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Nofed Men Address the Na
tional Chamber of
VIEWS ARE AT VARIANCE
Secretary Redfield's Speech.
Super-legislation May Be
Asks Employers to- Recognize Rights
of Laborers to Organize Better
Working Condition! Urged.
For the benefit of the country at large
and for the special notice of the Demo
cratic administration, at a symposium
COfidurtpd In th. Vrw TCIIIs tJI.
by the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States as part of its second annual
convention, "big business" told the gov
ernment what It thought of the proposed
Noted men in business, education, law,
and public life, speaking before a gath
ering of 700 representative business men
from every section of the country, dis
cussed the administration's anti-trust
program to th most minute details,
in- most cases commending the proposed
legislation though in some condemn
Most notable, as representing the
thought of the business interests of the
nation, were the speeches of Victor Mora
wetz the New York corporation lawyer.
and Charles R. Van HUc. president of
Wisconsin University, who agreed ihat
Congress should exercise the greatest
care to see to It that legitimate business
activUes should not be restrained or
discouraged by the enactment or im
properly framed legislation.
Asralnit Common 'Welfare.
As exemplifying a. uiuVtvnee of opin
ion which exists in the ranks of the
business Interests. Mr. Morawetz said
that all acts which create monopolies
in production or In trade are against
the common welfare, and added ,that
they should be definitely prohibited by
law. whereas President Van Hise said
he believed that the law should pro
hibit only such monopolies as are I
shown to be detrimental to the public
Perhaps, the most jsigniflcant thing
orpught out In the entire discussion, how
ever, was Ihe desire, of "big business,?
as .represented by" the convention and
the speakerc to co-operate 'with the ad
ministration In .fcdalnir legislation-fori
uie welfare of the entire country and
the evident confidence in President Wil
son ana nts advisers.
' Secretary- Redfleld. of Jhe Department
of Commerce, made an address from
which It was inferred by some of those
present that the administration's anti
trust program might be considered un
necessary In the light of Mr. Redfield's
remarks. The Secretary of Commerce
did not make any such Implication, but
he did say that trusts have been found
to be industrially Inefficient and that
many huge corporations were paying
no dividends while their smaller com
petitors were earning fair returns on
"It would be perfectly easy for me to
go over a long list or trusts, ' said Mr.
Redfleld, "which were gigantic organiza
tions and which have ceased to exist be
cause they could not bear the heat and
burden of the day. I think the fact
never has been published that the nunr
ber of gigantic corporations known as
'trusts' which are still doing business Is
conspicuously small perhaps one-iuarter
ol Uiose that came Into 'existence.
Little Concerns Pay Better.
"No expert production engineer of
today will tell you that the way to get
low cost production Is to combine a
number of factories into one. I know
of independent organizations which
have grown up side by side with com
peting trusts and the smaller concerns
are paying a larger percentage of re
turn on their capital. These state
ments are so true that I doubt if fi
nance could be had In the United States
today for a trust of the kind that was
established twenty or twenty-five years
The great manufacturing trusts, Mr.
Redfleld said, have not succeeded in
eliminating the independent manufac
turers in any line in this country, and
the reason for It. he added, is the eco
nomic law. which operates Inexorably,
that production cannot be increased
without Increasing cost. Mr. Redfleld
raid he was not familiar with the anti
trust legislation that Is proposed.
At the banquet In the evening Mr. Red
field spoke again, and this time he
created something of a sensation by
warning the business interests that they
must adjust themselves to the advanced
standards of labor. He pleaded that they
recognize the right of laborers to form
unions or incorporate themselves Into
bodies to treat with corporations of cm
ployers, and he exclaimed that the day
Is past when employers of men can con
elder themselves the sole partners to the
interests of their hiwlnesse.
Merely Fellow' Servants.
The workmen, and the public have to
be considered as well as the so-called
owners, he said, and the latter must
realize that they are. with their own
laborers! merely fellow-servants of the
The life and thought of the vast ma
jority of the people of the country. Sec-'
retary Redfleld said, revolt at the thought
ICUNTIXUED OS PAQE SIX.)
TAXICAB RUNS INTO ENGINE.
Man Dead, Tnro May Die, and Three
More Were Injnred.
Hamilton. Ohio. Feb. ill.. One man Was
killed and five were injured, two prob
ably mortally, when a' taxicab owned
and driven by William Miller, ran Into
a switch engine on the Cincinnati. Ham
ilton and Dayton Railroad at a street
crossing here today: Roy Stillwaugh.
of Llndenwald. near Hamilton, was killed,
while-Roy Conlon and Ernest Geyer. both
of -Hamilton, were no badly injured that
It is believed they will die. William
Miller and Otto Krleger, of Hamilton,
and B. Shanklln. of Pittsburgh, Pa., also
were injured, but sot gravely.
SANS 10 BRING STRIKE TO IID.
Raslaess Men.enpaalae la-West-Vlr
lliU CmI Troable.
Collier. W. Vu. Feb. It-Business men
of Brooke County today organised, in an
effort' to' bring about peace between the
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Coal Com
pany and .the strikmgminers of .this dis
trict. Four hundred men have been oat
since last September, and there, have
Been iinjucui ussnrs Detween tnem anu
It la proposed that each. side, under the
direction of the business men's commit
tee, will appoint an equal number of .ar
bitrators, and Gov. Hatfield trill name
one man, who will have the deciding vote.
FLAMES WRECK ART -WORKS.
Wealthy Brewer and Family Rested
yXeirlr Maralng Blase,
Srrctal to Tt Wufclactoe Herald.
Georgetown, N. J., Feb. li Many valu
able paintings ana a S10.000 organ were
burned early today in a J100.000 fire, which
destroyed the home of Col. John L.
Kuser at Ferndale.
CoL Kuser, who la president of the
Trenton Brewing Company, and member
of his family fled -,lnto the freezing
weather In night garments.
Former Speaker Caustic In
His Criticism of the Ad
ministration. HE'S IN TIP-T0P FORM
Mr. Wilson's Attitude on the Trusts
Draws Sarcasm of Old Repub
lican War Horse.
SpkuI to Ihe Wuhhsctos Henld.
Peoria. 11L. Feb. 12. "Uncle Joe" Can
non was in his best form today when
he delivered a Lincoln Day speech here.
The old Republican war horse Is put x-jt
re-election again to the House of Repre
sentatives, and-had some Interesting crit
icisms to make, of President Wilsot 's ad
We do not claim to have invented sejd
time and harvest, or Industry and thrift."
said Uncle Joe. speaking of the Republi
cans, "but we do claim that we have not
prevented prosperity. We never cmlmed
to have invented the new freedom' or
the 'constitution of peace.' but we do
claim that we have not stood in the -Bay
of the people working out I heir salvation,
and that we have not triej to Invent new"
methods of having God'b blessing fall tn
the just and the unjust.
Has Seen So Ralnkaw.
"The rainbow has not come down In
Illinois as our opponents predicted it
would ten. months ago when Mr. Wilson
appeared in person before Congress to
deliver bis' first prophecy of the new
ireeaom. ve, are sun logging ior ine
rainbow of prosperity that was to fol-
loKswlft-onthe heels of -the Underwood
tariff law and as to run even with the
new currency law. "We are now told It Is
waiting for the tnist laws, so as not to
get too far ahead of tHe Democratic pro
cession. The rainbow of prosperity may
be behind the trust cloud on which
the President sees a bright silver lining,
out the people In Illinois have an old
fashioned notion that the rainbow usually
comes after the shower, and they would
welcome just a sprinkle of this boasted
"Meanwhile President Wilson is en
gaged In smashing precedents. Some one
has said that a precedent embodies a
principle, and the human race has been
living under precedents since the days
of Moses. Some of them may mivo led
in the ways of error, but the devil was
the first smasher of precedents, and he
has been busy through severs! thou
sand years, trying to smash good ones.
No. I would not intimate that the devil
could even get Into the White House
grounds, but some of the precedents the
President Is smashing have good origins
and have lived through a hundred years.
They were Democratic, too.
"The President has delivered his mes
rages from the rostrum of the Speaker
of the House. In that he has smashed
a precedent of a hundred years, and fol
lowed one of a thousand years in au
tocratic government, before the days of
Washington and Jefferton.
Another Precedent Smashed.
"President Wilson has smashed another
old precedent in abolishing the New
Year's receptions at the White House.
This abandonment of an old social custom
Is not of importance, but It reminds me
of an Incident In the administration of
Lincoln. John Hay, who was Lincoln's
private secretary, tells us that en the
morning of January L IXC the President
copied the Emancipation Proclamation
with his own hand, working at his desk
until 11 o'clock, the hour for the New
Tear's reception to begin. Then he went
to the Blue Rqom and for four hours
shook hands with foe thousands of citi
zens who desired to wish him a 'happier
New Tear than the one Just closed. At
3 o'clock In the afternoon Lincoln re
turned to his desk, with his right hand
so swollen that he could scarcely hold
the pen, but after manipulating and
massaging the fingers for a. few minutes
he took the pen and wrote "Abraham
Lincoln" to the most significant docu
ment ever Issued from the White House.
"It was the Emancipation Proclama
tion, which struck the bonds of slavery
from ,J00.0OJ human beings, and gave
them the rieht to, receive wages for their
labcr. The only people who wrre present
In the executive omce when that great
document was signed were the President,
his secretary, and one or two members
of the Cabinet who happened to call at
that hour. ,,
Now lt'a a "slaynole."
Uncle Joe .said that. President Wilson
and his party had also smashed another
precedent, the Republican precedent of
The Democrats have ;ried to intro
duce, the 'brotherhood of man without re
gard' to the quality of'manhood," added
"A year ago." said he. "before Mr. Wil
son had taken up the full measure of
the Presidency, he was engaged In build
ing a gallows higher than Haman for the
trusts, but In the' latest '.message from
the White House, we find that the gal
lows' have transformed into a Maypole,
and 'the trusts are Invited to join the
President In a May day dance to cele
brate the new constitution of peace. The
new diplomacy that was to convert our
battleships Into international social cen
ters has brought only refusal from the
great nations of Europe to oartlelnats
In the Panama exposition. The nations
of the East are irritated. South Ameri
ca suspicious, and Mexico In .anarchy."
Inijeit KorjuBg Circnktiest
t.tfgti2tr 'illl aHHllnHl UlllaUf f(l ll IiH1.
KILLING ON TRAIN
Governor Knocks Revolver from
Hand of Stranger Who Assails
GUNFIGHTER THEN VANISHES
Columbia. S. C Feb. li But for the
timely action of Gov. Cole L. Blease in
knocking a pistol from the hand of a
stranger, who was struggling to use It
upon Representallte C. T. Fortner. of
Spartanburg, the trip of the general as
sembly to Charleston might have been
marred by a killing today.
Trouble occurred between Fortner and
a man who was annoying women who
were under the representative's charge
when the legislative special as nearlng
When the stranger-drew a pistol Fort
ner grabbed' It by the other end. The
governor, who had been talking with
Fortner, knocked the weapon from the
hand of Fortner's antagonist and then
quieted ttic representative.
Just before the train reached the depot
here the author of the trouble, who is
said to have been beating his way from
Charleston, Jumped off the train and dis
appeared. SCHOONER'S CREW IN SANGER.
Ships Run on tbe nocks On" Can
l'rovincctown, Mass., Feb. 11 A four-
masted schooner, .thought to be the
Beatrix W. Crosby, ran on the outer
bar off Pamet River, Cape Cod. early
Supported by the crew of Highland
life-saving station, the crew of the
Pamet River station. Capt. Collins com
manding, succeeded in launching a boat
In which they readied the schooner
which floated off the bar in a leaking
condition with the risilig tide. She is
now double anchored about a mile from
The Crosby remains at anchor in a
precarious situation tonight- Th; men
on board are unable ;o leave the vessel
on account of the high seas.
The revenue-cutter Gresham stands by
ready to render assistance when, possi
NINETEEN IN JAIL-BREAK.
Take Keys from Warden, One Con
vict Later Retnrnlnr ivlth Them.
Opellka. Ala., Feb. 12. Nineteen prison
ers escaped from the county jail early
today when a warden was overpowered
In the smallpox detention quarter and
his keys taken away from him.
Later Homer Cormack, one of the fu
gitives, returned with the keys. A posse
started In search of the others.
MUST SALUTE MEXICAN GUNBOAT
OWelals at Neir Orleans llecelve
Orders from State Department.
ernment officials today were notified by
the State Department at Washington that
the Mexican gunboat Zaragosa must be
treated with the same courtesy as the
ship of any other foreign navy.- When the
Zaragosa steamed up the Mississippi yes
terday Its salute, was. not. returned.
IS A FIRE HERO NOW
''Boss" Murphy and Companions Dash
Into Burning Tenement and Warn
Tenants in Time to Escape.
New York, Feb. li Tammany Leader
early today when he and several com
panions dashed into a burning tenement
and helped the firemen arouse the ten
ants. Then they entered the smoke
filled corridors f neighboring buildings
arousing the residents to their peril.
Mr. Murphy, accompanied by John IL
McCooey. his Brooklyn lieutenant, and
Justice Joseph H. Moss, of the' Court
of, Special Sessions, were on their way
home from a banquet when they saw
the. flames from a street -car. They
jumped off and joined the firemen. All
wore evening clothes, which were
splashed with water and stained. Their
overcoats were burned by falling sparks,
and their silk hats crushed.
After the blaze It was found that a
number of the refugees had fled in, their
night clothing, so Mr. Murphy and his
friends went to a near-by clothing store
and bought a number of' suits for the
thinly .clad fugitive- ,
if that Madonna could
CHURCHILL PLEADS IOR SHIPS.
Wants Knaland to Keep I'arr wills
German ' Xavul Kxpanslon.
I-ondon. Feb. 12. First Lord of the Ad
miralty Winston Churchill opened his
light before Parliament today for an In
crease of naval strength.
In addressing the House of Commons.
Mr. Churchill pointed out that Germany
It following a program of naval ex
pansion and has not retarded Its ship
building since the "naval holiday" pro
posal as made.
WOMEN VOTERS HONOR
IDA HOSTED HARPER
Historian of Suffrage Movement to
Head Section of International
TO BE HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO
Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, biographer of
Susan B. Anthony aijd aulh'or of the his
tory of the woman suffrago movement,
has accepted entire charge of the histori
cal section of the three days program
nt the national convention and Inter.il
tional conference to be 'held by tho Na
tional Council of Women Voters In San
Francisco July S. 9. and 10. 1SU. during
the Panama-Pacinc Exposition. Mrs.
Harper, who is noted for her writings on
the subject of women suffrage, is now
contributing a series of articles to The
Sunday Herald which have stirred both
the suffragists and the "antis" of the
Mrs. Harper is to be the chief speaker
In the historical section, giving the story
of the pioneers in the movement in the
first generation that of Miss Anthony,
Lucy Stone, and their contemporaries.
She will arrange the program of the
other speakers, who will tell of the work
of the second generation, of which Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt is the most con
The third generation of wemin suffrage
workers, including the young college
women and the working women, will be
set forth In another section of tho pro
gram. Mrs. Harper has consentul tc under
take this historical presentation because
she thinks It fitting thru the women
voters of this and other countries should
be fully Informed about the women to
whom they owe their inspiration and en
franchisement. HUGE SUM IS VOTED
FOR JAPANESE NAVY
House of. Representatives Approves
Budget Appropriating $62,000,000
for Warships in Next Five Years.
Srmfal CHe to The WuMutxx Henld.
Tokyo. Feb. 12. The Japanese house of
representatives today adopted the bud
get which provides an apropriation of
162,000.000 for naval expansion within the
next five years.
Political disturbances today were re
ported from Osaka. Crowds swarmed
about the government buildings there.
crying "down .with the ministry." Sol
diers had to be called out to restore or
der. WIFE GOES TO K0CKEFELLEK.
Leaves Cleveland for Pocantlco
IIUIs No Word on Taxes.
Special toTte Vihicfton UmM.
Cleveland. Ohio, Feb. li-Mrs. John D.
Rockefeller, together with Personal Sec
retary Sims and four attendants, left
here at 3:12 o'clock this afternoon to
Join the oil king at Pocantlco Hills, N. T.
It is believed that the oil magnate has
decided to abandon his residence at For
est Hills owing to the fight being made
by county tax ofllclals to collect per
sonal taxes on property aggregating $600,-
Blank personal tax forms left with Sec
retary Sims to be Ailed out and returned
to the county tax commission had not
been' received by the tax officials late
this afternoon In spite of "a promise made
by Sims to return them this week.
KAISER'S BAN ON DOWNY UTS.
Forbids .Soldiers of Ills Bodyacuard
i to Wear "Toothbrush" Mustaches.
Berlin. Feb. li The wearing of the
"toothbrush" mustache was forbidden to
the soldiers of the Emperor William's
bodyguard regiment by anorder Usued
The, reason given was' thil it was non-German,.
Cliia jo DiUr 'rs.
CLARG FAVORS TEXAN'S
Speaker Indorses Joint International
Agreement for Recognition as
WRITES LETTER TO BURGESS
Champ Clark. Speaker of the House.
favors a joint international agreement
for recognition of tbe Philippine Islands
aa neutral territory, this statute to con
tinue until this government Is ready to
grant Independence. The fact became
known today through the publication of
a letter addressed by Speaker Clark to
Representative Burgess, of Texas. ITeal
dent. Wilson has adopted a policy that
looks to the ultimate Independence of the
Philippine Islands, but so far as can be
t learned the administration does not be
lieve that the islands should be cut adrift
In the near future.
Speaker Clark recently addressed a let'
ter on the subject to Representative Bur
gess, wbo Is a member of the House In
sular Affairs Committee, which handles
legislation pertaining to the Philippines.
.Mr. Burgess is the author of a resolution
that proposes an agreement with the
powers declaring the Philippines to be
neutral territory, and as such Immune
from attack In time of war. The Speak
er a letter, which bears the date of Jan
uary at reads as follows:
"Dear Mr. Burgess: I remember
well your speech on the Philippine
resolution In January, 130. and was
very favorably Impressed by it then,
and subsequent study has brought the
fixed conviction that your resolution
la the solution of the problem. It
ouf-ht to be passed, as It not only ac
cords with the last Democratic plat
form, but is based on the soundest and
The Burgess resolution referred to
by Speaker Clark was originally intro
duced In 1503. It has been reintro
duced at ever) session since that year.
The resolution declares it "to be the
purpose of the United States to cease
exercising sovereignty over the Philip
pine Islands as soon as may be with
justice to them, and honor to the
United States, and that it Is the pref
erence of the United States to accom
plish this by establishing an Inde
pendent government." The resolution
directs the President "to consider the
expediency of opening negotiations
with Great Britain. Germany. France.
Russia, Italy, Spain, and Japan with a
view to effecting a joint treaty by
which these governments would recog
nize and preserve the independence of
the Philippines, when granted," and
pending the. establishment of such In
dependentJhillpplne government the
Philippine Islands shall be neutral ter
ritory. SHAFT TO HEE0ES OF 76.
Monument to Revolutionary Sol
diers Unveiled In Savannah.
Savannah. Ga.. Feb. li A memorial
arch In memory of revolutionary war
soldiers was unveiled today at the en
trance of Colonial Cemetery in the pres
ence of many prominent persons. In
cluding Gov. and Mrs. siayton.
This was known as Georgia day. bt-
Ing the seventy-fifth anniversary of the
founding of the Georgia Historical So
FOOD GOES OVER ICE
TO ENSNARED TUG
Five of Potomac's Crew Make Peril
ous Journey to Get Supplies
Bonne Bay, Newfoundland. Feb. li
Food sunnlles were taken over the Ice to
day to the United Slates naval tug Poto
mac, which Is held fast by the floes sev
eral miles north of Rocky Harbor.
Five members of the crew who made
their way from the" vessel to the Lobster
Head light station over, the Ice hum
mocks and crevasses, were almost ex
hausted by their Joumey, but Insisted
ch going back with the supplies because
the provisions on board were running
They stated that though the vessel was
fast In the ice there was little danger
of her being crushed, but that her crew
was almost exhausted by the attempts
made to get the tug out of the Ice.
New Orleins-Mobllc-Pensacols. Febru
ary 19th-:li.- 19H. Very low round
trip fares via Southern Railway. Four
dally through trains. Consult agents,
J05 13th and aOS F Sts. N. W.-rAdr.
TH-YXA1-0LD "KrOTLBPwIf "
Bar la Jail- Says Others Tola RSat
to Sell Ll'iaor.
SucUI to The WttluactsB Untld. '
Aaheville, N. C Feb li-Charley
Hamby. ten years old, the youngest
prisoner ever arrested In North Carolina
on "boot-legging" charges, was taken Into
custody at Black Mountain and brought
here for trial before United States Com
missioner R. A. McCall. today.
He was bound over to the United States
Criminal Court in the sum of SuOO. At
the hearing the lad frankly admitted
selling liquor, but stated that he had been
Instructed to do so by others older than
he, and that- he did not know that It was
Warrants have been Issued for the
other persons. The boy spent the night
GIVES BIRTH TO QUINTUPLETS.
Fatrmeefa.Wlfe Mather of Fire Call-
' "fij-f'iten Two Die.
Spaae! tt. Wsskintton Hnld.
TayKrTilI KV. Feb. li-Five chll-
drenthrcVboyi, vieVtwo girls, were bom
today to.. Mrs.- BerjaavDrury, wife of a.
Spencer Comfy fir-fri
The two girls 4ieCiV
Witnesses for Woman Ar
cuser Admit Gore Refused
to Get Them Jobs; -,
SHE TELLS HER STORY
Mrs. Bond Says Blind Senator Grab
bed Her and Attempted to Pull
Her Toward Him.
Oklahoma City. Feb. li Tales of
political intrigue, brought out by
cross-examination, featured the sec
ond day's testimony in the case of Mrs.
Minnie K. Bond against Senator
Thomas P. Gore for JjO.OOO damages
for an alleged attack.
The most dramatic moment of the
day besides the low-voiced story of
the alleged assault, as told by Mrs.
Bond, was the admission by Thaddeus
K. Robertson, a witness to the alleged
attack, that he had told the proprietor
of a hotel In Washington" that he was
"after Gore and would get him."
He admitted he used an epithet In
reference to Gore when he made this
statement. He also admitted saying
while passing the building which
houses the Department of the interior
In Washington, that but for Gore, "that
blind ." he and his friends
"would be sitting tn that building with
their feet on the table."
The defense Intimated by questions
In rtnMlnti -thax. it will produce a
witness to whom" Robertson Is alleged
to have said "we have got Gore right
and it Is going to cost him J 15.000 to
When asked if he had called Gore a
"double-crosser." Robertson answered
In the affirmative, explaining that he
had formed this opinion of the blind
Senator after Robert A. Rogers, of
Oklahoma, hsd failed to get the ap
pointment as Secretary of the Interior
In the present Cabinet,
Didn't Get Job.
Dr. J. H. Earb, president of the Jack
sonlan Club, a Democratic organization
of this city, testified he aaw Gore the day
after the Bond Incident in Washington
and the Senator said. "Doc they set a
trap for me and I walked Into It." He
says Senator Gore Instructed him to offer
the woman anything to get her out of
town, but to keep his (Gore's) name out
"What Job did yen want?" 'Earb was
asked In cross-examination.
"United States marshal." Earb replied.
"Did you get It?"
Dr. Earb admitted he had not told all
he knew when he gave his deposition.
He confessed to a desire to protect the
blind Senator at that time. He admitted
he had a chance for the office he sought
when he gave his deposition.
"Then you were not willing to tell the
whole truth until you were entirely out
of the running?" he was asked.
"I had been faithfully promised a job
ana aid not get it." was the reply.
Woman Telia Story.
Mrs. Bond, called as the first witiress.
appeared much agitated. Her pale fea
tares were ill-concealed by the thick
veil she wore. She said she went to
Washington in the Interest of her hus
band's candidacy for Internal revenue
collector of this city. She met Senator
Gore several times before the meetinir
in tne notel room March r(. She testified
that on a previous visit to the Senator's
office he suddenly reached down and
caught her foot. She said she rebuked
him for the impropriety and Gore sdoI-
She testified that on March :i. while
the two were In the room. Gore reached
for her hand and a short time later
grabbed her around the waist and at
tempted to pull her upon his lap. Fif
teen minutes later the blind Senator, ac
cording to Mrs. Bond, attempted to at
tack her. She screamed, and Robertson
rushed into the room.
Counsel on cross-examination asked
Mrs. Bond if she had not been married
before. She answered "yes." Counsel
then asked her if she was married in
August, Mli and gavo birth to a child
in December, 1915. She said it was a
Mrs. Bond said she had been a nervous
wreck since the alleged attack.
J. Graves Leeper. a lumberman, testi
fied Senator Gore had, asked him what
kind of a looking woman Mrs. Bond
was. and he told him she was a beauti
Klrby Fltrpatrlck. the attorney who
said he was an eyewitness to the alleged
attack, corroborated Robertson's story.
He admitted he also was a candidate for
When asked why he did not help Mrs.
Bond when he saw her . attacked. Fits
Patrick said' he feared he would Jeop
ardize his political future by so doing.
QUAKES Iff HEW ENGLAND.
Two Shocks Felt In Plttsleld, Mass.,
In Early Momlna".
Sprckl to The Wuhtastoo HctaM.
FIttsneld, Mass.. Feb. li Two earth
quake shocks were felt here early this
Tho first occurred at 4 o clock: the
second fifteen minutes later.
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lmin.Tr.n ...W - ,J
Says at Trial of Deputy Chief
Latter Did Duty "Up, to
ACCUSER, NOW DEFENDS
Fire Chief, Under Grilling QuettloaH '
ini". Retracts Charge of-Tarer A
Br 5. D. WGKEK, I
Dark shadows of' suspicion that fW
more than a month have hovered gloom
ily over Deputy Fire Chief Andrew. J.
Sullivan, threatening to put a disgrace
ful end to thirty-five years, of a success
ful and heroic career as a flre-flghter In
the District of Columbia, gave way to
praise -and complete exoneration af the
hands of his superior. Chief Engineer at
he Fire Department Frank J. Wagner,
5Sthe. opening session yesterday of Sul
llvaaV trial before a specially anoointed
board" so the charges of neglect of dutr
anCJnefltblency In connection with the
AaericaaJrta and Ten Cent' Store flro
ihrleeV'eirtJs.aire) t'belmorntocof DceaJ
AuesKtlaaayto'tne Kectthat fullhlatt v?S
was directly resoeTodbW for the lisnslaa St
of five nrtmren-at-taatjblase. pref wiaa 'p-j A
oy tne District heads as a result efn3
secret probe conducted by Commissioner'
Slddons. were put to flight by Chief
Wagner, who himself. In the original'
"star chamber" Investigation, had stated
that Sullivan was guilty of "bad Judg- - -
ment" by sending the men Into the burn.
Ing building and leaylng them there for
more than an hour and a. half.
Makes Sweeping Retractloa.
Toward the close of a day's grilling
cross-examination, during the first part
of which he repeated his charge of "er
ror of Judgment," Chief Wagner, an
swering questions of Attorney Daniel W.
O'Donoghue. representing the accused'
deputy chief, suddenly made a sweeping
retraction of his original allegations. de-
dared under oath that Sullivan "did hl
duty to the handle." and that-h? him
self (Chief Wagner) upon his arrival on
the scene of the fire In response to the
second alarm, assumed foil command
and responsibility and sbould have fa
miliarized himself with the location of
the men who came near losing their lives
under the smoldering debris of the build
ing after It had collapsed. Chief Wag
ner admitted that he failed to do so,
saying that "he didn't have the time."
This was the outstanding feature of
tbe first day of the battle of the deputy
chief for a public acquittal of the charges
that grew out of statements made indi
vidually and separately by certain wit
nesses to Commissioner Slddons about
a month ago. prompting the Commis-'
sioners to unofOcialy Jjrform vSnllivn
that his resignation with a request for "
pension woifld be welcomed by the board.
Board Ttooni Crowded.
The large board rton was packed t
Its capacity by friends and well-wishers
of Sullivan and many persons In all
walks of life, attracted by curiosity. The
hearing opened at 10 o'clock, adjourned
for an hour and a half soon after noon,
and was resumed at p, m.. adjourning
again at 420 o'clock.
The day was taken up with the hearing
of testimony of Chief Wagner and franK
Hellmuth. who. In the absence of his
companv captain, was in charge of tbe
the fire In question hare necessitated the
That drastic action concerning one of
COXTI.NX'EI OXPJlGK TWrtVE.
SEEKS ABSOLUTE ZEB0.
French Scientist Ha Come Within
One- Decree of Mark.
Paris. Feb. 12. That the near solu
tion of one of the problem which have
bothered scientists for ages had been
achieved, became known today when
Prof. Kammerlingh Van Onnes an
nounced that he had got down to within
1 degree of absolute zero. The professor
Is considered the greatest living au
thority on cold. He was awarded the
Nobel prize for physicists for his suc
cess, after ten years of experimenting
in liquefying the newest gas. helium.
Prof. Onnes. who has experimented
with cold ,as low as "rt degrees below
zero (centigrade) said toda :
"One degree above absolute zero is 2 or
3 degrees lower than the temperature ot,
the Sideral region. There i.i now no
known gas which has not been liquefied.
Astronomers have discovered a mo
stance in the sun that they call coronium.
When this Is found on the earth, we
shall need a temperature of absolute zero
to liquefy it."
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
After working four hours on bills on
the calendar Senate adjourned to com
memorate birth of Abraham Lincoln.
Senator Bradley reading Gettysburg
J. C Mllburn and Samuel Untermyer.
of New York, appeared before Banking
and Currency Committee.
Bill appropriating S5.TC0 fcr widow ot
Dr. T. B. McCllntic was passed.
Adjourned until noon today.
Passed Senate bill providing eight-hour
d3y for women employes in mercantile
and industrial establishments in the Dis
trict, and began debate on the Indian
Representative Foss, of Ohio, and Rep
resentative Goulden. of New York, eulo
gized Lincoln and the Gettysburg ad
dress of the martyred President was read
by Representative Russell, of Missourk
Hearings on anti-trust bills were con
tinued by Judiciary Committee and th
Interstate Commerce Committee.
Adopted a resolution authorizing Pres
ident to send delegates to approaches
convention in Rome of International Com
mission of Pliypopathology.
Representative KInkead. of New Jersey,
introduced bill forppointment of com
mercial attaches to promote, the , trade)
relations of the United States as outlined;
recently by Secretary of. Commerce Red
field. A second bill Introduced by Representa
tive KInkead authorizes the Department
of Commerce to employ .special agents toJ
develep trade of United States with Cen
tral and South America.
Representative Watson of Virginia, in- .
troduced a bill granting free postage to
publications issued by' State agricultural' '
colleges providing they carry no advertis
ing and are Issued strictly for agricul
Adjourned until noon today.
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