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VOL. LXXIX NO. 194.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1912. Copvrla'ht, I0I2. bv the Sun- Printing and Publishing AatocMion.
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DECISIONS 01 PATENTS
IMPERIL THUST SUITS
Government Will Appeal at Once
lo Snvc nnthtub and Shoe
WHITE'S DISSENT VIGOROUS
Chief Justice Declares tho "Plurnllly
Opinion" May Allccl Every Homo
Wamiinoton, March It. Tho United
States Supremo Court handed down nn
opinion to-day that gives a new and fur
reaching effect to tho right of a witente
nml which, unless it in reversed or some
legislation is enacted by Congress to
counteract it, is likely to work serious
embarrassment to tho Government in
t-ome of tho winding suitu under tho Sher
man anti-trust law. Tho suits that may he
nffected by it are those in which tho al
leged monopoly rests on patent rights,
men as tho United Shoo Machinery and
the bathtub trust cases.
The decision is regarded by officials
of the Department of Justice as tho most
important that has boon, handed down
ince the Standard Oil and tobacco trust
decMons. It is by no moons certain,
however, that it will bo allowed to stand.
The vote stood 4 to 3. The majority
opinion was read by Associate Justice
burton and was concurred in by Asso
ciate Justices McKenna, Holmes and Van
Pevnnter. A vigorous dissenting opinion
was read by Chief Justice Whit and con
curred in by Associate Justices Hughes
Associate Justice Day did not sit in tho
case. At the time tho arguments were
(ubmltted lie was at tho bcdsldo of his
wife, who was dying. There is ono vacancy
on the tench. bo that four constituted a
majority of tho Justices who heard tho
case, although tho majority opinion was
really supported by a minority of the
court and liecomes a plurality opinion,"
as it was described by one who heard it.
Because of the far reaching effect this
decision may havo on pending anti-trust
cases and on every household in the land
the Government, although not a party
to the suit, wilt take steps to bring about
a rehearing of tho case before a full bench
as soon as tho nomination of Mahlon D.
Pitney to fill the existing vacancy is con
This motion probably will be granted
and the case reargued.
The case arose in New York. The firm
of A. B. Dick 4 Co.of Chicago, an Illinois
corporation which owns a patent on a
"rotary mimeograph," brought suit
against the firm of Sidney Henry of New
York for alleged contributory infringe
ment. Tho circumstances of tho case
Tho Illinois corporation soldno of its
mimeographs to Christina H. Skou of Now
York and upon the maohino was inscrilied
what purported to be a license under
whioh the purchaser was entitled to use
the machine. Tho conditions of this li
cense were that tho purchaser should use
only such stencils, paper, ink and other
supplies in tho operation of tho machine
as were manufactured by A. U. dick
Co., the patentees of tho machine.
It was submitted that Miss Skou pur
chased ink from the firm of Sidney Henry
that had not been manufactured by the
Dick company and in violation of the
license, and that tho Henry firm sold
tho ink with tho knowledge that it was
being purchased for use in violation of
the condition prescribed by the license.
The Circuit Court of Appeals in the
Second District certified to tho United
States Supreme Court the following ques
tion based on the admitted facts on which
an opinion was asked:
"Did the acta of the defendants (Sidney
Henry et al.) constitute contributory in
fringement of the compIalnantVpatents?
It was upon the answer to this question
thtt the Supreme Court divided so closely,
Justice Lurton and his associates held
that tho violation of tho Iloenso const!
luted an infringement of tho patentee's
rights and that the case was ono which
came within tho jurisdiction of the Fed
eral court. Their decision held in effect
that the patentee had tho right to pre
scribe tho conditions under which tho
patent may be used or sold.
The Chief Justico and his 'associates
held that the only rights of the patenteo
arising out of tho license were property
lights recognized at common law, pro
tided by contract and that tho questions
were for tho State courts to decido. Tho
Chief Jiihtico pointed out that under his
Decision a patentee might sell a cook
-tovH and prosecute for Infringement if
morn than ono kind of food wero cooked
It has been many days since so much
intciest was shown in a Supreme Court
rase It required more than an hour
lor tho reading of tho majority opinion
and for Chief Justice Whlto'a dissenting
opinion to bo dullevered.
The Chief Justico was unusually earnest
He has not displayed so much feeling on
the li.Tieh since his delivery of the Htanu
art! and tobacco trust opinions. He
prefaced his dlssont by a statement of
tin' "ethics" of a dissenting opinion. Ho
i 'Minuted he had been forced to dissent
uiily by tho great importance of tho issues
"'Mm effect of this ruling is to destroy
' a very largo measuro," said the Chief
Hi-uce, "the judicial authority of Uio
S'ate liy imwarrantedly extending tho
I "lerai judicial power."
Il di'i'lun-d it would affect "a multitude
f I'')iIm" and was "capable of operation
wpon (.very conceivable subject of human
'intruct interest or activity, however
mienwiiy local and exclusively within
sti authority thev would othorwiso bo
The ( hief Justice exprossod the liopo
''! if the dissenting opinion had no
o'l.ir .rrect it might turn out to bq an
"in'Mim. following tho poison" and
I'i'iin.i'.d that Congress might in due
''"I'd the mlstaku by legislation
""Vied that "tho inevitable result
nu t i, holding would bo to declare
i 'cm protected a use which it
i ii brine " He elaborated this
i'iiMtig nut that the inks am
Mills covered by the licenso
'Veriil by any patents.
i nine now mado in effect," said
he, "Is that tho patentco has tho power
by contract to extend his patent rights
so as to bring within the claims of his
patent things which aro not embraced
therein, thus virtually legislating by
causing tho patent laws to cover subjects
to which without tho oxerciso of tho
right of contract they could not reach,
tho result being not only to multiply
niono)olles nt tho will of tho Interested
party but also to destroy tho jurisdiction
of tho Statu oourts over subjects which
from tho beginning havo beon within
Itepoatedly tho Chief Justico declared
tho decision of tho majority "curtallB tho
rights of society, reaching into tho homo
of every man."
"Every man knows there is now wide
spread limitations on use and price of
patented articles." continued Chief Jus
tice White. "I bought a razor some tlmo
ago and when I began to use It I found
I had infringed tho patent according to
this decision by paying the 'price asked,
which was lower than that prescribed
by tho ixitentee. Who can predict how
far this practice is going to spread with
tho sanction now given by this court
that is unless tho legislative authority
steps in and stops it?
"Take a patentee soiling a patented
engine. Ho will now havo tho right by
contract to bring under th'o (latent laws
all contracts for coal or electricity used
to afford power to work tho machine.
Take a patented cooking utensil. Tho
power is now recognizee! to bind by con -tract
ono who buys the utensil to ubo it
in connection with no other food supply
but that sold by tho patentee. Tho Il
lustrations might be multiplied indefi
nitely, They aro not Imaginary.
"If it be that so extraordinary a
power is vested in tho patentee it should,
like every other ower, be subject to
tho law of tho land. My mind cannot
shako off the dread of the vast extension
of practices which must come from this
decision. Who, I submit, can put a limit
upon tho monopoly and wrongful restric
tions whioh will arise If by such power
contract otherwise void as against
public policy may be successfully main
tained?" Tho majority opinion which called
out tho stirring dissent was a long, care
fully prepared statement based upon
English decisions as well as those of tho
courts in the United States.
FIGHT OVER GIFT TO WILLIAMS.
College's Mots to Get Spinster's $130,-
OOO Opposed by Relatives.
Whitk Plains, March 11. Tho deaths
of two elderly spinsters at Osslning in
November last and tho fact that they left
$150,000 worth of New York city proporty
as a gift to Williams Colioge have brought
about a legal tangle that Surrogate Frank
V. Millard of Wostchester county will
havo to straighten out. .
Elizabeth and Sarah Pattlson died
within ten days of each other, the first
on Novomber S and the other on November
10 of last year. Each made a will on
March 14, 1883, leaving all oho possessed
to tho other, and each named tho other
as executrix. After the death of the sur
vivor tho entire property was to go to
Letters of administration have been
applied for by tho trustees of Williams
College and Charles F. Ilrusl of Osslning,
an alumnus of tho college The objec
tions to granting the letters of adminis
tration wero lllod to-day by grandnephews
and a grandniece, Qeorgo and Edwin S.
Pattison and Louise E. Pattlson Chewo
weth. The property Is largely on Ninth and
Tenth avenues, Manhattan.
STEAMER CRUSHED BY ICE.
Crew Crosses Floating Fields to Chicago
Water Works Crib.
Chicago, March 11. Tho steamer Flora
M. Hill, with a crew of thirty-two men
and one woman, was crushed and sunk
by ice aboutl500ifeet from the' two mile
crib to-day. Supported by tho ice that
crushed the ship the crew reached the
crib, where they were sheltered until a
tugboat cut its way through the ico field
to bring them to shore.
The steamer was heavily loaded with
a miscellaneous cargo of merchandise,
mostly brass beds, automobile supplies
and leather goods, from Kenosha.
Tho steamer is the property of the Hill
Steamship Company of Kenosha, of
which I. L. Hill isttho head. She was
commanded by Capt. W. E. Hill, bon of
Tho boHt left Kenosha last night and
early this morning tho ice was encoun
tered. Desperate efforts were mado to
extricate the steamer, but tho shifting
Ige floes mado it impossible either to
proceed or to back into open water.
After battling for two hours against
the ico tho boat sprung a leak. The
pumps wero manned in an effort to keep
the ship afloat until daylight. Tho jam
ming of tho ico crushed the steel ribs
on tlie port sldo and tho water poured
in so rapidly it was found impossible to
keep it down.
Capt. Hill then gave orders to abandon
tho boat and tho members of tho crew
started across tho ico. The trip was
attended by great danger because of i
tho constant shifting of tho piled up I
masses and frequent crevices, some of '
them covered with treacherously thin 1
GIRL OF 9 PLEADS FOR BALLOT.
Gov. Hooper's Daughter Addresses Ten
Nasiivillh, Tenn., March 11, Anna B.
Hooper, tho nine-year-old daughtor of
Oov. Hen Hooper, has the distinction of
delivering tho first woman suffrage speech
over mado in tho Tennessee State House.
It was all of her own planning.
Appearing at tho Capitol early to-day
sho solicited the aid of her father's sten
ographer in copying the Bpeech, after
which, collecting her especial friends
among officials and Tennessee statesmen,
sho led tho way to the hall of tho Houbo,
wlioro, mounting tho rostrum, the young
"My Fellow Citizens I como pleading
for you men to let tho women vote. Do
you boliovo in tho way Mrs. Pankhurst Is
trying to get votes? No, I do not. I do
not believe In smashing up tho windows,
but I do think you ought lo let us voto.
"Why shouldn't wo help to make the
laws of our country? Tho ignorant men
are allowed to voto, but tho educated
women aro dented this privilege. Tills
is not right and every sensible man
GET RID OF ASOUITH!
BEST T00IW0MEI URGED
Elizabeth Freeman Says Suffra
gettes Were Advised "To
Blow Their Heads Off."
LLOYD GEORGE AS TARGET
Ho nml Churchill "Included In Radical
American's Athlre. SiitTrnco
Elizabeth Freeman, one of the suffra
gette loaders of London, spoaking In
the Metropolitan Templo last night bo
foro ono or the biggest woman's suffrago
meetings over held here, said that she
and others mitltantly Inclined had been
advised "to get rid" of Premier Asqulth,
Chancellor David Lloyd (leorge and Win
ston Churchill, now First Lord of tho Ad
miralty. Later sho explained that the advice
to "get rid of" theso three members of
tho British Cabinet meant "to blow their
"The man who gave us that advice,"
said Mrs. Freeman, "was an American
radical. Of course I cannot give his
name. But in England wo got tho same
suggestion constantly. However, As
qulth, Lloyd (leorgo and Churchill need
not get frightened and hlilo In their wives'
boudoirs, because wo don't intend to
rollow that advice. I know they are
scared and timorous, but they noed havo
no fears as to their lives.
Why, she continued In a voice as
soft as the cooing of a dovo, "we nearly
kidnapped Asqulth not' long ago. e
could havo carried him awny in a whiff
just like that! if we had cared to. I was
so closo to tho eminent gentleman that
I could not resist tho impulse to reach
out, catch him by tho shoulders and givo
him a good shaking. I would do that
to any troublesome boy."
Tho suffrage meeting last night, in
which tho English woman took a promi
nent part, attracted most of tho suffrage
advocates of this city. Fola La Folletto,
tho daughter of the Wisconsin Senator,
was there in pale blue silk, accompanied
by her husband, George Middleton. Inez
Haynes Gilmore, who is willing to shoulder
a muskot for the cause if that will help,
made a speech. So did Beatrice Forbes
Robertson Hale, Harriet B. Laidlaw,
Inez Milholland, conspicuous for pulchri
tude as well as enthusiasm; Sadio Ameri
can, Charlotte Perkins Oilman, Maud
Nathan and a number of excellently
trained men folk, some of whom were
Mrs. Frederic C. Howe, or Mrs. Marie
Jenney Howe whichever you prefer
presided firmly. w .
"Please will the ladies take off their
hats?" she requested first. "All right.
Now when wo sav five minute speeches
we mean llvo minutes. Mrs. Arthur
Kellogg Is tho time keeper and when
the five minutes is up she will ring and keep
on ringing until tho speaker retires.
JApplauso and laughter. There will
bo no appeal to tho bleachers. Laugh
ter." "Nobody wanted to speak first." said
Mrs. Howe, calmly, "but I'll attend to
that. Mr. Howe, you aro first." (Ap
"Women Don't Understand' Politics
was the objection that Husband Howe
promptly proceeded to riddle. Of course
they don't, said he. How could they?
They've nover had a chance. But politics
nowadays is a matter of domestic econ
omy, ho continued; a matter of food and
health and well being. Give the women
a chance to vote for tho good of tho men
Bight away! Quick! (Great applause.)
Then Mrs. Kellogg's bell tinkled Mr
Howe to a chair.
Hutchins Hapgood. the writer, answered
tho objection that suffrage would make
women less attractive. Nonsense, said
Mr. Hapgood. A man in love for the first
time is an awkward sort of person, amus
ing but nevertheless interesting. A
woman seeking a vote for the first tlmo
is apt to be awkward, but how could
anybody dream of saying that It would
lessen her charm. Perfectly ridiculous.
When they get used to the game they will
bo oven more attractive, suid Mr, Hop
good, and there was Immense cheering
from nn audience in which there were
nine women to every man. Bo itknown,
however, that the. men clapped mightily.
Mrs, Howe stilled tho tinkle bell to an
nounce that the policemen outsldo were
having difficulty in controlling tho hun
dreds that couldn't wrigglo into the
church, and that the srioakers would go
out one by one and address tho overflow
after they finished inside. Lincoln Htcf
fens, who is up in Massachusetts observ
ing the Ijiwreneo strike, couldn't get back
In tlmo to say why votes for women
wouldn't Increaso corruption, but Mr.
Steffens sent his 8Mech with a request
that it bo read by Miss La Folletto. It
was u long speech, Mr Steffens thought
that corruption might increase aleetle bit
for n lectio while, hut that in timo women
would purify politics.
Then tho athletic Miss Milholland, in
shirtwaist of brown r.ml white striped
silk, brown corduroy skirt ami common
senso brown boots, girded at tho notion
that woman's place was in tho home.
How was it, asked Miss Milholland, that
li.ooo.Otx) women In America must got out
and earn money or else starve? What
would become of schools, hospitals, char
itable institutions and a lot of other things
if women wero forced to stay at home?
"Women aro in the workaday world bo
cause they hove to bo, not because they
Uko it," sho said. (Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,)
"Oh, I haven't suid hulf what I would like
Of nil tho arguments against suffrage
the one that holds that the privilege, of
tho ballot belongs only to those that can
fuce the bullets is tho most ridiculous, said
Inez Haynes Gilmore. It wasn't really
worth her tlmo to discuss. The men who
contribute most to civilization aro unfit
physically to bo soldiers, sho went on.
Senator I,a Follette's daughtor. Miss
Fola, roplicd to tho argument that women
would take tho offices from tho men.
"There aro just two answers to that,"
said Miss Ia Folletto. "One is that women
aro not as efficient as men: tho other that
publlo otlloo is a political plum garden
whoro men want to maintain n sweet
mule monopoly. The second objection
comes only from political grafters. As
for tho first, f vou don t think women
aro as oftlclont, how do you aeoount for
tho fact that thev stretch In.'lasllo In-
Klines over tho constantly Increasing
cost or living- A plau e.
A NIIONTIIRA I) ITTF.HH If ndiikllcioui Paver
lo giapc-frult urn jcuie. at.
VILLAGE STARVED TO DEATH.
Tragic News From Icebound Nova
Zembla Famine In Russia.
Special lnrcfeii Despatch to Tns Su.v.
St. PcTRRBDURfi, via London and
Glace Bay, March 11. It Is learned hero
that the entire population of n small
fishing vlllago In Nova Zembla Is dead
of starvation. Tho cemetery Is full,
showing that the few dead persona who
were found unlnterrcd had burled those
who died first.
Tho vessel which waH to take food
supplies to tho vlllago was held fast by
tho Ico for months and when it got
through the people for whom tho food
was destined were dead.
The Minister of tho Interior notified
the Cabinet to-day that ho would ask
for n further sum for tho relief of
stnrvtng peasants In various parts cf
the empire. This will bring the total
sum expended thus far up to $05,000,000.
AKIN ASHAMED OF AKIN.
Village Wants to Change Name Because
of Congressman's "Antics."
Utica, N. Y March 11. Postmastcr
Genernl Hitchcock has granted permis
sion to tho village of Akin, named utter
Congressman Akln's family, to change
Its name from Akin to Fcrt Johnson.
The matter will bo put before the voters
at the next village election.
The change In names Is said to be due
to resentment felt toward Representa
tive Akin for his "antics" since ho en
BURNED AMERICAN FLAG.
Italian Had Been Utlentng to Harangue
by Emma Goldman.
The burning of a small American fl. -by
an Italian, Felix Adolfo, a laborer
32 years old of 121 West Third street.
Manhattan, in Liederkranz Hall, Man
hattan nvenuo and Meserolo street,
Williamsburg, at a meeting on Sunday
night which was prolonged until after
midnight was responsible for a disturbance
which required half a dozen policemen
The meeting was held to protest against
tho attitude of the Massachusetts authori
ties regarding tho Lawrence mill strike.
Emma Goldman was ono of tho speakers.
It was after her departure at midnight
and while the last speaker was on the
platform that Adolfo drew the flag from
a pocket of his coat, stamped upon it
and then set it afire.
When Policemen Bosenfeld and Stern
of the Stagg street station placed him
under arrest some of the Italian's friends
crowded around and tried to rescjie him.
Police reenforcements were necessary
to suppress the disorder which followed
and several persons were clubbed.
Adolfo was arraigned yesterday In the
Manhattan avenue court and held by
Magistrate Reynolds in $1,000 ball for a
WITNESS AGAINST DARR0W.
Counsel Associated With Him to Testify
for the State.
Los Anoeles, March 11. Attorney
John K. Harrington of Chicago, former
associate of Clarenco Darrow In the de
fence of the McNamaras, Is to a wit
ness for the State against Darrow when
the latter goes to trial on May 15.
Harrington has been caught between
tho horns of a dilemma, according to
District Attorney John D. Fredericks,
who asserts that tho State has evidence
that Harrington knew of the money
transaction between the defense and cer
tain witnesses. Fredericks said to-day:
"Mr. Harrington will bo a State wit
ness In the Darrow case without doubt.
And he'd better tell all. and tell the
truth. If ho doesn't It will go hard with
him. We know absolutely all he knows,
and If he veers from the truth In any
particular It may be that ho will bo
called upon to face a serious charge."
Attorney Harrington wns In charge
of the evidence and witness examination
department of the McNamara case. He
has had more than a scoro of years ex
perience In this lino of professional en
deavor and his work with the Chicago
city railways was of such a high order
that he was regarded as one of the best
authorities on evidence and methods of
obtaining It In tho West.
U. S. CLAIMS $700,000 ON SUGAR,
to Hare Threatened Hulls Against
PillLADKLPiiiA, March 11. Claims
amounting to $700,000 for duties on sugar,
wrongfully withheld from the Govern
ment and brought to light In tho recent
investigation for irregularities in the col
lection of duties, havo been filed against
local sugar refineries,
Tho concerns have been informed that
unloss they pay at onco suits will be filed
In tho United States oourts. This claim
of $700,000 represents only a part, it is
said, of tho amount that the Government
has failed to get from duties on sugar.
'I ho statute of limitation prevents tho
Government from collecting all that la
alleged to bo due.
The McCahan company has been called
upon to pay $200,000; the Franklin Sugar
Refining Company $150,000, and tho re
maining $350,000 has been assessed against
the Sprockets Sugar Itoflnery Company,
it is said.
THIS TOO IS ELECTION DAY.
Foley Agulnst Wall, Socialist Countess
of Warwick Declined to Make a Spcerh.
Tho special election to chooso a suc
cessor to the late Senator Thomas F.
Grady of tho Fourteenth Senate district
will bo held to-day. Assembly James
A. rolov of tho Twelfth Assembly (lis
trict has been named as tho Democratic
candidate and nobody Is running against
him but John A. Wall. Socialist.
It is understood that when Foley re
siens his seat in the Assembly to ouallfv
as a Senator, Gov. Dlx will not order a
sDocial election to be hold to fill his place
Julius Ourher, one of the hoads of tho
Socialist party In this county, and who is
running wall s campaign, endeavored
last night to persuade the Countess of
Warwick to help Wall by making a speech
in the district on the last night of his cam
paign but the leoutring contract which the
upuutcM has signed would not permit it.
C. OLIVER ISELIN WOULD
New York Yachtsman Offers Fur
ther Keward for Assailants of
No Solution Yet of the Mystery of the
Assault on Mrs. Bench Negro
Servant ltefuscs Information.
Aiken. S. C, Mr.reh ll.-C. Oliver
Isclin of Xew York and Aiken to-day
announced over his signature In a letter
to Mayor Gyles that ho would tu'to
pleasure in participating in the lynching
of tho persons who are responsible for
the talk that has been current here since
the murderous assault was mado upon
Mrs. Frederick O. Beach two weeks
ago to-night to tho effect that Mr. Beach
himself slashed his wife's throat and that
ho and his friends have conspired' to hide
his guilt by charging an unknown negro
with tho crime.
Tho occasion of Mr. Isclln's statement
was ills offer of a reward in Addition to
that already offered by the city for tho
apprehension of the guilty person. Mr.
Isclln's letter to tho Mayor pays:
In order to stimulate the entire pollre
force of the I'ntted States of America to
run to earth the person or persons who
during tho last two weeks have assaulted
four different women I urn prepared
to offer in tho namo or the City Council
SI.OoO In addition to the tl.oon 1 havo al
ready guaranteed for the arrest and con-
iction of the persons who may be found
guilty or convicted of assault with attempt
I am also prepared to offer $3.V for the
arrest of the person or persons who as
saulted Annie llalton on Dupro avenue
In this city on the evening of Friday. .March
I, 1012, and I nirreo to increase this reward
to J.VK) provided the person or iersons arc
convicted of assault with ottempt to ravish.
I sincerely trust theso rewards and thoso
which will he offered liy others may secure
tho roanlt u nil lwm.t f.ir otul ul-IH jilrtn linlll
I tri run In ntrtlt tin uciifwlnl flint, enr wlinA
foul tongues havo maliciously attacked
the honor and food name of ono who al
ready by the most undoubted testimony
has been proved to bo abovo the slightest
I consider myself a lawabldlns citizen,
but it would kIvc mo much pleasure to
participate In the lynolilnc of the person
or persons who are responsible for such
slanderous accusations. Very respectfully.
(.'. Oliver Isemx.
Mr. Iselin refers to assaults having
been made uon four different women
in Aiken recently, though the other three
incidents to which he has reference havo
lieen given r'lMMtnT-Himi nlj because
they havo occurred at a timo when the
town has been In a high state of excite
ment. Several days after tho attack upon Mrs.
Beach was made two Swedish maids
employed by Josef Hoffman reported
that on tho night Mrs. Beach was at
tacked they were returning home when
they met a negro man a block from the
Beach homo and that tho negro made
an attempt to embrace them, but a chauf
feur approaching scared tho negro nway.
This is ono of the assaults to which Mr.
On Friday night, March 1. Annio Haltnn,
a maid in Mr. Iselin's employ, was return
ing nomo rrom church when sho was
passed by a negro who sho said spoke to
her and struck her on tho breast, then
ran away when she screamed. Blood
hounds were brought from tho State
penitentiary at Columbia to trail this
negro and two negroes are held in tho
county jail on suspicion.
Friends of Mr. Beach havo been very
active In denouncing tho story that is
going the rounds ami which was yester
day given fresh impetus when a Xew York
society journal reached tho city, and
Mr. Beach has retained two of tho leading
attorneys of Aiken.
He has also had a detective from New
York, but the detective reported this
afternoon to Mayor Gyles thut ho had
been unable to find out anything and
would return to New York.
Tho polico havo not mado any progress
toward discovering tho assailant, al
though investigation has followed In
vestigation, Pearl Hampton, the negro
woman who wus struck with a fenoe
railing in tho Beach yard a few minutes
before Mrs. Beach was attacked, has lieen
grilled several times. Each tlmo sho
has contradicted her own stories, but
sho stoutly refuses to disclose her knowl
edge of the affair.
It is said that Mr. Beach's friends could
establish an alibi for him should he be
arrested charged with tho assault upon his
wifo. Mayor Oyles, who has personally
taken the, Investigation in hand, this
afternoon declared his intention of going
to tho root of the matter and if posslblo
charging tho guilty man with tho crime,
no matter who ho may bo.
FLEW 101 MILES AN HOUR.
Marvellous Day's Aviation by Tabutcnu
New Cross-Country Record,
Special Cable Despatch to The Svx.
Paiuh, March 11. Maurice Tabuteau,
the nviator.lcf t Pau at 7 o'clock this morn
ing and flew in a monoplane to tho Villa
Coublay aerodrome near Paris, where ho
arrived nt 5:25 o'clock tills afternoon.
Tho distance is 450 miles and was mado
with but two stops, one nt Poitiers and
tho other at Etampes,
He made tho distance from Pau to
Poitiers, about 201 miles, in 2 hours and
35 minutes, His average speed was 101J
miles nn hour. Ho made a now cross
Tabuteau is the holder of many world's
New Signs to Pilot You In the Subway
General Manager Hedloy of tho Inter
borough announced yesterday that two
additional devices are to be installed on
tho subway syhteni for the better direction
of passengers in tho subway as to their
trains and stations Ono of theso will be
signs displayed on the t-tntion platform
lieiwct-n in ihiki) ii milieu turn niueiy-
sixth street showing the destination of
tho trains, 'Die other will 1st the placing
in the centre of each ear of a sign indicat
ing tho route of tho train. The ulgnu will
b Illuminated. v,
WOMAN JUDGE AND JURORS.
Her Honor, Mrs. Tcague, and T I en
women Make Up Novel Court.
OtiENWooD Springs, Col., March 11.
With Mrs. L. II. Toaguo as Judgo and half
a dozen women jurors among tho venire
summoned for tho present term the County
Court of Eagle county at Red Cliff to-day
presented a scene never before witnessed
Mrs. Teaguo Is tho only woman Judge
in tho Htato and this is the first timo in
her ono yoar In tho office that women have
been called for Jury service. '
Among tho cases to be triod aro those
of several men charged with bootlegging
and tho outcomo is being watched for
with keen interest.
FOR A SIX YEAR TERM.
Senator Works Urges the Senate to Pass
Ills Constitutional Amendment.
WAHin.NriTON, March 11. Senator j
Works of California to-day urged the
Scnnto to approve his constitutional
amendment makl the Presidential
term sis years and prohibiting a re
election. "This resolution has no connection
With the coming Presidential cam
paign," Works Insisted. "It Is In-
u," ,Y LU'"" . ' , ,,
Atll Government uppolntmeutH, the
Senator said, should bo placed under
civil service rules, so that appointees
would not feel under obligation to do
political work for tho man who gave
them citllcc. He complimented Presi
dent Taft for having recommended
HELD THE BABY FOR RENT.
Mother Went to Court, Where Magistrate
Corrlgan Restored It.
Jennie Davis moved out of 181 Hidge
street yesterday and left her three months
old baby while sho took a little furniture
to another room she had rented. There
was two months rent due on the room
sho had left, and when Jennie went back
for Uio baby, Goldio Jaoobs, who sublot
to her. announced that she had a lion on
that baby and that it would remain there
until the rout was forthcoming.
Tho tearful mother rushed over to the
Essex Market police court and obtained
a summons for GoMie and the baby. They
appeared in the ufternoon and Magistrate
Corrigan awarded the baby to the mother.
JOHN WANAMAKER ILL
Urged by Friends and Relatives to Go to
Europe for Best.
Philadelphia, March 11. John Wan
amakcr, who has been confined to his
home during tho greater part of the
past month, Is being urged by his
friends and members of his family to
go to Europe for a rest and It la prob
able that he will soil before the end
of the present month.
Iate last week he was able to go to
his office, but on Sunday and to-day he
was unable to leavo tho house. He yas
first attacked by a severe cold, which
bus since lingered and caused his phy
sicians much convern. The physicians
say, however, that there Is no danger
OPERATION FOR ANEURISM.
A CoU of Platlnlied Gold Wire Applied to
A delicate operation for aneurism of
the aorta of a man was performed on
a man In Ucllevue Hospital yesterday
afternoon In which a spiral coll of fine
platinized gold wire, containing a
length of 12 feet, was applied to the
artery. Dr. William C. Lusk had
charge or tho operation and he was
assisted by Dr. It. A. Kempf, In charge
of the third aurglcal division of the
hospital; Dr. Arthur 85. Vosburg, Dr.
Becker and other members of tho house
staff. Surgeons from tho Cornell Med
ical College also wero present.
The man Is Henry Griffin, f,3 years
old, a fireman, of Fourteenth Btreet
and Avenue G, College Point. Ho
walked Into the hospital on January 9
last and was sent by Dr. Ilutledgo to
the .surgical ward to have a diagnosis
made. It was thought that he had a
weak heart. About two weeks ago it
was settled that there was an aneurism
and It wns decided to operate yesterday.
The patient was under ether for
about 45 minutes. Last night ho was
getting along well, although his temper
ature was high.
GIFT FROM THE POPE.
Silver Statue of the Madonna Comes lo
St. John's Chapel.
A silver statue of the Madonna, with
gold trimming, a gift to the parish from
Pope Pius X,, Is on exhibition In tho vestl-
bulo of St. John's Chapel, Greene and
Clermont avenues, Brooklyn. Tho statue
Is about three foct In height. Accom
panying the statue was a letter from the
Pope commending the efficient work ac
complished by tho congregation under
tho direction of auxiliary Bishop Mundo-
Tho import duty on tho statue was $180.
Bishop Mundelein nt early mass on Sunday
explained tho importance of Uio Holy
rather s offering and announced that
the new $18,500 organ would bo installed
in the name of Pope Pius.
LIEUT. REED VINDICATED.
Drops SI 0,000 Suit Upon Wife of Capt.
Eames Making Retraction.
Indianapolis, Maroli 11. The $10,000
damago suit brought by Lieut. Walter
L. Heed, U. S. A., against Mrs. Margaret
B. Eames for alleged slanderous remarks,
was dismissed to-day by Oscar L. Pond,
attorney for Hood, after tho attorneys
for Mrs, Eames had filed an affidavit
In which Airs, Eames stated that she does
not now believe and nover did believe
that Heed had embezzled money from
the post exchango at tort Benjamin
The suit was filed lost July. It was
alleged that Mrs. Eamos, who is tho wlfo
of Captain Henry Eames, had said that
Roed was living beyond his income and
that ho had taken $000 from the funds
of the ost exchange, which were in the
choree of Heed
Iteed is now In'Panainu and Mrs. Karnes
is in Washington.
iiuu-.t's rriii: tutAPK win:
Purines thn liiimil. A (tcltrlniii borrncc
11. T. UKWKV hU.NH CO., IS) I'Ultnn Ml., N.
END OF COAL STRIKE
SEEMS NEAR AT LAST
Asqulth Succeeds in Bringing
Workers to Agree to a Confer
ence With Owners.
MINIMUM WAGE IS MARRED
About Half tho Union Miners of flor
many Clo Out French Workers
Out for "Jl Hours.
Sptelat Wirrlesi and Cable Despatches la TnzStrit.
London, via Glace Bay, March II.- The
most hopeful sign-thus far in tho efforts
that aro being made for u settlement of
the coal strike enmn this evening, when
the convention of mine workers ngrced
unanimously to accept Premier As
quith's invitation to irect the reprefen
tatives of the Government und tho mine
owners In a joint conference.
The owners hp.ve not yol. r.'ireed to tho
(conference, but they will ireet to-morrow
I , . , , , ,
l' consider the matter end r.lready two-
thirds of their number nn; on record as
favorable. Tho conference therefore
seems to lie assured, and tho Government
is inclined to the belief that once the dis
putants get together ti be.siu for e.n agree
ment can be readied.
It may bo said that the acceptance of
tho invitation by tho miners coires en a
greet relief to tho Oovenirrent, which
has thus far hesitated to carry out the
veiled threat mado by Mr. Asqulth lo
bring in legislation which would compel
n t-ettlement of the dispute in tlu fining
industry. Tho mine owners of South
Wales and Scotland, who have refused
to make any concessions to their men,
aro said to be willing now to enter tho
conference without prejudice.
The resolution adopted by the mlnn
workers to-day makes tho acceptance
of tho invitation provisional "uion tho
understanding that tho quest ion of a mini
mum wage rate Is not to enter into tho
discussion. As all the mine owners but
thoso of South Wales and Scotland have
nlrendy agreed to the minimum wage
it is not behoved that this will interfere
with tho proposed conference. Tho
miners' resolution agrees to a conference
"without prejudice with a view to u freo
discussion of the whole situation."
The closing down of factories, tho cit
ting off of railway trains and other stop
pages of industry still go on. The Ijon
don and Brighton Railway alone h'i
cancelled 500 trains. It Is estimated Out
the low in wages alone since the strike
wag inaugurated has amounted to 5I5,0)J.
fV). Eve'n'Th'e House of Commons has
been forced to economize in the use of
coal and orders have been Issued to shut
off th& electricity, immediately upon ad
journment Instead of letting the lights
burn till early morning, as has Isjon the
custom in tho past.
In reply to a question to-day Preidier
Asqulth said that tho responsibility for
maintaining order and protecting strike
breaking miners rested upon tho loo it
authorities, but that if necessiry Ihoy
would have every assistance from tlw
In tho House this afternoon Itcgltnld
McKennn, tho Home Secretary, replying
to an Inquiry said that ho was not pre
pared at this tlmo to say what stops tho
Government had taken to facilitate tho
iniK)rtation of coil from abroid.
In the meantimo Lloyd's is doing a laud
office business in Insuring all sorts of
business against strike rioU. In Wales a
premium of 5! cr cent, is ar.k-j:l, while
1 per cent. Is charged elsewhere.
There was increased unoisiness in Brit
ish shipping circles to-day. This morn
ing the sailing of tho Americin liner St.
Paul on March 2 and that of tin WhlM
Star vessel Oceanic for New York on
March 27 were cancelled bsaiuvj or ina
bility to get coal. Sover.il sailings to Bil-
timoro also havo been cancelled.
For tho rapidly dwindling stocks ot-
coal on hand in North Wales an ativuncn
in price of from 75 to Iiki per cent, lun
been demanded to-day. and this faot has
necessitated the closing of practically
evory factory and quarry in that part of
tho country. In other parts of tho United
Kingdom condition arc almost as bad.
The shipments of coal from the ports of
South Wales last week amountnd only to
30,000 tons, compared with the usual total
of 400,000 tons per week.
Two of the largest paper mills in tho
midland counties ceased working to-day
and all their employees were discharged.
From every other point throughout the
country reports aro reaching London that
work la being stopped.
The pressure of traffio on tho street
cars and omnibuses in Ijondon owing to
tho restriction of the suburban train ser
vice has beoome so great that tho authori
ties have given permission to loople lo
stand up in the vehicles. Tho rule against
this in normal times is rigidly enforced,
infraction of it being soverely punished.
In the view of many omployers and of
conservatives generally tho coal strike
may prove a blessing in disguiso if it is fin
ally settled this week. It will make impos
sible any other general labor trouble for
at least a year. Because of the general
shutdown of other industries as a result
of lack of fuel the big unions have been
compelled to dip heavily into their "war"
funds to aid their idle membership. Con
sequently their cash on hand is so low that
it would be impossible to oonduct a suc
cessful strike at the present timo. This
is especially so in the oase of tho railway
unions, which for Bomo timo past have
Edward Black, organizer of the Mini
mum Wage League, declared to-da,.
that under present conditions tho miners
aro victim of favoritism, bribery and
persecution becauso of their political or
religious opinions. He said that after
five years of investigation he wns con
vinced that a minimum wage scale waa
necessary to protect tho workers. In
explaining tho conditions which caused
the strike ho said:
"The collier U paid on a tonnago rato
rcgulutod by tho market price of ooal.
On February 10 last the selling pries
or cool was $3.70 a ton and the miners'
wages wero fixed on that Iwutls. Who
gets the difference between the $3,70 A