El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Wednesday, July 23, 1913 Page: 1 of 12
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EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY JULY 28. 1913
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Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay Leases
Fine Residence at Portland Me.
WILSON STUDIES MEXICO
GRAVE CRISIS SENATOR FALL
BURNED PARCEL POST
ITUCAIDENT M) ENGROWIKD IN
I III PROBLEM HK !! Ml s
HIM8EXF TO CALLERS.
DISCUSSION IN THE SENATE
I AMI NEAB EXPOSING WHAT 18
to be policy or the wil-
FALL RESOLUTION QUICKLY SIDETRACKED
Will Be Bp- Introduced Today and
Mud.- to Conform With National
fc.FALL REKOlilTlOX s
By Times 8rciaIrorrcspondrt.
Washington July 72. Senator
Flail will offer again tomorrow
his revolution guaranteeing pro- 4
tectum to American citixefie in
' foreign countries an expressed $
and commended in the last d
Democratic platform. Hie new
' resolution probaldy will vary d
slightly In verbiage from the one d
knocked out In the Donate today.
s John Basset! Moore counsellor
of the state department made a
digest of the reisorts for tile last
& four months on Mexico and nub-
milled it to President Wilson.
who will devote his entire time a
to the study of the queationa In-
volved preparatory to his con-
ferenee with Ambassador WUaon k
' next Monday. Ambassador Wll-
' son. Instead of proceeding; to e
! Washington from Key West Fla Q
-' will go to New York by steamer $
and come on her Sunday or 8
Monday. Sidney Wllloughby of
Tla J nana Mexico Is here and It S
is understood he will appear be- d
fore the senate committee on S
foreign relations lie la also on. t&
dorstaod to be friendly to the
' Huerta regime
By Timet Special Corrrtponilrnt
Washington D. C July 21. The
dlstrubing crisis in Mexico occupied
the whole or President Wilson's tune
und the first three hours of the session
of the senate this afternoon. So en-
grossed was the President that sev-
eral senators who called to confer
with him were denied an Interview.
The discussion of the rrtala In the
senate was streaked with lurid pas-
sages between Senators Fall Bacon
Lodge and 1-ewls and at one stage
looked as If the administration's poli-
cy in regard to the grave state of af-
fairs In Mexico would be definitely
outlined without further ado-
Events undeniably are moving the
administration towards the declara-
tion of a positive policy with referen
ce to Mexico faster than Ambassador
Wilson Is hastening toward Wssliing-
tnn and the annoum-ement of that po-
licy Is Impatiently awaited by those In-
clined to give existing signs an omin-
POIJCY OP DELAY
The policy of delay with more delay
Is driving this country Into war with
Mexico was declared on the floor of
the senate by Senator I nil of New
Mexico. Because the past adminis-
tration and the present one up to this
time followed the policy of letting
matters with respect to Mexico drag
hoping "something would turn up"
senator F'all emphasized his belief
that there waa grave danger lu the
He warned the senate that certain
failure would result from the present
policy and that war would come out
Ill s i TO AVOID WAR
"This la a republic" he said "we
hesitate more than any other nation
on the globe lest It Involve us In ajar
We hesitate and rightfully so. Flu-
ally we are aroused by some great
disaster like the hiowing-ap of the
Maine and then the people of this
warlike nation take things Into their
own hands and carry on a war for
He declared It had been In the pow-
er of tile last administration and was
III tiie power of this one to prevent
war by strong action. Senator fall
lollourd with a description of present
condition-. In vtei- and a strong
plea for a firm stand l this country
against outrages to American life aud
WOtT-D PREVENT WAR
He declared his own put puss was
to prevent war. not to bring It on and
that this had bean his purpose
throagiwMit. Senator Fall's obaerv -alluna
were made In connection with
his resolution declaring the general
policy that the constitutional rights
of A HI loan 1tisrns go with them
the world anil ihe sre
to the preclion oi ilirir
at property In any foreign
Is la the lai
of the Haiti ass are platform yet
PBf ii..... i chairman of the
sinisuittee showed great unwilling
aeas to have It adopted. He heed It
nan iBjexpesxWwt w vims of Use Mes-
area sHualiiws. and wanted It referred
so the asrssgw rrlaUon. . aajastuea
I ri;kh imuikimi mmii-iki
tall urged Isansediair ad-
oiUhsa or the rsssntutioa but
a lor Saiws Inalsied that this euxsatry
ws. la a sit sj of "very grave res-
poubtliiy" and that "words wars
ATTKMPTS TO FORCE SENATE TO
ETfiTNCIATE STRONG PROTEC-
TION POLICY FOR AMERICANS
PBECIPIWTEB LIVELY DEBUTE
GRAVITY or MEXICAN SITCATfON
THOROroHLY UNDERSTOOD AND
RESOLUTIONS TEMPORARILY SHELVED
There la Growing Sentiment In Favor
of Stronger Stand in Dealing
With Mexico However.
By The A undated Prtee
Washington. July 22 An attempt hy
Senator rail of New Mexico to fores the
ssnate to enunciate a strong policy of
protection for American cltlxons In for-
Ign countries precipitate n lively
bate today which demonstrated asvnj
elation on the part or the renal
tiie gravity of the Mexican at
nd the i eeesstty fur a dettrsM
st.inu by the senate.
Desenneed Taft P"ley
Dcnonnr-latlon or the delav of ca)a
Taft policy was uttered by 3-niti.r Fs.'
who Idnmcd him for the noPtlcal sit-
uation u hlch. he nald. cautd huvo In en
irevnilcd by sterner national dicV.
This declaration was approved by Sen-
ator Lodge or Massachusetts who ox-
pressed dlsspoplntment that the new
president and new secretary or state
had not Inaugurated a different Max-
lean policy. That the delicacy of tha
situation was keenly appreciated waa
evidenced hy the Insistence or many
snators led by Senator Bacon chair-
man or the rorelgn relations commit
tee that any proposed pronuncla-
ment be considered deliberately and
seriously before being acted upon.
Pall li- tla KesslsOSw.
Senator rail called up his resolution
which would commit the government to
"full protection or the constitutional
rights of American cltlxens In rorelgn
nations." That tha resolution was di-
rected against Mexico. Senator Bacon
declared couVd not be concealed and
In moving to rcter It to the for-lKn re-
lations committee he asserted that
"words are very serious things some-
times and this 1 one or the times."
Alaaast Declares War.
Senator Works of California assert-
ing thst tha rail resolution constltutsd
a declaration tbat the United States
was prepared to make war on Mexico
If Americans there were not protected.
gea tnat no hasty action h taken
Senator rail averred that every act or
his had ben prompted with the earnest
desire to prevent war and that he vain
ly had sought to bring the rormer ad
ministration to a realisation or the
fact that a stern Mexican policy would
have prevented rather than precipitate
Resolution Oeea Over.
The policy or delay waa raanonalhlo
for the political situation which he
Intimated yet might demand Interven-
tion. Action on the resolution today
-Was prevented and It went to the cal-
endar for future disposition.
RIOH II t mi i i i i i.n.M.
Mssleaa Federal l.rneral Take. h. ro-
ot Asserleaa Prriahirr'a W 'useless
By The Aoeiat4 Prrtt
San rranclseo. July 2. The Ameri-
can freighter General Hubbard report-
ed today that while at Maxatlan. Max..
July 7 she was forbidden by tbs rsd-
eral army ofrioer In command there to
communicate by wireless with Rear
Admiral Cowlsa commanding the Pacl-
ric fleet at Quay mas.
Captain Dellesar had a cargo or lum-
ber consigned to Uusymaa. Warnad
or the unsettled cpndltlone. he wished
to Inquire or Admiral Cowlsa ir It
would be gars ror him to land hla
"A Mazican general." hs said "cams
on board and took rorcible possession
or the wireless room forbidding it to
bs used while the vessel waa In port
The Hubbard waa rorced to unlpad
at Maxatlan. to the loss both or her
owaere and the consignees."
Captain Dellesar brouKht with him
stv.ral fugitives several or whom were
WW Not Be Influenced by Texas Suit
'' nianaaro ou
By Th i u i ..
Washington. July If. Attorney
Osnsrsl Mclteynolds said today ths
settlement of the Texas anti trust
suit against Standard Oil Interests
wuuiu nave no ei r net upon the gov-
ernment's Investigation Insofar aa he
could tall at this time The attorney
Ksarral's opinion waa baaed upon
newspaper accounts of tha decision 'n
which th Mate of Texas receives
ISOO.ooo aBd tn control by John D
Archbold and II. C. Polgar Jr.. of
the Magnolia oil stock which is trans
ferred to a trustee
CONSUL GENERAL TO CANADA
Juan Pedro DMaap rVrarawn Hovc.u
H I'nUed Stales.
By re i i seam
QAiebec. July it Juan Psdro
I'ldapp. tks new Mexican consui-gan-ral
to Canada declared uum his
arrival today that Msaieans dssir.d
no further trads dsailaga with tha
I'nlted Staisa aad were aow looking
atrsngthen trads relatione sub
Great Km tain end I ana da
HI chief mission in Canada he said
waa to Indira Canadian merchants
and m--fscturra to go lata the
saal LanaV ' i
aaw.wsaaav'xaxsm. axaa ssssr f . .ssr m
Portland. Me.. Julv 22. Society
here is eagerly aWHlting the coming
oi airs. t:iarence H- Mackay of New
York who Is to occupy the home
of former Mayor Adam P. Lelghton.
which she has leased. It Is opfe of
the finest houses here and has o n
the scene of many entertainments.
Prom lta upper windows Mount
Washington and other New Hamp-
shtre peaks are tlearly visible. The
IS ABOUT TO BE SPRUNG GROW-
ING OUT OF THE BALKAN
DRIVE TURKS FROMIORIINOPLE
Russia a Watts consent or Eu-
rope TO HURL HER FORCES
AGAINST ANCIENT EXEMY.
THE NEXT FEW. HOURS WILL DECIDE
Euris- Is Thoroughly Aroused and
Determined to Checkmate the
. in m Taken by Turkey.
By The Auoeialr.it Press
London July 22 The European
concert Is raced by the moat delicate
and dirflcult altuallon. requiring the
exercise of the utmost tact. If Eu-
rope Is not to he plunged Into a gen-
eral war by the Turkish reonoupa-
ii. .n of Adrtanople and kirk Kinase
Bulgaria helpless seen the fruits
of her dearly won victories snatched
rmm her hand and while negotiations
for sn armistice are proceeding In
a lieeursly manner at Nlsh the
Greeks and Servians continue to puoh
Turks Occupy Adrtanople.
The official announcement made
at Constantinople today that tha
Turkish troops had re-occupled
Adrtanople created the worst possible
Impression In diplomatic circles and
the powsrs Immediately began an
exchange of vlewa to find the beat
means of chsckmallng Turkey s ac-
tion which Is looked upon as a clear-
cut defiance of all Europe.
Russia U HI A.i
Ths next few hours ars likely to
decide whether forces hitherto un-
favorable shall eater ths Balkan
cockpit. Itussla la understood to be
runs to compel tha Porta to respect
ths trsaty of Ixindon and tha British
cabinet will consider tomorrow
whether this government shall con-
sent to active Intervention by Buseia.
Premier Aaqultb's apeech at Birm-
ingham mads today waa Intended to
warn Turkey against such a develop-
ment as would Involve Kuaalan oc-
cupation f both aides of ths Boa-
phorus and tha gripping of Constan-
tinople both la the front had in ths
Ths Servians have occupied Bolo-
grdchyk northwest or Sola sad
desultory righting continues all aloug
the aerviea ItvU The Ursajaa wjw
RUSSIA PACING TURKEY
house Is of 'Mania! 4aafgn and was
bult for roofny hrrtrpltallly. Mrj.
Markay's plans have not been reveal-
ed but the fact that she hav lesred
the house Is construed to mean that
she will remain a resident of Port-
land for some time. Considerable
surprise was caused some weeks ngo
by the hurried departure of Mr.
Mackay for Europe with their children.
are advancing northward from Nsv-
rokop are meeting with stubborn
resistance. The Hulgars with heavy
artillery are fighting desperate rear
guard actions. Both Jldes are re-
ported to be losing neavily. Th
Greeks claim to have captured strong
Bulgarian positions on the heights
stretching to the north of Petehovn.
In Sofia It is believed the Crocks
Intend to Invade aouthrrn Bulgaria
and occupy Phlllpolls.
Sofia It- mollis Isolated.
By The A.tnriaint 'res
Sofia. July 22. Sofia still la Iso-
lated from the outalde world except
hy telegraph by way of Bucharest.
No nin lis rrom Europe have been
received In the last fortnight nor hna
any agency news been published here
ror the last few days. Consequently
the city Is In sublime Ignorance of the
happenings In Europe. Nevertheless
the country malntatna admirable pa-
tience and tranquility.
Lleur. Gen. Nelson A. Miles 17. A.
A. retired and several Europeans
are rorced prisoners her Surgeon
Msjor Clyde S Pord. V. S. A. medi-
cal enrpa' who did good work at Con-
stantinople In connection with (hs
American Red Croas also la Here. He
haa ..ff. r.d his services to Bulgaria
and his orfer haa been accepted.
Major rord will be attached to the
military hospital at Kuatandll.
HI Mill It M ELECTED.
By The At&oclutetl Prtta
Sussex N. J. July tt Archibald
Hart. Democrat was elected to Ihs
house from the Sixth conxresslonal
district of New Jersey today to suc-
ceed the late James Martin.
Hart had the aupnort of President
JAPAN MAKES DENIAL
By The i . i Pi rat
Toklo - July 21. The Japsnese
government has issued a denial of tha
chargee anamanatlnc from China that
the Japanese army snd navy are aid-
ing the aouthrrn Insurgents In China
Tha government declares that Ja-
pan la neutral and desires pea. a
By The Aasselelrd Prass
Washington. Jsly 0. i Porarsst I
west Texas: Pslr
Wednesdsy Iocs I
ehewtre at slgkt
or Thursday ex-
cept fair soatk-
p.. rib. ii New
Mexico aad Ari-
ses a. seowera
Tks radar except
rsir Is south un-
ties. KI rasa.
Lsral ufflrs P.
II fees Tax July
It. is Lis Spa.
lur. last Ukoura.
sours aa. ralafall
Cleaa aad cvMsr
OcefT vaeeusv sawsi
That vwk n
I JUW "TV wwarr
IT VSOVAO Ml IT
I TVer nkjTKAi. I
Imiiiiun i as: le
1 ' ' Persian-
Ii. last M
Bl . III.
IN BINGHAMTO. N. V. swills
HALF HUNDRED EMPLOYES
IS MANY MORE IRE INJURED
IOITR-STORY BUILDING CSKD BY
CLOTHING COMPANY PROVED
VERITABLE DEATH 1 H V
VICTIMS CHIEFLY WOMEN ANO 6IRLS
Twenty-Two Bodies Recovered. Bat
Two Days Must F.lapse Before
Ruins Are Cooled.
The I ..... oil. ( Press
Blnghampton N. Y. July II Pltty
Iieraona were killed. according to
lat telegrams and aa many Injured.
dozen of them mortally. In a rire
hlch swept the rour-story factory
building of the Blnghampton Clothing
mpany this afternoon. Th vic
tims chiefly were women and itlrla.
Early tonight twenty-two bodies
had been recovered. In the city hos-
pltsl and In private Institution are
thirty Injured. Some two score per-
sons are known to hsv esciiied as
by a miracle from the building which
burst Into flame like a tinder box
and became a roaring rurnace almost
Immediately srter the rirat iiinrm wns
sounded. About 12S persons were :n
the factory when the rire brok out.
Those unsccnunted ror or most of
them sre believed to be In tho red-hot
ruins of the structure.
Around the scene of the d aaster.
the greatest the city has ever known
thnuaar.da watched the workers In the
glare or three big .isrchllgtts many
In the great throng being restrained
only hy the cloaely drawn polle- from
rushing Into the ruins to seek the
bodies or relatlvea and rrlrnd.
Water Into Fiery Pit.
Water In many streams la beiiig
poured Into the fiery pit Hint u few
hours ago was ths cellar of the burn-
ed establishment. As the ruins were
cooled slightly from" lime to tW IS in
a spot upon which the streams wars
centered men went forward to dig
aa long aa human endurance would
allow them to work. Oceaslnnnlly a
body was found and taken nin'l''y
This work will go on all nlthl and
perhaps all day tomorrow before the
glowing mass glvea up Its lust dead.
It will tske t least two days the
authorities believe' before the cellar
can be cleared.
The blx outstanding fact 'if the
catastroohe. Is lis suddenness. 1 1 this
It besrs a resemblance to ih
Triangle Waist compsnv's fire In New
York that coat ltd lives.
The psraliel here falls only In tha
height and construction of th. build-
ing. Another resemblance to the New
York disaster Is thst the fire Is believ-
ed to have been started by the throw-
ing of a cigarette or a match.
hilling Burst or Flames.
In the tragedy this arternoon the
killing burst or flume followed quickly
upon the heels of the alarm. There
was smsll opportunity for any one
to use the ordinary or even tho emer-
gency means of escape. Fire drills
hsd heeh carried on regularly so fre-
quently In fact that the employes
hsd found them monotonous.
The building waa equipped wllh fire
scapes and sn automatic alarm ivs-
tem. The slarm tinkled at 2:30
o'clock. Mrs. Heed B. Frecmsn wlf.)
of the proprietor telephoned to the
central fire station. The ususl ap-
paratua for a fire still alarm respon-
ded Some i xelted persons four blocks
away aaw a buret of flame and pulled
the box there. The rest of the com-
panies snswred this alarm.
That meant ten minutes delay for
part of the firemen But even thus.-
who arrived first wsre unable to do
anything. The first puff of flamo
was hsrdlv discerned before tne rir-e
lesped along the atslresses and
uo the elevator ahart. along the I
and celling. There was a roar front
and rear and the flames belch
forth clear across Wsll street
which the building fronted withering
ih shade trees on the river-banal and
acorching the building serosa si
ley at ths rear.
All Parts of Building
After ibis fierce burst the fire
seemed in burst from every part of
the building at once. Girls and women
were clustered snd others were wait-
ing in gel on the Iron laddera But
the flames were too quirk for them
The slow sisrilng ef the firs drill
may hSvs contributed to Ihs disaster
delay In getting all the firemen to tha
scans may have been responsible for
psrt of ths loss of Ufa But persons
who were aarly on the scss said Ikes
things did sot materially affect tbs
Whan the firemen arrived In response
to Iba telsphoae alarm thay wars un
slile to get wllhln two huadrsd feet
ef the binning building aad tha ends
ef lbs streams from their boss were
lursed Into Ihs sOant without effect
upon 'he fire Ths Ufa ueta and ex-
tsnaloa ladders of the fireman wsrs
equally useless There was no chance
for those caught on ths upper Goers
except aa a last resort le Jump and
ihia many took. whlls etbera fell
ahrtvalled aad crumpled with Iba heal
Oeeib istsslsi I pea Thaws.
Scarcely ne of lb survivors was
sbls is give a eoasseled account of
what took place ea ths uppei flours
ef tbs factory when ths sagloyss tbsra
oaoella wogxea aad ajil. realised the
fire call was no fslss slarm snd that
death was sweeping upon them
Tha coolest anions them recalled that
women fainted by dosens. snd scene
of Indescribable confusion ensued.
Prom windows and fire escapes
bodies began dropping. They fell thick
and fast The building waa bat four
stories high and many Who Jumped
even rrom the topmost rioor escaped
with Ihelr lives although most of them
ware badly maimed. It waa on the
fourth floor that most of the women
worked and that the loss of life snd
Injury waa greatest.
Many sf the victims were brought to
hospitals Convalascents smong the
regusr patients were set to work tear-
ing up bandages: physlclsns sswed
every available board for splints to
hind up the broken limbs snd Knthsrs
Kills Walsh snd MnUiughlln together
with ths It. v Grands came to orTer
consolation to the desperately Injured.
Worked With Aaaaalna Rapidity.
Never before In the history of Blng-
hampton has such s scene ben enacted
snd despite the fact that the Injured
and dying lay all about the do. -tors
and nurses worked with amaslng rapid-
ity and coolneae. Scarcely an hour ar-
ter the fire every one of the patients
had been attended snd made aa cont-
rol table aa piMsaltde. Moat or them
were badly burned and were awathed In
bandages from head to foot.
One or the most psthetlc casea at the
hnapllal la that of Mlas Ruth Crntty
who Is slowly dying with a broken
spine. She hss been In Blnghampton
but one week hsvlng come here from
Port Jervls to work with her two sis-
ters neither of whom aa fsr ss can be
learned escaped rrom the rire
"When I flrat heard the alarm or
fire." said Mlsa Crotty. "I Jumped from
my chair and started for the stslrs
but when I rescued them they were so
crowded with the other operatora thst
I could not get down snd In another
I its I ii ii t the whole story was ablaze "
Miss I rotly Jumped from a window.
THJtOI'GH PANAMA CANAL.
By The Atwialrd Press
San Diego Cal.. July 22 Secre
tary of the Navy Joaephua Daniels
said In an Interview here tonight thst
was his purpose to stand on the
bridge of the old battleship Oregon
nd lead the entire battleship fleet
r the I'nlted States through the
Panama canal and thence up the Pa
li coast. The voyage would be
made he said as soon as Colonel
Onethals gave the word that the fleet
could steam through the waterway.
GIVEN NEW JAPANESE MINIM I Jt
UPON Ills WUtlVAL IN
CITY OF MEXICO.
SUP AT THE UNITED STATES
Says Jnps ami Mcxk'ana Are Brothers
and His Country Also Has Trou-
bles With I'nlted States.
1.1 il .
'."J. Thoossmls of
l.ineie flail- greeted
Japanese iiuulaier. Ulnelchero
it his arrival here at noeii to-
plte of the suggestion of tha
Japanese legation t lint a demons! rat Ion
be prohibit.. I with the exception of ex-
cited remarks by some of the nratora.
there were no nntl-American utterances.
The minister. In s pesch. rrom the
tear of l he special Irsfti. . pressed hla
appreciation aud characterised Mexico
ami Japan as brother natlotis.
rnroes or soldiers und mounted
red to countersct any ten-
dene) in disorder. Notwithstanding the
maintenance of order and the repression
of cries ilsrogatory to Americans tbs
foreign residents here diplomatic ss well
ss unofficial ragarded the denionatratlon
sa anil. American since the call for tha
students to assemble snd grsst the Jap-
snese minister which wsa posted on the
school bulletin hoards ror many dsya
definitely request sd that tbs student
i"m si mo. i aaseinble "to sipress pub-
licly frlsudshlp for Japan In the face of
danger ftoni nations thst sre threatening
Mexico's nstloiisllty "
inn i.i omsillle.
Terniuent sent to Msnsnsllln an
olumltlee lo welcome the min.
Ister. and ki ilusdalajara ha was a reeled
by s largs crosd. military bands and
The apeclal train on which las Japau-
ess minister traveled was elaborately
decorated wllh hips near and Msxleas
flag. During tbs morning hours the
crowds occupUd tkslr Mine kf parsdlug
anil maklug friendly demonstrations In
front of Japanese I teres Tilers was I
.. u.li abb- eiawsli-msklUf the spent.. i.
srglug s hearty rscvptlon for tha repre
svatstlve of Japaa and a relinks to the
I'nlted Mates on serosal f Its failure
to recognise lha lluerts sdmlnlstr uiou
llMTereaees nllb Slalee
Os lbs arrival of lb trala so dsns
was lbs rresds and so determined .re
the people for s closs slew of lb min-
ister thgt It was i coir minutes before
he could eme-ra-e frmu bis ear and then
naly when troops bad rleared tbs way
la i.is address as said k was agreeably
surprised at the manifests! b.ne J "od
will ssd aprvclstad Ike spirit wklek had
prowplad It lie rsferrvd to tbs fse tbsl
kls eoustry. ss wsll as Mexico hsd some
dirraresess with Ik I'slted aisles ami
iv -I Mexico and Japan brother ua-
liens On tbs asiutaler'e leaving Ike trala. tks
crowd struggled enihusinstb.il f au
pp.. i t i . to . .... bauds milk ti hi
M YA ' I III S.F. ItOMH
By The 1 .. i jt i ..
Naw York. July II The mysts
of a "bomb" sent ha Andrew Carnsi
-esierua m car or tna secretary
ths corporation waa aolvsd todi
It was a Juicy chsees ensloeed In
small-proof case of ilea a dcot
cheese sccoidiag to aa xuri sail
a lu casuilus the
M r.RTED opposrrioN devel.
ops To I II M. s Sol NCED
BY POKTMASTFU l.ENI KM..
CONGRESS MEMBERS SORE
THINK HE D Or THE POXTAL HE.
! PARTMENT Is INFRINGING ON
toNt.ltl ss nt IUM.VTIVE8.
SENATE COMMITTEE SUMMONS BURLESON
teqiilred to Appear and Snow by What
Authority He Proposes to Make
the Changes Announced
By The associated Preee
Washington. July J2. Concerted
opposition hss developed In congress
to Postmaster General Burleson's or-
der reducing parcels post rates and
Increasing the maximum slue of pack-
ages to be handled In the service. Tha
order was Issued Hunday to becomo
efrectlve August 15. snd today tho
senate poslofricn committee requested
Mr. Burleson to appear berore tha
committee next Thuradny with an ex-
plsnailon for the authority for big
Bitter Contest lrobablc.
This was the first step in what
promises to be a bitter contest. When
the pojtmaa'.er general haa been
heard tha committee la expected to
undertake to have withdrawn before
August IS sny authority he may claim
congress has given him to change
ratea and sixes. It was contended In
the committee that the proposed
changes would entail a Ins to tha
government and some of tho member
complained strenuously that the post
ofrice department had railed to rur-
nlsh congress with data concerning
the operation of the parrels post. Ap-
parently there wus not defense or op-
position In the committee as to
w hether the postmsster general ahould
change the lutes. Democrats and Re-
publicans agreeing that only con-
gress ought to have this power.
The controversy hits nroused ex.
traordltmry In'errst at the capltol and
In official circles since tho pttrcsla
l"isi touches more or less directly
nenrly everybody In tho country.
Those who ore supporting the post-
master gemral In his stand Instst that
the only loss Imminent under the pro.
posed chunces would be to the express
companies which now carry the prof-
lOninktng large alaed psckaTa while
the government transports the un-
profitable small ones.
Offic ial Authority.
Although members of the commit-
tee contend Ihut It Is a mere ungram.
matlcal Jumble or words without sense
or power lepnriment officials ssy the
postmaster general Is given ample au-
thority for his order by the following;
section of ihc i i post law:
"The classification of articles mall-
able n well na the weight and rates
of postage gone or xonea or other con.
dltlons or mallahlllty under thla act.
If the postmaster general shall find
hy experlemo thst they or any of
them are such aa to prevent the ahlp-
ment of articles desirable or to per-
manently tender tho coat of the serv-
ice greater than the receipts of the
revenue therefrom ho is hereby au-
thorlaed aubject to the consent of tho
interstate commerce commission srter
Investigation in reform rrom time to
time such classification weight limit
rates aone or xones or conditions or
either in order to promote tho serv-
ice to the public or to Insure the re.
celpt of revenue from such servioa
adequate to pay the coat thereof
This Innguage was put Into the bill
In conference Just at the close of con-
gress Tho enactment of tha bill wag
delayed for a time hy Senator Bryan
of Flurldi. who objected to the pro-
posal to allow ths postmaster general
to increase rates. Senator Bryan on
April 11 laat. Introduced a bill to re-
peal the clauae In question and after
Mr. Burlcaon'a' appearance ho will
urge a favorable report on thla meas
Home -wn-mbera of ths committee)
contend lh.it other clauses In the bill
show congress "never drenmed" the
rates and sixes agreed upon by them
should be lowered so quickly after
the liiw w i a put into opernxlon. They
point to the creation of a Joint com-
mittee to Inquire Into the subject or
a general parcel post not only as evi-
dence ihut congress Intended the rates
should stand while ths committee waa
at work but that congress believed It
hss Ih power to change the rales
Frk lion Has Arisen.
Friction between congress nd the
postmaster general Is said to have
arisen on seral points. The senate
committee Is said lo be chagrined be-
cause the postmaster general an-
nounced his proposed chaug before i
sending the committr s reply to a )j
request for his opinion on the Bryan (
bill Consideration of ih bill had
been delayed pending his response.
The Joint committee o uiv .-stigats) '
parrel post composed of members of
the senate nl public poatofflce Is
dassallsfled t because t be request
of Its chairman. Senator Urlatow fog
data has brought no results.
lll Dot. I lit oi M'EHFEIT
By The Assorielrd frees
Washington Jul) I The discov-
er uf new nterfelt five dollar
bill "Indian Head" was annoumad
i.) Chief Mom of the I'nlted dials
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El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Wednesday, July 23, 1913, newspaper, July 23, 1913; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth196443/m1/1/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.