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ALBUQUEKQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXIX, No. 55. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911 Br Mall it eta. Month t Blafto dock. Ut Carrier, 60 cent a Month. ECU OPEN Hi orderly says JUDGE ABBOTT II LETTER Writes Member of Senate Com mittee on Territories Denying Charges of Intimidation and Fraud. BALLOTS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AVAILABLE Sons of Veterans Also Send Sworn Statement That Elec tion Was Honestly and Legal ly Conducted Here, "I never saw a more orderly open and to all appearance fair election than that one anywhere," says Judge Ira A. A. Abbott of the district court here In a letter transmitted yesterday to Senator Dillingham, member of the senate committee on territories. In which Judge Abbott denies the charges of fraud at the recent con stitutional election now being cir culated In Washington. Judge Ab bott's letter ought to carry consider able weight as it Is couched in digni fied and conservative language while at the same time quite emphatic in tenor and Is backed by the judge's high standing at Washington nnd In New Kngtand. The letter follows: Senator W. P. Dillingham, Washing ton, D. C. My Dear Senator: The charges made before the committee on terri tories agalnat the fairness of the vote In this territory by which the pro posed constitution was approved by an overwhelming majority have come to my notice through the newspaper reports of them. Ah you know, I have lived In New England all my life until six years ago when I was unpointed to my present position by President Roosevelt, I have wit nessed elections In Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, chief ly the latter state, wnere 1 nave sit in most of my life, and I was , here n Mexico, and saw the voting in pro gress at different timen during the day 1 never saw a more orderly, open, and to all appearance, fair -i.w.unn ttinn that one nnywhere. It is claimed. I see, that ballots against the constitution could not be obtained mat was ni me was some difficulty, I understand, in some small and remote communities in finding responsible persons who were opposed to the constitution to take cnarge ui m ii.s,-i" nd distribute them, the ',7 ' j that if they were entrumeu to irre mmnuihla ueraons and lost or destroy ed, the officers whose duty It was to have them printed would be blamed for the loss. It is also charged that the saloons were open contrary to law. The ques tion whether the law of New Mex ico forbidding the opening of saloons for business on "general" election days npplies to elections under the enab- ...... nn Snrhlrh ii nfnrt unBtely. COll- ui.li v"'"'; ., i.. I. tain no provision on tne suojeiw, ...,........ ... nemllnK is court. Certain saloon 'tative Foster of Vermont had taken keen"?? In I this city Were indicted for! Mr. Wlckersham by the throat. This having their saloons open on the dny I added to the uncontrolled anger of the of th election of delegates to the 'delegate and for a moment diverted mnstltutional convention. They em-1 hlg attack toward the would-be peace ployed counsel, claiming that their maker. Representative Slsson of acta were not contrary to 'aw, nnd the 'Mississippi was first to reach Mr. question is now on its way to the Mondell, who was endeavoring to Supreme court for final decision. But raise the chair In which he had been the saloons were closed here, accord- sitting, to hurl it at his antagonist, lng to my observation and reliable in- Members rushed toward the group fnrmiiHtm Hnrinir the Drogresa of the from every part of the chamber and voting on tha adoption of the constl- tutlon, which began at nine o clock a. m., and closed at six P- m. It would be strange If in a territory of such vast extent there were no irregularities In the voting of that dav, but 1 am confident, on the In formation I have had from different parts of the terrltor" that-the per centage of votes which for any reason failed to be cast against the constitu tion, or were improperly cast for it, If there were any of the last class, which I have never heard claimed here, was Inconsiderable. There were some opposed to the constitu tion, for vnrlous reasons, as the case always is, but the desire for statehood was so strong and '--"oral that it WH8 foregone conclusion It would be adopted, nnd I believe that If It were resubmitted the majority tor it would he still larger. I addregs you rather than the chair man of the committee because of my acquaintance with you, but I would like to have this letter laid before . the committee. . ... . Since I came to my present ontce hnvr. hen uoru rnrcfnl to keep the i... - -..p.. I Ira,. I, tne. court of which I am the Judge out of politics and to that end have myself wholly abstained from taking any Part in political contests, except they have sometimes been brought Into court. But neither political party opposed the constitution, as a party, and republicans and democrats vied with each other in working for Its adoption. I therefore feel at liberty to call the attention of your commit tee to what I have stated, and Indeed think It my duty to do so In Jus tice to the territory. Very truly yours. . IRA A. ABDOTT; Associate Justice of the Supreme court of New Mexico and Judge of the Second Judicial district. Albuquerque, X. M. Feb. 23. 1911. RONS OF VKTF.RANS, KEN1 KWOUX DKNIAI. OF C1IAKC.K8 The members of Kit Carson Camp, Sons of Veterans, of this city hnve im mediately followed the example of 'he Sons of the Revolution and yes terdny mailed a sworn statement to Washington denying the charges as to the election and characterlilng them "s' false, unjust and malicious." This letter was as follows; Albuquerque, N. M.. Feb. 23, 1911. To the Hon. R. I Hamilton, Chair man on Territories of the House of Weprerentntlve", Washington. p. P Dear Sir: We, th undersigned of- fleers and members of the Sons of Veterans Kit Carson Camp No. 1, Albuquerque, New Mexico, emphatl ct.:'y deny the charge that the election for the ratification of the constitution for .New Mexico was fraudulently eon ducted; and personally brand and re sent any and every charge maed that said election was conducted by intimidation, violence, fraud and bribery as false, unjust and malicious. Hut on the contrary, from personal knowledge. In Bernalillo county said election was honestly and legally con ducted and each voter had perfect freedom and liberty to cast his ballot pro or con without the least Inti midation or molestation. John V. Wilson, commander; Elwln L. Grose, secretary; Jtobert Smart, Junior .commander; J. G. Pratt, selor commander; C. O. Cushman, H. S. Llthgow executive council. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23rd, day of February, A. D. 1911. JOHN M. MOORE Notary Public, Bernalillo County, Territory of New Mexico. SCOKES OF AFFIDAVITS SEXT FROM THE CAPITAL. Special Dispatch to the Morning Joarnall Santa Fe, N. M.. Feb. 23. It Is said that at least fifty special delivery let ters were mailed to Washington today protesting in affidavits against the charge of an unfair election, Janu ary 21, In New Mexico, and some of the affidavits stated that ballots both for and against the constitution were obtainable and that there was no in timidation or disorder at the polls In Santa Fe. It la said that affidavits of a similar nature were mailed from points all over the territory. One was from the editor of the Santa Fe Eagle, a democratic paper that bitterly fought the adoption of the constitu tion, the editor swearing that ballots "against" the constitution were ob tainable at his office and that he so announced in the columns Pf his pa per. - BATTLE OF DELEGATE WICKERSHAM MIXES WITH MONDELL Blows Fall Short ' and Both Apologize; Alaska Coal Land Leasing Bill Defeated With npn n( npmnnrntfi. (Br Morulas Journal Hpadal Lauwd Wire Washington, Feb. 23. Another rilrwt1 loa- l.nttlA n-.ia fnnvht nn lha .floor of tne h(jU)fe Qf repreHt;ntutlvea ,ate tod(iy u cume durinB a 8ome. what heated debate on a bill for the. leasing of coal lands In Alaska. The lie was passed and as the short and ugly word rang out Delegate James Wlck ersham of Alaska, made a rush for 'Henresentatlve Kmnu VV. Mondell of Wy - omlng, who was seated at a near- by desk The big Alaskan's right arm shot out twice In the direction of the gent leman from Wyoming, but members who surrounded the disputants at the time say that both blows fell short. The house was In an uproar In an instant. Several members hurled themselves on Mr. Vlckersham; oth ers were struggling with Mr. Mondell, who had gained his feet and was n.iiUt,,,, tnr hlo .., It,, n II onrBBOIl . Igoon there was nearly a hundred men In the crowd about the struggling leg islators. Meantime Representative Olmstead of Pennsylvania, who was acting as speaker, called upon the sergeant-at-arms to preserve order. The histor ic mace of the house, the emblem of authority was lifted from its marble pedestal and carried to the floor by the house officials. Members, however, had taken the matter In hand and had succeeded in bringing both Mr. Wickershnm and Mr. Mondell to a cessation of hostili ties. When the house was fairly quiet, Mr. Wlckersham clamored for recog nition. " "I want the record to show thnt I apologize to the house, but," (his volep rose to a shout), "I also want it to show that I was called a liar." Representative Tawney called at tention to the fact that the language used by the disputants was clearly un nniinm.,nui nnH thut thcra should unuiiiiiiniinij ...... v . or.roo.rv. . ... , M wickershnm " o'w". said; "I lost my temper, He sat down and Mr. Mondell arose. "My remark was not directed to ward the gentleman from Alaska, Mr. Mondell said, "and It was not utter ed In debate, but to a gentleman who stood beside me. I realize, however, that I should not have used the word here, or anywhere, for that matter, and I apologize to the house. During the applause which follow ed Mr. Modell's statement, Mr. Taw ney moved that the house adjourn. On a standing vote tho motion appar ently was carried, but the opponents of the Alaska leasing hill demanded a roll call. Under this call the motion to adjourn was lost, and the leasing bill was then defeated 151 to 32. The bill had been culled up under A suspension of the rules and would have required a two-thirds vote for adoption. Representatives Madison of Kansas and Ollle James of Kentucky, both members of the Halllnger-Plnchot In vestigating committee, led the nttnek against the bill. Mr. Wlckersham had joined forces with them. Mr. Mondell occupied practically all of the time In favor of the measure. The bill provided for the leasing of all coal lands not to exceed 2.G60 acret on a royalty basis of from 3 to 19 rents n ton. The det.fifw had bee BLOODLESS FLOOR surcharged with acrimony. BEVERIDGE 1ST SENATE'S THE AS SESSION WANES Important Legislation Waits While Hoosier Spellbinder Airs His Views on Merits of Lorimer Corruption Case. CHARGE OF FILIBUSTER VIGOROUSLY RESENTED Mild Sensation Comes When Charge Is Made That Report Sent to Senate Was Not That Signed by Committee. (By Morning Joarnal Special Leased Wire) Washington Feb. 23. No vote was taken on the Lorimer case In the senate today nor could a date for such a vote be fixed. Senator Beve- rldge of Indiana spoke for four hours, but did not conclude. He announced he would jresume tomorrow. This was his second interruption of his speech, which already has consumed nine hours. Just before the senate went Into executive session, Senator Burrows attempted for the second time today to have a time for a vote tlxed, sug nesting that It be before adjournment tomorrow. Senator Stone objected because he desired time In which to be heard on the case. With congress within eight days of enforced adjournment, and with its calendar crowded with Important measures Including numerous appro-1 priution bills, the senate adjourned in anything but an agreeable state of mind. Ordinarily, thero would have been no objection to Mr. Beveridge'i course in announcing he would resume his speech tomorrow, but under the clr cumstances there were many manl l'estattons of impatience. Home of the senators who s-ipport Senator Lorimer went so far as to charge a filibuster to prevent a vote on the Lorimer case, But Mr. ttcve rldge und his friends resented this charge. "I don t care a hang when we vote ufter I get through." he said, to Sen utor Gallinger on the lloor Just be. fore adjournment. He Insisted that he must have op portunity to conclude his speech which he promised he would do to morrow. Jn his remurks today, the Indiana senator made somewhat extended ref erence to Senator Lotimer'a speech of yesterday, warning senators ngainst being carried away by sympathy. He continued his analysis of the test! mony In the casj, with a view of con. vlnclng the senate that the senator from Illinois had procured his elec tion throuch bribery. He also charged that the committee on priv lieges and elections had acted with undue haste upon the evidence in reaching its verdict This allegation wag made In con nection with a sharp colloquy with Senator Depew of New York. He taxed these New York senators with having failed to read the testimony, and In addition, Intimated that the report which originally was agreed to by the committee on privileges and elections was not the same document that ultimately was presented to the sennte In the Lorimer case. After a series of exchanges be tween Senators Beverldge and Depew, the latter said he had read merely the attorneys briers and an abstract of the testimony taken. Throwing up his hands, Mr. Beve rldge exclaimed: "1 ask the senate and the house what they think of a Judge who would reach a final conclusion in a great case on the brief of counsel and an abstract of the evidence prepared by counsel." The galleries broke into loud ap plause. Bringing his gavel down with a bang, Senator Brandegee, in the chair, admonished the audience that the demonstration must not be repeated. Under his breath, but audible throughout the chamber, Mr. Beve rldge, who had been speaking almost to empty chairs on the floor, notwith standing the galleries were packed: "I think we shall have an audience soon." "I am pleased to know that the senator from Indiana counts upon an audknee," retorted Mr. Dcpcw. "1 think I havo nn audience," re turned Mr. Beverldge, looking up at the packed galleries. , "In the" galleries," said the New York senator, pointedly. Ho Intimated that it was to the gal leries that the Indiana senator ad dressed most of his speeches, I could teach the senator from New York little about that" snapped Mr. Beverldge. Mr. Depew volunteered the further explanation concerning the docu ments in the Lorimer case which had cume to him before the Saturday meeting of the committee on priv ileges and election. He especially em phasized his assertion that not only the briefs but the abstracts of testi mony which he had examined had been prepured by counsel opposing Lorimer. Mr. Beverldge said: "I don't care by whom those docu ments were prepared. It was the senator's duty to base his conclusion on the testimony and not on briefs or abstracts prepared by anyone." Mr. Depew declnred that on many occasions In his life he had read as many as three volumes as large as the volume of testimony , within the time given In this case. Mr. Beverldge Insistml that he should state whether he had actually read this volume, but the New York senator did not make direct reply. The Indiana senator asked Mr. Depew whether the report which hud been presented to the committee on privilege and elections und signed by it mvmbers had been the gum docu II CONGRESS Citizens of New Mexico having friends on the house committee on territories should wire them at once asking a favorable re port on the constitution and re futing the ugly charges made by the enemies of territory. Fol lowing are the members of the committee: IIOI SE COMMITTEE OX TERRITORIES Republicans. Edward L. Hamilton of Mlchi- gan. George X. Soiithwhk of New York. James McKlnney of Illinois. Ralph D. Cole of Illinois. William II. Draper of New York. Frank E. Guernsey of Maine. Jonathan N. ' Langham of Pennsylvania. James VV. Goode of Iowa. William J. Moxley of Illinois. Democrats. James T. Lloyd of Missouri. Ezekiel 8. Candler, Jr., of Mississippi. William C. Houston of Ten- nessee. Benjamin O. Humphreys of Mississippi. Michael F. Conroy of New York. Daniel A. Drlscoll of New York. IH'lnsatoa Without Vote. William H. Andrews of New Mexico. Jamea Wlckersham of Alaska. Ralph H. Cameron of Arizona. Jonah K. Kalanlanaole of Hawaii. ment which afterward was laid be fore the senate. 'That took place' gome time ago, responded Mr. Depew, "and my memory is not up on every detail, suggest that the senator from In diana call some other witness." He then declared that he had not brought up the question, and asserted that Mr. Beverldge had been respon sible for bringing It to the surface as an excuse for revealing secrets of th committee. In reply, Mr. Beverldge said th proceeding was a matter In which th entire public was interested and h Justified his course on tho ground that the committee was the servant of the senate. Mr. Beveridge inoted extensively from the examination of Beckemeyer Irt fore the committee to show thnt th evidence of Beckemeyer had been given freely and voluntarily and that no third degree methods were neces sary or were practiced to elicit In formation from him. Suylnir that the alleged antt-Lori mer conspirators had been represent ed an dragging Mike Link's confes sion from hitn with red hot tongs, Mr, Beverldge asserted thirt the district attorney , had been considerate und kind to him. Unk, himself, had explained that he had refused to testify because he was afraid of getting his friends into trouble, said Mr. Beverldge. "Klther White told the truth or White jvas a literary genius." said Mr. Beverldge." Besides It the In ventlona of the greatest writers of detective fiction paled Into lnslnnlrl cance if his story was Action. And yet," he said, "It had been stated that White was stupid." Declaring that the "goods" had been found in the possession of Holstlaw and Link, Mr. Beverldge asked what, under similar circum stances, would lie the Inference in the case of a thief. Asked by Senator Gallinger where Mate Legislator lute had procured tne money he is alleged to have shown in Chicago in the sum met- of ISHIH, Mr. Beverldge replied that that circumstance had been explained. "How? Where did It come from? asked Senator Gallinger. 'From Browne Lee O'Neill Browne" quickly answered Mr. Beve ridge. "where did Browne get It?" "Qood Lord. I don't know," said the Indiana senator. "They attempt to clear matters up by saying that no money was taken from Irimer a bank. Does anyone suppose the money would hava been taken from his bank? That would have been about as stupid a proceedings ag gome others thnt are suggested." GARDNER GUILTLESS OF OFFERING BRIBE New York. Feb. 23. In a verdict of not guilty, the slate's first endeavor to make a criminal cube out of the al leged corruption by the attempted purchase of legislators' votes to defeat the anti-racing betting bills three years ago, collapsed late today. After art hour's deliberation a Jury In the criminal branch of the supreme court this afternoon acquitted former State Senator Frank J. Gardner, who wag charged with offering a $10,000 bribe to former Stale Senator Otto G. Foelker, now a cogressman, In the Interest of the race track Interests. Justice Seabury. IB his charge, told the juror they should not consider any reference to the half million dol lar "boodto" fund, which It had been alleged wan raiser! at a dinner of the race track Interests, but to confine themselves to the question of whether Foelker wni offered a bribe by Gard ner. 0KLAH0MANSWANTT0 ' ANNEX TEXAS PANHANDLE Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 23. A concurrent resolution t" "take appro priate action" toward tho annexation of the Texas "Panhandle" by Okla homa was Introduced In the lowwer house of the legislature today. Boilermaker Strike Called Off. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 23. Announce ment wag made here tonight by J. W, Jones, president of the district unions, called off the strike cf bollermnkers and helpers on the Burlington rail road. The action was d eclair d to be voluntary on the part of tl.u iiiru. FIRE CLAIMS T UNFORTUNATES CAUGHT IN FLAMING DEATH TRAP Rescue Force Works Desper ately to Save Five Others Who Are Believed to be Alive in Underground Workings. By Morning Journal gperUI Lmw4 Wire) Reno, Nev., Feb. 23. The fire that started thlg morning In th "timber yard" on the thousand 'foot level of the Belmont mine Is Btlll burning and officials of the mine ablmt tnat ten or twelve men who were on the 1166 level are dead. Five men are known to be Imprisoned on the 1,000 foot level and It Is hoped they are. still alive. In addition to the men on the 11(6 level and thole on the thousand foot level. It lg thought that a number of dead are lying at the bottom of the shaft. They are believed to have been brushed from the cage when a rush wag made to reach the surface after the fire Btarted. K. O. Frank, a miner. Is known to have been crushed by the cage and killed at that time. Nine men are In the hospital suf fering the effects of smoke nnd ga,8. Flameg and smoke are pouring from the main shaft but rescuerg are working toward the fire from the Desert Queen shaft which Is on the opposite side of Mount Oddie from the Belmont and which connects with the Belmont workings. The rescuers have advanced 350 feet of the 2700 feet that separates them from the Belmont shaft. Additional fans have been Installed 'and fire hose hag been sent down the Desert Queen shaft. State Mine Inspector Ed. Ryan la on his way to Tonopah from Virginia City with oxygen helmets. The Imprisoned miners are: Frank Burke, shift boss; Michael Mlnnlgan. John Mea, William Murphy, Thomas Wlttey, miners. Shortly before the 7 o'clock shift was ready to descend Into the Belmont mine this morning, smoke was seen issuing from the shaft. To enable them to reach the workings, the men were lowered down the shaft of th Desert Queen mine, 2,700 feet distant from the Belmont. On reaching th.e 1.000 feet level they tarWd through tho drift leading to the Belmont shaft, but after walking about 1,500 feet the smoke became so dense that all retraced their steps, with the exception of the five who are still underground. The flre is In what Is known ag the "timber yard" of the mine. The Tono pah fire department has sent 2,600 feet of hose to the mine. This has been lowered, connected up and wa ter Is rapidly being forced to the fire, which, It Is expected, will be ex tinguished within a few hours. Thousands of persons are crowded around the Belmont shaft, 1,000 feet deep, from which smoke Is Issuing In great volume. The manager be lleves there will be no loss of life, and the mine will suffer little damage, as there ure no timbers In the drift wlth- many hundred feet of the flames. POLICEMAN SLAIN IN Two Highwaymen Wounded and Captured in Desperate Duel in Streets of Seattle. By Morning Journal SpaHnl lwi Wire) Seattle. Wash., Feb. 23. Patrolman J. T. Davis, thirty-three years old was killed; John Ford, a young highway men, was proonniy rataiiy wounded and Alexander Nest , another high wayman, was wounded and captured as tne outcome or a revolver name between two policemen and the two hold-ups tonight. Ford and Nest were taken to the City hospital where they are under guard. Ford, who was shot above the heart Is not expected to live. Nest will recover. In the last few days there havo been govern I bold hold-ups In the residence sections and tonight Chief of Police Bannlck sent several additional pa- rolmen In civilian dress Into the in fe-ded district. Patrolmen Davis and Smith were scrutinizing passerby when they came upon the two high waymen who had been skulking In the darkness. The policemen started to question them when the bandits drew their revolvers nnd opend fire. Davis fell dead at the 'first shot with a bullet through his head. Standing, alone. Patrolman Smith returned the fire, shooting both high waymen. RUEF CASE TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT Ban Francisco, Feb. 23. The state supreme court took under advisement today the motion of Attorney General Webb to vacate its recent order grant ing a rehearing to Abraham Ruef, sentenced to fourteen years' Imprison ment for the alleged bribing of Han Francisco supervisors, and announced that a decision would be rendered on March 1. Should the motion be over ruled, the court will then take up Im mediately thn re-hearing of the Ruef ppeal. - - COLORADO DEMOCRATS AGAIN PASS UP CAUCUS Denver, Colorado, Feb, II. The fforts of the Speer followers In the Ugisiuluia to secure a tuliltlvlu e on DOZEN LIVE REVOLVER BATTLE the I'nited States senatorshlp were defeated again today, thin time by the so-called platform dirnoi rnts tho who ure more concerned In re demption of democratic platform pledges than in the selection ol a !enator. The conference was called for 4 o'clock this afternoon. At that hour the si-nate was hotly engaged In a right between two fac tions of the democratic majority over the rules The plHtformerg began an organ ised flilllniMler. preventing adjourn ment for the usual noon recess after voting on the senatorship and carry lng the seion pftM the hour for ion ferame with the house members. Joint Resolution of Legislature at Honolulu Transmitted to Congress by Hopeful Citizens of Far Away Territory. (By Morning Journal Kptdul 1.mwd Wire Honolulu, Feb. 23. The territorial legislature adopted a joint resolution today asking congress that the Ha waiian Islands, territory of Hawaii, ht granted statehood. . OF United States Marshal of Utah Bares Horrible Traffic; Man and Woma Arrested for Sell ing Young Girl, IB Morning Joarnal Bperlnl Lasted Wlra Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 23. The startling claim that more than one hundred girls from the titles and smaller towns of Utah have been lur ed to destruction by an organise. band of white slave dealers, Is made by United Slates Marshal Anderson nnd other federal officials In Salt Lake. At the first step in an attempt lo stop the traffic the marshal's (if lee n rreated Herbert Gould gnd Mrs. May Brown, alius Mrs. Galland. They are helj on the specific churge of placing Cora Frohm, a sixteen year old laun dry girl, In a house of ill repute nt Pocatollo, Idaho, thus bringing the case within the Jurisdiction of the United States courts. Gould was given a hearing before Commissioner Baldwin today nnd placed under $2,000 bond to await the action of the grand Jury. Mrs. Brown's hearing was postponed until tomor row. The Frohm girl told a shocking story of 111 treatment. RESOLUTION TO PROBE ALLEGED COFFEE TRUST Washington, Feb. 23. Resolutions asking the president and attornev general whether they have Investlgitt ed the existence or a Hrav.lllnn-Aiiier lean coffee combine were dropped In the house "hopper today by Uepre sentatlve Norrls of Nebraska. They went automatically to committee without comment. RUMORS OF HFSOMTION'S t'Al'KKK SI, I'M!' IN IMUCFH New York. Feb, o,;- There wa heavy general selling In the coffee maikel today with prices closing at u dec ne of from 20 to 40 points roi lowing reports that a resolution hart been Introduced Into congress asking for investigation of the alleged coffee trust. This was supposed to refer to the valorisation scheme or the liraznmn government, which accumulated about seven million liagg or eonee .Hiring 1907 and whose remaining supply amounting to more tlinn b.imiu.oimi bans. Is said to be controlled by marketing committee of blinkers and merchants whose headquarter are abroad. RUSSIAN GIRL SUES WEALTHY SOCIALIST FOR BROKEN PROMISE New Tork. Feb. 23 Letters telling of a loi that cooled, were put In evi deuce today In the trial of the 1 1 (), 000 breach of promise Milt brought bv Annette Berthe (irunspan, a pret ty Russian girl, against William Kmc llsh Walling, a wealthy socialist work er and writer. A threat of vengeance U contained In one missive sent by Miss Grunspan to Walllnir. whom the letters state!, sho had pursued from Kurope to New York and buck to Kuropn again. "When I am not pursuing you, soma on else Is," the letter went on to any. "I am not aolrtB to see you get away. I m trying you with sweetness, Wal- ly. Just once more. nut. rcmemocr, Wully, I no longer am a little girl, but a woman who can und will get vengeance," SULZER MAY BECOME CANDIDATE FOR SENATE Albany. N. Y Feb. 23. That titer a movement to bring about the withdrawal of Kdward M. Shepnrd. as candidate for Unlled State senator, was Intimated tonight by William Church Osborn. legal adviser to Gov ernor Dig, and one of the managers f Mr. Shi'pard'g campaign. The pur. pose of the movement. It Is sold. Is to lear the way. If possinie, ror me se ction of a compromise carulKtato, Congressman William Sulser an nounced tonight In a letter to Assent ilvmiin Ciivlll cr that he Is Willing hi friend shall "lend a helping hand" tu obtaiu the election for Mm. HAWAIIAN SLANDS IDES STATEHOOD ORGANIZED SLAVES RAILROADS DENIED T TO RAISE E Decision Comes As Sad Sur prise to Carriers Who Ex pected to Secure Some Con cessions from Commission. EXISTING TARIFFS TO STAND FOR TWO YEARS Powerful Plea That More Rev enue Was Needed for Neces- sary Improvements Fails to Appeal to Government. IDT Morning Joarnal (pert ill LwaMI Wlr Washington, Feb, 23. The Inter state commerce commglslon hus decid ed against the rallrouds, in both the "eastern" and the "western" case. The decision wag handed down late this afternoon. Proposed advances In class freight rates In official classification territory, aggregating umong all the railw.iyg In the territory approximately 127,000,. ooo a year were disapproved by tha commission. In the case Involving the Increase by the railroads In western trunk Una territory the commission also dec'.d ed to approve the proposed advance In commodity rates. The carrier In both caseg are re quired to cancel on or before March 10, their advanced tariff and restore their former rates, which are the rate now In effect. If this requirement be not complied with, tho commission will Issue a formal order suspending: the proposed advances and putting in to effect the existing rate for at least two years. In the cose of the railroad commsl slon of Texas against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway and other carriers, known popularly as the southwestern rate case, tho commis sion declined to disturb the commod ity rates or the first-class rates com plained of. The defendants are or dered, however, to re.lt.ee the second class rates which were Increased from SI. 21 to )1.2, to 11.2ft. On the re maining classes the defendants are required to restore the rates In effect before the increased rates were pub lished. Th decision surprised railroad of ficials, the majority of whom believed the commission would grant some In crease to the western lines, If not to the eastern. The commission Concedes that In the case of some of th roitds an In creased revenue Is needed, In what Is known as the eastern case, the com mission was embarrassed by the ad mitted fact that several of the line In tha territory were paying good dividends upon existing rates, while other carriers In the same territory were barely able to make both end meet a few of them scarcely that. In the western case, the carrier entered a powerful plea for Increased revenue In order that they night have additional money to put , Into Im provements which would enable them better to handle the constantly In creasing traffic. The same argument was advanced In support of the proposed advances In official classification territory: but Commissioner Prouty, who wrote the opinion In th() eastern rase, say: "This argument doe not appeal to us. We doubt the practical difficulty suggested (that of obtaining by loan sufficient money to finance the roads) nnd were It true, It lg not apparent that the general public would stand responsible for the mistakes which hnvo been made In financing these railroad systems.' Both the eastern and western cose were brought to public attention In the spring of 1910. Just prior to tha enactment of the existing Interstate commerce law, which, In part, became effective nn June 18, 1910, the rail ways of official classification terr!-. tory 41 In all and those of western trunk line association territory, filed with the Interstate commerce com mission, tariffs making general In creases In tneir rreigni rates. The tariffs filed by the eastern line Increased the first. class rate, between New York and Chicago points, fifteen cents a hundred pounds from 75 to 90 cents; and made proportionate ad vances on tho other five classes. Some advances also were made on com modity rules: but the great bulk of the commodity tonnage of freight wa not disturbed. The propose.) advancet affected approximately fifteen pel" cent of the total freight tonnage, Ap proximately the same amount of ton nage was affected by the Increase pro. posed by the western lines, but tha lass rates were not affected In ny way. Commodities alone were in- reased, the average advance on about 180 different articles being substanti ally alxteen per cent. At the time the tariff were filed the commission hud no authority to uspend advances In rates pending an InvcstlKiitlon of their reasonableness; but ufter conference with the commis sion and President Taft the railroad ifficluls agreed voluntarily to suspend the ratcg until August I. Meantime, on J u nr. in, the present law was pass ed giving tho commission power to uspend rates. Subsequently the pro posed tariffs again were suspended, .militarily, first, until November I, ml later until February 1, and then to March IS, 1911. In withholding finally. It approval f the proponed Increase, the com mission holds nnd It decision In both the eastern and western case was unanimous that the carrier dl.I . not, In the proceeding, suatuln what the luw Impose, upon them; that Is, the burden of proof that absolute ne cessity existed for the advance pro posed. Discussing the eastern rase Commis sioner Prouty denies that the defen dant carrier are Justified at thla ttm In demnndtnir additional revenue FREIGHT RAT S AST OR WEST n r cr i