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Hlerfi«*i»t Temperature Ye«terrtn:r, .">P; I.OYre*t WrtUlH
day Mifht, 44. For iletnlls of th«- AN piithfr nee p*s:e 13.
of The Call issued Sunday ran b*
mailed to any part of the United States
For foreign countries 13c is required.
Letter to Committee of Con
gress From His Firm De
nies the Existence of Any
Combine Having Corner
on Cash of Country—Pujo
Makes Contents of Note
Property of the Public
Report of Investigators Is
Completed and Will Be
Submitted to House To
day—Seven Democrats In
dorse Findings, but Four
Republicans Differ on
Some Minor Points In
volved in the Suggestions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. — The final
report of the house money trust com
mittee on the concentration of money
and credits in the United States
formally was agreed upon tonight at an
executive session of the committee. The
report ■will be submitted to the houee
late tomorrow. The seven democrats
•will sign the report and the four re- \
publicans will submit brief minority
views on «?vfral points involved.
The full committee, with Counsel
Samuel T'ntermyer. concluded its work
at a rather spirited session. The orig
inal as framed by Mr. was
amended in eeVerkl particulars, and the
final dm ft was" the result of numerous
cr, mproinises and concessions.
report rivals with the question of
tlion r ' r stock pxrlianges and
."]£■ houses, and rwnramerds a
c laws relating: to na-
'■ .=. Two bills, embracing the
■al legislation recommended by
dcnp&ny the re
;: of Moiu.AV i>kmt»
A general denial of the existence or
■possibility of a ■"money tr'; cr " was
Dted the ttee today in a
long letter sent by J. P. Morgan & Co.
•■ Invitation of the rominlt!»p.
Upon the receipt of the Morgan let
ter. Chairman Pn.io pave out a letter
• ; by Morgan *• Co. saying- that
the invitation to the firm had Neen ex
d January 27, ani that the corn
had Veen at work on its report
: memorandum," the reply con
. "manifestly comes too late to
letter laid at the door
• sent banking- and currency
lawß the responsibility for any "con
f money and credit that !
istona as to the commit
..'•tivUi'-s the Morgan firm says:
"We venture to submit that in a
strong public OplSiOfl there lies the
greatest of the community.
public rti-e the Mtea who Intrust
bankers with eucti influence and power
as they today have in every civilized
land, and the public is unlikely to
intrust that power to weak or cvii
r counsel asked
wesent power held by
bankers in thia country would not be
a menace if it lay in evil hands. If \
> <<ngress were to fall Into evil hands i
g might be deplorable. But j
to us as little likely that the j
; i of thia country will fill con
gress with rascals as it i.« that they
will entrust the leadership of their
business and financial affairs to a set
of cleve. -, I'ogues."
The Jeter adds that such concentra
tion of money in New York aa has oc
curred is due to the "antiquated bank- j
«tern" and the natural law which
"in every country creates some one
city as the great financial center."
ATTACK (.fm:hu. hki.ief
part of the money trust resolu
<:e<Maring that it is "generally
believed" that groups of financiers
create, avert and compose panics was
particularly attacked. Morgan & Co.
set forth that any withholding: of
money or credit by one man in any
market would be "promptly relieved by
the. automatic flow of credit from some
altogether foreign source."
"We regret," said the communication,
"that a belief so incredible, so abhor
rent and so harmful to the country
should for a moment have found lodg
ment anywhere. And we welcome your
Invitation as an opportunity for \is to
State, to the extent of our observa
tions and experieno'-, there is not even
a vestige of truth in the idea that In
whole or in part the financial convul
sion of lit? W*M brought on through
Use design of any man or men. '
The letter further pointed out that
the individuals "to whom is attributed
the power to create panics" were the
ones to suffer more by the severe
shrinkage in values of securities dur
ing the K'o 7 paale.
To support the contention that a
control of money and credits existed
Morgan & O>. sAid the committee )ris
considered tables of "so called int^r-
_t uutiutieU <>v Page -, Column 6
"The People's Newspaper ,,
Of Siork's Gifts to California s
Mothers Only 48.2 Per Cent
Are of the Gentler Sex
SACRAMENTO, Feb. ?7.—Of the stork's
arifts to mothers during 1912
baby boys exceeded the opposite sex in
the ratio of 51.4 per cent, as against
45.6 per ccn f , according to the state
bureau of vital statistics.
Of the 59,330 births male infants num
bered 20,221 and femaie babies totaled
1 1,999.
Statistician L#es!ie lias computed a
five year table, showing: that boy babies
have rutnumehered girls in the propor
tion of 51.8 per cent t<i 45.2 per cent.
Of those born in 1912 37.194. or r»?.<>
p Pr cent, belonged to mothers of the
white race, while the non-Cauoasion in
fants (mostly Japanese) totaled 2,136,
or fi.4 per cent.
Japanese births numbered 1,467, or 3.7
per cent of the aggregate for all races.
as compared with 2.9 per cent for 1911,
2.2 per cent for 1910 and 1909, and 1.6
per cent for 1J»OS.
In 1912 the boy babies outnumbered
the girls by .">.9 per cent, as compared
with 6.5 per cent for 1911, 8.9 per cent
for 1910, 9.6 per cent for 1909 and 7 per
cent for 1908.
Congressman Raker's Secretary Urges
Aatlve Sons to Secure Honor
For Gold Discoverer
(Special Dispatch to The Call)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.— W. A.
Shepard, secretary to Congressman
Raker, today wrote to Mr. Clarence EL
Jarvis of Sutter Creek, Cal., president
of the Native Sone of California, urg
ing the Native Sons and Daughters of
the Golden West to interest them
selves in having the California legis
lature make an appropriation for in
stalling In statuary hall In the na
tional capitol two statues—which is
the allotment by law to each state in
the union. Mr. Shepard urges that
the statue of James Marshall, dis
coverer of gold in California, be one
of the two, as not only typical and
representative, but. a.s Mr. Shepard
states, "because it would be the most
striking figure in statuary hall.'"
Raker Succeed* In Getting the Xaval
Appropriation Kill Amended So
Aβ to Convey* Relic
(Special Mspatrh to Th» Call)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.—Congress
man Raker succeeded in getting the
naval appropriation bill amended Just
before it passed the house whereby the
historic battleship Portsmouth will be
come the property of the state of Cali
fornia when the naval bill passes the
senate and Is approved by the presi
dent. The Portsmouth was the first
Fhip to fly the American flag in San
Francisco bay and it is Congressman
Raker's idea to have her stationed
there permanently as a relic and a
monument to the heroes of the eea.

■X*-v» York >fan. Find* Surcease at Reno
From God Given Gift
(Special Plspateh to The Call)
RENO, Nev., Fetx 27. —"God gave me
a voice and I intend to sell it," said
Lillian Bradley to her husband, John'
J. Bradley, when he asked her to give
up singing in New York cabarrets.
Bradley came to Reno and today se
cured an absolute decree of divorce.
He protested agrains?t calling at morn
ing hours to take his wife home, and
finally she secured moving vans and
cleaned out their fiat.
Cousin of Commodore Perry Attain*
Advanced Ajse of One Hundred
NEWTON. X. J., Feb. 27.—One hun
dred years old, Mrs. Anna Rutan,
cousin of Commodore Perry, hero of
I>ake Erie, received congratulations
from 23 descendants, representing four
generations, at her daughter's home
today. Eleven great-grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchildren were
among those who visited.
Surseon Parte With Member as After
math of Experiment*
KANSAS CITY, Mo., FeU 27.—Dr. J.
N. Scott, one of the pioneers in the in
troduction of medical use of the X-ray
into America, parted today with his
right hand as a result of his early
experiments with the ray. His arm
was amputated above the wrist to save
his life.
Stand Six to Six in Cane oT Womaa
Charged With Murder
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 27.—After SO
hours of disagreement and unable to
reach a verdict, the Jury in the case ot
Mrs. Lillian Belle Hask'-11, charged with
the murder of Frank I. Fischer, was
discharged late this evening. The jury
stood six to six.
Legislature May Adept "Oα the Bank*
of tbe \Y n Waul!"
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 27.—Indiana's
stat» song will be "On the Banks of the.
Wabash" if a bill to this effect, just
Introduced in the Indiana legislature
by Senator Curtis, is enacted into law.
Eight Officials of Coal Com
pany, Including Its Presi
dent, Involved in More
Alleged Frauds
Charges Same as in Original
Cases, but Cover a
Longer Period
Fuel Men Are Reindicted
List of All Defendants
Western Fuel company of
ficial* who were Indicted jeeter
dsj for the second lime arc:
John 1.. H<iwr-r«!, president.
James 11. Smith, vice president.
J. 1,. Sehmltt. director.
Robert Bruce, dl res-tor.
Sydney V. Smltli, director.
F. C Mill*, superintendent.
Kdrrafd 'J. Smith, ■weigher.
K. H. Meryer, vrelßher.
Additional indictments were returned
by the federal grand jury yesterday
against the eight officials of the West
ern Fuel company indicted a week ago
on charges of conspiring to
the I*nit?d States government and of
wholesale frauds and swindling in coal
duties by short weight.
The charges are the tame in the
latent irnlictments, but a greater period
of time is; covered, running back to»
January. 1904.
Two witnesses testified before the
; jurors untfer. the questioning of Asslst
| ant United States Attorney Thomas H.
Selvage. One was Secretary Norcross
of the Western Fuel company and tre
other T. P. F. Burns, a weigher, who
revealed the secret signal code with
■which, he said, the '-oa! company's em
* to "utirinpss'* the gov
ernment inspectors and others.
One of the company's weighers sta
tioned at the scales with the govern- j
ment weighers would watch the slight i
adjusting of the instrument which in
dicated the intention to weigh the next
"bucket. ■' the monster vessel used to
lift the r-oal out of the bunkers on the
dock to the deck of the ship being
The inspector? usually weighed one
bucket in fifteen sent over the ship's
side. Sometimes they would weigh the
thirteenth bucket and again it would
be the seventeenth bucket. They never
overworked themselYea, however, from
the testimony of Weigher Burns.
When the company man observed the
preliminaries indicating that the gov
ernment man was about to weigh a
bucket he would shout "Weigh," and
the coal blackened shovelers in the
bunkers would be urged into a worK
ing frenzy by their shovel boss so that
the specimen bucket would come rat
tling up out of the bunkers dripping
coal from its w*>ll filled maw.
Invariably the specimen buckets were j
filled to overflowing, according to the
evidence of Weigher Burns. The buck
ets are supposed to hold 500 pounds.
Marine Superintendent William Chls
holm of the Pacific Mali Steamship com
pany was summoned before the grand
jury during the afternoon, but was not
questioned by the government attor
The federal investigators allege that
the "short weighing" of Pacific Mall
coal orders could not have been effected
without Chisholm's knowledge.
«I ytumt Be Brave, an He Woald Hare
Wished," sbe Declare*
WEUJNOTON, N. z., Feb. 27.—Lady
Robert F. Scott, widow of the antarctic
explorer, arrived here today on board
the Aorangi. When she heard by wire
less of the fate of her husband she
said: "I must be brave as my husband
would have wished me to be."
Turkey SJsrnlfle* Wllllnsrnens to Nego
tiate Attain for Peace
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 27.—Turkey
has signified her readiness to negotiate
for peace with Bulgaria on the basis
of the cession of Adrianople. The
Turkish government has solicited the
good offices of Russia.
W. A. « leliunl of Portland Knn Down;
>ul«l to Be Physician's Machine
PORTLAND. Feb. 27.— W. A. Cleland,
one of the beet known lawyers in the
city, wa? killed tonight by an automo
bile said to have been driven by Dr.
'P. J. Wiley.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.—The collect
on delivery will be added to the parcel
post department of the postal service
of the country on July 1 next. An
order putting this into effect was signed
today by Postmaster General Hitch
Mexico Is Afire With the Spirit of Revolt
Governor Venustiano Carranza of Coahuila (at right), who is fomenting revolution against Provisional
President Huerta; Governor Abram Gonzdles of Chihuahua (at left), rvho is under arrest on charge of sedi
tion against new government, and Alberto Madero, uncle of the slain executive, Tvho is seeking to evade capture
and possible death at the hands of Huerta s soldiers. The building is the palace of the governor in Chihuahua,
capital of the state of that name.
Devotees of Football Will
Not Believe Varsities
Really Mean All
They Say
According to the announcement from
Stanford university yesterday, there
will be no "big game" this year be
tween thnt institution and the Univer
sity of Oalifornia. The announcement
came in the form of the abrogation by
the Stanford executive committee of the
"intercollegiate agreement" between
the two universities. The cardinal
camp has abrogated all that uection ot
the intercollegiate agreement known
aa article I, section 1, which covers the
football situation.
During the week the University of
California student body voted to abro
gate paragraph F of the agreement,
which deals with the appointing of a
"football rules committee." Late
Wednesday night the Stanford execu
tive committee put the finishing touches
on the drama by abrogating the whole
of the section dealing with football.
Article I, section 1, states that the
universiti-s shall meet in football
games annually, and then goes on to
say that the games shall be played be
tween the freshman teams as well as
the varsity teams. It also has special
clauses dealing with the places where
the contest shall be played, the time
of year that the contests shall take
place ami otner such features.
The abrogating of this "entire agree
ment" necessarily' does away with the
•big game."
The whole trouble arose over one of
the special amendment rules to the
laws of the game that were made in
1907 by both universities. At that
time a c'.ause was inserted which
states: "The officials of the game shall
be a referee, an umpire, if the. captain
of either team desires one," etc.
Neither university brought this "um
pire" clause into being until last year,
when Stanford claimed the right to
have an umpire on the field. To this
California objected, stating that In
their opinion, since the. rules commit
tee had failed to meet, the rules had
lapsed. Stanford held the view that
the rules were permanent and that it
was not necessary for the rules com
mittee to meet. Stanford asked the
appointment of the umpire, and that
among other things he be especially
t ocftinued on Vage 7, Column 1
"An Independent Newspaper" \
Action Taken to Discourage
Wearing of Tight Skirts
and High Heels by
Young Women
(Special EWepatrt to The Call)
RENO. Feb. 27.—Tight skirts, sheer
stockings, high heels and other ex
tremes affected by young women of
Reno in imitation of members of the
divorce colony have increased to such
Jan extent that Reno mothers have at
j last concluded that a campaign must
Ibe waged against It. Yesterday after
noon the civic department of the Twen
tieth Century club, the exclusive so
ciety woman's club of Reno, took up
the crusade in earnest and resolved
to start action at once. That the
divorce colony is responsible for this
condition Is freely admitted.
Electing officers who will ronduct the
final campaign for woman's suffrage
>n Nevada, the Nevada Equal Franchise
league has completed its labors. Dele
gates from every section of Nevada
were present and the following officers
Miss Anne Martin of Reno, president;
Mrs. J. E. Church, Reno, first vice pres
ident; Mrs. Hugh Brown of Tonopah,
J Miss B. M. Wilson of Goldfteld, Mrs.
Alex Orr of Pioche, Mrs. George West
of Yerington, Mrs. J. E. Bray of Car
son City, Mrs. Lyman D. Clark. Mrs. E. E.
Calne of Elcho and Mrs. Harry Warren
lof Winnemueca, vice presidents; Mrs. J.
B. Menardi of Reno, recording secre
tary; Mrs. Grace Bridges of Reno, cor
responding secretary; Mrs. Bable D.
Redmond of Reno, treasurer; Mrs. P. B.
Kennedy, first auditor; Mrs. W. T. Jen
kins of Battle Mountain, second auditor.
Fnlr? i'hHNI.T; nioderntf worth rHnrt rtmiiglng t*» wnt.
Boost in Every Copy
If you haven't done so already, send a
copy of the big annual edition of The Call
—the Smokestack Edition—to your
friends back East. It is good California
Committee Says Supreme
Court's Ruling Is Dan
gerous to Interests of
United States
"WASHINGTON", Feb. 27.—The su
preme court's so called modification of
the Sherman ant trust law, to Invoke
I "the rule of reason" In decisions on
restraints of trade, is attacked In vig
orous terms In a report presented to
the senate by the Interstate commerce
committee today, which points out the
dangers of "uncontrolled and unguided
judicial discretion," and makes em
phatic demand for amendments to the
Sherman law to remove from the courts
the power to determine what are
"reasonable" restraints of trade.
The report is the result of the com
mittee's long Investigation into the
operation of the anti-trust law. The
committee recommends new statutes
to define exactly what combinations
are unlawful, so that both the business
interests and the courts will have a
standard on which to proceed. It rec
ommends a federal interstate corpora
tion commission with power to super
vise corporations, pass on and approve
combinations and agreements and take
over the work of dissolving illegal
Commenting upon the decision of
the supreme court in the Standard Oil
case, in which the "rule of reason"
was called in, the report, written by
Senator Cummins, says:
"The committee has full confidence
In the integrity, intelligence and patri
otism of the supreme court of the
United State?, but it is unwilling: to
repose in that court, or any other
court, the vast and undefined powers
which it must exercise in the admin
istration of the statutes under the
rule which it has promulgated. It
substitutes the court in the place of
congress, for whenever the rule is in
voked, the court does not administer
the law, but makes the law. If it con
tinues in force, the federal courts will,
so far as restraint of trade is con
cerned, make a common law for the
United States, just as the English
courts have made a common law for
"It is inconceivable that in a coun
try that- is governed by a written con
stitution and statute law that the
courts can be permitted to test each
restraint of trade by the economic
standard which the Individual mem
bers of the court may happen to
Ugly Stories Connecting the
New President of Mexican
Republic With Diaz-Reyes
Coup as Arch Traitor to
Madero, and "Iron Hand"
Methods of Dealing With
People Inflame Hot Blood
of Nation and Forecast
Further Period of Anarchy
Clique Which Rules at Pal
ace Has No Hope That
Woodrow Wilson Will
Recognize It and Fears He
Will Send Texan, Whom
It Despises, to Succeed the
Present Ambassador, Who
Is Counted as a Friend
(Special FHspateb to The Cain
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27.— General
Huerta has established a semblance
of order in the federal district.
Any opposition to the new reffim«
dares not make itself apparent—at
least within reach of the arms of the
federal government.
Private advices from outside
cate that there is much more riis
faction with the Huerta-D!az govern*
ment than officially is acknowledged.
Some of the rebel leaders have given
submission, but from Yucatan to s>
nora there is a growing unrest which
presages ill for the future.
Despite the fact that >
It. 111 c-n able a failure as president. t'i*»
sentiment which made him suecessf::l
agrainst Don Porflrio Diaz still exist?..
and as it becomes , more evident thai
the influences back of the old I'iaz
regime apparently are all powerful
with this regime, and that the old Wμ
methods are to be employed in gov
ernment, It is evident that the fitment*
are present for trouble, and when the
right time comes Huerta will be called
upon to battle for his life.
An ugly report is current here today
that Huerta was an ally of Diaz from
the very first of the recent revolution
and that he really was responsible for
the liberation of Diaz and Reyes.
According to this story, Huerta re
mained in command of the Mad em
forces only because he could send into
action those whose loyalty to Madero
could not be tampered with and have
them either killed or demoralized by
the guns of the Felicistas.
Whether there is any truth In this
story is a question which none but
Huerta and Diaz can answer, but it is
accepted by many people here.
Efforts are being made to get Pa*
cual Orozco and Emilio Zapata to come
to Mexico City and make their peace
with the government.
It is said that Orozco has decided to
accept the invitation.
If he does, it Is predicted that he will
never leave the city alive.
The same applies to Zapata.
They are too dangerous and unre
liable to warrant Huerta letting them
get away once he has them In his
Much disappointment Is felt over
the failure of the United States to rec
ognize the new government.
When Ambassador Wilson recom
mended that Huerta be recognized it
was thought Washington would act
promptly on the recommendation.
That this nan not be*»n so worries
Spring Fashions
For Men
At San Francisco's
Finest Men's Stores
Cravats De Luxe
Star Shirts
Dent Gloves
Delpark Productions
Full Dress Accessories
Pajamas and Underwear
Paul T. Carroll
724 Market St., opp. Call Bldg.
Hat Stores Showing Spring Styles
Knox, Stetson and Carroll Hats
708 Market and 25 Geary

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