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2000 Soldiers On Hand Ready to Cope With Car
Strike Situation—Begin Duty Early
This Morning
Strikers Demand Forced Arbitration of Governor
Ralston—Governor Declares He Will Inforce
Law At All Hazards
Indianapolis, November 6.—Indiana’s entire national
guard, consisting of more than 2000 soldiers, are encamped in
different parts of Indianapolis tonight ready for duty in con
nection with the strike of employes of the Indianapolis Traction
and Terminal company.
Special train* brought the troops un
der hurried orders* and they were de
trained In the hu bur bn, virtually sur
rounding the town. Great neereey. wan
maintained an to the movement and
arrival of the militia and few cfttlseua
Knew that the tr«,«i>* had been called
out until late today.
The trains bringing the soldiers were
•topped outside of Indianapolis by of
ficers of the National Guard and given
directions. All companies wore held when
they arrived until they were of such
number that it was deemed safe to bring
j them into the ctyy. This was done to
k prevent any clash with t^e strikers, who
^ after learning the troops had been called
«.ut were on the downtown streets In large
numbers. The troops will no. begin duty
Until early* tomorrow morning.
Whether the street cars are to be
manned by soldiers, officers in charge
would not say tonight. Martial law had
not been declared early tonight, but such
a proclamation is expected to be issued
from the governor’s office before morn
Late this afternoon nearly 300 women,
members of the Garment Workers’ union,
lushed across the state house lawn, Into
the capitol and to the governor's office,
where they demanded that Governor
Ralston force arbitration in the street
car strike and call a special session of
the state legislature. Many of the wom
en were hysterical and Mrs. Edna Davis,
president of the union, declared: “We
are willing to take up arms to help win
this strike.”
Will Enforce Law
Governor Ralston, answering t lie wom
en, asserted that he had no authority to
force arbitration, but that he had taken
ttn oath as governor of Indiana to. sup
port the constitution and to enforce the
$ law. He said ho was in sympathy with
i the union men. hut could hot allow a
condition OL lawlessness 10 exist, ana it
was his sworn duty to protect life and
Brig. Qen. William McKee, in command,
of the militia, is said to have stated that
he knew nothing of the street car strike
officially, hut had been told there was
rioting in Indianapolis and that he had
been ordered to end the disorders. This
he said he would do.
A suit for a receiver for the street car
company, which whs set for hearing to
day, was postponed until tomorrow be
cause of the illness of an attorney for the
company. *
A second suit for a receivership was
filed late today by Judge Frank Roby,
former member of the state appellate
No attempt was made by the company
to move cars today.
Hopes for Agreement
Governor Ralston announced that he
was withholding the proclamation of
martial law in the hope that tho
strikers and the street railway com
pany would be able to come to terms
during the night. It was learned that
two members of the Indiana public util
ities commission had asked traction
company officials to submit the differ
ences to arbitration.
The company representatives agreed
to receive a committee of its own em
polyes and try to conn* to an agree
ment with them providing the charter
of the local union of the Amalgamated
Association of Street and Electrical
Railway Employes was cancelled and
that the strike leaders and organizers
leave the city# The company also
agreed that in case it and the employes’
committee Were unable to reach an
agreement by November 31, to leave the
settlement with the public utilities
None of the strike leaders would ex
press an opinion as to what the strikers
would do in regard to the company’?
Four companies of the state militia
are quartered in the basement of the
I state c apitol. As the trbnps "marohej
nkii'g the streets they were hooted by
the crow'ds.
“Poor Health” Gains Con
fessed Dynamiter’s Re
lease From Califor
jj, nia Prison
Los Angeles, November t>. -urtie E.
McManigal. the confessed dynamiter,
will be formally freed soon, according
to a statement made today by John
3». Fredericks, district attorney, who
Monday last ordered the informer’s re
lease from the county jail because of
the prisoner's "poor health.”
Frederick said the reports that Mc
Manigal was fleeing secretly from thy
country to avoid old associates was
unfair to the state and to the inform
er’s old associates as well.
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^ l—National guard surrounds Indianap
Leaders insist currency charges
must *be remedied.
Gaston resigns as probate judge.
McGuire denies tie gave Hennessy
graft Information.
Instructions to O'Shaugnessy not
J Land congress comes to close.
3 important Issue raised in court in
Harvester suit.
4 Editorial comment.
5— Lane thinks park unavailable for
auditorium site.
Morning’s medley of day’s doings.
'I’eam captains for free dispensary
Wilson Brown In critical condiion.
6— Society.
) 7—Sports.
8— Underwood rally in Montgomery to
be. big occasion.
9— Senate passes resolution to probe
Louisville and Nashville.
I 11—Markets.
: 12—Dr Eaves submits report.
Selma Making Big Prepara
tions for House Leader’s
Visit Tuesday
Selma, November 6. — (Special.)
Practically all arrangements for the
I holding of the black belt Underwood
rally here next Tuesday night were
completed this afternoon by those who
have tiie visit of Mr. Underwood to
Selma in charge.
While in Selma Mr. Underwood will
be the guest of L. M. Hooper. He will
arrive in Selma at l o’clock, coming
by Montgomery, and it is expected
quite a number of his Selma friends
will meet him on the arrival of the
train and welcome liIni to Selma.
At tiie speaking Tuesday night which
will be held at the Academy of Music.
U. M. Hooper will preside. William B.
Craig, ex-member of Congress from the
Fourth district, and who was a col
league of Mr. Underwood for years, will
introduce him. After his arrival in Sel
ma Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Underwood
will be lunched at the home of Mr
Hooper, and at 3:30 o'clock will be
turned over to a kinswoman, who with
other relatives will drive him over Sel
ma and vicinity and point out the dif
ferent places of interest. From 4:3(1
until 0 o’clock Mr. Underwood will hold
an informal public reception at the
Fallas club, where It Is expected he
will meet hundreds of tiie voters of
this portion of the state.
Mr. Underwood will leave Wednesday
morning for his home in Birmingham.
Woman Pleads (iuilty
Pensacola, Fla., November 6.—Mrs.
Martha A. Green, aged 70, today pleaded
guilty to charges of defrauding the
government by forging pension orders.
She was sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary and to pay a fine of $500.
Because of her age the sentence was
Bartlet Indicated on Early Returns—New York Republicans
I Admit Tliey Have Not Working Majority in Assembly.
But Two Votes Are Lacking
New York. November 6.—The eleo
|\ tlon of William E. Werner, republican,
( [ as chief Judge of the court of appeals.
|r Wll3 claimed tonight by William Barnes,
E jr, republican state chairman. Early
turns had Indicated a plurality for
{^Willard Bartlett, democratic and In
dependence league candidate.
Mr. Barnes conceded that the re
publicans had not elected a sufficient
number of republicans to the state as
sembly to control the lower house. They
elected only 74 mein^. he said, while
76 are needed for a a jority.
Figures received by C. Irman Barnes
from 48 counties, most of them upstate,
give a plurality of 93.209 for Werner.
In 12 counties, including all those
comprising the city of New York, the
plurality for Bartlett is 89.628, accord
ing to the chairman's figures, indicat
ing Werner’s election by over 3000
Chairman Barnes claimed the two
votes necessary to give the party the
control in the assembly would be se
cured from among 31 members of "com
plicated independence”—men whose
election was brought about through
coalition of progressives with either
the republicans or the democrats. Mr.
Barnes claims that the progressives
elected only four assenablymeji. He con
cedes the election of 41 democrats.
A 5 BURtEiON . •
£0*V«l«HY 1901 •» A 5WIWO-.
Representative D. J. Lewis of Mary-1
land, author of the parcel post law and j
the recognized congressional authority
on express and telegraph and telephone
'questions, urges that the government
pass oVer the question of purchasing
the v^wt properties of the Postal and
Western Union Telegraph companies.
His Idea is to have the government con
tent itself with the 3,300,000 miles of
interurban and long distance telephone
wires, which, being of copper, can be
utilized by the postoffice department
for the simultaneous transmission of
both telegraph and telephone messages.
These, he estimates, can be acquired for
about J20U.000.000. thus establishing
the government as a competitor of the
commercial systems and paving the
way for purchase of the telegraphs
Theodore N. Vail is president of the
Western Union Telegraph company.
Leaders Insist That Coir •
mittee Vote Back Amend0°
ments to the Bill
Entire Shift in Makeup of Bill Made,
Declares Chairman Owens.
Regional Bank System
\\ jimIiiugton, November tt.—Demo
cratic leaders iu the Senate decided late
today that imleMN the Senate banking
anil currency committee promptly voted
back into the ailmfnlatration currency
••III Nome of the fundnnientalN that it
hail eliminated, n party conference or
cauciiN would |»e called for the begin
ning of next week to cOiiNhler the .sub
Telegrams were sent to absent dem
ocrats urging them to return to Wash
ington jyt once. The senate committee
had continued to make changes in the
House bill to which supporters of the
administration took objection end a
number of democratic senators at the
White House during the day told Pres
ident Wilson that no progress would
be made by permitting the House bill
to be buffeted about in a committee
wherein a coalition of republicans and
’insurgent” democrats would alter the
entire theory of the measure. It is not
known what position the President
took. Newspaper men who asked the
President whether a caucus would be
called were told by him that it was u
subject for the Senate to decide.
Work on Private Report
Tonight it became known that four
stanch administration supporters on
the committee—Senators Owen, Hollis,
Pomerene and Shafroth—had been
working quietly on a report which they
probably will submit to their demo
cratic colleagues, Senators Heed, O’Gor
man and Hitchcock. Should they de
cline to sign it, it is believed that the
plan will be to submit the report to
the democratic caucus or conference.
Senators who insist upon some kind
of party action take the position that
the democratic party will be required
to stand sponsor for whatever legis
lation is enacted, that efforts to get a
non-partisan report means intermin
able discussion, lots of wrangling on
compromises that would seriously delay
the passage of the bill and embarrass
consideration of the remainder of th<»
party programme in the regular ses
sion of Congress.
Hope for Change
Many senators were still in’ hopes
that a change of sentiment would yet
develop in the committee and a,o
agreement be reached before November
10, the date on which it had been ex
pected by the,White House and promi
nent administration supporters that a
bill would be reported to the Senate.
President Wilson has not relaxed in
j his determination to have the currency
bill passed during the present session
j and many democratic senators have in
dicated to him that they are restive tin
, der the delay and want to make the bill
a party measure.
Washington, November C.—Amendments
characterized by Chairman Owen as “al
tering the entire theory of the bill” were
written into the administration currency
measure today by a coalition of repub
lican and democratic members of the Sen
ate banking committee. The administra
tion supporters in the committee w^re
decisively outvoted on all but one of the
points settled today and later the talk o?
a calicos of democrats to discipline the
committee was revived. Notices wfipe
sent out summoning absent democrats
back to the Senate chamber, but no defin
ite call for a caucus was issued.
The committee today voted into the bill
the following affirmative provisions:
“That the regional banks to administer
the new currency scheme be capitalized
by public subscription, the stock not
taken by the public to be taken up by
the member banks of the system.
That each regional bank be controlled
by nine directors, five to be named by the
government through the federal reserve
board and four to be chosen by the mem
ber batiks.
That the new currency to be Issued be
treasury notes, obligations of the United
States, loaned to the banks, and not bank
notes guaranteed by the government.
This sustains the administration bill at
it passed the House.
Redeemable in Gold
That the new notes be redeemable in
' gold” by the regional bank and tin
treasury and not in “gold und lawful
money” as provided by the administration
With the exception of the proposal tc
indorse the administration provision mak
ing the currency, government notes, each
amendment today split the democratic
side of the .committee. Senators Ueed
and Hitchcock voted with the five repub
licans to make the regional banks pub
i licly owned and government controlled.
I as against the admlnisti ation proposal for
! bank owned and bank controlled regional
bunks On the proposal to eliminate fht
' words lawful money” from the redemp
j tlon clause of the bill. Senator O’Gor
tCouiiuucd oa Fag« Eight)
Mexican Political Figure Victim of Would-Be Assassins in Ha
vana, Cuba, While Walking Along Street—Remark About
Carranza Said to Have Provoked Attack—Entire
Party of Assailants Placed Under Arrest
Havana, November tj.—General Felix Diaz was stabbed by
a Mexican at .10:30 o’clock tonight. He was wounded twice,
probably not fatally.
The attack on Diaz oecured while he was walking on the
Maleeon, a fashionable promenade, lie was wounded behind
the ear and in the neck, besides receiving several blows on the
head from a cane.
Diaz was removed to a hosp
General Diaz/ with Cecilo Ocon, a
fellow fugitive from Mexico, and Luis
Malda were listening to a band con
cert in the Malecon when a group of
Mexicans, among them a young Mexi
can, Perdo Guerrero, passed the Diaz
party. Diaz is said to have made
some unpleasant remarks about the
followers of Carranza, whereupon
Guerrero went to the seawall, where
other Mexicans were seated, and in
formed them of Diaz’s alleged insult.
The entire, group came back to
where Diaz and his friends were con
ital. His assailant was a n ested.
versing ami hot words were ex
changed. Guerrero sprang at Diaz
with a knife, wounding him. The
two struggled for a moment together
when a policeman seized Guerrero by
the shoulders. Someone drew a re
volver and fired. The bullet struck
Diaz’s wounds were superficial.
Guerrero is seriously wounded.
General Felix Diaz made his escape
from Mexican soil October 27, taking
refuge on board the Unitec^ States
4( oilltnii«‘il on I’agc Nine.)
Tenders Resignation to Gov.
O’NealOwing to III Health.
Tax Collector Teasley
His Successor
Montgomery. November 6.—(Special.)
Governor O’Neal this afternoon appointed
Tax Collector Charles B. Teasley pro
bate judge of Montgomery county, to suc
ceed Judge J. B. Gaston, resigned, and
appointed William T. Sheehan, editor t
the Montgomery Advertiser, as the sue- j
cessor of Mr. Teasley.
The appointments were announced sim
ultaneously with the receipt of Judge Gas
ton’s resignation, which reached the ex
ecutive late this afternoon.
Within an hour after the two appoint
ments hud been made, comment was
widespread throughout the city, though
of a most favorable nature. Judge Gas
ton bad been in ill health for months,
and his resignation was expected. As bis
successor, Tax Collector Teasley had re
ceived the most favorable mention and
the opinion wras general that he would be
! named for the office.
I William T. Sheehan had not been men
I tioned as Mr, Teasley’s successor in the
j event he should succeed to the probate
i judgeship, but his appointment has le
? celved favorable comment from all
j classes. Judge Gaston had heen probate
j judge of Montgomery county since 18K1.
j and was one of the most prominent offi
ICttntiaued on Fag* Mae)
Ambassador Page Reads
Message From Wilson.
Panama Canal Prob
lem Is Discussed
London, November 6.—A large and dis
tinguished gathering welcomed the Right
Hon. James Bryce, late British ambarsa
dor at Washington, at the dinner given
in his honor by the Pilgrims tonight. The
American ambassador, Walter H. Page,
read messages from the President of the
i'nited States, Joseph H. Choate, former
ambassador at London, and cithers. Pres
ident Wilson’s message was as follows:
“Few men have done more than James
Bryce in strengthening the ties of friend
ship and brotherhood which unite Eng
land and America.”
President of Panama Exposition Charles
C. Moore cabled:
”1 still hope tiie British and American
flags will wave together at San Fran
cisco In 1915.”
Discus-es Panama Problem
Mr. Bryce began his speech by express
ing the belief that the Panama question
would be solved in a manner satisfactory
to both countries. That belief, he said,
was based on his conviction of the recti
tude and elevated sense of honor and in
ternational justice possessed -y President
A large part of Mr. Bryce’s spe- -h was
devoted indirectly and directly to replying
to criticisms made by the r* a. e
profs of his work as ambassador, fie
emphasized the idea that tire British am
(Continued on Page Mae)
Appears as Witness in John
Doe Proceedings in New
York City
Reiterates Charge When Placed on the |
Stand—Produces List of Firms
Alleged to Have Come
From McGuire
\ew fork. November II.—Ueurge II.
NoGnlrr of Syraoujie denied on the
ufliiesN stand today that lie litid ever
furnlMhed John Heunesay, former
(iovernor Sulaser** graft Investigator,
with n list of eonatriictlon firms vthleh
bad been “aniHllHigged” Into giving
eninpnlgn eontrlbiitloiiN to Tammany
llnll, ns testified by tleunesNy last
McGuire, who la a brother of James K.
McGuire, former democratic mayor of
Syracuse, and with him a partner ip
the firm of McGuire tie Co., engaged in
bonding construction companies, and in
j liability insurance, appeared as a wlt
i ness in tlie John Doe proceedings in
stituted by District Attorney Whitman
to investigate Ilonnessy's charges.
After McGuire had sworn that he had
never specified to Hennessy a single in
stance of any construction company en-1
gaged in state highway or barge canal I
work having given up campaign oontri- j
buttons, he was withdrawn from the;
stand and Hennessy, taking his place. \
reiterated his statement and added that i
he could prove it by others.
Hennessy said that lie hud met M« -
Quire in tlie latter's room in a hotel in
Utica. September 1L’. lie produced a list
of firms which he said McGuire hod
named to him as having made contribu
tions. The list was written on stationery
of the hotel and Hennessy said lie had
taken it down In the presence or Me-1
“McGuire wanted me to defeat Mur
phy,” said Hennessy, “and said he wanted
these revelations made. But in* said ho
didn't want it known that lie had told
me anything owing to the affiliations of
ids brother.”
Did Contract Work
District Attorney Whitman elicited from
McGuire that bis concern had hint a
large business in bonding the contracts of
construction firms engaged in the state
highway and barge canal work and that
McGuire, after having given $.1-rt to Sul
zer as a campaign contribution had. at
Sulzer's request, given liif.OO to Hennessy
to enable the latter to pursue his investi
gations into the state highway depart
ment after the governor's special appro
priation had been cut off by too Assem
bly. This was in September la^t, .ifter
the governor's impeachment.
Hennessy, in support « f hi* version,
produced a telegram lie received October j
(Continued on I’ngc Nine)
Government Contemplates
Restriction Upon Use of
Term “Bank”
Calcutta. November 6.—The long string
; of bank failures In India is causing much
alarm and the government is conteniplat
; ing legislation restricting tlie use of the
term “bank" in this country. The gov
ernment has no intention of imposing
irksome restrictions on solid banking in
stitutions conducted by either foreign or
i domestic capital. .
Borne of the clauses of the new measure
! approved today by the Marquis of Crewe,
| secretary of state for India, bear striking
I resemblance to the provisions of the cur
rency bill now before the American con
gress, and It is believed the Indian gov
ernment has availed itself of Information
furnished as the result N>f Washington
searings on banking and currency.
India also has banking problems pecu
ar to herself. The Indian public is
slowly abandoning the time honored cus
om of bury.ng its gold and is adopting
he more lucrative practice of bank de
I pos its bearing interest. The government
insists that this practice should continue
“Ultimatum” to Huerta Par
tially Explained by Admin
istration, But Nothing
Definite Is Given Out
Wilson Emphasizes Determination Not
to Recognize" Huerta—U. S. Has
Not Said l ast Word in the
Parley—In Close Touch
With Congress
Washington, November rt.— No ilevel
opmenti, good, bad or Indifferent-— till*
WflM (lie word Hint came from the
W lilte 11 o ii mi* lute today a* to the *ta
Him of tlie >Sexienu *11 mi t l<m following
tlie presentation to f*voviMlonal I'ml
dent llnerta of the winli of the United
State* that lie re*lun.
Tho.se who had any doubt about the
press dispatches from Mexico City de
scribing the last representation made to
Huerta, had the situation clarified for
them to an extent by administration offi
cials. From the White House it became
known that the views of the United
States upon the recent election in Mex
ico were set forth in a cablegram to
Nelson O’Shaughnessy, the .ciyirge d’af
faires of the American embassy at Mex
ico City. This cablegram contained cer
tain “instructions.”
Just what tlie instructions were was
not divulged by tlie officials, who said
they wrere of a confidential nature. It
was recalled that when the negotiations
began with the Huerta government there
was no formal note but ’'instructions
to John Hind.” in this way recognition of
the Huerta government through techni
cality was avoided.
Has Not Said Last Word
From the way White House officials
discussed the situation there existed no
doubt in official circles tonight that the
Instructions to Mr. O'Hhaughnessy to con
vey the desires of the United Stutes to
General Huerta were substantially as
outlined in dispatches from Mexico City
I last Monday, although the state deimiiw
iuent s denial Unit am ‘ulMmatutp/’
been sent was ruga rdetj t»y mahj con
versant with the situation as Indicating
that the United States government in its
communication to Mr. O'Hhaughnessy, did
not necessarily mean that it had said
its last word in the parleys.
It became evident at the White House
that the President considers the elections
of October *Ji» not only Invalid as to the
vote on the presidency and vice presi
dency, but also as to the election of
members of congress. The news dis
patches today indicated that General
Huerta would convene the newly elected
congress and abide b> the decision as
to the legality of the elections. This \vas \
looked upon generally here as an Inten
tion on the part of General Huerta to
have the election nullified while he con
tinued in power indefinitely.
Though the President made it plain to
callers that he had no intention at pres
ent of laying the subject before Con
gress, he is keeping in close touch with
the capitol through Chairman Paeon of
the Henate foreign relations committee.
It is not regarded as likely that the Pres
ident will make any move until he hears
from General Huerta through Charge
O’Shaughness.x. Though newspaper press
dispatches have indicated that General
Huerta would refuse to retire officiAlix,
it was said nothing along this line of a
definite character had been received. Tlw>
President, incidentally, in discussing the
situation, spoke of the loyal attitude of
Charge O’Shaughenssy.
Alternative Measures
Alternative measures that the United
States might take ip event of a rejec
tlon by Huerta of the American demands
were variously discussed today in offi
cial circles. Attention centered chiefly
on the proposal to remove the embargo
on arms. The President indicated that
nothing new had been determined upon
in this connection.
In his recent address to Congress he
took a strong position against giving
arms to any faction on the ground that
more munitions of war meant added in
humanity in the strife.
Members of Congress, and especially
many pf the Senate foreign relations
committee, think the embargo should
(I 'on tinned on I'nge Ulght)
California Executive Makes
Short Talk on Massachu
setts Election
Chicago. November G.—Gov. Hiram W.
Johnson of California, fresh from his
activities in eastern campaigns, was
guest of honor at a dinner given by
the Chicago Progressive club tonight
Of the Massachusetts election he said
in a post-prandial speech;
“The theatre of action, from the na
tional standpoint, was Massachusetts.
Here was neither complication nor pre
tense. liird, the progressive candidate
for governor, was niilitantly progres
sive. Gardner, the republican candidate,
| represented the embittered opposition
| to progressistn.
".Side by side with reactionaries auil
the apologists of last year there fought,
| in behalf of Gardner, those nearly
progressive and the entire presidential
lightning rod contingent. In dulcet
tones Senators Cummins, Borah, Nor
ris and others pleaded for the old re
publican party, portray Its past, and,
in the name of its glorious traditions
and the division of offices that migh'
be made in the future, tearfully begg
progressives to return to their old a’

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