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SitS J^X^Ws^Zb urn WHOLE NUMBER 19.234_RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913._The w~th? To.?.y-B..n._PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Sentiment in Board of Vis?
itors Favors His
Election.
FEDERAL PLACE
HAS HELPED HIM
Members of Committee Feel He
Will Be Chosen to Succeed
Barringer- Search Made All
Over Country Ends at
Last in Vir?
ginia.
Krery day it kwaa] more evid en
thai the country-wide search for
president for the Virginia polytechnic
Institute will end where r began
with Joseph D- Kgglcelon. Indications
point mote and more t-urely to his elec
tion when the boaid meets to choose
a suc-< essur to Dr. I'aul B. Barringer.
who will retire from the pr<-idct,
of the agricultural and naet hamcal
college at the end of t l,e preaaat term
The recent appointment of Mr Kb
gleston as < luef of the- field work for
rural schools, under the I mted Sta'es
Bureau af Kdu'.uiori. has. II appeal*.
grea'Iy strengthetied his position with
the members of the boatd of visitors and
with the paepla of the State at large
Men on the board do not hesitate to say
that the login of the situation is his
election as head of the school.
Many Were Considered.
Many president* of colleges and in?
structor* in agriculture and leaders in
educational work have been considered
in connection with the Virginia Poly?
technic Institute presidency Letters ?
have been written by the hundred Ap?
plications have been many, and In-1
dorsations have been overwhelming. ,
The visitors composing the committee
eat a president have investigated and
investigated They have consulted and
consulted. They have been to Atlanta to
meet the presidents of land grant col?
leges, and have there talked of rr.any
poasibihties
One member of the rornmi'.'ee wanted
a certain man ? the- head of one of the
largest at.d perhaps 'he most prosperous
of schools of the kind. But he would
not consent to take the matter up. ;
This eliminated the use of his name.
Others there arc whose qualifications
have been regarded favorably, and
each time there has been found some
objection or else the man under con?
sideration did not want the position.
Kggleston Suggested.
Krom the beginning. Mr. Kgglestnn,
then Superintendent of Public Instruc?
tion, was regarded as a strong proba?
bility. He Is an enthusiast in agri
celt ural education, while not a scientific
expert in farim.'.g. However, he is a
successful farmer. As father of the
boys'corn club idea in Virginia, he has
WOM l^is work grow to amazing lengths.
But as soon as the vacancy was in
sight, there was talk of politics, and
the claim was put forth tha' Mr. Eg-:
gleston was working the powers that
kg for the place. There was as a j
les'il: inu<. n aretes! agaim-t his election.
Wanted Hlra To Stay.
With his appointment to one of the i
most important posts wi'h the bureau
of Kducstion. there seemed to be a!
revulsion of feeling. It was seen that
he was in denmno elsewhere Doubt- :
less. too. he was rather glad ta secure a
BOOS position?better by SSOO than the
one he had ?without having to spend a
<ent in primary expenses nor in wear
on his nervous system In the campaign,
and avoiding personal attacks and
criticisms resulting from the ever
present local rows over the public
schools.
The result of bis promotion has
been generally expressed regret that he
has left the State.
All this has not Ix?en. without its
eff<*-t on the board of visitors, whu h is
eomposeel of men who largely reflect
the feeling af tlSS people So the result ,
af the whole nia'ter is that the board
is ius' about ready to elect Mr. Kg
geston.
AUTO WAR WITH MARYLAND.
Washington Raise-, Tax Against Ma?
chines from That State.
Washington. January 17.- ?War to!
the last drop of gasolene was declarer)
by ihe District of ' ?iumbta against
Ntaryland autot:."t.ilist? in retaliation :
for alleged bad trreatraeat offered to j
automobile toun-t? from the capital, i
The first move of the District govern?
ment was to irn-i'-asc the automobile j
tax on all ou'sid- ? an entering I he Dis?
trict. I'ntil yesterday the tax here;
was K. and the license was perpetual j
To day Maryland's taxation schedule <
was adopted and Marylanel care will be
forced to pay a graduated scale, ac?
cording to the size of the a r ?
ranging from ti to Hi a ye.ir i ad?
ditional charges lor drivers
Maryland motor enthusia--- who
venture into the capital will be ..rrest- I
ed and fined heavily if they arc not sup- 1
plied with i he aaoaaaarw lice nse tag j
Government offb ials and nu mbers'
eif the diplomat ? < <rps have tx-en a
rested on many occasions by officials
of nearby Maryland towns, and the
Dis'rict has resented the alleged in?
justices of the arrests
NEGRO IS LYNCHED
Pay* Penalty for Murder Which He
Confessed.
Paris Texas .Unuaty 17?Henrv
Mouzon. a negro was hanged from a
telephone pole on ihr public square
at Cooper Texas, late to-tiay by a mob
The negro was 'aken fi-r,'m a chertf
and his depu'ps ^fter be bad pleaded
guilty and been sentenced to hnrg for
shooting and killing a I *-elve vear-old
girl near here n . entiv
Mooren is said to Y ,ve ~-r, feaard
that be shot at a boy who was accom?
panying 'he gtrl with the m ention of
killing him and then . r
girt The shot siru.-K the girl
Mmis>h ? body was cUt eiown early
to-night. plae?i on a pile of railroad
tie*, saturated wrh coal oil end burred
The negro popula'ion of Cooper t<
excited lei-night but the crowds have
left the town, and no further violence
is frated
BY TRAIN TO CUBA DIRECT
Plaa I'aderwaj to Ban Train Perries
Press Bey West to Hat ana.
Havana, tannery 17 Rohan Orr
general manager .f the f'nitad Reil
war? of Havana has gone to Ht Augus?
tine. Fla . for the p'irpo** e.f conferring
with Henry Klagl?-- regarding is,.
stallet ion of regular fernen hot wean
Key West Mnd Havana
Tb? object in view i? the transpor
latloa of entire tram* or '<?-;
lea reo worth, hsn 'anuary i;
' herlee N. Beam, of Minnea
..r.1e- .entaa.-W of three .-ears for . n
? pi-aey in the dynemlte ram was re?
leased en bond from the federal prison
this afternoon. He is th* ftrwt of tke
prisoners to retrain his free doe)
Porte Now Has Col?
lective Note of
Powers.
FURTHER PLAY FOR
TIME IS FEARED
Diplomats Expect That Con?
stantinople Will Concede
Something in Hope Peace
Conference May Be Con?
vened?Determined to
Keep Adrianople
I/jndon. January 17.?The next more
in the long-drawn-out game of diplo
; ma' y (or the settlement of the Turkish
Balkan .var is for Turkey to make
TktJ lollectivo note of the Kuropean
powers, drawn up by the ambassadorial .
< onfe.-'-re e a'- London, was handed lo
the Turkish government to-day at.
Constantinople
, As the Turks for more than a week
have shared with the whole world (
knowledge of the purpose of the note.
BJstd unofficially were given diplomatic
notice of its exae'. contents prior to its
presentation, there is no reason why the
reply should not be prompt Their only
motive for withholding it it is thought,
would be procrastination, with their
oiii hope uppermost that something
might turn up.
Turkish delegates to the peace con
i ference do not know the precise inten?
tions of their government with respect
to the note, but they predict its answer (
soon will be given and that II will afford
no ground for accusations that
Turkey is playing for time. The ex- !
, pectalion among diplomats here is that
Turkey will concede something to the.
allies with a view to having the powers
Is?nke efforts to bring the peace dcle
i gates together again for further ne?
gotiation*. Should this be the rase it
then will develop whether the ulti?
matum of the allies is as iron-clad as '
they profess it to be.
Meetings Continue.
Meetings of ambassadors of the for?
eign power? continue. The question
of the disposition of the Turkish
. islands has been set aside until the Otto?
man government answers the noto of
I the powers, and Albanian affairs are
' now under discussion. A proposal has
, been suggrsted thst Montenegro might
legate the mountain above Cattaro to
Austria in return for Hcutari and as
the mountain dominates Cettmje. the,
capital of Montenegro, the capital
might be moved to Scutari, which is a
more important town. Cettln.io is
hardiy more than a village, except for
the residence of the King, a hotel and
a few foreign legations
KI baas an may be selected as the capi?
tal of Albania instead of Avlona. in
deference to the wishes of Austria,
fc! bass an is in the interior, and. there
, fore, could not be subjected to naval
; attacks.
Note Presented to Porte.
i Constantinople. Janusry 17 ?The
i collective note drafted by the am?
bassadors of The Kuropean powers in
Ixindon wan presented to the Turkish
government to-day.
After the presentation of the note
by 'he ambassadors an informal meet?
ing of the Turkish ministers was held
at the office of the CJrand Vizier. The
diseussion of the note and the drafting
of the reply were postponed, however,
until to-morrow when an official council
of ministers is to be convened.
The Turkish Foreign Minister in?
formed the Associated Press this even?
ing that the Ottoman government
could no: give wav on the question of
Adrianople Nevertheless, he said.
' Turkey was hopeful of arriving at a
settlement of the question without
sacnflcnig her point of view
SHIELDS IN LEAD.
He Is Berel? ing Support of Regular
Democrats.
Knoxvilie. Tenn . -lanuary 17.?The
' decision lo-day of the so-called regular
i Democrats in the Tennessee Legislature
to support the candidacy of Chief
?fustlee lohn K Shields for Senator for
the long term, beginning Mar? h 4.
aroused a new interest in the race
The necessary votes were not forth
'. coming. The ballot to-day resulted
Jobn K Shields. Democrat 5? B. A.
Knloe. independent Democrat. ?. K
I D MeKeller. Democrat. 17. L. D
; Tyson. Democrat. ?. lohn Allison,
: Democrat. 4. Kest scattering
Necessary to a choice. ?17
! The ballot on the short term resulted :
Miiton Anderson. Democrat. 52: as.
,R Webb, independent Democrat.
Ashhurv Wright. Republican It; io
? seph R Wilson, brother of the President
i Fleet, received one vote Rest scatter?
ing
Necessary to choice. ?7
Hoth Houses adjourned to Monday.
MAYOR QUITS IN A HUFF.
Resigns as Fieruttte of Sussex. N. J..
Because ? "uncll Rejects Appointee.
Sussex. N .f . -lanuary 17 - For the
firs' time in the history of this borough
Its M ' of gave up his ofTbe at a special
1 meeting ot Use Borough Council because
tha? bo.lv r'-fu?ed to ?-onflrrn his appoint?
ment of Dawcon K Van Sickle as
No Progress Made in Con
firmation of Ap?
pointments.
DEMOCRATS ASK
FOR COMMITTEE
Republicans Refuse Proposal on
Ground That It Would Result
in Favoritism?Filibuster Is
Begun, and End of Struggle
Is Not Yet in
Sight.
Washington. .January 17.? When to?
day s executive session of the Senate
adjourned, tho deadlock between Dem?
ocrats and Hepubliran* over conflr -
matmn of President Taft s appoint?
ments was more pronounced then at
any previous time.
So progress was made and there was
very little effort to confirm any one.
Ostensibly, the army nominations were
still under consideration, und if there
had been action upon any of them the
nomination of Lieut .-Col. Brewer to !
be eoksavaf, if is believed, would have
beet, affirmed
When it appeared that a vote was
about to be taken Senator Oliver, of
Pennsylvania, made the point of no
quorum. The roll call failed to bring
in a majority, and an adjournment was
taken immediately on motion of Sen?
ator Oallinger
The closed session continued for two >
hours and enga devoted to a discussion
?f the general situation. The Demo?
crats renewed their proposition for u
committee of conference which would
represent both sides of the chamber,
but Republicans declined to accept this
proposal because, as they pointed out.
it would result in favoritism to nomi?
nations from the States represented by
the conferees On the other hand,
the Republicans suggested that they
should proceed with the nominations
in order, with the understanding that
when there was objection on the Demo?
cratic side the nomination should be
passed without action.
This was the crucial point of the con- :
troversy and the Democrats made
known their determination to hold out ?
for tfcc conference committee. To this
end they entered upon a general pre-j
sentation of points at issue. This was
interpreted by the Republicans as a
filibuster, and while they showed aver-'
sion. the Democrats made little effort j
to conceal their intention to delay pro- j
ceedings until their proposals should be
accepted.
Senator Bourne, chairman of the
Committee on Post-offices, preeented
a resolution looking to a change 0T the
manner of reporting nominations. Air.
Bourne proposed that nominations
opposed by an individual Senator
should be reported back to the com?
mittee.and that those opposed by both
Senators from a State should be
brought to the attention of the entire
Senate- No action was taken on the ,
resolution.
Immigration BUI Passes.
Washington. January 17?The com?
promise Burnett-Dillingham immigra?
tion bill, including a literacy test for
aliens, was passed by the House late
to-day after opponents of the measure
had kept the House in a pariiamentary
turmoil for six hours. The bill passed
without a roll call, although every
stage of its progress had been opposed.
The fight against the measure cen- ;
tred upon the provision that would
exclude subjects of countries issuing
certificates of character when the im?
migrants fail to present such certifl
, Bates On a final motion by Rep?
resentative Bartholdt. Missouri, to re- ;
commit the bill and have this provision '
at|gg.? out by the conference commit-!
tee. the opponents of the provision lost.
70 to 14?.
I.ever-Srolth BUI Considered.
Washington. January 17 -The Lever
Smith agricultural extension bill. whi"-h
already has passed the House and re?
ceived the approval of the Senate Com?
mittee on Agriculture, was to-day taken
up for consideration by the Senate.
The measure only got through the
first parliamentary stages when it was
withdrawn for the present by Senator'
Hoke Smith, that trie Seriate might
go into executive aession. It will be
called up again Mouday and pushed
to a vote, according to Sena-or Smith.
Senator Page, of Vermont. Who
dratted the vocational educational bill
whuh includes many of the feature* of
the agricultural bill, to-day offered his
resolution as a substitute for the
bill. Ii had not hrrn disposed of when
the.bill was laid BXBek
CORRECTS TESTIMONY
Necro I.awjer Again Appears Before
f lapp C> ntmittce.
Washington. January 17 - Oilchrist
Stewart, a negro lawyer, sent to Chi?
cago by former Senator Foraker to get
a statement from W'lliiam Winkflcld. a
Standard Oil messenger, about the
sale of the "Archhold letters." appeared
to-day again before the ( lapp commit -
mittee investigating campaign funds,
without adding BSSJck light to the Inci?
dent II? made- some corrections m
bis previous resMmor.v The commit?
tee adjourned Indefinitely.
Premier Is Chosen for
Presidency on Second
Ballot.
WILD CONFUSION
MARKS ELECTION
Successful Candidate, Insulted,
Challenges Ex-Premier to
Fight Duel, but Incident Is
Smoothed Over Without
Bloodshed ? Result of
Campaign Popular
Versailles. France. January IT.?
Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincare.
for the past twelve months Premier of
the Kren> h Cabinet, was elected Presi?
dent Of the Republic of France to-day
by the National Assembly, composed
e>f members of both chambers of Par?
liament, in succession to President
Armand ?allieres. whoso seven-year
term expires February IS.
The wildest confusion, out of which
arose two challenges to duels, marked
the casting of the ballots.
Premier Poincare was chosen Presi?
dent on the second ballot, his Plu?
rality over his nearest competitor
?Jules Pams. Minister of Agriculture,
being If>7. The deciding vote stood as
follows:
Raymond Poincare. 4M: .Jules ?
Pams. 296. Marie Fdouard Vaillant. 6?.
Premier Poincare has fifty-three more
VOteg than an absolute majority of tho
Assen, bly.
Try to Show Hlms-elf Worthy.
Raymond Poincare's first words 1
upon being officially informed of his i
election as President, of France were:
"1 shall'try to show myself worthy1
of the confidence of the National As-I
sembly. I shall forget without effort '
the struggles of yesterday and even the
injuries. Be convinced that I shall
seek in everything and a' all times to be
an impartial administrator."
Raymond Poincare's selection for
the presidency of France, although
made by Parliament as required by the
constitution, is regarded as represent?
ing as well the popular will of the
nation.
The new President is now in his
fifty-third year. He ia of tuodium
height and sturdily built. Above all. he
radiates an impression of force, both
physical and intellectual. He is modost
in conversation, cheerful and patient,
and concentrates his full attention
upon the person to whom he is talking.
M. Poincare's large, luminous eyes,
are the most striking feature of a face |
which suggests tenacity and determina?
tion. He is versatile and comes of a
family distinguished in science and
literature. The President-elect hlnr-cif
is a philosopher, a writer and a member
of tbe French Academy with a notable
career in French law cireles. He has a
peculiarity of never sending his clients
bills for legal services, always saying
that they may send him whatever they ?
consider to be the value of his work.
Interested In I'nlted States.
Americans who have met the Premier
have always found him interested in
the development and the institutions!
of tho United States and accurately |
informed upon the larger aspects of i
current American affairs.
As Foreign Minister. M. Poincare;
greatly facilitated the work of the I
United States ambassador. Myron T. j
Herrick, and his predecessor at the '
American emhaesy. Robert Bacon, and i
gave much attention to the Franco- I
American committee, whii h sent aj
delegation, headed by Oabriel Ha.no
taux. ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs, to
the United States last year, with the
French nation's gift of a bronze bust
executed by Rodin, which was erected
at Crown Point. Lake Champlain. in
memory of the explorer. Champlain.
The Cabinet of Premier Poincare is
liejsnled as steadfastly opposed to :
socialism. f I
Insulted h> < lemeneeau.
Premier l'oln? are was insulted by ex
Premier Cleuienceau at the opening
of the National Congress tor tho elec?
tion of a President M. Pom. are at
? ?nce appointed Aristide Bnand. the
Ministor of Jnettes, and I. I.. Klotz,
Minister of Finance, to act as his sec?
onds and to arrange a duel.
i"ht incident between Poincare and
Clemenceau arose out of a letter by the
lormer Premier to Poincare. tho eon
tcnis of which were considered offen?
sive by Poincare. The Premier prompt
ly s. :.' Ml two seconds to ask for an
explanation.
clemenceau made a satisfactory ex- j
planation to M. Bnand and M. klotz,
who had been sent to him by Premier
Poincare relative to the latter he re?
ceived las: evening from f he ex-Premier. !
The incident is. therefore, considered
closed.
Deputy de Monzie and Paul Boncour.
Recsnsf Minister of Labor, also quar?
relled in tho corridors of the palace and
M Mcnzie sent his seconds to ftf. i
Boncour.
Triumphal Procession.
Paris, .lanuary 17.?The journey of,
Presidcrc-elet I Poincare from the palace
at Vereeiitea to his home in Paris was
one :?.ng triumphant progress. When
his automobile emerged through the
??bateau ga'e at Versailles M Poincare
was greeted by the first expression of;
joy by the general public who gave him
round after round of c heers and ac- '
.Continued on Third Page *
ILL WILL AND MALICE CHARGED
AS MOTIVES OF COMMISSIONER
Bynum Says Cabell Should Be
Ashamed of His Attack
on Upright Judges
Or?>?T.*fV?r*?. N. C . ?'??nary 17 ?
Aeeertina that for p*"r*onal rreaon*
fommiaatoner of Internal Revenue
Hoya' k < ??? ikht t'. penance
N" O'enn William* 'ha* the '-omni?
?loner wa* influenced hr malice and
%)?], - runt William* *n ordering the
I removal of a lanre ayeantt'r of whtekey
fron * warehouse at WHltama N r to
IVoiiavilte Kv and that M< Cabell
' ?hootd he aahafned of hi*. iMinuailnm
and refle-tio.-ie upon 'he t ?-o er- .n^-,
end upright udge? srho hare haart
eat led upon to pee* upon the question*
rateed m raits by William* and Foeter.
\n-Jm4Un W. P. Bjiiaja? to-day me***'
Tlfdnag. raply to the report trane- ,
ml' led ve*?*rdev hv Commta-noner
Caa**l to Secretary of the Treaeury
Mac v each The judge* referred to are
Bovtl. of tho District rotrrt. and'
Prltchard. "f the < k?M Court.
tudge Hvnurr. haa t>?Tn ? onneetted
with tho Old Nl.-k Williame liquor
'??<?? a* special ?)una?l for N*. Diana
William* in ? litigation over ab?>u'
JT.auri cation* of <-..rn whiakev. whi- h ??
1 etored in a warehouse at William?, X. C ?
' and which ha* b<een ordered removed
to l,out*e1He by Com mine loner Pabell i
\(*:n?t *hie order William* *e?;ured an
mi inrtion before lodge Boyd. alleging
th<? ii wa* not bona tide in that the
eommipstone' *?? acting through III
will and mailer The matter is now
pending tmfore <t II Price, a'anding
master and William* and D | Kostk?
as plaintiffs ti the < a*e. have offered
rtnlori ? I'tsinitif ? het* allegation*
ih?' th" a<tton of the ?w>mtnt**to*ier
proered* from II! will an I malice
To Take His l?eeo*itloa.
'Sperm! ?o The Tlmea-Dispatch >
Win* ton Halem. S. C . January 17.?
ntetrict Attorney A. K. Holten left
here to-nigti for Wa.amgtou to ape, I eg
In 'he prooeeriinc* in which !h?> de?
position of < oromlntonw of Inter*)**)
Revenue ?"abe!l will be taken in the
famous ? **e of Collector floors'.' Brown
? n<i X. ?Henn William? < oiiector
Brown has rafueed to laeue Mamp* to
Mr Williams for hi* whiakey. Mr
r> will rijereeont Collector Brown
in the ca*e
The takir ?- "f Mr CaBeU'e o>ba. itioi
may laat two or three day* William*
ha* an harret* of w hi* key In bla
warehouee in Y*<lki*> County and
through le*tru'*tion* of Contmteetoner
< ?hell i*n government officer* hav?
been pt*to,ned there a* award* for aaw
eral month* William*, who alleaw*
peraf i ution matead of pro*?* uti?-n
repeatedir h?? endeavored to buv
? 'an.o.? from Collector Brown without
Hi I i-et-fitad am< et-?'-.'
? ha coli?. ? .? allealn? that he. Wtlltar--.
baa ? ustained loeaee by not beine; able
to dtapoae of ha* ?oorla The cave*
prnrri?M to become mere
aa tha hea.-taa proceede.
PRESIDENT-ELECT OF FRANCE
BATMOND NICOLAS POINCARE.
GIANT C
CONTRO
E
LSTRADE
Coastwise Shipping in Hands of
Trust Which Crushes
Independents. -
SUIT MAY BE BROUGHT
Comnrttee Hcarr^tory of Dis?
crimination From Head of
Steamship Company.
Washington. January 17.?A giant
combination practically controlling
American coastwise trade on the At?
lantic and operating under an agree?
ment with the railroads by which pro?
rating is refused to independent steam
ship lines, except on full charges, was
described to the House shipping trust
committee to-day by A. 11. Bull,
president of the A. H. Bull Steamship
Company, of New York.
Describing efforts of the combine
to drive his company out of the Now
York and Porto Rican trade, Mr. Bull
submitted circulars bearing the names
of the Insular Lino and the New York
and Porto Kican Steamship Company,
offering discounts of 70 per cent on for?
eign rates during a week when the sail?
ing of a Bull liner for Porto Rico had
been announced
"As Bad as the Rest."
When asked by Representative Hum?
phrey, of Washington, why he had not
placed these fa-ts before the Depart?
ment of .Justice. Mr. Bull said that he
had been told tha* he was as bad as
any of the rest ' because he had signed
a bond in 1900 not to enter into the Porto
Rican trade for ten years. He said
he had decided to await the action of
the congressional investigating com
mitee. Chairman Alexander and
Representative Humphrey emphat?
ically expressed the opinion that the
combination should be prosecuted
Companies placed in the alleged com?
bine by Mr. Bull include the Atlantic.
Oulf and West India Steamship Com?
pany, New York and Porto Ri.o Steam?
ship Company. Clyde Line. Mallory
Line and Lastern Line, and the In?
sular Line
The combination. Mr. Bull said, op?
erated under agreements with the rail?
roads by which the railroads refused to
prorate with any independent lines on
less than full cargoes. Ha added it
was almos? impossible for an Inde?
pendent company to secure wharfage
fi lataea because the railroads owned
or controlled the terminals a" ? gag of
?he ports, including New York, where
?he piers were leased
Rate War Coadaeted.
Mr Bu'l 'estlfled that after organiz?
ing the New York and Porto Rican
Steamship Corr.penv. a combination of
circumstances forced him in ISSS to sell
his Interest and sign.nd ri<>! '?? ? nter
m'o the Porto Rican trade for fen
veats i he line then was taken into
the Atlantic. Oulf and West India
Steamship Company. In ISC he formed
the \ H Bull Steamship Companv.
with a principal lino betweem New
York and Stockton Springs Maine
Since the expiration of bis bond the
witness said, libs company had operated
shlpa between New York and Porto
!tio?. m con.pet it Ion with the .-orriblne.
which, he declared, cut rate*, sometime*
giving discount* ??( Jo end 7S per cent,
whenever a Bull steamer was scheduled
to sail for Port.. H.co
\ artous overture* had been made.
Mr Bull continued, to bring the Bull
line Into an agrwerr.ent to roam' un
rats* The witness satd If waa almost
Impossible foe .? indwpea^Seext to
' barter vesaela fe- tha Porto Rican
trade because of agreement* between
ship owners and th? . ..mbtne
I think, forthe good of -he publn
T o' I si Uk' this *he [>ep.,--.pr- ?
of 'is'ire. said Representative Hum
P*rey
?Senate Passes Heaven Bill.
Washington lanuary 17 The Ken
EM gall r-.,|Kaln? a plan L. ? .? one's
the i aar ige ted diatrtct of Uaeh.n?gagT I
mlgiV b? publieadls* sold unless the
owr.-t gar* bond that |t woa'tl not again
b* used fot uuiav^ua putmeea.
TOBACCO TAR
TO BE RETA
FF
NED
Xo Change Indicated as Part of
Democratic Revision
Program.
BIBLES WILL BE FREE
Sub?fs3ntia! Reduction LTfcely in
Tax on Wood Pulp and
Print Paper.
Washington. January 17?Substan
: tial reduction of the tariff all along the
, line in the wood pulp and print paper
, schedule and retention of approximately
, the existing duties on tobacco, cigars
; and similar articles, constitute part of
the Democratic tariff revision program
: to be presented to the coming extra ses
i eion of Congress.
This was the situation as viewed by
I Democratic leaders after two sessions
to-day and another to-night in the
marshalling of testinomy on schedule
"M." pulps, papers and hooks, and
"F." tobacco and its manufactures.
Just how far the Democratic mem?
bers will go in cutting the paper sched?
ule is problemat leal. So far thoy
have not had a conference on the sub?
ject, but the consensus of their senti?
ment favors reduction wherever possible
in this part of the tariff law.
Admit Bibles Free.
Of the incidental portions of the
schedule it was probably assured that,
; the committee will provide for free ad
' mission of Bibles and of other relig?
ious works. A plea of elimination of
the ii per cent duty on Bibles was made
today by the Presbyterian committee
on publication, through H. E. Magill,
? of Richmond, its secretary.
Most of the Democratic members of
i the committee, if not all of them, regard
the items in the tobacco schedules as
luxuries, and ope of the schedules most
easily adapted to revenue-raising pur?
pose*
chief interest of the day centered
in the presentation of arguments of the I
spokesmen of the newspaper publishers
and of the diametrically opposed paper
manufacturers.
John N'orris. of New York, chairman
of the committee on paper of the
American Newspaper Publishers' As?
sociation, representing consumers who
pay SMflm.orjn a year for news print
paper?the newspapers throughout the
country ? - presented testimony, fre- !
queptlv marked by colloquies with
Republican members of the committee. 1
in favor of letting down the tariff
bars that shut out Canadian paper and
the , uttng off of all r'-etrictions upon
MM importation of the cheaper grades of
.?? ? ,1 i i'ps entering lu' i
paper manufacture.
The American Paper and Pulp As?
sociation, through Arthur C Hastings
of New York, its president, represent-1
ing. h" said the paper industry. wi*h
an investment of fan on* <?o. and an
annual business of Unfl lOO.nfln. voiced
opposition to a chucge in the pr- .?? i.
tariff.
t rge an Increase.
Representatives of the wall paper
industry, through Robert Orares. of
New York, urged an increase from 1
K to st per cent on foreign wall paper.!
which, he said, come* Into competition
with the higher grade* of domestic wall j
Mr Norn*, in his plea for news
print paper from across the Canadian
border, said that the American News- >
paper Publishers wanted i ongre-s* -o
' anssire the procurement ,.f a perma?
nent and adequate supply of cheap
paper by broadening the paper market
to the utmost "
He errattvped what he called primitive I
ajaathods of Asnerican paper manufac?
turers and the antlqu.fr of their paper
machine*
lohn T WheelwrtghV of Boston, a
Paper manufacturer, later tea tided that
S * Wrawtard of
wanted the tariff on t
He said he ?poke f
Wilaaej. N
bacco iw
tha
re'ajned
PARDON GRANTED
TO FOLKE BRAND!
Mortimer Schiffs Valet
Now Is Free
Man.
SULZER BELIEVES
IT ONLY JUSTICE
Prisoner Makes Full Confession,
Admitting Former Falsehoods,
and Promising Never to Ap?
pear on Stage or to Make
Money Through Con?
nection With Case.
Albany, X. Y.. January 17.?Got
ernor Sulzer to-day pardoned Folk*
Brandt, former valet of Mortimer %
j Schiff, the New York banker, on the
i ground that Brandt's nentor.ee of thirty
, years for burglary was excessive.
At the request of Oovcrnor Sulzer
I Attorney Ooneral Carmody made a
! statement in which he said he favored
I Brandt's pardon "not as a mattet* Od
'mercy, hut. an a matter of Justice.'
! He criticised the procedure through
. which Brandt was tried and sentenced.
Mr. Carmody declared that the Oov
I ernor's action wiped out a "blot on the
judiciary of the State." and showed
j that "there is nothing that can defeat
I the ends of justice."
United States Senator Knute Nel
: son. of Minnesota, made a speech In
which he characterized Brandt's sen
1 tenco as udicial tyranny. The Gov?
ernor, explaining that Brandt had prom?
ised to lead a better life if released from
I prison, added that Mr Schiff had said
he would not oppose Brandt's applica?
tion for clemency unless it was based on
scandalous and main ions statements."
Many Petitions Presented.
Earlier in the day Senater Nelson
had conferred with Oovcrnor Bulzer in
j Brandt's behalf and Brandt's counsel
i had presented petitions from forty-two
j States ami national Swedish societies
I urging Brandt s release.
It was stipulated hy Oovernor
! Sulzer in pardoning Brandt that he is
! not to accept a theatrical engagement
; and must not in the future reflect upon
the character of any one. Senator
? Nelson volunteered to take Brandt to
Minnesota and at the suggestion of the
Oovernor Brandt accepted the offer.
A condition of Brandt's pardon was
his confessing to falsehoods in his
former efforts to gain his release. In
this connection Oovernor Sulzer read a
letter at the hearing from Mr. Scruff
explaining that while he had heretofore
j opposed all applications for Brandt's
j release, "because they were based
! upon lying, scandalous attacks upon
my honor." he would not oppose the
present application if asked as an act
of mercy, rather than one of justice.
The governor's reasons for pardoning
Brandt are given in a statement in
which ho said in part :
"Thoso familiar with the Brandt case
are aware of what has taken place
heretofore in connection with the
matter and the decisions which have
been reached thereon. The record is
not in the prisoner's favor. He is not a
I martyr, and as an individual is en
! titled to little consideration
"I have no sympathy for Brandt, but
I have got iegard for the due admini?
stration of justice. After all. that Is
the main thing in this matter. There
is no doubt of his guilt. He admits it.
His Sentence Excessive.
"Having carefully examined the
entire record in the case for the purpose
of doing what is right and proper to
the people of the State, and to the end
that substantial justice be done, I have
reached tho conclusion, after mature
deliberation, that Brandt s sentence
was excessive."
Brandt left Albany within two hours
, after the pardon was placed in his
hands. After spending a short time
in Washington with Senator Nelson,
who stood sponsor for him at tho
hearing. Brandt will go to Minnesota,
i wbere. among people of bis own na
' ttonnlity, and with the assistance of
j Senator Nelson, be says be will en?
deavor to carry out Oovernor Sulaor'e
! admonition to "redeem himself."
If Brandt violates any of the condi?
tions, the Oovernor say his pardon will
be revoked and he will be remanded
to prison to serve out his term,
i Tears filled Biandt'a eyes as Oovernor
Sulzer handed over his pardon before
the largest crowd that ever gathered In
the chamber. He winked hard and fast
as he grasped the papers and found
himself m the centre of a crowd of
struggling friends The ti>I to greet
him as a free man was Senator Nelson.
With the formalities of filing the
! papers in the of flee of the Secretary of
State over Brandt prepared to leave tho
; Capitol. At the side door of the Oov?
ernor > private room, he paused and
grasped the Governor's hand.
"Oood bye. Thank yi>*u." he ex?
claimed.
"Oood hye. mv muf mma good luck
i to you." aaid the Governor. Re?
member your promises to me. I will
see that voj get along "
1-cascs With sfenator.
With Senator Nelson, his counsel,
?and a friend of the latters Brandt rode
I in an elevator to the first Hoor of tfeo
! Capitol.
"How do yo i feei ? ' he was asked.
"Not very well ' was the answer.
? Are you happy'"
? Very happy, but ! don't feei west.'"
Senator Nelson interrupted and tkss
four wer* whirled away to a hotel tn
an auto After dining they wefat to tteO
station and left Albany on the t o caeeat
train for New York. Few rrcogxtaeet*
! Brandt as be went through the statSaSa.
I roes might have been a voung
business man He is slim, but Wei
knit He wore a black derby and a light
colored raincoat. Under this was n
perfectly
groomed]
' ed hs.r
iai: crowd
mm eioee ittn
red He was fa
: glossy and arm
rsndt has s keen muv
and he did net 1
years spent in prison I
accomplished wondei
? ? ->r>*' 'in* He also
?f " Make. Pnfl ? ,
Movert ? Bu ssts pordoa to Prsndfj
was granted on an .appeal "litter art.
gjot Is *he eiecijttTs ? ?'?ev
Brandt end Werden |^*J"r) ??'saxanxi
Sagtet nonfe-etv-e wit*. Ooearnae_ ?eft*
I aar Th* mis* as*racy isar'
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