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RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1911.
THE WEATHER TO-UAV-Cloadr. PRICE TWO CENTS,
Strenuous Debate Ex?
pected at House
Caucus.
TARIFF REVISION I
WILL BE ISSUE
Committee Appointments Likely
Also to Cause Commotion.
Leaders Hopeful, However,
That Assignments Will Be
Generally Accepted by
Members.
Washington, March 2S.?Next Satur- j
? lay night's caucus of the Democrats ,
of the House bids fair to he a lively
event, If the question of tariff proce?
dure la broached. It may be that the
caucus will be so busy approving or
criticizing committee assignments, how- j
ever, that the broader questions will j
have to be deferred to a later meet- ;
in*.
The Committee on Ways and Means. !
which will present the list of commit- j
tecmcn and chairmanships, does not j
apprehend any serious trouble over the j
selections, however. The members be?
lieve that In the nature of things the
caucus will feel bound to accept the j
work of the committee as a whole. (
Mnre to dissect It would bo to brln^ j
chaos.
They argue that they were charged
by the caucus last winter with the
task of framing the committees, to the
best of their ability, taking all things
Into consideration, and that an under?
taking of this character, being bated
upon a balancing and distributing of
conflicting claims and flcslres, must he
accepted or rejected In its entirety.
Uncurbed Debate nil Tnrln*.
No such pent-up L'tlca con tines the
powers of the caucus as to tariff ques?
tions, however, and there is bound to
be division of opinion among the rank
and file as to procedure in the direc?
tion of tariff revision. It will be a
conflict. It is thought between
the elder statesmen and the new?
comers.
The Committee on Ways and Means
Is expected to recommend that after
passing the Canadian reciprocity bill
the work of the extra session shall
be confined to the revision of one or
possibly two schedules?wool and cot?
ton, perhaps. The new men, fresh
from the people and eager for a record,
may Insist upon yoing further In re?
sponse to what they may deem tho
demand of the public for immediate
relief, and this will be the subject of
argument before the caucus.
"Do It now!" is expected to be the
cry of the new men. and they will
have to be reasoned with by the elder
statesmen of tho party, who will urge
that the time is not auspicious for a
general revision of the tariff, as the
committee is not in possession of suffi?
cient details upon which to work in
such a highly technical undertaking
as a broad revision.
The committee has the facts upon
which to base a revision of the woolen
schedule?that is to say, a broad and
general .survey of the situation regard?
ing the production and manufacture
of wool and woolen goods. And yet
this information is declared to be of
only the most general character, war?
ranting amending of schedule K In
what might properly be termed an ex?
perimental manner.
Attack to He Made on Steel.
An attack upon tho steel schedule is
expected as one of the features of
this session. The American Federation
of Dabor is behind this movement and
is very much in earnest. Tho first
move will be for an investigation of
the steel trust, a continuation of the
efforts of fast session, which came to
naught.
Mr. Stanley, of Kentucky, who is the
principal In this move has be*n plaoed
on the Committee on Rules, and feels
confident of his ability to induce that
committee to bring out a resolution
authorizing the investigation. By this
means the labor men hope to attract
public attention to the steel schedule
and ultimately to get action on it.
NEW TREATY_NEARLY READY
Arbitration Mcnnure May Tie SUOmitted
nt Extra Session.
Washington, D. C. March 28.?Such
rapid progress is being made in draft?
ing tho new arbitration treaty with
Great Rritaln that President Taft to?
day expressed the hope that he will
bo able to submit the document to the
Senate at the coming extra session of
Congress.
The work of preparing ? the treaty Is
in the hands of Secretary of Stato
Knox, and the British ambassador, Mr.
Rryce. and the framers of the treaty
hope to make it a model for nil such
treaties in the future. Each word that
goes to make up the text Is given the
fullest consideration. Tho treaty Is
expected to be brief, and free from
ambiguity.
It will provide for arbitration on
practically every dispute thnt can
possibly arise. It will include matters
of national honor. President Taft Is
delighted over the prospect of the rat?
ification of this agreement, and will
regard It as one of fhe greatest suc?
cesses of his administration. He has
strong hopes that Franco and other
European powers may eventually be?
come parties to such an agreement
with the United Stntcs, and thus make
war with this country practically im?
possible.
STEAMER STILL AGROUND
report* Indicate Thnt the liuckenbaoh
In In ScrlniiH Predicament.
Tampa. Fla.. March 28.?Tho steamer
D. N. L?cken bach is still aground on
the. reefs at Ncwground Shoals, and
reports from Key West early to-night
indicate that the vessel Is in a serious
predicament. Tho treacherous nature
of tho coral rce'fs In that vicinity make
It a perilous undertaking for vessels of
aufllclent size to reach the vessel. Avail?
able tugs at Tampa havo been summon?
ed to the nsslstanco of the steamers.
New York Democrats
Vainly Endeavor to
Agree on Nominee.
CHOICE NARROWS
TO THREE MEN
Either Herrick, Glynn .or Straus
Regarded as Probable Winner.
Report of Coalition Between
Insurgents and Republicans
Makes Leaders Decide
to End Deadlock.
Albany. N. T., March 29.?After four
fruitless ballots, the Democratic cau?
cus adjourned at 12:00 o'clock this
morning until 10 a. M. without having
named a candidate for United States
Senator. In announcing the adjourn?
ment. Senator Wagner, the presiding
officer, apologized for the delay, on
the ground that the leaders were doing
everything possible to bring about
harmony wUhin the Democratic ranks.
Senator Cuilen emphasized, in mov
l Ing the recess, tho Importance of every
I Democratic member being on hand
promptly at the hour named for the
j reconvening .?f the caubus.
When the caucus adjourned It was
understood that the choice had been
narrowed down to three men?D. Cady
Herrick, Martin 11. Glynn and Tsador
Straus. Others who had not been elim?
inated from a I'st of ten names sub?
mitted by the Insurgents wore Her?
man Riddcr, Morgan J. O'Brien and
Justice .lames W. Gerard.
A report that the Republicans might i
I cast their votes to-day for Thomas M.
Osborn, and that seventeen of the
! Insurgents would also support him. 's
believed to have hastened a determlna- j
tlon on the part of the organ'zatloh |
leaders to end the deadlock.
Hope to Agree.
At midnight the Democratic sena
torial caucus was still marking time, \
apparently awaiting decisive wora
from New York. Senator Wagner,
chairman of the caucus, was busy on
the long distance wire, wh'le other
leaders were in conference in Speaker
I Frlshle's room. Senator Loomis camo
j straight from a conference of lnsur
| gents at the home of Senator Roose?
velt to make a report to these leaders.
"Do you think there will be a solu?
tion of the problem to-night?" he was
asked.
"It looks that way," the Senator re?
plied. "There seems to he that sort
of feeling In the air."
The report was current that the In
I surgents had submitted to the Regu?
lars the- names of ten men from whom
Tammany Chief Murphy was requested
to name his choice. The list at mid?
night was said to have dwindled to
three or four, including Isador Straus,
Martin II. Glynn and Herman Rldder.
Despite the lateness of the hour thd
feeling of expectancy that something
would happen was tense. The first
hallot at the caucus, however, was
largely a -repetition of last night's
I vote.
j At 12:50 o'clock, however, after a
j futile wait, the caucus adjourned until
10 o'clock this morning.
Adds to Uncertainty.
The negotiations between the Repub?
licans and the Insurgents has rjdded
to the uncertainties of the situation.
Senator Brackc-tt. the Republican lead?
er, declares the Republicans mean busi?
ness, but the Democratic organization
leaders have not yet been convinced
that It is not a "huge bluff," as they
profess to believe It. <
Senatlr BracXett. said yesterday he
had received a telegram from ex-Sen-1
ator Chauncey M. Depow releasing the
Republicans from their caucus pledge
to vote.for him as the minority candl-i
date.
"We will vote for Mr. Depew to
day," said Senator Brackett, "as wa!
have not time to call a conference!'
or caucus before the noonday ballot
Ve probably will hold a conference
spme timo to-day and decide upon our|
future plan of action."
MAY BE HANDED DOWN SOON
Decision in So-C'nlled "Trout Canes" Is
Generally Expected. j
Washington. March 28.?Unless tho
Supreme Court of the United States
hands down its decision in the dissolu?
tion suits against the Standard Oil and
the tobacco corporations next Monday
there will be a truly disappointed
group of men around the Capitol on
that day. Inquiries made daily at the
court rooms indicate that the chamber
will be crowded with anxious individ?
uals.
Not tho least intimation has been
given by tho court that the decisions
will be announced on that day. It is
suggested, however, that the court, an
preelative of the general anxiety for an
early opinion in the so-called "trust
cases," advanced their usual Easter re?
cess so as to devote their time earlier
in the year to a settlement of the. con?
troversy. This recess ends next Mon?
day. The fact that the .court Has ren?
dered comparatively few opinions since,
the argument of the "trust cases" has
led to the t.resumption that its mem?
bers are devoting themselves largely
to a consideration of these "big" cases.
CLAIMS $51,1%"D?MAGES
Dovton Conl Company starts Action
Against Five Southern Rntlrondn.
Washington. D. C, March 2S.?In a
complaint, replete with pen and ink
sketches. Intended as illustrations. :v
Boston Coal Company to-day filed a j
$51,106 damage claim with the Inter?
state Commerce Commission against
live Southern railroads.
The. complaint charged that after1
spending $2,000,000 for four steamships,
constructed along lines which made it
unnecessary for railroads to partici?
pate in their loading or unloading, the
railroads Insisted on tendering their
services, and then exacted payment at
a rate of from 3 cents to I 1-2 cents a
i?n- . ' . .
It wns declared to bo. impossible to
escape either the services of tho extra
charges, because It was. necessary for
tho coal company's ships to dock at
wharves owned by tho defendant rail?
roads. Among the roads mentioned
are the Norfolk nnd Western and the
I Virginian. H. McQ.
President Confers With
Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations.
EXPLAINS WHY HE
MOBILIZED ARMY
Promises That No Act of Hos?
tility, Amounting to Declara?
tion of War, Will Be Made
Without Taking Con?
gress Into His
Confidence.
Washington. March 2S.?In confer?
ence with Senator Cullom, of the Sen?
ate Committee on Foreign Relations,
and other members of that committee.
President Taft to-day gave assurance
that whatever might be the turn of
affairs on the Mexican border, no act
of hostility amounting to a declaration
of war would he taken without fully
I advising Congress. *
I The conference was sought by the
j President for the purpose of acquaint
? lng the members of the committee
with the situation on the frontier. The
President gave the Senators to under?
stand that his principal purpose in
mobilizing the army had been to pro?
tect American lives and American
property in Mexico, in case the neces?
sity should arise for such action. He
assured his callers that Congress
should he. fully advised as to any im?
portant steps that might be taken,
and was especially emphatic in declar?
ing that there would be no approach
to a declaration of war without taking
Congress into his confidence. It is
understood that the members of the
Foreign Relations Committee general?
ly expressed approval of the steps
taken and confidence In the Chief Ex?
ecutive.
President Taft expects that, despite
the events, which he regards as hav?
ing entirely justified his course in
mobilizing the "manoeuvre division."
he will he attacked probably In both
the Senate ami House. He told the
members of the Foreign Affairs Com?
mittee that he felt perfectly secure in
his position, however, and that pros
I pective attacks caused him not the
j slightest worry. Political considera?
tions, either favorable or adverse, the
President declared, had not entered
Into the Mexican situation in any way
whatever.
PEACE SEEMS ASSURED
Tentative Arrangement Expected to
rtenult In Sealed Compact.
San Antonio, Tex., March 2S.? Ex?
planation of recent governmental
changes at Mexico City, the recnll of
Senor Limantour from Paris, the ar?
rival of Francisco I. Madero, Sr., and
his son, Gustavo, and the departure of
Mr. De La Rarra from the embassy at
Washington for his new position at
the Mexican capital were all explained
to-day In interviews with Francisco
I. Madero, Sr., and Gustavo Madero;
Tentative peace proposals have been
made, and on the administration side
have been acted on. In the view of
Don Francisco, peace is assured; if not
within ten days, then at the furtherest
within a month. President Diaz, it is
reported in a message to the Mexican
Congress; will insist that peace be con?
cluded.
On the vital point of why they were
so certain that the tentative arrange?
ment would within a set time result
In a sealed compact of peace father and
son were silent. They answered freely
every other question.
When the elder Madero and Liman?
tour met recently the very meeting
was dented, let alone a discussion f
terms for possible peace. To-day it
was admitted that the interview con?
cerned peace alone.
Senor Limantour, the Mexican finan?
cier, familiar alike with the Bourse of
Paris, with Wall Street and moneyed
London, Vienna arid Berlin, responded
to the presidential summons to come
to the United States from Paris, and
carried out the orders of his superior,
I Porflrio Diaz.
! Limantour agreed to obtain every
concession possible from the govern
1 ment to the revolutionists to make
possible formal negotiations for peace.
The basic concessions included the
resignation of the Diaz Cabinet and the
appointment of younger men to their
positions. The next is the resignation
of Diaz, and the holding of an election
where the suffrage shall be uncon?
strained and free.
Diaz, according to the program, will
remain in office with bis new ami
somewhat unsatisfactory Cabinet about
him until the country is at rest. When
factory wheels aro again turning and
I railroad trains running without fear
lot* wreck at destroyed bridges, the
"Iron Man" will step down and out,
It Is believed. Limantour or De La
Harra will then become acting Presi?
dent, and within sixty days will call
an election.
Dosplto evasions In the interviews,
which were given with ewry courtesy,
between every line it was apparent
that the mobilization of the American
troops had played the. major part In
bringing tho two sides In Mexico to
j gether.
An election, for the first time, would
bo difficult of execution and problematic
as to satisfactory results, particularly
as to the workings of ballot itself. In
tlie last year an educated class has
arisen in the land of the Aztecs, and
it Is tills class which has been the
backbone, of the revolution, but the
great, proportion is still illiterate, and
without views. It is this fact more
than any other which has influenced
Diaz to "retain his power.
No Signs of Cessation.
El Paso, Tex,, March 28.?The rela?
tions between President Diaz's military
forces in Northern Mexico and tho
insurrectos to-night are declared to
bo fast approaching n crisis. There
sire no signs of cessation of hostili?
ties.
General Rabago and his 1,100 Federal
troops aro safely encamped in Chihua?
hua City nftcr a remaVkable four
weeks' march from Juarez. Less than
thirty miles to the west Franclsoo
T. Madero, Jr., the lnsurrecto leader, Is
gathering his forces and building de?
fenses in preparation for a move vhioh
ho says "will more than convince the
world that the insurrection is not
losing headway.''
Rabago reached the outskirts of
Chihuahua after a weary struggle. His
225-mlle mnrch through tho heart of
(ColTtfnucd on Third Pago.) ~~
AMERICAN 1ROOPS ON MEXICAN BORDER
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Compnny F, Eleventh Infantry, prcpnrlns to leave San Antonio for Et I'ano. Other companion of till* real
?- mCnt ?r? dUC *? tOll0Vr ln t,,e cour"c of thc ??* ???
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Member* oj, the Fourth Mountain Artlllcrr. These men are a bit out of place on the plains of Texas, but they
arc natu to have received orders to move from San Antonio tn n short time.
Contpnn? "H of tlic Thirteenth. Infantry, ?hootlnK tnrKCtn lit Snn Antonio.
OATH OF OFFICE
I Diaz Cabinet, for First Time,
Is Pledged to
Reform.
PRESIDENT MAY RESIGN
j. Various Reports Give Basis for
Speculation if Not for
Fact.
i Mexico City, March 2S.?Standing
i before Minister of Finance Rlmantour
' and Secretary of War Cosio, the only
two members of his old cabinet. Presi?
dent Diaz to-day In turn solemnly ad?
jured the four new members of his
official family to uphold the laws and
, the constitution.
Genera! Diaz, wearing the tricolor
diagonally across his breast, stood be?
side Victoriano Salndo Alvarez, sub
; secretary of foreign relations, who ad
; ministered the oath of office to the
new ministers, whose moustaches are
yet black and whose hair Is but faint?
ly touched with gray. For the first
', time in his long administration the
: President looked on a cabinet pledged
t to reform." whose appointment had
I come about solely because of the ln
! slstent demand of the public.
I Following the Inauguration, the new
\ ministers went to their respective de
? portments, where they assumed their
1 duties and received the felicitations
I of friends.
Dinz May Retire,
) Significant a3 has been a creation
I of a new cabinet. It is regarded as of
i little Interest here compared with the
, possibilities Involved in the various
i reports that are rife. Chief of these
Is that the. President will resign.
I It is denied, but thero is basis for
j the speculation, if not for tho fact.
I What is regarded as certain is that
: rtamon Corral, the Vice-Presldent, will
' ask for a leave of absence when Con
J gross convenes next week.
Whether this leave of absence Is
j later to be followed by his reslgna
i tion is not so definite, but that it will
be, is regarded as likely,
j Another interesting- phase of the alt
j nation that will be presented should
j the Vice-Presldent resign is the char
i actor of his successor's election. It Is
! generally conceded that the Congress
I about to assemble will, at the. Instlga
; tion of the President, make radical
j changes In the present electoral system:
: and if it does, the election of a
j Vice-President, by popular vote, would
l he the first opportunity for the appll
J cation of tho revised laws. Should
j the. President then decide to retire,
the VIce-Pres'dent. elected by popular
) vote, would for a time at least become
I the bend of the nation.
I-.
j It Will Be a Paper
Full of Good Things
One of the host fentures of next
Sunday** Times-nispntnli, which
Mill be filled with Instructive and
entertaining stories, will be ? not?
able contribution by John Flfreth
j Wat kins on "A "Unique Congress*"
j Tbls illustrated article will he a
timely discussion of the men who
j lire to tnke piirt In Hie extrn session
which convenes next week, nnd n
j forecast of the matters tbnt are to
I be considered. Fo.vcroft Davis will
1 discuss "The Case of Itooseveltisiii,"
I und Frank G. Carpenter's always
! interesting article on Sunday will
be n pletureseiiie political story from
Greece, In addition to these anil
the page of foreign news mid the I
I page of pictures, showing scenes at
j the camps in Texas, special alten- I
i tion will be paid to the sporting' !
I section. Finally, the Sunday Maga?
zine, which goes with every copy
j of The Tlincs-nispateb on tbnt day,
will be filled with uniisiinlly read?
able articles, written by many of
I the country's best story-tellers.
INFORMER TELLS
OF HIS OWN LIFE
Abbatemaggio Describes at Great
Length His Criminal
Record.
GETS OFFER FROM AMERICA
Syndicate Would Pay Camorrist
Witness S200 a Day to Iix
hibit Himself.
Ylterbo, Italy, March 28,?Tho
Cambrra Informer, Abbatemaggio, was
on the witness stand to-day for five
hours, giving testimony against his
former associates, who are on trial for
the murder of Gennaro Cuoccolo and
his wife.
Abbatemaggio described at great
length his own criminal life, and final?
ly recounted in detail the circumstances
leading to the murder uf Cuoccolo. He
said that Nicola Morra had proposed
the murder, and that Giovanni Kapl
j had insisted upon not only the murder
j of Cuoccolo, but . lso Cuoccolo's wife,
j and had put 1,000 francs at the dls
nosal of the assassins, to he certain
that there would be no failure. He in?
sisted, however, that two men be sent
to kill the woman, one to smother her
cries, as the house in which she re
! sided was directly opposite a police
I office.
Continuing his revelations Abbate
megglo described a burglary committed
by the Camorrlsts at the home of
Count Dauqulno. in Naples, in which
he participated. There was a quarrel
over ttie division of tho booty, which
amounted to $20,000. The leaders In
the Camornv, including Cuoccolo, for
whose murder tho thirty-six prisoners
are being tried, Enrico Alfano, tho
alleged head of the organization, and
De Marlnls, demanded so large a share
of the spoils that none of those who
actively participated In the. crime re?
ceived more than $50.
One Camorrist, who got nothing-, de- i
nounced tho burglars to the police, and
some of them were imprisoned.
Prisoners Shout nt Witness.
I When ho asked President Blanch! .
1 for a postponement, saying that he was
suffering from an Injured foot, the
j prisoners jumped to their feet and .
I shook their fists at the witness. Itapl j
called out: "It Is not your foot front1
which you suffer; It is fear."
"He isn't a man; In; s a phono?
graph," cried Krrlcone, the thief of
the Camorrn, alluding to a report that
n German company had urged Abbitte- |
magglo to permit records of his tes- !
timony to bo taken. ,
Abbatemaggio in the past tnree days'
has received in ally letters and tele?
grams congratulating him upon his
confession, and has also been the re?
cipient of many threats of what Is in
store for one. who violates his vow
as a member of 'the beautiful reform?
ed society." A few correspondents seem
bent on making sport of the situation.
Then there are the. Inevitable theatrical
propositions. One who describes him?
self as Sam Charing, an agent at
Milan of an American theatrical house,
offers tho informer $200 a day for tlie
privilege of exhibiting him in the
United States. This impressed Abbate?
maggio. who i::claimed: "Wouldn't It
be funny If, after being shut In a cage
like a bird, I were to go to America
to become a lion."
N. & w71 VSflFNYl 0 N ED
Government Investigating Alleged Com?
bine of Cool Companies and Itnllronds.
Washington. March 2S.?Tho Depart?
ment of Justice Is investigating what
is alleged to he a giant combine of
coal companies and coal-carrying rail?
roads. It Is said that the Pennsylvania,
Norfolk and Western and Baltimore
and Ohio are prominently mentioned la
reports which the agents have recently
made. The Investigation has been
going on about six month;), and the
department is said to bo in possession
of facts which promise to lead to
something tangible in tho way of ac?
tion.
Interlocutory Decree Is Signed
by Supreme Court
Justice.
comedian cannot remarry
No Alimony Was Asked in
Suit, and None Is
Allowed.
Now York, March :s.?An interlocu?
tory decree of divorce in favor of Edna
Goodrich Goodwin, the actress, from
her husband. Nat C. Goodwin, the
comedian, was signed to-day by Su?
premo Court Justice Glegorlch. Miss
Goodrich Is given permission to marry
again, but Mr. Goodwin Is denied that
permission during the lite of his for?
mer wife.
No alimony was asked by Mrs. Good?
win in her suit, and the decree carries
none.
When they were married in 1300 a
deed of trust was signed by the come?
dian conveying to Miss Goodrich prop?
erty in San Francisco and Los Angeles,
said to he worth several hundred
thousand dollars.
Suit was brought by Miss Goodrich
j shortly after tho fact of the separti
: tion of the actress and comedian be
! came public property a few months
ago. Depositions of witnesses in St.
Louis and other cities were taken,
and submitted nt the hearings before
the referee here, with testimony of
New Yorkers as to alleged Indiscre
] tions of the actor.
1 Following the submission of the
referee's report. Justice Glegerich took
a week to study the case, in its va?
rious features, and then signed the
decree In Its Interlocutory form.
The decree will become fully effec?
tive upon the signing of the final de?
cree,-after three months have elapsed.
The decree acts as a har upon Mr.
j Good wain's remarriage In this State
within his former wife's lifetime. The
Jurisdiction of the court granting the
decree stops at the State boundaries.
will attack law
."?lent Puckers Will Question Validity
of Antl-Triisl Measure.
Chicago, ill.. March 2$,?Attorneys
for ten Chicago meat packers, indicted
ion a charge of having violated the
Sherman anti-trust law. to-day indl
c iled that they would attack the valid?
ity of the law in a demurrer to tho
indictments before United states lds
trlct Judge Carpenter on April ::.
I The packers'counsel raise points that
the act of Congress with the violation
of which i he packers are charged, "docs
not create any crime, as it does not
define any offense ugainst the United
States with sufficient certainty to In?
form the defendants of the nature (if
the* offense." and that the description
of the offense is not one by which these
defendants are able to know in ad
\nnce whether the acts charged are
criminal, therefore is invaltn.
The other seven points in the infor?
mation are conllned to technical ob?
jections to the Indictments themselves
r ?SSI?1isYatIs fTed
t'liinn's Reply tit decent i'ltlmattim
Rlenses Emperor,
St. Petersburg. March 2S.-?The Rus?
sian Foreign Ofllco has telegraphod
the Russian minister at Peking that
China's reply to Russia's ultimatum Is
satisfactory, am! expressing the Em?
peror's gratification at the happy ter?
mination of the negotiations.
China's reply is an Involved attempt
to prove that she fullv acquiesced in
Russia's demands In her replies to
previous Russian notes, and that If
any matters were not specifically men?
tioned It was because It had been taken
for granted that they wore In accord?
ance with the treaty rights. which
China never questioned. As a matter of
formality, China reiterates ' Russia's
right to erect consulates and to free?
dom of trade.
S-lT.sr. TO* CALIFORNIA
Via WashluKton-Sunsot Honte until April
p> Through tourist sleeping cars, person?
ally conducted. Lower horth, |9; upper,
|7 '0 s5 B. BURQBSS 1). P. A.. 920 E. Main.
PRESIDENT USED
HIS INFLUENCE TO
ELECT LORIMER
Urged This in Order to
Obtain Vote for
Tariff Bill
LUMBER DEALER
GIVES EVIDENCE
Declares Also That Aldrich and
Penrose Discussed Matter With
Him, and Insisted on Early
Action by Illinois Legisla?
ture?Inquiry Begins
at Springfield.
Springfield, 111.. March 28.?Thai
President Taft and fe'enators Aldrich
and Penrose urged the election of Wil?
liam Lorimer as Senator from Illi?
nois, in order to obtain a vote for tho
Payno tariff bill, was the burden of
testimony given to-day by Edward
Hlnes, a Chicago lumber dealer, before
the Senate investigation committee,
which to-day began an inquiry into
alleged bribery in the Illinois Legisla?
ture at the time Senator Lorimer was
elected Senator.
Mr. Ilines was the first witness. Ha
testified that President Taft and Sena?
tor Aldrich were uneasy about the sen?
atorial deadlock at Springfield, and
that they had urged him to do his ut?
most In bringing anout Senator Lari?
mer's election. Mr. nines declared
that President Taft was anxious that
Illinois should elect a Senator without
delay, in view of the then pending
tariff bill.
air. Mines said:
Testimony of Hlnea.
"I think along in April, 1000, Sena?
tor Penrose asked me whether a United
States Senator would be elected from
Illinois. I told him that I did not know
anything about the situation. I in?
quired of several Congressmen. Con?
gressman Lorimer did not know any
I thing- more about it than any other
man in Washington.
"Senator Aldrich askod me about
the. matter, and I told him what Con?
gressman Lorimer had stated. I think
Mr. T.orlmer went back to Springfield
again in a few days and returned. 1
nsked him whether he could not be?
come a candidate; whether tho differ?
ent conflicting interests could not de?
cide upon him. He said no; he was not
a candidate, and had not been a candi?
date.
"Then Senator Aldrich came to mo
and told me that the President was
very desirous of Mr. Lorlmer's ne
coming a candidate, and to do all he
could to be elected at the earliest dato
possible, that the tariff hill, tho so
called Payne tariff bill, was then up
In the Senate and showed a very strong
probability of being unable to paa3
if there -was not a Senator from Illi?
nois.
"A very short time prior to Mr.
Lorimer* s election Senator Aldrich
came, to me again and stated the Presi?
dent was very nervous about the situ?
ation in Illinois; that he was afralrt
that the Legislature would adjourn
without electing a United States Sen?
ator. They asked me to take a train
and come to Springfield.
"I telegraphed Congressman Lorimer
('who was in Springfield at the time)
that I was leaving Washington for
Springfield via Chicago. I arrived in
Chicago on the morning of the day
he was elected. I telephoned him I
was going on to Springfield to see
him and carry the message of the
President, to impress upon those in
Springfield that the
wanted Mr. Lorimer
Unite,] States Senator
moment possible.'*
Mr. Hines denied that he had sent
an agent of any character to members
of the Legislature for tho purpose of
aiding Mr. Lorlmer's candidacy.
So Question of Money.
The witness declared that Lhe ques?
tion of financial aid for Mr. Lorimer
was never brought up, either in Wash?
ington. Chicago or elsewhere, that he
knew of.
?lohn I. Mughns, stockholder and
director of the I .n Salle Street National
Pank, which is known as Senator Lorl?
mer's bank In Chicago, tiie only other
witness to-day, also denied the use of
money.
When questioned pointedly, Hughes
denied the suggestion that he had
mada offers of money or political
patronage in exchange for votes for
Mr. Lorimer.
During his examination Mr.
persisted in praising Senator
who. he declared, was ''the
man since the time of Christ."
Offered Pntronage,
At to-night's session of the Senate
Bribery Committee. State Senator
Frank A. Lander of Mollne. declared
that Hughes came to his home and
offered htm putronnge and told him
It would he to his interest "otherwise"
to vote for Senator Lorimer. He did
not ask what the "otherwise" meant.
HELD IN $10,000 BAIL
administration
to be elected
at the earliest
Hughes
"Lorimer,
greatest
Former President of CnrneKle Trust
Company Indicted by tiruml .hiry.
New York. March 28.?Joseph B.
Beichmnnn, former president of the de-:
fun. t Carnegie Trust Company, was In
dieted bv the grand fury late to-day.
charged with having knowingly con?
curred in pinking a false statement last
fall as to the. condition of the Institu?
tion Reichmann returned from Day?
ton (?blo. only last Saturday, so crip?
pled with paralysis that It was difficult,
even to-d.-iv for him to appear In court
t,. plead to the Indictment. Although
the charge against him is onlv a mis?
demeanor, ball was fixed at $10.000. It
W?,s furnished by a surety eomnanv.
The Indictment to-dav Is the second
ngainst an official of the Carnegie
Trust Cothpanv. William ? Cummins
the "'directing >''?"' ?n0 nromoter. bav?
in..- been indicted 1 ist week. Other
Indictments uro expected ttntl^mord
tb.m 10? witnesses are yet to be *&>
aniincd.

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