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. FEARLESS, INDEPENDENT, PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER atUrdy' 9
Forty.fourth Year-No. 330
77: OGDEN CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER lT 1914 6f r. a. ZZZ eia, , H
I GERMANS CHECK NEW ATTEMPT 0F
1 ALLIES AND GAIN SOME GROUND
r landers Allied Progress Is Reported German Ad
vance ,n Poland Continues TowardW
Servians Turn Back Austrian Invaders..
A Paris. Dee, 11. 2:41 a. m.-The offl-
Hal statement given out. in Paris this
afternoon says that the enemy ye
r lerday was active In the vicinity of
Ypres. Three of his attacks wecv
repulsed, but one of the Important
French trenches was reached bv the
forces of the Emperor William " Nev
ertheless French troops continue to
make progress In the direction of the
enemy's lines, according to tho offi
cial report.
Artillery engagements are reported
In the region of Arras and In the Vos
ges as well as In the vicinity of
yareonei and on the height of Meuse.
In the Argonne the French advanced
several of their trenches.
The text of the command follows
"The enemy yesterday showed a
similar activity in the region of I
Ypres. He directed several attacks
against our lines, three of which were
completely repulsed. At one single
loint on the front the Germans suc
ceeded in reaching one of our first
line trenches. On our side we con
tinued to make progress in the direc
tion of the enemy's linos.
Artillery Engagements at Arras.
"In the region of Arras and the vi
cinity of Juvincourt. there have been
artillery engagements
"In the Argonne we have pushed
forward several of our trenches, and
driven back two German attacks,
i "In the region of Varennes, we have
Dnsnlid.ited our gains of the preced
ing days. The German artillery has
1 been very active, but we have suf
fered no losses. A similar condition
has existed on the heights of the
Meuse. In the forest of Le Pretre our
progress iws been continued and has
de t loped.
"To the south of Thann we have oc
cupied the railroad station of As
pach. "Along the remainder of the front
in the Vosges there lias been artil
lery engagements "
Berlin Wireless Report.
Berlin, Dec. 11, by wireless to Lon
don. 11:50 a. m. In the official com
munication issued by the German ar
my headquarters' staff, the Germans
claim to have made progress on both
sides of the Argonne forest and in
Flanders and to have repulsed French
attacks in the Woevre region The
text of the official statement follows:
"We have made progress In Flan
ders. To the cast and west of the
ArgohnS (in Prance) the enemy's ar
tillery positions were attacked with
good results. French attacks in the
forest of Le Pretre and to the west
of Pont-a-Mousson were repulsed.
"There is no change in the situa
tion to the east of the Masurian lakes
(East Prussia.)
1 1 "Our attacks in northern Poland
are progressing.
(Signed)
r . "CHIEF OF THE ARMY ADMINIS
TRATION."
London, Dec. 11. 12:10 p. m The
reported rout of the Austrian forces
in Servia, the border of which coun
try they crossed triumphantly just
two weeks ago, together with the
steady advance of the German center
in the direction of Warsaw on this,
the third German invasion of Russian
Poland, dominates the war news to
day. Alter occupying Lodz, the Germans
have been pushing to the northeast
toward Warsaw along the railroad,
and one dispatch from Pctrograd es
timates that they are only 16 miles
from the Polish capital, while an
other message from Petrograd. spec
ulating on the possible fall of War
saw, warns the Russian people that
the abandonment of this city. If such
a move becomes necessary, should be
regarded as a strategic operation on
the part of the Russians, rather than
a derided German victory It will
be recalled that a similar view was
expressed when the Russians retired
from Iodz.
Although conceding in effect the
' ' progress of the German center, the
Russians, judging from dispatches
reaching Londou, contend that the tide
I is mshinu In their favor in the san-
; guinarv fighting south of Cracow.
where combined Austro-tJerman for
te;, are endeavoring to move north
ward. They declare, moreover, that
they are holding in check the Qer
, ,,. forces pushing down toward war
saw from East Prussia.
Strategic Move of Servians.
it would appear today that the Ser
vian retirement before the Austrians
some weeks ago was In reality a move
ment for Strategic purposes The r
sharp return blow if the Msh reports
are to be accepted, has been extra
ordinarily effective. . ...
After sustaining enormous losses,
the Austrian are being pi driven
to the northwest in the direction of
their own borders.
Allies Pushing On Ent.re Line.
In the '-.tern arena of thoCOuH
the allies are applying
against the whole German line
Franc, and Belgium, and I wh Ue - ho
appear to be making slight advwees,
they have not ns yet taken advantage
of the transfer of Gorman f on assto
the east to essay a general advanrt
Emperor William ! V n
tag to B report caching h-re rom
Berlin DUl he appears still to
confined to his room. .....
The British admiralty remains silent
I
concerning the reported German sub
marine raid on Dover vesterdav morn
ng and the public todav is speculat
ing as to whether over-zealous corre
spondents were not parlv responsible
for the episode.
Indignation in Norway and Swe
den against the seizure bv German y
of vessels, loaded with wood. Is grow
ing. The menace of mines also Is
ocenpylrtg the public attention and
on the latter point appeals are being
made to Berlin.
Servians Defeat Austrian.
London, Dec 11, 9:10 a. m A dis
patch from Nlsh, Servia. to Reuters
Telegram company, contains a state
ment giving additional details of the
recent overwhelming defeat of the
Austrians claimed by the Servians in
northwest Servia.
"The pursuit of the enemy is pro
ceeding along the whole line.' the
statement says, "especially on our left
and center."
The statement reviews the fighting
from December 3 to 7 Inclusive, esti
mates the total prisoners at upwards
of L'L'.iifn) ,,nd enumerates an immense
and varies assortment of war materia
captured, including an entire artillery
depot.
Austrians Allege Russian Defeat.
Washington, Dec. ll. Continual ion
of the offensive in West Gali :1a and
Successful repulse of Russian attacks
southeast of Lodz near Piotrkow were
reported today to the Aiistro-Hunga-rlan
embaSSJ here from Vienna. The
dispatch which made no mention of
the campaign In Servia, follows:
"In West Galteia our attacks aro
continuing interrupted. Hostil. al
tacks in the neighborhood of Plotrkou
have failed The tenacity of Austro-Hungarian-tiernian
offensive, contin
ues. Our troops alone captured last
week 2800 Russians. Perfect co-oo-eration
of tho allied (German and
Auatro-Hungxrlan) troops evidenced
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WEEKS OPPOSES
GARDNER PLAN
Senator Against Agitation for
Special Investigation of Na
tion's Military Pre
paredness. TOO MUCH PUBLICITY
Praises Strength and Per
sonnel of Navy All Neces
sary Facts in Annual
Reports.
Washington. Dec 11 Declaring
that there has been loo much pub
licity of military affairs of the na
tion. Senator Weeks of Massachu
setts, in a speech in the senate lodav.
i.pp.is'-d agitation for special investi
gation of military preparedness,
praised the strength and personnel
of the navy and urged the organiza
tion of an army reserve.
"An) one may learn about our mil.
tary or naval establishment by read
ing ine reports of the secretaries of
the departments and the reports of
those who are conducting the differ
ent bureaus and branches of the serv
ice." said the senator. "It is an open
book to all our citizens and there
need be no doubt abut our relative
position or our capabilities If one is
disposed to study reports Instead ot
socking notoriety In the press.
Too Much Publicity.
"In 1'act there Is auci has been al
together too much publicity in such
matters, in my Judgment We have
bad n demonstration during the pres
ent Europeau war of the value of se
crecy in conducting military opera
tions and there Is no reason why we
Should announce broadcast what we
are doing or what preparations we
have made.
T have no doubt every European
country is Informed in the most min
ute i!e:all of our condition, hoth on
land and sea, and, if nny change in
our methods is to be made, it should
noi be In the direction of greater
publicity, but should be to protect our
operations even in time of peace
from scrutiny both at home and
abroad."
Militarism Is Folly.
While expressing the hope that the
European war would be the lust great
war and that nations would 1 see the
f.dly of maintaining such great mib
tary establishments as great Euro
pean countries have dune and that a
general agreement may be made
which will provide for at least a
parti disarmament."
Senator Weeks maintained it was
the part of wisdom to consider what
course to follow In case such a re
sult should not come.
lrrprudent to Chanpe Policy.
t this time," he continued "Xl
does not seem to me that it Is wipe
or Prudent to take an action which
v,ill change our policy or add to our
naval equipment, except by an omni
bus appropriation which can be z-
- .aSta
pended tinder the direction of the
com ra hoarri of the navv and the
president nr naval establishment :.i
in s class - tin that of Germany ana
Franco and probably second only ti
ihat cf Qreal Britain. '
Senator Weeks mairtoined thit the
army was insufficient and proposed
its reorganization not for the pjrpose
of Increasing the permanent .ictiv
but for tp organization of a reserve
corps which would make available
large foicci nf trained soldiers at a':
limes
"If the rnM:tary experts are light,
he said. tht the country needs i
force of ,.'.'Mon trained men ftuppie
mented I y frcm lOO.OOO to 200,000
volunteers to give it a reasonable
chance of protection against a foe anil
t-hat the five hundred thousand men
will be needed at once on the out
break- of war organized as fighting
machines ll would appear that the
defense provided at present by con
gress is Inadequate and practically
voitiiless, and that the moneys spent
on this defense are largely wasted.
Favors Reserve System.
Vhtough a reserve system Senator
Weeks maintained s much larger
tralntd army could be maintained at
less expense than a permanent stand
ing army now.
"I telleve." the senator said, "that
laws should be passed at once which
will leorganlze the regular army.
This reorganization should give to
the mobile army the proper propor
tion of infantry, field artillery, cav
alry engineers, signal, sanitary troop'.,
the needed ammunition and sipply
trains and provide for properly equip
ped deports.
Short Enlistment Term.
"The law must provide that the
men serve the shortest time with
the colors necessary to train them
as toldiers and then pass them as
-oon as trained to a reserve and
that while serving in this reserve
the men must be paid. Make the en
listment age 18 to 21, with consent
oi parents, and 26 as limit tor first
enlistment."
In addition to the national reserve
force Senator Weeks would have a
similar reserve organized under the
state militia and urged laws to pro
vldt skilled mllitan trainers 'or vo:
unteers, oo
MOTION CALENDAR IN
JUDGE HARRIS'
COURT
The following disposition of the
motion calendar was made in Judge
N. J. Harris' court this morning:
Ogden City vs. Utah Light & Rail
way company, demurrer, hearing con
tinued until December 18.
I Annie Cragun, administratrix, vs.
Union Pacific company, motion to
strike, hearing continued until De
cember 14. when attorneys shall fur
nish legal briefs.
Ravarino and Freschi Grocery Co.
vs M Lombardi et al.. demurrer over
ruled and ten days given to answer.
.Margaret Moves Richardson vs. Les
lie B Richardson, order to show
cause, heard and the plaint it t award
ed $f a month temporary alimony,
costs of suit and attorney fees. The
i complaint in the case aileges failure
I to provide and cruelty.
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HEAVY DAMAGES ARE
GIB I FAVOR
OF THOMAS
The personal injury case of F. M
Thomas against the Ogden Rapid
! Transit company, which was heard
I In Judge Nathan J. Harris' division
of the district court yesterday, was
submitted to the jury' about 4 p. m.
and, shortly after 5 o'clock, six of
the eight Jurymen rendered a verdict
for tho plaintiff, assessing the dam
ages at $4000. The plaintiff sued
for $10,000.
The suit was brought to recover
damages for Injuries alleged to have
been sustained January' 1-, 1914 It
was testified that Mr. Thomas re
ceived painful Injuries about the neck
aDd head, and other parts of the body
I and that he has not yet fully recov
ered. The verdict as presented to
tho court was signed by Jurors L.
B. Best, J P. Hunter, M DinsdaJe, W.
H. Parry. H B Sawyer, and W. G.
Kind. The dissenting jurors were
J. O. Read and Daniel E. Farnlund.
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COHDUCTOR OF EARLY
DAYS RENEWING
FRIENDSHIPS
J K. Hopkins, one of the old-time
conductors on tho old Central Pa
cific, is visiting in Ogden a few days
prior to proceeding to San Francisco
as one of the commissioners of the
Illinois exhibit at the world s fair
Mr. Hopkins was renewing the ac
quaintances of 30 years ago and when
met by a Standard representative wa
In company with Thomas A. Whalen
land James Cassln. fellow conductors
i of the early days.
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DANIELS AGAIN I
BEFORE HOUSE
Speaks on Battleship Construc
tion Plan Navy Yards
Should Build Warships.
TOO MANY CONTRACTS
Government Should Build
Submarines Pacific Coast
Should Also Build
Battleships.
Washington. Dec. 11. Secretarv
Daniels continued today before the
house naval committee speaking on
the construction program, He test i
fied that emergency battleships could
be built at various places and that
while thirty months now was normal
ly required for a ship building com
pany to turn out a battleship it might
be possible to cut down the time to
two years.
He said there were facilities at th
Newport News Cramps. New York
and Fore River Ship BuildiriK compa
nies Secretary Daniels contended
all navy yards should be equipped to
build warships. New York and Phila
delphia yards, he said, should he able
to build battleships; Norfolk and
Portsmouth ought to be aide to build
a certain character of ships at the
lowest price
W e oucht to have a place to build
battleships out on the Pacific coast,"
he said.
Too Many Contracts.
Secretary Daniels said too many
hips were bein built by contract and
too few by the navy yards. He said
he would use the smaller yards to
build submarines, and reiterated his
view that the government ought to
build submarines.
Must Prepare Against Any Enemy.
We should not consider war with
any country or build against, any coun
try." the secretary continued. "We
should be prepared for our defense
from whatever quarter an attack may
come, a defense against any enemy.
We must prepare to defend ourselves i
in the very best way we can Many
people believe that our navy ouht
to be greater than any of the other
nations. It" any country comes and
attacks we must make the greatsi
defense we can. If you go into w;ir
you ro in to win "
Secretary Daniels, replying to a
iinPsTtdn, said Tie Unitf-d States ought
HDt to acquire another foot of terri
tory. No More Territory Needed
"For Instance," he said, "the LTnt-
ted States had no idea of taking M e
nila when the urir with Spain brok"
out. Nobody supposed we would
have anything to do with Manila. I
am sorry' we ever took the Philippines,
but, I want to say that Admiral Dew
ey acted in the most wise and states
manlike way. There is not a sin
gle act that ho ever committed in
the Philippines that committed thlo
country to any policy. His self-repression
and wisdom left everything
as to policy to a civil government "
Necessity for Battleships.
Urging the dominant necessity for
battleships, Mr Daniels revealed bis
view of a battle between the navies
of Cermany and the allies.
"Suppose," he said, "that England
had no dreadnoughts The Carman
fleet would come out and control tie
seas Any day that you pick up the
papers you may see a report of a
battle royal between all these bati!.
ships, compared to which these others
are mere skirmishes."
RAILROAD COMPANY
HS BAGGAGE
CHECK CASE
In the appeal case of E. C. Chris
tensen against the Union Pacific com
pany, widen was heard in Judge J. A.
Howell's court, a few days ago. the
judge has rendered a decision in fa
vor of tho defendant, reversing the
decision of Municipal Judge W II
Reeder, Jr. In his decision, Judge
Howell stated that the railroad com
pany had followed the company rules
In the matter of handling baggage and
had delivered the baggage In question
to the rightful owner, as the company
had no notice of any other ownership
or interest.
The suit was instituted to recover
$17.75. nn amount which the plaintiff
claimed he had loaned to one Samuel
Rybu of Denver and had accepted a
check on certain baggage belonging
to him as security Rybu called for
the baggage and, upon proper identifi
cation of the property, the railroad
company turned It back to him, the
transaction occurring shortly after
the baggage had been Cheeked. Rybu
had agreed to come to Ogden to work
In the plaintiff's tailor shop, but he
did not come. The money advanced
him was to help pay railroad fare
from Denver to Ogden.
The Introduction ot testimony in the
divorce case of Mallnda Burton
against J. W. Burton was concluded
last evening 11110 the attorneys will
argue the question tomorrow morning.
WORD "CONVICT" 7
IS DISCARDED
Term "Grates on Prison In
mates With Brutal Force''
Says Connecticut Warden.
WORD IS FORBIDDEN
Prisoners Now Allowed to
Converse Freely at Meals
Inside Guards Dis
armed. Hartford, Conn.. Dec. 11 The word
' convict." referring to prisoners, is
no longer in u?e at the Connecticut
State prison. This, it became known
today, is one of a number of changes
In the rules and regulations of the
Institution made recently h Warden
Ward A. Gardner.
Instead of "convict" is used "In -mate"
or "prisoner" in Informal talk,
addressing the prisoners and on the
vat-Ions forms of printed matter used
:it the prison "Convict", the warden
snys. "grates on a man with brutal
force," and he. therefore has forbid
den its use. Prisoners are now ai
lowed to converse freely at meals so
long as they observe order.
Other changes include the disarm
ing of the inside guards, only those
on the outer walls now c;irring arms,
n abolishment oi the i ustom of close
cutting of prisoners' hair. First
grade men are now allowed to grow
mustaches
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NAVAL BATTLE
IS DESCRIBED
London. Dec. 10. The German crui
ser Nurhberg, which, with the light
cruiser Dresden, escaped after the
Scharnhont, Cneisenau and Leipzig
of Admiral Von Spee's squadron were
destroyed Tuesday morning by Vice
Admiral Sturdee's British squadron
off the Falkland islands, was sunk
aiter a stern chase on the afternoon
"t the same day according to official
announcement of the admiralty to
uight. The Dresden has not been ac
counted for officially, but the Brit
ish ships were declared to be in hot
pursuit and there. Is an unofficial re
port In circulation in London that
this last unit of the fleet which de
feated Admiral Sir Christopher Crad
ock's fleet off Coronel, Chile, on No
vember 1, also had been sunk. The
report is accepted with reserve, but
the further announcement that the
victory has been made complete is
confidently awaited
King George today sent a message
of congratulations to Admiral Sturdee
and the men of his squadron for the
victory they won over the Germans.
General John French, commanding
the British expeditionary forces in
the sea. His message reads:
"1 congratulate you and the admir
alty on Inning practically swept the
sea clear of the enemy's ships."
M. Augagneur. French minister of
marine, telegraphed to Winston
Churchill, first lord of the admiralty,
congratulating the navy.
Official details of the terrific naval
engagement of Tuesday in which Ad
miral Sturdeo avenged the death of
his close friend and comrade. Admiral
Cradock, are furnished by the admir
alty's statement
The most remarkable passage of
Admiral Sturdee's report Is that not
a man aboard any ot the British ships
was lost
The battle lasted for five hours,
counting intervals. When the Brit
ish 6quadron attacked, following the
motions of the flagship, the British
guns singled out the Scharnhorst. fly
ing Admiral Von Spee's flag The
German flagship replied and a vig
orous engagement ensued In which
only the Gneisenau stood by, the oth
ers being directed to scatter.
It took three hours of furious fight
ing, in which the gunnery of the rival
crews was put to a supreme test, be
fort the Scharnhorst was given its
death blow.
As the flagship went down, still
fighting, with all on board, the Brit
ish flagship directed its guns againit
the Gneisenau, sister ship of the
Scharnhorst.
Leipzig Overhauled.
Meanwhile the lighter cruisers of
the British fleet were detached to
overhaul the Leipzig, which then was
just steaming away in the wake of
the Nurnberg and the Dresden.
The battleships of the British fleet
continued their attack upon the Gnei
senau. which put up a valiant resist
ance for two hours more, when it,
too, was sent to the bottom.
While In the distance the small war
ships of the British fleet were engag
ing the Leipzig, which was sunk af
ter only a short fight, efforts of the
units which bad dispatched the Gnei
senau were directed toward picking
up the survivors who were struggling
in the water, some clinging to the
boats which had gone overboard when
the ships cleared for action.
Of the crew of tho Leipzig, also
some survivors were saved, but of
the crew of the Scharnhorst none
was found allvp. although the water
all about by this time was dottt'd
with inert forms.
The rescue of the living delayed
the chase of the fleeing Nurnberg and
Dresdeu. which was led by the flag
ship, but tho colliers accompanying
tho German cruiser were easily over-
taken and Britinh crews Immediately I
placed aboard them
Of the chase that followed. Its di
rection and duration, nothing is said I
In the official statement.
The Nurnberg carried a crew of
22 men and as far aB known none
of the crew escaped. This brings
the total loss of life among the Qat
mans to between 200o and 240 rr.en
The speed of the Dresden is one
knot less than that of the Nurnberg
and for that reason naval experts arc
puzzled by the escape of the last of
the fleet. It Is assumed that Ad
miral Sturdee chose to make sure of
i he destruction of the Nurnberg by
overwhelming Torce than divide his
Meet to pursue the two vcsrHs trav--ling
In diverging directions. Thus
the entire fleet probably set after the
Nurnberg. confident of being able
quickly to account for her, and then
set about the pursuit of the remaining
cruiser.
About the admiralty toia ther.
was told what purported to be the
story of how Admiral Sturdee, who.
as far as the public knew, was still
on duty as chiff of the British war
staff, came to be sent to South t
lantic waters to capture the German
llept that destroyed the Good Hope,
flagship of Admiral Cradock. and the
Monmouth
Though the long years of their serv
ice there had been almoBl a brotherly
attachment between Admiral Crad
ock and Sturdee. Both had oeen
held Id higb favor in the royal navy,
Cradock Immediately succeeding Stur
dee as naval aide to the king when
Sturdee In 1908 liked to hi returned
to s"ea duty.
When the news was received that
Admiral Cradoch was lost with his
flagship in the engagement off Chile
on the afternoon of November 1. Ad
miral Sturdee besought the first lord
of the admiraltv. according to the
story, to permit him personally to
command a fleet of fast ships to
avenge the death of his friend. d
miral Sturdee's whim was humored.
And his friend and the service were
avenged.
FRENCH FINANCES
ON SOUND BASIS
Paris, Dec. 11. 5:40 a. m "The fi
nancial situation in France is reas
suring," Ale xander Felix Rlbot. the
minister of finance, is quoted as say
ing in the Matin.
"We have lived up to the present by
an issue of treasury notes," M. Uibot
continues, "of which 82.000.000 francs
( $16,4O0,0Ot) has been placed recently
and the total subscription for whins
exceed a million francs ($200,000,000.)
Thus there Is no need at present to
have recourse to a loan.
"In fact the success of this great
national operation is so great that I
decided today to reduce from 5 to i
per cent the interest on three months
notes, except those which are to be
renewed on December 15."
CONSTRUCTING A
TRAIL IN IDAHO
A fire lookout station Is to be es
tablished on the top of Mt. Sentinel,
near Missoula, by the state of Mon
tana and the forest service to test
the latest devices for detecting and
determining the location of forest
fires, and testing portable telephone
sets, clinometers and range finders.
From this station parts of the Missou
la, Lolo and Bitter Root forests can
be seen, and it will be used in con
nection with the course in forestry
at the University of Montana and for
practical fire patrol by the forest ser
vice in tho fire season.
Work has been begun on the con
struction of a trail down Warren
creek to the main Salmon river in
the Idaho forest. This trail when
completed will avoid a climb of 2500
over the high Burgdorf summit and
will benefit at least eight settlers
living on the main Salmon river and
as many more who live In Chamber
lain basin. The Burgdorf summit Is
especially difficult to cross during the
winter time when It Is I necessary to
use snow shoes or sklls. and make an
ascent from an elevation of 2S00 feet j
on Salmon river to 830S feet over th
summit and afterwanVa drop to 6000
feet to reach the Warren postofflce.
With the new trail it is proposed to
have a water grade from the Salmon
i river to Warren postoffice with no
(increase In distance.
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PHILIPPINES IN
ATHLETIC UNION
New York. Dec. 10. A new district J
has been ad led to the territory of the
A A U. SAd in future It will be
known as the Philippine Amateur
Athletic Fedora' ion. Geographically
f peaking. the district covers the
whole of the Philippine islandB and
Includes some twentVHMVen clubs,
ihe schools, the colleges, tho swim
ming clubs for girls and other inter
esting organizatloip Lor the promo
tion' of amateur sports.
Thomas Ef. CaSSldy, chief of the
Ph Hpplne bureau of education, has
been htre on a visit and had i con
fcrenc yesterday wita P. W. Rubier.,
secretary treasurer of the A A. U.,
when the initial move was made to
annex the Philippine federation to
the national bodv ot athletics in the
l';:lted States
S hen Oassidy returns to his home
in about three weeks he will take
back with nim the A. A. U. rules and
the official right to s:md representa
tive?! t the next annual A A 1' '
ventJon, so ihaf the Philippines wl'd
hnve voice In the future manage
ment of ;rnck and lield sports in
America,
AMERICAN FARMS I
WORTHJILUONS I
Prosperity of Country Depen- SgS
dent Upon Agricultural Re- LMc
sources Laws Inade- p8
quate. I'M
CREDIT IMPORTANT H
Farmer Paying Twice the In- v' v
terest He Should Should I
Be Helped to Finance U
Work.
St. Joseph. Mo., Dec. 11 Farm
"I the United States, estimated
at forty billion dollars, should be the
basis on which the prosperity of the
country rests permanently, yet there "
Is no adequate law In existence under c
v in. h to finance the farm. This
was the condition disclosed here to-
da at the interstate tgricnltaral Con ;.
gross by W. C. Brown former pres
Ident of the New York Central rail
Way, and now an lown farmer.
Farm Credits Important Question. 1 '
"The establishment of farm credits
Is one of the most important ques
tions before the nallon." Mr. Brown
s.i Id The farmer is now paying
twice the interest he should. Long
time loans at a low rate would en
able the farmer tn properly finance
! Is work, aud it Is this financing up
on which depends, to large degree.
the future prosperity of the country '
Mr Brown said the people should
endorse President Wilson's plan for
a land bank.
E K Slater of Chicago, who was
desi ribed as "the friend of the cow,"
also spoke.
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PAYNE TO BE I
BUR!EDSUN DAY I
Funeral Services to Be Held in I
Hall of House of Repre- . ,'
sentatives. -
ji .hmuMon, Doc. 11. Funeral ser-
vices for the late Representative Be
reno K Payne will be held Sunday
at 10:3' a. in , In the hall of the House
ot Representatives. No such servi
cea have been held there since the
death of Representative Nelson W.
Plans for the funeral were made at
a conference between Speaker Clar1;
and Representatives Underwood.
Mann and Kitzgerald.
Resolutions adopted Invite the sen
'ate and a senate committee, the pres
ident and his cabinet, the vice pres
ideni. justices of the supreme court,
members of the diplomatic corps, the
admiral of the navy and the chief of
the staff of the army to attend the
ceremonies.
The body will be taken to Auburn.
X V . in the custody of the sergeant-at-armB.
and a committee of the house
which, in addition to the entire New
York state delegation, will include
Represents! rei I'nderwood, Mann.
Jones, Talbott, Cooper, Gillette, Bar
tholdt, Bartlett, Butler, Greene or
Massachusetts, Hamilton, Mondell,
Fordney, Murdoch, Gardner. Moore,
Kitchln, Rainey, Dixon, Hull and Ham- ,(
mond.
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BORDER TROOPS I
ARE REINFORCED I
U. S. Artillery Unloading
Guns on Arizona Border
Mexicans Unusually
Active.
Naco. Ariz.. Dec. 11. A train in H
four sections bearing United States H
artillery, ordered here from El Paso
to reinforce the border troops, arrived H
today. The guns were unloaded at B.
Osborne, three miles east of here. H
The Boldlers of General flill and H
Governor Maytorena, the Mexican
leaden fighting about Naco, Sonora.
were unusually active all last night.
Ma , torena's artillery took a new po
sition southeast of Naco and opened
fire before daylight on Hill's trench
es. Several shells burst this side
,.! the boundary line. A large num
ber of bullets from both fsctlons fell
on the American side.
W (-hincton. Dec 11 --Provisional
President Cutlerrez had ordered Gov
ernor Maytorena, commanding his for
res at Naco. to avoid operations alto
gether, if he cannot confine his fire
within' Mexican borders. Consul Sil
llman at Mexico City reported the pro
vislonn) president's action today.
which, undoubtedly, was in response
to yesterday's urgent representations
from Washington.
WEALTHY MEXICAN EXPELLED.
Vera Cruz. Dec. 11 Thomas Bra
niff, a member of a wealthy Mexican
family, has been expelled from the
country because he extended financial
and political assistance to the Huerta
government He 1s on hoard th
Spanish liner Relna Maria Christina
hound for Havana
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