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THTG TIMES FOUNDED 1X90. UtttAti-, ?t,-,..^... ' ?
ttodirpatch founded in mo. WHOLE NUMBER 18:531
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Branch Offers to Give
GityFree Bath House
in West End.
Aldermen Concur in Pollock
Resolution to Change Form of
Government and in Measure
to Make Beck Boss of City
Hall Janitors?Other
Defeat for the music In parks ap?
propriation, a proposition from .John I'.
Branch to present the div a new pub?
lic bath building In the western part
of the city, and the refusal of the
Hoard of Police Commissioners to ap
Srove the retirement of Policeman W.
. Perklnson on full pay. were features
of the meeting of the Board of Alder?
men lust night.
The meeting Immediately followed a
joint session of Iho two branches of
Council at which by a close ballut
former Alderman John Mann, ,lr.. was
elected to the Board of Fire Com?
missioners from Marshall Ward over
Joseph 12. Sorg.
Among the Important ordinances
concurred in by the Aldermen, and"
which now so to the Mayor for ap?
proval, arc the Pollock resolution for
appointment of a special committee
en changes in the method? of city gov?
ernment; an Increase ot the police
force of thirty men, and a resolution
j'.'.icir.j; all janitors of the City Hail
directly under the Building Inspector
as custodian without the right of ap?
peal to the Grounds and Buildings.
Mr. II much'*. Oiler.
The offer o: Mr. Branch, made in a
letter to Mayor ilichardson, was trans?
mitted to the Council in a special mes?
sage. The Mayor stated that Mr.
Branch expended about $30,000 in
erecting and equipping a bathhouse at
Eighteenth and Broad Streets, which
he deeded to the city. The baths are
increasing in popularity and useful?
ness and the Mayor recommended the
acceptance of the offer on the terms
as heretofore, the city tu maintain the
baths through a special board of trus?
tees, Mr. Brauch'? letter stu ted thut
the present public baths had been
opened February 4, 1&05P, that the re?
turn, hhowod during the first year 41.
l<??; baths, und during the second year
?10,210 baths, an increase of D.074. Mr.
Branch said thai, feeling assured of
the success of tlie undertaking, he
would now offer to erect in the west?
ern part of the city another bath?
house ori the tame terms and condi?
tions as heretofore. The communica?
tions were referred to the Committee
on Finance.
.\o Music In Park*.
From the Common Council came ov?i
for concurrence a resolution directing
the Committee on Finance to include
in the annual budget an Item of $4,000
for muslc^in the parks, the plan being
to engage a band of twenty-five musi?
cians for ten weeks in the summer.
Mr. Gunst moved to table until the
budget was presented, preferring to
wall and see whether the Finance
Committee had been able to provide
lor more, urgent necessities.
"Let's kill it right here," said Col?
onel Grundy, "The City Attorney has
ruled that it is out of the power of
the Council to appropriate money for
any such purpose, and it is against
good, sound public policy besides. It
is an antiquated amusement. If we
would put it to the vote the people
generally would rather have free base?
ball games, and it would be just as
legal for this Council to appropriate
money for that purpose."
Lean Mudi .Not .More Music. /
Mr- Don Leavy ssaiU he had formerly
teen an advocate of music, but. lie
was now opposed to any unnecessary
appropriation for a luxury until the
city streets are made passable. He
drew a vivid picture of some, of the
fctreets in Clay Ward, and said that
the appropriation to that ward lor
streets? was far too small. Mr. Hobson
favored the music. He thought the
people even in Clay Ward were de?
manding it. More people had come to
him urging it. he said, than for any
proposition save for smooth paving.
Mr. Don Leavy said his ward has sev?
eral parks, but. the people had to wade
through mud to get to them. Mr. Pow?
ers came, to the defense of the Item,
expressing surpriso that the question
of legality had been raised, when the
?ame reason would apply to appropria?
tions for entertainment of the Presi?
dent and for aid / to conventions. 'He
thought it was no more illegal than
What the Council is doing right along.
Air. Don Loavy persisted that his peo?
ple would rather have the money
spent In cinders spread along side?
walks and crossings.
How They Voted.
The roll call stood 12 to 11, as fol?
Ayes?Messrs. Atkinson, Bennett,
lilt ley. Donahoc, Hobson, Kain, Melton,
Moore, Nelson, Patram, Powers and
Noes.?Messrs: Adams, Butler, Co
Ytrardln, Don Leavy, Oilman. Grimes,
Grundy, Gunst, Mitchell, Moncure and
Mr. Powers changed from aye to no,
fleeing that, the measure had failed
?f two-thirds, and moved to recon?
sider in order to table.
"Let's kill It right here," said Mr.
Grimes. "It is a shame to waste money
this way when the streets and parks
ere in the condition they are. Marshall
"Ward has been trying for thirty-five
years to got money to finish Llbby
Hill. It would only take $2,000 to
finish off that unsightly old hillside
now viewed by every one coming to
end from the boat landings."
Mr. Powers thought courtesy to his
side demanded a reconsideration, but
the Board didn't see it that way. the
motion to reconsider receiving exact?
ly the same vote, II' to 11, and was de?
clared lost, not having two-thirds,
(Continued on Second PagelJ
IVrlodlrni I'libllKhern' AitSoClatlnri An- j
mvrm Oftblnl'is Statement.
Washington. D. C. February l I.'?-The
reply of tho Periodical Publishers' As?
sociation to the Statement which Post-|
m'ust?r-Genorul Hitchcock Issued last i
night In support <>f his proposal to In- j
crease tb<; rate of' postage on the ad?
vertising portions 01 large magazines
was made, to-night. In the form of a
statement Issued here by tho postal
committee of tho publishers' associa?
"Mr. Hitchcock entirely Ignores." the
committee says, "the fact that second j
class mail Is the chief producer of the ?
llrst class postage that finally saves
tlie face pt tlie posi-oMb'e balance!
sheet. The publishers show advertise?
ments on which the Posl-Olilcu Depart?
ment had made 14 1 percent, profit from
carrying magazine advertisements.
"So Mr. Ultchcock goes to the maga?
zines constituting, as ho raj .", only one
fifth of th<- second class, mull, and. ow- ?
lug tf> their suimII number of pieces to
the pound, much th<- h-ast cbslly class'
to tlie poHt-ofllce. Insisting thai they
pay the whole- deficit. Tue Injustice
ii aggravated by the fad that it Is
peculiarly the magazine national mail
ord r advertising thai saves tlie post
oitice balance sheet by originating first
class postage.
"Mr. Hitchcock instances one uiaga-T
zine--perhaps 111?r most profitable j,e- !
rlodleal in the country?to show that
this periodical s recent Increase in ad- j
vcrtlslng rate resulted n, ? profit of
$917,106 or enough to pay its postage i
bill. Tho absurdity of this sort of long [
distance accounting i*- obvious, when it i
is explained that the American mag?
azines cost to edit, manufacture, de- {
liver and administer nearly twice as
much as the publishers net from sub- |
script ions. The difference made n'p
from advertising is given to tlie sub- i
scrlber in his opportunity to purchase !
a much better article than his sub-j
scrip tlon price atone will produce."
President Taft emphasized to the
visitors to-day his own posi?
tion in favor of the magazine postage
Increase, and declared with, much posi
livoness that if the increase i- not
ipado by the present Congress, he would
continue to recommend such action as
long as he continued as President of
the United States. He took occasion
to deny published statements that ho
w - opposed to magazines, either be?
cause of the so-called "'muck-raking"
propensities of sonn . or because of
attacks mod'' on him. upon the Repub?
lican party or upon anybody eis,-. Ills
sole object, according to his own
declaration to-day. in favoring the in?
crease of tho rates in question, was his
desire to save the PosfrOmce Depart?
ment from being run a>> a losing propo?
Rlvnl Interest* NcokliiK to Knrrr Ills
Kctlrrmmt from Missouri Pacific;
New York, r ebruarv lb?The an?
nouncement in .St. Lotils that attorneys
representing Standard Oil interests and
Kuhn, Lbeb & Company were seeking
proxies from shareholders with a view
to ousting George Gould from the
presidency of the Missouri PaciJh: sys?
tem at the annual meeting a month
from to-day was supported by the per?
sonal solicitation of proxies among
shareholders in Wall Street to-day. On
the Stock Exchange there was. some
strengthening of the Could stocks fcd -
loxvlng the reports, and more than
10,000 shares changed hands.
The possibility of George Gould's
retirement from actlv.- management of
tiie so-called Gould properties was ru?
mored here several weeks ago. but met
prompt denials. The denials ar.? taken
at least to Indicate a fight against the
e/fort to oust him, unless an attrac?
tive price is offered for stock which
the Gould family holds.
The Missouri Pacific is one of the
most Important-of the properties left
by Jay Gould to his family, and II was
a principal link in a scheme of a trans?
continental railroad, which the Gould
interests once planned.
IHibllc Will He Ghcu Opportunity (o
View Ilcnialnn of Archbishop Ryan;
Philadelphia, Pa.. Pebruary 14.?it
was announced to-day that the body
of Archbishop Ryan will lie In state !
to-morrow afternoon in the Cathedra;
and that the big church will be kept
open all of to-morrow night to permit
any one who so desires tp view tho
It was also announced that the or?
phans of the various Catholic homes
wili be the first to view the body, and
they will be followed by the Catholic
school children. The general public
will then be permitted to enter the
Cathedral. A detail of 500 policemen
will be stationed near the Cathedral
from noon to-morrow until after tlie
funeral Thursday. Admittance to the
Cathedral Thursday will be by card
Contained Check? ntid Hank Paper??
Amounting to 9000,000.
Atlanta. Ga.. February 11.?Two mail
pouches, known to have contained
checks and other valuable bank pa?
pers amounting to about 1500,000, much
of which was negotiable, have been
stolen at Thalman, Ga.. near Bruns?
wick, on the Atlanta. Birmingham und
Atlantic Railroad. The thefts oc?
curred on the nights of January 1!>
and 21. No clues to the. identity of
tho thieves have been obtained.
The pouches were being sent from
Brunswick and were dropped at Thai
man by the Atlanta. Birmingham and
Atlanta road to be picked up there by
{he Seaboard Air Line. In the inter?
val between traina the sacks disap?
Confidential Friend of Grlscorns Lfares
For .\ot York.
Atlantic City. N. J.. Pebruary 14?
3 K. Turner, confidential friend of the
Ortscoms, left the Chalfonte Hotel this
afternoon for New York. It is believed
here he is to see the Arnolds, or to
convey a communication from Grlscom.
Jr., to the person to whom the per?
sonal printed in a Now York nowspapor
on Saturday was directed.
This was the day named as the date
when whoever the item was intended
for would "hear" from "Junior."
Rumors that the younger Griscom
had been prevented from leaving the
hotel by detectives were, denied by at?
taches, and nlso the proprietor of the
hotel. The Griscoms remain secluded.
Xrllher Murphy Nor s lire tum In Al?
bany?Statement by Dlx.
Albany, N. *V., February 14.?Charles
P. Murphy, the. Tammany leader, did
not come up from New York to-night,
and Witli William P. Shcohan In Buffalo,
there were few developments in tho
senatorial situation here. Many legis?
lators continue to express the opinion
that nothing save, the withdrawn! of
Mr. Shcohani' will break the deadlock.
Governor Dlx to:night denied that
ho had tried to Influence Assemblyman
Friedman or any other legislator in the
senatorial contest. To-day's ballot
showed no material change in the dead?
Examiners Find Extray-j
agance in Sovereign
Enormous Mileage Allowances
Related in Official Report,
Pointed Out That Remedy
Is in Publicity and Demand
for Reform?Big Mem?
bership in Virginia.
Extravagance on the part, or the
members of the Sovereign Camp, enor?
mous per diem and mileage allow
anees, high cost of new business and
lack of Competition in the contracts
for printing and supplies, are among
the allegations against the Sovereign
Camp of Woodmen of the World, made
by a committee of examination. The
report was died yesterday with the
Virginia Bureau of Insurance.
While the statement made by the
oiricial examiner? will not be at all
pleasant reading to the 5,456 members
in this State, there is no immediate oc?
casion for alarm. In fact, with these
members themselves rests the oppor?
tunity fur reform in the management
of affair:*. Publicity is advocated by
the examiners, so '.hat a repetition of
undesirable conditions may be avoided.
III? Organization.
The Sovereign (.'amp of Woodmen of
the World is believed to be the sec?
ond largest fraternal benellciary or?
ganization In existence. It has a good
surplus sO far, pays its claims prompt?
ly, and shows a spirit of square deal
lug, nccorditm to the report. It seems
however, that a raise of rates in the
future Is Inevitable. While this subjue.t
Is not specifically treated at this time,
an Insurance authority says that Its
method of creating a reserve is noi
.sound according to acturla! standards
while it is solvent under the laws ol
th.e Stale because it has the power to
make unlimited assessments.
These examinations are now made
jointly by agreement between State
Commissioners of Insurance. In this
instance, the States of Minnesota. South
Carolina and Nebraska joined in mak?
ing the invo.-tigatlon ana report,
"ro.xtravujiiinec nt Zenith."'
It appears that the Sovereign Camp
meetings of the order have cost as
high as $3S,529.7S. Its members have
supreme power and could vote them?
selves any amount of per diem and
mileage. The ??extravagance reached
its zenith." according to the report, at
the meeting In Norfolk in 1970. The
members of the Sovereign Camp voted
themselves $15 per day each, and in
addition 10 cents per mile. In addi?
tion, they took SIS per day for travel.
The body was in session ten days, ac- !
eording to the record, yet the rulers 1
paid themselves twelve days' per diem,
and in addition took travel pay, near?
ly all for six, seven or eight days, and j
some nine, ten, twelve and fourteen
days Most of them turned In an ac?
count of 1,000 to 1.500 miles traveled,
and seven turned in more than 2,000
The examiners secured a calculation
from a railroad man as to the time
used in travel from certain points. It j
was learned that while the railroad j
time from Port Worth to Norfolk is
tlfty-seven hours and fifteen minutes, j
a delegate from Port Worth was al- ]
lowed eight days' pay for travel alone, j
From San Antonio the time is fifty- .
two hours,' yet here ten days was el- !
iowed and paid for. From St. Louis
the distance is thirty-one hours, and
the man got eight days.
Traveled nt Home.
When the body met In Detroit one
man who lived "right in the city got
two days' pay for travel. From Cedar .
Rapids to Detroit, twelve hours: is con- j
sinned in travel, yet a delegate was
paid for four days for t|iis purpose, i
However, the order became at least i
partially aroused to the condition of
affairs, since twelve of the twenty-one :
"head camps" asked for a reduction, j
making the time of meetings limited to j
one week, and limiting the per diem to
Jin. The latter has been adopted.
At the Norfolk meeting the sovereign '
commander received a total of $49,6.30,
although he was getting a salary of]
$10,000 a year from the order. The i
sovereign clerk was paid $436.30 for his
per diem and expenr.es. in addition to I
his animal salary of $7,000; the sov-'
ereign adviser $4 5?.6?, with a salary of!
$5,000, and the sovereign banker got !
$459.60 in addition to his salary of'
$3,500. '
Three Millions Paid.
The Woodmen of the Wor'd do an
enormous business, having paid out $3.
309,973.97 In death claim? during the
past fiscal year. The cost, of new mem?
bers Is very high, but the examiners
were not prepared to say there was ex?
travagance' here.
The cost of printing and lodge sup?
plies, says the report, is exorbitant. It
amounted to SI 39.9 OS. 19 in one year.
Most of this is done by A. 1. Root,
operating as the Beacon Press. ? of
Omaha. It is not stated whether or
not he is a relative of Joseph C. Boot,
the sovereign commander. The latter
has a ritual copyrighted, and the report
recommends that this be turned over
in the name, of the order.
Tlie book value of certain pieces of
property owned are loo high, say the
examiners. Further, they remark that
the advertising matter does not state
the whole truth regarding old ago dis?
ability benefits.
Clinncellor liny Lectures I'nlvcrsK.v
stintenth on I'nc of Tobacco.
Syracuse, N. Y.. February I I.?Chan?
cellor .lames It. Day. strongly lectured
the male students of Syracuse Univer?
sity to-day on the use of tobacco. 11?
said the rule against students smoking
dn the campus would bo strictly en?
"I don't understand the. use of to?
bacco." the chancellor said. "They
used to roll up sugar In cloth and give
it to babies, and now the young men
In college roll tobacco In paper, to
calm their nerves. The use of tobacco
by young men Is physically harmful, j
will stand for the little love sieknessos
of the students, but smoking \ will not
stand for."
Enters City at Head of j
One Thousand Fed?
eral Troops.
Trip of Twelve Days Made With?
out Firing a Shot or Sighting
Are Downhearted and
Admit Nothing Has
Been Accomplished.
Paso, Tex., February 14.?Amid
the wildest cheering and cries of "Viva
Diaz, viva Navarro," General Navarro,
at the head of 1,000 federal troops
from Chlhauhau, entered Juarez, this
The entire trip, consuming twelve
days, was made by train without the
firing of a shot or sighting tin revolu?
Navarro, during the trip was com?
pelled to repair twenty-five bridges
and culverts, which had been blown I
up by the Insurrectos.
The arrival marks th" end of the
Juarez campaign. Orozco and the oth?
er rebel chiefs an- scattered and south
of here.
An hour after the arrPsil. General
Navarro was escorted to the mist dins
house, where the Taft and Diaz meet?
ing occurred.' , Here >-.,. received mem?
bers of Colonel Rabago's staff, and
citizens generally, among them a num?
ber of women.
Ilrportf* in Din's.;
General Navarro appeared rugged
and hearty. Ills first ollicial act was
to write a telegram to President Dia/.,
reporting his entrance into Juarez.
Two hundred insurrectos to-day
were at Guadeloupe, tue new provis?
ional capital. Orozco was at Samn
layuaca this afternoon, hut he had de?
camped before Navarro arrived.
The insurrectos are downhearted to- j
?bight. Orozco. has accomplished noth?
ing since the insurrection began three i
months ago, save to depress business
The Juarez campaign has been a mis- |
c t able fiasco. Kyen the leader.- of the j
Fl Passo junta admit this.
It is now believed that Orozco must
retreat to Casas Graricles. It is said i
that be ranno<, e\ en threaten the city
of Chihuahua, for there if, a garri- j
of i.OO? troops defending the place. j
May Establish ObHffntory Military Ser?
vice In Mexico.
Paris, February 11.?Gen. Barnardo
Reyes has completed the first part of
his military mission from President
Diaz, of Mexico, and to-day he gave
an outline of his conclusions. They
had to do with the establishment of
obligatory military service in Mexico.
The general said that his ideal was a
powerful army based upon his sugges?
tions and that would make possible a
grand homogeneous republic freed of
revolution and anarchy.
In connection with ills mission the
Mexican soldier has said before that
he loft Mexico more than a year ago
for the expressed purpose of prevent?
ing the use of his name as a slogan
for revolution. Me said to-day that he
had no idea of returning home now, as
hi? doing so might he interpreted as
a desire on his part to profit politically
by the present political chaos in Mexi?
He wee. however, he said, greatly
disturbed by the persistency of the re?
volution and the great loss of life.
Nevertheless he expressed eonfidence
that the government would be victori?
ous in the end. 'He added:
"The mountainous regions in the
north of Mexico are practically im?
pregnable retreats for revolutionists.
1 believe- one of the surest means of
ending the rebellion -would be. for the
United States to insist upon stricter
neutrality by throwing up troops, on
the frontier and so preventing insur?
gent bands taking refuge. In Texas,
when pursued b\ the Federal forces.
Wants l\ -??. to Profoct Frontier.
"I realize that this Is an ennrnions
task, but ii mus* he remembered
than ail unprotected American frontier
is a great formenter of revolt."
General Reyes said that he would 're?
main indefinitely in Paris to complete
bis mission. On the matter of obliga?
tory military service- he said that in
his forthcoming report to Preslderil
Diaz he would recommend obligatory
service for two years, with no possi?
bility for the richer classes to hire
substituter, as has been the practice
in Spain.
The greatest difficulty, he had found,
was the refusal of the educated and
more prosperous classes to mingle with
the poorer.
To meet this situation, the general
will propose three divisions for the
army. The first division will he re?
cruited from a military academy de.
signed for the sons of wealthy par?
ents. The second will come from a
school especially organized for the
middle classes, and the third division
wlil provide a general barracks for
the masses.
The first ami second groups, which
will support their own establishments
will spend four years as reservists. The
third will serve eight years in this
capa city.
will support their own establishments,
To t hc Stcol CnirN.
Mexico City, February II.?-Military
trains modeled after those employed
by the Russians in the campaign
against Japan are being prepared for
use< against the rebels in Chihuahua.
Four < ttrs lined with tempered steel,
and containing seventy-two loopholes,
sonie of which will accommodate
mountain cannon, are about to be put
in commission.
J A tel. gram from General I.uqilC,
from OJInagM, recently staled that a
detachment of his forces had been sent
to attack a formidable group of rebels
who were again menacingCoyaine, fifty
1 (Continued on Second Page.)
Friends of Direct Elec?
tion to Ask for Con?
tinuous Session.
! Popular Electionists Express
Confidence in Success.. Renewed
Hope Being Due to Canvass
of Minority Side?Heyburn
Will Press Opposition
to Limit.
Washington, D. C., Fobruary 14.?As
tin- result of many conferences in
clouk rooms and out-of-the-way cor?
ners of the Capitol, the especial friends
of the resolution looking to the elec?
tion of Senators by a direct vote of
the people to-day determined upon a
derided move forward in its interest.
Senator Borah voiced that purpose In
i a formal notice that on next Thurs
| day he would ask the Senate to sit
j until a vote should be reached.
If tills purpose is persisted in it
: will mean that Thursday's session
will he extended into and, if necessary,
I through the night. The popula.- elec
j tionists express more confidence In
success than they have manifested foi
some time. This renewed hope is due
to a canvass of the Democratic side
of the Senate, which convinces them
that even witlt tho Sutherland amend?
ment incorporated some Democratic
votes will still be assured.
Federal Control.
That amendment provides for ulti?
mate Federal control of senatorial
elections in case Congress should tie
cide such control to lie desirable.
Senator Borah's colleague, Senator
Melhurn, made it evident to-day thai
he u in press his opposition to the ut?
termost. Before giving his notice of
a continuous session. Mr. Borah sought
to obtain unanimous consent for a day
for a vote. Mr. Heyburn was tne only
Senator to oppose that course. His
manner was very emphatic, rendering
evident the fact that he and his col?
league will be arrayed directly against
ouch other in the promised conflict
Senate "Will Later Fix liny to Consid?
er I.orimer Cnnc.
Washington, D. C, February l-i.?An
effort to fix a day for a vote in tlje
Senate on the Lorimer case was maoc
to-day, but once more it failed. Assur
ance was given, however, that ulti?
mately there would be a vote permit?
loon the conclusion of Senator
Bailey's speech in defense of Mr. Lori?
mer. which lie had resumed after hav?
ing talked three hours yesterday, Mr
Beverldge tried to obtain unanimous
consent to tlx a date for the vote. Ob?
jection was forthcoming at once from
Mr. Burrows, chairman of the Commit?
tee \pn Privileges and Rlections. which
lias presented the report in favor of
Mr. Lorimer after its Investigation of
Iiis election by the Illinois Leg'slature.
Tempering his objection with some
measure of balm for the opponents
of the- Illinois Senator, Mr. Burrows
c-Hid t |f "Id he
vote. This was taken to mean that
later In the session friends of Mr.
v mi -' hi
face a vote with less danger to him
than now.
Mr. Bailey soon entered upon sensa?
tional grounds by practically charg?
ing forgery against the. Illinois State
Bank of Chicago, in which he said
Governor Den ecu is interested.
The Texas Senator returned to tne
consideration of his charge that tho
bank deposit slip, evidencing State.
Senator's Holstlaw's deposit in the
State Bank of Chicago, had been a
forgery. Ho referred to tlie tact, that
yesterday, Senator Cummins had
sought to introduce the original slip,
which it was claimed had been made
out by Chief Clerk Newton, of the
bank- ,. .
Mr cummins. Mr. Bailey Paid, had
permitted him to take the paper, and
ad.le.j that his examination of ii had
ohlv had the effect of confirming his
theory that the slip had been a forg
erv "He was sure that the handwrit?
ing shown in Newton'- signature was
not. th' same ns that on the slip.
What lie admitted was a delicate
branch of his investigation was then
[entered upon by Mr. Bailey, repress?
ing surprise that the slip only, and
' not the books of the hank, had been
introduced in the testimony, the Sena?
tor said that the slip was the only
' paper on tlie hank's files that could I
have been forged. He appreciated, lie i
said, the seriousness of such a charge j
as tliif. but he seemed to find a pos?
sible explanation in Governor Denoen's
connection with the bank.
"His friends, control the institution,
or at least he Is a stockholder in it,"
ho said.
President Decline* to Reinstate Former |
West Point CndetH.
Washington. February 1-1.?President
Taft to-day sent to Congress a mes- I
sage vetoing a joint resolution author- |
Ising him to reinstate nine former ca- ]
dots of tho West Point Military Acad?
emy, who were discharged upon con?
viction of having violated tho law pro?
hibiting hazing.
The cadets affected are William T.
ttossell, Harry G. Weaver, .lohn H.
Hooker, Albert k. Crane. Richard W.
Hooker, Jacob S. Fort nor, Cordon Lo
fobvre, Chauncoy c. Doyore and Pari
W, Dun more. They were dismissed
from the ucademy oh the charge of
hazing' under tho old law permitting
no alternative for dismissal when found
guilty of this offense.
Since their dismissal n law has been
passed granting a trial, and tho obr
jecl Of the bill was to give these young
men the benefit of tills privilege.
In his message of disapproval Presi?
dent Taft gives his reasons as follows:
"These cadets received a fair and
impartial trial in accordance with law
as it existed at the time of their trial,
ami were punished by dismissal. Their
connection with the Military Academy
hay boon entirely severed and they
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l'jirWi SiifTrrliic DcprlvgMnn? ;i? I'ro
teal Against l*rlteJit> TrniiNfer.
Tsaritsyn, <iovirntii"nt of Saratov.
Russia, February 14.?Fanatical scones
are witnessed here, where the whole
Greek Catholic parish Is suffering self,
imposed deprivations in protest against
the transfer to another parish of the
priest. tlctiodorus, the reactionary
Recently the holy synod nnnonnced
the transfer of the priest from Tsarit?
syn to the diocese of Tula. The an?
nouncement threw the parishioners
into a religious frenzy, and. with tlcil?
odorus, they took a solemn vow not
to sleep; eat or drink until the order
of the holy synod had been rescinded.
Thousands of persons aro cooped up
In the church, where a uervlce with
lighted candles continues uninterrupt?
edly day and night. Many of the wor?
shipers are on the point of suffoca?
tion, and the suiYoring of all is dis?
tressing to witness.
Hellodorus Is a remarkable ohltrac
tor In Uo>7 he was credited with lead
Ing tho "black hundreds." the lower
stratum of the reactionary forces, In
Voronezch province. lie is bitterly
anti-Semitic, anil patriotic to a de?
gree that has been described as in?
sanity, lie is not only followed blind?
ly by those among whom he ministers,
but frequently u"p been tho recipient
of marks of favor from Kmporor
Subject OlrtcuHKCd at Scswlou ?f I'an
Amcrtcnn Commercial Congress.
Washington. L). C, February 14.?
Practical information that, is calcu?
lated to be Instrumental in extending
the trade of the United States with
every country of the Western Item's- |
pherc was exchanged at to-day's ses- ,
sion of the Pan-American Commercial
Conference, by the diplomatic repre?
sentatives of Central and South Ameri?
ca, United States consuls and hundreds
of American business men.
Scores of Inquiries, pertinent to tho
sidling methods and local trade con?
ditions of various countries, were an?
swered by experts attached to the Pan
American union, and suggestions for
trade development likewise were made
to the many representatives of large
American manufacturing houses.
Among the speeches made by mem?
bers of the Latin-American diplomatic
corps, significant interest was derived
from the address of Senor Felip Pardo,
the Peruvian minister lb the United
States, who declared that reciprocity I
with South American countries would j
be timely now. and could be accom?
plished by balancing the admission of I
agricultural and mineral products from ]
South America Into tho United States
with lower tariffs on the. entry of !
American manufactures into South I
American republics.
Morr Than 1,000 Dentin? In Province, of
Shantung Caused by JJlhcune.
Washington. D. C, February 14.?
Plague has caused a total of 300 deaths
at Chefoo, China, and over 1,000 deaths
in the province of Shantung, In which
Chefoo is situated, according to a ca?
blegram received by the Stute De?
partment to-day from American con?
sul at Chefoo.
Chefoo, February 14.?The Presby?
terian mission bore is cut off from out?
side points, as it is in the centre of the
plague district, which has been Iso?
lated. The disease has not penetrated
the mission compound.
Harbin. February 14. ? Freight cars,
which had been sidetracked here, aro
serving as segregation prisons for
those who have been contaminated
with the plague. These Include whole
detachments of soldiers.
The epidemic Is extending here, and
is increasing elsewhere throughout
Northern Manchuria.
fii'nn of Mrs. 13d dy to Have Former
Navy Secretary Represent Them.
Washington, D. C, February 14.?
John 1?. Long, former Secretary of tho
Navy, has been retained In addition to
other counsel by the sons of Mrs, Mary
Baker Eddy in the two suits pending
in New Hampshire against the. execu?
tor of Mrs. Eddy's will. Henry M. Ba?
ker, and the directors of the Chris?
tian Science Church in Boston, to test
the legality of Mrs. Eddy's will of Sep?
tember 13. 1901. By this will Mrs. Ed
dy pave all her property, amounting
to about $2,000,000, to the one Church
In Boston, contrary to the limitations
of the Massachusetts and New Hamp?
shire statutes.
Mr. Long has been retained for the
sons. George W. Glover and Dr. 13, J.
Foster, as counsel principally to pre?
sent to the courts tho view that the
distinction between church, religion
and charity is fundamental and irre?
Tnft Cominent? on Ills Declaration in
Favor of World-Wide Rcelproclty.
Washington. D. C., February 14.?
President Taft commented to-day on
the declaration which he made yes?
terday In his address at the Pan
American Commercial Conference to
tho effect that ho was in favor of reel
procity with the whole world. He ex.
plained that his statement had been In
the abstract, and that he had not said
be was In favor at this time of secur?
ing reciprocity agreements with any
v nun try other than Canada. He made
it plain, however, that he would at any
time approve of such a pact with any
other country where the condltins were
favorable, where the United States
would be the gainer, and not a loser,
thereby. The President defined him?
self to-day as a protectionist. In favor
of the right and necessary protection,
hut opposed to protection where there
Is no need therefor.
Lord and Lady lleeies Leave Jekyl
Island for the Metropolis.
Brunswick. On.. February 1 I.? Lord
Denies, accompanied by his bride, for?
merly Miss Vivien Gould, who have
been spending a portion of tlieli
honeymoon at .lekyi island, at the villa
of Edwl.n Gould, uncle of the bride,
returned to-day to New York. Thi
couple will -all* from there he.vi Sat?
urday for Egypt; where the.x will re
main until the eoronntion of King
With Their Support
Agreement Is Ratified
by Big Majority.
McCall Bill Passes, 221 to 92.
at End of Long Debate, Which
Is Characterized by Marked
Bitterness?Fight Confined
Almost Entirely to Re?
publican Side.
Washington, O. C, February 14_
President TnfPa reciprocity agreement
with Cnnnnn wns ratified in the Hoaitq
of IteprcflcntattvcH to-nlcrht, through
tho (support of nn nlmowt solid
Democratic voto. The McCnll bill, car?
rying the agreement Into effect, vrn\
passed, SJ21 to ivi. A majority of th<
KepuhllciiMH prcscrtt^votcri ngnlnnt th?
measure, the division being 78 aye*
and S7 doch. The Democratic vote was
M? njrs and only C ime?. A mnjorlty
of the Republican lnnurKcnta present
voted for the bill.
The McCall hill now gop* to th?
Somite. AVhnt Its fnle will he la thn<
body 1M problematical at thl* time.
President Tnft believe* ihnt If a BH
hnMer can he avoided, mul n vot?
taken, the hill will pans. He Is In
Nlntent thnt the Senate ?hall net one
way or the other, and liax indicated
thnt he would enll an extra hchbIou oi
Congress If It doe* not do so.
Hitter Debute In House.
Tho passage of the bill In the House
came at the end of a long debate,
which at times was as hitter as bus
been heard on the floor of that cham?
ber In years. The tight was confined
almost wholly to the Republican side.
Democratic members Joined in fron?
time to time, nnd taunted the majortty
mcnibers for their lack of unity. The
Democratic leaders also put In the
claim that the reciprocity ngreement
was good Democratic, doctrine, and de?
clared they wore . clod to welcome
President. Taft and many of the House
Republicans into the Democratic fold
The suggestion came from the Repub?
lican side that .Mr. Taft and Champ
Clark might be rivals for the next
Democratic presidential nomination.
Mr. Clark claimed that in a contest of
tiiat sort he would win "hands down."
A final vote was reached to-night
only through tlie application of a
oloture rule, which shut off all amend?
ments, and even dispensed with the
reading of the bill. The Republicans
opposed to the bill fought the rule to
the very hist, denouncing it in caustic
language. They directed their tiro
especially against the Democrats, and
accused them, on the eve of going into
power In .the House, of enforcing a.
"gag ruh;" as drastic as any against
which they had so eloquently lnvelgh>
ed In tho past. The Democrats laugh?
ed loudly at this, and scemel thorough?
ly to enjoy the discomfiture of some of
their olil-time enemies.
ChamP Clark took Representative
Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, sharply to
task for complaining of the "unduo
haste" with which the House was act?
ing on the reciprocity measure. The
Speaker-to-be declared that the Demo?
crats had sat for years, bound and
gagged, while the gentlemen from
Pennsylvania and his associates had
brought in rule after rule and had
rushed legislation through without
giving an opportunity for amendment.
fjiider the oloture rule, which was
adopted by an overwhelming vote, the
only loophole left to Hie opponents
of the measure was a motion to re?
commit the bill to the committee of
the whole House, with instructions to
report certain amendments. When tne
time came to do this, half a dozen
members were clnmoring for recogni?
tion. Mr. Dalzell was recognized by
Speaker Cannon. He proposed that
meat und meat products, flour, prepar?
ed cereals, lumber and several other
articles be. put on the free list. Tha
Democrats were not shaken by this,
and tlie motion was lost, lit to 191,
Clot?rc Rule Agreed To.
The eloture rule had been agreed to
previously by a vote of 10S to 107. It
had been apparent for several days
that, the reciprocity measure would
have an overwhelming majority in
tiie House. This seemed to make its
opponents ail the more hitter. The
feeling displayed In the House to-day
was so intense at times that it sur?
prised members on both sides of tho
House. , '
Some of the Old Guard R*P?hlj
can leaders like Dalzell, of Pennsyl?
vania, and Fordhey, of Michigan,
veiled but thinly their pr-diettons that
tlie Republican party would be defeat?
ed by reason of what they character?
ized h departure from the principles
of protection and the espousal of free
trade Mr. Dalzell proposed to stand
where he had stood for forty yours,
and to "go down'1 with his party. Mr.
Fordhoy slid ho feared that Demo
crritio times were coming, and it made
him "sweat blood" to contemplate the
melancholy fact. The other speeches
from the Republican opposition were
in much the same vein.
Speaker Cannon took no part In Ino
debate either yesterday or to-day. He
was in the Chamber constantly, how?
ever :?iid followed the arguments on.
both shies With tho keenest Interest.
There was total applause and eheoring
In the House to-night when, on the
first recorded vote that was ordered.the
Speakoi called Representative OUle
.inmos, of Kentucky, one of the leader*
of tho Democratic side, to the chair.
Mr. James sat there all through tho
roll rail, Und when he announced the
vote Lie cheering was renewed. This
Is said to be the only time, a Democrat
has been called to preside over the
House since- tho Republicans gained
President Taft to-night gave .i din?
ner to >pe;ike.r Cannon, The meal was
delayed an hour while tne Hou?e was
votint? on reciprocity. It ia said the
"President s*nl word that he wo'al*

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