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House Members Fight
on Till 4 o'Clock Sun?
day Afternoon.
this morning!
Mann Wins His Filibuster and
Quits, but Others, Dissatisfied
With Present Shape oc. War
Claims Bill, Will Take It
Up Where He Left
Washington, L>. C, February 111.?A
truce, entered Into Abortiv before I
o'clock thin nftcruooti, brought the
long nlilMintcr In the House nguluiM the
ortinlhu? vtnr duImN bill temporarily tu
an end. The nK'vcmcnt to MUttpcnd
bontillllen ?nn rrnelied following nn
lnterinlnftlrtii of tbrce bourn devoted in
memorial nervier* rma euloglcn to the
late Senator '.ln>, of Georgia, and thn
Inic iteprmentntivc Urotvnlovr, of
Teunrrmcc. Tbc?c ?cr\leen, occurring
ut mlddny of Sunday, nccmcd lo put
the House combataiUi In n inoro pencr
nble frame of nilud. A reven* vn*
ordered until 10 A. 51. to-morrow, tvhcu
the flghtltiK will be resumed.
When '-the House convenes to-morrow,
tin effort will be made to adopt a rule
shutting off further delay. It will be
bitterly fought by a hew band of
filibusters, made up of former advo?
cates of the measure as It came from
the Senate. Representative Mann, of
Illinois, who conducted the original
filibuster, ended his fight when he suc?
ceeded in having the old French
spoliation and tin navy yard overtime
claims stricken out. Titla was accom?
plished when the House voted to Sub?
stitut*, a House bill for the Senate bill
The House bill carries only w;<r claims
which have hern adjudicated in the
Court of Claims.
I.one Hrptiltllc-ttn Support.
The Democrats, who were particu?
larly interested In the war claims af?
fecting Southern people, were opposed
to the spoliation claim" When they
?soted to strike out the latter, however,
they Iom the support of the Republi?
can members who favored the omnibus
Mil because it Included the Prien? h
rlalms. Realizing tJtat tho new House
tdjl probably has not the slightest
chance of passing the Senate, Mr.
Mann ceased his filibuster. It was im?
mediately taken up. however, V>y Rep
reseritalives t3ar.itder. of Massachusetts;
Rennet and Parsons, of New York,
und several New England members.
Tb? New Engl?nders declared that un?
less the bill contained the spoliation
claims it should not pass.
There was talk to-night that a gen?
eral rule will he adopted in the House
to-morrow, providing for the eon; ni?
tration of all bills during the remain?
der of the session under suspension of
the rules. This means that debate will I
be rut down almost to nothing, and
that nfaaurofi will be rushed through
as fast as possible. Thin action would
dispose effectually of the minors that
mmc of the House leaders were plait'
ring to bring about an extra session.
If an extra session is called, as now
seems probable, it I.- believed the
House will be in a position to throw
the entire blame for it oh the Senate.
.Yearly All Day.
The House remained In session nil
last night and until a few minutes be?
fore I o'clock this affrnoon. Prac?
tically nothing was accomplished dur?
ing the last twelve hour.- of lite sit?
ting, except the pronouncement of tho
eulogies, which were permitted by
unanimous- consent. The remainder of
the day was spent in u'uitirig foi a
quorum. Sergeahts-nt-ariris were sent
broadcast through the city at j o'clock
Ibis morning. Generally speaking,
they did not serve their warrants on
members until along toward S o'clock.
Even then there were no physical ar?
rests, the members being quite will?
ing to return. Half of the Democrats
had been sent home to sleep, so a.> to
relieve at noon their fatigued com?
rade2, who were "holding the fort.'.'
The. waits for a quorum were marked
by occasional disorder and confusion.
M?st Of the time, however, the House
was being entertained by humorous
speeches and song?.
Representative Edwards, of Georgia,
stirred the House shortly before noon
to-day by declaring that during the
height of th? debate last night "a lob?
byist" fo.- the French claims came
into the Speaker's lobby and to the
very border of the chamber In an
attempt to pas? some paper* '.?.? a
member of the House.
"That member." said Mr. Edwards,
"comes from New York-, and Is one
of the men now in charge of this fill
buster. I demand to know what the
connection Is between this member
and tho lobbyist."
"Does the gentleman refer to me?"
demanded Representative Bonnet, of
New York.
"I do not," replied Mr. Ed-wards.
The gentleman from Georgia was
pressed to name the member.
Acetifies Farnen?.
"My information, derived from a
good source," he said, "Is that the
gentleman is Mr. Parsons. Representa?
tive Foster, of- Illinois, a Democrat in
tho House, Intercepted this lobbyist
when he was attempting lo send a
pamphlet to Mr. Parsons. It. is a sod
day in the history of this country,
gentlemen, when the very halls of
Congress are Invaded by lobbyists;
when wo arc compelled to transact
business, on the Lord's Day, and when
ihn-Will Of the great majority can bo
thwarted by ? few gentlemen who
have private interests at stake."
Mr. Benno! took the floor ami said
that in the absence of .Mr. Parsons ho
would ?peak for his colleague.
"kf it be it crime," he said, - for my
colleague to seek information con?
cerning ma ' tery1, pendIng before thin
"7 fCioli?nued on Second i'aso.Y""
I'urjiult of Them Will He Taken Up
VKiln Thin Morning.
Gainesville, On.. February 10.?-After
a posse had been mobilized at tbe
county Jail to-night to start on the
trail of three men believed to be mem?
bers of the gang which held up and
robbed the Southern Hallway fast mall
train n^ar White Sulphur Springs,
early yesterday morning, the man hunt
was suddenly called off by the officers
In charge, it was stated that a fresh
start would bo made early to-morrow
morning. under the direction of J. W. \
Connolly, chief special 6g< nt of the 1
Southern Hallway, who will arrive here.;
to-night. Whllo the officers here are
reluctant to discuss any Information.]
it Is learned they have reliable cities ]
to the Identity of the bandits, and ar- j
restn are expected within the next day
or two. Suspicion mill points-to three
men who wi re seen .skulking into town :
"arly this mornhiK The men were |
followed by several citizens, hut when
one of the strangers turned on tho j
shadowers and showed fleht, thev re?
treated, and the strangers made their
escape, it is believed that the officers
at work on the case have Information |
as to their whereabo'uts.
Several posses which have been
scouting the country around the rcene i
of the hold-up all day returned to the 1
city to-night and reported a fruitless j
hunt. The country is hilly and wooded
and affords excellent means for the
rbbbsrs to cover their track?. In add!-'
tioti. it has been raining all day. and !
the man-hunting dogs have been un-!
able to pick up the ?-?nt. It is he-j
llevo'd, however, tha. the bandits .?tili!
are In this section ?<( the country.
information received here late to
nlirht, is to the effect that one of tho j
packages taken from the express ear;
contained ?1t.oon. in addition ???
this a Quantity of foreign money, the i
amount or which i* hot stated, also is
missing. Several foreign silver pieces |
were found on the ground shortly af?
ter the robbery, and these are believed
to have been In the missing package.!
t rrntm Rxeltemcnl on l.lncr W hen He
Klrcj? n. I'nH.nrngcm.
Now York. February 19.? For the
second lime within a week a trans-I
Atlantic liner arrived to-day with :i
crazed passenger aboard. Dennis
Lynch, a second eaidri passenger on
the Laurentlc, which came in to-day
from Liverpool, created great excite?
ment among the 532 passengers on the
high seas by ruhhing ainur* with a.
revolver. The Amerika, an Italian lino
steamer, arrived but two days before,
with Nu tali DI Tempore, a musician, !
In Irons. Ii.- went mad In the dining
saloon when the ship was two days
out of Naples, and wounded two pas
sengers by the reckless discharge of
it revolver.
Lynch bolted from his cabin on the
Lauren He last Friday night and tired
wildly along the length ...f the port
side of the stateroom deck. Men and
women darted into their cabin:, nar?
rowly escaping the seven shot:! fired.
One bull el entered the purser's cabin,
and *:< other* lodged in the wood i
work of the ship. Several officers
rushed at the man while lib was re?
loading the weapon and disarmed him.
lie was locked up until the arrival of
the ship her,- and turned over to the
immigration authorities.
rn?itnr-.t ToaI When Donth Claims IHm
lit I'eitptt.
Montreal. February l??"When I
saw Ilim J fell at His feet as one
dead*' iRevelation 1 17). was tho
te-ct from which the rie\ . Andrew Mo
watt w^= about to preach a sermon on
"A Vision of Christ." at the Ersklne
Presbyterian Church to-dayj when ho
was fatally stricken with heart fail
tire. The .-hoir was singing the hymn
lust preceding the sermon, when mem?
bers ef the congregation noticed that
their pastor was In distress. Several
hoi nod to carry him to the vestry,
where he passed away without regain- j
lug consciousness,
Dr. Mowat! was poventy-two years
old, and on account of his ill health
had handed in his resignation two
months ago. but agreed to continue in
the pastorate pending the appointment
of u successor.
I'n.tfor Stricken.
Springfield. Ohio, February 19.?
Stricken with apoplexy while assisting
witii the h?iy communion at 7 o'clock;
mass this morning, Rev. Father M. Cv
Kennedy, chief assistant pastor of the
St. Raphael Catholic ("hutch, died at
S:'_'2 o'clock to-night without regain?
ing consciousness, lie was twenty-six
years obi.
Dies nl lllri t.hurch.
Albany, N. V.. February it'.?Rev.
.fames 1". Robinson, seventy-six years j
old. pastor of tiie First Methodist
Episcopal Church, died suddenly to-day |
five minutes before he was to begin
the morning service, lie had walked
to the church with his wife and daugh?
ter from his. home, Kjul feu to the floor
whip- talking with one uf his parish
Two Passenger Conches Turn Over
When Train In Wreck od.
Nashville, Trim, February 19.?
Twenty-one persons were slightly hurt
when train No. 11, n the Tennessee
Central, due to arrive in Nashville
at* 7:1.'- o'clock to-night from Hopklns
vilJe, K.V., was derailed at AdalrsvIUe,
two miles north of Clarksville. this
afternoon at >< o'clock. Two of the
passenger coaches turned over. The
accident was due to the dropping of a
brakeshoe across a sprung rail frog.
Great excitement was caused by the
coaches catching fire from the gas
lamps Immediately after the accident.
The. coaches were destroyed.
President Tnft Thun fireel? tbe Annex
titloniPt, IlcpreMCntntivc Hennef.
Washington, D. C., February Hi.?
"Hello, old warrior!" was the greeting
President Taft gave Representative
William S. Hehn et, of New York, when
the .latter t ailed at the White House.
The President was referring to the bel?
ligerent resolution Introduced by the
New York Represent stive several days
ago, looking to the annexation of-Canf
uilii liv i lie. United St.n tos.
Mr. nennet wove no warlike mien.'
heincc ,escort for some friends who.
wanted :o .'hake hands with the Prep,
idont. J
Announces His Candi?
dacy for New York
Represents No "Interests" and j
Has Not Consulted With Mur- j
phy. Leader of Tammany j
Hall?Shcehan and Insur- j
gents Have Nothing to
Say About His Entry.
Sot.. York. February 13 ?Martin TV". !
Littleton, new Democratic representa?
tive from Theodore 'Roosevelt's home j
district, announced tb-night hi?? can-j
didacy for the United States Senate,!
to succeed Chauncey M. Depew, and
supplemented his formal statement !
with verbal declaration that he will
take Iiis cause before the people on i
tin- stump lie will speak In Brooklyn!
Tuesday night, in Manhattan Wednes- j
day night, and perhaps thereafter up- j
.State- tie chose to make his can-;
dtdacy through a letter to Lieutenant
Governor Co away.
The addition of one more name to-'
the list of candidates already in the.
held caused no great excitement among!
the leaders here, though it stirred
'.some curiosity among them as lo Mr. I
j Littb ton's motives in coming forward !
at this time; why he should write to j
Lieutenant-Governor Conway, and what j
counsels had aided him in reaching a
j decision. I
Littleton Explicit.
Mr Littleton himself was explicit]
; on all these points, lie said he came!
forward at th's time because he had]
grown convinced that neither Mr. Sheo
liah nor Mr. Hhopard could be elect- ;
?id. They had been tin: leading can-)
didatcs when the i^gislatare convened!
and hitherto lie had hesitated to dis?
pute their pro-eminence, lie chose to
I write to Lieu tenant-Governor Conway
because the Lleutehaht-Gpvernor pre?
sides over the election of United States
Senators, and. therefore, a. communi?
cation addressed to him would come
before lite joint assembly In a manner:
j befitting the proprieties and the legal
I ities demanded. In setting forth his
political creed. Mr. Littleton says lie
has beep a consistent Democrat, ihat
he believe.., in the direct election of
United Slates Senators, reciprocity
with Canada, government supervision
land regulation of railways, and cor?
porations doing an interstate business;
the Immediate remission of all duties
on the necessaries 6f life, a perma?
nent tariff board, a parcels post, and
encouragement of the merchant ma?
William P. .-iioehan and Charles F. I
Murphy were perhaps the two persons'
most interested in the news of Mr Lit- i
tleton's candidacy.
"This is the first I'd heard of it," (
I said Mr. Shcehan. "No, 1 didn't know
hi intended to come out as a candi
j date, though, of course, his name has;
I been mentioned. 1 haven't seen his
letter, and don't want to see it. There
is nothing for mo to say."
.\o Comment Front >l urpliy.
Charles F. Murphy was at Good
Ground, L? I., and would make no com - j
ment until he had read the letter him-i
Mr. Conway was doubtful why he!
had been chosen as the recipient of I
the announcement. "j suppose," he j
said, "Mr. Littleton wrote me as pre-'
siding otlicer of the joint assembly." J
Senator Franklin D. RooseVolt. the'
insurgent leader, was interested, but;
lather non-committal. "I hardly think:
1 shall have any opinions on the worth j
of Mr. Littleton's candidacy," lie said,,
"until 1 have consulted with my col - i
leagues of the minority. Personally,!
I of course, everybody likes Martin Lit?
tleton, and all Democrats recognize
I that lie has done effective work for;
I the party."
Mr. Littleton himself spoke with re-1
I luctance of his candidacy.
"I am a candidate." he said, "of no
interests but those of tin- people and!
of my own.'
Has Not C'otiHiiitcd Murphy.
i Mr. Littleton was emphatic that he j
; had not consulted with Mr. Murphy
about his candidacy, in- his letter, Mr. 1
Littleton discusses among other ques?
tions, the tariff and reciprocity, faying
lie believes there are certain "high
minded Republicans who deplore the
passage of the Payne-Aldrich bill, and
I who think that the tariff should ho
j honestiy revised.
i The question, he says should be
dealt, with "resolutely by a Democratic
i Congress," not in a manner so preci?
pitate as to destroy business, but
through a settled method In the hands
of a permanent tariff commssion
Duties on the necessaries of life, lie
believes, however, should be removed
at once without waiting for a commis?
sion to re-port.
"It is little short of criminal,'! he j
says, "to allow one man. through the
direct help of the government." to tak..
an artificial profit from the poor.
For the reciprocity treaty with Can?
ada, Mr. Littleton has high praise. "In
my opinion," he says, "It is one of the
j most notable ach'evemcnts of states?
manship In tho history of our coun
I try. and demonstrated that the brave
I and honest men In the Republican
party realize that the necessaries of
life must, not be made the subject
I of artificial profit."
Mumps lOplderule at Cornell.
Ithaca. X. V., February lit.? Cornell .
Students 111 With tue mumps have so!
overtaxed the capacity of the inilrin- \
urnty thai the university will adver-I
Use for accommodations for the eases. !
Thirty-live students are now severely
ill with the mumps, nhd the epidemic Is
still spreading.
.lulc* I.ejeiino Head.
Brussels. February 10.--Jules i.e. j
juene. a former immbct Of the Ca hl- |
dal diaa to day. i
Denied to Him by In?
dustrial and Political
Ousted Forester Pinchot Makca
"Report of Progress"?He Be?
lieves Natural Resources Will
Be Saved From the "Inter?
ests "?Playing Politics
Like Loaded Dice.
New R?chelte, N. V.. February 1?.?
Giftord Pinchot, president of the Na-I
Unna I Conservation Association, and j
former Government Forester, to-day,
before the People's Forum of New Ro- I
chelle, delivered what he railed "A Re- |
port of Progress." fie summarized thej
achievements in the conservation of j
natural resources, which he attributed'
to the "progressive movement"; paid',
tribute to the Roosevelt admlnistra- J
tion. crediting It with enormous influ?
ence in awakening the people to their
rights and opportunities, and deelured
the Payne-Aid rich tariff.. to have been I
"the most powerful single factor In
br^edjn^ popular distrust of the old
line politicians and their methods."
That, more than alt else, he said, was
responsible for making the last two
years "the most formative sirp.e tho
Civil War."
In his summary of achievement Mr.
Pinchot placed first "the great doctrine
of the conservation of natural re?
sources," which he said has been adopt?
ed by the United States once and for
all as their rule of judgment and ac?
Checked (?u^^riihrlm!?.
"We have chocked the Guggenheims
in their efforts to absorb Alaska and
have opened the way for tho use of the
vast resources of that Territory mainly
for the benefit of the people of Alus-ku
and tli'- United States." in that con?
nection the speaker lauded the services
of ''that soldier of the common good,
young Glavls," and declared it his be?
lief that "we shall yet save the coal
and all the rest."
''Within the, last two years," Mr. Pin-j
chot continued, 'tin effort of the water'
power monopolists to turn the water i
powers of the nation over to the control
of tie States, whence they might more!
easily pass i: ?.<? the hands of the men
who always know exactly what they
want, was i>orn. nourished and dlsap
pearvil. Jts deathblow was an nn
riouneement from the White House that
a wise Federal water power policy has
been adopted by the administration.
The position thus taken by the Presi?
dent, alone the lines already laid down
by Garfiehl and Roosevojt, deserves
and. I doubt not. will receive the in?
dorsement and support "f every friend
of conservation and every enemy of
"The United States Forest Service,
with the policies which {t represents,
has won tf fight against the open at?
tacks of its enemies and the covert
hostility of men who should have been
its best friends. Roth the service and
its policies are now more firmly es?
tablished in public confidence and siip
port than ever i.efore.
People ."ice the Liffbtt.
?Side by sid-i with the conservation
of our natural resources and material
welfare Etands trie conservation of our
industrial and political liberties. In
this field a great forward step of the
last two years is that at last our people
have seen the light. At last we have
come to realize the fundamental prop?
osition that equality of opportunity no
long? :? exists among us. Tho industrial
and political power of the great In?
terests denies a square deal to the av?
erage man. It is no*- the consolidation
of capital In itself that has brought
u Wobt, but rather the use of money
in polities by the gieat combinations:
Thus the political value of tho indi?
vidual voter has been reduced or de?
"At last we understand that the con?
trol of politics for profit has reached
a point where? the life of free Institu?
tions is at stake, and when a p?>oplo
like ?'iis come to realize a fact like
that they act. Our people know to-day
that, however devoted to the public
interest individual Congre.isim-n and
Individual Senators may be (and there
are many such), Congress a:? a whole
no longer represents tho people,"
bike Loaded T>ice.
Mr. Pinchot described the- closing
hour? of the present Congress as beset
r>y t -.warm o: "hungry lobbyists," all
seeking "to get from Congress what,
tli-..- ought not 10 have." He declared
that playing politics is not better than
playing with loaded dice.'
With an emphatic declaration of his
faith in the honesty, fairness and
right-mindedness of the people, Mr.
Fin hot said in conclusion:
"Already the people of a majority of
(Continued on Second Page.)
Low Temperatures
May Be Expected
Washington, O. C, February 111.?
The eiimlng weck ?III be one of low
temperature* In practically nil dis?
trict.*- rust of the Rocky Mountain?
11 lid generally fnlr wenther, preced?
ed, however, by allows in "Vorthorn
unit Central nnd rain* in Soul hern
States cit.Ht of the MIxmIhmIppI River
Monday und Mouiluy night, ttocord
Ii-li to the prediction of the Wcnther
Ittircnu. A?t extensive nr'cn of ?-<ild
v? eat her -hat foyers the plnliiN states
nnd the North \v?-Ht ?III ndviiiioe
CMNtwurd and i.tlmnnl mill cnilMC
frost* nnd frectrliijs loinp?>ratnr?--<
Monday nnd Tne-oln.v In the tJulf
Stiiti'S ??d Tuesday and Wetlnesiliiy
In the South Atlantic States, except
Southern Florida
Svimj'm h nock rfrf,i,kr,
Urothrr of .lohn D. Hoclccfollrr, who in reported ftcrion*n> 111 ?r hi* homo In
.Vcw V?rie City.
I ravels From Vuma, Arizona, to
New York in Seveiity-six
1 lours.
Physicians Do Not Anticipate
Serious Results From tJis
New York. February 19.?A record
in fast long-distance travel by train
was made on the arrival hero to-night
of Charles C. Gates, son of .lohn \V.
Gates, the Now York financier, who
completed a dash of nearly 3,000 miles
across the continent to obtain expert
treatment for a cash of blood-poisoning'.
The first report, given out upon ar?
rival, of the train at the Grand Central
station at 10:40 o'clock to-night, was
that Mr. Gates was In a better condi?
tion than when he started on the hur?
ried trip Last. Or. Fellows Davis, the
physician who met him. said that
there was no immediate danger, and if
tin- case went no worse than he c:<
pected, Mr. Oates might be himself
again In a few weeks.
To be precise, a chain of fast trains
carried Mr. dates over 2,f)S:< miles of
track In seventy-eight hours. Including
all of the several stops which are
necessary for changing engines,
switching, etc. This is an average for
the winde distance of thirty-seven
miles an hour, counting stops.
Makes FnsteMl Time.
The fastest time over made from
Chicago to New York is that of Mr.
Gates's train in sixteen hours and
forty-nine minutes. Tho east-bound
trip hits hover been made under seven?
teen hours, although tho west-bound
record has beep sixteen hours and
seven minutes. The portion of tin? trip
covered in fastest time was that be?
tween Toledo and Cleveland, when 1 OS
miles were covered in ninety-seven
minutes The last leg of the journey
over the New York Central lines from
Albany, was made in exactly a mile a
minute, notwithstanding time taken to
change from steam to electric locomo?
tion at High Mridge.
Mr. Gate-s was so alarmed over the
infection of a bruise on his leg while
traveling in the West, last week that
he offered ?5,000 for special train fare
to New York for treatment Ho. start
eel ar Vuina, Ariz., Thursday after?
Although confineei to his bed in one
of the five special cars on the train,
Mr. Gates was in a cheerful mood upon
hi? arrival here, and in as good a con?
dition. Dr. Davis said, as could he ex?
pected. Ho explained that. Mr. Gates
suffered a. similar bruise two years
ago. and had had se< much trouble from
infection that lime he did not. desire to
take the slightest chance in his pres?
ent trouble. He was removed to-night
to his Madison Avenue home, where
a consultation of physicians was held
over his case.
Noted Evangelist Will Attend Confer?
ence In Atlanta.
Atlantu, Ca., February IP.?An?
nouncement has been made hern that,
pi C. C. Campbell Morgan, the noted
evangelist of London, Kngland, will
come to Atlanta for the thirteenth At?
lanta Tabernacle Conference. March
IP to 20. Other notable speakers at
tii,. conference will include Or. Cam
den M. Coburg Allegheny, Pa.; Dr.
Henry C Maule, New York: Dr. A. '1'.
flbbcrtfion, of the Southern Raplist
Theological Seminary, at Louisville,
and the Lev. Melvin Trotter, of Grand
Rapids. Mich.
Arrangements are being ma do to
ihnke the conference oiio of the mosi
j important religious gatherings eve
I held In the State.
McCurdy and Bcachy Charged
With Violating Sunday
Action Comes as Result of Con?
certed Effort on Part of
Tnmpn, Fin., February "!?.?At. tho j
completion of the aviation exhibition!
here this afternoon. J. A. D. McCurdy
and Clont Bcachy, aviators, and Col?
onel T. .1. 1.. Brown, chairman of the
census celebration commit toe; General
.1. U. Strode, of the "West Tampa ruce
track. and Phil Collins, treasurer for
the racing association, were arrested
on a charge of violating thc> State laws
relative to the giving of exhibitions
on Sunday to which ait admission is
charged. Ponds were Immediately
The arrests were the result of a
concerted effort on the pnrt of the min?
isters of the city. Sermons weie
preached denouncing the giving of
sue], an exhibition on Sunday, and the
consequent running of excursions into
the city. No move was made by the.
officials until the entire program had
been completed. Floth McCurdy and
Baachy used machines which had their
first try-out. They are of tho h'el
inont typo, and arrived here from the
Curtiss factory yesterday. Floth ma?
chines behaved perfectly.
Conductor Kltts Negro.
Tampa, Fla.. February 19.?When an
excursion train of the Atlantic Coast
T.Ine. returning from the aviation ex?
hibition in this city to Fort Myers
reached the Lakeland yards to-night,
Conductor Richard Butt, of Sanford.
was compelled to shoot, and kin a
negro named Charles Whitfield. who
was raising a disturbance, and who
had fired upon the conductor.
Tlnn- Vnt Vet Ripe.
Berlin. Friday, February 10.? Diri?
gible ballooning is not yet sufficiently
advanced l> justify an attempt to
reach the North Pole by this means.
This i<* tho conclusion reached by the
Zeppelin expedition to Spitzbergen, ac?
cording to Professor Von Drygalski.
a member of the expedition. In a re |
port to a Berlin scientific society. The I
expedition., which included Prince'
Henry, of Prussia went to Spitzbergen j
to investigate the possibility of reach- j
Ing the pole In a Zeppelin dirigible |
Man Who stotc t?ftso,oon Make.?- Trip
Shackled to n Bobber nnd n Murderer.
New York, February 11?.?Erwin .1.
Wider, cashier of the New York branch
of the Tlusso-C'hlnese Bank, who plead?
ed guilty last summer to stealing
5 GS 0.0 00 and who war. sentenced re?
cently to not less than eighteen years j
In sing Sing by Judge O'Stillivan in
General Sessions, was taken yesterday <
from the Tombs Prison to Sing Sing.
Wider left the Tombs In company j
with five other prisoners In charge j
of Deputy Sheriffs Reit on bach and Mc- j
I.uughllu.' The prisoners were taken
tust to police - headquarters, whore
they were photographed for tlm
Roguos' Gallery and their measure?
ments taken. When this was over thd
live were handcuffed together and ta?
ken 10 Grand Central Station. They
boarded the 10:40 I rain for Sing Slug.
Handcuff od Wldcr'a r-.f??l iMynd
wns William Lambert, n negro, who
was sentenced to nineteen years for
highway rbldxu'y, arid oil tits left was
Thorn a:* Ca st or as, sentenced to twenty
years or life to\ murder in the ???'?>m?
dcfcrOO. *
Authoritative An?
nouncement Comes
From White House.
Failure to Vote on Reciprocity
Agreement Means That Legis?
lators Must Stay in Wash?
ington After March 4?Ul?
timatum Is Delivered
Through McCall.
Washington, D. C. February IS.??
The first authoritative announcement
that President Taft will call an extra
session of Congress if the Senate fail*
Jo act on the McCall hill, carrying into
elVect the Canadian reciprocity agree?
ment, came to-day from McCall him?
self, following an interview with tho
President at the White House.
According to Mr. McCall'a announce?
ment, the President feels that he la
under an Obligation to summon an
extra session if It be necessary to se?
cure, action on the reciprocity agree?
ment. The session will be called Im?
mediately following the adjournment
of Congress at noon on March 4.
While it Is the evident purpose ot
the President in permitting the an?
nouncement of Mr. McCall, to avoid ?
an oxtra session by inducing Senators
to act upon the agreement, It is the
opinion of many about, the Capitol that
in all probability the statement has
come too late. Few Senators are san?
guine enough to predict that action
will be taken on the agreement in the
upper branch of Congress at this ses?
sion, while some insist that there will
be a vote.
Hsiilly t.'ongoNte.d.
With appropriation bills In a badly
congested condition, with the L.orimer
case pondl g, with the permanent
tariff board bill pressing for consider?
ation, with the general service, pen?
sion bill being urged i.?y many Sena?
tors, and with the resolution for the
popular election of .Senators coming
up dally as the unfinished business, It.
soems that tho chances for action upon
the Canadian reciprocity agreement
are slight, btit. of course, conditions
may change.
Thore 's some prospect that the Lor
imer case may be disposed of on Wed?
nesday, following a speech which Sen?
ator Lorimer will make In his own be?
half, but there is no apparent likeli?
hood of early votes on any of the
other Important measures mentioned.
Opponents of the reciprocity agree?
ment In the Senate are viewing with
complacency, not to say satisfaction,
the congested conditions existing in
that body. The demands of the pub?
lic business are. such that a. vote on
reciprocity can bo avoided easily with?
out the app-arancc of a filibuster. Tho
bill carrying the agreement Into ef?
fect probably will not be reported out
of the Finance Committee before
Thursday next at the earliest. At that
time, thore will remain only seven and
a half legislative days of the present
Holding Club Aloft.
Following his Interview with Mr.
Taft, .Mr. McCall also made the inter?
esting announcement that the Presi?
dent would veto any tariff legislation
passed by the Democratic House and
approved by a nearly -Democra.tlc Sen?
ate if that should be necessary to
maintain tin.- lb publican party's pro?
tective, principles.
Mr. McCall's statement, which is
generally understood to have been ap?
proved formally by the President, is
in purr, as follows:
' I believe Uepubljcan .Senators are
gradually coming to realize that, with
the certain prospect or an extra ses?
sion unless ihej bring the reciprocity
bill to a. vole, there will be very se?
rious inconvenience and embarrass?
ment, it not danger, to the business
and industrial enterprises that. ajr#
really entitled to protection. The
President feels tiiat he is under an in- .
ternational obligation to summon an
extra session. He will do this reluct?
antly because It is bringing; into powor
a Democratic House and Senate iviueu
more nearly Democratic than the pres
cm Senate. Out if the S-mato should
tail to act. the President feels that un?
der Iiis agreement, with the Canadian
government tu use Iiis utmost en?
deavor to have the reciprocity agree?
ment confirmed he will be. compelled
to call the session Immediately. I im?
agine the Democrats are not anxious,
for an extra session. They would
naturally feel that they cannot ex?
temporize a revision of the tariff
schedules. The light remark that, you
can prepare a aria bill over night, 01
in two weeks, or a month, every one
knows to be utterly unfounded.
Cohtitunt Agitation.
' But what an extra session is like?
ly to mean is a constant agitation
and a continuous investigation into the
industries that are mad.; possible by
protection and interference with their
business that bodes no good for bus?
iness at large. The consequence is
that if any one should prevent action
on the reciprocity bill, ho would bo in
the position of helping to bring about
n condition most Injurious to those In?
dustries which really need protection.
What follows in an extra session will
not i,e the. President's fault. Tho Pres?
ident Is a protectionist and expcctM
to use the veto power, so fur as ho
properly may. to maintain the party's
protective principles. Hut It would im
a. misfortune to have this Inevitable
conflict come nine months ahead of
tile time when it is due.
"Tin- President is Impress.-d witli
the extreme importance to the country
of tin ratification of the agreem^it&
and also with the solemn obligation he
hav undertaken to use ids h Irin OA* eijtr
dee vor to have it enacted into

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