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VOL. 35 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1906. 12 PAGES NO. 329 QUARANTINE BILL IS STILLHELD IIP Texas is Stumbling Black That Hampers Measure MOTIVE IS SELFISHNESS Congress Is Greatly Interested In the Fight Under Way In That State. Mr. Carmack Is Con fident. Washington. March 26.—(Special.)—With yeljow fever in Panama and Honduras, and a well grounded suspicion that there are also cases of the dreaded disease now within the confines of the United States, the national quarantine bill which a great majority of the members of Congress from southern states believe would be of the greatest advantage to the people of the south in a fight against yellow fever this summer, is being held up In the House by the Texas delega tion assisted by a few sticklers on con stitutional law from other states, joined by a number of republican congressmen, who are naturally willing to see a fight in the democratic ranks. The bill was carefully prepared by Representative John Sharp Williams and other southern members of the House. In the Senate, Senators Morgan, Mallory and Spooner gave It their best thought and it was favorably reported. Bill Reposes on Speaker's Table. For nearly tw’o weeks, the danger from yellow fever constantly becoming graver, the bill has been on the speaker's table in spite of the urgent appeals of Rep resentative Williams to have a date set for its consideration in the House. Today a petition signed by the Texas delega tion and a few others, presented to the speaker requesting that he not allow the bill to come up. The reason given in this petition is that t'he bill Interferes with states rights and the $500,000 appropriated by It should not come out of the na tional treasury, but should be borne by the states. The opponest of the bill hope that this plea for saving half a million rol lers will prove a powerfid economy argu ment with the speaker. Members who are advocating the passage of the bill say the opposition of the state of Texas to the bill is entirely commercial. Texas has been very lucky with its yellow fever, the result being that during an outbreak of yellow fever trade has been shut ofT from New Orleans, Mobile and other neighboring ports and has gone to Gal veston, owing to lenient quarantine reg ulations. Naturally, Texas would like the present state quarantines to remain In force. Under the proposed bill all the states would be treated alike. Several years ago in the case of Louisiana vs. Texas, before the United States supremo court, the allegations now being made with reference to Texas' hostility to the quarantine subject were practically ad mitted as being true by the Texas at torneys in their brief filed in the court. History of Texas Case. Louisiana had filed a bill for an in junction against Texas to enjoin the en forcement of the Texas quarantine laws. Louisiana alleged that the Texas regula tions were established for the purpose of an embargo against Louisiana in favor of Texas, the actual effect being to de crease the commerce of New Orleans and Increase that of Galveston. Texas filed a demurrer which practically- admitted the facts to be true but the court dis missed the case on the grounds of no Jurisdiction. It is now claimed that the motive of the Texans in opposing the national quarantine bill is commercial. Representative Williams, regardless of the opposition, hopes to get the bill be fore the House as soon as the postoffiee appropriation bill is disposed of, which will probably be the latter part of next week. Hot Fight in Tennessee. Senator Carmack of Tennessee returned to Washington today, after several weeks’ campaigning for the senatorship. He expressed himself as well satisfied with the situation and has no doubts that he will be returned to the Senate by a large majority at the primaries. The senator was called to Washington by Senator Tillman to confer with the'demo crat* on the railroad rate bill. Tennessee politics are at fever heat and are closely watched by the congressional delegation. Just at present the bitter struggle be tween Patterson and Cox over the guber natorial nomination is overshadowing the senatorial race and a lively time is prom ised at the convention. Of fWK) delegates already elected, over one-third are con tested. Griggs Calls Meeting. Representative Griggs of Georgia, chair man of the democratic congressional committee, has called a meeting of the committee for Friday night. On that date the campaign, finance and literary committees will he organized and the work of the campaign placed under way. Representative Burns of Mississippi will he placed at the head of the campaign committee and will actively assist Mr. Griggs during the summer. Legislative Situation Clearing. Ther is now' no ground for the belief that the legislature situation Is clearing It is believed that before the next month Is out n railroad rate bill along the line of the Hepburn bill, carrying a fevlew amendment, will be passed, leaving the statehood bill and Philippine bill the main subjects before Congress. The House has the statehood bill held up, while the Senate is treating the Philippine bill in much the same manner. The problem may solve Itself by the House allowing Oklahoma to come Into the Union as a concession to the Senate for the passage of the Philippine bill. Athens Man Wants Contract. E. C. Gordon of Athens. Ala., one of the best known and most successful pro moters In the country, is here to consult with the secretary of war. He is an ap plicant for the contract to construct the dams and power stations at Muscle Shoal*. \i DIVINE SARAH AT LAST IN HER TENT Dallas Performance was Disap pointment to Audience IMPOSSIBLE TO HEAR HER Her Appearance Aroused the Greatest Enthusiasm, But Many Left the Tent Before the Perform ance Was Over. ' Dallas, Tex., March 26.—In Dallas to- , night for the first time in her long ca reer, Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the famous actress, played in a tent. The play was “Camille.” Long before the hour of the begin- ; ning of the performance, the crowd be gan to gather in front of the tent. When admission was granted, 6000 excited men j and women rushed In, overwhelming forty-five ushers and a squad of twenty policemen. Seats were appropriated and It was impossible to secure them for the ones to whom they belonged. The seats were benches made of canvas with here j and there a wooden bench or a rattan j chair. Fifty feet from the stage few persons could hear. There was no incline to the floor, and many could not get a view of the actors. Added to these handicaps, there was great confusion among the j audience. Although Mme. Bernhardt her self was given many curtain calls, and her appearance aroused the greatest en thusiasm, a number ot persons left the tent before the performance was over. Regret is expressed that Mme. Bern hardt did not appear under conditions more favorable. KILLS DAUGHTER BEFORE WEDDING Father Leaves Note Saying He Would Rather Kill Her Than See Her Married. -’ Everett, Wash.. March 26.--Less than three hours before the time, set for the wedding today Pansy E. Townsend was shot and mortally wounded by her father. Joseph P. Townsend, in their home in this city. Townsend then ended his life with a bullet. Mies Townsend was to have been mar ried to Francis E. Perry of Fort Myers. Fla., at 6 o'clock tonight at the people's Temple, Boston. The only clue to the cause of the tragedy was a note written by Townsend. It was dated today and read: "At 3:10 I havo taken my daughter's life and my own. I do this rather than see her the wife of Francis Perry." So far as known Townsend had nothing against Perry, and the supposition Is that Townsend's mind was unbalanced by rea son of his love for his daughter and his brooding over the prospect of separation from her. Miss Townsend was 25 years of age. ASSAULT ATTEMPTED BY NEGRO JANITOR LITTLE DAUGHTER OF A WELL KNOWN BAPTIST MINISTER IN ATLANTA WAS VICTIM—NEGRO HAS BEEN ARRESTED, Atlanta, March 26.—A negro janitor of a public school here attempted a criminal assault this afternoon on the daughter of Rev. A. C. Ward, a prominent Baptist minister of this city, pastor of the Tem ple Baptist church. The attempted as sault occurred in the cloak room of the school building. The little girl fought the negro the length of the room. Her screams attracted the attention of the other school children, who rushed into the room, when the negro lied. Intense excitement prevails in the vicinity of the school, but no trouble Is feared, as the regro has been arrested. The girl Is 14 years of age. She was completely prostrated by the shock. To the Associated Press tonight Ur. Ward expressed the hope that the law would be allowed to take Its course. Made Faces at Policemen. Chattanooga, Ton., March 26.—(Spe cial.)—Because he made faces at Po licemen Rape and Clarke, John Rich ardson. a well-to-do merchant of Dal ton, Ga., was before the local police court this afternoon. It was alleged that Richardson was in a dance hall in this city, ami when the officers came in to see how everything was was moving. Richardson presented the officers with a series of facial contor tions. They promptly rode him to headquarters, where he remained until i today. The judge released him on the payment of a nominal fine and on a ! promise that he would not make faces at Chattanooga officers again. Kills Wife and Commits Suicide. IJttie Hock. Ark., March 26.—\V. F. Bedford, a railway Bhop employe in Baring Cross, near here, committed sui cide tonight by shooting. At 2 o'clock 1 this afternoon Bedford killed his wife by cutting her throat. He then took mor phine, hut the dose was not sufficient to cause death, and at 10 o'clock tonight he made a second attempt to end lily life, tips time succeeding. Blowing out the gas is the supposed means of the act. ----•*-— Monthly Revenue Collections. Washington, March 26.—The month ly, statement of the collection of in ternal revenue shows that the total collections for February, 1906, amount ed to $18,343,289. which is an increase for the month of $1,477,894. The re ceoipts for the eight months of the present fiscal year show an increase as compared with the corresponding period last year of $10,312,480. ULTIMATUM !$ SENT NY MINERS Operators are Expected to Refuse the Increase GLOOMY OUTLOOK FOR PEACE It Is Believed the Miners Will Allow No Dlstrict^^'fl" Advanced S' ^*>°riless All V' Sign. _ *^poIis. Tnd., March 26.—The United Workers of America, through John M chell, president of the organization: T. L. Lewis, vice president of the na tion, and Herman C. Perry, president of the Illinois miners, this evening presented to the coal operations in the executive session of the joint scale committee of the central competitive district their ulti matum on tlie dispute over the wage scale. The demand of the miners, as stated in their ultimatum, is for a restoration of the wage scale of 1903, which is an in crease of 6.56 per cent. Upon receipt of (he ultimatum the operators secured an adjournment of the committee until to morrow morning, when it is expected a definite answer to the miners will be given. Refusal Is Expected. It is anticipated that this reply will be a refusal by the operators, and the com mittee will report a disagreement to the joint conference of miners and operators. The fight in that case will be continued on the floor of the joint convention. Tonight there is as little prospect for an agreement being readied as there has been at any time. The morning session of the committee today was without result. After the noon adjournment John Mitchell, president of the miners, took the floor and said he had been informed cn reliable authority that there were rumors in the corridors of the Claypool hotel, where the sessions of the committee were being held, that tlie operators believed that if they would stand firmly by their position and pro bing the sessions of the joint scale com mittee the miners would ngree to sign tlie present scale and recede from their demand of an increase tn wages. He said he wanted to explain to the operators that there would be under no circumstances an agreement less than the scale of 1903, unless after a disagreement the operators would enforce terms, and he did not be lieve they could. Lewis Puts It Stronger. Mr. Lewis, vice president of the United Mine Workers, followed Mr. Mitchell. He said he was surt ised to learn at the present stage of the proceedings that such rumors were afloat, and continuing said: "I want to say more than President Mitchell has said. We will be divided neither in this scale conference, out of this scale conference, In the convention, nor anywhere else, so far as I am con cerned. If we have got to such a point in these deliberations where it is a ease or wait to see who is going to he tilde to divide the forces on either side, then I believe we are considering a very dan gerous proposition." Tile feeling tonight Is that the miners under no circumstances will allow any district to sign even the advance scale demanded unless It is paid In all tlie four states of the central competitive field. CHICAGO TEAM WINS. Great Enthusiasm Shown at Bowling Alleys Last Night. The Armory. Louisville. Ky., March 26.— Amid the greatest enthusiasm manifested since the opening night, the play of the five-men teams In the national tourna ment of the American Bowling congress came to an end tonight, the result of the evening's bowling being the Installation of a new team in third place. The Bruns wick-Balke Collander team of Chicago rolled a grand total of 2754. and thereby nosed out of third place the First Na tional bank team also of Chicago, which for several days lias been occupying the coveted place with a total of 2750. Several of the teams started o fftonlght at a fast clip, and when the first game ended with several holding marks of 900 or over, and apparently playing a steady game, the crowd rooted hard in the hope that one of the teams might win tlrst place. It was not to be, however, and the end of the play left the Century No. 1 team of Chicago the champions for 190(1. and winners of first prize money. The five leading live-man teams and the amount of money won is as follows: Century No. 1. Chicago. 2791. $450: I.eisy, Peoria. 111.. 2791. $400: Brunswlek-Balke Collander, Chicago, 2754. $350: First Na tional bank. Chicago. $325; Hoffman. Chi cago. and Blrk Bros.. Chicago, tied for fifth money of *300 with scores of 2745 each. Situation in Morocco Is Grave. London. March 26.—The Daily Mall’s correspondent at Tangier declares he has unimpeachable authority to state that urgent orders have heen given to many powerful chieftains to hold their strongest ermtingents In readiness to repel any sud den unauthorized landing of foreign expe ditions or the establishment of factories such as tlgit at Marehlea. The corre spondent adds that the situation in Mo rocco is far more grave than thas been recognized in Europe because the Sultan's prime minister is utterly powerless to put Into execution concessions to European pressure which must arouse the wild fanaticism of Moros and 8,nu0,iK10 of Mus sulmans. $150,000 Fire In Chicago. Chicago, March 26.—Fire tonight in the six-story brick building at 237-239 Market street, occupied by several wholesale clothing merchants, caused a loss of $150,000 before It was gotten under con trol. The principal losers are Bergman Bros. Co., white goods manufacturing company; Flnklestein & Co., and David M. Ottenhelmer A Co. WOODS WAS SENT AROITNO TOE WORLD Taft Explains Why This Action Was Taken WAS PUT ON DUTY STATUS Came to the United States to Have an Operation Performed Necessitated By Striking Head Against a Chandelier in Cuba. — Washington, March 36.—Secretary Taft discussed today with the senate com mittee on mill*ary af*4irs the recommen dation of the Pres *ent regarding the distribution of army officers among the army posts. He criticised the present system, saying that it is deficient in that it does not afford officers an opportunity for exercising command over the large forces. He attributed the system to the fact that in the earlier days many posts i were desirable on the frontier, and said J it is difficult to discontinue a system | once established. Yet he said there Is a tendency toward an improvement as seen 1 in the establishment of regieinntal posts in this country, £ijd of brigade posts in the Philippines. Forts Riley, Leaven worth, Russell and 8am Houston in this country can, he said, be easily trans formed Into brigade posts. It Is not the purpose to do away with the small posts, said the secretary, nor would it be necessary to do so. He said that for $110,000 he could buy 17,000 acres of land near Fort Sam Hous ton, and he thought this Investment preferable to further Improvements at Fort Clarke, also in Texas, and said the money could he taken from appropria tions already made for military posts. Explains Payment to Wood. Later the secretary returned to the question of the payment of General Wood's expenses on the occasion of his visit to the United States from the Phil ippines last summer for the purpose of having a surgical operation performed. Wood was granted leave of absence by General Corbin, and he went to Hong Kong on the Buford which was sent there for repairs. The Injury making necessary the operation was received by striking Ills bead against a chandelier while he was in Cuba. No bad effects were felt until the service in the Phil ippines began. He was then attacked by severe cramps. The Philippine surgeons declined to undertake the operation, and issued a certifi',a*ie for his return to the United States u the purpose of having the sku'. i .ep ill c “T met General \Voo*i It Chicago. He explained the circumstances, and in ac cordance with the custom in the army I ordered him to Boston as the proper place for the performance of the operation." Put on Duty Status. The general explained that he had no means except his salary, and suggested that he be put on duty status, which the secretary told him could he done. They had not traveled on a transport, because of the crowded condition of those vessels, and vouchers for mileage were issued for the transportation of both the general and his aide from Manila to Boston, via Hong Kong, but the mileage from Manila to Hong Kong was reduced because of the use of the transport. The secretary said that the Boston op eration was not entirely satisfactory to the general's friends in the United States, including the President. Accordingly the general remained here from July 7. when the operation was performed, until Au gust 24, when at the suggestion of the surgeon the President issued an order di recting General Wood to return to the Philippines, via London, for the purpose of consulting a specialist there. Accord ingly, Military Secretary Ainsworth is sued an order directing General Wood to proceed to London on confidential service, which the order said had been explained to the general by the President. Secretary Taft said the allowance came under the regulation for payments for public duty. He contended that an officer was as much on public duty when protecting his health as at other times. HOB IS DISPERSED IN CHATTANOOGA OFFICERS HAD BEEN PUT ON THE GROUND AND A STRONG FORCE WAS STATIONED AT THE JAIL LAST NIGHT. Chattanooga, March 26.—(Special.)—A mob formed here shortly after 9 o'clock for the alleged purpose of taking two negroes charged with murder, one of whom has been sentenced to hang, but who has appealed his case, and hanging them. The affair had been, tipped off to the officers, however, and about ten dep uty sheriffs and twelve policemen w’ere on guard at the jail. When the advance men of the mob arrived at the Jail and took in the situation word was taken to the others and the men dispersed. There have been several rumors to night to the effect that three or four mobs have organized and there may be trouble before morning. The officers will bo maintained on duty all night. Patti8on Passes Good Day. Columbus, O., March 26.—The following I bulletin was Issued at 9 o'clock tonight | by the physicians attending Governor I'attlson: "Governor Pattison has had a clay of rest, quiet and helpful rest, and the pres ent indications point to a good night. Temperature normal, pulse 92, respiration 22. K. J WILSON. "O. P. HOLT." Change In Cuban Cabinet. Havana. March 26.—President Palma has officially announced the appointment of General Rius Rivera, at present sec retray of the treasury, to he secretary of the government, succeeding General Freye Andrade, who becomes a member I of the lower house of the Cuban con I gress. Senator Fontsterling Is appoint ed secretary of the treasury. FIB DIED UNDER DEBRIS Spectacular Eire Endangers Hundreds of lues S XT! GIRLS ARE RESCUEO Among the Men Killed Was Foreman Walsh, Who Did So Much to Quell the Great Balti more Fire. New York, March 26.-Four firemen perished and about a score of firemen and citizens were injured today in a fire accompanied by a series of explo sions that demolished a six-story factory building at Bedford and Downing streets. That the damage which is estimated from $300,000 to $400,000 was not far greater, was declared by Chief Croker to be due to the explosions which shattered the building and crushed the blase beneath tons of debris at the moment when the flames were completely beyond control and threatening to sweep the entire block. One fireman was taken out of tne building alive, but died almost immedi ately. The bodies of Ills comrades were recovered after the tire was over, crushed under the wreckage. The dead: Foreman John Walsh. Fireman George C. Christian. Fireman Thomas L. Halpin. Fireman J. Healy, all of Engine Co. No. 14. * Firemen Jacob Cohen and L. F. Call, also of Engine Co. No. 14, were burned and bruised, and later removed to the hospital. The other poisons Injured were for the most part employes In the fac tory, dwellers in the adjacent tenements and persons passing in the streets, who were struck by falling brick or glass. None of those was seriously hurt. Three Hundred in the Building. Three hundred men and women were in the factory building during the lunch hour when a slight explosion occurred on one of the upper floors, and almost Instantly the whole structure was en veloped In flames. Some had time to reach the street by the stairs, hut the greater number was compelled to take refuge on the fire escapes, where, they remained huddled together and imploring assistance until the fire apparatus ar rived. Beforo the ladder could be run up, policemen, firemen and volunteers formed a human pyramid against the front wall of the factory and in tills way handed down to safety upwards of sixty girls, who were dinging to the fire es capes on the second floor. Others jumped Into the life-saving nets, or on piles of bedding hastily gathered and heaped on the sidewalks. Within ten minutes all the occupants of the building had been taken out in safety and unhurt, save for minor injuries. Tenement Building Crushed. Four alarms were rung in rapid suc cess, and several hundred policemen were rushed to the scene to control the panic stricken crowds that thronged all the streets In the vicinity of the factory. All the adjoining tenements were ordered va cated, and tills task had barely been ac complished when a toppling wall crashed in the upper portion of a row of seven tenements in Carmine street. A moment later the flames shot across the street setting fire to a row of buildings. Firemen Buried Under Debris. Hardly had the dailies enveloped the buildings which occurred within a few minutes after the outbreak, than a ter rific explosion occurred, followed In rapid succession by four more, the last of sucli violence as to shake buildings for blocks around. With the last detonation, what remained of the walls, fell Inward, the dames which a moment before was shooting up a hundred feet into the air. Forty minutes after the blaze showed Itself all that remained of the huge build ing was a glowing heap of wrecked doors, walls and beams beneath which were buried the bodies of the four fire men. Foreman Walsh was horn In this city in 18ti4. and it was he who had charge of the New York fire brigade that aided so materially in stopping the great Balti more Are in 1904. NO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Adobe Wreck Was Caused By Opera tor's Negligence. Canyon City, Col., March 36.—The coro ner’s jury which, has been Investigating the Denver and Rio Grande wreck at Abode on March 14, ended Its delibera tions today and returned a verdict which in its essential points is as follows; “That the collision was due to the carelessness and negligence of H. F. Lively, operator at Swallows. •That said negligence was not wilful or malicious. "That said Lively was asleep when No. 3 passed his station and failed to report when asked by the chief dispatcher. “That Night Operator Vandeusen should not have deserted his post of duty “That no criminal prosecution should lie against Lively or the railroad for said collision.” Bad Fire at Gold Mine. Cripple Creek, Col., March ?7. An ex plosion In the powder room of shaft house No. 1 of the Portland Gold Mining and Milling company, one of tin* largest mines In the state, caused a Are which destroyed the shaft house, engine room, blacksmith shop and ore house. The loss will exceed $100,000, fully insured. Two hundred men were working in the shaft and had narrow escapes from death. Newport Has $1,000,000 Fire. Newport, R. I.. March 27.—Fire early this morning destroyed the Fall River liner Plymouth as she lay at her dock, the north pier of the freight shed, and hoisting apparatus adjoining, and dam aged the freight steamer City of Lowell. Much other property was temporarily threatened. The loss is estimated at $1,000,000. • LOCK CANAL WOULD BE MUCH CHEAPER Ships 900 Feet Long Could be Handled at Gatun ERNST FAVORS THIS PLAN Thinks Foreign Nations Would Not Want to Use the Canal In Case of War With the United States. _____ Washington. March 26.—Gen. Oswald H. F.rnst of the isthmian canal commission, was before the Senate committee on in teroceanic canals today, and made a statement In favor of the look canal which was favored by the minority mem bers of the consulting board of engi neers. He said that with three locks as proposed at Gatun, ships 900 feet long could be put through the locks with perfect safety, and that two gates would be closed all the time to protect the summit level. He said that each look In the clear would he eighty feet long with all locks closed, but that one of the safety guard gates could he closed and the ship sent ahead eighty feet when another would be opened. This process would take eight or ten minutes more. All these gales would not he shut when there was nine feet free water In the lock. He endorsed the statement of Engineer Stevens that longer locks could be constructed at Gatun If necessary. General Ernst declared that the lock canal would cost less than one-half as much as a sea-level canal, and could he built In 'half the time. Both projects, General Ernst said, would he vulnerable, and he did not favor mak ing the waterway a military proposi tion. He said that he would have the ca nal neutral, but In the control of the United States . He said the foreign com manders would he afraid to use the canal If engaged In war with the United States. Senator Morgan asked the witness what would be the rights of Germany or Great Britain If In a war wit'll the United States they should ask to send battle ships through the canal to attack San Francisco. General Ernst said tits under standing of the definition of neutrality was these foreign powers would have the right to use the canal, but he did not think they would care to do so. LIQUOR TAX ADOPTED. Kentucky General Assembly Places a Tax of 1'/4c Per Gallon. Frankfort, Ky., March 26.—The Ken tucky general assembly late this after noon adopted a hill imposing a license tax of 1V» cents per gallon on nil rectified, compounded or blended liquor manufac tured In the state or shipped Into It for the purpose of branding ‘'Kentucky." Tho hill was adopted In extra session, and after a hittrr struggle between the advocates of graded license and of gallon unit tax. Mitch was said during the ses sion about lobby Influences and bills and resolutions of investigation were Intro duced, hut not pressed, and no specific charge was made by anyone. It is estimated that if held to he con stitutional the net will bring the state about $159,000 annually In revenue. Undpr the provisions of the net rectifiers and blenders tire to report every six months, beginning June 20 next, and fail ure to report and pay the tax menus a closing up of the house refusing, and u tine of from $51) to $100 per day. Tn ship such spirits into the state of Kentucky for the purpose of branding Is denounced by the act as a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of from $500 to $1000 for each separate shipment. MORE SUITS FILED AGAINST M’CURDYS THE TOTAL OF THE ACTIONS BROUGHT BY THE COMPANY NOW AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. New York, March 26.—Charges that a fraudulent and corrupt conspiracy exist ed between Richard A. McCurdy, former president of the Mutual Life Insurance company, his son-in-law, Louis Thebaud, and the latter's partner, Charles A. Ray mond, are made In the formal complaints in two suits Instituted today by the com pany against the men named for the recovery of the $1,750,000, Thes<* suits are in addition to the one brought last week by the company against Richard A. Mc Curdy alone for the recovery of $3,370,000, 'Phe total now sued for amounts to $5,120, 000. The suits brought today in the opin , h»n of lawyers, form tin* basis for crim inal prosecution. One of the stilts Is directed against the elder McCurdy, 'Phebaud and Raymond and the other against Thebaud and Ray mond alone. The charge Is made that sums aggregating the total of $500,000 were paid Raymond <!fc Co., for no reason whatever, except to enrich McCurdy's I son-in-law and his party, and no services were rendered for this money, it being j alleged that the payments were purely gratuitous. These gratuities and the enor | moils commissions paid Raymond Afc Co., as general agents for the Metropolitan I district, form the basis of the two suits. Recommended for Coadjutor Bishop. Nashville, March 26. Monsignor John ! R Morris, recommended by the propa ganda at Rome for appointment to the position of coadjutor bishop of Little Rock, Ark.. Is vicar general of the dio cese of Nashville. He wus born at Hen dersonville. Tenn., June 29, 1866. and was ordained for the diocese in the basilica of 8t. John Lateran. Rome. June 11. 1892. alter being graduated front the American college there. Bishop Byrne of Nash ville* said tonight he had not heed In formed of the propaganda's action, but supposed the published statement was I correct. Hadley Induces Arclibald (o Tell Some Things ME HAMPTON ION STAND Says He Sent Men From the Standard Office to Audit the Books of the Waters-Pierece Oil Company. New York, March *26.—John D. Arch bold, vice president of the Standard Oil company, was the principal witness today in the hearing conducted by Attorney General Hadley of Missouri before United States Commissioner Satiborne. In re sponse to Mr. Hadley's direct question, "Who is the active head of the Standard Oil company?” Mr. Arch bold replied that there was "no master mind" In the Standard Oil company, that It consisted of "an aggregation of iidlviduuls*. Mr. Archhold also volunteered the state ment that John D. Rockefeller had no desire to evade any questions; that .mT. Rockefeller knew nothing about the mat ins concerned in the present suits, but that if Mr. Hadley wished to go to Lake wood and question him he would find Mr. Rockefeller willing to answer any ques tions. Mr. Hadley interrupted this state ment with the remark. "There is only way to examine wit nesses here." Wade Hampton, general auditor of the Standard Oil company, testified that he had on various occasions sent men from his office in New York to St. Louis to audit tin* accounts of the Waters-Pierce OH company, and that while so employed the men were on the pay roll of the latter company. The same course was pursued In auditing the banks of the Standard Oil company of Indiana. Objects to the Artists. John O. Arch bold was the first witness. Before answering questions he objected to being sketched by several artists who were in the room. “I must protest against the sketch artists." said Mr. Archbold, pointing to ^ one or two. "They have acted so inde cent ly that I must protest for myself and the public.” United States Commissioner Frederick K. Sanborn, before whom the bearing was held, asked the artists to desist. Counsel for the Standard Oil comistny said that the defense could not furnish tills morning the letters asked for on Saturday, but hoped to do so this after noon. There had been some delay in find ing them, he said. Mr. Archbold said that he is a vice president of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey and owns stock in both that company and the Standard Oil com pany of Indiana. He said that N. M. Vanburen is Ills son-in-law ami is now in New York. Process Server After Him. Bonn after he stated tills h process server who was present left the room. Mr. Archbold said John I). Rockefeller Is president of the Standard OH company, hut has taken no active Interest in ihe 1 tislrn ss affairs In some > cars owing to III health. He has an office at 2fi Broad way, but Is seldom there. "Who is tin' active head of the Standnrd oil company?" asked Attorney General I Indley. "The dally production of crude oil In tho fniled States Is about 330.000 gallons and the Standard Oil produces about one seventh." "And about the refined product?" "The Standard Oil probably sells and markets about TO per cent of It and I want to add," continued Mr. Archhold, "that wherever there is a Standard Oil refinery In the fnited States there Is a competition refinery In that section. There Is a great deal of competition In the nil business. Tho competition of course Is greatest In the big oil region of Penn sylvania.” Does Not Control Situation. The witness told of I he Standard Oil's Interest In the new Held of Kansas and said the Standard Oil company did not control the oil situation there. There were a number of Independent producers and refiners there. Attorney General Hadley asked Mr. Archbold concerning the men who com posed the vnrlous boards of directors or the Standard Oil Companies Including Prnncls I). Curly, Col. William T. Thomp son Horace l> Hutchins. 11. 8. Cowles and H. M. Tilford. These men had all been at one time or another connected with the Standard oil company, princi pally. however, about 1S7X. "Who composed the original board of directors of the Standard fill company under the original trust agreement?" ask ed Mr. Hadley. "John I). Rockefeller. Charles Pratt. William K. Worden. H. M. Brewster. J. A. Bostwlck. O. H. Payne and myself." Mr. Archbold said he knew R. P. Tins ley and that he Is connected with the Wat ere-Pierce Oil company, but the wit ness had never heard him designated as agent nor had he ever heard of Walter Jennings ns agent. Tip- witness believed Tinsley left the Waters-Plerce company to go with the Standard Oil company and I now Is on Ills way to Japan. "He left for Spain about the time or a ! little after thlR suit was Instituted last ! Hiimmei did 'he not?” asked Mr. Had ley. "I think it was last Hummer, but I do not recall the exact date.” Mr. Archbold said there are 125 inde pendent oil refiners in the United States, all of them doing business. He said that II. M. Tilford who he understands has charge of the Standard Oil business In I the west and middle.wrst, Is In Now York. 1|h saw him last Sunday. Talks About Rockefeller. "Where U John 1). Rockefeller" asked Mr. Hadley. "He Is at l-akewood. X. J. As T explain ed, his health Is not good and he has had no connection with the business for ten years." “When did you see Mr. Rockefeller last?” "Mr. Rockefeller has been in New York (Continued qn Second Pa9«)