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THE DISPATCH FOUNDED ISM
TUB TIMES FOUNDED 19S?.
WHOLE NUMBER 18,681.
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1911.
T.HE WEATHER TO-DAY?F?lr.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Plan for Legislation Fol?
lows Conferences
of Leaders.
TAFT GRATIFIED
AT ANNOUNCEMENT
Action on Reciprocity Will Be
Taken on July 22, and Other
House Measures Will Follow
Promptly?Adjournment
Expected Early in
August.
Washington. July 14.?The Senate
?will vote on the Canadian reciprocity
bill July j'. on the wool tariff revision
bill July 2T. on the free list bill Au?
gust 1. congressional reapportlonment
bill August 3, statehood bill for Arl
ror.a and New Mexico on the leclsla
tlve day of August 7. and will adjourn,
according to general understanding
quickly thereafter. This voting pro?
gram, decided upon after prolonged
conference to-day, was agreed to by
the Senate. j
The agreement, following a series
ol conferences between Senators Pen- i
rose. I .a Follette, Martin, Smoot,
Bailey. Stone. Burton. Borah. Brlstow.
Bourne and other Senators, was j
formally off? red in the Senate by Sen?
ator Penrose as leader of the Repub?
licans.
The agreement contained no specitic
provision regarding adjournment, hut
It is understood generally that ad?
journment will follow immediately
the disposition of the statehood bill.
All the measures mentioned have
pasted the House
Tuft i? Pleased.
President Taft was quickly ac?
quainted with the Senate's action and
expressed his gratification, particular?
ly over the precedence given the re?
ciprocity bill In the program.
Senator Cummins, of Iowa. Insur?
gent, after adjournment to-day ex?
pressed conviction that despite the
program there would be general tariff
revision before the close. He based
his belief on the fact that the Demo?
crats and Insurgents would stand to?
gether and force amendments to the
free list bill, adding wool, sugar, steel,
cotton, etc.. to that measure.
"At leas; we shall have legislative
revision before we adjourn," he said.
"I do not know what the President
Will do. but we will give 1.1m a chance
to speak for himself."
The understanding forecasts the end
of a Ions; struggle in the Senate over
the reciprocity and the Democratic
'tariff measures. The final votes will
not be taken on the hills named until
the dates tlxed. but amendments can
be disposed of from time to 'Imp.
No agreement was reached on the
campaign publicity bill. Senator Pen
rose. Republican leader, announced that
It had been found impossible to In-1
elude In the definite agreement any j
more subjects than those named. Sen- I
ator Martin. Democratic leader, as- I
sured Senator Kenyon. Republican In?
surgent, that the Democrats would
make every effort to secure a vote on
the publicity measure which would
require publicity of campaign funds
before election.
Will Press Resolution.
Senator Borah is determined to press
the Joint resolution providing for the
election of Senator? by direct vote,
and he will lose no chance to bring
nbout an agreement between the con?
ferees on that measure. He. has so
notified them, and they have agrec-d
to have their first meeting within the
next day or two.
The Brlstow amendment to the Ca?
nadian reciprocity hill, proposing a re?
duction of the sugar tariff, and the
abolishment of the "Dutch standard"
basis of assessing tariff on imported
sugar, was defeated this afternoon. 3S
to 8. With the fate of reciprocity pre.
determined In favor of that measure,
Senators already are speculating on
the possible result of the proposed
votes on the two tariff bills?wool and
fre6 list?Included in to-day's agree?
ment. No one would undertake to
predict the outcome, but all agreed
on the one point that the success or
the failure of the measures depends
fntirely upon whether the Democrats
tnd Insurgent Republicans can get to- J
?ether on any line of action.
Return to Old Customs.
Washington. July M.?The Senate
discussed for an hour to-day how It i
could get back to old customs of de?
bate Senator Bacon's proposed rule, i
which he said was designed to restore
congressional debate wh.lch now "reads
like a page of a sensational novel" to
Its former decorum, has provoked wide
comment
New Senators are incl'ned to think
that the charges of mixing too freelv
In the debate are aimed at them. Sen
ntor Root said to-day that the present
method of .'ndiscrlmlnate dehnte was
"destructive of deliberate considera?
tion of legislation." and Senator Lodge
llkew'se declared that the Senate must
reform Its methods or beeoma the
laughing stock of deliberate assem?
blies.
No action was taken.
Senator .Cummins introduced new
amendments to the Canadian reci?
procity bill to-day. One sought to
couple a revision of the tariff on
metals with the reciprocity measure;
the other proposed a revls on of the
duty on oilcloth and llneoloum.
Senator Brlstow resumed his speech
against the reciprocity bill, and hig
attack on the present sugar tariff.
Senator Brlstow doolarcd Cuban reci?
procity had taken $10,000.000 out of
the government's revenue from the
sugar tariff and put it Into the treas?
ury of the sugar trust.
"That 20 per cent, reduction in the
sugar duty." said he, "has enabled
the sugar refineries to buy their sugar
In Cuba at 20 por cent. less. The tfuhnn
has recolvcd no more for his sttgar
and the American consumers have re
cwived no benefit."
LOWRY TESTIFIES AGAIN
Witness tn Sugar Inquiry Before House
Investigating Committee.
Washington, July 14.?Krank C. Low
ry. salts agent for the Federal Sugar
Kellnlng Company again testified
before tho House Sugar Investigating
Committee to-dav. lie had said that
the elimination or reduction of duty
or, sugar would benefit the consumer,
and Representatives Maltby. of New
York, atid Fordnoy, of Michigan, cought
repeatedly to have him admit that
facts ami figures which they laid ee
forc him proved that this was not
a fact.
Much of the commlttce'a attention
was given to a book by Professor
Georgo Thompson, of Yale University,
presented to each member with tho
compliments of tho American Cane
Growers' Association. It presented
glowlns; pictures ot the prosperity cf
employes of the sugar industry of to?
day. Mr. rtainey declared that th*
book has been sent out 10 the Ameri?
can people "for the purpose of pulling
something over their eyes to keep tnein
from knowing the real facts."
The witness said ho did not know
01 any restriction or destruction of
competition In the sugar business In
the United Stales. He Insisted upon
explaining, despite Mr. Malby's ohlec
tion. that his company Is In a different
position from the "trjst" In that It
is not "down here asking for high
protective duties for the benefit of
Its employes."
NOW LABOR SUNDAY
Churches to Devote Day to Discussion
of Worklugmcn's Questions.
Now York. July 3 4.?In a call sent
out to-day by the Federal Council --f
the Churches, more than 125.00? Pro?
testant ministers are requested to
preach on some nhase of the labor
q?est'oh on Labor Sunday, September
3. It is recommended that wherever
possible a union service be helj by
the churches <n Sunday night, to wbieii
organized labor and all other work?
ing men and women be. Invited; and
that tne various ministers preacn ser?
mons appropriate to the occasion In
their own churches on the morning ??
September 2.
The movement Is *n line with a reso?
lution adopted at a recent conven?
tion of tho American Federation of
Labor, designating the Sunday tire
ceding the tirst Monday In September
as Labor Sunday, and asking the
churches to devote the day to the
discussion of some phase of the IsD?T
question.
JUDGE DIKE PREPARED
Tells "Gentleman Burglar" He Waited
for Ulm Several Nights.
New.York, July it.?While Lietiten?
ant Karl von Metz Meyer, formerly
of the Norwegian army, was relating
to County Judge Dike. In Brooklyn to?
day how he had robbed numerous
houses in the vicinity of the Judge's
1-ome. he said:
"I broke into the house next to your
home."
"Yes. and the next morning I bou-rht
a rifle for your benefit." replied Judge
Dike. "I waited for you several nights,
and If you had appeared I can ajsur-i
you th?t you would not be here, to- |
day."
Meyer, who had been a bank clerk. 1
:.r.d who Is well connected In Norway,
pleaded guilty In opposition to his
attorney's wishes, and Judge Dike re?
manded him for sentence Monday.
NEW ARENA IN PROSPECT
Syndicate to Bred Hulldlug to Replace
Madison Square Garden.
Albany. N y . July 14.?The demoli?
tion of Madison Square Garden, which
Is to be replaced by an office build?
ing, will not deprive New York for
long of a great Indoors amusement
hall and arena, according to the rlans
of an exposition company Just Incor?
porated. A new arena will be built
ever tne New York Cential Railroad
iracks above the Grand Centrr.l Sta?
tion, to cost between S2.dOO.Oeo and
(3,000,000, and to provide a suitable
place for holding exhibitions, athletic
contests, bicycle races and political
conventions The arena will be 2S.;.
by 112 feet and will be compl*tud in
January.
WOMEN SING SPEECHES
I.os Angeles -ml r;isUt? Get Arouu?
City Ordinance,
Los Angeles. Cal., July n.?Woman
suffragists. wl-.o were informed a day
or two ago that they could not con?
duct their "doughnut campaign" In
city parks. If they delivered "vt-tes
for women" speeches, got around the
prohibitive ordinance last night by
setting their speeches to music and
singing them.
The opening of the "doughnut cam?
paign," as i heir picnic meetings are
called, occurred In Hollenback Fark.
under the auspices of the Wage-Earn
ir.g Woman's Suffrage League. It was
In effect a defiance of the police and
park board . J
DATE IS SET FOR TRIAL
Case Against McXaniaras Will Be
Opened October 11.
Los Angeles. Cal., July 14.?After
setting October 10 as the date for
the opening of the. McNamara dyna?
miting trial, Judge Bordwell discov?
ered that an election on State con?
stitutional amendments would bo h?l.l
on that day. The court therefore des?
ignated October 11 for the opening
of the trial. The date was set as a
compromise between the contending
claims of the defense and prosecution.
John D. Fredericks, district attorney,
announced that the prosecution was
ready to go to trial at any time.
DENIES CASTRO HAS LANDED
But Venezuela Takes Precautions to
Avoid Revolutionary Movement.
Wiliemstad, Curacao, July 14,?The
Venezuelan government denies a re?
port that former President Castro has
landed at Maracaibo, on"the west shore
of Lake Maracaibo. The, government,
however, tsj taking precautions to
avoid a revolutionary movement In
the vicinity of Goajlro Peninsula.
General Jose Antonio Da villa, who |
landed secretly at Buen Ay re Inland
last Saturday night, arrived here, to?
day. Davilla Is a close friend of Cas?
tro, and la regardeel as a formidable
warrior.
ICE FAMINE RELIEVED
Twelve Big Barges Arrive In New
York Fully Ladeu.
New York, July 14.?The ice famine
here, precipitated by the recent hot
weather, was relieved to-div by the
prrlval of twelve big Ice barges fully
laden. This, however, will not termi?
nate the district attorney's investiga?
tion, prompted by Mayor Gftynor, into
charges that the Knickerbocker ic>
Company unjustifiably increased th?
prlco of Ice to retailers during' tne
stress of weither.
Ten pollco detectives have been
working on tho ease, and there is a
possibility of its presentaticn to the
grand Jury.
Sin.ooo.ooo Contract Awarded.
St. Paul, Minn.. July 14.?The Cana?
dian Northern Railway to-day awarded
ft contract to a St. Pnul tlnn for tho
construction of fifty-five miles of rail?
way, to cost $15.000,000. The line will
extend from Port Arthur, Ont., on the
north shore of Lake Superior, to fiel I
wood Junction, Just north of Sudbury,
Ont.
ANGLO-JAPANESE
ALLIANCE SIGNED
Great Britain No Longer
Possible Enemy of
United States.
TERMS MODIFIED
BY NEW VERSION
Revision of Treaty Largely Re?
sult of Discussion of Foreign
Affairs at Imperial Confer?
ence?Expected to Facilitate
Arbitration Movement to
Other Countries.
London. July 14.?The Anglo-Japan?
ese alliance has been modified to ex?
clude the United States from Great
Britain's possible enemies, and the
life of the alliance has been extended
nearly six years by the new version
of the treaty, which .Sir Edward Grey,
the British .Secretary of Foreign Af?
fairs, and Count Kato, Japanese am?
bassador at London, signed yesterday.
The orlgl.-.al agreement, which was
signed August 12. 1003. included eight
articles and a preamble.
Article 2 of the original agreement,
of special Interest to the United States,
read:
"If by reason of unprovoked attack
or aggressive action, wherever arising
on the part of any other power or
powers, either contracting party should
be Involved In war In defense of Its
territorial rights or special Interests
mentioned in the preamble of this
agreement, the other contracting party
will at once come to the assistance of
Its ally, and will conduct the war in
common, and make peace In mutual
.?igreemeint with it."
t rged In HlKh Places.
This clause made It possible that
in the event of war between the
United States and Japan, the arms of
Great Britain would be turned against
their cousins on the other side of the
Atlantic. To make Impossible such a
contingency, a revision of the treaty
haj been urged In high places, and an
Associated Press dispatch from Tok'.o
on July 11 set forth that Japan, being
convinced that a war with the United
States waa beyond belief, readily
agreed to such a qualification of the
treaty as would make possible a per?
manent arbitration treaty between
England and America.
The only practical difference between
the original agreement and the new
version Is embodied In Article four,
which reads:
"Should either high contracting party
conclude a treaty of general arbitra?
tion with a third power. It Is agreed
that nothing in this agreement shall
entail upon such contracting party an
obligation to go to war with the power
with whom such treaty of arbitration
Is In force."
The preamble states:
"The government of Great Britain
and the government of Japan, having
In view the changes which, have taken
place since the conclusion of the Anglo
Jupmese agreement, and believing that
a rev.sion of that agreement respond?
ing to such changes will contribute to
the eeneral stability and repose, have
agreed upon the following stipulations
to replace the agreement above men?
tioned."
Objects of Alliance.
Then follow the objects of the alli?
ance, as set forth in the previous draft.
These Include the consolidation and
maintenance of general peace in the
' regions of Eastern Asia and India,
the preservation of the commerce In?
terests of all the powers in China, and
the maintenance of the territorial
rights of the contracting parties in the
regions of Eastern Asia and India and
the defense of their special Interests
In tl.ose regions.
The revision of the treaty Is known
to have been largely the result of the
discussion of foreign affairs at the
Imperial conference, and was respon?
sive to the wishes of the colonies, par?
ticularly Australia. That it was con?
summated so soon was a surprise to
the diplomats. The extension of the
1 time of the alliance is another sur
I prise.
It was another surprise, although It
has not been expected, that the revis?
ion would be so speedily arranged.
The changes made coincide with pub?
lic expectations, and the greatest sat?
isfaction is felt that the distasteful
possibility of Great Britain being
drawn into a conflict between Japan
and the United States no longer exists.
Sir Edward Grey is the recipient of
hearty congratulations on the success?
ful and prompt negotlatir. s of the
new treaty, which is regarded as likely
to facilitate the extension of the ar?
bitration movement to other countries.
TO ARGENTINA FOR BEEF
J. Ogden Armour Pulnla Out Necessity
to American I'ackers.
New York. July 14.?American beef
packers must go to Argentine for tbe-r
! products, said J. Ogden Armour to-div.
if they wis;i to retain their hold upon
the exportation of beef. Mr. Armour
was asked what was meant uy the
American beef men's Invasion of South
America when he arrived from Europe
on :lie steamer Lusltanla.
"The United stntes can r.o longer
afford to export beef," he said, 'fir it
is all needed to supply the horn,- de?
mand. This has been the condition
for some time, and it is more forcibly
put to the American packer every -lay
There is a great demand In Germany
end England for American DSCltetl
meats, and Argentina oners the sim?
plest solution."
MATTER OF CONSCIENCE
Art'h?eucon IteMujnN HeemiKC Church
opposes the Notional Game.
Pensacola, Fla., July 14.?Archdeacon
William H. Allen, of St. Catherine'?
Episcopal Church, has tenderod his res?
ignation as a member of the Pensacoli
Ministerial As^oci.i I ion. Bf . which ho
whs'president, as a tesu|t of the action
of that organization In prosecuting
baseball plnyers for playing ball on
I Sunday. The archdeacon! who s one
I of the most prominent ministers In
Florida, In an Intorvlew is quoted as
saying that baseball la a matter of
conscience solely.
PROBE AGREED ON
IN WHEY CASE
House Committee Soon
Will Begin Inves?
tigation.
PUBLIC HEAKINGS
A iv jl i? Bel HELD
Any Persons Whose Testimony
Is Desired Will Be Subpoenaed.
President Taft Hears From
Chemist's Friends, Express?
ing Confidence?Matter
Discussed by Cabinet,
Washington. D C. July 14.?A con?
gressional investigation of the charge*
against Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief
chemist of the government and famous
as a "pure food" expert, whom Attor?
ney-General Wlckersham recommended
for dismissal because of irregulari?
ties in appointment, of experts, was
agreed on to-day by the majority
members, of the House Committee on
Department of Agriculture Bxpendl
i?res.
For a half-hour previous to the meet?
ing the Democratic members were in
conference and decided tiiat the inves?
tigation should be made. It was left
to the full committee to determine
when the. investigation should begin,
who should be the first witnesses sum?
moned and other details.
Wants to Kuow,
A Democratic member declared that
the committee wanted to know "who
wanted Dr. Wiley fired, and why."
The recommendation that Dr. Wiley
be dismissed and the reasons therefor,
in h.ls opinion, should be thoroughly
gone into
Chairman Moss, of the committee,
called at once on Secretary of Agri?
culture Wilson for all the papers and
testimony in his possession which had
to do with the board's action.
The committee authorized Issuance
of t-ubpoer.is for any persons who In
the chairman's opinion should be called
on to testify.
Public hearings will begin at soon
as the papers have been received,
which probably will be early next
week. Secretary Wilson. Solicitor Mc
Cabe and members of the personnel
board, which recommended Wiley's re?
moval, probably will be summoned
first.
?Wide Interest In Case.
Letters and telegrams expressing
confidence in Dr. Wiley and urging
F'rf-'ident Taft to consider most care?
fully the charges made against him
by the personnel board of the depart?
ment and indorsed by Attorney-Gen?
eral Wlckersham came pouring Into
the White House to-day from all over
the country.
Many of the messages were from
commercial organizations, others from
Personal friends of the President and
of Dr. Wiley, and still others from
organizations especially Interested in
organization;, especially interested in
Dr. Wiley's work. Neither the White
House officials nor Dr Wiley had any
; thing further to say to-day about the
! case, although it was up for discussion
! at the regular meeting of the Cabinet.
< Secretary of Agriculture Wilson said
' before the Cabinet meeting that he did
1 not know how joon the doctor's an
j swer to the charges against him
might be expected. Secretary Wilson
also said to-day that he. personally
had had little to do with the Wiley
case. He said, however, that the per?
sonnel board which recommended his
resignation was a permanent board,
such as exists In most government
departments; that it had not acted
hurriedly, and that its conclusions had
been reached after hearings.
Discussed by Cabinet.
The Wiley-Wlckersham case, as it,
has come to be known, was Informally
discussed at to-day's Cabinet meeting,
the regular session of President Taft's
advisers. Beyond this, however, no
action was taken. Secretary Wilson
had nothing to report beyond what
President Taft, knows. There were
some indications that Secretary Wilson
was displeased with what he regards
as too much newspaper talk from Dr.
Wiley, but the noted chemist Is said
to have sent word to the White House
that he has said nothing for publica?
tion.
The popular interest In the case was
shown by the telegrams and letters
that began pouring In on President
Taft, expressing confidence In the in?
tegrity and worth of Dr. Wiley, and
urging that most careful consideration
be given before action is taken. That
the case has already awakened wide?
spread popular interest was apparent
not only from these messages, but from
statements made by callers at the
White House.
Prompt Action Vrgcd.
President Taft is being urged by In?
timate friends to dispose of the. case
as promptly as possible that It may not
get Into the. Ballinger-Plnchot class,
and it Is expected that he will do so.
He will not act. though, until he has
the answer of Dr. Wiley to the charge:*
against htm. and Dr. Wiley does not
appear inclined to hasten this answer
Not only Is the Department of Agri?
culture upturned over the develop?
ments of the past few days, but the
Department of Justice is much aroused.
Partisans of Dr. Wiley are bitter to?
ward Attorney-General Wlckersham.
They declare that Mr. Wlckersham has
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Reunion at Manassas
In to-morrow's Tlmcs-Dlspateh
there will be a page of pictures
showing scenes on historic Manas?
sas battlefield, and there also will
be several Interesting articles ' de?
scribing the great battle there
early during the War between the
States. The great pence jubilee
und reunion in progress there
reaches Its ellmas next Friday,
when there will be addresses by
President Taft and Governor Mann.
The full progrnm nppears in to?
morrow's paper.
Life Work Is Ended
0
_nEV. JOHN POLLARD, D. D.
HONORED CAREER
ENDED Br DEATH
Dr. John Pollard, Distinguished
Minister and Citizen, Passes
Away.
WAS EDUCATIONAL LEADER
Served as Professor in Richmond
College, and Filled Important
Pulpits.
After a long illness Rev. John Pol?
lard. D. D.. an honored and distin?
guished citizen of Richmond and Vir?
ginia, died yesterday morning at 4
o'clock at the home of his son, John
Garland Pollard, in Glnter Park. He
was seventy-one years old.
The funeral will take place this
afternoon at 5 o'clock from Grove
Avenue Baptist Church. His pastor,
Rev. W. C. James. D. D., will officiate
at the funeral, and will be assisted by
Dr. Pollard's lifelong friends, Rev.
Charles H. Ryland. D. D.. Rev. R. H.
Pitt. D. D.. and Rev. James Nelson,
D. D.
The active pall-bearers are all Dr.
Pollard's nephews, and are J. B. Wood?
ward. John Bagby. H. R. Pollard, Jr..
James J. Pollard. Robert N. Pollard,
Fred G. Pollard and Thomas Pollard.
Honorary?Rev. J. B Hutson, D. D.,
Rev. J. J. Wicker, D. D.. Rev. George
W. McDaniel. D. D., Rev. R. J. Willing
ham, D. D., Professor Charles H. Win?
ston. Professor R. E. Gaines, Professor
F. W. Boatwright. W. J. Westwood.
Andrew L. Haynes. Hon. D. C. Rich?
ardson and Judge John G. Dew.
Native of King aud Queen.
John Pollard was born near Stev
ensvllie. in King and Queen county.
Va? on November 17, 1S39. His father
was Colonel John Pollard, a distin?
guished cit zen and attorney of that
county, and his mother was Miss Juliet
Jeffries, sister of Judge James Jeffries,
who for many years presided upon the
Circuit Court bench in Tidewater. His
ancestry Included many men and wo?
men of prominence and worth in the
history of the colony and State. Tlieir
home has always been within a radius
of fifty miles of Richmond, and their
names have always been Identified
with the progress of this part of ttie
Commonwealth. He loved his State
with the same patriotic ardor of his
forefathers, for there was no move?
ment for public good which did not
receive his hearty and active support.
He received his early education at
Stevensvllle Academy, and afterwards
entered Columbian College. Washing?
ton, at the age of eighteen. Here he
was graduated before the age of twen?
ty-one with the first honors of his
class. Among his classmates was Hon
William L Wilson. Postmaster-Gen?
eral under President Cleveland, who
was a native of the same county and
a lifelong friend. While in Washing?
ton he took great Interest In the de?
bate.- in Congress In the stirring times
from 1S57 to IS61. His reminiscences
of the great men of that time have
been a source of pleasuro ami infor?
mation to those around him. He w-as
present when Charles Sumner deliv?
ered his famous speech on the "Bar?
barism of Slavery." He also heard
Lincoln's inaugural address and saw
the oath of office administered ?? by
Chief Justice Taney.
On graduation Mr Pollard was
elected Immediately to a tutorship In
Columbian College In the year H60,
where he taught and at the same time
studied theology under the direction
of Dr. George Samson, president of
tha.t Institution
(Hun- Buck to Virginia.
In the spring of 1SS1, Virginia hav?
ing seceded and war declared, the
young teacher decided to cast his lot
with his native State: so he resigned
and returned to Virginia. He was Im?
mediately elected pastor of two
churches In Middlesex county?Her?
mitage and Clark's Neck?and settled
near Saluda.
In the summer of 1S61 he married
Miss Virginia Bagby. daughter of John
Bagby. of Stevensvllle. She survives
iCoptlauea o? Fifth Pago.}
AERO TRIP ENDS
AT WHITE HOUSE
President Taft Sees Atwood Land
Safely on Executive
Mansion Lawn.
FLIGHT IN 25-MILE BREEZE
Aviator Is Tendered Luncheon
by Washington Chamber
of Commerce.
Washington, D. C, July 14.?With a
twenty-ftve-mlle-an-hour wind against
him, Harry N. Atwood, shortly after 2
o'clock this afternoon, performed the
most brilliant feat of his career as an
aviator by. shutting off the motor of
his biplane while over the tree tops of
the White House lawn, and gliding to
a safe stop within a few feet of the
rear of the. residence of the President
of the United States.
The performance, which for skill and
daring will have a lasting place in the
history of aerial navigation, was the
more unusual in that the young avi?
ator knew the velocity of the wind
beforehand, and expressed to friends
the difficulty which he expected to en?
counter. He could not have met them
more successfully.
The feat of making a safe landing
in the White House grounds Is con?
sidered remarkable by aviation ex?
perts, for not only is the space on
which he landed narrow, but the den?
sity of the trees offers such difficulties
that other aviators have "balked" at
the Idea of landing there.
President Taft, who, after the land?
ing, presented Atwood with a medal
op behalf of the Aero Club of Wash?
ington, and the mother of the aviator,
who arrived in Washington this morn?
ing, were the most Interested of the
thousands of Waahlngtonlans who wit
i nessed the flight and its conclusion.
Remarkable AHcrnMon.
After the presentation of the medal,
j Atwood made a remarkable ascension
' through the spray of the White House
fountan and flew to the Polo Held In
I Potomac Park. The machine was
' left th"re for the night, guareled by a
j 'detail of police. Tile aviator was
I called suddenly to New York and left
late this afternoon, but expects to
I return to-morrow and fly back to Col
I lege Park. Md.
j In his remarks to the aviator. Presl
| dent Taft expressed his gratification
In presenting the medal.
"I hope it will be only one of a
i great many that will come to you In
! the future." he said, "and that they
I will come with as little injury and BS
? little danger as you exhibited in flv
i Ing down here to the White House
I grounds"
The flight to the White House was
made from the polo field, where At?
wood landed at noon In a record
breaking trip from College Park. The
machine remained on the field until It
was taken up In the air to continue
on its Journey to tae White House.
Arrives Ahead of Time.
While members t>l the Chamber of
Commerce were waiting at the cham?
ber rooms at noon to-day. where a
luncheon was given the aviator. At?
wood surprised everybody by flying
Into the city two hours ahead of
scheduled time.
Leaving College Park at nine min?
utes of 12 o'clock, the young Boston
ian landed exactly at noon on the polo
i Held. He followed the river course,
j which made a distance of approximate
I ly twelve miles, covered In nine mln
j utes. This easily establishes tae rec
orel (or the- quickest flight from Col
lege Park to the capital.
What made the flight still more re?
markable \\f?N the fact that Atwood
left the army aviation rteld in a pour?
ing rain. He was thoroughly drenched
when he reached the polo field, which
necessitated his going directly to the
New Wlllard to secure a change of
clothing.
Atwood reached the chamber rooms
at twenty minute.- past noon, exactly
I twenty-nine minutes after he had left
I College Park, which Included the time
(Continued on Fifth Page,)
LET CHARGES LIE
UNTIE TOO LATE
TO BE ACTEO ON
Accusation Against At?
torney-General byAlas
kan Delegate.
MAY BE SUBJECT
OF INVESTIGATION
Matter Considered by House
Committee on Judiciary, Which
.Votes to Report Favorably
Resolution of Inquiry,
Facts Submitted in Per?
son by Delegate.
Washington, July 14.?After secret
consideration of Chargen made by
Delegate wickersham. of Alaska, tbnt
Attorney-General Wlekernhnm delib?
erately permitted tbc statute of
limitations to run against agents ot
the Alankn nyn<l!ente who defrauded]
tbc government through perjury, to
the extent of ?50,000, the House Com?
mittee on Judiciary hnn determined tu
report fnvornbl)- a resolution of in?
quiry, offered by Delegate Wlckcr
nlinm. The resolution would call upon
the Attorney-Genernl to turulnh th?
House with all documents, affidavit*
and testimony In bin possession re?
lating to nn affidavit submitted to hint
more than a year ago, and ?mir? to
by I'. J. Douglns, former auditor of the
Alnnka syndicate In ltHlS.
Delegate Wickersham startled tho
committee, when in executive session
he produced a copy of an affidavit
relating to an alleged criminal act
committed by Captain D. H. Jarvls,
of the Alaska syndicate, and formerly
prominent in the government revenu.?
cutter service, who committed suicide
in Seattle on June 22, the day follow?
ing the Introduction of the Wicker?
sham resolution, calling for production
of the papers In the case, and by John
H. Bullock, of the John J. Sesnor Coal
Company, of Nome.
Government Defrauded.
Through connivance of these men.
It was charged that the government
was defrauded on coal contracts, and
that evidence to that effect was per?
mitted to remain unacted upon in tha
Attorney-General's office for more than
a year, until the statute of limita?
tions expired last May.
Delegate Wickersham furnished tht
committee with photographic cople- ot
a letter of an attorney for the Alaska
syndicate to D. H. Jarvis. admitting
the expenditure of money to control
government witnesses In the Hazey
murder trial in 1D0S, wherein an agent
of the Alaska syndicate was accused
of murdering laborers employed by
rival interests during the construc
I tion of a railroad in Alaska. A pho
I tngraph of an expense account for $1,.
133.40 of M. B. Morrlsey, employed bv
the syndicate, it is claimed, to enter
i tain government witnesses and Jury?
men In that connection also was sub?
mitted to the committee. This evi?
dence Delegate Wickersham declared
also is In the possession of the Attor?
ney-General.
Delegate Wickersham urged on tha
Judiciary Committee the Douglas
aftldnvit Involving the reports of tho
Northwestern Commercial Company,
one* of the Alaska syndicate concerns,
and the Sesnor Coal Company.
Tells of Correspondence.
"On May 24. 1!>10," he said. "I 6ent
to Attorney-General Wickersham a
copy of the affidavit, calling his at?
tention to the fact that the govern?
ment had been defrauded of $50.00*?
by perjury, and a combination of these
two corporations, in the sale of coal
to the government for military posts
in Alaska. I asked him to make an
investigation and prosecute those peo.
pie for the crime committed in that
transaction.
"I received a letter of acknowledg?
ment on May 31, 1010. and we hud
considerable further correspondence,
and on June 13. 1011, more than a
year later. I received a letter from
the Attorney-General stating that the
statute of limitations had expired."
The correspondence. including the
final letter of tho Attorney-General
was read into the record.
"1 read the last letter." continued
Delegate Wickersham. "to show that
the Attorney-General now says that
the statute of limitations has run
against the prosecution of these men
who committed perjury and defrauded
the government. They submitted falsa
affidavits to the government, and com.
mined fraud In April and May. 1905,
and the statute of limitations did not
j expire until May. 1911. I sent all tho
evidence to the Attornev-General he
' fore, and he failed and refused to
I prosecute these people for robbing
j the treasury, and he permitted the
statute of limitations to run In their
! favor.
I "I want the committee to have all
I the facts, so that It may know
I whether the Attorney-General has de
I llberately shielded these people from
i prosecution for crime or not. It is fair
I to him and fair to me. i say that
, he has."
"Did you send the Attorney-General
! evidence enough and indicate whera
i witnesses could be found to warrant
an indictment?" asked Representative
Webb, of North Carolina.
''Undoubtedly," replied the territo?
rial delegate, "and I furnished him
! with evidence of other crimes. Tha
; Alaska syndicate is an organizer!
i crime." .
' What do you mean by the Al3*ka
syndicate?" Chairman Clayton inquired.
Alaska Syndicate.
"I refer to the Alaska ? syndicate,
composed of J. Plerpont Morgtn. tha
Guggenheim Brother-. Kuhn. Loe0 A
Co., Jacob Henry Schiff and Grave?.
"Who do you mean by the Gug?
genheim Brothers?" asked Representa?
tive Norri.t. of Nehraaka.
"Senator Simon Guggenheim and his
six brothers."
"Who Is Oravea?" asked Represen?
tative Graham, of Illinois,
i "He represents Cloao Brctbesa> th*

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