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CUTS MELON TO
Dlicclcrs Approve Distribution of
$110,000,000 Worth of Baltimore &.
Ohio Stock to Common Stockhold
ers Dividend Cut to 8 Per Cent.
Preferred Stockholders Secure In
Junction to Prevent Distribution
Procedure (o Follew Later.
Ni:V VOIIIC, .Inn. H. Ill reel or of
Ilic I'n. on I'ui'Uiti ciuupniiy hero lo-
llll lipploVCil till' plllll of lllll CVOU-
llvo I'diiiiiMlli'K In ililiibutit iiiurp
limn il,iiilii,o(lil worth or llultliiimv
V Ohio took, hold hv tho I'tiion I'll
I'illi', lo eiiuunilll stockholder.
Tln iliivrtgrp iiUn approved the
ti'poiiitiii'iiilHtluii lii reduce the divi
il.'iiil mlit on iiyiiiiiioit Mock fnuii If)
li h per ewtl.
Il mmh iiimored lid afternoon IhM
llit llHluiiiori A; Ohio lock would In'
iliatlllillti'd lo .tni'lihoMur nl' I coord
Tim ilin-iiloiV ilocUinu was till
iioiiiicitil by Judge l.nvctl. lie fluid
tint moi'dihirn of litrihuliug llu
stock would lilt decided Inter.
Judge l.ovett ili'iili'il he liml heard
nT miy opposition nt' untfcrri'il stool;
holder mill convcrlildo lioiiilhnlili'M
In tin' diMtrlhutioii inii. Ili suit! In
know of tin ii'itxoii vvhv picforrcil
slocl.hohlcr- hIiiihIiI hurc in Iho dis-
ItlllUlioil Of II I'llkll ItOIIIIH.
Suit lo prevent Uii' di-lrihutloii or
Ihn slock nf tin' llultimoiit Ohio
lo eotuiiiiiii stockholder was iiihti
liitJtl iifiiiiixl Hi. i I'liion I 'mil in di
icctorM this iil'lcrno'iii liy prol'envil
LONDON', .Inn. 8. -F.ngli-h iievv
paper inferred tniliiy for ttir fii-t
liinu to tin' po-sihillty of Sir Lionel
('iiiili'ii'rt IriiiiNlVr Imtn thf MritMi
legation in Mexico City to mimic
olht'i' illploiiuitii' post. Thut hi.
I Ml II-f el" llltit been considered WIM
generally agreed, hut (he consensu
of journalistic npiuiou was thut
nothing hud liri'ii decided definitely.
"Not a step in Ihn ('union uinlli'r
will In luki'ii," Miiil Ihn l.ouihiu I'okI,
"so long iim llu present indefinite
i-IIUilllililiH l'.il ill Mexico."
Keillor', (ho news ngeiioy, was
"aulhoriliilivi'lv iiifonni'il Unit what
ever Irnnhfi-r iiiav be made, thorn is
mi iiili'iition tu huvi' Caiilcii leave
Mexico City in llu' iiiuiiriliuti' Inline,
inclining within the ni'.t few uioiitliH.
Al-o (hero hus boon no ipictimi of
10 STAY LONGER
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., Jan. 8.
Pii'nIiIi'iiI Wilson whs linked liy ,1
delegation of Misslssippiuiis toilay to
delay Itlis ilcpuituru fumi Pass
Christian until .laiiunry IK, lie. do,-
Thii dglogaljon represented MiHrin.
mpjii valley improvement irKiiui-:i
lioiiH, T uvKi'd, tint irertiileiit to
make pail of hm jounjiiy lo Wach
i 1 1 K t 1 1 011 nilrimi ahmv t ho Mis
Hihhippi river and view Ihn ravages
iHIIIUItll llV flllllll. Till. ilitlitirultf.tl
nihil nykei tho president to aid in thn
iilil to liavi) ( olunel (ioetum and
other canal rnuslruetoiv piopnixj
mimic M'lnmii! to pi event furlher flood
STEAMER BATTLE ABBEY
IS BURNED AT SEA
AKTPIIIA, Or., dan. 8.--That Ihn
Hteaiuer llnttlo Alihey was huineil at
ht'n Deeemher .'II was tho word
liroiiKhl hiu'd today liy the captain
and Hff'W who wvrn picked up and
lauded, .hero today.
TWO BniGADIER GENERALS TO COMMAND
AMERICAN TROOPS NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER
lBRkfttaw jSBmKm I III VF iB
llilt;uilli'r.(.('irral Hunter Liggett
llrlKaillor (ieiuunl Hutilcr LtcKutt
niul llrlKinlliT (ieiivrnl Krnnklln J.
Hell linvu lieeu onlereil to 'Vvxan Clly,
'I'cxiim, to coiiimiinil tlm Auuirlrnii
trooHi near tliu Mexlcim lionler. Tim
oritur of tlin war iliiimrlmenl iloen
not iitenu n cliniiKn of policy by I'rcal
leal WIU011 In roKiinl to Mexico, toil
nIioiiIiI tlin tllll.t comit when llleno
tiooim tniiMt net nKiiliuil Mexlro they
lll hit In llio Iitinilit of Milillrm la
OF TROLLEY LIS
FOR LOS ANGELES
1.0.4 AN(li:i.i:S. Cat , Jan S - t'l
tlmuti' municipal ownership of Htrecl
car linen In I.im AiiKelea la mhorntuil
today In a report on tho phyalral
vnluatlun of tho I.OK AiiKi'let ratlwuy
propurtlt'H iiihiIii to tho rlty council
hy tho hoard of public utllltleii hero.
Tho pli)nlcal valuation of tho proper
tlva lit placed at flO.NOO.OOO.
Tho report of the hoard wai madn
After an InvuntlKutliin of moro than a
year hy a commlttcu of expert ciikI-
necm. Il further declarer thnt thu
railroad company remirted to "dan
ccroiiH iiractlct'H"liirlnK tho last year
hy paliiK n dividend of 1 800,000 thnt
wiH not warranted hy tliu oarulnKH."
"Tho city and thu company gliould
Kut tOKethcr on thu IishIk of protect-
tut: tho rltthtM of both parties," tho
report rend. A contract, Il urge-,
ithould ho entered Into KlvluK tin
city tho rlKht to purchano tho var
ious rallwny llnoa nt rvammnblo In
tervnln at ti fair price, which la not
to Include tho franchise values.
HIGHER PIES RULE
IN STOCK MARKET
Ni:w YOIUC, Jan. R. Prices In a
mnjorlly of cahch were hlKher nt tlio
opeuliiK of tho stork market today.
There wn also a gifod demand for
tho favorite Htocka,
Texii Company, Heading nnd Krlo
wore bid up u point, and American
Snuff and Itiimley preferred rose
W'j. American Hunr and Now
Haven declined 1. Later tho belter
feellnt; which had pervaded tho mar
ket wna undermined by tho weak
liens of New Haven, Tho lnttor
Htock dropped two point on It un
favorable November cnruliiKB, and
other reprcBentntlvo Htocka reactod
half or moro. Honda worn firm,
Tho market eloaod Hteady.
WA8IIINUTON, Jan. 8. ConKrosa.
man llartholdt. thu liouno of fopro
entatlve' foroinoat ponro advocate,
retimed today to worl up any oxelto
mont over (lonernl Leonard Wood'd
p!ca iih chief of thu army stuff, for
S,000,000 to buy moro field Kims
"H'h merely tlio annual wnr acaro,"
said llartholdt. "This tlmo thuy'ru
iiuIuk tho Mexican eltuatlou to try
and frighten cointrcFluto uppropilut-
liiK moro. Tliiit'a tho ono thing ull
tlilu agitation la fomuutud fur tho
tduglo purposo of Influencing con-urcaa,
llr(Kailler(.'eneriU IViinKllii J. Hell
I whom iliu wnr detuirtmunt had con-
(icuerul l.lcKi.'tt linn heen tlio heml
of tlio war colli'Ko, hut the oriler will
ri'toro him to more nctlvu duty, ll'.i
will inku chnrKu of tint I'ourth army
UlvUlon. (ieiiornl Hull lifts liron it
rnmmniiil In tint I'hllliplncii. Ho will
tuki' tho plnci) of (leiieral William II.
Carter In rommaud of Ihn Keconit
nrmy illvllon nl Toxnn Clly.
IN CONNECTION WITH
CIIAMI'AICN, III. Jan. S- A do
nomluntloiial ro'lKlous department In
, couuectluu with 'a atnlo unlvemliy .a
' thu unlipio nuheino IivIuk perfected
Itoduy by .Mt'thodlkt leader of Mil
nola who aro workliiK In conjunction
I with Ihn offlclalH of tho University
of initio! here. Within A fow
month tho Wesley Foundation will
roulsl of n l'JOO.000 eiidowineiit
fund fur this purpoHu accordliiR lo
announcement of Executive Secretary
Tho Wesley Foundation la Incor
porated tinder thu law of Illinois.
Course lu rellKloua Instruction by
prominent Methodist dovlnes and
theloKluiiH will bo offered to regular
HtudentH of tho uulvorslty. and duo
credit kIvcii hy tho university for tho
work douc. llachelor'a deRrocs will
be nlven for coursea combined from
(ho Methodist department and other
department of tho university.
WASHINGTON, Jan. S. So far as
tho house Hiib-comuiltteo on judiciary
la concerned, tho administration's
nutl-trst legislation program was
completed today. Hvery phaso of tho
trust Question had been covered n
bills prepared and will bo ready for
submission to tho full committee
when congress rensombles Monday.
Hoprexcutntlvo Clayton of Ala
bama, chairman of the comntltteo, Is
ailed tilts afternoon tho following
"Hills touching every phase of tho
subject havo boon prepared. Just as
soon as tho full commlttco returns to
Washington Ihoy will bo taken up
STHASBHUItO, Jan. S. For tlio
army offlcera beforo a court martial
charged with brutal treatment of
elvlllaiiH at tho tlmo of tho rocout
untl-nillltury rlota nt Zaborn, prov
luco of Alenco, light seutoncca would
bo suCriclfiit. tho prosecutor an
Ho Hiiggoutud Eovon days Imprison
ment for Colonel on Hunter nud throe,
for Lieutenant Schad, tho former for
wrongful Imprisonment and tho lat
ter for assault.
Thoro woro other accusations
ngnluut tho officers but tho prosecu
tor dropped them,
OREO ON, TJit'RSDAY,
AT VERA CRUZ
Rumored a Chanije of Policy on
America's Part Is Contemplated
Hucrta Again Talk's of Resigning
and Taking FleJd Against Rebels.
Recall of O'Skauqhnessy Denied by
President Wilson Diplomats
I'AKH CllltlSTIAN. Miss., Jan. H
That John t.liid' purpnue In via
ItlnK rrctildeiil Wilson a to recom
mend CharKO d'Affnlri-s O'HhaiiKh
ucNsy'it recall was posltlvt-ly denied at
the WIUou cottAito here this after
noon. On the; contrary. It was stated
that I.lnd spoke of O'HhatiRhnessy In
tho hlRhcsl in'mis, expreisliiB warm
appreciation of hit work.
(Jim to Vera Cru
VBA CIIUZ, Mexico, Jan. 8.
Charnu d'Affalrra 0'HhnuKliuesy of
tho Culled Stale embaimy In Mexico
City arrived hero today to confer
with John Lnd, President Wilson'
O'ShauKiindsay brought hi wife
with him but they left tbclr little
son at the capital. It was believed
this was to put an extlnKUlitier on
reports, that they had closed tho
embassy and left Mexico City
tfrraldent . lluerla offered the
O'ShauKhnesay's a special train for
tho trip brittle clinrito d'affalretle
cllned with thanks.
MEXICO CITY. Jan. 8. Tho ro
port that General Huerta was about
to rcslftn tho Mexican presidency to
take tlio field personally against the
rebels was current again today.
Huerla to Itcftlgn?
It was unconfirmed but persistent
ly rumored that Huerta himself was
telling friends In the Catholic party
that ho had decided on tho step. Di
plomats hero Inclined' to credit
rumors that the United States was
considering adoption of an entirely
new Mclean policy. As to what it
was, however, nono could guess.
Tho surmise that some chango was
duo In Mexican American relations
seamed to bo based mainly on Chargo
d'Affalres O'Shaughnessy'a Journoy
to Vera Cruz to sco John Llud, Presi
dent Wilson's envoy, so soon after
tho latter's return from a conference
with tho American chief executive
That Mnd had brought back fresh In
structions was tho general opinion.
High Mexican officials denied that
any Moxlcans accompanied Llnd on
his trip to Pass Christian.
Seats for 100 or moro have
been provided at the Commer-
clul club's annual banquet at
f 7;30 o'clock ut tho Medford
Hotel tonight. A most inter-
estlng program has been pro-
posod and all anombors of tho
club as well as any other rest-
dentB desirous ot becoming
members aro Invited. Tickets
can bo obtained from Socro-
-f tary Streets at tho club build-
f lug or at tlio hotel this even-
lug. price SI. 00.
A temporary stago has bcon 4
erected for ho Hovolor's club
uitnstrcls and a special pro-
gram of auuslo provided.
Short speeches will bo inado
by leading cttUous and dlrcc-
tors for tlio ousulug year
NKW YORK, Jim. 8. A semt-an-iiual
dividend of 'A per cent on its
common stock and 'J per cent on its
preferred stock was declared hero
this afternoon liy tho directors of
tho JJaltimoio & Ohio ruilumd.
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Cardinal I'urley and various bishop throughout the United Statu bare
declared their disapproval of any entertainment given by Catholics lo which
the tauKo, the unctei glide or the uiaxlxu are ludulged In. 1 . .-
ALHANY, Jan. 8 With a wotl
bossed Tammany scnato glaring
across tho corridor at a defiant re
publican assembly, tho New York
legislature of 19H Is In session hero
today. It Is the first New York
legislature that ever had an Im
peached governor in Its membership,
and the first that has had a frco
lance assembly, although tho repub
licans elected a majority ot the mem
bers. The republicans had looked for
ward to this session as an opportun
ity for them to enact such progres
sive measures as workmen's compen
sation, direct primaries and reform
ballot. A republican conference In.
New York pledged tho assemblymen
to theso measures, but the democrats
forestalled tho gathering of this
political ammunition by passing these
ft a mo progressive bills during tho
final days of the special season ot the
NKW YORK', Jan. 8. -Seerotnry of
the TreiiMiry McAdoo and Secretin"
of Acrii'iilturo llou-tou left for Ho-s-ton
this afternoon. They will hold n
currency henriui; there tomorrow,
"Neither l nor Secretary lloucton,"
said Secretary McAdoo before leav
ing Now York, ''litis expre.-sed,
cither ilireelly or indirectly, any
opinion or I'ouncil any coiieluMon'
on bunking ipie.-'tious we now tire in
vestijjutiiii; under the federal rc.-ervo
act. Nor shall we do so until all
facts aro submitted. To avoid the
slightest possibility of a inisunder
standiiiK wo desire to say that ull
inferences or statements to the con
trary may lie accepted as unauthor
ized." KRUEGER SIGNS WITH
NEW FEDERAL LEAGUE
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 8. -A
three-year contract with the Kiwi
sus City clnli of the Federal league
was signed hero toilay liv Art Krue
ger, a member of tho Los Angeles
chili of the l'uoifio .CrtiW league.
Krut'ipu' is an outfielder.
! PAY SUBSCRIPTION
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. Jan. 8.
Hy an oral ileci-iou bunded down
here today by Superior Judge Sen-
well the Panama Pacific KxpoMtnm
company U victor in its suit ngitint
Rudolph SprcckcN, multi-millionaire,
for .?17,.")(1I a- part of a Mib-eriplion
to the lair, Mibcriiicil by Sprockets
Sprockets made one payment of
$.")000 and another of $'"00 on a
fJ.'i.OOO suboription. lie refused to
pay the remaining $17,."i00, claiming
that his contract was abrogated be
cause it wn- made with tho explicit
provision that it would become 'void
unless tho federal government ex
Judge Souwell ruled thnt Spreckels
waived the original contract in a let
ter of March, 1011, nud in which he
inelo-ed a check for .fioOO. ThU
payment vva- made nfter the Kahu
b'll a-king for federal aid had been
IVIiLlTEA REMAINS '
COPPKHFIKLD, Ore., Jan. S.
Three aullltlamcn under Sergeant
Hennrd ot Portland aro maintaining
martini law In Copperflold today, All
attempt to Induco tho doposed city
officials to resign was mado by Col.
Lavvson and Sheriff Hand. Follow
ing their ruiusal, Colonel Lavvson an
nounced that tho inllltla would re
main In control In Copportlcld until
n now city government was estab
lished. Colonel Lavvson, Sheriff
Hand and Attorney Frank Collier.
Governor Wes's legal representative
aro lu Huker today.
WAITRESS LEAPS INTO
ALHANY, Or., Jan. 8. Leaping
into the Willamette river horo this
afternoon in an attempt ut suicide,
Miss Hazel Ward, -0 years of age,
a waitress, was picked up by several
men in a bout after she had floated
1.100 feet. She was unconscious
when rescued, but was resuscitated.
No uuube, is known for her act.
ADRIFT AT SEA
Captain and Crew of British Bark
Battle Abbey Forced to Abandon
Burning Ship and Escape In Life
boatCollier Pronahly Destroyed.
Coal Caught Fire From Spontaneous
Combustion One Boat Smashed In
Getting Away 300 Miles at Sea.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 8. Drifting
for fifty hours in on open boat on
the ocean, 'Mil miles off Los Angeles,
before hing picked up hy the (lemma
Imrk Killick on Janunrv -. was tho
e.xH'rience of Cuptniu T. IL Mnrstors,
wife and two children nnd cow ot
sixteen men nfter they had aban
doned the Hritish bnrk Battle Abbey,
which was burning fiercely. Captain
Thode, in charge of tho Kilbelf,
brought the vessel into port loony
when he nnd tho master of tho ill
fated Rattle Abbey came ashore and
told their story.
In telling of his extrarience, Captain
Coal Caught on Fir
"We sailed from Newcastle, Octo
ber 18, and had fnir weather for the
IN OPEN BOAT
first few days. We had been out
about three weeks when tho coat
caught fire. Tho fire spread and tho
temperature ineronseil. On Decern- ,
her :tl the temperature find risen to
138 degrees, and for fear of an ex
plosion we decided to abandon (ho
"The weather was bad nnd n
heavy sea wnn running.. We at
tempted to lower two boats, but
smashed one in getting it over. Wo
then nil got into the one boat, but
stove u hole in it in getting it
"Wo had not sighted shore for sev
eral days, but it was thought we wero
300 miles out ut sen.
"After getting Into tho boat we
headed for shore. We had plenty of
water nnd provisions to last us sev
eral days. We put up a sail, but that
afternoon we encountered the henv-ie.-t
gale wo had struck on the trip.
The waves broke oyer the bout ami
we were all soon drenched to tho
skin. However, nil seemed to stand
the btrnin, probably owing to the ex
citement. Probably Blew Up
"It was about 10 o'clock on Wed
nesday when wo left tho vessel nnd
it wns just beforo noon on Friday
that we sighted the Eilbek. Wo
managed to put the boat uround and
get in the shin's course, uiul they hud
no trouble in sighting us.
"We wero mighty ultid to be taken
aboard the Kilbck, nnd after wo had
been supplied with dry clothing nud
hot coffee we felt just us good ns
Captain Marslcr stated thai the
doomed vessel was smoking badly
when they left and that owing to tho
gas coal with which it wus loaded, it
had probably blown up before this.
IYER ON VERGE
OF TOTAL COLLAPSE
HANCOCK. Mich., Jan. 8. Presi
dent Moyer of tho Western Federa
tion of Miners was on tho verge of
collnpso when ho arrived hero nt
noon today. His wounded shoulder
had troubled hint moro than ho ex
pected nnd tho strain of his journey
told severely upon him.
Thorough preparations had been
made to protect him, however, J'if
teen deputies' wero waiting nt the
South Shoro station when his train
pulled in, and helping him into a
cruiser automobile, (ho entire party
escorted him to tho Scott hotel.
At tho hotel, after n short rest, ho
went into conference with Victor
Herger of Milwaukee nnd other no
ciulist leaders. He hud an engage
mont to see Governor Ferris Inter.,
Tho governor hud n secret confer
ence with thu uilucoivnerH this fore
noon at which it was understood the
owners' lawyers., rend, a lomr slkte?
meut defending their poyitlou.