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THE DISPATCH founded 1k?. UTTTrvT Tn \ttti .--r-.-r-.,-.
the times youNjao uk WHOLE NUMBER 18,646.
Northern Capital Sees
Great F ield for
I Investment.
New York Capitalist Predicts
Wonderful Period of Develop?
ment in South During Next
Ten Years?Calls Rich?
mond Gateway to
Looking to Richmond as a field for
further Investment, about fifty repre?
sentatives of large banking houses of
Now York, Philadelphia. Baltimore and
other Northern cities, arrived in Rich?
mond last night. The party comes here
under the au&plce6 of N. W. Halsey <St
Co., bankers, of New York and Phil?
adelphia, who have recently placed
about J3,0U0,OUO of the bonds of the
Virginia Railway and Power Company,
and who propose to deal even more
lergely In the future in high grade
Southern securities. A. G. Hoyt and J.
?S. Auchlncloss, members of that firm,
aro "personally conducting" the party,
with R. Lancaster WlillamB and W.
Berkley Williams, formerly .of Rich?
mond, now members of the Arm of
Middendorf. Williams & Co., of Balti?
The Baltimore party, led by R. Lan?
caster Williams, came by way of Nor?
folk, inspecting the street car lines
there, which It Is proposed to merge
Into the Virginia Railway and Ptfwer
Company's system, and arriving In
Richmond about 7 o'clock ? ovor tne
Norfolk and Western. The larger num?
ber of the party came In special cars
from New York and Philadelphia, ar?
riving at Main Street Station about 10
o'clock lost night.
To Inspect I.ornl I.lnea.
The visitors plan to leave the Jeffer?
son Hotel this morning at 9 o'clock in
?special trolley curs for a run to Peters?
burg; then back to the Twelfth Street
powerhouse, the remainder of the
morning to be spent In riding through
the Eastern manufacturing, shipping
aud railway sections of the city.
At noon President Northrop, of the
Virginia Railway and Power Company
will entertain at lunch at the West?
moreland Club. In the afternoon the
car ride will be resumed, touring the
Western part of the city, and reaching
the Country Club of Virginia late in
the-afternoon. A dinner will be given
- to-nlfcht r.t the Jefferson'Hotel. Spe?
cial cars will be attached to the 4.50
A. M. Atlantic Coast Line train to?
morrow morning for the return trip.
When the social features for to-night
are over, the visiting party will go at
once to Its private cars In Byrd Street
An Kducniloual Tour.
W. Berkley Williams said last night
that- the trip was largely educational?
that Northern hankers realized the
enormous future before the Southern
States and cities, and had expressed a
desire to see something of Richmond.
Mr. Williams said he believed the visit
here and tour of inspection of such a
party to be of the greatest importance,
aa Richmond had already every ad?
vantage In location and public Im?
provement, needing only capital for
enormouB manufacturing development,
and that capital the firms represented
stand ready to supply. While much
time will be taken In traveling over
the lines of the street railway system,
the meaning of the trip, he thought,
was much deeper than the mere float?
ing of an issuo of street railroad bonds.
Mr. Hoyt, leader of the party, mid
that he was deeply impressed with the
opportunity for Southern investment
and development; that from the strides
whloh Richmond 13 making, he belle/
ed It was the gatoway to a section of
the country which In the next ten
years will lead the world In progress
and development.
Predict* Prosperity.
"I am delighted," said Mr. Hoyt. "at
tho opportunity of coming down myselr
and of bringing with me a number of
friends, who, I feel, will become more
and more closely identified with this
prosperity for the mutual benefit of
all parties. With tho trust decisions
out of the way, with definite principles
and policies laid down, eliminating all
uncertainty, so that corporations and
Investors know Just where they stand,
I feel that the energy and thought of
press and people will now be given to
the discussion of business conditions
and how to Improve them. Any doubt
of pessimism that may have been felt
will give way to optimism, and In my
view a great era of industrial prosper?
ity ts Just about to he ushered In."
Mr. Auchincloss was enthusiastic
over his first view of the main lobby
of the Jefferson Hotel on arrival last
night, saying that first impressions
were always lasting, and that the en?
tire party had been most favorubly
Impressed by the hotel and the
glimpses of the city by moonlight in
driving uptown. As to business con?
ditions",Mr. Auchlncloss said:
"The mercantile and financial strnc
turo^rests upon a more solid founda?
tion to-day than ever before, and with
proper encouragement there Is no rea?
son why this country should not bo
realizing real prosperity before the
closo of the. current year.
"Corporations are raising new cap?
ital, an operation they find compara?
tively easy 'if they enjoy credit, and
?with the money they are borrowing
ll they are enlarging plants and other?
wise extending facilities that they
may be In position to reap their share
of the expanding trade."
Members of Pnrly.
Guests of tho N, W. Hnlsoy Com:
pany on the trip are R. L. Blgelow,
representing Blgelow & Company, New
York; Carrall L. Carmine, represent?
ing. Crouch & Carmine,' Baltlmoro;
George A. Colston, representing Col?
ston, Boyce & Company, Baltimore;
William J. Dovon. representing Owen
Daly & Company, Baltimore; Henry
L. Duer, representing Whelan, Oner &
Lannahan. Balti -ore; R. B.' Hamilton,
representing Crouch & Carmine.. Bal?
timore; G. Ransome Hartman, repre
(Contlttued. on Third Page.)
Asks $6,000,000 From
Mexico for Slaughter
of 303 Subjects.
If Case Is Not Settled Amicably,
Detailed Report of Crimes
Will Be Given to World.
Killing of Chinese Advo?
cated by Speaker at
Mexico City, June 9.?An indemnity
of $6.000.000 gold will be demanded of
Mexico by the Chinese government for
the slaughter of 303 Chinese subjects
and the destruction of their property
In Torreon. It was asserted to-day. The
demand will be backed up by a cruiser,
which is already on the way to Mexi?
can west coast ports.
Three Investigators returned to-day
from Torreon and placed in the hands
of Shung-Sun, of the Chinese legation,
a detailed report of the carnage.
I This report shows that many of the
Chinese were slain in a most Inhuman
I manner, and that, besides, a Chinese
bank And clubhouse-, eighty-nine places
of business were sacked.
In addition to the Indemnity, an
apology for Insult to the Chinese lag
will be demanded; also that aid be ex?
tended to destitute families of the vic?
tims; that the guilty be punished and
the constitutional guarantees of pro?
tection to Chinese lives and property
be made effective.
Of the 12,000,000 pesos Indemnity to
be asked. 2,000,000 Is for property dam?
age and the remainder for the loss of
"I am friendly, as 1? my nation, to
the Mexican people, and to the revolu?
tionary cause," said Mr. Shung. "I will
first present my case to the Mexican
government for Its decision, which. If
favorable, will settle the case atnlca
I bly. If It is not accepted, u detailed re?
port of the crimes will be given to the
world. A cruiser has been sent by
the Chinese government to Mexican
ports, carrying persons who will con?
tinue the Investigation of the treat?
ment of Chinese throughout the re?
public, and who Trill also assist In
pacifying the Chinese residents In the
The report made by the Investigators
goes , back to the an.t.1-foreign, excite?
ment starting on September 10, Mexi?
co's oentennlal. when, at a public meet?
ing In Torreon. the "killing of the
Spaniards first and then the Chinese"
was advocated by a speaker.
"Down with Reyes!"
Mexico City, June 9.?"Down with
Reyes! Viva Madero!" Such was the
I first greeting extended to General Ber?
nardo Reyes when he arrived in the
capital th's afternoon. A few thous
' and residents were at the station, but
the Mnderolsts were the first to ac
Jtnowledge their presence. There were
I no troop formations.
General Reyes was not formally re?
ceived with the honors to which an offi?
cer of his rank is entitled. His recep?
tion was such as any civilian might
receive. The general was taken to th?
home of Hortofo Reyes, his son.
General Reyes, <n response to the
demand of the crowds, appeared at an
upper window and delivered a spe?ch
of one sentence. "In the democratic
contest upon which we are entering."
said he. "I will always bo found, as
I have been In the past, loyal to the
people of Mexico."
Francisco I. Madero expects to meet
Genera) Reyes to-morrow.
Three Mcmlirm of Ohio Aanemhly Ac?
cused by Grand Jury.
Columbus, O.. June 9.?Three mem?
bers of the General Assembly md an
attache were Indicted on bribery
charges to-day by a grand Jury, which
then ndjourncd subject to call. Its In?
vestigation of legislative bribery Is not
complete, but It will not be resumed
for the present.
Those Indicted are: Senator Thomas
A. Dean. Democrat, Sandusky county,
whose name lias been attached to n*nr
ly all the liquor bills during the last
three sessions of th? Assembly: Repre?
sentative Frank M. Calvey, Republican.
Cuyahogn county, member of the House
Calendar Committee: Representative
Georce B. N.ve, Democrat. Pike county:
also a member of the Calendar Com?
mittee, and already under three indict?
ments for bribery solicitation; Stanley
P. Hurrlson. Cuyahoga county, assist?
ant sergoanl-at-arms of the Senate. >
All were Indicted twice, and all I'ur
nslhed $5,000 bond on each Indictment.
I New indictments against Dr. Nye,
j who recently was acquitted on a brib?
ery charge, allege that he solicited 5700
I and "certain moneys" frcin Albert Cor
rotll. a local real estate ugent. >>nd
1.1. H. /Bradford and J. H. Smith, local
I merchants, to prevent the passage of h
! bill to protect game birds.
Harrison was Indicted for acting as
I intermediary in these alleged deals.
I Calvey was Indicted for allegedly so?
liciting $200 from. Mark H. Loudoun. of
I Cleveland, and an unnamed amount
J from \V lt. Hopkins, of Cleveland. In
i connection with the E.lwards under?
ground railway bill. The Dean Indict?
ments go back three years to a time
when the Senator was not In the As?
sembly. In January, 1908. he !s al?
leged to have offered bribes to two
members nf the Senate John A. Drake,
of Hrle county, and W. L>. Atwell, of
Licking county, to have them, as mem?
bers of the Senate Temperance Commit?
tee, vote adversely on the Rose county
option bill.
During the session of 191-8 Sonatora
Drake und Atwell made public charges
that Denn had sounded them on the
Young Impostor Sent to licllcvue for
New York, Juno 9.?The young man
who tried to hang himself In the West
Side Y. M C. A. building Tuesday
night, and when revived said he was
a son of Henry Sherman Boutell, of
Illinois, former Congressman and now
minister to Switzerland, was dis?
charged to-day on a charge of at?
tempting sulcido, but sent to. Bcllcvue
Hospital for examination as to his
I sanity.
; H. S. Boutoll, BOn of the former Con?
gressman, camo fro-n Washington to
appear against the prisoner, and de?
clared that the latter was an Impostor.
Shows No Elatbn Over
Split in Insurgent
While Progressives Are Divided
on Question of Renominating
Him, He Still Believes
That Differences of
Party Leaders May
Be Healed.
Washington, June 3.?While House |
atmosphere shows no electrifying ela- ]
lion over the apparently well founded
stories thai the ranks of the Progres- i
slve Republican League are badly split
over the question of renominating the
President as the standard hearer of
the Republican parly. The President'
in Just as placid over the political out?
look for the future as he was many!
months back, when It looked for a |
while as If he could never obtain an?
other nomination from his party. Now
thai his nomination Is conceded to be j
a foregone conclusion, and that the
President's chances of re-elecilon ap- (
pear to be brightening each day. his
Irlends are delighted, but he personally
retains the same philosophic altitude.
The President is. of course, pleased
with what looks to be a growing pros?
pect that the party leaders, conserva?
tives, progressives and others, will'set
aside their differences. He will be
Immensely pleased after his nomina?
tion if he can find the leade/ra oT the
Progressives practically unanimous In
his support. Party harmony Is what
he has been seeking for months.
The personal relations of the Pro- |
gresslve leaders at the White House I
continue as In the past. Many of them j
will accept the President's renomtna
tlon as wholly for the best for the par?
ty, but personally they will consider ll
hard to swallow. Some of them have j
their own ambitions for the presidency
and hope to gratify these next year.
Others have not found Mr. Taft the
least bit frightened over their opposi?
tion and methods.
Keep Ausjr From "White Houhc.
Senator La Follette, the most radical i
of the Progressives in the Senate, has \
not been to the White House in a .'ear I
or more. Senator Cummins, of Iowa, i
has been a mosl Infrequent visitor to
the. executive oiltces. many months
Fiassing between trips. The tall, ansu
ar Brlstow. of Kansas, has also'kept
away from the White House. His
.trouble, aside from political differences
with the Chief Kxecutlve, has been that
the-Pre*IJ.?nt'has tt'.led no'agree With
whai he wants In Federal patronage in
Kansas. Senator ulapp, of Minnesota,
looks In upon the President at Inter?
vals exceedingly far apart, although
his colleague, Nelson, goes there quite
Senator Bourne, of Oregon, the nead
or the Progressive .League, the man
who fought to the last for a third term
for Roosevelt, has tabooed the White
House for months. Senator Brown, of 1
Nebraska, ranked as a Progressive and
u member of the league, goes to see
the President often, both on business
and to introduce friends and constitu?
ents. Senator Crawford, of -South Da?
kota, also of the Progressive League,
is on good terms with the President,
and said recently that his State would
send a delegation to the Republican
convention for Mr. Taft. Senator Gam?
ble, of the same State, U a warm
friend of the President.
Senator Borah, of Idaho, regarded as
a coming man in politics, opposed to
the President on reciprocity and some
other questions, is frequently with ihn
President on business In Idaho and re?
garding legislative matters. He will
piobably support the President for an?
other term. He Is not a member of the
Progressive League. Senator Dlxon, of
Montana, In good standing In the Pro?
gressive League, sees the President at
Intervals. Senator Poindexter, of Wash?
ington, goes to the White House when
h? desires and is welcomed hy the
He has been there ofton in the last,
few months. Senator Works, of Cali?
fornia, a new ? acquisition to Progres?
sive consolidation, has visited the Pres?
ident several times Senator Kenyan,
of Iowa, has never been at outs with
the White House, where he is held io
high esteem.
Expect to Carry \Vc?(.
President Taffs close political ad?
visers have not the least doubt that
every Western State, unless it Is pos?
sibly Wisconsin, will go Into the next
national convention with a Taft dele?
gation, even If these delegations are
headed hy men like Cummins, Brlstow,
Werks and others. Roosevelt's expect?
ed support of Taft Is sure to bring
about further disintegration of the
Progressive forces on the renomlnntion
qttcsttoh and also to bring the radlca.1 i
voters Into line for the President 'h the |
election following.
The President's most earnest friends
want to see a progressive man put on
the ticket for Vice-President. Senator
Borah Is most often talked of, hut
there Is much doubt whether he would
i accept the nomination. If not.' he
I would probably be'offered the place of
! chairman of the Republican National
Committee and conduct tho campaign.
Unless a Western man is chosen, Post?
master-General Hitchcock will agnin
he chairman, If he Is willing to accept.
Next to him as manager would como
AVIlllam Ix>cb, Jr. of New York, it Is ;
Senator Bourne is expected to keep
Up opposition to tho renomlnntion of
President Taft, but the latter's friends
assert that the Oregon Senator will noi
bo able to control the delegation of
that State, and consequently feel that
the fight of Mr. Bourne will be fruit?
less, even If not farcical. Mr. Bourne's
tenacity in sticking to a lost cause Is
referred to by those who remember
that he was practically .the lono man
in the Republican convention at Chi?
cago three years ago to Insist that
Roosevelt should be renominated. At
the same time he issued most gloomy
forebodings at rapid periods as to the
defeat of Taft If nominated.
Ambassador nail Mrs. Held - Entertain
for Mr. and Mrs. Hnraniond.
London, June 0.?Whltelaw Rold.!
the American ambassador, and Mrs.
Reld to-night gave a dinner and dance
at Dorchester House, in honor of John
Hnvs Hammond, United States ambas
sailor to the coronation of . King
George. and Mrs. Harhmon.l. Tho
function, which was one of the most
hrllllnnt of the season, brought to?
gether a notabln gathering of diplo?
mats;- statesmen, soldiers and social
leaders of England, and many .Ameri?
cans who. have come to London for
the coronation.
Carrie Nation's Career
With Her Hatchet
Forever Ended.
Spirit of Strenuous Anti-Liquor
Crusader Broken When She
Finds Her Grandson Tend?
ing Bar in One of Chi?
cago's Most Notori-'
ous Places.
Leaven worth. Kan.. June 9.?Carrie
Nation the Kansas saloon smasher,
died hero to-nlght. Paresis was the
cause of death. For several months
Mrs. Nation had suffered of nervous
disorders, and on January 22 she en?
tered the sanatorium . In which she
The physician at the sanatorium In?
formed Mrs. Nation several days ago
that the ond was near. She said noth?
ing, but smiled. She became uncon?
scious at noon to-day, and did not
revive Relatives had been tele?
graphed for. but only the doctor and a
nurse were at her bedside when she
. Worry ever lawsuits, which she
brought against a lecture bureau for
failure to pity for services ts said t3
have caused her breakdown.
A Mnrked ContrnM.
The last five months of Mrs. Na?
tion's life was in marked contrast to
her former activity. Once she suw
a physician at the sanatorium smok?
ing a cigarette. She made no remon?
strance, merely saying that she had
done what she could to "eradicate the
The body will be sent to Kansas
City, whcr? a nephew Uvea. Funeral
services will be held there probably
on Sunday.
Carrie Moore Nation was horn near
Versailles. Ky., sixty-five years ago.
In 1S75 she was married to a Dr. Lloyd
and lived fo ? one year at Holden, Mo.
Her husband died of delirium tremens.
After ten years of widowhood, she
married David Nation, and for a time
lived In Warrensburg. Mo0 where she
was the editor of a paper.
They later moved to Richmond, Tex.,
where Nation conducted s'.ioh p'/str.ahn.
ous reform campaign' that they' kept
the Lono Star 'States in a constant tur?
moil. In the national' campaign of
1SS-I the Nations lncurre.1 the enmity
of a certain class, and -, one nlsht
twenty men gave Nation a severe beat?
ing. They then moved to Medicine
Lodge, Kan.
Beprlna Her Crunude.
Mrs. Nation had long fostered the
anti-liquor sentiment, and in 1901 she
began her sensational crusades of phy?
sical violence asainst saloons.
Mrs. Nation's first saloon-smashing
was done In the bar of the Carey Hotel
at Wichita, December 27, 1900. She
remained In Jail several days as a
result. On January 21. 1901, armed
with her favorite weapon, a hatchet,
Mrs. Nation, made another attack In
Wichita. This time she smashed two j
During the next three months Mrs.
Nation surprised liquor sellers 111 va?
rious Kansas town5, appearing miner- !
aided and leaving a trail of ruined
bar room fixtures wherever she went.
Few suloonlsts used violence In re^
slating Mrs. Nation, although she was
assaulted and hurt while wrecking a
place at Enterprise. Kansas.
Aroused by the acts of the dauntless
woman, the ' people of Kansas began
to demand that all saloons be closed.
Smashing - partleB were organized all |
over the Stale. As a result of agita?
tion, bills were passed by the Legisla- !
ture strengthening the prohibitory j
In August, 1901. her husband ob?
tained a divorce, and is now said to '
be Hying a retired life in Iberia, O. ;
Then followed many memorable trips
by the crusader In many 'States of the
Union, lecturing on the evils of drink,
and in many oases following her
speeches up with practical demonstra?
tion in "Joint smashing." She was
arrested several times for destroying
property, "out 'always escaped vary
Accumulnleil Fortune.
By the sale of "souvenirs," by lec?
tures and other profitable exhibitions
of sersolf, Mrs. Nation Is said to have
accumulated a fortune of nearly ?130,
Many melodramntic and farcical in?
cidents occurred during her tours, but;
the one that first broke the warlike '
spirit of the turbulent crusader occur?
red in one of the lowest dives In Chi?
cago about midnight. She had been
making the rounds of the saloons ex?
horting the occupants to lead better
lives, when a young man serving
drinks to the human wrecks said to j
her: "Hello, Grandma Nation." Phe
did not recognize hiih, but as she was \
generally addressed ns "Grandma," she!
thought nothing of it. Sho asked th> :
boy if he didn't have a mother. :ind
if he wasn't ashamed of the life he j
was lending. The boy looked at her j
lr.. amazement and said: "Why, .lon't |
you remember me? I'm Rllcy White,
ycur little grandson?!' The woman col-,
lapsed, snnk to the sawdust covered i
floor, sobbing hysterically 'and paving
no attention to the girls who bent
over her. Her spirit was broken, and
.since then she had never been tho
aggressive, disturbing Carrie Nation of
On February 13, 1911, she fin (To red
u nervous collapse In Eureka .Springs.
Ark., and* never recovered from Its
effects. After living with her sister
at Eureka Springs for a while, she
moved to the Evergreen Hospital,
Leavenworth, Kan. j
Good Things for Sunday
The fitory hi Sunday'* Tlnic.i-Dln
IMitcli on the Hiiiironcblnir tillver
wedding anniversary of President
and Mrn. Taft will lie a very read?
able contribution, und nhnuld not
be missed. Tbcre In nlno n good
article telling Ihmv the President
kern? cool durlimr the hot nummor
iImj-m in WnxkluKton vthllc the mem?
ber* of Congress lire ?wclteiing lit
the capital.' Orimorw Mill enjoy
a.ntory showing how tho govern?
ment In Interesting Itself In (lie
gTcnt apple Industry.
It Might Be Fattened on Reve?
nues Drawn From
Insurgent Republican Would
Have Necessities of Life
Weshlngton. D. C. June 3.? Repre?
sentative Warburton, of Washington,
a newly elected Republican Insurgent
In the House of Representatives, charged
Conjire}=F to-day \ylth . letting millions'
of dollars go to waste that It might
collect in Internal revenue taxes on
tobacco. He attacked the pending
wool tariff revision offered by the
Democrats, declaring that their plea
of getting revenue for the gov?
ernment Treasury was not a serious
argument for keeping high duties ou
woolen goods.
"If the government would put a rea?
sonable tax on tobacco, which may bo j
considered a luxury," said Mr. War
burton, "'It could let in woolen goods,
cotton goods and sugar without any
tariff whatever. If this country taxed
tobacco I'-ngland or Franco does
we could close the doors of all the
custom houses, except as tu the Im?
portations ui' liquors and tobaccos.
Mr. Warburton said the Democrats
had been afraid to reduce the duties
on wool any further, for fear of the
consequences at the next election if
?the woolen Industry was prostrated
by the removal of protection. Htt said
tho Democrats had been compelled to
adopt the Republican doctrine of
protection, and' excused themselves on
the ground of needing revenue.
"And in the meantime," said ilr.
Warburton, "American people are pay- <
ing six times as much tax to the gov- j
ernment on sugar ns they are on 5-1
cent cigars; twelve times as much on i
sugar as on Ill-cent cigars; thirty |
times as much on sugar as on 25-cent I
cigars, and sixty times as much on I
sugar as on 50-?-ent cigars. The rich I
man who smokes a Sfi-cent cigar pays j
1 2-10 cents tax o neach dollar's worth i
of them, while Iiis gardener who
smokes 5-oent cigars pays (> cents tax
on his dollar, and his washerwoman,
who buys a dollar's worth of sugar,
pays S6 cents tax on It."
Representative Peters, of Massachu?
setts, a Democratic member of. the
Ways and Means Committee, which
framed the wool bill, uald r?ool and
woolen goods would have been made
free but for the necessity of raising
revenue. He said the duties had been
placed as low as was consistent with
securing enough tariff revenue to run
the government.
Will Summon Mormon Lender. |
Washington, June 0.?Tho House
special committee to investigate the
American Sugar Refining Company has
! decided to summon Joseph Smith, pres
1 idem of tho Mormon Church, to tell
what he knows of the dealings of the
I so-called sugar trust with th0 beet
i sugar inlerests controlled hy the
! church;
Subpoenas will be Issued for loading
! beet sugar men In the West. Chalr
I man Hardwick, of tho committee, said
: to-day that the committee will h.iprln
j Its public hearings with the testi?
mony of Kastern sugar men. and that
President Smith and other Western I
men will not he heard until the Hast?
ern witnesses hnvc tinlshed their tes?
flunk Clerk Crushes HI* Skull With
Philadelphia, Pa.^June 9.?William R.I
Taylor, a stock broker, was beaten o*i I
the head with n hammer and almost
killed during a quarrel in hin office
in the Drexel Building to-day hy C!eo.
W. Stilton, aged twenty-four years, on
employe of a banking house. Taylor's
skull was fractured, and late to-night
it was reported that his condition vvas
critical. Sutton was arrested and hold
to await the result of Taylor's Inlu
rles. Taylor is reputed to be wealthy
Taylor's brother-in-law, M. J. Dai
ton, declares that Stilton attacked Tay?
lor with the hammer without provoca?
tion. Sutton, at his hearing -to-day,
said that ho hit Taylor In oelf-dofenso.
From Sizzling Belt in West It
is Stealing East?
Chicago Swelters Under Hottest
Sun It Has Known for
Forty Years.
Washington. June 9.?stealing East?
ward from a. sizzling belt triat to-day
stretched over the Middle West, Is a
hot wave that threatens to make tem?
peratures soar all along the line as
far as New England to-morrow. It
kept Weather'Bureau forecaster Frank
Field busy to-night hanging record
scores. Keokuk, 100, was a high-water
mark for the season. So was 100 at
Omaha, and the same report rolled in
from points in IlllnoiB. All through an
area that embraced Iowa. Illinois, Ne?
braska. Missouri nnd Kansas the tem?
perature touched or broko records with
readings of from 90 to 100. including 98
at Chicago, olllclal, and the. official fig?
ures arc much more comfortable than
the thermometers In the down town
streets of sweltering citlos. In the
South, the heat continued to-day, and
is warming up in the East. States in
this section marking up ft 4 nnd up?
wards to-day, with advancement prom?
ised to-morrow. /
All Records Smashed.
Chicago, June 9.?There never has
been before a June day in Chicago as
hot ns to-day In the forty years which
the temperature record has been kept.
About 10 o'clock to-day, after a cool
night, tho temperature rose steadily
till t' o'clock, when 9S degrees were
rglstered by the official thermometer,
on the tower of the Federal building.
The government street thermometer
registered three degrees higher, mak?
ing the street temperaturo over 100
The heated area extended over the
territory 500 miles south and wost of
Chicago. Numerous prostrations were
reported In Chicago, but the police re?
ceived no reports of death due to heat.
Mrs. Susan Miller, wife of an attorney,
was drowned In Lake Michigan, while
seeking relief from the heat.
Even hotter weather is predicted by
the government bureau for to-morrow.
places go begging
Few ApplfcantH for Appointment to
Military Academy.
Washington, June 9.^-With the spe?
cial examination for candidates for
appointments this year to the Unlttid
States Military Academy, less than a
month distant, the War Department Is
distressed over th'e absence of any ap?
plicants for forty vacancies In congres?
sional and senatorial districts. In nd- 1
dltlon. there ?.re nearly 100 vacancies
with no applicants In the clu.3s to en?
ter in 1912.
Tho examinations, for this year's ap?
pointments will be teld July 5, and
the War Department I j-day made pub?
lic the following list ot congressional
and senatorial districts for whom no
candidates have been named: Alabama,
Third; Arkansas. Second, Third, Sev?
enth; Louisiana. Third, Fourth, Sev?
enth; North Carolina- Second, Fifth,
Seventh; Mississippi. S<mator Percy,
First. Third. Fourth. Fifth. Sixth,
Klghth; Tennessee, First; Texas, Sec?
Luke I.tliHrec and Yukon River Are
Free From Ice.
Seattle. Wash., Juno 0.?It became
known here to-day that Lake Lebargo
Is free from lco and f.ho Yukon River
Is open for navigation along tts en?
tire length. The rtrst boat for Daw
son, the steamer White Horse, will
leave White Horse to-night.
The opening of navigation sets free
htinclrods of thoso who have beer: walt
Ing In White Horse and Skngway nnd
quantities of freight.
Commander Anderson, of Gunboat
Yorktown, T'nsses Examination.
Wnshlngton, June 9.?Commander E.
A. Anderson, of the gunboat Yorktown,
having passed his examination for
promotion, will become a captain June
I 1. Ho soon will bo detached from
the commune! of the Yo'-ktown and
will be assigned to the command of a
Inrgor vessel, In conformity with his
ndvancod rank. Commander Anderson
is a riatlve of North Carolina,
Comm itteeBel ievesT h at
Through Them Law ;
Is Evaded.
Roberts and Gayley, of Steel Cor?
poration, Put Through Grill of'
Questions by Congressional ";
Probers?Appearance of J.
Pierpont Morgan r.s Wit?
ness Awaited.
Washington. .June 9.?The first clash
between the Mouse -committee of in?
quiry Into the United States Steel Cor?
poration affairs and counsel for dhnt
combination, H. V. Linda bury, occurred
to-day, when Percival Ulbert.-. Jr., ;i
director, was under examination.
Mr. .Roberts, and former V.lce-Presi?
dent James Gayley, of the corporation.;
were to-day's witness, l.ptn testuyw.g
that agreements as to p.irceimjj
output were made between stetj ina-ut
facturers before the steel corporation
wan formed.
The committee to-day sought to
show thiit through the "Gary umneiiA'
the price of steel products were main?
tained and competition curtailed, u?
effectively as they were prior to in<s
steel corporation's formation, by gen?
tlemen's agreements made despite ine
Sherman anti-trust law.
"Was It the same spirit of philan?
thropy that guided Independent sllc!
manufacturers to muku agreements no
fore the organization of the United .
States Steel Corporation'.'" Representa)
live Beall. of Texas, asked Dlrectoi
Roberts, "as prompted the steel cor?
poration to save the nation In 19UT by
taking over the Tennessee Coal and
Iron Company?" ?
No Philanthropy.
Mr. Roberts was replying that he did
not believe philanthropy entered Into
business, when Attorney Llndabury
protested agulnst thn question.
"I submit," said Mr. Llndabury. "that
arguments between the questioner anvi
the witness are unseemly."
The form of question was modified,
and Mr. Roberts answered that since
the formation of thg 3teei corporation
business men In this country had new
ideals which governed them to avert
destructive competition. '
"I believe." he said, "that through
tho Gary dinners, men In the steel
business have accomplished great re?
sults'for the . benefit of all by the ap-'
plication . of... good common American
sense. Example has a great deal to
do with the affairs of this world."
With J. Pierpont Morgan In mind,
though not mentioning him by name,
Chairman Stanley asked: "Is there In'
the financial world to-day a man of.
infinite power and vast Interests whoso
example Is regarded in a way as tho
law by big business men?"
"No," replied Mr. Roberts. "I think
there are certain new Ideals of co?
operation which govern us all, Ideals
that may bo personified in certain In
dlvldauls." ,
"Is there such an individual in
America?" asked Mr. Stanley.
"Yes, I think so."
"Where does he reside?"
"I think his name is legion. At
least that Is the hope for the future
of this country. If we destroy Indi?
vidualism we surely will get Into
"Who Is the example In the steol
"I think no one man particularly.".
"Is there not one man," Mr. Stanley
continued, "whose example business
men of the nation follow on account
of his immense grasp of modern con?
ditions, his touch which potentiates
the railroads of the nation, the steel
manufacturing business, the estab?
lishment of banks and extends to all
the multifarious ramlllcationo of busi?
ness of the country and who cannot
only frame business conditions, but
change them by the mere press of a
< ?Quallties and Ideals."
"I suppose I have In mind who you
mean," Mr. Roberts answered smiling?
ly. "Whatever he may accomplish for
tho good of the government and up?
holding the business interests of the
country, he does by reason of his
qualities and his Ideals. It is not be?
cause of Iiis personality and name. It
is the Ideal which he represents that
makes the country what It Is."
Many inqucrles are reaching th?
committee as to when Mr. Morgan Is
to be summoned as a witness. Chair?
man Stanley and other members de?
cline to commit themselves, . but it
is reported Mr. . Morgan will be sub?
poenaed and asked many questions re
luting to his Interests in the steol and
railroad business, his banking con?
nections and Influences and his part
in the organization of the United
States Steel Corporation and its ab?
sorption of the Tennessee Coat and
Iron Company during the 1907 panic.
A new line of testimony was sought
to bo developed by tho committee, trie
Idea being to bring out facts con?
nected with tho absorption of the Car?
negie Steel Company by the Steel
Ono phase of this transaction has
been related by John W. Gatus, an?
other by Judge Gary, and to-day tho
committee started In to probe It from
the Carnegie side, through Mr. Gay?
loy, who had been ono of the Carnegie
partners and later an official of the
Steel Trust.
. Grtnvth of the t.'nracrdc Company.
Questioned by Mr. Young. Mr. Oay-'
ley said that the progress of the busi?
ness of the Carnogle Company 'was
tremendous. Its blast furnaces In?
creasing from five to eleven; It had
Increased the capacity of Its rail mills;
It had acquired the Duqucsno mill arid
expanded it; It had acquired the
Homestead plant and built it from *
mill Into a city of mills: it hud ob?
tained vn.st oro beds In thn Lake Su?
perior district and bought largo
coking coal acreage?. ?.
Tn addition, thero were constant Im?
provements in methods of pig 'ron
making and the producing of steel

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