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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
VOLUME XXXXIII . BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 1«». 1913 14 PAGES NUMBER 44
DISCOVER A “JOKER”
IN SUGAR SCHEDULE
OF THE WEE BILE
Provision Would Operate to
Make All Refined Sugar
Dutiable
MAJORITY MEMBERS
MAKE AMENDMENT
Senator Sheppard Tipped Off to
Provision by Greenville, Tex.
Chamber of Commerce.
Strike Out Language
THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
SENATE:
Met at i p. m.
Lobbying Investigating commit
tee continued reading of lettors
mid tolegrams from anti-free su
gar men.
Finance committee democrats
consideration of tariff bill sched
ules.
Foreign relations committee
voted to pass several diplomatic
appointments.
HOUSE:
Not in session.
Washington, Juno 18.—An eleventh hour
discovery that the sugar schedule of the
Underwood tariff bill had a "joker” in
It which would have operated to make
all refined sugar dutiable at 2 cents a
pound and nullify the provision for free
sugar after three years resulted today
in an amendment by majority members
of the Senate finance committee.
Elimination in the Underwood bill of
tlie dutch standard of color, which had
been In tariff bills for many years, it
was discovered, made applicable to all
refined sugar a paragraph from the
Payne-Aidrich bill relating to confection
ary, which included the following words,
"sugars after being refined, when tinc
tured, colored, or in any way adulterated,
2 cents per pound.”
The majority members of the finance
committee had their attention called ttf
tills matter by Senator Sheppard of Texas,
who was petitioned by the Chamber of
Commerce of Greenville, Tex., to look
into the provisions which they believed
might defeat the purpose of the adminis
tration and the majority in Congress as to
ultimate free sugar. It was suggested
that the bill as it stood could be so
construed as to apply to all refined sugar,
which is colored with ultramarine.
Order Investigation
Tlie dutch standard which was taken
out in the House bill, stipulated specific
ally ae to the coloring of refined sugar.
Members of the finance committee or*
tiered an investigation and President Wil
son when his attention was called to it,
agreed that it should be looked into
thoroughly.
Late today tlie majority of the commit
tee received expert reports that the pro
vlsion might operate as a joker and they
promptly struck out the language as it
referred to refined sugars and left it ap
plicable only to confectionaries.
Another important amendment to the
bill agreed upon by the committee would
repeal an act passed in 1890 exempting
brandies used by manufacturers to fortify
grape wines from the general internal
revenue tax. This amendment, it is es
timated, wdll increase the government
revenue by $7,000,000 a year.
The committee tonight bail completed
all tlie schedules and Senator Kern, the
majority leader, issued a call for a sen
atorial democratic caucus next Friday.
The caucus can take up the rates while
the committee is completing work on the
Income tax and administrative features
Settled Important Matters
One of tlie Important matters settled to
day was that a countervailing duty
should not be put on livestock and meats
which are to go on the free list unre
stricted. Wheat and flour will go on the
free list, but with a countervailing duty.
Hates on leather gloves were increased
slightly over the Underwood rates. It
also developed that the committee hail
increased the proposed rales on pig- lead
and spelter line, concerning which some
democrats made a fight In the House
caucus.
Senator Kaulsbury of Delaware today
introduced an amendment to the bill,
which w'ould raise tlie limit on personal
purchases to lie brought In free by trav
elers from $100 to $350. The amendment
would permit a traveler to bring in
articles for personal and Irousehold use
to a value of $250 and for souvenirs and
gifts to the value of $loo, provided such
articles were not "bought on commission
or Intended for sale."
Senator Works Introduoed an amend
ment providing for a tariff board of nine
members, not more than four to be of
the same political party, and that no
member should lie a member or ati ex
memher of Congress. The hoard would
he directed to provide duties to protect
American goods "against Injurious, op
pressive or unjust foreign competition."
May Change Legation
Washington. June 18.—Tlte hill changing
the United States legation tn Spain to
an embassy was passed without opposi
tion. tn the Senate today. It now goes to
the House.
! UOSTMASTKHS NAA1KII (
♦ - *
4 Washington, June 18.—(Spe- 4
4 cial.)—President Wilson also 4
4 nominated the following post- 4
4 masters today for Alabama: 4
4 J. F. Frazier. LaFayette; S. W. 4
4 Riddle. Gadsden; H. I. .Johnson, 4
4 Sheffield; Harlow S. Sparretts, 4
4 Summerdale. 4
4 * I
LOBBY COMMITTEE I
EXTENDS ITS PROBE
INTO NEW FIELDS
Orders Union Pacific Rail
road Official To Be
Subpoenaed
+
SEVERAL LETTERS
MADE PUBLIC
Robert S. Lovett Must Explain State
ment Credited to Him.—Palmer
Letters Feature An Excit
ing Session
Washington, June IS.—The Senate lobby
investigating reached out into ne\v fields
today when the Senate, acting on a reso
lution presented by Senator Norris, or
dered the Overman committee to subpoe
na Judge Robert S. Lovett, chairman of
the board of directors of the Union Pa
cific railroad, to explain a published state
ment credited to him yesterday in New
York that lobbyists had sought to secure
employment from the Union Pacific on the
ground that they would be able to influ
ence a settlement of the Union Pacific
Southern Pacific dissolution case in Wash
ington.
Earlier in the day the committee had
made public, over the protests of a lawryer
representing Henry T. Oxnard and Tru
man Q. Palmer, a series of letters written
by these two beet sugar representatives,
showing a long continued effort to influ
ence legislation in Washington; to con
trol congressional committees, and to di
rect national political affairs in support
of the continuance of * protective sugar
tariff.
Waren Is Summoned
Chairman Overman hau not determined
tonight when the railroad phase of the
investigation would be opened. A sum
mons was sent today to Charles 3. War
ren of Detroit, president of the Michigan
Sugar company, and one of the men to
whom many of the Hamlin letters, pro
duced yesterday, were addressed. Mr.
Warren was asked to appear before the
committee tomorrow and it is expected he
will be asked for more details for
beet sugar publicity campaign.
Late in the afternoon the com rail to
abandoned temporarily the sugar protec
tion lobby and took up the free sugar side,
calling Frank C. Lowry of New York who
directed much of the free sugar publicity
under the association name of the "com
mittee of wholesale grocers." Mr. Lowry
admitted he was employed by the Federal
Sugar Refining company and under ques
tion- v*y S*-or 1 or Cummin.- agreed tiiat
free sugar would benefit the cane sugar
reliners.
The Oxnard-Palmer letters, produced at
the close of the committee's morning ses
sion, were the chief feature of an ex
citing day. They covered a period from
1906, when Philippine free trade came lip,
through the balance of the Roosevelt ad
ministration, the political campaign of
1908 and into the Taft administration.
Most of the Oxnard letters were writ
ten in long hand and signed "Henry T.
Oxnard." Some of the Palmer letters
were typewritten carborn copies, but
were identified by Harry A. Austin, clerk
in Palmer’s offices.
Assurances that certain senators would
lie on the Senate Philippine committee;
that “no stone was being left unturned
to get real protectionists" on the House
ways and means committee; and that
strong pressure could be, and was being
brought to bear upon members of both
houses to accomplish various ends, ap
peared frequently in the series of let
ters.
Chairman Overman’s first effort to read
one of the Oxnard letters when the com
mittee began its session brought a pro
test from John T. Yerkes, an attorney
representing Oxnard and Palmer. He de
clared the committee had no right to go
into "private correspondence" dated be
fore the present session of Congress. In
a long executive session the committee
decided that the letters bore directly upon
the attempts of Oxnard and Palmer to
influence legislation and they at once be
made public.
(irant atones Request
The committee tonight granted the re
quest of Melville K. Stone of New York,
general manager of the Associated Press,
who asked to he allowed to testify to
morrow' regarding claims made in some
of the Hamlin letters, produced yester
day. as to the publicity the beet sugar
Interests hoped to secure through the
Associated Press.
The free sugar forces, which fought
Oxnard, Palmer. Hamlin and other anti
free sugar men for many years, got their
first innings when Lowry took the stand.
He testified that lie was general sales
agent of the Federal Sugar Refining com
pany, that liis salary was $10,000 a year
and that commissions brought his total
earnings close up to $17,000 per annum.
lie said lie really was employed by
Smith & Shipper of New York, a firm
which acts as agents for the refining
company. He thought that the refiners
paid $6000 of his salary and the agents
the remainder. Senator Cummins, w’ho
conducted his cross examination, brought
out that Lowry is connected with the
"committee of wholesale grocers," which
has figured largely in the fight for free
so par, or a reduction in duty on that
article.
"1 have never received any money for
any tariff work at ail," said Lowry.
The witness said he couldn't remember
whether he went into the sugar fight at
the suggestion of C. A. Spreckels, presi
dent of the refining company, or whether
lie suggested that Spreckels go into the
fight. He said the refiners w’ere interest
ed in free sugar, or reduced duties, be
cause it meant an increased consumption
of refined sugar. After many questions
by Senator Cummins, he added the re
finers would get more business if the
duty was removed and beet sugar produc
(Coutlmied on Page Ten.)
INDIAN APPROPRIATION
ACT FINALLY PASSED
_
Washington, June 18.—The belated In
dian appropriation act tor the fiscal year
beginning' July 1, 1913, was passed today
by the Senate. It carried an appropria
tion of (11,000,000.
The committee amendment providing
that no contract witlt an Indian relating
to tribal funds should be valid unless ap
proved by the United States, was amend
mt so as to empower the Secretary of the
Interior to give the government’s ap
proval.
Senator Williams made a fight to al-1
low the Mississippi Choctaws to prove
their right to enrollment as members of
the Choctaw nation. He was defeated,
but the committee amendment authoris
ing a per capita payment out of tribal
funds to the Choctaws, Chlckasaws and;
Cherokees wes stricken from the bill. i
The measure now goes back to the
House for action on the amendment. J
THE FIGHT FOR THE MADERO IDEALS
FAST SPREADING ALL OVER MEXICO
(Hack parts of the map show where constitutionalists are n active eontrol.
Shaded parts t i.'hlhualiua I show here active military operations have been suspended and (•iiayma*. in Sonora,
still held ns an open port by the fcderals.
The rebels are gaining In the northern and central parts of Mexico and bold many cities already. They
have captured everything they have fought for and tlud I ttle trouble in holding the places.
ENGLISH MINISTERS
MADE TO DEFEND
PERSONAL HONESTY
Isaacs and George Excuse
Dealings in Marconi
Shares
MARCONI SCANDAL
REACHES CLIMAX
For First Time in Many Years Eng
lish Cabinet Members Are Com
pelled to Defend Their Honor
Before Parliament
Loudon. Jum- J8.—For the first time
in many years cabinet mUnsteyh were
compelled today to defend their per
sonal honesty before parliament. The
attorney general. Sir Rufus Isaacs, and
the chancellor of the exchequer, David
Lloyd-George, excused their dealings
In American Marconi shares on the floor
of the house and the scene in the Mar
coni affair, which their enemies had
attempted to magnify into a scandal,
rivaling the Panama debate, was tense
and dramatic.
The two ministers admitted that they
had acted thoughtlessly and mistakenly,
although without dishonest intention,
and regretted their failure to divulge
all the facts when they made their de
nials to tile house last October of buy
ing English Marconi shares.
Having finished their defense, in def
erence to the tradition that the house
should be left to discuss their conduct
without the embarrassment of their
presence, they walked from the cham
ber together. A great cheer from their
partisans followed them.
Tiie resolution introduced by George
Cave, unionist, in behalf of the opposi
tion. which brought about the debate,
went no further than to express Un
regret of the house at the transactions
of the ministers and the lack of frank
ness displayed toward the house.
Spike Opponents* Guns
By expressing their regret, thereby
agreeing witli tin- resolution, the two
ministers spiked the guns of their bit
terest opponents, who regarded the case
as an opportunity to make political
capital.
This comparatively tame ending to a
tierce controversy was apparently the
result of a truce between the party
leaders to protect the. good nume. of
parliament. The liberals were threat
ening, if attacked unreasonably, to
resurrect all the buried shortcomings
of the conservative ministers from al
most forgotten graves.
Two more different types than the
ministers practically before the bur of
the house could not be imagined—Sir
Rufus Isaacs, with clear cut, scholarly
and ascetic features and the low toned
earnest voice of a priest; David Lloyd
George, whom aristocrats look upon
contemptuously as "the Welsh solici
tor." Hte is always theatrical and emo
tional.
The attorney general’s statement was
like that of a judge. He emphasized hi.s
desire to take all responsibilty for !
tempting the chancellor of the exchequer I
and Lord Murray of Ellibank into the!
affair.
Chancellor Lloyd-George could not re-j
frain from denouncing the journalists who
had spread rumors of corruption and
said:
Afterdamp Remains
"Although the charge of corruption had
been exploded, the deadly afterdamp re
mains and the noxious fumes are poison
ing the blood of the people now en
gaged In considering the minor charges.
“X am conscious of having done noth
ing to bring uny stain on the honor of
the ministers of the crown. If you will,
I acted thoughtlessly, I acted carelessly!
I acted mistakenly, but I acted Innocent
ly, openly, honestly. That is why I am
content to place myself with confidence
In the hands nut merely of my political
friends, but of ull the members of tilts
great assembly."
Alter the two ministers had retired
Lord Robert Cecil, who had made the
minority report of the investigating com
mittee, censuring the ministers, caused
u small sensation by replying to Chan
cellor Lloyd-George's charges. He tried
to make the case against the ministers
as bad as possible, saying:
Willing to Tell
“If X wished I could have made a really
flaming report. I could have said a great
many more things, and I am quite ready
to tell any member privately of some
things I rejected because I did consider
tCoatlaued Page Right)
V. H. Olmstead Suspended
By Secretary Houston
Chief of Bureau of Statistics In Department of Agriculture
Must Face Charges of Poor Adimnistration—Famous
“Cotton Leak’' of Few Years Ago Recalled
Washington, June 38.—Victor H. Olm
stead, chief of the bureau of statistics
of the department of agriculture, was sus
pended today by Secretary Houston pend
ing an inquiry into charges of luck of
discipline and poor administration in the
bureau.
It was officially stated that there was
no suspicion of leaks in crop reports sim
ilar to the famous “cotton leak” a few
years ago which resulted In a complete
overhauling of the office. Numerous
complaints of favoritism, resulting in dis
affection, confusion and inability to main
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tain proper- discipline led to the charges,
it was said.
The solicitor of the department already
has started an investigation and to avoid
any suggestion of collusion. Secretary
Houston decided it would he better for
Mr. Olmste&d to be out of the office
during the inquiry.
The investigation is likely to result. It
was suggested by an official, in the trans
fer of the entire bureau of statistics to
the census bureau.
Some changes already had been made
a result of the complaints which led to
today's action but these, it was said, had
only accentuated the general dissatisfac
tion at the chief’s administrative meth
ods.
WILSON MAY TAKE HAND IN
RAILROAD RATE PROBLEM
Washington, June 18.—Systematic]
presentation of “the case of the people,” j
in connection with the physical valua
tion of railroads about to be undertaken
by the interstate commerce commission,
was urged upon President Wilson and
members of the commission toduy by a
delegation of Western state railroad
commissioners. After a lengthy con
ference, it was said, hat the President
favored the idea, and a plan of action
would be mapped out later.
In the party that called at the White
House were W. H. Stusman, chairman
of the board of railway commissioners
of North Dakota; Henderson S. Martin,
chairm&n of the public service commis
sion of Kansas. John M. Atkin, chair
man of the public service commission
of Colorado, and Clifford Thorn, chair
man of the Iowa railroad commission.
Besides their own states, the delega
tion represented as a committee the in
terests of Illinois. Minnesota, Nebraska,
Oklahoma and South Dakota.
"We came to advocate counsel for
the public.” said Mr. Thorn at the White
House, ‘‘in the national appraisal of
railroads to be instituted by the inter
state commerce commission. The rail
roads have effected an organization, and
President Rea of the Pennsylvania is
chairman of a committee of IN appoint
ed to look after the interests of the
railroads. The other side should be or
ganized. too. and we think it would be
better for the national* government to
look after this, than the states.
MINERS WILL CALL
A GEM STRIKE
15,000 Miners May Be Idle
in West Virginia Next
Week
t'hiirlesmu. W ' u.. June IS.— % gen
eral strike of miners In the New r w
coal Belli, lllstrlel No. -11. I illicit >llue
Workers of America, will lie elllleil ucxt
week, aeeoriling In an announeement
tonight of Tliomns llllggerty. member
of the International tllners lioarit. Fif
teen thonsnnil men nre employed in the
New river Held.
The decision to cull a general strike
was reached today at Beckiey, i\ \u.
Mr. Haggerty attended the meeting and
returned lure tonight.
Whether 15.000 millers will be idle
depends, ii is said, upon what conces
sions may be granted by the operators.
It is belie' ed that some of the operators
within iIte next few days Will grant
terms agreeable to their employes. In
all sucli Instances, it is intimated, such
operators will be protected when the
strike comes. The miners, it is sa^d,
are restless and on the verge of organ
izing a walkout. It Is rumored the
New river operators are in conference
late tonight.
A strike in the New river field Is ex
pected to result in u renewal of the
strike on Cabin and Faint creeks, where
an attempt was made at meetings of
miners to call a strike last Sunday.
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1—Discover "joker” in sugar schedule.
Lobby committee extends probe.
Kngllsh cabinet forced to defend
honor.
Olmstead suspended.
MjUe , ummittoe ends Thnrleston work.
3—Proposed trunk highway system.
3— Banks to assist handling crops.
4— Editorial comment.
5— Wants monument of Roosevelt here.
I’si'ci post box for rural routes.
Frisco manager in careful mood.
Present conditions not flattering.
0—Society.
7— SportH.
8— Railroads place big orders.
9— Commencement at Catholic school.
10_pj Otrst against Carnegie’s gift.
13- Markets.
1*—Dothan suffers from disastrous lira.
SETS PRECEDENT
Asks German Ambassador
for Representation at
Big Exposition
Washington. June 18.—Another pre
cedent was sef by the administration
today when Secretary Bryan appealed
to the German ambassador, Count
Bernstorff to have the German govern
ment and people represented at the ap
proaching Panama-Pacific exposition.
The ambassador appeared at the state
department after a visit to the White
House and it was understood that
President Wilson expressed a desire
that he call upon Secretary Bryan.
Count Bernstorff will acquaint his
government with the request, adding
to it such personal representations as
he believes the situation warrants.
This movement was, inspired by the
hostile attitude toward the exposition
of several of the great European pow
ers which so far have not accepted in
vitations to paiticipate, extended
through the state department. This at
titude is credited to apprehension as
to the; adverse effect upon trade of
certain features of the administrative
sections of the pending tariff bill, espe
cially the so-called inquisitorial sec
tion. as well as to a desire on (he part
of some nations to sympathetically sup
port the British government in its pro
test against the exemption of Ameri
can shipping from tolls in the Panama
canal.
Representations similar to those sub
mitted to Count Bernstorff may be
made later to the representatives of
other governments.
GEORGE B. COX IS
PLACED ON TRIAL
Cincinnati. Ohio, June 18.—George H.
Cox, former politician and financier,
was placed on trial in the common
pleas court here today charged with
having misap unds of the Cin
cinnati Trust ' ny to the extent
of *115,000. '■ lieged in the in
dictment that aned tills amount
to the Ford & on Chair company
after that cor . alleged to have
become insolvt
MAN MOURNS
FOR OWN DEATH
James Kiely Suffering From Shock
of Viewing Body of Double
in Coffin
Kearney. X. J., June is —ames Kiely is
still suffering from tin* shock of witness
ing what his relatives ami friends believed
to be his own wake. When lie returned to
his home last night after a few days’
absence he found his sister, Mrs. Catherine
O'Brien, his two brothers and a score of
neighbors sitting in the front parlor
weeping over a coffin.
The mourners espied him as he stood
on the threshold and his sister fainted at
the shock of seeing him.
During his absence the newspapers had
told of the death of Janies Kelly from
sunstroke in Newark. When Mrs. O'Brien
read the item she feared that the victim
was her brother tiid that the paper had
misspelled the name. She viewed the
body. The features were so singularly
ulike and almost the double of her brother
she believed It to be his ootly.
SURGEONS TO MAKE
A BAD BOY GOOD
Take Out Bone in Naughty Lad’s ;
Skull and “Presto C hange,”
He’s (iood
Philadelphia, June 18.—An operation
which the surgeon * declare will make a
good boy of 8-year-old Claire H. Jamison
was performed yesterday in the Went I
Philadelphia Homeopathic hospital, a
piece of hone about two inches long and
an Inch wide being removed from the
boy’s skull.
It was said the child was a good be
haved boy when he first went to school I
three years ago.
In his second year he was not quite so
good and since then he has been a terror
to his teachers, parents and other chil
dren. An X-ray operation disclosed the
fact that there was depression in hi-*
skull, probably the result of a fall or a.
blow, which the surgeons said deformed !
the boy's deportment.
AUTHORITIES SEEK
TWO TRAIN BANDITS
Masked Men Loot Express Car on
Diamond Special Near Spring
field, III.
Springfield, 111., June 18.—Two masked
men who early today looted the express
car on the Diamond special, the. Illinois
Central's fast train between St. Louis and
Chicago, were sought in this city today.
After being intercepted in their work
by the police the robbers forced the engi
neer to run past the blue uniforms and
when a later trial with dynamite forced
the safe, they ran the engine Into Spring
field and escaped.
The safe, according to the express agent
here, contained not over $600. In their at
tempts to get this sum the robbers threat
ened the engine mew with death, over
powered the express messenger, fired at
pasesngers, disarmed a detective and ex
changed shots with another promiscu
ously. No one was hurt so far as is
known.
MONUMENT TO
COLLEGE ATHLETE
"A Croat Pitcher, a Wise Captain
and a (iood Student." I’art
of Inscription
Philadelphia. June 18.—"A great pitcher,
a wise captain and a good student," is
part of the inscription upon a bronze tab
let which was unveiled on Franklin field
today in memory *>f Clarence S. Bayne, a
member of the class of 1895 of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, and one of Hie
greatest college pitchers of ills time. The
tablet, erected by bis class, was unveiled
in connection with "Alumni day" exer
cises.
The tabelt contain? the full figure por
trait of tlie young athlete, attired in a
university baseball uniform. Hayne di ;l
several years ago.
GOETHALS RECEIVES
HONORARY DEGREE
Nine Noted Men Awarded Degrees
by 1’Diversity of Pennsylvania
Yesterday
Philadelphia, June 18.—Nine men nou-d
in the world of science and letters, among :
them George Washington Goethals, chief
engineer of the Panama canal, received
honorary degrees at the 107th com mini* -
merit of the rniversity of Pennsylvania
today. The degree of doctor of laws was
conferred upon Colonel Goethals. Eight
hundred and fifty-three? students were
graduated.
TAFT TO PRESIDE
OVER BIG REUNION
Former President Expected to De
liver Principal Oration at
Gettysburg Reunion
Gettysburg. Pa., June 18. — It was semi
officially announced today that former
President Taft would preside over the
(great gathering of confederate and union
| veterans at trie Gettysburg celebration,
lie is expected to deliver the principal or
ation July 4. It was planned to have
President Wilson preside, but it was an
nounced a few days ago that ne probably
would not attend.
JOHN S. HUNTER
NAMED RECEIVER
Washington, .June IS. (Special.)—John
S. Hunter, editor of the Camden News,
wan today nominated by PreakUnt Wil
son to be receiver of public moneys at
Montgomery. Mr. Hunter is an ex-Con
federate soldier and has for years been
a warm personal friend of Senator John
ston, who earnestly recommended him for
the position.
The Senate has confirmed the following
programme for Alabama, their- commis
fclons will he issued by the department:
Edward C. Barncn. Evergreen; J. W.
Barnes, Prattville; J. F. Beatty, Atmore;
Clarence Byrd, Opp; Josephine < larllsle.
Girard; W. H. Cleere, Haleyville; J. W.
Horn, Brantley, and Itichard P. McCarty.
Slocomb.
MINE INVESTIGATING
COMMITTEE CLOSES
CASE IN CHARLESTON
Subcommittee May Return
to Complete Taking
Evidence
OPERATORS GIVE
BULK OF TESTIMONY
Continue Presentation of Their Side
of Controversy—Marline's Ac
tion May Cause Serious Con
I roversy—Employes
Are Called
Charleston, W. Va„ June 18.—The Sen
ate mine strike investigating commute
closed up its work in Charleston fdr tht
present, and started tonight for Washing
ton. The committee took under advise
ment a request made by attorneys for th«
West Virginia coal operators, that a sub
committee be allowed to return to Charles
ton at a later time to complete the taking
of evidence which the operators desire to
submit. The investigation will be resumed!
in Washington within the next few weeks.
Senator Swanson, chairman of the com
mittee, announced.
Today the operators controlling the
mines on Paint creek and Cabin creek,
vs here the troubles of the past year have
resulted in riot and bloodshed, continued
the presentation of their side of the con
troversy. Witnesses were called who con
tradicted tlie contention of the miner*
that the presence of the “mine guards 111
the district was the cause of the trouble.'*
Other witnesses, men working in th#
mines on Paint and Cabin creek, told the
committee that wages paid and the condi
tions of work and life on the creeks were
satisfactory*
Begin Controversy
When the committee resumes sessions in
Washington, a controversy will begin over
the attitude of Senator Martlne of New
Jersey, one of the members of the com?
mittee, toward the investigation. The o|
orators’ attorneys today asked that as
result of yesterday’s near list light b<
tween Senator Martlne and Witness Quid
.Morton, one of the operators, they lie a|
lowed to place in the record newspaM
articles, one of them including a writt.i
statement by Senator Martlne, criticism
the operators. The request was rnude t
Senators Swanson and Kenyon, but both
argued with the operators, and persuade t
them to postpone any action in this dtwfe^
lion until the committee returned
Washington. A serious oot»tro« ersy o\i' c
Senator Martlne’* activities here proba
bly will result.
Several of I lie employes of the Bnldwla
Feltz Detective agency, who acted a*
mine guards in the strike district, were
called by the operators today. AH of them
[defended the action of the guards, assent
ing that the original trouble was started
by the miners and that they used their
guns only when forced to do so to protect
trie people under their charge and the
companies’ property.
Mother Jones lijfurcs
' This afternoon the operators put on
I witnesses to show the activities oi armed
miners throughout the strike district and
called several witnesses who testified that
‘‘Mother’’ Jones and other labor agitators,
at the beginning of the trouble, urged the
miners at union mines in the Kanawha
district, near the strike zone, to arm them
selves and aid the strikers.
!•'. 11. Buddy, superintendent of a union
mine at Boomer, in the Kanawha field,
said that an Italian killed in one of the
first battles on Paint creek was employed
In his mine. He told of a speech dell\
eied by “Mother" Jones ut his mine, in
which he said site urged the miners to
keep their guns ami to save money to iy
morp.
James Claggett, a coal inspector at
Boomer, said “Mother" Jones’ speech was
“inflammatory."
".She told tiie miners," he said, "to hold
their guns, and if they bnd no guns «o
save their money and buy them. She
said that when she was ready for them
to use their guns she would let them
know. She said she was going to Charles
ton to tell the governor that if he did not
m b ase the prisoners held at Pratt, at
military headquarters, they would tear
tip the state."
c. i'. Wood, a negro miner at Boomer,
said he heard the same speech and that
"Mother" Jones told the men that "If
necessary she would take a gun and ao
with them."
Swore a Good Deal
••Bid she use any profane language?”
asked Attorney Knight for the operators.
•'She swore a good deal for a lady." re
plied the miner.
Before the committee finally adjourned
Senator Kenyon and the attorneys for
both sides agreed on a large amount of
documentary testimony, transcripts of
records, and public flies that are to be
placed In Hie record. These induced a
copy of the letters between Governor
Glasscock, representatives of the opera
tors and representatives of the miners at
tending the negotiations which preceded
the strike, copies of the assessments on
the lands on Paint creek and Cabin creek,
owned by the Pratt Land company, copies
of the pay rolls of the mines and data as
to the ownership of the coal companies
and the capital they represented with the
dividends paid and profits made
ym 9 ■ t-t-§ i t
I sill\ SEGREGATION ORDINANCE J
* - ♦
i Atlanta. June 18.—Mayor *
i .lameH O. Woodward today i
i signed the Ashley segregation »
i ordinance, designed to debar ne- *
if groes from residing In sections i
t of the city where a majority of $
i the white residents object to $
i their presence, and the measure ♦
! . Is now a law. The ordinance is ♦
• ncl retroactive. ♦
* *
14 AMERICANS KILLED IN
RECENT FIGHT WJTH MOROS
... J
Washington, June 18.— Fourteen Ameri
can soldiers were killed in the recent
four clays fighting on Jolo island, in the
Philippines, when General Pershing's
command finally subdued and disarmed
the rebellious Muros, according to a re
port today to the war department.
On the list of dead were rapt. Tay
lor A. Nichols of the Philippine scouts.
11 scouts. and two privates of the reg
ular army.
Captain Nichols, who was 34 years old,
and son of John Nichols of Durham, Cal.
The two regulars, both of whom were
killed in the first day’s action last
Wednesday, were Oliver Villard, Company
M. Kighth Infantry, whose sister lives in
Rhode Island, and Luther Gerhart, of
the same company, whose father lives la
Pennsylvania.

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