Vitriolic in Reference to
Recent Host of State
SAYS HE PANDERS
South Carolinian Denounces Res?
olution of Virginian as "Op?
posing Protection of White
Women of Southern States
From Negro Race"?Calls
for Copy of His Speeches.
[Special to The Tl:iics-Disi>ati;h. ]
Columbia. 8. C, December 8.?Gov?
ernor Cole I* UIeas.% on Ma return
from the recent Governors' Conference
In Richmond, where he waa the cen?
tre of Intereat on account of his views
on lynching, made a signed statement
for publication, in which he says iti
"I stand by every wo:?i I have Bald.
I have absolutely no apologies to make
to any man or aet of men in this sta'.e,
or outalde of it. and. as I said in Rich?
mond and repeat now. 1 do not care
what the Governor or Governors of
any Stale or States thought about It.
or what an: body rise In the Amerlsasn
I'nton thinks about It. This Is what I]
think, and ! said: there only what 1 i
said on the stump all over South Caro- |
Una. and I am receiving letters and ,
telegTams from all over this Slate
and from many other Statea of the
I'nion congrat-listing me upon my po?
In a letter to the acting secretary
of the Governors' Conference. In willen
he asks for stenograph!..- reports of
Ms speech at Rl-tunond, Governor
"I hope that when these Governors ]
hsve been repudiated by their people
retiring them to private life, as I tola
them tiiey soon woul-i be. and when
they have more time to think, that I
they will realize the fact that we ;
Southern people are not negro lovers. J
as some of them clearly seem to be."
Charging that the newspapers mis?
represented him. he says to the sec?
retary: "If you take your report
f:om the newspaper accounts, your
official records will bear a distinct He
upon their face."
Governor Blease was very vitriolic
In his reference 'o Governors Mann,
of Virginia, and Carey, of Wyoming,
and said thai Governor Mann waa
actuated in ilia attitude by a desire
"to paiK-er to tue Northern people."
Referring to the Wyoming Gover?
nor, he said: "If old Carey had kept
Ms mouth shut there woulan t have
been any fuss raised. He insisted on
butting in on my speech, and I told him
in emphatic terms my petition on the
question of lynching negroes who darci
to lay their hands OB while women.
The sooner such negroes are put under
?lx feet of earth the better."
In his letter to Acting Secretary
Itlley at Richmond, the South Caro?
lina chief executive, asking for copy
of speeches, says. "Alao copy of the ;
speech made by mc on Friday, after i
the adoption of the Mann aubstltute;
resolution opposing, I presume you!
would say. the protection of the white)
women of the Southern States from |
the negro rate."
(alia It ??\ev?M?aper Li?..?
Governor Blease says the report !
about his being denle?. an invitation;
to the Gridiron dinner is fai.-e. He '
asys he knew nothing about anj Grid-!
iron dinner, and that he left Wash?
ington for home the afternoon hsafOCWj
the dinner. He calls the report "a j
newspaper lie. '
Bleaae Haa \o Moaonul*.
Atlanta. Ga.. December S.?"The i xc
cutive of M State has a monopoly on
devotion to the wh.te women of his
Mate or to the determination to pro- j
tect tltem." declared Gtvernor Joseph
M Brown, of Georgia, to-night in a
statement in uhich he criticized the
mo* law speech of Governor Blease. ot
South Caro.ina, before the recent tlov
ernors' Conference at Richmond.
"I regard Governor lile-ase's advocacy '
of mob law as exceedingly unfortu?
nate." adde?l ilnn ; nor Brown, ' for the
reason that in every other State in
the I'nion the devotion of white men
to white women is as sacred as It is In
South I'andlna. and the determination
to protect them, or. If needs be to visit
condign punishment upon their as?
sailants, la aa deep-seatr?i and Irrem?
eable aa it Ig In South Carolina.
"Kvery tlov. rn"r with whom I tJik?d
at the conference and every lady
who gave me her opinion stood as one
In sdvocating .egal prof*-* Instead et,
LABOR MEN MEETING
Priesa"-? From ?niilkrjirtrri -ini -s
Iltens Atlanta I'salrTraer.
Atlanta. Ga.. December ?.?Permar.
ent organization was eff? cted to-d-?y
bv delegat?s from thirteen Southeast?
ern States attending the Southeastern
tjaber i''n-.-r- ?s. -\ M- . b-c? -
this afternoon. Jerome Jones. Atlanta
editor of the Journal of Lahor, was
ele< ted president, and W. C. Pochett.
Atlanta, serretary-treaeor? r
A spirited debate over the admission
of delegates to ihe fonerei? precede.!
the perfecting of the permanent or?
ganisation It dnaily was agreed to
maintain sn -'open forum." alien ir,^
all laboring men to have a vote in the
con fereThis action was taken up?
on the re, f,',.menda* :on of the credr:,
tlals committee, composed of one man
fmm esch of the thirteen States repre?
At to-nlghfa session of the confer,
ence. J .d?o', K'r.e of Philadelphia,
se< rctary of the Initiative. Referendum
and Recall league of America, deliver?
ed an address. In which he outlined the
Met wry of the tatttattv*. referendum
and recall movement
la adJeatlon of speeches t.v prominent
notional lahoi union officials, a '? i
tar? of to-morrow's aseelon will be an
sfdrese on "Woman Suffrage." by Hra
Minister of War and
Chief of Staff
Anger Against Russia Grows, and
Austrian Press Demands That
Unless Mobilization Ceases
Triple Alliance Should
Crush France Before
Czar Can Interfere.
Ijond-Ui, DM*B<M 9.?Xo explana- 1
tion 1* yet forthcoming of the ?uJu'ti
I SSlgaSt.WII of the Austro-IIungui lan
Minister of War, General AufTeliberg,
and th-- r nie f of staff, Gen-tal Sche
iniia. Th-y have said their ,-ution til
due to persona'! reasons, but ' mm*;
at this time. It doubtless will have a
wide political significance.
It had heen expected that in event
? if war (leneral Von HoeafM ndoi f WOuM
be appointed chief uf staff, and bis ap?
pointment now to succeed General
IV beutst coupled with the news of
the removal of the Dreibund and tha'
Austria and Hungary have negotiated
temporary loans of IJy.uoO.OOij. cannot
..ut havL- a flhnflstlng eflect upon the
It is supposed that A istria wishes
to exert a strong intlucme over the
coming conference proceedings at Lon.
don. and especially to pi event the
entry of Turkey into the Balkan
federation. The Austrian war party
is Inflamed against Kassla In the be?
lief that the defiant Kassian attitude,
is due to the Franco-itusslan alliance. |
and some of the Austrian newspapers,
representing the war party, are urg?
ing that unless Hussia ceases mobil?
izing the powers comprising the triple
i.B.lance should fall upon France a-nd
crush her before Hussia is able to in?
Hear ever the crisis may en--, the
war fever Is having a disastrous ef- i
feet on Austrovilunganan trade. A
complete financial panic prevails
throughout Galicia, where the various
Beaks recently have baM out more than ;
IIO.ouO.000 to nervous depositors with
eat stemming the run.
?lt was reported at Paris to-day that
the entire Austrian fleet had concen?
trated at Tola, the chief naval sta- I
tion of Austria-Hungary.
Constantinople, December 9.?Ufhclai
announcement was ma<ie to-night that
Selih Bey. Minister of Marine: Hachau.
Pasha. Minister of Agriculture, and 1
Osman Nlzami Pasha, ambassador to J
Germany, i.ad bSSB appointed pienlpo- ;
teBtiarSea to the peace conference,
which will begin at London December
Ig. The delegates will start for Lon-'
Belgrade. Servia, December 9.?The I
accumulation of Austrian troops on the'
Servian frontier and the provocative
language of the Viennese newspaper?
have led to a recrudescence of excite
m-nt and embitterment of feeling m |
The aewspager Prevda, eeeciag th*;
prevailirj- irritation, says:
"'If Austria desires war with Servia.
let it come. It will be the most bit?
ter fight in Servia. Esetjr Servian man
and woman, young and old. will take
part In It. and Austria will have to ,
exterminate the entire Servian nation |
before conquering it.
Many Servians visiting mBStlS Ulla
jrarian frontier towns on business have
been arrested on charges of Bgwtag
The Servian government has protest'-u
to the Austro-Hun^arian authorities.
ggaaaase u Mopped.
Lon-ion. December 9.?A Belgrade
dispatch to the Telegraph says that ;
Austro-IIunaarian authorities hav.
stopped at Fluaie the steamer Hege- |
dls<h. with a caiRo ..f *><>" tons of flour,
destined for the .Servian army at Du
It is ?niK'unr'ii that Austria in- j
tends to confiscate the Hour for the)
MM of hey own army, thus Teatlna a .
situation similar to that brought about
Bg the stoppage by Turkey of Servian
Anoth -r Belsrade dispatch says there
is considerable anxiety over the health
of King Peter. The King fainted sev- ,
e:al limes yesterday.
Dr Darieff. pr? sldent of the Bul?
garian fharnb-r of Deputies, will atop
at Bu< harrst on his way to I-ond.?n.
and will endeavor to reconcile Rn'i- j
mania's territorial and economical as-;
plratlons with ftulceria's Interests.
The ?.r- ks continue, their military
operations. and have occupied Sjrakon
ar . St. George, villages four hou'S'
<*!?tniit f'nn .fanina. wher- the r. m
nants of the Turkish M?>na?tlr army
are said to have arrived.
HUNT THEATRE FIRE TRAPS
\m > ork PSBWeagtea flares* In Take
\rllns tsaln?? f?roprlefarm.
. New York. December 9? The N<-w
Tork fire department Is piannins a
? : .?oro'i? er usnd. this month aca'n?t
theatres aid moving p'Ciure houses
which violate the fire-prevention ordi?
nances Lxst night Chief Guerln.
the fire-prevention bureau. ar>1 his
forty Ileuterants visited e'ehfv thea?
tres and noted the cond'tions When
their reports were tnrrted In early to
liv i 'onitn M'?-rr .tohrso-i anno-jiv-ed
that the fndlnas would be made the
basis of civil and criminal ggflgg
against the proprb foes of a number of
? :?-? Twelve serloes violations were
The r-lmtnsl procedure w'11 he the
first for this rlsss of violations ev. t
pushed hy a fire rommlssloner The
criminal code sacs that anv one n -
? P?nslble fo? a pjhllr nafesnre which
' "? the lives of say considerable
number of persons Insecure is guilty
of a misdemeanor, and U will be under
?his set that the are derart men* will
WITH OLO PARTIES
Fight on Straight, Pro?
T? bULL MOOSERS
Former President Says "No
Honest Man Can Be in Repub?
lican Party," and Attempt to
Lure Members of New Or?
ganization Back to Fold
Will Be Futile.
Chicago, December 9. ?"Without
trafficking or dickering ?Ith the old
ptriics, fight to have our platform
principles embodied la the laws of
Illinois." was the appeal Colonel Roose
rsM to-day made to the newly elected
Progressive members of the Illinois
legislature, to whom he delivered hl.i
first speech at the Progressive con?
ference, which opened informally to?
day and will continue over Wednesday.
Besides pleading with the Progressives
to stand alone in their fight, th- for
BTM r Pr> sident criticized the Repub?
lican organization and said it was of
such a character that "no h?rest man
can be In It."
Formal opening of the conference is
not scheduled to take place until to?
morrow, but many Progressives, both
men and women, already are here. The j
largest single delegation to arrive to?
day came from New Vork or. a special
train with Colonel Koosevelt. The Col?
onel was greeted at the railroad sta?
tion with cheers and shouts of "he can
"1 am very glad to hav.- the chancotoj
come out here and aay again that we'
are in the tigh: to the end, and that'
It Is folly for the Republicans to waste j
time la thinking of any attempt to iure
us back into the organization that j
they have made of such character that
"no honest man can be in It. ' Colonel
Roosevelt said in his talk to the Uli
"PYogressive members of the Legis- |
latures and of Congress have a task
of peculiar importance. They should
make good as far as possible our plat?
form pledges. Progressive members |
should Introduce all measures we
promised in the campaign and try as
hard as they know how to have them
"Show l'p or Back la.*'
"Our opponenta now are making loud
professions of the lip-loyalty to Pro?
gressive principles, so make them
show up or back up." They say must
of our measures are unconstitutional.
We are the heirs of the Republicanism
of Abraham Lincoln and the Repub?
licans who fought in the Civil War.
Lincoln's opponents also said he was
trying to pull down the Constitution."
He then discussed at length the
workmen's compensation and eiirht
"I hope," he said, "that you will put
into the laws of Illinois a prevision
that if the people want certain laws
no official, no Governor, no Legislature
or court shall have the power to pre?
vent them from obtaining those laws."
Seven of the nine members of the
national executive committee took part
in the deliberations of that body this
afternoon and to-night. Judge Ben B.
Lindsey. of Denver, was unable to
eaaae. William F'.ynn, of Pittsburgh,
is expected to-morrow.
Members present at the meetings
w.-r, Cr.itcd States Senator Joseph M
D.\on. of Meattanb chairman; Miss
Jane Addams. Chicago. George priest
ley. Oklahoma: Charles Thompson, Ver?
mont: Chauncey Dewey. Illinois; Wal?
ter Brown, of OMejj and George W.
IVrkins. of New York. Miaa Addams
will present to th.- conference to-mor?
row a report of a subcommittee on a
tentative scheme of financing an or?
ganization for th- Progressive cause.
CONFERENCE BEGINS TO DAY
J.fleet of I'nnaraa ?anal nm South Will
Atlanta. Oa.. December ?.?Sessions
of the Panama i~an.il Conference, call?
ed to consider the influence the com?
pletion <>f the big waler? ay will have
on th- industry "f the South, will com
aMMSee here to-morrow. Speakers at
the meeting. which will continue
through Wednesday, include d'ploirwttc
r? pr^s? nt Jtives from Centra! and South
Amer.can nations, officials of Southern
railroad and steamship companies, and
prominent |ea?lers in the industries of
Members of the arrangements com?
mittee for the conference ->ald to-nigh?
that while no definite plan for a per?
manent organization had been made, it
was not unlikely that some form <f
l-ermar.rnt organisation would result
from the conferen?*. the purpose ,-?t
which would be to lo..g sfter the in
t.-.-.Ms of tl-? S-Mith In the matter of
foreign trade expansion WMafc is n
pected to reault from the canal aTPaaV
John F-arrett. director of the Pun
American I'nion. will 1^ the first
speak* r at the conference to-morrow
following ?p?-eches "f welcome by rep
rrsentatlves of the city a?>d repll.?
fi -Tn vlstt.r.g m? mbers of the confe*
en. ? Mr. Barrett Is expected to < in?
line in a g? neral wjv the changed com?
mercial relations that will ensue with
the completion of the water***) Klght
?Ilplomatle ee| rets-otatlves from iVn
t-al and South tmrrlcnn republics
will arrive licr? tomorrow, as w.ll
m?.st of the steamship and ra-.lro^a
c-mpanv onVttia ? ho have accepted
In* Italions lo the conference.
I mm Fr?? Ts? rtees. WIX*.pnm
Winnipeg. Manitoba. December t.?~
T? o fires here early to-day caused
lone, a aggregating |ije..>ee. Th?
Whol'Ssle hardwa-e ?louse of Ms-Ken.
sie Mrother* snd a tert factory adjoln
ing wer- damaged tto.eei. \ albert
time earlier the haildlng occupied by
the Saturday Evening Post was e>
1 by flames, causing a loss of
Mrs. Littleton Sees Rep?
resentatives Vote own
TO HER SCHEME
Measure Authorizing Appoint?
ment of Commission to Ascer?
tain Advisability of Govern?
ment Taking Control of
Home of Jefferson Had
Been Passed by Senate.
Offers to Buy Estate
1 hrough Governor Mann
\\ a*hlncton, Dn i inhrr !>.?In a
telegram to i;?v rrnor Mann, of \ lr
Klnla. t?-ni|tht. Mr*. Martin \\ . Lit?
tleton, trailer of the movement for
the acquisition of Montlrrllo, stated
ibat a \ Irclalon nhu wi.sbed In
Dome "Ithlirld oflrrrd throuich
(invrrior Munu to par In muh to
Iteprencntatlvr l.eiy, the owner of
Montlcrllo, four time* (he mo?ri<ed
value of the property, the <!eed t<
hr made in the nume of (he Mate
of \ lrifInt/i, n hlrh mould lie mmlr
the KuardlaD of the entntr.
f Special to Th.. Tirnes-Dlspatch. ]
Washington. December 9.?The cher
shed scheme of Mrs. Martin Littleton.
it New York, to have Congressman
Levy, also of New York, part with
Monticelio, the home et Tnomas Jef
.'erson, so that the government could
lecure possession ot this historic
i*lace. received a dose of legislative1
knock-out drops in the House this
afternoon, when that body, toy a de
.isive vote, declared itself opposed to
*uch a plan. This vote waj on the
senate Mil to authorize the appoinl
tier.t of a commission to ascertain
;he advisability of having the govern?
ment get control of the property, and
lid not touch in any way the question
it present transfer of title. As it
was. the vote, was 101 for it. to 111
Against. Whiie the vote was being
taken, and whiie the debate was going
on ha the House. Mrs. Littleton sat
In *he gallery with axn armful of
petlftnffS "Vhfeh she had been exhibit?
ing around the Capitol during the
past w ek.
Representative Henry, of Texas, ana
Kepresentatlve James. Senator-elect
from Kentucky, led the tignt for the
rule. Kepreser.tative Saunders, of Vir?
ginia, and others denounced the move?
ment, declaring it was an attempt to
take Representative Levy's property
from him. when he had announced pub?
licly that it was not for sale at any
price. Representative Henry, in a
statement to-night, ga\e notice ins:
the fight "had just begun." and that
if necessary "Monticeiio" would 3s
acquire-, for the government th.ougii
During the day Mr. Levy received a I
letter from H. Randolph Burke, soul
cl Mrs. Burke. great-granddaughter
of Thomas JeSersoii and daughter ot ,
Nicholas I". Trlst. born at Mont. ?.!'
eighty-six years ago. protesting :
against Mrs. Littleton's plan, seat
from Alexandria, of which the follow-;
?ng is a copy:
"Your favor of the 3d Instant, in- |
closing a copy of a letter from Juuge)
Duke, of Charlottesviile, came duly;
? In reply. I will say that the infirm- j
nies of o>.d age render my mother at 1
present unable to write to you, but 1 ,
assure you that the most friendly feel- :
wigs have aiways exi?ted - vtween my!
family and the owner of Mont.cello. t
?'My mother is grateful an J has al- !
ways appreciated your cordial and '
.several limes repeated Invitation to;
her mother. Mrs Virgin.a J. Trlst, and j
herself, and a-fter hi r mothers denn j
to herself, to visit Mcnticeilo at any?
time it was convenient lo do so. and j
had not my grandmother's age at that i
tune prevented. >t would have been a [
great pleasure to them l? have visited '
the birthplace of both, and the home'
of my grandmother for the lirsl twin- ;
;y-i1ve or more years of l-.ei life.
"My family has alaa>s had a feel?
ing of eWsgsatsssi to you ior th.- reaver.
^tion and. good care of a place deai
to thi older member* frees personal
association, at a time whin, but for
care of some one ah - im-ai..* en?
abled, it would have fallen into decay
-We view with surprise the at temp;
to dispossess you against your will of
property which SesSSagB to you. Cer- .
tainly the former ?>; M- i
< ello would never have believed such
a thing pos? I le ;n our gMBgggg
r. H. Mcil.
MELLEN MAY BE BARRED
I'rmMral t*f Mfm >??<'? Kallrwad
Probably Will >?? Teetlfy.
New York. December 9?It Is doubt- i
fill wnrther President Xelli :.. at tiie
N-w Haven Railroad, sill kg allowed
to testify before th. Federal grand
jury wMi h Is invi ?tleattnR the rels
tior.s Mwern his r.-a.. a> I the ?Irin?
Trunk. fnlted .?tat-? l?i-trl t Attor?
ney Wise rrceiv.d President Mellens
I? tter I esterday.
"The Investigation. ' he said. "Is un
? r the Mm* of Attorn? <0SM i?i
Wlckersham. atxl I am In no way <
-erred ?Ith It. I foranr el II.? ,et
ter to the Att<'--- nersl. and
?hst.?oever actl'ii |s lalfn In t'-c mat?
ter a 111 come through h>m "
In regard to Mr Mellrr.s offer to
Waive Immunity from criminal prose?
cution. Mr Wine aald that scrordtng
to the ln?e-pr< tation of the fh<??rt. .
act. ae saw weald hsve the rtsM lo
waive so. h in.m inlt>
"The law is rl?ar in this respoet."
be declared *lt ?apre??], t r"*t le?
thst tmmurl'v frcm ?-rlmtnal prosecu?
tion shall be granted to any peraon
who teetlftee In an stlon brought un- .
der the "herman act.
LOSES HER FIGHT IN HOUSE
tins. m\hti\ i.rnr.i;t(t\.
Their Domination of Danks In
quired Into by Money Trust
ELEVEN BANKERS ON STAND
Evidence Given That Iron-Bound
Rules Hamper Conduct oi
Washington, bocembt-r !>.?Clearing
houic rto?lnatlnn Of banking institu?
tions was the subject of the lirst day's
examination of wltnei-.se* in the Hous
Hanking and Currency Committee's in
SaollgaillHI of the so-called "mono
trust" t.'-day. lllevtn bankers, repre?
senting institutions in Pittsburgh.
Philadelj.l :a and Balthasare and New
York. testified. Iramucl l.ntermvcr.
counsel fo. the committee, in conduct
irsr the c::anu.n:ition. endeavored ??>
show that I here aas a general mov ?
ment among clearing boeoeg to laif,tlI ?
?>n banks v rule enforcing the at i\> ? -
Uon of commissicis on out-of-toun
checks collected by banks. In tr.:.-t
connection he ascertained that the
Baltimore clearing house declined to
admit the State Bank of Maryland to
a membership because, as a clearing
member, it would not abide by the
clearing house rule enforcing such col?
From the Pittsburgh bankers MI
Fritermyer elicited that a sutt was
pending in the courts to prevent the
enforcement of a rule for collecting
commissions on out-of-town checks,
wnich was adopted in conjunction w:;:i
clearing r OSes la Cincinnati. Cleve?
land and i'ilii:n!ra.?. The Mellon Na?
tional. Farmers' Deposit and Lincoln
N.itlonr.l ii.inks. of Pittsburgh, declined
to accept Uta rule, and nor; are seek?
ing an injunction to prevent its opera
r: W. Wairdrop, pr, ?dent of
the Pittsburgh Clearing House Aso?
cial ion. tol<! the commltt.-e that t?>?.
collection of out-of-t --.\ :: ihe -ks f??
of charge did not ? ir.'o irrns . th. '
flnanciall). but that the imposition ol
a rate of exchange was for the purpose
of "Increasing the earnings"
Mr Fnt.-rmyer placed In the reaaaaj
the rules of the clearing House Asso?
ciation of Salt I-ike City, which ptfa
scribed an iron-b<>un,] ??-.,-.< of r.K.i
iatlon? governing the eh.i.-g?s to I.,
made by its memto-rs for practl. .ill
every service performed for for a de?
positor. \. I*. Know of plttsb , .
president of the Mellen National li.cik.
declared these rules prs< tleally took
c. ntrol of the bank out e'f the gasj Is
"f . ts nftV ? rs.
The operation of Use ck-srlng house
section of the American I'.?nh?r-?' Asso?
ciation eras described by C A. Pugslcx.
of x? or York. form. rlv a ni>-mN-r of
the executive .?mir.'tt<e of th. ?*.-<>
elstlon. He said thi OeetleSJ erobr.i e.1
about KM *.f the :?> ,r asetN .l.-.,;ln;
houses in the rountrv ti had madia I
ho effort, he said, to ;.- - rib. - lies f >r
Its members In < i>m.< Con with the
r -n-luct of ?h. ? r lo 'i.
A general defer ? the clearing
Insasse system of banking and a decid?
ed stand ugalnst government r? dila?
tion of clearing h- 'is-s ?ere made to.
day bv Wald . \< s-cm- <?. manager of
thr nr.lt.r. r. t~b a-irs Mouse
The rommlifee :??< k up the clearing
house Kill ? " P.illl?tere l.erc '?
condltlopat ro.-ml?r>h.p In the asso?
ciation. ao-?eared. Manager Newcomer
of the ?aso. latlon a? to ?*at-**T-town
check each.inae charges and to other
(Continued on Seventh Page, > I
HAUE 10 JURIST
Archbald Gets Culm Dump,
Wurth $35,000 foc
SENATE HEARS THE STORY
House Managers Claim Low 1
Price Was Fixed Because
of His Position.
Washing-ton. December 9.?James H.
Rit;? nhous-'. of Scranton. Pa., an ex?
pert mining engineer, who surveyed
the Katydid culm dump, at Scranton.
und, r the direction of Wrlsley Brown,
of the Department of Justice testi?
fied to-day in the impeachment trial
of Judge Robert W. Archbald, of the
Commerce Court, that the Krle ltail
roaJ could have got |33.'>"'<) for the
coal out of the refuse, instead of the
$4.:. 'ti for which it agreed to give an
option to K. J. Williams, the business
associate of Judge Archbald.
The testimony of Mr. Ritlenliou'e
?mm at the conclusion of a day in I
winch there had been few develop- ,
ments He said he had been employed ;
by Brown without knowing whom the '
latter represented or that his work :
was in connection with a sovernmcnt 1
investigation. Judge Arehbald's attor. I
ncy. a g Worthington, objected to the. j
questions by Representative Floyd as
?? the value of the coal, but Senator:
Bacon, the presiding officer, did not j
sustain the objection.
"What would the coal In that dump j
have SSM n worth to the Brie Railroad '
Company*'- asked Representative I ":??> i '
??It was Id have bee:, north $47,53-j
at the br< ?k. r. said Mr. Kittenhouse. i
"I/eaving out the question of freight. J
it would have been worth fZi.MH} ta I
the Krle lUIIroad.
The leetMSSay -.f the mining engi?
neer mas Introduced by the Hous* ?
maioicers in the effort to show thst !
i JeSNPS AreM.jhi s influence K. ;
J. WMUM had obtained the option
Isr the Bid*'* share of the dump fo? i
much less than Its value.
Evidence designed to refute that ]
prewtensly eisen by Ft J Williams as
to his knoal'dge of the cases pending'
h- fore th. -nmerce t'otirt involving
the trie Railroad was presented
tbreSSsth th. medium of iJeorge f\ May-j
|. :? rk >f the <-r:mm. rce Court Mr.
9\ ims h*d test tied thst Judge \rch
aaM del n<>t sett him the so-called
? llrhterage cases'* Involving the Krie
; ? ? l it that he had seen ?
??. pe - ? M Jude.- Arehbald's d?sk wlih
the word "l.ghteraate** en them, and j
h.id asked about tile esses.
Mr Sri - :?'<?< !??. d all of the briefs.
. mm Is BM MStl dtM ument? that might
have been involved, to Show that the
w ..-<! I'rht-ra^. did not appear on
The pmjM ? atemer.t that he had
b? en offer. < .ot'oo to purchase an
Williams Ice ,.f Jsdse \rch
bald several di> ft.: Judge Archbald
informed h'm that '\ '.i im? t ?.| ?>.. an
Iherll to il. was made by Thomas J
Jones of anton. The statement was
n.ss declared that Wirttansa
dump for II 1 and irwmpsHet htm
n. . ' V.idr- Archbald There
?sid M- tone. Judge ArchhiM f" -1
v-n th.i Will'ams he! no riebt to setl
any pert of the dump
"Several davs later" said M- tones.
I weal t-J -i.. trefaWs ..?c, ?aal
(Continued en ft%venth Page) (
Word for Word He Reads
It to Secretary of State
BY ARBi i RATION
England Objects Strongly to Al?
leged Violation of Hay-Paunce
fote Treaty by Exemption of
Tolls to American Coast?
wise Shipping Througji
Washington, December 9.?Great
Britain's formal note of protest against
I hat section of the Panama Canal act
which exempts American coastwise
shipping frem payment of tolls for
Passate through the- Panama Canal, a
document written by .Sir Edward CJrey,
British Minister for Foreign Affairs,
was presented to Secretary of State
Knox to-night by the British ambas?
sador, Janies Bryce. who read the note
word for word to the secretary at iho
latt.-r's home, it Is an elaboration of
the points of objection In the note
present, d to the State Department last
July, in brief these objections are:
?That, while It was clearly In vio?
lation of the Ilay-Pauncefote treaty
either to remit or to refund toils on
all American shipping uslns the canal,
the same objection probably would
apply to the coastwise trade shipping
In view of the probable Impossibility
of framing regulations that would not
result in a preference to American
In addition to supporting these
points by* long arguments Sir Edward
I ntea very clearly that strong re?
sistance will be offered to any attempt
to exclude from the canal British ships
OSS .led by Canadian railroads or whose
owners may be guilty of violating the
Sherman antitrust act. He holds that
this sectlcn of the act cannot apply
to British shipping, but only to United
Fears ror Futnre.
He also Indicates in his note that
underlying the objection to the exemp?
tion from toll of American coastwise
ships is an apprehension that in the
future the principle might be . \tended
to cover American ships In the foreign
Otherwise, the note is devoted almost
I entirely to ah effort to demonstrate
that any such exemption of American
shipping as Is proposed is in direct
? millet with the terms of v.ie Hay>
Pauncefote treaty, and that President
Taft was dearly wrong when he took
the contrary view.
Generally, the British note might be
summed up as a clear definition of the
differences between the two govern?
ments regarding the construction of
the Hay-Pkoncefote treaty, winding
up with a proposal that the lssue?
should be settled by arbitration, pro?
vided that they cannot be adjusted by
mutual agreement, for which a way
Secretary Knox listened attentively
to the reaiing of the note, and prom?
ised to take the matter under care?
ful consideration, which he felt would
require some time. It has been
strongly intimated in official circles,
however, that It was the President's
intention to settle this Important ques?
tion before closing his administration,
either by recommending that the Sen?
ate agree to submit it to arbitration,
or. preferably, by the more direct
I of an agreement between the
two nations referred to In to-daya
The ambassador was accompanied b7
Mr lnnes. the counselor and first sec
tar* of the embassy, and in reading
the entire British note to the secre?
tary, followed the Instructions of Sir
aaja laft lloean't t oderatsad.
Sir Edward begins his note with the
statement that the President does not
fully appreciate tile British point of
view and has mlsun-cerstood sven tba
note of July s. He ssys the British
government does not seek to prevent
the Fnlted States from granting sub?
sidies to Us own shipping passing
;.-h the canal nor seek to deprive
the Fnited States of any liberty wh.cn
is open to either themselves or to any
other nation to encourage Its own ak|a?
ping or own commerce by subsidies.
The purpose of the Fnlted State* t?
negotiating the Hay - Pauncefote treaty
was to recover tuelr freedom of aaV
j-ct.on an-- obtain the right which)
they had surrender?! in the Clajtaa
Bulwer tr.aty to construct the canal
But this complcle liberty of action
Was to be limited by the maintenance
of the complet-- principle of equal
treatment for both English and Uegt
?-d States shl| s The word neutrsllsa
t . preamble of th* llay
- fate treaty is not congned to
1 refers to
?h- system of equal rights, for whtesa
article s -.ro\id?- Joint protection
anal e?iuai treatment sr.- the only mat?
ters at.uded to to which that neutral?
isation must refer.
it certain!) was not the intention ef
the Fnlted States government. saye
Sir IV thai any responsibility
far the i of Ike canal shosM
attach : iV future Neutrall
r- .-? r- f*r to the
?stem ?f equal rights."
rpc not then declare* thai thaatfjaa
tion rrati-d by the substitution of Msg
treat) for the Cla*
ton-Bulwr - treat) ? as identical with
that res aa from Ike boundary
I *e? between Great
: r ten state*, ?kleb
? 'n- boundary
waters should be free and OpOM t*
no rca replying equally and with
eag discrimination to the Inhabitant*
ships, vsear la and b-ote of both coanf
I each ruJe* and regola
t'e-.s and all tolls charged shew aonbty
aMba I* the suhiect* or ihttsir? of the
Mart reed ????'?ng pertlee. and tkey
shall h. n's-"' "i teraas of equality hi
the use th'r.of *
Referring to th* third a-t lets eg* Mas
Mav-Paaaseadaea treat? the note peeoah)
e<it thst the drat ef the fees f*%y?aJ
rule., which the treaty adopts for take
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