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Secretary Wilson's Remark
able Statement Produced
At Hearing.
Government Employes At Uncle
Sam's Expense Aided Users
i Of Benzoate Of Soda.
"I want to say frankly to you gen
itlemen that the Referee Board was
organized and put into action for the
very purpose of conserving the inter
ests of the manufacturers, so you
would have a safe hearing. And
that being the case, it Is the best the
Government can do, and when we
get that Information from them what
svould you have us do?"
That Secretary Wilson, addressing
a group of saccharine manufacturers
in May, 1911, used the above words;
was demonstrated to the House Com
mittee investigating the creation of
the Remsen board and the DrWlley
charges today. The committee re
ceived the original stenographic copy
of the Secretary's remarks.
"Safe" Changed to "Sane."
It also received a corrected copy. In
which some one, evidently the Secre
tary, had changed the original from
''safe hearing" to "sane hearing."
H. P. Willis, a newspaper correspond
ent, recently told the committee that
he heard the Secretary's statement and
substantially quoted it. His testimony
was objected to by minority members
of the committee on the ground that
the stenographer's transcript should be
the highest evidence. The stenog
rapher's transcript came today and bears
out Mr. Willis, who happened to be
present when the saccharine people ap
peared before the special pure food
board, composed of Secretaries "Wilson,
dvagel, and MacVeagh.
Secretary Wilson himself is to be
summoned that the committee may
know what construction Is to be put
An his words.
The confirmation of the Willis testi
mony, however, was not the only start
ling development of tne hearing before
the House Committee on Expenditures
4n the Department of Agriculture, which
Is seeking to ascertain wnother the
Jtemsen board was legally appointed.
3t was shown that tne Department of
Agriculture had aided the benzoate of
soda users rather than the State of
Indiana In the controversy which has
raged In that State for several years,
incident to the effort or the State health
Authorities to prevent the use of ben
toate of soda as a preservative.
Dr. Ira W. Remsen. resuming his
testimony, told the committee that
three members of the Remsen board
(testified in the Indiana case In support
Af the contention of the board that ben
toate of soda Is not harmful, which is
fllrectly contrary to the finding of Dr.
JHarvey W. Wiley, who was reversed.
Put In An Affidavit.
Dr. Remsen testified by affidavit. Two
hiembers of the board went In person to
Indianapolis and testified practically
ngalnst the State and in favor of the
benzoate of soda users.
The Department of Agriculture paid
the expenses of the Remsen board mem
bers who wnt to Indianapolis. The
department, it will be recalled, thought
It best that Dr. Wiley, who held con
trary views, should not testify, and the
removal of Dr. Roblson, an assistant to
Or. Wiley, who did testify in the In
diana case and who supported the
state's fight has been since removed
'for the good of the service."
The committee laid considerable stress
upon the fact that the Federal Govern
ment had paid, expenses of wltnsses of
Indiana, and Chairman Moss, of that
State, said he did not see why the
Inembers of the Remsen board had so
broadened the scope of their work as
W take part in the State fight. Dr.
Remsen testified that Secreary Wilson
suggested that the board members
ought to go to Indiana.
"Dr. Remsen did you testify in the
controversy between the State of In
diana and the users of benzoate of
eodar" asked Representative Floyd.
"I gave a deposition," answered the
"Who asked you for your testimony
the State or the benzoate of soda users?"
"I was approached by a representative
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Bryan Keeps Silent on Un
derwood Attack
PETOSKET, Mich, Aug. 3 1VI1.
11am Jennings Bryan, who today
Is lecturing In southern Mich
igan, thus for has maintained
an absolute silence regarding
the action of BepresentatlTe Un
derwood, chairman of the Demo
cratic Ways and Means Com
mittee, who charged Bryan with
being a falsifier for asserting
that the former was a protec
tionist. John M. Hall, of Feloskoy, who
entertained Bryan here yester
day, says the Ji'ebrasknn read
the newspaper comment of Un
derwood's action in silence;
Charge Of Mistreatment By
Husband In Prison
Behind Step.,
RICHMOND. Va.. Aug. 3. To sub
stantiate In detail its theory of how
Mrs. Loul&o Owen Beattle was mur
dered, the prosecution is considering
havlne the body ozhumed at Maury
No autopsy -was performed, and at
the coroner's Inquest the only medical
testimony was that of Dr. Herbert
Mann, nephew of tho governor of Vir
ginia, who made but a superficial exam
Exhumation will also servo to prove
or disprove evidence regarding the wh
Beattle is alleged to have mistreated his
wife some time before her murder, a
ghastly feature of the case expected to
come out in detail at the trial.
The Owen famllv Is reluctant to have
the bodr disturbed, and looks with dis
favor on an autopsy. The Owens want
Beattle successfully prosecuted, but
loath every new development of case
and notoriety involved. Immediately
after the murder the woman's brother
visited all photograph galleries and
warned them acalnst giving out pic
tures. Miss Binford Complains.
Miss Binford again complained of a
toothache todav. but officials suspect
her desire for another automobile ride
is what Is ailing. Henry Beattle today
Invented a new game of solitaire, of
which he 1ft passionately fond.
How to get the blood-stained auto
mobile Into the Chesterfield county
courthouse without tearing down the
side of the old building Is a question
that is puzzling the prosecution.
To Re-enact Tragedy.
The prosecution plans to re-enact the
whole tragedy and Is eager to use the
machine in which Mrs. Beattle was
taken out for tho fatal ride, but doors,
halls, and windows are too narrow.
The citizens of Chesterfield county ob
ject to any tampering with the building,
of which they are proud as an historic
landmark. The courthouse was built
200 years ago with bricks brought from
An anonymous admirer of Beulah Bin
ford began n veritable bombardment ot
attentions this morning, a basket of
fruit was followed by a large box of
candy; then came a packet of rraga
zlnes and newspapers, and finally a
paper-back novel.
The girl professes Ignorance of the
identity of the sender. Her name in
same writing is on all the addresses.
Taft Is Playing Safe
In the Dr. Wiley Case
President Taft has not reached a con
clusion in the Wiley case and the Im
pression is gaining ground that he will
put off an announcement until he can
see what testimony is brought out be
fore the House committee now investi
gating, the Wiley-Remsen board affair.
oS far this testimony has borne out
the Chief Chemist, and has indicated
that the Remsen board itself was paid
by exactly the same means that Drfl
Wiley used in paying Dr. H. H. Rusby.
For his act in hiring Dr. Rusby, Attor
ney General Wickersham recommends
"condign punishment" for the doctor.
At any rate, the President is playing
safe. He will not make his Wiley an
nouncement until he has found out Just
what developments the Inquiry will
produce. He originally Intended to give
out the Wiley decision last week. Then
it was said that he would put it out on
Monday of this week, and from day to
day it has been deferred.
It may be three or four days now
before the President lets the country
know what ho is going to do with Dr.
New Gotham Fire
Chief At First Blaze
NEW YORK, Aug. 3. Two fire alarms
were sounded today when flames burst
out of the top floor of a three-story
factory building, 605-509 Cherry street.
Chief Kenlon responded to the second
alarm and took charge of the first fire
since he was annofntprl phlnf.
on tne nrst noor of the burning build-1
Inrv waa 4 Am II.... ..Vl.i... I
carried to the street before the fire came I
down from the upper floors.
Lower Body's Reapportion
ment Measure Approved
Without Division.
Measure Provides House Members
Shall Number Four Hundred
and Thirty-three.
The Senate this afternoon, without
division, passed the bill reapportion
Ing the membership of the House of
Representatives. No roll call was
asked for by opponents of the meas
ure, which fixes the membership of
the House, after the Sixty-Second
Congress, at 433.
The different States will be en
tiUed to representation as follows:
Representation of States.
Alabama, 10.
Arkansas, 7.
California, 11.
Colorado. 4.
Connecticut, 5.
Delaware, 1.
Florida, 4.
Georgia. 12.
Idaho, 2.
Illinois. 27.
Indiana, 13.
Iowa, 11.
Kansas, 8.
Kentucky, 11.
Louisiana, S.
Maine, 4.
Maryland. 6.
Massachusetts, 16.
Michigan, 13.
Minnesota, 10.
Mississippi 8.
Missouri, 16.
Montana, 2.
Nebraska 2.
Nevada, L
New Hampshire, 2.
New Jersey, 12.
New York, 43.
North Carolina, 10.
North Dakota, 3.
Ohio. 22.
Oklahoma. 8.
Oregon, 3.
Pennsylvania, 38.
Rhode Island, 3.
South Carolina, 7.
South Dakota, 3.
Tennessee, 16.
Texas. 18.
Utah. 2.
Vermont, 2.
Virginia, 10.
Washington, 5.
West Virginia. 6.
Wisconsin. 11.
w. . '
v yoming,
No State will
lose a representative
under the new arrangement. The in
creaso in the membership as compared
with the present House will b forty
two. The bill was not adopted without
amendment. Senator Burton got an
amendment added, which Is intended- to
make It possible for redlstrlctlng to bo
done through the initiative in thosa
States that have this law. All the
Republicans and Clarke of Arkansas
voted for this, and the other Democrat
against it. Burton got another adopted
which provides that candidates for rep-resentatlve-at-largo
shall be nominated
In the same manner as candidates for
governor, unless otherwise provided by
the laws of tho State.
Root's Amendment Beaten.
Senator Root offered an amendment to
keep the membership at 391. This was
Senator Root's amendment, which
Tiould have left the House with the
same membership as now, was defeated
by to 46. Senator Gronna offered an
amendment for Senator McCumber, to
fix the membership at 405. He asked
permission to make a statement for
Senator McCumber, who was absent,
and which was ruled out of order until
the bill had been passed. This amend
ment was defeated by 22 to 47. An
amendment offered by Senator Keed of
substantially the same effect as the one
which Senator Burton got adopted was
Under the measure passed today. Ari
zona and New Mexico will each have
one member of the House, if they aro
admitted into the Union.
Following the passage of the reappor
tionment bill today the Senate made the
Statehood bill the unfinished business.
A vote on this bill will be taken next
Monday, August 7. Talk about the Sen
ate today among the leaders was that
the bill would be passed with the Nel
son amendment which strikes out pro
vision for the recall of Judges in the
Arizona constitution. President Taft
will not sign the bill unless this is
stricken out.
Big Suits For Damages
Against Car Company
Two damage suits, aggregating $25,
000. were filed today against the Wash
ington Railway and Electric Company
In the District Supreme Court.
Florence Morrow, a seventeen-year-
old dughter of William I. Morrow,
1213 Maryland avenue northeast, asks
$15,000 damages from the traction cor
poration. She says she was brutally
assaulted, kicked and beaten by a con
ductor at Glen Echo, July 9, when
boarding a car with her escort. Her
attorneys are Robson & Colvin.
Damages of $10,006 are asked against
the company by Ellen E. Joyce, who
states she was thrown off a Connecti
cut avenue car. M. F. Morgan is her
Major General Carter Is
Ordered To Capital
Orders were today Issued to Major
General Carter, who has been in com
mand i the maneuver division at San
Antonio since last March, to return to
Washington at once. Brigadier General
Smith, the senior brigadier at San An
tonio, wiil take command there.
General Carter on arrival at Wash-ir-.irfnn.
Trill relieve Major General Mur-
ray as assistant cniei oi man,
ill a .. Bun l?nnil,n In tnlA
command of the Western division of ,
the army.
II 1
Admiral Togo's Greeting by Wireless
ul am looking forward with the utmost pleasure to mjr visit to yonr
greai country, and I would like to express my gratitude to Mr.
Taft and his Cabinet for the cordial invitation they biue held out
to me.
"It has been one of my great wishes to Tlslt the United States, and
now that that wish Is to be gratified, I come In the spirit of a stu
dent and an anxious Inquirer anxious to see all that your wonder
fnl civilization has to show, and also to learn something of your
marvelous progress In science, manufacture and commerce."
Famous Japanese Sea Fighter, WJ o Is Expected to Land In New York
Have Thrilling Escape From
Death At Relay, Md.,
Leaving the new $3,800 Mercedes tour
ing car, in which they had been travel
ing, a complete wreck beside the tracks
of the Baltimore and Ohio railway at
Relay, Md., twelve miles south of Bal
timore, William W. Wood, George B.
Lynch, and E. L. Thompson returned
to Washington today with the story of
their almost miraculous escape from
Mr. Wood, the owner of the car, will
endeavor to recover its entire cost from
the railway company, as he, with his
fellow passengers, place all the blame
on the railroad, because they received
a signal from the gate keeper to cro3s
the tracks when the "north-bound pas
senger, making sixty miles an hour,
was too close to make such a passing
The three occupants of the car leaped
out Just before the big engine struck
it, tossing it high in the air and turn
ing It over and over until it fell a bat
tered mass several hundred yards away.
The body of the car was torn com
pletely from the trucks, and the heavy
steel and iron parts were reduced to a
pile of Junk.
A strange feature of the accident was
that the gasolene tank, which rested
on the rear axle, next to a wheel,
which was torn away, was not even
punctured. The lights continued to
"We were on our way back, to Wash
ington from Baltimore,"" said Mr. Lynch,
when seen at Mr. Thompson's garage,
643 Maryland avenue northeast, this
morning. "Coming down the hill to the
Relay crossing we noticed the gates
were down and I stopped the car. Then
the gates were raised and we were told
to go ahead.
"The road does not cross the tracks at
right angles, but crosses diagonally.
We had been traveling along wet roads
and the front wheels of the car skidded
when we hit a high rail. This headed
the car up the track. About that time
the gate keeper yelled to hurry up. It
was impossible to get the car out,
though, I did reverse and back It some.
Mr. Wood and Mr. Lynch Jumped out,
and I followed them Just in time to see
the engine pick the car up and shoot
It forward. The company Is to blame,
because the rail stood above the cross
ing fully two Inches."
tee capita
Leviathan Will Attempt To
Reach Harbor Late
NEW YORK, Aug. S- Racing down
the Atlantic coast, with her big tur
bines whirling to capacity, the Giant
leviathan Lusltanla is speeding against
time to get her nose opposite the quar
antine station by 10:30 tonight. If she
does, Japan'B greatest hero, and one of
the greatest naval officers in the world,
will sleep tonight in a hotel in tlfis
metropolis. If time wins, Admiral Togo
will remain onboard until morning. The
hero of the world's greatest naval bat
tle comes here as the guest of the
American nation and will be the recipi
ent of such honors ai are seldom ac
corded by a democracy to the represen
tative of a monarchy.
From the moment ho landB until he
crosses the border into Canada for his
Far Eastern home, the ranking admrial
of the Japanese navr. nicknamed vari-
ouslThe Silent' One," "The Ogre,"
the Demon Heihachlro," and the
"Nelson of Japan," will follow a set
program arranged for him by the State
and Navy Departments of this Govern
The Lusltanla will be met off Quaran
tine by the revenue cutter Seneca on
board of which will be Capt. Templln
M. Potts, chief of the office of naval
Intelligence; Chandler P. Hale, Third
Assistant Secretary of State; MaJ. Gen.
Fred D. Grant and staff; Lieut A. B.
Cook, of the Navy; detailed as personal
aide to the admiral during his stay here;
Baron Uchida, Japanese ambassador to
the United States, and Commander
Hanlhara, first secretary of the Japan
ese embassy.
The admiral will have tomorrow morn
ing free to rest, with the exception of a
formal call on Mayor Gaynor. He will
leave for Washington in a special car
over the Pennsylvania at 3:38 tomorrow
afternoon, and on Saturday will make
ceremonious calls at the State and 'Navy
Departments and on President Taft. In
the evening he will dinewith the Presi
dent. He goes to Canada by way of
Niagara Falls.
Stricken Seamen Brought to Naval Hospital
From Washington Channel in
Critical Condition.
Nine of the crew of the training ship Ozark, lying in the Washington
channel, and one from the gunboat Oneida are in the Naval Hospital today
in a serious condition from ptomaine poison.
They are:
Yeoman Mushall, Seaman Nolan,
Electrician Harmon, Seaman Flores,
Cook Williams, Seaman Wear, ,
Cook Johnson, Seaman Scott.
The men were taken sick Monday, and their illness was traced to deviled
crabs, which they obtained permission to put on the menu for Sunday
night's supper to vary the regulation navy rations.
For two days the men lay in the Naval Hospital, and the physicians
there believed that their condition was critical.
The Ozark is the old monitor used as a training ship by the District
Naval Militia and while she is not on practice cruises or maneuvers, has
lain at the Washington Navy Yard for some years.
While not In use by the Naval Malltla,
a navy detail Is kept aboard her and Is
In charge of Chief Gunner Sinclair.
Gunner Sinclair says that on Sunday
night the men reijucsted that the
"cookie" be allowed to fix some crabs
fo rthem, an dthat he gave his permis
sion. Sickness among the men did not de
velop until Monday, when Yoeman Mu
snali and Electrician Harmon reported
at sick call that they were In pain.
There is no surgeon stationed on the"
Ozark at this time, and it was not prac
Youngster Once Paid Mark
ed Attention To Girl
Father Is To Wed.
NEWPORT. R. I., Aug. 3. Vincent
Astor, son of Col. John Jacob Astor,
with a company of companions, greet
ed his new step-mother-to-be. Miss
Madeline T. Force, and his father,
when they arrived here today on the
Astor yacht. Noma. This served to
emphasize the difference in ages be
tween Colonel Astor and his fiancee,
as young Astor is two years older
than the girl who is to be his moth
er. '"he party, which also Included Mrs.
Force, mother of Miss Madeline; her
sister, Katherlne, and several friends,
went J;o the big Astor mansion where
it is understood the date of the wed
ding la to be settled.
It is believed the pair will be mar-
ried early next month. Because of the
decision of the New York courts for
bidding him to marry again in that
State as the guilty party in a divorce
action. Colonel Astor will be married
here. It also is Ukely that the cere
mony will be moderately quiet.
Society gossip here had it today that
Colonel Astor was first attracted to Miss
Force by the attentions his son Vincent
was showering upon her. Vincent met
her on the tennis courts, and found her
such an excellent opponent that he pre
vailed upon his father to play a lew
sets with her. The Astor-Force romance
was born on the tennis courts.
Simon Is a Fugitive
On a Coal Schooner
Refused refuge by the crew of the
warship which he purchased for Haiti
only a few days ago, the deposed
President Simon is today on board the
little American coal schooner French,
lying in the harbor of Port au Prince
waiting for the passenger steamer to
take him to Jamaica tomorrow.
Thi nAws was received at the State
Department today in a cable from
Minister Furniss. ine city oi -on au
Prince is in the hands of the rebels,
ht . committee of public safety ap
pointed upon the demand of the diplo
matic corp is guaranteeing tne saioiy
nf fnrolomers and their property. The
city water is cut oft despite the pro
tests of the foreign ministers at tne
ticable to take them to the navy yard
for treatment, so Lieutenant Blnelalr
called up the Naval Hospital and made
arrangements to have the men taken
In a short time the other six men were
taken sick, and by Monday evening
eight cots in the hospital were occu
pied by eight very 111 seamen, whose
pet aversion now is crabs.
The other twenty men who make up
the Ozark's present compement, are be
ing watched carefully, but It is thought
rtnat they are now Quite free from dan
Curtiss Calls It Up In Sen
ate, But Absence Of a
Quorum Defeats It.
The outlook for the passage of the
loan shark bill by the Senate is today
more dismal than ever.
Senator Curtiss made an unsuccessful
attempt to get it considered, but when
the bill came up on the calendar Sena
tor Heyburn objected to Its considera
tion. Senator Curtiss then moved to
take it up. The chair put the motion,
and it was declared carried,, but so few
Senators were present that Senator
Reed demanded a roll call. The roll
call showed the absence of a quorum.
Senator Penrose then moved to adjourn
until tomorrow, and after considerable
wrangling the motion prevailed.
Owing to the opposition to the bill
in its present form It now looks as if
it would be impossible to get it disposed
of by the Senate at this session.
Shinn Unimproved.
Physicians at Providence Hospital
said todav that there was no noticeable
change In he condition of Harry Shinn,
the eight-year-old son of Harry A.
Shinn. assistant property clerk of the
Police Department, who was accident
ally shot in the back Wednesday by a
Commissioners made favorable report
on bill charging rental for vault space
in public property.
Reapportionment bill passed by Senate.
Lorlmer hearing continued.
Talk of artlournment latter part of
coming week.
House took up cotton bill under the
five-minute rule for debate, and will
pass the measure this afternoon.
The committee Investigating the Rem
sen board heard Dr. Remsen. president
of the board.
White House Callers.
Bradley of Ky. Kenyon of Iowa.
Stephenson of Wis.
Crumpacker of Ind. Parran of Md.
Campbell of Kansk Byrons of Tenn.
Slemp of Va. Kahn of CaL
Madison of Kans. Taylor of Ohio.
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