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?f the refusal of the Supreme Court of
Appeals to grant him a writ of error.
Ho is naturally self-controlled, which
was abundantly demonstrated through
the long strain of the trial?some at?
tributing this to lack of sensibility?
and the hope which springs eternal In
the human breast no doubt Borvos to
huoy him up as the fatal moment ap?
proaches
Rarely. Indeed, say men who have
had occa6ton to obsorve such circum?
stances, does the condemned man real?
ly look squarely Into the Jaws of that
death which ho Is eoon to face.
There Is no change in Beattie's phys?
ical condition, no 111 results.of hie con?
finement In the death cell having been
noted. He appears good humored and
but little depressed.
It Is the firm conviction of many
people that the Governor merely de?
ferred his final decision for twenty
four hours out of regard for the at?
torneys who called upon him. and that
he will this morning render a decision
which will at once release the prisoner
and the puhilc from suspense.
IELLS HOW IHEY
GOT AFFIDAVIT
(Contiuscd From First ;'agc.)
he brought back word [hat Haldc>ston
was a reputable lawyer. To make
doubly Bure, i ijent a photograph of
Puul Beattle to Washington and Bal
dtrston Indorsed on the buck that it!
was the man who sighed himself as
Paul Beattle.
"Von will notice that the siennture
of Raul Beuitie to the affidavit is In
a disguised handwriting. He' probably
had some reason for that, hut against
hit- word there Is the word of a repu?
table lawyer In Washington who tells
us that the name was written., by
P:tul Bent tie.
"Being familiar with Paul's hand?
writing, 1 stated to the detectives
thai the signature did ?tot look like 1
his. but as they were not fitmlli-ir ]
with It. to satisfy me, they subse?
quently had him write the letter two I
days later to Mr. Beattle confirming
his affidavit. This letter, written aft^r
mature deliberation, was in his own
handwriting, and certainly bears his
signature.
Snys He -lleeelved Mr. Renttle.
"After Paul Beattle came back to
Richmond he called up Mr. Beattle
over the telephone nnd pretended to
he speiklng over the long-distance I
from Washington to warn him agalnth I
men who claimed to hnve ills affidavit.
Subsequently upon Inquiry at telephone
headquarters 1 found that no lone: 11s
tnnco messages had come to Mr. Beat?
tle from Washington. Then, as Paul
decided to return to Richmond, ho
in tde desncritto efforts to hedtte by
these telephone messages nnd by
statements and an affidavit given Iho
roller.
"The detectives who came to my
office Impressed me most favorably.
They appeared to bo men of goe'd
itandlng nnd showed credentials."
Bnldersion Won't Talk.
Telegrams received by The Times
Dispatch from Washington last nltfill
showed that Raldorston Is n lawyer of
Hood Blending In that city. The fact
ihnt^he declined to discuss the mat?
ter wan a< .ted by lnwycrs hero to
mean that he- appreciated the ethics
r>f the profession and would not. there?
fore, go Into lite newspnpers when the I
matter was In the hands of HentU/.t
attorneys. He did 'insist, however, I
that Paul neattle made the affidavit j
In his office.
HANDWRITING NOT
Ml AS PAUL S!
Affidavit Signed in Washington
Shown by Lawyers to
Governor Mann.
Following Is the affidavit bearing the
signature "Paul Beattle," although the
handwriting Is not at all like the
Beanie signature signed to other
papers: ^ ??
Washington,-life, Oct. 24, 1911.
I, Paul 1). Bca-ttle. residing at -201
Randolph Street. Richmond, Vu., m.ike
the following statement of my own
free will and accord, and without
promise of reward or compensation of
?ny kind.
Reall.'.lnfi at the time I was held In
lall aE a witness for forty.seven days
that I was In a bad position, and that
suspicion was directed against me, for
that reason made statements regard?
ing various matters at the Beattle
tTlal while on the witness stand that
were untrue.
Since the verdict I have given the
rr.utter enreful thought and considera?
tion, and have decided since leaving
Richmond. Vu., to make the following
etatement:
That 1 did not Elve the gun in qucs
B ^J^K^H S0 S^^u 'ir*^or' ''''s ,00'' Ilc* ,v-,,er penrtrates it, cold or heat
$y docs not affect it?and no tinkering is needed to keep
I'l^ fa^jp' ^ ' -t. l'L'>.!!,kMi:,ir Mt^'A!' l^'.nS!^
C. P. Lathrop & Co.
Showing Berry Man-Tailored Coats
For Boys, Girls and Misses
Distinctive garments full of service and style. The same character of coats
can only be had of the merchant tailors at about double our prices!
Rich Chincilla Coats, for boys and girls Misses' Polo Coats in larger assortment
under 11 years?$6.50io$ 12.00. Allshades. for to-day?$9 to $20.
Swell, rough Scotch mixtures, $8.50. New Coats come in from our New York
Reefers, $3.50 up. workrooms daily.
RAINCOATS of the best sorts for men, women and children. Years of wear
in the kind we sell. All prices.
O. H. BERRY & CO.
tlon to my cousin. Henry Clny Belittle,
Suturday night, July l.r>, 1011, and that
I had said gun Sunday morning. July
16, 1911, at the cement house near the
Mayo Bridge, no stated by B. II feh?
let! on the witness stand, and that
H. C. Beattie, Jr., did not make a con?
fession to me on his father's porch, nor
has he ever made such a confession to
mo at any time or place,
PAUL BEATTIE.
City of Washington, i'lstrict of Co?
lumbia:
I. Walter C. Baldcrston, a notary
public for the city and district afore
satd. do certify* that Paul D. Beattie,
whoso name signed to the foregoing
writing on the :14th day of October,]
11*11. has this day personally appeared
before me. In the city aforesaid, nnd
acknowledged his said signature.
I furihei certify that the suld Paul
D, Benttle. to whom the above state?
ment was read by me, made oath that
in had signed the same of his own free
Will and accord, ami ufler mature re?
flection, and that the statements there?
in contained were absolutely true.
Given under my hand and seal this
21th day of October. 1911.
WALTER C. BALDERSION,
Notary Public, District of Co-umbla.
My commission expires on the, 1:1st
day of December, toil.
Witnesses to Paul (Seattle's signa?
ture: 11. O. Hl VERS,
A i;.. TRAEGER.
Letter ?o II. C. Seattle, Sr.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 26. 1911.
Pear Uncle Henry,?If any one says
1 did not sign the paper at Mr, Bul
i derston's office they lie, au Qua und
Harrv were with me at the time. 1
j do not want Henry electrocuted, as t
lovo him. and 1 told the truth ln>?ino
statement, Whllo 1 was In Jail the
j detectives told me that if 1 said I had
the gun Sunday morning I would be
accessory, i am not coming back to
Richmond, and Hensc look out for my
ivlfe and child.
Yours truly,
PAUL D. BEATTIE.
After the affidavits wore received
hero, counsel for 11, C. Beattie, Jr.
sent a photograph to llaiderston, and
It wne returned with the following ln
dorsMnent on the back:
Washington, D. C, Oct. 26. 1911.
I certify that this Is a picture of the
man who signed his name to tho affi?
davit In my office on October 24, 1911,
and who represented himself to be
Paul Beattie.
WALTER C. BALDERSTON.
TALK WITH PAUL
Officer Informed as to Beattie's
Experiences While in
Washington.
\i was while Captain McMahon was
trying to trace the whereabouts of j
thieves believed then to be in Rich- ;
tnond after committing a blK theft in i
Washington that he came In contact j
with Paul Ucaltlo und obtained from
him the statement that he had signed
a "sympathetic" letter In Washington,
in which it was stated that he did
have n gun on Mayo's Bridge on the j
Sunday preceding the murder. Paul
stated that a pistol was reully meant,
though " would he believed by Henry ,
C. Beattle, Sr., that a shotgun wus
implied. He was told, he said, that j
a lot of "dough" would be forthcom
Ihg from the young murderer's father, i
who would pay a fancy price fcr the j
document.
A Washington detective had visited
Richmond In the hopo of learn in;,'
something about the whereabouts of
the thieves wanted in that city, and j
Captain McMahon w-'is giving him all
the aid possible. Mr. Hotlchcns, father- ,
in-law of Paul, heard of the robbery, j
and went to see Captain McMahon, toil?
ing him that he believed Paul could .
tell hlrn something Important which
might lead to the Identification and
capture of the men wanted.
Told tin.i to Send Pnnl.
Captain McMahon then requested
Mr. Mouchens to send Paul to him.
After missing several engagements,
Paul met him one dny at Klghth and
I llroa Streets, and, in order to avoid
the public eye and the creating of a
wrong lmpresalon, CaptafQ McMahon
took him into a private room In Mur?
phy's Hotel, where Paul related to
him the story of his going to Wash?
ington and of his stay there. I
In his statement, which Cr.ptatn Me- '
Mahon took down In writing nnd to
which Paul swore nnd slimed his name
immediately nfter sWearlng to an affi?
davit denying that he hud made any
affidavits in Washington. Paul sold
that one day during the State Fulr
he was summoned to Murphy's Hotel
by a man named A. El. Traegar. He j
kept the appointment, and was prom?
ised work with a typewriter company j
In Washington. He next went to
Washington, and there met two men
name I Harry Myers and BUI Qause
Soon after, he said, n plnn was ar?
ranged whereby money was to be
? \lorted from H. C. Beattle, Sr. A
letter?a "sympathetic" letter?whs
drawn ?ip on fi typewriter, and he
was usked to sign It. In the letter it
wus also to be stated that Paul did
have ? a gun on Mayo's Bridge. He
was told that ns far ns ho was con?
cerned a pistol was meant, whereas,
the Impression to be conveyed to Mr.
Beattle was that a shotgun wee re?
ferred to.
Mentioned Big Amount.
Further, Paul Boattle stated that
Myers und Cause came to Richmond
with the letter, and returning to
Washington, informed him that Mr.
Beattle had purtly agreed to pay $5.
000 for the letter. Afterwards he
learned, however, that, on the advice
of Harry M. Smith, jr., counsel for
Henry Clay Beattle. Jr., the father
of the condemned murderer, refused
to pay the money. To this statement
Paul Beattle made an affidavit
Tetter Paul told of having spent nine
days In Washington, where much was
done for hts entertainment. He saw a
few typewriters, nnd that was the ex?
tent of his connection with Stype
| writer company. He said that at one.
1 of the meetings he smoked a "hop"
pipe, which he believed contained
opium. -
Thinking perhaps that pome effort
might be made to blackmail Mr. Beat?
tle, Captain McMahon deemed It his
duty to see his attorney, Mr. Smith.
Mr. Smitli Informed htm. however,
that thnra was n? reason to become
alarmed-. , '
GARBAGE ON MOVE:
STRIKERS LOSE
New York City Authorities An?
nounce Satisfactory Progress
in City Cleansing.
Now York, November 14.?Some
headway was made to-day against tho
garbage and rubbish which, ulnCc the"'
cart men of the Slreer Cleaning De?
partment.struck last Wednesday night,
has accumulated at the rate of nearly
10,000 loads n day. By night the de?
partment promised that collections
would he going on as usual. The city
authorities sold teh strike was broken, ?
and the disappearing piles of refuse
confirmed their assertion. Still there
were signs that the drivers would not
surrender without a final struggle.
A general teamsters' strike Is tho
weapon with which the union or?
ganizers now propose to fight the city.
It was evident, however, that no rad?
ical step would be taken until tho
strikers had exhausted their last means
to make the Mayor and the Street
Cleaning Commission negotiate.
The Street Cleaning Department had
more men at work to-day than before
the strike, but at least 5.000 will fce.
necessary to give -the streets the
cleaning they need. To the 1,800 men
cn tho Job yesterday the department
this morning added nearly 1,000. Manv
of these rcrrulta came from Chicago.
Pittsburgh, Boston, Philadelphia, Prov?
idence and Buffalo. By night the Arm
that has been commissioned to Import
strike-breakers said It expected 3,500
new men.
Tho health officers have decided thtff
tho Street Cleaning Department has
the situation tinder such good control
that thelt Interference will not be nec?
essary. There has boon no vlolenoe or
open efforts to Interfere with strike?
breakers since the riots of Sunday,
when hundreds of strikers and their
sympathizers were clubbed by the po?
lice.
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ALDRICH TALKS
CURRENCY REFORM
He Explains His Plan to Trans
Mississippi Commercial
Congress.
Kansas City, Mo., November 14.?
Currency reform and the proposed
chnnge In the banking system of the
country us outlined by the National
Monetury Commission formed the cen- ;
tral themo under consideration by tho
delegates to tho Transmlssisslppl Com- ?
tnerclal Congress, which convened to- j
day in annual sosslon.
Tho principal uddress was delivered I
by former Sonutor Nelson W. Aldrlch,
chairman of the commission, who ex?
plained the proposed 1>lan. He assert?
ed that people of this region would
derive general bctiotllB from tho pro?
posed change in banking conditions. j
"Tho organization of credit," ho said, !
"is tho most important element of the;
successful existence of communities or
States. This Is especially valuable to
the newer communities uuch as you
have In the trnnsmississippl territory."
Referring to the criticism that pos
slply the proposed national reserve
might be domlnutcd by political lnllu
Ctices, Mr. AI > I rich said that no sensi?
ble plan for the reorganization of tho
country's bunking system could be con?
trolled by politics.
"Neither can il be dominated hy Wall*
Street or nny clique In New York or
elsewhere," he said.
Mr. Aldrlch said that, the new plan
would glvo a uniform rato of discount
throughout the country, and that II
would offer more competition to for?
eign banks. He commended the pro?
posed plan to allow national hanks to
have savings departments.
Henry L Stlmson, Secretary of War.
urged upon his hearers the Importance
of the country trying for closer com?
mercial relations also America.
?'Probe Honey Trust."
Washington, November 14.?Tho
existence of a "money trust" is to bo i
Inquired Into by Democratic leaders
of the House of Representatives who ;
are planning to take action on the;
Inquiry proposed last summer hy Rep- j
resentatlve Lindbergh, of Minnesota,
Into the financial system of the coun
try.
One of the first matters to he taken
up by the Rules fommlttee. it was
made known to-dny, will be the Lind?
bergh resolution providing that tho
Speaker appoint a committee of In?
vestigation, composed of nine mem- |
hers. The purpose of the resolution j
does not contemplate opposing the j
work.of the monetary commission, hut
is based upon the promise that the j
prenent system of money exchange and
credit appears to "entail on the people ;
enormous losses, due presumably to
bpeculntlon, gambling and manipula?
tion, which are .not necessarily Inci?
dent to a natural commerce."
MAY SHIP GAME
OUTSIDE OF STATE
Norfolk, Va., November 14.?Judge
Edmund Waddlll In tho Federa.1 Dis?
trict Court to-day ruled thnt the Board |
of Supervisors of Princess Anne coun- |
ty acted within their rights when!
they permitted the shipment of game.!
outside of the county, and in conse- |
quence the Interstate commerce law
does not forbid the shipping of game
outside of the State.
The matter was brought Into the
Federal court by virtuo of a provision
[ of the Interstate commerce law which
I prohibits Interstate transportation of
! articles that are not legally trnns
I portable In lntrastato commerce,
i The sustaining of the action of
: the Supervisors and the court's ruling
; that the provisions of the Interstate
commerce law is not applicable is a
i victory for scores of game hunters who
heretofore have supported their faml
. lies from the proceedci derived from
j the sale of gnme shipped to other
! States. It also practically declares
State law prohibiting the shipment
of game out of the State unconstitu?
tional.
THE WEATHER
j l'nrcei?!. t I re; lulu? ll?Jn follow?
ed by clearing; WedneSiiui; Thursday
j fair and somewhat colder) moderato
south, shifting to treat wind*.
.North Carolina*? Ilnln, followed by
' clearing; weather Wednesday, warmer
In tbe luteriori Thursday fulri Ught to
moderate, variable winds.
Special Local Data for Yesterday.
12 noon temperature . 36
3 P. M. temperature . VI
Maximum temperature up to I
P. M. 3?
Minimum temperature up to 8
P. M. 26
.Mean temperature . 32
Normal temperature . 41)
Deficiency In temperature . 17
] Deficiency in temperature since
March 1. 81
Accum, excess in temperature
since Januury 1. 40
Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. Trace
Deficiency in rainfall since March
1 .,. 7.00
Accum, deficiency In rainfall ?lnce
January 1 . 7.2G
Local Observation 8 P. 31. Yesterday.
Temperature . 37
Humidity . 90
Wind?direction .North
Wind?velocity . 3
Weather .Lt. rain
liuinfall last twelve hours .Truco
CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CITIES.
(At 8 P. M. Eastern Standard Time.)
Place. Ther. H. T. L. T. Weulhor.
Ashevllle _ 44 46 28 Cloudy
Atlanta . 38 40 34 Cloudy
Atlantic City. 44 46 26 Rain
Boston . 86 38 80 Cloudy
Buffalo . 32 S6 26 Snow
i Calgary . -8 -6 -8 Clear
I Charleston ... 66 62 42 Rain
I Chicago . 32 32 28 Snow
? Denver. 48 66 42 Clear
i Duluth . 16 24 16 Snow
, Oalveoton ... 66 70 60 Clear
f Hntieras .... 62 62 46 Cleor
I Havre . 2 4 -10 8now
I Jacksonville.. 64 70 54 Cloudy
Kansas City.. 50 64 32 Clear
Louisville ... 48 48 32 Cloudy
Montgomery.. 54 60 10 P. cloudy
New Orleans. 58 62 44 Clear
New York.... 36 36 28 Snow
Norfolk . 48 48 38 Cloudy
Oklahoma . ,, 58 68 42 Clear
Pittsburgh... 83 36 24- Cloudy
Raleigh . 40 42 22 Cloudy
St. Louis_ 46 48 32 Clear
St. Paul. 24 .34 26 Snow
San FTianclsco 66 62 60 Clear
Savannah .... 64 58 42 Cloudy
Spokane. 44 46 40 Cloudy
Tampa . 74 84 66 P. cloudy
Washington.. 38 38 ' 28 Rain
?Winnipeg _-4 6 -4 Clear
Wythevllle . . 84 88 26 Cloudy
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
November 15, 1911.
HIGH TIDE."
Sun rises.... 6:50 Morning.....
tiun sets...... 4:0* Evening... .13:21
The Druggist Knew
From Experience
1 have been selling Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Roor for the past three years, and those
of my customers who buy it speak fav?
orably regarding it. I have used it in my
own family with good results, and I be?
lieve the preparation had great' curtaive
value. You may use this as you like.
Very respectfully,
C. B. RUPE & SON,
By C. B. Rupc, M$r.,
Seymour, Texas.
Personally appeared before me, this
20th day of inly, 1909, C. B, Rupc, drtig
ijfst, who subscribed the above statement
and niaoc oath that the same is true in
substance and in fact.
R. C. JANES,
J. P. and Ex-Officio.
Letter to
Dr. Kilmer Sc Co.
nindhnmpton, N. Y.
Prove Whal Swamp-Root Will Do For You
Send to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham
ton, N.Y., for a sample bottle. It will
convince any one. You will also receive
a booklet of valuable information, telling
all about the kidneys and bladder. When
writing, be sure and mention the Rich?
mond Daily Times-Dispatch. Regular
fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles for
sale at all drug stores
MAYOR R1DDICK
IS CONDEMNED
Board of Aldermen Denounces
His "One Drop of Northern
Blood" Speech.
Norfolk, Va., November 14.?Tho
Board of Aldermen of this city to-night
adopted a resolution strongly con?
demning Mayor James a. Rlddlck's
"one drop of Northern olood" speech
aeliverud at tue convention of the At?
lantic Deeper Waterways Association
at Richmond. in mat bpcecci the
Mayor was reported to have said:
"I urn trom a douthern city, and am
a Soutnortlttr hiruusn und tnrougb. It
l tiud, one urop ot Normern oioud in
in'} nvart I vvuuiu tear 11 OUL" *
ins resolution bays:
"Jbo it resolveu, ot tho Council of the
city ot NurioiK, oil benaif of puoj,c
aenttrhent iu tais City unu eiauvwiei e,
ii i nerouy otnciuiiy iepuuia.it too saio
Uttel afiwts ot Jaayor James U. IUiIUKa,
ana emphatically aony taut u rupru
SSUlS too sen tiniculo or tno letllii^a ol
uie people of mo section."
Several of tue Aluormen were sovtro
in thetr criticism of tno utterance ot
the Major.
The resolution wim offorcd by Alder?
man B. A. Uanks, who was charguu by
Mayor lllddicK With improper conduct
in connection wlito an appropriation
for ilia e* tension of Freemason, titreot.
The Aidermen to-ni^ni exonerated Mr.
Hanks from any improper relations
in tue. jna.tlgr.
E. W. MIX ENDS LIFE
"Nnt'-a Amcrlcoa bportsiuuu Juinpa
From Stromer.
Paris, Novenioer n.?American Con?
sul Muson has been notitled from
Calais that It is believed that Edgar
W. Mix, the well known American
sportsman, commuted suicide by jump?
ing from a channel steamer Sunday
night,
Mr. Mix's home was In Columbus, O.
ilo had boon engaged In business in
Paris for muny years, and, being a
member of both tho Aero Club of
Franco and the Aero Club of America,
has represented both countries in In?
ternational contests. Ho was a noted
ueronuut, and won the International
bulloou race at Zurich, Switzerland,
October 5, 11(09.
The report of his supposed death
came to .Mr. M?son through tno Ameri?
can consul at Calais, James B. Mllner,
from tiic French maritime inspector at
Calais. The inspector aald he believed
that Mr. Mix Jumped from tho mail
boat, whloh left Dover for Calais at 11
o'clock bunday night.
Mix left a letter to the captain of
the eteamer Indicating his intention
to end his life. A sourch of the boat
resulted in the discovery of an over?
coat and a hat. In which were his
Initials, and Mlx'a business card aa
manager of taa European division of
the General Motors and Exports Com?
pany, of Detroit, Mich.
The report of his supposed death
caused consternaUon among the friends
of Mr. Mix, who was ono of the moat
promt antiy and best liked of Amer?
icans in Paris. He hud been chosen the
: delegate of thu Aero Club ot America
to the international aviation confer
' ence, which will open In Rome, Novem?
ber 26.
The report to the consul, adds that
the body haB not been recovered,
j Friends of Mr. Mix say that If It is
' truo that he took his life the act
i can be explained only on the ground
i of overwork.
I With Alfred LoBinnc, he piloted the
balloon L'Isle do Franco, which finish
, ed eecond In the International race of
1607. Starting at .St. Louis, Mix
landed at Herbertsville, N. J., after
ojovertng a little less than 867 miles.
? In tho 1909 balloon race Mix cover?
ed 648.95 miles, starting from Zurich,
lie landed near Warsaw, in Russian
Poland, early on tho third day out,
defeating among others Alfred LoBlanc,
' hla companion In the St. Louis race.
He was promptly arrested by tho po
, lice of Ostrolenka, btit subsequontly
woe released upon the order of the
I late Premier Stolypln.
He Blames Middleman for
Increased Cost of
Living.
Washington, November 14.?The Im?
portant fact becomes known that the
Intention of President Taft now Is
to discuss the tariff and submit to
Congress the work of tho tariff bounl
In a spaclul message that will go to
that body shortly after the assembling
of Congress. The regular message, It
is learned, will probably bo shorn of
the big questions that will become
vital In the presidential politics of
the country during the noxt year.
It to quite likely, as tho situation
now looks, thnt there will be two
tariff messages from tho White House,
one concerning the woolen schedule and
another touching upon tho cotton
schedule. Tho reason for that Is that
tho wool investigations of the tariff
board are practically complete and
w-lll be In tho hands of the President
before Congress assembles.
The cotton Investigations, on the
othor. hand, will not be rendy until
shortly after Congress meets.
Able to Urge Reduction.
The .President Is alrealy famlllei
cnouKh with the general outllnu of
tho reports In each instance to know
that ho will bo able to recommend le
Congress substantial reductions in ihl
tariff rates upon these two blK sched?
ules of the existing tariff law. Ho
wishes, however, full timo to study
the data submitted to him before hi
makes detinue, recommendations, and
it is Impossible for him to get that
time now, with the preparation nf his
iinwial message und many, other thlngl
to look after.
Tho turiff board has, in following tho
wishes of the President, made a world?
wide investigation of tho wool an.)
cotton Industries, from the time the
sheep are- born and the cotton i
planted until tho manufactured arthi
lIuaHea into the hands of tho consumer.
The data will be voluminous, and. the
President believes, Bccurrfto and trust?
worthy. The President Is so convinced
of this that ho will practically stake
his political future upon tho exact
trustfulness of tho facts and figures
he receives, and will transmit to Con?
gress. Tlie Democrats are prepared tc
attuck the ability of the tariff board
to obtain any more or better figure
than can he got through the Ways
and Means Committee of the House,
and the country Is to be the judge of
the light between the White House,
hacking the tariff board, and 'ho Dem
acrota, backing tho Waya and Means
i Committee.
j ? To Tackle Com of Living.
I It la aald to-day that the reports of
the tariff board may gu farther than
the actual figures dealing with the
raising of sheep and cotton and the
turning of these things Into manufac?
tured goods for tho consumer. Tho
board 1p likely to present important
figures upon the cost of living, as de?
duced and ascertained from Its com?
plete InvestlKatIc.ti? Into these subjects.
Its conclusions are likely to he that
the sheep and cotton raiser and the
manufacturer do not get more than
thoy deserve, but that the big profits
in the business go the middleman.
The figures along this line will tend
to show that the middleman Is the fac?
tor in forcing tho people to pay bin
prlcce for what they wear In wool and
cotton.
President to Urge Remedy.
The President is sold to be deeply
Impressed with the conclusions that
will be drawn directly or Indirectly
by the board as to the cost of living,
so far tea these ortlcles of commerce
go, nnd Is prepared to renew, with
the greatest emphasis, his former
recommendations for the establishment
of a parcels post In the United States
The President, from the data already
In hlg hands, together with other
material touching upon the tariff h?
has been gathering for months, be?
lieves that the middlemen In tho United
. St8tes must he eliminated and the
j people given the privilege of buying
1 directly from the producers and manu
' faoturers. Tho parcels post is re
' garded by lilm as the medium for glv
lug this opportunity to the people
, Its history In other qountries has
proven this, he will argue.
Tho fuels as to wool and cotton am
said to rhow that the middleman de?
rives a tremendous profit in passing
tho manufactured product through ncv
j oral hands to the consumer. With a
?parcels post In operation, the President
I thinks the consumer will soon learu
! to d*al directly with the manufactur
er, and save for himself the profits thai
go to the middleman.
As matters are now shaping them
setvee at th* White House, the Presi?
dent will use the tremendous force of
his office during the coming session of
Congress to urge reductions in th*
duties of the tariff, and to Insist that
the people can he furnished with th?
necessities of life much lower than at
I present by direct dealing with tho pro
I ducers and manufacturers
SMALLPOX IN RHODE ISLAND
Schools In Two Cities Are Compelled to
Close.
Warwick, It. I.. November 14.?Whll*
the schools In Coventry and Warwick
nro closed to-dny. physicians In both
towns uto doing vaccinations on a
wholesale plan in nn effort to cheek
tho increase of smallpox, which ha*
become epidemic throughout this sec?
tion. A total of fifty-nine cases has
boon officially recorded, nnd It Is be?
lieved thnt this number will be great?
ly augmented during the next few
dayS. . ,
The State Ponrd of Health, <n a bul?
letin on the epidemic, says:
"The great spread of the disease In
tho district is attributed unquestion?
ably to the neglect of teachers or
school authorities to enforce tho law
requlMng that public school pupils
be n*si"erly vacclnnted."
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have never had a bank account, call upon us, and we will ex
. plain to you how easy and convenient it is to have one. If
unable to call, write-for booklet, "Banking by Mail."
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