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The arather To-day ? Bain.
Finds Their Conviction
Fully Supported by
Will Give Attorneys One More
Chance This Morning?Car?
roll Murderers Will Die In
Chair To-Morrow, Bar?
ring Respite ? Had
Fair Trials.
for the second time, the Supreme
Court of Appeals yesterday refused to
interfere with the judgment of the trial
isurt in the cases of Hovd Allen and
Claude 8sranson Allen, who are undei
sentence of death in the electric chair
to-morrow for then' part kfl I he Hills
ville courthouse massa'-re The court
find* th.it there was no merit in the
contention ol attorneys for the phsoners
. that an order could t>e entered reopening
the case in the lower court on asotiot
for a new trial . that there is in no even'
any leason why such an ord?r should
he granted. sm< e tho alleged after
discovered evidence would not and
Opale1 not properly have ?ffe? ted the
verdict, and that the Aliens had B fair
and impartial trial, the judgments
rendered against them being supported
by the evidence and in ac ordam c
with the law r,f -he land
.Make tppeal To-Oaj.
A Unal appeal for the Aliens will
be made before Governor Mann at II
a Seat k this morning 1 he executive,
on hearing of the decision of the court,
sent for the papers, including the
opinion and the utters in behalf of the
Aliens secure.l from members of the
Legislature on sole-nation fiom Ocorge
Y. Greene, of Clifton l-orge. assistant
? lerk of tpe House of I ieiegatc s. But
the Governors time was so much
occupied yesterday with the long
sessions of the State Board of Kduca
fion. that he could go on further into
UsS < a?e.
li-t before the Board adjourned
yesterday evening at 7 to o clock H. M.
Smith. .Ir one of the attorneys for
the murderers, accompanied by his son
Hiram M. Smith, called at the offlea
of the Governor. The elder attorney
secured a short talk with the executive
in his office, and said later tha' the
Governor had agreed to hear liiohard
K \ c I > n Byrd and the two Smiths this
morning at 11 o'clock". They mill be
.c ? ompanied by citizens who have been
.. iti etirring up the eentiment
throughout the Slate in favor of the
A Hone.
Disruss Another Reprieve.
There has been some discussion as to
?whether or riot a fcspite might be
granted. In support of ru< h action, it
is said that the prisoners have had their
hones raised by th,c proceedings in the
Supreme t'outt. and that the shortness
of time elapsing between the decision
?eridered by that tribunal, and the hour
.-c-t for t he ri? ution. makes t he gran* ing
of more time for pr.-pai a: lonttf eetrabie
, t . ? who deem further delay mad
i i-able say It would inevitably rjasult.
? IsfJ .
I i.init of further alleged eVTOenc e
to be considered by the; Governor, to;
be parsed upon and to "r.e made the
baggj of a plea f..r still fui t her citeneion.
because of buoyed hopes of the con
.!< tnned men.
TT"is frit that e-orr.e definite statement
may be expected from Governor Mann
The opinion of the court, contained
in twenty-two typewritten page- ?< ;
handed down as soon as that body met
yesterday morning. It goes fully
into the points last raised by the
attorneys for the Aliens, disposing of
thcni in detail.
tVanted \ot Procedure.
A new proceeding was asked for in
? he last motion, wpfh was made ia.-t
I rMay before the court It was that
an order be entered permitting the <'ir
eagi Cssjti ot W\tfce County to ?ntcr
f.'un a motion for .? new tri<tl on the
ground of evidence discovered aft -t
the final ludgmcnt of the higher cental
had been rendered. While there was
SS precedent for such SaSSM m this
state, cases were cite.t from other
States and from the federal courts
With thy petition was filed the after
discovered evidence. It was partly
cumulative, reterring to matters brought
out at the trials. It was. no doubt,
weakened by the character of some of
those offering the new statements
Wash McMillan, one of the affiants,
said that roster said the .lav before
the murders that he would kill the Al?
iens if Kloyd was convicted In the
Floyd All< n trial at Wytheville. McMil?
lan testified that Goad had been shot
Itefore he began shooting
Would I -urp Poaer.
In the opinion the court says that it
has been unable to find tn the iccords
of the . aSBSs of thin c ommonwealth a
case m which the piocc.lurc suggested
in this instance has been followed. It
then proceeds j
"It therefore sufficiently api>ears.
not only that there is no precedent in
this commonwealth lor granting the
prayer of the petition, but that the
books arc filled with tasra repugnant
to and contradictory of the existence
of any such practice upon who h l he
petition iciics So that for Ibis .-?.ort
to grant the prayer would be to usurp
powers which h..s i.> v.-r b.iher'..
' But had the . outt reac hed a differ?
ent . onclusion upon the primary ques?
tion of power, there is nothing in the
case presented to us which would jus?
tify Its exercise. It will hardly be
contended that even in those juris?
dictions where the power is conceded 'n
exist, it would be resorted to except
under conditions that would Justify a
new trial for after-discovered evidence
In cases in which the term had not
ended at which the lodgment com?
plained of had itecn rendered
Had Regular Trial
"Floyd Allen was indicted at the
April term. ITU. of the Circuit c'?.ort
of Carroll Couni>. along with Claude
S Allen. I rid .Mien. Sidna A;'en \Ve?
ley Edwards. Sidna Kdward?. Vic ? or
Allen and Byrd Marion for a murder
alleged to have horn committed on the
Mth day of March 1112 l>n the,
arraignment thev elected to be tried
separately, and after the preliminaries
necessary to the trinl had been
pasted. I be hearing of evidence m the
??aar of Kloyd Allen began on May 1.
?rnaroLB. via r. m o.
Three fast gaily train*. art* Perle Cars.
Und*?* ngw* I" <h? heart nf Norfolk
1-eave KkAfsng I ? A M It St anna sad
?st P. M Utatet car aa soon irus ? A<J
Brilliant Addresses For
and Against Irish
Home Rule
Asquith and Balfour Deliver
Their Most Telling Speeches
to House Crowded to Its Ca?
pacity?G overnment
Taunted With Fear to
Face Real Situation.
London. .January 15 ?The lush home
rule bill started on its final stage in the
House of Commons to-day and the
occasion was marked by two speeches
seldom excelled in the House, by the
F'rime Minister. Herbert H. Asquith.
and Arthur Halfour. former leader of
the Opposition, who have few equals
as parliamentarians
Other speakers, representing all par?
ties, followed, and the debate Anally
was adjourned until to-morrow, when
division will be taken
Bitterness which previous bills of a
. similar nature aroused in the past vras
largely absent in the discussion to-day.
but with the harder hitters on the pro?
gram for to-morrow this situation may
not be continued.
When the orders of the day were
railed and Mr Halfour. a' the reojaeel
! of the Opposition leader. Andrew j
Bonar [saw, moved the rejection of the
ri.'jsu/e the House was crowded to
its capacity and every seat in the
gallery was occupied by interested
listeners. Mr Balfour. who has been
ahsent from Parliament for some week.-,
whilr not ao fluent as the Prime Minister
delivered one of the nm?| speeches lor
which he is famous.
rear to Fare Situation.
He dealt with the bill in a general
way. and particularly laid stress on the
case of l ister, the present condition
lot which he likened to that of the
American colonies before the Revolu?
tion Ha < rarged the government with
showing a dangerous want of appreci?
ation of 'ho position of that, section.
Pointing his linger at the govern-;
ment bench. Mr. Balfour concluded :
"If blood be spilled?which Uod for?
bid?. the real assassins will be those
who have never had the courage to
!a?_e ;h? situation."
Premier Asquith defended the bill
1 from every standpoint. He pleaded
with the House to forget the past and
give Ireland what the vast majority
demanded He laid stress on the safe?
guards introd iced in the bill to pre?
vent Protestants from being oppressed
by the majority, and repeated the gov?
ernment's offer to insert any other
reasonable safeguards ll or.ly the i.ppo
j altion would tell what was wanted.
The premier recalled that Mr. Bal?
four had made the same gloomy pre?
dictions when the Liberals gave self
government to South Africa.
The I'nionists and Liberals continued
the debate until dinner, when T. P.
O'Connor approved the bill in behalf
of the. Nationalists
? the two bsiheaede eeajaaaawei' the measure.
rrg:< '>d the refusal of the government
I |o hold out the olive branch to the
t'lstentes and denounced the, MM as
one of coercion
i I'nl'ss the I Ister question was set?
tled, he said, the bill was foredoomed
; to failure
Kegards It as Sincere.
William O'Brien, leader of the Inde?
pendent Nationalists, crictized some
of the provisions of the bill, and said
that while he could not a<-eept it as final
settlement of the Nationalists' require?
ments, they regarded it at a sincere and
courageous message of peace to Ire?
land. He suggested that if the former
? chief s-creturies and under-secretarics
of Ireland, representative Irishmen, in
< hiding -lohn L. Krdmond and Sir Kd
ward Carson, got together they might
? orne to some measure of agreement.
The l.aborites'adt'' .^ri to home rule
aas declared by .James Parker, sitting
tor Halifax
The Rt Hon. Herbert Loots Samuel,
postmaster-general. *ho had charge
of the financial provisions of the bill,
defended them at length
The Rt. Hon .James Henry Camp?
bell serving as lewder of the I Istentes
in the absence of Sir Kdward Carson
who. although he fought the bill clause
by clause, was unable to be present at
?he final stage owing to his wife ? illness,
repeated l Ister s objection to home
rule and declared the lull would pro
'riu'-e a generation of interne, me strife
and permanent disaster to the progress
of the country.
All the parties have issued special
I whips to members requesting attend?
ance for the division to-morrow night.
. when demonstrations are expected.
Meet lieath When Hames Drsfrn\
Taragoiild \rk . January IS ? As rhe
I result of a Are whi< h destroyed a local
i restaurant early to-day four men are
believed to have tieen hurned to death
Two bodies have been removed from
the debris one being identified as that
of Rl" hi.rcl l.avrson of ?( i. rv I hr
search lor bodies lon'inucd 'c-tnght.
I ..eh' men roomed over ' he restaurant
and onlv four are known to have es
o"t Tt,e loss is small and covered
by ms .'.-n- e
Senator Warren, of Wyo?
ming, Declared to Be
Violating Law.
Investigation Discloses Some
Sharp Letters Written by
Former President Roosevelt
to Secretary Hitchcock,
Whom He Held Responsi?
ble for Attacks.
Washington. January IS. ? That the
Warren Live Stock Company, of which
Senator Francis ? V\ arren. of Wyo?
ming, was the head, was in 1W5 main?
taining unlawful inclosures on public
land.- in Wyoming and Colorado, was
the an bsfanc-e of ? repott adopted to-day
by the House Committee on Kipcr.dt
ture? in the interior Department The,
committee's conclusion was based on
inspection ol records, reports and corre?
spondence procured from the Interior
Department covering the investigations
by the government in Ml and 1?0T.
No action is recommended by the
committee, the report being limited to
the stHternent that ttjis company was
maintaining illegal f'-noes.
Included in the documents made
public to-day are some sharp letters
sent by Pi eeilleet Roosevelt to Et BUM)
A. Hit- hcock. Sc retary of the Interior.
special Inspe-t?>r E. B. Linnen made
the report September 7. ISO*, charging
the Warren company with maintaining
ft ri'-es around 4* 330 acres of public land
in Wyoming, and ll.'.OW acres in Colo- -
tt arren Protests.
In a letter to President Roosevelt.
Or 'ob' ? ."> 1905. Senator Warren declared
his company -vrar: observing the law.,
that, he p> i sonaily had no illegal fences
and that he protested against the
as-us.-iiia'ing and dark lantern pro?
cedure" of the spcial agents of the
in'enor Depar'men'
The records made public to-day
showed President Roosevelt held See re?
tary Hitchcock, of the In'enor Depail
menf responsible for much of the news
paper attack on Senator Warren. One :
letter ftom the former president eon- I
tamed bitter denunciation of Inspector :
Linnen for las iuding m his report of j
the Warren investigation a file of news- :
paper clippings and ieport? that de?
nounced Senator Warren.
i Le se< ond investigation of the War?
ren operations, made by Assistant At?
torney-General i'urdy. was reported
fpon January 2S. 1*37. Mr. I'urdy> j
report held H had not been shown that
Senator Warren s company mi that time
had any public- land inclosed
"I am of the opinion that no suit i
should be instituted against the War?
ren Live Stock Company." said Mr.!
Purdy's report, "or its officers or agon's,
upon the report. In my opinion the '
report does not contain sufficient in?
formation and data to justify the de
pai l m c r; ? in directing the suit against'
the Warren Live Stock Company, and
I recommend that the whole matter be
referred back to the Interior Depart-'
Roosevelt'- ? omnient.
In sending this report to Secretary
Hitchcock, of the Interior Department,
January -6. 1W)7. President Roosevelt
said :
"Mr. Bonaparte 'the Attorney Gen?
erali feels as. of c ourse. I do. that there
has been a complete breakdown on the
part of the agents of the Interior De?
partment in Ulis matter so far as mak?
ing arc- case against Senator Warren
is concerned The case is partit ula-rly
bad for i.mnen."
President Roose'elt directed a new
eiaii,inaf ion b.- a man "of a very dif?
ferent type from Mr. Linnen and his
associates. "
The document* made public today
??ontain no report of such another m
vt s'tgation.
stockholders of 4 a rolii. ;i Public Service
t ompany Hold Merting.
Atlanta. Oe., January It, -Dirrcors
of the Carolina Public- Service Com
asuay wire ataesoel here to-day at a
m?e-ing of the stockholders "of the
??ompany aa follows- Samuel Lapham.
Charleston S C.j W. S. Kcamer. Co-,
lumbia S C . A. J Hagood. f "hat lot-e
N" < . i B Marshall Ores a Tille, s <
W 1 Maloney. Wilmington. Del
r I. < ????J. W. I Morison. J. S.
Moyd. M C King. Geoige.s lindes
William llurd Hillyer. Samuel n'
Kvans. W 11 Schroeder. A R Simsand
Arnold Rroylee. all of Atlanta. C>a
The dnctors will meet and elect
permanent officers of the com pan)
soon Plant? owned hv the company
are rrntt in operation in Sparenburg.
Greenville. I'niori. Johnston and Co?
lumbia, and Charleston. S. C
Russian Bark Is Ble >i n Onto t oast
and Wrrrked.
Newcastle-on - the - Tyne Kngland
January IS- Nine of the crew of the
Russian bark California were drowned
to-day when tha* vessel m-as blown '
onto the reeei of Northumberland '
and iotallv wrecked I apta.n Kskbotn
and seven men were saved The
California had left th- Tyne with
a full cargo she v.,- a .'.-.-?: of .? 4*1
< hbagn. Jannan I.'*. With Ihr Indlrtmenl tn-dat nt I? r>!. ( larks far
an alleged jtlraiil to bribe an assistaal SMatc's atfornr) aol ta w??rrutf an
arson ra?r a* a Irtt. I. %. flarh. rhlrf drusn. Htaf?- fire m>r>h*l, t<>l<: a rr
markaMr storj of organl'ed lereadlartsm.
??Tea art rml of < hlrago's flrr- are Inrendlarj." Barn said. "There
are three men la < hlragn known as Insaracre adlnaters ?ho oftea (et ta
fires before the llremra. They ?leea with their rlnlhrs on. base netnmohlles
In readiness and. rerettlng Has that a fire I? a boat (? he started, are si their
?a> almost before aa alarm enmea In
"The adjasters go ant a<rsall> start fires themselTes; they employ me a
to rin that men ?ho artusHi sollrl? the business The adjusters make (heir
mnne> hi adjusting the lasses. They offer bribes tn detertlses freaneniH.
bat ester when thers Is a wltaess pre seat. Ihas leaaiag It sac man s ward
agaln-f isstkrr.
"ifTtee we are Infoeme?' daj s in adsaare of ahen fires are ta He started.
In thai was we are ante ta ist'trsl man; Mares. In nisi lnstan.ee? ae have
had defertUes satrMst hulldlnga that hs?e been marked for the terrh.
*te base had fin- that nave led us tn otalldtngs with I he basements fltlee) with
etrcts'nr. the floor satnrated with oil and the stoe? narked la eambwstlMe
material. 411 that we cmstd da was tn notifi the le?aranee raaiai) and
hair the Insaranee raareMeat. la ?srs rase? the fires were ant started.
"It K asssolhle fnr ana oae to get a building fired la ( htraaao. I barges
vary. arroratiM to the mages'led S of the fire. Per large fires the rhaege Is
I per ceat. and eve a et that price the ftrebtig aaahrs meeey. I don't kaow of ?
single .nnatrtloa for araoa la Chicago la the lest eighteen months."
Famous Venezuelan Bar?
red by Special Board
of Inquiry.
Refusal to Answer Questions
Leads to Belief That He Is
Trying to Conceal Dam?
aging Facts ? Attorney
Battle Will File Appeal
From Decision.
New York. January 15.?The special
boaril of inquiry at Ellis Island today
dee ided that Cipriano Castro, former
President of Venezuela, should be ex?
cluded from entering the I'nited States.
Coatro'a attorneys immediately an
POUnOed that the decision of tho local
immigration authorities would be ap?
pealed to the Department of Commerce
and Labor
The reason given by the board for
Castro's exclusion was that during his
examination he had frequently com?
mitted perjury and pretended ignorance
of matter? concerning which ht had
Harold A. Content. Castro's lawyer,
said that if Secretary Nage! upheld
the hoard he would again take the case
into the courts.
Citing specific; parts of Castros
examination the statement of the special
board of inquiry says:
"Speaking ot Louis Varela. who sent
him IrsjQUSSlt telegrams in regard to
the capture and death of Oencrat
Antonio Parades, ho says: ' I do not
know who he Ig." We consider him an
unreliable witness. His testimony to
the effect that no foreigners suflerr.d
losses of proper1;/ through Ins actions
during the years when he *as president,
we doclitie to believe. His refusal to
reply to many questions put to him
hearing upon his light to land con
riai ea us that there are damaging facts
which he desires to conceal."
The statement continues with the'
declaration that upon information from
official sources he was charged with
responsibility for the unlawful killing
of Parades, but declined repeatedly to
offer any information or to give the
government any inlormation in regard
to the lattcr's death. He refused to
either afnrtn or deny his guilt even after
be had been warned that unfavorable
inferences would be drawn from such
refusal and that he must tako the con?
' Such refusal." the statement says.
' together with his manner and de?
meanor when asked concerning these
matters, constitute in our opinion, an
admission of the truth of the charge
He is. therefore, excluded on the ground
that he has admitted the commission
of a crime and felony involving moral
In conclusion, the statement says
that General Castro may appeal from
the findings of the board of special
inquiry through the Commissioner of
immigration to the Secretary of Com?
merce and Labor and adds that "he
has signified his intention of doing so."
The next move in tin- case will be to
file im appeal to Scretary Nagel. Mr.
Baltic, his attorney, aald he would pro
c >? d in the matter at once and in the
meantime will try to have the general
admitted to bail that be may occupy
more c ommodious quarters than : hi
one srr.aii room afforded him at tills
Nagel Has Record.
Washington. January 15--Thr> order
of the immigration authorities at New!
Yoik fee the deportation of Cipriano 1
Castro. a< cording to the understanding;
of officials of the Department of
Commerce and EsShor, grows out of the]
former Vene/.uelan President's refusal
to answer c ertain questions propounded |
by the spoOsal board of inquiry.
The hoard's decision has not yet |
been officially communicated to Sc.
retary Nagcl. but ho is in bOOsOaaaOO of I
rhe re. ord of testimony in the case I
wasch -how? H is -aid. that Castro de
'clincd t" reply to questions concerning!
the charges that he was connected with
the assassination of General Parades in :
Veeavsaehx, for wMeh be is under in?
dictment, although he never has been J
tried 1 he h .ard wanted this informa?
tion bec ause i he law bars from entry to )
the l nit'd Sta'rs any person convn'cd
of. or admitting, a crime involving'
moral turpitude.
Officials hold that while an immi- |
gr.it.oii hearing is quasi-indicia! in i
chaiac-ter the ordinary rules of privi
lege recognized in a court of law do not |
With an alien knoc king at the doors I
of the 1'nitcd States, the administra-1
tion. it is argued, must obtain through |
answer to proper questions the nc,
sary information to determine his flt
ness in enter.
House Men Hear of Differences Re.
tsrrn ? abrll and Judge Bnjil.
Washington January I." A biller
flghl between I'nited States Dfjatrtci
JudK>- Koyd. of North Carolina, and
< ommis-ioncr CeSVsfS, of the In'. -: .,;
Revenue Rureau. over attempted gov?
ernmental seizures in an alleged whis?
key fra ;d ? a*e. probablv wi'l i.e aired
before rhe House Committee on ex?
penditures in the Treasury Depart?
The committee to-dav subpoenaed
Ml < ?bell to produce the paner. in
the car' Wh* h rascalfa about the erTorts
of ( rrflec or of Internal Revenue Mrown
: ? S ..'. -v ? N ' So sei/c H"d sell
for a?'ged revenue fax's whlskev
owne-l >.-. n < roster, a distiller, near
Winston Sa'em. N C. and latter said
to have been turned over to N Cilenn
WMfoms as an alleged
K?ster to give a new warehouse bond
and then ordered the whiskey sold be?
cause of alleged frauds. He was est- i
Joined in this procedure by Judge Boyd
When the new bond was not given he
ac.m orde-ed 'he -his'<ev sei.-ed and
soil t..- >:. .-, lor fhe ond time
Judge Movd en oine.| the revenue i?ff|
Oars bwl he was reversed ttf she Clr
i a third move, ordered
insrermd to a landed
injunction The conn
?aid. that the orders of t fl?
eers were 1 he resuit of ill,
and pique The goes
te other hand,
irt's course wa
with tho as
lue lavs Tho caee hi thus
ho eaatrts and the esjt
etched with esj?ahfM
? ne jn.srn- ,
maintained !
MSRt>l (.US ? ??Moi
Re* Orteeee, MteSsie sad Peaaaraas I
> eri cheap rates and throcjgh Pullnieo I
arceraarcsdn Hies via 80DTHBRN h>iL
WAX (a* er ah sei Or Tharet Ofttos eft i
Mr Kieldrr has been elected ?resident of the New Jersey Senate and will
become aVttncI.?vcrnor when Mr! wSSm re-dsns to become president St the
I nltetj" States._r
Lives of Americans Threatened
by Mexican Rebels at
Commander of Town Admits His
Inability to Afford
Washington. January 15?The shift?
ing i haracter of Mexican rebel activities
again was demons! rated to-day when
it became necessary to despatch the
cruiser Uaiiver from San Diego, Cal .
to Acapulco. on the Southern Pacific
Coast of the republic, where American
lives are in momentary danger because
Of a threatened rebel attack OB that
Following rcpresentat.ons of the
Madero government that the revolu?
tion soon would be put down, came
reassuring reports from the Mexican
States along the Mexican frontier, but
hope of early pacification of the republic
gave way a? it became apparent that
the Federal force- were inadequate to
tope with the rebels u: the central and
aoutnctII dietr* Is who have carried on
their op'-ratious even in the very face
of the -eat of government.
Officials here n-.w hope for a change
in the folium s of the Mexican federal
government through t he ? opsum ma t ion
of the forty million pesos bond issue.
I for the authorization of which the
Mexican Congress has passed a bill.
It is apparent llu' only with surfe lent
money to purcha-e munition* of war
in quantities suiln-ient fully to equip
the Federal for<?s. can the hydra
headed rebellion be stamped out of the
length and breadth of the long troubled
1 republic
Reports I re Alarming.
I This government s decision to send
a warship to proteo* \ mern an lives and
[ propert y was [cached early to-day after
alarming reports of the activity of a
rc|.el band under .lulio Radillo had
been received through Ambassador
Wilson at Mexico City.
Consul Kdward*. at Acapulco. had
suggested that ina-mii- h as the Mexi?
can Federals were unable to protect
Americans and the Mexican ' oromander
of the town had admitted his inwbilit .
to reinforce the garrison, a warship
should lie sent
The last report from Acapulco said
Radillos men wire operating in the
country about there and that refugee;,
from every dirc? ;ion were pouring Into
the town, which is one of the most im?
portant Mexic ans ports on the Pac iBo.
Deoredations and atrocities by the ap
proa- hing rebel hand were reported
Americans and other foreigner* will
he taken abroad the licnirr when she
reaches th~tc if they so desire
The Denver is the nearest ship lo
the danger line.
Claims $ 1,000,000 For
Loss of Her Husband
Mrs. Harris. Titanic Vttrinw. Make*
Messiest Demand Mr- May
Katrelle s?eek? to Recover
Nee tnrk. Januar? IV t flood
of petitions for damage* through the
lass of Ihr Tltanlr. filed ts-tjs). le.
eluded one from Mrs. Irene t* siIsc e
Harris, who i Isias St IMMI.OOO for -he
ln?? of her htihsaad. Heary B. Harris,
the theatrical manager. This Is the
heaviest of Ike 770 rtalexs so far
med Mrs. Msy Futrelle. af sW-Itu
sie. Mass.. a?|>. for g.inO.000 torn.
rrssatloa for the loss af her tins*
and. Jaranes F'i'relle. author. The
claims of Mr?. I My R. MMIef. widow
?* ?Beels ||. Mittet, the artist, a
Tttaab il'llsi. Is flinn.lMMl.
I nlted Mtales Judge Han? jester,
das rtteaded ?ee time for filing
eetiUans ae rtainie se Febre*
Thr rlslms amount to more thus
? I o. oo?.AOaV. eat the White ?War
iJae contend* that Its liability Is
Malted aadee the tweed 'tis toe
statutes to lees than fllOfl.BggJ.
Democrats Will Not Vary From
Plan to Put Sugar on
Free List
Vcrkcs Contends That Whiskey
Is Necessity, but Wine
a Luxurv
Wa.-hington. January IS?The sugar
refineries, bee', sugar men. California
?wine producers. mineral water import?
ers and others descended in force upon
the House Ways and Means Commit?
tee to-day to fight out the tariff issue.
The net result of the hearing was the
acquisition of a little new information
and the repetition of much data that
has figured in hearings whi^h led up to
[ previous tariff bills. Not hing.In the com
mutees examination of the various
shades of sugar rate views indicated any
weakening of the Democratic tentative
plan for presenting another free sugar
j bill for ac tion bv the Mouse at the com?
ing extra session of Congress.
Sugar Well Represented.
Some of the leading men in the sugar
i industry were present Udwin II.
? Atkins, the vice-president and aefJhaflJ
head of the American Scgar Refining
Company, proposed a moderate redu<
i tion In the sugar tariff Henry T. Ox
nard. ot California, and a dozen wit?
nesses trom California. c"lorsd". Mon?
tana. Wisconsin. Michigan and other
\ S;atee were present to tight for tariff
protection for American bcci sugar in?
terests. R. K. Milling, of f ranklin. I<a .
pleaded for tariff bars to avert the
death-knoll of the sugar industry of
that Stale.
Former Governor B M. Kernald. of
Maine, speaking for 75 per asgM of rhe
fruit canning industries of the country,:
advocated cither free sugar or a reduced
: rate, while rhe Arbuckle Borthers of!
Brooklyn through William A lanuson.
and the Kederal Sugar Hrflning Com-i
panv. through Krank C. Lowry, pleaded
th" f:e.e sugar cause
Tho California wine business was
pi> " u red as hi a deplorable londitn-n
when the committee) took up schedule
"H." wines, spirits and other heveragee.
Kormer Commissioner of Internal He
' venue lohn W. Yerkes. contended
, tha' whiskey was a necessity, but that
, imported wines were a luxurv. and.
therefore, should bear the burden of
tariff taxation
Vi? tor K Whitto. k. a New York
iniiK>rter. would not agree that beer
was entirely a luxurv Ho suggested
that rhe taiiff of some well-kr.own
brews be cut from twenty-three cents
a gallon to fifteen cents a gallon, its
r.i'e under the Wilson tariff law. or
a- least to not more than twentv per
c Us assessment under "he l>irigl?v
Protect the bot tom? apd t he mineral
waters. t,?o. ' advocated another im?
porter. Henry Melville, of New York,
aho urged thirtv per cent, aa ample
for both
Pleads for Domestic Wine.
William Cullman. for the California
Wine Association, claimed that the
loweat wages paid In Routhern Cali?
fornia were doubl? those paid abroad
and tha' American wines were in?
finitely superior to those of twenty
year* ago but tha* the industry saoeM
be protected bv taxing the imported
mines as luxuries
The committee teas no working baste'
for echedule ?-||" except the present,
Pay ne- Aldruh tariff law and 'he
Urmocrauc piar ? . . ,.n?nder -he tariff
ae a revenue matter and to pet tea
gi ratest burden oti luxuries. There
are no witnesses nr bed a led for to
morrow, the trat free) wash hay for
the committee sir- e : r -
Fatal Boiler tVipiosUn.
. h r?
The tr.ee
v ess si ?ae
Tarn Medeame. a rretv h pass
left New
George VV. Perkins Be?
lieves Limelight Is Best
Morgan's Former Partner Treats
Committee to Economic Dis?
cussion, but Will Not Say
'Yes' or 'No' to "Financial
Peril"?Despite Illness,
Rockefeller Will Be
Washington. January 15.? Id a hypo?
thetical question put to Oeorge \V.
Perkins. Hamuel Cntermyer. counsel
for the money trust committee, to-day
outlined from records of .the corpmit
teo a "concentration of money and
credit." and asked whether Mr. Per?
kins considered it "a menace and pen!
to the prosperity of th?- country " Th
question was generally accepted .is Mr
?ntermyer't ooneeption of the elusiv ?
so-called "money trust." of which ih?
committee is in search.
Mr. Perkins, after declaring tiiat the
query reminded him of theeontindrum.
"Why is a mouse when it spins'" as?
serted that he could not say whether
at the point outlined in the discussion
concentration is a peril. In a lenghty
discusmun on economics. Mr. Perkins
took the position that after concentra?
tion had progressed to a certain point
it should be subject to government
regulation. But he would not answer
the hypothetical question categori?
Will Kxaminc Rockefeller.
After to-day's hearing the committee.
In a rather heated executive eesiion, de?
termined to have Chairman Pujo and
Counsel Cntermyer visit William Rocke?
feller and take his testimony. Chair?
man Pujo opposed trio scheme without
avail A resolution instructing Mr. Puio
and Mr. Cntermyer to make arrange?
ments for the examination was passed
with but a single vote in opposition,
that of Chairman Puio.
The determination of the committee
followed the testimony of Dr. C. W
Richardson, who. after exmaining Mr.
Rockefeller, told the committee to?
day that, despite his illness, the oil
magnate could submit, to a "brief ex?
amination without immediate serious
results."' No plans were made to-day
for the manner or place of examination
Of Mr. Rockefeller
Thomas W. I.amont and 11. P. David -
I son. of the tlriii of J. P. \I< :-lan A
! Co.. P. L. Mine, president of th'
; First National Bank, of New York, anil
Qeorge F. Baker, .Jr.. who were on hand
1 to testify to-day, were excused until
I Thursday. The committee to-mor?
row will examine Jacob H. Schiff, of
Kuhn. Loeb <t Co . of New York.
Mr. V ntermyer's hypothetical
"money trust" question came after Mr.
Perkins had Axed publicity as a cure for
financial evils, ami had approved the
incorporation of the New York Stock
Excfcaaja) ander a Federal charter, a
closer responsibility among bank direc?
tors, and the according of representa?
tions on the directorate to minority
stockholders in corpoi a none.
Pujo's. Question.
The hypothetical question, which
embraces < omiusions drawn from much
?of the testimony already before the
i committee, was as follows :
I "1 call your attention :o exhibits be
: foro the committee from which you
'will note the following seven institu?
tions have total resources of tl.S96.000.
|000: J. P. Morgan A Co. (and
Drexel * Co.) deposits. tl&.ZUt.
000; Uuaranty Trust Company fc.VJ.000.
000; Bankers' Trust Company. $306,000.
piji. First National Bank. ?149.O?O.U0O;
1 National City. ?274.00? .iw Chase Na?
tional Bank. ?l?.OOO.ono: National Bank
I of Commerce. HftVivvW
"That, the Mutual Life and Kquit
able Life have combined resources of
tl.aM.sat.aM; making a t,,t.,i ,n these
New York institutions alope and with?
out regard to other ? ITHsal In lie of W.
: 4W oneose
"Assuming now the aft ant ion to bo
as described in these exhihi'.- and
assuming further that the business of
', making large issues of securities of the
gi.-a' inter -1.i'e < orporations has dur?
ing the past five- years been conducted
mainly on joint account between
Messrs J. P. Morgan A Co..
the 1-irst National Bank and the Na
ituaxsl city Bank, or New York Lee
Higgitisou A Co. and K.dder
Peabody. A Co . of PuSf;
and the Illinois Trust and Savings
Bank and tho First National Bank, of
Chicago, and knowing wha* you do as
'o th" methods of business and to the
financial power and affiliations of theso
i banks and banking houses and their
[control of financial. rai!ron>l and in
' dust rial corporations please state)
i whether, and if so.to wha' extent, this
: concentration and control of mone*r
I and credit constitute a peril to the)
progress and prosperity of the ouatrw
and sta'e. als.? if \ou will give the rea?
sons for jour ion- lu?ion''"
N.> Dtreri Answer.
In reply. Mr. I'crkms delivered a long
' tee gist of which
"Every one wnl agree that at a
tain point .. ?c'raii n would I
peril, but whnher at the point yon
it has reached it would be a pd
can no tear. I have been out of b
with these* affairs for two years a
would want to study these qje?t
very carefully. I am opposed to
?-?itration of money power. I
power, or energy where that conoet
tion is likely to result la harm
Not I nmijh Psnpertv ?Irbeaeirtf
Release Rysn aad Teil?m-Piison*
< hx ago. lanaurr t$ Hot ,|?
nit-ed for the r, -.-a. << ?
ewtrrt atae dertleed to lessee aar? eg
e edrc .i.os t bail H>i>?4
? r> , ?as siw.w.aoad to etc
Hook in waa let on*/ e?etiet*d k.New
saaa for whom a writ ?' sa pi read sag
was not sxtwsd wW?s Mas cases were aea>
seated to tee court a week ana. y

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