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VOLUME XXXXIII 1 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MONDAY, JUNE <), NUMBER :U PROGRESS ON THE'TARIFF BILL IS NOT HINDERED BY LOBBY INVESTIGATION 1 Information Secured Likely i to Have Important Bearing on Future Legislation _ WILSON’S TREATIES FACE DELAY AND POSSIBLE DEFEAT ’ Congress Will Be Urged to Consider a Registration Law—President’^ Friends Gathering Material to Support His Free Sugar Stand Washington, June 8.—Neither President Wilson nor democratic managers of the two branches of Congress could estimate j tonight what effect the Senate’s remark able “lobby investigation” Is to have upon the progress of the tariff bill, the cur rency reform plan, or other business of Congress. In the six days of grilling to which It has subjected the senators themselves, the investigating committee has secured Information and opened up channels of Investigation that are likely to have an Important influence upon the whole course of legislation In the future. President Wilson’s charges that an unusually large “lobby” was engaged In trying to influ ence changes In the tariff, formed the basis for the inquiry now under way; but It has run far outside the scope of tho tariff and has brought the Senate committee up to the edge of what is ex pected to be one of the most searching Inquiries ever conducted into the ques tion of “legislative influences.” Tariff Not Hindered Progress on the tariff bill has not been hindered during the week by the lobby investigation, but It is said tonight that before the reconstructed Underwood bill Anally gets Into the Senate for the de bate the lobby investigation will have become a direct issue in the fight. None of the alleged “lobbyists'* lias been ques tioned as yet; but facts brought out by senators on the witness stand and the, course the committee has determined j upon for tlie future, make it clear that i Congress will he urged to consider; A registration law, requiring every “lob- j bylst,” legislative agent or other person j who comes to Washington to influence legislation t6 Identify himself at once and i the interests he represents. The condemnation and possible prohl-1 bition of the present system of "manu facturing sentiment" in a state to influ ence that state's senators or representa tives i'imau Any certain legislative mat ter. The chief influence of the lobby in quiry upon the present tariff revision probably will come in connection with the sugar and wool fights, around wdiich will wage much of the forthcoming tariff debate In the Senate. Well organized and extensive campaigns have been shown to exist on both sides of the sugar tariff question; and systematic activity by the wool protective forces has been testified to by many senators. As to Free Sugar President Wilson's friends In the Sen ate are gathering material as the hear ing progresses to support his free sugar Stand by an effort to show that the Louisiana, Hawaiian and Porto Rican cane growers and American beet sugar manufacturers have exhausted all possi ble means to arouse public sentiment against free sugar. Fully as vigorous a fight will be made on the other side, to prove from the testimony of the lohby bearing that cane sugar refineries, par ticularly the General Refining company, have been the hone and sinew of the free sugar campaign and would he the chief beneficiaries of President Wilson's recommendations for free sugar in 1916, are carried out. Senators have talked freely of their Bwners of properties or commodities that hilght somewhat be affected by tariff Changes. In the majority of cases, how ever, they have Insisted that such own ership has never influenced their votes and that they are not concerned person ally In any Items of the present tariff law. From the attitude of members of the Senate committee It Is believed no rec ommendation will he made agalnat sen ators voting upon schedules on the tariff that might affect their own Interests. Such a prohibition would affect many mem bers on one or more Items. Senators by the dozen have testified to ownership of farms and newspapers and In lesser numbers to Interests In lumber, coal, pa per making, oil, cattle, wool and manu facturing enterprises. Probe Resumed Today The lobby investigation will be re sumed early tomorrow, with the ques tioning of the remaining senators. Tuesday or Wednesday the probe will be carried to the field of so-called "lobby” itself and men who have been engaged in presenting arguments' to senators or Senate committee, or In Inspiring publicity “and back Are" cam paign In the different states In behalf of any tariff changes will be examined. From this, the committee will go into the Investigation of lobbying activities of all kinds and upon all legislation. Opposition to the renewal of the ar bitration treaties with Great Britain and other countries has become so acute In the Senate that the new treaties recently sent in by President Wilson now face indefinite delay and possible defeat. Another effort will now he made early this week, to secure Indorsement of the treaties. The extra seelon was two months old last week and In that time the revision of the tariff had been at least half rom pleted. The Underwood hill, which passed the House as a strictly admin istration measure, has been In the Sen ate more than a month and now is nearly ready for the Senate democratic caucus This caucus probably will be held next week. A# they will go to the democratic Caucus, the tariff rates #111 be the lowest In history and the free list will be the longest ever known; longer than the list as it passed the House. As re vised by the Senate subcommittees and likely to have the approval of the finance committee majority the free list will contain among other articles the following; Articles on Free List Meat, flour, live stock, wheat, proba bly with a countervailing duty, oats and oatmeal, barley, rye, lum ber, coal, boots and Blioes, breads and I biscuits, raw wool, sugar to be free in L three years, buckwheat and buckwheat yflour, coca, coffee, tea, cornmeal, fish, ■ bananas, jute, hides, India rubber, in kdtgo. cotton seed oil, castor oil, cod I (UbUuuciI on Page Tnoj INVESTIGATION OF W. VA. COAL STRIKE TO BEGIN TUESDAY Confronted by Complicated Situation Subcommittee Goes to Charleston SENATOR BORAH WILL HEAR FIRST WITNESS Expected 100 Will Tell of Experiences in Mines—Rumor That Trouble May Result Over Their Presence Fails to Intimidate the Investigators Washington, Juno S.—Confronted by a complicated .situation, constantly growing more involved, the senate subcommittee named to investigate West Virginia coal strike conditions will leave for Charles ton tomorrow night. Examination of witnesses will begin ‘here Tuesday, vita the appearance of semes of minors, rounded up toy agents of the 1 nited Mine Worker*, to testify in relation to charges that the workers in the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek coal fields are kept in a state of virtual peonage. Sen ator Borah of Idaho, who has especial charge of this branch of the investigation, will hear the first witness. Many Witnesses Summoned Paul J. Paulsen of tlie Unite, Mine Workers, has been In West Virginia fur a week collecting the witnesses and It is expected he will be on band with about Mo men to give tneir experiences in the West Virginia coal mines. They will be followed by .vificsses testifying as :o alleged interference with the postal serv ice hy mine guards, violations of the im migration laws, the shipment of arms m 1 ammunition into the strike territory and the “arrest, trial and conviction of citi zens In violation of the constitution or laws,” The announcement of the Indictment in the federal courts of officers of the L'rited Alice Workers charged v tth >svln„ con spired with -oal operators in Penned.a 11 la. Ohio. Indiana and Illinois to em barrass A\ cst Virginia mine owners bv promoting the strike, and the news of further labor outbreaks in the New fiver cpal field of West A'bglula have further complicated the strike situation.since ih" Sencf.. paasec .... olmlon. an:,, the Inquiry. 'l’ln‘ charge of -• inspirnry on tlie part of operators in other Mates to causa trou blt in the West Virginia field is one of the points embraced in tlie Senate reso lution, and the Indictment m?.v force the aerators to limit materially their efforts on this branch of the inquiry, and he will be Very careful in calling and examining: witnesses to avoid ail possibility of giv ing immunity to any offenders who might be called to account through the courts. Investigators Not Alarmed Intimations of mine operators who v, ere here last week, that the advent ol the committee into the strike zone might in flame tlie miners and cause tlie cauldron of discontent again to bubble over did not frighten the investigators. However, if there is any u/.if caranee of a recur rence of riot and disorder the commit!oe may decide to leave tne strike district and return to Washington for a "long dis tance" inquiry. War Almost Inevitable Be tween Balkin Allies; Tid ings Received in London Loudon, June 8.—A Vienna dispatch says: "War is almost Inevitable between the Balkan allies, according to a Sofia dis patch to the Neil Freie Presse, which de clares that the solution of the cabinet crisis must not be looked for before June 12. The Oaneff cabinet is expected to effect a rapprochement with the triple alliance, and In the meanwhile a meeting of the premiers is extremely doubtful. "Enormous excitement prevails. Servla is allowing the passage of no Bulgarian messages. From today a more drastic 'state of war' will lie observed. All houses must close at 9 o'clock at night." Belgrade. June s.—The feeling of irrita tion uud alarm is becoming pronounced here, the belief being that Bulgaria is delaying her reply 1o the Servian note unly to guilt time tc dispose her troops to the best advantage. Premier Pasttch today held a confer ence with leaders of the various politi-| cal parties and discussed relations be tween Servla and Bulgaria. Yesterday the Bulgarians again attempted to oc cupy Servian territory between Douran and Strumltza. This coupled with Bul garia's failure to icpiy to the Servian note has cuusod the opposition leaders to demand u speedy settlement or t lie crisis, it is proposed that the Skupshtina shall declare the occupied territories an nexed, thus confro--lng Bulgaria with a French fait accompli. Sofia, June 8.—The semi official Mir declares: "No Bulgarian government will ever consent to a revision of the Serbo-Bulga rian treaty, if the Servians do not hasten to abandon their foolish and provocative I demands for such revision we do not see that any good can be expected from an interview between the four premiers, which is momentarily adjourned owing to Bulgarian ministerial crisis and less so as the regime of terror to which the Macedonians are being subjected by the Servians^-and Greeks does not presage the possibilHy of an understanding between the allies.” Dental Examiners to Meet Jackson, Miss., June 8.—(Special.)-The state boil’d of dental examiners are due to meet ~tn this city the third Tuesday in June -for the purpose of examining ap plicants to practice dentistry. BEAUTIFUL VALLEY War Department, Trying Out Cavalry, Selects the Shenandoah MANEUVERS TO LAST ABOUT TWO MONTHS' Necessity for Rehabilitation of Cavalry Disclosed When (ieneral £t*ff Made Plans for Reorgani zation of the Army Washington, .Tune S.—The Shenan doah valley where "Phil" Sheridan made his famous ride 50 years ago, Is to hear again song of the bugle, the galloping ! ^ f->r«es, the crack of carbines and tj > rr ,om of cannon, for the war depat 2 “ t is trying out the cavalry and I .*■£ hosen the Shenati — o tloali as thef 0-*.<llesfi battleground. For two morf q £>this summer a full brigade of ct 0nd o battery of horse arlUlet* ill maneuver and “light" over £ cd roads, the green | hills and fie I ^ car Winchester that I figured in *rm -great cavalry battles i in the war between the states. The department has leased a tract of ground a mile broad and two miles long in the heart of the Shenandoah, 70 miles -from Washington, and orders to the troops have been issued for two regiments of the brigade, those from Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, and Fort Oglethorpe. Georgia, must ride 700 dusty miles under a summer sun be fore they can reach the valley and they must report July 20. The first squadron from Fort Myers, Virginia, will have only 70 miles to go and the horse bat ter \ from Fort Riley, Kansas, will b* sent by rail. Great interest attaches the maneu vers. Secretary Garrison will be a fre quent spectator; Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff, United States army, probably will spend much time there and President WilsOn may sum mon a White House automobile some Saturday and make the trip to the vol ley battleground. Foreign Methods Studied The necessity for a rehabilitation of tin* cavalry was disclosed when the general staff some time ago made am bitious plans for tlie reorganization of the army so as to prepare it for the defense of the country against attack by any great military power. This re sulted in the sending- to Europe last year o| a board of six cavalry offi cers. wh«» studied the German, Russian. Austro-Hungary. French and English organizations. Four months were spent •ftbrotfd t>v office*** and- tinertv their return they have prepared plans for radical changes in the organiza tion and use of cavalry of the American arm v. These plans were carefully consid- 1 (•red by the general staff and It was decided that before adopting them they should be submitted to a practical test. Secretary Garrison then authorized the gathering at Shenandoah for .the trial. \ board of officers made a tour of inspection of the valley a few' days ago in search of a suitable maneuver ground and leased the big tract which Brig. Gen. <\ A. Doval. head of the board, says Is ideal for the experi ments. Tlie tests will take place tinder the direction of Col. c. H. Murray of the' Twelfth cavalry, as Prig. Gen. Q. E. McClernand, the head of the cavalry; heard, is prohibited from exercising ac- \ tual command by virture of his retire ment. General McClernand, however, i with Lieut. Cols. .1. T. Dickmann and ! Fred S. Foltz, Maj. Jesse Mel. Carter1 and (’apt. Frank Parker, all members I of the board, which studied the Euro- ■ pean systems, will be present during 1 the drills and observe the results. Problems to Be Solved Some of the practical questions to he worked out arc: How large a command can a captair handle successfully? How many such units can a colonel handle to the best advantage under ! conditions approximating hostilities? The new formation of the cavalry | into double ranks also will be tried out i on a large scale, a practical test by I Captain Parker of the Eleventh cav alry at Fort Huachuca. Arizona, with an experimental squadron having been pronounced a complete success by Gen. H. L. Scott. As an individual the American troop er may be the best cavalry soldier in the world, but for 40 years he has been so handicapped by defective or ganization as to make a poor showing in comparison with the splendid mount ed soldiers of the great continental armies during the early seventies, the old organization, founded on the Eu ropean practice which had stood the tremendous test of the civil war, was abandoned upon the recommendation of a board seeking to carry out a the oretical plan of uniformity of organ ization in all branches of the milltarv service. The cavalry was forced to adopt the infantry organization piau for 12 companies, three of which com posed a battalion while four battalions composed a regiment. As the cavalry for many years was for the most part scattered around the country in small bodies doing duty on western frontiers the defects of organization never wore very apparent until recent years. Th" general staff’s decision for a reorgan ization brought to light the urgent need of readjustment and Its officers now' are hopeful that the new plans will bring the mounted service to the point of perfection. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Progress on tariff not hindered bv lobbj- Investigation. invesflgatio, of West Virginia coal strike begins Tuesday Beauflful val’oy of Virginia to a-ain hear song of bugle. Miss Davison riieB in London Hatfield offered to aid committee in mine inquiry. McAdoo would have all currency is sued. Attempt made to have Blanco betray leader. ’ 2— Congressional fxtravagance to be checked. 3— Reason of sled corporation for own. Ing railroads. Large croVd hears Folk at Anniston. Anniston gets next conference 4— Editorial comment. 5— Soon have waterpower bv electricity Kills himself after quarrel. First Chautauqua cornea to close Many contendvri for heavy title C—Sports. Barons raise pennant today. P -Berlin dedicate.' Olympic ‘stadium for the I'Jbl meet. KAISER’S DAUGHTER IS WEDDED WITH DISPLAY TMt TQPChl I Ciwt PROCESSION The actual wedding ceremony of the Princess Victoria Vuise,daughter of the Emperor of Germany, and Prince August-Ernest of Brunswick, took place with pomp ano royal display, which was as ceremonious as any ever held in the history of Germany. The heads of several nations attended and the guests consisted of the cream of their nobility. ATTEMPT* I Offered $300,000 to Be False to Carranza and Join Forces of President Huerta Brownsville, Tex., June s. Three hun dred thousand pesos ami a generalship n the federal army was the price of-Gred General Lucio Blanco, commander of‘the victorious “constitutionalist” forces in Matamoras if he and his army would join arid swear allegiance to the Huerta gov ernment, according to Francisco Jose Mojica, chief of staff of General Blanco. Blanco’s staff was offered the same rank in the federal army as now held by them in the constutionallst army. Mtijica says. The offer was made by General Trevino, of Montcvy; General Fernando Gonzales, chief of Huerta arms in Nuevo Leon, and General Juan do Tdos Arza mendi, chief <»f arms at ieforia. accord ing to Mujica. rt was made verbally and brought t<> Matamoras by Captain Bruno. Trevino was executed this morning*. The rurale is in prison. Antonio AciinsaroUe was also executed in Matamora this morning lie was cap tain of volunteer.' in the federal force oC Matamoras. and was captured on the Rio Grande yesterday. 'A'hen onlv 22 year:* rJd he had made a reputation as a fighter. Sixteen prisoner were released by Blanco today in the presence of United1 States Consul Johnson. The majority Joined the rebels. Fourteen member.- of the Sixth Mexican cavalry band, who laim they were forced to fight with the federal*1 in Matamoras. and who escaped during the battle, were today guaranteed their safety by General Blanco if they would return to Matn tnor&s and reorganize the hand. The men are being held under guard by United States soldiers, and base not indicated that they would ictiirn. Secret service men arrested An ado Stevens of Bro.vnsvide. today on a charge of violating neutrality laws by smug gling ammunition to the constitution alists. It is the tii st arrest here during the present revoluii in in connection with neutrality violations. It »s said more ar» expected. Stec trs ''as h Id to the federal grand jury under $1C0m bond. Eagle Pass, Tex., .lime s. Gen. I.uoln Elar.eo, who directed the successful rebel attach on Matamoras. Mcx.. last week, reported to Venustlano Carranza. ‘constl •tutionlsts" leader, toda' that he had been approached with an offer of $300,000 if he would betray Carranza and Join tlie forces of President Huerta. Blanco reported that he had caused the arrest of the federal emissary, Bruno Trevino, who presented credentials from Governor Gonzales of the state of Nuevo l.eon. and that he had been sentenced to death by a court-mar tial. It is assumed the sentence was carried out Carranza, to whom Tr vino appealed, refusing to interfere. Trevino was one of the leaders in the Monterey revolt of last February. Mexico City, June 8. The government will nut attempt t" recapture Matanioriis lmmediateiv. it will organize as soon as possible u column of undo men. but for the present dies' troops are not avail able. The gunboat Vera Cruz, on which It was intended t-i send a force to Mata moras to dislodge the rebels, la still at Vera Cruz. , , , „ The war denartment denies that Zaoa I teras. capital of the, slate of the same name, has ben taken by rebels, but de clares fighting still continues there. > rl vate information, howev-r. confirms the fall of the town and adds that the rebels are moving to the south against Agnus Calientes. and that Saltillo is In danger of attack The rebels arc practically In control of almost all the rural regions in the north. Mi area including the states of Zacatecas. Durango and big sections of Coahulbi. Chihuahua. Sonora. Nevo l.eon and T.'.maullpas is isolated, the onlv news re clved helng by an oc casional courier or refugee. The activity of both sides in the state of AIi< lio«ac»tn resembles a game of hare and hounds, the WOULD HAVE ALL Fa. Mig Present Issue Certifi cates ^ 'I Bank . ^ * Washington, June S.-Whli;-* t;. i mental principle? of an admintst. currency will have been agreed uno. there are essential differences, it de veloped today, between Secretary Mt Adoo and congressional leaders ns to new if:st es of currency. These relate pri marily, it is said, to he question whether the government should issue all the pa per money, or whether the proposed re r.erve associations should bo authorized (o issue notes in place of present national bank notes, permitting all of the present issues of United fltri'-s currency to stand as at present. The obstacles, it U de clared, arc by no means insuperable .ml an effort will be male to compose the differences this week. Secretary McAdoo •• tentative sugges tions, it is undergo d. would have* the government issue all currency. He v.-uuld retire the present issue of gold certifi cates amounting to :'1,079,OOn,<XX) and the national bank notes amounting to $730,<j»K). 000. He "Would make all of the paper money “United States note*:” maintain ing the present is.-ui of such notes and replacing he gold certificates and na tlonal bank notes by an increased num ber of United States notes. Hack of these notes would ' ■ gold, baaed on a certain percpma-p* of the issue which lias not yet oeen determined. Chairman Glu of the House banking and curreimy romm-ttee, on the other hand, it is said, would not disturb the present issues of p.oid certificates of any other Unit I States notes, but would gradually ref in- the national bank not and permit the? reserve associations to Is sue currency based upon the dW ts of the membership dinks to take the place oi the national back notes. Secretary Mi Xdm. s plan Is designed to permit greater participation of the fed eral government in be operations of the reserve association: than other sugges tions proponed. Icier his plan, there would be a boor p*, regional reserve asso ciations wi ll a su1 treasm**. of the ' ;,it«•, 1 States in haps;? *u < aeh. and a e« ntrul liuitan in the tr.-m*ury d«;u a^tment at1 Washington. Undo/ ether plana the volte of the banks wo. Id be greater in ♦he' management of tie: reserve associations.■ and there woul I be a ce»urafl cr»mt;us.s(on | in Washington upon which the banks, would be largely i opr evented. All schemes of r form would provide 1 for elasticity ny |V*i i lttinr. the proposed! reserve association to rediscount com-1 mere la 1 pape . LEE EULOGIZED BY SENATOR SWANSON Confederate Memorial Day Exercises Held in Arling ton Cemetery Sunday Washington. June s.—Confederate Me morial day exercises were held today at Arlington National cemetery, under the a umpires of southern organizations in Washington. The ceremonies took place in the. confederate section of the ceme tery and were featured by an address by Senator Swanson of Virginia, who dwelt upon the achievements of the army of Virginia and the greatness «»f Gen. Robert E. T*ee. Following the programme of speeches and music, flowers were placed on the giaves of the known and unknown dead. SUFFRAGE CAUSE Dies at Epsom Hospital as Result of Injuries Re ceived During Derby MADE ATTEMPT TO STOP KING’S HORSE Only Hospital Attendants at Bedside. Miss Davison Noted for Her Daring Feats in Behalf of Militancy Uomlon. June s. Emily Wilding Da vison, the first martyr to the militant, efforts of women to obtain the suf frage. died today at the Epsom hos pital ns the result of n frniture of the skull a:stained In an attempt to stop the King's horse. Annier. during the running of the derby on Wednes day last. Only the matron of the hos pital and two nurses were present a; the death led. Miss Davison’s rela tives having left the building when told that there was no hope of her re gaining consciousness. A few moments before her death two comrades draped the screen surround ing the cot with the fateful colors of ] the 'Women's Social and Political union. ! which she wore when she* made h*r sensational attempt to interfere with the great classic of the llritish turf. Struck by King's Horse Miss Davison had evidently expected to grain the track at Tottenham cur ner in time to intercept and scatter the field, but was detained a moment by a spectator, who tried to restrain her. She reached the track In time to he struck by the King's h ’ • e, which was running in the ruck The woman turned n • ompk som ersault, coming down .. In»■ legs of Jockey Jones, w on left prone and uncons- ’ ius after the fall of ids mount. She struck on her head and It was believed at Ill'st that her thick hah had saved her from more than concussion, but a later exam ination showed a fracture of the base of tilt skull. An operation was per formed. hut the case was hopeless. Miss Davison was noted for her dar ing feats iu behalf of militancy. One of her earliest oiploits was to bar ricade herself in a cell and she was only sub hied with, the aid of a fire hose. O' another occasion she cast her self down fligln of stairs iu jail wr] vvy> scmou*U ,‘.in lured. wn» if the u •>*. p^nfistept invaders of liouvf "oi cotntboh^, Which she gained •vie tihe i» way of the air shart. ter last. vplolt berbre the fatal Kp '.- oin incident was tho assault of a Bap tist clergyman in tlk* belief that lie was Chancellor Lloyd-Uoorge. The inquest will be held Tuesday. The funeral will take place in London and members of the Women's I’olh leal and Social union will take a prom inent part. Suffragettes Pay Tribute Speaking with great emotion ai Hyde I park meeting tiii afternoon. Mrs. Dcs panl said she hoped that the case of Miss Davison would kindle a flame ip tip pulse nf men which would cud tlej present awful .ituatlon. Mis? (iowan, another* suffragette leader, ,sni<l Miss Davison had given her life to call attention to the worngn of women. She knew Miss Davison had always held the view that a woman's life would have to be sacrificed before thi women of the country would get justice. In striking contrast to the meetings of the constitutional society In Hyde park this afternoon, which met with only mild heckling attempts of tii Women’s Political and Social union speakers to address the crowd, result ed in considerable disorder and a num ber of fights between the male body guards of the women and spectators. At one point the women were rushed off their feet and the police had to es cort them from the park. Several arrests were made. The Daily Sketch has received a message from t'hl.stobel Pankhurst. i who is now in Paris, in which she suit! ; "Miss Davison died for women’s free dom. She did this to call attention t«< their wrongs and win for them tin vote. Tli© government's refusal t»> grant the vote drove her to make her protest. Tiie argument lias not con vinced Mr. Asquith of the seriousness of his position. but perhaps the wom an’s death will. •‘Miss Davison’s memory will live in women’s hearts and history for all time. There will be a public funeral In honor of this soldier who has fallen in t)i© war for freedom.” ACTRESS KILLED BY SPANISH COOK Tampa, Fla., .Ion* 8. Andres Bruno, aj Spaniard, shot and killed Rleanor Tm k 80ii, a vaudeville performer of New York, and then blew on* his own brains here tods.'. The bodice were found by the 4-year-old child of the woman in a cot tage nest door \ » where the child had been left over Bruno was .p. f in a local Spanish restaurant. CHIEFS OF POLICE REACH WASHINGTON Washington. June 8.-Chiefs of police from all sections of the I’nlted stales and Canada arrived here today to attend the annual convection of the Interna tional Association of Chiefs of Police w hich begins tomorrow. The sessions will , nn tinue until Saturday. Distiller Found Dead Paducah, liy„ June 8.—Sol II Dreyfus, wholesale distiller, was found dead In his office here today with two bullet holes in his temple. The family attributed death to an accident and the coroner’s verdict was non-committal. Dreyfus was reported recently to have suffered financial re verses. Suffragettes Suspicioned Hampton. Knjdand, June 8.—The court grandstand at Hun t park was destroyed by fire shortly after midnight The flames spread to the other stands of the famous rare course and also to the stables. The fire is bellaved to be the work of surna me ties. HATFIELD OFFERED Says Indictments Against Mine Workers’ Officials a Surprise CONDITIONS IN COAL FIELDS WELL IN HAND Mining Officials Recently Indicted, Charged With Violation of Sher man Law, Will Be Summoned to Appear for Trial This Week Charleston, \V. Ya.. June tf.—Gov. H. 1». Hatfield of \Yest Ylrglnia on the eve of the senatorial investigation into the n ine anil labor troubles in that state. made a statement today in which ho raid: “I know nothing about the inten tion of the SetiHie investigating com mittee as they have not in any way communicated with me. notwithstand ing I wired Senator Goff several weeks ait«i that i should lie very glad to as sist the committeemen any way I could and offered them a suitable room in the capitol from which to conduct the ln\ estimation. "The indictments aguinst the mine workers' officials in th-e federal court came as n complete surprise to too. As to conditions in the F’aint and Uabiu creek coal fields the civil authorities ha \ • ahsolui o control ami have had for some time. I nm giving them assist H,M'e with a detail of live soldiers. Tills i- mere I j a precaution to assist tho civil authorities in guaranteeing that violators’ of the law will be properly dealt with and in order that a continu ation of the satisfactory conditions that now exist iu the coal fields will be more surely guaranteed, J shall re lievo these live militiamen when the civil authorities feci they can cope with the situation and when I can he sat isfied that each and • vet \ workman h;u< ample protection against nn.i in justice or mlstruat'ment, and when tlm contending factions, by their at is. in dicate to me that they can settle their differences in a peaceable way without lesoriing to violence and violations of the law. "The tonnage of the coal mine:- n rapidly returning to the normal ear parity." Nine Indictments (’ha lest on. W Via., .1 uno s. - - John P. White, president of the iulerimtioiy; \ organization of the United Mine Wofk . ers of America ; Vice President" Frank .1. Mayes and 17 official and subordi nate officers of district No. 17. the local miners' union, indbted by the federal grand jury last nigT.t charged with rio thy. vi>erpiQr. Rnli-trfist will be summoned to appear before Judge Benjamin of the Teller court euriy this week. The government, it is .-aid. will uslc that t lie trial proceed n t once. The indictments and allegations that there is a conspiracy iu restraint of trade and commerce between the United Aline Workers of America and coal op erators of western Pennsylvania. Ohio, Indiana and Illinois against the \Ve«i Virginia coal operators have caused a profound sensation. While the names of the witnesses who appeared before tin* federal jury in the case have not been made public, it Is known that coni operators of Paint and t'abln creek.-, where labor troubles have been abund ant and former officials of the miner.V organization, assisted in gathering in formation for the Indictment. The defendants are charged with at tempting to create a monopoly of the labor market by fixing prices and re fusing to allow members of the. or ganization to work at lower wag. s. H Is alleged the union prohibits men from working who are not members »f the organization and that the miners’ officials conspired to unionize the coal mines of West Virginia as to give an advantage to the producers of western Pennsylvania. Ohio. Indiana and Illin ois. It is charged the mines in the last four states are already unionized and the United Mine Workers of Amer ica control wage scales, and that the defendants conspired with coal pro ducers of western F’ennsylvanla, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois to give them a monopoly of the coal trade in the Great Takes region and other- western mu t'kets. When it became known officially to night that the nine worker?’ official* "ere indicted surprise was expressed in a number of quarter*. Attorney General McReynoUK who returned tonight from New York, decla I he Knew nothin’, of the proposed prosecution, while other of ficials of the government likewise dis claimed knowledge of the matter. The declaration was made that s**ld« m was such prosecution undertaken without consultation with the department of jus tice. Nothing, according to department officials, had been brought to their- at tention in connection with the cast* Cumberland. AM.. June s John f\ White, president of the 1'idted Mil Worker* of America, indicted with othe officers in the federal court at Charlea’on. W. Va.. on charges of violating th? Sher man anti-trust law. returned here tonight from Blaine. H. said: “There Is no foundation for tin action taken. The charges that we have been in league with operators Is absurd and ridiculous. \"e will lie amply able to make dear that i.o such collusion existed or -ven thought of." ADVENTISTS MAKE Quadrennial Session of the World Conference Ad journed Yesterday - # Washington. June 8.—The world con ference of Seventh Day Adventists to day concluded its 24 day quadrennial ses sion at Takoma Park. Md.. and thou sands of delegates from all parts of the world left for their homes. The next meeting place has not yet been selected. The only business transacted today was the appointment of Elder A. J. Haysmer of Nashville, Tenn., as president of the West Indian conference, and of Elder W. B. White of South Lancaster, Mass., as president of the South African union conference, with headquarters at Cape town.