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THE SUN, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1912.
tin together and laughing over Cot. Roosevelt's discomfiture. Appnioutly Senator I.a Knlloltc lias Kill n direct lino (if Informntlon on n lot of things In the lust few days Unit heretofore he only suspected, tt In (lclillliwlcdgrd tllllt 1,(1 r'ntlfttl' dislikes I'enrnj-e Jiixl ns tnui'li now hh ho oor Met. Imt Ihe fact that they hit hoIiIIcim In .1 common riniMo hns helped to make things more pleasant Soiuilof I.a l'ollrlti hesitated to ontrr tlir tlcht until after Senator I'nlndcxtcr of ValiliiKton, a Itoosrirlt supporter. Imil Intrixliici'tl 1 1 1m iimi'iidiiient to the I'cnroM' resolution cxti'iidlng the scope of tlir Inquiry to all numbers of (.'on Kii'Mi. Then Senator li 1'nllotto took off his eoat nmt the Senator from I'cnn n.vlvnnln wiih very Kind Indeed lo net his nsslslnnce. 1 .11 e'ollette npparently suspects that the amendment offered hy I'nlncleMcr wan really designed to de feat the proposed Inquiry Into Itoosc clt's primary campaign. Intimation were thrown out to-day that the sudden opposition that has developed on I he Democratic side to tho Penrose resolution Is due to fonr of dlKclosiirea In regard to rontrlhutloiiH In behalf of Democratic ciimllilutcs In the reeent primary rnmpnlgn. There Is a pcisslhitlt.v that nn effort will bo made In the Senate to-monnw tn put the Penrose resolution through hy menus of a compromise. The iimend ment extending the Inquiry to nil mem bers of CoiiKresM tn.ij ho withdrawn, lealnK merely the resolution proposing nn Inqulrv Into the 1 :n t niiitrlliutlims nnd the Itooseielt primal y fund. I'rnr fur Collections. It In hellevrd from de elopments to day that the Tit ft supporters are no more desirous, of limine this primary campaign Inquiry pushed than me Mr. (onsevelt's followers. I'.oih Mill's fear thnt continued agitation will make It harder to Bather In I'ontrlhutlons for this year's t'liiiipnlgu. The Taft people nre having trouble enough now lo gnrncr a few shekels and thev nre not keen to Increase their burden. Senator Penrose. however. Is mad clean through nnd Insists upon carrying the Inquiry to the end and on having Col Koosovelt thus testlfj under oath. Republicans In Connies expect to see Mr. Itof.colt lose 110 time In limiting npltal our of his offer to appear before the committee ami the hesitancy of the fnnto to adopt the amendment pre tented by one of his supporters. ROOSEVELT IS DISAPPOINTED. Wnntnl lo Trllf. Tu-ilnj. lint llr'll Wrlle n l.elter tnalrnrl. Otrti:r Hav. Aug. 23. Instead of ap pearing in ihtsoii lfnre the campaign contribution committee cf the Sennlo to-morrow. Col. Itoo.evelt will address to that body a long letter replying to tho accusations made by Senator Penrose nnd John D. Archbold of tho Standard Oil Company. The ox-President h.in received no direct answer to th telegram which lie sent at the eleventh hour yesterday, asking tho privilege of testifying. He had heard, however, he said from Cnl O'l.'iughlin and 0. K. Mavis thnt Senator Clapp had sent word that it would w impossible to get his conimilteo together in time to hear th Colonel on Monday. Col. I!ooovelt complained bitterly over having lost the chance to answer directly all the questions which the investigating committee could put to him. He said th opportunity to answer questions was one, which he always wel comed, nnd he had his enemiei to blame. he said, for beingdeprived of this oppor tunity. T feel thnt tho committee ought not to have gone away and lot Archbold go to Kuropo without taking any of his testi mony on the really grave charge, and then to hao failed to let me appear imme diately, knowing as the committee must know what mv later engagements are, " he complaints! Thnt such n course had been followed was due, the Colonel asserted, to the fact that nn investigation had been started which its promoters did not dnro tu prosecute further. "They I'lllorlril Mr." "They pilloried me. and then they got afraid," he declared, flushed witli unger. but they will find that they have picked up the wrong end of the poker " "I shall, however, at once write Senntor f'lnpp a full statement of some of the tilings to which I would have testified " His letter will be begun forthwith, the Colonel says, and ought to be completed to-morrow or Tuesday It will cover the ground already gone over in his recent ntntementn. and will contain in addition lome letlerr. not yet given out which the ex-President snys he hus discovered bear ing further on the relations which existed between himself and the Standard Oil Compnny during his administration It )s oxpeeted also to shed some light upon the financial aspect of the present Iioos"elt campaign I'pon this last point the ( olonel was particularly insis tent. If he had gone to Washington, he aid, it was his purpose to tell the com mittee just what hiR relations were with cx-Sonntor William 1'linn of Pennsyl vania and George W Perkins, all of which he was ready to explain "Inoidentally I should like to say," ho asserted, "that they need not bother about conferring additional powers upon the comtnlttoo to question me about the primary campaign. Whether they aro given the power, any questions which tho committeo may put to inn as to anything of which I have knowledgo connected with tho primary campaign or for that mutter as to anything which I have ever done as President or in this campaign will be answered " He was eager, the Colonel said, to meet all questions. Ho continued: "Not. ono thing has been done now that was not done eight, yea s ago or that I would not stand for now ns then. I sug gest, however, that the committee take up tho primary campaigns of all of the other candidotcs also if they desire to go into the matter at all " An Improper Understanding, In connection with the charges which had been made against him. Col. Uoose elt was desirous that his answer thould not I10 misunderstood, as was tho case in his o utroversy with Judgo Parker At that time ho said his oint had been not that money had not been recolved Irom big corporations but that money had not been received with an Improper understanding. As regnrds Senator Pen rose's present charge, his position as well a Mr Cortelyou's was not that no Stand ard Oil contribution had been received but that if such were tho caso neither ho nor Mr Cortelyou had nny knowledgo i.l a Mel me repeal." he continued, "thnt il nnv contribution was received Irotjj 1 lie standard Oil Company it was against mv explicit and reiterated written pro hibition, nnd not only without my knowl edge hut in spite of the fact that explieit assurance was given me that no such contribution had been or would be re- ceived, I saw Mr. Cortelyou last evening. Ho told too thntjho had never heard Mr. Archbold's name mentioned In connection wit 1 nny contribution by Mr. Bliss, nnd that as regnrds himself tho whole story is a fabrication out of tho whole cloth, as, of course. It. is about me." That, the failure of himself nnd the committee (o como together to-morrow practically removed every prospect of his aparing at all to testify. Col. Hoosovolt recognizes. "Not to permit mo to go nnd testify to-morrow," he complained, "nmounts, as the DcinncrntlcnndKopuhllcunfriind of Mr, Penrose, Mr. Iorimer nnd Ml Archbold in the Senate of course know, to rendering II almost impossible for me to nppeai later without causing tho most serious dislocation of tho announced and arranged plans, Illumes the imprests, 'lhe incident is especially significant, urged the Colonel, "as showing the way that the interests for whom Mr. Penrose and Mr Archbold nnd their like speak, have Joined in the assault on tho Pro gressives and 011 me. "Thev are entirely willing to seo either of the two old xliticnl machines triumph lieenuso they control both. Their real hostility is reserved for mo nnd the Pro gressive imrty. "Itemeinber thai the chnrne was niraint , Mr. Penrose and that that has not been I Invest lgatd, although the evidence on I that charge was direct. All that has been I Investigated has btvn the counter charge las to which there was not and never will ; be. becail-e there cannot be. one shred ' of evidence direct or Indirect. All that ha been produced Is malicious nnd in I jurinti hearsay gossip given at second I hand. As far as I can tn.ike out, the ' nceusitloii reilly Is by Messrs. Penrose 'and Archbold that a contribution was made for the improper purpose of secur ing an improper consideration nnd that 1 I refused lo give the improper considers - linn. I "Let me repn-n ns strongly as I can that I do not understand why the committee let Mr. Archbold po lo Kurope without examining him 011 the real clmrge. and I re;;ret that I was not given the chance 1 immediately to appear and answer " Col 1! wwe veil indignant lv denied to night a reMirt published in the I'hllndel 1 pMd litilgrr this morning to the effect that he had made an effort to secure the 'support of Senator Penrose before the 1 lines had been drawn in the primary I eamtuWu for this year's Republican I nomination "That (s absolutely pure fake." he thundered, "which anybody would know to be an absurdity if thev will really." that I did not come out until last l'ebriiary anil thnt Mr Penros was out forTnft months ; before. 1 never spoke a won! to Mr. I Pennis" on this subject nor have I ever I asked nnv man to support me Kvery- body has volunteered. This reiiort is 1 just ns preposterous as If il said that I I had linked Mr I.orimer for his support. The 'iiVi'c l.nlijtr knows thnt or ought to know it " One of the Progressive lender's visitors to-dnv was Collected William Ijeb of 1 New Vork. Mr. Iax-.V seemed to think that his old friend woi-! " nothing but good out of the present c.r.troversy He e.iptersrd the cpinion that 110 man' could imix-nch the integrity of the form?r ! President. ! W ins Criirnr I'reil W inliiins. ' George Fred Williams, ni ex-Con gress man from Massachusetts, formerly a j great llrynn man also called the Colonel reported" to fny that he favored the Kooseielt cause His prolili.se of allegi I unci? was based, he told the Progressive , nominee, upon the party's platform and j the further fact that he regarded the Hallimore convention ns tuning been I moreco'iipletely boss controlled and over ridden by tlie Millticiaiis than een the Kepiibtkan on wtu ion at t nicago. A circumstance from which I he Colonel 1 was deriving considerable gratification j was th" ie eipt of a campaign eontribn- tien ol M.noo. which represented, he said. 1 tie purely sunluneou gifts of w) small 1 contributors. '1 he fund hud been collected. h said, by the oluntary as.siM.uiec of 11 , Hr. Warner of Hrooklvn " lie hid referred j Dr. Warner, he said, to Klon Hookor, national treasurer, with tho rtsiuest that he publish the list of contributions, none ' of wuicji exceeaeu li. witn tlie names 01 1 the in'-n and women who had made them With the Senate inquiry disposed of as far as his attendance is concerned Col. Hoosexell expects to adhere to his plan of leaving tor the Vermont campaign, lo which lie attaches gro-it importance, on Wednesday next, l'rom that time until ilie middle of Octolicr he will li engaged steadily in cnmiwngning except for a few hours respite at Sagamore Hill next Sunday. 1 BATTLESHIP CAN'T USE GUNS. , lnl111111n Orilrrpil to DorU for It r ' pnlrs Turrets lllsahleil. j Nor.rot,K, Va.. Aug. 13. The hattle I ship Alnbama Is unable to use her guns ; nnd Is to receive repairs nt the Norfolk 1 or Philadelphia navy yard. I The Alabama was lo have taken part ' In the test to be made with n skeleton j mast erected on the sunken hulk of the old battleship San Marco In Chesa peake Hay. but It was found that tho 1 guns on the big ship could not bo j moved In tho turrets nnd It was said lo-dny she would he ordered In dock for repairs. The Tcjh Co hn 57 ef our trucli In active itrle g Proved by Service Mack Saurery- Hewitt g "Leading Gasoline I Trucks of the World " Short proof vs . long proof A motor-truck may save you money this year and next; and after that cost you more than its savings. The International line of trucks have proved savings for 10, 12 and 17 years, Capacities: 1, 2, 3, 4 'A, 5, (,, Vi and 10 ton Call cr wile International Motor Co Broadway and 57th Strcut Wink?. Alleiitcmn I'a, I'WnfieHNJ SiUi and Service Station in M lame clti r .V .Ifrir.T llranrh (with complete rs furllltlr.i, lir.a Frrrv St.. Nrne HEARST TO PUBLISH Snys Col. Roosevelt. Should Tell of Kopers-Archbold Visits to Him. HICKS THEM TQJTELli AW, Editor Hns Documents, He S(iys, (o Prove Sensation He Promises Soon. William Randolph Hearst has cabled tho following to his nowiipnpors here: I.OMiov, A ue, 24.- I have read in Ilia foreign papers accounts of the explanation that Hennlor I'pnroso has ulvsn of his re ceipt of a certificate of deposit for 125,000 rum tho Standard Oil Company. I hnvo also read Senator Penrose's state ment of tho purpose for which this secret cirtlflrato of deposit was Intended and the use to which this sum of money and other sums of money from tho Standard Oil Com pany were put, Senntor Penrose's explanation Is not (mite accurate. Ills statement 1 not at together truthful. Ho Is In part saylnu what Is true and in part sajinu what Is false. 1 have the documents to prove my asser tion. Senator Penrose should take warning of the fate of Senator 1'ornker and the predica ment of that gentleman when ho attempted to esplnin falsely tho reason for which Ids eortltlOHtos of deposit, from Mr Archbold were received. I wn able to produce Piomptly the documents which showod that Senator I'oraker was not speaking tho truth, ami that the certificates were received for other purposes than the ones stated by him. Senator Penrose should also remember the illffleiilty Into which Mr Archbold not hlniselt by making false statement In to ganl to some or the letters published incul pating certain Pennsylvania Judges Mr Aichbold said that he had Interested him self in the selection of these Judges without their knowledge 1 thereupon piodueed more letteis of Mr Archbold's, In which he Judges were shown to have tenuested him to Interest himself In their behalf I nilviie Senntor Penrose, theiefoie, to adhere to the eact fact nnd to speak the wTiolo truth, for the whole truth will surely be brought out In the present serlen of articles now apis?aring In my maga zines. The September Issue Is already on the ntesj and I cannot niter thnt to Include n replr to Senator Penrose, but in the October issue I shall deal with Senator Penrose s use of the Standard OH funds, and also with Mr. Koosevelt's relations with the Standard Oil Company and their agents. I shall, moreover, not make anr statements that nre not substantiated by documentary evidence it i a notable fnot that Penalor Penrce eont'ns his statements to allegations un supported bv local proof It is also worthy of note that Mr Arehbold doe not produce any of the interesting documents that he hns in his possession lo establish the truth of his utterances. HeuuotesMr lilies, who Is no longer there to ouestlon the accuracy of hi statements, but he does not produce any letters lo or from Mr. Illls, lo or from Senator Penrose, to or fiom Mr Hancock or to ot from Mr l!ooovelt Mr Archbold's word needs documentary suppoit. That fact has been proved here tofore, and Mr Arehbold has already been confounded by the eidence of his own letters nnd those of his agents and con federates in political life and public plunder, As a matter of fact, various Itepubliran campaign committee solicited Standard Oil money nnd accepted Standard Oil money nnd employed Standard Oil money in the campaign of loot, and .various Democrats teceixed Standard Oil money then and later Mr. Arehbold has told part of the truth bul not all of it Let him tell nll'nf It ana produce the interesting document that encumber his flies. Mr ltoosevelt too should tell of the visits of Mr liogers and Mr ArVhiiold to him In Washington, of Mr. Sibley's activity In bringing about these meetings, of the ' perfect understanding that existed and various other matters of Interest and Im- isirlance lo the nation. All of these things hIII appenr in due time, and Mr. ltoosevelt might as well relate them now It must he said of Mr ltoosevelt. however that, nlthouvh ho received the financial and political support of the Standard Oil Company, he repud'ated thnt institution alter he was elected. In the same manner Mr. Wilson received the financial andlpnlit leal support of Senator Smith of New Jersey and repudiated him after election. Mr. ltoosevelt can boast of a belated honesty, so why not be completely frank with the public and tell them the whole truth? Why should not Senator Penrose and Mr. Archbold and Mr. Roosevelt and Mr, Sibley all tell the whole truth, particu larly when they can be so confidently as sured that if they do not. 1 will? W. K. Hebst TURKEY TROTS FOR COURT. Dance Manager Illaatratea War He Ordered Youth Front Floor. Maglstrato Herbert had the turkey trot shown to him In the Morrisanla court yesterday so that he could decide whether or not Harry Mannhelmer broke the conventionalities In dancing It at Hoffmann's Casino In Unlnnport on Saturday night. Mannhelmer, who Is 18 and Uvea at 1639 Parker avenue, The Bronx, went to the danco with a girl and danced all aorta of dances. Fred Kcltel of 948 Olmsted avenue, who was In charge of the floor, told Mannhelmer he would hnvo to Htop turkey trotting. He said that for reply Mannhelmer hit him on tho nose. He then had Mannhelmer nrrrsted. MngiBtrnte Herbert had Kcltel Illus trate thn manner. of Mannhelmer's danc ing so he could decide whether or not It merited Interference, but could not do. clde after Keltcl's exhibition. He put tho case off until to-day nnd held Mann helmer In $100 ball. Mannhelmer was told to take, tho girl he had with him to court to-day so, that she could tell the court what happened. ALSOP CLAIMS TO BE PAID. Chile Pays In (1000,666 to State De partment. WASiiiNriTON, Aug. 25. After more thnn fifty years tho 100 or more, heirs of thn members of the firm tit Alsop & Co., operating In Chile, Bolivia and Peru, nro to receive their shares of the claims for which they hnvo fought during all this tlmo nril which were adjudicated by King Uenrgn of England. Acknowledging tho decision of the Hrlllsh King, tho Chilean Government bus paid over to the Htote, Department the sum of !)08,666.70, thn amount awarded, and this hns been turned Into the treasury. Acting Secretary of State Wilson haH notified all the heirs of the nwnrilN, nnd certificates will he Issued lo them Immedlntely that they lgn their vouchers and return them. CONGRESS DEADLOCKED ATTACK OVER OLD STATE CLA MS 1 Conlltncd row Ftrtt Pnae. agreement on tho deficiency bill. The Senate proceedings were conducted with tho usual solemnity. Whilo House mem bois wero singing coon songs, telling stories nnd holding mock sessions be tween times, tho Senate failed to depar from the usual orderly procedure, The Senate was stirred somewhat on tho reoolpt about 2:30 o'clock of n resolution passed by tho House providing for adjournment nt 3 o'clock. It was then that the oratorical fireworks wero touched ofT, Senators Williams of Missis sippi and Stono of Missouri l)ernting Senators Swatison of Virginia and Cham berlain for standing out n gainst the House on the deficiency bill. "Wo want lo got home," asserted Sena tor Stone. "Kverylwdy Is praying for adjournment. Doo the Senitor from Oregon think it is right tint Congress should be hold up In this manner in order that he may get through n claim in which ho Is interested?" "I will lie frank," responded Senntor Chamberlain. "I may not lie right, but I think I hnvo tho (lower to provent this bill from lieoomlng a law without tho inclusion of this just nnd long overdue claim. I am going to stay here u week, two weeks, or a mouth in ordr tint the Government may pay ita just debt to tho State of Oregon." Senator Swnnson spoke in like vein. Glaring nt the tcore or more House moin ber.s who were seated around the wall of tho Senate chamber, Mr. Swanson hotly declared ho was "tired of the arro gance nnd suriority of certain meni Imts of the lower br.ineb." Senator Williams wus caustic m his criticism of the Senator, who were flli bu tering against the defici ucy bill. "While a memls'r of the House," he said, "I had some experience) with the Insolence of Senators on conference committees. I think it is time the House taught thu Senate a lesson." All this lieiween Democrats would have been intensely amusing for Kepub icans, were I not that they wero hot under the collar nt Isilng held up. Just about tlie time the Democratic squabble was nt its height Senator Mi.s'unilier undo a motion to djourn. It was defeated. he hour was then 3:30. Debate con tinued until 4:3", when Senator Smoot's motion to adjourn was carriel, it having liecome apparent that there was no pros icct of an agreement. The Houmi hnd wearied of the job a few minutes eirlier nnd had emit for the night. As members on both sides of the Capitol tumbled out in the dawn to their automobiles they cussed. 'I lie present situation in the House nnd the Senate may result in the failure of the general dellciency bill. This is not a regular supply bill. So activity of the Government will le crippled if it falls to liecn're a law. The officers and enlisted men of the army nnd thousands of em ployees in the customs nnd internal rev enue services will suffer. T e Government employees, owing to deficiencies in npriropnntions made for them nst year, have not received their salaries for June. More than $1,- 000. 000 is due to the army iilono. Appro priations to meet these" obligations are nuthorired in the pending bill. If it fails the nrmy nnd the cus oms and infernal revenue officials must wait until next winter for their June nmpensatioii that should hnvo lieo ' paid to them on July 1. It is acknnwledg d thnt this will be nn oxtrem hnrdship. Senators Chamliorinin of Oregon, Swnnson and Martin of Virginia nnd Cul lierson of Terns are being roundly con demned for endangering the salaries of theso employees lor Statu claims Hint hnvo lingered lsfore Congress for years and years. The deficiency bill ns it pnssed the House authorized expenditures in excess of tO.OOO.non The amount, was increased bv the Senate to more than Ml.ono.tiot). Of this more than $3.oon,ooo was repre sented in an Indian claim This amend ment wns adopted bv the Senate, but was discarded hi conference Other con cessions were made by the Senate in con ference reducing the appropriations in the aggregate to about $7,H3,oou. Tho only provisions in controversy are tnose Hearing on uie mate claims and the Senate amendment granting the em ployees of Congress nn extrn month's pnv. The latter provision will undoubtedly Tie thrown out The Democratic caucus passed a resolution condemning tlie "ex tra month graft" and the House will not accept this amendment under any cir cumstances The four State claims in dispute have been kicking around Congress anywhere from fifty to 100 years, The Virginia Maryland claims run back to the early days of the Government It is based upon on appropriation made nt the instance of President Washington by the Legislatures of the two States. The capital had been removed from Philadelphia to Wash ington and Virginia and Maryland made an appropriation in which was an induce, nient to tho Government to make the transfer 'I he Kederal Treasury nt thai time was depicted Washington informed Virginia nnd Maryland that the Cnvern ment wanted to erect buildings in th new capital and had no money for the fiurpose. Virginia made nn appronria ion of 1112.000 for the purpose and fary land allowed about 1100,000. Virginia first made a claim for reim bursement. Later Maryland joined In the demand. The vnlldlty of the Vir- f inla claim hinges on the meaning of a erm inserted in tho grant on motion of John Marshall, who was then a member of the Virginia Legislature, As the measure was called up for discussion it provided that the money should be granted" to the Federal Government. On motion of Marshall the word "ad vanced" was substituted. Those who supported the claim contended that the word "advanced makes it plain that Virginia made a loan nnd did not present the Government with a gratuity of $loo, 000. A few years ngo the House Com mittee on Claims made a unanimous adverse report against tho payment of the claim, The Oregon claim is based on expen ditures macio ny ine mate about tiny years ago to repel Indian Invaders. Tho State organized troops, equipped them nnd put them in the field to fight the Indian. It insists that the Federal Gov ernment should make reimbursement for the amount so expended. Tho Texas claim is quite similar. About lwio Texas put troops in the field to rejiel invaders and lias been trying to persuade the Federal Government ever einco to foot the bills. None of these claims has been certified for navment. as reaulred hv law. ITnHer the law such claims are first passed upon by Congress, reforred to the Court of Claims and certified undor prescribed procedure by the Secretary of the Treas ury. It Is the contention of those who op pose the payment of theso claims that none of them will stand on their merits, that those who advocate them are well aware of tho fact and are merelv tnklnc advantage of tho present situation to put the claims over as "riders" on an appro- J,J I Ml Jl t . I , , ' . . . iiriaiiou in it, iiKuriug uia I u aeiay will force members who are anxious to go homo to give In and ooncur. Among tlie senators who eit to-dnv were HoraJi of Idaho, Hoot of Now York, Lea of Tennessee. Jones of Washington and Keed of Missouri, Tho greatest numDer ine nennte was ame to mustor last night was fortv-eicht. lust n niinrnm. and It la believed that there will not be rnore than thlrty-flve present to-morrow. nitni:R F.1..11 uitiivciv The Umi llraml of lh lien S..,amcr Prink, Adr TAFT WAITS PATIENTLY Tl Snt. in President's Room in flic f'npitol Until Dawn Sun (Iny Mo rii in p. AND THEN HE WENT HOME Was Disappointed Ilceause He Couldn't Start for the Sum mer Capital. Washington-, Aug. 25. A sleepy, dis appointed President emerged from the Sennte wing of the Capitol nnd climbed Into his nutomoblle Just nn the dawn was brcuklng to-day. He had made nil plans to shake thu dust of Washington from his feet nnd nrrlve In Heverly. The tangle In Congress compelled him to send to the Union Stntton nt 4 o'clock In the morning for his bnggnge nnd to return to the White House. He Is fated to stay now until the end. I'or many hours while Congress was trying to uutnngle. Itself President Tnft sat In the President's room nt thn Cnpltol and waited patiently for ad journment. The President's original plan was to lenve nt ii:3!i o'clock for Boston. When the Senate, nnd House recessed nbout the middle of the afternoon until 6 o'clock this plan hnd to be nbnndoncd. The President then decided to lenve on the 12::iU train. Ills special car wns attached lo the train and the Presi dent's bnggnge was placed on board. Ills nutomoblle was held outside of the Cnpltol to take him to the station In a hurry. Shortly before the time for the de parture of the train n report spread through the corridors of the Capitol thnt the conferes had reached nn agree ment on the general deficiency bill and that everything would be fixed up In a few minutes. A telephone messnge wns sent to the stntlon nsklng If the mid night train could not be held a few minutes. The rollrond officials, who had been making nnd breaking their plans nil the afternoon, were willing to do anything the President desired. Finally, when It became evident that the hour of adjournment was far off, the President's enr wns detached from the midnight train. Mr. Taft, how ever, had not nbnndoncd hope of leaving for Hever'y some time during the night, nnd lifter consultation with the railroad officials again a special train was mnde up to rush Mr. Taft to Now Vork In time to catch the Huston train lenvlng New Vork about 1 o'clock this afternoon. The President's associates became weary of the vigil shortly after mid night. Cncle Jim Wilson. Secretary of Agriculture, who believes In going to bed early. Congress or no Congress, went home. Postmaster General Hitch cock nnd Secretary of the Navy Meyer left fin nn early morning trnln for New Voik. The throng of Senators who came In discuss legislative matters with the President gradually melted nway and stretched themselves out for n snooze on the lounges In the Senate smoking room. The clerks and pages, who crowded the Senate corridors hoping to get a glimpse of the Presi dent, went back to their work. Every body was mad and sore. Finally Mr. Taft peeled off his dress coat nnd stretched out on a sofa. The doors were closed and guards were posted to prevent Intruders from waking him. Along about t o'clock Mr. Taft awoke and upon learning that the legislative situation was worse than ever put on his coat, picked up his hat and said "Good night," or rather "Good morning." to the sleepy Senate. He went direct to the White House to complete his night's sleep, while another nutomoblle wns hur ried to the railroad stntlon to bring back the President's bnggnge, Mr, Tnft will not violate the unwritten law which forbids a President from leav ing Wnshlngton before Congress ad journs. If the sessions end early to morrow nfternoon the President may leave on the afternoon train for Boston. in case the session Is prolonged, how ever. Mr. Taft will probably remain hero until Wednesday, when he will leave for Columbus. Ohio, where he will make a speech on Thursday. If the rumpus on Cnpltol Hill fa still going on he will can cel his Columbus engagement. Mr. Tnft spent to-day quietly. He went ov a large mass of correspond ence nnd In the afternoon took an nuto moblle ride accompanied by Major Thomas L. Uhoads C. S. A., his military aide. DEAD IN HOTEL K00M. Hnd llren Promlird Job br Wlr Prom Man Who Couldn't Be Found, A man known as William Reed of Springfield, Mass., at the Hotel South ern, 203 West Flfty-fourth street, was found dead In his room yesterday eve ning with his throat cut. Reed registered on August 8 and stayed two weeks. He ran out of money, but said he had prospects, and was allowed to stay, On Saturday he received two letters and a telegram. Ho appeared much cheered by the telegram, which read: "Mount Holyokc, Mass. Landed Job for you ot Forbes & Wallace. Start work on Sfonday morning. Reply at once what you want me to do at my expense. Soutiikrland." Manager Robertson of the hotel ngreeil to pny Reed's fare to Mount Holyoke. When Reed hnd not appeared nt 6 o'clock Robertson sent a bellboy to look through tho transom of his sroom. Reed's body was on the floor with a razor beside It. Ten minutes after tho discovery of the body the telegraph company sent back a telegram which Reed had wired to "Southerlnnd." The company said It had been unable to deliver It, as It could find no man named Southerlnnd. LEAVES WIFE TO KILL HIMSELF. Wllllnrastinrs Man Had Tried to Coax Her to Join In Hnlclde. Christian Fledwaldt, 64 years old, a well to do real estate owner at 169 Grove street, Williamsburg, ihot and killed himself last night In tho kitchen of his home after trying to get his wife to try suicide with him. Fledwaldt and his wlfe.Annn, who Is 61, had been sitting on .the porch and ho hnd been talking about killing himself, "Let's go upstairs and end our lives," he snld to her. ''We're getting pretty old now and aren't much use In tho world.". Ills wife refused and he wont indoors. Sho was afraid to follow for fear he might kill her and himself. In a few .nilniilcs sho heard a shet. KEIR HAEDIE IN CANADA. Will Mnmp V. In Favor of I'agene , nebs. Montreal, Aug. 25. Mr. Kclr Hardle, the well known socialist M. P. for Mer thyr Tydvll, arrived at Montreal by tho Allan liner Hesperian this after noon from Glasgow. To-night he was an Interesting auditor nt an open air socialist meeting held In St. Lawrence Iloulcvard, but did not speak. There was no reception when Mr. Hardle landed nor was any delegation waiting to meet him. He proceeds from here to Guelph, Ont., where he Is to nddrtss a meeting of the Dominion Trades nnd Labor Council. After that Mr. Hardlo will travel further west, ns he Is very much Interested In the programme of the Industrial Workers of the World, who have succeeded In tying up rall way construction work In Krltlsh Co lumbia this season. His schedule Is not yet arranged def initely, but he expects to visit tho United States nbout tho middle of September nnd will deliver n scries of addresses In forty-eight cities In support of Kit- gene V. Debs, the Socialist candidate for the Presidency. Tho local Fedcrntcd Trndes and Labor Council Is trying to arrange n meeting for Mr. Ilnrdle to nddress to-morrow, but It Is still uncertain If tho arrange ment can bo mado nt such short notice, Mr. Hardle not having been expected to nrrlve so soon. He Is still hopeful of the progress of socialism In America nnd recalls with pride the socialistic experi ment mado In the past nt New Harmony and other American centrc-i during the past century, but could not be Induced to discuss t lie reasons of their ultimate failure. SOLE SURVIVOR OF "DISCOVERY." Only Man Who Ksrapeil Wreck Clears Mystery After tl Year. Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 25. Nino years ngo next October the steamship Dis covery, bound from Nome for Puget Sound was lost off the southern Alaskan coast, About seventy persons. Including n dozen Port Townscnd residents. perished. For nine years, until yester day, the manner of the Discovery's loss has remained a mystery. It was supposed she foundered In a storm off Yaktita. The only clue was the find ing of one life preserver on the shoro off Kodlsh Island, Now comes Capt. K. C. Weaver. 75 years old. and proves that he Is the sole survivor of the Dis covery, whose loss typified on a smal ler scale that of the Titanic eight and one-half years later. Weaver says the Discovery weath ered a storm off Yakuta and reached the Icy waters near Juneau, where dur ing a heavy snowstorm she struck an Iceberg nnd sank In five minutes. Weaver's escape resulted from his previous misfortune of losing one hand, ns n result of which he had a steel hook permanently fastened to his wrist. He drew himself up on the floating Ice. The next day Indians picked him up. taking him to their camp. While on tho Ice berg he alleviated his thirst by breaking oft pieces of Ice with the steel hook, Exposure caused partial paralysis, nnd for ten months the natives cared for him. He then went Into the mountains prospecting. Eighteen months later ho came to the Sound and Western Wash Ington. His silence regarding the Discovery's loss was broken only after the Rrlttsh steamship Ikells last week struck and wrecked his fishing boat Dove off Cape l lattery. He has proved to Port Town send relatives of the Discovery crew the complete truth of his story. When tho Discovery struck the Ice berg, he says, there was one wild scramble, shrieks of tho dying and then awful silence ns he clung to tho very Iceberg that wrecked the vessel. CHILD FALLS FROM FIRE ESCAPE. Had Been In Olympic Parade and Was Showing Fla When She Fell. Fortanla Abravnza, 14 years old. who lives at 79 Rlvlngton street, fell from n fourth atory fire escape yesterday after noon. Sho Is a member of the graduat ing class of Public School 20, which took part In the Olympic parade on Saturday. At the time of the accident she was displaying her flag and red. white and blue cap from the fire escape. While waving the flag she lost her footing and fell through a hole In the grating to the street. When picked up by an ambulance surgeon the flag was still clutehed In her hand. After the mother had been assured that aside from a fractured arm the child was in no dan ger, she knelt and kissed the flag, ex claiming In Italian that It had saved her child's life. Many neighbors, who had gathered around followed her ex ample, each kneeling nnd kissing the flag. GIRL APPEARS AGAINST 2 MEN. Ran Awar to Coney Island and la Foand Llrlnc With Them. Jane C. Sempler, 16 years old, of Bell vltle avenue, Montclalr, la the complain ant In a case of abduction against two men, William Lacanthla and Samuel Katz, both of Coney Island. Lacanthla Is 33 years old, a waiter, of 2824 West Sixteenth street, Coney Island. Tho girl, who Is a runaway from her Montclalr home, has been spending the past three weeks at Coney Island. Detectives located her last Tuesday and she named Lecanthl and Katz ns two men at whose homes sho had been staying. The charge against lecanthl Is that she spent four nights at his home. The girl Is In the house of detention In Brooklyn. The case will como up In the Coney Tsland court on Wednesday. The Federal authorities are Interested because of the suspected "white slave" features of the case. WOMEN OF VOTING AGE. In the 91k State Where They llaTe the Right to Vote at All Election. Washington, Aug. 26. A preliminary statement has been Issued by Director Durand of the bureau of the census, giv ing the number of women of voting age in the six States In which they have the right to vote In all elections. Tho whole number- of women In these six States, taken together, who were of voting ago In 1910 was 1,846,935, of whom 664,784 wer native whites of native parentage! 333,925 native whites of foreign or mixed parentage; 327,662 foreign born whites; 13,438 negroes nnd 17,045 Indians, Chinese, Japanese nnd other Aslntlcs. Tho table of females of 21 years of age nn dover follows; California, 671,386; Colorado. 213.423; Idaho, 69,818; Utah, 85,729; Washington, 277,727; Wyoming, 28,840. Efficient Factory Buildings are a big stride toward jour success in business. A poor building for your manufactur ing purpose Is a decided bend cap. You need n factory that is a money-making machine. I study your needs with you -and then design the whole job the result is a factory that must make profits. We should know each other. Let's get together. Send for my book "How Itrnnri tlallda." Mo prronl rails unlc, jo ll rrqurM them- but set m book. Iteiplalnt. John G. Brown 426 Witherspoon Bldg., PIIILADKM'IIIA wilson says mm. L Clinirmnn's Illness May Entail a Rosf of Not Less Than Two Weeks. X0 COMMITTEE FHICTI0X Governor Issues a Statement From University Club After Day's Hest. Gov. Wilson issued a statement Inn night In which he said it Is expected that National Chairman McCombs, who i ill at the home of his sister in Flushing, will he able to resume his work nt head quarters In about two weeks. "Mr. McCombs," Gov. Wilson's state ment read, "is II. and his illness will en. tail a rest of not less, it may he, than a couple of weeks, but it is confidently ex pected, ns It is warmly hoped, tha t h will then take up active work at head, quarters." "Ono of tho pnpers," the statement continues, "intimated Uiat there had betn friction between the campaign committeo and Mr. McCombs and thnt hi, roturn was not desired by the committt This is a particularly cruel mUreprien tation and has not a shred of truth in it, 1 never knew any body of men to work In m nrn ttinnutnl, V. .. . . . I . . . . I ... ...w.u iiiuiuiiii not iiiimy i. mil III" members or this campaign commute, nnd heir relations with Sir. Mcl'omln have been those of intimate confidence and enthusiastic cooperation "They admire and trust him. hh 1 d, and deem his assistance nnd guidance invaluublennd such as no other man could give at this juncture. His absence, is an embarrassment nnd a distress to litem, ns it is to me. nnd the plans they hai carried out are plans which were worked out first of nil with him. I beg the public to dismiss rumors of this sort hh oriel nating in the gossip of busybodies nhn know nothing. Thoso who understand the real facts will not bn misled " Tho statement came nt the end of a cl.ir spent quietly nt the University Cluh. Ton rnililnvnoH ,f tha l,,l. .,s. i - ., ... I.,,,,, ,,, under orders not to permit the Governor to ! uwiuiuvu uciuio miw in niu iiuernoon nn tllAUA wnolrli- mat .1 UA !..,, ... . and conferences aro deferred until Iste 111 cut) ciuy. Beyond his typewritten statement, Gov. ilson sent out word from his retreat last night that he had nothing to say. This morning he is to have breakfast with his ew ork managers, including William O. McAdoo, vice-chairman of tho National ( nmmitlfw nnrl nntlnF, nhr, I .. ... L. absence of Chairmun McCombi. Mr JIU.S.U00 win continue with tho activs leadership of the campaign in rase Mr. McCombs's health should not. Improve as rapidly ns hiB friends now hope. OnA (it IllO nllliallnn. tn lu. -1 .' 1 - .1 at the conference tietween tho Governo r and the vice-chairnuin this morning is th nmniinr. nf nnaAi.limnl,lnn cn f ,. . u! i in.,, 10 enmrmign nnd the places nuim mm no visuen. uov. ilon already has announced that he will not make any extended stumping tour, ns h does not consider that the most effectiv io conauci a campaign. Americans" held for ransom. Oatrases In .Mexico Continue With Federal l'orrrrlraa. Kl I'aso, Tcx Aug. 23. -Keeling nlonc the ArtZOnn-Konorn hnrilnr ncrnlnst lh rebels operating In the Interior of Sonor took definite form nt Douglas, Nngaln and other border towns to-dny when an American coming from the Dolores min ing district of Sonera brought thr !r. formntlon that two Americans, Uioj names he could not learn, had been overpowered and carried away from the Mulatos mine, where they were cm- ployed, and wero being held In the So nora Mountains by the rebels until the! were ransomed. The men. nernrHInf- in an TndUn whn brought the news to Dolores, were bring siowiy starved to force them to tend nn urgent message to tho Mulntos com pany officials In tho United htntes for the 340,000 ransom which they demand. A rescue party is being considered at DoUclnn. U'linrn thn fi .mn. 1 tnt. v.ol., nil sent. The entire State of Sn'norn seems li be overrun with the rebels, rldlnc In disorganized bands nnil lonllni?. horn ing Hnd stealing wherever they come t" a nacienaa or smnll town. The Kin eral army seems honeloiw i.mi Im nuk ing no further effort to protect prop erty man to guard Hcrmoslllo, the cai itul. Gen. Itojas of the rebels Is re DOrted SOIllll nf Pnna nnn m.,1 I, nil rrn threatened the big Cole-Ilyon mlnlns camp. frn t Ts .. .1 i nt .... uauui-ip, Biuil'l-lll'm" v. Senator George Sullivan of Utah. arrM irom mcozarl to-day and ham tn Mexico, especially Bonorn, was no pUc - ..iiuiaii mr jrrBt'iu mm. na rebels were carrying nway young girl fL fl tl'er n cen ,il incr wnmnn whrrVtt they were found without protection. ACCUSED OF ACCOSTING GIR1S. Policeman's Son Arrested In T' Bronx Mother Plead for III. Joseph Morrison, 17 years old. ' 2029 Daly avenue, Tho Bronx, son of policeman, was In the Morrisanla court yesterday because he Jostled nnd "P"1'' to girls the night before, Morrison arrested nt flnslon ronrl nnd Trrnion1 avenue by l'ollcemnn Goff after 1" hnd spoken to scvernl persons nnd noyed them. Magistrate Herbert was Inclined t send MnrrUnn in ninnbwnll'u TxLind. l?Ul when his mother askid that th court be lenient, Morrison was parolrd. BE BACK AT WORIIg