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RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1911. - ? - ? ??< VFTE WEATHER T DAT-Cloady. PRICE TWO CENTS; Norris Will Plead for This Part of Agree? ment. WAY TO SECURE FREE WOOD PULP In No Other Manner Can Great Industry Be Protected From Diversion to Canada?This Congress Must Act or Extra Session Is Assured. Washington. D. <'.. February S.? John Norris; chairman of I lie paper committee of tlie American Newspaper Publishers' Association, will appear to? morrow before the Ways ami Means Committee of the I louse .1 Represen? tatives with facts and figures In sup? port ol the enactment, without tlie change of a syllable, of the wcod pulp and paper provision.'- of th* Canadian reciprocity agreement. Mr. Norris de? clared to-night emphatically that there was no truth in the published stories to the effect that these provisions ad? mitted of doubtful Interpretation sis to their meaning, lie expressed the opin? ion, moreover, that the agreement ver? batim as it btuuds would l>e ratified by th< House by a leant a two-thirds majority. Mr, Norris said his statetni nt to the committee would show th< reciprocal benefits of the paper < lao.-.e, and in slsted that he would "confound the parier makers who are trying to nullify the treaty i>y amendments lb tue papei clause." Me would show, uu said, that that clause as expressed in the treaty "furnishes the only* methoj by which free pulp wood can be supplied to American pnpi r mills, an 1 by which the iinlus.tr-, cm be protected from dl \ orsion to Canada.'1 .No Itoom for Doubt. The degree to which ih>- administra? tion will use in behalf of the enact? ment of the treaty "its utmoi' iff oils to btdng about such change.t by con? current legislation" as proin sei in fhe agreement vvua mad'- plain to-day In reports brought from th<- \\ hti? House by Senators wno. talked with the Presi? dent. These reports left little room for doubt that should Congrex.3 artjourn without Paving ra tilled the agreement, the President will forthwith convene tin- new Congress 'n extraordinary session to consider the matter afresh; The reciprocity/ matter bus moved in? to the foremost pin ?? In te<_ legisla? tive purview, ami the President shows every disposition to keep !t friere if he can. It is said upon excellent au? thority that Mr, Taft helbvos t lie present Congress will act favorably in both iiouses upon the agreement, and that there will be no necissitj tor an ??xtrn session. 1*2 very Indication now forecasts its adoption by i .- . House by ah overwhelming majority: the only doubt appear.1 to be wherhet those Senators radically opposed to its. en nctment \% ill be able by obs!riietlvi. tactics to prevent itn adoption by the Senate. The President apparently en? tertains no stich doubt. The speeches which Mr. Tart will deliver on thti brief Western trip upon which he enters to-morrow night will be devote,l. R is said, practically en? tirely to the advocacy of thei i eel pro city agreement, lie spent most of the day at work upon their preparation. If administration Senators had any doubt about the attitude of i'resident Taft toward the Canadian lcciprocity agreement it was removed when Sen? ators Crane and carter returned to the Capitol to-day from a conference with the President at the White House. The message which these Senators brought to their colleagues was that there must be a vote on the- agreement at the present Session, or Congress will be called back in extra session almost immediately after adjournment on March 4. Mnkrn Belief Plain. It is said that the President made plain his belief that the country gen? erally favored the adoption of recipro? cal trade agreement with Canada; that the McCall bill to put the agreement into force would pass the House with a large majority, and that the Renate would enact the measure if given an opportunity to vote upon i. The rules of the Senate, which per? mit, untrammelcd discussion of a meas? ure, arc the principal barriers to a vote. In that body. It is known that Senators l-leybiirn and Bailey are bit? terly opposed to the agreement, and that the opposition extends also to most Of the Progressive Republicans who represent agricultural States. Some of these Senators have hinted that their relations with the White House have not been sufficiently pleas? ant of late to cause them to exert themselves in support gf an adminis? tration measure. Senators Crane and Carter entered nt once upon a campaign designed to advance the President's program. Al? ready they have conferred with other Senators who are especially friendly to Die adtnlnislration, and nave sought to enlist their services in a movement to obviate the necessity of an extra session. Doubt that the Ottawa government has the authority to bind the provinces of the Dominion to the terms of the Canadian agreement submitted to Con? gress by President Taft was expressed by members of the Committee on Ways and Means at. the committee 'hearing to-day. Those who appeared to give their views on Iho agreement had to stand aside while the committee interchanged opinions as to whether or not the Ot tawan ministry had not gone beyond its authority in negotiating the agree? ment and whether if would be In n po? sition to enforce the provisions of the. agreement In event the United States carried out Its i.rid of the bargain. Representative Humphrey, of Wash? ington, appeared in opposition to the agreement. Ide spoke for the. fish and lumber Interests of his Slate. The t'.sii industry of Washington would be put L. ^Continued, on Second Patse.). BRIBERY CHARGED T?.\- Collector nuil Politician In In Sc rlnuM Trouble. Cincinnati, ?.. February 8.?Six In? dictments charging bribery against Jacob Basehnug. ;i deputy tax collec? tor au<J politician, were returned to? day, and subpoenas for representa? tives of twenty local breweries were Issued in the liquor tax probe to-day. The subpoenas order the olflccrs of tri? breweries to produce, all their boohs showing sales and the identity of saloon:,- which have been their cus? tomers since; June. 180C. The Indictments against Baschaiig follow an inqtiry into alleged fraudu lenl practices, by which certain browr cries are said to have obtained refunds of liquor taxes. It is estimated that the county has been defrauded ot $250,000. If'vc of the Indictments against Baschang charge him with the solici? tation of bribes, ranging from $1", to $50, while the sixth Indictment de? clares Baschang obtained $150 from a saloonkeeper "it! order to aid and abet" liim Iti "listing out-' bis saloon. Coinplalh.tr; "f saloonkeepers who claimed to have been made the victims j of a fraudulent, system was respoii i Slide for the inquiry. I These- men claim tiiat their $1.000 I annual license was paid by the brew i cry or brewery broker from whom the ; j saloonkeepers obtained supplies, and j that Mi- saloonkeepers reimbursed these creditors at the rate of $2') a we. k. Baschang offered bail bonds of M.non for each nf tin- six indictments. This ball ua> accepted by ti e prosecutor. STIRRING APPEAL MADE '?cd Cr?*? Aul.? Ahl for the Starving Chin e?r. Washington, D. f.. Co?r?ary ?To carry out the intent of Congress and furnish a cargo for the transport which lias been authorized to carry Supplies from this country to China for tho relief of the sufferers from the terrible famine now prevailing there, the Bed Cross has issued a stirring appeal to the public for con* : libuilons. The Bed i'l oss Is co-operating with ; the Seattle Commercial Club in this Work: Supplies uro earnestly solicited t>> be forwarded to the Seattle Com? mercial Club, wiiiie money contribu? tions should l.e sent to the American Bed Cross in this city. livery Incoming mall brings to the State Department harrowing tales of distress among the unfortunate Chin- j cs.e. To-day tr-? department made pub? lic a reoort from Consul Cracey ai ? Nanking, inclosing letters from some | of the missionaries In the famine dis? tricts. Rev. i:. C, l.obenstlene found almost two-tbirds of the 800,000 peo? ple In the country of H wai Juan ab? solutely destitute, and not more than -0 per cent, of the population could I pro- ido for themselves unaided I through the winter and spring. . In the whole famine district Mr. j l.obenst iene estimates that at least l, 000,00(1 will die of starvation if not alder] Mr. Ca Id well, the acting consul at Dalny. telegraphs (hat there have been sixty-sis eases and sixty deaths from plague at (hat port up to date. ELECTION FRAUDS CHARGED I Ofllclnla Indicted for Depriving Ne grne* of Their A'otc*. i Baltimore, Md.. February 8.?The i Federal prand jury to-day returned in j dlctrifortts against John F Stone and John YV. Miller, of the Board of Elec? tion Supervisors .if Charles county, and John M. Dulany, a printer, who sup | piled the ballots used in Charles coun? ts dining the congressional election last November. It is charged that the members of the Board of Supervisors named In the indictments conspired to deprive. Under the color of laws regulating elections in the State, a large number of duly qualified and registered vot ers of Charles county of their rights t. cote, because of their color, ami it is further charged that the ballots upon which the votes were to be cast at tills election had been previously Pjei.rued and distributed with the. spe? cific purpose of placing the name of James E. Bay. Jr.. the Democratic con? gressional candidate, at an advantage on the ballot ov?-r Thomas Parran. the B< publican candidate. Dulany is charged with aiding and abetting In the alleged conspiracy by agreeing to prim and deliver the of mial ballots to Miller and Stone with lull knowledge that they were to be used in the election with the intent to make it impossible for many ne? groes to vole for the candidate of their choice. BLOWN TO PIECES Ten Shop Employe* Kilted When En? gine Explodes. Smlthville. Tex.. February 8.?Ten shop employes of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad were torn to frag? ments and seven others were injured to-day when an engine under repair j exploded in the Rmithvllle yards. Be? sides the loss of life, railroad property valued at S'JO.OilO was destroyed. The dead: Henrv O'Rotirke. Charles Gray, Thurston McNeill. F. Parino, K. W. Phillips. Marry Clark. Aaron Harless, -Detainer. Phil Ifubbard (negro), Al Nichols (negro). The locomotive had just been run from the repair shop to be tested when the explosion occurred. O'Ronrke, machinist, was attaching a safety valve when the explosion occurred. Two other locomotives standing on nearby tracks were .wrecked and the round? house was partially demolished. With the bursting of the boiler a rain of fragments of tho engine and portions of human bodies fell for several hundred yards. Pieces of flesh and clothing were driven Into the shattered walls of the roundhouse. The exact cause of the explosion has not been determined. DE LASSY TELLS STORY Explain* iilc. HelotlonN With Sclf Confemted Poisoner. St. Petersburg, February S.-?Count O'Brien de Dassy took the witness stand to-night in the proceedings against him and Dr. Pantchenko for the. murder of Count Vassilll Boutur lin, and strenuously denied any com? plicity in the count's death. In rebut? tal of the evidence previously present? ed to show t It 31 he had paid Pant? chenko a sum of money to poison Count Vassilll, Do Lassy volunteered the statement that be had sought the doctor's services In a erimlnnl opera? tion. He was introduced to Pant? chenko, who, he, said, consented to per? form the operation for $1.500. De Las? sy gave him $50 down and promised tliat the remainder would bo paid la? ter. Betters concerning this trans? action, he continued, remain in pos? session of Pantchenko and Mmc, Mu? re vieff. who began to blackmail him. He explained that his meetings with Pantchenko were occasioned cither by business or blackmail. At for (he prosecutor began to ques? tion him, Do Dassy pleaded fatigue, and was allowed to leave the stand temporarily. NO INVESTIGATION Legislature Will Not Probe Election of Senntorn. Charleston. W. Va.. February 8.?By a vote of 14 to 11 tho Senato to-day laid on the table the House joint reso^ lntlon aaking for an Investigation of charges of corruption in the recent ?olflfttlon of United Statop Senators* 01 EVEN DENIIS Insurgentsand Regulars Are as Determined as Ever. NO GOOD COMES OF CONFERENCE As Result, Talk of Compromise Candidate Looms Large, and Name of Alton B. Parker Leads All the Rest. Dix Said to Favor Him. Albany. N. V.. February 8.?The con? ference -if Democratic legislator* to? day failed lu put even a dent in the deadlock over the election of a United States Senator. Regulars ami Insur? gents for over two hours in secret ses? sion dissected the problem from their respective viewpoints, offering all sorts of opinions and suggestions, anil then went into the Assembly and voted just as they have done for weeks. With hopes ?.f an Immediate brean In the deadlock dashed, talk of a com promise, candidate was resumed to? night, with A.ton LJ, Parker's name looming prominently in the foreground. Report had it that Governor Dix w,t> favorably disposed toward Judge Par? ker's candidacy. Judge Parke! was in Albany to-day, but pleaded lick of knowledge of the' situation. i Charles F. Murphy still clings to the opinion that Mr. Sneohan can be elect- j ed, and to-night indicated Ills intention to continue to support him. Mr. Shco h.in, askci his. opinion of the confer? ence, said: "I think good will come of it." "Does that mean you ihir.k it will be the means of bringing ti. - Demo? crats together'.'" "I think thrtt before they get through eighty-seven men ought to be abb:- to convince twenty-seven that tin old Democratic principle of majority rule I should triumph." To-day's conference and the vote which followed showed both sides as unyielding as ever, though all bands. Democrats and Republicans, ar-: hop? ing for an early .settlement of the dif? ficulty. It was the unanimous opinion ol Lho Insurgents that the- conference elcarl) j demonstrated that Mr. rfheehan cannot be '-Idted. and that tht> election of a c ompromise candidate Is the only way i but of tTc difficulty, BUSY TIME FOR TAFT Commercial C'onixrpMM I Inn flapped Out I it Full Progrnni, Atlanta, GS., February S.? President Taft will have a busy time of it when lie comes to Atlanta. March 10 next, to attend the annual meeting of the Southern Commercial Congress, accord? ing to the program maped out for him to-day by the advisory board of the Congress and a committee of the local Chamber of Commerce. The President will be met some dis? tance from Atlanta by a committee of citizens and on reaching the city will be taken directly to the audito? rium, where the congress will hold Its sessions. From there the President Will be taken to the Capital City Club, where he will be the truest of h?nor at a luncheon tendered by the directors of the Chamber of Commerce. The President then will be escorted to the Governor's Mansion, where a re? ception will be tendered him by Gov? ernor and Mrs. Brown; At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Mr. Tnft will go to the Piedmont Hotel for an hour's rest, following whictt he will make a talk to the negroes at Central Avenue Methodist Church; From here the President will return to the hotel to rest until 6 P. M? when be will be escorted to the Pied? mont Driving Club, where he will be the "liest of honor at a din? ner, to be attended by foreign am? bassadors. Cabinet members. Govern? ors and other speakers before the Com? mercial Congress. At 8 o'clock Mr. Taft will address the congress on "A Greater Nation Through a Greater South." at the con? clusion of which he will return to W.nslhngton POLITICS TABOOED Consumers' r.ramie VoteH Down Reso? lution of That Nature. Pittshurg, Pa., February 8.?The Na tolnal Council of the Consumers' iJeague tabooed polities to-day and voted clown the resolutions requesting Congress to remove the tariff on the necessities of life as well as on wear? ing apparel. The several speakers on the resolutions pointed out that it is not the business of the National Con? sumers' Dengue to enter into any ac? tivity of a political nature. This view prevailed and the vote against the res? olution was unanimous. Officers of the national organization, to serve during the ensuing year, were chosen. John Graham Drooks, of Cam? bridge. Mass., was elected president. Among the vice-presidents chosen was Miss Jcari Gordfln. of New Orleans. SCHOONER IS MISSING Xo< Reported Since She Left ( apes One .Month Aro, Wlscnsset, Me., February S.?Nearly a month out from Newport. News, with a cargo of coal for this port, the three-masted schooner Sullivan Swain. Captain Uawry. and a crew of six men. has not been reported since she left the Virginia Canes, January 11. Un dor ordinary conditions the schooner should have made the trip In about a week. The Swain is thirty-six years old and of f?75 gross-ton register. She was built in Bath, Me., and Is owned in Boston. REAR-END COLLISION Freight Ora?U*s Info Sipn board Air Line I'aMKcnger Train. Jacksonville, Fla., February 8.?A freight train this morning ran Into the rear'of Seaboard Air Dine passen? ger train No. SI, near Waldo. ba,dlv damaging two Pullman cms and de? molishing a baggage car carrying the equipment of tho Firing Dine Theatri? cal Company. A Pullman porter and a negro fireman werft lniux/id. J May Never Be Called Upon to Defend Itself. TROOPS RACE TO THE FRONT Storming of City Depends on Whether Federal Troops, Un? der Navarro, or Rebels, Un? der Blanco, Get There First?Orozco Still Con? fident of Success. El i'aso. Texas, February S.?By way j of variation, B is safely predicted that Juarez will not he attacked to-night. Whether it is called upon to defend it? self at uli seemingly depends upon whether Navarro. at the Head of 1,000 Federals from Chihuahua, or .lose Do La Lez Blanco, with UGO Insurrectos front Casas Grand es, arrives tirst. A rumor reached itere to-night that Navarro hud met with a reverse, but it was only a rumor. Wires being dou Ii, it could not be investigated, if Navarro reaches Juarez first, it would be folly apparently for Orozco to attack, even with the assistance of reinforcements from A Ian is and Blan? co. Alants was camped last night twelve miles east of here on the Mexican side of tlie Bio Grande at a hamlet called Sargusa. Ammunition was taken across the rivur at this point, and this morn? ing Alanls and his men had disap? peared. A search of the hills in that vicinity failed to disclose his where? abouts, but ho and his men are now virtually a part of Orozco's forces. Five Mexicans who crossed to the Texas side to-day from Sargosa esti? mated Aiunis's detachment at :;u0 mounted infantry. They are fresh from the importation around OJInaga. X? Word From Ulant-o. There was no word from Blanco. If he left Casas Grandes when ordered to do no for the .second time, he should reach this section by Friday night. This, at least, :s the way Orozco cal? culates It. Orozco consolidated his force to-day. when 100 men, who had been on duty in the mountains, joined the 320 men near the smelter. They were employed to-day in digging rllle pits and placing bowlders where they would afford the most protection In case of attack. United States soldiers .-it.-1 National Guardsmen detained a total of twenty nev-in Mexicans who were attempting to cross the river to the rebel camp. The troops here are numerically inadequate to the task of guarding the entire river front. It would require several regi? ments to accomplish the task. Gov? ernmental measures to suppress news have riot ceased. The prediction that there would be no attack on Juarez to-night is based on a statement of Provisional Governor Gonzales; who declared that the city would be taken within four days. Also on the fact that Blaneo lias not ar? rived and that Or?zc?'s preparations to-day were defensive, rather than ag? gressive. Air Scouts BcRdr. Washington, February S.?Prepara? tions are being made to use aeroplanes as extensively as possible in the preservation of neutrality along tho Mexican border. The Senate was so much interested in the proposal that it yesterday made $25.000 of the $125. 000 aeroplane appropriation in the army bill Immediately available. This will enable the War Department, if it insists, to pay for the aeroplane, the use of which was donated hy Rob? ert J. Collier, of New York, for volun? teer scouting. The government does not like to accept anything without paying for It. Even the services volun? teered by the United States Aeronau? tical Deserve in scouting were se? riously considered before they were accepted. The chances are that the Collier machine will never come back from the border. Aeroplanes have a great habit of getting broken up In active service, and If the War Department can pay for the machine It. will feel more at liberty to break it up if it chooses. Must Know His Machine. There will be one serious feature to be considered in handling tho ma? chine. Lieutenant B. D. Foulois. who will have general charge of the aero? plane work, is used to handling tho old type Wright machine, and there? fore it probably will he necessary to send A. L. Welsh or some one else familiar with the new machine to manage it. Each type of machine has a different, system of control, and an operator sets used to making instinc? tively the movements for the control of one sort nnd Is much more at a loss to handle another type of aeroplane than a man riding a strange bicycie 'for the first time. The War Department has been of? fered any number of machines for scouting use. Alfred Moisant, who Is at the head of the International Avia? tors, now that John B. Moisant Is dead, offered seven machines and operators to the War Department for scouting use. The International Aviators are to open a three-day meet In El Paso, Tex., to-morrow, and will be right on the spot where hostilities are proceed? ing between the insurrectos and the Federals In Mexico. Will Not Croax Border. They have already engaged to con? fine the|r operations to United States territory, and if fliey accumulate any military Information to impart it to nobody except the rutted States mili? tary authorities. The facL-chat>.it is possible to secure such Information is a Ina tier of serious concern both to the Mexican government and to the rebels. It Is quite possible that a protest will be made to the State Department by the .Mexican government In con? nection with the appearance of a num? ber of exhibition machines on the bor? der. Curiously enough, the first aeroplane treaty In the world was that nego? tiated some months ago between Mex? ico and this government. The treaty was ostensibly for trade protection against the smuggling of laces, jewels, opium nnd other valuable cargoes across the border. There is a chance, however, that the machines may be used by the Insurgents for conveying arms nnd ammunition nnd carrying information. In facl. proposals have been made to Modern by some of the CContinaed on Seventh Page.). Leaders in Mexican Revolution rnnfiuni Ororco, Jr., Bpncrnl chief of the InxurrrrfoM (on the loft), anil hin fnthpr, TaMtiiinl Orozco, Sr.. Mrron<l In i-miniiniiil. EBEL LEADERS ARE PUTTO DEATH! Many Arc Executed Summarily on the Orders of President Simon. OTHERS ON DOOMED LIST Distinguished Men of Haiti Will Share Fate of Compatriots in Revolution. Capo naitlcn. Haiti, February>\?The government of President Simon Is deal? ing rigorously with the revolutionary leaders. General Millionard. of tho department of Vuliletires, head of the revolutionary forces, and a man of great Influence in the district of Trou and Vallleires who has beer much feared by every admlnisti a don. was summarily executed last night. Two additional officers, of whom one was General App.Hon, formerly command? ant at Trou, and four other revolution? aries from the same district, whose names are unknown, also were shot to death by the llaitien troops. These executions, following so close? ly on that of General Monvreull Gull lamumc. are likely to havw ;i deterrent effect on the rising, which Is,the ob? ject of President Simon, hliu now has the situation well in hand. : t is re? ported that General Duval. ;.t whose house a large quantity of arms and munitions recently were found, is to be shot to-night, and that other dis? tinguished men arc to share the same fate. President Simon remains at Plals ance, about ten miles from here, where he has concentrated a considerable force, but It Is expected that he will soon march on Trou. It is believed that the execution orders have come directly from him. General Zavler Menon, another of the revolutionary leader^, i.i under arrost, while General Clement Severe, who was captured some days ago. has been whipped for the purpose- of ex? tracting a confession from bin. as to the prime movers In the rising. The warship Nord Alexis proceeded from here for Fort Llbertc, which It bombarded for the purpose of facillat ing the landing of troops The consuls are taking steps to prevent bloodshed if possible Armistice Announced. Puerto Cortex, Honduras, February 8. ?via wireless to New Orleans.?the armistice between the revolutionary forces beaded by General Bnnilla and the government forces, secured through the friendly offices of the officials qi the United States navy at this port, was officially announced as effective at 1 o'clock this afternoon. There will be a complete suspension of hostilities pending tho outcome of the peace conference between the en? voys of the. revolutionary and govern? ment leaders, which will take place immediately aboard the United States gunboat Tacojna, now in the harbor here. Two Americans l>ro?Tned. Puerto Coric-/., Honduras, February S.?Via New Orleans.?Two Americans wore drowned this morning when a gasolene ex illusion aboard tue forty foot launch Dixie, formerly ihc flag? ship of General Dee Christmas, re? volutionary, destroyed the vessel two miles off Puerto Cortex Point The victims were C. M. Slsk, of Wea therf?rd, Texas, and II. Krleeller, ad? dress unknown- fCrlccller sank near the Dixie, insisting that the others leave him alone ami exclaiming as he sank: "I lived -Tike la> man anil 1 die like a man " Slsk was drowned only a snort diSr. tancc from the beach, becoming ex? hausted by his two-mile battle against the waves. BEGINS HER TERM Mrs. Caroline 11. Mnrtln Tnken to Trenton IVnltetiMnry. Newark. N. February S.?Mrs. Caroline B. Martin was tnken to-day Troth the county prison here to begin serving In Trenton penitentiary the term of seven years to which she was sentenced for complicity In the death of her daughter. Oc.ey W. M. Sncad, tbo '^laet Orange bathtub victim, Thomas B. Rilcy Alleged to Have Stolen It From District Attorney's Desk. SOLD IT TO MAGAZINE Famous "Sugar Trust" Missive Comes Up for More Publicity. New Vork. February g.?The famous] "Sugar Trust letter-' of Attorney-Gen? eral Wlckersham to District Attorney Wise, in which Mr, Wlckersham wrote that "Senator Root has sent nie the proof of a petition signed by Bowers, Milburn and Guthrie, In support of their contention that the statute of limitations has run in favor of Messrs. Parsons, Kissel and Harned," came up In court to-day for more publicity. Thomas: B. Hlley. once a special agent for the Interstate Commerce Commis? sion, ami later employed by the United States district attorney here, wasi placed on trial charged with illchlng the letter from District Attorney Wise's desk, copying It, and selling the copy to Hampton's Magazine during the ab. sence of Mr. Wise in France. The defense did not attempt to deny that the letter and other confidential I matte; had been copied and sold to Hampton's Magazine and the Cosmo politan. Instead, It sought to prove that Riley's afliliations with the maga ! zines were known to Iiis employers; that'he had been given free access to j the hooks of the American Sugar He I fining Company in the district attor? ney's ofllee, and that in general ' this ! mntter of giving publicity to sugar in I vestigation," as his counsel put it, "was known to Riley's superior and more or less to ?he government." Sold Information to Hearst. District Attorney Wise testified under crosjj examination that he knew when he employed Rlley that Riley had furnished information to W. It Hearst prior to U'Oti, which Mr. Hearst "forwarded to the Attorney-General, nnd on which proceedings were started i against some railroads for rebating. Frank Leithciser. stenographer to Mr. Wise In 1909. stestiiled that Mr I Wise gave him the Sugar Trust letter to copy, and that he took the letter \ into a room which lie shared witii I Rlley and laid it on his desk, after ! ward stepping out of the room tor five minutes. When he came back he tos titled that Hi ley said to him: "That's a pretty good letter, isn't It?" He had seen Rilcy copying the min? utes: of the board of directors of the sugar Company during office hours, be i swore, and he was positive that lie also had seen J. 11. W. Crlm. an As? sistant District Attorney, in the same room with Rlley while the latter was dictating letters about the sugar trust to magazines. .ludson C. Welliver. who wrote the article In which the Wlckersham letter was reproduced, testified that Rilcy had been recommended to him as a man with Information about the Sugar Trust by .lohn S. Marble, an attorney for the Interstate Commerce Commis? sion. Checks for $?_'"?? and $2U> drawn by two magazines to RUej ami Indorsed by him were shown. The case was adjourned until to? morrow. LLOYD-GEORGE ILL lie nnd III? Friend* ttefii.ie to Discuss Condition. Naples. February s.?David Lloyd George, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his friends refuse to discuss the condition of his health, merely saying that he is. taking a much Heeded rest. Reports are In cir? culation, however, to the effect Hint the chancellor is suffering from ner? vous prostration, and that his condi? tion Is not improving, which might eventually force him ' to resign his portfolio. Mnrkham Made President. Savannah. G-a.. February S?Charles H Markh.un. of Chicago, president of the Illinois Central Railway, to-day was elected president of the Central of Georgia Railway and of the Ocean Steamship Company, succeeding .1. F. Hanson. deceased Mr. Mtrkham's election means tho removal of tlw of? fice of the two Georgia corporations to Chicugo. PRICE TOO GREAT FORSOOTH TO PAY Unwilling toAccept Fed? eral Control Overstate Elections. WOULD PREFER DEFEAT OF BILL Percy Declares That Measure Providing Popular Election of Senators Had Better Be Voted Dov/n Than Accept the Obnoxious Suther? land Amendment. Washington, D. C February S.?Tht South would prefer the defeat of tho resolution calling for the election ol the United States Senators by d'rect vote of the people to Its passage. >tf amended as Senator Sutherland, ot? Utah, has proposed, so as to place con? trol of such elections In the hands of Congress. Ho declared Senator Percy, of Mississippi. In a speech tb;day. Mr. Percy4 addressed himself exclu? sively to the consideration of the Suth? erland amendment, lie contended that In the provls'on of the Constitution glvlhg Congress supervision over tho election of Senators tiie powjr of con? trol is only formal. It coul'l extend only to Legislatures, and not tc tho ordinary voter exercising his right of franchise In case of popular elecUoh of Senators. As It now stands. It is an emergency power, to be >:std by Congress only In case of the failure of a [legislature to act. "Yet," said ihe Mississippi Senator, "by the alchemy of senatorial IohIc, It has been transmuted liito one of tha chief bulwarks of the government." The acceptance of tin? Sutherland amendment would give the national government a vital control over the electors, and might be sr. employed as to result in the appointment of super? visors of elections, ?vhich would ho most objectionable, the Senator main? tained. He declared that never, ex? cept during toe twenty-four years from 1S70 to ist?;, when el-iction laws wer?; resorted to tJ protiJt th" nngra vote In the Southern SR-.tes. had tho national power of supervision been in? voked In the. ma'.^r of the election of members of the House of Ropro:,en tati ves. "And." lie added, 'never In all that time was there a day when the general welfare wo.ill not have been promoted by striking those laws front tho stat? utes."' Prosperity for Hoth. Referring to the effort of twenty years ago to pass the force* .jill, Mr. Percy declared that legislation along tho lines then contemplated would have* resulted In chaos, whet eas with tha Southern States left t> their -own de? vices of government, there had been continued prosperity for both whites and blacks. "I believe,'' h>; -,.!.!. "that those darlc nays have gone m-v^ to return, and jet we llnd ?v.i?\Mnt tor apprehension in the threat oi the Senator from New York (Mr. Depaw) tha: Seniors vot-i lr.g for the resolut!yn would feel the result of the negro vote In the doutt r?i States. it IndtcMos n desire to curry favor wit.i that vole, and It may afford a sufficient Incentive to attempt to control elections; ' While, however, ho considered that the day was far dUtaot wb.-n .try po? litical party would tinder take to enact Federal laws for the control 01 State elections, nevertheless ' t was felt thac too much caution could not be exer? cised. Taking up the Sutherland amendment. Mr. Percy said: "Tho extension of the Federal power as contemplated by the Sutherland amendment Is a price greater than tho South Is willing to pay for the right of electing Senators by direct vote." The audition of the amendment, therefore, would inevitably result hi the defeat of the resolution. In conclusion. Mr. Percy declared that the South recognized the futility of any attempt, to repeal the fifteenth, amendment to the Constitution, and saici that such a course would never be un? dertaken by that section of tiie coun? try. "Rchelltnu" Slrleken Out. Washington. 1 >. ?'., February S.?* Haying succeeded last week in strik? ing the word.-! "War vf the Rebellion" from one section of the Moon bill for the codification of laws relating to tiie judiciary and substituting tha words ?'Civil War." Southern members bers of the House of Representatives amplified that work to-day by striking out tiie objectionable word "rebellion" in several other chapters and chang? ing; the language either to "Civil War" or to "tin. forces and government of? <he Confederate States." as proper reading of the measure required. The Southern member, also assisted Representative Sutler. of Pennsyl? vania, in securing an amendment to the bill by Striking out the provision thai "voluntary resilience of any such person in any place where, at any tlmo ? luring such residence-, the rebel forco 6r organization held sway, shall bo prlma facie? evidence that such person did give aid and comfort t'> salt! re? bellion und to the person- engaged t herein." This provision occurred in the chap tors relating to rules <?f evidence be? fore the court of claims. These rules require that persons prosecuting claims growing out of tho Civil War shall prove their loyalty to the Union, and thai they gave no aid or comfort to the Confederate forces. Mr Butler stated that there wer a many Quaker families and others who resided in Southeastern Pennsylvania at tiie time when the Confederate' forces maintained headquarters near Gettysburg. They objected to the lan? guage In the law. which made it ap? pear tliat they were disloyal to tho Union simply because their place of residence came within the war zone. Amendment Adopted. Representative Ollle .lames, of Ken? tucky, seconded Mr. Butler's amend? ment In a five-minute speech, which called out applause On a yea and nay vote the amendment was adopted 1^5 to "n. Ti?e House also adopted, after a, spirited light, an amendment offered by Mr. Bartlett. of Georgia, removing the bar of tin- statute of limitations from claims made against the'govern? ment for reimbursement for property taken under the abandoned property, act of 1S0;>. Most of these claims ar#