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TO BE CICTAT?B,
Says Roosevelt Wants
President-v for |
Proves by Letters That When
Teddy Made Charges He
Knew They Were False?As?
serts That Former Friend Has
Twisted Statements to Fit His
tically Places Mighty Hunter
in Ananias Club, and Brands
Him as a Tin Horn Sportsman.
Boston, April :5?President Tait
donned his Denting cltthea to-day,
abandoning his policy of silence under
tho attacks that CoIjdc-1 Theodore
Roosevelt h:i<l made upon him und lip?
on his administration, and for the sir."-,
time since Mr. Roosevelt r.nnouncfJ his
candidacy, launched Into a Omer de-|
hunclation of the former President. I
From tho tlrno Mr. Tafi entered
Massachusetts and made his first,
speech at Springfield shortly niter
noon, until late to-night, he hammered
away at Colonel Bposevelt. The presl
dent made close to a dozen speeches.
In all hi made it clear that he Is un?
alterably opposed t., Mr. Roosevelt;]
that he saw dlnast.t 'n ? third term
'ip the White Hous.- for any man. and
thut ho did n?t bcllevo f.'Oloriel Hook:-'
velt had given him a "square deal
llo spoke to good Bleed crowds In .ill
the cities whore he made ?et speech).-.
and at tho towns and villages \. h.rc
IiIh trwln stopped briefly, the people
Mocked around his pnvate car and
listened with clone uttentlon.
The President spuk?- .1 Springfield]
and Palmor. twice In Wiircester and at
Katlck, South Pranilnghum and several]
smaller towns. If) thi beginning he
seemed i<> utter his attacks on Colonel
Roosevelt with reluctance. |
?This wrenches my soul,'1 he said]
As t he day wore on. however, and
he made speech after speech In which
he denounced Mr. Rooccvclt again and
again. Mr. Taft grew nor.: aggressiv?
In inaitn.'r. emphasised h r, words with
gestures and apparently laid aside any
feeling of regnt he may have felt at
this evidence that the lo:.g friendship
with his former chief w .s broken. i
J Iis principal LJoston address was'
delivered In the Arena to a large
crowd, but before retiring to his prl-,
vato oar. he s>poke briefly to an over?
flow meeting in Symphony Hull. Ills'
speech In the Arena was delivered from'
manuscript, prepared curing the last
few days In Washington, carefully
gone over by members ..f his Cabinet,
and containing a detailed answer to
many of Mr. RooseveR'? charges.
The more salient points made by the
President are printed below;
TIib I'rcxldrnt's Speech,
In .September. 1911. Theodore Roose?
velt, then Vice-Prcsldent. succeeded to
t'.io presidency on the death of Wil?
liam McKinley and served three years
and nearly sjx months as President]
In his first term, llo was a candidate]
at tho election of 1901, and when lie
was returned by an overwhelming vote.
In November of that year, lie an- |
nounced that under no circumstances I
?would lie bo a candidate for. or ac?
cept another nomination.
When the campaign of l??s ap?
proached, ho recommended to the
American people that I. then his Sec?
retary of War, be made the Republi?
can candidate for President In the
approaching contest. Ho did every?
thing In his power to secure my nomi?
nation and election, and I havo had
tho deepest feeling of gratitude to
him on this account ever since. N*v- 1
or in thought, word. ..r d>-.-d have J I
been disloyal to my friendship for,
More than three years have elapsed
since I was inaugurated President, and!
a presidential campaign is now at 1
hand. A number of months ago I said
to the public that, like moat of my,
predecessors, I would welcome an ap?
proval of my present administration
by n re-election. After this lime Mr.
Roosevelt let it be known that he did
not Intend to be a candidate for the
presidency, ami said that t>.- would
regard his nomination as n calamity
personally and undesirable from every]
standpoint. Thcrenftcr the statements
that enme from him from time to time
became less and less firm in the reso-j
lutlon not to become n candidate, j
When certain State Governors Invited
him to do so. In February last, lie Is-1
ned a declaration In which he said
that he would acc.pt the nominal ion
I ftendcred, and would allow his name
??? remain In the convention until the
question was settled. Between the I
time that the. Governors had asked1
for his candidacy and his formal de-j
claratlon of acceptance he delivered
an address before the constitutional]
convention Of Ohio, in stSsion at Co-1
lnrnbus. which he put forth as Iiis i
charter of democracy under which hoi
hoped needed reforms might be'
brought about. The charter of demo?
cracy advocated a change In our judi?
cial system known as tho recall of
decisions, with a recall of Judges -un?
der circumstances not clearly defined,
and with other innovations, none ot
?which wore In accord with the plat?
form of tho Republican party, and to
some of which he- seems to have be?
come a very recent convert. ? ? ?
Mr. Roosevelt*" fharKcx.
By excerpts from my speeches he
hns Bought to show and has charged
that I am one ,?'ho has publicly an?
nounced that I uui In favor of an
aristocracy of political bosses, and
(Continued on Second PagcT)
38 DAYS IN MEXICAN PRISON
Mummln? experience ?>f Two Voting
El Paso, Tex., April 23.?After
thirty-eight day* [n the unspaakable
filth of the penitentiary ut Chlhimhua.
abused, Insulted and starved, althougth
ih r? was no charge against them, I*
J. B.'irion. nfr.'.i thirty-live, of Marlin.
Texas; and John Anderson, aged
twenty-five, of Bo?ton, Mass.; arrived
h-. to.-night, hnvinK been liberated
at Chihuahua last niK'nl throuch ihn
efforts ?f United Statci Consul Marlon
Lntcher. Th??y '>ore evidence of th;
ordeal through which they had I>jss
Hartoti lost twchty-Jlve pounds and J
Anderson ii^out twenty In confine?
ment. They had sold their clothing
to gat ? little fool, and arrived herd
In Indescribable intfrr. Roth f?;>rnt
five days In solltaiy confinement.
Karton the first uboti wl-.om sent?
ence was passed, l>ijrir.;r this tint's
hp waa given neither rood nor watci
And idori soon afterward? suffered tii'
In their cells ?h?r? a little win?
dow, but sharpened ^;i!k's projected
inward to keep thorn from approach?
ing close 'n''ugh to ihc bar.? to l?ok
Phasen of the torttir ? Ihey r ;fVr.
ed while isolated cannot bp related
In prini. *JY.i?*y v.-pr.? employed on Cip
M.ilheFon Ranch, near Pho?nlx. when
they heard that bettor pay way to
! e had !t the ItimUr camp at Pan
Pedro, Madera, Roth were well/
clothed and had money They had ?
reached Chb'juahua tn rout- when
they wer arrested.
No charge ever was placed against I
them, but they werp Inform.'d that j
Yankees wera srlven thirty davs
"just for v>pir.t' Americans," I ?iip-j
poee." remarkid Barton, who was ol
ways the spokesman. Hi.- was silent-j
ly lift to Infer that v.-as tho case.
Timp ufttr tlnvi h~ demanded a trial.)
but was Riven no hearing.
APPEAL TO CUSTOMS COURT
Question ?>f Free Fniry >>t Wood Pulp
and Paper to He Decided,
Washington. April 2.V?The question
of free entry of wood pulp and paper
t" tho Un'ted States from all foreign
iiutl";i? having commercial trcatlea
with this country ssoh will be ap?
pealed t<> t!i<- Customs Court.
The Hoard of General Appraisers at
Jfi w York has sustained the govern
aunt's contention that the favored
nations clause ><i treaties cannot be
Invokod to abolish the duties gen
crally on wood pulp and paper on the
ground that the free entry privilege
Is l.dnp enjoved by Canada under
the only operative section of the Ca?
nadian reciprocity agreement.
The American Rxpreaa Company and
"ti cr Importers of European wood pulp
It Is known tnat President. Taft
w'shes to have the Customs Court pas* :
upon the Question, which has been I
raised diplomatically by several Euro-:
DARE DEVIL" RUSH IS DEAD '
\rvi \nrk rire lltittnllou Chief Victim
of Fatal Accident.
New Yoik. April So.?While trying
in uvoiii striking a group of school j
children who wet.- crossing Hudson!
Street th'* afternoon, Battalion Chief
John Hush, of the Fire Department,
suddenly swung the department bug?
gy In which h? was riding sharply to .
one- side, the Vehicle tipping over and;
Hush l?e!ng thrown Violently to tile i
pavement, receiving injuries from |
which he died in a hospital shortly ;
afterwards. Rush ua.- a well-known I
figuie in the Fire Department, one ofl
his former occupations "neing that <?( j
driving the big and speedy automobile I
In which Fire Chief Croker usct to
respond to important alarms. Later
he became driver ?>r Chief Kenlotf. I
III? driving feats had sained tor "rum.
the nickname of "Dar< Devil" Rush.
The battalion chief's skull was frac?
tured he the fall. II* was forty-one
OLYMPIC STILL OFF RYDE
While Mar l.lner Probably Will Sull
Southampton. Apt 11 2.V?The White
star steamship Olympic, whose lire
men went on btrlk<* yesterday, has
bc< !i obliged to spend another day and j
night off i:yl.-. Isle of Wight; the pas?
sengers amusing themselves with Kite?
flying and .ether pastimes.
The strikers were satisfied to-day of
the seaworthiness i>f the Derthon
boats, by a practical demonstration,
but they then demanded that the coin- I
pany should dismiss the firemen who ?
had remained aboard when the strikers!
'lult the ship. This the company re?
fused to do, and the sitttkers will meet |
to-morrow to decide whether they win .
rejoin the Olympic. Meanwhile the ;
company has secured 2.">o firemen front
Sheffield and others from Llveri <>wl
and Portsmouth, und there Is expecta?
tion that the ?tr?nier will sail at SJ
o'clock to-morrow morning.
CARS BLOWN FROM TRACK
Wind storm Strikes I'nlon Pacific Pas.
MCOKcr Train?"0 Injured,
Omaha, Nob., April S5.?Twenty-nine
persons wert; Injured, one of them
?lames Mavis, perhaps fatally, when ?a ]
wind storm struck l":il"n Pacific pa:>- j
sensor train No. nr. a mile west of1
North l.oup. Nob., late this afternoon.
The entire train, the engine excupied,
was blown from the track and all the
A mile, of telegraph Mac was blown
down cutting off dlrccl communication
with larger outside cities for toveral
hours. The train, composed of a com- |
blnatlon mall, baggage and exproij
enr and two day coaches, was run
niiig tit a moderate rate when thej
gale struct: It, As soon as Eng'nenl
O'Hrlon realized what had happened
he ran his engine to t'rd and returned
with a car in which the Injured wer;
taken to Ord.
TOWN STRUCK BY TORNADO
One Vi email Killed, Several Person*
injured and Man)' Balldlntta Wrecked.
Poncn City. Okla., April 25.?Mrs..
Mary ('rooks was killed, several ITer-j
sons were Injured, none fatally, and
n .'core or rcoru Buildings were du- '
mollshcd l>y a tor.nado which struck I
the town of I'onca City late to-day. I
fourteen derrlo^s In the oil Aetda
southwest of I'onca City were wreck?
ed. The wind mowed a path about i
2?o yar<ls widt through the outer edge I
of the. residence, section of Ponca City.;
Against Income Tm Amendment.
Roston. April 2?.- -For the third suc?
cessive year Massachusetts has le
clarod against the Income tax amend?
ment to the Federal Constitution by
the action of~tho State Senate, which
to-day killed the measure, by a vote
of 14 to 17. There were, four pairs.
Se<? Fire to HIiiHtlng Powder.
f'alumct. Mich., April 25.?Charles
\n tikes, nged nfty-Hvc. committed' sui?
cide here to-day by sitting on a bt x
of hlustlns powder and settiiiK fire
Talk About Sup ression
Is Nonsense, Says
BY HIS CABINET
Ii Good Will oi' Morgan Inter?
ests Resulted, Colonel Declares, .
Tatt Was Bcnchciary?Raps
President for Mot Taking
Up Matter Before
Oyster Bay. SC. V.. April 2S.--"The.j
talk ubuui the ?suppression ol toe re?
port' is. nonsense." sai-i Colonel Roose?
velt to-night, in a eta Ulli? "t Setting
forth his connection with the Interna
lonal Harvester Company case t oi
oncl Roosevelt asserted that at a meet?
ing With hit Cabinet, nt winch Mr.
'Ihtt was present, it was decided thai
the Bureau oi Corporations be iu
structcd to complete us Investigation
.,f tat Harvester Company before any
sau was instituted, following the.
?su-1 course of procedura in such j
easts. Mr. Taft, he added, concurred
Ic tnts decision.
During the remainder of his ad-j
ministration, a petiod of a year and
a halt. Colonel Roosevelt said. the
Commissioner of Corporations was un?
able to complete his investigation, rte
said that in the tnree year* or the |
present administration Mr. Taft at any
time could have ordered the Attorney-1
General to bring suit against the nar.,
vester Company, or could have re- j
<iuis?'-d the Commissioner of Corpora-]
lions to hasten his investigation, hut!
that Mr. Tatt had taken no action, "ex"|
cept that now taken five days before]
t:..- Massachusetts primary."
Colonel Roosevelt also said that j
when the Northern Securities suit was :
brought against the .Morgan Interests!
In U"ij, he v. as expecting to run for
President, but that when the ilurves-i
ter Company matter came up in lttO/,|
he knew he would not be a candidate,
the following year, so that If the ac-!
tion taken In this case did secure tn? ]
good will "of any of the Morgan in?
terests for anybody, it secured their
good will for Taft.*'
Colonel Roosevelt then refers In do-;
tall to correspondence regarding the!
Harvester trust matter between htm-1
self. Charles J. Bonaparte. Attorney- !
General under President Roosuvclt |
and Herbert Knox smith, then and j
now Commissioner ot Corporation?.
The Colonel then sums up as fol-j
"Ii I took precisely the action In '
the Harvester trust case thut 1 tooK .
in all similar cases.
"2. I am entirely responsible for th?. ?
action taken, but It was taken with the
full approval of th? entire Cabinet, in
cludlng Mr. Taft, who was th:n a num?
ber of the Cabinet.
There remained at the time less
*:.;.n a year and a half of my admlnis
tration. During nils time, for the rea?
sons given by Mr. Dmitri, he was not
aide to finish the r-port ordered by tno
Senate. During this period, as Mr.
.Smith writes me, the only Instructions
I gav? hint In regard to th t report
were orders intended to facilitate its
preparation and publication.
"4. Over three years have elans ;d!
since Mr. Taft became President. Dur?
ing this entir? tune the litter of Mr.
Smith has been in the office of the At- '
torney-General, and .Mr. Taft canntt
have forgotten the debate about It In
th.- Cabinet meeting when he was a)
r.u-rnb.r ..f he Cabinet, and In which]
h>- tool; part. During thess thr?.e years:
Mr. Taft could at any time have or-!
dered the Attorney-Oeneral to proceed'
against the Harvester trust, without
rigard to the report, or have request?
ed the Commissioner of Corporations'
cither to hurry up the report or to glvfc i
him the reasons why It was impossible
to hurry It up.
N' t only did I not suppress any
papers connected with thj case, but I
left every paper on file either in the
Department of .lustlceorln th- Bureau
..f Corporations, and if anything wrong
has beiil done, cither in the way of
omission <>r commission, ti.n adminis?
tration had three years and two months
In which to correct the wrong.
"?. Mr. Taft has been over three
years In the White lions... D?ring that
period lie has had ample time either v>
publish the facts or to lake action'
against th..- Harvester trust. He has
taken :i<> action except that now taken,
live days before tho Massachusetts I
"7. This matter was brought up
in the .senate on the motion of Senator
Johnston, who. as a member <-i both
committees to Investigato Mr. Lorlmer.
has been bin earnest supporter and ad?
vocate. The circumstances under which'
It was passed and responded to give
ground for the belief that the pre-ar?
ranged purpose was to show that for
some Improper reason 1 had favored
the harvester trust, and the Morgan
interests. When under m> administra?
tion the Northern Sccruitlea suit wan
brought against Mr. Morgan, I wns ex?
pecting to run, as a matter of fact,1
did run. for President. In 1004. When
this harvester trust matter came up. it
was certain that I wna not going to
run. and Mr. Taft expected to run, ami
I expected that he would run in loos.
Tho action that l took against Mr.
Morgan was taken when I personally
was to pay for nnv consequences re?
sulting from Mr. Morgan's ill win. if
the action taken in Die harv*ster trust
did secure, the good will of that trust,
or any of the Morgan Interests for
anybody, It secured their good will for,
Did >"ot Consider .Support.
"But as a matter of fact, in nejthe.r
case did I consider in any way whether
any support would be gained for or
alienated from either mo or Mr. Taft.
.In both cases, and In all ether coses of
tho kind, I considered nothing out
whnt was demanded by right and Jus?
Colonel Roosevelt spent most of the
afternoon In preparing bis statement.
"I have just begun to fight." lie said
earlier In tho day. Ho received reports
- <Conlin^?<r"?nnN?jth Page.) ~
SPEAKERS HEARD j
Novel Features of En?
tertainment for News- i
TAFT AND BORDEN I
President in Boston and Premier
of Canada at liot Springs, Va.,
While Responding to Toasts. I
Thomas A. Edison and Dr.
Alexander Graham Bell
New York. April 35.?Representative
journalists from al) over the coun?
try were brought together to-night at
the. annual banquet pi the Associated
Press and the American Newspaper
Publishers' Association, held in the
ball room of the Waldorf Astoria ?10
tei. and tho entertainment provided
for t.iem, which was Interesting
throughout, was novel In the charncter
of sonic of its features. The tele
phone played a prominent part In lend?
ing both variety and novelty to tho
program. President Taft, although
actually In Boston, addressed the as- ;
?enabled gathering ov<; the long dis?
tance wires of the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company, his voice be- j
lug distinctly conveyed to each guest;
by means of a receiving instrument.
In like manner. Premier Borden, or
C: n?da, addressed the guests by long
distance telephone, from Hot Springs,
Yu. Intermingled with these ad?
dresses were sones over the telephone
wires by Mies J.sle Collins and Al
Joleon at the Winter Garden. Miss
Coliina sang a plaintive Southern mel?
The banquet hall was handsomely
decorated with draped Hags and great:
masses of flowers and foliage. At the;
tables were seated more (than 7?."J
guests. Those at the table of honor;
included President Frank U. Noyts
and other directors and officers of the
Assorlated press. President Bruce?;
Haldeman, of the American Newspaper
Publishers' Association: President
Flnley. ot the College of the City of.
New York; Augustus Thomas, the
playwright; Talcott Williams, head 'if
the" Pulitzer School of Journalism ot
Columbia University, and nr. Alex?
ander Graham Hell, and other guests
'Mi. surrounding galleries and boxes
were tilled with many women In hand?
some evening costumes.
Novel Features Intcrspcrncd.
It was between the courses of the
banquet that the novel features were
Interspersd, Lively airs from the or?
chestra sterttd the banqueting. The
announcement shortly afterward from
Congressman Victor Murdoek. _d:tor of
the Wichita Eagle, who acted as toast
master, that the voices of President
Taft and Premlar Borden would be
heard at sum great distances as sep?
arated the speakers from the diners
was greeted with enthusiastic applausa
and set the guests to examining the
apparatus suppiu.-i for accomplishing
this feat. Underneath each table was
a watclicas? receiver, supplied by the
Western Electric Company, with con?
nections with the long distance wins
and also with the local wires of the
New York Telephone Company; First
the: a came over the wires the voice of
Al. Jolson, singing a ragtime melody.
"Fiddle Upon Your Violin." .
The diners were next connect id with
Premier Horden. Me dw.Mt imon tho
responsibility and opportunities of tin
uncorrupted press and expressed tho
hope that Great Britain and Amirlco
would always unite In a common effort
to attain the highest stan-lards of civ-'
A demonstration of cheers by th*
diners und enthusiastic waving of
handkerchiefs by the wom?n in the
galleries broke out when tVu to.iHtm.is
ter Introduced Thomas A. EJison as
"The First American." As the Investor
of the t .'lephone. who had made \i
nlght's long distance entertainment
possible and as the man Who had "maVrt
the deaf hear."' l>r. Alexnnder Craham
Pell was Introduced. Llk > his brother
Inventor, he did not speak, but rose to
acknowledge an enthusiastic rising
President Itruce ll.ill.man. of thoi
American Newspaper Publishers" As?
sociation, referred to the fact that
Major Archibald W. Butt wan a gue*l
of honor at the banquet; n. year ago.
and paid a feeling tribute, to the
Prealdont's former aide and to "all
heroes ot I he Titanic.'- tor whom he
proposed a rising, sile.u toast. The!
toast was given with all reverence ,
President Taft'S address came over the!
wires at this Juncture, it was receiv?
ed with great applause and laughter. ;
When the President inked, "Do you,
hear."' the entire telephonic audience
answered: "Yes." although It wus said
that the president ronld not have
heard the answer fil '?, end of the
wire. After exprcs ? ig regrent at his
inability to he prea .it. President Taft
" I shall not weight ihy message to
you with an expression of my rospeel
for the concentrated power in this
country that you gentlemen represent.
The safely of the country lies In the
fact that you neutralise ench otlxr. and!
In tu" growing convlcltaii of the coun?
try that the (rust Is not in you, tit that
It lies between you. I am not thereby
consi?uin? you all to on Ananias Club,
hovever si' >ng your desire for close
association under some banner, but ft
nm explaining to you hoc/ each one of
you saves tho country from the. rest.
"My dear fellow craftsmen, engaged
with me in uplifting society as Su
MCCII I'KR. good night; PAX VOBI8
Toastmaster Murdoek, before Intro?
ducing Talcott Williams, head of the
Pulitzer school of journalism, at Col?
umbia University, made, nr. appeal for
Independence of tho press.
Although William Marconi was un?
able to be present, a rising toast was
drunk in his honor also, and then
President I'inley, of tho College of the
City of New York, spoke, in a humorous
Augustus Thomas, tne playwright. I
told of his newspaper experiences.
House Passes Pujo
241 to 15.
Takes Stab at Untcrmyer, and
Declares Underwood and Clark
Have Been Driven by Wil?
son to Declare for the
Investigation of the
Washington. April ?Tho Housj
to-day empowered Its Banking and
Currency Committee to make a sweep?
ing Investigation of financial Inter?
ests of th.- country; their relation.-, to
industrial transportation and banking
interests: and th? extent to which
melt- Inter-relations may constitute a
By a vol.- of 241 to 15 the Pujo reso?
lution ?Jinbraclng practically all the'
allegations and authority of the I
original Henry "money trust" resolu?
tion was passed by the House.
Immediately Representative Mann,
of Illinois. Republican, leader, in a
fiery speech charg'd tho Democrats
with trying to "hold up" thr> cor?
porations, and force them to support
the Democratic candidate for the
Representative Pujo, chairman of
the Banking and Currency Commit?
tee, announced late to-day bfrat he
had telegraph.-.d to Samuel I'ntcr
tnyer. New York, and Kdgar 11.
Farrar, of New Orleans, the attorn lys
who are to conduct tie Investigations,
asking them to meet the c^m.mittet
Tue attorneys will b? asked to ar?
range lor an opening of the "money
Representative Mann charged dur?
ing the debate that "Mr. Untermyer,
of New York, Is proposing to milk
the money powers and the. corpora?
tions that he is seeking to investi?
"Tils Is one of these ?conif-atid-soe
?nc" resolutions." said Mr. -Mann. "Wc
: have an Important political campaign!
ahead of us. There Is no id for
money. They say to a corporation:
?Come and show up everything you
have ever done, or else put up the
stuff.' Tlwy say, "If you dare make
a move in f.xvor of our political op?
ponents wo will drag you up before
the bar of our committee." No such
?grors Ojbuse was ever exercised In
the history of the government.
UenlcH C hnrRc.
Chairman Henry, of the Rules Com?
mittee, denied Mr. Mann's charges. He
said the House had already passed a
campaign fund publicity bill, which
would prevent any 'milking of the
"Mr. Underwood and Speaker Clark
went Into a Democratic caucus and
defeated a favorable report on the
Henry resolution," said Mr. Mann,
??lint the two gentlemen are candi?
dates for nomination for the presi?
dency. The gentleman from Texas
has run them to cover. He has his |
way now, representing another candl-1
date for the presidency, Mr. Wilson,
of New Jersey, and the distinguished
Ca lid'dates for the presidency from
Alabama and Missouri are afraid to
stand where they stood at tho time
of the Democratic caucus. They have
laid down and let the gentleman from
Texas walk over their prostrate,
Chairman Henry denied that either
Speaker Clark or Mr. Underwood was
opposed to the new resolution. "They
would not suppress 'my dear Ilarrl
man" letters," be declared; "they would1
not suppress the letters that were
written by Perkins or about Perkins,
or those recotds that are now lurking
in a bureau of this government."
Chairman Pujo. of the Banking and
Currency Committee, said that wider
powers of Investigation were demand- '
cd by tho lawyers who have been en- ;
gaged by the committee.
"Is It not a fact that Mr. I'nter-1
myer has had difficulty with ?ome cor-.
poratlons, and It is for thai purpose
that ho is anxious It. bring about this
investigation'.''- asked Representative '
Forney. Democrat, of New York.
"1 do not know that." sal.i Mr. Pujo. j
ENGINEERS PRESENT CASE !
Mate Their Grievances t? Xclll nnd
New York, April 25.?The case of tho
locomotive engineers of fifty Kastern
railroads, wiio are demanding advanoca
In wages. was present vl to Charles II.
Neill. United States Commissioner of
Labor, and Martin A. Knapp, presiding
Judge of the Commerce Court, who are
endeavoring to bring about a settli*
ment "f the wage controversy, at a con?
ference between Messrs. Nolll and
Knapp and the engineers' committee
of fifty, Which began late lhi>- after?
noon and was completed to-night.
At the conclusion of the conference
neither of the Federal officials would
discuss the probability of an adjust?
ment or even say what progress had
RACE WAR IN LOUISIANA
Mllltln Compnny Sent lo Delhi, Where
Negro Wns Lynched.
Monroe. La.. April L".">.?Company D
of the Louisiana National Guard left
here this morning for Delhi, thirty
miles east, where serious trouble be?
tween whites and negroes developed
One negro was lynched and further
disorder Is anticipated.
Convention at standstill.
St. LOUl?, Mn? April "...?The K-pub
Heal State Convention called to select
delegates to the national convention.
i was at n standstill at midnight, tho
Prospect than being that thero would
\ be an Indctlnlto delay.
NEW WAGE CONTRACT SIGNED
Peace I'HtnhllNhcd In Cenlrnl Cumpetl
llve Field for Tito years.
Indianapolis. Intl.. April 25.?With
the formal signing of tho Cleveland
wage contract here to-day by repre?
sentatives of the United Mine Workers
of America and tho bituminous coal
mine owners, pence was established la
the central competitive tleW. so tar
as wage? are concerned; for the next
two years. The Held comprises In?
diana. Illinois. Ohio und Western
Pennsylvania, and tho agreement prob?
ably will ho the basis" fur contracts
In the North and Southwestern coal
The contract was negotiated after
several meetings or the miners and!
operators here and In Cleveland, and
not until after the obi wage scale had
expired on April l. The new contract
culls for an increase of ,"i cents a
ton on screened coal, n cents a ton
Oh mine run and 5.26 per cent. Increase
In day labor about the mines.
At the start of the negotiations the
miners demanded an increase of 10
cents a ton and the operators asked
a decrease of the same amount. The
contract was ratified by the miners
at a referendum vote.
DR. CHING IS APPOINTED
Virginia Alumnus lleeonies Vlce-Pres-1
dent Chinese Foreign Donrd.
Peking. China, April 25.?Dr. W
Yen Wei fhing. who ivaa educated at |
the University of Virginia and was
second secretary of the Chinese ici:a- |
tion at Washington under Dr. 'Will
Ting Fang, has berti appolntel vice
president Of the Chinese Foreign!
Professor Charles W. Eliot, presl- |
dent-emeritus of Harvard University,
has bi ? n Invited to lunch to-morrow ]
with the members of the Cabinet and i
Is also to pay a visit to President
Yuan Shi Kai.
Chou Ping Hsun. the Minister of the
Interior, is to be permitted at his own
discretion to retain the officials at the
ministry who had sent In their resig?
nations owing to the reforms to be
'ntroduced In the organization, Tin.
minist, r had threatened to resign, and
this created considerable difficulty,
which has been solved by the Cabinet
by the reinstatement of the old em- I
The question of the appointment of j
foreign advisers to the government is
being taken up.
$300,000 FIRE AT COLUMBUS '
Nearly Two Tlloekn of Itenldcnres De?
stroyed by Flnmes.
Columbus. Oa., April 2".?Three fire?
men were injured and property loss
estimated nt $300,oon was cause'd by
the most disastrous file In the history |
of the- city this afternoon. Nearly two
blocks of residences In the fashionable
part of the city, 'bounded by Twelfth I
and Thirteenth Streets and Fourth and
Sixth Avenues, were destroyed. |
The blaze was discovered shortly af- |
ter noon on the roof of the kitchen |
of the .1. R. Page home. It quickly'
spread to ndjolning homes and. fanned
by a stiff north wind, got beyond con- ;
Jrol of the firemen. Calls for aid were;
sv". to Macon. Americua and Opellkn, '
Ala., but beforo help urrived the blaze
was under control.
The baseball game between the Co- |
luntbun and Albany teams of the South,
Atlantic League was postponed, and
the players allied the local tlre-nghlers
In subduing the flames.
MONEY TO REPAIR LEVEES
Senate Autborlr.eN Immediate i:\pnnll-!
tu re -f 91,000,000.
Washington. April 25-?Tho Senate]
to-day adopted a joint resolution, au?
thorizing the Immediate use of SL
500,000 of the proposed Mlss'ssippi
River appropriation to be used It. tho
repair of the lower levees. The reso?
lution was introduced by Senator Per?
cy, who said the floods had rendered I
homeless more than 100.000 people. |
while 6,000,000 acres would be unfit for:
crop-growing this year. The measure i
now goes to the House.
nnmnge Keaches Sl?.OOO.OOO.
Tnllulah. Ln'?, April 25.?Eat'matesl
of Hood losses In eleven parishes of
Northeast Louisiana to-day set the
damage at 115,000,000. Fertllo act es of j
the "delta" are Inundated and w'lll
be unfit for crop planting this year.
Suffering among the thousands of
horn.less is Intense.
RICHESON IS IRRESPONSIBLE
llerMirt Made to Condemned Mnu's l.nit. ]
yern by Alienists.
Hoston, Mass , April 2:..?Clarence V.;
T. Rlcheson', tlvs former minister, under;
sentence to die during tho week begin?
ning May 10 for poisoning Avis I.lnnell. 1
i:; ??abnormal, hysterical and irrespon- 1
slble." according to Dr. K, B. Lane, an,
alienist, who observed tho condemned,
man In behalf of Richeson's attorneys. 1
Dr. Lane makes this statement In a re?
port to the lawyers.
Rtchoson's lawyers are to appear
b.>foro Governor Foss to-morrow and
present a petition for commutation of
FOUR MEET DEATH IN FIRE
Children Dead, Mother Seriously Burned
nud Chief Injured.
Rochester. Mich.. April 25.?Four!
children of Mrs. Chartas Slack arc dead. !
the mother Is seriously burned, and
Fire Chief John Pollen Is painfully In-;
jlired, as the result of a lir; which ,
destroyed the Slack home here to-day. j
The blaze war. caused by the explosion
of a gasolene stove. The .lead are:
ChitrleM SlacU, aged tivclie years.
Ilaby Slack, two months.
Ilerl, ?even years.
I.eo, five years.
Tho first two named wvre burned to
death In tho hause; the others died to?
night In a Detroit hospital, where they
were taken of far tho fire.
Iteport on Accident to Maryland. 1
Washington, April 2T,.?A report!
from ihe captain of the Maryland, j
which was Injured by a torpedo Tuos- j
day night. Is to the effect that the)
.ship was Struck about eleven feat be- 1
low the water line. Tho torpedo made j
n hole about eleven inchs In diamct >r.
The opening has been closed with an
Iron plate and cement, and tho com?
partment has been pumped out. A
board of investigation will determine
who was responsible for tile aec.dent.
Ouster Case Continued.
Jefferson City, Mo.. April 25._The
Missouri Supreme Court to-d?y con?
tinued the ouster case of the State
against various lumber companies to
the October term, with directions to
the special commissioner, Robert M,
Reynolds, to report by August I. Tes?
timony in the su't has been com
Macon Filer Wrecked.
Macon. Oa., April 30.?The Dixie
Filer, of the Central of Georgia Rail?
road, was wtvekod at the Manchester
Mills, coming Into Macon,. at 1:25
o'clock this morning. The fireman and
engineer aro roportcd to hrtvo been
10 SELL STORY
Gave This Permission,
but Did Not Seek to
ENTIRE DAY ON
Inventor Denies Knowledge of
Messages Intercepted by the
Florida?Cottam Questioned as
to Distress Signals Sent From
the Titanic?New Method of
Procedure Adopted by Com?
mittee Expected to Expedite
New Witnesses Summoned to
Washington, April 23?To loam
why a nearby steamer did not offer
aid to tho sinking Titanic, and to tlx
the exact hour at which the lost
llnT was warned that she was In tho
vicinity of dangerous Ice, Senator
William Alden Smith, chairman of tho
Senate committee Investigating the
disaster to-day summoned three im?
They are J. If. Moore, captain of
the steamer Mount Temple. which
passed within a short distance of the
Titanic when she was In extremity,
and Ba'C captain and wireless operator
of the liner Callfocptan. which
warn'ng. All w'll be put on the
Summonses were Issued for tho
master and operator of tho Call
fornlaiii while announcement that
t'aplaln Moore would appear wos con?
tained In a telegram from acting
Premier Poster, of Canada. Captain
Moore's story probably will be heard
first, for his ship la due to sail front
i St. John, N. P., late Saturday.
A, new method of examining tho
members of the crew of tho Titanic
has been adopted to insure greater
I dispatch. Tho men ure anxious to re
' turn to their homes In England.
Accordingly, each member of tho
committee to-day undertook the ex?
amination of a group with the Inten?
tion of releasing such as had nothing
of importance to tell the committee.
The others will bo placed on the
stand. The names of those to be held
were not made public.
P. A. S. Franklin, vice-president of
the White Star Line: and J. Bruce
Ismay, managing director of the In?
ternational Mercantile Marine, were
pleased over this move.
Virtually tho entire day was given
over to questioning Gugllelmo Mar
eon", inventor of tho wireless tele?
graph, and head of the company bear?
ing his name. Both the Titanic and
the Cnrpnthla were equipped with the
Marconi apparatus. Harold T. Cot
tam, the wireless operator on tho
Ca-pathla, also was re-examined.
Mnrconl In First Witness.
Ougllelmo Marconi, head of the Mar?
coni Company, who testified at tho
hearing In New York. <amo to Wash?
ington to-day at the request of Chair?
man Smith and was tho first witness.
He fore taking the stand Mr. Marconi
frankly dlBCUSSed the message sent
from New York to the wireless opera?
tors on tho Curpathla ty Chieg En?
gineer Sammls, of the Marconi Com?
pany, asking them to hold out their
news when they reached port for "four
"Yes. that message \VU8 sent by Sam?
mls." said Mr. Marconi, "but I know
nothing about the message until af?
terward. There is this about it that
( want to say. The message was not
sent while the Carpathlt was at sea.
it was not sent until the ( arpathla hail
passed Sandy Hook and was Hearing
When Senator Smith reached the
committee room, messages from Toron?
to awaited him. containing the infor?
mation that depositions of the officers
and crew of the steamer Mount Temple,
which sighted the Titanic, would bo
taken to-day by Canadian authorities
at St. .lohn. N. B., and would be for?
warded to Washington.
Representatives of the White star
Company said they would try to have
Fourth Officer Boxhall before the com?
mittee to-morrow. He has been 111.
Senator Smith asked Mr. Marconi
what he had to do wRIi the wireless
apparatus, ashore and alloat. and whe?
ther he selected the operators.
"I am consulted as to the installation
of apparatus," he said. "I do not dic?
tate the style of apparatus, but am on
call to advise. 1 travel around tho
world a good Idt on just this work."
"What Is your official connection
with the British government?"'
"I have no official connection, ex?
cept for consultation. our company
lias a contract witli Hit government
for the extension of wireless In the
Hritirh empire. The work will taks us
at least eighteen years." The contract,
the witness said, was made under tho
British postal service.
Mr. Marconi told the committee the
general scope of the contract with the
"Have you the exclusive right to
equip the British wireless stations:"
"We have that right ito far as the
courts protect our patents in England,''
"Have you such rights In Germany?"
"Have you had?"
"Wo have had dealings with th<j
Grman government, and Germany's
sh'ps and stations arc naw controller!
I by a company which Works *-t harmony
with us. We get a percoit-ige for our
Senator Smith sought to discover
j whether the witness bad exclusive con.
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