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STEAM ROLLING METHODS BYCLUB Three Chorus Members Dropped From Board of Governors. CHAIR SUSTAINED AFTER APPEAL Banks, Brockenbrough and Neth erwood Not Included in List Made Up by Nominating Committee for Wednesday Club?Corley Is Re Elected President. In spite of charges that they were being ousted for upholding a printed criticism of the chorus in the recont Music Festival. R. K. Bank6, Benjamin Brockenbrough and A. Netherwood, chorus representatives on the board of governors, were dropped i>y the "Wednesday Club last night at its an nual meeting In the course of the election. President J. G. Corley laid down rulings that drew from Captain A. B. Ou I go ii the charge of steam roller methods and k.ik rule. Trouble was precipitated when the nominating committee, composed of O. K. Winder, C W Tanner and Horace F. Hmlth, brought in the names of six teen men, who were placed in nomi nation for the sixteen seats on the board, without Including Messrs. Hanks. Jtrockenbrough and Netherwood, who served on the board during the past year. The only other members of the old board to bo dropped were Moses Thalhimer nnd William H. White, who retired of their own accord. As Presi dent Corley was about to put the com mittee's list to a vote, <'uptain Gulgon rose to ask why Banks, Brockenbrough and N'etherwood hud been removed. Demanded the Itraxon. "There is a long-standing rule in the Wednesday Club," he said, "that efficiency, constancy and fidelity in olli cials Is rewarded by continuance in ofllce. Messrs. Banks, Brockenbrough and N'etherwood have been singing members of the club for yearn; they were last year honored by being the first members of the chorus to be given seats on the board. In the public opin ion, they have rendered faithful, de voted and efllcient service. 1 demand t'> know why they have been dropped." No or.e volunteered to assign reasons f?ir thf- removal of the three directors. "Is it not," .T.iked Captain Guigon. with heat, "because they were guilty of free speech'.' Have they not been dropped because they dared to express iin honest opinion, although it reflect ed on the singing of the chorus? Were they not removed from the board be cause they signed a letter upholding W. Douglas Gordon's criticism of the chorus work in The. Tlmes-Dlspatch during the May Festival? In Justice to these men, and in the spirit of fair ness, I wish to place their names in nomination for the board of gover nors." ('tilled It n Slate. President Corley thereupon ruled liiat no further nominations could be made, as the nominating committee had prepared the names of the sixteen members and presented them for elec tion. "Such a ruling is preposterous," de clared Captain Guigon. "You. in reality, give to the three members of the nomi nating committee the power of elect ing the board. The singing and sub scribing members of the club have no vote. They vote for the 'slate' or not at all. 1 protest against the ruling and ask a vote." After very warm discussion, in which Captain Guigon led, the presidents ruling that the nominating committee's list was final was put to a vote and the president sustained. M to 13. Mr. Cor ley formally refused to entertain Cap (Continued On Seventh Page.) PROTEST AGAINST TARIFF MEASURE | Simmons Will Take Up Matter With State Department. CONSIDERED AT C ABINET MEETING Claim Made That Certain Clauses of Underwood Bill Would Abrogate Existing Treaties. Hearings by Senate Finance Subcommittees Come to End. Washington. May 27.?Chairman Sim mons, of the Senate Finance Committee, ? will call at the State Department to . itiorrow to discuss with Secretary ! liryan the perplexing problems which ' have arisen becau?e of foreign pro tests to administrative features of the tariff bills Nearly the entire time of t to-day's Cabinet meeting was devoted j , to this phase of the situation. Senator Simmons, after arranging to- j day for a conference with the Secre-i ! tary of Stale, admitted that numerous i protests had been lile'l with the com- ! inittee from Germany, France. Great ; Britain and other countries. He said that before the committee took action relating to them, the whole question would be thoroughly discussed with the State Department. Complaints have been male that ccrtain clauses of the Underwood bill would abrogate treaties with foreign countries. It was said that the Ger man ambassador would soon bring to I Washington a protest against the pro- j vision which would grant a 5 per : cent discount in the tariff on Imports in American owned or i-ontioiled ves HOIs. There have been intimations that i'resldent Wilson would not object to an elimination of this provision, which is said to be held by Germany to vio ) late the commerce and navigation 1 treaty of 1S2S. Ambassador Jusserand, of Prance, also lias lodged protests which the Finance Committee chair- , man and State Department heads will , discuss. Tn rid Itcnrlngn Kml. Tariff hearings by tlie Senate Finance subcommittee;), which have been in progress for nearly a mouth, closed to j night, and to-morrow will begin the actual work of revising the schedules [as they came from the House. 1 With the i lose of the hearings the , tariff became the subject of discussion | in the Senate, enlivened by references ? to I'resldent Wilson's denunciation of i tariff lobbyists, and another tilt be , tween Democratic Senators on the | ; sugar question. Senator Thomas, of Colorado, in a | speech, <luring which he declared he would support the lender wood bill as ' | it comes from the Finance Committee, ; branded aa a false reflection of pub- ; ' lie sentiment in his own State a pro- ! | test ncainst the sugar schedule, for ! warded to the Senate by bankers and I ] commercial organizations of Denver. This communication had been submit ted by Senator Shafrolh. of Colorado, i ! by request. Senator Thomas described j j the protest as the part of an organized ' effort being carried on by "the beet ! sugar monopoly to manufacture arti- j llelal public sentiment and bring it to | ? bear on the Senators from Colorado." ' Many communications from people in Colorado, urging the Senators to stand , by the Democratic program, were read. Attacks Over-(iipltnllr.nl Ion. Senator Thomas attacked the "over- I capitalization of the beet sugar com panies." declaring That the JoO.OOO.OOft capitalization of the companies In Col orado was $30,000,000 water, on which they paid dividends on the "preferred and watered stock," and that one of the companies had n surplus in excess of sio.ooo.onn. Senator Reed, of Missouri, said that ! (Continued on Ninth" Page.) j NOT MISREPRESENTED BY GARY AND FRICK Tcstimnnv to Prove There Was!u,",U to-morrow. The cross-examlna- \ testimony TO rro c mere was t(on of james A parronf president of No Deception of Roosevelt as I the corporation, wan completed to-day. I ah j l ^ 1 Tho custom of "dumping" American Alleged by Government. New York. May 27.?Testimony to! steel products abroad during periods of depression in the deyncstlc market was one of the subjects about which ! lie was questioned. He could recall only one company tha-t engaged In the practice, the Car negie Company, and that It was inter- | prove that Klbcrt H. Gary, chairman of the United States Htcel Corporation, and H. C. Frick, a director, did not de ceive President Koosevelt, as alleged by the government, when (hey told him mittent. it was necessary for the corporation to . take over the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company to stop the panic of H?07, was MRS. KNOX IS INJURFD Introduced by tho defense to-day In the j government suit to dissolve the corpo- Tliroirn t, ration as an illegal combination. The j Korm??r # r0,V,- n*? Which testimony was given by Thomas \V. . "r-r nH Driving. Joyce, a security clerk in the ofllce of! . l^Pecial to Tho Times-Dispatch. 1 * ~ I Atlantic City. N. J., May 27.?-Flung J. 1*. Morgan Company. According to the government complaint, Gary and Frick misrepresented the facts when they told President Koosevelt that the brokerage firm of Moore Schley hold n majority of the stock of the Tennes see Coal and Iron Company, and that bodily from an automobile driven by hor husband, Mrs. Philander C. Knox, wife of tho former Secretary of State, miraculously escaped death on a lonely stretch of road near ICnglish Creek, about twenty miles from Atlantic City, i . <? :i ' ti'.n itniiir? i,? to-night. when the car skidded and the firm would fail nd J? daHhed into a ditch. Aside from the accentuated unless? the stock picngeu i _t , _ , _ , ..... . .. collateral for loans was c.xcnanged for bonds of the United States Steel forporatlon. It was not true, the com plaint stated, that Moore & Schley had iin amount of the stock even approxi mating n majority. Itopnrted <o Morgnn. To-day Mr. Joyce testified that on Sunday, November 3, 1907, tho day be fore Gary and Frick went to Wash ington to see the President, ho had made an examination of Mooro & slu ck and a few minor injuries, sho war. not harmed, and Mr. Knox escaped with nothing moro serious than the shock. According to Mr. Knox, they were proceeding at a fair rato of speed when they struck a dark section of the road. The lights dropped low for a second and the automobile ran into a rut. Although he made an effort to control the wheel, the former secre tary could not keep the machine on Schley's books at the direction of Mr. ! the road, and It made a sudden swerve Morgan, and found that llrm had 157,700 shares out of the Tennessee Company's total outstanding stock of 208,000 shares, of which only 26,000 shares were not tied up In collateral pledged for loans. He said he had so reported to Mr. Morgan at the meet ing of financiers held that night at tho Morgan library. Mr. Gary followed Joyce on tho stand, hut after testifying briefly con cerning the organization and growth of the Illinois Steel Company, of which ho was a dlroctor In the early days of the steel industry, he wau excused tc one uide. Airs. Knox, who was seated at her husband's side, was catapulted from tho cuahlons and flung into tho low brush at the sldo of the road. The branches acted as a net, and saved her from aorlous Injury. De spite her halr-ralBlng exporlonce, Mrs. Knox did not faint. She rltt'oly Insisted on walking un assisted with Mr. Knox to a farm house some distance away. Hero they remained until rescued, by a passing machine. They roachod Atlantic City about 11 o'olock, TWO RECEIVERS APPOINTED FOR FRISCO SYSTEM Action Urged as Only Solution of Financial Difficulties. PETITION HEARD BY JUDGE SANBORN Immediate Cause of Embarrass ment Is Maturing on June 1 of Short Time Notes for $2,250, 000?Impending Crisis Is Depressing Influence on Stock for Some Time. St. Louis. Mo., May 27.?Thomas H. West, chairman of the board of di rectors of the St. Louis Trust Com pany, and B. L. Winchell, president of the St. Louis and San Francisco Rail road Company, wore appointed receiv ers for the railroad in the Federal dis trict court here late to-day. Appointment of the receivers herd took place about an hour after ap pointment of ancillary receivers for the Chicago and Eastern Illinois, a subsidiary of the Frisco, by the United States district court in Chicago. Application for the appointment of receivers for the St. Louis and San Francisco was made to Circuit .Judge Walter II. Sanborn, who came here from St. I'aul to-day especially to hear the Frisco matter, by the North Amer ican Company, which is said to be cred itors of the Frisco to the extent of 5400.000. The receivership was urged r.s the only solution of the financial difficulties of the road by James Camp bell, of St. Louis, president of the North American Company. The Immediate cause of the receiver ship was the maturing, on June 1, of short time notes issued by the road for J2,250,000, which bear 5 per cent Interest. DrpreMHlng Influence. The impending crisis in the affairs of the Frisco had a depressing influence on ith stock for some time, and last week Chairman Yoakum, of the railway board of directors, came to St. Louis to consult with local interests con cerning the welfare of the road as to the best course to pursue. At first, It wad rumored that some means would be found to tide the company over, but this hope was dissipated early to day. when Judge Sanborn and attor neys* and directors for the road went into secret conference. At noon It became known that peti tions were being prepared for appoint ment of a receiver, and the scurrying about of attorneys representing the various Interests started rumors that this proceeding would be opposed. These rumors were verified in part when the formal application was pre sented to Judge Sanborn late to-day. Attorneys Frederick \V. Lehmann and Charles Nagel, representing credi tors. said they preferred to have as receivers men not connected with the railroad, those opposing the appoint ment of President Winchell. and of Mr. West, whose trust company had handled many financial affairs of the road. Mr. Nagel also requested that the receivership be made temporary, until he could get definite instructions from his clients. Objections of Attorneys Lehmann and Nagel did not prevail with the court, who appointed Mr. West and President Winchell receivers. Thomas T. Fauntleroy, or ft. Louis, was appointed special commissioner to represent the court in future proceed ings. Application Before Court. Application for the appointment of receivers was laid before the court by Henry S. Priest, representing the railroad and the bondholders, and act ing in behalf of the North American Company. The North American Com pany is understood to hold as col lateral on Its loan the first mortgage bonds on the railroad's Federal land grant of 1,250,000 acres In Arizona and New Mexico, and 5200,000 first mort gage bonds of the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad Company a sub sidiary of the Frisco. The financial difficulties of the road were of long standing, and are at tributed in part to the Southwestern floods of mil and 1012. In which the road sustained severe losses; to the Increased wages of employes and to the high price of money. The ownership of the Chicago and " Continued on Seventh Page. LOMAX IS FIGHTING HIS LAST BATTLE Death of Gallant Confederate Officer Hourly Expected by Members of Family. (Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1 Washington, May 27.?Although Major-General Lomax, the. well-known Virginia Confoderato officer, who is in Providence Hospitnl in a desperate con dition as tho result of a fractured hip. has been expected to pass away since yesterday morning, n report made to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch correspondent to night Is to tho effect that ho is still alive. As announced last night, hope has been abandoned, and the immediate members of the family aro at tho hos pital awaiting tho end, which may coin? at any moment. Since the first announcement last week of General Lomax's condition be came known, many friends have shown their lovo and sympathy for tho gal lant Confederate soldier, who is now fighting his last oarthly battle. Beau tiful flowors continue to bo sent both to the rosidence of General Lomax and to the hospital wherA ho is slowly breathing his last. Tho membefs of the family who aro gathered around (Continued on Ninth yago.) Twenty-Third Reunion of Old Soldiers of Confederacy. ANNUAL PARADE IS SPECTACULAR Thousands Line Sidewalks to View Brilliant Pageant?Busi ness Sessions Attended by Crowds, Which Fill Great Auditorium?Various So cial Affairs for Visitors. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 27.?Elo quent addresses, spectacular parades ' and score? of social entertainments In ' honor of veterans, sponsors and maids of honor, characterized the opening I day of the twenty-third annual re- < union of the Confederate veterans in | this city. The only discordant note I was sounded at the Hrst business ses ! sion of the veterans, when hisses, final i ly drowned out by cheers, slightly de ' layed Governor Hen W. Hooper, of Ten ! nessec, in delivering- Ins address of wel ; come. The Tennessee executive, who 1 is said to have been the tlrst Republl I can Governor to welcome a reunion of I Confederate veterans, disregarded the J , disturbance, and was given an ovation ] at the conclusion of his remarks. | Throughout the day the influx of i ! visitors continued. Despite the coolness of the weather, hundreds of sponsors, representing al most every division in the Confederate army, participated in the parade this afternoon. In flimsy gowns, they were driven in automobiles along the prin cipal streets in the city. Thousands lined the sidewalks to witness the pa | geant, while the capacity of special re viewing stands on Broad Street was taxed to the utmost. General Bennett H. Young, comman der-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans, and Governor Hooper, with , their staffs, reviewed the parade from an official stand erected at the head quarters. The aged veterans who thronged the streets appeared to enjoy the display immensely. Many automobiles passed, filled with women and girls. The veterans leaned far over the restraining ropes along | the street, waved their hats and threw ? kinoes to the Southern beauties. These in turn acknowledged the greetings, and tossed flowers to the soldiers. The review to-day of the Eleventh Cavalry furnished a novel spectacle to many witnesses who had never wit nessed a regular demonstration. The cavalrymen and ollicers cantered through the city and passed in review before General Bennett H. Young and scores of sponsors, maids and matrons of honor. All the officers saluted the gray-haired veterans as they passed, and the regimental band played "Dixie." Business sessions were held in the morning and afternoon by both the United Confederate Veterans and the Sons of Veterans. The latter elected William M. Old, of Norfolk, to succeed J. P. Norfleet. of Memphis, as com mander. The new commander Is the son of William W. Old. ot" Virginia, who served on the staff of General Early lit the Valley and with General Kd Johnson. Invitations were tendered to the sons to hold their 1914 reunion by members of the organization from Denver, Col., and Birmingham. Ala. The sons' re union will be held in the city chosen by the United Confederate Veterans. Business sessions of the United Con federate Veterans were attended by crowds which filled the City Audito ' rluni. This building has a seating ca pacity of more than 6,00<>. and many persons were standing. Scores of bat tle-scarred Confederate flags were dis played at both sessions. One, torn al most in shreds as a result of service in the Virginia campaign, was waved from the platform by Major John Bab cock, of the Fourth Alabama division. Eloquent addresses marked both sessions. The speakers included Gen eral Bennett H. Young. Governor Ben W. Hooper. Mayor T. C. Thompson, of Chattanooga; Governor McCrenry, of Kentu< kv; General John P. Hickman, 1 Mrs Alexander B. White, president of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy: Mrs. Virginia F. Boyle, poet laureate of the veterans, and others. Among the prominent Confederate women introduced bffore the organi zation to-dav were Mrs. F. B. Bryan, of Memphis, 'daughter of Admiral Raphael Seinmes, who commanded the Alabama during the War Between the i '^General Young also presented .Mrs. : Virginia Clay Clopton, who Is the j " (Continued On Second Page.) ILK OF ESTATE IS LEFT TO WIDOW ! Will of Henry M. Flagler, Made in 1898, Is Filed at St. Augustine. j St. Augustine, Fla., May 27.?Henry (jVl. Flagler's will was filed to-day, and under it J. K. Parrott Is to retain the head of the Florida East Coast Rall I road so long as ho may desire. This 1 provision, it is stated, is in recognition 1 of his long and faithful service and I great executive ability displayed in handling Mr. Flagler's propertlos. 1 The estate Is estimated to lie worth : between $00,000,000 and $70,000,000, and most of It goes to the widow. ; The son. Harry, will receive 5,000 shares of Standard Oil Company of Now i Jersey. J. R. Parrott, W, H. Boardsley and William Kenan, a brother of Mrs. Flag ler, are named trustees under the will, which includes, among other bequests, a gift of $75,000 to the Memorial Pres : byterlan Church, of St. Augustine; $60, i 000 to the University of Florida, and $75,000 to Stetson University. To J. R. | Parrott Mr. Flagler also loft $100,000. There were many smnll bequests to friends and servants. All the rest of the. estate was bequeathed to tho widow. The will was made In 1898, and bears six codicils. New Commander of Sons of Veterans COLONEL W. W. OLD, JR., of Norfolk. Chattanooga, Tenn., May 27.?William W. Old, Jr., of Norfolk, Va., late to-day was elected commander-in-chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, now in session here. The reunion of the Sons of Veterans will be held in the city chosen for the annual reunion of the Confederate Veterans. Other officers chosen by the Sons of Veterans were Dr. A. M. Brailsford, of Mullins, S. C.. commander of the Army of Virginia Depart ment; P. J. Mullin, Rome, Ga., commander of the Tennessee Department; Edgar Scurry, Wichita Falls, Texas, commander of the Trausmississippi Department. t New members of the executive council selected to-day follow: John Baile, of Rome, Ga.; W. H. Brandon, of Little Rock, Ark.; Seymour Stewart, of St. Louis, Mo.; W. G. Pritchard, of Charleston, S. C. Dr. Thomas M. Owen, of Montgomery, Ala., was chosen as historiau general. Representatives from every Southern State attended the meetings of the organizations to-day. CITY ENTERS SOIT AGAINST TOLMAN Acting Under Authority of Coun cil, It Now Seeks to Re cover $4,165.65. CLAIMS HE IS LOAN SHARK Citizens Who Owe Dealers May Save Money by Settling With City Attorney. By special authority of the City Council, a chancery suit was instituted : yesterday in the Law and Equity Court , by City Attorney 11. R. Pollard against D. H. Tolman. who for some years : operated a loan office in Richmond, for j delinquent licenses and tines amount I ing in the ag-gregate to $4.1 ?55.t;r.. ! Papers are heiriR prepared in about i twenty similar cases for delinquent taxes growing out <>f the recent deci sion of the Supreme Court of the United States, giving the city the right to con trol and regulate loan sharks. The suit against Tolman is for license taxes at JSOft per year for 1907, 190S, 1909 and 1910, with interest, amounting to $4,048, mid for three fines of $L'5 each imposed in the Hustings Court for I doing business in this city for three years without a license, and for costs | in each suit, amounting to $4^.65. Ten Per Cent n Month. In 1907 tho city of Richmond at tempted to regulate the loan shark business, the evidence showing that loans were being made to people of small lnoome ranging up to If) per cent a month, and in some instances the loan sharks have attempted to use the Court of the Civil Justice and the High j Constable's otllee as a means for the | collection of these usurious and illegal j claims. Th<i Council in 1907 flxed a i license tax of $800 a year on private | bankers charging more than tho legal I rate of interest. Twenty loan offices ro (Contlnued on Ninth Page.) Lives of Scores in Grave Peril as Result of Battle Between Fed eral and Reb6l Armies. [Special to The Tlnies-OiiqiRtch.l Ouaymas. Mexico, May 27.?The lives | ?' scores of Americans are in grave perl) In this city as a result of a tierce battle which Is raging between the Federal army, encamped here, and tho rebel forces, which began the attack this morning. ? Dldler Masson, the French aviator, j during the day circled about the city's j roofs In his aeroplane, dropping boniiis. A number of these dropped in the prin cipal business district, doing great damage to property and causing con siderable loss of life. Masnon also made soveral flights out over the harbor, whero he dropped bombs on the deck of tho Federal war ship Guerrero,' lying at anchor. The main- portion of the rebel forces Is now less than ten nillos from Guay mas, and advancing rapidly. Fierce fighting was in progress this evening between the Federals and the advance guard of the rebels. Guaymas is In a state of siege. There is a large American colony In the heart of the city, which may be wlpr*. out at any moment. Cummins Brings Matter to Formal Notice of Senate by Resolution. GOES OVER FOR ONE DAY Calls for Immediate Inquiry by Committee of Five Senators. "Washington. May 27.? President Wil son's charge "that an insidious lobby" was at work in Washington In behalf of the desired changes in the tariff bill was brought to the formal notice of the Senate to-day through a resolution by Senator Cummins demanding an im mediate investigation by a committee of live Senators to discover the iden tity of all persons who had made ef forts to prevent arguments or bring in fluence to bear in favor of changes in the tariff law. A similar resolution was Introduced in the House by Repre sentative Tavenner, of Illinois. Senator Cummins attempted to pet immediate action on his resolution, which would authorize the greatest in (Contlnued on Ninth Page.) ROOSEVELT NEVER DRUNK IN HIS LIFE,! HE SAYS ON STAND Former President Ad mits He Is "Not a Total Abstainer-" ;j ( HAS NO TASTE FOR WHISKEY OR BEER Testimony Shows He Drinks Liquor or Wine When Com pelled To for Indisposition or When Conventionalities of Public Occasions Require. Other Witnesses. Marquette. Mich., May 27.?Theodore Roosevelt, a picture of ruddy vigor and perfect health, turned a square Jaw in the direction of twelve farmers, teamsters, miners and woodsmen in court to-day, and iravo his character for sobriety as "not a total abstainer," but never Intoxicated in hiH life. His testimony, and that of others, corrobo rated such a description of abstemious ness. If the sturdy-looking man who spent seven years In performing the duties of President of the United States saw anything curious in his po sition of explaining to tlie twelve toil ers that he was not really a drunkard, as charged In an alleged libelous edi torial by the defendant, George A. Newett, his countenance did not be tray it, nor <11(1 his mannor. When Mr. Pound, his counsel, after a brief outline of the plaintiff's case to the Jury, called Colonel Roosevelt | to the stand, the lat\er, who had been i inconspicuous among a number of : prospective witnesses and visitors, I stepped briskly forward. "Now, tell the Jury," instructed the I lawyer, and the client proceeded to j tell them as directed. "At public dinners I sometimes drink ! a glass of champagne, perhaps two: j on an average, 1 may say one glass i of champagne a month." ?\\ Itnr.vi Simps III* \Vor<I.N. The witness snapped his words out | in his peculiar, distinct, choppy enun ! elation, and added, after a momentary j pause, with emphasis, "and I do that ; In public." At this Judge Richard C. Plannifjan, ; presiding over the court, rebuked an outburst of laughter. ; "There was a line bed of mint at the White House," continued the witness, who was left pretty much to tell his own story. Then his eyes sparkled, and he said: "I may have drunk half a dozen mint juleps in a year." A light supply of wine and liquor was taken on the African expedition, nnd of this a bottle of brandy was taken along for Colonol Roosevelt. The physician of the outfit measured It out to him from time to time for chills or other reasons. "1 touched nothing else in the eleven months," continued the witness, "and I lie doctor, apparently out of a whim, r.t the end of the trip measured what was left, and found that 1 had con sumed Just seven ounces." Attorney Horace Andrews, of the de fense, devoted little time to explana tion, and made no great effort to change the testimony, but interposed several objections of a minor nature? \ but the witness, deeply Interested ami stirred, as he seemed to be. always stopped short and waited for the ruling of the court. The witness explained detestation for whiskey ami beer. Of the latter, I ho could remember having taken only one mouthful in his life. That was at j the Deutseher Club, In Milwaukee, j where he was urged to pay the tribute 'of a swallow of the amber brew. As I for whiskey, he got it mostly under protest upon insistence of his doctors, i who put a teaspoonful of it in milk, which they sometimes pressed upon j him on occasions of extreme fatigue. l.lKlit Wine With Menls. In epitome the former President's (Continued on Second l'ago.) SENATE AUTHORIZES SWEEPING INQUIRY ? Committee to Investigate Condi tions in Regard to Miners' Strike in West Virginia. Washington, 1 >? May 27.?By the viva voce vote the Senate to-day adopt ed tho resolution authorizing a sweep ing investigation of conditions pre- I coding and accompanying tho strike j of the miners In the Paint Creek region j of West Virginia. Tho resolution, In i troduced in somewhat different form ! | by Senator Kern, has been before the j Senate for a month, the subject of I many bitter attacks, and of scores of > i speeches of commendation. ! Under 'he resolution's authority, the j | Senate, through the Education and I^a i bor Commission, will look into charges I pf peonage In West Virginia; of viola : tion of the immigration laws; of Inter i ference with tho mails and post-ofllces, i anil of violation of the Constitution and I laws of the United States In the trial j of citizens by a military tribunal. It | ; will examine reported combinations among operators in violation of the Sherman antitrust act, and alleged dis crimination hy Immigration authori | ties, ami determine whether arms and explosives woro Imported Into Paint i Creek for Improper use. Terms of tho authorization are so | broad that tho committee will be nhle ; to inquire Into anything and everything 1 which figured In the troubles between the miners and the operators. The investigation will be the second in the history of tho nation, so far as | Senators have shown in debate, to be j mado of tho acta of a State by a legis lative branch of the Federal govern ment. The strike In tho Coeur D'Aleno mining region, in Idaho, was Investi gated by a ITouse committee in 1900. Will liegtu To-Day. Tho Education and Labor Commission will meet, probably to-morrow to be gin Its work. Its first action will bo tho naming of a subcommittee to make a trip to tho strike region to examine witnesses. Senator Rorah will bo chairman, and SenatotR Shields, Swanson, Mar tine and Kenyon will be other membora. The subcommittee's report is expected next month. Senator Bacon oppored tho actions to-day oil the ground that tho Investi gation of actions of a State court was an unwarranted invasion of a State's rights. "The Governor of West Virginia struck at the foundation of human liberty," declared Senator Reed, dis cussing the establishment of martial law. and trial of citizens by military tribunal. Senator Reed severely criticized the Court of Appeals of West Virginia, which upheld the Governor and tho military tribunal. Senator Root, admitting that he did not know what might result from the inquiry, declared that it should bo made so that legislation might be per fected, if necessary, to insure protec tion of tho weak citizen in rights guar anteed. him by the Constitution and the fourteenth amendment. The only recorded vote taken was on an amendment by Senator Bacon to strike out that .part of the resolution authorizing an inquiry into alleged vio lations of the Constitution and laws of tho United States in trial and con viction of citizens. Tho amendment was defeated, 59 to 10, Senators voting for It were: Bacon, Bankhead. Bryan, Catron, GofT, Overman, Smith, of Georgia; Stone, Thornton and Tillman. FLY FROM MILAN TO ROME Two A viators ("over 4IO Miles in SI* Hours and .Seven Minutes. [Special Cable to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1 Rome, May 27.?Two Italian avla-* tors. DeRoy and Cevasco, made a fast 'i flight In a monoplane to-day from Milan to Rome. They covered the miles in six hours and seven minutes. As the monoplane passed over Pisa the King and Queen followed the flight with field glasses from a position -fu their hunting lodge at San Rossmpre. BKST SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA Standard or tourUt. Latter personally cos durifd without ehan*? dally exoept ; Berth V/ath'n-Sunset; Route, M7 B.