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O. G. Munson, Publisher. tfIROQUA. • • WISCONSIN. L COUNTRY LIFE. This Is especially the season of the year when the man who Is able to es tablish a home in the country, and bring up his children there Is to be felicitated. The trend of migration for many years has been strongly to ward the cities and "the busy hum of ■men." but nowadays the city dweller Is encouraged in various insidious j ways to become a communter, or if lie cannot get beyond the purlieus of ; the city he Is taught the conservation , •of a little space—in the back yard, it may be —for horticultural purposes ; There is no satisfaction quite the j equivalent of that of making two ears of corn grow where none grew be | fore, or causing the tomato plant or j the bean vine to blossom even as the rose beneath the careful nurture of' one’s own assiduous band. A "sign of j the times" is such an institution as the Pennsylvania School of Horticul tare for Women at Ambler, says the Philadelphia Ledger. Women are by natural instinct fond of flowers and of all growing things, and they are, j by inborn and inbred patience as well j ms by this predisposition, qualified to be successful gardeners and planters. It Is gratifying to be able to chronicle the success of institutions which un •dertako to give women instruction that reduces to the rational and scien tific basis the culture of plants and flowers and fosters and appreciation | of the advantages of country life. If anybody was asked to suggest why the soup plate was made broad and shallow the almost certain an swer would be that such an arrange ment facilitates the cooling of the soup to a temperature comfortable to the mouth. We believe that utilita- . rians drink tea out of a saucer for the same reason, says the Lancet While that may be the explamtlon of j the peculiar shape of the soup plate. ! the advantage Indicated is surely in significant compared with the obvious disadvantages which may probably I arise from exposing so large a sur face of nutrient fluid to the air. Soup . should be served in a eup, a low, broad teacup, and the method, which is be- j coming more usual, is hygienic. Too deep a vessel would be an error on the other side; its advantages would bo canceled by its great drawback; we should miss some of the delicate fla vors of the soup. In the shallow cham pagne glass the bouquet as well as the taste can be appreciated. In a nar row, deep glass the bouquet may miss appreciation altogether. The news of the day tells of a Japa nese youth who was once a bellboy In a Boston hotel, but who managed to take a course at Harvard and is now icturning to his native land to head a university department there. He was not an American boy, but he deserved to be, and bis honorable position is a lesson to some 1n this superior land af ours who greet with prompt snub bing those who would take advantage of the opportunities offered by this country to all who would rise from humble positions to higher ones by force of determination and their own merit. From Connecticut a Japanese gradu ate of the state agricultural college IB Inking a dozen bullfrogs back to Japan ills purpose Is to secure a race of edible hind legs in that empire, not a bumper crop of hops. A Philadelphia girl is afflicted with Wood poisoning from licking postage stamps, and complicated with Phila dolphia sleeping sickness the case should be a pathetic one. A French savant claims to have frozen a fish and restored it to life after a lapse of three months. With out hesitation we pronounce it the best fish story of the season. A New York man has tried io ship bis wife out of the country because she has grown so fat. That famous remark shout no one loves a mt man Is nov due for an addition. We see by the papers that a Pitts burg woman has resigned from her clubs because they interfere with the care ot her family. Those Pittsburg people are so eccentric. If it were not for the mismanaged gasoline launches the life savers would break into the hero class less fre quently. An anti-hobtle skirt bill has been defeated in the Georgia legislature. Southern chivalry continues to grant the Indies the right to wear what they please, heaven bless ’em. St. Louis wants a slogan. Out of 70,000 submitted not one was found to be satisfactory. What is the matter with "See St. Louis and sklddcio?" Many a fly remains unswatted and the people should do their duty. A Topeka minister has invited the members of his congregation to tell him all their troubles. If they do he will probably want to hunt for an other congregation. Trinity church in New York has fcr.n saving souls but losing money. That is nothing. Some good people have lost their lives saving souls. Swinging In a hammock is one of •our most popular pastimes these days TAR REPLIES TO ALASKAJHACKS Denies Selfish Interests Have Secured Controller Bay. DEFENDS BROTHER AND SELF President Denounces Letter Charging Undue Family Influence as Wicked Fabrication and Malicious 3lander. Washington.—President Taft sent ] to the senate Wednesday a message | that recalled some of those received j from his predecessor. It was in re ply to a resolution of the senate re questing the president to transmit to I the senate all the documents relating to the elimination from the Chugach national forest, in Alaska, of land fronting upon Controller bay. Mr. Taft seizes the occasion occasion to make a vigorous defense of his own honor and that of his brother, Charles P. Taft, against the attacks made in relation to this Controller bay "scan dal.” The president sent in all the docu ments asked for, and more, and quotes the executive order in ques tion, by which 12,800 acres were eliminated from the national forest. His message describes the import ance of Controller bay as a railway terminal and relates the operations of the Copper River railroad, owned by the Morgan-Guggenheim interests, whose terminal is at Cordova. Ryan's Application Investigated. In December, lOmj, Richard S. Ryan applied for the Controller bay elimination, afterward granted, stat ing that he represented the Controller Railroad and Navigation company. Mr. Talt tells how this application was referred to the district foresters at Portland, Ore., and in Alaska and was approved by Chief Forester Graves; how the navy department stated it did not desire to use Con troller bay as a reservation; how the matter was considered fully by the forestry bureau, the secretary of ag riculture, the secretary of the inter ior, the general land office and the cabinet. Asa result, after an inter view between the president and Mr. Ryan, un order was drafted eliminat ing 320 acres. Meanwhile Mr. Ryan had satisfied the president and other officials that he and his associates had no connec tion with the Morgan-Guggenheim in terests and were engaged in an in dependent enterprise in good faith to build an Independent railroad. The question again came before the cab inet, and the president, with the ap proval of the secretaries of the in terior and agriculture, changed the order so that it eliminated 12,800 acres, with sufficient room for a railroad town. The message says: "I was willing to do this because I found the restrictions In the law suf ficient to prevent the possibility of any monopoly of either the uplands or the harbor or channel by the Con troller Railroad and Navigation com pany or any other person or con cern." These restrictions the presi dent sets forth at length, and shows that the Ryan company has not the slightest opportunity for exclusive appropriation of the harbor facilities unless congress shall by future act deliberately and voluntarily confer It. The "Dick to Dick” Letter. Coming to the personal side of the matter, Mr. Taft says: "Before closing, i desire to allude to a circumstance which the terms of this, resolution make apt and relevant. It is a widely published statement at tributed to a newspaper correspondent that in an examination of the files of the interior department a few weeks ago a postscript was found attached to a letter of July 13. 1910, addressed by Mr. Richard S. Ryan to Secretary Ballinger—-and in the present record —urging the elimination of land snough for terminals for the Control ler Railway & Navigation company. The postscript was said to read as fol lows: "Dear Dick: I want to see the presi dent the other day. He asked me who it was 1 represented. I told him according to our agreement, that I represented myself. But that didn't seem to satisfy him. So I sent for Charlie Taft and asked him to tell his brother, the president, who it was i really represented The president made no further objection to my claim. Yours, DICK.” Uses Strong Language. "The postscript is not now on the I files of the department, it It were, : It would be ray duty to transmit it ; under this resolution. Who is really ! responsible for its wicked fabrication ; if it ever existed, or for the viciously false statement made as to its anthen j Hetty, is immaterial for the purposes of this communication. The purport j of the alleged postscript is, and the in tention of the fabricator was, to make Mr, Richard S. Ryan testify through The Power ot Music. Euripides (B. C. 480-406) was one of the celebrated tragic Greek poets who discoursed on music in this wise: "No one has found out how to soothe with music and sweet symphony those bit ter pangs by which death and sad misfortune der roy families; and yet to assuage such griefs by musio were wisdom " The music of the Greeks evidently had the power to stir or calm emotions, although neither melo dic nor harmo , 'ic as the terms are un derstood today. Unprofitable Heroism. Heroism se. es to be at a considera ble discount in Germany just at pres ent. Four peasants wbo recently launched a bont on the Lake of VVol rlger and rescued some Berlin trip pers who were In danger of drowning have been fined two dollars each for tresyc sing on the lake. The V/lsh. An ordinary piano contains a mile of wire and we sometimes wish it could be changed to 10,000 miles of wireless. —Phlladelphis Inquirer. Us words to the public that although i was at first opposed In the public in terest to granting the elimination which he requested, nevertheless through the undue influence of my brother, Mr. Charles P. Taft, and the disclosure of the real persons in in terest. I was induced improperly and for the promotion of their private gain, to make the order. “The statement in so far as my broth er is concerned —and that is the chief feature of the postscript—is utterly unfounded. He never wrote to me or spoke to me in reference to Richard S. Ryan or on the subject of Controller Bay or the granting of any privileges or the making of any orders in respect to Alaska. He has no interest in Alaska, never had, and knows nothing of the circumstances connected with this transaction. He does not remem ber that he ever met Richard S. Ryan. He never beard of the Controller Bay railroad until my cablegram of inquiry reached him, which, with his answer, is in the record. "Mr. Ballinger says in a telegram in answer to my inquiry, both of which are in the record that he never re ceived such a postscript and that he was in Seattle on the date of July 13, when It was said to have been written. "Mr. Richard S. Ryan in a letter which he has sent me without solicitation, and which is in the record, says that he never mot my brother, Mr. Charles P. Taft, and that so far as he knows, Mr. Charles P. Taft never had the slightest inter est In Controller Bay, in the Controll er Railway and Navigation company, or in any Alaskan company, and he utterly denies writing or signing the alleged postscript. The utter improb ability of his writing such a postscript to Mr. Ballinger at Washington, when the latter was away for his vacation for two months, must impress every one. Places ‘.he Blame. "The person upon wuose statement the existence of what has been proper ly characterized as an amazing post script is based, is a writer for newspa pers and magazines, who was given permission by Secretary Fisher, after consulting with me, to examine all the files in respect to the Controller Bay matter—and this under the supervision of Mr. Brown, then private secretary of the secretary of the interior. After the examination, at which It is alleged this postscript was re ceived from the hand of Mr. Brown, the correspondent prepared an elab orate article on the subject of this order and Controller Bay, which was subm’tted to Mr. Fisher, and which was discussed with Mr. Fisher at length, but never in the con versation between them or in the arti cle submitted did the correspondent mention the existence of the post script. Mr. Brown states that there was no such postscript in the papers when he showed them to the corre spondent and that he never saw such a postscript. Similar evidence is given by Mr. Carr and other custodians of the records in the interior depart ment. "Stronger evidence of the falsity and maliciously slanderous character of the alleged postscript could not be had. Its only significance is the light it throws on the bitterness and venom of some of those who take active part Id every discussion of Alaskan issues. Scandal Mongering Denounced. “I am In full sympathy with the con cern of reasonable and patriotic men that the valuable resources of Alaska should not be turned over to be ex ploited for the profit of greedy, absorb ing and monopolistic corporations or syndicates. Whatever the attempts which have been made, no one, as a matter of fact, has secured in Alaska any undue privilege or franchise not completely under the control of con gress. lam In full agreement with the view that every care, both in admin istration ntid in legislation, must be observed to prevent the corrupt or un fair acquisition of undue privilege, franchise, or right from the govern -ent in that district. “On the other hand, the acrimony of spirit and the intense malice that have been engendered in respect of the ad ministration of the government in Alaska and in the consideration of measures proposed for her relief and the wanton recklessness and eagerness with which attempts have been made to besmirch the characters of high of ficials having to do with the Alaskan government, and even of persons net in public life, present a condition that calls for condemnation and requires that the public be warned of the de moralization that has been produced by the hysterical suspicions of good people and the unscrupulous and cor rupt misrepresentations of the wicked. The helpless state to which the credul ity of some and the malevolent scan dal-mongerlng of others have brought the people of Alaska In their struggle for its development ought to give the public pause, for until a ju6ter and fair er view be taken, investment in Alaska, which is necessary its de velopment. will be impossible, and hon est administrators and legislators will be embarrassed in the advocacy and putting into operation of those policies in regard to the territory which are necessary to its progress and pros perity. WILLIAM H. TAFT "The White House, July 26, 1911.” The Useful Brush. in good housekeeping a collection ot brushes is found to be indispensable. a large brush made of fiber, for clean ing the sink; a small painter's brush lor greasing pans and griddles; a small scrubbing brush for cleaning potatoes and other vegetables, and a fiat brush with a narrow back and long flexible bristles tor slipping behind radiators to dislodge the dust: a small camel's hair water color brush Is also fine to dtp in melted chocolate or colored icing Tor decorating cake. The Joy of Today. it is a serious thing that we should see the full beauty ot our lives only wven they are passed, or in visions ot a possible future. What we most need ts to see and feel the beauty and joy of today.—Moncure D. Co-way. For a Bolt. The skin ot a boiled egg is the most efficacious remedy that can be applied to a boll. Feet It carefully, wet and apply to the part affected. It will draw off the matter and relieve the l soreness In a tew hours. HARVESTER TRUST PUT UNDER FIRE House Committee Gets Data Ignored by Bonaparte. WICKERSHAM ON THE STAND Charges bared to Hcuse Committee by Investigator’s Report Declare That Steel and Reaper In terests Are United. Washington.—Charging that Charles J. Bonaparte, while attorney gen eral In the Roosevelt administra tion, failed to prosecute the Interna tional Harvester company for viola tion of the Sherman anti-trust law, although having complete proof. Chair man Stanley of the steel trust inves tigating committee produced a report on the harvester trust made in 1908 by Burdett C. Townsend, a special agent of the department of justice. The report showed that the United States Steel corporation allowed re bates of three dollars a ton to the harvester compan.-. and Mr. Stanley declared that it indicated that the giant steel corporation and the har vester trust were practically one. In describing the organization of the group of larger companies in the Harvester combine the McCormicks, Deering, Plano, Wardner, Bushnell, Glessner and the Milwaukee Harves ter companies, Mr. Townsend reported to Mr. Bonaparte: “It appears that there was an i*n usual concentration of the capital stock of these five companies. kt was all owned and controlled by four families, thu McCormicks, the Dcer ings, the Jonses and the Glessners. The pooling of their holdings was all that was necessary to create a trust. All these people lived in Chicago. "Another fact is Interesting. Har old McCormick (one of the heaviest stockholders of the McCormick com pany), is a son-in-iaw of John S> Rockefeller. The McCormick com pany was therefore already distantly related by marriage to the great Amer ican family of trusts J. Pierpont Morgan is the Vust architect usually employed by *.he Rockefeller Inter ests. “He is a good builder and receives fabulous fees for his work. George W. Perkins Is his associate.” Attorney General Wickersham, sum moned as a witness, testified that he had never seen the Townsend report before. He promised that Townsend would testify later. He did not know why the harvester case was not pressed In 1908-09. “I surmised," he added, “that the case was held up pending the Supreme court decisions in the tobacco and Standard Oil cases involving the same points." Mr. Stanley announced that a sub poena had been issued for Mr. Bona parte, who is now in Canada, and that an effort would be made to ascertain from him and from other government officials why there had not been a prosecution of the international Har vester company upon Townend's charges. Mr. Stanley also announced his intention of endeavoring to show a close connection between the United States Steel cojporatlon and the In ternationa! Harvester company. Mr. Townsend in his report particu larly referred to the price paid to J. Pierpont Morgan & Cos. in the har vester deal, declaring that "$5,000,000 Is a very high price for the simple service of suggesting to persons how they can agree in a legitimate trans action It is not unusual." he said, “in illegal transactions, such as creat ing a trust, which can evade the laws. Doubtless, if proceedings were instituted against the International Harverter company, the manner of its defense will demonstrate that the fee was earned." COMMONS IN WILD DISORDER. Premier Is Howled Down—Struggle Over Lords Issue. London.—Scenes of wild disorder marked the session of the house of commons. Half a dozen times the premier arose to move consideration of the lords amendments to the par liamentary hill and each time he was howled down by a din so terrific that the speaker had difficulty in making himself heard as he appealed to both sides to observe parliamentary de corum. After trying for three-quarters of an hour to get a hearing and finding himself unable to prevail against the uproar, Premier Asquith cut short his projected speech and amid a hubub declared that If the lords would not consent to restore the veto bill, even with reasonable amendments, to sub stantially its original form, the gov ernment would be compelled to Invoke the exercise of the royal prerogative for the creation of new peers. Unable ti restore order, Speaker Leather declared the sitting sus pended. Miners Hit Ownership Plan. Butte. Mont.—The convention of the Western Federation of Miners adopt ed a report which characterized as Im practicable the suggestion of President Mover in favor of ownership of mines and smelters by labor crganiza tlons. Says Bhe Is Widow of Five. Atlanta. Ga. —Claiming that she Is the widow of five men, all of whom fought in the Civil war, a woman of Walton county has filed a petition for five pensions of mo. No Vote on 1912 Choice. Fremont, Net).—The Democratic state convention refused to Indorse the candidacy of any individual for the presidential nomination in 1912 ft had been expected that an effort would be made to have Governor Har mon of Ohio Indorsed. Mrs. Goodwin Wins Decree. New York. —Justice Bischoff in the supreme conrt granted the Anal de cree in the divorce action brought by Edna Goodrich Goodwin against Nat Goodwin, the actor. SHOOTS NIAGARA FALLS AND LIVES Bobby Leach Goes Cver Cataract In Barrel!—Badly Battered by Trip. Niagara Falls, N. Y. "Bobby” I .each made a trip over the Horseshoe falls in a steel cask and lives to tell the of an experience more thrilling than any of his pre vious feats, whieh include several trips through the whirlpool rapids, a number of balloon ascensions, a ride over the Seneca falls in a barrel aad a leap off the upper steel arch bridge over the Niagara river with a para chute. Though he was severely battered and bruised in the drop of 158 feet his injuries are only superficial, and he is able to be about his hcuse. This Is the second time In the his tory of the river that such a feat has been accomplished. Mrs. Anna Ed son Taylor ot thi* city made the trip in a barrel on October 24. 1901, and came out alive. Harassed by the police on both sides of the river, Leach was forced to make his start from La Salle, two miles and a half above the cataract on the Unit ed States side. Two rlvermen took him in a launch to Navy Island, where everything was made shipshape and Leach was placed in the barrel. It is a steel affair, eleven feet long with ends of wood. Leach was hung in a canvas hammock. The barrel with its passenger was cast adrift Just oft the mouth of Chippewa creek, hardly a mile above the brink of the Horseshoe, at 2:52 o’clock, and was quickly caught by the rush of the upper rapids. When 500 yards from the brink the barrel was caught in the tremendous current and raced to the chasm. Within 200 yards of the brink it struck hard against a rock, and a largo, section of the wooden end was broken off. As the barrel reached the crest, it swung straight and went plunging down Into the abyss on its long axis. Hardly thirty seconds elapsed until it was seen, a red speck, careening in the spume below the cataract. With the terrific outrusli of the Horseshoe, caused by high water, the barrel went floating down, tossing and tumbling In Us passage towards the upper steel arch bridge. Frank Bender of Chippewa swam out to it with a rope and caught the barrel by one of its handies. From that point the barrel was towed ashore. Leach was bleeding and appeared in a bad way, but once out of the barrel he raised himself and waved to the crowds that lined the bank. He was badly exhausted and it was necessary to apply oxygen to revive him. He thought his leg was broken but examination showed that it wa3 merely sprained. “I minded the tumbling about the falls more than the big drop,” said Leach. “Like to killed me the way I was tossed about before 1 hit the brink.” PEDDLERS IN RIOT; MANY HURT. Nonunion Hucksters Struck Down in Chicago. Chicago.—The strike of street ped dlers against the anti-noise ordinance adopted by the city council has as sumed the proportions of a continuous riot on the West and South sides of the city and kept 1,500 policemen on extra duty. Half a dozen policemen were in jured in trying to disperse the mobs, and hundreds of hucksters who at tempted to sell their wares despite the strike were set upon and beaten. One of the most serious affairs oc curred at Maxwell and West Thir teenth streets, where a band of strik ers, led by Mrs. Isidor Silverman, the wife of a peddler, overturned two grocery wagons, trampled their con tents to a pulp and severely beat the drivers. A platoon of police charged into the crowd, and after a fight Mrs. Silverman and nve men strikers were arrested. VICTORY FOR SENATOR CUMMINS Report on Monetary Reform Will Be Ready In December. Washington.—Senator Cummins of lowa has won his fight to compel the national monetary commission to sub mit its report to congress and to re quire the dissolution of the commis sion immediately thereafter. In response to the agitation against the commission which has been brew ing in congress, former Senator Al drich, chairman of the body, sent word to the regular Republican lead ers in the senate that he would be ready to present his report when con gress convenes next December. Chairman Penrose of the finance committee reported the Cummins hill to the senate with a favorable recom mendation. but oa account of the ah sence of Senator Bailey consideration of the hill was postponed. Its passage is assured. De Kalb Post Office Robbed. Aurora, 11L—Robbers gained en trance through a window’ to the post office at De Kalb, 111., blew open two safes and secured $7,500 in stamps and cash. $6,000 of the amount being in stamps. Train Hits Au*" One Dies. Bloomington. 111.—While crossing tracks of Chicago & Alton railroad in an automobile. Mrs Howard Stevens was killed and her husband and child seriously injured, when their car was struck by a train. “Not Guilty” Gompers Plea. Washington.—ln lieu of formal an swers to the contempt charges against them. Samuel Gompers. John Mitchell and Frank Morrison of the American Federation of Labor entered oral pleas of "not gutlty” before Justice Wrigh* of the District Supreme court Indlanian Slain; Rival Accused. E vansville. Ind. —Noah Russell, aged twenty-nine, was shot and killed, and Elbert Meridlth, aged thirty. Is ac cused cf the crime. He is missing The me i were rivals. RECIPROCITY BILL PASSED BY SENATE Goes Through Upper House With out Amendment. PARTY LINES WIPED OUT Measure Must Now Be Acted on by House Before it Can Be Sent to President for His Signature. Washington.—The Canadian reci procity bill was passed by the senate by a vote of 43 ayes and 27 nays, aDd the business for which con gress was assembled in extraordinary session was concluded. FOR (REPUBLICANS). Bradley. Nixon. Brandegee. Penrose. BrIRRS. Perkins. Brown. Poindexter. Burton. Richardson. Crane. Root. Cullom. Stephenson. Guggenheim. Townsend Jones. Wetmore. Lodge. Works—a. McLean. FOR (DEMOCRATS). Bacon. Myers. Bankhead. Newlands. Bryan. OGorraan. Chamberlain. Overman. Chilton. Owen a Culberson. Paynter. Davis. Pomerene. Fletcher. Reed. - Foster. Shively, gore. Bmith of Maryland. Hitchcock. Smith of S. C Johnson. Stone. Johnston. Swanson. Kern. Taylor. Martin. Watson. Martine. Williams—23. AGAINST (REPUBLICANS) Borah. Heyburn. Bourne. Kenyon. Bristow. La Follette. Burnham. Lippltt. Clapp. Lortmer. Clark of Wyoming. McCumber. Crawford. Nelson. Cummins. Oliver. Curtis. p a ge. Dixon. Smith of Michigan. Gamble. Smoot. Gronna. Warren—24. AGAINST (DEMOCRATS! Bailey. Slmons-3. Clark of Arkansas. Pairs—Lea (for). Frye (against): Till man (for), Dillingham (against); Ray ner (for). Sutherland (against): Du Pont (for). Thornton (against); Percy (for). Gallinger (against). Every amendment was voted down by a larger majority than that hy which the original bill finally cr.rried —in all cases where a roll call was had. On the final passage 21 Repub licans voted for the bill and 24 against, 32 Democrats for it and 3 against. The only significant thing as to votes on the various amendments was the practically unanimous disposition on the part of friends of the reciproci ty measure not to allow anything to mar the agreement entered into be tween executive officials of the Cana dian and United States governments. Most of the votes on amendments on which there were roll calls ran about 16 to 64. The highest votes ob tained in favor of any amendments were those on the Nelson cattle and farm products proposition and the Mc- Cumber scheme to prevent elimination of the duties on grain in bond. The former was defeated 23 to 68 and the latter 21 to 54. Washington.—Speaker Clark and Vice-President Sherman signed the Canadian reciprocity bill and it was at o ice forwarded to the presi dent, who also affixed his signature. The famous document which is re sponsible for the existing extra session of congress was signed with a gold pen which the president personally pur chased for presentation to Senator Penrose, the chairman of the finance committee of the senate, who had a great deal to do with the favorable consideration of the measure in the upper chamber. In order to observe strictly the his torical proprieties, the president de clared that he would not sign the agreement unless Mr. Knox, the secre tary of state, was present. Mr. Knox did a very large share of the prepara tory work, arranging the mutual tariff concessions, and was in thorough sym pathy with the idea from the begin ning to the end. CHICAGOAN IN POSTAL PROBE. Lawyer Goodwin Is Accused of Ex ploiting Mail-Order Houses. Washington. The sensational charge was made before the bouse committee Investigating the post office department that Leonard Goodwin, a Chicago lawyer, and broth er of Russell P. Goodwin, assistant attorney general for the post office department, was exploiting mail-order houses throughout the country, tell ing them he could arrange any trou ble they might have through a denial of mail privileges, etc. The charge was made by E. G. Lewis, president of a publishing com pany In St. Louis, recently denied the second-class privileges. Lewis also declared that post office inspectors at St. Louis had been told to use what ever methods they pleased “to put Lewis out of business” and “to shut Lewis up before the next campaign." This was the campaign of 1908. Asks Funds for McNamara. Washington.—An appeal for a $500,- 000 fund to defend J. J. McNamara, the labor man accused of dynamiting, has been issued by Secretary Morri son of the American Federation of La bor to the 2,000.000 members of labor unions. He suggests that each mem ber contribute 25 cents. Attacked by Thugs: Dying. New York—Capt. Daniel McAllis ter, a well known mariner, is dying at his home as a result of an attack by three thugs Wickersham In Deni.!. Washington. Attorney General Wickersham branded as f&l. r x>ds the charges of Delegate Wick-irsham of Alaska, that the attorney general had “shielded Alaskan criminal ” and had allowed the statute of inn: atlons to run in an alleged coal contract fraud case. Last Survivor of Semlnale War Dead. Chattanooga, Tenn.—W. F. M. Rice, ninety-seven, the only survivor of the Seminole war. is dead of old age at Flint Springs, Tenn. PACKERS ARE TO FACE LORIMER INVESTIGATORS Chicago Newspaper Manager Suggests Names of Six Who He Believes Should Be Interrogated. Washington.—According to and( \*el opments during the second and last day of the cross-examination of James Keeley, general manager and editor of the Chicago Tribune, it seems probable that a member of Cbi e go packers will be subpoenaed to tell the Lorimer investigating commit tee just what they know about con tributions to the "jackpot” in the lUI - legislature. Replying to a question by Senator Fletcher, who asked if he could sug gest the names of any packers who should be called as witnesses, Mr. Keeley mentioned the following: J. Ogden Armour of Armour & Cos., Alfred R. Urion, general counsel of Armour & Cos.; Arthur Meeker of Armour & Cos., Edward Morris of Mor ris & Cos., Louis F. Swift of Swift & Cos., John A. Spoor of the Union Stock yards company. One other packer, Edward Tilden, president of the National Packing company, whose name was given by Mr. Keeley, already has appeared as a witness before the committee. Mr. Keeley told the committee that he had no evidence against any of the men he named. He said, however, that it was commonly reported that the packers had contributed largely to various campaign funds and for that reason he believed they should be Interrogated regarding their knowl edge of a fund raised for the election of Senator Lorimer. The subject arose when Elbridge Hanecy, attorney for Senator Lori mer, asked Mr. Keeley whom he had in mind when he wrote editorials a year ago which made the inquiry: “Who Furnished the Sawdust and Lard for Lorimer’s Election?’’ Mr. Keeley said in mentioning the word "sawdust” he had in mind Ed ward Hines and the lumber interests, and in the use of the word “lard” he referred to the packing houses, with out having the name of any particular indivdual in mind. RATIFY REVISION IN COTTON House Members in Caucus Vote to Reduce Rates. Washington. Following a pro longed discusion the Democratic members of the house In caucus rati fied by a large majority the bill re cently drafted by the Democratic members of the ways and means com mittee for a revision of the cotton tar iff. This revision reduces by nearly one-half the schedules of the Payne- Aldrlcb law on manufactures of cot ton. The bill will be Introduced in the house and its passage expedited. The bill was not ratified without protest, and a vigorous effort was made by many Democrats to upset the party legislative program and to pre vent adjournment of the special ses sion of congress by blazing away with tariff revision all down the line, even if such action would throw the session into the late fall. The comm.ttee estimates that un der the new rate the revenue to be derived in 12 months from the cot ton tariff will be $10,500,000, a de crease of a little more than $3,000,000 from last year under the Payne-Ald rich law. WIRE MEN FINED; U. 8. VICTORY Thirty-seven Assessed From SI,OOO to $1,700 Each. New York. Thirty-seven defen dants recently Indicted in the government’s prosecution of the al leged wire trust withdrew their pleas of not guilty and entered pleas of nolo contendere. Judge Archbald in the United States district court ifnposed fines of from SI,OOO to $1,700 and costs in each case. The action came in the face of vig orous argument against !he accept ance of the plea by United States Dis trict Attorney Wise. It had never been accepted in this court, he de clared, and he protested against a precedent BERGER CALLS AT WHITE HOUSE Socialist Asks Taft to Pardon Texaz Youth in First Visit. Washington.—Victor Berger, the Socialist congressman from Wis consin, paid his first visit to the White House. He asked the presi dent to pardon a Texas youth, Dewey Carter, of Beaumont, who is serving a five years sentence for stealing $5 while employed by the postoffice de partment. Mr. Berger declared that children should not be employed by the government. Incidentally Mr. Berger asked the president to take some act:'in toward allowing letter carriers in various cities to perform their duties during the hot summer days in their shirt sleeves. The president, Mr. Berger said, promised to act. Won’t Revise Wool LIsL Washington.—lnformation came to President Taft from Republican sen ate leaders that he need have no anx iety over the possibility of action at this session of congress on a bill re vising the wool schedule of the pres ent tariff. Former Congressman’s Wife Is Dead, Franklin. Pa.—Mrs. Metta Babcock Sibley, wife of former Congressman Joseph C. Sibley, died at her home here, after an Illness of a year. Mrs Sibley was fifty-eight years old. Taft’s Work Praised. Lincoln, Neb. —Nebraska Republic ans, In convention, gave President Taft and his administration a strong indorsement and blocked all efforts of a small band of insurgent delegates to arouse sentiment for Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin as a pres* dentlal candidate. Steel Earnings are $28,108,520. New York. —The report of the United States Steel corporation, made public shows earnings of $28,108,520 for the quarter ending June 30.