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News Storm Center of The
VARYING ESTIMATES SIT1JTI?N
News That Zslaya Would Avoid an
Snsagenect at Rama and, Maying
.a Detour, Would Strike Blusfieids,
Washington, Special. - Disquiting
. . news received . from. Nicaragua at
. the State Department from o??icial
and unotSciai sources to thc effect
\ that there is danger of an attack by
President Zelaya Js forces being made
on Blaefields; ~ where there are 150
Amerieaus, resulted in orders being
sent by - wi'rless lo thc protected
eruiser Tacoma witn ten guus on
hoard and a full complement of blue
jackets, to proceed under full steam
.to Biuafields, there to join the Des
"Moines and await further orders.
The Prarie, now at. Philadelphia,
has been ordered to take ou board
seven hundred marines mulei* the
command of Colonel Biddle and
steam as soon as possible to Colon.
The importance and significance of
these orders are minimized at the
State Department, where it is said
the "Tacoma has been instructed; to
look out for American interests at
A dispatch of Saturday says:
This city of Blucficlds, the headquar
ieers of the provisional government,
has been thrown into alarm by a sud
den realization of thc strength of jthe
government army against which Gen
eral Estrada, the leader of the insur
gents, had been supposed to have been
making irresistible headway. Estra
da apparently has been hoodwinked
by Zelaya and no one would bc sur
prised if the latter's troops should
appear before the city at any hour.
Estrada is hoping for timely jaid
from the United States.
A staff correspondent of .The As
sociated Press who recently arrived
here has canvassed the situation and
fiuds it less hopeful for thc insur
gents than has been believed.
A. very recent dispatcdi however
\ **-\vs, it is the opinion of Panamaes
that President Zelaya of Nicaragua
is riding for a fall, that he is de
liberately working to bring about in
tervention by the United States, hav
ing chosen this form of humiliation
in preference to the great one of
suffering defeat ac the bauds of revo
For the past sixteen years, during
which lime Zelaya has been in power,
according to the statements of men
.now cn t^ie isthmus who are conver
sant with, affairs in that republic,
Nincaragua has been ruled by a group
. of eight daring, clever and eonseenee
less men, -who have looked upon the
country as their-own.-personal prop
This group-has grown enormously
rich by a '.systematized pillage of the
. revenues of- the States and of indivi
duals. It is estimated that Zelaya is
worth about $20,000,000 gold, most of
which he lhas invested in Brussels
It is said that when, these men
' wanted a piece of property they of
fered about, one'tenth of its value
and forced.'.them to-.take- their offer
by threats of charge of treason be
fore packed courts and juries and had
them shot as traitors. A break was
made when Zelaya refused to be fair
in the distribution of the spoils.
Citizenship For Porto Ricans. ?
ship, without serious inconvenience to
the individual, should he extended to
those who desire it in Porto Rico,
according to General Clarence R. Ed
wards, chief of the bureau of insular
affairs, in his annual report Sunday
to the Secretary of Y^ar. As to
whether this is to be done as a whole
or by individual merit is a matter of
Trees For the Yuletide.
Washington; Special.-Does the
Yuletide Avith its demand for Christ
mas trees prove a menace to the
American forests? This question is
asked of the United'States forestry
service. The subject has received the
serions consideration of the forestry
bureau and the reply has been'sent
out that there need be no danger of
destruction if the cutting of young
evergreens for Christmas trees is
done with discrimination.
Mrs. Reids Cause Advocated.
Washington, Special-The Bilt
more postoffice affair has evidenly
reached the White House and made
some sort of an impression on the
President The -appointment of
Luther, Representative Grant's man,
should have been sent to the Senate
Monday, but it did not appear. Evi
dently somebody at Asheville is put
ting up a bitter fight for Mrs. Reid,
the whoman who held the job. Sena
tor Overman will hold up the confir
mation should the name go in, until
the real state of affairs can be ascer
Should Not Hurry Home.
tion legislation Trill be undertaken by
Congress before thc adjournment for
the holidays. There has been a gen
eral supposition that all measures of
any charcater would be postponed
until after the first of January.
Chairman Tawney of the committee
on appropriations has upset this
scheme by declaring that an appro
priation bill could be prepared and
passed before the Christmas adjourn
ment as easily as not.
Leapold Suffers Relapse.
Brussels, By Cable.-King Leopold,
who has been periously ill for the
past fortnight, but who was believed
.to be convalenscent, suffered a sud
den relapse Sunday, and Iiis condition
is considered very grave. An official
bulletin says: "The rheumatic pains
have disappeared, but the King is
suffering from a disquieting affectio
of the abdomen." Supplement?r;
information indicates that thc affe< -
tien is obstruction of the intestine:
There is present also dropsy of th-.
DR. F. A. COOK
New Attack Upon Him-His Lawyer
Withdraws-Defended hy His Doc
, tor and Copenhagen divine-In a
New York, Special.-The New
York Times presents the remarkable
naratives of two men, made under
oath, declaring that the were employ
ed by Dr. Frederick A. Cook, to fab- j
ricate astronomical and other obser- |
vations for submission to the Uni
versity of Copenhagen, which is
about tv pass upon Dr. Cook's asser
tion that he discovered the North
Pole on April 21, 1908. These men
are George H. Dunkle, an insurance
broker, of 31 Nassau street, New
York and Capt. August Wedel Loose
a sea captain of 437 Thirteenth St., j
Brooklyn. For their labors they were j
to have received jointly from Dr. j
Cook i?4,000 with an additional bonus
of $500 to Capt. Loose upon the ac
ceptance of the records by the Uni
versity of Copenhagen. They say
that Dr. Cook* had paid them only
$260 when he dissappeared on the eve
of the dispatch of his -'records" to
Copenhagen two weeks ago and his j
failure to pay the sum remaining due
them they freely acknowledge td be
their motive for coming forward with
""Accom?anying these narratives
will appear copies.of the affidavits of
Capt. Lc->se and Dunkie affirming
. Another New York dispatch says
Dr. Frederick A. Cook's porsonal law
yer Henry Wellington Wack, has sev
ered relations with his client. Mr.
Wack refused lo confirm or deny his
withdrawal, but it can be affrmed OK.
competent authority that, after( a
consultation with his partners, Mr.
Wack wrote Dr. Cook so long ago as
November 30 that he must beg him
to seek legal advice elsewhere.
A Copsuhagen cablegram of Thurs
day says Dr. Trop, rector of the Uni
versity ^f Copenhagen, says that, the
charges published in The New York
Times against Dr. Frederick A. Cook
are based on pure fiction. Never
theless, he added,1 he would accept thex
offer to examine the documents pre
pared by Loose and Dunkle, which
The Times has agreed to send to
Walter Lonsdale, secretary to Dr.
Cook, who brought the explorer's
data to Copenhagen, also declared
that thc accusations published in
New York and London against Dr.
Cook were totally unfounded.
Dr. Cook is known to be at Pine
Tree Sanatariura at Wells, Maine,
under treatment of Dr. T. S. Pitts for
a bad nervous condition which Dr
Pitts says, however,. is not danger
ous to mind or body and he considers
him as now recuperating.
Cotton Ginned to December 1st.
Washington, Special.-There Avcre
8,878,277 running bales of cotton
ginned from the growth of 1909, to
December 1, as compared with 11,
008,661 for 1908, accord mg to a bul
letin of the census bureau issued
These figures count round bales as
half bales and exclude linters^ Thev
stand against 8,343,396 for 1907 and
10,207,868 for 1906. The proportion
of th last titree crops ginned to .De
cember 1 is 84.1 per cent, for 1908,
75.5 per cent for 1907,"and 77.2 per
cent, for 1906. Round bales includ
ed this year are 133,919 against 201,
480 included for 1908 ?nd 154?636
for' 1907 Sea Island bal"- included
are 77.776 for 1909; 6S,396 for 190S,
and 55,299 for 1907.
The distribution of sea island cot
ton bv States for 1909 is: Florida
25.900*; J3eorgfa 43,11S, and South
Carolina S.752 The total cotton crop
for 190S was 13.0S0,005, and for 1907
is 11,757,822. The corrected statis
tics of the quantity of cotton ginned
this season to November 14 arc S.112,
Alabama 919,575; Arkansas 013.
871; Florida 55,958; Georgia 1,677.
232; Louisiana 237.553; Mississippi
866,950; North . Carolina 536,10^:
Oklahoma 504.836; South . Carolina
998,340; Tennessee 206,357; Texas
2,212,319; all other States 49,133.
Two Battleships Collide.
Washingtn, Special-The battle
ships Georgia and Nebraska collided
Thursday afternoon while engaged in
tactical exercises off the Virginia
capes. The effects of the collision
were not serious and the two ships
were able to return to Hampton
Roads Frday with the entire fleet.
Rivets in the two vessels were strain
ed. This information came to the
Navy Department Friday afternoon
Many Bills Introduced.
Washington, Special.-As an indi
cation of activity in the interest of
legislation, Senators Friday intro
duced more than 350 bills and resolu
tions covering a great variety of sub
jects. Many of these measures fail
ed of passage during the last Con
gress and 80 per cent of them will
receive scant consideartion this ses
sion. Many are' for pensions that
could not be granted under the law.
Washington, D. C., Special.
Emphasizing the statement that all
the first class powers, except the
United States, are providing them
selves systematically with aerial
fleets. Gen. James Allen, chief signal
officer of the army, in Iiis annual re
port submitted Tuesday to the Secre
tary of War, urged the adoption of
a definite plan of aeronautical de
velopment in the armv.
Ice Trust is Convicted.
New York, Special.-Thc Ameri
can Ice Company was found guilty
Friday in the State Supreme Court of
restricting competition in and at
tempting to create a monopoly of he
sale of ice. The jury was out one
hour and forty minutes and when
'he foreman announced i ?ic verdict
he court immediately imposed the
laximum sentence of %'5.r" ') fine, Un
?>r thc "provis'ons of the so-ea?le<
donnelly i-auti-?cnepoly law of tai.
Corporations Should'bc Forced
SECRETARY NAGAL'S REPORT.
A Federal System of Statutory Pub
licity, the Secretary Believes, is the
Prime Need J?
to create a department of the govern
ment which would do for the whole
country what the bureau of corpora
tions has been doing in specific in
stances, and compel complete pub
licity in the management of inter
state corporations, is one of the
leading recommendations contained
in the annual report of the Secretary
of Commerce and Labor made public
Sunda}'. Newer and tighter laws to
stamp out the white slave trade,
which the secretary says is an or
ganized and extensive business, is the
The secretary recommends the fur
ther development of the bureau of
corporations. At the end of this fis
cal year, the department still has
on hand investigations of the lum
ber and steel industries, the Inter
national Harvester Company, concen
tration of waterpower ownership,
transportation by water in the United
States. It was still continuing its
investigations of the tobacco indus
try, the operation of cotton exchanges
-and State systems of corporote tax
On thc subject of government con
trol of the fiscal and industrial
forces, Secretary Nagel says some
terse things and makes some import
ant recommendations. The prime need
of two things is emphasized. First, re
liable information upon which the
government may take legislative aud
administrative action and second, re
liable information in a concise and
available form to serve for the basis
of public opinion. The first step to
be taken he says is an advance to
ward a complete system for obtaining
and making public this information:
The bureau of corporations has de
monstrated the value of this beyond
doubt, in the limited way which its
force and money available would al
NINE FROZEN TO DEATH.
Fish Boat Comm "'ore Psrry Picks
Up Yawl ung Nine Dead
and Frozen ~,?es of the Crew of
the Bessemer and Marquette Ferry
Nh. 2, Which Left Port Tuesday
Erie. Pa., Special.-With her flag
at half-mast the State fiisheries boat
Commodore commanding, brought to
this port late Sunday the dead and
frozen bjxlies of nine of the crew of
the Bessemer and Marquette ferry
No. 2, which J eft Coneaut, 0., Tuesday,
morning, carving 32 men and which
probably foundered in the middle of
For the past 48 hours the Commo
dore Perry has been scouring the wa
ters of eastern Lake Erie for the.
traces of thc car ferry but uni?l a
tiny ten-man yawl was slighted' 15
miles off this port at ll o'clock Sun
day had almost given up hope of be
ing able to ever tell a portion of the
story of tho fate of thc big car ferry.
As the Perry came abreast of the
drifting and half waterlogged yawl
thc men gathered at thc side of thc
fish boat saw that they had arived
too late. The nine occupants of the
boat, which was marked "Bessemer
and Marquette Nb. 4," were frozen
stiff in death. Taking thc yawl in
tow tlie Perry made all steam for this
Ellis Pleads Guilty.
Little Rock.' Ark., Special-W. Y.
Ellis of Pine Bluff, Ark., whose trial
on a charge of murder in connection
with the killing of N. P. Willis of In
dianapolis, Ind., resulted in a mis
trial, late Saturday afternoon enter
ed a plea of guilty of voluntary man
slaughter, appealing to the mercy of
the court for a minimum prison terra.
Thc case was reopened before Judge
Lea in circuit court at the instance
of the attorneys for Ellis
Sues Father-in-Law For $50,000.
Charlotte, N. C., Special.-Sum
monses have been issued by Mr. E. T.
Stenersou against his father-in-law, a
weathey citizen of Baltimore, Md.,
and it is understood that in the civil
suit which will follow in the courts
of Mecklenburg thc plaintiff will seek
damges in the sum of $50,000, alleg
ing the alienation of his wife's af
fections, she being a daughter of tke
defendant, Mr. Stenersou has employ
ed Mr. T. C. Guthrie, and is deter
mined to have his case properly
presented to the courts.
Sets His Sister on Fire.
Luray, Special.-Miss Lillie Goehe
nour, 17-year-old daughter of Mr.
Daniel Gochenour. of this county,
was horribly burned all over her body
The Gochenour family arose early
and thc young girl was assisting her
mother in the preparation of the
morning meal. ? little brother play
fully remarked: "I'll burn you up,"
and. suiting the action to the word,
applied a lighted match to the lower
part ol' her clothes
Sugar Frauds to to Pushed.
Washington, Special.-That the
Department of Justice intends a vig
orous prosecution, in the efforts to re
ceive all money due the government
?is a result of the sugar frauds at i
New York and to punish all who may
have participated in them, is shown
hy thc annual report of Attorney I
General Wiekersham made public
Saturday. "The evidence has dis
close/! a network of corruption, not
confined to the American Sugar Re
A REVOLTING CRIME
Two Women Killed and Anoth
er Will Die.
SAVANNAH IS EXASPERATED!
$1,000 Reward by Mayor For Arrest
With Evidence to Convict the Per
petrator of the Revolting Deed.
Savannah, Ga., Special. - Victims
of a revolting crime, Mrs. Eliza Grib
ble, aged 70 years, and her daughter.
Mrs. Carrie Ohlander, were found
dead in heir home, No. 401 Perry
street, west, here Friday, while a
third woman, Mrs. Maggie Hunter,
found just inside the front door ol
the house, is at the Savannah hos
Physicians state that Mrs. Ohland
er was the victim of a criminal as
sault just before she was killed.
Police believe that the murder us
ing an axe taken from the "woodshed
in the rear of the Gribble home, beat
Mrs., Gribble to death, strack down
Mrs. Hurter and, after assaulting
Mrs. Ohlander iii the wide, long hall
way where the oodies were found, fin
ished his terrible work by beating ir
her skull with the weapon.
Mrs. Gribble evidently was attack
ed from behind as she sat in an easy
chair reading. On the floor beside
her body were found the newspapei
j?he was reading and her spectacles.
One or possibly two blows Avere
dealt her. Her grey hair, blood mat
ted, shows the imprint of the blunt
It is probable th af Mrs. Huntei
was the first to be struck down; that
she met the murderer at the door as
he entered and was struck before she
Then the 'murderer, stealthily ap
proaching aged Mrs. Gribble, killed
her. It is believed that Mrs. Ohland
"er.Avas attacked as she left her room
to enter the hallway, was assaulted
and killed., Mrs. Hunter's skull was
crushed in and her death is a mattet
of but a few hours.
Other theories are entertained bj
searchers for thc murderer but the
police ar proceeding on the theory
that a negro man is guilty. Many en
tertain this theory and feeling is in
tense here because of it. 1
Friday night Mayor Tiedeman o?
Savannah offered a reward of Sl.OOC
for the capture with evidence to con
vict the slayer of .these women,
j It is now almost cetrainly known
that i negro, the negro who was at
first suspected, is the guilty man. Per
sons, have been found who state that
this negro was seen entering the Grib
ble home* with the fatal axe in his
hand, and was seen closing the shut
ters to the windows of the house, and
to leave the premises, all at the hom
when it is believed the murders were
This negro's description has been
printed on hand bills and scattereed
broadcast over the. city and county
with the .reward offer, and all nearby
towns have been notified and are on
the outlook." Police officers in automo
biles have covered all the roads foi
miles surrouuding the city while
posses on foot have scoured the
places where automobiles could riot
Keeping Sectionalism Alive.
Washington. Special.-As a part oi
the fight being made against, the ac
ceptance by the government of the
statue of Robert E. Lee as a perma
nent addition to the Hali of Fame in
the Capitol building, thc Vice Presi
dent Friday laid before the Senate a
resolution adopted by the Michigan
commandry of he Loyal Legion on
November 4 This resolution charac
terizes as an insult to the nation thc
suggestion that if the statue of Lee
be rejected by Congress Virginia will
withdraw the bronze statue of George
I Murder of Captain Rankin.
Union City, Tenn., Special.-In al)
of its brutal and bloody details, thc
story of the murder of Captain Quen
tin Rankin at Walnut Log, on Reel
foot lake, by a band of masked and
armed night riders, was retold to a
jury in the circuit court here Friday.
.Col. R. Z. Taylor, Captain Rankin's
companion on the night of the mur
der was the chief witness
Dispute Over Division of Gan: e Ends
Pensacola, Fla., Spcial. - Aftei
spending a day in the woods on a
hunt Thursday, Henry Williams and
Seaborn ditchfield, well-known
planters of near Bonifay, became en
gaged in a'quarrel in which thc lat
ter was instantly killed. They start
ed a fight over the division of the
game. Critchfield drew a knife and
lunged at Williams, it is said, where
upon thc latter drew his revolver and
fired, killing his adversary. Williams
was exonorated by a coroner's jury.
' Fer Highway Improvement.
St. Augustine, Fla.. Special.-The
.executive committee of t!?e Interna
tional League for Highway Improve
ment, at a meeting herc Friday night,
decided to hold thc first annual con
vention of the league at St. Augus
tine January 20 next. The United
States. Canada and Mexico will hs
invited to participate in the conven
tion, as well ns the Governors o?
States and thc various commercial
organizations of the countrv.
Shameful White Slave Trade.
Washington, Special.-All but in
credibly revolting are thc disclosures
of an international system of traffic
in Loth thc enforced and (he volun
tary degradation of men and women
contained in lite report on the so-call
ed "white slave trade" submitted to
Congress Friday by the United States
immigration commission. Shocking
as is the tale of voluntary shame told
in the report, extremely more so is
the setting forth of well-attested
facts as to thc compulsory consign
ment of innocent immigrant girls to
the life of thc bawd.
THE) LONG ROA?.
Cartoon by Macauley, in the New York "World.
WHAT FIGHTING WILL
AT THIS SESSION OF CONGRESS.
Whether this will be a long or short session of Congress is a moot ques
tion among the lawmakers, but. all agree that it will bc a militant session.
Here arc some of the troubles that inuit be fought out: \
"What is a Republican?" Regulars vs. Insurgents.
"Postal Savings Banks/' President, Insurgents and Democrats vs./
Senator Aldrich ct al.
"Investigating the Sugar Trust." Progressive Republicans and some
Democrats vs. White House, Department of Justice and reactionary legis
"Smashing Nicaragua and laking charge of it." Jingoes vs. anyone who
gets in Hie way.
"What shall he done with thc tariff?" A spectre that will not down.
Taft vs. anyone who mentions thc subject.
"Federal control of interstate commerce." The railroads vs. the country.
"Shall women vote?" The ladies, with no one to oppose them openly,
horrid man can smile and smile and be a villain still, and the women
-?ow it and are not going to take any chanceo.
J! jr A ?rats and the 'insurgents' to force ac
W&fj^^-z^* d -^?TTvjj&Jr I tion on some 0L t!lG important meas
ly-^ ./$^f"~ ?rn j ures which will be introduced. I look
sj?, M.^c^r^^-l'r^k .tyf, Jigs I forward with great confidence to the
?^^^"^vJZlIll_]^:jJjiLit?r?--"^^ScS^^5*^ ! coming Congressional elections. I
Ki.^^P? twffiffim I have not mapped out a particular pro
ffi^?f IWiflfli gran to-be followed at this session,
f^^^Ttit^^S^X^^^?^i i but I am determined to do all I can
; to force some general legislation."
? *k *
UlJt as b?nalo tv ^"O'^WIT."
The whiskers of Representative W.
"EVEN FROM R- Ellis, of Oregon, got him in thc
NEW JERSEY." limelight of publicity in the last ses
Representative Hughes, of New sion of Congress and incidentally in a
Jersey, was standing in the lobby of mi*pP Ttu ?,,.d??5ke,epe* 5 ,tUs
the House when a guide passed him session Mr. Ellis' lack of whiskers
in company with a couple of women has produced the same result.
visPors Mr- ^llls came to Congress with a
"That is Representative Hughes, of ?.ne array f bJ'.?wn whiskers. Later
New Jersey " seid the -uide tQey turned v/hlte- This v/as natural
"Is that so?"' said the woman. en?uS". Vut when he turned up at the
"Why, Laura, they have them from' ^tra session with whiskers shaded
all over, oven New Jersey." between a red and a pink a doorkeep
4. .. er told him that none but members
* * x' were allowed on the floor.
INSURGENTS TO Mr. Ellis showed up in tba House
HARASS CANNON. with no whiskers. When the strange
The Republican insurgent cf the looking man took his seat a doorkeep
House of Representatives have er spied him and invited him to "beat
evolved a plan by which they hope to it."
put through a bill at the present ses- "Why. I am Representative Ellis,
sion of Congress creating a postal of Oregon," said the statesman.
^ A "Oh," said the doorkeeper.
-- -*?- -^??T^I fl IL^'I 1 ~k ~fc ~k
W?M^ pSg/f BAILEY PROPOSES
WM?? s, j || p\J NIGHT SESSIONS.
.'' iii -M. fl Some interest was injected into the
a I ll i'Jl'( Senate proceedings hy the announce
."V; ( ty ment of Senator Bailey, of Texas, that
'^V^ v^*' i'v/f T't?>i*.V he had become enamored of the cus
1 tom of the British Parliament of
fvXh/%&':'- n\eetihg In the evening. The Texan
^~>v y ?' ??ia *?s&3?~-- ~ said lie realized the futility of asking
/t" 5 ^?^y-^^-?^ the Senate to conform to that custom
M'^? '^'V'S "~Z^- just.now, but urged that the custom
f&jj?&f ^Z- -- ary rule providing that the Senate
l^T^V^"' . shall meet at "12 rneridian" be
*W>"^[ amended to read "2 post meridian."
Mr. Bailey did*not put his suggestion
/fl\^?$rf ^ tae ?Om ?* a m0ti?n> a:ad tne
/?/ 0% -^^^^Z~ - U5ual rule was adoPte(i- It; ls a safe
lal m % Js??^ prediction that,"the British idea" will
/ll . fl find little favor in the upper house,
*^^?rrw although its sponsor purposes to press
Ka Tr^?Ss&P^'- , L,_ his suggestion later on.
**$sP" * ? *
How Cannon Greets Insurgents. W^TH^ COUNTRY.
savings bank and at the same time __. , _f t1,ft "i,?*0
_t.? +. - i""J"""U;^ _f v_iertT1 w Reports of the extent or tne waite
S ^JS^^nf-S?^kSh slave traffic in connection with immi
r ?n? 2hT?fe Islaad, and Joseph have been d by the
S? SS? ?Lr ni??? tn nn Immigration Commission for submis
in laying aside their plans to op- f Congress, which will startle
pose thc responsible leadership inithe C0UIltryb If st0ry of condi
House and Senate the insurgents have ? f fQund J exlst b
selected one ot he measures whose 5 - f h commission
passage at this time is rccommendeo do J u Congress to action the
urgently in the annual, message of members of the commission will be
president ! ai L greatly disappointed in the effect of
* * * the results of their investigations.
FEARS DULL At a special meeting of the com
SESSION. mission the report was laid before
The minoriLy leader In the House, the full membership for approval and
Representative Champ Clark, of Mis- practically completed. It will be laid
souri, predicts an inactive session if before Congress very soon, probably
the desires of the Republican leaders before January 1. It is the plan of
are carried out. the commission to give to Congress
"We may be here a long time," said the result of its work by subjects in
Mr. Clark.'"but thc present intention stead of in one bulky volume. Since
of the Speaker and lils advisers ia to the authorisation of the commission
do little more than pass the necessary ; ends with March 1 this must bc done
appropriation bills and adjourn. j during the present session. Follow
"It will be tho duty of the Demo- I ing fhe white slave report will come
Death Duties Upheld on Haiti
morcan Who i)icil in England.
'London.-The House of Lords, tho
highest court in Great Britain, dis
missed tho a^psa! of the executors of
the estate of Mr. W. L. Winans, of
Baltimore, who died in England in
1897, against tho levy of death duties
on part of thc estate. The executors
claimed the retprn of SG50.000 duty
paid under protest on forbin bord?
io bearer, which, they set torch, tho j
Commissioners of Inland Revenue
had wrongfully levied ou the estate
of Mr. Winans.
Prince Frederick of Germany
Gives Up His Title to Wed.
Berlin. - The renunciation by
Prince Frederick von Sayn Wittgen
stein of his princely rank has been ga
zetted. The renunciation was ac the
direction of the other male members
of the family, ana in accordance with
the law of the family, established in
16.07, which provides that any mem
ber marrying beneath hlfi rank shall
lose'lils inherited right; ot title. In
190.1 Frederick married Marie Louise
Vertling, a young woman of the mid
The Bank of England's incrcasoci
rate of interest attracted gold, and a
reduction was expected.
President Zelaya has surrounded
himself with foreign advisers, and
has imprisoned 1000 men suspected
of aiding the rebels.
M. Brianti, the French Premier, hay
reconciled all factions of the Republi
can party by a notable speech on all
subjects before the country.
About 450 members of thc House
of Lords are expected to vote on the
budget. Election betting is three to
one in favor of the Liberals
Dean dishing, of Columbia Law
' School, sent his resignation to Pres
1 ident But.br.
Captain Samuel F. Cody, the Amer
ican aviator, took out his naturaliza
tion papers as a British citizen.
Charles M. Schwab, president of
the Bethlehem Steel Company, was
elected a trustee of Lehigh Univer
Senator H. A. du Pout's chances of
ro-elaction were shaken by the an
nouncement that his cousin, T. Cole
man du Pont, is about to retire from
one upon "Steerage Conditionsas
affecting immigration, and one on
I Representative Mann, of Illinois,
j chairman of the Committee on ?nter
I state and Foreign Commerce, intro-?
duced his promised bill for Federal
suppression of the "white s;lave"
traffic brough the power given Con
gress over interstate and foreign com
merce by the Constitution. It makes
it a felony punishable by a fine of
$5000 or imprisonment for five years,
or both, to induce or coerce any
woman or girl to go from one place to
another "In interstate or foreign com
merce" for an immoral purpose,
whether with or without her consent.
The purchasing of a ticket on any
common carrier to enable a woman to
travel for such a purpose is almost
made to come within the ban of the
In the case of a girl less than eiigh
teen years of age the penalties are
doubled. It also directs the Cominis
sioner-General of Immigration to ob
tain and keep a complete record 'of all
women immigrating to this country
for immoral purposes, and provides a
penalty of S2000 fine or two years in
prison, or both, for persons harbor
ing such a woman and refusing to file
her record with the Commissioner
General of Immigration.
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SEE THE JOKE.
On the Senate's opening day Sena
tor Depew came in three minutes be
fore noon. He smiled to his wife rap
in the gallery, frisked about shaking
hands, and finally settled down to tell
Depew Commending His Joke.
Senator Burrows a joke. Mr. Bur
rows did not seem to find the point,
but Mr. Depew opened his mouth
wide and laughed, enough for both.
* * *
Conservatism is noticeable in the
views expressed by members pf both
houses of Congress. Ey?n those who.
I only a few days ago loudly pro-,
claimed their purpose to institute
sweeping avestigatinnsinto trusts and
controversies admitted that, on renee
tion, they had determined to make
haste slowly. Senator Borah, who
had announced his purpose thorough
ly to ventilate the affairs of the Sugar
Trust and its violations of the cus
toms law, said he would introduce a
resolution calling for an investig?
tion, but would permit it to "lio on
the table" pending the conclusion of
the prosecutions being conducted by
the Department of Justice. Repre
sentative Campbell, who purposed to
introduce a similar resolution in the
House, admitted that he had decided
to consult the Attorney-General be
fore doing sc. Senator Nelson, who
intended to father an investigation of
the Ballinger-Pinchotcontroversy, has
for the present; at least, thought bet
ter of it. Representative Hitchcock.
of Nebraska, a Democrat, introduced
a resolution calling for an investiga
tion of the General Land Office, which
went to the Committee on Rules.
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AND SHORT OF IT. ..
During the reading ot tho Presi
dent's message in the upper chamber
v/hen Senators Penrose and Guggen
heim shook hands it tickled the gal
leries and made some of their asso
ciates pause to take stock. Mr. Pen
rose is some six and a half feet tall
and constructed in proportion, whiio
Mr. Guggenheim does not go far be
yond the five-foot mark and is slight
Laborer ?Moots Death )A"licn
Pail Falls on His Head.
New York City.-Antonio Martini,
forty-three years old, while at work
on the ground floor of the ten-story
building at 133 West Twenty-seventh,
street, was struck on the head by a
loaded tar pail which had. become
detached from the hoist at the eighth
floor hy contact with a projecting
piece of scantling. He was killed
A gang of tar and felt roofers was
at work on the stairway of the eighth
j floor and thc pal! was on its way up.
j French stocks, especially iadus
; trials, have shown marked rises.
! General Estrada praised the'Unlted
States for its action in Nicaragua.
Belgian oflicials issued a protest
against the charges of mcladministra
I tion in the Congo.
The Knickerbecker Trust Company
j of New York City settled with its for
! mer receivers for $150,000.
The United States Supreme Court
j refused a writ of certiorari to Banker
Charles W. Morse and granted an ap
peal to Samuel Gompers and other
I labor leaders.