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REPEAL OF TOLLS
Desires Congress to Revoke
. Canal Act Provision at'
VI0UTI0N 0F TREATY
Statement Recognizes Justice of Eag-
Jand's Demands Against Shipping
President Wilson letIt be known
yesterday that he favor the repeal ot
the provision of the Panama Canal act
exempting American coastwise vessels
from the payment of tolls at this ses
sion of Congress! ,
This was the .first statement having;
official weight upon the President's po
sition in the canal tolls controversy In
which Great Britain has made such
vigorous protests against what she
- deemed a contravention of the Hay
The President, In permitting the an
nouncement to go forth from the
White House, settled definitely the re
ports which have been credited widely
to the effect that he will support the
perdlng House bill which would sus
pend the operation of the free tolls
provision until such time as the watr
way became self-supporting.
Mr. Wilson made It clear that he win
not dally with any measures designed to
evade the Issue which Great Britain has
been pressing, either for a period of years
as provided by the House bill, or even
for six months as was suggested by
Senator O'Gorman, after a conference at
the White House Wednesdays
Constltates n Discrimination,
The administration's position is clear
cut and well defined. The President Is
definitely convinced that the exemption
of the American vessels would constitute
a discrimination against the terms of
the treaty by which this government is
It is not known that the President will
send a message to Congress upon the
tolls question, -hut little doubt Is enter
tained that he will take such a step
should any considerable difficulty be en
countered in either House In the way of
the desired repeal.
The need for action at the present ses
sion has impressed itself upon the Presi
dent because ot the fear that the post
ponement until the next session might
delay the repeal beyond the opening of
It was known more than a week ago
that the President had communicated to
the Senate Committee on Foreign Rela
tions his views upon the tolls question.
There was a continuing expectancy ma a
result ox wis cunicrence mat uie next
Tew weeks wouhJsec activity, on the
part of administration leaders inthe
House to procure the enactment of the
Adamson bill. This was strengthened
after Senator O'Gorman conferred Wed
nesday with the President. The Senator
suggested that it might be wise to post
pone action for six months or more and
the assumption in some quarters is that
he expressed the view of the President.
The Senator let it be known that the
tolls question had been discussed.
Authoritative denial was made at the
White House jesterday that the Presi
dent had entertained the views expressed
by Senator O'Gorman, and it was added
that the Senator had spoken only for
It was following this denial that the
President's position and purposes were
lAinc to wso nrqnr.
Sletrel ItaUaflra'WtU Make V Ke
"sasJaie'WMfctn1 Mre Ye!..,
Spa-ial t t WisTihuina'HMsH.
New Tork; Feb. 6. It was announced
today 'that depositors In tba defunct
Fourteenth Street Bank of Henry 'SUctl
&Ca. wlH receive per cent of their
deposit, At av meeting-ot the depositors
JtfmuP.r Munch, chairman of the com
raKtee'off ten, 'read a letter from the at
torneys for (Henry Kegel, which jtated
that a fund of ttfO.000. which had been
raised .for the purpose, with the proposed
adjustment with the store creditors and
the funds -available to the receivers,
would provide-the payment.
The remaining.. 70 cents on the dollar
Utiraa.rta.ted. would be paid within five
JtAlTE LLOYD AGAIN BARKED.
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Eamithk Slager Krfased Rradaals-
aloa to "United ' states.
Sped! Ca.Ua to The TCaatiiarton Herald.
Vancouver. B. a. Feb. , IL-On the
ground of "moral turpitude" Marie Lloyd,
an 'English t vaudeville singer, was re
fused readralszkm to the United States
today when she mide.formal application
for permission ,to cross the International
border after the completion of a theatrical
engagement in Vancouver.
REBELS GET LOAN
Carranza -Agents Announce
Completion of Negotiations
for $25,000,000. '
TO BUY TWO GUNBOATS
Ctee to Attack Vera Cruz and Other
"" Pacific Ports Mexico
' Gty QuieL
'Wants Qnlck Action.
It was announced that the President
had not gone seriously into the merits
of any proposition to delay or compromise
the issue that had been set by Con
gress. He believed that the only proper
course for the administration to take for
remedying the situation In which Con
gress liaj placed this government, would
be to work for the Immediate repeal ot
the debated provision. j
It is understood that in a short time
the President will confer with House
leaders, including Chairman Adamson.
for the purpose of drafting a measure
covering the repeal and upon the outlook
for smoothing out possible difficulties
from the way of its passagejIt is under
stood the President has secured the co
operation of Mr. Newlands.
The President's friends believe that
Chairman Adamson will be found willing
to adapt his own views to those ot the
The belief now Is that no formal an
swer will be made to the protest ot the
British gox'ernment until the repeal has
been passed through Congress and the
united States is in a position to assure
Great Britain that the cause for her com
plaint has been removed.
Senator O'Gorman explained yesterday
that he had not relaxed his opposition
to the proposed legislation to repeal the
free tolls act, but that he would continue
his opposition to It and seek in every
possible way to defeat the proposal made
by the President yesterday.
At his interview at the White House
Wednesday Senator O'Gorman made his
position clear to the President. After the
interview he said that he did not expect
to see any action taken by the Senate
Ccmmlttee on Interoceanic Canals, of
which he Is chairman, until the Adam
son resolution now In the House should
reach the Senate.
.Douglas. -AHr, Feb. 5. Huerta's sur
mise that; the raising of the embargo
on munitions of war -by the United
States would enable the rebels to ob
tain financial assistance has come true.
Constitutionalist agents here an
nounced . today that Carranza has re
celveTaarlces that sufficient funds
havelfrten pledged to provide for a
successful .caropaFgn against the City
ofAlexlco. The first loan is reported
to be about 1:5,009.000. What conces
sion or security has been offered by
the rebels could not be learned.
Col. Calas, military commander In
northern Sonora, in a statement issued
Wait Two Gubtali.
With , the f unds.no w available, orders
have been issued to enlist and mobilize
6,000 recruits; In Sonora and 5,080 In Chi
huahua la.aJdlUonto those already In
the field, "orders' have been placed In
the United States today for 11.000 rifles,
10,000,000 rounds of ammunition, and other
equipments for these troops.
"The constitutionalists are now in the
market for two gunboats, one for the
Atlantic coast to attack Vera Cruz, and
one for the Pacific coast to attack Guay
mas. Mazatlan, and Manzanlllo, now
held by the federals."
.THaerta Slakes statement.
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Spidal to Tte Waauastaa BsOL.
HarrUburc7Pa., Feb. S. Leaders ot the
Washington party (Progressives), held a
conference here today to fix up a slate
for the coming election.
The tentative ticket Is: William Draper
Lewis for governor: L. N. Mitchell, of
Ptmxutawney, for lieutenant governor!
MaJ. J. B. Brown, of Corry, fori secre
tary of State, and James L. Galbreath
for the Supreme Court.
. Glfford Plnchot Is expected to have no
serious opposition for the United States
BISHKEK MOB ACTORS,
Dnbllnite Take Exception to Ha
saor In Flay "Gen. Joan Henaa.
BpedUCabia to Th Wishlnrton Herald.
Dublin, Feb. S. A mob of SOD Irishmen,
who took exception to some of the Hi
bernian humor in the play "Gen. John
Regan" today at Westport. made an at
tack upon the bouse where the players
ware stopping. The police rescued the
women with great difficulty. The men
fought their way to safety.
WED SON'S CHUM
Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje Is
Fiancee of Twenty-year-old
HER SUIT SENSATIONAL
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Will Be Oat for Rejection ii
"Youngsters" Don't Get
"LONELY" IN iANVILLE
"Uncle Joe" Say He WouItflV Hap
pier Representing His Old
District in Congress.
BIEASE'S PRrSOlT "dEAN-UP."
Only 200 Convicts Left In Sonth
Carolina Prison Kow,
cqjumbla. S. C Feb. E.-GOV. Cole L
uieases mreat to commute the sentences
of all the prisoners remaining In the
State penitentiary and send them back to
the counties In which they were con-
victea unless certain legislation advo
cated by him was enacted. led to the dis
covery today that there are fewer than
300 prisoners left in the prison. D. J.
Griffith, superintendent, said there were
not enougn convicts lett to do even such
work as waiting on the table. There were
more than 1.300 prisoners in the peniten
tiary when Gov. Blease assumed office
three years ago, but he has, extended
executive clemency in more than a thou
sand cases. Within the last three weeks
sixty-four convicts have been the re
cipients or clemency, and If the governor
continues at his usual rate, it will not be
long until the penitentiary will be cleaned
Mexico City, Feb. 6. Huerta today sent
a cablegram to John W. Dekay, London,
"Mexico serenely awaits the solution
of the last stage of the present problem.
I assure you that no matter what may
happen the Mexican republic and Its
government It will maintain the national
honor unstained. The financial and mil
itary situation is much improved and
soon the world will know that peace has
been made In Mexico.
Dekay Is a well-known promoter who
has been prominent in Mexican affalr3
for the last few years.
This being the anniversary of the sign
ing of the Mexican constitution, the
streets were filled with holiday crowds,
but workingmen generally kept indoors,
fearing the army press gangs, who are
more active than ever. t
Many arrests were made In connec
tion with the alleged plot for a local up
rising against the goemment. An anti
American demonstration planned by the
students proved a fizzle and during the
day the city has been quiet.
Plan to briar Port.
Juarez, Feb. ;.--One hundred and fifty
men. .formerly soldiers and officers of
the Federal army, crossed the border into
Mexico below Yaleta sometime Wednes
day night or early this morning, accord
ing to advices received here. It is the
intention of these men. according to the
report, to cut the Mexico Northwestern
and Mexican National lines south of
Juarez and then cross to Palomas, n bor-
COSTISDED ON PAGE 8IX.
EMPLOYES MAY BEDE FREE.
Commlalon Rules on v Pennsyl
vania Railroad Lan.
biial to Tha wulunitoa Hmld.
Harrlsburg. Pa.. Feb. 3. The Pennsyl
vania public service commission today
decided to issue an order granting per
mission to the railroad companies of the
State to Issue parses to railroad officials
and employes and dependent members of
their families, good for transportation
within the boundaries of the State.
The commissioners held that this ac
tion was net a violation of the new nub
ile service law.
AS PERU'S PRESIDENT
Dr. Augusto Durand. Revolutionary
Leader, Probably Will Succeed
ad Interim, Executive.
SIXTY ARE KILLED IN FIGHTING
LIVE SNAHS -PLACED
IN 10 PER CENT TAX
LIST BY COURT RULING
Special ClMf to Toe WaihiBxton IlnaU.
J J ma, Peru, Feb. St A proclamation
naming Benjamin Boza ad Interim presi
dent of Peru was Issued toay by the
government which overthrew the power"
of President Gulllermo Billlnghurst yes
terday by a military coup d'etat. It is
expected that Dr. Augusto Durand. chief
leader In the uprWng against President
Billlnghurst. will succeed Senor Boza.
Troops are being kept In the streets to
prevent a counter revolution by followers
or Dr. Blllinghurst, who will be exiled on
the charge of conspiracy against the
constitution. Many1 more arrests have
been made. v
Minister of War BenaVides, who led
the attack on the presidential palace,
said that sixty persons were killed and
wounded In the fighting.
Congress was In extraordinary session
during the greater part of the night.
The following ad Interim cabinet was
named: Col. Benavides. president of the
cabinet, minister of war and minister of
marine; J. B. Manzanllla. minister of
foreign affairs: Senor O. Sores, minister
of Justice; Rafael Grau, minister of
Congress, has decreed that all executive
measures until the next general election
must be approved by a governing board
composed jof members of the cabinet.
Valparlasp. Chill. Feb. S. The Chilean
warship Zenteno has been sent to Callao
to protect 'Chilean Interests there -until
order has been restored by the new gov
ernment of Peru.
The question of whether live snails be
long in a class with horses, hairpins.
honey or in some other category has
been puzzling tbetJnlted States Court "of
Customs Appeals tor some time and yes
terday was decided, eitabllsljtng a prec
edent. Live edible snails were assessed by a
customs collector at 3 per cent as "live
animals." The Importers became riled
when they were Informed that they must
I pay a duty as high as that demanded for
the entry of prize show horses or trained
monkeys and protested that the snails
should be entitled to free entry as shell
fish or assessed at not more than 10 per
cent as raw or unmanufactured articles
not specially provided for.
The Board of General Appraisers over
ruled the protest of the importers, but
the Customs Court jesterday reversed
the board and held the snails dutiable at
10 per cent.
FACES DEATH CHAIR
Discredited Priest, Who Confessed to
Murder of Anna Aumueller, Hears
Verdict" with Unconcern.
MAINTAINS HIS COMPOSURE
ASK VOTE ON SALOONS.
ITanI Loot Away In Truck.
New Tork. Feb. 5. FJve burglars who
used a two-horse truck, stole JSOO worth
of wine from the store of the Central
Consolidated Wine and Liquor Company
"BUTCH," BACK HOME,
FILLS UP ON BEANS
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Has Offers from Cigar Stores for His
Statue. Which Congress
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Feb. 5. When John
J. McDevltt arrived home today from
wasmngton wnere ne maae an unsuc
cessful attempt to present a statue of
himself to Congress he hurried over to
the Palace Lunch wagon and ordered
the biggest 13 cent plate of beansln the
wagon. While "he ate he told a little
knot of friends about his Ill-starred ex
pedition. ". came back heme, but I am not down
cast .over the failure of ray mission,"
said McDevltt. "I have had an offers for
my statue from several clear stor mr.
chants, but at present have accepted none.
taae me oio Romans, who used to write
T.-..000 SIku Petition for Chicago
Local Option Election.
Special to The WaabiEztos Herald.
Chicago, Feb. 5. A vote on the ct and
dry question in 'Chicago under the Illi
nois local option law was demanded in
a petition with COO, signatures, ;whlch
was filed'wlth the election' commissioners
today. If the .petition 'is granted the
voters of Chicago will answer onj their
ballots In the spring election this ques
"Shall the city of. Chicago become anti
The fact. that over 15S.009 iwotnen w 111
"have the right to vote 'at the election in
April! makes the .fate of the saloon un
certain. Anti-saloon league officials who
fought the submission of the question to
the voters this year, admitted that', they
feared, the" women would not vote in
sufficiently! large numbers' to oust the re
tail liquor business In the city.
DLD DOMINION VOTED
INTO THE DRY COLUMN
Williams Enabling Bill. Practically As
suring Stale-wide Prohibition,
Passes the Senate.
AMENDMENTS ARE ADOPTED
FEAR FOE FIVE AMERICANS.
Three Rrarnrd from Lower "Cali
fornia Believe Others Were Killed.
Special to The Waihiacttn Henid.
- San, Diego, CaL, Feb. 5t Robert H, Har-
wood, a newspaper-man: "Mortimer Miller.
and James iSteel. the , tfhree Americans
who have been held prisoners In lower
California on charges of smuggling, and
whose disappearance. Jed to the belief
that they had been shot by Mexican fed
erals, arrived here today on the steamer
victoria, accompanied by Claud Guyant,
United States Consul at Ensenada.
Harwood said that, he believed a party
of five Americans from Los Angeles had
been killed by Mexicans near Quareza.
He and his- companions, he said, nassed
l,oC0 newiy made graves In that neighbor
hood, none of them bearing- an Identifica
Sredal t The tVadiinca Hmld.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 5. The Virginia
senate today practically voted Virginia
dry, passing the. Williams enabljng bill
ti to 11. Anti-Saloon League forces to
night are in a high state of elation.
The act Is designed to enable the voters
upon petition of one-fourth ot those who
voted in the last gubernatorial election to
vote for or against recommending to the
general assembly the passage of a meas
ure making the entire State dry. The
election is to be held September 2. 1911.
Several amendments were made to the
bill In the senate, the most important set
ting back a year the date upon which a
general "dry" bill would become effec
tive; the permitting, of manufacturers of
'Intoxicants already In the State to con
tinue In business If they ship their en
tire product outside the State and the
removal of restrictions on the sale of
Virginia made cider.
The amended bill was sent back to the
house, which already has passed It, for
New York, Feb. S. Hans Schmidt, the
discredited priest, nho murdered Anna
Aumueller and cast her dismembered
body into the Hudson River, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree this
This, verdict will send the murderer
to the electric chair.
When the Jury filed Into Justice Davis's
court Schmidt showed the same uncon
cern that characterized him through both
Just a week from the day of the mur
der, Schmidt was confronted, accused
of the murder and Immediately confessed.
He declared his act itas due to an
order he had received from St. Elizabeth"
of Hungary, directing him to offer
Schmidt told Inspector Faurst that, be
fore murdering the girl, he had married
her, performing the ceremony himself.
Obtained Decree from Millionaire
Pittsburgh Paper Manufacturer
After Four Years Battle.
CAPITAL MAN'S SISTER
IS FOUND STRANDED
Aaraaaau Hammemteln Dead.
Hredal to Tt"Waihtrstoa Henid.
r. . ,7 ,- -" nw iew jor. teo.i a,-oranun uncoln
"requisition the pieces over their dead .Tftmmerstcln, youngest son or Oscar
one I am framing an appropriate Fni.lunmm,r,in aa t h nni,i tx-iii.
today, where He had been attended for
sometime by a doctor and trained nurse.
taph before I dispose of a living human
Search on White Slave Cnarge Made
for Man Who Deserted Mattie
Ray. Aged Eighteen.
bpedal to The Waihirrtoo Herald.
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 6. Mattie Ray,
the eighteen-year-old daughter 'of Thom
as Ray, a prosperous business man ot
Millboro, Va., near Hot Springa,today
was found by 'Federal agentsof ithe'.De
partment of JusIce stranded'' .inie of
the larger hotels where she had, 10a de
serted by a salesman who brought' her
here on a promise of marriage. She Is
being held pending the arrival of her
parents, and meanwhile a country-wide
starch has been instituted for the man
on a white slave charge.
The girl is very pretty, and in addition
to being clothed stylishly, bears ail the
marks of refinement and careful bring
ing up. She declared that thesalesman,
whose name Is John Shrotes, was Intro
duced to her about six months ago. He
was an employe of a Baltimore candy
"When she found herself alone and with
out money here. Miss Ray said she was
afraid to notlfy-hcr "parents and hesitated
to return home. She sent word to George
T. Ray, a brother, in Washington, ask
ing him to aid her. - .
Stolen Docnmrnla of Klectrle Firm
Said to Have Bern Photographed.
Berlin, Feb. S. Photographic copies i f
the stolen secret documents relating to
the alleged Illicit dealings of Japanese
naval officers with a German electrical
firm contracting for the Japanese navy.
are said to be in the possession of the
attorney who prosecuted Carl Rlchter, the
firm s stenographer sentenced here recent'
ly for blackmail. The original letters arc
said to have been returned to the firm.
V. Herrmann the representative in
Tokyo of the German firm Is under deten
tion by the authorities there on the penal
charge of destroying documents valuable
to a criminal suit. The documents are
supposed to have implicated Admiral
Kelchl FuJII formerly Japanese naval
attache In Berlin and other officers and
In this connection an official Inquiry Is
In progress In Japan.
New Tork. Feb. SL Mrs. Mary Scott
Hartje. whose divorce from her husband,
Augustus Hartje. the multl-mllionalre
Pittsburgh paper manufacturer In 1J10,
was preceded by four years of the most
sensational divorce proceedings ever re
corded in Pennsylvania. Is to marry the
twenty-year-old friend of her son. Scott,
according to an unofficial announcement.
Mrs. Hartje. Is wealthy, having received
1250.000 from her first husband.
The prospective bridegroom is Stanley
Howard, of this city. Young Howard Is
now in Redlands. CaL. with Mrs. Hartje
and Scott Hartje.
"It Is entirely too soon to make an
official announcement." declared Mrs.
FIod Howard, the boya mother tonight.
"But the story is substantially correct.
There has been no announcement, and It
is safe to say that there will be none for
some time. My son Is In California with
Mrs. Hartje and Scott. We have no
desire to have the affair made public
but I do not deny It. The official Infor
mation really should come from Mrs.
Hartje." . ',
5ir'a Twice His Age.
Floyd Howard, father ot the young
man. declared that he would not discuss
"it Is no affair of the public's." he de
clared with much heat.
Mrs. Hartje Is forty years old. She
met Young Howard through her eighteen-year-old
son. Scott. Mrs. Hartje until a
week before Christmas was living with
her son and her daughter. Mary Louise,
at the Marseilles Hotel. The two boys
were classmates, and according to the
management of the hotel, young Howard
spent as much time with the Hartjes as
he did with his parents.
Details of the romance were vague to
day due to the reticence of-the Howard
Mrs. Hartje la expected back In 7s ew
Tork in March, when it Is expected, a
formal announcement of the engagement
will be made, unless, as It was hinted
today, the wedding takes place In California.
TELLS C0MST0CK TO GET OUT.
SDLZER AGAIN TO TESTIFY.
Will Make Final Effort to Prate
Gnllt of Gnftney.-
New Tork, Feb. 5. William Sulzer gos
before the John Doe graft Inquiry again
tomorrow In a final effort to fix upon
James E. Gaffney, the contractor-poli
tician, as the "Mr. Gaffney, who sought
1150,000 of James C. Stewart as a "rake-
off" on his canal -aork.
While he is at it, Sulzer will try to
give tangible evidence upon which Dis
trict Attorney Whitman may proceed!
against the Tammany politicians, who
Sulzer claims, hatched a criminal -eon
splracy to oust him as governor.
Aaalatnnt District Attorney Orders
I'nrlty Man from Office.
New Tork. Feb. 5. Anthony Comstock
was ordered from the Federal district
attorney's office by United States Assis
tant Attorney Edwin M. Stanton when
he had made a spirited attack upon the
Com'tock wanted a woman arrested
whom he thought was guilty of sending
a threatening letter through the mails.
Mr. Stanton did not think the evidence
sufficient to -warrant prosecution and
plainly told this to Comstock.
POPE'S PAINTER PUNCHES MAN.
Auanlta exOHnlitrr of Justice In
fapeaat CaUo to Toe Waahmston Herald.
Rome, Fern. 5. Senor Cruppl. former
minister of Justice, -was assaulted In the
Law Court today during the progress
of a trial of which he was a spectator.
His assailant was arrested and proved
to be Senor Gonzales, the rope s portrait
The cause of the trouble was litigation
between Cruppfs mother and her lawyer.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon is lonely. Ht
wants to come back to Washington. An4
if the "youngsters" In his district la
Illinois do not get busy pretty soon, hell
be out in the open fighting for re-election.
Uncle Joe" is not fighting to "com
back." As a matter of fact he la mora
than willing to give the youngsters an TA
opportunity to wrest his District- from
the Democratic incumbent in Congresst
But he is restless, and to be frank, he'd
rather be hack in the halls of Con
gress, where he did yeoman duty, than
In private life.
The veteran legislator appeared last
night In one of his .most attractive
roles, as the guest of honor at the din
ner glien by Representative J. Hamp
ton Mnnr nt Phllaj.lftkt. .w
'Camion Press Gallery." He sat 21
throi.gh an evening of speeches, hn- l
morous and serious, listened to men, if
who had fought for and against him. w
in the great fights In the House, and t
then unburdened his soul to the scribes
and other guests of the Philadelphia. i
Would Be Happier Here.
"I am not exactly unhappy." quoth
the veteran warrior, n would rather
be back In Danville Uaan wearing a
path in the patementSiOf Washington.
But I'll be frank with you I would
rather be back here in the halls where
I served nearly fifty years; I would ba
"Now. when 1 went back to Danville
last spring I said, as I haie since said
to the young- bloods there. I want to sea
the youngsters get into the fight. I wane
to see them take my old district an!
carry it back to the Republican column.
I wanted to give the youngsters a chance.
"I made this very well known. Then
my friends came to me and said: Can
non, we have followed you In district
conventions for a great many years. We
never saw the time In those conventions
when ou did not ask for the nomination.
We followed ou. we fought for you.
Now-, don't ou think It is about time
we had something to say about thlsT"
"My city of Danville is a presperous.
lovely city. It Is the sort of place where
e ery one knows w hat every one else Is
doing. But every one there is busy,
looking out for his own business." Mr.
.Cannon did not elaborate on this point. -
dux -tny. inference- was plain that his
friends of years were in Washington and
that he longed fur the scene of his life's
There was no question in the minds
of those who listened to him but that ha
had made up his mind to seek another
nomination unless a likely recruit from
the ranks in his distri"t bobs up and
promises a stiff fight to redeem the vet
OTrimpaiM-r Men and Statesmen.
Statesmen of all parties, and newspaper
men of all affiliations were gathered
around the hospitable board of "Hample"
Moore at the Raleigh last night. One
of the stiffen fighters, keenest strategists
andfeidroit debaters In the House, the
Philadelphia member, himself a former
newspaper man. gave the dinner pri
marily to the newspaper fraternity, who
had served with or against the "ex
Speaker" in the strenuous Cannon rules
If Mr. Moore had any resentment
against the "fraternity" for critiques of
his fuunlnations. he reaped a rich re
vrnge last night by calling upon his news
paper guests utterly unprepared as they
were for speeches. Only one criticism
b; way of praise can honestly be
phrased the speeches were extraordina
rily brief. atesmen Mann. Madden,
Payne. Covington, Mondell. and a score
of others were there, willing and
anxious to heap the fires with fuel. More
than fifty were present, and the fun waa
CHINESE HELD AS SMUGGLER.
Aided Fifteen Conntrymen to AtoIA
Immigration Offlcrm, Is Charge.
Baltimore. Md., Feb. 3. Ling Tee.
steward aboard the British steamship
Chlswlck. is being held here for the
Philadelphia authorities. A warrant sworn
out by Bertram N. Stump, immigrant
commls'Ioner. charges him with having
Aided and abetted the smuggling of
Chinese into the United States on or
about January J.
BOOM T. R, FOR PRESIDENT.
POLICE NAB ALLEGED SLAYER.
Catch Man "Wanted for Barring
Wheeling. W. Va.. Feb. 0. Norman
Stanley, wanted In Cleveland. Ohio, for
the alleged murder of Robert F. Mer
cer, of Pittsburgh, whose body, buried
alive, was dug from a shallow grave In
the basement of the city hall under con
struction in the Ohio city, was arrested
here early this morning.
Stanley denies the crime. He says he
was employed as night watchman In the
city hall on the night Mercer 'disappeared.
He will return, to Cleveland without
SIGHT:SEERS RUN DOWN.
Nearly Ttventy Persons Hurt
Automobile Bus at Jacksonville.
Special to Tin VTaahinztoD Hmld.
Jacksonville'. Fla.. Feb. 5. Four per
sons were seriously Injured, and fifteen
more were hurt here today, when a rail
road train struck a sight-seeing automo-
Diie. an the persons hurt are Florida
Michigan Progressives Also Indorse
Henry Ford for Governor.
Marshall. Mich.. Feb. 5 A "rjnnov!!
tor President" Club was organized by
Progresslves here today. Henry Ford, of
Detroit, was Indorsed for goemor.
State Progressives will hold a big ban
quet at Battle Creek. February 21
BRUTALITY OF GUARDS
SICKENS GRAND JURORS
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
In discussion over appropriation
Investigators Shocked by Conditions
in Atlanta Convict Camps and
State-wide Probe Is Likely.
Atlanta. Feb. 5. Grand Jurors who have
been probing conditions In Atlanta con'
vict camps today gave out tne following
"The conditions in Fulton County con
lct camps that have been disclosed to
the grand Jury are horrible. They are
beyond belief. One prisoner before the
Jury showed marka from recent whip
pings that made ns turn sick at the
stomach. His back was "raw and bleed
ing, and that prisoner had a cancer on
his chest as large as a man's hand, and
he was whipped because he did not do a
task that wa heavy for a well man.
"The evidence has shown that the
guards did little save curse and brutally
flog -convicts. Tho conditions disgrace
The revelations, have so shocked the
public that a State-wide probe of con
vict camps will result.
agricultural education in the South. Sen
ator Martin, of Virginia, warned North
ern -Senators to let the South handle the
Bill providing KO.000 for fish cultural
station In Florida was passed.
Kenyon bill appropriating 300,000 to
fight hog cholera was passed.
Senators Wal:h and Borah discussed
bill applying State laws temporarily t
direct election of Senators.
Samuel Untermyer and W. C. Antwerp,
of New Tork. appeared before the Senate
Banking and Currency Committee.
Senator Cummins presented minority
report from Judiciary Committee in favoa
of his .plan to make amendment of Fed
eral constitution more easv of accom
Resolution offered by Senator Root vas
(passed calling on Secretary' of State for
information regarding progress of United
States and Canadian fisheries commis
Adjourned until' noon- today.
Debate on Alaska railroad bill. In which
Democrats. Republicans, and Progres
sives advocate the measure, occupied the
Secretary of State Bryan secured agree
raentfof Immigration Committee to drop
all further consideration of Asiatic, ex
clusion -In order to preserve harmony
with Japan. L
Spokesmen for National Association of
Retail Druggists apeared at Judiciary
Commltee bearing on trust bills.
Interstate Commerce Committee heard.
Secretary Moorhead. of National Fed-r
eratlon of Retail Merchants, on proposed
Arrangements were made for hearings"
on rural credits and the report of a fetsl
by April 1.
Adjourned until noon today.
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