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Rain This Afternoon
Yesterday's Circulation, 47,184
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 191JJ;
PRICE ONE CENT
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Suffragettes May Be Forced
to March While Traction
Lines Are Operating.
FIGHT IS ON IN CONGRESS
Commissioners Expect to Rope
Off Avenue, But Companies
May Seek Damages.
Discovery that cars of the Capi
tal Traction Company are likely to
run on the Avenue during the suf
frage parade threw suffrage leaders,
District Commissioners, street car
company officials and members of
both houses of Congress into con
sternation today. The situation ia
complicated by severar problems,
prominent among which Is the fact
that the law requires the cars to run
and that only an act of Congress can
order them stopped.
That such a law can be passed is
admitted as doubtful by Congressman
Taylor of Colorado, author of a joint
resolution stopping the cars which
he and Senator Southerland of Utah
are prepared to offer in their respec
Company Wants To Run.
The Capital Traction Company plans
to run Its car unless It la stopped.
Officers of the company today quoted
the law and declared that stopping
of the cars means a loss of thousands
The Commissioners will confer with
Corporation Counsel Thomas this after
noon about the matter. President Ru
dolph, of the board, said they are
" " ivc me nun Dy me norns
and Instruct the police to stop the
cars. They fear, however, that the
Congressman James liann, minority
leader, announced to Congressman Tay
lor that he considers the parade "darn
foolishness" Ind Is prepared to ob
struct the passage of the resolution to
stop the cars.
In the- Senate It is believed the reso
lution will go through more easily.
To Rope Off Avenue.
Meanwhile police authorities have
issued orders for roping off of the Ave
nue. This will block the cars of the
Washington Railway and Electric Com
pany at Ninth and Fourteenth streets
and the Avenue.
The "Washington Railway and Electric
Company announced today that It will
"obey the law requiring It to run Its
cars so far as possible, but no police
ivies will be violated." The Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company it
teuBia?edVdt;es not "kc to have Its
schedules broken by suspension of traf
fic, but its position is less antagonistic
to the parade than that of the Capital
"w.hy. shou,d we be interfered with?"'
f.k!? Secretary H. D. Crampton, of the
The avenue will be cleared of all
vehicles except street cars at 3 p. m.
by police order. It is easy enough to
clear the streets of automobiles and
wagons, but the street cars are ob
viously another proposition.
No such problem arises with respect
to the street cars durintr th ininm.i
,.wuc "tumi me cessation 01 all traf
fic is specifically ordered in a Joint in
augural resolution passed weeks ago
1,257 TO U. S.
Debt Result of Money Loaned
in 1876 and 1877, Is House
That the District of Columbia owes
the United States Government $1,300,37
in Interest as the result of money ad
vanced to it in 1876 and 1S77, is stated
in a report made today by a atibcom
mlteeof the House District Committee
investigating the finances of Washing
ton. The subcommittee goes into the ques
tion of the borrowed moneys with great
detail, and recommends that legislation
be enacted compelling the Dlstlrct to
pay back all the money that it is al
leged to owe. It points to the fact that
the sundry civil appropriation bill,
passed August, 1S12, directed the District
to refund about $768,000 to the United
States because of District patients in
the Government Hospital for the In
"sane, and adds that a strict accounting
of all the financial relations between
the District and the Gov ernment should
The report Is based on the investiga
tion made by Accountant J. R. Mayes.
and is related to the effort made by
Chairman Johnson, on the floor of th
House recently to have the District
pay this money out of Its current ap
propriation bllL The report Is signed
ny Chariman Johnson and Congress
men Oldfield. Lobeck. Herger, Dyer, Sul
loway. George, and Redfield. The re
port Is entitled. "One relating to the
inurst on the 63 per cent bonds of the
March to Hyattsville From
Laurel n Steady Downpour
By Luncheon Time.
READY FOR THE FINAL LAP
"General" Jones' Sturdy Band of
Suffragettes Will Reach the
Forgetting their swollen and blis
tered feet In their joy at reaching
the battlements before Washington,
the suffragette "hikers'" army of
"General" Rosalie Jones plodded gay
ly through Beltsville shortly before
noon today. The women forgot even
that a little luncheon was in their
knapsacks, ready for eating at Belts
ville, according to schedule.
The macadam road from Laurel,
Md., this morning's starting place,
was a delight after the heavy mud of
Maryland encountered before reach
Walkers Show Gameness.
The downpour of rain dampened not
in the least the spirits of "General"
Jones' army of game little walkers.
Every step brought a wince of pain,
which was lost in the trace of a smile
at the thought of tomorrow's triumphal
entry into the Nation's Capital.
Ahead of schedule in their exu
berance, the "hikers" made Hyatts
ville soon after 1 o'clock this after
noon, and debated whether to proceed
to Bladensburg in order to shorten to
Beltsville, a mere hamlet, turned out
all Its inhabitants to see "General"
Jones' troopers at noontime. Men stood
in the rain with' heads uncovered and
cheered the valiant little band. That
tribute from the entire community tick
led "General" Jones and "Colonel"-
Craft with their army. It put "pep
into the rest of the hike to Hyatts
ville,, . .
In Hyattsville, the reception showed
naught, of .the -spirit of antagonism fos
tered by some citizens. There is a
strong antl delegation in the town, "but
everybody buried hostilities and paid
honor to the marchers as "the bravest,
gamiest little women that ever wore
out good shoe leather.
Water Tank Decorated.
The town's water tank, plastered
with "Votes for Women" in three-foot
letters, angered some of the inhabitants.
But that didn't prevent a group of
about 100 men and women from march'
Ing forth to meet the band on its way
to Hyattsville. Nor did it keep a great
crowd from gathering around the muni
cipal building from noon until 1:30 to
seee the "hikers" arrive.
In the municipal building they dined
at the invitation of Captain Greagor,
of the Hyattsville militia.
There 'were no desertions today.
Everybody walked. "Traitor" was the
term applied to an body w ho thought of
riding on the last lap of the journey.
None of the women wanted that term.
So ther marched on resolutely with
teeth set, and a smile at the thought of
Not Bothered By Rain.
"Why, a little rain doesn't bother us
in the least," declared "Colonel" Craft
before setting forth on the days
jaunt. "After going through the
tortures of marching in Maryland mud,
this sort of weather and this kind of
roads are easy. Why, this is Just as
easy as doing a 'turkey trot' on a ball
The more hardy of the women, in
cluding "Colonel" Craft, decided not to
even wear rubbers this morning. "Col
onel" Craft, while rather crippled by
the hike, declared today that she has
her "walking feet" back, and will be In
the forefront of the hike until it marches
(Continued on Second Page.)
FOR GEN. STEEVER
Officer in Charge of Border
Troops Since 1911, to Give
Up His Command.
As a result of the order Issued by
President Taft today for Brig. Gen.
Edgar Z. Steever to report to a re
tiring board at San Antonio, that of
ficer, who has been in charge of the
troops on the Mexican border since
the beginning of the Madero upris
ing In 1911, will shortly be retired.
Brigadier General Steever would be
retired for age August 18. The order
of the board will probably hasten
me aate or retirement.
The retlrlnir board, as const ltnt..,(
llLarm.y orJ?er." today. will comprise I
WMW r3.n TnalA.. fl Clin.. tl n
Frederick A. Smith, Brig. Gen. Clar
ence It. Edwards, Major Basil H.
Dutcher. and Major Francis M. C.
Usher. Capt. Jtobert C. Foy will act
Brig. Gen. Clarence Edwards has been
directed to take temporary command of
hte Sixth brigade, now on Its way to
Galveston. Brig. Gen. R. M Hoyt was
named ag commanding officer of this
TV'".- .V.' r"".. 'i uiik. ura. ,
Drlgade, but Is still at Minneapolis,
wheie he has been prevented by Illness
from taking up his new duHen with
headquarters at Fort D. A. Rusaell,
Lieut. Col. George SIcK. Williamson
will have charge of the general supply
depot at Galveston, whence the second
division, when concentrated there, will
obtala 1U supplies.
Intends to Go to Office There
Each Day While President,
WOULD SMASH PRECEDENTS
Lawmakers See Plan to Attempt
to Keep Control of Legisla
tionView of Members.
By JOHN SNURE. v
Is Woodrow Wilson going to smash
all precedents that hedge round the
Chief Executive and the legislative
branch of the Government by going
to the Capitol daily when President
and spending several hours In the
President's room, calling in Senators
and House members and directly
seeking' to influence legislation?
The amazing story that the President-elect
has such a plan in mind
is borne in on Washington today
through an article on the new Presi.
dent In the Saturday Evening Post
Direct -From Wilson.
Samuel G. BIythe, for years a Wash
ington correspondent, perfectly familiar
with the traditions of the Capital, au
thor of the article, asserts that Gov
ernor Wilson himself has told him he
contemplates such a course. ,
Such action would be revolutionary.
The President-elect knows this as well
as anyone, but there Is no reason to
doubt the correctness of the version: of
hia Interview with Mr. Wilson asUr.
BIythe gives It. ' -p
The report that President-elect Wilson
intended to make regular trips to the
Capitol and spend much time In the
President's room has. been circulated
for some days. It was laughed at at
first. It was supposed to be a Joke. But
now that the article referred to specific
ally says ilr. Wilson has expressed
aucn an inuniiuii. m ulffui
put an me-maiier. . t
It Is recalled that some ofvthe bitter
est opponents of executive usurpation
have been Senate Democrats. Senators
Bacon and Tillman, as well as others,
have strongly Inveighed against It
In connection with the reported Inten
tion of the President-elect to campaign
for legislation In the President's room,
the fact that Joseph Wilson, brother
of the President-elect, is a candidate
for Secretary of the Senate Is Interest
ing. This candidacy has been opposed
by some Senators on the ground that It
was not fitting a brother of the Presi
dent should be present at executive
sessions and thus In possession of Sen
Only Show Room.
Hitherto, "the President's room at the
Capitol has been considered chiefly, a.
thing to show to admiring visitors. It
Is used at the end of every session of
Congress for about an hour while the
President is signing up the last batch
of bills. It Is also used when the Pres
ident goes to the Capitol on ceremonial
occasion. But it has never been lodktd
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
FOR EXTRA SESSION
Revision of Tariff and Reform
of Banking System Planned
TRENTON, N. J.. Feb. 27. The extra
session of Congress called for April 1
will revise the tariff and reform the
banking and currency laws, if the
wishes of President-elect Wilson , are
concurred In by the Democratic leaders
This fact became known here today,
although Governor Wilson did not an
nounce them. He has not said definitely
what subjects he would ask tho extra
session to consider.
When asked about his plans for being
on the ground at the Capitol lie said:
"I have not yet settled, what my hublls
will be In Washington."
Nevertheless, It is learned that Gover
nor Wilson believes thut tariff revision
and banking and currency reform
should go together, or so dose together
as to amount to the name thing, and
It Is also understood he will deal with
Congress much us he has dealt with
the New Jersey legislature on thn spot.
Here his office Is on the same floor
.1 ... ..
ine senate ana Mouse, wnilo ttv
bills In which he Is Interented have been
pending, he has had dally conference
In his office with the iarty leaders of
both houses. As it is a mile from the
Oapltol to the White Houso, In Wash
ington, It Is thought he will go to the
Capitol frequently, to be In close touch
The President's rom at the Capitol Is
usually used but one a year, when the
President goes down to Congress to
"What if It used tnr all thn res,, of
tho tlmr?" Governor Wilson asked to
day, when lold how the room had been
used in the past
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he smiled knowingly, indicating by the
question and smile that it might bu used I
to greater extent In the future.
REMEDY TO CET
Dr. J. F. Anderson to Bring Back
From New York Samples of
Serum for Strict Trials. .
EXPERTS' TO BE EMPLOYED
Not Until Full Examination Has
Been Made Will Last Report
on Cure" Be Issued.
A thorough scientific test of the so
callecTFrledmann cure for tubercu
losis is tto be made by the Govern
ment at the hygienic laboratory of
the Public Health Service here.
Dr. John F. Anderson, director of
the laboratory, left Washington early
today, to bring back from New York
the cultures obtained from Dr. Fried-
mann by Dr. Foster, of the Public
Health. Service In New York.
Surgeon General Blue and other of
fleers of the Public Health Service,
are being deluged with letters and
telegrams bearing all sorts of pa
thetic messages, from stricken ones
and their friends.
Many of these messages are from
unfortunates havlng-no other hope,
and grasping for the last straw.
The Friedmann vaccine will not how
ever, be given to any one until a
thorough scientific, test is made by
the Public Health Service. This re
ply has been sent Jto thousands: "who
have sent appeals that they might
be used in experimental work.- The
best Qualified eXDerts of the. Public
Health Service will be assigned, to
the' laboratory work here and not
until a thorough and complete test
is made will the vaccine be either
used, recommended, or condemned by
the Public Health Service.
H , vToTy On Pigs.
rabbits, and monkeys at the hygienic
laboratory. Officers of the Public
Health Service are still skeptical of
tho cure, "But this will not Influence the
official tests. It Is declared.
Officers of the service are astounded
at tho number of letters received from
persons who are willing to be mada
tho subject of experiments. Iln addi
tion to these leters there are hundreds
from relatives of the victims of the
disease begging and praying that thelf
loved ones be selected to test the cure.
Senator Gore Asks
For Federal Control of
Dr. Friedmann's Remedy
Government control and administra
tion of the Friedmann tuberculosis
treatment. If the culturo proves success
ful In the cure of the "white plague'"
was advocated today by Senator Gore,
of Oklahoma. The Senator introduced
the resolution which resulted in an of
ficial -investigation of the Friedmann
'cure" by Consul Thackera, of Berlin,
and has been energetic In his efforts to
bring the boon of the Berlin doctor's
treatment to sufferers in America.
"The first thing to be considered is
whether the Friedmann treatment is
efficacious," said Senator Gore today.
"On that point, I have no opinion. Tho
Government should make careful tect
of the claims which Dr. Friedmann
claims for his remedy. If its value is
established by these tests, the treat
ment should be placed by the Govern
ment at the disposal of every sufferer
Should Have Power.
"In order to bring this about, if the
remedy is all that is claimed for !t,
I yhnll ask that Congress take such
action as may be necessary. The Gov
ernment should have full power In the
Gore would not say, if the cure was
established, whether he would advocate
purchase of Dr. Friedmann's patent
rights by the Government declaring
that details of plans for giving the dis
cover' to the public, should Its value
be proven, should await tests of the
The Public Health and Marine Hos.
pltal Service, In its hygenlc laboratory
here, will probably make tests of a
quantlt of the culture, which it has
obtained from tho Berlin physician.
The Hygenlc laboratory Is one of the
best equipped in the world for the test
ing of bacilli.
Surgeons At Work.
Surgeons there are now working on
cures for Infantile paralysis and other
Infectious diseases, und experlmentlni
with the germs of bubonic plague,
cholera, and a score of other malignant
diseases. Monkrx, guinea pigs, rats,
'ind other animals are employed to
test various remedies.
Although no definite plans have been
mappod out yet. It was assumed hor.
that the Friedmann culture would first'
bo ttHted on nointi of these animals. '
und If it proves succesefui In relieving '
their sufferings from Inoculated lnfec-l THKNTO N J., Keb. !7. "My
inm l,"r0l,Y,n.1iemIl,B,.IH v?l,ma " declination of membership In the Chevy
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I e'eCl Wilson today. In explanation ot
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Leaders Surrender, and Revolt
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JCEXICO CITY, Feb. 27. Fallowing
the surrender of Gen. Emlllono Za
pata, rebel leaders of the north- today
yielded to the Diaz-Huerta administra
tion, and war against the government
in the north Is practically broken.
Venustlano Carranza, revolting gov
ernor of Coahuila. today expressed will
ingness to recognize the new regime.
Pascuel Orozco, Jr. governor of To-
basco, most powerful of the northern
rebel generals, also has declared al
legiance to the new government.
General Gonzales, governor of Chi
huahua, Is now the only ruler in
northern Mexico who Is opposing
Huerta. He is In jail and wilt be court,
martlaled and probably shot.
The Huerta administration plans im
mediately to urge the United States to
recognize the new Rovernmcnt, through
EmIIIo Rabasa, appointed ambassador
to Washington. Rabasa, a former sen
ator and one of Mexico's foremost au
thorities on international law, was
chosen by Huerta and confirmed by the
cabinet at a special meeting.
Exactly as EmIIIo Madero. brother of
the slain president was reported killed
near Monterey, so there was a report
and denial of the shooting of Raoul
Madero In Torreon. There was a rumor
today that Huerta had admitted that
Emilia Madero Is dead, but this could
not be confirmed.
Fighting Is General
And Other States
EE. PASO, Tex.. Feb. 27.-Flghtlng is
general today throughout the states of
Sonora, Coahuila, and Morelon. Jose
Marytonera .who resigned the govern
orship of Sonora last yesterday, has
fled, and it Is reported he has come to
the American side.
DUES TOKAY GOLF
President-Elect Explains Why
He Declined Membership in
Chevy Chase Club.
fer to Join a club ns a tegular mem-
ber and pay dues like anybody else."
Why He Was a Hero.
ZURICH, Kelt. 27 "I would not have
bothered about him, only ho was wear
ing my skates." nonchalantly remarked
ten-year-old Kmll Reich after lm res
cued a companion from a hole In the
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IS UP TO CONGRESS
After Opinion By Wickersham,
Taft Is Said to Doubt His
Authority to Act.
A complication in the method of over
coming the act of retrocession whereby
that part of the District of Columbia
ontthe west bank of the Potomac river
was ceded to Virginia1, appeared during
the consideration of the question at the
"White House today, and President Taft
is now said to be inclined to think that
the initiative In the matter should be
taken by Congress and not by the exe
cutive branch of the Government.
This view is thought to be based on
the opinion of Attorney General Wicker
sham, with whom the President held
a conference yesterday afternoon.
Local financiers are bringing as much
pressure as possible to bear on the
President, as It Is believed that no op
portunity to start the suit will again ap
pear as zavoraDie as the present one.
Leaders Declare Every Union
Worker in Paterson Will
Walk Out By Monday.
PATERSON'. X J.. Feb. 27. That
every union weaver In the city will
have Joined the strike now In progress
by next Monday, was the claim madi
by the strike leaders here today. More
than 400 men Joined the strike today,
and late yesterday all of the workers In
the blB Pelgram & Meyers plants, the
largest Individual concern In the city,
quit work. Today shop meetings are
being held In all of the mills, ami It
vvjs hoped b the strike leaders that
the demands of the union will be gener
There has been no real disorder. The
twenty-ono ders who were arrested
late esterday while participating In a
demonstration at the Gearing Silk Com
pany's plant were paroled today by Re
corder Carroll, after they had promised
to refrain from participating In further
demonstrations In this city pending the
final disposition of the charges against
them They will have a hearing In court
on March U
FOUR HUNDRED MORE
INSURANCE CONCERNS I
ARE SHARPLY SCORED !
IN MAJORITY REPORT I
Subcommittee Divided in Views With Three mem
bers Unfavorable to Companies arid Two
Equally Strong in Their Defente iohnsoir
and George Defend Officials.
CONGRESSMEN DENOUNCE THE SOURCES
FROM WHICH ATTACKS WERE DIRECTED
. With the committee sharply divided1 on almost all
phases of the question, the predominant element being em
phatic in its criticism of the management of the-Commercial
and First National fire insurance companies, the sub
committee of the House District Committee investigating
the insurance conditions of the District made its report to
The majority report, unfavorable to the companies,
is signed by Congressmen Redfield; Prouty, and Berger;
the minority report, signed by Chairman Johnson and Con
gressman Henry George, is a vigorous defense of the com
panies and denounces the sources from "whick attacks were'
made upon them. r
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The majority report is mainly based
on the- contention that the First and
the Commercial National Fire Insur
ance Companies were guilty- of flagrant
misrepresentations In their prospectuses
and circulars sent In the effort to gain
stock subscriptions, and It concludes
with these words:
"We want to utter a word of warn,
ing to the stockholders: Already there
has been called to our attention the fact
that effort are being made by certain
persons to buy up the stock of these
companies at a greatly reduced price.
wnue tne expenses of organization
while we believe that the manner of
enndurffnir thA hii,1nM ...k ,.
great danger, we nevertheless hope that
these matters will be corrected.
we nave tried to obtain and make a
part of this report the names, addreaes
And nmntmt nf .tnol, 1.1.. w.. ....w
stockholder. The companies have re
sisted our efforts to do this, and have
refused absolutely to furnish us fori MrirWVhY- ion "! crltl
our own use such a list .Sf?.f, th .!"oUye nl conduct of
our own llv amnh fl llfr
ine present management Is In ab
solute control of the company. They
have In effect a close corporation. They
are the only ones who have access
to the list of stockholders, Unless In
some way the stockholders can becume
acquainted with each other, the pres
ent management will forever continue
the same as before, if they so desired
There is too much money now invested
in them by the stockholders to allow
it to be wasted."
Scores Public Men.
At another point the report sajs: "The
practice ot public men allowing their
names to be used for exololtlnir nr nm.
motion purposes cannot be too harshly
condemned. Men who have public con
fidence have no right to merchandise It.
"The commlttfH believes that rh lit
erature of the committee was deceptive
and calculatd to mislead Investors. In
order to tap the desired golden store
with safety. It was e&sential that no
statements be made which could be
successfully challenged. It was open,
however, to tne Jicilllul authors of the
literature of these companies to leave
a good many things unsaid, which. If
stated, would have put In a different
"It Is obvious that If the persons to J$ " kki wa8.W0rtn- "! for the purpWs
whom It was nought to sell the stock' ?0,hY,vthePoor nd the ignorant;
of the Commercial Fire Insurance Com-' ! - ie.M 2 uperlntendent of ln
pany and of the National Fire In-1 5"ra,5ier.Wf Fe PromP"y d,."mi!
surance Company were acquainted with I b VtC,mm ?'!?neJ? of..the District."
tho real nature of the contracts en- j iri r ie.t' the Sow. ork '"-
tered Into between the alr companies.
and Tuttle. Wlghtman, and Dudley, It
would be difficult, if not Impossible, to
sell the stock."
The matter of the valuation of the
Southern bulldln?. and the control ot
the two companies by Tuttle. Wight
man, and Dudley, Is treated in greit
detail, and Is target a rehash of the
testimony before the committee.
Xo recommendation for legislation Ii
included In the report.
Lady Scott Composed
Over Husband's Death
WELLINGTON, New Zealand. Feb.
27. Lady Scott, widow of Capt. Rob
ert F. Scott, the explorer who per
ished after reaching the South Pole,
arrived here today.
"I must be brave as my husband
would wish me to be," were her first
word, as she was met at the quay
by Commander K. R. G. R. Evans and
her brother. Lieutenant Bruce. She
was dry-eyed, and her features were
composed, though obviously con
trolled by great effort.
Lady Scott said that she learned of
her husband's death by wireless,
while aboard the steamer Aorangl,
on which she crossed from San Fran
cisco, leaving there February 15 sev
eral days before the news of Captain
Scott's death with his four comrades
The JE.m.m valuation ciEJoutn
era butMtaff is declared correct, -taa
official conduct of 'Insurance Super
intendent InghawMs upheld, asd the
insurance companies- concerned are
declared solvent In the- minority re
port, signed -by two members of the
committee, Ben Johnspn and Henry
The findings are formally expressed
First That there can be no seri
ous criticism of,, the official conduct
of the superintendent of insurance.
: 000.000 placed unon the Smith.
building properties selected by Mr.
IyrJ,.ra 5S" beea fHl vindicated:
Commercial Fire Insurance and the
i ?!"". ,re .insurance) are
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never been otherwise.
rne minority report includes grave
Surges against District Commissioner
" freely made that Messrs.
Bell and 8telwagen Inspired the Investi
gation In order to have the valuation
of the Southern building kept donn.
The charge heard during thfr Investi
gation, that as neighboring: property
owners they were much interested in
this, is made at length by the minority
members ot the committee.
What is deemed an Important part of
the finding is a statement that certain
charges and representations "have
turned out tobe entirely false."
These representations Include the
charge "that, the firm of Tuttle, Wight
man & Dudley had been dlrven out of
the State of New "York: that Justice
Gould was being paid .000 annually
tor the use of his namee In the selling
of the stock of these insurance com
panies; that poor and Ignorant people
throughout the Union were being- rob
bed by them; that the two Insurance
pnmnAnlat a-4. nnt....l.ui.lft a, ..
j purpose,, and were not legitimate lnsur-
'. ,.,i.,it; iiiavi mere was COllU-
.slon between the superintendent af In
surance and the tow Insurance com-
Danied far thn rt,rwia nf kat.ti.- .
Southern building appraised for mora
fi'""'"1",c .man, wno was
prominent witness, is accused of having
come io resury m order to air an old
Regarding the appointment of the ap
praisers by Mr. Ingham the minority
report saysr ,
"All the testimony shows that the ap
praisers were duly and regularly ap
pointed, without fraud or corrupt
motives in such appointment, and that
.. I. nere competent and honest and
discharged thir duties Impartially and
free from selfish Interest, and the tes
timony further rhows beyond question
that this property Is worth J2.000.000."
IN CONGRESS TODAY. j
Senate met at U o'clock.
Agricultural diii taken
up " and dls-
Stir caused bv statement that Wilson
will spend much time at Capitol, seek
ing to Influence legislation.
Public buildings bill passed. leaded
with amendments, but Is expected to
fall in conference or be vetoed.
Debate continued on general deficiency
Report of House District subcommittee,
investigating insurance affairs of the
District, made public
Mayes report, relating to District fi
Efforts' at reaching- compromise on
Jones-Works' liquor bill, gota forward.
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