OCR Interpretation


Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, February 18, 1909, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1909-02-18/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

* *
THE EVENING STAR ? . ^ x
WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION.
Bumboos Offlce, lltk St. and PeBnoylToni* Atobuo. I ^ tllCf
European Oftce: E Repent St.. London. EnplnnA nL | fl r|H Bp fl | R/ BBS B B fl 9 B #\ fl I
Now York Offico: Tribune Buildior W VB | i JP W fl fl fl fl fl H S H i B ^ B fl I ' fl fl
Ckicago Office; Firot National -?>"d:liag. 0 ^ tonight
y'j^3:f'r3;^rHr'"? " ""' : | southeasterly winds.
fS:gg?_ No. 17.678. WASHINGTON, D. O., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1909-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. | j
taws BOOM AT SEA!
j
I
*
Arnold's Squadron Salutes
Homecoming Fleet.
I
MEETING A JOYFUL ONE
i
I
4
Sailors Aboard World-Girdlers Hungry
for News.
TWENTY BATTLESHIPS IN LINE j
Expected They Will Be at the Capes
Late Saturday Night?Wireless
From Connecticut.
I*. S S. IjOUISIANA, via V. S. S. Con- j
neeticut and by Wireless to the Navy |
Yard, Bos-ton, February 18.?A part of the I
third squadron, under Fi^ar Admiral Ar- I
nold, joined the fleet Wednesday at noon,
J*80 miles east of Cape Henry. The Maine, j
the New Hampshire, the Idaho, the Mis- ;
t-i.-sippi and the Salem now form the right
flank of the fleet, under Arnold.
Admiral Sperry, with the lirst squadron,
is 011 the right, and Sehroder, with the
second squadron, on the left. The fleet
today approaching the American coast
consists of twenty buttlesnips and one
stout cruiser, in command of tive rear
admirals.
Tin officers of the fleet were much interested.
iii the new military masts with
which the Idaho and the Mississippi,
under Rear Admiral Arnold, are equipped.
They also showed much interest in the
appearance of the third squadron when it
arrived yesterday, as all of Arnold's ships
were in the new war color. The first and
second squadrons are still painted white.
Tlie sea today is smooth, with a southwest
breeze. The ships are making ten
and one-half knots, and will reach their
southern drill grounds probably Sunday
morning.
Saluted With Thirteen Guns.
NEW YORK, February 18.?The united
wireless operator at Manhattan Beach
picked up a message relating to the meeting
of the returning fleet and the third
squadron early this morning. It stated [
that the smoke of the -welcoming ships !
was just sighted by the fleet at 10 o'clock j
yesterday morning on the starboard bow.
The third squadron came on formation
line abreast at one mile distant. The
meeting took place at noon.
Arnold's flagship, the Maine, gave Admiral
Sperry a salute of thirteen guns
and the tlag was dipped. Sperry returned
the third squadron commander s greeting
in a similar manner.
At Arnold's order the third squadron
t: en executed a right flank turn and the
sidps took up their position sixty yards
on the starboard hand of the first squadion.
Arnold now second in command, is
flying the red tiag from liis ship. Under
im are the Maine, the New Hampsiiire.
1 e Idaho, the Mississippi and the Salem,
which form the right flank. ,
Having allowed ?the third squadron to
take up its position, the tieet proceeded .
in ,i northwest course. The sea was J
rather choppy, owing to a southwesterly
lu eeze.
Men Hungry for News.
The meeting of the fleet and squad*
*> ? - ??%?-. W Q < t-, ic calHhm conn
I J I ? na V?UVI1 a v* ii v a ^ 10 m luuui ? j
on the high spas. The home-coming !
1?1 uejackets watched those sent out to
greet them with great interest. The ,
skeleton masts appeared strange to the j
men who ha\e been around the world, j
and who looked them over with critical
eyes. The Maine received an en- ;
thusiastie welcome from the fleet, to
which she was attached during the ;
first part of the trip. Such was the
greeting j^nd later procedure of the
ships according to messages picked up
by wireless operators during the night.
One sentence of a message expressed
the feelings of the men who have oeen
away from home now well over a year:
'Fleet hungry for news and will appreciate
bulletin."
From the*last dispatch received it is
probable tiiat the fleet will be off the
capes late Saturday night and be well
prepared fur its welcome on Monday.
Sunday is evidently to be spent in I
maneuvers.
Rear Admiral Pillsbury. thief of the
bureau ui navigation. Navy Department,
this morning reer ived a wireless message
1 torn Hear Admiral Sperry, commanding
the Atlantic fl?-et. via the Fire Island
s'atioi.. as follow-:
".Maine. New Hampshire, Idaho. Mississippi,
SSaN m joined fleet noon today.
Fleet's position s p m? north. 07-77
west."
Because of his recent indisposition Ad- |
mil al Dcwev lias been compelled to de- j
ine the I'resldent s invitation to accompany
htm to Hampton roads to wit-'
I -s the revle-.v of the battleship IP el
Admiral Sp? rrv has accepted an ir.vitat
on to attend u dinner of tin Navv
I.< ague, to be held February 22. at Fort
Monroe. Va. The admiral's acceptance
wis embodied in a wireless message revived
today bj H. II. Ward of this eitv.
*dmiral Sperry also stated in the me^-s
ge that seventy-five of his officers have
.. sn accented the invitat /in ~f ii..?
..... ?wv?v*( \J? I C ICUqUC
and would be present at the dinner.
ADMIRAL SPERRY INVITED.
University Club Bids Him by Wireless
to Annual Banquet.
A wireless message was today sent by
the chairman of the banquet committee
of the University Club to the flagship of
t "a:ound-ihe-world fleet." inviting Admiral
Sperry to be one of the guests of
honor at tin- .Annual banquet of the club,
to ne held at the New VVillard Hotel Saturday
e'.ening. February J7 If the commander
of tie fleet accepts the invitation
1 e vvill i>e aske.l to te!l the banquet g tests
bomething of the great voyage.
The Parquet conimitte* today a:)-|
Tacit, ed the lis- I)f tin principal Speakers ;
who have opted. This include. United |
States Senator Ta>hc ol T?-nne.-ser. Hep-!
jrv.-n'atnt Charles K. Townsend. ex-tiov. j
Warfle'd .,f Maryland. I?r. II. S Pritchett,
president or' t. Carnegie Foundation for
Veteran l'rofes&ors. and l>r. Charles ]>
A\ alrott. tr.e pro-ident of the club It is
expected C at President Waleott will make
a full anno mc-m. nt the club's plans
tor a new clubhouse and the ways and
means or building it. lletirv K. I>a\is,
tli* original Taft man, is to be toa-lmaster.
Tiie plans of the committee now being
wotked'out allow t ot a dull moment il irtng
the evening. Several innovations art
scheduled ard the program will provide
rot a taw surprises to tin- guests.
DIVORCE ,IS DECREED.
Mis. Letup Awarded S6.000 a Year
and Custody of Son.
ST I .oris. February is?a decree of divorce
with alimony of a year and
istody of her son was awarded Mrs. William
J Lerap, .it by .1 alec tle,.rg<- Hitched!:
iri the < ircuit court here today. The
decision toliowed a sensational trial,
whirl- l:*sr*'d more than a week and dosed
TUvs-dnj In -
CONFERENCE IS BEGUN
President Receives Delegates
of Mexico and Canada.
HE EXTENDS WELCOME
"Important Step Toward Co-Opera- \
tion Between Nations of Earth.''
FORESEES WORLD-WIDE UPLIFT j
Group Photograph Taken?Meeting
Held in State Department?Gif
iora nncnot speatts.
With a view to conserving the natural
resources of the I'nited States, Canada
and Mexico, representatives of these governments,
in addition to many leaders in 1
the conservation movement in this conn- I
ty. gathered here today in attendance upon I
the North American conservation conference.
The delegates to the conference, which ;
was called by President Koosevclt, as- j
sembied in the east room of the White I
House, where they were received by Mr. j
Roosevelt preliminary to holding a two- j
day session at the State Department. I
The members of President Roosevelt's '
cabinet and of the national conservation j
commission also were present.
The commissioners front Canada and ;
Mexico were presented to the President
by Secretary of State Bacon, after which
an address was made by Mr. Roosevelt.
President's Address.
After extending on behalf of the American
people his heartiest welcome, the
President declared that nothing augured
better for the development of the entire !
continent than this conference.
"I feel," said the President, "that this j
conference is one of the important steps ,
I I i cl I Iici\t? Uffll Ictnfll Ul ICU-lll r
looking toward the harmonious co-opera- i
tion between the nations of the earth fori
the common advancement of all.
"In international relations T think
that the great feature ot the growth ot
the last century has been the mutual recognition
of the fact that instead of it
being normally to the interest of one nation
to see another depressed, it is nor- '
mally to tlie interest of each nation to
see tlie others uplifted. 1 believe that
the movement whicll you initiate is of the
utmost importance to this hemisphere
and may be of the utmost importance to
the world at large.
"I am anxious." said the President, "to
do all in my power to work in harmony
for the common good of all instead of
each working to get something at the
expense of tlie other. Ultimately, each
of us will profit immeasurably if instead
of striving to advance by trampling down
the other each strives to advance together
for tlie common advancement.
Photograph Is Taken.
With the President, the delegates and
guests repaired to the north portico of the
White House. There a group photograph
was taken.
The conferees then proceeded to tlie
diplomatic room of the State Department.
There a brief address of welcome was
made by Gifford Pinchot, chairman of
the American delegation.
Then foiloUed responses by the visiting
comissioners and remarks by members of
the cabinet and others.
Secretary Wilson Speaks.
Secretary Wilson told something of the
work being done by the Department of
Agriculture along conservative lines.. He
tpoke of the importance of tlie fight
against the boll weevil in the cotton l
states along the bolder, and predicted
that the time would come when the boll j
weevil would be only a memory.
C/vn.. k,.k.,ir r 41... i
ocuaiui oiuwi jpunr uii utriiciu ui ui^
legislative branch of the government, and
said that the direct result of the conference
will be to teach the peopie of Mexico
that they should not waste their forests
in the manner that Americans have
wasted theirs.
Mr. Pack of New Jersey, representing
the National Manufacturers' Association,
said that Canada has a greater proportion
ol forests remaining than the United
States because ol better laws and of better
administration of the laws.
Aliens Praise Roosevelt.
Air. Fisher of the Canadian delegation
said his country had watched with the
greatest interest and the closest atten- j
tion the conservation movement in the |
United States, and also said thai the j
Canadians could ieurti much from Ameri- j
cans. lie gave -President Roosevelt ;
much pra;s? , saying the keynote of high 4
constructive statesmanship had been
stru<-k when he sp ite of the convened i
action necessary on the part of all nations
its regard to conservation ot resources
Mr. SeUorier of the Mexican delcgaI
tion spoke in Spanish. He said that, in
the minds o. his countrymen, the eonsf-r- j
cation question is vital, and that it i.proper
for the United States to take
the lead, as it is the nation richest in
| natural resources.
Senator Newlands expressed ti e von- i
\h*ion that the movement would havi i
a constantly increasing momentum and j
that appropiiate legislation would resQlt j
fiom it.
Mr. Escobar of Mexico said the idea ,
, advanced b.\ President Kooscveit that j
the whole of North America should unite
to conserve the natural wealth of the
continent would live long after the Pres
ident has left the White House. He said
that in Mexico the proposition had been
aihusiaslically received not only by
President Diaz and the officials of the
government, but by the people as w? It.
Clifford Sifton. chairman of the Canadian
delegation, said tin- movement would
have practical and permanent results in '
Ills country.
President Roosevelt will tomorrow en- J
tertain the delegates at luncheon. In the i
evening they will be entertained at din- j
tier i?y Secretary Bacon. Saturday even-j
ling they will he the guests of Giftv rd >* ti- j
I chot. chairman of the national conservation
commission of this country, and one
Iof the delegates to tlie conference,
i The delegates are:
Secretary Baeoti. Secretary Garfield and '
.Gilford Pm hot. representing the L titled
i States. I
Sydney Fisher, minister of agriculture!
of Canada: Clifford Sifton. ex-minister of j
the interior, and Dr. Henry S. Belaud,
representing Canada.
Rointila Kscolar, Manuel A. de Quesada.
minister of forestry, and Carlos Sollerier,
representing Mexico,
i Thomas It. Shipp is secretary of the
conference.
Present at Ceremony.
Invited to be present at the ceremony .
in the White House were cabinet officers. I
Justices' of the Supreme Court, the British
ambassador and the Mexican charge
d'affaires. Besides there were a large j
I number nt prominent officials and citizens
j interested in the conservation ot the
1 resources of the Flitted States.
Among these were:
Members of the naticYial conservation,
! commission Representative Burton, Sen-j
: at"" Newlande. Nevada; Senator Dollivcr 1
11' va; Senator Warner Missouri; Senator!
BanKhead. Alabama: Dr. W J McGee. bu-1
r
I
reau of -soils: Frederick H. Xewell. ret- I
lamatioil service; l>;tf<ml Pine-hot. forest- |
er; Herbert Knox Smith, bureau of cornorations:
Jeseoh K Ransdell. Lake Prov
idenoe, La.; I>r. George F. Swain. Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Bos- ]
ton. Mass.; Brig. Gen. William L. Mars'hall.
chief of'engineers, U. S. Army;
Senator Smoot. I "tali; S nator Beverldge,
Indiana; Representative Champ
Clark. Missouri; Representative Charles ^
F. Scott, Kansas: J. B. White. Kansas
City. Mo.; Prof. Henry S. Graves, Vale
Forest School. New Haven. Conn.; William
Irvine. Chippewa Falls, Wis.; exOov.
Newton C. Blanehard. Louisiana;
Charles Lathrop Pack. Lakewood. N. J.;
Prof. Irving Fisher, 4fi?> Prospect street.
New Haven. Conn.; Gustav H. Schwab,
New York, N. Y.: Overton W. Pri'-e. for- c
est service; Senator Kniite Nelson, Alex- I
andria Minn.; Senator Francis E. War- j
ren, Cheyenne. Wvn.; Representative
Swagar Sherley. Louisville. Kv.; Herbert
Parsons. New York. N. Y.; Napoleon R. *
Broward, Tallahassee. F!a.; James J. Hill, c
St. Paol, Minn.; George C. Pardee, Oak- t
land. Cai.; Murdo Mackenzie. Trinidad. ,
Colo.; T. C. Chamberlin. Cniversity of
Chicago. Ill : Frank c. Goudy, Denver. '
Cojo.: Charles Macdonald, New York. N. I
Y.; G. W. Woodruff. Dept of Justice; 1
Representative Dalzell, Pennsylvania; j
Senator Dixon, Montana; Senator Flint,
California; Senator Overman. North Carolina:
Representative Slayden, Texas; r
Representative Hall, South Dakota; Andrew
Carnegie. New York; Dr. Charles R. (
Van Hise, Cniversity of Wisconsin; John \
Mitchell. New York; John Hays Ham- j
tnond, New York: Dr. I. C. White. Mor- .
gantown. VV. Va.; Dr. J. A. Holmes, geo- ,
log eal survey. i
Bureau chiefs?Dr. O. P. Austin, Fred ,
Dennett, I>r. B. T. Galloway, Dr. I,. O.
Howard, Dr. A. D. Melvin. Dr. C. Ilart ; ,
Merriam. Prof. Willis L. Moore. Dr. S. ,
N. D. North. Victor H. Olmsted. Dr. . ?
George Otis Smith. Dr. A. C. True. Dr. I .
Milton Whitney, Dr. H W. Wiley. . ,
Experts on Natural Resources. '
Experts?Morris Bit-n. M. R. Campbell, j
CUarte-j f! Clark Crane is W Clements.
Frederick V. Coville. William T. Cox, Arthur
1'. Davis. Dr. i). T Day, Dr. ft. It.
Dole. Dr. John A. Fairlie, K. C. Finney,
Robert Follensby, Prof. S. Fortier, Prof.
Harry C. Frankentield, Henry Gannett, D.
<". Graton, William !.. Hall, G. G. \V.
Hanger, Dr. G. W. Hayes, H. XV. Hen-!
thaw, A. D. Hopkins, W. K. Hunter, Ft. S. :
Kellogg, M. O. la-ighton, Waldemar Lind- !
gren, G. J,. Mai latt. Felden ?>. Martin, W
G. Mendenhall, 10. W. Parker, A F. Pol- . ^
ter, i.i Grand Powers, Dr. B. .1. Ramagc,
Alexander G. Shaw, Hugii M. Smith, William
-M. Steuart, It. G. Valentine, F. B.
Van Horn, Thomas Watson, Jasper E.
Welehel, P. P. Wells, Dr. Bailey Willis, II.
M. Wison, Albert F. Woods, E. A. Ziegler,
Dr. W. I.. Hornaday, Elbert F. Baldwin,
Charles D. Walcott, Dr. H. A Smith,
William B. Push, G. 10. Wright, Siephen
W. Williams, H. H. Schwartz. Clarence
Blanciiard, G. A. Davis. A. D. Quaintance,
W. J. Spill man V li. Brooks. G. W. Warburton,
H. X. Parker, W. T. Swingle, E.
G. Chilcott. II. S. Sackett. H. F. Weiss,
A. G V'eateh. Dr. 'i'. S. Palmer. J. G.
l'ep r:. John Ho.vt, I.. F. Hawiey, Dr.
George M. Koher, S. T. Dana. G. B. Siulworth,
McGarvey Glir.e. G. s. Soliolield,
Dr. H S. Bristol, Calvin W. Rice. Willis
E. Hall. Wesley Bradfield, Dr. C. F.
? . i ?v /-?i ..i _ T r . ... " i:
l^cin^woriiiy. i >v. ? narips j i ax\ < : \ .
RAMSEY FOUND GUILTY. ]
Former Banked" Bribed Councilman ]
to Get City Deposits.
Spwial I> spilt ill to The Star. '
PITT6BL* RG. February IS.?W. w.
Ramsey. a former bank president of this
tits', was found guilty this morning on ]
the < -barge of bribing a councilman in (
order to secure city deposits for the bank t
with which lie was connected at the (
time The trial of Councilman Klein, to i
whom it is alleged a bribe of $17,500 (
was given, will begin immediately. s
? i
FOUND IN FAR-AWAY NOOK. ! J
Former Savannah Employe of Coast
Line Held for Alleged Theft. lf
SAVANNAH, Ca., February IS.?For the
alleged theft of more titan a hundred
Southern Kxpress Company's money-order
blanks, most of which lie is charged (
with cashing for various sums afterward,
O R. Hull, formerly relief agent of the
Savannah district <>f the Atlantic Coast
Line railroad has been captured in Revelstoke,
British Columbia, and extrad'tion
papers will be asked for. The capture '
was made through descriptions sent out :
by the Southern Lxpress Company, and ,
the telegram announcing the arrest states
that Hull was in the act of cashing an- !
other stolen money order after ? .; it ' 1
out. The alleged thefts occurred two i
months ago at Winoknr, Chartlon county, i ]
Ca. 'i
X?OUT AG AIX, KXOX O
WIRELESS BILL IN SENATE
[MPRESSION THAT IT WILL NOT
PASS THIS SESSION.
Monopoly Features Discussed at
Hearing Given by Commerce Committee
This Afternoon.
A hearing was given by the Senate
ommittee on commerce today on the
louse bill requiring all ocean steamers
o be equipped with wireless telegraph.
Commissioner E. T. Chamberlain of the
nireau of navigation of the Department
>f Commerce and I.abor and Rcpresenta
ive tsurKe ox i'cnnsyn. ania. suppurieu wie
jil!, and E. Hi Duff, representing coastvise
shipping: companies, ami Capt. S. K.
Jt.rby of New York, representing wireess
telephone systems, asked that the bill
)e so amended as to provide for the
jquiprnent of either rr.dio-telegrapli or
-adio-telephonic communication.
The question of whether the passage
if the Dill would enable the wireless
telegraph companies to build up a
nonopely was discussed at some length,
ind the impression was created tiiat
his phase of the legislation will cause
t to be held up so far as the present
session of Congress is concerned.
The Senate committee favors an amendnent
providing that there must be cotnlulsorv
interchange of message between
-ival wireless companies installing instrunents
on different ships in time of dis:ress
or emergency. Whether there exsts
distress or an emergency requiring
juch. interchange would be determined by
:he master of the vessel and not left to
.he representatives of the wireless conems
having instruments on. the ships.
Capt. Darby told the committee that
here is no danger of a monopoly in the
,v ire less telephone business, as there are
iow live or six companies willing to
guarantee successful operation of tliese
nstruments for a distance of 100 miles.
He denied that this method of radio comnunicatiun
is not a success.
REWARD FOR SAFE BLOWER.
Jeorge Barton, Fugitive From At4-?-i
i 1 O r> r- "JtT /\ v! one Pn t?nnr
lclUla v. ft i I, ixao Uiui iuuo
ATLANTA. Ga February 18. ?Reports
received at the office of the chief post
Mike inspector show that George Barten.
a notorious safe blower who recently
escaped from the Kuiton county
hain gang, where he was serving a fifteen-year
sentence for robbing the bank
>f Sharon. Ga.. was with "Sheeny Mike,"
the safe blower, who was killed a few
weeks ago at Laurens,. S. t\. after the
atter had murdered Policeman Stone.
Chief Inspector Sutton has 'sent out a
general circular describing Barton and
offering a reward for lits capture. .
Barton is described as follows: "Age,
tiiirty to thirty-five years; height, five
feet ten or eleven inches; weight. Job to
17b pounds; complexion, medium dark;
.air. dark; no beard or mustache, unless
short growth. Left arm off about elbow,
build rather slim."
ESCAPES FROM ALABAMA JAIL.
Prisoner Leaves Sarcastic Note, Confessing'
Many Indictments.
ANXISTOX. Ala.. February 18.-G. T.
Moore of Atlanta. Ga.. a telegraph op?rator.
who has been serving a term on
:he chain gang here for larceny, escaped
ruin 111" in. j pi lawn 'V411MK i uvnuay
light. He left a very sarcastic note a<JIressed
to tlte city and state officials, in
vhloh he confessed that sixteen itidiet?
nents were pending against-him in Georrta.
seven in Alabama and others in Ken.
in ky. South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida
cud Mississippi.
His method of swindling was by fraudilent
draft, usually for amounts of from
p) to $75.
CRAZED SUITOR'S ACT.
Chicago Youth Seriously Wounds
Sweetheart and Kills Himself.
CHICAGO. February lx.? Crazed at the
thought of Anna Wisgept becoming the
wife of another. Anton Tunanls killed
himself last night after firing several
shots at the girl and iter fathef. Anna,
nho had refused to. marry Tunan's. was
sh">t in the head and seriously wounded.
It is believed that she cannot recover..
Acci'.ding to tlie story told by Wisgent,
his daughter and T4"an is had been keeping
company for some time. Tnnanit, was
i
*
K PENX.
an ardent wooer and had tried to induce
the girl to elope with him. Her father
objected to her becoming the wife of Tunanis
on account of the youth of the pair,
and he told the suitor to wait a while.
i imams came 10 tne nouse, aim tor iwo
hours pleaded his suit. He had heard
rumors that the girl looked with favor on
another young man, and he said he would
kill her and himself, too. before lie would
allow her to.be the wife of any one else.
The shouting followed.
POSSE HUNTING NEGRO.
r.
Shot and Killed Nephew, of "Polfce
Chief in Memphis.
.MEMPHIS, Tenn., February IS.?James
| Holman Taylor, aged sixteen years, a
nephew of Chief of Police Davis of this
eMyt was shot and killed near his father's
home in South Memphis iast night by
Eddie Prode, a negro.
Following tiie killing, which was the outcome
of a minor quarrel, a crowd of several
hundred persons formed and began
a search for Prode, intent on inflicting
quick punishment. A newspaper reporter
who reached the vicinity shortly after
the killing was tired on by the negro,
who escaped.
^ OC?AN
LINERS'S SWIFT PACE. I
! Mauretania Likely to Make New
' West Bound Transatlantic Record.
NEWPORT, R. I.. February 18.?A new
' west-bound transatlantic record seemed
well within the grasp of the big turbiner
| Mauretania today, when at X a.m. she
: was reported by wireless as approaching
( Nantucket lightship in tine weather and
tranquil seas, and with New York about
' ten hours' steaming distance away,
j Previous wireless reports have shown
that the ship has averaged above twentyi
Six knots an hour on Iter westward run,
and today'* messages indicated that she
i was maintaining her swift pace.
?
CHINESE OPIUM TRAFFIC.
i #
Shanghai Conference Reported Making
Satisfactory Progress.
SHANGHAI, February 18.?The international
opium conference. which
opened In this city February 1. is making
satisfactory progress in the discussion
of the limitation and control of
the opium traffic. Reports from various
countries have been received and debated,
and the conference will now take
up the matter of resolutions.
A series of resolutions drafted by Dr.
Hamilton Wright, one of the American
delegates, is now being informally discussed
previous to formal presentation.
The prospects today point to a successful
outcome of the labors of the conference.
j SHAY PLEADS NOT GUILTY.
Lawyer Charged With Trying to
Help Man Out of Prison.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
NEW YORK, February 18.?Joseph
Shay, the lawyer under indictment, on the
accusation of Harry Remington Mercer
and others, for trying to help Mercer get
out of the Tombs prison, pleaded not
guilty today before Judge Malone in general
sessions'. He was represented by his
office associate, John F. "Mclntyre, and
anotner lawyer. Shay assisted Mr. Mcln
tyre in tlie trial of Thornton Jenkins
Hains. Shay also pleaded not guilty to
the two indictments, which were found
by the grand jury at the same time,
charging the lawyer with exciting litiga.tion
for his own benefit in Albany.
The bgdl of $."?,o0o under which Shay has
been at liberty was continued until*February
when Shay has leave to change
his pleas if he wants to.
9 ________
J 'Earthquake Does Much Damage.
SIVAS. Asiatic Turkey. February l.s.?
The earthquake that visited this district
February 16 did much damage to build- 1
ings. but the loss of life was not great,
thirty persons killed being the most re!
liable estimate. Four hundred and thirty
\ buildings were entirely destroyed and
i 442 were partially damaged. Slight shock.:
| continue today throughout the vilayet
i and in the district of Susteiri.
j
Collides With Buoy, Fouls Propeller.
LIVERPOOL., February IS.?The White
Star liner Cevlc collided with a buoy in
the cross bay channel last night and
fouled her propeller. She then drifted
ashore, but was refloated and returned to
the Mersey to be examined by divers.
P
'
PAVING WAY FOR KNQK
?
%
Unraveling of Eligibility Snarl
Put'Up to Conferees.
RULE ADOPTED IN HOUSE
Sharp Criticism of All Responsible
Made on Floor.
MISMANAGEMENT IS CHARGED
House Conferees Directed to Insist
on Disagreement to Items for
'Under Secretary."'
~ !
i
By a vote of 1S2 to 12o the House of
Representatives today adopted the Tawney
resolution designed to assist in unraveling
the legislative snarl with reference
to the eligibility of Senator Knox of
Pennsylvania to be Secretary of State in
the Taft cabinet.
The rule will enable the conferees on the I
legislative hill to adjust the item of the \
salary of the Secretary of State and reduce
it. with concurrence of the two
houses, from $ 12,000 to $8,000, to conform
in the terms of the eligibility bill passed
by Congress some days ago.
The rule tcdav was not adopted until ;
after the Speaker and his committee on
rules had been severely criticised for alleged
mismanagement of the situation.
mere were some ninny (.mugs m aiicitu
through the debate, too.
Upon receiving notification of the
action of the House, the Senate adopted
the House resolution without comment,
and directed its conferees to further insist
upon the Senate amendments.
Altogether the House seemed to be
in a much more intelligent frame of mind
tr.an existed yesterday when Gen. Keifer \
touched off the bombshell hidden in the
legislative bill.
Immediately after the House met, at
11 o'clock this morning, the machinery
was set in motion to bring about the
eligibility of Senator Knox. Representative
Dalzell of Pennsylvania reported
from the committee on rules the resolution
authorizing the conferees to operate
011 the legislative bill and remove
its inflamed salary appendix. The
conferees are also authorized to report
on provision in relation to the law
aff the salary of the Secretary
O .avC'" i
This last authorization was included in
the resolution as a result of the belief
of some of the House leaders that, as the
situation stands at present. Senator Knox
could no draw any salary as Secretary
of State from March 4 to July 1. regardless
of the fact that under the legislative
bill he would, on the last named date, become
ineligible again under the Constitution.
Quorum Not Present.?
great men."
He denounced any condition which permitted
of the commission of "a legislative
atrocity" and congratulated Speaker
Cannon and the members of the rules
committee tor respecting neither the
right of members on the floor or the provision
of the laws of tiie United States.
"I would hate to confess." he said.
" that T. a lawyer, had not read as far as
the ninth section of the Revised
Statutes."
Dalzell Is Irritated.
Representative Dalzell of Pennsylvania
became might, irritated at the trend of
Mr. Fitzgerald's remarks. He accused
that gentleman of delighting in the discovery
of a mare s nest. .
His tone irritated Mr. Fitzgerald, who
replied:
"Well, the gentleman from Pennsylvania
need not become peevish with me
because lie lias not read the nintli section
of the Revised Statutes."
Representative Gillette of Massachusetts
and Representative Livingston of
Georgia next explained that the House
conferees were blameless and had not been
negligent as to the item of $12,000. stating
that tlie salary for the Secretary of Srate
had been agreed upon several days before
the House passed the bill reducing
that salary to $8,000 a year.
Representative Bnurke Cock rati of Jfew
York wanted to know why the committee
on rules had brought in a resolution
wldcii did not adjust, but actually created.
a difference between the two houses.
He suggested that the House pass another
legislative, executive and judicial appropriation
act, identical in all respects save
in the item for the salary of the Secretary
of Stale, with the one which already lias
passed both houses, and send it over to
the Senate. Then, he pointed out, it
would not be necessary to pass the pending
resolution.
"But." said Mr. Cockrali, "this course,
being consistent with common sense, lias
nothing to eommerd if to the co.nmittee
on rules."
After the laughter of the whole House
and the applause of the democratic side
had subsided. Champ Clark took occasion
t,o criticise in general terms wlmt lie called
the "almost idiotic mdhner in which
the business of Congress is conducted
year after year."
"They have been fooling away a lot of
time in the Senate" began Mr. Clark.
(Continued on Second I'age)
HOlSTEIJOTLi COAT
Undertaker Certain of Contents
of Carmack's Pockets.
ATTORNEYS WROUGHT UP
Witness Exonerates Counsel for Defense
of Inserting Scabbard.
OTHER KILLINGS ARE FEARED
Policeman Swears There Were Two
Empty Shells in Senator's
Revolver.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. February IR-Tho
sensations of the first two days' testimony
in the trial of the Coopers and John
Sharp for slaying' Senator C.irmai k have
sent local excitement to fever h?at i n?l
turned out this morning the largest crowd
yet attracted to the courtroom.
junge nan over riigui nao nit- f- nn
tlie balcony raised to a grade so th.it an
unobstructed view might be had of the
entire proceedings.
That the state does not intern! to let
the finding of the supposed pistol holster
in Senator earmark's overcoat pocket g??
unchallenged was proven this morning
when the first witness was called Tim
witness was Finlev Dorris, a member of
the undertaking firm which embalmed
Senator earmark's body.
Dorris said he examined the pockets of
the overcoat the night of the killing and
again at the request of the stares attorney
before the hearing for hall He
was positive the scabbard was' not in the
overcoat pocket both times.
Nashville Fears New Killing*.
With intense action a constant feature
of the hearings, it is freely predicted on
every hand tliat there will be one or
more shootings in Nashville before many
hours have passed.
A near relative of one of Tuesday's
witnesses has been relieved of a new
automatic revolver, which he is said to
have purchased with the expressed Intention
of shooting on sight one of the
attorneys connected with the case.
Practically every one of the attorneys
is a fighter of the old southern school.
Yesterday the lie was passed direct between
Attorney General Garner of Lawrenceburg.
for the state, and former Attorney
General Meek and Gen. Washington
of counsel for the defense.
All are firebrands, willing and anxious
To light at thp Hroo nt the bat Knr a
i nere were omy eigniy-one memoers on
the floor of the House when Mr. Dalzell
called the rule. The vote on the ordering
of the previous question resulted, 50 to 31.
John Sharp Williams of Mississippi previously
called attention to the fact that
there was no quorum present. Champ
Clark of Missouri, minor'*** leader, engaging
in his favorite o< tlon of hazing
the Speaker, sugg .1 that Mr.
Payne's postponement motion of yesterday
provided that the Knox mix-up was
to be considered after the reading of the
journal, "tomorrow."
"Mr. Speaker, ' said Mr. Clark, "1 want
to call your attention to the fact that this
is not 'tomorrow,' but 'today.' now can
we take the resolution up under such circumstances?"
"The chair will admit," said Speaker
Cannon, "that while this is the calendar
day of Thursday, February is. it is really
the legislative day of Monday, February
15."
Mr. Cannon supplemented this admission.
however, by the somewhat facetious
statement that the House was privileged
to change its mind if any time it got good
and ready. So the roll call on the previous
question wa # ordered, resulting in its
adoption.
Then Representative Fitzgerald of NewYork
rose from a nest of law books and
proceeded to roast the committee on rules
"for doing something which is prohibited
by the Revised Statutes of the United
States." He quoted from section 9. Revised
Statutes, to uphold his theory that
the form in which the resolution was reported?a
combination of simple and concurrent
with a misplaced enacting clause
?was illegal. He admitted that he had
no hope of converting Speaker Cannon
and the members of the rule committee to
his view.
"This illustrates." said Mi-. Fitzgerald,
"the difficulties that beset the paths of
few minutes was illustrated the wisdom
of the court in so arranging' his courtroom
that a considerable space divides
the opposing armies of counsel.^
As it was. Judge Hart was oomoelled to
interfere in the certain voice which his
associates at the bar have come to recognize
during the thirty-five years of his
practice in Nashville as meaning acquiescence
or something more stern.
"Gentlemen, the court will tolerate no
more of these personalities," he said.
Even after this instruction there were
mutterimrs. and mutual friends are keeping
the adversaries from getting within
too clos$ range of each other.
Miss Lee's Testimony Important.
Of great importance to the state was
the testimony of Miss Lee. employed as
stenographer in the office of Judge
Bradford, an attorney and brother-mlaw
of t'ol. Cooper. Her testimony,
given yesterday, was to the effect thai
Col. Cooper and Robin Cooper were in
the office of Judge Bradford on Lie
morning of the day the tragedy took
place; that she heard Col. Cooper use
violent language and declared that lie
had a right to protect himself, and that
soon after Col. Cooper and his son had
left the office in the afternoon there
came a message to the effect that
Robin Cooper had killed Mr earmark
Dramatic interest is added througn
the fact that this witness, besides bein,
the slpncieranhpi' mid iiriva.li. u v
of Mr Bradford, performed similar duties
for Robin Cooper previous to his
incarceration under tbe charge of killing
Senator Carmaok.
In addition to this slio lias been a
social protege of Mrs. Bradford, who
treated her almost as a daughter during
her more than five years' period < t
employment by Mr. Bradford and Kobui
Cooper.
The testimony of Miss Lee. who had not
previously been tailed as a witness, was
Impressive in that it unfolded clearly the
lines upon which the prosecution is Working.
She was laboring under an intense
^mental strain throughout her examination.
Palpably she was an unwilliug witness
As Judge Hart expressed it: "She was
having an unsought quarrel with he
bread and butter."
Throughout the trying ordeal the young
woman conducted Iierseli m a way that
won the admiration of all In the courtroom,
which was crowded to its doors,
while many stood at windows otitsidi
through which the proceedings might be
witnessed.
It is the general" impression that in the
introduction of the testimony of Miss Lee.
showing a possible conspiracy, the state
is paving the way to implication of Go'.
M. R. Patterson as a co-consplrator. Ir t
is an oft-repeated assertion here -that
at the time the indictment was returned
against John L>. Sharp, the third of the
defendants, one had been drawn up to Include
the governor as an accessory before
the fact.
Testimony of Undertaker.
Finley L. Dorris>, the undertaker, was
called as the first witness today. He
told how the clothing of tile dead man
had beeh kept since the tragedy. Mr.
Dorris said that on the night of the shooting
he examined the clothing and found
a letter.
A second examination was made four
weeks later at the request of counsel for
the state and in their presence. He did
not find at that time the pistol shield
which was discovered in Mr. earmark's
overcoat when exhibited in court yesterday
afternoon.
"Has any otic else examined the clothing?"
"Yes. sir. Gen. Washington and Mr.
Meeks, counsel for defense, examined It.
with my consent."
"When?"
"Since tiie application for bail.'*
"Gan that holster be crumpled up and
cor ealed in the hand?"
"It can, readily."
ft lio rpcullfol fllMt YV t ho
embalmer, was recalled by counsel fur
the defense late yesterday and produced
the smatl rubber holster from the overcoat
pocket, to his evident astonishment.
Gen. Washington cross-exam ned. The
witness said the article was a rubber
shield, worn on the end of a revolver to
-the barrel front wearing the
pocket. *
am Murray, bookkeeper for Dorris,
told how Gen. Washington and Attorney
Meeks examined Senator Carmaeks
clothing a few days after the application
for bond for the three prisoners.
Gen. Wash'ngton brought from the witness
the statement:
"I arn satisfied you had .nothing in your
hand when you put it in the overcoat."
Murray said the overcoat was not out
of his sight while the examination was
I
e

xml | txt