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ALBUQUERQUE MOBNING JOUBNAL
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXIX. No. 61. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1911 Br Mall ota. m Month I ilact OopW-i, I Br Carrier, 60 cents a Month. DLVERIDGE VICTIM i OFCLEVER BIT OF HAZING IN THE SENATE Colleagues Loath to Allow Gentleman From Indiana a Chance to Bask in Limelight as Sponsor for Tariff Board, NIGHT SESSION WASTED IN SEMI-JOCULAR DEBATE n 1 1 Republican and Democrat Alike Refuse to Take Seriously Hoosier's Eleventh Hour Assumption of Leadership. (Bj Morning Journal Special Leased Wlra Washington, March 1. When Sen ator Beverldge movtd at tonight's session of the senate to proceed with consideration of the bill to create a permanent tariff board, thus Indicat ing that control of th- measure ha8 passed from Senator Lodge to a sen ator who is not on the committee there followed as clever a bit of hal lux as wa ver witnessed in the sen ate chamber. Beginning with soma facetltlou comments by Senator Stone of Mis souri, the situation became serious when Senator Money of Mississippi, the minority leader, demanded an ex planation. Finally he moved to re commit the bill to ths committee on finance, in the hope, as he said, of clarifying the situation. This motion failed by a vote of 22 to 61. Before this action was taken, Sen ator Beverldge and Lodge endeavored to explain their positions. The In diana senator said he had been inter ested In the question of creating a permanent tariff board for many years. Senator Lodge, with reluc tance confessed the surrendering of .the conduct of the bill to Senator Beverldgo had been part of the agreement of yesterday by which the senate fixed a tlmo to vote on .the Lorlmer case and made the tariff board bill the unfinished business. According-to Mr. ttonc, It has been the upbroken practice of the senate that when a bill Is reported from a committee, some member of that committee shall take charge of it. He called attention to the fact that the matter had been reported by S 'lintor Lodge, who had suddenly disappeared and Mr. Stone demanded to know whether he had disappeared willingly or unwillingly. He said that when the bill was given to him to report, It was his right and duty to maintain charge of it. He wanted to know whether there was no republican member who favored the measure or whether It had been reported reluctantly by a member of the. committee who chose later to abandon It. Finally Mr. Stone addressed Mr. Hale of Maine and asked him If he could solve the riddle. "I am In a condition of surprise," said Mr. Hale. "I supposed that the semiir from Massachusetts was In charge of the bill, and I should like to know by what process of lexer demaln he was ousted from the con trol and management of It." Continuing, Mr. Hale said he did not think even his "modest friend from Indiana would assume to take the leadership." Proceeding in this vein, Mr. Hale kept the senate convulsed with laughter while Senators Beverldge and Lodge remained In their seats evidently much i embnrrassd. At th;s Juncture, Senator Owen arose. "1 would like to know," he said, "whether this Interesting colloquy is a conspiracy?" "It is a conspiracy that results from two serious and honest minds running in the same direction," re sponded Mr. Hale, "Isn't It an attempt to uncover a conspiracy?" asked Mr. Money. Resuming his discussion, Mr. Hale again asked by what transformation Senator Lodge had been ousted. He wanted to know If the senator from Massachusetts had been left dunling In the air. "If he has," the senator suld, "then the senator from Indiana was the proper man, perhaps, to lake charge of the measure. vl am very anxious to know all about It," he declared, and, address ing Mr. Stone, asked If h.?, too, was not anxious. "Is this bill a foundling which had no one to care for it, and was it at last laid Ht the doorstep of the sen ator from Indiana?" asked Mr. Hale. "This bill came from the houso. Its paternity is of unquestioned re spectability," declared Senator own. It was at this point that Senator Money said the question was a seri ous one, He said the proceeding was most disorderly and that there had been some Irregularity which he could not understand, by which the bill had passed from the control of a member of the committee on finance to the possession of the chairman on territories. He demanded to know whether the transfer was by agree ment. "It Is not a laughing matter," said Senator Money. "Kacetlousness Is one of the vices of this age. Some people can't talk upon a question without '.rylng to be funny." Up to this time continuous laughter had greeted the different speakers, but at the admonition of Mr. Money the risibilities of the senators were curbed. He expressed the opinion that the transfer of the management '. not be He called upon Senator of tl. .o explained. Beveridge. "For four years I have been trying to secure the enactment of a measure such as this," explained Senator Beverldge. He spoke with consider able emotion, saying he had taken charge of the measure only after Senator Lodge had agreed to that course. "It would make no difference If the senator from Indiana had been press ing similar legislation for 104 years instead of four years," responded Mr. Money. "No authority exists on that Bide of the house for the transfer of the conduct of this bill to a senator not a member of the committee which gave the control to the senator from Massachusetts. There Is something rotten In the state of Denmark or dead as the saying goes. Let's be frank about this matter." He then moved to recommit the I bill. Several senators protested against recommittal. Senator Penrose tried to have the bill laid aside and consid eration given to the postoffice bill. Mr. Beveridge would not consent to this, and Msssrs. Lodge and McCum ber expostulated that it was not true that all members of the finance com mittee were opposed to the tariff record board bill. They said they were heartily for it. Finally Mr. Lodge said: "I came to the conclusion that In standing aside and giving control of this bill to another It would help along an agreement on the Lorlmer case and this measure." "I feel like a woman trying to Pick a cork out of a bottle with a hairpin Getting It little by little," retorted Mr. Money. ' He said that unless he could get the whole truth as to the log rolling In the secret agreement by which the transfer was made, he must insist up on his motion to recommit. The vote was then taken. Mr. Money thn moved an amend, ment to make the commission a con gressional body instead of a perma nent commission to be appointed by the president. The amendment was rejected 23 to 48. In supporting the amendment, Mr. Bailey of Texas said he was opposed to a presidential commission " that would secure Information which would not be available to members of the house or senate' except by order of congress. Mr. Bailey sought to have stricken from the bill the section that empowers the commission to inspect the books of corporations or associa tions and provides for the submission to congress of refusals to produce hooks- or papers dimunded by the commission. Senator Bailey, whil speaking, saw a smile nit over the face of one of the friends of the tariff board meas ure when he suggested that It would be well to leave the matter to the Incoming democratic congress. "The smile of the senator on the other side," ho said, "would seem to Indicate that he Judged from my statement that I purposed to Mill buster agatiiHt this bill. I do not so Intend. Filibustering Is but a low rorm or opposition, it requires no brains; all it requires is endurance. Seven senators with endurance and no brains can defeat by ftlllbustering the will of eighty-five with brains and no endurance Again disclaiming any Intention to filibuster, Senator Bailey closed his dlseusston and the ayes and noes on his amendment showed Its defeat, z.) to 37. The senate, at 1:35 a. m took a ro- cess until 11 o'clock. HiMIlM Bill! Washington, March 1. The house today gave its formal approval to the constitution of New Mexico, ad vancing that territory another step toward statehood. The constitution of 'Arizona has not yet reached Washington and cannot be acted on until the next session of congress. In the debate the statement was freely made that President Taft might not approve the Arizona constitu tion because of the recall provision in reference to the ju diciary. Representative James of Kentucky called attention to the fact that the committee on territories had handed down the precedent in its report on New Mexico that con gress has no right to disapprove a constitution of a new state if that is shown to be the will of the people at a fairly conducted election; it is republican in form and if it conforms to the enabling act. Mr. James said this precedent should stand and that under it neither congress nor the president would t have the right to disapprove the Arizona constitution. 10 I RETAINS MURPHY BLOCKS MAGAZINE EDITORS SETTLEMENT AT ALBANY BELIEVED MEASURE WILL PASS TODAY Washington, March 2. Although the bill to create a permanent tariff board was kept before the senate from early last evening until 1:35 o'clock thlg morning, no vote was had on It, nor was any time fixed for voting. The opposition came entirely from democratic senators who protested they were not conducting a filibuster, but needed time for a caucus to de fine their position on the measure. Senator Beverldge, txho had charge of the bill, questioned the democrats closely as to their Intentions and drew from them statements that they could not promise, but believed there would be no attempt to obstruct a vote If they were permitted to go to their homes and get a night's rest. After Mr. Beverldge had snld he was willing to accept the statements of the democrats he moved to ad journ. Mr. La Follette of Wisconsin de manded a roll call on the motion. Practically all of Senator Bevcr Idge's colleagues voted against ad journment, but he received the sup port of the democrats and the motion carried, 26 to 24. The senate will re sume consideration of the measure soon after it meets at 11 o'clock to day, and republican leaders con fidently expect that It will pass. NAVAL APPItOPIUATIOV Bil l. REPORTED T SENATE Washington, March 1. The naval appropriation bill was reported to the senate today. The naval program as amended Includes two first class bat tleships, a submarine tender and two gunboats. The bill appropriates $126,400,838, an Increase of $1,190, 700 over the amount fixed by the house. Under an amendment adopted to day, the eight hour law will apply only to the construction of the battle ships. An unsuccessful effort was made to have It extend ty the entire construction program. The senate retained the provision of the house bill declaring that no part of the appropriations for the building of battleships be paid to any concern which operates hs a combina tion in restraint of trade, This pro vision Is directed it the steel trust. Lawyers In the senate say It will be Ineffective as the navy department cannot discriminate against any con cern until the courts have declared what concerns are a part of the so" called steel trusti GOVERNOR DIX HOPES TO BREAK DEADLOCK Tammany Chieftain Opposes Efforts Toward Another Cau cus to Select Candidate for Senate From New York, GIVEN CHILLY RECEPTION llf Mnrnlo Junrnal Speetnl Lwh Wire) Albanv, N. Y.. March 1. Governor DIx tonight expressed the hope that a settlement of the senatorial deadlock might be reached within a week through a conference of the dumo- cratlc legislators. It Is known the governor would like to see such a conference develop Into a caucus to select a man agree. able to regulars und Insurgents, but whether 1t will be called this week Is said to depend largely upon the wishes of Charles F. Murphy. Mr. Murphy Is suid nut to favor another caucus at this time. Martin W. Littleton .Jumped to second place In the llbt of democratic senatorial candidates at today's Joint ballot, but aside from the shifting In surgent votes, there was no change. LITTIJETOX RECEIVES N OXC'OM l IT A L A XSW EI t Washington, March 1. Represent ative Martin W. Littleton of Nev York today made public the answer he received 'from Charles F. Murphy In response to his letter to the Tam many leader on the senatorial situa tion. Mr. Littleton asked Mr. Mu'.iliy to take lils hands off the situation i.t Albany. Mr. Murphy had refused to make the answer public but had intlmuted that Mr. Littleton might have the hardihood to assume the responsibili ty for Its publication. He has and here it Is, as read by- Mr. Littleton: "Honorable Martin W. Littleton: "Dear Sir: 1 beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 27th Inst. "Yours very truly, (Signed) " Charles F. Murphy." LAST DAY KOIl ELECTION Ol' SENATOR IN MONTANA Helena, Mont., March 1. Unless the deadlock Is broken tomorrow, Montana will be but half represented In the federal senate for the next two years. Tomorrow night at midnight the session expires by limitation and although democratic leaders are hopeful that an agreement may be reached which will result In the elec tion of a compromise candidate there Is nothing on the surface to Indicate Important breaks In the alignment of the forces on either side. Five ballots taken today were de void of significance. t AVIATION FLIGHTS ON WAR STIRRED BORDER Laredo, Tex., March 1. Four flights were made toilay by the avia tion corps of the United States army under the direction of Lieutenant U. I). Foulols. thi first of a series of ex periments to be conducted along the border. On one (light, a photographer, taken si a passenger, took several pictures,. TAFT DETERMINED TO RAiSr POSTAL. flATE Tells Delegation That Adver tisements Reflecting on Atti tude of Administration Lack Basis of Common Sense. (By Morning Journal Special LmkI Wire) Washington, March 1. Magazine editors and publishers from various purts of the country called on Presl dent Taft today to urge further In qulry Into the postal rates these pub lications hhould pay, Ths president welcomed the visit of the publishers whose spokesman was T. J. Zimitier man, editor of System, and in answer ing them, said that as long as he was In office, he was "going to bring about a proper adjustment" of mat- szinc rates. "You may be abla to defeat the present proposal," the president told them. "These things are frequently capable of defeat for a time, but as long as I have any power I am golnar to recommend til) consideration of this question until It Is settled. It is not in the slightest spirit of hostility to the magazines that I have made this recommendation, but because I am responsible for the government of thj United States and thu admlniatra lion of It." Although the president told them in response to their request for an In vestlatlon that the government had spent $250,00" since his recommenda tion nearly two yean ago In regard to this matter, It Is understood, al though he did not tell the publishers so, that he would be willing to see a further investigation providing the amendment Increasing the magaslne postal rules docs not pass at this time, "Delay is always a victory for thoao who are seeking to avoid a payment of what is due to the government," the president said. "Certainly the adoption of the present amendment will only fix an additional charge for one year, but It will secure attention from the mag azines and bring about adjustment. "There have been suggestions In those friendly advertisements, that I have seen covering whole pages, that the motive of Mr. Hitchcock and my self is to get even with somebody. Well, a man who has ordinary com mon sense does not seek the hostility and tile continued hostility of an In terest as powerful as the magaslnes. He only goes into a fight of this kind from u sense of duty." ALLEGED MAIL THIEF SEIZED AT EL PASO El Taso. Tex., March 1. Charles Hulls, alias Charles Williams, wanted In San Francisco on a' charge of stealing two sacks of .mall from a ferryboat plying between that city and Oakland, was arrested here this afternoon. The San Francisco post office Inspector has been here several days working " the case. The arrest was made by Deputy United States Marshal J. .H. Rugera, at the Juares race track. SEAT IN UNITED STATES SENATE ESCAPES EXPULSION BY NARROW MARGIN Final Vote Forty-Six to Forty; Party Lines Lost in Effort to Prove Corruption in Election, Bj Morning Journal Rpeelal f4 Wlrs Washington, March 1. William Lorimer retained his seat In the Uni ted States senate. By a vote of 46 to 40, that body today defeated the reso lutlon Introduced by Senator Dover ldge declaring that the Junior senator from Illinois had not legally been elected. The end to the case came shortly after 1:30 o'clock. Promptly at that hour, the vice president called for a vote on the resolution. The agree ment entered Into by the members yesterday called for the shutting off of all debate at that hour. Senator La Follette had the floor at the time and the rap of the gavel forced him to an abrupt termination of his antl-Lorlmer speech. Upon the conclusion of the roll cull and the announcement of the result applause was heard from the galler ies, while on the floor Senator Lorl- mer's friends hastened to tender their congratulations. Following Is the vote on the Beverldge resolution for the expul sion of Senator Lorlmer: Republicans Against I.orliner. Beverldge, Borah, Bourne, BrlBtow, Brown, Burkett, Burton, Clapp, Crawford, Cummins, Dixon, Gronna, Jones, La Follette, Lodge, Nelson, Page, Root, Smith of Michigan, Sutherland, Warner and Young. 22. Democrats AguliiHt Iorlnicr. Bacon, Chamberlain, Clarice o'f Ar kanaas, Culberson, Davis, Gore, Mar tin, Money, Newlands, Overman, Owen, Percy, Rnynor, Shlvely, Smith of South Carolina, Stone, Swunson, Taylor. 18, Ilepubllcans for Lordlier. Bradley, Brandegee, Brings, Bulk ley, Uurnham, Burrows, Carter, Clark of Wyoming. Crane, ' irufiotn; CUrtrs, Depew, Dick, Dillingham, DuPotit, Flint, Frye, Ualilngcr, Gamble, dug genhelm, Hale, Heyburn, Keun, Mc Cumber, Nixon, Oliver, Penrose, Per kins, Piles, Richardson, Scott, Bmoot, Stevens, Warren and Wetmore. -35 Democrats for Lorlmw. Bailey, Bankhead, Fletcher, Foster Johnston, Paynter, Simmons, Smith of Maryland, Thornton, Tillman Watson. 11. For Lorlmer, 46. Against Lorlmer, 40. Senators Aldrlch, Fraxler and Ter- rill were absent when the the vote wag taken a was also Senator Lol l mer. Senator Tallferro wus In hli seat when the vote was taken but failed to respond to his name. Sena tor Cullom, Lorlmer's colleague from Illinois, voted with the majority. His vote had been claimed by the oppon ents of Senator Lorlmer. EXPLOSION EMPTIES CROWDED TENEMENTS at Seattle can reach China with sup plies. In a statement Issued by the state department today hope was expressed that the American public would make a generous response to the appeal for funds by the American National Red Cross. The Bed Cross today cabled $1,000 to Mr. Wilder making a total of $23, 000 which the society has disbursed, $16,000 having been cabled directly to the stricken districts and $7,000 hav ing been spent for supplies for the Buford. HEYBURN FOREST SERVICE Idaho Man Seeks to Have Four Million Dollars Stricken From Appropriation for Its Support, New York, March 1. The explo lon of a dynamite bomb early this morning caused a panic among the tenants of a five-story tenement In Kust Flrty-flfth street, scores of whom swarmed to the street In their night clothes. Hundreds of windows were shattered and the detonation shook the building to Its foundation. A dynamite bomb was exploded lu front of the building In the same manner three months ago. ORAL ARGUMENTS IN GRAIN RATE HEARING Washington, March 1. Oral argu- menti were heard today by the Inter- tate commerce commission In the matter of general freight rates from points In South Dakota to the Twin itles, Superior, Dultith and Chicago. Arguments also were heard as to the reasonableness of existing rates n grain from northwestern points to Omaha. It Is unlikely that the cases will be ecided for Severn I weeks. LAST OF SMUGGLER BAND IS CAPTURED IIIkIoiIo ToiiiIiMonc (ironing Homo. Washlngtou, March 1. Population statistics of the thirteenth census an nounced today Included: Tombstone, Arts., 1910, 1,582; 1900, 646. Salt Lake City, Utah, March 1. William Saunders, said by the federal officers to be the last of a band of five negro opium smugglers at large, was arrested here today by Revenue Inspector J. O. Allard. Saunders had n his pnssessloon opium worth $300. The other members of the gang are In Jail at Denver and El Paso, Texas Br Morning Journal Rpwlsl lsw4 Wire) Wslilngton, March 1. Senator Hey burn of Idaho, tonight made a futile attempt In the senate to reduce the annual expenditures for the mainten ance of national forest reserves from more than five million dollars to one million dollars, by Introducing an amendment to the agricultural Mil and brought down on his head the wrath of friends of the forest service, who said he was trying to kill a set tled policy of the government. The question arose In connection with the consideration of the agricul tural appropriation bill. The amend ment was defeated 50 to 19. This amendment comes from an open, frank and avowed enemy of the forest policy of the United States, ve hemently declared Senator Hoot of New York. "Upon the proposal of a single enemy of a settled policy of the government we are asked to take this step. There has been no report of a committee in support of It, It comes without recommendation and I protest against It." Several senators said they thought the forest service was too costly and that the appropriations ought to be reduced, but that the amendment of fered by Mr. Heyburn went too far. Among these were Messrs. Borah of Idaho end Oalllnger of New Hamp shire. To these suggestions Mr. Heyburn said he proposed to follow the amend ment with another proposition which, If adopted, would eliminate at least a third of the forest reserves. Reference was made hy Senator Flint of t'.illf.rnla,. to the dltroi forest fires of )Hst year. He sal the appropriation ought to be In creased so that the secretary of agrl culture might go on building tr.;ill and fire breaks. Attention also was directed to th fact that It costs more than two mil lion dollars to pay salaries and rentals In the city of Washington for the forest service. Mr. Heyburn said the Washington expense was wasted unless It was pro posed to fight fires by wireless tele graph, which he said would be Just a feasible ns some of the methods that have been used. He thought the one million dollars he proposed to have expended would he sufficient for the building of trails. Mr. Heyburn said that In one way and another, congress in appropriat ing almost $8,000,000 annually for the protection of the forests. He charged the foresters with using the reserves for their own benefit. He alleged that they profit by col letting bounties for killing wild nnl nuilg. "They create the reserves, prevent others from hunting, kill the game themselves, and colled from the state. They have a private snap," he said. Senator Clark of . Wyoming de nounced the forestry system In warm terms and In doing so he warned the eastern senators that the time would come when they would rue the day they had procured the establishment of reserves In the White mountains and the southern Appalachians He said the western people had been forced to accept the reserves against their wills, with the result that they were prevented from devel oping the resources of the country. Mr. Overman of North Carolina made some Inquiries concerning the national nurseries. Replying Senator Nelson undertook to tell nbotit the forestry nurseries in Alaska and elicited a buret of laughter by relat ing that when he was a boy he had worked In a nursery, where he said, "we did a little grafting." In this same connection Mr. Hey burn said the tree seeds used In the nurseries were obtained largely through robbing the nests of squir rels. He said he knew of 66 bushels gathered from that source. CIVIC FEDERATION LOSES VALUABLE . OFF GER JOHN MITCHELL FORCED TO RELINQUISH POSITION Recent Change in Mine Workers Constitution Prohibits Mem bers From Holding Position in Conciliation Organization. Br Morning Journal gpeclnl Lenaed Wlnl New York, March 1 John Mitchell, former president of the United Mine Workers of America, and recently chairman of the trade agreement de partment of the national civic federa tion, today made public his resignation of his office and membership In the latter. It was announced that Presi dent Seth Low of the Civic Federation, had accepted the resignation to take effect at the close of the present month, Mr. Mitchell's severance of relations with the Civic Federation follows the stand recently taken by the United Mine Workers of America in declar ing that any member of their organ isation accepting a position with the National Civic Federation would thereby forfeit membership In the un ion. With this choice placed before him, Mr. Mitchell decided to resign from the Civic Federation. Ills letter of resignation says in part: "At the recent International con vention of the United Mine Workers of America, an amendment to the constitution of that organization was adopted providing that any member of the United Mine Workers of Ameri ca, accepting a position as representa tive of the National Civic Federation shall forfeit his membership In the union. "It Is needless to say that I regret the action of the miner's convention,, not so much that It requires me to choose between the two organizations, as because of the unjust and gratui ties attack upon the National Civlo, Federation, which In addition to Its many other useful public activities has stood consistently as an advocate of righteous Industrial peace."., President Iw'a acceptance offjl.e resignation says In part: 1 "I greatly regret the action taken at the International convention of the United Mine Workers of America, which has constrained you to make this decision. Under the circumstances, however, I think the course you have taken Is both natural and proper." ARGUMENTS IN "LUCKY" BALDWIN WILL CONTEST Los Angeles, Cal., March 1. Thou sands of words of legal opinions ren dered In will contests dating ns far back as 1760, were cited today hy at torneys for the "Lucky" Baldwin es tates In combatting the claim of Bea trice Anita Turn hull to a daughter's share of the late turfman's millions. Attorney Bradncr W. Lee, who drew the will which the young Boston girl has for three months been striving to break, continued the argument begun yesterday on the motion for an In structed verdict In favor of the estate. He confined himself to the legal as pect of the alleged marriage of Bald win and Lillian Ashley Turnbull, mother of the petitioner. Like his colleagues, who spoke yes terday, Lee asserted that a common aw marriage, such ns Mrs. Turnbull alleged Baldwin had entered Into wllh her, must be supported by a general and undivided recognition of the part es as husband and wife to have stand ng In law. 'There has been no general and undivided dispute In this case," Lee ontlnoed. "Moreover, the legal career of the petitioner's mother her- elf would east doubt upon such a opposition, for It must be remem bered that she once sued Baldwin for seduction after the alleged marriage Is said to have taken place." NEW FACTION SEEKS GOULD ROAD PROXIES ASKS $100,000 MORE FOR STARVING CHINESE Washington, March 1. To meet the pressing needs of the starving people of China, American Consul General Wilder at Shanghai today cabled to the secretary of state an urgent ap peal to the American people for the contribution of $100,000 more to be sent by cable to the stricken people. Mr. Wilder makes It plain that that amount will be needed before the army transport Buford, now loading BILL FOR SALE OF BURNED OVER TIMBER Washington, March 1, The senate bill for iho sale of burnt timber of public lands, on motion of Represen tatlv Hamer of Idaho, was passed by the house today with amendments. The bill authorises Hit) secretary of the Interior to sell all timber killed or seriously damaged by forest fires prior to December 1, 1910. It Is said unless the damaged timber soon was made use of, it would go to wast. (Ill War Voleran Dead. Denver, Colo., March 1, Colonel William W, Ferguson, a Civil war vet eran, died today at his home In Den ver. He was 67 years old and was a native of Troy, N. Y, Colonel Ferguson was ths com mander of the Department of Colo- rod and Wyoming of Hie tl. A. P.. In the Civil war he commanded the New York Fourth artillery. Baltimore, Md.. March 1. Requests or proxies to lie voted at the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Missouri Pacific railway on March 14, were sent out by the banking house of Mlddendorf, Williams & Co. today. Proxies are asked In the mimes of R. Lancaster Williams, a member of that firm: George H. Grnhame of New York, and Henry W. Anderson of Richmond, Va. Mr, Williams said the end sought Is the election of a member of . the board to represent stockholders who are not Identified with either ma jority or minority. Ho declared there was no contest of Interests. Mr. Williams said the Interests he represented are designated as Inde. pendents, whose sole desire Is the operation of the property to the best Interests of all concerned. He said an erroneous Idea had gone abroad) that he and those he represented are mak ing a contest against Kuhn, LocD Rockefeller Interests. Mr. Williams said there Is no con test: but that a most friendly feeling prevails among all Interests. Xew President of Uruguay. . Montevideo, Uruguay, March I. Jose I lattice odoties was today elected president of I'ritgimry to succeed Dr. Wllllman.