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VOLUME XXXXTII # BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA. TUESDAY, .1 AXUAHY 1.‘S, RU4 1- I’AGEK NUMBER ‘1W1 GARRISON ORDERS MEXICAN REFUGEES SENT TO FORT BLISS 3000 Officers and Men and 1500 Civilians Are on American F:de of the Border WOMEN AND CHILDREN M ILL BE ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY TROOPS Order Follows Lengthy Consultation Between Garrison and Wood. Will Hold Refugees Prisoners for a Time—Task Is a Difficult One M fliuhlimtoii, January 12.— \I1 tlio Meilean federal soldier*, now In the custody of the 1 ailed State* Border patrol force* at Presidio, Tex., will he .transferred to Fort tills* and interned there Indefinitely. Secretary Garrison ordered the transfer late today with permission to the refugee women and children to neeonipnn> the soldiers If they desire. About 3000 Mexican officer® and men fled across the Rio Grande when the vic torious constitutionalists entered Ojinap*., and with them besides many women and children, are some 1300 civilian refugees. The civilians are not prisoners and will ,'jne allowed to go where they wi.-ii. though 'f those desiring , to remain on American territory will have to satisfy the immt prat Ion officers. I ndertaking Difficult With Presidio GO miles from the near est railroad, it will be a difficult under taking to get the artny of prisoners to Its haven Brigadier General Bliss wiH march ids visitors northward to Marfa, i and there put them aboard tiains for /Fort Bliss, near El Paso. The thousand or more horses brought over probably will be used on the journey of five or six days, as there will have to lie wagons for the rick and wounded, women and children and the baggage. Secretary Gar ilson determined to hold the refugees, after an hour's consultation with Coun sellor Moore of the state department, Major General T.eoriard Wood, chief of staff, and Brigadier General Crowder, judge advocate general of the aimy. His , action is in continuation of tne policy adopted months ago in disposing of fed erate who crossed into Arizona from No gales, Sonora, and into Brownsville, Tex., from Matanioras, Tamali Pass. Some of the constituionalists soldiers who were driven across the line at other points were disarmed and allowed to “filter back” into Mexico when the coast was clear. For the present, however, there will be no more “filtering back, ’ Secre tary* Garrison announced, elthei of fed erate or constitutionalists. The secretary deckled that women aid children of Mexican soldiers in Texas ' should be allowed to remain with them \ in their detention camp and their Im f mediate wants In the matter of food * and shelter should be provided for by the array. May Change Policy It was expressly stated that this pol icy is intended to meet an emergency, and might be changed at any time. At present the United States will pay for the keep of Mexican soldiers and adher ents. but . later on the Mexican govern foment will be asked for reimbursement. ' Today’s order followed this telegraphic report from General Bliss, dated at Fort Sam Houston: “Full details situation at Presidio, Tew. cannot yet be given. Small parties fed erate still being brought in irom dis tant points, where they crossed border. Indications are we will have at least 3000 federal officers ami men besides large number wives and children of soldiers; also about 1000 horses. Commanding of ficer is supplying food, forage and wood. To insure proper supply of necessities he In making arrangements to move prison ers to Marfa. The matter of permanent ri '-amps is a serious one. Can author / Ity be given to ship them to Fort Rose crans, San Diego, where other prisoners are held? If so arrangements can bo made to begin shipment as soon as they begin to arrive at Marfa. If this can not be done. I request authority to trans fer immediately by rail from Marfa to Fort Bliss, where there is only sufficient force to guard. Please advise ire promptly, as preparations of camps water, etc., must be made immediately.* ^ Calls on Huerta Mexico City, January 12£—Charge O’Shaughnessy's first official act to day after his return to the capital from' Vera Cruz, where he conferred with / John Hind, was to call on President # Huerta. Mr. O’Shaughnessy said later their conversation did not include ques tions pertaining to the two countries and had no political significance. He said he had asked the President to intercede in a case which long had been pending between tile chancelleries and to obtain a letter of introduction for a friend. Mexican officials appear convinced that no change will take place in the gen eral situation as a result of the confer ence between Mr. O’Shaughnessy and Mr. Hind, and look to President Wilson to continue his policy of lotting the rebels and federals fight to a finish, without interference. •f Cruiser Arrives Vallejo, Cal., January 12.—The cruiser New Orleans, which arrived hetfe last night from Bremerton, Wash., began tak ing on ammunition today preparatory for service on the Mexican coast, relieving the cruiser Maryland. She will lea>e Wednesday or Thursday. The withdrawal of the Maryland will leave the Pitts burg as the only large vessel on duty off the Mexican west coast. * . •, MY REFUGEES ! Cavalry to Precede Army Along Route to Fort to Secure Pro visions Presidio, Tex., January 12.—Six Mex ican federal generals. 3300 fugitive sol diers and 1500 refugees, driven out nf c.Unaga by Gen. Francisco Villa's rebel forces, were put in readiness today for a OJ-mile march afoot to Marfa, Tex. The I soldiers will be interned at Fort Bliss in ! definitely. | Ai Marfa, the nearest railroad station. ! tl’e federal army which sought asylum in I the l ulled States after Mk* defeat by the rebels, will be guard'd by the border ■ patrol pending their (Inal disposition by ! the war department. Among the civilians arc 3207 women, as officially counted by Major McNamee. They also have 1000 federal army horses and mules. To Select Provisions Major McNamee sent cavalrymen along 111»_ road to select and provision camps at | the points whe*ro stops will be made. Food supplies will be issued through tin* army. Major McNamee was without definite advices as to where the fugitives would lie taken after they reached Marfa until lute today, when orders were received t > Intern the soldiers at Fort Bliss, and t. permit women and children to accom pany the troops. The whereabouts of Gen, Pascual Orozco end Ynez Salazar, commanders of fed eral volunteers, who liv'd from Ojinaga v\uii 700 cavalrymen, had tot been learned tonight. The arrest of Rafael Flores, Orozco's secretary, on tin* road between Presidio and Marfa gave rise to the belief that the general was on this side of the river. General Mercado of the federal regulars charged Orozeo and Salazar with coward lee and the rebels have sentenced them to execution if captured on the Mexican side. Villa Prepares to Leave General Villa at Ojinaga today started some of Ills troops to Chihuahua ami •innself prepared to leave to direct his compaign southward toward Mexico City. Hundreds of rifles and numerous field pieces were found In Ojinaga after the federal retreat. The field pieces were those which General Mercado wished to bring to Ameuv^n bccam5c he had jio armntmltion rot- tnvm, out wmcli he forded later to abandon. General Villa said he would use all the i Sties and guns in his future campaign against Huerta forces. The first federal garrison south of Chi huahua Is Torreon, 525 miles from the United States border. The suburbs of Torreon already are held by the rebels am General Villa said lie expected little opposition there against his march to Zacatecas, the next city south. Cracksmen Rob Theatre Buffalo, N. Y., January 12.—Cra^i men early today broke into the Acad emy theatre In the heart of the Main street business district, bound and gagged the watchman, blew open the safe and escaped with $1800 in cur rency. EAST SIDE GANG Thirty Members of Band Be gin Five Days in New York Workhouse New York, January 12.—Thirty mem bers of East Side gangs today began serving five-day workhouse sentences and “Dopey Benny” Fein, leader of a band that bears his name, and three of his lieutenants are being held without bond charged with homicide in connec tion with • the murder Friday night of Frederlcqk Strauss. A bullet fired by members of Fein's gang at an enemy struck Strauss as he was passing a hall where the gang sters and their friends were holding a dance. The murder of Strauss, who was :x prominent * German politician and as sistant clerk of i lie city court, came at la most inopportune time for the gang sters. The police dragnet to clear the cPy of professional criminals needed just such an occurrence to increase its scope to include the members of warring gangs who have terrorized the East Side for several years. Fein ami his three followers pre sented alibis for Friday night, but Dep uty Police Commissioner Dougherty said last 'night he had obtained suf ficient evidence to hold the four for trial on a murder charge. , CHINESE SPEND TEN DAYS IN BOILER VALVE ROOM Immigration Inspector Unearths Stowaways After Long Search—Subsisted on Rice and Drippings of Condensed Steam \ New York, January 12.— After a halt of duiu hours, tl. H. Sisson, Inspector In charge ^ of the Chinese bureau of the immigra * tfon service, brought to light today six Chinese stowaways who had spent 10 . days in the boiler valve room of the steamer Maasapequa. They had subsisted on a few handfuls of rice and the dripping of condensed steam. Two were ho weak that medical attention had to, he given while confinement in file room,, i which has an atmosphere of never loss than 125 degrees fahrenheit, and no venti lation, had brought all to the verge of physical collapse. None of the Chinamen had partaken of food during the three days the steamer lmd been tied up here. Fhe Massapepqua arrived Saturday from Puerto Mexico and the capudn attested that he had no Chinese aboard. In spite of this. Inspector Sisson searched every nook of the large steamer. The crew denied knowledge of the fact that the men were .on board. The Chi nese will be returned to Puerto Mexico. I__ ' I “I Will Never Return to Pemberton,” Says Pretty Miss Bradley MISS l)i:ill\ll I. DR A 1)1.131 Mobile. Ala., January 12.—“I will never return to Pemberton, now or never," Miss Delilah Bradley, pretty Now Jersey Kill, who eloped to Mobile with Joel M. Foster, told her father, Henry E. Brad ley, tonight. Miss Bradley was sum moned to the Fnited States attorney's office this afternoon. While the attor ney was closeted with her. Mr. Bradley wsm called into the room. "1 am here to take you back home." he said. She flatly refused to go. Tonight father and daughter met again. After the conference she said again: "I told my father that l would never re turn to Pemberton. My place is with Mr. Foster, and I am going to stick to him. I told my father that." When Mr. Bradley reached here today from Philadelphia, he was almost on the verge of a collapse. i — House Leader Expeets Im portant Legislation in the Near Future—May Not Take Stump Again n> C. K. STEWART Washington, January 12.— (Special.) Confident of his election to the Sen ate, Representative Underwood is back on the job in Washington keenly alive to the responsibility on his shoulders for the remainder of this session of Congress. "Tht re Is quite a deal «»f Important legislation to come before this session," said Mr. Underwood, "important to the country, and to tin* party in power. After we pass the great appropriation bills the question of trust legislation will come up. Upon this subject, no doubt, the President will speak in his message. Also there will la* legisla tion proposed on rural credits, i am I very much In favor of such legisla tion, and hope that we may he able to put it through at this session. Rural Credits Important "In France and Germany they have had for yeurs a system of rural credits that enables the farmer to obtain cap ital to meet his requirements at a rale of interest that is only enjoyed in this country by great concerns with enor mous resources. "Also," continued Mr. Underwood, "the committee on roads will bring in a good roads bill. 1 understand that such a bill Is in state of preparation and is likely that this session wil enact a good roads bill that we hope will go a long ways toward solving the problem of our national highways." rleased nun campaign Mr. Underwood expressed himself as greatly pleased at the reception he re ceived during his brief campaign In north Alabama. The House loader In dicated that the duties here would keen hint loo much occupied to again take the stump in Ids own behalf in Alabduri unless something unforeseen arose that would give hint the opportunity. | REFUSED TO ADMIT QUEEN TO MUSEUM London, January 12.—Because she re fused to give up her umbrella, the Queen of England was refused admittance to Not wick Castle musemum today. Queen Mary was accompanied ls the Bishop of Norwich. As it was a private visit, no notification had been given. The attendant, falling] to recognize the Queen, stubbornly re- j fused to admit her with the umbrella, j which she, with equal stubbornness, re fused to surrender. The bishop intervened, but without ef- ] feet until he disclosed the identity of] the royal visitor. Profuse apologies fol- j lowed and the Queen entered bearing her I umbrella In triumph. i •»••■•••••••••••••••••••••(■••••••••••••••• j TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Garrison orders refugees sent to Fort Bliss. Comer speaks at Gadsden. Congress settles down to work. Government strike reports unfair, says Shaw. 2— Thaw preparing to visit friends over state. . 3— Comptroller of New York plans.'bond issue. Fight governors of Alabama. 4— Editorial comment. 5— Ward to present resolution calling for Bodeker’s resignation. Ask dissolution of injunction agulnst the Lyric. Heflin leaves for Washington. Civic chamber getting ready for an nual election. .8—Society. 7— Sports. 8— Thornton Estes heads builders. 9— Local hearing of steel suit ends 11— Markets. 12— Crucial test for administration in next few months. .. .. | FREE THE STATE AND SWEEP THAT GANG OUT OF OUR POLITICS -EX-GOVERNOR COMER The Former Governor Calls Names in Denouncing Tat ties of Those Now in Control of Alabama CHEERED BY GREAT CROWD AT GADSDEN Speaking of Committee Action Says “Let's Give Them a Jim Dandy Majority”—References to Present Governor R> ( . \. \ P.RBIK K Gadsden. January 12. - (Special.l—Calling upon the voters of Etowah county to put down domination of the state by ma chine poltlcs. And to "sweep that gang* i ut of our politics." former Governor B. R Comer spoke for two hours in* the courthouse this morning to hundreds of Comer enthusiasts. "Sometime ago.” he said, "Tile Ago ILernld published a picture. Many of you saw It. It was entitled ‘ills Master's Voice.' And there was the governor of Alabama listening to the words from a graphophohf. And the message from ihe graphoplicme was labeled the 'R NV and ‘Charley Lewis ' Gentlemen, in tins strongest language of which I am capable of using l want to say to yon that that tune shall never be played If I am elect ed governor. The only master 1 know is the people. [ will do their will. And I want it understood that I am as much, opposed to the liquor boss as l am to the railroad boss.” Thunderous applause indorsed his statement. In introducing Mr. Comer, John A. luster referred to the fact that for the first lime in history the people of Alabama propose to re-elect a man who already has been governor. He said there will be only one primary in the governor's race, tliat of April «». He introduced Mr. Comer as the last and the next governor. Mr. Comer called attention to the state ment that he was the "last governor.” This evoked much laughter. * Carried Out Promises •'You gave me a majority twice—when I was a candidate for railroad commis sioner end when 1 ran for governor.” he said. "I did as I said 1 would do. If we mode mistakes, you are responsible for we did just what you said we should do. In the national democracy is written the will of the people, and it is being carried out. 1 say. in God's name, let* ecmuv back lure to Alabama and sweep out this gang, which is endeavor ing to control our state. It’s Comer and anti-Comer. That is the issue today. "I have in my hand here a little pam phlet from Louisville. Ky, 'it’s about Comerltis, of the Jim Dandy brand. Let’s give ’em a Jim Dandy majority. Let’s tell Louisville tiiat they can’t come down here and run this state. By the way, this pamphlet Is anonymous. Whenever f put out anything, T sign my name to it. You do tile same thing. "They call me a 'railroad halter.’ Back there in 1907 they talked about the Comer panic. Reminds me «»f a group in Mont gomery which was discussing the Comer panic. Finally one old white-haired man from Washington county said: * I’ll tell you, this man Comer is the greatest man tliat ever lived. He bus brought on a panic in Europe, Asia and Africa.’ ” Work for hducalion Mr. Comer spoke of his work for educa tion, for the rural schools, the county high Schools, the normal schools. Monte vallo, Auburn and the university. “Kvery little white school house Is an eloquent speaker for Comer.’* “The present governor said 1 left the state $1,000,000 in the hole,” lie continued. “Here is the report of tin* committee which reported on the condition of the terasury two days after T retired* from office. There was $925,000 there then. On February 14 there was $#124,000. I’p t«» Oc tober 1 of tha tsame year It bad not l»eeu found necessary to borrow any money for the state. Nobody ever said we took it, either. And nobody ever said, when I was governor, that there were some handsome lawyers down there who put a price on every office. “When you give money for educational purposes, you don't spend it. you invest it. You don’t have to trace what wc spent by an Investigating board. They have had numerous Investigators down there recently. There was one investigation— that of the convict department, conducted by Gene Steiner, a railroad lawyer. I don’t know whether this is true or not, but some one reported that a friend went to Steiner and said. See here. Gene, you’d better go slow on this investigation. You may catch some one of your friends.’ And Gene is reported to have replied: Set the plow shallow.’ Reference to I.iqnor Question 51 r. Comer declared that every law writ ten by the Comer legislatin'' had been in dorsed by the succeeding legislature ex cept one. the prohibition hill. He suid that only eight comities have departed from the Comer bill, which now stands In .">9 counties. “About liquor,” the speaker continued, "I understand you are having some trou ble' in making convictions under tbe pro hibition law stand, if I am elected gov ernor. they will all stand all right. When tlie liquor question came up in my ad ministration. 1 advised my friends to let it alone for awhile. W<- had local option, and it was clear that 00 per cent of the counties would he prohibition. Hut they had come fresli from the people, they be lieved tlie people wanted It. and they passed the prohibition bill. I stood by m.v friends then, and I'll do it again. The Fuller bill was written by the New York Bar asoctation; it is tlie same bill as they wanted In New York." Mr. Comer declared that many of the old men of the state have used whisky and want to use it. But, from a business standpoint, it Is not wise to put it in the hands of I lie 5'oung men. He said the stnte should underwrite its young men and should protect them from every hazardous risk. Liquor is one of those risks, he declared. Promises of His Opponents The speaker told his auditors of the work of the Comer administration in doubling the pension appropriations. “You will hear them say. ‘We're go ing to increase your pensions and give you more money for your schools and wo're going to decrease your taxes at the same time.’ How in the name of common souse can you decrease taxes arid increase appropriations?'' Regarding taxtion Mr. Comer said that the county back tax commissioner (Coatluuril uu Page Seoul CONGRESS SETTLES DOWN TO WORK Antitrust Legislation to be Big Business of Winter, But Con gressmen. Awaiting President’s Message. Turn At tention to Minor Matters Washington. January 12. Congress set tled down to Its long regular session to-I day after a recess dating from the pas- j sage of the currency reform bill just he- i fore Christmas. The coming adminlstra- j non antitrust legislation programme loomed up as the big business of the.win ter; but with the prospect of waiting until next week for the President's message, both houses turned activeh to other mat ters. I In the House return to work was cele brated by prompt passage «»f the ttrst ot . the annual supply m-asines, the District | of Columbia appropriation bill and the | Introduction of the usual day batch of miscellaneous measures. The Senate be gan debate on the Alaskan government railroad bill. Antitrust experts In both houses began a period of extraordinary activity, to end ♦ when the anti-trust programme is written into law before the dose of the season. Actual committed work will be delayed pending President Wilson s address. A rough draft of the address will be brought to Washington by 11 it* president and later in the week Chairman Clayton of the I louse judieiarv enmmlit■ • . and Chairman Xewlatida of the Senate commerce com mittee prqlmbly will be railed into eonfer ence with the President and Attorne> < Icneral Me Hey nolds Meanthhe Chairman t’liu t>m and Repre sentative* Carlin and Floyd * * f tin* House committee are reviewing the long list *i antitrust measures already before the committee. It Is not probable that un> of these bills will be accepted as a part of the administration plan, but ill the Ideas embodied In them will he considered Senator Xewlands of the Senate commerce committee expects to take up the anil tiu&t programme Friday. “I HAVE HAD REAL ! VACATION,” SAYS PRESIDENT WILSON Executive, on Way to Wash ington, Discusses Proposed Legislation—Rural Cred its Important Charlotte. X. C.. January 12.—Antitrust and rural credits legislation are consid ered of paramount and Immediate impor tance by President Wilson. Though this, influence of the executive will be cx | erted in behalf of other measures as well j j during the present session of Congress. | ho indicated in a conversation with the j !correspondents aboard his train today that in the immediate future these two sub jects would occupy tin* forum of public attention. The President showed clearly that these reforms in particular had been on his mind during his vacation at Pass Chris tian, Miss. Besides sketching his trust ! message, which will be characterlsticalB brief, the President carefully studied the I report of the commission that went I abroad to study rural credits. He exam ined also a bill on the subject prepared by Senator Fletcher, chairman of the commission, and said that he had Just written the .Flurhla senator asking him to ,• <11111*i lth him about it at t Kts Wf ite House when he got back. The President. ! remarked that the bill seemed sound in the main, though he thought som» addi | tlons ought to be made. Carrying Out Promises In giving his attention now to the trust and rural credits questions, the President feels that he not only is carrying out tht promises made in the party platform, but is fulfilling at the same time an informal understanding with members of the Sen ate and House who sought to bring the subject of rural credits into the discus sion of the currency hill and to prohibit Interlinking directorates and other trust evils by provisions in both the currency and tariff bills. It was only after tliej agreement among democratic leaders that ; all phases of the trust and rural credit problems would be handled separate! > that they were then eliminated from con-I slderatlon. While conferences on these questions have not all been arranged, the president i is planning to devote the remainder of the J week to consulting with members of his; cabinet and leaders in Congress and will i yead ilia trust message to a joint session j next Monday or Tuesday. In ad vi sod ol Developments The President said lie was unadvised ol I any late developments in the Mexican sit-| nation and seemed somewhat annoyed | I that Charge O'Shaughnessy' should have ■ been drawn into the limelight recently in j press reports that he was not in harmony with John Lind and the Washington ad ministration. The President had pointed nut pre viously that when Mr. Lind visited him. [ the work of Charge O’Shaughnessy was i mentioned only in the most favorable | tel ms. ! The train ride during the clay was a [ restful one for the President and his lam- j j jiy. Pew stops were mud?, hut at many t of the towns and cities the special was run through slowly while the President stood on the buck platform and waved I his hat in response to the cheers. The President will arrive in W ashington early tomorrow, looking better than he J has in several months. His complexion has a ruddy , healthful glow and his step | is brisk and springy and he goes buck to Ids duties at the W hite House in much better physical condition than he was j when the strain of pre-inauguration activ ities in New Jersey brought him to Wash- | ington last March somewhat fatigued. “I have had a real vacation.” he told ; members of his party today with an *iir of keen satisfaction. MAY ELIMINATE CONVICT STRIPES IN NEW YORK CITY New York. January’ 12 —The convict I stripe will be eliminated from city prison^ during the administration of Mayor: •Mitchel, according to Dr Katherine B. ! Davis, corrections commissioner, who 1 made her first visit to Blackwell’s Island | today. The only woman member of the mayor’s cabinet was especially indignant because women prisoners have to wear striped garments. “You can’t reform a woman in b'*d ticking," she said. "I believe strongly in ! the psychology of clothes. A woman always lias more self-respect when sin has on her best clothes. Half the degrada tion and sullenness of tin prisoner s the result of their hideous stripes vftid shapeless garments.” Gingham, cut In modern styles, will displace the present material worn by women prisoners. Dr. Davis said, and other than striped clotlu-s will he fur nished the men. Bryan Returns Washington, January 12.—Secretary Bryan returned today from n 10 days' speaking tour through the middle west. YOUTH CONFESSES STEALING $3000 IN GOLD IN ARKANSAS Clayton M. Saxty Arrested in St. Louis and Admits Thefts—$5714 Found on Person St. Louis. January 12.—(ia> ton M. Sax ty. accused of robbing the Wells-Fargo express office at Fort Smith. Ark . of a package containing more than IWhhi in gold and currency yesterday, was ar rested here' tonight with $5711 of money in ids possesion. Saxty was arrested In the Union sta tion when about to board a train for Uhloago, At tin* police station he admitted the theft Saxty Is 22 years old and was employed as a clerk In the of fice of the express company. The clew to his flight from Fort Smith came from a newly purchased motorcycle, which he abandoned on the Arkansan river hunk near Van Huron. Ark to take a. train for Stt. Louis. Saxty signed a receipt for tin- money Sunday noon, while he was alone in the office. The package came from a St. Louis hank and was intended for th<> pay roll of a mining company at Jenny Lind. Ark. Saxty took all tin gold and currency and left only a small amount of silver. The absconding clerk told the police here he first put the money in the fti, ,1/gU AYbWM. A»Y v2'.kuY*}''^ to ills home lot* ^imij.-r ami realised U»,t many needs of hi? US-year-old Wife and their child he ret nr noil to tin of fice and took the money. QUARREL RESULTS FATALLY IN BALDWIN Buy Minettc, January ^2. (Special.)- \s a result <if a cglanvl which began in Vt tuore Saturday night. Tom Stone, who re slued about four miles north <»f Lottie, litis county, is dead, and U, \Y. Lovelace, Ids hoarder. Is now lodged In the county jail to await Justice, although he claims Self defense. Sheriff O. II Richerson went to Lotte* today for the purpose- of investigating the affair and securing witnesses in tin* «-us« in order t<> have a preliminary trial of Lovelace. The defe ndant bears the repu tation of I peac e-able. IAw abiding e Hi/., n. Low Temperatures in Mid dle West Advancing Eastward Washington, January 1- The flri-A win ter weather of tlie new year and the first real «old of the present winter was spreading generally over the country to •lay. The colil wave we :' central early to day over extreme wentern Minnesota, and Wisconsin. and advancing eastward. Very low temperatures prevailed every where east of I he Hoi k* mountains ex cept In the northeastern part or the country. A reading or :n degrees below zero was recorded at White River Canada. Low temperatures are predicted to con tinue In the upper lake region, the Ohio valley and in the south, where frost to night will be fell ms far south a Miami, Fla. The cold wave is expect, d to advance eastward rapidly, reaching, the Atlantic const by Tuesday morning. Cenerally fair weather Is predicted, but storm warnings arc displayed on the Atlantic ...as! from HatteraH to Kaatport, .lfai nr. Cold wave warnings have l.ecn Issued for portions of the north central und New England stales. REPORT IS GROSSLY UNFAIR, SALS SHAW President of Michigan Min ing Company Takes Issue With Commission NO STRIKE BREAKERS ARE BEING IMPORTED Official Charges Misstatements ir Report of Investigators and Says It Was Biased in the Strikers' Favor Boston. January 12.—President Quincy A Shaw, of the Calumet and llecla Min ing company, hi a statement Issued to night, takes Issue with the report of the government commission, made public last Saturday, on the strike in Michigan in which the Calumet anti other mining com panies are involved. He Imputes the mo tives of the Investigators in making pub lic the report at this time and Intimates that It was colored in favor of the strik ers. Mr Shaw’s statement follows; "After Secretary Wilson’s speech In Seattle it was to lie expected that his subordinates would make a report, which would he highly colored In favor of the strikers, Tho publication of the report H also well times to assist strike leaders. t mi arousing false symputhv through mis I i epresentatlons. So far as It contains information given by the companies tho report could have been published months ego. if there was any genuine desire to have the public know the conditions under which the men worked. Extracts from tho report which appear in the papers, if accurately quoted, con tain many misstatement!, Eight-Hour Law in Effect Since December 1, an eight-hour day Ims la cn in effect underground and In all plates where work is continuously con ducted for LM hours. All other employes have a nine-hour day. The companies hi which I am interested did not post a no tice that the hours of labor were 8%. “Directly after mentioning the Calumet and ! 1 cola. Mining company's name, it is said that 'two men much affidavit that at the point of a gun they were com pelled to go from Superior to Calumet | and then to work at some other camp. These affidavits are false if they relate to any action on the part of either the Superior nr the Calumet companies. Wo have evidence of false affidavits secured by the federation. “The report states 'a number of strikers h ive been killed, and "til* is injured In [ t he use of u ruts !h the pi 4fwsMrnrsH Wad i riel I mint.' Ttrts -onvhts the Waddell men ! hpl'oro their trial. The record of thoso I killed to date Is as follows: •Two strikers, who ar * said to ttavo iesistod deputies; one sti'ker who was I connected with the brutal murder of Deputy Pollock. On the other hand three 1 i mii tin Ion men were shot to death while I lying in bed. and hundreds of men. wh*‘?a ■ 111> offense was a dr-sire to go to work, . uve been attacked and so cruelly beaten iluy required rrmdJcul attention at our hospitals. Would Deceive Herman* "The ejuincy Mining company 1* uc . used "I ‘evidently intending to deceive Dormans who could not read English/ because the> complied with the laws of New York and printed the worn strike' in tin- English language. Not only «‘M ihi* company cotnpb ^ith tin taw. but Carsons Todd lias tobffoe on two occa sion#, that he went with interpret*! s and per#onally Interviewed the men Who were engaged to work, so that there could he no misunderstanding of thu sit uation. "Th* report states that 'the Cabinet and 11 eel a Mining company employs up ward of 50 per cent of the total number of min** workers engaged in that region. This is untrue. The Calumet and lJecla just previous to th*- strike employed considerably less than one-third of thi mine employ#*. "The report states that 'the profits have been extremely large. namely. I *1 ill,000,00 in dividends. It would probably ( he equally Interesting had th** repott stated that In addition to the dividends I he company lias paid for lflnor, sup plies, lands and taxes, roughly, an addi tional |2ao.tJOO.t«-K). ►Says lie port uni air The report is grossly unfair, when it states that so-called ‘strikebroake. -’ have been or are being imported. There was a serious shortage of labor in all the mines for a year previous to tint strike, and to make up this shot rage an' to take the placets of the men who have, left the district, we have eir.ploymen for hundreds of men who will I'H.vitye wages and work under conditions good as. if not better than, in any mlniinlk district in this country \Ve hope the men now coming into the district come there to stay and if they prove ef ficient workmen ami law-abiding citi zens, I can give them assurance of their jobs during fhe life of the mines win* plenty of chance for advancement. Oi.i general manager began working for th* company in the seventies when he was less than 20 -years old. Just previous n> the strike the company had in Its cm ; ploy 1600 men, w ho had worked for the ! company between J.» and to years, and it had also in its employ 400 men who I were the sons of these bioo men. Thee* I are the kind of men the company wants (Continued ou Page Vine) MAN ADMITS POISONING THREE SUCCESSIVE WIVES Oarl Hopf Tells How Wives Were Killed, But Pleads Not Guilty to Charge of Murdering Two Children, Father and His First Wife Frankfurt-on-Maln. January 12.—The plea of “not guilty" was entered by Carl Hopf> druggist and fencing master, today when brought up for trial for killing his two children, Ills father and his first wife | by administering poison, and with at tempting to commit similar crimes on Ids j second ami third wives, and another per son. The accused admitted today that he had ' given a poisonous drug to his three suc cessive wives, ostensibly as a means o!'[ improving their looks. To his third wife he had also given fever j germs, but she escaped death owing to the vigilance of her doctor. The three women had been insured by th» prisoner for lauuo. $750* > and £.000 each, ami each fell seriously ill within a year after the wedding. Jlopf gave, various explanations for theJ presence of poison in the bodies of hisl victims. His wives, lie said, had taken" it as mi: Ingredient in a beauty mixture and he nad Injected the drug into the bodies *>f his children in order to embalm them. \mong the germs found In possession of the prisoner were those of typhoid, cfcoi i ra, puerperal fever and tuberculosis.