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Norris Will Plead for
This Part of Agree?
In No Other Manner Can Great
Industry Be Protected From
Diversion to Canada?This
Congress Must Act or
Extra Session Is
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
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
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
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.).
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
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.
'?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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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*
Insurgentsand Regulars
Are as Determined
as Ever.
As Result, Talk of Compromise
Candidate Looms Large, and
Name of Alton B. Parker
Leads All the Rest.
Dix Said to Favor
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?
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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?
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.
Many Arc Executed Summarily
on the Orders of President
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
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.
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.
Famous "Sugar Trust" Missive
Comes Up for More
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?
Checks for $?_'"?? and $2U> drawn by
two magazines to RUej ami Indorsed
by him were shown.
The case was adjourned until to?
lie nnd III? Friend* ttefii.ie to Discuss
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
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.
Unwilling toAccept Fed?
eral Control Overstate
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?
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?
"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#

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