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Give Taft Hard Jolt
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Senator Cultom Is Defeated
After Fifty Years' Semce:
"Illinois reatUt eade Taft earn
palgs for rrnomtaatlon." Sea
"Tie rcanlt demoaatrates tbe
strength of Speaker Clark with.
lke people." Clark Managers.
Chicago, April a. Champ Clark hu
swept the Presidential primaries of Illi
nois The Missouri -candidate for tbe
Democratic nomination for President
will carry Cock County by apparently
Early return Indicate that be will get
nearly as large a. plurality down State.
He will hare the eight delegates-at-large
to the Democratic national con
vention, and from the early Indies tkns,
forty of the fifty district delegates at
least. Theodore Roosevelt has swept
the Republican primaries- most decisive
ly. His probable plurality In Cook Conn
t will bo AW for the delegates-at-large.
Also the Indications are that ha
will get the district delegates for seven
of the ten Chicago districts, with a
chance to gctTthem from nine of the ten
districts. Down State he has run even
atron-er Ujan in Chicago. Reports from
acatterlntr counties aboTr thai he la,
beating xait irorn -to I to a to l, ana
that he may carry all fifteen districts.
Senator Sbelb7 IX, Cullom has been
beaten for the- Republican Indorsement
for United States Senator. After, more
than half a. -century of public servle. at
the age ot eighty-two years, he aeenjs.fr
bare lost a political congest the first he
has ever lost,.
awrrtcefTT.1 Sherman 3s the- victor.
v. Charles (L Denetn seems Ho 'nave-1
; ?li,4rt.i S'TiT.'LrtSCil??"00"11' representing President Talt.
Gov. Chirlei S. Dtnetn aeem! ito lave W&itei 8utes sen,tor -mito Root came
scored an easy victory" for his third
nomination as the Republican candidate
for governor. HU estimated -plurality
In Cook County Is from 30.000 to -40,000
and his total vote is almost as great as
that of Len Small and John E. W. Way
Samuel Alschuler and Edward F.
Dunne, In the Democratic Cght for gov
ernor, are having a dose, hard fight.
Dunne will probably carry Cook County
by 50.000, but Alschuler seems to have
the lead down the State that will cut
down Dunne's Cook County majority.
Jn. Chicago two malodorous political
machines seem to lut"e been sent to
tbe scrap heap for goodRoger C Sul
livan's so-called Democratic machine
and its close kin, the Lortmer-Llncoln
The "United Progressive Democrats
have elected two-thirds of the precinct
committee of the county. They have
won everywhere except in the stock
Sards district, where the Dunne-Snlll-
van alliance won out.
The whole Sullivan "slate" of county
candidates has apparently gone Into the
gutter with the machine that backed It.
The harmony Democrats, from the early
returns, have won everything.
Very few returns for county offices are
yet in, but the decisive beating of the
Continued on Page Three.
Measure Savinig $600,000 Annually
Approved After long Debate.
Cnt Eecord's Price.
The Senate yesterday passed the Smoot
printing bill for a revision and codifica
tion of tbe laws- relating to public prlnt
lng. binding, and the distribution of pub
lic documents. The bill was amended in
only one Important particular, and this
amendment provided for A reduction in
tbe price of the'CongrcSwional Record,
with a. view to popularizing the publica
tion. Tbe issue Is. liowoer, limited to
100.009 copies dally. The price of the
Record for the lone; session, of Congress
w'U be V. and for tbe short .session fL
Monthly subscriptions -wilt be taken at
W cents, parable- In iltiinp..
It Is estimated that th. hilt will un
the government about SfoO.OOO per an-
nuijv ana at tne same time Increase the
efficiency of the service. This .esti
mated saving does not include tbe
economy tnat will result to the govern
ment by the adoption of the provision
in regard to "the nrintlcs- of bonds.
notes, and checks which tbe Director
ot me .Bureau or Engraving and Print
ing estimates 'will amount to JMO.000
for the first year and approximately
: 0.000 within five Years.
Instead of allotting to each Senator
and Representative so many documents
of each kind Issued by the govern
ment, each Senator and Representative
Is given an allowance of 2,500 annu
ally, -which may be Invested in one or
Spender Assail AUoaso,
Madrid, April 9. The speech of tbe
republic leader, Secor Alvarez, at a
bananet glen In his honor has caused
a- sensation. He declared that Klnc-
Alfonso was a prisoner In the bands
uf a. ciiqug sou mat ix me .King was
deposed Senor Morel was the only man
capable t carrying out the reforms
necessary for Jha prosperity of the,
country. The Klnur. Senor Alr aalrf.
relied eolely on the clergy and- the'
Mew York 8tate leaders Un
able (o Agree on Dele
gates' Instructions. ,.
TO MEET AGAIN TO-DAY
Convention Han, Rochester, .N.-T,
April S Inability of Republican State
leaders to agree upon the question of
sending an Instructed delegation to Chi
cago resulted In a deadlock at the first
session of tbe State convention to-day.
While the Tatt supporters, led by Sen
ator Root, end those opposing instruc
tions, led by William Barnes, jr. State
Chairman, were trying to come to some
agreement, the convention met and'ad
Journed after a session of only two
hours. The question at issue was left
in the bands of the resolutions com
mittee, which met; following adjourn
ment, at tbe Powers Hotel.
After an eight hours' acrimonious
struggle, the committee on resolutions
at midnight, by a vote of 40 to 3, adopt
ed the following plank:
lloth Sldea Claim Victory.
The overwhelming majority of the
representatives of the party In this con
vention assembled favors the renom
lnatlon ot President Taft, '
"Ana we urge the delegates-at-larcs
nere elected, m their acts, to carry out
the .sentiment of the Republicans of this
state. .. ..
"And we urge 'urmer .lhat the dls
trict delegates unite to this end."
Chairman Barnes exultantly exclaim
ed: "This Is a triumph for us."
County Chairman Koenlg said: "This
means that the delegates from New
York are really instructed to support
president Tarts renomlnatlon. and the
entire ninety delegates -will do so."
Senator Root fought to the limit for
positive and binding Instructions.
The four delegates-at-iarge to Chicago
will be William Barnes, Jr, of Albany;
Elihu Root, of New York; William Ber
tl, -of Kings, and Edwin A. Merrltt, Jr..
of St. Lawrence. The four alternatea-at-large
-will be Edgar T. Brackett. of Sara
fogar Charles VW. Andersen.-' (colored),
and B. W. 3rewn. of. -Near Tark.tand
OeorreVW. Whitehead. J:
here from New York yesterday to- swing
the Republican State convention to in-
struct its four deierates-at-larKe for
-Mr. Tail's denomination, and at :.M
o'clock tbls morning, when a conference
oer -which Senator Root Presided at the
Seneca Hotel broke, it was declared, that
bis aim had been accomplished. v
"Old Guard' Concedes.
Ilalf an hour later, oter at Powers
Hotel, where William Barnes, Jr, the
chairman of tbe Republican State con
mlttee and leader of the party in tbe
State, had established his -headquarters,
Harry H. Bender, of Albany, Barnes
right-hand man, came from a confer
ence with Barnes and some of the other
"old guard" leaders, and to a group of
wsiuns newspaper men saiq:
"Well, boys, it looks as though the
delegates-at-Iarge would be Instructed.
for Taft. That's all I can say, but I
guess It's enough."
"Sunny Jim," as the big Utlcan is
always referred to here, has an enor
mous personal following through the
State, and an Inside story is that Taft
charged him with the task of lining
that following -up to force Barnes to
accede to an instructed delegation.
Senator .Edgar T. Brackett offered a
resolution which -was adopted, that all
.resolutions te rererred to the commit
tee, on resolutions -without debate.
After the appointment of a commit
tee on resolutions, which was called to
convention adjourned until 10.30
. 'Phone Call from Washington.
Shortly after the convention was
called to order Chairman William
Barnes. Jr. was notified that he was
being -called on the long distance tele
phone from Washington. He sent word
that he could not leave the convention
hall fort half an hour.
It was reported around the convention
hall that tbe telephone call was from
the White House, but Chairman Barnes
refused to affirm this.
It became known to-day that Senator
Root had been circulating a letter writ
ten by President Taft, In which he
asked Ufht efforts be made to have tbe
New York State delegates Instructed for
Mr. Barnes Improved the opportunity
that Prof. Butler's speech afforded to
dash Into an ante room and talk it nr-r
with Waahthctan, What nasaed h.tvMn
him and the gentleman on the other end f
would not be divulged.
The first note of real esthuslasm that
stirred the big gathering came when
Prof. Butler offered tbe suggestion that
the purpose of government should be to
advance public Interest "by violence if
possible, by peaceful methods if neces
sary." At roar of laughter shook the
bbr hail as soon as the essence of what
be had saldJsad percolated.
Standing" of the Candidates.
The standing of -the Presiden
tial candidates, last night, not in
cluding the New York and Illi
nois returns, according to the
latest Information received from,
the respective headquarters, was
Delegates In convention., ..1,075
Necessary to choice.. ...... ESS
Claimed for Taft :ss
Instructed for Taft.,..,..., 379
Claimed for Roosevelt.... 1, sg
Instructed for Roosevelt.... S3
Instructed, for Lav Follotte.. 3c
Instructed for Cummins.... 4
Delegates In convention. ...1,031
'Necessary to choice......... 7IS
Instructed for Clark... ... 70
Instructed for Wilson,- . 3tf
Instructed, lor Gov Marshall 30
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Memphis, April 1 An enormous break
In the St. Francis levee, which occurred
late this afternoon, has increased tbe area
of overflowed land contiguous to the Mis
sissippi River to 1.100 square miles. Sev
era! towns' are In peril, but no Informs
tlon as to tbe fate of their Inhabitants
or of the amount ot damage .done has
been learned, as all wires are down.
This afternoon's break occurred at Wil
son, Ark., a town of about 1,000 persons.
near Osceola. This overflow floods sev
eral counties in an entirely new section
of the State ot Arkansas, Including Mis
sissippi County, the richest part of the
It Is not believed that any loss of life
occurred, as there bad been ample warn
ing of river conditions.
Osceola Is also In danger to-night This
is a town of 5,000 Inhabitants. The leiee
there is weakening In two places under
the enormous strain ot the past week
and gangs of men are working feverishly
to avert a, disaster A great many of
the people living in Osceola left tbe town
three- days ago.
The river is rising rapidly as far south
as New Orleans. The crest win prob
ably reach that city by Saturday.
Cabinet Diacnasea Flood.
The Mississippi Vailed flood situation
was canvassed by President Tatt and the
members of his Cabinet at the regular
meeting yesterday. Reports which were
laid before the meeting by the Secretary
of War and Postmaster General, showed
that the situation is graaueiry growing
worse, and, with Hie breaking and over
flowing of levees, tho flood area Is being
extended into Arkansas. B
Secretary SUmson's report showed thai
6,000 refugees are now being cared for by
the army, the rations having arrived at
some of the towns from SU Louis. MaJL
Narmoyle. who was at Hickman. Ky..
has proceeded to Memphis, where he has
established flood relief headquarters tor
toe enure district, airectmc tho opera
tlons of the several other officers and
largv-number of enlisted men engaged
In relief work under him. Refugee camps
are beltg established 'at allpla'ces "where
the sltuitlon Is serious, with an army
officer ltv charge.'
Ernest R. Btcknell. field director of
the Red Cross, Is still at Hickman. Ky ,
and he is In direct telegraphic commu
nication with MaJ, Narmoyle at Mem-
pais. The army officers and. district, and
State Red Cross agents are working io-
seuer m ine reuei work, virector uick
nelt. In his report yesterday, stated that
new levee disasters, are occurring daily
at Hickman, and that there will be
need for many weeks of food and cloth
tng for a thousand or more people.
system ot sanitation is already being
Taft nets Flood Map.
At the request of the President, Gen.
Blxby, chief of engineers, has prepared
maps showing the details ot the flood,
which he sent over to the White Houte
for the Cabinet meeting. These maps
showed tbe extent and area of the flood
ed districts, the number of people that
Are homeless, stages ct the water at
different places, &c One of the maps,
the information on which pan be made
changeable by moving pins of various
colors, was left with the President.
An officer of the engineer's office will
visit the White House dally fa move
tnese pins aDout iu,aecoraance witn tne
latest reports, so thut the President may
Know-me musiioi, be any time, Dy a
slncle Klance at the man. This man i
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Chicago. April . After (tiling
1 s landlady he Intended to com-
I suicide. George Carlson, a
.printer, bought thirty bottles of
whisky and started to drink
them. After the eighth he be
came delirious and wai arretted
and fined $15.
Ubondsrille Miners Attack Depu
ties When They Try to Pro
tect Bonunion Workmen.
Wheeling. W. Va.. April 9. When the
strikebreakers left tbe Mound City coal
mine at Moundsvllle this afternoon they
were attacked by a mob of 400 union
miners, armed with guns and clubs Two
men were probably fatally Injured and
several others seriously injured. A riot
call was sent in and Sheriff Alley, with
a poss of a hundred deputies, rushed
to the shaft ot the mine and with drawn
revolvers, charged the mob. Six of the
deputies were injured In the meTee. With
drawn revolvers the striking miners held
the posse, at bay, but after they were
re-enforced the officers drove tbe strik
ers from the mine and escorted the non
union men to their homes.
Durina- the. clash between the miners
the wives of the strikers, armed with
butcher knives, rushed to the aid of
their husbands and sons and fought
side by side. One of the women knocked
flie teeth out of SupL Brown's mouth,
and the official was rescued In a semi
To-night -a mob of GOO striking miners
from the Moundsvllle coal region are
encamped around the mine, and bave
threatened to blow it up with dynamite.
The officials of the mine are barricaded
in the office of the mine, afraid to ven
The Moundsvllle authorities have ap
pealed to this city for help, and a large
number of repeating nnes will be sent
to-night to. the scene of the strike. A
company.of State militia wiU. probably
be detailed to Moundsvllle to-morrow.
The company has applied to United
States Judge A. C. Dayton lor an injunc
tion against Interference by-the strikers.
HITT A BACHELOR
New Tbrk, April 9 SIr and .Mrs.
Blaine Elklns, Miss Katherine EUcins.
and William P. Hltt returned ,to New
York to-night aboard the steamer Car-
rlllo from' Jamaica. Since they- left New
Orleans early in March they have"vlslt-
ed R. SL Hltt, American Minister to
Guatemala, and the paaaraa canal.
From Colon they went to Kingston,
thence embarking on the Carrilio.
"Billy" H1U. is attll a bachelor, and
Miss Elklnaihaa not changed her name.
When, asked If the wedding had taken
place in Jamaica. Panama, Guatemala,
or on tli- voyage to .New York, Mr. Hltt
"I never discuss my private affairs."
Blaine ElVlnir umlled at the nuaitlon
and said that there was nothing to make
public except that they had had a de
lightful trip, and" would leave for Wash
ington at once.
AME&ICAS PBIS0KS EXCEL
Europe;- Mo never, Has Improve
ment ba tT. f). Reformatories.
New York. April 8. Daniel -(Buckley,
who has been six months fn Europe "Vis
iting the prisons of Bngiandr France.
Germany, and Italy lor (he Pennsyl
vania Prison Society, returned home to
day continued ttlat America treats' her
criminals more humanely than any
The only Improvement that can. be
made here, Mr, Buckley believes, la In
cur reformatory schools. In. England,
he said. Juvenile offenders between tbe
ages of sixteen and twenty-three .years
aro taught "trades, an toward the, end
cf their sentences are permitted cooald-
Aefable freeaoau ,.,
REACH AND WIFE
Aiken Society -Han Sen is
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&B.8. BEACH WITH HIM
Ixndon, April 9. Frederick O. Beach,
who. with Mrs, Beach, arrived on the
Mauretanla only yesterday, hurriedly de
parted to-nlgbt for Paris, where he will
be the, guest of W. K. Vanocrbllt. Mr.
Beach was much agitated when shown a
dispatch from New York, saying a war
rant bad been issued for hla arrest on
the charge of assaulting, "with Intent to
kill, his wife, in Aiken, several months
ago. AL first he declined to talk. As he
wis -taking a train at Charing'Cross, he
"Mrs. Beach la with mf That hm.M
silence all these charges. Those folks at
Aiaen only want to stir up trouble. I re-
ruse to bave anything to say t
Mnt. Beach refused to sayvanything.
Scotland Yard officials said to-night they
were surprised that they had not been
asked to arrest Mr. Beach, as the charge
against him appears to be one of felon
Taelln Denounce Police.
Aiken. 8. O. April 9 C. Oliver Ise
lln, dean of the Aiken -winter colony,
laboring under subdued rage at the is
suance of the warrant charging Fred
erick O. .Beach with assault and bat
tery, with Intent to kill his wife, Mrs.
Camilla Beach; denounced the action
taken by the authorities aa "rot."
He stated that It was his Intention to
send a cablegram, to. Mr. Beacb,,lnfornv
Ing him of tbe warrant, and advising
blm to come back to Aiken at once.
Mr. Iselln appeared to be very positive
mat iir. Beach would act upon his ad
wice. and confidently stated to Mayor
Gyles, that Mr. Beach will .return to
Aiken-In about ten days.
If Mr.'Beach is convicted of tbe crime
ot which be Is accused, Mr. Iselln will
be called upon by the city ot Aiken" to
write a check for 11.000. the amount of
reward offered unconditionally by Mr.
Donbt Return at B-ach.
Considerable doubt la expressed, how
ever, that Mr. Beach will return to Aiken.
or that If he chooses not to do so, he
will be extradited, although, it is regarded
a"s a certainty that Gov. BloueWill sign
the requisition papers on the Governor
of New Torlc
Tbe crime with which Mr. Beach
charged la regarded by tbe South Caro
lina laws not -as a felony, but only as a
The fact that Pearl Hampton, the col
ored woman who was arrested as a wit
ness for the State, and who is supposed
to know more about the events of the
night ot February 2S, when she and Mrs.
Beach were assaulted, has. arranged for
ball through Air. Beacns. lawyers, who
busied themselves In, her behalf Immedi
ately upon ber arrest has created p. great
deal of comment, Unsuccessful efforts
have repeatedly been made to obtain the
woman's story ot the affair,, and the
identity ot the man who assaulted "both
she and Mrs. Beach.
Romej- April a, Mgr Bonzano, the
newly appointed Apostolic Delegate tk
the United States, leaves to-morrow for
Washington, where he will assume the
duties of the office formerly flDed by
Mgr. Bonxano la the bearer ot an au
tograph letter from the Pope -to Presi
Refwacfl to Jvlsa Baby,.
Chicago. April 4. Because he refused
to Jnssftbelr baby. Mrs. Suan R. Hfe'ght
has sued ber JJfbani.t:ucen, iof a
separation. Xhe- supreae court.
aW Iiffeat in 3C Tn.
.New York, April 9. The pries
of-eeef to-day reached tbe high
est point In thirty years. Dressed
beet In whole .carcasses was
quoted to-day at, 12 cents a
pound. ,lst year meat was
quoted at HC S'ic, pqund.
The Increase means an addi
tional cost of HI-for a whole
FOR LAW NEEDEB
President Taft Discusses
Lyiehing in Address Be
fore Colored Audit-no.
PEAISES LOCAL COLLEGE
Xere Institutions Similar to How
ard Will Greatly Help Sace,
Criticising that element of the citizens
of the country that shows a. maudlin
sympathy for mob violence. President
Taf, In an address last night before the
alumni anc students ot Howard Univer
sity at the Metropolitan A. M. E.
Church, declared that lynching will
pass away 'only when we have sheriffs,
prosecuting attornej s. and Judges that
will not waiver In their duty to punish
eavery person connected with these dis
graceful exhibitions of lack of proper
respect for law and order.
The President addressed 1.000 colored
people of the city; and was" constantly
cheered throughout his discourse, which
was given to aid in the movement to
raise funds for the building ot a gym
nasium for Howard University. Presi
dent Taft deplored the attitude ot many
men toward the higher education or me
rm!arH race, and said that such Institu
tions ss Howard University should be
scattered over the country where they
will do the most good and help to edu
cate those members of th colored race
that are to-be the leaders of their peo
Necessity or University.
"I cannot state. said President Taft.
as well as your -chairman baa stated.
mr views ot the ncesaity tor the, ex
istence of Howard University. I believe
It to be essential In the development of
the colored race, -that we 'should navel
universities furnishing the hlgucst edu
Latl,ju'blf.xllSrihutd-over, the-conn-. 1
UTT tot ne purpose ot eaucauoK loose
who are to be the leaders of tbe race."
In speaking on the needs of Howard
University for a gymnasium tbe Presi
dent said gymnasiums are needed be
cause they are the means in a city ot
maintaining that physical exercise" that
Is essential for the health 0T tbe body.
and without a healthy body one can
not bave a healthy brain.
Referring to lynching he said he be
lieves that part of this departure from
law into lynching and disorder Is due
to the fact that courts ai"-not certain
and are not full of dispatch In dispos
ing ot criminal cases. Ife said there
among our people a disposition to forget
the sanctity of the law, and that no
civ fllxed country -can live unless the law
Is respected. ,
"There Is not any crime I don't care
what It, Is," said the rPesldent. "that
Justifies a departure from law In the
punishment of the person who Is charged
Remedy for Coadltlon.
As a remedy tor this tondltlon the
President asserted the only way by
which it can be suppressed la that "some
time we shall!) have men as Sheriffs,
and as Governors and as prosecutors and
aa Jurors, who will see to it that the
men wboare engaged In.pulllng the rope
under those conditions shall themselves
awing by the rone.
The president praised the criminal pro
cedure In England, and the ranidltv with
which Justice is given, where he declared
they have no lynching. "I believe we
can improve matters," he said. "I be
lieve we can Improve maters by making
our courts more expeditious.
With a tribute to President Thirkleld
for his untiring efforts for Howard Uni
versity. President Tatt closed his address,
by thanking hi audience for the oppor
tunity gievn him to say "that whenever
I can help Howard University call on me."
BARON AtiD GUESTS
IN AN AUTO FIRE
Baron Hengelmuller, the Austro-Hun-
garian Ambassador, and two friends bad
mildly exciting' experience yesterday
afternoon when an electric auto in which
theye were riding caught Are in Rock
The party, driven by Samuel Safford,
chauffeur, was driving through Military
Road shortly after E o'clockfw, ire
was a short circuit, and flames spurted
from under the car- The Ambassador
and bis guests made a hurried dcent
to the ground.
Safford applied tbe brakes. Jumped to
the ground, grabbed' a rubber rain coat
from under his seaV and with several
well directed blows extinguished tbe
flames. The fire burned the grease from
several, parts of the mechanism and
scorched the paint -on tbe car. The dam
age is estimated at 110.-
Tbe Ambassador and his guests return
ed to town In a taxlcab.
ARRIVAL OF ARMS
IN MEXICO WATCHED
State Department authorities were still
awaiting a report yesterday of the ar
rival of the 1.000 rifles and 1,000,000 rounds
ot ammunition whidr was shipped from
New York March 23 for the American
Embassy In Mexico City.
Resorts to Jtha State Department from
Northern Mexico indicate that the gen.-
eral state of affairs throughout that re
gion are somewhat improved.
Ambassador Wilson is still Investigat
ing the circumstances ot the death ot
W. Hi Wslfe. an American, who was
manager ot the ksmcraidaa plantation,
near Mexico City. Yesterday's reports
Indicate thtt several laborers, instead -ot
one jmlr, were Implicated In t,bo murder.
The matter' already has been laid before
' AINSWDRTH mi
Cow witt iccns(Cw4-:
Officer of Distorting rcfs
i to "Bolster" CkMTgm.
LlkE Tif E'DBEYFDS CASE
Adjutant General a Victim ot Cor.
'. Says leport.
Charges Indicating, a belief otf the
part of the' House Military Affairs Com
mittee that AdJt. Cen, Alnsworth tsM
American Dreyfus, -the victim of aJeon
splracy of misrepresentation, were? pre
f erred against Secretary of War Stun
son In tne. report 0 Chairman Hay,
which was made pubito yesterday. Not
sine? the Dreyfus case has such a bit
ter attack been directed at a high offi
cial of tbe army of any country The)
charges preferred by Representative)
Hay and supported by a majority of the)
committee are in- brief, that Secretary
btimaon. In order to "get rid of an offi
cer of ability and reputation." distorted
flagrantly cf ftaln sentences written ty
Gen. Alnsworth. into meanings the
writer had "never intended.
The report declares that after a ease
ful reading- of all extracts used by the
Secretary In Ms demand for Gen, Alns-
worth's resignation, "even witBout tie)
context," leaves no belief In the mind
of even the prejudiced readar that the
adjutant general intended any discour
tesy In the missives written to the Sec
retary of War and the ranking officers
of tbe General Staff. -.
After bitterly denouncing Secretary
Stimton for "using language more In
temperate than that alleged to have been
used by Gen. Alnsworth,'" the report con
cludes with the statement that "If in;
the history of this country there has" ever
been a more flagrant abuse ot official
authority than which was consummated.
when the letter In question was served
on Gen. Alnsworth and copies of It simul
taneously given to the world This conn
mlttee'has never heard ot It.
' Great Wrong! Doac.
The report Teads in part: -
Th th! cmmlm of Tour'commlHur urtal
aadxfcraprablawrong has been doselbj)
the letter of "the Secretary of War of
February It. ml. Because of Its high,
source, the accusations made In It wfll
be accepted as true by the majority of
those reading it, whereas few people will
ever see or hear of tbls or any other
exposure of Its true character and de
sign. "If In the history of this country there
was ever a more flagrant abuse of official
authority than that which was consum
mated when the letter In question was
served on Gen, Alnsworth. and copies of
It given simultaneously to the world, tbls
committee has never heard of It. And
the worst feature ot It was that this
officer of long and distinguished servicer
had no tribunal to which he could appeal
with any hope of receiving Justice or.
fair treatment. For the letter shows
Upon its face that both the President
and the Secretary of War. and doubtless
I their immediate military advisers, had"
prejudged tne case witnout giving uen.
Alnsworth any opportunity to present his
side of It. ,
"Your committee in making this report
has been actuated solely by the desire to
set out at length what seems to It to be
the truth about tbe ease, and to do
Justice to an officer of tbe army, who
for more than twenty-five years had
remained at his post of duty, and had
discharged faithfully and efficiently, aa
well as with unusual ability, the very
responsible duties ot his position. In
deed, every department ot the army to
rtfhlch he has been attached has been
bettered by his treatment of lt and
Continued on Page Seven.
HOME REE BILL
A. Bonar law Vigorously Applauded
by Orangemen at Belfast
Belfast. April i. The home rule bill
was vigorously Attmr d here to-day
by w Bonar Law.: serratlva leader
ln Parliament.-before a i.iass meeting of
several thousand Uistennen. The v city
was thronged with' Orangemen, and the
police patrolled every street anywhere
near m meeting place In anticipation of
a riot. Tbe Nationalist leaders had urged
their followers not lo Interfere witlj tbe
meeting; and their instructions were-car-ried
out, although ir was feared that
under tbe stress the home rulers would
cause an outbreak and attempt reprisals
for the treatment the Orangemen ac-
l corded Winston Churchill In bis speeds
here two months ago.
Excitement was at a "high Ditch jwheej
Bonar Law b;gan. a bitter attack, on the
(.home rule bill, which will b introduced
in Parliament Thursday. He -aeciarea
that tb Liberals, having muzzled the
House of Lords, were now endeavorids
to force home rule through In a single
session of Parliament.
From three other Platforms Lord
Charles Bereafoid. Walter Hume Long-.
.Lord .Hugh CrelL Sir Robert Flnlay,
Lord Castlereagh. and other prominent
Unionist leaders urged their bearers tot
resist home rule to tbe. ead.
jl ions resolution waa passea aeciarmg
the Irish Unionists' opposition to a sep
arate Irish Parliament .unaltered and un
alterable. They are convinced that the
goytrsraeat ot ireiana oy a noma rata,
ParUaneat wilt Infallibly lead to bitter
racial, and sectarian- strife and lasting
Injury to commerce, and Industries.
Aa thi resolution waa put from each at
the fevr platforms in the great building.
a. -gun was tired, the. audience rose and
saluted the union jack, and saac "uou.
Save tbe Ktaf.'