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Republicans Fail to
Have Appointments
Taken Up.
Gallinger Admits Democrats Can
Block All Confirmations and
Struggle Is Waste of Time.
Opponents of Big Navy
Adopt "No Battle?
ships" as Slogan.
Washington, February 4.?After sev?
eral Ineffectual attempts to secure con
alderaUon of President Taft's appoint
emnts. the Senate Republicans suc?
ceeded finally to-day In forcing an ex?
ecutive session
The Democratic tllibuater to prevent
any action was resumed aa soon aa the
noora were rioeed With the appoin'
menta sent to tl:e Senate during the
last two weeks, the total number now
pending is nearly 1,800.
The fight came to a halt at I 11 P.
M. when Democrats succeeded In forc?
ing the Senate to adjourn Democrats
absented themselves from the chamber
as soon as the executive session began.
It waa Impossible to get a quorum.
After the ineffectual effort to-day to
force action on tne President's nomi?
nations pending In the Senate, the Re?
publicans decided to mske no further
move for the preaent It is probable
they will caucus before beginning the
light again. 8ome Republicana pre?
dicted that any action by caucus would
be negative
"It has been demonstrated that the
t>emocrats can block all confirma?
tions." aaid Senator Gallinger. discuss?
ing tbe situation, 'and many of us
consider it a pure waate of time to
make further attempts at confirma?
tion We are liable to decide to do
To-day's executive session was
brief The Democrats forced an ad?
journment b> demanding a roll call to
establish a quorum, and then absent?
ing themselves to insure a falluie
of a quorum.
It is now considered probable that
the next move for an executive session
artU be made by the Democrats, and ;
some believe It will result only in con
"rmatlon of the most of the army,
navy, diplomatic, revenue cutter and i
pa bile health service nominations. I
< aseiw on >aval Pregreea.
Washington. February 4. ?With "no
ba'.tieships" aa their slogan, members
of the House oppoeed to a big nsvy to?
day got a sufficient number of Signa?
turen to a petition for a Democratic
caucus on the question of how many
battleships shall be authorised this '
? ear Thw caucus will be held before
Friday, when the House Nsval Affairs :
Committee is scheduled to vote on the ,
new construction section of the naval ?
apropriatlon bill
signers of the petitior. hope to have
the caucua bind the majority to ratal
..gainst any appropriation for battle
shtpe on the ground that economy de?
mands a stand by the Democrats. It J
has been generally conceded that the
Naval Affairs Committee would report
a provision for two battleships
Sentiment among the Democrats Is
divided, but only a small number can
be found to predict that the caucus
will commit itself to a "no-tattleahip '
pi ogram
Will He Takes I p Krida;.
Washington. Februarv 1 ?The repeal
of the Panama ?'?na! free tolls provie
lon. proposed In an amendment by Sen?
ator Root to the recently passed ear.al
sdmlntstratlon law. Is to be taker, up
Friday at a meeting of the Senate
I'nmmlttss on Interocear.ic Canals.
The call for the meeting was issued
to-day by Chairman Brandegee
Advocates of the free tolls provis
b*a for Amerr an coastwise ships are
prepared to fight the proposed amend?
ment in the committee and to prevent,
if possible, its indorsement Shoeld ,
the amendment he favorably reported !
to the Senate, it Is believed It will be
impossible to war? final action on It
during the pending session
Mar Be ?traaeoaed.
\\ ashington. February 4 ?Federal
? ??ficers and employes who have been
? ??limited to contribute to national cam?
paign funds may be summoned as wit?
nesses by the Senste campaign ton
trtbutions Investigating committee
when it again opens its sessions. Sub?
poenas will be issued tat several Cnlted .
Statee marshals and other Federal em- ?
l.loves who have either collected or
contributed to these funds, and an
effort will be made to determine the
?Tient to which 'assessments" have
been made on Federal ofbceholders
The <ampaign investigating commit- ,
tee will recommend several changes j
of law to the Senate in the final re
port on its Investigation It is ea- .
pe. ted that legal restrictions will be !
nrged upon solicitation of campaign
f'inds from employee of the govern?
ment Tbe committee has not yet ar?
ranged the date for the opening of
the investigation Into 1912 expendi?
til Hearing- ? serried.
Washington, February 1. ? All hear
ii gs before the House Commerce Com- '
mlttec were canceled to-day because
of congestion of business In the Houae
Investigations of Ihe "long nad short
hauP provleton of the interstate com -
?nrece law and the uniform baling of
. ..fton were among Those postponed
veealr Psssn \ orrU nf||
Washington, February I?Authority
?.. Federal *e;*ere of m<rcbsndlee
imported by trusts or cd. Illegnl
contracts was proeldksd in the Norrla
bill, which na??'d ;b. ynvt. to-dav
It alreadv has passed th<- House and
was reromm nded h> tttorney-iien
eral Wlrketsham to give Federal off! ?
claia power to a-dae coffee h-ld In
storage *? New Tork b- ,w HraslUnn
enffe* monopoly
\t III Be Prteted
Washington. rVbmarv 4 ?Former
Senator Jeeeph W Bailey's far-? n
addr>ee to thr s-nair will nat be print?
ed a. a pabiic document When Aeran?
ter ataftta prepeesa it to-day Senator
Meefrd to havirg -hr apiiaa
reprinted at the government's ?? -
His Confession to Police
Explains Bomb
He Also Tells of Attempt on Life
of Judge Rosalsky and Ex?
plains Shooting of "Kid"
Walker on the Bowery,
Nearly Twenty-Six
Years Ago.
New York. February 4.?John Paul
< Farrell, a discharged apartment house
; Janitor, confessed to-day that he hud
I killed Mrs Bernard Herr< ra on Sun
. day night by means of a bomb he had
' made, and that by similar means he
had caused the death of Mrs. Helen
Taylor a year ago arid att.npted the
i life of Judge Otto Mm Rosalskv, of the
Court of ?ieneral .lesstons, last March.
Farrell waa held to-night on a charge
of murder for the killing of Mrs. Her
Although the police are convinced '
the man is mentally unbalanced, dep?
uty Commissioner Dougherty to-night
said detectives he had sent out in
numbers to Investigate the case have
learned enough to lead them to belie-, e
I Farrell s startling story is true in the
essentials, though falae in manv de?
Every time Farrell had a grievance
he seems to have settled the business
with a bomb The trouble with Mrs
Herrera. he said, was that she <ir.-.l ?
him from his Job as janitor and hired
a negro In hia place He wanted to
get Judge Roaalsky out of the way be?
cause the Jurist had aenten? "I Joseph
Harvey, a "pal." to serve thlrt> -nine
years in Sing Sing for stealing 111
worth of Jewelry. Farrell told the ao
llce he helped rob Peter Johnson's ',
home in the Bronx In I?**, but easily
Hla Reaooa for KlUinjc
Whv Farrell wan'erj to kill the Tay?
lor woman?sometimes known as
"?Trace Walker - was more than tin
police could fathom. In his early
story Farrell said she ass his -laugh- 1
ter and he slew her because she had
gone wrong. Eater he recanted this,
and aald she was an intimate friend,
but gave no reaeon for killing her. Re .
also told lK>ugherty why and by whom
"Kid" Walker was r-hot down and slain 1
In lSST on the Da IM jr. He said Walk- j
er betrayed the Taylor woman and a
woman named Eeistrange killed hint I
in revenge
Having disposed of the bomb mys- '
teriea. Farrell confessed, the police at
aert fo having perpetrated h wies of
robberies in Brooklyn and the robbery j
of the Johnson home. Harvey and
Harr;. Hartman, his companions in the
latter exploit, were sentenced to Sing
ding for thirty-nine years and nine,
years, respectively. Farrell had never
been suspected of tompllcity iti the
Besides this. Mr Dougherty said Far?
rell served ten years in the New Jer- 1
sey Penitentiary, at Trenton, for bur?
glary and oth?r CTiaaeai As John Mc
Dermott. alias "Li\crponl Jack.' Far?
rell'! picture is In the Rogues' <lal
lery In Jersey ?"it>. according to in?
formal ioi, brought to Dougherty.
Farrell's desire to confess so many
crimes led Mr I?ougherty to doubt his
sanltv. He lmmediatel> set about ver
ifxlng the storv While detectues
were busy at this, the Janitor kept
two stenographers busy taking ib.w n
fresh details of his protracted story
After ar. all-niaht grilling and more
of it during the forenoon. Farrell was
tractable and answered without hesi?
tation every question put to him. He j
said ha was born in Ireland Mty-three
years ago and had ser\ed as an orderly
bj the armv in the Spanish-American
War He w-as aaked if he had seried
in the navy, and promptly displaced
"1" S N." tattooed on his right arm :
He also told the poii'e he had been
confined for a short time in an insane
a?> lum at Dar,-.,lie. pa.
I obstructs Dummy Bomb.
The bomb Farrell placed opposite
Herrera a door he made in hia room, he
said, according to the same formula
used in manufacturing the Roaalsky
and Taylor infernal machines The
materlaia consisted of Iron pipe,
springs, paper, two boxes, a steel but?
ton and a percueslon cap The explo?
sive In each case was nitroglycerln.
He gave the police a ape?lmen of his ,
handim-ork b\ constructing a dummy |
bomb and demonstrating it as he told
mt his crimes
The Tavlor ami Rosalsky bombs
were made in the cellar of a house in
East Fourteenth Street. Earrell said,
where he was employed as an elevator
The superintendent of the building
recalled this afternoon that Farrell
'used to Io< k himself Ir a cellar at
times and became enraged if d.sturbed
f?n the premises was found a short
length of pipe, fashioned at each end
Just as Farrell said he made them.
A connection between the Taylor and
Kosalsk> rases were suspected partly
through the fact that the addresses on
the l?o packages were made appar?
ently b\ the same t\pewriter < 'om
missioner !>oogher1> said to-night that
Farrell in hia confession told of bu> ?
:ng a second-hand typewriter Farrell
made use of this ma< hint when he aeut
the bombs early laet year, he aald
Farrell will be arraigned before a
,-oroner to-morrow, charged with hom?
m?? i.otr t%jkmjm%m^mtt ir Nodnmhen ?
I le-r (????*?? *lnt|i|*.
Washington. February 4 Tat pay?
ers of the I Hat r let of Columbia may
i fcsae $se eee.eee as a reeult of a prece-1
dent ? upsetting decision to-day by Rep?
resentative Roddenbery of (ieorgla. as
chairman of the House In committee of
the whole, sustaining a point of orde.
against a paragraph in the district
appropriation bill providing $)?: i ?
for Intereet and sinking fut.<! on the
dlatrb t s .lebt .
l>preaentati\< Johnemn. of Ken
terkt. chairman of the District ? om
mittee. made The point of order rwi the
rrourd that the law of t$H\ under
which the I'ntted State* aaenmed re?
sponsibility fo- the funded Indebted?
ness of the dtetrirt did not provide that
Ihe government should pa\ half of the
latereet and etaklng fund mm the debt.
An seeaal from Use lories en of tbe
? aair was voted down. ?>' to Jl An
eifert will he made In the Senate to
h?>? the paragraph stricken out to
eay reinserted
Americans and Britons
Guests at Pilgrims'
Former Ambassador Choate Says
Diplomacy Will Be Employed
to Insure Friendly Relations,
and Arbitration Will Be
Used to Settle Differences
Between Nations.
New York. February 4?"I cherish
the earnest hope that your gathering
may emphasize the cordial relations
that we know exist between BrltOg
and Canadian and American." wrote
King George V. of England, in a mes?
sage to the Pilgrims of the 1'nited
State?, read at their tenth annual din?
ner in this city to-night. The King
extetided "greetings and best wishes
for a delightful reunion."
Other messages of good will read by
Joseph H ?'hoate. former ambassador
to Creat Britain, the toaetmaster, were
from Field Marshal EarI*flober?s. Sir
Thomas UpttNa, Captain Clement Orea
torex. of the British cruiser Natal. Ad?
miral Dord Charles Heresford and
yueen Alexandras private secretary.
Several hundred citizens of England
and this country Joined In the ban?
quet of fellowship. Henry B Brit
tain represented Field Marshal Rob?
erts, president of the Pilgrims of (ireat
Diplomacy still will be employed. Mr.
Choate declared, to insure friendly re?
lations between the two countries, and
arbitration will be used successfully
when differences cannot be settled
through diplomacy.
"We have a little difficulty just
now." he said, "but I do not look upon
it as half as serious as those that
have arisen m the past a dozen times
or more. There is nothing in it that
cannot be settled by direct applica?
tion of the doctrine of good faith and
honest dealirirs with one another"
Will Keep the Treaty.
The two men who made the Hay
Pauic efote treaty, he paid, lived and
died without suspecting that the lan?
guage by which they agreed the ships
of both nations should use the Pan?
ama Canal on equal terms, wan sus- ;
eeptible of more than one interpreta?
tion: both sides ciid their best to wilte
it in clear terms, now that there has
been a disagreement, it will be ad?
justed by im e.? Both countries
will keep the treaty "in the next hun
died ; ears by keeping faith with each
other." Mr. Choate c included.
Mitchell Innes. counselor of the Brit?
ish embassv at Washington, speaking
for British Ambassador James Bryce.
echoed Mr Choate's sentiments.
"If there were any treaty be- I
ttreea tksl two countries which had '
been got bv one of us by any sharp
practice, by one deceiving the other?if
it were one-sided ? 1 would he the tirst
to tear up the treat-.." he said. "1 am
? ertam our government has the same
feeling I have, that there was no in- j
tention of breaking the treaty."
'?ther speakers were Bishop Uoyd ;
Carpenter, canon of Westminster. Sir |
Ernest K Siiaekleton. the explorer, and .
President John H Finley. of the City
College of New York.
?iirmrDI Worker* in Two Branchen of
Industry Red ?atlsned.
New York. February 4.?Settlement
agreements negotiated in two bran- lies
of the clothing-makers' strike, which
has been in forco atace. early Januarv.
to-day were rejected by represen?
tatives of the International I^adieg'
Garment Workers' I'nlon and of the
workers I rs the boys' clothing tradt
Both agreements tentatively provide
for increases of Id per cent in wages
and shorter hours
? larment workers In other branches
of the industry will begin voting to?
morrow as to the acceptance of the
agreement reached by officers of the
union and representatives of the
Catted Manufacturers' and Merchants'
Association, providing for a sliding
scale of wage increases It is report?
ed that many wo-kers are secretly op?
posing this agreement, and may be
stifTtcicntlv numeroua to defeat it.
About :,e.'?nti strikers will be affected
by the result of this ballot.
Thrre Men Killed .in.I n|? Srrioosl; l?
Jarrd In V. . I.Inn.
Detroit. Mich. February 4?Three
men were killed and six seriously in?
jured late to-day when a ten-ton water
gate dropped into ? trench where the
men were working at Charlevoix and
?larland Avenues The injured men
atOTe all taken to a hospital, and sev?
eral may die.
The dead include Andrew Rvan,
foreman Nearly all of the other vic?
tims were foreign laborers
The tren- h was being excavated for
a fortv-two-nu h water main The
gale. supported by heavy timbers, was
Irring low r : ed into the trench when, it
is < laiT iro. etrC of the timbers sudoen
ly bro's? The workmen were caught,
practically without warning
t.ltr W,ln?trrl Mian for Mrsabers of
Trasrnrr l.rarral tssrsaad*.
Nashvilb. T? im.. February 4 - K.
thr first time in th< hlagory of the
State, the m?ml?ers of the <General As?
sembly w?t> to-right the guests of
the inmates of the state prison, who
gave a minstrel show In their honor
The ronvnts are lobbying for the
enactment of a conditional pardon or
parop- law
A quartet, composed of two high?
way robh-rs and two murderers, gave
a number of \ocal selections An
eight-pl?-re orchestra furnished mush,
and twenty three negro prisoners were
In the cast
Waal Helf-ll-IMes for <A oasea F.ta
tlejrs see Starrs) X
Washington February |. Three wo?
man suffrage Iraderv ?tjcr?.?sfully ran
tbe granting of s 'half holiday to wo
Whlfe llnu?c to-tlsv and < on fronted
President Taft with their request f..
a guaid of soldiers, sailors sod mann??
far Utelr bia parade here March >. and
Ihe grant irgof a half-knlidav to w o?
men emp!o?es in government depart
met ts Tbe President promised to dls
. us? t'ie n jr-r >r: with his Cabinet
Adrianople Fortress
May Be Able to Hold
Out for Months.
Official Quarters in Constanti?
nople Breathe Spirit of Great
Confidence in New Regime.
Diplomacy Has Made No
Step Forward Since Re?
sumption of Hostilities.
IyOndon. February 4.?The TuYka re
mam on the defensive at Tchatalja
and Adrlanopl. Th>- Adrianople fort?
ress replies only feebly to the Bulga?
rian bombardment, and apparently no
attempt has been made In the way of
: a sortie.
The Turkish newspaper. Tanln. as?
serts that Adrianople has sufficient
: provisions for four months, and other
I Turkish reports declare that the fort
| ress certainly will be able to hold out
I for several weeks.
Official quarters In Constantinople
breathe a spirit of great confidence in
: the new regime, and declare the con?
dition of the country and the wintry
weather preclude serious operations
along the Tchatalja lines for the pres?
Meanwhile, diplomacy has made no
step forward since th" resumption of
hostilities, and the Porte has made no
further < ommunlratlon either to the
powers or the allies.
' Should It turn out that Adrianople
can resist for any considerable time,
diplomatic negotiations are likely to
. remain at a standstill, although in the
European capitals a settlement by di?
plomacy rather than by arms is still
hoped for.
There Is no confirmation of the re?
ported occupation of Scutari by the
Determined Officer.
I Shukri Pasha, the Turkish command -
I er. who is defending Adrianople. Is
: one of the most determined officers of
I the ottoman arm>. He has declared
j that he will not surrender the fortress
I until the last of his soldiers has been
' killed
; While there have been some deser
, tions from the ranks of the garrison.
? these have been chiefly Christian sol
i dlers serving with Turkish regiments.
Shukri Pasha still has some tn.OOO
; men. a number which is consid?
ered quite sfttrlcient to man the forts
. anil hold at bay the much greater be
! sieging force.
The Bulgarians are said to have
.'..".0.0*0 men In the Province of Thrace,
with 43.?OO Servians and a few divi?
sions of 'ireeks assisting them.
The greatef part of this force is
compelled to remain In front of Tcha?
talja and at liallipoli. in order to
hold the Turkish armies concentrated
at those places.
British and 'lerman warships passed
through the Dardanelles yesterday for
the protection of the residents of Con?
stantinople, and a fleet of warships of
other powers is anchored in Basaka
Bay reads for any emergency.
All was <iulet along the Tchatalja
lines to-day.
Iliilgarlana Retiring.
Constantinople, February 4?The
Bulgarians, according to reports re
reived, to-night, arc retiring from the
burning village of Tc hstalja. especial
i-. on the left wITig. This is regarded
a strategic movement, possibly the
idea of drawing the Turks into the of?
The belief is held among military ;
experts here that no serious operations
are to be expected at Tchatalja for the
present. The condition of the south
em portion of the sone between the
lines of tlr? belligerents is such as to j
render the movement of men impossi- ,
ble. It is little better than a morass
> uily on the higher ground in the
northern region can the armies come
into contact, and it seems improbable
that either side will indulge in an
attack in force.
Horn hard Rica t I oatlaaea.
I^ondon, February 4.?Forty new Ser?
vian seven-inch guns are bombarding
Vlnanople. says a dispatch to the
DnJt] Mail from Belgrade Fugitives
from that town say there still are
comparatively large quantities of food
in Adrianople. and few medical neces?
A Bulgarian aeroplane yesterday
dropped a proclamation Into Adria?
nople inviting the surrender of the
The Constantinople correspondent of
the Times says all attempts to raise a
foreign loan have failed
A Vienna dispatch to the Times says
it is st?te.! in competent Balkan diplo?
matic quarters there that a new Servo
Bulgarian agreement # has been con
MMI under which M..na*tir a ill fall
;.. Ser\ia as compensation for the help
afforded Bulgaria
?aase qaarters In Planes.
Sofa. February 4 - Some quarters of
adrianople are In flsmea as a result of
tl.e bombardment by the Bulgarians
and Servians, resumed this morning,
as ? or.hug to advices from the front
?StOjMa Isaac of lloaflll'ir?
Viftina. Fehruajry * ?The Neueve
File P'esse Constantinople cor-esp..
de.? sa>s that the Turkish Cabinet has
agreed In principal to the cession of
Adrianople on the Bulgarian condl
l.?. but wishes to await the issue of
v..vt,llties Tie Netjve pr|?- prenrse is
'cd as the channel of Tonng
Wllslr. ?e*ea of Helng Fleeted ?eaafor
I row. New Hasae.atrr
Concord. N H. Febrnary 4.?Henry
F Hollis r>err.o. ral. not oiilv regained
I he lead ir. tr-e con teat for United
Slates Senator to-da>. hut came with
it. seven \otes of being elected
Toe .. r.tc W^s Holl!?, rot. Be*, son.
Republican. 1*0; Base. Progiaaelve. 22.
scattering. 11
After to day's balloting n bill seek
inn to e. I the deadlock was introdij. e,|
m the legislature by "abater Chal?
mers. Republican
B prn\ idea that the contest be re
Nliod to the people in a preferential
. . ..o town-meeting da>. March
.t the legislators pledge
it the largest vore Thle bill fol
low? s'irgeslions icade bi former ', -
error Baaa last week
Will Deny Husband Attacked Her
Injunction to Prevent Signing of
Operating Contracts Is
P u b 1 i C Service ('< ?nun issi- >n
Readj to Act on S3W.000.000
New Tork. February 4.?Thirty min- j
Ute* before the Public Hal lice ('"inml?- '
?Ion was to have met this afternoon
to sign tbe operating contra< ts for
New York's new- $J0f,rt0o.?n?< subway '
an injunction was server), prohibiting
the commission from taking action
The injunction was obtained by t'lar- 1
??nee J. Shearn. i ounsel for William
Randolph Hearst Mr Hearst has been
fighting for a municipal operating
George S i.'oleman. attorney for the
Public Service Commission, iater ap?
plied to the appellate division of the ,
Supreme Court for an order to vacate |
the Injunction. The mutt, however,
refused to grant the order.
The Injunction was obtained on the
petition of John J. Hooper, formerly
? andidate for governor of New Tork.
on the Independence I., ague ticket. It
I? returnable February S. By that
time the opponents of the present plan
hope that the composition of the Pub?
lic Service Commission will be changed
and that Supreme Court Justice Mi- ,
c?H will have taken the place of,
Chairman Wllb-ox. who. thev believe. ,
favors the contract* in their prey, i,t
i'nder the proposed contracts, the
Interborough Kapid Transit Companv
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company
and the New York Municipal Kall? ay
Company agree to divide the cost of
construction with the rlt> and to npiip
the new lines. In return for Hps priv -
liege of operating them for forty-eight
regen In 1>*>; all suhwav lines; are
to become the property of the ,|t\.
< >ne advantage of th< plan, according
to its advocates. Is that It Would ena?
ble all the city's subway lines to be
operated as one. with a r.-c.nt fare
and free transfers.
Its opponents argue that the plan
fails t" a've the city Its due share of
supervision t?r of the profits of sub?
wav tranaportstb-n In return for the
tnveatment of fse.noa.oAA it, the new
snibwavs the Interhorouah I? to re?
ceive $?.3ir..Hen e y. ,i ? rpri ?ritinc Its
annual profits on the lines now under
operation and * p- r cent to rover In?
terest and sinking fund on the bonds
It will havr to Issue for Its share of
t^e new construction and equipment
If anv surplus remains the city also
ts to receive Interest and sinking fund
on its Investment Any residue is to
be divided ?".uallV between th' CttV
and lh' operating company
Tb- cltv was unable to build the
?n,.svavs unaided because Its debt
limit wosjld bsve been reached before
the nec.se rv bonds were tanned to
finance rumplet? conafru- Hoi
W.1?b "?? c; PPM ' I
Taft took s ?Igoron? stand against
_'*ien'nn steamship pb>ra in the
Min??*.-! H'ver at Mew T?rk. In a
a?ag- to '"eng'.es o dat.
vri . :.g the prnpoaal that he appoint
a t * - i * ? 1 stale, engineer to the Joint
harbor line commission ?f Mew York
snd N"> ' rsr
Shock Withdraws Allegations
Against Two W est Virginia
Senate Committee May, How?
ever, Proceed to Investiga?
tion of Oiarges.
Wa aMngton, Pent wuj 4, ? Despite
the fart that the author -if the prin
??ipal charges i>f corruption in the elec?
tion of Senator.? Watsern and Chiltop.
of West Virginia. le daj withdrew his
allegations, the Senate Election Oh
mittet may pro? ? eil to an investiga?
This was because both Senators to?
day submitted to the committee a
statement In their defense, instead of
presenting It to the Senate The com?
mittee holos thst If It considers the
explanation "f the two Senators. It
must also hear any statements on the
other side, while if they make their
statetner t> to th< Senate it can dc
< Ms whether to order further consid?
After i onsid<rinK the . asc to-day the
committee recessed intil Siturdav to
await the action of the two Senator?,
who expressed themselves as unde?
cided on what course to pursue.
U. O. Shock, a member of the West
Virginia llou.s- ,.f I ?-l. gates, who had
made a statement that l.e had been
paid Id..' and off, red more to vote for
Watson and i'hilton. to <ta> presented
to the committee a statement that his
de< larati- 'i was an effort to advance
the Candida' > ?f John Mdiraw. a rival
rf Sen.tior Watson Ills statement had
been Included in a petition for tnvea
t nation file,| with Oovernor Olass
. k ai 'i aBSjaa West Virginians
lloth W. : I Virginia Senators pre
v.-rit,,! II" ? ommlttco with a complete
d-ntal "f ? I charges, which they
branded as absurd
CaaaartasS ? '.\ \a . Kebmarv i \
w?m . reat"d in the House of
l??-|eaTates i..-da>. when a telegram
purporting to bare been went by 1. J
Shock to I'tnt-d States Senator Clar
\V Wcjiin waa read on th? floor
The telegram d?clared that Shock, who
had beep a member of the Houa of
I~-legat?s in I Ml, when Waisen
William I' <"hllton were etoc'-.t Sen?
ators, framed up the story that he had I
receive^ a sum of monr\ ??r i"tlrg
for ?hem In the belief that it would
help the caaae of John M'Orsw. whom
he wanted epcte-d
Charleston. W Va K-?.-uar-. ? T?v
flrat ballot fnt |'i.i|ed >ta?- ? >'nst"r
waa taken In the W- at Vlrgir Is Senate
ke dav. and resulted as t"!l.-ws
1.. pubtb ans Klkn?. Mann. "..
ttraart, J; aanafitla. t: sasawalteT. I:
White I
I "emocrata? H?- Wataon I?.
The vote tn the H .,?? was
Kepubllcnne?rTlklna II; Mann. 1?:
rewards. II. W r H ..hoard Sho
walter. I. WMt. 4 - ? ?? ' saw t meg
W. R. c.lnaecoc?. : -catfertea |
Claa-ewee W Wat sen |*m?cr?t. "
? ?i\ esl J| \ otes
Wife of Accused Man
Will Testify in His
New York Millionaire Is Spared
Humiliation of Standing in
Prisoners' Dock?State Prac- ?
tically Finishes Construc?
tion of Its Circum?
stantial Case.
Alken, S C. February 4.?The prose
i eutlun In the case of Frederick o.
Reach to-day practically finished the
[construction of Its circumstantial case
by which It purposes to show that the
millionaire assault, d his wife, and In
1 dieted a cut on her throat. All but
one or two of the State's witnesses
. were examined.
Mrs. Reach was the victim of a mys
I terlous attack on the night of Feb
I ruary Is l..st. She was assaulted while
; standing 011 the lawn of the Reach
winter home, and received a serious
cut "n the throat. Immediately after
, the attack Mrs. Reach asserted that
her assailant was a negro. After an
investigation bj city authorities ami
[ detectives, a warrant was issued for
1 the .irrest of Mr. Reach. Repeatedly
he had denied the charge. Mr. Beach
is represented by an array of legal
, talent composed of both local and New
i York lawyers.
To-morrow Mrs. Reach will take the
stand to tell the jury that It was a
negro and not her husband who com?
mitted the assault upon her last Feb?
ruary that led to the latter's indict?
only twenty-two minutes was re?
quired to secure a jury Seven of the
men accepted were farmers, one n
country merchant and th- other cot?
ton mill operatives. The court desig?
nated the first man chosen to act as
Me i hange In Kxpreaaloo.
While the indictment was being read
Mrs. Reach kept her eyes intently upon
Prosecutor Hunter.
Her face did not change expression
when he reached the word "did assault
with muderous Intent."
Beach rested his chin on his hand
and gazed straight before him. He
was not formally arraigned, thus be?
ing spared the humiliation of standing
in the prisoners' dock. Prosecutor
i Gunter opened his side by having the
stenographer read the testimony of
Miss I-allah Wymati. who is ill. The
testimony was taken yesterday.
She told of hearing two screams on
! the night of February ami of aee
' ing a man leaving the Reach prem?
ises Whether he was white or a negro
' the witness was unable to say . A third
1 series of screams was heard by Miss
j Wyman a few minutes later.
Not one of the eight witnesses,
w hose testimony consumed the first day
j of the trial, could tell Just how the
i assault occurred. Four members of
the Wj man family, living almost di?
rectly across the street, told of hearing
; a series of screams from different
parts of the Beach premises about 9:3'?
I o'clock on the night of February ?7.
Two of them swore that the dying
echo of the last scream war quickly'
followed by a loud rap on a door, and
; the sound of a man's voice, exclaim -
! ing:
'This is Reach, let me in."
By one of these same witnesses. Dr.
Marion Wyman. the defense brought
out the fact that Reach had explained
to him the next day that i'fter rinding
his wife prostrated, the victim of a
negro assailant, and after carrying her
into the house, he had gone out again
in search of the man. Returning, un?
successful. Reach told him he had
I knocked on the door to be admitted.
xtTtfudr la \flectionstr.
Dr. Wyman and his father. Dr. Hast
' ings Wyman./the first outsiders to see
Mrs. Reach after she had be* 11 wound?
ed, admitted on cross-examination that
the attitude of Beach and his wife to?
ward each other was one of affection.
The? reached the room into which Mrs.
? Reach hn.l been enrrted while blood
j was streaming from a wound In her
neck just under the right ear. and
Reach told the story he has stuck to
ever sin- e that his w ife was attacked
In front of their cottage bv an un?
known negro while, she was outside
giving festr ?log san airing
A re-ess was taken after the two
physicians' testimony had been con?
When court reconvened Mrs Marion
Wvanvi corroborated her husband's
testimony as to hearing scresms from
the Reach premises, and the voice, say?
ing "This is Reach, let me in."
Pearl Hampton, the negro servant,
emploied at the home of .1 W "olmes,
adjoining the Reach ? ottage testified
that she started to leave the h>uee
shortly after ?? o'clot k At the fen<-??
separating the two ].,?:.*. ?he was hit
In the back of the head b\ an unknown
' man Screaming, she returned to the
kitchen, and was ... . ..:? panted h\ two
other servant- '' . other exit.
?01 cross-examination. the woman
, aaid she waa unable to tell whether
her assailant was a ssnite man or a
An.a Itnsmar. ? white servant, told
of hear.et the s. i?.i"n of the nearresa.
Kate if Sea I. ehifr . <~>k at the I.vans,
also cri oborate.! this testimony.
??>-..-;,? IVood bridge, a valet, testi?
fied that his wife is as Mrs Beach's
personal maid at the time He aaM
she was summoned from their home to
attend Mrs l'.ea h about !?? o'.loeh.
Tt.ev bad left the Reach home at Mi.
she.iff II H Howard, chief >f no?
li, e of Aiken. at the time, told of be?
ns summoned to the Head, home af?
ter the aaeautl He made an rxarmaaaV
? the premises nn?l discovered
evidences of a struggle on the ground)
n thr side yard
M?n ?eese Wralns
He said he found earrtne*. ermbn
shed after 111
The witr.es?
bv a
was r
Pr isr
the an
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?? save W#
< found
h acme
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