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Plan of Criminal Gang
Revealed Fo 11 o w i n g
Arrest of Leader.
Bank Robber and Escaped Con?
vict. With Several of His Fol?
lowers, Captured and One
Killed?Detective Suspended
for Failure to Make Known
Presence of Men in City.
Memphis. T< nn . December in?That
Frank Holloway. bank robber and es
? aped ronv'rt. was In Memphis w?hl
?everal Of his followers to intercept .'
deputy Cnlted States marshals <n route'
from Savannah. <Ja . to Omaha. Neb,!
with I?egas KotaR, aroused of misuse
of the mail*, and fr*e Nolen at all,
haaar.is. developed to-night In CO>Mt i
tton with the raldmtc of a cottage M !
th? outskirts of Memphis early to-day. i
the capture of Holloway and several
of his followers, and tin. killing of an?
other, "Kinne-. ? Bergen, ex-eonvlet.
Herren was killed after he had made
a spectacular ?-seape The detectives
heavily armed, surrounded the house
and raptured other members of the
partv without trouble Hut I'.er?^:
drove them h?< k a few feet. ther:
leaped from a grarr?t window. Surviv?
ing" the ihirty-flv. - f int Jump without j
apparent lnjur>. Bergen got away. Ai
?h?rt time afterward, however. he re?
turned to the house. Defectives on I
gruard surrounded h:m, arid In the pis-:
tol duel that followed Bergen was!
Chief of Detectives Itopof planned the
raid yesterday after he had heard that |
Bergen. Holloway ai.d others of their:
??gang" were living- at 1.117 Wilson |
Street. Karly to-day six detectives
avrrounded the house, and one of them
knocked at the front door The wo- j
man appeared She was seized before
?he could make an outcry, then the]
detectives softly entered the houie. j
Thev captured PaBowRy ard two of]
the m?n without a fight.
Bergen, however. apparently having
taken warning when the detectives ap?
peared at the 1 o is*., had armed hlm
aelf, and the spectatular pistol battle
and Bergens escape followed.
Mo?u??. xdsalfa l'laa.
Holloway, auxording to Cbivf of D?
te- ttves .tames Raotr, has admitted
that B'ich was his plan, frustrated be
cauee of the circuitous route taken
by the glritl having Nolen in cus
tedv. As a se'iuel I?eiertlve Krnest
Nolen. of the jocal farce. Is under
suspension because >>t failure to make
known his allege*-. knowie?ig?- of the
preaence of Holloway in thla city.
Pegjts Nolen Is a brother of the de-,
tectlve and Holloway is a coueln.
"'Jack'- Munday. alb -1 to be a mem- I
her of the gang, b.t who was not In
the houae at the time of the raid, is
being: searched for to-nlgbt
Those capture,! was Hollowav. Brent
T?y Mitchell. .lohn McCoy, alias -Tex
Wallace, and Mis John McCoy. De?
tective Nolen ?>. lares he knew noth?
ing of Holloway beinn In M?mpM?.
or his pTSVs <"harg-r to the contrar\
were made at informal hearing before
Mayor <""-ump this afternoon
Incidental):'. Mitchell is charged
with ettenipted hignway robbery and
assault, with intent to kill Jules
Stlffe]. a business rran *?f this city,
who was held up last sieht. Stiffei
opened fire when two n.ati apprunetiHl
him with the commstv: of "hands tip'
and !n the exchange of shots Stlffel
was slightly wounded, the would-he
robbers takinr to their heels. s'tiffel
identified Mitchell as ot:e of the men
to-da>'- Bergen is said to have been
Ha companion.
Kaerta la ?out? sn,, ?nu|hsr?l.
rTdfloway is well known in the
South MpI Southwest He first gained
notorletv wh? n he shot and killed lid
ward ftarr. a hank robber, at Tuisa.
?'?kla. In l?f? He was acquitted.
Next he engage.1 in a fight with two
of his companions In Oklamona City.
All were wojnded
Holloway escaped from a hospital
and came to Memphis, where he op< ned
a hotel, hut was compelled to leave tho
crty when h:s establishment was t'oscd
after a raid. Next he was arrested
at ?'laremore. ffftf?. in isja for the
rohberx of a bank at Haro'd. T. \a?.
and taken to Kort Worth for trial. He
left Tcxaa. and his bond of |U.?*i was
declared forfeited, but later he was
arrestej at ?""hlcauo. returned to Texas,
and sentenced to seven years in the
penitential He . ? i;,..! from the
penitentiary at Huntsville last sum?
mer, and since has been at large
When he was arrested in <*hica?ro Hol?
loway confessed that he had taken
part in the robbery of the branch of
the Bank of Montreal, at Weatminster.
R C "f t-tte.oo*. and of a hank In
Panama of $*:. ?>'?? || ? d?U-atlons
?er> not taken seriously.
Be-B-en. whose a(. :? g-iven as nine?
teen years, was recently liberated from
the 1/ouialana penitentiary at Baton
n-cj*. after aervinc a tm..-vear?- sen?
tence for hoiiaebreak in? Mitchell, ^tso
a cousin of petectlve Noten, has a local
oolic/. record for petty thievery, hot
o' the others Mtta Is known Mrs Mc.
?oy Is detained as a witness. McT*oy
la formally held on a charare of
vagrancy H>? poo;.>c~?t?h was sent
hroad'?*: to-nght to the police of
other cities.
Arrested for Robbery.
O?lca?o. Lercember I? Krank Hollo,
wav Is remember*^! b<cauae of his ar
reat here January 1* la?t for the rob?
bery of a bank at Harold T?tai If
April l?l*. He was extradited b> the
authorities of that State and taken to
Vernon. Tn?t for trial, found miitty
and sentenced to seven veara' Impr's
onwtent. La?t Augaat. he escaped from
the penlten'tarv at Rusk. Texas an.t
the fV.Te.nor of T<-\a? offered ? reward
for hl? cafttar?.
Be* Sen I? r te CaitfetWta ???? 1>-i nr
??<.rl?t Utt>r P'-tnin 'i M jMeJ wlt?nt
e*aaa>? dai'T. exe.pt aarxtsi Renh fa
WaaHM-t-aaaat Beate. M? R. Kaja -Adr.
Trial of Official, of National Cash
ItricUfer Company.
Cincinnati, O.. December 10.?Nina
witnesses occ n pled the stand to-dav
during the trial of president .lohn II.
Patt-rson an?l twenty-nine, other off)
elaJa ec former officials of th>- Ka
li'inal i ash Register Company, chure'-d
with violation of the criminal seetton
of Um Shmnaii law
Baaeae Clam, of i?M Amelia, for
?MT National Cash Ileglsic: salesman,
testified he ha>l iK-lp.-il smash a num?
ber ?>: Hallwood ma. limes that w-re
later exhibited In a <!i.-!>;av w Ul low
of a National store us "junk.'' On
? ross-examination he admitted MMra
Were several National machine*
smashed at the same time i>om> of
Iii?- Hall wood machines, he said. Were
almost MW.
Albert U Forbes, of I.on Angeles, a
?llwood agent, t >-Kt itW-d Utl Na?
tional salesmen had followed him
whenever he went out to see a etIM
WMwr at a Bfraapaetlva laetiaac r Fi?\d
T. Shaw, former mftmt for a caagpetl
lor of the National. latlllad that Um
California district manager of iha Ma
uonal i'ompaiiv. liad offered him |1.""rt
.1 rear to work for Um National com
Pfaay, and had told him that the .
petlng i onipany would be out of UM
buaineM In ? few months Tha de?
fense claimed they s. 01 c<| a victory
to-dav ? hin Judge (Pollute; ruled o .*
?II testimony concerning all' ?' d at
' i' kh or ajffta of violence < ommltt<-d by
National agent*.
<C" Ml..,, of ^nl.r?l..l,,ii 0t fir?I Brit?
ain's Protest to Tita IlKUr.
Washington, ft! fa mini in- Whether
Creat Britain's protest against free
passage of Amerieaa ships through
the Panama Canal is to be eubmlttei
t.j The Hague ,h to be finally deter?
mined by tue Senate. *o any t vent.
It was intimated to-day that prfTrtdent
Taft, consistent with his altitude as
a principal ? hainpion of arbitration of i
dispute* between nations, might
recommend su..h a course, .should ie \
and Secretary Ktiox BO| hold the <i/ies
tlo.'i a purely domestic aiij lnt'-fnal
one, and therefor-- net arbitrable.
There was a considerable leaning to ,
auch a view amoni; Peaatora to-day. |
The British government's note was
discussed Informally bv President
Taft and his CsMtWl to-day. bJt !t
was laid that until Secretary Kr.ox
had had time to study it at lengtn
and probably had outlined his reply it
would not be taken up formally. That
probably will not be 'or several weeks.
A suggestion that the question
might be kept from arbitration bv de- |
lay until the existing arbitration
treaty with Ureat Britain expires by
limitation r.-xt pine, was repudiated
to-day by a number of Senators Sen?
ator Lodge, a prominent member of
tiie Foreign Relatioaa Comaaittee, d> -
dared that "the Pnlted States would
not stoop to tricks." Senator -Suther?
land <le. lared the ?iueat.cn purely a
dornest.? one and therefor.- not subject
11 a?bltration.
Jlmther-ln-l.as* uf Miss Marchoaan
Klrrs on Krleavd of Head I.Irl.
Aahburn, r,a . December He?Tan
?"l?-ghom. friend of Miss Marchman.
w iio d'ed at her home r.ear here under
? lerlonjs t.rpstances ajter a
visit t,o AaJxbtfrn In his i-ornpinv. -was
shot ajul w*ainded here this afternoon
a second time bv w. .1. Cochran. broth?
er-in-law of the j^ad girl. Marion
l?';eghorn. a brother. al?o was wound
1 < ochran shot Tan ?Meghcrn Sunday
night. but was released or. bon<i when
ilt was found that the latter's wound
'was not Serious.
j To-day's shooting occurred when
Cochran and I.e.- .M.-.rchman. brother
I of Miss Minni<\ encountered Tan.
Marian and Colle Clcghom on the
mre*la of Ashhiirn. All parties are
said to have been armed. In the
ehootmg affrav whi-h followed Tan
received a flesh wound in the thigh
?aal Martoi: received a bullet in the
?'ochran and Mari hrr.an both wer?
j.rr-ite,i. rochnn admitted the shoot?
ing and both were released on J.?00
: vi hen MlM?e Mar. hman died in con
|TBjlatMp aajafjlelfM arose that she hsd
l>e? n po:s. fi,il A chemical ana '.s:* of
', her stomach disclosed no trace o
poison, but ''ochran aaaajaaeatj that
further iBTeMaSaUen w -Jld be ma Je.
labor < oa<rr?? ? oadrran? I. inplo > cr?'
1'iahlllo Hill.
I Atlanta. DaeMstM . 1" ? li^soiu
MM . r.ndeninirig th<- ernpioyer-s' lia?
bility Mil, pending before Congress, as
!an instrument <?? the trusts. were
'adopted after spirit-d debate by the
?aaj?MaMtara U?"r Congress, in c?>n
; vention here to-.;ay. Bitter attacks
? also were launched at the wom?r.'.*
w.ik. s\ stem and the "sweatshops."
Vi. e-fresid?-nt taaaara t>'Conne|l. of
'the American Federat'on of La .sor.
^vigorously pr'.test?d against tht- adop?
tion of the resolution.
Argument? in favor of its adoption
|wer.- advanced by T S. ?Jarvey. Bit h
'mond. W. <! Ja- kson. Little Bock,
'and IL <>. Teat. Atlanta They con?
tended that the Mil was a "'rame-up"
afj t ,.. trusts, the eompatitiorr pre?
scribed inadesfiate. uit t He right of
trial bv jurv taken from thje etnployes.
Vict -rresid.-nt O't'onnell dejlvered an
address hafaaaj the congress this af?
ternoon on organization, in whi.-h he
ij.-. lared for the betterment of faaa con?
dition . f the employ l-tt. r hours
end Letter mean* of edu-alion of our
..hlldren He also advo,at.d e.jual pa>
f..- m-n and women. At the conclu
?slor. ..f h*? address delegates u
mn?<|v adopt"! a reaolatt? ' favoring
th. m.ninium wage for women.
IffMBMaa sWl '?
I're.lHent oa Hoard.
._ - __,?,. I le rltlls r 1 a ?Th
m ..?hingt"". ' ? '
new |?r,adn..nght Ark ,nsa? ?hi- h
Iw'll carrv President Taft Panami
if he flna'm decides t? niake the trip.
J t Hampton Beds to-day for Kev
Ue.t accompli, d by the battleship
ivlaware rresident Taft's tentative
rd?r% are t' board th- srkansa, at
on L^.emher It and -ail
t ,??!?? The big ship has ?iiiarters
;I"T Pamirs' The furnishings of
nefJ'V^beeo sl.gh.l, .?? -ted
!lV* ^om" of the Br-sident , p. r-onal
^rue Tsrto.is stories of "
at.ons b*?"lt ?nJ o, and h.?
, omni., late tPe I ? ? n.
I party _
far. for HaMe. lror??^d M
f.?r??er ?.?'-..
Chi, ago. I.e.e?,-.e, ? H| ' ' ^
'w'th nftrserl.s for babef* 9**l
posed s? an addition '" 1 "j ' ' i ?? . o
,.f overland and limited rj""?"
at a meeting "f pass-rset ??? "' _ ?
Western r?'1road systewi here > wx
"V: W?. soC?e.,eo -eat the
?a, mnartment and oh?erTat'"n c?' s
ine ' Pr?ular Bfr>i of :he make
iL*?? tr.ltia^ and ?ha< th-" sb?'ld ??
S wo?.dVb.ttev fat the ?sblas an
LbVtter for the other f>sef?ng?r? on
Fin* train.
William P.Boland Ad?
mits He Wanted to
'Check Up Archbald'
Witness Confesses That He Tried
to Get Hold of Everything He !
Could That Would Help in
"Showing Up" Defendant
Before Court of Im
, peachment.
Washington, December I"?William |
P. Boland. of Scranton, Pa, the man
? barged by Judge Kohert W. Arcnbald,
of the Commerce. Court, with having,
organized a conspiracy that leaulted
In Judge Archibald's impeachment and
his present trial before the Senate,
admitted on the witness stand In the
Senate to-day that he :,ad suggested
the varl >us steps by which Judge
Archbald was <on.ne.ted with the deal
for the Katydid r.ilm dump in order to
ne. k up Judge Archhaid
"I wanted to button up Judge Arch?
bald." he said, shaking his finger at
the acc laed Jurist, who sat in front of
him. I wanted to show he was the
kind of a man he is "
These admissions. made under
seatching questions by Judge Arth- I
baldfs attorney. A. B. Worthingt ?n. !
were interspersed with the vigorous I
denunciation of Judge Arch held by Mr.
Boland as a "corrupt Judge," and
charges that Judge Ar< hhald had been
"working for the railroads.'
Repeated demands were made by j
Jndg- Arckaaldfl attorney tt.at Hi. I
Betend be required to answer ques- '
tior.s directly, but n .tw ithstanding i
cautions from Senator Bacon, he em?
bodied la his repUea sweeping charges :
Bg llnat Iudt'e Archibald and frank ad- :
mtsBtoM that be had set oat to get !
hold of everything he .-ou!d that would
hel,. In "shewing up" Judge Archbald.;
and that would sustain the oeliel '
Boland held that Judge ATCbbaM was
being "used" by the railroads.
The testimony of W. l\ Boland, who
followed his brother. C. 'J. Boland, on
the stand, centred chiefly .ibout the
case of Um Marion Coal Company, of
which they were cht1*? owners Mr.
Boland declared he believed Judge
A-i lit.aid had used his influence to
attempt to bring about a settlement
of a case btween the Marlon Coal
[ Company and the La. kawanna Bail
Refused to Discount \ote.
H- .-.?id he had told Attorney-Gen?
eral Wickerabaja and members of the
Interstate Commerce, commission he
1?. lb ved Judge Archbald had overruled
the demurrer of the Marion foal Com?
pany because he < Boland? had refused
to discount Judge Archbald s note.
When pressed for evidence to prove
this. Mr. B'dand sai? he had been told
repeatedly bj K. J. Williams, the as?
sociate of Judge Ar. hbald. in coal land
operations, that it would have been
better for i im if he had discounted the
Judge \rchbald never did a thing
! to me until the railroads began to use
him." shouted Mr. Boland. in the course
of one of Iiis answers to questions by
Mr Worthington. "He was account
able fa* .1 1 our troubles over the ap?
peal case."
Where aid you get your information
about Judge Archbald?" asked Mr.
Mr. Williams would tell me what
was going to happen, and mould tell
me ?.; the influences behind Judtre
Archbald. replied Boland. "Wnen I
began to efeacft up the judge. I got in?
formation from his associates aa to
?hat he was doing for the railroads'"
"1'id yea send K. J. Williams to get
Judge Archbald to write a b-tter to
W. A Mji. urging that they give Mr.
Williams an option on the Katydid
dum:'"' naked Mr Wcrthlrgton
"Tai I did. said Mr Boland "I
wante.i to check "p Judge Archbald."
"I>ld you afterwards suggest to Wil?
liams that he get Judge Archbald to
go to New- York to see the Krle Rail?
road officials""
I think I did." Boland finally ad
: mitted.
suggestions t.. < oaa.
He sugg> sted to Charles K. Conn, of
, the l.ackawanr.a and Wyoming Va'ley
? lectrtc line, that he purchase the culm
dump from Williams, he said, and. he
th> r. suggested to Williams that ne
no |a OMM as a possible purchaser He
also admitted that he urged Williams
to get a letter from Judge Archbald
j urging t'onn to make the purchase.
' I wanted to check up Judge Arch?
bald ." asserted Boland doggedly, as Mi.
Worthington pres?ed the questions
Judge Archibald's attorneys had not
finished with William P. Boland wben
? -it t of impeachment adjourned to?
night They were then endeavoring t ?
bring out more folly the extent to
which he had directed the various steps
: by whi-h evidence was established
I upon which the Impeachment trial was
ha s. .1
I _
>ecroe? ? ..ae, Hide en Tarawa.
?'ee?U? I ir, |R Mississippi
Jackson. Miss. I?e. eml>er |e -Tie
SUpreil-e fWll of MISSISSIPPI t" r|a\
I decided that the so-called "Jim Crow
'law applies in this Mate to through
sleeping ears as ?el| as dav coaches
This decision was ban led down In
I the nu.r of Miss pearl Morris, who
was r?i'tilh given a verdict against
Iba xut co? and Vckshurg Railroad
f..- fie.eat because Its employes re
fused to eject three negroes from a
sleep ng or in which she was riding
The court held that the fIS.e** dsrr
afr, was es< esslve. but suggested a
verdl? t ol" f ? ?** Tie court s decision
. , . IVii If negroes sre in ride In
? l.erong .are it Mississippi thev must
M rn si.id separate cSra.
iMrmnrn *rg?t?r.
lit' HMOMi TO plK*l . v .'i ?%t M Seat*
r-r> fW<n*% tomrojro ? f w Dsl'i, alt?
t*iromtt| rleetrl. tahteA Erasing rrwifl |>sp
Vrri ? \ Hanta I*? A. M. B.r
mlrsisfH ? T it trtfl.?. ?g g Main ?< -
Strong Letters of Advo?
cacy Written to
Early Protests Against His Ap?
pointment as Secretary of State
Start Widespread Movement
by Commoner's Friends on
His Behalf, and Wilson
Is Impressed.
[<Sp*4 Ul to The Times-Dispatch. J
Hamilton. Bermuda. December l".?
Democratic opponent* of William J.
Bryan, who set out to show Pre.si.leiu
Bled Wilaosj how unwise it w.juld be
to put the Nebraskan In the Cabinet
as Secretary of State, have evidently
started something akin to that affair
at Baltimore, i'ora which Mr. Bryan,
after being decisively eliminated,
emerged as th" chief force which had
made Governor Wilson Hie party a
Mr. Bryan has since said he did no;
do it?the Democratic rank and rile
did It?but he simply knew when to
find the faU'ct t., turn on the will of
the party, Mr. Bryan may uot have
been turning on any other faucet, but
evidence of his popularity has been
engaging the attention of Governor
Wilson In the last few days.
When erroneous reports were printed
in New York and elsewhere that liov
ei nor Wilson had offered the State
portfolio to Mr. Bryan, there was im?
mediate evidence ;n the mail tiiat such
a step would be exce.-dingly unpopular
among Democrats. Many of them
wrote their protests?in most cases
making Governor Wilson pay postage
duty?and editorials of various news?
papers were often inclosed. The uews
of this opposition was cabled to the
I'nited States Then some one turned
M the faucet and the rank and til
responded with a will.
Advocate Hryaa.
OOTSIBjM Wilson, when he saw the
correspondents io-day. explained that
he had spent more than four hours
reading his mail, and that most of the
letters were strongly in advocacy of
Ht. Bryan for the chief Qost in the
i Cabinet. He said that while the first
letters had opposed the Nebraskan. the
communications favoring him now
counted up at the ratio of about four
I to one.
?'Then Mr. Bryan atill has friends?"
ventured one of the interviewers.
"He numbers thera by the hundreds
of thousands." was the quick and em?
phatic reply.
It was evident that Qavenar W.lson
valued the letters championing the
Nebraskan over those containing pro?
tests, and was pleased to learn of th
popularity of che man he had once
?mated knocked into "a cocked hat."
Threatened W llsun.
Newark N J. December 1?. ?Three
men. residents of Wliarton. were ar
reatcd at Dover. N J. to-day cn^rged
witli writing a letter threatening
, President-Klcct Woodrow Wilson with
death unless he caused $.*. ?>??> Iti gold
to be left for them in a designated
unoccupied house in Wharton. The
If ar-ested are Peter Dunn, twenty
four .'ears old: His brother. Jacob,
twenty-six. and Seely Davenport, for
jty-two l'nite-1 States Commissioner
st... ktaa atom tu-uifcrht icaanaltted
them to jail in default of $:.00'i bai.
' The letter to the Governor was writ?
ten November 11. and was sign.-d "N.-w
York Gang " Post-of", e inspectors
Iran down UM alleged blackmailers and
I made the arrests.
Matter I'lareat la Haada of tttomey
i.eeeral by I en??troller.
Albany. X Y . December I??BaTatta
?on the part of State Comptroller Wll
jliam Sohmer t'1 obtain from General
Daniel K Si-kles. I'. S. A. retired.
an accounting foe certain :unds paid
[to him by the State as chairman of
ithe New York Monuments Commis
'sion having leen BsaaasaaesaCai. the
:Comptro;|er has placed the matter in
the hands ..f AttM?I Oaaacai car
Tim.I\ The amount unaccounted -'or,
?aceording to the Comptroller, is S29.
I The New York Monume nts comm s
sion has charge of th?- ? r. , ti..n ,.f
monuments on battlefields, and nearly
t\.1o.. s_(s bees ar-Pr---' i.?t. d M its
iuee. o> which ateout $:.?.<m>? has not
fheen expended The members Include
;General St. kl-?. iler.eral Anson ?I
.M.fook. Genera! Horatio C Ktr.g and
iKcpreaentativ e Tboma? W Bradley
President Will Accept
Professorship at Yale
oe I carte? White lloeae. "r. Taft
villi I cetere mm Its at Hla
?Iva Water
I ?pe.-l?I to Tee Tleeea-nispelcb.|
\ , .. 1 ark. I?e?-ea?ber I?.?Pre.l
?ew? Teft will ?? <? ? lecleeetl
eea prird. e Imm mmrm be taassjaj the
IS kite II-..?' hat haa aareed I?
?. rpi a ??'?-< 'he tale
law ?rbool Tbl? "< ? lernest man
aaaeV aeta-rltetl-el- I ?alakf my a
. |jar frlewd ef Taft, ?ha ?eld be
mm' ?reeelete?! sllh Ike PrraleVet'e
Tee lefare?eei ??aled ta-atsbt
tket rrealdeat Tef? ??III eerept the
Kent reef. .??'>?<p ?' la??. aklrk
ka? keee eeSlleS alaee Ikr Seat b
?f t award J. I "be I pa I? !?*??. I" be I pa
HeS| appolatea' to tb# ernte.?orablp
pa iseti. aed eltkaash be **>< eeer
ntbalater ?? t.reat flrtlala by ap
pnlateteet of prealSeet < leirleed
PS tasSk be retaleeS ?? ?etil bla
j, e?b crof?M?r?kl? rare-re lee
teree ?? teeth) eaaefttattasel eed ta
trrsatVnll law.
First Testimony as to
"Concentration of
Money and Credit, j
Chairman of New York Clearing
House Put Through Grilling '
Examination by Untermyer
at Investigation of So-Called
Money Trust Before
House Committee.
_ l
Washington, December l#.?The first
testimony as to a "concentration of'
money ami credit'' was heard to-dav ,
by the Mouse Banking and Currency'
Committe in its investigation of the|
feb-cnMed rnonfy trust.
W. K. Frew, president of the, Cotn
K.\< bJangTC Bank, of New Volk, afn ? hair
tnan of the (few Tork Clearing House
Committee, occupied the stand through- ;
out the day ami was put through a.,
grilling examination by Samuel I'rvter- :
raver, counsel for the committee.
Through Mr. Frew Mr. I'ntcrmyer
put into the record evidence of trust
agreements by w hie i tive men , ontrol
two of New York's greatest financial
institutions, the Bankers' Trust Com?
pany and the Guaranty Trust Company,
with aggregate deposits if nearly
Hno.oyn.OoO The Bankers' Trust. Mi
Frew said, was controlled by II. P.
Davison. George B. Case ami I>an|el
G. Reld: the Guaranty Com; any by i
H. I" l>avison. George F Baker and'
William P. Pn-ler. Those mer hoi* ;
and vote all of the stock of the com?
panies except <-n 'Ugh to allow a board
of directors to qualify, and under the ,
trust agreements have absolute author
ity over the interests of the <om;viBKa,
even to the acquisition or merger of
other institutions.
How Money I* \ (traded.
Mr. I'nterm;. er also received from
Mr Frew a description of the method 1
b\ which money was attracted to New
York when small country merchants
an 1 farmers demand funds for moving
<ro(>f or the accommodation of their
business affairs. Mr. I'rew said the
money was nei-Ued on the New York
Stock Ext hange for speculative pur?
poses: that country banks kept large
sums on deposit In New York, and
that when the "home" demand for
tn oiey heramc strong, the New Yo?k
price of money rose, and the country
banks, to gain the !>!g Interest charges,
put their money out in call loans on
the New York Stock Kxchangc. All
these loans are based on Stock K\
I change collateral. Mr. Uutermy. r elic
! ited
Mr. Untermyer and the witness did
[not get along stall together. arui
: throughout the Jay the colloquy be?
tween the two, time after tune, be
remi heated. Mr. "rev/ appeared
evasive and insisted upon making
, lengthy explanations. S/nlch led th
discussion far from the line of qucs
t tioning Mr. Untermyer was pursuing.
? When Mr. Untermyer n.denvorerl to
lOttrioute th-> enorm,n s Ktowth of the
j Bankers' Trust Company to the |n
; fluence of J. p. MorsjU Co.. Mr.
I Frew objected, and the lawyer great
I bitter. Finaly he planed t.ie witness
|down t<j the admission that the "ilor
! gan influence" mkght h It a aided tke
I < impany. Mr. Untermyer connected
; up Messrs. Iksvswn. <"a?e an I Porter
Isfltll the Morcrin cssspany.
Opportunity to Kxnlain.
The any end.,) |s .1 ,1 scussion, i.i
I which Mr. Frew, tkretsgk M* counsel,
Charles K. Rush mo re. demanded the
opportunitv to make ?? ?. ta;n .?plana
,tions as t.? his pc-ition In ropard to
the clearing house pi jvltisn, wherehy
i New York brinks must churg^ a i.nl
fsrai rate for th<- collection of otit
; of-town . hecks Mr. USjtStm)Sr cliar
[seterk? d this rule as ,i MtftllM of
, powe- of oflcers of in? bank and as
: tending to ? llminate competition, and
remarked that the clearing house
' might i ist as well prescribe a uniform
rate of Interest on deposits, as Is done
I ?n lev the rules of the Salt Lake CM*
' clearing house.
I Mr Frew said this should be
"stopped." but defended the out-of
town collection rate rule,
i The committee ordered Mr. Frew to
[submit his reejswnf in writing, and he
; probably will be allowed to t. stinie
the str.nd to-morrow to- make a further
statement. Benjamin Strong, presi?
dent of the Bankers' Trust Companv.
also probably a til be given an oppor
tSStM) to explain the workings of th.
trust agreement under which his corn
panv Is operated He demanded that.
In view* of to-day's testtmory. he be
allowed to appear
To-morrow the committee also will
take up the New York Stock K\
? hange, and representatives of that
organization will he asked to testifv.
Hsshtst ???? Wife f.a Teroadh tee en
?I. ? rel% Utter.
Hudson. Wis. I December I > - The
bod'e, ,.f v 1. T is. th an.I his wife
who left here late Sunday night f<w
their home at lakeland and w.re to
cress the St rrol\ River ..n skates
w-re found late last niaht bv search?
ers. Who had COVe?d the rlvrr 1ST
manv miles on er.C d"? I d--?"" ?gj>ev
were in the <h?rne| .,f the river, and
the woman s hod% ??? Hsped 'i h*r
husband s a-ma. t strand of, the so
man"* MMf Irenes to the ice kept the
bodies from becoming lost
Mr and Mrs rnMl "Vsted t? H id
spn Sun lav fight to vis?- V-? T lseth's
parents Thev left here for koste about
? oclock Wber. the) failed to -c,rh
latkeland the ,,. xt -n ? n'ng a snares
ins party was o-g?- ni
yr Tilsst? ass pfwr'' Jf?*' f?'
the Ht faul Rsllrnad ?? lakeland
.rinr.vT??tt?r mit? ?
a>. ?es vr??'"'" ??''?'- ?e.y-?'
h< os s !????? Ri ' mend ?TS
fs?! T ? M Senfhers R?I'?ST W1t? I????h
Alleged Ural Hrlnrti New lfatea
and (-rand Trunk *>>atemn.
fjashingto.n. DletBbtf lO.-I'ictur
I ng the New York. K( W" Haven and
Hartford Railroad an :i ml;?!'-, rn ?
uopolv. controlling all New England
railroad and coastw is. steam* r traffic,
as well an thousands of niib-s of I
trie llnee. State and city oltV il- ol
New Kngiand to-du appeal.-.i to :??
House Rules C immittei to a^t f.i\ ??
ably on the resolution of Re,.r. s. . to -
||YO O'Shaunessv. of Rhode Islui? !. tC
proviJe for a coligies?:oiial la estlgA-<
tlon of the alleged ceal he'.vei n tlic
New Haven and Gra.il Trunk s' st?? m.
through which work in th' ptapoatd I
extension of the 1 ittc-, the Southern
New Kngiand Railway, has h. >n s .s
pended. Nearly ? BCOre of BgoBle Wats
waiting to in- heard when the ttiamit*
tee adjourned to-'ilgut. and the If at
lag probably will Sot !>? eosa luJ. J
before late to-m ii" nv or Thursday.
Representative fYfthsiiatat > In-day j
gave a history of the luuin : ,ng if 'h--.
Southern New Knglan Ts project by the
Grand Trunk as a competitor of the !
New Haven system and the sudden
abandonment of the work, and B> -
nouiictd the New Hatroaj as a "griadlag
monop dy."
Norman H. White, chainnan of the
Massachusetts Hoard of Kconomy
and Kffleineiy testified that piosecu
ti'Tl of the New HaVeli UBtlST the ShtT
man law. begun under Praajif at
Roosevelt's administration, had been I
dropped without cause whs i President
Taft came into office
Cnnrr or Military l'art? In ?iervla
May KonT llanda of t.oiernmeat.
London, December 1".?Ott rial <piar
ters in Vienna deny that any warlike
significance attaches to the military
changes, but these assurances fall t >
allay uneasiness aroused by the feats
tiiat tiie power of the military party
in Servia may force the hands of the j
govei nmnr.t.
General von Hoot ??Bd'ortf, U'n BSW
Austrian chief of staff, is credited with
ioung the sworn enemy of Sei\?a and
to have been for a long time possessed
of the conviction that nothing but the
sword can settle the dlfferenvs be
twe,-n Austria and Servia
Further proof lias reached London
that Austria-Hungary Is mobilizing her
army. Manv Austrian and Hungarian
residents of London, including Count
George Apponyi and the note! artist.
Philip [asnflr have been called to the
According to one report. Austria in?
tends to demand a diminution la the
prese a Strength of the Serviau army.
? demand to which Servia. in her pres. ]
ent temper, is hardly likely to agree.
All arrangements for tiie passes con*
ferenee in Ix>ndon are complete. Be?
sides being received by tiie King, the
delegates will be honored with oth-r
.entertainments, including a luncheon
by the i^.rd May >r at the Guildhall.
??Brldsle" "Webber Declares There tVaa
?So riot to Murder Kosrnthal.
New York. December 10.?'?Bridgie'"
Webhe-, one of the four informers
(whose testimony convictr?! Charles
Becker and the four gunmen >f the
murder of Herman Bobenthal, returned
from Havana t o -?iay and issued a
s'atemertt repudiating in man' ,eSv? St*
to ? ati ry he told on the witness stand.
II" sal'i there was no plot to tmi-l.r
Roaaisth'sl <>n the contrary, he eats.
t~e gunmen went to the IsOtSi M- l ii
pole to frigiden the gambler, but two
of them got drunk, and the fatal shoot?
ing tesuliefl.
Frank Moss, assistant distM- : attor
! n-^y. w ho conducted Webber's exan.t
nation OS tfte stand, said he was
SSSaSSd at Webber's statement.
i "Tliis is the first time I have ever
heard of such a story." said Moss
"If he bad said before 'he trial he
did not know of any plot of . sUXse,
we would not have called him as ,'
w itnesa."
Jack Rose, at I.is home in Qacsaa*
borough, to-night said that W. hDer
\ lied when he asserted that there w 4s
[no pl"t to kill Rosenthal, and taal tlM
\ murder was don.- <>n the spur of the
.moment because two of the m.-ii were
tcrtjae,] "??bt rea??rj clerk for I hrr?
1 esre a ladet at \anapolls.
Chicago. December 1') Vt he., ,;eorge
W. Fitzgerald, accused of stealing
? SITn.ooO f-om the subtrcasury here.
; took, the witness stand this afternoon,
lit developed that he a-as for three!
I ears a cadet at the Naval Academy at'
I Annapolis He sai i he went t.? An
? napojis immediately upon leaving gram
. mar school here. The testimony did
. not bring out under what rlr? Urn -
stani-es h" left the a. aderne. nor w ould
; his attorne - discuss the matter p:l
' vately.
Fitzgerald said he was next employe-i
j by a North Carolina novelt> manufac?
ture- He then returned to Chicago,
ami in MM obtained a position ??
I watchman in the Subtreasury. Four
' veara later he was promoted to a
? l??ksMp where he handled from
$".o %\ . eoe a da\ Me f. st:
? it he lived a frugal life, d-nnk
' but little, and never gambled
i ,f7gerald was twice marr|e?i, his
secsaaj wife bringing fgjaag ??
? ?? <* ho|,| .offers Previously- be had
,<>ined a building an-, loan aswactatton
and hid mad-- moderate profile In a
miinkt of smaP transactions ?n the
> ears Itsa te INT.
? l?bfh seeael ?r-aUa mt tarried
\efloael fted ? r?e?.
Washington, tteremher If?The
eighth annual meetlr- of the Ameri?
can National Red Cross will be held
here t" .morrow, with President Ta'
pres'dins at the afternoon sesa o'.
Sur?;eon-?;eii, ral OewVgbJ II Tornej. ,,f
i he arm> Nat tana I Director k P
Klekneli and Hunting!..,, \\ ,1? .? \m
aistant He? retsrv *f gtate. will pre?
sent f-ports H Ihe till .is board* a'
the ni-on.ng session tnjnVera will t*e
rr \ testate (.Irl f a I tee tee ?Wed?
?a ?M ?er?Sea St esaen.
r York. De< emswr I*?Im?
r> Groult' h. a ife of t r
ter ta Longen, who has been
tins fxnda In this ro-mt'i t>
?- C"<in|r>fnea who ere at Wa
Turket. anaonncsd to-dat th?t
tad received a cablegram of
I'unlap of V'rglnla.
Fellow Progressives
Start Movement to
Oust Him From Party,
Then Attacks Idaho Supreme
Court and Declares No Terms
Will Be Made With Repub?
lican Party?Miss Jane Ad
dams Presents Educa?
tional Plan.
Chicago, ill., December i<v?Colon*!
Theseere Roosevelt, Qeorge W. Per?
kins and Miss lane Addams headed a,
list of snookers at the national confer*
en?e of the Progressiv, party here 17
day. Colonel Roosevelt, digressing
from a prepared speech, attacked tne
Idaho Stale Supreme Court for Its
de< si.m during the recent campaign
regarding presidential electors.
Mr. Perkins was the centre of at?
traction when it became kn >w n that
In oi his fellow-Progressives had
started a movi m.-nt to oust htm from
the party, and Miss Addams presented
a most . omprehenslve educational .-am
puign [dan. When, at the afternoon
session. Progressive leaders from vari?
ous p.rts of the country told of their
experiences In the r.nt campaign
the conference developed into a love
Colone] Roosevelt's attack on the
Idaho court de. islon came in the way
of comment on the action of that
couit in citing the editor of the Cap?
ital-News, of Boise, for contempt be?
cause the paper criticized the courfs
decision. The strongest thing the
paper printed was Colonel Rooseeelt's
own telegram denouncing the d< vision,
declared the Colonel, ab > advocated
that the Progressive party fight the
? ?se for th,. defendant editor and make
good an) fine that might be assessed
against him. Although the Idaho law
makes no provision for presidential
electors, the Colonel p >inted out, the
Supreme Court of that State "permit?
ted Republican and Democratic electors
to be put on the ticket by cor-sar umg
a provision which provided for the
election of constables and other ->ffi
eers to include presidential electors.
I but held that the Progressive ticket
could not be nominated by petition
oecause the higiiest number of votes
enumerated SJ net eesary to nominate
by petition was Jed for the election <t
I State officials." The Idaho . ourt held
electors not to be State officials, not?
withstanding the Supreme Court of the
United States had held them not to bo
national officers, lie said. He referred
to the decision as "outrageous."
< Hamptons Mr. Perkins.
Colonel Roosevelt championed Mr.
Perkins heartily. The Colonel deelarej
Mr. Perkins was one of the men ha
was proud to have as a fellow-w orker
in th-- neu party. Mr. Perkins, in an
address, resented the insinuation that
b4 was a recent convert to the move?
ment. He had fought for social and
industrial reform through his connec?
tion with various companies for many
years, h.- said. "The reason why I
am with i ou." he concluded, "is that
this is the first national party to take
up the practical questions which con?
front this Country. These are the
principles wh'ch must be adopted If
this country would endure.''
The educational plan read by Miss
Jan.- Adln:;? provides for six subdlvi
stena of the gen.-ral organization, as
follow s:
? Edscatlos and publicity, legisla?
tive reference, social and industrial
justice, csneerratlen, cost of living,
corporation control and popular gov
. rnment A national committee and
.\-. in.- staff and six bureaus to
spread the propaganda are provided
The sessions were extremely demon?
strative Colonel Roosevelt'.' criticisms
of the Idaho court and Mr. Perkins's
applauded for several min?
utes each hv the delegates.
Mrs ft?*~ Hours gniett daughter
of the late Julia Ward Howe, author
of "The Rattle Hv mn of the Republic."
Isaf of ? vision h-r mother had a short
time before her death, in which she
saw men and mwi enjovlng equal
rights. She was heartily cheered when
she gnkfl!
? t firmly believe that mother ssw
the coming of the new Progressive
When Mrs EBtstt erased
sp. ikhag the audience r and sang
the raxaos hymn.
Will Meke \o Tersse.
Culencl Roosev.lt maoe it pan
that tr.e piocam of the Progressive
psrf dxeu not ? ontemplate making
terms with the Republican party as a
part\ II- sa'd in sJTsel that the new
pa t ' ad come to stav and expe-teO
eventual!-, fo attract to t's banner tne
progressives who still gave allegtunc*
... the Republican and !?emocratle or?
gan'/, it i Ma
,? t? iMe leadership c?inr.el ftooss
ve;t 1 Iks events of tn? nest "ear
, j, , rould be trusted Is develop/
? he b.st men who must be cheUSS)
? .eference to tr-etr own deal res.
bat sob I' with regsrd to the UesUU off
the peoo.e
Proa' fives in Cosgnsa and fa Oka
State I^-c -'atures Were urwed t* gel
...... s - .. ? ?s - lertela
_ , . w- ?e a's? . o-m*?bed ta
. ipsoVt logislattsn that wosld enrrg
Ike principles of the new unity*
egar (less of what party might tntrc
dSce It
?unfcug 'be Frocresstee Xatlsajnl
..rmit-re and other lends vs. Mv.
ngratulated them os wPat
Sad been a- , ompllahed la the
' ro? hope fee t?e f ?fire M
,.t refer to the snli sms Off tfcs
gigs, hat dwelt hrl?*lv an tka artkuS
si' ss' : in

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