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Wadsworth and Cattlemen's
Supporters Plot Death of
Beveridge Amendment.
Plan Substitution of Mea
sure that Suits Their
Senate Looks on and Stands
Ready to Back the
Mary McDowell, Author of
"Awakening of Packing
town" Letter.
Speoial to The Journal
Princeton, N. J., June 9.Up-
ton Sinclair, author of "The
Jungle," today sent the following
telegram to Congressman John
Sharp Williams in Washington:
I request you to urge the dem
ocratic members of the committee
on agriculture to protect in my
right to a hearing upon the Bev
erige Mil."
meat inspection question this afternoon,
and adjourned to Monday morning,
when it hopes to perfect a substitute
for the Beveridge amendment and pre
pare a report to be submitted totije
house. From present indications the
ma-jority of the committee will stand
with Chairman Wadsworth against the
Beveridge amendment and favor of
such a bill as the packing interests
It also appears as if that bill would
be drawn by Judge Cowan of Texas,
who appeared before the committee to
day to argne in the interest of the cat
tle raisers of the southwest. He had
a copy of the Beveridge amendment in
hi$ hands while testifying, and it was
so filled with pencil marks, suggestive
of changes he wanted to make, that he
could scarcely figure his way thru it
He was asked by Chairman Wadsworth
to make a new dTaft of his ideas for
the use of the committee on Monday,
and this he agreed to do.
What Judge Cowan really wants can
be written in half a dozen lines. After
stating that meat "unfit for food"
shall be condemned, his bill will pro
vide that all inspection shall be under
the direction of the secretary of agri
culture, to whose discretion virtually all
details are to be left, the government
to pay the cost of it.
The Beveridge amendment, in addi
tion to condemning meats that are un
fit for food," condemns also those
which are "unsound and unwhole-
some." This last named phrase is
strenuously objected to by all the pack
ing interests, for the reason that much
meat that in the^ unmanufactured state
is "unsound and unwholesome" may,
by scientific treatment, be rendered "fit
for food."
Compromise on Expense.
It also looks as if a compromise would
be adopted covering the question of
paying for inspection. That compro
mise will, unless today's signs mis
carry, provide for the appropriation of
$1,000,000 or $1,500,000, to pay for in
spection during the next fiscal year,
thus saddling that cost on the govern
ment. There will be a proviso, how
ever, to the effect that if this sum
should prove insufficient, the secretary
of agriculture is authorized to fix in
spection fees and collect the same in
order to make up the deficit.
In this way the cattlemen, who seem
to control the committee, hope to report
something that can be passed by the
house. They argue that the only rea
son the president had for urging that
the cost be put upon the packers was
that there might be adequate inspec
tion, congress being likely to provide
an insufficient sum for that purpose.
The proviso above referred to is in
tended to meet the president's objec
The house committee held an execu
tive session late this afternoon, at
which the question of policy was con
sidered, and it was agreed that it was
highly necessary to pass a law that the
^president would approve. The country,
it was admitted, is following his lead,
and inspection legislation must there
fore be shaped with reference to his
views. This admission was made un
willingly, beause the exigencies of the
situation demanded it.
It has been reported to the house
committee that there will be a merry
By W. W. Jermane.
house agriculture committee
finished its hearings on the
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Famous Agriculturalist Who Rejects
Seat in United States Senate
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F. D. Coburn Refuses to Ac
cept Dictation asi Bur
ton's Successor.
Specia to Th
Kan June 9.F. D.
Coburn ha declined the United
States senatorship offered him
by Governor Hoch and the place has
been offered A. W Benson of Ottawa.
Mr. Coburn's principal reason for
declining the plaoe seemed to be his
reluctance to give up the work which
he has been doing as secretary of the
board of agriculture for thirteen
years. Asked for his reasons tonight,
he said:
"For eight years I have successively
evaded any duty which would require
me to go to the Copeland hotel and
hang around with_ the pojiticans. JSuch
work is absolutely foreign and repudi
ative to me. I am a party man and am
willing to do what I can for the party,
but I would be expected to be over
there tonight doing things- for the good
of the party and accepting the judg
ment of a lot of men whom I do not
know, but who believe I should do this
or that for the party's sake. I am too
old to begin to learn the political game
and I am not going into it. I am satis
fied where I -am, if the people will keep
me here."
Mortally Wounded, California Refugee
Refuses to Swear Out Complaint
Against "Pal."
Special to The Journal.
Dillon, Mont., June 9 S Yanderson
and Charles Kenandy, refugees from
San Jose, Cal., last night imbibed too
freely of whisky and in their hilarity
became engaged in a quarrel. Blows
followed and when Vanderson was get
ting the best of the fight he slipped
and fell to the floor. Kenandy quickly
drew a'large seizzors from his pocket
and before bystanders could interfere,
he stabbed Tanderson iust above the
left hip, the two blades penetrating five
The wounded man, thought to be dy
ing, is in a very serious condition, but
steadily refuses to swear to a complaint
against Kenandy, saying that the two
have been friends and chums for years,
and that he knows that his partner
would not have committed the crime
had he been sober.
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Truth Withheld While Rus
Solons Seek to
Avert Crisis.
Czar Retails Witte.
By Publishers' Press.
Chicago, June 10.A cablegram
to the Inter-Ocean from St. Peters
burg says:
It is rumored that Count Witte,
at the czar's request, is returning
in haste from abroad to resume the
premiership from which he retired
on M. Goremykin's appointment a
short time ago.
By Publishers' Press.
report that the ministry had
signed is at least premature.
Altho it is known that there is consid
erable friction among the members of
the cabinet as a result of the differences
of opinion as to the proper mode of
procedure in dealing with the douma,
none of tho members have as vet sigm
fled their intention of quitting. However,
a special cabinet meeting has been
summoiied for Monday at which the sit
uation will be thoroly canvassed and a
course of procedure determined on.
Regiment in Mutiny.
The dissatisfaction in the northern
provinces continues and the authorities
are unable to control the peasants. In
several instances severe clashes have
occurred resulting in numerous casual
ties, but the truth is withheld.
The Novotcherkassk regiment, lo
cated at Okhta, near St. Petersburg ,is
practically a state of open mutiny.
It was under orders to proceed to the
Baltic provinces, but the men refused
to go.
Shames Cabinet Members.
irade it clear to the nation that they
were not possessed of either a sense of
shame or a conscience. He declared
that even a peasant would scorn to re
main in office under like encumstances.
Other speakers talked along similar
lines and at times the confusion caused
by the efforts of the president to call
the delegates to order, made it lmpossir
ble to hear those who were talking.
Multimillionaire Receives Fee for Will
ing Service of Grand Jury and Is
Praised for Serving.
Now York Herald Speoial Service.
New York, June 9.William K. Van
derbilt, Jr., has won great praise by the
faithful manner in which he has per
formed grand jury duty this week. He
received today a check for $7.44, rep
resenting the amount in full due himians
for sitting three days in the Nassau
county courthouse at Mineola and
weighing the merits of scores of cases
from burglaries and assaults to murder.
Special Cable to The Journal.
Eome, June 9.When Archbishop
Farley presented Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Manning to the pope todav and men
tioned that they were automobiling
thru Italy, the pope, shaking his head,
said they indeed had need of God's
blessing. Then turning to them he
"May you have no collisions and no
accidents. God bless you, but go slow."
Edgar Hall Drowns at Min
netonka, Michael Kennedy
in the Mississippi.
WO Minneapolis boys were
drowned, yesterday, one at
Lake Minnetonka and the other
in the Mississippi river near Plymouth
avenue bridge. NThey were the first
fatalities of the bathing season,
Edgar Hall, 18 years old, son of J. H.
Hall, 3204 Clinton avenue, was drowned
while bathing at Excelsior, Lake Min
netonka, the afternoon. His body
was recovered a few minutes after the
accident and was brought to the city
late last night, Jp*
The young matt*^na4 attended the
picnic of the Bailway Clerks' associa
tion at Excelsior, an was bathing with
a party of friends.*** The chute being
the most popular diversion, Hall tried
it, but being unfamiliar with the
toboggan and not knowing the depth of
the water, he plunged to his death.
The toboggan descended the chute at
the usual speed and carried Hall out
into the deep water. He did not realize
his dangei until the light craft began
to sink. Then he screamed and sank
from sight.
Friends on shore immediately plunged
and swam out to rescue him, but he
did not rise to the surface as quickly
as usual with drowning persons. After
fifteen minutes had passed tho body
came to the surface, but life was ap
parently extinct. Physicians worked
over the body for several hours, but to
no avail.
Coroner J. M. Kistler was notified.
The body was turned over to the rela
tives after it was brought to the city.
Drowned in the Eiver.
As an instance of the temper of the,
people the session of the douma on Sat
urday was characteristic. The labor
delegate, M. Anakon, alengthy and
eloquent speech attacked the ministry
with such vehemence that he was called
to order frequently by the president,
but his sentiments were applauded to
the echo by the deputies present, who
cheered him time and again, especially
when he declared that the time had ar
rived when the members of th cabinet ^v, i
Michael Kennedy. 12-year-old son of
Timothy Kennedy, 1001 Third stTeet N,
was drowned nust as he stepped to the
river's edge to go swimming under the
Plymouth avenue bridge yesterday af
The boy went to the river -with sev
eral other boys. Doffing his clothing,
he ran to the water's edge Thinking it
was sol'd ground ho carelessly stepped
on a floating mass of old bark. He im
mediately sank froijr* sight under the
debris and was no$ seen aga|n. tho the
and the river was dragged until dark,
but the body was not found, The search
will be continued today.
Mysterious Explosion Ruins
One Tenement and
Shakes Others.
Speoial to The Journal.
Chicago, June 9.A terrific explo
sion tore one building asunder, dam
aged half a dozen others and en
dangered the lives of hundreds of Ital
today. Several were injured, none
seriously, however.
The wrecked building stood in the
heart of the Italian and Greek colony.
Fire broke out after the explosion and
within a few minutes nothing but a
smoldering pile remained. Other
buildings attacked by the flames were
saved from complete destruction by
the fire department.
Utmost mystery surrounds the cause
of the explosion and the only theory
advanced thus far is that an infernal
machine was placed in the building by
a rival of Frank Bartolotte, who kept
a produce store in the Structure. A
vendetta is said to be back of
^Vith the beef trust to the bad, we have an assorted lot of nionarchs^
By Publishers' Press.
By Publishers' Press.
Borne, June 10.Orders have
been issued last night to the au
thorities of all the Italian cities
to arrest the next forty-eight hours,
all known anarchists, who are to
be detained in custody until after
June 24, on which date the king
will lay the cornerstone of the new
mammoth Ancona cathedral.
It was reported early yesterday
that the trip contemplated by his
majesty had been abandoned be
cause of the discovery of several
anarchistic plots, and the arrest at
Ancona of certain anarchists and
the discovery of considerable anar
chistic literature showing an at
tempt was to be made to kill the
king. The king has therefore re
considered his plans. An order for
wholesale arrests was issued.
Attention is also to be directed
to the foreign anarchists, and all
foreigners found within the bor
ders of Italy are to be deported
unless they can show absolutely
that they are not affiliated with
any anarchistic set.
Ever since the attempt made on
the life of King Alfonso and Queen
Victoria the Italian authorities
have been very active in locating
all anarchists and the leaders of
-the "reds" are being continually
Many have been arrested on
technical charges and in several in
stances the offenders have been
railroaded to prison after perfunct
ory court proceedings.
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Thirteen Killed by Dyna-
miteGirls May Lose
By Publishers' Fress,
Lancaster, Pa., June 9.Thirteen
lives were lost by an explosion an the
dynamite factory of the G-. E. McAbee
company of Pittsburg at Pequea, this
county, this afternoon.
The victims reside in the neighbor
hodd of Pequea, Sonestoga Center and
Safe Harboi, and were employed by
contractors who built the new freight
road in southern Lancaster county for
the Pennsylvania railroad.
The company acquired large quanti
ties of high explosives to reduce the
high places along the Susquehanna
river, and to aid the work it had the
dynamite plant located on the scene.
The cause of the explosion will never
be known as the parties who might ex
plain it are among the dead.
All of the buildings of the plant were
destroyed, save one. in which a dozen
girls were employed, and that miracu
lously escaped.
The girls were unharmed, but all were
prostrated by the shock, and it is ex
pected several may go insane from their
experiences. The detonation was heard
for a distance of fifteen miles, but the
news was slow tb arrive here, as a
thunder storm wrecked the wires. For
yards every direction at the scene
of the explosion there are bodies mutil
ated so that they were unrecognizable.
Rome, June 10.The police late last night received information from the chief of the Paris
secret police to the effect that a plot agamst the life of the pope had been discovered in the
French capital and that three persons, two men and a woman, are now in Rome for that purpose.
According to the information, the trio were tD make the attempt today at St. Peter's, or a wiek
from today, just as the opportunity shall present.
Immediately upon receipt of the information the Rome police got busy and are searching
hotels and boarding-houses in the city for the Frenchmen and woman, of whom they have a good
They have notified the Vatican of this and every precaution is to be taken to prevent any per-
son not authorized .getting near the pontiff.
To Guard Whom Italian Police
Throwing all Anarchists
Into Prison.
Mains in Cincinnati Mys
teriously Dry on Day of
Oppressive Heat.
By Publishers' Press,
Cincinnati, June 9.With the ther
mometer registering above 90 the
shade, and a temperature tonight but a
shade milder than the scorching heat of
the day, Cincinnati is experiencing the
worst water famine in its entire his
tory. Suffering is widespread And al ing
most intolerable are the conditions in
some parts, especially in the higher
fashionable sections.
Business has been seriously affected
in practically all departments. The
streetcars of the city were for a con
siderable time at a standstill today
thru a lack of water at the powerhouse.
Indignation meetings have been held
and more have been called. There is
the gravest danger from fire.
Certain officials of the city claimed
tonight that the shortage was due to
the recent cutting of the great mam at
Eighth street and Eggleston avenue foi
repairs others that the valve had been
broken by those tampering with it and
that the water was in this manner shut
oft* from the hill tops to the east, and a
double supply whirled westward to
Price hill and North Fairmount.
Pjsrt 7.
United States Takes Initial
tive in International Safe
guard Movement.
Extirpation of Reds' Organ!*,
zations May Be Pan- I
American Subject.
Root Expected to Bring Ug
Matter at Rio Janeiro
Alphonso Approves Project
of Concerted Action
Against Assassins.
W Special to The Journal
bomb outrage in Madrid last
week, which came near tak
ing the lives of King Alfonso and hhj
bride, has again aroused the nations to
the necessity of cooperating in meas
ures for the extirpation of anarchism.
It is learned from a trustworthv soures
that the United States will probably
take the initiative a movement which,
if it is carried out, will elese the door
of every nation to prsons professing
anarchistic doctrm'es and enable the ex
tradition as common criminals of an
archists involved in the assassination
of or attempts upon the life of a rtden
That the question of anarchism is b
coming an international one is indi
cated by a dispatch from Madrid todarfj'
to the effect that King Alfonso, reply*.
at a reception hold at the palace a
the address of the presidents of th#j
senate and chamber of deputies, con**
gratulating their majesties on their e#i
cape from death, as a result of the
bomb explosion on May 31, announced!!
that he would strongly support inte*'
national action against anarchists.
President Interested. "l
It is said that Secretary Boot. afW
conference with President RooseveU
and with various members of the dip*!
lomatic corps in Washington, is coa*j
sidering the advisability of recommend*,
ing that authority be given the Pan*
American congress, which will assemble
next month in Rio Janeiro, to consider
measures for the suppression of an*
archism. Of course, the decision of the
United States will determine whethtl
the congress shall tak action.
Confidence is felt that the SoutH
American countries will readily ac
quiesce in the proposal. Anarchy find*
short shrift in South America, The maa,
with the bomb or the bullet faces sat
unpleasant alternativedeportation o*
incarceration. The bars are up, not ill
a single country, but thruout the entire
southern half of the western hemis
phere. All fhro South America the an
archist is the obiect of popular hatred
as well as of political repression. If' he
undertakes to disseminate his creed he
is promptly taken into custody .and re
leased only upon agreement to 'eave the
country. More than this, his kind is
prevented, as far as possible, from set
tling there.
Would Open Discussion.
Action by tho Pan-American congress
would undoubtedly be followed by an
exchange of views by Europe and the
Americas which would lead either to an
anti-anarchist conference or to an agree
ment under which all would act alone:
similar lines for the eradication of an
archism. One of the plans proposed
for the institution of an international
police surveillance, which "would eircn
late information regarding the move
ments of followers of anarchism among
the several governments for their guid
ance and action.
Europe has long appreeiat^fc^S? ne
cessity of united international action
for the extirpation of anarchism, but
because of the absence of constitutional
or statutory authorization and of labor
conditions in the United States, the i
Washington government has consistent* i
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