Wild Scene FollowsDem
ocratic Success in
Twenty Members Who Answer
"Present" Are Not Counted as
I Voting?Unprecedented Ac
? tion Made Possible by De?
fection of 2t Republicans
From Minority Party.
v*. Miiilru: i'mi. Ausual IS.?l?y the oar-?
row mnrxln of Ii\.- votra trie llouae
?<-du>- passed the wool larld revlalon
i>.il u>c r President Taft'a veto. 'ihr
MilP, 171 In Ml. IMI? IllUllr llUKHllllr Olli? ?
by ihr defection of ttveutyone Repub-I
Hi-nun who voted ?villi tin- Dei.:rate.
1 lir uiiuiiui.iiu-nt of Democratic Mir- j
ceaa created ? ??lld aceac In ibr llouae.
uud nmlil Krrnl <-<>nfunion t"r ItePub
Mean lender* proicatcd iIihi Speaker
? lurk uiuM count uk voting len nieni
tier? nbii oninered ??oreaeut" li> ibflr
liioti, u ruling <\bl<h would have de?
feated tlir Iicujocrntlr program by
? orreiimloc lb?r ll?r-\otr uiirKio "oil
in j... in, i tot.im?, the recording ot
ihr arcrxur- two-thlrda one o( Ihr
llouae. I hI-, the Speaker declined to
L.-s? than an hour after the wool bill ,
liad been repassed In the House the J
conferee* on tho sugar tariff bill met)
and disagreed. They determined to
leport to the House an i Senate that it j
had been found Impossible to report j
a compromise between the Underwood-]
and Lodge-Brlstow bills
This action is expected to mark the j
end of i-'iffar tariff consideration In i
i present session and the excise tax
Lull, which was framed lo make up
Iuvenue that would -have beeji lost
by the reduction Of the sugar tariff.,
utso proDsbly win remain In conler-]
fence when Congress adjourns.
?v mie. Democratic and progressiv? t
era of the Senate do not believe
in wool liku run bo passed in that I
Oouy over the President's v?to they
will continue the demand for a'-'-'.on on
the cotton tariff measure.
i tit vote on the wool bill came as I
u surprise to the Republican leaders,
ot tni u i'ii,i . When they discovered]
tn.it iefei.ti .n from tiu-n rank: was to j
b.- expected it was too late to pruvent j
iv. At. a result the following ttepub-j
iicuub went over to the Democratic]
camp, and with tnelr voles made vie- |
lory pouslble for the majority: l'.epre- |
fccniadveh Anderson, Davis; Linibcrgh. '
Alliier, Stecnersbn and bteveh?, Minne*-j
tota; Anthony, Reese and Young, Kau-j
}.iis. Cooper'and Mots', v. iscons'.n; j
Ha.gen ani Woods, Iowa; Helgeson, j
.North Dakota; Kent. Calilornlu. l?it- .
Jerty. Oregon; La Follette, Wisconsin;
iiarourton, Wasnington; Morris and'
eioaii, Nebraska. 'Jl
-Sot In the memory ot tr.e oldest]
member of the House has a tarilf
measure been passed over the Presl- I
Heul s, Veto by the lOWei branch Of j
congress. .Neither Speak..-.- Clark nor j
Majority Leader underwood couiu )
t..ollect such an occurrence. When]
bpeaker lurk announced the vote and
oeciaicd the bin "passed, the Presl-]
0 nt'a veto to me cdntrary notwitn-I
atanuing," there was wild outburst of]
uppiausu irom the Democratic side. I
The tumult was Increased by the de-!
lu.Liiun oi b na t-dozen i.epuo.icaus j
that the ruling was unconstitutional. J
V? ilcn .i cemblariv-e of order was ro- !
iimoi representative UarJner, ot '
Massachusetts^ insisted thai the Con- j
stltutlon pio\ci that a two-thirds vote]
01 ilia Hotise was necessary and that j
the ich member voting "present" should
be counted, lor they had recorded their \
lirogciico in tut itousi.. Representative j
olmsteti, o: Pennsylvania, one of the!
loremost parliamentarians in Congress,
supported the contention.
"These ten members who voted pre-|
si nt.'- ruled tho Speaker after a
lengthy examination of precedents,
"are recognized aa being present only
to constitute a Quorum, The Consti?
tution, as Interpreted in the past,
Clearly provided that .ill decisions
must rest on a yea and nay vote." !
Representative Fitzgerald, of Neu ?
York. Democrat, supported Mr. Ulm-,
tted and Mr. Gardner In their con?
tentions, while Minority Leader Munn
supported the Speaker's position. Tho'
Speaker, when the debate bioke out'
with renewed vigor, quickly put a
damper on it. j
"You may talk all ^u want," he
said, "hut the chair has no Intention
Ocw or later r.f changing its ruling.".
Shortly before the vole was taken'
Minority Leader Mann appealed to his',
followers to stand by thd Republican
piirty and protective tariff principles.
He urged upon them the necessity to'
remain with the minority "In ord.-r
to safeguard a great American In?
dustry" which, he said, would be de?
stroy cd under the terms oi the Demo?
M;. UhderWOOd, who followed Mi.
ftl?nn and dosed the debate, exhorted
wavering Republicans to join with
the Democrats In passing the bill over
the veto of the President, "who be?
lli v. ,| hi could dam back the demands
of the American people with veto mes
AiRMAN DROPS TO EARTH
Gust of Wind Strikes Machine, nnd It.
C, Fen Wick la Killed,
Salisbury, England, August j.t.?One
of tho most experienced of F.nglish
airmen, if. c. Fenwlck, was killed to
day while participating in the mili?
tary aviation speed tests on Salisbury
Plain." He was flying over the avia?
tion field camp In his plplano at an
nil It ndo of 300 feet, when the ma?
chine suddenly turned turtle nn.l
dashed to the ground, it is believed
a gust of wind struck the machine
tinder one wing, for R turned cam
plontely over and dropped to earth like
e Ht?ne. The biplane was smashed
to bits. Fenwlck's death was lnstan
GETS OUT HIS CLUB
He Assails Naval Policy
of Democrats in
LOSS OF VOTES
Intimates That They Prefer
"Pork Barrel" to Welfare of
Navy, and Believes Country
Will Exact Punishment
if This Proves to
Vv'aHhlngton. August 13.?Secretary
of the Nacy Meyer. Just returned to
his duties after a protracted illness,
assailed the naval policy of the Demo?
crats of the House of Representatives
in a statement male public to-day.
Whether the "pork barrel" is raore
important than the navy In the minds
of the Democrats, the secretary de?
clares remains lo be ascertained af?
ter another caucus of the Democratic
members to be held to-morrow.
"The proposition which has been ad?
vanced by a Democratic Senator."
says Secretary Meyer, "to have the
United states build the greatest bat?
tleship e-. e.- constructed. Is nothing
more than an attempt to distract at
tenlon from the delinquency of the |
Democratic party with reference to
the continued efficiency and upkeep
of the navy, since what is proposed
is nothing more than what is already
required by every act of Ute years,
making appropriations for additions
to the lleet."
The secretary declircs that the
Democratic Senators have knocked out
the plan for the council of national
defense which wa6 indorsed b> trie
Democratic National Convention, and ;
he asserts that should but one battle- j
ship be appropriated for this year, trio
United States Navy would fall to riftli '
place ln two years
"All acts making appropriations for j
the upkeep of tru fleet," the secretary :
Bttys, iv-iulre that the battleships to
be constructed shall carry js heavy ,
armor and as powerful armament ts
any vessel of its class and ?hall have!
t... highest, practicable speed ?nd the
greatest practicable radius ot action.
Countrj >* Watching.
"The country is now watching the
Democratic party to lc3rn whether Rj
proposes beginning its campaign by
repudiating also one of the most Im
poitant planks in Its platform. Public
.-? ntlment on this question is aroused,
and the country is waiting to iee wnat ;
will be the rtii.il Democratic notion. |
"We nave had the spectacle this year
of a democratic caucus of tr... House
of Representatives putting a gag rule
on it.-, members and thus pi eventing
thvtn from voting tor a patriotic ap?
propriation, the purpose ot which was
national defense and natlon-l honor, j
Certain Democratic members, under the;
leadership of Mr. Stilzer. are enaeav
orlng to ha\e the caucus rescind its
no-battleship program, in -.rder to
sanction each Democrat In the House ,
In voting according to his conscience.
It remains to be seen whether the
Democratic party places local interests
ahead of patriotism: whether the 'pork i
barrel' is to b? consld-red as of moro |
importance than the navy.
It is a well-known ma.\tm. admitted
by all. that the Monroe Doctrine is no
stronger than the navy, that the navy
is no stronger than the fleet, and that
the lleet Is the navy. Should Com;!ess
appropriate for only one battleship at
this session, the navy would fall Into
lifth place in two years, and the navy's
present: position could only be recov?
er, d by an appropriation ror three bat?
tleships at the next session of Con?
"Many Independent voters have stated
that If the Democrats cannot be relleu
upon to maintain the efficiency of the
itavy, and thus bi prepared to uphold
the national honor, they intended to
.?-how their disapproval of the party's
action by voting against It at the com
Court Officers Held Up
While Negro Is Lynched
I'olumbuN, Gu., AuiruM ill.?Hold,
hi;, up orncfal* lo the courthouse nt
|.lxt"l potntx, ii mob of nbuul forty
men here nt .'. o'clock ibis uftrruuuii
look T. s. ( oten. ullas T. 8. >le
l.einon, u neuro ?hn hod lust been,
tried, ami lynched him just beyond
the city limits.
The neuro had hrrit cnmlclcd of
killing .voiiiik Ccdrou I.und, n white
boy, near i"?u two mouths ago.
I and nan found In n Held, hi* face
riddled ?Ith blrdshol. It wan re?
ported thut lie IiioI hud trouble ?Ith
Hie neuro, mid the latter WO? ar?
w (he trlnl to-day the negro inn
spcedl!) convicted of "unlawful
manslaughter." Judice Gilbert sen?
tenced him to three yenrs In the
peultenllnry. The spectators mode
no show of their ?llssat Israel Ion ?Rh
the verdict, nnd as so?n as court
ndjournrd many of the court offi?
cials left. When deputies started
away with fhelr prisoner they were
surrounded nnd disarmed. They
were held In the courthouse, while
members of the mob, nil unmasked,
took the ncKro out to a street cur,
flenching Hie nrirro quarter, Hie
passengers wore "rder>d orr the
enr, which ?iis taken about 100
yards farther. Then Ute neuro irnl
token ort1 Ihr cur and hi* body rid?
dled with bullets.
Au liivestlffiiHon of the lynchlnu
will he held to-morrow.
Fighting for Two Battleships
SECRETARY OF THK VAVY MEYER.
N ow Work? Against Aldermen j
With Whom He Joined
ACCUSED MEN ARRAIGNED
Maledictions and Threat- Arc
Heaped Upon 5elf-Conics5ed
Detroit. Mich.. August IS ?Prose?
cuting Attornty Hugh ghepperd an?
nounced this afternoon that Edwaru
Ecbrelter, depose^ Council committee
clerk, who made a complete confes?
sion after his arrest with eighteen
Aldermen In connection with bribery
charges, will from now on assist hint
in prosecuting the Aldermen
"Schreiter Is now an attache of the
prosecutor's office; you might call him
an assistant without pay," said the
The statement was made after the
arraignment to-Jay of the eighteen
Aldermen ana schrciter. which resulted
in the cases against the nine men
arrested for the lirst lime last KriUay
being ?et for hearing on August 20
and the dismissal of the other nine
men with reference to their rearrtsis
last Friday. The latter nine, however,
Hre all under bond to appear for hear?
ing August :0 as the result of their
lirst arrests, on July 26. ?Schreiter,
who was one of the first officials ar
rested, is to appear for hearing on
j The arraignment of the council
manic officials to-day was featured
by scathing denunciation hurled upon
Ecbrelter by the Aldermen involved !n
his confession. Maledictions mingled
with threats ami counter-charges were
heaped upon htm by the accused of
1 facials when he appeared In police
"lou eorty dog," said Alderman
?Krzyckl, one of the accused, when
. he noticed Schrtlter In the entrance to
; me courtroom. "How could you jay
Unat I ever exchanged words with you
ln regard to the Wabash deal"? You
know it Is false. When you take a
man's honor away from him you may
as well take his life "
fcchreltcr made no answer, but start.
: ed to go away.
, "You dirty dog." again yelled
I jjclyelter then walked Into the Police
' t'ourt clerk's office. The first person
he met was Alderman O'Brien, another
I one of the accused.
"\\ .at you lack is a little more hair,
i and then you would really he a dog."
said O'Pr'en. shaking his list In Bchrel
: tcr's face.
I As other Aldermen began to hurl
. imprecations at the deposed clerk.
' Prosecuting Attorney Hugh Shepherd
' and his assistant seized Schrelter by
j the arm and directed him Into the prl
. >..te office of another court official, and
? the door was shut in the faces of the
Aldermen and spectators who h:id
Each of the eighteen Aldermen de
I dared that Kchrelter's confession was
! NEW METHOD OF REFORM
Psychologien! Study Will He Mode of
' Jeffersonvllle, Ind.. August IS.?P?y>
; choiogloal study of State convicts,
'aimed to cure mental deficiencies thai
led them Into ways of crime, will be
I attempted In the Indiana Reformatory.
; according to an announcement made
l here by Superintendent Davis C.
1 Peyton. A laboratory will be estab
! llshed ln the reformatory, where tests
; of each prisoner's mentality may be
i made, after which cures Will be at
, tempted, according to the patient's
superintendent Peyton declares this
I Is a dopnrture in reformatory work.
| lie will hove the assistance, of R. !!.
j Von Klelnsmld. who has for several
years held the chair of education and
I psychology In Depauw I'nlverslty. The
I propaganda. It is announced, has tin
approval of Governor Marshall.
Several well-known psychologists. It
Is announced, will net as counsel In
ADOPTS NEW PLAN
OF PARCELS POST
Senate \\ "rites "Zone" Syste
Into Annual Post-Office
NOW READY FOR CONFERENCE
Restrict ions Placed on Rights ot
Postal Employes t" Affiliate
j Washington. August 13.?The a
j nual post-ottiee appropriation bill
j passed the Senate to-night at the end
! of two days sharp righting over pro
I visions relating to parcels pott, good
I roads Improvements and the atfliiation
I of postal employes with labor orga
j nlzations. As it goes back to the
j House, It contains some restrictions
upon the right of postal employes to
! join outside organizations, and an en
. tlrely new system of parcels post,
based on tho "zone plan." with vary?
ing rates for varying distances. The
I measure will go Into conference with
I many Important -differences remain
j Ing to be settled.
The House provided that no employe
jof the postal service should be sub?
jected to reduction or removal for,
joining an organization having for Us
'object the. Improvement In labor con
' dltlona or compensation,
i After a fight involving the right of
government employes to strike, the
j Senate approved this In part, but pro
; vlded that employes should not join
pan organization "which imposes an
I obligation or duty to strike, or to
assist in a strike against the t.'nlted
Unler the terms of the bill, as It
passed both Houses, employes have
the right to appeal to Congress for
.redress of grievances
I The Bourne-Brtstow parcels post svs
Jtem. which the Senate substituted for
tho flat rate of 12 cents per pound by
I the House on packages, provides for
eight zones varying from fifty to more
'than 1,800 miles and a graduated rate
j ranging from 5 to 12 cents per pound,
j The limit of weight Is eleven pounds.
I A rate of ? cents for the first and 1
[cent fo reach additional pound Is
, provided for rural route and city dc
Instead of allowing overtime pay for
(Continued on Second Page)
Surseon T. B. McClintic
Dies, Martyr to Science
Washington, August 18.?Passed
Analslunt SurKeon T. H. Met Untie,
of the I lilted States Public Health
nud Marine Hospital Service, died
here to-ulght of Itoeky Mountain
??spoiled fever." n martyr n> Hie
cauae of medical science. One of
the foremost npeclullnts In this
deadly maludy, which hevlrtunllj bail
eradicated rrom the Hitler Hoot
Valley, in Montana, It on.i the Irony
of fute that Or. McClintic should
succumb in the dlaense.
He bnd been Investigating the
fever I" the Hitter Hoot Valley for
the Ihm two yearn, and ao completely
bad be eradicated ibe tick inhb-b
trouamlta the malady that no caae
developed there thin year until Mr.
McClintic himself wan stricken. Ills
lllncMH ?nn reported to the Public
Health Service here on August ft,
when be .started for Washington
from Montana. Fn route the die
ease wan diagnosed tin "spotted
fever." nud n lifn the patient arrived
here thin morning It nun known that
be uns drnpcratrly III.
Or. Met" Untie wmi thirty-nine
yeurn of age und bud be?-n connected
with the Puhllc Health aud Marine
llonpltal Service for fifteen years.
A native of Warm Springs. Vn., be
nan n graduate of the University of
Virginia. H's "Ifc, n brlite of n few
vreeka, sum l\ en.
BEST SERVICE 1*0 CALIFORNIA,
Bt?niard or tourlnt. I.utter pcrnonnMy con?
ducted without chance. .Berth ?3. Wa?hlng
ton-Sunfrl Route, 907 Kist Main Street.
SCHEPPS HIDDEN !
BYU. S. OFFICERS
Police Turn Him Over
NOW KEPT SECRET,
Move Made to Prevent Him
Falling Into Hands of New
York Police, Whose Repre?
sentatives Are Said to
Have Gone Secretly to
K'ot Springs. Ark., August 13,?Sam !
Schepps, held here as a material wit- j
r.ess in the Hosenthal murder asc, has j
been hid by Federal ofhcer.s to whom
he was given Into custody this eve?
ning. After holding him thiee days,
the time limit of th.. law, the police
turned him over to Fred .lonnun. post?
master and deputy United Skates mar- i
shal, and .lohnen declines to say i
where Si nepps ha A b.-...n taken
Officers here are anxious to turn !
Schopps over to representatives of the
New York district attorney's office, but, j
owing to the peculiar status of the
case, they fear possession ot aim may
be obtained through court technicali?
ties by other officers.
A local newspaper to-day published
an article stating that representatives
of the New York police department had'
secretly come here, but ttiis cculd not ?
be confirmed. Schepps has said t-ev- ?
eral times he was willing to go back
to New York with reprcsentat.ves of
the district attorney's office, but that
he did not want to be taken by tnc.
Representatives of District Attorney
Whitman fallen to arrive here to
ulgnt. If agents of the New York
police deportment arrived during the
day. they are keeping under cover.
?' R Rubin, assistant district attorney,
telegraphed the Hot Springs police from <
Terre Haute. Ir.d.. that ho would ar- |
rive to-morrow. Rubin, with Detec- j
uve Stewart. w,,s expected to-day. Do- '
tectlve Thomas, of New York, also i? I
i en route to Hot Springs, coming by I
(another route than Rubin and Stewart. I
Schepps declined to-day to comment
upon the dispatch from New York
stating that Bernnrd Standler. his at?
torney, had started for Hot Springs
and had telegraphed Schopps not to
start for New York until Stnndler's
arrival. He would neither confirm nor
deny the statement that St?ndler is ?
en route and had telegraphed.
"I want to say that every sensa
tlonal story that has been sent out i
from Hot Springs, no matter by whom,
Which (luotcs me either directly or In?
directly as having made any confes?
sion of any connection us regards po?
lice graft, white slave traffic and so
one, I brand as maliciously false, made
out of whole cloth and manufactured
from garbled reports gotten by I know
"I want the newspapers to know
for a certain f^ct that this Interview. :
which 1 am willing to sign and swear
to, is the first and only statement
made by me to the representative of
any newspaper press association what
ever. As regards the killing of Her- j
man Roscnthal, 1 have made no con- >
felslon. 1 have nothing to confess '
Mr. Whitman knows this. The news?
paper rnon who have asked me for j
some statement know it, but I think
some of them have wanted to make a
little money out of mlsstatements.
Letters Were Kept.
"When I was taken In custody by
Postmaster Johnson he took from me
a letter I received from Jack Rose
and a reply 1 had written to htm. He
promised t" seal them In an envelope
and hold them subject to District At?
torney Whitman's disposition.
"I, fearing some sentence In thosa
letters might be misconstrued by
those not knowing everything con- i
r.ected with the Rosenthal case, re?
quested that they be returned to me or
given in the care of Police Captain
lleorge Powell or Police Chief Leonard.j
'1 his was not done. I wa? powerless,
not knowing whether any charges had
been made against me. I
"1 understand thesu letters have
been used. 1 want to say that their
use was. In my opinion, Illegal and
llbelous. My attorney will examine
this feature when I return to New]
"1 fear no person or agent In New
York, but since it seems to bo legal
that Mr. Whitman nan a right to de?
mand that I be given Into his custody
as a witness, I have demanded my
right as a detained witness against
whom no charge of crime has or can
be made to bo given Into the custody
of none except Mr. Whitman's author?
"I watit to repeat that this Is the
only authorized statement I have made
for the representative of any news?
paper "r press association.
, "SAM SCHEPPa"
The description of ?ohepps furnished
by the New York police received by
the Hot Springs authorities Is, accord?
ing to Chief Leonard, a most remark?
able document, because it describes
Schepps as being at least four Inches
taller than the man under arrest.
"But this man la Schepps, no mis?
take about that.' I guess. He got a
Utter from Jack Rose, asking him to
confess, and was about to mall r reply
?when Fred (postmaster and deputy
marshal) Johnson nailed him."
Mo warant was issued for Schepps.
No comp.alnt hn.s been made against
him In any Arkansas court. He sim?
ply was raptured boldly, and If. being
held solely on the assertion of District
Attorney Whitman that he Is wanted
as n material witness In the Rose tit ha)
cane. Not only that, but he seems to
tear that the police agents will arrive
first and find sonic means to get him.
at liberty or lake him In custody. He
la at a hotel In the downtown district
(Cor.ttnued on Second Page.)
GRACE IS DOOMED
Operation i<> Locate iiuiirt in Hin Oody
Atlanta, Ga., August 13.?Eugene H.
Grace underwent a:i unsuccessful oper?
ation to-day to locate the bullet which he
charges that hla wlic, Daisy uple Grace,
sent into his body last March. In tho
opinion of his physicians n? will no
paralysed for the rest of his life, which
tney think will not be longer man tour
Grace spent more than four ..j';rs j
under tho knife. The surgeons cut i
tnree inches up and down tin spine,
and guided by X-ray photograpns,
nuuted the bullet. It was nowhere to
be found. The spinal canal was clear
and there was no loose bone resting |
against the cord as feared.
Grace stood the ordeal well and ral?
lied quickly. One of the surgeons de?
clared he was me gamcst man he hau
ever seen. Although Grace will be kept
at the hospital here for several days
at least. It is doubtful If another opt to.- j
tlon will be attempted.
in-ceo lower limbs are completely
paralyzed, and the operation 10-day |
demonstrate j. it is said, that this con- j
dlt.on is not due to the presence ot
the bullet In the wounded man's body.
BOW MAN MAY BE'ImJS TED
Machinery Set In Motion to lake An?
other Republican sent.
Washington. August 13,?Machinery |
to oust another Republican from the ;
House?Congressman Charles C. Bow?
man, of Pennsylvania?was act in mo- i
tlon to-day by tho Democrats; follow?
ing their sUcces? yesterday in oust- j
Ing Congressman Theron Catlin. of St.
La ils, and seating his Democratic
The House Elections Committee to
day completed its report recommend- 1
ing that Bowman's seat bo declared
vacant for excessive use of money tn !
his election In 1910.
That Bowman bought a S"00 taxi
cab and spent thousands of dollars for j
??watchers" at the polls to (over up
campaign expenditures is charged In
the majority report. Bowman admits
spending $".194 In his campaign, but
declares It was all for legitimate pur?
The committee does not recommend
the seating of Rowman's Democratic
opponent: It merely recommends that
Bowman be expelled.
STILL ELUDES OFFICERS
Al.eeed Seadcr of Infernal Machine
tan not lie Found.
Greensboro. N. C. August 13.?A day I
of searching for lid R. Mclntyre,
wanted by High I'olnt officers as tho j
builder ani sender of an Infernaf ma- <
chine which exploded Saturday In tho
nands of expressmen, seriously Injur?
ing two. dosed with a faint hope that j
a suspect held by a GrifHn. Ga., offi?
cial might prove to be the man wanted.
The police picked up a new trail at]
Barber Junction. N. C. to-day. but lost
I H again at l-tamlet. Griffin. Ga. was
along the route to Mclntyre Is believed
to have taken from Hamlet. He has a
brother In Birmingham, and one in At
Mies OUle Hoover, the pretty young
w-onian for whom the bomb was In
lonaeo, has furnished valuable evi- ]
I dence to the police.
ALL TROUBLES ADJUSTED
Democrats In California Are Working
New York. August 13.?All factional
troubles among California Democrats
have- been adjusted, it was announced
at national Democratic headquarters
to-night. A telegram was sent by
Chairman McComba to Chairman Du- i
Witt, of the California Democratic
State Committee, o'n Sunday urging
that every effort be made to secure
complete harmony, and that all pre- I
I convention contests be forgotten. To
;day the following reply was received:
j "All differences In Democratic party
hatve been amicably adjusted In Cali?
fornia. Everybody in harness and at
Work. California In Wilson column."
COLQUITT IN CONTROL
i Hin Force? Orcnnl/.e Democratic Con
ventlou In Texan.
' San Antonio. Tex.. August 13.?
I Forces friendly to Governor O. B.
'i.oloultt this afternoon controlled the
' Democratic State Convention, ami W.
S. Hangar was elected temporary chair?
man over O. S. T.attlmore, of Fort
Worth, by a vole of 523 3-4 to 274 1-4.
The convention adjourned until 10
o'clock to-morrow morning, when it
Is expected the platform committee
National Committeeman Stalls to?
night announced a plan by which it Is
proposed a fund of $.">0,00e be raised
i In Texas by dollar subscriptions to
! further the candidncy of Governor
An Amazing Increase
in Liquor and Cigarettes j
Washington, August I*.?The peo- |
pic of ike I ulted States produced
more whiskey and rum nmi smoked ,
mi.re cigarettes during the lineal
yeur of 1013 than cut before In tb?- ]
history ?f the country, according
to the preliminary nnniml report of
Hoya] I'. Cnbeili * omnilaaloner of
internal Revenue, submitted to See- !
retary MacVeugb lo-day. The eon- >
sumption of whiakey ??? exceeded
only by the year iihit. but beer !
drinking Tell on* by n suhstantlal
The unprecedented smoking oi
11,231,024.049 cigarettes, exceeding
the ree?rd of 1011 by marly 2,000,-,
j ihio.ooo, amar.ed treasury officials, ;
who were unable to account tor the S
Stored In warehouses ihr country i
over nre 2,tt0O.7S0,OT0 gallons of i
whiskey nmi rum, the greateat on i
in Kentucky aloue are stored
lfiS.000,000 gallons, which exceed"
the amount of whiskey mid rum Iii
the whole lulled Stuten eleven
The record production of these
Intoxicants for mi- was iss.ihio.ooo
gallons,' or i:i.ihio,imk> gallons greater
thnii 1011. The consumption of
whiskey and rum for 1013 was 133,
;i77, gallons, the nearest approach
to tin- record of I ft 4,0111,000 gallons
The consumption of beer for 11)11'
was only tl", 108,7A3 barrels, n de?
crease of over 1,108,000 barrels, n
comparcd with 1011.
BANKS GIVE AID
Yield Up Their Secrets
of Deposits Made by
BECKER'S SHARE OF
Accused Lieutenant, Who Drew
Yearly Salary of $2,250, Haa
: Fortune Distributed in Many
I Banks and Strong Boxes.
Other Inspectors Have Great
Sums to Their Credit in Va?
rious Institutions, One of Them
Having Put Aside $1,000.000.
I Jack Rose Holds Grand Jury
j Spellbound With Dramatic
Recital of His Share in Rosen
! thai Murder Plot and Extor
; tions From Gambling Houses.
New York. August 13.?Powerful
.buiking Interests, actlns through tho
New York clearing bouse committee,
j came to the aid of District Attorney
j Whitman to-diy In his efforts to lay
, bare the alleged corrupt alliance bc
| tween the police and the gambling
I fraternity, founded on graft and black
i mail. A virtual command was given
I by the committee to all banks in the
?clearing house to furnish the district
I attorney with a record of deposits
i they may have received from any of
1 the high police officials whom tile ?1 Is*
jtrlct attorney suspects of having been
collectors ot blackmail from the dis?
orderly elements of the city. As a re?
sult, records showing that within the
.last eight months Police Lieutenant
I Charles Becker, charged with the
murder of Herman Hosenthal and ,,c
j cused of gambling graft, has mado
I bank deposits of $5<*,St5 In his own
i name, or that of his wife, were placed
! in the hands Of the public prosecu
May Iteuch V.00,000.
There deposits, tho records show,
were tlrst made In November. 1911.
shortly after Becker became head of
tho ?'strong arm squad" or gambling
[raiders ..nd continued all during tho
time that Jack Rose says ho was col?
lecting graft for Becker and until af?
ter his arrest. The table of deposits
as presented to the district attorney
was as follows:
Corn Exchange Bank, November 21,
1011, to August 1, 1912. $29.615.
Corn Exchange Bank (blanch). May,
Corn Exchange Bank (branch),
April, Uil2, $<5.00".
Corn r.x-h..nge Bank (branch), July,
Empire Savings Bank. April, 1912,
West Side Savings Bank, May, 1912,
Lincoln Trust Company, April, 1912,
The district attorney has bee-, prom?
ised records of Becker's deposit* m four
other banks which did not have time
to go over their accounts to-day. and
ho has also discovered that Becker has
an unknown amount of stocks, boiid.s
and other securities locked up in two
safe deposit vaults. That the total
value of the police lieutenant's assets
will be found to approximate $200,000
would be no surprise to the district at?
torney. Becker's salary as * police
lieutenant was $2,250 a yeur.
Offer Gladly Accepted.
The aid of the clearing house com?
mittee wus proffered to Mr. Whitman
after It became known that his repre?
sentatives had been finding some diffi?
culty In tracing Becker'? bank ac?
counts nnd those of other police officers,
owing to the natural feeling of tho
bank officials approached to protect us
a legally confidential secret t..c amount
of the deposits of their customers. Mr.
Whitman was assured by leading bank?
ers of the city that they were cnxlous
as public-spirited citizens to have tho
polb-e force purged of Its grafters and
the whole scandal aired, and that they
would give hun every aid in their
power. This offer was gladly accepted
by the district attorney, .who said to?
"I am receiving splendid support
from the hunkers of New York City.','
The word from the clearing houso
committee requesting the various banks
to disclose their records of Ueckrr's
deposits was transmitted by telephone,
und results were quickly forthcoming.
The district attorney has received In?
formation that Becker may have put
money awu.y in several banks outsldo
of tho cltj as well, and if these urn
definitely located and difficulty should
be experienced in obtaining the rec?
ord*, tile New York bankers hltvo
promised to use their Influence to se?
cure their production.
The prosecutor expects that the aid
I of tho bankers will he invaluable to
I him when he takes up the Urge; pha.se
' of the graft inquiry, which is being hold
I In abeyance pending the efforts of the
j Strtto to complete tho weaving of its
web of evidence around Lieutenant
[Becker, the alleged Instigator of tho
I murder of Rosenthal, the actual mur?
derers and those of their accomplicoa
I who have not been promised immunity,
i it became known to-night that tho
I district attorney Is holding for pre?
sentation to tho grand Jury In duo
I t'mc evidence, by which ho expects
to convict four police Inspectors on
il.. churgi Of collection of blackmail.
' from gambling houses and disorderly
rtsofts. These four men are ill! aware,
I It Is said, of the nature, of the ev'
Idencc .vhicli the. district attorney has
I against them ami have been making;:
effort* to rover their tracks. Thus far*
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