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Associated Press Exclusive Wire SIXTY--SECOND YEAR. NO. 53. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1912. FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. THE ROC K S. HOME EDITION GOULD BE NO N10NEYTRUST MORGAN SAY Financier Brings Down His Fist to Emphasize His Assertion. BELIEVES IN COMBINE Claims to Favor Competition, but Takes Position it Should Be Limited. Washington, Dec j3. I nere could be no money trust. All the banks and ell the money in cistendom could r.tt control money. The question of control Is personal as to money and ci edits," declared J. Plerpout Morgan today to the money trust investigate 1 1 . committee. The big financier was led up to his Bi.8v.cr by the questioning of Samuel Vntermyer. counsel for the commit tee, who asked Morgan If "he did not feel his vast power." Morgan answered he did not admit lie had vast power and did not feel it. Once when the lawyer and witness got J'. to a discussion of competition and cimbi nation, Morgan said: ONT1IOI. IMI.'HTAT. "I'd rni her have combination than r"ii.j tit ion. I like a little competi tion, tint 1 like combination better. Control is an important thing. With cii it you can't do a thing, but no one ina ti could monopolize money. One rian might control railroads or mer chandise, hut never money and credit." Morgan's declaration that there "could be no money trust," emphasized I.;, a vigorous bang of his fist ou the pirn of his chair, carfne toward the end of tl'e committee's morning session at which the Jitiiiiicier testified as to the relations of the house of Morgan with pcxoral great corporations. Morgau testified he had approved tl.e price at whcr-"rubsidiarieB of the United States Steel corporation were ti-ken ItMo the big corporation. Asked ll lie hud not named the board of di rectors of the steel corporation. Mor tal, said he might have "decided who fchould not gj in." IIKIM.V LAt'Ulf. Mis holding of certain bank stocks be characterized as "not very much, j. I out a million dollars," much to the tnnusement of the committee and the c-owd gathered to hear his testimony. A laugh went around and the financier jc Ined heartily. Once his voice got hoarse and his daughter, Mrs. Her l' rt Satterlee, gave him a throat tab let The principal part of Morgan's tes limony. on the concentiation of money ii ml c redits, was to be resumed at this iiftcrnoon's session. It is expected his testimony will be ended today. ADMITS VOTISC. THlTS. Morgan, surrounded by a dozen of bis partners and lawyers, answered with apparent freedom all questions, lie usreed that through "voting trusts," f voral of w hich existed In his com pany, a few trustees could name di lectors. who, in turn, could name of ficers of (ireat Interstate. Industrial or ruilioad corporations. He denied, how ever, he believed interlocking director ales, where two or three men held di rectorships lu several banks, trust i mpanles or corporations, could bring niiout control and unity of action. Ml ST HAVE MAJOHITY. Me declared without a majority on those boards such men could not dic-i.iii- the affairs or control of corpora tions. He took direct issue 'with Un t'rtner ds to the opportunity offeied n few men to control general banking Institutions throuch such participation .... w i .-. iii ..iui(,du luiiiim") nas UU i i directors oi me leuuiug uamvo i New York. , tlMMMMMMM DF.FOMTS. Morgan approximated deposits with ).is banking firm In New York on Nov. 1 at $li0,0i)0,0i0. Morgan said he did not believe there was any great combination, of bankers in the United S nteg. "Don't you and other bankers con Hoi the Reading road?" ' No. If we do. I don't know U," said Morgan. "You don't think you have any pow er in any line of industry in this coun 1 !?' "No. I do not." said Morgan. "Your poer in any direction is en tirety unconscious to you?". tYes." I'l HCI1M-: OK KQl ITABI.K. Mcrjcao testified be bought control of the F.quitable Life Assurance so ciety from "Mr. Ryan aud Mr. Harrl n.an." He sec ured, he sa'-d, about $51. toii woith of stock, lor which he paid about $:i.o"'i'(,o. "The company pays 7 per cent divi dends?" "Ye." "That is $,710 on vcur stock?" Ye "About cut eighth or one-nicth of 1 The Weather Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for Rock laUnd, Davenport, Molin. and Vicinity. Generally cloudy tonight and Friday, colder Friday. The lowest tempera ture tonight will be about the freezing Temperature at 7 a. m. 29. Highest ! yesterday 31, lowest last night 2". -j Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 10 miles j tier hour Precipitation none. Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 78, at 7 a. m. 63. Stage of water 2.3 a rise of -3 in last 24 hours. J.M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster, ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS. (From noon today to noon tomorrow.! Sun sets 4:36. rises 7:1. Eveuing stars: Venus. Saturn. Morning stars: Mars. Mercury, Jupiter. per cent on the investment?-' "Yes." EIEHOlUSOi STAND. Morgan spent nearly five hours oday before the money trust investigation committee, giving his views en cencen- tratlon of credits, inteiioc kin? director-1 !n"a. uranus uuusrt, iu.ua iuu, i iconipeuuon. ana Kinarea Fuujects. i ne burden of his testimony was that there , "r j i.uo! ai.vi iun a . iiioiiujui 01 money as iiupuEauie. nc was excused at 3:2". HOBOES TO HAVE MAGAZINE; WELL KNOWN WRITERS Chicago, Dec. 19. A monthly maga zine for hoboes is to be published by Jeff Davis, new president of the In ternational Brotherhood Welfare asso ciation. It will be known as the "In ternational Hobo Review." According to Davis, who says he is a first cousin to the president of the confedenracy, the contributors will include James lads How, St. 1-ouis; Jack Londcu, arnes Seymour, hobo poet, and Robert Hunter. It is estimated the itinerant workers in the United States number a million. "Persons frequently confuse the hobo w ith the tramp bum," said Davis. "The I hobo is a man always looking for work and cannot find it, while the tramp bum doesn't want it. A large part of the world's work is done by the hobo. He Is a useful citizen," . The association "will hBtft'I's annual convention in New Orleans June 28. At the convention Davie will ask that the government be petitioned to fur nish free transporta'ion to the unem ployed who seek work in another part of the country. T WILSON IS READY TO PICK CABINET Princeton, N. J., Dec. 19. After a three-hours' conference In New York with William F. McCombs, chairman of the democratic national committee. President-elect Wilson announced as le rode home last night that he had i taken up in earnest the task of pick- lng a cabinet. I No information was forthcoming I from either Mr. McCombs or the ! president-elect as to the names of the I men discussed for cabinet portfolios, j When Mr. McCombs left the president elect he declared that both the cab inet and executive policies had been talked over. Mr. McCombs said Mr. Bryan's name had been mentioned in the dis cussion, but refused to commit him self further. The correspondent in questioning the governor on the traiu later, informed him that Mr. Mc Combs had said Mr. Bryan's name had been mentioned. "O, well," the president-elect said, "we talked about the conference we are going to have soon with Mr. Bryan." j Mr. Wilson intimated that no time ""T " ling wun air. ryan. It was suggested to him that Mr. Bryan was due; in New York Saturday to attend a din ner in honor of Governor-elect Sut ler. Mr. Wilson said he would be un able to attend the banquet. He did not know yet, however, whether he would see Mr. Bryan Sunday or im mediately afterward, while Mr. Bryan was in this vicinity. The governor was asked by one of the correspondents of Mr. McCombs wou'.d be one of the men who would help him in Washington "to run the government." "Of course he will," Mr. Wilson re plied. He would not say whether Mr. McCombs would act in an official or un -official capacity. Trenton, N. J., Dec 19. Governor Wilson today gave attention to the question of revising the state corpor ation laws, which is expected to be one of the principal subjects at tie approaching session of the legislature. Shoots Himself in Taxicab. St. Louis, Dec. 19. Hugh MacDoug all, prominent in local retail dry goods trade, shot and killed himself in a taxicab when he was within a minute's ride of an undertaking es tablishment to which he had directed j tUe chauffeur to drive tuna. SLAYS WIFE; THEN KILLE! Memphis Man Fights a Police POSSe ThTOUClh- out the Night. LOCKS SELF IN HOUSE Overcome "by .Formaldehyde! Fumes, He Is Finally Rid dled With Bullets. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 19. Adam ; Boehlcr, who killed his wife last night, held 50 policemen and detectives at bay for eight hours today before he vas suoi ana kuwu u uiucers. 111CJ forced their way into Boehler's stronghold in a rooming house, and ! jti i er i ue inau uau uecu paiuauj " come by fumes of formaldehyde fore- j YES, ed through holes cut in the wall and flooring. ALL. HK.IIT kxc iiax.i:. Boehler and the police exchanged nn intmi,,. A ro thrn,hn, , i.vorning. When all appeared quiet de- t ctives stormed a door and in the e.change of shot Boehler was rid dled with bullets. PARDON FOR VAN SCHAICK, COMMANDER OF SL0CUM Washington, Dec. 19. The presi dent has granted a pardon, effective Christmas day, to Captain William Van Schaick, who commanded the Fteamboat General Slocum, burned in 104 in East river. New York, result ing in the loss of 1,030 lives, mostly i ucinen and children. He has been out """ A quarter million people signed the ! petition to Taft asking the pardon. ! S1C0,000 EXPENDED TO PROSECUTE RTZGERALD Chicago, Dec. 19. It is estimated it cost the federal government $100,000 to"prosecute George Fitzgerald, charg ed with the theft of $173,000 from the subtreasury at Chicago. The "?i:niata includes five years' preliminary inves tigation. It Is expected the case will go to the jury today. WARRENT0N, OREGON, TO HAVE WOMAN FOR MAYOR Warrenton, Ore, Dec. 19. By a mar gia of 16 votes this town elected Mis? C!ara Munson mayor yesterday. She headed the citizens' ticket. KIDNAPERS HOLD GIRLFOR RANSOM Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 19. Irene Justin, the pTetty 11-year-old daughter of Frank Justin, a cabinet maker, ha3 been kidnaped and is bein held for I rmsom by negroes, is the belief of i mo pe.ica, wno cave eearcneu ice c.iy j since Monday. COURT ASKED FOR SPECIFIC DECREE Washington, Dec. 19. The supreme I court -today took under advisement a combined motion of the government and the Union Pacific attorneys for ! a more specific decree as to rights of. Union Pacific stockholders i: the or-; tiered distribution of $126,000,000 of i Southern Pacific slock owned by the i Union Pacific. The railroad attorneys went the Union Pacific stockholders exclusively to be allowed to buy the stock. The government is opposed to such exclusive privilege. ALBANY IF IT TAKES ALL I I WINTER, SUFFRAGET CRY Peekskill, N. Y Dec. 19. A steady ; downpour greeted the suffraget pil- grims when they prepared today to resume their march to Albany with a message to Governor Su!zer. .Mrs. Jessie S t'.bbs, who rejoined the rr.nk3 lust night, said it was "Albany, if it ) takes all winter. HANNA'S MAJORITY IS 8,277 . , . . . j cc I Republican Governor. tr-nna's officii! majority over F. O. Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 19 L. n Hellstrom democrat, for the nrship of Xorfh Dakota as shown gover- IT'S WORTH WHILE by the official count just completed, is 8,277. Hanna, republican, polled 3:).831 votes; Heilstrom, 31,554; Sweet, . 1 (i ir.i' .. .i t ; .. i v' T y . lsl. 6.83.-. For president, V ilson had a lead of over uooseveit, wiin Ttft about 2.000 behind. The con stitutional amendment for a long term for supreme justices was defeated by about 14,000, while state establish ment of terminal elevators was ap proved by 20,000. CHICAGO WOMEN HAVE EGG PARADE Chicago, Dec. 19. Chicago club wo ! nien today neid lneir fir6t egg parade '..,;,. i oHr,r rvnhli. oonti.Yr.t I, ODC1BI 111 l,ical6 u-.uniiiiit ar aiast avaricious dealers and help j in ; pubhc sale of eggs planned for to morrow. PAINTS HOCKIN AS CONSPIRACY IAG0 Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 19. Stories which the government charges Herbert Hockin told while actir.g as 'the Iago of the dynamite conspiracy ' were re - lated by Special District Attorney Noel in his argument to the jury in the "dynamite" trial today. "In betraying all with whom he had to deal, Hockin never told the Eame story twice," said Noel. "This man, whispering a different story in each new ear, was one of the originators of the scheme to blow up non-union jobs. He was ambitious and wanted to get out of the way those op posed to him. The dynamiters were about to ditch him. so Hockin decided to be ray them." I Fall Kills a Sleep Walker. Decatur, 111., Dec. 19. A fall from ! the fifth floor of a local hotel caused : the death cf R. E. Houston, a j cccirac-iiiig carpenter ot fcpnngneia, i in. iloi-sioa walked in nia sleep. SON HELD FOR GOAL MURDER Lee Moore Taken as i Slayer of Mother and Grandmother. AX USED AS WEAPON E!ood Stained Garments Found in Hotel Room Occupied by Accused. Columbia, Mo., Dec. 19. TJnder an indictment charging him with the mur- i i'.er of his mother and grandmother with an ax, Henry Lee Moore, 30 years old, is in jail here. The bodies of his mother, Mrs. Georgia Moore, 63 years old, and his grandmother, Mrs. H. F. Wilson, 82 years old, were found in their cottage on Mores boulevard ' yesterday morning by the son, Mrs. Moore's only child, who said he had re turned from Moberly to spend "Christ mas. PLEADS XOT GUILTY. The murders here recall the crimes of the mysterious axman who found victims in many portions of the west. Those whom he slew were killed in a similar way. Many call this a re markable coincidence. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that the two women were killed some time last night by person or per sons unknown. Moore was indicted yesterday for the murder in the first degree on information filed by the chief of police. He pleaded not guilty, but no explanation of the bloodstains found on his garments was offered. At the inquest Moore was asked by the prosecuting attorney if he did not V, i 1!,.. : U I I V G aU 11IQU1 tlklW IJUlllJJ 111 U 13 (IUI bCL Moore said be did and showed the pol icy. The policy is on Moore's life, payable to his mother. His mother's home was mortgaged and her equity ' Saxony, Archduke Ferdinand, heir-ap-in the property amounts to less than I parent of Austria-Hungary, and a num $1,000. ' ber of princes representing the royal iiNc.Ki ins sTonv. j houses of Europe, followed the coffin The bureau drawers of the home of j in a procession which passed through Moore's mother and grandmother had ; streets crowded with silent mourners, been ransacked hy the murderer, but The heart of the dead regent was era lieither of the old women is thought i talmed separately and will be interred to have had much rea"y money. ! wjth those of many preceding Bavarian Trrtro is n lilark eni ii h' hutnur ut . , it m - . m i u:"b::hVi road car she 7n i n.e uaoasn railroad car sncps in Moberly, Mo., and when first arrested 1 asserted, it is said, that he came in on , the Wabash train at 8:15 yesterday j morning, and was not in Columbia j Tuesday night, but last night he con-, ffessed. it is ass .fed that he at the Central hotel Tuesday niht where he was registered as L. Smith, The ax used in the killing of the women was found in a ditch about , thirty yards from the house. It is a . ntsty, dull ax. with a broken handle, I and had been used to break up coal, j Moore called the neighbors when i he found the bodies yesterday morn- iug. His mother had been killed while ! sitting In a rocking chair, partially up-1 !di8sed. A liniment bottle on the "oor snow ea sne naa neen ruoomg tier ireumatic joints. STRU'K Willi. K AM .EE P. ; Mocres grannniotr.er naa already 'gvue to bed, and from the position of WOMAN IS AID OF CHICAGO BANDIT Chicago. Dec. 19 The. latest high way robbery method is aid by a woman companion, a fact which was disclosed today when various police stations were warned to "Look out for a woman bandit, about 25 years old, dressed in semi-mourning." George Liakrakias told the police he was approached by a man and woman last night. The wo man ordered him to "hold up his hands,", which he did, while the woman went through his pockets, securing $150. Her male companion held a revolver to his head. the body she was asleep when struck with the ax and died without moving. Beth bodies are horribly gashed about the head and throat. The back window of the kitchen wag unfastened, but the front doors were locked. No track of any kind was found about the house. A search of the hotel room where Mobre is alleged to have stayed Tues day night, the police say, revealed a quantity of blood on the towels and bed clothing and on some, of the clothing that the officers Bay Moore wore. The hotel proprietor, the police say, identified Moore as the occupant of the room and said Moore was ner vous and acted strangely as he regis tered. The conductor of a passenger train, the police charge, ilentifle! the accus ed man as a passenger who got off his train here. Moore, in denying that he Is guilty, said: "All they have is circumstantial evi dence. I know they have convicted many men on that, but 1 am going to stand my ground." Mrs. Wilson Is survived by six daughters besides the one slain with her. Mrs. Moore had one son beside the one accused of the murders. TURKEY DEMAND TO HAVE TOWNS LOST RESTORED London, Dec. 19. Whether peace is to be declared between Turkey and the Balkan allies or war continued is expected to be settled within 48 hours. In diplomatic "circles in London the opinion prevails If the thorny obstacles which are likely to present themselves at the sessions of the peace conference today and tomorrow can be surmount ed or circumvented peace may be as sured. The Ottoman government has authorized its delegates to propose at the next peace session that Adrlanople Bnd all other besieged Turkish townB be revictualled and that If the pro posal is not accepted by the Balkan allies negotiations be broken off, ac cording to a news dispatch from Con stantinople. The plenipotentiaries were In ses sion only three-quarters of an hour. Pash and Salih Pash then hurriedly left the palace and went, to their hotel. They refused any information. Later It was announced the peace conference had adjourned until Sat urday. Paris, Dec. 19. A veritable hall of bembs was thrown into the Turkish tortress of Janina by Greek riftlitarf airmen yesterday. They flew over the city and hurled missiles onto the prin cipsrl buildings which were seriously damaged. The population was terror ized. ROYALTY GOES TO LU ITP 0LDB U R I AL Munich, Dec. 19. The body of the late Prince Regent Lultpold was car ried this morning to Its sepulchre be neath the altar of the church of the Theatines in thisclty. The German emperor, king of the Belgians, king of : ' T I , wnere reposes a silver case beside the fan,0-u Bhrine of the virg,n Mary. ! Edna May Spooner a Bride. Greenwich, Conn., Dec. 19. Edna I -W opuonw, an acires, was uinnea . i ! here last night to Arthur J- Wale'- a i actor of San Francisco. The bride was born in lowa ana gave ner age as w. 140 KILLED IN A MEXICAN BATTLE Guadalajara, Mexico, Dec. 19. Ore i i hundred rebels and 40 rural guard; ; r.r.d townspeople were killed in a fierce bttttle at Huejuquilla yesteriy. Thel town was sacKea uy reDeis, w tio com .milted many outrages. TAFT DENIES POLITICS HAS BEENHIS CUE Defends Executive Order Placing Postmasters Un der Civil Service. REPLIES TO ACCUSERS Still Favors Classifying of Prac tically All of Appointive . Offices. Washington, Dec. 19. President Taft today gave congress his opinion of the charge that he had been playing poli tics In his recent executive order put ting 26,000 fourth class postmasters under the civil service. The president made the counter charge that his ac cusers on the floor of the house were telling "untruths" and declared he deep ly regreted the failure of congress to pass legislation which practically would destroy the "spoils system." "Criticism has been made of this or der on the ground that the motive was political," said the president. "Noth ing could be further from the truth. The order was made before the elec tion and In the interest of efficient pub lic service. I have several times re quested congress to give me authority to put first, second and third class post masters, and all other local officers, in cluding internal revenue officers, cus toms officers. United States marshals and the local agents of the other de partments undert the classification of the civil service law by taking away the necessity of confirming such ap pointments by the senate. I deeply re gret the failure of congress to follow these recommendations. The change would have taken out of politics prac tically every local officer and would have entirely cured the evils growing out of what, under the present law. must always remain a remnant of the spoils system." REVIEWS DEPARTMENT WORK. The president's advice to congress was contained in his third message of the year, sent In today. It was de voted largely to a review of the accom plishments of several government de partments not touched upon In previous messages, and to recommendations for legislation. The president advocated: Legislation which would permit mem bers of the tablnet to sit in either house of congress, with the right to enter into debate and answer ques tions, but without a vote. The adoption of the postmaster gen eral's plan for a readjustment of com pensation of railways carrying malls especially In view of the conditions which will exist under the parcels post law, A revision of the land laws to secure proper conservation and at the same time assure prompt disposition of land that should be turned over to private ownership. Legislation affecting Alaska which would provide for leases of coal lands and In respect to mining claims, the disposition of oil, phosphate and pot ash lands In the United States. An act of congress which would legalize a court authorized to review decisions on the pure food law such as are now made by the Rem sen boards. TRIBlAt, OP APPEAL. In this connection the president ap proved the creation of the Remsen board by former President Roosevelt, but said the time had come for con gress to recognize the necessity for "a tribunal of appeal" In pure food cases. "While we are struggling to suppress an evil of great proportions like that of Impure food." said the president, "we must provide the machinery in the law itself to prevent its becoming an in strument of oppression, and we ought to enable those whose business is threatened with annihilation to have some tribunal and some form of appeal In which they have a complete day in Icourt." The president closed his message with a recornmeadatlon that congress apropriate for a government building at the Panama-Pacific International exposition at San Francisco and for the beautification of Washington. In his discussion bf the capital be said that a public utilities commission wag nex-ded." The president expressed op position to the granting of the elective franchise to citizens of Washington and ' endorsed the plans of the commission or nne arts for city improvement. HOI UK IV KRCKSS. The house today adjourned for the Christmas holiday recess until Jan. 2 without receiving President Taft 'a r.-ef:sage. The message, however, was sent. It also went to the senate, which remained in session. Only Woman Plumber Is Dead. P.ockford. 111., Dec. 19. Mrs. Jennie A. Beane, who for years has enjoyed ; the distinction of being the only wo man journeyman plumber in the world, - ; aiea yesieruay or injuries suffered a j eek ago In a street car accident.