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The Omaha Daily Bee
OUR MAGAZINE PAGE
will Interest every woman who
likes good heart-to-heart talks
with other sympathetic women
THE WEATHER.
Fair; Colder
.' VOL. XLLI NO. 147.
OMAHA, FH1DAV MOKNING, DECEMBER G, I!)r2-TW10IAM0 PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
SERVIA WILL DECIDE
TO LEAVE ITS CASE IN
HANDS OF POWERS
Indications that Dispute with Aus
tria Will. Be Settled Without a
General European Confliot.
CONFERENCE ELAN 13 ACCEPTED
Austria Adheres to British Proposal
for Meeting of Ambassadors.
SEPARATE TREATY WITH GREECE
Little Nation Will Make Agreement
with Turkey Soon.
SULTAN 13 VERY MUCH PLEASED
Division at UIUk.i AIllc CoK De
light Anionjr Statesman of Cnn
stnntinople Protest Made
Asulnit Ronthnrdtuent.
LONDON, Dec. 5. The dispute between '
Austria-Hungary and Servta, arising out
of tho Balkan war, which has threatened '
n general Uuropean conflict, will have 1
been stoerod Into a tsafo channel and the
pcaco of Europe will be maintained If. u
announced today. Servla has definitely
decided to leave Its case In the hands of
tho greu,t powers.
With the adhesion df Austria-Hungary,
the proposal of Sir Edward Grey, the
British foreign secretary, to call a meot
Ins of the ambassadorial clearing house
i.has now received praotlcally unanimous
welcome.
There seems to be a general disposition
today to strive honestly to prevent any
further complications arising from the
clash between Turkey and the Balkan
.allies.
The puzzlo of Greece's attitude In con
nection with tho armistice is expected to
bo solved satisfactory as It is not believed
that Greece will Imperil her own victories
by maintaining a separatist potlay.
Separate Treutr vrlth Greece.
An armistice between Greece and Tur
key Li to be concluded In a day or two.
according to u news agency dlBpatch
from Constantinople.
Ismail Kemal Bey, the leader of the Al
banians, has telegraphed to Vienna from
Avlona protesting- against the bombard
ment of that town by two Groek gun
boats, according1 to a dlapRtch from the
Austrian capital. After the bombard
ment of tho international telegraph of
fice, tho gunboats made special targets
of those public building In the town
which were flying the new Albanian flag.
Htr Edward Grey, the British foreign
secretary said this afternoon that al
though the propoaad ambassadorial con
ference In London was making progress,
toward reaJlaatlon, It bad not yet befit
definitely decided by all the European
powers whether the moment mi op
portune tor It.
I'mnofi Stands Ir Xtm Allies.
PARIS, Deo. 8. France spoke plainly
today on the European situation. Premier
Polncaro told the committee on foreign
affairs of the chamber of deputies:
"We stand by our allien and our friend
ships." The premier was laying- down the policy
to be pursued by France In the Balkan
settlement.
France's "allies" are the other members
of the triple entente, Great Britain and
Russia,
France's position In the present Euro
pean situation was summed up by Pre
mier Polncare In a few words v He said:
"France's program Is:
"First Continuity In our foreign pol
icies and consequently the practical and
preserving operation of our alliances and
friendship?.
"Second Sincere and continued efforts
to secure the peace of Europe.
"Third Above all, the firm and calm
resolution to secure respect for our rights
and maintain our national dignity free
from all possible attack."
Cabinet Approrn .Speech.
The French premier's address had not
only been carefully prepared, but hart
been submttted previously to a special
session of tho cabinet, and It was real
ised that a spoech similar to those de
livered by the British premier, Herbert
Asqulth and the German Imperial chan
cellor, Dr. Von Retbtnann-HoUweg, was
awaited with anxiety In every capital of
Kurope.
As the most Important negotiations are
now being pursued Premier Polncare
pointed out that he was not free to apeak
without restrlotlon. He wanted to at-
flrm, however, that France in the settle
ment of the present Eusofiean questions
wished that its alllanoe and friendships
should find new proof in tbetr foroe and
in their efflclenoy.
France, the premier said, always con
sulted England and Russia In advance
before acting and always acted with
them, aVjd he added:
"We shall continue to act with them
In accord and with confidence."
Itererrlng to the future, 1L Polncare
said:
"All the evidence goes to show that a
general settlement of the pending dif
ficulties will be effected sooner or later.
I'p to now the powers have been fn ac
cord recognizing that military opera
tions do not constitute accomplished
facts and that no power has adopted any
irreparable initiative. This result, which
Is the beat guarantee of European peace.
Is especially due to the fact that the
chancelleries of Europe have been In con
Mailt communication in the last few
weeks."
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Kansas Boy in Navy
Confesses Murder
of Three Years Ago
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 5. The con
science of Jolm Wesley Derr, a 10-year-old
Apprentice seaman at the naval train
ing station on Verba Buena bland, played
a peculiar trick upon hlra.
Instead of forcing him Immediately to
confess to having murdered a man three
yearn aico In Richmond, Kan,, when Its
workings become Insistent two weeks j
ago, u roDoeu nun or niH appetite, unu
for nearly a week he did not eat. Derr
told his mates that he was suffering
from Indigestion, but the physicians could
find no trace of the ailment. Still he did
not eat.
Last Sunday a master of arms went to
tain room and told hip that ho would
have to appear at mew whether he ate
or not Derr asked the master at arms
to sit down and llston to a story. "If
you do, you can make JWO without turn
ing a band," he added.
"Do I have to write tho story" askw'l
tho pettr officer.
"No. You only have to telegraph three,
words, 'Derr located here.' " '
nrt fhnn InM Am Hint (lima v.JIN
:ago In Kansas, after a quarrel, he had
hit a man on the head and killed him.
"I was only a boy and ran awny."
Derr said. "I Joined the navy, thinking:
1 could forget what had happened, but
It was In vain. When I lost my appo
site I realized that the secret was under
mining my health. 1 decided to confess
I am willing to be taken Mok to Kan
sas."
Derr's .confession was accepted by tho
Island commandant and ho woa locked
up In solitary confinement nftor he had
sworn to an affidavit embodylg the con
fession. This was forwarded to the Kan
sas authorities. The name of the man
Derr says he killed was' not revealed.
RICHMOND. Kan.. Doc. S.Nelther
John Wesley Dorr nor anyone else Js
wanted here for murder, according to
the local authorities. Derr Is not known
In Rtohmond.
Nebraska Man Says
Harvester Combine
Took Away Agency
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 5.-Wlth thirteen wit
nesses still to be examined at tho hearing
here of the government's suit to dissolve
tho International Harvester company, at
torneys for both sides seemed determined
to hurry matters when the folrth day's
session opened this morning. The hearing
was originally set to cover only four days,
but the attorneys are doubtful If all tho
evidence they wish submitted can be
gotten In by tomorrow night.
William H. Gresn, an Implement dealer
In Crelghton. Nob., testified that ho had
been In business since and carried
the Deerlng lines, of. harvesters. After the
formation. -of.'AJvv.Iriternatlonal Harvester
oompany In 1004, he Bald, he was Vis
ited by" a stranger who Inquired his fuel
ing towards trusts. His views were not
favorable, he said.- and the stranger then
Informed Mm he wan a secret agent of
the International' Harvester company
and that unless Green stopped talking
against the trusts the International lines
would be taken from him.
Green said that three weks later hin
stock was ohecked up and the Interna-
tlonal removed all its machines from hip
store. He then advertised he would sell
only Independent lines. He irald he put
in a stock of Acme and Keystone ma
chines, which, he said, were advertised
as Independent.
After handling the Acme and Keystone
for the season of 3505, he heard that both
of his present lines had been subsidiaries
of the International for two -years, al
though he had been assured, ho testified
that the companies were Independent.
Ho has not handled farming Implements
since 1905, but haB confined his business
to vehicles and tillage Implements, which
the International recently has taken up,
Commissioners to
Examine Modern
Woodmen of America
ROCK ISLAND, 111., Dec. 5.-(6peclaU
In view of the unrest In the fraternal
world occasioned by the agitation
against tho advanced rates of several
fraternal societies and the decision of
Judge Shirley at Springfield, III., In the
case of the Modern Woodman of America,
that the new rates are unreasonable and
unnecessary, the state Insurance commis
sioners now in national convention at
New York have decided to make an ex
amination of tha Modern Woodmen and
to report for the Information of the pub
lla the facts concerning the needn of tnt
society In respect to rates.
Report will also be made on the so
ciety's general condition and management.
The examination will bo conducted by
representatives of the Insurance depart
ments of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Min
nesota, Now York and Rhode Island.
Dying Judge Said '
Sidna Allen Shot Him
WYTHBVILLE, Va., Dec. 6.-"8ldna-Allen
shot me; Sidna Allen killed me!"
were the dying words of Judga Thornton
L. Maisle, as he lay bhot down by the
Allen clansmen In the Carroll court house
last March, according to the testimony
today of Coroner Nuecols of Hlllsvllle,
at Allen's trial here. Allen Is on trial for
the killing of Commonwealth's Attorney
Foster, but the court admitted the testi
mony over objections of counsel. Allen
has bean found guilty of second degree
murder for Maasle's death.
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GENERAL OF NEVADA, DEAD
RBXO, Nv., Dec. 5. Cleveland H.
1 1,aker attorney general of Nevada, died
suddenly this morning at his home at
t Carson City. His death was due to Iriter-
IlaI hemmorrhage. Baker was a native
f California and was the son-in-law of
X'nlted Senator Perkins of California. He
wi a young man. promlnentWn Nevada
politics and a democrat
FAILS TO SEE
Story of Relations of Two Men Sine
Eleotion Told at Governor's
Vacation Residence.
COMMONER GOES SOUTH IN VAIN
Offer to Meet Pretident-Eloct Cas
ually Made in Letter.
ANSWER IS SOMEWHAT DELAYED
Wilson Agrees to Confer with Ne
braskan in United States.
NO USE FOR SINGLE ADVISER
(tiivrrnnr Wilson IlnjtortrU to lle
(rent Cviifldcucr In Underwood,
I, under of Ufmnomllo Ma
jority in Hons.
HAMILTON. Bermuda, Deo. S. The
story of Just how the engagement for the
approaching conference of lYesldent
elect Wilson with William Jennings
Bryau came to be made was told today.
It snoms that just before Wilson's de
parture. from Princeton, and while he
was keeping his destination secret In or
der to avoid callers, word oame to Bryan
that Wilson was going to Florida. It
happened that Bryan already had mado
plans tq visit Miami, and in writing the
president-elect, casually mentioned tho
fact, adding that he might drop In on thu
next president some dny if the Utter
happened to looato nearby.
Tho letter was not received by Wilson
until after he had arrived at Hamilton.
In reply hesald ho would be pleased to
meet Bryan when he returned to tho
United Stntes. This Is tho extont of thn
correspondence on that subject between
the two democratic leaders since elec
tion. l'lie prrBlilont-elect Is not permitting
himself to be trouhled over the prcdl--tlons
of factional differences affecting
his administration.
"I know that there have been all sorts
of criss-croesrs," he said today, "but
there Is not going to be any trouble
Why. It would be downright stupidity to
start trouble In the prcsvtt state of
things and those. who txepct It are going
to be fooled mid badly foolnd, too."
i Mnslo Ailvlix'r Wimlrtl.
Jt Is known that Wilson's mind Is in
open one on muny 'momentous motteiH
and ho has inadu It clear that he will
have no single advisor. He has said
that any one who has followed his courno
In public life knows that It Is contrary
to his principles to form Individual al
liances. His !dea Is to counsel with all
those who are In a poiltlon to nld him
in he furtherance of policies that are
tor tne common good.
-Immediately uponr his return, home he
BRYAN
WILSON IN
4inroeaiateiy-uponr his return Home he ig!eltner. as tile first defendant to
will meet many party leaders, thoighn((tIry after president ' Frank M. Ryan,
no engagement other than that with
Bryan has been made.
In his hope that congress will fulfill
Its campaign pledges. Governor Wilson
is encouraged by his confidence In Oscar
"Underwood, leader of the democratic
majority In the house. He believes, he
ays, that the house leader Is the typ
of man who looks upon legislation from
tho viewpoint of national good rather
than from that of seotlonal advantage.
Tales of Torture Are
Features of Murder
Trials in Korea
4.
SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 5. Tales of tor
ture b,y the police formed praotlcally the
sole testimony given by the four men
called to the stand for examination to
day at tho continuation of tho trial of the
106 Koreans nccuxed of conspiring against
the life of Governor General Terauchl In
1910 and 1911.
Forty-two of tho accused have now
undergone examination at the new trial
and-all of them have repeated the same
story as to the methods adopted by tho
police.
At tho close of today's proceedings
'Takuzo Hanal, leading counsel for the
defenso, intervened on behalf of one of
his clients, who admitted on the stand
today that he had given false testimony
on the first, trial and had pleaded
that he had been Induoed to do
so by tortures inflicted on him
by the police. Coumel urged the
court to secure facts which were really
material to the defense, such as alibis,
and the evidence of neighbors and friends
of the accused. He said:
"I have heard many of he prisoners
say they had been tortured but we coun
sel do not be'leve such stories, which are
Ineffective for the defense,"
Civil Service League
Looks for Attempts
to Evade Merit Law
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. C.-"Tlie
change of party control at Washington
will, It Is to be apprehended, lead to
serious assaults on the Integrity of the
merit system, and unless the next four
(and especially the next' two) years belle J
all previous experiences, the league will
soon be called on to meet many and per
sistent attempts to evade, undermine or
overthrow that system In the federal
service."
This statement was contained In the an
nual report of the council to the National
Civil Service Reform league presented by
Chairman Charles J, Bonaparte at tne
thirty-second annual meeting In Milwau
kee, which opened a two days' ksesslon
today.
STUDENTS SMASH WINDOWS
IN SUFFRAGETTES' OFFICES
GLASGOW, Scotland. Dec. 5,-Annoyed
by suffragette verbal Interruptions, while
Augustine BlrToll. chief secretary for Ire
land, was delivering his rectoral ad)reB
at the University of Glasgow today," the
students subsequently smashed the win
dows of the suffragette offices htre. Ten
students were arrested T-n women were
jfejected during the Installation ceremonies,
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From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LEGLEITNER DENIES IT ALL
Former Member Ironworkers' Board
Takes Stand at Indianapolis.
SECOND DEFENDANT TO TESTIFY
Hays lie Known Nothing; of' Any Con
spiracy or of Any Pnymnnts to
MrXninnrn for Any
Itirpoe.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 5. Accused of
carrying a nitroglycerin can from Pitts
burgh to Indianapolis and of having ap
proved of tho use of union funds for
purchasing explosives, Henry W. Leg-leltner,-
a defendant, testified at the
'dynamite conspiracy" trial today.
Logleltner. who was arretted lu Den
ver, wn a member of the oxecutlve
board of the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers
from 190? to 1910, and, an such, Is charged
wilh approving the $1,000 paid monthly to
J. J. McNamam for carrying on a "dyna
miting campaign" against nonunion work.
The government alleges that McNamara
had mado a case especially designed to
carry a ten-quart can of nitroglycerin
on passenger trains and that Legleltner,
arriving from Pittsburgh, delivered the
case to Iron workers' headquarters. The
Witness' denied, any knowledge of a con
spiracy omong'tne union ornciaia.
denied, as had been testified to by wlt
nosset, that at the time of his arrest in
Denver he admitted money was appro
priated for MoNamarn's uset lie also
denied he. was In Indianapolis in De
cember, 1D10, when, according to a book
keeper of the union, he arrived from
Pittsburgh, with the nitroglycerin cofle.
"Did you know McNamara. had received
11,000 a month to pay for blowing up
nonunion Jobs?" asked Attorney Wllllnm
N. Harding.
"CertRlnly not. I didn't know he was
getting $1,000 a month for any purpose."
When McNamara was arrested, the
witness sold, the executive board mem
bers were In scmlou and Instead of try
ing to conceal evidence, they helped de
tectives to look for explosives around
union headquarters.
Marshall Addresses
Federal Council of
Churches of Christ
CHICAGO, Dec. 6.Thoman R. Mar
shall, vioo president-elect, today brought
to the federal council of the Churches of
Christ In America, in session here, a
"message of confidence" from his de
nomination, tho Presbyterian church, In
the plan of church co-operation tho coun
cil pluns to accomplish, but expressed the
opinion that lasting church unity, ex
pressed in one church unrt ono erred, is
unlikely to come to pass In America. -
He will deliver an address before the
council tomorrow evening.
Governor Marshall was given an en
thuulastlo reception. In response to re
quests to speak he took a stand In favor
of the recognition of Christianity In pub
lic life.
"If there Is anything wrong In American
life," he said, ")t Is a looseness In the
home of the American people on eternal
verities and a desire to look, nftpr present
advance. I hope the time will never come
when the people 'will fall to applaud an
expression of faith In the divinity of
Jesus of Nazareth. I don't believe any
people will long abide who cease to be
lieve In the unseen and tho eternal. The
founders of the American republic closed
their declaration of principles with' an
appeal to God for ills approval and their
example may well be Imitated by their
successors."
Mining Expert Says
Hawthorne Claims -Good
in Prospect Only
NEW YOBK, Deo. 8. -Joseph T. Handy,
a mining engineer, who testified yester
day that he had examined the Temagaml
claims In the fall of IMS and found only
a nominal quantity of silver, was re
called to the stand today In the trial of
Julian Hawthorne, Joxlah Qulncy, Wil
liam J. Morton and Albert Freeman In
tho United States dUtrlct' court, charged
with fraudulent use of iho malls i pro
moting Canadian mining properlfCs.
Mr. Handy submitted a roport on his
Investigation of the Meyers-Kills group
of claims, which wre capitalized by tho
Elk Lake-Cobalt Mines company.'another
lHawthorne concern The rtrort doted
with tho statement that the group "wait
by no means a proven one of value, but
merely a prospect'
Enjoying the Scenery
1
The National Capital
Thursday, Drvrmlter D, llil'J.
Tlir Senate.
The senute convened at noon.
Hesumed consideration o( omnibus
claims bill.
Joint commission to InveatlKAlo pur
chase of American tobacco by foreign
governments, elected Senator Martin
chairman and orgniilr.sd for Investiga
tion which tuny take year.
Court of Impeachment resinned trial of
Judge Archbald at a p. m.
Tlir House,
The house convened at noon.
Resumed consideration of Adamson
bill for physical valuation of railroads
by Interstato Commerce commission.
Indian nffalrs subcommittee completed
Indian appropriation bill, aggregating
$S,000,000, which will be reported Hatur
day. Chairman Henry' of rules committee,
tentatively set next Tuesday for hear
ings alleged New Hnven-Orand Trunk
traffic deal,
limiting and currency subcommittee
decided to Invite testimony of nersuiM
Interested In currency legislation at heal
ings to begin January C.
Director Htratton of bureau of stan
dardn opposed before agriculture com
mittee bill for regulation and tax of
oleomargarine.
Waterways delegates urged liberal ap
proprlatlnns for Mississippi levees before
rivers and harbors committee.
Chairman Alexander of tho Merchant
.Murine committee called meeting ror K.
day f.i resume "slipping trust" Investi
gation. Passed Adamimn. thill for .valuation of
jrullroads with. Mann amendment empow
mnc Interstate Commerce, commission to
regulate issuance or stocKs nna.coiidR ,
Took tip legislative, ttjtetutjve, jsnd Ju
dicial appropriation bill. - - - -'
SNOW STORMJWEEPS WEST
Areav of Disturbance Extends from
Mountains to Missouri River.
HIGH WINDS ARE BLOWING
Siiotr Attain leph of from Three
to Six Inches nnd Mtorin As
sumes Cbnrncler of tlllsnuril
-.'IVniprmtnrea llluli.
The first snows torn i of tho soason was
general yesterday over tho central west,
extending from tho mountains east as far
as central Bouth Dakota, Nebraska and
Kansas. It U moving enst.
In Wyoming and Colorado the storm
commenced Wednesday afternoon, con
tinuing during the night and well into
the day yesterday, clearing shortly after
noon. Everywhere the storm was accom
panied by high winds, giving It tho char
acter of a blizzard.
At midnight the storm had worked ns
fas east Into Nebraska as the Missouri
river, where the snowfall was lighter
than further west. Western Nehrnal.a
had a six-Inch fall, while In Omaha only
a fraction of an Inch fell. At Yantkon
lost night a blizzard was blowing, putting
business at n standstill.
hiiiKiIng nt .Hloiix (Jilt.
SIOUX CITY, la., Dec. B. A snow storm
which swept over this section eariy today
covered tho ground with a white blanket.
Hnow Is still falling.
V Htx-rncli Full Hi KitatU.
EU8T18, Neb., Dec. 6. (Special Telo
gram.) A snowstorm raged hern all day,
but the weather was not very cold. All
the new water mains are In placo and
covered so there Is no danger from froit.
Work on the power house and water tank
has been suspended, About Mx Inches
of snow fell. The storm did not delay
train's.
Witness in Archbald
Case Refuses to Come
and He is Sent For
WASHINGTON, Dec. ,1. -Legal action
to compel J, II. lltttcnhouse of Kcruntoii
to appear us a witness at the Archbald
trial was asked by Representative Clay
ton, chairman of the house commute",
when the senate convened today on an
Impeachment court. Mr. Clayton said
Klttenhouse luul announced he would not
come unless forced to,
J. K. Julian, connected with the senate
sergeant-at-a,rmj office, testified that he
had served a subpoena on M,r. Rltten
house Nqvember 30 In Scranton, Presi
dent Pro Tern Bacon then directed that
Rlttenhouse be brought before tho senate
by an officer
Edward J. Williams then resumed the
stand an a witness.
'Williams teatlfl'-d he had gone to Judgo
Archbald' office In Scrautpn when ho
had been subpoenied In the Impeachment
proceedings started by the home last
summer.
"He told irw to tell the truth and let
the consequence go whero It will," Wil
liams added. !( admitted that Judgo
Archbald paid his railroad fare to Wash
ington at that time.
SHERMAN ACT MAKING, GOOD
Attorney General Says Civil Section
of Act is Efficient.
BUT CRIMINAL CLAUSE IS WEAK
He Sny Attempt to lOnfnron It llava
Not liven UnronrnpTlna'--Henr-Inan
of All (,'nr Should
lie Public.
WASHINGTON. Dec. C The Sherman
antl-trutt law Is proving Its adequacy oa
u civil statute and there Is no nvcrsstty
for tho much discussed proposed amend
lii restraint of trade, according to (leorgo
W. Wtckersham, attorney general of tho
United Htates. lu his annual report sub
mitted to congress toduy.
On tho other hand, hownvor, the at
torney general doc nut rntn Judgment
upon the efflclenoy of tho untl-trust net
as a criminal statute. He merely says:
"Tho experience of tho last year In
endeavoring to on force criminal liability
under tho Sherman law lias not beon
encouraging," Tho attorney general de
fends the commnrco court, the abolition
of which Wan attomptvd at the last ue.i
lion of congress, A return to thn old
methods of distributing litigation arising
from the orders of the Interstate 'Com
merce commission to the district courts
would be Injurious to the Interests of thu
public and delay the' administration of
justlcC'irityn Mr, Wlckershatn.
tlrnirlna C'oncliisluiis,
Drawing conclusion fidm tho decrees
of dissolution and Injunction which
already havo been entered under tho
Sherman law, Mr. Wlckrrshajn main
tains that the edeml courts are ex
ercising In equity suits n power to
restrain which Is co-extenslve with the
Vila ngatnst which the Hliormnn law was
enacted, The courts huvo found no dif
ficulty, ho adds, In npplylng tho terms
of the law to moot and enjoin tha con
tinuance of any form of unfair competi
tion which has resulted In Imposing nil
undue restraint upon Interstate commerce
or which makes lor monopoly.
These decrees, tho attorney general
continues, demonstrate that no amend
ment of the law In the direction of de
claring the Illegality of particular prac
tices is necessary to clothe tho courts
with full power to prevent any nnd all
acts which may bn employed to accom
plish the Illegal purposes denounced by
the statute.
"I am strongly of tho opinion," snysW Draper Bmlth nnd Mrs. 'McKelvle.
Mr. Wlckershnm, "that tho advocacy
of amendments ofv the law which shall
partloularlzn different nets as constitut
ing unlawful restraints or attempts at
monopoly has Its origin, not so much
with these who desire tho enforce'ment of
the law, as with those who aro anxious
to secure a suto menus of Its evasion, An
enumeration by statute of the different
practices which, hi and of themselves,
without regard to the circumstances of
particular cases, should bo declared II
legal will either go too far or not far
enough."
Ilcnrliiss Nliouldille I'uMlc.
The attorney general takes Issue with
the decision of Judges Colt, Putnam and
Ilrown at Huston, authorizing the hear
ing in private bnforo an examiner of tho
civil null-trust suit against the United
Shoe Machinery company, and asks for
legislation admitting the public and rep
resentatives of tho press to such hear
ings. "The decision, It appears to me," con
tinues Mr. Wlckershatn, "Is based upon '
a manifest misconception of the nature J
of the proceedings and the character of j
the parties, When the government of tho I
United Htates Is a party to a suit, and
particularly 'to a suit brought under, the
Sherman anti-trust law, to prevent un
lawful restraints upon Interstate com-
merce or foreign commerce essentially u j
matter affecting the public all the people
have a legitimate Interest lu the pro- j
cqedlng and are entiled to know Just ,
what evidence ts being given and when i
It Is given. The public nro the real I
parties to the suit." I
The suit against the "coffee trust," or
the Brazilian valorization scheme, thu 1
operations of which, tho attorney general I
says, has resulted In more than doubling !
me irun price gi conee to ino American
consumer and thereby laying a heavy
tax upon him, has developed what the at
torney general regards as a defect In the
still operatlre section of the Wilson tarlrf
law dealing with combinations. Pointing
to the fact that the government was un
able to secure a temporary Injunction
restraining the exportation of 930,000 bag
of coffee, said to be stored In New York
City under the valorization scheme, the
attorney general recommends tho enact
ment of a amendment to the Wilson
law, authorizing the seizure by the gov
ernment In the state of entry of merchan
dise Imported for the purposes of unlaw
ful combination At present such com-
(.Continued Page Two )
SUFFRAGETTES FACE
COMPLICATED MASS
OF POLITICAL KINKS
Third Woman is Now Reported to Be
in the Race for Presidency of
Association. "
CONVENTION HAS HARD TASK
Nominations May Be Thrown Before
Delegates in Withering Mass,
TEMPERANCE MOVE IS BALKED
Fnuiohisers Fear W. 0. T. U. Will
Hurt Their Plans at Present
FUND STARTED FOR CAMTAIGN
t.nst Mmtlnn of Slnte SnIfrnK Amo
elation Will Held This Morn.
Inu, nt Whtoh Time O (floor-
Will lie Ulretrd. , Li
Disconcerting developments tending i
further complicate the tangled political
mass wliwii must no uim" "
th closing huilriess session of tho o
Hnffrairo association, havo tossed.
the dolegntns to the, highest pitch of ox
ultenielit. The nominating committee, which was
to have selected and presented a slate t
the convention yesterday morning beggil
for more time and thou It became known
that a third candidate Is now in the flfht.
She Is Mrs. 11. 11- Wheeler or uncom,
recent delegute to the convention of tho
national association.
It does not appear likely now that inn
nominating committee will reach nn
lurenimmt bofcro tho opening session to
day, and tho predicted result Is that tho
selection of a president will bn thrown
In a withering heap before the conven
tion. Misters. Still Tussled
Mrs. Blanche MeKclvoy, who wants, thi
presidency, continues to bo u puzzle to.
htr slstor.i. While slio refuses 10 announce-
her aspirations, she Is woiklmr
toward the end of winning enough votes
to put her In tho executive chair.
It was nohed about tho convention halt
yesterday that she Is not only endnavor
Ing to rally tho Women's- Democrnllo
ImtBue sentiment to hor support, nut ni
Is bringing pressure lu bear tnrougu in
innltH of tho Women's Christian Temper-
nine union, of which sho Is a memucr,
nnd of which, thero Is a substantial
representation In the suffrage associa
tion. The trnnicratico movo threw njany of
tho nhrowd suffrage politicians Into i
furore. "We must keep tho "Women
Christian Temperance union activity
completely out of tho association, or theV
will kill oilr plans deader thatr n door
nall,' declnreil one fair delegate to n
group of her followers. "If! tompernneo
In allowed to creep In at this time th
big InfcreMts of tho state will fight suf
frage and shatter tlm foundation we havo
been so long In building.
Not Opposed to 'reniperntiri-.
"Wo aro nut opposed to tomnornnao, in
fact, every woman would like to set)
liquor wiped from tho faco of tho enrth.
but wo canont jeopardize our position
now by nlowlng tho Womoh's ChrlstlHii
Temperance union a foot hold In our or
ganization. What we want now Is ut
frnge. and wo aro going to hnve It. After
wo have firmly established ourselves ami
havo a solid basis on which to worlc
thore will still bo plently of time loft to
take up till, temperance problem. That lu
11 question of tho future; suffrage Is thu
paramount Issue.
What offcot Mrs, Wheeler's asplrntlon"
wll have, or even whether her name will
go before tho convention, tho women av
not nblo to state. It Is assumed that hIiw
Is endeavoring to gctl n on tha grouml
linn. 1.1 !.. nv.lll nf llnflfllnok tlf.tWM.rt
She Is n olose friend of President Ini3
C. Phllbrlck,
Mrs, Smith Make Gains.
Mrs. Draper Hmlth mado big gains Iff;
tho maneuvering yesterday, though utm
has not officially announced herself a1
a candidate. Her friends know her senti
ments and fix; I that h will b"e elected
hands down.
Mrs. Smith hus told her friends that
sho would accept thu 'presidency If t)hn
were given financial HUpport toward tho
end of carrying u campaign to every
cornor of the statu to havo wiffrago sub
mitted to the vote of tho people.
Her friends Immediately started a cam
paign for pledges-, and tho result waa
tliat practically every local organization,
(Continued on Page Four.)
THERE'S NO
SPEED LIMIT
If you're going to lenvo
the city if you've got
more cars in your gnr
nge thnn you can use
if you don't euro to
keep a car during the
winter season f f
you've got your funoy
fixed on ouo of the
brand new models if
for any reason under tho
sun you want to dispose
of your automobilo and
do it quick take the
selling route where tho
going's good and tho
grades aro easy whore
thero 's absolutely no
speed limit T H K
R 30 E W A N T AD
COLUMNS.
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