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VOL. XXV. NO. 192
Executive. Committee Also
Says That Report of Pos
sible Disbandment of the
Party is Absolutely With
out Foundation
Party Leaders from Thirty
two States Are Present
at Conference in Chicago
Which Shows No Outward
Lack of Enthusiasm
associated 'prkss dispatch
CHICAGO, Dec. 3. Reports of the
possible amalgamation of the pro
gressive party with either the ic
publican or democratic party were
characterized as "idle fancies," and
reports that the disbandment of the,and
i i i 1
progressive pariy is a pussiuiuij,
were equally ridiculed by members of
the progressive party executive com
mittee who held a conference here
Party leaders from thirty-two
states who attended the conference
showed no outward lack of enthus
iasm for their party when the state
chairmen told of conditions in their
George W. Perkins, of New York,
chairman of the committee, pre
sided. After these talks it was the inten
tion of the committee to go in'.o
executive session.
Members of he committee who were
present were George W. Perkins, of
New York; William Flinn, of Penn
sylvania; Walter F. Brown, of Ohio;
Jitmoa Alnmtt and Medill CV( 'ormit'k.
of Illinois; Meyer Lissner, of Califor
nia, and Clarence P. Dodge, of Col
orado Springs, Col., who held the
proxy of Judge Ben Lindsey.
Among the other prominent lead
ers in attendance were E. A. Van
Valkenburg, of Philadelphia; Sena
tor Moses E. Clapp, of Minnesota;
Hugh T. Halbert, of St. Paul; Gifford
Pinchot, of Pennsylvania; Charles M.
Thompson, of Chicago; Raymond
Robins, of Chicago; Charles E. Bur
bank, of Massachusetts; William Al
len White, of Kansas; Victor Mur
dock, of Kansas; James E. Garfield,
of Ohio, and Frank H. Funk, of Ill
inois. Mr. Perkins called attention to the
votes of the progressives in the No
vember elections and declared when
analyzed it showed a condition ar
from tallying with the idea of disin-.
tegration. He then declared the con
tinuance of the progressive party as
an organization
Victor Murdock, Gifford Pinchot,
Senator Clapp and James R. Garfield
were among those who reported cn
political conditions in their states.
Each was. firm in his declaration
that the party organization should be
0. K. Davis, secretary of the ex
ecutive committee, presented a tabu
lation of the votes of the progressive
i.arty in the November election, giv
ing the total vote of the progressive
party, as 1.74B.125,' divided as follows-:
The New England states, 70,171;
the middle Atlantic states, 311,290;
south Atlantic, 73.736; middle west,
623.722, and western, 667,199. Only
three southern states, Alabama, Geor
gia and Louisiana, were included in
the total.
The question of moving the head
quarters from New York city was
raised by several speakers, but r.o
action was taken.
After insisting that the progressive
party Bhould continue in American
politics, Victor Murdock turned his
attention to peace, and declared every
American should do everything In his
power to keep the country at peace
Bonds Drop While Inquiry Is
Good For Short Time Notes
associated press dispatch
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Business In
nonns on me biock exenange evmcea
further reactionary tendency with a
wider variety of offerings. Declines
in some of the less conspicuous is
sues ran from three to seven points.
In several bonds the subject "of
reorganization and readjustment of j
losses were even more severe. This
condition was partly offset by decid
edly better Inquiry for short term
notes,' and more active listed stocks
which normally constitute the great
bulk of daily operations. Demands
for these securities, particularly of
notes, came from various quarters,
the middlewest being a prominent
buyer. The movement is attributed
primarily to easier money conditions.
The financial district derived con
siderable encouragement from the an
nouncement that hereafter the stock
exchange intended to issue a daily
list of actual stock sales as made
through the clearing houses, togeth
er with a comprehensive table of the
bid, and asked prices. This Is re
garded as another step toward a
full resumption of business.
president wrote Secretary Gar
rison paying a tribute to "the
efficiency, courage and discre
tion" of General Funston and
his forces during the American
occupation of Vera Cruz.
European War
Helps American
Foreign Trade
associated press dispatch
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. One year
of the European war will add $500,
0O0.0H0 to the United States foreign
commerce, according to Edward E.
Pratt, chief of the Bureau of Foreign
Domestic Commerce. He has
finished the collection of the data
of agents here and abroad, and man
ufacturers' reports. His estimate is
based on the results since August.
As an illustration the machine tool
industry alone will show from $10,
OOO.Ono to $15,000,000 in new orders.
J. Massel, special commercial agent,
is now en route to South America
to investigate the possibilities of the
tool trade. He made visits to prac
tically every large factory here and
found all busy, several preparing to
increase facilities, and one with or
ders sufficient to operate the plant
twenty-four hours a day for two
years. After the outbreak of the war
Russia sought the American tool sup
ply and England and France are now
placing orders.
Fear That "Merry
Christmas' " May
Be Military Code
associated press dispatch
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Not even the
words "Merry Christmas" may be
written on packages of supplies sent
to starving Belgians. The American
commission for the relief of Belgium
announced the placing of an inscrip
tion of any sort, inside or outside a
package, might subject the entire
shipment to confiscation by officials
suspicious of a military code message.
In one case a shipload of goods
bound for Genoa was held up a month
because the single word, "Dantsig"
was printed on a bag. The prohibi
tion extends to expressions of sym
pathy or even the sender's initials.
with the world. He said he was
heartily in accord with the efforts
of President Wilson to preserve
peace and would support him in
every act to that end.
The impression prevailed among
early arrivals, it was reported, that
the conference would not attempt to
formulate a policy for the presiden
tial election in 191B.
Neither Colonel Roosevelt nor Gov
ernor Hiram Juhnson of California,
vice-presidential candidate in 1912
was present.
California, however, was repre
sented by four delegates, and re
ported to be prepared to launch a
boom for Johnson for president in
The conference was 'held at the
Chirago Progressive club, as the Uni
versity club, which was first men
tioned as the meeting place, refused
the use of its club rooms, as one
member of the progressive national
committee is a woman, and the rules
of the club, it was announced, pro
(Continued on Page Three)
A significant development, because
of its bearing upon the foreign situ
.,,. was.,hH niacin of $5,000.-
000 two year six per cent, treasury
notes by the Swedish government.
The proceeds, it is said, will be dis
bursed in this country for the pur
chase of "various commodities" and
the loan assumed added importance
from the fact that It is supposed to
be the first negotiated here since
the outbreak of the war by any neu
tral European nation. Increased con
fidence in the betterment of domestic
industrial conditions was reflected in
the extension of demand for pig iron,
and copper metal at thirteen cents,
which suggested some increased buy
ing by home consumers.
The banking house of Kuhn, Loeb
& company, and the National City
Bank announced the joint purchase
of $5,000,000 two year, six per cent,
Swedish treasury notes, which will
be publicly offered at par, and ac
crued interest The loan Is regard
ed as a forerunner of others of neu
tral countries desiring to buy 1 our
Governor-elect of Colorado,
Before Federal Industrial
Relations Commission,
Suggests State Body to
Handle Situation
Present Executive Says He
is Powerless to Control
Activities of Heads of De
partment "Which Are Not
His Appointees
(associated press dispatch
DENVER, Dec. 2. An industrial
commission serving without compen
sation as a panacea for the indus
trial ills of Colorado coal fields, to
which his administration will be heir,
was suggested by Governor-elen
George A. Carlson, before the federal
ndustrial relations commission at its
first sesion today. One function of
the commission he proposed would be
he drafting of an equitable work
men s compensation act witn tne as
sistance of miners and operators.
He corroborated the testimony of
Governor Ammons that the machin
ery of the state government is de
fective in that heads of departments
appointed by members of the
governor's executive staff, and that
the governor is powerless to control
the activities of such heads. Many
such committees have been openly ai
ariance with Governor Ammon's poll-
icy, it is declared.
Governor Ammons, the first wit
ness at the session, testified that the
suite had made final arrangemcn's
to sell the balance of the million dol
lars worth of "Insurrection bonds"
to defray the past expenses of the
militia and its future upkeep, and
that it had so notified the president.
nd expected the withdrawal of fed
eral troops soon.
"In handling en Industrial dispute,"
Ammons said, "there !s no organlzn-
ion or body ready to enter the field.
The governor must wait fur the legis
lature to convene. Then a commit
tee is appointed. It takes the com
mittee members time to become ac
quainted with themselves and their
task. Then there is questioning
imong the people as to whether '.his
member or that member is not con
trolled by this or that interest. By
tbe time they get to work the dis
pute has proceeded to violence and
is getting further away from any
Mr. Carlson was still on the stand
when the session adjourned until to
morrow. J. O- Osgood, chairman of the
board of directors of the Victor Am
erican Fuel company, told the com
mission of his unsuccessful efforts to
ntroduce an employers compensation
commission. He declared that the
majority of mine accidents were due
to veteran miners "taking chancer."
Discussing collective bargaining for
labor Mr. Osgood outlined his atti
tude: 'The miner knows what wages are
paid, the hours and the working con
ditions at a mine, and at all of the
mines and he has selected the em
(Continued on Page Four)
"flexler again!'
vou said to yourself flfe
S last year after getting
Ola. oi uie v-imauiias
jam. .
Is the Time to jg
Put That Good
Resolution Into
and help yourself and
your lellow man
and woman.
On Anniversary Of Succession To Throne
Francis Joseph Heiy Of Victory In Servia
It was just sixty-six years ago
yesterday that Emperor Francis Jos
eph succeeded to the throne of Aus-tro-Hungary.
The year just passed
has seen the darkening shadows cf
war spread more threatening than
ever before. It was on June 28,
1914, that Archduke Ferdinand was
slain at Sarajevo, in the province
of Bosnia, by Servian hands. Ferdi
nand was to have been the succes
sor of Francis Jeseph, and his as
sassination was one of the incidental
causes of the war that has spread to
include half of all the human beings
in the world today.
Francis Joseph in his declining
years is hard pressed as never be
fore. The mixed races that make
up his dominions, for it is said that
twenty-six different languages and
dialects are spoken in Austria-Hungary,
have rendered difficult the co
operation of the monarchy in the
prosecution of the war. The Aus
trians have failed to hold the Rus
sians from sweeping down from the
east and north. They have accom
plished little with Servia, their early
antagonist, and from the meager re
ports that find their way out of the
stricken kingdom, we read of inter
nal discord and rumors of internal
Francis Jeseph is the most un
envied of monarchs. His people fear
him. His task of bettering conditions
was a mountainous one when he
took the throne in 1848, and al
though he met with partial success
he has never entirely won over the
confidence of the people of Bosnia
and Herzegovina, his latest acqui
sitions. But the people of Austria
feared to lose him, for the complica
tions of succession, already greit
when Ferdinand was killed, are many
and diversified.
Villa and Zapata Hold Con
ference Near Mexico City,
Zapata Insisting That
' (Soiuez Be Made Provis
ional President
SAX ANTONIO, Dec. 2 Villa and
Zapata conferred in the suburbs of
Mexico City today while awaiting the
arrival of Gutierrez. Zapata insisted
upon naming Emilio Vasquez Gomez
as provisional president, according to
a message to I.. Cabero, Mexican con
sul here..
Gomez, who has been residing here
for some time, said tonight he would
accept the office of provisional presi
dent if it is officially tendered him.
He said he had heard - nothing ,ind
declined to comment further.
Another message received by Vi'la
representatives here said that Zapata
can only be pacified by having his
demand complied with. The mes-
sage also said a representative s?nt
to Washington by Zapata will really
represent Gomez, and will report to
the Morelos leader regarding the sup
posed attitude that would be taken
by this government should Gomez be
named as provisional president.
Gomez three years ago was one of
the most prominent men in Mexico
and was said to be the only man who
could dictate terms to Zapata whjn
the first revolution was launched
against Madcro. Zapata declared
openly for Gomez and has always
been a follower of the latter.
Another Border Casualty.
NACO, Dec. 2. A Mexican boy on
the American side was hit in the ab
domen by a stray bullet from the
siege of Naco, Sonora. He is the
forty. fourth victim of the Mexican
bad marksmanship. The attacks of
the Maytorena troops on Gil's force
have dwindled to sniping with oc
casional bursts of skirmish line fire.
Has Little Information,
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. Beyond
advices that Provisional President
Gutierrez is expected to enter Mex
ico City some time today the state
department is without information on
the Mexican situation. The last dis
patches giving a review of condi
tions as quiet in the capital, dated
November 30, was made public last
The re-establishment of direct
wire communication between Mexico
City and the United States via Kl
Paso, is expected to remove delays
(Continued on Page Three)
' It frSvv f
Emperor Francis
Capital of Servia is Occu
pied by Troops of Em
peror Francis Joseph, the
Servians Having Evacuat
ed the Citv
Austria Evidently Miscal
culated Nature of Servian
Opposition and Only After
Invasion of Bosnia Did
She Send Adequate Force
LONDON, Dec. 3. Belgrade, which
until the outbreak of the war was
the capital of Servia, was occupied
today by Austrian troops, the Ser
vians having previously evacuated.
Thus on the sixty-sixth anniversary
of the reign of Emperor Francis Jos
eph, who is again reported seriously
ill, four months after the outbreak
of the war, his generals report one of
the most important successes they
have obtained.
Belgrade was frequently under
bombardment early in the war, and
hut for the general European con
flict which compelled Austria to send
her troops against Russia, must have
fallen an easy prey to Servia s big
neighbor. Apparently Austria mis-
calculated the nature of the Servian
opposition, and only after Bosnia was
invaded did she send sufficient force
against the Servians to drive them
back. Now they are being forced
backward and are eagerly looking far
the advance of the Russians intJ
Hungary to afford them relief.
Russia has been sending Cossaok
raiding parties through the Carpath
ians with the object of diverting Aus
tria's attention, but the dual mon
archy is seemingly determined to fin
ish with Servia first. This.however,
is only a small affair compared with
what is going on in north Poland.
There the German army, which with
the aid of reinforcements succeeded
in escaping from the ring the Rus
sians had forced around it, h.is
formed a new front, and at some
points has assumed the offensive. The
Germans assert in this series of man
euvers by which they were able to
check the Russians they made 80,000
prisoners. The Rusians, on the oth
er hand, in a statement issued from
Rome, say their captures greatly ex
ceed this number. All agree the
losses are very heavy and that the
battle is still undecided, as it proba
bly will be for several days.
For the moment the allies ire
somewhat disappointed that the real
ization, of a great Russian victory
is denied them. They take some con
solation in the fact that the Ger
man attempt to pierce the Russian
lines failed and that, suffering heavy
losses, the Germans were compelled
to take their armies elsewhere.
The Rusian report tonight says th?
fighting has lost some of its vio-
(Continued on Page Four.)
Joseph of Austria,
(Jrave Controversies Be
tween Southern Republics
and Belligerent Countries
Leads to ('ailing of Pan
American Conference
WASHINGTON, Dec. !. Grave con
troversies between the nations of South
America and the belligerent countries
of Europe led to the calling of a con
ference for next Tuesday of the govern
ing board of the Pan-American Union.
Before this board, which consists of
the diplomatic representatives here of
twenty American republics, with the
secretary of state of the United States
as chairman, ex-officio, will come the
various suggestions made by Argentine,
Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador for
stronger assertions of the rights of the
neutrals and the exclusion of bellige
rent warships from the waters of the
Evidence of the seriousness of the
situation in South America, due to the
presence of belligerent warships on
both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, is
contained in a dispatch received to
night by Eduardo Suarez-Mujica, Chil
ean ambassador, from the minister of
foreign affairs at Santiago. Fear is ex
pressed by the Chilean officials that
Germany's alleged violation of the neu
trality of Chile may influence other
belligerents to disregard the territorial
jurisdiction of Chile and perhaps
cause them to send warships within the
three-mile limit to stop German oper-
(Continued on Page Four)
Short Range Of Torpedoes Is
Defect Of The American Navy
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. The lack
of long-range torpedoes was pointed
to as the paramount weakness of the
United States navy by Rear Admiral
Joseph Strauss, chief of the bureau of
ordnance, in his annual report to
Secretary Daniels. All of our battle
ships, except two of the latest dread
naughts and armored cruisers of the
Tennessee class, scout cruisers and
the oldest destroyers, are equipped
with a "short-range torpedo which is
considered obsolete for a battle fleet."
Since the battleships Nevada and
Oklahoma were designed all vessels
have been provided with the modern
type of torpedo, and as rapidly as
Confers "With Members of
Congress "With Reference
to Program for Third Ses
sion "Which Begins Next
Much Time Will Be Con
sumed With These Bills
and Favored Messages to
Get Through Must Be
Adroitly Selected
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. President
Wilson Is conferring with the leaders of
congress with reference to a legislative
program for the third session of the
63rd congress, beginning next Monday.
So much time necessarily must be used
in considering the appropriation bills
that the general program must be very
limited. The administration apparently
is determined that there shall be no
extra session next summer, so the pres
ident must make very adroit selections
if he is to get favored measures
through without too great risk of com
pelling an extra session to finish with
the supply bills.
Conservation will undouhtedly have
an important place on Mr. Wilson's
list Two waterpower bills have passed
the house and are favored by the pres
ident, having been improved, from the
viewpoint of the conservationists, over
the form in which they were intro
duced. The president may also urge a
bill which extends the policy of leasing
public lands, following the model of the
Alaska leasing bill. This proposed
measure will find opposition in the sen
ate. The mystery attending the fate of the
seamen's bill has not yet been solved.
The president has continued non-com-mital
regarding this legislation, which
has passed both houses in radically dif
ferent forms, and is now awaiting a
conference. This bill Is one of the pets
of union labor. According to its op
ponents, its provisions are wholly in
consistent with the business policy
which must be followed by ship own
ers if they are to take full advantage
of their privileges under the ship reg
istry law. During the present period
of transition, it might embarrass the
administration. Nevertheless the tin-
ions are likely to insist that this meas
ure be enacted, despite the argument
that it may handicap the growth of the
American merchant marine.
Probably some of the southern mem
bers will insif-t again upon the Henry
Smith bill providing for government
loans on cotton. They will at least
support amendments to the federal re
serve act, wh!ch they overlooked In the
last session in their eagerness to force
the government into cotton speculation,
and which, according to the reserve
board, would have increased the lend
ing power of the reserve banks having
dealings with the south to the extent
of $196,000,000.
Not the least important among the
measures which congress must con
sider soon is the railway mail pay bill.
The president, by his silence, has prac
tically approved the Moon bill, which
is backed by Postmaster General Bur
leson, and virtually turns the assistant
postmasterships over to the spoilsmen.
This bill also provides for a less rate
of compensation to the railroads than
providing for the Bourne bill, which
has been worked out as a scientific
measure. The railroads are enthusi
astic over the Bourne bill, and the pres
ident may be forced Into a definite po
sition soon.
The Shackleford -Bryan good roads
bill has passed the house and awaits
action by the senate. This Is a gift to
the states of $25,000,000. Another bill
has been prepared, embodying a sci
entific plan of federal aid to road
building. Here again the president
must make a choice.
The house has also sent to the sen
ate two convict labor bills; one mak
ing goods of this kind carried in inter
state commerce subject to the laws of
(Continued on Page Six)
possible the equipment of the older
ships are being changed. Private
plants are now constructing 650 tor
pedoes for the navy; 350 are under
construction at the government yards,
and funds are available for 850 which
will he ordered soon. Appropriations
for 250 more will be asked.
The accumulation of torpedoes is
a slow task. A year is required to
complete one, and many are lost
every year practicing. Even with the
serious situation through the short
age of torpedoes, Admiral Strauss
thinks improvement in the efficiency
of officers and men handling them
has not kept pace with the develop
ment of the material.

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