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MMHF.II 41. 1 IVH^JII . p E R MONTH *v V>JUa.> J. Cl
Germany Astonished at Grave Degree
of Comment Reached In Berlin
Parliament by Critics of
[By Associated Press.]
BERLIN, Nov. 10.—Emperor William
never has been so severely judged
by his parliament as he was to
day during the,debate In the reichstag
on the interpellations concerning the
conversations published with the per
mission of the emperor in the London
Daily Telegraph October 28.
The criticisms of his majesty's court,
his ministers and his majesty s treat
ment of men, as well as of Mn freedom
of speech went to lengths that aston
ishrri observers acquainted with the
traditional caution of the chamber In
dealing with the personality of the
And the emperor seemed to have no
Chancellor Yon Buelow made an ad
dress lasting fifteen minutes, but he
lacked his usual spirit, and a person
high in his confidence is authority lor
the statement that he also had told the
emperor that neither himself or his
successors could remain in office unless
his majesty was more reserved.
Yon Buelow Solemn
Prince Yon Buelow spoke solemnly
and without making use of any dra
matic efforts.
The house received his explanation in
*icy silence, instead of giving it that
cordial reception which, as a general
thing, follows the chancellor's fine par
liamentary declarations.
The Conservatives, representing large
ly the landed nobllty, were almost as
relentless as the Socialists, the Radi
cals and the national Liberals, and to
day's proceedings are regarded by the
extreme Liberals as the beginning of
a long contest between the crown and
parliament that may end in Germany
having i, ministry responsible to par
liament and not to the crown alone.
When Heir Bassermann, the na
tional Liberal leader, a friend of the
chancellor, began discussion of the in
cident the galleries were brilliant with
the uniforms of officers and the cos
tumes of women.
Among Those Present
In the royal box were Prince Chris
tian of Schleswig-HoUteln, Duke
Ernest (iunther, a brother of the em
press; On. Jacoby, the Imperial adju
tant, arid Gen. Yon Moltke, chief of
the general staff, while on the raised
platforms facing the chamber were
the resident envoys of all the German
[i rjerai>''i i I
Heir Hassermann was followed by
Herr VVeimei-. Radical, and he in turn
gave way to Herr Singer, Socialist, who
declared (hat if any other .servant of
the state had done such a thing as had
Emperor William lie would be brought
before an Imperial court for trial on a
charge of hi^h treason.
Prince yon Buelow spoke earnestly in
reply to the criticism of the govern
ment und the emperor. His address
was devoid of gesture.
He said: "I must weigh my words
because of the effect they will have
abroad. I do not wish to add fresh
prejudice to the damage already caused
by the publication in the Duily Tele
graph. 1 assume that the details given
there are not all correct, and I am cer
tain that the story of a detailed plan of
campaign to end the Boer war is not
right. This plan consisted merely of
some academic ideas concerning the
conduct of war In general, which the
emperor conveyed to Queen Victoria In
thq,< ourse of their correspondence, and
It was without practical significance
for the operations then going on, or for
the end of the war.
Must Defeat Policy
"We must defend our policy during
the Boer war against accusation and
equivocation. We gave timely warn
ing to the Boers that they would bo
alone against England, and that there
was no doubt regarding the result.
"The facts with reference to tho
questions of intervention long have
been public property, and whether the
communication of these to Queen Vic
toria constituted a violation of diplo
matic rules depends upon circum
stances unknown to the public.
"Concerning the statement attributed
to Emperor William, that a majority of
ths German people is hostile to Great
Britain, the expression ufed by the
Telegraph is too strong. Serious and
regrettable misunderstandings have
existed between Great Britain and Ger
many, but the German people desire
peaceful and friendly relations with
that empire, joined with mutual re
Interests in Pacific
"Too great stress also Is laid upon
the point In the interview dealing with
our interests in the Pacific ocean, which
are incorrectly presented as Inimical
to Japan. We never thought about
East Asia except for the purpose of
obtaining a portion of the trade arising
from economic development, and we
have no Idea of undertaking: a maritime
adventure there. The extension of the
German fleet is Just as little intended
fot aggression in the Pacific ocean as
in Europe. The task In Germany's pol
icy is not to ljmlt the development of
"For twenty years the emperor has
striven to Improve the relations with
Great Britain, often under difficult cir
cumstances. The people of both coun
tries occasionally huvc attacked each
other without real justification, an'l
the emperor considered this a misfor
tune for both, and a danger to the civ
ilized world. The emperor'a idealistic
thoughts, purposes and 'efforts, often
without reason, have caused doubt to
Imply Secret Designs
"Some have gone so far as to Imply
secret designs against Great Britain
in connection with the fleet, but theao
are entirely false.
"The recognition by his majesty of
the unjustified misunderstanding of his
utterances with reference to Great
Britain and 'Me excitement and regret
nrousod thereby In Germany, will, I
am oon,vlnced, lead the emperor In fu
ture private conversation! to exercise
that reserve which, in the interest of
a uniform policy and the authority <'f
the crown, Is indispensable
f l •« 1 -I
¥ *& p|l
[By Associated Press. 1 . . .
PBKIN, Nov. 10.—The emperor of
China, who has been suffering from an
intestinal disorder, Is worse today and
believed to be dying. '
His majesty refused foreign medical
aid or to take foreign medicine. He Is
extremely weak.
Yuan Shal Kai is pessimistic over the
emperor's condition.
Public business has been suspended
on account of the lndlsposltlo* of the
dowager empress.
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Wednesday; light south wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday, 63
degrees; minimum, 57 degrees.
Amende* petitions to charter revision initia
tive prove to have sufficient number of Bis-
Hewltt anticipates favorable decision -in the
case between the Home Telephone company
"^Oakland girl flies suit demanding SIO.OOO
damages from •Walter Cummlngs. who, eh»
claims, promised to marry her.
"Prosperity Week" committee perfect* • all
details for the coming parade.
Male students at Brownsberger Home school
stow great pluck in handling fire that does
considerable damage, r Two slightly Injured.
A. A. Talmage, noted clubman, arraigned on
charge of extortion and released on $5000 bund.
"Ten Thousand" club in Imperial valley
about to set out ten thousand trees.
Medical student accuses physician of having
taken advantage of him In deal for puichas,;
of property.
Astute orientals said to be dceivlng Inno
cent Angeleno purchasers when selling them
Bethlehem stars In great request and en
couraging reports received from all quarters.
Aqueduct storekeeper on trial for having
broken civil service rules in the employment
of stenographer.
Superintendent of branches of public library
brings lengthy charges against four members
of the staff.
Drill night at Shrincrs" auditorium attracts
enormous crowd.
Dr. Torrey preaches twice to large audience
at the Evangelists' tabernacle. \ !
Aero club meets at Blmlni Baths an* listens
to addresses by Captains Wild and Mueller. .
Three women and man meet instant death ?.t
Bed Bluff, Cal., when Jast train strikes auto
party; girl severely lnj^ed..
Mayor -Taylor of San' Francisco appoints spe
cial commission at instigation of committee of
fifty to Investigate prosecution of graft cases.
Charles M. Schwab, steel magnate, to enlarge
Union Iron works in San Francisco.
San Francisco pastor, connected by gossip
with disappearance of pretty Berkeley girl,
admits kissing her in a clerical capacity, but
denies further knowledge of girl, and invites
investigation by committee of parishioners.
Sacramento wholesale liquor dealer drops
Kan Francisco doctor found guilty by cor
oner's Jury of malpractice In causing girl
wife's death.
Indian sentenced to death in Reno pleads for
commutation of sentence on ground that In
dian moral code Justifies wife slaying for in
fidelity. ■• ' ■ ' /
Nat Goodwin, noted comedian. Just wed to
Kdna Goodrich In Boston, may sell Interests in
Rawhide mines.
Redding boy killed by train; lay down on
track to sleep while fishing.
South San Francisco man who murdered con
struction camp cook sentenced to twenty years
In prison.
New Tork court of appeals denies ball to
Charles W. Morse, convicted plunger, and pris
oner now has but one chance left In bill of
particulars. ' - "' *' '
Chicago coroner records voices of murderers
on phonograph for evidence in trials.
Indiana girl dying from bite of pet dog.
Postmaster shot by crank in New York grad
ually recovering. ! ,
Body of murdered former Senator Carmack
of Nashville shipped to Columbia for burial;
W. C. T. U. honors victim.' " ' ..'",-"• ■
Bishop of Washington elected to succeed late
Rev. Sateilee. •- ' '"•'',' ' *' " "
; President Gompers of A.. F. L. tells Denver
convention that • Roosevelt' . snub is ?a ' compli
ment and that he Is ■ honored to knowiexecu
tive, failed to invite him to labor banquet.
Senator Btkins angry at report that .daughter
Catherine may enter. Into morganatic..marriage
with Duke d'Abruzzl. , • r "....V '*... •
Noted religious editor of St. Louis dles/rom
auto accident Injuries. > -.-.**' ' ,
New ■ York prosecution of so-called peonage
case 1 brings ■■' out evidence that Florida ; East
Coast Railway company marooned 3000 men,
lured to wild swamp country ; by fat promises,
and made them slaves. --■■ '
North Pako:a battleship, newest and largest
United States warship of powerful Dreadnaught
type; launched at Qulncy, Mass. '"-•■•. . '
Tariff conference at Washington concludes
Dlngley bill Is all right as It Is, 'and that in
terests affected by "Schedule A" do not want
changes In rates of duty. . *
| Ray Lamphera on trial at ■La Porte, Ind.,
charged with murder of Mrs. Belle Qunnass,
who. In turn, was accused of many grewsome
murders at her farm; Jury Incomplete.
Denver woman who attempted to extort $2000
from former wife of Lawrence Phlpps, stef 1
magnate, released on theory she Is Insane, and
police are ordered by -wire from Fhlpps to re
arrest, and hold her pending- Phlpps' arrival.
Emperor of China, believed dying, refuses to
take foreign medicine. . <nt ■■ * -
Port of Tiling Tao boycotted by Chinese. < ."..,
Berlin relchstaji severely arraigns Emperor
William tor famous letter and Yon Buelow
Interview, and declares former, written by one
of his subjects, would be regarded as "high
treason." Discussion creates sensation.
Calcutta terrorized by political outbreaks of
crime; attempt on life of, Bengal lieutenant
governor followed by murder of detective. . A.,
Toklo*s budget declared by Japanese Illian
clers to bs noumlest ever prepared by mikado's
, government, although outline dons not specify
department apportionments. , |«JS*
Considerable Comment Caused In Den.
ver by Labor Leader's Severe Sar
casm Relative to President's
[By Associated Pr?«s.l i
DENVER, Nov. 10.—Considerable
comment was caused by that
portion of ' the annual report of
President Samuel Gompers, read to
the convention of the American Feder
ation of Labor yesterday afternoon, in
which Mr, Gompers said that President
Roosevelt had issued invitations to a
number of labor leaders to meet with
prominent lawyers and jurists at a
dinner at the White House a week
from today for the purpose lof dis
cussing labor legislation. President
Roosevelt, said the report of Mr. Gom
pers, had excluded from the list of in
vited guests the officers of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, including its
president. ;
Mr. Gompers in an interview on the
subject refused to discuss the question
from a political standpoint, but con
tented himself with a statement to the
effect that he deemed himself "honored
by the exclusion" and considered the
president's act "a tribute to his hon
esty." > *"'
Honored by Exclusion
He said:
"I am honored by the president when
he excludes me from his guest list.
"It is a high tribute to the manner
In which I have represented the in
terests of the millions of workingmen
and women banded together In the
federation, both in the matter of press
ing the administration for fair labor
legislation and in the campaign just
"This Is the first affair that I know
of at the White House to which I have
not been Invited, but despite the fact
that I have frequently been asked to
meet the president and his friends
socially I have never availed myself
of such an Invitation.
"My dealings with the president h'a*ve
always been on a strictly business
"I have frequently requested an
audience with him regarding matters
of import to the federation and its
membership and have always been well
received and treated courteously.
There, however, my relations with the
president ended.
Represents Toilers
"I, by virtue of the trust Imposed
upon me by the federation, represent
the millions of people of the country
who toil with their hands—the hired
men and women, bo to speak.
"If the president or any other person
cares to say that I do not represent the
membershop of the American Federa
tion of Labor, so be it. I do not care
to become involved in a controversy or
criticise such a stand.
"When the need presents I shall meet
President Roosevelt or any other presi
dent or public man as the representa
tive of the workers of the nation If they
re-elect me and care to have me repre
sent them."
The other federation officials decline
to discuss the matter, but many labor
leaders in Denver declare that the
action of the president is simply a part
of iv plan to divide the forces of or
ganized labor so they would not bo
effective in future contests. f
Will Decide Later
John Mitchell, James Duncan and
Daniel J. Keefe, who were Invited by
the president, said they expected to be
in Denver at the convention session
next Tuesday, but would decide whether
or not to reject the Invitation when
they received the president's letter.
The report of the executive council
was a complete record of the actions
taken and the Decisions rendered by the
council during the year.
Fourteen disputes between different
unions were considered during the year,
and the report explained what disposi
tion ttie council made of these contro
versies. Regarding the action of the
council 'n Injunction cases and thu
labor campaign made before congress
the report practically is a repetition of
thnt of President (rompers.
For attorney hire and other legal ex
penses the council announced that $19,
--474 had been expended.
A large portion of the report was
taken up with the details of the efforts
made by the federation to secure the
passage of favorable legislation by con
gress Miid the failures resulting. The
matters httd also been referred to by
President Gompers.
Farmhand Soon to Face Trial for
Death of Mrs. Gunness, Alleged
Arch.Murderess, of La
porte, Ind.
[By Associate Pr«ss,l
*LAPORTE, Ind., Nov. 10.— trial
of Ray Lamphere, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Bella Gunness and her
children, came to an abrupt halt this
afternoon when the second special ve
nire had been exhausted without, a
Jury having been obtained.
• Judge Richter ordered a third venire,
the members of which will be ■ ready I
for examination tomorrow.
With tho adjournment of court today
ten jurors were in the box.
The defense today made public some
of the new evidence in ltß possession,
tho principal feature of which is the
story of Fred Lambrlght, a neighbor
of Mrs. Gunness. Lambr'~ht declared
he was driving to town one night in
July and saw a man and a woman In
a buggy drawn by a, gray horse drive
into the Gunness yard. He watched
them and heard the woman say:
1. "The money ain't here," after she
had Jumped out of the rig and walked
around the ruins of the burned house.
He says the woman resembled Mrs.
Gunness. Till! evidence Is to be used
In corroboratton of the story of D. M.
Hudson and his' two daughters, I who
will , testify for the defense that ' they
saw Mrs. Gunnesu July 9. v.
Women of Royal Italian Family with Whom
Miss Katherine Elkins May Be Connected
Convicted Plunger Under Fifteen
Years' Sentence Has but One '
Loophole Left, in Bill
of Particulars
[By As»oclnt»il Pr»««.1
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—Ball was de
nied Charles W. Morse, the financier,
who has been sentenced to fifteen
years' lmprlsonmeut at hard'labor, at
the closing- of the United States cir
cuit court of appeals today, and It now
seems certain that the former multi
millionaire must remain in the Tombs
prison at least until December 3 next,
when argument on the writ of error
that has been granted him may come
Judges Lacombe, Ward and Cox of
the federal court of appeals rendered
the decision late today. One loophole
Is left open to Morse's counsel In tho
decision, and that is that the judges
decided that, while ball was denied, It
was done "without prejudice to a rs
newal of the application after a bill
of particulars is filod."
The judges stated briefly that as the
trial Judge in the proceedings against
Morse had refused to admit him to ball,
the reviewing judges were not pre
pared, on the papers submitted to them
to make a disposition of the motion.
Morse Was Hopeful
Morse had been hopeful of gaining
hla release from the Tombs today, and
the denial of bail came as a hard blow.
His wife and son, Harry, had been with
him in the Jail during the afternoon
and encouraged him in the belief that
he would be free by nightfall.
Mrs. Morse and her son left the prison
before the decision had been rendered,
and the news was conveyed to the
prisoner by an assistant in his counsel's
While Morse tried to hide his dis
appointment, he felt too cast down to
do so. He walked to the rear of his
cell and sat on tho edge of his hard,
narrow berth and refused to make any
Judge Hough gavn as his reason for
refusing to admit Morse to ball that
tho caae was not an extraditable one,
and that it would be easy for Morse
to provide bail through a bonding com
pany, as the prisoner was worth $22,
It is said tho Morse attorneys will
file a bill of particulars, us Morse Is
"exceedingly desirous of obtaining hl3
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- !
The former Naval Chaplain has
made for himself a name that is in
stantaneously suggestive of stirring
story of flood and field. Every. work
from Ills pen i« full of action and
Says Such Arrangement Would Not
Be Considered for a Moment.
Special Dowry Talk All
tßy Amioeiated Pr«»O
- ELKINS. W. Va.,' Nov. 10.—While
increased interest seems to have lately
centered in the reported engagement
of Miss Katherine Elkins, daughter of
United States Senator Stephen B. El
kins, and the Duke of the Abruzzl. it
Is declared here in circles close to the
Elkins household that there had been
no change in the status of affairs dur
ing the last several months, and that
no definite announcement of any sort
is to" be expected In the very near
future. .
There Is absolutely no disposition
here to deny the strong attachment that
exists between the young ', Italian
! nobleman and Miss Elklns, but that
the affair has approached, the trous
seau stage is ' nowhere admitted.
It Is further pointed out that If there
ever should be a formal announcement
it would come, according to court eti
quette, in an official announcement
from Rome. . ' • ■
The many unauthorized and specula
tive stories that have been printed
regarding the affair have been very
annoying to Senator I Elkins and the
members of his family. This was es
pecially true of the report that a mor-'
ganatlc marriage has been suggested.
It is declared with emphasis that
there never has been the slightest In
timation of such an arrangement and
none would be considered for a mo
, It is also declared that talk of a
special dowry is entirely erroneous and
that such a subject has never been
It is finally stated that correspon
dence between Turin and Elkins has
been confined solely to the duke and
Miss Elkins 'herself. This being the
case, it is pointed out that many of
the published stories have not only
been erroneous, but unjust.
Steamship Lines Busy
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—Steamship
companies and the various bodies which
encourage emigration are bestirring
themselves in view of the betterment
in business and in the labor market.
Cablegrams and letters are going to
Europe informing scores on the othor
side that there is increased industrial
activity here, the result of all of which
is that there will probably be a corre
sponding increase In immigration. The
steamship agents have Instructed their
officers abroad to notify those aliens
who bought prepaid tickets that con
ditions warrant their coming back to
the United States.
Brady Tells Why He Quit
TOLEDO, 0., Nov. 10.—Cyrus Town^
send Brfe'dy made public last night hla
reaipn for resigning from Trinity
parish. The reason Is that he wa»
politely asked to leave the vestry meet-
Ing last Easter because he objected to
certain arguments somewhat heated.
The . enthusiastic vestrymen, Brady
sfiys, Informed him he was not the pre
siding officer of the vestry, as he sup
posed, and that ho was present by
courtesy only, whereupon ho withdrew
from the meeting.
One of the $25,000
group of contribu
tors to the Los An
geles Herald during
the year beginning
November 15. Fifty
two stories, averag
ing 10 Cents a Word;
no story to cost less
than $500.
The best short
story writers of our
time engaged to
write for the Los
Angeles Herald. All
stories to be illus
trated by artists
ranking with the
A New
U ik|/i| 1,1 /V\»l l^tj. OAIT.T, ?e; SUNDAY, So
oJJN L»IjXJ \j\Jr IJCiO . on TRAINS. s CENT*
Such Is Astounding Charge Made in
New York Against East Coast
Railroad Company in Peon,
age Case
[By Associated Preu.l
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.—What was as
serted to be practical marooning of 3000
men In the wild regions of Florida, and
their detention there under hard labor
for a period . of. several months, I was
dealt with at length today before Judge
Hough and a jury in the United-States
circuit court, in the course of the trial
of the government's case against em
ployes and agents of the Florida Coast
Railroad company, for alleged violation
of the Minute prohibiting "peonage,
slavery and enforced servitude."
The men under indictment are Fran
cisco Sabbia, Edward J. Trlay, David
E. Harley and Frank A. Hugg.
After a Jury had been selected Deputy
Attorney General Glenn E. Usted out
lined the prosecution's case, contend
ing the treatment accorded the work
men supplied to the Florida East Coast
company by the defendants was noth
ing .short of slavery. The government
would show, he said, that in lOOfi the
man had-been induced by alluring ad
vertisements to apply for employment
in the south.
Throughout the long journey they
were given nothing but stale bread and
bologna sausage, and when they
reached the land end of their Journey
many refused to leave the train, but
a hose was turned on them, and in this
manner the entire consignment was
driven aboard a waiting steamer.
Paradise an Inferno
When the ultimate destination was
reached, said Mr. Usted, the men found
that the paradise that had been prom
ised them was a barren wilderness,
overrun with reptiles and snakes,
where no place to sleep had been pro
vMi'ii for them.
Their "high wages," the prosecutor
declared, were slips of paper exchange
able at the company's .stone. The es
cape that many sought was impossible,
as the region was entirely cut off.
Thinking to be discharged, some re
fused to work. These, Mr. I'sted said,
were threatened with death and brut
ally beaten. Finally some were able
to smuggle letters through to relatives,
and in this manner the government
had been apprised of the conditions ex
John B. Stanchfield, attorney for the
Florida East Coast company and per
sonal counsel for Henry M. Flagler,
the company's president, moved that
the indictments charging peonage and
slavery be dismissed, as the one charge
destroyed the other.
Judge Hough was Inclined to hold
that the charge of peonage could not
rest, but declared that he would rule
In the matter on any point brought out
during the presentation of the evidence.
Attached for $25,000
BOSTON, Nov. 10.—Former Attorney
General Herbert Parker and John P.
Feeny, counsel for Dr. John J. Dunphy,
yesterday attached Charles E. Giles,
jr., for $25,000 In a civil suit, charging
alienation of the affections of Mrs.
Martha Maybelle Dunphy, wife of the
doctor. Deputy Sheriff Hennessey
served the writ upon Mr. Giles Just
before noon yesterday, while he was
at the state house attending the ex
tradition proceedings In the criminal
case which Giles had brought against
Mrs. Dunphy.
Pat Crowe Fined $25
CHICAGO, Nov. 10.—Patrick Crowe,
who was alleged to have kidnaped Ed
ward Cudahy, son of the Omaha mil
lionaire packer, several years ago,
pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying
concealed weapons yesterday and was
fined $25 and costs by Municipal Judge
Blake In the Chicago avenue court.
Crowe became involved in a fight in a
saloon Saturday night and drew his
gun. He presented a battered appear
ance in court.
Fire Victims Dead
LEAD, S. D., Nov. 10.—Horace Wat
son of Springfield, S. D., and KIU
Hawks of Mercer, Pa 1., burned in yes
terday's file, are dead. Gladys Hall of
Kansas City cannot live, and the re
covery of four others is doubtful.
Albert Plant Favors Lower Hate for
Medical Acids, However —Com.
mittee Holds Two Ses
■'• [By Associated Pre«i.l
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.—With a'j"
few exceptions the Interests af- '
fected by schedule A of the •
Dlngley tariff, which Includes over 100
articles under the heading of "chemi
cals, oils and paints," do not desire
any changes in the rates of duty now J:
This was indicated today at the first
hearing for consideration of revision
of the tariff held before the house com
mittee on ways and means.
The hearings are preliminary to the 1
taking up of the question at the extra .
session of congress. '.
The chemical products, coal tar pro- *
ducts, chemicals, paints, oils, varnishes,
medicinal preparations &nd extracts .■
for dyeing or tanning were the principal;
subjects on which the committee ob- 1
tain* d Information from those who ap- *
peared before It today. »
There were few requests for increases
in the present rates of duty. A strong .
advocate of lower tariff rates wan.,
Albert Plant, who drafted the schedule
for medicinal chemicals for the Wilson ,
bill. . .. ... .
Duties Prohibitive
"The duties on medicinal chemical? "
ba said, "are mostly prohibitive, being
in most cases 25 per cent, which is a
prohibitive rate. The duties are prac
tically the same as the tariff of 1st;:!.
What was good for the trade then is
not good now."
In addition to recommending thnt
medicinal chemicals now scheduled to 25
per cent nd valorem should be reduced
to 15 per cent, Mr. Plant said that cer
tain articles of a similar nature shouNl
be taken off the free list, naming
quinine as an example, and recom
mending for it 15 per cent advalorem
Creates Amusement ■
U. IX Arnold, representing the Var
nish Manufacturers' National associa
tion, declared that varnish manufac
turers of the country are satisfied with
nt conditions.
Replying to Mr. Underwood of Ala
bama, Democratic member of the i
mittee, Mr. Arnold admitted that hi*
trade did not need any protection with
regard to alcohol varnish.
I!.' sai.l in view of the avallfc.t>Ultl of
denatured alcohol for manufact
varnish an ad valorem vale of H pal
cent lor alcohol varnishes instead oi
tin; present rate of 35 per cent should
be fair.
He ii Ball ill much amusement by his
Crunk statement* with regard to th«
oft-repeated assertion that surplus pro
duction is offered on foreign markets hv
American manufacturers at a less prlcf
than is demanded in the home market
declaring that this was not true. •
More Duty on Coal Tar
John F. Quecny Of St. Lout*
representatives of the Bemet-Boh
< ompany at Syracuse, N. V., favored
hipher duties on coal tar products, tlic
former requesting that ;i duty be im
posed on siiliiin. now on the free list
Dr. Springer, representing a clicn
firm of Cincinnati, asked that 3 1-5
cents a pound be put on prussa sod:i
Instead of the ad valorem rate 0
per cent which now applies under para
graph 3 for chemical compounds.
He said the low price of this article
abroa.i rob.de it Impossible to manu
facture at a profit in this country.
He asked for a 30 per cent ad valorem
rate on tetrachlorlde of tin. hut >et
mitted that this would be a prohibitive
rate of duty which would permit him
to Increase his profits.
H. S. Wlredner of Now York, repre
senting zinc interests of New Jersey;
Alfred If. Isaacs, who favored a re
duction on low grades of glue, and
Larry Mohun of this city, who sug
gested a duty of % cent per pound on
■anut oil. also addressed Hie com
mittee, Charles Evans, a manufac
turing chemist of Philadelphia; W. w.
Sklddy, representing the manufacturers
of extracts Cor dyeing and tanning
K. H. Dyer, representing the Paint
Manufacturers' Association of the
United States, advocated the retention
of the duties imposed by the present
The committee held two sessions and
will resume tomorrow.
Millionaire Wants Woman Who At
tempted to Dynamite His Former
Wife Held—Assailant Iden.
tlfied as Drug Victim
DENVER, Nov. 10.—Lawrenco C.
Ptilpps, the Pittsburj; millionaire,
whose divorced wife, Genevleve Chand
ler Phipps, was yesterday threatened
with death 1 • Mrs. Allen F. Ueed of
this city unless she submitted to de
mands for money, through his attor
ney, Gerald Hughes, late tonigrht. re
quested the police t> rearrest Mrs.
Reed, who had been paroled to her
husband because she was believed to
be insane, and hold her in custody
pending further action in the case.
The police refused to say what action
Mr. Phipps' proposed to take and all
effort to communicate with Mr. Phipps
himself or his attorney has been been
unavailing. The police at once de
tailed detectives to go to the Shir ey
hotel, where the Reeds had taken
rooms temporarily, and bring Mrs.
Reod to headquarters.
The detectives arrived at the station
with Mrs. Reed at 1 o'clock and sho
was placed in a cell.
Sacramentan Drops Dead
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 10.—Michael
Cronan, a wholesale liquor merchant
and one of the wealthiest citizens of
Sacramento, dropped dead thin morn-
Ing at his residoiiiv while sitting at
the breakfast table. Apoplexy la as
signed as the cause of death. He had
been In ill health for four or ftve years.
Deceased was a native of Ireland, 63
years old

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