El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 36TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, August 18, 1916 Page: 1 of 14
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THE METAL MARKET.
V ri mtnir
Wew Tort If ad. ihomj I
New Iter ellref Hr
West Tutu: Friday end Saturday un-
settled; probably showers In Mlrwiw waSf. !
Mew Mexico: Friday local bor.
"irmr east and central portions Satnr-
dr. prohibí fair; warmer east portion.
Art fon s Friday generally fair some-
what warmer; aturday fair In west local
showers east; cooler north.
EL PASO TEXAS. FRIDAY. AUGUST 18. 19 J 6.
ENGLISH SECTION 14 PAGES
PRICE 5 CENTS
TWO HUNDRED MILLIONS NEEDED TO FINANCE MEXICO CAMPAIGN
Railroad Wage Controversy May Be
Mediated by Presidential Commission
MANAGERS ASK TIME FOR
CONSIDERATION OF PLAN
Suggested that Board of Three Be Named to Investigate and
Determine Actual Cost of Proposed Change of
Working Conditions of Employes.
General Committee of Employes Received at White House
and Told that Strike Must Be Avoided at Any Cost
on Account of Disastrous Effect on Country.
By Associated Pre.
Waihlnrton. Auinitt IT The eonferanc
tonight between the railroad presidenta and
the managers' committee developed further
Indication! that the manager ware to be
barked up by their chief. In the attitude
they tiara adopted toward the president's
"We have rone over the iltuatlon tbor-
ourhi.v." aald dha of tha president a ha
left tha ron reran re. "and wa arree thor-
oturhly In every particular with what the
committee baa done."
Managrrü' Plana Tentative.
The ene n expectation II that tha rail-
road official! after seelnr the president
tomorrow will aak that they be riven sev-
eral laya perhapa a week or more to con-
sider their course. It vn rrnphaaiiaVl by
thoae or the offlrlala who arrived tnnlrht.
however that all of thoae plana were tenta-
tive. . Two plana are belnr ronaldered ror tha
make-up of the propoaed commission In
oaae the president's plan la accepted. Tha
first provides ror the appointment Ot all
three members if Dial ahould be the slie
of the commission by the prescient and
the other for selection or one of the mem-
bars by him and or the other two by the
railroad employers add employes reaper -tlvely.
The plan aa presented by the presi-
dent to the employes war couched In tren-
eral terms and did not n Into detain.
Powers of Commission.
It la propoaed that tha commission be
riven power to summon wltnesaea and ex-
amlne books In order to arrive at the true
coat of the propoaed plan to the railroads
furrestlona have been made that the com
mission be made permanent a
The conference between the president and
th raneral committee or employaa Lasted
an hour. After the members of the com-
mittee bad assembled In the east room thiry
wara Introduced to the prealdent by Al B.
narrataon their spokesman. In a short
speech Mr. Oarretaon pointed out that Hie
president's poaltlon In aummonlnr repre-
sentatives of larra number or worklnr
men to the White House without others
present ror a discussion or a labor problem
Make Hands With Prealdent.
The employes remained undemonstrative
durina the remarks or Nr. llsrretaon and
the prealdent. At the roncliialon or tha
meetlnr they rormed In line and snook
hands with Mr. Wllaon. Many smiled
broadly as they left the WhHe Houaa.
President Expíalas Position
in Ma talk to the man the prealdent ex
plained hi- reellnr that a atrtke must be
volded al any rot because or the dlf.'-
troua effect on the country. He xnen -an
that after ravelwlnr the ittuatton tbor
ouahlv with the small committees represent
Inr the employers and tbe employaa be
had drawn up a pian which na ukjuiuv w
fair fc both sides and which ha hoped
would be accepted by both.
Tbe president declared he believed In the
principle of the eight-hour day and that be
thourht tbe greater part or Uta people of
the United Statee held a similar 'view He
also sought to iropreas on tbe mm that be
knew what It means to work ror a living.
He said he had learned early In lira the
tríala or "maklnr both ende meet."
Regardlnr tbe collateral issues the preal-
dent admitted that be waa at a loss to say
bow they should be settled If the question
or overtime and other problema were left
to him. be said ha would bave to aak for
a commission to belp him decide what
would be ralr. Ha added that' In bl bailer
there were enourh horwst meo In tbe United
BUtea to decide these question- Talrly to
both aides and that tbey would do so If
called upon. a I
At the conclusion of the president talk
Iba four brotherhood heads questioned him
tn order to brmr out all Joex point for tha
benefit of tbe members of the general Mn-
HlfcM who nave not been at tbe previous
White House ronrerencet.
Prealdeal Ollera to Withdraw.
If lb man desired the prealdent aald
hernre thev lert. they could remain in
tbe room in which they had assembled and
.fz-iiia whether they would approve or re
bel hia DroooilUon. He wa Wllllnv lie
aald to withdraw and let them come to a
decision. Mr. uaireteou uiaimru
.nt hut ' J that be believed I
would be beat ror the men to ro to their
aajtaftf a meeting.
Tha Hiuky Grip.
When they left tha men were Invited ui
s hka banda with tha prealdenli Wheu
about bait of them bad done so W.I 8. Car
ter head or the enrlnemen. noticed Mr. Wll-
aon vt furnia occasionally aa a husky em-
ploye rrlpped his hand tlrhtly.
"Just touch the prealdent'a hand men."
Mr. Carter said. "He la onaccustomed to
MM kind or grip."
The prealdent smiled hla appreciation of
Mr. Carter's tboughfulne. After they left
tne wime House tbe men were In con
rerence ror two hájV al their hall but
decided to delay a formal decision until to-
Optimism marked every move or the
Motherhood men durlnr the day. They
were pleased over the president's plan al
outlined to them by their leaders In in
formal conferences and appeared ta like it
even better after their meeetor with tha
pre i i t si.d the two frank dlacusslont of
the situation amona themselves. .
"It isn't dlaaallafactlon with the Sorest
dent's plan or dissension amona; the men
Hint caused the cute p e postponed until
t morrow" one of tbe leadera explained
tonlrht. "Tha men Just like to talk about
tne proposal and we are rlvlnr everybody
who desires to talk a chanca."
Favorable Verdict Expected.
Leadera declined to forecast the verdict
or tne men when they vole on the nreal
di ni s proposal tomorrow but everywhere
reellnr existed that they would approve It
Guarda an Fire 'Eaeape.
Every precaution Waa uaad to prevent any
scve members or the brotherhood from
obtaintnr admlaafon to the various meetlnr
u. nay. ootn at tne nail and the White House
The plan of laeulnr special Uckela to mem
bera ror use at the hall waa discussed but
ananooneo becauae enourh time did not re
main ror prlntlnr them. It then waa ar
ranged ror several men to check up on the
mi tuners as tney applied ror admission
Special guards also were placed on all of
tne nra escapes windows and stairways
and the doors closed before the meetlnr
began At the White House brotherhood
men carefully identified every members of
The railroad president will see the nreal
dent at II SO tomorrow and at that time he
will explain to them In detail hla plan and
make practically the same speech which
ne delivered to the employea today.
When Mr. Wilson sees the railroad Dreal
dents tomorrow tbe committee or managers
who have been ronrerrlnr with them all this
week will not be present. II waa derided
late tonight that the prealdent should lay
hla plan fully barore the executlvea or the
cuso aiooe ann wora to mat effect was
sent to tne no lei where the manarers and
tneir enters were in session.
Before proposing hla plan It waa learned
tonignt. Mr. Wllaon had aourht vainly lor
two days to have both aides accept some
rorm or arbitration. He decided finally
ui urn ww auaaiuieiy impossible anil
then determinad on the proposal laid before
the employes today.
Railroads la Issue SUteexeaL
Indications when tonight's conference ad-
Journed were that the ratlroarH would issue
soon a comprehensive statement settlor
f rth their position.
Hale Holden presiden or the Chleaao.
Burlington A Qulncy wa designated aa
spokesman ror tha roads In tomorrow's
White House ronrerence.
Bryan Offer Truce Plan.
William Jennings Bryan It develooad to
day bad aourht untucceaafully to settle
ue striae ny tne acceptance or his tempo
rary truce-peace plan having telerranherf
pleas to beads of various brotherhood and
urn president asking that It be nut Into
eftecl. It would provide ror a truce of one
year during which time the contentions of
both side to the controversy should be
investigated by a rommleeion and a settle
ment atlemtped on the findings of the com
WE8TCR.N IMSORT LINES
HAM MANAtiCRS AND
FMPI.OTKH TO ARBITRATE
By Associated Press.
Hun 1 ianci.no Auguat n aiht a meet
ing bare today or the Western Aasoclatlon
or Short Line railroads D. M. Swobe prea
ldent of the aasoclatlon. telerraphinr to
the president tending him coplea of com;
missions of kindred organisations of Cali-
fornia Nevada. Waabmsapn Oraron Art
tona and New MexlcoTasklnv that the rail-
road brotherhood and the railroad sub
mit tbe question at laaue between them Ui
Ihe srbllratlou of Ihe Interstate commirce
1 onuuisslon. The president's attention waa
alto called to similar resolution passed
by the chamber of commerce of H Cali-
fornia due and of Portland Ora.
Sure! We've Got
On Trip From Porriatnd to San
Francisco Nominee Delivers
Foot R ear-End Sptmcbrn in
Which Ha Tnlka of Tariff and
DEFINES HIS IDEA OF
Declares There Must Be Un-
swerving Loyalty to Our Rag
and Inatitutions and a Disposi-
tion to Defend 1hem; Wants
Friendship of Whole World.
Ivy Aasoclsted Press
Medfuni. in-. Auruat IT. Charlea E.
Hughaa aoutldtound on his ax-hour rid
from Portland to san Francisco talked
of the tart ft and lbs national honor today
to crowds which assembled al stations alon
lite way. in 111 the rear platform of nit
ear the nominee made four addr eases at
Riddle Rosburg. Grant's Pug and her.
In each he summarised nl aland on pre-
paredness protection or American rlgtrts
and industrial m operation
At Riddle Mr. Hughes declared that "a
depreciation In American repute" to a poller
oT vacillation'' bad bronrnt tha country
nearer to war than II would have been bad
"a firm and contlatent policy" been main
talned. "Thoae who tins we are decadent
and weas and naverratstoi toe out
liable spirit are verawmurh niistakan
aald. "Tbey do del present the aountry "
In his address at
rant' I'aa. Mr. Hughes
Americanism' 'aa rol
We must have a $006 drive a foot and
in re la no reasons wby In this country with
CConllnued oa Para Two.)
the Land the Water and the
NATIONAL GUARDSMEN DRIVEN
FROM TENTS WHEN WALL OF
WATER ROLLS IN FROM HILLS
Small Rivulets Tear Their Way
Form Lake Three Feet
Thousands of th soldiers encamped at
and near El Paao fared badly last night as
a result of tbe severe rainstorm which
passed over the rlty Thursday evening.
Lakes of water formed In some of the
camp and did not run orf ror severs!
hours. m '.pants or elevated floored tantt
weathered th atorm nicely but unfortun-
ately a large number or th tents bave no
floor and soma or tha soldiers have not
been supplied with cots. These war for d
to sleep on the wot ground on soggy nat-
tresses snd blankcta ir they slept at all.
Camp Stewart where the big Pennsylvania
division Is located apparently suffered most
from the storm. Tbe water ran down Horn
Mount Franklin and formed a lake which
Inundated tbe greater part or the big camp
In parta or tpa camp the water stood two
feat deep for se eral hour. Tbe area
whfrb includes the wide public road the
drill ground and all of the orneara' quar-
ter wa covered with water. The first
and second brigade being located on
low and level ground suffered th most.
The third brigade waa not to completely
flooded as the others. In some part or tbe
ramp tlx water nowad twirtly. warning
away considerable equipment and Hearing
down tent Tbe beauttftratlon work the
soldiers bad accomplished with cacti and
palms was wracked by tbe water.
Heavy Mala After Dark
Th heaviest precipitation occurred after
dark adding to tha discomfort or tbe Mi-
dler and maklnr It almot impossible ror
them to do anything to batter Uusmlvet
Many or them undoubtedly spent a miserable
night and It la probably thai all drills
and other routine camp work will be sus-
pended ror a dty or two unlll the camps
Long; before tbe rain began to fall on
Iba meta tha soldier at Camp Stewart
could aa tbe storm raging among tbe
Through Sandy Ground and
Deep in Roada Near
canyons and peak of Mount franklin Tha
'avine around in- camps bagan to fill
with water before the rain beran to fait
In the camp and the soldiers taw the
mountain torrents rueb by. cirrylnr large
boulder from the mountain tlda llltl
thinking that In a very short time they
would be rightlnr a riood of water in their
Rome time ego in men or the Pennsyl-
vania division under the supervision of
lhlr engineer .corps constructed a drain-
age ditch on fxv west side of their camp
and ir this dltchV ould have been completed
snd extended tn sVne discharging point thn
riood or last night might have been pre-
vented but it waa decided to finish tha
work with civlhaji labor The civilian
labor had not alarlid to work rnqunUy
tne camp surrerenj
MtcMaaisf Csaap Flooded
Th rirst batallón or the Thirty rirst
Mlchlkan rerlmeni wa under water In
Camp Cotton last mrht. More than 500
guardsmen wer Weed to abandon their
tents and take aefure tn box cars near
the ramp. In the fciewly completed orflcers
mass or In downtown hotels. Tha water
stood three feet deep on. toma of tha
uiKNpany saraaia. Th water aleo (run
wirourn toe ataaaacnuaetta camp and m-
lonvenlenced the guardsmen
IN AND ASAsUT
A hasvy don
or ram which laatad
more than four
hours caused much dam
are In and abou
Ei raso. Th rain started
at ao-o-i lock j
at before the store closed
and cauaed muc
inconvenience fur men and
Just rtuislH-d their work in
offices and saw
wara reported to lb
si ru resembled small
ad on Para two.)
RECOMMENDATION FOR BQKD
ISSUE OF $130000000.00
IS APPROVED BY TREASURY
Proceeds of Proposed Issue Required to Meet Expenditures on
Border Until End of Present Year; $86000000 la
Needed If Question Is Unsettled by Dec 31.
Demand for Money to Meet Extraordinary Expenses of Gov-
ernment Comes as Surprise to Senate When
Presented by Finance Committee.
BY Associated Prest.
Washington. Aurust IT A bond Issue of
li.v.onn.ono to meet extraordinary tovarn
menl expenditures due to th Mexican tit
nation was unexpectedly recommended to
congress tonight by majority members or
the senate rinance committee with the con-
currence or the freaaury department.
To Pay Border Bxpenaea
The bond Issue Is urged In the report of
(he finance committee Democrat filad In
the seats today on the WOt.ixsi.oOO revenue
bill. In addition to tbe propoaed issue and
the revenue bill the finance committee ai
arrtt thai further appropriation of SM.-
tM.ono win be necessary to defray tbe ex-
pense or operations In the Mexican emer-
gency ir condition on the border continue
a tliey are now after !erembr SI lata
1 he iijo.000000 tn be provided by the pro-
pose bond issue the report says will
meet Mexican expenditures only until the
end of tins calendar year.
Accompanying the finance committee 31a-
Jorlty's report submitted by Senator 81m'
mons. waa a general statement from tha
treasury department estimating dlsburae-
mente for the fiscal year ivn at tl.lirV
lii.ooo and re eipts rrw.ono.otiu.
"Tha total appropriation for the fiscal
year inn. exclusive or tnnae carneo in
the so called shipping bill which It to
be defrayed by the Issuance or Panama
bonds will exceed the appropriations for
tbe riscal year ll by about tso.oooooo
aaya th report. Thla Increase la repre-
sented principally by lldr.non.non additional
appropriated ror th navy gtes.noo.ono addi-
tional amount appropriated ror th army.
Sat Ota fm additional amniind appropriated
for rortiricatlons 141 .onu.fKio for dericiency
appropriations -about s.'.oi1.rxx) or wltlcn
la dua to the Mancan situation and In-
creased requirement or the army and
navy and tao .00000 ror a nllrat plant
which la a praparednaee appropriation. The
Increase In tha approprlslions ror tne its-
cal year other than for these extraordinary
purjoaea It not beyond Ihe normal In-
crease. But foritha additional expenditures
mads nereaaaryto defray the cost or.pre-
paredues Ihe Wreeeed revenues to be
raised by this bH would not be necessary
and the estimated receipts under the pres-
ent lav would ba considerably In exceaa
of lh atlmated dliburaemenlt for the fit-
'Trame Up" Oh Their
By Associated Presa.
Washington Aurust fT - Administration
senate leaders confronted by the determin-
ation of Senator Owen to preaa his corrupt
practices bill at thla session of congress
made an agreement with the Republican
today which tbey believe will clear a way
for paaaara or tha shippmr and revenue
bills now temporarily blocgea. 11 w
arread that Senator Owen might move to
tak up bl bill at any time and that
enourh Democrat would vol with th Re
publican against tha motion to defeat II.
T Potpone Mr asure
For hours today while th shipping bill
ws belnr discussed in monologues to empty
seate Democratic and Republican leadera
..'.11. .e me legislative deadlock. It
was aald tonlfht thai enourh Democratic
promises to oppose oenaior u "'
had been secured to aiture what the Re-
.irnsltlv deslíe liosU'onnw'Ilt
of acUon on tha Owen bill until the next
oion. A vote on Ihe snipping mil proo-
ably will be permitted by the Republicans
tomorrow or Saturday under this agree
Th day development had served kt
renew bop tor an early adjournment or
congress whan advocates of the uiiniigra-
llon bill injected a new dlaturblnr reatara
rienalor Borah In tha course or a speech
on Us shipping bill referred lo lb need
lor immediate Uumigralion legislation and
the rsulUnr discussion revealed evidence
of another Democratic revolt.
senator Hardwlck announced thai It waa
tna intention or Chairman bmllb of tha
immlgriUon committee to call up Uta mea
tura barore adjournment and Banator
Aahurat another Damoarat aald ba hope i
aueb a motion would be made apon and
that be would not ba bound by the Derao-
cratle caueua which voted to delay th
measure until December.
Immigration Rill 1 raed
Durlnr Iba day I bar waa gossip among
the Demucrtllc senators that Prealdent Wll-
aon might not veto th Mil If It should
ba presented to him. There was bower ar
no authoritative Information on that subject.
MeoUon or immigration diverted atten-
tion rrom the ehlpplnr bill for trveral
hours senator Dillingham. Works Hrady
and other Republican urging the passing
of the Immigration nvaaaure
"Wa ahould pasa Ibis bill even It tha
cal yar Iit. in thla connection. tttn-
Hon la called to the ract that at.onoono
or me normal inrreaae ror tlv. prrnt fis-
cal year representa th amount appropri
ated for rural credits and good roada.
Cost of Border ProterUea.
"In a statement furnished your commit-
tee August 17 rail the treasury depart
ment estimated disbursement for the fiscal
year tun at tt.tmt.tai.oon and estimated
rrcelpta ror IMT at r7.onnrsTo. maklnr
the excess of disbursement over receipt
WfV4.tt3.ono This total Includes appropria
tions amounting to about llto.aoo.nno to
met extraordinary expenses snd disburse
ments Incident to the Mexican situation
tbe mobilisation or the nallontk guard and
tbe operation or our troops alonr tbe bor-
der and Into Mexico for thn tlx months
tndinr December II lets.
"Hbould this condition exist beyond that
feline a further appropriation of SM.OOO.OOS
will be necessary.
Road laaue' Prepoaad.
"In the opinion of your committee con
curred In by the treasury department tht
Idler sum namely 11)0000000 ahould be
financed by a bond laaua. Thla would
simply be following not only the custom
or this country but or all other nations
under similar clrcuinatanceg.
"Deducting this amount from tha agtt-
maled disbursements ovar receipts the ad-
ditional revenue required tor Ills year toty
would amount to tm.Mi.orjo. it is esti-
mated that Uta btu aa isacomtsandaS m
yonr committee will total ttoa.OW.OOO leav-
ing a balance or je.tS0oo to be taken
Horn the general fund of the Ireaaury.
Tour commute la advised by tb treaaurr
I'rpariment that It la safe to estimate Uut
this amount can be taken from the gen -eral
fund without seriously embarrassmr
Treasury Departaaeal K II sna tee-
In 11a analysis or the revenue bill aa
revised by the senate committee tbe treaa
ury department estimates that Ihe total
revenue to he derived will bt:
From Income tax IIOwoo.ooo.
inheritance lax. tO0D0000 Mr tIT (afx
law It in lull force approximately su-
009000). Munitions manufacturar tax IW.fWO.OOO.
Miscellaneous tin hiding baer llquorg
stamp taxes etc. gM00o0 a total of
1 resident does Intend to veto It' 'said Sena-
tor aalllngar tha Republican leader
Th day paaaad without progress on the
shipping or revenue billa. Senate and bouse
conferee on the naval bill however put
that measure Into tbe final rorm In which
It will be sent to the president lor bis
De Facto Goverrtmeni
of Mexico Increases
Taxes on All Home
y Associated Praag.
Mexico City Aurust IT. A treasury decree
Issued today Increased state revenues to ba
paid Into the federal treasury rrom t) to to
per cent. It la declared the increase is usada
because the federal government Is bearl'ir
all the expense of preserving order In tha
slate. Thla work formerly wa pet formed
by state troops and police.
Another decree provides a house tax of
ruteen par cant on rente or estimated ran't
ir houaa la unoccupied or occupied by ita
owner. Houaet renting ror less than Ito a
month however will pay only 10 per cent.
Mass. Guardsman Who
Is Wounded Was Not
Attached by Mexicans
Special to the Morning Timet.
Oottunbus N. m . Ana;. 1; a
lnvraUKnUou Into ttw elsootluc of
Private Perl or K. Pennlxttaa of
On. L Nes solid ls--saliiusitS ta
fan try svald lo have beeti attacked
by Mexicans sad allot In the taft
last early thla mornlnr. reMulted
let the decision that tito gas t tat
gaan bad beraa atvot by unci parsoa.
No evIdeiKXi could be obtained la
attvw that an attack was coats
dacted by Mexican. The wound
wxva inflicted ilh a paeeoi.
Privarte Pennlanaa ta at that
baae hopltal bore underaotauj
treatment for hx wound. Phyat-
caana aay the Injury bt not aenHoajs.
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