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PBICE ONE CENT.
BRISTOW FILES BILL
TO SQUEEZE WATER
FROM LEGAL TRUSTS
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FATHER ON JURY
Progressive Party Measure
Is Commended to Lead
S PROMOTION FEES
FIXED IN ADVANCE
Right to Appoint Receiver
Suggested for Board to
Regulation of "big business" by an
industrial commission of seven mem
bers Js proposed in an important and
sweeping measure which was intco
4ed in the Senate today by Senator
Brtotbw of Kansas.
.It I, the flret of the series of bills
prepared by the national legislative
nawajujttee of the Progressive party
t1bdying the doctrines for the
MMrtllfif great industrial corpora-
;iii)ild down by Roosevelt and
iiLTia - . ...
pgressive party leaders.
'LTges Speedy Remedy.
Bnstow accompanied the bill
rtvfliltA-ilh nrt artArum In rnl.h h v-
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'K' features. He sounded this 4
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XMdmend this bill to the careful
i fnstfcratlon of every Senator and hope
tin th Committee on -Interstate Com-
rhsreftrto which it hag been referred,
wAfrgjlye it 'prompt consideration. The
American people .will not much longer
submit to a, few men monopolizing the
business of the country. Some remedy
must be provided speedily, and I am
convinced that this bill offers an ef
fective and safe way of curing these
growing evils without endangering our
industrial stability or prosperity."
The industrial commission for which
the bill provides would be empowered
to deal as drastically with corpora
tions doing an Interstate business as
Js the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion with railroad and other trans
It would have authority over all per
sons or corporations doing an inter
state or foreign business of Xo.W.Oto
annually, to investigate their financial
condition, business operations, and man
agcfuent, and would enforce a clause
requiring all of them to bring their cap
ital stock and Indebtedness down to not
more than 10 per cent greater than "the
fair and reasonable value of property
on hand held by such corporation or
Joint stock association."
Three years are allowed as the time
In which the water shall be squeezed
our of American industries.
Promoters looting of industry through
the grant of large amounts of stock
as "promotion fees" for the merging
. of email corporations in a greater one
1s to be abolished by the enforcement
of a schedule of fees for this service,
ranging from l per cent on capitaliza
tions of tSO.OOO.OOQ or over to 5 per cent
on capitalizations below J3.000.009. In
the United states Steel Corporation
case, the fees allowed were near 40
Provisions of Bill.
Other provisions In this bill were de
scribed today by Senator Brii-tow as fol
lows: "Section IS declares that any con
tract, combination In the form of a
trust or otherwise, or a conspiracv
in restraint of trade, shall be presumed
to be unreasonable This is intendeJ
to remedy as nearlv n tv..iKi. i.-
evil which grows out of the decision
of the Supreme Court in the Tobacco
.and Standard Oil cabe. In which the
word "unreasonable was legislated by
he court Into the Sherman anti-trust
"Other sections give the commission
it drastic power. The commission Is
given authority to submit the result
of its Investigations to the Depart
ment of Justice or to bring suits upon
Its own motion: that Is. the act con
fers upon an Industrial commission the
authority over industrial concerns tlint
the Interstate Commerce Commission
now has with respect to railroads.
"The appointment of a receiver Is
not to Interfere with any criminal pros
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
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PATTEN IS HELD
Monopoly on Supply Is in
Violation of Sherman
Law, Court Rules.
"Cornering the market" in commod
ities Is illegal under the Sherman anti
trust law, according to decision today
of the United States Supreme Court,
which held James A. Patten and his
associates for trial In the New York
Federal courts for an alleged "corner
ing" of the cotton market In 1910. Pat
ten Is the Chicago operator whose man
ipulations In the wheat pit were a spec
tacular 'feature of the grain markets
several years ago.
Justice Van Devanter delivered the
court's opinion today.
Patten and his associates were in
d'eted in New York, but escaped prose
cution on a part of the Indictment. The
circuit court for southern New York
quashed the indictment, declaring priv
ate ownership -of large quantities of cot
ton did not create a monopoly, and that
the cotton operators are not chargeable
with an attempt to restrain Interstate
In effect. Patten and his associates
pleaded, "Cornering" of any product is
not prohibited by the Sherman Anti
trust law. They held a ctirner In not n
complete restraint of commerce and
only a commercial incident of trade.
It was contended participants in a
corner were not "Concnlrators" to re
strain trade, declaring the government's
charge was too remote and indirect
Those Indicted with Patten were Ku
gene G. Scales, Pranl' B. Ilayne. and
W. P. Brown.
CALL UPON TAFT
From Reid Funeral
Are Entertained in
CHpt. C. Greatorex, Engineer Com
mander ft. J. Sutton, I.iout. Ralph Eliot,
and Assistant Paymabtei (' 1" King,
officer of the Britlbh battleship Natal,
which brought to New York the body of
Ambassador Reld, were recciwd today
at the White Houre by President Taft,
who thanked them and the British na
tion for Great Britain's tribute to the
The officers also ealleil upon Secretarv
Meyer and saw Ambassador Bryce at
the British crnbuFsy. They weie the
guests at a luncheon given by Secretary
Meyer and tonight will he the guests at
a dinner In their honor, also given by
Editor Is Named
To Succeed Davis
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Jan. 6.-A. N.
Helskell. editor of the Ltltle Roc-c Ga
zette, has been appointed United States
Senator to succeed Jeff Davis. Helskell
was born In Memphis forty-one years
ago. The appointment by Governor
Donftfhey was announced today.
Says Government by Injunc
tion Causes Government
DECLARES UNION MEN
WERE GOADED TO ACT
Federation Head Appears Before
Committee, Urging Passage
of Clayton Bill.
"If the time ever comes when there
is government by dynamite in this
country, it will be the direct result
of government by injunction."
This was the forceful statement
made by President Gompers, of the
American Federation of Labor today
when he appeared before a subcom
mittee of the Senate Judiciary Com
mittee to make an argument for the
Clayton anti-Injunction bill. The
subcommittee consisted of Senators
Root, Nelson, and Sutherland.
Hot Shot for Enemies.
President Gompers addressed the sub
committee at length and spoke in fash
Ion even more striking than usual.
Aroused by the recent attacks on or
ganized labor, and especially on the
Gompers regime In the American Fed
eration of Labor which have grown out
of the recent wholesale sentencing of
structural ironworkers by Judge Ander
son, at Indianapolis, Mr. Gompers de
fended himself In vigorous fashion., He
also poured hot shot at his enemies.
Acts Due To Oppression.
Gompers did not defend violence, but
he took the position that such deeds as
those for which the structural Iron
workers were sentenced were due to
oppression from corporations and capi
tal; seeking Ao crush 'then.
That 90 per cent OP the detective
agencies of the country are engaged In
fomenting industrial disturbances, crime
and strikes, was one of the startling
assertions of Mr. Gompers. He called
thm "ghouls," and denounced Detec
tive William J. Bums. He referred to
Judge Anderson, who sentenced the
structural iron workers, as a man who
fatuously said "Government by Injunc
tion was better than Government by
Used To Own Advantage.
Despite the fact Judge Anderson had
said organized labor was not on trial
at Indianapolis, Mr. Gompers showed
that enemies of organized labor had
converted the occasion Into one for
making war on organized labor.
Gompers put Into the record docu
ments and letters showing the lengths
to which the Buck's Stove and Range
Company and the National Manufac
turers Association had gone in fight
ing union labor.
The appearance of Mr. Gompers on
the stand today was preliminary to one
more vigorous and determined effort on
the part of the American Federation of
Labor to secure antl-lnjunctlon legisla
tion. "For six years the fight went on."
Gompers said. "All of the forces of
organized society were used against
these Iron workers; subtle minds were
scheming and plotting that legal au
thority and practice might aid in the
breaking of these men. You sar these
men resorted to forbidden method of
violence, and even sacrificed lives you
condemn their methods of fighting as
elecental. brutal? of any of those who
are guilty, ,tne condemnation Is true,
but 1 auk you were the metliodw used
by the employers less deadly to hu
manity and freedom? Do V0u think that
one side tan play with the force oj
lnjutlce and tyranny and not lead to a
defensive move on the part of the
other? How little does society under
stand? Quotes Presiding Judge.
"Even the Judge who tried the case
fatuously declared that:
"'The evidence In this case will con
vince any Impartial person that gov
ernment by injustice h infinitely to be
preferred to government hv dynamite.' "
"The worthy Judge had blindly
chanced upon one of the causes, but
had failed to realize its relationship."
With a voice that trembled wearily
at times, and at others ruse high In
anger, Gompers Impressively drew a
word picture of the ironworker, ami
the battle against his union that hux
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
friend in home
Man Charged With Assault With
Knife During a
Suffering from several cuts on the
neck and hand. William W. Werten
bJker. forty-nine years old. 1114 Third
sticet northeast, is a patient today In
the Casualty Hospital. His condition
Is not serious.
John F. Wahl, twenty-one years old,
living at the same address, and a friend
of Wertcnbaker, who Is alleged to have
done the cutting. Is locked up at the
Ninth precinct police station on a
charge of assault with a dangerous
weapon. He was arrested by Poflce
Wcrtenbakcr toKd tho police he and
Vahl had home trouble at the house
last night, and that Wahl drew a knife
and commenced slashing at him.
Refuses to Permit Sale of
Stock' to Shareholders of
WOULD NOT SERVE
TO END COMBINE
Holds Ultimate Determination of
Corporation's Affairs Rests
Distribution of the Southern Pacific
railway stock to the stockholders of
the Union Pacific, in compliance with
Its recent decision dissolving the big
railroad merger, was refused today
by the Supreme Court.
The court declared as follows:
"The proposal to distribute the
stock among the shareholders of the
Union Pacific Conmanv or to uell th
stock to such shareholders, if grant
ed, will in effect transfer the stock
from the Oregon' Short Line Com
pany, which company holds it for the
Union Pacific Company.
Sale Cannot Be Ordered.
"The court Is of the opinion that
this distribution or sale cannot be
ordered. The ultimate determination
of the affairs of a corporation rests
with its stockholders,, and arises
from their power to choose the gov
erning board of directors.
After such distribution as is now
proposed, the stockholders of the
Union Pacific Company may domi
nate and control not only tho Union
Paclflc Company, but the Southern Pa
cific Company as well.
Will Not End Combination.
"In reiectlner the nrannani f.i- i,&
transfer of tho Southern Paclnc Com- J
ixm iucr nm lor me union i-Ti-,
cine Company, either by distribution
among, or sale to. the stockholders
of the Union Pacific Company, "we do
not mean to preclude the district
court from considering and acting
upon plans which may be Kubmitted
to It under the former opinion and
decree of the court.
"We are of opinion, however, and now
hold that the proposed plan of disposi
tion of the entire stockholding of the
Union Pacific Company in the Southern
Pacific Company by transfer to tho
stockholders of the Union Pacific Com
pany will not so effectually end the
combination as to comply with the de
cree heretofore ordered to be entered
by this court."
Canal Tolls Problem Not Yet in
Concrete Form, He
The Panama canal tolls iimmi ..
tween the United States and England Is
not yet In that concrete form necessaiy
before the question of arbitration may
be entered nnnn ,r,i!n .. u...
President Taft told Senator-elect Brous-
The Loulslanan called at the While
House to determine linvv vtmn kn t-..i
dent might attempt to set in action the
muciunery neeueu 10 permit him to ful
lill his promlso made In New York Sat
urday, that as soon as the Issues are
Joined in this ense he umild bo willing
to bubmlt it to the consideration of an
England has transmitted two docu
ments to the United States on the sub
ject. The first was a mere objection
to granting free tolls to American
coastwise shipping. Latei a lengthy
note was received.
REFUSED EXTRA PAY
The decision of the Couit ( Clalii'j
refiiMlng J5,ryj extra corii-ut,atioii to
George . IImuih, li:.l)urMliiK officer "I
the Department of the Interior, fur
disbursing additional funds for an ad
dition to Hie (Jin eminent Hospital fm
the Insane, was affirmed today by th
Jcssli Dale Pearce, an employe of
the Department of Justice, cannot bo
paid for extra work While on leave
she worked for the "department .ih
commlbfcioner and stenographer takln-'
depoHllions for the Go eminent In
Couit of OaliiiH aneH The Comp
troller of the Treasury held tod.iv that
the payment of bueb extra compen.s.i
tlon could not be made.
FOR MOTOR DEATH
Dr. Jlerton L. Tuogood, a physician,
waa today Indicted by the grand jury
on a churire of niariMlniiL'hta.. t.. ..n.,
hectlon with the death of little Gladys
i lauo, wiiii a run over iiy ins auto
mobile illlfl klllfrt nn rift, .Ik .. ot ........
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Columbia road and MlntunnH niui,.
Tho Frallev ehfld wnu !.., ,in,i-i.i.
of Attorney Charles L. Frailey and
granddaughter of Col A. S. Worthlng
ton. Dr. Twogood stated after the accident
that In his opinion It was unavoidable
and thai he wum neither negligent nor
careless in driving his automobile.
IS TOO BRIIAD
Congressmen Yield Under
Verbal Bombshell of
OF "SIDE" INTERESTS
I Douglas Censures Redfield for
Statements at House In
Challenging the right of the insur
ance companies to go into "side Is
sues," and characterizing as "lm
provident," certain statements and
questions by Congressman Redfield,
Attorney Charles A. Douglas, repre
senting the Commercial and First
National Fire Insurance Companies,
threw a verbal bombshell into the
midst of the House District Commit
tee .conducting the insurance inves
The attorney's challenge caused an
abrupt recess of the committee and
an execuUve session of thirty mln
utes. When the committee member
reopened the hearing it was stated
by Chairman Johnson that the t
mittee agreed "that the investiga
tion has perhaps gone Into too broad
a field," but that the House investi
gators would insist upon hearing the
history of the Southern Building Cor.
Under Fire of Questions.
.The. tilt- camey during the .examination J
oi.jaines m. .tianer, iormer treasurer
9f "iha Southern Building Corporation
Mr. Redfield" plied the witness with,
questions regarding' the organization
bii operation of the corporation, and
this brought a heated objection from
The question which precipitated the
controversy between Attorney Douglas
and the committee was as follows:
"oD you know who the officers and
directors of the Southern Building Cor
poration were under the first charter?"
"One moment," Interposed Mr. Doug
las. "The Issue- might as weU be made
here and now. On behalf of these In
surance companies, the purchasers of
this building. I want to make clear the
position that we take here on behalf ctt
the two Are insurance companies, pres
ent owners of this building.
"Our position Is that the widest sort
of latitude should be permitted In In
quiring Into any features of this mat
ter that might throw light upon the
present value of the building and
grounds, and beyond that is delving and
probing into ine privat affairs of otnar
corporations not at all Interested In this
"We are going to show and going to
produce any papers that this commit
tee may want that will throw distinct
and positive light upon any phase of
this matter. For Instance, we will
show exactly and precisely what this
land cost, the original purchasers of
It, who sold It to the Southern Build
ing Corporation: 'c are going to show
this committee in the most compre
hensive fashion that this land cost J18
a foot, as Mr. Baker has said, on the
first or second day of January, 1909,
Sale of Building.
"We are going to show jou that the
syndicate that bought this property
for the Southern Building Corporation
has made an unsuccessful attempt, and
biibseiiuently sold it to the Southern
Building Corporation for $525,000. at
23 or $25 a foot I think it was J25
a foot about a year after the orig
inal acquisition of It by them.
"We show by the records that this
property was sold by the syndicate to
the Southern Building Corporation Bome
time In the year 1500 at, I think. $25 a
foot, aggregating $512.00. for the land.
We will show ou further that the
Southern Building Cot poration. as It
In organized I do not remember who
the temnorarv officers were, seeretnrv
or anybody else but we will show that i
they proceeded to build this building on '
thin land, costing mmi ror tne land,
between two and three ears ago. about
three 3 ears ago., and then we will put
In evidence all the data, and we will
throw wide open the books of the
Southern BiiH'linc Corporation as to the
cost of this building. We will furnish
u an Itemized statement os to that,
and I will say now that the actuary
that you have upon the books of the
Commercial Fire and the First National
Fire we extend to the committee.
(Continued on Second Page
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon.
President Gompeis, of American FcdAr
atlon of Labor, before nubcommlttee of
Judiciary Committee yi Injunction
Hearing on cmmeiee Court before sub
committee f Appropriations Commit
tee. Archbald trial resumed Judge Arch
bald and Mrs. Archbald on program
Senator Brlstow Introduces industrial
commission bill to regulate corpora
Met nt noon.
Insurance probo resumed.
Tariff hearings begun by Waya an.l
Monry trust committee resumed hear
ings nt 2 o'clock.
Routine bills considered.
Three -Bills, Containing 71
Counts, Returned Against
THEFT. OF $25,000
INVOLVED IN CASE
Total of 610 Years' Imprisonment
Possible on Charges Against
Three indictments, containing an
aggregate of seventy-one counts and
carrying a possible penalty of 610
years' imprisonment, were returned
by the grand jury today against John
Edward Humphries, alleged self-con-fesBed
forger and defaulter of about
125,000, and former teller at the
Commercial National Bank.
A remarkable coincidence in 'the
indictment of the young banker was
that his father, William D. Humph
ries, was a member of the grand jury.
Covered Two Years.
The alleged peculations of Humphries
cover a period extending from January
17. 1910. to April 15. 1912. He was ar
rested in July, and gave bond before
United States Commissioner A. S. Tay
lor In the sum of $2,500. His father
qualified as surety. . '
Just before the arrest of Humphries,
it Is alclged, he made a confession. Us
ing this statement as a basis, expert ac
countants were put to work by the De
partment of Justice under the direction
ot Assistant Prosecutor Reginald s
Huldekoper. Humphries. It is alleged, began his
irregularities i, while employed at the
National City. .Bank, and continued, his
operation .afUrxtbati;lritlj;Br jwas.
merged with'the' CofmrUrclal -National
Bank -i--- - -
One Indictment charges' forgery on
six counts: the. second charges embez
zlement, abstraction.' and misapplica
tion of money, funds, and credits on
forty-five' counts, and the third charges
false pretenses or making false entries
with Intent to deceive on twenty counts.
The last indictments are drawn under
the provisions of section 5209 of the
Worthless Notes Used.
The alleged peculations of Humphries,
which, are charged in the Indictment as
"embezzlement, abstraction and misap
plication of money, funds and credits,"
were as follows:. January 17, 1910, $1.
03a 93; January 27, 1910, $1,010.00; January
31, 1910. $500.00; February L 1910. $1,000;
February 3, 1910, $500; February 7, 1910,
$1,081.41; March 21, 1910. $3,000; April 22.
1910, $2,020; April 29. 1310, $1,000; June 2.
1910. $500; June 6, 1910. $1,500; June 28.
JS1U. $500; June 3, 1310. $soo; July 5. 1910,
$4,000: July G, 1910, $1,075. Total, $21,237.34.
There are three counts for each al
leged Irregularity, making a total of
forty-five charges In the bill. The
methods alleged to have been used by
Humphries are not explained In the in
dictment, but it is stated that worth
less notes were used to cover up the
aeiaicaiions cnargea against him.
False Entries Charged.
The second Indictment charges that
false entries were made twenty
times on the books of the National
City Bank, where Humphries was em
ployed as a note teller. The alleged
manipulation and juggling of the rec
ords were to conceal. It Is charged,
the Irregularities set forth In the
first Indictment. Violation of the
banking laws Is charged, the counts
relating to the alleged peculations
mentioned in the first ndlctment.
Forgeries charged against Humph
ries are alleged to have been com
mitted after the National City Bank
was absorbed by the Commercial Na
tional Bank and Humphries was em
ployed as a teller by the latter In
stitution. It Is s'hared that much
of the worthless collateral waa trans
ferred to the Commercial National
Bank and Humphries found It neces
sary to cover up the alleged irregu
larities committed two years before.
Excise Commission Is Seeking
Definition of "Original
"What Is an original package?"
To determine this question a con
ference was held today by membe o
of the Excise Board. Farther consid
eration. It was fcaid b W P. Itlchardx.
chairman ex officio, will be required
to reach .1 concluKlon
Since the promulgation of the "growl
er" regulation forbidding the sale of
beer In anything but "original pack
ages" hundreds of queries have been
uddrcsscd to Boger Williams, clerk
to tho Kxclse Board, as to the exact
meaning ot the term.
One decision reached b the board
is that fruit Jars which aro filled in
tho establishment where they are bold
do not tome within the meaning of
the regulation. Information has
reached the board that the breweries
are preparing to put up beer In quart
and half-gallon Jars. Theso are held
to be "orlginul packages."
Cash Drawer Robbed.
Harrv Lee reported to the police to
day that his store at 825 Ninth street
northwest, was entered last night and
$15 stolon. The rear door had boen left
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MISS VIOLET ASQUCTH.
TO MISS ASQ01TH
Countess of Aberdeen and
Daughter of Prime Minis
ter Visit Sqhools:
Miss Violet Asqulth. daughter of
the English prime minister, chatted
rylth a score of little Tolorcd boys
and girls at the, Sumner School to
day, telling of her trip here from
England and showing them her route
on the school room globo which sat
on the desk of the teacher. Miss
Corlnne E. Martin.
Upstair meanwhile, the Countess
ofl Aberdeen, was talking to the
girls of Normal No. 2, with Superin
tendent AW M. Davidson. Mrs. Ellen
Spencer Mussey, Dr. Caroline Harris,
Dr. Lucy Moten, principal of the Nor
mal, and Assistant Superintendent It.
C Bruce, and others.
Miss Asqulth was in the Normal
assembly room for a time, but her
Interest lay, she said, in students of
fewer years, and she and Miss Eva
Brown, supervisor of Intermediate In
struction In the schools of the Dis
trict, went to the fifth grade room.
Here Miss Asqulth asked what Is
the favorite game In America.
Sure Its' Baseball.
"Baseball,'" shouted the boys in
Lady Aberdeen and the others then
went to Normal assembly room and
Joined Miss Asqulth and Mlas Brown.
"I take a very great and real Interest
in meeting you young women who are
preparing to join younelves to the
great educational system of your coun
try." said Lady "Aberdeen to the young
colored women who are studying to be
teachem. "I rejoice to learn at first
hand of your system."
Tells of Boys' Club.
Miss Asqulth told today how she had
a boy's club of her own In the east end
of London: how the boys who are about
ten to twelve years of age simply attend
for the sako of a good time and are
not being given an ostensible uplift ex
cept Indirectly as the result of being
kept away from eil associations and
taught to follow Innocent pastimes.
Miss Asnulth and Lady Aberdeen.
accompanied by Mrs. Bryce and a party
of friends, occupied scats in the diplo
matic gallery or the Senate for half an
hour or more today, shortlv after tha
se-slon opened. They followed the pro
ceedings Intently and seemed deeply ln-
leresieu. in mem.
I-ady Abdereen and Miss Asqulth will
attend the Charity Ball tonight in com
pany of a number of the diplomatic
New Haven and Grand Trunk
Presidents' Counsel to Plead
NEW YORK, Jan 6. Counsel for
President Mellen. of the New Haven
railroad, and President Chamberlain, of
trie urana irunK. appeared In the Unit
ed States court today and obtained a
postponement for one week of final
pleading In the case of tho two ac
cused magnates Indicted Tor criminal
conspiracy In restraint of trad.
I.arlr n T?cnor 17rn 4 H
Bishop Caused Him to
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ASKS FOR BURIAL
IN BLESSED GROUND
G. F. Embler Is Survived by
Mother, Aged 91, Living ia
Wheeling, W. Va..
.George P. Emblemr formerly a
Catholic priest, was found dead afeeat
noon today- in a room on the secaa4
floor of -the boarding hOHse at 966 II
street northwest, where Ike had beeav
living for the last two weeks.
It was thought at first thai Mr-
Emblem had been stricken with beari
disease, and that death, was due t
I causes, but a Bomber abet
ters found ia-'his room indicateJgpMt
IMjaigbt have coatempkiteCB-iieMe.
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exact ewe 'of death.
1 Left Letter to Cardinal.
From a. letter signed by- himself aad
addressed to Cardinal Satollt. hi Roae,
it was evident that he had- been ovt
of the priesthood for many yean. It
was. tnis letter which suggested a :
aTblllty of suicide, although it was
by the Coroner that the letter
have been written by a mas who feared
he would die suddenly In a; strange oHy
with no friends near. It waa dated Oc
tober 2S, 1908., -
'Mr. Emblem, It was apparent freca
his papers, had traveled extensively
during tne last few years. At dMCsrj
ent times he had held positions oa '
the Cathollo Press, the .Monitor, and
the Catholic Herald.
, Although Mr. Emblem .was sixty-four
years old, his mother, Mrs. EllzabeUt
Emblem, ninety-one rears old. Is still,
alive. She lives in Wheeling and la said
to be wealthy and a member of one of
the prominent families In the West Vir
Mr.jEmblern, fully dressed except for
his coat, was lying on the Boor of Us
room when he was found by the land
lady. He had been dead several hours.
He spent last evening- at the home of
friends -.at 90S M street .northwest, aad '
seemed to 'be in the best of spirits.
During the last ten years he had spent
much time in Washing-ton. endeavoring
to press a claim before Congress aad
the United States Supreme Court in con
nection with a land patent
Under No Censure.
The. letter addressed to Cardinal Sa
tolli read. In part, as follows:
"My good mother, born in ISS. Is still
living, but Is without jthe church. JQ(U
status as a priest prevents my visltlaS
Wheeling, the home, of my boyhood, I
studied at Munster, Westphalia. Prus
sia, Onsbruck, and was Anally admitted
to the priesthood of Omaha by the RU
Rev. Bishop McQuade, In Rochester, N.
Y.. October 13, 1SI8.
'i am under no censure I Know ou
T3 il&itlainn rf Ulu 'E'm tnfceiA 4h A
Apostolic Delegate. Cardinal Martinet!!,
of Washington. D. C. I am a priest of
He then goes on to say that a cer
tain bishop had refused to give him
proper respect and. although, his
mother was very Wealthy, he had been
obliged for many years to earn a living
outside the priesthood. In conclusion,
he asked the favor of burial In conse
crated ground and also the anostoflc
Claim Before Congress.
On May 31, last. Congressman Davis
of West Virginia introduced a bill In
Congress for the relief of George F.
Emblem. The bill provided that he be
cald C5.000. "In full reimbursement of
moneys expended and costs incurred by
him. pursuant to law. against the -preemption
cash entry of George F. Weed,
numbered 4.390. covering tho southeast
quarter of section twenty-two. township
two nortn, or range iorty-elght wtst
which tract embraces the town of
iuma, Colorado, the count v seat of
Austin Rite, a clerk at the New WU
lard. is a nephew of Mr. Emblem. He
said he had seen him several times dur
ing the last few years.
JOSEPH R. WILSON
MAY BE SENATOR
The possibility that Joseph R. Wilson,
brother of the President-elect, may bo
elected to the Senate from Tennessee. Is
reported In dispatches from Nashville.
The legislature of Tennessee Is as
sembling today and the quesUon of
choosing a Senator la uppermost In the
minds of everybody. The matter Is
watched with keen Interest here be
cause failure to elect a Democrat from
Tennessee would Jeopardize Democratic
control of the United States Senate.
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