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THE TIMES FOUNDED UM.
THE DISPATCH FOUNDED UM
WHOLE NUMBER, 19.256
RICHMOND, VA.. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1913.
THK W,:AT?KB TO-DAV^. PRICE FIVE CENT3._
United Shoe Machinery
Company Is Sued by
Petition Filed by Attorney-Gen?
eral Wickersham Is Severe
Arraignment of Unfair Tac?
tics Alleged to Have Been
Used in Destruction of
Trenton. N J , February S ?The
Federal government mad* Ita third
antitrust move against the United
Shoe Machinery Company In a civil
suit, filed here to-day. charging the
bo-called "trust" with wielding an
alleged monopolistic powei and ur.
t ilr trade llf tkr to force the Keighley
Company?a competitor?Into an un?
lawful contract for the leasing. sale
and fixing the price of an "Inseam
The United States District Court
here ?an asked to terminate the con?
tract under which the Kelsrhley Com
ran> gave the United Company the
exclusive right to lease to shoe manu
fa.-.urers the "inseam trimming ma
cjine' the patent of which is held by
the KeiKhley Company The effect of
the agreement Is declared to be "to
perpetuate anJ extend a monopoly of
the shoe machinery industry to th?s
l.'nitet* Shoe Machinery Company of
New Jersey "
Defradaate to Salt.
Following are the defendants to the
fcUlt: United Shoe Machinery Oom
1 any. Boston: Keighley Company.
Inc.. Vineland, N J.. Sidney W YVIn!
lo.v. Orleans. Muss.; Edward I', iiurd.
New ten. Mass , Charles l'ercy Kelgh
ley. William liottomej Keighley and
Charles Keighley. of Vlnel?nd. N J.
The government's petition is a se?
vere arraignment of the "'trust's" al?
leged unfair practices. The vigorous
en'oi cement of its methods is declared
to hnve driven practicallj all competi?
tors from the shoe machinery industry,
fiving the I2i.000.0o? United Company
control of more than !** per cent of
the trade. The big corporation is de?
fied by the government as follows
hi the bill.
"Ii> misrepresentation i-nd threats
u dstprivea Us competitors of their
vustudiers. It has threatened Ha com?
petitors that it ?tili use Its enormous
roouice? and powers to take away
OsHf customers. iiy threats it ha*
prevented competing concerns from
?Mortal the business It has given
rrl>atea to shoe manufacturers to in?
jure therr. to us* exclusively its ma
iI nes. It has dlscontinueo the sale
to shoe manufacturers of all the
iL on Important machines, and v.
r jI 1> devi*ed and put into effect leases
and licenses containing unreasonable
and oppressive provisions, which
ab-reetr.ent8 shoe manufacturers are
compelled to execute in order to obtain
machinery with which to equip their
fa. lories "
The company is accused of acquiring
patc-uts for valuable inventions and
n t using them for long periods. Per?
sons assigning patents to the "trust"
aliened to have been required tc agree
to transfer for a specified time all
their future patents or invention of
I a fair Methods ? karge?.
To destroy the competition of the
Kt-igMey concern the United Company
Is caarged with empio>ing alleged un?
fair i:.elhods to make it difficult for
Its < onipelitorb (o conduct Its business
The petition points out that thf
contract gives the united company
exclusive rights to put out on leas*
all the "inseam trimming machines"
owived or controlled or hereafter mad
or acquired by the Kelghley Company
Ths two corporations agree not to
encoarage any otber person or cor?
poration to enter into business !n con?
nection with inseam trimming ma?
chines, ?xcepi in accordance with the
terms of the contract. While the
ICelghlcy Company reta ns the rieht
to sell the machines, the contract pro?
hibits it from accepting a price Ires
than $(*0. The Krlyhley Company is
required under the agreement to pay
$2oo to the United company for every
rapid Inseam tr.'mmmg machine it
The petition is sWpi'd by Attorney
General Wickersham. James a. Fowler
ast'Stant to the Attorney-Oeneral.
William flrogg. special assistant, and
John B. Vre.land. United States at
torn?y at Trent-a.
The contract was *nt?red Into only
last Sept'-mtx-r There is pending a'
Boston a civil suit for the dlssolu
tlon of the she- machlnerv comjanv
and one count of Indictments return-,
against its offlrrr* for the alleged vio?
lation of the ShTman law. Th. United
States Supreme Court recently dls
missed oth-r indictments filed aaglns:
the aant" 4?f?ndant*
i'.neton. February s.?Treasurer Louis
A. Cootldsre. of the United Shoe Ma -
clnnery Company, issued the following
statement relative to the government
suit filed azalnst the corr.panv:
Tw? subject matter of the Mil re- j
lates to a .-.r.tract by the Keighley
ccrapsry. owner of patents on an In
?fera trimming machine, whereby they
gave the United Shoe M.i-hlner\ r0r.
|.?nv a ruht to t?-as? this mar-htn*. hut
reserved to themsels-e? the right to
S*>11 the machine
"It I? a perfectly legitimate contract
under the patent law. and was ap?
proved by counsel for the company It
was made or the sollen ?tir>n of <r -
Keegakey wpauv "_
BR?K AW GETS JUDGMENT
?srs Real K?iafe ?ia ??>? Failed t*
Mlneola. I. 1 . February ?.?W Oowld
Ttrnkaw lo-da> was a warned a >uog.
n.enl fn- ?fc?:?? ?gw.rst J..hr J vut
thews, a promin-nf real eslsfr man of
Metthews had rn.rg* *f certain
propertied of Brokaw and colhvted the
?--I. ? .-ordlr.e t? th* complaint ?.
lh/d B-rV-t iW^Zgnte gii: ]
<.fs'Ud nur: f.ft Hfl.
FATAL TO CLERK
JAMK* F.. POHTF.R.
JAMES E. PORTER
KILLED By F?LL
I Clerk of Louisa Circuit Court
Tumble? Down ?Steps and
RUPTURED BLOOD VESSEL
Body Identified While Broad
Street Crowd Stood By.
Clearly an Accident.
Jas Hriwird Porter, thirty-live years
! old. clerk of the Louisa County Circuit
: Court, who had been In Richmond fo'
! several days, yesterday afternoon, at 5
. o'clock, fell down the steps at 'IS
Ea.-t Broa<l Street, fractured his skull
und died in a few minutes. Just be?
fore he waf- killed. Mr Porter appeared
to be in a dazed condition, when
a citizen suggested to him that
Hi sit down on the steps. Instead of
doing so, he attempted to climb them,
and after IM !:h<i leached the first land?
ing, which is 01 cupied by an employ?
ment ..4"Hcy, he lost his balance, fell
the entiie length to the entrance, and
et: uek bis head against a concrete
floor. Leash was almost instantane?
Persona who saw the prostrate form
thought Porter ?ai suffering from a
convulsion. Several policemen were
soon on toe scene, and it was discov?
ered that he was dead Coroner Tay?
lor was summoned, and after examina?
tion, said death was due to a fracture
of the skull, which ruptured a blood
vessel in the brain.
Bigger Identities Body.
It was with difficulty that the body
KM identified. Thomas H. Bigger, of
TU West Grace Street, connected with
the office of the .-t?te Auditor, passei
the scene of the accident before the
body had been removed, and having
known Mr. Porter well, at once iden?
tified the body and supplied Dr. Tay?
lor with what information was need?
ed Dr. Taylor pronounced the case
one of pure accident, ant", deemed an
inquest unnecessary The body was
turned over to an undertaker, and re?
latives of the dead man in Louisa
were communicated with by Mr Big?
ger A brother is expected hero this
morning. Sir. Porter was unmarried.
*?a "t Formet < Irrk.
Mr. Porter was the youngest son of
the late Ihm J Porter who was
, Uerk i.f Louisa Couniy from l?<56 to
, the time of his death la.-t March t'por.
his father s death. Mr Porter, who had
been Mtfag as deputy, was appointed
clerk by Judge Shackelford
The youiiR man belonged to a prom?
inent :^oulsa County family and had i
a mm iv? guaintui:ce in this city He
was vir.marrled. Arnon*r the relatives
I who survive him are Ml mother, two
brothers?Phillip P Porter, casnier of
the Bank of Louisa, and Dr Harry w
Portor, a prominent j h. ?slcian of the
same town?and two sister??Mrs
Charles Dor.nely. of Louisa, and Mi?
Black, ol St. Louis The body will be
taken to-day to the hcrr.e in Louisa,
where im funeral wi;i be held.
HIS CANDIDACY OPPOSED
Many Densoeratlr ?eaator? !>? Not
Favor ? ??-ph u. Wllsos.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch]
Washington, p, hr> ary s.?The cac
dldaiy of Jose oh K Wilson. NUtfcl o:
tho PreelJent-eW t. for secretary of
the fnltecj states Senate. Is r. >t meet?
ing with g<-n?rai approval among the
D-mccratie members #of the upper
house Senator Martine, .f New Jer?
sey, whose ?lertton to the Scn:.te
du? in large part to the sur-port >f
Governor Wilsen. Is outspoken lr. his
opposition to the i-andidsc} of the
Governor's brother A numbe- o.
other S-r.ators. among Them men sup- j
r>os-d to be In sympathy with Gov?
ernor Wilson's policies, als? question
thj propriety of Mr Wilson's candl
daey and the wlsd'm of his el~"?!on
Serator Mart!r<~ ?a:'i -o-day ?hs* in
his Judgment th? ranlidacy of Joseph :
R v. iis^n ml?-ht r>- construed as ;
"smacking of nepr.tisir " and ?xpressed
a doubt as t? whether he would ??te
for him rvr. :f re w?r? reou'Stee) to
.In so *iy (Jnr-'.Tir Wilson hi-^U'lf
Mr. Wilson was 'n WasMngton yes
terday en ro?te from Prlsjc*ton. where
ne conferred with (its brotner. the
President-elect. *o Nashville, where b
ls engaged In the n? wst>ap?r bus'nes*.
He spent several hours a: th? Cspltoi
ar.d m<?t a number of t>?mocratlc Sen?
ators, lie ,?n"rrae<l the rumor that
he was a ean<ildat? for the onV*
Fr'ends of Mr WPson In the itenate
do not regard aero??ly the , Mectlons
that have t?e*n advanced to Ms can
.1'darv It Is r"-->gnl/ed. howev-r. tfcat
in. orposlflor, t? Mr Wilson? eangt
dar? has create* an embarrassing si'
nation amoaig th* fierc/v-rats snd tha;
Ma ?efea? for s p?a<e mta-ht br mis
construed br the ^pintry as * rebikr
by the Democrats of the !?en?te to
swiln tm CmtHmrn.m ?and?r < m ,
laai 1st Latter sawvssally r?mi?<-%+4 wtta
'???xxr ?XIr exees* SIT??!?? Bens w
m KmU sr K Mai?.?a4? I
NO TARIFF BARS
Tuberculosis Cure IViay
Come in Free.
DECIDES TO VISIT
Much-Talked-Of Discoverer Will
Come to New York on Invita?
tion of Physicians, Apparently
Not Accepting $1,000,
000 Offer of Mr.
(f-neeln! Cable to The Times-Dispatch )
Berlin, February 8?What in the
dutv on live germs? This was the
I oser asked of Mr. Th.-i'kara. the
American consul-general, on Thurs?
day by Dr. Friedmann. the discoverer
of the alleged cure for tuber-ulosls,
j who was accompanied by Professor
Schleich. Dr Friedmann. who says he
will sal! for New York not later than
February I*, and possibly sooner,
seems to fear that L'ncle Sam will
want to collect heavy duty on his ilve,
i nonvirulent tuberculosis bacilli. The
' value of the world's rights of his
j serum as a remedial agent for tubcr
' culosls Is. he said, had been placed
at several million dollars
Consul-General Thackara could not
find germs, microbes or bacilli In the
American customs classifications. He
, assured Dr. Friedmann that Unrie Sam
would not bar the Introduction cf the
germs to the t'nited States
Dr. Friedmann informed Mr. Thack?
ara that he proceeded to New York
on the invitation of several American
physicians. He apparently had not ac?
cepted the offer of Mr Finlay. of New
York, of $1.000,000 if he would cure
; ?5 out of 100 patients While he Is
i away Professor Schleich will take
: charge of Dr. Frledmann's American
i patients who are now here.
Dr. Birr l?rorests.
In an address before the Berlin
Medical Society Professor August Bier,
one of the most eminent surgeons in t
Germany, protested against the use of
his name in the foreign press as recom?
mending Dr. Frledmann's remedy.
He declared that he never lecom
i mended It. On the contrary, he had
Invariably stated that he had not
seen any convincing proof, and It was
J therefore Impossible for him to test
it or judge of Its rain* eo long as it
was in Dr. Frledmann's own hands. He
stated that it had been reported to
him that Dr. Friedmann had frequent
: ly refused to take serious cases. If
' the remedy should not fulfill the
claims made for It Professor Bier said
that the prestige of German medical
science would suffer, as well as the
high reputation of Germany's physi?
cians. If reports were allowed to
spread that noted German doctors had
given favorable testimony as to the
efficacy of the Friedmann remedy be- :
fore Germany's largest medical body.
Dr. Hans Karfunkel, who until a
few weeks ago was associated with
Dr Friedmann. has started up as a
rival of the latter Dr. Karfunkel is
using the bacilli culture of Dr Plor
kowski, who was formerly Dr. Frled?
mann's bacteriologist. This culture is
now also in the hands of ?he United
States Marine Hospital Service. at
Washington, having been sent there
by Dr Held, of Pittsburgh.
Dr Karfunkel claims to have treat?
ed seventy patients with the culture
and to have obtained similar good
results ?.5 those secured from the
F'l'dmar.n culture Dr Karfunkel de?
clares that whl!e Dr Friedmann s
treatment is the best tuberculosis rem?
edy In existence. It has Its limitations,
and Is not a cure all by any means.
Sow on M ay Here.
'Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
Kansas City. Mo. February 8._
CSarles E. Finlay. of New rork. who
offered Sl.frV?0<j to Dr. Friedman.-. ?
German scientist, to come to the Cntfe-d
States tnd establish a sanatorlugi for
ifce cure Ot '.on?umptlon, 's In Kansas
City He a.-r'ved here thsl morning -o
visit his brother. James Pfnlav. who is
Dr Frledrr.ann is on his way tr> the
Pnlted States. He left Oermany last
night and will sail on the steamship
Kronprlnz-ss'.n Ceet?e. according I ? a
cablegram received here by Mr Fin?
ewhen Dr. Fr>drr.ar.n arrives." said
Mr F nlay." he win use the polytech
nie Sanato-lum In New York City, and
, at mv expense will experiment with
his se"-u-n on joo tuberculosis pati-nta
regarded a? Incurable,
Amor.R On cat'.ents will be rW
Paris, of. Ir. J?r.apol's, a son-in-law of
the Ni w Vvrk banker.
Dr. Friedman:? sl'pp-d out of Berlin
under cover of darkness in crder*to
ev?d'- "h? <;erman ?.IBCals. who ?<?
-autior.'d te. wat-h h!?n As a result
of his ir.f irmal leave, he may b* com?
pelled ta ?emain in Amer*<-a 0::re b?- i
for :>r Fr!e<"-nar.n accepted the case
of Mr rin'.my's son-in-law. Mr Par's
He p-'pared a? that time to come to
the f\-.:?-i states and submit his
M *h? :??? required by Mr Fin?
lay, b'P 'he pTj?>l!c:ty given the affair
reaen<-d 'he ears of ?he Kaiser. wh.
Is said to have "h-ckmttrd th? rr.o?e ,
LEAVE FOR NEW YORK
Sir. and Mr*. Reach Depart Frees
?MOT ?f Pawewa Trial.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch )
Alken. S C, February I ?Mr and
Mr- Frerterl.k O Bearh l?ft Alken at
4 70 'his afternoon for New To-k and
r>i-">l.ors?ing that of Mra Heach. had
Its weight with the twelve men who
? r'juit'en Mr Beach of the rharc ? f
murderously assaulting his wire In
tJto parti g?ltig North were also Mr
er.d Mrs Hsrry B HnlBna. Jr. Mra
!< ? M s ? R Taller. an1
Thomas !* Fuller
At the de(.?t to Me) Mr end Mrs
Bench and their party good h\ this ?f
ternr.cn were those who throughout
the trial of Mr Reach occupied seats
direct P. I 'Mtil them In the courtroom
Aemtc then, were Mrs C Oliver Iselln.
Mr snd Mrs Joseph Harnman and J
Arror i n* to Information r.-crl\e.l
frnwi reliable sourros ih* trial proved
very e*p*na?ve to Mr Beach, and cost
him in rvund figures |]*.*?*).
West Virginia Senators Exonerated
I "" ^^"^'^T^Z^uX?:^^i' .her, . .. o. ??. - Ik. V?. ??.or MM*
ham will report th result to the Senate._;_?
IN PARIS COURT
Bandit and His Accuser Face
Each Other Before
In Impassioned Appeal to Wit?
ness, He Declares Hi
Paris. February 8.?Therj was a dra?
matic incident during 'he trial of the
automobile bandits in the Palais de
Justice to-day. when, after Caby. the
bank messenger. Tho was robbed and
almost Killed !n the Rue Ordener. had
recounted the Jittack on him. he iden?
tified Dieudonne as his assailant.
Dieu-lonne who is looked upon as
the principal among the prisoners,
stood up and made in Impassioned ap?
peal to che witness. He said
"I have no feeling against you. If
vour evidence srouH ?-cnd me to the
scaft'cld. I ?hall expiate without re?
morse the crtsM of another, but I swear
to you that I am Innocent On th?*
heads af the yife cd naldhlle olv ehr
heads of tho wife and --h.ld I love I
sw?-ar tliat I 'ould rot have been your
aggressor. Liok at me"'
Caby. pointing towards iJieudonne.
repeated his declaration. 1'or a few
seconds the men confronted each othed.
Trey teere- only three yards apart.
Dl?udonne. with a voice that grew more
and more strident, kept repeating. "I
am innocent." Caby In hard, deter?
mined tones, replied back: "I swear
that it was you "
When he oecame convinced that he
could not shake Caby*s belief, Dieud?
onne at once began to urttue In a com?
posed manner that Caby said h*s <tg
cressor had uned his left a'm to shoot
him. Dleudor.ne arg'ied th t as he was
not left-handed he could not have heen
the aggressor. At this point Pleud
onne's la wye*- stopped .the argument,
evidently with the Idea of reserving
this point foi nls sjsjpsj plerdinr;.
Poerr.ans. who was with Caby at tbs>
Mine -A the assault, also Plentifieidi
r>!'udor :.e as the assailant with ec/nat*
i<rmtiess A scene bsmsssbV to thnt be
: tween 'abv and Dieur'onne was then
repeated, though It aas not quite so
T-.-oa> the first stage In the trial
? f the hearing of witnesses began, and
that Is how Caby and Poe-.->ans testi?
fied Previous to their ?ppearar.i e.
Jourdan. an anarchist member of the
eang. who Is accused of having s'.r
piled arms and assts.lrg Cailenin? BS
i ?scape. was interrogated Justice
Hel-i'-'t accused him also o'. con-octing
Pt.-i: >r.r;e's bM Tiicn the hearing
I of witnesses was begun
iffer He Will He K?(i?i a"
"Tlnnl* V? ?nrlrnn w .
WMMssglgsX February % ? "Thomas
gcidrii Wilson" Is the way the nan
of the in-.orclr.g president wi:i appear
on si; th* commissions issued by M*) >
?.-r.<ral Leonard Wood a? arar.d mar?
shal of the Inaugural parade.
That fact was disclosed 'n a letter
received by f>?neral Wood thl? iwr..
Ins from Bailey. Ranks _ B Idle, of
PVladclph'.a, who have the contract
for -ngravln* those ofldal commts
Thst firm expressed recr?t at tV
delsy tr :h* delivery jf th' ri-r.n, ?
sloas. and explained that "it was du'
to the fact that they were not iwir?
that th* President-elect's asm. If
'Th?'ma? Wo??drow Wilson' ???:! af**'
th"\ had engraved hia name on the
plat* as 'Woodrow Wilson '
Th erro- hs? been -osSvcted th?
mm per. v says, and) ths osmmlsslsaa
will he delivered to the grand marshal
early ?'*t week
will get out of politics
takes) Term ??wlser ?an He WHI
Retire te Lsetle fsns.
[ihse-. U The Tl" *? 'H.pstrh )
New Tork. Fewixary * - <KTrri->r
?ulrer told hi* hoots of the Lotas < lul>
to-night tr.aiwhen he ?ra? throaah
with his pre*ent Jot. b* trt*nded in
get oat of politics He had about
eronch he said, gtoosnfly of the n la
rojir. aentatlons and #1.??Ppolr?ment?
of political If*" and strife.
MILS OF GRAFT
WILL BE FOLLOWED
Gambler'? Story Again Opens
L'p Field of Corruption
in New York
AUTHORITIES ARE ACTIVE
: Further Revelations Will Be
Made When Grand Jury
Seeking to Make Terms
(Special t* The Times-Dispatch.)
?w Vork. February ??Pir?e??
representing themselves to be
friendly to In?peeler Sweeney. It
wan learned to-nlslit. are seeking
to set Into communication with Dis?
trict Attorney V* hitman with a
view of learning what terms enald
be made for tke Inttpertor. who has
been aeeaeed by Captain Walsh,
throe overtaren (itr rine to-nlKht
to reports that the way already wna
paved for the continuance of the
inveatiicatlon on Its Way to the goal,
which la Interpreted nn being" po?
Xotblag dennltr wan forthcoming
to-night, however, aa to the nctual
ponltlon of laepeetor Sweene- in
New \ork. February- ?The most
drastic investigation of police graft
that liaa been altemp'ed since Police
Lieutenant Charles Pecker's hired
gunmen shot Herrran Roser.thal to
death la.it July 16 declared to-day to
i.e under way as-a rerult of the story
told to tne alderman.c < ommittee yes?
terday by James Ptircell, who ran
gajimf or -hance in many houses under
; police protection for titp.rly seventeen
years, ucording to his testimony.
"Purceil's story will be Investigated
in all it- ramifications." it was stated
at police ucadquartera to-day on behalf
)of Comnisslor.er Wnl_o, who had be?
fore hin. the four t reel net captains
still members of the force who were
accuse! i>r Pureel! They wore ques?
tioned regarding the gambler's allega
; Hons th.it they toor money in return
for protection of Purcell
K.i h of the four t'ented In sworn
stat*rr.e:its the truth of Purceil's
charges, or* of the qti&rtet Is Patrick
J Cray brother-in-la-- of Charles F
Murphy. Ion Je.- of Ttr-rutny Hall The
> a.c Thomas F Maude. Patrick
an and Fred W Martens
U.iolr Story \-? Revealed.
Pu-ceil did r.ot tell his whole e'ory
j on the stand yenterd.v . it was learned
from the district attorney's ofTico The
rest "f is will be reserved for the ex?
traordinary grand luiy. which will .->?
same !i* work Monrt;,y
District Attorr.sy Whirmsn plans to
?*ek. first, the indictment or Polle?
Captain Thomas Welsh, und-- suspen?
sion since < onCeosIng he shared in
graft -cl'.rcted by Patrolman Kuf?r.?
'Fos. second. Iniictmert of -n >ntctal
at headquarters, a man a-sp?tle_ as
tke source of a fand raised to keep
O-org* A. 1*1 Pp. a disorderly hotel
keeper, from trstifrmg b. f->re the
grand Jury agatr.st WaJsh prior tt the
Litter i rOnfenSlOTI.
Mr Whitman has def-rred far **
time hia purpose to sr. k the indl< t
ment of Inspector Ivr.r.ls Vween?r
under snap' nalon sine.1 Walsh accused
htm of ha?irg d.vtdrd g?af? money
with him After Walsh and the head?
quarters o_oi_i hav? been mortal. If
that takes plarr. tnettmnoy sgalnsi
???p.rio- S??? ?n?r will be h??rd by
the Inry. which will then rah< np th
-.?legations of Purcell. who wit] b*
<-orrob-.rated. according to the .Metric
attorr-y. by wlivtf* whose names
have nrt been dlactosed. This is ea
pecfd to lead to many mors indlct
?n H I s
Pop . rnr,,?u-tener W aldo +~<\ Ms
mm third deputy, ?^ommissl-n. r ifa.rv
y Nrwh irg r ??amlned ihr 'en nie n
rtsfhM n?*n who reesntly wer- at
ts'he.1 to |rsT? t~ gweeney's s:sff at
?ill.* h*a4ga*rtrm The T??*_Wh
put to the policemen had to do with 1
whatever they might know with r*
gar<l to th? al??g*?1 grafM-e. opera
' (Continued on Fourth Pare.)
LEGATIONS ARE IN
STATE OF FLUTTER
Hasten to Assure Knox That
Their Countries Are
ALL GET SAME ANSWER
Warships Will Preserve Status
Quo in Central America Till
Change of Administration.
Washington, February 8.?Move?
ments of the L'nlted States warships
to Central America, which became ful?
ly known to-day, put the Central
American legations here into a state
of flutter, and sent the Latin-Ameri?
can ministers hurrying to assure Sec?
retary of State Knox that all was trau
' quil In their countries.
I Before noon practically all the min
I isters t?a4 communicated with the
State Department to Inquire the rea
1 son for the navr.I demonstration and
disclaim existence of any conditions
To all queries the same answer was
returned, that the naval movements
were merely precautionary, and in
large part inspired by information of
activity of revolutionary Juntas in
: this country. At any rate, the State
l>epartment was unaffected by any of
the representations, as was evident by
the fact that In addition to the four
warships either under way or about
to be ordered to Central America, the
gunboat Tacoras, at Boston, wan also
added to the list anil her commander
' was instructed to hold his ship in
i readiness to relieve or enforce the ves?
sels on the Atlantic coast of Central
It was intimated in official quarters
that the purpose of the naval move?
ment was to Maintain the status quo
in Centtal America, so far as that can
be done by the restraining influence
of warships, until the incoming admin?
istration has had an opportunity to de
i fine Its policy and de? ide upon Its at?
titude toward the Fan-American re
Authentic reports c? uprisings, co
; Incident with the < fa'ige of adminls
l tration in this cour.trv. determined
j Secretaty Kncx to nuard American in
; tereets by having a atrong American
I naval fWeg at strategic points. It was
pointed . ut to-day that 'his action dues
not in a:iy way commit the incoming
admir.lsf : a'ion. which, of course, may
withdraw the warships at or.re. if
' that ? ourse is regarded as desirable.
Tbe g'int-'iat Annapolis, wtik bsr
crew of ia< kies augmented, fn rrt tn>
South Dakota and Colorado, startet
last night fr>m San DI? go f > Ar.ia
taia Mond-iras. to stard g-.iar i or, Hp
Pacific side The Nashville, at Sew
OMfaiis. 's r. <V?ig r?:-?r s-a aid
Is expected to put out tor Buer? ? Oh
U-z. Horduras. on the Atlantic side,
early Monday morning
Ordered ?* Bleewetde.
The rr*i!f>r De? Moo'rr*. :>.>w at
?unntanaano. the Cuban naval station.
? been ordered to h- at Biu- ? * 1'
Mrarag' a. r.ot later than r
The Denver, which has been ? wmA :<t
!>y distressed Americans threatei d a\
attack from Mexican r<t>ei? m A.a
pulco. will put out from th.-re in a
day or Id and drop dosf:. M Aca
CHANCE FOR BOY SCOUTS
They Will aid M.?<.?li?i < <?"??" ?* la
Washington ??>?.? \*r\ ? The Rot
er?, where f
will be tec
PASSED BY HOUSE
Would Prohibit Ship?
ment of Intoxicants
Into "Dry" States.
VOTE IN ITS FAVOR
Action Comes After Most Stub?
born All-Day Fight of Present
Congress ? Spirited Attack
Made on Rules Committee
for T ?xmitting Considera?
tion at This Session.
Washington, February 8.?Tke W*?
bill (?> prohibit thr iatrratatc at
or liquor Into ??dry" State? for pa
of sale, "or la aay aaanarr oseer* l>
violation of the stst* lawa, was paar?
by the House of Representatives UrtV
to-day. Two hnadrrd and forty vote*
were recorded In favor of the ??naiif
whtlr slaty-?ve Hepreeeatatlves w*te?
Th.-> passage of the bill ended on
of the most stubbornly fought all-da*
contests of this Congress, Senato
Kenyon, of Iowa, author of a Senat'
measure of the. same general purpose
> sat In the House most of the 'da:
: watching the flgiit which opened wltl
I a contest over the rule 10 bring ui
(he Webb bill. Representatives of or
ganlz. d antisaloon advocates sat In th<
galleries and kept tallies on the ro)
Spirited Attack en RIU.
Representative Fitzgerald, of New
Tork, criticized his fellow Democrat*.!
? leaders for not devoting more time ti
essential appropriation bills. Repre?
sentative Dalzell. of Pennsylvania. Re
; publican, said this Democratic PTous<
; woutd go down In history as one ol
j "masterly Inactivity." Representative
Mann of Illinois, characterized as
?'flimflam-- the bringing op of the bill
st this time. Former Speaker Cannon
declared that the States should regu?
late traffic themselves. Representative
Berger, of Wisconsin, Socialist, con?
tended that all great men. from juliu
Caesar down to Cannon, were temper?
ate drinkers Representative 8herler.
of Kentucky, attacked th-' validity o!
the biil. and Representative. Rucker, of
Missouri, said he represented numer?
ous constituents whose homes bar!
been wrecked by liquor.
All amendments offered to the Ml!
wera rejected. One of. these would
h?v? substituted the bill air-ad:
passed by the Sonate, and anothe
would have added a penalising elaus
with fine and imprisonment provisions
j which J?rn? members declared urouId
( have made the measure unconstltti
I tlorial. The bill now goes to the Sen
With party lines temporarily eliini
' nated. the House adopted. 211 to SO, a
I special rule for considering the bill
' The rule provided for the introduction
of amendments and limited debate to
I three hours.
I Representative Dalzell and Repre
! sentatfve Fitxgerald led a spirited fight
? against the special rule, when the
j House assembled, insisting that wltli
! the short time left for consideration
! of several appropriation rills, no oth
j er business ought to be transacted an -
I der special rules.
"Why is It." demanded Mr. Datsoll,
j "that we have this moral spasm at title
' juncture .' When the history pf thisCon
] gress is written, it will t-e the history
of the most incompetent and most use
I less Congress that ever sat under the
! dome of the Capitol."
Hnles 4'oounlttee Criticised.
Representative Fitzgerald attacked
j Democratic Leader I'nderwood and
j Chairman Henry, of the Rules Commit -
! tee. tor allowing the remainder of the
? session to be taker, up by measures
! which "they know have no . haue? c?
"Monody expects this bill to become
? law: it Is brought up so that swine
members may have an opportunity to
fool the public." he declared.
Representative P-'u. of North Care
? Una. and Clayton, of Alabama defend
! ed the Ruies Committee
Representative Minn denounced ft
as an effort to "flim-flam" the public.
, Referring to Representative Henry as
"the Attomey-Oeneral of the neat
Cabinet'- and i>ersonal representative)
of President-F.lect Wilson, he declar?
ed the Rules Committee chairman ap?
parently was leading an Inspired ef?
fort to prevent consideration of the
appropriation hills so they might go
over I ..I session of Congress).
Vi (raid tsarad Banking I s-.
[Special to The Times- Dispatch.]
Washington. February .V -Senatar
Hoke Smith, of fleorgla. Irtreduced a
bill In the Sei te ' * pr - t-'ing an
amendme :t to the rational raabfaaT
taw, so that national banks msy loaa
-nor.ev and take real e,t.ite as security
I for the loans r: e b'll ;.ropoe*s le>
1 amend r-ct'ci \ ?? cf ?he rompilsd
Statutes cf t;-. I'nlted States fcr 1H1.
The hill was rrf.-rred te the Finance
Committee p.id pr.nte-1 in the reeoesi.
P will not be pressed at ti
of Ccngress. but Senator <m;th esj
to urge Its ' orsideratlofi at the neat
The necessity." said Senat-.- ?mit?.
: aking use of foreign credits anal
facilitating th< demand for rurrssMy
X. .?r e- cased .n agricultsrs kt
g gl litis Haas I regard real
as the bv?? .f all se urlty. and
Ihr 'im; .<f most permanent value ta
The p-. idi'-e against real
as a securit:- ?r?? ot,t nf the
pr<k-rdure in e?,nlty for a forecloaaw
rtgagea on real estate, which la
.-ver; State. r? at eadsts security ssMa
be put in ahsps Where it cm be rsss>
verted into nsowey a 1 moat as qsec