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?4'V ' '- & - j-s:- -w ; jtst'Tx- is V" '&&i9 r cc THE WASHINGTON HpEAlto. FRIDAY, JANUARY 23. ,1914. ?- 1W3r-,iJ3E?2'JS! AYfl-ALIEN BILL HEAHKOPPED House Committee Fears Com plications Might Arise ' with Japan. LACK OF UNDERSTANDING "Gentlemen's Agreement" and Cli-, fornia Land Law Are Issues In vohred Causing Alarm. Hearings on the pending Immigration bill, a feature of which Is a provision which would exclude Japanese from ad mission to the United States, were sud l denly called off by the House Committee on Immigration yesterday Just as they were about to begin. Fear of complications with Japan over the measure was said to be the reason for the action of the committee, which followed an hour and a half of discussion behind closed doors, and the receipt of a communication from the Department of State. In which the effect the pending measure would have on existing- treaties and agreements was thoroughly dis cussed. It was announced that the com mittee wil give further consideration to the matter next Thursday, and that Sec retary of State Bryan probably will be Invited in the meantime to give his opin ion of the pending bllL Lack of Understanding. The action of the committee developed, however, an apparent lack of understand ing between the House members and the White House and State Department. It Is understood that one of the reasons tJfcy the committee yesterday dismissed the waiting speakers on the measure was the statement made in the Jananese Parliament "Wednesday that Japan recog nizee: we necessity of considering "some other way- or settling the California con troversy, the replies of the United States to the Japanese protests having proved unsatisfactory. Yet referring to this same statement. Secretary of State Bryan said yesterday that he understood precisely what the Japanese minister or foreign affairs rercrred to by his phrase "some other way," and that having been informed in advance of what was to be announced In the Japanese Parliament, the ministerial statements caused him ab solutely no anxiety. This statement by Mr. Brjan was re garded as removing all ground for anxiety oer the Japanese government's, an nouncement with reference to the Cali fornia controversy, and the committee's fears on this point seemed without basis in fact The pending bill provides for the ex clusion of all aliens not eligible to citizen ship by naturalization. This would ex clude all Japanese, with the exception of the exempted classes, such as students, merchants, and travelers. There Is no doubt of this sweeping disbarment of Japanese proving objectionable td"Japan, as It Is based on the same principle and precisely the language employed in the California alien land law. already a sub ject of controversy. Present rian Satisfactory. The present arrangement, by which the privilege of keepipg Japanese emigration to the United States down to a minimum is entrusted to Japan, Is satisfactory to tha government, as It Is a concession to her authority and dignity, whereas wholesale exclusion , of Japanese on the soasis of their racrartneirgibmtyto Amer ican citizenship, would raise questions of the equality of the Japanese and of Japan's national honor and prestige. While Mr. Bryan has not yet officially expressed himself to the committee with regard to the new immigration bill. It Is understood that the State Department would consider the outlook for continued cordial relations with Japan much brighter if the measure were amended. The amendment which would meet with the most favor among those who have studied these matters from the stand point of the diplomatic branch of the government, would be one which would leave the existing "gentlemen's agree ment" for the restriction of Japanese Immigration undisturbed by the new pro posed legislation. The Burnett-Dillingham immigration DM. vetoed last year by President Taft because or the "literacy test," provided that no part of the act relating to the exclusion or Asiatics should be so ap plied as to conflict with any existing treaties or agreements with other na tions. This provision preserved Intact the "gentlemen's agreement" with the Japanese government tor the restriction ot emigration to the United States. Some surprise was expressed here at the action or the committee yesterday because It had been assumed that the California members responsible tor the Make Yoir Meals Afraid off Yoi Don't Be Afraid of Pood. 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No matter where you live, Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will be found even in the smallest drug store, although It be only a cross roads druggist This popularity is based solely upon the reputation, proof and testimonial excel lence of these tablets In every part of our land. Go to your druggist today and buy a box. Price. BO cents. J LOANS See HORNING W. K. Coraer Math mad D Streets. Iawspn.caracter of ths clause exclud- in' mm .jaaaaeae asm wuw amu " familiar with the fact that enactment of t their but into law wouia mvaiiaaxe ine nmtlf-asa'a .agreement" . unless Its Preservation-were apedflcaHy provided for. The bill was framed more than a month 'ago, ana it naa Deen expeciea that the committee would insist upon the drastic portion affecting the Japanese, re mslninr In the measure. Discussing tno status of the contro versy" with Japan over the California alien land law. Mr. Bryan said yesterday ht he was hopeful for a speedy settle ment. It was admitted, both at the. White House and the State Depart ment, that, since th last Japanese, pro- teat was receivea. Becreiaxy nryan ana Ambassador Cblnda hare discussed the possibilities of 'reaching a settlement by some ouier means loan was ai nm. &i tempted In the exchange of notes. Engagement la Announced. Sneiil ta Tf uhisstoa Herald, . -. t... .w xr- ... if. ttRnrauntf va., ,mi. f -ui. bhu .uib. William C. Marshall announce the en gagement ot their daughter, Sarah Robb Tyler, to Mr. David M. Waxen, of White Hall Farm, Warrenton. No date has been set for the wedding. makespublTc MEXICO POLICY CO.VrtNOED FROM TAGB ONE. tlon In -virtue of the treaties and on other grounds, in these regions, and as those Provinces, coterminous with our territories and havintr a special relation to this empire, naturally differ from the rest of China, wo have not rauea to make suitable declarations from time to time as necessity arose with a lew to Insure our special position." Janan regards It as a source of gratl ficatlon that the number of Japanese residents In China and their economic interests are increasing. JAPANESE BESTDENTS GUARANTEED PROTECTION Chihuahua City. Mexico, Jan. Si Japanese residents of the state of Chi huahua have bjen guaranteed protection for themselves and property by Gen. Manuel Chao. recently appointed military governor ot Chihuahua. They have given up their intention ot leaving Chihuahua to take reruge in the united States. Shotoku Baba. representative or the Japanese government who was sent here by the Emperor to investigate conditions in Mexico relative to Japanese residents of that country, returned to Juarez to day, whence he will report the result of his conference with Gov. Gen. Chao. who has assured the representative of the Emperor that the Japanese will be given the full benefit of the "most favored nation" clause In the international treaty. Embargo on Anna Remains. Secretary of State Bryan yesterday de nied that at a conference between him and the President Wednesday It had been decided that the embargo on arms should be lifted for the benefit of the revolu tionists in Northern-Mexico. Acording to State Department advices and statements made at the White House yesterday, the Mexican situation remains absolutely unchanged. Secretary of War Garrison has Instruct ed Gen. Bliss, commanding the American troops on the Mexican border, to notify the leaders of the federal and constitu tionalists forces that Otto Winter, Amer ican manager of a ranch near Neuvo Laredo, must be protected. It Is said that federals have been molesting the property of which he Is manager. Constitutionalist agents here yesterday said they had received news ot a revo lutionist victory over federals In the state of Colima, PLAN TO HONOR HERO. Vote of Thanks and Medal Proposed for Kroonland's Captain. The early report of a bill thanking and commending Capt PaulH. Kriebohn, of the steamship Kroonland, who recently rescued eighty-nine passengers from the burning steamship Voltumo was urged upon the House Committee on Merchant Marine yesterday by Representative Broadbeck. of Pcnns j lvania. Mr. Broadbeck told the committee there were steamers of twelve nations about the burning Volturao, and that all na tions represented, except the United States, have already recognized the brav ery ot the men on the rescue ship. He proposed to give Capt Kreibohm the thanks ot Congress and a gold medal or watch and also to reward the crew of the Kroonland. The Merchant Marine Committee appointed a subcommittee to consider the Broadbeck bill and Its fa vorable report Is expected. The House Committee on Naval Af fairs agreed to include In the naval ap propriation bill an item of 60,000 to enlarge the torpedo station at Newport It I., and -double Its output of torpedos. An item of $1,000,000 was provided for the manufacture ot the torpedos. The amount allowed last year was J750.000. A saving ot 30 per cent over the average contract price, has been effected since the government began making torpedos. A proposal to split the Interstate Com merce Commission Into two parts so as to enable It to dispose or the business before it more expeditiously was placed before President Wilson by Representa tive Jefferson Levy, of New York. Mr. Levy believes the dockets of the com mission soon will be so crowded that years will elapse before decisions are reached in Important cases. President Wilson took the proposal under advise ment In a brief filed with the House Com mittee on PostofSces Representative Tredway. of Massachusetts, shows that the 3,000 rural letter carriers in the service of the government receive an average net salary of J321 While the average salary is J1.009 the average cost of the maintenance or equipment is KS. Representative Tredway contends that rural carriers are entitled to compensa tion as carriers .or the third class. Representative L L. Lenroot ot "Wis consin, House leader of the La FoIIette Republican group. Is reported to be a candidate for Republican nomination for -the Speakership in the event of party success at me pons in ovemoer. Strong support was given bills creating a retired list for volunteer army, navy and marine corps officers who served during the civil war by Alfred B. Beers, ot Bridgeport Conn.: MaJ. Leo Rassleur, of St Louis, and. Cot Charles R. E. Koch, or Chicago, during the hearing before the Senate Military Affairs Com mittee. Tbocommlttee will hold further hearings. John Skelton Williams asked Congress to allow the Treasury Department 88,500 to arrange quarters for the new Federal reserve board In the Treasury Building. The Senate' Committee on Foreign Re lations referred the nomination of Daniel F. Mooney. ot St Marys, Ohio.. as Minis ter to Paraguay, to a subcommittee to investigate and report - I 'I' Under the Capitol Dome. TRUST PROGRAM HAS BEEN BEGUN CONTINUED VltOJt PAGE ONE. retary at JT.GOO and an assistant secretary at HMO are proviaepior. Mnese iwu inu confidential clerk for each -member of the commission, are the only officers or employes of the commission not under the civil service. Provides f 1,000 Fine n Day. Ration 3 of the bill requires that "all corporations engaged in commerce among the several Biaies or wuu iurcii. na tions, excepting common carriers" shall from time to time furnish the commission with such Information concerning their operatlons, organization, connections, and books as the commission may require. A Density of not more than H.O0O per day Is prescribed for failure to furnish such information. whlcH the commission may make nubile as It sees fit The District courts are given Jurisdiction to enforce this as well as other provlsons of the bllL . Uncr section 6 the commission Is cm powered to require by subpoena the at tendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books, contracts, agree ments, &c Witnesses aro not to be excused from testifying on the ground that such testi mony or documents as the commission mar require would Incriminate. "But no natural person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter, or thing concern ing which he may testify under oath or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before said commission, in obedience to a subpoena Issued by it ln-a proceeding Instituted other than upon his own initiative: provided that no person so, testifying shall bo ex empt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed Jn so testifying. A fine ot not more than $1,000 or Im prisonment for not more than one year. or both, is fixed as the penalty tor perjury. I'oirers of Commission. Sections 8 and 9 define the real pow ers or the commission in supplement ing decrees ot courts or otherwise aid ing In the enforcement or the Sher man law and amendments. The com mission Is authorized to prescribe the manner In which complaints may be made to It or to Institute Investiga tions ot corporations upon Its own In itiative, "to determine whether or not any corporation subject to the provi sions ot this act was organized or has established such relations with other Individuals or corporations or Is con ducting its business In whole or In part in violation" of the Sherman act ana amendments. Section 8 ocntinues: "If the commission shall find any such violation, the matter shall be sub mitted by It to the Attorney General, to the end that said violation be pro ceeded against prosecuted, and termi nated In accordance" with the law. Upon the request of the Attorney General or any corporation affected, the commission may make such an in vestigation, "and in oase the commis sion shall find such a violation. It shall make a finding, fully stating the same and nrescriblng the actx. transactions. and readjustments necessary in oraer that said corporation may thereafter comply with the terms of said act and the amendments thereof as aforesaid, and shall transmit the copy ot the said findings as aforesaid to the Attorney General, as advisory to the Attorney General. In terminating, by agreement with the corporation affected or by suit as provided In said act aforesaid, the said unlawtul conduct or condi tions." Dors Not Affect Sherman I.avr. The original Newiands bill, touching this point, provided "and shall transmit a copy of the said finding in full to such corporation. If within sixty days after transmlttlnc said finding, or such exten slon thereof as shall be given by the commission, the corporation nhall not have compiled with the terms of the find ing, and shall not have performed the acts prescribed as necessary to make it comply with the said acts or with this act the commission shall report the fact of non-compliance to tho Attorney Gen eral, together with a copy of such find ing, for his action under the said acts or this act But the commission may. If It deems it proper, report the facts to the Attorney General without calling upon such corporations for compliance with said acts or with this act" The bill concludes with a paragraph providing that nothing in the act shall be construed as Interfering with the At torney General In enforcing the anti-trust law. Interlocking Directorate BUI. Section 1 of the bill prohibiting Inter locking directorates provides that after a period of two years from the enactment of the bill, no person engaged as an In dividual, member ot a partnership, or as director or officer of a corporation en gaged In the manufacture or sale "of railroad cars or locomotives, railroad rails or structural steel, or mining or selling coal, or the conduct ot a bank or trust company, shall act as a director or other officer or employe or any railroad or other public service corporation which conducts an Interstate business. Section 2 prohibits an officer, director. or employe of a. bank operating under the new Federal reserve act from serving as an officer, director, or employe of another bank operating under the act. It also renders Ineligible to membership as a director of any bank operating under the Federal reserve act any private banker or person who is a director in a bank or trust company not operating under the reserve act The two-jear limit ap plies to this and other sections ot the bllL Section i provides1 that the existence or a common director or directors be tween potential competitors engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, "shall constitute a combination between the said corporations In restraint of Inter state or foreign commerce," and subject to penalties provided by the Sherman anti-trust law. For violation of sections 1 and 3 of the act a penalty ot 1100 for each day the violation continues, or Im prisonment tor not more than one J ear, or both. Is prescribed. rersonal Gnllt" rrovlvton. An Important section of the bill to make clearer the definition of unlawful mo nopoly and restraint ot trade the section prohibiting holding companies will be added to the bill later. This bill con tains the "personal guilt" section, which reads as follows: "That whenever a corporation slial be guilty of the violation of any of tho provisions or thisuict the offense shall bo deemed to be also that of the Individual directors, officers, and agents of such corporation authorizing, ordering, or do ing any of such prohibited acts, and upon conviction thereof they shall be deemed guilty ot a misdemeanor and punished as provided in the preceding Bectlon." A penalty or not more tnan xj,wl or Im prisonment for not more than one car, or both, is provided. The bill defines the words "combination in the form of trust or otherwise," and conspiracy In restraint ot trade or com merce" and "monopolize." The bill spe cifically forbids the following combina tions: To create or carry out restrictions In trade, or to acqulro a monopoly In any Interstate trade, business or commerce; to limit or reduce the production or In crease of merchandise or ot any- com modity; to prevent competition In the I manufacturing, making, transporting, "of merchandise, T tty; to make'an produce, or any rommnWiy; agreement arrangement or understand. Ing. directly or Indirectly, to prevent tha tree and unrestricted competition In the sale, production 'or transportation of commodities. s Proalb;ts 'Cat.taroat" Taetles. The remaining bill contains three Im portant features. ,It prohibits "cut throat competition" through undersell ing in selected localities by prohibiting the sale of a commodity in, one locality at a lower price than In another, or at different prices to buyers In the same locality, due allowance having been made for difference in the cost of transporta tion from the point of manufacture to the point ot distribution or consumption. It does not restrict tha selection ot cus tomers except in the case of a mine en gaged In selling' Its product In Interstate or foreign commerce, when the prospec tive purchaser Is a responsible person, firm or corporation. Another section prohibits a manufac turer from fixing prices or giving re bates to customers on condition thai such customers do not deal in Ilk goods from another manufacturer or distributer. The last two sections of this bill look to the relief of persons, firms, or corporations that have been Injured by violations of the anti-trust laws. One of these sections permits an injured party to take advantage of proofs es tablished by the government ss to the character of any unlawful combination In the suit against such corporation to recover damages under the Sherman law. nellef for Injured. This provides that whenever. In a civil or criminal suit brought on be half of the government under the act a decree shall have been rendered against the defendant "the existence of such Illegal contract combination, or conspiracy to monopolize, shall, to the full extent to which such Judgment or decree would constitute in any other proceeding an estoppel as between the government and such person, consti tute as against such defendant con clusive evidence ot the same facts and be conclusive as to tho same issues ot law In favor of any other party In any other proceeding brought under or in volving the provisions of this act "In all cases where any person who shall have been Injured In his business or property by any person or corporation by reason ot anything forbidden or de clared to bo unlawful under the pro visions of the act and who at the time or previous to the institution of any such suit by the United States as aforesaid has a cause of action against any defendant In a suit wherein a decree or Judgment has been obtained as aforesaid, the statutes of limitations applicable to such cases shall be sus pended during the pendency ot such suit and shall not again become operative until after the dato ot the final decree or Judgment In such cases." The final action or this bill allons an injunction to private persons or firms aonlnst threatened loss or damage due to a violation ot the Sherman act upon a showing that the threatened danger miy work Irreparable loss, but the peti tioner tor the injunction must give bond "against damages for an injunction lm providently granted." WOULD PH0TECT P0U1TEY. Representative? Dlfenderfer Author ises 1, C C. to Inspect Shipments. The protecting wing of the l'ederal gov ernment is ta be extended over every chicken, duck, goose and turkey shipped into the District or sent in Interstate commerce, if a bill offered yesterday by Representative Dlfenderfer, of Pennsyl vania, becomes a law. It authorizes the Interstate Commerce Commission to see that food and drink are supplied to all poultry In shipment within twenty-four hours or the time they are crated. At four-hour Intervals In spection must be made to remove the dead and separate the sick from the healthy poultry. HELD AS WHrrE-SLAVEBjB' TTEAP -VI an In San Francisco A censed of Importing European Women. San Francisco. Jan. S. Emlle G. Ducoln. said to be the leader ot a white slave ring that has operated in San Fran cisco for the last two years, was arrested here today In his home. The police re fused to permit him to ride to Jail In his automobile. He was booked on two charges of white slavery and spent the night In a cell. , Ducoln Is said to havd amassed a for tune ot JoOO.OO in a short time. According to the police he openly boasted that he jras enjoying police protection, and defied arrest Ducoln Is alleged to have traded extensively In Europeon women of the underworld, preventing their deportation by marrying them to impecunious men who willingly sold their names to the women tor J100. DEMENTED, HE KILLS OFFICIAL. Emigrant, W living nevolver, Cre ate Panic on Ship. New York. Jan. 2. The story or how a demented steerage passenger hell a ship in panic was told here today upon the arrival or the steamer Berlin from Southern Europe. On board the Berlin. In lroni was Antonio Cupertino, who had shot and killed Dr. Giannonl Arrlgo. Italian rojal commissioner ot Immirra- tion. Just as the ship was entering the harbor at Gibraltar on January II. Cupertino, who is said to bo suffering from epileptic dementia, will be deponed. He is accompanied by his twclve-ytar-old son. On the morning of January IS Cupertino became violent, and ran among the other steerage passengers waving a rcvofver auoic nis ueaa. ah ran out oi mo suer age compartment In terror, leaving Cu pertino alone. Dr. Arrlgo tried to parley with the Ce mented man, but the latter refused; to give up his weapon. The crew turted a fire hose upon Cupertino, but still tha man remained defiant Finally, he de manded to see the captain. "I am the captain." said Dr. Arrito. "Lay down your revolver and I win talk to )ou." I Cupertino laid the weapon on a telle and walked to a port hole. He tuned Just In time to see Dr. Arrlgo reachhg for the weapon and in the strugfle which followed the passenger got pes sesslon of the revolver. Knocking Er. Arrlgo down, the demented man emptfcd the reolvcr Into the prostrate offtcla"a body. t FOURTEEN RESCUED IN GALE Boston, Jan. 22. A dispatch today frtm Bermuda said that Capt p. H. Carlluc and thirteen men, the crew of the flje masted schooner Prescott Palmer, list Jcnuarj" 12 In the terrific gale that da widespread damage to snipping, had Dn landed there bj- a schooner which res cued them from their sinking vessel, f COAL -AT- LOWEST PRICES WASH B. WILLIAMS 20iYl4U.SL IsrAliM . selling, or purcnaslag ALASKAN BILL STIRS UP STRIFE Senator Williams in Clash vith Chamberlain Over Railroads. DECRIES EXTRAVAGANCE Mistluippian Declares Democrats Are Supporting Dangerous Popu- Iistic Doctrine. The subject of government ownership and oceration of railroads In connection with the consideration of the Alaska railroad bill as again debated In the Senate yesterday. Senator John Sharp Williams, ot Mississippi, denounced the bill as uh-Democratic and charged that Democratic Senators now supporting it had embraced the doctrines ot the Popu list party twenty years ago. Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, In charge of. the MIL replied sharply to Senator Williams. declaring It came with very Poor grace from the Senator from Mississippi to con demn tho measure In view of the fact that the government had appropriated large sums of money for improving the lower Mississippi River In order to aid navigation and afford transportation facilities to meet the competition of rail roads. It was expected there wouldbe a vote on the bill before adjournment yesterday, but at t o'clock It looked as If the debate on government ownership had only fairly started and Senator Chamberlain asked the Senate to take a recess until noon today. Instead of adjourning, thus pro longing the legislative day and preserving the rule adopted by which the vote was to have been taken before the close of the legislative day. January Makes Spirited Attack. Senator John Sharp Williams made a spirited attack on the bill. He said It was a proposal to expend 840,000,000 to build a railroad for the accommodation or hair a million people. Several Sena tors; Interrupted Mr. Williams to tell him that there were only 35,000 people In Alaska, but Mr. Williams replied that ho was counting Esqulmo. Russians, and giving tile highest possible estimate to the population. He said the sura was stupendous. It amounted to tour-fifths of the annual return from the Income tax. "The Democratic platform at Baltimore pledged this administration to economy." said Senator Williams. "Now that you have started on this experiment ot gov ernment ownership, where do you expect to stop? You propose to issue bonds, and In that way try to cover up what jou are doing. You propose to tax posterity on the theory that posterity never did any thing for ou. so you will do nothing for posterity. You want to be able to gu back homo and say to your people that this is not costing the government a cent If you are going to go Into the business of building and operating rail roads, let's face the question honestly. My State of Mississippi can use C00. 000.000 to build needed railroads." Senator Chamberlain interrupted at this point to say that In tho early history of Mississippi the government by land grants had built 440 miles of railroad for the State. "Where are jou going to stop," said Mr. Williams, resuming his speech, "once jou have started in tho work of putting the government in private business? You could come in here with a resolution de claring that the sailors In our navy need clothes, and therefore as a matter of economy the government ought to build sweat-shops. Thero are Democrats here who twenty years ago were fighting Populists who advocated these very doc trines. We fought and whipped them to a standstill In Mississippi, and jet you Democrats are preparing here to vote to do the same thing that they wanted to do. Supporting Dangerous Doctrine. "You are putting forward a dangerous doctrine. You want to turn this govern ment over to State socialism on the theory that the gcvernment can manage business better than prhate enterprise. The government built a cable In Alaska a few J ears ago at a cost ot tl.0$0.000. In six J ears, if I am correctly advised, . that slAss cable has paid for Itself on the bust; Get Busy With Your Telephone When you want to get your work cleaned up and those "hanging fire" matters disposed of, get busy with your telephone. With your work in front of you on your desk and yourself face to face with your telephone, you can accom plish things. In a few minutes you can dispose of what would amount to two hours' work if handled by correspon dence. Don't leave your work unfinished when you leave your office. Use the telephone freely and "clean up." THE CHESAPEAKE AND POTOMAC TELEPHONE COMPANY ; ; x Trr: Lv. carried on between Seattle aad Alaska andjias yielded a surplus of H.m It exacted a toll of Sf .cents a word for transmitting a wires age, from Seattle a ASaka. whUe'.R costs only ' cents a wordto sesd over private cable- from Seattle to London." Mr, Williams declared that if any private company had charged such ex traordinary tolls there would have been a terrible howl and a Congressional investigation. "XDIDZK 0A1TG" CHAB6E FAILS. Three Acquitted of Causing Death of Maryland Girl. Philadelphia. Pa., Jan. zZ-Xayj Sim mons, trained nurse. Dr. Robert C Sim mons, and Harry Lelptxner,. proprietor of a rooming house In Arch street were acquitted this afternoon under Instruc tions of the Judge to the Jury of bain Implicated in the operation which caused me aeatn last August ot Miss Meridlth Ann Dukes, of Selbyville; Md. The case attracted wide attention at the time, as It was alleged that a race suicide gang was In operation in this city. O'SHAUGHNESSY ROBS HUERTA Of A VICTIM Smuggles Former Cabinet Member, Condemned to Death, Out of Mexico Gty. BISCUIT COMPANY WITHDRAWS Mexico City. Mexico. Jan. 22. Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the American charge d'affaires, todsy saved the lite or George Vera EtsanoL once a member ot President Huerta's cabinet, and also a minister In the Madera admnlistra tton. Estanol had been secretly sen tenced to death tor sedition. Obtaining a private car before day light Mr. O'Shaughnessy managed to smuggle Estanol aboard It The fugi tive was placed under the special care of Louis Dantln. an agent of the cm- ruassj. The Mexican statesman, who is very wealthy, was taken to Vera Cruz, where he expected to board a shin for New VftrU tVunln. kv.l.riiMlt. 1.& IIihi. Il. arms about 0Shaughnessys neck, dc-1 daring that he owed his lite to the Amer- lean representative. Candldo Agullar's rebels, who lately op- Ing Puerto Mexico, the eastern terminus ot the Tehuantepec Railway. The Zapa dores regiment was rushed rrom here this morning to give them battle. A dispatch from Torreon announces tf victory over Villa's advance guard near Asunsolo. The National Biscuit Company has an nounced its withdrawal from business In Mexico, giving as Its reason the fact that Great Britain is in perfect accord with the policy of the Washington gov- j eminent the latter having agreed to take active measures quickly. It Is added that by the time fresh shipments of goods could arrive all communication would be cut "SAHTA CLAUS" GIEL ELATED. Admiral Dewey nnd Speaker Clark Indorse Her Proposed BUI. Miss Olive May Wilson, the "Santa Claus girl." ot Philadelphia, secured two Important Indorsements to her proposed Congressional bill granting the franking privilege ot the malls for the distribution of presents to poor children at Christmas. These were letters from Admiral George Dewey and Speaker Champ Clark. Speaker Clark said: "Your plan is a verj good one. It might be the means of doing a great deal of good." "Very worthj- and deserving or great considera tion," was the comment or Admiral Dewey. Miss Wilson -was much elated over these Indorsements. She intends seeing Post master General Burleson and Secretary ot State Bryan today. KILLS BANDIT; WILL DIE. Special Oincer In Itevorrer Duel vrlth Highwaymen. Sprdi to The N asliinctoD Hnul Ocala. Fla., Jan. 22. In a revolver duel at Wildwood. thirty miles south or here, James Lane, a special officer ot the Seaboard Air Line, shot and killed John Redman, a highwayman. Lane was mortally wounded. H UTTMa I! II ' ' .1- cma Jj A H02JIW B cr riNDEL'S NOMINATION FAVORABLY RtTOflTJ A Fear Expressed that CoafiraatioB Will Lead to EmbarraMaeats with Russia. MIGHT REACH SENATE -TODAY The Senate Committee on Forelga .Re lations favorably reported tho nomination of Henry 'M. PlndeU. ot Illinois, yester day as Ambassador to Russia. The sub committee earlier In tho day bad reported the nomination to the full committee. In the course of the discussion ores the nomination the fact was disclosed that Mr. PlndeU In conversation with some of the members of the committee bad told them that he had no intention of remaining loag In the diplomatic serv ice. This seems to corroborate the story of the arrangement under which Plndell was nominated, namely, that be was to remain at the Russian post for a year to afford him an opportunity of twelve months of European travel, and that he was to return to the United States and relinquish the post " Another Interesting disclosure was that Mr. Plndell had stated that the letter written to him by Senator James Hamil ton Lewis was a more remarkable docu ment than the one published in the news papers, which purported to have been written by Senator Lewis, but which the Senator denounced asj a forgery. There was a. feellnr In tha committee that so far tte LewU Incident was concerned. Jir. xuoueii couiu nui m uu iu &uswc. but there was concurrence In the opinion that the letters written by him to Con gressman Stone, of the Peoria district concerning the appointments of post masters were to be condemned. Senator Root and Senator Lodge ex pressed the fear that the confirmation of Ambassador Plndell might lead to em barrassing circumstances In our relations with the Russian government The nomination will be reported to the Senate at the first executive session, probably today, and while there will be a toll disclosure or the tacts that have lmnelled the members ot the committee to hold nn the nomination tor several weeks. It Is expected it will be confirmed without undue delay. BETRAYED GIRL; WED M0THEE. j Htgglna Accused by Relatives of His Slain Wife. Galesburg. IIL. Jan. 22. Betrayal Ql Julia Flake, fifteen-year-old author of the "come over and kill mother" let ters, was one reason why Robert Hlg gins married Mrs. Flake, mother of the girl, whose murder Is charged against him, according to letters produced today by relatives or the slain woman. The new letters were produced by a sister ot the murdered wire after Illgglns repudiated his confession that he and the fifteen-year-old girl conspired and killed the wife and mother because they loved each other. Soon after Hlgglns married Mrs. Flake the girl wrote to her aunt: "Illgglns says he would not have mar ried mama If it hadn't been tor me. Ma said "Why didn't you wait and marry Julia?" He said. 'She wouldn't have me " Albert Illgglns. father of the man ac cused ot murdering his wire, today said that In addition to spending his wholi fortune to save his son from the gallows te will "do everything he can to protect j una naze. r "It's a shame the way that poor girl has been treated." said HIggins. sr. "J don't believe she ever did a wrong acl ' ln her life- she ls the vtim of the same plot that has snared my son." VIOLINIST AGAIN IN TOLLS. Gregor Skelnlk Joins -'Alimony Club" In Gotham Jail. New York. Jan. 22. Gregor Skelnlk. th violinist again has been lodged In Lud low street Jail for non payment of all nony to Clara Skelnlk. She Is suing hlir for separation and has received an order for unpaid alimony of 1262. Skelnlk was arrested last year upon t charge of not pajlng his alimony. After a short time he was released on bond and went to Chicago, where he was con cert master ot the Chicago Opera Com pany. Cancer yearly kills 25,000 persons In tht United States. W -i i i 1 31 -fc'-iitS ,&-,' fArf& f'f-f t. - -y- ., ji?w -v