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_ THE BIRMINGHAM AGE HERALD
VOLUME XXXXin___ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, JULY 11. 191.*? 12 PAGES NUMBER (>(J
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TROUBLE BETWEEN
Senate Lobby Committee
Decides to Give Investiga
tion the Widest Possi
ble Scope
M’NAMARA CASE
MAY BE BROUGHT
TO LIGHT AGAIN
Efforts of Both Labor and Capital
to Secure Legislation to Be Sub
jected to Searchlight of the
Lobby Hunters—Many
Are Subpoenaed
Washington, July 10.—All the "wars"
that have been fought between labor and
capital, all the efforts that both have made
to secure legislation which would profit
them and the tangled skein woven about
their relations in the last 10 years are to
be investigated by Congress. The Senate
lobby investigating committee tonight de
cided that the "wars" must be inquired
Into.
Samuel Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor will appear be
fore the comrnltteo July 25, and a sub
poena was issued tonight for John Mlteh
ell, vice president of the federation and
former head of the United Mine Workers.
At the same time the committee sub
poenaed George Pope and J. P. Bird of
the National Association of Manufac
turers.
As the tale is unfolded other men prom
nient In either labo.- organizations or as
sociations of manufacturers or individual
employers of labor, who are brought to
notice will he asked to appear. The com
mittee decided to look Into this subject,
believing that it may develop startling in
formation and knowing it will extend
their inquiry many weeks.
Strikes to Be Probed
One senator said tonight that the quest
might reach back into some of the dark
corners of the McNamara dynamiting case
and might bring into the light the inside
story of manv of the great strikes that
have paralyzed industries and thrown
thousands out of work in the last few
years. He intimated, top. that It might
develop by f^r mere marvelous stories
than the strong tales the committee haa
heard in the last fix weeks.
The committee expects to finish with 'ts
investigation of wool and sugar tomorrow
and will take up the, charges made by
Martin M. Mulhall, former “lobbyist” for
the National Association of Manufactur
ers. Mulhall will take the stand tomorrow
afternoon and his examination may take
several days. Tho committee decided to
night to grant a ieque3t from the asso
ciation to be represented by counsel. It
decided also not to turn over the Mulhall
papers to the House special investigating
committee until it has finished with them, i
although rhairman Garret askea for them
today.
Chairman Overman heard a report
tonight that Mulhall had been told to
get out of Washington. Mulhall did
not know who made the threat. Mr.
Overman said steps would be taken
to protect Mulhall If necessary by del
egating a deputy sergeant at arms
to guard him.
Tiie Senate committee spent practi
cally nil of today on wool. William
Whitman, former president of the Na
tional Association of Wool Manufac
turers; Winthrop 1^ Marvin, its sec
retary, and Thomas O. Marvin, secre
tary of the Home Market club, all of
Boston, were the witnesses.
Teach Protection
Thomas Marvin testified that the
Home club w*r,th membership of be
tween 800 and 1000. raised about $17,
000 last year and that its object wfas
to teach the doctrine of protection. It
mas not a political but an economic
organization, he said. He testified that
iho club had sent out in 25 years more
than ]00.000.000 pamphlets containing
protective arguments, but had never
used “Insidious” or illegitimate means
to influence legislation. He said he re
ceived $2500 a year for his services
and spent much time in Washington
While the present tariff bill was pend
ing. Many members of the club who
are manufacturers, he added, submitted
tariff arguments before the ways and
means and finance committees.
Senator Heed spent several hours
reading into the record letters and
telegrams between Whitman and S. N.
T>. North. The letters were written in
1897, when the Dingley tariff bill was
before the Senate linance committee
and North, then secretary of the wool
association, was acting as clerk to the
majority members.
They showed close relations between
Whitman and North, but Whitman in
sisted there never had been anything
Improper about North’s connection with
the Senate committee.
Believe North Faithful
"T believe Nortli was faithful to his
trust In the subcommittee,'M he said,
"and 1 don't believe he ever did any
thing that the most exalted and high
toned man could have taken exception
to.”
Wlnthrop Marvin appeared with the
books of the wool association show
ing disbursements since he became its
secretary, but the committee decided
to take them up tomorrow'.
BULGARIA FORCED
TO ASKTHEPOWERS
TO ARRANGE PEACE
[Plan to Drive Wedge Be
tween the Greeks and
Servians Fails
PLACES HERSELF IN
HANDS OF RUSSIA
Roumanian Invasion Into Bulgaria
Puts New Factor Into Problem.
Russia and France Urge
Negotiations
London. .Inly II.—The King of Knn
innnln has declared war ou Bulgarin.
The Bouiiiaulnii minister at Sofia has
lieen recalled. The Sofia correspondent
of the 'Times sends this announcement
early this morning.
London, July 10-It Is officially eon.
Armed here thnt Bulgarin has to en
the Initiative of asking the Ku
p<>nrrs to try to bring the Bo|’ ^ ,;«r
to an end. Jm i"
•- A s* V
London. July 10.—The eg' ^ fort
night's desperate lighting Balkans
finds Bulgaria forced to the
powers to arrange pr^ ^Rie Bulgarian
plan to drive a wed, .ween the Greek
and Servian armies in , ,e neighborhood of
Guevghli has completely failed. The last
reports of the fighting received from
Athens tonight show that the Servians and
Greeks at this point are combining their
forces, while the Roumanian army is be
ginning an Invasion of Bulgaria. The lat
ter fact doubtless was Hie deciding factor
in the Bulgarian appeal to the powers.
How; far Bulgaria's defeat is due to dis
sensions In high military quarters, which
resulted in the resignation of General
SavofT, and how far to the fact that the
Bulgarian troops, which bore the brunt
of the hard lighting In the last campaign,
were more exhausted than the Greek and
Servian forces, will probably never be
known.
Nothing can be predicted at the moment
as to how events will shape themselves,
the Rumanian invasion of Bulgaria having
the Roumanian invasion of Bulgaria having
problem. Russia and France are devoting
their efforts to persuading the allies to
adopt a moderate attitude in order to fa
cilitate a peaceful settlement. The Her
vtan premier is quoted In the Vienna Neue
Frele Prcsse as declaring that the war
has completely set aside all treaties oi
alliance and that peace must now be ne
gotiated on an entirely new basis.
Relies Upon Russia
Petersburg, July '<) -Bulgaria h«s
Piaced herself unreservedly In the hands
of Russia with the view of bringing about
a cessation of hostilities In the Balkans
and in order to prevent further bloodshed,
according to an announcement made here
today.
France to Negotiate
Vienna, Austria, July 10.—France has
undertaken to negotiate with Servla and
Greece on behalf of Bulgaria to ascer
tain what terms of peace ran be found.
The French government has advised the
Greeks and Servians not to demand too
much. If she does it is said Bulgaria
is likely to prefer the chances of war.
Roumanian troops began to cross the
Bulgarian frontier at 4 o’clock this aft
ernoon, according to late advices received
here.
Bulgarians Retire
Belgrade. Servia, July 10.— Bulgarian
troops continue to retire closely pursued
by the Servians, according to official re
ports received here today.
The Bulgarians retreating from 1st ip
had intended to occupy Redovltch an im
portant town several miles to the east,
but tlie Servian cavalry drove them out
of this strategic position yesterday.
The Bulgarians fled precipitately leav
ing their dead and wounded and throw
ing away rifles, ammunition and food.
Itoumania to Take Part
Bucharest, July 10.—The Roumanian
government has issued orders to the army
to invade Bulgaria tomorrow and has
instruc ted the Roumanian minister at
Sofia to notify the Bulgarian government
of this decision.
Forced to Surrender
London, July 11.—Rumors were pub
lished in Berlin yesterday and ac
cording to the Daily Telegraph’s cor
respondent at Athens, were current
there that General Ivanoff, with 50,000
Bulgarians, was forced to surrender
near Demirhissar, where fighting was
proceeding for the possession of a rail
rood bridge over the Struma river.
A later Athens dispatch to the Tele
graph says that no confirmation can be
obtained.
Dispatches from the European cap
itals published in London severely crit
icise Premier Daneff’s overbearing pol
icy as being the cause of the Bul
garian’s defeat and his speedy downfall
is predicted.
It is expected that Roumanian first
step will be the occupation of the 2500
square miles of territory whlon n >
claims from Bulgaria as compensation
for her neutrality in the lau ...
strip extends from Turtukati to Bait
chik on the Black sea and Includes
the city of Silistria.
Victory for Greeks
Athens. July 10.—Official dispatches
report the continued pursuit of the
Bulgarians and a desperate battle in
the passes of Mount Belissi and on the
road from Doiran to Strumft7-a. which
resulted in complete victory for the
Greeks and the rout of the Bulgarians.
The capture of these passes was a dis
aster for the Bulgarians, because It
(Continued on Page Vine)
TEN THOUSAND ELKS TAKE
PART IN ROCHESTER PARADE
i
Itoehester, July 10.—Ten thousand Elks,
It Is estimated, participated In a parade
today In connection with the forty-ninth
reunion of the grand lodge. They came
from every city of size In this country,
frcm Juneau, Alaska, and Honolulu. Even
Manila had a representative who rode In
an automobile. The parade was led by
Grand Esquire \V. S. McCormick. The
mother lodge from Xew York carried a
, banner inscribed, "Organized February lti,
Fort W ayne made a burlesque of its part
in the procession. A banner reading,
"Hold Your Girls, Fort Wayne Is Com
ing." was displayed in the front rank,
and following marched Roman centurions,
Greek slaves, sultans and pashas. The
parade and a water carnival that attract
ed about 150,000 persons to Genesee Valley
park tonight were features of the rourth
day of the convention.
Business sessions were held In the
morning, afternoon and tonight. The uni
formed patrols of many lodges this after
noon competed for prizes in a drill at the
park.
RAILWAY STRIKE SEEMS INEVITABLE I
ELISHA LEE
Making a general railroad strike
seem inevitable within a short time,
the representatives of the 42 railroads
east of Chicago broke off all further
negotiations with the representatives of
the conductors and trainmen. The lat
ter sent out a call for the general com
mitteemen of the eastern railroads to
meet Saturday to vote on the date of
the strike to begin. The vote by all
the men Involved, which was an
nounced, showed that 76.6,S3 had voted
for a 'strike and only 42In against a
strike*
When Elisha Lee, chairman of the
managers’ committee, refused to con
sider uniform Increases of wag. - the
160 representatives of the eoniuetms
and trainmen’s locals withdrew to pre
pare for a strike.
George P. Baer, president of the
Beading railroad, leaving for Eu
rope, asserted that in case of a gen
eral strike there would » e no tie-up of
the railroads, as the ivflroad companies
were prepared for the emergency.
..in,,,,,,, M|
GEORGE F. BAER
Secretary of Navy’s Address
Features Day in Eric,
Pa.—Ends Bis
Celebration
Erie. Pa.. July 10.—Holding; In hiVs
hand a gavel fashioned of wood and
iron taken from the Lawrence and
Niagara, flagships of Commodore Per
O''’a.JitHe flea* at Uje battlepii’uMn
Buy, Josephus Daniels. Secretary of ihe
Navy, today promised Before the crowd
gathered on the harbor front to give
it to his son in order that he might
better emulate the example of the great
naval hero of the lakes. The incident
closed a remarkable demonstration in
connection with Erie’s Perry centennial
celebration.
Mr. Daniels spoke of the Importance
of initiative and the value oft the ex
ample set by Lawrence, Perry, John
Paul Jones.
Secretary Daniels had just taken hi
seat when Senator Penrose, after argu
ing for a big navy in order that the
Cntted States “might be considered in
every international circumstance,” pre
senetd the gavel to Mr. Daniels.
Accepts (iavel
Mr. Daniels hesitated ns lie accepted
the gavel, then expressed his pleasure.
Turning impulsively to the crowd he
said:
"I will take this gift back with me
to Washington and I will give it tu
my son so that he may be the more
able to appreciate and emulate the ex
ample or this great hero of these Great
Lakes and of ills uncle. Worth Hag
ley. who gave ills life tor the flag on
tile t'uban coast.*'
Tile secretary told again the won
derful story of Oliver Hazard Perry s
little improvised fleet ami Its triumph I
over the great British men of war un- I
veteran officers: he reculled the:
inspiring death of Lawrence with the i
words, "Don't give up the ship, but I
recently off his lips and still in his
heart, and he dwelt upon the magnifi
cent daring of John I’aul Jones.
The Man Important
"it ts not always the highest train
ing and skill which" wins the battle,
although we must not for a moment !
underrate the value of these," Mr. Dan- j
iels said. "It was this marvelous ini- |
Uative, this unconquerable will power
which saved tile day for the voung !
republic at the battle of Lake ISrie and
gave Perry immortal fame. The man
Is greater titan the ship, i am afraid
there is danger In this day of tech
nical things, this day of models and
mechanisms, that we may gel too far
away from tile idea Jhut readiness and
aptitude and Inltltlve, alertness to
change the line of battle with chang
ing Circumstances in the fate of the
fray, are vital to success.
Important Lesson
"There is a tremendously Important les
son involved in this example that Oliver
Hazard Perry lias set us. in every avenue
of life it applies, (iod pity the man who
gives up. Life is too full of opportunities
to throw up tile sponge.' Despair is the
knife that stabs sueeegs to the heart.
"The people of Erie have done well to
raise the old hull of the Niagara and re
store her to tlie form in which she ap
peared in tlie day of her glory when she
came into the great sea battle in the time
of crisis, and snatched victory from de
feat. I know that she was criticised for
not getting into tile battle at the first, hut
who can say that the t'nseen Pilot of
human destinies was not in this, so that
site was kept fresh and ready to come in
as the reserve force and win the day. I
have been greatly interested In the splen
did work you people have done in raising
her. As she goes up the lake this summer
and fall, carrying the famous flag, with
the Immortal motto, and reminding the
youth of the day of the glorious episode
in which she played so Important a part
may fortune ‘sit upon her prosperous
helm.' ”
After ills address Mr. Daniels and his
party reviewed the naval parade.
Mr. Daniels while here today railed on
Mrs. Harriet Gridley, widow of (’apt.
Charles V. P. Griuiey, slip comiiiand-d
the Olympia at the battle of Manila hay.
and who died soon afterward. Mr. Daniels
went with her to Captain Gridley's grave
and placed a wreath on it. Early in the
evening the Secretory departed for Wash
ington.
PEACE OVERTURES MUST
COME FROM RAILROADS
No Step Taken By Conductors’ and Trainmen’s Representatives
Toward Arbitrating Wage Differences With 45 Eastern
Railroads—Expect to Ratify Strike Vote
New * York. 10.—No step was taken
today by the conductors' and trainmen’s
represen tut Ives towards arbitration
iheir wage differences with 45 eastern
railroads. The union leaders assume
the attitude that peace overtures should
come from the railroads. They disclaim
present Interest in developments at
Washington, where next Monday the
National Civic federation proposes to
urge modifications of the Erdman ar
bitration act, amendments to which are
now before Congress.
It is hoped by the sposors of the
civic federation's conference next Mon
day at the capital that their efforts
will expedite an amended Erdman act
in time to forestall the threatened
strike of 100.000 railway employes.
The scheduled meeting for next Sat
urday of the "committee of one thou
sand" is exepeted to ratify the strike
vote but this does not mean an im
mediate walkout.
INVENTOR OF THE X-RAY
TUBE DIES IN HARTFORD
_ I
Burton E. Baker Victim of Constant Exposure to X-Rays—Well
Known As Scientist and Scholar
Hartford, Conn.. Inly 10.—Burton K.
Maker, Inventor of x-ray tube and other
machines of that type, died at ids home
on Imlay street today following an ill
ness since last September, since which
time no less than nine operations were
performed by scientists in Philadelphia,
New T^oi k and Hartford in an effort to
save his life.
lie was virtually a victim of constant
exposure to the x-rays. Among the eml- j
nent surgeons who have operated upon
Baker are Dr. VV. E. Clark and Pro
fessor Dacosta of the University of Penn
sylvania. Dr. E. VV. Caldwell, Dr. Ed
ward Titus and Dr. Rupert Abbe of New
York, the latter of whom used radium.
Dr. P. H. Humphreys of London has come
to this country several times to consult
with Baker.
Baker was horn In New Britain. Conn.,
August 19, 1S70. He received a common
school education and became interested
in science In his early youth, lie never
studied In a school of higher education,
hut was consulted by many surgeons and
educators.
SUFFRAGISTS ID BE
I
Chairman Henry Agrees to
Reeeive Delegation Next
December
Washington. July 10.—Chairman Henry
of the House committee on rules today
told a delegation of women's sufTraglstB.
headed by Mrs. Helen Gardener, the
writer, that the committee would give
them a hearing next December on the
question of adding a committee on woman
suffrage to the standing committees of
the House. The delegation included the
wives of Senator Shafroth of Colorado
arid of Representative Raker of Califor
nia, Stone of Illinois and Taylor of Col
orado.
Mr. Henry said the committee could
not. under the present programme, take
up the matter at this session, but would
be glad to hear the sufTraglsls between
the first week of December and the
Christmas holidays.
Mrs. Gardener and Mrs. Stone, who did
the talking, told Mr. Henry that one
fifth of the Senute and one-seventh of
the House membership now comes from
states in which women vote, and that
one-sixth of the electoral votes are cast
by suffratilsts. They also said that in
the 1916 presidential election neatly 4,000,
000 women will vote.
Suffrage bills for 911 years hate been
referred In the House to the Judiciary
committee, they said, and this committee
has proved a "grave yard'' for all such
measures.
Consideration in the Senate today of the
proposed constitutional amendment to en
franchise women was prevented by ob
jection from Senator Thornton of Louis
iana.
_._
Would Build Alaskan Road
Washington. July 10.—A bill author
izing the President to construct a rail
road in Alaska and to mine coal in that
territory was introduced in the Senate
today by Senator Poindexter of Wash
ington. For these purposes the Presi
dent would be authorized to borrow
$50,000,000. Tiu* bill would provide that
hereafter no coal lands shall be dis
posed of except under lease.
Resolution Proposed to In
vestigate Workings of
N. Y. Central
Washington. .July 10.—An Investiga
tion by the interstate commerce com
mission of tiie financial operations of
tlie New York Central lines was pro
posed today in a resolution adopted by
the Senate without debate, when in
troduced by Senator Norris of Ne
braska.
The resolution, if concurred in by the |
House, would direct the commission
first to investigate and report upon the
issue by the New York Central and
Hudson River Railway company of
$167,102,400 worth of 4 per cent mort-.
gage bonds to take up 3% per cent
Michigan Central bonds amounting to
$19,336,000; 3 V4 per cent Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern bonds amount
ing to $90,578,400, and New York Cen
tral 4 per cent debenture bonds
amounting to $97,188,000.
The commission would be asked to
report also whether the transaction
would not *be an unwarranted and
illegal capitalization of the* railroad
concerned, whether the purpose of the
consolidation would not be unwar
ranted* and unlawful; and whether the
increased interest is necessary even if
the consolidation be unobjectionable.
Senator Norris had prepared data
which he declared showed that the 3V4
per cent bonds in question do not ex
pire for 85 years and that the ex
change of 4 per cent for 3% per cent
dollar for dollar would saddle onto tho
lines as an additional permanent debt,
upon which shippers must pay rates
equivalent to $36,773,620.
Two Bills Passed
Washington, July 10.—The Senate to
day passed a bill to no longer re
quire public residence on public lands
or lands where Insufficient water for
domestic purposes exists and also the
Borah bill authorizing specific im
provements on homestead entries in
lieu of cultivation of a certain acreage
each season.
CASE OF DAVID LAMAR
BEFORE GRAND JURY
District Attorney Marshall Prepares
Case Against Wall Street “Wolf.”
Ledyard Testifies
New York, July 10.—The case of David
Lamar his impersonation of United
States senators and congressmen in con
nection with tiie so-called Union Pacific
conspiracy was placed before the fed
eral grand jury by District Attorney Mar
shall. All the testimony taken In the
case before the Senate lobby investiga
tion was given to the jury and Lewis
(-ass Ledyard, one of the principal wit
nesses before flu* committee, was called
to testify in person. His examination
was not completed today.
United States District Attorney Mar
shall purposes also to call United
States Senator Stone and Representa
tives Palmer and Rhndan.
Under the law the government can
not use the testimony before the Sen
ate committee as a basis for criminal
prosecution, but can use It as a guide.
Mr. Marshall is conducting the in
quiry in the belief that section 112 of
the federal criminal code lias been vio
lated in the matter of impersonation in
that “in a general and broad sense"
senators and representatives are gov
ernment officers.
WOMAN CONFESSES
TO KILLING CHILDREN
Tennessee Woman Drowned Two Step
children Because of Fancied Wrong.
Confesses Crime
Nashville, July 10.—A special from
Union City states that Mrs. James
Yates, who together with her 15-year
old daughter. Florence Paris, was
placed in jail there this afternoon on
the charge of murder, has confessed to
drowning her two step-children, IJgou
Yates, aged 3If, and Ida May Yates,
aged 10. in the alleged confession,
marie to Attorney General I). J. Cald
well. Mrs. Yates is said to have stated
that her husband and step-children
had mistreated her and that her act
was tn a spirit of retaliation. Accord
ing to the woman’s story she lured the
children away under a pretense of go
ing blackberry picking and led them to
a small pool, some 3 8 inches deep. The
elder boy struggled to escape and clung
to a bush. In the meantime the girl
ran for liberty but was caught and
brought back by Florence Fails. While i
the drowning was under way the
younger boy, James, escaped and ran
a mile to a neighbor's and gave the
alarm. The elder Uov put up a brave
struggle as was indicated by the many
bruises upun his body.
TURKISH SULTAN
PLANNING REFORM
Resolved to Carry Out Far-Reaching
Reforms Which Will Assure Re
turns to Foreign Capital
Paris. July 10.- The Sultan of Turkey,
Mehmed V’. is quoted in the Temps as
follows:
"Turkey is resolved to carry out far
reaching reform. In which foreign special
ists will actively collaborate and which
will assure large returns to foreign capi
tal. Turkey received Investments during
the critical economic situation during the
late war and the capital, which it is
ronghf to Interest, wfTT Vro used in ftv*
tl< velopment of the country. Turkey is
not planning for conquest, and will de
vote only indispensilde sums to defense.”
TEDDY MAY MIX
IN JAP SITUATION
Writes That He Will Use His Efforts
in Solution of California Alien
Ownership Problem
Tokio, Japan, July 10.—The Tal Hei Yo
News agency says today; Viscount Ken*
talo Kan ego has received a letter from
Theodore Roosevelt expressing the view
that American public opinion will not
permit naturalization of Japanese in tlie
United States as it would lead to a similar
claim on the part of the Chinese.
Mr. Roosevelt, according to the news
agency, promised to use his efforts in the
solution of the California alien land own
ership situation. Viscount Kaneko is a
graduate In law' of Harvard university.
AMERICAN RURAL
CREDIT COMMISSION
ENDS ENGLISH VISIT
London, July 10.-*—The English visit
I of the American agricultural commis
sion was concluded tonight with a din
ner given by the board of agriculture.
Two hundred persons were present.
Among the guests were the American
ambassador and Mrs. Page. Walter
Itunciman, who presided, congratulated
the Americans on the success of their
tour.
The American commissioners tomor- j
row will meet the officers of numer- j
ous societies at University college, 1
Bangor, Wales. They will reach Dub- !
lin Saturday morning.
MRS. LONGSTREET’S
CASE IS SETTLED
Washington. July 10.—Controversy over
the postoffice at Gainesville, Ga., was
settled today when the Senate confirmed
the nomination of Mrs. H. \V. J. Ham to
I succeed Mrs. Helen D. Longstreet, widow
of the Confederate general.
Senator Townsend of Michigan had held
up the confirmation of Mrs. Ham, pending
the printing of hearings held by a sub
committee on the failure of Mrs. Long
street to obtain reappointment. The sub
committee reported that Mrs. Longstreet
had administered her office efficiently.
FOREST FIRES OUT
■■ —- " .. .
Mount Tamalpais Summit, Cal., July 10.
The forest fires on Mount Tamalpais are
out. Here and there linger a few smoul
dering embers, but after four days and
three nights ol' fighting Mill Valley, Lark
spur. Corte Madera and Muir woods are
out of danger. Outside the destruction
of the timber, property loss has been
slight. There waa no loss of life.
CRITICISES PAPER
TARIFF SCHEDULE
Two Rates in Controversy
on Certain Grades of
I
Paper
RECIPROCITY ACT
MAY BE AFFECTED
Republicans Plan to Take lTp Point
in Debate on Tariff Bill—Meas
ure to Be Reported to the
Senate Today
THE DAY IN CONGRESS.
SENATE:
Met at 2 p .m.
Currency committee met but
agreed upon no plan for action on
administration bill.
Lobby committee continued tak
ing testimony.
Adjourned 4:25 p. m. till 1 p. m.
tomorrow.
HOUSB:
Not in session.
Meets Saturday.
Rules committee promised woman
suffragists hearing in December.
Lobby committee met and pre
pared to begin hearings next week.
Washington. July 10.—That the pro
vision of the Underwood-Simmons tar
iff bill levying a duty of 12 per cent ad
valorem on print paper valued at more
than 2Va cents a pound and not moro
than 4 cents a pound, may repeal a por
tion of the Canadian reciprocity act of
1911, is contended in the analysis of
the measure prepared under direction
of Senator Smoot, republican member
of the finance committee. If it does not
operate to repeal the law, It is con
tended there will be two rates In con
troversy on this grade of paper.
Besides the duty of 12 per cent ad
valorem, the democratic bill would Im
pose a countervailing tax in retaliation
for export license fee or other charges
imposed by a foreign country*
Interesting Point
“An interesting point to consider."
the Smoot analysis sets forth, *'i» the
effect of the enactment of this para
graph on the portion of the Canadian
reciprocity act which admits to entry
free of duty paper Imported from Can
ada valued at not more than 4 cents
per pound. With respect to print paper
valued at more than 2% cents and not
more than 4 cents per pound, It is man
ifest that there is a complete repug
nance between the two statutes, for by
the terms of one, the act of 1911, Is free
«>f duty and by the terms of the tariff
bill It is subject to a duly of 12 per
cent. Nor can the two statutes be con
strued as standing together. Under such
circumstances the rule of law is that
the statute of later date must prevail
over the earlier statute, and that con
sequently earlier statute stands re
pealed by implication.’*
Will Make a Point
Republican leaders will make a point
of this on the floor of the Senate.
Tomorrow the tralff bill will be re
ported to the Senate but the majority
report favoring the measure will not be
presented by Chairman Simmons until
Monday. If republican leaders do not
press for more time In which to con
sider the measure general debate also
will begin Monday. This question will
l»e decided at a meeting of the full
membership of the finance committee
tomorrow morning.
THOUSANDS ATTEND
THE BURIAL OF RIVA
Havana, JuIjh 10.—The ceremonies In
connection with the funeral of General
Armando Riva this afternoon were
marked by great military pomp. Thou
sands of officials and residents of Havana
followed the escort to the cemetery. Many
women cast flowers from balonies and
windows on the coffin, borne on a gun
carriage.
Complete order was maintained, but a
feeling of insecurity and apprehension is
still general. Secretary of the Interior
Aurelio llevia has suspended all licenses
for carrying arms in the province «>f
Hanava. All the prisoners in the city
prison have been closely confined to their
cells as a precautionary measure. The
patrols of rural* and cavalry are still on
duty in the city.
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TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1— Lobby probe to be extended.
Bulgaria asks powers to arrange
peace.
Daniels praises Perry in speech,
peace overtures must come from <
railroads.
Paper schedule criticised.
2— Alexander’s disappearance worries
friends.
3— Awakening of Bolivia to prove
revelation.
4— Editorial comment.
5— Heflin's views on lobby probe.
Heflin will accept Walker invita
tion.
McLaurln testifies in grocers’ exam
ination.
May require motorm«n to stand
examination,
fl—Society.
7— Sports.
8— Last session of conference hold.
ft—Have served in one family since
1413.
11— Markets.
12— Attorneys gather in Mobile today.
CURRENCY BILL MAY BE
COMPLETED BY NEXT YEAR
Washington, July 10.—The democratic
majority of the Mouse committee mi bank
ing and currency made fair piMress on
the administration currency bill Aday. No
change of substantial import/*; me was
made and a general dtsposltiojf to get to
gether as quickly as possible Jpas evinced.
Committee members said fKat at the
present rate consideration of the bill
might be completed by the middle of next
week to be followed in all probability by
a democratic caucus with a view to bind
ing the House democrats to the measure
as it cornea out of committee.
The bill is being considered in executive
“conferences." Adoption of the Bulklev
sub-committee report in favor of open ses
sion for all committee and sub-committee
meetings will have no effect until the bill
receives the stamp of aproval of thp dem
ocratic majority and the republican and
progressive members of the committee are
called in.

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