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L_the BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
VOLUME XXXXIII__BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JULY 10 1913 14 PAGES NUMBER 65
PHRASEOLOGY OF
TARIFF BILL MAY
CAUSETROUBLE
[interpretation in Courts
I Will Tie Up Provisions,
Says Smoot
FINAL DRAFT OF THE
MEASURE COMPLETED
Democratic Senators to Be Permitted
to Vote for Amendments, Say Re
publicans—Will Finally Ap
prove the Report
THE DAT IN CONGRESS
SENATE:
Not In session; meets tomorrow.
Uobby committee continues tak
ing testimony.
Public lands committee reported
bills for relief of settlers.
HOUSE:
Met at noon, debated proposal
to investigate MulhaU lobby.
! Passed resolution for inquiry into
lobby charges.
Adjourned at 3:10 p. m. until noon
Saturday.
Washington, July 9.—If the tariff re
vision bill comes up after it has l>een
passed upon by the Senate democratic
;aucus, many of its provisions will be
lied up In the courts for Interpreta
tion, In the opinion of republican Sen
ate leaders.
Senator Smoot, republican member of
the finance Committee, declared today
that the changes in phraseology and re
classification in the bill are such that;
It would take four years of court pro
cedure to settle just what they meant
and that revenues in the meantime
would be held up,
"Importers,” said Senator Smoot,
"have engaged for no other purpose
than to pick out flaws or alleged flaws
of phraseology and legal precedents
^established by past court decisions, will
|avall nothing in this bill.”
To Vote for Schedules
Democratic senators, in view of the
failure of the caucus to pass a stringent
bidding resolution, will be permitted to
vote for amendments to, the wool and
sugar schedules, republicans asserted
today.
They expressed the belief that amend
ments would pass the Senate cutting
out free raw wool and free sugar, but
when the House conferees would in
sist upon the original provisions, that
the Senate conferees wouhl yield and
that all the democrats finally would
approve the conference report.
The final draft of the Underwood
Simmona bill was completed tonight by
majority members of the finance com
mittee and sent to the pr.nter
Chairman Simmons Is expected to re
port It to the Senate.
First Conviction as Result
of Mississippi Peniten
tiary Probe
Jackson, Miss., July 9.—(Special.)—
At 10:30 tonight the jury In the case
cf Charles Smith, trustee of the state
penitentiary, returned a verdict read
ing, •’We. the Jury, find the defendant
guilty as charged."
The stillness of death that pervaded
the crowded courtroom was broken
•nly by the cries of the heartbroken
wife and other friends. This is the first
conviction of a state official in Mis
sissippi in 20 years, or since
Hemingway, defaulting treasurer, was
iried. Others connected with the pen
itentiary management are yet to lie
tried for robbing the state as a re
sult of the probing by Governor
Brewer nr.d the Burns detectives.
president’goes
FOR MOTOR RIDE
Cornish. N. J., July 8.-President Wilson
and Ills family took a long motor ride
down the Connecticut river valley late
today making^. wide circuit of the coun
try surrounding the summer capital.
Karller in the day the President motored
to Hanover for nine holes of golf. On his
return to Cornish, he yielded to the pled
ings of photographers, posed for a few
minutes. Tlio President announced a
i hange In plans tonight, his intention be
ing to leave here Sunday afternoon.
VARIOUS “MUSTS” FOR
WOMEN OFFICERS
Chicago Suffragists Set ITp Standard
for Female Officers of the Law.
To Appoint Ten
Chicago, July 9.—Tt is the opinion of
Chicago suffragists that a woman police
man—Mayor Harrison has asked that 10
of them be appointed—should have the
following qualifications:
She must be husky.
She must have nerve.
She must have had experience In society.
She must understand young people.
Slie must have common sense.
She must have ideals.
The demand for a corps of policewomen
has created considerable excitement
among the* many thousands of new wom
en voters.
The suffragists were keen in their dis
cussion what kind of uniform the women
should w'ear. All agreed she should have
a star.
The more militant believed she should
carry a revolver like Carmencita of Seville
when she danced, but none took kindly
to a policewoman swinging a mace. Mrs.
Gertrude Howe Britton of the juvenile
protective league, who was chiefly in
fluential in persuading the mayor that
Chicago needs policewomen with nerve,
asserted the policewoman officer should
not be armed, but should make their way
with the weapon of the woman the chief
asset of which Is common sense.
SWOONS WHEN TOLD
SHE IS IN KANSAS CITY
Maine Woman Unable to Account for
Presence in Kansas—Think Heat
Has Affected Brain
Kansas City, July 9.—When told she was
In Kansas City and not in Boston a wom
an giving the name of Mrs. Ronald A.
Kent of Portland, Me., swooned at the
union station today.
She had requested a ticket to Port
land and appeared dumbfounded when the
agent asked for $32. She protested she
had never paid more than $2 fare from
Boston to Portland. The agent then in
formed her she was in Kansas City and
she fainted. She later said she was travel
ing with a Mrs. Iccton and could not ex
plain how she came to be here. She was
placed in a hospital for observation, the
police believing the heat had affected her
mind.
ATLANTA DENTIST
TAKES OWN LIFE
Dr. George S. Tignor Cuts Throat
With Razor—III Health Thought
Responsible
Atlanta, July 9.—Dr. George S. Tignor.
prominent dentist of this city, committed
suicide today by cutting bis throat with
a razor.
The tragedy occurred in a local hotel
where he had apartments. Early in the
forenoon his wife was aroused by Dr.
Tignor rising and going into the bath
room. She aw'oke again some time later
and becoming anxious sought her hus
band. The bathroom door was bolted,
but she was able by peering beneath it to
see her husband’s body lying on the floor !
Assistance was summoned and the door
forced, ft was then found that Dr. Tig- j
nor had been dead some time. Continued !
ill health is thought to have been the j
cause of his suicide.
OPIUM FOUND IN
CRAWFORD’S BODY
Investigating Cause of Death of the
Atlanta Capitalist—Seek to Have
Will Set Aside
Atlanta, July 9.—Testimony that traces
of morphine and an element of opium
were found In the stomach of the late
Joshua B. Crawford, Atlanta capitalist,
reported to have died of pneumonia, was
given here today by Dr. H. F. Harris, sec
retary of the state board of health.
Heirs-at-law of the dead capitalist had
the testimony introduced in a hearing be
fore Auditor James N. Anderson, in which
they are seeking to have the wdll of Craw
foi*d set aside.
The will makes Mrs. Mary Belle Crawr
ford, his wife of a few weeks, the chief
beneficiary of his estate, which is valued
at 1250,000.
Allegation was made by the plaintiffs
in their petition to have the will set aside
that Mrs. Mary Belle Crawford had “pro
duced the death of the deceased by the
continued administration of narcotics and
intoxicants/’
Dr. Harris recently made an exami
nation of the organs of Crawford, the
body being 'exhumed after having been
buried four years. The contest for the
property of the dead man commenced
shortly after his death.
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1— Phraseology of tariff bill may cause
trouble.
Pittsburg financial conditions normal.
Bulgarians driven from passes.
House prepares for lobby investiga
tion.
2— Operations of road condemned. *
8—Reserve board stepping stone to great
positions.
4—Editorial comment.
6—Grubb gives views on case.
To test legality of convict law.
Commission grants Kelleys request.
Rectbr Lane not in race.
6— Society.
7— Sports.
8— Americans ready for tennis tourney.
9— Judge Pugh may enter race.
11—Ask commission to enforce law.
13— Markets.
14— Steel shrinkage causes little concern.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO.
TAKE UP LAMAR ACTIVITIES
Finds Federal Statute Which May Enable Grand Jury to Con- j
sider Case—Depends Upon Whether a Congressman
Is a Public Officer
_ i
New York, July 9.—-United States Dis
trict Attorney Marshall admitted to
day that he was Investigating tlie ac
tivities of David Lamar with a view
to bringing them to tlie attention of
the grand jury if the facts warrant.
Among the federal statutes which he is
studying in connection with the case is j
section Z'i of the federal code which
provides a fine of flOOO or three years',
imprisonment for “whoever with intent i
to defraud either the United States or
any person, shall falsely assume or
pretend to be an officer or employe act
ion under the authority of the United,
States, or any department or any offi
cer of the government thereof and shall
take upon hlmsetf to act as such, or
shall in such pretended character de- I
maud or obtain from any officer of the
government thereof'or any person, any I
money, papers, documents or any other
valuable thing."
Bearing on the question of whether
a congressman is an officer of (he gov
ernment, the deputy unearthed an opln
ton rendered by United States Attorney
Benjamin Harris Brewster in 1892,
which read:
"Unquestionably a member of Con
gress is a public officer in a broad and
general way and the incumbent of such
office must be considered as an officer
of the government"
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sroA^. -f
She Has Outgrown Her Clothes
Pittsburg Financial Conditions
Practically Reach Normal Stage
Pittsburg, July 9.—Conditions in
financial circles at the closing hour to
day. to all appearances had reached
normal. The run oM. the Pittsburg bank
for Savings, which whs started by tlie
closing of the First-Second National
Monday, had entirely subsided earl.v in
the afternoon after a resumption on
the run this morning had caused some
slight anxiety.
Further developments in the arfair*
of the First-Second National were not
looked for until Receiver C. C. Mur
ray had had opportunity to organize
his force necessary in the liquidation
tf the institution. Jt was not expected
that depositors would receive any div
idend before the expiration of two
months.
The First National mank of McKees
port 1h expected to reopen within a
week after a reorganization of its of
ficers and directorate with the elimina
tion of the Kuhn interests, which held
the majority of the stock of the First
Uecond National.
Application was granted by Federal
Judge C. P. Orr today for six subsidiary
companies of the American Water
works and Guarantee company.
The companies are the United Coal,
the Somerset Coal, the Naomi Coal, the
Merchants Coal of Pennsylvania, the
lsabella-Connellsville Coke and the
Pittsburg and Baltimore Coal company.
Three receivers were appointed for each
company with the exception of the
United Coal, for which four will act.
The receiverships are made up of those
men: Samuel A. Gilmore, James D.
O’Neil, William K. Johnson, Thurston
Wright and Robert P. Watt, eatfh serv
ing for several of the companies.
The application was made by Lucien
Makes No Statement
W. S. KUHN
Who was president of the First
Second National bank of Pittsburg j
when it closed its doors Monday. Mr. 1
Kuhn reached Pittsburg yesterday,
but failed to give out any public state
ment on the situation.
•........
Hill, whose residence Is given as
Maryland, and in the petition for the
IsabeHa-ConnellBVille Coke company.
Hill is joined by the company itself.
The petitions set forth that receiver
ships are advisable to protect the prop
erty and assets of the companies on
account of debts due.
W. S. Kuhn, who was president of
the First-Second National bank, and J
who was at the bedside of his wife ill
in New England, when the crash came j
Monday, arrived home today. He was
closeted with his brother, J. S. Kuhn. :
all day and announcement wa3 made
that he would have no statement to
make for several days.
Bankers generally feel that the ten
sion lias been relaxed and the local
financial situation greatly clarified.
To Await Report
Washington. July ^.--Secretary Mc
Auoo tonight decided to await the re
port of the national bank examiner,
Samuel Hann, who has been investigat
ing the failed First-Second National
bank of Pittsburg, before calling upon
Attorney General McReynolds to take
up the question of whether the national
bank act was violated in any of the op
erations of the Institution. Immediate
reference of the situation to the de
partment of justice was considered by
the treasury department early in the
day, but this plan was changed to con
form to the usual procedure.
Examiner Hann expected to leave
Pittsburg Saturday night for Baltimore
—his regular station—to prepare a re
port to Thomas P. Kane, acting comp
troller of the currency, on the results
of the inspection of the books of the
bank made by himself and Examiner
Sherrill Smith. A copy of this report
will be furnished, according to present
plans, to Attorney General McReynolds
and United States Attorney Jordan of
Pittsburg.
Chairman McKnlght of the Pittsburg
Cleaving House association advised Mr.
Kane over the long distance telephone
late today that the banking conditions
in Pittsburg were clearing up satis
factorily. He said the run on the
Pittsburg bank for savings had prac
tically subsided and that some of the
money withdrawn was coming back.
National Bank Examiner Williams, In
charge of the First National bank of
McKeesport, Pa., which closed itB doors
simultaneously with the Pittsburg bank,
reported that arrangements were being
made to resume business within a week.
L_3
McAdoo, Owen and Glass to
Retain Circulation
Privilege
Washington, July 9.—Secretary McAdoo
issued a statement tonight announcing
that he and Chairmen Owen and Glass
of the Senate aiul House banking and
currency committees, had agreed on an
amendment to the currency bill which
would retain the circulation privilege for
the United States 2 per cent bonds dur
ing the entire period of 20 years over
which it is proposed to retire the existing
$700,000,000 issue of national bank notes se
cured by the bonds. It has been declared
by critics of the bill that the recent de
cline below par in the market value of
the 2 per cent bonds was due to the
provisions of the bill, limiting the bonds
securing circulation of the banks to the
amount outstanding when the bill should
become law, thereby depriving the bonds
of the circulation privilege and decreasing
their investment value.
Examination of several features of the
administration currency bill was begun
today by the currency and banking com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States, in special session here.
It is probable that several days will be
consumed in discussion before the com
mittee prepares to report for the board
of directors. It was said at the headquar
ters of the chamber that the committee
is not opposed to the bill as it stands,
but believes it needs strengthening in
several vital particulars.
Chandler-Pool Wedding
Anniston, July 9.—Miss Beuia Chandler
and I^acy Pool of Jacksonville were united j
in marriage by the Rev. J. W. B. Huddle-j
ston at the home of A. D. Bundon, West1
Eleventh street, this city, Wednesday
morning.
TO ASK WILSON’S AID
TO PREVENT STRIKE
Railroad Representatives
Call on the President for
Immediate Action
Washington, July 9.—Representatives of
railroad companies and trainmen’s broth
erhoods will call on President Wilson
Monday to urge that he aid in prevent- j
ing the threatened strike of 100,000 em- j
ployes of eastern railroads by advocating
immediate passage of pending amend- |
ments to the Erdman act.
Arrangements for the interview at the
White House Monday were made tonight j
by Secretary Wilson of the department j
of labor, who telegraphed the President!
at the request of the railroad men. Both |
the railroad officials and representatives I
of the trainmen are confident that their \
wage dispute can be mediated if Con- j
gross will amend the Erdman act as re
cently suggested. They would gladly put
their case into the hands of an enlarged
board headed by a special arbitration
commissioner, which the proposed amend
ments would provide. The officers of the
brotherhoods, it is said, probably would
delay the call for the strike if the pros
pect is favorable for early action by Con
gress.
New York, July 9.—Long conferences of
the eastern railroad conductors and train
men's representatives were held at their
headquarters today, but the only develop
ment bearing upon the theratened strike
of the 100.000 men involved in the wage
dispute with the loads was a statement
by President \V. D, Lee of tlie train
men! bearing upon threatened strike
guments for the increases demanded. This
Crew forth a reply from Chairman Elisha
Lee o> the conference committee
of managers. Neither statement
threw further light upon the probable
outcome of the dispute, both sides ap
(I'oBtiBued «■ Pace Eight)
FIERCE FOREST FIS
THREATEN VILIAGES
Mount Tamalpais Cloaked in
Mantle of Smoke—Winds
Whip Flames Into Life
San Francisco, July 9.—Forest fires are
blazing fiercely tonight on three sides of
Mcunt Tamalpais. a land mark of Cali
fornia and playground and park of all the
cities (flustered about San Francisco bay.
The villages are threatened. The nioun- ;
tain was cloaked today by a mantle of j
w hite smoke which streamed across the '
bay like a wind blown scarf, but as dark- ,
ness fell the mountain blazed above the j
bay and ocean like an enormous beacon, |
illuminating the sky for miles.
Each morning since the ^laze started,
it has seemed tiiat danger was passed, 1
but each afternoon the trade wind bluster- ;
ing in from the Pacific has whipped the
flames into life and driven them across
canyons and trenches laboriously cut
througii the underbrush and into fresh
timber on the far side of areas burned
bare by back fires.
The fires are believed to have resulted
from carelessness of campers.
Three thousand soldiers, sailors, naval
apprentices, forest rangers, militiamen
and volunteer fire fighters are fighting
the flames and the women in the threat
ened territory are working as hard as the
men.
Col. George Bell, Sixteenth United
States infantry, assisted by District Chief
DuBoise of the forestry service, is direct
ing the fight. Thu* far there has been
no loss of life and little damage to pri
vate property, although the possible dam-1
age is enormous and imminent.
Mount Tamalpais lies on the north side
of Han Francisco hay. Easy of access by
ferry and electric line*, and one of the
beauty spots of California, its fooUiilln
have become dotted with cities and vii-!
lages, while on its slopes are hundreds j
(Coottailed ob Pago Eight)
THE BULGARIANS ARE!
AFTERFIERCE BATTLE
Greeks Attack Passes To
ward Strumitza—Victory
Dearly Earned
SERVIANS REPULSED
BY THE BULGARIANS
Sofia Reports Declare the Bulgarian
Troops Successful All Along Dine.
May Settle the Marmora
Controversy
Athens, July An offictal bulle
tin Issued tonight says the Greeks on
Tuesday attacked the mountain passes to
ward Strumitza. The Bulgarians, rein
forced. perhaps from Islitip, offered vig
orous resistance, hut were steadily driven
back.
The Greeks occupied some of the passos,
but the figntlng was stopped by darkness,
with the expectation that it would be
resumed Wednesday. loiter bulletins de
clare the Bulgarians are in headlong
flight through, the defiles, the Greeks
having made a night frontal attack on
Btrumltsa, forcing the Bulgarians to
abandon their positions with heavy losses.
Private dispatches report the evacua
tion of Kavala by the Bulgarians.
CONFLICTING REPORTS
SHROUD SITUATION
London, July 10.—Out of tlie welter
of conflicting stories from the Balkan
battlefields It Is almost impossible to
sift the truth. This was markedly Illus
trated tonight a dispatch from the
Daily Telegraph correspondent at Us
kup dated Tuesday night, reporting
that there had hardly been any fight
ing in the last few days while Bel
grade dispatches reported further Ser
vian victories.
There seems to be little doubt that
General lvanoff’s army is steadily re
tiring before the victorious Greeks and
it is reported that the Bulgarians have
evacuated Kavala and Dedeagatch.
Whether there is any truth in Vienna
reports that Bulgaria has applied to
the powers to arrange peace is not
known, but it would appear not un
likely, since clearly things are not go
ing well with the Bulgarians and the
outbreak of cholera at many points in
the field, combined with the exhaus
tion of the armies by the fierceness of
the struggle, is calculated to render
some such solution welcome to the
combatants. This is especially so be
cause of the imeenatut^ of tin* policy
of Itoumania, which is now reported to
be equally rttuly to attack either Ser
via or Bulgaria as occasion may de
mand In order to prevent a disturbance
of the Bulgarian equilibrium. The prob- ;
lem of dealing with the dead and
wounded Is proving very serious. The j
nursing resources in Belgrade are woe
fully insufficient. It is stated that the
Servians have permitted a pause in tin
operations to allow' removal of wound
ed and Interment of dead and carrying
out of sanitary measures.
The Greek government has made ur
gent representations to the European
governments against massacres anil
atrocities alleged to have been com
mitted by the Bulgaria troops and ir
regulars, declaring that In the event ;
of defenseless Greek populations be
ing left to their fate, Greece will In
obliged to take rigorous measures to
put an end to Bulgarian atrocities.
A Greek official statement asserts
that Instead of 3000, as alleged by Bul
garia, General Ivanoff's army consist
ed of 120,000 men.
SERVIANS REPULSED
BY BULGARIANS
Sofia, July 9.—Semi-official reports to
day represent the Bulgarians as success
ful throughout the fighting line. All the
Servian attacks, from Sultantepe to Pa
taritza, according to these reports, were
repulsed, the Servians suffering enormous
losses and retreating pursued by the Bul
garians.
A battle is In progress near Kotchana
and the Servians are retiring. The Greek
attacks north of Dolran have been re
pulsed with great losses, and on the right
bang of the river Struma the Greeks ar.
operating weakly.
MARMORA QUESTION
MAY BE SETTLED
Constantinople, July 9. -The replt of,
Bulgaria to the request of the sublime
porte, agreeing to evacuate the Marmora
toast intimates that the Bulgarian dele
gate, M. Natchovltoh. ex-foreign min
ister, who arrived at Tchatalja today, Is
empowered to negotiate a settlement of
the Marmora question. Meanwhile the
porte has determined Immediately to pro
ceed with the military occupation of all
the territory up to the Enos-Mldia line,
In accord to the peace protocal signed ,u
London. The military preparations forci
bly remind one of the state of affairs last
autumn.
ROUMANIAN ARMY
TO BEGIN INVASION
London. July 9.—Invasion of Bulgaria
by the Roumanian army whose mobiliza
tion will be computed this week begins
forthwith, according to Roumanian diplo
mats here If In the meanwhile results of
the hostilities appeal to he good against
Servla.
It Is asserted that the sole object or
Roumania Is to insure against the disturb
ance of power In the Balkan states being
detrimental to her. as It would be In the
case of Bulgaria becoming too powerful.
Should the Servians he victorious In the
struggle, Roumania Is prepared to inter
vene on th eside of Bulgaria with the
same object hi view. At the same time
Roumania Is always shaping her course to
secure her own future safety by the oc
cupation of what she considers an ade
quate strategical frontier, the line from
Turtukai, on the Danube, to Baltchlk,
on the Black sea.
Seres Captured
Belgrade Servla. July The town o£
Seres. « mites northeust of Salonlkt, was
captured today from Bulgarians by Greeks
according to official dispatches.
The Greek fleet is reported to he bom
barding Kavala Quaege. now held by the
Bulgarians, on the Aegan sea
Propose to Negotiate
Vienna. July 9.-The Neue Frele Hresse
understands that Bulgaria proposes to ne
gotiate on the basis of the treaty made
before the war regarding the annexation
of Macedonian territory. The writer be
lieves the circular to the powers wav
probably sent out as a reeler to find out
whether the powers were Inclined to drop
the principle of non-intervention by medl- |
atlng between the belligerents.

Clark Appoints Committee
to Plan Sweeping Probe
of the Situation •
PROMPTED LARGELY
BY MULHALL CHARGES
Senate Committee Continues In vest i*
gation of Manipulations of Sugar
Interests—Witnesses for In
vestigation Are Arriving
W ashingt(Si. July 9.—A lobby investiga
tion of extraordinary scope wan author
ized by the House today to supplement
the Senate probe already under way. With
the adoption of the Henry Investigation
resolution, a special committee of seven
members was appointed by Speaker Clark,
with Representative Garrett of Tennessee,
as chairman. The committee will meet
tomorrow to make plans for the institu
tion of the probe.
While the House investigation wm*
prompted largely by the allegation# ot
Col. M. M. Mulhall, regarding the legisla
tive activities of the National Association
of Manufacturers, the resolution as final
ly adopted so enlarged the scope of the
Inquiry that all efforts to control mem
bers of the House, or to influence legls
la lion by any person or organization will
be subject to the Inquisitorial power of
the committee.
Those appointed with Chairman Garrett
are Representatives Cline of Indiana, Rus
sell of Missouri, Hodden berry of Georgia,
democrats; Willis of Ohio and Stafford
of Wisconsin, republicans, and Represent
ative Nolan of California, progressive; •
Representatives Cline, Willis and Stafford
are out of town, but probably will re
turn. Chairman Garrett expects to begin
hearings on Monday.
Senate Probe Continues
The special Senate committee today con
tinued its inquiry Into the activities of
lobbyists concerned with the sugar and
wood schedules of the tariff bill. The
committee has not begun its probe of tlie
Mulhall charges, although of the cor
respondence and documentary proof has
been classified and arranged for use.
Many of the witnesses summoned lri the
Mulhall charges already are in Washing
ton. Among them ate several former
members of Congress and the officers of
the National Association of Manufac
turers The latter have asked Senator
Overman to call about 40 former and
present members of Congress, among
thorn former Speaker Cannon, former
Senator Aldrich, for Representative Wat*
son of Indiana and others mentioned by
Mulha'I. Those witnesses undoubtedly
will fie wanted by both the Senate and
House committees. Printed copies of the
Mulhall correspondence have been pre
pared for the House Inquisitors. The reso
lution adopted by the House provides that
all of the hearings of the committee shall
be open to tlie public.
Levy Heads Opposition
Tin* light against tlie resolution was led
by Representative Levy, who opposed
particularly the reinsertion of o provision
allowing the committee to employ coun
sel. This was done by a voto of 102 to
104.
In the debate Representative McDer
mott of Illinois, made a statement de
nouncing the use of his name in the Mnl
hall letters.
"On Sunday, June 29," said Mr. Mc
Dermott. "an article appeared in tbs
press of the ountry in which M. M. Mul
hall accused me of being in the way of
the National Association of Manufactu
rers. This is unjust and an outrageous
falsehood. I never received a cent from
anybody belonging to this association. 1
have always cast my vote on the side of
(labor and my votes will show tills fact. I
am willing to let my record speak for it
self with my people. I am ready to go
before any committee at any time an 1
trust this investigation will be most thor
ough. The results in my case will show
a. deep laid conspiracy against me by
Mulhall and others.’
William Whitman of Boston, former
l resident of the National Association of
Wood Manufacturers, was on the stand
much of the day before the Senate com-1
mittee. Mr. Whitman told about his in
terest In tariff legislation beglning In
1873. He got only so far as the Ding
ley bill in 1897 when the committee ad
journed. Whitman said he had been es
l ecially active at the rime the Dingle
bill was before the House ways a'd
means com mitt* . At the suggestion of
Chairman Dingle:, he said he had trl.d
to get the wool growers and manufactu
rers to get together on a wool duty th it
would be agreeable to all. Senator Reed
tried to nraae him admit that the duties
he wanted appeared in the bill.
Never (iot What He Wanted
"I never got wliat I wanted,” insisted
the witness.
Whitman salt! he enjoyed friendly re
lations witn Senators Aldrich, Allison
and Platt of Connecticut, and with Rep
resentative Clifton R. Breckenridge of Ar
kansas. Senator Allison, he said, he knew
best of all the men on the ways and
means of finance committees of Congre-v
He talked with these men about the wool
industry and made suggestions to them.
He did not attempt to write wool sched
ules.
Whitman produced m ire than 100 let
ters and telegrams that passed between
himself and S. N. D. North In 1896. and
1897 when North was secretary of the
association, and also a clerk for ma
jority members of the Senate finance
committee. Senator Reed read many of
the letters .nto the record, although they
had been brought out here in the Senate
and elsewhere. They show North's t -
Unions with Whitman while he was
working for members of the finance com
mittee. Whitman promised to produce
more correspondence, mentioning other
public men tomorrow. They may be made
public.
A. D. Baldwin of Cleveland, an attor
ney, before the Senate lobby committee*,
testified that, in Washington, talking to
congressmen about the sugar tariff, he
represented Alexander & Baldwin of New
York and received $30 a day.
A. S. Smith of Tennllle, Oa , president
of the state branch of the Farmers' unlor.
was questioned about a meeting of a com
mittee of the National Farmers' union at
New Orleans last spring, at which a
scheme to Increase the consumption of
cotton was to he discussed.
He testified that his expenses there
were paid by R. D. Bowen, president of
Hie Texas branch of the union.
President Barrett of the national organ
isation was not present. II. H. Mobley
of Prairie Grove. Ark., president of the
State Farmers’ union) said he was at the
(CoatlaueU oa Page Fourteen/

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