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poration? aeked Representative Llttle ton of New York. _ .. , ..Y? j do," Mid Mr. Gary. i know that is t radical position, but lomethlni must bo Job?-" Calls Sherman Law Archaic. "It Is your conviction," Mr. IJttleton inquired, "that the Sherman anti-trust law is archaio and unable to deal with the modern situation?" "Tee." "Do not the Interpretations of that law practically order a continuance or tne old competitive system as opposed to co operative modern methods?" ?*1 am afraid they do," Mr. Gary re plied. "We do not want a condition of uncertainty in which we do not know Just what we have a right to do." Representative Young of Michigan asked Mr. Gary If he thought the na tional government had a right to fix priest of commodities in interstate com merce. . . "My opinion." said Mr. Gary. "Is that so far as it relates to interstate com merce the federal government has that Mr. Gary, asked If the United States* Steel Corporation was in a position to tlx prices, said that co-operative business methods, which had succeeded highly competitive methods, had made It possi ble for the big corporation to Influence prices. "\Ve cannot dominate them." he said. "It is not the big corporations that change price* so much as the small oor t-orations that cut prices and force the big ones to come down." The Gary Dinners Agreements. Taking up the subject of the reported International "trust" and the Gary din ners at which it had been Intimated prices were fixed, Mr. Gary said: "At the time of the panic in 1907 there was great demoralisation temporarily in the steel business. The fear existed that it would extend and become dangerous The Iron and steel Industry has been recognised as one of the leading barom eters of trade. It was believed highly important. If practicable, to prevent a greater demoralisation in trade." The situation, he explained, caused Job bers all over the country to appeal to the corporation to do something to P*?" vent business chao6. Mr. Gary called the steel men of the country together in New York at a dinner to discuss busi ness conditions. He said these dinners of consultation had proved so beneficial in maintaining the stability of reasonable prices that representatives of the steel Interests would meet at Brussels July 5 and 6 next to determine whether an Interna tional steel Institute similar to the Ameri can institute should be organised. He said he would participate in the organisa tion of this institute unless he became convinced that morally or legally It wouia rot be well to form such an organlsa In elaborating the idea of the rl toners." the chief executive of the steel corporation explained that when tne panic came the Jobbers held large quan tities of material for resale, and if were reduced failures were certain, ana a prolonged panic would ensue. "We had no right to endeavor to pre vent a reduction in prices and maintain the equilibrium of business by means or an expressed or implied agreement, nor had we a lawful right to agree with our competitors to maintain prices. . "On the other hand wo believed that we had no moral or legal right to become involved in a bitter and destructive com petition. such as follows any- kind of de pression In the iron and steel for the reason that If wo did. It would mean a war for survival of the fittest, and many persons engaged In the busi ness wouid be forced Into bankruptcy. To Avoid Both Extremes. "Therefore, it was believed, by me at least, that It was not for the best in terest of the manufacturers or the labor ers or the people generally that prices l>e reduced. The question was how to got between the two extremes, one of so curing a monopoly by driving out com petition in a bitter fight, the other of maintaining prices without making an agreement expressed or implied. "So I Invited a large percentage of the steel Interests of the country to meet me at dinner, and I preseentd to them these views." , Ho said he told the exact situation, and suggested a remedy, which was accepted by the steel men as wise. "I suggested that the only way we ceuld lawfully prevent such demoral isation and maintain reasonable steadi ness in business was for the steel n>en to come together occasionally and dis close to each other all the circum stances of their business. Such Inter change was done and continued and prevented demoralisation. We haven't done more than that because wo could not do more." Chairman Stanley directed Judge Gary's attention to the question of the supply of iron ore. -*The latter denied that his organisation controlled the ultimate supply of Iron ore In the United States, despite his statement In 1908 to the ways and means commit tee of the House, seemingly to that efTect. Independent manufacturers of steel, according to Judge Gary, have large holdings. Bails Sold Cheaper Abroad. After the discussion as to the supply. Judge Gary's attention was directed to the manufacture of steel rails. He de nied that the steel corporation con trolled the prices of rails, adding that they could not be sold for less than $21 a ton. "In this country," Interrupted Repre sentative Bartlett. In reply Mr. Gary undertook an ex planation of why steel rails could be sold abroad cheaper than at home. He said that, like the merchant who clears his shelves onre a year by selling his goods nt cot?t. so the steel manufacturer could st-ll his surplus abroad at $26 or at cost. The result was the mills were kept run ning reducing the cost of production, keeping together a compact organisation and bringing to this country large sums of money. The ultimate effect, he added, was to reduce the price to the domestic consumer. All countries practice "dump ing." Mr. Gary declared. "How long has it been since any coun try damped rails on to us?" Inquired Chairman 8tanley. "In about ISO* or 1305 or 1906," came the response slowly. "Last year some rails were dumped on the Pacific coast." ADMITS JUDGING WITH EYE WEIGHT OF ICE DELIVERED Driver Fined $20 In Police Court for Shortage in Amount Given to Consumer. : George RaWHngs, a driver of the American Ice Company, appeared In the Police Court today as defendant to a charge of selling short-weight Ice. He was fined $20 by Judge Pugh for selling piece* weighing sixteen and eighteen pounds respectively for twenty five pound orders. George A Howe, assistant superinten dent of weights and measures, testified that early this morning he went to sev eral homes on French street In response to complaints from residents there to watch Rawlings. At two houses. Mr. Howe said, when n.-ked by customers to give them twenty, nve pounds, the defendant picked a plec? ,,f ice at random from the Interior of hU wagon and delivered It without golnfl through the formality of using the scales. Mr. Howe subsequently weighed the !<* und found It short In weight. . _ "I did ss the Inspector said," Rawttagi told the court. "We get in the habit ol mdglng the weight of Ice by the eye, and this morning I missed It en two pieces.' Henry Mulllaeeux. a second short weight Ice defendant, thta mtrolngfanei to appear for trial and fortetted eBO col lateral. . He was accused of supptylni farty-three pounds on a fifty-pound order, Building Inspector Frank R. Mlnner ol A lien town. Pa., wae seated In his o?o? in the city hall when his glass eye ex ploded with a sharp crack, the report be !ne similar to that of a pistol shot. Mto ner was dated, and It was at first though! that he had been shot. A physician waa summoned and found the socket of th? eye bad Ix shattered, and It Is feared that particles ^f the eye penetrated the brain, ilmner is in a serious condition. Taft Discusses Reciprocity With Senators. CONFIDENT OF DEMOCRATS Believes They Will Vote Against Undesirable Amendments. PANAMA AFFAIRS GOHE OVER President Declines Invitations to Summer in Minnesota?Not Going to Waterloo. President Taft frankly toM senators who called at the White House today that those friendly to reciprocity should let It be known that amendments to the reciprocity bill can be Supported only by persons not really in favor of his pro gram. It Is understood that the President feels sure of twenty-two republican rotes for the reciprocity bill in the shape that it passed the House. He also feels sure of thirty-five or thirty-six democratic votes, making a total of fifty-seven or fifty-eight in favor of the bill to thirty three or thirty-four against It. Mr. Taft has expressed the belief that the democrats are sincere in their sup port of reciprocity, and that they will vote down amendments that would kill It. It has been rumored that the demo cratic farmers' free list bill Is to be in troduced as an amendment to the reci procity measure for the purpose of em barrassing the democratic senators who favor reciprocity. Those who have talked with the Presi dent say that he Insists that a vote to discharge the finance committee from con sideration of the free list bill would be Just as conclusive fOr the democratic sen ators to record themselves as In favor of the bill as would be a vote on a free list amendment. This is the plan which Mr. Taft has suggested to help the democratic allies out of the dilemma that will be presented when they are asked to vote for or against the free Ust bill as a rider to the reciprocity measure. Hopeful It Will Pass. President Taft has repeatedly told call ers that he Is certain the reciprocity bill 1 win pass the Senate by a comfortatole majority If It can be brought to a final vote without amendment. The manner in which proposed amendments are dealt with when offered on the floor of the Senate will be the test for true friends of reciprocity, according to the President. _ For more than an hour and a half this morning President Taft was In conference with Secretary of War Stlmaon, Col. Goethals and Senor C. C. Arosemena. They discussed the Panama situation, and Senor Arosemena made It clear that no friction exists between his people and the United States government. He admitted that the political pot In the republic already is boiling, but de nied that Senor Arlos and Senor Rlcar do Guadla, who are now on their way to this city, are coming to gain support for their presidential campaigns. Mr. Aros emena said both these men are committed to Dr. Arosemena, his uncle. CoL Goethals told the President that work on the cans! is progressing, and he cited facts and figures to show that the waterway will be ready on schedule time Ih 1913. He also invited Mr. Stimson to Manama to Inspect the work of construc tion. Will Not Go to Waterloo. The President will sot Include Wsterloo, Iowa, in his trip west, that starts this afternoon. Senator Kenyon. who endeav ored to have the state dairymen's con vention that Is scheduled to meet at Waterloo June 9 assemble Monday, June 5, so that the President could go there from Chicago, this morning announced i that the dairymen could not gather at Waterloo four days ahead of time. Sec. retary of the Interior Fisher will accom pany the President to Chicago this after. noon. Replying to a letter received from George J. Bradley, fish commissioner of Minnesota, requesting him to make his summer home at Lake Mlnnetonka. the President today announced that he al ready had made arrangements to spend most of his vacation on the north shore ot Massachusetts. This message, togeth er with the letter to Gov. A. O. Eberhart of Minnesota, sent several days ago, may serve to oheck the numerous Invitations to summer homes that have poured Into the White House for the last few weeks. President Taft this morning sent an enthusiastic reply to a voter ta Sioux Falls. Iowa, who wrote him, saying: If reciprocity falls you will see many new faces In Washington after the next elec tion." . Sharon Graham and & Medty aeovli, president and secretary, respectively,of the Canadian Club of New York, called at the White House today to complete details for the President's participation In their festivities at Manhattan Beach June 22. The President will address the C The^CohMado^ala Association, with 200 members, today urged the President to visit Denver on his western trip in the fell. Lincoln, Neb., also wants the President to extend his western trip, and an Invitation to visit the capital of Ne braska In the fall wa. received tod?y from Gov. Aldrtch, W. S. Whltten and Charles W. Bryan, brother of "the peer less leader." The President has taken the Invitation under advisement. Invited to Philadelphia. The 1st City Troop of Rhiladelpbla to day Invited the President to attend the celebration to ho held November IT next in honor of the lSTth anniversary ot the founding of that organisation. Senator Smoot of Utah called Just be fore the cabinet session and said as he was leaving that he was sure President Taft would visit Salt Lake City In Sep tember. The senator also believes that Mr. Taft will make the trip next fall a transcontinental affair. He Is optimistic for adjournment ef Congress late In July. Mr. Smoot Is of the opinion that after reciprocity is disposed of adjournment will follow, and that the Loctmer In vestigation will be deferred until the reg ular session which assembles in Decem ber next. v QtXFT FROM ASSOCIATES. Silver Pitcher and Goblet Presented to Retiring Sapt. Mayn. . Supt. Z. T. Mfeyn of No. 1 station of the American lee Company, feet ef 9th street southwest, who will shortly retire after thirty-six years of service at the station, was yesterday afternoon, at the station, presented with a handsome silver swinging pitcher and goblet by the em ployes of the station as a mark of their high regard for him and ef their reluc tance to have him leave. The presentation was made by W. W. Swart, cashier of the station, and who succeeds Mr. Mayn tn charge, in a speech, to which Mr. Mayn made fitting reply. The pkfther and gob let are Inscribed to show the length of service and the high regard In which Mr. Mayn is held. He haa been a prominent figure along the river front since 18T5, when he entered the empioysMnt of the old independent Ice Company, and his de termination to retire from business is generally regretted Pined by Admiral Mnrdock. YOKOHAMA, June 2.?Rear Admiral Joseph B. Murdoch, commander-in-chief of the United States Asiatic fleet, gave a dinner tonight en beard the flagship Sara toga to Japanese army sad n?ury digni taries. Tlw American squadron" will' sail from Yotjlhama June t, bound north ward DISTRICT COMMUTE SCORED BY IMIETTE Senator Tells of Gas Company Investigating Resolution In troduoed Years Ago. ~ The workings of the Senate District committee came in for some comment from Senator La Follette in the Senate yesterday afternoon. The Wlsoonsta senator was pleading not to have the Larimer inquiry Intrusted to the Senate standing committee on privileges and' elections, and he made some Incidental comments upon the manner in which some of the committees were made up. "I remember, and I am going to say it right here now," he remarked, "1 remem ber years ago I Introduced a resolution here for the Investigation of the Wash ington Oas Company?I guess, upon re flection, the resolution was originally in troduced by the senator from Nebraska (Mr. Brown), but it was not a resolution which was broad enongh, in my opinion. That resolution, by an inadvertence, was sent to the committee on corporations of the District of Columbia, and that com mittee, when the committees of the Sen ate are being arranged, does not receive much attention. It is not expected to be a committee of much importance, and most anybody is on that committer and I was put on that committee. So was the senator from Nebraska (Mr. Brown) and one or two other senators. That was re Srded as a committee that it was per :tly safe to put men on who might dp things. "Now, Mr. President, when the sena tor from Nebraska, Mr. Brown, intro duced this resolution, which was an inquiry of the capitalisation, I believe, of the Washington Oas Light Company, he asked to nave It referred to thS committee of which he was a member, which was the committee on the or ganisation of corporations in the Dis trict of Columbia* and It went to that committee, and when it got Into that committee the senator from Nebraska and I conferred about It, and that reso lution was broadened a good deal to make an investigation of the real val ue of the property of the Washington Gas Company with a view of deter mining the basis upon which they could charge rates. Besolution Died in Committee. "Well, that resolution was amended and reported back here to the Senate'and re ported back with a view of having It go to the committee on contingent expenses in order that we might be authorised to subpoena witnesses and employ a stenog rapher and all that sort of thin^. Then a flght took place on the floor. "The committee on the District of Co lumbia claimed that resolution and quite a contest took place. Of course, it was carried on a high plane. There was not a word said how the resolution Itself was to be affected by sending It to that committee Instead of the committee on the District of Columbia, but there was a whole lot said among members on the floor here about what would happen. Scores of members said, of course, If it goes to the committee on the District of Columbia it never will be heard of again. '?Now, It was common talk on the floor here that that committee had been or* ganlsed- in such a way that a resolution of that sort could not get out of it. It did go to that committee by a vote on the floor of the Senate and it never came back out of that committee. It died the death there. That is Just one instance I cite that committee. It is not different from other committees, many other Im portant committees, in the Senate." TWO CHILDREN BITTEN BY SUPPOSED MAD DOG Heroic Action of Han and Boy Pre vents Further Mischief. Animal Killed. A mad dog scare in Anacostla this morning alarmed residents of the vicinity of 14th and W streets. Two personb were bitten and others would probably have been but for the activity of William Mc Klnley and an unidentified colored boy, who was riding a bicycle. August Pea per, three years old. residing at 2241 14th street, was attacked by a stray black and tan dog andt bitten on the leg. He was playing on the pave ment with several other children at the time. After biting the lad, the supposed mad dog attacked EMna Ford, six years old. Boy to ths Bescue. At this juncture the unidentified col ored boy dismounted from his wheel and gave the animal a kick, saving the child from Injury. The rescuer was bitten on the left wrist while engaged In an effort to protect ths children. , The boy managed to shake off the. dog, and William McKlnley, who. appeared about that time, succeeded in cornering the animal and detaining it until Police man P. J. Whaien could respond to a call aad shoot it. When the dog made the attack upon Augustus Peaper the lad's companions ran away screaming, tbelr cries atractlng the attention of residents of that locality. The colored boy, whose Identity the police were unable to ascertain, was greatly praised for his efforts to save the chil dren. McK in ley's service was also fully appreciated by the parents of the chil dren. Owner of Dog Not Known. Tbs doc was without collar, tag or mus sls, and the polios were unable to ascer tain who owned It. Dr. Joseph J. Mundell. 8 Maple View place, attended the Peaper child and cauterised the wound. The police will have the head of the dssd animal taken to the bureau of animal Industry, De partment of Agriculture, to determine if the dog had rabiea Firecracker Destroys Eyesight. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 2.?Abraham Blattner, aged ten. lost the sight of hia right eys and sustained serious burns on the face yssterday while indulging In a premature celebration of Fourth of July. After lighting a firecracker It failed to explode within a reasonable time and the boy was examining it. Suddenly It went off while held within a few inches of his the* Tike Star Will Follow You Wherever You Go* If you srs going out of town for a fsw tfsys or for the sea son The Star, nine times out of ton, can bring yea the first nsws from Washlngten. RATK8 ?Y MAIL, POSTAGS PREPAID: The Bvenlng Mar, 40s a month. The Evening and Sunday ?tar, 60o a month. The Sunday Star, aOe a month. In srdorlng ths pspsr or hsvlng the addrsss changed - always glvs the eld as wsil as ths new sddrssa. MAKE VAIN SEARCH Friends Unable to Tell Arthur Moran of Wife's Murder. WOMAN KILLED IN ST. LOUIS Asatilant Shoots Three Timet, Then Ooounits Suicide. JEALOUSY ASCRIBED AS CAUSE Koran and Sis Wife Had Separated and His Whereabouts Are Not Known. Relatives of Arthur Moran, formerly of Washington, today sre making: every ef fort to locate him. He is believed to he in some eastern city working for money with which to tight divorce proceedings which he expected to be brought by his wife, little dreaming that she, also of Washington, lies dead in St. Louis, killed by a man whose Jealousy she had aroused. The murdered woman?Mrs. Katherlne Moran?and her husband separated two years ago. With her thirteen-year-old son, Raymond, she went to St. Louis las.. February, accompanied by Albert Shuie of, Washington, who yesterday killed her, it is reported, and then turned his weapon uron himself, inflicting wounds from which he shortly afterward died. Learning that his wife had gone to St. Louis, Arthur Moran left this city early in May. stating that he was going away to make higher wages, as he was sure that his wife would bring divorce pro ceedings, and that he Intended to fight for the possession of the boy. Will Hot Contest Claim. Today relatives of Mrs. Moran, includ ing her mother, two brothers and a sister, | all of whom reside in "Washington, say [that the father haa prior claims on the child, and that they will not attempt to prevent his securing possession. Attorney George H. Macdonald, Moran's attorney, and George Moran, a brother, who is a member of the metropolitan po lice force, are unable to get In touch with the father, however, and what dis position to make for the time being of the child is a problem that is proving diffi cult to solve. . . ? That Moran expected his wife to bring 1 divorce proceedings was admitted this morning by Attorney Macdonald. who said that, at his client's request, he had communicated with the clerk of the court In St. Louis in order that he might be ad vised immediately after proceedings were brought. . It has been the one ambition of Moran s life, according to Attorney Macdonald, lo secure possession of the boy, and now that it is possible for him to realize it no one can locate him to inform him of the fact. Marital Troubles Arise. Moran, it was learned today, had been paying money to his wife through the Juvenile Court prior to the time of her departure for the west. The trouble be tween the couple began two years ago, when Moran, It Is said, claimed that his wife was Jealous and that he could not live with her. Mrs. Moran charged that her husband was infatuated with another woman. Separation followed, and later Mrs. Moran brought an action for deser tion in the Juvenile Court. No decision had been reached late this afternoon by members of Mrs. Moran's family as to whether her body will be brought to Washington for burial. It was stated that they have been unable to get In touch with the St. Louis officials, and that until they do it will not be known whether the body will be burled there or brought home. The family has left to George Moran, at his request, all arrangements con nected with the temporary disposal of the child. Mrs. Katharine Thomas, mother of the murdered woman, who lives In Ana costla, at 1600 U street southeast, was overcome by shock occasioned by the. news of the tragedy, and for a time last night serious results were feared, but she Is reported today to be con siderably improved. She la now at the home of her daugh ter. Mrs William E. Potbury, at 1*02 U street. Near her during the day have been her two sons, George Thomas, who lives at 121 M street, and Julius Thomas, who is connected with Gar field Hospital. Comparatively a Stranger. It was stated by members o f the Thomas family this morning that Shule was but little known to them. He worked In a grocery across the street, owned by bis sister, Mrs. G. H. Winkler, and In that way had occasion frequently to see Mrs. Moran. Mrs. Moran, her son and Shule. who' was forty-five years of age, left Wash ington about the same time last Febru ary. Later they showed up in St. Louis. It was learned today that Shule, before leaving, had exhibited to friends in Ana costla three railroad tickets to St. Louis which he had purchased. In 8t. Louts they opened a boarding house. All went well for a time, but Mrs. Moran, who was only thirty-one years of age, and attractive, soon had attentions paid to her. It was said, that were displeasing to Shule. Aoeordlng to accounts furnished by the St. Louis police, a waiter named James 8. Craig, who boarded In their house at 1927 Olive street, was responsible for the tragedy. Mrs. Moran, It Is believed, had told Shule she loved Craig and expected to marry him as soon as she could ob tain a divorce. Raymond Moran was with his mother at the time she was killed and declared that Shule also fired at him. Woman Begs for Life "Don't shoot me! Don't ahoot me! Give me a chance!" Mrs. Moran screamed, as Shule rushed Into her room shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Her ap peal was without avail, as he fired three bullets into her body, one of them strik ing her heart. Then, it was stated, he directed a fourth shot at the boy. Going into his own room adjoining, Shule sent two bullets Into Ms neck, thus exhausting the round of cartridges in his revolver, and to make sure of death drained a small bottle of carbolic acid. He died a few moments later. Shule had been married, but had no children. It Is not known where his wife Is Both Mrs. Moran and Shule were well known In Anacostia, where the former had lived twenty years and the latter five, and where the tragedy has cast a decided gloom over the community. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses have been Issued to the following: William H. Lyon of Tuna, Arls., and Mary V. Hughes of this city. Stella H. Shepherd and Anita M. Denty, both of Fairfax county, Va. John H. Ferguson and Carrie E. Thomas. Charles D. Hlrshberr and Margaret Botto, both of Richmond, Va. Daniel McCnaughey and Hester John son. Pletro Carrucci and Evelina Staffetta. Arthur M. Gibbons and Alice K. Fowler, both of Prince Georges county. Md. Charles N. Stewart of Seabrook, Md., and Bernlce E. Chandler of thla city. George H. Black and Virginia B. SneU tags, both of Stafford county, Va. Ralph Coleman and Lucy J. Harper, both of Richmond. Va. John B. Lloyd and Mary A. Chestlne. Herbert Bk Stewart ot James City county, Va., and Alice M. Walls of New Kent county, Va. James G. Jewell and Marion Collins. Roy Johnson and Jennie Miser. Fttriak 8. Torney of Leaoxdale, Mass., snd Fannie B. Earnshaw of Halltown, W. Va. Harry Cohen and Ida S. Apples tein. A Clyde Morgan off this city and Fsnnle T. Glna of WtneheeterTva. Qssrfe X* Atkins wad Mollle 8. Casey, both of Beulahvllle. Va Gilbert Guess and Jennie HaU. PRIVILEGE OF SEALING UNDER INVESTIGATION Witness Declares Pribilof Is land Herds Are in Danger of Extermination. That the late Senator Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia was one of the lessees of the seal-killing privilege on the Pribi lof Islands, in Alaska, which, it is charged, has been abused so that the once great seal herd is in danger of ex termination, and that Fish Commissioner George M. Bowers of West Virginia, in charge of the seal Islands, was Senator Elkins' personal friend, and was appoint ed through his influence, were a couple of I facts brought out today before the House committee on expenditures in the De- j partment of Commerce and Labor, which is holding the hearings on the Townsend resolution proposing an investigation of j the seal controversy. Pussies the Committee. Inasmuch as Mr. Bowers was appointed flsh commissioner in 1907 and his bureau ] did not take charge of the Pribilof Is lands until two years ago, the commit tee didn't seem to understand why this particular bit of testimony was elicited by Mr. Townsend from Prof. Henry . Elliott of Cleveland, Ohio, the seal ex-1 pert, who was on the stand. Mr. Townsend, after Prof. Elliott had told when Mr. Bowers was. appointed, asked if the latter had ever had any experience to fit him for the position. "I should say not," Prof. Elliott re spond, "but he was well known as a poli tician." "Was he intimately connected with Senator Elkins?" Mr. Townsend Inquired. "He was," Prof. Elliott replied. Kr. Bowers Heard. At this point Mr. Bowers, who was In the room, requested permission to make a brief statement. He told the commit tee he had been at the head of the bureau of fisheries since 180S, and that at the time he took charge the bureau had no connection whatever In any way. shape or form with the Pribilof seal Islands and the killing of seals thereon. It was only two years ago, Mr. Bowers said, that the regulation of sealing on the islands wae I transferred to the bureau of fisheries. Prof. Elliott today continued his testi mony, intended to prove to the commit tee that the Northwestern Commercial Company, lessee of the killing privilege, is carrying on its business in such a way that the seal herd is in danger of being wiped out. I CASE AGAINST HOFFSTOT Nolle Prosse Granted on 62 Indictments in Pittsburg Graft Scandal. PITTSBURG, June 2. ? The further prosecution of the councilmanic graft cases was abandoned formally today when Judges R. S. Frailer, John D. Shafer and John C. Haymaker, in quarter ses sions court, granted a nolle prosequi of all the remaining indictments, sixty-two In i number, except those against Max G. Leslie, county delinquent tax collector, and William Brand, former president of the common council. The latter Is serv ing a term In the western penitentiary. The court granted the nolle prosequi on application of District Attorney W. A. Blakeley, who Bald the commonwealth's cases had been weakened by the death of two Important witnesses, Ollle Hamilton and Charles C. Fitzsimmons, and .also that sentiment In the community had veered around as to the graft prosecu tion. The court also allowed a nolle prosse of the Indictments against Frank N. Holl stot of New York, the banker and car manufacturer, and three other defend ants, the application for which was made some days ago. Charles W. Friends, a well known business man, who pleaded nolle contendere to a charge of giving ex-Councilman Charles Stewart bribe money, was fined $500 and costs. The number of persons Involved in the graft scandal were: Councllmen, 98; bankers, 7; merchants and politicians, 4; Jury fixers, 2. The bribe money Involved was $120,800. The number of persons who pleaded guilty were 54; number of con victions, 11; number of jury disagree ments, 6; new trial granted, 1; number of acquittals, 10; number of individuals sentenced and disposed of, 10, and num ber of individuals pleading -nolle con tendere and sentence suspended, 45. CHASES BTJBGLAB TO STBEET. Norfolk, Va., Woman Teacher Bravely Defends Her Property. NORFOLK, Va., June 2.?That Miss. Sarah Saron, a teacher in Brambleton Public School No. 1 and daughter of the Rev. CMandel Saron, has nerve as well as teaching ability was proved when, finding a negro burglar in her room at night, she lumped out of bed and chased him down stairs and out Into the street. While she and her sister. Miss Mollle Saron, a teacher in Atlantic City Public School No. 1, were asleep In their room in one of the upper stories of their home. Miss Mollle was awakened by a noise In the room, and, thinking it was her father, called to him. Receiving no reply, she opened her eyes to find a negro near her. She screamed and awakened her slater, who took in the situation and chased the burglar to the street. The negro had ransacked the bureau and dumped its contents on the floor. A handbag was found cut open and the knife had also cut into and ruined a pair of kid gloves that were in the bag. Thus far the police have not found any clue to the Identity of the burglar. He is said to have carried very little, if any thing, out of the house. The burglar is supposed to have climbed on a shed and entered the house through a window. JOSS STJTT0N WINS. [ Defeat! Xn. Henry in Semi-Pinal at -Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, June 2.?Play in the women's championships of Pennsyl vania and eastern states at the Merlon Cricket Club, Haverford, yesterday, was far more interesting than on the pre vious days. In the seml-flnal round of the singles Miss Florence Sutton gained another easy victory by defeating her opponent, Mrs. G. Harvey, in straight sets, 0?2 6?2. Summary: Championship singles, ae ml-final rotrod?Miss Dorothy Disaton, Philadelphia Cricket Club, de feated Mki Iaabel Bar re. Merlon Cricket Club, 6?4, 6?7, 6?o. Mia* Florence Sutton, torn An relee. defeated Mrs. Gilbert (Harrey, Buffalo, 8?2, 6-1. DooMn. second round?Mra. W. Hardy end lflas Oera T. Cbane defeated Miae C. William, and Miae M. Oberteuffer, 7?5, S?1. ftetnl-teal rowxl?SIlaa May fia/res aad Miss IsabH Sayree defeated Mra. W. Hardy and Mlsa Clara T. Chaae, 7?6, 2?6, 7?8. Mwa Dorothy Ones aad Mias Florence Sutton defeated Miss ID. Barlow and Miaa E. Caaeell, 6?0, 6?1. Mixed doablss. second roond?Mies Florence Button aad Wallace F. Johnaon defeated Mra. O. Hmrrey and H. Von Wiedner. 6?8, 6?4. Miss May flayreo and ?. D. Thayer defeated Mra. Charlton Tarn all and W. M. Tilden. 6?2. 6?8. Miae Edna Wilde? and H. C. Townaend, Jr., defeated Mrs. W. Hardy sad A. L Hoaklns, i fl?2. 6-1. Oonaolatlon doubles, lint round?Miaa C. Wil liams and Miaa M. Oberteufler defeated Miss , E. D. Williams sad Ml* W. Williams, O-A I 8?6, 6-8. Democrats Have Kitchin Reso lution Read in House. GIVES REASONS FOR TARIFF No Renunciation of tarty Principle, Bat to Secure Revenue. UNDERWOOD BILL ADOPTED Democrats, After Twelve-Hour Sea don, Indorse Plan for Revision. Contrary to Bryan's View. There was a lively exchange in the House this afternoon on the subject of the Kltchln resolution adopted by the democratlo caucus last night, declaring that approval of the Underwood bill shoulud not be construed as renun ciation of the principle of free trade in raw wool. # Immediately after the House met Representative Burleson of Texas, chairman of the demo cratic caucus, called attention to the fact that he had not seen the text of the res olution published in any of the morning papers, and asked unanimous consent that it be read at the clerk's desk. The resolution follows: "Resolved, that the bill revising sched ule K, as presented to this caucus by the majority members of the ways and means committee, is not to be construed as an abandonment of any democratic policy, but In view of the democratic platform demand for a gradual reduc tion of the tariff and of the depleted and depleting condition of the public treasury as a result of republican extravagance, a tariff of 30 per cent ad valorem on raw wool is now proposed as a revenue necessity.'' Cheers and Jeers. When that part of the resolution ex plaining that no renunciation of demo cratic principles was Intended was read the republican side Jeered. When the phra?e seting forth that the depleted con dition of the federal treasury was due to republican extravagance was reached the democrats howled. Then Representative Payne of New York, ranking minority member of the ways and means committee, asked Mr. Burleson if the statement had been made during the caucus that the surplus in the Treasury at present- was between $3,000, 000 and $4,000,000 and that the govern ment was $20,000,000 .better off May 31, 1911, than May 31, 19i0. ??No," Mr. Burleson replied with a smile, "no misstatements at all were made In the caucus." Whereupon Mr. Payne secured unani mous consent to 'print the official Treasury statement for the two days in question to prove his contention. The republican side evidenced an In tention of continuing the discussion along the same lines, but Representative Gar ner of Texas, amid sarcastic laughter from the opposition, cut off all debate by demanding the regular order. Democrats Indorse Bill. The Underwood bill was unanimously approved by a democratic caucus at mid night last night, after a twelve-hour ses sion. Indorsement of the measure in this harmonious fashion followed some rapid and skillful maneuvering by the democratic leaders, who, on the spur of the moment, devised a scheme which effectually disposed of the opposition of the free wool advocates. The resolution, which was introduced In the caucus by Representative Claude 1 Kitchin of North Carolina, which leaves the democratic party open in the future to renew its advocacy of free trade in raw wool, but which commits all democrats to the support of the Underwood bill as a revenue measure, the divergent Interests were brought together Just a little be fore midnight and indorsement of the bill immediately followed. The final vote on the approval of the Underwood bill was made unanimous, but Representatives Rucker of Colorado, Francis and Sharp of Ohio and Gray of Indiana were excused from fidelity to the decision under that rule of the cau cus which takes cognisance of pledges previously given by members to their constituents. Mr. Kltchln's resolution declares that the support of a duty on raw wool should not be construed as an abandonment of ! the democratic policy of free wool. The need for a duty, the resolution sets forth, ! is due to republican extravaganoe, which makes a great revenue essential to pay the expenses of the government. Speaker Clarke, In a brief speech, in dorsed the Kitchin resolution, which was framed at a conference in which he and Representatives Burleson of Texas, the caucus chairman; James of Kentucky, Fitzgerald of New York, the appropria tions chairman, and Mr. Kitchin partici pated. Victory for Underwood. The action of the caucus is conceded to be a complete victory for Majority leader Underwood and the conserva-v tlve, antl-tBryan element in the House. Indeed, all those democrats who are anxious to see the erstwhile Peerless Leader eliminated as a great power in their party are jubilant today over the | manner In which his alleged effort to disrupt the peu*ty by urging free wool democrats to bolt the caucus should a revenue duty on wool be agreed upon failed of success. The days of Bryan's "rule or ruin" sway over the democracy are over, they say, and they are exceed ingly happy as a result. Mr. Under wood was congratulated on all stfes to day, even some of the war horses of the G. O. P., in the House, who are his per sonal friends, taking occasion to say to him in private that they consider he handled a difficult situation with con summate skill and wriggled himself and his colleagues out of a very bad hole. But let it not be thought that because the House democrats wound up their twelve-hour session in peace and har mony that the free wool advocates did not put up the strongest kind of a fight. This would be far from the truth. Representative Francis Burton Harrison of New York, the free wool democrat on the ways and means committee; Repre sentative Ollie James of Kentucky, Mr. Bryan's personal friend and admirer, and others struggled fiercely for hours against the Underwood policy. Their lamenta tions were loud and long, and they did everything but shed tears. Mr. James, calling attention to the accusation that the peerless leader had attempted to dic tate to Congress on the free wool Ques tion, denied that Bryan's open statement on the subject was anything more than an indorsement of the initial action of the ways and means committee. Thirty days before Mr. Bryan issued his statement, Mr. James said, the ways and means oommittee had voted in favor of free wool, but later had reversed its position and adopted the 30 per cent duty pro posed by the Underwood bill. Withdraw Free Wool Amendments. All the free wool leaders offered amend ments during the progress of the caucus, putting wool Immediately en the free list or proposing a gradual reduction that would abolish the entire duty within five years. Mr. Harrison ottered the last named amendment. Representative Ren dell of Texas proposed the Immediate abolition of the duty on the raw material. Before the Kitchin resolution and the Underwood Mil were voted upon these free wool amendments wete withdrawn amid demonstrations of enthusiasm from the Underwood following. Just before the caucus adjourned last night Mr. Underwood's attention was called to a dispatch from St. Paul, Minn., quoting Mr. Bryan as severely criticis ing the ways and means chairman for his attitude toward the wool schedule. Mr. Underwood, commenting on the dis patch. declared he would stand on his *1 never'bolted a caucus or *ratched a ticket," he said, "and I am willing to stand on my record in Congress on the tariff and defy any one to And it incon sistent. I have always voted in any tariff legislation for the lowest duties, and If that Is protection, then Mr. Bryan may make the most of it. I was first elected to Congress as a Cleveland democrat and on a platform which advocated tariff for revenue. I have kept the same position, and voted, as did Mr. Bryan, for the Wil son bill, which was a tariff for revenue measure." Asked wh.it effect Mr. Bryan's attitude would have on the wool measure Mr. t*n derwocd pointed to the hall of the House, when his colleagues were in caucus, and said, with a smile: "Mr. Bryan will have his answer in there In a few minutes." AVHTORS' LEGS BROKEN WtfN MACHINE UPSETS Military Observer in Paris Rome-Turin Race and Pas senger Injured at Hyeres. HTERES. France, June 2.?Lieut. Luc ca of the French army and his passenger. M. Hennequln. had a narrow escape from death today while attempting to finish the first stage of the Paris-Rome-Turin aeroplane raoe. Each man sustained a broken leg. The aeroplane was demol ished. The lieutenant was under orders from the ministry of war to accompany the contestants In tha air race on the first leg from Paris to Nice. Upon leaving Avignon yesterday he lost his way in the fog, finally, after wandering for a con siderable distance out of his course, land ing at Marseille. Aeroplane Capsizes. This morning the lieutenant resumed his flight toward Nice. He made a superb start, and the aeroplane was going well as It passed over this city. A short time later, however, the aviator returned to the aerodrome at Hyeres for the purpose of adjusting his motor. When a short distance from the ground the machine veered sharply, and was capsized. Attendants rushed to the scene and the two men were taken from under the wreckage and sent to the hospital. Mishaps to Machinea. FI8A, Italy, June 2.?Aviator Frey, rep resenting Germany in the 1.800-mile Paris-to-Turin air race, spent the whole of this morning trying to repair his ma chine for resuming his flight from Pisa to Rome, but was unable to get his motor working properly. Vidaxt, who broke the left wing of his aeroplane on making a landing at Ce clna, thirty-five miles south of Pisa, yes terday, returned here today and is await ing the arrival of a new machine. LODGER ENDS HIS LIFE IN CARBOLIC ACID - Man Supposed to Be M. Car penter of Clarendon, Va., Commits Suicide. A man supposed to be M. Carpenter of Clarendon, Va., committed suicide last night or esrly this morning at a rooming house conducted by T. O. fitoner. 296 7th street southwest, by drinking carbolic acid. Coroner Nevitt has been notified and will make an investigation. He was between sixty-five and seventy years old. The man, who was comfortably dressed, bad white hair, white mustache and white side whiskers. He went to the 7th street bouse last night and engaged a room. About 9 o'clock this morning the oolored porter was sent to the room to awaken him. When the porter looked into the room the man appeared to be asleep and was not disturbed. Shortly after noon, when tha lodger did not make bis appearance, Mr. Stoner again sent the porter to the room, and it was then that the man was discovered to be dead. In the bed was a tjottle which had contained carbolic acid. The cork had been replaced in the bottle. FIREMEN'S GRIEVANCE REMAINS UNSATISFIED Southern Railway Employes in Conference Today With Mediators. Points at issue between the Southern railway and its firemen are being gone over again today by Judge Knapp ana Dr. Neill. The representatives of the firemen were in conference with the official medi ators until nearly 1 o'clock this afternoon, when adjournment was taken until 2:30 o'clock. According to Vice President H. O. Teat of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen, absolutely no progress has been made toward an amicable adjust ment of the controversy. The Southern officials had no statement to make. Representatives of the carmen, boiier makers, blacksmiths and sheet metal workers of the Southern and allied lines have obtained a satisfactory settlement in their demands and left the city today. According to a statement issued by the American Federation of Labor, the ma chinists are to receive from 1H to 8 cents per hour advance, and the carmen, boiler makers, blacksmiths and sheet metsl workers an Increase of approximately 2 cents an hour. This settlement, which affects about 8,000 men. will apply to the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, Chesa peake and Ohio and the Norfolk and Western, with 0,000 additional man. The approximate advance in wages is more than fl,000,000 per year. Nothing has been done in regard to the demand of the engineers of the Southern for an advance in wages at 23 per cent. General Manager Coapman has been busy with the dispute of the fire men, but will give the drivers a hearing probably Monday. Hew Army Division Heads. When the army is reorganised July 1, the military departments and brigade posts, included within the three new divi sions, will be commanded by the follow ing brigadier generals: Departments of the East, Tasker H. Bliss; Gulf. Albert L. Mills; California, Daniel H. Brush; Columbia, Marlon P. Ma us; Lakes, Ralph W. Hoyt; Missouri, Frederick A. Smith; Texas, Joseph W. Duncan; Fprt Leavenworth (brigade post), Ramsay D. Potts; Fort Riley (brigade poet), Walter 8. Schuyler. Pending the selection of a commander for the new central division, Brig. Gen. Ramsay D. Potts will act aa commander of that division. The eastern division will be commanded by MaJ. Gen. Fred erick D. Grant at New York ctty. and tha western division by MaJ. Gen. Arthur Murray at San Francisco. BRYAN RAPS COURT Denounces Decisions in Oil and Tobacco Cases. < SEVERE ON JUSTICE WHITE Worts of Praise for Folk and Got. Barks. SPEAKS AT ST. PAUL BANQUET Tells Northwestern Democrats He Would Support Govs. Folk or Burke for President. ST. PAUL. Minn.. June 2.?W. J. Brvan. "peaking last night at a banquet of northwestern democrats, did not indicate a preference for a presidential candidate In 1912, nor was any official action taken by the delegates present from the north western states showing their preference for any candidate. Mr. Bryan apoke In high terms of Gov. John Burke of North Dakota and former Gov. Folk of Missouri, both of whom were present. He referred to them as "candidates for the presidency" and said that should either be nominated he would travel about the country and work in their behalf. Col. Bryan denounced the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States on the tobacco and the Standard Oil caaes. He said that Chief Justice White had been waiting for fifteen years to write the words "reasonable and "unreason able," to throw his protecting arms around the trusts, and to tell them hew to escape. Conditions in Senate Bad, Se Say*. Col. Bryan said conditions In the United Statea Senate were still bad, though not so bad aa last year. "Senator MarUa. the minority leader, spends his time try ing to lead the democrats into the re publican net. If democrats are going to stand for protection let them be honest everywhere and not be soared by a few sheep. If they are scared by the bleats of a few sheep, what will they do at the roaring of the bulls and lions of Wall street?" In speaking of the presidential possi bilities in the early part of his address, Col. Bryan said: "If the people of the east knew the people of the weat as well as the people of the west know the people of the eaat it would not be hard to nominate a man like Gov. Burke for President. If he should be nominated and elected there la no one in whom I would have more con fidence than in Gov. Burke of North Da kota. I would travel throughout the land in his behalf. "I am glad that Gov. Folk's name has been mentioned. I have known him a long time, and I know that he does not have to go to Wall street each morning to get his opinions. Folk Says Crisis Has Arrived. Former Gov. Folk, speaking oa "Pro gressive Democracy," said, in part: "A crista has been reached in the af fairs of the republic. The newspapers are filled each day with accounts of thievery and graft. Is corruption becom ing a national disease T Is not the gov ernment itself In a large sense to blame for this seemingly general disposition? "A tariff other than for revenue ia merely legalized graft. There should be no tariff at all merely for the sake ot protection. "It is a question for us not of found ing a new party, but in the preservation of the ideals of the old party. *1>t us in this crisis be conservative in charging wrong-doing, lest injustice be caused in charging where it does not exist; but, once sure of the evil, let us be radical In its extermination. There can be no peace between these enemies and the people's safety. We cannot avoid the conflict with them without beinx recreant as democrats and traitors to our better natures. Progressive democracy is constructive. Should Win Vest Election. Gov. Burke told of the many defeats he and his party suffered before victory finally came. "Why. In number of defeats, my friend Bryan is an amateur compared with me," he said. "It seems almost Impossible to loee the next election. If wo do loee, we ehall have only ourselves to blame. But we do not want to win unless we win right. We are not entitled to the confidence of the people unless we convince them that we have a remedy for existing evils. We must be constructive. We must be in a position to redeem pledges." Representative W. S. Hammond of Min nesota, a member of the -ways and means committee, reviewed the work of the first session of the Sixty-second Congress. He outlined the legislation that haa been passed by the House as indicative of the ability of the democrats to stand together and redeem party pledges. OVER SIXTY LIVES LOST IN MANAGUA EXPLOSION The latest estimate of the number kill ed in the garrison explosion at Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, is between sixty and seventy, according to a telegram to the State Department today from Minis ter Northcott. The confusion and ex citement resulting from the disaster is reflected in the minister's dispatch, which indicated that the air was filled with various conflicting' rumors as to the cause. Some maintained that tt was part of a revolutionary plot, others held the garrison had been struck by light ning. while a third contingent believed it was due entirely to careleaaness with in the fortification. The American consulate general at Managua has been permanently closed and the resignation of Consul General Thomas P. Moffat has been accepted. Mr. Moffat, however, remains a member of the commission appointed by the President of Nicaragua to adjust the finances of that country and settle the claims growing out of the long revolu tion through which Nicaragua has passed. The office was established seveial years ago, when it waa necessary to have some one with semi-official diplomatic powers, only one American minister being ac credited to several of the Central Ameri can states. The necessity for the con sulate no longer exists. FOXESTEB GRAVES UJJujlED. Breaks Bono in Foot While Playing in Tennis Gane. Henry S. Graves, forester of the United Statea, is confined to his apartments in the Highlands, aa the result of fractur ing a bone in his left foot during a ten nis game Decoration day. His condition today, however, was saM to be considerably Improved and it is be - lievevd that he will be able to get to hie office tomorrow, although ho probably will not be able to play tennis again be fore late in the summer. Just how the injury was received Mr. Graves does not know, exeept that he Jumped for "a high one" on the courts of the Bachelors' Lawn Tennis Club and in some way twisted his foot when he came down on terra firms. One of the email bones In the foot waa fractured. The injury ia not a serious one. and It Is not expected that it will leave any seri ous results, except to keep Mr. Graves out of the game for awhile.