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-(-? THE /DAILY PRESS Is the only- ,hevyspaper published in Newport News that receives the full jiews report of the Asso clatcJ Press. VOL. XII, NO. 2G9 fSBS 10 fight ii manufacturers. Labor Orpizata Come Out Strongly in Favor of a War to the Knife. Will RAISE FUNO FOR PURPOSE Unions Claim Thnt Manufacturers' Acscclation is Bringing too Much Pressure to Bear Upon Them, While Latter Claim It's a Fight to Have Unions Live Up to Contracts. (By Associated Press. I NORFOLK; VA., Nov. 12.?That there will be war to the knife between tho American Federation of Labor and tho National Association of Man? ufacturers was evidenced today at the morning; session of the American Fed? eration of I?ibor here. The Federa? tion baa already taken the aggres? sive! by looking to the establishment of a fund to light the manufacturers through its executive vottncll. The whole cry is that undue pressure is being brought to bear by the manu? facturers of tite country against orga? nized labor, much to the dotitment of tbe latter, it is claimed. On the other hand the nianufac Hirers conilmt this in a statement is? sued today from .lames M. Van Cleave, president of the National As? sociation of Manufacturers, In which he holds the object of the association is to put labor unions on n basis whereby they may be held responsi? ble for their contracts. As an In? stance the pending court proceeding in New York of tho Typothetao dgflilnst the pressmen for the recovery of damages on account of the alleged breaking of contracts by the press? men is cited. On thy Issue made by Mr. Gotnpers today by seeking funds to light tho suit brought by Mr. Van Cleave, ?s president of tho Buck Stove and Range Company, of St. Louis, against President Oompe:s and tho Federa? tion's executive council, the associa? tion comes out llatfooted with the statemeut that it will light tho boy? cott and the blacklist to the finish. The report Which had been circu latCd through the Middle West and on the Pacific slope that there is a shortage of skilled labor in the Northwest and at tho navy yards at Bremerton, was denounced aw errone? ous and n resolution from tho iron trades adopted at the meeting of the Central Labor Council of Seattle last month which was presented, denounc? ed this report as uhtruo and nsked tho press to correct the impression us far ns possible. The Afternoon 8ession. Tim members of tho Federation got down to business ngain at 2:30 p. m., taking up the thread which thoy worked on during the forenoon session. A call was made to the chairman of the various committees which had been appointed, asking if reports were ready, but no meetings of committees had been arranged up to that time. Committee rooms wore then designated and hours set for the meetings tor the dozen or more com? mittees preparatory to an early rejiort tomorrow. Six delegates were refused stats in the convention because of tho affairs of "(ho organization thev represent had not been settled with the parent tody. Pending the refusal of tho delegates to seat in the convention, arrangements were made to have all Indebtedness-settled and the delegates reinstated. Various Invitations were extended to the convention to bold their next moot In er. the most conspicuous of these holna f om Governor Fred Warner, of Michigan, who offered De? troit as an ideal place fo>- the Federn tlon's iO?O convention. Numerous res? olutions, petitions and amendments were filed for 'he action of tho com? mittee on resolutions. For an Eight Hour Day. During tho day the Federation took Itgrcftsivo s-tops towards the estnb llflhmeol of a universal eight hour ? lay in America and began action look? ing to wnvs and means for the raising of a sufficient fund to light this war which tho executive council has bo? gen through the Manufacturers a* Foclnion with an available fund of $1.SOU.000 on hand, but later rigatolfit organized labor with particular aim by the Manufacturers' Association ,-icralnst the efforts or tite American Federation of Lahor for the am'-lior ntion of the conditions of the work? ing classes and "wealth producers" of tho conn try. The Federation authorized Presi? dent Oompoi-H to appoint special cr>m niKtoos for th? consideration of both of those questions, Ihe committees to report during the present sessions. Two hours of the morning session were dovoted <o tho hearing of the annual reports of tho executive council-which was read by First Vice President .fumes O'Connoll. The most promin? ent feature was the revocation of tho Brewery Worker*' charter because of ged continued vlototlous of the provisions of the Minneapolis conven? tion, because the Brewery Work ors' refusal to relinquish jurisdiction over the brewery engineers, Bremen and teamsters, and the report of the court ptocecdiiigs vhlch have boen brought at Washington through the Manufacturers' Association, restrain? ing Uie members of the executive council Individually and officially from placing the good.s of a certain stove concetti on the "we don't patronize" list. Uie report declared was an ef? fort by the "arch enemies of labor" after failure to disrupt all lalstr unions, to discredit the discretion the honesty und Integrity ot the Am? erican Federation of Labor, and it.s Officials and to deprive them of the freedom of speech, freedom ot press an<| freedom ot their personal liberty." Tlie re|>ort arraigns in strong lan? guage those behind the injunction pro. cecdlngs, declaring that the Manufac? ture; v association and their allied in tcreats are "laughing in anticipated glee" at the result they hope to tic complish by their efforts, but which, the report said, are bound to fail. The executive council reported a sat? isfactory conference with President Roosevelt on Saturday last, when the President wo? urged to endorse and urge labor legislation in his coming message to Congress. T? SEE THE FLEET Sill Holed Parly Mng wlti (tie Pr6Eide.it on the Mayflower. FiNAL ABRftNGEMENfS BEING MADE More Vessels Chartered to Carry C02! From Newport News, Norfolk and Baltimore to South America for Use WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.?Presi? dent Roosevelt's present plans for the review of the Atlantic battleship fleet at Hampton Roads on December lti will make a gala day of the Bet's departure. Naval officers are to be accompanied by their wives on the trip aboard the Mayflower and a par? ty is to bo made up to pity homage to Rear-Admlral Ryans aud his men and Join in festivities to celebrate the beginning of the long cruise. The President and party will leave Washington aboard the Mayflower at fi o'clock Sunday afternoon, Decem? ber 16, expecting to arrive at Hamp? ton Roads about 7 o'clock Monday morning. On tho evening of Decem? ber l? ti supper will be given In honor of Rear-Admlral Evans and bis Com? mand. At Hampton Roads the Admir? al and his division commanders will bo received on tho Mayflower. The President will later go aboard the Connecticut, Admiral Evans" flag9hlp. where ho will receive tho captains of the respective ships and even visit other battleships If the conditions on the day of the fleet's departure per? mit. Rear-Admlral Evans, commanding tin; Atlantic fleet, conferred with na? val Officials today respecting various details connected with the coming movement of bis ileet to the Pacific It is understood the President, who is to leave Washington aboard the Mayflower to review tho fleet in Hampton Roads, has invited Secre? tary Meten if and Admit als Dewey, Brownson aud Cowles to be his guests- on that occasion. Charters of foreign vosels to move the coal that will be used by tho American fleet in Its voyage to tho Pacific Bteamofs Rlpley and Tow or gate to carry about fi.OOu tons from Baltimore or a Virginia port to l'ttnta Arenas In the St mit of Magellan, at $4.40 a ton. The British steamers Hormlston Earl of Douglas, Falls of Orchy and the Norwegian steamers Hektor end St. Andrews will cnr:y 25.000 torn from Atlantic ports to Callao, Peru. The Norwegian stenmers Trl-Colot and Tiior and a British steamer have been chartered to carry about 18,00(1 tons from Baltimore or Norfolk tc the navy yard nt Mare island, Cal., nt $'.75 a ton. This coal may go to Mag dalena bay. in which event $0 a ton freight Is to K> paid. Th<? British steamer Mombnsaa is under charter tc Manila to carry .1.500 tons from the Chesapeake at $4.155 a ton freight There vessels will nil load and sail within the next month or si-: weeks Capt. D. H. Mohan has been do Inched from duly In command of the Indiana and will bo assigned as cap fain of the navy yard at Puget Sound December 2. Commander Albert G. Winterhalter who was recently assigned to duty at the naval observatory in fhis city I has been designated by the Navy Do I parfmenl for temporary duty uk sup ; erlntondent, to relieve Rear-Admlra Asa Walker as superintendent upon I his retldement by reason or ago No I vemher 13. Commander Wlnterhnltoi I until recently was in command ?f till gunboat Pnducah on the north eons of Central America. NEWPORT NEA WS JUNGLE GIRL i ! RETURNS 10 GOUMTRY Miss, Ida Veronica olmonton Says She Will Give Sensational Evi? dence al Rext Trial. NOW AT HER HOWE l? PITTSB?RG She is the Woman Who it is Alleged the Thaws Hustled Out of the Uni? ted States So That She Could Not Go on the Stand During the First] Trial. (By Associated Press 1 'P1TTSUUR?, Pa.. Nov. 12?Miss, Ida Veronica Slmonton of this city, whose mum' wan fri'<iu?n..y mention* ed during tho Oral trial of Hairy K. Thaw at Now York, returned home tod iy after spending a yeo.r ami a half in the Jungles of Africa. Con coming the second Thaw trial. Miss. Simonton said: "I will go to New York to testify In the Thaw rase. 1 have not boon sub poened. but will answer a summons from the other side. My testimony will change the whole complexion of the case. The :,tor>' told by Mrs. Charles J. Holman of her being de? serted In London is true. i will not say which side my testimony will la-: vor." Miss slmonton arrived on the steam-1 ship Amerika last Saturday. While aproachlng land a wireless men sage wa-s received hY the captain of the ship asking if Miss Slmonton was I on hoard. "The captain camo to me." said Miss Slmonton, "und said bo bad re? ceived the wireless nnd asked me It I wan there. [ told him "No" and be Marcottled back that ho knew noth 1 lng about me. When the ship dock? ed at lloboken, N. J.,a detective met I her as fho stepped from the gang plank. He followed her to a hotel and sat in tho parlor while she wn.i tliero. He watched her every movc J ment hoping that she would Step In? side of New York State so be oculd servo ti subpoena on her, but she an? ticipated such a move and took a j train at Jersey City. ANOTHER MOVE IN THE MAE WOOD.PLATT CASE United States Senator's Lawyers Want an Impo-tant Affidavit Kept on File In Clerk'3 Office. (By Associated Pr^isi NEW YOHK. Nov. 12?Claiming that the marriage certificate by which Man C. Wood says she expects to prove that she was married to United States Senator Thomas C. Platt. I-; a forgery, counsel for Senator Platt today applied to Supremo Court Jus? tice O'Gorman for an order direct? ing that the certificate and an nlleged admission written and said to have been signed by Senator Platt, that Mae C. Wood Is bis wife be kept on file In the county clerk's office. In support of the application Mr. Platt's counsel Hied an affidavit made by the defendant netting forth that the cer? tificate Is a forgery, that he was never married to Miss Wood and he is con? vinced that he will t? able to prove the letter purporting to have been wrlttr-n by him acknowledging her as his wife was manufacture.) by the plaintiff to be used ns evidence. Counsel for the plaintiff opposed the application. Decision was re? served. CONTENDS MONEY DOES NOT TRANSMIT DISEASE Health Officer of Port of New York Says tho Popular Belief Is a Fallacy. (By Associated Press.) KEY YORK, Nov. 12.?D:. A. IL Doty, health officer of this- port, who for years has made a study of Infec? tious diseases, and especially the me? dium of their transmission, does not ngree with the theorists who contend that money is a transmitter of dis? ease. Dr. Doty sn\s that while bnctorlolO pieal examinations wero presented to show that different forms of bacteria were found on money, practical and carefnl observation bad proved that Infection was enured and epidemics were spread in nearlv nil Instances Illy personal contact with infected per I sons, and more osneclallv with am ,'bulance eases, rather than through ? the handling of money or clothlnc. , He Ravs, however, that too much - needless and ha mfnl ncltation is he ? fug devoted to foe theory that money I ft an neent of disease. He contends t tknt there are mnrtv other conshle-.i ? M?ns tn tho protection of public r health that constitute n real men j ne,-. that ?hou)it take tin the considers, t tlon of the public rather thap condi? tions which are bnsied on theory. VS. VA., WEDNKSDA CHARLES MILLER WILLING TO COME BACK TO RICHMOND ^ Papers Not Quite Up to Requirement* But There Will Be No Further Delsv. (llv Associated Press) LONDON. Nov. 12?The evlilull- !l tlon of Walter Arthur Newman, alias Robert Lewis, alias Oharl?'? Miller,| who Is wanted by the Virginia nuth oiltleg on th" charge of graud la.' oeny ami by the authorities or Newj York lor felouious assault, was Brual <\\ today by the presiding magistrate ut How Btroet police court. The papers In the eitle brought here] by n Virginia detective did not quite fdUll tho rcqulremeutsi but the pris. kior declared his wilUngness to re tum to Araoricn. Under tue English law. Miller, which In believed to be tho prisoner's right natne. must re? main here for n fortnight aft<-r the exii-olltien order is slgT.v'd in order to give ?inn- for apllcatiou for a writ of habaca corpus. GENERAL FRED GRANT TO BE IN RICHMOND TO DAVj Will Arrive There This Afternoon and ' Will Be Guest of Governor j Swanson and Wife. RICHMOND, Va.. Now 12?oenoral I Frederick Dent Grant, cotninnndcr of itu- Deimrtment of the Ens'., will ar? rive in this city this afternoon and will be the guest of Governor and Mis. Swansop at the executive man? sion. Mrs. Grant will accompany her husband to this city. General (Lane and Governor Swan-' son met at the Uxi>o?IUoa. and they have grown to be warm friends. Gen? eral and Mrs. Grant will not be nhle. to spend but one night here, and this will he 03 the guests of the Gov? ernor. Title evening from 8. to 11 o'clock, a reception is t<> bo tendered to Oen? oral and Mrs. Grant by Governor and Mrs. Swaason at the mansion. Invi? tations to this function- have been sent to the social leaders of the city nnd State. On this occasion -.he staff of the Governor will be In attend? ance. Admli-slon to tho mansion will bo by invitation ouly. Today's Exposition Program. DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDER? ACY DAY. Special Features ot the Day. 7:46 to K.30 a. m.?Drill, Twenty third Infantry. 8:30 to 0:10 a. in.?Drill "D" Third Artillery. 9:lo to 10:u0 a. m.?Drill. Sec? ond Squadron, Twelfth Cavalry. 11 a. to.? United Daughters of Confederacy Convention convenes nt Auditorium. 11 a. m.?Guardmouul, Tweuty third Infantry. 1 p. m.--Plnno recital. J. Phil Hps Rowland, Auditorium. 2 to 4 p. m.?Concert, Phlnney's U. B. Hand, Auditorium. 3:00 p. m.?Consumption is communicable, Stereopllcon, So? cial 1-lconomy Uulldlug. 0:00 to 8:00 p. m.?Concert, Phlnney's U. S. Hand, Raleigh court. Stated Program Every Day. 7:30 a. m.?Gates Open. 0:30 to 10:1)0 a, in.?Concert, Exposition Rand, Main Entrancu Stand. 10 a. m.?And hourly thereaf? ter, Kxblbltlon of Wonther Bu? reau Earthquake Recorder, Gov? ernment Building A. 10 to 12 a. m'.?Demonstration of Reading by the Blind, Hoclul Kconomy flulldlr.g. 11:00 a. m.?Playgrounds for all children, Miss Mario Ersklne, Stereopllcah, Social Kconomy I building. 11:30 a. m.?Preparation of ! large weather map from reports j from all sections of the country, i 11:30 a. m.?Illustrated Lecture, ; "Reclaiming the Desert.'' by Mr. C. J. Blanchard, U. S. IL S., Inter? ior Department. Government Building A. 12 nt.?Child Labor and the Na? tion. Dr. A. .T. McKelway and Miss Mario Hunter, stereoptlcon. Soc? ial Economy Hullding. 1 p. in.?Biographic and stere optlcnn Exhibition, Scenes on In? dian Reservation with lecture. In? terior Department, Government building A. 2 p. nt.?Civic Improvement and I Sto:v Telling. I 2.00 p. m.?Biographic Exhibition and lecture. Scenes in Yosemlte I Valley, Government Building A. I 2:30 p.' m.?United States Lifo I Saving Service Drill at Stntlon 3:00 p. m.?Illustrated Lecture, ! I "That Land That God Forgot." by Mr. C. I*. Blanchard. Interior Do I partment. Government Building A. :i p. m.?Prevention and Cure of Tuberculosis, K. G. Houtzuhu, Social Kconomy Hullding. ?1 p. m.?Gardens for City Child i " ren, Henry Gtlscom Parsons. I Stereoptlcon, Social Economy Building. j 4 p. m.?Illustrated Lecture, Yellowstone National Park, by Mr. K. C. Culvor, Government ! Building A. 4 to 0 p. oi.?Preo Public Play? ground, near Mothers and Chil drenH' Building. 1 Y, NOVEMBER l?, 19 EMPEROR WILLIAM NOI LOOKING FOR FAVORS Secretary of German Fore'gi Of? fice Says Visit to England lias No Political Significance. Ruler of Great Britain Tenders the Emperor a Banquet in the Historic Hall of St. George in Windsor Cas? tle? Ambassador Seid Among Those In Attendance. (By Associated Press.) WINDSOR, Eng., Nov. 12?lu the historic ball of St. Qootro at Wind sob castle Kins Bdward and Queen I Aloxnnrdla Rave a stato banquet this evening In honor <>f tho German vis Itors. Tlic hall, wliicii for centuries has been associated with the Order of the Garter, was decorated with the banners Of th.> principal knlgh's ol tho order, while the tables wore ad? orned with the famous gold plate, one of tho groat heirlooms of the sovereigns of England. Dopaitlag from the usual customs Klag Edward and Emperor Wlllam Sal side by side, with tho queen on tho right and tho ompross on the left. Around the taldes. which wore set for 130 RUCetH, there was gather? ed a most brilliant company. Includ? ing many members of (he British royal house, suites of the visiting sovereigns, cabinet ministers anil for mr cabinet ministers and ambassadors and other diplomatic ropreontatlves, Aic'-mg the ambassadors was Mr. Whltelaw Held. King Edward proposed the health of Emperor Wllfain, who made tin Ichowledgement In a j-horl speech, closing with n toast to the English king. Politics Not to Be Discussed. "There In no lutnation of discus? sing at Windsor any concreto pollt cal quceiton" raid Herr von Schoen, secretary of the German foreign or flee, who is accompanying Emperor William on the hitter's visit to Eng? land. "Gorgany and England being In the happy position of having no act? ual political qm-fitiniiH outstanding; but. WO hope that tho emperor's visit will bring about a renewal or old time alfectlonate relations between the two countries. Their relations al? ways have been cordial, but thlH la not enough; thorn Is on Increasing dos-Iro that they become Something more. Gormany doe.j, .uot look for any specially doQhed political agree? ment or understanding that might give rl?o to apprehension In tho case of any other power. My hope simply la thnt -the relations between the two 'governments may become more closoi? ly assimilated to the not only cordial but affectionate relations existing be? tween the reining hotises." SACKS CONTAINING $20,000 MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR Paymaster and Guard Were Sitting Over It, Met Nobody, and Yet Cash Was Stolen. (By Associated Press) TRINIDAD. Col., Nov. 12?The sum of $20.000 belonging to the American Smelting & Refining company, which was to be used to pay the employes was stolen near Trinidad last night. The money was taken from a buggy which was being driven by the pay? master am) anothor man. No n.T rV>sts have been made, but two men are under suspicion. I Abraham Thompson, the paymaster, accompanied by Jim Willems, a guard left here at dut*k to drlvo to Coke dale, the biggest camp operated by the company. The money which wits jin two onuvas sacks, was placed unr der Iho se*>*. Thomson says they on c< untere,. ono enronto to tho ramp, but when they arrived at Coko .d.ilo and the miners had fnrmed In line to receive their pay. it was dis? covered that the, money was missing. I Thompson and Williams immediate )y retraced their tracks for several miles, but found no trace of the tthievos and returned tv> Coftodalo, where they notified the sheriff by tel? ephone. Somo of the miners engaged horses and rode over tho surrounding country, but mot no suspects. ?SMALLPOX SCARE UPSETS CHICAGO UNIVERSITY New Cases Among Chicago's Students May Prevent Big Football . - Game With Carlisle. ' CHICAGO. U.E., Nov. 12?With the dlecovory of two new cases of small? pox in the University of Chicago to? day a double peril is confronting the Institution, for the city health au? thorities have decreed that the foot jjball players must Ua vneinated, and 1 this may mean defeat In tho game with tho Carlisle Indians here on Nu vor?ber 23. The two students who were found, to have smallpox riro B. M. Phelps, twenty-two years old. a freshman ruodlcnl student, residing In Divinity Ilall, and II. M. Htulloy, nineteen years old, who liven at No. 6843 Mon? roe avenue. Phelps, who is s member or the football teaia of his class. Is said to have made oat a false vaccination certificate, and It Is sold this was lmnded with the boon Ilde documents. Hugo He/deli, assistant coach, wie: Bald to have advised thin IUQV0, but ho makes a positive denial. When Health Commissioner Kyhna heard of the ?|ncell practiced to keep Pbelpe on the rroshiuun leaui, he con? sidered thnt it was possible that other members of tho university teams might have resorted to the ( line device of presenting false e.-r llflcates to prevent their being kept out of the ('.antes on account of sore a*ms. He pave Instructions to have Inspectors sent to the Midway imme? diately and to have another Inspec? tion of the teams made. Lookinn Tor Foraker's Job. COhUMHUS, Ohio, Nov. l??For? mer (love:nor .Innvos E. Campbell, a member of the state tax commission, tod iy said that be in ti receptive can? didate' for United Stat.-s Senator succeed Senator J. 11. Foraker. OREGON rTANK^SHUTS UP posir. But Had Heavy Withdrawals, WAS 8ARRE0 FROM RECEIVING HID, New York Correspondent!; and Port? land Clearinrj House Wanted to] Help the Institution, But National] Bankinn. Act Prevented. (Ily Associated Press) POllTI,AND. . Oregon. Now. 18 ? Tho Merchants Nutioual bank of this city la for the time being In the hands of the comptroller of the currency. Its doors were not opened today bo OAUSU of the persistent rumors which resulted In heavy withdrawals lately. Tim bank It, said to ho entirely sol? vent. With tG.712,0C2 on deposit nt the clove of business August 22 last, whin the comptroller called for a Statement of the condition of national banks, tho batik's liquidation since I that date im? been over V-.'.IOO.OOO, of which amount $l.f>UU,tino lias been withdrawn since the holiday season j l.egau. October 2'J. This rivu means : en average dally withdrawal of cash from the bank of more than $100 000 [and Uio only awilManco It has ro celved baa been the loon of $21)0,000 from tho Clearing House utsoclnfon, which amount equalling the capital mock of tho Iwnk, was the limit al? lowed by the national banking act, Tho Hanover National, the Nation? al Hank of Commerce, and the Mer? chants' National bank, New York cor? respondent's of the Merchant's Na? tional, offered to extend aJl ueeos snry aid, but again tho national bonk Ing act stood In tho way. This left no o'her course than to lay the sit nation before the comptrolcr of cur? rency. WELL KNOmlwSSEF)c BOGUS CHECKS CAUGHT Man Under Arrest is Bolleved to Have Worked Extensively Throughout the Country. \ (By Associated Press! PITT8BWR?, Pa., Nov. 12 ? B. O. I?m!th, alias Paul Hollcway of Fort [Smith Ark., who wxn trrested here rdny clnr?. i with i^sslng aunter Unit* worlhleso che : <R iv this city and 'Who is believe 1 *o have worked 'x Iteiif-ively throughout the ?? >ut.ttry was pcnise<l of oth'-r forgeries today, s. Ic. Hetz, a honker ?f Horner City, I>je\, |t''l<d with the loj.tl authorities ever :.ae telephone to l:'.y mid sieged thai RmHh had passed a check fjr S.-I00 ? nt h';.t while it 'fozon etiu'r c')"._P/ fo* the same amount worn pasted '.t. Imrlnest. men of Uonur City "He had visltieg raids .'rotll CtCtgj Qouid, .John Jacob 4st0'.*, ami many other prominent tnoi,*' ?.n:ri Mr. Metz jover the telephone. Kdwnrd Kcgers of the Carnegie li? brary. Identified the folio containing the pltotographs of prominent men of Washington, Pi nn., which wait four.d ca Smith as one recently Btolen from tin- library. Burgla-a Meet Awful Death. fBy Associated Press) SPOKANE WASH.. Nov. 12.?As n I result of trying out dynamite which they stole, to secure the nitro glyce? rine for safe-blowing, Albert fi. Grant Is dead, Alfred Addison Ik fatally In lured nnd Chnrlen Moore Is lit the city jail with minor Injuries. Tho I dynamite exploded while the men Iwere working wit bit yesterday In the outskirts of the city. Cloudy Wednesday, probably occasional rain in east portion; Thursday, falr| slightly warm? er; fresh north winds becoming variable. PRICE TWO CENTS he will wxm Proceedings Brought by Inlers'ate Commission Will Corns Up Today Before New Yoik Judge BEFENQANI QUESTIONS LEGALITY. Claims Commiscon Hod No Right Ur>. tier the Act That Created it to Ask Him to Make Disclosures That They Did ? Contentions of the Commle mission. (By Associated Proas) NEW YORK, Nov. 12?Tho reasons Riven by E. II. llarrlmau mi to why ho should not answer certain quos IIccjh put to him during an lnvoetlgn tlon by the Interstate Commerce Com mission are s?*t forth in n brief which has' been filed by Former Judge Lev? el t. counsel for Mr. Harlmnu. Tho proceedings brought by tho commls Dion to compel Mr. Unrrimnn to nn ; wer tho questions 1? to como up be? fore Judge Hough of tho Supremo court to-morow. The principal point In tho brief Ih tho contention that the act', concerning which Mr. Hnr rlman was questioned did not relate to Interstate commerco, nor to a vio? lation of the interstate commerce law, bill wore doslgned to compel a din closure by him of tranitnctionsi for which "had they taken placo, neither tho commission nor tho Cungre-us o< the United Mates could, afford a con Btltutlonnl romedy." The brier also sct^ forth that Mr. Htirrlninn does not ndmlt tliat Ihn Interstate Commerco Oommlasloa haa, any pr.werH other than those confer? red by the act or Congress approved Hebruary A 1SS7 njul crtatcmonla ' thereto. The question to which Mr. Harrt man objected rolatod to the purchase of the ?lock of other roads in tho In? terest of the Union Pacific nud to tho payment of dividends and worn r-ar tlcularly to tho $28.000,000 of the Il? linois Central purchoiiod at 1175 n share. Contontioni of the Commission. It Is declared In the Federal brief I that under flection 12 of tho Inter? state Commerce act that the comntiu jalon has authority to Inquire Into the ? mn.niigcni?v'it of business of all com jl>an1<>s doing an Interstate bunnlosa .and under Soctlon 21 Is required on or boforo December 1 of each year to I make and transmit to Congrenn Its report, ltd report to contain such b> |forntntlrri nud data collected by tho : commission as may ho considered of value l the determination of ques? tions connected with the regulations of commerco together with such rec? ommendations as additional loglBla/ tioa relating thereto as the commit* s;on may deem uecestnry. It fa fur tlii-r clainv-d that It uad been hnbl by the Supreme Court of the Unltod Statos; that tho full Informttloii ne? cessary as a basin of intelligent leg re? lation by Congress from time to Itme eta the subject of Interstate commorco cannot be obtained Tor c.tu tho mica established for the regulation of auch commerce ho efficiently enforced oth? erwise than., through tho Instrumen? tality of an administrative body 're-p resentlng the whole, country, always for the general inlorcsis and charged with the duty not only of obtaining tho desired Information, but of com? pelling by all lawful methods obedi? ence to such acts. tl is also claimed in tho brief that 'ho commission has power to inquire into the investments and Bnauolal op 1oral ions pf a carrier engaged In intnr. state commerce. Under this cinuso of the constitution Congrey.-j may cre? ate- interstate corporations, regulato their capital, rates of transportation, the duties of their officere, tho rela? tion of the lino to other line* of rail? way, provide for rates of dividend and dealing* between officials a-.-.d the company. MOVEMENT TO NOMMATF. SOUTHERNER FOR PRESIDENT Representative Democrats of Tennes? see Hold Conference For Purpose of Furthering Plan. ' fTH- Assr.c'ntcd Press) V NASHVILLE1. Teua.. Nov. 12?A. movement to nominate a Southern man for President was given impetus today when 150 representative cit? izens of the State gathered nt. tho capltol and perfected an organisation by electing ex-Ooveivior James D. Por? ter permanent chairman, nnd J. If. Thompson of lledford county, secre? tary. A committee on corr-iSTiondeuco will be appointed and au address Issued to the voters of tho South. President Wood row Wtlfon of Prl.Ticotoa university, Qovornor M. A Patterson and J. Horace Palmer of tho civil coutt of npeals were Invited to address the convention.