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VOLUME XXXXIII_ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1913 14 PAGES
BLISS IS ORDERED TO
KEEP CAVALRY TROOP
ON MEXICAN BORDER
Event Gives Tinge of Inter
est to Otherwise Quiet
Mexican Situation—Peo
i pie Ask for Aid
THREE BIG BRITISH
CRUISERS ORDERED
TO VERA CRUZ PORT
Movement Welcomed by United States
Officials as Sign Thai England
Believes Huerta Unable to
Control Situation—Fed
erals Are Inactive
Washington, November 10.—Two
events eoneeted with the military
and naval situation in regard to Mex
ico today gave a faint Huge of Interest
to a day otherwise unmarked hy de
velopments. •
Karly In tl»e day General llllss, com
manding the American troops on . the
, Mexican border, was authorised to de
tain Indellnllely the Second cavalry
regiment at Fort llllss nnd the Fifth
at Fort Ifiinchiicn. They were to have
come ujrth ns soon ns they were re
lieved by the two regiments recently
ordered to Texas for that purpose.
Senator Sheppard and Representative
Henry, pointing to the danger to which
their people at El Paso audwother points
■were exposed by -the reported approach
of a large force oC Mexican federals, in
i tent on revenging themselves upon the
troops of General Villa for the capture of
Juarez, had urged the war department to
keep all four regiments on the border.
British Cruisers at Vera Cruz
News that three big British cruisers
i had been ordered to proceed from West
Indian ports to Vera Cruz created some
comment in official circles, where it was
j recalled that recent London dispatches
[ had indicated that the British government
would Intrust the interests of their sub
jects in Mexico to the United States.
It was pointed out, however, that the
Washington government had welcomed
the appearance of foreign warsliips in
Mexican waters, and that the gathering of
„ British, German, Japanese and French
vessels off the coast might indicate to
General Ifuerta a growing lack of confi
dence on tlie part of the powers in his
ability iongei to maintain 'himself and
insure the safety of foreigners in Mex
ico.
Rebel Activities
Army reports greatly minimize the
l strength of the contending forces at
Juarez last week, indicating that Villa's
rebel command did not exceed 1600, while
| the federal garrison was only about 6U0
strong. The staff officers are inclined to
believe that the apparently surprising
apathy of the federal commanders can be
j explained only upon the theory that they
i are enedavorJng to take the rebels by sur
, priso and will unexpectedly appear in
great force at some point where they
| expect to inflict a telling blow.
While on the surface there was a lull;
in the negotiations between the Huerta
government and the United States, it
! was apparent that messages were passing
I to and from Charge O'Shaughnessy pav
j ing the way for future steps by the United
States. It was said by high officials that
1 the apparent delay was justified but the
circumstances were not revealed.
Congress Meeting Important
Tlie meeting tomorrow of the Huerta I
Congress was awaited with much interest' I
and it is thought possible here that the
next move may be based on action taken j
by that Congress. It has been expected)
that the Congress would nullify the re- !
j cent presidential election and arrange for j
a future election and perhaps vgte on j
certain concessions. Such action, in view
m the announcement of the American j
government that it would not recognize j
any acts of the Mexican Congress, might ,
| move the situation a step further.
The ; event parleys between General Car
| rnnzU at Nogales are still cloaked in se
ll crecy Officials minimize the importance
I of these negotiations. The fact that they j
have been ended was regarded here as j
meaning merely that Mr. Hale hud ob-1
tained all the Information desired about j
the character of the constitut onallst j
chiefs, their programme and purposes. !
Formal recognition, such as the presen- ;
j tation of credentials might involve, had j
not been considered, the mission of Mr.
Hale being wholly unofficial.
The attitude of high officials is to place)
more stress on the affairs at Mexico City,
as it is pointed out that negotiations of
a very definite character with the coosti
irominupa on Popf Kleven)
: WIRE TAPPERS PAID
... ,
i _
Former New York Detective
Confesses Collecting the
Money From Tappers
» •
New York, November 19.—A former
police captain and two other high of
ficers of the police department were
named in a statement made at the dis
trict attorney’s office today by AI
Cohen, a former citv detective, regard
ing the wire tupping game. Cohen said
he nad collected money for the police
captain from the wire tapping swln
I dlers and that the captain told him the
I cash woa “going higher up.”
l At the district attorney’s office it
f was skid Cohen had given details of the
scheme by which Simon M. Jones of
Pittsburg was lured to this city and
■windled out of $20,000. Cohen said he
was the man who arranged so that
things would be all right “down
town.” District Attorney Whitman
ranks Cohen’s confession in importance
with the diclospres of Patrolman Fox.
who gave him the lever by which he
pried open the police graft scandal first
brought to public attention by the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal, the gam
bler.
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-V' ,T
'PRESIDENT HUERTA
Will Make No Mention of
International Crisis—De
fends Dissolution of
Late Congress
Mexico City, November IJK—President
Huerta In IiIm meNHflge to Congress
Thursday afternoon will quote Napo
leon In justification of his arbitrary
dissolution of the old Congress, and
he serves notice that lie xvlll ask the
new Congress to grant him a political
hill of health.
Not even a reference to international
relations is made in the message which
General Huerta has prepared. The docu
ment was read and briefly discussed at
a meeting of the cabinet today, the min
isters agreeing with their chief that he
had done well in not attempting to cover
too much ground.
The President confines himself entirely
to a review of the incidents leading to
the dissolution of the old Congress and;
justification for Ills act. What may oe
regarded as a hint of the delicate sit
uation which Mexico as a nation is o< -
cupying appears in the conclusion of the
message, when., he reminds the congress
men that the moment is a solemn one and
possibly decisive for the future of the
nation. In this connection the President
says that the eyes of all the people of
Mexico as well as those of the civilized
world are upon them.
The message closes with an expression
of the hope that soon all Mexicans may
be united and that all may join in the
task of national reconstruction.
Lack of Harmony
Attention is called to the alleged lack ]
of harmony existing between the execu- :
tive and judiciary on one hand and tho!
Chamber of Deputies on the other prior to ]
the dissolution, charging that the chain-1
bet* attempted to frustrate the execu- j
tive. The message also explains that the
executive did all in his power to prevent
a rupture and to maintain good relations |
with Congress, yielding in more than one
instance and attempting in many ways to
bring about a more cordial feeling of co-;
operation.
According to General Huerta’s message,
“Congress became, in fact, the center of
revolutionary activity, a sort of opoj
agency for northern rebels engaged with
arms in slaughter and pillage, and, what
is worse still, in the task of bleeding
the fatherland, #to expose it in its weak
ness and poverty to danger from abroad;
took an attitude opposition against the
government in the work it was attempt
ing and invaded aggressively not only the
province of the judiciary power, but also
that of the executive, in order to second
in this manner the nefarious activity of
the rebels."
Resorted to Extreme Measure
General Huerta says that he chose not
to vacillate under these conditions ami
resorted at last to the extreme measure
of dissolving Congress, using the neces
sary rigor to face such a delicate situation
and called new elections. Defending his
action, General Huerta says it always
will be a noble act and argues that in
any case it is preferable to save tho na
tion, even ' at the sacrifice of principles,
than to preserve intact, at the expense
of the people the rigid, inert precept of
justice, the utility of which may be open
to controversy.
Ip this connection he quotes Napoleon
to the effect that "the law is not violated
when you save the fatherland."
He promises later to give Congress a
detailed report of his acts in connection
with the taking over of the direction of
tiie departments of finance, interior and
war.
Congress is informed that if it con
siders the President's acts as honest, pa
triotic and of service, it will give him its
suprt me sanction. Hut if not. it is in
vited to place tlie responsibility on him
who deserves it, with tho assurance that
neither the President nor any of his sec-j
rotaries will evade any responsibility,
since all had agreed to any sacrifice
necessary in behalf of the welfare of the
country.
New Instructions Sent
Mexico City, November 19.—Speculation
as to* what President Wilson intends to I
do in the face of the Mexican difficulty I
was Increased today by the knowledge I
t’:ut the American charge d'affaires. Nel-'
son O’Shaughneasy, had received new in
structions from Washington to wait at
bis post for further instructions and that,
important matters were under consklera- j
tion.
Tho,;mnouncenient that a British squad
ron is coming to Mexican waters created
< Continued on I'nge Eleven)
Strikers and Employers
Hold Conference at Law
rence, Mass.
Lawrence, Mass., November 19.—Pros- I
pccts for an early settlement of the
strike of firemen, which Involves every
textile plant In the city, were consid
ered good tonight after a two hours'
confprence^of representatives of strik
ers and employers.
The establishment of a nine-hour day
l’or the firemen was suggested as a
compromise by which an agreement
might be reached. The men now work
12 hours a day six days a week and de
mand an eight-hour day without loss
of wages. Most of the mills already
have offered them a reduction of one
day a week, but this has been refused.
Another conference was arranged for
tomorrow afternoon.
The mills today added somewhat to
their forces of firemen taking the places
•of strikers, but only a few of the 4000
operatives who have been thrown into
I involuntary idleness since the strike
began on Monday were recalled.
ki ^
SOCIALISTS SPEECH
CAUSES GENERAL
RIOTINGIN LONDON
“King Larkin” Begins Cam
paign to “Raise Fiery
Cross”—A General
Fight Ensues
London, November 19.—The first ap
pearance as an orator In London of
James Larkin, head of the transport
workers’ union of Dublin, or “King
Larkin” as he is now dubbed by his
adherents here, led to wild scenes of
disorder at Albert hall tonight, where
several thousands had gathered to
hear him.
When Larkin was liberated a week
ago from Mount Joy prison, where he
was serving a seven months’ term for
sedition, he announced that he was
going to England “to raise the fiery
cross,’’ and* he predicted a general
strike throughout Great Britain.
A large body of students from the
colleges connected with London uni
versity made an organized attempt lo
break up the meeting and fierce rioting
both outside and inside the hall fol
lowed. A large force of police was
called and free fights resulted.
Many persona were injured before
the meeting was able to proceed, for
the students successfully stormed the
entrance and gained admission to the
hall There further fighting took place
arid sticks and umbrellas were freely
used. Fiitworks were let off amid
scenes of pandemonium and for a time
there was danger of a panic. The or
ganist continued playing, however, ami
the audience began singing boeialist
songs, to which the students responded
by singing “God Save the King,” and
“Rule Britanla”
When order was partially restored
Larkin went on with lii.s speech,
which was mainly devoted to a de
nunciation of the government in con
nection with the Dublin strike.
EDWARD FISKE IS
ORDERED RELEASED
San Francisco, November in.—Edward
A. Fiske, clubman and supposed capital
ist, accused of being the bandit who held
up the Chicago-San Francisco limited
train near Contra Costa, Cal., last Friday
night, was released from jail tonight by
order of Chief of Police White. He had
been held since his arrest at noon yes
terday.
"There was no evidence on which we
could hold Fiske," said Chief White.
"Trainmen and passengers said he was
not the man anti his own account of his
movements on the- night of the robbery
was substantiated in many details."
Postal officials, who have been inves
tigating the series of train robberies in
this vicinity recently, also declared they
had found nothing to connect Fiske with
the crimes.
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TODAY’S AGE'HERALD
1— Cavalry troop ordered to remain
near Mexican border.
Huerta to deliver message to new’
Congress Thursday.
Alabama loses fight over water
problem.
McGuire corroborates Hen ness y\s
graft charges.
2— Underwood calm in taking up Hob
son charges.
3— Immense field lor new capital
when business settles.
—Editorial comment.
5— Dispensary campaign w ill .be con
cluded today.
Morning medley of day's doings.
Mass meeting today to urge extra
session.
Underwood will reply to Hobson
Saturday night.
6— Society.
7— Sports.
8— Luncheon given to hotel visitors.
9— Death toll from mine disaster is 24.
10—Iron prices tend downward.
i 11—Willingham filed annual report.
I 13—Markets.
' 14—Seeks clear title to river frontage.
WOMAN PROPOSES
TO TRY ON GOWN
IN OPEN COURT
Mrs. J. L. Weir Causes Hippie of Ex
citement in Cheyenne Court, But
proposition Is Discounte
nanced by the Judge
Cheyenne, Wyo., November 19.—A
proposal to try on a gown before the
throng of curious spectators in the j
United States district court was re
jected today by Judge J. A. Riner.
Mrs. Joseph L. Weir, charged with
her husband, an army officer, with
the theft of clothes from Mrs. J. H.
Cecil, claimed thar the dresses which
she alleges' vh«^ "bought for a tv',fling
sum from a woman canvasser, did not
lit, and therefore there would be no
object of stealing them
Her attorney suggested that she try
on one of the gowns in open court1
I to substantiate her claims.
Tlie witness consented, and there
wus a momentary flutter of excitement
among the spectators. .Judge Riner
interrupted the proceedings by say
ing the demonstration was unneces
sary.
The court instructed the jury to find
IJeutenant Weir not guilty, no evi
dence having been produced to con
nect him with the alleged theft.
--
FERMENTED MARE’S
MILK WAS EARLY FOE
OF PROHIBITIONISTS
Ancients First Conducted Campaign j
Against “Koumiss,” Says New
York Commissioner of Excise
in an Address
Albany, N. Y„ November 19.— Fer
mented mare's milk and not Pohn Bar
leycorn was the foe prohibitionists had
to fieht in the days of the ancletita, W.
W. Farley, state commissioner of ex
cise, declared today in an address heifa
on "excise legislation.".
The most ancient of all intoxicat
ing beverages was made from males
milk set aside and allowed to ferment,"
lie raid. "This drink was called ‘kou
miss.’ The drink still Js the favorite
tipple of tin Tartar."
Farley declared the solution of the
llmiot question lay in tic n- : iJ • being
taught to uso a non-intoxicating tub
s mill- for beer. Statutes oar. rc^ulai
but not cure the evil, he said.
MAN SERVING LIFE
SENTENCE LEGALLY
DEAD, SAYS COURT
Wife May Marry Without Divorre or
Annulment Under Circumstances,
Is Opinion of New York
Judge
New York, November IP.-a man
serving an Indeterminate sentence In
prison is civilly dead, and his wife
may marry without divorce or annull
ment proceedings, according to nn
opinion handed down by Supreme
Court Justice Maddox today.
In deciding the case he issued a
writ of mandamus directing the mar
riage license bureau to grant u Iieen.se
to Mrs. Mary (iargan, a school teacher.
Her husband, John Gargan, was sen
tenced to Sing Sing for second de
gree murder with a maximum sentence
of life in prison. She will marry Wil
liam Weishcimer. He is a litH >
grapher. Court held that even though
Gargan were pardoned his marital ‘right;!
would not be restored.
*
TEXTURE OF SCARLET
GOWN PUZZLES U. S.
CUSTOMS OFFICIALS
Cloak W'orn hy C. F. Adams When
Oxford Conferred Degree Upon
Him {s Held Up at
Port
Boston, November 19.—The brilliant
scarlet gown that Charles Franc!*!
Adams wore during the cc-remony in
which Oxford university conferred upon
him the degree of doctor of letters
was held up by the customs officials
today because they could not decile
what it was made of. So peculiar was
the texture and weave of the garment
that the Inspectors had to send for a
cloth expe:' before they were con
vinced that It was not of excessive
val ue.
SENATE LEADERS
PLAN TO CONSIDER
CURRENCY REPORT
Drafts of Both Factions of
Banking Committee Prac
tically Complete—May
Present Both Drafts
Washington, November 19.—With two
widely divergent drafts of the administra
tion currency bill practically completed, a
programme for the consideration of the
currency legislation in the Senate will be
arranged by Senate leaders tomorrow.
The democrats of the banking and cur
rency committee and the republicans and
Senator Hitchcock wore abeut through to
night with the framing of their respective
drafts.
A meeting of the full committee will be
held tomorrow morning to decide on what
form the report to the Senate will take.
The suggestion of the republicans that
the committee Itself, evidently diveded and
unable to agree,*and file the two proposed
bills ns amendments to the House bill
may be adopted. A meeting of the Senate
steering committee will take up the cur
rency situation before the Senate meets
tomorrow and also will consider the pos
sibility of an adjournment of Congress,
although leaders have practically aband
oned the idea.
May Be Taken to Floor
Tf the banking and currency committee
is able to agree on the form of a report
the bill may be taken to the floor tomor
row, although it will be probably held a
cay or two, possibly until Monday.
The democrats ut the banking and cur
rency committee today adopted an amend
ment providing for the refunding of the
outRandmg 3 per cent bonds and the is
suance of 3 per cent bonds for them. The
3 per cent bonds would be purchased and
held by the regional banks to be used In
maintaining the gold reserve. The re
publican bill provides for the Issue of one
year 3 per cent notes in lieu of the 3 per
cent bonds for similar purposes.
The republicans finally r°vised their re
quirements for the shifting of reserves to
the new system. They provided that the
reserves should be turned over to the
regional banks at the rate of 1 per cent
every six months until the required 4 per
cent of the country banks and 5 per cent
of city banks should be deposited. This
plan wa? devised to relieve any strain
that the sudden shifting of large reserve
funds might cause.
CHAUFFEUR LEADING
FUNERAL ARRESTED;
EXCEEDED THE LIMIT
New York Procession Endangers Lives
of People Crossing Streets, Say
Police—Was Making 35
Miles Per Hour
New York, November 19.—A funeral
procession^ was halted in Long Island
City today and the chauffeur of the au
tomobile coach that headed It was ar
rested and convicted of exceeding the
speed limit. The arrest was the out
come of many complaints that New
I York funeral processions on the way
to Calvary cemetery have been so
I speedy as to endanger the lives of per
sons crossing streets through which
they puss. Other arrests, it was an
I uounced, will follow if the speed of
funeral vehicles is not slackened.
Christian Frickey, the chauffeur, pro
tested that a funeral should net be
stopped but the policeman making the
irrest Insisted the cortege was making
:i5 miles an hour. Despite his protests
and those of the mourners in other au
tomobiles, Frickey was taken to court
and the procession permitted to pro
ceed at reduced speed.
Old Rivals to Play
Anniston, November 19.—(Special.)—Th«
difference between the Alabama Presby
terian college arid the Jacksonville Nor
inal school has been patched up and tht
two teams will meet In this city nex1
Saturday afternoon. They are old rival:
and this game promises to be the bes
played here this year. Ho far the Jack
sonville school has not been defeated.
_/
Bankhead and Burnett Lead
Fight Before Conserva
tion Congress
STATES’ RIGHTS IDEA
MEETS WITH DEFEAT
“Steam Roller’* Methods Win Day.
Pass Resolution Indorsing Fed
eral Taxation of Water
Power Corporations

BY C. E. STEWART
Washington, November 19.—(Special.) |
State rights advocates in the national !
conservation congress, as to water pow- \
ers, were snowed under today in the |
final fight over the adoption of a reso
lution indorsing the proposition that j
the federal government has a right to
regulate and tax water power corpor- I
atlons in the various states whero the !
powers are developed on navigable
streams.
The Alabama delegation, lead by Sen
ator Bankhead and Representative John 1
B. Burnett, made a strenuous fight for |
the state rights idea, but the “steam
roller" operated by Gifford Pinchott and
ex-Secretary O. T. Fisher of the Interior !
department, run over them.
Poll Demanded
(V u Watts, Repreesntative Richard
son’s secretary, went against the ma
jority of his state’s delegation and
made a speech declaring that the presi
dent, secretary and counsel of the Ala
bama Power company, together with
the representatives of t lie suhsidary
company were delegates to the conven
tion, and also the (rice president, J. W.
Worthington, who was a member of
the committee on resolutions, and had
agreed to "fix” the water power reso
lution. He demanded a poll of the Ala
bama delegation on the question.
Gifford Pinchot declared that. 96 per
cent of the water power of Alabama
was controlled by one allied group of
“interests” and that they were seek
ing to control the entire resources of
the state. Senator Burton, who this
morning made a speech in defense of
the government's power to tax and reg
ulate, came in for some criticism from
Senator Bankhead, who declared that
Hie senator f.rbm nhlo had an Imagina
tion as "bright n« a morning star.”
Says Stimpson Responsible
Senator Bankhead said that Presi
dent Taft vetoed the Coosa river dam
bill because Stimpson, then Secretary
of War, demanded the veto. The Presi
dent said, declared Senator Bankhead,
that ‘“it was too near the end t<> have
a family row'.” Stimpson replied to this
that he would not have opposed the bill
if It had provided a rental tax.
Walter L. Fisher, ex-Secretary of the
Interior, was the chairman of the con
vention for the day, and he and John
U Burnett had quite a tilt at ope time,
when Mr. Burnet demanded a steno
graphic report of a part of the pro
ceedings relating to the water power
resolution. Fisher declined to furnish
the report unless the convention de
manded it, and Burnett declared that
he expected "just such a ruling from
the chair.” Fisher resented this, but he
made no impression on Burnett, who
held his ground.
li is said here that <’. I,. Watts, who
sided with the Pinchot crowd, may be
come an addition for Congress to suc
ceed Representative William Richard
son. whose health is not the test.
NEW POISONOUS
BACILLUS FOUND
Nantes, France, November 19. The re
cent poisoning of 60 guests at a wedding
party .it Oholet, !n tho department of
Maine et Loire, was dun to a bacillus,
heretofore unknown to science, which Dr.
Rappln, director of the Pasteur institute
at Nantes, announces lie lias succeeding
in isolating. As a result of the poisoning
eight persons died, and later there were
other deaths from a mysterious cause in
tlie town among people who had not at
tended tho wedding. The new bacillus
has been named tho "bacillus hypertox
icus.”
WILSON TO RET A K E
SUMMER HOME
Boston, November 19. President Wilson
and his family will reoccupy 1 larlakenden,
the summer home of Winston Churchill at
Cornish, N. H., next summer. The Pres
ident’s agent wrote today to Mr. Church
ill’s representative, Guy Murchie, United
States marshal, re-engaging the estate.
Mr. Murchie said tho President already
had an option on the place until Decem
ber 1, and the fact that he had decided
to go there again next, summer did not
come as a surprise.
s
Pale and Often Weak of
Memory Witness Ur ’~r
goes Relentless Ordeal
of Examination
WITNESS SPEAKS
OF NONE OF CHARGES
OF OWN KNOWLEDGE
Information as to Forced Contribu
tions to Campaign Funds From
Contractors Given Unwilling
ly — Flatly Contradict •
Previous Testimony
I
New York, November 10.—Ge«»»re II.
McGuire of Syracuse, pule uni! often
tveok of memory, whispered corrobo
ration of charge* made by .John A.
Henncmy against alleged graft poli
tician* in n releutie** tlirec-hour or
deal of c«aminiitlon iIiIn afternoon by
District Attorney < linrlc* S. Whitman.
McGuire was the day's sole witness In
the John Doe Inquiry, through which
Mr. Wlillmuu Is seeking to hare cor
rupt Ion* from H00 or more contractors
on *tutc barge, canal and highway
work.
Henneasy, Investigator of graft for ex
Governdr Hulaer, sat in the court room
as McGulde testified and heard the dis
trict attorney force the unwilling witness
to confirm charges of corruption made
by Henneasy during the mayoralty cam
paign in New York city. Of none of these
charges, however, could the witness
speak of his own knowledge. They had
come to him in the gossip of contractors
and the small talk of politicians, or, as
McGuire's lawyer said, “by the one-lino
wireless telegraph route.'*
Contributions forced
McGuire testified that lie had heard 40
or more charges of contractors being
forced to make contributions. These, ho
told Hennessy last October, in Utica, and
Hennessy had written them down as ho
talked. The memorandum was introduced
and McGuire scanned it, but failed to re
call same of It-*; .contents. Nor would
McGwire give the district attorney tha .
name of a singl i person who bad given
him information.
“How did you learn this?” Mr. Whit
man asked repeatedly.
“I heard it,” was McGuire’s invariable
answer.
“Who told you?” and McGuire's stock
answer was, “I don't recall.''
Although McGuire’s memory apparently
had weakened much since he collapsed
! on the witness stand last week, when
forced to admit the falsity of previous
testimony, lie recalled that he had “made
mistakes’ when on the stand before.
These he corrected by reading into the
re< ord a 12-page typewritten statement,
in this he flatly contradicted much ot
his previous testimony, especially his de
nials of having told Hennessy anything
concerning tho alleged “sand bagging”
of contractors.
What McGuire had heard included
charges that 4H contractors had been
forced to make campaign contributions
to politicians in 1.912; and that Everett
Fowler of Kingston, now under indict
ment on a charge of extortion, had been
appointed at n meeting between C. Gor
don Keel, former superintendent of high
ways; Norman E. Mack, democratic sta(e
chairman, and John A. J »ix, then governor
ot Vow York, to malic i-o.uc of chese
Elections. The meeting was held in tho
executive mansion at Ah.any, he said,
qualifying the entire statement with the
assert ion that lie had heard” it, but had
forgotten who told him.
Profited by Com missions
What McGuire knew definitely was that
he und his brother. James K. McGuire,
for six years mayor of Syracuse, had
profited by commissions on the sale of
asphalt and oil to the state and to con
tractors on state work. The commissions,
in Haiti, amounted to oetween $4500 and
$5000, of which $13'X) had been paid.
The commissions, McGuire testirted, were
paid by the p.arber Asphalt company, by
which his brother had been employed, and
by the Pnited .States Asphalt company.
Mr. Whitman switched to McGuire's
contributions to Sulzer when lie was gov
ernor. The witness corroborated his pre
vious testimony that ha had given Sulxer
$3500. Of this sum. he said. $2500 was given
“out of sympathy” last June, when the
governor sent for him and told him he
needed money.
“After 1 had given the $2500," McGuire
further said, “I got to thinking it over
and concluded it was a larger contribu
tion than i could afford, so I went to
Arthur Johnson (he was the Barber As
phalt company's agent). I told him i
wanted him to reimburse me for some of
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NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY
FOR FARMERS, SAYS DANIELS
*
Secretary of Navy Speaks on Effects of New Tariff Law Before
Kansas City Commercial Club—Excessive Charges
to be Removed
Kansas City, November 19.—A new era
of prosperity and good living for the far
mer under the new tariff law was pre
dicted by Josephus Daniels, secretary of
the navy, speaking at the nineteenth an
nual John Jay banquet of the Kansas City
Commercial club here tonight. The ba< k
to the farm movement now dormant
would be revived in earnest, he said, un
der the Improved conditions that are In
store for the dweller in the country.
“The new tariff,” said Secretary Daniels,
“which will remove from the farm the
excessive changes for every article needed
In cultivation and in the home will
cheapen living for the farmer. The new
currency bill that soon will be law will
be followed by wise legislation providing
for rural credits ancl for effective laws
which will be put into execution against
all forms of monopoly.
“These blessings are almost in sight and
their gradual unfolding will mean a new
and bettor day for the dwellers on th*
farms. And, of course, when the farmers
are prosperous their prosperity Is of the
sort that reaches out into the cities and
towns and makes them prosperous also,
' “Products of the farm are bringing bet
tor prices and we may look to see In
creased interest Jn the raising of cattle,
sheep and hogs.
“Mr. Underwood Is right whan he sa} 4
that the benefits of the tariff cannot bo
realized suddenly Hut one benefit will
j come whenever the beef trust, for ex
ample, puts the price up too high, for
the products of the Argentine republic
I will come in to compete with trust price*."

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