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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, 1911..
PRICE ONE CENT.
Cost Uncle Sam a Lot of Money
HE AS AIRSHIPS
Some of the Trust Busters Who Have
HENRY L. STIMSON. TRANK B, KELLOGG.
I Pays Big Bill, Though He
Has a Department of
NEARLY A MILLION
IN TWO YEARS TIME
j Special Prosecutors Appear to Be
Necessary in Nearly Every
By JTJDSON C. WELLIVER.
Next to being a trust, about the
best thing financially to which as
piration may be directed, Is the oc
cupation of a trust buster.
Such at least is the impression
which the committee on expenses in
the Department of Justice draws
from a casual scanning of the ex
pense account of the busters and
prosecutors in that department
Witness the following amounts
that have been paid to special at
torneys for the cases indicated, since
the Taft Administration assumed
control of the Lusting business.
The Big Fees Paid.
Henry L. Stlmson, sugar fraud prosecution JS3.320.S7
Frank B. Kellogg. Union Pacific and Standard Oil cases 45,917.13
J. C. McReynolds. anti-trust cases 25,516.57 J
Cordenlo A. Severance, anti-trust cases 2SJ37.91- )
B. D. Towsend, land fraud cases 24.018.32
S. R. Rush, land fraud cases 19.E93.17
Wlnfred T. Denlson, sugar fraud cases 25.025.00
Peyton Gordon, land fraud cases 19.9S4.49
Jesse C. Adklns, cotton leak cases 16.6S7.S8
J. W. Barrett, oleomarglne cases 10,449.55
Morgan H. Beach, condemnation of MertdlanHlll. D. C 10.200.00
T. C. Becker, Oregon land fraud cases 15.7SS.C2
A. A. BImey, condemnation of squares 63 and S9, D. C 13,000.00
Pierce Butler, bleached flour and U. S. vs. Swift 10.0n0.00
Wade H. Ellis, anti-trust cases 11.717.73
Marlon Erwln. "Carter-Greene-Gaynor case" 16,435.00
H. C Gauss, examining U S. lands of District of. Columbia 10,"7a27
F, A. Maynard. coal land fraud cases 1T.K5.64
J. H. Wilkerson. various prosecutions 13.329.4S
Figures Sent to Committee.
Figures given above are from a de
tailed report -which the Department of
Justice has Just transmitted to Chair
man Beall. of the committee on ex
penditures in the Department of Justice.
Only a few of the 13S individuals to
whom fees have been paid in like mat
ters are given here.
The report to Chairman Beall, made
on the order of his committee, covers
thirteen pages of close figures. It shows
that March 5, 1909. to May 31. 1911. a
total of $843,184.56 was thus disbursed to
"special assistants to the Attorney Gen
eral or to district attorneys."
All this, it must be understood, is
aside from the regular expenses of
maintaining the big establishment of
the department. There Js an Attorney
General, a Solicitor General, a huse
corps of Assistants Attorney General
and an especial, sublimated Assistant .o
fhe Attorney General. Then, there are
law clerks galore, who are rea ly law
yers working for the department.
Where Money Comes From.
Thi3 establishment, in theory, is
maintained to do the law business of
the Government. But at anv time the
Government is liable to get big cases
on its hands for which it wants espe
cially capable lawyers. Therefore, a
fund is placed at the disposal of the
Attorney General, from which he may
hire "special assistants and fix their
compensation either fee or salary
In his discretion.
The $845,184 56 noted Ib paid out
from this special fund. Compensa
tions are determined by the Attorney
It "Is 'interesting to consider some
of these fees with a bit of Particu
larity Frank B Kellogg, of St. Paul.
Is Republican national committeeman
for the State of Minnesota and a
member of the executive committee of
the national committee. He Ib a so a
L.Xr of the law firm of Kellogg
&eSeverance of St. Paul., firm
does a general business. Mr. Kellogg
was recentlv asked, during some in
quiries? about his service as attorney
for Steel trust subordinate corpora
tions in Minnesota. He defended vig
orously his right to accept such serv
ice. He has continued it many years,
at gratifying profit.
MT. Kellogg was retained to manage
the busting of the Union Pacific and
Standard Oil mergers, away back under
the Roosevelt administration. Later.
Mr. Severance was employed at J20.000
per annum: In which work he has since
March 5, 1909. drawn down the $28,237.91
noted In the tabulation. The firm
would thus appear to have garnered,
(Continued on Second Page.)
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Unsettled tonight and Monday; prob
able occasional showers; light to mod
erate variable winds.
tt. R. BUREAU.
S a. m 63
9 a. m 64
10 a. m 65
31 a. m jg
1 p. m 67
2jj. m 67
8 a. m 78
9 a. m 79
10 a, m 70
11 a. m 71
12 noon 74
1 p. m 73
2 p. m 73
Today High tide. 12:24 a. m. and 12:37
p. m.: low tide. 6:45 a. m. and 7:13 p. m
Tomorrow High tide. 1:10 a. m. and
1:2S p. m.; low tide, 7:38 a, m. and 8:00
Sun risea..J......4:S3 1 Sua. sets.. ....... .7:23
IRK WILL START
TOMORROW ON THE
Surveys Finished and Actual
Building of Fortifica
tions to Begin.
Actual construction work on the for
tifications of the Panama Canal will bo
Preliminary surveys for the sites of
batteries and emplacements already
have been made by the army engineers.
Locations for all the giant guns that
will command both entrances of . the
great waterway have been chosen.
The work of fortifying the Canal Zone
will he done bv Colonel Goethals. and
the force of men at his disposal on the
Maps and drawings of the fortifica
tions are being sent dally from the of
fice of the chief of engineers to Col
onel Goethals. Work on the canal has
advanced to such a stage that It is
found necessary to rush the fortifica
tions work in order to keep the full
force of men employed.
Colonel Goethals complained to the de
partment last week that it would be
necessary to lay men off. unless he
could Immediately get the plans for the
preliminary excavation and concrete
work of the forts.
It is the wish of he director of the
great canal work, to keep his great or
Objectors to Anderson Bill Will
Have to Go on Record
The Houe Democrats will face to
morrow the Anderson pension bill,
adding about J45.000.000 to the pen
sion rolls, a measure whicn the ma
jority has successfully sidestepped so
As there was no quorum present in
the Hcuse yesterday, the DsmocratB
could not take the customary adjourn
ment over Monday (the objectionable
bill is in order every first and third
Mondays) so nothing remained to do
except convene tomorrow. It requires
a quorum to adjourn over more than
When the House meets tomorrow,
the Democrats have a plan or so to
get out of the dilema, but the object
ors to this pension legislation nrcba
hlv will have to go on record one way
or another. The Democrats. If In the
irajorlty may adjourn the House as.
soon as it convenes, or the calendar
may. Jjq dispensed .with,
&- Wfl rAFT FAWILY AID
Wkm 11 GUESTS AWAITING
' Mm , BIG FETE TOMORROW
PEYTON GORDON. HwMolBFMM
BRYAN GOMES OUT , H
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Commoner, Just Issued,
Quotes Attack on the
William Jennings Eryan is out in the
open against Harmon for President, and
the fact has .rtven shivers to supporters
of tho Ohio executive.
The Commoner, which peached Wash
ington today, -makes the announcement
in curluus fashion. It merely quotes
from the Liberal, of Creighton, Neb., an
indictment of Harmon as the candidate
of the interests. The quotation demands
to know who is paying the publicity and
other expenses of the Harmon cam
paign, and refers to the Ohio governor
as the candidate of the "commercial
rrimlnals."' among -whom the supreme
political issue Js continuance of their
"divine right to rule."
The inclusion of such a bitter obser
vation in the Commoner was cited today
bv Democrats as conclusive evidence
that Bryan is to oppose Harmon more
orenly from now on. When the Lin
coln leader was In Washington a few
weeks ago he made it clear that he
would not be for Harmon, and that he
regarded the Ohloan as reactionary.
Ohio Democrats, though loyal to Har
mon, aru not at all enthusiastic about
tho outlook. Liout. Gcv. Hugh L. Nich
ols, of Ohio, is in Washington today,
looking ud Harmon prospects. He is re
garded as leader Of the Harmon forces,
and his visit is of especial Importance.
Mr. Nichols has just been In New
York, and the result of his mission
there has been guarded very carefully.
New York Is looked upon as a pivotal
State. Harmon or Wilson Is expected
to get Its delegation; and the man who
gets It will thereby get the capital prize
In the pre-conventlon lottery.
That the sentiment of Congressional
Democrats will have comparatively lit
tle effect In directing their national con
vention. Is the general sxpectation of
Harmon jieople in Washington. One of
these said toCay:
"A poll of the House Democrats to
day would show Champ Clark the fa
vorite by two-thirds to three-fourths
majority. Harmon would be an easy
second and Wilson a bad third.
"But Wilson is coming fast; there is
no use denying that. Harmon Is weak
with the Bryan element, because he has
a bad record in the matter of loyalty
The Harmon people do not consider
their case by any means hopeless,
because they consider that their man
is more likely than any other to get
the New York delegation. This they
think would leave Wilson out of it
so far as the East is concerned, and
give that section, aside from New
Jersey, to the Ohio man. Moreover,
they expect Ind'ana to send a dele
gation nominally favorable to Gov
ernor Marshall, but really controlled
hv Tnmrart ftnil rpflrtV tn VfttA fni
Harmon when It will do. the most
CORDENIO A. SEVERANCE.
TO DEATH IN BOAT
FIRE NEAR BOSTON
Steamer Governor Andrew
Destroyed and Steward
BOSTON, June 18. Two of the stew,
ardesses of tho steamer Governor An
drew were suffocated and five mem
bers of the 'crew seriously burned In
a ilic which practically destroyed that
vessel early this morning. The steam
er was tied at her wharf in east Bos
ton. The two women, who wero asleep,
were Harriett Kelley and Mrs Lizzie
Seventeen members of the crew were
asleep on the vessel when a watch
man discovered the fire. They all
Jumped for their Jives.
Take The Times On Your
When I goon leave alone about mid
summer. Til surely have The Times so with
Some days, you know, are hard on
But with The Times, Til know Just
nhat to do.
1 like to keep , informed about the
And the doings of the solons on the
I know for sure The Times will have
the details down.
And lfs onlv 30c a month to foot
30 CENTS A MONTH.
(Dally and Sunday.)
Call The Times Circulation Dept.
Can you write a better jingle
than that printed above? If you
can, send it to the Vacation Edi
tor, The Tims, and if it appears
in The Times he ivill send you a
White House to Be a Mass
of Light for Silver
All the members of the Taft and Her
ron families who are coming are now
assembled at the White House for the
celebration of the silver wedding of the
President and Mrs. Taft tomorrow even
ing. They have flllect the Executive
Mansion and they spent most of the
day peering toward the west and won
dering If, after all, tne ram would spoil
the outdoor plans for the splendid fete.
The President and his brother, Hor
ace, attended services at All Souls'
Church, but the remainder of the dis
tinguished house party remained in
doors, discussing the arrangements for
tomorrow's event and receiving the
greetings and good wishes which are
coming to the Executive and his wife
from all parts of the United States.
Weather Alone Feared.
Only Inclement weather can now mar
any part of tomorrow night's program.
If It Is found too wet outdoors, the
guests of the President and Mrs. Taft
will be received in the house.
Otherwise, the original idea of receiv
ing the long line on the lawn will be
Should the weather clear tonight,
there Is little doubt that the outdoor
arrangements can bo carried out as
now planned. The covered stand will
be used by the President and Mrs. Taft.
and the guests will be received In ln
! formal style. Otherwise, the receiving
party will be assembled In the Blue
Room and the line will file through the
house as in the case of the formal re
ceptions of the winter program.
Miss Helen Taft's Arrival
Tho family party was complete late
yesterday when Miss Helen Taft ar
rived In this city from Pittsburg. She
has been been visiting In Cincinnati, but
had returned by way of the Pennsyl
vania city. hTe President's two broth
ers, Horace and Henry W. Talt
reached Washington yesterday just be
fore noon, Charlie Taft, the younger
son of the family, coming with his
Uncle Horace. Mrs. Laughlin of Pitts
burg; Mrs. Taft's sister, and Charles P.
Taft, of Cincinnati, the President's
brother, will ont be able to Join tho
other members, of the family for this
Aunt Delia Torrey, the most Interest
ing member of the family gathering
came yesterday morning with Robert
Rain Keeps Her Indoors.
Because of the rain that prevailed
this morning she did not attend church
today. The only members of the Taft
household who did not remain within
doors were the President and his broth
er, Horace Taft. They attended the
services at All Soul's Unitarian Church.
Manv people gathered at St. John's
Church this morning, hoping that Mrs.
Taft and the aged aunt of the President
would be in attendance. Others, be
cause they were unable to learn of the
Sundav plans, went to AH Soul s.
Rev. Pierce Delivers Sermon.
The Rev. U. G. B. Pierce, who deliv
ered the sermon before the President
and his brother, spoke of religion as a
natural part 6f our life. 4
"The Bible is full of exaggeration and
inaccuracr," declared Mr. Pierce. "It is
a book of the ou-of-doors, not primar
ily a book 01 gooa aavice. oi ipirnties,
of riddles." The Rev. Mr. Pierce fsx-
Contlaue.d og Second P.age.1
Virginia a Haven for Mis
mated Couples of
EASY THERE TO UNTIE
Jokers in Laws Enable Husband
or Wife to Get Decree With
out Other's Knowledge.
It is not necessary for the un
happy husband or wife of the Dis
trict of Columbia to go away from
home to gain freedom from marital
bonds. The Old Dominion, green
and smiling In its Southern sun
shine, furnishes almost as much in
ducement as any distant State with
out the car fare.
Mr. Soandso, citizen of Washing
ton, D. C, grows Ured of bearing up
his end of the yoke of matrimony.
He feels the galled spots. He chafes
against-the restraint of double har
ness. Mrs. Soandso, after ten years
of cooking, washing, scrubbing,
pinching, and economizing, has lost
the bloom of youth which attracted
her husband when he wooed and
won her. He becomes peevish. Irri
table, and resUess. He is neglect
ful, short, and ugly. He snarls
where he used to murmur soft
words of love.
Separation and Divorce.
Mrs. Soandso. being human as well as
feminine, resents his conduct, at first
silently and then loudly. They quarrel.
Th.v go ho!o days wlthdul tpeaTvihir'
They grow to hate each other. Finally,
separate. Mrs Soandso posts over to
the other part of town, to Uye onco
mere with mother. Mr. Soandso hynts
a boarding house.
A vear passes. Six months more pass.
Mrs. Soandso decides she wants a di
vorce. She consults a lawyer. Being
an honest lawyer, he scggsts recon
ciliation She agrees to allow him to
see Mr. Soandso.
The lawyer sees Soandso and discov
ers this remarkable state of affairs:
SOANDSO HAS ALREADY OBTAIN
ED A DIVORCE FROM HIS WIFE IN
Here's another case
Mr. and Mrs. Suchandsuch are people
of means. Thev have no hardships
traceable to li-k of money. They
merely grow tired of each other, of the
monotony of each other's company.
They are kind and considerate to each
other, they are people of culture and
refinement, they merely think they
would like to go back to the single state
from which thev departed when they
"How shall we manage it?" asks
"Easiest thing in the world," replies
Mr. Suchandsuch. "I know a lawyer
chap who'll fix It for us. I suppose
you'd rather be the one to get the di
vorcer' "Of course."
"All right. All you have to do is go
over to Alexandria, rent a room, put
an empty trunk In it and sleep there
once of twice a month for a year. Then
you can get a divorce on the grounds
of desertion. I won't contest it, and
there'll be no questions asked."
Her Virginia Residence.
So Mr. Suchandsuch goes downtown
and lives at a hotel for a year. Mrs.
Suchandsuch rents a room in Alexan
dria, leaves an empty trunk in it and
regularly, twice a week, goes over and
sleeps there. At the end of a year she
swears she is a resident of Virginia and
that her husband has deserted her.
Suchandsuch falls to appear, and the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Mob Takes Prisoner From Sheriff
and Riddles Body With
' HICKORY, Miss., June 18. Riddled
with bullets, the lifeless body of Will
Bradley, a neero, swings from a tree
near this village. A mob this morning
took vengeance on Bradley for a seiies
of petty thefts he Is charged with hav
The negro resisted arrest by officers
and barricaded himself In his cabin for
hours, firing at all who approached.
The sheriff and his posse then sat down
to tire him out. After waiting for
hours one of the posse -exposed himself
a little. No bullet answered the-slgnal.
Then the same man crept up on the
cabin, and, peeping through a chink in
the cabin, saw the negro stretched out
The posse had gone but a little way
with Bradley when the mob caught
sight of them. The sheriff, and his men
made some struggle, they say, but were
outnumbered and Bradley was surrend
ered. The sheriff says he did not recognize-!
OX 0 JBA BJOBr.,.
Series of Fatal Accidents
Marks Big Race From
FOURTH FALLS, BUT '
ESCAPES WITH LIFE
Tragedy Near Issy, Where French
War Minister Was
PARIS, June 18. A series of ac
cidents, including the deaths of three
aviators, marked the progress of the
great $100,000 aviation race known
as "Circuit of Europe," which began
at 6 o'clock this morning.
At Issy, scene of the tragedy
where M. Berteaux, minister of war,
lost his life, and the prime minister
was badly injured a few weeks ago.
Lieutenant Prineteaux fell 250 feet
to Instant death.
The second victim was M. Lemar,
whose Blerlot dashed him to death
at VIncennes from the height of 100
feet before the eyes of 50,000 people.
The third fatality was that of
Lieutenant Gobert at Villers Cotter
ets, where his monoplane turned
turtle and fell.
Had Narrow Escape.
That a fourth victim was not added to
the list Is explained by what appears to
be a providential deliverance of Molina
at Chevron. Here the cries of- dismay
from 100,000 spectators changed to-frantic
cheering when Morln was-found un
injured af tenhla Aeroplane was smashed
to fragments. '
Started by Papers.
The race was organized Jointly by
the newspapers. Le Journal, of Paris,
and the Standard, of London. It will
continue until June 30, and covers a
1,000-mile course through France, Bel
gium, and Holland to London and back
to Paris. Today's course Is from Paris
to Bhelras and Liege for prizes aggre
The Winner of the
AXSE, June 18. Aviator Vedrinne
has been declared the winner of the
Paris-Madrid race. He arrived at
9:40 o'clock this morning, having
covered 150 miles under two hours.
Flying high, Vidart arrived from
Leige at 9:52. and Beaumont, the.
winner of the Paris to Home race, at
10:40; Weyman at 11:03, and Duval
two m'nutes later.
Expect to Free Woman
Of Poisoning Charge
TOLEDO. June 1S.-F. W. Marriott,
counsel for Mrs. J. D. Henkle, tne wom
an charged with poisoning her step
daughter, Merele Henkle, of Delaware,
Ohio, conferred today with his partner,
Paul Bliss, who just returned from a
trip to Wheeling. He said: "I am
more of the opinion there a nothing in
the world in this case, except the fact
that there are two or three people
after newspaper notorlty."
Detective Matthews, also who has re
turned from Wheeling, declared he la
entirely satisfied wltn the result, and
says he Is sure of the success of the
case since making the trip. It Is be
lieved Just now that we do not need to
exhume the body of Mrs. Ilenkel'g first
husband, Edward S. Way.
Half Million Pray
For Rain in South
NEW ORLEANS, June 18. More than
half a million persons In Mississippi and
Louisiana tcday are offering prayer for
rain. Unless the drouth is broken soon,
the loss In crops will amount to mil
lions, for there has been no rain since
early In April and the situation Is seri
ous. Everywhere dried and withered fields
are to ba seen. The drouth Is the worst
That has been experienced for years and
in manv places even a prolonged rain
would fail to bring out anything near
a normal crop.
Tax System Inquiry
To Start This Week
The investigation of the taxation and
assessment system of the District, as
well as that of the District's public
service corporations, will begin oefora
the end of the current wck.
The probe, of District affairs Is to ba
conducted bya subcommittee of the.
House Committee, Inasmuch as It will
be difficult to keep the ontlre commit
tee here all summer and the Investiga
tion will eytend over a period of sev
Chairman Johnson, of the District
committee, will head the subcommittee,
end his right hand assistant will be
Representative Henry George, jr.. o
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