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VOL. LXXX. -NO. 272.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1913. Copyright, 191J, hy the Sun Printing and Publishing Assoclntion.
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BRYAN HEARS A
STIR IN JAPAN
Disquieting News Causes
Mini to Cancel Trip
MINISTRY HARD BESKT
Foived to Take Anti-American
Leaders Into Its
UKIM.V IS STILL t'XCKRTAIX
Krpnrt From Tokio Indicate
Tlifit Anper Over Land Bill
h A rou sod A pa in.
WAt-'ltNTroN. May 2! Disntlltlnir
tr .fMt,-!irt from .In ran linvo caused
,'rruri .if State Rrynn to cancel Ills
ncs.iif engagements In Alabama, MI
f'ti,.ii .i ml Georgia for next week.
though the State Department lias
r- nrti' i.i I announcement to make on
'.ip.itic.so irohlem, nntl In spite of
l' fa. t fiat nn reply to Mr. Bryan's
ne'e ''ii the California alien land bill
ha hei n received, the Department Is
Word ha? hern received that the .lapses,-
Government has found such a
f--n ni.c'il disapproval' of :lie Amerl-e.-.
JiiiiiiI?tratlon's attitude in the
rr position party's ranks thut It lias
h"n found necessary to take the lead
f .f th.' opposition Into the confl
irv e of the present imperial ministry.
T Wi.t t'o ilono before the reply to
s etar Bryan's note Is made.
Tin opposition party in .In pan con
to ns the more rabid of the nntl-Amer-
an leader. Hiving them the conn
'S'Hie of the Imperial ministry Is
t night line to indicate that the ro
ll to the ISrynn note will not ! in
inervatlve term.. At any rate, Mr.
lit van I suttlclently concerned to can
if' i: dates for commencement oratory
in t'io South,
T'i Japanese Government. through-
! diplomatic interchanges, formal and
nf-i'mnl, which resulted from theatren
n. Uz.M.itlnn in California, has not
c. ted a method for relieving any
hi r.mlnatlon which Its cltlr.cns may
aw suffered. The communications (le
ered at the State Department h
nlMHMidor I'liindn havf been con
flr.rd to expressing Japan's views on tn
'iislatlon ami to mntidj) nut the. j
uinds on which Japan felt .Instilled j
i .it-kill!: for reclitlcatlon. i
The State Department has received
l InHomHmi ns til tvtwtti in m tr. I
he Japanese rejoinder.
JAPANESE AROUSED AGAIN.
Vnplr Mlrrcil by VrtTupiiprr st-Im-Us
on Foreign Offler.
;") fnMf f"n"lefi In Tlir Sis
'.'Mhjv, Ma ."SO, A despatch to the
" v from its Tokio correspondent
i I here is evidence of a revival of
mi; over the California dispute In
l-e hitter attacks made by one or two
, w -pipers on the Foreign ( Mllce. whose
"' of ncrecy regarding the negotia
nt with Washington is sharply crltl-
'The Foreign Ufitce," says the des
"h, "has considered It wise to Issue
"atement explaining tin- ned of se
v !n o delicate a matter. Incl
"' t.i h admitting that development
gonn against It. tills admission
ng t i contlrm reports llmt Anter
' n)s..r to ,I,ain doi s not accept
i Mention that the alien land law
'! in aty obligations.
' 1 "niioiibtedly tlie (iovernment Is
"mew i it emhnrrassij momentarily by
- warmth of public M'litlment nntl It's
rnhihiv t .vMtfy ((, The Signitlcance
' tin. violent language, used In a sec-
nf the press Is apt I,, ,p exagger
' I h hro.nl.
T'.Ih .s partly explained by political
miMves and deficient sense of thn
ft nslblllty of the press, but it Is
! characteristic of the tiilckness
nth which Japanese feeling is aroused.
T'iere is o denying that national pride
w'iniifd by what Is regarded as nn
" which no other Power would
e "T,,tK and the belief is expressed that
1 i"rrnment h.iH relied too much
n't American sympathies,"
DISCREDIT JAPAN'S PREMIER.
KnMnra's Parly Tails lllm !nllt to
llnmlle California Incident.
Tokio. May 29. It waa made plain
j 'he Jr,panen to-day by the puhllca
''n of tho resolutions adopted by Count
Ka's'ir.i's party that the opposition to
l'ritnr Vamamoio s making capital
' of the California land Incident.
rvm xecutlve committee of the for-r-'r
Premier's party, which has sought
'" overthrow the Ynmamoto Govern
mnt ever since it was formed, adopted
"mti'lons irltlclslng tint manner in
'"'!i 'he Ministry has handled tho
Ati"! -an dispute and declaring that
p"ttiler Yamamoto was Incompetent to
the affair with dignity to Jupnn.
I'ln I'orelgn Oltlco Issued its llrst
l'il statement since the publication
' n teply of America to the Japanese
ia .tt.-t, U is said that Japanese, offl
'its went still negotiating with tho
' ernment at Washington.
Hirer salolsfa Killed.
'''""'I. Mleh.. May 29, In M collision
,7W1 a ''iii'lng-JackHon Intel tn ban cur
nr. a itniiinblle tilled with Hay City
' trws iifar Pus city to-day three weie
) d Tiy aie: William Thorne, aged
A'V-t liouuilen, aged 23, and Percy
s i, c,Hrles Houmlea, father
ii p of the dead bos and the dtlver of
' an'o, r m the hospital (n a dangerous
cram nn And ulll probably die.
$25,000 ROBBERY IN LONDON.
Hurftlar, Meal .,Wr,, Kroll, rrkr.
e Hotel, Plcrailtll.
Vivid rahl, Uetpatrh to Tnc Hi
London, May L".t, Burglars entered the.
well known llerkeley Hotel, In I'lccudllly,
rnc ng Devonshire House and the ltltz.
early this inornltu- nmi ufii. i,...iiimr
und gagging the two night porters
opened the safe and Rot away with
money and Jewelry valued at 125,000.
Shouts of minder were heard coming
from the hotel at an early hour this
morning and this was the tlrt Intltna
tlnn that burglars had been there The
police forced the door and found the'
louoy in darkness. The two night pot
ters were l.vlnw there Hanged and bound,
bleeding from severe wounds In the head,
One of them was unconscious. The safe
In the hotel ottlee had been opened and
money and Jewelry belonging to the
guests had been taken.
At the time when the thieves weie en
Raged within the hotel I'lccadllly was
humming with traffic, due to a ball
Riven nt the Rltz, whr.? people were
arrlvlnR and departiiiK all through the
night, and an extra force of police was
stationed the're to regulate the traffic.
None nf-tho guests or the stnff heard
the least disturbance und there are no
signs that the burglars had to employ
force anywhere except on the heads
of the porters. The nctual opening of
the safe apparently was accomplished
some time before the porter who gave
the alarm had been able to remove his
gag. Neither of the porters was able
to Rive u description of tho thieves, us
they were attacked In the dark.
The police believe that the burglary
was an inside Job. as the safe had
apparently been opened by means of a
counterpart of the key. no violence hav
ing been used in forcing It. The thieves
evidently wro well ncipiulnted with the
hotel, hs they seemed to have left coolly
by the automatic baggage elevator.
There are a number of Americans
stopping at the hotel, but none of them
lost anything. The list of the valuables
taken Is not yet complete, but it In
cludes many diamonds and peurls a
necklace of seventy peurls being among
tho missing articles. Two women.
Miss Moore and Miss Andrews, report
that they have lost )1,".,000.
STOCK "FUTURES" MAY
BE TAXED IN TARIFF
Senate Siib-C'nnimittee Disposed
to Report Favorably on
Wasiiinoton. May 29. When the
I'nderwood tariff bill Is reported to the
Senate It probably will carry nn amend
ment embodying the features of Sena
tor C'ummins's proiosal to Impose a 10
pe.r cent, tux on stock market sales
for future delivery. The sub-committee
having the matter under consideration j
Is disposed to report favorably.
Senator "ummliis's amendments pro
vide ihat the 10 per cent, tax shall
be levied and collected on "all sales
of the capital stocks, shares, bonds
or othT obligations of corporations,
whether organized under I'ederal or
State law: all sales of products of the
Mill, meat" or provisions of any char
acter made upon, In, through. In con
nection with or under the regulation
of any stock exchange, grain, cotton
or provision exchange, board of trade
or other organization doing business In
substantially the way In which such In
stitutions are now carried on. wherein
the seller is not the owner of the prop,
crty sold nt tho time the sale Is made."
The bill provides that "a person who
under the practice of stock exchanges
has Iwirmwed stock or has an agree
ment to borrow stock In order to ful
fil transactions shall not be considered
the owner thereof."
Tile tax Is Imposed also upon options
and other forms of contract where sal":i
are made conditionally or uncondition
ally of property not owned by the per
son agreeing to sell. The prohibition is
against Individuals, p.sni.latlons and cor
porations. Kxeniptlons are made of the sale of
growing crops or of meats or provisions !
by persons who are engaged In the busi
ness of producing them.
The bill imposes the tax on every
transfer of stot!: or securities where the
purchasers do not actually receive tho '
certificates nt the time of the sale and i
where the transfer Is not made on the I
books at the lime. Transfers cannot es-,
cape the tax by being made through a
broker, n member of the Stock Kxchnnge
acting In a representative capacity.
The 10 per cent. Is to he computed on
the contract price at which the prop
erty Is sold and If there is any attempt
to conceal or evade tho price the tax
shall be Increased 2." per cent.
BURGLARS SHOOT WATCHMAN.
Thieve Supposed to Have Plnnned
steallnK llrflners' f.olil.
deserves from four or five police sta
tions, detectives and firemen surrounded
the buildings at 30 and 32 Kast Four
teenth street lost night for hours try
ing to head off two men who had shot
Samuel II. Mills, the watchman of thn
buildings. Hut the hunted men got
Mills, the watchman, has a little room
mi the third tloor of No. 30 and he was
lying on his cot at 10 o'clock when he
heard a noise out In the hall. He had
Just arisen when ii knock came to tho
door. He opened It, to be confronted by
two men, each presenting a revolver.
"Is this Hzuho's place?" demnnded one.
"No," ald tho watchman, whereupon
both men shot once nnd turned to flee.
Mills staggered back, a bullet In his
light breast screaming for help Ids
cries brought the police and n company
Heforo Mills was taken to St. Vlnrent'fl
Hospital ho told the police he hnd rec
ognlzcd the men its two who had been
hanging around for several days. Hzabo,
he said, was a member of thn firm of
Szabo & Heers, tenants of the fifth floor,
refiners of gold, silver and platinum. Me
thought tho men were going to rob the
firm or else I. Stern, on the fourth floor,
also a refiner supposed to carry a very
uluable stock. 8.abo A Heers wern
rohhed some lime ngo and ut that tlmn
the burglars tried to born a hole through
the celling to Htorn's place, which Is
'heavily protected by burglar alarms.
LOBBY INQUIRY BILL
PASSES THE SENATE
Amended nntl 'KinitseiilHtetl,"
Affording to Hoot. After
WILSON TO STTIM.Y NAMKS
.Iiidieiary Committee Will Make
Investigation and Report
in Ten Dins.
Washukiton. May '.. -Th" Senate
voted unanimously to-night to direct an
Investigation into the charge made by the
President that ii lobby is in Washington
seeking to influence sentiment nn the
The resolution introduced by Senator
Cummins of Iowa was passed after more
than four hours of hot debate but it was
amended in such a way that Senator Root
and others declared that it was emascu
lated. The resolution has given the Demo
cratic leaders much trouble. They would
gladly have avoided the investigation,
not because they feared the disclosure,
but because they realize that it is likely
to take up much time that might be de
voted to expediting the tariff bill
President Wilson sent word to his party
leaders that he would welcome tho inves
tigation and stood ready to place at their
disKsal information to back up his
charges. The President avowed himself
as willing to supply names as well as infor
mal ion. When these names were dis
closed it is probable that Democrats will
be in the list, some of them former poli
ticians. Would Insist oi Amendments.
Senator Simmons, chairman of tho
Finance committee, let it lie known early
in the morning that the Democrats would
adveoate theinvestigation, but would in
sist on amendments to the resolution.
These amendments were made liefore the
resolution was put on its final passage.
Senator Kern leader of the majority,
prow)sei the princial amendment, which
after tieing modified by Senator Reed of
Missouri nnd Senator I.ippitt of Rhode
Island was adopted by a vote of 3s to 2,1,
the Democrats voting solidly for it and
the Republicans against it. The amended
resolution then was passed without a
division by a unanimous vote.
As amended the resolution authorizes
an investigation by the Judiciary Com
mittee of the Senate instead of by a select
committee. The resolution rends:
"Resolved, That the committee on the
Judiciary of the Senste or any sub-committee
appointed b" thst committee he and
Is hereby authorized and instructed to
InveHtigMe the churve thst a lobby is being
tniilntalneii al Wnshiuuton or eewhre
to influence proposed legislation now pend
ing before the Senate,
"The committee is instructed to repor'
within ten days the names of nil lobbyists
attempting to influence any such landing
legislation and the methods employed
to accomplish their ends, and in giving the
name of the lobbyist to give the particular
bill upon wlili h h is working and if it he
the tariff bill the item he Is seeking to
" I he lomniittee is further InMrurteil to
ascertain the character of anv representa
tions made by such persons or anv person
or persons to Influence legislation, the
names of Senators to whom they were made,
th" tinmen of persons making them and the
circumstances under whUh they were
made Ml persons appearing before the
committee are reipilre.1 to testify under
"The inmniitten shall further Inquire
"Whether any Senator is financially or
professionally interested hi the proline,
tion or manufacture or sale of any artMe
or nrtldes mentioned in said tariff bill,
and if so to what eitent,or In any other
legislation now pending or that has been
considered during his term as a Senator.
Whether any Senator represents or Is
connected professionally or otherwise,
dlrectlv or indirectly with any person,
firm, association or organization engaged
In the manufacture, production or .ie
of any of the said nrtldes
"It Is further resolved that the President
s ieswM't!iily invited to aid the committee
In Its Investigation by giving to It any In
formation in Ids possession with reference
to the subject matter of the Investigation
w hich he considers It proper to make public.
The loiiitnittee is authorized to admiiilitor
oaths, subpipua witnesses and send for
persons nnd papers in the prosecution of the
snid investigation "
Tor Principal S,truaalr.
The principal struggle in the Senate
was over two pointH In the Cummins
resolution, both of which were modified.
One of these had promised to require
ench Senator to disclose thn names of
persons with whom he had conversed on
the tariff, together with tho representations
they had made. This was objected to as
being too great an undertaking and as
practically putting Senators on trial,
Tho other oint in the Cummins reso
lution called on tho President for names
and information on which ho based his
public statement made a few days ago as
to the activities of a lobby. Senator
Kern's amendment struck nut most nf
the Cummins resolution.
Tho tnoHr earnest speech of the day
was by Senator Root, who appealed to the
Democratic side not to emasculate) the
Cummins resolution but to pass it in the
form it was introduced requiring u full
ile pointed out that the President
made his accusation after the tarilT bill
had passed tho House ami while it was
pending in the Senate, The President
had charged that a lobby was seeking to
bring about the changes in tho bill.
"Any Senator who now votes to change
thn bill in face of this charge votes under
thn imputation of living his vote con
trolled hy the lobby."
Mr. Root declared that the investigation
should be sweeping and that it should not
be allowed to "drift down the stream in
the usunl way of investigations,"
The fact that Senators Root. Borah
nnd Cummins will help to conduct thn
investigation will insure a complete
sifting of the charges.
If nu want tonic, try A Mil) If HA lit r-IKHH-
MAY ENLARGE OUR NAVY YARD.
Srcrrlnrr llnnlrla Wants to Hullil
More ships There,
Secretary of the Nuvy Josephus Dan
iels said he was very favorably Im
pressed by his tlrst tour of the Hruoklyn
navy yard when seen yesterday nftor
noon In the cabin of Capt. William S.
llenaon aboard the battleship I'tah. The
yard will not only be enlarged, but most
of tho nnw battleships will be built there
If the Secretary's plans are carried out.
"This yard is ti great Institution," he
aald, "and ought to be equipped morn
fully for the construction of big battle
ships. More Bhlpa should be built In
He said that the docking facilities of
the yard ought to be Improved and en
larged; that it Is the only yard wo have
where battleships like tho New York,
now under way there, can bo built, and
that It ought to be equipped so that two
ships of thut size can be built at the
The Secretary artlved at the yard at
10 o'clock In the forenoon aboard a
launch nnd was received with n nineteen
gun salute and a guard of honor. Capt.
Albert Oleaves, acting commandant, and
his official family welcomed the Secre
tary at the landing. The tour of Inspec
tion was swift but thorough, most of
the time being devoted to the shops and
the uncompleted battleship New York.
The party had luncheon with the com
mandant and the entire party then
boarded the Utah as the guests of Capt.
NEW "MONEY TRUST"
HUNT IS IN THE WIND
Henry. Epjred On by I'ntennyer,
Plans to Mess Up Currency
Washington. May 2?. An effort Is to
be made by certain leadens of the House
to force the passage of a resolution re
newing thn inquiry Into the affairs of
the so-called money truet.
This became known here to-day fol
lowing a conference between Samuel
Cntermyer of New York and Repre
sentative Henry of Texas, chairman of
the Committee on Rules.
Mr. Henry believes that before Con
grejis undertakes to revise the banking
nnd currency laws It should probe the
"money trust" further and that there
should be Incorporated in the amenda
tory legislation measures regulating the
activities of stock exchanges and pro
hibltlnR the concentration of credits.
This view is said to be shared by Mr.
Lntermycr and Representative Und'
bergh qf Minnesota, who offered the
original money trust resolution that
was taken up by Mr. Henry and put
tnrougit the Democratic caucus. Mr.
Cntermyer wos the counsel of the Pujo
Mr. Henry admitted that he con-
suited Mr. Cntermyer concerning a
banking and currency bill yesterday,
but It did not becqme known until to
day that they discussed another "money
It Is thought that President Wilson
will try to mold agitation of this char
acter on top of the tariff revision.
VANTINES GO TO 5TH AVENUE.
j llonsf Takes anih Street Corner at
llent nf fHII.OOO a Year.
A A Vnntlne & Co.. who have been
for tunny years on Kroadway near
Klghtienth street, took a lease yester
day of the building at the southwest
corner of Fifth avenue and Thirty-ninth
street, now occupied by the uptown
tinmen or Altken. Son & Co.
The Vnntlne business will be moved
on August I. ticorge Taylor, head of
Altken. son A.- Co., said last night that
he did not wish 'o make a premature
statement concerning a new location
for his film on Fifth avenue.
The building which Vantlne A Co,
have taken formerly was occupied hy
Black. Starr Frost, Jewellers. It Is
owned hy Michael Drelcer. The rest of
the block from Thirty-eighth to Thirty
ninth street on Fifth avenue Is owned
by .1. H. Si F. V. Burton nnd Is being
improv ed with a store for I.ordA Taylor,
The new Vantlne building Is a seven
story structure, on n plot ."0x100 feet
The lease Is for twenty-one years at a
net rental of $stJ,O00 n vear.
Webster It. Mable & Co. and Frank
I). clller negotiated the lease.
AUSTRIAN OFFICIAL A SUICIDE.
Hired to Watch spies, lie Becomes
Sfirclal Cable Utipotrli to Tun Sis
Vienna. May 29. Knowledge that
his treachery in selling to Russia mili
tary plans concerning Austrn-Qerman
action in tho event of a war with Bus
sla had reached the ears of his super
iors, if was learned here to-day, was the
cause of the suicide of Col. Albert Bedl
of the General Staff of the Klghth Army
Corps, who shot himself In a hotel here
on Monday Inst Ills action had been
oftlclnlly ascribed to Insanity due to
overwork, but questions In Parliament
to-day elicited the fact that he hnd
taken his life rather than face trial on
a charge of high treason.
Col. Redl, who was promoted to thn'
rank on August 6 Inst, wos stationed
nt Prague, it was his special duty to
keep watch on foreign spies, but It now
turns out that he was In league with the
secret emissaries of other countries. In
formation of this having reached the
Ministry of War soon after Bedl enmo
tu Vienna several days ago, a search
was made of his room at the hotel and
Incriminating documents were found
there which fully proved his guilt. .
It Is the custom In the Austrian
army to give officers who are accused
of a disgraceful crime tho opportunity
of taking their own lives. In accord
ance with this tradition the Wur Office
sent two officers to the Colonel's room.
They told him of the charge against
him and of the evidence which had
lieen found, Then they placed u loaded
revolver on a table with o significant
gesture, left the room nnd mounted
guard outside. A moment or two later
they heard a shot and entering the
room found Col. Ijrdl lying dead on tho
LINER AGROUND ON
IRISH REEF; ALL SAFE
Sleimier Jluvcrfonl, With
Aboard, Huns on Hock
Xear Quecnstown. '
IWSSKNOERS TAKKX Ol''l'Vhnl t"-y ' discussing the charges
. against Police Commissioner Waldo and
, possibly legislation.
One Womnn Refuses to Leave
Ship Without Her Vnlu
Hble. Prize Doy;.
Special Cable Unpaid to 'Cur St
Qi'MNStown, May 29. The Ameri
can Line steamship linvcrford, with "50
passengers aboard, bound from Liver
pool for Philadelphia, ran aground on
Cork Head In n dense fog yesterday. As
soon ns news of the mlship to the
steamship wns received here by wire
less tugs and naval craft were sent to
the rescue and the passenger were
transferred to the rescuing vessels
within half an hour of tho accident.
The Hnverford was towed Into the
harbor early this morning and Is now
at anchor. She has flftetn feet of water
In her forehold, the others being dry, I
thanks to thn bulkheads not having i
The Hnverford whh wrapped In a
thick fog all the way from Liverpool.
The fog, which Is due to the sudden
phenomenal heat In thn British Isles,
has covered the enllro coast for nearly
a week, and has led to numerous mis
haps to steamers, several of which nar
rowly escaped dienster. The Haver
ford steamed cautiously, sounding her
whistles and foghorns alt the time. She
was coming Into Quecnstown to tako
aboard 100 Irish passengers when she
struck the rock.
The passengers, who are now In hotels
here, nre unanimous In praising Capt.
Evans nnd the crew for the discipline
which they showed after the accident
and which prevented any trace of panic
among those on board. One saloon
passenger. Mr. Fltislmmons of Liver
pool, telling of the accident said:
"I had Just finished lunch nnd was
talking with friends in the smoking
room when I felt the bump and heard
a grating sound. The ship quivered as
I went on deck. I could see nothing
but for, but It was obvious thnt some
thing was wrong, as the steamer had
come to a standstill and had a alight
list. It waa hardly noticeable and the
bulk of the passengers seemed to be
unaware that anything had happened.
Probably half nn hour passed before
they were aware of the accident.
"Soon the fog rolled away, leaving
only a haze, through which with the
aid of glasses I could see a vague out
line of the land and high rocks about
us. Then the fog rolled back again. 1
thought nt tlrst that we were on Daunt's
Bock, but later I learned thnt we hnd
struck on Cork Head. How we got Into
the bay In the heavy fog without strik
ing the rock is amazing. If we had
struck it most of us would now have
been Davy Jones's guests. As It was
we went nground pretty gently."
Tho vessels sent to the rescue of the
Haverford. one of which was the Gov
ernment tug Hellespont, ordered there
by the Admiral of the port, had great
difficulty on account of the thick fog In
getting close enough to the steamer to
take off the passengers.
Those aboard were permitted to take
light baggage with them. One woman,
a second cabin passenger, had a valu
able prize dog which she wns taking
from London to Philadelphia, and she
refused to leave the ship without her
pet. She was allowed to wait while a
seaman went below to fetch the dog.
Passengers say that after the Haver
ford struck she was backed off the rock,
but made so much water thnt the cap
tain ordered her to be run ashore again.
The second saloon passengers will
continue their voyage to-day aboard
the Whlto Star Line steamer Baltic for
The Hnverford, which is known as a
"one class" boat, although 'she has uc
commodatlons for cabin and steerage
passengers, is commanded by Capt.
Kvnns. She belongs to the International
Mercantile Marine Company. She Is fi3l
feet long nnd S9 feet beam, with a gross
tonnage of 11.635. She was built In 1901.
Twelve persons were killed nnd forty
injured by an explosion on board the
Haverford at Liverpool In July, 1905.
ERIE STRIKE SEEMS NEARER.
Telegraphers .Nh It Mny lie Called
The threatened strike of telegraphers
on tho Krio Itallroad, it wns said yester
day, may take place next week unless
tho officials of tho company change their
attitude on the donmnds of the men for
increases in wages.
The breach between tho company nnd
the telegraphers was widened yesterday
because the officials of the company de
clined to meet any hut a committee of
its own employees. J. A. Newmun of
Chicago, first vloe-presldent of the Order
of Ituilroad Telegraphers, who came to
this city several days ago to take charge
of the dlsputo on behalf of tho teleg
rn pliers, called at the offices of the Krie
Railroad yesterday with W. II, Busted,
chairman of tho general committee of
tho Frio telegraphers. Thn railroad
officials would only inist Chairman liusted
und tho members of, tho commit ten who
are Erie employees.
The conference lasted only n short time
and it was said that the company would
not recede from its position on the de
mands, On Minlf of t he company It was said
that It did not look for a strike, as the
men were satisfied, hut strlko breakers
were being hired so as to bo ready for
J0n some of the divisions the men are
ready to quit to-morrow," Mr. Nowman
said, "and all are ready to strike next
week. As a conservative organization
we will use overy means to avert a strike
lieforo It goes into effect. Tho strike, how
ever, may lake place next wivk l is now
up to the company "
SULZER AND WHITMAN MEET.
IliMrrniir and District tlturnrr
llnte Midnight Talk nt Waldorf.
Oov. Sulwr nnd District Attorney
Whitman met et the Wnldotf-Astotla
at I2:3,'i o'clock this morning. The
70'two officials sat at a table In tho pub
lic dining room talking earnestly.
Mr. Whitman said before he met the
Governor thnt he did not know why the
Governor wanted to eec him. Soon
after they hud met It was teported
It was said thut If the Curran com
mittee charges against the police Com
mlssiunei' were substantial the Governor
would lemove hlin.
Wilson for tariff change.
tinrrlcan Ships Preferential flame
Ont of I ndernooil mil.
Washinoton, May 29, President Wil
son will not oppose the removal by the
Senate Finance Committee of the provi
sion of a 5 per cent, tariff preferential i
on Imports brought to this country In
American built ships from the tariff bill !
as passed by the House. He told Sen-'
utor Simmons so to-day. j
Secretary of State Bryan, after u dls- j
cusslon yesterday of tho protests made .
by foreign countries, told Chairman
Simmons that he believed the enactment (
ii me pie lerenuni vvnuiu contravene a
number of treaties to which this Govern
ment is n party. The Senate leaders
Immediately decided, us stated by Tun
Sf.v this morning, that this feature of
the I'nderwood bill should be removed.
FIRST AERIAL BAEDEKER.
linn ta See Frankfort and Rnvlrons
From the Air.
SptrUil Cabtr Oetpatch to Tns Scs
London, May 29, The first aerial Bae
deker giving a hirdseye view of the
district around Frankfort has been pub
lished in that city.
Other volumes nre In course of prep,
n ration. They will give similar descrip
tions o. the territory around Berlin,
Lelpsic, Baden-Baden, Hamburg and
Dusseldorf for tho benefit of aeroplanlsts
COX TO BE TRIED ON MONDAY.
Cincinnati Politician tn Answer for
Cincinnati. May 29. George B. Cox,
ex-polltlcal boss and former president
of the Cincinnati Trust Company, and
eight other former officials of tho bank
will face trial on Monday on an Indict
ment charging that they converted and
misapplied a note for $262,000. Their
motions to quash the indictment based
on the note were overruled to-day by
Common Fleas Judge CaMwell.
He also overruled motions tn quash
another Indictment charging mlsappll
cation of tlU000, but specified thnt the
note Indictment should be tho one on
which trlnl shall begin. Tho hankers
will be tried on the other Indictment aa
soon as the note cas Is disposed of.
SINGS TO F SHARP EASILY.
American .Soprano Florence Mac
Helb Does Well In London.
prriat Cable lieipatrh to Tas 9is
I.ONPON, May 29. Tho American
soprano, Florence MacBeth, Impressed
n score of critics who listened to her at
Queen's Hall to-day preliminary to the
forthcoming concert In which she will
She took F sharp without effort and
her voice is regarded altogether as one
of uncommon beauty.
INDORSE WHITMAN FOR MAYOR,
Dlsfrlrt Attorney Boosted In Tno
Districts for C.nynor'a Job.
The Progressive party of tho Six
teenth Assembly district voted unani
mously last night to indorse District
Attorney Whitman for Mayor. The
meeting was held in the elubrooms at
200 Kast Fiftieth street. Ex-Fire Com
missioner Francis J. Iantry, former
Tammany leader of the district, pre
sided. Joseph A. Durkln, Progressive leader
in the First Assembly district, Issued a
formal statement last night declaring
himself In favor of Mr. Whitman for
PAGE SEES THE KINO TO-DAY.
American trabassador to Make First
VUlt to the Palace.
peeial Cable Veipatck to Tbc Sts,
Lonpo.v, May 29. Ambassador Walter
II. Puge, the new American Knvoy to
the.Court of St. Jnmes's, will bo received
In audience by King George at 11 o'clock
Boyal carriages will be sent to the
Coburg Hotel, where Ambassador Page
Is stopping, to convey him to Bucking
Irf" Palace, Ho will be accompanied by
Irwin Latighlln, first secretary of the
embassy, and the rest of tho embassy
staff. Mr. Laughlln will Introduce him
to Arthur Walsh, Comptroller of the
Boyal Household, who will then present
him to tho King.
MRS. ELK INS TN COLLISION.
Auto With Senator's Wldorr and
llanshtrr lilt by street Car.
Washinoton, May 29. Mrs. Stephen
B. Elklns, widow of the lato Senator
from West Vlrglnln, nnd her daughter
Kathcrlne nnrrowly escaped Injury this
afternoon when u big nutomoblle in
which they were riding wns struck nnd
badly damaged hy n street car on Con
necticut avenue N, W,
After the neddent Mis. Klklns and
daughter were driven homo In the car
of n friend who happened along when
Mrs. F.lklns was being assisted from the
wreck. Neither she nor Miss Klklns was
at all bruised, but the cider woman wan
The chuuffeur hnd swung the Klklns
automobile about nt N street and It was
crossing the trucks when the car hit It.
The Impact was not .sufficient to un
.sHUt the occupants, but the automobile
was badly smashed.
HIS CASE STRONG
Thinks Ho Has Forestalled
Most of Editor's
M; YEA It K0J! II 131
A Shooting, a Weddins: nl
ii Libel Suit Also a
iMxnioT. ;.ufii:li swoitx
Seldom Tiiiii'lied Liitinr and
Never I'm-iI Profit ii it . the
Mtnqmrh. Mich.. Mn' 2!'. Col.
Koosevelt's friends pin In mute good
licks for him hen- lo-daj. Testimony
by dflnrd I'lnihot, .luilse Blair of
Adams count.v. uhlo. Chailes W.
Thompson, Laurence Abbott nnd others)
was siiarely ngalnsi the statement"
published by Kdltiil' Newel t nf the Ish
pettilug hon oic that the Colonel got
tipsy nnd used disgusting language.
All of the witnesses agreed that Col.
Roosevelt was hardly whet anybody
could term ii moderate drinker even
and thnt he never said bad words.
Coming out of court the Colonel
slapped n friend on the back, saying
"That paper said all my Intimates
knew about my habits nnd now I've got
'em here, by George! But it's tough
when a man gets shot up nnd haa a
wedding In his family and goes Into uv
libel suit alt In one year. That bullet
in Milwuukec cost ine about 13,000, and
tho wedding cost me about the same,
and I don't know how much I nm going
to have to pay out for this suit."
It Is perfectly obvious that the Colo
nel Is elated over the swing of his case1
and thnt he Is not bothering about tho
bill. He Is absolutely convinced that
the Jury can do no less than give him
a verdict nnd the $10,000 worth of satis
faction he nsks for. From the start ho
has directed his own case, suggesting
what witnesses -ahould he put on tho
stand. The Colonel's principal regret
Is that he Isn't able to Jump squnrely
Into the legal battle and exchange
punches with IMitor Nevvett's lawyers.
Dry Cnmpalan In Ohio.
Ills lawyers took up a new line of
procedure to-day. attempting to tunnel
under nnd explode certain kinds of tes
timony thoy have reason to believe that
Newett will put forward. Knowing
thnt the editor had plnnned to show
that Col. Roosevelt drank heavily while
campaigning In Ohio last fall, the?
called upon former Judge A. '.. Blnlr if
Adams county the Judge Blnlr who
almost ns well known hcr as I i
Colonel himself on account of his d
franchising most of the male popu
tion of his county for election fraud'
to tell the Jury exnetly what he kv
and heard while hp was stumping with
Col. Roosevelt. The Judge Mild that If
there ever was a so1er man the Colonel
was that man as fnr as he could see.
Charles W. Thompson, a New York
newspaper reporter who made the 11,
000 mile tour with Col. Roosevelt, and
who knew him intimately when he was
President, made the strongest kind of
witness for the plaintiff because he not
only had never seen Col. Roosevelt
tako more than a sip or a nip now
and then, but he hud never heard any
talk In Washington or elsewhere thst
the Colonel took more than was good
for a man,
Glfford Pinchot. once head nf thej
Forestry Bureau and n long time friend
and political supporter of Col. Rooss
volt, gave an interesting reason for
his statement that he had observed thn
Colonel closely and hnd never seen any,
eigns of alcoholic Influence. Wheni
Cross-Examiner Belden pressed Mr.
Pinchot to explain why he had
observed the Colonel, Mr. Plnchotj
said that ho was especially In
terested in the study of efficiency antt
Its causes. He knew of no better sub.
Ject to study than Theodore Roosevelt.
And nobody who drank tno much could
bo ns efficient nf Col. Roosevelt, hej
added. It looked offhand an If the Jur
ors were considerably Impressed.
NTr t'aed Prnfanllr.
Kvcry witness who testified to-day
(and for the past days) had less to)
say about Col. Roosevelt's drinking
habits than the Colonel himself. Young
Philip Roosevelt, a cousin, said he na
travelled, ridden, fished nnd boated with
tho Colonel and that ho had never seen
him drink more than a glass or two of
light wine or a tenspoonful of brandy
taken In milk. ,
Edwin Emerson, a newspaper man,
who was with the Colonel In Cuba,
testified that ho drunk nothing but
black coffee nnd water in that cam
paign, Lawrence Abbott of tho Oiif
looA;, who was with Col. Roosevelt In
Europe, said that the Colonel on that
tour drank nothing but mineral water.
Several of the witnesses said that
ho never used profanity and Hint he
disliked to heur profanity used in his
Besides the weight of testlmonv
against Nevvett's published uccusatlonsj
there were other reasons for the
Colonel nnd his friends to exult. They
henrd to-duy that a man mimed Cohen.
living iu Milwuukec, a prospective star
wltnesN for the defence, hud lieeu told
thut Ills testimony wouldn't be renulred.
Also Chuse S. Osborn, Jr., u son of
ex-Gov, Osborn of Michigan, sent word
that he would lie here to contradict
tiny statements thut Cel. Roosevelt was
not quite himself when he spoke t
Ann Arbor students In 1910, Tha