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Fair Tonight and Thurs
day; Colder Tonight.
KUMBEE 7716.
Congressman, in House Speech,
Replies to Recent News
paper Article.
Mann Tries to Make Point of No
. Quorum, But Sheriey Gains
, His Chance to Speak.
jAfter many parliamentary diffi
culties? Congressman SIma of Ten
nessee added another. chapter to the
Sims-Glover controversy -when he de
livered. speech in. the House late
this afternoon attacking Mr- Glover
aid his recent article In Washington
Mwspapers regarding the sale to the
Government of the Hock Creek prop
erty. Question of- Privilege.
It took nearly a half hour for "Mr.
Btma to convince the House that he
was entitled to rise to at question of
personal privilege, but when He
Aaally sot ,thc, floor .the Tennessee
member reiterated his charge that in
1M Mr. Glover liad attempted to un
load on the Government at' an ex
eass price, land adjacent to tRock
Creek Parte
Mr. "Sims wanted to Insert in the
record -the' 'page article written' by,
"Mr. Glover. Consressman Shirley of
Kentucky" objected, air. Sims' then
.proposed to have the article read
JfitoKtbe .desk.
'Thls isn't a jaoestlon of- personal
prlvaeire."stfaDn(Se,Joe'CanB6ii; "It
Is- fllibu'sTter?If Tl'of ninacolumns
ofstuff. .ltilMUluisterint." .
J&r. Campbell, or Kansas,', said he!
would, objectr to Mr. Sims' speaking-", un
ites the Glover .article was put In the
record.'' " .
"But nobody can object to a question
o'f personal privileges' said Speaker
Clark; banging at the desk.
Denies Jurisdiction.
''-'Except so' far as, this Investigation
ina throw- some light on the. conduct
of thiTDistrlct Insurance department-it
is utterly, without jurisdiction,"' bald
Kr. Carusl.
"Take the Southern building valua
tion, for instance. If collusion could
have been shown between tne companies
and the Insurance department regarding
the appraisement of this building the
inquiry " would have been pertinent as
to his, but this committee has no right
to' investigate the question as to wheth
er the Southern Building was a good In
vestment for these companies. It is
not your part to animadvert upon the
question .of the business policy of these
companies, with which you have noth
ing to do.'
Mr. Cams! acknowledged that Con
gress had a light to legislate concern
ing the Insurance department or insur
ance companies as a class. "But you
cannot single out two companies and
legislate concerning them alone," he
adde. "Congress cannot pick out these
two companies and then under the
guise I mean no offense by the word
of InvestigaUng the office of the super
intendent of insurance, clothe this com
mittee with the power to inquire Into
the matter of the internal management
t.Z these companies which have no re
lation to the superintendent of Insur
ance. You cannot Investigate nor legis
late concerning; these two companies
"But suppose we should And some
crookedness: Just suppose, for In
stance?" asked Mr.- Berger.
"Well, a crook has ,no standing any
hc. hut I am nnt arculnir for
crooks," said Mr. Carusl. I
Verbal Skirmish.
Congressman Prouty and Mr. Carusl
then engaged in a verbal skirmish re
garding the Jurisdiction of the commit
tee. The former couldn't agree exactly
that it wasn't the duty of the com
mittee to Investigate and report upon
the management of the companies un
der the House resolution.
"I think the committee has the right
to call attention to any facts which tend
to throw light upon the Insurance de
partment and Its relations to these
companies," said Attorney CarusL "But
you are told to appraise tne property ,
of the company, which Is a remarkable
demand, why should you appraise It?,
It Is not binding upon anybody. You
are to do It to determine whether the)
Insurance department acted corruptly ,
or Inefficiently In putting a valuation of
J2.000.000 .on the Southern building, but
the Commissioners are not bound to:
take your valuation and probably would .
take that of the assessors. I
"Your sole province and dutv Is to
ascertain the connections between Com
mercial and First National companies '
and the department of Insurunce." i
"Do 5'ou take the position that wo J
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Yesterday's Circulation, 45,612
Contradict Millionaire's Version
of Night Attack on His
Society Folk Hear Strong Links
of Evidence Forged Against
AIKEN, S. C., Feb. 5. The -strongest
links In the chain of circumstan
tial evidence agalnBt Frederick O.
Beach, New York millionaire and so
cial leader, under trial for alleged
assault on his wife here last Febru
ary, were forged by the State today.
Through three witnesses Prose,
cutor Gunter established that foot
prints on a flower-bed in the Beach
yard, pointed out by Beach as prob
ably being those of .the fleeing cof
ored man whom he accused of slash
ing his wife's throat, were in reality
those of a policeman. He also
showed that Beach's Intimation that
the motive for the attack might have
been to obtain Mrs. Beach's earrings,
which he was said to have valued at
between "four and five thousand dol
lars," was illogical,
v, -
v i Jewels Were Imitation.
The .reason .toe. this.- it wasipointed
out! was' becanw tie earrlngsJfound' In
tie, yard and Identlfied-a'rthose oM4iS!ttatmbKmnr7,Vl,"?et.,rE!;il'i
Beach; were, .only imitation Jewels, it
was: established that Beach employed
,lawyers only, a' few days- 'after the- at
tack, although at that time no suspl-
don was entertained that he might
have been concerned In 'the assault
Warrant for Beach's arrest on the
charge of assault -with .attempt to kill
was not Issued -until April 8.
Mayor Herbert E. Gyles was the
State's strongest 'witness today. He told
Of procuring from Beach his gold-handled,
diamond-studded pocketknlfe. On
the blade of this knife were found t
spots which a State chemist has as- , krl Pasha refuses to surrender the Bul
mlrt.A .....I, w. ,..-i. mi, I garians will make a general assault on
serted contain blood corpuscles. The , clty under ,.. of Blig0
jviuie, a gauay on 01 jeweiry, was in- I
troduced In evidence. One blade was
Asked why he bad returned the ear
rings found In the Beach yard to the
defendant. Mayor Gyles said be did so
because Beach told him they were his
wife's property.
Ear-Rings Worthless.
"In my Judgment," the witness said,
"they were almost worthless. I gave
them up as soon as I became convinced
that the robbery theory of the assault
had been exploded."
A. K. Lorenz. editor of an Aiken
newspaper, testified that he went ovr
the yard of the Beach cottnee with
Sheriff Howard on the night Mrs.
Beach was attacked and found some
.hairpins, combs, and the bloody fence
picket These were picked up at a
point on one side of the house where
there were signs of a scuffle.
The witness jald Mrs. Beahc's ear
rings, which he also picked up. were
"worth CM)." being Imitation pearls.
He .admitted verifying the fact that
they were imitation with a pocket
knife. Lorenz was one of the first persons
on the ground after the assault on Mrs.
Beach. He swore that his search of the
yard failed to reveal any footorints
leading away from the residence,
although he said several people had
'anterns with which they looked the
ground over.
He Claims Footprints.
S. E. Holley, a rural poli'eman. tes
tified that the footprints on the flower
Led which Beach was nald to have
pointed out as likely those of his
wife's assailant, were his own. Tne
witness also declared that when he
asked Beach as to the value of the
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
"I'll Go on Hunger Strike," She
Vows, on Conviction of
LONDON. Feb. 5. Miss Sylvia Pank-
hurst, daughter of Mrs. Emmellne
I Pankhurst the militant suffragette
; leader, today was fined 310 In Bow
street and given the alternative of serv-
, lng fourteen days In Jail
"I accept neither." Miss
said defiantly. "I shall go on a hunger
strike If I am
nm InrlfA itn
Miss Pankhurst was sent to a prison
She was arrested on the night of Jan.
uarv 28. when 1'remler Asaultn with
drew the franchise reform bill from the!
nouse oi 'commons, ansa x-annnurai
tlfld that h wan nnlv trvlnc- to
Drotect "General" Mrs. Flora Drum-1
mond from the brutality .of the police I
.when she herself was arrested." 1
Arabs Join Turks in Desperate
Battle OvejRoute to Con
Bombardment of Sultan's City,
Object of Greek Fleet, Is
Delayed. ,
VIENNA, Feb. 5. The desperate
battle between the Turks and Bul
garians in the Peninsula of Gallipoli
was resumed at 'sunrise and heavy
losses were reported on both sides.
Seasoned Turks and Arabs from
Asia Minor to the number of 45,000
are engaged, and the Bulgarians en
countered greater resistance than
they ever had at Chatalja
The object of '. Bulgaria's flank
movement in Gallipoli Js to capture
the Dardanelles' fortifications, and
open the way for the bombardment
of Constantinople by the Greek fleet.
Flee From Adrianople.
A Sofia dispatch said that all foreign
ers and ndncombatants. have lot
Adrianople. A large part "of the Holy
City was reported .burned.
SOFIA. Feb. 5. The bombardment of
Adrianople stopped at ,11 o'clock last
night and today the Bulgarian com
mander, under flag .of truce. Informed
Sbukrl Pasha, ' that -the cannonading
. would: ceaA'.far twiitv.four Bour
r .Later a dlspajch -frara the front said
snmed. It was -supposed that ShukrI
Pasha had dec!iiid to' surrender, and'
that the Bulgarians .broke' their agree
ment ror the respite,
The respite was given the. Turks" that
they might sui
nder the Holy City.
ii tney
refused to
caDltulate. flrlnc
would be resumed at the expiration ot
the twenty-four hours,- when the 'Bul
garians .said they would fire the entire
city and burn it up.
Army Moves Wearer. .
One wing of the Bulgarian army today
moved up a mile nearer to Adrianople,
and the outposts of the enemies' now
are less than 200 yards apart. If Shu-
Shevket Pasha, wrand vlslcr. this af
ternoon "departed" for Chatalja, and it
was believed that the Turkish troops
would take the Initiative against the
Allies there when he reached the front
Insists Tree She Chopped Down
Was Dead, and May Pro
duce It.
When Mrs. John B. Henderson, wife of
former Senator Henderson, and wealthy
society leader, is arraigned In the Dis
trict branch of the Police Court tomor
row morning on a charge of cutting
down a tree without a permit she will
make a vigorous light against the Dis
trict Department of Parking tt uphold
a contention that the tree was dead and
a menace to pedestrians.
Truman Lanhan, superlnendent of
trees and parkings, testliicd when Mrs.
Henderson's two employes were fined
for takln? nart In the affair, that tne
tree was not dead. Since the Issuance
of the second warrant for her. Mrs. Hen
derson has been busily preparing plant
to prove her veracity.
Representatives of the boclety woman
appeared at the Police Court today
and nuked that witnesses be summoned
to prove that the tree was dead.
Mrs. Henderson has ordered her
workmen lo place the tree In the loft
of her stable In case she Is called nj)on
to exhibit it lo sustain her contention.
Jlrs. Hendert-on telephoned to Superin
tendent of Trees and Parking and of
fered to send her automobile to the DIh
trlcl building for him to let him see
the tree.
With th coming of spring the syc
amore tree will be replaced by a Noi
way maple. Workmen were engaged
today In the removal of the roots and
the preparation of the soil for Im
planting of its successor. Care will
he exercised by Lanham in selecting a
l.n-nhv n nH iip.tutifiil sDccimen one
which will not be a subject for crltlclnni I
to residents of the neignoornoou.
In order that the tree may be assured
of a healthy growth under the most
favorable weather conditions tne plant
ing will be postponed unm aiwui aphi
1. to plant a ireo ai um um
cording to Capt Mora tuook
slstant Engineer Commissioner.
be a wnste or money.
Havlnir accented the offer of Mrs.
Henderson to defiay nil expenses, the
CommlHloners, nfter the tree Is In place.'
wll send herl a bill of damages, which
will amount to approximately W.
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llrhted trains via. Southern Railway.
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Prepare to Make' Backers of
the Project Disclose -Their
It was made' plain today that the
hearing of the subcommittee of the Sen
ate District committee In charge of the
La Fbllette bill, to prevent the mergers
ot local public utility concerns through
holding companies organized outside the
District or through other means, 'will re
solve Itself Into an Inquiry by Senators
Into Just what plans are afoot for a
merger of the public utilities of Wash
ington. Senators are not willing to proceed
the dark In this matter. They will in
sist that the men back of the movement
to form a huge merger of District pub
lic utilities, disclose their purposes and
show their hand.
Senator Curtis, chairman of the sub
committee, has been informed by lead
era In the merger movement that they
will set forth .their plans In full and
have no objection to doing It
The expectation was that a hearing
would be held today by the subcommit
tee. Commissioners Judson and John
stop and Corporation Counsel Thorn
were on hand, and so were Senators
Curtis and Kenyon. Senators Brlgxs j
and Paynter were in. however, and the
subcommittee was left without a
quorum. Under" the circumstances. Sen
ator Curtis announced he would post
none the hearing and would call one as
early next week as possible.
Wife of Florida Senator Is
Unanimously Elected Head
of Congressional Club.
Mrs. Duncan U. Fletcher, wife of the
Florida Senator, was unanimously
elected president of the Congressional
Club at regular annuaT meeting of the
club toduy. An eleventh hour scheme to
enter a number of candidates against
Mrw. Fletcher failed lo materialize.
Following annual reports by Mrs.
Roberts., the retiring president and other
ofllceds, Mrs. Fletcher's name was put
up for president as the result of the
promary of a few weeks ago. The other
primary-chosen candidate, Mrs. Claude
Hwanron, had withdrawn, leaving Mrs.
Fletcher the only candidate of record.
Following the unanimous election of
Mrs. Fletcher, the club members pres
ent voted In one ballot for the vice
nresldcncles and other offices. Mrs.
John Sharp AVilllams withdrew as a
candidate for the third vice presidency
and Mrs. Pomerer.c of Ohio was named
in her steud.
For first vico president Mrs. Briggs
defeated Mrs. Cnllop 93 to tt.
Mrs. Gore was elected second vice
president, getting 7 votes to Mm.
11 ayes' 60.
Mrs. Cooper was nnmed third vice
president. She received "6 votes to 51
for Mrs. Pomercne.
Mrs. Lloyd, for fourth vice president,
beat .Mrs. Klnkhead SO to 50. ,
Mrs. Padgett was elected fifth' vice
prenldent. receiving 91 votes to Mrs.
runck's 39.
Mrs- low
owner was elected recording
secrutury, Mrs. Raker was chosen cor
responding secretary, and Mrs. Fred
Dennett was named treasurer.
Havana, Atlantic
Florida Special."
All "east coast" po'nts reached. All-steel
electric lighted Pullmuns. 4 ltd. trains
daily. 1406 New York ave. n.w. Advt
Children's Bureau
Undenuood Grandpa.
, To One Youngster and
Another Is Namesake
Congressman Oscar Underwood,
who has just turned .fifty years
and looks ten years younger,
entered the grandfather class
Ivyejrer&jcMr.- Undejreod's,son,
jjwaoju. jQ&frroiugaain. aia
telegraphed the House leader that
he is the father jof. a girLr
Mr. Underwood was advised,
also, today that one of his ad
mirers; whose last name is Kldd,
had named his latest arrival Os
car Underwood Kldd.
"I wonder if they'll call him
O. U. Kidd," Mr. Underwood Bald
to his secretary.
Taft, Wilson, Marshall, Roose
velt, and Clark Among Those
Invited to Senate Memorial.
President Taft, President-elect Wilson,
Vice President-elect Marshall, former
President Roosevelt and the most dis
tinguished array of guests that ever at
tended the memorial services for a Vice
President In the Senate, will be or have
been Invited to attend the exercises next
Saturday In the Senate chamber In
honor of Vice President Sherman.
The list of speakers has not yet been
given out. but it was unofficially stated
today that the President and the Speak
er of the House would deliver addresses.
This will Ixj unprecedented.
The committee In charge, headed by
Senator Root, gnvo out the list of the
guests to be Invited today.
The list Includes Uie President and
CnliltiAt lilt, ,(.nr,tnrj nnH nlri- Pres-
lilcilt-lnfl Ullann gnil Vlc President-
eli-ct Marshall: the 8upreme Court .U '
officers and retired members thereof:
the Speaker and House, former Sena
tors, former President Roosevelt and
former Vice Presidents, Members-elect
governors. Senators-elect, judges of the
principal courts In the District former
Speaker 'Celfer, the Diplomatic Corpt-.
army nnd navy officers, and numerous
other Important officllas.
It was at first the Intention not to '
Invite Colonel Roosevelt or any other
retired officials. But his pain was
changed at the last minute. Most ot
the invitations have gone out and
r. n .vo.
others will go out at once.
Waiter Acused of Having
Passed Forged Check
Charged with forgery. Riley Adams,
a colored waiter, was arrested today
l Central ..: 1 urtlves Kvans nnd
OTlAti Tt ! all.fwl thnt Arlnmi naitKPfi
tn Francis V. Htllyard. Jeweler, at 117
Seventh street northwest, a chock lor
KM, bearing the alleged forged signa
ture of George It. Ilowwin, of 1711 Lom
bard street, Philadelphia. Adam.-i told
the detectives, they say. that he found
the check on the Ktreet In Plladtlphla
some time ngo.
Eleven Men Are Rescued
From Sunken Lightship
Kleven men, lashed to the towers o
the Bermuda lightship Swastika, were
rescued by the American fcchooner
Viking within less than an hour before
the ship sank. Captain Tllton. of the
Viking, reported to Consul Jleycr, at
Bermuda, today, that his ship stood by
until the Swastika sank.
in Wilson Regime
, Photo by O. V. Back.
Widow oi Congressman Put in
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Announcement of1 the launching e
the campaign of 31x Lydfa Cooke
Wlckllffe, widow' of Congressman Rob
ert W. Wickllffe of Louisiana, at. the
time of his death one of the most pop
ular members of the tower house of
Congress, for chief of the recently es
tablished Children's Bureau of the Fed
eral Government, was made today by
friends of the Southern woman. The
announcement created something of a
sensation In political as well 'as social
circles, where MVs. Wickllffe la well
She hopes to succeed Miss Julia. C
Lathrop, who was placed In charge of
that division of the Department of Com
merce and Labor when It was created
a few months ago.
"I think a Democrat should be given
the position after President-elect Wil
son comes to Washington," Mrs. Wick
llffe said today. "I have been a work
er for the party a number of years.
Aid Is Promised.
"I have been promised the support of
the Democratic women In Washington,
and of a number of Democratic wom
en's clubs elsewhere. What steps shall
be taken right away toward furthering
ray candidacy I am unable to 'say at
this time."
Mrs. Wickllffe, a Kentucklan by birth,
and prominent In social circles in
Washington as well as Louisiana, where
she has spent a large part of her life,
first gained national prominence when
she originated the Dolly Madison break
fast Idea which was so successfully
carried out In Washington some time
ago. The Idea Is said to have been en
tirely her own, and from every stand
point, including that of finance, it was
a succchs. Several dollars remained In
the treasury after all expenses were
paid. At the time, associates of Mrs.
Wickllffe suggested showing their ap
preciation of her work by making her a
present oi a pin 10 ne purchased with
the SUrpIUS.
xnis .Mrs. wickllffe ob-
Jected to, and at her suggestion this
-'m, as well as contributions made by
her associates, was used In purchasing
milk for babies of a French settlement
in Louisiana In which Mrs. Wickllffe
Is Interested.
Known in Society.
Besides occupying a conspicuous place
In social circles In her native city of
Louisville, and later In T.niii.i. .iti..
,,, ,n wshimrtnn .-onUi,,. .
" o-.., .w ii H.AII1IQ HtUJ
ickllffe has
given special attention to the care and
treatment of babies, especially those of
the poorer classes. This first-hand
knowledge, her friends say, is too valu
able to be expended In small setlements.
It should be given as wide a circulation
as possible. For that reason, they say,
she should be placed In charge of the
Children's Welfare Bureau If a change
Is made by the Incoming Administra
tion. Mrs. Wlckllffo has been a widow since
lust June.
She will stay In Washington Indefinite
ly, dividing her time between Mrs. John
Mason Brown, a cousin, at the Farra
gut and Mrs. Chump Clark.
Kaiser's Second Son
Narrowly Escapes Death
VIENNA. Feb. 5.-Prlnce WUhelm
Eitel-Frlederlch. second son of the Ger
man Kaiser, escaped death today when
an express train on which he was
traveling from Bucharest to Berlin
crashed head-on into the rear of a train
of oil tanks, near Medlaschu.
The collision caused an explosion of
oil, and the blazing fluid was thrown
over the wrecked coaches, setting them
a tire.
Mahy persons were reported to be fa
tally Injured.
Eighteen Pages
Committee of Prosecutors Hits Brief in District
Court of Appeals Advocating Jail ftr
' Gompers, Mitchell ami .Morrison for A!
leged Contempt of Court
A voluminous brief setting, forth reasons why Samuel
Gompers John Mitchell, and Frank Morrison, officers of
the American Federation of Labor, should serve jail sen
tences for alleged contempt of courkwas filed in the Dis
trict Court of Appeals today by the "cqmmtifee of pros
ecutors." The labor leaders were, adjudged irt contempt by the
District Supreme Court for alleged violation bfcthe injunc
-tion issued December 18; 4907, prohibiting the American
Federation of Labor from carrying on a boycott against the
B'uckspStoye and, Range Company of Si Louis. .
Jj." -w. - .- V W- '
f resident uompers was sefliencea xo nreivvmonins
m,jwrry Presided ':
?1inr Mbrriscra to sdc irtDoflfctfctjiawetsenttrtksra were if
imposed upon their; 'fii-ci?vidjrfe
Choices Probably Will Not Be
Mtde Public Until After
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 5. The anxiety
of politicians In Washington and else
where and the impatience of newspa
pers to discover who Is going to be In
the new Cabinet has apparently bad no
effect whatever on President-elect Wil
son, who Intimated today that he might
not announce his Cabinet until he is
"I have not arrived at any decision
even as to an approximate date on
which I shall announce my Cabinet
said Governor Wilson, replying to a
question. "I find that In times past it
has frequently happened that no an
nouncement .has been-made until In
auguration, or the 2d of March. I re
member that the public was kept guess
ing on Mr. Cleveland's second Cabinet
until the names were sent to the
When asked If that recedent would
be followed. Governor Wilson said:
-J hone not but I mention it to
show that there Is no imperative need
for an early announcement
Governor Wilson flatly denied the
report that the Democratic currency
crosrram contemplates a guaranteed
of bank deposits.
"Mr. Glass did not mention the sub
ject when ha discussed the proposed
legislation wun me.- ne aaiu, -uu
t received a letter from him today
saying the report that he had said
such legislation would be urged was
wholly a fabrication."
Overworked Rules Committee
Will Then Be Asked for Spe
cial Rule.
Adding to the troubles of the House
Rules Committee, which is already pos
tered with requests for special rules,
the House Committee on Judiciary will
report late this afternoon the Webb
bill to restrict the shipment of liquor
Into "dry" errltory.
Tho "white rlbboners" will Immediate
ly ask the Rules Committee for a spe
cial rule and the members of that over
worked committee would much prefer
to sidestep the liquor question during
the remainder of the session.
The Web bill would give the States
right to exclude from their confine
liquor intended for salo in cotnmuntits
where local laws fotbld such sale an.l
the passage of the bill would be a blow
at the "Jug trade."
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Arguments This JKoatk.
The principal coateatiesa advanced
were' that the proceedings were criaalaal
and that the statute ot limitations
should bold. It was also argued that
the lower court did not have the laaer
eat power to- punish for ceateaapt
Arguments on the Issues will be heard
by the Court of Appeals February X
and 2S, the court having allowed extra,
time. Each aide is usually limited ta
two hours.
The brief filed today was prepared by
Attorneys J. J. Darlington, chief ot the
committee of prosecutors; Daniel Dav
enport, of Bridgeport, Conn.; James HI
Beck, of New York, and United States
Attorney' Clarence B." Wilson. The first
three appeared as counsel for the Bucks
Company In the original boycott litiga
tion. Attorneys Ralston. Slddoas & Rich
ardson, of Washington, and Judge Alton
B. Parker, one-time Presidential nos&l
nee on the Democratic ticket, represent
the labor leaders, and will argue the
case. In the upper court this month.
For the most part, the brief filed to
day Is confined to legal arguments, only
occasionally referring harshly to tha
respondents. The brief contains 115
printed pages, and sets forth In a com
prehensive .manner the whole history
of the contempt proceedings.
In conclusion, the brief, avers that
"our legal annals contain no such prece
dent of willful and defiant disobedience
and contempt of the court's authority
as existed In this case."
No't CrneL
On the contention ot the respondent's
counsel that the punishments Imposed
by Justice Wright "were crul and un
usual within the meaning and Intent ot
the Constitution of the United States."
the prosecutors say:
"We understand the point of this
specification to be that a sentence' to Im
prisonment in Jail for one year, nine
months or even six months by a Fed
eral court for contempt of its authority
Is void because In conflict with the .Con
stitutional prohibition against the in
action ot cruel and unusual punish
ments. "The respondents' brief attempts to
sustain this claim by. saying that when
these sentences were imposed there was
no. pending litigation or private right
to be subserved by the punishment In
flicted, and that no 'public disorder
had attended the respondents attacks
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
Met at noon.
Interstate Commerce Committee will
give hearing next Tuesday on physical
valuation bill.
Hearing on anti-merger bill for the
District Is deferred by District sub
committee. '
Electrocution bill amendment submitted
by Department of Justice.
Senator Chilton speaks In bis' own de
fense In Senate.
President Taft will speak at Sherman
House met at noon.
Congressman Sims delivered speech at
tacking C. C. Glover.
Bills on Wednesday calendar consid
ered. Arguments' were b.Vw ifore the In
surance Investigating' ".iflimtte.
The currency reform hei;s Were, re-
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