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HAVE TRIUMPHED IN CONTROVERSY WITH UNITED STATES OyEH TARIFF AGREEMENT. BUT MINISTER FIELDING TELLS PARLIAMENT WAY CHOSEN WAS BEST. Ottawa. Ont., March 31.—The do minion jjari.anit'u; and the people oi Lanaua received the nrst official an nouncement ot the settlement oi the taiiit controversy wttn the Lnnen States and the granting by the lat ter ot tuc luiiiiuiuiu iar.il rates. LAirtiuga a statement inane in the nouse yesteroay ny Minister rieiu ins It "as evident iroin the treuu ot Mr. F.euling s remarks tnat the process or readjusting the tariff re lations between the two countries will not end with the agreement just reached. Mr. Fielding reviewed in detail the negotiations between tne governments. The tirst overtures lor readjustment came from Washington, he said. When a deadlock seemed inevitable the government took a firm stand and would not 'have shrunk from a tar.ff war, although it pre ferred tc avoid hostilities. No pledge was given by Canada that the export of pulp wood would not be prohibit ed. Mr. Fielding declared. “Has President Taft undertaken to promote in congress lower tariff rates for Canada?” Mr. Fielding was asked. “Practically yes,” he replied. "If we had stood pat It is possible we might have obtained the mini mum American tariff,” said Mr. Fielding. “That perhaps would have been a great triumph for Canada. To hurl defiance at the United State* when all the nations of Europe are accepting their terms might have been heroic, but some victories are too dearly bought. If we could avoid a tariff war by granting some, and from our point of view, not very im portant concessions, It was far bet ter in the interest of Canada for the present and future that we should make the concessions rather than tri umph over the United States on terms which would have left soreness and ill-feeling and created friction in f'dure negotiations.’’ HINDS FOR SPEAKER, MAKES DEMOCRATS SMILE AND SMILE ASHtS- C. J-SIMDSf. Washington, D. C., March 31. — That suggestion by one or two of the •'insurgent'' republicans of the house of representatives that Asher Hinds, Speaker Cannon's parliamentarian, should be elected to preside over the body in place of "Uncle Joe” gave the democrats something to have a good laugh over the other day. Such a thing might be the logical outcome of the present tendency to take pow er from the speaker, but it certainly stands very little chance of happen ing. A reporter ask< and Representative Champ Clark of Missouri, leader of the democrats in the house, what he thought of the idea. “Is this April fool's day?” ne asked. “Have I taken leave of my senses entirely?” , Mr. Hinds is regarded by all of the members o£ the house as an estimable gentleman, and not a few of them would like to see him elected to congress from the Maine district, where he is running. But their ad miration ends there. They haven't any more idea of choosing him to fill the speaker’s chair than they have of choosing Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who was suggested for the place about a year ago by some enterpris ing persons who did not know what they were talking about. FOUR DEATHS IN PRAIRIE FIRE North Platte, Neb., March 21. —It is reported that four persons burned to death in a prairie Are in McPher son county Monday. C. T. Cline, county treasurer, is one of those said j to have lost life. The other three fa-j talities are of school children. CHURCHMEN TO STOP JOHNSON-JEFFRIES FIGHT Oakland .March 31.—The church federation yesterday began a fight against the hoid ng of the Johnsoc- Jeffries fight at Emeryville July 4. by instructing counsel to take legal steps to prevent the contest. The attorney for the churchmen announced ■ that soon they wou’d institute legal pro ceedings to prevent the fight. Even when a fellow is in straitened circumstances he may be bent on ROCK ISLAND WRECK JURY CONCLUDES WORK Marshalltown, la., March 31. —After 'a searching examination of 37 wlt ' nesses in regard to the Rock Island ; wreck at Green Mountain, lowa, the I railroad commission adjourned yester -1 day. A report of the finding will no* !be made for several weeks and addi tional testimony may be taken. C. M. Marshall, road foreman of equipment for the Rock Island lines, testified ' yesterday that a rail turning over un l der the locomotives might have caused j the wreck. He based the assertion on : a careful examination of the track and j engines following the wreck. Engin j eer E. S. Pritchard the only surviving lengiaeman of the wreck, was confident that the head engine left the rails first. Other witnesses testified that while the road bed was soft the track ; was in good condition. REFUSES TO EAT: GIRL ARRESTED Cleveland, March 31.—Cora Osek, 22 years old, was arrested Tueusduy af ter she had fasted, friends say, 'or *5 days. She was taken to the county jail, where no persuasion could pre ' vail on her to eat. She was so i eak she could not stand bnt insisted .hat she must fulfill her oath of fasting for two months if it killed her, MOVEMENT TO CLEAR THE RECORD BENNETT OF NEW YORK ASKS CONGRESS TO EXPUNGE ROOSEVELT REBUKE. Washington. March 31.—Represent ative Btnnet, of New York, took steps yesterday to have erased from the records of the b e use one of the se ver- 3t rebukes ever administered to the president by congressional action. He Introduced a resolution to expunge from the report of the special commit tee of which the late Representative Perkins was chairman, which caused to be laid on the table of the house certain sections of one of President Roosevelt’s messages, relating to the secret service. . The message was interpreted as containing a direct reflection on the integrity of members of the house in that the former president defended his action in using the secret agents to ferret out the acts of certain bouse members. The Bennet resolution was sent to the committee on rules By some members, the effort to ex punge from the record the action of the house in tabling the president’s ut terances on this subject, was taken as an indication that the republicans of New Yoi k are planning to rally under the leadership of Mr. Roosevelt as he emerges from Africa and his European tour. DONAGHEY CHOICE OF KANSAS DEMOCRATS Hit tie Rock, March 31.—Unofficial returns from yesterday's democratic primary indicate the nomination of Governor George W Donaghey over Judge C. C. Kavanaugh. The nomi nation is equivalent to an election. General Luke Tiernon Dies. Buffalo, March 31.—Brigadier Gen eral Luke Tiernon, U. S. A., retired, died last night. He was a nat.ve of Havana and was once speaker of the house of representatives of Da kota. MORE INDICTMENTS WILL 8E FOUND Pittsburg, March 31. —Dr. E. E. Walters, formerly president of the select council, who is now a director of public health and charities, was indicted yesterday as an alleged re cipient of SI,OOO in bribe money, and 15 other former selectmen were named in the grand jury's report as having received $56,000 to $250. The indictments make a total of 91 in three reports by the grand jury witn in two weeks and there are more to come, says the district attorney. To this end an inquisitorial body had before it yesterday 30 officials, di rectors and employes of six banks al leged to have paid money to obtain an ordinance naming them as city de positories. There were also four ex press agents before the grand jury, which is seeking now to trace $45,000 which was sent to New York, passed to former Councilman Charles Stew art. AIRSHIP IOC NEW YORK TO LONDON Washington, March 31— A line of j | airships of the Zeppelin type to ply j j between New York and London via i Peking, is proposed by A. B rod beck, i president of the Aero elub o*f Utah,; ! who says he already La negotiating i I with Count Zeppelin, j While the line has been proposed | for th*' rapid transit of .passengers, j Mr. 'Brodbeck has w ritten to Postmaß j ter General Hitchcock asking if the j post office department has authority r. j transport mail by airships. He has | been ad*, Ised it cf*uld not be done un- j I less congress would spec ft- airships !as a means of transj ortationr j fictions on the proposed route will i h Xew York. Chicago. Omaha. Den ver. Salt Lake City. San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo. Peking. Irkuudr. Mos cow. St. Petersburg. Berlin, Paris and H"- (Obcels of justice Move fast Xn Case of "Young (Holter, JVlurdcrer of Ruth <Obcclcr New York, March 31.—1 t took just S3 minutes yesterday for two juries ' to pave the way for the trial of Albert Wolter for the atrocious murder of Ruth Wheeler last Thursday. Th* coroner's jury held him for the grand jury and the grand jury indicted him for murder. The trial has been set for next Monday and the autaoritis believe the case so strong that Wol ter will be in murderer’s row at Sing Sing in less than a fortnight afVr the first police report on the case. Wolter did not confess. He had promised to "Tell everything on Wednesday,' - but there was apparent ly little expectation in police circles that a confession would be forthcom ing. Instead, the case of the youth ful prisoner was presented to the grand jury with request for an indict ment for first degree murder, based on the charge that TTolter strangled Miss Wbce'pr, a 15-year-old ROOT FOB TAFT’S RAILROAD BILL SPEAKS TO SENATORS TWO HOURS IN SUPPORT OF PRES IDENT'S MEASURE. Wasington, March 31. —In speech which occupied two hours and which was not completed when the senate adjourned, Senator Root yesterday came to the support of toe adminis tration railroad bill. The speech dealt almost exclusively w.th the pro posed Court of eemmerce which Ml* Root defended notwithstanding it ap pealed to him far less strongly than did most ot the other features of the bill. He was questioned closely by Messrs. Cummins, Crawford and oth ers and in response to these sena tors said he would favor an amend ment to the bill permitting the repre sentation of sfi.ppers in cases involv ing their interests. "Do you believe,” asked Mr. Cum mins, “that, in a case not supported bv the attorney general, the court could call upon the representative oi a shipper?” Mr. Root had not given attention to such an exigency but speaking off hand, explained that it would U 'ccm peten for the court to make such an order. He thought all of the law business of the government should be conducted by the attorney genera!. He assured the house that if the bill should become a law. a special deputy could be designated by,the at tomev general to deal with the rail road cases just as one is now select ed to conduct cases before the court of claims. He thought the sense of duty erf the attorney general could ar wavs be depended on. STEEL CORPORATION MAY BE PROSECUTED Indianapolis, March 31. — Governor | Marshall yesterday promised Samuel Gompers, president of the American I federation of labor, that he would j careful}- consider the evidence sub ! mitted it support, of the allegation | that tile United States steel corpora- I ticrn was violating the laws of Indiana | in the Gary plant, and if he found it ! sufficient, he would direct a proseru jtion of the company. CATCHER KLING MUST PAY FINE OF S7OO Chicago, March 31. —A spee:al from Kansas city says: John G. Kling, former catcher for the Chicago Na i tlonals, must pay fines aggregating $?<•“ from his own pocket and return i to the Chicago elnb for the season of j 1919 at the $4.50(> salary which ne |w as receiving in J9<!& as the price jof ills reinsiatemen* to organized i baseball. These conditions have been j imposed by the national commission. j ] Furthermore, the Chicago club 1$ stenographer, and then burned her body while she was still alive but un conscious. Parents Retain Counsel. Wallace D. Scott, who has been re tained by the young man's parenis as counsel, declares that the case will not be tried until it is fully prepared, and he avers, however, that he has a valid defense for the 19-year-o!d youth. As the first step in the process of hurrying Wolter to trial, a fdrinal In quest into Ruth Wheeler's death wa, held. Kate Miller (Katchen Muller), the young woman companion of Wol ter. who is being detained, came Into court shortly after Wolter. She glanced at the prisoner, but be fork no notice of her. Both Pearl and Ddelaid" Wheeler, sisters of the dead girl, testlfl.xl to the facts concemlsg the search for prohibited for the period of one year at least from selling, trading, or or releasing Kling to any other club in organized baseball, asrt is asked to show cause why it should not for offering him anew contract while he still was under suspension G. A. R. OPPOSES HONORS TO GEN. LEE Washington, D. C., March 31. —Pro- tests by 40 G. A. R. posts against the acceptance by congress of the statue of Robert E. Lee for a place in statu ary hall, were presented to the sen ate yesterday by Senator ixtdge ot Massachusetts. BRAVE WOMAN ASSISTS FIREMEN New York, March 31. —The same dash and spirit that enabled *> Nellie Bly, to make a record trip around the world, was displayed last night by Mrs. F. (”. Seaman when she rushed into the thick of a fight with firemen in an effort to save the plant of the Iron Clad Manufacturing coin pany of which she ,s the executive head. Mrs. Seaman, who is the widow ot the founder of the plant, was in an other. part of the factory when the flames w-pre discovered. She hur ried to the department which was afire and aided the firemen. The fac tory proper was not damaged. COTTON MILLS IN SERIOUS SITUATION Boston. March 31. —Fifty i>er cent of the spindles in the southern cotton mills are idle, according o statistics assembled by the American Wool and Cotton Reporter. The flgmea show that the curtaiirre.' l * now in progress, not only in the south but in all ec -1 tions of the country, Is more exten sive and drastic than Las ever been known. The greatest curtailment is among yarn mills, although the re striction of production among the | weaving mills is greater than ever before. Mill alter mi.’i Is < losing I down until new cotton arives or until | market conditions improve. DIES OF INJURIES. Woman Had Dozen Wounds on Her Piuy. Sr J/trait, March 31.—Mr* Mazie H Igerrenn. a wealthv widow, who was found nude and mtttiiawd In her home in Webster Grove Tuesday -night, died last niffnt in the Missouri Baptist sanitarium Death resulted, physicians say. of a dozen wound' on the body and expos ure. She died without regain ng con scion*ness and an Inquest will be held to determine whether the wo-nds were selflnflicted. Ruth which have already been brought out. Companion on Stand. Kutie Miller test.lied to Welter's mysterious movements about the fire plaee on the night after the murder. She identified an umbrella as 01m she had seen for the first time last Friday night at the lie ;se where Ruth Wheeler's body was discovered. This umbrella Pearl Wheeler identified as the one her sister took with her when she left home on last Thursday morning. It was found in the apart ments to which Wolter and Katie MUle*" moved last Saturday. Wolter was not asked to testify. It needed but a brief examination of the evidence for the grand jury to return an indictment for murder In the first degree against Wolter, who will probably be brought to trial next Monday. PIE, SCHMIDT DEFERS CRITICISM SAYS THAT FORMER PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SPOKE NOT WISE LY AT CAIRO. Chicago, March 31.—Professor Na thaniel Schmidt, head of the depart merit of oriental languages at Cornel* university, who just returned from a protracted residence in Egypt, Syria and Arabia, yesterday criticised For mer President Roosevelt’s recent speech at Cairo. Mr. Schmidt said: “There are plenty of Americans in Egypt and Arabia today, who have dealt more tactfully with those nu merous questions which gj to make peace between nations than did Mr. Kooae'rll, who spoke in Cairo the other day. The speech was rather un called for, I think No 1, a German would say that Roosevelt was just right. It s the German policy to lay down the law, and, if necessary, to lay on the lash. They would think It wholly proper that he should tell the Egyptians how to manage their at fairH. “But there Is a question In my mind. I liv* and over there a long time and 1 used to read only the Egyptian nationalist newspapers every day. There is really a tremendous feeling. 1 think the truth is that the English policy of injuring money into tne country and developing it commer cially, and at ihe same time allow ing extreme freedom of speech. Is the begt one in the long run. You can't use force effectively on those people and whip them into amiable subjects. They have long memories. And as for freedom of speech, they have got to have it. it is in the Wood." COAL SHORTAGE THROWS THOUSANDS OUT OF WORK I/irain, 0.. March 31. —An ordes was issued by the National Tube I works yesterday closing all the de | partments of the works except, one, j putting out of work out of 1 iOh [employes This, it is sad, will he I followed by similar orders in th< al |lied plants In Pittsburg. The reason j for the Midden closing is given as a ‘coal shortage. 40.000 MINE WORKERS TO QUIT FOR PRESENT Pittsburg. March 31. —Forty thou ■ sand union workers In the soft coat I mines of th. : Pittsburg and strict will quit work tonight. How long the sus | pension will last ir a matter of specu lation. At the hour naraeu, the con [ tract with the operators expires, and .’ and in view of the collapse of the : general negotiations at Cincinnati for ; anew wage scaie and working cond) 1 Jons, the suspension is ti-<esarv un- I til the question is threshed out local- Jr. The demand* are for an htertase of five cents a ton on lVj inch screen coal, making 95 cents a ton, and a provision that new explosives ordered by the state mining department be provided at the same cost as black powder. ICE SINKS, MANY LOST. Caravan of Gypsies Caught in Crash While Crossing Lake. St. Petersburg. Russia, March 31. — ; A caravan of fifty gypsies broke through the ice on Cheremi netzki lake, near Luga, yesterday. Of the men, women and children, all except a few were drowned. MISSING VOLUNTEER FOUND UNCONSCIOUS St. Paul, Minn., Mu.ch 31.—Captain Timothy Murphy, the missing official oi the Volunteers of America, who disappeared a week ago last Monday night, after drawing from the bank $1,250 of the funds for the working girls' home, was found In the hall way of his home, 345 Aurora avenue, yesterday.’ with a handkerchief sat uraued with some drug over his face. He was discovered by Secretary John F. Higgins of the Volunteers. He was unconscious. Secretary Higgins at once called Mrs. Murphy, who has been ill in bed. She gave her hus band fit's! aid. A phys cian was then called, who made the man as com fortable as he could. Captain Murphy's condition is said to be serious, and he is unable to talk intelligently to explain hig mysteri ous absence. There was no indication as to how he got Into the hall or how long he had been lying there. Mur phy was iH'er arretted and taken to poice headqnarter lor examination. HOBSON DRAWS' THE DEADLINE HERO OF MFRRIMAC EPISODE RESENTS MANN’S CRITICISM OF HIS BILL. Washington, March 31.—" The gen tleman is very free with his tongue, but there is a deadline,’’ shouted Rep resentative Hobson of Alabama, ges ticulating toward , Representative Mann of Illinois on the floor of the house yesterday. This challenge, hurbd hy the hro of the Merrimac, stink in Santiago channel in futile effort to bottle Up the Spanish fleet, was called forth by a statement by Mr. Mann that the proposition in Mr. Hobson s bill to appropriate, for puritoses of peace, one-twentieth of on*' ier cent of tne appropriations for armament, was “to tempt members in tills house who I wish to send members abroad for an I inti r-parliamentary union.” These words by th Illinois mem ber were Interpreted by Hobson as meaning that the bill offered a bribe to numbers. J. Bloat Fas sett of New York, in the chair, after having tne stenographer read the words of Mr. Mann, suggested that he should keep within the bounds of parliamentary language. The house by a decisive vote de feated the n eas l , e. FORMER COUNCILMAN GOES TO PRISON Pittsburg, I’a , March 31. —Capv. John Klein, fcimer city councilman, ssembtr of the “Flit Six” and the man who two weeks ago brought the latest graft exposure into the glare of publicity, went to the western pen itentiary early yesterday and follow ing his irrepressible attitude since his confession, callrd tip the sheriff from Warden F ram is office and to*d that official he had “better c >me down the river with hig COraiultmc.it'' if he wished to serve it today. Kite* 1 , nub ss he is pardoned, which is not at al likely, will serve three and a half years. A presentment from the graml Jury v.as expected. LARGE FIRE LOSS. Citizens Organize Bucket Brigade and Savj Town. Peoria. March 31.—The second fire in a week at Manito, Illinois, de stroyed the offices and, yards of the Manito Lumber company and several adjoining houses last night, entailing a loss of sso,<X*O. Citizens organiz'd a bucket brigade and saved the town. St Pan’, March 31. —The switchmen of the northwest will get an Increas*- of three cents an hour tomorrow, ac cording to an official announcement j made yesterday by the st. Paul rail- i road. The Increase will be made in ! accoriSance with the award of the! board of arbitration which recently■' settled the differences in Chicago. WILLIAM WILL THROW PRECEDENCE TO WINOS • Berlin, March 31.—E.nperor Wil ; Siam has Invited Mr Roosevelt to he ! hit- personal guest at. the palace for ! three of the five days that th< Room*-, j veils will spend in Berlin. The forrn- I er president will arrive on the even : ing of May 9 am’ he entertained by ! American Ambassador Hill imtl! the j 12tb when the emperor will return to ; j the capital from the provinces. The emperor wilt throw cou.t pre | cedence to the winds during Mr. j Roosevelt's stay. Masters of eerc | monies and court chamberlains ar i I dismayed by the emperor’s determin j atlon to give Mr. Roosevelt and the j nonoCeial persons precedence at din- j jners and elsewhere over everybody ] PROCLAIMS TARIFF RATE TO CANADA TAFT CLOSES CONTROVERSY BY PUBLICATION OF MUTUAL AGREEMENT. INVITES DOMINION TO CONFER ENCE LOOKING TO CLOSER BUSINESS RETURNS. Washing.on, March 31.—Proclama tions of President Taft, granting min imum rates of tariff under the Payne- Aldrilc-h act to Canada, Australia and a number of countries, were signed yes terday. These, together with thosw which he will sign today will com plete the extension of the country's minimum rates to the whole world About 130 nations and dependencies are included in the list. The work iuvolved in determining whether any of the nations Included in the long list discriminating in their tariffs against the products of the United States had occupied the atten tion of the tariff officers of the gov ernment since the passage of the tar iff act last August. Following the proclamation ot the complete tariff agreement with Can ada yesterday, it was announced that President Taft has invited the Domin ion of Canada to a conference, looking to closer relations between the two countries ami to a general readjust ment of duties. The presidents Invitation was in cluded In an exchange of notes be tween Secretary of State Knox and the dominion governnwnt. The not* explains the belief, from the present American view that the time is ripe for a conference looking to betterment of trad© relations between the twa countries. In discussing the matter. President Taft would not say that the proposed conference Is a forerunner of reci procity. Canada conceded 13 numbers to tbs United States to gain thp minimum tate, the thirteenth being an omnibus clause jvhlch Includes various articles among which 1 (>OllOll seed oil, one of the heaviest exports. As to wood pulp and print paper, some criticism has been leveled at the president. It was officially stated at the white house yesterday that these Items did not and could not enter into the negotiations. Rates and terms of duty on wood and wood pulp are fixed in the tariff law and cannot be made subjects of negotiations or discretion ary action on the part ox the president. menel¥¥ad, BOY MADE KING RULER OF ABYSSINIA AGAIN IS REPORTED HAVING PASSED AWAY. Adis Abeba, Abyssinia, March 31. — Menellk If. king of Abyssinia, is dead at the age of 06 years and In the twenty-first year of his reign. Prince IVdj .Itasgu, grandson of the late monarch, is heir to the throne. The king was stricken with apo plexy last fall and never recovered. For many weeks his death had been expected. When he was able no longer to carry on the affairs of state Has Tesame, the regent, with the ap proval of tin- principal chiefs, took the reins of government. At the same time Empress Taiton was de prived of ull power of interference and her appointments of favorites were annulled. Prince LtdJ Jntssu was proclaimed heir to the throne May 18. He is 14 years old and little less than a year ago married the granddaughter, 7 years old, of the late Emperor John and a niece of Bmperor Tnltou. The enipn > has been imprisoned by fob lowers of the crown prince. May Be Old Rumor Repeated. london, Kngland, Mar T ' i.—Yes terday's report that King M-'-nelik is dead appears to come by way of Aden, Arabia, and it is believed here that possibly it is only a repetition of the rumors current for several davg. Commercial Interests here, which are in direct touch with Addis Abeoa, through their agencies received no confirmation of the report. A theatiical performance Is natural ly spiritless when the ghost doesn t walk. ] even the royal princes. The expec tation Is that the emperor, who has ; given much thought to the entertain ment of ti e distinguished American, i is preparing surprises for the tb'ee ’ days he will give up to the ex-presk j dent. Newspapers have published every thing available about the former w preafdtnt and his utterances lu Khar toum and subsequently, so that the general public is well informed as to his movements and if any public op portunity is afforded of seeing him the pcop.e win be ready to avail them selves of it. Already there is great pressure for tickets to hear his lec ture before the University of Berlin.