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Generally Fair
Tonight and Friday.
Last Edition
NUMBER 7178.
Yesterday's Circulation, 52,426
Sixteen Pages
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Cortelyou, Straus, and Wilson Yielded to
x Corn Products Company, Chem
ist Testifies.
Is Near Death
Proud Young Mother
fylakes Forty-five Miles In
An Hour And Three
All Lines In United King
dom Ordered Tied Up
By the Unions.
Food Famine Threatens London.
, Government Will Insist
On Order.
LONDON, Aug. 17. At 6 o'clock
tonight the officials of the Railway
Employes' Association telegraphed
orders for an Immediate strike to
all local unions throughout the
Unitod Kingdom.
At the last moment Premier As
iquith warned the labor leaders that
ithe government would not permit a
.complete railway paralysis.
The refusal of the railroad men to
accept the government's proposition
for the appointment of a royal com
mission to settle the dispute, was
due to the obstinacy of the compan
ies In refusing to recognize the rep
resentatives of the men.
The government's promise to ap
point a royal commission to Inquire
llnto the trouble was made after a
long conference with the employers,
and was Immediately accepted by
The executives of the railway
unions refused to accept and at once
went Into consultation with the labor
members of parliament
Was Last Hope.
The appointment of a royal commission
was the last hopo of the government to
postpone the strike.
One hundred and twenty-five thou
sand men are expected to respond to
the strike order.
The government took Immediate
steps to prevent complete paralysis
of traffic, and soldiers will be thrown
Into the places left by the workers.
Troops are expected to man the roads
find keep food supplies moving.
Strike leaders nssert they will tie up
every important railrcad in the country,
and that the soldiers will be unable to
mnvc enough ttains to keep Ijondon
unplled with food. The railway man
acers said tonlsht that they believed
fivm 25 to 50 ner cent oC their employes
Mill remain lujaL Offers f large bo
nuses were mad to all men who stand
bv the companies.
Already London and Liverpool, the
central points of traffic, are bristling
with the iruns of the military.
Coupled with the stern measures
adopted by the government come pre
dictions from manv quarters that blood
shed is cwtain to follow
Liverpool Faces
Famine; Soldiers
Will Unload Ships
LIVERPOOL, Aug. 17. Liverpool is
today a beleaguered city. Tne warship
Antrim is guarding the haibor. and up
wards of 5,000 troops are encamped in
the city streets. Everywhere the
threatening guns of the military, con
front the workmen who have been
locked out at the docks, and who now
face starvation.
Tb admiralty is rushing more war
ships to tho harbor. The word has been
given out that tho war vessels are to
protect shipping.
There has been an attack upon ship
ping and the local authorities do not
even blame the strikers and locked-out
workmen for the disturbances in the
The "warships probably will be used
in unloading the vessels on which the
ship owners refuse to permit the dock
ers to work. Troops and seamen will
do the work, side by side, it is said.
There are hundreds of thousands of
tons of provisions in the ship bottoms.
Thev have lain in the harbor for three
ink. while the docks have been closed
and men have been turned away from
woik with the declaration that no
movement of traffic will be undertaken
until conditions are such as suit the
More than 1,000 babies, and double that
number of chilldicn of tender years,
are actually starving to death In Liver
pool today as the result of the shutting
off of the city's milk supply.
In addition all supplies of food stuffs
are already below the danger point and
adults also will be facing starvation
before many hours.
Generally fair tonight and Friday.
Little change In temperature.
8 a. m 77
8 a. tn 82
9 a. m $5
9 a. m S3
10 a. m S4
31 a. m 86
I? noon 01
1 p. m 03
2 p. m 92
10 a. m S3
11 a. m 1
12 noon 91
1 p. in 97
2 p. m OS
Today High tide, 12:56 a. m. and
1 IS p. m. Low tide, 7:39 a. m. and
7 31 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 1:50 a. m. and
2 15 p. m. Low tide, 8:41 a. m. and
8.31 p. m.
Sun rises 5.H;Sun sets 6:52
Colored Messenger Who
Was Arrested In Crusade
Is Released.
Detectives Are Believed To Have
Obtained Evidence Against a
Number Of Employes.
Charles W. Fisher, a colored mes
senger employed at the Government
Printing Office, was released on bond
of $1,000 when he appeared In Police
Court this morning, charged with
being Implicated In handbook bet
ting on horse races. The arrest last
night of Fisher was the first ever
made at the world's biggest print
shop on similar charges.
Fisher will appear In the United
States branch of the Police Court on
August 24. He is charged with hav
ing placed a bet of $1 on a horse
race on August 15. The warrant up
on which he was arrested, charges
that the bet was placed with John
W. Shaw.
The Inquiry Shifted.
The arrest of Fisher is the first made
by the police department for similar
alleged violations, for several months.
Failure on the part of the police to se
cure convictions In the Police Court re
sulted In tho transfer of the handbook
Investigation from the Police Depart
ment to the Department of Justice, and
the United States District Attorney's
Fisher had but little to say this
morning. It is understood that ho has
given the detectives and Government
'Priming Office officials lnfsrmatlon
concerning other men who have
"played" the races, both in placing and
receiving bets.
"With the arrest of Fletcher, the fruits
of a j ear's investigation by Public Print
er Donnelly were made evident.
Rumors that employes at the print
shop were continually "plajing the
races" came to Mr. Donnelly's ears
twelve months ago. Immediately the
"secret service" of the department.
headed by the Public Printer, took up
the work of Investigating them.
Fletcher was arrested by Central Of
fice Detectives Weedon and Burllngame.
Tickets and $12 In cash, it is said, were
found In his pockets.
"How extensively the 'bookies' have
operated at the printing office," Mr,
Donnelly said this morning, "we have
been unable to ascertain. We strongly
suspect a number of other employes,
and It is only a question of time when
we will learn definitely whether our sus
picions are based on real facts.
Rule Against "Playing Races."
"There is an order prohibiting 'play
ing the races' in our department. This
order is well-known to the men. They
also know that It Is a violation of the
District laws Any man found guilty
of making handbooks or placing bets
will be dropped from the service Imme
diately. There Is no excuse for sucn
work. The men cannot plead ignor
ance, as they know what the penalties
will be.'-
Fisher is thought to have been a
"runner" for the other employes. The
detectives say that he collected the
money from the other men and "placed"
It with bookmakers whose names he
claimed he did not know.
The Public Printer has the names of
several employes of the printing office
who are alleged to have furnished the
money which Fisher placed with the
To Probe Stephenson And
Lorimer At Same Time
The subcommltteeof the Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections,
which is directed to investigate the
election of Senator Stephenson, will
meet tomorrow for the purpose of or
ganizing and mapping out plans for the
task ahead of it.
Senator Ileyburn will doubtless be
named as chairman of the subcommit
tee. The Investigation will doubtless be
started late in September or early In
October. An effort will be made to re
port to the next session of Congress.
The spectacle of two Senate investiga
tions on charges of bribery being under
way at the same time will be presented,
thA Ktnnhcnson investigation and the
Lorimer inquiry will proceed at the,
same time, xnis is unpreceuemea in-
the history or tne country.
Black Hand Tries To
Kill Mother And Baby
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. A mother
and her newborn baby were blown
from their bed In the bee-hive sec
tion of Nsw York's seething East Side
early today. The outrage was com
mitted by Italian Black Handera, an
gered because Antonio Cnlarusap, a
retired wine and olive merchants,
husband and father of the victims, had
refused to pay tribute.
That both were not instantly killed
was due to the fact that the bed. In
anticipation of the arrival of the
stork, had, been moved from its or
iginal place to the front of the room.
Police Commissioner Waldo and In
spector Hughes took personal charce
of the detectives trying; to find the
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Nebraska Representative, Near Death
Under Operation for Cancer.
Nebraska Representative Is
Dangeroulsy 111 In Min
nesota Hospital.
Lying at the point of death, Repre
sentative James P. Latta of Nebraska
is at the Mayo Providence Hospital in
Rochester, Minn.
He Is to be operated upon In the hope
of removing a cancer of the stomach
and abdominal adhesions.
Mr. Mayo, tho head of the hospital,
and his brother both believe the Repre
sentative has little or no chance to
No word as to his condition has been
received here since yesterday, but Rep
resentative John A. Maguire. one of the
Nebraska delegation, declared this
morning that he had been given to un
derstand that his associate's condition
is critical.
All of last winter Representative
Latta's health had been falling, and
his condition was such that he had to
relinquish his duties about a month
ago and return to his home in Tekama.
When he failed to Improve with rest he
consulted Dr. Mayo, who diagnosed his
case and advised an Immediate opera-
Mr. Latta is a Deemocrat and a na
tive of Ohio, born in Ashland in 1844.
"When he was but 'a child, his parents
migrated to tho West, stopping in Iowa
and then continuing to the Territory or
Nebraska, locating in Burt county in
A pioneer settler, Mr. Latta was
identified closely with the rise of the
State, and In 1SS7 began his political
career by representing his district Sn
the lower side of the State legislature.
He was elected to the Slxty-nTst Con
grss and reelected to the Sixty-second.
Railway Men Off
On Annual Outing
Carrying huze baskets of good things
to eat, nearlv 500 members of the Co
lumbia Lodce. Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen, and their families and
friends, boarded the steamer St. Johns
at 2.S0 o'clock this afternoon and left
for Coloninl Beach on their fourteenth
annual outing.
The ocurslonists will reach the beach
about 6-30 o'clock. J. J. Cunningham,
master of ceremonies, will start a pro
cram of field nnd track games, lasting
nn hour, as soon as the steamer docks.
After the athletic events the crowd will
have dlnnor and following this there will
be dancing at the casino. The steamer
leaves for Washington at 9 o'clock.
Rats Blamed For Fire.
Rats chewing matches are supposed
to have been responsible for a Are be
tween the top floor -ceilings and the roofs
of the houses, 2316 and 2018 Tenth street
northtwest, this morning. The houses,
which are occupied by George Wlnfleld
and Mildred Brown, were damaged to
the extent of $600.
Last Minute News Toid in Brief
WILLIAMSON-. N. C, Aug. 17.
Heavily armed guards are patrolling the
Jail here to avert the lynching of Bead
Bagley. tho colored man who yester
day shot down Chief of Police White
from ambush. Threats of vengeance
are current
Things began to happen in the Senate
Immediately after consideration of the
cotton tariff revision bill was begun.
By a vote of 28 to 25, the amendment
by Cummins to add a revision of the
Has Traveled A Total Distance Of
Five Hundred And Sixty
Six Miles.
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 17. Harry
N. Atwood, now attempting one of the
most notablo aeroplane flights in the
history of' aviation, reached Venice,
three miles from this city, at 11:28
o'clock this morning. Atwood alight
ed, after covering the distance from
Toledo to Venice, forty-five miles,
in a remarkably short time, to get
gasolene. He took an automobile
into this city and inspected the site
on which he is expected to land.
Leaving Toledo at 10:25 o'clock
this morning, Atwood encountered
climatic conditions ideal for air
speeding. A ten-mile breeze fol
lowed him from the rear, and mado
skimming through the air delightful.
Towns He Passed Over.
The young aviator passed over
Graytown at 10:50 o'clock; Rocky
Ridge, 10:54; Oak Harbor. 11; Lacarne,
at 11:08; Port Clinton, at 11:13; Gyp
sum, at 11:20. and Danbury at 11:22
This Is the fourth day of the air
voyage. Atwood declared on alight
ing hero that if the weather condi
tions hold out he will have no diffi
culty In reaching Boston, by way of
Chicago and New York.
He has traveled 668 miles and "has
been In the air 12 hours and 58 min
utes. Leaves Toledo.
Atwood left Toledo on his St. Louis
Boston flight this morning at 10:20
o'clock, talcing the eastward course
over the lake. A northwest wind of
ten miles an hour aided the aviator in
his progress.
Atwood's first appearance as a littera
teur was made this morning, when ho
Issued the following signed statement
relative to the flight he ha9 undertaken.
"Hie statement is as follows: "New
York first and above evrrythlng else.
That's my slogan. I don't caravan -thlng
about exhibition flights. I am
not a circus performer. But I do want
to reach New York in the quickest pos
sible time. That's my ambition to break
this cross-country flight and I mean
to do it
'Thus far, the trip haa been a picnic
for me. 1 haven't had any alarms at
all. I've enjoyed every Inch of my
Journey. Of course. It's always thrill
ing to speed through the air, but I
haven't even been threatened with a
mishap of any sort. If it continues so,
I shall easily reach New York in less
than seven days.
Condemns Promoters.
"Flights never should be made when
conditions are unfavorable or when
possibly unsafe. Because aviators
often fly at the insistence of promoters.
Hying Is sometimes done when the avi
ators know the will likely result In
accidents. Responsibility for the bar
barous death of William Badger and
St. Croix Johnson at Chicago, rests
with the promoters of the meet."
Atwood arrived at Toledo at 3:57
o'clock yesterday afternoon, where he
snant th ntcrht The lournev from Elk
hart. Ind., 134 miles, was made at the I
rate or 53.65 miles an nour. jusi io
show the possibilities of his machine,
he carried his manager from Pettlsville,
Ohio, to Toledo.
Postoffice Messengers
To Get New Uniforms
Next winter's uniform for special de
livery messengers at the City Postoffice
were selected today by Postmaster M.
A. Merrltt. The contract for supplying
the uniforms, approximately forty-five
In number, was awarded to the Cee and
Ell System, 933 Pennsylvania avenue
The uniforms, consisting of coats,
vests, trousers and caps, will b made
of a gray military cloth, and will cost
J16.40 each. They are to be delivered
October 16.
steel schedule to the measure was
adopted. A moment later an amend
ment by Simmons (Dem. N. C), to re
duce tariff duties on machines used in
the manufacture of cotton was adopted,
36 to 22.
CAMP PERRY. Ohio, Aug. 17.-Cant.
Frederick Heldenrelch, of Washington,
won $15, third prize In 'the governor's
match with 272 competitors, scoring 277.
Private Robert Clouer's 266 gave him
twenty-third money, 46. s.
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To Whom a Daughter Was Born
Daughter Is Born To Mr.
And Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, Jr.
SAN FRANCISCO Aug. 17. It is
"Grandpapa Teddy" today. A daugh
ter was born to Mr. and Sirs Theodore
Roosevelt, jr., early this morning.
Following their marriage, the Roose
vclts same to this city, where Theo
dore, Jr., has been engaged in the car
pet business, and he has been very suc
cessful. It Is stated at the Roosevelt
home that mother and baby are doing
Theodore Roosevelt. Jr., and Miss
Eleanor Butler Alexander were married
In New York city on June 20, 1910, their
wedding being a big society event.
Previous to his marriage, the son of
the former President had learned the
carpet business in Hartford, Conn., and
was made manager of the manufactur
ing company just after his wedding.
Condition Of Berry
Not Changed Today
The condition of "Washington O.
Berry, an aged and highly respected
pioneer business man of the city, who
is critically ill at his residence, 1S37
Twenty-second street northwest, re
mains the same today. Mr. Berry, Wfto
has been prominently connected with
the stove and repair business of the
city for seventy-five years, was taken
111 some time ago, and it is feared that
his strong constitution may be under
mined by the disease.
Mr. Berry came to Washington from
Maryland, when ho was a young man.
His first business was established at
the corner of Seventh and E streets,
where he remained for forty years.
Then he removed to Ninth and E
streets, where he conducted his busi
ness for twenty years, at which time
he removed to another E street build
ing, which he occupied until about
three years ago, when he retired from
Rostand, Noted Author,
In Critical Condition
BIARRITZ, France, Aug. 17.-Edmond
Rostand, famous author and dramatist.
who was Injured yesterday, when his
automobile was wrecked near his villa
at Cambo-lcs-Balns, Is today In a pre
carious condition.
He Is surrounded by physicians, who,
while agreeing that he suffered serious
contusions about the head and body,
have so far been unable to determine
the extent of the Internal injuries.
When the conference report on the
farmers' free list bill was presented to
the House today. Chairman Under
wood moved to recede from the House
amendments and accept those of the
Senate. If carried, this motion will
strike out the provision for free lemons.
Amendment by Senator Simmons to
reduce tariff duties on machines used
in the manufacture of cotton was
adopted, 36 to 22.
Startling Developments in the Wiley In
vestigation Today
Dr. TVfley tells how three Cabinet officers, Cortelyou, Straus, and "Wil
son, abrogated pare food law ns relating to important product of
Corn Products Company.
Charges that thej reversed decision of food law authorities that glu
cose must not be labeled as "corn syrup."
Alleges this was done after vigorous, campaign by Corn Products
people, In which fees were offered for "scientific" opinions by
famous chemists.
Full story of how pure food act has been abrogated by series of de
structive administrative degradations, until its highest chemical
authority Is now a political lawyer, nnd the legal administrative
authorities are utterly stripped of nil power to enforce the act
Most amazing of all the revelations thus far in the Wiley conspiracy
case, came today the story of how three Cabinet members, Cortelyou,
Straus, and Wilson, under the urgencies and insistence of the Corn
Products Company, an $80,000,000 corporation, abrogated the application
of the pure food law to a product of that corporation.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley told the story to the Moss committee. It was a
story replete with the suggestion of money Influence in high places; of
corporate power over administration of the laws, and of tainted science,
influenced by big fees, giving certificate of character to a product turned
out by one of the greatest and most powerful companies in the laud.
Cabinet Divided On Ques
tion, But President Wins
Over Dissenters.
That the Taft Administration has
reached a crisis in so far as it: record
on tariff revision is concerned, and that
this situation divided the Presidents
Cabinet, became known today follow
ing a special meeting of the Cabinet
held at 8:30 o'clock this morning to
consider the veto on the wool bill.
In sDlte of all advice to the contrary
and the argument that such a move
would Jeopardize his political future,
the President will veto the wool bill,
and his message will go to the Capitol
this afternoon.
Four times the Cabinet has been as
sembled to consider the veto idea, ami
the drafts of the message. Today the
final draft was approved, and the proofs
returned to the printing office. When
the prlntled copies reach the v nita
House today, the message will 30
straight to the. House.
Wool Measure Held Back.
Knt until 12 o'clock today did the wool
bill reach the President. According to
thp storv current this morning, bpeaic-
er Clark ordered the enrolling clerk or
the House to hold it up, even though it
was nlimeri hv both the Speaker and
the Vice President early In the day.
Notwithstanding, the fact that be
literally and legally had nothing be
fnm him to veto, the President pro
ceeded with his veto messages yesterday.
and this morning Just as tnougn tne
measure had been delivered Into his
hands. The fact is, the message wa?
originally drafted some time ago.
The scrious'ness of the situation and
the inevitable consequences to the
President's political future caused ilr.
Taft to call In his Cabinet advisers
four times to review the message.
Each time some parts of It ware
stricken out and each time some new
features were added. The whole ef
fort has been to give all possible fcrco
to the President's reasons why he felt
called upon to veto a tariff revision
which he has himself advocated in un
qualified terms. .,..,. v.,
It is said today, too. that the Cabi
net was divided as to, the political wis
dom of a veto, but tfiat Mr. Taft won
the dissenters over to his view of the
situation. , .
Id the outset. It Is said today, Secre
taries Stlmeon and Fisher were strong
ly of the opinion that a veto, under any
circumstances, -would be a. blunder.
They were quoted as saying this much
at Cabinet gatherings.
MacVeagh's Position.
The suggestion had also ben made
that Secretary MacVeagh supported
the view of the two progressive Secre
taries, but that he did not stand out
against the President. He was the
only one of the three Cabinet? officers
holding such views who was in the
cltv and who had been in attendance at
recent Cabinet meetings.
Greatest Shock Yet.
All the sensations that have gone be
fore, since the beginning of the Wiley
Inquiry, dwindled to shrinking modesty
before the one which Wiley sprung to
day. The story in brief is this:
Soon after the food law passed the
question arose whether glucose, labeled
as "corn syrup," should be allowed to
be sold. Wiley considered it a grave
offense, in the way of misbranding. The
matter was taken up, and the food and
drug board agreed that the product
must not be sold under that name.
A decision to this effect was given,
approved by the Secretary of Agri
culture, and sent to the Printing Office
to be printed. It was actually in galley
proofs and about to be officially
promulgated, when it was flatly re
versed by order of the three Cabinet
Dr. Wiley told his story with the air
of one who realizes that it Is his chef
d'oeuver. He told It simply, briefly,
and very plainly. There could be no
misunderstanding of his meaning.
"After the food and drug hoard had
unanimously agreed that glucose must
not be sold as 'corn syrup," " he said,
"the Corn Products Company got very
active. Its agents went out to obtain
the testimonials of eminent chemists
all over the country, that glucose, sold
under the label 'corn syrup' would not
be a misrepresentation or a misbrand
ing. "They sought the most cmluent spe
cialists, in one case that 1 know, they
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
j Senate proceeds at once to consldera-
nun 01 me couon uiu.
Stephenson in'e.tlga:.'ng committee will
hold first meeting tomorrow.
Time of adjournment of session in much
doubt, owing to action of Democratic
caucus favoring cotton and steel re
vision. Statenood bill considered by the Com
mittee on Territories.
Representative Mann criticised Repre-
' sentatlve Llttlepage because he had
Inserted the word "applause" four
teen times in a "canned speech" In ,
the Record.
Representative Underwood called up
the free list bill and moved to concur
in the Senate amendment.
During the. debate Representative Mann
indirectly referred to Senator 1a FoJ
lette as a Colossus astride the Capi
tol. The Wiley investigating committee con
tinued Its hearing.
The committee investigating the Post
office "Department adjourned Its hear-
lng for the present.
White House Callers.
Cullom, I1L Gamble, 8. D.
Townsend. Mich. Perkins, Cal.
Brown, Neb. Brandegee, Com
Smith. Mich. Lea, Tenn.
Culberson, Tex.
Hill, Conn. Bartlett, Ga
Hughes, Ga. Guernsey, Me.
Taylor, Ohio. Hinds, Me.
Smith, Mich. Cooper. Wis.
Nye. Minn. Barnhardt, lnd.
Kranland, Cal. Barchfeld, Pa.
Kahn, Cal. Humphrey, Wash,
Stephens, Cal. Wilson, 111.
Raker, Cal. Rees, Kan.
Hayes, Cal. Bates, Pa.
Needham. CaL Calder, N. T. ,
Butler, pa JJamjU, Mich, .

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