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Yesterday's Circulation, 51,100.
EVENING, AUGUST 9, 1012.
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Nebraska Delegation Is Con
ducting Inquiry Into Im
DEPENDS ON RESULT
Congressmen Urged Into Investi
gation By Demands of Home
Because of Informal charges
against Justice Daniel Thew Wright,
, of the District Suprome Court, grow
ing out of his sentencing of labor
leaders for contempt In tho Bucks
stovo case, three membors of tho Ne
braska delegation In tho House met
In conference today with President
Samuel Gompers, of the American
Federation of Labor, and continued
a self-constituted Investigation of the
Mr. Gompers came to the Capitol
at the invitation of Congressmen Lo
beck, Magulre, and Stephens, three
Democratic members, who wero re
cently directed by the Nebraska
Democratic convention to take steps
to ascertain whether Impeachment
proceedings against Judge Wright
should be instituted in the House.
Probe Bucks Stove Case.
These members will hear others who
may throw light upon tho chargo that
Justice Wright should be censured bo
cause of the sentences l-nposed upon
Messrs. Gompers, Mitchell, and Morri
son, who were declared guilty of con
tempt of court.
It Is the Intention of the soIf-consU-tuted
InvesMEWtlng-commlttee' tf probe
thoroughly tho Bucks stove caso and
the complications which have arisen
therefrom, and It will tnoa be deter
mined whether Judge Wrlisht had done
anything warranting an nniVichment
The Nebraska Demoirats ari virtually
acting under orders from the Nebraska
convention, which took official cogni
zance of the complaints of tho labor
leaders and requested the Democrats In
Congress from that State tu "get 1'usy."
No Details for Public.
The conference between Mr. Gompers
and the three Democrats named was
a quiet affair and no details were given
to the public on the ground that tho
further airing of the controversy at
this stage of the unofficial inquiry might
result in unjustified injury to all con
cerned. It Is understood that Mr. Gompers
reiterated the complaints tho labor lead
er has made against Judgo Wright In
editorials and elsewhere, contenting
himself with the presentation of his
Bide of the case and leaving to tho
Nebraska Democrats the problem of de
ciding whether Judge Wright's sen
tences constituted grounds for action
on the part of the House.
Will Welcome Witnesses.
Messrs. Magulre, Lobeck, and Steph
ens, It Is tald, want to hear any one
who desires to appear either for or
against Judge Wright and at the con
clusion of their informal Investigation
will determine whether an Impeachment
resolution should be presented to the
House, as has been practically de
manded by the Nebraska convention.
The Investigation of the Nebraskans
will continue from day to day until the
"committee of three' Is enabled to
reach a decision as to what action, if
any, should bo taken In the premises.
Mr. Gompers, It was explained today,
appeared at the behest of the Nebras
kans, although the committee is riot
Averse to hearing volunteer witnesses.
IN ANNAPOLIS JAIL
Andrew Taylor, Colored, Pays
Penalty for Slaying Fanny
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 3,-Andrew
Taylor, the colored murderer of Fanny
Mav Clifton at Rock Creek on April 27
last, paid the supreme penalty for his
crime In the county Jail yard here to
day. The drop was sprung at 10:15 a. m
and Taylor's body hardly quivered as
the rope tightened. Afterward It was
stated by ine physicians that his spinal
column had been fractured at the neck,
and the spinal chord injured In such a
way that death must have been in
Taylor delivered to Sherflff Beasley
Just before he marche-1 to the scaf
fold the promised statement which he
had stated viould shed a new light upon
his crime. He said that he had hesi
tated between klllinx himself or the
Russian Wants Gold
For Confederate Note
Secretary of the Treasury MacV.iagh
Is In possession of a $50(1 Confederals
note which a citizen of Russia wishes to
exchange for American gold. The
ownor of the note Is willing to xchaime
for Vnt ed States co.n to half ths vslui-.
A lone letter, written In French, anil
ene!olug the note, was received nt the
White Houre th.s morning it was
promptly forwarded to the Trctuury.
DEATH OE HATI
HEAD NOT DUE
Officials Complete Investiga
tion of Tragedy In
BODY OF PRESIDENT
LE CONTE RECOVERED
Hostilities Between Two Repub
lics on the Island Feared
Within Few Days.
The death of President Lo Conto,
of Haiti, who, with 100 others, was
killed by an explosion, in smokeless
powder magazines near the palaco,
was an accident, according to offi
cials who have Just completed an in
vestigation. Tho findings of the investigators
were today transmitted to tho State
Department by United States Min
ister Furnlss. Despite tho official
statement tho belief Is still held by
many that the blast which resulted
in the fatalities was the work of
revolutionists who had malicious in
tent in causing the explosion.
Explains the Cause.
The report slates that improper ven
tilation In the magazines was respon
sible for the destruction of the Haitian
palace at Port au Prince.
President Le Conte's body was re
covered today. It was pinned to his
bed by fallen timbers where he had
been burned to death. Le Conte's son,
who was minister of public workB, also
lost his life.
Business has been suspended In the
capital city and comparative quiet pre
vails, despite the rumors of battles be
ing fought on the Dominican frontier
which are serving to stir up an under
current of unrest.
News from Safnto Domingo today
leave little doubt but that hostilities
will be declared b ythot country on
Haiti in a day or two. The hold which
the United States has upon the Do
minican republic In tho matter of administering-
Its finances may however,
serve as a leash upon the militant Do
minicans. Gunboats on Hand.
The presence in Dominican and
Haitian waters of tho United States
gunboats Petrel and Nashville may alter
the determination of the hostile factions
to declare war.
State Department officials admit that
everything possible to avert strife be
tween tho neighboring republics will be
done by this Government. But It Is ex
plained that If hostilities really are de
clared this nation will land marines In
sufficient numbers -to protect foreign
Interests and to overawe the martial
Aa an Indication of the success attend
ant upon the collection of the customs
of Santo Domingo under American su
pervision, tho report of the general re
ceiver of Dominican customs on the
operations of the receivership for the
month of June last Is regarded as very
satisfactory by officials here.
Increase In Collections.
From this report It appears that the
gross collections for that month amount
lo $334,791.27, an Increase over the cor
responding month of last year of $11,
S93.81, while the gross collections for tho
eleven months, August, 1911 to June, 1912,
amount to $3,317,973.17, an Increase of
U249.S67.23,. Import returns for the month
or June yieiaea $M78.S4 more man june
of last year.
The most prominent feature of the
June collections appears In the fact
tnat tnc export auues wmen snnw
a gain of $3,713.43 thus reachod an
amount considerably larger than In
nny pluvious month since the new
tariff law of 1910 has been In effect,
which legislation reduced the rate on
cacao by morn than one-half. As
reports of an abundant crop of cacao
continue and as the sratherlne thereof
wjll probably extend beyond the usual
season, further satisfactory customs
returns from this staple seem assured.
The Haitian Congress today elected
Gen. Tancrede Auguste President of tho
republic, according to dispatches re
ceived at the State Department this
FACE NEW CHARGES
DETROIT, Aug. 9. Twelve aldermen,
Including seven formerly under arrest
on the charge of attempting to extort
$6,200 from the Wabash railroad, were
arrested this morning on the charge of
conspiracy In the same deal, Tho alder
men arrested today are:
Lynch, Hlnole, Tossy, Mason, Walsh,
GUnnan, Koenlg, Ellis, Ostrowskl,
O'Brien, Brozo, and Rosenthal.
Mason, Tossy, Walsh, GUnnan, Os
trowskl, Brozo, and Rosenthal were ar
rested two weeks ago and released un
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Showers tonight and Saturday, riot
much change In temperature.
U. S. BUREAU AFFLECK'S.
S a. m 74 8 a. m 75
9 a. m "5 9 a. m 77
10 a m 75 10 a. m 79
11 a. m 77 11 a. m 0
12 noon 79 12 noon 79
1 p. m , 78 1 p. m S3
2 ji. m 78 1 2 p. m 90
Bun rises 6;W Sun aeti...., 7;W
Mrs. Mary H. Collins Allen
Accused of "Larceny
TOOK VANITY BAG TO
SHOW TO FRIENDS
Case Continued To Give Prosecu
. tion Opportunity To Investi
gate Other Complaints!
"Larceny by trick" is tho tech
nical charge against Mrs. Mary
Hume Collins Allen, a bride of two
months, and a reputed heiress, who
appeared in Police Court today to
answer a charge of stealing a van
ity set from Milton' Baor, a George
Mrs. Allen, who gained consider
able notoriety through tho divorce
suit filed by her former husband, Ar
thur Collins, and her marriage to
William Thomas Allen, twenty years
old, twenty-four hours after the de
cree waB granted to Collins, doclarcs
her arrest is duo to a misunder
standing and that sho will be exon
erated at her trial.
Other Complaints Made.
The case was continued Until August
30, when Assistant United States At
torney S. McComas Hawken announced
that other complaints of business nien
agalnBt tho young woman are being In
vestigated. Attorney Alvln L. Newmyer appeared
In court and later conferred with prose
cutor Hawken about other transactions
of Mrs. Allen. The prosecutor stated
that thero Is evidence of a "syBtem,"
and urged. continuance to pormlt his,
Attired In' a natty tailored black
broadclothvuult and wearing a huge
black hat covered with red roses. Mrs..
Allen appeared very unconcerned, and
expressed confidence that she will be
able to explain the transaction satisfac
torily. She was accompanied by her
youthful husband and her attorney,
Capt. John Doyle Carmody.
Her counsel Insisted that a grave mis
take has been mado In tho arrest. He
urged a speedy trial, declaring there
was no question about the Innocence
of his pretty client.
Formal Charge Made.
Mr. Baer's allegation 1b that Mrs. Al
len took the vanity sot from his store
about a year ago, saying that sho want
ed to show It to her friends and that
subsequently she Ignored demands for
payment. Ho preferred tho formal
chargo of "larceny by trick. '
Detective Walsh, of the Seventh
precinct station, arrested Mrs. Allen
last evening at her apartments, 3017
Dumbarton avenue, on a warrant. Sho
was taken to the station and later
released after putting up $25 collat
eral for her appearance in Police
Court today. It Is charged that tho
vanity set was worth about $16.
Mrs. Allen Bays that she will in
herit a small fortune with a few days
and that she certainly never had any
Intention of taking the vanity set
without paylnc for It. She declares
she Is In a position to disprove any
criminal Intent. t
Various Articles Pawned.
Information In possession of tho
United States Attorney's office Is to
the effect that Mrs. Allen pawned a
number of articles purchased at
Washington stores by making com
paratively small cash .payments. How
ever, the Government, prosecutors do
not hold that there was anything; Ir
regular In this matter, providing tho
young woman paid for the articles al
leged to have been pawned.
Marital troubles first brought Mrs.
Allen Into the limelight last winter,
her former husband making several
sensational allegations against her.
Attired In a Jong white fur coat with
hat to match, she was a conspicuous
figure and quite well known because
of her attractive appearance. She
has a thrjee-year-old child, born to
her by her former husband.
Denies Criminal Intent.
Mr. Carmody Issued a statement this
afternoon In which he declared that
Mrs. Allen had no criminal Intentions
of defrauding anyone In any of her
"This is one of the most vicious perse
cutions I ever heard of," he continued.
"We are ready to go to trial now, and"
were anxious to have the case disposed
of this morning."
Mrs. Allen is confined to her apart
ments this afternoon, suffering from
nervousness following the events of
last night and today.
Mails to France Will
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The first oeamall dispatched under the
sea-post agreement with France wai
aboard the steamship La Savoie, f the
Camnagnle Generate Transatlantic
which cleared Sandy Hook for Havre
early this morning.
riy mis mornins. i. . t-v
The malls will bo handled aboard shin' IOrittlftr llPrllflPC in
UO IJICy IIUVD UCCII u, mid AJilllOll UHU,
m .V.A.. V.n.n ViAnVt rrt l.n Dtl.l. n . A
German liners, which have the sea
post. The American postal clerk on La:
Savoie Is Max Nabb. 31. Perroquln
acts for the French service.
Suffragette at Work.
GLASGOW, Aug. 9. A suffragette en
tered the Glasgow Art Gallery today,
smashed the glass covering a valuable
painting, and damaged the picture. She
escaped, leaving behind a natcheU
TAFT TO VETO BILL WHICH
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FROM YESTERDAY'S TIMES.
PRESIDENT AGAIN. COLONEL RACK J
Says He Will Approve
Measure Based on
Veto of the wool bill was emphatically
expressed by President Taft In a spe
cial message to Congress today, urging
that the legislators "do not adjourn
without taking advantago of tho plain
opportunity substantially to
reduce duties" by framing a bill along
the lines recommended by the tariff
That the La Follette bill was not
drafted from the board's recommenda
tions and would result in "Irretrievable
Injury to the wool-growing industry,
tho enforced Idleness of much of our
wool-combing and spinning machinery
and of thousands of looms, and the con
sequent throwing out of employment of
thousands of workmen,'' was asserted
by the President as the specific teason
why he refused to approve thte measure.
"My position Is perfectly plain," the
President declared. "I shall stand, by
my pledges to maintain a degree of
protection necessary to offset the dif
ference in cost of production hero and
abroad, and will heartily approve of
any bill reducing duties to this level."
Such a bill, the President said, was
that Introduced by the minority of the
lng, tho Executive declared that his
veto of an exactly similar wool bill last
summer "had been completely justified"
by the tariff board's report.
Tho message discussed the rates in
the La Follette measure In detail. The
President declared that the minimum
ad valorem duty of 29 per cent on raw
wool In that bill Was inadequate for
protcct.on, citing the tariff board's find
Ing that this figure should be at least
35 per cent.
The average duties of from 28 to 34
per cent duty on cloths of all kinds,
he said, were also insufficient, and If
made effective, "would make the con
tinuance here of the manufacture of
fine goods an Impossibility."
Eagles Elect Officers
At Cleveland Meeting
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9. The fol
lowing "st of officers was balloted on
here ar while the final ballot has not
Ijeen counted, probably were elected by
he grand aerie of the Fraternal Order
i ui abo -uuvciii!UJi Jiuru;
' Grand worthy president, William J.
' Brennen, Pittsburgh.
j ,.GSSS2nTcinclnni. pre8ldent' Thoma8
I Grand worthy chaplain, William L.
I Grayson, Savannah, Ga.
GrB1a "ecre.tary John 8. Parry. Ban
Talk of His Ousting
BAY CITY, Mich., Aug. 9.-"That was
so long qgo that the people as well as
myself have forgotten about It." said
William Lorimer, former Illinois Sena
tor, when asked today about his trial
In the Senate. Lorimer was on his
way home from a fishing trip. He de
clared he wrs in the best of health, but
refused to comment on politics.
HELD FOB MET
Progressive Candidate Ex
udes Good Nature as He
NEW YORK. Aug. 9. Because the
Twentieth Century Limited, the New
York Central's pet train, on which
Colonel Roosevelt was returning from
Chicago, vfos held at Cleveland so that
Mrs. Taft, wife of the President might
catch It, tho Progressive Presidential
candidate was twenty-five minutes late
returning hero today.
A number of the leading Progressives
gathered at the station to grqet Roose
velt, and their number was augmented
by a score of newspaper representa
tives and photographers.
Tho ''return from Armageddon" W4u
In distinct contrast to the last time
Roosevelt arrived from Chicago. Fol
lowing tho Republican national ccn-"
vcntlon, Roosevelt c.ime unheralded.
Today he exuded good nature and con
fidence and was loud In his praise of
tho stirring scenes witnessed In con
nection with tho nomination of himself
and his running mate. Gov. Hiram
Mrs., Roosevelt, Qlfford Plnchot and
a few personal friends accompanied
the colonel. He did not meet Mrs.
Taft, who went directly to- her state
room, being overcomo with grief over
tho death of her father, John W. ucr
ron. She was en route to hor summer
home at Beverly, Mass., and It was thi
ilrst time this particular train was
fver hr'.d for a passenger, according
to the railroad officials.
Colonel Roosevelt arranged to go dl
recly to Oyster Bay from this city and
not to come Into town unffl Tuesday.
After leaving me train, colonel noose-
velt changed his mind about going direct
to Oyster uay, ana aeciaea to tako a
few hours at the Outlook office to catch
Up with some correspondence. He said
he would go to Sagamore Hill on the
3 o'clock train.
"I had a fine time In Chicago, and a
bully trip back," said Roosevelt, "but
I won't make any more speeches Just
now. I will say enough later on to
make up for silence now."
1 IN CONGRESS TODAY. )
Senate met at 10. '
Will vote this afternoon on Panama
Railroad ownership of steamship lines
Kenyon gets motion passed to dis
charge Interstate Commerce Commit
tee from consideration of his bill for
prison sentences for violators of trust
Rush to get campaign material printed.
Estimate sent to Senate for plague pre
vention work In District.
BUI passed authorizing extension of
First street northeast.
The House, met at noon.-
The Alexander bill to regulate wireless
telegraphy was passed.
A message, was received from the Presi
dent vetoing the wool bill.
The District Committee again failed to
obtain a quorum.
The Stanley steel report will be debated
at a night session tonight.
SPOILS SYSTEM SEEN
IN MEASURE AS IT
Interests of Thousands of Government
Clerks Put in Jeopardy As Result
of Action By Congress.
BUDGET CONTAINS CLAUSE
ABOLISHING COMMERCE COURT
President Taft will veto the legislative, executive, and
judicial appropriation bill just as soon as it is received at
the White House.
This information was learned at the Executive offices
today on the highest authority. It is explained that the
veto will be based both upon the provision that fixes the
tenure of Government clerks at seven years and ends the
service of all employes now in the departments in 1919.
Mr. Taft also will base hjs objections upon that pro
vision vhich would abolish the Commerce Court, one of
his pet hobbies.
The President has let it be known for some time past
that these two provisions contained in the "budget which
was passed by the House yesterday and by the Senate the
day before, are obnoxious to him. He believes he will be
carrying out the spirit of the civil service law by return
ing to Congress "without his approval" the legislative
bill. It is held by most of the President's advisers that the
seven-year-tenure clause is a direct violation of the civil
service law that has stamped out the evil of politics from
the classified service of the Government.
Sec Return of Spoils 'System
The thousands of Government clerks, of cqurse, are be
hind the President jn his stand, but being bound by re
strictions which compel them to remain silent while their
interests are in jeopardy! will be mute allies of the Chief
It was freely admitted by officials in Washington to-
i day that the tenure clause, if enacted into law, would re
establish the spoils system which for years in the past put
i this Government to a disadvantage by demoralizing the
clerical forces of all the departments.
Under the terms of the merit system, it is pointed out,
this Government is rapidly attaining perfection in the
transaction of its business. A comment .that is general
and has been general for years is that the United States
Government cannot vtransact'its business with the facility
of other big powers. Some persons go further and say this
Government is far behind the big corporations of the
country in the matter of handling its affairs.
Puts Premium on Unfaithfulness
The bureau chiefs in Washington advance as one of
their principal objections to the bill, the fact that it would
be practically Impossible to obtain competent persons to
enter the Government service when they are notified that
at the end of seven years they will be thrown out of
One visitor at the White House today pointed out that
the Government can and always has been in a position to
dismiss incompetent clerks. He added that Congress by
its 'action in incorporating the seven-year-tenure clause
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