El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 33RD YEAR, Ed. 1, Saturday, July 26, 1913 Page: 1 of 20
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EL PASO. TEXAS SATURDAY JULY 26. 1913.
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DAT IN OOTMHIWG POUCT
WIliD HOU) CONFERENCE WITH
PRESIDENT AND ECRETART
OF STATE BRYAN.
PEACE KIM OFFERED TO MEMO
if Good Orfloea Are Refused Bars
Will Bo Laid Down and Botb
Hides Mar Bar Anna.
Bp The associated Press
Washlhaton. July 2S. Whlla ad
ministration officials here bellava that
the crisis will not be reached In Mex
ico until the northern rebel armlea
press cloeer to Mexico City and the
federal ttrongholds. Indication to
night were that an effort would be
nwde by the Washington government
to pursue o well defined policy before
events reached a critical stage.
The flrat tep In the formulation of
a policy wjll he taken tomorrow when
Ambaaaador Henry Lane Wilson wUl
bring to the president and Secretary
Bryan first-hand Information ot tne
situation there. Mr. Bryan announced
tonight emphatically that there was
no disposition on the part of the ad-
ministration hire to interrogate Am
bassador Wilson about the numerous
rmorts alleging activity on his part
in connection with the downfall of
Mntloro and the establishment of the
Ilueita rcgirce. He added that the
' ambassador had been called merely
to throw light on present conditions
In the troublous republic.
Before Senate Committee.
After Ambassador Wilson has con.
tan-red with Secretary Bryan he will
talk further with President Wilson
and probably will be asked to appear
before the senate committee on for-
That Ambaaaador Wilson had ex-
pressed on his arrival in New York
opposition to tne proposals for media-
tion and had Indicated his sympathies
with the desire of the Huerta govern-
ment to be recogniaed were communi-
cated Informally to Mr. Bryan who
made no comment.
Bryan Before Committee.
Immediately after his conference
with the ambassador. Mr. Bryan Is
scheduled to appear before the senate
contnilttee on foreign relations further
to in. sent the administrations plan
for a protectorate over Nicaragua but
on the same occasion It Is expected
that Kb will be asked to outline the
developments toward a Mexican pol-
icy. Members of the committee as
well as the senate generally are well
inclined toward some executive ac-
tion by which all factions In the Mexi-
can dispute can get arms from the
It was apparent tonight that the
present policy of the administration
was to prevent all shipments of arms
to either side pending a final deter-
mination on this point.
United States Seeks Nothing.
It Is believed that after the presl.
dent and Secretary Bryan have ob-
tained from Ambassador Wilson his
own ideas and Interpretations of the
political situation In the Mexican cap-
ital the American government' In a
measure wlil reiterate views expressed
in the Laitln-American statement
made by President Wilson shortly aft-
er bis Inauguration in which he pro-
claimed that the United States had
nothing to 'seek in Latin-America but
the welfare of its sister republics.
With this in mind the recent sugges-
tfon of an American offer of media-
tion may be followed as evldenoe of
the good Intentions of the Washington
government. Information from fed-
eral as well as Constitutionalist
sources today however was to the ef-
fect that neither side would consider
mediation by a foreign government.
The national pride of the Mexicans It
was pointed out would not allow In-
terference In internal polities.
WUl Lay Down the Bars.
If It develops that the overtures of
the United States toward peace were
not favorably received. It Is expected
ttuu the Washington government will
thereupon pronounce Itself on the
question of arms and ammunition. In
all probability lifting the embargo so
that all sides can buy munitions' of
war. Such a development. It la be-
lieved. In many quarters here would
so strengthen the Constitutionalist
cause so aa to bring matters to a cri-
sta speedily and possibly a quick over-
throw of the Huerta govern moat a
contingency which many Washington
officials believe Is Inevitable although
reports of a strengthening of the fed-
eral armies are being advanced con-
stantly by officials of the Huerta ad-
ministration. THOU. HIND NOT PRISONER
w . in Ou at Federal lAaaa and In-
surgent Would Not Permit Return
Sy Tk Aemeteltt Press
Washington. July 31- Admiral
Cowlee at Ouaymas Informed the
navy department today that Thomas
Hlad. the American railroad man re-
ported held at Ouaymas. Mexico for
a ransom was sot a prisoner. He
said that Hind weat out of the fed-
eral lines and that the Insurgents
would not allow him to cross back
American and British oil camps at
Juea Casino and Potrero del I.U aa
have been robbed according to a re-
port from Taanplco.
Maaael Oareia. of San Antoalo.
Texas. American onsen who tas hsld
la Taaxptru oa political suspi. ion. has
the cruiser Pittsburgh for transports
tlon out of Mexico.
French Aviator Cans id FesWal dsn-
bcaU to Change m-tmragx.
r The AseseSsled Press
Hermoslllo. Mexico. July II Di-
aler Hanson succeeded yesterday In
making a bomb-dropping aeroplane
fllatlt over Ouaymas harbor accord-
ing to advloea received here today
ft was reported here that the French
aviator dropped bombs near the
Guerrero forcing the federal gun-
boat to change Us anchorage . Many
of the crew were reported as fleeing
to the shore In fear of another visit
ef the aeroplane.
Celebration of the reported tak-
ing by Constitutionalists of Torreon
was continued here today: There were
street processions and public speak-
ing In tho capital city last night.
NO SONORA F.I.ECTTcOW.
Mate Will Take No Action Until Peace
By The asteessses Press
Douglas Aria July 25 The Con-
stitutionalist committee here an-
nounced today that no elections would
be held In Sonera In August. It Is
planned to hold elections only after
peaoe Is restored fully. The state
legislature would dissolve automatic-
ally It was said leaving Governor
Pesquetra In absolute control.
TORREON NOT CAPTURED.
Bv The A undated Prtee
Washington. July IB. The Mexican
embassy In an official statement
founded on advices from Its consul
general at San Antonio denies today
that Torreon has been taken by the
MINERS IN JAIL
CHARDES HIEKEI AND BERNARD
M'DONAtD HELD IN CHI-
HVAHl'A. ARRESTED AT SANTA ROSALIA
Oroaoo's Men ook Them and Confis-
cated Their Car Were Going
for American Refugees.
Confined In the Chihuahua city jail
under threats of being executed by
orders of Oeueral Orosco Charles Ble-
sel. of this city general manager of
the Mines Company of America and
Bernard McDonald general manager of
the San Patricio Mining & Milling com
pany are In grave danger according
to w. I. Mayo a mining man of Rest
St. Louis III. who arrived here from
Santa Rosalia by way of Columbus N.
M. yesterday morning. Captured by
the rear guard of Oroseo's army at
Santa Rosalia while en route to the
Bl Rayo mines at Santa Barbara. Chi-
huahua the two Americana were taken
to Chihuahua City and placed in con-
flnement. Early yesterday morning tbe office
of the American Smelting V Refining
company la this city received a tele-
gram to the American consul at Chi-
huahua but the wires were said to be
K. o. Daus who Is In charge of the
branch office of the Mines Company of
America here sent telegrams to J. H.
laxeey secretary to the president of
the company. In Chicago and also to
W. H. Aldridge vice presidents at New
York Informing them of the situation
and received replies that they had
brought the matter to the attention of
Secretary of State Bryan and urged
him to take Immediate action.
Under what charge the Americans
are being held by Orosco and why their
lives should be threatened is something
the local officials of the company can-
not understand. Tbe automobile that
the two men were mating the trip In is
said to have been confiscated by the
Mexican Federal general.
Were Enroots t Santa Barbara.
Driving a seven -passenger touring
car the two men left El Paso on the
morning of July 10 for Santa Bar-
bara from where Mr. Blesel had In
tended bringing the families of Ameri-
can employss of the Bl Rayo mine
across the border. McDonald was
ehroute to his mines at Parral. They
crossed at Columbus N. M.. snd
reached Santa Rosalia on the after-
noon of July 14.
A half-hour after the arrival of the
two Americans Mr. Mayo a mining
man who was enroute to the border
arrived In Santa Rosalia and was In
formed by several Americans that
they had witnessed the arrest of Ble-
sel and McDonald by the rear guard
of Oroaoo's men. Orczco was en-
route to Chihuahua City from Tor
reon snd had stopped at Santa Rosalia
to rest has troops and replenish food
Keprrsnil Big Corporations.
The Mines Company of Amerlea
consisting of Nsw York and Chicago
capital baa ten million dollars invest
ed In the mining Industry of Northern
Mexico. It controls lbs following
minis: La Dura Mill and Mining
company La Dura. aViaora; Creator
cosorano company Torres Honors; Kl
Rayo Mining Developing company
salts Barbara. Chlh. and the Dolores
mines company near Madera.
The corporation has a large force
of Americana at work at their re
spective mines When the sltuatlon't
Chihuahua became so grate thai ths
lives of Americans were . ..ii.id. i rd la
danger Mr Blesel decided to drl.a a
car to Santa Barbara to bring the
families out. Nothing hae been heard
from him since he left this city. He
is married and has a family who are
spending the summer m their Cloud
t&s ass rstrk-iu Mlnlu a Milliag
sssssax. ef shirk Mr. McDonald 1
leaager. la ewsad by Kaglish sad CS-
adisu rspiial Mr Mellon. 4 i. sis.
self s aatlrs ef I'sssas. Ue has oper-
ated la Messes for Bxesy years.
l Jobs LauibaMs t hb-sgu ullllo
la lbs Mlaes loss pans l Aarsri. Bwas
RETTRNINO AMERICAN AMBAS-
SADOR OPPOSES SEVER AD
THE TRIPARTITE COMMISSION
AS PROPOSED WOULD BE ABAN-
DONMENT OF MONROE DOC.
TRINE. IN HIS It Di.mi I
STANDS FIT ON HIS RECORD III MEXICO
Bellerven He Is Right In the Position
He Has Maintained Toward the
it If The Annotated Press
July 25. Pausing her
on his hurried Mexico"
for a half-day
to-Washington trip In response to -a
summons from President Wilson
Henry Lane Wilson American am-
bassador to Mexico announced his
emphatic opposition to several plans
under consideration by the state de-
partment for bringing about peace In
the troubled Mexican republic.
Supplementing statements he made
earlier in the day disapproving the
suggestions of American mediation or
the appointment of a tripartite com-
mission. Mr. Wilson gave his reasons
tonight why he considered the plan
for a tripartite commission not a
Abstndon Monroe Doctrine.
"If we are to consider such a plan
we may as well abandon the Mon-
roe doctrine entirely" he said.
"The Monroe doctrine pledges" ths
United Slates to take care of the In-
terests of American governments
without the aid of any foreign coun-
try. Consequently In the Monroe
dootrlne we cannot attempt to settle
Mexico's affairs through the services
of such a body as the proposed tri-
partite commission since It Involves
calling In outside governments to
Retiiient on Policy.
Mr. Wilson was reticent when
questioned as to his policies on Amer-
ican Intervention and recognition of
Mexico by the United States. These
views he said must be reserved for
his conference with President Wil-
son and Stcretary Bryan.
"I have been blamed for a great
deal" the ambassador commented as
he dlscpased his administration In
The ambaaaador' silence regard-
ing his Opinion as to American rec-
ognition was .broken tonight long
enough for him to comment on one of
his acts just subsequent to the over-
throw of Madero. Mr. Wilson recall-
ed that this act was Interpreted In
many quarters as virtual recognition
notwithstanding the refusal of his
government at Washington to admit
the republic on a .dlplomatlo-efootlng
common with other governments.
in February when Huerta became
provisional president the ambassador
Instructed American consuls In Mex-
ico "In the Interests of Mexico to
urge general submission and adhesion
to the government which will be rec-
ognised by all foreign governments
Mr. Wilson said a wrong construc-
tion would he placed upon this ad-
vice to consular officers by any per-
son who belioved it meant that he
recognized the Huerta government or
that he desired to conflict In any way
with the policies of either Mr. Taft
as president or President Wilson.
Believes He Was Right
"It was the defacto government
only that I recognised." Mr. Wilson
explained. "The defacto government
that possessed the power to offer
protection for American lives and
property and for the lives and prop-
erty of other foreigners. I acted as
any ambassador had the right to act
in the Interests of my countrymen.
The government I recognised was
the only existing one of law and order.
I believe that I did right at that
hrxleaa Maaafalss still Masai.
Ambassador Wilson. In constestlag In.
algkt oa Ue Meslrsu situation In gen-
eral declared tbe seriousness of con-
ditions bss been exaggerated.
"Things sre oot nearly so bad ss they
have beeu represesbid." be ssld. "ruu-
.lamestally. the coadltlnn or Meslro Is
good. At bottom wast I might csll Ike
physical condition of tbe country sr the
msterlal condition. Is good. Tbe dis-
turbances of tbe preseat are surface dls-
lurbsaces sad although they affect tbe
country adversely. i they asos ess be est-
tled. the government rsa tie node stable
and then Mexico will ea)y tbe prosperity
and Imsiuolty of disturbances of which
the Is espshle there Is Bstbtsg fanes-
svseisliy wroag with this country. Krery
thing there Is sot gelag to the dags
as soase persona here sssas 10 tktsk "
Kl. PASO REflOCiUTIilNR.
Coram noting His Position ost Me th an
(jaasstlon Received by hssslor Fail.
gg rtars gpeelsl OeerrspaesWat
Washington D. C. July II. Mena-
t(f of New Mexico received a
telegram today Informing him of the
action of the El Paso Board ef Trade
In adopting resolutions coin mending
his position with refers not ts the pro-
tection of American lles snd prop-
erty -la Mexico From a number of
organisations as well as Individuals
from all parts of the country Senator
Fall has received telegrams and let-
ters indoraing hla stead In the MsaU-
caa controversy .
kg The A nsssali Press
Galveston. Texas. July 14 One
hundred sad eighty -five American
rf ugeea arrived here last sight ou j
board the stssuiStoJp Tass (tutu Vera I
President Huerta's Reign Is
Expected To Be Ended Shortly
Washington July 15. The Huerta
government In Mexico is on the verge
of collapse. The same disaster that
overtook the relgnn of Dlas and Mu-
dero is now rapidly approaching the
provisional government of tho new
dictator. It if only a question of com-
paratively a few days when llTrelua
will have to get steam up on the spe-
otej train In watting for flight of de-
posed presidents and take the Vcrn
Crug rout for Pari... There Is specu-
lation however whether Huerta will
run arrdld Dlas or stand defiantly as
did Madero until killed. Advices re-
ceived In Washington and credited in
highest circles give the news that the
DEMOCRATS ON HOUSE BANKING
AND CURRENCY COMMITTEE
Unable l Reach an Agreement on the
Pending Administration Cur-
Hu Ttu- Astoc'-ifrd Press
Washington July 13. In soother
stormy session today the Peuiocrstl.-
mcoiuers of the houso bsnklng mid cur-
rency committee found themselves unable
even to agree to disagree on tlie ad-
ministration currency bill. Tlicy ad-
journed until Monday when after
President Wilson hss bad n talk with
Hepresentatlve Ksga.lsle of South Caro-
lina who presented to tbe committee the
so-eslled insurgent amendments to the
bill ysstenlsy. the struggle to resch
some sort of su agreement will bs re-
sumed. While the .omniltiee marked time to-
day during a sesaioa of tbe houe
which demanded tbe presence of its
members on tbe floor the president hed
conferences ' wit h Representative Wltigo
who has opposed several isrts of Ihe
admluistratlou hill sud Bepresenlatlve
Prm and Ternpieo. The refugees will
be held In quarantine. dntll July II.
t'sastlistlaaelisU nsajsaSOste Their
Krleasabis at Pledras Negraa.
Hu The Aeeociat'i fress
Pledras Negras. Mex July ss. A
9ro-Amerlcau demonstration partlrl-
patad In by nearly two thousand sup-
porters of Olvernor Carransa. waa held
sere laat night. The 'demonstration
waa orgaalaed as a rebuke to Prorls-
lonsl President Huerta. whu was
charged with fomenting the recent
A large crowd gathered In front of
the American consulate and listened to
spe. . h.-s la which leadere of the Coa-
stltutlonallst party expressed friend-
ship for Americans and gave assur-
anrea of the protection to Amerlran
Uvea snd property.
Seventeen hundred Msxlcans signed a
i Mi WKATMUL
s The AsseetStrtf Press
SS. West Tesss:
tienerslly fsir Hut.
srday sud Hunds.
assess ' ocosatunal
showers Is ex -tress
Xsw Men... and
Arasaas- ralr Sat-
urday ; fslr la
Sksatk hodu ;
l-o.-sl Of flee. V
S weather bureau.
El Pass Tssaa.
Jog W km p
sf Highest test -per
sisre. last 13
boats as . i . e.
hviev rest fluff
Teatpssturrr U (Isag sod sevisr.
Huerta government cannot last long.
The conditions of chaos and anarchy
existing In unfortunate Mexico are
centering rapidly toward another ca-
tastrophe. What will happen when
Huerta falls no one ventures to pre-
li. t. It may in. an a period of even
worse confusion If such a thing la
possible. There seems to be no spe-
cially strong man to seise the reins of
government In Mexico City. No one
Indlvlduul stands out as leader of
united opposition to the dictator.
Huerta's fall when It does DO me will
be the result not of one revolution but
of (l.acns of revolutions scattered
throughout the oounlry.
Class the chairman of the couimlttne.
following which It wss plsnasd the bill
be taken out of the bands of the botho.
trntlc members of ihe ...mnilttee snd
h- sent to a house caucus If a rote
demonstrated tbey were unable tu agrra.
Submit tej Csaess.
Ao.ordingly when tbs conference met
after the house adjourned. Ruprusenlstlte
triage offered n motion t tint 0m kill
be submitted to a I nil. caucus to
he called a weak from Moudsy and thai
tho committee members In thu raeautlisa
thresh out as msuy of their dtffsiSSSM
ss possible. Representative Ksgoduie
offered a motion to send the bill to
the csucus Immediately without say
i ulllieH.luttr.il n n. I with all amend-
ments peadlBg .iiher motions followed
In Man succession sud cnnfualoa eu-
suad. Aerlmeaews Ulaeussles.
The discussion hecsnic rather serlmon.
nus llepreaentstlve llagadul.! culling
Chairman I lass to order for a published
slstement that the rbalrmup believed the
committee uuablo to agree. Cbalrmau
Disss repudiated the sisteuieat.
HcpreaVntatlvo Wilaon of Florida want-
ed to know If tbe charge of tbe dis-
courtesy spplled to him and Kapraseuts-
tlvo llulksley retorted that hla atetemeut
could Ire Interpreted by each member of
the committee to ault himself la the
.-oufualoii the various unit Ion to send
Ihe bill to conference were laid en the
1. 1 hi- sad the eommltlee adjourned until
Monday sfternooo at 2 o'clock with the
bill still auspendad In mldslr.
mcasags addressed to President Wilson
In which they denounced the anti-Am
erlcau demonatratlous In Mexico city
and charged that they were orgaulsed
by Huerta The maooaga with ita
numerous signatures was mailed to
Prealdcnt Wilson today.
I ..ad.... Times Tblaks We Mbrtafc rrssa
Hull aad Hespaaslblllly.
gg The associated Press
l.oo.ion. July ji -. The Times in an
editorial discussing tho policy of tbe
BhRed state toward Mettles says.
Three years' trial of a passive attitude
bss felled to i-uatrlbute lu suy definite
wsy to Ihe appaaseuieut sf the rosatry.
soosar or later unless mstlers Uks sn
UBstpoetedly fsrorahle turu the Amerl-
csas will have to eauablrr whether tbe
attitude of urutrsllty sad uou.lntertes-
tin may not ha persisted in uatil It al-
most wears the aspect of shrlnklag from
duty snd responsibility antll It produces
tha very crista li was Islanded to avert
aud uutli it sacrflfica to s scruple ur a
theory si opportunity fur lasglble
and product!.' service. "
PADRES' HOM. h-.tm
Waited I lamination at Hlsbee oa
Be Timee HpeefTi on rsswaaVaT
Douglas. Ails .
Padres arrested I
days ago by larpi
July It gagse
Douglas a fsw
the charge of
d of ammunition
ires aas bound
at f30 He waived preliminary ex-
amination when arraigned aad the
whole traasaetioa took but a short
I I.11C.I fill- ..-. It.-. i f
ImaSndiSSJ Mexican Raid
(silver City. H- M.. July IE From
a report received here the Mogollnn
mining samp was seriously disturb-
ed thin week a rumor gaining cur-
rency that a hand of rebel soldiers
led by Francisco O a re la intended to
attack and loot the camp. The story
goes that one of Ihe band divulged
the secret to Ihe Justice of the peace
at Mogoilon and he warned the elti-
ens. who promptly armed snd made
ready In meet the attacking force.
Ths attack was not made due prob-
able to the fact that the people were
ready to meet such and all the atorea
la the camp were under guard
WHERE OONZAIJSX SLEEPS.
A. Labanaat Saw to Burial of the Dead
A crude wooden cross msrhs Ihe
grave of Abraham Oonsaleg. late gov-
ernor of Chihuahua who was ax ecu ted
by federals near Horcastltaa. a ststlon
sn the Mexican National railroad
south of Chihuahua laat spring
Augustln Laxoansat former Inspector
of secret police In the state under
Oovcrnof Uonaalea. bow a colonel in
the Constitutionalist army stated
while In Bl Paso yesterday that he
personslly had buried the remains of
the Iste governor of the state.
On July 10 while with his command
ha discovered tho bones ' of the late
governor beside the Mexican National
railroad track at Kilometer 1M4.
Remnants of the clothing of the late
governor of Chihuahua were laying
around nearby and these Colonel '-
hansat waa abls to Identify as belong
lag to Oovernor Oonestes.
A grave was dug by Laxbanaat's
trooper and all that remained of the
lute governor waa burled with military
honors. Pious Mexican ranchmen
erected a rough-hewn cross over the
grave to mark the spot.
I II NOOSE
WARM CONTEST ON OVER THK
Possible That Every Member of Ihe
Commission Will he Requested
By Timre Special cerrrxsesdrnl
Austin. JTexa. July 26. The flgh:
In the house over the approprlellon
bill occupied the center of trje stage
taisfTNr'ractlcslly every Item of the
measure was contestsd with the com-
mittee winning out In the majority of
Severs! resolutions were submitted
but not voted upon. One was to sub-
mit a proposition to sell the out-
standing stale bond! amounting to
13978000 for 10 or 36 per cent pre-
mium which the governor. It Is
claimed stated might be done with
bonds Issued by the passage of the
Il.-lp State Funds.
Tho state funds according to the
resolution might realise I7 0T..000 ad-
ditional in bond premiums and while
theso bonds are paying only the 3 and
4 per cent proceeds from the sold
bonds may be reinvested In 6 per
cents which would bring In S70Q0u
per yesr additional.
A fight on the penitentiary com.
mission also developed. A resolution
will be introduced with a full pro
slnengih to request every member of
the prison commlsalon to resign pro.
vldcd the work on state road exten-
sion ts continued.
Two Bills Introduced.
Twa bills were Introduced In the
house. A tiluo aky law by Woods ol
Navarro and a bill making It a felony
for any psraon to represent In a com-
for any person to represent
mer. lul way any foreign corporation
svhjch has no permit to do business In
Holding Vp Per Dlrm.
The governor has not yet signed the
per diem and contingent expense bill
and some of the legislators are be-
ginning to feel a financial stringency.
AIJiEOED LAN D I KM lis
kansana Arrested for Bogus I -and
licl- In New Meilcu.
0g The Aetviett4 trtee
Topeka Kans. July IS. Don A.
Mounday aad 1.. P. W. Mounday. his
wife were arrested today on com-
plaints charging them with misuse f
the malls In their sfforts to sell New
Mexican land tracts In connection
wlfh the American Sugar Manufac-
turing and Hefiulng company an
The government claima that the
company owns no land and that the
sales of stuck hss netted nearly a
half million dollara In Kansas.
Suit was filed by the attroney gen-
eral of Kansas asking that a receiver
be eppolnted for the company.
-e t - -iiltli
N V. I Nt. INKERS
far i .. .. .ii o Preee
Vancouver B C July 31. Five
egpert ordaanee engineers from two
of the leadlag gun factories in Bag-
land arrived here today on their way
to Japan whera they will lake
. harae of ordnance work at a secret
plain established by tha Japanese at
Maroran. oa Hokpldo Island. -
The Japanese government has Its
regulsr arsenal at Kobe but the
plant at ataroran where tha Brltlah
experts have been engaged la for
Bar kof a special character.
Tha Ordnance engineers who de-
clined to discuss their employmest
by the Japanese govsrnment are
Jackson P. Wilson. W. C Paul. K.
Sllrlsnd. C. Olbbs and T W Brown.
HNS. sUtOOKS ins.
g The simi issss rest
New York. Jaly It - -Mrs. Alpha Osr-
. d Hroeks. wlfs of Heivldare Brooks
vice presides! sad general manager of
the W astern I nlun Telagrapb coast any.
died toalght a lew keura after h. r ar-
rival frasa Deuver. whera she was
stricken last Saturday whlla oa a tour
through ike west with her bush aad.
TROUBLE CONTINUES AM'M.
THE COPPER MINERS III
FIFTEEN THOUSAND MEN IDLE
Rt MOBf-.O THAT OOVERNOR Of
THE ST ATI: MAY TRY Tl
TLE PRESENT DIFFERENCES
BOTH SIDE WOULD WELCOME HIM NOW
The Calumet Minn Appears to be use
Center of the Dleturhanoea at
Be The lasodeled Prte
Calumet. Mich.. July 15 Reports
that Oovernor W. N. Ferris would
coma to Hnughfon tonight to help ar-
range a settlement of tbe strike of
11000 copper mine employes In the
northern peninsula which brought
out an unofficial statement tonight
from the mine managers that they
would welcome the. governor's pres-
ence. Any plans for arbitration under tha
direction of the governor were soon
dispelled however by the announce-
ment that Oovernor Ferris had no
present Intention of coming to the
copper country or of withdrawing ths
militia which la protecting the mines
against any further outbreak of tha
The following telegram waa lent to
the governor In Lairing this after-
noon by C E. Ma honey vice president
of the Western Federation of Mineral
Want the Oovernor.
"We respectfully request that yort
come here and Investigate the Indus-
trial dispute in the copper mining dis-
trict and use your good offices to ef-
fect a settlement and to direct that tha
troops be used to preserve peace In-
stead of to operate thA mines as
seems to be the present Intent."
I The company managers stated un-
officially that they too would wel-
come the governor but would give no
Intimation that proposals to arbitrate
the strike would be accepted bv them.
They said this would be construed by
the strikers as a tacit recognition of
Disorders occurred spasmodically
In the outlying districts of the milling
country today but In no rase did the
union men manifest the uplrlt which
appeared In the attack on the Calumet
and 1 1 i.i properties yesterday.
. A call Tor :roops came from tha
south range when union sympathisers
drove away the sheriffs deputies at
the Baltic Trl Mountain and other
mines but an Investigation by militia
commanders' convinced thorn that the
situation was not serious enough to
require the presence of state soldiers.
Calumet Storm Center.
It wits .ili.- consensus of opinion
among the ..in .i of the three com-
panlcs already here that the storm
center would remain In and about
Calumet. Accordingly company elec.
trlclans strung wires till about tho
Calumet and Hecla shafts and shops
with sixty candle power lamps de-
pending therefrom every six feet.
Tho militia commanders were con-
vinced that Illumination would pre-
vent any possibility of "planting" ex-
plosives about tha buildings at night.
After a lengthy conference union
officials Issued a statement outlining
the position of the miners. The state-
ment opened with the declaration that
"when tabor ts driven to the weapon
of last resort the strike It is but
j fair to the community to give the rea
sons for that action."
Reason for Strike.
The statement declared that than
strike waa not called until all peaed
able means had failed. The states
ment declares the only answer from
the operators was to the effect that
the companies had never treated with
the Western Federation of Miners and
did not fsel It necessary to do so now.
The statement urges that the laborer's
rights on oWlgemhlp gives him a voloe
In hla government his employment
should give him a voire as to hours
wugea and labor conditions that la
what Is meant by "recognition of the
union" and that to offer to treat with
Individual and refuse to treat with a
commute representing the employes)
Is a mock of fair dealings.
"The eight hous day has obtained
for years throughout the metal nils- .
Ing Induatry of the West" says tha
statement "The claim cannot ha
made that It would subject tha . oni-
panics to unfair competition. The
wages of the underground worker
throughout the copper mines of tha
country ex-ept Michigan average 13. 5
per day It would lake several In
creases to reach that figure here.
Right to organise.
"We submit tu all fair-minded clil-
xena that the employes of any com-
pany hve the right to organise and
negotiate through their . hoaru repre-
sentatives with their employers for a
redress of grievances .and that such
a method of procedure makes for the
general welfare and Industrial peaco
of a community."
A canvBas'of ths mining SJagftei in.'
night brought the Invariable response
"all quiet." No crowds wsrs reported
from any of the locatlona. despite ru -mors
that attacks were Impending
against various electric light power
and water plants Union officials were
particularly Insistent that operations
of such coaoarns would not be ham-
pered and the rains operators also said
that they expected no trouble from
i Si. Tbe taisortant Iowa ef
ala.'sduala. where Aaisrican
save established s large sel-
i sees bsrsed by tk tireek
Hug te aa official Sulgartaa
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