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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
S. HOME EDITION
GOULD BE NO
Financier Brings Down
His Fist to Emphasize
BELIEVES IN COMBINE
Claims to Favor Competition,
but Takes Position it
Should Be Limited.
j3. I nere could
be no money trust. All the banks and
ell the money in cistendom could
r.tt control money. The question of
control Is personal as to money and
ci edits," declared J. Plerpout Morgan
today to the money trust investigate
1 1 . committee.
The big financier was led up to his
Bi.8v.cr by the questioning of Samuel
Vntermyer. counsel for the commit
tee, who asked Morgan If "he did not
feel his vast power."
Morgan answered he did not admit
lie had vast power and did not feel it.
Once when the lawyer and witness got
J'. to a discussion of competition and
cimbi nation, Morgan said:
"I'd rni her have combination than
r"ii.j tit ion. I like a little competi
tion, tint 1 like combination better.
Control is an important thing. With
cii it you can't do a thing, but no one
ina ti could monopolize money. One
rian might control railroads or mer
chandise, hut never money and credit."
Morgan's declaration that there
"could be no money trust," emphasized
I.;, a vigorous bang of his fist ou the
pirn of his chair, carfne toward the end
of tl'e committee's morning session at
which the Jitiiiiicier testified as to the
relations of the house of Morgan with
pcxoral great corporations.
Morgau testified he had approved
tl.e price at whcr-"rubsidiarieB of the
United States Steel corporation were
ti-ken ItMo the big corporation. Asked
ll lie hud not named the board of di
rectors of the steel corporation. Mor
tal, said he might have "decided who
fchould not gj in."
Mis holding of certain bank stocks
be characterized as "not very much,
j. I out a million dollars," much to the
tnnusement of the committee and the
c-owd gathered to hear his testimony.
A laugh went around and the financier
jc Ined heartily. Once his voice got
hoarse and his daughter, Mrs. Her
l' rt Satterlee, gave him a throat tab
let The principal part of Morgan's tes
limony. on the concentiation of money
ii ml c redits, was to be resumed at this
iiftcrnoon's session. It is expected his
testimony will be ended today.
ADMITS VOTISC. THlTS.
Morgan, surrounded by a dozen of
bis partners and lawyers, answered
with apparent freedom all questions,
lie usreed that through "voting trusts,"
f voral of w hich existed In his com
pany, a few trustees could name di
lectors. who, in turn, could name of
ficers of (ireat Interstate. Industrial or
ruilioad corporations. He denied, how
ever, he believed interlocking director
ales, where two or three men held di
rectorships lu several banks, trust
i mpanles or corporations, could bring
niiout control and unity of action.
Ml ST HAVE MAJOHITY.
Me declared without a majority on
those boards such men could not dic-i.iii-
the affairs or control of corpora
tions. He took direct issue 'with Un
t'rtner ds to the opportunity offeied
n few men to control general banking
Institutions throuch such participation
i .-. iii ..iui(,du luiiiim") nas UU
i i directors oi me leuuiug uamvo i
New York. ,
Morgan approximated deposits with
).is banking firm In New York on
Nov. 1 at $li0,0i)0,0i0. Morgan said he
did not believe there was any great
combination, of bankers in the United
"Don't you and other bankers con
Hoi the Reading road?"
' No. If we do. I don't know U," said
"You don't think you have any pow
er in any line of industry in this coun
"No. I do not." said Morgan.
"Your poer in any direction is en
tirety unconscious to you?".
I'l HCI1M-: OK KQl ITABI.K.
Mcrjcao testified be bought control
of the F.quitable Life Assurance so
ciety from "Mr. Ryan aud Mr. Harrl
n.an." He sec ured, he sa'-d, about $51.
toii woith of stock, lor which he paid
"The company pays 7 per cent divi
"That is $,710 on vcur stock?"
"About cut eighth or one-nicth of 1
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Rock laUnd, Davenport, Molin.
Generally cloudy tonight and Friday,
colder Friday. The lowest tempera
ture tonight will be about the freezing
Temperature at 7 a. m. 29. Highest !
yesterday 31, lowest last night 2". -j
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 10 miles j
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 78, at 7
a. m. 63.
Stage of water 2.3 a rise of -3 in last
J.M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster,
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.!
Sun sets 4:36. rises 7:1. Eveuing
stars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars:
Mars. Mercury, Jupiter.
per cent on the investment?-'
Morgan spent nearly five hours oday
before the money trust investigation
committee, giving his views en cencen-
tratlon of credits, inteiioc kin? director-1
!n"a. uranus uuusrt, iu.ua iuu, i
iconipeuuon. ana Kinarea Fuujects. i ne
burden of his testimony was that there ,
"r j i.uo! ai.vi iun a .
iiioiiujui 01 money as iiupuEauie. nc
was excused at 3:2".
HOBOES TO HAVE
Chicago, Dec. 19. A monthly maga
zine for hoboes is to be published by
Jeff Davis, new president of the In
ternational Brotherhood Welfare asso
ciation. It will be known as the "In
ternational Hobo Review." According
to Davis, who says he is a first cousin
to the president of the confedenracy,
the contributors will include James
lads How, St. 1-ouis; Jack Londcu,
arnes Seymour, hobo poet, and Robert
Hunter. It is estimated the itinerant
workers in the United States number
"Persons frequently confuse the hobo
w ith the tramp bum," said Davis. "The
I hobo is a man always looking for work
and cannot find it, while the tramp bum
doesn't want it. A large part of the
world's work is done by the hobo. He
Is a useful citizen," .
The association "will hBtft'I's annual
convention in New Orleans June 28.
At the convention Davie will ask that
the government be petitioned to fur
nish free transporta'ion to the unem
ployed who seek work in another part
of the country.
WILSON IS READY
TO PICK CABINET
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 19. After a
three-hours' conference In New York
with William F. McCombs, chairman
of the democratic national committee.
President-elect Wilson announced as
le rode home last night that he had i
taken up in earnest the task of pick-
lng a cabinet. I
No information was forthcoming I
from either Mr. McCombs or the !
president-elect as to the names of the I
men discussed for cabinet portfolios, j
When Mr. McCombs left the president
elect he declared that both the cab
inet and executive policies had been
Mr. McCombs said Mr. Bryan's
name had been mentioned in the dis
cussion, but refused to commit him
self further. The correspondent in
questioning the governor on the traiu
later, informed him that Mr. Mc
Combs had said Mr. Bryan's name had
"O, well," the president-elect said,
"we talked about the conference we
are going to have soon with Mr.
j Mr. Wilson intimated that no time
ling wun air. ryan.
It was suggested
to him that
Mr. Bryan was due; in
New York Saturday to attend a din
ner in honor of Governor-elect Sut
ler. Mr. Wilson said he would be un
able to attend the banquet. He did
not know yet, however, whether he
would see Mr. Bryan Sunday or im
mediately afterward, while Mr. Bryan
was in this vicinity.
The governor was asked by one of
the correspondents of Mr. McCombs
wou'.d be one of the men who would
help him in Washington "to run the
"Of course he will," Mr. Wilson re
plied. He would not say whether Mr.
McCombs would act in an official or
un -official capacity.
Trenton, N. J., Dec 19. Governor
Wilson today gave attention to the
question of revising the state corpor
ation laws, which is expected to be
one of the principal subjects at tie
approaching session of the legislature.
Shoots Himself in Taxicab.
St. Louis, Dec. 19. Hugh MacDoug
all, prominent in local retail dry
goods trade, shot and killed himself
in a taxicab when he was within a
minute's ride of an undertaking es
tablishment to which he had directed
j tUe chauffeur to drive tuna.
Memphis Man Fights a
Police POSSe ThTOUClh-
out the Night.
LOCKS SELF IN HOUSE
Overcome "by .Formaldehyde!
Fumes, He Is Finally Rid
dled With Bullets.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 19. Adam ;
Boehlcr, who killed his wife last night,
held 50 policemen and detectives at
bay for eight hours today before he
vas suoi ana kuwu u uiucers. 111CJ
their way into Boehler's
stronghold in a rooming house, and !
jti i er i ue inau uau uecu paiuauj "
come by fumes of formaldehyde fore- j
ed through holes cut in the wall and
ALL. HK.IIT kxc iiax.i:.
Boehler and the police exchanged
nn intmi,,. A ro thrn,hn, ,
i.vorning. When all appeared quiet de-
t ctives stormed a door and in the
e.change of shot Boehler was rid
dled with bullets.
PARDON FOR VAN SCHAICK,
COMMANDER OF SL0CUM
Washington, Dec. 19. The presi
dent has granted a pardon, effective
Christmas day, to Captain William
Van Schaick, who commanded the
Fteamboat General Slocum, burned in
104 in East river. New York, result
ing in the loss of 1,030 lives, mostly i
ucinen and children. He has been out
A quarter million people signed the !
petition to Taft asking the pardon. !
S1C0,000 EXPENDED TO
Chicago, Dec. 19. It is estimated it
cost the federal government $100,000
to"prosecute George Fitzgerald, charg
ed with the theft of $173,000 from the
subtreasury at Chicago. The "?i:niata
includes five years' preliminary inves
tigation. It Is expected the case will
go to the jury today.
WARRENT0N, OREGON, TO
HAVE WOMAN FOR MAYOR
Warrenton, Ore, Dec. 19. By a mar
gia of 16 votes this town elected Mis?
C!ara Munson mayor yesterday. She
headed the citizens' ticket.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 19. Irene
Justin, the pTetty 11-year-old daughter
of Frank Justin, a cabinet maker, ha3
been kidnaped and is bein
I rmsom by negroes, is the belief of
i mo pe.ica, wno cave eearcneu ice c.iy
j since Monday.
COURT ASKED FOR
Washington, Dec. 19. The supreme I
court -today took under advisement a
combined motion of the government
and the Union Pacific attorneys for !
a more specific decree as to rights of.
Union Pacific stockholders i: the or-;
tiered distribution of $126,000,000 of
i Southern Pacific slock owned by the i
Union Pacific. The railroad attorneys
went the Union Pacific stockholders
exclusively to be allowed to buy the
stock. The government is opposed to
such exclusive privilege.
ALBANY IF IT TAKES ALL I
I WINTER, SUFFRAGET CRY
Peekskill, N. Y Dec. 19. A steady ;
downpour greeted the suffraget pil-
grims when they prepared today to
resume their march to Albany with
a message to Governor Su!zer. .Mrs.
Jessie S t'.bbs, who rejoined the rr.nk3
lust night, said it was "Albany, if it
) takes all winter.
HANNA'S MAJORITY IS 8,277
. , . .
tr-nna's officii! majority over F. O.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 19 L.
Hellstrom democrat, for the
nrship of Xorfh Dakota as shown
IT'S WORTH WHILE
by the official count just completed,
is 8,277. Hanna, republican, polled
3:).831 votes; Heilstrom, 31,554; Sweet,
. 1 (i ir.i' .. .i t ; .. i
v' T y
. lsl. 6.83.-. For president, V ilson had
a lead of over uooseveit, wiin
Ttft about 2.000 behind. The con
stitutional amendment for a long term
for supreme justices was defeated by
about 14,000, while state establish
ment of terminal elevators was ap
proved by 20,000.
HAVE EGG PARADE
Chicago, Dec. 19. Chicago club wo
! nien today neid lneir fir6t egg parade
'..,;,. i oHr,r rvnhli. oonti.Yr.t
I, ODC1BI 111 l,ical6 u-.uniiiiit
ar aiast avaricious dealers and help j
in ; pubhc sale of eggs planned for to
morrow. PAINTS HOCKIN AS
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 19. Stories
which the government charges Herbert
Hockin told while actir.g as 'the Iago
of the dynamite conspiracy ' were re -
lated by Special District Attorney Noel
in his argument to the jury in the
"dynamite" trial today. "In betraying
all with whom he had to deal, Hockin
never told the Eame story twice," said
"This man, whispering a different
story in each new ear, was one of the
originators of the scheme to blow up
non-union jobs. He was ambitious and
wanted to get out of the way those op
posed to him. The dynamiters were
about to ditch him. so Hockin decided
to be ray them." I
Fall Kills a Sleep Walker.
Decatur, 111., Dec. 19. A fall from
! the fifth floor of a local hotel caused
: the death cf R. E. Houston, a j
cccirac-iiiig carpenter ot fcpnngneia,
i in. iloi-sioa walked in nia sleep.
SON HELD FOR
Lee Moore Taken
Slayer of Mother and
AX USED AS WEAPON
E!ood Stained Garments Found
in Hotel Room Occupied by
Columbia, Mo., Dec. 19. TJnder an
indictment charging him with the mur-
i i'.er of his mother and grandmother
with an ax, Henry Lee Moore, 30
years old, is in jail here. The bodies
of his mother, Mrs. Georgia Moore, 63
years old, and his grandmother, Mrs.
H. F. Wilson, 82 years old, were found
in their cottage on Mores boulevard
' yesterday morning by the son, Mrs.
Moore's only child, who said he had re
turned from Moberly to spend "Christ
mas. PLEADS XOT GUILTY.
The murders here recall the crimes
of the mysterious axman who found
victims in many portions of the west.
Those whom he slew were killed in
a similar way. Many call this a re
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that the two women were killed
some time last night by person or per
sons unknown. Moore was indicted
yesterday for the murder in the first
degree on information filed by the
chief of police. He pleaded not guilty,
but no explanation of the bloodstains
found on his garments was offered.
At the inquest Moore was asked by
the prosecuting attorney if he did not
V, i 1!,.. : U I
I V G aU 11IQU1 tlklW IJUlllJJ 111 U 13 (IUI bCL
Moore said be did and showed the pol
icy. The policy is on Moore's life,
payable to his mother. His mother's
home was mortgaged and her equity ' Saxony, Archduke Ferdinand, heir-ap-in
the property amounts to less than I parent of Austria-Hungary, and a num
$1,000. ' ber of princes representing the royal
iiNc.Ki ins sTonv. j houses of Europe, followed the coffin
The bureau drawers of the home of j in a procession which passed through
Moore's mother and grandmother had ; streets crowded with silent mourners,
been ransacked hy the murderer, but The heart of the dead regent was era
lieither of the old women is thought i talmed separately and will be interred
to have had much rea"y money. ! wjth those of many preceding Bavarian
Trrtro is n lilark eni ii h' hutnur ut . , it m - . m
i u:"b::hVi road car she 7n
i n.e uaoasn railroad car sncps in
Moberly, Mo., and when first arrested
1 asserted, it is said, that he came in on
, the Wabash train at 8:15 yesterday
j morning, and was not in Columbia
j Tuesday night, but last night he con-,
ffessed. it is ass .fed that he at
the Central hotel Tuesday niht
where he was registered as L. Smith,
The ax used in the killing of the
women was found in a ditch about ,
thirty yards from the house. It is a .
ntsty, dull ax. with a broken handle, I
and had been used to break up coal, j
Moore called the neighbors when i
he found the bodies yesterday morn-
iug. His mother had been killed while
! sitting In a rocking chair, partially up-1
!di8sed. A liniment bottle on the
"oor snow ea sne naa neen ruoomg tier
STRU'K Willi. K AM .EE P.
; Mocres grannniotr.er naa already
'gvue to bed, and from the position of
WOMAN IS AID OF
Chicago. Dec. 19 The. latest high
way robbery method is aid by a woman
companion, a fact which was disclosed
today when various police stations
were warned to "Look out for a woman
bandit, about 25 years old, dressed in
semi-mourning." George Liakrakias
told the police he was approached by
a man and woman last night. The wo
man ordered him to "hold up his hands,",
which he did, while the woman went
through his pockets, securing $150. Her
male companion held a revolver to his
the body she was asleep when struck
with the ax and died without moving.
Beth bodies are horribly gashed about
the head and throat.
The back window of the kitchen wag
unfastened, but the front doors were
locked. No track of any kind was
found about the house.
A search of the hotel room where
Mobre is alleged to have stayed Tues
day night, the police say, revealed a
quantity of blood on the towels and
bed clothing and on some, of the
clothing that the officers Bay Moore
wore. The hotel proprietor, the police
say, identified Moore as the occupant
of the room and said Moore was ner
vous and acted strangely as he regis
The conductor of a passenger train,
the police charge, ilentifle! the accus
ed man as a passenger who got off
his train here.
Moore, in denying that he Is guilty,
"All they have is circumstantial evi
dence. I know they have convicted
many men on that, but 1 am going to
stand my ground."
Mrs. Wilson Is survived by six
daughters besides the one slain with
Mrs. Moore had one son beside the
one accused of the murders.
TO HAVE TOWNS
London, Dec. 19. Whether peace is
to be declared between Turkey and
the Balkan allies or war continued is
expected to be settled within 48 hours.
In diplomatic "circles in London the
opinion prevails If the thorny obstacles
which are likely to present themselves
at the sessions of the peace conference
today and tomorrow can be surmount
ed or circumvented peace may be as
sured. The Ottoman government has
authorized its delegates to propose at
the next peace session that Adrlanople
Bnd all other besieged Turkish townB
be revictualled and that If the pro
posal is not accepted by the Balkan
allies negotiations be broken off, ac
cording to a news dispatch from Con
stantinople. The plenipotentiaries were In ses
sion only three-quarters of an hour.
Pash and Salih Pash then hurriedly
left the palace and went, to their hotel.
They refused any information.
Later It was announced the peace
conference had adjourned until Sat
Paris, Dec. 19. A veritable hall of
bembs was thrown into the Turkish
tortress of Janina by Greek riftlitarf
airmen yesterday. They flew over the
city and hurled missiles onto the prin
cipsrl buildings which were seriously
damaged. The population was terror
ized. ROYALTY GOES TO
LU ITP 0LDB U R I AL
Munich, Dec. 19. The body of the
late Prince Regent Lultpold was car
ried this morning to Its sepulchre be
neath the altar of the church of the
Theatines in thisclty. The German
emperor, king of the Belgians, king of
: ' T I ,
wnere reposes a silver case beside the
fan,0-u Bhrine of the virg,n Mary.
Edna May Spooner a Bride.
Greenwich, Conn., Dec. 19. Edna
I -W opuonw, an acires, was uinnea
! here last night to Arthur J- Wale'- a
i actor of San Francisco. The bride was
born in lowa ana gave ner age as w.
140 KILLED IN A
Guadalajara, Mexico, Dec. 19. Ore i
i hundred rebels and 40 rural guard;
; r.r.d townspeople were killed in a fierce
bttttle at Huejuquilla yesteriy. Thel
town was sacKea uy reDeis, w tio com
.milted many outrages.
Defends Executive Order
Placing Postmasters Un
der Civil Service.
REPLIES TO ACCUSERS
Still Favors Classifying of Prac
tically All of Appointive
Washington, Dec. 19. President Taft
today gave congress his opinion of the
charge that he had been playing poli
tics In his recent executive order put
ting 26,000 fourth class postmasters
under the civil service. The president
made the counter charge that his ac
cusers on the floor of the house were
telling "untruths" and declared he deep
ly regreted the failure of congress to
pass legislation which practically would
destroy the "spoils system."
"Criticism has been made of this or
der on the ground that the motive was
political," said the president. "Noth
ing could be further from the truth.
The order was made before the elec
tion and In the interest of efficient pub
lic service. I have several times re
quested congress to give me authority
to put first, second and third class post
masters, and all other local officers, in
cluding internal revenue officers, cus
toms officers. United States marshals
and the local agents of the other de
partments undert the classification of
the civil service law by taking away
the necessity of confirming such ap
pointments by the senate. I deeply re
gret the failure of congress to follow
these recommendations. The change
would have taken out of politics prac
tically every local officer and would
have entirely cured the evils growing
out of what, under the present law.
must always remain a remnant of the
REVIEWS DEPARTMENT WORK.
The president's advice to congress
was contained in his third message
of the year, sent In today. It was de
voted largely to a review of the accom
plishments of several government de
partments not touched upon In previous
messages, and to recommendations for
legislation. The president advocated:
Legislation which would permit mem
bers of the tablnet to sit in either
house of congress, with the right to
enter into debate and answer ques
tions, but without a vote.
The adoption of the postmaster gen
eral's plan for a readjustment of com
pensation of railways carrying malls
especially In view of the conditions
which will exist under the parcels post
A revision of the land laws to secure
proper conservation and at the same
time assure prompt disposition of land
that should be turned over to private
Legislation affecting Alaska which
would provide for leases of coal lands
and In respect to mining claims, the
disposition of oil, phosphate and pot
ash lands In the United States.
An act of congress which would
legalize a court authorized to review
decisions on the pure food law such
as are now made by the Rem sen
TRIBlAt, OP APPEAL.
In this connection the president ap
proved the creation of the Remsen
board by former President Roosevelt,
but said the time had come for con
gress to recognize the necessity for "a
tribunal of appeal" In pure food cases.
"While we are struggling to suppress
an evil of great proportions like that of
Impure food." said the president, "we
must provide the machinery in the law
itself to prevent its becoming an in
strument of oppression, and we ought
to enable those whose business is
threatened with annihilation to have
some tribunal and some form of appeal
In which they have a complete day in
The president closed his message
with a recornmeadatlon that congress
apropriate for a government building
at the Panama-Pacific International
exposition at San Francisco and for
the beautification of Washington. In
his discussion bf the capital be said
that a public utilities commission wag
nex-ded." The president expressed op
position to the granting of the elective
franchise to citizens of Washington and
' endorsed the plans of the commission
or nne arts for city improvement.
HOI UK IV KRCKSS.
The house today adjourned for the
Christmas holiday recess until Jan. 2
without receiving President Taft 'a
r.-ef:sage. The message, however, was
sent. It also went to the senate,
which remained in session.
Only Woman Plumber Is Dead.
P.ockford. 111., Dec. 19. Mrs. Jennie
A. Beane, who for years has enjoyed
; the distinction of being the only wo
man journeyman plumber in the world,
- ; aiea yesieruay or injuries suffered a
j eek ago In a street car accident.