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RICHMOND, VA., FRJ DAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1911.
VH? WKATHHR TO -1) A Y ?<7I oni y. PRICE TWO CENTS.
TRUST-BUSTING
Will CONTINUE
Prosecutions Not to be
Stopped by Adverse
Criticism.
PRESIDENT TAFT
SEkVES NUlICL
He Warns Big Business Interests
"That They Must Get Square
With the Law"?No Dis?
cretion by Which Attor?
ney-General Can Stay
Hand of Government.
Waterloo, lu., September 29.?Presi?
dent Tail to-day, In a speech denning
"int.- relation of the ;iovernment to
bublne&b." announced that the trust
prosecutlc.nb begun by the Department
of Justice at Washington would con?
tinue, df.-plte the recent criticism that
business was being made to suffer.
He serves notice that the "big busi?
ness Interests" of the country must be
brought within the law Just as tne,
railroads have been, anci declines to
admit that there exists any discretion
which would enable the Attorney-Uen
eral to stay thr. hand of the govern?
ment.
At the same lime the President mado
an earnest appeal for reasonable con?
sideration of the railroads and the big
Industrial corporations, on the ground
that their reformation was being
brought aj'noul steadily and satisfac?
tory, and that nothing was to be
gained by "vindictive hostlKty."
Mr. Taft bitterly denounced those
politicians who seek to arouse the
prejudices of the people and to array
one section of the country against an?
other. Such utterances he declared to
be those of "the blindest of men."
GcmIuk Square With l.uvr.
The trust prosecutions, Mr. Taft
?aid. need not be long continued, be?
cause he believed the business com
munlty was rapidly taking In the ef?
fect of the recent decisions of the t5u
preme Court and wan preparing to
square Itself with the law.
Mr. Taft spoke In the publ'c park
here. It had been raining hard all day
the ground was soaking wet. A crowd
of several thousand llhlencd intently
to him. and applauded vigorously when
lie concluded.
The President's first day. In Iowa wan
one of large crowds all along the line
from Council Bluffs to Waterloo. In
most of his speeches Mr. Taft dwelt
upon the tirlff. He. again., promised
to recommend reductions in the va?
rious schedules as the tariff board re?
ports upon them and to sign any bills
based upon these reports.
"I want you to know where I stand,"
said the President. "If you do not ap?
prove, when you know where I stand,
you know what to do. and If you do
approve you know what to do. In any
event, I am content to aibide your ver?
dict."
The President was welcomed to Iowa
by Governor Carroll, Senator Kenyon
and a large delegation of Republi?
can?. Senator Cummins was not in
the party.
President'? AdilreM.
Mr. Taft spoke as lollows:
"My Fellow Citizens: j wish to In?
vite your aitentlon to the relation of
the Federal government and the Fed?
eral statutes to the business of this
country. Its legality and lto prosperity
There are four most Important points
at which the policies of Congress and
the Federal executive touch the bus?
iness of this country in such a vital
way that the people are entitled lo
have the greatest care, Industry, and
application characterize governmental
action in respect to them. They are,
first, In respect to Interstate commerce
and the regulation of railroads and
thi! rates of transportation between
the States; second, in the enforcement
of the laws forbidding combination?
to monopolize Interstate trade In In?
dustrial companies; third. In the
amendment of tariff legislation affect?
ing chiefly the manufactures of the
country; and fourth. In the furnishing
for the use of the business of the
country a proper hanking and cur?
rency system which shall automatical?
ly give an elastic currency, expanding
and contracting according to the bus?
iness methods, and inspiring a confi?
dence In the business community
which ehall prevent panics.
"First. In respect to the regula?
tion of railroads and the prompt remo
? dying of unreasonable and unduly dis?
criminating rates, we have progress?
ed far toward a satisfactory solution
In the last- administration the powei
was given to the Interstate Commerce
Commission to fix railway rates, 11
having been decided that the functions
of the Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion, then conferred, went only so far
as to find that a rate was un-eason
able, but did not Include the power of
fixing a reasonable rate. Whan the
first regular session of Congress met
In my administration I urged upon
the Congress the necessity for fur?
ther legislation looking to a more
complete control and regulation of
railways In respect to rates than had
theretofore been given. I recommended
the establishment of a commerce
court, which should absorb alt the re?
viewing jurisdiction, which Circuit
Courts had theretofore had, to consist
of five members, with the hope that
this might secure greator expedition
,and greater uniformity In ruling, ard
a prompter disposition by the Supremo
Court of cases passed upon by the
Interstate Commerae Commission.
"I recommended that cases affecting
the Interstate commaroe should no
put under the direct control of the
Department of Justice, and that the
proceedings after the order had be^sn
made In the Interstate Commerce Com?
mission should be brought for or
against -the United States, and not
against the commission, as thereto?
fore.
"I recommended that shippers should
have some easy and practical method,
of ascertaining a rate applicable to
any proposed shipment In advice in
(Continued on Third Page.)
CURRENCY REFORM PLANNED
Work of .Monet?r? Commission Dis?
cussed npfore Cotton Manufacturers.
Manchester. Vt, September 28.?The
work of the monetary commission and
Its plans for modifying currency and
banking laws wero discussed before
the National Association of Cotton
Manufacturers to-night by Congress?
man John W. Weeks, of Massachusetts.
Mr. Weeks, who Is a member of tho
commission, said ho hoped the report
the commission will make noxt win?
ter would be accepted, and that the
bill accompanying It would become a
law.
"It will do moro," he added "to
prove the stability of our commercial
affairs and develop our foreign trado
than any similar measure which has
been considered since the days of the
Civil War.
"It should be. In no seng?, a political
question, for now most men udmlt that
the government has the constitutional
right to authorize and use national
banks as fiscal agencies, ur,.i those who
would permit the government to Issue
circulation direct are comparatively
few in number."
Another speaker to-night was Dr.
N. A. Cabb, of the Department of Agri?
culture at Washington, who demon?
strated an exact method of measuring
cotton staple.
WILL BE MODEL HUSBAND
I To Make Sure of It. i:dward Matt Kile*
Guarantee
Chicago, September 28.?Edward
Mutt, wiio to-day married Miss Ger?
trude LIU*. so;igiit to avoid future
domestic Infelicity by filing with tho
county recorder a guarantee to be as
' nearly the model husband as posslttld.
The guarantee, signed and witnessed
I by a notary, promised:
"She may do as she pleases. She
is tree to go and come when sho
j likes, to go with whom she choose*
and 1 will not be jealous. I will not
i go gunning for a fellow because ho
admires her beauty, and because shu
.smiles when he hpeak?< to her! I will
not interfere with any of her plans.
"I will be kind and good to her. I j
will give her all my earnings, and it
will bu her privilege to do with my
i Income as she likes, so long as she
feeds me well.
I "When we have a surplus and It
goes to the bank I apre? not to hold
the keys. The chicks may be signed
by either of us. 1 agree to come home
I at a proper hour each night or give:
i her a valid excuse.
"And 1 further agree that I will let
! her get a divorce if 1 fall to behave
j as a kind, loving, gentle, considerate ;
; husband should."
When the guarantee had been duly j
j placed on record, the couple sought a i
! minister and were marrR-d.
DISSOLUTION PLAN
Tobacco Trust Will lie lleaHseinbled In
Three l'oiupaule?.
New York, September 2i.?Plans for
tiie reorganization of the American
'tobacco Company to conform with the
mandate of the Supreme Court, it was ;
said :o-uay, provide for the dlslnto-1
grutlon of the parent company into its [
several parts and a reassembling of
these parta into three separate com
: panics to be known as the American
l Tobacco Company, the Lorlllard Coin
| puny and th.* Leggltt & Meyers "Com
i pony.
i The holders of 6 per cent, bonds of
the American Tobacco Company will
: receive $1,21)0, It Is said, for each bond,
( to be paid $G0t) in cash, $300 in S per
cent. Lorlllard Company bonds and j
in 5 per cent, bonds of the Leg- :
gut a Meyers Company. It Is report?
ed that holders of the 4 per cent, bonds
win receive JsCiO, to be paid $ti)0 In
cash, $260 In 5 per cent. Lorillard
bonds and $250 In t> per cent, bonds
of l.eggit*. & Meyers Company.
What the, preferred stockholders will
receive has'not become known, but. It
Is said, shareholders in the American
Tobacco Company will receive propor?
tional holdings in each of the three
new companies.
.STRIKEBREAKERS ATTACKED
They Arc Set Upon by Mob of Union
Sympathisers^
New Orleans. La.. September 2S.?
Strikebreakers employed at the 1111
* nois Central freight sheds In this city
were set upon by several hundred
I union sympathizers at o'clock this
evening as they were being escorted
from the building by a police detail.
Two strikebreakers were slightly In?
jured. Several arrests were made by
the police.
The guarded strikebreakers were
followed through the streets by a
large crowd, which continually jeered
I and threatened the men.
The nonunion men were being ts
cortcd to quarters In the Monte Leone
Hotel, on Royal Street, within half ?
a block of the hotel. The police, re- ]
lnforced by extra men, suddenly turn?
ed and with a flourish of "billies" and '
night Bticks, held the crowd at bay. I
Within a few minutes the crowd had I
doubled In size and had become mor*
threatening. The police controlled the
situation. however, dispersing the j
crowd after making one arrest.
SOLD BABY FOR $5
Nomadic Couple Dlspo- of Their Nlne
Montbs-Old Call'.
Howe. Neb., September 28.?After
they had been prevented from giving
away their own baby, Jefferson
Lee and wife sold the child, which
was nine months old. to Homer
Howell, a farmer, for $5.
In order to make the matter legal
Howell Insisted that the couple appear
before a court at Auburn and sign a
contract giving him tho custody of the
child. The Lees have been traveling
through tho State In a buggy.
SEABOARD AIR LINE CHANGES
W. H. Stanley and J. M. Shea Are Pro?
moted In Service.
Atlanta, Ga., September 28.?Tho fo!
lowlnR promotions and changes amon;
officials of the Seaboard Air Line were
announced to-day by General Mnnnger
Charles H. Hlx, to take effeot October
1: W. H. Stanley, general superintend?
ent of transportation at Portsmouth,
Va., to be assistant general-manasrer
at the BRme place; J. M. Shea, division
superintendent at Atlanta, to be gen?
eral superintendent, with offices at
Portsmouth. Several minor changes
also were made.
BURGLARS ENJOY BATH
Get $2,000 Gems In Store Within
nioek of Police Stntlon.
Mount Vernon, N. Y.. September 28.?
Thieves broke Into a store located a
block away from the police station in
New Rochelle last night and stole
$2,000 worth of Jewelry and a hath.
A collapsable bathtub In the store
was found to have been set up and
filled with water,.- while old clothes,
I exchanged for new, lay nearby.- Two
t men who were later arrested are said
to have admitted the theft to the
police.
GIVEN NO CHANCE
10 UNBURDEN MIND
Judge i efuses to Hear
Sto ry of Alleged
IViurderess,
aOT REPRhiSENTliD
BY AN AUuRNhY
Annie Crawford Is Remanded to
Prison to Await Trial on
Charge of Killing Sister.
? Believed That She Will
Break Down and Make
Full Confession.
New Orltuns, September ii.?When
Annie Crawford to-day attempted to
further unburden her conscience con?
cerning the sudden death of her sister.
Elise, whom she Is charged with mur?
dering through the adinlnistrat'on of
poison, Judge Fisher, before whom
she was arraigned, declined to near
her.
The prisoner, without the slightest
show of emotion, heard the reading of
the affidavit, which alleged that sho
"did wilfully and maliciously put to
death" her sister. She was not repre?
sented by an attorney, and after a
moment's hesitation she locked appeal?
ing a*. Judge Fisher and asked that
she might be permitted to explain
what part she had In connection with
her younger sister's death. Judge
Fisher sternly refused to hear the wo?
man, and ordered the clerk to enter a
plea of not guilty for the prisoner.
Sho was then returned to the parish
.prison.
Expect lull Confession.
After arra'gnment at 11 o'clock
Annie Crawfor<] was left alone for the
rest of the day. What she wanted to
tell Judge Fisher will not be known
for a while. The police will not urge
her to talk further on -he case, 'but
It Is their belief that the craving of
the alleged continued dope Menu for
the a-.-oustomed possession of morphine
will soon break her spirit completely
ajid result In a full confession.
Further evidence tending to support
the theory of the prllce that the
father, mother an<j still anothtr sister,
who died last year, were victims of
Annie's mysterious, murderous designs,
is said to have been outlined by the
police to-day. To-night, however, fol?
lowing a conference with tho city
chemist, District Attorney Adams had
about determined no. to order the
exhumation of the three bodies.
All three have been dead for more
than a year, and chemists expressed
the opinion that if there had been
traces of pclson in the stomachs it
would be Impossible now to determine
It. Without such evidence the police
realize that the deaths of these mem?
bers of the Crawford famny may be
shrouded in mystery forever, unless
the Hps of the prisoner should be un?
sealed.
FOWLER FAILS AGAIN
Hin Attempt to Drive Aeroplnne to Top
Of Sierras Unsuccessful.
Emigrant Gap, Cal., September 2&.?
Aviator Robert G. Fowler, staying
here since Sunday, in his attempted
transcontinental flight, made another
unsuccessful attempt to-day to top
the Sierras. The wind drove him to
the ground alter he had risen 1,500
feet.
He announced that he would try
again to-morrr v morning.
Rodger* Flying; Again.
Akron, 0-. September 28.?C. P. Rodg?
ers, the aviator, landed at Talmadge,
near here at 5:30 to-day. He return?
ed In a few minutes to Kent, where
a special train following him will
leave early to-morrow morning.
Covern 203 Miles.
Kent, O., September 2s.?Aviator C.
P. Rodgers landed safely In a tleld
here at 5:15 P. M. to-day, turning back
from the route to Akron because of
darkness. lie flew over Ravenna, near
here, at G:10 o'clock and turned to?
ward Akron.
Rodgers made 203 miles to-day from
Salamanca, N. Y., to Kent He left
Salamanca at 10:35 this morning and
reached Meadville. Pa., at 12:30 P. M.
He departed from Meadville at 2:27
P. M.
At 7 o'clock to-morrow morning
Rodgers will leave hore. He expects
to mak<? stops at Mansfield, Marlon,
Lima, Hammond, Ind., and hopes to
make Chicago by night, or early Sat?
urday morning.
MAY PARDON HAINS
Dix Ipxpected to Release Slayer of An
nls From Prison.
Albany, N. Y., September 28.?Gov?
ernor Dix Is oxpected within a fe.v
da.ys to pardon Captain Peter C. Hains.
Jr., now serving a sentence in Sing
Sing prison for the murder of Wil?
liam Annls on the Bayslde, Ii I., Yacht
Club float In August, 1D0S.
A petition for his pardon, signed by
eleven of the twelve men comprlslnK
the jury that convicted Captain Hains.
ha"a been presented to the Governor,
and to-day Colonel A. RyrJ Gardner,
on behalf of Peter Hulns, Sr., filed
considerable new evidence In the case
with the Governor.
Governor Dix this afternoon declined
to state positively that he would par?
don Captain Hains, but to-night it was
said he had decided to grant the ap?
plication for clemency. Governors
Hughes and White each denied sim?
ilar applications.
STEPHENS0N INQUIRY PLANS
Ex-Rfpre-ieiKnllve Mttloflcld to Be One
of Couuncl.
Milwaukee Wls., September 28.?
Former Reprsentative Charles E. Lit-!
tletield, of Maine, will be associated
with William E. Black, of this city,
as counsel for Senator Isaac Stephen
son In tho Investigation which will
begin October 2.
Within the next few days the mem?
bers of the senatorial committee that
will conduct the lnveuUiguMun will
begin to gather here. Senators W. O.
Sradloy and T. H. Paynter. of Ken?
tucky, will ? reach Milwaukee to-day.,
Senator Sutherland, of Utah, and Sen?
ator Pomereno, of Ohio, will arrlvet
Saturday or Sunday.
8enator Heybuirn expects to have
everything in readiness so as to en?
able the committee to begin work
prompUy.
"MOTHER" WILL SEE "SON"]
-
Conference May Decide Identity oft
"Ueora;c Klinmel."
Nlles. Mich., September 28.?"George
Xlmmel," who recently arrived here
to establish his Identity as George
Klrninel, to-morrow will meet In con- 1
fercnoe with Mrs. Kstelle Klmmcl, who
bus been unable to accept the former
Auburn. N. Y., penitentiary Inmate as j
her son.
The conference was arranged to-j
day, and Will be held In t o office of.
Judge O. W. Coolldge. und will be at-'
tender oy several other porsons as
witnesses und u stenographer.
Overtures for the conference came
from the woman, and the proposal
was made to Harry Fox. Klmmel's beat
friend. The faol that tho proposal
came from tho woman Is regarded us
significant.
In addition to the presence of wit?
nesses, several conditions wero pro?
posed by both "Klmmcl" an<j Mrs.
, Klmmel, by which the conference is tp
I bo governed. On behalf of Klmmel. |
I three Important demands were made: |
i First. That the conference should!
j not be held ut the hornet 01 Mrs.!
Kstelle Klmmel, from whence Klmmel'
I fled u few ?Jays ugo whe:i j>e discov
j ered that Andrew J. Hunt wVs present.
Second. That u stenogrjpher should
' be present and every word uttered re?
corded.
Third. That he should meet Mrs.
Ada Htnslett. his slater, and Mtb. Klm?
mel, IUs mother, separatelj
On behalf of the women It was
stipulated:
First. That the conference should
not be held at the residence of Uarry ,
T. Fox.
Second. That a third party and a!
neutral figure in the controversy should
be present.
Third. That Captain Dan Sheehan.
a Civil War veteran, should be present. ?
Mrs. Klmmel last week sal<i she
could not reach any decision nor ox
1 press a positive opinion as to the
Identity of the man wpo pretends to
be her son until she cuuld confer with
her daughter, Mrs. Benslett. Tht lat?
ter has been here four days and still
i Mrs. Kimmell has not decided.
DRIVER'S AID REFUSED
I -
Women Spurn Assistance of Man Who
Ilan Over Them.
Chicago, September 28.?In spite of ?
profuse apologies and repeated offers
of aid by an automobile truck driver,
two women whom he ran over. Indig?
nantly refused to allow him to help
them. Nursing a broken leg, Mrs. i
Winter D. Hess told the truck driver
that she would sit In the street all
night before she would accept his aid.
Her decision" was seconded by Miss
Jeanette Alwsrd, who also was in
Jured.
K. P. Bouden, agent for a mineral j
water compary. was driving the truck
that hit the women. jumping from
his seat, Mr. Bouden took off his hat J
and began to explain that he had not !
seen the women.
"Don't explain to me," said Mrs ;
Hess, hetwen groans. "It's too late |
for talk."
Mr. Bouien r.pojUvylzed crcfusely and i
then started to beg their pardon all
over again. Bouden was still pleading j
with them when a doctor came along
In another motor car and took the i
women home. The Indignant Mrs. j
Hess would not even allow Bouden to j
assist her Into the physician's auto- \
mobile.
I GETS R~ARE CoiN COLLECTION':
Joseph C. Mltchclspn'm flequest tu Con- !
nectleut State Library.
Hartford, Conn., September 28.?One
of the most extensive collections of
rare coins In the United States is
to become a permanent exhibit at the i
Connecticut State Library here, tho I
result of a bequent from Joseph C. I
Mitchelson. the president of the Con- ?
nectleut Tobacco Association, who died
Tuesday at his home in Tarlffvllle. Al?
though Mitchelson was well known In
business circles as the first man In
this country to take up scientific to?
bacco growing on a large scale, he will
be more widely remembered as a col- I
lector of coins, and perhaps the fore- j
most authority in America In this line, i
His collection of United States coins:
and presidential medals Is the most
complete In the world.
Mr. Mitchelson was fifty-six yeairs
old. and apparently in robust health
when stricken with heart disease. His
father was a pioneer In the Connecticut
tobacco industry, and the son was the
first grower to perfect the now univer?
sally used methods of growth under
cheesecloth, and of nipping off Imma-1
ture leaves, so as to get uniformity.
WIFE DIES OF GRIEF
Unable to Benr Separation From Hun
band Now on Sea.
Alton. 111.. September 28.?Mrs. '
Monica Kefferstein, of West Alton, is
dead at her home from grief over the
absence of her husband, who Is hurry- I
Ing home from Ireland. When he
lands In New York Monday he will
? find n telegram telling of his wife's
1 death.
He and his wife had not been sepa?
rated more than twenty-four hours
during their married life until Keffer
steln decided to visit abroad. He left,
his son, said to-day, over the protests
of Mrs. Kefferstetr.. who began griev?
ing as soon as her husband starte!
on his trip. He was cabled a week
ago to hurry homo.
HAS MONEY, BUT NO TITLE I
Englishman to Weil Duuuhter of Kall
rouil Miiunufe.
Chicago, September 28.?Miss Re-1
becca Kruttschnltt, daughter of Julius.
Kruttschnltt. vice-president and active'
manager of tho Hnvriman roads, and
her mother 6 re in Chicago on their
way to New Orleans, where the daugh?
ter is to be married to Henry Clif?
ford Woodhouse. an Englishman.
The wedding Is to be a very quiet
one and will take place at the home
: of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Joseph P.
Blair. The honeymoon will he spent
In the Orient, and after March the
young people expect to be at home.
In Oregon. Mr. Woodhouse has money,
but no title of nobility.
j STRUGGLING FOR FREEDOM
Fight of Banker Morse Will Be Re?
sumed October 0.
Atlanta. Ga.. September 28.?The,
fight to free Charles ?,'. Morce, tho
New York financier serving a fifteen-!
year sentence In the Federal Penlten-i
tiary here, will bo resumed In this
city on October & before the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals.
Morse's struggle for freedom is made
on technical grounds, contending that
he should have been sentenced on biit
one count of his Indictment and that
he should have been sent to a Newj
.York Jail Instead of the penitentiary, I
i where hard work la reauired. I
WORKMEN AWAIT
ORDER 10 STRIKE
Wh-n it Is Giver, 35,000
Will La\ Down
iheir o >ls.
CLIMAX REACHED;
DECISION MADb
Union Men Employed on Harr;
man Lines Will Attempt to
Force Recognition of Fed?
eration by Walkout, and
Only Hour Remains to
Be Fixed.
Chicago. III., September '.'8.?More
than 35.000 shopmen In the employment '
of the Harrlman lines are awaiting ;
the word to strike, uccording to the j
five presidents of the International
unions to which most of the men be?
long. These officials have not yet de
sided upon the hour at which to beg'n
a struggle, according to these Ban-.i
officers, which wtll, to a. great, extent,
determine the future attitude of the <
railways in dealings with their em?
ployes.
The shopmen wUl strike, they say.
not because of any dissatisfaction With
wages or conditions of labor, but la
establish the newly organized feder?
ation of shop employes us a means of
negotiating disputes between employ?
ers and employes. The railroads re?
fuse to recognize the federation be?
cause they say It would be practically
placing all operating affairb in the
hands of the federation and would turn
railroad management into chaos.
Reaches a Climax.
The dispute reached a climax to-day,
when Julius Kruttschnltt. vice-presi?
dent of the Harrlman lines, reiterated
the determination of the roads not to
meet with the federation. J. \V. Kline,
president of the Internatlonnf Black?
smiths" and Helpers' Union, communi?
cated this decision to otner union
heads and then authorized a statement
that a strike would be called as soon
as the day and hour could be agreed
upon. Later It was said that of the
five union heads, Including the machln- I
lsts, hitherto the chief restraining
force, were agreed to call a stiika
Saturday not later than noon.
Together with talk of an tmmcdlato
strike camo the news from New VorK
of the reorganization of ths Harrlman
lines, moving Mr. Kruttschnltt, by
whom all the railroad's affairs have
been conducted, to New York, making
him ? member of- the board of directors ,
and apparently extending his ^ower.
Mr. Kruttschnltt, in "refusing to
treat w'th the mei , denied they have
any grievance and Intimated the unions
had sought to devise measures to end
hanncnious relations
The reads, It Is reported, are In good
shape to withstand a prolonged strike.
Unionists say they have been employ?
ing men In all the centres cf popula?
tion for months and have a long list
of men ready to ta1-^ ?helr places. Dis?
patches from the shops In California
state that most of the big railroad
shops are inclosed by fences that will
serve as stockades and insure protec?
tion to laborers.
Action Is Indicated.
Possible action of the railroads Is
said to be Indicated by the IUlnol-i
Central's action at Memphis, Term.,
yesterday In obtaining a Federal In?
junction restraining striking clertTS
from Interfering with Interstate com?
merce "through picketing *6r Other
means.
Five unions will be affected directly
by a strike order?the International
Machinists, the Blacksmiths and Help?
ers, the Ballermakers, the Sheet Metal
Workers and Carmen. In addition,
four allied trades, the steam fitters,
painters, copper and brass workers ami
clerks, may go out. All of these unions
have voted in favor of a strike as an ,
alternative of not getting recognition i
of the federation
The strike vote was taken some {
months ago, but action was delayed, j
owing to the refusal of the machinists
to lend their strongth to t!>e strike, j
This objection was removed In Daven- 1
port, Iowa, this week, when the ma
chinlsts In convention voted to placo
all power to act In the handy of their j
International officers.
The situation Is made more compll-!
cated by labor struggles already In j
existence. Through the South clerks I
and freight handlers, although not di?
rectly concerned In the federation
fight, have been out for a week. The I
Missouri. Kansas and Texas car men
are enraged with a struggle In the
shops of the' Southwest. The New |
Orleans Brotherhood of Railway i
Freight Handlers of the Illinois Can- '
tral and Yazoo and Mississippi Valley
Railroads quit work at noon to-day.
The firemen of the Georgia and Flor- .
Ida road added further confusion with
an ultimatum that thoy would strike
in twenty-four hours unless certain!
wage and union conditions were1
agreed upon.
Union OAlclalH Confer.
Union officials spent the day In con-,
sultation over the telephone, and it'
was by this meanb the strike decision
was reached. Presidents Kllpe, Of th* |
blacksmiths, and M. O'bulllvun, of the!
sheet metal worker*, were hero; Presl
Idont O'Connell, of the machinists, was
In -avenport; N. F- Ryan, head of the
carmen, and .1. A. Franklin, president
of the bollermakers. were In Kansas
City.
Each of these, according to the
statement pf one of them, will notify
the members of his own trade as soon
as the day and hour for he walkout!
are agreed upon- The men then win j
be notified of tho hour and thj strike
will begin at that time automatically.
Change* Are Announee.d
New York, Septoniber 28.?Thaj
changes In the operating organization
of the Union Pacific and the Southern
Pacific systems recommended by Judge
R. S, Lovett, chairman of the executive
committee, details of which he has
boon working out with the committee
and the higher officers of the company
(Continued, on Second Page.)
MORE FRAUD FOUND
Fifty-four election Officials Now Are
Under Indictment.
Baltimore. Md., September 28.?The
grand Jury, which Is Investigating !
charges of fraud In the count of Dem?
ocratic ballots cast In this city at the j
recent primary election, to-night re- '
ported presentments of twelve more
election officials. 'A recount to-day
of the ballots In two precincts of the
Fifth Ward. In which these officials
were In charge. Is understood to have
shown gains for antlorganlzatlon can?
didates and losses for those who had
the support of the organization.
Fifty-four officials, equally divided
as to party affiliations, are now under
presentment on charges of fraud.
Thomas McNulty, antlorganlzatlon
candldato for sheriff of Baltimore city,
whose charge of fraud In the count
of the vote In a precinct In which, ac
c rdlng to the official returns, he did
not poll a single vote, but on the re?
count by the grand Jury he wift
credited with forty-six voles, seems to
have been the heaviest loser by tho
official count In all the precincts where
discrepancies have been discovered.
The majority of f. 17 given In the offi?
cial returns to Albert Hughes,' the or?
ganization candidate, lias been reducoj
by 299 votes in the recount thuw far.
In only one precinct has there been
any material change in the .vote for 1
Governor. The recount of this pre- '
cinct showed a loss of twenty votes
for Stato Senator Arthur P. Gorman,
who received the support of the city
organization, and a gain of seven for
Blair Lee.
Governor Crothcrs said to-night that
his decision as to calling an extra
session of the Legislature to canvass
the vote of Baltimore city in the prl- j
mary election would be announced to?
morrow.
NEW RECORD FOR WOMEN ? i
_ i
It I? HunR- lip by Mile. Dutrlel, the
French Avlatrlce.
New York, September 28.?A suc?
cessful test of the practicability of
sending wireless messages from aero?
planes, target' shooting, the breaking
of the American endurance record for
women by Mile. Helen Dutrleu. the
French avlatrlce, and an exciting pas?
senger-carrying contest were the prin?
cipal features of to-day at the Inter?
national Aviation meet at Nassau
Boulevard, L. I.
The wireless test was made by ?
telegraph operator In the biplane of
Lieutenant Arnold, who succeeded In
Dashing messages from a height of 250
feet.
Captain Patrick Hamilton, the crack
English shot, allowed the target shoot?
ing match to go by default to Lieu?
tenant J. B. Flckel. of the Twenty
ninth Infantry. The American army
officer, firing from a distance of 15fl
feet, made some fairly good hits.
Mile. Dutrleu, driving a Farman bi?
plane, made the American record for
women by remaining In the air 37
minutes 22 2-5 seconds.
The passenger-carrying contest of
ten miles was (or biplanes and was
won by Captain Paul. Beck, U. S. A.,
who, wEl'le the'only one to finish out
"of seven contestants, would have come.
In second had not Lee Hammond's mo-|
tor gone dead when ho was within 100 j
feet of the mark, a sure winner.
FIND BODY IN VACANT LOT
Mystery In Dentb of Swede nt Tncomn,
Washington.
Tacoma. Wash.. September it.?With
a bullet hole through the head, the
body of Eric Norstrom. thought to
be connected with a noble Swedish
family, was found In a vacant lot yes?
terday. Although a revolver was ly-'
lng under the man's left hand, the
wound and powder stains were such;
SB to cause a doubt as to whether trie I
case was one of suicide or foul play. |
Norstrom, who came to this city last
week from Victoria, B. C, to talk over
a mining purchase with a locol attor?
ney, had $6.500 !n a local bank and $50
was found In his clothes. In his
valise was found the following ad
dross:: "H. S. Countess Norstrom, 59
Droumlngatan, Stockholm."
WILL NOT BE EXTRADITED j
"Gcnernl" Chris Price Escapes Being:
Tnkeu to .Mexico.
Los Angeles, September 28.?"Gen-I
eral" Chris Price, formor commander
of the lower California lnsurrecvos,
will not be extradited to MexU> to,
face charges of murder, arson and rob-j
bery.. !
United States ?*ommlssloner Van?
dyke tuled to-day that there was no
ground for extradition. He will have
to face United States proceedings,
however, op a Charge of having vlo-j
lato.i the neutrality laws.
Price's bonds were fixed at }!,600. ?
on that accusation, and his attorneys
said efforts would be made to provide
them.
SMITH A MARRYING MAN
Fire Wive* Seek Ulm With Vengeance
In Their Kye*.
Los Angeles. Cal., September 28.?
Five women?and there may he more?
are seeking one John Smith with
vengeance In ttv?ir eyes. They say;
they were married to Smith. He has!
escaped arrest so far because of hla:
name.
Detective Selgler also Is looking for
Smith. lie has n warrant for his ar?
rest, charging bigamy. Selgler thinks
Sjijlth Is In the city, probably paying
court to another Intended. The wives
hall from the Atlantic tf. St. Louis,
And thonco to Kahlnnl. Tex., and date
from 18S7 to last week.
LOOKS OVER BATTLESHIPS 1
_.... i
Secretary Meyer Pays Visit to New
York Xnvy Yard.
New York. September 28.?Secretary
of the Navy Meyer visited tho navy
yard to-day lo Inspect tile battleships
Utah and Florida, now ncarlng com?
pletion. Secretary Meyer will discuss
with Admiral Loutze, the navy yard
commandant, the f ractlcablllty of mov?
ing the two Dreadnoughts Into the
North River for their final touches, to
give more room at the yard. ,
It Is expected that the two new bat?
tleships will he moved late In October,
and will b* finished and ready for ser?
vice by December 1. The Utah, which
1? nearest completion, probably will j
be made the flagship of the first dlvl-j
?Ion Of tho Atlantic fleet. ?
ITALY PRESENTS
HER ULTIMATUM
A nswerDemandedFrom
lurkey Within 24
Hours.
TKOOPS MAY BE
LAi D D JO-DAY
Reported That If Tripoli Is Oc?
cupied Turkey Will Declare
War and Oppose Invaders
by Armed Force?Italian
Fleet Now Is Demon?
strating Off the Port.
London, September 28.?Italy's war*
ships are before Tripoli, and Italy's
ultimatum Is In the hands of tho Turk?
ish government. Only a few hours
will elapse betoro Turkey must make
her reply. A late dispatch from Con?
stantinople gives the report that Tur?
key has rejected the Italian demands.
Dispatches from Rome Indicate that
sucti an answer would%not be a sur?
prise. Thereforo Italy is making prep?
arations all along the line to dispatch
warships and troops to that portion of
the Turkish Empire over which sho
now demands a protectorate.
That the situation In Tripoli Is crit?
ical is evidenced by tho fact that most
of the Italian residents and many of
the Europeans have taken a hasty de?
parture. The Turkish authorities In
Tripoli have so far maintained order,
but there is a veritable panic among
the foreigners who have eleoted to re?
main or have beon unable to find a way
out of the country.
Tho Italian govornmsnt is backed
by the newspapers of that country, buE
the British press has severely ar?
raigned Italy for what U terms "pre
clpltato action." Germany, which has
been Intervening In behalf of Turkey
for a peaceful settlement, haa so far
failed to make progress, and some of
the German papers are bitter in their
denunciation of Italy's method.
Tho latest dispatches make no men?
tion of the landing of Italian troops,
which Turkish officials declare would
be accepted as the beginning of host'l
Ities. The Turkish steamer Devna.
which yesterday entered Tripoli har?
bor and landed men and munitions, is
s?ld to be only one of a number of
transports dispatohed to that port.
Four more Turkish steamers, with
arms and ammunition, are expected to
arrive at Tripoli at any moment, but
it Is questionable if tho Italian war?
ships will'permit them to pass through
the line which has been drawn along
the coast.
Quick Answer Demanded.
Constantinople, September 38.?Italy
has presented her ultimatum to Tur?
key, demanding an answer within
twenty-four hours. She will accept
only the Immediate evacuation of
Tripoli and Benghazi.
The Italian charge presented tho
ultimatum at the usual weekly re?
ception to the foreign representaUves
at the Foreign Offloe. The Grand
Vizier Immediately went to the palace,
where the ministers were summoned
to a special council, which sat late.
May Be Delayed for Day.
Rome, September 28.?A semt-of&otal
note announces that the Italian charge
at Constantinople, accompanied by the
first dragoman of the embassy, called
upon the Grand Vizier at 2:30 o'clock
this afternoon and presented Italy's
ultimatum.
It Is stated that if Turkey replies
to the ultimatum before noon to-mor?
row It Is possible that the occupation
may be delayed anothor twenty-four
hours unless the reply Is a flat refusal.
Will Reject Ultimatum.
Constantinople, September 28.?It la
reported that the Turkish government
has decided to reject the Italian de?
mands embodied in the ultimatum and
has addressed an explanatory commu?
nication to the powers.
When It became known that Italy
had granted a time limit of o.ily twen
ty-four hours In which to enable the
Turkish government to instruct the
authorities at Tripoli not to oppose
an Italian landing, there was conster?
nation In public and official circles and
strong denunciation of Italy's methods.
Turkey Will Declare War.
Vienna. September 28.?The Neue
Freie Presse learns from an author?
itative source that the moment Italy
lands troops In Tripoli Turkey will
declare war, expel all Italians from
Turkey within twenty-four hours, ab?
rogate the capitulations and commer?
cial treaties, institute a boycott against
Italian goods, and oppose by armed
forco any further attempts to land
Italian troops on Turkish soil.
Anxious for Occupation.
Chiasso. Switzerland, on the Italian
Frontier, September 23.?All dlspatohes
reaching here from Rome indicate that
the energetic action of the Italian gov?
ernment In the Tripoli affair is caus?
ing manifestations of patriotism every?
where. This is especially so In the
large cities, where the demonstrations
have been made and tho army ac?
claimed. The Italian people are anx?
ious for the army occupation of Trip
oil, which they believe will end Turk?
ish misrule In addition it is felt that
Tripoli, under the present xdmlnlstra
tlon, is a constant incitement to inter?
national complications.
The extremists, although checked In
all their attempts to create disorders,
continue their agitation, but the ma?
jority Is agalns; them, and th* public
has asserted In unmistakable way Its
firm desire that Tripoli become a civ?
ilized territory, under Italian dorula
lon.
Tho Pope Is showing great Interest
In the preparations for the expeditions,
and has ordered a propaganda for th?
purpose of instructing the mission?
aries to use their Influence in favor
of the Italian plans, nut he hope* that
success will be attained by Italy wlthi
out the shedding of blood.
A dispatch late to-night from Rom?

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