F. Williams. T.
M. Wlngo and IL M. Andreas, vice
presidents; C. IL Teague, cashier:
Smith Withsm. J. U Andreas, R. B.
Klxnbrough, E. L. Heath and Donald
G. Hart, assistant cashiers, and the
following directors: H. M. Andreas,
B. BlnmanthaJ. Dr. J. TL Ttrailv V ftf
Bray. J. F. Coles. Winchester Cooley.
W. S. Crombie. G. F. Hawks. W. L.
Kohlberg. J. J. Longweil. John H.
T . J. J. onnsbee. J. H. Pollard, H
T. Ponsford, Frank Powers, H. J.
Simmons, C B. Stevens. C. S. Stewart,
C H. Teague. H. V. Watson. J. w.
WiUlams. T. M. Wingo and G. Znrk.
Security Bank Jt Treat Co.
The Security Bsnk a: Trust com
pany elected as follows: C M. Har
vey, president. C. C. Henderson, vice
prestdentand chairman of the board;
I J. Gilchrist, vice president: C U
Been, vice president: J. H. Hender
son, cashier; H. A. Hubbard, assist
ant cashier. The directors are C M.
Harvey. C C Henderson, U J. Gil
christ, C U Ezell, J. H. Henderson,
R. E. Bryan. Charles Davis. W. T.
Ellis. B. F. Farrar. A. X. Hawley, J.
W. Klrkpatrick. John T. Mulr, G. P.
Putnam, L A- Sbedd. Dr. B. F. Stev
ens and W. H. Winter.
The Border National bank chose
the following: J. M. Goggin. chair
man of the board; Crawford Harvie.
S resident; Sfcx N. Schwabe and Hal
I Christie, vice presidents; T. H.
Sanders, cashier; Francis Broaddus
and C Z. Wolfe, assistant cashiers,
and the following directors: J. eL
Goggin, Crawford Harvie, John C
Hayes, Dr. R B. Homan, Joseph lu
Kopf. J. A. Martin, it, S. W. Moore.
J. E. Robertson. S. K. Schwabe. A.
J. Strayer. E. IT. Whitaker and H.
Am ei lean Bsnk.
Officers and directors of the Amer
ican Trust ft Savings bank are as
follows: T. C. Scroggs, president;
Leslie W. Craig, vice president;
James A. Borders, cashier; W. H.
Waggoner. Robert T. Hoover and
Fred D. Glbbs. assistant cashiers.
The directors are as follows: T. C
Scroggs, Leslie W. CraTtr. James A.
wniora. v . n. waggoner, ti. E.
-i-nonasen. u. w. Moss. Edward Mor
ris. C M. MacFarlane and J. B.
El Paso Bank.
The El Paso Bank and Trust com
pany will elect officers tomorrow.
Frank P. Jones will be reflected as
president: A- F. Kerr. Lee H. Crows
ana jr. M. yncn ss vice presidents;
O. C. Roberts, cashier, and these, with
Robert Martin, of Hot Springs, N. M.,
will constitute the board of direc
tors. A Semiannual dividend af 4
per-cent was aeciared.
Frieirdship Of Save '
Days Is Shattered By
Quarrel Over Old Dog
NDTLBT. N. J Jan. 12. Life long
friendship began when they
were slaves in Georgia, termi
nated la police court here today
when Richard William Harris, as
years old, was held to the grand
Jury on a charge of having as
saulted William Henry Harrison,
The quarrel started when Harrl-s
son attempted to throw Harris old
dog down stairs because of its
Refreshed After Night's
Rest, Adventurers For
Trio Taciturn Regarding
Hardships In Frozen
MATTTCE. Out, Jan. 11. United
States naval Uents. Stephen Par
rel, AI Kloor and Walter Hinton.
refreshed by their first night s sleep
In complete comfort since setting out
from the f rosea Hudson Bay regions
where they landed on December 14
after a hazardous balloon flight from
Reckaway, N. Y, today enjoyed this
trading post's hospitality, preparatory
to their departure late this afternoon
for Toronto. They were guests of of
ficials of the Canadian "rational Rail
way, who provided a private car in
which they spent the night and in
which they win travel ts Toronto.
To all outward appearances the bit
ter dispute that arose between Lieuts.
Farrell and Hinton shortly after their
arrival here yesterday, which culmi
nated In a Mow from Farrell that sent
his fellow airman sprawling over a
table In the hosse ef B. P. Williamson,
had been settled today. The aero
nauts rose early, had breakfast to
gether in their private car and ail
regretted the Incident that marred
their historical adventure. Both Far
rell and Hinton were reticent today
regarding the occurrence.
The altercation arose about a letter
purported to have been srritten by
Hinton to bis wife from Hooee Fac
tory, where they first found succor
after wandering through the wilder
ness four days subsisting on two csr
rler pigeons and caribou mess. In
the letter pnblisfhed by a New York
newspaper. Hlataa ht alleged to have
written that FarrvTL exhausted from
the rigorous wandering, pleaded with
ma two compeuKmn u xiu nun ana
eat his body to enable them to get
back te ciriilxatlon-
Farrell charged bis companion with
"double crossing "hiss, saying all had
agreed that their leters should not be
published. His ten a refusal to-retract I
waa the Immediate cause for jTarrelrs
blow. Newspaper correspondents in
terfered and separated them.
Relaxed from their first night's
real sleep after nearly a month of
hardship, however, the fellow adven
turers today apparently tried to for
get their differiana and began to
think of the reception planned by the
Toronto Rotary eras) upon their ar
rival there aad ef their nJtrmate ar
rival la Rocks way on Friday.
Trie Somewhat Taettursu
All three today were somewhat
taciturn regarding their four days
vicissitudes sfter landing in the wilds
aad before they finally sighted Tom
Mark, the Cree Indian who led them
to the little Undents Bar company's
trading post at Moose Factory. Lieut.
Farrell. however. osXHsed their hard
ships ts the cor i usaonslints. telling
how they xig-zaga-ed throngh the
wilderness. On the second day alter
the barking of a dog canned them to
descend, be said: "We were Seginulng
to think that das; bark prdpoaitlea
was rather phoney.
They were so hungry oa the third
night they could not sleep, he said,
except Kloor. who slept so ueumfly
and so dose to the fire he bwrned hz
flying beets. They were begirting to
become desperate, he said, by the time
they sighted sled tracks aboat It
oclock oa the morning of the fourth
day. They followed the tracks about
five miles along the Moose river be
fore they sighted the Iadfaa who
fled .when Hinton offered hint a clga
ret. He became mere eommunieatlve.
however, when Kloor gave him a dol
lar. Farrell said the trip from Moose
Factory to MatUce was uneventful,
tvivcs Scoff at Story.
New York, Jan. l"t Mrs. Stephen
A. Farrell and Mrs. Welter Blaton,
wives of two ef the naval baBo-salsta.
today efeanctsHasVl as Jsnlmlievable'
the story ef the dasssste'leAween their
husbands over the letter Lieet- Hin
ton is alleged to have written te Ids
wife Mrs. Hlston. after sapresetha
her disbelief of the affair, fled ts her
room saying T hava as statement to
make until I hear from my hnsband."
"After what those men have en
dured." aeJd Mrs. Farrell. "I cannot
believe they will be anything but
brothers for the rest of their Jives
No one ef them deserves more credit
than the others."
"I am the balmiest vroraaa ia the
Urorld," coaUnsned. "and nry
lost confidence, yen knew. As I said
en Chrlattsas eve, I wetsM aot have
given up hope for their retsa-a zjatll
next spline. The children have never
given up hope, either. Mr. FarreH has
e an xtec us worry, owl sv mm
You Can't Brush Or
Wash Out Dandruff
The oniy sure way to get rid of
dandruff is to diaenlva it Uua
destroy It entirely Te do Ufa, get
aboat four ounces of ordinary ream
wvui ?piy ii ax nignt wnen rear
ing; nse enough to moisten ths seele
and rub It in gently with the flager
Do this tonight- and bv mo rata e-
most If not all, of your dandruff will
be gone and three or four more as
plications will comoletelv disserve
ana entirely destroy every single sign
and trace of It, no matter how much
dandruff you may have.
You will find. tee. that all ttefchur
and digging of ths scalp will ston at
once, and your nalr will be fluffy,
lustrous, glossy, silky and soft, and
look and feel a hundred times better.
You can get liquid arvon at any
drug store, it is Inexpensive and
never falls to do the work. Adv.
level headed and -julet-"
TO EL PASO AND
the Rogers Furniture Co.
While Guests in Our Gty
We Are at Your Service.
The Extraordinary Values Which We Are Now Offering. To
oether With Our Wonderful Assortments, Will Interest You.
1921 PRICES IN EFFECT NOW !
'It may be months before wholesale costs on furniture rrop to
our present low levels. But you are getting the full benefit of
future reductions rioht now! We have anticipateel every re
duction for the next 1 2 months and reduced our prices accord
ingly. In some cases it is 1 0 per cent, others 20 per cent and
on some articles as much as 50 per cent. We are taking our
losses now, and giving the public values that cannot be dupli
EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME
Furniture Carpets Rugs
ROGERS FURNITURE CO.
207-9-11 N.Stanton St.
State National Bank