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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
VOLUME XXXXH 0 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1913 54 PAGES (IN SIX PARTS) NUMBER 258 "‘■WAR TO BITTER END” IS CRY THAT GOES UP FROM EVERY BALKAN HAMLET _ Fight “Until Our Eternal Enemy Is Driven Out of Europe Forever” TO GIVE TURKEY TIME FOR FINAL DECISION _ If Turkey Then Refuses to Accept Terms, Balkans Decide That Rup ture of the Peace Conference Will Be Inevitable _ London. January IS.—Turkey’s decision, as indicated by dispatches from Con stantinople tonight, refusing to cede Adrianople and the Aegean islands, it is believed here, will lead to a resumption of hostilities within a week. The Balkan allies, after considering the whole situation among themselves earlier in the da.v, already decided to wait until the middle of next week for the answer of the porte to the joint note •f the powers, and if then the reply was not received or was unsatisfactory to address a communication to the Tur kish delegation in the form of a defi nite ultimatum, allowing Turkey 4S or 7 liours for a final decision. Rupture Inevitable Should Turkey at that time be unable or unwilling to eotne to the allies’ terms, the Balkan plenipotentiaries decided that a rupture of the peace conference was inevitable. Sofia, Belgrade and Cettinje would denounce the armistice and four days later the war would be resumed. The allies do not admit, or to be more exact, dp not see the possibility of such proposals from Turkey or the powers as would allow of a resumption of nego tiations, unless the pprte openly declares its readiness to give up Adrianople. So far, instructions of the Bulgarian dele gates are categorical on this subject and do not admit of a discussion of the pro posal that Turkey retain Adrianople or of dismounting the fortifications or con tinuing negotiations on other conditions, leaving the question of Adrianople to be disposed or last. Attitude Is Supported flervia, Montenegro and Greece all sup port Bulgaria in this attitude. The suc cess of Bulgaria would mean an easier accomplishment of their wishes, especially in the case of Greece, which in the con quest of Adrianople by Bulgaria seeks the Greek occupation of Saloniki less likely to be disputed. In addition, the j allies feel that the time will never be more favorable for them to act. From the reports received it is evi dent that the Turkish resources are not in the best of condition, wrh1le on the other band the allies, as the result of their long preparation, are nerved to a high pitch. The seven weeks’ armlsilco has restored their armies and they have been gathering their forces at the im portant points. Throughout all the Balkan states, ac cording to the plenipotentiaries in Lon don, from the largest towns to the hum blest hamlets, only one cry goes up: "War to the bitter end—until our eter nal enemy is driven out of Europe for ev er.” Encounters Reported Constantinople, January 18.—The Rus sian ambassador tonignt visited Noradun ghian Effendi and it is rumored that he urged the foreign minister to take the note of the powers under serious con sideration. The Italian ambassador inter- . •viewed Noradunghlan Effendi on the eub- j Ject of the Aegean islands. It is reported that there have beepi slight encounters at Tchatalja between the Turks and the Bulgarians:. Insists Upon Retention Constantinople, January 13.—The Turk ish foreign minister, Noradunghlan Effen <ii, tonignt submitted to the council of ministers a draft of the reply to the note of the powers. It is understood that it insists upon the retention of Adrianople for these reasons: First, because tire Bulgarian inhabitants aie in the minority in Adrianople, not only In comparison with the Moslems, but as compared with other Christians; sec ond, because of the splendid defense of the garrison; third, the loss of Adrianople, containing the temples of the Caliphs, would ruin the prestige of Islam; fourth, the loss of Adrianople, which is the gate of Constantinople, would endanger the ex istence of the empire. "The porte therefore prays. ’ continues the reply, "that the powers take con sideration of the vital necessities of the1 empire and make representations to the Balkan states with a view to peace. Tur key sincerely desires to find a common ground of understanding ami will even consent to fresh sacrifices.” Regarding the Aegean islands the reply declares that Turkey refuses to abandon the islands near her coasts, but is ready to continue pour parlers respecting the distant islands. Noradunghlan Effendi lias instructed the Ottoman ambassadors abroad again to sound the powers with regard to Adri anople. The superior council of war has handed the council of minister a report >on the military situation. STEAMERS AGROUND OFF VIRGINIA CAPES Newport News, Va., January IS.—The real steamer Evelyn, from Philadelphia to Key West, with coal, was driven hard aground off Cape Henry today in a south west gule. Captain Hecker and his crew were taken off safely. The schooner (1 en eral White from Mobile was driven aground and on unknown schooner was sunk. The crew of the latter was res cued by the Ufa saving crew. SEA FIGHT BETWEEN GREEKS AND TU S NEAR DAME :S Turkish Flagship Said to Have Suffered Consider able Damage ENGAGEMENT LASTS FOR THREE HOURS Both Sides Fight Desperately for 1'ime, When Turks Flee in Dis order—Greek Battleships Suf fer But Little Damage Athens, Greece, January 18.—Another sea tight between the Greeks and Turks occurred today about 30 miles south of the Dardanelles. Greek vessels attacked and forced the Ottoman warships back to the straits in disorder. The Turkish flagship Is said to have suffered considerable damage. The engagement lasted three hours. Only one Greek was wounded, while the Greek warships W'cre not damaged, according to a long dispatch sent by Admiral Countouriotls to the government. The admiral reports that the Turkish fleet consisted of the battleships Kheyr Ed-Din-Barbarossa. Torgut Reis, Messu dieh and Assar-l-Tew flk, the cruiser Hadieh and 13 destroyers and torpedo boats. The Greek fleet included the bat tleships Averoff, Hydra, Spetsai and Pe sara and eight gunboats and destroyer:’. The following description of the engage ment was. sent by the governor of Tene dosko: “The naval fight began at 11:25 o’clock In the morning. Both sides fought des perately. The Turks at 12:50 began slow ly to retreat. At 1:10 the Turkish battle ships were fleeing in disorder toward the straits, firing at long Intervals against the Averoff. which wa* pursuing at a distance of 5000 metres and rapidly over hauling the enemy. “The Ilamideih headed the flight. One of the Turkish battleships ceased firing and apparently was disabled by the dead ly fire of the Averoff. The light ended at 2:30 p. m.. when the enemy re-entered the Dardanelles. "The Barbarossa and Targut Reis throughout the flight were enveloped In smoke, but continued to tire slowly. When they entered the straits they had a list to «tarboard. The Greek fleet ceased the pursuit wiieu ifc- eamo within range of the guns of the forts and remained cruis ing off the entrance.’’ A later dispatch from Admiral Coun touriotis* says: “Have beaten tftfr enemy s fleet, which was steaming toward Lemnos, and pur sued it almost Into the straits, where it took refuge in disorder. The engagement lasted three hours. We had only one man slightly wounded. The damage to the Averoff is insignificant and the fight ing power of the fleet lias not been af fected." SENATOR JOHNSTON IN BESTOF HEALTH Reports of Serious Illness Are Entirely Without Foundation Washington, January IS.—(Special.)— Th.e reports circulated in Birmingham that Senator Johnston is seriously ill are erroneous and are without foundation. Jn fact, Senator Johnston was at the capitol today, attended the session of the Senate and to his mail and other duties, and declared himself feeling better than for some lime. Senator Johnston was confined to his room for several day* last week with the bad effects from a tooth which has been giving aim some trouble for a considerable time. At no time, however, was he very sick, to say nothing of being in a serious condition. As late as 8 o’clock tonight the senator declared that he was “feeling fine.” and that any stories to the con trary had been “greatly exaggerated.” FARMERS MEET AT MERIDIAN MONDAY Meridian, Miss., January 18 — (Special.*— All the arrangements for the conference of farmers and business men of Meridian trade terrltorv, to be held m this city Monday, have been completed and the In dications are iliac there will be an at tendance Irom the surrounding territory fully in keeping with the importance of the meeting. This meeting, which has been promoted by the Meridu i I ‘regressive league, aims to give expression to the best means of finding a substitute erop for cotton and at the same time point out the mistakes that have been made In other localities, j . I PARTIAL SETTLEMENT IN i GARMENT MAKERS’ STRIKE Kew York, January is.—An announced settlement today of the strike in the dress and Bhirtwaist branch of liie garment making industry, promising to send 37,000 oj eralives back to work Monday, was fol lowed almost at once by rebellion among employes affected against the terms their lenders had agreed upon with the manu facturers. Tonight doubt exists whether Che dress and shirtwaist makers will ac eept the conditions. In the other trades thi strike still Is dn, affecting more than ]0ii,OOO men and women. \\ hen details of the settlement agree ment were announced simultaneously at IJ mass meetings, showing that the max imum ' wage increase waa only 10 per cant, tfee strikers at many of Urn meet lags rushed from the halls, protesting tha* they would not abide by the agree- I ment. Some of the strikers denounced the protocol as a "frame up" in favor i of the manufacturers. Impatient strikers held an Impromptu meeting late in the day and appointed leaders to organize a new union, which they said would seek affiliation with the Industrial W'orkors of the World. Kphralm Kaufman, bualncss agent of the foiled Male Garment Workers of America, gave out a letter he said he had received from Congressman-elect Francis O. Lindquist of Michigan, scoring whole salers and manufacturers In the clothing trades, and promising that as soon as he had ta'san hie seat In Washington he would introduce a resolution calling for a congressional Investigatljn into the clothing business with a view of regu-1 lailng profits and activities. « SOME CARTOONS ON THE WEEK’S EVENTS <«E£p S ALMOST HOH£jJ >K TAKE TESTIMONY IN SUIT AGAINST MEAT PACKERSJOMBINE The Supreme Court of Missouri Endeavoring to Oust Alleged Trust _ Jefferson City, Mu., January 18.—Daniel Dillon, commissioner appointed by the su- . preme court of Missouri to take evidence j in the suit filed by the attorney sen- j eral to oust the alleged meat packers' \ combination from the state, reported to, the supreme court today that he found the six companies in an agreement to I control prices. “But I do not think that the evidence ' is sufficiently specific in regard to the volume of business it controls and the volume of business done by others to warrant the finding that the combina tion constitutes a monopoly, says the report. The six companies named are Swift & Co., Armour & Co.. Morris & Co., the Na tional Packing company, the Hammond Packing company and the 8t. Louis Dressed Beef and Provisions company. Tire commissioner makes no recommenda tion as to whether the packers shall be ousted from Missouri. Since the suit was liled the National company has been dis solved. The commissioner found that the National was incorporated by Swift, Armour and Morris interests and was capitalized at $lf»,00»j.000. The National company, the commissioner says in turn, held all the stock of the three firms and purchased the St. Ix>uis Dressed fjeef and Provisions company, the Hammond com pany and the Omaha. Hutchinson, Anglo American, Fowler and Tinted Packing companies. Later the .National wan dis solved because New' York brokers failed tc raise JfiO.OfiO to form a packing pool. The suit filed by the attorney general was directed particularly against tire Hammond Packing company of St. Joseph and the Rt. Louis Dressed Beef and Pro vision company, the ouster of whicn specifically is sought. Controlled by Packing Company These are the two Missouri companies which the commis*ionet found to have been controlled by the National Packing company, the stock of which in turn was ' held by the Armour. Swift and Morris interest*. Cases also are pending in the supreme court against Swift Ac Co., Morris Ac Co. and Armour Ac Co., and the testimony taken against the Hammond and St. Holds companies by commissioner Dillon aiso will be applicable for the most part, if Is said, in the cases against the three Chicago firms. "While there is no direct testimony." continues the report "that either Swirt. Armour &■ t'o.. or Morris & Co. had any agreement with the National Packing company as to the conduct and manage ment of its business, and while nine of the witnesses testified that they never knew of any sucli arrangement. I hat ’ no hesitancy in finding that there was | ah agreement between Swift & Co., Ar triour A Co.. Morris & Co. and the Na tional Packing company, and the respond- I cuts hereinafter mentioned, and the other j companies whose property and assets Pave been transferred to the National | Packing company as to the conduct of ! tiielrbusiness with a view to destroying free competition In the purchase of cat tle. hogs arid sheep, and in the sale of fresh meats and other packing house products in Missouri and in the Cnlted States.” MINISTERliu BOIS BACK IN BOGOTA Bogota, Colombia. January II. —James T. Dubois, rnlted States minister to Co lumbia. returned here Prlday from Washington. He was greeted with, a hearty reception. The Colombian press unanimously claims that the signs point to a friendly settlement of the dispute In jregard t9 Pangm*. THE CONTENTS OF TODAY'S AGE-HERALD 1— Balkans cry for war. Greek fleer meets Turks. Wilson has not selected cabinet. O’Neal declines to ask Taft to with* draw veto. 2— Plans proposed for raising more i ave nue for state. 3— Huddleson calls city committees pro posal silly. 4— Eight governors of Alabama. 6—Removal of slag pile does not moan opening of street, says Mnb“n. Waterworks company to a id to fll*. "T tubs. All except Kolb silait, on governors.- j. More petitions sent to Lane In Bode ker's behalf. 6—Congress to act on Rockefeller bill. T—Market getting stirred up over tariff’ -g—Mighty events in Howell’s life. 9— Birmingham sets new pace in granting of franchises. 10*-Congress takes up oil company fight for Indian lands. 11—New rector coming early in February. 14*15-Sports. 13—Remove plague spot of Paris. 2<V- Plan to entertain crop growing hoys 21— A call to the country. 22— Meridian to vote for postmaster. 23— Dr. Phillips gives details of plans to assist poor boys. 26— Society. 27— Ireland again to grow tobacco. 28— 23—Editorial comment. 90—How to be socially attractive. 31—Gold hoard fails to check panics. 32 Swordfish kills shark. ■jJ— A Modern Cinderella, by Dolly Dal* .vmpie. The Book Shelf. 36 (josalp of London stage. 37— Theat res. 38- Automobile gossip. 8b—Yarns of the courthouse gang. 40—Judge Jones tells why Posey riot was bloodless. 41 Markets. 42— Wage earners suffer from monetary system. 43- 50- Magazine section. 51-64—Comic supplement. iflilED.j IN NEW YORK CITY President Speaks at Several Banquets—Is Royally Entertained . * j New York, January 18.—President Taft tonight paid one of his frequent Satur day night visits to Nev\r York, filling din ner engagements, chief among which was thf.t with the Ohio society at its annual banquet. Earlier in the evening lie at tended a private dinner given in honor oi Andrew D. White, former president of Cornell university, and had a tentative engagement to drop In later at the ban quet of the Dutchess County (New York) society. Tomorrow the President, who will spend the night at the home of Ills brother, lldiry W Taft, will address the.annual roinention of the Order of b'Nail B’Klth in this city, and after another night at lus brother's residence will go to New Raven, Conn., where he exppets to make his home after retiring from the presi dency, for a brief visit. lie p'ans to re turn here Monday evening, attend the theatre and board a midnight'train for Washington. Mrs. Taft accompanied him on his trip here. Meet With Phipps When President Taft entered the ban quet iia.lL where the dinner to former1 President Andrew D. White of Cornell was \o be held tonight, the first person he saw was Henry Phipps, the Pittsbur/ steel man. The President stretched his hand out and smilingly said: ‘How do you do. Mr. Phipps?" Mr. Phipps looked blankly at the Pres ident a moment. "Pardon me. I don t seem to recall your face.” he said. A wave of laughter from the diners' brought a smile to the President's face, which had clouded for a second. "Mr. Phipps,” he suld, “I think if you take a good look at me you will recall.” Before the President could complete Ids sentence Mr. Pldpps, who had continued gazing intently at him. broke in with: "Why. President Taft, 1 beg our par- i don. I really did not recognize you." The President laughed as he warmly j shook Mr. Phipps by the hand and walked lo the place reserved for him. i Mr. Phipps took the matter good na turedly and laughed with the rest of the diners. President Taft, in his speech at the Ohio dinner, came out strongly against the bill before Congress providing for In dependence for the Philippines in eight years. "If I were a partisan I shouldn't ask anything better than that the democratic party should pass this bill and go obt of the Philippines in eight years,” he sab! “The passage of this bill would make a mess and a muss that would return *•> plague the men responsible for It for J5 years. Would Defeat Own Efforts ”js It possible.” the President asked "that little as this demoncratlc adm'.n (CtstlssH ea Pace Sieves) INFANTRY SEIZES PIER ALLEGED TO BE FEDERAL PROPERTY Coal Trestles in Buffalo Claimed as Property of the United States Covernment Buffalo, N. Y , January 18.—A company of the Twenty-ninth Infantry marched from Fort Porter to the foot of Erie street today and seized that part of the Delaware, hr'kawanna and Western coal trestle which the government alleges en croaches orf federal property. The land extends hack 15 feet from the water along about 1000 feet of the harbor en trance and is worth several hundred thou sand dollars. It has been the subject of litigation between the railroad and the government for 20 years. Todays warlike demonstration was made upon the recommendation of John I.ord O'Brian, United States attorney, lie recently submitted a report to Attor ney General Wlekersham covering the status of the fight for possession of the property, and today R. C. Strickland, as slstant attorney general, came here with sealed orders from the Secretary of War to the commandant to place his whole force, under the direction of Mr. O'Brian and Mr. Strickland. The soldiers marched upon the dock equipped for an indefinite sta>. The next move; Mr. O'Brian said, rests with the railroad and unless if moves quickly, he added, the trestle will be torn down. Belonged to Government Washington. January 18. The federal soldiers were ordered to take possession of the “North'’ pier at Buffalo by Sec retary of War fltimson at the request of Attorney General Wlekersham. The government has disputed the Lackawan na's right to the pier for many years. The department of justice Im said to have convinced ih* Secretary of War that the United States had a clear claim to the property and It. T. Strickland, an attorney of the department, lert Washington a few days ago for Buf falo with Secretary" Stimson'8 order. United States Attorra y O’Brian at Buf falo consulted the Attorney General several times In th government's ef fort to eject, the railroad. The government’s claim to ownership of the pier, it is aid. Is based upon more than 50 yea’s of continuous un disputed occupancy. The pier was ac quired by the United States In 1826 and no question of ownership was raised until 1818. when it is declared the rail road became a squatter and acquired a foothold. In 1910 an order was i/3ued by the 'Continue* on Pngt Eleven) WILSON HAS MADE NO DECISION AS JO' CABINET PERSONNEL Has Not Consciously Con ferred With Any Pros pective Candidates THINKS POSITIONS VERY RESPONSIBLE President-Elect Anticipates Little De lay iiftietting Acceptances From Such Men as He May Choose for Various Portfolios # - rrineeton, .T., January 1S.—Presl dent-elect Wilson reiterated tonight that he had made absolutely no decis ion as to the personnel of his cabinet and added that, thus far, he had not conclously conferred with any pros pective candidates. ‘‘1 wouldn’t do that," he said, "until [ Had finally made up my mind to pick a man. I haven’t consciously consulted with any future cabinet members"— and added as an after-thought "though I might have consulted with some men whom I might subsequently choose." Mr. Wilson again expressed his be lief that it was unlikely any of the men whom he selects for his cabinet will decline to accept the portfolios offered them. It had been suggested to him that many men were loath to give up their business to enter the cab inet. He said he realized the sacri fices that were necessary sometimes. Responsible Positions "A cabinet position, too," lie re marked, "is a very responsible one where you don't get very much credit for your successes and catch It hard for your failures." Fie anticipated lit tle delay, however, he said, in getting acceptances from such men as lie might choose for the various portfolios, and said that not until he had made up a complete slate would lie begin to con sult those whom In* had picked out. When Mr. Wilson was Informed to night that people in Washington wero taking it for granted that a popular reception will be substituted for the Inaugural ball, he said he had expected to receive suggestions along that line. "I assumed." he said, "that something would be substituted. I rather hoped that Mr. Eustis would lay some plan before me." William Corcoran Eustis, the inaug ural chairman, was reported to have mailed his reply today to the governor's letter recommending elimination of the ball. The governor said lie had not yot received it and probably would not un til be reached ills office in the itate tious‘3 at Trenton on Mac.day. The governor siti<l he expected bury days next week in the New Jersey leg islature. He will ask State Senator Warren Davis to introduce on Monday the several corporation bills that have been drafted by the governor, Judge Bennett Van Syckle and Chancellor Edwin Walker. HELEN GOULD WILL SPEND ONLY $1000 FOR HER TROUSEAU New York, January 18.—Although she Is one of Hie richest women In America, Helen Miller Gould will confine the ex pense of her wedding trosseau to within $1000. The latter figure was that fixed by Madeline Force, now the widow of Col. John Jacob Astor, when she was married, and it was a shock to Fifth avenue modistes. Many wealthy brides have spent it) or 20 times this amount. Whan Alias Gould marries Finley J. Sheppard at her Tarrytown home next Wednesday site will he gowned in ivory white with satin and rose point lace trimming^ with a court train and a rose point veil. Miss Gould's favorite colors are purple and gray and most of her trosseau is made | of these colors. RAILROADS RUN ~ DESPITE STRIKE Bangor, Ale., January 18. Although all the J60 locomotiv© engineers and firemen employed oi. the Bangor and Aroostock railroad struck today for an increase in wages, the road's passenger service was maintained in part. Trains were manned by men brought here from outside the state several days ago in anticipation of the strike. Freight serv ice, which is devoted largely t«> hand ling print paper, was nt a standstill The only disturbance reported in the day occurred at M illl nock, where, it was said, an unsuccessful attempt was made by strike sympathizers to re move the crew of a train from Bangor. SISTER MARY SEMMES DIES IN TENNESSEE Nashville, January in. The funeral of rfistei Mary DcSales Semmes, grand daughter of Admiral Raphael gemmes of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, oc curred here todav at St. <*ecilin academy. It was there she took the veil a month ago. She wa^ 21 years old and her family home was in Arkansas. [O’NEAL DECLINES 10 ASK TAFT TO Refuses to Officially Aid in Securing Dam Across the Coosa River PURPORTED DAM A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE In Letter to J. W. Worthington, the Governor Doubts Propriety of Using Official Position to Help Private Corporation Montgomery. January 18.—(Special.)—• Declaring that he does not believe that the construction of a dam across the Coosa river by the Alabama. Power com pany would be a matter of revenue op interest to the state of Alabama, and doubting the propriety of using his of ficial position for the purpose of securing a federal franchise for a private corpora tion, Governor O’Neal tonight declined to use his influence to Induce President Tatt to withdraw his veto to Senate bill 7313, providing for the construction of a dam at Lock 18. The governor’s letter of declination was addressed to J. W, Worthington, at Wash ington, D. Cm who la interested in the construction of a dam by the Alabama Power company at Lock 18, on the Coosa river. Mr. Worthington several days ago addressed a communication to the gov ernor, urging him to come to Washing ton and urge the President to withdraw his veto to the bill providing for the construction of the dam. Mr. Worthing ton's request was reinforced by resolu tions of several commercial organizations in the state. A Private Enterprise The governor declared that the advo cacy of a policy beneficial to the people at large is an entirely different thing from the support of a private enterprise, and asserted that his declination to par ticipate in the effort suggested sprung from no hostility whatever to the cor poration interested. The following is the governor’s letter: "In response to your request reinforced by the resolutions of the commercial bodies of several cities of the state rhat I lend my aid to the contemplated 11 fort to induce the President to withdraw ills veto of Senate bill 734J, authorizing the construction by the Alabama Poh »r com pany of a dam across the Coo:-a river or, failing therein to aid in securing the passage of said bill over said veto, I beg leave to state that I uin not, for the fol lowing reasons, able to persuade myself tjiut the construction of such a dam is a matter of revenue or interest to the slate of Alabama. In view of this con clusion you will, no doubt, agree to the impropriety of such suggested action on rav part, as governor, in aid of a private enterprise. "While I am firmly committed to the policy of encouraging the Investment ot foreign capital in Alabama for the de velopment of our resources, t do not think that this would justify me In using suen prestige as may attend my official posi tion to actively engage in securing a federal franchise for a private corpora tion. "Eminent lawyers differ as to the right of the state to tax the power accruing from the erection of a dam on or across a navigable stream. Whether the state has such power or not is. in Alabama, an academic question, if, under the law. our slate formerly had such power, it has already parted with it. By the gen eral and speefal laws of this state, which w'e re-enacted some years prior to my administration, the right to develop water power was conferred on individuals and. private corporations by these laws it would seem that the state has surren dered or conveyed whatever title or in terest. or easment it may have possessed In the st reams of Alabama, and these laws being granted would seem to con stitute .* contract by which the state Is bound. •'I am. therefore, of opinion that the only right this stale lias over water power or hycfro-electrio companies is the light it possesses under its general power* to regulate public utilities, to control or reg ulate and fix charges and rates, and as this Is in no way connected with the crea tion of any benefit to the state, I am forced to the conclusion that th** atat* has no such interest as would warrant me, as governor, in pressing the passage of i his bill. "The general advocacy of a policy bene ticlal to tiie people at large is a different tiling from the support of a specific pri \ate enterprise, the paramount object of which is, of course, individual profit, and from which the public benefit is but a minor Incident. • My Inclination to participate in the ef fort suggested springs from no sentiment ef hosltllity whatever to the corporation interested, but. simply from a regard for the proprieties of my official station." NO FURTHER RISE EXPECTED IN OHIO Evansville, fnd., January IS.- After a canvass of the Ohio river flood situation here today it was found that $2000 would provide relief for all refugees an l that this amount was set aside by the tit'. Adjutant General McCoy, representing Governor Ralston, reported to him tm state aid was needed. The river wa.' stationary at a stage of 4K.5 today and no further rise is expected. CHAOTIC CONDITION OF AFFAIRS RULES MEXICO Fan Francisco, January 18.—The tale of a lone Mexican patrol who stood on the beach and opened tire w ith a i ifle on an ocean liner was brought here last night by the Pacific mail steamer Han Juan, which arrived fro/h Mexican ports. Lewis Cordon, first assistant engineer, was shot through the side by the vessel a assistant, who sent a fusillade of bullets across the bow of the ship as it was leaving Acapulco. Complaint was made to Vice Consul Penguin, and the mart, who gave his i name as l>r. Jose Avalos, wa* arrested. Officials and passengers on the San Juan told stories of a chaotic *tate of af fairs on the west coast of Mexico. Refu gee: are crowding Into the coast towns j and foreigners are being hunted by out- i laws and revolutionists. Washington, January lb.—General Bel tiun, commander of the Mexican federal forces at Vera Cruz, and Commander Azuetu. In charge of the arsenal there, have been removed. Beltran commanded the federal forces which pot down the uprising led by Gen. Felix Diaz, now a Itisoner In Vera Cruz. Dispatches to the state department to day tell of rumors of a threatened re volt in Vera Cruz, having for its object the release of Diaz, but contain no reason for the removal of Beltran and Azuetu. The city of Acapulco, supposed to he surrounded by rebels, is not entirely cut oif from communication, and the state department has been informed that a wire is still open by way of Manzanillo. A report from unofficial sources scales that an attack was made on Acapulco yester day. but no details were given. Michael J. Hart of Mount Carmel. Ills , is In jail at Hmpalme De Gonzalez for k'lling a. brigand while defending his own life. He surrendered to the authorities. The American embassy reports the case had been called to its attention.