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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
TWENTY-NINTH YEAR ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1907, m,VJ& PRICE 5 CENTS TEXAS LAWYER HURLS LEGAL BOMBSHELL HOLDS CLEARING HOUSE CERTIFICATE INVALID Federal Law Cited by United States District Attorney in Attempt to Show Emergency Currency Unlawful, . I "T morning Journal Special Leased Wire., juanas, Texas, Nov. 11. H. T. At wen, tinted states attorney for the nortnern district of Texas, today ! auea to ine preHs of Texas a. state nient in which he says: fteciion ol38 of the United States statutes provides as follows: .National banking: associations snail not Issue any other notes for cir cuiuiioii us money man such as are authorized by the provisions ot tiili title.- "i. i i. , - . iiiv provisions oi ine law men tinned allow, the Issuing of certain na iiuimi uaiiH currency witn which tti ore all familiar and no other. In line wnn tne law. therefore, If becaune of a money stringency in the northern uttrici Texas, duo to a failure of money centers to pay what they owe our local banks and clearing- houses In this district will not Issue any prom ises io pay or any script which vio lates any of tho proviWons of the auove quoted laws." ir. Aiwcil says that articles ap pearing- in yesterday s pupc which tell of tho proposal to issue certain scrip currency in other states than Texas make It appear imper ative to mm, as a public servant to call attention to provisions of the constitution and the federal statutes on the subject. UO.VAIMHTK DKCMNJ TO KXI'KKSS OPINION Washington, Nov. 11. Attorney General Bonaparte tonight said thut Ihe question of the validity of clear lug house cerifícales had never been submitted to the department of justice ami mat the action of the United Mates district attorney in Dallas In challenging their legality was entirely a new point, i mil me matter comes before him formally, he must decline to express an opinion, lte added that District Attorney Atwell was acting . upon nts own Initiative, not having been authorized from Washington to the matter of clearing house certlll th i manor of clearing house certlll cates. BRYAN DISCUSSES GUVERMENT Nebraskan Airs His Views on Present Day Problems at Jefferson Day Banquet in Milwaukee, l Br Morning Journal gpeeial lnn Wire ) Milwaukee, Nov. U. William J. Bryan was the guest of honor ut banquet on the twenty-first anniver sary of the Jefferson club of this city at the Planklntnn house tonight, f iv ers were laid for over 500 guests, He responded to the toast "Demoer.i y." Mr. Bryan discussed the democ.itlc theory of government as presente,! by Jetlerson. contrasting It with the ll.im- lltonian theory of centralization and in speaking or tne spheres of the nailon and the state took occasion to con demn the national Incorporation of railroads as proposed by the president, saying that, however honestly the nrcsi.lent Intended It, it was In the In terest of the railroads which desired Hot greater federal regulations, but to escape from stat regulation. lie discussed the trust, tariff and railroad questions. On the trust ques tion he favored the enforcement of the criminal laws against the trusts and the enactment of new laws, one to be known as the license system, to be ap plied lo corporations when they con trol as much Hs 23 per cent of the total output in their respective lines. A.-cordlng lo this system no one cor poration would he permitted to con trol more than Stt er cent of the to tal product. n the railroad question he ex pressed himself as In favor of more stringent regulation, that regulation to tske the form of legislation ascertain ing the present value of the railroads, preventing the watering of stock and reducing rates. He argued that a rea sonable rate would be a rate that would enable the rallroa'ls to maintain their stock at par when the road was honestly capitalised. He discussed the present money stringency, saying that It began with speculation In New York, but that It has extended owing to the timidity of depositors. He thought that this timidity was not Justified and that the banks of the west are solvent. He favored leg islation which by Increasing the secur ity of depositor would remove any unreasons tile fear. Mr. Brsn will leave Milwaukee early tomorrow for a week's tour of the state. making it possible to hold court dur ing me continuance of the special le gai noiniays. Attorneys here and In other parts of the state have urircd upon the governor this umcidment to ine cone providing he saw lit to call me extra session us many Important cases m connection with the trial of i. t.. ford are being held up on ac count or the special legal holidays. Tile statement of the governor an pears In the minds of leading bankers to make it certain that the governor nas not only decided to call the extra session, but that he also has deter mined to continue the special holidays i or u considérame time longer. PREDICT SPEEDY END OF INDIAN UPRISING timnha, Nov. 11. Latest advices received at the local army headquar ters from tht Thunder iiuttes ooun try. the scene of the Ute Indian trou bles, point to a speedy settlement. Colonel Frank West is still at While Horse with two squadrons of the Sec ond cavalry, but he i In constant communication with Major Sibley at Thunder Buttes by courier. White Hovse is the end of the telephone line that connects eastward with Cheyenne agency In the Missouri vallev, and Is about thirty miles from Thunder B l' ties. Supplies for the troops are beinir ferried across the Missouri river be tween Forest City ami Cheyenne agency. The river there Is about I.OWO feet In width, and the progress Is nec essarily very slow. FIVE LOSE LIVES III II FEDERATION OF LEGISLATURE DEATH DELAYS1: LABOR MEETS AT NORFOLK NOTABLE ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT GOMPERS Believes Industrial Peace Es sential to Progress, But Peace Must Be Ever Accom panied by Exact Justice. CONVENES IN LOUISIANA GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE, URGES NEEDED REFORMS Disastrous Early Morning Blaze in New Haven; Victims Caught on Upper Floors Suffocated. By Morning Journal Pperlal I-aad Wire. Xnv Ilnven. Nov. 12. Five persons at least lost their lives as a result of a fire in the Hotel (larde this morning, and several others were injured. The lire broke out shortly after 1 o'clock in the servants' quarters on the llfth floor of the north wing and here four persons were suffocated to death. An other man lost ills life by failing from rope which he was using as a esca pe. The fire was confined to the fifth floor, where it started. The damage, It Is thought, will be over 125,000, al though no estimule could he given. When the firemen mude their way to the fop floor they found four hod- is so charred as to be unrecognizable, wo of them in the room where It Is thought the lire started. One of the men was on his knees. At 2:55 this morning Coroner Mix gave mil. the list of dead as fur as he had the names, as follows: ISAAC LKAVIN, porter. JOltN ISAM. JACOB DUHIX. A l'olander, num.- not known. Ke, In Co. Burned Out. Harrisburg. pa., Nov. 1 1 The plant of Swift & Co., the packers, was com pletely destroyed by tire tonight, en tailing a loss of SlTiO.OOO. (By Morning Journal ftnerlal Leased Wire.) Norfolk. Va., Nov. 11. The first session of the American lvderatlon of Labor, which began Its twentv-sev- enih annual convention at the James town exposition today, was devoted to speech-making and the reading of reports. "A hen adjournment came to night President tlompers. Secretary Morrison and Treasurer Lennon had submitted their reports and a partial report of the credential schedule had been heard. In response to the addresses of welcome by (governor Hwanson and Kg posit Ion President Tucker. Mr. (Jumpers paid a tribute to Virginia and to the exposition, pointing to the fact that this Is the first exposition of this kind built entirely by organized labor. He confined his remarks chiefly to general matters, but to wards the end came tp labor princi ples, and safd: "I know of no organization that makes so little pretense of patriotism but in which true patriotism prevails to such an extent as in organized la bor. We want peace; we Icrve peace, nd are working for peace, and in the proportion that our working people are better organized we will secure peace. There Is a man chosen to boss the Job of taking the Atlantic fleet to the Pacific ocean, of whom I wish lo speak. That Is Fighting Bob Kvans, who said In connection with trans ferring the fleet, 'I don't know what lire may ne the result or mis cruise, i nave only one mission, ano ina, is in see that the fleet goes to the Pacific coast, and whether it is to be for fun or frolic or a fight, we will lie there." "It Is to that I want to refer and make the application to the labor movement. If ft is to be pence, if it is to be fun or If It Is to be a fight, we will be there. "I don't think there Is any man who loves peuce more Iban I do. I believe that Industrial peace Is essen tial to our progress, almost as essen tial us air and lungs to breathing ani mals, but the time Is past when the possessors of wealth, the employers of labor who consider themselves mas ters, can look down upon the labor ing man who stoops with bent shoul ders Hud accepts the orders of the master. "Labor today stands erect looking the whole world In the face, insisting upon equal treatment, equal opportun- Excessive Fees Paid Tax Col lectors Drain on State's Re sources; Corporation and Bank Regulation Asked For, IAN MURDERED BY I By Morning Journal ftpwiid Laae4 Wire. Baton Kouge, La., Nov. II. That the high fees Row paid Louisiana state tax collectors would nciiVly ray off the entire bonded debt of the slate In forty years was the leading point made In Governor Blunchard's message to the extra session of the general assembly convented today. Stale tax collec tions now cost 1343. MOO annually. The governor said that at Shtievcport, La., the state collector, on (161, vim collec tions, received IK, ON" In fees, w hile the cltv collector, for ideniical work, re ceived il.kOO. Ooveinor. Bliinchard proposed that state collcctois' fees be cut In two. Reform In tale banking methods was called for, the governor declar ing: "Under the present system the nub ile funds became a pawn to be played lor in the game of politics." Tho governor recommended that state money he plated in solvent banks In the state offering the high est compensation. Corporation regulation was touched upon In a general statement favoring that control by the state. Invcstlgat tion of port conditions ut New Or leans was recommended. Bills were Introduced In the senate today executing all the governor's recommendations. . Other bills intro duced prevent intrastate rebating, give the state railroad commission more power and prevent foreign corpora tions from carrying state suits to fed eral courla. BRADLEY SENSATIONAL MURDER CASE POSTPONED marvelous equilibrium, making the turn on even keel. Ihe aviation commission has been summoned to meet tomorrow when an , ifllcial attemnt will be made to win Ihe leuf ch-Archdecon prise of Ifl.flllU offered lo the avaltor who lirst completes a circular kilometer 111 the air. Nlrcl.xs Telephone In .crinan . Bel Mu, .Nov. 1 1 A German company is now telephoning wlrelessly from Nauen to various places In Germany 5(1 to 60 miles distant. One of the managers of the company said that conversation had been conducted with extreme clearness and precision. Brilliant Array of Legal Talent Engaged to Free the Alleged Slayer of Senator Brown; Insanity Plea Probable, Paris Mistical School Closed. Paris. Nov. II. - The officials of the University of Paris have ordered the medical school to be closed until Jan uary 1. on account of recent disorder- ! ly demonstrations of students aaalnst two provincial professors. califorWprivate bank closes doors WIFE IS CHARGE Mrs, Charlotte Phillips Faces Cniiit ArrnspH nf riillin.tr . . ,-W . , , J, Millionaire Cleveland Coal Operator. By Morning Journal Spxlal leasee1 Wlra. Cleveland, Nov. 11. "My brother lived In deadly fear of his wife." Clyde Phillips testified in the preliminary hearing before Justice Brown today, in which Mrs. Charlotte Phillips is accused of having killed her husband, John J. Phillips, millionaire coal op erator and broker, on the morning of September 2, at their Kast Cleveland; home. Clyde Phillips, who Is a younger brother of the murdered man. also testified that his brother once told him that his wife. Charlotte Phillips, had attempted to kill him with a beer bottle last summer, and after that he slept alone and with his bedroom door securely locked. The testimony caused s sensation in this unusual case, as this was the first of such evidence that has been heard, although there have been nevera! healings before the coroner. Iir. Charles I. lib hardson, who was called lo the Phillips home a few min utes before Phillips filed. sai.l tin found a h.rr bottle upon Ihe stair landing w here 'Phillips was supposed to have been shot. Ir. I'lchardsnn also toid of aslsti-ig Mrs. philliiw In changing Mr. Phillips' clothing and cleaning up the blood. The bearing will continue tomorrow. Justice or wrong Fully 600 members and delegates attended the opening serslon. Many men prominent In organised labor had seats on the stage, as did Gov ernor Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia: President George Tucker and other officials of the exposition company. At the afternoon session Mr. Gompers read his annual report, giving an elab orate resume of Ihe work of the or ganization during the past year. Secretary Frank Morrison read his annual report and also that of Treas urer J. I?. Lennon, which showed the organization to be In flourishing fin ancial cordl'lon. The committee on credentials held a session tonight In Norfolk and took up various subjects. s 1 " " Iisilbnll Plajcr Badly Hurl. San Francisco. Nov. 11 Ualph Butler, fullback for California. In the Interoollegiate game on .Saturday, lies In a Berkeley hospital In a very seri ous condition. He has two broken ribs and his kidneys are dangerously affected as the result of a kick re celved during the progresa of the game. Itfiflvcr I'or Virginia Bank. Norfolk. Va.. Nov. II. The peo ple's Bank of Portsmouth, which sus pended several dajs ago, went Into the hands of a receiver tonight on petition of directors who gave out a statement that the bank has been made Insolvent through the specula tions of the cashier. NAVY SCOURS PACIFIC COAST FOR RECRUITS Sensational Advertising Methods Adopte! I I 'III frew of Battle sill,, .Nebraska. Seattle, Wash., Nov the acule i-hoi lag. ... men at tho Pu get Sound navy yard and In the crew of the battleship Nebraska, soon to sail on her flnsl official trial trip, the navy department has been forced to adopt a novel advertising campaign, in charge of Ensign John Kodgers. a party of enlisted men with passed Assistant Surgeon Dunn, made a tour of the principal cities of the Pacific northwest in search of recruits. Kn sign Kodgers declares that the trip, Which WD, msHe otltv sfler u Hiieniiil ltle.1 and resenting any attempt at In- authority had been obtained from the HILL ROAD ORDERED TO REFUND EXCESS FREIGHT JUSTICE HAMPERED BY LEGAL HOLIDAYS California tsnrrsur lo Call Kxtra fvwtofi of I -rici-la I ore Ut ssdir KiMliit lrinVni. San Francisco. Nov. I!. Governor Gilletf arrived In th's city this evening I tice and aftr a short conference w ith bank ers and city officials stated that his de- ision regarding an ritii session of the legislature would he given before the end of the vrewnt week. The ex tra session, if called at all. wilt, ac cording to the governor's statement, he railed next week am the call will pr-M ele f'ssn amendment fo the c-l CiiinnsTir C"miiil-ln Hands pima IHvisfaiu Again! NoiilM-rti IVrlMc. Washington. Nov. II. In a d.-clslon of the Interstate Commerce commis sion handed down today by Commis sioner Clements It Is oidered that the tr-at Northern lUIIwny company pay to the Pennsylvania Stetl compan) is-parstion In the sum of $2. 43.1. for excessive and unreasonable , harges on a shipment of steel from Pittsburg to Seattle. It u held by the romm'sion that the rule of regulation of the defend ant company, whereby freight charges were collected on a higher minimum ding requirements than the prae- the carriers governed by the GARS COLLIDE DENSE FOG Forty Men, Women and Chil dren Huit in Trolley Crash in Seattle. secretary of the navy, resulted In breaking all naval records for enlist ing men. This was done at Port land, where sixty recruits were signed within one week. In every city visited, Knsign Kod gers placed In public places huge banners, lettered in flaming red, ad vertising for men, including firemen, machinists and aide seamen. The re cruits were sent to the l'ugel eiound navy yard. Oakland (alls It Off. Oakland, Cal.. Nov. 11. By a vote of 11)9 to 35, local No. 35, Comemriial Telegraphers of America, voted last night to call off the strike. NO SICK SOLDIERS MAY BOARD OUTBOUND SHIPS Washington, Nov. 11. Hereafter when troops are ordered to prepare for service beyond the eea, company commanders and medical officers will be directed to see that those who have any infectious or contagious diseases are reported for discharge or transfer to other commands. Persons so af fected will not be taken on transports. All troops en route for the Philippines or Cuba will before their departure be required to provide themselves with certificates showing that they have been Inspected and are protected agulnst smallpox. AMERICAN MINING CONGRESS IN SESSION I By Morning Journal a peels I la4 Wire.) Washington, Nov. 11. On account of the death of Judge McComas, of the District of Columbia court of appeals, thu case of Mrs. Anna Bradley, charged with the murder of former Senator Brown, of Utah., was post poned until Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. George P. Hoover, the Washington attorney who has been retained in de fense of Mis. Bradley, Is responsible for thu assertion thai in. nial Irre sponsibility will be pleaded In her be lla If. Mrs. Bradley, If well enough, will go on the stand and tell her tra gic life story to the Jury. Five wit nesses from Utah and other wiwtern states have been summoned. One of these is Judge Henderson, former law partner of the late Senator Brown, who dissolved partnership with the senator because of Ills alleged un speakable cruelty lo Mi's. Bradley. The Kev. David Utter, pastor of Unity church, Denver, a Iriend and co-woi k cr of Mrs. Bradley and who was also intimately acquainted with Senator Brown's family, will give It us his opinion that Mrs. Bradley was Insane when she killed Brown. Testimony and depositions to this effect will also be given by many other west, i n w it nesses. It Is possible that letters aliened to be now 111 the possession of the au thorities, written by Mrs. Anua C. Adams, mother of Maud Adams, the actress, to Senator Brown, will be in troduced. Mrs. Adams and the sen ator were personal friends for years, and It in Intimated that Mrs. Bradley was Insanely Jealous because of Hie letters that passed between them. Although Mrs. Bradley is penniless and there will be no millions available lor the defense, she will not lack com petent legal assistance. Six attorneys will appear for the broken little piis- II. Because o I "tier, headed by Judge Orlando W. Powers, or Salt Lake City. Judge Powers Is famous as a pleader, as re nowned in Utah and the lulermotintain district as Delphln Iiclmaa is on the Paiillc coast. For months Mrs. Bradlcv lias been planning her defense, fully realizing th Importance uf the case In which she is Involved. One of her decisions la peculiarly feminine. In that she has informed her attorneys that there must be no curly-headed men on the Jury thut will decide her fate. "I detest cutiy-headed men," de clares Mrs. Bradley. "Such a ,man Is never broadmlnded or liberal In his views. There are at range little curls In his nature as well as In his hair that make him unreliable. Women should be all curls and curves, but men should be built on straight lines." Mrs. Bradley continued: "I should like the Jury made up of men who have loved some one woman strongly and deeply who have known the heights and depths of the grand pas sion. I should like a Jury of rellned men. those who know and !ove poetry. They would understand my madness, for they would know that all men and some women kill the thing they love." That the love that existed between Senator Brown and Mis. Bradley was poetical and beautiful, even though enveloped In shadow and unsanctifled by law or religion, there Is no doubt. That Senator Brown openly boasted of his love for the fair little woman, thel mother of two children whom he at times admitted as his own, and that Mrs. Bradley loved him with all the Intensity of a woman's heart Is shown In the hundreds of letters which passed between them, and which will be Introduced In evidence at the trial. In his will Senator Bradley denied that either of Airs. Bradley's children were his, and stated. "I have never married Anna M. Bradley and never Intend to." This document was tiled four months before the senator's death, and by It he bequeathed all his nronertv. valued at about s;r,fmO, to his two children by his llrsl and sec ond wives. In his letters to Mrs. Bradley, which will no doubt produce a sensation at the trial. Brown acknowledges thei paternity of ihe two children whom I 1 I The bank Suns, of this today. ami u out that the Ventura. Cul., Nov. of Kdwar.l Collins & city, rinsed Its doors statement whs given bank Is taking advantage of the day-to-day holiday. The bmik of Collins ! Sons lots long been considered one ; of the most substantial Institutions of this country, it has deposits of over I iOIU.MiHI from the farmers and busi ness men of this section, but its as sets fur exceed this amount. The Im mediate causes of the suspension are the fact that ready money was not ob tainable, the I mi t'l Illy of the farmers to sell their crops and the bank's in ability to secure aid from Its corre spondents In San Francisco and other cities. The Collins bank was estab lish, -d more than twenty years ago. D. KdHiird Collins, of tile California bank of Oakland. Is Its president, and J. S. Collins, of this city, Is cashier. UNITED STATES EXPRESSCO ALARIO AN D GRIEGOS AGE INDICTED FOR PERJURY SOMETHING DOING EVERY MINUTE IN SANTA FE Federal Grand Jury Adjourns After Productive Session to Meet Aftain on November Twenty-sixth. Special tll'Dslon ta ths Morning J.ejrnsl.l Snnta Fe. .V M., Nov. 11. Justice of the Peace Kicardo Alarld and ilraml Juror (Iregorlo llricgo were to day Indicted by the federal grand Jury In session here for perjury. The al leged offense was In connection with their trial before Judge McFle on the charge of contempt for attempting t' Influence members of the grand Jury which returned indictments recently against the Phelps-Dodge company and nineteen other Individuals for al leged land frauds In San Juan cuunty Alarld and Orlego, It will lie ro called, were sentenced a few days a i by the court to Imprisonment and .in" respectively, for the attempt at Jury fixing, sworn to by a number of mem hers of the grand Jury, who te-ti'.'.ri that they had been approached by Ih. men while Indictments were pending The defendants denied speclflcaiy ail the allegations. The grand Jury adjourned today after a session which has been pro ductive of some of the most I u teres lug sensations of the caon. The Jury, however, adjourned to meet again November üt. when further de velopments are looked for. MYSTERY SHROUDS THEBAUD TRAGEDY Injured Hoy Ite,oveM Con-siousmss; 81 ill ill No Condition for (JucsUoulng. Mrsl Day Derolrd I Inspect Ion Zinc liclds In Vicinity of .loplln. of I fly Mañana J warn al Mutal I sang Wtra 1 Resille. Nov. 11 Forty men. women and hildren were Injured, twenty-six of them quite seriously. In a streit far accident today thin two speeding cars crashed Into eat h other In a dens fog. Itoth ara were smashed up and ii per cent of the passengers injured. The ae. Merit was due to the foolhardy attempt of the conductor and motorman of the car endeavoring to steal a switch on an outlKiund car. The track ran over n trestle above the tide fist and the f-.g made it Impos sible for the men In charge of the cars to see each other until within a few feet distant. The dutches nar rowly escaped toppling over Into the deep water. Several of Ihe victims master car builders association niwimiy die. among them Motorman H. T. would permit it. was unreasons ble ano I Huffine. the man who attempted to unjust. This rule having Joplln. Mo., Nov. II. The first day I of the American mining congress was devoted to the reception of delegates and a side trip to Oilena. Kas.. where a banquet was spread t noon A number of valuable producing mines In the western part of the district was inspected. A parly of ISO msde the trip In automobiles, v lolling Badger. Baxter Springs and other camps. A large number made the trip to (Ja len on the electric cars. . President II. J. Kichards. of Boise.! Idaho, and Secretary J. F. Calbreath. of Denver, made Informal resM,uses to the greetings extended by tiovernor Folk and Mayor (Kls.rn. been modi fled subsequent to the movement of the shipments In question no order Is made in regard thereto, except that as to the reparation which the railroad (omnsny ordered to pay by Imim-Im-t l neht. steal the switch. I The place where the -cldent oc Icurred la several miles fnm Seattle, ion a single track line, and the Injured I were without medical attention or jeflmrif l. ni aid until a ew-,sl relief ,-ar arrived. POLITICIANS INTERESTED IN SUPREME COURT SUIT flight la Sulk-It aniMJg Oxilrlbn tiofM lnxdv.il In I at fnail It-xas. be disowned in his will. Among tne statements made In these letters are the following: "Take care of our little Arthur Brown." "I am determined more than ever that we shall soon lie before Ihe world all thai we are to each other" "I am still deterin'iod to go through life with you." "I think only I of the duly I owe you of the wrong I have done you and oins" "When I look bsekward 1 see the different man I would be had I married vou In earlv youth." "I hereby acknowledge Arthur Brown and Mark .Montgomery Brown lo be my .hildren by Anna M l Itri.dlev." is contained in a signed j statement given by Hi own to Mrs. t Bradley In May, l!v.i. All of Brown letters abound In oressions of en dearment, and he often addressed Mrs. Bradley as "my wife." New York, Nov. 11. Paul O. Tho baud, Jr., the seventeen-year-old boy w ho was shot and seriously Injured at his father'! country home near here yesterday, recovered consciousness to night. Ha wna In no condition to he questioned regarding the crime. The physicians who are constantly at his bedside refuse to allow ven the mem bers of his family to ace him, and say It may bo several days before he will be In a condition to tell his story. The examination of the belongings of John Bjorlln, Ihe butler who shot ouhg Thebaud and then killed him self, was made by the coroner today, but no Information regarding the but ler's relatives was disclosed. An ac quaintance of lifoiiln Informed the coroner that Ihe butler had a brother who conducted a harness simp at Stockholm, Sweden. Memorandums found In BJoiiln's trunk showed that up to a short lime ago be owned slock with a par value of S13.oui. hot the slock certificates were not found, nor was there any record of what bad be come of them. Nothing was discover ed that would serve to .ie..r up the ni) stcry ,ut rounding Hie tragedy. PECULIAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS SELF PERPETUATING No Meeting of Stockholders Since' 1 862; Company Ques tions Right of State to Look. Into Its Affairs. (Br Morning auuraul gperlal l-eased WIrs Albany, N. V., Nov. 11. Allert Boardman, representing the United States Kxpress company before the public service commission in the sec ond district today, questioned the right of the legislature to regulate the powers of the seven directors of the (ompany, a Joint stock corporation. He contended that the duties of the bourd were prescribed In the. articles of the association. Attorneys for the petll loners sabl the hoard of directors of the express company was a self-perpetuating body; that no meeting of stockholders had been held since IXK'i. and that although the board of directors had been requested by a majority of the shareholders to call a meeting of tho shareholders for the election of di rectors, it refused to do so: that the United States Kxpress company is controlled by the Adams and Amer ican Kxpress companies, and that neither one of the last two companies has bud a meeting of stockholders III jeurs for the purpose of electing of-icei-s Mr. Kramer ulso brought out thut the following seven directors of tho United States Kxpress company are being paid 1.1.6110 a year for serving as directors: liiltej Stales Senator T. C. Piatt, who Is also president, receiv ing un annual salary of I a 5. into. 11, Crosby, vice president and aecreliiry, at an annual salary of t-U.Outl; K. T. Plall. treasurer, for which he receives annually 1 5.IMI0 : V. 11. Phut, who Im also counsel to the company; Frank U Stetson, U C. Wuir and J. C. Fargo. Chairman Stevens referred to one section of ihe articles of the associa tion which provides that no directors of the United Status Kxpress com pany shall be Interested in a rival company. It was admitted by Mr. Hoarduian that Messrs. Fargo and Weir are officers of the American and Adams compontes, rvspcctiviiy. and hold Jointly ÍU.dnO shares ut stock of the United States Kxpress company. Mr. Bourdman sai,d that all three companies had a community of Inter est and Insisted that unless these con ditions existed the slock of the United States Kxpress company and the oth er express companies would bo al most wort h less. It also developed I hat according to the articles of association no transfer of stock could be made without Ihe consent of the directors, and that the board bad the right to dissolve the association If It saw fit. LATINS STRIVE TO ii ABOLISH WAR Three Central American Presi dents Arrive at Understand ing for Amicable Settlement of Differences. , RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT TO CONVENE THURSDAY By Mnrnlng Journal Npaelal ltr MireJ Washington. Nov. II. Official an nouncement was made today that an understanding baa been reached be tween the presidents of the republics of Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, as a result of which questions at Issue have been adjusted and cordial rela tions have been established between those countries. The announcement was given out at the state department tonight In tele graph correspondence between Presi dent Flguero. of Salvador, and Presi dent Itoosevelt. President Figtiero in telegram staled that an agreement had leen brought about at a confer ence lielil at thu port oi Aiupaia, Hon duras, on Kovcmber H. la tween the presidents of the republics of Salva dor, Honduras and Nicaragua. In acknowledging Ihe r ''pi r Pre ill. lit Figiiero's telegram President Boos, veil cini'cNcs gralllleutlon at the Hítenme and hopes thai this circum stance may be the prelude to a cordial agreement between the live Centra! American republics at the conference about to lie held in tills city, "by which future misunderstanding may be SM-lied Jind the Welfare an. I peace of the several republics be permanent Iv as-ured." ! SOUTH DAKOTA GOLD PRODUCTION DECREASES i Washington. Nov. II. Attorney Oeneral Hons parte today entered a motion In the supreme court of the United State, for the advancement on the docket of the case of the United State vs. Kdward Thayer. Involving the right to solicit campaign contribu tions Thayer Is a member of the republican state committee of Texan. and Is charged with an effort to se cure help in a local election from a deputy collector of Internal revenue. cntrsry lo ihe civil service laws St. Petersburg. No. II Prepara tions have been complete,! for Ihe re opening of the third Russian psrlla nient November 14. The .urrent re ports that Kmperor Nicholas would come to SI. I'etersboi g and receive the delegates personally st the winter p lace, ms on the . oim.csilon of the first parliament, are devoid of foun dation, premier Stolvnln and the cabinet members will he present. The prospects of the co-operation of Ihe i n toberlsts and constitutional democrats on a moderate liberal pro giam are tej.il imptoving Both parties, however, reject the idea of fusion. At the eon-til ut ioiisl democratic congress al Helsingfors. wbtih was dominated bv the moderates. It was " decided to sheBe all demands for ex- Paris. Xov. II Heniy Firman this! treme reforms which would prodoce flern.e.n mi, . essfullv accomplished a break between the parties The the feat of flving a kilometer with his ' moderates will support the measures aeroplane and retornlng to the point I proponed by the Uctoberlsts or Ihe of depártale. Th machine was un- I ministry h:,v log Ihe same general ten der perfect .oi.trol and displayed ileie v as their program. ANNA GOULD DENIES SHE'S ENGAGED TO WED Paiis. Nov. II - Madame Atitia Mould i.mIhv authorised the Associated Press lo deny the reports 'list be is 1 engaged to be married lo Prince llene de Sagall or to snvbodv else. SUCCESSFUL FLYING MACHINE TEST IN PARIS' Pleire. S D. Nov. l. Without iv!m; -i".iiic ñaures Sta'e Mine In spector Tteweek. In his SniltlMl rcxrt to I lie governor, places the gold pro duction of Sooth !akota at l.ioi.i.i'CU bs than for last vear. Mas Factories Itchier Output. M irlbocough. Miss., Nov II. The 2 too rmphivcs of three shoe factories of lílo 1 1 ut.ii i nsi were notified to night that a half time schedule ot work would be Inaugurated tomorrow and will continue for an Indefinite pe ri..' Charles W. Curtis, resilient man ager of the company, said that re duction Is made necessary by market conditions and uncertainty regarding the future. st.s k I'.x.iwrige Staa IIiimiI. Nee- Orleans, Nov. II The Louis iana stock exchange today decided to remain closed for the week. This was jt the request of the clearinjr, house.