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3000 Officers and Men and
1500 Civilians Are on
American F:de of
the Border
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
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
•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.
* . •,
! Cavalry to Precede Army
Along Route to Fort
to Secure Pro
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
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
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
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
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.
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,,
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 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.

House Leader Expeets Im
portant Legislation in the
Near Future—May Not
Take Stump Again
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
"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.
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
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.
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1— Garrison orders refugees sent to Fort
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
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.
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. .. .. |
The Former Governor Calls
Names in Denouncing Tat
ties of Those Now in
Control of Alabama
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
“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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
President of Michigan Min
ing Company Takes Issue
With Commission
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
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
"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)
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
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
\mong the germs found In possession of
the prisoner were those of typhoid, cfcoi
i ra, puerperal fever and tuberculosis.

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