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Forty-third Year-No. 127-Pr.ce Five Cents OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 2,1913. Entered as Second-class Matter at the Postofflce, Ogden, Utah 1
SENATORS TESTIFY I
AT LOBBY HEARING
1 ' Witnesses Declare They Know of No Improper
Influences Being Exerted or Money Expend
ed to Affect Pending Legislation Hear Only
Legitimate Arguments and Protests
TELL OF SMOOTHEST LOBBYIST IN COUNTRY
Ashurst and Borah Describe McMurray's Im
proper Methods to Prevent the Cancellation of
a Contract With the Indians For the Sale of
Their Land President Wilson Will Furnish
Committee With Information on the Subject
"Wash inpt -(in. June 2 The firs? senators i testify today nt the
tnatos investigation nf the charpr that ;i llh is working againsl
the tariff bill, declared knew "f do improper influences being
exerted, no nsp of monej and had not, themselves, attempted to im
properly influence any other senators. All admitted having talked
with manufacturers interested in the tariff, having heard arguments
and protests, but all considered such proceedings strictly Legitimate
and none considered tin1 men with whom they talked as "lobbyists
Senator Ashursl said, however, that "n man named McMurray"
had been attempting improperly to influence senators againsl the
movement to cancel ertam Indian contracts by which McMurraj
said to stand to receive $3,500,000 Senator Borah referred also to
"the man Senator Ashursl mentioned
Just before the committee boan taking testimony Chairman
Overman and Senator Reed conferred witli Presideul Wilson. It is
said the president would not be called before the committee but
would transmit anv information he mighl have an the Bubjcct of ;i
Washington. June 2. The search
(or a tariff lobby such as President
Wilson had declared was operating in
Washington, began today with i ' W D
f Ste judiciary' sub-committee holding
Every senator was prepared to an
swer a series of eleven questions
which constituted a "grilling" to de
termine whether he has any persons!
Interest in the tariff or other legisln-
. .: Hon and to find out what persons
hare approached him in the offort to
Influence his action on schedules ol
I the tariff bill.
It lias been estimated that hundreds
of men Interested In manufacturing
or other business affected by the
tariff have been in Washington during
the last few weeks and many sena
tors claim It would be Impossible to
remember all the persons who have
called upon them to make appeal for
Senators Ash'irs: Bacon, Bankhaad
and Borah were the first asked to ap
pear before the commlttcf A sched
ule had been prepared limiting the
questioning of each senators to fifteen
minutes and providing for sessions of
the committee until 10 o'clock each
Before the committee met. Senators
Overman and Reed went to the
White House and had a long confer
ence with President Wilson Both de
clined to talk of their visit The sen
ators did not ask President Wilson to
appear The impression prevailed
that later the president might furnish
a list of names of those whom be
believes to be lobbving against the
Ashurst First Witness.
Senator Ashurst, called before ihe
committee, said he was not Interested
In any manner In the production, man
: ufacture or sale of any artlele men
tinned in the tariff bill or any other
bill pending, nor had he sought to In
fluence any othr senator
The committee then made the first
effort to secure a list of so-called
Senator Ashurst said he had not
kept a record of those who had talked
with him but be was prepared to
W gire names of all he could rememb r
W The fir' was "William Kettner ol
M California." who had asked him to
find out whether there would be
K anv further reduction In the tariff on
H. lemons and fruits The senator
4 asked Chairman Simmons of the fi-
nance committee and the latter said
he thought the Underwood rates would
"But I told him." said Senator
Ashurst, "that I wanted It distinctly
H understood that In asking the ques
B tion. I was not urging that the tariff
A be not reduced. '
( ; Mr Clure. representing western
sheepmen, and a Mr romllnson, rep
B resenting cattlemen. Senator Ashursl
H Baid, called on him and by legitimate
argument sought to show him that
the sheep and cattle business would
K be hurt by the bill.
"These men did what every Am rl
ran citizen has a right to do talk 'o
m their senators about their business al
B fairs." said he. No one. he declared.
had tried improperly to influence his
Smoothest Lobbyist Ever Seen.
Senator Ashurst said he did belie. e.
however, that ,i 'man named UcHur
rav" had been attempting to influence
Improperly the a''l'm of senator with
respect to preventing the can cells
tion of certain contracts he (McMur
ravi had with f'herokee Indians r
the sale of land wbcreb he would re
"He Is the smoothest lobbyist I
have ever noon," added the senator
"He could earry a bundle of eels ui
stmrH without dropping a single one
Senator Ashurst said he considered
any man or woman a "lobbyist" who
"buttonholed senators or members of
congress and urged them to vote for
certain measures or suffer reprisals
in the elections."
"i don't consider a man a lobbyist
who flies legitimate arguments with
congress about matters in which he
Is interested." the senator said.
Senator Bacon, who followed Sena
tor Ashurst said that "out of aljynd
aUce of caution." be wanted to tell
the committee that he owned a small
farm in Georgia on which some ar
ticles might be raised that were af
fected by the tariff. A sewer pipo
factory, a street railway, a gas com
pany, and an electric company wer- 1
other industries in which Senator Ba
con said he had some Interest.
Seen Little Lobbying.
"I don't believe any of them ale
affected by any of this legislation,"
he said. "I am sure 1 want no duty
on sewer pipe."
J. F. McMurray. an attorney of Mr
Alester. Okla.. prominently identified
with Indian legislation, has a contract
with the Cherokee Indians for the
sale of J35.000.000 worth of land, for
which he Is to receive 10 per cen'
There is a movement in congress tiuv,
to annul his contracts.
Senator Bacon said he had not tried
to Influence members of the senate,
except In a general wuy, to urge a
reduction of tariff on articles of gen
"I have not listened to a single mar
or heard a single argument on this
tariff bill." he said. "I have received
a great many letters and circulars.
"I have seen very much less effort
to Influence legislation in this bill
than In previous ones It does not
eompare with th consideration of the
Payne-Aldricb bin in that reaps I
No person had attempted to Influ
ence blm Improperly. Senator Bacou
said, and he knew nothing of at
tempts to use money for lobbying
I don't think a man who comes
here to represent an interest In I
which he himself is concerned, to
present arguments. Is a lobbyist."
said the senator "Neither do I think
that a lawyer who comes here In a
legitimate way to represent a reput
able Industry Is a lobbyist"
Senator Bacon knew of no recog
nized "lobbyists" giving dinners or
social affairs seeking to Influence
Senator Bacon concluded by testi
fying he had heard there are two
"sugar" organizations In Washington
one for free sugar and the other
Senator Bankhoen was citll-d hut
did not respond. Senator Borah tOOM
"No" was his answer to all the I
questions as to whether he was in
terested In any industry or repre
sented professionally any Industry
affected by the tariff.
"I withdrew from my profession
when I entered the senate." he said.
The senator was a lawyer.
In Behalf of Wool Grower.
Horry Day and a Mr Canli ol
Idaho, he said, had talked to him
about lead ; Frank J. Hagenbarth and
)r McClure, members of the wool
growers' association In regard to erool
and several men from Louisiana In
regard to sugar. The names of the
latter he could not remember
Senator Rorah Bnld no one h;id at
tempted to Influence hlni Improperly
and he had no knowledge of the use
of money He told the lead and BUgar
men he thought the hill would pass
ub written and that It was not worth
i. while spending the time discus
"1 do not consider the men who
called on me lobbl8tH.' he said.
"They were all men legitimately rop
resentlnf industries which Ihey be
lieved would be affected. " He added
he had seen "no lobbyists" ;n this
"Did you see them at former ses
sions?" asked Senator Reed
"We all make up our minds about
certain men that we believe are try:
lng o Influence legislation.' he said.
Pressed for names, Senator Borah
paid he regarded "the man mention
ed by Senator Ashurst" as Interested
in securing certain land legislation-1
IT WAS SOME WEDDING.
News Note Member of roult are aid to be extremely exhausted after the Marriage
of Princess Victoria Louise.
Senator Ransdell of
Louisiana Declares the
Free Sugar Schedule
"Violates the Pledges
of the Baltimore Plat
form Not to Destroy
Washington. June t. Senator Rans
dell of iouisiana, in a prepared
speech today. disch.i r o d verbal
broadsides at the so-called 'sugar
trust," declared the free sugar sched
ule of the tariff bill "violated the
pledges of the Baltimore platform
not to destroy legitimate industry."
and declared that in supporting free
sugar "the Democratic party will be
playing Into the hands of the sugar
trust and other refiners "
Mr Ransdell made the statement
that tho cane Industry of Louisiana
"supported half a million souls;" that
the beet sugar industry employed
150.000 people, with 500.000 depend
ent upon it and that 200.000 people
in Hawaii depended on sugar. The
refiners, he declared, employed about
Directly attacking the so-called
sugar trust. Senator Ransdell re
viewed the customs frauds and the
government's ant I -trust suits against
the American Sugar Refining com
pany The campaign for free sugar,
he charged, was conducted by the re
finers "to distract attention from
themselves." No reductions in price
to the consumer would follow free
BUgar, Senator Ransdell declared.
Washington, June 2. Sex hygiene!
and the enactment of a law to com
pel prospective bridegrooms In the
nation's capital to procure ;1 certifi
cate of good health before a mar
riage license Is obtained, were sub-1
jeets up for dlBCURslon today at a
meeting of prominent society women
and welfare workers. The meeting
was held In the home of Mrs. John
Hays Hammond, wife of the mining
While it was apparent that the
women were agreed on the compul
sory production of the health certi
ficate by the bridegroom, there
a difference of opinion as to the
method of Ismilng such a certificate.
One group favored the establishment
oi s medical board in connection with
the health department, while others
would give the authority to any re
Dr. Eleanora Folkmar wa9 on the
program as the principal speaker, al
though Mrs. John A. Logan. Mrs.
Howard Dell and other prominent
men were prepared to advance their
yleWS Further conferences vll be
hold before rerommcndntlons as to
legislation aro made to congress.
Greece and Monteneg
ro to Exchange Their
Views on a Decision of
the Spoils of the Late
Sofia. Bulgaria. June 2. An agree
menl in principle for a meeting of
the premiers of Bulgaria. Servln.
Greece, and Montenegro was reached
J last night by the Bulgarian and Ser
: vian ministers who met at Tzarlbrod.
on the Bulgarian frontier, to exchange
views on the situation.
During their conference the Balkan
premiers will attempt to( settle all
the matters in dispute between lite
Peace Delegate Hurries Home
London, June 2.Dr. S. Daneff. the
i principal Bulgarian peace delegate,
left London for Sofia today in response
to an urgent dispatch from his gov
ernment. Servia and Greece Agree
Salonikl, June t.A reort from
a creditable quarter says that a
eoiiinii-rclal and politleal understand
ing has been reached between the
Greeks and Servians against the
claims of Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian commander at Eleu
thera today informed the t'.reek com-
mander that the Bulgarian troops
would not advance any further and
; that the recent movements of Mie
Bulgarian soldiers had not been in
tended In a hoBtlle spirit
Norwegian - American
Presents a Plan for the
Establishment of ( en
ter for International
Interests May Be in
Rome. June 2. Hendrlx Christian
Anderson, the Nerweglan-Amerlcan
sculptor, of Newport, R I presented
to King Victor Emmanuel of Italy,
during tho private audience today, the
results of his nine years' labor on
tho project for the establishment of
a world center for International In
terests. The king displayed much Interest
in the scheme, since one of tho situs
proposed to the new International city
which It Is su.-jgeated shall be capable
of housing 1,000,000 Inhabitants In
Tripoli nnd Amortra has also been
mentioned In this connection.
It has been suggooted horc thai this
1 project might be developed In co-operation
with Secretary of State Bry
an'B peace propaganda. In which It is
proposed that differences between
any two nations shall be submitted to
a commission appointed by both,
which shall Investigate the controver
sy and make flndirtc Of faet without
attempting to pass on the merits of
the case. It Is pointed out that
In-sides Italy, nine other nations have
responded favorable to Secretary Bry
Four Heavily Armed
Bandits Beat New
York Merchant Sense
less Then Make Wav
With $4,000 in Gems
Lock Proprietor in His
New York. June 2. Four armed
highwaymen entered the Jewelry shop
Oi Mandel r.recnhaus on the lower
east side today, held him up at the
point of a revolver, beat him senseless
when he resisted, looted his two safes
of H.nun In gems loeked him In the
shop und escaped. Qreenhaus stag
gered to his feet, smashed the glass
panel ol the locked door and crawling
through gave the alarm The leader
( the highwaymen entered the place
alone, Greenhaus said, and asked to
ace a cheap watch displayed in the
window When the Jeweler returned
to the counter with the watch. Tie
looked up into the muzzle of a revol
er Three other highwaymen darted
In b '"re he could make an outcry
and stunned him with the butts of
their revolvers. They looted the sale
as be lay unconscious on tho floor.
President Holds Week
ly Conference With
Answers Their Ques
tions and Advises
Them of Proposed Ac
tion on Appointments
Washington June 2 Three da I Oj
rest end recreation have brought a
glow of color to the face of President
Wilson snd today be looked refreshed
and healthy as he faced a half him
dred of Washington correaiondents
at the usual Monday conference. Tho
president was In good humor and
parried dozens of questions with evi
"Can you tell us what is holding up
the nomination of a public printer?'
was one of the first Inquiries
sfatnly the Indisposition of tho
president.'' said Mr. Wilson with a
laugh In which his hearers Joined.
In response to other questions -'
president said he had practically ae- i
tided on the personnel of the new in
dustrial commission and might send
tho names to the senate this week.
He said he had nearly made up a lm
of diplomatic appointments but would
not make them public.
Although he has decided on an am
hnssador for Mexico, the president said
that appointment would be deferred
until conditions warrants rerognitlon
-f the Mexican repnhlic Changes in
the civil service commission, he let it
be known, would await the outcome
of an investigation by the senate of
the civil service.
Charles P. Taft, a brother of lie
former president, dropped in to shake
hands with Mr W ilson and the lattei
inquired when Professor Taft
expecting to return to Washington. Il
learned that his predecessor would u
here June r for s meeting of the Lin
coln memorial commission.
Court Dismisses Case
Against William R.
Nelson, the Kansas
City Publisher Judge
Prepared His Opinion
Jefferson City. Mo. June 2. The
Missouri supreme court today dis
charged William R Nelson, owner and
editor of the Kansas City Star from
contempt of the Jackson county cir
cuit court. The decision of the su
preme court was unanimous.
The supreme court held the article!
published in the Star contemptuous. J
but ordered Mr. Nelson discharged
from contempt solely on the ground ;
that .Circuit Judgo Guthrie prepared
his opinion the night before the trial
i Judge Woodson, who wrote the opin
ion, held that Mr Nelson was depriv
ed of his rights by Judge Guthrie and
condemned without the taking of tes
timony to B hearing on the part of
the accused He also found th: C
Judge Guthrie, in preparing his find
lng the night before Mr Nelson w;3,
hailed Into court, violated a plain and
fundamental rule of right and sought
to deprive the prisoner of his rights
without process of law.
The court further said:
"We are clearly of the opinion that
the publication was not literally or
substantially true, but Is highly con
temptuous to both the court and the
Judge thereof. The principal question
presented by this record Was the
publication of the article contemptu
ous of division No 1 of said court and
of the Judge presiding therein?
"We are unanimously of the opinion
I that this question must be answered
In the affirmative, and Judging from
the mode of trial pursued by counsel
for petltlonel H'ol Nelsonl they must
have entertained the same conviction,
for thev were unwilling to let the r.r
tlclo speak for itself, but introduced
much evidence for the purpCV of
showing that no contempt was In faet
intended, notwithstanding its scandal-I
Kansas City. June 2 -William R
Nelson, editor and owner of the Kan
sas Cits Star, was found guilty of
contempt of court and sentenced to
imprisonment of one day in the coun
ty jail February 1 last by Circuit
IJUdfe Joseph G Guthrie of Jackson
county, who based his action on the
publication in Mr Nelsons paper of
an article which said that Judge Guth
rie had refused to dismiss a divorce
suit until parties to It. who had set
tled it out of court and asked dlsnils
sal. had paid their attorneys' fees.
Incarceration was prevented by :
writ of habeas cbrpus The case
taken to the Kanfeas City court of ap
peals and thence to the Missouri su
TODAY IN CONGRESS
Washington. June 2 Day In con
Lobby Investigating committee be
gan open hearings.
Finance sub-committees continued
work on tariff schedules.
Judiciary committee a. t-d favorably
on O'C.orman bill allowing chief Jus
tices to assigned federal Judges to cir
cuits other than their own.
Met at noon and adjourned out of
respect to the memory of the late
Representative Ceorge Koenlg. Third
Speaker Clark appointed committee
to attend funeral
Democrats caucused to ratify com
mittee appoint ments
FOR WOOD WORK
James Douglas and his assist. mis
passed upon the exhibit of High school
work in the Movie Furniture com
panyS window Saturday and awarded
the prizes as follows:
Flrt prize, $in. noatcd by the We
ber Lumber company. Morris chair
made by J. Cbecketts.
Second prize, $6, donated by George
A Lowe company, rocking chair, made
by Ray Pearson.
Third prise. donated by Peery
Knlsoly company, taboret, made by
Norman Ma lone.
Fourth prize, $2 donated by Peery
Knlsel company, taboret. made by
A telephone table made bj Bdward
Conro) ires awardedVdhs nexl place
on the list ol awards.
OF MURDER I
Former Sergeant of
Hospital Corps of the
Army Is Alleged to
Have Killed His Wife
and Three Sons
Portland, Ore.. Juno 2. George K. LB
Schall, formerly a sergeant in the
hospital corps. U. S. A., was arrested
at Vancouver, Wash., today charged
with the murder of his wife and three
children at the presidio, San Fran- LH
Cisco, last April The bodies were H
found in the ruins of Schall's home In Hj
the non-commlssloned officers can- Bj
tonmenl which was destroyed by fire.
In a statement made today Schall
declared his wife and children had Bl
been killed with an axe by some per-
son unknown to him and the house rlBn
set on fire. Sssnn
Schall served 27 years In the army. BBBBI
He was arrested at the home of his
sister-in-law in Vancouver, and It was SBBBH
stated by the deputy United State- Basal
i marshal who took him Into custody Bj
that he probably would not resist ex- H)
To Get a Little Insurance
San Francisco. June 2. Shortly af- H'
tor Sergeant George E. Schall, ar- B
rested In Vancouver. Wash., today. H
left his cottage in the presidio here
on the night of April 18, the small Banal
frame house was burned to the B!
ground. Within were Mrs. Schall, at: LB1
Inralld, and her three small son B'
Henry, Francis, and Joseph, none ol B:
whom eseaDed. SH!
whom escaped. Hi
It was supposed they had been B
burned to death but investigation of B!
the ruins showed that the skulls of B'
the children had been broken to bits. B
Fragments were found scattered lu B
At first the theory was advanced Bj
that the skulls had exploded from the Bi
beat. This theory did not satisfy B
George B. Stoner. a brother of the H
dead woman. Working in conjunc- Bi
tion with the officers of the post, be B
learned thut Schall had insured his B,
family for $100 each a few days be-
fore the fire. BBaai
In affidavits laid before the federal saal'
grand Jury on May 29, Lieutenant H'
William T. Code of the hospital corps
swore that Schall appeared little af- Bf
fected by news of the fire when be
was told of It.
In his pockets were found al) his LH
enlistment tapers since he entered
the service. In explanation he said
that it was his habit to carry the pa-
pers with him. but In the affidavit B
they showed no traces of pocket B
Schall collected his insurance and L'f
immediately afterward was given his Lffi
discharge. While here he gave no LLu
bint thnt he supposed his wife and LaK
children had been murdered.
ACCEPT THE I
PEACE PLAN 1
Secretary Bryan That
Japanese Approve the
Principle Advanced by
United States for Uni
Waablngton. June 2 Viscount
Chin da, the Japanese ambassador, late
today called on Secretary Rif an with
formal notification that Japan had ac
cepted in principle the proposed plan
advanced by the United States for H
rut BS i
KING RECEIVES PAGE
London. June 2. Walter Hines
Page the new American ambassador.
accompanied by Irwin B. Laughl'.n.
secretary of embassy, today attended
King George's usual derby week levoo I
at Buckingham palace. bbbk
TODAY'S GAMES I
Red Sox Beat New Yorks.
New York. June 2. (American)
First game: R. H. E. Ml
Botton 4 4 1 Hi
New York . 3 5 3 bbbf
Batteries Leonard. Bedlent and
Carrigan; Fisher and Sweeney. bbb
Athletics Beat Senators.
Washington. June 2. (American) 1
First game: R. H B;
Philadelphia 9 14 3
Washington 4 10 4
Batteries Brown. Bush, Bender 1'
and Lapp: M ul If n. Boehler. Hughes. K
Engel and Henry'
Quakers Defeat Dodgers.
Philadelphia. Juno 2 (National l
Brooklyn 2 6
Philadelphia S I H
Batteries Ragan. Wagner and Mil- H
ler; Erwln, Scaton and Killlfer.
Pirates Beat Doves.
Pittsburg. Juno 2 (National l "Hj
Boston j J -H
Pittsburg 7 -
Batteries James. Strand and 1BH
Whaling. Rariden; Hendrlx and S H
(Additional Sports on Pages 2 anl 8)