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tu je TiMKBKoi-ndedm?. WHOLE NUMBER 19,240. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY. JANUARY 24, HH3._th, w,.,her To-d.y-r..,.
THE DISPATCH KOUNDKD II?. Lx\J Ldt-t ^.C^m^xt ^'i""1_.
Eight Men, Women and
Children Known to
Have Perished.
Building Crowded With Bargain
Hunters When It Gives Way,
and Those Who Are Not
Killed by Mass of Timbers
Fall Prey to Fire?Res
cuers at Work.
Work of Clearing
Ruins Abandoned
MrKiniicj, Tri., Januar?- S*V
The aurk of ? lejrlng away the
r.rrrkii* of the ( hffif? Brother*
llepartment store, which collapsed
to-day. was abandoned at mid?
night, the searchers convinced there
were no more bodies In the ruins.
Mayor H. A. Finch thrn revised his
estimates and gate out a statement
plating the dead at eight. Fifteen
Injured were recovered, six of whom
eere seriously hurt. The others
were only slightly Injured.
McKlnne*. Tex.. January 83. Fight
men. women and children are known
to base been killed or badl) Injured In
the collapse here this afternoon of the
( beeves Brothers department store.
At 1 o'rlork to-night the known dead
numbered eigbl. and fifteen persons
?crinuslv injured had been rescued
"mm the ruins. Immedlatel) after the
collapse of the three-storj building
names burst out and nnlj were sub?
dued after an hour's fighting h> fire?
men and volunteers.
The known dead
Boaa Welch.
Leslie Bush.
Miss Katie Milltgan.
Miss Bessie Wade.
Busseil Height, four years old.
N. R. Presley, clerk.
Mrs. Mary Stiff, clerk.
.Miss Kva Mearry. clerk.
The last two died after being re- ,
inured from the wrecked building.
Seriously injured Miss Annie Cur?
tis. Mrs. Mort Shirlry. Mrs. Jennie
The store had been crowded during
the day by citizens and families of
nearby farmers attending a bargain sale
According to Vernie Oravea. the only
peson known to have escaped un- ?
injured from the falling ruins, there
Ware fully fifty people bj the building,
u* the time of the ?atastrophe
(.'racking of timbers and swaying of
the building were qnn klv followed by
the collapse. Ki?it?m?iit attending
t he accident was increased hy the falling :
of a two-story store building adjoining
the department store
Besrue Work Impeded.
Kescue work was impeded by the'
!?? k o! me- hanicai facilities, and practi?
cally the entire male population of
McKinney joined in fighting the Ore
and searching the smoldering ruins.
News of the disaster spread quickiy. ,?
and incoming interurban lines brought i
seores of farmers who joined tn the;
Many of those in the ill-fated build?
ing when the collapse came were women
and children Their ones spurred the
rescue workers in their efTorte to tear
away the burned and splintered fin,
here behind which the inmates "of the
building were pinioned
Two persons rea- hed by ?he rescuers
li rdonl> a few minutes after they were
taken from the ruins An emergency
hospital was hastily constructed in a
nearby building, and phvsiciane from
ell parts of the town rushed to the
sent to render medical aid.
Pleads for Death.
Mary Stiff, who died shortly after
her reecuc. pleaded ?Ith the firemen
working in the tatiglr-d mass above her
to kit! he;, as t h? fire v as rapidly ap- ,
poaching. She was brought out barely
N. R Presely talked with the Are- '
men as they tore away the wreck, di- ,
ret ted by the sound of his voice. He
Mas dead when they reached him
Mayor Finch early ???night estimated
that the number of dead would rsa< b
If not riierd thtr?y-Bve but until the
ruins are . Icarod the exact lose of life
isnnot be a??ertait,od At H> JO .
o'clock to-nigel hope of rescuing alive
any of those at ill in i he wrec kage *M;
?F?r budding adorning the < h~ecrs
Brothers e?, at.ii-b men: 'as occupied
by m farm implement concern The
collapse of a wall in the implement
?aase threw its weight against the
comer building and with a noise that
jarred 'he town to its foundations
both sank Into ruins
A ?nie of white goods was on in the
grant taree-etorr depart men' . o-e
and men women and children throng***!
itn conntera.
A* the aarsh era? king of Umher?.
allks hroke fwr
out,ward hjr the
weight nf ihe heavy stock, the mm* ml
-fCer-inusd'en garend f-sg?
Senate Opposes It as Feat?
ure of Inauguration
Senators Also Recall Disorder
When Jackson Had Reception
and It Was Necessary to
Throw Guests From Win
dows Will Kill Resolu?
tion if Passed by House
Washington January 23?As th*
result of a general can vass of the Senate
to-day. announcement, was ma?Ac that
in all probability there will be no gen?
eral ptiblf reception to President
Uli*?, ii after hi* inauguration March
4 When the Washington inaugural
con niK'ce referred the subjec to the
congressional inaugural commit tee and
that body refused to take cognizance
of it. the Henate members of the com?
mittee, led by Senator Overman, of
North i'arolina. interviewed pra'tic
ally all members of the Senate They
found a preponderance of opposition
to any publii demonstration during
the evening of Mar? h 4
Reasons given t?>r this < on. u?-ion
were many Necessarily, the inaugura?
tion ?eremonies, involving a trip to
the Capitol, participation in the in?
auguration of the Vice President and
the proceedings in the Senate the
delivery of-th* inaugural address and
prolonged viewing ?>f the inaugural
l>ro. ession are tiresome, and it is
found that to follow these Aith ??
general reception would overtax the
ei.?i>itance of Mr Wilson especially
be?ause i? would be impracticable to
limit the attendance It is estimated
that from SO Ass to lOB.OOn people would
be in the line of those who would
want tr. shake hands with the new
There also is apprehension as to the
result upon the people tbemselvess of
getting together ui such a throng. The
fact is recalled that when President
?la'.kson undertook to give an inaugural
reception the White House was so over?
run ami some of the people so dis?
orderly that it be.am? necessary
throw many out through the windows
Many also remember scenes of disorder
in ?.onnection wtih the lying in state at
'he Capitol of the body of President
McKinley when it was brought here
on the way to Ohio The President
KSSCfl s friends in the Senate feel satis
fled that their decision will meet with
his approval They declare that if the
House should adopt a resolution pro?
viding for a reception it would he killed
in the Senate.
Farces Reading of Journal.
Washington lanuary Ti?it took
the House three and a half hours to-day
to approve its journal or yesterday.
Conducted by Minority Leader Mann,
an expert in filibusters the friends of
the Lincoln memorial project forced
the ? lerk to read the journal in full for
the first time tn many years.
Mr Mann conducted the filibuster,
he said to 'each the other side that the
minority is not to be trifled with. ' The
filibustering tactics on the Democratic
side had pre.-en'ed the House from
reaching the Lincoln memorial bill,
which the Republicans had hoped 'o
pass Aa soon as businrss started to-day
Mr. Mann demanded the reading of the
journal in full, a task usually dispensed
with by unanimous consent The clerk
skipped over the introdu? 'ion of bills,
but the eagle-eyed Republican leaiier
?.-aught the omission and 'he clerk was
forced to go back and start again.
Representative Kilzgerald flnally
moved that the journal be approved :
Mr Mann moved that it be amended,
and when this was ruled out of ??rder.
moved to lay Mr. Ki'igerald's motion
on the table In the maze of roll calls,
parliamentary inquiries and Democratic
attempts to sfart the days' business, the
House consumed half a days' session
while legislation waited. Representative
Mann finally abandoned his fight after
gaining a parliamentary advantage
which probably will result in consider?
ation of the memorial bill next Wednes?
Crneral Reduction Certain.
Washington. January T3.?Attack of
null interests on the proimsed Demo-,
cratic revision of the tariffs on textile
manufactures has resulted eo far in a
virtual lomlusion of the Ways and
Means Committee majority to strike
a lower rate of adjustment to that
planned in the previous Democrat i?
ootton revision bills
There will he substantial rH irtinn?
from the tentative cotton s?hedule
basis, running down as low as S per cent
on the cheaper grades that 'he working
classes depend open
The compromise by revision schedule
proposed yesterday by Lewis W Parker.
?>f Breenville S C . former head of
the American Cotton Manufacturers'
Association, assured more importance
today as a basis for Democrat i?
general redmtion plans It was fre
fluently referred to during the examina?
tion of witnesses, and it will have a
coneiierable bearinr m the committee's
figuring on the low rates
There also will he some reductions
in schedule .).' the pari ?.f the Payne
Aldrich law that deals with flax, hemp
and jute and their schedule is more
competitive than most of the others
A very large proportion ?>? I his ?. hedule
whi'h embrace* the big lace and linen
indus'ries. covers ariietVs that are
deemed luxuries with consequent high
tariff warrant, from the n?mo<riii<
program viewpoint This schedule will j
be taken np to-morrow.
The committee concluded to take
testimony to-day on the cotton sche
?lllle Most ?? 'be w;-',e??e? 'ar-'ert
retention of the rates of the pi seen!
tariff law. particular!*- on Jacquard
flgurew loi'sn gorsrls uphols'r-v gen
eralty. on prln' cotton goods snd on
? ?.tton handkerchiefs 'i'h?r witnesses
while preferring the present p^'
were disposed to be conciliatory In view
of ths determination of 'h? Democratic
laaders to reduce the tariff along
revenae ?n*s particularly en th* more
common ?rt?el*s of use smong the
ptwrsr classee nf 'he pson'e
Chief Jaetire ef Teeaessee flees, *B
I nil** ?t?te* aenstr.
Nashville. Ten? , January SI Th*
dea?ti?x k In i.Bs> Tenpesssje ..?*:? at ur?
ff|i brn.fr ti tir t hief Juane* John
Replies to Protest in
Matter of Panama
Canal Tolls.
If England Is Not Satisfied
With Conditions as Set Forth
by Secretary, He Suggests
Special Commission of In?
quiry Thinks Arbitra?
tion Is Not Necessary.
Washington. .January 23 ?Secretary
Knui'a reply to the British protest
against the exemption of American
coast wine shipping from Panama Canal
tolls, assures the British government
that domestic coastwise trade will not
he permitted to extend operation into
foreign competitive fields and that
increased tolls will not be laid on
foreign shipping, to balance the re
; mission to American ships If Great
'Britian is not satisfied on these points
Americ a proposes a spe< lal commission
of adjustment
The communication is devoted to
the purpose of reducing to th" smallest
point and number the issues upon
which the twcj governments failed to
agree and as to these only two?it is
contended that they are entirely sus?
ceptible of adjlisttnent by diplomatic
means, and without recourse to arbitra
: tion.
May Refer to Commission.
If this course should not prove ac- i
ceptable to the British government.
, it is suggested that the whole? contro- '
versy be referred to a special com?
mission of inquiry, provision for which
was made in the unratifled Knox
: Bryte general arbitration treaty. That
; convention was approved by the Senate
with an amendment which curtailed
the power of the special commission
of inquiry to mere investigation and
report and refused to permit the com?
mission to bind either country to a
course of arbitration.
Because of this amendment Presi?
dent Taft has so far declined to con?
summate the treaty by exchanging
ratifications with the British govern?
! To meet the needs of this present '
tissue. Secretary knot now offers to I
, give life ro the treaty by an irnmedi
I ate saw hange of ratifications, whi' h
I would insure the existence of a gen
; eral arbitration between America and
Great Britain after the lapse of the
.existing Hay-Paunrefote treaty. June
i 4 next. As an alternative, the Secretary
is willing that a i-ommission be created
. for the special purpose of ascertaining
the facta in regard to the effect upon
; British shipping of the Panama Canal
' tolls act and the President's proclama?
tion fixing the rolls
Much of the Secretary's argument
rested upon his contention that Sir
Edward Grey's protest, being made in
advance of the issue of the President s '
proclamation Axing the tolls, is entire- j
fy inapplicable to the controversy in
its present state, and that, as a matter!
of fact, the British contention rests
npeei apprehension of things that may
happen in the future to the injury M
British shipping, which, in al! probabil- j
; lty, never wiil occur.
Disputes Interpretation.
Secretary Kno>: begins his note by
the flat statement that he cannot agree
with the British interpretation of the
canal treaties, eo far as they limit the ,
freedom of action of America or tn
1 fringe British trea'y rights Pointing
I out that the Grey note was issued \
without consideration of the Presi?
dent's toll proclamation, the secretary!
states that Str Edward deals chiefly ,
with the possibilities of what the I
President might do under The canal
ac-t. whereas the proclamation has
entirely changed the situation.
Taking up the three objections made
by the British government. Secretary '
Knox firs: discusses that whi> h applies
to the exemption from tolls of the
government vessels of Panama. The
Initpd States, he declares, always had
asserted without challenge that the,
status of the countries immediately :
concerned by reason of their political
relation to the territory in which the
canal was to be constructed, was dif- ;
ferent from that of all other countries
!? regard to a second British ob- '
>e t-.on. that the Panama f'anal a>-t
might he thought to confer upon the
. President the power to discriminate
in the use of the canal in favor of all
ships belongo
to the Ir.tted States and its citizens j
even in the foreign trade, by granting,
them reduced tolls the note quotes
from the memorandum, attached to
the canal act by the President when it
was signed as follows
'"It is not. therefore necessary to \
discuss the policy of such discrimina-?
tion until the question may arise in I he
? xercise of the President s discretion '
Ouestlon Has Not Arisen.
As no question as yet has arisen on >
this point which m the words of the
existing arbitration treaty, 'it may
not have been possible to settle h>-*
diplomacy." the note holds that the
suggestion of arbitration u> premature
Before passing from that stage of the
question. Se.-retary Knox emphati?
cally disclaims entertaining anv doubt
as to the right to exempt American,
warships and other government -.-re
eels from tolls as they are a part of
government's protective system and
it is not understood that Oreat Britain
challenges the right of the t'mted
States to protect the canal, or to re?
quire an explanation of what relation
?he movement of a particular veeeel
th'otirb ? b- can..! has "o its protection
Thus 'treeing away all oh.ie.tlon*.
Mr Knox believes non - relevant. the
note proceeds to disc-js? tne British
assertion that the exemption of I nited
states coastwise vessels from tolls is a
discrimination against British vessels
The secretary points out that the
British do not claim the right to per
-. .^,-? ir, American ?oaetwise trade
but object to 'he exemption of that
trade from roll? because they may
adversely after' B-itt*h rights to equal .
?reatmen' in the payment of loila. or
to juat and equitable lafJjj He also
recalls the British nhjeo'ion thai ooaat
trtee trade can not he elreumearthed so
Completely that heneflteoenferred upon i
it will nnt effect v ease is engaged In tha
foreign trade Thus earge> ?ntorded
for an Ameei-ati pon beyond the omni
and ?Mpp?*1 "n board a foreign ship
esvild nnt be sent to its deetlnai|e>n
more cheaply through the operation of
the pmpoawd exempting t>v being landed
at n Cnlt<"d nia'es port hafor* reaching
the eanel and .hen sent en as iiiiasTwIsa
tmds to I he deirlreset ft foreign, ships
In direct ,rade
Met te he Denied Paws'
Tea assure lary then aa> ? I, <? ?agy
Oeeetinoesl eei^aaaasi Page i
Illegal Business Amounts
to Several Millions of
DoHars Annually.
So-Called "Brokers" Act as
Fences for Post-Office Rob?
bers and Employes Who
Filch From Their Firms.
System Permeates Prac?
tically All Big Cities.
Washington. January 23 ---Illegal traf- j
"?king the country over in stolen
pontage stamps, aggregating several
millions of dollars annually, has just
been disclosed by post-office inspec?
tors whose investigations were reported
today to Postmaster-Oeneral Hitch
cock They involved so called stamp
brokers and confidential employes of.
large business concerns throughout
the Cnited States. Through con- t
fessions obtained by the inspectors,
from some of the brokers whose oper?
ations were investigated, it was learned
that stamps of all classes and denom?
inations stolen by burglars from post
offices and embezzled by employes
from great business houses and manu?
facturing establishments were pur?
chased and resold by the brokers at
prices far below their face value
< rime to I'ndersrll.
The postal laws make it a crime
punishable by imprisonment to sell
any stamps issued by the government
for less than its face value. Investiga?
tions disclosed that, in addition to'
selling the stamps for less than a price
they could have been purchased for.
from the government, the brokers
knew the stamps were stolen when they ;
purchased them Inquiries showed that ,
in some instances they entered into a;
conspiracy with employes of business'
houses to buy at prices agreed upon
all the stamp the clerks could steal
from their employers. The first of
a series of indictments resulting from
the investigations was handed down
sealed in New York City yesterday. !
The men indicted were Richard Fred?
ericks, Irving ' Tzzy "i Sevel and John
Frank. District Attorney Whitman
has informed the Post-Oflice Depart-,
merit there will be other indictments.', j
Frauds against the government and
various business concerns aggregating
hundreds of thousands of dollars ejs*
nually have been unearthed in New i
York Cify alone, while illegal traftu I
in g in stamps in Boston, Philadelphia.
Baltimore. Pittsburgh. Chicago. Indian?
apolis. St Louis. Minneapolis and Cin-j
cinnati. New Orleans. Kansas City. ?
Denver. San Francisco. Seattle. Port-1
land. Oregon, and many other cities
purchased large proportions
In New York approximately twenty
so-called "brokers" make a business of1
purchasing postage stamps at a price
ranging from 50 cents to so cents on a j
dollar and selling them to merchants
at prices varying from 85 to 99 cents j
on a dollar.
One stamp broker in New York City,
who sells from $3uo to St 000 worth of!
stamps a day to merchants, it is ex?
plained, has been purchasing some of!
his supply from an employe of the
New York State government at Albany.
The employe confessed to post-office '
inspectors that he remitted to the stamp
broker from fc'5 to SSn a week in stamps
stolen from the State. An official of a!
foreign organization with headquarters
at Chicago confessed that for a long
time he had been stealing stamps from
t he associai ion and hypothecating them.
Sold Stolen Postals.
One broker advertised by meane of
a sign carried through the New York
financial district during the noon-hour
that he purchased printed uncanceled
postcards. This resulted, it is said, in
many office boys stealing cards from
their employers and selling them to j
him for 35 cents a hundred The;
printed portions of the cards then were
skilfully covered with a piece of thin
paper and the cards resold. The culp?
able broker, according to his admission i
to the inspectors, sold during the last
two years more than 2 mo wo postal
The department redeems-postal cards I
from original purchaser? at 75 per cent !
of their face value A few weeks ago
a member of Uongres* end a former
deputy commissioner of police of New
York City requested the third assis?ant
post master-general to redeem over a
million cards for a constituent of the
Congressman Inquiry by inspectors
developed the fact that the cards were1
the property of a sfsmp broker whose'
business is do-la red by the department
offl? :si* to be essnrly WesrMlsnnte
Two Arrests Made.
New York. January J*?Detective* ?
arrested this afternoon Richard Fred-,
er:ck?. - siamp dealer, and Irving
Sevel. keeper of a newsstand on
charges of having received stolen!
stamp* Other arrests, the detectives
said would follow soon
ofe.-e hoys in the Wsll Street section!
pilfering ?he stamps from 'heir em
plo-.-er? have done a thriving trade the
pas' few months, the detectives ??id
Fredericks and Sevel are alleged to
have received stamp* thus stolen
Nesrn Who attached White ?.Irl
r'nrrlhl? Taken Frosa ?herlfr.
f 'larksville Texas. January 21 Dick
Stanlev a sixteen year ?>M negro who
tt was < harged attempted to attack
a four-ysnr-oid white girl earlr to
day near Fulbnght. Texas, was hsrged
by a snob at Fulnbght this afternoon
?heriff Mustaln -?as on his way to jail
with the negro when he was overpow
ered by members of the mob
Mrs. Swanson Withdraws
in Interest of Harmony
**aem*gi*a. January en. |? ,sr
Interest nf friendship nnd harmony,
aa she espresesd II, Mr". ( Is.ids
A, *>w*e*?a, srlf* ef the Wees.as
ream t Irginla, i?-..?. ? i?e? as
a eaadiaete far aesslsjent ef the
Ceagressleaal rfcah, Tata leaves
the field rlssr fas Ms*, fsaetee* I ,
n*t?bee, wife ef the ?east** fsnsa
Fieri da. sk? > **i*rd*; wa* aesal
sated with Mrs. ?srsaeea fa* er*?l
*??? ef the slab.
Former Mar Minister, and Commander of Turkish Army
Governor Hadley Discusses Re?
lations of Government and
Bip "Business."
Missouri an Points to Contrast
Between That and Federal
New H?^en. Conn. January 23.?
Former Cio\crnor Herbert S. Hadley.
of Missouri, one of the speakers at the
Chamber of Commerce banquet hero
to-night, in discussing the relations be?
tween the government and "big busi?
ness." said in part:
?'We have recently been furnished
a definite statement of what^the Presi?
dent-Elect of the I nited States re?
gards as an ideal true; law. If that law
should become effective in New Jer?ey
there would result the somewhat strik?
ing contrast between the provisions of
the Federal statute and the State
statute upon the same question.
""For instance, under the proposed
law-, which is advocated by Uovsrn >r
Wilson railroads and labor organ!-*
tions would ??(fe< : combinations with
no danger of being called to account,
except under the common law of the
State. So long as they limited the effects
of their combination to New Jersey
they would tie practically exempt from
legal interference of prosecution.
Striking Difference.
"Another striking difference in opin?
ion upon this question is to bo found
in theories advocated by the leaders,
of two great political parties. Colonel
Bryan contends that private monopoly '
is indefensible and that when men by
combination or agreement undertake
to defeat competition they are Just as
clearly committing the offense of lar?
? Colonel Roosevelt contends that
this is an age of combination and that
a policy that seeks to dee! with the
trust question by criminal prosecution
alone is tust, as unwise as it would be
to oondiK t a war with a great foreign
power with the flintlock muskets of our
"We should bring to an end the pres?
ent unsatisfactory situation la which we
find that our industrial system exists
half lawful and half unlawful I do
no' believe that the unlawful should
be made to conform itself to the laws
that represent the moral judgment <>f
snooimn of people-"
OUter speakers a* the banquet were
?"oiint H Von BernsrorfT. the Oer
man ambassador end President W \v.
Fin ley. of the Southern Rallwav Com-'
Destination of William Rmtr eller Is
\... Rrwaled.
Brunswi. * Oat. January .1 Wil?
liam H'wkefHier whose testimony is
have lejW lekyl Island this aft
Nothing definite ? ould h? learni
Mr Ro- kef.lier s de.nnat.on
fror. Jekyl Island as to the plan
New York millionaire were com
One was 'ha- hr was pow on
to Washington 'o appear bar,
com rr.i* "e* whit" others wer' te. tfc
?hat Mr Rockefeller was takti
a short trip. ?net that he would
?o the istfcid ?ei nss' ?wpresef
Of the c?mmiV?e
Mr Rockefeller arrived on Jek
Island vrs-citii' from Palm
sie? e?. s.-iet hw fo? ?~\<?rel da
Warned >"?< I? Khsa Rabies Rerause ef
Disease Fplderale.
t Mi"??*? 'enuery n < jan<1oi* *?>
who see b-...rr.'ng est.v?. in the alrtwl
ie i-?ign ?iisiiM . ? ?
Corey Tells How Prices Were
Fixed at Famous
Judge Gary Has Denied Knowl?
edge of Such Business
New York. January 23.? William
! Ellis Corey, former president of the
United States Steel Corporation, again
a witness tut lip* '?! the hearings or 'he
government suit to dissolve the corpora?
tion under the Sherman antitrust law
gave further testimony in support of
government < hurges that the corpora?
tion is a monopolistic combination.
He testified that 'understandings'' to
I maintain prices were reached at the
famous "Clary dinners" given in New
York by Inda? !?'? H CJary. chairman
of the execSM^e board of the - sc
Corporation, ?at which a large majority
of the steel manufacturers of the
country were represented.
An Armor-Plate Pool.
: He gave testimony, the firs* adduced
from any witness in the suit, it was
said, as to the exrstencr of an inter
, national armor-plutv pool in which
the corporation had participated. He
confirmed In testimony existence of a
' plate and structural pool " and de?
clared Judge Oary had knowledge of it.
He said he himself had given orders
for closing down blast furnaces of the
corporation to maintain the price of
pig iron. He said steel rails sold lower
to foreign consumers than to domes: ic.
and he furnished testimony intended
to prove that the Tennessee Coal and
Iron Company was a competitor of the
Steel Corporation in the rail market
prior to its acquisition by the corpora?
Mr. Corey, who lesigned as president
of the corporation in 1910. made it
plainly evident in his testimony that
he had in many tcs|?ects ?lashed with
Judge tiaiy and members of ihe finance
committee in matters of policy. He
declared he had never favor<-d the lease
of the Hill ore lands by the corpuration
in 1907. which was abrogated by the
corporation almost coin-ideri'Iy with
the filing of the present suit
"We paid double the p--ice the ores
were worth." he said, adding that the
finance committee had overruled him
On the question of maintaining prices
t hrough the agency ?<f the Oary dinners
Mr. Corey ?*id he had been in favor
of competitive . onditions and that
prices were maintained longer than
I deemed advisable
Hie testimony in isgsnl to these
dinners was in direct contradict ion. it
was pointed out by counsel to night,
to what the Steel Corporation -aid in
its answer to the government's com
plaiet This denied that "at nny of
said meetings or *? any other time and
place There was anv sgreemen? or under
standing that prices should be main?
Business nisided.
Th* Oary dinners* ehich began in
l*r>7 took place the government mam
tains, of vart?oe pooj? in maintaining
prices in 'he steel trale In his
mmy concerning a number of the?c
peels. Mr. Oos/ey said) the Steel Cor
poratton wss represented In the plate
snd stmeturai pool by the Carnegte
?tssH Company He admitted -hat the
pool divided business and imposed pen?
alties When the r isinaa? vf ( BJM
Was it known at th* executive ->f
flesw-sef the atee c?-r-e.-a; - . *
strttartsn of th* corpora: i->n were cper
*? ng under the agreements which pgej
have aearrtbed*" aajsrd Judge M ni-s
Inson. chief afterrtev f*?' r* gevern
We for* Mr "n ~v ?ouid answer. :
Munsad far the ?????, rwpoiatsss ob-:
,e ~d nt* I he g. e <?,?.
utive iifflaV's ' was lne< "
191*1 ft II Oar, ktie? abeit If'
lie did saasi lie a laeaa
Judge Oary, in ht? ie*?.n eni !w>fere
? be Btankvy b'eel ?,g* ing cor*
.i said lie ? ? - ? ??> he
peels as soon ?? he le? net .?f 1 >?**>
?x stem? ?!e . if?e-. in ibis
?all Mr Ceee; will rv*ia<* the ?iand|
le as er raw for ere** essns.ns
Nazim Pasha, Famous Sol?
dier, Slain by Bullet
Fired Into Window
of the Porte.
Demand War Rather Than
Peace Without Adrianople,
and Force Cabinet to Quit
Office?Overrule Decision of
Council Which Was Designed
to Bring Peace, and Young
Turks Are Again in Command
Powers of Europe Shocked by
Crisis, Which Comes With
Unexpected Suddenness.
Constantinople, January 23.
Nazim Pasha, the former War
Minister, and commander of
the Turkish army, was shot
dead during a demonstration
here to-night which preceded
the resignation of the Cabinet.
Enver Bey and Talaat Bey had
given explicit orders that no
blood should be shed. But
Nazim Pasha's aide-de-camp
fired from a window of the
Porte at Enver Bey and his
companion, and they returned
the fire.
Their bullets killed Nazim
Pasha. In spite of this tragedy
there was no disturbance else?
Naiiai Pasha, War Minister and
coreralissimo of the Turkish armies,
was a man of great physical and rnen
i tal strength. He was close to sixty
; years of age. ^nd was characterized
as the best commandar-in-chief Turkey
, possessed in recent times. ?
Na^im took supreme commandof the
forces after Adbullah Pasha suffered
defeat around Kirk-Kilisseh and Adria?
nople. He was appointed Minister
; of War in the first Kiamil Cabinet.
This aroused the opposition of the com?
mittee on union and progress and prac?
tically resulted in the overthrow of the
I ministry. He then became commander
of the First Army Corps, and was in
< command of thr troops in Constant!
i nople at the time of the revolutionary
movement, that. dethroned Abdul
: Hamid.
Nazim Pasha became Minister of
War again in 1912 in the Mukhtar
Cabinet and continued to hold office
when the second Kiamil Cabinet waa
formeil in October of that yeai.
Na/im Pasha was in personal com?
mand of the troops that checked the
advance of the Bulgarians at tha
Tchatalja lines. He reached that dis?
trict in time to gather together the
scattered troops after the battle of
Tchorlu. and. notwithstanding the
disorganization of the army and tha
ravages of disease, he brought about
.' a spirit of union among the discouraged
soldiers through good generalship. Ha
: has been credited with having put the .
Turkish army in better condition than
it had ever been before.
Crisis Comes Suddenly.
Constantinople, January ?A rrtsla
In Turkish affafrs came to-day with
dramatic suddenness. The Grand
Tartar. Kiamil Pasha, and the Ottoman
Cabinet resigned and Mahmuud Shef
ket Pasha, formerly Minister of War
and rommander of thr constitutional
. army which enhtboned Mehmed V. as
Sultan, was appointed grand tiller.
Yesterday ihe Orand Conn "I. repre?
senting the intellect and wealth of the
nation, pronounced in favor of peace..
To-da> a vast crowd from all classes
declared for war rather than pea**
without Adrianople And. because the
crowd was backed by public opinion,
the government surrendered and re?
linquished offne, making way for the
same men whom the popular move?
ment brought to the top after the
revolutions of ifsn and !<*? The re?
signation of the Cabinet was announced
in the following:
?'The decision of Kiamil Pasha's
Cabinet, taken In response to the note
handed to the Turkish goicrnment by
the Kurnpean powers, to abandon the
fortress of Adrianople and part of the
Islands in the Aegean Sea. and the
convocation of an ettranrrilnart assem?
bly of the Grand < ounrll nf the Otto?
man Fmpire to which the < ablnet's
derision was submitted a rourne rnn*
trarv to Ihr prescriptions or the con?
stitutional rhararter snd violating that
sa. re.! rights of Ihe people roused
the Indignation of the Turkish nation,
with the result thai U>e people made a
demonstration hefor.- the Hubllme Port
and brought about the resignation of
the I. ernmeat."
The .<>',-re il of ministers met ehort'y
r-cfr.-.- noon '?? give final shape to tha
began to gather in
. r.. t-r ,,r^ , i ...
we-e deputed ir.'..-m the Cabinet ?
?Sat it must entire
Anneunres Resignation.
F.nver Boy aeon tea - 'he
viaieratr and announced 'hat he eeM -
the -soignauon of Kiami; Pasha si '?
he wae taking to vhe palace *~hte.
"I gr~* e.) ? ? ? ??>
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