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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1912.
3 sat m HE E WILL FURTHER DEBATE ON STEEL TONIGHT Chairman Stanley Is Expect ed to Assail Colonel Roosevelt. FOUR WOMEN ON PARTY COMMITTEE Jane Addams, Miss Kellar, Mrs. C. D. Blaney, and Miss Gordon to Help Plan Progressives' Fight Pub licity to Be Keynote. Following the oratorical pyrotechnics of last night, the House will hold an other session from 8 until 11 o'clock tonight to debate tho reports of tho Stanley steel investigating committee. Chairman Stanley roundly assailed tho Steel Trust, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and other master financier in the House last night. Mr. Stanley will also occupy some of the time of debate tonight, and is expected to turn his verbal bat teries next on Colonel Roosevelt and the Tennesseo Coal and Iron Com pany deal. Congressman Gardner of Massachu setts will elaborate upon the views of the. minority of the committees, twho favor Federal Incorporation of lurgq in dustrial corporations, and as a last ie sort in an effort to curb the trust evil, Federal regulation of prices. Galleries Well Filled. Well-filled galleries hoard tho debate last night when Chairman Stanley was In excellent form. He referred to J. P. Morgan, organizer of the Steel trust, as "a top-notch gambler engaged in the is-, suance of bogus 'stock," and charged that John D. Rockefeller had ruined a famly and Indirectly caused the death of one member In order to obtain and sell valuable ore property in the North west. This latter accusation was based on the testimony of the Merrltt brothers. Outlining the manner in which Rocke feller obtained the ore holdings of these pioneers, Mr. Stanley said: "The story o how John D. Rocke feller got into the steel business Is a strange tale with a world of pathos and meanness In it. It illustrates the sinu ous and silent and pitiless conduct of men who will forego all else in their nearch for millions." Always Paying Tribute. After reviewing much of the matter contained In the majority report of the Stanley committee, Mr. Stanley as serted that In the formation of the Steel trust $500,000,000 in watered stock had been loaded upon the backs of the Amer ican consumer. It was Impossible to live, die, or be buried, he add warmly, without paying tribute to the Steel trust. "The extortion of the Bteel company," he continued, "is due to two benoflclent institutions a holding company and a high tariff. One is helpless without the other." Mr. Stanley spoke for more than an hour and vas followed by Congressman Sterling, a Republican member of the committee, who devoted the mapor por tion of his speech to a criticism of the suggestion of Messrs. Gardner and Dan forth, minority members of the Steel committee, that the Federal Government should regulate the prices of industrial corporations If unable to control them otherwise. Some Lively Colloquies. Congressman Stanley engaged In sev eral llvelv colloquies wtlh members who were Inclined to Interrupt the flowery portions of his speech, and when Mr. Fornes challenged the statement that prices of steel articles had Increased since the formation of the United States Steel Corporation the Kentucklan said, with asperity: "I have time to talk about the prices of pots and kettles. There are bigger things to do. and before this committee finishes with the Steel trust all prices will go down." COLONEL A SUICIDE; COLORS ARE DRAPED High Tribute Paid to National Guard Officer Who Ended Life. HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9. Governor Tenor, commander-in-chief, and Thomas J. Stewart, adjutant general, chief of taff, have issued orders, announcing the death of Col. Gibbons Gray Corn well, of the Sixth Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania, of West Ches ter, this State, who committed suicide In Philadelphia because of financial dif ficulties. The commanding officer of the Fourth Brigade Is charged with tho duty of furnishing the proper military escort to the funeral this afternoon, the colors of the Sixth Regiment are ordered draped and commissioned officers of the Sixth Infantry directed to wear the us ual badge of morunlng for thirty days. A high tribute Is paid Colonel Corn well by Governor Tenor in the order. Rev. E. Hez Swem Announces Sermon CHICAGO. Aug. . With its member ship completed by tho addition of four noted women Jane Addams, Miss Frances Kellar, of the Immigration In spection Bureau, of New York; Mrs. Charles D. Blaney, California, and Miss Jean Gordon, of New Orleans, the na tional committee of the Progressive party today completed its canvass of the political situation in tho various States. The committee expects to get through all of Its labors late tonight. By that time the plans will have been laid for a whirlwind campaign everywhere. A statement of tho oxpenses of the con vention here shows that It cost 17,000 to nominate the candidates. Tho "gate receipts" were $19,000. . Tho campaign or the Progicsslvo party has alieadv started. Lpsjng no time after the termination of one or the greatest conventions the country has ever known, the national com mittee of tho new party outlined a general plan of aggressive political work to promote the candidacies of Roosevelt and Johnson, and to impress upon public attention the great bill ot human rights, which forms the plat form. Tho dominant feature of the campaign Is to bo publicity. Colonel Roosevelt and Governor Johnson will themselves be the most active speakers. It Is planned that they shall both make speeches in nearly every State In the Union, and as many as their strength and time will permit. But, in addition, thero will tw hun dreds of other speakers, many of them the men and women who participated In the convention, and have gone forth as crusaders In tho cause thev believe to Ibe that of humanity. To Be Volunteers. These men will all be volunteers. Probably no campaign ever conducted has had the number of enthusiastic volunteer workers which thlB Progress ive cause has already brought forth. Inspired by the purposes which form the basis of tho whole movement, theso men and women, who In themselves represent tho assured public Interest In tho movement, regard It as a personal duty to go out preaching the doctrine of social and economic Justice. They resrard It a patriotic duty to fight the social and economic evils which have produced Intolerable conditions In the nation. While this speaking campaign prom ises to be of tremendous effectiveness, the national committee will supplement it with the distribution of literature, all explanatory and in advocacy of the principles presented in the platform. It Is generally agreed that If these principles can be made known and an adequate public understanding obtained of the purposes they will effect and the evils they are Intended to meet and cor rect, there will be little quesUon of their acceptance by tho voters. It was decided for tho purpose of effective organlzattin to divide the country Into five districts, with national headquarters In New York. A vice chairman of committee will beln charge of each district. George W. Perkins was chosen chair man of tho executive committee by a unanimous voto of the committee. No higher manifestation of the confidence of the committee members In Mr. Per kins' sincerity of purpose and convic tion could have been given. Much Enthusiasm. In the meetings of the national -committee there was evident the sanw spirit, enthusiasm, and confidence which prevailed In the session of the conven tion. But it was realized that the new party has a great fight to make, and that only by hard and sustained effort will resuts be obtained. Most careful and systematic organiz ing of the Progressive form In every political discussion In every State will be started at once. The national com mitteemen now In each State will be In charge of this work In each State, with such assistance and advlco as can be given by the national and district head quarters. Then, after the effects produced by calm consideration, and notwithstand ing the tremendous difficulties to be en countered and overcome, the enormous task of forming entirely new organiza tions in every political district of the country and the great advantages pos- sessea oy me oia parties in tneir ma chine organization, backed by SDeclal interests and by all the forces the new movement is to tight, theso men believe tliy are going to win. They do not regard tho campaign as a political one In the general accept ance of that term, but a great moral campaign, which will appeal to and arouso an lmmedlato response from the awakened moral sense of the nation. "A Blunt Man Who Amused Folk." This 1b the subject of a sermon, by the Rev. E. Hez Sworn Sunday night in the Centennial Baptist Church. The pastor says he believes In pick ing out the kind of subjects that will attract attention. Motor Line to La Plata, Md. Starting Monday, August 12, high-class, easy-riding, 16-passenger Wilcox Coach leaves La Plata 7 a, m. Route through Waldorf, White PJatns, T. B., and Clinton, arriving In Wash ington 9 a, m. Leaves 628 Pa. Ave. S. E. 4 P. M. Arrives La" Plata, 6 P. M. I Semmes Motor Line I 628 Pa. Ave. S. E. I CIIAS. H pu CIIAS. AV. SEMMES. MT. Phone Lincoln 1031. NICARAGUA HALTED Bf THREAT TO LAO MAR m Public enthusiasm over both the ticket and tho platform Is growing constantly, and lh tho contlnuanco of Its growth tho members of the national committee scp the prospects of victory in the elec tion. There Is moro than mero satisfaction felt In the ticket itself. There is great pride. Tho men and women who took part In the convention proceedings that terminated in tho nominations of Roosevelt and Johnson aro proud of their work. Proud of Ticket. They are inordinately proud of the fact that a movement with which they have Identified themselves, and in which they believe with almost religious fervor can command the services and leadership of two such men. In their enthusiasm they declaro tho ticket to be equally strong from whichever end It Is vlowed. Certainly It will be conceded thero Is Justification for this pride. For not in the personal knowledge of this genera tion have two sifch men been brought together as leaders in a great progres sive effort for the betterment of tho nation and all the peopfe of the nation. It was to obtain this perfectly bal anced ticket that the convention, with """ 'l1 "' the excontlon of the California dele- er.?y cn """'.' gntlon, demanded that Governor John son be named for the Vice Presidency. Johnson did not want tb abandon his work Is California, and California did not want to let him go, but In the face of Bueh overwhelming demand as was actually made by the convention Itself, both Johnson and the Progressives of California surrendered. One effect of Johnson's nomination is that no one can say that it Is a one man ticket, Just as the convention has absolutely refuted and made ridiculous the chargo of tho old political bosses and agents of special privilege, that the movement is a one-man movoment. In the great confidence they place In him, their great regard for his abilities and achievements, the Progressives have undoubtedly added to the prestlgo and the distinction of Colonel Roosevelt himself. But at tho same tlmo they have demonstrated that the Progressive movement la greater than Mr. Roose velt and not dependent upon him. Ho has been called to the leadership, but the call to him is one for service in tho advancement of a great public pur pose. It Is not one to advance Mr. Roosevelt. The Progressives want him because he Is the greatest force In tho country In awakening the public con science. In arousing public spirit, and In creating Interest In the- Progressive doctrines. They want to elect him to the Pres idency, because they know from ex perience that In that office he is the most effective force In accomplishing' for the people the results demanded American Naval Officer Re ports East Coast Inhabi tants Loyal. The Navy Department was today notified by Commander E. A. Durrll, of tho gunboat Tacoma, now at Blu$ fleids Nicaragua, that the people and officials on tho cast coast of the coun try are loyal in their support of tho government. Guns and ammunition for tho loyal citizens will arrive from Hon duras in a few daj'B. General Mcna's revolutionary forces are concentrated in the western section of the republic, and there Is little dan ger to foreigners In tho east. Tele graphic communication between Mana gua and the interior Is still uncertain. The plan of tho United States to land 350 marines at Corlnto on Sunday ap parently has cowed the rebels, and General Mena and his lieutenants have halted their activities near Leon for a conference. It Is believed here that Mena may treat with President Diaz for peace rather than Incur the enmltv of the United States by advancing on Managua and destroying the railroad and prop- TAFT WILL VETO BILL WHICH PUTS, LIMIT ON TENURE Spoils System Seen in Meas ure as It Passed Congress. to meet tb,c needs of the people. '1 no, go eminent troops In the capital noon will lie re-enrorced by regiments hnstllv recruited In the eastern prox -Inces, and the promise of President Diaz to supply food and clothing to the starving noncombatants Is wlnniner him manv supporters. The collier Justin is now on its way from Panama with 350 marines, and when thev land Sunday there will be 450 American fighting men in the coun try. Geologist to Probe Panama Rock Slides NEW YORK, Aug. 9. Prof. James F. Kemp, head of the Department of Geol ogy at Columbia University, has gone to the Isthmus of Panama, at the invi tation and expenso of the canal com mission, to give tho engineers the benefit of his expert knowledge. While the object of his visit has not been made known, it Is understood he will try to obviate tho trouble encoun tered by the canal engineers in the Culebra Cut, where great slides of rock and earth still Interfere with the work. Another matter that may engage his attention is the outbursts of gases along the canal cut, first reported to be of volcanic origin and, therefore, causing uneasiness, but which have hecently been attributed to other causes. The canal officials have always denied that the landslides or the gaseous outbursts Indicated any permanent obstacle. We believe this Is the only store in Washington where you can be fitted in a Straw Hat Just When You Want ANOTHER Straw Hat D. J. 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Ave. (Continued from First Page.) hag pltiod a premium upon unfaith fulness oh tho part of employes. Con Krcsuman Gardner of Massachusetts, who will be a stanch supporter of the President In defeating the limitation clause, tukes the position that It would be Inhuman to oust faithful Govern ment clerks, especially tho superannu ated on"?. There aie various other members of Congress who will back up Mr. Taft In fighting for tho defeat of the men sure. ' Ono of the chief arguments based upon n humanitarian view of tho situation will bo that the majority of Government clerks now aro scarcely able to make ends meet and that the salaries .ire not commensurate with their services. When the superannuat ed clerks are retired many of them ar-j thrown on the world. Despite the ef forts that have been made from tlrr.o to time to have Congress enact a syn tem of retirement and old-age pen sions, tho legislators have consistently rebuffed all propositions. In nearly all business enterprises life tenuro anu pension systems have been iidopted. Contrasting this system with the plan advocated Lv Congress, the latter Is shown to be Illogical and un businesslike, and the obnoxious clause Is today being condemned by every true friend of the Civil Bervlce law. COPIOUS RAINS IN IOWA PRIZE PUZZLE Plausible Theory- Is That Dam Explosions Are Responsible. KEOKUK, la., Aug. J. Does explo sive energy produce rain? That Is tho question, that Is filling tha cigar, stores, cafes, soda fountains,' country stores, and family circles with 'animated dis cussion with a thirst for scientific re search. The discussion Is the outcome of tho enormous crops which are being gath ered by the farmers within fifty miles of this point in Iowa, Illinois, anQ .Mis souri. In the construction of the great water-power dam In tho Mississippi river at this point It has been necessary to shoot dally great quantities of high explosives, as much as flvo tons of nltro-gelatln being set off in one blast. Borne people believe 'that the heavy and frequent blosts have been the cause of general and copious rains which Ihavo come at proper Intervals during tho growing season. Others of a scien tific turn of mind scout that theory, and point to records which show that tho rainfall here during 1912 Is 7.3 Inches less than normal, but tho fact remains that never have tho rains fallen in this vl clnltv at such beneficial times as during the past season. Whether this s due to tho blasting In tho water-power con struction works or whether It Is duo to ordinary causes no one can say. Safety oft Railroads As First Consideration ERIE, Pa., Aug. 9. Asserting that eighty persons have been killed and manv Injured on railroads of high repu tation because of "lazy, careless actions of railroad men," General Manager D. C. Moon, of the Lake Shore railroad, today issued an admonition to engineers, conductors, and trainmen on his road. "Safety Is the first consideration, so never take a chance," declares tho official. FIRST STEP TAKEN TO GET JAIL TERMS UNDERSHERMANLAW Interstate Commerce Com mittee Discharged From Consideration of Bill. A step in tho direction of legis lation to provide for prison sentences for those who violate the Sherman law was taken In tho Senate today, Sena tor Kenyon's motion to discharge tho Interstate Commerce Committee from consideration of hlB bill to make prison sentences Imperative for violators of the trust laws was passed. Tho motion was passed without a fight. Senator Clapp, chairman of the committee, sanctioned It, in view of tho fact the committee did not have time to take It up further this session. In response to questions by Senator Smoot, Senator Kenyon said he would not press the bill for passage this ses sion unless the session should be pro longed. The action taken places the bill on tho calendar, when It can be forced to a vote next session. The failure of corporation Senators to fight the motion of Kenyon today was a surprise. It appears they were unwilling to go on record against the bill at this time, and hope to kill tho bill by protracted debate If It Is pressed, Senator Kenyon Intends to urge the matter with all reasonable insistence, and, If nothing Is done this session, to force It through next session. C. & O. Net Income. NEW YORK, Aug. 9. In a state ment this afternoon the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company reported that Its net Income for the fiscal year end ing June 30 was $4,274,205. showing an In crease of $1,045,921 over 1911. 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