Joplin Globe from Joplin, Missouri on January 10, 1924 · Page 1
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I." -- AVERAGE NET PAID CIRCULATION , FOR DECEMBER Globe and News Herald daily .^j^/. 34,038 Sunday Globe ,.....^.26,617 Jo pita TWENTY-FOUR HOUR SERVICE THE .toVhlN GLOBE Every Morning Except Monday. THE JOPMN NEWS HEKAIil) Every Evening Except Sunday. 13 ISSTJES PER WEEK — TWENTY CENTS Telephone 348 FUIili ASSOCIATED PRESS KEPOKTS Delivered by carrier, 13c a week. By mall, in advance: Less than « months, 50c a month; « months. |2,5Q; year, $4.50; outside second zone? postage $1.50 year; Sunday edition, $2 year, 50c extra postage outside 2nd zone. Entered 2nd class matter at postoMice, Joplin, under act March 3, 1S7D. VOL. XXVIII. NO. 132. Pablleatlon oMice, m Eaat Fonrth St. /- JOPLIN, MISSOURI, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1924.—TEN PAGES. Published every morning: except Monday, ** PRICE FIVE CENTS ROAD MS FOR 2 YEARS WILL BE ISSUED THIS YEAR Piepmeier Tells of State Highway Plans Before Engineers' Convention—200 Are ' in Attendance. Ten milUotf dollars In bonds, con- stitutlng the 1924-26 quota from I the state's $60,000,000 bond" Issue, ^ will be sold the latter part of this, year, with the hope that the legislature of. 1925 will provide more funds for that year In an accelerated road program, which would allow more monoy^to be drawn yearly from the bond Issue. This announcenient was made by B. H. Piepmeier, chief engineer of the Missouri state highway commission, in the course of *n address at the afternoon session of the opening day yesterday of the three-day seventeenth annual convention of the Highway Engineers' Association of Missouri. 200 In Attendance. More than 100 official delegates had been registered at the close of the afternoon session, while a similar number were in attendance, but had not registered, A large dele- gaitlon from St. Louis and Kansas City is expected to arrive today. In his address, Piepmeier emphasized the fact that the state can not complete its contemplated ^oad mileage under the present issue, but will need additional funds. Later in an interview'he said that although the highway commission has lilaced no estimate on the additional cost of completing the present Qon- tomplated system of 7,645 miles, a grand total of 1125,000,000 to $150,000,000 will be needed to build the l^imary and secondary system. This, he explained, Is a rough estimate, no'effort haying beenmade to ascertain _a; probable thorough esti- jnate. A; third and important point brought out In hla address was the assurance given by Piepmeier that counties ' betweeii ^Joplin and Kansas City could Immediately co|istruct the Joplln-Kansas City primary system by voting bonds or obtaining money to ftttanc* the. project. The rpaU would-be built by the commission and the money would We refunded within a reasonable" length of time. , Tokine the Initiative In discusehig the matter of using the ?10,600,000 1924-25 appropriation this year, Piepmeier explained that th» coinmlsslon has taken no definite action, although it has been under consideration and jthe attorney gejieral has handed down the decision that the procedure Is legal. He pointed out that he \^aa taking the initiative In assuring cltlze^ns that this policy would be adopted by .the commission,'based upon, developments in recent weeks, among which is a reasonable increase" in revenue from automobile sources, eliminating the possibility of a property" tax If the full' $10,000,000 worth of bonds are-sold. '"^'.'With the $10,000,000 of 1924-25 bonds for this year," he continued, "we have In sight $3,600,000 in federal aid", making a total of $13,600,000 for 1924, with nothing In sight for 1925,' The commission plans to go before the legislature with a plan that has been discussed af length this ./'year, which would Insure the speeding, up of the road program. •Wo will spend the money this year and take a chance on the 193S legislature. , "Unless the gain In motor car production this year is greater than the increase of last ye9.r over the preceding yiear, iWe can't sell the bonds in 1924. We don't bellejve this condition exists, but we are centering on a near margin. Then how near a property tax we are! The ^commission does not desire to Impose a property tax. So on the hope of a 20 per cent Increase In cars we will sell the bonds. We will sell them, most likely, sometinfie the latter part I of Ihe year and go before the legislature to say 'we're broke', absolutely broke." , Estimates Bougbly Given. In speaking of his estimate on the amount of money needed to com- y . plete the quota, Piepmeier explained ) that his estimate was only roughly given and that it in no way could be taken as official, due to the fact that conditions so change that a smaller amount might suffice. Of the $60,000,000 Issue, 48.S per cent goes for primary roads and'51.2 per cent tor secondary roads. One- third of the federal aldi allowed Boes to the primary fun^ and the remaining tworthirds to the secondary fund. Tile liighway commission Issued a stfitement a few days ago, he eald, to tl^e effect that a preliminary estimate on the extr^ cost of completing the .^econdary systenv would make the grand total of ^108,000,- COb, This, however, does not Include the primary cost, he explained later, ani. no estimate will be issued on the additional cost. Only as a rough estimate. He said. It might be said I tl^t together with the present $60,000.000, the additional primary and (Continued on page 7) DEMOCRAT NAMED HEAD OF SENATE COMMITTEE Ellison D. Smith of South Carolina Chosen Chairman of Interstate Commerce Committee, Breaking Deadlock Existing Since December 10—Four Insurgent Republicans and Two Farmer-Labor Members' Throw SupportHo Him, Demonstrating They Hold Balance of Power. PRESIDENT OF BIG GEORGE WOBTHINGTON, HEAD OP UNDERWRITERS, SITC- OU^S IN OHIO. ^ Washington, Jan. ».—A democrat, Ellison T>. Smith of South Carolina, was elected today by th«- senate as chairman of its interstate commerce committee, one of the ranking committees of the new congress. Four insurgent republicans and the two farmer-labor senators threw their support to Smith, thus not only breaking a deadlock which has existed since* December ^0, but also giving the country convincing manifestation that their control of the balance of power In the senate is as complete as is that ,of the republican Insurgents In the house. Gets 1 Over Majority. On the thirty-second and final ballot of the deadlock,,^Albert B., Cummins of Iowa, who had the in­ dorsement of the republican organization for re-elSctlon, received only 29 votes as against 39 for Smith and 6 for Senator Couzens, republican, Michigan, who had been the third choice of the Insurgents. Smith received only one more vote than the necessary majority of 74 senator^ voting, , With the deadlock broken, organization of the sixty-eighth congress is complete eccept for an expected fight over the office of senate president pro tern. The situation as to this matter was somewhat obscure tonight. Senator Cummins is without the ihdprsement of the republican party conference for this place, as party leaders haye held an election to be unnecessary. With the Iowa senator deposed from the chairmanship of the committee tyhlch handles) railroad legislation, the insurgents have indicated that they will support him for re-election as president pro tem, but there have been rumblings of some opposition f^om the republican organization. Cnmmlns Still Member? Whether Senator Cummins remains as a membcsr; of. the Interstate commercff committee was questioned today In the senate by some of the Inr surgents. Republican organization leaders hold, however, that he is a member despite" his defeat for the chairmanship. , On the ballot which elected Senator Smith, one democrat, Bruce, of Maryland, voted for Senator Cum­ mins'as he had done^ since early in the deadlock, when the Insurgents threw their strength to the South Garolianian and failed to' elect him by a margin of one vote. Slace that time the insurgents had supported in turn Senator La FoUette of Wisconsin, their recogijized leader Howell' of Nebraska and Senator Couzens. The republicans voting for Smith today"' were Brookhart, Iowa; Fra- zler and Ladd, North Dakota and La Follette, Wisconsin. Senator Norrls, Nebraska, another of the Insurgent bloc, continued to vote for Couzens, as did Senators Gooding, Idaho; Capper, Kansas; Howell, Jones, Washlngtoni and Norbeck, South Dakota. On the other two ballots taken during the day, the insurgents supported Couzens. If theire • are precedents fpr the election by the senate of a chairman from the party opposite to that In control, officials fail to re- Ciall it arid they have been unable to find a record of it in their search of senate files. ^ 7 Expect Early Organization. Early organization of the interstate commerce committee Is looked for and pressure Immediately will be brought for the approval of bills amending, if not repealing the transportation act. It would appear that a majority of the committee Is favorable to the repeal of the so- calied> rate-making section of that act, and perhaps some' other changes, but whether.a straight repeal measure can be voted out seems doubtful. Chairman Smith was one of those who /ought th9 transportation act both In the committee and on .the floor of the senat.e and It was because of his position oti the measure that Senator La Follette from his sick room publicly Indorsed Mr. Smith for the chairmanship last month, dec,laring that his election would be a "clear cut victory for the progressives." Information was received here last night of the death of George H. Worthlngton, president of the Underwriters Land Company, which occurred at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at hla home in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Worthlngton, who had been identified with the company since its organization in 1903, was widely known In the district, being prominent In mining circles here. 'Previous to ill health, which began some four or five years ago, he was a frequent .visitor here, coming to Joplin on the average of once a month. Recently, however, his visits have become less frequent and a year has passed eihce he was last here. The Underwriters company, of which he was, the principal owner, opened the Yellow Dog mine at Webiy City, the first big ^heet ground mine in the district. The company Is now operating lour mines in Oklahoma and is one of the biggest producing companies in the district. Two Nephews Here. Besides his Interests here, Mr. Worthlngton was for many years connected with' the Cleveland Stone Company and was at O^e ti(me presr ident of the AmertcMi. Chicle Coin- pany; •.proaoijiAjf^^ ar^^iriety. "of products including chewing gum. He also was cbifnected with ,the".plevel£|.nd Traction Company. Associated with Mr. Worthlng­ ton liere, we're his nephews, Fred N. and Arthur, Beridelari, the former being manager of the 'Underwriters Land CompaiiV. Arthur Bendelari, besides being intierested In the Underwriters, 18 .vice president in charge of mining, of. the Eagle- Plcher Lead Qompany. The nephews left last night' for Cleveland tiS attend the funeral which held Friday. Mrs. Arthur Bendelari accompanied them. -^Although Mr. Wortiiln'gtoh had been In ill health for several years, death came suddenly, according to the telegram received here. ^He wpa about-75 years old, and hadxcon- siderable wealth. THE DAY IN WASHINGTON Southern power interests submit" ted a new offer for Muscle Shoals. Separation of the shipping board and the emergency fleet corporation was approved by the board. Attorney' General Daugherty announced he had ample evidence to support charges of co;nmunlst propaganda in America. The Interior department appropriation bill, the first of the big supply measures completed in committee, was reported to the house. Republican leaders of the house were said to believe It Unwise to pass a bonus bill aX any time this season. V The Philippine Independence mission made a plea to congress for independence for the Islands In a memorial attacking Governor General Wood. The entire session of the house was devoted to eulogies for the late Representative Claude Kltchln of North Carolina, fori^er democratic floor leader. ' John F. O'Ryan, special counsel was called into conference by |!he senate veterans' committee which is considering a report to be made on Its investigation of the veterans' bureau. Senater^Mayfleld, democrat, Tex., entered a'sweeping denial of charges made against him in the contest growing out of his election. The long senate deadlock' over the Interstate commerce committee was broken by "the election as chairman of a-democrat, Senator Smith of South Carolina. The senate public lands committee decided to send Senator Walsh, Mdntana, to Palm Beach, to examine Edward B, McLean, in connection with its Investigation of naval oil reserve leases. Attorney General Daugherty In an opinion rendered to Secretary Hoover, defined the limits within which trade associations may gather and t^nsmlt statistical! Information. Join the Chevrolet jBprlnstIm* club —Al|}y. KLANISTOLDTO KEEP HANDS OFF IN LIQUOR RAIDS Future Drives in Williamson County, Illinois, Will B« Made by Federal Operatives Only. Marion," 111., Jan. 9.—All future liquor raids in Williamson county will be mad^ by.,- federal officers without the assistance of citizens. It was announced tfoday by G. M. Wallace, United States deputy marshal for the eastern district of Illinois. Strict ofders were issued to S. Glenn Young, dry worker, and members of the lifu Klux Klan to cease their "cleanup" activities In the county. The orders were delivered in person to Young and klan officials by "Victor L. Armltage, federal prohibition enforcement officer, who received Instructions from W. W. Anderson, division chief of prohibition agents for Illinois. 250 Arrests Made. , Deputy Marshal Wallace said tonight that there had been 256 arrests in the three recent wholesale raids carried out in the county. He held, however, that all the arrests were made by himself and Deputy United States Marshal John W. Smith of Benton.\ The arrests, he said, were made dn federal warrants which were turned over to Young and other deputies to serve. "Future .raids will be made entirely by federal officers and not by local citizens," he said. Adjiitant General Black is here Interviewing citizens in an attempt to obtain a clear vision of the situation existing between the two opposlnjg: factions in the country. Colleges Invaded by "Hard Drinking" Army Of Amazons, Man Avers New York, Jan. 9.—An army of "hard drinking, cigarette-puffing, licentious Amazons," such as the world neVer. has known before, has invaded the college campus of today, Dr. Charles J. Smith, president of Roanoke college, Salem, Va., declared today at- the opening of the National Lutheran Educational Conference. 1 Drinking, dancing and social Impurity, he charged, have disrupted college social life and even have extended to theological seminaries. By the Associate* Press. "Marion, 111., Jan. 9.—-Eleven warrants charging assault, larceny and assault and battery, were sworn out late, today 'by six men against S; Glenn roung, dry worker, and ten of his cleanup assistants. Five of the warrants were against Young. The six compiainants have been arrested-recently in, the dry .raldji which resulted In three companies of militia men being sent to this (Williamson )^ county, scene of the Herrin mine killings. Mr. Young, when informed of the warrants, said he had expected them, adding that he had "ten times as many sureties" as he needed to sign the bonds for his co-workers and himself. Brandts Charges Untrue. ~ "This move," Mr. 'SToung said, "discloses the sheriff's object in calling for troops. We would welcome all and any Investigations and are satisfied that we are true to ourselves and the, district Interests of the country. All these charges are untrue." Adjutant General Black announced at nightfall that nothing had occurred to require any activity by the troops. A plea to all those/'who still believe, in the cijty of Marion and the county of Williamson, In si3ita of her trials and tribulations" and to place a "careful guand on their actions and give^.no cause for offense," was issued here today by Rev. M. Stickney, president of the Ministerial Alliance of Marion, which organization adopted resolution today asking for the withdrawal of troops from the county. Minister Makes Plea. "We have had a perfect peace,' Dr. Stickney's plea continued. "Except for a bothersome few, we have been law-abiding. We need especially to beitsp now. A false ijiove by some brother through righteous indignation may "defeat the very> purpose of our cleanup. Let us live" up tjo our town and live down this direful thingtthat has come upon us. It is a shameful - reproach both to Marion.and the whole county." A peace meeting which, it is hoped, will pave the way for the withdrawal of |troops met tonight with leaders of. ofi^osing factions present. MAN CONfiECTED WITH SENATOR'S DEATH FOUm> Kansas City, Jan. 9.—Eddie Cantrell, sought Irt'connectlon with the Slaying of W. Wallace Greene, former state senator, at his home here last suttlmer, has been arrested in Lyman/Cold:, according to word received tonlght'i,by local police, Cantreli Is accused of being an ac- comt>llce of Ross Richardson, who has been convicted of the ^actual slaying ah*,given a life sentence. Cantreli disappeared .soon after the arrest of ItichaMson'and a nation-wide sejirch was Instituted. Greene was shot the night of June 30, after driving his automobile into the basement garage at his home. Seelt Tract for "Vet" Bureau. "Washington, Jan. ' 9.—Condemnation proceedings have been Instituted by the department of' justice to obtain for the veterans' bureau a tract of 528 acres near San Fernando, Calif., owned by "Volney Craig, and selected as a Bite for a government hospital. 2 Killed, Woman Wounded in Spectacular Battle Betueen Posse and Band of Outlaws Camp of Bandits Is Riddled With Machine Gun Bullets, Deputy Sheriff and Desperado Falling ih Exchange of Shots—With Posse Closing in on Rendezvous in Everglades, Near Florida Resort, Remaining Members of Band Flee—Hunt Is Conducted. By the Associated Press. West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 9.— Two men were killed and a woman was injured today in a clash between officers and citizens with a band of outlaws in the Everglades, twenty-six miles north of this pleasure resort district where the wealth and society of the country Is gathered for the winter. The officers, using machine guns, fired on the camp of the outlaws knowh as the Ashley gang, early this morning and the'fi^ht raged all day. f Deputy Is Slain. Deputy Sheriff Fred Baker, 35, was shot and'killed and Joe W. Ashley, 65, member of the gang, died from gunshot wounds this- afternoon. Laura Upthegrove, said to have been a cnmp follower of,the band, was wounded in the sc,alp and leg. Three posses of citizens tonight were scouring the swamp lands In the vicinity of Fruita In an effort to capture escaped members of the gang. Shortly before (Tark, officers and posse members returned to West Palm Beach, bringing with them men and women alleged to have been associated with the Ashley gang. ^ Those Who now are held in the Palm Beach county jail ^are: Laui-a Upthegrove, "Wesley Mobley, father of Hanford Mobley, young desperado; Mrs. "Wesley ' Mobley, Mary Ashley Mobley, wife of Hanford Mobley, and daughter of Joe W. A.<:hley; Mrs. Joe W. Ashley, Daisy Ashley, Leota Ashley, with baby in ,firms, and a Mobley child, 3 year.i old. Honies Are Bnrjjcd. Incensed at the death of Deputy Fred Baker, citizens, following the wholesale arrests, set fire to the Joe W. Ashley home, burning it down. They then touched fire to the country home of his son-in-law and burned the garages and automobiles standing in them. All of the elements of bravery and daring characterizing the wiping out of outlawry on western frontiers blended in today's tragedy that began when Albert Miller, lookout for the desperadoes' camp, fatally shot Deputy Baker as the latter was advancing. Miller fired from behind a tree within a few of the officer. "I guess I've finished that he shouted as he fled to the outlaw's tents. Baker fell with' a wound through his right lung, but not before he had emptied eighteen rounds into the camp from his automatic pistols. ^ Four companion officers carried Baker to safety. There he shook hands with them, said goodbye and expired in the arms of Deputy Sheriff H. J. Stubbs. • Go AStcif Assistance. The fussilade of shots that poured (Continued on page 2.) BYSEN.MAYFIELD DECLARES CONTEST FOR HIS SEAT IS N9T BROUGHT IN .GOOD FAITH. Washington, Jan. 9.—^Denying all of the allegations of George E. B. Peddy.'his opponent. Senator Mayfield, democrat, Texas, In an answer filed today with the senate elections committee, sets up the counter charge that the contest for his seat Is not brought by Mr. Peddy in good faith. Senator Mayfield not only denies that he violated tiio laws of Texas by an expenditure of more than ?10,000 in his primary campaign, but also denies specifically that- the Ku Klux Klan or any other person spent ?150,000 "or any other unlawful sum, within his knowledge, or that any sum or sums of money were spent imlawfuliy, or improperly In his behalf." - Shoivs $74,000 Spent. The senator also avers that Mr. Poddy's complaint about alleged expenditures of money by him Is not preferred in good faith, since the StEJtements filed by Mr. p>eddy and the committee having charge of hia campaign for senator -with the secretary of state of Texas shows that more than $74,000 was spent by him and In his behalf." Mr. Mayfield asserts that of the $73,295 spent by the committee handling Mr. Peddy's' campaign, ?I10,000 was a "coritributton froi^ the Texas republican headquarters and with the exception of $4,475, the balance of $58,819, was contributed and'underwritten by J. H. Kirby and J. S. Culiinan of Houston, Tex., two oil millionaires of Texas. Specific denial also i.s made by Mr. Mayfield that any voters either In the prima/ or 'the gen^eral election were Intimidated by him or any one else under his direction or within his' knowledge^^r that he -was "en- ga,ged in any conspiracy with the Ku Klux Kla'n or any oth^r person oi; organizations for any purpose whjit- soevor in said election." Denial also Is made that Mr. Peddy's name was illegally kept oft the printed ballot in th^ general election; that Mr. May field's name was Illegally placed on any prlnte'd ballots; that any illegal or fraudulent votes were cost for Mr. Mayfield; that any votes cast for Mr. Peddy were miscounted for Mr. Mayfield or that any fraud was practiced by the officers holding ' the general election; that the senator used his official position as railroad com- ml.ssloner in threatening interests into supporting him or contributing to his campaign. Bcfer.ri tp Klan. ' Aside from those In the summary of his fifty-one page answer. Senator Mayfield makes several references to the Ku Klux Klan. Attention Is called thfit on April 1, 1922, a Dallas newspaper sent questionnaires to all senatorial candidates, oSlting their position on the klan and that Mr. Mayfield replied on April 14. "The rec.ent agitation about the Yin Klux Klan is confined largely to the/clty of Dallas and Is-'nothltig more or less than a political fracas raised by Dallas politicians for- the purpose qt boosting the candidacy of a certain candidate for the United FIVE ARE BEAD IN ADROOKLYNFIRE TWO WOMEN AND THREE CHUJ- DBEN PERISH AS APART- »IENT HOUSES BURN. ISBEUEVEDNEAR REPUBIICANSTAIH OF LEHINfi BONUS' GOOVERSESSION Leaders Believe K Univise to Commit House Republicans to the Enactment of Bill, They Eisplain. PEDERAliS ARB OONCENTRAT- INQ FOR DRIVE—^TROOPS ARE HELD READY. (Continued on page 2~). 1 New York, Jan. 9.—Two women and t^reo children, all members of the game family, were killed in afire Which swept .through three Brooklyn apartment houses today. The dead are: Mrs. Mary Esle^, 48; her E-year-old son, Steve; her daughter-in-law, Mary, 28, and two grandchildren liarold. 6, and Catherine, 12, children of Mary and Gel)rge Esler, jr. The fire started In the center of three buildings that stood in a row. It was in this building that the Esler family lived on the third floor. Harold was killed when he jumped from the wi'ndow of the apartment and his father was seriously injured when he also Jumped from the flames. MOTOR THIEF SHOOTS OFFICER; IS KILLED Tlirco Comrades of Slain Man Ar- rssted in Coiuiection With Shooting of a Policeman. Kansas City, Jan. 9.—George Riley, sought in connection with the .shogting today of Lincoln R. Toyne, head of the police motor theft department, was himself shot and killed tonight. He was slain by policemen who were attempting to arrest'him. , ^ Three other men were arrested in conn"ection witli the shooting of Toyne. They are "Hoggie" Ward, J^hn Flannigan and John Rock. Toyne was driving to luncheon today, when he-recognized an automobile being driven along in front as one stolen here recently. He crowded the car Into the curb and, vdth a drawn revolver, got out of his machine. Just then, a thlrtl car drove up, and several shots were fired, wounding Toyne. The driver of the stolen car escaped. Toyne said he recognized the men Inv^the cars and this afternoon warrants were sworn out for the arrest of Riley, Ward, Flannigan and Rock. THE WEATHER * • « .« • • • • rbRECAST ~" i Missouri: Rain T h u r s d a y, turning to snow, much colder; Friday generally fair, rising temperature in west portion; strong shifting winds Tiiursday, becoming northwest. Kansas: Generally fair Thursday, colder In extreme east and rising temperature in west portion; Friday fair, rising temperature. Arkansas: Thursday rain, cold wave; temperature will fall 20 to 30 degrees in next twenty-four hours; Friday generally fair, not so cold In west portion. Oklahoma: Thursday partly cloudy, colder in east portion; Eriday generally fair, not so cold. By the Associated Press. Mexico City, Jan. 9.—Inactivity, cdntlnues on. both the eastern and western fronts but war department officials predict that hostilities will be resumed, especially in the Guadalajara sector within twenty-four hours. President Obregon has left for Iraquato, where the federals are concentrating for their drive agalnsF Guadalajara, second largest' city of the republlq. The federal advance guard now holds Penjamo while the rebels await the offensive at Lapledad, which was recently taken by General DIeguez. Traffic between 6o- laya and Iraquato is paralyzed and only military trains i are running. To AdvnJioo en Vera Cruz. On the eastern front the government Is also concentrating forces for the announced advance upon Vera Cruz, the revolutionary head- quartars. -lAccordlng' to PuebIa specials, the concentration of "the federal forces has been completed. General Jose Maria Sanchez, former Boclallst governor of PuebIa, has organized regional forc,e», 7,000 strong, throughout the state. One regional battalion was sent to Mexico City to 4oin the forces of General Arnulfo Gomez, while 400 from Huaroantia state of Tlaxonla, 500 from Llbres (PuebIa) and 900 from AtUxco and Matamoros have arrived at the olty of PuebIa and afe being held in readiness to be sent to the firing line. Fighting is expected at Tecamachalco, (PuebIa) General, Fausto Topete having established head- I quarters at Tiacaotepec and is holding his nien in readiness for action. Jojutla and Tlaltlznpam, state of Morelos, were Vaccupled by rebels belonging to Romula Figueroa's forces. The towns were without federal garrisons. - Traffic between ,Cuernavaca and Cuautla has stopped, trains running pnly to Ozulbal to permit transportation of troops to Cuautla, where a clash between General Pedro Gar baya and rebels Is In progress. Rebels appeared along the Mon- terery-Tartjpico railway derailing a freighter and stopping a passenger train. They took th^ crew prlsonfer. General? LuIsQ Gutierrez has recaptured Puerta Lobos from rebels comman/led by Ramon Bache. ^ 40,000 MILES OF HARD SURFACE ROADS BUILT Chicago, Jan. 9. — Road building In 1923 added 40,000 miles of surfaced highways to the country's 400,000 miles of Improved roads, Thomas H. MacDonald, chief of the federal bureaii of public roads declared. In a statement tq;day. In connection with the meeting here next week of the American Road Builders' Association. Mr.' MaoDonald emphasized the need for construction of su;rfaced highways as fast as limitations of labor and material permit. ^Thirty thousand delegates are expected to attend the road, builders' converttlon and the road show, held in- connection with their meetings. Join the Chsvrolet Sprlngtlm* plub --Adv Washington, Jan. 9. — Republican leaders of the house not only are opposed to consideration of the soldiers' bonus ahead of tax legislation, but believe it unwise to -commit house republicans to the enactment of a bonus bill at this session , of congress. "" This attitude became known today as bonus foes and friends perfected their plans for tomorrow night's party conference on taxation and the bonus. As they maneuvered for advantage, the revenue question bobbed up in the senate, halt a dozen senators Joining in the discussion. Group Is Undeddcd. On the house side, membei;s of the republican soldiers' bloc, who had tomorrow night's conference called with the avowed purpose of bringing about a showdown on the bonus, were undecided in the face of opposition of organization leaders to their plans as to what tactics they would employ. The group had intended to offer a resolution instructing the ways and means committee to report the McKenzie bonus bill, ahead of tl?o tax measure, now under committee consideration. Announcenient by Representative Lojigworth, the re-~ publican leader, that he would counter with a proposal that a committee complete its consideration of the tax and report It before taktag up tHe bonus question and his cori- /' fidence that he would have enough votes to approve this program-was followed today by the Statement- by some niembers of the war veterans' ' group that they might not carry out their original intentions. Representative Fish of New Yoirk, one of the leaders .in the former service men's bloc, is understood to be prepared to offer a motion at the conference that the republican membership of the house record itself as believing passage of a bonus bill would not bo incompatible with tax reduction; that It favors enactment of both tax reduction and bonus legislation at this session. ^ Plan Is opposed. This proposal, hovirever, doeb xtpt meet with the approval of Mr. Loiiig- worth and other leaders, who de^- clared they thought the house xe- publicans should not pledge, themselves to the pdssaga of any legislation. The republican leader s^iterated tbat he would press hi" reso- mtlon providing for pribrity for the tax bill to a vote in the conference regardless of proposals offered .by bonus proponents. ' , In support of the cont«ntlon of Mr. Fish that adjusted compensation payments could be fin^rtoed. If taX: revision proposals of tbe treasury were carried into effect. Representative Andrew, republican, j Massachusetts, made public a statement tonight, which asserted that eaftl- mates of the treasury showed that* this'was possible. The ways and means committee^ proceeded with its consideration' ofc < the tax bill's administrative ieature» today without making any material; changes in the treasury draft. Chalr»- man Green said that tomorrow ; a.^ vote would be taken as to whether his resolution, proposing a consUtu- tional a.mendmei;it to prohibit issuance of tax exempt securities should be favorably reported. Once this question is disposed ot, the committee will turn to the provisions of the tax bill which would authorize the creation of a board of tax appeals. This board would bo composed of not less than seven nor more than twenty-eight members, ito be appointed by the secretary of the treasury without senate confirma-i tion for ten-year terms at salaries of $10,000 each.. M^any of the prjo^ visions of the bill, Mr. Green ,ex. plained, are contingent on th6 ^establishment of this board and it-it is not created they will have to he re-written. - -^1 THREE KILLED WHEN DRILL HITS DYNAmTE Cape Girardeau, Mo.t Jan. 9.—^Delbert Cooper, 21 years old, was killed and three other' men received iii* juries that may prove fa^al in'a dynamite blast In a quarry of tlia Marquette Cement Company he'ri last night. , The.injured are Vernon Garrison< of lUmo, Mo., and Jesse Baker'.an.dl J. S. Stafford of Cape Girardeau.."-'' The explosion occurred whien 'a: rock drill the men were operatiriar came Into contact with an untivleft charge of dynamite in an oldholelltt, the quarry. ' Cooper, who Is said to b'e a nepheif^;^ of Joe and Jim Cooper, heads'«;*;.,.,^ rival factions involved In a teu4,'„iBfrM Sloddard county, which has clkiir*''*'* three lives during th9 past: yf cq^me hete a few days ago fron.^ In Stoddard opunty. '

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