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EVERYBODY 12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAfiFS NEEDS IT. ' LAST, EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 23, 1910. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. I REA PS IT j FLEW OVER ALPS. Geo. Chavez Passes 0?er Sini pltn Pass Today. He Followed Path of the Con quering Napoleon. DISASTER AT THE ESI) Falls at Domodossola and Is Slightly Injured. Compelled to Rise to Height of .7,000 Feet. Domodossola. Italy, Sept. 23. To George Chavez, the Peruvian aviator, belongs the honor of being the first to fly across the Alps. The daring feat was accomplished today in an attempt to win the prize of $20,000 offered by the Italian Aviation society of Milan for a flight from Brig, Switzerland, to Milan. Chavez, however, was unable to com plte the trip, having suffered painful injuries when lie alighted here. His machine was overturned and he was buried in the wreckage. It is not be lived. however, that his injuries are serious. The Chavez Monoplane in Which lie Crosed the Alps Today. As the air man was seen slowiy de scending a great crowd gathered. Slow ly and gracefully he neared the sur face and was about 30 feet above the ground when a gust of wind caught and overturned the monoplane. It fell heavily, carrying the aviator beneath it. Chavez was pinned under the mo tor and painfully hurt. He had faint ed on striking the ground and was bleeding profusely when released from the wreckage. The machine was ruined. American Gave It Up. Tho American aviator, Mr. Weymann, also attempted the flight, leaving the tableland at Brig at 1 o'clock this af ternoon. Later word was received that he had descended after being in the air four minutes. The weather for the competition was excellent. The morn ing opened clear on the surface and the haze that had gathered on the mountain tops was early blown away. By noon the wind had died out. Chavez believed that the favorable opportunity which ho had awaited since Monday morning had come and he decided to make the start. He gut away at 1:29 o'clock and rose to a height estimated to be nearly 7,000 feet. He passed swiftly over the mountain tops, clearing the summit of Simplon pass at 1 :46. At that time hia monoplane was moving as steadily as a raiiroau train. After negotiating Simplon nass. Chavez followed the route over Gondo Gorge, one of the grandest and at the same time one of the most savage of the. Alps. He reached here at 2:11 o'clock. But for the mishap in alighting tnere 1s little doubt that ne would have successfully continued to the goal, as the remainder of the course presents comparatively little difficulty. There is general regret that fate which permitted him to make what has been described as the most reck less flight ever attempted should have dealt less kindly with him when he had reached the zone of easy flying ann tne prize was in sight. With the exception of Chavez and Weymann the aviators abandoned the competition this morning. The time limit of the contest will expire to morrow. Chavez's mon notable feat up to today was in establishing a new altitude record. On September 3, he rose to a height of 8.271 feet. Chavez crossed the Simplon pass at 1:48 and thus accomplished what has been regarded as one of the most dar ing feats proposed for the air men. He had waited patiently for favorable weather along the route, where strong winds are the rule. This morning botn sides of the Alps reported clear weath er, but the top of the Simplon pass was obscured In a haze. Rose to Ciroat Height. Chavez determined to make the at tempt and rose to a height estimated at nearly 7.000 feet. It was known that It would be necessary for him to at tain nearly this altitude to clear the Simplon pass, the summit of which rises 6.592 feet. He maintained apparently this alti tude for at ieast a half hour and fol lowed over the road built by Napoleon In 1S00 over the Simplon pass. He as complished the eight miles that brought him over the top of Simpion and then sailed gracefully over the IS miles down to Domodossola. Arriving at Domodossola he had left the hardest part of his journey behind him, having escaped the high peaks and the jumble of rocky gorges on the side of the summit. The remaining distance to this city offers less difficulty but takes the avi ator over Lake Maggiore and a suc cession of plains to the goal. Distance Is 73 Miles. The distance from Brig. Switzerland, for the aviator who should make the to Milan, is 75 miles and the prize was for the aviator who should make the first flight starting from a tableland S00 feet above sea level at the head of the Rhone valley near Brig. Switzer land. In addition to reaching a height that would bring him over the Simp plon pass and in doing which he must suffer severely from the cold, the avi ator was required to guide his frail craft over wide chasms, notably the Gorge of Ysctte, w here a safe descent .. would be impossible, and an accident must mean almost certain death. Aviation experts had predicted freely that the only alternative to a success ful flight across the Alps will be the death of the aviator. Signal fires along the Napoleon road marked the way as far as Domodossola and the rest of the course was indica ted by flags and buoys anchored on Lake Maggiore. The summit of the pass at Monscera was illuminated with oxhydrique lights, and a captive balloon showed the finish line at the aerodrome here. Chavez's Injuries Serious. Domodossola. Sept. 23. Chavez's in juries proved to be more serious than was at first thought. At the hospital to which he was removed the phy sicians found that both of the aviators legs were broken and that the left thigh was fractured. Other parts of the body revealed bad contusions. RS. HARRIS WINS Kansas Woman at Head of the W. R. C. Rochester Selected for Next Meeting of G. A. R. Atlantic City, X. J., Sept. 23. Mrs. Belle C. Harris of Emporia, Kan., to day was elected national president of the Woman's Relief Corps. Mrs. Har ris is the wife of Ben Harris, of the State Employment Bureau In Topeka. Rochester, X. Y., was chosen for the next place of meeting for the na tional encampment of the G. A. R. The officers elected in addition to John K. Oilman of Boston, were: Senior vice commander-in-chief Charles Burrows. Rutherford, N. Y. Junior vice commander- in-chief William James, Jacksonville, Fla. Surgeon general John L. Smith, Spokane. Wash. Chaplain-in-chief Rev. Thomas Harwood. Albuquerque. N. M. The new commander-in-chief had an easy time of it in his election, but Rochester's selection as the next en campment site has a little string to it. The veterans decided that the encamp- . . .t. . -r Mrs. Belle C. Harris of Emporia, Elect ed National President of the Wom an's Relief Corps. ment can go to the New York state city on condition that satisfactory rates are secured from the railroads and if, in the judgment of the execu tive committee of the national council of administration of the G. A. R., the rates are not to its liking, the com mittee can select such other city to which reasonable rates can be secured. Los Angeles, Denver and Springfiefd, 111., were also after the encampment, and San Francisco invited the veter ans to the Golden Gate city in 1915. When New Orleans heard of the lat ter invitation a veteran from the south ern city said the encampment would also hear from New Orleans before 1915. the year for the opening of the Panama canal. The proposition of a dollar a day pen sion for life will doubtless be shelved by the encampment. The committee on pensions, which made its report to the encampment, decided against the proposition on the ground that it would be too expensive to the national gov ernment. It was figured out that a dol lar a day would increase the pension roll more than JIOO.OOO.OOO a year and that it would take a half billion dollars in the next year for pensions. The pension roll now amounts to $160,000,000. The report of the pension committee favors the McComber bill now in con gress, removing the restrictions which bar women who were married to vet erans after June 27. 1890, and have since become widows, from receiving pen sions. The bill, however, bars women who become widows within three years after they marry a veteran. Ma" Who Handled Army Mail Dead. Jamestown, X. Y.. Sept. 2 3. Colonel David H. Parker died at his home at T.M (cvi 1 e tact PTPninir Tn-;TitT a Civil war he had charge of department of mails of the army for the Potomac. T?illon-in(y tllf w r bp was fnr pifflit years United States marshal for Vir ginia. He was then made chief of postoffice inspectors. I r - CUTS DEATH RATE United States Makes Best Show ing on Record. Only Fifteen Out of Thousand Died Last Year. MEN LEAD IN LIST. Fifty-Four Per Cent Were Males Says Government. England Is Doing Even Better Than This. Washington, Sept. 23. The death rate in the United States in 1909 was 15 in each 1,000, according to a bulletin about to be issued by the census bureau and this is the lowest average ever record ed for this country. The figures cover only the cities and states having laws requiring the registration of deaths and these represent an estimated total pop ulation of 48,776,893. or 55.3 per cent of the estimated total for the entire coun try. The states included in the summary are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana. Maine, Maryland, Massachus etts. Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio. Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont Washington and Wisconsin. In addition to these, returns were re ceived from 54 cities having local reg istration laws. The total number of deaths recorded was 732.53S, of which 398,597 or over 64 per cent were of males. The greatest mortality occurred In March and the lowest in June. In 1909 the rate was 15.4 per cent, the last year indicating a falling off of about half of 1 per cent. Excellent as the showing is, It was not so good as was made in England where the rate was only 14 to the thousand. The low rate in both coun tries is attributed to the absence of widespreads epidemics. usingTthe probe Ballinger Starts Land Fraud Investigation of Own. Anxious to Free His Depart ment From Charges. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 23. An in vestigation of suspected land frauds in Alaska which may exceed In scope and startling developments the fa mous Cunningham cases, is believed to be in progress, guided by federal officials in the northwest. This investigation which is stated to involve an entirely new group of claims in charges similar to those broucht against the Cunningham en tries, is believed to have been institut ed and actively pushed by Secretary of the Interior Richard A. Ballinger, who is believed to be anxious to clear hia Henartment from the stigma con sidered to attach as a result of the Cunningham and Glavis episodes. The list of entrymen involved is said to include many men of promi nence in Spokane and in the inland ipire, as well as others oi even na tional importance. Secretary Ballinger s recent visit to Snokane. according to the rumors afloat here, was made in furtherance of the investigation now in progress by officials of the land onice ana tne department of justice. Lendintr color to reports now cur rent here of an investigation of sus pected land frauds in Allaska, irom which startling developments are ex- nected. is the presence in Spokane, ot Clyde Walker, former special agent at Spokane and now register of the land office at Juneau. In addition, there are also said to be two special agents operating out of the Seattle office who have been on the ground in Alaska and have con ducted an exhaustive probe of the cases with thorough secrecy. Special Agent Christenson, the successor of Louis R. Glavis, and Special Agent Carnahan are two of those said to have been actively engaged in the cases for several months. The startling developments expect ed in Spokane within the next few days are believed to explain in some measure, the long silence of Secretary Ballinger under the sting of the Glavis charges as well as the attitude of President Taft toward his much-criticized secretary of the interior. Both the president and his cabinet official are understood to be looking to this latest series of Alaska prosecutions to clear the interior department and the, administration of lack of zeal in guarding the wealth of Alaska from corporate greed. ALL WATER U USE. No More Available for Irrigation Ex cept J Yom Subterranean Sources. Denver, Sept. 23. Every drop of surface water capable of being turned to irrigation is already appropriated, is the opinion of practically all ex perts who read papers at a conference on irrigation matters here. The con ference was arranged by the depart ment of agriculture. Supplies from other sources than running streams must be looked to for future use. the experts declared, and, in the meantime, new reclamation projects should be held in abeyance. In line with this view of conditions, experiments are being made in differ ent sections into the feasibility of pumping operations from great depths. In Kansas. Washington, California and New Mexico these experiments are be ing carried on under direction of rep resentatives from the agricultural de partment in Washington. Subirriga tion is another plan of bringing mois- ture to growing crops which is being tested. Weaiher Indications. Chicago. Sept. 23. Forecast for Kan sas: Unsettled with showers tonight or Saturday; cooler tonight. DRIVE HIS LAST. George Robertson, Famous Auto Speeder, Meets Disaster. Attempted to Take a Curve at 70 Miles in Hour. CAR TURNED TURTLE. The Daring Driver May Fatally Hurt. Be Practicing for the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Mlneola, N. Y., Sept, 23. George Rob ertson, the automobile driver, was thrown from his automobile while tak ing a trial spin this morning in Long Island motor speedway. He was un conscious when picked up and was rushed to a hospital. George Robertson, Daring Auto Driver, W ho Was Seriously Hurt Today. Robertson was going at an estimated rate of 70 miles an hour in the new Benz car which he was to drive in tho Vanderbilt cup race a week from to morrow and which he was driving an Initial tryout. When he struck the Massapequa curve, considered the most dangerous in the course, the car gave a jump, swerved from the course and was overturned. Robertson and Rey nolds, a New York man whom he was carryin- as a passenger, were thrown 30 feet or more clear of the wreckage. Both Robertson and Reynolds were unconscious when another car came along and they were picked up. Rey nolds was found to be suffering from internal injuries. A hasty examination caused the physicians to fear that Robertson's in juries were serious if not fatal. He appeared to be suffering from a bad scalp wound, a sprained or fractured arm, concussion of the brain and possi ble internal injuries. At the Nassau hospital, however, it appeared to the surgeons from the preliminary exami nation that the automobilist's injuries might not be so serious as was at first feared. It was thought Robertson had at tempted to take the dangerous curve at too high a speed. Later Robertson's Injuries are not serious. Reynolds was only slightly hurt. HE HAD TO SHOOT. Fred Keehn's Defense for Kill, ing Wm. Bleisner. Testimony Will Be Closed This Afternoon. Seneca, Kan., Sept. 23. Fred Keehn, on trial for the killing of William Blelj ner in a family feud several months ago, this morning admitted shooting Bleisner when he was placed on the witness stand in his own defense. Keehn testified that he found it neces sary to fire the shot in order to save his own life. The defense will rest this afternoon, after which the lawyers will begin their pleadings, the case probably going to the jury some time tomorow. Keehn, in his testimony, said that he had the gun with him because of the fact that he had $2,000 on his person at the time of the shooting. Six hundred dollars of the amount, he testified, was in gold. Queried as to whether he ever had been held up he replied that he never had though he always carried a large amount of money and the pre caution was not unusual with him. That he had carried the same gun every day in 22 years was the further testimony of Keehn. He further testi fied that after the shooting he started to walk four miles to get an automo bile to surrender to the authorities in Seneca. His precaution was taken, he testified, as he was afraid of a mob doing violence to him. Keehn was overtaken and arrested before he could reach the point for which he had started. H!S LAST BUGGY RIDE. Norman E. Black, Wealthy Iiulianian Found Dead in Vehicle. Muncie, Ind., Sept. 2 3. Norman E. Black, vice president of the People's Trust company, was shot and killed while driving last night. He had en gaged a horse and carriage at a livery stable early in the evening and at 8 o'clock the horse wandered back to the stable. Employees found Mr. Black's body lying on the floor of the vehicle. No motive is known. DEFENDSHIS LAW Congressman Sereno Payne Talks of the Tariff. Fulfills Tlatform Pledges of the Republicans. REVISION DOWNWARD. Tf oolen . Schedule Not as Would Have Had It. He Resulted in TurniHg a Treasury Deficit into Surplus. Lyons. N. Y., Sept. 23. Representa tive Sereno E. Payne, chairman of the ways and means committee of the house of representatives, and author of the tariff law bearing his name, made a warm defense of that measure before the congressional convention which re nominated him here today. He said in part: "I have always been ready to give an account of my stewardship to my constituents. There has been so much of unjust criticism, so many mistaken statements made during the past year and a half that it seems mure fitting than ever to speak somewhat in detail of what has been accomplished. "The platform promised a revolution of the tariff that should provide a duty equal to the difference in cost of labor here and abroad with a reasonable pro fit to the manufacturer. It promised this as to each article whether it re sulted in raising or lowering the tariff on that article. Of course, intelligent men generally familiar with the tariff believed that such a revolution would be downward on most articles. The matter of preparation of a tariff bill Is a most perplexing one. Under the dennitioi. of what the bill should con tain in a platform as plain as that adopted in Chicago in 190S, the task is not easy. With a different wage scale in every country and with differences in wages in every part of each, coun try, honest men, seeking the difference in labor cost here and abroad, will not agree in ail their conclusions. To rec oncile these differences, among 12 men selected for the task, was a pan: of the labor we had before us; and in the last analysis the differences had to be set tled by a majority vote Woolen ScheduJe Unsatisfactory. "The result of our deliberation was most satisfactory to me in general re sults, although there were other items, like those of the woolen schedule, which I was anxious to revise. It was a source of great disappointment to me, after two exhaustive and extended hearings, that I was not able to pre sent any progiam that a majority of the committee would adopt for a revo lution of this schedule. The reason was not that the committee was un duly influenced by those interested, but that they could not agree upon the labor cost of producing wool and woolen goods in this country and abroad with reasonable profit to the producer. Of course, this left the wool en schedule where it was in the Ding ley act, with one or two small reduc tions in duties. "Some of the amendments proposed by the senate were good amendments and improved the bill and when it got into conference, so far as I was able, I endeavored to have such amendments agreed to and nearly all of them were. Revision Is Downward. "The law as it was signed by the president has resulted in a general revolution downward and no amount of special pleading, no misstatement of facts, and no suppression of material facts will ever make it appear other wise. Congressman Sereno F. Payne. Who Made a Defense of His Tariff Bill Today. "The raw has turned a deficit of $58 000.000 into a surplus of more than 2 million dollars in its first year s opera tion. It is a revenue producer. We put increased duties on wines, liquors and like luxuries. We have no apologies to make for it. These are the articles on which the revenues of the government should be raised as far as possible. "It is an easy thing to say that the present tariff law has increased the cost- ot living. b:it it is impossible to prove it. It is almost impossible to find a single item on which the tariff was in creased on which the price has shown a similar increase. On the other hand, on nearly every item where we re A I duced the tariff, or where we left it the same, as under the old law, they have maintained the old price and sometimes increased it. We reduced the tariff on lumber from $2 to J1.25 and lumber brings the same old price. We increased the duty on shingles from 30 to 50 cents and the price of shingles has been lower ever since the act be came a law. I could enumerate these items by the hour, showing that the price has no relation whatever to the changes in the tariff act. "The increase in price of articles is world-wide. No other country during the past three or four years has gone through a general tariff revolution and yet every country shows the same in crease on the necessities of life." DEAD INA WRECK Six Killed on Rock Island Near Clayton, Kansas. Passenger Train Runs into a Washout. Denver, Sept. 2 3. Westbound pas senger train No. 2 7 on the Rock Island road due in Denver at 7:25 this morn ing from Kansas City, ran into a wash out about 2 o'clock this morning near Clayton, Kansas, and was wrecked. Four trainmen are known to be dead and it is reported two or three passen gers were killed and a number of oth ers injured. The Dead. ENGINEER FRANK PICKEN PAU6H. CONDUCTOR J. W. USHER. FIREMAN WILLIAM MILLER. BAGGAGEMAN HUFFMAN, pinned under wreck. Physicians have been hurried from Norton, Colby and other points, and a wrecking train has been sent from Phillipsburg. The wreck was caused by a cloud burst which swept portions of north western Kansas last night. A bridge was carried away, and the train while running at good speed, ran into the gap, and the engine and mail car plunged into the twenty feet of water. the second coach telescoping the smoker. Dead Are Taken to Norton. Norton. Kan.. Sept. 23. All of the dead and injured in the wreck of west bound Rock Island tram. No. zi, wnicn ran into a washout four miles west of Dellvale, are being brovght to Norton. Reports received here are that eight persons were killed, including Conduc tor Usher, Engineer Pickenbaugh, and Fireman Miller. Four others killed in the wreck were passengers. Their names have not been learned here. Fireman Miller still is under the wreck according to the lat est advices. NO LOCKS FOR HIM. Henry Neill Says Burglars Should Have Hand of Fellowship; Chicago, Sept. 2 3. Henry Neill. secretary of the National Probation league, does not believe in lock and key to keep out burglars, and has had all such safeguards against the intru der removed from his residence. "If the right hand of fellowship were extended to burglars instead of the kick and threat, the world would be better, the penitentiaries would be emptied in a short time and there would be no need of lock and key, bolt and bar," said Mr. Neill yesterday. "I have just returned here with my wife and seven children and have taken a residence for the winter. I was shocked and surprised to find iron bars on all the windows, locks every where and safeguards of all kinds against the intruder. I have had lock smiths at work all the week taking off these relics of a barbarous age. There are no mechanical devices to connect with the police station, and there are no locks on the doors. "Visitors may enter undisturbed, but I trust they will do me the honor to waken me and allow" me to entertain them. I am sure I can help them to better and more profitable employ ment." BOILERMAKERS STRIKE. Trouble Oxer tho Missouri Pacific Is Spreading. Kansas City, Sept. 23. Missouri Pacific boilermakers in two locals voted, practically unanimously last night in Kansas City, Kan., to go out on strike in sympathy with the ma chinists of the line who struck last May 2. A general vote is being taken among boilermakers over the entire system on the proposition. The sheet metal workers ana DiacK smiths have already called a sympa thetic strike. Switchmen are also dis cussing the advisability of quitting. The machinists struck for wases of 40 cents an hour. They were receiv ing 37 cents. Their places have been filled with non-union labor. TAFT AT WORLD'S SERIES Plans Being Made to Have the Presi dent Iresent. Cincinnati, Sept. 23. President Taft will be among those present at tho word's championship series at Phila delphia, that is, if he can arrange the affairs of his office to permit of the trip. Chairman Herrmann of the na tional commission has received word from the president to this effect. JUST A IJTTIJ3 RAIN. Less Than a Quarter of an Inch Js the Record. The weather tonight will be cooler perhaps much cooler. The temperature in Alberta and southwestern Canada yesterday was two degrees below freez ing and a high pressure is forcing the cold wave into, this area. The forecast is for unsettled conditions with more showers. The precipitation during the last 24 hours has been .21 of an inch and fell in fitful showers. The wind is blowing 12 miles an hour from the northwest. The temperatures today: 7 o'clock fi5 I 11 o'clock 72 S o'clock 6ri 12 o'clock 77 3 o'clock fiS 1 o'clock "2 10 o'clock 67 2 o'clock 80 DEATH (SAT HAND So Declares Champ Clark in. Speaking of Republicans. Enumerates Victories of Demo crats to Prove It. TARIFF IS THE ROCK Says That Party Promises Yf era Not Redeemed. People Taken In and Done For, He Asserts. East St. Louis. Sept. 23. Three can didates for trustees of the University of Illinois will be nominated and a platform will be adopted by the Illi nois Democratic state convention her this afternoon. The delegates, num bering 1.140, arrived last night and this morning, those from Chicago comrn on a special train. Congressman C hamp Clark, Who Gave); the Democratic View of the Tariff Ijaw Today. The draft of the platform, which, was brought here by H. N. Wheeler of Quincy. was offered to the resolution, committee for approval. The different planks were kept secret. Mrs. Anna E. Nichol of Champaign' and A. L. White of Vermillion wera mentioned for university trustees. Congressman H. T. Rainey will be chairman of the convention. Congress man Champ Clark is to be the prin cipal speaker. 3iamp Clark's Speech. "The internecine war of the Renub licans has enveloped the whole "land and to even the dullest mind the evi dence of Republican dissolution must be apparent," said Mr. Champ Clark to the delegates to the Illinois Demo cratic state convention here today. He then enumerated the victories of the Democrats in the recent primaries and elections and predicted that the next house of representatives will be Democratic. "We can not depend upon Republi can factionalism alone to win," con tinued the minority leader. "That may give' us the house this fall without any effort on our part, but the chances are that Republican fac tionalism alone would not give us vic tory beyond this year. We must havft a program of our own looking toward; better government than the Republi cans have given us. Clipped Cannon's Claws. "The Republicans abused their priv ileges and wasted their opportunities. In a little more than twelve, months they were so utterly demoralized that on the 19th of March. 1910. after wo clipped Mr. Speaker Cannon's claws, he angrily declared that there was no longer a Republican majority in tho house. "The most potent cause of Republi can dissensions is the tariff question, on which rock parties have split be fore. The Republicans promised to revise the tariff downward in order to get in: having gotten In they revised it up. They have given absolutely no re lief whatever to the consumers of th land, but most of the Increases wr real increases, made by such skillful artists as Senator Aldrich. and nlacd, every time where they would do th most good to the interests and most injury to consumers of the land. Calls It Confidence Game. "Some twenty-three Republicans Jn the house and seven Republicans in the senate revolted against the stu pendous confidence game which the standpat leaders were attempting o play upon the American people and. 'varned them of the consequences.' Straws show which way the win. blows and a few days ago a very larg.i straw blew out of Beverly in the shape of a, letter announcing that henceforth and forever the insurgent Republican statesmen would have an equal chance at the pie counter with the regulars. "Last spring, so I have been In formed, when an Insurgent asked for any place for one of his constituents, he was informed that he had no right to expect patronage unless he lined up for every legislative proposition em anating from the administration. "So the administration has comra down off its high horse ard Instead ot bullying the insurgents. Is tempting them back bv offering them a share il the savory flesh pots of Egypt. "The people of the LTnited States de serve to be treated honestly and fair ly, which has not been done in th matter of the Payne-Aldrich-Smoo': tnriff bill. On the contrary, they wera taken in and done for. Congressman Clark replied to Speak er Cannon's Danville speech Wednes day. He said the speaker endeavored to injure the cause of tariff reduction by quoting certain of the most radical declarations of the minority leader In the house in years gone by. He called attention to Speaker Can non's vote for the Bland-Allison silver bill. "One of the speaker's assertions," said Congressman Clark, "is such a gross perversion of the facts of historv as to appear malicious. That assertion is that the tariff contest of today 1 just what it has been for 50 years contest between protection and fres (Continued on Page Eight.