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i on n i iuiw vtAit. VOI . CIA XV. No. 41. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, November 13, 1922. pkick nvi: cj:nt. ROUE MOENING JOUBNAL s E UNITED STATES, Loadings of Railroad Cars with Revenue Freight Show Further Gains, Both Coal and Merchandise DANGER oTTfUEL CRISIS HAS PASSED Further Strong Rise Is Scored by Cotton; Wheat Prices Maintain Most of Their Recent Gains New York, Nov. 12 (by the As sociated Press.) Continuation of the -persistent Improvement in industrial conditions is indicated Ty the various business and finan cial Indices which became avail able during: tho past week. Loadings of railroad cars with revenue freight show further gains, both in coal and genera! merchandise. The total loadings for the week ended October 2S amounted to 1,014.000 cars which Is only 4.000 cars less than load ings In the week ended October 15. 11)20. when the high record for all time was set. Coal Production. Soft coal production has been established at n. level of approxi mately 10.700.000 tons a week and the whole fuel situation is (.row ing distinctly easier. Some ob servers go so far a to state that the danger of a coal crisis during the winter is 'past. Meanwhile it is evident that the better coal and transportation situations have been of distinct beln to the steel industry. Octo ber's production of both pig iron and steel exceeded that in any month in the Inst two years and the country's steel plants are now working at more, rather than less, than 75 per cent of capacity. Despite the heavy rate of output and shinments during the month, the steel corporation's unfilled or ders Increased by slightly more than 200.000 tons and the total now stands at 6.1)00. 000 tons as compared with 4.140.000 tons at the end of last Fehninrv. Active Fall Trade. Confirmation of the many evi dences of active fall trade are found In the money rates and bank reports. Bill holdings .of the faderal-t e wm-are still grow ing and the rate on bankers' ac ceptances shows a tendency to ward additional firmness. Similar Indications are apparent further more, In England and there, ns here, commodity prices promise to go to higher rather than lower levels. It remains abund antly clear, however, that aninle credit resources remain in this country and that any sharp rise in the price of money is unlikely. As far as agricultural products are concerned, the feature of lh past week has been a further strong rise In cotton. Tho 'Decem ber future rose to 20. SO cents, which is over six cents abovo the price existing on October 2, "Wheat prices have sagged haol. somewhat from their late high, but have retained the greater part of their recent gnins. 11 would appear that these gains were caused largely by foreign buying which hns now been sus pended on account of the foreign exelmnge situation. Pronounced weakness In German marks and the currencies of tli. continental allies, has been in fact, one of the major features of the wee't's financial situation. Ample pur chasing and speculation have played a part. Most quarters consider that the unsatisfactory Ktatus of the Cermnn reparations problem has lfn the lending factor In the foreign excTange demoralization. CALIFORNIA VARSITY PRACTICALLY WINS COAST GRID TITLE Kan Francisco, Nov. 12 (by the Associated Press.) The defeat of the University of Washington at Seattle yesterday practically clinch es the Pacific const conference foot ball tllle for University of Califor nia for the third successive year. Despite the fact Andv Smith's men outclassed In a 45 to 7 game yesterday, the Washington husklo are still in second place In the conference standings. Tho Uni versity of Oregon eleven, by blank ing the Washington State team, 13 to 0, now hns two victories and no defeats to Its credit and so Is still n candidate to piny Tenn State In the annual cast-west game at Pasa dena New Tear's day. The University of Southern Cali fornia imnroveel its chances for moeting Fenn State at Pasadena by defeating Stnnford, 6 to 0. The Fouthern California men played a brilliant game, while the Cardinals put up a dogged defense that lacked the punch necessary to put over a successful offensive. WEATHER ' FORECAST. Donver, Nov. 12. New Mexico: Fair south, partly cloudy north portion Monday: continued cold. Tuesday fair and warmer. Arizona: Fair Monday and Tuesday, not much cbano in tem perature. IOCATi REPORT Conditions for the twenty-four hours ended at 6 p. m. yesterday, recorded by the university: Highest temperatur0 4 2 I.owest . . . . , .28 Hango 14 Mean 35 Humidity ot 6 o, m 61 Humidity at 8 p. m. 67 Precipitation Trace Wind velocity .14 TMreetlon of wind Northeasl Character of day Cloudy C DT E NTH MEND II SURVEY MM ME SUB MEASURE'S FATE STILL II DOUBT i I Signs of Growing Opposition to the Bill, Especially in the Senate, Reported to be Not Lacking Washington. Nov. 12. Ship subsidy, so far as tho house is concerned, will form tho back bono of tho legislative program for the extra session of congress called for November 20 by Presi dent Harding. As tho proyram is being developed in conference here among republican leaders, the president is expected to ad dress congress at a joint session ; Tuesday, November 21. or to send I a message urging speed with the subsidy and supply bills i,i order to avoid, if possible, an extra session of tho new congress next spring. Doubt as to tho fate- of the ship subsidy bill increased as members returned after tho elec tions. Signs of growing opposi tion to the measure, especially in the senate were not licking. The vote in the house, it was pre dicted, even in republican quar ters would bo close. Many democrats and some re publican leaders arc asserting privately that the WA will not get through the senate by March 4. Tho crush of appopriation and other bills, with the certainty of bitter and determined opposi tion, even to the possible extent of a filibuster, was said to make thn ship bill a most uncertain feature in the senate. Appropriation Hills. Republican leaders tire prepar ing to put pressure behind tho appropriation bills to clan them up by March 4. The budget will be submitted early in December at latest. It has Tu-en "cut t" tin bone," republican leaders snicl, predicting that Ihe reductions would make easier the passage of the annual nills, stripped of legislation ns they must be under tiie new senate and house rule?. Tho prospect that no substantial Increases would be asked tor or given for the army and navy was expected to expedite passage of these bills. The regular nppropri.-C'on bill:; cannot bo taken up in Hie house until December 1. in J precedence will bo given tho ship subsidy measure nt tho special soss'nn. Several investigations, adjourn ed over election, are to be re sumed. Including tho penalo In quiry into gasoline and oil prices. Impeachment charges of itepre senative Keller, republican. Min nesota., against Attorney ticr.or-l Daugheny nip on tha house judi ciary committee calendar for hearing. I iii ni Credit rn'glslation. A start on farm credit legisla tion Is to be made by tho farm blocs during the shoit session. Personal credit proposals of sev eral bills, already introduced, are to be composed and effort made to work out a reform measure to afford short time loans to farm ers. Re-Introduction of soldiers' bonus bills also is in prospect but action was not believed possible until the next congress. MONTANA TO GET EMPTY CADS TO T DEMANDS Relief From Severe Short age From Which Shippers Are Suffering is Promised by Railroads Helena, Mont. Nov. 12 Kchef from thP severe car shortage under which Montana shippers of grain and livestock are now Bufferings will soon bo available, according to advices received by the Montana railroad commission in a telegram from St. Paul late this evening. President Budd of tile Great Northern system has informed the commission that four northwestern lines, that is, the Great Northern. Northern Pacific, Burlington and tho Milwaukee, will receive from eastern lines 800 empties daily starting Wednesday, November 15 and by Saturday, the eighteenth, the number will be increased to 1,000 cars per day. until conditions are permanently relieved. The Montana commission in a statement made today, through Secretary E. G. Toomey, said that this was tho most welcome trans portation news which could pos sibly conio to the state at this time in view of the near esperate con ditions now existing. At every grain and livestock loading point congestion is acute. Farmers, hauling grain for miles, find all elevators blocked and ar- compell pd to vent sheds or erect temporary shelters, or even unload their grain on the ground, awaiting cars all at extraordinary expense in the face of short prices for grain. Live stock operators have trailed herds to loading yards only to keep them there for days, at heavy expense for feed, awaiting cars. The com mission has worked on the situa tion for the past sixty days, han dling all complaints by wire, and achieving with railroad co-onera- tlon, equitable u'.stributlnn of the. thin supply, ai.d Its members today express a keen satisfaction nt the substantial numbers of cars now definitely allotted to Montana to move these two commodities. In the distribution of these cars track loaders uml shippers at non-com-petitivo points will be treated o a parity vlth elevator loadings and shippers at competitive points. AMEI5ICAX TRAM WINS. Toklo, Nov. 11 (by the Associa ted Press). The American all-star baseball team, touring Japan, de feated tlie Waseda university team 13 to 0. The Americans eot eight een hits and nincle one error. The Japanese ot two hits and made four errors. A crowd estimated at 0,000 saw Una gams. MEE SECOND STRIKE OF SHOPMEN IS ; NOW PROPOSE!: Letter Being Circulated Which Calls for All Union Men Now in Santa Fe Shops to Walk Out Nov. 15 Another strike of railroad' shop ; mechanics has been culled. Ac ' cording to a letter now being circu- culated, the call is fur the second i walkout to take pluce at 10 a., m. Inext Wednesday, November 15. The authenticity ot tho letter Is vouched for by union men of un questionable integrity. At tho time the last strike was 'called all oC tho union men in the i shops did not respond to tho call. Soiuo remained at work and since then some others have returned to work. Jt is these men who are bu- iliiff asked to walk out Wednesday ! morning. According to union men, (lie let Iter originated amongst tlieso union I men themselves that is those who remained at work or have since re turned. Union men declare that theso workers have come to see their failure of union fealty, now wish to make amends and pro pose to Join in the striko in the belief that it is tho best method they can follow. According to union men tho sec ond strike is assured and it. will Include practically all members of tho shopmen's union now at work in Albuquerque, while most of those at other points and on other svstems than the; A. T. & S. F. will j answer tho call. Just what effect Ilia strike may have is undetermined. D. II. l'ar Iton, superintendent of the Santa Fe 'shops was, asked last night what effect the striko will have. He re plied that nothing can be told I about it now, excepting that it will ' probably have similar effect to the i previous strike called. The scope i of the effect will depend upon the extent of the strike the number 'of emnloves affected. What the general effect may be upon system will be a, matter for future development:'. , oiiiMVinH ui ' " ' ' ';'. ! , heen Issued and is being circulated, among the. shopmen: Second walkout ot shopmen, on the Santa Fe. , Culled for 10 a. m. November ; 15th, 1922. j November ,th. IlUi. S'anta Fe System: This letter is being drafted and circulated by a commuted repre senting tho employes in one of the i ..h. .... th Knnta. ,.:t !."..,'.:;'. .,., i.'ae.i ..I! iTCIIl, IHIL nil yiaui'-.T u w- this time for reasons which you i will understand. i It is unnecessary for : s to say to iyou that tho 'ompnny is making no j headway Ln 'breaking the s'rike. btcauso you know that is true. The I eriuioment is In tho most deplora ble condition now It has ever been j ,and the situation Is daily growing, worse, and there can only be one ultimate outcome the unions are .going to win. Had we realized the; power of these organizations the 1 most of us would not be in the shorn 'todav that is the real mechanics i would not be here. But having' made a serious mistake, it is up ius. as men. to avail ourselves of i such opportunity as may stiii exist ; to correct tliat mistake ami .ourselves so far us is possible to the former good standing we bad with the boys who are out making i the fight for conditions fighting a. battle for us. as well as them selves. The sincerity of these men. their solidarity and willingness to mako tho sacrifices they are now 'enduring for a principle, ought to ' make pvervone of us ashamed of 'ourselves, and ought to be an In-; 'spiral ion to working men every-j where, At this point we have endured 1 the suffering of a guilty con- science just ns long as we are go- i ing to endure it. anil we aie h""h j ur(iny in a final test, bin touow to make a break for liberty at 10erf( of the team that dashed r.pec a. m., November lSth. and take o,lr i taculnrly from behind to crush chances upon being able to scum re ' 8UOh elevens as Chicago and llar- ourselves with tho Hoys nuihme. Wo are in touch with several other points where men have assured us they will go along with this pro gram, and we are asking you to join us at this time in making a manly stand for what : know Is right. We have taken steps to ascertain what the attitude of the organizations at this point will be toward us upon our taking tills ac tion and we have been assured that th" bovs will meet us more than half way. and that we will be restored to our former standing in the union upon payment of a nomi nal fine. We are willing to do this, and In addition to paying our fines many of us aro going to donate liberally to tho striko fund, and actively co-operate with these fighting brothers of ours in bring ing this affair to an early conclu sion. . , We aro thoroughly convinced that the new associations (com pany unions) o'ifer no hope for the future in the way' of protection, because if the company were suc cessful in breaking dowi. the legit imate organizations (which we feel they are not going to be able to do)' thoy would within a short time, as a natural consequence, soon Ig nore those associations and have us gtiblected to the basis of deal ing with them only as Individuals each man for himself and the devil take the hindermost. When we walk out of these shops on the fifteenth of this mouth we will have terminated the strike, and we are willing to take our chances upon the boys Riving us credit for having terminated the controversy earlier than would oth erwise have been the case. Those would-be mechanics who have flocked into the shops can stay and take their chances if they, so desire. Their 'days are num bered anyhow, but let us, the real mechanics, walk out on the 15th and show our brothers that while we have made a mistake we lit least have courage and sense enough to acknowledge It. and wish now to do our part towards preserving our crafts upon the railroads of tho United States. Let's go. 100 per cent all point". Yours for the good of humanity. THE COMMITTEE. Blackmail Queen, Finally Taken Reveals Ring of Women Lures rf. i- r s4r hM Ethel WTtelan and (l!y Central Press) I lloston. Mass., Nov. 1. Eleanor M. Jtnrnes. tenneil the "Queen Hee of the Blackmailers," is leading state authorities to the hive ot the greatest ring of extortioners Massa- tiiuwuH lias eer kmuwu Hcuuiumg to Attorney Oener.il Allen Allen claims that the pretty twfinly-two-year-old girl has re- vealed all the secrets ot the ring. . .. . Arrested on a charge of bigamy, she Jumped bail, attempted suicide and then uftir beinj,' recaptured de cided, at tho instance of Allen, to make a clean breast of her activi ties which extended from New Kng land to Chicago. Prominent In her revelations were the activities of Itlancho I'aul and Ethel Whelan two comely rnisstw who. she alleges, were ini- , PUnaill C )U lll ir..cumioes machine. i The I'nul and Barnes women are .alleged to have been the chief lures fiCETQfj AID YALE GfilDSTERS CLASH SATURDAY " Tiq ers Strengthen Their Claim to the Mythical Football Championship in the Eastern Ranks I New York, Nov. 12 (by the Asso ciatei Press.) Triumphing over : Harvard, 10 to 3, in the first of I the annual "Hig Three" gridiron classics, after a gruelling struggle, Princeton's alert, lighting eleven today had strengthened its claims 10 ti10 mythical championship in oasteru ranks. The Tigers must f.u,a tno j,u,g 0f Yale next Sat yard, were confident of crown- ing victory While Ihe Harvard Princeton battlo held the center of the east's football s;age, keen interest was manifested in several oth"i major games. Chief among these was Cornell's smashing victory over Dartmouth, 23 to 0, at the ' Polo grounds: l,a Fayette's leclsive de feat ot Hutgers, 3.", to fl, and Pitts burgh's sensational 7 to (i decision over Pennsylvania, ilie straight setback suffered second, by the Quakers ' in their checkered 1 career. Cornell's hard driving, powerful eleven established itself fi.nily among the east's first flight by outplaying, although not outgam ing theXlreen team that held Har vard to a 12 to 3 score two weeks ago. Army and Notre Dame fought furiously to a scoreles- tie at West Point ln the. principal inter-sec-tioual clash Saturday, a fumble on West Point's four-yard lino In the last quarter costing the western ers their best chance to score. Hut the east, came off victorious ln most of the Intersection!!! tussles Boston college trouncing Baylor, a southern institution, 33 to 0: Navy overwhelming . St. Xavicr of Cin cinnati, 12 to 0; Washington and .Tefferson repelling the invasion of Wabash, 32 to B while West Vir ginia was victorious over Indiana. 33 to 0, on the hitter's gridiron. Georgia Tech nt Atlnnt.i, however, handed a setback to Georgetown. 1!) to 7. Syracuse added a touch of international triumph bv trim ming McGill university of Canada, 32 to 0. . Vale, using Its second and third e'evens ngHlmt Maryland, while the reernlars witnessed the Harvard-Princeton game, romped to a 45 to 3 victory. Penn State displayed a return to form ln downing Cnrncgio Tech. 10 to 0: Brown outfought Pate's. 27 to 1?. while five field- goals helped Williams defeat Wesleyan. 22 to 7, In other important con tests on the eastern schedule. Princeton's triumph, coming on top of tnlk from Harvard sources that the two teams mis-h not meet , , foul iuucil ioiirEe Two. V J ?" ',1 J, V r. i - t J. 'i1 v -1" tin (insert) Blanche Pant (if the ur: through which wealthy j ousiiiefM men anil Muuents were vistimi'ed out of thousands. Miss Whelan is alleged to have operatecl the fence which disposed of all loot obtained, exclusive of cash, and sometimes acted the siren red". According to Miss Barnes, she! arul Mi.'s Paul were til" Inns who "frariicd" A. Victor Scarlcs, the f.i- moan artist, and thou mulcted him out of JUI.OOH after a fake raid on j an apartment where he was enter-' triining the women. Mif.s Whelan. now s.-rvinjr a; neniterliary term, unlike Miss Parnrs, re fused to .vnucial. and the! details of hi r operations are still i uiuineu ill fnTL'( ) . Attorney General Allen in add!-! tlon to the Searles affair 'Ir.ims to ; hava eyi.lenctt f riling ,ytks.j swindling of Fcorrj' of 'others, in-' eluding business men and wealthy I students. ! GR f;nr GROIERS LIFOHI' iflrL SE AT POLLS Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act Are Made a Part of the Statutes of the State San Francisco. Nov. 12 (by the Associated Press.) California's adoption of. prohibition enforce ment, Oregon's restrictions upon nearly all church, parochial schools, Nevada's declsiem not to change its divorce laws and Montana's proba ble authorization eif the pari-mu-tllel pys.em of .betting on horse laces are among the outstanding decisions on legislation taken by tho votera in far western states at last Tuesday'!! flection, California's measure makes the. eighteenth (intendment to the fed eral constitution and the Volstead act or whatever other enforcement legislation may bo passed by con gress, part of tho California stat utes. Despite the fait that grape growing interests and others (ought the step iinel that the cities of San 1'Va nciseo and Sacramento voted "wet." all the other large cities, all of southern California and most of the great San .loaeiuin and Sacramento valleys combined to carry the measure, Oregon's new luw reeiuires child-. reii between the ages ot s (end lb years to attend public schools ex cept that those physically incapa ble, those who have conipleied the eighth grade and those who live at inconvenient distances or are taught by parents or private teach ers are exempt. These, however, must have their education super vised by the state. A majority of more than J.i.000 was given this act, despite vigor ous opposition of Catholic societies and laymen and many Protestant clergymen nnd representative citi zens of varjed faiths. The Catho lics termed it a. direct slap at their denomination and its education!!', methods'. Tho Masonic order took no stand In the controversy, but many champions of the measure were Scottish Kite Masons. The Ku Klux Klan admittedly was In favor of the proposed law. A proposal to make the Nevada residence requirements before di vorce one year instead of six months, as at present, was beaten by a majority estimated at more than 2,700, while another proposi tion on the oallntv 'which. In effect ratifies the present Nevada divorce laws nnd forbids altering them for a period of three years, had a ma jority of 3,100. The Montana mutative measures, to allow the use of parl-mutuel betting machines for horse races nt state and county fairs apparently was carried, ns it had a majority of 3,183 with 45,100 votes reported. Veterans' welfare legislation was successful In both Montana and California. A soldiers bonus passed by the Montana legislature) hail a 0.500 majority on referendum vote, and the California voters approved acts of the legislature calling foi CoaliliuiU uu rate Two. 'Sfl Ml MM IS STRUG TO HOLD MADDENED i TURKSJN LEASH Constantinople May be Lik ened to a Vast Powder j Magazine Which May be' Ignited Most Any Time ENGLAND URGED TO HASTENJPEACE MEET Sultan Remains at Yildiz Palace and Transacts Business, Despite Reports That Ho Has Abdicated Constantinople, Nov. 12 (by the Associated Press.! Constantinople may be likened to n, vast, powder magazine, which the Urltish are striving, in the face of growing difficulties to keep from Ignition. General llaringtou Is urging the home government to hasten (he peace conference as the best, means of avoiding an open rupture. lie believes that if the Tories can be held In leash until the Lausanne meeting b'Kins, the danger of hos tilities will be averted. The exhaustless patience and moderation of Ge neral llarmgioii j in view of what is held to be tliel unreasoning and unoonciiiatory attitude or the AiiRora. government I has excited the admiration of; Americans and other observers. In their earnest desire for peace the; British are conceding cvni'v possi-( ide demand to tho Turks. The lat-i est concession H abolition of allied' censorship of Turkish newspapers' and withdrawal of supervision over; the Constantinop!"-Angora tele graph lines and other internal and civil administrative mai'hincry. 1 Jtafet Pasha, the nationalist gov- ernor, now lias an eqti-i voice in all matters relating to security and order in the city. He has bee n in vited to draw up police, plans which would be acceptable to An gora, but the allies will insist upon retention of the control of pass ports, until after the pence con-fi-ronee'. In spite ot repeated and persist ent: reports circulated in Europe and America that the sultan has abdicated, the head of the mosiem world remains in tho Yildiz pal ace. He receives visitors and dis charges his usual duties. OFFERING OF LARGE PURSES TO GOLFERS IS WARNED AGAINST New York Nov. 12. The I niteeb naKora, Tor postoince. senator States Golf association todav Issued '. Bodf-e Is second mini now on nav.il, a warning and protest against thelbut it is known be desires to con growing practice of offering large' thme at the head of foreign r-la- purses as an inducement to proles- sionals to compete in onen tourna - ments and exhibitions. w lino low u. n. " statement of the executive commit- tee. "has no desire to hinder on hamper any professional fromr competing in prize money tourna ments or from earning money to tho limit of his ability, neverthe less the present officials feel that if the practice now in vogue is not checked, great harm will be I done in creating a class of profes-' sional players who will devote, their entire time and attention to attending tournaments'. 1 "The committee feels that in their efforts to promote and kei-Pj alive the best interests of the game,' they cannot ullow this practice to continue or increas.- without a protest. "If is therefore earnestly re quested that memlier clubs and sectional associations give this matter their earnest consideration, and, in the future, when content-j plating the staging of such tourna-1 menls. that the question of mod erate prize money awards be care fully considered, bearing ln mind that if this pastime is allowed to be commercialized by the profes-: sionals, as in other sports, the phe nomenal Interest now taken by the ordinary golfer in the game will be nullified to a great extent VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IS REGISTERED Santa Clara. Calif., Nov. 12. The seismograph at Si ta Clara university registered a long and violent enrthr .,ake shock from 8:25 to 9:27 p. in. yesterday. Fath er S. J. Rickard announced today. The waves came from an estimated j distance of 7,924 miles, probably in the Pacific ocean west of Chile. It; was said to be one of the most vio lent Hhocks in recent years. AIRPLANE RELAY Lieut. John Blaney's Ma- AVIATOR KILLED III CONNECTICUT chine Strikes a Tree and3.2: paid, missus--. n . . . . . i cash dividends paid to stockholders, Crashes When About to s222.c6a.22.;. and $to7,nso,;:57 Land at Hartford . Hartford, Conn., Nov. 12. X.ieu- tenant John Planey, army flier from Mitchell Field, Long Island, wns Instnntlv killed this a fternoon at Ilrainerd Municipal Field here while taking part in an airplane relay In the Ilarlfield Aviation meet. Ills plane struck a tree and crashed when about to land. Lieutenant Blaney was complet ing from the third lap of the race and flew close to the ground. He was flying about 140 miles an hour when the plane hit the tree. He was instantly killed. Officers from Mitchell field de cided that the accident was due to a miscalculation on tlie part of the aviator. Twenty thousand specta tors saw tho crash. SOLON SUGGESTS ABOLISHMENT DF lEAflTHOUAKE AND SE!T!1 LEi Senator McCormick Would Not Assiqn Committee Chairmanships to Mem- bers with- Longest Service Washington, Nov. 2. Aboiiilon of the senates penloiity rule 1-y which the chairmanship of the I'otuniittee goes to the member, nitti tho longest continuous serv- uo thereon, is suggested by Sena tor McCormick, 111., chairman of; the rc.'Pihlic:i!i senatorial commit-' ti e, in a letter to Senator T.eiclgc. ' tho republican vader, made public: today. The b tter also urged that the steerinpr committee, t,f which M r. j McCormick is a member, bo made representative of nil sections and thought on the republican side. j Stating that the seniority rule "served very "11 in the old days," and had r-Milleil generally in ap pointment of food chairmen. Sena tor McCormick wrote Senator (Lodge that "the republican confer ence and the republican steering 'committee owe it; to the country i to put aside the rule, .ne-t as th" I conference owes it lo the country i to make provision fur the selection of a truly representtili('i steering : committee which shall meet regu 'liirly and as occasion rnpiires with the corresponding committeo of the house Somo Not rillcel. ' Senator McCormick declared that while in a majority of justatie-j es "the men who have become' chairmen through seniority ha.ve been good chairmen, there have; been others who were unfitted for, their poslM, by reason of extreme i old age, or of failing health, or ' because of ginve differences of! opinion with the majority of their republican associates." ! The seniority system also pre--vaiis in the house. j otiee already Irs coino from i senators of the "Irregular" repub lican group that they intend to fight the seniority rule and demand what they consider adequate com mittee representation. Their fight Is expected to eenteT about tun or three important chairmanship. The democrats have not shown nny inclination so far to abandon the seniority rule in the filling of mi nority commi'teo places. Chairmen of at least three im portant, senate committees, finance. naval, and postnl'fice. are to he chosen In Ihe next congress, chair-' man MoCnmber, finance; Town- j send, of the postoffice; and Sena-) tor Polndexter, in line for thei chairmanship of naval commit-' fee, will ba out after March 4.' Senator Smoot. Utah, is in line for' (be finance committee chairman ship and Senator Sterling, South! '"' "'""'' ruinoeMei ! enminnren, senator itaie, Ainine, eliminn t under the seniority rule world be in line for the naval chuii hi.m- . , -"hip Kiiii'iieT- ( ommlltce. On the fi mi nee comniitt sides the chairmanship tin be will re- ' be one democratic and three publican VT'nnejes in the new ' irreis. Senators ('aider, , w Y on- nlc Sutherland. West Virginia and Frclitigliuyscn of New Jersey, were eleftaied and Senator Williams., democrat. Mississippi, retired. It is predicted by somo republicans that Senators Wndsworth and Kdge will succeed Senators ('aide.' and Frelinghuysen. Another important committee in which will be an unusual num ber of changes i-i iute-rstate eom- 'ontlneitii on l'ui;e Tnn. EMI ACTION Frear Wants to Know What Has Been Done About Corporations Who Seek ELLON 10 ON B V i Ull IIL.IL.iaUL. titflj til Avoid InrnniP lirtaXP and the estimated radius ,20D kilo IU HVUIU Illl-UllitJ iUllclACi mpM.s , ;l tl.;1IlsV0rsal direction ... , - , . ", . , 'to th,. Andes. Washington. Nov. I.. secretary , T)ll Meteorological institute say .Mellon is asked in a. letter s-ent him thilt the earth shock coincides with today by Koprosentam e Frear, re- lho passage ,,f a slm spot over the publican. Wisconsin, to MMc- m'r.,.ir!,i meridian of the sun. The what, cases the treasury has invok ed tin., provision of the 11121 rev enue law imposing penalties. Wher" corporations allow surpluse.- to accumulate in order to permit their stockholders to avoid pay ment of high income; surtaxes. 1 Tlie letter constitutes another 'chapter in the correspondence be tween the House ways anil means committee member and the treas ury secretary with regard to the 400 per cent stock elividend recent ly declared by the Standard Oil company of New Jersey. Mr. Mel lon has ruled that the penalty pro vision could not be made aptv'icablo in the case of such stock dividend.-; Quotrng from "The Lamp", the offfieial publication of Standard Oil, the effect that the New Jersey company's net earnings in the ten vant-u .n.la1 !. 1 4 ' 1 ll-i.l llPl, 7 7 -V - absorbed by the needs ot ttie business." Mr. I'"rear translates ithese figures into per centages as ;,i, f,,r !,,!., , eenini.ua i. Ifollows. Net profits, 77 1-2 per i cent anmiallv; cash dividends, 22, J per cent annually, and surplus 44 i i oer eene nnnimllv 1 On this showing." M writes, ''I ask you is it possible that you can not find question in your mind for tlie Imposition of the penalty pro vided in section -20, acting under your aelvice in the mutter? Is It not prima facia evidence that the purpose of setting aside 417 per cent surplus in ten years was to prevent the imposition of the in dividual sur tax on Its stockhold ers? If you claim it is not then in deed e ongress has a duty to per forin In reaching by law the undis turbed surplus that thus avoids in dividual surtaxes," i1 .000 OEAD IN THOUSANDS ARE IT ES ,,. ,. , , . t s Catastroplie Is Great er mail rust neponeu, According to Advices Reaching Santiago TREMORS "FOLLOWED BY A TIDAL WAVE Terrific Disturbance Is Be lieved to Have Taken Place Beneath Waters of the Pacific (Santiago, Chile, Nov. 12. thy ill' AMVin(eeI Press). With partial re-establlshmrnt of eonimunica lions, chile's e-arThqunko catastro phe Is in greater magnitude thn.i first reports indicated. It Is estimat ed that at 1-vist l.Oni) are (b'ad. and many thousands are in ellstress. needing food and shelter. .100 Kllle nt, Vnllciiiir. In addition to heavy casualties of dead and injured at Cnpiapo and Coquimho, it was reported to day that 500 were killed liar and tho surroundir. Vallenar was virtually ' . and the survivors are ir '' condition. It seems ft i1 . '. there have firen casualti ! towns and villages arour -.; ' to tho south. ceincerniiHi : r news is yet available. Already twenty-four 1 been re-covered at Cuquil , it is known there are 1 dead. , t Clianaral a m ., r killed by falling houses It. was earl h-tuake ' n wave combined that ae the vast destruction in ic i ' 1 luces of Antofagnsta, At . -Coqtiiuibo. The moven f ... ocean is described as phet.,. ..- V It gave eeidence of a tcrrifii. ttirbance in the bed of tho Pacific, itself. There must have been such a tearing at the hottom of tho sea that immense quantities of water were sucked through, causing a tre mendous r" "ssion of the waters along the Chilean coast. KffcctK of (lie Tidal Wutc. Several times the ocean swept outward and came liae.k in the shape ot a great wave, flooding the seaports and in somo instances sweeping away the water front. Tha violent effects of the tidal waves were felt from Antofagastn, on the north to Va.Iellvio on tha south, covering about sixteen de grees of latitude, or more than 1,200 miles. All types of craft lying In tho various harbors were swept on shore, wrecked, or left high and dry, and at scores of small porM wharves and quays were destroy, ed. Chilean naval vessels in th harbor at Talcahuano. about 809 miles south of Valparaiso, when they felt the foreo of the waters, slipped their cables and proceeded out to the open sea. WATERS M'CK I :i AWAY. A1 T1II;N JIIKI,K1 TiAC'K Valparaiso, Chile, Nov. 12. (by the Aseooiateel Press!. A curious feature of the earthquake was the j tidal wave which occurred two hours later, indicating a terrific disturbance beneath the Pacific. The. waters were first sucked away from the coast and then hurled I back. This phenomenon was re Ipeated five times at Antofagasta 'before the equilibrium of the sea. was restored. A similar occurrence took place at other points. Jtear Admiral Martin, director of the navy meteorological service. discussing tlie quake, it was signit . cant that it had occurred just as the conjunctions of Mercury and Jupiter and Neptune and the sun ! were approaching. The conjunc tion of mercury nnd Jupiter occur 1 red ft 1:U0 Saturday morning, and the other some hours afterward. TOT AT; M n ATIOV OF THE ocaki;. ti JIHS., W MJ. Santiago. Chile. Nov. II.- -The lnsti- focus report of tho Seismological tute says that the apparent of the earth shock was 2"0 meters from Santiago. The duration was " hours. 40 minutes earth shock commenced at the ter mination of a day of abnormal heat. The sun spot referred to made its appearance on November j and was the largest observed this year. tidaii wave .vnns Till: PEOPLE'S TO TEItKOrt Cofiuimbo. Chile. Nov. 12 (by the Associated Press.) The port of Coquimbo was aw:ikened a": 11:55 Friday night by violent: earth shocks, and in a few min utes the populace was running about the streets in terror, parti ally clothed and seeking the near by hills. Tlie panic was in creased when tho electric light went out in some parts ot tho town. Coincident with tho shocks th-) sky was illuminated by electric! discharges, nnd fires broke out. After the first shocks the sea, receded for a considerable dis tance and then swept buck in an tance and then SWCllt I'.'IC immense wave. rMendlnfr trom Coquimbo to X.a Serena, seven miles to the northeast, flooding the tow n am! Ihe whole coast line, and doing much damage. Tho tidal wave added to thei terrors of tho people, many ot whom cried out for aid. Again the. sea receded for a distance ot 300 yards beyond the low tida mark; then seemed to gather1 force and came back in an lm-. mense wave, estimated nt fifty meters in height, which com-, pletely destroyed the Paquedano quarter. A number of big light ers were picked up like chips anil carried beuonel the railway bridge, which is five blocks from the low tido murk. IVITHOU 0!